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Democrat Vol. 74, No. 51


BHS A-Team Wins

County Tournament

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Bartow, Florida 33830


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Democrat


Two Sections, 20 Pages


50 Cents


MONDAY
February 28, 2005
Copyright 2005 Frisbie Publishing Co., Inc.


.. 'East Bartow Convenience


'Store May Not Reopen


ON WATERS THAT ARE USUALLY knee-high, a giant barge is cials, the clean-up operations could be completed as soon as the end of
able to navigate: safely as part of the debris clean-up operations on the March. (Photo by Jim Burby)
Peace River. According to Southwest Florida Water Management offi-


Peace River Clean Up Efforts Making Headway


By RUSTIN DWYER
Staff Writer

F Florida's unprecedented barrage of hurricanes ravaged the state,
but damages weren't limited to homes and businesses. Peace River
also sustained its share- of damage, and now, six months later the
clean-up efforts continue.
'There was significant debris in the watershed in Hardee, DeSoto,
Charlotte and Polk Counties," said Mark Hammond, director of the
resource management department of the Southwest Florida Water
Management District (SFWMD).
The SFWMD's estimated bill for clean up of the Peace River and
all its tributaries is more than $10 million, of which the state will pay
$3 to $4 million, he said.
But those numbers don't include the work contracted out by indi-
vidual counties, so in- all, the price tag to clean the waterway could
reach well beyond thatL'
Currently, 1-4 of 25 miles of Peace River have been cleared of debris,
consisting mostly of fallen trees and the loose vegetation that got
caught up in 'the fallen trees. At the mouth of the Peace River in


Charlotte County, gnarled sheets of aluminum, shingles and other
household debris litter the waterway, preventing many riverside
homeowners from launching their boats.
"In Charlotte Harbor, it really looks like a litter field," Hammond
said.
The debris presents a serious flood protection issue, -e .said. In a
worst-case scenario, trees could get lodged in a bridge and cause
blockages, severely damaging the bridge.
Presently, the appearance of the Peace River is radically different
in some spots. Special barges with cranes attached are now able to
navigate in areas that were once only three or four feet deep. The
process is slow going, but headway is being made.
"We've had 18 to 20 people working six days a week since the first
week of December," Hammond said. "We're thinking we'll be finished
around the end of March."
The crews are moving large pieces of debris onto the flood plain and
some are sent off to be chipped or burned. It is a labor intensive under-
taking and will take an especially long time in Polk and Charlotte
Counties, he said.
"Polk seemed to be complicated because it was the point all three
(storm) systems came across," Hammond said.


By S. L. FRISBIE, IV
Publisher

A convenience store in East
Bartow that closed in late May or
early June of last year will not be
allowed to reopen.
The board of adjustment voted
unanimously on Thursday to
uphold the decision of Planning
Dir. Robert Wiegers that the store
had been closed for more than 90
days and could not reopen
because it is in an area zoned for
residential use.
The sticking point: the owner
of the building said that a new
tenant was refused a city occupa-
tional license on Sept. 1 88
days after the city shut off elec-
tricity to the building.
Board of adjustment members
decided that wasn't enough to jus-
tify allowing the store to reopen.
The store, then operating as
Samar Food Mart, is located at
1110 Golfview Ave., a short dis-
tance from Gibbons Street
Elementary School.
Wiegers told the board that on
June 4 of last year, the city dis-
connected electricity to the build-
ing.
In 2000, the city rezoned the
property on which that store and
one other convenience store are
located, changing the zoning from
commercial to residential. That
action made each store a non-con-
forming use, meaning that if it
closed for 90 days or more, it
would lose its "grandfathered in"
status, and could not be reopened.
(The other store, which remains
in operation, is on West Clower
Street.)
The city disconnected electric


service to the building on June 4
after the tenant ran up about
$3,900 in unpaid electric bills,
Wiegers said. The city used the
June 4 date as the presumed day
on which the store ceased to oper-
ate "because you can't operate a
business without electricity," he
said.
The store manager "discontin-
ued" his occupational license later
that month, he said.
Todd Pressman, representing
the owner of the building, Yassin
Saad of Saad Enterprises, Inc.,
told the board that "use of the
store continued for some period
after June 4," though he acknowl-
edged he couldn't cite specific
sales activity. He based his asser-
tion of continued use on the fact
that Samar Food Mart sent Saad
a rent payment on June 21.
"We have no definitive signs of
use," he said.
"There was an attempt to start
the store up before 90 days"
elapsed, he said, when a man who
wanted to reopen the store was
told by someone at city hall on
Sept. 1 that the store had lost its
"grandfathered" status and could
not be opened. He presented a let-
ter to the board from the man
who said he had been rebuffed in
his effort to get a license.
Saad told the board that he
called city hall around Sept. 3,
and turned the matter over to his
attorney after he was told that
the store could not reopen.
Wiegers said he didn't know if
an attempt was made to reopen
the store on Sept. 1, and that he
didn't hear anything from Saad
until he received a voicemail mes-
sage on Sept. 20, a call which he


returned the next day.
Saad owns nine stores, and
had found a new operator who
would have opened it the same
day he got the occupational
license, Pressman said.
"Mr. Saad was not happy with
the lessee (Samar Food Mart)," he
told the board, adding that Saad
had planned to spend $25,000 on
renovations to the building.
City Atty. George Dunlap told
the board that just because the
electricity was cut off on June 4
didn't prove that it was still in
use on that day. He suggested
that the board ask the dozen or so
neighbors who attended the
appeal hearing if any of them
could say when the store closed.
Chm. Jim Ryland declined to
do so, saying he wasn't going to
turn the proceeding into a public
hearing on how neighbors felt
about the store.
Pressman said the June 4 date
was established by the city as the
date on which the non-conforming
use ended, and Wiegers agreed.
As to Pressman's assertion
that a new tenant tried to reopen
the store on Sept. 1, Dunlap told
the board: "His point is well
taken."
Board Member Keith Miller
said it was clear that the building
was not used as a store for sub-
stantially longer than 90 days,
and made a motion to uphold
Wiegers' ruling that the store
could not reopen. The vote was
unanimous.
After the hearing ended, a
member of the audience told The
Democrat that the store closed
late in May, more than a week
before the June 4 electric cut-off.


