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Democrat Vol. 74, No. 50


4 Commissioners

Favor Lower Density

Page 12A


Bartow, Florida 33830


www.polkcountydemocrat.com


The Yellow Jacket,

BHS Newspaper

In this issue


Democrat


Two Sections, 32 Pages


50 Cents


THURSDAY
February 24, 2005
Copyright 2005 Frisbie Publishing Co., Inc.


Dewey Smith Indicted


For Petition Forgeries,


Illegal Contribution


"THIS IS HOW IT ALWAYS IS" said teacher of the year finalist Academy. With her are first grade students (from left) Bryce Mills,
Peggy Adkins about-huddling together with students on the couch in Shelby Dorminy, Paige Adkins, Alyssa Tew and Jomya Elizee. -
the middle of her first grade classroom at Bartow Elementary (Staff photo by Rustin Dwyer)


Teacher of the Year Finalist Reaches


Kids By Making Them Feel at Home


By S. L. FRISBIE, IV
Publisher

Dewey Smith, who led a suc-
cessful voter initiative to cut the
pay of county commissioners in
half and limit them to two terms
in office and is trying to impose
the same conditions on constitu-
tional officers, was indicted today
by the grand jury oh four counts
relating to the current petition
drive.
An 11-page presentment
issued along with the indictment
by the grand jury also was
sharply critical of Elections
Supervisor Lori Edwards, saying
that she failed to require Smith to
comply with the provisions of the
Polk County charter related to
petition drives:
The grand jury recommended
that the entire petition effort be
pitched out, without regard to
whether there were enough valid
signatures to bring the issue to
the ballot.
Smith was charged with:
Uttering a forgery, a third
degree felony.
Criminal use of personal
identification information, a sec-
ond degree felony.
Failure to report a campaign
contribution, a first degree misde-
meanor.
Accepting an illegal cash
campaign contribution, a first
degree misdemeanor.
Reached at his attorney's office
this afternoon, Smith declined to
comment on the indictment.
The two felony charges stem
from the fact that one of the peti-


tions bore the name and "person-
al identification information"
(name, address, and date of birth)
of Ms. Edwards, the supervisor of
elections.
The two misdemeanors charge
that Smith accepted a $5,000
cash contribution from Michael
Fontaine, deposited the money in
his personal account, and listed
himself as the donor in a cam-
paign finance report.
After an effort by volunteers to
gather enough signatures to put
the issues on the ballot proved too
slow, Smith hired a company
called Express Signatures to cir-
culate the petition, the present-
ment said.
Last September, Smith "began
to become concerned about the
work product of his paid petition
gatherers," and when he turned
in the first batch of petitions
"asked Mrs. Edwards to check
them carefully" because he didn't
think the gatherer could have
gotten that many petitions in one
week, the presentment said.
"Most notably, he came across
petitions supposedly signed by
the Supervisor of Elections, Lori
Edwards. He knew they were
forged not only because Mrs.
Edwards was unlikely to sign
petitions that would cut her
salary in half and limit her time
in office but also because she had
told him it was her firm policy
never to sign petitions."
Smith told an Orlando
Sentinel reporter "that he knew
several hundred of the signatures
were fake ones," according to the
presentment.


"Mr. Smith never mentioned
forgeries to any public officials or
in any public forum until he knew
that Mrs. Edwards' office had
caught the forgeries and reported
them to law enforcement."
Smith publicly said that he
submitted the petition bearing
Mrs. Edwards' name as "simply a
test," but the grand jury didn't
buy it, the presentment said.
As to the $5,000 contribution,
which both Smith and Fontaine
told authorities was a loan,
Florida election law requires that
any contribution of more than
$100 be made by check.
Turning its attention to the
elections supervisor, the grand
jury said that she "neglected her
duties and failed the voters of
Polk County by allowing a fatally
flawed petition drive to move for-
ward despite the lack of compli-
ance by its organizers" with the
county charter.
It said she didn't charge Smith
the required fees for processing
the petitions, didn't require him
to file quarterly reports on the
petition drive, and allowed him to
submit them in several batches
instead of all at one time.
"Belatedly, she billed the Home
Rule Charter Committee, but
those bills have been ignored,"
the presentment said.
The grand jury also recom-
mended that the portions of the
charter dealing with citizen ini-
tiatives be clarified, that petition
signers be required to show "a
government-issued identification
card," and that the person gather-
ing petitions sign each petition.


By RUSTIN DWYER
Staff Writer

While it was Garner
Elementary fifth-grade teacher
Samuel Berniet who took top hon-
ors at the Polk County Teacher of
the Year awards ceremony on
Wednesday night, a teacher here
in Bartow has a lot of things in
common with Bennet most
importantly, being a great
tea ch er. > :. .. :
a Peggy Adkinis, a kindergarten
and first grade teacher at Bartow
Elementary Academy, was one of
eight finalists for the county's
most distinguished award for
educators. Like Bennet, Mrs.
Adkins said that teaching is her
"miinistry.
"Just being there for their
needs; that is my ministry," Mrs.
Adkins said. "Tb be a teacher, to
be a mom, or to be that I-need-a-


hug-now person; that's what I do."
Also like Bennet, who consid-
ers himself a "school daddy," Mrs.
Adkins is a self-professed "day-
time mom." She is able to connect
with students by making them
feel comfortable.
"My teaching style is about
having fun. I also want to create a
family atmosphere," she said. "I
want to make the classroom look
like a home."
Now in her ninth year at BEA,
Mrs. Adkins said she kind of "fell
into" teaching because of her fam-
ily.
She had teaching in her blood,
as her mother was an elementary
teacher as well. Also, her husband
Steve is a professor at
Southeastern College where he
also is pursuing an advanced
degree.
The Adkins and their two
daughters, Paige, 6, and Genna,


RELAY FOR LIFE HONORARY CHAIRMEN Denny Clements
and Jewell Denham hold the torch that symbolizes this year's relay
theme, Community of Champions. Bartow's third annual relay will be
April 15-16. Relay for Life is the signature fundraising and awareness
event for the American Cancer Society. For the past two years Bartow
and Fort Meade have joined together for the event, but this year Fort
Meade will have its own relay, as it did three years ago, on April 8 and
9. (Staff photo by Peggy Kehoe)


13, live in Lakeland.
Mrs. Adkins credits the strong
bonds with her family and church
as the foundation she draws
upon. Her appreciation for family
and togetherness are apparent
just by entering one of her class-
es.
Her classroom is decked out
more like a family room than a
classroom, and the centerpiece is
a lumpy, but inviting, green
couch. She said students often
drape themselves over it while
she is teaching a lesson or leading
a discussion. By something so
simple as a couch, she said, stu-
dents don't feel as if they are in
the classroom anymore.
"Entering kindergarten for the
first time is a scary moment. I
don't want a child to ever feel
scared when they walk into my
classroom."
Mrs. Adkins said the
"homey" atmosphere shines
through because the way she dec-
orates the classroom is very per-
sonal. From the Raggedy Anne
and Andy dolls to the St. Louis
Cardinals memorabilia (Mrs.
Adkins is a native of Illinois and
avid sports buff), the items she
places in the room mean some-
thing to her, and she said the kids
pick up on that.
"I use it a barrier breakdown.
The kids see these things and it
really helps them to open up," she
said.
But Mrs. Adkins wasn't a
teacher of the year finalist for
interior design skills. She was
instrumental in the school-wide
adoption of utilizing Riggs
Phonograms to help teach read-
ing, writing and spelling. She cre-
ated her own rhymes and hand
gestures to accompany flash
cards to help students learn dif-
ferent vowel sounds.
The process is a rather person-
al one for Mrs. Adkins, who as a
child had hearing problems and
couldn't distinguish between cer-
tain letter pronunciations. It took
special attention and an artificial
eardrum to fully correct the prob-
lem, and she said she will use her
experiences to ensure her stu-
dents don't suffer the same way.
BEA Principal Carol Borders
had high praise for Mrs. Adkins,
saying she had mastered the
aspects of teaching that mattered
most: "The ability to communi-
cate verbally and non-verbally


that she has high expectations
and truly believes that each child
is capable of meeting these high
expectations."
For prospective teachers, Mrs.
Adkins recommends a lot of
patience plus an ability to have
fun with kids.
The secret, though, is to
"train" the students.
By using music as a transition
device, and a series of hand sig-
nals, Mrs. Adkins said she has
figured out a system to keep the
young and energetic students on
task and pay attention.
"Sometimes they can just look
at my eyes and they know what I
want them to do," she said.
Keeping young children under
control is never an easy task, but
it doesn't hurt that she stays with
them for two years.
BEA has a system called
"looping" where kindergarten
teachers move up to first grade
with the same students they
taught in kindergarten. The sys-
.tem has worked successfully at
BEA, and helps teachers main-
tain discipline and curriculum
consistency for the young stu-
dents.
Another trait Mrs. Adkins
shares with the Teacher of the
Year award winner is humility.
She said she doesn't deserve the
top honors because she became
what she is through the help of
her co-workers.
A lot of credit goes to fellow
BEA teacher Gretchen Emery,
who Mrs. Adkins said "brought
out a lot in me."
"Every teacher works hard,"
she said. "If you are truly invest-
ed in teaching, you have to teach
with your heart as much as you
teach with your mouth."

For a complete listing of
teachers of the year for area
schools see Page 1B.



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Clarence A. Boswell, Florida


Bar's Senior Attorney, Dies


Clarence A. Boswell of Bartow
died Tuesday, Feb. 22, 2005, at
his home, at the age of 102.
Mr. Boswell was the senior
member of the Florida Bar, and
had a distinguished legal career.
He was the senior partner in
what is considered to be the old-
est ongoing law firm in Florida,
Boswell & Dunlap, which has its
offices in Bartow.
Mr. Boswell was born in
Bartow on Dec. 6, 1902. He grew
up and attended school here, and
in 1918, graduated, from
Summerlin Institute, which is
now Bartow High School.
During that time, he was a
member of the Local Home
Guard Unit, which was the pre-
curser of today's National Guard.
He was among the local troops
called out to protect property
during a violent labor dispute in
the phosphate industry in 1918
and 1919.
Mr. Boswell attended Erskine
College, the University of
Virginia, and the University of
Florida, receiving his law degree
from the latter in 1924. That
same year, he was admitted to
the Bar, and joined the Bartow
law firm of Wilson & Boswell.
That firm was founded in 1900
by Mr. Boswell's father, Judge
Clarence Boswell, and Solon G.
Wilson. In 1998, the Boswell firm
merged with Bartow law firm
Dunlap & Murphy, and since that
time the firm has been known as
Boswell & Dunlap.
Mr. Boswell never formally
retired from his legal practice,
and continued to regularly go to
the office and participate in the
firm until he was in his late 90s.
Only in recent years did his fail-
ing health limit his ability to
actively practice.
Recognized by both his oppo-
nents and clients alike, Mr.
Boswell epitomized the "best tra-
ditions of the legal profession,"
family members said. He was
known as a strong and deter-
mined advocate for his client's
interests, while respecting those
with whom he dealt.
He was once referred to by a


local judge as "a lawyer's lawyer,
and a gentleman's gentleman."
For many years, Mr. Boswell
was known in the courthouse as
the "determined defender" of the
Atlantic Coastline Railroad, and
later, the Seaboard Coast Line
Railroad. On one occasion, when
the railroad's president was in
difficulty in North Carolina, he
sent his private car to Bartow to
pick up Mr. Boswell and take him
to North Carolina to represent
the railroad executive.
Mr. Boswell also was widely
recognized as a preeminent attor-
ney for the Polk County School
Board, which he represented for
more than 40 years. He began
that representation in 1939, and
his firm has continuously repre-
sented the school board since
that time.
In 1980, Boswell Elementary
School in Auburndale was estab-
lished and named in his honor,


and in 1987, he was inducted into
the Polk County Public School's
Hall of Fame.
Mr. Boswell also was the
attorney for Polk Junior College,
now Polk Community College,
from its inception in 1963, and he
held that position for 20 years.
While trial advocacy and rep-
resenting the Polk County School
Board were important highlights
in his career, Mr. Boswell also
represented generations of local
families and businesses. During
the time when the local econ my
was based on phosphate minwng,
citrus, and cattle, he represented
a wide range group of businesses
and individuals involved in those
industries. Real estate and busi-
ness transactions were a signifi-
cant part of his practice.
In addition to his legal prac-

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flartow Lioness -!! !


Members Hear
Of Sage-ing
Program
Chuck Warren, coordinator of
the Sage-ing program at Winter
Haven Hospital, was the speaker
at the Feb. 7 regular business
and program meeting of the Bar-
tow Lioness Club, held at the
Bartow Civic Center.
Sage-ing workshops are a
means for helping people realize
that the later years can be a
time of growth, joy, and purpose,
Warren said.
Elder years can be "a time of
continued growth, as well as a
time for reaping the harvest of a
lifetime," he said.
The speaker also told of the
work of the Pioneer Network,
which advocates better care and
a more home-like atmosphere for
those in nursing homes. More in-
formation on the organization
may be found online at www.
PioneerNetwork.net.
Warren ended his talk with a
reading of "We Are a River."
Carolyn Hinton was the
greeter at the meeting, and also
led the prayer and pledge.
Committee reports were given
by Mary Jo Chatman, who an-
nounced plans for this year's
scrapbook, and Esther Summers,
who spoke of plans for the club's
annual Golf Tournament, to be
held April 2.
Celebrating birthdays this
month are Nell Hollingsworth
and Anne Sullivan.
The next board meeting will
be held Monday, Feb. 28, at the
home of Cindy Irvine.
District Governor Norma
Jean Andrews will be attending
the next regular business and
program meeting, set March 7.
Also planned is a bake sale on
Saturday, April 16.


REI Yard Sale
To Benefit
Cancer Society
REI Communications will
hold a yard sale in support of the
American Cancer Society.
The event will take place at
1005 Polk Street on Friday and
Saturday, Feb. 25-26, from 8
a.m. to 4 p.m.
Food and drinks will be avail-
able.


NAMI Event
Offers Help
To Hurricane
Victims
A symposium focusing on the
topic of emotional fallout and
mental stress related to experi-
encing the 2004 hurricanes will
be offered at the Lake Wales Li-
brary on Friday, March 4, from 7
to 9 p.m.
This meeting, offered by the
National Alliance for the Men-
tally Ill of Polk County (NAMI),
is free to anyone interested in at-
tending.
Specific information will be
provided on how to resolve emo-
tions brought about by the disas-
trous hurricane season. Strate-
gies for devising a plan for emo-
tional wellness to deal with the
next season and beyond will be
one area of focus.
Major pitfalls and barriers ex-
perienced by residents of the
county will be assessed. An in-
depth analysis of how to take
charge of physical, emotional, fi-
nancial, and mental well being
will provide a framework from
which citizens can find and offer
needed hope during a crisis.
Other topics to be addressed
include anxiety, stress, fear, an-
ger, and hurt.
Participants in the sympo-
sium will be invited to apply for
further individual or group coun-
seling sessions to be offered free
as a follow up to this event.
This event is sponsored by
NAMI, in partnership with the
Community Foundation of
Greater Winter Haven's Emer-
gency Relief Focus Fund.


Natasha Lee Thorpe and Michael Robert Elliott

Natasha Thorpe to, Wed

Michael Elliott in March


Natasha Lee Thorpe and Mi-
chael Robert Elliott of Lakeland
will be united in marriage Satur-
day, March 12, 2005.
The wedding will take place
at Parkview Baptist Church in
Lakeland, beginning at 11 a.m.
Pastor Steven McGee will per-
form the ceremony. Music will be
provided by Seth McGee, vocal-
ist, and Mrs. Clark, both of
Lakeland.
The bride will be given in
marriage by her parents, Foster
S. Thorpe, Jr., and Leesa D.
Thorpe of Lakeland.
Maid of honor will be Jackie
Love, friend of the bride, of
Tampa.'
Bridesmaids are Traci Gor-
don, friend of the bride; Windy
Riley, cousin of the bride; and
Allison Bell, friend of the bride;
all of Tampa, and Abigail Sta-
bler, friend of the bride, of Lake-
land.
Autumn Crouch will be flower
girl, and Isaiah Johnson will be
ring bearer.


Best man will be Justin Elli-
ott, brother of the groom.
Groomsmen are Josh Emmer-
son, Jason Holbrook, Brian Gul-
lett, and Taylor1Goldsmth.. Ush-
ers are Joshua Thorpe and Ray-
mond Light.
A reception will follow the
ceremony at the Holiday Inn in
North Lakeland.
After a honeymoon trip to Pi-
geon Forge, Tenn., the couple
will reside in Lakeland.
Ms. Thorpe is a graduate of
Bartow High School, and she re-
cently graduated from Polk Com-
munity College as a registered
nurse. She is employed at Lake-
land Regional Medical Center,
and is continuing her education
at the University of South Flor-
ida.
The prospective bridegroom is
the son of Richard G. Elliott and
Edna E. Elliott of Lakeland. He
is employed by American Ex-
press Financial Advisors in
Lakeland.


Reception For 'Gator'

Furlong Monday Evening
ville, and he just finished a one-
year tour of duty in Iraq.
Friends may stop by at 6 p.m.
to visit, or bring a side dish or
salad to share at dinner at 6:30
p.m. Meat, beverages, and des-
sert will be provided.
RSVP to Jackie Ewing at 537-
;;" '' 1798, by Friday, Feb. 25.


Jerry L. "Gator" Furlong
Family, friends, neighbors, co-
workers, former teachers, etc.,
are invited to attend a get-to-
gether to celebrate the safe re-
turn of Jerry L. "Gator" Furlong
in the social hall at First United
'Methodist Church, in Bartow on
Monday, Feb. 28.
Furlong is a full-time helicop-
ter pilot and maintenance test
pilot with the Florida National
Guard unit stationed in Brooks-


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Traci Anne Bradshaw of Win-
ter Haven and Logan Dale Mer-
rick of Auburndale have an-
nounced their engagement.
The bride-elect is the daugh-
ter of Lynn and Debi Bradshaw
of Winter Haven.
She graduated from Winter
Haven High School in 2003, and
from the Rockford Masters Com-
mission in 2004. She is currently
employed with Colonial Bank.
The prospective bridegroom is

Black History
Celebration Set
Fort Meade's MLK Jr., Schol-
arship Committee will hold a
black history celebration on Fri-
day, Feb. 25, and Saturday, Feb.
26.
The theme of the event is "Re-
membering Our Past, Enjoying
Our Present and Celebrating
Our Future."
Activities will begin at 7 p.m.
on Friday at the Fort Meade
Community Center and at 10:30
'a.m. on Saturday with the pa-
rade line-up at Morrison Ball
Field.
The parade will begin at the
field, turn right on French Ave-
nue, proceed north to Fourth
Street, turn onto Seminole, then
proceed left onto Third Street.
Vendors, music, food and
other events are planned at the
Fort Meade Community Center
following the parade.


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The wedding is set for Satur- S
day, April 16, 2005, at 7 p.m., at
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anda Kaye Kelly, daughter
ayne and Joyce Kelly of
ota, and Herford Beaumont
wood, III, of Jacksonville,
f Frances Southwood and
ate Herford Beaumont
wood, Jr., will be married
day, March 5, at Bok
r Sanctuary in Lake Wales.
e bride-elect is the grand-
ter of Sylva Kelly Waters
uras.
e graduated from Pine
School, Sarasota, in 1998,


and from the University of North
Florida in 2004, with a master's
degree in physical therapy.
She is employed by South-
coast Orthopedic Group in Sa-
vannah, Ga.
The prospective bridegroom
graduated from Terry Parker
High School in Jacksonville, and
from the University of North
Florida in 2001.
He is employed by Memorial
Health of Savannah.


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i Florida. Southern College will
present :the works of Lakeland-
based professional artists Mi-
chael Barickman and Erika
Schmidt in the Melvin Art Gal-
lery beginning March 3 and run-
ning through March 25.
The dkrtists'will discuss their
works at the opening reception
to be held March .3 from 7 to 8:30
p.m.
Both Barickman and Schmidt
have MFA degrees and have
taught as adjunct professors at
FSC.
: Barickman "orchestrates
found objects'into.'sculptural en-
sembles 'that interact with the
spaces around them," said Dr.
James Rogers, director of the
gallery.
: Schmidt assembles images,


In 1783, Frenchmen Jean
Pilatre dle.fRozi-r and the Marquis
d'Arlandes piloted the first
manned hot air balloon flight.
They stayed aloft for 20 minutes
and ascended to a height of 500
feet.


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and drawings "that evoke the
complex feelings so commonly
encountered in life's most seri-
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4:30 p.m. and during intermis-
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continuing the Easter basket project, which has
been done by Diane Walker (left) for the past 16.
years. The goal this year is to make 450 to 600
baskets, which the Church Service Center will


distribute to needy children. Also pictured (from
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for this Saturday, Feb.,26, at 10 a.m., in Carleton Sherry MacBlane said. (Photo provided by Holy
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Holy Trinity Continuing Easter Basket

,Tradition; Workshop Set This Saturday


For the last 16 years, Diane
Walker has made 400 to 500
Easter baskets for local needy
children., :
This year, the congregation of
Holy Trinity Episcopal Church
in Bartow.. is? helping Mrs.
Walker continue this tradition
by taking responsibility for the
project, .with her, help. The
Easter" baskets are -distributed
through the Church Service Cen-
per and make many children
lhappy each year. ,
The goal this year is to make
450 to 600 baskets.
A basket-making workshop
will be held Saturday, Feb. 26,
beginning at 10 a.m., in Carleton
hall, Holy. Trinity's fellowship
hall.
, Further, i .o -h,'_,h are


planned for Saturdays, March 5
and 12, same time and place.
Donations are needed to make
this project successful, Chair-
man Sherry MacBlane said. Any
individual or business is wel
come to make donations, and
anyone wanting to volunteer to
help with the project are invited
to join in the workshops.
Needed supplies include any
size Easter basket, Easter grass
for baskets, plastic eggs, jelly
beans, individually wrapped
candy (does not have to be
Easter candy), any size stuffed
toys, books, and monetary dona-
tions.
Donations may be dropped off
at the church office.
"We are so pleased to continue
this wonderful project thai


brings smiles to so many chil-
dren," Mrs. MacBlane said.
"(Mrs. Walker) is an inspiration,
and we are grateful for her time
to help teach us what we need to
know to keep this going for many
years to come."
The church is located at 500
West Stuart, at the corner of
Stuart and Floral. Rev. Dr.
Wally Reynolds serves as rector.
For further information about
the, project and workshops, call
the church office at 533-3581.
Office hours are Monday
through Friday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Monetary donations may be
mailed to Holy Trinity Episcopal
Church, P.O. Box 197, Bartow,
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ket project.


Watson Clinic Cancer Center's Bartow Relay
For Life team has planned a yard sale for Satur-
day, Feb. 26, beginning at 8 a.m., at 1510 Lyle
Parkway. Various goods will be available for pur-


SI Grads Relay For Life Team
Going 'Fishing For a Cure'


SI Grads is one of many
teams participating in the Bar-
tow Relay for Life event, to be
held April 15-16. '
This team is made of up Sum-
merlin Institute graduates,
mostly from the '60s. The team
has had two meetings, and is
ready to raise money to help in
the fight against cancer, Co-cap-
tain Dixie Yost said.
.' The team is planning to hold
a garage sale Saturday, March
26, at the home of Denny
Clements. They also are selling
-- raffle tickets for two separate,
Sone-day guided fishing trips, a
BaitBen live well system, and
various other fishing accessories,
with drawings to be held every
two hours during the Relay. Par-
ticipants need not be present to
win; the team will.contact the
winners.
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chase, including children's items, clothing, and
furniture. Hot dogs and sodas also will be- sold.
Proceeds from the event will benefit the American
Cancer Society. (Relay team photo)


team's "Camp Hope," one will be
able to buy bait (dirt cake with
gummy worms) and go fishing in
memory or in honor of loved
ones.
"We guarantee you'll catch a
fish, after which you can add an-
other fish to our stringer with
your loved ones name on it,"
Mrs. Yost said.
Raffle tickets will continue to
be sold at the relay through mid-
night.
The SI Grads team consists of
co-captains Denny Clements and
Dixie Yost, along with Don Yost,
Fred and Gail Bretz, Donna and
Bob Wingard, Walter and Tam
Carter, Betty Brown, Doniece
Bennett, Colleen Kremer, Susan
Baker, and Beverly Zentz.
Others interested in joining
the SI Grads team and "fishing
for a cure" may contact any team
member.


Couples to Compete in

Marriage Game Friday
The Juneteenth Committee, seph Tommy Reed, Jr., Scholar-
Inc., will host its second bi-an- ship Fund.
nual Marriage Game on Friday, Refreshments will be served
Feb. 25, at 7 p.m., at the Cole- after the marriage game.
man-Bush Building, 1104 Mar- ,
tin Luther King, Jr., Avenue in ..
Lakeland.
Six married couples will share
how much theyknow about each h
other. Among the couples are the
Brenda and Jeff Reddout, Dore-
tha. and George Brooks, Linda
and Kenneth Davis, Sylvia and
Anthony Roberts, and Seleah t:.
and Bernard Black. I q. i'
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Richardson-Brinson, Archie
Smith, and Mark Thomas.
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City Hall


Is Listening


"You can't fight city hall" is an age-old
lament of people who are unable to make
their voices heard in the halls of govern-
ment.
In metropolitan areas, there probably is
a lot of truth to that complaint.
And without a doubt, the farther up the
government totem pole you go city
commission, county commission, state leg-
it laturc, United States Congress the
more : ilt i for the average citizen to
have an in .... government.
But riu...Lipal government is "friends
and neighbot,' government, and it is pos-
sible for citizen to influence their city
commissioners without being six-figure
political contributors or hiring high-priced
lobbyists.
That fact is underscored by the commit-
ment made on Monday by four of Bartow's
five city commissioners to insist on R-1-5A
zoning --- the city's highest zoning stan-
dard -- on property now being processed
for annexation on the E.F. Griffin Road.
And while no mention was made of a
parcel being annexed between Peace River
Estates Units 1 and 2, we hope the com-
mitment to compatible zoning will extend
to that parcel as well.
The commission's action came in obvi-
ous response to several well-written letters
from their constituents, and from protests
aired at zoning board and city commission
meetings.
Few issues prompt as vocal a response
from people as a perceived threat to their
property values and their quality of life.
Whether the threat is genuine or only per-
ceived is unimportant; we live by our per-
ceptions.
In the case of the Silver Companies
"active adult community" planned on U.S.
Highway 98 at the north city limits of
Bartow, we don't share the concerns of
neighbors that their quality of life or prop-
erty values will be impacted. From what
we have seen, this will be a first class
development that will be a credit to the
community.
It will be heavily buffered, and 100 per-
cent of the traffic impact will be on four-
lane Highway 98, which eventually will be
six-laned.
Admittedly, the packing of up to six
units per acre in part of the development is
a little unsettling, but the overall density
appears to us to be reasonable.
The ever growing number of R-1 subdi-
visions planned on the E.F. Griffin Road is
another story.


However nice the individual homes
might be, the city hall estimate of 1,500
homes built 3.3 to the acre in a rural neigh-
borhood where existing homes typically
are on one-acre sites some on five-acre
sites clearly would change the character
of the neighborhood. That many homes
would house, approximately one-fourth
the present population of Bartow, all com-
muting to school and work on a two-lane
highway.
The question is not whether growth is
coming to Bartow; clearly it is. The ques-
tion is whether city government will set
the standards for that growth and require
developers to meet those standards, or will
allow developers to call the shots.
City Commissioner Andy Laurent said it
well when he observed: "This thing is get-
ting ahead of us."
The initiative for land use and density
decisions starts with developers and
works its way up through the city plan-
ning director and the planning and zoning
board to the city commission.
The final authority rests with those five
commissioners who are elected by the vot-
ers to do their best to insure that Bartow
remains the kind of place in which the cit-
izens wish to live.
There is a short-term financial advan-
tage to city government --.and clearly to
developers in promoting maximum
density. More houses mean more kilowatt
hours of electricity and more gallons of
water sold by city government.
But we submit that city government
should be more concerned about preserv-
ing, a quality of life and enhancing the
city's long-term desirability as a place to
live and work. And we believe that policy
will result in long-term financial health for
city government.
If city hall is made to understand that
this is what the citizens want, it can be
made to happen.


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OUR READERS SAY

Keep Density Low


BARTOW I would like to
plead for low density on E.F.
Griffin Road (one home per acre).
I have lived in my home since
1948. My husband and his family


lived here years before that.
The Whatley family had a well
drilling business. For four gener-
ations of Whatleys, we've drilled
wells all over Polk County, main-


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proud to serve the city of Bartow
for more than 50 years.
Please consider my plea. It
breaks my heart to see E.F. Griffin
Road become over-populated.

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

A Woman's Place Is Where?


From Washington to Tokyo, by
way of London, we commoners
are facing ever more frequent
questions about women's place in
politics.
On "Meet the Press" a few
days ago, Hillary Clinton and
John McCain shared the spot-
light. Tim Russert asked each if
he or she considered the other
qualified to be President.
A pained McCain said Senator
Clinton certainly is qualified to
be President, but as a Republican,
he would be supporting the can-
didate of his own party.
With equal discomfort, Ms.
Clinton said Senator McCain is of
Presidential caliber.
It was a Kodak moment.
A few days later, AOL posed
the question: Is America ready for
a woman President?
It suggested that potential con-
tenders are Hillary Clinton,
Condoleezza Rice, and Elizabeth
Dole.
I would venture to guess that
the United States is no more than
a decade or two away from a
female President. Senator Dole
would be my preference of these
three, followed by Secretary of
State Rice.
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for a woman President" comment
to the question of less than 50
years ago, "Is America ready for a
Catholic President?"
Having a wife and two daugh-
ters who are vastly more intelli-
gent than I am a trait I have in
common with both the incum-
bent Republican President and
his Democratic predecessor
(okay, Clinton has only one
daughter) I find the question
of America's readiness for a
female Chief Executive to be a lit-
tle mundane.

Across the Pond, Prince
Chucky has gotten his mommy's
permission to marry his girl-
friend of the past 30 years or so,
now that both are divorced from
their spouses.
Without Mum's permission,
the Prince of Wales would be
stopped from becoming King of
England. Kind of makes you wish
Good Queen Liz had held her
ground, doesn't it?
Her Majesty has said she won't
be attending the wedding cere-
mony, but will attend the re-
enactment in the castle chapel.
And she wants the record to
reflect that she's footing the bill
for the reception.
You may not remember this


from your studies of American
history, but one of the main rea-
sons that America declared its
independence from the Mother
Country was so that the father of
the bride would have to pay for
the wedding. Look it up; it's in
fine print in the Declaration of
Independence.

And now Japan faces a gender-
based crisis in leadership.
Is Japan ready to have a three-
year-old little girl become its
monarch?
Okay, maybe I skipped a step.
At, present, only men may
occupy the Chrysanthemum
Throne, which is what the emper-
or sits on.
What his duties are beyond sit-
tirig on his ... throne ... is not
clear. Since World War II, the
emperor has been only a ceremo-
nial leader, sort of like the King
(or Queen) of England, or Steve
Martin in "Father of the Bride."
Nonetheless, under Japanese
law, the ceremonial leader has to
be a male; the most recent excep-
tion (one of only eight exceptions
in the last 1,500 years) was frori
1762 to 1771. Empress
Gosakuramachi reigned for those
nine years which ended 'five
years before the start of the
American Revolution and then


turned over the job to her
nephew. All eight Empresses held
the position only on an interim
basis until a guy could be found
for the job.
As things stand now, Crown
Prince Naruhito is next in line to
sit on the flowered chair, and he
and Crown Princess Masaco have
only one child, a three-year-old
daughter, Princess Aiko.
Given that nepotism is pretty
much the only way to get your
butt onto the Chrysanthemum
Throne, that means the cute little
toddler looks like the only
heiress-apparent.
Polls (yes, even as advanced az.
the Japanese culture is, they still
have polls) show that 80 percent
of the Japanese are okay with a
female monarch. After all, those
people read the papers, too, and
they can compare Queen
Elizabeth with King-To-Be
Charles.
. Prime Minister Junichiro
Koizumi and Parliament will
have the final word, but it looks
like a three-year-old princess i'b
second in line for a largely mean
ingless job because of who her
father is.
Hmm ... this is what we call
progress, right?


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Fifty Years Ago
Further surgery on N.L.
Watson, who suffered electric
burns in an accident last
Thursday, became necessary yes-
terday.
For the second time in less
than six weeks, death took a holi-
day on State Road 60 east of
Bartow as six persons escaped
serious injury in a three-car crash
that demolished two of the vehi-
cles Saturday afternoon.
A cattle truck overturned on
West Main Street at Woodlawn
Avenue before dawn this morn-
ing, fatally injuring three of the
animals, and releasing 24 others
who bolted into the woods near-
by.
. Bill Lowery, member' of Boy
Scout Troup 148, received his
Eagle Scout badge last night at
the Phosphate District Court of
Honor.
Forty-Five Years Ago
Seeking to beat the deadline
for buying 1960 automobile
license tags, hundreds of shop-
pers jammed the license tag
agency Monday. Through last
Saturday, 33,816 tags had been
sold.
A large crowd of spectators
attended the formal opening of
the new Publix store here this
morning.
Headed for two years of study
and adventure, 11 young men
from seven states are on the high
seas today aboard the "Collegiate
Rebel," a full-rigged sailing ship


with auxiliary diesel engines, *on
their "dream" journey around the
world. W.H. Stuart, Jr., of Bartow
is coordinator of the ambitious
project.
Constable William Henry (Bill)
Mock, 66, veteran Polk County,
law enforcement officer, died
Saturday night at Bartow
Memorial Hospital, after an ill-
ness of several months.
Forty Years Ago
Page One headline: "Lake,
Boat Ramp, 19 Waterfront
Homesites Planned After Mining;
V-C Plan for Reclamation
Presented"
The Polk County League of
Women Voters last night asked
the Polk County legislative dele-
gation to introduce a constitu-
tional amendment permitting
appointment, rather than elec-
tion, of the county school super-
intendent.
A burglar interrupted in his
work dodged three pistol shots as
he fled from police early Tuesday
morning. Sgt. R.H. McGill report-
ed he saw a burglary in process at
Tastee Freez drive-in on West
Main Street. As McGill neared the
building, the burglar jumped
through a plate glass window at
the front of the building and "hit
the ground running," McGill
reported.
Thirty-Five Years Ago
Two staff members of The
Democrat :have been *cited for
Freedoms Foundation awards for
material published during 1969,


it was announced Sunday at
Valley Forge, Pa. Picked for this
year's list were an editorial,
"Here More Flags Than
Armbands," by Editor Loyal
Frisbie; and a "Salute to Service
Men," conceived and directed by
Managing Editor S. L. Frisbie, IV,
listing the names and military
addresses of Bartow men and
women in the armed services,
published on July 3. The list cov-
ered one-and-a-half pages.
Page One headline: "$7
Million To Be Spent for City
Construction in Decade, Mayor
Says"
Thirty Years Ago
Two Bartowans were honored
for "outstanding service to the
community" at Saturday night's
50th annual Rotary Ladies Night.
Cited for community service
were Miss Isobel Miles, for many
years of service outside of her
occupation, and Chestefield H.
Smith, immediate past president
of the American Bar Assn., for
service within his profession.
An escaped prisoner led
Bartow police on a chase the
length of Van Fleet Drive and
Main Street in a stolen car during
noon hour traffic this afternoon.
He was apprehended just south
of town after officers hemmed
him in.
Twenty-Five Years Ago
In a 45-minute ceremony
punctuated by laughter and
applause, Monterey Campbell,
III, was sworn in Friday after-


noon as the newest judge of the
Second District Court of Appeal
Page One headline.
"Complaint Charges Fatal Wreck
Driver Had Many Violations"
Twenty Years Ago
Jennifer Garner set a new sales
record and Bartow Junior High
'band members earned $1,365.50
in prizes, bonuses and commis-
sions for themselves and their
band in the 1985 Democrat sub-
scription contest. Jennifer, an
eighth grader, sold 102 one-year
or longer subscriptions, surpass-
ing the previous record 84 set by
Linda Pearce, in 1981. Brad
Mason, also an eighth grade
placed second with 64 sales. In
the two-and-a-half-week contest,
the band sold 498 subscriptions,
second highest in the 11 years of
the annual contest.
Two graduates of Florida
Southern College this week
received honorary degrees from
their alma mater. They are Loyal
Frisbie, of Bartow, retired pub-
lisher of The Democrat and The
Fort Meade Leader, doctor of let-
ters, and Rev. Thomas G
Mitchell, a former Bartowan and
now Tallahassee district superin
tendent, doctor of divinity.
Cmdr. Eddie L. Jenkins, a for-
mer Bartowan and a former foot-
ball star at Florida A&M
University, is newly-appointed
director of training at Naval
Reserve Readiness Command
Region Six at the Washington
Navy Yard.


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Obituaries
Obstuarnes


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Mary Elizabeth Gatlin

Mary E.
Gatlin

Mary Elizabeth Gatlin, 71, of
Bartow, died of heart failure
Monday, Jan. 21, 2005, at Good
Shepherd Hospice.
Mrs. Gatlin was born Jan. 2,
1934, in Arcadia.
She was a homemaker.
Survivors include three
daughters, Lavonia Gatlin
Sayles of Arcadia, and Cheri
Gatlin Kelley and Rita Gatlin,
both of Bartow; two sons, Wil-
tiam Gatlin of Ocala and Ken-
aeth Gatlin of Arcadia; her
another, Rosene McQueen of Ar-
:adia; five sisters, Clarissa Isaac
)f Syracuse, N.Y., Doretha Si-
non of Orlando, Lois Gilmore of
UIiami, Earlene Greenwood of
kvon Park, and Pamela Clemons
)f Arcadia; one brother, Edward
Chandler, Jr., of Miami; and 18
grandchildren.
Visitation: Friday, Feb. 25,
'rom 3 to 8 p.m., at Gause Fu-
ieral Home in Bartow;.
The funeral: Saturday, Feb.
16, at 11 a.m., at St. James AME
Church, 765 South Fourth Ave.,
3artow.
Interment: Wild wood Ceme-
;ery in Bartow.


Tom Ellis Zimmerman


Tom Ellis
Zimmerman

Tom Ellis Zimmerman, 44, of
Lakeland, died Wednesday, Feb.
16, 2005, at Lakeland Regional
Medical Center.
* Mr. Zimmerman was born in
Lakeland on March 3, 1960.
,He was an operator for a
phosphates company. He at-
tended El Shaddai Full Gospel
Church of.Lakeland.
Survivors include three
daughters, Laqaish Zimmerman
and Nyeasha Zimmerman, both
of Georgia, and Shannon Show of
Lakeland; one brother, Ebbie
Zimmerman of Lakeland; three
sisters, Floretta Zimmerman and
Judawn Young, both of Prince-
ton, N.J., and Owetta Patterson
of Trenton, N.J.; and eight
grandchildren.
Visitation: Friday, Feb. 25,
from 3 .to 8 p.m., at ,Gause Fu-
neral Home in,Bartow.
The funeral: Saturday, Feb.
26, at 2 p.m., at the funeral
home. : "
Interment: Wildwood Ceme-
tery.',


Judy A. Ball


Judy A.
Ball

Judy A. Ball, 48, of Bartow,
died of liver failure Monday,
Feb. 21, 2005, at her home.
Born March 5, 1956, in Jack-
sonville, Mrs. Ball moved to Bar-
tow 43 years ago.
She was a deputy with the
Polk County Sheriffs Office. She
attended First Assembly of God
in Bartow, and was a member of
the Fraternal Order of Police,
Lodge 46, in Lakeland.
Survivors include her former
spouse, Mark Ball of Bartow;
two sons, Michael Ball and
Joshua Ball, both of Bartow; one
daughter, Michelle Robinson of
Lakeland; three sisters, Mary
Loyd, Glenda Black, and Kath-
leen Freeman, all of Bartow;
three brothers, Elijah Simpson
of Lake Wales, John Simpson of
Bartow, and Rudy Simpson of
Fort Meade; and one grandson,
Mark Sessions of Bartow.
Visitation: Thursday, Feb. 24,
from 5 to 8 p.m., at Whidden-
McLean Funeral Home in Bar-
tow.
The funeral: Friday, Feb. 25,
at 10 a.m., at First Baptist
Church of Bartow, 410 East
Church Street, with Rev. Reggie
Palmer officiating.
Interment: Wildwood Ceme-
tery in Bartow.
Memorial contributions: Judy
A'. Ball 'Children's Memorial
'Fund, care of Citrus & Chemical
Blank. Call 533-3171 for further
'details.


James E.
'Red' Hall

James E. "Red" Hall, 68, of
Lake Wales, died of renal failure
Monday, Feb. 21, 2005, at his
home.
Born Feb. 6, 1937, in Madi-
son, Fla., Mr. Hall was a lifelong
area resident.
He was a center line crew su-
pervisor employed by the De-
partment of Transportation for
40 years. He was a member of
Bowling Green Baptist Church.
Mr. Hall was preceded in
death by one son,, James Alan
Hall, and one sister, Effie Mae
Harrison.
Survivors include his wife,
Elizabeth Joyce Hall; two daugh-
ters, Carolyn J. Wilson of Lake
Wales and Deborah L. King of
Bartow; one son, Kenneth Dale
Hall of Circleville, Ohio; one son-
in-law, A. Glynn Wilson of Lake
Wales; three sisters, Marie
Thornton of Frostproof, Doris
McKinney of Lake Wales, and
Trellie Daniel of Destin; and two
brothers, Howard Hall and Gene
Hall, both of Frostproof.
Visitation: Thursday, Feb. 24,
from 2 to 3 p.m., at McLean Fu-
neral Home in Fort Meade.'
The funeral will follow Thurs-
day at 3 p.m., at the funeral
home.
Interment: Evergreen Ceme-
tery, Fort Meade.

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Lois E. Giddens


Lois E.
Giddens

Lois E. Giddens, 77, of Bar-
tow, died of heart failure Mon-
day, Feb. 21, 2005, at Bartow
Memorial Hospital.
Born in Live Oak on July 18,
1927, Ms. Giddens lived in the
Bartow/Lake Wales area most of
her life.
She was a machine operator
at Orange-Co. in Bartow for 23
years. She was Baptist.
Ms. Giddens was preceded in
death by her parents, Grover
and Sadie Giddens.
Survivors include one uncle,
Norman "Buddy" Driggers of
Bartow; and three aunts, Lillie
Roberts of Bartow, and Nellie
Taylor and Ruby Lyles, both of
Winter Haven.
Visitation: Wednesday, Feb.
23, from 6 to 8 p.m., at Whidden-
McLean Funeral Home in Bar-
tow.
The funeral: Thursday, Feb.
24, at 2 p.m., at the funeral
home.
Interment: Wildwood Ceme-
tery, Bartow.



Retha
Dixon

Retha Dixon, 95, of Bartow,
'died Wednesday, Feb. 16, 2005,
'at Erie County' Medical "Center
.in Buffalo, N.Y.
Mrs. Dixon was born Jan..14,
1910, in Madison.
She was a homemaker. She
,was a member of Mt. Zion AME
Church in Bartow.
Survivors include one son, Ar-
chie L. Broome of Buffalo, and
one step-son, Elmer Dixon of
Bartow.
Visitation: Friday, Feb. 25,
from 3 to 8 p.m., at Gause Fu-
neral Home in Bartow.
The funeral: Saturday, Feb.
26, at 11 a.m., at Mt. Zion AME
Church, 710 Scott Ave.
Interment: Evergreen Ceme-
tery in Bartow.


Grapes grow in clusters of as
few as six to as many as 300
berries.


A powerful male gorilla may
weigh as much as 450 pounds.


PUBLIC HEARING

You are hereby notified of a Public hearing regarding the Fort Meade City
Commission's intent to apply for a United States Department of Agriculture-
Rural Development grant and low interest loan. The application will request
funding in order to finance $1.2 Million of water system improvements. These
.improvements concern the renovation of (1) 350,000 gallon ground storage
water tank located at 221 North Tecumseh; (2) 300,000 gallon elevated water
. tank located in the 700 block of East Broadway; and, (3) other water main im-
provements. All input from the public is welcome and encouraged. The public
Shearing will be conducted on TUESDAY, MARCH 8, 2005 AT 7:00 PM in the
Commission Chamber located at City Hall.
CITY OF FORT MEADE, FLORIDA
Delores B. Avery, CMC
SDeputy City Clerk


Bartow Rotarians Mark


100th Year of Founding


Meeting on the 100th anniver-
sary of the founding of Rotary
International on Wednesday,
members of the Bartow Rotary
Club shared a centennial birth-
day cake and heard two students
give speeches on "Rotary, the
Next 100 Years," in a Rotary
speech competition.
The meeting was opened with
a moment of silence in honor of
Clarence Boswell, the last sur-
viving charter member of the
Bartow Rotary Club, who died
the previous night. Mr. Boswell
was one of 25 members whose
names were on the charter that
was issued on Dec. 9, 1924.
Rotary International was
founded on Feb. 23, 1905.
Brandon Tan, a student in the
International Baccalaureate pro-
gram at Bartow High School,
won first place in the speaking
contest.
He urged Rotarians "to keep
on improving the programs that
have been so beneficial."


Rotary programs range from
equipping a hospital and a soup
kitchen in South Africa to fight-
ing illiteracy throughout the
world, he said. In the latter pro-
gram, volunteers work one-on-
one as tutors with both children
and adults who cannot read.
The greatest unfinished Ro-
tary International project, he
said, is an initiative to eliminate
polio and other immuninzation-
preventable diseases throughout
the world. The polio eradication
program had its beginning in
1979 in Tan's native Philippines,
and was expanded to "Polio
Plus" in 1985.
The program provides immu-
nizations and trains health care
workers in administering them,
he said.
"Rotary has taught me that I
can make a difference," he said.
"We must always strive to give
more of ourselves, to put service
above self."


'Operation Safe Ride'

Targets Speeders


An intensified statewide en-
forcement operation in Florida to
target unlawful speed violators
is taking place today and tomor-
row, said Colonel Chris Knight,
director of the Florida Highway
Patrol.
"Motorists need to recognize
that speeding increases the like-
lihood of a crash and its sever-
ity," said Colonel Knight. "Our
troopers are being directed to
strongly focus their collective en-
forcement efforts on unlawful



Obituary



Richard
'Rick' Brown

Richard "Rick" Brown, 43, of
Fort Meade, died Monday, Feb.
21, 2005, at his residence.
Born March 22, 1961, in Man-
istee, Mich., Mr. Brown moved to
Fort Meade in 1975.
He was the owner and opera-
tor of Richard Brown Construc-
tion. He was Baptist.
Survivors include his father,
Dale, and his wife, Evelyn
Brown of Fort Meade; his,
mother, Carole, and her hus-
band, Bruce Brooks of Lansing,
Mich.; three sisters, Cynthia
Beckhorn of Lansing, Mich.,
Cherri Fisher of Stillwater,
Okla., and Valerie Foltz of Lans-
ing, Mich.; and several nieces
and nephews.
The funeral: Saturday, Feb.
26, at 11 a.m., at New Life Bap-
tist Church, 216 First Street
Nl.W., Fort Meade, with Rev. Joe
Parrish and Rev. Jackson Can-
non officiating.
Arrangements: McLean Fu-
neral Home in Fort Meade.
Memorial contributions:
Lighthouse Ministries, 215 E.
Magnolia Street, Lakeland,
33801.


speed violators, specifically those
who pose a danger not only to
themselves, but all others
around them."
Troopers will continue to con-
duct speed and traffic law en-
forcement as part of their daily
enforcement efforts as well as
participate in special operations
such as this one.
This enforcement initiative is
the fourth phase of Operation
Safe Ride, which features vary-
ing traffic enforcement themes
in response to statewide needs.
FHP troopers will be looking
for motorists who exceed the
posted speed limit, follow too
closely/tailgate, change lanes
and/or pass improperly, violate
lane restrictions, and commit
other hazardous traffic viola-
tions. The operation's goals are
to increase motorist compliance
of posted speed limits through
awareness emphasis on enforce-'
ment and education; and to re-
duce the number of speed-re-
lated deaths and injuries in the
state.
All available FHP personnel
will participate in Operation
Safe Ride, including troopers
and supervisors normally as-
signed to non-patrol functions.
Unlawful speed violators will be
tracked using radar, Vascar,
video cameras, motorcycles, and
unmarked patrol vehicles. Troop-
ers piloting FHP aircraft also
will be used to spot violators
from the air and then direct
troopers on the ground to pull
them over and initiate appropri-
ate enforcement action.
Enforcement efforts will be fo-
cused on every interstate, Flori-
da's turnpike, and other major
state roads in Florida where
speeding and aggressive driving
are prevalent.

The first presidential mansion
was at No. 1 Cherry Street in New
York City, the first U.S. capital
(1789-90).


NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING
The City Commission of the City
of Bartow will hold a Public Hearing
on Monday, March 7, 2005 at 6:30
p.m. or as soon thereafter as
possible in the City Commission
Chambers of City Hall located at
450 N. Wilson Avenue. The purpose
of the meeting is to discuss and
consider for approval the Proposed
Judicial Assistance Program (JAG)
Local Law Enforcement Block Grant
Funds for fiscal year 2005-2007 for
the purchase of notebook comput-
ers for the Police Department in the.
amount of $18,464.00.
Please be advisedthat ifyou desire to appeal from any decisions made as
a result of the above hearing or meeting, you will need a record of the
proceedings and in some cases a verbatim record is required You must
make your own arrangements to produce this record (Florida Statute
286.0105.)
If you are a person with a disabii/y who needs any accommodation in
order to participate in this proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to
the provision of certain assistance. Please contact City Clerk Linda Culpep-
per at 450 N. Wilson Avenue, RO. Box 1069, Bartow, Florida 33831-1069
orphone (863)534-0100 within 2 working days of yourreceipt of this meet-
ing notification; ifyou are hearing or voice impaired, call 1/800/955-8771.


Magical Monday

Schedule Set
Explorations V Children's
Museum has set its Magical
Monday programming for the
month of March.
Magical Monday, a preschool
activity and story time focusing
on parents and children reading
and interacting in guided, educa-
tional activities, begins each
Monday at 10:30 am.
All sessions are included with
admission, which is $4 for chil-
dren, ages 2-15, and $2 for
adults. Children under two. and
museum members are free.
Scheduled stories and activi-
ties include:
Mar 7 "My First Nurs-
ery Rhymes."
Mar 14 "Brown Bear,
Brown Bear."
Mar 21 "Little Bunny's
Easter Surprise."
Mar 28 MEGA Monday
with story time with Miss Con-
nie from the Lakeland Public Li-
brary.
'Additional information may
be obtained by calling the chil-
dren's museum at 687-3869.


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Oil Lube and Filter Service $19.95
Complete Engine Repair Free All Wheel Brake Inspection
Complete AC Repair Free Exhaust System Inspection Including Motor Homes
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on an ADVERTISED mattress
and pull off ADVERTISED pajamas,
bathes in an ADVERTISED shower,
shaves with an ADVERTISED razor,
brushes his or her teeth with ADVERTISED tooth-
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washes with ADVERTISED soap,
puts on ADVERTISED clothes,
drinks a cup of ADVERTISED coffee,
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and then...
refuses to ADVERTISE, believing that it doesn't pay.
Later, if business is poor,
the person ADVERTISES it for sale.
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Rebecca Thrasher, a student
at Bartow High School, placed
second.
Rotary International's focus
should not be on "statistics, web
pages and finances," she said,
but on continuing its emphasis
on service.
"I want Rotary to continue ex-
actly as it is. Rotary isn't just
about raising money. Finances
are not the backbone of this or-
ganization.
"You grow yourself by helping
others."
She commended Rotary Inter-
national for opening its member-
ship to women 16 years ago, a
decision which she said many
Rotarians did not support.
She commended Rotary "for
100 years of absolutely amazing
work.
"If you want to affect teenag-
ers like me, keep service above
self. People are drawn to those
who help others."
Where needs exist, she said,
"Rotary is going to be there."
The winner of the contest won
$100, and will go on to the next
level of competition. The runner-
up won $50.






6A The Polk County Democrat February 24, 2005


Your Local Bartow

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HOME FURNITURE IllO e F
545 N. Broadway Bartow
533-1611
Nancy Young Owner Rick Holt Manager


LIKE A GOOD NEIGHBOR


Pat Crisman, Agent
580 E. Main Street
Bartow, FL 33830
863-533-8119
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I I STATE FARM IS THERE


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Name Badges Desk Name Plates Ribbons Paperweights
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Phone: (863)534-3557 Fax: (863)533-4369
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Since 1912
Insurance & Real Estate
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863-533-3131

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534-0100


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Bartow, Florida
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FOWLER'S GROCERY
"The Working Man's Friend"
Fresh Cooked B.B.Q. Ribs
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Catering Service
3595 Highway 98 East, Fort Meade
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SPOTLIGHT ON BUSINESS


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NEW SIGNS proclaim the purchase of the for-
mer Big Oaks Buick Pontiac GMC by Lakeland
businessman Michael Holley. Now renamed Mi-


BARTOW DINERS HAVE a new option now that the Bartow Family
Restaurant has opened. (Staff photo)

Name and address of company? Bartow Family Restaurant,
1395 East Main Street, 534-8048.

Owners' names? John loannidis and Bil Lyristis.
Founding year? In 2004.

Hours of operation? 6 a.m. to 9 p.m., Monday through Sunday.

Type of business? Restaurant.

Improvements made since opening? Remodeling and cleaning.

Why was this business opened? Did you see a need for the
service? Was it a lifelong dream? We felt that Bartow did not
have a restaurant of this quality with as large a selection of good
food. We offer the spices and scents of Greece, the pastas of Italy,
foods of the Northern U.S., and the good old South.
Having served the people of Hardee with the Wauchula Family
Restaurant tor 25 years, we know we can do an outstanding job for
Bartow. Come in and give the restaurant a try.


Favorite part about the business? Cooking.


Knowt, a business worthy of the spotlight? Call Dawn LVade at 533-4183.
Business Spotlight is a fire se.nice, which features new or established busi-
nesses in the Bartow and Fort Meade communities.


chael Holley Pontiac Buick GMC, the car de
ship is at 255 West Van Fleet Drive in Bartoi
(Staff photo by Peggy Kehoe)


Lakeland Car Dealer Is New

Owner of Big Oaks Dealership


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Lakeland businessman Mi-
chael Holley has purchased Big
Oaks Buick Pontiac GMC, which
has been renamed Michael Hol-
ley Pontiac Buick GMC.
Craig Hite, former general
manager of Michael Holley
Chevrolet, is executive manager
and managing partner of the
Bartow dealership, at 255 West


Van Fleet Drive. Craig has been
with Michael Holley Chevrolet
since 2003 and has been in the
car industry since 1983.
Holley is also president of Mi-
chael Holley Chevrolet, Michael
Holley KIA, and Michael Hol-
ley's New Car Alternative, all in
Lakeland.


FWC Seeks Project Volunteers


Florida-Fish and Wildlife Con-
I servation Commission (FWC) is
,. looking for volunteers on Satur-
L: day, Feb. 26, willing to lend na-
*.:a ture a helping hand at two sites
S in Polk and Highlands counties.
The FWC's Ridge Rangers
have scheduled a, workday in
OFNi Highlands County at Fred Wild
Elementary School to help re-
move non-native invasive plants
from natural areas starting at 8
In Polk a.mun a tance
In Polk ",ounty assistance is
,


needed at Broussard Catfish
Creek Preserve with trail main-
tenance starting at 9 a.m.
"These natural areas are an
important community resource
that can continue to provide a
haven for wildlife and people
with a just little help," said the
Lynne Flannery, Ridge Ranger
coordinator.
To register for these projects
and learn more about the Ridge
Ranger Volunteers, contact
Lynne Flannerv at 699-3742.
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IT IN THE DEMOCRAT. 533-4183. 4 I


He is chairman of the Florida
Automobile Dealer's Association
and is active in Lakeland's com-
munity. Holley and Hite "look
forward to being active members
of Bartow's community," the new
owner said.
Former Big Oaks owner John
Giovanetti filed for bankruptcy
last fall. SunTrust, which fi-
nanced Giovanetti's wholesale
purchase of cars from General
Motors, served him with a court
order placing the business in re-
ceivership in October.


Employers

Lined Up

For Job Fair

The second annual Profes-
sional Career Expo 2005, will be
held on Tuesday, March 1, at the
Lakeland Center.
The event is produced by Polk
Works One-Stop Centers, in
partnership with Polk County
Colleges and Universities. It is
designed to connect employers
with degree job seekers and col-
lege graduates.
The successful event gener-
ated many good job candidates
for local employers last year as
well as providing access for job
seekers to employers looking to
fill professional positions.
Admission and parking is
free.
Employers already registered
to attend include: ACS State and
Local Solutions, Abilities of Flor-
ida, Cardinal Health, City of
Lakeland, Florida Department of
Transportation, GEICO, Henkels
& McCoy, Key Safety Systems
Inc., Lakeland Regional Medical
Center, McDonald's Corporation,
Mid Florida Credit Union, Polk
Community College, Polk Co.
Board of County Commissioners,
Polk County Public Schools, Pub-
lix Supermarkets, Rita Staffing,
Spherion, State Farm Insurance
Company Summit, Sun Trust
Banks Inc., UPS, US Army, US
Marine Corp., Verizon, W. S.
Badcock Corp., Warner Southern
College, Watson Clinic LLP,
Webster University and West-
gate River Ranch.
For more information on this
event, contact Stella at 291-5292
ext. 341.

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FM Relay Team
Seeks Donations
For Yard Sale

The Fort Meade Historical So-
ciety's Relay For Life Team is
seeking donations for a yard sale
set for Friday and Saturday,
March 4-5.
The sale will take place at the
corner of Third Street Nortleast
and Oak Avenue, at the home of
Joyce DeVane.
Proceeds from the event will
benefit the American Cancer So-
ciety.
Barbara Manley and Melony
Bell are co-chairmen of Fort Me-
ade's Relay For Life, which will
be held at Frank S. Battlefield
on Friday and Saturday, April 8-
9.

Gun Safety

Training Set
Polk County Sheriff's Office
and the League of Women Voters
of Polk County will hold a gun
safety awareness training ses-
sion on Saturday, Feb. 26, from
10 a.m. to noon.
The training will be held at
Eloise Community Center, 710
Snively Avenue, Eloise.
The event will feature infor-
mation about gun safety and af-
ter the program, free gun safety
locks will be given to partici-
pants.














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Stroke Prevention

R E H A B I L I TA T I O N

Blurry vision. Numbness and .,
tingling in your arm, leg or .

face. Dizziness. Weakness or .
clumsiness in an arm or leg.

Drooping facial muscles.
Sudden confusion. Trouble

speaking or understanding., c.

These are all signs or
symptoms of a potential
stroke, a.k.a. brain attack!!!

