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Democrat Vol. 74, No. 41


Acres of Florida

Tomatoes Unpicked

Page 6


Bartow, Florida 33830


Community Guide

For Bartow, Fort Meade,

Lake Wales
In this issue


Democrat


www.polkcountydemocrat.com


Two Sections, 72 Pages


50 Cents


MONDAY
January 24, 2005
Copyright 2005 Frisbie Publishing Co., Inc.


:' Afghanistan Veteran Returns


STo Bartow High To Say 'Thanks'


By MIKE BUTLER
Assistant Principal
Bartow High School


RESIDENTS WILL have a pretty new home. work commences in February and move back at the
.ifter $1.2 million worth of renovations are complete completion of the project, scheduled for 180 days. -
to the Rohr Home. Residents will move out when (Staff photo)


Rohr Home To Undergo


$1.2 Million Renovation


Bartow's Rohr Home, owned by Polk County, will
>e receiving some much needed renovations in the
comingg months.
A circular drive and 1,400 square feet of addi-
tional area are just tvwo of the planned changes to
;he existing facility in East Bartow.
Built in the early 1960s, the building can serve
ip to 60 residents.. .
Polk County commissioners voted Wednesday to
approve a $1.2 million contract with Crossroads
construction of Lakeland to complete the project.
Residents will be moved to the old Polk General
Hospital building during the 180 day renovation
period .
When renovated, the facility will offer expanded
physicall therapy areas and the building will be
updated to code specifications.


"The building will meet all American Disabilities
Act specifications, so patients can be wheeled from
room to room if needed," Project Coordinator John
Hikes said.
In addition to the circular drive, the building will
receive a new awning, so residents may come in and
out during inclement weather.
Prior to the hurricane season, the building was
outfitted with a new roof, and will now receive hur-
ricane compliant windows.
The choice to renovate came on the heels of a
study of whether to sell or save the existing build-
ing.
"We're clearly adding value to an asset," County
Manager Mike Herr said, reminding commissioners
the business could be sold later, should the market
change.


Frosts May Sue City


To Block Development


By S. L. FRISBIE, IV approval
Publisher the denm
too high
John and Terry Frost have put sprawl.'
,he city on notice that they develop
intend to file suit to block the with B
development, of a 1,796-home plan.
'active adult" community north Those
>f Bartow if the city does not in the
withdraw its approval for the which
rejectt. develop
The Frosts live on the west value of
lide of E.F. Griffin Road; the com- Othe:
unity is proposed for develop- have ma
aent on 550 acres bounded by the city.
LF. Griffin Road on the west and The
IS. Highway 98 on the east. "atmosp
:Under Florida law, Frost told of the
'he Democrat, he. must give the overwhe
Ety 30 days notice of intent to quil in
'ie, and during that time, the homes a
ty can respond to his concerns. larger.
With his notice, Frost filed a The
!-page complaint which he said for dens
t will file if the city does not per acre
withdraw its approval. In addi- The
m to the city, 'the complaint tion Pla
|ts as defendants the developer the' city
Silver Active Adult to ,resei
immunities, LLC and the ealt-wei
mners of the land. north en
The Frosts and their attorney, allow m
-ent Geohagan, have made Griffin ]
sections at several stages of the zoning


xet A Ride


Il process, alleging that
sity of the development is
h and represents "urban
' They have said that the
ment does not comply
Bartow's comprehensive

e allegations are repeated
proposed legal filing,'
says that the proposed
ment would decrease the
their home.
r people living in the area
ade similar objections to

complaint says that the
here and environment"
surrounding homes "is
4lmingly rural and tran-
nature," and that most
ire on lots of one acre or

Silver development calls
cities as high as six units
Polk County Transporta-
nring Organization asked
to require the developer
rve right-of-way for an
st crossover road near the
nd of the development to
motorists to get from E.F.
Road to Highway 98. The
board rejected that


request, which the developer said
would have isolated the north 85
acres of the property from the
rest of the development. Silver
has proposed to give a road right-
of-way on the southern edge of,
the development.
The TPO estimates that the
cost to build a crossover road
across the northern portion of the
development would be $1.2 mil-
lion, while a road on the southern
end, which is much wider, would
cost $4.2 million.
County Road 540-A just north
of E.F. Griffin Road is to be four-
laned, and Finger Lane the
northern extension of E.F. Griffin
Road with CR 540-A will be
closed because of its proximity to
Highway 98.
The state plans to widen
Highway 98 to six lanes, and
does not want a median crossover
closer than a half-mile from the
highway's intersection with CR
540-A.
The proposed suit asks the
court to find that the develop-
ment order approved by the city
is not consistent with the city's
comprehensive plan and "is

(See Page 5 Col. 3)


- Bus Service


returns To Bartow Area


Polk County Transit Services Saturday from 8:15 a.m. to 6:15
ers will be able to take advan- p.m. with four runs per day.
p of two new rural connector The Frostproof route will alter-
'es. nate between the 'east and west
'he new routes, which will sides of Crooked Lake on its runs
riect from Fort Meade to to and from Eagle Ridge Mall.
tow and Frostproof to Eagle An added service of the connec-
;e Mall via Lake Wales, have tor service will be a Dial-a-Ride
in operating. feature, which will operate much
ort Meade, Bartow, and like the ADA service of city bus
tprooflost their bus service a services, with the exception that
ago whenInterCity Transit it will be on a space-available
funding and had to close, basis.
Ira Winegar, director of Polk This service will be beneficial
ity Transit Services, said. for those who are within 3/4 mile
ie Connector service will of the routes, but who are unable
ate Monday through to access the route due to a dis-'


abling condition.
"Riders who are unable to
access the bus because of a dis-
ability can call ahead and sched-
ule a pickup at their door," Paul
Simmons, operations manager for
Polk County Transit Services,
said. "This will help them get to
the doctor or just get their gro-
ceries when they otherwise could
not get out."
"We were disappointed when
we lost InterCity Transit last
year. Bus service in Bartow is
badly needed, so this is a great
day for us," Bartow City Manager
Joe DeLegge, said.


When First Sgt. Larry
McGuire, Army JROTC instruc-
tor at Bartow High School, was
called to the front office for a visi-
tor on Friday, little did-he know a
familiar face, fresh from
Afghanistan, was waiting for him.
Waiting to see him was Staff
Sgt. James L. Ring of the 3rd
Special Forces Group
Afghanistan. Ring was a JROTC
student at Bartow and graduated
in 1999. He credits McGuire with
helping him to turn his life
around.
In ninth grade, overweight and
undermotivated, Ring dropped
out his first semester. He came
back for the second semester and
was placed in JROTC. McGuire
began working with him, and said
that he just needed a little "mili-
tary coaxing."
McGuire remembers him as a
student who was well-suited for
JROTC, but needed his attention
daily. James went on to graduate
and entered the United States
Army.
McGuire said he distinctly
remembers the going away din-
ner Ring's family held for their
son at Ryan's Steakhouse.
Coincidentally, or possibly by
fate, McGuire and his wife were
at the very same restaurant that
evening.
"My wife and I were sitting
across the room when James saw


me and came over,'" McGuire said.
"James stuck out his hand to me
and shook mine saying, 'Thanks
for all you have done for me. If it

wasn't for you, I might not have
ever graduated.'
"My wife immediately busted
out crying at the words, and she
said 'that is why you do what you
do.'"
Ring never forgot his time at
Bartow High School, so Friday
while home on leave, he came by
to present a flag and a plaque
that was flown over his base in
Afghanistan. While at Camp
Vance near Bagrum Air Force
Base, Ring oversaw special opera-
tions in that area.
He said he often thought of his
family and wondered if he would
ever see them again. He was espe-
cially uplifted by the letters from
elementary school kids, and see-
ing the yellow ribbons of support
on all the vehicles when he
returned at Thanksgiving of this
year.
Ring said he would get a
"sense of home" whenever he read
the letters of the students. In par-
ticular, letters from a fourth
grade class had a major impact on
him.
He also encouraged anyone
who knows of a soldier in Iraq or
Afghanistan to write them.
Ring shared many memories
with his former sergeant, includ-
ing his favorite moment in
Afghanistan being a part of the
first-ever democratic elections.
He related stories of people


FRESH FROM AFGHANISTAN, Staff Sgt. James L. Ring of the
3rd Special Forces Group (right) presents a plaque and a flag that
flew over Camp Vance in Afghanistan to Bartow High School JROTC
instructor 1st Sgt. Larry McGuire. While on leave, Ring came by to
visit McGuire, whom he credits for motivating him in his early high
school years. (Photo provided)


enduring hardships, and their
willingness to literally sacrifice
their lives for the simple right to
vote.
Ring also relayed his disap-
pointment about what he felt was
a lack of understanding by the
American public about what
exactly he was doing overseas. He
said there are "tremendous"
things being accomplished in
Afghanistan and Iraq, but very
few of those things are ever
shown on the news.


Ring also talked about how
thankful he was for two of the
most important things to a soldier
in the field the welfare phone
and e-mail.
A strong sense of understand-
ing was evident between'the two
war veterans Ring and McGuire
as they exchanged war stories.
Even though the Vietnam War
and the War on Terrorism are 36
years apart, the human experi-
ence in war remains virtually
unchanged.


More Funds Sought aor



Mental Health Treatment


By JENNIFER STARLING
Staff Writer
Florida's local jails have
become the largest public psychi-
atric hospitals, housing more
than 10,000 mentally ill offend-
ers, experts said during a confer-
ence held last week at the Polk
County Jail in Bartow.
To a large degree, the commu-
nity views these persons in a neg-
ative way, when we need to bq
working together to "prevent
these people from falling through
the cracks," Bennie Allred, clini-
cal director at the Peace River
Center, said during a conference


County

To Study

MSTUs
They may have died during
referendum, but Polk county
commissioners voted Wednesday
to allow a study of municipal ser-
vice taxing units.
Municipal service taxing
units, known as MSTUs, allow
the county to levy additional
taxes to county residents to pay
for additional services, such as
parks, roads and libraries.
A referendum to allow for a
unit for parks and recreation was
voted down in November.
Commissioners voted 3-1 to
allow the study, with
Commissioner Randy Wilkinson
dissenting and Commissioner
Paul Senft absent.
"I don't think we need any
more tax increases," Wilkinson
said.
The study will be performed
by Government Services Group,
Inc., of Tallahassee, which was
the only company who bid on the
service.
The study was proposed by
Commissioner Bob English, who
brought up the idea during the
commission's early January
retreat, and while commissioners

(See Page 5 Col. 4)


held at the Polk County Jail in
Bartow last week.
"Jail should be the last resort
instead of the first option for
treatment," he said.
Representatives with the 10th
Judicial Circuit, law enforcement,
and local mental health programs
gathered for the conference
Wednesday to discuss mental
health and substance abuse ser-
vice needs in the community.
The conference was hosted by
Florida Partners in Crisis, a
statewide coalition of stakehold-
ers including judges, law enforce-
ment, correctional officers, prose-
cutors, public defenders, hospital
and mental health/substance
abuse administrators, and mental
health consumers and their fami-


lies.
Polk County Sheriff Grady
Judd and Judge Ron Herring also
spoke of the need of increased
funding for services for seriously
mentally ill persons, 23 percent of
whom end up in Florida's jails.
"These folks pose a significant
danger to themselves, the com-
munity, and to those trying to res-
cue them," Judd said. "Day after
day after day after day, officers
are putting their lives on the line
to help these people."
In 1998, Judd said, a special
needs unit was created at the
county jail for those who are most
severely mentally ill, with 30
beds for the "worst of the worst."
"Quite frankly," he said, "they
don't belong in county jail they


belong in mental health centers."
Florida Partners in Crisis is
lobbying lawmakers for $92.6 mil-
lion in funding to meet mental
health and substance abuse needs
in the state.
This proposed budget, among
other things, would: :
Increase Baker Act crisis sta-
bilization capacity.
Increase the quality and
safety of crisis services.
Restore- Department of
Corrections community-based
substance abuse treatment ser-
vices funds.
Replace non-recurring sub-
stance abuse services funds with
recurring funds.
Increase the quality of sub-
stance abuse services.


A RECORD CROWD turned out Friday night scored by Main Street Bartow, Inc., and the city of
for the fifth Festival Friday in downtown Bartow. Bartow, and this month's event was co-sponsored by
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Brownie Troop #437 held a cookie breakfast
earlier this month at the Bartow Girl Scout
House, to kick off the Girl Scout cookie sale. The
troop's goal is to sell 3,000 boxes, of cookies. Pic-
tured (from left) are: front Margaret Long, Kas-
sidee Starling, Delaney Wright, Paige Adkins,


and Alyssa Sidwell holding the cookie mascot,
"Pearl;" back Jaymee Bryant, Sydney Prewitt,
Ashley Steele, Brooke Brimacomb, Danielle Adel-
stein, and Victoria Nelson. Troop leaders are
Karen Boswell and Janet Wickman. (Brownie
photo)


Fire Safety Stressed at
Lioness 35-I Zone Meeting


The Voglers to
Celebrate 50th
Anniversary
Bill and Lois Vogler, longtime
residents of Bartow, will cele-
brate their 50th wedding anni-
versary at the Bartow Civic Cen-
ter on Saturday, Feb. 5, from 2
to 5 p.m.
. Their children, Debbie Harris
and Brenda Hall, invite all the
couple's friends to drop by and
share in the special event.

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Bartow's Lioness Club hosted
the 35-I Zone meeting Thursday,
Jan. 20, at the Civic Center.
Vice District Governor Jim
Fitzpatrick attended the meet-
ing, as well as representatives
from Bartow Noon Lions, Bartow
Knights, Lake Wales Lions, and
Frostproof Lions.
Zone Chairman Richard Car-
penter conducted the meeting,
with Sara Long presiding.
Jeff Fussell of the Bartow Fire
Department was the featured
speaker for the evening. His
topic was fire safety.
He stressed that every home
should have two smoke detec-
tors. One fire detector should be
placed outside the. kitchen and
the other six inches from the
ceiling near the bedrooms, he
said.
The fire department will help
install detectors if necessary. De-
tector batteries should be
checked twice a year in the
Spring and Fall, when the time
changes to and from daylight
savings time.
If a grease fire should begin
on the stove in the kitchen, Fus-
sell said, cover the pan and turn
the burner off, then call 911.
If a space heater is used for
heating, keep it away from beds
and curtains.
Fireplaces should be checked"


each year before and after Win-
ter season use. Chimney sweeps
are professionals who can per-
form this task.
Every household should have'
a fire extinguisher, Fussell said,
and all extinguishers should be
checked once a month.
If a fire is larger than three
square feet, call 911 first, then
use the extinguisher, he said.
Fussell also stressed that no
open flames are allowed within
the Bartow city limits, and flam-
mable liquids such as gasoline
should not be'stored in a garage.
Fussell demonstrated how to
use a fire extinguisher using one
installed at the Civic Center.
The acronym PASS (pull, aim,
squeeze, sweep) instructs how to
use an extinguisher.
The four types of fires Fussell
named are: Class A, paper,
wood; Class B, flammable liq-
uids; Class C, electrical; and
Class D, metal (magnesium, so-
dium, etc.).
Never put water on a metal
fire, he said.
The Bartow Fire Department
conducts a fire safety program
for local school children at the
fire station, as well as at local
schools, and personnel give
safety talks at area businesses.


UDC #791 Begins Winter
Session Tuesday Night


Annie H. Darracott #791,
United Daughters of the Confed-
eracy, will begin their winter
session Tuesday, Jan. 25, at 7
p.m., at All Saints Episcopal
Church, 202 South Massachu-
setts Avenue in Lakeland.
A candlelight tribute will be
conducted on two Southern gen-
erals, Robert E. Lee and Jona-
than "Stonewall" Jackson, with
special emphasis on their Janu-
ary birthdays.
Also, a historical presentation
by speaker Gerri Griffith, past
president, entitled "The Cary
Sisters: Belles in Baltimore and
Richmond," is planned.


A business meeting will follow
the program.
UDC's 2005 project, called
"Healthy ,Families," consists of
assisting young unmarried
women with infants. The UDC is
taking donations of food, diapers;
baby products, bus passes, and
ladies and infant wear.
Anyone wishing 'to make a do-
nation may call Sheila Tindle at
859-4862, or e-mail her at STin-
dle675@aol.com for more infor-
mation.
All are welcome to attend
UDC meetings held every fourth
Tuesday of the month.


Ashley Walker and Larry
Godwin have announced their
engagement.
The bride-elect is the daugh-
ter of Sheran and Larry Walker
of Bartow. She is employed at
Lakeland Surgical and 'Diagnos-
tic Center.
The prospective bridegroom is
the son of Dawn Godwin of Bar-
tow and David Godwin of Lake-
land. He works for U.S. Food-
service.
The wedding is set for Satur-
day, April 23, 2005, at Hollis
Gardens.






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Brooke Walker will serve as
maid of honor, with Michelle
Godwin as bridesmaid.
Best man will be Ralph
Cristofaro, and Brian Stevenson
will be the groomsman.
Following a honeymoon trip to
the Sandles Resort in the Carib-
bean, the couple will reside in
Bartow.


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Bartow Public Library's board
directors will meet on Tues-
ay, Jan. 25.
The meeting will be held at
30 p.m. on the second floor of
ie library.

Pancake

Breakfast Set
Bartow :High School Chorus
vill serve a pancake and sau-
'age breakfast on Saturday, Jan.
29, from 7 to 10 a.m. in the cafe-
teria.
Tickets are $5 and may be
-urchased from any chorus stu-
dent or at the door.
The pancakes will be avail-
able on an all you can eat basis.


Rock Fest

Planned
Polk County Leisure Services
Division's Teen Rock Festival
vill be held on Saturday, Jan.
29, from 6 to 10 p.m. at Lake
3hipp Park in Winter Haven (lo-
;ated between Recker Hwy. and
Hwy. 17).
Featured teen-bands from the
Polk County area will be play-
ng.
.Teen Rock .Fest offers Polk
;eens.a safe alternative to week-
aid uhn with live entertainment
Uid food.-.
For more information, call the
Polk County Leisure Services Di-
A.iion at 534-4340.

PCC Sets
Rock Concert
Benefit
Polk Community College will
stage a rock concert on Monday,
Jan. 31, from. 6:30 to 10:30 p.m.
n the gym on the Winter Haven
,ampus.
The event will benefit the tsu-
-ami children victims.
The free concert will feature
iis local rock and punk rock
)ands All Ages of Lakeland,
3TA of Winter Haven, Concise-
)loc of Lakeland. The Go. No-
Avheres ol' Lakeland. Mad West
)f Lakeland and Only After Five
&fWinter Haven.
Proceeds from food sales and
1onAti6hs will be earmarked for
charitablee groups providing aid
0o the children who suffered
From the tsunami that devas-
tated the Indian Ocean region.
The event is sponsored by two
PCC student groups Phi
rheta Kappa Honor Society and
the Student Activities Board.
No tickets are needed.
For information, call 297-1010
3xt. 6244. .:


Marital

Class Set
Mt. Pisgah Baptist Church
will hold a pre- and post-marital
counseling course on Saturday,
Feb. 12, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Lunch is provided at the
event.
For more information or to
register, call Orange Blossom
Baptist Association at 452-1281.


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Polk Works One-Stop Center
in Lakeland, 936 Parker Street,
will hold an open house on Tues-
day, Jan. 25, from 3 to 5 p.m. to
promote literacy and GED initia-
tives in Polk County.
Recognizing that 24 percent of
the workforce does not have a,
high school diploma, the Com-
munity Foundation of Greater
Lakeland, READ Lakeland,
READ Polk and Polk Works
have partnered to provide re-
sources to aid in the advance-
ment of literacy in the greater
Lakeland area.
.Primarily volunteer-based,


the target programs have little
or no budgets to execute pro-
grams that impact the quality of
life throughout Polk County.
The funding from the Commu-
nity Foundation of Greater
Lakeland has allowed Polk
Works to provide space at the
One-Stop Center to maintain
computers capable of running
specialized software these
programs often need, and to pro-
vide a bulletin board and re-
source area for collaboration.
For more information, contact
Diane Oropeza or Lisa Newman
at 291-5292, ext. 320.


Free Magazines Available

At Bartow Library


Free magazines are now
available at the Bartow Public
Library.
The magazines date from
1999 and will be available
through Feb. 2.
Each year, the library re-
moves magazines that are five
years old in order to create space
for the current year.
The magazines are located in
the main reading room of the li-


brary by the reference section.
Bags are available to carry
the magazines.
The library is located at 2150
South Broadway.
For more information, call
534-0131.


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County Land Use Topic January 24, 2005 The Polk County Democrat 3

Of Civic Affairs Luncheon BHS Sets FCAT Program


Grant Writers Meeting,

Set Thursday In Bartow


The Grant Professional Net-
work conference, two days of
workshops to help grant writers
improve their skills, will be pre-
viewed at the Polk Grants Alli-
ance meeting in Bartow on
Thursday, Jan. 27, at 9 a.m.
The Alliance will give away a
free conference registration,
worth $169, to an attendee at
Thursday's meeting.
The meeting will be held at
Bartow Public Library, in the
second floor conference room.
Thursday's featured speaker
is Barbara Howell, an instructor
at the nonprofit management
master's program at the Univer-
sity of Central Florida, who is
chairing this year's conference in
Orlando.
The Grant Professional Net-
work conference attracts grant
writers from all over Florida and
speakers from throughout the
Southeast.
A monthly networking session


among local grant writers also
will be part of Thursday's meet-
ing. The Polk Grants Alliance
provides a forum for charitable
and nonprofit grant developers
to learn from each other's experi-
ence, collaborate on upcoming
projects, and avoid duplicating
efforts.
Volunteer opportunities with
the Alliance are available.
Among its activities, the Alli-
ance sponsors the Foundation
Center Cooperating Collection in
Bartow. This is an in-depth data-
base of private and corporate
foundations that offer grants,
searchable by features such as
types of grants and geographic
locations of applicants.
Linda Young, resource librar-
ian for Bartow, has been trained
to help the public use this data-
base by the Foundation Center
in New York, widely regarded as
the premier source of foundation
funding information.


'Sweetheart Swing'

Planned In Bartow


Polk County Leisure Services
Division will hold "Sweetheart
Swing," a USO canteen party, on
Saturday, Feb. 12, from 6-10
p.m. at the Polk County Histori-
cal Museum.
The event will feature a five-
piece swinging jazz band, swing
dance lessons, a military exhibit,
refreshments, and door prizes.
' Swingtime out of St. Peters-
burg, will provide the entertain-
ment for the evening with Pep-
per & Fine Thyme band, swing
dance instructors, and swing
dance performers.
Guests will receive an hour
swing dance lesson, followed by
three hours of live entertain-
ment.
Restauranteurs of Downtown
Bartow will be serving up a vari-
ety of delicious foods, from warm
appetizers to ice cream sodas.
Guests may enjoy the nostal-
gia of the 1940's they are trans-
ported back in time when USO
canteens brought entertainment


to our young American service
members deployed overseas.
The cost of this event is $12
for a single ticket or $20 per cou-
ple.
Proceeds from the event will
benefit "Operation USO Care
Package."
The package includes toilet-
ries, sunscreen, phone cards,
cameras, and other amenities.
These packages are being deliv-
ered to members of the U.S.
armed forces deployed around
the world.
To purchase your tickets in
advance visit the Leisure Serv-
ices Division office at 515 East
Boulevard Street in Bartow or
the Historical Museum at 100
East Main Street in Bartow.
Tickets are limited.
For more information, call
534-4340 or visit the website at
www.polk-county.net.
Military or 1940's-era dress is
encouraged.


"County-initiated Land Use
Modifications changing life-
styles without neighborhood ap-
proval" will be the topic of the
Thursday, Jan. 27 meeting of
Florida Bipartisan Civic Affairs
Group.
Speakers will be Mark Smith,
of the Highland Park Coalition,
and Jean Reed, president of Citi-
zens for Proper Planning.


The meeting will start at
11:30 a.m. at the Lake Wales
United Methodist Church hall,
230 North Fifth Street. Those at-
tending should bring a brown
bag lunch.
For reservations, contact
Helen Morrison at 638-1614,
Jean Reed at 324-0702, Dem
Cowles at 638-1189 or Jenny Ja-
cobs at jenjacobs@ij.net.


Bartow High School will hold
an FCAT program on Tuesday,
Jan. 25, at 7 p.m. in the audito-
rium.
The program is designed for
the parents of ninth and 10th
grade students.
The program, "Families Care
About Testing," will feature
presentations by administrators
and staff members regarding
what students and the school
will need to accomplish during
the test. Parents also will receive
information about how school
grades are determined and new
programs offered at the school to
improve skills.
At the meeting, parents will
receive internet practice ques-
tions and a CD for home use.
At the end of the program, a


DVD player will be awarded to
one family.
For more information on the
program, call Susan DeNeve at
534-7400.



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plex in Lakeland.
The workshop will focus on
the benefits of native plants and


"Pennies with Purpose and
Passion" is still being held at Pi-
newood Elementary in Eagle
Lake.
The school is hoping to collect
150,000 pennies to donate to a
disaster relief organization help-
ing tsunami victims.
The title of the fundraising
project is "Pennies with Purpose
and Passion."
Jill Barr, Pinewood media
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the project, said the 150,000 pen-
nies is symbolic because each
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Editorial





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Observations on the Start


Of a Second Term


With all the attendant ceremony, George
W. Bush has joined that elite group of men'
who has been elected as President of the
United States twice.
Even his father, whom we believe histo-
ry will judge to have been a substantially
better President, was unable to achieve
that success.

Four years ago, the networks inter-
.it wed senior class members at the
nation's military academies about their
views on the pending war in Iraq.
Several cadets replied that if the
President made the decision to go to war,
they would follow those orders willingly.
Some added that in addition to fighting for
the freedom of people halfway around the
world, they would be fighting to defend
the right of Americans to oppose the
President, to voice their opposition, to
demonstrate against the Commander-in-
Chief.
Demonstrations, political and otherwise,
are a time-honored American tradition,
properly protected by the First
Amendment to the United States
Constitution.
Nonetheless, we wish that demonstra-
tors had been willing to declare a brief
moratorium- on their protests on
Inauguration Day, just as Democrats joined
Republicans in sitting in the VIP section for
the day's activities.
Inauguration Day is not just the
President's day; it is America's day. It
would have been fitting for those who did-
n't feel like celebrating to have stayed
home and let those who enjoy the excite-
ment of the occasion to do so.
Fitting, but not required. Demonstrators
who would have been shot dead in the
street in half the nations of the world had
their brief moment of glory on the net-
works, instead.

President Bush speaks of a mandate.
Granted, this time he got more than half
the popular vote, but even so, 51 percent is


hardly a mandate.
Given a choice between George Bush
and John Kerry, more than half the voters
preferred Bush. That hardly translates into
a groundswell of support for privatizing
Social Security, for the war in Iraq, or for
other Bush initiatives.
Other second term Presidents have been
lulled into thinking that their re-election
represented a blank check from the voters.
We hope that President Bush whom this
newspaper supported as the vastly better
choice does not lose sight of the fact that
49 percent of the voters wanted someone
else in the Oval Office.
*
The Democratic party, though outnum-
bered in both houses of Congress, is hard-
ly powerless.
Despite calls for bipartisan cooperation
and we hope that good ideas from both
sides of the aisle will enjoy bipartisan sup-
port the proper role of the minority
party is to be the loyal opposition.
An honorable minority can do much to
keep the system honest.
While we would rather see the majority
in Congress espouse the conservative
views that we hold dear, as is presently the
case, we would never want to see either
party gain such a stranglehold on govern-
ment that the minority became powerless.
Both the majority and the minority are
essential to the political process.


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I have really looked forward to
the beginning of this year. Don't
ask me why.
My New Year's resolutions
have included such things as get-
ting rid of all iny clothes that are
too big, and cleaning out the clos-
ets, the basement, the kitchen
cabinets, the. stacks of records,
tapes, CD's, :music and books.
I am a pack rat by nature and it
has finally caught up with me. I
just can't bear to part with all of
this good junk, but I am going to


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bite the bullet. Maybe they will slightest desire to go there.
have to back up the garbage truck Everything is either on fire, flood-
to haul everything away. ed, covered 'in snow or. falling
The basement is finally emp- down a cliff.
tied and the water heater I think this is the perfect place
replaced. It was leaking all over to live.
everything and I thought it was I once listed a huge old house
coming from outside. Now I have- in Atlanta that 'belonged to an
to have the mold people come elderly lady. who ',decided she
out an remove the black stuff that didn't need a house with five
is all over the walls. bedrooms, four-and-a-half baths,
I used to pretend that we were a double garage, a circular drive-
moving to California and would way and two rental apartments.
get rid of everything I wouldn't I paid a janitorial service $500
take with us. Now I haven't the to come and clean out the mess in
the attic. There were
receipts from Rich's for
shoes bought in 1935
and curtains that were
| now falling off the cur-
tain rods in the dining
room. I frequently
remarked to myself that
I would never let my
S* house get in that condi-
|hted Material tion.
Hoo! Ha!
ated Content If it was a two-story
with a basement, it
imercial News Providers" would be just as bad.
I now have the guest
room cleaned and
ready for company, but
it will be awhile before
anyone comes to visit.
It's all the boxes sitting
around that make it dif-
ficult to maneuver.