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BHS Students To Reunite With


Exchange Students in Germany


By RUSTIN DWYER
Staff Writer

When Bartow High School
teacher Cathy Lewis signed up to
help coordinate a student
exchange program between the
towns of Bartow and Bochum,
Germany, she expected to help
out as much as she could. Little
did she know, that in two years'
time, she would end up wearing
more hats than a fake head in a
haberdashery.
After coordinating living
accommodations for 22 exchange
students and their chaperones
la"t semester, Mrs. Lewis will
now escort a group of nine BHS


students across Germany for
three weeks by herself.
Without complaint, she has
taken on the roles of travel agent,
tour guide, legal secretary, tempo-
rary guardian, fundraising chair-
man and even part-time interna-
tional diplomat. It's a lot of
responsibility for someone who
just expected to help out as an
assistant, but she says she does-
n't mind. ,
"I just want to expose the stu-
dents to something they haven't
seen before," Mrs. Lewis said.
"They will come back different
persons. They will come back
more mature."
On March 6, Mrs. Lewis and


the nine students will board a
plane in Orlando and embark on
the nine-and-a-half hour flight to
Dussledorf, not to return for 21
days. It could prove to be a diffi-
cult situation for the students,
some of whom have never flown
or even been away from home for
an extended period of time.
While the reality of the situa-
tion hasn't sunk in yet for the
soon to be international travelers,
the excitement level is building
exponentially.
"'Heck yeah, I'm ready to get
out of Florida," said junior Sean
Harboe.
"Every day that it gets closer,
I'm like 'Is this really happening?'


" said junior Natasha Hall.
Another student, senior Jenna
Allen has other concerns on her
mind. As the starting catcher for
the three-time defending state
champion BHS softball team,
Allen will miss four games and
have to earn her spot back when
she returns.
Each of the students said they
are more than ready to meet back
up. with their friends, the group of
exchange students who spent
three weeks in Bartow. This time,
though, the roles will be reversed
and the Americans will be the for-


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"ICH BIN EIN BERLINER" or at least they are going to be. Germany for three weeks with teacher Cathy Lewis. The trip is part
artow High School students (from left) Sean Harboe, Jason Watkins, of an exchange program BHS has set up with the town of Buchum,
)seph Jacob, Natasha Hall, Silvia Calero, Jenna Allen, Tracee Germany. (Photo provided)
:artin, Kelli Hall and Monica Snipes will travel with travel to


THIS CONVENIENCE STORE at 1110 Food Mart was a commercial use in a residential
Golfview Ave. in East Bartow may not reopen, the zone, and lost its "grandfathered in" status when it
board of adjustment ruled on Thursday. Samar closed for more than 90 days. (Staff photo)


Hallock Named to CRA; Youth

Council Finds Enough Members


The city commission had so
many applicants for appointment
to Bartow's community redevelop-
ment agency, that it did a numer-
ical ranking to select a new
appointee, but barely enough
applicants for the .mayor's youth
council to keep the group in exis-
tence.
Commissioners ranked each of
five applicants for the CRA one
of the more powerful and presti-
gious city boards and selected
David Hallock.
Neal O'Toole was ranked sec-
ond, and would have been
appointed had Hallock been seat-
ed on the board of directors of the
Polk County Opportunity
Council, which for months has
refused to seat him as the Bartow
city commission's appointee.
Karen Guffey was ranked
third, and Pat Crisman and Roy
McKinsey tied for fourth.
City Atty. George Dunlap, who
had been working with PCOC to
get the community action agency
to seat Hallock, said that under
state law, he could not serve on
both boards.
Hallock was given the choice of
either appointment by the com-
mission, and chose to serve on the
CRA.
Bill Orr, a charter member
named to the CRA board when it
was created in 1990, was given a
plaque in recognition of his 15
years on the board. He opted not
to accept reappointment.
By contrast with the populari-


ty of the CRA board, the mayor's
youth council was within days of
extinction when the city received
enough applications to fill the
seven positions. Two weeks earli-
er, commissioners had decided
that if there were not enough
applicants to fill the advisory
group of high school students, the
board would not be appointed this
year.
Appointees, several of whom


applied at the last minute, are
Kimberly Bentley, Mackenzie
Mitchell, Kathryn Mammel,
LaTiesha Rivera, Christina
Reece, Alesha Smith, and Coral
Owen.
The commission also reap-
pointed Rufus Stephens to the
CRA board and Bill Pittman and
Herold Green to the historic
architecture review board:


BILL ORR (right) receives a plaque from Mayor Leo Longworth
recognizing his 15 years of service on Bartow's Community
Redevelopment Agency. Orr, a charter member of the CRA board,
declined appointment to another term, and will be replaced by David
Hallock. (Staff photo)


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Community




Life



Savannah Court Residents Get Valentine Treat


The children of the First United Methodist
Church of Bartow's children's choir gave the resi-
dents of Savannah Court a special Valentine's
treat. The children sang a number of selections
and had a sing-along finale of "Let Me Call You
Sweetheart." After the performance, they handed
out homemade Valentines and visited with the
residents. The choir is under the direction of Pam
Wyant; accompanist is Nadine Robbins. The chil-
dren's choir meets every Wednesday at 5 p.m., at
the First United Methodist education building.
They perform at least once a month at the Sunday
morning church service. Performing for the resi-


CFHRS
Meeting

March 13

Central Florida Heritage Rose
Society will hold its monthly
meeting Sunday, March 13, at
2:30 p.m., in the Jack M. Berry
Citrus Building, room 101, at
Florida Southern College.
Fermin Rodriquez, past presi-
dent of the Tampa Rose Society,
will speak about the gardens in
England, including the David
Austin Gardens.
The meeting is, open to the
public, and there is no charge to
attend.
For further information, call
647-1548.


dents (above photo) were Grant Gable, Billy Long,
Lauren Layton, Laura Roth, Olivia Chauncey,
Elizabeth Roth, Rachel Locke, Nathan Presnell,
Sandy Tuttle, Kimmy McMillin, Simone Gable,
Evan Presnell, Brianna Graham, Aaron Presnell,
Thomas McMillin, Conner Johnson, and Kirby
Thomas. (Below) Olivia Chauncey shares a spe-
cial moment with resident Evelyn Hancock. -
(Photos provided)
Editor's note This article, which ran Feb. 14,
is being reprinted due to an incorrect identifica-
tion.