T ime is of the essence. Go immediately to Rebecca Whitehead is raising tvo therapycl dogs Nina
the Emergency Room. The sooner a and Ginny, to assist a disabled person with their daily
stroke is recognized and treated, the activities. Size is pictured in the ESTEEM Vgym with
greater the potential for recovery. Mandy Cilliers, Occupational Therapist.
One such person is Rebccca Whitehead, a former
Winter Haven Hospital specializes in treating college professor, who has made remarkable
people with strokes. From the Emergencyer h hare e
people with strokes. Ftom the Emergency progress following a ruptured brain aneurysm
Room to acute care, to the Joy-Fuller Inpatient and near ti in- After surgery, she was
Rehabilitation Center, to the ESTEEM admitted to the Joy-Fuller Rehabilitation Center
Outpatient Program you can be confident that (JFRC) at Winter Haven Hospital. Rebecca's
your maximum recovery is our goal. first memories are of her third week at JFRC as
she emerged from her coma. "I felt loved and safe
In 2004 the ESTEEM Outpatient Neurological when everything was still so confusing" she
Program has treated 113 people who have. the remembers. "When they discharged me home, I
aftereffects of a stroke, including paralysis of a again was frightened and confused, so continuing
limb, speech problems, or cognitive dysfunction, my therapy at 1T-';TE EN-1 Outpatient Center was a


life saver, giving me a safe haven in which to
grow.

Rebecca continues, "The first time I was aware
of doing something intelligent occurred on one of
the ESTEEM outings to the Farmer's Market
when I was able to figure out how to get drinks
for everyone. The outings were fun, but also
learning experiences." Upon discharge from the
ESTEEM program Rebecca wanted to try to
return to work, so the Division of Vocational
Rehabilitation referred her to ESTEEM
Vocational Services. She received assistance to
identify jobs that she could do and then help to
find a job. '.Rebecca persevered and conquered
self-doubt, anxiety, memory problems and
fatigue to find a job through Americorps tutoring
school children. She explains that she once again
feels like she is "giving back" to society. All the
pieces of the rehabilitation continuum, in addition
to strong family support, were important to
Rebecca's recovery.

ESTEEM Outpatient Program offers a team
approach to assist patients and family members to
understand and adjust to life after a "brain
attack." Our therapists are specialized in neuro-
rehabilitation and can expertly address the
complex needs that arise with a stroke. Physical
Therapy, Occupational Therapy, Speech Therapy,
Neuropsychological arid vocational assistance
are available to help the patient during the
recovery period.

The Rehabilitation Services team at Winter
Haven Hospital wants people to understand the
signs of a stroke. Treat a "brain attack" as you
would a heart attack. Go to the Emergency Room
immediately. Help is available.

Winter Haven Hospital Rehabilitation Services
are accredited by the Commission for
Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities
(CARF). We are proud to note that we received a
three-year accreditation in June 2004 noting our
exceptional customer service and patient
satisfaction. For more information on stroke
prevention and rehabilitation contact us at (863)
292-4060. U


Don't forget to rnark your calendar for these informative and educational events. All lectures are free, butthey require pre-registration. To find out more information, or to register, call us at:
Winter Haven Hospital Health Connection, 291-6705 or 1-800-416-6705, Monday through Friday, 8:00 am to 4:00 pm, or visit our website at www.winterhavenhospital.com.


Diabetes, The Mechanics Of The Foot And How It Relates To Ukles
OATE March 17,2005 11ME 1:00PM-3:00PM
LOCATON: Sweet Center, 1201 First Street South, Winter Haven
SPEAKES: James E Koon, Podiatrist
Alice Hearn, PT, Administrative Director
Winter Hawn Hospital Rehabilitation Services
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DATE March 24,2005 TIME 630 PM
LOCATION: Regency Medical Center, 101 Avenue 0, SE, Winter Haven
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call the Winter Haven Hospital Health Connection
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Citrus Classic 10K Run, 5K Run
and 3 Mile Walk
March 5, 2005
Featuring the SCHOOL CHALLENGE trophy for the most participants
fiom area schools, which was won by Westwood Middle School last
year. Come celebrate wellness whether you are an avid runner or
simply choose to walk, you are proactively participating. Great fun,
great food, t-shirts, trophies and entertainment in.the park. For more
information on how to register or volunteer, call (863) 297-1896
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TALLAHASSEE Rep. Rene
Garcia joined Deputy State
Health Officer Bonnie Sorensen;
M.D., M.B.A., and the Florida
Department of Health (DOH) in
celebrating Hepatitis Day at the
Capitol on Wednesday to pro-
mote hepatitis awareness and
education, as well as 'encourage
hepatitis testing, vaccination
and prevention methods.
"Hepatitis is a serious, non-
discriminatory condition that af-
fects our families, children and
millions of people throughout
our state and nation," said Gar-
cia. "We applaud those who are
working through this important
initiative to combat this health
epidemic."
Almost four million, Ameri-
cans and more than 300,000
Floridians are infected with the
hepatitis C virus (HCV).
Hepatitis C is referred to as
the "silent epidemic" because
most people are unaware they
are infected due to a lack of
symptoms. The disease often lies
undetected for 20-30 years, and
is a leading cause of liver cirrho-
sis and liver failure.
Sorensen encourages all
adults who are at increased risk
for infection to get tested and "
know their hepatitis status."
DOH's Hepatitis Program pro-
motes educational and preven-
tion activities, including free
hepatitis A and B vaccines and
free laboratory testing for hepa-
titis B and C for adults at in-


creased risk for infection or the
serious consequences of infec-
tion.
Hepatitis C is usually spread
through contact with blood con-
taining the virus. Exposure to
hepatitis can occur by:
Receiving a transfusion of
blood or blood products before
1992;
Sharing needles to inject'
drugs (even once, many years
ago);
1* Receiving a tattoo or having
a body part pierced with an un-
sterilized needle;
Sharing a straw to inhale
drugs. Small amountsof blood
on the straw ,may spread ;the vi-
rus;
Accidental sticks with used
needles or other accidental expo-
sure to blood;
Sharing razors, nail clip-,
pers, scissors, or toothbrushes;
and
Being born to a mother with
HCV. .
All individuals infected with
HCV should be vaccinated for
hepatitis A (HAV) and hepatitis
B (HBV), as both viruses can
cause further liver damage.
Hepatitis A is transmitted by
eating food or drinking water
that has been contaminated with
human waste (feces). Hepatitis B
is spread through contact with.
the blood or body fluids of an in-
fected person.
For more information, visit
hyperlink www.doh.state.fl.us.


Free Medication for

Florida Seniors Program

Application Extended


Florida seniors will have an
additional three months to ap-
ply for free prescription medica-
tion' following an agreement
with pharmaceutical giant
Medco, Attorney General
Charlie Crist announced.
The settlement provided eli-
gible Florida seniors with the
opportunity to receive free pre-
scription drug benefits. This
latest agreement is designed to
help more Florida consumers
..- benefit from the state's prior
settlement with Medco, ex-
tending the deadline for distri-
bution of the benefits to July
-- 20, 2006.
The free medication pro.
gram, the result of an April
--- 2004 settlement between the
Attorney General's Office and
Medco, will distribute generic
medication to citizens who are:
at least 60 years of age.
S considered low-income (in-
'" comes below 200 percent of the
federal poverty line, or no
more than $19,836 per year for
individuals or $24,973 per year
for couples)
.- not receiving Medicaid
-- -. services
- -- The Attorney General's Of-
S fice, in conjunction with the
Department of Elder Affairs,
a .. ~completed an initial mailing to
S .- 8,000 seniors to inform them of
S "- '* the program. Follow-up calls
S" were completed this week and
were accompanied by a second
mailing to an additional pool of
citizens, notifying them of the
program's expansion. I
The longer time period and
expanded eligibility will enable
a larger number of senior citi-
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eligible for up to $300 of pre-
scription drug benefit.
Florida and 19 other states
had alleged, that Medco en-
couraged prescribers to switch
patients to different prescrip-
tion drugs without fully dis-
closing the resulting savings
from drug manufacturers.
Medco is changing its busi-
ness practices to inform pa-
tients of their option to de-
cline drug switches and be re-
imbursed for the costs of drug-
related switches. Of the 20
states involved, Florida was
the only state that refused a
cash settlement, opting instead
for funds for a generic drug dis-
tribution program for needy
elderly citizens.
. The drug distribution option
has a 25 percent greater net
worth than the cash settle-
ment, amounting to $2.3 mil-
lion.
Eligible elderly Floridians
are encouraged to respond
promptly to the mailed notice
and return a signed authoriza-
tion form to participate in the
medication distribution pro-
gram. A welcome package from
Medco will be sent to partici-
pants that will guide them
through the benefits of the
program.
For more information about
the Free Generic Prescriptions
by Mail program, elders and
caregivers can call the Depart-
ment of Elder Affairs' Elder
Helpline at 1-800-96-ELDER
(1-800-963-5337) and ask to
speak to a SHINE (Serving
Health Insurance Needs of
Elders) counselor.


Arthritis Seminar

Planned March 12


Take Control 2005: Arthritis
Diagnosis, Treatment and.Man-
agement, an all day educational
seminar and luncheon, will be
presented by the Arthritis Foun-
dation on Saturday, March 12, at
the Safety Harbor Resort and
Spa.
Arthritis can destroy joint tis-
~^ sue, damage internal organs,
shorten life expectancy and may
" deprive individuals of physical
* and financial independence. The
-- various forms of arthritis and re-
latedd conditions can affect any-
one, regardless of age, gender or
race.
S- More than 4.2 million indi-
S"" viduals or 33.7 percent of people
in the state of Florida are deal-
ing with the affects of arthritis.
-- With a large demand from peo-
-- ple who want to learn how to
"take control" of arthritis and re-
lated diseases, the Arthritis
Foundation is offering the fifth
annual Taking Control Seminar
,Series.
o- h- The first in this year's series
S ~will focus on arthritis treat-
S ments: drugs and:alternatives:
Specialists in the medical
field, including rheumatology,
- *- exercise and counseling and
physical therapy will share infor-
o nation n proper, diagnosis, the
treatments for arthritis and how
-- 0 to "take control."
-* Seminar topics include:
Oriental Medicine
** Pain Medications and Your
'Body
-* History of Arthritis Treat-
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In's and Out's of Surgery
Using Your Meds Safely -
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What is a Healthy Lifestyle


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Read The Democrat


Battle of Bands Benefits;

Hemophilia Foundation,
Finalists from' two battles of would like to register can signA
the bands rounds will take the up at www.getoutthesong.com o0
stage in competition for the op- 866-424-SONG.
portunity to have their music The Hemophilia Foundationi
heard by important figures in of Greater Florida is hosting ti,,"
the music industry, with pro- event to benefit people affected/
ceeds benefiting the Hemophilia by bleeding disorders like hemoA;
Foundation of Greater Florida. philia and von Willebrand di ,-
The event will be held Satur- ease that prevent blood fr.iii'
day, March 5, from 11 a.m. to 4 clotting properly.
p.m. in the Pegasus Ballroom at Founded in 1996, The H.rii.-
the University of Central Flor- philia Foundation of GU-at.-'
ida, 4000 Central Florida Boule- Florida, a 501 (c) (3) no:n-pr:itii.
4ard, Orlando. organization works to improve;
Judges will be MTV Talent the lives of people affected I-,
Developer Wendy McSwain and bleeding disorders throigi ed.i-
the vice-president of Trans Con- cation, advocacy, and re:-eirch.
tinental Records, Bob Fischetti, The foundation provides a broad
will judge the battle hosted by range of informational and edi-:
MTV VJ SuChin Pak. SIRIUS national programs and Fsr. i.e.s,
Satellite Radio Format Manager many in cooperation with a ri-
Rich McLaughlin will offer the tional network of local chapters
winner professional advice HFGF supports efforts to tind
Tickets are available by rais- better treatmQnts and a cure h.r
ing $25 or more. Those who raise hemophilia, von Willebrand dis-a,
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Out the Song!Battle of the orders.
Bands T-shirt. Participants who

Colorectal Cancer

Treatment Lecture


Treatment options for colorec-
tal cancer will be the topic of a
free lecture on Tuesday, March
8, in the conference room at the
Center for Cancer Care & Re-
search,, 1730 Lakeland Hills
Boulevard in Lakeland.
Presented by The Watson
Clinic Foundation the program
will be from 5:30 to 7 p.m.
Speakers will discuss the lat-
est in colorectal cancer informa-
tion as it relates to their respec-
tive fields:
Diagnoses and Treatment Op-
tions Dr. Louis Saco, a gastro-
enterologist with Watson Clinic


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Surgical Procedures Dr. -rlack
Thigpen, a general surgeon wit I
Watson Clinic LLP
Radiation Therapy Options -
Dr. Sandra Sha, a radiation orn-
cologist with the Center t':.r Can-
cer Care & Research
Chemotherapy Options D .i
Luis Franco, a hematologist on-
cologist with the Center for (Can
cer Care & Research
Refreshments.' will be pro-
vided. Since seating is limited, .
those interested should reserve
their spot by calling the Watson
Clinic Foundation at 668-3415. 2


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by Spencer Duhm
In an attempt to wear off the rust caused
by the extensive off season, the Bartow
Yellow Jacket baseball team entered a pre-
season tournament hosted by Lake Gibson
High School. .
The two day event, held February 17 and
18, gave the players a break from lengthy
afternoon practices while allowing the
coaches to assess their team's strengths
and weaknesses.
"Our practices usually last for approxi-
mately three hours, so it was a relief to
finally get on the field and play an actual
game against a real opponent", remarked
sophomore Chris Broadhead.
The first game did not result in a favor-
able outcome for BHS, as the combined


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Sports Spotlight


Wrestling Wrap Up


BHS wrestler topples the competition
with this swift move.


by Spencer Duhm
High school athletes around the county
strive all season to perfect their skills in
order to attain success at the district tour-
nament.
Thus as the 2005 District Wrestling Tour-
nament approached earlier this. month,
the Bartow wrestling squad worked tire-
lessly to perfect their form, technique, and
conditioning in preparation for the tour-
nament looming at the end of their sched-
ule.
"We practiced hard for long hours, doing
live resting against teammates in. dif-


trict titles.
Angel Rivera, Ellis McRoy, and Demont
DeMartinez led Coach Tillis' team with
their individual championships, while
other wrestlers such as David Loaring and
Ian Parker contributed valuable points to
the team score.
Bartow captured third place in the dis-
trict, slightly behind District champion
Lake Wales and.runner-up Sebring.
The successful tournament created an
optimistic mood for the team as they pre-
pare to head into Regional competition in
late February.


Track & Field Transient


by Spencer Duhm
The intense work outs and demanding
training sessions in the afternoon heat
began early this month for the Bartow
boys and girls track and field teams. The
boys prepare to defend their 2004 District
title and the girls hope to improve their
runner-up status by unseating the Lake
Wales Lady Highlanders'as District cham-
pions.
In an attempt to surpass last season's
accomplishments, the BHS athletic direc-
tor, Mrs. Cobb, added two new coaches to
the Track and Field staff. Coach Jones,
mother of sprinter Matt Jones, takes the
reins of the boys team, while Coach
Leggett will manage and train all of the
sprinters. Coach Hodges, who did an out-
standing job in leading the girls 4 x 800
meter team to the State Meet last season,
will retain control of all of the long-dis-
tance runners.
Since the beginning of the February, the
revamped coaching staff have worked dili-
gently in the afternoons to prepare the
track and field athletes for the season. The
sprinters run numerous repeats in prac-
tice, ranging from 100 meters to 400
meters, while also perfecting their running
form and completing aerobic warm-ups.
They also practice hand-offs and using
starting blocks, since a dropped baton and
a false start ended both the boys and girls
2004 seasons, respectively.
The long distance coaches created a rug-
ged work-out for their runners as well.
The 800 meter to 3200 meter runners run
anywhere I.'on snix-and-a-half miles to
1000 meter ; epats on any given day of
practice.
"Praci .-. season have gc e t;(,ter
than evc, f, 1hat oul coach( e
incorp 't, .'. '. st 'n h t :
plyomet, in.'.' (,".Tning linni:_, h"\.


definitely helped," remarked junior long
distance runner Ansley Wales. The entire
team shares the optimistic outlook on the
new season.
Aside from the pre-season meet to be held
in Sebring this month, the first chance to
watch the 2005 Yellow Jacket track and
field team, with both new coaches and new
uniforms, will 'come on March 4 at Lake
Region High School.


by Diana Thomp-
son
The J.V softball
team defeated
Lake Region 13-0
on February 17,
2005. Cahdance
Howell, the fresh-
man pitcher, gave
up only two hits
while striking out
eight batters on
the night, leading
the Lady Jackets
to their inaugural'
win of the season. After practice
The top three hit- poses fo
ters on the night
included Emily Ricketts who had a single
and a double, Kayla Willis who contributed
two hits and Diana Thompson added two
hits and a stolen base, and Amanda Miller
produced two hits also.
The Varsity softball team defeated
George Jenkins 2-0 on February 18, 2005.


Lindsaay
Littlejohn
dominated her
opponents giv-
ing up only one
hit and striking
out seven. The
leading hitters
on the might in-
cluded Britta
Giddens with
two hits a piece,
one run scored,
and two stolen
bases; Lindsay
he varsity team Littlejohn with
a picture. one hit, one run
batted'in; Staci
Fernandez also with one hit and a run
scored; Kara Rutenbar with one hit and
Whitney Little with one hit. Staci
Fernandez said "Our game Friday turned
out to be a really good game.Both teams
fought hard. Over all I think we could do
A LOT BETTER."


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"The main thing I
would sacrifice is fast
food and candy. This
is a period of suffer-
ance that we com-
memorate for the for-
giveness of sins.
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lent."
--Tommie Jackson


f I had to give up
anything I would
loose my clothes.
ent to me is the
uff in your belly
button.
Martin Carter


"Drinking sodas is a -'
good thing to give up
if I were to give some-
thing up."
--Megan Lyle


"Lent is something
,-:" that isn't important
_7 to me. Its ok for oth-
ers, but its just not
my thing."
--Jenna Allen



"1 don't practice
lent." --K.therine
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ferent weight
classes in order to
prepare for our dif-
ficult district
matches" explained
Ellis McRoy, re-
cently crowned dis-
trict champion.
All of the prepara-
tions paid huge divi-
dends come Febru-
ary 11, the day of the
DistUrict Tourna-
ment, as nine
Bartow wrestlers
advanced to.
Regionals. Three
Yellow Jacketl tra-
versed their weight
class bracket un-
touched, claiming,
their respective dis-


"I'm not giving up
anything for lent. I
believe lent is giving
up something to be-
come closer to God,
in theory."
--Amanda Davis



"I am not Catholic,
therefore I'm not
giving anything up
for lent."
S --Larry Slick

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'Karate and self-
defense is a good
sacrifice to give up.
'ou find lent in "
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pitching effort from Drew Collier; Bran-
don Patterson, and Derek Darby could not
cool off the hotbats from the Lake Gibson
Braves, as the host defeated Bartow, 11-1.
Coach Danapolis' team prevented a sec-
ond straight loss to open the preseason by
routing the Kathleen Red Devils, 14-4. A
triple, missing from the first game, by Josh
Ward contributed to the scoring and helped
make up for the lack of offense from the
previous night. Two junior pitchers,
Michael Leckie and Jack Murphy, held the
Devils to only four runs and combined for
the win.
The preseason allowed the Yellow Jack-
ets to work out any problems before the
regular season schedule starts, which be-
gins in late February.


Yellow


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A Supplement of the Polk County Democrat

Volume 13, Issue 6 Bartow Senior High 1270 S. Broadway Bartow, FL (863) 534-7400 February 2005


Parkesdale Farms Offers


Tasty Treats


Softball Starts Off with Wins


IB sophomores Jackie Simons and Mae
Mercado enjoy world-famous shortcake.


by Mae Mercado and Jacquelyn Simons
Plant City houses one of the most well-
known places to order strawberry
shortcake, Parkesdale Farms. Not only a
great place for strawberries, this market
also sells a variety of fruits and vegetables.
However. the -.niv.i. ,.-i deserts draw
most of Parkesdaie crowd.
When first arriving to the market, do not
feel threatened by i.he long line of people,
because the chefs have an assembly line
in order to efficiently serve their famous
shortcake delicacy. Customers can order
their strawberry shortcake in several dif-
ferent ways, ranging from shortcakes with
ice cream, without cake, no whip cream,
and with dairy cream just to name a few.
Strawberry milkshakes also add another
selection to the delicious dessert menu.
The majority agrees that everything
tastes great, but they ultimately choose


strawberry shortcake as their favi
One group of eight visiting from Pen


vania unanimously shouted that "Straw-
berry shortcake is our favorite because it's
delicious, fresh, yummy, and big!" Straw-
berry shortcake's price, $2.50, seems noth-
ing in comparison to what people pay for
gas im order to make it off the beaten path
to Parkesdale Farms.
Friends usually recommend Parkesdale
Farmis to their loved ones, passing on the
tasty secret by word of mouth. One fam-
ily visits the market at least five times a
year. The family explained that the straw-
berry shortcake "was partly healthy."
The workers estimate serving about a
thousand a day. Open all week from 9 AM
to 6 PM, Parkesdale remains open from
January through April. Try their world-
renowned strawberry shortcake while the
time still lasts.


Driving Safely Saves Lives


by Michaelyn Robitzsch
The car comes to a screeching halt, fling-
ing its passengers forward.
In a split second, that metal-on-metal,
contact can either change or end a life.
Being involved in a wreck can be un-
nerving. Something as simple as eating,
changing the radio, or chatting on a cell
phone can cause a person to make a deadly
error while in the driver's seat.
The biggest step towards adulthood
could be the day that a teen finally passes
their driving test and receives that one-
way ticket to freedom. The driver then
becomes ultimately responsible for the ac-
tions he/she does while behind the wheel.
No matter' how carefully teens drive,
they can still be involved in a collision.
They cannot control the actions of fellow
drivers on the road.
BHS Junior Melissa Bryan recently
found herself involved in an accident. She
commented, "I looked up, the car was there
and I tried to stop, but it was too late."
Both Melissa and her passenger, junior
Meghan Forris,e. received minor injuries
from the release of tlh a' bags.
',. ,- ,this accident d d not end in ma-
jur inrlj or even fatE .it had all of the
_- ;,-, ., of any oft' vasting crashes
one sees on the nikht n'ws.


According to a press release from the
Florida Drivers Association, in 2002, teens
caused 23% of all of the fatal crashes. That
means 6,322 young people lost their lives.
These- numbers may seem like they do
not include Polk County teens. Sometimes
teens have a hard time realizing that they
are not invincible. Students also seem not
realize that they can also cause another
person to lose their life because of a simple
error that seems harmless, at the time.
When a teen's unsafe driving causes the
death of another person, they can suffer
from irreparable psychological damage, and.
depending on the circumstances, legal ac-
tion may be takdn. Teens should act re-
sponsibly and remain aware at all times
in order to prevent disaster.
Because of such high percentages, the
Florida Drivers Association recently an-
nounced the commencement of a new web
site focused.on educating teens in the eti-
quette of driving safely.
The site, www.HighSchoolDriver.com,
addresses topics such as drinking while
driving and wearing seat belts, while also
providing teens with entertainment to pre-
vent boredom.
Vaiih all of the information this site of-
fer.s, teens have the opportunity to edu-
cate themselves a.nd in ,m ll"e statistic.


Florida Writes Held


by Mae Mercado
February 8, a normal day to most stu-
dents at BHS, brought a year full of an-
tacipation and anxiety to an end. With all
the work students did for the past year,
the FCAT Writes finally made way into the
classroom to test students on grammati-
cal mechanics and their ability to write a
timed essay with a given prompt.
At any rate, BHS students believe prepa-
ration prior to taking the standardized test
helped to appease difficulty while writing
an essay. Last year, 94% of BHS students
and 100% of IB students passed the FCAT
Writes with a score of 3 or higher, 6 being
the highest. The FCAT Writes state aver-
age stands at 91%. Possessing such suc-
cessful results on the FCAT contributes to
BHS' acceleration from a "D" school to its
current standing, a "C" school. With the
IB school's outstanding results, they also
continue their status as the only "A" school
orite. in Polk County.
Insyl- Mrs. Amy Hardee, an English teacher at


BHS,'IB, consistently drilled FCA.1 Klls
with her students. Raising the bar for her
IB. cases, she also integrated SAT prep
into FCAT review. 23 BHS/IB students. all
taught by Mrs. Hardee, made a perfect 6
on the FCAT.
"Judging by their reaction the following
day, the students were confident and noth-
ing surprised them on the test," said Mrs.
Hardee.
Expecting more perfect scores this year,
Mrs. Hardee also commented, "Since we
had a total of 23 BHS and IB students
make a 6 last year, I hope for 24 students
this year!"
To add to the students' confidence, Joe
Stidham, a 10th grader at IB, said, "I think
I did really well on the FCAT; however, the
prompt was contrived." In addition.
Kathryn Mammel, also a 10th grader at
IB, said, "I think the FCAT Writes went
well, and I am confident that we were wel!
prepared for the reading, math, and sc-
ence [portions to come]."


Celebrate February,


Black History Month


by Christopher Philip
Early February marks the birthdays of
Abraham Lincoln and Frederick Douglass,
two men that made a world of difference
for the American people at a time when
one man could legally own another.
Lincoln became the sixteenth President
of the United States in 1861. His inaugu-
ration frightened the South, prompting
South Carolina to secede and declare war.
Though dark days of depression often
consumed Lincoln, he remained "A firm
believer in the people. If given the truth,
they can be depended upon to meet any
national crises. The great point is to bring
them the real facts."
Lincoln first fought only to preserve the
United States as a whole, saying, "IfI could
save the Union without freeing any slave,
I would do it; if I could save it by freeing
all the slaves, I would do it; and if I could
do it by freeing some and leaving others
alone, I would also do that."
A shrewd executive, Lincoln avoided of-
fending the Border States, which held
slaves but sided with the North. In order
to make the most of his precarious situa-
tion, he chose to free only the slaves in the
states that continued in their rebellion.
The Emancipation Proclamation, which
declared, "All persons held as slaves within
any State or designated part of a State the
people whereof shall then be in rebellion
against the United States shall be then,
thence forward, and forever free."
This bold maneuver undermined the
Southern war effort and prevented Europe
from sending support to the 1 1-member
Confederate States of America.
In fact, EBritain anc F-an.'e symp.;. ized
with the smaller, ill-equippeo and .itly.
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Lincoln knew that Europe would remain
neutral, while also drawing support from
newly "released" black workers who ham-
pered Confederate efforts from their side
1865 saw the end of the war; soon after.
Reconstruction began, as the former
Rebels tried to put their lives back to-
gether. Even as the Radical Republicans
launched their campaign to severely chas-
tise the shattered South, Lincoln died, as-
sassinated by a disgruntled actor's bullet.
Frederick Douglass, born as Frederick
Baily, grew up in Maryland as a slave. Sent
to live with his grandmother at a young
age, he learned life's lessons early on, due
to the violent tendencies of his master,
Aaron Anthony.
Though he ran away, the bitter memo-
ries continued to hound him, such as those
of being herded "like pigs" to a trough
where he fought with his siblings for the
scarce cornmeal.
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Contents

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Editorial

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Movie Reviews
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Editorial: Political Correctness


b, Jessica Metzger
The desire to avoid offending a fellow
he' g or injuring his feelings runs abnor-
mally high in today's society. Political cor-
rec .iess reigns, painstakingly censoring
eve-v aspect of the spoken or written word.
S)met.mes the-e acts of political cor-
Sctness become '._ ore tmn mere eu-
pnemisms, stifling rue expression and ac-
curate description in favor of sparing
someone's emotions.
Everyone knows and uses the terms
such as "hearing impaired" in place of
"deaf." Recently, Reuter's global head of
news, Stephen Jukes, added the word "ter-
rorist" to that list, announcing not to use
"terrorist" in reference to terrorist acts.
Jukes declared, "We all know that one
man s terrorist is another man's freedom
fighter and that Reuters upholds the prin-
ciple that we do not use the word terror-
ist. We're trying to treat everyone on a level
playing field. To be frank, it adds little to
call the attack on the World Trade Center
a terrorist attack."
9/11 no longer falls under the category
of a terrorist attack? Striking from use a
word that accurately describes a person
and/or action to avoid offending a radical
faction (considered by most of the world
as bad) seems rather absurd.
Recently, many journalists have called
into question political correctness and its
language-hindering, reminiscent of
George Orwell's eye-opening novel '1984.'
Ifjournalists follow Jukes' advice, the next
terrorists may be "freedom fighters."
Dr. Kenneth Jernigan, a leader of the
National Federation of the Blind, an-
nounced in a speech he gave in 1994 that
"Euphemisms and the politically correct


language which they exemplify are some-
times only prissy, sometimes ridiculous,
and sometimes tiresome... At their worst
they obscure clear thinking and damage
the very people and causes they claim to
benefit.'
At their convention, the National Fed-
eration o' the Blind created a resolution
stating the term blind, not "visually im-
paired," accurately describes their physi-
cal condition. The resolution explained
that these euphemisms misled the public
because they lack the equivalence of the
term blind "Impaired" or"challenged"
denotes that some degree of eyesight still
remains in the individual's optics, while
in the case of blindness, eyesight is com-
pletely lacking.
The resolution concluded, "We believe
that it is respectable to be blind, and al-
though we have no particular pride in the
fact of our blindness, neither do we have
any shame in it. To the extent that euphe-
misms are used to convey any other con-
cept or image, we deplore such use. We can
make our own way in the world on equal
terms with others, and we intend to do it."
Issues bred into today's generation as
an off-set of the Civil Rights Movement
and the age of sensitivity need evaluation
to see if they still exist to the same degree
and severity as they once did. This plea to
stop political correctness does not trans-
late into a demand for increased hatred.
Society needs to develop a thicker skin
and recognize that some words serve their
purpose in conveying absolute under-
standing. When society starts deleting vo-
cabulary, communication becomes more
ambiguous, turning reality into a para-
digm of uncertainty.


Faculty Focus: Mrs. Putnam


MAirs. Futnam

by Jessica Langsdon
Mrs. Lee Putnam has many disciplinary
responsibilities as the dean of the Bartow
Charter School. Mrs. Putnam takes care
of discipline problems and other duties.


She graduated college from Western
Carolina University, where she majored in
Physical Education.
Mrs. Putnam worked as a PE. teacher
at BHS in the late 80s and early 90s. Then
she went on to teach at Ft. Meade Middle
Senior High, but BHS's great atmosphere
brought her back.
She has lived in the Bartow area for
twelve years and actually graduated from
BHS in 1983. Now she lives in Alturas with
her husband, Will, and her three children,
Courtney, an 8th grader, William, a 6th
grader, and her one year old baby, Robby.
She also shares her house with two pets,
a dog named Hamlin and a cat named
Jackie.
Mrs. Putnam does not plan on changing
jobs anytime soon.
"I would love to stay around for a while
and do what I can at BCS," she said.


Panera Bread Comes to Lakeland


by Courtney Sela
Bread lovers' excitement rises as the ol-
ive green and mustard yellow building un-
dergoes construction on the empty lot on
South Florida Avenue. This bakery-cafe,
which in a short time may become a Lake-
land favorite, originated along the east
coast of United States in 1981. The
founders Louis Kane and Ron Shaich
named the bakery-cafe Au Bon Pain until
in 1999 they ultimately changed the name
to Panera Bread. 701 Panera Breads
spread over thirty-five states and in March,
Lakelanders will welcome the 702nd.
The Lakeland Panera Bread will proudly
showcase their craft in bread making.
They will offer a variety of breads includ-
ing: Cinnamon Raisin Bread, which has
swirls of cinnamon; Focaccia, a traditional
flat Italian bread; and Artisan Stone-Milled
Rye, made with chopped rye kernels and
caraway seeds. Panera Bread also offers
bagels, such as the Asiago cheese bagel, the
everything bagel, and the French toast ba-


gel, with cream cheese for those looking
for a quick bite to eat in the morning.
Panera Bread also provides Lakeland
with a delicate and quaint cafe, which of-
fers soups, salads, sandwiches, and past-
ries. Employees offer soups such as the
classic baked potato soup or broccoli ched-
dar soup. Sandwiches such as the prima
chicken or turkey artichoke panini will
provide a delicious lunch. Customers can
also enjoy the light and healthy lunch of a
a Greek salad or grilled chicken Caesar
salad. One can end their meal with a fresh
pastry, dessert, or sweet, which employees
will make using a original recipe and no
preservatives. Favorites include the car-
rot walnut mini bundt cake, the very
chocolate brownie, and the cobblestone.
Some customers believe that the the
menu allows for one to experience a great
meal in a warm and inviting environment.
Lakeland customers anticipate Panera to
live up to their motto: "We are home. We
are family We are friends. We are Panera."


Stress Takes Its Toll
by Michaelyn teens deal with
Robitzsch stress. Pupils put
- Somewhere un- off their work
derneath a pile of '. until later, until
homework and eventually they
books weary -.. find themselves
Bartow High pulling an all-
School students nighter trying to
scan the assign- write an 'A' wor-
ments that lay be- thy research pa-
fore them. per. This type of
With all of the stress causes stu-
responsibilitiesFA dents to have
that weigh on stu-L mental break-
dents' shoulders, Stress rears its ugly head in BHS downs, and they
the added pres- sophomore Diana Thompson's life, may begin to


sure that stress brings makes the load
seem unbearable.
Many students become overwhelmed
and find themselves in the dark when it
comes to dealing with stress, others like
Ginny Harris, a BHS junior, finds that,
"playing video games and watching TV"
help her to escape from her stress.
Students often find themselves having
only an hour or two to complete homework
after school before they head off to work
or to household chores. For those students,
it seems as if they cannot finish all they
have to accomplish before they begin an-
other day.
Procrastination seems to be another way


make bad grades because they fail to spend
enough time on their work. Students must
learn to prioritize. They must learn the ba-
sics of time management in order to eradi-
cate stress from their lives.
Making a list or a schedule will help stu-
dents manage their time and complete
their homework with less of a headache.
Rank tasks in order of one another. The
first items listed should consist of those
due first, then set a time limit for each in-
dividual assignment.
With the installment of a schedule, stu-
dents will find that they can complete as-
signments and also. have time to do the
things they enjoy.


Black History Month: Continued from Page I


Long before the war began, Douglass
eagerly fought for blacks around the coun-
try. A fiery speaker, a series of lectures
sponsored by the American Anti-Slavery
Society (AAS) propelled him to instant
fame.
His biography helped him to attract glo-
bal attention, following which he began
the publication of his own newspaper, the
North Star, with the motto, "Right is of
no sex Truth is of no color God is the
Father of us all, and we are all Brethren."
An activist all his life, he served as an
adviser to President Lincoln during the
tumultuous Civil War years. When the
AAS proposed to disband with the adop-
tion of the thirteenth amendment to the
Constitution freeing all slaves, Douglass
rebutted that, "Slavery is not abolished
until the black man has the ballot."
Afer lobbying support from the Radical
Republicans and pushing many of his
goals through Congress, Frederick
Douglass died in early 1895. Black public
schools closed for mourning, as thousands

Flip Flops Have
by Jessica Langsdon
With spring on its way, girls and boys
alike have started digging their flip flops
out of messy closets, exposing their cute
and sometimes, not so cute toes.
Most girls have cute toes because they
use the proper hygienic methods to keep
their feet looking good; however, a recent
trend in guys wearing flops caught some
attention. Generally speaking, guys do not
follow the habitual rules for being well
groomed, especially in the area of their
feet. Michael Leckie, a junior at BHS
said, "I don't have a problem with guys
wearing flops, I wear them occasionally. I
don't really pay attention to people's feet."
The new fashion trend on the rise, guys
should check into cleaning up their grubby
feet. Nobody wants to see nasty, grungy
feet during class.
Lawana Thomas, also a junior at BHS
loves flip flops. "I wear them all the time,
I have a pair of flops to match every out-
fit! I have to make sure my feet are look-
ing great though, so the night before I give
myself a pedicure and that lasts about a
week."
With Florida's unusually hot winters,
Floridians wear flip flops year round. Girls
routinely wear flops on the coldest days of
the year, often saying, "beauty is sacrifice,"


crowded into aWashington church for one
last look at their fierce protector.
Traditionally, students celebrate Black
History Month by studying the life of a
particular African-American who im-
pacted this country every day.
Blacks celebrated range from Maya
Angelou, who said, "Self-pity in its early
stage is as snug as a feather mattress.
Only when it hardens does it become un-
comfortable," to the Rev. Martin Luther
King, Jr., the father of the Civil Rights
Movement, who stirred the blood of pas-
sive blacks with the words, "Freedom is
never voluntarily given by the oppressor:
it must be demanded by the oppressed."
Even today, the battle rages on. Stand-
ing up against racial discrimination aund
ethnic injustices, powerful voices continue
to fight for equality. Despite ideological dif-
ferences, cultural warriors such as Barack
Obama and Jesse Jackson refuse to let a
complacent America forget its duties, an
ambition that deserves lauding from all
people.

BHS in a Frenzy
as their blue toes chip off from the frost-
bite.
Stores offer multitudes of flip flops for
customers to buy. They come in every color
of the rainbow and several shapes and
sizes. Nery Saucedo, a senior at BHS be-
lieves, "Pacsun is the best store to buy flip
flops. They have so many styles and they
usually have good deals."


The Yellow Jacket
Bartow Senior High
1270 S. Broadway
Bartow, FL 33830
(863) 533-7400 ext. 2470
(863) 534-0077
Issue 6 Volume 13
Published every two weeks by
The Polk County Democrat
Editor-in-Chief:
Jessica Metzger
Co Editor-in-Chief:
Brittney Buckley
Layout:
Amanda Reecer
Reporters:
Ashley Archer Vanessa Nichols
Star Arnold Christopher Philip
Spencer Duhm Michaelyn Robitzsch
Destiny Franklin Courtney Sela
Jessica Langsdon Jacquelyn Simons
Mae Mercado Emily Smith
Rusty Music Diana Thompson
Adviser: Rebecca Turner


SPCA Pets Need Homes


by Brittney Buckley
Every year in the United States, millions
of cats, dogs, and other domestic animals
die in animal shelters. Pet overpopulation
forces shelters to euthanize some animals
to make room for new ones.
People who buy their pets from pet stores
or breeders, as well as those who have not
spayed or neutered their pets, only add to
the problem. For each puppy or kitten bred
and bought, another animal in a shelter
must die, and more money goes to the
breeders to start the cycle anew.


Special


Olympics

by Jacquelyn Simons
Students from all over Polk County trav-
eled to Bartow High School February 12,
to attend the annual Special Olympics.
Bartow High School has hosted the Spe-
cial Olympics for six years. Anyone en-
rolled in middle school or older may attend
this event and activity filled day.
Saturday, February 12 started out with
volunteers arriving to setup at 7:00 am.
The buses carrying the champions began
to arrive at 8:30 and the teams signed in.
Following the sign-in, the teams lined up
on the track and all the participants and
volunteers walked the "Olympic March,"
which consisted of walking one lap around
the track. Students sang the anthem and
did the pledge and participants headed off
to compete in their events.
Most of the events consisted of track
events such as 50 yard wheelchair race and
the 100 yard walk. Other events included
bocce(lawn bowling), tennis, and bike
riding. While not participating in an event,
students had the opportunity to hang out
with other participants and listen to mu-
sic. Students caught the Publix and State
Farm mascots getting their groove on to
the hip music. Also, the fire department
showed off their fire truck and let the stu-
dents sit in the driver's seat. One volun-
teer felt that sitting in the driver's seat
felt "pretty cool seeing all the technology
they put into it. It was interesting listen-
ing to the firemen telling me all about it."
Participants rested at noon and ate a
hearty lunch. Volunteers served the stu-
dents chips, cookies, a hot dog, and a coke.
After relaxing under the Oak trees the
participants returned to their events.
The participants received 1st, 2nd, and
3rd place ribbons for their events. After a
long day, the students boarded their blses
at 3:00 pm, exhausted, but satisfied with
their accomplishments.
Volunteers too had a great time working
and talking with the participants. Mrs.
Cobb commented that, "[Hosting the Spe-
cial Olympics] gives the volunteers an un-
believable outlook on life. The participants
are extremely happy with the littlest
things. It makes the volunteers appreci-
ate life more."


Winter Haven's Humane Society became
a no-kill shelter after witnessing the dev-
astating effects of this school year's three
major hurricanes. The storms left many
animals homeless, overfilling the shelter
with animals in need and the hearts of
employees with compassion.
Lakeland's Society for the Prevention of
Cruelty to Animals (SPCA) also offers dogs
and cats for adoption by responsible fami-
lies. They provide vaccination and spay-
ing/neutering services for all animals,
whether adopted from their shelter or not.
Many BHS students and teachers have
chosen to save a life by adopting from the
SPCA. Journalism teacher Rebecca
Turner owns three adopted cats. Of her
choice to adopt, she said, "They have a
wide variety of breeds, ages, and types of
animals, and I like the idea that I'm res-
cuing an animal that wouldn't have a home
otherwise."
IB senior Jessica Wheeler commented,
"We didn't get our cat [at the SPCA], but
we got him neutered and vaccinated there.
I volunteer there once or twice a month,
helping with the pets they bring to malls
for adoption weekends."
Anyone considering a new, furry addition
to their family should stop by the SPCA or
Humane Society before going anywhere
else. The multitude of pets there await a
second chance at life.


Jacket Buzz

by Jessica Langsdon and Jackie Simons
On Saturday, February 4, Special Olym-
pics competitor Kia Turner received first
place ribbons for both the 100 and 200
meter run. Joe Ward and Arthur Perkins
received first place ribbons for bocce (lawn
bowling); Chris Perkins received second
place. All students will compete in the
Area Games March 19 at USF in Tampa.
Bartow Yellow Jackets junior varsity and
varsity cheerleading team will participate
in the Florida State Fair on February 19.
See Class of 2007 for Jacket Spirit Cards.
The cards contain discounts or free items
from Bartow area businesses: Pizza Hut,
Wendy's, Subway, Sonic, and much more.
For more information, contact the BHS
main office or call 519-8516. For only ten
dollars, the cards have unlimited use
through December 31, 2006.
The county changed the dates for this
year's FCAT testing. Testing will start
March 7 with reading for 9th and 10th
graders, and also for retakers. The follow-
ing day, 9th and 10th graders and retakers
will complete the math portion of the test.
March 10, students in 11th grade will take
the FCAT science. NRT will then be given
to all 9th and 10th graders on March 10.
While the freshmen and sophomores take
their FCAT tests, juniors-and seniors will
participate in the 2005 Career Expo.
The Polk County Youth Fair will occur
March 12 through March 18. Students in
FFA have worked extremely hard all year
to prepare for this date. Students in this
club will showcase both plants and ani-
mals. Students entered citrus trees, cattle,
hogs, rabbits, poultry, and horses.
Calendar will take place April 4 at 6:30
in the auditorium. SCA decided on the
theme "The French Riviera" for next
year's calendar. The interviews for Mr. and
Ms. BHS will take place March 29. Jun-
iors must have at least a 2.5 GPA in order
to participate in the contest.
YJP nominated Brant Wells, an IB se-
nior, to be this year's "Polk County High
School Video Productions Student of the
Year." Brant also represents IB journalism
in the Silver Garland award.
The prom fashion show and expo will
take place February 28, from 5:00-8:00 pm
in the BHS cafeteria. Students can sign
up for hair, nail, and tanning appoint-
ments. The tickets cost $3.00 in advance
and $5.00 at the door.


Hitch Wins Laughs
by Courtney Sela
As Valentine's Day approached, Colum-
bia Pictures decided to release Hitch, the
motion picture directed by Andy Tennant.
For many couples, it provided a comical
and romantic movie for Valentine's Day.
The combined talent of Will Smith, who
played Alex Hitchens, and Kevin James,
who played the role of Albert, kept the
audience rolling on the floor in laughter.
Eva Mendes (Sara Melas) filled the screen
with beauty and poise, but also added her
own element of comedy.
Alex Hitchens, known by the desperate
men of Manhattan as Hitch, dedicated his
life to help men snag women. Albert
Brennaman, a clumsy and overlooked ac-
countant, called the "date doctor" in
search for help to woo the "love of his life,"
Allegra Cole.
While guiding Albert through his first
three dates, Sara Melas, a prominent gos-
sip journalist, caught the eye of Hitch, who
in following his own advice put on the
charm to win a date with Sara. The disas-
trous first date had Hitch wondering why
he stuttered when he talked and why his
suave moves never seemed so suave.
The movie leaves the audience with a
smile on their face and thoughts of love
running through their heads. Hitch has
certainly provided "the cure for the com-
mon man."

Survivor: Palau

Premieres
by Spencer Duhm
Now that 'Survivor Palau' has pre-
miered, the casual viewer may want to
know what CBS has in store for them this
season. In the inaugural episode (which
attracted 24 million viewers), the estab-
lishment and introduction of new charac-


by Michaelyn Robitzsch
Most Bartow High students, born in the
late 80's, cannot remember much about
the decade. They can relive those years.
through TV shows and clothing trends.
Recently, VH1 created a two-part series
special called I Love the 80's and I Love
the 80's Strikes Back. On this show, VH1
summarized all of the important trends,
famous events, people, and popular toys
that made the decade unique. The show
also told of the fashion faux pas like
Member's Only jackets and teased hair.
Lately, teens and adults have reverted
to a more 80's feel when it comes to fash-
ion. Shawls and off-the-shoulder tee-shirts
adorn girls. Fun-colored accessories like
lengthy hoop earrings and gobs of brace-
lets brighten up teens' wardrobes. Those
earrings hang beside an 80's-inspired side-
ways ponytail. Also girls find themselves
balancing more than school work when
they strut down the halls in 80's inspired
spike-heeled boots.
Though they may be trendy now, teach-
ers can recall their fashion don't. "Para-


ters occurred while the theme of this sea-
son, "Choice." and the unpredictable na-
ture of the game both became evident
within the first ten minutes of the show.
After arriving at the selected campsite
with twenty castaways (more than ever
before) and no buff-s to identify tribes,
chaos quickly ensued. Host Jeff Probst
later made the castaways chose their own
(two) tribes consisting of only nine mem-
bers each, immediately eliminating two
contestants from the game within the
first twenty-four hours.
"We don't know what is going on," re-
marked 44-year old Caryn Groedel on the
first day in response to all of the surprises.
Probst guarantees that "this season has
more firsts than we've ever had before on
Survivor." He also stated in a preseason
interview that the waters around Palau
possess a clarity that the Survivor crew
has never previously come across on loca-
tion. Moreover, in addition to the sur-
prises and twists looming ahead for the
survivors, one castaway allegedly captures
a small shark with a machete in an up-
coming episode. Also, the challenges
(competitions between tribes) this season
contain a physical nature never matched
in any previous season and will require
tribes to keep the stronger, more physi-
cally fit castaway s opposed to ridding
themselves of the competition early.
Concerning the tribes and contestants,
the Koror Tribe appears a more cohesive
group than the much younger and opin-
ionated Ulong Tribe. Also, the Ulong
Tribe has already eliminated one of their
stronger tribemates, possibly dooming
them to future failure. Therefore, it ap-
pears that the even-keeled members of
Koror should last longer in the game, and
based on first impressions, Gregg Carey
or Ian Rosenburger will win the tenth sea-
son of Survivor.
Survivor Palau promises to intrigue
viewers from start to finish.


chute pants, leg warmers, mini skirts.
large belts, big earrings, and jelly shoes,'
were what Mrs. Hardee was known for in
the 80's. She also adds that the comeback
of the 80's style has "definitely been ap-
proved upon."
Mrs. Andrews had her own style in. the
80s imitating the style of Madonna. She
wore, "Cut off T-shirts with dozens of neck-
laces and large crosses." She also could not
live without U2 and her "Preppy Hand-
book" which she still has today.
To Whitney Little, a BHS Junior, the
"rock music" was the best in the 80's.
Bands like Bon Jovi and Aerosmith had
great success and continue to perform the
hits that gained them fame in the 80's.
Bands like Arcade Fire resurect the 80's
sound, but add their own personal touch.
The return of characters like Care Bears
and Strawberry Shortcake have the
nation's young women feeling nostalgic as
they recall the good ol' days when they
played with their scented Strawberry
Shortcake dolls and sang along to the
Carebear Countdown.
Though students observe the sudden ap-
pearance of 80's inspired merchandise on
store shelves, some fads like overly teased
hair and acid washed jeans have no chance
at coming back.
These trends had their day, and hope-
fully will not resurface again, even though
the huge hair was, "unbelievably high, and
defied gravity," as described by BHS se-.
nior Brittney Walker.
The old saying "what goes up, must also
come down," fortunately applies to this
horrible hairstyle. As for the popularity
of the fashions made in the 80s, they seem
to be making a comeback that even Ma-
donna would envy.


Entertainment Reviews


Turning Back the Clock










Get Out the Shovel and the Hoe:

Clean-Up Week in Bartow Is Set


Spring Clean-Up Week in
Bartow is planned March 5-13.
In an effort to encourage
Spring cleaning, the city will
waive the customary pick-up fee
for residential customers only,
for old furniture, washing ma-
chines, refrigerators, appliances,
mattresses, and yard waste. Ve-
hicle tires and building debris
will not be exempt. Industrial
and commercial customers are
not eligible for the fee waiver.
Twice a year, the city urges
citizens to take advantage of the
designated clean-up period by
trimming, pruning and taking
yard trash out to the curb or
edge of the roadway where it can
be easily picked up by the Sani-
tation Department.


It is still necessary to sepa
rate garbage from yard trash.
Garbage is described as all
kitchen refuse, animal and vege-
table matter, small household
items, cans, paper goods, boxes,
liquid containers, water hoses
and small appliances. Garbage
should only be put out on gar-
bage pick-up days and placed in
plastic bags or garbage contain-
ers.
Yard trash is all accumula-
tions of grass clippings or leaves,
which must be placed in plastic
bags or containerized. It also in-
cludes vines, shrubbery, tree
limbs, tree toppings and similar
material. Yard trash must be
placed on the curb or city right-
of-way in frbnt of the residence


and not on a vacant lot or park-
way.
Trash should not cover or hide
a fire hydrant or black access to
a utility pole.
Other trash that must be
separated includes large appli-
ances, tires, furniture, building
materials, roofing, large tree
limbs and tree trunks in excess
of 6" in diameter. These items
are classified as special pick-up
items and are subject to charges
in addition to the monthly gar-
bage fees.
To arrange a special pick-up,
or for more information, call the
solid waste department at 534-
0181.


'Step Up Florida' Events Set Friday


On Friday, Feb. 25, Polk
County celebrates "Step Up,
Florida on our way to healthy
living."
This is a statewide event to
promote physical activity and
healthy lifestyles, as well as
showcase the numerous opportu-
nities that Florida offers citizens
and visitors to be physically ac-
tive.
Designed as a relay, county
health departments throughout
Florida have joined city and
county officials, students, other
state agencies, local community
groups and residents to pass
along a "fitness flag" from county
line to county line along four
separate routes.


Each of these routes origi-
nated in various sites in the
state and will meet in Orlando
for the statewide finale on Satur-
day, February 26.
The route one "fitness flag"
will be passed from Sumter
County to Polk County the eve-
ning prior to Polk's scheduled ac-
tivities.
The day's activities start at
7:30 a.m. at the James A. Van
Fleet Trail, Green Pond Road in
Polk City and will progress on
through Auburndale and Lake
Alfred.
The public is invited to walk,
bike, run, kayak, dance, or
horseback ride along the route
during the day's scheduled


event.
A mid-day ceremony will be
held at the Auburndale Munici-
pal Beach where several agen-
cies and organizations will have
displays to provide health and
nutrition information, along
with screenings for body fat
analysis, blood pressure, and
lung capacity.
The day of physical activities
will end as Polk County passes
the "fitness flag" to Orange
County.
To learn more about this, con-
tact Sybil Reibling, event coordi-
nator with the Polk County
Health Department, at 519-
7900, ext. 1053 or by visiting the
website at www.doh.state.fl.us.


Education News

The Polk County Democrat



Lake Region Band

Receives District Ratings


Members of the Lake Region
Sound of Thunder participated
in the Florida Bandmasters As-
sociation's District 12 Solo and
Ensemble Assessment at Bartow
High School.
Students have been working
on various projects since march-
ing season concluded in Novem-
ber.
At the competition, the trum-
pet trio --.Maranda Naab, Chris
Wilson and Clifford Davis were
rated good.
A percussion quartet Ama-
ris Batista, Michael Slappey,
Ryan Worthington and Scott
McMullin also were rated good.
Colorguard Elizabeth Dan-
iels, Jayme Pennybacker, Rob-
erta Gross and Jennifer Swat-
man were rated good.
Danny Lott, tuba solo; Lance
Cox, snare drum solo; Andrew
Hunter, snare drum solo; percus-
sion quartet Matt Moore, Ross
Ponder, Chris Miller and An-
drew Hunter; symphonic band
woodwind choir Alicia Gil-
lette, Emily Worthington,
Heather Bean, Katria Harper,
Jessica Smaltz, Erica Wilkerson,
Jennifer Pinsonneault, Michael
Lyons, Brad Freeman, Tim Cal-
len, Allison Roberts, Martina
Rohrer and Orlando Morale, all
received an excellent rating.
Samantha Adams, trumpet


solo; Honorio Taveras, trumpet
solo; and Barbara Townsend,
French horn solo, all received su-
perior rating.
Individuals and groups receiv-
ing a superior rating for their
performances and qualifying to
perform at the state level in
March are:
Brad Freeman, alto saxo-
phone solo; Garrett Parnell,
snare drum solo; saxophone
quartet Brad Freeman, Tim
Callen, Martina Rohrer and Or-
lando Morales; trombone quartet
- Cedric Sermons, Cydnea
McKinzie, David Brown and
Ryan Whitaker;
Symphonic Band Brass Choir
- Jennifer Peacock, Shane Mar-
kowitz, Michael Leonard, David
Smith, Rachel Hunt, James
Kullberg, Cedric Sermons, David
Brown, Cydnea McKinzie, Ryan
Whitaker, Elizabeth Bean,
Danny Lott and James Jones.
The Jazz Band Brad Free-
man, Tim Callen, Allison Rob-
erts, Martina Rohrer, Orlando
Morales, Jennifer Peacock,
Shane Markowitz, Michael Leon-
ard, David Smith, Maggie
Loutzenhiser, Samantha Adams,
Honorio Taveras, Cedric Ser-
mons, David Brown, Cydnea
McKinzie, Ryan Whitaker,
Tosha Morris, Garrett Parnell,
Jessica Meeks and Lance Cox.


February 24, 2005 The Polk County Democrat 9A


Schedule To Change

At BIS Duari, ,A'


Bartow High School, Bartow
Charter Suhuol and the Interna-
tional Baccalaureate School will
hold the Florida Comprehensive
Assessment Test (FCAT) on
March 7-10.
Due to the intensity of the
testing, the schools will be using
alternating scheduling on test
days. .
On March 7, FCAT reading
tests will be held for all ninth
and 10th grade students and re-
takes will be held for older stu-
dents. All students will be dis-
missed at noon.
On March 8, FCAT math and
retakes will be held. All students
will be dismissed at. noon.
On March 9, FCAT science
testing will be held for 11th
grade students. This will be a
regular school day.


On March 10, ,ormi-refer-
enced testing in math ana Ad-
ing will be held for ninth and
10th grade students. Juniors and
seniors will need to be on cam-
pus no later than 10 a.m. on this
day. Students who arrive early
should report to the cafeteria. As
juniors and seniors arrive, they
also should report to the cafete-
ria.
Due to the importance of the
test, parents are asked to ensure
their son or daughter arrives at
school on time and prepared for
the test.
Students are not permitted to
have electronic devices, such as
pagers and cellular phones, in
their possession during testing.
For more information on the
test or schedule, call the school
at 534-7400.


Bartow High School will hold
its fourth annual College and
Career Expo on March 8, offer-
ing area businesses and colleges
a recruitment opportunity with
juniors and seniors.
Representatives from the
post-secondary education and
business communities may share
information about immediate job
needs and career options for the
future with juniors and seniors.


Students will visit the expo by
grade level to learn about job
and career opportunities.
Some businesses bring job ap-
plications for students to com-
plete on-site. Colleges and other
post-secondary institutions will
be available for information on
their schools.
For further information, call
Denise Smith at 519-8516 or Jan
Crawford at 534-7400.


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Adults Urged to Get

Low Vision Exams


In recognition of Low Vision
Awareness Month.during Febru-
ary, Lighthouse International
urges adults to consider going
for a low vision examination.
With Americans living signifi-
cantly longer lives, vision loss, or
low vision, from eye conditions,
such as macular degeneration,
glaucoma, and diabetic retinopa-
thy has become a public health
issue among older people, a
spokesman said. In the United
States alone, 16.5 million per-
sons older than 45 report having
vision loss.
People are considered to have
"low vision" when their eyesight
cannot be corrected by ordinary
glasses, contact lenses, medica-
tion, or surgery.
Some encouraging news
emerged in 2004 for people with
the aggressive, though less com-
mon, form of age-related macu-
lar degeneration. The Food and
Drug Administration approved
Macugen, the first new drug in
more than four years targeted
for the "wet" form of this condi-
tion.
In addition, some clinical tri-
als underway seem to be benefi-
cial in reducing vision loss and
retaining vision function. Pa-
tients and their doctors may dis-
cuss whether these medical
treatments are advisable for
their condition.
Whether or not a new course
of treatment is followed, for
those who have experienced a
loss of vision that cannot be cor-
rected, vision rehabilitation can
help make the best use of their
remaining vision.
Maintaining vision starts
with a routine annual checkup
from eye care professionals to
prevent, detect, and treat eye
disease. This recommendation
underscores the importance of


identifying people at risk for vi-
sion impairment as early as pos-
sible, and preventing vision loss
to the extent possible.
Those who are still experienc-
ing any of these significant vi-
sion problems after having an
eye examination are encouraged
to consult with their doctor on
whether a low vision examina-
tion may be in order:
Reading the newspaper or
other fine print, even while
wearing "the best" glasses or
contact lenses;
Seeing traffic signals or
highway signs;
Seeing the curb when walk-
ing;
Adapting to light when en-
tering indoors;
With seeing a glare all the
time.
"There are many ways to
evaluate and treat individuals
with reduced vision," said Bruce
Rosenthal, OD, chief of Low Vi-
sion Programs, Lighthouse In-
ternational. "Ask your eye care
professional whether you would
benefit from treatment and re-
ferral to a low vision doctor."
Conducted by specially
trained optometrists and oph-
thalmologists, the low vision ex-
amination is designed to accu-
rately evaluate how one's vision
functions in day-to-day living. It
is not only about how well one is
able to see an eye chart, but also
how well one is able to see faces,
street signs, newspaper print,
and all the other visual clues
that guide a person through the
day.
To locate an eye doctor spe-
cializing in low vision, or for
more information, call Light-
house International at 1-800-
829-0500, or visit the website at
lighthouse.org.