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

A 36-Year-Old E-4 Is a Rarity


Much has been written and
broadcast about the Army
Reservist prison guard convicted
of being the ringleader of a small
group of renegades at the Abu
Ghraib prison in Iraq.
Convicted by a general court-
martial of abusing prisoners, he
received what the military calls a
DD and 10: reduction to the low-
est rank (Private E-1), forfeiture
of pay and allowances, and 10
years in a military prison, to be
followed by a dishonorable dis-
charge.
Military justice typically is
harsh, generally lacking such sec-
ond chance options as withhold-
ing adjudication of guilt, sus-
pended sentences, and probation
for first-time offenders.
As a veteran of two years
active duty and 30 years in the


Florida National Guard, I am not
surprised by the outcome. But
there are a couple of aspects of
the case against Spc. Charles
Graner, Jr., that I have not seen
discussed in the press. I suspect
that is because few journalists
have served in the military, and
the questions never occurred to
them.
One is the fact that as a
Reservist, Graner also had a civil-
ian career. In his case, he had
been a prison guard. As such, he
should have been one of the best-
trained soldiers in his unit. He
should have been a good candi-
date for rapid promotion.
And his civilian experience
should have made him quicker to
recognize illegal and inhumane
treatment than Reservists who
lack his civilian perspective.


Was he as abusive in his civil-
ian career as in his military duty?
Was such abuse acceptable in his
civilian job?
Even more puzzling is his rank
and his age.
Graner is 36 years old. If he
joined the Reserve fresh out of
high school, at the age of 17, he
had 19 years experience; if he
joined at the age of 21, he had 15
years in uniform. Even if he did-
n't join until the age of 26, he had
10 years.
The rank of Specialist is what
used to be called Specialist Four.
It holds the same pay grade (E-4)
as Corporal, but without the pres-
tige or troop-leading responsibili-
ties of a non-commissioned offi-
cer. The specialist ranks used to
go up through Spec 7, the same
pay grade (E-7) as a Sergeant First


Class, though most special
above the rank of Spec 5 becal
NCOs (Staff Sergeant, then SF(:
Today, the only Specialist rank
E-4.
A soldier with Graner's p
sumed seniority which I st
pect to be between 10 and
years should have reached ti
rank of Sergeant or Staff Sergea.
at a minimum, SFC or Mast'
Sergeant if he was at the uppt
end of that span of service.
The military has few 36-yea
old soldiers whether active c
Reserve who have nc
advanced well past the rank of F
4 by that age.
Somewhere in Graner's mili
tary career is a story that has no
come to light.


OUR READERS SAY

Nativity Scene Wasn't 'Trespass'


Kudos to Bartow's First Baptist
Church and their modern-day
Paul Reveres.
The grandparents' Sunday
School class led by the Pitmans
with support of their pastor, Ron
Burks, assembled a makeshift
manger scene viewed by more,
perhaps, than any ever before.
Through the miracle of mod-
ern technology, the 2000 year old
message of "Peace on Earth"
blanketed that earth with a bit
more coverage than either the
angels or Star in the East afforded
and with more speed than Paul
Revere could have hoped to sum-
mon from his trusty steed.
Notably, his night ride was
started by lanterns' glow from
the Old North Church belfry.
The reception from some was
as frosty as the Snowman roped
into the scene on the pinewood
two-by-fours. Just as the virginal
message was interpreted as
threatening, could it be any less
so now, with disinformation
opportunities aplenty. There cer-
tainly weren't as many reporters
doing birth announcements back
then, just Matthew and Luke.
Now reports sift through strain-
ers as diverse as CNN and Fox,
ABC Nightly News and The
Drudge Report, AOL and World
NewsNet, all of which had
accounts of Bartow's night visit
by the Holy Family mannequins.
Charges that adults made chil-
dren break the law (trespass)
were nourished by an inaccurate
county attorney's memo. The
reality is that not only is the lawn
public property with no "Posted:
Keep Out" signs, it also includes
inviting park benches, a bus stop
and Millenium Park. No laws or
county ordinances were broken
but that didn't keep government
officials -- we've a tendency to
think we own the place from
making accusations typical of the
false bravado of current plea-
seeking jurisprudence by which


Polk is Number Two in Florida in
loading up charges.
As to the deed's being done
"under cover of darkness," yes, it
was dark after the church's fami-
ly night supper and prayer-meet-
ing. Wednesday are the
Southern Baptist Sabbath. Prayer
is what some call "reversed thun-
der."
Mary and Joseph arrived
under a Bethlehem moon to pay
their taxes. What more represen-
tative time and place could there
be. Even a crash-test dummy
would know that the administra-
tion building is where you go to
render to Caesar, with the com-
mission heralding in 21 tax
increases in 16 years.
Interestingly accounts
diverged more greatly in closer
proximity. Just read The Ledger,
Tribufie, Sentinel, News-Chief
and the supportive hometown
Polk County Democrat. Not to
worry, the "scribes and
Pharisees," a.k.a. "reporters and
lawyers," had issues with Jesus,
as well.
Even word of mouth was not
always kind,
especially in
Jesus' home-
town.
Wasn't He
accused of
everything from
plotting the
overthrow of the
Roman Empire
and threatening
to tear down the
temple all the
way to charges
of drunkenness, A
disturbing the Availal
peace, abetting
disciples on the
Sabbath to glean
food from a field
they traversed,
etc. ad infini-
tum?
Maybe it's a


sign of the times that a tradition-
al manger scene drew fire while a
chreche' at the Polk Museum of
Art in "Sister Mary Ignatius Tells
It All" drew not a whimper of
protest. In their three perfor-
mances of "Sister Ignatius," adult
alumni from the nun's fifth grade
class dressed as Mary and Joseph
then kidnapped and crucified the
baby Jesus. Twenty years ago, the
Missouri Senate voted to cut
funding to the Missouri Arts
Council over a St. Louis perfor-
mance of the play; Boston's three-
term mayor, Raymond Flynn
(later President Clinton's ambas-
sador to the Vatican) picketed the
play for among- other things
being "bigoted and anti-
Catholic;" while West Palm
Beach canceled the play outright.
New York Times chief arts critic,
Frank Rich, said the play "might
have shocked Lenny Bruce."
Times have changed. My fifth
grade church school teacher was
Stella Darby. This year Ms. Darby
placed the Zoraster Zarathustra
sign next to the nativity.
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as the ACLU. After the commis-
sion meeting one of their lawyers
indicated that Christmas as a fed-
eral holiday was a future target.
Of all the comments I read, I
liked William Chisolm's letter to
The Ledger's East Polk forum.
He said, "Expression is like the
mantle of a lantern. It is fragile
and if enough people like Mr.
Blank (the attorney who threat-
ened a lawsuit) and Mr. Oldt
(Ledger columnist who com-
pared the Sunday School class to
the Taliban) and others continue
to bang it around, the light of
freedom will go out, and we will
not be able to read your newspa-
per in the darkness that follows."
After all was said and done, I
went to Disney World. Arriving
at Disney's MGM Studios for the
Osbourne Family Light Show
and walking to the center of the
reconstructed town, what should
our "tired eyes see." On the court
house lawn was, naturally, a
Nativity scene.
RANDY WILKINSON
(The writer is a Polk County com-
missioner, representing District 2.)










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January 24, 2005 The Polk County Democrat


From The Fort Meade

Historical Museum


Obituaries


Vera M.
Grace

era M. Grace, 89, of Bartow,
.of cancer Saturday, Jan. 22,
% at her residence.
;orn' April 13, 1915, in Sam-
Ala., Mrs. Grace moved to
tow 67 years ago.
ihe was a homemaker, and a
nber of Blessed Assurance
aple.
h:he was an avid gardener,
wing vegetables for her fam-
-and friends. She became the
triarch of the Grace family af-
the death of her husband,
uben J. Grace, family mem-
rss said.
Along with her husband, Mrs.
ace was preceded in death by
e son, Joseph Dale Grace, and
e daughter, 'Mary Estelle
rakerr. '
Survivors include four sons,
arold E. Grace; Danny Grace,
d Clifford L. Gtace, all of Bar-
qw, and Jim E. Grace of
radenton; three daughters,
orothy N. Green, Aundry M.
ldridge, and Patricia A. Blair,
I of Bartow; one brother, Tom-
de Johnson of Bartow; three
sters, Merle Holland of Tifton,
a., Jewell McCullough of Ge-
eva, Ala., and Jody Ed ridge of
eesburg; 21 grandchildren, 22
reat-grandchildren, and six
reat-great-grandchildren.
Visitation: Wednesday, Jan.
3, from 6 to 8 p.m.. at Wh idden-
[cLean Funeral,Home in Bar-.
)w.
The funeral: Thursday, Jan.
7, at 2 p.m., at Bartow Chris-
an Assembly, 1400 East Geor-
[a Street, with Rev. Gene Smith
Ticiating.
Interment: Wildwood Ceme-
iry in Bartow.


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Ann Owen
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Ann Owen Morris, 67, of
Lakeland, died of pneumonia
Thursday, Jan. 20, 2005, at
Lakeland Regional Medical Cen-
ter.
Born Sept. 15, 1937, in
Omega, Ga., Mrs. Morris moved
to Lakeland from Bartow five
years ago.
She was an accomplished art-
ist who was active in the
Bloomin' Arts Festival in Bartow
and Winter Haven.
She was a member of the Bar-
tow and Lakeland Art Guilds, as
well- as the Altamonte Springs
Art Guild and The Ridge Art
Guild, and the Imperial 'Arts
.Gallery and Arts on the Park in
Lakeland.
She attended the First United
Methodist Church in Bartow,
where she was a former adminis-
trative assistant to the youth de-
partment, and she was. a past
president of the United Method-
ist Women.
Survivors include her hus-
band, Rev. Paul E. Morris; five
sons, Paul Morris, Jr., of Tampa,
Thomas S. Morris of Orlando,
Charles A. Morris of Nashville,
Tenn., William Holden, III, of
Atlanta, Ga., and Randy 0.
Holden of Augusta, Ga.; one sis-,
ter, Jane Rakaczky of Sun Val-
ley,.Nev.: six grandchildren, four '
great-grandchildren, and one
grbat-great-grandson.-
Visitation: Sunday, Jan. 23,
from 2 to 4 p.m., at Whidden-
McLean Funeral Home in Bar-
tow.
The funeral: Monday, Jan. 24,
at 11 a.m., at First United Meth-
odist Church, with Pastor Roy E.
Lowe, Jr., officiating.
Memorial contributions: First
United Methodist Church, 455 S.
Broadway Ave., Bartow, 33830;.
National Parkinson's Disease
Foundation, 1501 N.W. Ninth
Ave., Miami, 33136-1407.

Joseph 0.
Brand.

Joseph 0. Brand, 77, of Fort
Meade, died of complications of
diabetes Wednesday, Jan. 19,
2005, at the Bartow Center.
Born Nov. 24, 1927, in Dooly
County, Ga., Mr. Brand moved
to Fort Meade in 1949.
He was a plant supervisor at
Swift & Co. for 40 years. He was
Baptist.
Survivors include his wife,
Mary Brand; one. son, Mike
Brand of Lakeland; and one,
daughter, Gail Hanion of Coral
Springs.
Visitation: Sunday, Jan. 23,
from 2 to 4 p.m., at McLean Fu-
neral Home in Fort Meade.
The funeral: Monday, Jan. 24,
at 10 a.m., at Evergreen Ceme-
tery, Fort, Meade.


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


By LETA WRIGHT

This is an announcement of
disappointment for 500 people
who come to the Fort Meade His-
torical Museum every February
during Heritage Day to eat bar-
becue dinners with us under the
Farm Equipment Shed.
The Chamber of Commerce
has canceled Heritage Day, so
the barbecue dinner also is can-
celed.
It seems that everyone is try-
ing to get in regular operation
since the hurricanes and we just
haven't had enough time..
The chamber is looking for a
director and that takes time.
So, it is with regret we won't
have our celebration this Febru-
ary, but maybe later in the year
we can throw a big one.

If you drive past the new
bandstand, you'll notice the ban-
ister for the ramp is in place and
the next step will be the paint
job for it.

Old tune, new lyrics. There
are recent rumors that Julie An-
drews did a concert for AARP.
Ms. Andrews sang a favorite
from the Sound of Music "Fa-
vorite Things."
There were a few changes to
the words, to fit in with the
AARP theme.
See, if you can relate to these
new words:
Maalox and nose drops and
needles for knitting
Walkers and handrails and
new dental fittings,
Bundles of magazines tied up
in string
These are a few of my favorite
things.
Cadillacs and cataracts and
hearing aids and glasses,


Development Protest


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thereby null and void."
It also asks the court to grant
a permanent injunction prohibit-
ing the city from issuing building
permits to the developer or own-
ers, and prohibiting the develop-
er and owners from applying for
permits and from beginning con-
struction.
The proposed suit asks for a
jury trial of the issues.
Silver says its community
would be a showplace at the
northern entrance to Bartow,
with 1,396 single-family homes,
age-restricted to residents 55
years or age or older, and 400
apartment units. There would be
no age restriction on the apart-
ments.
There would be a 20-acre
shopping center, primarily for
use by residents of the develop-
ment.
The gated community would
have a clubhouse with' tennis
courts at the north end.
Several vinyl-lined lakes
would be established to hold
stormwater. The property would
be buffered with berms and land-
scaping on both the east and
west sides, fronting on Highway-


98 and E.F. Griffin Road.
The development plan
reserves a 3.7-acre parcel near
the southern end for a police
and/or fire station, but the city
has not committed to building it.
Access to the property would
be from Highway 98, but emer-
gency entrances for fire trucks
and ambulances would be estab-
lished from E.F. Griffin Road.



Tax Study

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were willing to address the issue,
one resident at Wednesday's
meeting decried the idea.
"It seems to me there is one
tax or fee after another," John
Shelburne. said. "We just raised
impact fees and on the heels of
that (it's wrong) to go to a discus-
sion of raising MSTUs."
"We will not be increasing any
MSTUs," Chairman Jack Myers
said. "Right now we don't have
any in the county."
A finalized contract should
appear back before commission-
ers for consideration in April.


Florida Bar Provides

Volunteer Legal Speakers


Florida Bar Speakers Bureau
provides volunteer legal speak-
ers for educational, professional,
civic, and community organiza-
tions throughout Florida, at no
cost.
Among the more than 1,500
speaker volunteers are attorneys
who have experience in commer-
cial real estate law, which in-
cludes the leasing, building, buy-
ing and selling of businesses,
and the refinancing of homes.
Attorney volunteers can pre-
sent these topics to help groups
with business owner members
who are recovering from dam-
ages caused by Florida's hurri-
cane season, as well as other


business owners who anticipate
selling, or investing iri a busi-
ness location.
Speakers also are available on
topics ranging from the Consti-
tution, to identity theft, DUI, im-
migration, and legal rights of
new adults.
Speakers go into schools,
churches, condominium associa-
tions, professional organizations,
libraries, civic and community
organizations, and other meeting
places to provide education.
To schedule a speaker for an
organization, call Gail Grimes
at 1-850-561-5767, or e-mail
ggrimes@flabar.org.


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money for outreach programs
since the 2001-02 school year,
and $100,000 for the initial fund-.
ing of the Florida Department of
Agriculture and Consumer Serv-
ices' AgriScience Leadership Pro-
gram.
Another new program, Ag
Learning Barn, has taken off
since its inception in mid 2003.
Thirty-five counties have signed
up for barns, about half of which
have built their barns and are
moving them to schools. Two
more counties are waiting for ap-


proval.
Ag Learning Barns are mobile
units built to look like red barns
and outfitted with shelves that
hold books, videos, games and
toys that teachers can borrow to
teach their students the impor-
tance of agriculture.
Florida Ag in the Classroom
reimburses each county repre-
sentative's organization up to
$1,000 to build and stock the
barn, and offers $350 after the
first school year to restock it.


Polident and Fixodent and
false teeth in glasses,
Pacemakers, golf carts and
porches with swings,
These are a few of my favorite
things.
When the pipes leak,
When the bones creak,
When the knees go bad,
I simply remember my favor-
ite things.
And then I don't feel so bad.
Hot tea and crumpets, and,
corn pads for bunions,
No spicy hot food or food
cooked with onions,
Bathrobes and heat pads and
hot meals they bring,
These are a few of my favorite
things.
Back pains, confused brains,
and no fear of sinnin',
Thin bones and fractures and
hair that is thinnin',
And we won't mention our
short shrunken frames,
When we remember our favor-
ite things.'
When the joints ache, when
the hips break,
When the eyes grow dim,
Then I remember the great
life I've had,
And then I don't feel so bad.

It's membership renewal
time, and we are getting mem-
bers forms in the mail every day.
If you would like to, become a
member of the Historical Soci-
ety, the dues are $250 for corpo-
rations, $50 for businesses, $25
for families and $15 for singles.
Mail membership dues to The
Historical Society, P.O. Box
1021, Fort Meade, 33841.
Everyone is invited to become
a member. Our membership is
growing every year.


New programs and tapping
grassroots networks helped Flor-
ida Agriculture in the Class-
room, Inc. increase the number
of teachers and students reached
last year.
Florida Ag in the Classroom
grew by 71 percent the number
of teachers reached, and by 26
percent the number of students
affected in 2004.
"When we called on our dedi-
cated industry volunteers, they
came through in a big way,"
Scott Emerson, chairman of
Florida Ag in the Classroom,
said. "They understand the im-
portance of the program and are
eager to help educate and expose
teachers and students to Florida
agriculture. We appreciate very
much all they do for us."
Gainesville-based Florida Ag,
in the Classroom is funded by
the agriculture specialty tag. It
offers curricula and materials
that help teachers incorporate
agricultural concepts in their
language arts, math, science and
social studies classes in kinder-
garten through 12th grade.
To support teachers and
grassroots efforts, Florida Ag in
the Classroom introduced three
new programs and events: Ag-
riSmarts, Ag Learning Barns
and Agriculture Literacy Day.
These programs helped raise
awareness of Florida agriculture
to more than 5,800 teachers and
more than 229,000 students in
2004, up from 3,391 teachers
and 181,758 students in 2003.
"Reaching Florida's students
and teachers with the message
of the importance of agriculture
is a key part of preserving Flori-
da's farming heritage," Florida
Agriculture Commissioner Char-
les Bronson said. "It's clear Flor-
ida Ag in the Classroom is work-
ing hard to reach out to as many
students and teachers as possi-
ble with the help of its partners."
To continue to grow the num-
ber of students and teachers it
reaches in 2005, Florida Ag in
the Classroom is redesigning
and relocating its website to
make ordering materials and
participating in workshops and
other programs easier.
In addition, it is improving its
existing programs and introduc-
ing new ones with the help of its
board of director*' of industry
representatives and its new edu-
cator and volunteer advisory
panels.
"We believe the best way to
improve on what we're doing is
to ask the advice of the teachers
and industry volunteers who are
using our materials and pro-
grams," Emerson said.
As part of its grassroots net-
work, Florida Ag in the Class-
room has partnered with stu-
dents who are already familiar
with Florida agriculture FFA
members.
To help spread the word about
the importance of Florida agri-
culture, Florida Ag in the Class-
room and Florida FFA developed
AgriSmarts, an educational pro-
gram used by FFA chapters to
teach school children and civic
organizations about Florida Ag
in the Classroom and Florida ag-
riculture.
Florida Ag in the Classroom
has spent $13,000 on Agri-
Smarts since its inception in
2002. It reached 15 schools and
nearly 1,200 students during the
2003-04 school year, officials es-
timate. It's being offered again
this school year.
In addition, Florida Ag in the
Classroom has awarded agri-sci-
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'Pig Fest' Features

Barbecue And More


More than 20,000 individuals
are expected to experience the
ninth annual Lakeland Pig Fes-
tival at Tigertown in Lakeland
on Saturday, Jan. 29, from 10
a.m. to 5 p.m.
Sanctioned by the Kansas
City Barbeque Society and the
Governor of Florida as a State of
Florida Barbecue Championship,
Pig Fest is a qualifier for the
American Royal Invitational.
It also provides eligibility for
the Jack Daniels World Barbe-
cue Championship Invitational
Pool:
Approximately 100 profes-
sional and "Back Yard" contest-
ants are expected to participate.
The grand champion winner
of the Kingsford Professional Di-
vision receives $2,500 (must
compete in all four categories of
chicken, ribs, pork and beef bris-
ket).
Reserve grand champion win-
ner receives $1,500.
A total of $10,000 in prize
money will be awarded to win-
ners within the four meat cate-
gories.
The Publix Backyard Division
showcases cook teams that work
together to generate great barbe-
que.
Many use special rubs and
their own sauces to create
mouthwatering entries that are
critiqued by officially sanctioned
Kansas City Barbeque Society
judges.
There is no admission fee for
the event. Attendees can pur-
chase BBQ bucks to try food
from the various cooks.


A crowd of 20,000 is expected
for this year's Pig Festival.
A certified barbecue judging
class will be held on Thursday,
Jan. 27.
Cooking classes and demon-
strations are planned for up and
coming BBQ champions.
Participants can test their
skills in real NASCAR simula-
tors, there will be live music at
the central sound stage, and an
interactive children's area.
There is even a Kids Q spon-
sored by Badcock Home Furnish-
ings & More. The Kids Q lets
young grill masters have a
chance at some friendly competi-
tion.
Each participant in the Kids
Q receives a free grill that they
cook on for the event and a $20
savings account with Citrus &
Chemical Bank.
Categories for children 10 and
younger, and for older children
ages 11-15.
All fires for the Kids Q compe-
titions will be started by mem-
bers of the Lakeland Fire De-
partment and they will be on
hand during the cooking portion
of the Kids Q competition.'
For further information or to
register as a BBQ team, call the
Junior League of Lakeland at
666-8134 or visit www.lakeland-
pigfestival.com to download en-
try forms.
Applications to compete in the
Publix Backyard Division are
also available at the customer
service area at local Publix Su-
per Markets.


Choice Applications

Available Now For Schools


Polk County magnet and
choice school applications for the
2005-2006 school year are now
available.
The week of Jan. 24-28 is the
open enrollment week for appli-
cations.
Applications that are post-
marked or received electronically
during the open enrollment pe-
riod will be a part of the initial
lottery selection for magnet and
choice school:students.


Applications received Jan. 29
through Feb. 18 will be assigned
a waiting list number based on
the date received.
Applications will be available
online at www.polk-fl.net/school-
choice, any magnet or choice
school in your area, or the dis-
trict office in Bartow.
For additional information,
contact the Office of School
Choice at 534-0631or www.polk-
.' fl.net/schoolchoice. .


Local YLT Founder to Appear on
NBC Special on Teen Sexuality


Natalia Wagner, the founding
member of the Polk Teen Preg-
nancy Prevention Alliance's
Youth Leadership Team, is
scheduled to appear with Katie
Couric on an NBC news special
Wednesday, Jan. 26, at 10 p.m.
Couric will take on the sensi-
tive subject of young teens and
sex in the hour-long program,
entitled "The 411: Teens & Sex."
NBC News and People Maga-'
zine commissioned a poll survey-'
ing young teenagers about their
sexual attitudes and .practices.
In one of the first surveys of its
kind, teenagers as young as 13
reveal how much they know
about sex and how much they
are doing.
Wagner was in the fifth grade
when one of her close friends be-
came pregnant at the age of 10,
after being raped by her
brother's best friend. The event
was so devastating, Wagner
said, it inspired her to start the
Youth Leadership Team.
Today, the coalition has 17 ac-
tive members, including teens
and adults on the team.
The YLT hosts two teen sum-
mits each year, at which compre-


hensive sexuality education is
covered. They also provide absti-
nence messages when participat-
ing in school events, and provide
after-school workshops at Boone
Middle School as part of the 21st
Century Grant Program through
the Polk County School Board,
where they cover issues such as
self-esteem, peer pressure, deci-
sion making, and goal setting.
Wagner, was nominated
through the YLT and the Teen
Pregnancy Prevention Alliance,
and chosen for an 18-month
term to be the Florida State rep-
resentative for the National
Campaign to Prevent Teen Preg-
nancy. As part of the team, she
has traveled to Washington,
D.C., several times and spoken
to the United States Congress
about teen pregnancy and other
issues.
To learn how to become a part
of the Teen Pregnancy Preven-
tion Alliance and the Youth
Leadership Team, contact Mary
JQ Plews at the Healthy Start
Coalition of Hardee, Highlands,
and Polk Counties, Inc., at 297-
3043.


Polk Works Sets Roundtable,
Employers' Edge Seminar


Polk Works Workforce 2020
has announced two events to be
held in February.
A roundtable series will be
held Wednesday, Feb. 9, from 3
to 5 p.m., at Citrus & Chemical
Bank in Bartow.
On Thursday, Feb. 24, from 8
a.m. to 3:30 p.m., an Employers'
Edge Seminar is set at the
Huntington Hills Golf & Country
Club, 2626 Duff Road, in North
Lakeland.
At the seminar, managers and
human resource professionals
will have the opportunity to dis-
cover:
how turnover impacts your
bottom line;
benefits your employees
want; ,


solutions by local busi-
nesses;
hiring tips;
how to keep employees mo-
tivated; and
free employer services.
To register for these events,
call 534-2529.


Bok Sanctuary Offers Art Trip To Maitland


Art and history will be high-
lighted at the Maitland Art Cen-
ter (MAC) for the Art-venture
"Destination: Maitland Art Cen-
ter and More," Friday, Jan. 28.
A daylong Historic Bok Sanc-
tuary Art-venture tour is
planned in the greater Orlando
area under the direction of Pirjo
Restina, curator of education at
the Sanctuary.
Mary Louise Curtis Bok,
widow of Edward W. Bok, Sanc-
tuary founder, was a friend and
art patron to Andrd Smith, who
founded the artists' colony now
called the Maitland Art Center.
After World War I, Smith con-
tinued his artistic career and be-
came a winter resident of Mait-
land.
He built his studio and gallery
there, known as the Research
Studio, that later became an art-
ists' colony.
At the time, his art gallery
was one of only three in Florida.
The center's courtyards and gar-
dens were designed by Smith
and constructed in stages by him
or under his direct supervision.
Richard Colvin, curator of the
Maitland Art Center's exhibits,


will give a tour of the Art Center
and the current exhibit "A Bok
Fellow: The Many Moods of Hal
McIntosh" by the legendary
McIntosh who lived and worked
at MAC in 1946.
McIntosh is one of the last
"Bok Fellows," a term that refers
to Mrs. Bok and her sponsor-
ships of the visiting artists.
"Abstractions and realism are
not that different to me," McIn-.
tosh said. "I enjoy both and all
that is in between. Of utmost im-
portance to me is achieving a
sense of tranquility within my
work and you will find no social
statements or violence there.
The subjects I paint are those
that I love the most, and I have
found that variety has kept me
interested in my craft."
McIntosh began painting in
his early childhood with his first
studies at the Detroit- Art Insti-
tute and the Toledo Museum.
He did his undergraduate and
graduate work at the University
of Michigan, also teaching in
sculpture and design.
McIntosh taught in New Eng-
land and Florida and for five
years was both director and


teacher at the Lynchburg, Va.,
Fine Arts Center.
He taught at Loch Haven Art
Center, (now the Orlando Mu-
seum of Art) and later ran his
own art school in Winter Park.
After lunch at Za-Bistro Mait-
land, participants will go on a
tour of the 1884 William H. Wa-
terhouse residence, part of the
Maitland Historical Museum.
The home is on the list of Na-
tional Register of Historic
Places.
The home demonstrates what
life was like for a middle class
family more than 100 years ago.
Through its furnishings, me-
mentos and clothing, the two-
story home exhibits the class
and customs of the people of the
day.
The trip, by chartered motor
coach, will leave the Eagle Ridge
Mall parking lot at 8:30 a.m. and
return by 4 p.m.
. Pre-registration is required.
The fee, $59 or $52 for Sanctu-
ary members, includes admis-
sions, lunch and transportation.
To register online, visit www.
boksanctuary.org.