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 stori-es 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.


SHARE Easter Relay For Life Team
Food Packages Captains Meeting Set
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Fort Meade SHARE will offer
an Easter Food Package.
Food sign-up will be held on
Friday, March 4, at First United
Methodist Church in Fort Meade
from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m.
SHARE registration is open to
anyone in the community.
The March basic package will
include chicken filets, lobster-
cakes, imitation crabmeat and
assorted vegetables.
The package is worth $30.
Participants will pay $15 and
complete two hours of commu-
nity service.:
This month's specials are a
three-pound hpney roasted
Easter ham for $8 and a 10-pack
of bacon wrapped sirloin steaks
for $16.
Participants'. may purchase a
ham and: basic package or just
the steaks.- :
For further information call
Ron Martin 't 285-8989.


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mittee will hold its second team
captains' meeting on Monday,
March 7, at 5:30 p.m. at Associ-
ate Reformed Presbyterian
Church in the fellowship hall, lo-
cated at 205 E. Stanford Street.
Any team already registered
for the event must attend the
meeting to sign up for their
campsite.
New teams wanting to sign up
for the event also are encouraged


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Exchange Students


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eigners.
Much to the worry of Mrs.
Lewis, the students also are
eagerly anticipating the chance
of experiencing all aspects of
German life. That includes a
legal drinking age of 16.
Mrs. Lewis has pledged to
keep a watchful eye on the small
group and has set up parental
consent forms for parents to
allow the students to sample.
Miss Allen, who as a member
of the softball team has a team
pledge of abstaining from alco-
hol, cigarettes and drugs, had to
get special permission from
Coach Glenn Rutenbar to sample
a dark German dunkel.
"I told him, 'Coach, I promise I
won't drink anything American',"
Miss Allen joked.
The students are also nervous-
ly awaiting the German diet.
While it didn't take the exchange
students long to acclimate to typ-
ical American food, the Bartow
students don't expect such an
easy change.
Miss Hall in particular said
she will have to find a way to
cope without Dr. Pepper.
While away, the students will
have to complete homework
assignments posted on the
Internet. The entire time they
are there, Mrs. Lewis is requiring
them to keep a journal. Each stu-
dent also is working on a presen-
tation about life and customs in
American and Bartow. The pre-
sentations will be given in front
of the entire school in Bochum.

A'Global Village'
While the students surely will
enjoy themselves going to an
international soccer match,
trekking through a coal mine and
visiting world famous art muse-
ums, Mrs. Lewis said the most
enriching part of the trip will be
just seeing and experiencing
another people's daily life.
Before meeting the exchange
students, the three students from
Bartow really didn't know what
to expect. They said the only real
image of a German person they
had came from their history
books. Words like "Aryan" and


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event.
The Bartow Relay For Life
event will take place on Friday
and Saturday, April 15 and 16,
at Bartow Memorial Stadium.
Relay For Life is the signa-
ture event of the American Can-
cer Society. For more informa-
tion on Relay or other American
Cancer Society activities contact
the ACS office at 688-2326.


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"Nazi," were all they had to go by.
Likewise, the German stu-
dents came in with their own pre-
conceptions.
"They thought we were all fat
and ate nothing but fast food,"
said Harboe.
"They thought all Americans
liked to drive their huge cars
everywhere, and that they were
all cowboys," said Miss Allen.
That's why both groups were
surprised to find a group of peers
- they were all high school stu-
dents with similar interests, and
other fashion tastes, looked pret-
ty much the same.
"Other than really the style of
their clothes, you wouldn't have
known (the exchange students)
weren't from Florida at all," said
Mrs. Lewis.
"When they got here, they did-
n't look German at all," said Miss
Hall. "They looked like us, they
looked American."
Mrs. Lewis said this part of
the exchange program is the
most important.
"I want the students to have a
better insight of Germany. All
they have is the History Channel
and that's not the real world,"
said Mrs. Lewis. "That's not
2005.
"The students are becoming
part of a global village. This trip
is a positive thing. This can't do
anything but open doors."

Now that the departure date
is drawing near, Mrs. Lewis and
the students have been scram-
bling to prepare. Mrs. Lewis has
provided the students with a list
of what they will need to bring,
but financial issues have not
been totally squared away.
Mrs. Lewis and the students
are planning a side trip to Berlin
by train, where they would stay
in a hostel. The trip would cost
an additional $2,500 and Mrs.
Lewis isn't quite sure if they can
afford it.
The students have sent out
sponsor letters and Mrs. Lewis is
currently seeking donations. She
has already received help from
the Bartow Rotary Club and the
American/German Club in
Lakeland.
Mrs. Lewis is available at
BHS at 534-7400.