The American Cancer Society,
along with founding sponsor
Weight Watchers International,
Inc., will -join -forces in an effort
to educate the nation about
BMIs (body mass indexes) and
the connection with cancer dur-
ing the third annual Great
American Weigh In on Wednes-
day, March 2.
Throughout the day, free, no-
obligation BMI screening and in-
formational pamphlets on cancer
prevention will be available at
participating Weight Watchers
locations nationwide.
Following in the footsteps of
the Great American Smoke Out,
which helps educate Americans
about the connection between
smoking and cancer and encour-
ages them to give up tobacco, the
American Cancer Society's Great
American Weigh In was estab-
lished in 2003 as a nationwide
public awareness campaign.
STh campaign was aimed at
educating Americans about the
role that eating well, being ac-
tive, and maintaining a healthy


weight have on reducing the risk
of cancer, and motivating them
to take steps to make healthy
changes in their lives.
It is estimated that about one-
third of all cancer deaths that oc-
cur each year in the United
States can be prevented through
a combination of healthier eating
habits, regular physical activity
and weight control.
"With the current trends of
overweight and obesity in the
U.S., it is important that Ameri-
cans are aware of the impact
that excess body weight can have
on their health," said Colleen
Doyle, M.S., R.D., director of Nu-
trition and Physical Activity for
the American Cancer Society.
"Eating well and being active are
great steps on the way to better
health, and it's never too early to
get started."

People in the Know
In Bartow
Read The Democrat


Free Workshop Set for Parents of
Disabled, Special Needs Students


A free workshop for parents
or guardians of disabled indi-
viduals and special needs stu-
dents will be held on Tuesday,
March 15, at Lakeland's First
Presbyterian Church from 8 a.m.
to 2 p.m.
First Presbyterian is located
at 175 Lake Hollingsworth
Drive.
Polk schools exceptional stu-
dent education department, the
Florida Diagnostic Learning Re-
source Systems (FDLRS) and the
Florida Inclusion Network have
partnered to present the work-
shop, titled "Full Life Ahead."
Full Life Ahead is a five-step


process helping individuals
make a smooth transition from
school to work or life beyond
high school. Families can learn
about resources to help build a
full life for those with disabilities
and special needs.
Participants will learn meth-
ods of creating hope, encourag-
ing dreams and learn about set-
ting an individual's expectations
and action plans.
Pre-registration is required to
attend and the deadline for reg-
istration is March 4.
For further information or to
register call FDLRS at 534-0950.


Go 'Back On Campus' At PCC


A week of lectures aimed at
adults will be held March 14-17
on Polk Community College's
Winter Haven campus.
The program, called "Back on
Campus" will feature a range of
topics from Cuban history, po-
etry, hurricane history, stress re-
lief, Peace Creek, personality
styles, music, acting and the his-


Achievement
Academy Sets
Meetings
Achievement Academy's ex-
ecutive committee will meet on
Tuesday, March 1, at 11:30 a.m.
in the NCT Group office, 811
East Main Street, Lakeland.
The board of directors will
meet on Tuesday, March 15, at 6
p.m. at the academy's Lakeland
center, 716 Bella Vista Street.
For more information on ei-
ther meeting, call Claire
Schwartz at 683-6504.


tory of film.
The one hour sessions will
meet Monday through Thursday
afternoons from 1 to 4:20 p.m.
The fee to attend Back to
Campus is $40, which includes
all the classes.
For more information or' a
brochure, call Sharon Bevis at
297-1050.


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First Methodist School

FIRST METHODIST SCHOOL
Pre-School, Elementary and Middle School
455 S. Broadway Bartow
533-0905
Bartow, Florida


OPEN HOUSE

Sunday, February 27

2:00 4:00 p.m.
*Applications for 2005-2006
Tours Given
Information Packets Available
Talk to Parents and Faculty
Refreshments Provided


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Serves Students in...

Preschool (3 years old)
Prekindergarten (4 years old)
Kindergarten (5 years old)
Elementary Grades (1-5)
Middle School Grades (6-8)
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Expo Will Be March 8


Hit the Scales for Great

American Weigh In March 2








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"End of Life Decisions" is the
topic of a public forum planned
by' Tiger Bay Club of Polk
County on Monday, Feb. 28, at
Peace River Country Club in
Bartow.
A cash bar will be open from
6 to 7 p.m. followed by the panel
discussion from 7 to 8:30 p.m.
This event is not a debate on
physician-assisted dying, but
rather a discussion centering on
to-pics such as the roles of hos-
pice, pain management, pallia-
tive care, living wills and the
need to be informed and involved
in this decision.
Panel participants are Dr.,
David McGrew, medical director
for Hernando-Pasco Hospice in
Hudson and immediate past
president of the American Acad-
emy of Hospice and Palliative
Care Physicians; Barbara
Coombs-Lee, president of com-


"The family
suggests that
memorial
contributions
be made to
the American
Heart Association.


passion in dying and chief peti-
tioner for Oregon's Death with
Dignity 'Act; Dr. Donna Cohen,
professor of aging and applied
ethics at the University of South
Florida; Rep. Johnny Byrd, im-
mediate past speaker of the Flor-
ida House of Representatives;
Dr. Thomas Krizek, surgeon and
USF professor of ethics and re-
ligion; Dr. Timothy Quill, author
and psychiatrist, University of
Rochester; and Anthony
Palumbo, CEO, Hospice of Cit-
rus County, Lecanto.
The cost is $10 for Tiger Bay
members, and $20 for non-mem-
bers. :
Tiger Bay Club is a non-parti-
san group who strives to foster
better understanding of public
issues.
For more information or to re-
serve seating, call 519-0100, ext.
0, or 1-800-226-3325.


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Four Commissioners


Say They'll Insist p 0


On Lower Density


HAPPY AND LIVELY, little Dakota is one of 40 babies at the
SPCA in Lakeland. This shepherd/hound mix was just six weeks old
when this picture was taken. The SPCA kennel is "overrun with the
cutest little puppies you ever saw," public relations Director Sarah
Meltzer said. While they are just a bit too young to be adopted, they
are in need of foster homes to them until they are old enough to be
adopted. Anyone who wants to foster a puppy like Dakota or his bud-
dies for a few weeks is asked to call the SPCA at 646-7722. (To see
some animals available for adoption, check out the front page of
Horizons in today's B section or visit www.lovemyspca.com.) (Photo
from the. SPCA)



'Gathering Of The Green'

Set At Flywheeler Park


Florida Flywheelers Antique
Engine Club will sponsor its
13th annual Antique Engine and
Tractor Show, Thursday, Feb.
24, through Sunday, Feb. 27.
The show this year will fea-
ture John Deere and is called
"Gathering of the Green, South-
ern Style."
The location of Florida Fly-
wheeler Park is nine miles from
Fort Meade.
Directions from Fort Meade
are east on Highway 98 to Avon
Park Cut-Off Road to Flywheeler
Park on the left.
Spectator admission is $5.
Th.eshow,.will feature antique
tractorsahdtheir engines on dis-
play, .tractor parades, tractor
pulls, flea market and crafts,


along with great food.
Flywheeler Park, known for
its antique village, has working
saw mills, a church, filling sta-
tions, a fire station, auto dealers,
a schoolhouse, tractor barns and
more.
Vendor rates, which include
camping on your exhibit area are
$25 for electric hookup. Engine
related exhibit vendors have no
charge. The selling exhibitor fee
is $15, flea market and crafts
vendors are charged $53.
The camping fee is $5 per
night with no electricity. With
electric, the fee is $10.
For more information, call
285-9121 or visit the website at
www.floridafl.\wheelers.org.


By S. L. FRISBIE, IV
Publisher

Four of Bartow's five city com-
missioners said Monday night
that they want to see the next
batch of subdivisions on the E.F.
Griffin Road developed to R-1-5A
standards, the city's lowest densi-
ty, highest quality residential
zone.
"I'm going to go back and
relate that to the people (develop-
ers)," Planning Dir. Robert
Wiegers told the commission. At
last week's zoning board meeting,
Wiegers said he anticipated that
all of the property presently being
processed for annexation would
be developed to the lower R-1
standard, which he said typically
is 3.3 houses per acre.
Most of the land already zoned
on E.F. Griffin Road has been
assigned the designation of R-1,
the city's highest density single
family zone.
The city's comprehensive plan
designates all single-family hous-
ing areas as "low density residen-
tial," but allows up to six homes
per acre. Wiegers said that
because of the land taken up by
roads and other infrastructure, it
seldom is possible to put more
than 3.3 homesites per acre.
The commission's commitment
to lower density came in response
to letters and protests by people


who already live on E.F. Griffin
Road. Most existing homes in.
that area are on lots of at least
one acre, and several residents
urged the city to allow no more
than one or at the most two
homes per acre on property now
being processed for annexation.
Wiegers told the commission at
Monday's work session preceding
its regular business meeting that
the four annexations presently in
process cover about 400 acres.
Commissioner Rosie
Thornburg raised the issue of
housing density, telling her col-
leagues that she would like to see
no more than one or two houses
per acre allowed on the west side
of E.F. Griffin Road.
"I kind of have a problem" with
the R-1 density standard, she
added.
Wiegers replied that when it
assigns zoning categories to the
land, the commission establishes
housing density.
* 'You still have the discretion;
you're not giving away anything"
by assigning "low density residen-
tial" to the property, he said.
"This thing is getting ahead of
us," Commissioner Andy Laurent
said of the housing density.
"Any given acre can have six
units on it," and most developers
are interested in building the
maximum number. of houses in
their developments and then


Clarence Boswell


(Continued from Page 1A)

tice, Mr. Boswell was a charter
member of the Bartow Rotary
Club, which received its official
charter on Dec. 9, 1924. For a
number of years, he was active as
a member of the trustees of
Erskine College, and served as
its chairman, with an honorary
doctorate being bestowed upon
him.
He also was a lifelong member
of the& Associate Reformed
Presbyterian Church in Bartow
and elder emeriti.iHe served as
moderator of that denomination's
synod in 1982.
Above all else, family mem-
bers said, Mr. Boswell's greatest
love was for his family, and for
his wife 9f 63 years, the former
Margaret' Phillips, whom he mar-
ried in 1926. She died in 1988.
Mr. Boswell is survived by two
children, Clarence A. Boswell,
Jr., and Jane Boswell McDonald;
eight grandchildren, Daphne
Boswell Putnam, William Wilson
Bosviell, Clarence Alexander
Boswell, III, Valerie Boswell


Butler, Margaret McDonald
Bouch, Moffatt Grier McDonald,
James Elliott McDonald, Jr., and
Clarence Alexander McDonald;
and 12 great-grandchildren,
Laura Valerie Putnam, Thomas
Wilson Putnam, Sarah Katherine
Putnam, Melissa Butler Witmer,
Kristina Marie Butler, Raymond
Dean Butler, Faith Boswell
McDonald, Jane Crossett Bouch,
William Timothy Bouch, James
Elliott McDonald, III, Christian
Boyce McDonald,,and Mary Britt
McDonald.
The funeral will be held
Friday, Feb. 25, at 3 p.m., at
Associate Reformed Presbyterian
Church, with Rev. Charles D.
Clendinen officiating.
No visitat i :,n is p. n ir -.'1
,. W b dder,-,.:Le..tr, F uir, eral
Home in Bart... i- i- charge of
arrangements. "I
Memorial contributions may
be made to the Associate
Reformed Presbyterian Church
Trust, P.O. Box 1411, Bartow,
33831; or to Florida Presbytery
Church Extension, 1900 S.
Tropical Trail,'Merritt Island,
32952.


moving on to their next project,
he said.
Laurent said he wants the city
"to give developers an indication"
that the city wants lower densi-
ties.
Commissioners Cal Adams and
Pat Huff both concurred with the
other two commissioners.
Only Mayor Leo Longworth
expressed support for high densi-
ty housing.
'We have an obligation to the,
city; we make more money on
three houses (per acre) than we
do on one," he said, because of
sale of city utilities.
"If there's not a market out
there for these houses, they're not
going to be built," he said.
Underscoring what Wiegers
told the commission, City Mgr.
Joseph J. DeLegge said that the
commission establishes housing
density when it assigns a zoning
category ranging from R-1 to R-1-
5A.
Commissioners instructed
Wiegers to prepare ordinances
annexing the property for "low
density residential" development,
but made it clear that they plan
to require R-1-5A zoning.
Wiegers said ordinances for
annexation and comp plan
amendments might be ready by
the commission's March 7 meet-
ing, but probably won't be drawn
until the.March 21 meeting.


Florida Jets

Event Set

In Lkld.

Florida Jets, an event for Pro-
fessional "Jet Certified" radio
control pilots will come to Lake-
land's airport Thursday, March
3, through Sunday, March 6.
More than 200 pilots from all
corners of the globe will fill the
skies of Lakeland with jet repli-
cas of some of the top U.S. mili-
tary aircraft including F-15 Ea-
gles, F-18 Hornets and F-16
Fighting Falcons.
From Korean War era aircraft
including the F-86 and Mig 15
through today's strike aircraft,
all will be on display. A new gen-
eration of sport jets also will be
in action.
Some of the scale aircraft are
more than 120 inches long.
Florida Jets is held at the
western most portion of Lake-
land Linder Airport, approxi-
mately one mile west of the Air-
port Terminal on Drane Field
Road.
The action starts at 8:30 a.m.
and continues until 5 p.m. all
four days.
There is a huge manufactur-
ers area featuring all sorts of RC
Airplane products as well as a
food court complete with an out-
side dining room.
For more information, contact
Frank Tiano in Lakeland at 607-
6611, or John Burdin at 660-
1155.


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Lakeland City Commissioner
Seth McKeel formally announced
his candidacy for the Florida
House of Representatives, Dis-
trict 63, on Friday, Feb. 18, at
the Lakeland Linder Regional
Airport.
McKeel formally filed his elec-
tion papers on Tuesday, Feb. 15,
to run as a Republican candidate
in District 63, an office currently
held by Rep. Dennis Ross (R-
Lakeland).
Ross has announced plans to
run for state chief financial offi-
cer in 2006 and will be vacating
his District 63 seat.
"I'm very excited about the op-
portunity which lies ahead. The
timing is right for me to serve
citizens in a larger capacity and
I look forward to the challenge,"
McKeel said.


"I hope the citizens,of District
63 will once again trust in me to
promote positive change and pro-
vide innovative ideas in Talla-
hassee," McKeel said.
McKeel was elected to the
Lakeland City Commission in
September of 2000. He is a
fourth generation Lakeland resi-
dent who graduated from Lake-
land High School in 1993, and
The University of Florida in
1997 with a bachelor of arts de-
gree.
McKeel is president of the Im-
perial Symphony Orchestra, a
member of the McKeel Academy
board of directors, the Lakeland
Kiwanis Club and a founder of
Young Patriots, an organization
that encourages youth participa-
tion in public service.


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FSC Baseball Having

Best Start in 18 Years


The top-ranked Moccasins
rolled to their 13th straight win
without a loss Wednesday night,
downing Eckerd 14-3 in a non-
conference game at Henley
Field. The win gives the Mocca-
sins their best start since the
1987 team won its first 13
games.
Freshman right-hander' Ken
Wadsworth made his first start
for the Moccasins and pitched
six strong innings to earn his
third win. He allowed just three
hits and two runs, while striking
out eight and walking two.
Jason Peacock, Adam Calder-
one and Geoff Strickland each
drove in a run in the Moccasins'


three-run second inning.
The Mocs broke the game
open with a six-run fifth inning.
Jeff Howell tripled in two runs,
then Calderone capped the in-
ning with a three-run homer. Re-
serve catcher Derek Lokey had a
memorable first career at-bat in
the. eighth. On the first pitch
thrown to him, he hit a three-
run homer to wrap up the Mocs'
scoring. Matt Mercurio had four
hits in the game and scored
three runs.
The Moccasins open a three-
game weekend series with Val-
dosta State at 7 p.m. Friday
night at Henley Field.


With Warm Appreciation
An ordinary "Thank You" seems most inadequate to acknowledge the
recognition this community has bestowed upon me as the 2005 recipi-
ent of the "American Legend" Award.

I am so appreciative to have been selected for this great honor.

Many, many thanks to the Board of Directors of the Neighborhood Im-
provement Corporation of Bartow; the American Legend Award Plan-
ning Committee; Sponsors, including Citrus and Chemical Bank, Lilly,
O'Toole and Brown, LLP, Community National Bank, Bartow Commu-
nity Redevelopment Agency, City of Bartow, Attorney Larry D.
Hardaway, PA., The Ledger, The Polk County Democrat, First Provi-
dence Missionary Baptist Church, Progress Energy, St. James A.M.E.
Church, Bartow Breakfast Rotary Club, Leo E. Longworth State Farm
Insurance Agency, and Friends of the Bartow Public Library and the
citizens of Bartow.

With a grateful heart, I am so honored to be a part of this community.

Thanks to you all!
J.J. Corbett



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Vehicles provided by Tom Edwards Chrysler
Dodge. There is absolutely no sales pressure
in this friendly community program.

For every adult who test drives a new Dodge
and completes a short questionnaire, Dodge will
donate $5.00 to our school. A fun and easy way
for us to earn money to benefit the children.


Tiger Bay Sets End Of

Life Forum Monday


Lakeland City Commissioner
Announces' House Candidacy


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IN A BACK AND FORTH contest with St.
Cloud on Tuesday, junior Josh Ward was a differ-
ence maker, going two for four with an RBI. Sen-
ior captain M.J. Wilson also went two for four
with an RBI. The 4-3 win over St. Cloud moves


DESPITE GIVING UP A HOMER in the bot-
tom of the third inning,'junior right-hander Drew
Collier had a pretty good day on the mound in his
4-3 victory over St. Cloud. Collier allowed only
four'hits while striking out nine on Tuesday. On


the Jackets up to 2-0 for the tournament. They
will rematch with St. Cloud on Friday in the final
game of the tournament at 8 p.m. (Staff photo
by Rustin Dwyer)


Monday, it was junior Mark Donhaiser who came
in for a win in relief in Bartow's 7-4 come from be-
hind victory over Vero Beach. (Staff photo by
Rustin Dwyer)


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February 24, 2005 The Polk County Democrat


Free Quail Workshop Planned In Arcadia
Interested in saving quail, but partnered with the USDA Natu- and songbirds, also will benef
ensure how to help? ral Resources Conservation from these land management
The deadline to sign up for a Service, the University of Flor- practices.
special farm bill conservation ida, the University of Georgia The program specifically ta
workshop on bobwhite quail and Tall Timbers Research Sta- gets ranches in Charlotte, D
habitat enhancement is just tion (Tallahassee) in this habitat Soto, Glades, Highlands an


days away.
The workshop includes a din-
ner sponsored by the Southwest
Florida Chapter of Quail Unlim-
ited.
It is all free, however, guests
must register by the deadline.
The dinner will be held on
Monday, March 7, at 6:30 p.m. at
Turner Agri-Civic Center Ex-
hibit Hall, Arcadia.
Participants must register by
Feb. 28.
For more information or to
register, call Jim Selphb at 993-
4846.
The Florida Fish and Wildlife
Conservation Commission has


enhancement project.
Representatives from these
agencies will be on hand to share
expertise.
The workshop is part of a spe-
cial project to help restore and
improve bobwhite quail habitat
on native rangeland in south-
central Florida. It will focus on
cost-share incentives to land-
owners who agree to work to in-
crease quail populations on their
property by improving quail
habitat on their property.
While bobwhite quail are the
focal species for this program,
other wildlife species, including
wild turkeys, white-tailed deer


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r-
)e-
nd


Sarasota counties, but'anyone
interested in quail habitat is
welcome.
Financial assistance for
achievement of specified habitat
management will be in the form
of incentive payments for pre-
scribed burning, brush manage-
ment (double-drum roller chop-
ping, disking, herbicide applica-
tion) and range planting (plant-
ing for wildlife habitat).
Mowing, fencing, water
trough, pipelines, invasive/exotic
plant control, prescribed grazing
and upland wildlife habitat man-
agement also will be included in
the program.


Radcliffe Big
In Getting
Jackets to
Tourney Final

Thanks in part to junior Rob-
bie Radcliffe, the Bartow High
School baseball team has ad-
vanced to the final game of the
Lake Wales Invitational Tourna-
ment.
Radcliffe came up big in both
of the Yellow Jacket victories, a
7-4 come from behind win over
Vero Beach on Monday and a 4-3
victory over Saint Cloud on
Tuesday.
Radcliffe drove in four runs
against Vero Beach, two in the
sixth and two in the seventh, to
help the Jackets overcome a 3-0
deficit in the early going. As an
encore, Radcliffe drove in what
would be the winning run
against St. Cloud when he sin-
gled home Jack Murphy in the
top of the seventh inning.
Friday night, the Jackets will
return to Lake Wales and play a
rematch against St. Cloud at 8
p.m.




Tennis


Bartow Red 5,
Winter Haven 0

Feb. 22
Alicia Baker defeated Debbie
Edwards 6-2, 6-1.
Janet Harrison and Christian
Butler defeated Janice Ervine
and Linda Martin 6-0, 6-2.
Marsha Whitney and Lynn
Johnson defeated Faye Bess and
Margaret Katros 3-6, 6-1, 6-1.
Nancy Kincaid and Terri Joy
defeated Trudy Adams and She-
lia Price 6-2, 6-1.
Billie Carnes and Joan Domb-
kowski 6-2, 4-6, 6-2.

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Kenny Ebanyat scored 18,
points and grabbed 13 rebounds,
and the Florida Southern mens'
basketball team held its second
straight opponent to less than 45
points in a 60-44 win over Saint
Leo on Wednesday night.
The Moccasins (17-9, 8-8) led
from start to finish after scoring
the first six points of the game.
Saint Leo (12-14, 8-7) missed its
first six shots and turned the
ball over four times before Scott
Seifert put the Lions on the
board.
Saint Leo stayed within 12
during the first five minutes of
the second half but another bas-
ket by Ebanyat followed by a
steal and 3-pointer by Reggie
Richardson sparked an 11-3 run
that gave the Mocs a 20-point
lead (46-26) with 13 minutes to
play.
The Lions then held the Mocs
scoreless over the final six min-
utes of the game but were able to
score only six points themselves.
The 44 points were a season-low
for Saint Leo, which had entered
the game averaging a league-
high 78.5 points per game.
Florida Southern held the Li-
ons to just 18-of-54 shooting (a
.333 percentage), its fourth
straight game keeping a team to
33 percent or less. Saint Leo was
just three-for-75 from three-
point range, wi1h Seifert making
two of those shots. It enabled the
junior guard to set a new school
record for 3-point field goals in a


season with 78.
Saint Leo also was hurt by 20
turnovers leading to 25 Florida
Southern points while the Lions
scored just six points off the
Moccasins' 14 turnovers.
Ebanyat was the only Mocca-
sin in double figures with his 18
points while Saint Leo was led
by Richard Blue and Brandon
Lyngse who each scored eight.
Florida Southern will play its
final regular season game on
Saturday night with a non-con-
ference game at Florida Gulf
Coast at 7:30. Saint Leo finishes
with a 4 p.m. home game against
Barry with seeding for both
teams, as well as the Moccasins
on the line in next week's Sun-
shine State Conference Tourna-
ment.

Trust everybody, but cut the
cards.
-Finley Peter Dunne


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painting that has survived
appears on pottery.


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Feb. 24-28
Thursday: BHS boys' tennis
at Lakeland, 3:30 p.m.
FMHS girls' tennis at home
vs. Kathleen, 3:30 p.m. _
FMHS boys' tennis at Kath-
leen, 3:30 p.m.
FMHS track and field at Mul-
berry, 4 p.m.
'BHS JV baseball at home vs.
East Ridge, 6 p.m.
FMHS JV softball -at home vs.
Haines City, 6 p.m.
BHS .JV softball at home vs.
Kanthleen, 5:30 p.m.
BHS softball at home vs.
Kathleen, 7:30 p.m.
Friday: FSC softball at Val-
dosta vs. Arkansas-Monticello, 1
p.m.
FSC softball at Valdosta vs.
Delta State, 3 p.m.
BHS JV softball at home ve.,
Merritt Island, 5:30 p.m.
BHS JV baseball at home vs.
Lake Region, 6 p.m.
WIU baseball at embry Rid-
dle, 6:30 p,m. t h
FMHS baseball at home vs.
Berkley Prep, 7 p.m.-,
FSC baseball at home vs. Val-
dosta State, 7 p.m.
BHS softball at home vs. Mer-
ritt Island, 7:30 p.m.
BHS baseball at Lake Wales
vs. St. Cloud,: 8 p.m.
Saturday: FSC softball at
Valdosta vs. West Florida, 10
a.m.
WIU baseball at Embry-Rid-
dle (double header), 1 p.m.
FMHS JV softbalI at McKeel
Academy, 1:30 p.m.
FSC baseball, at home vs. Val-
dosta, 2 p.m.
FSC softball at Valdosta vs.
Alabama-Huntsville, 2 p.m.
FMHS :softball at McKeel
Academy, 3:30 p.m. ;
BHS softball at .home vs. Tal-
lahassee Lincoln, 7:30 p.m.
Sunday: FSC softball at Val-
dosta vs. Valdosta State, 11 a.m.
FSC baseball at. home vs. Val-
dosta State, 1 pm. ,

Monday: BHS girls' tennis at
home vs. Avon Park, ,3:30 p.m.
BHS JV, baseball at Winter
Haven) 6 p.m..


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Celebrating


Local


And


Sparks


Of The


Year


Every year, the brightest and
best teachers and non-instruc-
tional employees (Sparks) at
each school are honored.
This year, Bartow teachers
were honored at a Bartow
Chamber of Commerce OJ
Breakfast.


Myrtis Wells, teacher of the year, and Spark Debbie Cowles -
Alturas Elementary.


Amy Hardee, teacher of the year, and Spark Jan Crawford -
Bartow High School.


Elsa Huff, teacher of the year, and Rebecca Harrelson, Spark -
First Methodist School.


Peggy Adkins, teacher of the
year Bartow Elementary
Academy.


Sandra Douberly, Spark of the
year Compass Charter School.


Kay Teehan, teacher of the year, and Spark Dawn Giametta Kimberly Lumbra, teacher of the year, and Spark Denise
Bartow Middle School. Crawford Gibboxns Street Elementary.


Samantha Zier-Swafford, teacher of the year, and Spark Marily
Hunt -,Highland City Elementary.


Robin Streets, teacher of the
year Geneva Classical
Academy.


Sarah Sesser, teacher of the year, and Spark Lynn Collins -
Stephens Elementary.


Barbara Harlan, teacher of the
Polk Life and Learning.


Pam Williams and Denise Carpenter, teachers of the year, and
Spark Pam Bailey Oaks School and Oaks Middle.


Kelly Roberts, teacher of the
year Floral Avenue
Elementary.


Spark Denise Keller Fort
Meade Middle Senior High
School. Teacher Sharon Long is
not pictured.


Spark Linda Browning
Traviss Technical Center.


Susan Prevatt, teacher of the
year Union Academy.


Sandra Perry, teacher of the
year Lewis Anna Woodbury.


Spark Anita Reeves Lewis
Anna Woodbury.


Melissa Northup, teacher of
the year -- Cause Riverside
Academy.


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Jennifer Kelley, teacher of the
year Lewis Anna Woodbury,
Lewis campus.


Spark Tamara Rhoden -.
Lewis Anna Woodbury, Lewis
campus.


Spark Angelita Medina
Cause Riverside Academy.


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The Polk County Democrat


Rev. Kenny Slay, pictured with his wife, Su-
san, and sons, Kendrick, 10, and Connor, 8, has
been called as senior pastor of First Baptist
Church of Fort Meade. Reverend and Mrs. Slay


February 24, 2005


both grew up in Fort Meade and attended Fir
Baptist, where they later married. Reverend Sl
also has served the church as teacher and deac
- (Staff photo by Janice Jared)


Kenny Slay Called as Senior Pastor

Of First Baptist Church of Fort Meade


First Baptist Church of Fort
Meade voted to call Rev. Kenny
Slay as senior pastor of'the
church, following the recommen-
dation of a pastor's search com-
mittee, on Feb. 12.
No stranger to the church or
to Fort Meade, Reverend Slay
and his wife, Susan, grew up in
Fort Meade and in the church.
They are both Fort Meade High
School graduates and were mar-
ried at the church.
Reverend Slay has served the
churchh as a teacher and deacon.
He attended Polk Community
College, and worked three years
for SunTrust -Bank; and 18'years
for the United States Post7Office.
Mrs. Slay owns and operates
Catch-A-Wave hair salon in Fort
Meade.
Reverend Slay was licensed


and ordained into the ministry
at First Baptist Church of Fort
Meade.
The couple was called to pas-
tor Lake Buffum Baptist Church
for nine years, and were there
until he accepted the offer as as-
sociate pastor of education and
evangelism at First Baptist.
While serving in that capac-
ity, Reverend Slay oversaw the
development of Awana, the chil-
dren and young peoples' program
based on scripture memoriza-
tion. The church has 120 chil-
dren involved in the program,
and 50 adults who are assisting
with the ministry each Wednes-
day night.
"Although I knew I was in
God's will to accept the associate
pastor of education and evangel-
ism position, I also know that I


have a call on my life to preach,"
Reverend Slay said.
The couple has two children,
Kendrick, 10, and Connor, 8.
Reverend Slay said the
church will soon fill the positions
of youth pastor and minister of
music.
Rev. Tomas Pizana is Spanish
minister at the church.


By REV. JAMES L.
SNYDER
Of all the people who know
me, none would say I am af-
'flicted with worryitis.
They may say other things
about me, which may or may not
be true, but that's another story.
If you ask me, and nobody
has, worry is just a waste of time
that could be used more profita-
bly. Every hour of worry takes
away from an hour of happiness.
There is absolutely no "rhyme
or reason" to spending one mo-
ment worrying. Actually, there is
a little "rhyme," (it sounds more
like rap than anything else), but
I assure you there is absolutely
no reason for it.
A friend has a cute motto he
likes to call to mind, "Why worry
when you can pray," which
makes perfectly good sense. If
we would spend time we would
use to worry and, instead, pray,
we would discover little to un-
duly concern us.
Very little in life causes me to
agonize or be anxious. I have
better use of my time than wast-
ing it in such a useless employ-
ment carrying no benefits or re-
tirement.
This has not always been the
case with me. Once, and not too
long ago, I worried about every-
thing. You name it, and I've wor-
ried about.
My worry list was longer than
the list of promises of a politician
running for re-election. Then I
worried about missing some-
thing I should be worrying
about, which was my Waterloo,
and you know what happens
when you miss the loo.
This is not to say I don't have
a worry in the world. There is
the war in "Iraq; the economy;
and trying to remember what my
wife asked me to bring home
from the store tonight.
If I'm not careful, I could eas-
ily slip back into those gala days
filled with worry.
That was then, this is now. A
few years back, someone intro-
duced me to a marvelous strat-
egy dealing with worry.
Since then, my worrying time
has been cut to a bare minimum.
Because I'm the kind of person I
am, I want to pass this scheme
Along to-my friends: both of you.
I call the .plan, "The Wednes-
day Worry Club." I simply re-
ferred to it as the WWC.
Very simply, anything that
comes my way in the category of
worrying is jotted down on a 3x5
card, which is then placed in a


special box called, "The Wednes-
day Worry Club Box."
The item on the card is forgot-
ten as I drop it into the box.
Every Wednesday, I open up the
box and go through the cards.
The cards are color-coded for
convenience. Red cards are for
serious items, green cards are for
financial worries, blue cards are
for items not needing immediate
attention, and yellow cards are
for issues with the Gracious Mis-
tress of the Parsonage (the bulk
of cards in the box are yellow -
but you didn't hear it from me).
The effect is simplifying my
life and freeing up significant
time previously occupied with
worrying. I cannot tell you how
this has enriched my life and I
am anxious for you to experience
the benefits of the WWC.
On Wednesday afternoon
when I open the box, the cards
fall into three categories.
One issues that are too
late to do anything about.
This is my favorite category.
The theory being if you postpone
anything long enough, it will be
too late to do anything about it.
Many of the red cards fall into
this area.
The interesting thing is, when
the item is first put on the red
card and placed in the box, it
seems to be extremely urgent, as
though something needed to be
done right away. However, plac-
ing it in the box and forgetting
about it until Wednesday takes
away the thorn of urgency.
Two issues that are no
longer urgent, important, or
needing any attention at all.
This too is a favorite category.
Too often a certain person in our
house (I'll mention no names) in-
sists that a thing needs immedi-
ate attention. However, some
things postponed long enough
take care of themselves.
Most issues, if left alone, will
work themselves out without
any outside help. And I consider
myself Outside Help. The fur-
ther outside, the more comfort-
able I feel.
Three the final category,
issues that can be postponed un-
til next week.
Many of these are green
cards. As I go through the cards,
regardless of their color, I try to
postpone as many as I can.
There is a finesse in this aspect
of the 'WWC. It takes a long time
to develop expertise in this area
of postponement.
The key to all of this of
course, is to carry about on your
person at all times enough col-


ored cards. It is a sad day when I
run out of cards, usually the yel-
low cards.
Then a thought emerged in
the back recesses of my mind.
How many trees have been used
to produce all these 3x5 cards
I've been using. Immediately I
brought out a fresh red card and
made a notation.
I cannot wait until Wednes-
day to find out how this works
out.
Of course, there is a better
way than the WWC. David, that
marvelous Shepherd Psalmist of
the Lord wrote, "Trust in the
Lord with all thine heart; and
lean not unto thine own under-
standing. In all thy ways ac-
knowledge him, and he shall di-
rect thy paths." (Proverbs 3:5-6
KJV).
Instead of committing my
anxious thoughts to cards, I
could "Commit thy way unto the
Lord; trust also in him; and he
shall bring it to pass." (Psalms
37:5 KJV).
Recently, the WWC has given
way to the WNPM (Wednesday
Night Prayer Meeting).

Cowboy Night
Saturday at
Bartow FBC

First Baptist Church of Bar-
tow's Awana program for kids
has planned a Cowboy Night for
Saturday, Feb. 26, from 5:45 to
7:15 p.m.
Boys and girls are invited to
come dressed up as a cowboy or
cowgirl, and receive a "special
treat."
The church is located at 410
E. Church.

New Experience
Offers 'A Date
With Your Mate'

Enjoy a "Date With Your
Mate" Sunday, Feb. 27, at 6
p.m., at the Christian Activity
Center, 545 East Main Street, in
Bartow.
Hosted by New Experience
Victory and Praise Church, the
evening will offer "fellowship
and fun."
"Come see how well you know
your mate," a spokesman said.
The cost is a $5 donation at
the door.
For further information, call
the church at 533-9758.


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It is probably impossible to overestimate the value of pos-
itive thinking. Because our thinking is often a self-fulfilling
prophecy, it creates the conditions for the possibility of suc-
cess or failure, or for holiness or sinfulness. Consider the
negative-thinking salesman who is sure no one will want to
buy his product, and practically exudes that negative think-
ing by calling on customers and saying, "you don't want to
buy ally of my products, do you?" You can be pretty sure that
everyone who is asked that question is going to say, "no."
But, with a positive attitude and a sales pitch such as "I
know you're going to love this product, may I show it to
you?", .the salesman is much more likely to get a yes. Of
course, there are limits to positive thinking; if merely think-
ing something made it so, we would all be millionaires and
saints. But, our thinking is the foundation for our actions,
and only by thinking positively can we make progress
towards our goals. And even when things go wrong, as sure-
ly they will on occasion, positive thinking helps us to over-
come the difficulties by thinking constructively. It is always
better to light a candle than to curse the darkness.

The eye is the lamp of the body. So, if your eye
is sound, your whole body will be full of light;
but if your eye is not sound, your whole body
will be full of darkness. R.S.V. Matthew 6: 22-23


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A gospel sing is planned at
the Word of Life Worship Center
in Highland City this Saturday,
Feb. 26.
The sing will begin at 7:30
p.m., with various groups sched-
uled to perform.
An offering will be collected to
benefit the church.

Sisters in the

Spirit at

Carpenters

Home Saturday
Carpenters Home Church in
Lakeland will host a Sisters in
the Spirit Concert on Saturday,
Feb. 26, at 7 p.m.
Presented by Southwest Air-
lines and Event Ministries, the
concert will feature Yolanda Ad-
ams, Juanita Bynum, Kelly
Price, Rizen, Sheila E, Martha
Munizzi, and Donna Richardson.
Tickets for Sisters in the
Spirit are now available at the
Carpenters Home Church Box
Office in Lakeland, TicketMas-
ter, select area Christian book-
stores, or by calling 888-859-
8877.
Tickets also may be pur-
chased online at www.eventmin-
istries.com.


Crossroads to
Celebrate 11th
Anniversary

Crossroads Baptist Church in
Lakeland will celebrate its 11th
anniversary Sunday, March 6.
Local talent will be featured
during the morning service be-
ginning at 10:30.
The church is located at 6129
U.S. Highway 98 South, between
Highland City and Bartow, im-
mediately north of the 7-11 con-
venience store at Highway 98
and County Road 540A.


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Feb. 24, 2004


Reflections On


Faith

By Roger Campbell


The Polk County Democrat


SOut- of M Range -awn Wade

Out of M9 Range bV Pawn Wade


A letter I received recently
from the ministries director of
Campus Crusade for Christ con-
cerning the organization's relief
work among tsunami victims in
Thailand related the following
experience of a staff member
serving there:
"As I was walking through the
destroyed town two days ago, I
noticed an. injured man cleaning
up debris from a small shop. Af-
ter I approached him and said
'Hi' I asked him how he was do-
ing.
S "Jaust that Isimple question
produced tears in his eyes. He
began to tell me that he was an
owner of a mini-grocery store.
Just before the tsunami hit, he
was talking with his older sister
who helped ouit with the store.
"They, both looked out the
wiridow anid saw a great wall of
water coming. She yelled out to
him, 'Hold me, you know I can't
swim! Hold me, Hold me!' "
The concerned brother as-
sured his sister he would hold
,and protect her, but when the
wave hit it was so strong that he
was unable to keep his promise.
He was swept 800 meters
away by the wave, arid when the
water receded, it took him an
hour to return to his store.
Upon arriving there, he found
exactly what he feared his sis-
ter lay dead.,pressed up against
the wall.
At this point or the story, the
grieving brother began to sob al-
most uncontrollably, moving the
relief worker to take him in his
arms, hold hlim as firmly as pos-
.sible, and pray for him.
After his prayer, he comforted
this tearful one, saying no one in
the wprld would, have, been able
to hold onto his sister's hand un-
der the force of the tsunami,
adding.' ". but now if you trust
in God, He will never let go of
you!" '


'SStrengthi inig 'Ourselves to
Build" was the theme of the
149th anii'versary celebration at
First Providence Missionary
Baptist &Church in Bartow on
Sunday, Feb. 20.'
Beginning as Providence Bap-
tist Church, the church opened
in 1856,. in a.community known
as "Green's Settlement." It was
the first church for blacks in the
territory of "Peace Creek," now
/known as Polk County.
According -to historical re-
cords, :the .first church was lo-
caei 'l atlth7~ iriteisection of
Ptewart Stegte id- .Maple Ave-
nue, on land purchasedd by Bro.
Ned Greene with $50 he made
from selling a mule. Later on,
the'sale. of another. mule and do-
nations from church members
purchased -lumber.. and other
items. .
.The First South Florida Mis-
isionaijryBaptist Association was
.orgainized :at First- Providence
:M.B.C. The- first! session was
,held. in November -1889, with
,Reyv. W.B.. Mills as host church


The .celebration, is underway
'for the 1i2th anniversary of Mt.
il boa' Mifssionary Baptist
Church in Bartow.
Commemoration services are
continmmg onThursday, Feb. 24,
with- Bishop Willie Watson and
the congregation of Praise Tem-
ple Deliverance Center of Bar-
tow; Friday, Feb.-25,: with Rev.
b eryl Jones and the congrega-
tion of First Providence M.B.
Church of Bartow; and Satur-
day Fb. 26.9 with a n-iusical old


Lakeland Christian Women's
Club will host a Fun Fashion
Show & Luncheon on Wednes-
day, March 2, from 11 a.m. to 1
p.m., at The Club at 'Eagle-
brooke.
f The -fashion show program
will be presentedd by Robyn
Lyntne'of Lalel'and.
i: Annette Sun'will sing "A Mel-
ody for Spring."
Anna England of Bayonet
Point is the guest speaker. Her


Is this true?
Does God hold securely those
who trust Him?
Yes.
Even in storms, when wind
and waves threaten to bring
them down?
Especially then.
During World War II, my
friend, Charles Krieger, was cap-
tured by Nazi troops and held as
a prisoner of war. When allied
forces began bombing the area
where he was imprisoned, he
found himself in double jeop-
ardy.
His life was in the hands of
his captors, but as friendly forces
increased their attacks, he was
also in danger of being killed by
those trying to set him free.
While living through those
precarious conditions, he settled
on a Bible verse to bring him
peace: "Cast thy burden upon
the Lord and He shall sustain
thee" (Psalm 55:22), which re-
minded him that though he was
being held captive by his ene-
mies, he was held securely in the
hands of his Lord.
Time after time, I have been
amazed at the strength of those
going through severe trials be-
cause they knew they weren't
traveling alone. No matter what
the future held, they rested
peacefully in knowing the one
who holds the future, and be-
lieved He held them safely in
His hands.
The Psalmist said in trem-
bling times, when it seemed his
strength was nearly gone and
his feet were slipping, that the
Lord had rescued him, given him
new strength, and held him up
(Psalm 94:18).
When you feel overwhelmed
and need someone to hold you,
remember God cares and will re-
spond to your call. He'll hold you
fast and never let you fall.


pastor, and Rev. E.C. Jones as
moderator.
First Providence M.B.C. con-
tinued its mission in building a
Christian foundation in the
1800s. The District Sunday
School Convention and the
Women's District Convention
were organized in 1894.
Before Union Academy came
.into being in 1897, school for
blacks was held in west Bartow
at First Providence.
Among the pioneers of the
church were deacons Tony
Tucker, W.H. Merriwether, W.R.
Jones, J. Austin, W.S. Williams,
Andrew Prints, Jacob Smith,
General Stephens, B. Mayo,,
.Wesley Murray, Arthur Mosely,
Jasper Mdore, Fred Waldon, L.A.
Stephens, Bluchie Smith, Ge-
neva Webster, Handy Stephens,
and Ernest Ponds.
In October of 2000, Rev. Deryl
A. Jones assumed the position of
pastor, with the membership at
513. Since then, approximately
101 new members have been
added to the church roll.


will conclude Sunday, Feb. 27,
with Rev. Robert Austin and the
congregation of First Baptist
Hilltop Church of Frostproof.
Services will begin at 7 p.m.
Wednesday- through Saturday;
and at 3:30 p.m. Sunday.
All services as well as the mu-
sical will be held at Mt. Gilboa
M.B.C., 1205 Martin Luther
'King Jr., Blvd.
For further information, call
533-8529. Dr. Alvin Moore is


. topic is "At the end of a rocky
path '- a rose garden."
The cost is $14.50 inclusive.
Child care is available for pre-
schoolers free of charge.
Reservations and cancella-
tions must be made by Sunday,
Feb. 27, by calling Freddie at
647-4349 or Wylene at 859-7773,
or send e-mail to fcsecy@aol.com
Christian Women's Club is
non-denominational and there
are no membership fees or dues.


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roasted chicken breast, man-
darin oranges and a cold glass of
Nestea.
2 tablespoons butter or mar-
garine
1 package (3 ounces) dry ori-
ental-flavor Ramen noodle soup,
noodles crumbled and seasoning
packet reserved
1/2 cup sliced almonds
2/3 cup (5 fluid-ounce can)
Carnation evaporated milk
2/3 cup vegetable oil
3 tablespoons white vinegar
2 tablespoons granulated
sugar
2 packages (10 ounces each)
romaine-radicchio salad greens
4 green onions, sliced diago-
nally
Melt butter in large skillet.
Add crumbled Ramen noodles
and nuts; cook, stirring constant-
ly, until noodles are golden.
Remove from pan; cool.
Place evaporated milk, oil,
Ramen seasoning packet, vine-
gar and sugar in blender; cover.
Blend until smooth.
Combine salad greens, noodle
mixture, green onions and dress- *
ing in large bowl; toss to coat
well. Serve immediately.


Parsnip and Exotic Greens
Tureen
1 tablespoon vegetable oil
1 medium yellow onion, peeled
and diced
1 cup sliced celery
2 cloves garlic, peeled and
minced
6 cups water
2 cups diced parsnips
2 cups diced potatoes
1 teaspoon dried thyme
3/4 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon ground black
pepper
4 cups mixed leafy greens,
such as kale, mizuna, bok choy,
etc.
1/4 cup chopped fresh parsley
In a large saucepan, heat oil.
Add onion, celery and garlic;
saut6 for 4 minutes. .!
Add water, parsnips, potatoes,
thyme, salt and pepper; bring to
a simmer. Cook for 20 to 25 min-
utes over medium-low heat, stir-
ring occasionally, until vegeta-
bles are tender.
Stir in mixed greens and pars-
ley; cook for 5 to 10 minutes
more. To thicken, transfer half of
the soup to a blender or food
processor fitted with a steel
blade and, puree until smooth.
Return pur6ed soup to pan and
keep hot until ready to serve.


Pasta with Beans and
Greens
An awesome potpourri of
mushrooms, raisins, spinach,
white beans, onions and rose-
mary all tossed with pretty
bowtie pasta and chicken broth.
8 ounces bowtie pasta
4 cups chopped onion
1 cup chopped mushrooms
4 cloves garlic, peeled and
minced
1 teaspoon dried rosemary
4 cups torn kale or spinach
1/4 cup raisins
1/2 cup broth, or water (seei


Warner Southern College De-
partment of Fine Arts will pre-
sent its 2005 Gospel Sirig this
weekend.
Warner's Concert Choir has
joined with alumni and members
of the community to form a
group of 125 to perform musical
numbers such as "How Great
Thou Art," "Give the World a
Smile," and "Oh, What a Savior."
The presentation is directed
by Dr. Steven Darr, chairman of
the fine arts department. Dr.
Darr is completing his 28th year
at the college.
All music will be accompanied
by instrumentalists Dianna Gib-
son, southern gospel pianist of
Vero Beach; Greg Ingerson, per-


cooking tips)
1 can (15-oz.) white beans,
drained and rinsed
2 to 4 tablespoons nuts,
preferably toasted pine nuts or
slivered almonds
2 to 4 ounces Parmesan
cheese, coarsely shredded
Cook pasta according to pack-
age directions. Drain; keep
warm.
Meanwhile, spray a large skil-
let with vegetable cooking spray.
Saut6 onion, mushrooms, garlic
and rosemary until tender, 5 to 8
minutes.
Add kale, raisins and broth to
skillet; heat to boiling. Reduce
heat and simmer, covered, until
kale is wilted, 5 to 8 minutes.
Stir in beans and cook until
broth is evaporated, 3 to 4 min-
utes. Stir bean mixture into
pasta; sprinkle with half of the
Parmesan cheese and nuts; toss.
Season to taste with salt and
pepper. Sprinkle with remaining
cheese to serve.


Pear & Pecan Salad with
Mixed Greens
10 ounces salad greens, torn
2 medium pears, peeled
(optional), cored and sliced
1 cup seedless red grapes,
halved
8 ounces sp'oonable ranch
dressing
1/2 cup crumbled blue cheese,
optional
1/3 cup toasted pecan halves
Toss greens, pears and grapes
in large bowl. Drizzle with dress-
ing and top with cheese and
pecans just before serving.


Pork and Greens
1 pound pork butt
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/8 teaspoon pepper
3 pounds mustard' greens
Simmer pork butt covered in
water for 1 hour. Season the
broth with salt and pepper.
Meanwhile, wash mustard
greens and remove any thick
stems.Add to the broth and sim-
mer for 15 to 17 minutes.


Portuguese Kale and
Potato Soup
2 tablespoons olive oil
1 medium onion, peeled
chopped
3 cloves garlic, minced
4 cups water
4 cups diced peeled potatoes
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon ground white
pepper
2 cups chopped rinsed kale
1 can 15-oz. white beans,
drained and rinsed
1 red bell pepper, roasted and
diced (see note)
1/4 cup chopped parsley
Heat large saucepan over
medium-high heat. Add oil then
onion and garlic, and saut6 for
about 5 minutes. Add the water,
potatoes, salt and pepper; bring
to a boil. Lower heat to a simmer
and cook uncovered 20 minutes,
stirring occasionally.
Stir in the kale, beans, pepper
and parsley, cook 10 minutes
more until kale wilts and soup is
heated through. Turn off the heat


cussionist, also of Vero Beach;,
and Rev. Randy Montgomery,
bass guitarist, of Lake Wales.
Performances dates are Fri-
day, Feb. 25, at 7 p.m., at Winter
Haven First Baptist Church;
Saturday, Feb. 26, at 7 p.m., at
Avon Park Union Congrega-
tional Church; and Sunday, Feb.
27, at 6 p.m., at Highland Park
Church of the Nazarene in Lake-
land.
All performances are free and
opep to the public. A love offer-
ing will be received to help de-
fray expenses. : ,. ,';';'
For further information :and
directions, call 638-7231, or e-
mail DarrS@Warner.edu.


and let stand for about 10 min-
utes. Ladle the soup into bowls
and serve with warm crusty
bread.
Note:
Roast peppers by placing them
under the broiler, holding them
over a gas flame or roasting them
on the stovetop in a cast-iron
skillet until charred.
In the broiler preheat broil-
er; place peppers on broiler rack
and broil, turning frequently,
until bubbly and blackened on all
sides, 15 to 20 minutes. Transfer
peppers into a paper bag; close
bag and set aside until cool,
about 15 minutes.
Over a gas flame if only one
or two peppers are being roasted,
this method may be preferable.
Holding the pepper in tongs over
a medium-low to medium flame,
turn pepper as it bubbles and
blackens, about 15 minutes.
Transfer pepper into a paper bag;
close bag and set aside until cool,
about 15 minutes more.
In a cast-iron skillet heat
large cast-iron skillet over medi-
um-high heat, using no oil; when
hot, place peppers in skillet and
roast, turning frequently, until
bubbly and blackened on all
sides, 15 to 20 minutes. Transfer
peppers into a paper bag; close
bag and set aside until cool,
about 15 minutes.
After cooling, peel peppers by
gently pulling off skin.



Saucy Turnip Greens
2 pounds turnip greens
3 cups water
1/2 teaspoon salt
3 strips of bacon
1/2 cup onion, chopped
Clean and trim turnip greens.
Place in a large kettle with water
and salt. Bring to a boil, reduce
the heat, cover, and simmer for 1
hour or until tender. Drain,
reserving of the liquid. Cook
strips of bacon in a skillet until
crisp.
Drain; crumble and set aside.
Remove the bacon and set aside.
Cook onion in the skillet drip-
pings until soft. Add the turnip
greens and toss. to mix. Garnish
with the crumbled bacon.




Saut6ed Collard Greens
10-1/2 pounds collard greens
1 tablespoon olive oil
2 cloves garlic, finely chopped
1/2 teaspoon Crosse &
Blackwell Worcestershire sauce
1/8 teaspoon ground white
pepper
1/8 teaspoon salt
Remove and discard stems
and center ribs of collard greens;
cut greens into 1-inch pieces.
Bring large stockpot of water
to a boil; add greens. Cook for 15
minutes; drain.
Heat olive oil in large, non-
stick skillet over medium-high
heat. Add garlic and crushed red
pepper; cook for 30 seconds. Stir
in greens, Worcestershire sauce,
white pepper and salt. Cook, stir-
ring frequently, for 4 to 6 min-
utes or until greens are tender
and heated through.


Saut6ed Mixed Greens
Red chard, collard greens,
mustard greens and spinach are
flavorful and packed with nutri-
tion. Leafy and rich with color
they make a tasty medley spiked
with red pepper flakes. Served
with a light splash of apple cider
vinegar the greens make a terrif-
ic team with rice, beans, grilled
meats or fish.
1 bunch red chard
1 bunch collard greens
1 bunch mustard greens
2 bunches spinach
3 tablespoons olive oil
3 cloves garlic, minced
1/8 teaspoon red pepper flakes
1/8 teaspoon salt
1/8 teaspoon pepper
Keeping vegetables in sepa-
rate bunches, remove leaves from
stems and stalks of red chard,
collard greens, mustard greens
and spinach. Discard stems and
stalks (or reserve for another
use). Rinse red chard, collard
greens and mustard greens well
under running water; shake off
excess water. Wash spinach
leaves well in several changes of
water.
Place red chard in a saut6 pan
with 1/4 cup water; cook over
medium heat until tender (about
2 minutes). Remove and place in
a colander to drain. Repeat with
collard greens and mustard
greens. Add spinach to saut6
pan, using only water clinging to
the leaves; cook only until wilted
(about 1 minute).
Combine all greens in a large
bowl; reserve. Heat olive oil in a
large saut6 pan over medium
heat. Add garlic and red pepper
flakes to taste; cook for a minute,
stirring. Add greens; toss to coat.
Heat thoroughly. Season with
salt and pepper to taste.


Seafood Spinach Salad
With Avocado
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon ground black pep-
per
2 cloves garlic, peeled
1 tablespoon Dijon mustard
3/4 cup red wine vinegar
1/2 teaspoon sugar
1-1/4 cups extra virgin olive oil
1 package (12-oz.) imitation
crabmeat
10 ounces baby spinach
leaves, rinsed and dried
1 large avocado, pitted, peeled
and cut into 1/2-inch cubes
1/2 medium red onion, thinly
sliced
2 tablespoons Crosse &
Blackwell capers, drained
Combine salt and pepper in a
blender and grind for 10 seconds.
Add garlic and grind for 10 more
seconds. Add mustard and grind
for another 10 seconds. Add red
wine vinegar and sugar and
process until thoroughly com-
bined. With blender running, add
oil in a steady stream until dress-
ing is smooth and emulsified.
In a large mixing bowl, coin-
bine spinach, crab, avocado,
onion and capers. Pour over 1/2
cup dressing and toss gently
until evenly coated. Serve imme-
diately.
Store remaining salad dress-
ing, covered, in the refrigerator
for up to one week.


Spaghetti with Kale and
Garlic
4 ounces spaghetti
2 cups tightly packed kale,
stemmed, and finely chopped
1 tablespoon water
1/2 cup nonfat cottage cheese
2 cloves garlic, peeled and
minced
1 tablespoon walnuts, chopped
1/4 teaspoon ground black
pepper
Prepare. spaghetti al dente
according to package directions.
Meanwhile, combine kale and
water in a nonstick skillet on
medium heat; cover, and cook
until kale is wilted and still
bright green, 3 to 5 minutes.
Turn heat off and stir in cottage
cheese and garlic.
Drain cooked pasta and toss
with kale mixture. Sprinkle with
walnuts and pepper to taste.


Spinach with Beans
3 tablespoons chopped peeled
onions
1 tablespoon butter
2 packages (10-oz. ea.) frozen
chopped spinach, drained
1 can. (15-oz.) pinto beans,
drained
1 tablespoon chili powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 hard-cooked egg, sliced
In a skillet saut6 onion in but-
ter. Add spinach, pinto beans,
chili powder and salt. Simmer for
10 minutes; add egg as a garnish
and serve.


Spinach-Orange Salad
Hearty greens and sweet
oranges are tossed with an sim-
ple honey-mint vinaigrette.
1 pound spinach, rinsed,
trimmed and patted dry
1 can (12-oz.) mandarin
orange sections, drained
1/2 cup slivered almonds
1 cup vegetable oil
1/2 cup cider vinegar
1 cup minced fresh mint
1 clove garlic, crushed
1 teaspoon honey
Toss spinach, mandarin
orange sections and almonds
together; refrigerate for 1 hour.
In a covered jar, combine oil,
cider vinegar, mint, garlic and
honey; shake well. Pour over
salad just before serving.


Wilted Korean Spinach
Lime juice and soy sauce give
this spinach a tangy but rich
taste. A delicious accompaniment
to chicken dishes, rice or grilled
meats.
8 cups fresh spinach, washed,
trimmed, chopped
1 teaspoon white rice vinegar
1 teaspoon fresh lime juice
1 teaspoon soy sauce
In a 5-quart stainless steel
saucepan, combine spinach,
white rice vinegar, lime juice and
soy sauce. Cover and cook on low
heat until the spinach is just
wilted, about 4 minutes.
Uncover, raise heat to high, and
cook briskly for a minute to
reduce the spinach juice. Do not
allow to scorch.
Serve hot.