Huge Crop of Tomatoes

Remains Unpicked in Florida


Acres of Florida tomatoes re-
main unpicked while the general
public still perceives a shortage,
Florida Agriculture Commis-
sioner Charles H. Bronson was
told by growers during a tour of
South Florida tomato farms this
week.
"I was shocked to see acre
upon acre of unharvested toma-
toes," Bronson said after visiting
tomato farms in Homestead.
"The perception of a tomato
shortage still remains in the
mind of the public. As a result,
consumers aren't buying toma-
toes, retail grocers and restau-
rants aren't placing orders, and
our growers are facing disaster
because they can't sell their
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Bronson said that, while there
was a short-term shortage of to-
matoes immediately after the
state's destructive hurricane sea-
son, Florida's farmers replanted
and there now is an abundance
of fresh tomatoes.
"Florida's tomato farmers
worked hard to get back in busi-
ness following the hurricanes,
but are now frustrated as their
crop remains in the field because
they can't find buyers," Bronson
said. "Even with this abundant
tomato supply, we're still hear-
ing stories that some restau-
rants and fast-food establish-
ments are still limiting tomatoes
or not serving them at all."
Retail grocery prices for toma-
toes, which had peaked at nearly
$4 per pound in October and No-
vember, have begun returning to
more normal levels. Bronson was
told by growers that they are re-
ceiving 15 to 20 cents per pound
for their tomatoes.
Bronson told growers he has
directed his division of market-


ing and development to assist
them in moving the current to-
mato crop into the marketplace.
"We want American consum-
ers to know that Florida is back
in the fresh tomato business,"
Bronson said. "We encourage
corporate buyers for grocery
chains and restaurants to move
swiftly to help satisfy consumers'
pent-up demand for this deli-
cious and healthy product."
Florida's devastating hurri-
cane season which destroyed
tomatoes in the field and delayed
planting of new crops had con-
tributed to a short-term shortage
of fresh tomatoes in much of the
country. The situation was exac-
erbated by problems in other to-
mato-producing areas (heavy
rains during the harvest season
in California and a continuing
pest problem in Mexico).
As a result, many consumers
saw empty tomato bins in their
grocery stores or restaurant
menus indicating that tomatoes
were available only by special re-
quest or, in some cases, not at
all.
The four hurricanes battered
Florida's farmers in August and
September, leaving in their wake
uprooted crops, flooded fields,
and a battered infrastructure.
Many Florida tomato growers re-
planted their crops after Charley
and Frances only to see them de-
stroyed soon after by Jeanne.
"Florida's farmers have re-
built, replanted, and revived
much of our state's agriculture
industry," Bronson said. "This is
vital not only for our state, but
for the entire nation, since Flor-
ida farmers produce 80 percent
of this country's domestically
grown vegetables during the
Winter months."


Tampa Bay Orchid Societies
To Hold Annual Show and Sale


Tampa Bay Area Orchid So-
cieties will hold their annual
Spring Orchid Extravaganza
Show and Sale at the Tampa
Garden Club, 2629 Bayshore
Blvd., in March.
The event will run Friday,
March 4, from noon to 4 p.m.,
sale only; Saturday, March 5,
from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., show and
sale; and Sunday, March 6, from


10 a.m. to 4 p.m., show and sale.
The extravaganza will feature
domestic and international or-
chid growers.
Parking is free. Admission
price is $3 at the door, and door
prizes will be awarded hourly.
For further information, con-
tact Jo Anne at 813-310-7676. or
Bill at 727-392-6864.


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Music will fill the air as the
Florida State Fair Concert Se-
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ances by country music star
Travis Tritt, R&B greats The
Neville Brothers, the traditional
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band the Newsboys, will go on in
the Ford Amphitheatre as sched-
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"We are thrilled that there is
no longer any uncertainty that
these 'wonderful concert shows
will happen," 'commented Char-
leh C. Pesano, executive director
of the' Florida State Fair Author-
ity.
"I am pleased with the coop-
eration of the Hillsborough
County EPC to ensure that the
Fair's headline entertainment
activities in the Ford Amphi-
theatre will go on as scheduled,"
he said.
The Florida State Fair ex-
pects attendance at this year's
fair at 500,000 people.
This 101st anniversary of the
Fair will present a return of the
Gatlinburg Craftsmen's Fair, a
new Galaxy of Thrills starring
Galaxy Girl, various agricultural
displays, livestock competitions,
county exhibits, equestrian
shows, a midway featuring sev-
eral brand new rides, a selection
of fair food and a strong lineup of
free entertainment.
Headline concerts will be held
for the first time in the new Ford
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FDOT Completes Traff

Study On US 27 Light


Florida Department of Trans-
portation completed a traffic sig-
nal warrant study for the inter-
section of US 27 and Polo Park
earlier this week, resulting in a
conclusion that a traffic signal is
warranted at this intersection.
This study included turning
movement counts and automatic
machine counts at the intersec-
tion. The data collection also in-
cluded the number of U-turns at
adjacent median openings to
north and south originating from
Polo Park East and Polo Park
West.
In addition, a crash history
for 2004 was compiled from Polk
County Sheriffs Office. Delay ex-
perienced by drivers exiting Polo
Park also was measured for the
peak periods.
The conditions justifying the
traffic signal at this intersection
include:
The data collected showed
the traffic along US 27 has in-
creased approximately 20 per-
cent during morning and eve-
ning peak periods.
Delay time for the drivers


exiting Polo Park increase
nificantly.
Change in traffic patio
resulting from median mod
tions to the south.
Increase in turning n
ments at this intersection d
the ever-increasing develop
in the area.
FDOT will work with
County in a joint effort to E
dite the installation of the tr
signal in the next three month
FDOT is preparing the de
plans and will furnish all
necessary equipment to F
County, a spokesman said.' F
County will install the tra
signal under a permit fr
FDOT.
In addition, the existing fle
ers in advance of the intersect
will remain.
Also, "enforcement lights
be installed with the traffic
nal to assist Polk County Sh
iffs deputies with ticketing r
light runners.
The posted speed limit of
mph will be maintained after t
installation of the traffic signa


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specifically for females.
The Luna Guitar line debuted
this month at the National Asso-
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(NAMM) convention in Anaheim,
Cal.
Yvonne de Villiers, the artist
who envisioned Luna Guitars,
was inspired by her pioneering
mother Hilda Williers, an elec-
tric bass player for more than 40
years.
Ms. de Villiers has watched
her mother, now almost 80 and
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beginners through profession
female players will be availab
in early February at www.lun
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IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR
POLK COUNTY, FLORIDA PRO-
BATE DIVISION
IN RE: ESTATE OF
DAVID L. EDWARDS,
Deceased.
File Number:
04CP-2989
Division Probate
NOTICE TO CREDITORS
The administration of the estate
of DAVID L. EDWARDS, de-
ceased, whose date of death was
November 15, 2004; File Number
04CP-2989, is pending in the Cir-
cuit Court for Polk County, Florida,
Probate Division, the address of
which is Post Office Box 9000,
Drawer CC-4, Bartow, FL 33831-
9000. 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 persons having claims or
demands against decedent's es-
tate must file their claims with this
court WITHIN 3 MONTHS AFTER
THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUB-
LICATION OF THIS NOTICE.
ALL CLAIMS NOT SO FILED
WILL BE FOREVER BARRED. ,
NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME
PERIOD SET FORTH ABOVE,
ANY CLAIM FILED TWO (2)
YEARS OR MORE AFTER THE
DECEDENT'S DATE OF DEATH
IS BARRED.
The date of first publication of this
Notice is January 24th, 2005.
SALLIE BLASINGAME
Personal Representative
2120 Selkirk Lane
Lakeland, Florida 33831
R. Mark Fore
Attorney for Personal Representa-
tive
Florida Bar No. 0106836
GRAY ROBINSON, P.A.
One Lake Morton Drive
Post Office Box 3
Lakeland, Florida 33802-0003'
Telephone: (863) 284-2200
Jan. 24, 31, 2005-0241



IN THE CIRCUIT COURT IN AND ;,
FOR POLK COUNTY, FLORIDA
DEUTSCHE BANK NATIONAL
TRUST COMPANY, AS TRUS-
TEE OF ARGENT SECURITIES,
INC., ASSET BACKED PASS-
THROUGH CERTIFICATES, SE-
RIES 2003-W1 UNDER THE
POOLING AND SERVICING
AGREEMENT DATED AS OF
AUGUST 1, 2003, WITHOUT RE-
-OURSE,
Plaintiff,
/s.
3USTAVO MENCHACA; UN-
VIENCHACA; UNKNOWN TEN-
\NT I; UNKNOWN TENANT II;
JNKNOWN SPOUSE'OF PAULA
_OVETT and any' unknown heirs,
levisees, grantees, creditors, and
theirr unknown persons or un-
mown spouses claiming by,
through 'and under any of the
ibove-named Defendants,
Defendants.

CASE NO.:
53-2004-CA-004881-WH-8
NOTICE OF ACTION
TO:
GUSTAVO MENCHACA
23,16 LAKE WOOD'BERRY
CIRCLE
BRANDON, FL 33510
UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF
GUSTAVO MENCHACA
2316 LAKE WOODBERRY
CIRCLE
BRANDON, FL 33510
LAST KNOWN ADDRESS
STATED, CURRENT RESI-
DENCE UNKNOWN
And any unknown heirs, devi-
sees, grantees, creditors and
other unknown persons or un-
known spouses claiming by,
through and under the above-
named Defendant(s), if de-
ceased or whose last known
addresses are unknown.
YOU ARE HEREBY NOTIFIED
iat an action to foreclose Mort-
lage covering the following ';real
nd personal property described
s follows, to-wit:'
Lot 44, GLENRIDGE PHASE
ONE, as per Plat thereof.
as been filed against you, and
iat you are required to serve a
opy of your written defenses, if
ny, to it on Elizabeth Shannon
'astras, Butler & Hosch, P.A.,
185 South Conway Road, Suite
Orlando, Florida 32812 and
le the original with the Clerk of
ie above-styled Court on or be-
)re 30 days from the first publi-
ation, otherwise a Judgment
iay be entered against you for
ie relief demanded in the Com-
laint.
WITNESS my hand and seal of
aid Court on the 21st day of
anuarv. 2005.
If you are a person with a 'dis-
bility who need any accommoda-
on in order to participate in this
roceeding, you are entitled, at no
ost to you, to the provision of cer-
lin assistance. Please contact the
officee of the court Administrator,
363) 534-4690, within two (2)
forking days of your receipt of this
notice; if you are hearing or voice
npaired, call (TDD) (863) 534-
777, or Florida Relay Service
00-955-8770.
Richard M. Weiss
CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT
COURTT
lY:/s/ Valerie Neal
Deputy Clerk
3uurt Seal)
an. 24, 31, 2005-0265


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
10TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND
FOR POLK COUNTY, FLORIDA
CHASE MANHATTAN MORT-
GAGE CORPORATION,
Plaintiff,
vs.
SHANNON HANNA, et al.,
Defendantss.
CASE NO.
53-2004-CA-4841-0000 SEC. 8
NOTICE OF ACTION
TO:
TOM CARTER, if alive,
and/or dead his (their) un-
known'heirs, devisees, lega-
tees or grantees and all per-
sons or parties claiming by,
through,' under or against
him (them).
Addresses unknown.
YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an
Action for foreclosure of a mort-
gage on the following property in
POLK County, Florida:
LOT 24, IMPERIALAKES,
PHASE ONE, ACCORDING
TO THAT CERTAIN PLAT AS
RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK
63, PAGE 43-45, PUBLIC RE-
CORDS OF POLK COUNTY,
FLORIDA.
has been filed against you and
you are required to serve a copy
of your written defense, if any, to it
on SPEAR AND HOFFMAN, P.A.,
Attorneys, whose address is 708
South Dixie Highway, Coral Ga-
bles, Florida 33146, (305) 666-
2299, within 30 days after the
first publication of the notice
and on or before 25th day of Eb-
ruary, 2005, and to file the original
with the Clerk of this Court either
before service on SPEAR AND
HOFFMAN, P.A., attorneys or im-
mediately thereafter; otherwise, 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 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 this 19th day
of January, 2005.
RICHARD M. WEISS
As Clerk of the Court
By: /s/ Shirley Deschamps
A' Deputy Clerk
(Seal) ,
Jan. 24, 31, 2005-0245
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
10TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF
FLORIDA, IN AND FOR POLK
COUNTY
MORTGAGE ELECTRONIC REG-
ISTRATION SYSTEMS, INC.,
PLAINTIFF,
-vs-
MELISSA J. BOONE; UNKNOWN
PARTIES IN POSSESSION #1;
UNKNOWN PARTIES IN POSSES-
SION #2; IF LIVING, AND ALL
UNKNOWN PARTIES CLAIMING
BY, THROUGH, UNDER AND
AGAINST THE ABOVE NAMED
DEFENDANTS) WHO ARE NOT
KNOWN TO BE DEAD OR ALIVE,
WHETHER SAID UNKNOWN
PARTIES MAY CLAIM AN INTER-
EST AS SPOUSES, HEIRS, DEVI-
SEES, GRANTEES, OR OTHER
CLAIMANTS ,
DEFENDANTS.
CASE NO. 04-CA-843
Division#: 11
AMENDED NOTICE OF SALE
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN
pursuant to an Order rescheduling
foreclosure sale dated January 4,
2005, entered in Civil Case No.
04-CA-843 of the Circuit Court of
the 10TH Judicial Circuit in and for
.POLK County, Florida, wherein
MORTGAGE ELECTRONIC REG-
ISTRATION SYSTEMS, INC.,
Plaintiff and MELISSA J. BOONE
are defendantss, I will sell to the
highest and best bidder for 'cash,
AT THE EAST END OF THE
EAST CORRIDOR, FIRST
FLOOR, POLK COUNTY COURT-
HOUSE, 255 NORTH BROAD-
WAY AVENUE, BARTOW, FLOR-
IDA, AT 9:00 AM, MAIN EN-
TRANCE IS ON CHURCH
STREET, NO ENTRY AVAILABLE
ON BROADWAY AVE. on Febru-
ary 8. 2005, the following de-
scribed property as set forth in
said Final Judgment, to-wit:
LOT 15, HARDEN OAK, AC-
CORDING TO THE MAP OR PLAT
THEREOF AS RECORDED IN
PLAT BOOK 66, PAGE 14, 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 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.
DATED at BARTOW, Florida,
this 7th day of January, 2005.
RICHARD M. WEISS
CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT
COURT
POLK County, Florida
By: /s/ Lori Armijo
Deputy Clerk
(Seal)
Jan. 24, 31, 2005-0217


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR
POLK COUNTY, FLORIDA
PROBATE DIVISION
IN RE: ESTATE OF
GLORIA RIOLA, A/K/A
GLORIA FRANCINE RIOLA,
Deceased.
File No.
05-CP-0036
Division Probate
NOTICE TO CREDITORS
The administration of the es-
tate of Gloria Riola a/k/a
Gloria Francine Riola, de-
ceased, whose date of death
was November 1 5th,
200_4, File Number 05-CP-
0036, is pending in the Circuit
Court for PElk County, Florida,
Probate Division; the address of
which is P.O. Box 9000. Drawer
CC-4 Bartow. FL 33831-9000
The names and addresses of the
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
ABOVE, ANY CLAIM FILED TWO
(2) YEARS OR MORE AFTER
THE DECEDENT'S DATE OF
DEATH IS BARRED.
The date of first publication of
this notice is January 24, 2005.
Personal Representative:
Deanna M. Bellows
3302 W. Wyoming
Circle
Tampa, FL 33611
TROIANO & ROBERTS, P.A.
Attorneys for Personal Represen-
tative
317 SOUTH TENNESSEE AVE-
NUE
LAKELAND, FL 33801-4617
Telephone: (863) 686-7136
Florida Bar No. 0082260
Jan. 24, 31, 2005-0260






THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN
AND FOR POLK COUNTY,
FLORIDA
CIVIL ACTION
CHASE MANHATTAN MORT-
GAGE CORPORATION,
Plaintiff,
vs.
PLACIDO SANTIAGO, et al,
Defendant(s).
CASE NO.
53-04-CA-2876-07
NOTICE OF RESCHEDULED
FORECLOSURE SALE
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN
pursuant to an Order Reschedul-
ing Foreclosure Sale dated Janu-:
ary 7. 2005 and entered in Case
NO. 53-04-CA-2876-07 of the Cir-
cuit Court of the TENTH Judicial
Circuit in and for POLK County,
Florida wherein CHASE MANHAT-
TAN MORTGAGE CORPORA-
TION, is the Plaintiff and PLA-
CIDO SANTIAGO; BENEFICIAL
FLORIDA, INC.; POINCIANA VIL-
LAGE THREE ASSOCIATION,
INC.; ASSOCIATION OF POINCI-
ANA VILLAGES, INC.; 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 9th day of February 2005 the
following described property as set
forth in said Final Judgment:
LOT 6, BLOCK 753,
POINCIANA, NEIGH-
BORHOOD 5 NORTH,
VILLAGE 3, ACCORD-
ING TO THE PLAT
THEREOF AS RE-
CORDED IN PLAT
BOOK 54, PAGES 27
THROUGH 42, OF THE
PUBLIC RECORDS OF
POLK COUNTY, FLOR-
IDA.
A/K/A 541 Albatross
Dr, Kissimmee, FL
34758
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 Jan 1.

Richard M. Weiss
Clerk of the Circuit Court
By: // Felicia Borders
Deputy Clurk
(Seal)
Jan. 24, 31, 2005-0240.


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN
AND FOR POLK COUNTY,
FLORIDA
ELEANOR R. CRISTOL, TRUS-
TEE
Plaintiff,
V.
Domingo Ramon Rodriguez, Isa-
bel Rodriguez, and Polk County,
Florida,
Defendant.
CASE NO.
2004 CA 2748
NOTICE OF SALE
Notice is hereby given that pur-
suant to Final Judgment of Fore-
closure entered in the above
styled cause, in the Circuit Court
for Polk County, Florida, I will sell
the property situate in Polk
County, Florida, described as:
A portion of the North 3/4 of
the West 1/2 of Section 31,
Township 30 South, Range 27
East, Polk County Florida, be-
ing a numbered tract in an un-
recorded Plat of LAKE WALES
ESTATES, described as fol-
lows:
TRACT 378
Commence at the NW corner
of section 31, Township 30
South, Range 27 East, thence
South 00 degrees 03 minutes
48 seconds West 1016.26
feet; thence East 176.57 feet
to the point of beginning,
thence East 165.'; thence
South 305'; thence West 165';'
thence North 305'; to point of
beginning.
TRACT 379
Commence at the NW corner
of Section 31, Township 30
South, Range 27 East, thence
South 00 degrees 03 minutes
48 seconds West 1016.62
feet; thence East 341.57 feet
to the point of beginning,
thence East 165.'; thence
South 305'; thence West 165';
thence North 305'; to point of
beginning.
TRACT 380
Commence at the NW corner
of section 31, Township 30
South, Range 27 East, thence
South 00 degrees 03 minutes
48 seconds West 1016.26
feet; thence East 506.57 feet
to the point of beginning,
thence East 165.'; thence
South 305'; thence West 165';
thence North 305'; to point of.
beginning,
at public sale, to the highest and
best bidder, for cash at the East
Corridor, First Floor of the Polk
County Courthouse, at 220 West
Church Street, in Bartow, Polk
County, Florida, at 9:00 a.m:, on
February 10, 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 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 pro'.ision of Certain assis-
tance. Please contact the' Of-
fice.of the Cout Administrator,;
(8q63) 534-146.90, 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.
WITNESS my hand and seal
of this court on this 11th day
of January, 2005.
RICHARD M. WEISS
Clerk of the Circuit Court
By: /s/ Felicia Borders
Deputy Clerk
(Court Seal).
Jan. 24, 31, 2005-0239


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT
OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL
CIRCUIT IN AND FOR
POLK COUNTY, FLORIDA'
FOUR CORNERS HOMEOWNERS
ASSOCIATION, INC., a .Florida
not-for-profit corporation,
Plaintiff,
vs.
ANTHONY DAVID FRANCIS and
PAMELA SUSAN FRANCIS,
Defendants.
CASE NO.
2004-CCOO-3033
NOTICE OF ACTION
TO: PAMELA SUSAN FRANCIS
PENTEWAN ST. AUSTELL
CORNWALL, UK PL265 BX.
YOU, ARE NOTIFIED that an ac-
tion to foreclose a lien on the
following described property in
Polk County, Florida, has been
filed against you, and the other
Defendants identified herein, in
the Circuit Court of the Tenth
Judicial Circuit, in and for Polk
County, Florida, by. Plaintiff,
FOUR CORNERS HOMEOWNERS
ASSOCIATION, INC., to wit:
Lot 270, BLK G, Four Cor-
ners, Phase One, according
to the Plat thereof as re-
corded in Plat Book 114,
Pages 7 & 8 of the Public
Records of Public Records
of Polk County, Florida.
You are required to serve a
copy of your written deferises,
if any, to it on NINETTE S.
FLETCHER, Esquire, Plaintiff's
attorney, whose address is P.O.
Box 915276, Longwdod, Flor-
ida 32791-5276, and file the
original with the clerk, of this
court, within (30) days after
the first publication of this No-
tice that date being February
23, 2005, whether before serv-
ice on Plaintiff's attorney or im-
mediately thereafter; otherwise
a default will be entered
against you for the relief de-


handed in the Complaint.
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 of Action; if
you are hearing or voice' im-
paired, call TDD (863) 534-
7777 or Florida Relay Service
(800) 955-8770.
'WITNESS my hand and seal
of this Court on this 20th day
of January, 2005.
RICHARD M. WEISS
As Clerk of the Court
By: /s/ PHYLLIS PITTMAN
As Deputy Clerk
(Court Seal)
Jan. 24, 31, 2005-0262


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR
POLK COUNTY, FLORIDA.
CIVIL DIVISION
MORTGAGE ELECTRONIC REG-
ISTRATION SYSTEMS, INC., AS
NOMINEE FOR FREMONT IN-
VESTMENT & LOAN, MIN NO.
1001944-6000095955-1,
Plaintiff,
vs.
EDWARD MERCED, et al.,
Defendants.
CASE NO.
532004CA004437XXXXXX
NOTICE OF SALE
PURSUANT TO CHAPTER 45
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN
pursuant to an Order or Summary
Final Judgment of foreclosure
dated January 7 2005, and en-
tered in Case No.
532004CA004437XXXXXX of the
Circuit Court of the Tenth Judicial
Circuit in and for Polk County,
Florida, wherein MORTGAGE
ELECTRONIC REGISTRATION
SYSTEMS, INC., AS NOMINEE
FOR FREMONT.INVESTMENT &
LOAN, MIN NO. 1001944-
6000095955-1 is Plaintiff and ED-
WARD MERCED; MARITZA
MERCED;: MORTGAGE ELEC-
TRONIC REGISTRATION SYS-
TEMS, INC. AS NOMINEE FOR
FREMONT INVESTMENT &
LOAN, MIN NO. 1001944-
6000099422-8; POINCIANA
THREE ASSOCIATION, INC.; AS-
SOCIATION OF POINCIANA VIL-
LAGES, INC.; UNKNOWN TEN-
ANT NO. 1; UNKNOWN TENANT
NO. 2; AND ALL UNKNOWN
PARTIES CLAIMING INTERESTS
BY,, THROUGH, UNDER OR
AGAINST A NAMED DEFEN-
DANT 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 11th day of Eebruary, 2005,
the following described property
as set forth in said Order or Final
Judgment, to wit:
LOT. 9, BLOCK 739, POINCI-
ANA SUBDIVISION, NEIGH-
BORHOOD 5 NORTH, VIL-
LAGE 3, ACCORDING TO
THE PLAT THEREOF DE-
SCRIBED IN PLAT BOOK 54,
PAGE, 27, 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 saleilocation.
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)
'v.'or'king d3y 9 tyqur receipt of this
S ''I.:.I"- 1 i ,.)j are her ,,ri,. :.r yooice
imp -. : TDE. ,.,: 3,i ': 4-7777
Sor F.'c.iaa R.-ay ,',.':.- : 11.'
.. DATED j.r. B rr ow; Florida,
on January 10, 2005.
RICHARD M. WEISS
As Clerk, Circuit Court
By: /s/ Felicia;Borders
As Deputy Clerk
(Seal)
'Jan. 24, 31, 2005-0229





IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN
AND FOR POLK COUNTY,
FLORIDA
JUVENILE DIVISION
IN THE INTEREST OF:
S.H. DOB: 03/Q9/98
D.H. DOB: 10/21/00
MINOR CHILDREN
SUMMONS AND NOTICE
OF HEARING ON
PETITION FOR
TERMINATION OF
PARENTAL RIGHTS
CASE NO.
JP03-005400-PC
THE STATE OP FLORIDA TO:
KENNETH EDWARD
HOWELL .,,
(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,
S.H., a fen.i.aie child born on
03/09/96, O.H., a male child,
Born on 11/ '9 :00, to Jackie
Adams, the Mother, and Ken-
neth Edward Howell, the Fa-
ther, in Polk County, Florida.
for subsequent adoption and
you are hereby, COMMANDEDto
be and appear bIefore the MAGIS-
TRATE, ROBIN MATIS-JACK-
SON, at 9:00 A.M. on Wednes-
day, the 16th day of March
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 TH-IS 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. i "
"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. It hearing impaired,
(TDD) 1-800-955-871 ,-or Voice (V)
1-800-955-8770. via Florida Relay
Service."
RICHARD M. WEISS, CLERK
By Linda K White
as his Deputy Clerk
(CLERK'S SEAL)
Jan. 24, 31, Feb. 7,14, 2005-0242


Constructive Notice
Know all men be these presents
that:
I, Pearl L. Bryan-Lilly, being a
member of the Pembina Nation
Little Shell Band of North America,
do hereby give constructive notice
by publication that on the Twenty-
Ninth day of December, in the
year-of our Lord Two-Thousand
and Four, the government-to-gov-
ernment relationship between the
Pembina Nation Little Shell Band
of North America and the United
States of America has been me-
morialized for Notice to all whom it
may concern by a filing of a Con-
structive Notice in the Polk County
Records Department at Book Six-
Thousand Thirty-Five (6035) at
pages Two-hundred and Four
(204) through Two-Hundred-
Twenty-Two (222) of the Treaty
signed by the Tribal Leaders of
said Pembina Nation and duly
constituted officers of the United
States of America, such Treaty be-
jng signed by the parties in the
year 1863 and was finalized on
the Fifth day of May, in the year
1864.
Such document also provides no-
tice of the findings of Congress
that the tribal court for the said
Pembina Nation is the proper fo-
rum for matters affecting the prop-
erty rights of members of such na-
tion pursuant to Title 25 U.S.C.
Section 3601.
This is Constructive Notice to all
government officials, agencies and
persons in Florida state that the
federal tribal government of said
Pembina Nation and its tribal court
is in operation throughout North
America .which is inclusive of the
territory of Florida state.
Any objections founded upon law-
ful grounds, whether by relevant
document or record should be
sent to Pearl L. Bryan-Lilly, c/o PO
Box 93481, Lakeland, FL 33804-
3481.
Executed on this 19th day of Janu-
ary, 2005. -
Pearl L. Bryan-Lilly
Jan. 24, 31, Feb. 7, 14, 2005-
0257
INVITATION TO BID
GENERAL CONTRACTORS
The Housing Authority of Bartow
will receive sealed bids at 1060 S
Woodlawn Ave, Bartow, FL until
2:00 PM February 1 2005 when
they will be opened and recorded.
Work will include drywall replace-
ment, painting and minor repairs.
All work must be performed in ac-
cordance with the terms and con-
ditions, 'specifications and all
documents prepared for this Invi-
tation To Bid. Compliance is re-
quired for Insurance and Fair La-
bor Standards. Small business &
minority Contractors are encour-
age to submit proposals. The
Housing Authority of Bartow re-
serves the right to reject any and
all bids and to waive irregularities
and informalities in the bidding.
Bid documents are available at the
office at 1060 S Woodlawn, Bar-
tow, FL.
Jan. 24, 2005-0259

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
10TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF
FLORIDA IN AND FOR POLK
COUNTY GENERAL JURISDIC-
TION DIVISION
Mortgage Electronic Registration
Systems, Inc., *;). ,
PLAINTIFF( We '