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Jan. 27, 4 p.m., burglary,
1700 block of East Wabash
Street; electric chop saw, $120;
assorted tools, $0; electric plan-
ner, $169.
Jan. 27, 4:20 p.m., theft, Race-
track; gasoline, $5.
Jan. 27, 5:30 a.m., burglary,
1000 block of Britts Lane; televi-
sion, $425; watch with leather
band, $80; jacket, $50; watch,
$20; watch, $47; leather jacket,
$140.
Jan. 27, 4;20 p.m., burglary,
1400 block of North Broadway;
3/8 inch air ratchet tool, $75;
small purse with pictures, $0;
die grinder, $50.
Jan. 27, 4:10 p.m., attempted
burglary, 1300 block of South
Floral Ave.; bicycle, $75.
Jan. 27, 9:36 p.m., theft, Den-
ny's; currency, $149.
Jan. 28, 7:55 a.m., burglary,
500 block of Forrest Drive; semi
auto pistol, $500; misc. antique
coins, $0; Playstation 2, $0; two
BB air pistols, $0; gospel cas-
sette tapes, $200; five Playsta-
tion games, $200.
Jan. 21, time unknown, bur-
glary, 1500 block of Hooker
Street; twin bed complete, $0;
twin bed complete, $0.
Jan. 28, 9 p.m., vehicular bur-
glary, 1400 block of Bryant
Street; CD radio, $300; one dol-
lar bills, $800; four speakers, $2.
Jan. 28, 11 p.m., vehicular
burglary, 700 block of East
Davidson Street; cassette/radio
combination, $100; 30 CDs,
$450.
Jan. 28, 5:15 p.m., vehicular
burglary, 1200 block of Hibiscus
Drive; purse, $30; birth certifi-
cate, $20; book bag, $15; identifi-
cation, $600; necklace with blue
stone, $60; college books, $400.
Jan. 30, 6:30 p.m., vehicular
burglary, 1900 block of Dunbar
Street; CD player/radio, $117;
300 CDs, $3020.
Jan. 30, 10:30 p.m., theft,
2200 block of South Kissingen
Ave.; welding machine, $200;
tool box with tools, $500.
Jan. 30, 11 p.m., vehicular
burglary, 400 block of North
Searcy Ave.; speaker, $350; two
amplifiers, $599; amplifier, $160;
lightning cap, $79.
Feb. 1, 2:22 a.m., burglary,
Circle K on East Main Street;
cigarettes, $0.
Feb. 1, 11:25 a.m., theft, 1200
block of South Broadway Ave.,
cell phone, $200; 20 dollar bill,
$20.
Feb. 1, 11:30 p.m., burglary,
1000 block of Golfview Ave.;
DVD/VCR player, $150; wallet,


$10; 12 DVDs, $30; DVD player,
$160.
Feb. 2, 3:02 p.m., theft, Davis
Bros. Hotel; microwave oven,
$110.
Feb. 2, 5:30 a.m., burglary,
400 block of Broadway Ave.;
tackle box, $30; fishing tackle,
$180; fishing reel, $60.
Feb. 3, 8:50 a.m., burglary,
1000 block of East Van Fleet
Drive; prescription drug, $60;
prescription drug, $75; ciga-
rettes, $65; prescription drug,
$78; cordless drill, $14.
Feb. 3, 1:07 a.m., theft, Circle
K on North Broadway; misc.
items, $250.
Feb. 3, 7 p.m., retail theft, Ra-
dio Shack; DVD/VCR, $119.
Feb. 4, 10 p.m., retail theft,
Wal-Mart, two DVD/VCR com-
bos, $248; sewing machine, $288.
Feb. 4, 10 p.m., burglary, 900
block of Tangerine Street; air
compressor, $400.
Feb. 5, 2 p.m., burglary, 1400
block of East Main Street; 30
medicine pills, $0; US currency,
$270; 50 medicine pills, $0.
Feb. 5, 5 a.m., burglary, 1200
block of North Holland Parkway;
DVD player, 450; eight Playsta-
tion games, $400; Playstation 2,
$200.
Feb. 5, 7:15 a.m., theft, 1200
block of Golfview Ave.; currency,
$900.
Feb. 7, 4:30 a.m., vehicular
burglary, 400 block of South
Third Ave.; currency, $190.
Feb. 8, 3 p.m., theft, Oaks
School; cash and checks, $1,000.



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Renaissance
Festival Now
Open Weekends
Visit the medieval life at the
Bay Area Renaissance Festival.
The festival is now being pre-
sented on weekends through
April 10 at MOSI, 11315 North
46th Street, Tampa.
The event features costumed
characters, stage performances,
handmade items, food, games
and rides.
Additionally, a children's area
will, be available.
The festival grounds are open
from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. each
weekend day.
For more information or tick-
ets, call 1-800-601-4848.


TDC Meeting

Set March 8
A Tourist Development Coun-
cil marketing committee meeting
will beheld on Tuesday, March
8, at 2 p.m.
The meeting will be held in
the Polk County Tourism Sports
Marketing conference room, 600
North Broadway, Suite 300, Bar-
tow.
For more information, call
534-2534.

Putnam's

Caseworker

Sets Meeting
A caseworker from U.S. Rep.
Adam Putnam's office will meet
with constituents at the Fort
Meade Public Library on Tues-
day, March 15, from 1 to 1:30
p.m.
People who are experiencing
problems with Social Security,
Medicare or other federal agen-
cies may meet with the case-
worker.
Constituents are asked to
bring any written information or
documentation to the meeting.

Petco Plans

Benefit Event
"Spring A Pet," a fundraising
effort of the Petco Foundation,
will be held at. the Lakeland
Petco from, March 13 to April 17.
The event %ill benefit. conmu-
nity animal "welfare and adop-
tion groups.
Petco customers, vendors and
associates will have the opportu-
nity to donate, money through
the stores. Donors will receive a
cutout -bunny to display in the
store or take home. Donors of
$20 or more also will receive a
"Make a Differeic'e"'snow globe.
The store will select a charita-
ble partner to receive the fund-
ing raised by the store and a per-
centage of the amount raised
will go. into a regional fund to as-
sist animal welfare., needs.
Donations also may be made
at www.petco.com.

Mentors
Needed For:
Boot Camp
Volunteers are needed as
mentors for a Polk County Juve-
nile Boot Camp program.
The mentoring program is
currently taking applications for
volunteers.
A one-hour, once a week, com-
mitment for one year is need..
Volunteer mentors offer the
teens in the program guidance
and positive modeling.
For more information or to ap-
ply, call "Sherry Murphy at 519-
3995.