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POLK COUNTY
BOARO OF COUNTY
COMMISSIONERS
POLK COUNTY, a political sub-
division of the State of Florida,
Petitioner,
vs.
VERNON RAY HARRELSON,
JR.,
Respondent(s)J
COMPLAINT NO.
CE 04 2204 NT DM
NOTICE OF DEMOLITION
TO: VERNON RAY HARREL-
SON, JR., whose last known ad-
dress was C/O CHERYL BAR-
RENTINE, 12530 GAMELAND
DRIVE, LAKELAND, FL 33809-
1109 and any successors in in-
terest to the below described
property
RE: Structure(s) being situ-
ated on a parcel described as:
PARCFI #7: BFGIN AT THE
SOUTHWEST LCOiN'R OF THE
NORFHWESI 1/4 'OF THE
OUi'EA.i 4 uOF SECTION
U8, TOWNSHIP ;, SOUTH,
R.ANGF 24 F.- I N THENCE
I i A/ :,'..' .;/- .- U7TH LINE
. SAID NORTHH' 1/4 OF
SUUHt-ASI7 I/, STANCEE
OF 400 0 I:FEST TO THF POINT
OF BEGINVNiNGu 1-OU -I1S DE-
SC"'ifltPION RUN iiENCE
NORTH AND PARALL. WITH
7HE WEST LINE 01- SAID
NORTHWEST 1/4 01 OUTH-
[-iSI' 1/4 A DLITAivCE OF
218.24'FEET, RUN HENCE
EAST AND PARALLEL WITH THE
SOUTH LINE OF SAID NORTH-
WEST 1/4 OF'SOU-HIAST 1/4
A DISTANCE OF 1000 FEET,
RUN THENCE SOUTH AND PAR-
ALLEL WITH THE WEST LINE OF
SAID NORTHWEST 1/4 OF THE
SOUTHEAST 1/4 A DISTANCE
OF 218.24 FEET TO THE
SOUTH LINE OF SAID NORTH-
WEST 1/4 OF SOUTHEAST 1/4
OF SOUTHEAST 1/4, RUN
THENCE WEST ALONG THE
SOUTH LINE OF SAID NORTH-
WEST 1/4 OF SOUTHEAST 1/4
OF 100.0 FEET TO THE POINT
OF BEGINNING.
TAKE NOTICE that pursu-
ant to Polk County Ordinance
90-17, the Director of the Polk
County Building Division has de-
termined that the structures)
referenced above are dilapi-
dated structures) as definedined in
the Ordinance. The struc-
ture(s) must be demol-
ished 'and- ,the"' Bdebris
must pbe removed 'to an
authorized Ylandrifl or
the structure(s)-t must
be substantially repaired
within thirty (30) days
after this notice -has
been served. In order to
repair or. demolish struc-
tures other than mobile
homes, you must first
obtain a building or
demolition permit from
the Building Depart-
ment.
If a building or demolition per-
mit is required, you are still
bound by the the thirty (30) day
time period required herein.
Your time to demolish or repair is
not extended by the six (6) month
period allowed in the Building De-
partment permits for exercise of
said permits. You must call the
Community Development Spe-
cialist 11 when the structure has
been substantially repaired or
demolished.
If the dilapidated structuress,
are not demolished or substan-
tially repaired as set Forth
above within thirty (30) days,
the structures) shall be demol-
ished by Polk County.
Should you fail to demolish or sub-
stantially repair the dilapidated
structures) within the 30 day time
period, please be advised that you
may wish to remove all personal,
property and site improvements
from the subject property. The
cost of the demolition and re-
moval of debris shall be as-
sessed against the property .
owners and imposed as a lien,
against the real property. If not
satisfied, the lien may be fore-
closed after a period of two
years in the manner provided in
Chapter 173, Florida Statutes.
The thirty day time period may
be enlarged by the Demolition
Coordinator in writing for good
cause shown. In order to re-
ceive an extension of time, you
must contact the Building Divi-
sion immediately upon receipt
of this Notice. A verbal exten-
sion of time is not sufficient to
enlarge the time period and will
not protect your rights.
Any questions regarding this No-
tiee of Demolition may be directed
to the following:
Tanya L. Tucker, Commu-
nity Development Specialist
II
Housing and Neighborhood
Development Division
P.O. Box 9005, Drawer
HS04
Bartow, Florida 33831-
9005
(863) 534-5257
Dated this 18th day of February,
2005.
Tanya L. Tucker, Community
Development Specialist II
P.O. Box 9005, Drawer HS04
Bartow, Florida 33831-9005
(863) 534-5257
Feb. 17, 24, 2005-0578






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CLASSIFIED,
CALL THE
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dk 533-4183.
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POLK COUNTY
BOARD OF COUNTY
COMMISSIONERS
POLK COUNTY, a political sub-
division of the State of Florida,
Petitioner,
vs.
BRENDA K. CRUZ F/K/A
BRENDA K. BLIZZARD,
Respondent(s)J
COMPLAINT NO.
CE 04-4555 NT DM
NOTICE OF DEMOLITION
TO: BRENDA K. CRUZ F/K/A
BRENDA K. BLIZZARD, whose
last known address was POST
OFFICE BOX 1128, EAGLE
LAKE, FL 33839-1128 and any
successors in interest to the be-
low described property
RE: Structure(s) being situ-
ated on a parcel described as:
LOT 26, LAKE PIERCE RAN-
CHETTES, ACCORDING TO MAP
OR PLAT THEREOF AS RE-
CORDED IN PLAT BOOK 71,
PAGE ;9, OF THE PUBLIC RE-
CORDS OF POLK COUNTY,
FLORIDA. TOGETHER WITH A
DOUBLE WIDE MOBILE HOME
1981 NOBI IDENTIFICATION
NUMBERS N11453A AND
N11453B.
TAKE NOTICE that pursu-
ant to Polk County Ordinance
90-17, the Director of the Polk
County Building Division has de-
termined that the structures)
referenced above are dilapi-
dated structures) as defined in
the Ordinance. The struc-
ture(s) must be demol-
ished and the debris
must be removed to an
authorized landfill or
the structures) must
be substantially repaired
within thirty (30) days
after this notice has
been served. In order to
repair or demolish struc-
tures other than mobile
homes, you must first
obtain a building or
demolition permit from
the Building Depart-
ment.
If a building or demolition per-
mit is required, you are still
bound by the thirty (30) day
time period required herein.
Your time to demolish or repair is
not extended by the six (6) month
period allowed in the Building De-
partment permits for exercise of
said permits. You must call the
Community Development Spe-
cialistII when the structure has
been substantially repaired or
demolished ....
If the dilapidated structures)
are not demolished or substan-
tially repaired as set Forth
above within thirty (30) days,
the.structure(s) shall be demol-
ished by Polk County.
Should you fail to demolish or sub-
stantially repair the dilapidated
structures) within the 30 day time
period, please be advised that you
may wish to remove all personal
property and site improvements
from the subject property. The
cost of the demolition and re-
moval of debris shall be as-
sessed against the property
owners and imposed as a lien
against the real property. If not
satisfied, the lien may be fore-
closed after a period of two
years in the manner provided in
Chapter 173, Florida Statutes.
The thirty day time period may
be enlarged by the Demolition
Coordinator in writing for good
cause shown. In order to re-
ceive an extension of time, you
must contact the Building Divi-
sion immediately upon receipt
of this Notice; A verbal exten-
sion of time is not sufficient to
enlarge the time period and will
not protect your rights.
Any questions regarding this No
'tice of Demolition may be directed
to the following:
Tanya L. Tucker, Commu-
nity Development Specialist
I I
Housing and Neighborhood
Development Division
P.O. Box 9005, Drawer
HS04
Bartow, Florida 33831-
9005
(863) 534-5257'.
Dated this 18th day of February,
2005.
Tanya L. Tucker, Community
Development Specialist II
P.O. Box 9005, Drawer HS04
Bartow, Florida 33831-9005
(863) 534-5257
Feb. 17, 24, 2005-0577

POLK COUNTY
BOARD OF COUNTY
COMMISSIONERS
POLK COUNTY, a political sub-
division of'the State of Florida,'
Petitioner,
vs.
BRENDA E. SANDERS AND
JAMES E. THOMAS,
Respondentss]
COMPLAINT NO.
CE 04-4655 NT DM
NOTICE OF DEMOLITION
TO: BRENDA E. SANDERS,
whose last known address was
2410 4TH STREET, MULBERRY,
FL 33860-4441, JAMES E. THO-
MAS whose last known address
was 2410 4TH STREET, MUL-
BERRY, FL 33860-4441, MI-
CHAEL L. KENNON, MORTGA-
GEE whose last known address
was 2200 4TH STREET, MUL-
BERRY, FL 33860, GAIL D. KEN-
NON, MORTGAGEE whose last
known address was 2204 4TH
STREET, MULBERRY, FL 33860
and any successors in interest
to the below described property
RE: Structure(s) being situ-
ated on a parcel described as:
NORTH 35 FEET OF FOLLOW-
ING DESCRIBED PROPERTY: BE-
GINNING AT THE SOUTHEAST
CORNER OF SOUTHWEST 1/4
OF SECTION 34, TOWNSHIP 29
SOUTH, RANGE 23 EAST, RUN
WEST 161.7 FEET, THENCE
NORTH 38..1l FEET TO THE
POINT OF BEGINNING; SAID
POINT OF BEGINNING BEING IN


THE NORTH RIGHT-OF-WAY
LINE OF COUNTY ROAD; RUN
THENCE NORTH 301.86 FEET,
WEST 120 FEET, SOUTH
288.13 FEET TO A POINT IN
THE NORTH RIGHT-OF-WAY
LINE OF SAID COUNTY ROAD;
THENCE EASTERLY ALONG
SAID RIGHT-OF-WAY LINE TO
THE POINT OF BEGINNING, ALL
LYING AND BEING IN POLK
COUNTY, FLORIDA.
TAKE NOTICE that pursu-
ant to Polk County Ordinance
90-17, the Director of the Polk
County Building Division has de-
termined that the structures)
referenced e are dilapi-
dated structures) as defined in
the Ordinance. The struc-
ture(s) must be demol-
ished and the debris
must be removed to an
authorized landfill or
the structures) must
be substantially repaired
within thirty (30) days
after this notice has
been served. In order to
repair or demolish struc-
tures other than mobile
homes, you must first
obtain a building or
demolition permit from
the Building Depart-
ment.
If a building or demolition per-
mit Is required, you are still
bound by the thirty (30) day
time period required herein.
Your time to demolish or repair is
not extended by the six (6) month
period allowed in the Building De-
partment permits for exercise of
said permits. You must call the
Community Development Spe-
cialist II when the structure has
been substantially repaired or
demolished.
If the dilapidated structures)
are not demolished or substan-
tially repaired as set Forth
above within thirty (30) days,
the structures) shall be demol-
ished by Polk County.
Should you fail to demolish or sub-
stantially repair the dilapidated
structures) within the 30 day time
period, please be advised that you
may wish to remove all personal
property and site improvements
from the subject property. The
cost of the demolition and re-
moval of debris shall be as-
sessed against the property
owners and imposed as.a lien
against the real property. If not
satisfied, the lien may be fore-
closed after a period of two
years in the manner provided in
Chapter 173, Florida Statutes.
The thirty day time period may
be enlarged by the Demolition
Coordinator in writing for good
cause shown. In order to re-
ceive an extension of time, you
must contact the Building Divi-
sion immediately upon receipt
of this Notice. A verbal exten-
sion of time is not sufficient to
enlarge the time period and will
not protect your rights.
Any questions regarding this No-
tice of Demolition may be directed
to the following:
Tanya L. Tucker, Commu-
nity Development Specialist
II
Housing and Neighborhood
Development Division
P.O. Box 9005, Drawer
HS04
Bartow, Florida 33831-
9005
(863) 534-5257
Dated this 18th day of February,
2005.
Tanya L. Tucker, Community
Development Specialist II
P.O. Box 9005, Drawer HS04
Bartow, Florida 33831-9005
(863) 534-5257
.Feb. 17, 24, 2005-0576


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT
OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL
CIRCUIT IN AND FOR
POLK COUNTY, STATE OF
FLORIDA
FERRIS S. WALLER & PEGGY A.
WALLER,
Plaintiffs,
vs.
RAYMOND L. STEELE & NANCY
D. STEELE; CLERK OF COURTS,
POLK COUNTY, FLORIDA,
Defendant(s).
CASE NO.
53-2004CA-00830-
0D00-LK
Section 7
NOTICE OF ACTION-PROP-
ERTY
TO: RAYMOND L. STEELE and
NANCY D. STEELE
YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an ac-
tion to foreclose a mortgage on
real property concerning the fol-
.lowing property in Polk County,
Florida:
Commencing at the Southeast
corner of the Northwest 1/4 of
the Southeast 1/4 of Section 6,
Township 29 South, Range 23
East, run North 21.00 feet to
the point of beginning. Thence
run North 89'51'30" West
150.00 feet; thence North
290.40 feet; thence South
89"51'30" East 150.0 feet;
thence South 290.40 feet to
the point of beginning. To-
gether with an easement for
ingress and egress over the
following described property:
Beginning at the Southeast
corner of the Northwest 1/4 of
the Southeast 1/4 of Section 6,
Township 29 South, range 23
East, run North 21.00 feet
thence run North 89"51'30"
West 1324.67 feet; thence run
South 0'07'24" West 20.00
feet to the Southwest corner of
the Northwest 1/4 of the
Southeast 1/4 of said Section
6, thence run South 89'49'06"
East 1324.76 feet to the point
of beginning, Polk County,
Florida.
Also known as 4400 Hamilton
Road, Lakeland, Florida 33811
has been filed against you and
you are required to serve a copy


of your written defenses, if any, to
it, Plaintiff's Attorney, whose name
and address is LEONARD J.
CONNORS, ESQUIRE, LAW OF-
FICES OF LEONARD J. CON-
NORS & ASSOCIATES, P.A.,
1007 E. REYNOLDS STREET,
PLANT CITY, FLORIDA 33566, on
or before March 21 2005 and file
the original with the clerk of the
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 or
petition.
WITNESS my hand and the
seal of this Court on February 14.

RICHARD M. WEISS
CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT
By /s/Angelica Herrera
Deputy Clerk
(Court Seal)
Feb. 17, 24, 2005-0563

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT
FOR POLK COUNTY,
FLORIDA PROBATE DIVI-
SION
IN RE: ESTATE OF
STANLEY A. KOCOT,
Deceased.
File No:*
04-CP-2976
NOTICE OF
ADMINISTRATION
The administration of the es-
tate of STANLEY A. KOCOT,
deceased, File Number 04-CP-
2976, is pending in the Circuit
Court for Polk County, Florida,
Probate Division, the address of
which is Post Office Box 9000,
Drawer CC-4, Bartow, Florida
33830-9000. The names and
addresses of the personal rep-
resentative and the personal
representative's attorney are
set forth below.
ALL INTERESTED PERSONS ARE
NOTIFIED THAT:
All persons on whom this no-
tice is served who have objec-
tions that challenge the validity
of the will, the qualifications of
the personal representative,
venue, or jurisdiction 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.W
All credtcre ors the dece'dent
and ornet, persons having
claims or dearrarnds against de-'
cedent's estate on whom a
copy of this notice is served
within three months after the
date of the first publication of
this notice must file their
claims with this Court WITHIN
THE LATER OF THREE MONTHS
AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST
PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE
OR THIRTY DAYS AFTER THE
DATE OF SERVICE OF A COPY
OF THIS NOTICE ON THEM.
All other creditors of the de-
cedent and persons having
claims or demands against the
decedent's estatemust file
their claims with this court
WITHIN THREE MONTHS AFTER
THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLI-
CATION OF THIS NOTICE.
ALL CLAIMS, DEMANDS AND
OBJECTIONS NOT SO FILED
WILL BE FOREVER BARRED.
The date of the first publica-
tion of this Notice is February
17,2005.
Personal Representative:
Maureen A. Pata e 1
1980 NW 34th Avenue
Coconut Creek, FL 33066
Attorney for Personal Repre-
sentative
Peter W. van den Boom, Es-
quire
Florida Bar No: 0143601
FROST TAMAYO SESSUMS &
ARANDA, P.A.
Post Office Box 2188
Bartow, Florida 33831-2188
Telephone: 863/533-0314
Facsimile: 863/533-8985'
Attorneys For Personal Rep-
resentative
Feb. 17, 24, 2005-0584

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT IN AND
FOR POLK COUNTY, FLORIDA
PROBATE DIVISION
IN RE:
ESTATE OF NOEL BERES-
FORD MCFARLANE, SR.;
Deceased.
PROBATE FILE NO.
03CP-0024
NOTICE OF
ADMINISTRATION AND
NOTICE TO CREDITORS
The administration of the estate
of NOEL BERESFORD MCFAR-
LANE, SR., Deceased, File Num-
ber 03CP-0024, is pending in the
Circuit Court for Polk County, Flor-
ida, Probate Division, the address
of which is Drawer CC-4, Post Of-
fice Box 9000, Bartow, Florida
33831-9000. The name and ad-
dress of the Personal Representa-
tive and the Personal Representa-
tive's attorney are set forth below
The Estate is Intestate.
ALL INTERESTED PERSONS
ARE NOTIFIED THAT:
All persons on whom this notice
is served who have objections that
challenge the validity of the will,
the qualifications of the Personal
Representative, venue or jurisdic-
tion of this Court are required to
file their objections with this Court
WITHIN THE LATER OF THREE
MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF
THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF.
THIS NOTICE OR THIRTY DAYS
AFTER THE DATE OF SERVICE
OF A COPY OF THIS NOTICE
ON THEM.
All creditors of the decedent
and other persons having claims
or demands against decedent's
estate on whom a copy of this no-
tice is served within three months
after the date of the first publica-
tion of this Notice must file their
claims with this Court WITHIN
THE LATER OF THREE


Supreme Court Approved
Family Law Form
1-2.915.) Future papers
'in this lawsuit: will be
mailed to the address
on record at the clerk's
office.
WARNING: Rule 12.285,
Florida Family Law Rules
of Procedure, requires
certain automatic dis-
closure of documents
and information. Failure
to comply can result in
sanctions, including dis-
missal or striking of
pleadings.
DATED February 16, 2005.
CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT
COURT
By: /s/ Summer White
As Deputy Clerk
(Court Seal)
Feb. 17, 24, Mar. 3, 10, 2005-
0581


MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF
THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF
THIS NOTICE OR THIRTY DAYS
AFTER THE DATE OF SERVICE
,OF A COPY OF THIS NOTICE
ON THEM.
All other creditors of the dece-
dent and persons having claims or
demands against the decedent's
estate must file their claims with
this court WITHIN THREE
MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF
THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF
THIS NOTICE.
ALL CLAIMS, DEMANDS AND
OBJECTIONS NOT SO FILED
WILL BE FOREVER BARRED.
The date of the first publication
of this Notice is February 17,
2005. '
NOEL BERESFORD MCFAR-
LANE, JR.
Personal Representative
4972 Easley Road
Golden, Colorado 80403
WALTER G. BELL
Attorney for the Estate
98 First Street North
Winter Haven, Florida 33881-4507
(863) 294-2997
Florida Bar No. 5055
Feb. 17, 24, 2005-0580

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF
POLK COUNTY,. FLORIDA
IN RE: ESTATE OF
JACKIE BURWELL JENKINS,
Deceased.
PROBATE DIVISION
File Number:
05CP-0295
NOTICE TO CREDITORS
(Summary Administration)
TO ALL PERSONS HAVING
CLAIMS OR DEMANDS
AGAINST THE ABOVE ESTATE:
You are hereby notified that an
Order of Summary Administration
has been entered in the estate of
Jackle Burwell Jenkins, deceased,
File Number 05CP-0295. by the
Circuit Court for Polk County, Flor-
ida, Probate Division, the address
of which is Drawer CC-4, Post Of-
fice Box 9000, Bartow, FL 33831;
that the total cash value of the es-
tate is $500.00 and that the name
and address of those to whom it
has been assigned by such Order
are:
Jack C. Jenkins
705 Hilmer Avenue South
Bartow, FL 33830
Margaretha H. Jenkins'
705 Hilmer Avenue South
Bartow, FL 33830
ALL INTERESTED PERSONS
ARE NOTIFIED THAT:
All creditors of the estate of the
decedent and persons having
claims or demands against the es-
tate on whom a copy of this notice
is served within three months after
the date of the first publication of
this notice must file their claims
with this Court WITHIN THREE
MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF
THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF
THIS NOTICE OR THIRTY DAYS
AFTER THE DATE OF SERVICE
OF A COPY OF THIS NOTICE
ON THEM.
All other creditors of the dece-
dent and other persons having
claims or demands against the es-
tate of the decedent must file their
claims with this Court WITHIN
THREEMONTHS AFTER THE
DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICA-
TiTON OF T-IS NCTICE
ALL CLAIMS AND DEMANDS
NOT SO FILED WILL BE FO-i.
EVER BARRED I
The date pf tre irsi publication
of this Notice is February 17
Person Giving Notice:
Jack C. Jenkins
705 Hilmer Avenue South
Bartow, FL 33830
Attorney for Persons Giving No-
tice:
George T. Dunlap, III,
245 South Central Avenue
Post Office Drawer 30
Bartow, Florida 33831
(863) 533-7117
Florida Bar No 0211 64
Feb. 17, 24, 2005-0582



IN THE CIRCUIT COURT
OF THE 10TH JUDICIAL
CIRCUIT IN AND FOR
POLK COUNTY, FLORIDA
Christopher B. Large,
Petitioner,
-and-
Danielle N, Large,
Respondent.
CASE NO.:
05DR-1498
NOTICE OF ACTION
FOR DISSOLUTION OF
MARRIAGE
TO: Danielle N. Large
Respondent's Last Known Ad-
dress: Lakemore Resort Motel
Room 21-2520 US 92 W,
Winter Haven, FL 3388
YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an ac-
tion has been filed'against you
and that you are required to
serve a copy of your written
defenses, if any, to it on Chris-
topher Large, whose address is
2800 Minute Maid Ramp Road
#1. Davenport, FL 33837, on
or before March 25, 2005, and
file the original with the Clerk
of this Court at 255 N. Broad-
way, Bartow, FL 33830 before
service on Petitioner or immedi-
ately thereafter. If you fail
to do so, a default may
be entered against you
for the relief demanded
in the Petition.
Copies of all court docu-
ments in this case, in-
cluding orders, are
available at the Clerk of
the Circuit Court's of-
fice. You may review
these documents upon
requests.
You must keep the Clerk
of the Circuit Court's
office notified of your
current address. (You
may file Notice of Cur-
rent Address, Florida


FLORIDA 33830 10:00 A.M.
UNIT 19, EDWARD BEE, CON-
TENTS: MISC.
UNIT 43, JACQUELINE KER-
SEY, CONTENTS: MISC.
UNIT 77, PATRICIA MARTIN,
CONTENTS: MISC.
UNIT 128, MARK JONES.
CONTENTS: MISC.
UNIT 135, JESSICA MARTIN.
CONTENTS: MISC.
SALE IS BEING HELD TO SAT-
ISFY LANDLORD'S LIENS. CASH
PAYMENTS ONLY CONTENTS
MUST BE REMOVED WITHIN 24
HOURS. LANDLORD RESERVES
THE RIGHT TO BID.
H&R STORAGE INC.
1590 N. PARK AVENUE
BARTOW, FL 33830
Feb. 17, 24, 2005-0583


POLK COUNTY
BOARD OF COUNTY
COMMISSIONERS
POLK COUNTY, a political sub-
division of the State of Florida,
Petitioner,
vs.
MARNIE M. RAWLINSON,
Respondent(s)J
COMPLAINT NO.
CE 04-4644 NT DM
NOTICE OF DEMOLITION
TO: MARNIE M. RAWLINSON,
whose last known address was
815 LOCKLEAR AVENUE,
SARASOTA, FL 34237-8319 and
any successors in interest to
the below described property
RE: Structure(s) being situ-
ated on a parcel described as:
THE SOUTH 195 FEET OF THE
SOUTHEAST 1/4 OF THE
SOUTHEAST 1/4 OF THE
SOUTHEAST 1/4 OF SECTION
2, TOWNSHIP 27 SOUTH,
RANGE 23 EAST, POLK
COUNTY, FLORIDA, LESS RIGHT
OF WAY CONVEYED TO STATE
OF FLORIDA BY DEED RE-
CORDED IN DEED BOOK 772,
PAGE 21; LESS THE SOUTH 90
FEET OF THE SOUTHEAST 1/4
OF THE SOUTHEAST 1/4 OF
THE SOUTHEAST 1/4 OF SAID
SECTION 2; LESS ROAD RIGHT
OF WAY CONVEYED TO STATE
OF FLORIDA IN DEED RECORDED
IN OFFICIAL RECORD BOOK
1649, PAGE 1097, PUBLIC RE-
CORDS OF POLK COUNTY,
FLORIDA, FOR STATE ROAD 35
AND 700; AND THE PART DE-
SCRIBED AS FOLLOWS: FROM
THE SOUTHEAST CORNER OF
THE SOUTHEAST 1/4 OF THE
SOUTHEAST 1/4 OF THE
SOUTHEAST 1/4 OF SECTION
2, TOWNSHIP 27 SOUTH,
RANGE 23 EAST, RUN NORTH
195 FEET ALONG SECTION
LINE; THENCE RUN WESTERLY
PARALLEL TO THE SOUTH
BOUNDARY OF SAID SOUTH-
EAST 1/4 TO THE RIGHT OF
WAY U.S. 98 (STATE ROAD
700) TO THE POINT OF BEGIN-
NING FOR THIS DESCRIPTION;
CONTINUE WESTERLY 100
FEET, THENCE SOUTH 80 FEET,
THENCE EAST 100 FEET TO
SAID RIGHT OF WAY LINE;
THENCE NORTH 80 FEET TO
THE POINT OF BEGINNING.
TAKE NOTICE that pursu-
ant to Polk County Ordinance
90-17, the Director of the Polk
County Building Division has de-
termined that the structures)
referenced above are dilapi-
dated structures) as defined in
the Ordinance. The struc-
ture(s) must be demol-
ished and the debris
must be removed to an
authorized landfill or
the structures) must
be substantially repaired
within thirty (30) days
after this notice has
been served. In order to
repair or demolish struc-
tures other than mobile
homes, you must first
obtain a building or
demolition permit from
the Building Depart-
ment.
If a building or demolition per-
mit is required, you are still
bound by the thirty (30) day
time period required herein.
Your time to demolish or repair is
not extended by the six (6) month
period allowed in the Building De-
partment permits for exercise of
said permits. You must call the
Community Development Spe-
cialist II when the structure has
been substantially repaired or
demolished,
If the dilapidated structures)
are not demolished or substan-
tially repaired as set Forth
above within thirty (30) days,
the structures) shall be demol-
ished by Polk County.
Should you fail to demolish or sub-
stantially repair the dilapidated
structures) within the 30 day time
period, please be advised that you
may wish to remove all personal
property and site improvements
from the subject property. The
cost of the demolition and re-
moval of debris shall be as-
sessed against the property
owners and imposed as a lien
against the real property. If not
satisfied, the lien may be fore-
closed after a period of two
years In the manner provided In
Chapter 173, Florida Statutes.
The thirty day time period may
be enlarged by the Demolition
Coordinator in writing for good
cause shown. In order to re-
ceive an extension of time, you
must contact the Building Divi-
sion Immediately upon receipt
of this Notice. A verbal exten-
sion of time Is not sufficient to
enlarge the time period and will
' not protect your rights.
Any questions regarding this No-
tice of Demolition may be directed
to the following:
Tanya L. Tucker, Commu-
nity Development Specialist
II
Housing and Neighborhood
Development Division
P.O. Box 9005, Drawer
HS04
Bartow, Florida 33831-
9005
(863) 534-5257
Dated this 18th day of February,
2005.
Tanya L. Tucker, Community
Development Specialist II
P.O. Box 9005, Drawer HS04
Bartow, Florida 33831-9005
(863) 534-5257
Feb. 17, 24, 2005-0575





NOTICE OF PUBLIC SALE
CONTENTS OF THE FOL-
LOWING STORAGE UNITS WILL
BE SOLD OR OTHERWISE DIS-
POSED OF ON MARCH 9TH
20.05, AT H & R STORAGE, 1590
N. PARK AVENUE, BARTOW,


mine whether probable cause
exists to believe that Cap-
tioned Property has been or is
being used in violation of the
Florida Contraband Forfeiture
Act.
3. A Complaint seeking forfei-
ture of Captioned Property was
filed in the Circuit Court of the
Tenth Judicial Circuit in and for
Polk County on or about Janu-
ary, 28, 2005.
CERTIFICATE OF SERVICE
I HEREBY CERTIFY that a true
and correct copy of the forego-
ing was furnished to the ad-
dressee(s) herein this 4th day
of February. 2005.
CASSANDRA L. DENMARK, ES-
QUIRE
Polk County SherIff's Office
455 North Broadway
Bartow, Florida 33830
(863) 534.6294 .
Florida Bar #0553247
Feb. 17, 24, 2005-0546


NOTICE OF SALE FOR VEHICLE
STORAGE PURSUANT TO
FLORIDA STATUTE 713.585
A. Description and location of Ve-
hicle:
1. Description: 1994 Inter-
national Tractor Truck
VIN#
1HSRKCAR7RH527720
2. Location of Vehicle:
35699 U.S. Highway 27
Haines City, Florida 33844
B. 1. Name and address of Regis-
tered Owners:
Thomas Mutzabaugh
2800 Highway 17-92, Lot
#81
Haines City, Florida 33844
2. Name and address of All
Lien Holders:
First National Bank of Ma-
rysville
Post Office Box B
Jacksonville, PA 17053
Hare & Associates Claim
Services, Inc.
Post Office Box 8724
Jacksonville, FL 32239
C. Name, address and telephone
number of Lienor:
Long Enterprises, Inc.
35669 U.S. Highway 27
Haines City, Florida 33844
D. Please take Notice that Lienor,
Long- Enterprises, Inc. claims a
lien on the above-described vehi-
cle for labor and services per-
formed and storage charges if any
in the cash sum which, if paid to
the Lienor, would be sufficient to
redeem the vehicle from the lien
claimed by the Lienor is $7,575.00
E. Please take Notice that t he lien
claimed by Lienor, Long Enter-
prises, Inc. is subject to enforce-
ment and may be sold to satisfy
the Lien pursuant to Florida Stat-
ute 713.58 and Florida Statute
713.585.
F. Date, Time and Location of any
proposed Sale of the Vehicle are
as follows:
Date of Sale: Monday, April
4, 2005
Time of Sale: 10:00 A.M.
Location: Long Enterprises,
Inc., 35699 U.S. Highway
27, Haines City, Florida
33844
G. Please take takenotice that the
owner of the vehicle or any person
claiming an interest or lien thereon
has a right to a hearing at any time
prior to the scheduled date of sale
by filing a demand for a hearing
with the Clerk of the Circuit Court
in Polk County, Florida and mail-
ing copies of the demand for hear-
ing to all other owners and lienor
as reflected on this notice.
H. Please take notice that the
owner of the vehicle described
herein has a right to recover pos-
session without instituting judicial
proceedings by posting Bond in
accordance with the provisions of
Section 559.917 Florida Statutes.
I. Please take notice that any pro-
ceeds from the ale of the vehicle
remaining after payment of the
amount claimed to be due and ow-
ing to the lienor will be deposited
with the Clerk of the Circuit Court
for disposition upon Court Order
pursuant to subsection (8) of Flor-
ida Statute 713.585.
LONG ENTERPRISES, INC.
By: STEPHEN F. BAKER, AT-
TORNEY AT LAW
as Agent for LIENOR, LONG
ENTERPRISES, INC.
CERTIFICATE OF SERVICE
I HEREBY CERTIFY that a true
and correct copy of the forego-
ing has been furnished by Certi-
fied Mail, Return Receipt Re-
quested to Thomas Mutza-
baugh, 2800 Highway 17-92,
Lot #81, Haines City, Florida .
33844; and to First National
Bank of Marysville, Post Office
Box B, Marysville, PA 17053;
Hare & Associates Claim Serv-
ices, Inc., Post Office Box
8724, Jacksonville, FL 32239,
this 166th day of February,
2005.
Stephen F. Baker
800 First Street S.
Winter Haven, Florida
338801
(863) 299-2118 File #
44594
FL Bar No. 217182
Attorney for Lienor, Long
Enterprises, Inc.
Feb. 17, 24, 2005-0579


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN
AND FOR POLK COUNTY, FLOR-
IDA
CIVIL DIVISION
IN RE: FORFEITURE OF:
SIXTEEN THOUSAND ONE HUN-
DRED AND NINETY-SEVEN AND
00/100 DOLLARS
($16,197.00) U.S. CURRENCY
CASE NO.: 2005CA-000452
SECTION: 04
NICE OF FORFEITURE
PROCEEDINGS
Unknown
AND ALL OTHER PER-
SONS who claim an interest in
the above-captioned property:
Grady Judd, as Sher-
iff of Polk County, Florida, ("
Polk County Sheriff's Office"),
gives notice of forfeiture pro-
ceedings pursuant to Sections
932.701-707, Florida Statutes,
in regard to the above-de-
scribed property ("Captioned
Property").
1. Captioned Property was
seized in or near Lakeland, in
Polk County, Florida on or
about December 15, 2004, by
the Polk County Sheriff's Office
and Captioned Property is pres-
ently in the custody of the Polk
County Sheriff's Office.
2. Any owner, entity, bona fide
lien holder, or person in posses-
sion of the property at the
time of seizure has the right to
request an adversarial prelimi-
nary hearing from the Tenth
Judicial Circuit Court to deter-


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 TDDO (863) 534-7777
or Florida Relay Services 711.
ORDERED at POLK County
Florida, this 8thday of February.
2M05.
RICHARD M. WEISS
As Clerk, Circuit Court
POLK, Florida
By: /s/ Lori Armijo
As Deputy Clerk
(Seal)
Feb. 17, 24.,2005-0547


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN
'AND FOR POLK COUNTY,
FLORIDA
IN THE MATTER OF THE
TERMINATION OF PARENTS
RIGHTS FOR THE PROPOSED
ADOPTION OF A MINOR CHILD
L.E.G.
DOB: 09/30/2004

CC-7330B
CASE NUMBER
05-DR-000759
NOTICE OF ACTION
TO: Joey Benton
Address Unknown
YOU ARE HEREBY NOTIFIED
that a Petition to Terminate Paren-
tal Rights Pending Adoption has
been filed against you and you are
required to serve a copy of your
written defenses, if any, to it on
Petitioner's attorney, Geraldyne H.
Carlton, whose address is Carlton
& Carlton, P.A., 2310 Lakeland
Hills Boulevard, Lakeland, Florida
33805, on or before March 24,
2005, and file the original with the
clerk of this court before service
on Petitioner's attorney or immedi-
ately thereafter. If you fail to do so,
a default will be entered against
you for the relief demanded in the
petition.
WARNING: Rule 12.285, Flor-
ida Family Law Rules of Proce-
dure, requires certain automatic
disclosure of documents and infor-
mation. Failure to comply can re-
sult in sanctions, including dis-
missal or striking of pleadings.
WITNESS my hand the seal of
this court on February 14, 2005.
RICHARD M. WEISS
CLERK OF THE COURT
By /s/ Angelica Herrera
As Deputy Clerk
Feb. 17, 24, Mar. 3, 10, 2005-
0562


IN THIE CIRCUIT COURT FOR
POLK COUNTY, FLORIDA
PROBATE DIVISION -
IN RE: ESTATE OF
LESTER G. GARRINGER,
Deceased.
File No.
05CP-0287
Division Probate
NOTICE TO CREDITORS
The administration of the es-
tate of LESTER G. GARRINGER,
deceased, whose date of death
was January 20, 2005; File
Number 05CP-0287, is pending
in the Circuit Court for Polk
County, Florida, Probate Divi-
sion, the address of which is
Post Office Box 9000, CC-4,
Bartow, Florida 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 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 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: February 17.
2d5..
GILBERT N. GARRINGER
Personal Representative
Post Office Box 7271
Lakeland, Florida 33807
Janet M. Stuart
Attorney for Personal Repre-
sentative
Florida Bar No. 316679
GRAYROBINSON, P.A.
One Lake Morton Drive
Post Office Box 3
Lakeland, Florida 33802-0003
Telephone: (863) 284-2200
Feb. 17, 24, 2005-0569

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
10TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND
FOR POLK COUNTY, FLORIDA
CHASE MANHATTAN MORT-
GAGE CORPORATION,
Plaintiff,
vs,
JASON A. NIGHTLINGER, et ux.,
et al.,
Defendant(s).
CASE NO.
53-2004-CA-2408-0000 SEC. 4
NOTICE OF SALE
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN
pursuant to an Order or Final
Judgment Scheduling Foreclo-
sure Sale entered on February
4, 2005 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,
of the Polk County Courthouse, lo-
cated at 255 North Broadway Ave-
nue, Bartow, Florida, at 9:00
A.M., on the Blthday of March,
2005, the following described
property as set forth in said or-
der or final judgment, to wit:
LOT 7 OF REPLAT OF
REVA HEIGHTS, AC-
CORDING TO THE
PLAT THEREOF AS RE-
CORDED IN PLAT
BOOK 48, PAGE 4,
PUBLIC RECORDS OF
POLK COUNTY, FLOR-
IDA.


(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 February 15.
2005.
RICHARD M. WEISS
As Clerk of the Court
By: /s/ Tamika Joiner
(Court Seal)
Feb. 17. 24. Mar 3. 10, 2005-
0571


For The Most New,
Of Bartow Subscribe
To The Democrat


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT
FOR POLK COUNTY,
FLORIDA
PROBATE DIVISION
IN RE: ESTATE OF
FRANCES DABNEY NOR-
TON,
Deceased.
FILE NO.
05CP-0200
NOTICE TO CREDITORS
The administration of the es-
tate of FRANCES DABNEY
NORTON deceased, whose
date of death was November
16, 2004, and whose Social Se-
curity Number is 265-54-4854,
is pending in the Circuit Court
for Polk County, Florida, Pro-
bate Division, the address of
which is Drawer No. CC-4, Post
Office Box 9000, Bartow, FL
33831-9000. The names and
address of the Personal Repre-
sentatives 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 dece-
dent and other persons having
claims or demands against de-
cedent'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 DEATH IS BARRED.
The date of first publication
of this notice is February 1 7,
2005.
Personal Representatives
MAUREN N. BAKER
101 Greenridge Road
Snow Hill, North Carolina
28580
Attorney for Personal Repre-
sentatives:
W. RALPH DURRANCE, JR.
Florida Bar Number: 0131470
Post Office Box 5647
Lakeland, Florida, 33807 5647
(863) 647 5090
Feb. 17, 24, 2005-0557


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN
AND FOR POLK COUNTY,
FLORIDA
INDIAN LAKE HOMES, INC.,
Plaintiff,
vs.
WEN FU KO and KO, LO
CHWEN SHIANG, and OTHERS,
Defendant.
CASE NO.:
2005CA-000666 Sec. 04
NOTICE OF ACTION
Pursuant to Fla. Stat. 65.081,
Plaintiff, INDIAN LAKE HOMES,
INC., has filed a lawsuit to quiet
the tax title in the hereinafter de-
scribed property -against the fol-
lowing named Defendants: Wen
Fu Ko and Ko and Lo Chwen Shi-
ang.
TO: Wen Fu Ko and Ko and Lo
Chwen Shiang and OTHER UN-
KNOWN PARTIES, INCLUDING
UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF ANY TI-
TLE HOLDER IN POSSESSION
OF THE REAL PROPERTY
HEREINAFTER DESCRIBED,
AND IF A NAME DEFENDANT IS
DECEASED, THEIR UNKNOWN
SURVIVING SPOUSE, HEIRS,
DEVISEES, GRANTEES, TRUS-
TEES, CREDITORS, ASSIGNS
OR SUCCESSORS IN INTER-
EST, AND ALL OTHER PARTIES
CLAIMING THROUGH, UNDER
OR AGAINST THAT DEFEN-
DANT; AND ALL UNKNOWN
NATURAL PERSONS IF ALIVE,
AND IF DEAD OR NOT KNOWN
TO BE DEAD OR ALIVE, THEIR
SEVERAL AND. RESPECTIVE
UNKNOWN SPOUSE, HEIRS,
GRANTEES, TRUSTEES AND
CREDITORS, OR "OTHER PAR-
TIES CLAIMING BY, THROUGH,
OR UNDER THOSE UNKNOWN
NATURAL PERSONS; AND ALL
CLAIMANTS, PERSONS NATU-
RAL OR CORPORATE OR
WHOSE EXACT LEGAL STATUS
IS UNKNOWN, CLAIMING UN-
DER ANY OF THE ABOVE
NAMED OR DESCRIBED DE-
FENDANTS OR PARTIES OR
CLAIMING TO HAVE RIGHT, TI-
TLE OR INTEREST IN AND TO
THE REAL PROPERTY HEREIN-
AFTER DESCRIBED.
YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an
action to quiet the tax title on the
following property in Polk County,
Florida:
Lot 2, Block 267, Indian
Lake Estates Unit No. 7, ac-
cording to the map or plat
thereof as recorded in Plat
Book 39, Page 46, Public
Records of Polk County,
Florida.
has been filed against you and
you are required to serve a copy
of your written defenses, if any, to
it on BRIAN W. HAAS, Bradley
Johnson Law Firm, P.A., whose
address is Post Office Box 1260,
Lake Wales, Florida 33859-1260
within thirty (30) days after the first
publication of this notice, and file
the original with the clerk of this
court either before service on
plaintiff's attorney or immediately
thereafter; otherwise a default will
be entered against you for the re-
lief demanded in the complaint.
If you are a person with a dis
ability who needs any accommo-
dation in order to participate in this
proceeding, you are entitled, at no
cost to you, to the provision of cer-
tain assistance. Please contact the
Office of the Court Administrator,


February 24, 2005


The Polk Countv Democrat









February 24, 2005 The Polk County Democrat


I


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF
THE STATE. OF FLORIDA, IN
AND FOR POLK COUNTY
WACHOVIA BANK, NATIONAL
ASSOCIATION, F/K/A FIRST UN-
ION NATIONAL BANK,
Plaintiff,
v.
JOHN G. EDWARDS III; et al,
Defendants.
CIRCUIT CIVIL CASE NO.
53-2004CA-00697-0000-00,
SEC 07
NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE
SALE
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN
pursuant to a Summary Final
Judgment of Foreclosure as to
Counts I and IV and Re-establish-
ment of Lost Note. No: 1. as to
Count III dated January, 28, 2005,
entered in Case No. 53-2004CA-
00697-0000-00, SEC 07 of the
Circuit Court for Polk County, Flor-
ida, I will sell to the highest and
best bidder for cash at the East
Corridor, First Floor, Polk County
Courthouse, 255 North Broadway
Avenue, Bartow, Florida, at 9:00
a.m. on the 4th day of. March,
2005; the following described
property as set forth insaid Sum-
mary Final Judgment: -
THAT PORTION OF THE NE
1/4 OF SECTION 5,'TOWN-
SHIP 29 SOUTH, RANGE 28
EAST, BOUNDED BY A LANE
BEGINNING -AT THE. NW
CORNER-OF THE SE 1/4 OF
THE SE1/4 OF THE NE 1/4
OF SECTION 5, TOWNSHIP
29 SOUTH, RANGE 28 EAST;
THENCE SOUTH 89'54'00"
EAST FOR A DISTANCE OF
140.52 FT. FOR POINT OF
BEGINNINGi THENCE
SOUTH 89'54'00" EAST FOR
A DISTANCE OF:125 FT.;
THENCE-SQUTH 130.00 FT.;
THENCE WESTWARD 85 FT.
TO AN IRON STAKE;
THENCE SOUTHWEST-
WARD'APPROXIMATELY 38
FT. TO AN IRON STAKE;
THENCE NORTHWEST-
WARD APPROXIMATELY' 31
ST. THENCE' NORTH AP-
PROXIMATELY 160 FT. TO
THE POINT OF BEGINNING.
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 fights and stock
and all fixtures now or hereaf-
ter attached tothe property.
All salesoare to be held at the.east,"
cn.r1 ci inm e3a l -.rndor uir li.:..:,r
o:i Irei FC.i. Country Co 'unhouIe 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 Cle/k will post a "
Notice of Change" atthe 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-
tainrfassistance. Please contact the
Office of the 'Court Administrator,
(863). 534-4690, 'within two '(2)
.*,: .. a1,.. of your'receipt of this
,,,,: ,:,u are hearing or voice
impaired, call'TDD (863)'534-777
or Florida Relay Services' 711.
WITNESS my Ihandd and' the-
seal of this Cdufft'on February 1,
2005." "
RICHARD WEISS -"
Clerk of the: Circuit Couirt
By:7s/ Yvette Johnson'
Deputy Clerk -.
(Seal) '
Febt. 17, 24, 2005-0544


IN THE -CIRCUIT COURT
OF -THE 10OTH-; JUDICIAL
CIRCUIT OF FLORIDA IN
AND FOR POLK COUNTY
GENERAL JURISDICTION
DIVISION : .I' '
Chase MariTattan- Mortgage
Corporation;'1 ,
PLAINTIFF ., .
vs.
Thomas E. Andrews, et 'al.,
DEFENDANTS. .
: N~o. :
01,-CA-4374-04
AMENDED NOTICE OF
FORECLOSURE ,SALE
Notice is hereby given that,
pursuant to an Order Resched-
uling Foreclosure Sale, .dated
Janaji.j i_.-'Cr. and entered
in civil .case number 01-CA-
4374-04, of the Circuit Court
9f the 10th Judicial Circuit in
and for Polk County, Florida,
wherein CHASE 'MANHATTAN
' MORTGAGErCORPORATION,. is
Plaintiff and Thomas E. An-
drews; Japheth. Sampson; __,
unknown persons) in posses-
sion of the; subject'.property,
is/areDefendant.(s), Il will sell
to the highest .and best bidder
for cash in the East Corridor,
First Floor, 255 North Broad-.
way Avenue.,,'.Pol.k County
Courthnue Bartow, Flortida, at
9 ,- ir a, ..r, the 7th day of
March, "2n the following de-
s.:rL',e,J p,',-.p.err, as set forth in
id Fir,ji .i.J~jment, tO wit:,
LOT 1'4, OF. THAT: UNRE-
CORDED. RESUBDIVISION
KNOWN 'AS NAPLECRE'ST
AND BEING AS ,FOLLOWS:
BEGIN AT THE'NORTHWEST
CORNER OF. LOT., 46 OF
LAKE GIBSON POULTRY
FARMS, iNt: :- :* i',, '),. EE "
'IN PLAT ",i'",,' 2o. P.GES

PUBLIC fi:EC,'PE'S ,':F F'(LK
COUNTY,' FLORIDA, AND
RUN THENCE SOUTHERLY -
ALONG THE WEST BOUND-
ARY OF SAID LOT 46, 73.0
FEET, RUN THENCE EAST-
ERLY AND,'PARALLEL'; TO;
THE NORtTH BOUNDARY OF.
LOT 46 OF SAID LAKE GIB
SON POULTRY FARMS,-INCi


111.15 FEET, RUN THENCE
NORTHERLY AND PARALLEL
TO THE WEST BOUNDARY
OF SAID LOT 46, 73.0
FEET, RUN THENCE WEST-
ERLY ALONG THE NORTH
BOUNDARY OF SAID LOT
46, 111.15 FEET TO THE
POINT OF BEGINNING. SUB-
JECT TO A UTILITY EASE-
MENT OVER THE EAST 7.5
FEET THEREOF IN FAVOR OF
THE CITY OF LAKELAND,
FLORIDA.
NOTE: Pursuant to the
Fair. Debt Collection
Practices Act you are
advised that this law
firm Is deemed to be a
debt collector attempt-
ing to collect a debt and
any information ob-
tained will be used for
that purpose.
All sales are to be held at the
east end of the east corridor,
first floor, of the Polk County
Courthouse located at 255
North Broadway Avenue, Bar-
tow, Florida. Please note that
the main entrance is located on
Church Street. No entry is pos-
sible from Broadway Avenue. In
the event any temporary
change of location is neces-
sary, the Clerk shall post a "No-
tice of Change" at the sale lo-
cation directing the bidders to
the temporary sale location.
If you are a person with disabili-
ties who needs any accommo-
dation in order to participate in
this proceeding, you are enti-
tled at no cost to you,, to the
provision of certain assistance.
Please contact the Office of
the Court Administrator, (863)
534-4690, within two (2)
working days of your receipt of
this notice; if you are hearing
or voice impaired, call TDD
(863) 534-7777 or Florida Re-
lay Services 711.
Dated the 3rd day of February,
2005.
RICHARD M. WEISS
Clerk of Circuit Court
By /s/ Fplicia Borders
Deputy Clerk
(Seal)
Feb. 17, 24, 2005-0539



IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
10TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF
FLORIDA, IN AND FOR POLK.
COUNTY ,. ',
MORTQiAGE ELECTRONIOGREGi-
ISTRATION SYSTEMS, INC.,
PLAINTIFF, -
-vs-
RICHARD E. THOMAS AND
DAWN R. THOMAS, HIS WIFE;
POLK COUNTY; STATE FARM
MUTUAL AUTOMOBILE INSUR-
ANCE COMPANY A/S/O PEGGY
KOREN; UNKNOWN PARTIES IN
POSSESSION #1; UNKNOWN
PARTIES IN POSSESSION #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-4714.
Division#: 11
NOTICE OF SALE
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN
pursuant to an Order of Final
Judgment of Foreclosure Sale
dated February 4, 2005, entered in
Civil Case No. 04-CA-4714 of the
Circuit Court of the 10TH Judicial
Circuit in and for POLK County,
Florida, wherein MORTGAGE
ELECTRONIC REGISTRATION
SYSTEMS; INC., Plaintiff and
RICHARD E. THOMAS AND
DAWN R. THOMAS, HIS 'WIFE
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 March
11 2005, the following described
property as set forth in said Final
Judgment, to-wit:
LOT 5, CITRUS ACRES, 'AC-
CORDING TO THE PLAT
THEREOF AS RECORDED IN
PLAT BOOK 108, AT PAGE 44,
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 CountCounty 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 lihnm E.caaway Avehue. In
the e'enr anyr, temporary charge .s
necessary, the Clerk will post a "
Notice of Change" at thm sale lo-
cation 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 8th day of February, 2005.
RICHARD M. WEISS
CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT
COURT
POLK County, Florida
By: /s/ Felicia Borders
Deputy Clerk'
(Seal)
Feb. 24, Mar. 3, 2005-0635


S


POLK COUNTY DEMOCRAT
#2005-0244
SALE DATE: 3/10/2005
NOTICE OF APPLICATION
FOR TAX DEED
(CHAPTER 197.512 -
FLORIDA STATUTES)
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT
TOBANO REALTY. LLC
the holder of the, following cer-
tificates,. has filed said certifi-
cates for a tax deed to be is-
sued thereon. The certificate
numbers and years of issuance,
the description of the property
and the names in which it was
assessed are as follows:
CERTIFICATE -NO
11973
YEARS OF ISSUANCE,
5/31/2001
DESCRIPTION OF PROP-
ERTY:
MITCHELL & FRENCH ADD
DB L PG 302 BLK S LOT
4 S 76 PT5 FT OF E
166.5 FT
Section 27, Township
31, Range 25
PROPERTY ID NUMBER:
27-31-25-454500-
019041.
Name in which .assessed: JEF-
FREY F GRISSETTE
All of said property being in the
County of Polk, State of Flor-
ida. To redeem property, pay-
ment must be made by Cashi-
er's Check or Money Order. NO.
PERSONAL CHECKS WILL BE
ACCEPTED. Unless such certifi-
cate shall be redeemed accord-
ing to law, the property de-
scribed in such certificate or
certificates will be sold to the
highest bidder for CASH at the
Polk County Courthouse, Main
Lobby, exact location to be
posted in Main Lobby on date
of sale, on the second Thurs-
day in the Month of March
which is the 10th day of March,
2005 beginning at, 8:30 A.M.
with lunch recess at Noon, until
completion; and, if necessary,
continue on a day to day basis
under the same conditions as
the first sale day, during the
regular hours of the Clerk's Of-
fice until completion..
IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE
AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES
ACT, PERSONS WITH DISABILI-
TIES NEEDING A SPECIAL AC-
COMMODATION TO REVIEW
TAX DEED SALES SHOULD CON-
TACT: CLERK OF,.THE .CIRCUIT.,
COURT. ATTN: TAX DEED DEPT,
'-255 N1. BR.ACOVVWAf,, B4RTOW,
.FLORIDA 33830-900 '.),TEL--I
" PHONE (863) 53-4-4528 OR
534-4529.
DATED this 1/27/2005.
RICHARD M. WEISS,
CLERK OF CIRCUIT COURT
POLK COUNTY, FLORIDA
By: MARY ANN PETROVICH
Feb. 3, 10, 17, 24, 2005-0354






IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN,
AND FOR POLK' COUNTY,
FLORIDA
JUVENILE DIVISION
IN THE INTEREST OF:
S.B.
CHILD
SUMMONS AND NOTICE
OF HEARING ON
PETITION FOR
TERMINATION OF
PARENTAL RIGHTS
CASE NO.
JP04-086100-LD
THE STATE OF FLORIDA TO:
WILLIAM BURNS,
a/k/a WILLIAM LLOYD
BURNS a/k/a WILLIAM
LLOYD BURNS
(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.B., a female child, born on
May 11, 2001, to Shalanda
.Walker, Polk County, Florida.
for subsequent adoption and
you are hereby COMMANDEDto
be and appear before the MAGIS-
TRATE, SUSAN BARBER
FLOOD at 10:00 A.M. on
Wednesday, the 01tiM 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

FOR TERMINATION OF PAREN)-
TAL RIGHTS.
YOU HAVE THE RIGHT TO
HAVE AN ATTORNEY REPRE.
SENT YOU IN THIS MATTER. IF
.YOU CANNOT AFFORD AN AT-
TORNEY, YOU MUST BE PRE-
SENT AND REQUEST THAT
THE COURT APPOINT YOU AN
ATTORNEY FOR YOU IF YOU
WANT ONE.
"In accordance with the Ameri-
cans With Disabilities Act, persons
with disabilities needing a special
accommodation to participate in
this proceeding should contact Ihe,
Children & Families Legal Depart-
ment at 1055 US Highway 17
North, Bartow, Florida 33830,
Telephone: 8630534-0062 not later
than seven days prior to the pro-
ceeding. If. hearing impaired,
(TDD) 1-800-955-871, or Voice (V)
,1-800-955-8770, via Florida Relay
Service."
RICHARD M. WEISS, CLERK
By Linda K. White
as his Deputy Clerk
(CLERK'S SEAL)
Feb. 10, 17, 24, Mar.3, 10, 2005-
0453


that a Complaint .has been filed
against you, and you are required
to serve a copy of your written de-
fenses, if any, to it on STEPHEN
F. BAKER, ESQ., Plaintiff's attor-
ney, whose address is 800 First
Street S., Winter Haven, FL
33880, on or before the 28th day
of MarchT 2005, and file the origi-
nal with the Clerk of this Court, ei-
ther before service on Plaintiff's at-
torney, or immediately thereafter;
otherwise a default will be entered
against yca for the relief de-
manded in the Petition.
The Plaintiff is seeking to quiet
title oin leal ronory dp cr.rihid as
follows
LOT 2, BLOCK 430, POINCI-
ANA NEIGHBORHOOD 2 WEST,
VILLAGE 7, ACCORDING TO
THE MAP OR PLAT THEREOF
AS RECORDED IN THE OFFICE


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
10TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN
AND FOR POLK COUNTY,
FLORIDA GENERAL JURISDIC-
TION DIVISION
BANKUNITED, FSB,
Plaintiff,
vs.
IMEH OKOPIDO, a married man,
if living and if deceased, et al.,
Defendants.
CASE NO.:
53-2004-CA-004350-000
NOTICE OF ACTION
CONSTRUCTIVE SERVICE-
PROPERTY
TO: IMEH OKOPIDO
LAST KNOWN ADDRESS: POST
OFFICE BOX 12128, GARKI-
ABUJA, NIGERIA
CURRENT ADDRESS: UN-
KNOWN
and any unknown parties who
are or may be interested in the
subject matter of this action
whose names and residences,
after diligent search an inquiry,
are unknown to Plaintiff and
which said unknown parties
may claim as heirs, devisees,
grantees, assignees, lienors,
creditors, trustees other claim-
ants claiming by, through, un-
der or against the said Defen-
dant(s), IMEH OKOPIDO, who
is not known to be dead or
alive.
YOU ARE HEREBY NOTIFIED
that an action to foreclose a mort-
gage on the following property in
POLK County, Florida, to wit:
LOT 154, BLOCK 39, IS-
LAND CLUB WEST-PHASE
TWO, ACCORDING TO THE
PLAT THEREOF, AS RE-
CORDED IN PLAT BOOK
115, PAGES 3 THROUGH 8,
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 BRUCE JACOBS ESQUIRE,
Plaintiff's attorney, whose address
is LAW OFFICES OF CAMNER,
LIPSITZ AND POLLER, P.A., 550
Biltmore Way, Suite 700, Coral
Gables, Florida 33134 on or be-
fore thirty (30) days from first pub-
lication date, and file the original
with the Clerk of this Court by
March 21, 2005 (no later than 30
days from the date of the first pub-
lication of this notice of action),
and file the original with the clerk
of this court either before service
on Plaintiff's attorney or immedi-
ately thereafter; otherwise, a de-
fault will be entered against you
for the relief demanded in the
complaint
IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE
AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES
ACT, persons with disabilities
needing a special accommodation
should contact COURT ADMIN-
ISTRATION, at the POLK County
Courthouse at, 1-800-955-8771
(TDD) or 1-800-955-8770, via
Florida Relay Service.
WITNESS my hand and the
seal of this Court at POLK County,
this 14th day of December, 2005.
RICHARD M. WEISS
CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT
COURT
By: /s/ Angelica Herrera
Deputy Clerk
(Seal)
Feb. 17, 24, 2005-0572



IN THE CIRCUIT COURT IN AND
FOR POLK COUfTY, FLORIDA
THOMAS J. COADY and
MARY LU COADY, Hus-
band and Wife,
Plaintiff,
vs
ETHEL S. HORN, POINCI-
ANA VILLAGE SEVEN AS-
SOCIATION, INC.; GLA-
DYS VICK and CARL W.
GONGOL; ALBERT N. ZO-
DUN and DOROTHY C.
ZUDON, Husband and
Wife; ROBERT O. FINLEY,
JR., and the UNKNOWN
HEIRS, PERSONAL REPRE-
SENTATIVES; DEVISEES,
SUCCESSORS and AS-
SIGNS OF ROBERT 0.
FINLEY, SR.; WILLIAM C.
ELLIS and CAROLYN M.
ELLIS, Husband and
Wife, THE UNKNOWN
HEIRS, PERSONAL REPRE-
SENTATIVES, SUCCES-
SORS AND ASSIGNS OF
ROBERTA 0. ELLIS,
Defendants.
CASE NUMBER:
53-2005-CA..656
SECTION NO 07
NOTICE OF ACTION
TO: ETHEL S. HORN ,
26440 COUNTY ROAD #406
FRESNO, OHIO 43824
GLADYS VICK
1936 WESLEY
BERWIN, IL 60402
CARL W. GONGOL
1936 WESLEY
BERWIN, IL 60402
ALBERT N. ZODUN
1120 PEKAY STREET, SW .
VIENNA, VA 22180
DOROTHY C. ZODUN
1120 PEKAY STREET, SW
VIENNA, VA 22180
WILLIAM C. ELLIS
7 EDGEWOOD AVENUE
WESTERLY, RI 02891
CAROLYN M. ELLIS
7 EDGEWOOD AVENUE
WESTERLY, RI 02891
THE UNKNOWN HEIRS, PER-
SONAL REPRESENTATIVES,
'SUCCESSORS & ASSIGNS OF
ROBERTA 0. ELLIS
cdo WILLIAM C. ELLIS
7 EDGEWOOD AVENUE
WESTERLY, R 02891
ROBERT O. FINLEY, JR.
2194 ALMANACK COURT
PITTSBURG, PA 15237
THE UNKNOWN HEIRS, PER-
SONAL REPRESENTATIVES,
SDEVISEES, SUCCESSORS &
ASSIGNS OF ROBERT O. FIN-
LEY SR.
c/o ROBERT O. FINLEY, JR.
2194 ALMANAC COURT
PITTSBURG, PA 15237
YOU ARE HEREBY NOTIFIED


OF THE CLERK OF THE CIR-
CUIT COURT IN AND FOR POLK
COUNTY, FLORIDA, IN PLAT
BOOK 55, PAGES 5 THRU 18.
LOT 1, BLOCK 431, POINCI-
ANA NEIGHBORHOOD 2 WEST,
VILLAGE 7, ACCORDING TO
THE MAP OR PLAT THEREOF
AS RECORDED IN THE OFFICE
OF THE CLERK OF THE CIR-
CUIT COURT IN AND FOR POLK
COUNTY, FLORIDA, IN PLAT
BOOK 55, PAGES 5 THRU 18.
LOT 6, BLOCK 437, POINCI-
ANA NEIGHBORHOOD 2 WEST,
VILLAGE 7, ACCORDING TO
THE MAP OR PLAT THEREOF
AS RECORDED IN THE OFFICE
OF THE CLERK OF THE CIR-
CUIT COURT IN AND FOR POLK
COUNTY, FLORIDA, IN PLAT
BOOK 55, PAGES 5 THRU 18.
LOT 20, BLOCK 444, POIN-
CIANA NEIGHBORHOOD 2
WEST, VILLAGE 7, ACCORDING
TO THE MAP OR PLAT
THEREOF AS RECORDED IN
THE OFFICE OF THE CLERK OF
THE CIRCUIT COURT IN AND
FOR POLK COUNTY, FLORIDA,
IN PLAT BOOK 55, PAGES 5
THRU 18.
LOT 5, BLOCK 408, POINCI-
ANA NEIGHBORHOOD 2 WEST,
VILLAGE 7, ACCORDING TO
THE MAP OR PLAT THEREOF
AS RECORDED IN THE OFFICE
OF THE CLERK OF THE CIR-
CUIT COURT IN AND FOR POLK
COUNTY, FLORIDA, IN PLAT
BOOK 55, PAGES 5THRU 18.
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 10th'day
of February, 2005.
RICHARD M. WEISS,
As Clerk of Said Court
BY: /s/ Betty Norrell
As Deputy Clerk
(COURT SEAL)
Feb. 17, 24, Mar. 3, 10, 2005-
0553
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN
AND FOR POLK COUNTY,
FLORIDA CIVIL DIVISION
GREEN TREE SERVICING, LLC.,
Plaintiff,
vs.
THOMAS D. PELFREY, KRIS-
TINA PELFREY, HILDA
PELFREY, including any unknown
spouses of the above Defendants,
as well as their unknown heirs, de-
visees, grantees assignees, credi-
tors, lienors, and/or trustees and
all other persons claiming by,
through, under or against the
above Defendants, WACHOVIA
BANK, N.A. f/k/a FIRST UNION
NATIONAL BANK OF FLORIDA,
MIDFLORIDA FEDERAL CREDIT
UNION, W.S. BADCOCK COR-
PORATION, POLK COUNTY,
FLORIDA. UNKNOWN OCCU-
PANT #1, and UNKNOWN OCCU-
PANT #2, and ii prlh-e.; having
any right, claim,-title or interest in',
the :,Il ......ri .' lorer, de ,:r;b,-d.