Alejandro Rosado;'. Maria Ro-
sado, et al.,
DEFENDANT.
Case No.
53 2004-CA-4386 Sec. 11
NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE
SALE
Notice is hereby given that,.
pursuant to that Final Judg-
ment of Foreclosure dated
January 7. 2005. and entered
-in civil case. number 53 2004-.
CA-4386-SEC 11, 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'
Alejandro Rosado; ..Maria .Ro-
sado, 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 9th .day of Feb-
r. ary, 200Z5, the following de-.
scribed property as set forth in
said Final Judgment, to wit:
THE. EAST 92.0 FEET OF
LOT 14 AND THE WEST 8.0
FEET OF LOT 15, BETTER
DAYS, ACCORDING TO THE
PLAT OR MAP THEREOF
RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK
86, PAGE 36, OF THE PUB-
LIC RECORDS OF POLK
COUNTY, FLORIDA, TO-
GETHER WITH THAT CER- "
TAIN MOBILE HOME VIN#
FLFLL70A18067CH, AND
VIN#FLFLL70B18067CH.
NOTE: Pursuant to
the Fair Debt Collec-
tion Practices Act
you are advised that
this law firm is
deemed to be a debt
collector attempting
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 lo-
cated at 255 North Broad-
way 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 of loca-
tion is necessary, the Clerk
shall post a "Notice of
hange.. at the sale location
directing the bidders to the
temporary sale location..
If you are a person with dis-


abilities who needs any ac-
commodation in order to
participate in this proceed-
ing, 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 davs of
your receipt of this notice;
if you are hearing or voice
impaired, call TDD (863)
534-7777 or Florida Relay
Services 711.
Dated the 10th day of
January, 2005.
Richard M. Weiss
As Clerk of the Court
By: /s/ Felicia Borders
As Deputy Clerk
(Seal)
Jan. 24, 31. 2005-0226


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT
OF THE 10TH JUDICIAL
CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR
POLK COUNTY, FLORIDA
CIVIL DIVISION
FIRSTAR BANK MILWAUKEE,
N.A., AS TRUSTEE FOR THE
REGISTERED HOLDER OR SA-
LAMON BROTHERS MORT-
GAGE SECURITIES VII, INC.,
NEW CENTURY ASSET-
BACKED FLOATING RATE CER-
TIFICATES SERIES 1999-SB3,
Plaintiff,
vs.
GABRIEL JEAN; TERRY ANN
JEAN; HOWARD WEST ASSOCI-
ATES, INC. A/K/A HOWARD
WEST ASSOCIATION, INC., A
DISSOLVED FLORIDA CORPO-
RATION; AND UNKNOWN PER-
SON IN POSSESSION OF THE
SUBJECT PROPERTY; JOHN
DOE; JANE DOE AS UNKNOWN
TENANTS) IN POSSESSION OF
THE SUBJECT PROPERTY, et
al.,
Defendants.
CASE NO.:
GCG-00-2763-SEC 11
RE-NOTICE OF FORECLO-
SURE SALE
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN
pursuant to a Motion and Order
Resetting Foreclosure Sale Date
dated the 5ti day of Janua.y,
2005, and entered in Case No.
GCG-00-2763-SEC 11, of the Cir-
cuit Court of the 10TH Judicial Cir-
cuit in and for Polk County, Flor-
ida, wherein FIRSTAR BANK MIL-
WAUKEE, N.A., AS TRUSTEE
FOR THE REGISTERED
HOLDER OR SALMON BROTH-
ERS MORTGAGE SECURITIES
VII, INC.,, NEW CENTURY AS-
SET-BACKED FLOATING RATE
CERTIFICATES SERIES 1999-
SB3 is the Plaintiff and GABRIEL
JEAN; TERRY ANN JEAN; HOW-
ARD WEST ASSOCIATES, INC.
A/K/A HOWARD WEST ASSO-
CIATION, INC:, A DISSOLVED;
AND UNKNOWN PERSON IN
POSSESSION OF THE SUBJECT
PROPERTY; 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 9th day of February. 2005, the
following described property as set
forth in said Final Judgment, to
wit:
LOT 3, HOWARD WEST, AC-
CORDING TO THE PLAT
THEREOF AS RECORDED
IN PLAT BOOK 81, PAGE 14,
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 Io-
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
lerrnporar, sale location.
hi you are a person with o':3aiiii'e.
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 6th day of January,
2005.
RICHARD M WEISS
Clerk Of The Circuit Court
,By: /s/ Felicia Borders
Deputy Clerk
(Seal)
Jan. 24,31, 2005-0220

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT IN AND
FOR POLK COUNTY, FLORIDA
PARKWAY MORTGAGE COM-
PANY, INC., a Florida Corpora-'
tion,
Plaintiff,
vs.
HARRIETT WILEY, et al.,
Defendantss.
CASE NO.:
53 2004 CC 003856
NOTICE OF SALE PURSU-
ANT TO CHAPTER 45
NOTICE IS HEREBY
GIVEN pursuant to an Order or
Final Judgment .entered on
January 7., 2005, in this case:
now pending in this Court, the
style of which is indicated
above, I will sell to the highest-
and' best bidder for cash at
9:00 AM., on February 8th,
2005. at Polk County
Courthouse, 255 N:
Broadway, Bartow, Flor-
ida 33830, the following de-
scribed property:
LOT 4, BLOCK 392, VIL-
LAGE 7, NEIGHBORHOOD 2
WEST, POINCIANA SUBDI-
VISION, ACCORDING TO
THE PLAT THEREOF RE-
CORDED IN PLAT BOOK 55,
AT PAGES 5-18, 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 Broad-
way 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 of loca-
tion is necessary, the Clerk
shall post a' Notice of


Change" at the sale location
directing the bidders to the
temporary sale location.
If you are a person with dis-
abilities who needs any ac-
commodation in order to
participate in this-proceed-
ing, 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 notice;
if you are hearing or ,voice
impaired, call TDD (863)
534-7777 or Florida Relay
Services 711.
DATED the 7th day of Janu-
ary. 2005.
RICHARD WEISS
Clerk, County Court
By: /s/ Phyllis Pittmn
Deputy Clerk
(Seal)
Jan. 17, 24, 2005-0164


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN
AND FOR POLK COUNTY,
FLORIDA
CIVIL ACTION
WASHINGTON MUTUAL BANK
FA,
Plaintiff,
vs.
THE UNKNOWN HEIRS, DEVI-
SEES, GRANTEES, ASSIGN-
EES, LIENORS, CREDITORS,
TRUSTEES, OR OTHER CLAIM-
ANTS CLAIMING BY,
THROUGH, UNDER OR
AGAINST THE ESTATE OF PA-
TRICIA LEE SLAGLE A/K/A PA-
TRICIA L. SLAGLE, DECEASED,
et al.,
Defendant(s).
CASE NO.:
53-2004-CA-4372
DIVISION: 11
NOTICE OF ACTION
TO:
THE UNKNOWN HEIRS, DEVI-
SEES, GRANTEES, ASSIGN-
EES, LIENORS, CREDITORS,
TRUSTEES, OR OTHER CLAIM-
ANTS CLAIMING BY,
THROUGH, UNDER OR
AGAINST THE ESTATE OF PA-
TRICIA LEE SLAGLE A/K/A PA-
TRICIA L. SLAGLE, DECEASED
LAST KNOWN ADDRESS:

UNKNOWN
CURRENT ADDRESS:
UNKNOWN
THE UNKNOWN PERSONAL
REPRESENTATIVE OF THE ES-
TATE OF PATRICIA LEE SLA-
GLE A/K/A PATRICIA L. SLA-
GLE, DECEASED
LAST KNOWN ADDRESS:

UNKNOWN
CURRENT ADDRESS:
UNKNOWN,
ANY AND ALL UNKNOWN PAR-
TIES CLAIMING BY, THROUGH,
UNDER, AND AGAUIST THE
HEREIN NAMED INDIVIDUAL
DEFENDANTS) WHO ARE NOT
KNOWN TO BE DEAD OR
ALIVE, WHETHER SAID UN-
KNOWN PARTIES MAY CLAIM
AN INTEREST AS SPOUSES,
HEIRS, DEVISEES, OR OTHER
CLAIMANTS
LAST KNOWN ADDRESS:
UNKNOWN
CURRENT ADDRESS:
UNKNOWN
YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an
action to foreclose a mortgage on
the following property in POLK
County, Florida:
COMMENCING AT THE
NORTHEAST CORNER OF
THE SOUTH 1/4 OF THE
SOUTH 1/4 OF THE NORTH-
WEST 1/4 OF SECTION 18,
TOWNSHIP 29 SOUTH,
RANGE 24 EAST, RUN
SOUTH 89 DEGREES 59
MINUTES WEST ALONG
THE NORTH BOUNDARY
THEREOF 350.75 FEET TO
THE P.O.B.; THENCE CON-
TINUE SOUTH 89 DEGREES
59 MINUTES WEST 140.75
FEET; THENCE SOUTH 00
DEGREES 18 MINUTES 10
SECONDS EAST 141.20
FEET; THENCE NORTH 89
DEGREES 52 MINUTES 40
SECONDS EAST 120.69
FEET TO THE BEGINNING
OF A CURVE CONCAVE TO
THE.NORTHWEST, HAVING
SA. RADIUS;tOF 20 FEET;
THENCE ALONG SAID
CURVE 31.48 FEET
THROUGH A CENTRAL AN-'
GLE 90 DEGREES 10 MIN-
UTES 50 SECONDS TO THE
END OF SAID CURVE;
THENCE NORTr 00 DE-
GREES 18 MINUTES 10
SECONDS WEST 120.90.
FEET TO THE POINT OF BE-
GINNING, OTHERWISE
KNOWN AS LOT 28 OF THE
UNRECORDED PLAT OF
SCOTT LAKE HEIGHTS, LY-
ING AND BEING IN POLK
COUNTY, FLORIDA.
has been filed against you and
you ,are required' to serve a
copy of your written defenses
within 30 days after the first
publication, if any, on Echevar-
ria &. Associates, P.A., Plain-
tiff's attorney, whose address
is 9119 Corporate Lake Drive,
Suite 300, Tampa, Florida
33634, and file the original
with this Court either before
'service on Plaintiff's attorney
or immediately thereafter; oth-
erwise a default will be entered
against you for the relief de-
manded in the Complaint or pe-
tition.
This notice shall be published
once each week for two con-
secutive weeks in the POLK
COUNTY DEMOCRAT. '
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 Administratbr,
(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 this ith! day
of January. 2005.
Richard M. Weiss
Clerk of the Court
By: /s/ TAMIKA JOINER
As Deputy Clerk
(Seal)
Jan. 24, 31, 2005-0254



Notice Under Fictitious Name
Act
Notice is hereby given that the un-
dersigned, pursuant to the provi-
sions of the Fictitious Name Act,
Section 865.09, Florida Statutes,
as amended, intends to register
with the Secretary of State of Flor-
ida, the Fictitious Name of RPAD
under which the undersigned is
enga Bdor will engage in busi-
ness 'at''5759 Lake Victoria Drive,


Lakeland, FL 33813-4709.
That the party interested in said
business enterpriseise as follows:
Rebuild Polk After Disaster, Inc.
Person authorizing publication:
Lynda R. Mack
Date: January 19, 2005
Phone: (863) 603-4831
Mailing address, if different from
above address: 331 S. Florida
Ave., Suite 400, Lakeland, FL
33801-4626
Jan. 24, 2005-0263




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IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THI
10TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN ANI
FOR POLK COUNTY, FLORIDA
DEUTSCHE BANK NATIONAL
TRUST COMPANY, TRUST[ I1
, ON BE-HALF OF THE CERTIFI
CATEHOLDERS OF MORGAfh
STANLEY ABS CAPITAL I INC
TRUST 2004-HE1, MORTGAGE
PASS THROUGH CERTIFI
CATES, SERIES 2004-HE4,
Plaintiff
vs.
PATRICIA A. WHEELS, et al.,
Defendants
CASE NO:
53-2004-CA-4546
DIVISION 11
NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE
SALE
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN
pursuant to a Final Judgment ol
Mortgage Foreclosure dated Janu
ary 10, 2005 and entered in Casi
NO. 53-2004-CA-4546 of the Cir
cuit Court of the TENTH Judicial
Circuit in and for POLK County,
Florida wherein DEUTSCHE
BANK NATIONAL TRUST COM
PANY, TRUSTEE, ON BE-HALF
OF THE CERTIFICATEHOLDERt
OF MORGAN STANLEY ABS
CAPITAL I INC. TRUST 2004
HE1, MORTGAGE PASS
THROUGH CERTIFICATES, SE
RIES 2004-HE4, is the Plaintif
and PATRICIA A. WHEELS;
DONALD WHEELS; TENANT #-
N/K/A RUTH KIMBALL; are the
Defendants, I will sell to the high
est and best bidder for cash at IIf
THE EAST END OF THE EAST
CORRIDOR FIRST FLOOR,
POLK COUNTY COURTHOUSE
255 NORTH BROADWAY, BAR.
TOW, POLK COUNTY, FLORIDA
PLEASE NOTE THAT THE MAIN
ENTRANCE IS LOCATED .ON
CHURCH STREET. NO ENTR'
IS POSSIBLE FROM BROAD-
WAY AVENUE. IN THE EVEN
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 8th day of February 2005 the
following described property as set
forth in said Final Judgment:
THE WEST 91.0 FEET TO
THE EAST 1858.0 FEET OF
THE NORTH HALF OF THE
NORTHWEST QUARTER OF
SECTION 33, TOWNSHIP 27
SOUTH, RANGE 23 EAST,
POLK COUNTY, FLORIDA,
LESS THE SOUTH 1155.00
FEET AND LESS ROAD
RIGHT OF WAY. (ALSO
KNOWN AS LOT 93 OF UN-
RECORDED MT TABOR ES-
TATES).
A/K/A 3646 MOUNT TABOR
ROAD, LAKELAND, FL
33810
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
cosf to you, to'tfie 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 January 12.
2005.
Richard M. Weiss
Clerk Circuit Court
By: Is/ Lori Armijo
Deputy Clerk
(Court Seal)
Jan. 24, 31, 2005-0232
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT
OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL
CIRCUIT IN AND FOR
POLK COUNTY, FLORIDA
FOUR CORNERS HOMEOWNERS
ASSOCIATION, INC., a Florida
not-for-profit corporation,
Plaintiff,
vs.
ANTHONY DAVID FRANCIS and
PAMELA SUSAN FRANCIS,
Defendants.
CASE NO.
2004-CC00-3033
NOTICE OF ACTION
TO: ANTHONY DAVID FRANCIS
PENTEWAN ST. AUSTELL
CORNWALL, UK PL265 BX.
YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an ac-
tion to foreclose a lien on the
following described property in
Polk County, Florida, has been
filed against you, and the other
Defendants identified herein, in
the Circuit Court of the Tenth
Judicial .Circuit, in and for Polk
County, Florida,. by Plaintiff,
FOUR CORNERS HOMEOWNERS
ASSOCIATION, INC., to wit:
Lot 270, BLK G, Four Cor-
ners, Phase One, according
to the Plat thereof as re-
corded in Plat Book 114,
Pages 7 & 8 of the Public
Records of Public Records
of Polk County, Florida.
You are required to serve a
copy of your written defenses,
if any, to it on NINETTE S.
FLETCHER, Esquire, Plaintiff's
attorney, whose address is P.O.
Box 915276, Longwood, Flor-
ida 32791-5276, and file the
original with the clerk of this
court, within (30) days after
the first publication of this No-
tice, that date being February
23, 2005, whether before serv-
ice on Plaintiff's attorney or im-
mediately thereafter; otherwise
a default will be entered


against you for the relief de-
manded in the Complaint.
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. :'ease contact the Of-
fice of the Court Administrator,
(863) 534-4690, within two
(2) working days of your re-
ceipt of this Notice of Action; if
you are hearing or voice im-
paired, call TDD (863) 534-
7777 or Florida Relay Service
(800) 955-8770.
WITNESS my hand and seal
of this Court on this 20th day
of January, 2005.
RICHARD M. WEISS
As Clerk of the Court
By: /s/ PHYLLIS PITTMAN
As Deputy Clerk
(Court Seal)
Jan. 24, 31, 2005-0261










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IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
'TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN
'AND FORI POLK COUNTY,
FLORIDA
WACHOVIA BANK, N.A., AS IN-
DENTURE TRUSTEE Successor
by Merger to FIRST UNIQN. NA-
TIONAL BANK,
Plaintiff,
vs.
FRANCISCO J. MELENDEZ, UN-
KNOWN FRANCISCO J. MEtLEN-
DEZ, TROPICANA RESORT
CONDOMINIUM' ASSOCIATION,
INC., CITY OF HAINES CITY, UN-
KNOWN TENANTS) IN POS-
SESSION #1 AND #2,.etal., ,
CASENO:
53-2004CA-004538-0000
SECTION: 04
NOTICE OF ACTION
TO: FRANCISCO J. MELENDEZ
and UNKNOWN FRANCISCO J.
MELENDEZ last known residence:
P.O. Box 607071, PMB 111,
Bayamon, PR 00960, current resi-
dence unknown, if living, and ALL
OTHER UNKNOWN PARTIES, in-
cluding, if a named defendant is
deceased, the personal represen-
tatives, the surviving spouse,
heirs, devisees, grantees, credi-
tors, and all tjher parties claiming,
by, through, Under or against that
Defendant, and all claimants per-
sons or parties, natural or corpo-
rate, or whose exact legal status is
unknown, claiming under any of
the above named or described:De-
fendants.
YOU ARE HEREBY NOTIFIED
that an action to foreclose a mort-
gage on the following property lo-
cated in Polk County, Florida:
UNIT 157, TROPICANA RE-
SORT, A CONDOMINIUM,
ACCORDING TO THE DEC-
LARATION 'OF CONDOMIN-
IUM THEREOF, AS, RE-
CORDED IN OFFICIAL RE-
CORDS BOOK 4020, PAGE
0274, OF THE PUBLIC RE-
CORDS OF POLK COUNTY,
FLORIDA, TOGETHER WITH
AN UNDIVIDED INTEREST
IN THE COMMON ELE-
MENTS THERETO.
has been filed against you and
you are required to serve a
copy of your written defenses,
if any, to it on Brian L. Rosaler,
Esquire, Popkin & Rosaler, P.A.,
Plaintiff's attorney, at 10 Fair-
way Drive, Suite 302, Deerfield
Beach, FL 33441, within 30
days of the first date of publi-
cation of this notice, and file
the original with the clerk of
this court (P.O. Box 9000,
Drawer CC-2, Bartow, FL 33831)
either before February 24, 2005
on Plaintiff's attorney or .immedi-
ately thereafter; otherwise a de-
fAult will. be entered against you
for the relief demanded in the
complaint or petition.
Dated on January 19,,2005.
RICHARD M. WEISS
As Clerk of the Court,
By: /s/ Valerie Neat
As Deputy Clerk
(Court Seal)
Jan. 24, 31, 2005-0253


IN THE COUNTY COURT IN AND
FOR POLK COUNTY, FLORIDA
GENERAL JURISDICTION DIVI-
SION
PARKWAY MORTGAGE COM-
PANY, INC.,; A Florida Corpora-
tion,
Plaintiff, .
vs. -
VINCENT E. TURPIN, AND ANY
AND ALL UNKNOWN PARTIES
CLAIMING BY, THROUGH, UN-
DER AND; AGAINST THE
HEREIN INDIVIDUAL DEFEN-
DANTS WHO ARE NOT KNOWN
TO BE DEAD OR ALIVE,
WHETHER SAID UNKNOWN
PARTIES MAY CLAIMWAN IN-
TEREST AS SPOUSES, HEIRS,
DEVISEES, : GRANTEES, OR
OTHER CLAIMANTS, ;
Defendants.. ,:,
CASE NO.
53-2004 CC-0039'71-00
NOTICE OF ACTION
TO: VINCENT E. TURPIN
Whose Last Known Residence
was: 16 EVERGREEN MO-
BIL PARK, EDMONTON
ALBERTA,'; CANADA T5Y
4M2, if alive, and it dead, all,
claiming interest by, through,
under or against said persons,
and all parties having or claim-
ing to have any right, title or
interest in the property herein
described. "
YOU ARE HEREBY NOTI-
FIED that a Complaint to Fore-
close a Mortgage on the follow-
ing property in POLK countyy,
Florida:
LOT(S) 2, BLOCK
435, VILLAGE '7,
NEIGHBORHOOD 2.W,
POINCIANA SUBDIVI-
SION, ACCORDING TO
THE PLAT THEREOF
RECORDED IN PLAT
BOOK 55, AT PAGE 5-
18, OF THE. PUBLIC
RECORDS OF POLK
COUNTY, FLORIDA.
has been filedd and commenced
in this Court and you are re-
quired to serve a copy of your
written defenses, if any, to it
on HAROLD J. TURK, at-'
torney for Plaintiff,
whose address is 201
Alhambra Circle, 12th
Floor, Coral Gables, Flor-
ida 33134 and file the origi-
nal with the clerk of the above
styled Court on or before Feb-
ruary 23, 2005; Otherwise a
default will be entered against
you for the relief prayed for in
the Complaiht.
. WITNESS my hand and the, seal
of said Court at Polk County,
Florida on this 18th day of
January, 20p5.
RICHARD M. WEISS '
As Clerk, Circuit Court
By: Is/ Judy A. McCauley
Deputy Clprk
I (Court Seal) '.. .
Jan. 24, 31, 2005-0248


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT
FOR POLK COUNTY,
FLORIDA
PROBATE DIVISION
IN RE: ESTATE OF
ALTON L. SWEENEY
Deceased.
File No.
05CP-0074
NOTICE TO CREDITORS
The administration of the es-
tate of ALTON L.
SWEENEY, deceased, whose
date of death was November
15th, 2004. and whose So-
cial Security Number is 424-
18-3346, is pending in the Cir-
cuit Court for POLK County,
Florida, Probate Division, the
address of which is P.O. Box
9000, Drawer CC-4, Bar-
tow, FL 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 de-
cedent's estate on whom a
copy of this notice has been
served must file their claims
with this court WITHIN THE
LATER OF 3 MONTHS AFTER
THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLI-
CATION OF THIS NOTICE OR 30
DAYS AFTER THE TIME OF
SERVICE OF A COPY OF THIS
NOTICE ON THEM.
All other creditors of the de-
cedent and other persons hav-
ing claims or demands against
decedent's estate must file
their claims with this court
WITHIN 3 MONTHS AFTER THE
DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICA-
TION OF THIS NOTICE.
ALL CLAIMS NOT SO FILED
WILL BE FOREVER BARRED.
NOTWITHSTANDING THE
TIME PERIOD SET FORTH
ABOVE, ANY CLAIM FILED TWO
(2) YEARS OR MORE AFTER THE
DECEDENT'S DATE OF DEATH
IS BARRED.
The date of first publication
of this notice is January 17.
200s.
Personal Representative:
RAYMOND SWEENEY
1254 EAST 113TH
AVENUE C113
TAMPA, FL 33612
Attorneys for Personal Repre-
sentative:
SWEAT & REED, P.A.
ATTORNEY AT LAW
P.O. BOX 2866
2012 SOUTH FLORIDA
AVE.
LAKELAND, FLORIDA
33803
Telephone: (863) 680-
2222
Florida Bar No. 0124699 -
Jan. 17, 24, 2005-0171



IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
10TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF
FLORIDA, IN AND FOR POLK
COUNTY
WASHINGTON MUTUAL BANK,
F.A. SUCCESSOR IN INTEREST
. TO HOMESIDE LENDING, INC.,
PLAINTIFF,
-vs-
NANCI WALDEN
DEFENDANTS.
CASE NO. 2004-CA-003924
NOTICE OF SALE
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN
pursuant to an Order of Final
Judgment of Foreclosure dated
January 4, 2005, entered in Civil
Case No. 2004-CA-003924 of the
Circuit Court of the 10TH Judicial
Circuit in and for POLK County,
Florida, wherein WASHINGTON
MUTUAL BANK, F.A. SUCCES-
SOR IN INTEREST TO HOME-
SIDE LENDING, INC., Plaintiff and
NANCI WALDEN are
defendantss, I will sell to the high-
est and best bidder for cash, AT
THE EAST END OF THE EAST
CORRIDOR, FIRST FLOOR,
POLK COUNTY COURTHOUSE,
255 NORTH BROADWAY AVE-
NUE, BARTOW, FLORIDA, AT
9:00 AM, MAIN ENTRANCE IS
ON. CHURCH STREET, NO EN-
TRY AVAILABLE ON BROAD-
WAY AVE. on February 8 2005
the following described property
as set forth in said Final Judg-
ment, to-wit:
THE WEST 50 FEET OF THE '
EAST 110 FEET OF THE WEST
180 FEET OF' LOTS 1 AND 2,
SOUTH BROADWAY ADDITION
TO BARTOW, ACCORDING TO
THE PLAT THEREOF AS RE-
CORDED IN PLAT BOOK 4,
PAGE 89, 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 a dis-
ability who needs any accom-
Smodation 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.
DATED al BARTOW, Florida,
this 5th day of January, 2005.
RICHARD M. WEISS
CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT
COURT.
POLK County, Florida
By: Is/Lori Armljo
Deputy Clerk
(Seal)
Jan. 24, 31,2005-0219


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN
AND FOR POLK COUNTY,
FLORIDA
WACHOVIA BANK, N.A., AS IN-
DENTURE TRUSTEE Successor
by Merger to FIRST UNION NA-
TIONAL BANK,
Plaintiff,
vs.
FRANCISCO J. MELENDEZ, UN-
KNOWN FRANCISCO J. MELEN-
DEZ, TROPICANA RESORT
CONDOMINIUM ASSOCIATION,
INC., CITY OF HAINES CITY, UN-
KNOWN TENANTS) IN POS.
SESSION #1 AND #2, et al.,
CASE NO:
53-2004CA-004538-0000
SECTION: 04
NOTICE OF ACTION
TO: FRANCISCO J. MELENDEZ
and UNKNOWN FRANCISCO J.
MELENDEZ last known residence:
P.O. Box 607071, PMB 111,
Bayamon, PR 00960, current resi-
dence unknown, if living, and ALL
OTHER UNKNOWN PARTIES, in-
cluding, if a named defendant is
deceased, the personal represen-1
tatives, the surviving spouse,
heirs, devisees, grantees, credi-
tors, and all other parties claiming,
by, through, under or against that
Defendant, and all claimants per-
sons or parties, natural or corpo-
rate, or whose exact legal status is
unknown, claiming under any of
the above named or described De-
fendants.
YOU ARE HEREBY NOTIFIED
that an action to foreclose a mort-
gage on the following property lo-
cated in Polk County, Florida:
UNIT 157, TROPICANA RE-
SORT, A CONDOMINIUM,
ACCORDING TO THE DEC-
LARATION OF CONDOMIN-
IUM THEREOF, AS RE-
CORDED IN OFFICIAL RE-
CORDS BOOK 4020, PAGE
0274, OF THE. PUBLIC RE-
CORDS OF POLK COUNTY,
FLORIDA, TOGETHER WITH
AN UNDIVIDED INTEREST
IN. THE COMMON ELE-
MENTS.THERETO.
has, been filed against you and
you are required to serve a
copy of your written defenses,
if any, to it on Brian L. Rosaler,
Esquire, Popkin & Rosaler, P.A.,'
Plaintiff's attorney, at 10 Fair-
way Drive, Suite 302, Deerfield
Beach, FL 33441, within 30
days of the first date of publi-
cation of this notice, and file
the original with the clerk of
this court (P.O. Box 9000,
Drawer CC-2, Bartow, FL 33831)
either before February 24, 2005
on Plaintiff's attorney or immedi-
ately thereafter; otherwise a de-
fault will be entered against you
for the relief demanded in the
complaint or petition.
Dated on January 19, 2005.
RICHARD M. WEISS -
As Clerk of the Court
By:/s/Valerie Neat
As Deputy Clerk
(Court Seal)
.Jan. 24,31, 2005-0253


IN THE COUNTY:COURT IN AND
FOR POLK COUNTY, FLORIDA
GENERAL JURISDICTION DIVI-
SION
PARKWAY MORTGAGE COM-
PANY, INC., A Florida Corpora-
tion,
Plaintiff,
vs.'
HSIN JUNG YANG, AND ANY
AND ALL UNKNOWN PARTIES
CLAIMING BY, THROUGH, UN-
DER ANP AGAINST THE'
HEREIN INDIVIDUAL ,DEFEN-r
DANTS WHO ARE NOT KNOWN
.TO BE DEAD OR 'ALIVE,
WHETHER SAID UNKNOWN.
PARTIES MAY CLAIM AN IN-
TEREST AS SPOUSES,' HEIRS,
DEVISEES, GRANTEES, OR
OTHER CLAIMANTS,
Defendants.
CASE NO.
53-2004 CC-003971-00
NOTICE OF ACTION,
TO: HSIN JUNG YANG
Whose Last Known Residence
was: NO 10-3 ALLEY' 2
LANE 27 SEC 3, CHUNG
HSIAQ .E. ROAD, TAIWAN,
if alive, and if dead, all claiming
interest by, through, under or
against said persons, and all
parties having or claiming to
have an\ right, title or interest
in the .property. herein de-
scribed. ,
YOU ARE HEREBY NOTI-
FIED that a Complaint to/Fore-
close a Mortgage on the follow-
ing property in POLK County,
Florida:
LOT(S) :9, BLOCK;
397, VILLAGE 7,
NEIGHBORHOOD 2W,
POINCIANA SUBDIVI-
SION, ACCORDING TO
THE PLAT THEREOF
RECORDED IN PLAT
BOOK 55, AT PAGE 5-
18, OF THE PUBLIC
RECORDS OF POLK
COUNTY, FLORIDA.
has been filed,and commenced
in this Court and you are re-
quired to serve a copy of your
written defenses, if any, to it
on HAROLD J. TURK, at-
torney for Plaintiff,
whose address is 201
Alhambra Circle, 12th
Floor, Coral Gables, Flor-
ida 33134 and file the origi-
nal with the clerk of the above
styled Court on or before Feb-
ruary 23, 2005; otherwise, a
default will be entered.against
you for the relief prayed for in
the Complaint.
WITNESS my hand and 'the seal.
of said Court at Polk County,
Florida on this 18th day of
January, 2005.
RICHARD M. WEISS .
As Clerk, Circuit Court
By: /s/ PHYLLIS PITTMAN
SDeputy Clerk,
(Court Seal)
Jan. 24, 31, 2005-0244