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'Polk Outpost 27' Center


To Welcome Visitors


By year's end barring a re-
peat of last year's hurricanes --
tourists will be able to get a
quick but comprehensive
glimpse of Polk County at Polk
Outpost 27, Florida's Adventure
Center, a visitors center on U.S.
Highway 27 a quarter-mile
south of Interstate 4.
Mark Jackson of the Central
Florida Development Council of
Polk County, described the cen-
ter to county commissioners.
The purpose of the center "is
to put heads in beds and make
cash registers ring," Jackson
said. -
One-third of visitors to Flor-
ida arrive "with no idea where
they are spending the night," he
said. Outpost 27 is geared to
helping them decide ... on Polk


County.
Designed by Architect Mike
Furr, will feature:
.- An eight to 12-minute film
on the county, shown in the "
Polk Theater."
"Discovery Dock," a walking
tour including a fish tank
stocked with bass.
A porch overlooking a pond.
"Polk Mocha Cafe," a snack
stand offering packaged foods
and beverages available in Polk
County.
An operations desk in the
center of the building.
"Polk Concierges" who will
help tourists plan their visits,
buy tickets, and make reserva-
tions.
Restrooms will be located in
the back of the building, a design


that will require visitors to walk
through the entire center, Jack-
son said.
"We don't want the center to
be Polk County's most expensive
restroom," he quipped.
Groundbreaking is planned
the first week in May, with com-
pletion between December of
this year and March of 2006,
Jackson said.
County Mgr. Mike Herr added
a footnote to Jackson's report,
saying he expects the center to
open in December, in the peak of
the tourist season.
For more information, visit
the agency's websites, Sportscen-
tral.com and Sunsational.org.


Clean-Up Week Planned In Bartow


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-


station 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 qnd 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 front 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.


PUBLIC

NOTICE


CIRCUIT COURT, TENTH JUDI-
CIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR
POLK COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL
DIVISION
WILLIAM F. BROWN,
Plaintiff.
V.
CALVIN L. MERCER and GINNIE
L. MERCER, his wife,
Defendants.
FILE NO.:
53-2005CA-00110
NOTICE OF ACTION
TO: GINNIE L., MERCER.
YOU ARE NOTIFIED that a
complaint to quiet title has been
filed against you regarding that
certain personal property located
at 2202 Shirah Road, Auburndale,
Florida, and described as follows:
THE. NORTH ONE ACRE
OF THE EAST 1/2 OF
THE SOUTHWEST 1/4
OF THE NORTHWEST
1/4 OF SECTION 7,
TOWNSHIP 28 SOUTH,
RANGE 25 EAST.
and you are required to serve a
copy of your written defenses,
if any, to it on J. SCOTT REED,
ESQUIRE, whose address is P.O.
Box 2866, Lakeland, FL
33806-2866, on or before
April 1, 2005, and file the origi-
nal with the Clerk of this Court
either before service on Plain-
tiff's attorney or immediately
thereafter; otherwise a default
will be entered against you for
the relief demanded in the
complaint.
DATED this 14th day of Febru-
ary, 2005.
RICHARD M. WEISS
Clerk of the Court
By: /s/ Kathie Price
As Deputy Clerk
(Seal)
Feb. 28, Mar. 7, 14, 21, 2005-
0713A

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Kathleen Area Historical Soci-
ety will hold the 14th annual
Heritage Day Festival on Satur-
day, March 12, at 8950 North
Campbell Road in Lakeland.
The event will feature straw-
berry shortcake, hot dogs, ham-
burgers, beans and cornbread,
barbecue pork, greens, corn on
the cob, fry bread, boiled pea-
nuts, homemade cakes and can-
dies and drinks.
Entertainment will come from
bluegrass, country and gospel


Polk County Health Depart-
ment has reported an increase in
influenza like illness over the
past few weeks.
Each year throughout the flu
season, a group of adult and pe-
diatric physicians and their staff
serve our community by acting
as sentinel physicians.
The Sentinel Physician Pro-
gram is part of a national influ-
enza surveillance network coor-
dinated by the Centers of Dis-
ease Control and Prevention
(CDC).
Every week these sentinel
physicians report to the CDC the
percentage of their patients seen
that week who are suffering
from flu-like illnesses.
Over the last few weeks, Polk
County has seen an increase in
influenza like illness activity
from 1.84 percent of patients
seen by sentinel physicians to
the current rate of 6.22 percent.
The state of Florida as a
whole has also seen an increase
in their influenza like illness ac-
tivity from 2.34 percent to 2.45
percent.
Nationally, the current influ-
enza like illness activity is at 5.4
percent.
Polk County Health Depart-
ment would like to remind you
that it is not too late to get a flu
shot.
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musicians.
Activities at the festival will
include antique and classic cars,
exhibits, early crafts demonstra-
tions, genealogists, quilt muse-
ums, craft vendors, a country
store, a bloodmobile and displays
by county and state groups.
Two raffles, one for a hand-
made quilt and one for a week's
vacation at a mountain retreat
in Georgia will be held at 3:45
p.m.


able at all Polk County Health
Department clinics. For more in-
formation, contact the health de-
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In addition to vaccination, fol-
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ing respiratory infections:
Clean hands often with soap
and water, or an alcohol-based
hand cleanser.
Avoid touching your eyes,
nose or mouth.
Stay home when you are
sick and keep sick children
home.
Avoid close contact with
people who are ill, if possible.
Do not share eating uten-
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Drivers to Test Skills

At Annual 'Roadeo'


Polk County Transit Services
is gearing up for their upcoming
fourth annual "Roadeo," and the
drivers are more than ready to
test their driving skills.
The day-long event will take
place Saturday, March 12, in
Bartow, from 7:30 a.m. to 6 p.m.,
in the Mill Street parking lot,
west of the Neil Combee Admin-
istration Building.
The roadeo tests each Polk
County driver's ability to maneu-
ver the bus through difficult ob-
stacles and also measures the
preciseness of their backing, ac-
celerating, turning, and usage of
proper signals. Although the
roadeo is mandatory to fulfill
certification requirements, the
event can be "very exciting," said
Bonnie Ewing, a supervisor for
Polk County Transit Services..
Several businesses sponsor
. the event by providing monetary
donations, certificates, and pro-