CASE NO:
2004-CA-00l 169-0000-WH
NOTICE OF SALE
Notice is hereby given that pur-
suant to the Final Summary Judg-
ment in Foreclosure and Replevin
entered in this cause in the Circuit
Court of Polk County, Florida, I will
sell the property situated in Polk
County, Florida described as:
REAL PROPERTY:
Parcel 2: Lot 203 GREEN
ACRES an unrecorded sub-
division of Section 17,
Township 29 South, Range
26 East, Polk County, Flor-
ida.
Parcel 3: Lots 204 and 205
GREEN ACRES an unre-
corded subdivision of Sec-
tion 17, Township 29 South,
Range 26 East, Polk County,
Florida.
The above Parcels 2 and 3
being further described as
follows: The East 100 feet of
the West 605 feet of the
South 105 feet of the North
690 feet of the SW 1/4 of
Section 17, Township 29
South, Range 26 East, Polk
County, Florida.
Warranty Deed, recorded on
March 7,1997 in O.R. Book
3806, page 1319.
(hereinafter "real. property")
PERSONAL PROPERTY:
One 1997 Doublewlde.Mo-
bile Home
FLHML3B121315946 A/B
(hereinafter "personal prop-
erty")
at public sale, at 9:00 a.m. to
the highest bidder for cash, ex-
cept as set forth hereafter, at
the east end corridor, first
floor, of the Polk County Court-
house, located at 255 N.
Broadway Avenue, (Please note
that the main entrance is lo-
cated in Church Street. No en-
try is possible from Broadway
Avenue. In the event any tem-
porary change of location is
necessary, the Clerk will post a
"Notice of Change" at the sale
location directing the bidders
to 'the temporary sale loca-
tion.) of the POLK County
Courthouse, 255 N. Broadway,
Baitow, Florida 33830-9000,
on March 9. 2004
All sales are to be held at the east
end of the east corridor, firs; 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


manded in the complaint.
In accordance with the Ameri-
cans with Disabilities Act, per-
sons with disabilities needing a
special accommodation to par-
ticipate in this proceeding
should contact the Clerk of the
Circuit Court at the Polk County
Courthouse, First Floor, 255
North Broadway, Bartow, FL
33,830, Phone (863) 534-
4488 not later than seven days
prior to such proceeding.
WITNESS my hand and the seal
of this Court this 14th-day ot Feu
ruay, 2005.
RICHARD M WEISS
Clerk Of The Circuit Court
By: /s/ Anaelica Herrera
Deputy Clerk
(Seal)
Feb. 17, 24, 2005-0573


THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN
AND FOR POLK COUNTY,
FLORIDA
CIVIL ACTION
WACHOVIA BANK, F/K/A FIRST
UNION NATIONAL BANK OF
NORTH CAROLINA AS TRUS-
TEE FOR THE REGISTERED
HOLDERS OF EMERGENT
HOME EQUITY LOAN PASS-
THROUGH CERTIFICATES SE-
RIES 1997-4,
Plaintiff,
vs.
VINCENT DELAROSA, et al.,
Defendant(s).
CASE NO.
53-2004-CA-4032
DIVISION: 04
NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE
SALE
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN
pursuant to a Final Judgment of
Mortgage Foreclosure dated Janu:
ary 25. 2005 and entered in Case
NO. 53-2004-CA-4032 of the Cir-
cuit. Court of the TENTH Judicial
Circuit in and for POLK County,
Florida wherein WACHOVIA
BANK, F/K/A FIRST UNION NA-
TIONAL BANK OF NORTH
CAROLINA AS-TRUSTEE FOR
THE REGISTERED HOLDERS
OF EMERGENT HOME EQUITY
LOAN PASS-THROUGH CER-
TIFICATES SERIES 1997-4, is the
Plaintiff and VINCENT DELA-
ROSA; BLANCA ESTELLA DELA-
ROSA; ANY AND ALL UN-
KNOWN PARTIES CLAIMING BY,
THROUGH, UNDER, AND
AGAINST THE HEREIN NAMED
INDIVIDUAL DEFENDANTS)
WHO ARE NOT KNOWN TO BE
DEAD OR ALIVE, WHETHER
SAID UNKNOWN PARTIES MAY
CLAIM AN INTEREST AS
SPOUSES, HEIRS, DEVISEES,
OR OTHER CLAIMANTS; HOME-
GOLD, INC. F/K/A EMERGENT
MORTGAGE CORP.; DEUTSCHE
BANK NATIONAL TRUST COM-
PANY-F/K/A BANKERS TRUST
COMPANY OF CALIFORNIA,
N.A.; 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, BARTOW, 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, on the 1.st day
of March. 2005. the following de-
scribed property as set forth in
said Final Judgment:
LOT 5, IN BLOCK OR UNIT
"A", OF RIVER HEIGHTS,
ACCORDING TO THE PLAT
THEREOF, RECORDED IN
PLAT BOOK 44, PAGE 2, IN
THE OFFICE OF THE CLERK
OF THE CIRCUIT COURT IN
AND FOR POLK COUNTY,
FLORIDA.
SAID LAND LYING IN AND
COMPRISING A PART OF
THE SOUTHWEST 1/4 OF
THE SOUTHEAST 1/4 OF
THE SOUTHWEST 1/4 OF
SECTION 23. TOWNSHIP,31
SOUTH, RANGE 25 EAST, IN
POLK COUNTY, FLORIDA.
A/K/A 910 Marion
Circle, Fort Meade, FL
33841
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

Richard M. Weiss
Clerk of the Circuit Court
By: /s/ Lori Armijo
Deputy Clerk
(Seal)
Feb. 17, 24., 2005-0526

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT
OF THE 10TH JUDICIAL
CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR
POLK COUNTY, FLORIDA
CIVIL DIVISION
COUNTRYWIDE HOME LOANS,
INC.,
Plaintiff,
vs.
TANISHA L. HALL, et al,
Defendants.
CASE NO.:
53-2005-CA-000481-SEC 08
'NOTICE OF ACTION
TO: UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF
TANISHA L. HALL
L/K/A 711 CITRUS AVENUE,
DUNDEE, FL 33838
YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an
action for Foreclosure of Mortgage
on the following described prop-
erty:
LOT 14, SCENIC
HEIGHTS, ACCORDING TO
THE PLAT THEREOF, RE-
CORDED IN PLAT BOOK
22, PAGE 21, PUBLIC RE-
CORDS OF POLK
COUNTY, FLORIDA.
has been filed against you and
you are required to serve a copy
of your written defenses, if any, to
it on Marshall C. Watson, P.A., At-
torney for Plaintiff, whose address
is '1800 NW 49TH STREET,
SUITE 120, FT. LAUDERDALE
FL 33309 on or before March 21.
2005. a date which is within thirty
(30) days after the first publication
of this Notice in the POLK
COUNTY DEMOCRAT and file the
original with the Clerk of this Court
either before service on Plaintiff's
attorney or immediately thereafter;
otherwise a default will be entered
against you for the relief de-


CREDITORS, LIENORS, AND
TRUSTEES, AND ALL OTHER
PERSONS CLAIMING BY,
THROUGH, UNDER OR AGAINST
THE NAMED DEFENDANTSS;
UNKNOWN TENANT #1; UN-
KNOWN TENANT #2,
Detendant(s).
CASE NO.
2004-CA-004779-SEC 8
NQT1CEL _QF__SALE
Notice is hereby given that,
pursuant to a Final Summary
Judgment of Foreclosure en-
tered in the above-styled
cause, in the Circuit Court of
Polk County, Florida, I will sell
the property situate in Polk
County, Flotida, described as:
COMMENCE AT THE
SOUTHWEST CORNER
OF THE EAST 1/2 OF
THE NORTHEAST 1/4
OF THE NORTHWEST


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT IN AND
FOR1POLK COUNTY, FLORIDA
DEUTSCHE BANK TRUST
SERVICES, AS TRUSTEE, OF
AMERIQUEST MORTGAGE SE-
CURITIES INC., ASSET BACKED
PASS-THROUGH CERTIFI-
CATES, SERIES 2003-2 UNDER
THE POOLING AND SERVICING
AGREEMENT DATED AS OF
FEBRUARY 1., 2003, WITHOUT
RECOURSE.
Plaintiff,
vs.
JOHN W. FULKERSON; UN-
KNOWN SPOUSE OF JOHN W.
FULKERSON; UNKNOWN TEN-
ANT I; UNKNOWN TENANT II;
and any unknown heirs, devisees,
grantees, creditors, and other un-
known persons or unknown
spouses claiming by, through and
under any of the above named
Defendants,
Defendants.
CASE NO.:
53-2004-CA-4952-WH-11
NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE
SALE
NOTICE is hereby given that
the undersigned Clerk of the Cir-
cuit Court of Polk County, Florida,
will on the 4th day of March, 2005,
at 9:00 o'clock A.M., at the East
corridor, first floor, 255 N. Broad-
way 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:
That part of Lot 6,
Block D, of SUNSHINE
ESTATES, Lakeland,
Florida, according to
the plat thereof re-
corded in Plat Book
41, Page 7 of the
Public Records of
Polk County, Florida,
more fully described
as follows: Begin at
the Southeast corner
of said Lot 6, run
thence Northeasterly
along the Easterly
line of said Lot 6 a
distance of 1 5.57
feet to the Point of
Beginning, run thence
Northwesterly, paral-
lel to and 15.0 feet
from the Southerly
line of said Lot 6 a
distance of 175.41
feet more or less to a
point on the Westerly
line of said Lot 6,
said point being 16.2
feet from the South-
east corner of said
Lot 6, run thence
Northeasterly along
the Westerly line if
said Lot 6 a distance
of 44.1 feet to the
Northwest corner of
said Lot 6, run
thence East along the
North line of said Lot
6 a distance of
215.09 feet to radius
point, run thence
around curve to the
right having a radius
of 15.0 feet, an arc
distance of 33.26
feet to radius point,
run thence South-
westerly along the
Easterly line of said
Lot 6 a distance of
131.21 feet to the
Point of Beginning.
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, Flonda. 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 800-955-
8770.
WITNESS my hand and official
seal of said Court this 2n0 day
of February, 2005.
Richard Weiss
CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT
COURT
BY: /s/Yvette Johnson
Deputy Clerk
(Court Seal)
Feb. 17, 24, 2005-0543


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT
OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL
CIRCUIT OF THE STATE
OF FLORIDA, IN AND FOR
POLK COUNTY
CIVIL DIVISION
GREEN TREE SERVICING LLC
F/K/A CONSECO FINANCE
SERVICING CORP. F/K/A GREEN
TREE FINANCIAL SERVICING
CORPORATION,
Plaintiff,
vs.
CALVIN LEE A/K/A CALVIN
DEWEY LEE; JANE DOE LEE,
THE UNKNOWN SPOUSE CAL-
VIN LEE A/K/A CALVIN DEWEY
LEE; TAMMIE LEE A/K/A TAM-
MIE L. LEE; JOHN DOE LEE, THE
UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF TAMMIE
LEE A/K/A TAMMIE L. LEE; IF
LIVING, INCLUDING ANY UN-
KNOWN SPOUSE OF SAID DE-
FENDANT(S), IF REMARRIED,
AND IF DECEASED, THE RE-
SPECTIVE UNKNOWN HEIRS, DE-
ViSEES, GRANTEES, ASSIGNEES,


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 February 3,
2005.
RICHARD WEISS
Clerk of the Circuit Court
By /s/ Yvette Johnson
Deputy Clerk
(Seal)
Feb 17. 24, 2005-0537


1/4 OF SECTION 22,
TOWNSHIP 29 SOUTH,
RANGE 27 EAST, RUN
NORTH ALONG THE
WEST LINE OF SAID
1/2 SECTION 1303.0
FEET; CONTINUE
THENCE NORTH 180.3
FEET; THENCE NORTH
22'45' WEST, 473.7
FEET; THENCE NORTH
81'08' EAST, 150.0
FEET; THENCE SOUTH
89'54' EAST, 224.2
FEET TO THE NORTH-
EAST CORNER OF
BLOCK 4, OF POINCI-
ANA PARK, PLAT NO.
2; THENCE SOUTH
22'45' EAST, 903.69
FEET TO THE POINT
OF BEGINNING; CON-
TINUE THENCE SOUTH-
ERLY ALONG THE
WEST RIGHT-OF-WAY
LINE OF S.C.L.L.R.,
287.0 FEET, THENCE
SOUTH 76'06' EAST,
335.20 FEET TO THE
NORTH RIGHT-OF-WAY
LINE OF PALM AVE-
NUE; THENCE NORTH
71 04' WEST, 109.83
FEET TO THE EAST
RIGHT-OF-WAY LINE
OF POINCIANA DRIVE;
THENCE NORTHERLY
ALONG SAID RIGHT-
OF-WAY, 235.5 FEET;
THENCE NORTH 75'
EAST, 282.0 FEET TO
THE POINT OF BEGIN-
NING. SAID PROPERTY
SITUATE, LYING AND
BEING IN POLK
COUNTY, FLORIDA.
To include a:
1999 PALM MOBILE
HOME, VIN
PH0911454AFL AND
TITLE# 79364921
1999 PALM MOBILE
HOME, VIN
PH0911454BFL AND
TITLE# 79364980
A/K/A 2626 Nursery
Road, Lake Wales, FL
33859
at public sale, to the highest
and best bidder, for cash, at
the East End of the East Corri-
dor, First Floor, Polk County
Courthouse, 255 North Broad-
way Avenue, Bartow, Florida at
9.00 o'clock A.M., or as soon
thereafter 9.00 A.M., the 8th
day of March, 2005.
All sales are to be held at the
east end of the east corridor,
first floor, of the Polk' County
Courthouse located at 255
North Broadway Avenue, Bar-
tow, Florida. Please note that
the main entrance is located on
Church Street. No entry is pos-
sible from Broadway Avenue. In
the event any temporary
change of location is neces-
sary, the Clerk shall post a "No-
tice of Change" at the sale lo-
cation directing the bidders to
the temporary sale location.
If you are a person with disabili-
ties who needs any accommo-
dation in order to participate in
this proceeding, you are enti-
tled at no cost to you, to the
provision of certain assistance.
Please contact the Office of
the Court Administrator, (863)
534-4690, within two (2)
working days of your receipt of
this notice; if you are hearing
or voice impaired, call TDD
(863) 534-7777 or Florida Re-
lay Services 711.
DATED this 3rd day of Febru-
ary, 2005.
RICHARD M. WEISS
CLERK OF CIRCUIT COURT
By /s/ Yvette Johnson
Deputy Clerk
(Seal)
Feb. 17, 24, 2005-0534



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.
JOHN W. DAVIS; EARNESTINE
DAVIS; et al,
Defendants.
CIRCUIT CIVIL CASE NO.
53-2004-CA-4260, SECTION
11
NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE
SALE
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN
pursuant to a Summary Final
Judgment of Foreclosure dated
February 1, 2005, entered in Case
No. 53-2004-CA-4260, SECTION
11 of the Circuit Court for Polk
County, Florida, I will sell to the
highest and best bidder for cash at
the East Corridor, First Floor, Polk
County Courthouse, 255 North
Broadway Avenue, Bartow, Flor-
ida, at 9:00 a.m. on the gthi day of
March 2005, the following de-
scribed property as set forth in
said Summary Final Judgment:
Lots 10, 11, and 12, SUN SET
SHORES, according to plat
thereof recorded in Plat Book
46, Page 17, 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.
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 "


you are required to serve a
copy of your written defenses,
if any, to it on SMITH, HIATT, &
DIAZ, P.A., Plaintiff's attorneys,
whose address is 2691 East
Oakland Park Boulevard, Suite
303, Fort Lauderdale, Florida
33306, withinthin thirty (30) days
from first date of publication of
this notice of action and file
the original with the Clerk of
this Court either before service
on Plaintiff's attorneys or im-
mediately thereafter; otherwise
a default will be entered
against you for the relief de-
manded in the complaint or pe-
tition.
DATED on Eruar_ 1A4,

RICHARD M. WEISS
As Clerk of the Court
By: /s/ Anoelica Herrera
As Deputy Clerk
(Seal)
Feb. 17, 24, 2005-0561


5B


POLK COUNTY
BOARD OF COUNTY
COMMISSIONERS
POLK COUNTY, a political sub-
division of the State of Florida,
Petitioner,
vs.
CELESTINO GONZALEZ, JR.
AND ESTHER GONZALEZ,
Respondent(s)J
COMPLAINT NO.
CE 05-0083 NT DM
NOTICE OF DEMOLITION
TO: CELESTINO GONZALEZ,
JR., whose last known address
was POST OFFICE BOX 43,
BABSON PARK, FL 33827-0043,
ESTHER GONZALEZ whose last
known address was POST OF-
FICE BOX 43, BABSON PARK,
FL 33827-0043 and any succes-
sors in interest to the below de-
scribed property
RE: Structure(s) being situ-
ated on a parcel described as:
LOTS 12, 13, 14, 15 AND 76,
BLOCK 7-A, CODY'S FOREST
HILLS SUBDIVISION, ACCORD-
ING TO MAP OR PLAT THEREOF
AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK
11, PAGE 7, OF THE PUBLIC RE-
CORDS OF POLK COUNTY,
FLORIDA.
TAKE NOTICE that pursu-
ant to Polk County Ordinance
90-17, the Director of the Polk
County Building Division has de-
termined that the structures)
referenced above are dilapi-
dated structures) as defined in
the Ordinance. The struc-
ture(s) must be demol-
ished and the debris
must be removed to an
authorized landfill or
the structures) must
be substantially repaired
within thirty (30) days
after this notice has
been served. In order to
repair or demolish struc-
tures other than mobile
homes, you must first
obtain a building or
demolition permit from
the Building Depart-
ment.
If a building or demolition per-
mit is required, you are still
bound by the thirty (30) day
time period required herein.
Your time to demolish or repair is
not extended by the six (6) month
period allowed in the Building De-
partment permits for exercise of
said permits. You must call the
Community Development Spe-
cialist II when the structure has
been substantially repaired or
demolished,
If the dilapidated structures)
are not demolished or substan-
tially repaired as set Forth
above within thirty (30) days,
the structures) shall be demol-
ished by Polk County.
Should you fail to demolish or sub-
stantially repair the dilapidated
structures) within the 30 day time
period, please be advised that you
may wish to remove all personal
property and site improvements
from the subject property. The
cost of the demolition and re-
moval of debris shall be as-
sessed against the property
owners and imposed as a lien
against the real property. If not
satisfied, the lien may be fore-
closed after a period of two
years in the manner provided in
Chapter 173, Florida Statutes.
The thirty day time period may
be enlarged by the Demolition
Coordinator in writing for good
cause shown. In order to re-
ceive an extension of time, you
must contact the Building Divi-
sion immediately upon receipt
of this Notice. A verbal exten-
sion of time is not sufficient to
enlarge the time period and will
not protect your rights.
Any questions regarding this No-
tice of Demolition may be directed
to the following:
Tanya L. Tucker, Commu-
nity Development Specialist
II
Housing and Neighborhood
Development Division
P.O. Box 9005, Drawer
HS04
Bartow, Florida 33831-
9005-
(863) 534-5257
Dated this 18th day of February,
2005.
Tanya L. Tucker, Community
Development Specialist II
P.O. Box 9005, Drawer HS04
Bartow, Florida 33831-9005
(863) 534-5257
Feb. 17, 24, 2005-0574




IN THE CIRCUIT COURT
FOR POLK COUNTY,
FLORIDA
CIVIL DIVISION
DEUTSCHE BANK NATIONAL
TRUST COMPANY, AS INDEN-
TURE TRUSTEE UNDER THE IN-
DENTURE RELATING TO IMH AS-
SETS CORP., COLLATERALIZED
ASSET-BACKED BONDS, SERIES
2003-7,
Plaintiff,
vs.
WAYNE LEWIS, et al,
Defendants.
CASE NO.
532004CA004804XXX
XXX
NOTICE OF ACTION
TO: Wayne Lewis, Last Known
Address, 5836 Daughtery
Downs Loop, Lakeland, FL
33809
YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an
action to foreclose a mortgage
on the following property in
Polk County, Florida:
LOT 29, EMERALD POINTE,
ACCORDING TO THE PLAT
THEREOF, RECORDED IN
PLAT BOOK 107, PAGE 24
OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF
POLK COUNTY, FLORIDA.
has been filed against you and


necessary, the Clerk will post a
Notice of Change" at the sale loca-
tion directing the bidders to the
temporary sale location.
If you are a person with a dis-
ability who needs any accom-
modation in order to partici-
pate in this proceeding, you are
entitled, at no cost to you, to
the, provision of certain assis-
tance. Please contact the Of-
fice of the Court Administrator,
(863) 534-4690,, .within two
(2.) working days of your re-
ceipt of this notice; if you are
hearing or voice impaired, call
(TDD) (863) 534-7777, or
Florida Relay Service 711.
RICHARD M. WEISS
CLERK OF CIRCUIT COURT
By: Is/ Felicia Borders
Deputy Clerk
(Court Seal)
Feb. 17, 24, 2004-0542










6B The Polk County Democrat February 24, 2005


Emst ms


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT,
POLK COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL
DIVISION
JASON H. WOODARD; and
/YRDA WOODARD,
Plaintiffs,
.vs-
EDWARD CHARLES BERN-
IISEL; and UNKNOWN TEN-
4NTS,
Defendants.
CASE NO:
53-2004CA-4397
NOTICE OF SALE
Notice is hereby given pursuant
:o a Final Summary Judgment en-
ered in the above-styled cause in
he Circuit Court of Polk County,
-lorida, I will sell the property situ-
ated in Polk County, Florida, de-
scribed as:
That part of the NW 1/4 of
the SE 1/4 of Section 10,
Township 28 South, Range
23 East, Polk County, Flor-
ida; more fully described as
follows: begin at the SE cor-
ner of the NW 1/4 of the SE
1/4 of Section 10 and run
Westerly along the South
line thereof a distance of
1055.0 feet, run thence
Northerly 360 feet to the
Point of Beginning for this
description, thence Easterly
180.0 feet, thence Northerly
120.0 feet, run thence West-
erly .180.0 feet, run thence
Southerly, 120i0 feet to the
Point of Beginning, LESS
and EXCEPT the South 55.0
feet.
st public sale, to the highest
and best bidder for cash, at the
East Co6rridor, 1st Floor, Polk
-ounty Courthouse, 255 North
roadway, Bartow, 'Florida
33830,. at.,9:00' a.m., on the
1st day of March, 2005, in ac-
:ordance with Florida Statutes
j45,031. .
lease note that the main en-
:rance is located on Church Street.
1Io entry' is possible from Broad-
Nay Avenue. In the event any tem-
iorary change is necessary, the
:lerk will post a "Notice of
change" at the sale location di-
-ecting the bidders to the tempo-
-ary sale location.
If yod are a person with a disability
Nho needs any accommodation in
xrder to participate'in this pro-
:eeding, you are entitled, at no
-ost to you, to the provision of cer-
:ain assistance. Please contact the
Office of the Court Administrator,
'863) 534 4690 within Iwo i2.,
working oays ci your rece,-pi ol
this; if you ae rea,'ing or voice ,im.
aired, call TDD (863) 534-7777.
r Florida Relay Service (800)
355-8770,
RICHARD M. WEISS
As Clerk of Said Court
By: /s/ Lori Armijo
As Deputy Clerk
(Court Seal)
Feb. 17, 24, 2005-0525




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POLK COUNTY DEMOCRAT
#2005-0250
SALE DATE: 3/10/2005
NOTICE OF APPLICATION
FOR TAX DEED
(CHAPTER 197.512 -
FLORIDA STATUTES)
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT
WACHOVIA COLL AGT/SASS
MUNI IV
the holder of the following cer-
tificates, has filed said certifi-
cates for a tax deed to be is-
sued thereon. The certificate
numbers and years of issuance,
the description of the property
and the names in which it was
assessed are as follows:
CERTIFICATE NO.
10761
YEARS OF ISSUANCE
5/31/2002
DESCRIPTION OF PROP-
ERTY:
BEG 210 FT S OF NE COR
OF W 1/2 OF NW 1/4 OF
SW 1/4 RUN W 210 FT S
155 FT E 210 FT N 155
FT TO BEG
Section 13, Township
29, Range 25
PROPERTY ,ID NUMBER:
13-29-25-000000-
043030
Name in which assessed: RUS-
SELL I WELDON
All of said property being in the
County of Polk, State of Flor-
ida. To redeem property, pay-
ment must be made by Cashi-
er's Check or Money Order. NO
PERSONAL CHECKS WILL BE
ACCEPTIE. Unless such certifi-
cate shall be redeemed accord-
ing to law, the property de-
scribed in such certificate or
certificates will be sold to the
highest bidder for CASH at the
Polk County Courthouse, Main
Lobby, exact location to be
posted in Main Lobby on date
of sale, on the second Thurs-
day in the Month of March
which is the 10th day of March.
2005 beginning at 8:30 A.M.
with lunch recess at Noon, until
completion; and, if necessary,
continue on a day to day basis
under the same conditions as
the first sale day, during the
regular hours of the Clerk's Of-
fice until completion.
IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE
AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES
ACT, PERSONS WITH DISABILI-
TIES NEEDING A SPECIAL AC-
COMMODATION TO REVIEW
TA"X DEED SALES SHOULD CON-
TACT. CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT
COURT, ATTN: TAX DEED DEPT;'
255 N. BROADWAY, BARTOW,
FLORIDA 33830-9000 TELE-
PHONE (863) 534-4528 OR
534-4529.
DATED this 1/27/2005.
RICHARD M. WEISS,
CLERK OF CIRCUIT COURT
POLK COUNTY, FLORIDA
By: MARY ANN PETROVICH
Feb. 3, 10, 17, 24, 2005-0355


ITH JUDICI- L CIPCUiIT IN POLK COUNTY DEMOCRAT
D FOR POLK COUNTY, FLOR- #2005-0263-
SALE DATE: 3/10/2005
IL DIVISION NOTICE OF APPLICATION
RE: FORFEITURE OF: FOR TAX DEED
E THOUSAND TWO HUN- (CHAPTER 197.512 -
ED AND EIGHT AND 00/100 FLORIDA STATUTES)
LIARS ($1 208.00) U.S.' NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT
RRENCY POLK COUNTY
the holder of the following cer-
ASE NO.: 2005CA-00451 tificates, has filed said certifi-
SECTION: 08- cates for a tax deed to be is-
)TICE OF FORFEITURE sued thereon. The certificate
PROCEEDINGS numbers and years of issuance,
Justin Wheeler the description of the property
1624 Ritter Roanda the names in which it was
Lakeland, 'Florida assessed are asfollows:
D 'ALL OTHER- PER- CERTIFICATE NO.
NS who claim an interest in 11762
above-calptioned property: 1 0480
Grady Judd, as Sher- 120.35
of Polk County, 'Florida, (" YEARS OF ISSUANCE
k County Sheriff's Office"), 5/31/2002'
es notice of forfeiture pro- 5/30/2003
.dings pursuant'to Sections 5/31/2001
2.701 -707, Florida Statutes, DESCRIPTION OF PROP-
regard to the above-de- ERT'Y: '
bed 'property ("Captioned MOUNTAIN SUB PB 35 PG
peirty")."' 8 BLK G LOT 7
Captioned Property' was. Section, 34,, Township
zed in or near Lakeland, in 31, Range 25
k County, Flord'a on or PROPERTY ID NUMBER:
iut December 15',' 2004, by 34-3 1-25-474300-
Polk 'County Sheriff's Office 007070
I Captioned P-operty is pres- Name in which assessed: R
Ir, ir[e custody of the -Polk GRAY
jr,., Shernm's Office. .'' All of said property beingg in the
\ny owner, entity, bona fide County of Polk, State of Flor-
holder, or person in posses- ida. To redeem property, pay-
n 'of' the property at the ment must be made by Cashi-
e of seizure has the'right to er's Check dr Money Order. NO
uest an 'adversarial'prelimi- PERSONAL CHECKS WILL BE
y hearing from the Tenth ACCEPTED. Unless such certifi-
ici.1i CircuiTr Ccurr to deter-' cate shall be redeemed accord-
,e vrheirer probable cause ing to law, the property de-
sts to 'believe that Cap- scribed in such certificate or
ned Property has been or is certificates will be sold to the.
ng used in violation of the highest bidder for CASH at the
rida Contraband Forfeiture Polk County Courthouse, Main
t. Lobby, exact location to be
A Complaint seeking forfei- posted in Main Lobby on date
e of Captioned Propert, was of, sale, on the second Thurs-
d in tr.e C,rcuit Court ol the day in the Month of March
nth Judicial Circuit in and for which is the 10th day of March.
k County on or about Janu- '2005 beginning at 8:30 A.M.
28, 2005. with lunch recess at Noon, until
RTIFICATE OF SERVICE' completion: and, if necessary,
EREBY CERTIFY that a true continue on a da> to day basis
d correct copy of the forego-' under the same conditions. as
Swas furnished to the ad- the first sale day, during the
essee(s) herein this' 3rd day regular hours of the Clerk's Of-
February. 2005. fice ntil completion.
SSANDRA L. DENMARK, ES- IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE
IRE AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES
k County Sheriff's Office ACT, PERSONS WITH DISABILI-
5 North Broadway TIES NEEDING A SPECIAL AC-
rtow, Florida'33830 COMMODATION TO- REVIEW
63) 534-6294 TAX DEED.SALES SHOULD.CON-
rida Bar #0553247 TACT: CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT
b. 17, 24, 2005-0532 COURT, ATTN: TAX DEED DEPT,
,55 N. BROADWAY, BARTOW,
FLORIDA 33830-9000 TELE-
PHONE (863) 534-4528 OR
534-4529.
DATED this 1/27.'?005.
For The Most News RICHARD M. WEISS,
or e CI.ost Ne .ERK OF CIRCUIT COURT
Of Bbrtow ,- '. "t NTY, FLORIDA
ToThe Democrat e.:y..PY ANN PETROVICH
SThe Democrat Feb. 3, 10, 17, 24, 2005-0356


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT
OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL
CIRCUIT IN AND FOR
POLK COUNTY, FLORIDA
KAY FRANCES WARD,
Petitioner,
-and-
ANTHONY S. WARD,
Respondent.
CASE NO.:
53-ZO005DR-001 143-
0000-00'
Division: 80
NOTICE OF ACTION
FOR DISSOLUTION OF.,
MARRIAGE.
TO: ANTHONY S. WARD
Respondent's Last Known Ad-
dress: 230 STEAMBOAT
BLVD., DAVENPORT, FL'.
33897
YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an.ac-
tion has been filed against yot4
and that you ,are, required to;
serve a copy of your written,
defenses, if any, to i: on KAY
FRANCES WARD, whose ad-
dress is 230 STEAMBOAT.
BLVD., DAVENPORT, FL 33a97,
on or before March 1 6,.,2005,
and file'the original with the
Clerk of this Court at. 255 N.
Broadway, Bartow. FL 33830
before service on Petitioner or,
immediately thereafter. if you
fail to do so, a default mal. be
entered against you for the re-
lief demanded in the Petition.'
Copies of all court documents
in this case, including orders,
are available at the Clerk of,the
Circuit Court's office: You may
review these documents upon
requests.
You must keep the Clerk of the
Circuit Court's office notified of
your current address. (You may
file Notice of Current Address,
Florida Supreme Court Ap-
proved Family Law .Form
12.915.) Future papers in this
lawsuit will be mailed to the ad-
dress on record at the clerk's
office.
WARNING: Rule 12.285, Florida
Family Law Rules of Procedure,
requires certain automatic dis-
closure of documents and in-
formation. Failure to comply
can result in sanctions, includ-
ing dismissal or striking of
pleadings.
DATED February 7, 2005.
CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT
COURT
By: /s/ Summer White
As Deputy Clerk
(Court Seal)
Feb. 10, 17, 24, Mar. 3-2005
0459 "' "'

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT IN AND
FOR POLK COUNTY, FLORIDA
JP MORGAN CHASE BANK AS
TRUSTEE,
Plaintiff,
vs.
ROSIE HALL; JOSEPH P. HALL;
UNKNOWN TENANT. I; UN-
KNOWN TENANT 11; and any un-
known heirs, devisees, grantees,
creditors, and other unknown per-
sons or unknoWn spouses claim-
ing by, through and under any of
the above named Defendants,
Defendants. I
CASE NO.:
53-2004-CA-4375-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 Z7hday of March. 2005.
at 9:00 o'clock A.M., at the East
corridor, first floor, 255 N. Broad-
way In BartoW, Fldrida 33830 offer
for sale and sell at public outcry to
the highest and best bidder 'for
cash,, the following.described
property situale in Polk County.
Florida: .
Lot 3, THE WOODS
UNIT NO. 1 REPLAT,
according to the plat
thereof, as recorded
in Plat Book 64, Page
13, of the Public Re-
cords of Polk County,
Florida. Together
with a mobile Home
situated thereon, de-
scribed ,as 'a '1 985,
Vehicle'. Identification
Numbers .' '
KH52D3RD61 003GA(a)
and
KH52D3RD6103GA(b)
which is affixed to
the aforedescribed
real property and in-'
corporated therein.' I
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 Counhouse Io-
cated at 255 North Broadway Ave-
nue, Bartow, Florida. Please note
that the main entrances located
on Church Street. No entry is pose
sible from Broadway Avenue. Ir
the event any temporary change is
necessary, the Clerk'will post a '
Notice of Change" at' the Sale lo-
cation directing the bidders to the
temporary sale location.
If you are a person with a dis-
ability who needs any accom-
modation in order to partici-
pate in this proceeding, you are
entitled, at no cost to you, tc
the provision of certain assis-
tance. Please contact the Of-
fice of the Court Administrator
(863) 534-4690, within twc
(2) working days of your re.
ceipt of this notice; if you are
hearing or voice impaired, cal
(TDD) (863) 534-7777, or
Florida Relay Service 800-955
8770.
WITNESS my hand and official
seal of said Court this 27ZZ. day
of January, 2005.
Richard Weiss .'.
CLERK OF THE' CIRCUIT
COURT
BY:saEFeltcja Borders
tOeputy Clerk
(Court Seal)'
Feb. 17, 24, 2005-05E27


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN
AND FOR POLK COUNTY,,
FLORIDA
CIVIL ACTION
WELLS FARGO HOME MORT-
GAGE, INC.,
Plaintiff,
vs.. ,
JOHNNY R. ENGLAND, et al.,
Defendantss),
CASE NO.:
53-2005-CA-1'33
DIVISION: 04
NOTICE OF ACTION
TO:
ACCELERATED CAPITAL
CORP. F/K/A SOUTHEAST
BANK LEASING COMPANY, A
DISSOLVED CORPORATION
LAST.KNOWN ADDRESS:.

2636 Cedar, Bay Point, #202
Casselberry, FL 32707 ...
CURRENT ADDRESS: .
UNKNOWN ..
ANY AND ALL UNKNOWN PAR-
TIES CLAIMING BY, THROUGH,
UNDER,.AND AGAINST 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 toforeclose a mortgage on
the, following property in POLK
County, .Florida:
LOT 58, PIONEER TRAILS
PHASE II, ACCORDING TO
THE MAP OR, pLAT
THEREOF, AS RECORDED
IN PLAT BOOK 109, PAGE
16, OF THE PUBLIC RE-
CORDS OF POLK COUNTY,
FLORIDA.
TOGETHER WITH A MOBILE
HOME LOCATED THEREON
AS A PERMANENT FIXTURE
AND APPURTENANC'
THERETO, DESCRIBED AS.
A 2000 FTWD DOUBLEWIDE
MOBILE HOME CONTAIN-
ING IDENTIFICATION NUM-.
BER FLFLX70A27495GH21,
TITLE NUMBER 82580699
AND IDENTIFICATION NUIM-
BER FLFLX70B27495GH21,
TITLE NUMBER 82577092.
has been filed against you and
S you .are required to serve a
f copy of ypur 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-
y manded in the Complaint or pe-
- tition.
This notice shall be published
once each week for two con-
secutive weeks in the EPOLK
COUNTY DEMOCRAT.
If you are a person with disabilities
who needs any accommodation in
order to participate in this pro-
ceedi9g, you are .entitled, at.-no,.
cottl o yi, 1o the-provision of cer-
tain assistance. RIease contact.the
Office 'f the Court "lTin.i.isira r
(863) 534-4690, wilhien two 12
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 *10th day
of February 2005
Richard M. Weiss
Clerk of the Court
By: /s/ Angelica Herrera
As Deputy Clerk '
(Seal)
Feb. 17, 24, 2005-0548


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
TENTH,JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN
AND FOR POLK. COUNTY,
FLORIDA
JUVENILE DIVISION
IN THE INTEREST OF:
SL.W. DOB: 03/28/2004
A MINOR CHILD '
SUMMONS AND NOTICE
OF HEARINGON
PETITION FOR
TERMINATION OF
PARENTAL RIGHTS
..CASE NO. ,
JP03-206900-HC
THE STATE OF FLORIDA TO:
LAWRENCE WADE
S(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 *
L.W., .a, female child, born on
03/28/2004 to, mother, Juana.
Forshee, and Lawrepce Wade',
father, in Orange County, 'Flor-
ida, : : .
Sfor subsequent adoption.and
you are hereby COMMANDED to
be and appear before the MAGIS-
TRATE, SUSAN BARBER
FLOOD a at9:0 A.M. on
Wednesday, the. 6IJi day of
March. 2005. for this hearing at
POLK COUNTY COURTHOUSE,
COURTROOM- Juvenile Dlvi-
'sion Hearing Room- let Floor,
.. 255 N. Broadway, BARTOW,
FLORIDA.
YOUR, FAILURE TO APPEAR
SIN PERSON.WILL BF TREATED
AS A CONSENT TO THE TERMI-
NATION QF PARENTAL RIGHTS
SAND YOU WILL PERMANENTLY
LOSE ALL LEGAL RIGHTS ASA
S PARENT TO THE CHILDREN)
S AS NAMED IN THE PETITION
S FOR TERMINATION OF PAREN-
TAL RIGHTS. .
YOU HAVE THE RIGHT TO
HAVE AN ATTORNEY REPRE-
SENT YOU IN THIS MATTER. ,IF
YOU CANNOT AFFORD AN AT-


TORNEY, YOU MUST BE PRE-
SENT AND., REQUEST THAT
6 THE COURT APPOINTYOUAN
ATTORNEY FOFR YOU IF YOU
WANT ONE..
"In accordance with.the Ameri-
, cans With Disabilities Act, persons
with disabilities needing a special
accommodation to participate in,
this proceeding should contact the
Children & Families Legal:Depart-
ment at 1055 US Highway: 17
. North, Bartow, Florida 33830,.
Telephone: 863-534-0062 not later
than seven days prior to the pro-
ceeding:, If hearing impaired,
(TDD) 1-800-955-871,,,or, Voice (V)
1-800-955-8770, via Florida Relay
Service."
RICHARD M. WEISS, CLERK'
By Patricia A Bradley
as his Deputy Clerk
(CLERK'S SEAL)
Feb. 3, 10,, 17, 24, 2005-0358


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
10TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF
FLORIDA, IN AND FOR POLK
COUNTY,
MORTGAGE ELECTRONIC REG-
ISTRATION SYSTEMS, INC.,
PLAINTIFF,.
-vs- ,
CHRONO RAINES; CITIFINAN-
CIAL EQUITY SERVICES,. INC.;
UNKNOWN PARTIES IN POSSES-
SION #1; UNKNOWN PARTIES IN
POSSESSION #2; IF LIVING, AND
ALL UNKNOWN PARTIES CLAIM-
ING 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-4603
NOTICE OF SALE
NOTICE iS HEREBY GIVEN
pursuant to an Order of Final
Judgment of Foreclosure Sale
dated February 2, 2005, entered in
Civil Case No. 04-CA-4603 of the
Circuit Court of the 10TH Judicial
Circuit in and for POLK County,
Florida, wherein MORTGAGE
ELECTRONIC' REGISTRATION
SYSTEMS, INC., Plaintiff and
CHRONO RAINES 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 COUNjTY 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 March 8 2005 the
following described,property as set
forth in said Final Judgment, to-
wit:
THE SOUTH 28 FEET OF LOTS 1
AND 2, AND THE SOUTH 28
FEET OF THE EAST 40 FEET OF
LOT 3, AND ALL OF LOTS 22, 23,
AND 24, BLOCK 4, OF THE RE-
VISED MAP OF FERNWOOD AD-
DITION TO WINTER HAVEN, AC-
CORDING 'TO THE PLAT
THEREOF RECORDED IN PLAT
BOOK 3 PAGE 77, PUBLIC RE-
CORDS .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 3 d day of Fb'ruary, 2005."
RiCHA-IRE M WEISS,
CLERK. OF THE CIRCUIT
COURT :
POLK County, Florida
By: /s/ Yvette Johnson
Deputy Clerk
(Seal)
Feb. 17, 24, 2005-0545


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF
FLORIDA, IN AND FOR POLK
COUNTY. GENERAL JURISDIC-
TION DIVISION
MORTGAGE ELECTRONIC REGIS-
TRATION SYSTEMS, INC. AS
NOMINEE FOR CHASE MANHAT-
TAN MORTGAGE CORPORA-'
TION,
Plaintiff, '
vs.
ISAAC ADORNO, et al.,
Defendant (s).
CASE NO.
53-2002-CA-2463-0000-00
SEC. 8
NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE
SALE,
NOTICE IS REREBY GIVEN
pursuant to a Final Judgment of
Foreclosure dated February 1,
2005, and entered in Case No. 53-
2002-CA-2463-0000-00 SEC. 8, of
the Circuit Court of the TENTH Ju-
dicial Circuit in 'and for POLK
County,' Florida. wherein MORT-
GAGE ELECTRONIC REGISTRA-
TION SYSTEMS, INC. AS NOMI-
NEE FOR CHASE MANHATTAN
MORTGAGE CORPORATION is
Plaintiff and ISAAC ADORNO, et
Tal., are Defendants, I will sell to
the highest antd'best bidder for
cash in the East Corridor, First
Floor, Polk County Courthouse,
c255 North Broadway, Bartow, in
S Bartow, POLK County, Florida,
9:00 o'clock orn' the 8th day of
March, 2005, the following de-
scribed property as set forth in
said FinarJudgment, to wit:
LOT 183, INTERNATIONAL
BASS .LAKE RESORT,
PHASE ONE;, ACCORDING
TO THE PLAT THEREOF, AS
... RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK
87, PAGES 18-17, OF THE
i. PUBLIC RECORDS OF POLK
COUNTY, 'FLORIDA; a/k/a
;' ., 183 Walleye Dtive North, Dav-
*. enport, Florida 33837
All sales are to be held at the east
end of the east corridor, first floor,
of the Polk County Courthouse lo-
cated at 255 North Broadway Ave-
nue, Bartow, Florida. Please note
that the 'main entrance is located
on Church Street. No entry is pos-
. sible from Broadway Avenue. In
the event any temporary change is
.necessary, the Clerk will post a "


r Notice of Change"' at the sale loca-
tion directing the bidders to the
temporary sale location.
If you are a person with disabilities
who needs any accommodation in
order to participate in this pro-
ceeding, you are entitled at no
cost to you, to the provision of cer-
tain assistance. Please contact the
Office of the Court Administrator.
(863) 534-4690, within two (2)
working days of your receipt of this
notice; if you are hearing or voice
impaired, call TDD (863) 534-7777
or Florida Relay Services 711.
DATED nis. 3rd day of Febru-
ary, 2005.
RICHARD M. WEISS
As Clerk of said Court
By /s/ Yvette Johnson
As Deputy Clerk
(Seal)
Feb. 17, 24, 2005-0535


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
10TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN
AND FOR POLK COUNTY,
FLORIDA CIVIL DIVISION
BANKERS TRUST COMPANY OF
CALIFORNIA AS TRUSTEE UN-
DER THE POOLING AND SERV-
ICING AGREEMENT SERIES
1999-2,
Plaintiff,
vs.
JIMMY W. MERRITT, A/K/A
JIMMY WAYNE .MERRITT;
THERESA MERRITT A/K/A
TERESA MERRITT; JOHN DOE;
JANE DOE AS UNKNOWN TEN-
ANT(S) IN POSSESSION OF THE
SUBJECT PROPERTY,
Defendants.
CASE NO.:
53-2002-CA-003687-WH-07.
RE-NOTICE OF FORECLO-
SURE SALE
NOTICE IS: HEREBY GIVEN
pursuant to a Motion and Order
Resetting Foreclosure' Sale Date
dated the 27th day of January,
2005, and entered in Case'No. 53-
2002-CA-003687-WH-07, of the
Circuit Court of the 10TH Judicial
Circuit in and for Polk County,
Florida, wherein BANKERS
TRUST COMPANY OF CALIFOR-
NIA AS TRUSTEE UNDER THE
POOLING AND SERVICING
AGREEMENT SERIES 1999-2 is
the Plaintiff and JIMMY W. MER-
RITT, A/K/A JIMMY WAYNE
MERRITT; THERESA MERRITT
A/K/A TERESA MERRITT; JOHN
DOE; JANE DOE AS UNKNOWN
TENANTS) IN POSSESSION OF
THE SUBJECT PROPERTY. I will
sell to the highest and best bidder
for cash at the EAST CORRIDOR
ON THE 1ST FLOOR, 255 N
BROADWAY, BARTOW, FL,
33831 of the Polk County Court-
house, in BARTOW, Florida, at
09:00 on the 3rd day of March
2005, the following described.
property as set forth in said Final
Judgment, to wit:
THE WEST 318.76 FEET OF
THE SOUTH 400.10 FEET OF
THE NORTH 500.00 FEET OF
THE SOUTH 1/2 OF THE
NORTHEAST 1/4 OF SEC-
TION 29, TOWNSHIP 29
SOUTH, RANGE 26 EAST,
POLK COUNTY, FLORIDA.
LYING EAST OF THE PLAT
OF PEACE RIVER DEVEL-
OPMENT, AS RECORDED IN
PLAT BOOK 78, PAGE 44,
OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS
OF POLK COUNTY, FLOR-
IDA, AND LYING WEST OF
LOT 12 OF PEACE RIVER
DEVELOPMENT UNIT 2, AS
RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK
94, PAGE 3, OF THE PUBLIC
RECORDS OF POLK
COUNTY, FLORIDA, AND
LESS THE NORTH 40.00
FEET OF THE SOUTHEAST
1/4 OF THE NORTHEAST 1/4
OF SAID SECTION 29, AND
LESS THE NORTH 40.00 OF
THE EAST 40.00 FEET OF
THE SOUTHWEST 1/4 OF
THE NORTHEAST .1/4 OF
SAID SECTION 29.
TOGETHER WITH A ROAD
EASEMENT FOR INGRESS
AND EGRESS AND UTILITY
EASEMENT OVER AND
ACROSS THE FOLLOWING
DESCRIBED PARCEL: THE
SOUTH 15.00 FEET OF THE
NORTH 100.0 FEET OFT.HE'
SOUTH 1/2 OF THE NORTH.
EAST 1/4 OF SECTION 29
TOWNSHIP 29 SOUTiH,
RANGE 26 EAST, POLK
COUNTY, FLORIDA, LYING
EAST OF THE PLAT OF
PEACE RIVER DEVELOP-
MENT, AS RECORDED IN
PLAT BOOK 78, PAGE 44,
OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS
OF POLK COUNTY, FLOR-
IDA, AND LYING WEST OF
THE EASTERLY RIGHT OF
WAY LINE OF RIFLE RANGE
ROAD (COUNTY ROAD 655).
TOGETHER WITH 1999
REDM DOUBLE-WIDE MO-
BILE HOME VIN #
FLA14614724A & B, TITLE #'
79717163 & 79717218, RP
TAG #'S R0509544' AND
R0509545
A/K/A: 470 MORGAN ROAD,
WINTER HAVEN, FL 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

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 27th day of January,
2005.
RICHARD M WEISS
Clerk Of The Circuit Court
By: /s/ Lori Armijo
Deputy Clerk
(Seal)
Feb. 17, 24, 2005-0531



IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
10TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF
FLORIDA, IN AND FOR POLK
COUNTY
MORTGAGE ELECTRONIC REG-
ISTRATION SYSTEMS. INC.,
PLAINTIFF,
-vs-
JERRY W. BALL; UNKNOWN
PARTIES IN POSSESSION #1; 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. 2004-CA-001163
AMENDED NOTICE OF SALE
NOTICE IS HEREBY 'GIVEN'
pursuant to an Order of Final
Judgment of Foreclosure dated
January 27, 2005, entered in Civil
Case No. 2004-CA-001163 of the
Circuit Court of the 10TH Judicial
Circuit in and for POLK County,
Florida, wherein MORTGAGE
ELECTRONIC REGISTRATION
SYSTEMS, INC., Plaintiff and
JERRY W. BALL 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
COURTHOUSE, 255 NORTH
BROADWAY AVENUE, BAR-
TOW, FLORIDA, AT 9:00 AM.
MAIN ENTRANCE IS ON
CHURCH STREET, NO ENTRY
AVAILABLE ON BROADWAY
AVE. on March 3. 2005 the fol-
lowing described property as set
forth in said Final Judgment, to-
wit:
LOT 83 OF MCLEOD GARDENS
PHASE THREE, ACCORDING TO
THE MAP OR PLAT 'THEREOF
RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 116,
PAGE 28, OF THE PUBLIC RE-
CORDS 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 31st day of January,-2005.
RICHARD M. WEISS
CLERK OF T.HE. CIRCUIT
COURT
POLK County, Florida
By: /s/ Felicia Borders
Deputy Clerk
(Seal)
Feb. 17, 24./2005-0523


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT IN AND
FOR POLK COUNTY, FLORIDA
PRIMA PROPERTIES, LLC,
Plaintiff,
vs
GARY R. MUXWORTHY
and PAM K. MUXWORTHY,
his ASSOCIATION OF
POINCIANA VILLAGES,
INC.; JEAN C. JOSEPH
and NORMA JOSEPH, his
wife; WACHOVIA BANK,
f/k/a FIRST. UNION NA-
TIONAL BANK, f/k/a
AMERICAN PIONEER FED-
ERAL SAVINGS BANK,
f/k/a AMERICAN PIONEER
SAVINGS BANK; BANK OF
AMERICA, f/k/a THE
CITIZENS AND SOUTHERN
NATIONAL BANK AS
SUCCESSOR IN INTEREST
TO. THE CITIZENS AND
SOUTHERN NATIONAL
BANK OF FLORIDA; AR-
THUR J.. GIESLER AND
INEZ L. GIESLER, hi;
wife,
Defendants.
CASE NUMBER:
53-2005CA-000182-0000-WH
AMENDED NOTICE OF AC-
TION
TO: GARY R MUXWORTH
119 CLIFFSIDE DRIVE
CANADAIGUA, NY 14474
PAM K. MUXWORTHY
119 CLIFFSIDE DRIVE
CANADAIGUA, NY 14474
JEAN C. JOSEPH
90-07 201 ST STREET
HOLLIS, NY 14423
NORMA JOSEPH
90-07 201ST STREET
HOLLISNY 14423
ARTHUR H. GIESLER
50 POLAR AVENUE SOUTH
#105
CARRINGTON, ND 58421
INEZ L. GIESLER
50 POLAR AVENUE SOUTH
#105
CARRINGTON, ND 58421
YOU ARE HEREBY NOTIFIED
that a Complaint has been filed
againstyou, and you are required
to serve a copy of your written de-
fense's, if any, to it on STEPHEN
F. BAKER, ESQ., Plaintiff's attor-
ney, whose address s is 800 First
Street S., Winter Haven, FL
33880, on or before the 28th day
of March 2005, and file the origi-
nal with the Clerk of this Court, ei-
ther before service on Plaintiff's at-
torney, or immediately thereafter;
otherwise a default will be entered
against you for. the relief de-
manded in the Petition.
The Plaintiff is seeking to quiet
title on real property described as
follows: '
LOT 26, BLOCK 972, POINCI-
LAGE 7, ACCORDING TO THE
MAP QR 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.
LOT 7, BLOCK 980, 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.
LOT 3, BLOCK 1067, 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 10th day
of February, 2005.
RICHARD M. WEISS,
As Clerk of Said Court
BY: /s/Betty Norrell
As'Deputy Clerk
(COURT SEAL)'
Feb. 17, 24, Mar. 3, 10, 2005-
0554



Leader Advertising
Pays BIG Dividends


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
10TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF
FLORIDA, IN AND FOR POLK
COUNTY
FLEET MORTGAGE CORP
PLAINTIFF,
-vs-
CASEY J. MARTIN AND KAREN
R. MARTIN, HIS WIFE; MID-
FLORIDA FEDERAL CREDIT UN-
ION F/K/A MIDFLORIDA
SCHOOLS FEDERAL CREDIT
UNION
DEFENDANTS.
NO.: GC-G-01-3039
DIV: 8
AMENDED NOTICE OF SALE
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN
pursuant to an Order Reschedul-
ing Foreclosure Sale dated Janu-
ary 31. 2005, entered in Civil Case
No. 53-02-CA-3039 of the Circuit
Court of the 10th Judicial Circuit in
and for POLK County, Florida,
wherein FEDERAL NATIONAL
MORTGAGE ASSOCIATION,
Plaintiff and CASEY J. MARTIN
AND KAREN R. MARTIN, HIS
WIFE 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. March 7.
2005 the following described
property as set forth in said Final
Judgment, to-wit:
COMMENCING AT SOUTH-
EAST CORNER OF THE
WEST 1/2 OF SECTION 20,
TOWNSHIP 29 SOUTH,
RANGE 23 EAST, POLK
COUNTY FLORIDA, RUN
NORTH 00 DEGREES 00
MINUTES 30 SECONDS
EAST ALONG THE EAST
BOUNDARY THEREOF
2,260.00 FEET THENCE
SOUTH 89 DEGREES 59
MINUTES WEST 375.00
FEET TO THE POINT OF BE-
GINNING THENCE CON-
TINUE SOUTH 89 DEGREES
59 MINUTES WEST 155.00
FEET THENCE SOUTH 00
DEGREES 00 MINUTES 30
SECONDS WEST 280.00
FEET THENCE NORTH 89
DEGREES 59 MINUTES
EAST 155.00 FEET THENCE
NORTH 00 DEGREES 00
MINUTES 30 SECONDS
EAST 280.00 FEET TO THE
POINT OF BEGINNING.
LESS THE NORTH 30.00
FEET THEREOF FOR THE
ROAD RIGHT OF WAY.
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)I
working days of your receipt of this
notice; if you are hearing or voice
impaired, call TDD (863) 534-7777
or Florida Relay Services 711.
DATED at BARTOW, Florida,
this 3rd day of February, 2005.
.RICHARD M. WEISS
CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT
POLK County, Florida
By: /s/ Felicia Borders
Deputy Clerk
(Seal)
Feb. 17, 24, 2005-0540








IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF
FLORIDA, IN AND FOR POLK
COUNTY
CIVIL DIVISION
MIDFIRST BANK
Plaintiff
vs.
EDDY VIREUS AND DANE
L'AMY, AND UNKNOWN TEN-
ANTS/OWNERS,
DEFENDANTS.
CASE NO:
53-2002CA-4348
AMENDED NOTICE OF SALE
Notice is hereby given, pursu-
ant to an Ex Parte Order Resched-
uling Foreclosure Sale entered in
this cause, in the Circuit Court of
Polk County, Florida, I will sell the
property situated in Polk County,
Florida described as:
LOT 65, BLOCK C OF PLAN-
TER'S WALK, ACCORDING
TO THE PLAT THEREOF RE-
CORDED IN PLAT BOOK 86,
PAGE 29 OF THE PUBLIC
RECORDS OF POLK
COUNTY. FLORIDA.
and commonly known as: 1 30
Saint Kitts Circle, at public sale,
to the highest and best bidder,
for cash, in the East Corridor,
first floor, Polk County Court-
house, 255 North Broadway,
Bartow, Polk County, Florida will
be held at 9:00 o'clock, A.M.,
on March 4, 2004.
All sales are to be held at the east
end of the east corridor, first floor,
of the Polk County Courthouse lo-
cated at 255 North Broadway Ave-
nue, Bartow, Florida. Please note
that the main entrance is located
on Church Street. No entry is pos-
sible from Broadway Avenue. In
the event any temporary change is
necessary, the Clerk will post a
Notice of Change" at the sale lo-
cation directing the bidders to the
temporary sale location.