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) 534-77.77
or Florida Relay Services 711.,
DATED at'Bartow, Florida,
on January 10. 2005.
'RICHARD M. WEISS
As Clerk, Circuit Court
By: Ls/ Felicia Borders
As Deputy Clerk '
(Seal)
Jan. 24, 31, 2005-0224


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT
OF THE 10th JUDICIAL
CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR
POLK COUNTY, FLORIDA
GENERAL JURISDICTION
DIVISION
ABN AMRO MORTGAGE
GROUP, INC.
PLAINTIFF
VS.
TODD D. SIMPSON A/K/A TODD
SIMPSON; 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 TODD D. SIMPSON
A/K/A TODD SIMPSON; UN-
- KNOWN SPOUSE OF TODD D.
SIMPSON A/K/A TODD SIMP-
SON, IF ANY; LAKE ELOISE
PLACE HOMEOWNERS' ASSO-
CIATION, INC,; JACQUELINE R.
.SIMPSON; JOHN DOE AND
JANE DOE AS UNKNOWN TEN-
ANTS IN POSSESSION
DEFENDANTS)
CASE NO:
53-2004-CA-4212-SEC 04
NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE
SALE
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN
pursuant to a Summary Final
Judgment of Foreclosure dated
January 7 2005 entered in Civil
Case No. 53-2004-CA-4212-SEC
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 9th day of February, 2005 the
following described property as set
forth in said Summary Final Judg-
ment, to-wit:
LOT 16, LAKE ELOISE
PLACE, ACCORDING
TO THE PLAT
THEREOF, AS RE-
CORDED IN PLAT
BOOK 84, AT PAGE 4,
OF THE PUBLIC RE-
CORDS OF POLK
COUNTY, FLORIDA.
All sales are to be held at the
east end ol ire east.corridor,
first'floor, of the Polk County
Courthouse located at 255 North
EBroadway ,..eriue, 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 .eeds any accommodation in
order to participate in this pro-
ceeding, you are entitled at no
cost to you, to the provision of cer-
lain 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 10th day of January.,
2005.
RICHARD M. WEISS
Clerk of the Circuit Court
By: /s/ Felicia Borders
Deputy Clerk
(CIRCUIT COURT SEAL)
Jan. 24, 31, 2005-0225

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR
POLK COUNTY, FLORIDA.
CIVIL DIVISION
MORTGAGE ELECTRONIC REG-
ISTRATION SYSTEMS, INC., AS
NOMINEE FOR FULL SPEC-
TRUM LENDING, INC., MIN NO.
1000157-0003461225-5,":

Plaintiff,
vs.
LUIS 0. SERRANO, et'l,,
Defendants.
CASE NO.
532004CA004471XXXXXX
NOTICE OF SALE
PURSUANT TO CHAPTER 45
: NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN
pursuant to an Order or Summary
Final. Judgment .of foreclosure
dated'January 7. 2005 and.en-
teredl in Case No .
532004CA004471 XXXXXXof the
Circuiu Court ci ir.e Tenir, Judicial
S-CrCucil in and ior PoIP, County,'
Florida, wherein MORTGAGE
ELECTRONIC REGISTRATION
SYSTEMS. INC., AS NOMINEE,
FOR-FULL SPECTRUM LEND-
SING, INC." MIN NO. '1000157-
0003461225-5 is Plaintiff and
LUIS 0, ,SERRANO; ROSA 1.
SERRANO; UNKNOWN TENANT
NO. 1; UNKNOWN TENANT NO.
2; AND ALL UNKNOWN PARTIES
CLAIMING INTERESTS BY,
THROUGH, UNDER OR
AGAINST NAMED DEFEN-
DANT 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 11th day of Ebruary, 2005,
the following described, property
as set forth in said Order or Final
Judgment, to wit: ,
LOT 9, OF FOREST LAKE,
ACCORDING TO THE PLAT
OR MAP THEREOF DE-
SCRIBED IN PLAT BOOK 82,
PAGE 7, PUBLIC RECORDS
SOF 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


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. .
DATED at BARTQW, Flofida,
this 10th day of Januaoy, 2005.
RICHARD M. WEISS
CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT
COURT
POLK Courtly, Florida
By: /s/ Felicia Borders
Deputy Clerk
(Seal)
Jan. 24, 31. 2005-0223


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
10TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND
FOR POLK COUNTY, FLORIDA
CITIBANK, N.A., AS TRUSTEE,
Plaintiff
vs.
CHARLES F. FERRIER, et al.,
Defendants
CASE NO:
53-2004-CA-848
DIVISION 04,
NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE
SALE
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN
pursuant to a Final Judgment of
Mortgage Foreclosure dated Janu-
ary 7, 2005 and entered in Case
NO. 53-2004-CA-848 of the Circuit
Court of the TENTH Judicial Cir-
cuit in and for POLK County, Flor-
ida wherein CITIBANK, N.A., AS
TRUSTEE, is the Plaintiff and
CHARLES F. FERRIER; PILAR
FERRIER; UNITED STATES OF
AMERICA; JAGUAR PORTFO-
LIO, LLC.; PARK VILLAGE LIM-
ITED PARTNERSHIP; POLK
COUNTY BOARD OF COUNTY
COMMISSIONERS; 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 10ti day of February 12005,
the following described property
as set forth in said Final Judg-
ment:
LOT 129, IMPERIAL LAKES,
PHASE TWO, SECTION 1-B,
ACCORDING TO THE PLAT
THEREOF, AS.RECORDED
IN PLAT BOOK 69, AT
PAGES 21 THROUGH 26, OF
THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF
POLK COUNTY, FLORIDA.
A/K/A 3812 MARQUISE
LANE, MULBERRY, FL
33860
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.
WITNESS my hand and the
seal of this Court on JJanualry1.
200.5.
Richard M. Weiss
Clerk Circuit Court
By: /s/ Felicia Borders
Deputy Clerk
(Court Seal)
Jan. 24,31, 2005-0236



IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
10TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF
FLORIDA, IN AND FOR POLK
COUNTY
MORTGAGE ELECTRONIC REG-
ISTRATION SYSTEMS, INC.,
PLAINTIFF,
-vs-
WALDO CRESPO AND SYLVIA I.
.CRESPO, HIS WIFE,
.DEFENDANTS.
CASE NO. 2004-CA-003527
Division#: 07.
NOTICE OF SALE
NOTICE IS HEREBY,GIVEN
pursuant to an Order of Final
Judgment of Foreclosure dated
January 7, 2005, entered in Civil
Case No. 2004-CA-Q03527'ofthe-
Circuit Court of the 10TH Judicial
,Circuit in and for POLK County,
Florida, 'wherein MORTGAGE'
ELECTRONIC REGISTRATION
SYSTEMS, INC.. Plaintiff and
WALDO CRESPO AND SYLVIA I.
CRESPO,; HIS WIFE are
defendantss, I will sell to the high-
est and best bidder for cash, AT
THE EAST END OF THE EAST
CORRIDOR, FIRST FLOOR, '
POLK COUNTY COURTHOUSE;
., 255 NORTH BROADWAY AVE-
NUE, BARTOW, FLORIDA, AT
9:00 AM, MAIN ENTRANCE IS
ON CHURCH STREET, NO EN-
STRY AVAILABLE ON BROAD-
WAY AVE. on February 11 2005.
the following: described property
as sel lorth In said Final Judg-
ment, to-wit: '
THE SOUTH 59.5 FEET OF THE
NORTH 1254.5 FEET OF THE
WEST 70 FEET OF THE EAST
250.0 FEET OF THE WEST HALF
OF THE NORTHEAST QUARTER
OF THE NORTHWEST QUAR-
TER OF SECTION 26, TOWN-
SHIP 28 SOUTH, RANGE 23
EAST, 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 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-


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IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR
POLK COUNTY, FLORIDA
PROBATE DIVISION
IN RE: ESTATE OF
RONALD DOWNER
Deceased.
File No.:
05CP-0079
NOTICE TO CREDITORS
The administration of the estate
of Ronald Downer, deceased,
whose date of death was October
27, 2004, is pending in the Circuit
Court for Polk County, Florida,
Probate Division, the address of
which is 255 N. Broadway Ave-
nue, P.O. Box 9000, Bartow, FL
33831. The names and addresses
of the personal representative and
the personal representative's at-
torney 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
8 MONTHS AFTER THE DATE.
OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION.
OF THIS NOTICE OR 30 DAYS
AFTER THE DATE OF SERVICE
OF A COPY OF THIS NOTICE
ON THEM.
All other creditors of the 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 AFTER THE
DECEDENT'S DATE OF DEATH
IS BARRED.
The date of first publication.
of this notice is January 24,
2005.
Personal Representative:
Fay Cynthia Edwards ,
133-16 230th Street
Queens, New York 11413
Attorney for Personal Representa-
tive:
Robert D. Hines
Florida Bar No. 0413.550
Hines, Norman, Hines P.L
315 S. Hyde Park Avenue
Tampa, Florida 33606 .
Telephone: (813)251-8659-,,
Jan. 24, 31, 2005-0255



IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF
THE STATE OF FLORIDA, IN
'AND FOR POLK COUNTY,
FLORIDA
GENERAL CIVIL DIVISION
BENEFICIAL FLORIDA tINC
Plaintiff
v.- ::" ;
TIMOTHY W', .MARTIN AKitA
TIMOTHY MARTIN; TRACY L.
MARTIN A/K/A TRACY MARTIN;
EQUICREDIT CORPORATION
OF AMERICA; and UNKNOWN
OCCUPANTS, TENANTS, OWN-_
ERS, AND OTHER UNKNOWN
PARTIES, including, if a named
defendant is deceased, the per-
sonal representatives, the surviv-
ing spouse, heirs, devisees, grant-
ees, creditors, and all other parties
claiming by, through, under or
against that defendant, and the
several and respective unknown
assigns, successors in interest,
trustees or other persons claiming
by, through, under or against any
corporation or other legal entity
named as a defendant, and all,
claimants, persons or.parties,
natural or corporate, or whose ex-
act legal status is unknown, claim-
ing under any of the above named
or described defendants,
Defendantss.
CASE NO.:,.
53-2004CA-42.66
NOTICE OF SALE
Notice is hereby given that, puir-
,suant to the Order or Final Judg.
ment entered this cause, n Ire
Circuit Court of Poik Courly. Fic.r
ida, Will sell me property asuated
in PlIk Cournt Florida des.-.rnoe,
as: :
LOT 26, THE-t BLUFFS OF
DUNDEE,, ACCORDING TO
THE, MAP : OR, ..PLAT",
THEREOF AS RECORDED Ili
PLAT BOOK 105, PAGE 16;
PUBLIC RECORDS OF POLK
COUNTY,.FLORIDA. ".. "
at public sale, to the highest
and best bidder. for cash, at
the east end of the east corn-
dor, of the Polk County Court-
house, 255' North Broadway.
Bartow, Florid. 33830 at 9:00
A.M. on 11 m of February
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 acy 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'qcontact 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 10th day of January,
S2005. :"',:
RICHARD M. WEISS .. .
Clerk of the Circuit Court .
By: Is/ Felicia Borders
Deputy Clerk
(Court Seal)
I HEREBY CERTIFY ihat a c'ppy
of the foregoing has bee.;' ma.lle
to Enrico G. Gonzalez,'Esqu're
6255 East Fowler Avenue, Temple
Terrace, Florida 33617; and to the


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 TOOD (863) 534-7777
or Florida Relay Services 711.
Dated this 10th day of Januaty.

RICHARD M. WEISS
Clerk of the Circuit Court
By: /s/ Felicia Borders
Deputy Clerk .
(CIRCUIT COURT SEAL)
Jan. 24, 31, 2005-0221


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IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
10TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND
FOR POLK COUNTY, FLORIDA
INDYMAC BANK, FSB,
Plaintiff
vs.
STEVEN HART, et al.,
Defendants
CASE NO:
53-2004-CA-4351
DIVISION 04
NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE
SALE
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN
pursuant to a Final Judgment of
Mortgage Foreclosure dated Janu-
ary 07, 2005 and entered in Case
NO. 53-2004-CA-4351 of the Cir-
cuit Court of the TENTH Judicial
Circuit in and for POLK County,
Florida wherein INDYMAC BANK,
FSB, is the Plaintiff and STEVEN
HART; CHRISTINE HART; CITIFI-
NANCIAL EQUITY SERVICES,
INC.; are the Defendants, I will sell
to the highest and best bidder for
cash at IN THE EAST END OF
THE EAST CORRIDOR FIRST
FLOOR, POLK COUNTY COURT-
HOUSE. 255 NORTH BROAD-
WAY, EB R TCO/, POLK COUNTY,
FLORIDA. PLEASE NOTE THAT
THE MAIN ENTRANCE IS LO-
CATED ON CHURCH STREET.
NO ENTRY IS.POSSIBLE FROM
BROADWAY AVENUE. IN THE
EVENT ANY TEMPORARY
* CHANGE OF LOCATION IS NEC-
ESSARY, THE CLERK SHALL
POST A "NOTICE OF CHANGE"
AT THE SALE LOCATION DI-
RECTING THE BIDDERS TO
THE TEMPORARY SALE LOCA-
TION. at 9:00 AM, or the 1j_Qh
day of February 2005. the follow-
ing described property as set forth
in said Final Judgment:
LOT 12, DENTON OAKS
SUBDIVISION, ACCORDING
TO THE PLAT THEREOF, AS
RECQRDE, IN PLAT BOOK
108, PAGE 43, OF THE PUB-
LIC RECORDS OF POLK
COUNTY, FLORIDA.
TOGETHER WITH A MOBILE
HOME LOCATED THEREON
AS A PERMANENT FIXTURE
AND APPURTENANCE
THERETO, DESCRIBED AS:
2001 PIONEER MOBILE
HOME: ID#
PH1844GA17762A/B.
A/K/A 670 RAYMOND LOOP,
AUBURNDALE, FL 33823
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. Np entry is pos-
sible from Broadwdy Avenue. In
the event any temporary change is
necessary ithe Clerl. will post "
14c,,-e of Chance' ai ite sale loca-
tion directing the bidders IO the
temporary sale c'calionr,
ii you are a person aih reiabrilities
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 January 10.
2005.
Richard M. Weiss
Clerk Circuit Court
By: /s/ Felicia Borders
Deputy Clerk
(Court Seal)
Jan. 24, 31, 2005-0230


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT
OF THE 10th JUDICIAL
CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR
POLK COUNTY, FLORIDA
GENERAL JURISDICTION
DIVISION
HOUSEHOLD FINANCE CORPO-
RATION III, a Delaware corpora,
tion, ':
PLAINTIFF
VS. .
MA:RTIN 0 Fillr ET, et al.,
DEFElJDO rTl'()
CASE NO:
2004-CA-4303
NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE
SALE .
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN
pursuant to a Final-Summary
Judgment dated January 7 2005
entered in Civil Case NO. 2004-
CA-4,303: of the Circuit Couri in
and for POLK County, Florida.
wriere.n HOUSEHOLD FINANCE
CORPORATION III a, Delaware'
Corporation is the Plaintiff and
MARTIN D. FINNEY, et al., are
the Defendants, I will sell to the'
highest and best bidder for cash at
THE EAST CORRIDOR ON THE
FIRST FLOOR at. the POLK
Cqunty:Courthouse located at 255
N 'Broadway Ave. in Bartow, Flor-
ida, at 9:00 a.m. on the 11th day
CiI Feruary. 2005 Inme following
described property asset forth in
said Summary .Final Judgment, to-
w if: :' .
LOT .2 OF. SPIRIT LAKE
VILLAGE PHASE TWO,
ACCORDING TO THE
PLAT OR MAP
THEREOF DESCRIBED
IN PLAT BOOK" 97, AT
PAGE 18, OF THE PUB-
LIC .RECORDS OF POLK
COUNTY, FLORIDA.
.AllsaleSare-to be held at the
east end of the east corridor,
first floor, of me FCol.P County .
Cocunnouse located at 255 North.
Broadway Avenue, Bartow, Flot-
ida. Please note that the main.
entrance located on Church
Sireet 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
vh"fneeds any accommodation in
drder to participate in this pro-
ceeding, you are entitled at no


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
c- Florida Relay Services 711.
WITNESS my hand and seal
of the Court this 1 2th day of
January, 2005.
RICHARD M. WEISS
As Clerk, Circuit Court
By: /LsL' ,ri Armiio
As Deputy Clerk
(Seal)
Jan. 24, 31, 2nn5-0233


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.
Scott J. Broadhead, et al.,
DEFENDANTS.
No.
53-2003-CA-4683 SEC 4
AMENDED NOTICE OF
FORECLOSURE SALE
Notice is hereby given that,
pursuant to an Order Resched-
uling Foreclosure Sale dated
January 10, 2005, and entered
in civil case number 53-2003-
CA-4683 SEC 4, 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
Scott J. Broadhead; Unknown
persons) in possession of the
subject real property, is/are
Defendant(s), I will sell to the
highest and best bidder for
cash in the East Corridor, First
Floor, 255 North Broadway
Avenue, Polk County Court-
house, Bartow, Florida, at 9:00
am on the 9th day of February,
2005, the following described
property as set forth in said Fi-
nal Judgment, to wit:
LOT 38, CRYSTAL GROVE,
ACCORDING TO THE MAP
OR PLAT THEREOF AS RE-
CORDED IN PLAT BOOK 72,
PAGE 33, 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.
l .11 i.'es are to be held at the
east end of the east corridor,
first floor,' f 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-
.:ation 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
(863) 534-7777 or Florida, Re-
lay Services 711.
Dated the 12th day of January,
2005.
RICHARD M. WEISS
Clerk of Circuit Court
By /s/ Lori Armiio
Deputy Clerk
(Seal)
Jan. 24, 31, 2005-0231

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
10TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN
AND FOR POLK, COUNTY,
FLORIDA.
WACHOVIA BANK, NATIONAL
ASSOCIATION,
Plaintiff,
vs.
DONALD E. TISDALE, et al.,
Defendants.
CASE NO.
53 2004 CA 003856 0000 SEC
11
NOTICE OF SALE
PURSUANT TO CHAPTER 45
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN
pursuant to the Summary Final
Judgment in Fpreclosure dated
January 10 2005 and entered in
'Case No. 53 2004 CA 003856
0000 SEC 11 of the Circuit Court'
of the Tenth Judicial Circuit in and
for Polk County, Florida, wherein
WACHOVIA. BANK, NATIONAL'
E: .,,': TIil ii Plairitiff and
',.,tlJA.LD F TISD'ILE AND ERMA
L. TISDALE; all unknown-parties
claiming by; through, under :or
against the named Defendant(s),
'whether living or not, and whether
said unknown parties claims as
heirs, devises, grantees, assign-
ees, iers .;r[ediors Iruslees, or
in any inc. r apacily, claimrrig by,
through under or against the
named D-ien.janl(s) are the De-
fendant(si i wil sell Io me highest
and best bidder for cash at the
East end of the E-,t corridor, first
floor, Polk Couif, Courthouse,
255 N. Broadway Avenue, Bartow,
Florida at Polk County, Florida, at
9:00 a.m. pn the 91b day of Febru-
.ry, 2005, the following described
property as set forth in said Order
or Final Judgment, to wit:
LOT 11, PALMDALE
SUBDIVISION,. AC-
CORDING TO THE MAP
SOR PLAT THEREOF AS
RECORDED IN PLAT
BOOK 37, PAGES 16,
PUBLIC RECORDS OF
POLK COUNTY, FLOR-
IDA.
Street Address: 213
PALM AVENUE,
AUBURNDALE, FLOR-
IDA 33823:
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 maif entrance is located
on Church Street. No entry is pos-
sible from Broadway Avenue. In
the event any temporary change is


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) 634-4690, 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 11th day of Januar,
2005.
RICHARD M WEISS
Clerk Of The Circuit Court
By: Ls/_Fjicida Borde.rs
Deputy.Clerk.
(Seal)
Jan. P4 31: 2005-0238


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
10TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND
FOR POLK COUNTY, FLORIDA
SUNTRUST BANK,
Plaintiff
vs.
NATALIE S. KEITH A/K/A NA-
TALIE S. STEPHENS, et al.,
Defendants
CASE NO:
53-2004-CA-3581
DIVISION 11
NOTICE OF FORE INSURE
SALE
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN
pursuant to a Final Judgment of
Mortgage Foreclosure dated Janu-
ary 10, 2005 and entered in Case
NO. 53-2004-CA-3581 of the Cir-
cuit Court of the TENTH Judicial
Circuit in and for POLK County,
Florida wherein SUNTRUST
BANK, is ire Planl.ri anra ti.
TALIE S. KEITH ,'A NATALIE"
S. STEPHENS 'HERT.1 IJ R STE-'.
PH-ENS. [1I; POLK ,.OUNT'
BOARD OQFCOUNJT COM .li--
SIomERS "'ZALEA 0'KS PROP-
ERTY' OWNERS ASSOCIATION .
INC-;:are the 'Ceienar, I n ,all eIw
to the highest and best bidder for
cash'at IN THE EAST END OF
THE EAST CORRIDOR FIRST
FLOOR, POLK COUNTY COURT-
HOUSE, 255 NORTH BROAD-
WAY; BARTOW, POLK COUNTY,
FLORIDA. PLEASE NOTE THAT
THE'MAIN:;ENTRANCE IS LO-
CATED ON CHURCHt STREET
NO ENTRY IS PCOSSILE FROM
EBROADWAY AVENUE 'IN THE'
EVENT N'4, ...TEMPORARY
CHANGE OF LOCATION IS NEC-
ESSARY THE CLERK SHALL
POST'A'"NOTICE OF CHANGE"':
AT THE SALE LOCATION D.\i';
RECTING THE:BIDDERS TO
THE TEMPORARY SALE .LOCA-
TION,. at 9:00 AM, on the 1 hday
of February 20(05, the following
described property, as st fortn n
se.d Final .luIgmpntl
LOT 12, AZALEA OAKS, AC-'
CORDING. TO THE PLAT
THEREOF. AS RECORDED
IN PLAT BOOK 107, PAGE
27, OF THE PUBLIC RE-"
CORDS OF POLK COUNTY,
FLORIDA. ..
A/K/A 970 FORREST DRIVE,
BARTOW, FL 33830
/A11 s31ae are to be hiel, ,iar Ihe eail
end o i ie east co-rridor first Ino r.
cl Ir.e Polk County Counhou.se lo-
caie. al 255 tlortn Broaaway Ave-'
nue, Bartow, Florida. Pjease note
that ire main entrance is located
on Cnurcn Street N.o eniry is pos-
siCle Irorrm Broaaway Avenue in.
ine p ert any temporary crna.nge 1.
necessary the Clerk will post a
INolie ol Change at the'sale loca-
ii.:.n direcling the bidders Ito Ine
temporary sale location
Ii ,,,you are a person wain d'liabilihes
who neeas any accommdaation in
order Io partilpale in Iris pro'
ceeding. you are entlied at no
c.:.s.l o you Io Ine provieson ro cer.
tain assstlarce Please co:niacl iri.
Oilice of the Court Aoaministrator
(863) 534-4690. wilhin two i2)j
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 January 12.
2005.
Richard M. Weiss
Clerk Circuit Court
By: /s/LoriArmijo
Deputy Clerk
(Court Seal)
Jan. 24, 31, 2005-0234



IN THE CIRCUIT COURT
OF THE 10TH JUDICIAL
CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR
POLK COUNTY, FLORIDA
CIVIL DIVISION
UNION FEDERAL BANK OF INDI-
'ANAPOLIS,
Plaintiff,
,vs. ." I" '
DIARMUID O'KANE, et; i.
Defendants.
.' CASE NO.:
,53-2004-CA-4468 ;
NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN
pursuaif'to a Final Judgment of
Foreclosure daled there 7i day of
Januag&,. 27105. and entered in
Case No. 53-20041-CA-4468, of
'the Cir'itfC.:.un .:,1 ir.- 10TH Judi-
cial Cirdcit in and for Polk County,
-Florida;' Wherein UNION FED-
ERAL BANK OF INDIANAPOLIS,
is the -Plaintiff and DIARM'u.ID
O'KANE: JOE BYARIJE UN-
KttCWr SPOUSE OF 'IARMuID
O KANE.j UNKNOWrJ SPOUSE
OF JOE B'tRNE, JOHN DOE;
JANE DOE AS UNKNOWN TEN-
ANT(S) IN POSSESSION OF THE
SUBJECT PROPERTY are defen-
dants. I will se(l o the highest and
best binder for cash at the EAST
END OETHE EAST CORRIDOR,
1ST FLOOR, POLK COUNTY
COURTHOUSE, 255' N BROAD-
WAY, BARTOW,. FLORIDA (EN-
TRY ON CHURCH STREET), at
the Polk County Courtpuse, 'in
BARTOW. Fiorida. at 9 00 a.m. on
the 10(h'"day of -crruyr 200d5,
the following described property
as set forth in said Final Judg-
ment, Io wi :
LOT 133, HIGHLANDS RE-
SERVE PHASE 5, ACCORD-
ING TO THE PLAT
THEREOF, RECORDED IN
PLAT BOOK 113, PCAGES 8
THRU ,11, OF THE.PUBLIC
RECORDS OF POLK;
COUNTY, FLORIDA, SAID
LAND SITUATE, LYING AND;
BEING IN POLK'tCOUNTY,
FLORIDA.
All sales are to be held at the east
end of the east corridor, first floor,
of the Polk County'Couirthouse 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 Polk County Democrat


January 24, 2005











January 24, 2005 The Polk County Democrat


S


I1 THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE,
ENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN
.ND FQR POLK COUNT'',
LORIDA PROBATE DIVISIONl
N RE THE EdTATE OF
ORRAINE E. GOULD,
Deceased. .. '%.r '
File No.
05CP-0003
NOTICE TO CREDITORS
The admin.siralion ,:1 ine -,13 i
liof L :hRAIi E E :,':. I-' Li J'.-
ceased, File Number 0, ,-P-00'.
is pendingin iriel-Cii,.,i C.'r:un i..r
Poll' C,, iunr, FlorlTa Prir.ale DC, .'
:ion Inre dd' -ei5 uol r ,r-: c I-
OIrice Bo.,W 'r 00 Drae." ,'., '-4
'Bari.:.* Florid3 33831-900) Tre.
Names and addres'-.es Ic' irn. Per-.
sonal Rvepresentall1ve and Line P,-r.
sonal Represenlaie t ; .irclornes
are set lonr. beloA l -
All ciediiorsors t ire d.c& nri
and other persons naving.: :1.aiii
or demands aai.. r1 51ihe ei, :-
dent's esiaie. including ,"r,,Ta
tured, cor.tirngent or urniquid.si.j
claims '..n An.-.r a c.:.py ol i.rsa ;
serve music iae the.r claim, n .ira
this C.ourt WITHIN THE L"TER
OF 3 MOIIT-IS .AFTE-R THE
DATE OF THE FIfST FUBLI. 4
TION OF TH-IS NOTICE', OR 5'
DAYS AFTER THE DATE OF'
SERVICE OF A COPY -',F THIS
NOTICE ON THEM "1"*': ;
All others qreditqrs of 'the dece-
dent and othea persons havingi'
claims or demands against Ihe ie.
cedent's eslale. rinluding unrT.i
tured, contlrigent or unhqui.aT,.e -
claims, music ile their claimsT wi, '
this court WITHIN 3 MONTHS AF-'
TER THE DATE OF THE FIRST
PUBLICATION OF.THIS NOTICE.
ALL CLAIMS NOT SQ30 FILED
W:LL BE FOREVER B RFiLREE
Tne aale of ire irsI puLiiCaio.rn
of Inis Notice is January 17 20,..
J>', C E GOULD
Peruonal Repres..rila.Ve
221 EasI Conon HII Rosa,
Prn.iand CT 06480)
STEPHEN;' M.'" MARTIN,
P.A.
STEPHEN M..MARTIN
Florida Bar iNo. 0308234
1014 South Florida Avenue
Post Office Box 2765
Lakeland, Florida 33806-2765.
(863) 683-8765, ... --. ..-
ATTORNEY FOR PERSONAL
REPRESENTATIVE
Jan. 17, 24, 2005-0168