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noise levels can cause
gradual hearing loss. A
certified audiologist can
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and your hearing health.
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motional items for each of the
participants.
"Prizes are one of the many
things that drivers can look for-
ward to, not to mention the rec-
ognition of a job well done," said
Mrs. Ewing. "They also have the
chance to win the local roadeo
and go on to compete in the state
and national roadeos."
One of Polk County Transit
Services' very own drivers re-
ceived the opportunity to com-
pete in the state Roadeo competi-
tion in 1998. Ruby Holley, now a
supervisor for Polk County Tran-
sit Services, said achieving this
was a piece of cake.
"My secret was watching the
cones," she said, "That, and be-
ing an excellent driver."
For more information on the
roadeo and how to contribute,
contact Sandra Winegar at 534-
5500.


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Improve, But Preserve,


The Initiative Process


Whatever you may think of his causes, it
is hard to imagine Dewey Smith as a crook.
Smith, who could serve as poster boy for
what we in the press call "civic activists,"
was indicted by the grand jury last week
on two felonies and two misdemeanors in
connection with his latest project.
That effort is to put on the ballot three
referendum proposals:
TO make the county's constitutional
officers elected department heads answer-
able to the county manager.
To limit them to two consecutive terms
in office.
To cut their salaries in half.
A few years ago, Smith led the success-
ful effort to limit county commissioners to
two consecutive terms and- to cut their pay
in half.
Let there be no mistake about it: we edi-
torialized against the county commission
initiatives, and we believe the similar ini-
tiatives directed at constitutional officers
are twice as ill-advised. If they get on the
ballot, we will editorialize against them,
long and loud.
The term limits and pay cuts for county
commissioners passed by a margin of well
over 70 percent. It was a pointed "vote of
no confidence" for county commissioners,
coming at a time when strife on the com-
mission had become a public embarrass-
ment.
We sefnsie no'such public sentiment
against the.county's constitutional officers
sheriff, courts clerk, tax collector, prop-
erty appraiser, and elections supervisor -
but ,the public's penchant for imposing
term limits is well established.
Notwithstanding our firm belief that
Dewey Smith's initiatives work contrary to
the .interests, of good government, we
respect his right to pursue them under the
Polk County charter, and his tireless
efforts.
S ith brought these same energies to an
effort to raise money for and establish a
public monument for James Henry Mills,
the only Polk Countian ever to win the
Medal of Honor.
The grand jury returned felony indict-
merits against Smith for "uttering a
forgery" and "criminal use of personal
identification information." Both charges
stem troin his turning in a batch of thou-
sands of petitions supporting his three ini-
tiatives, including one bearing the forged
signature of Elections Supv. Lori Edwards,
along with -her address and date of birth.
Smith has retained one of the best crim-
inal defense lawyers in Polk County, and
needs no help from us. But if anyone who


circulates a petition is to be held criminal-
ly responsible for the validity of every sig-
nature, it is difficult to imagine many more
citizens' initiatives.
There has been no suggestion that Smith
forged Ms. Edwards' signature, only that
he turned it in, along with her address and
birthdate.
It stands to reason that Ms. Edwards
would not sign a petition to cut her own
pay in half or to limit her career. Smith
might be faulted for not discarding the
petition, as he presumably would do with
any signed by a duck named Donald or a
mouse named Mickey. Whether that
amounts to commission of a felony is a
question for a judge and jury to decide.
The two misdemeanor charges relate to
a political contribution which the grand
jury said Smith received from a supporter
but reported as his own money. Both the
contributor and Smith say the money was
a loan. That also is an issue for the court.
The grand jury made strident criticism
of Ms. Edwards' handling of the petition
drive, and it appears she erred in not
requiring payment up front of the process-
ing charge to examine and validate the
petitions, and perhaps in allowing Smith
time to seek new petitions to replace
invalid ones.
Her biggest fault was in extending the
benefit of the doubt to a persQnm leading a
petition effort which worked against her
personal, financial and political interests.
That hardly meets the definition of malfea-
sance.
As the grand jury reported, the charter
wording on citizen initiatives is subject to
several interpretations. The wording
should be clarified.
But in making the procedures clearer,
the charter should not make them more
cumbersome. It should be and is dif-
ficult to amend the charter through initia-
tive and referendum.
It should not be made more difficult.

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ADVENTURES AND MISADVENTURES / By PAT BLAKE SIMS

We .Need the Sears Catalogue


I don't know why things seem to
be in a mess and out of control.
There are so many alphabet com-
binations of things, some, with just
numbers. This has even spread to
people's names who are so-called
entertainers. I just don't get it.
I have been sorting through all of
the catalogues I have been bombard-
ed with lately in my efforts to get my
house cleaned up and orderly. Ha! I
wonder if that will ever happen.
I got to thinking of the vay life
was when I was a child and would
visit my Grandma;: Sally Magill, in
LaBelle, Florida. She and Grandpa
lived on a farm and raised six chil-
dren there five girls and a boy. The
most prized reading material that
came in the mail was the Sears
Roebuck Catalogue that came once a
year.
It had absolutely everything that
anyone could possibly want, every-
thing from men's, women's and chil-
dren's clothes to houses you could


build and pages of medical supplies
and cooking utensils. By the time the
next issue came out, the catalog was
worn out from everyone looking at it.
I believe the women's underwear
section took the place of Playboy
Magazine. Boys caught looking at
women's underwear were lectured
and worse. Women's underwear was
sturdy stuff, knit out of genuine cot-
ton or wool.
Wool? Women's underwear today
bears no resemblance to it. Compare
Victoria's secret to it and laugh. That
name is a misnomer. There is
absolutely nothing secret about
Victoria.
There was a furniture section with
the latest furnishings for. living
rooms, the kitchen and bedroom. My
grandmother had a living room set
made up of wicker furniture. We
enjoyed swinging on the front porch
swing while someone sat in the rock-
er and shelled peas. If you were very
quiet, you could listen to the frogs


and crickets tune up.
The washing machine was also
ordered from Sears and was out in
the wash house. It had a wringer on
it with a handle that you turned to
squeeze the water out of everything.
Of course, the clothes were all hung
outdoors in the sun.
There were roller skates that you
put on over your shoes, tightening
them with your skate key. There were
bicycles, tricycles and sleds, but no
radios or stereos. There were type-
writers, but computers' were a long
way off in time.
I am beginning to wish I had back
my typewriter that I gave away. This
computer is driving me nuts, doesn't
want to send. anything, and I am
tempted to, get a gun and shoot it.
Blake is coming over and fix it and is
giving me a new one for my birthday.
Things were much more serene
when everything was ordered out of
the Sears Catalogue.