If you are a person with 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 this 3rd day of February,
2005.
RICHARD M. WEISS
Clerk of the Circuit Court
By: /s/ Felicia Borders
Deputy Clerk
(Seal)
Feb. 17, 24, 2005-0541


THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN
AND FOR POLK COUNTY,
FLORIDA
CIVIL ACTION
U.S. BANK NATIONAL ASSO-
CIATION,. F/K/A FIRST BANK
NATIONAL ASSOCIATION
TRUST, ACTING SOLELY IN ITS
CAPACITY AS TRUSTEE FOR
EQUICREDIT CORPORATION
HOME EQUITY LOAN TRUST
1998-1,
Plaintiff,
vs.
BOBBY L. MALONE, et al.,
Defendant(s)..
CASE NO.
53-2004-CA-2967
DIVISION: 11
NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE
SALE
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN
pursuant to a Final Judgment of
Mortgage Foreclosure dated. Feb-
ruary 01 2005 and entered in
Case NO. 53-2004-CA-2967 of the
Circuit Court of the TENTH Judi-
cial Circuit in and for POLK
County, Florida wherein U.S.
BANK NATIONAL ASSOCIATION,
F/K/A FIRST BANK NATIONAL
ASSOCIATION TRUST, ACTING
SOLELY IN ITS CAPACITY AS
TRUSTEE FOR EQUICREDIT
CORPORATION HOME EQUITY
LOAN TRUST ,1998-1, is the
Plaintiff and BOBBY L. MALONE;
THE UNKNOWN HEIRS, DEVI-
SEES, GRANTEES, ASSIGNEES,
LIENORS, CREDITORS, TRUS-
TEES, OR OTHER CLAIMANTS
CLAIMING BY, THROUGH, UN-
DER OR AGAINST MARCH AR-
ZELLA TYRE A/K/A MARSHA AR-
ZELLA TYRE F/K/A MARSHA A.
MALONE F/K/A MARCH AR-
ZELLA MALONE, DECEASED;
THE UNKNOWN PERSONAL
REPRESENTATIVE OF THE ES-
TATES OF MARCH ARZELLA
TYRE A/K/A MARSHA ARZELLA
TYRE F/K/A MARSHA A. MA-
LONE F/K/A MARCH ARZELLA
MALONE, DECEASED; BOBBY
LEE MALONE, SR., AS AN HEIR
OF THE ESTATE OF MARCH
ARZELLA TYRE A/K/A MARSHA
ARZELLA TYRE F/K/A MARSHA
A. MALONE F/K/A MARCH AR-
ZELLA MALONE, DECEASED;
NELL MALONE A/K/A ARIE NELL
MALONE, AS GUARDIAN OF
SHARON LYNN MALONE, A MI-
NOR, AS AN HEIR OF THE ES-
TATE OF MARCH ARZELLA
TYRE A/K/A MARSHA ARZELLA
TYRE F/K/A MARSHA A. MA-
LONE F/K/A MARCH ARZELLA
MALONE, DECEASED; ANY AND
ALL UNKNOWN PARTIES
CLAIMING BY, THROUGH, UN-
DER, AND AGAINST THE
HEREIN NAMED INDIVIDUAL
DEFENDANTS) WHO ARE NOT
KNOWN TO BE DEAD OR ALIVE,
WHETHER SAID UNKNOWN
PARTIES MAY CLAIM AN INTER-
EST AS SPOUSES, HEIRS, DE-
VISEES, OR OTHER CLAIM-
ANTS; POLK COUNTY BOARD
OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS;
POLK COUNTY CLERK OF THE
COURTS; TENANT #1 N/K/A
BOBBY MALONE, JR.; TENANT
#2 N/K/A KATALIN MALONE; 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 8ft- day of March. 2005, the:
following described property as set
forth in said Final Judgment:
THE WEST 200 FEET AND
THE NORTH 10 FEET OF
THE EAST 467.30 FEET OF
THE FOLLOWING DE-
SCRIBED PARCEL OF
LAND: THE SOUTH 75 FEET
OF THE NORTH 1/2 OF THE
SE 1/4 OF THE NW 1/4 OF
THE NE 1/4 OF SECTION 15, .
TOWNSHIP 28 SOUTH,
RANGE 24 EAST, LESS AND
EXCEPT THE ROAD RIGHT
OF WAY FOR: THE FISH
HATCHERY ROAD. ,
a/k/a 834 Fish Hatchery
Road, Lakeland, FL 33801
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 'February

Richard M. Weiss ,
Clerk of the Circuit Court
By: /s/ Yvette Johnson
Deputy Clerk
(Seal)
Feb. 17, 24, 2005-0533


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN
AND FOR POLK COUNTY,
FLORIDA
IN RE: THE FORMER MAR-
RIAGE OF:
EVELYN HAYMON,
Former Wife,
and
JAMES W. HAYMON, SR.,
Former Husband.
CASE NO: GCF-98-5389
SECTION: 2
NOTICE OF ACTION
TO: EVELYN HAYMON
DECEASED
YOU ARE HEREBY NOTIFIED,
that a Motion to Terminate Ali-
mony has been filed against you


by JAMES W. HAYMON, SR., and
you are required to serve a copy
of your written defenses, if any. to
it to his attorney, MICHAEL S
FARRELL, whose mailing address
is 1628, South Florida Avenue,
Lakeland, Florida, 33803, on oi
before March 17, 2005, and to file'
the original with the Clerk of this
Court either before service on Pe-
titioner's attorney or immediately
thereafter; otherwise a default will
be entered against you for the re-
lief demanded in the Complaint.
Dated this 8th day of February,
2005.
RICHARD M. WEISS
As Clerk of the Court
By /s/Tarnika Joiner
Deputy Clerk
(Court Seal)
Feb. 17, 24, 2005-0552









February 24, 2005 The Polk County Democrat


S1


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF
FLORIDA IN AND FOR POLK
COUNTY
CIVIL ACTION
GENERAL CITRUS, INC., a Flor-
ida corporation,
Plaintiff,
vs.
DONALD W. SPENCER, ET AL,
Defendants.
CASE NO.
2003CA-0894
NOTICE OF SALE
Notice is hereby given that pur-
suant to a Final Judgment entered
in the above entitled cause in the
Circuit Court of Polk County, Flor-
ida, I will sell the property situate
in Polk County, Florida, described
as:
Tract 17 & 18, COUNTRY
TRAILS PHASE FIVE, Plat
Book 90, Pages 48 & 49,
Public Records of Polk
County, Florida.
at public outcry to the highest and
best bidder for cash at the East
end of the East Corridor of the
Polk County Courthouse, 255
North Broadway Avenue, Bartow,
Florida, at 9:00 a.m. on March 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 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
RICHARD M.'WEISS
Clerk of Circuit Court
BY: /s/ Felicia Borders
Deputy Clerk
(Seal)
Feb. 24, Mar. 3, 2005-0633



IN THE CIRCUIT COURT IN AND
FOR POLK COUNTY, FLORIDA
MORTGAGE ELECTRONIC REG-
ISTRATION SYSTEMS, INC., AS
NOMINEE FOR JPMORGAN
CHASE BANK AS TRUSTEE, AS
SUCCESSOR 'TO FIRST 'NA-
TIONAL'BANK OF ARIZONA,
Plaintiff,
vs.
DAVID L. REEDY; ELLEN P.
REEDY ; UNKNOWN SPOUSE
OF DAVID L. REEDY; UNKNOWN
SPOUSE OF ELLEN R. REEDY;
UNKNOWN TENANT I; UN-
KNOWN TENANT II; HOUSE-
HOLD FINANCE CORPORATION
Ill; RUBY LAKES PHASE FOUR
HOMEOWNERS 'ASSOCIATION,
INC.; RUBY LAKE HOMEOWN-
ERS' ASSOCIATION, INC., and
any unknown 'heirs, devisees,
grantees, creditors, and 'other un-
known persons ,-r unknown
spouses claiming' by, through and'
Under any'of the above named'.
Defendants, '
Defendants. '
CASE NO.:
53-2004-CA-1587-WH-11
AMENDED NOTICE OF
FORECLOSURE SALE
NOTICE is hereby given' that
the undersigned Clerk' of the Cir-
cuit Court.of Polk County, Florida,
will on the 11th day.'of" -March
2004, 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:'' i .
LOT 122 OF 'RUBY'
LAKE PHASE FOUR,
ACCORDING TO THE
MAP .OR PLAT
THEREOF AS RE-
CORDED IN PLAT
BOOK 108, "PAGE 21,
OF THE PUBLIC RE-
CORDS OF POLK
COUNTY, FLORIDA.
pursuant to the Final' Judgment
entered in a case pending in
said Court, the style df v.hr..:h is
indicated'above. ',
All sales are fo'be held at the east
ithd of the east corridor, first f1lo6,
of the Pblk'Courity Courthouse Id-
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 Ihe 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 800-955-
"8770. :
WITNESS my hand and official
seal of said Court this ZL d yJ
of February, 2005.
Richard Weiss-
CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT
COURT
BY:. LLoiArmilr.
DeputyA.Clerk
(Court Seal)
Feb. 24, Mar. 3, 2005-0631 '


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT IN AND
FOR POLK COUNTY, FLORIDA
THOMAS J. COADY and
MARY LU COADY, Hus-
band and Wife,
Plaintiffs,
vs
JOSEPH L. SINDONE, DPM
and MARTENE K. SIN-
DONE, ASSOCIATION OF
POINCIANA VILLAGES,
INC., and POINCIANA
VILLAGE SEVEN ASSO-
CIATION, INC.; FEDERAL
FINANCIAL COMPANY;
LYDIABELLE SORIANO
and LINDA P. DUNCAN;
G.W. STROUSE; BLAKE
BAGLEY, d/b/a LAND-
MARK FUNDING; NA-
TIONAL LOAN INVES-
TORS LP; JEFFERY A.
DAVIS; R. GUERRY JONES
and JAMES F. BRYCE,
d/b/a THREE G INVEST-
MENTS; FORD MOTOR
CREDIT; DOLORES LA-
SAN,
Defendants.
CASE NUMBER:
53-2005-CA-439
SECTION NO 07
NOTICE OF ACTION
TO: LYDIABELLE SORIANO
259 VANDERBILT DRIVE
OXNARD, CA 93030
LINDA P. DUNCAN
259 VANDERBILT DRIVE
OXNARD, CA 93030
BLAKE BAGLEY d/b/a LAND-
MARK FUNDING
4230 69TH STREET
PORTLAND, OR 97218
DOLORES LASAN
SUCAT ROAD PARANOQUE
METRO MANILA
PHILIPPINES
FEDERAL FINANCIAL COM-
PANY
1910 FIRST STREET SUITE 403
HIGHLAND PARK, IL 60035
YOU ARE HEREBY NOTIFIED
that a Complaint has been filed
against you, and you are required
to serve a copy of your written de-
fenses, if any, to it on STEPHEN
F. BAKER, ESQ., Plaintiff's attor-
ney, whose address is 800 First
Street S., Winter Haven, FL
33880, on or before the 14th day
of March 2005, and file the origi-
nal with the Clerk of this Court, ei-
ther before service on Plaintiff's at-
torney, or immediately thereafter;
otherwise a default will be entered
against you for the relief de-
manded in the Petition.
The Plaintiff.is-seeking to quiet
title on real property described as
follows'
LOT 7, BLOCK 1085, 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.
LOT 21, BLOCK 1088, POIN-
CIANA 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.
LOT 16, BLOCK 456, POINCI-
ANA NEIGHBORHOOD 2 WEST,
VILLAGE 7, ACCORDING TO
THE MAP OR PLAT THEREOF
AS RECORDED IN THE OFFICE
OF THE CLERK OF THE CIR-
CUlT COURT IN AND FOR POLK
COUNTY, FLORIDA, IN PLAT
BOOK 55, PAGES 5 THRU 18.
I LOT 4, BLOCK 973, 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.
LOT 7, BLOCK 506, POINCI-
ANA NEIGHBORHOOD 2 WEST,
VILLAGE 7, ACCORDING TO
THE MAP OR PLAT THEREOF
AS RECORDED IN THE OFFICE
OF THE CLERK OF THE CIR-
CUIT COURT IN AND FOR POLK
COUNTY, FLORIDA, IN PLAT
BOOK 55, PAGES 5 THRU 18.
In accordance with the Ameri-
cans with Disabilities Act, If you
are a person with disabilities
who needs any accommodation
In order to participate In.this
proceeding, you are entitled 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 im-
paired, d11l TDD (863)'534-7777
or Florida Relay Services 711.
WITNESS my hand and the
seal of this Court on this 28th day
of January, 2005.
RICHARD M. WEISS,
As Clerk of Said Court
BY: /s/ Linda Richards
As Deputy Clerk
(COURT SEAL)
Feb. 3, 10,17, 24, 2005-0360


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT IN AND
FOR POLK COUNTY, FLORIDA
THOMAS J. COADY and
MARY LU COADY, Hus-
'band and Wife,
Plaintiffs,
vs
WILSON D. COOKE and
ELEANOR, RUEBEN J.
CRANDELL and HULDA
CRANDELL, individually
and as Trustees of the
Crandell Trust, dated
April 8, 1991; POINCI-
ANA VILLAGE SEVEN AS-
SOCIATION, INC.; MAR-
ILYN HUSEMAN, VIRGINIA
CARLSON, SHARLOTTE
WARNER, BEVERLY
KISTENMACHER and
GEORGIA JACOBSON;
GAVRYLENKO OLEK-
SANDR and PYLYPENKO
TAMARA; JUAN CARLOS


GARCIA; MATTHEW J.
KARNECKI, JR., and
KATHRYN KARNECKI,
Defendants.
CASE NUMBER:
53-2004-CA-455
SECTION NO 11
NOTICE OF ACTION
TO: WILSON D. COOKE
1400 N. MCKINLEY ROAD
ARLINGTON, VA 22205
ELEANOR E. COOKE
1400 N. MCKINLEY ROAD
ARLINGTON, VA 22205
MATTHEW J. KARNECKI, JR.
5 STEELE STREET
NEW BRITAIN, CT 06052
KATHRYN KARNECKI
5 STEELE STREET
NEW BRITAIN, CT 06052
MARILYN HUSEMAN
509 W. 2ND STREET
ALTA, IA 51002
VIRGINIA CARLSON
509 2ND STREET
ALTA, IA 51002
SHARLOTTE WARNER
509 W. 2ND STREET
ALTA, IA 51002
BEVERLY KISTENMACHER
509 2ND STREET
ALTA, IA 51002
GEORGIA JACOBSON
509 2ND STREET
ALTA, IA 51002
GAVRYLENKO OLEKSANDR
3/38 URITSKOGO STR KIEV
UKRAINE 252035
PYLYPENKO TAMARA
3/38 URITSKOGO STR KIEV
UKRAINE 252015
JUAN CARLOS GARCIA
74 WINFRED AVENUE #1
YONKERS, NY 10704
RUEBEN J. CRANDELL, TRUS-
TEE
11338 MILOANN STREET
ARCADIA, CA 91006
HULDA J. CRANDELL, TRUS-
TEE
11338 MILOANN STREET
ARCADIA, CA 91006
YOU ARE HEREBY NOTIFIED
that a Complaint has been filed
against you, and you are required
to serve a copy of your written de-
fenses, if any, to it on STEPHEN
F. BAKER, ESO., Plaintiff's attor-
ney, whose address is 800 First
Street S., Winter Haven, FL
33880, on or before the 4th day
of March. 2005, and file the origi-
nal with the Clerk of this Court, ei-
ther before service on Plaintiff's at-
torney, or immediately thereafter;
otherwise a default will be entered
against you for the relief de-
manded in the Petition.
The Plaintiff is seeking to quiet
title on real property described as
follows:. :
LOT 3, BLOCK 466, POINCI-
ANA NEIGHBORHOOD 2 WEST,
VILLAGE 7, ACCORDING TO
THE MAP OR PLAT THEREOF
AS RECORDED IN THE OFFICE
OF THE CLERK OF THE CIR-
CUIT COURT IN AND FOR POLK
COUNTY, FLORIDA, IN PLAT
BOOK 55, PAGES 5 THRU 18.
LOT 5, BLOCK 467, POINCI-
ANA NEIGHBORHOOD 2 WEST,
VILLAGE 7, ACCORDING TO
THE MAP OR PLAT THEREOF
AS RECORDED IN THE OFFICE
OF THE CLERK OF THE CIR-
CUIT COURT IN AND FOR POLK
COUNTY, FLORIDA, IN PLAT
BOOK 55, PAGES 5 THRU 18.
LOT 1, BLOCK 477, POINCI-
ANA NEIGHBORHOOD 2 WEST,
VILLAGE 7, ACCORDING TO
THE MAP OR PLAT THEREOF
AS RECORDED IN THE OFFICE
OF THE CLERK OF THE CIR-
CUIT COURT IN AND FOR POLK
COUNTY, FLORIDA, IN PLAT
BOOK 55, PAGES 5 THRU 18.
LOT 12, BLOCK 488, POIN-
CIANA' NEIGHBORHOOD 2
WEST, VILLAGE 7, ACCORDING
TO THE MAP OR PLAT
THEREOF AS RECORDED IN
THE OFFICE OF THE CLERK OF
THE CIRCUIT COURT IN AND
FOR POLK COUNTY, FLORIDA,
IN PLAT BOOK 55, PAGES 5
THRU 18.
LOT 2, BLOCK 398, POINCI-
ANA NEIGHBORHOOD 2 WEST,
VILLAGE 7, ACCORDING TO
THE MAP OR PLAT THEREOF
AS RECORDED IN THE OFFICE
OF THE CLERK OF THE CiR-
CUIT COURT IN AND FOR POLK
COUNTY, FLORIDA, IN PLAT
BOOK 55, PAGES 5 THRU 18.
In accordance with the Amerl-
cans with Disabilities Act, If you
are a person with disabilities
who needs any accommodation
in order to participate In this
proceeding, you are entitled 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 Im-
paired, call TDD (863) 534-7777
or Florida Relay Services 711.
WITNESS my hand and the
seal of this Court on this 31st day
of January. 2005.
RICHARD M. WEISS,
As Clerk of Said Court
BY: /s'Betty Norrell
As Deputy Clerk
(COURT SEAL)
Feb. 3,10, 17, 24, 2005-0373



IN THE CIRCUIT COURT IN AND
FOR POLK COUNTY, FLORIDA
THOMAS J. COADY and -
MARY LU COADY, Hus-
band and Wife,
Plaintiffs,
vs
YEE H. TSO and MING
ZHEN LIU, Husband and
Wife, ASSOCIATION OF
POINCIANA VILLAGES,
INC. and POINCIANA VIL-
LAGE SEVEN ASSOCIA-
TION, INC.; JOSEPH FA-
NARAS and JEAN D. FA-
NARAS; Husband and
Wife; RANDALL J. ROSIN
and DALE M. ROSIN, Hus-
band and Wife; CHIANG-
TIEN YANG; RICARDO
GONZALES and JUDITH


MAYAGUEZ, PR 00681
ELEANOR LEONARD
22841 128TH STREET
BRISTOL, WI 53104
MARION TIMMONS
22841 128TH STREET
BRISTOL, WI 53104
YOU ARE HEREBY NOTIFIED
that a Complaint has been filed
against you, and you are required
to serve a copy of your written de-.
fenses. 4if any,,to it on STEPHEN
F. BAKER, ESQ., Piailill s altor
ney, whose address is 800 First,
Street S., Winter Haven, .FL.
33880, on or before the 7th day
of March 2005; and file the origi-.
nal with the'Clerk of this Court, ei-
ther before service on Plaintiff's at-
torney, or immediately thereafter;
otherwise a default will be entered
against you for the relief de-
manded in the Petition.
The Plaintiff is seeking to quiet
title on real property described as


GONZALES, Husband and.
Wife,
Defendants.
CASE NUMBER:
53-2005-CA-000413
SECTION NO 07
NOTICE OF ACTION
TO: YEE H. TSO
611 127TH STREET
MARLTON, NJ 08053
MING ZHEN LIU
611 127TH STREET
MARLTON, NJ 08053
JOSEPH D. FANARAS
24 SCHOOL STREET
BOSTON, MA 02108
JEAN D. FANARAS
24 SCHOOL STREET
BOSTON, MA 02108
RANDALL J. ROSIN
35461 BLACK CANYON ROAD
SPRINGFIELD, OR 97478
DALE M. ROSIN
35461 BLACK CANYON ROAD
SPRINGFIELD, OR 97478
CHIANG-TIEN YANG
NO. 18 ALLEY 20 LANE
516 WAN SHOU ROAD-KUEI
SHAN
TAIPEI, TAIWAN
RICARDO GONZALES
16687 NOSTRAND AVE.
BROOKLYN, NY 11226
JUDITH GONZALES
16687 NOSTRAND AVE.
BROOKLYN, NY 11226
YOU ARE HEREBY NOTIFIED
that a Complaint has been filed
against you, and you are required
to serve a copy of your written de-
fenses, if any, to it on STEPHEN
F. BAKER, ESQ., Plaintiff's attor-
ney, whose address Is 800 First
Street S., Winter Haven, FL
33880, on or before the 11th day
of March 2005, and file the origi-
nal with the Clerk of this Court, ei-
ther before service on Plaintiff's at-
torney, or immediately thereafter;
otherwise a default will be entered
against you for the relief de-
manded in the Petition.
The Plaintiff Is seeking to quiet
title on real property described as
follows:
LOT 2, BLOCK 344, POINCI-
ANA NEIGHBORHOOD 2 WEST,
VILLAGE 7, ACCORDING TO
THE MAP OR PLAT THEREOF
AS RECORDED IN THE OFFICE
OF THE CLERK OF THE CIR-
CUIT COURT IN AND FOR POLK
COUNTY, FLORIDA, IN PLAT
BOOK 55, PAGES 5 THRU 18.
LOT 25, BLOCK 381, POINCI-
ANA NEIGHBORHOOD WEST,
VILLAGE 7, ACCORDING TO
THE MAP OR PLAT THEREOF
AS RECORDED IN THE OFFICE
OF THE CLERK OF THE CIR-
CUIT COURT IN AND FOR POLK
COUNTY, FLORIDA, IN PLAT
BOOK 55, PAGES 5 THRU 18.
LOT 4, BLOCK 387, POINCI-
ANA NEIGHBORHOOD 2 WEST,
VILLAGE 7, ACCORDING TO
THE MAP OR PLAT THEREOF
AS RECORDED IN THE OFFICE
OF THE CLERK OF THE CIR-
CUIT COURT IN AND FOR POLK
COUNTY, FLORIDA, IN PLAT
BOOK 55, PAGES 5 THRU 18.
LOT 9, BLOCK 388, POINCI-.
ANA NEIGHBORHOOD 2 WEST,,
VILLAGE 7, ACCORDING. TO
THE MAP OR PLAT THEREOF
AS RECORDED IN THE OFFICE
OF THE CLERK OF THE CIR-
CUIT COURT IN AND FOR POLK
COUNTY, FLORIDA, IN PLAT
BOOK 55, PAGES 5 THRU 18. .
LOT 29, BLOCK 426, POINCI-
ANA NEIGHBORHOOD 2 WEST,
VILLAGE 7, ACCORDING TO
THE MAP OR PLAT THEREOF
AS RECORDED IN THE OFFICE
OF THE CLERK OF THE CIR-
CUIT COURT IN AND FOR POLK
COUNTY, FLORIDA, IN PLAT
BOOK 54, PAGES 5 THRU 18.
In accordance with the Ameri-
cans with Disabilities Act, If you
are a person With disabilities,
who needs any accommodation,
In order to participate in this
proceeding, you are entitled 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 im-
paired, call TDD (863) 534-7777
or Florida Relay Services 711.
WITNESS my hand and the
*seal of this Court on this 28th day
of January, 2005.
RICHARD M. WEISS,
As Clerk of Said Court
BY: /s/Jacqueline Caceres
As Deputy Clerk
(COURT SEAL)
Feb. 3,10, 17, 24, 2005-0361


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT IN AND
FOR POLK COUNTY, FLORIDA
THOMAS J. COADY and
MARY LU COADY, Hus-
band and Wife,
Plaintiff,

CHESTER M. HARTMAN
and ANITA F. HARTMAN,
BELINDA HERNANDEZ;
CARLQS BURGOS; AVA-
TAR HOLDINGS, INC.;
PURA L. CARRERO and
RAFAEL CARRERO; ELEA-
NOR LEONARD and MAR-..
ION TIMMONS,
Defendants.
CASE NUMBER:
53-2004-CA-474
SECTION NO 07
NOTICE OF ACTION
TO: CHESTER M. HARTMAN
4270 PUTTING GREEN
SAN ANTONIO, TX 78217
ANITA F. HARTMAN
4270 PUTTING GREEN
SAN ANTONIO, TX 78217
BELINDA HERNANDEZ
1668 NOSTRAND AVENUE
BROOKLYN, NY 11226
CARLOS BURGOS
90 CAMBRIDGE STREET
ST. LAWRENCE, MA 01843
PURA L. CARRERO
P.O. BOX 385
MAYAGUEZ, PR 00681
RAFAEL CARRERO ,,
P.O. BOX 385 .


follows:
LOT 14, BLOCK 430, POINCI-
ANA NEIGHBORHOOD 2 WEST,
VILLAGE 7, ACCORDING TO
THE MAP OR PLAT THEREOF
AS RECORDED IN THE OFFICE
OF THE CLERK OF THE CIR-
CUIT COURT IN AND FOR POLK
COUNTY, FLORIDA, IN PLAT
BOOK 55, PAGES 5 THRU 18.
LOT 11, BLOCK 451, POINCI-
ANA NEIGHBORHOOD 2 WEST,
VILLAGE 7, ACCORDING TO
THE MAP OR PLAT THEREOF
AS RECORDED IN THE OFFICE
OF THE CLERK OF THE CIR-
CUIT COURT IN AND FOR POLK
COUNTY, FLORIDA, IN PLAT
BOOK s55 PAGES 5THRU 18.
LOT 4, BLOCK 452, 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.
LOT 2, BLOCK 455, POINCI-
ANA NEIGHBORHOOD 2"WEST,
VILLAGE 7, ACCORDING TO
THE MAP OR PLAT THEREOF
AS RECORDED IN THE OFFICE
OF THE CLERK OF THE CIR-
CUIT COURT IINAND FOR POLK
COUNTY, FLORIDA, IN PLAT
BOOK 55, PAGES 5 THRU 18.
LOT 9, BLOCK 463, POINCI-
ANA NEIGHBORHOOD 2 WEST,
VILLAGE 7, ACCORDING TO
THE MAP OR PLAT THEREOF
AS RECORDED IN THE OFFICE
OF THE CLERK OF THE CIR-
CUIT COURT IN AND FOR POLK
COUNTY, FLORIDA, ,IN PLAT
BOOK 55, PAGES 5THRU 18.
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 Offiqe 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 31t day
of January, 2005.
RICHARD M. WEISS,
As Clerk of Said Court
BY: is/Cathy Porterfield
As Deputy Clerk
(COURT SEAL)
Feb. 3, 10,17; 24, 2005-0374




IN THE CIRCUIT COURT
OF THE 10TH JUDICIAL
CIRCUIT OF FLORIDA IN
AND FOR POLK COUNTY
GENERAL JURISDICTION
DIVISION .
Chase Manhattan Mortgage
Corporation,
PLAINTIFF. .-
vs.
Charles Johnson, Sr.'" et al.,
DEFENDANTS. : '

53-03-CA-5072-07
AMENDED NOTICE OF
FORECLOSURE; SALE
Notice is hereby.,given that,
pursuant to an Or.dpr Resched-
uling ForeclosurevS lei dated;
January 27 2005- and entered
in civil case number 53-03-CA-
5072-07, of the Circuit Court
of the 10th Judicial Circuit in
and for Polk County, Florida,
wherein CHASE MANHATTAN
MORTGAGE CORPORATION, is
Plaintiff and Charles Johnson',
Sr.; Polk County, a political sub-
division of the State of Florida;
Bank of America, National As-,
sociation f/k/a NationsBank,
N.A., successor by ,merger to
NCNB. National Bank.of Florida;
Unknown persons) in posses-
sion of the subject:real prop-
erty, 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 ,3rdiay of
March, 2005, the following, de-
scribed property as set forth in
said Final Judgment,,to wit:
THE SOUTH 1/2. F LOT 9
AND ALL OF-'LOT 1,1,
BLOCK A, MAGNOLIA PARK
SUBDIVISION 'ACCORDING
TO THE PLAT THEREOF, .RE-,
CORDED IN PLAT,BOOK 5,
PAGE 21 OF THE, PUBLIC RE-
CORDS OF POLK COUNTY,
FLORIDA. .
NOTE: Pursuant: to the
Fair Debt Collectionr
Practices Act ..you are
advised, that this law
firm is deemed to be a,
debt collector, 'attempt-
ing to collect a .debt and
any I informationn ob-
tained will be used for
that purpose, -
All sales are to be helddat the
'east end of the east,corridor,
first floor, of the Polk County
.Courthouse located at 255
North Broadway Avenue, Bar-
tow, Florida. Please ,note that
the mainr, entrance is located on
Church Street. No-entry is pos-
sible from Broadway.Avenue. ,ln
the event any temporary
'change of location is neces-
sary, the Clerk shall post a "No-
tice of Change" at the sale lo-
cation directingthebidders to
the temporary sale location.
If you are a person withb.disabili-
t.ies 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 'theOffice of,
the Court ,drnrr.sator. i863)
.534-4690, within .itwo (2)
. working days of youw-receipt of


ice on petitioner or immediately
thereafter. If you fail to do so,
a default may be entered
against you for the relief de-
manded in the petition.
WARNING: Rule 12.285, Florida
Family Law Rules of Procedure,
requires certain automatic dis-
closure of documents and in-
formation. Failure to comply
can result in sanctions, includ-
ing dismissal or striking of
pleadings.
WITNESS my hand and the
seal of this court on February
1,2005.
CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT
COURT
By: /s/ Summer White
As Deputy Clerk
(Court Seal)
Feb. 3, 10, 17, 24, 2005-0377


THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN
AND FOR POLK COUNTY,
FLORIDA
CIVIL ACTION
MORTGAGE ELECTRONIC
REGISTRATION SYSTEMS,
INC.,
Plaintiff,
vs.
NELSON E. DAVIS, et al.,
Defendantss.
CASE NO.
53-2004-CA-4659
NOTICF OF FORECLOSURE
SALE
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN
pursuant to a Final Judgment of
Mortgage Foreclosure dated Feb-
ruary 01 2005 and entered in
Case NO. 53-2004-CA-4659 of the
Circuit Court of the TENTH Judi-
cial Circuit in and for POLK
County, Florida wherein MORT-
GAGE ELECTRONIC REGISTRA-
TION SYSTEMS, INC., is the
Plaintiff and NELSON E. DAVIS;
CAROL A. DAVIS; WACHOVIA
BANK, NATIONAL ASSOCIA-
TION; 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, BARTOW, 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, on the Qtthday
of March. 2005, the following de-
scribed property as set forth In
said Final Judgment:
THE NORTH 195 FEET OF
THE SOUTH 863 FEET OF
THE EAST 207 FEET OF THE
WEST 911 FEET OF THE NW
1/4 OF THE NE 1/4 OF SEC-
TION 33, TOWNSHIP 29
SOUTH, RANGE 23 EAST,
POLK COUNTY, FLORIDA.
A/K/A 3460 Gustin
Lane, Mulberry, FL
33860
If you are a person with disabilities
who needs any accommodation in
order to participate An this pro-
ceeding, you are entitled at no
cost to you, to the provision of cer-
tain assistance. Please contactthe
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 onh February
3.,2005. I
Richard M. Weiss
Clerk of the Circuit Court
By: /s/ Yvette Johnson
Deputy Clerk
(Seal)
Feb. 17, 24, 2005-0538

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN
AD FOR POLK COUNTY, FLOR-
IDA
IN RE: THE MARRIAGE OF:
BENICE CAJUSTE, HUSBAND.
and
MARIE CARMELLE PERCEVAL,
WIFE' 1.%7
DISSOLUTION OF MAR-
RIAGE
CASENUMBER:
532005DRF00-1139
SECTION 2
NOTICE OF ACTION
TO: MARIE CARMELLE PER-
CEVAL
35 Avenue'#16 a Hinteneur
Port au Prince, Haiti
YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an
action for Dissolution of Marriage
has been filed against you, pray-
ing for a dissolution of said mar-
riage, and you are required to
serve a copy of your-written de-
fenses to this action, if any, on
WIALTER G BELL Attorney for
the Husband, whose address is 98
First Street North, Winter Haven,
Florida 33881-4507, and tile Ihe
original with the Clerk of this Court
on or before March 17 2005 oth-
erwise a default will be entered
against you for the relief de-
manded in the complaint.
WITNESS my hand and the
seal of said Court this 7th'day of
February, 2004.
RICHARD M. WEISS
As Clerk of Said Court
By /s/ Bettv Norrell
As Deputy Clerk
tCourt Seal)
Feb. 10, 17, 24, Mar. 3, 2005-,
0461

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT
OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL
CIRCUIT IN AND FOR
POLK COUNTY, FLORIDA
In Re The Marriage Of:
DEBORAH LYNNE BLAKLEY,
Petitioner, & DAMOND OREN
THOMAS BLAKLEY, Respon-
dent. C A "EN
CASE N0.0
S3-2005DR-000997-
0000-00
NOTICE OF ACTION OF
DISSOLUTION OF MAR-
S"; RIAGE '
[12.913(a)]
TO: DIAMOND OREN THOMAS
BLAKLEY
YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an' ac-
tion for a dissolution of mar-
riage has been filed against
you, and you .are required to
serve a copy of your written
defenses to it, If any, on the
petitioner, DEBORAH LYNNE
BLAKLEY,.whose address is:
P.O. Box 860
Eaton Park, Florida 33840
A copy of such written de-
.fenses, if any, must be served
on or before March 9, 2005
The original of such written de-
fenses' must be filed with the
clerk of this court before serv-


copy of your written defenses
.with the clerk of the court and
serve a copy within thirty 30
days after the first publication
on or before March 28 2005
of this notice on Plaintiff's at-
torney, William M. Golson &
Associates, 1230 South Myrtle
Avenue, Suite 105, Clearwa-
ter, FL 33756-3455, otherwise
a default will be entered
against you for the relief de-
manded in the complaint or
petition.
WITNESS my hand and the
seal of this Court on this 18th day
of February 2005
Clerk of the Court
by /s/ Mary Ann Ray
. As Deputy Clerk
(SEAL)
Feb. 24, Mar. 3, 2005-0642


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
10TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND
FOR POLK COUNTY, FLORIDA
GENERAL JURISDICTION DIVI-
SION
FRANKLIN CREDIT MANAGE-
MENT CORPORATION,
Plaintiff,
vs.
RUSSELL D. MCDOWELL; SU-
SAN M. MCDOWELL; UNKNOWN
PERSONS) IN POSSESSION OF
THE SUBJECT PROPERTY,
Defendants.
CASE NO.:
53-2004-CA-004148-0000-SEC
11.
NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE
SALE
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN
pursuant to a Final Judgment of
Foreclosure dated February 3,
2005, and entered in Case No. 53-
2004-CA-004148-0000-SEC 11, of
the Circuit Court of the 10TH Judi-
cial Circuit in 'and for POLK
County, Florida. FRANKLIN
CREDIT MANAGEMENT COR-
PORATION is Plaintiff and RUS-
SELL D. MCDOWELL; SUSAN M.
MCDOWELL; UNKNOWN PER-
SON(S) IN POSSESSION OF
THE SUBJECT PROPERTY; are
defendants. I will sell to the high-
est and best bidder for cash at the
EAST CORRIDOR' ON THE
FIRST FLOOR at the POLK
County Courthouse located at 255
NORTH BROADWAY AVENUE in
BARTOW, Florida, at 9:00 AM, on
the 10th day of March, 2005, the
following described property as set
forth in said Final Judgment, to
wit: :
THE EAST 165' OF THE
WEST 330' OF THE EAST
660' OF THE SOUTH 660' OF
THE NW 1/4 OF THE NW 1/4,
SECTION 6, TOWNSHIP 30
SOUTH, RANGE 26 EAST,
LESS THE NORTH 25' FOR
ROAD RIGHT OF WAY ALSO
KNOWN AS TRACT 13 A OF
THE UNRECORDED PLAT
OF ROYAL RANCHES, ALL
LYING AND BEING IN POLK
COUNTY, FLORIDA.
TOGETHER WITH THAT
CERTAIN 1995 BROOKHOL-
LOW DOUBLEWIDE MOBILE
HOME, VIN# FLA146M9095
A&B.
Al 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 disability
who needs any accommodation in
order to participate in this pro-
ceeding, you are entitled, at no
cost to you, to the provision of cer-
tain assistance. Please contact the
Office of the Court Administrator,
(863) 534-4690, within two (2)
working days of your receipt of this
notice; if you are hearing or voice
impaired, call (TDD) (863) 534-
7777, or Florida Relay Service
711.
DATED this 7th day of Febru-
ary, 2005.
Richard M. Weiss
Clerk Circuit Court
By: /s/ Lori Armijo
Deputy Clerk -
(Court Seal)
Feb. 24. Mar. 3, 2005-0638



IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN
AND FOR POLK COUNTY,
FLORIDA CIVIL ACTION
DEUTSCHE BANK NATIONAL
TRUST COMPANY, AS TRUSTEE
OF AMERIQUEST MORTGAGE,
SECURITIES INC., ASSET
BACKED PASS-THROUGH CER-
TIFICATES, SERIES 2004-R7
UNDER THE POOLING & SERVIC-
ING AGREEMENT DATED AS OF
JULY 1, 2004, WITHOUT RE-
COURSE,
Plaintiff
vs.
AUSONIA D. FARR, et al.
Defendants)
CASE NO.:
53-2005CA-0228-0000 SEC 04
NOTICE OF ACTION
TO: JASON FARR; LESLIE
FARR, AND, IF A NAMED DE-
FENDANT.IS DECEASED, THE
SURVIVING SPOUSE, HEIRS,
DEVISEES, GRANTEES, CREDI-
TORS, AND ALL OTHER PAR-
TIES CLAIMING BY, THROUGH,
UNDER.OR AGAINST THAT DE-
FENDANT; AND THE SEVERAL
AND RESPECTIVE UNKNOWN
ASSIGNS, SUCCESSORS IN IN-
TEREST, 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 COR-
PORATE, QR WHOSE EXACT
LEGAL STATUS IS UNKNOWN,
CLAIMING UNDER ANY OF THE
ABOVE NAMED ORDESCRIBED
DEFENDANTS
LAST KNOWN RESIDENCE IS:
JASON FARR,
106 Auburn Road
Auburndale, FL 33823
LESLIE FARR
106 Auburn Road
Aubumdale, FL 33823
PRESENT RESIDENCE IS: UN-
KNOWN
YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an
action to foreclose a mortgage on
the following property in POLKt
County, Florida:
Lot(s) 26, Block 2, of SUBDI-
VISION ARIANA COURT, ac-
cording to the plat thereof, as
recorded in Plat Book 9,
Page(s) 2, of the Public Re-
cords of Polk County, Florida.
has been filed against you.
You are required to serve a


Court, Lakeland, FL
33801
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 or, January

Richard M. Weiss
Clerk of the Circuit Court
By: /s/ Lori Armijo
Deputy Clerk
(Seal)
Feb. 17, 24, 2005-0530


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN
AND FOR POLK COUNTY,
FLORIDA
JUVENILE DIVISION
IN THE INTEREST OF:
T.R.B., Ill DOB: 03/03/98
'A MINOR CHILD
SUMMONS AND NOTICE
OF HEARING ON
PETITION FOR
TERMINATION OF
PARENTAL RIGHTS
CASE NO.
JP02-450800-XX
THE STATE OF FLORIDA TO:
TOMMY RUEBEN BEN-
NETT, SR.
(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
T.R.B., Ill, a male child born on
March 03, 1998 to Camelita
Rivers.
for subsequent adoption and
you are hereby COMMANDEDto
be and appear before the MAGIS-
TRATE, ROBIN MATIS-JACK-
SON at 9:00 A.M. on the 20th
day of March. 2005, for this
hearing at POLK COUNTY
COURTHOUSE, COURTROOM-
Juvenile Division Hearing
Room- 1st Floor, 255 N. Broad-
way, 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
LOSF ALL LEGAL RIGHTS AS A
PARENT TO THE CHILDREN)
AS NAMED IN THE PETITION
FOR TERMINATION OF PAREN-
TAL RIGHTS.
YOU HAVE THE RIGHT TO
HAVE AN ATTORNEY REPRE-
SENT YOU IN THIS MATTER. IF
YOU CANNOT AFFORD AN AT-
TORNEY, YOU MUST BE PRE-
SENT AND REQUEST THAT
THE COURT APPOINT YOU AN
ATTORNEY FOR YOU IF YOU
WANT ONE.
"In accordance with the Ameri-
cans With Disabilities Act, persons
with disabilities needing a special
accommodation to participate in
this proceeding should contact the
Children & Families Legal Depart-
ment at 1055 US Highway 17
North, Bartow, Florida 33830,
Telephone: 863-534-0062 not later
than seven days prior to the pro-
ceeding. If hearing impaired,
(TDD) 1-800-955-871, or Voice (V)
1-800-955-8770, via Florida Relay
Service."
RICHARD M. WEISS, CLERK
By Patricia A. Bradley
as his Deputy Clerk
(CLERK'S SEAL)
Feb. 17, 24, Mar. 3, 10, 2005-
0564












THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN
AND FOR POLK COUNTYy,
FLORIDA
CIVIL ACTION
SWELLS FARGO HOME MORT-
GAGE, INC.,
Plaintiff,
vs.
RYAN S. HAUSER, et al,
Defendantss.
CASE NO.
53-2003-CA-3267
DIVISION 11
NOTICE OF RESCHEDULED
FORECLOSURE SALE
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN
pursuant to an Order Reschedul-
ing Foreclosure Sale dated Janu=z
ary 26. 2005 and entered in Case
NO. 53-2003-CA-3267 of the Cir-
cuit Court of the TENTH Judicial
Circuit in and for POLK County,
Florida wherein WELLS FARGO
HOME MORTGAGE, INC., is the
Plaintiff and RYAN S. HAUSER;
JERI M. OZIAH; POLK COUNTY
BOARD OF COUNTY COMMIS-
SIONERS; 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, BARTOW, POLK
COUNTY, FLORIDA. PLEASE
NOTE THAT THE MAIN EN-
TRANCE IS LOCATED ON
CHURCH STREET. NO ENTRY
IS POSSIBLE FROM BROAD-
WAY AVENUE. IN THE EVENT
ANY 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 2nd day of March. 2005. the
following described property as set
forth in said Final Judgment:
BEGINNING 610 FEET
EAST OF THE SW COR-
NER OF THE NE 1/4
OF THE NE 1/4 OF
SECTION 28, TOWN-
SHIP 28 SOUTH,
RANGE 24 EAST,
POLK COUNTY, FLOR-
IDA; THENCE RUN
NORTH 170 FEET TO
A POB; THENCE RUN
EAST 56 FEET;
THENCE RUN NORTH
105 FEET; THENCE
RUN WEST 56 FEET;
THENCE RUN SOUTH
105 FEET TO THE
POB, LESS THE EAST
5 FEET THEREOF, RE-
SERVED FOR UTILITY
EASEMENTS, BEING IN
POLK COUNTY, FLOR-
IDA.
A/K/A 2502 Cetra


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 800-955-
8770.
WITNESS my hand and official
seal of said Court this .8th day
of February, 2005.
Richard Weiss
CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT
COURT
BY: /s/ Felicia Borders
Deputy Clerk
(Court Seal)
Feb. 24, Mar. 3, 2005-0634


7B


THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN
AND FOR POLK COUNTY,
FLORIDA
CIVIL ACTION
CHASE MANHATTAN MORT-
GAGE COMPANY-WEST F/K/A
MELLON MORTGAGE COM-
PANY,
Plaintiff,
vs.
STEPHEN P. STOUT, et al.,
Defendant(s).
CASE NO.
53-2004-CA-4666
NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE
SALE
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN
pursuant to a Final Judgment of
Mortgage Foreclosure dated Feb-
ruary 01 2005 and entered in
Case NO. 53-2004-CA-4666 of the
Circuit Court of the TENTH Judi-
cial Circuit in and for POLK
County, Florida wherein CHASE
MANHATTAN MORTGAGE COM-
PANY-WEST F/K/A MELLON
MORTGAGE COMPANY, is the
Plaintiff and STEPHEN P. STOUT;
TENANT #1 N/K/A TIM FRANCIS;
TENANT #2 N/K/A LINDA FRAN-
CIS; 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, BARTOW, 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, on the 8thday
of March. 2005, the following de-
scribed property as set forth in
said Final Judgment:
LOT 72, THE WOODS, UNIT
NO. 2, ACCORDING TO THE
PLAT THEREOF AS RE-
CORDED IN PLAT BOOK 65,
AT PAGES 17, 18 19, INCLU-
SIVE, OF THE PUBLIC RE-
CORDS OF POLK COUNTY,
FLORIDA. TOGETHER WITH
A MOBILE HOME LOCATED
THEREON AS A FIXTURE
AND APPURTENANCE
THERETO DESCRIBED AS
FOLLOWS: 1980 CONC MO-
BILE HOME, ID#'S:
3300111501A &
3300111501B; TITLE #'S
17795180 & 17795181.
A/K/A 2005 Blazers
Trail, Lakeland, FL
33809
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 February

Richard M. Weiss
Clerk of the Circuit Court
By: /s/ Yvette Johnson
' Deputy Clerk ,
(Seal) .
Feb. 17, 24, 2005-0536







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.
QUEEN E. WILLIAMS; UN-
KNOWN SPOUSE OF QUEEN E.
WILLIAMS; UNKNOWN TENANT
I; UNKNOWN TENANT II; 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-4787-WH-11
NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE
SALE
NOTICE is hereby given that
the undersigned Clerk of the Cir-
cuit Court of Polk County, Florida,
will on the 111t day of March.
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 19, in Block 8 of
WASHINGTON PARK,
according to the Plat
thereof, as recorded
in Plat Book 1, at
Page 99, of the Pub-
lic 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.


this notice; if you' ate 'hearing
or voice. impaired;' call TOD
(863),534-7777 or, Florida Re-
lay Services 711. '
Dated the 31st day 0of J1nuary,

RICHARD M. WEISS
Clerk of Circuit Court
By /s/ Felicia Borders
Deputy Clerk
(Seal) '.,
Feb. 17; 24, 2005-05'24





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M i- s


THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN
AND FOR POLK COUNTY,
FLORIDA
CIVIL ACTION
INDYMAC BANK, F.S.B.,
Plaintiff,
vs.
WILLIAM HARWOOD, JR., et al.,
Defendant(s).
CASE NO.
53-2004-CA-4924
DIVISION: 11
NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE
SALE
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN
pursuant to a Final Judgment of
Mortgage Foreclosure dated Feb-
ruary 04 2005 and entered in
Case NO. 53-2004-CA-4924 of the
Circuit Court of the TENTH Judi-
cial Circuit in and for POLK
County, Florida wherein INDY-
MAC BANK, F.S.B., is the Plaintiff
and WILLIAM HARWOOD, JR.;
CAROL RENE HARWOOD;
PATTI T. ROBERTS; STATE OF
FLORIDA-DEPARTMENT OF
REVENUE; POLK COUNTY
CLERK OF THE COURTS; 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 11th day of March. 2005. the
following described property as set
forth in said Final Judgment:
LOT 13, DENTON OAKS
SUBDIVISION, ACCORDING
TO THE PLAT THEREOF AS
RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK
108, AT 43, OF THE PUBLIC
RECORDS OF POLK
COUNTY, FLORIDA.
TOGETHER WITH A MOBILE
HOME LOCATED THEREON
AS A FIXTURE AND APPUR-
TENANCE THERETO BEING
DESCRIBED AS FOLLOWS:
2001 HOMES OF MERIT MO-
BILE HOME: ID#'S
FLHMBA165146837A/B
A/K/A 634 RAYMOND
LOOP, AUBURNDALE,
FL 33823
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 February
7.2005.
Richard M. Weiss
Clerk of the Circuit Court
By: /s/ Lori Armijo
Deputy Clerk
(Seal)
Feb. 24, Mar. 3, 2005-0632



IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR
POLK COUNTY, FLORIDA
PROBATE DIVISION
IN RE: ESTATE OF
LAURA C. COOK,
Deceased.
File No.
05-CP-0285
NOTICE TO CREDITORS
The administration of the es-
tate of Laura C. Cook, de-
ceased, whose date of death
was November 26th, 2004, File
Number 05CP-0285, is pending
in the Circuit Court for Polk
County, Florida, Probate Divi-
sion; the address of which is 255
N. Broadway Avenue, Bartow, FL
33830-3912. The names and ad-
dresses of the personal represen-
tative and the personal represen-
tative's attorney are set forth be-
low.
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 OFGTHE
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 February 17 2005.
E. JACKSON BOGGS
Personal Representative:
Post .Office Box 1438
Tampa, Florida 33601
Gregory A. Richards, Jr.
Attorneys for Personal Represen-
tative
Florida Bar No. 0028339
FOWLER WHITE BOGGS
BANKER P.A. .
Post Office Box 1438
Tampa, FJorlda 33601
Telephoned: (813) 222-1160
Feb. 17, 24, 2005-0566


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN
AND FOR POLK COUNTY,
FLORIDA CIVIL ACTION
DEUTSCHE BANK NATIONAL
TRUST COMPANY, AS TRUSTEE
OF AMERIQUEST MORTGAGE
SECURITIES INC., ASSET
BACKED PASS-THROUGH CER-
TIFICATES, SERIES 2004-R5
UNDER THE POOLING & SERVIC-
ING AGREEMENT DATED AS OF
JUNE 1, 2004, WITHOUT RE-
COURSE,
Plaintiff
vs.
CHRISTOPHER BLAKE O'CON-
NELL, et al.
Defendant(s)
CASE NO.:
53-2005CA-000174 SEC 11
NOTICE OF ACTION
TO: CHRISTOPHER BLAKE
O'CONNELL; JOSEPHINE
O'CONNELL, AND, IF A NAMED
DEFENDANT IS DECEASED,
THE SURVIVING SPOUSE,
HEIRS, DEVISEES, GRANTEES,
CREDITORS, AND ALL OTHER
PARTIES CLAIMING BY,
THROUGH, UNDER OR
AGAINST YHAT DEFENDANT,
AND THE SEVERAL AND RE-
SPECTIVE UNKNOWN AS-
SIGNS, SUCCESSORS IN IN-
TEREST, 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 COR-
PORATE, OR WHOSE EXACT
LEGAL STATUS IS UNKNOWN,
CLAIMING UNDER ANY OF THE
ABOVE NAMED OR DESCRIBED
DEFENDANTS
LAST KNOWN RESIDENCE IS:
CHRISTOPHER BLAKE O'CON-
NELL
Post Office Box 466
Eagle Lake, FL 33839
JOSEPHINE O'CONNELL
P.O. Box 466
Eagle Lake, FL 33839
PRESENT RESIDENCE IS: UN-
KNOWN
YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an
action to'foreclose a mortgage on
the following property in POLK,'
County, Florida:
Begin at the Southwest Corner
of COBIA SUBDIVISION as
recorded in Plat Book 40,
page 22, public records of
Polk County, Florida, and run
159 1/2 feet North; run 392 1/2
feet West to point of begin-
ning; thence run 109.5 feet
North; thence 160 feet West;
thence 109.5 feet South;
thence 160 feet East back to
point of beginnining; lying in
compromising a part of the NE
1/4 of NE 1/4 of- Section 29,
Township 29 South, Range 26
East.
has been filed against you.
You are required to serve a
copy of your written defenses
with the clerk of the court and
serve a copy within thirty 30
days after the first publication
on or before March 28 2005
of this notice on Plaintiff's at-
torney, William M. Golson &
Associates, 1230 South Myrtle
Avenue, Suite 105, Clearwa-
ter, FL 33756-3455, otherwise
a default will be entered
against you for the relief de-
manded in the complairni or
petition. -
WITNESS my hand and the
seal of ihis C':'ui on his 17th day
of February ;"'15
Clerk of the Court :"
by /s/ Mary Ann Ray
As Deputy Clerk
(SEAL) '
Feb. 24,. Mar. 3, 2005-0643



IN THE CIRCUIT:COURT FOR
POLK COUNTY, FLORIDA
PROBATE DIVISION
IN RE: ESTATE OF
Lois M. Brinson
deceased.
Case Number:
05CP-0352
NOTICE TO CREDITORS
The administration of the estate
of Lois M. Brinson, deceased,
Case Number 05CP-0352, is
pending in the Circuit Court for
Polk County, Florida, Probate Divi-
sion, the address of which is Rich-
ard M. Weiss, Clerk of the Court,
Post Office Box 9000, Drawer CC-
4, Bartow, FL 33830-9000. The
names and addresses of the: Per-'
sonal Representative arid the Per-
sonal Representative's attorney
are set forth below. I
All creditors of the decedent
and other persons, who have
claims or demands against dece-
dent's estate on whom. a, copy .of
this notice has been served must
file their claims with this.'Court
WITHIN THE LATER OF 3
MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF
THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF
THIS NOTICE OR 30,DAYS AF'
TER THE DATE OF SERVICE OF
A COPY OF THIS NOTICE ON
THEM. E
All other creditors ofdihe'dece-
Sdent and other persons who have
claims or demands against the de-
cedent's, estate, must file their
claims with this court WITHIN 3
'MONTHS MFTER THE DATE OF
,'THE FIRST F'JBLcIC TION OF
THIS NOTICE. '
L ALL CLAIMS NOT SO FILED
WILL BE FOREVER BARRED.
The date of first publ'icat~ion
" of this r,otice is'February 24i
. 20)5. i' -* 1 "
Linda B. Hooper, Personal Rep-
resentative
MICHAEL H. WILLISON, P.A.
Michael H. Willison, Esquire
2033 E. Edgewood Drive, Suite 1
Lakeland, Florida ?3803
(863) 668-8715.
Florida Bar No, 382787
Attorney for Personal Representa-
., live-
Feb. 24, Mar. 3, 2005-0662 *


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT
OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL
CIRCUIT OF FLORIDA IN
AND FOR POLK COUNTY
ESTATE OF FRED R. KEITH,
Plaintiff,
vs.
WILLIE B. MILAM, JR., and SYL-
VIA A. MILAM, HUSBAND AND
WIFE, ET AL,
Defendants.
CASE NO.
53-2004CA-207 1
NOTICE OF SALE
Notice is hereby given that
pursuant to a final judgment
entered in this above entitled
cause in the Circuit Court of
Polk County, Florida, I will sell
the property situate in Polk
County, Florida, described as:
The Northeast 1/4 of
the Northwest 1/4 of
the Northeast 1/4
less the North 25
feet for Roadway, and
the West 1/2 of the
Northwest 1/4 of the
Northeast 1/4 of the
Northeast 1/4 less
the North 25 feet for,
roadway, in Section
24,. Township 26
South, Range 25
East, Polk County,
Florida.
at public sale, to the highest
and best bidder for cash, at the
East End of the East Corridor,
First Floor, of the Polk County
Courthouse, 255 North Broad-
way, Bartow, Florida, at 9:00
a.m. on the 11th day of March.
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 lo-
cation directing the bidders to the
temporary sale location.
If you are a person with disabilities
who needs any accommodation in
order to participate in this pro-
ceeding, you: are entitled at no
cost lI 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.
RICHARD M. WEISS
As Clerk of said Court
by /s/ Felicia Borders
As Deputy Clerk
(Court Seal)
Feb. 24, Mar. 3, 2005-0641



IN THE CIRCUIT COURT IN AND
FOR POLK COUNTY, FLORIDA
JPMORGAN CHASE BANK AS
TRUSTEE,
Plaintiff,
vs.
JAMES BURNS; PAMALA
BURNS; UNKNOWN TENANT I;
UNKNOWN TENANT II; ASSO-.
CIATION OF POINCIANA VIL-. .
LAGE, INC.; and any unknown
heirs, devisees, grantees, credi-
tors, and other unknown persons
or unknown spouses claiming by,
through and under any of the
above named Defendants,
Defendants.
CASE NO.:
53-2004-CA-4128-WH-7
NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE

NOTICE is hereby given that
the undersigneoa Cler of the Cr-
cuit Cori eor Poll,. Cc.univ Ficr.na
will on the 14i- day c.i M| r,-r
2005,:at *9 00 ocLiuc A M al tmI
East corridor, first floor, 255 N.
Broadway in Bartow, Florida
33830 offer for sale and sell at
public outcry to the highest and
beEt bidder for cash, the following-
ae-critbed property situate Ih'Polk'
Ccounly. F :'rild.a .
LOT 17, BLOCK 86,
POINCIANA NEIGHBOR-
HOOD 3, VILLAGE 3,
ACCORDING TO THE
PLAT THEREOF, AS
RECORDED .IN PLAT
BOOK 52, PAGES 19
THROUGH 31, INCLU-
SIVE, PUBLIC RE-
CORDS OF POLK
COUNTY, FLORIDA.
pursuant to the Final Judgment
:entered *in a case pending in
asaid'Court, the style of which is
;,-,1.Ji,:'aed dbo.e. :.
4ii :a5ls are .: tbe held at the east
end of the 'east corridor, first floor,
of the Polk*County Courthouse lo-
i at 255 North Broadway Ave-
ru" Bna:c'w Florida. Please note
iriar t he nain eniranre is located
on (8riurcn Sheel t.o entry is pos-
sible, from Broadway Avenue. In
Ihe evenil 'ary temporary change is"
Necessary, the Clerk will post a
SI Nolce om Change" at the sale oca-
to 'in d,rectir,3 the bidders to the :
i' .emporary a.ale Iocation'.. '
sil ou are a persc n with .a dis-
ability who needs 'any accom-
modation in order to partici-
pate in this proceeding, you are
enttled, at no cost to you, to
the provrstonr of, certain assis-
tance. Please contact the Of-
fice of the- Court administrator, ,
(863,i 534-4691. within two
' (2.) working da, s of your re-
ceipt ot tbhs notice, if'you are
rearirng or 'o.e impaired,- call
"(TDD) (863) 534-777.7 or
Florida Rein, Service 800-955-
" 8770. .
WITNESS my hand and official
seal of said Court this 81h day
of February, 2005..
Richard Weiss
CLERK '.OF THE CIRCUIT
COURT ,
BY: 5s/Felicia Borders ""
Deputy Clerk
(Court Seal)
Feb. 24, Mar. 3, 2005-0639.