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT IN AND
FOR POLK COUNTY, FLORIDA
PRIMA PROPERTIES, LLC,
Plaintiff,
vs
ANTHONY PELUSO and
ELEANOR PELUSO, his
wife, ASSOCIATION OF
POINCIANA VILLAGES,
INC.; AMY J. WADE;
JAMES 'COONS;- CARL
RICHARD COONS; PAUL
EDWARD COONS; -EMILY
B. CLETSOWAY; GEORGE
H. COONS; DONALD KEN-
NEDY; CLARA KENNEDY;
JACK KENNED'Y; LEE
KENNEDY_; '- MARGARET
DeWEES; '. LEONE WILLIS;
JUNE M. ,KENNEDY; EARL
KENNEDY; DAVID G.
REZAB ,and SUE E.'
REZAB, his wife, MATRIX
GENERAL, INC.,
JEANETTE E. CAVENDAR;
PANNING LUMBER, a divi-
sion of WHEELER .-CON-
SOLIDATED, INC.; INDUS-
TRIAL WASTE -SERVICES,
INC., d/b/a', AAA 'SANI-
TARY DISPOSAL SERV-
ICE, INC.; GALL SILICIA
MINING 0, INC.; ED-
WARD J." KERWIN AND
SANTINA SK. ,KERWIN, HIS;
WIFE, LARRY POUGH and'
IRENE M. POUGH, his
wife; NATIONIAt. LOAN
INVESTORS,
Defendants..,
CASE NUMBER:
53-2005CA-0181-0000-WH
SECTION NO 08
NOTICE OF ACTION
TO:ANTHONY.. PELUSO
10 STEPHAN DRIVE '
HOPEWELL JUNCTION, NY
10533 :
ELEANOR PELUSO
10 STEPHAN DRIVE
HOPEWELL JUNCTION, NY"
10533
DAVID G. REZAB"'
16631 NORTJi 56Th ,STREET,, #
2002 '.
SCOTTSDALE, AZ 85254
SUE R. REZAB .
6631 NORTH 56TH, STREET s
2002
'COTTSDALE., AZ85254
JEANETTE CAV'#fDAR
133 SOUTH OAK PARK AVE-
IUE ,
AK PARK, JLL 6B;304
DWARD J. KERWIN
500 E. WARREN STREET, s 11
ANTA ANA..CA 92705
ANTINA KERWIN
500 E. WARREN STREET, '11
ANTA ANA, CA'92705
\RRY POUGH
120 SURF AVENUE, #8C
ROOKLYN,.NY11 24 .
ENE M. POIGH fc;
20 SURF AVENUE5 s8C
OOKLYN;Y. 1I.224 ,;,
(IYJ.WADE "' ,
30 N.30THDRiVE,
OENIX, AZ 85017
RL KENNEDY '"
30 N. 30TH DRIVE
OENIX,AZ 85017 ,.
MES COONS
JAMES H. BEIrAD ,
4GLE & BERNARD, P.C.
W TENTH STREET, SUITE

NSAS CITy, MO 64152 '
iL RICHARD COONS
3RESS UNKNOWN ,
L'EDWARD COONS '
INSTAN lANDING ROAb
BOROUGH, ME 04074

'RESS UNKNOWN
-Y B. CLETSOWAY
IESS UNKNOWN
IALD KENNEDY
E. PERSHING


PHOENIX, AZ 85029
CLARA KENNEDY
1407 E. GRISWOLD ROAD
PHOENIX, AZ 85020
JACK KENNEDY
2151 N TOIYABE STREL- T
LAS VEGAS, NV 89ii5 .
LEE KENNEDY
2930 ST. CLAIR
WINSTON SALEM, NC 27106
MARGARET DeWEES
'1415 N FI OWER GTBL [FT
SANTA ANA, CA 92'70C
LEONE WILLIS
4900 TELEGRAPH ROAD
ViNTURA, CA 93003
JUNE M. KENNEDY
ADDRESS UNKNOWN
YOU ARE HEREBY NOTIFIED
that a Complaint has been fik-d
against you, and you are required
to serve a copy of youi written de-
fenses. it any, to it on STEPHEN
F. BAKEk, ESQ,, Plaintiff's attor-
ney, whose address' is 800 l-li't
St, aet S Winter Haven, IFL
33880, on or before the 23rd day
of February, 2005 and file the
original with the Clerk of this
CoutI, 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 Petition.
1 he Plaintiff is seeking to quiet
title on real property described as
follows:
LOT 9, BLOCK 949, POINCI-
ANA NEIGHBORHOOD 4, VIL-
LAGE 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 4THRU -18.
LOT 1I, BLOCK 1034, POIN-
CIANA NEIGHBORHOOD 4, VIL
LARGE 7 ACCORDING 10 THE
MAP OC. .PLAT THEREOU AS
RECORD uDO IN THE OFFi-CE Oi
THE CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT
COUoQT (N AND FOR POLK
CiOu,-,. Fi pr-. 1 0 PILr.A
S* PAGES4THRHU18.
J ., BLOCK 1042, POINCI-
ANtI NEIGHBORHOOD 4, VIL-
LAGE 7, ACCORDING TO THE
MAP OR PLAT THEREOF AS
RECORDED IN THE OFFICE OF
THE CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT
COURiF IN AND FOR POLK
COUNTY. FLORIDA, IN PLAT
BOOKb i PAGES 4 THRU 18.
LOT 7; LOCK 1046, POINCI
ANA NEiGHBORHOOD 4, VIL-
LACE 7, ACCORDING TO THE
MAP OR PLAT THEREOF AS
RECORDED IN THE OFFICE OF
THE CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT
COURT IN ND iFOR POLK
COUNTY, FLORiDA, IN PLAT
BOOK 53, PAGES.4THRU 18
LiOT 19, OCK .1046, POIN-
CIANA NE i -nrL..r.OL) 4, VIL-
LAGE 7, ACCtORLiNU TO THE
MAP OR PLAT -.'-.-REOF AS
RECORDED iN tr i OFFICE OF
THE CLERK GO iTHE CIRCUIT
COURT IN AND FOR POLK
COUNTY, FLORIDA, IN PLAT
BOOK 53, PAGES 4 THRU 18.
LOT 6, BLrOCK 10b5, POINCI- .
ANA NEIGHBORHOOD 4, VIL-
LAGE 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 11th day
of Janua, 2005.
RICHARD M. WEISS,
As Clerk of Said Court
BY: /s/ Betty Norrell
As Deputy Clerk
(COURT SEAL)
Jan. 17, 24, 31, Feb. 7, 2005-0166

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-
I CEEDINGS
TO: MICHELLE ELLIS
5137 N; Sceric 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
SPolk 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-
tion for Adoption. Your failure
to respond by the date last
above mentioned shall consti-
tute consent to the relief
sought in the Petition.
RICHARD M. WEISS
As Clerk of Said Court
By: /s/ Angelica Herrera,
As Deputy Clerk
(Court Seal)
Jan. 3, 10, 17, 24, 2005-0025


IN IihE CIRCUIT COURT
FOH POLK COUNTY, FLO
PAhi-vilAY MORTGAGE
PANY, INC., a Florida Co
tioil,
Plaintiff, .
Vs.
hAiMvN FIGUEROA
CAHMIVEN FIGUEROA, et a
DC-fandant(s).
CASE NO.:
53 2004 CC 00375
NOTICE OF SALE PU
ANT TQO CHAPTER
NOTICE IS HE
GIVEN pursuant to an O
Hinal Judgment eniierr
Jilnualy ./, ?005, in thi
now pi ending in tIriis CouI
style of which is uidi
above, I will sell to the I
and best bidder fon c
9:00 AM on Februaty
20Ob, at Polk C(
Cou.iithouse, 255
Broadway, Barcow,
ida 33830, the iollowir
scilbed pIroperty-
IOT 7, BLOCK 898,
LARGE 7, NEIGHBORHOi
LAST, POINCIANA SUB
GION, ACCORDING TO
PLA'l THEItOF RECORD
IN PLAI BOOK 53,
PAGES 1 3, Of IHE PU
RECORDS OF PO
COUNTY, FI ORIDA.
All sales are to be he
the east end of thee
corridor, first floor, of
Polk'.County Courthous
cated at 255 Noith Br
way Avenue, Bai tow,
ida. Please note that
main.entirance I... ... J
Church Street. No entry
.... ,L. from GB6ad
.,-..' II- lii he event
temporary change or,
lion is eLe r:ry, s.the C
shall post a ti
_'_ at the sale loc
directing dhe b'dder to
.,,i.: ; ,, sale location
,., ..1 a person with
audities who needs any
cornmodation in orde
participate in this prdc
ing, you are entitled a
cost to you, to the p
sionr 01 -ertain assist
Please contact thie Offin
the Court Admnimstr;
(863) 534 4690, ,w
two (2) working days
your receipt of this no
if you are hearing or v
impaired, call TDD (8
5 34--7777 or Florida R
Services 711.
DA IED ti h- /th day of
aryI-2O
RICHARD W.ib5S
Clerk, County Court
By: /s/ Phyllis Pittrnirn
Deputy Clerk
(Seal)
Jan. 17, 24, 2005 0162







IN THE COUN iY COURT IN
FOR POLK COUNTY, FLOOR
GENERAL JURISDICTION
SION
PARKWAY MORTGAGE
PANY, INC:; A Florida Coi
tion,
Plaintiff,
vs.
VELORIS GAY.E, AND
AND ALL UNKNOWN PAR
CLAIMING, BY, THROUGH
DER AND AGAINST-
HEREIN INDIVIDUAL DE
DANTS WHO ARE NOT KN
TO BE DEAD OR At
WHETHER SAID UNKN
PARTIES iVAY CLAIM A
TEREST AS SPOUSFiS, Hii
DEVISEES, GRAND f-,
OTHER CLAIMA NT.
Defendants,
CAS' : i j.
53-2004 ('t 0U3848-1
NOTit'! it ACTION
TO: VELORI CAy.,L
Whose I .:, Known Resid
was: '100/ 40 AUR
CT, SCARRbtiOdGH,
TARION, W1-iW 2MS,
ADA, i "iave, and if dean
claiming ineiea:t by,. ih.
under oi ,gain'at said per
and' allparties- having or'c
ing to have any right, tit
interest in the property i,
described.
YOU ARE HEREBY .
_ FIED that a Complaint to
clo-. a M .- r ._ ,.,.- ...n rh-, f(
:.ig : O_-i 1 POI K ou
101 id') ou
LCC(S) 6, BI-0
344, VILLAGE
NEIGHBORHOOD 21
POINCIANA SUBDI
SION, ACCORDING:
THE PLAT THERE-
RECORDED IN PLA
BOOK 55, AT PAGE
18, OF THE PUBL
RECORDS OF PRO
COUNTY, FLORIDA.
has been filed and .comine
il this .Coui t and you al
quired to -erve a copy of
written defenses, if any,
on HAROLD J. TURK,
torney for Plaint
whose address is
Alhamrbra Circle, .1
Floor, Coral Gables,
jda 33134 and file the
nal with the clerk of the at
styled Court on or before
ruary 2'3, 2005; o'therwi:
default will be entered ag
you for the relief played I
the Complaint.
WITNESS my hand and the
of said Court at Polk Cou
Florida on this 18th day
January, 2005.
RICHARD M. WEISS
As Clerk, Circuit Court
By Is/PHYI I IS PITTMAN
Deputy Clerk
(Coitl Soul)
Jd,s 24 ', 31, Ub 02L U j


at- commodation in order to
tiff; participate in this proceed-
201 ing, you are entitled at no
2th cost to you, to the provi-
Flor- sion of certain assistance.
ongi- Please contact the Office of
above the Court Administrator,
Feb: (863) 534-4690, within
se a two.(2) working days of.
ainS ',''.ji "A ecepi of this notice;
oi in if you are hearing or voice
impaired, call TDD (863)
seal 534-7777 or Florida Relay.
inty, Services 711.
y of DATED the 7th day of Janu-
ary, 2005-.
RICHARD WEISS
Clerk, County Court
By: /s/ Judy A. McCauley
Deputy Clerk
(Seal)
Jan. I/, 24, 2005 0163


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF
FLORIDA, IN AND FOR POLK
COUNTY
CIVIL DIVISION
IN RE: The Marriage of
FLIMON COULANGFS,
Petitioner/Husband,
and
SANDRA ANN COULANGES,
Respondent/Wife.
CASE NO:
2005DR-423
NOTICE
10: SANDRA ANN COULANGES
Residence Unknown
YOU ARE HEREBY NOTIFIED
that a petition for temporary cus-
tody by extended family has been
filed and you are required to serve
a copy of your answer or pleading
-..- of the petition to the Petitioners'
attorney, TED A. LASSEIGNE,
Post Office Box 2238, Haines City,
IN AND IFlorida 33845, and file the original
)RIDA answer or pleading in the office of
COM- the Clerk of the Circuit Court on or
orpoa before the 23rd day of February,
2005. If you fail to do so, judgment
of temporary custody and for other
relief prayed for in the Petition my
be granted by default.
al., in accordance with the Americans
With Disabilities Act, persons with
disabilities needing a special ac-
i6 commodation to participate in this
IRSU- proceeding should contact the Of-
15 fice of the Court Administrator at
REBY 863-534-4690 not later than seven
ridei oi days prior to the proceeding. It
ed on hearing impaired, (TDD) 863-534-
is ca'.e 7777, or Voice (V) 1-800-955
t, the 8/70, via Florida Relay Service.
icaLed DONE AND ORDERED at Bar-
iighest tow, Polk County, Florida, this
ash at 13th day of January, 2005.
8.tlh RICHARD M. WEISS
county Clerk of Circuit Court
N. ty. /s/ Lori Armijo
Floi (Court Sual)
ng de Jan 17, 24, 31, Feb. 7, 2005-0173

VIL
OD 2
IDIVI
THE IN THE COUNTY COURT IN AND
RUED FOR POLK COUNTY, FLORIDA
Al CIVIL DIVISION
BLIC HARRY F. BEST, individually,
OLK and as Personal Representative
of the Estate of LAURIE BEST,
Id at deceased and on behalf and for
east the benefit of the Decedent's
the Estate and Survivors,
se lo- Plaintiff,
road- vs.
Flor- C.R. ENGLAND, INC.
their and SHANE L. JOHN-
.I on SON,
ry is Defendants.
way Case Number
any 2004-CA-4452
loca- Section: 07
Cleik NOTICE OF ACTION
of TO:SHANE L. JOHNSON
action Address Unknown
the YOU ARE NOTIFIED that a
Si Complaint for damages resulting
h.-di- from auto negligence has been
y ac- filed in this court. You are required
1 to to serve a copy of your written de-
ceed- senses, if any, on Plaintiff's attor-
t no' ney, whose name and address
rovi are
nee. R Kent Lilly, Esq.
ce of Lilly, O'Toole & Brown, LL.P
atoi, 800 South Florida Avenue
within Lakeland, Florida 33801
s of 863/683-1111
itice; on or before February 17, 2005,
oiue and file the original of the written
863) defenses with the clerk of this
elay court either before service or im
mediately thereafter. Failure to
Jano- serve and file written defenses as
required may result in a judgment
or order for the relief demanded,
without further notice.
DATED this 12th day of Janu-
'ary, 2005.
RICHARD M. WEISS
CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT
COURT
BY: /s/ Valerie Neal
Deputy Clerk
Jan 17, 24, 2005-0167



N AND
RIDA IN THE CIRCUIT.COURT IN AND
DIVI- FOR POLK COUNTY, FLORIDA
PARKWAY MORTGAGE COM-
COM- PANY, INC., a Florida Corpora-
rpora- tion,
Plaintiff,
vs.
ELSA G. ARMAGOST, DE-
ANY CEASED, et al.,
FTIES Defendant(s).
I, UN- CASE NO.:
THE 53 2004 CC 003838
EFEN- NOTICE OF SALE PURSU-
NOWN ANT TO CHAPTER 45
..IVE, NOTICE IS HEREBY
OWN GIVEN,pursuant to an Order or
N IN- IFinal Judgment entered, on
;IRS, January 7. 2005, in this case
OR now pending in this Court, the
style of which is indicated
above, I will sell to the highest
and best bidder for cash at
30 9:00 AM on February 8th,
N 2005 at Polk County
Courthouse, 255 N.
dJence Broadway, Bartow, Flor-
RORA ida 33830, the following de-
ON- scribed property:
CAN- LOT 1, BLOCK 469, VIL-
d, all LARGE 7, NEIGHBORHOOD 2
.,u.,jl .WEST,. POINCIANA SUBDI-
sons, VISION, ACCORDING TO
;claim- THE PLAT THEREOF RE-
le or CORDED IN PLAT BOOK 55,
,-rs.r,' AT PAGES 5.18, OF THE
PUBLIC RECORDS. OF
NOTI- POLK COUNTY, FLORIDA.
Foi'e'- :,Au -S:. i:., re t,:, be held at
follow ''the east end of the east
nty, UiiJ',lI, tir, t floui, o, rihe
:' ,-,ii,. -.,-uI l, iounth-ouse I ",
CK cjiaeJ .I ,..5. IJ,:,rh Er.:,ad-,
7, way Avenue, Banr,'j. Florp
W, ida. Please note that the
VI- main entrance is located on
TO Church Street.. No entry is
3F "' possible from' Broadway
pAT, Avenue. In the event any
5-:!. .temporary ..change :of loca-
IC tion is necessary, the Clerk
LK shall post a "Notice_. of
S' Change" at the sale.location.
nriedr *.-,-,''':, -', [ie bidders to the
e rei I-ipn,, r, ,jr s'ic location.
y6ur If you are a person with dis-
to it abilities who needs any ac-


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN
AND FOR POLK COUNTY,
FLORIDA
PROBATE DIVISION
IN RE: THE ESTATE OF
MARGARET GROVER
Deceased
CC-7762
CASE NUMBER
05CP-0042
NOTICE TO CREDITORS
The administration of the estate
of Margaret Grover, deceased,
whose date of death was Novem-
ber 29, 2004, File Number 05CP-
0042, is pending in the Circuit
Court for Polk County, Florida,
Probate Division, the address of
which is P.O. Box 9000 Drawer
CC-4, Bartow, Florida 33831-
9000. The names and addresses
of the personal representative and
the personal representative's at-
torney 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 is served must file their claims
with this court WITHIN THE
LATER OF 3 MONTHS AFTER
THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUB-
LICATION OF THIS NOTICE OR
30 DAYS AFTER THE DATE OF
SERVICE OF A COPY ON THEM.
All other creditors of the dece-
dent and other persons having
claims or demands against dece-
dent's estate, on whom a copy of
this notice is served must file their
claims with this court WITHIN 3
MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF
THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF
THIS NOTICE.
ALL CLAIMS AND OBJEC-
TIONS NOT SO FILED WILL BE
FOREVER BARRED.
NOTWITHSTANDING THE
TIME PERIOD SET FORTH
ABOVE, ANY CLAIM FILED TWO
(2) YEARS OR MORE AFTER
THE DECEDENT'S DATE OF
DEATH IS BARRED.
The date of the first publica-
tion of this Notice is Jalnuary
17,.2005.
Personal Representative:
Geraldyne H. Carlton
23.10 Lakeland Hills Blvd.
Lakeland, FL 33805
Attorney for Personal Representa-
tive:
GERALDYNE H. CARLTON
CARLTON & CARLTON, P.A.
2310 Lakeland Hills Boulevard
Lakeland, Florida 33805-2970
Telephone No. (863) 688-5700
Fax No. (863) 687-6059
Florida Bar No. 251331
Jan. 17, 24, 2005-0172



IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN
AND FOR POLK COUNTY,
FLORIDA
PROBATE DIVISION
IN RE: The Estate of
FRANKIE THOMAS JOHN-
SON,
Deceased.
Case No.:
04-CP-2678
NOTICE TO CREDITORS
The administration of the estate
of FRANKIE THOMAS JOHN-
SON deceased, who died on
August 31, 2004, File Number 04-
CP-2678 is pending in the Circuit
Court for Polk County, Florida,
Probate Division the address of
which is 225 North Broadway, Bar-
tow, Florida 33831. The names
and addresses of the personal
representative and the personal
representative's attorney are set
forth below.
All creditors of the decedent
and other persons having claims
or demands against decedent's
estate on whom a copy of this no-
tice is served must file their claims
with this Court WITHIN THE
LATER OF THREE MONTHS AF-
TER THE DATE OF THE FIRST
PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE
OR THIRTY DAYS AFTER THE
lIME 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 NOT SO FILED
WILL BE FOREVER BARRED.
NOTWITHSTANDING THE
TIME PERIOD SET' FORTH.
ABOVE, ANY CLAIM FILED TWO
(2) YEARS OR MORE AFTER
THE DECEDENT'S DATE OF
DEATH IS BARRED.'
The date of the first publication
of this Notice is January 17, 2005.
DIANE MITCHELL
Personal Representative
c/o Carla B. Yates, Attorney at
Law'
610 W. Azeele Street, Suite A
Tampa, Florida 33606
CARLA B. YATES, Attorney
At Law
610 W. Azeele Street, Suite A
Tampa, Florida 33606
(813) 254-6516
Florida Bar No.: 709166
Jan. 17, 24, 2005-0169




NOTICE OF PUBLIC MEET-
INGS
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN
that THE SCHOOL BOARD OF
POLK COUNTY, FLORIDA, an
ounces its March public meetings
to which all persons are invited.
DATE AND TIME:
March. 8, 2005
Work Session- 1:30 p.m.
.* School Board Meeting- 5:00
p.m.
PLACE: 1915 South Floral
Avenue, Bartow, Florida 33830
PURPOSE: To conduct
School Board business.


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.
WITNESS my hand and the
seal of this Court on January 11.
2005.
Richard M. Weiss
Clerk Circuit Court
By: /s/ Felicia Borders
Deputy Clerk
(Court Seal)
Jan. 24, 31, 2005-0237


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF
THE STATE OF FLORIDA, IN
AND FOR POLK COUNTY
WACHOVIA BANK, NATIONAL
ASSOCIATION, formerly known
as First Union National Bank,
Plaintiff,
v.
ROBERT W. MITCHELL a/k/a
ROBERT MITCHELL, et al.,
Defendants.
CIRCUIT CIVIL
CASE NO.
53-2004-4876
NOTICE OF ACTION
TO:
ROBERT W. MITCHELL a/k/a
ROBERT MITCHELL
804 Bon Air Street
Lakeland, FL 33805
HYLTON THOMPSON a/k/a
HYLTON K. THOMPSON
804 Bon Air Street
Lakeland, FL 33805
YOU ARE NOTIFIED that a
complaint was filed by the WA-
CHOVIA BANK, NATIONAL AS-
SOCIATION formerly known as
First Union National Bank, to fore-
close a mortgage on the following
property in Polk County, Florida:
Lots 13 and 14, Block 1, MAP
OF BON AIR BEACH, accord-
ing to the Plat thereof re-
corded in Plat Book 7, Page 6,
Public Records of Polk
County, Florida.
TOGETHER WITH all the im-
provements now or hereafter
erected on the property, and
all easements, rights, appurte-
nances, rents, royalties, min-
eral, oil and gas rights and
profits, water rights and stock
and all fixtures now or hereaf-
ter attached to the property.
has been filed against you and
you are required to serve a copy
of your written defense, if any, to it
on Gerald D. Davis, Plaintiff's at-
torney, whose address is HOL-
LAND & KNIGHT LLP, Post Office
Box 3542, St. Petersburg, Florida
33731, on or before February 24.
2005 or within thirty (30) days after
the first publication, and file the
original with this Court either be-
fore service on Plaintiff's attorney
or immediately thereafter; other-
wise, a default will be entered
against you for the relief de-
manded in the petitiorni
WITNESS my hand and the
seal of this Court on this 19th day
of January, 2005.
RICHARD M. WEISS
As Clerk of the Circuit Court
By: /s/ Valerie Neal
As Deputy Clerk
(Seal)
Jan. 24, 31, 2005-0252





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.
JAMION SPEED, et al.,
Defendants
CASE NO:
53-2004-CA-4179
DIVISION 04
NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE
SALE
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN
pursuant to a Final Judgment of
Mortgage Foreclosure dated Janu-
ary 7, 2005 and entered in Case
NO. 53-2004-CA-4179 of the Cir-
cuit Court of the TENTH Judicial
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 JAMION SPEED;
THE UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF
JAMION SPEED N/K/A JERRIN
SPEED; LAND HOME SERV-
ICES, LLC A/K/A LAND HOME
SERVICES; TENANT #1 N/K/A
GOW SPEED; TENANT #2 K/N/A
MARIE SPEED 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 10Lh day of February 2005
the following described property
as set forth in said Final Judg-
ment:
LOT 342, COUNTRY VIEW
ESTATES PHASE 3-A, AC-
CORDING TO THE PLAT
THEREOF, RECORDED IN
PLAT BOOK 101, PAGE 31,
PUBLIC RECORDS OF
POLK COUNTY, FLORIDA.
TOGETHER WITH A MOBILE
HOME LOCATED THEREON
AS A FIXTURE AND APPUR-
TENANCES THERETO BE-
ING DESCRIBED AS FOL-
LOWS:
2001 IMPERIAL MOBILE
HOME, ID #
FLA146C6200A/B.
A/K/A 4725 DOVE CROSS
DRIVE, LAKELAND, FL
33810
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


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 800-955-
8770.
WITNESS my hand and official
seal of said Court this IZ1h day
of November, 2004.
Richard Weiss
CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT
COURT
BY: /s/ Lori Armiio .
Deputy Clerk
(Court Seal)
Jan. 17, 24, 2005-0160


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
10TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN
AND FOR POLK COUNTY,
FLORIDA
GENERAL JURISDICTION DIVI-
SION
ABN AMRO MORTGAGE
GROUP, INC., SUCCESSOR BY,
MERGER TO ATLANTIC MORT-
GAGE & INVESTMENT CORPO-
RATION,
PLAINTIFF,
VS.
THE UNKNOWN SPOUSE,
HEIRS, DEVISEES, GRANTEES,
ASSIGNEES, LIENORS, CREDI-
TORS, TRUSTEES AND ALL
OTHER PARTIES CLAIMING AN
INTEREST BY, THROUGH, UN-
DER OR AGAINST THE ESTATE
OF ALICE A. RIOS, ET AL.,
DEFENDANTSS.
CASE NO:
53-04-CA-1616-DIV. 04
NOTICE OF ACTION
CONSTRUCTIVE SERVICE
TO: THE UNKNOWN SPOUSE,
HEIRS, DEVISEES, GRANTEES,
ASSIGNEES, LIENORS, CREDI-
TORS, TRUSTEES AND ALL
OTHER PARTIES CLAIMING AN
INTEREST BY, THROUGH, UN-
DER OR AGAINST THE ESTATE
OF ALICE A. RIOS; DECEASED
whose residence is unknown if
he/she/they be living; and if
he/she/they be dead, the unknown
defendants who may be spouses,
heirs, devisees, grantees, assign-
ees, lienors, creditors, trustees,
and all parties claiming an interest
by, through, under or against the
Defendants, who are not known to
be dead or alive, and all parties
having or claiming to have any
right, title or interest in the prop-
erty described in the mortgage be-
ing foreclosed herein.
YOU ARE HEREBY NOTIFIED that
an action to foreclose a mort-
gage on the following property:
LOT 16, BLOCK "C",
EAST PARK HEIGHTS
ADDITION, ACCORD-
ING TO THE PLAT
. THEREOF, RECORDED
IN PLAT BOOK 64,
PAGE 23, PUBLIC RE-
CORDS OF POLK
COUNTY, FLORIDA.
has been filed against the cor-
poration and the corporation is
required to serve a copy of
your written defenses, if any,
to it on DAVID J. STERN, ESQ.
Plaintiff's attorney, whose ad-
dress is 801 S University Drive,
#500, Plantation, FL 33324 on
or before February 17, 2005
(no later than 30 days from
the date of the first publication
of this notice of action) and file
the original with the clerk of
this court either before service
on Plaintiff's attorney or imme-
diately thereafter; otherwise a
default will be entered against
you for the relief demanded in
the complaint or petition filed
herein.
WITNESS my hand and the seal
of this Court at POLK County,
Florida, this 12th day of Janu:.
ay_, 2005.
RICHARD M. WEISS
CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT
BY: /s/ Valerie Neal
DEPUTY CLERK
(Seal)
ATTORNEY FOR PLAINTIFF:
LAW OFFICES OF DAVID J.
STERN
801 S. UNIVERSITY DRIVE,
SUITE 500
PLANTATION, FL 33324
Jan. 17, 24, 2005-0174