Remember the girl from the coun-
try;


Remember the girl from the town;
Remember the girl who ruined
your yearbook
By writing upside down.

It was corny when I was a kid,
doing my lessons on a slate by the
light of an open fire, and it hasn't
gotten any less corny since.
The class comedienne had to
sign your yearbook that way, and
she probably would be a little
sheepish if you showed her that
inscription at your 50th high
school reunion.
On the other hand, it's proba-
bly less embarrassing than those
professions of undying love and
devotion from What's-His-Name,
the way cool soda jerk at the
pharmacy you would have
dropped out of school to elope
with.
Yearbooks are overpriced
when you buy them, and price-
less 25 years later.
They come in real handy for
making name tags for class
reunions (you make a copy of the
pictures on the office copier), and
they remind you for what endear-
ing qualities you were revered by
your classmates.
The Summerlin Institute Class
of 1958 voted me Least Athletic,
and I have the Summerlin Echo to
prove it. It vas an honor, inciden-
tally, for which I did not cam-
paign, but which I richly


deserved.
Back in those dayg,-there: Was
no color printing in yearbooks,
and no professional photography,
other than the student portraits,
which were a product of the
annual school photograph ritual.
All the other photography was
done by students; in my senior
year, I was one of two or three
yearbook photographers. By
signing up for journalism, year-
book staff, and speech, all taught
by the same teacher, I was able to
spend half of each school day
goofing off in the name of "I'm
doing yearbook work." I earned
frequent flyer miles at the Dairy
Queen on West Main Street.
Over the years, yearbooks got
thicker, heavier, more colorful,
more professional, and more
expensive.
We buy high school yearbooks
every year, realizing their
archival value in future years.
It is against this background
that I read with interest the lead
article in the most recent issue of
The Southern, the Florida
Southern College newspaper, a
valued printing customer of our
company.
The Interlachen, Southern's
yearbook, will be an electronic
product this year. There will be
no printed product, or what is
sometimes called a "book."
Apparently that is the trend in
the Halls of Higher Education.
And in some colleges, the year-


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OUR READERS SAY

Edwards Was "More Than Diligent'


BARTOW I would like to
commend Lori Edwards, current
supervisor of elections, for being
diligent in discovering fraudulent
signatures on the petitions and
submitting the evidence to the
appropriate law enforcement
agency. I would also like to com-
mend the grand jury for the work it
did in regards to .reviewing evi-
dence of fraud presented to them. I
cannot agree wholeheartedly with
their findings regarding the proce-
dures conducted by the elections
office in the handling of these peti-
tions.
After having gone through a
similar experience in 2000, with the
same committee, I feel I am more
conversant with the procedures
questioned by the grand jury.
There are three issues that I
would like to address regarding the
handling of the petitions.
Issue 1: Quarterly reports.
Florida law addresses filing
campaign financial report require-
ments for candidates and commit-
tees. I was advised that the Home
Rule Charter Committee filed a
financial statement each quarter, as
required by law. This report is col-
loquially known as the "who got it
-and who gave it law".
The confusion arises with the
Polk County charter, which I
believe to be very vague and
ambiguous. The charter state the
sponsor shall file a quarterly report
6f "the number of signatures pro-


cured." There are no responsibili-
ties assigned to the supervisor of
elections regarding this report.
What action was the supervisor of
elections to take? How can the
supervisor of elections be criticized
when the charter is silent regarding
noncompliance? -
Issue 2: Multiple submissions
of petitions.
Persons gathering petitions,
whether it is for the purpose of get-
ting a candidate or an issue on the
ballot, have always given partial
submissions to election officials
around the state. It is common
sense and best practices for the
elections office to request partial
submissions of the petitions.
Polk County had experienced
three direct hits from hurricanes
and the elections office was in the
midst of preparing for the highest
profile election since 2000. We
experienced similar conditions in
2000 when the office was involved
in redistricting and conducting
three major elections.
While the charter may require
petitions to be saved ;up and
dumped all at once on the elections
office, good management and con-
cern for the voters of the county are
evident in Ms. Edwards' request
for partial submissions~.The staff of
the elections office- conducted a
flawless general election and was-
still able to. process 'and discover
forged petitions.
Issue 3: It is the' supervisor of


elections who interprets the charter
and enforces the rules set out in the
charter.
This is a county charter and
should come under the perview of
the county attorney. In Section 1.6
of the county charter, the "estab-
lishment and ,adoption of policy
shall be the responsibility of the
Board of County Commissioners
and the execution of that policy
shall be responsibility of the
County Manager." It is not the
responsibility of the supervisor of
elections to interpret the local char-
ter.
When a question of interpreta-
tion arises with state election laws,
the supervisor of elections makes a
legal request for clarification from
the Division of Elections or the
attorney general of the state of
Florida. Florida law does not


authorize the supervisor. of elec-
tions to interpret any state laws.
When you consider the mission
of the elections office,, the lack of
clarity of the charter, and what Ms.
Edwards had to interpret as its
intent, she and her staff were more
than diligent in the handling of the
aforementioned petitions.
She is to be commended for con-
ducting a flawless general election
and processing the home rule char-
ter petitions,' which ironically,
would cut h'er salary in half,
impose term limits, aid abolish her
as a constitutional officer and put
her under the auspices of the coun-
ty government.