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT
OF THE 10th JUDICIAL
CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR
POLK COUNTY, FLORIDA
GENERAL JURISDICTION
DIVISION
WELLS FARGO BANK, NA-
TIONAL ASSOCIATION SUC-
CESSOR BY MERGER TO
WELLS FARGO HOME MORT-
GAGE, INC.
PLAINTIFF
VS.
TONE CADET A/K/A TONE V.
CADET, 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 TONE CADET A/K/A
TONE V. CADET; UNKNOWN
SPOUSE OF TONE CADET A/K/A
TONE V. CADET, IF ANY; POLK
COUNTY, FLORIDA; JOHN DOE
AND JANE DOE AS UNKNOWN
TENANTS IN POSSESSION
DEFENDANTS)
CASE NO:
53-04CA-4651-SEC 11
NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE
SALE
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN
pursuant to a Summary Final
Judgment of Foreclosure dated
February 3 2005 entered in Civil
Case No. 53-04CA-4651-SEC 11
of the Circuit Court of the 10TH
Judicial Circuit in and for POLK
County, BARTOW, Florida, I will
sell to the highest and best bidder
for cash at THE EAST CORRI-
DOR ON THE FIRST FLOOR at
the POLK County Courthouse lo-
cated at 255 N Broadway Ave. in
Bartow, Florida, at 9:00 4.m. on
the 10th day of March, 2005 the
following described property as set
forth in said Summary Final Judg-
ment, to-wit:
LOT 52, BLOCK Q,
JAN PHYL VILLAGE
UNIT #15, ACCORDING
TO THE MAP OR PLAT,.
THEREOF RECORDED
IN PLAT BOOK 59,
PAGE 50, PUBLIC RE-
CORDS OF POLK
COUNTY, FLORIDA.
All sales are to be held at the
east end of the east corridor,
first floor, of the Polk County
Courthouse located at 255 North
Broadway Avenue, Bartow, Flor-
ida. Please note that the main
entrance is located on Church
Street. No entry is possible from
Broadway Avenue. In the event
any temporary change is neces-
sary, the Clerk will post a "Notice
of Change" at the sale location
directing the bidders to the tem-
porary sale location.
If you are a person with disabilities
who needs any accommodation in
order to participate in this pro-
ceeding, you are entitled at no
cost to you, to the provision of cer-
tain assistance. Please contact the
Office of the Court Administrator,
(863) 534-4690, within two (2)
working days of your receipt of this
notice; if you are hearing or voice
impaired, call TDD (863) 534-7777
or Florida Relay Services 711.
Dated this 7th day of February. '
2005.
RICHARD M. WEISS
Clerk of the Circuit Court
By: /s/ Lori Armijo
Deputy Clerk
(CIRCUIT COURT SEAL)
Feb. 24, Mar. 3, 2005-0626

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT
OF THE 10TH JUDICIAL
CIRCUIT IN AND FOR
POLK COUNTY, FLORIDA
GENERAL JURISDICTION
DIVISION
THE BANK OF NEW YORK, act-
ing solely in its capacity as
Trustee for EQCC TRUST 2001 -
2,
Plaintiff,
vs.
PEDRO ROSADO and NYSEL
SANTIAGO, his wife, et al.,
Defendants.
Case No.
53-2002-CA-4014-4
NOTICE OF
FORECLOSURE SALE
NOTICE IS HEREBY
GIVEN pursuant to a Summary
Final Judgment, of Foreclosure
Including Award of Attorneys'
Fees and Costs. dated, February
3, 2005,1 entered in Case No.
53-2002-CA-401 4-4 of
the Circuit Court of the 10TH
Judicial Circuit in and for Polk
County, Florida, wherein THE
BANK OF NEW YORK, acting
solely in its capacity as Trustee
for EQCC TRUST 2001-2 is the
Plaintiff and PEDRO ROSADO
and NYSEL SANTIAGO, his wife;
HOUSEHOLD FINANCE CORPO-
RATION III, a Delaware corpora-
tion; JOHN DOE and JANE DOE
is/are Defendants, I will sell to
the highest and best bidder for
cash at East End of the East
Corridor, First Floor, Polk
County Courthouse, 255 N.
Broadway Avenue, Bartow, Polk
County, Florida in the City of
Bartow, Florida at 9:00 o'clock
A.M., on Thursday, the Q10th
day of March, 2005, the follow-
ing described property, as set
forth in said Summary Final
Judgment of Foreclosure In-
cluding Award of Attorney's
Fees and Costs, to-wit:
Lot 4, in Block 41, of POIN-
CIANA, NEIGHBORHOOD 1,
VILLAGE 3, according to
the Plat thereof, as re-
corded in Plat Book 52, at
Page 8-18, of the Public Re-
cords of Polk County, Flor-
ida.
All sales are to be held at the east
end'of the east corridor, first floor,
of the Polk County Courthouse lo-
cated at 255 North Broadway
Avenue, Bartow, Florida. Please
note that the main entrance is lo-
cated on Church Street. No entry
is possible from Broadway Ave-
nue. In the event any temporary
change is necessary, the Clerk will


post a "Notice of Change" at the
sale location directing the bidders
to the temporary sale location.
If you are a person with disabilities
who needs any accommodation in
order to participate in this pro-
ceeding, you are entitled at no
cost to you, to the provision of cer-
tain assistance. Please contact the
Office of the Court Administrator,
(863) 534-4690, within two (2)
working days of your receipt of this
notice; if you are hearing or voice
impaired, call TDD (863) 534-7777
or Florida Relay Services 711.
DATED this ZW day of Feb-
ruary, 2005.
RICHARD M. WEISS, Clerk
By: Is/Lori Armlia
Deputy Clerk
(Seal)
Feb: 24, Mar. 3, 2005-0627


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT
OF THE 10th JUDICIAL
CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR
POLK COUNTY, FLORIDA
GENERAL JURISDICTION
DIVISION
ABN AMRO MORTGAGE
GROUP, INC., SUCCESSOR BY
MERGER TO ATLANTIC MORT-
GAGE & INVESTMENT CORPO-
RATION
PLAINTIFF
VS.
RONALD HENDRON, 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 RONALD HENDRON;
UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF RON-
ALD HENDRON, IF ANY; JOHN
DOE AND JANE DOE AS UN-
KNOWN TENANTS IN POSSES-
SION
DEFENDANTS)
CASE NO: ,
53-04CA-4459-SEC 11
NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE
SALE
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN
pursuant to a Summary Final
Judgment of Foreclosure dated
February 3 2005 entered in Civil
Case No. 53-04CA-4459-SEC 11
of the Circuit Court of the 10TH
Judicial Circuit in and for POLK
County, BARTOW, Florida, I will
sell to the highest and best bidder
for cash at THE EAST 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 0IM day of March, 2005 the
following described property as set
forth in said Summary Final Judg-
ment, to-wit:
THE SOUTH 70 FEET
OF THE NORTH 435
FEET OF THE WEST
107.5 FEET OF THE
EAST 215 FEET OF A
TRACT COMPRISED OF
LOTS 10, 11 AND 14
OF R.H. BRYSON'S
SUBDIVISION, AC-
CORDING TO THE
PLAT THEREOF RE-
CORDED IN PLAT
BOOK 4A, PAGE 16,
PUBLIC RECORDS OF
POLK COUNTY, FLOR-
IDA.
All sales are to be held at the
east end of the east corridor,
first floor, of the Polk County
Courthouse located at 255 North
Broadway Avenue, Bartow, Flor-
ida. Please note that the main
entrance is located on Church
Street. No entry is possible from
Broadway Avenue. In the event
any temporary change is neces-
sary, the Clerk will post a "Notice
of Change" at the sale location
directing the bidders to the tem-
porary sale location.
If you are a person with disabilities
who needs any accommodation in
order to participate in this pro-
ceeding, you are entitled at no
cost to you, to the provision of cer-
-tain assistance. Please contact the
Office of the Court Administrator,
(863) 534-4690, within two (2)
working days of your receipt of this
notice; if you are hearing or voice
impaired, call TDD (863) 534-7777
or Florida Relay Services 711.
Dated this 7th day of February,
2005.
RICHARD M. WEISS
Clerk of the Circuit Court
By: /s/ Lori Armijo
Deputy Clerk
(CIRCUIT COURT SEAL)
Feb. 24, Mar. 3, 2005-0629


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT IN AND
FOR POLK COUNTY, FLORIDA
ARCHER WGI, LLC,
Plaintiff,
vs.
BENNY FERNANDEZ; LUPE
FERNANDEZ, HIS WIFE; UNITED
STATES OF AMERICA, INTER-
NAL REVENUE SERVICE; AND
UNKNOWN TENANTS/OWNERS,
Defendants.
CASE NO.:
53-02-CA-4263-08
AMENDED NOTICE OF
FORECLOSURE SALE
NOTICE is hereby given that
the undersigned Clerk of the Cir-
cuit Court of Polk County, Florida,
will on the 10th day of March.
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 52 OF GREEN-
BRIAR-PHASE ONE, AS
SHOWN BY MAP OR
PLAT THEREOF AS RE-
CORDED IN THE OF-
FICE OF THE CLERK
OF THE CIRCUIT
COURT IN AND FOR
POLK COUNTY, FLOR-
IDA, IN PLAT BOOK
67, PAGE 25.
pursuant to the Amended 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 lo-
cation 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 800-955-
8770.
WITNESS my hand and official
seal of said Court this Zth day
of February, 2005.
Richard Weiss
CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT
COURT
BY: Is/ Lori Armiio
Deputy Clerk
* (Court Seal)
Feb. 24, Mar. 3, 2005-0628


People in the Know
In Bartow
Read The Democrat


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF
FLORIDA, IN AND FOR POLK
COUNTY GENERAL JURISDIC-
TION DIVISION
BAC FLORIDA BANK,
Plaintiff,
vs.'
JERETON E. AMOGBOKPA, et
al.,
Defendant (s).
CASE NO.
53-2004-CA-003465-0000-WH-
Sec. 08
NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE
SALE
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN
pursuant to a Final Judgment of
Foreclosure dated February 3,
2005, and entered in Case No. 53-
2004-CA-003465-0000-WH-Sec
08, of the Circuit Court of the
TENTH Judicial Circuit in and for
POLK County, Florida, wherein
BAC FLORIDA BANK is'Plaintiff
and JERETON E. AMOGBOKPA,
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 o'clock on the 9th day of
March, 2005, the following de-
scribed property as set forth in
said Final Judgment, to wit:
CONDOMINIUM UNIT NO.
9206, BAHAMA BAY, PHASE
9, A CONDOMINIUM, AC-
CORDING TO THE DECLA-
RATION OF CONDOMINIUM
RECORDED IN OFFICIAL
RECORDS BOOK 5169, AT
PAGE(S) 1306, AND'ANY
AMENDMENTS FILED
THERETO, PUBLIC RE-
CORDS OF POLK COUNTY,
FLORIDA, TOGETHER WITH
AN UNDIVIDED INTERESTS
IN AND TO THE COMMON
ELEMENTS AND ANY AND
ALL APPURTENANCES
THEREOF.
a/k/a 112 New Providence
Promenade #9206, Davenport,
Florida 33837
All sales are to be held at the east
end of the east corridor, first floor,
of the Polk County Courthouse lo-
cated at 255 North Broadway Ave-
nue, Bartow, Florida. Please note
that the main entrance is located
on Church Street. No entry is pos-
sible from Broadway Avenue. In,
the event any temporary change is
necessary, the Clerk will post a "
Notice of Change" at the sale loca-
tion directing the bidders to the
temporary sale location.
If you are a person with disabilities
who needs any accommodation in
order to participate in this pro-
ceeding, you are entitled at no
cost to you, to the provision of cer-
tain assistance. Please contact the
Office of the Court Administrator,
(863) 534-4690, within two (2)
working days of your receipt of this
notice; if you are hearing or voice
impaired, call TDD (863) 534-7777
or Florida Relay Services 711.
DATED this 8th day of Febru-
ary, 2005.
RICHARD M. WEISS
As Clerk of said Court
By /s/ Felicia Borders
As Deputy Clerk
(Seal)
Feb. 21, 24, 28, 2005-0605FR

POLK COUNTY SHERIFF'S
OFFICE
BARTOW, FLORIDA
.-NOTICE-
INVITATION TO BID
ITB# 2005-008 FOOD PROD-
UCTS
ITB# 2005-009 HOUSEKEEPING
PRODUCTS
Notice is hereby given that the
Polk County Sheriff's Office will be
receiving sealed bids for the fol-
lowing:
ITB# 2005-008 FOOD PROD-
UCTS r
ITB# 2005-009 HOUSEKEEP-
ING PRODUCTS
All Pertinent Information, Bid In-
structions, Bid Dates, Specifica-
tions, and Bid Forms can be ob-
tained by contacting the Polk
County Sheriff's Office Agent,
Ashley Provenza, Purchasing
Agent, at 3705 U.S. Highway 98
South, Unit#14, Lakeland, Florida
33813, phone (863) 413-2882.
Bids are to be submitted no later
than 2:00 pm on March 22, 2005.
Bids received after this time will
not be considered.
Sheriff Grady Judd reserves the
right to accept or reject any and all
bids, to waive informalities in any
bid, and to accept the bid that is,
in his judgment, a responsible bid
in the best interest of the Polk
County Sheriff's Office.
GRADY JUDD
SHERIFF, POLK COUNTY
By: Ashley Provenza, Purchas-
ing Agent
Purchasing Agent
Feb. 21, 24, 2005-0609

POLK COUNTY
BOARD OF COUNTY
COMMISSIONERS
A POLITICAL SUBDIVISION OF
THE STATE OF FLORIDA
HEREIN REFERRED TO
AS THE "COUNTY"
HEREBY GIVES NOTICE OF
INVITATION TO BID
BID #05-093- SALE OF SUR-
PLUS LAND
The County is soliciting bids for
the sale of surplus land for a
County owned parcel in Indian
Lake Estates. Bid packages may
be obtained from the Purchasing
Division, 2470 Clower Lane, Bar-
tow, Florida, 33830, (863) 534-
5610, or can be downloaded from
our website at www.oolk-.
.o.ntnt1_8 Respondents must
submit one (1) copy of bid pro-
posal prior to 2:00 p.m. on the re-
ceiving date to the Purchasing Di-
vision, 2470 Clower Lane, Bartow,
Florida, 33830. Receiving date is .
Wednesday, March 16, 2005. Bids
will be opened and publicly read
immediately thereafter. Bids re-
ceived after this time will not be
considered. The bid must be sub-


mitted in a "sealed" parcel. The
Purchasing Director reserves the
right to reject any or all bids.
W. A. "Buddy" Storey, Jr., Pur-
chasing Director
Feb. 24, 28, 2004-0669FR


PUBLIC NOTICE
Notice of Auction pursuant to F.S
713.78 will beheld at Midway Auto
Salvage & Wrecker Service, 4410
S.R. 542 E., Lakeland, FL 33801
on March 24, 2005 at 8:30 a.m. in
regards to vehicles: 1989 White
Chrys ler ID #
1C3XM66P6KW303184, 1991 Ma-
roon Oldsmobile ID#
1G3CW53L8M4328330, 1989
Chevy Pickup VIN#
1GCDC1429JZ139371.
Feb. 24. 2005-0646


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT
FOR POLK COUNTY,
FLORIDA
PROBATE DIVISION
IN RE: ESTATE OF
BEVERLY ANN DUNN,
Deceased.
File No.
05CP-0273
NOTICE TO CREDITORS
The administration of the es-
tate of Beverly Ann Dunn,
deceased, whose date of death
was November 15, 2004, and
whose Social Security Number
is 048-46-2635, is pending in
the Circuit Court for Polk
County, Florida, Probate Divi-
sion, the address of which is
P.O. Box 9000, Drawer CC-4,
Bartow, Florida 33831. The
names and addresses of the
personal representative and the
personal representative's attor-
ney are set forth below.
All creditors of the decedent
and other persons having
claims or demands against de-
cedent's estate, including un-
matured, contingent or unliqui-
dated claims, on whom a copy
of this notice has been served
must file their claims with this
court WITHIN THE LATER OF 3
MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF
THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF
THIS NOTICE OR 30 DAYS AF-
TER 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, .including
unmatured, contingent or unliq-
uidated claims, must file their
claims with this court WITHIN 3
MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF
THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF
THIS NOTICE.
ALL CLAIMS NOT FILED
WITHIN THE TIME PERIODS SET
FORTH IN SECTION 733.702 OF
THE FLORIDA PROBATE CODE
WILL BE FOREVER BARRED.
NOTWITHSTANDING THE
TIME PERIODS SET FORTH
ABOVE, ANY CLAIM FILED TWO
(2) YEARS OR MORE AFTER THE
DECEDENT'S DATE OF DEATH
IS BARRED.
The date of first publication
of this notice is February 24,
2005.
Personal Representative:
Thomas E. Dunn
2563 Colonel Ford
Drive
Lakeland, Florida
33813
Attorney for Personal Repre-
sentative:
GLENN T. SHELBY
Florida Bar No. 285269
Shelby, Medina &
Stargel, LLP
902 S. Florida Avenue,
Suite 101
Lakeland, Florida 33803
Telephone: (863) 577-
4000
Feb. 24, Mar. 3, 2005-0647

POLK COUNTY
BOARD OF COUNTY
COMMISSIONERS
A POLITICAL SUBDIVISION OF
THE STATE OF FLORIDA
HEREIN REFERRED TO
AS THE "COUNTY"
HEREBY GIVES NOTICE OF
INVITATION TO BID
BID #05-094- SALE OF SUR-
PLUS LAND
The County is soliciting bids for
the sale of surplus land for a
County owned parcel in Lake
Pierce Heights. Bid packages may
be obtained from the Purchasing
Division, 2470 Clower Lane, Bar-
tow, Florida, 33830, 1(863) 534-
5610, or can be downloaded from
our website at www polk-
county.net Respondents must
submit one (1) copy of bid pro-
posal prior to 2:00 p.m. on the re-
ceiving date to the Purchasing Di-
vision, 2470 Clower Lane, Bartow,
Florida, 33830. Receiving date is
Wednesday, March 16, 2005. Bids
will be opened and publicly read
immediately thereafter. Bids re-
ceived after this time will not be
considered. The bid must be sub-
mitted in a "sealed" parcel. The
Purchasing Director reserves the
right to reject any or all bids.
W. A; "Buddy" Storey, Jr., Pur-
chasing Director
Feb. 24, 28, 2004-0668FR


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT IN AND
FOR POLK COUNTY, FLORIDA
IN MATTER OF: THE TER-
MINATION OF PARENTAL
RIGHTS IN THE PRO-
POSED ADOPTION OF MI-
NOR CHILDREN: ALLISON
MARIE FIGUEROA, ELIZA-
BETH ANN BLANKENSHIP
AND BRUCE WILLIAM
BLANKENSHIP BY PETI-
TIONER
CASE NUMBER:
53-2005-CA-1601
SECTION NO 5
NOTICE OF ACTION
TO: EDWIN PHILLIP FIGUEROA
741 CHERRY STREET
JAMESTOWN, NEW YORK
14701
JAMES DALE BLANKENSHIP
116 SOUTH "J" STREET
LAKE WORTH, FLORIDA 33460
YOU ARE HEREBY NOTIFIED
that a Complaint has been filed
against you, and you are required
to serve a copy of your written de-
f enses, if any, to it on' STEPHEN
F. BAKER, ESQ., Plaintiff's attor-
ney, whose address is 800 First
Street S., Winter Haven, FL
33880, on or before the 4h_ day
of April, 2005, and file the original
with the Clerk of this Court, either
before service on Plaintiff's attor-
ney, or immediately thereafter;
otherwise a default will be entered
against you for the relief de-
manded in the Petition.
The Petitioner is seeking to
conduct a Step-parent Adoption.
In accordance with the Ameri-
cans with Disabilities Act, if you


are a person with disabilities
who needs any accommodation
in order to participate in this
proceeding, you are entitled 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 im-
paired, call TDD (863) 534-7777
or Florida Relay Services 711.
I WITNESS my hand and the
seal of this Court on this 18th day
of February, 2005.
RICHARD M. WEISS,
As Clerk of Said Court
BY: /s/ Betty Norreill
As Deputy Clerk
(COURT SEAL)
Feb. 24, Mar. 3, 10, 17, 2005-
0652


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR
POLK COUNTY, FLORIDA PRO-
BATE DIVISION
IN RE: ESTATE OF
PHILLIP WILLIAMS,
Deceased.
File No.
05-CP-0409
DIVISION: Probate
NOTICE TO CREDITORS
(Summary Administration)
TO ALL PERSONS HAVING
CLAIMS OR DEMANDS AGAINST
THE ABOVE ESTATE
You are hereby notified that an
Order of Summary Administration
has been entered in the estate of
Phillip Williams, deceased, File
Number 05-CP-0409; by the Cir-
cuit Court for Polk County, Florida,
Probate Division, the address of
which is Post Office Box 9000,
Drawer CC-04, Bartow, FL 33831;
that the decedent's date of death
was October 06th, 2004; that the
total value of the estate is
$31,928.64 and that the names
and addresses of those to whom it
has been assigned by such order
are:
Mrs. Idelle Sanders
P.O. Box 102
Mulberry, FL 33860
ALL INTERESTED PERSONS ARE
NOTIFIED THAT:
All creditors of the estate of
the decedent and persons hav-
ing claims or demands against
the estate of the decedent
other than those for whom pro-
vision for payment was made in
the Order of Summary Admin-
istration must file their claims
with this court WITHIN THREE
(3) MONTHS AFTER THE DATE
OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF
THIS NOTICE.
ALL CLAIMS AND DEMANDS
NOT SO FILED WILL BE FOR-
EVER BARRED.
NOTWITHSTANDING THE
TIME PERIOD SET FORTH
ABOVE, ANY CLAIM FILED TWO
(2) OR MORE YEARS AFTER THE
DECEDENT'S DATE OF DEATH
IS BARRED.
THE' DATE OF FIRST PUBLI-
CATION OF THIS NOTICE IS Feb-
ruary 24, 2005.
Person Giving Notice:
Mrs. Idelle Sanders
P.O. Box 102
Mulberry, FL 33860
TROIANO & ROBERTS, P.A.
Attorneys for Person Giving Notice
317 SOUTH TENNESSEE AVE-
NUE
LAKELAND, FL 33801-4617
Telephone: (863) 686-7136
By: VICTOR J. TROIANO, ESQ.
Florida Bar No. 0221864
Feb. 24, Mar. 3, 2005-0671


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN
AND FOR POLK COUNTY,
FLORIDA
JUVENILE DIVISION
IN THE INTEREST OF:
S.H. DOB: 03/09/98
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 OF 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 female child born. on
03/09/98; D.H., a male child
born on 10/21/00; 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 before the MAGIS-
TRATE, ROBIN MATIS-JACK-
SON, at 9:00 A.M. on Wednes-
day the 13th day of April. 2005,
for this hearing at POLK
COUNTY COURTHOUSE,
COURTROOM- Juv Division
Hearing Room- 1st Floor, 255 N.
Broadway, BARTOW, FLORIDA.
YOUR FAILURE TO APPEAR
IN PERSON WILL BE TREATED
AS A CONSENT TO THE TERMI-
NATION OF PARENTAL RIGHTS
AND YOU WILL PERMANENTLY
LOSE ALL LEGAL RIGHTS AS A
PARENT TO THE CHILDREN)
AS NAMED IN THE PETITION
FOR TERMINATION OF PAREN-
TAL RIGHTS.
YOU HAVE THE RIGHT TO
HAVE AN ATTORNEY REPRE-
SENT YOU IN THIS MATTER. IF
YOU CANNOT AFFORD AN AT-
TORNEY, YOU MUST BE PRE-
SENT AND REQUEST THAT
THE COURT APPOINT YOU AN
ATTORNEY FOR YOU IF YOU
WANT ONE.
"In accordance with the Ameri-
cans With Disabilities Act, persons
with disabilities needing a special
accommodation to participate in
this proceeding should contact the
Children & Families Legal Depart-
ment at 1055 US Highway 17
North, Bartow, Florida 33830,
Telephone: 863-534-0062 not later
than seven days prior to the pro-
ceeding. If hearing impaired,
(TDD) 1-800-955-871, or Voice (V)
1-800-955-8770, via Florida Relay
Service."
RICHARD M. WEISS, CLERK
By Linda K: White
as his Deputy Clerk
(CLERK'S SEAL)
Feb. 24, Mar. 3, 10, 17, 2005-
0649



PUBLIC NOTICE
NOTICE IS HEREBY
GIVEN that THE SCHOOL
BOARD OF POLK
COUNTY, FLORIDA has set-
tled a lawsuit filed in the Circuit
Court of Tenth Judicial Circuit,


in and for Polk County, Florida,
by Vickie Haynes, individually
and as parent and natural
guardian of Matthew Haynes,
which is in the nature of a
claim. This claim was settled
for an amount exceeding
$5,000.00, which proceeds
were paid by the Florida School
Boards Insurance Trust on be-
half of the Polk County School
Board.
Dated: February 22, 2005.
THE SCHOOL BOARD
OF POLK COUNTY,
FLORIDA
By Kay Fields, Board
Chair
Attest Gail F. McKinzie,
Secretary
(Seal)
Feb. 24, Mar 3, 2005-0658


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT IN
AND FOR POLK COUNTY,
FLORIDA
PROBATE DIVISION
IN RE: Estate of
IRIS L. McNEIL,
Deceased.
File No.:
04CP-2873
NOTICE TO CREDITORS
The administration of the es-
tate of IRIS L. McNEAL, de-
ceased, File Number 04CP-
2873, is pending in the Circuit
Court for Polk County, Florida,
Probate Division, the address of
which is Post Office Box 9000,
Drawer CC-4, Bartow, Florida
33831-9000. The names and
addresses of the personal rep-
resentative 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, including un-
matured, contingent or unliqui-
dated claims, on whom a copy
of this notice is served must
file their claims with this Court
WITHIN THE LATER OF THE
THREE MONTHS AFTER THE
DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICA-
TION OF THIS NOTICE OR.
THIRTY DAYS AFTER THE DATE
OF SERVICE OF A COPY OF THIS
NOTICE ON THEM.
All other creditors of the de-
cedent and persons having:
claims or demands against de-
cedent's estate, including un-
matured, contingent or unliqui-
dated claims, must file their,
claims with this court WITHIN.
THREE MONTHS AFTER THE:
DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLIC<
TION OF THIS NOTICE.
ALL CLAIMS AND DEMANDS
NOT SO FILED WILL BE FOR-
EVER BARRED.
The date of the first publica-
tion of this notice is February
24. 2005.
Personal Representative:
ABEL PUTNAM
Post Office Box 3545
Lakeland, Florida
33802-3545
Attorney for Personal Repre'
sentative:
ROBERTA J. CREIGHTONW:
of
PUTNAM & CREIGHTON;
P.A.
Florida Bar No.: 930474
P.O. Box 3545
Lakeland, Florida 33802
(863) 682-1178
Feb. 24, Mar. 3, 2005-0645 :



PUBLIC NOTICE
NOTICE IS HEREBY:,'
GIVEN that THE SCHOOL :
BOARD OF POLK:
COUNTY, FLORIDA .has set-'f
tied a 1:s.. -ju rii.J- n ir ,; i, .:u,'
Court of Tenth Judicial C. i.
in and for Polk County, Fi ,-..J
by Toni Elliott, which is ,,-, rt
nature of a claim. This ,:1.-,n
was settled for an amou-,r i- -
ceeding $5,000.00, whic-' r.--.
ceeds were paid by the Fl:, ,d.,
School Boards Insurance Trust
on behalf of the Polk County
School Board.
Dated: February 22, 2005.
THE SCHOOL BOARD
OF POLK COUNTY,
FLORIDA
By Kay Fields, Board
Chair
Attest Gail F. McKinzie,
Secretary
(Seal)
Feb. 24, Mar. 3, 2005-0659



IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN
AND FOR POLK COUNTY,
FLORIDA
JUVENILE DIVISION
IN THE INTEREST OF:
L.B. DOB: 01/15/99
M.B. DOB: 05/21/00
K.B. DOB: 09/24/01
L.B. DOB: 12/05/02
MINOR CHILDREN
SUMMONS AND NOTICE
OF HEARING ON
PETITION FOR
TERMINATION OF
PARENTAL RIGHTS
CASE NO.
JP02-711900-WH
THE STATE OF FLORIDA TO:
JASON BROWN
(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
L.B., a male child born on
01/15/99; M.B., a male child
born on 05/21/00; K.B., a
male child born on 09/24/02;
L.B., a male child born on
1 2/05/02, to Kristina Brown,
the Mother, and Jason Brown,
the Father, in Polk County, Flor-
ida.
for subsequent adoption and
you are hereby COMMANDEDto
be and appear before the MAGIS-
TRATE, ROBIN MATIS-JACK-
SON, at 10:00 A.M. on Wednes-
day the 27th day of April. 2005,
for this hearing at POLK
COUNTY COURTHOUSE,
COURTROOM- Juvenile Divi-
sion Hearing Room- 1stFloor,
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 Y
LOSE ALL LEGAL RIGHTS AS A
PARENT TO THE CHILDREN)
AS NAMED IN THE PETITION
FOR TERMINATION OF PAREN-
TAL RIGHTS.
YOU HAVE THE RIGHT TO
HAVE AN ATTORNEY REPRE-
SENT YOU IN THIS MATTER. IF
YOU CANNOT AFFORD AN AT-
TORNEY, YOU MUST BE PRE-
SENT AND REQUEST THAT
THE COURT APPOINT YOU AN


ATTORNEY FOR YOU IF YOU
WANT ONE.
"In accordance with the Ameri-
cans With Disabilities Act, persons
with disabilities needing a special
accommodation to participate in
this proceeding should contact; the
Children & Families Legal Depart-
ment at 1055 US Highway 17
North, Bartow, Florida 33830,
Telephone: 863-534-0062 not later
than seven days prior to the pro-
ceeding. If hearing impaired,
(TDD) 1-800-955-871, or Voice (V)
1-800-955-8770, via Florida Relay
Service."
RICHARD M. WEISS, CLERK
By Linda K, White
as his Deputy Clerk
(CLERK'S SEAL)
Feb. 24, Mar. 3, 10, 17, 2005-
0660










February 24, 2005 The Polk County Democrat


ti


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT
FOR POLK COUNTY,
FLORIDA
PROBATE DIVISION
IN RE: ESTATE OF
BERT L. ANGLE, De-
ceased.
FILE NO.
05CP-0333
NOTICE TO CREDITORS
The administration of the es-
tate of BERT L. ANGLE,
deceased whose date of
death was January 17, 2005, is
pending in the Circuit Court for
Polk County, Florida, Probate
Division, the address of which
is P. 0. Box 9000, Drawer CC-
4, Bartow, Florida 33831-
9000. The names and ad-
dresses of the Personal repre-
sentative and the Personal rep-
resentative'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 AF-
TER THE DATE OF THE
FIRST PUBLICATION OF
THIS NOTICE OR 30
DAYS AFTER THE TIME
OF SERVICE OF A COPY
0F THIS NOTICE ON
THEM.
All other creditors of the de-
cedent and other persons hav-
ing claims or demands against
the decedent'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 FILED
WITHIN THE TIME PERI-
ODS SET FORTH IN SEC-
TION 733.702, FLORIDA
PROBATE CODE, WILL BE
FOREVER BARRED.
NOTWITHSTANDING
THE TIME PERIOD SET
FORTH ABOVE, ANY
CLAIM FILED TWO (2)
YEARS OR MORE AFTER
THE DECEDENT'S DATE
OF DEATH IS BARRED.
The date of first publication
of this Notice is February 24.
2005.
Personal Representative:
ROBERT B. COX
1208 Lane Drive
Cgry, North Carolina 27511
Attorney for Personal Representa-
tive`
THE SMITH LAW GROUP, P.A.
DOUGLAS H. SMITH, Esquire
Attorney for Robert B. Cox
Florida Bar No. 0165315
Post Office Box 1145
Lake Alfred, Florida 33850-1145
Telephone: (863) 956-1119
Feb. 24, Mar. 3, 2005-0644






BID NOTICE
Notice is hereby given that
SEALED PROPOSALS will be re-
ceived by the City of Bartow for
the City of Bartow Park east of
Bartow High School located on
Jackson Avenue, Bartow, Florida.
Bids will be accepted at the Pur-
chasing Depirtment, 505_North_
Mill Avenue, Bartow, Florida up toi.
10 a.m., Thursday, April. 7, 2005
*or all materials. equipment ana la
oor per plans and speciicalions
Tnere wii be a MANDATORY preo.
njid rreeihrQ al 2 00 p m on Tnur.-
av Ma.larcr, 24 2005. Only Ih.o-
-rira,-iors or represenTallves at
-enoing ire pre bid meeting cil re-
alliced io submil a Did Tne meei.
:ng will De held al ine job site or,
:ne coiner ol Jackson Avenue and
Georgia Sireei. Barow, Florida
Plans and specifications are avail-
able :rir..,ug. Pickeil Hunter and
Associates, 2040 State Road 60
East, Bartow, Florida. Contractors
and Sub-Contractors may pur-
chase plans and,specifications for
a non-refundable fee-of $25.00 to
cover the cost of reproduction.
The successful Bidder shall be a
licensed General or Paving Con-
tractor who may act as a General
Contractor and will execute the
Standard A.I.A. Document A-101,
1997, Agreement between Owner
and Contractor, for the Contract
Bid Price within ten (10) days after
award of Contract.
All proposals must be sealed and
property marked "City of Bartow
Park At Bartow High School" and
mailed or delivered .to the Pur-
ohasing Department at 505 North
Mill Avenue, Bartow, Florida
33830. A Cashier's Check or Bid
Bond in the amount of 5% of the
total base bid made payable to the
City of Bartow as evidence of
good faith and guaranteeing that
the successful bidder will execute
and furnish a performance and
payment bond to the City o( Bar-
tow. The performance shall be for
100% of the contract price (includ-
ing all alternates awarded) by a
surety company licensed to do
business in the State of Florida.
Bond shall be Issued within,four-
teen (14) days of.contract award
and shall guarantee the perform-
ance of said contract. Bond shall
be returned to bidder upon execu-
tion of contract for construction or
in the event no contract is
awarded, sixty (60) calendar days
after accepting bids..
The Contractor will be required to
complete the construction of the
project with all site improvements
within one hundred twenty (120)
calendar days from the date of no-
tice to proceed.
The Owner, the City of Bartow,
Florida, reserves the right to reject
any and all bids in whole or part
and to wavlye any informalities for
the purpose of contract award in
the best Interest of the Owner.
Feb. 24, Mar. 3, 2005-0655


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT
FOR POLK COUNTY,
FLORIDA
PROBATE DIVISION
IN RE: ESTATE OF
HAROLD L. CRAVEN,
SDeceased.'
File No.
05CP-0138
NOTICE TO CREDITORS
(Formal)
The administration of the es-
tate of HAROLD L. CRA-
VEN, 05CP-0138, is pend-
ing in the Circuit Court for Polk
County, Florida,-Probate Divi-
sion, the address of which is
220 W. Church St., Bartow,
Florida 33830. The names and
addresses of the personal rep-
resentative 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 DATEOF 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 FILED
WITHIN THE TIME PERIODS SET
FORTH IN SECTION 733.702 OF
THE FLORIDA PROBATE CODE
WILL BE FOREVER BARRED.
NOTWITHSTANDING THE
TIME PERIODS SET FORTH
,ABOVE, ANY CLAIM FILED TWO
(2) YEARS OR MORE AFTER THE
DECEDENT'S DATE OF DEATH
IS BARRED.
The date of first publication
of this notice is February 24.
2005.
Personal Representative:
PATRICIA COLLINS
3712 Powers Ridge
Court
Orlando, Florida
32808
Attorney for Personal Repre-
sentative:
FRANK J. PYLE, JR.
TRUSTS & PROBATE AT-
TORNEY
401 West Colonial Drive,
Suite 4
Orlando, Florida 32804-
6855
Telephone: (407) 872-
1965
Feb. 24, Mar. 3, 2005-0674

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR
POLK COUNTY, FLORIDA -
PROBATE DIVISION
IN RE: Estate of
VERA G. STARLING,
Deceased.
File No:
05 CP-0377
NOTICE OF ADMINISTRA-
TION
AND NOTICE TO CREDITORS
(Testate)
The administration of the estate
of VERA G. STARLING, deceased,
whose date of death was August
16, 2004, File Number 05 CP-
0377, is pending in the Circuir
Court for Polk C66fity. Florida-
Probate Division, the address of
which is Post Office Box 9000,
Drawer CC-4, Bartow, Florida
33830. The estate is testate and
the date of the Will and any Codi-
cils are May 31, 2000. The names
and addresses of the personal
representative and the personal
representative's attorney are set
forth below.
All interested persons on whom
a copy of this Notice of Admin-
istration is served, must file any ob-
jections that challenge the validity,
of the will, the qualifications of the
personal representative, venue, or
jurisdiction of this'Court, by filing a
petition or other pleading request-
ing relief with this Court, in accor-
dance' with the,Florida Probate
Rules, WITHIN THREE MONTHS
AFTER THE DATE OF THE
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, including unmatured, con-
tingent or unliquidated claims, on
whom a copy of this notice is
served must file their claims with
this Court WITHIN THE LATER
OF 3 MONTHS AFTER THE
DATE OJ THE FIRST PUBLICA-
TION 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 the de-
cedent's estate, including unma-
tured, contingent and unliquidated
claims, must file their claims with
this court WITHIN 3 MONTI-HS AF-
TER THE DATE OF THE FIRST
PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE.
ALL CLAIMS NOT SO FILED
WILL BE FOREVER BARRED.
NOTWITHSTANDING THE
TIME PERIODS SET FORTH
f'-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 February 24
2005.
Personal Representative:
GAILS.GARD
5925 Spring Lake Drive
Lakeland, Florida 33811
Attorney for Personal Representa-
tive:
Richard A. Miller, Esquire
Florida Bar No. 328911-
Miller, Crosby & Miller. P A
Post Ollice Box 8169
Lakeland, Florida 33862-8169
(863)688-7038 ..
Feb 24, Mar 3. 2005-648


S


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT
OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL
CIRCUIT OF THE STATE
OF FLORIDA, IN AND FOR
POLK COUNTY
CIVIL DIVISION
FIFTH THIRD MORTGAGE COM-
PANY SUCCESSOR BE MERGER
TO OLD KENT MORTGAGE COM-
PANY,
Plaintiff,
vs.
MILAGROS JIMENEZ; THE UN-
KNOWN SPOUSE OF MILAGROS
JIMENEZ; JUAN AGOSTA; THE
UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF JUAN
AGOSTA, IF LIVING, INCLUDING
ANY UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF
SAID DEFENDANTSS, IF RE-
MARRIED, AND IF DECEASED,
THE RESPECTIVE UNKNOWN
HEIRS, DEVISEES, GRANTEES,
ASSIGNEES, CREDITORS, LIEN-
ORS, AND TRUSTEES, AND ALL
OTHER PERSONS CLAIMING BY,
THROUGH, UNDER OR AGAINST
THE NAMED DEFENDANTSS;
MONOGRAM CREDIT CARD
BANK OF GEORGIA, WHETHER
DISSOLVED OR PRESENTLY EX-
ISTING, TOGETHER WITH ANY
GRANTEES, ASSIGNEES, CREDI-
TORS, LIENORS, OR TRUSTEES
OF SAID DEFENDANTS) AND
ALL OTHER PERSONS CLAIMING
BY, THROUGH, UNDER OR
AGAINST, DEFENDANTSS; UN-
KNOWN TENANT #1; UN-
KNOWN TENANT #2,
Defendant(s).
CASE NO.
53-2005-CA-000608-
0000-00 SEC 08
NOTICE OF ACTION
TO:
JUAN AGOSTA; THE UN-
KNOWN SPOUSE OF JUAN
AGOSTA, IF LIVING, INCLUD-
ING ANY UNKNOWN SPOUSE
OF SAID DEFENDANTSS, IF
REMARRIED, AND IF DE-
CEASED, THE RESPECTIVE
UNKNOWN HEIRS, DEVI-
SEES, GRANTEES, ASSIGN-
EES, CREDITORS, LIENORS,
AND TRUSTEES, AND ALL
OTHER PERSONS CLAIMING
BY, THROUGH, UNDER OR
AGAINST THE NAMED DE-
FENDANT(S)
WHOSE RESIDENCE ARE/IS:
UNKNOWN
YOU ARE HEREBY required to
file your answer or written de-
fenses, if any, in the above pro-
ceeding with the Clerk of this
Court, and to serve a copy thereof
upon the plaintiff's attorney, whose
name, and address appears
hereon, on or before March 28,
2005 the nature of this proceeding
being a suit-for foreclosure of
mortgage against the following de-
scribed property, to wit:
LOT 3, LYNNWOOD, AC-
CORDING TO THE MAP OR
PLAT THEREOF, AS RE-
CORDED IN PLAT BOOK 71,
PAGE 38, OF THE PUBLIC
RECORDS OF POLK
COUNTY, FLORIDA.
A/K/A 4076 GLISSON DRIVE,
LAKELAND, FLORIDA
33810.
If you fail to file your answer or
written defenses in the above pro-
ceeding, on plaintiff's attorney, a
default will be entered against you
for the relief demanded in the
Complaint or Petition.
If you are a person with disabilities
who needs any accommodation in
order to participate in this pro-
- c..eing, you are-entitled at no
cost to you, to the provision of cer-
tain assistance. Please contact the
Office of the Court Administrator,
.(863) 534-4690, within two (2)
working days of your receipt of this
notice; if you are hearing or voice
impaired, call TDD (863) 534-7777,
or Florida Relay Services 711,
Dated at POLK County this
22nd day of February, 2005.
RICHARD M. WEISS
CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT
By /s/ Shirley Deschamps
Deputy Clerk
(Seal)
Feb. 24, Mar. 3, 2005-0666



IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN
AD FOR POLK COUNTY, FLOR-
IDA
IN RE: THE MARRIAGE OF:
ANGELINA MEDINA,
Wife.
-and-
SERGIO ARTURO RODRIGUEZ,
SR.
Husband.
/
CASE NUMBER:
532005DR-001736
SECTION 01
NOTICE OF ACTION
TO: SERGIO ARTURO
RODRIGUEZ, SR.
RESIDENCE UNKNOWN
ADDRESS UNKNOWN
YOU ARE NOTIFIED that a Pe-
tition for Dissolution of Marriage
action has been filed against you,
to it on Petitioner's attorney,
BRUNO'F. DeZAYAS, ESQUIRE,
5116 South Lakelanl, Drive, Lake-
land, Florida 33813, or Post Office
Box 6069, Lakeland, Florida
33807, on or before April 1, 2005,
and file the original with the Clerk
of this Court either before service
on Petitioner's attorney or immedi-
ately thereafter. Otherwise, a de-
fault will be entered against you
for the relief demanded in the Peti-
tion.
WARNING.Rule 12 285, Flor-
ida Family Law Rules of Proce-
dure, requires certain automatic
disclosure of documents and infor-
mation. Failure to comply can re-
sult in sanction, including dis-
missal or striking of pleadings. .
DATED February 21, 2005.
RICHARD M. WEISS
Clerk of Said Court
By /s/TAMIKA JOINER
As Deputy Clerk
(Court Seal)
SFeb. 24, Mar. 3, 10, 17, 2005-
0665


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF TfE
TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN
AND FOR POLK COUNTY,
FLORIDA
DOUBLE W INVESTMENT CO., a
Florida corporation,
Plaintiff,
vs.
GERALD RUSSELL BREWER;
THE UNKNOWN SPOUSE GER-
ALD RUSSELL BREWER; AS-
SET ACCEPTANCE L.L.C., a
Foreign Limited Liability Com-
pany; and JOHN DOE AND
JANE DOE AND ALL OTHER
PERSONS IN POSSESSION OF
THE SUBJECT REAL PROP-
ERTY, ,
Defendants.
CASE NO.:
2004CA-4285
NOTICE OF SALE
Notice is hereby given that pur-
suant to a Final Judgment entered
in the above entitled cause in the
Circuit Court of Polk County, Flor-
ida the following described prop-
erty:
Lot 27, OAK HAMMOCK ES-
TATES PHASE FOUR SUB-
DIVISION, as per plat thereof
recorded in Plat Book 101,
Page 50, Public Records of
Polk County, Florida.
offered for public sale, to the
highest and best bidder ,for
cash, at the East End of the
East Corridor of the Polk
County Courthouse, 255 N.
Broadway Avenue, Bartow, Polk
County, Florida, at 9:00 a.m. on
the March 9, 2005.
All sales are to be held at the east
end of the east corridor, first floor,
of the Polk County Courthouse lo-
cated at 255 North Broadway Ave-
nue, Bartow, Florida. Please note
that the main entrance is located
on Church Street. No entry is pos-
sible from Broadway Avenue. In
the event any temporary change is
necessary, the Clerk will post a "
Notice of Change" at the sale loca-
tion directing the bidders to the
temporary sale location.
If you are a person with disabilities
who needs any accommodation in
order to participate in this pro-
ceeding, you are entitled at no
cost to you, to the provision of cer-
tain assistance. Please contact the
Office of the Court Administrator,
(863) 534-4690, within two (2)
working days of your receipt of this
notice; if you are hearing or voice
impaired, call TDD (863) 534-7777
or Florida Relay Services 711.
Witness my hand and seal this'3rd
day of February, 2005.
RICHARD M. WEISS
Clerk of Circuit Courts
By: /s/ Yvette Johnson
As Deputy Clerk
(COURT SEAL)
Feb. 24, Mar, 3, 2005 0624



IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN
AND FOR POLK COUNTY,
FLORIDA
IN RE: THE MATTER OF THE
TERMINATION OF PARENTAl-
RIGHTS OF MINOR CHILD
JULYTZA MARIE BETANCOURT,
D/O/B: 02/08/95
MINOR CHILD.
NOTICE OF ACTION TO
TERMINATE PARENTAL,
RIGHTS PENDING ADOPTION
CASE NO.: 53-2005DR-
00204-0000-LK
SECTION: 02
TO: Unknown Father
YOU ARE NOTIFIED that a Pe-
tition For Termination Of Parental
Rights Pending Adoption has been
filed against you and you are re-
quired to serve,a copy of your writ-
ten defenses, if any, to it on THO-
MAS J. CHAWK, Esquire, Post
Office Box 8209, Lakeland, Florida
33802-8209, the Petitioner's Attor-
ney, on or before March 15 2005
and file the original with the Clerk
of this Court either before service
on the Petitioner's attorney or im-
mediately thereafter; otherwise, a
default will be entered against you
for the relief demanded in the Peti-
tion.
UNDER SECTION 63.089,
FLORIDA STATUTES, FAILURE
TO FILE A WRITTEN RE-
SPONSE TO THIS NOTICE WITH
THE COURT OR TO APPEAR AT
THIS HEARING CONSTITUTES
GROUNDS UPON WHICH THE
COURT SHALL END ANY PA-
RENTAL RIGHTS YOU MAY
HAVE REGARDING THE MINOR
CHILD.
Dated this 8th day of February,
2005.
RICHARD M. WEISS
Clerk of the Courts
BY: /s/ Stephanie Wilson
Deputy Clerk
'(Court Seal)
Feb. 10, 17. 24, Mar. 3. 2005-
0476


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT
OF THE 10th JUDICIAL
CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR
POLK COUNTY, FLORIDA
GENERAL JURISDICTION
DIVISION
BANKERS TRUST COMPANY AS
TRUSTEE, FOR THE AMRESCO
RESIDENTIAL SECURITIES
CORPORATION MORTGAGE
LOAN TRUST 1998-01,
PLAINTIFF
VS.
BEATRICE JONES A/K/A AVA
BEATRICE JONES A/K/A AVA B.
JONES, 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 BEATRICE JONES
A/K/A AVA BEATRICE JONES
A/K/A AVA B. JONES; UN-
KNOWN SPOUSE OF BEATRICE
JONES A/K/A AVA BEATRICE
JONES A/K/A AVA B. JONES, IF
ANY; ALMA L. JONES, 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 ALMA L. JONES; JOHN
DOE AND JANE DOE AS UN-
KNOWN TENANTS IN POSSES-
SION
DEFENDANTS)
CASE NO:
53-04CA-4406-SEC04
NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE
SALE
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN
pursuant to a Summary Final
.Judgment of Foreclosure dated
February 3 2005 entered in Civil
Case No. 53-04CA-4406-SEC04
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 10th day of March, 2005 the
following described property as set
forth in said Summary Final Judg-
ment, to-wit:
THE EAST 1/2 OF LOT
1 IN BLOCK 8, LESS
THE NORTH 118.50
FEET AND THE SOUTH
80 FEET OF THE EAST
50 FEET OF THE WEST
1/2 OF LOT 1 AND
THE EAST 149.25
FEET OF THE NORTH 5
:FEET OF LOT .4, OF
W.R. VARN'S ADDI-
TION, ACCORDING TO
THE PLAT THEREOF,
RECORDED IN DEED
BOOK "E", PAGE 37,
PUBLIC RECORDS OF
POLK COUNTY, FLOR-
IDA, AND CORRECTED
IN CORRECTED PLAT
OF BLOCKS 7, 8 AND
9 OF W.R. VARN'S AD-
DITION, PLAT BOOK 6,
PAGE 16, PUBLIC RE-
CORDS OF POLK
COUNTY, FLORIDA.
All sales are to be held at the
east end of the east corridor,
first floor, of the Polk County
Courthouse located at 255 North
Broadway Avenue, Bartow, Flor-
ida. Please note that the main
entrance is located on Church
Street. No entry is possible from
Broadway Avenue. In the event
any temporary change is neces-
sary, the Clerk will post a "Notice
of Change" at the sale location
directing the bidders to the tem-
porary sale location.
If you are a person with disabilities
who needs any accommodation in
order to participate in this pro-
ceeding, you are entitled at no
cost to you, to the provision of cer-
tain assistance. Please contact the
Office of the Court Administrator,
(863) 534-4690, within two (2)
working days of your receipt of this
notice; if you are hearing or voice
impaired, call TDD (863) 534-7777
or Florida Relay Services 711
Dated this 8th day of February.,
2005.
RICHARD M. WEISS
Clerk of the Circuit Court
By: /s/ Feiicia Borders
Deputy Clerk
(CIRCUIT COURT SEAL)
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NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that THE SCHOOL BOARD OF POLK
COUNTY, FLORIDA, announces a public hearing to which all persons
are invited.
DATE AND TIME:
Tuesday, April 12, 2005, to begin no earlier than
2:00 p.m. during the regularly scheduled meeting
of The School Board of Polk County, Florida.
PLACE:
School Board Auditorium at The School Board of
Polk Coynty, Florida, at 1915 Floral Avenue, Bar-
tow, Florida 33830
PURPOSE:
To consider the Policy Committee's recom-
mended changes to the following policies:
Proposed Policy Changes:
6Gx53-3.007/ Employee Benefits
6Gx53-5.002/ External Contracts
Purpose and Effect: The proposed revisions would amend
said policies to take effect upon adoption in the areas of: Hu-
man Resources Services and Business Services.
Authority and Laws Implemented: The specific statu-
tory is derived from and the laws implemented are Sections
1001.32, 1001.41, 1001.42, and 1001.43, Florida Statutes.
Economic Impact: Undetermined.
Copy of Rule: Copies of the proposed rules may be ob-
tained by writing to:
Office of the Superintendent of Schools
Polk County Public Schools
1915 South Floral Avenue
PO Box 391
Bartow, FL 33831-0391
To All Concerned Parties: If a party decides to appeal any decision
made at this hearing, it will be necessary for that party to have a record of
the proceeding and for such purposes shall need to insure that a verba-
tim record of the proceeding be made which record includes the testi-
mony and evidence upon which the appeal is to be based. The costs of
such record shall be borne by the party desiring the appeal.
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 con-
tacting Patricia Hunter at 863-534-0513. If you are hearing or speech im-
paired, please contact the agency by calling Florida Relay Service at 1-
800-955-8771.
Dated: February 23, 2005.
THE SCHOOL BOARD OF POLK COUNTY, FLORIDA
By Kay Fields, Board Chair
Attest Gail F. McKinzie, Secretary
(Seal)
Feb. 24, 2005-0672


THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF
THIS NOTICE.
ALL CLAIMS NOT SO FILED
WILL BE FOREVER BARRED.
The date of the first publication
of this Notice is February 24
2005.
Personal Representative:
JAMES A. YANCEY
1625 King James
Court
Lakeland, Florida
33813
Attorney for Personal Repre-
sentative:
ABEL A. PUTNAM of
PUTNAM & CREIGHTON, P.A.
Florida Bar No.. 024090
Post Office Box 3545
Lakeland, Florida 33802
Telephone: 863/682-1178
Feb. 24, Mar. 3, 2005-0663


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT
OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL
CIRCUIT OF THE STATE
OF FLORIDA, IN AND FOR
POLK COUNTY
CIVIL DIVISION
GREEN TREE SERVICING LLC
F/K/A -CONSECO FINANCE
SERVICING CORP. F/K/A GREEN
TREE FINANCIAL SERVICING
CORPORATION,
Plaintiff,
vs.
SHOUN R. LOWE; THE UN-
KNOWN SPOUSE OF SHOUN R.
LOWE, IF LIVING, INCLUDING
ANY UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF
SAID DEFENDANTSS, IF RE-
MARRIED, AND IF DECEASED,
THE' RESPECTIVE UNKNOWN
HEIRS, DEVISEES, GRANTEES,
ASSIGNEES, CREDITORS, LIEN-
ORS, AND TRUSTEES, AND ALL
OTHER PERSONS CLAIMING BY,
THROUGH, UNDER OR AGAINST
THE NAMED DEFENDANTSS;
CITIFINANCIAL EQUITY SERV-
ICES, INC., WHETHER DIS-
SOLVED OR PRESENTLY EXIST-
ING, TOGETHER WITH ANY
GRANTEES, ASSIGNEES, CREDI-
TORS, LIENORS, OR TRUSTEES
OF SAID DEFENDANTS) AND
ALL OTHER PERSONS CLAIMING
BY, THROUGH, UNDER OR
AGAINST DEFENDANTSS; UN-
KNOWN TENANT #1; UN-
KNOWN TENANT #2,
Defendant(s).
CASE NO.
53-2005-CA-00264-
0000-00
AMENDED NOTICE OF AC-
TION
ro:
SHOUN R. LOWE; THE UN-
KNOWN SPOUSE OF SHOUN
R. LOWE, IF LIVING, INCLUD-
ING ANY UNKNOWN SPOUSE
OF SAID DEFENDANTSS, IF
REMARRIED, AND IF DE-
CEASED, THE RESPECTIVE
UNKNOWN HEIRS, DEVI-
SEES, GRANTEES, ASSIbpN-
EES, CREDITORS, LIENORS,
AND TRUSTEES, AND ALL
OTHER PERSONS CLAIMING.
BY,' THROUGH, UNDER OR
AGAINST THE NAMED DE-
FENDANT(S)
WHOSE RESIDENCE ARE/IS:
UNKNOWN
YOU ARE HEREBY required to
file your answer or written de-
fenses, if any, in the above pro-
ceeding with the Clerk of this
Court, and to serve a copy thereof
upon the plaintiff's attorney, whose
name and address appears
hereon, on or before March 28,
2005 the nature of this proceeding
being a suit for foreclosure of
mortgage against the following de-
scribed property, to wit:
LOT 26, PIONEER TRAILS,
PHASE I, ACCORDING TO
THE MAP OR PLAT
THEREOF, AS RECORDED
IN PLAT BOOK 104, PAGE
50-51, OF THE PUBLIC RE-
CORDS OF POLK COUNTY,
FLORIDA.
TO INCLUDE A:
1998, SHADOW MASTER,
DOUBLEWIDE MOBILE
HOME FLA14612319A,
75900364
1998, SHADOW MASTER,
DOUBLEWIDE MOBILE
HOME FLA14612319B,
75900368
A/K/A 3844 PIONEER
TRAILS STREET, LAKE-
LAND, FL 33810.
If you fail to file your answer or
written defenses in the above pro-
ceeding, on plaintiff's attorney, a
default will be entered against you
for the relief demanded in the
Complaint or Petition.
If you are a person with disabilities
who needs any accommodation in
order to participate in this pro-
ceeding, you are entitled at no
cost to you, to the provision of cer-
tain assistance. Please contact the
Office of the Court Administrator,
(863) 534-4690, within two (2)
working days 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 23rd day of Febru-
ary, 2005.
RICHARD M. WEISS
CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT
By /s/ Anaelica Herrera
Deputy Clerk
(Seal)
Feb. 24, Mar. 3, 2005-0675


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT IN AND
FOR POLK COUNTY, FLORIDA,
PROBATE DIVISION
IN RE: ESTATE OF
QUILLIAN S. YANCEY,
Deceased.
FILE NO.
05CP-0361
NOTICE TO CREDITORS'
The administration of the estate
of QUILLIAN S. YANCEY,
deceased, File No. 05CP-0361, is
pending in the Circuit Court for
Polk County, Florida, Probate Divi-
sion, the address of which is
Drawer CC-4, P.O. Box 9000, 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, including unmatured, con-
tingent or unliquidated claims, on
whom a copy of this notice is
served must file their claims with
this Court WITHIN THE LATER
OF THREE MONTHS AFTER
THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUB-
LICATION 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 the de-
cedent's estate, including unma-
tured, contingent or unliquidated
claims, must file their claims with
this couit WITHIN THREE
MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF


NOTICE OF
ENACTMENT
The following ordinances were adopted and passed in law on Monday,
February 21, 2005 at a regular meeting of the City Commission of the
City of Bartow. Copies of these ordinances are on file in the office of the
City Clerk at 450 N. Wilson Avenue and available for inspection Monda,
through Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
ORDINANCE NO. 2005-05
AMENDING SECTION 78-151 SECTION 2(b)(2) OF THE CODE OF OR-
DINANCES OF THE CITY OF.BARTOW TO AMEND POWER COST
ADJUSTMENT CALCULATION RATES.
ORDINANCE NO. 2005-06
GRANTING TO FLORIDA POWER CORPORATION DBA PROGRESS
ENERGY FLORIDA, INC., A NON-EXCLUSIVE ELECTRIC UTILITY
FRANCHISE; PRESCRIBING THE TERMS AND CONDITIONS ACCOM-
PANYING THE GRANT OF FRANCHISE.
ORDINANCE NO. 2005-07
AMENDING SECTIONS 42-46 AND 42-48(a) OF THE CODE OF ORDI-
NANCES OF THE CITY OF BARTOW TO UPDATE THE CITY'S FIRE
CODES BY ADOPTING THE 2003 EDITIONS OF THE FLORIDA FIRE
PREVENTION CODE AND LIFE SAFETY CODE, AS THE SAME MAY
BE AMENDED FROM TIME TO TIME.
Please be advised that if you desire to appeal from any decisions made
as a result of the above hearing or meeting, you will need a record of the
proceedings and in some cases a verbatim record is required. You must
make your own arrangements to produce this record. (Florida Statute
286.0105.)
If you are a person with disabilities who needs any accommodation in
order to participate in this proceeding, you are entitled at no cost to
you, to the provision of certain assistance. Please contact City Clerk
Linda Culpepper at 450 N. Wilson Avenue, P.O. Box 1069, Bartow,
Florida 33831-1069 or phone (863) 534-0100, within two (2) working
days of your receipt of this meeting notification; if you are hearing or
voice impaired, call 1-800-955-8771.
LINDA R. CULPEPPER
CITY CLERK
Feb. 24, 2005-0657