IN THE CIRCUIT COURT IN AND
FOR POLK COUNTY, FLORIDA
MORTGAGE ELECTRONIC REG-
ISTRATION SYSTEMS, INC., AS
NOMINEE FOR COUNTRYWIDE
HOME LOANS, INC.,
Plaintiff,
vs.
JEREMY J. BENNETT; MARY E..
BENNETT A/K/A MARY ELIZA-
BETH BENNETT A/K/A MARY
ELIZABETH MOURIZ; IMPERIAL
LAKES COMMUNITY SERVICES
ASSOCIATION V, INC., and any
unknown heirs, devisees, grant-
ees, creditors, and other unknown
persons or unknown spouses
claiming, by,. through and under
any of the above named Defen-
dants,
Defendants.
CASE NO.:
53-2004-CA-2494-WH-08
NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE
SALE
NOTICE is hereby given that
the undersigned Clerk of the Cir-
cuit Court.of Polk County, Florida,
will on the 31St day of January.
2005, at 9:00 o'clock A.M., at the
East corridor, first floor, 255 N.
Broadway in Bartow, Florida
33830 offer for sale and sell at
public outcry to the highest and
best bidder for cash, the following-
described property situate in Polk
County, Florida:
LOT 165, IMPERIA-
LAKES PHASE TWO
SECTION ONE B, AC-
CORDING TO THE MAP
OR PLAT THEREOF AS
RECORDED IN PLAT
BOOK 69, PAGES 21-
26, OF THE PUBLIC
RECORDS OF POLK
COUNTY, FLORIDA.
pursuant to the Final Judgment
entered in a case pending in
said Court, the style of which is
indicated 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, 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-


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.
WITNESS my hand and the
seal of this Court on January 12.
2005.
Richard M. Weiss
Clerk Circuit Court
By: /s/ Lori Armijo
Deputy Clerk
(Court Seal)
Jan. 24, 31, 2005-0235


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR
THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT
IN AND FOR POLK COUNTY,
FLORIDA PROBATE DIVISION
IN RE: ESTATE OF
ROZILAND JENNIFER M"WEI-'
Deceased.
File No.:
03-CP-0857
NOTICE TO CREDITORS
(for those dying after January
1,2002)
The administration of the estate
of ROZILAND JENNIFER MOW-
ELL, deceased, File Number 03-
CP-0857, is pending in the Circuit
Court for Polk County, Florida,
Probate Division, the address' of
which is P.O. Box 9000, Drawer
CC-4, Bartow, Florida 33831-
9000. The names and addresses
of the personal representative and
the personal representative's at-
torney 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 has been served within three
(3) months after the date of the
first publication of this notice must
file their claims with this Court
WITHIN THE LATER OF 3
MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF
THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF
THIS NOTICE OR THIRTY DAYS
AFTER THE DATE OF SERVICE
OF A COPY OF THIS NOTICE
ON THEM.
All other creditors of the dece-
dent and other persons having
claims or demands against dece-
dent's estate must file their claims
with this court WITHIN THREE
MONTHS AFTER THE'DATE OF
THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF
THIS NOTICE.
ALL CLAIMS, DEMANDS AND
OBJECTIONS NOT SO FILED
WILL BE FOREVER BARRED.
The date of first publication of
this notice is January 17, 2005.
Personal Representative
MARGARETTE GOOCH
761 Hilldale Circle
Milford, Ml 48381
Attorney for Personal Represen-
tative:
HARDIN & MURPHY, P.A.
Denise N. Murphy, Esquire
Post Office Box 3604
Lakeland, FL 33802-3604
Telephone: (863) 688-5200
Facsimile: (863) 686-0777
Florida Bar No. 0119598
Jan. 17, 24, 2005-0170






IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
10TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND
FOR POLK COUNTY, FLORIDA
MORTGAGE ELECTRONIC
REGISTRATION SYSTEMS, INC,
ACTING SOLELY AS NOMINEE
FOR AMERICA'S WHOLESALE
LENDER,
Plaintiff
vs.
MARTHA ORTIZ, et al.,
Defendants
CASE NO:
53-2004-CA-4535
DIVISION 11
NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE
SALE
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN
pursuant to a Final Judgment of
Mortgage Foreclosure'dated Janu-
ary 10, 2005 and entered in Case
NO. 53-2004-CA-4535,of the Cir-
cuit Court of the TENTH Judicial
Circuit in and for POLK County,
Florida wherein MORTGAGE
ELECTRONIC REGISTRATION
SYSTEMS, INC, ACTING
SOLELY AS NOMINEE FOR
AMERICA'S WHOLESALE
LENDER, is theiPlaintiff and MAR-
THA ORTIZ; ASSOCIATION OF
POINCIANA VILLAGES, INC.; are
the Defendants, I will sell to the
highest and best bidder for cash at
IN THE EAST END OF THE EAST
CORRIDOR FIRST FLOOR,
POLK COUNTY COURTHOUSE,
255 NORTH BROADWAY, BAR-
TOW, 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 5th day of February 2005 the
following described property as set
forth in said Final Judgment:
LOT 16, BLOCK 359, OF
POINCIANA 2 WEST, VIL-
LAGE 7, ACCORDING TO '
THE PLAT THEREOF, AS
RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK
55, PAGES 5 THROUGH 18,
OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS
OF POLK COUNTY, FLOR-
IDA.
A/K/A 400 RIO GRANDE
COURT, KISSIMMEE, FL
34759
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 oIdcated
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 Chanae" at the sale loca-


the Court Administrator'
(863) 534-4690, within
two (2) working days of.
your receipt of this riotice;
if you are hearing or voice
impaired, call TDD (863)
534-7777 or Florida Relay
Services 711.
DATED the 7th day of Janu- .

RICHARD WEISS
Clerk, County Court
By: /s/ Phyllis Pittman
Deputy Clerk
(Seal)
Jan. 17, 24, 2005-0161


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IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN
AND FOR POLK COUNTY,
rLORIDA
-RANK M. HUNT, II
.EWART W. HURST,
.. ,. RICE,
DAVlil 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 Admiriistrator,
(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)
Jan. 17, 20, 24, 27, 2005-0159




IN THE CIRCUIT COURT IN AND
FOR POLK COUNTY, FLORIDA
PARKWAY MORTGAGE COM-
PANY, INC., a Florida Corpora-
tion,
Plaintiff,
vs.
ART KOOYMAN
PAULETTE KOOYMAN, et al.,
Defendantss.
CASE NO.:
53 2004 CC 003987
NOTICE OF SALE PURSU-
ANT TO CHAPTER 45
NOTICE IS HEREBY
GIVEN pursuant to an Order or
Final Judgment entered on
January 7, 2005. in this case
now pending in this Court, the
style of which is indicated
above, I will sell to the highest
and best bidder for cash at
9:00 AM on February 8th,
2005. at Polk County
Courthouse, 255 N.
Broadway,. Bartow, Flor-
ida 33830, the following de-
scribed property:
LOT 3, BLOCK 439, VIL-
LAGE 7, NEIGHBORHOOD 2
WEST, POINCIANA SUBDI-
VISION, ACCORDING TO
THE PLAT THEREOF RE-
CORDED IN PLAT BOOK 55,
AT PAGES 5-18, OF THE
PUBLIC RECORDS OF
POLK COUNTY, FLORIDA.
All sales are to be held at
the eastend of the east
corridor, first floor, of the
Polk County Courthouse lo-
cated at 255 ,North Broad-
way Avenlue, 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 of loca-
tion is necessary, the Clerk
shall post a "Notice of
Change" at the sale location
directing the bidders to the
temporary sale location.
If you are a person with dis-
abilities who needs any ac-
commodation in order to
participate in this proceed-
ing, you are entitled at no
cost to you, to the provi-
sion of certain assistance.;
Please contact the Office of


A copy of the agenda may be
obtained by writing to JoAnne
Clanton in the Superintendent's
Office at The School Board of Polk
County, P.O. Box 391, Bartow, FL
33831 or by calling 863-534-0521.
Pursuant to the provisions of
the Americans with Disabilities
Act, any person requiring special
accommodations to participate in
this meeting is asked to advise the
agency at least 48 hours before
the meeting by contacting Patricia
Hunter at 863-534-0513. If you are
hearing or speech impaired,
please contact the agency by call-
ing Florida Relay Service at 1-800-
955-8771.
Dated: January 19, 2005.
THE SCHOOL BOARD OF
POLK COUNTY, FLORIDA
By Kay Fields, Board Chair
Attest Gail F. McKinzie,
Secretary
.(Seal)
Jan. 24, 2005 b056'


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IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF
FLORIDA, IN AND FOR POLK
COUNTY
GENERAL JURISDICTION DIVI-
SION
CHASE MANHATTAN MORT-
GAGE CORPORATION,
Plaintiff,
vs.
MICHAEL W. PAYTON, et al.,
Defendant (s).
CASE NO.
53-2003-CA-4211-0000-00 Sec
11
NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE
SALE
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN
pursuant to an Order Reschedul-
ing Foreclosure Sale dated De-
cember 8 2004 and a Final Judg-
ment of Foreclosure dated March
25, 2004, arid entered in CASE
NO. 53-2003-CA-4211-0000-00
Sec 11, of the Circuit Court of the
TENTH Judicial Circuit in and for
POLK County, Florida, wherein
CHASE MANHATTAN MORT-
GAGE CORPORATION, is Plaintiff
and MICHAEL W. PAYTON, 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 day of Februay
*2005, the following described
property as set forth in said Final
Judgment, to wit:
LOT 18, OF SHADOW
WOOD, ACCORDING TO
THE MAP OR PLAT
THEREOF RECORDED IN
PLAT BOOK 65, PAGE 49,
OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS
OF POLK COUNTY, FLOR-
IDA.
a/k/a 4262 Shadow Wood
Lane, Winter Haven, Florida
33880:
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-
lair assistance Please conlacl the
AOflice ol Iri Court Admnislralor.
1,1363) 584 4690. wihn Iwo (2)
worAing days of your receipt of this
notice; if you are hearing cr voice
impaired, call TDD (863) 534-7777
or Florida Relay Services 711.
DATED this JQM day of De-
cember, 2004.
RICHARD M. WEISS
By /s/ Lori Armijo7
As Deputy Clerk
(Seal)
Jan. 24,31, 2005-0216


IN THE COUNTY COURT IN AND
FOR POLK COUNTY, FLORIDA
GENERAL JURISDICTION DIVI-
SION
PARKWAY MORTGAGE COM-
PANY, INC., A Florida Corpora-
tion,
Plaintiff,
vs.
BASERGLIK ISRAEL MOSHE,
AND ANY AND ALL UNKNOWN
PARTIES CLAIMING BY,
THROUGH, UNDER AND
AGAINST THE HEREIN INDIVID-
UAL DEFENDANTS WHO ARE
NOT KNOWN TO BE DEAD OR
ALIVE, WHETHER SAID UN-
KNOWN PARTIES' MAY CLAIM
AN INTEREST AS SPOUSES,
HEIRS, DEVISEES, GRANTEES,
OR OTHER CLAIMANTS,
Defendants..
CASE NO.
53-2004 CC-003972-00
NOTICE OF ACTION
TO: BASEROLIK ISRAEL
MOSHE
Whose Last Known Residence
was: FOGELMAN STREET
#8, KIRYAT MOTZLIN, IS-
RAEL, if live, and if dead, all
claiming..interest., by, through,
under or against said persons,
and all parties having or claim-
ing to have any right, title or.
interest in the property herein
desc rbed.
YOU ARE HEREBY NOTI-
FIED that a Complaint to Fore-
close a Mortgage on the follow-
ing property in POLK County,
Florida:
LOT(S) 22, BLOCK
381, VILLAGE 7,
NEIGHBORHOOD 2W,
POINCIANA SUBDIVI-
SION, ACCORDING TO
THE PLAT THEREOF
RECORDED IN PLAT
BOOK 55, AT PAGE 5-
18, OF THE PUBLIC
RECORDS :OF POLK
COUNTY, FLORIDA.
has been: filed and commenced
in this Court and you are re-
quired to serve a copy of your
written, defenses, if any, to it
on HAROLD J. TURK, at-
torney for Plaintiff,
whose address is 201
Alhambra Circle, 12th
Floor, Coral Gables, Flor-
ida 33134 and. file the origi-
nal with the clerk of the above
styled Court on or before Feb-
ruary 23, 2,005; otherwise a
default will be entered against
you for the relief prayed for in
the Complaint.
.WITNESS my hand and the seal
of said Court at Polk County,
Florida on this 18th day of
January, 2005.
RICHARD M, WEISS
As Clerk, Circuit Court
;y ,/ Ji udy A. McCaLloey
SXpu;y Clerk
;.ou* Seal)
0. 2A4,31. 2005-0247


UI


IN THE COUNTY COURT IN AND
FOR POLK COUNTY, FLORIDA
GENERAL JURISDICTION DIVI-
SION
PARKWAY MORTGAGE COM-
PANY, INC., A Florida Corpora-
tion,
Plaintiff,
vs.
VERE LYN COOK AND ENID
LYN COOK, AND ANY AND ALL
UNKNOWN PARTIES CLAIMING
BY, THROUGH, UNDER AND
AGAINST THE HEREIN INDIVID-
UAL DEFENDANTS WHO ARE
NOT KNOWN TO BE DEAD OR
ALIVE, WHETHER SAID UN-
KNOWN PARTIES MAY CLAIM
AN INTEREST AS SPOUSES,
HEIRS, DEVISEES, GRANTEES,
OR OTHER CLAIMANTS,
Defendants.
CASE NO.
53-2004 CC-004552-00
NOTICE OF ACTION
TO: VERE LYN COOK AND ENID
LYN COOK
Whose Last Known Residence
was: P.O. BOX 1610,
HRISTINA MANCHESTER,
JAMAICA W.I., JAMAICA,
if alive, and if dead, all claiming
interest by, through, under or
against said persons, and all
parties having or claiming to
have any right, title or interest
in the property herein de-
scribed.
YOU ARE HEREBY NOTI-
FIED that a Complaint to Fore-
close a Mortgage on the follow-
ing property in POLK County,
Florida:
LOT(S) 10, BLOCK
459, VILLAGE 7,
NEIGHBORHOOD 2W,
POINCIANA SUBDIVI-
SION, ACCORDING TO
THE PLAT THEREOF
RECORDED IN PLAT
BOOK 55, AT PAGE 5-
18, OF THE PUBLIC
RECORDS OF POLK
COUNTY, FLORIDA.
has been filed and commenced
in this Court and you are re-
quired to serve a copy of your
written defenses, if any, to it
on HAROLD J. TURK, at-
torney for Plaintiff,
whose address is 201
Alhambra Circle, 12th
Floor, Coral Gables,
Florida 33134 and file the
original with the clerk of the
above styled Court on or be-
fore February 23, 2005; other-
wise a default'will be entered
against you for the relief
prayed for in the Complaint.
WITNESS my hand and'the seal
of said Court at Polk County,
Florida on this .18th day of
January, 2005.
RICHARD M. WEISS
As Clerk, Circuit Court
By: Is/ PHYLLIS PITTMAN
Deputy Clerk
(Court Seal)
Jan. 24, 31, 2005-0251



IN THE COUNTY COURT IN AND
FOR POLK COUNTY, FLORIDA
GENERAL JURISDICTION DIVI-
SION
PARKWAY MORTGAGE COM-
PANY, INC., A Florida Corpora-
tion,
Plaintiff,
vs.
EVERTON OLIVER PARKER
AND JOAN PARKER, 'DE-
CEASED, AND ANY AND ALL
UNKNOWN PARTIES CLAIMING
BY, THROUGH, UNDER AND
AGAINST THE HEREIN INDIVID-
UAL DEFENDANTS WHO ARE
NOT KNOWN TO BE DEAD OR
ALIVE, WHETHER SAID UN-
KNOWN PARTIES MAY CLAIM
AN INTEREST AS SPOUSES,
HEIRS, DEVISEES, GRANTEES,
OR OTHER CLAIMANTS,
Defendants.
CASE NO.
53-2004 CC-003973-00
NOTICE OF ACTION
TO: EVERTON OLIVER PARKER
AND JOAN PARKER,. DE-
CEASED
Whose Last Known *Residencel
was: P.O. BOX 10752
APO GRAND CAYMAN. IS
LANDS if alive, and if dead
all claiming interest by,
through, under or against said
persons, and all parties' having
or claiming to have any righi,
title or interest in the property
herein described. 1
YOU ARE HEREBY NOTI-
FIED that a Complaint to Fore-
close a Mortgage on the follbw-
ing property in POLK County,
Florida:
LOT(S) 13, BLOCK
450, VILLAGE 7,
NEIGHBORHOOD 2W,
POINCIANA SUBDIVI-
SION, ACCORDING TO
THE PLAT THEREOF
RECORDED IN PLAT
BOOK 55, AT PAGE 5-
18, OF THE PUBLIC
RECORDS OF POLK
COUNTY, FLORIDA.
has been filed and commenced
in this Court and you are re-
quired to serve a copy of your
written defenses, ife'ary;'to it
on HAROLD J. TURK, at-
torney for Plaintiff,
whose address is 201
Alhambra Circle, 12th
Floor, Coral Gables, Flor-
ida 33134 and file the origi-
nal with the clerk of the above
styled Court on or before Feb-
ruary 23, 2005; otherwise a
default will be entered against
you for the relief prayed for in
the Complaint.
WITNESS my hand and the seal
of said Court at Polk County,
Florida on this 18th day of
January, 2005.
RICHARQ M. WEISS
As Clerk, Circuit Court
By: /s/ Phyllis Pitlrnmn
Deputy Clerk
(Court Seal)
Jan. 24, 31, 2005-0243


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
10TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF
FLORIDA IN AND FOR POLK
COUNTY GENERAL JURISDIC-
TION DIVISION
Citibank, N.A., as Trustee,
PLAINTIFF,
Vs.
Bryan E. Bonham; Amanda D.,
Bonham a/k/a Amanda Dawn
Bonham, et al.,
DEFENDANT.
Case No.
53 2004-CA-4515 WH Sec. 11
NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE
SALE
Notice is hereby given that,
pursuant to that Final Judg-
ment of Foreclosure dated
January 10. 2005, and entered
in civil case number 53 2004-
CA-4515-WH SEC 11, of the
Circuit Court of the 10th Judi-
cial Circuit in and for Polk
County, Florida, wherein CITI-
BANK, N.A., AS TRUSTEE, is
Plaintiff and Bryan E. Bonham;
Amanda D. Bonham a/k/a
Amanda Dawn Bonham, is/are
Defendant(s), I will sell to the
highest and best bidder for
cash in the East Corridor, First
Floor, 255 North Broadway
Avenue, Polk County Court-
house, Bartow, Florida, at 9:00.
am on the 10Othday of Febru-
ary, 2005. the following de-
scribed property as set forth in
said Final Judgment, to wit:
LOT 557, OF INWOOD SUB-
DIVISION, UNIT NO. 3, AS
SHOWN BY MAP OR PLAT
THEREOF RECORDED IN
THE OFFICE OF THE CLERK
OF THE CIRCUIT COURT IN
AND FOR POLK COUNTY,
FLORIDA, PLAT BOOK 9,
PAGE 7.
NOTE: Pursuant to
the Fair Debt Collec-
tion Practices Act
you are advised that
this law firm is
deemed to be a debt
collector attempting
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 lo-
cated at 255 North Broad-
way 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 of loca-
tion is necessary, the Clerk
shall post a "Notice of
Change" at the sale location
directing the bidders to the
temporary sale location.
If you are a person with dis-
abilities who needs any ac-
commodation in order to
participate in this proceed-
ing, 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 notice;
if you are hearing or voice
impaired, call TDD (863)
534-7777 or Florida Relay
Services 711.
Dated the 1Oth day of
January, 2005.
Richard M. Weiss
As Clerk of the Court
By: Zs/ Felicia Borders
As Deputy Clerk
(Seal)
Jan. 24, 31, 2005-0227




IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
10TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND
FOR POLK COUNTY, FLORIDA
BANK OF AMERICA, N.A.,
Plaintiff,
vs.
JO ANN KAUSCHINGER, et ux.,
et al.,
' Defendaht(s).
CASE NO.
2002-CA-2250 SEC 7
NOTICE OF SALE
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN
pursuant to the Final Judgment
entered in this case now pend-
ing in said Court, the style of
which is,indicated above.
I will sell to the highest and
best bidder for cash at the
POLK COUNTY COURTHOUSE,
All sales are to be held at the East
end of the East Corridor, first floor,
255 North Broadway Avenue, Bar-
tow, Florida, at 9:00 A.M., on
the 15th day of February,
2005, the following described
property as set forth in said or-
der or final judgment, to wit:
LOT 12, BLOCK D,
SOUTH SIDE PARK,
ACCORDING TO THE
PLAT THEREOF AS RE-
CORDED IN PLAT
BOOK 35, PAGE 35,
OF THE PUBLIC RE-
CORDS OF POLK
COUNTY, FLORIDA.
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.
ORDERED at POLK County
Florida, this 13th day of January.
200_5..
RICHARD M. WEISS
As Clerk, Circuit Court
POLK, Florida
By // IL .,ori.Ari.li .

Juni. 2,1, 31, 2005-02419


fore the 23rd day of February,
2005. If you fail to do so, judgment
of temporary custody and for other
relief prayed for in the Petition my
be granted by default.
In accordance with the Americans
With Disabilities Act, persons with
disabilities needing a special ac-
commodation to participate in this
proceeding should contact the Of-
fice of the Court Administrator at
863-534-4690 not later than seven
days prior to the proceeding. If
hearing impaired, (TDD) 863-534-
7777, or Voice (V) 1-800-955-
8770, via Florida Relay Service.
DONE AND.ORDERED at Bar-
tow, Polk County, Florida, this
13th day of January, 2005.
(COURT SEAL)
RICHARD M. WEISS
Clork of Circuit Court
By: /s/ Lori Armijo
(Court "eal)
Jan. 17, 24,;31, Feb. 7, 2005-0173


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN
AND FOR POLK COUNTY,
FLORIDA
THE CIT GROUP/CONSUMER
FINANCE, INC.,
Plaintiff,
V.
THE UNKNOWN HEIRS, GRANT-
EES, DEVISEES,. LIENORS,
TRUSTEES, AND CREDITORS
OF KATHLEEN W. GOODSON,
DECEASED, AND ALL CLAIM-
ANTS, PERSONS OR PARTIES,
NATURAL OR CORPORATE,
AND WHOSE EXACT LEGAL
STATUS IS UNKNOWN, CLAIM-
ING BY, THROUGH, UNDER OR
AGAINST KATHLEEN W. GOOD-
SON, DECEASED, OR ANY OF
THE HEREIN DESCRIBED DE-
FENDANTS OR PARTIES OR
CLAIMING TO HAVE ANY
RIGHT, TITLE OR INTEREST IN
AND TO THE PROPERTY
HEREIN DESCRIBED; BOBBY
DALE JACKSON; SHARON
MARIE JACKSON PEREZ; BAR-
BARA DALE SAPP; and all un-
known parties claiming by,
through, under or against the
herein named Defendants, who
are not known to be dead or alive,
whether said unknown parties
claim as heirs, devisees, grantees,
assignees, lienors, creditors, trus-
tees, spouses, or other claimants;
TENANT #1 and/or TENANT #2,
the parties Intended to account for
the person or persons In posses-
sion; ASSET ACCEPTANCE,
LLC; POLK COUNTY, A POLITI-
CAL SUBDIVISION OF THE
STATE OF FLORIDA; WACHO-
VIA BANK, NATIONAL ASSOCIA-
TION, Successor by merger to
FIRST UNION NATIONAL BANK,
Successor by merger to SIGNET
BANK,
Defendants.
CASE NO.
53-2004CA-004688-0000-SEC
NOTICE OF ACTION
TO:
THE UNKNOWN HEIRS,
GRANTEES, DEVISEES,
LIENORS, TRUSTEES, AND
CREDITORS OF KATHLEEN
W. GOODSON, DECEASED,
AND ALL CLAIMANTS, PER-
SONS OR PARTIES, NATU-
RAL OR CORPORATE, AND
WHOSE EXACT LEGAL
STATUS IS UNKNOWN,
CLAIMING BY, THROUGH,
UNDER OR AGAINST KATH-
LEEN W. GOODSON, DE-
CEASED, OR ANY OF THE
HEREIN DESCRIBED DE-
FENDANTS OR PARTIES OR
CLAIMING TO HAVE ANY
RIGHT, TITLE OR INTEREST '
IN AND TO THE PROPERTY
HEREIN DESCRIBED
Current Residence Unknown
YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an
action to foreclose a mortgage on
the following property in POLK
County, Florida, to-wit:
LOT 7 AND 8 IN
BLOCK "G" OF IDLE-
WOOD, UNIT NO. 3,
ACCORDING TO THE
PLAT THEREOF, AS
RECORDED IN PLAT
BOOK 9, PAGE 29, OF
THE PUBLIC RECORDS
OF POLK COUNTY,
FLORIDA.
TOGETHER WITH, THAT
CERTAIN 1997 WIND-
JAMMER DOUBLE-WIDE
MOBILE HOME HAVING
VIN `' !NUMBERS
10L25431X AND 10L
25431U AND TITLE
NUMBERS
0073961195 AND
0073961197.
Has been filed against you and
you are required to serve a copy
of your written defenses, if any, to
it on DOUGLAS C. ZAHM, PA,
Plaintiff's attorney, whose address
is 18830 U.S. Highway 19 North,
Suite 300, Clearwater, Florida
33764, on or before February 25.
2005, or within thirty (30) days at -
ter the first publication of this No-
tice of Action, and file the original
with the Clerk of the Circuit Court
at 255 North Broadway, Bartow,
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 amended complaint
petition.
WITNESS my hand and the
seal of this Court on this 21st day
of January, 2005.
Richard M. Weiss
Clerk of the Circuit Court
By: /s/ Valerie Neal
Deputy Clerk
(SEAL)
Jan. 24, 31, 2005-0264






IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF
FLORIDA, IN AND FOR POLK
COUNTY
CIVIL DIVISION
IN RE: The Marriage of
ELIMON COULANGES,
Petitioner/Husband,
and *
SANDRA ANN COULANGES,
Respondent/Wife.
CASE NC: '
2005DR-423
NOTICE
TO: SANDRA ANN COULANGES
Residence Unknown
YOU ARE HEREBY NOTIFIED
that a petition for dissolution of
your marriage to ELIMON COU-
LANGES, has been filed and you
are required to serve a copy of
your answer or pleading of the pe-
tition to the Petitioners' attorney,
TED A. LASSEIGNE, Post Office
Box 2238, Haines City, Florida
33845, and file the original answer
or pleading in the office of the
Clerk of the Circuit Court on or be-


BANK MINNESOTA, NATIONAL
ASSOCIATION, AS TRUSTEE
FOR MERRILL LYNCH MORT-
GAGE INVESTORS TRUST
MORTGAGE LOAN ASSET-
BACKED CERTIFICATES, SE-
RIES 2003-OPT1, is Plaintiff and
Beverly J. McCall; Chemical Fi-
nancial Credit, Inc.; The Asso-
ciation of Poinciana Villages,
Inc., 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 1Qit day of
February, ZQQ9, the following.
described property as set forth
in said Final JuCdgmrent, to wit:
LOT 26, IN BLOCK 737, OF
POINCIANA NEIGHBOR-
HOOD 5 NORTH, VILLAGE 3,


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
10TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF
FLORIDA IN AND FOR POLK
COUNTY GENERAL JURISDIC-
TION DIVISION
WM Specialty Mortgage LLC, a
Delaware limited liability company,
PLAINTIFF,
Vs.
Rachelle D. Jones; Barry D.
Jones; et al.,
DEFENDANT.
Case No.
2004-CA-4264
NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE
SALE
Notice is hereby given that,
pursuant to that Final Judg-
ment of Foreclosure dated
January 4. 2005. 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 WM Specialty
Mortgage LLC, a Delaware limited
liability company, is Plaintiff and
Rachelle D. Jones; Barry D.
Jones; Franklin Credit Manage-
ment Corporation; Polk County,
a political subdivision of the
State of Florida, is/are Defen-
dant(s), I will sell to the highest
and best bidder for cash in the
East Corridor, First Floor, 255
North Broadway Avenue, Polk
County Courthouse, Bartow,
Florida, at 9:00 am on the 8th
day of FebruaryO 2005, the.fol-
lowing described property as
set forth in said Final Judg-
ment, to wit:
THE WEST 595.00 FEET, (
BEING THE WEST 1/2 BY
AREA) OF THE FOLLOWING
DESCRIBED TRACT: A PART
OF PARCEL 104, TIMBER-
LAKES ESTATES, BEING
DESCRIBED AS THE NE 1/4.
OF THE SE 1/4 OF SECTION
32, TOWNSHIP 27 SOUTH,
RANGE 23 EAST, POLK
COUNTY, FLORIDA, LESS
THE SOUTH 332 FEET
THEREOF, AND LESS THE
WEST 25.0 FEET FOR ROAD
RIGHT OF WAY, AND LESS
THE WEST 663.23 FEET OF
THE NORTH 200.0 FEET OF
THE NE 1/4 OF THE SE 1/4
OF SAID SECTION 32, AND
LESS THE EAST 217.00
FEET OF THE NE 1/4 OF
THE SE 1/4 OF SAID SEC-
TION 32, TO INCLUDE AND
SUBJECT TO A 30.0 FOOT
UTILITY AND RIGHT OF
WAY EASEMENT, BEING
THE SOUTH 30.00 FEET OF
PARCEL 104, BEING DE-
SCRIBED AS THE NE 1/4 OF
THE SE 1/4 OF SECTION 32,
TOWNSHIP 27 SOUTH,
RANGE 23 EAST, LESS THE
SOUTH 332.0 FEET
THEREOF, AND LESS AND
EXCEPT THE WEST 25.00
FEET FOR ROAD RIGHT OF
WAY. TOGETHER WITH A
MOBILE HOME VIN#
FLHML3B127422635A AND
VIN# FLHML3B127422635B.
NOTE: Pursuant to
the Fair Debt Collec-
tion Practices Act
you are advised that
this law firm Is
deemed to be a debt
collector attempting
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 lo-
cated at 255 North Broad-
way 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 of loca-
tion is necessary, the Clerk
shall post a "Notice of
Change" at the sale location ,
directing the bidders to the
temporary sale location.
If you are a person with dis-
abilities who needs any ac-
commodation in order to
participate in this proceed-
ing, 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 notice;
if you are hearing or voice
impaired, call TDD (863)
534-7777 or Florida Relay
Services 711.
Dated the 5th day of Janu-
ary. 2005,
Richard M. Weiss
As Clerk of the Court
By: /s/ Lori Armijo
As Deputy Clerk
(Seal)
Jan. 24,31,2005-0218



IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
10TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF
FLORIDA IN AND FOR POLK
COUNTY GENERAL JURISDIC-
TION DIVISION
Wells Fargo Bank Minnesota, Na-
tional Association, as Trustee for
Merrill Lynch Mortgage Investors
Trust Mortgage Loan Asset-
Backed Certificates, Series 2003-
OPT1,
PLAINTIFF,
Vs.
Bevery J. McCall, et al.,
DEFENDANT.
Case No.
53 2004-CA-4150 Sec. 04
NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE
GSALE
Notice is hereby given that,
pursuant to that Final Judg-
ment of Foreclosure dated
January 7. 2005, and entered
in civil case number 53 2004-
CA-4150-SEC 04, of the Circuit
Court of the 10th Judicial Cir-
cuit in and for Polk County,
Florida, wherein WELLS FARGO


ACCORDING TO THE PLAT
THEREOF RECORDED IN
PLAT BOOK 54, AT PAGES
27 THROUGH 42, INCLU-
SIVE, OF THE PUBLIC RE-
CORDS OF POLK COUNTY,
FLORIDA.
NOTE: Pursuant to
the Fair Debt Collec-
tion Practices Act
you are advised that
this law firm is
deemed to be a debt
collector attempting
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 lo-
cated at 255 North Broad-
way 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 of loca-
tion is necessary, the Clerk
shall post a "Notice of
Change" at the sale location
directing the bidders to the
temporary sale location.
If you are a person with dis-
abilities who needs any ac-
commodation in order to
participate In this proceed-
ing, 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 notice;
if you are hearing or voice
impaired, call TDD (863)
534-7777 or Florida Relay
Services 711.
Dated the 1Qth day of
January, 2005.
Richard M. Weiss
As Clerk of the Court
By: /s/ Felicia Borders
As Deputy Clerk
(Seal)
Jan. 24,31, 2005-0228


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PROFESSIONAL DOWNTOWN
BARTOW OFFICE
550 East Davidson
13 offices, 2 conference
Sq. Ft. 4,644
PRIVATE PARKING
$395,000
CONTACT: BILL C. WATSON, REALTOR
WATSON & WATSON INC. REALTORS (863) 294-4149
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The Polk County Democrat
190 S. Florida Ave.* Barlow, FL 33830
533-4183
The Fort Meade Leader
25 W. Broadway* Ft. Meade. FL 33841
285-8625


GARAGE SALE
CHURCH RUMMAGE SALE
Victory Faith Center. 128 E.
Main, Bowling Green. Friday,
1/28, Saturday 1/29, 8:00-
44:00.
TSUNAMI DISASTER FUND
RAISER. Saturday, Jan. 29,
7:30 a.m., Patterson Park.
100 % prophets donated to
relief aids. Lets make a differ-
ence.

FOR SALE
1930's Chifforobe $300. Call
709-1246 after 6 p.m.
2 100 mg. zip drives with
SCSI connections for Macin-
tosh. $30 each OBO. Call
Joanne 533-4183.
3 DELUXE styling stations
$900. 1 deluxe nail station
w/vent $75. 698-8979.
3 SCANNERS for Macintosh.
,Have SCSI connections. $40
each or best offer. Call
Joanne at 533-4183.
ATTIC INSULATION
Blown in fiberglass by
licensed contractor.
Low price. High quality.
LOWER ELECTRIC
BILLS NOW.
863-409-8695.
DINET GLASS table w/4
chairs. Brand new. Asking
$300. Please call if interested
@ 519-3486.
ONE COUCH, chair, ottoman,
pair of matching end tables,
dining room table with four
chairs, slate coffee table with
matching end tables. All just
over one year old. Very good
condition. Everything $1,000
OBO. Call 528-8625.

VEHICLE
FOR SALE
87 FORD Bronco II. w/brand
new tires. $500 or best offer.
534-8797. Call after 6 p.m.

1994 GMC Club Cab, excel-
lent mechanical condition.
Asking $4,500. 1992 Chevy
pickup. Asking $2,000. 289-
2696. .
'02 SATURN SC2 Coupe with
3rd door, 21,000 miles, fully
loaded, new condition, bal-
ance of warranty. $9,900.
MINI-VAN, '03 Dodge Grand
Caravan Sport, Quad seating,
double doors, fully loaded, du-
al air, 69K, great condition,
$10,500. Cell 698-4572.
WHITE 94 Dodge Spirit, V6, 4
door, runs great. Call 285-
6569.
CLASS A 27-foot 1985 South-
wind GMC motor home. Ex-
cellent condition, low miles,
$9,000 OBO. 1997 Wrangler
4x4 5-speed, AC, $7500,
OBO. 534-3206.
GROVE TRACTOR, 1960
Ford major diesel w/ mower,
chopper, 500 gallon water
tank, parts for 1960 Ford trac-
tor. 863-533-7233.

FREE
55-GALLON STEEL Drums.
Contain residue of soy-based
printing ink. They're behind
The Democrat on Summerlin
Street. Help yourself.
WOOD PALLETS. No two
alike. Stack stuff on 'em. Use
'em for firewood. Just don't
bring 'em, back. Outside The
Democrat, Florida Avenue
and Summerlin Street. Come
help yourself.

LOST

DOG, BLACK and tan mini
pinscher with blue collar in
area of West Georgia St. Any
information. If found, call 533-
1037, 255-6812.
LOST CAT, Calico w/white
collar. Disappeared in Ashley
Glen apartments. Phone #
519-5964.

FOUND
PACKET OF pictures. Little
girl around 7, Bartow area.
Call 534-5034 ext. 261, Susie.

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285-8625


GENERAL
HELP WANTED
INDUSTRIAL SPRAY
PAINTER
Local Trailer Manufacturer
has opening for an experience
Industrial Spray Painter. Must
Have air assisted/airless ex-
perience Using Acrylic Enam-
el paint. We offer competitive
wages and A full benefits
package.
Apply at:
Human Resources
General Engine Co., Inc.
Eager Beaver Trailers
14893 Highway 27
Lake Wales, Fl. 33859
MANAGER, MANAGER-
TRAINEE, clerk. Apply XYZ
Liquors, 295 US Highway 17
South, Bartow.
MARKETING ADMINISTRA-
TIVE SUPPORT.
The Marketing Department at
Historic Bok Sanctuary is
seeking to fill the full-time po-
sition of Marketing Administra-
tive Support. This position will
provide a variety of complex
administrative support func-
tions for the Director of Mar-
keting and/or marketing staff.
For additional details regard-
ing this position and informa-
tion on resume/application
submission, please visit our
website at
www.boksanctuary.org.
DFWP/EOE
MECHANIC Bowling Green
Small Engine. Must have
tools and transportation. Call
863-375-4056.
NEED PART-TIME house-
keeper for two people. Some
cooking, 3-4 hours/day. Prefer
someone who needs to sup-
plement income. References
required. Call 205-9542, leave
message.
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-
lished territory. Experience
,helpful, but will train. The Polk
County Democrat. Call Linda
at 533-4183.
NURSERY MANAGER. His-
toric Bok Sanctuary is current-
ly seeking to fill the full-time
position of Nursery Manager.
The main responsibility of the
Nursery Manager is to over-
see and manage the opera-
tion of the HBS horticulture
nursery. This position works
with horticulture staff and HBS
volunteers to produce and
maintain plant material for use
in the Garden landscape, inte-
riorscape, and the Endan-
gered Plant Program. For ad-
ditional details regarding this
position and information on
resume/application submis-
sion, please visit our website
at www.boksanctuary.org.
HBS is a drug-free workplace
and an equal opportunity em-
ployer.
PROPERTY MANAGER,
maintenance manager for
apartment community in the
Bartow ares. Salary, benefits
and apartment. Fax resume to
561-588-1533. EOE.

NOTICE
TO WHOM this may concern;
You are hereby given notice
that I, Harold-Irvin of the
Standard family, does hereby
lay claim to the appellation
"Harold-lrvin :Standard", in
equity back to age of majority
nunc pro tunc and; any unau-
thorized use of appellation
without My express written
consent and/or the conver-
sion, or attempted conversion,
through 'use', misnomer, idem
sonans, improper spelling, ab-
breviation, capitalization, initi-
alizing, nick-naming, offending
party shall pay Me $5,000.00
per occurrence in Gold and/or
Silver coin specie, face value,
upon their default. Any party
wishing to take exception to,
refute, rebut, or object to this
Notice must do so by affidavit
under the pains and penalties
of perjury, no champions(s)
will be accepted in your stead,
within thirty(30) days of first
publication, or forever lose
any and all rights, titles, inter-
est, opportunity to do so in
any event. All submission(s)
and/or returns in regards of
this matter should be mailed
to the following: Harold-lrvin
:Standard, c/o Standard, 519
Duchess Court Suite 4, Lake-
land, Florida 33803.


USED FISHING Reels work-
ing or not. 533-9548.


GENERAL
HELP WANTED
WAITRESS/COOK. APPLY in
person, 119 West Broadway,
Fort Meade, or call 285-7077,
between 7 a.m. and 2 p.m.
WANTED 2 drivers with class
A CDL. Instate only. Tanker
and dump. Excellent pay. Call
863-559-8147 or 863-559-
7360.

WELDERS WANTED!
10 FULL TIME
POSITIONS OPEN
NOW


Local Company seeks MIG
welders with 1-2 years ex-
perience welding heavy
steel. Salary commensurate
with ability.

We offer competitive wages
including Group Life &
Health Inc., 401(k) with
Company Match, Paid Vac.
& Holidays, and Profit Shar-
ing.

Apply at: Human Resources .
Department,
General Engines Co., Inc. .
DBA: Eager Beaver Trailers
14893 Highway 27
Lake Wales, FL. 33853
Phone: (863)638-1421
x 223
Fax: (863) 638-3705.


WILDLIFE PRESERVE look-
ing for a photo assistant in the
field of natural photography.
Full or part-time. Will work
with photo students. 863-285-
9683.,


ATTENTION: PERSONS in-
terested in a teaching career.
Pre-School Positions & After-
School positions available
Monday through Friday; No
Nights, No Weekend! All Early
Childhood Education Training
will be paid for. Benefits are
available. Great opportunity
for H.S. students or college
students! Apply in person: No
phone-calls: Fort Meade Child
Development, 15 S. Pine
Ave., Fort Meade,. Drug Free
Workplace, EOE.
Auto detailer needed, will
train, must have good drivers
license and be. 18 years of
age. Career opportunity. Drug
Free Work Place. See Dave
'Carbo, Tom Edwards Chrys-
ler, 1425 W. Main St., Bartow.
DELIVERY DRIVER. Polk
County area. Must have good
driving record. Drug-free
workplace. Call Hank or Tom.
863-533-4114.
DRIVERS WANTED, class A
CDL. Three years experience,
24 or older. Dedicated runs,
home every night. 863-533-
4567.
DRIVERS. Dedicated Lowe's
Acct. Avg. $700 to $1,000. 3
immediate openings! Home
most nights & weekend guar-
anteed!. CDL-A required. 1-
877-428-5627.
www.ctdrivers.com
ESTATE GARDENER. Histor-
ic Bok Sanctuary is currently
seeking a full-time gardener
for its Pinewood Estate. The
primary duty of this position is
to perform general gardening
duties to'maintain the integrity
and beauty of the Estate and
its grounds, For additional de-
tails regarding this position
and information on
resume/application submis-
sion, please visit our website
at www.boksanctuary.org.
HBS is a drug-free workplace
and an equal opportunity em-
ployer.
FT COOK experienced prefer-
red, excellent benefit pack-
age.
PRN cook/courier. Must be
willing to cross train. Valid
Florida Drivers License and
clean DMV record. Apply in
person. 2825 Hwy 60 E. Bar-
tow.
PHOSPHATE LABOR
Former IMC New Wales,
SouthPierce & Cargill, Bartow
& Green' Bay are all now MO-
SAIC. Hiring phophate/Chemi-
cal. Labors only through RITA
STAFFING. 20 plus openings.
Temp/hire, $10.40 -$10.97.
Clean background and drug
screening. Apply only at RITA
STAFFING, 646-5021. 5150
S. Florida Avenue, Lakeland.



WANTED
SHARK TEETH. I pay top $
for teeth. 407-234-0521.
WANTED
TO BUY


25 W. Broadway* FI. Made, FL 33841
285-8625


APARTMENT
FOR RENT
1 bedroom apartment unfur-
nished, $125 weekly. utilities
included. $400 deposit.' Air
conditioning. 533-3237.
1 .BEDROOM clean, quiet,
suitable for adult. No pets.
Near Patterson Park in Fort
Meade. $320 per month. Call
533-1737.
495 GUAVA Street Apt. #2,
Bartow 1 bedroom/1 bath,
$275 month, $250 deposit,
Call 863-603-7715 or 863-
533-4482.
BARTOW, 1 bedroom, fur-
nished. No pets. Call after
6:00 p.m. 646-0109.
COLONIAL SQUARE Apart-
ments. Remodeled 1 and 2
bedroom. Starting at $445.
Water, sewer, garbage includ-
ed. 533-4651'.
EFFICIENCY APARTMENT
all utilities included, swimming
pool. 533-5553.
FORT MEADE, 2 bedroom,
unfurnished, CHA, nice neigh-
borhood. $550 month, securi-
ty deposit required. Sheila
863-285-7203.
UNDER NEW
MANAGEMENT
COUNTRY LIVING
Single story homes. Like new
studios and 1 bedroom
starting at $379.
Bear Creek Apartments
863-534-3243 / 863-533-0180

HOUSE
FOR RENT
THREE BEDROOM, 1 bath
across from Fort Meade High
School. No pets. References
required. $575/month and se-
curity deposit. 285-6166.
HOUSE
FOR SALE
AFFORDABLE BARTOW
HOME Lovely 3 bedroom, 1
bath new carpet, paint and
kitchen. Range price $56,900-
$64,900. Mardy or Randy @
Lockhart & Associates.
863-293-1234 P4573053.

FORT MEADE, 503 Bellview
Drive. Three bedroom, 2 bath,
arge family room with hug lot
next door. $80,000 or negotia-
ble. Call 661-5515, 519-5007.
THREE BEDROOM, two bath,
new paint in and out, 1675 sq.
ft., corner lot, $115,000. 534-
1641.

MOBILE HOME
FOR RENT
RENT OR Own, 1 & 2 bed-
room, unfurnished with air in
mobile home park. Also va-
cant lots available. 533-3090.
MOBILE HOME
FOR SALE
LOVELY HOME in Floral
Lakes. 2 bedroom, 2 bath, 2
car carport, utility room. #309.
Call 687- 0690.
TWO BEDROOMS, large
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January 24, 2005


Lady Jackets Softball Season Kick-Of

Bittersweet With Passing of 'Superfar


AFTER FALLING BEHIND early, Bartow's Allen Sporko does
his part in mounting a comeback against Lake Wales. Despite the
effort, the Yellow Jackets couldn't close the gap, falling 39-32. -
(Photo by Thomas Felsmaier)


Jacket Wrestlers Fall

Short of Big Comeback


SKATEBOARDING LEGEND Tony Hawk will perform at
Universal CityWalk in Orlando on Saturday, Feb. 5. Hawk and other
famous extreme sports athletes will perform on the vert ramp. A por-
tion of the proceeds to go to the Tony Hawk Foundation, a charity that
establishes skate parks in low income areas. (Photo provided)


By THOMAS FELSMAIER
BHS Sports Correspondent

On Wednesday, the Bartow
varsity wrestling team took on
their district foes, the Lake
Wales Highlanders. The Jackets
fought hard to defend the nest,
but came up seven points short
of the win.
The Jackets got off to a slow
start, falling behind 33-4. The
only Jacket to post a win at that


The Jackets then tried to
start a comeback, winning the
next three matches and five out
of the next six. Wins were posted
by Doug Johnston, David Loar-
ing, Ellis McRoy, Ian Parker,
and Travis Washington by pin,
pin, technical, forfeit, and tech-
nical, respectively.
The meet ended with the
Jackets defeated 39-32.
The Jackets' next match will
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turns to Universal CityWalk for
an over-the-top, action packed
demonstration during Tony
Hawk's Skate Bash 2005 on Sat-
urday, Feb. 5 at the Universal
CityWalk Lagoon Stage.
Show times will be 1 and 6
p.m.
Guests will get a first hand
look at Hawk's signature feats
and mesmerizing stunts as Tony
and the country's best athletes
show off their award-winning
moves. A portion of the proceeds
from VIP Premiere tickets will
go directly to the Tony Hawk
Foundation whose mission is to
bring high quality, public skate
parks to kids in low-income com-
munities.
Tony Hawk's popularity has
transcended action sports, mak-
ing him one of the most recog-
nized sports personalities in the
world today. Voted "Vert Skater
of the Year" in the Transworld
Skateboarding Magazine Read-


Florida Southern men's bas-
ketball Coach Tony Longa's
worst f-ear going into Saturday
night's game was Steve Berg,
Eckerd College's three-point spe-
cialist and spark plug.
That fear was realized as
Berg hit the Moncasins for 24
points and converted five three-
pointers to lead Eckerd College
to. a 77-62 victory over Florida
Southern.
The Moccasins (12-5, 3-4)
jumped to a 7-1 lead in the first
five minutes before Eckerd (12-5,
5-1) fought back to a 7-7 tie
when Will Hennegan made the
Tritons' first basket at the 14:18
mark.
Florida Southern finished the
half with 13 turnovers, leading
to 20 Eckerd points. The Mocca-
sins finished with 23 turnovers
in the game, their second highest
total of the year.
Both teams started the second
half sloppily, with each turning
the ball over on four of its first
five possessions. Eckerd held the
ball long enough on one to score
a basket, but Florida Southern
was shut out for the first 5:12 of
the period. Dominic Girod finally
snapped a seven-minute score-
less drought with a jumper but
by that time, Eckerd had taken a
'17-point lead.
Girod was the Moccasins' lone
bright spot with 20 points in 20
minutes, including 16 in the sec-
ond half. He was the only Mocca-
sin in double figures. The red-
shirt freshman was seven-for-11


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Also performing will be pro-
ranked skaters Lincoln Ueda,
Kevin Staab and Jesse Fritsch
as well as X Gamds Gold BMX
winner Kevin Robinson.
VIP Premiere Tickets are
$125 plus tax including VIP
seating, meet and greet with
Tony Hawk after the 1 p.m.
show and a VIP merchandise
package.
VIP seating is $30 plus tax,
including a Tony Hawk poster, a
raffle to win a meet-and-greet
with Tony Hawk, giveaways and
more.
Preferred viewing is $15 plus
tax
Tickets on sale at CityWalk
Guest Services, Universal Parks
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store at found www.universalor-
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from the floor and five-for-six
from the line as he hit the 20-
point mark for the third time
this year.
Berg was also the only player
in double figures for the Tritons,
who have started 5-1 in the Sun-
shine State Conference for the
first time in team history, and
improved to 7-0 at home this
year. It was Berg's fifth 20-point
game of the season and his
fourth in a row.
Florida Southern will play
again Wednesday night at 7:30
p.m. at Saint Leo University.


By MATT SIMPKINS
BHS Sports Correspondent

Bartow's boys' basketball
team went into the Winter Ha-
ven game as the underdog;
against a tough district oppo-
nent, the Yellow Jackets knew
they had their work cut out for
them.
Bartow surprised everyone
when they led at halftime 18-15.
After falling behind again in
the fourth quarter by 10 points,
the Yellow Jackets mounted a
masterful comeback. Bartow tied
the game and sent the game into
overtime.


The Jackets then eventually
squeaked out the win in a major
upset 49-48.
Every player contributed to
the win. Leading scorers were
Jameson Young with 11 points,
Kenny Cotton with 10 points,
Joey Manning who fouled out
but had nine points, and Kaleb
Hamilton with eight points.
The Jackets then hosted the
Lake Region Thunder on Friday
in a school assembly game.
Next up for Bartow are the
Auburndale Bloodhounds at
home on Tuesday, Jan. 25, at
7:30 p.m.


PCC's Soccer Season Recognized
With Many All-Regional Honors


Polk Community College's
outstanding women's soccer
team received accolades from the
National Junior College Athletic
Association (NJCAA).
In its second year and compet-
ing against four-year colleges
and regional universities, the Vi-
kings won the regional title.
For this achievement, Coach
Bill "Tiger" Read was selected
Coach of the Year in the
NJCAA's all-regional team (for
regions 7, 8 and 22, covering
Tennessee, Kentucky, Florida
and Alabama).
Whitney Carroll, a freshman
from Mulberry, was named all-
regional MVP. Whitney was the
Viking's offensive star with 16
goals.
Also earning all-regional team
honors were: Breanne Coward,


Amber Gifford and Kelly Joiner,
all of Lakeland; Amanda Smith
of Land-o-Lakes and Laney Win-
disman of Auburndale.
In 2003, Coach Read switched,
from being a veteran high school
coach to coaching PCC's first
women's soccer team. Read, who
is a PCC alumni, quickly built
the state's only community col-
lege women's soccer team.
Despite a slow beginning this
year caused by the three hurri-
canes that hit Polk County, the
PCC team made a name for itself
throughout the South. They won
the regional title and a berth in
the national championship held
in Phoenix.
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Bartow High School's boys'
varsity soccer team traveled to
Lake Wales Tuesday night. The
Jackets, who have struggled of
late, got a much-needed win, 3-0.
The Jackets' defense held up
well against the Lake Wales at-
tack. Michael Leckie stopped
seven Highlanders' shots, giving
Bartow the shutout.
Emanuel Fabela, Calder Wil-
son and Trevor Sammons all
scored goals for the Jackets. Bar-
tow improved its record to a re-
spectable 7-5-1.
The next game will be on the
road Friday night at Celebra-
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By MARK KING

It's late January, there's a
chill in the air, and that means
there's Lady Jackets' softball on
the horizon.
The first full week of tryouts
began last week, and as the sea-
son starts up, there is the usual
sense of excitement around One
Bug Place. After all, there is the
possibility of a fourth straight
state championship in the team's
future.
But for Head Coach Glenn
Rutenbar and the rest of the
coaching staff and crew there is
an unusual amount of gratitude,
seasoned with a touch of sad-
ness.
"I just want to let the fans
and the boosters know how
much we appreciate everything
that they have done for us over
the years," explained Rutenbar.
"We have been very, very blessed
with the Bartow community and
we want them to know how
grateful we are."'
It's true. Boosters, businesses,
fans, the high school administra-
tion, school board and even City
Hall have joined forces to sup-
port the Lady Jackets and the
softball program over the years.
The softball facility, one of the
nicest in the state, is a testa-
ment to that enthusiasm.
In gratitude for the communi-.
ty's support, the Lady Jackets
will once again host a Fan Ap-
preciation Night on Friday, Feb.
4.
Fans and boosters alike are
invited to watch a practice
scrimmage and enjoy the famous
ballpark fare from the "Cafe
Concession" for free.
Then, on Saturday, Feb. 5, the
alumni event will take place at
the Lady Jackets stadium. All
softball alumni and fans are in-

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vited to return to the stadium
and participate in the day's
events.
However, one fan will not be
attending this year, and that's
the bittersweet part of this story.
Allman Vieth, best known to
the BHS softball family as 'Unk',
passed away this year. According
to Unk's family, his life consisted
of three things God and
church, family and friends, and
girls' softball.
Allman, a native and honor-
ary "governor" of Norwalk, Wis.,
came to Bartow from the Kissim-
mee area, having worked in cen-
tral foods at Walt Disney World
for several years. While there, he
was a model employee, earning a
special commendation for five
years of perfect attendance.
Unk, also known to members
of the community as "Mr. Whis-
tler" and "Buddy,", attended vir-
tually every game since his
grandniece, Toni Rehberg, was
the catcher extraordinaire for
the first softball state champion-
ship team at BHS.
A devoted Christian, Unk was
an incredible fan. Never an ath-
lete himself, he nonetheless im-


mersed himself in sports of j
kinds, especially softball. i-
would travel with the team c
their buses to out of town game
Unk also would attend the vai
ous travel tournaments in tlj
area, and root for the hometown
girls.
He even followed the athlete
as they continued their career
in college, usually keeping up t0
date via his home computer
since his skill behind the wheq
of a car was nothing to laugi
about. (Scream, yes, laugh, no.)
Many is the time he would
brag about how well Donna
Byars or Amber Jaekel-Manle3
or his beloved Toni were doing in
the stats.
Unk will be missed by every-
one at the Lady Jackets' softball
complex. He was a sweet, kind
gentleman one of a kind.
When asked about Allman,
Coach Rutenbar smiled and said,
"You know, I think about him a
lot. Just about every day. He
was always there."
Coach looked down at the
ground and slowly shook his
head.
"'Always," he said.


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PUBLIC NOTICE
ELECTION OF TWO CITY COMMISSIONERS FOR THE
FORT MEADE CITY COMMISSION


Notice is hereby given that the City of Fort Meade will hold a General Election on April 5, 2005, between
the hours of 7 AM and 7 PM, for the election of two commissioners.

Seat Three Precinct 518 Currently held by Commissioner Jim Watts
Seat Five At Large Currently held by Commissioner Melony Bell

Qualifying period is Noon, Monday, February 7, 2005, until Noon, Friday, February 11, 2005. Candi-
dates may pick up petitions from Deputy City Clerk Delores Avery.

Petitions for Candidates for City Commissioner must bear the name of at least 25 persons qualified to vote
in the City Election. To be eligible to sign a petition for one Candidate for Seat Three, Precinct 518, a
Voter must reside within Precinct 518. To be eligible to sign a petition for one Candidate for Seat Five, At
Large, a Voter must reside within the city limits.

Each Candidate for the City Commission must be a qualified voter of the City of Fort Meade and shall
have been a resident of the City for one year. Term of office is for three years. Present terms expire April,
2005. Candidates for Seat Three, Precinct 518, must reside within Precinct 518. Candidates for Seat Five,
At Large, must reside within the city limits of Fort Meade.

You must be registered in the Polk County Registration Books in order to be entitled to vote. Registration
Books will close 29 days prior to the election on March 7, 2005.

All Precincts will vote in the Community Center at 10 SW Third Street.

Should a run-off election be required, it will be held April 19, 2005 at the Fort Meade Community Center.