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN
AND FOR POLK COUNTY,
FLORIDA
DLANTER CORP, a Florida cor-
poration,
Plaintiff,
vs.
MIGUEL A. RODRIGUEZ, and
JOHN DOE AND JANE DOE
AND ALL OTHERS IN POSSES-
SION OF SUBJECT REAL
PROPERTY,
Defendants.
CASE NO.:
2002CA-2347
NOTICE OF SALE
Notice is hereby given that pur-
suant to an Amended Final Judg-
ment entered in the'above entitled
cause in Ire Circuit Court of Polk
County, Florida' the following de-
scribed property.
Begin at the Northwest corner
of Lot 18, Block 2, GOL-
CONDA SUBDIVISION as
shown by map or plat thereof
recorded in the office of the
Clerk of the Circuit Court in
and for Polk County, Florida,
in Plat Book 8, Page 34, run
thence South 0021'34" East
along the East right of way of
Fortner Avenue, a distance of
60.00 feet, thence North
89'39'32" East a distance
of 85.58 feet, thence South
41"19'55" East a distance of
85.65 feet to the Northwesterly
right of way of Buddwood
Road, thence North 48'42'20"
East along said right of way a
distance of 316.73 feet to the
point of curvature of a curve
.concave to the right having a
radius of 301.69 feet and cen-
tral angle of 06'09'44", thence
Northeasterly along said curve
a distance of 32.45 feet,
thence North 23'14'00" East a
distance of 21.11 feet to the
Southerly right of way of SR
600 (Memorial Boulevard),
thence North 66'46'00" West
along said Southerly right of
way a distance of 54.52 feet to
the point of curvature of a
curve concave to the left hav-
ing a radius of 2814.79 feet
and a central angle of
02'29'15", then Northwesterly
along said curve a distance of
122.21 feet thence South
20'44'45" West a distance of
118.83 feet, thence South
48'42'20" West distance of
109.21 feet thence South
89'39'32" West a distance of
126.80 feet to the East right of
way of Fortner Avenue, thence
South 00'21'34" East along
said East right of way a dis-
tance of 8.00 feet to the Point
of Beginning. Said tract being
the North 60.00 feet of Lot 18
and the Northeasterly 60.00
feet of Lot 2 in Block 2 of said
GOLCONDA SUBDIVISION
and a portion of MEMORIAL.
REPLAT OF GOLCONDA
SUBDIVISION, as recorded in
Plat Book 46,. Page 23, of the
Public Records of Polk
County, Florida.
at public, sale, ,to the highest
and best bidder for cash, at the
East End of the East Corridor of
the Polk County Courthouse,
255 N.- Broadway Avenue, Bar-
tow, Polk County, Florida, at
9:00 a.m. on the March 14,
2005.
All sales are to be held at the east
end of the east corridor, first floor,
of the Polk County Courthouse lo-
cated.at 255 North Broadway Ave-
nue, Bartow, Florida. Please note
that the main entrance is located
on Church Street. No entry is pos-
sible from Broadway Avenue. In
the event any temporary change is
necessary, the Clerk will post a "
Notice of Change" at the sale loca-
tion directing the bidders to the
temporary sale location,
If you are a person with disabilities
who needs any accommodation in
order to participate in this pro-
ceeding, you are entitled at no
cost to you, to the provision of cer-
tain assistance. Please contact the
Office of the Court Administrator,
(863) 534-4690, within two (2)
working days of your receipt of this
notice; if you are hearing or voice
impaired, call TDD (863) 534-7777
or Florida Relay Services 711.
Witness by hand and seal this 8th
day of February, 2005.
RICHARD M. WEISS
Clerk of Circuit Courts
By: /s/ Felicia Borders
As Deputy Clerk
(COURT SEAL)
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KNOWN SPOUSE OF KEVIN
MARLEY; CAROL MARLEY;
THE UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF
CAROL MARLEY, IF LIVING,
INCLUDING ANY UNKNOWN
SPOUSE OF SAID DEFEN-
DANT(S), IF REMARRIED,
AND IF DECEASED, THE RE-
SPECTIVE UNKNOWN HEIRS,
DEVISEES, GRANTEES, AS-
SIGNEES, CREDITORS, LIEN-
ORS, AND TRUSTEES, AND
ALL OTHER PERSONS
CLAIMING BY, THROUGH,
UNDER OR AGAINST THE
NAMED DEFENDANTS)
WHOSE RESIDENCE ARE/IS:
UNKNOWN
YOU ARE HEREBY required to
file your answer or written de-
fenses, if any, in the above pro-
ceeding with the Clerk of this
Court, and to serve a copy thereof
upon the plaintiff's attorney, whose
name and address appears
hereon, on or before March 28,
2005 the nature of this proceeding
being a suit for foreclosure of
mortgage against the following de-
scribed property, to wit:
LOT 1, MEADOW VIEW ES-
TATES, ACCORDING TO
THE PLAT THEREOF, AS
RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK
68, PAGE 48, OF THE PUB-
LIC RECORDS OF POLK
COUNTY, FLORIDA.
A/K/A 1720 EAST POLLOCK
ROAD, LAKELAND, FLOR-
IDA 33813.
If you fail to file your answer or
written defenses in the above pro-
ceeding, on plaintiff's attorney, a
default will be entered against you
for the relief demanded in the
Complaint or Petition.
If you are a person with disabilities
who needs any accommodation in
order to participate in this pro-
ceeding, you are entitled at no
cost to you, to the provision of cer-
tain assistance. Please contact the
Office of the Court Administrator,
(863) 534-4690, within two (2)
working days 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 22nd day of Ebru-
ary, 2005.
RICHARD M. WEISS
CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT
By /s/ Mary Ann Ray
Deputy Clerk
(Seal)
Feb. 24, Mar. 3, 2005-0667
THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN
AND FOR POLK COUNTY,
FLORIDA
CIVIL ACTION
ALTEGRA CREDIT COMPANY,
Plaintiff,
vs.
CURTIS D. ALEXANDER A/K/A
CURTIS ALEXANDER, JR., et al,
Defendant(s).
CASE NO.
02-CA-2942
DIVISION 08
NOTICE OF RESCHEDULED
FORECLOSURE SALE
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN
pursuant to an Order Reschedul-
ing Foreclosure Sale dated Febru-
ary..., 2005 and entered in Case
NO. 02-CA-2942 of the Circuit
Court of the TENTH Judicial Cir-
cuit in and for POLK County, Flor-
ida wherein ALTEGRA CREDIT
COMPANY is the Plaintiff and
CURTIS D. ALEXANDER A/K/A
CURTIS ALEXANDER, JR.; BEA-
TRICE L. BELL A/K/A BEA-
TRICE BELL; REGAL MOBILE
HOME SALES, INC.; 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 CORRIDOR FIRST
FLOOR, POLK COUNTY COURT-
HOUSE, 255 NORTH BROAD-
WAY, BARTOW, POLK COUNTY,
FLORIDA at 9:00 AM, on the l-Qt
day of March, 2005, the following
described property as set forth in
said Final Judgment:
LOT 23 AND 24,
BLOCK 1, OAK RIDGE
HEIGHTS, ACCORDING
TO THE PLAT
THEREOF RECORDED
IN PLAT BOOK 13,
PAGE 41, PUBLIC RE-
CORDS OF POLK
COUNTY, FLORIDA.
TOGETHER WITH THAT
CERTAIN 2000 48' X
30'4 REDMAN LIMITED
MOBILE HOME, I.D.
NO.
FLA1461 5614A/B.
A/K/A 1402 Edith
Avenue, Lakeland, FL
33805
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 erury

Richard M. Weiss
Clerk of the Circuit Court
By: /s/ Felicia Borders
Deputy Clerk
(Seal)
Feb. 24, Mar. 3, 2005-0636


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT
OF THE 10th JUDICIAL
CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR
POLK COUNTY, FLORIDA
GENERAL JURISDICTION
DIVISION
MORTGAGE ELECTRONIC REG-
ISTRATION SYSTEMS, INC.,
PLAINTIFF
VS.
DAVID TORRES, IF LIVING, AND
IF DEAD, THE UNKNOWN
SPOUSE, HEIRS, DEVISEES,
GRANTEES, ASSIGNEES, LIEN-
ORS, CREDITORS, TRUSTEES
AND ALL OTIHIER PARTIES
CLAIMING AN INTEREST BY,
THROUGH, UNDER OR
AGAINST DAVID TORRES; SO-
RAYMI TORRES, 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 SORAYMI TORRES;
SABAL BEND HOME OWNERS
ASSOCIATION, INC.; JOHN DOE
AND JANE DOE AS UNKNOWN
TENANTS IN POSSESSION
DEFENDANTS)
CASE NO:
53-04CA-4419-SEC07
NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE
SALE
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN
pursuant to a Summary Final
Judgment of Foreclosure dated
February 7 2005 entered in Civil
Case No. 53-04CA-4419-SEC07
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 14th day of March, 2005 the
following described property as set
forth in said Summary Final Judg-
ment, to-wit:
THE FOLLOWING REAL
PROPERTY SITUATE IN
THE CITY OF WINTER
HAVEN, COUNTY OF
POLK, STATE OF
FLORIDA, TO WIT:
LOT 31 OF SABAL
BEND, PHASE TWO,
ACCORDING TO THE
MAP OR PLAT
THEREOF, RECORDED
IN PLAT BOOK 114,
PAGE 34, PUBLIC RE-
CORDS OF POLK
COUNTY, FLORIDA.
All sales are to be held at the
east end of the east corridor,
first floor, of the Polk County
Courthouse located at 255 North
Broadway Avenue, Bartow, Flor-
ida. Please note that the main
entrance is located on Church
Street. No entry is possible from
Broadway Avenue. In the event
any temporary change is neces-
sary, the Clerk will post a "Notice
of Change" at the sale location
directing the bidders to the tem-
porary sale location.
If you are a person with disabilities
who needs any accommodation in
order to participate in this pro-
ceeding, you are entitled at no
cost to you, to the provision of cer-
tain assistance. Please contact the
Office of the Court Administrator,
(863) 534-4690, within two (2)
working days of your receipt of this
notice; if you are hearing or voice
impaired, call TDD (863) 534-7777
or Florida Relay Services 711.
Dated this 8th day of February,
2005.
RICHARD M. WEISS
Clerk of the Circuit Court
By: /s/ Lori Armijo
Deputy Clerk
(CIRCUIT COURT SEAL)
Feb. 24, Mar. 3, 2005-0638



IN THE CIRCUIT COURT'
OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL
CIRCUIT OF THE STATE
OF FLORIDA, IN AND FOR
POLK COUNTY
CIVIL DIVISION
BENEFICIAL FLORIDA, INC.,
Plaintiff,
vs.
KEVIN MARLEY; THE UNKNOWN
SPOUSE OF KEVIN MARLEY;
CAROL MARLEY; THE UN-
KNOWN SPOUSE OF CAROL
MARLEY, IF LIVING, INCLUDING
ANY UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF
SAID DEFENDANTSS, IF RE-
MARRIED, AND IF DECEASED,
THE RESPECTIVE UNKNOWN
HEIRS, DEVISEES, GRANTEES,
ASSIGNEES, CREDITORS, LIEN-
ORS, AND TRUSTEES, AND ALL
OTHER PERSONS CLAIMING BY,
THROUGH, UNDER OR AGAINST
THE NAMED DEFENDANTSS;
CITIFINANCIAL EQUITY SERV-
ICES, INC., WHETHER DIS-
SOLVED OR PRESENTLY EXIST-
ING, TOGETHER WITH ANY
GRANTEES, ASSIGNEES, CREDI-
TORS, LIENORS, OR TRUSTEES
OF SAID DEFENDANTS) AND
ALL OTHER PERSONS CLAIMING
BY, THROUGH, UNDER OR
AGAINST DEFENDANTSS; UN-
KNOWN TENANT #1; UN-
KNOWN TENANT #2,
Defendant(s).
CASE NO.
53-2005-CA-41 5
NOTICE OF ACTION
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IN THE CIRCUIT COURT
OF THE 10TH JUDICIAL
CIRCUIT, IN AND .FOR
POLK COUNTY, FLORIDA
CIVIL DIVISION
WACHOVIA BANK OF DELA-
WARE; NATIONAL ASSOCIA-
TION F/K/A FIRST UNION NA-
TIONAL BANK OF DELAWARE,
Plaintiff,
vs.
MICHAEL P. HART, et al.,
Defendants.
CASE NO.:
53-2004-CA-004300-
OOOOSEC08
NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE
SALE
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN
pursuant to a Final Judgment of
Foreclosure Sale dated the 3Irld
day of February, 2005, and en-
tered in Case No. 53-2004-CA-
004300-0000SEC08, of the Circuit
Court of the 10TH Judicial Circuit
in and for Polk County, Florida,
wherein WACHOVIA BANK OF
DELAWARE; NATIONAL ASSO-
CIATION F/K/A FIRST UNION
NATIONAL BANK OF DELA-
WARE is the Plaintiff and MI-
CHAEL P. HART; LOYD O'NEAL
THORN; RITA C. HART; JOHN
DOE; JANE DOE AS UNKNOWN
TENANTS) IN POSSESSION OF
THE SUBJECT REAL PROPERTY
are defendants. I will sell to the
highest and best bidder for cash at
the east corridor on the 1st floor,
of the Polk County Courthouse, in
BARTOW, Florida, 9:00 a.m. on
the 10th day of March 2005, the
following described property as set
forth in said Final Judgment, to
wit:
LOT 4, OF THE RESUB-
DIVISION OF LOT 18, IN
BLOCK 4, BEING IN
COUNTRY CLUB ESTATES
SUBDIVISION, ACCORD-
ING TO THE PLAT
THEREOF RECORDED IN
PLAT BOOK 10, PAGE
31, OF THE PUBLIC RE-
CORDS 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 anytermporary change is
necessary, the Clerk will post a "
Notice of Change" at the sale loca-
tion directing the bidders to the
temporary sale location.
If you are a person with disabilities
who needs any accommodation in
order to participate in this pro-
ceeding, you are entitled at no
cost to you, to the provision of cer-
tain assistance. Please contact the
Office of the Court Administrator,
(863) 534-4690, within two (2)
working days of your receipt of this
notice; if you are hearing or voice
impaired, call TDD (863) 534-7777
or Florida Relay Services 711.
Dated this 71 day of February,
2005.
Richard M Weiss
As Clerk of the Court
By /s/ Lori Armijo
As Deputy Clerk
(SEAL)
Feb. 24, Mar. 3, 2005-0625

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POLK COUNTY DEMOCRAT
#2005-0145
SALE DATE: 2/10/2005
NOTICE OF APPLICATION
FOR TAX DEED
(CHAPTER 197.512 -
FLORIDA STATUTES)
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT
WHEELER FARMS INC.
the holder of the following cer-
tificates, has filed said certifi-
cates for a tax deed to be is-
sued thereon. The certificate
numbers and years of issuance,
the description of the property
and the names in which it was
assessed are as follows:
CERTIFICATE NO.
23398
YEARS OF ISSUANCE
5/30/1997.
DESCRIPTION OF PROP-
ERTY:
W 1/2 OF' SW 1/4 OF
NW 1/4 OF SE 1/4 OF
NW 1/4
Section 18, Township
31, Range 31
PROPERTY ID NUMBER:
18-31-31-000000-
032070
Name in which assessed:
JAMES C WILLIAMS
All of said property being in the
County of Polk,. State of Flor-
ida. To redeem property, pay-
ment must be made by Cashi-
er's Check or Money Order. NO
PERSONAL CHECKS WILL BE
ACCEPTED. Unless such certifi-
cate shall be redeemed accord-
ing to law, the property de-
scribed in such certificate or
certificates will be sold to the
highest bidder for CASH at the
Polk County Courthouse, Main
Lobby, exact location to be
posted in Main Lobby on date
of sale, on the second Thurs-
day in the Month of March
which is the 1 Oth day of March.
2005 beginning at 8:30 A.M.
with lunch recess at Noon, until
completion; and, if necessary,
continue on a day to day basis
under the same conditions as
the first sale day, during the
regular hours of the Clerk's Of-
fice until completion.
IN ACCORDANCE- WITH THE
AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES
ACT, PERSONS WITH DISABILI-
TIES NEEDING A SPECIAL AC-
COMMODATION TO REVIEW
TAX DEED SALES SHOULD CON-
TACT: CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT
COURT, ATTN: TAX DEED DEPT,
255 N. BROADWAY, BARTOW,-
FLORIDA 33830-9000 TELE-
PHONE (863) 534-4528 OR
534-4529.
DATED this 2/18/2005.
RICHARD M. WEISS,
CLERK OF CIRCUIT COURT
POLK COUNTY, FLORIDA
By: MARY ANN PETROVICH
Feb. 24, 2005-0653


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR
THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT
IN AND FOR POLK COUNTY,
FLORIDA
PROBATE DIVISION
IN RE: ESTATE OF
SUE ANN CAMPBELL MONTE-
CER,
Deceased.
File Number
05CP-0298
NOTICE TO CREDITORS
The administration of the estate
of SUE ANN CAMPBELL MON-
TECER, deceased, whose date of
death was December 18, 2004,
and whose Soeial Security Num-
ber is 594-09-8344, is pending in
the Circuit Court for Polk County,.
Florida, Probate Division, the ad-
dress of which is the Polk County
Court House, P. 0. Box 9000-
Drawer CC4, Bartow, Florida
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 the Court WITHIN
THE LATER OF THREE
MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF
THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF
THIS NOTICE OR THIRTY DAYS
AFTER THE TIME OF SERVICE
OF A COPY OF THIS NOTICE
ON THEM.
All other creditors of the dece-
dent and persons having claims or
demands against the estate of the
decedent must file their claims
with this court WITHIN 3 MONTHS
AFTER THE DATE OF THE
FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS
NOTICE.
ALL CLAIMS, NOT SO FILED
WILL BE FOREVER BARRED.
NOTWITHSTANDING THE
TIME PERIOD SET FORTH
ABOVE, ANY CLAIM FILED TO
(2) YEARS OR MORE AFTER
THE DECEDENT'S DATE OF
DEATH IS BARRED.
The date of the first publication
of this Notice is Thursday, Febru-
ary 24, 2005.
Co-Personal Representative:
ALVA NEWELL CAMPBELL
SHIRLEY B. CAMPBELL
Attorney for Personal Representa-
tive:
KELLY B. HARDWICK, III
Florida Bar No.: 211028
Post Office Box 778
Bartow, Florida 33831-0778
(863) 533-1300
Feb. 24, Mar. 3, 2005-0661


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IN THE CIRCUIT COURT
OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL
CIRCUIT IN AND FOR
POLK COUNTY, FLORIDA
IN THE MATTER OF THE
ADOPTION OF:
RICKY NGUYEN and TAMMY
NGUYEN
Adoptees.
/
CASE NO.
53-2004DR-010278-
0000-00
DIVISION 02
NOTICE OF ACTION
TO: Unknown Father
Address Unknown
YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an
action for adoption has been filed
against you and you are required
to file your answer or written de-
fenses, if any, to it on the Petition-
er's Attorney, WILLIAM D
SLICKER, ESQUIRE, whose ad-
dress is: 4554 Central Avenue,
Suite E, St. Petersburg, Florida
33711, on or before March 28,
2005, and file the original with the
clerk of the Court at: P.O. Box
9000, Bartow Drawer CC1, Bar-
tow, FL 33831 before service on
Petitioner's attorney or immedi-
ately thereafter. If you fail to do
so, a default may be entered
against you for the relief de-
manded In the complaint.
Dated February 21, 2005.
CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT
By /s/Mary Ann Ray
Deputy Clerk
(Court Seal)
Feb. 24, Mar. 3, 10, 17, 2005-
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IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
TENTH, JUDICIAL CIRCUIT-
POLK COUNTY, FLORIDA PRO-
nBATE DIVISION ,
IN RE: ESTATE OF
VICTOR ARMSTRONG
Deceased.
File Number
04CP-2885
NOTICE OF ADMINISTRA-
TION
(Intestate)
Tre admainisiraii..n ,-.i irne e.'ai1
Of VICTOR ARMSTRONG de.
ceased File r lumber OJCF- 2895
is pending in Ihe Crcuil Court lor
Polkl Cour, r,, lorijaz Prol ,,i' Dit,
gion Ite a'dresc i vr,,,.h .. P.O.
Box 9000. Drawer CC-4. Bartow.
Florida 33831 Tr. eisaie :-
ime Trne nafn-s and addresses'of
the personal representative and
the personal 'representative's at-
torney are set fbrth below.
Gowanda Armstrong
1262 Farnetts Rd.
Lakeland, Fl 33809
Willie Randolph, :
5929 3rd Avenue ,. '
Sebring, Fl 33876 ..
Kenneth C, Glpver, Esquire
505 Martin Luther King Jr., Ave.
Lakeland, FL 33802
(063) 682-6929
Any interested-person on whom
this notice .-of administration is
served must object to the qualifi-
cations of the personal represen-
tative, venue, or jurisdiction of this
Court, by filing a petition or other
pleading requesting relief in accor-
dance with the Florida Probate
rules, WITHIN THE LATER OF. 3
MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF
SERVICE OF A COPY OF THE
NOTICE ON THE OBJECTING
PERSON, OR THOSE OBJEC-
TIONS ARE FOREVER BARRED.
Any person entitled to exempt
property is required to file a peti-
tion for determination of exempt
property WITHIN THE TIME.PRO-
VIDED BY LAW OR THE RIGHT
TO EXEMPT PROPERTY IS,
DEEMED WAIVED. Any person
entitled to elective .share is re-
quired to file an election-to take
elective share WITHIN THE TIME
PROVIDED BY LAW OR THE
RIGHT TO CLAIM AN ELECTIVE
SHARE IS DEEMED WAIVED.
The date of the first publication
of this Notice is February 24,
2005.
Personal Representative:
GOWANDA ARMSTRONG
WILLIE RANDOLPH
Attorney for Personal Represen-
tative:
KENNETH C. GLOVER, ES-
QUIRE
Attorney for GOWANDA ARM-
STRONG
Florida Bar No. 27671
505 Martin L. King, Jr. Ave.
Suite 1
Lakeland, Florida 33802
Telephone: (863) 682-6926
Feb. 24, Mar. 3, 2005-0670


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT
FOR POLK COUNTY,
FLORIDA
PROBATE DIVISION
IN RE: ESTATE OF
JEAN A. PREVATT,
DECEASED.
FILE NO.:
05-CP-0147
NOTICE TO CREDITORS
AND,
NOTICE OF
ADMINISTRATION
(Intestate)
The administration of the Es-
tate of Jean A. Prevatt, de-
ceased, whose date of death
was October 6, 2004, and
whose Social Security Number
is 265-36-5751 is pending in
the Circuit Court for Polk
County, Florida, Probate Divi-
sion, the address of which is
P.O. Box 9000, Drawer CC-4,
Bartow, Florida 33830. The
name and address of the Per-
sonal 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 the dece-
dent's estate, on whom a copy of
this notice is served must file their
claims with this Court WITHIN
THE LATTER 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 PERIOD SET FORTH
ABOVE, ANY CLAIM FILED TWO
(2) YEARS OR MORE AFTER
DECEDENT'S DATE OF DEATH
IS BARRED.
Publication of this Notice began
on February 24 2005.
Judy A. Mills, Personal Repre-
sentative
358 Summer Place Drive
Auburndale, FL 33823
BILLY R. READY, ESQUIRE
Billy R. Ready, P.A.
F.B#: 322091
209 Palmetto Street
PO Box 1399
Auburndale, FL 33823
(863) 965-2516
(863) 965-2421 (Fax)
Attorney for Personal Repre-
sentative
Feb. 24, Mar. 3, 2005-0673

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IN THE CIRCUIT COURT
TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT
POLK COUNTY, FLORIDA
PROBATE DIVISION
IN RE: ESTATE OF
JOHN R. McCLOSKEY,
DECEASED.
FILE NO.:
05CP-0394
NOTICE TO CREDITORS.

NOTICE OF
ADMINISTRATION
(Testate)
The administration of, the
Estate of JOHN R.
McCLOSKEY File Number
05CP- 0394, 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 es-
tate is testate and .the date of
the Decedent's Will is February
1, 2005. The name and ad-
dress of the Personal Represen-
tative and the Personal Repre-
sentative's attorney are set
forth below.
All persons on whom a copy
this Notice of Administration is
served must file objections that
challenge the validity of the
Will, the qualifications of the
Personal Representative, venue,
or jurisdiction of this Court by
filing a petition or other plead-
ing requesting relief with this
Court, in accordance with the
Florida Probate Rules, WITHIN
THREE MONTHS AFTER
THE DATE, OF SERVICE
OF A COPY OF THIS NO-
TICE ON THEM.
All creditors of the Decedent
and other persons having
claims or demands against De-
cedent's Estate, including un-
matured, contingent or unliqui-
dated claims, on whom a copy
of this Notice is served must
file their claims with this Court
WITHIN THE LATER OF
THREE MONTHS AFTER
THE DATE OF THE FIRST
PUBLICATION OF THIS
NOTICE OR THIRTY DAYS
AFTER THE DATE OF
SERVICE OF A COPY OF
THIS NOTICE ON THEM..
All other creditors of the De-
cedent and other persons hav-
ing claims or demands against
the Decedent's Estate, includ-
ing unmatured, contingent or
unliquidated claims, must file
their claims with this court
WITHIN THREE MONTHS
AFTER THE DATE OF THE
FIRST PUBLICATION OF
THIS NOTICE.
ALL CLAIMS, DE-
MANDS, AND OBJEC-
TIONS 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 the first publica-
tion of this Notice is February
24.2005.
Personal Representative:
ANDREW P. TRAKAS
123 Avenue C, S.W..
Winter Haven, Florida 33880
Attorney for Personal Repre-
sentative:
ANDREW P. TRAKAS, ESQUIRE
Andrew P. Trakas, P. A.
P.O. Drawer 1151
Winter Haven, Florida, 33882-
1151
Florida Bar //106270
Telephone: 863 299-5675
Feb. 24, Mar. 3, 2005-0654


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF
POLK COUNTY, FLORIDA
IN RE: ESTATE OF
SUSIE RIGDON BROWN,
Deceased.
PROBATE DIVISION
File Number:
05CP-0364
NOTICE TO CREDITORS
(Summary Administration)
TO ALL PERSONS HAVING
CLAIMS OR DEMANDS
AGAINST THE ABOVE ESTATE:
You are hereby notified that an
Order .of Summary Administration
has been entered in the estate of
Susie Rigdon Brown, deceased,
File Number 05CP-0364, by the
Circuit Court for Polk County, Flor-
ida, Probate Division, the address
of which is Drawer CC-4, Post Of-
fice Box 9000, Bartow, FL 33831;
that the total cash value of the es-
tate is $500.00 and that the name
and address of those to whom it
has been assigned by such Order
are:
Billy Brooks Brown, Jr.
1975 Hermosa Avenue
Bartow, FL 33830
ALL INTERESTED PERSONS
ARE NOTIFIED THAT:
All creditors of the estate of the
decedent and '.persons having
claims or demands against the es-
tate on whom a copy of this notice
is served within three months after
the date of the first publication of
this notice must file their claims
with this Court WITHIN THREE
MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF
THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF
THIS NOTICE OR THIRTY DAYS
AFTER THE DATE OF SERVICE
OF A COPY OF THIS NOTICE
ON THEM.
All other creditors of the dece-
dent and other persons having
claims or demands against the es-
tate of the decedent must filetheir'
claims with this Court WITHIN
THREE MONTHS AFTER THE
DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICA-
TION OF THIS NOTICE.
ALL CLAIMS AND DEMANDS
NOT SO FILED WILL BE FOR-
EVER BARRED.
The date of the first publication
of this Notice is February 24
2005.
Person Giving Notice:
Billy Brooks Brown, Jr.
1975 Hermosa Avenue
Bartow, FL 33830
Attorney for Persons Giving No-
tice:
George T. Dunlap; III
245 South Central Avenue
Post Office Drawer 30
Bartow, Florida 33831
(863) 533-7117
Florida Bar No. 021164
Feb. 24, Mar. 3, 2005-0656


NOTICE
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cation of name changes for select
Starz and Encore channels effec-
tive March 28, 2005, for Comcast
customers in digital areas.
* Starz.Theater will be renamed
Starz Edge, and will feature a
broader selection of contemporary
films aimed primarily at teens and
young adults.
* Black Starz will be renamed
Starz in Block
* Starz Family will be renamed
Starz Kids & Family and will be
modified to feature kids program-
ming during the day (6a-6p) and
family programming in the eve-
nings (6a-6p).
* Starz Kids will renamed Starz
Comedy, and will be modified to
feature new hit comedy movies
and contemporary favorites.
' Encore True Stories will be re-
named Encore Drama.
Feb. 24, 2005-0664 .


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF
THE STATE OF FLORIDA, IN
AND FOR POLK COUNTY
PROBATE DIVISION
IN RE: ESTATE OF
MARGARET MARIE GILLAN
Deceased.
File Number:
02CP-0998
NOTICE TO CREDITORS
The administration of the Estate
of MARGARET MARIE GILLAN,
deceased, Case Number 02CP-
0998 is pending in the Circuit
Court for Polk County, Florida,
Probate Division, the address of
which is Drawer CC-4, Post Office
Box 9000, Bartow, Florida 33831-
9000. The names and addresses
of the Personal Representative
and the Personal Representative's
attorney are set forth below.
ALL INTERESTED PERSONS
ARE NOTIFIED THAT:
All creditors of the Decedent
and other persons having claims
or demands against Decedent's
estate on whom this Notice is
served within three months after
the date of the first publication of
this Notice must file their claims
with the Court WITHIN THE
LATER OF THREE MONTHS AF-
TER THE DATE OF THE FIRST
PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE
OR THIRTY DAYS AFTER THE
DATE OF SERVICE OF A COPY
OF THIS NOTICE ON THEM.
All other creditors of the Dece-
dent and persons having claims or
demands against the Decedent's
estate must file their claims with
this Court WITHIN THREE
MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF
THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF
THIS NOTICE.
ALL CLAIMS, DEMANDS AND
OBJECTIONS NOT SO FILED
WILL BE FOREVER BARRED.
The date of the first publication
of this Notice is February 24
2005.
Personal Representatives
Lyla W. Douce
'Personal Representative
2537 Lakeview Street
Lakeland, Florida 33801
This Document Prepared By:
Law Offices of Mark F. Dahle,
P.A.
By: Mark F. Dahle
Attorney for Personal Representa-
tive
5150 South Florida Avenue
Building A, Suite 105
Post Office Box 6629
Lakeland, Florida 33807-6629
Telephone: (863) 648-0100
Florida Bar No. 0716405
Feb. 24, Mar. 3, 2005-0650




IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN
AND FOR POLK COUNTY,
FLORIDA
IN RE: THE FORMER MAR-
RIAGE OF:
EVELYN HAYMON,
Former Wife,
and
JAMES W. HAYMON, SR.,
Former Husband.
CASE NO: GCF-98-5389
SECTION: 2
NOTICE OF ACTION
TO: EVELYN HAYMON
DECEASED
YOU ARE HEREBY NOTIFIED,
that a Motion to Terminate Ali-
mony has been filed against you
by JAMES W. HAYMON. SR., and
you are required to serve a copy
of your written defenses, if any, to
it to his attorney, MICHAEL S.
FARRELL, whose mailing address
is 1628, South Florida Avenue,
Lakeland, Florida, 33803, on or
before March 17, 2005, and to file
the original with the Clerk of this
Court either before service on Pe-
titioner's attorney or immediately
thereafter; otherwise a default will
be entered against you for the re-
lief demanded in the Complaint.
Dated this 8th day of February,
2005.
RICHARD M. WEISS
As Clerk of the Court
By: /s/ Tamika Joiner
Deputy Clerk
(Court Seal)
Feb. 17, 24, Mar. 3, 10. 2005-
0552


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GARAGE SALE
FRIDAY 2/25 ONLY from 8 -2
Two family yard sale, 1550
Harbor Way off Clower and
555. Lots of stuff- a little bit of
everything for those yard sale
junkies!

MULTI-FAMILY YARD SALE.
Fowler's Grocery Parking Lot
3595 Hwy 98 East; Fort
Meade, Florida. Saturday,
February 26, ONLY. From:
7:00 a.m.....?
SATURDAY, FEB. 26, 2005.
8:00 a.m. 1:00 p.m. Ham-
mock Lake Estates Mobile
Home Park, US 17 South of
Fort Meade. Household,
clothes, books, craft items,
tools, collectables and much
more. Food, drink and bake
goods.
SATURDAY, FEB. 26th., 8
a.m. 1325 S. Floral Avenue.
VICTORY PRAISE, 128 East
Main, Bowling Green, Friday
Feb. 25, Saturday Feb. 26, 8
a.m. Bicycles, treadmills, fur-
niture, dishes, clothing.
YARD SALE
Bartow Church of God. 1460
E. Stuart Street.. Friday and
Saturday, 02/25/26, 8:00
a.m.-? Something for every-
one, clothes all sizes, miscel-
laneous household 'items,
large and small kitchen items,
toys, baby items 'and food.

HOUSE
FOR SALE_
1145 ILENE Avenue, 3 bed-
room, 2 bath, 1675 living sq.
ft. Appliances, new paint, roof,
large corner lot, fence back
yard, $115,000. 534-1641.

1240 S. Woodlawn. 3 bed-
room, 2 bath, family room,
den, fireplace, CHA, Applian-
ces, 1388 living area, 1753 to-
tal area. $95,000.00. 533-
0130 for appointment.
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.

MOBILE HOME
FOR RENT
BUY OR lease option. 2 bed-
room shed Highland City lot
included. $550-$35,000. 863-
640-0723.


OFFICE SPACE
FOR RENT
510 S. Broadway, Office for
rent, 1200 square feet, $900
month deposit. 1 year lease.
Call 863-603-7715 or 863-
533-4482.

HISTORIC DOWNTOWN Bar-
tow. Walking distance to
Courthouse. Newly renovated
offices, approximately 400 sq.
ft. each plus reception area,
men/women restrooms and
kitchen. $495 per month per
office, includes utilities. 863-
533-6003.
NEW 1,000 sq. ft. office suite
for lease in Bartow. $1100 per
month. Call Quality Realty &
Investments, 533-0888.







What do you do if
you accidently hit a
manatee while
boating?
Notify the Flodda Maine
Patrol (FMP) as soon as
possible so that the manatee
cari be monitored and captured
and treated for Intemrnal or
external Injuries if needed.

Provide the manatee's
location and try to stay in the
manatee's vicinity until help
comes.

Report injured, dead, orphaned

Calli -OIAL-FMP or *FMP
on your mobile phohe.

"It's Yoew Coast!"


FOR SALE
1930's Chifforobe $300. Call
709-1246 after 6 p.m.
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.
DININGROOM TABLE, 2
benches, 2 chairs, great for
kids, brand new $75. 581-
0464.
FRENCH PROVINCIAL set.
Consisting of 9 drawer dress-
er/mirror, 5 drawer chest and
end table, $500 OBO. Full
size frame, mattress, box
springs $50 OBO. 1993 Mag-
navox stereo, excellent condi-
tion, $75 OBO. 533-1023.
MOTORCYCLE 1982 Honda
GL 500 Silver Wing, runs
great only 12,500 miles
$1500, 863-528-8283.
ONE 80" couch, light tan, two
large chairs, aqua. all for
$150. Call 533-7426.
QUEEN SIZE sleeper sofa,
very good condition. $250
OBO. 285-8200.
RCA WOOD Cabinet tv, 30"
tall, 451/2" long, 20" deep. 25'
screen. EXCELLENT PIC-
TURE AND SOUND $45.00.
Call 533-8538.
"TWO HOMES on Walnut Dr.
in Fort Meade, 3 bedroom, 2
bath, and 3 bedroom, 1 bath,
with appliances. $89,900 and
$79,000 respectively. Call
Sandy Larrison, Joe L. Davis,
Inc. at 773-2128".
WINTER CLARENCE-DAVIS
Tree Farm-Replanting, must
clear field! Need to replace
lost or damaged trees due to
the hurricanes? Get your
trees now at a reduced price.
Crape myrtles, Muskogee,
Natchez and Tuscaroras eight
to fifteen feet tall, 65.00-
125.00. Drake Elms, 20 feet,
4.5-5.5 caliper, 150.00. Pre-
Dug, ready to load. Limited
quantities. call Now! 863-285-
8991.

NOTICE
POLK COUNTY BoCC
PROJECTS:
For information on Polk Coun-
ty BoCC procurements,
please visit our website at
www.polk-county.net, select
the "Notice of Bids" link under
"Doing Business" for a list of
all active solicitations for Invi-
tations to Bid, Request For
Proposals, Requests for Infor-
mation, Requests for Pre-
Qualification and other pro-
curement opportunities. To
download bid documents, se-
lect the link for the desired
project and complete the bid
summary/registration form
and fax it to Polk County Pur-
chasing at 863-534-0055. If
the bid document contains in-
formation that is unable to be
downloaded, the link will list
further instructions. All solici-
tations and procurement infor-
mation are also available in
the lobby of the Purchasing
Division, 2470 Clower Lane,
Bartow, FL 33830 between
the hours of 8 A.M. to 5 P.M.
Monday-Friday.

To guarantee receipt of ad-
denda, it is necessary to
complete a Bid Registration
form which may be ob-
tained from the County's
website or the Purchasing
Division Office.

WANTED
TO BUY
USED FISHING Reels work-
ing or not. 533-9548.

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


DON'T SAIL AWAY FROM A GOOD iN \
BARGIAN, READ THE CLASSIFIED!


Bartow Animal a

Care Hospital |

775 W. Main St.

all for an appointment.

533-4402


tion @ 1740 N. Park Avenue,
Bartow, FL. (1 Block off 98
behind Ruby Tuesday).


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GENERAL
HELP WANTED


WELDERS WANTED I
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.



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.
MECHANIC Bowling Green
Small Engine. Must have
tools and transportation. Call
863-375-4056.
NEEDED PART time caution
flaggers for local motor cross
track. Saturday and Sunday
from 8:30-4:15. Call 224-
0238.
SUNSHINE FOLIAGE
WORLD
Supervisor position available
at Ft. Meade foliage nursery.
Experience preferred, but not
required. Job function may in-
volve lifting up to 50 pounds,
stooping, bending, loading &
unloading materials and work-
ing in adverse conditions.
This is a full time position that
offers flexible hours. To apply
please call our Zolfo Strings
location. 863-735-0501.
THE OAKS School is taking
applications for Janitorial.
Please call 533-5539 or fax
resume to 533-9511.

For Your
Convenience,
The Leader
Accepts Visa
and MasterCard


LOST
$100 REWARD-LOST DOG
Black/tan Miniature Pincher,
Female, 5 pounds, lost in
Parker Street area of Bartow
on 2/18. LOVED AND
MISSED! Please call 863-
698-9276 or 863 287-4335 if
found.

FOUND
KITTEN AREA of Orange and
Stuart Street. 533-7575.

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.

VEHICLE
FOR SALE
2000 CHEVROLET Cavalier,
2 dr., auto, AM/FM radio, air,
59,000 miles, black, $5450.
863-519-5801 or 863-412-
8899.
GROVE TRACTOR, 1960
Ford major diesel w/ mower,
chopper, 500 gallon water
tank, parts for 1960 Ford trac-
tor. 863-533-7233.
91 FORD Mustang LX, $2,000
OBO. 863-581-0464.


APARTMENT
FOR RENT
BE THE first to occupy a new-
ly renovated & decorated af-
fordable rental apartment.
Ask about our move-in spe-
cials including 2 months free
rent.
1, 2 & 3 bedroom apartments
with air conditioning, carpet,
appliances, spacious closets,
widow treatments offered at
rental rates beginning at $323
plus utilities. Rental assis-
tance available to qualified
applicants. Laundry & com-
munity building Tenant pro-
grams, farmworker house-
holds, welcomed. Handicap
units available. Income limits
apply. Applications: 9:00 a.m.-
5:00 p.m., Monday-Friday.
Whispering Pines Apartments
863-293-8838
Scott Drive, Bartow.
(TDD#1-800-955-8771)


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.
EFFICIENCY APARTMENT,
cable and utilities included.
533-8082.
LARGE 1 bedroom unfurnish-
ed, stove, refrigerator, ac.
Good location. No pets. 533-
4088.
SEA EL PRIMERO EN EX-
TRENAR LOS NUEVOS RE-
MODELADOS Y BAJO
COST APARTAMENTOS
DE VIVIENDA.
PREGUNTE SOBRE NUES-
TRO ESPECIAL AL INTA-
LARSE INCLUSO DOS ME-
SES DE TENTA GRATIS
Apartamentos de 1, 2, y 3
cuartos con aire de acondicio-
nado, alfombra, electrodo-
mesticos, armario amplio, tra-
tamientos de ventanas todo
ofrecido a tarifas de renta co-
menzando de $323 mas utili-
dads. Asistenia de renta dis-
ponible para solicitante cualifi-
cados. Lavanderi y salon para
actividades sobre programs
de inquilinos. Bienvenidos to-
da familiar de trabajadores de
finca. Apartamentos designa-
dos para los encapcitados y
desabilitados. Limites de in-
gresos aplican. Solicirudes de
9:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. de Lunes
a Viernes. Whispering Pines
Apartments, 863-293-8838,
Scott Drive, Bartow, FL.
(TDD#1-800-955-8771)

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
AEROBIC INSTRUCTOR
needed at The Gym at Bar-
tow. 534-1088.

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.
COMMUNICATIONS
SPECIALIST
Lakeland Christian organiza-
tion is looking or a full-time,
entry-level writer, graphic ar-
tist and video producer to de-
velop news and feature sto-
ries, brochures, advertising,
promotional materials and vid-
eos. Preferred: writing and de-
sign proficiency, and PC ex-
perience with Adobe InDe-
sign, Photoshop and Premiere
Pro. Send resume to: Com-
munications Director, P.O.
Box 8190, Lakeland, Fla.
33802
DRIVERS WANTED, class A
CDL. Three years experience,
24 or older. Dedicated runs,
home every night. 863-533-
4567.
FULL-TIME IN home child
care person, Fort Meade
area. Housekeeping and light
cooking. Call for more infor-
mation. 285-9844.
MATURE DEPENDABLE Re-
ceptionist for fast paced con-
struction office. Responsibili-
ties include (but are not limit-
ed to): Multi-line phones,
greeting customers, filing,
general office duties. Monday-
Friday, 8:00-4:30. To Apply:

Fax resume to 863-534-1616
or come in to fill out applica-









12B The Polk County Democrat Feb. 24, 2005




Out of My Range by Dawn Wade


Go


For Greens


This


Week


Greens are yummy. Just ask
any child.
In all honesty, leafy greens can
be a treat in salads, soups and a
host of entrees.
This week we offer a variety of
recipes featuring greens from
www.meals.com.
Try a few this week.

Barley, Beef and Kale Soup
1 tablespoon oil
1 onion, chopped
1 pound stew beef, diced
4 cups beef broth
1/2 cup barley
1 teaspoon thyme
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 pound mushroom, sliced
1 cup kale, chopped
Heat oil in a kettle, or large,
heavy saucepan over medium
heat. Add chopped onion and
diced stew beef; cook until well
browned..Add beef broth, barley,
thyme, and salt; bring to a boil.
Reduce the heat, cover, and
simmer about 1 hour, or until the
barley and meat are almost ten-
der. Add sliced mushrooms and
chppped kale. Cover and cook 5 to
10 minutes more, or until the kale
is cooked.


Beef Tenderloin over
Greens
There's no better way to top a
salad than with melt-in-your-
mouth beef tenderloin.
1 cup boiling water
1 Maggi beef flavor bouillon
cubes
1/4 cup balsamic vinegar
2 tablespoons light brown
sugar
1 teaspoon olive oil
12 ounces beef tenderloin, fat
trimmed, cut into 4 pieces
8 cups baby salad greens
1 cup cherry tomatoes, cut in
half
Combine water and bouillon in
small bowl; stir to dissolve. Stir in
vinegar and sugar.
Heat oil in large skillet over
medium-high heat. Add beef; cook
on each side for 3 to 5 minutes or
until desired doneness. Remove
from skillet. Slice beef into strips.
Divide baby greens and tomatoes
among plates; top with beef.
Add sauce mixture to skillet;
stir to loosen brown bits from bot-
tom of skillet. Cook over medium-
high heat, without stirring, for 5
minutes or until reduced by half.
Pour over salad.


Boiled Mustard Greens
These greens have a naturally
peppery bite; try them with .& pat
of butter and a sprinkle of cider
vinegar. They're great as part of a
traditional Southern meal pan-
fried catfish, red beans and rice,,
and cornbread.
1-1/2 pounds mustard greens
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon pepper
Discard coarse stems, midribs
and any blemished or wilted
leaves from mustard greens.
Rinse well in cold water. Place in
a stockpot full of water and sim-
mer, covered, for 10 to 15 minutes
or until soft; drain. Sprinkle with
salt and pepper. Serve hot.


Boiled Spinach
This might have been one of
the favorite ways Popeye fixed his
spinach.
1-1/2 pounds spinach,
trimmed, rinsed and patted dry
1/2 teaspoon salt
2 tablespoons butter
Place spinach in a large pot of
boiling water; cook 3 to 5 minutes;
drain.
Place in serving dish and
sprinkle with salt and dot with
butter.


Colcannon
Bubble and Squeak is the
British version of Irish
Colcannon. Dating back to the
1700s, this dish is a mixture of
buttery mashed potatoes and a
green leafy vegetable, kale in this
case. Cabbage, turnips or collard
greens are other favorite greens
for Colcannon.
1 package (10-oz.) frozen kale,
thawed and patted dry
1-1/2 pounds potatoes, peeled
and thinly sliced
3/4 cup water
2 tablespoons chopped peeled
onion
3/4 cup 2% milk


2 tablespoons butter or mar-
garine


1/4 teaspoon salt
1/8 teaspoon ground black pep-
per
Microwave kale on high for 6 to
8 minutes in a microwave-safe
dish; drain. Transfer to a separate
dish and set aside.
Combine potatoes, water and
onions in the same, microwave-
safe dish. Microwave on high 16
minutes or until potatoes are ten-
der. Drain and remove to a large
bowl; 'add milk, butter, salt and
pepper.
Mash potatoes and beat until
smooth, about 2 minutes. Squeeze
remaining liquid from kale; add
to potatoes. Stir briefly to com-
bine. Serve immediately.


Creamed Spinach
1 package (10-oz.) frozen
chopped spinach, thawed
1/2 cup Carnation evaporated
milk
1/4 cup chopped peeled onion
1 teaspoon crushed garlic
Place spinach and evaporated
milk in a blender or food proces-
sor; process to a smooth puree.
Heat a 3-quart saucepan over
medium-high heat. Add onion and
garlic; stir well for about 3 min-
utes. Mixture will tend to stick
due to lack of oil; adjust heat
accordingly and scrape bottom of
pot occasionally.
Add spinach puree and; stir for
3 minutes. Lower heat, cover, and
simmer about 8 minutes.
Uncover, raise the heat, and cook
3 to 4 minutes until juice from the
spinach evaporates. Serve hot.


Field Green Salad with
Toasted Pecans and Pear
Vinaigrette
Toasted pecans and ripe pears
served over salad greens combine
to make a very elegant salad that
doesn't take a lot of time to pre-
pare.
2/3 cup pecans or walnuts,
coarsely chopped
1/3 cup pear Kerns -from
Libby's All Nectar
.1/3 cup white wine vinegar
1/4 cup salad, olive or veg-
etable oil
1 tablespoon Dijon mustard
10 oz. mixed salad greens
4 ripe pears (such as comice,
anjou or bosc), cored and thinly
sliced.
2/3 cup crumbled blue cheese
Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
Place nuts on baking sheet.
Bake for 6 to 8 minutes or until
lightly browned.
Combine nectar, vinegar, oil
and mustard in medium bowl;
whisk to blend. Season with salt
and ground black pepper.
Place salad greens in large
bowl. Toss with a little vinai-
grette. Place greens on large plat-
ter or in serving bowl. Top with
pears, nuts and cheese. Drizzle
with additional vinaigrette. Serve


Beef Tenderloin over Greens

immediately.


Fresh Greens with Pasta
Quick and simple dish to make'
during the hectic mid-week
schedule.
1 pound linguini
.1 pound spinach, cleaned,
trimmed, cut in 1/2-inch strips
1 clove garlic, crushed
1/4 cup butter
1 clove garlic, crushed
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/8 teaspoon ground black pep-
per
1/4 cup grated Parmesan
cheese
Prepare linguini according to
the package directions. Drain; set
aside.
Dry spinach well. Melt butter
in a saucepan; saut6 spinach and
garlic clove over low heat. Cover
and cook until the greens are wilt-
ed, about 1 minute.'Toss with the
cooked pasta and season with
salt, pepper; top with Parmesan
cheese.


Fruited Spinach Salad
This leafy salad enlists a med-
le.y offruits to delight your palate.
All are showered with a honeyed
poppyseed vinaigrette.
1/4 cup white wine vinegar
3 tablespoons vegetable oil
2 tablespoons honey
1 teaspoon poppy seeds
1/2 teaspoon dry mustard
1 bunch spinach, rinsed,
trimmed and shredded
1 papaya, peeled, pitted and
chopped
1 pear, cored and sliced
1-1/2 cups seedless grapes,
halved'
In a jar with a tight fitting lid,
combine vinegar, oil, honey, poppy
seeds and dry mustard; cover and
shake well to mix.
Combine spinach, papaya, pear
and grapes in a large salad bowl;
pour dressing on top just before
serving and toss well.


Garlic Spinach
This creamy garlic sauce dress-
es up a simple vegetable for an
elegant side to any meat or poul-
try.
3 tablespoons chopped peeled
garlic
2 tablespoons butter or mar-
garine
1 tablespoon chopped trimmed
green onion
1 cup whipping cream
1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
2 packages 10-oz. frozen
chopped spinach, thawed and
pressed dry
2 teaspoons salt
1/2 teaspoon ground black pep-
per
Combine garlic, butter and
green onion in a medium
saucepan. Cook over medium
heat for 3 minutes. Add cream


and nutmeg; bring to a boil.
Reduce heat and simmer over
medium-low heat until cream
thickens, 4 to 5 minutes.
Add spinach, salt and pepper.
Return to a boil and heat thor-
oughly before serving.


Gingered Chinese Greens
Stir-Fry
7 ounces firm tofu
3 tablespoons orange juice
1 tablespoon lime or lemon
juice
1 tablespoon soy sauce
1 tablespoon water
2 teaspoons cornstarch
1 teaspoon sugar
4 teaspoons vegetable oil,
divided
4 cups packed shredded
Chinese cabbage or bok choy
1 teaspoon grated gingerroot
1 tablespoon chopped fresh
cilantro..
1 teaspoon chili oil
If tofu is water-packed, drain
and place bet weer two plates. Top
with weights such as canned
foods or a heavy book.i and press
for 15 to 20 minutes. Remove
weights and pat dry. Cut into 1/2-
inch cubes.
In a small bowl, whisk togeth-
er orange juice, lime juice, soy
sauce, water, cornstarch and
sugar; set aside.
Heat half the oil in a large non-
stick skillet over .medium-high
heat. Add tofu and stir-fry until
browned on all sides. Remove
from skillet with a slotted spoon.
Add remaining oil, if necessary.
Add greens and ginger and stir-
fry until greens begin to wilt.
About 2 to 3 minutes. Add tofu
and sauce -and toss until thor-
oughly combined and sauce thick-
ens.
Sprinkle with chili oil and
cilantro. Serve immediately.


Ham Hocks and Collard
Greens
A southern specialty, stewed
collard greens with smoky bits of
pork. Don't forget to serve with
the highly flavored broth. Serve it
over rice.
1-1/2 pounds ham hocks
1 onion, peeled and chopped
1 teaspoon crushed red pepper
flakes
2 pounds collard greens, rinsed
and sliced
1 tomato, sliced
Place ham hocks in large
saucepan with water to cover and
bring to a boil. Remove and dis-.
card any and all thing floating on
top; add onion and red pepper
flakes. Turn down heat to a sim-
mer and cook, covered, for 40 min-
utes.
Add collard greens to saucepan
and continue cooking until ham
hocks are tender, about 15 more
minutes. Serve greens with bits of
pork and a little of broth; garnish


with tomato.


Hazelnut-Citrus Dressed
Baby Greens
6 cups (6-oz.) baby greens
3/4 cup tangerine supreme,
(see note)
3/4 cup (3-oz.) hazelnuts, toast-
ed, skins removed and sliced
3 tablespoons finely chopped
fresh chives
1 recipe Hazelnut-Citrus,
Vinaigrette, (see below)
1/4 cup fresh tangerine or
orange juice
1 tablespoon lemon juice
1/4 cup rice wine vinegar
1 tablespoon honey
1/2 cup (2-oz.) hazelnuts; toast-
ed, skins removed and chopped
skins
1 teaspoon fresh thyme leaves
1/2 cup olive oil
In large bowl, gently toss
greens with dressing. Divide
salad between 12 plates. Garnish
salad with tangerine Supremes,
sliced hazelnuts and chives.
*To prepare tangerine
supreme: Cut off skin and white
pith from fruit. Free each seg-
ment by cutting down against
membrane on either side. Lift out
segment and remove any seeds.
Squeeze juice from membranes
into a bowl and reserve for dress-
ing.
Hazelnut-Citrus Vinaigrette
Blend juices, rice wine vinegar,
honey, hazelnuts and thyme
together in blender. Slowly drizzle
in olive oil. Season to taste with
salt and pepper.


Marinated Spinach
Olive oil, garlic and red wine
vinegar dress simple steamed
spinach in this timelessly deli-
cious vegetable side dish. Try it on
a bed of hot pasta, accented with
grated Parmesan, for a simple
vegetarian dinner.
2 pounds fresh spinach, well-
rinsed and trimmed
1/2 cup olive oil
1/4 cup chopped peeled garlic
1/4 cup red wine vinegar
1/4 cup lemon juice
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/8 teaspoon pepper
Place spinach in a saucepan
with a small amount of water,
cover and steam until cooked,
about 2 to 3 minutes. Place the
pan in ice water and cool; drain.
Heat olive oil and garlic togeth-
er in a heavy skillet over medium-
high heat; saut6 garlic until ten-
der and fragrant, 2 to 3 minutes
once the oil starts sizzling. Let
cool slightly, then add red wine
vinegar, lemon juice, salt and pep-
per; toss with steamed spinach.
Let stand for 30 minutes at
room temperature to let the fla-
vors have a chance to mingle.


Mixed Greens with Honey-
Mustard Vinaigrette
Toss an elegant salad together
in no time; purchase your choice
of mixed greens and oranges in
season and dress with tangy
honey mustard vinaigrette.
Served as a starter or a light
lunch.
1/4 cup red wine vinegar
1 tablespoon honey
2 teaspoons whole grained
mustard
1/4 cup red wine vinegar
2/3 cup olive oil
1/8 teaspoon salt
1/8 teaspoon ground black pep-
per
1/2 pound mixed greens
(watercress, arugula, green leaf
lettuce)
2 oranges, peeled and cut into
segments (see note)
Whisk vinegar with honey and
mustard in a small bowl. Slowly
add olive oil (starting a drop at a
time) while continuing to whisk.
When all of oil has been incorpo-
rated, add salt and pepper (to
taste).
Toss greens with orange seg-
ments in a large, chilled bowl or
on a large platter. Drizzle dress-
ing over all. Makes 1 cup.
To section an orange for a
salad: With a sharp chef's knife,
slice off the top and bottom so the
orange will stand on end. Proceed
to slice the, peel off from top to
bottom, making sure to slice away
all the white pith and the outer
membrane of the orange sections.
When you are through, each
orange section should come out
easily, though you may need a
paring knife to separate it from
the dividing membranes. Do this
last part over a bowl to catch any
juices you may need.


Mixed Greens with Orange
Basil Vinaigrette
Serve this vibrant California-
style salad to brighten up winter
greens. Try squeezing a fresh
orange for the juice.
1/4 cup chicken broth, slightly
thickened with cornstarch
2 tablespoons olive oil
2 tablespoons orange juice
2 tablespoons rice vinegar
1 tablespoon chopped fresh
basil
1 teaspoon Dijon mustard
1/2 teaspoon sugar
1/8 teaspoon pepper
6 cups mixed salad greens
4 ounces sliced mushrooms
Whisk first eight ingredients
together in a small bowl.
(Vinaigrette can be prepared 4
hours ahead.)
Cover and refrigerate. Whisk
well before serving.
Place greens in a large bowl
and add vinaigrette.'
Toss to coat, garnish with
sliced mushrooms.


Mustard Green Patties
2 pounds mustard greens,
stems removed, chopped
3 eggs
1/4 cup grated Parmesan
cheese
1/4 cup flour
2 tablespoons grated onions
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon black ground pep-
per
1/2 cup dry bread crumbs
2 tablespoons oil
In a medium saucepan add
mustard greens with a small
amount salted water cook, cov-
ered for 9 to 12 minutes or until
tender; drain well.
In a medium bowl add greens
with eggs, Parmesan cheese,
flour, onion, salt and pepper; mix
well.
Shape into patties and roll in
dry bread crumbs until evenly
coated. In a skillet with hot oil;
brown on both sides. Remove and
place on a paper towel; pat any
excess grease off.
Place on. a serving plate; serve
warm.


Mustard Greens with
Shrimp
9 cups water, divided
1 pound mustard greens,
trimmed and chopped
4 teaspoons vegetable oil
1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper
1/2 teaspoon ground black pep-
per
2 pounds shrimp, peeled and
deveined
1/2 cup vegetable oil
6 tablespoons chopped green
onions
5 teaspoons clam juice, divided
1/2 teaspoon tomato paste
Bring 6 cups water to a boil in
a large kettle. Add the mustard
greens and oil. Simmer on medi-
um-high for 15 minutes, stirring
occasionally; drain.
Meanwhile, combine garlic
powder, salt, cayenne pepper and
pepper. Sprinkle over shrimp and
toss to coat evenly.
Heat oil in a large skillet. Add
green onions and 1 teaspoon clam
juice. Add the seasoned shrimp
and cook, stirring constantly,
until pink and cooked thoroughly.
In a saucepan, bring 3 cups
water, 4 teaspoons clam juice and
tomato paste to a boil. Reduce the
heat and simmer for 2 minutes.
Add the mustard greens and the
cooked shrimp; heat thoroughly.


Oriental Ramen Salad
Crunchy noodles and crisp
greens combine for a quick and
delicious salad. To make this
salad a meal, simply add sliced

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Mixed Greens