HELEN B. GIENAU
(Editor's note: Mrs.. Gienau was
.Polk County supervisor of elections
from 1976 to 2000.)


OUR READERS SAY

Where But In Bartow?


BARTOW Last Wednesday
my husband and I were in our
front 'yard, edging and weeding
flowerbeds, when the city of
Bartow trash truck passed our.
home. The truck stopped, backed
up, and a young man jumped off
the back of the truck. He came
over and asked if he could help
us with the two huge trash bags
we had already filled. He then'


took both bags and threw them
on the truck.
As he jumped back on the
truck, he told us to "Have a great
day!"
Where, other than Bartow,
would this ever happen? This is
only one of the many reasons we
would never choose to live any-,
where else.
SPAT WRIGHT .


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boolkis no longer a publication of
the school, but an independent:
tome, on the order of a growing
number of college newspapers.
This year's Interlachen will be
published in PDF format.
For the technologically chal-
lenged, "PDF" is a common
graphic, arts format that stands
for ... actually, I am the poster
boy for the technologically chal-
lenged, and I haven't the slightest
idea what it stands for.
It will be available on the col-
lege website.
There is talk of "publishing" a
DVD version.
DVD is a computer definition
with which I am familiar.
The letters stand for "A Really
Shiny Plastic Thing That You Can
Record Electronic Stuff On."
Remember that; it might be on
the test.
Some students interviewed by
The Southern were unimpressed.
Among the skeptics were
those who suggested that as tech-
nology advances, today's elec-
tronic media may not be compat-
ible with what comes onto the
market in the far distant future,
which in the computer industry
is defined as three weeks from
next Tuesday.
In my youth, it became neces-
sary to own a three-speed record
player that would play 78, 45 and
33-1 / 3 RPM phonograph records.
The 45s, of course, required either
a fat spindle for the half-dollar-


sized hole at their center, or a
snap-in disk-"with a hole in the
center that matched the pencil-
size holes. of the 78s and the LP
(as in Long Playing) 33-1/3s.
An "album" was a package
containing several 78 RPM
records, though the term later
was applied to a number of songs
recorded on a single 33-1/3.
When Mary and I made up a
list of the electronics. which got
soaked when Hurricane Jeanne
peeled the roof off of "our bed-
room last Fall, I listed among the
casualties a phonograph record
player.
Our State Farm adjuster was
sympathetic, but puzzled. She
asked what a phonograph record
player was. I figured there wasn't
much point in putting in for
replacement of our eight-track
stereo player. ,
As to the Interlachen, I have no
dog in that fight, though my 1935
edition shows pictures of both of
my parents as members of the
yearbook staff.
If the yearbook is to be
replaced by digital images, so be,.
it.
But I take a degree of satisfac-
tion in the knowledge that when
the news of this plan broke, it was
not posted on the college website;
it was printed in the college.
newspaper.











Obituaries


Retha Dixon

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.4 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.
SInterment: Evergreen Ceme-
tery in Bartow.


R.J.
Hancock
R.J. Hancock, 94, of Bowling
3reeni, died Thursday, Feb. 24,
2005.,
Born on March 6, 1910, in
Berrin County, Ga., he moved to
Bowling Green 45 years ago.
A farmer and nurseryman, he
was a member of Wauchula Hills
Baptist Church.'
He was preceded in death by
his daughter. Margie Blackburn.
Survivors include his wife.
Clara D. Hancock of Bowling
Green; five sons, Rev. Roy H.
Hancock of Wauchula, Billy
Hancock of Moultrie, Ga., John
Hancbck of Bartow, Bobby Han-
cock of Bowling Green and
Wayne Hancock of Zolfo Springs;
three daughters, Ann Wyckoff of
Wauchula, Edith Kirby of Pratt-
ville, Ala., and Reba McCoy of
Bowling Green, a sister. Ida Por-
ter of Fitzgerald, Ga.; 23 grand-
children; 45 great-grandchildren;
and nine great-great-grandchil-
dren.
Visitation: Monday, Feb. 28,
from: 1 to 2 p.m. at Bowling
Green First Baptist Church.
The funeral: Monday, Feb. 28,
at 2 p.m. at Bowling Green First
Baptist Church. Rev. Kenneth
H. Gereni and Rev. Mark
Mitchell will officiate. Interment
will follow at Wildwood Ceme-
tery, Bartow.
Memorial contributions may
be made to Florida Baptist Chil-
dren's Homes, P.O. Box 8190,
Lakeldnd, 33802.


Susan
1Hopkins
Susan Bryant Hopkins, 41, of
Bartow, died of respiratory fail-
ure on Monday, Feb. 28,2005.
She was born- on August 14,
1963, in.Bartow. She worked in
the meat department 'of Wal-
Mart aid wasPentacostal.,
She is survived by two sons,
layton. Trayis and Jonathan
out well. both of Bartow; her fa-
.her. William G. Bill" Bryant of
3artow: her mother, Johnnie
,uth Bailey of Bartow; her step-
ather, Larry G. Bailey of Bar-
ow; two sisters,'Patricia Ann
3ilvey of Naples and'Deborah K.
eheiner of Lake Wales; a step-
ister, Nicole Luna pof Bartow;
wo step-brothers, Robert G. Bai-
-y of Lake Wales and Gene Bai-
sy of Wauchula; and her grand-
iother, Lillian M. Bryant of
tartow. :
Visitation: Wednesday, March
from 6 to 8 p.m. at Whidden-
.cLean Funeral Home, Bartow.
The funeral: Thursday, March
at 2 p.mi., Whidden-McLean
uneral Home. Rev; Herbert
3ene" E. Martin. Interment will
allow in Wildwood>Cemetery.


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Erie H. Lewis


Timmy Jacobs

Timmy
Jacobs


Timmy Jacobs, 45, of Bartow,
died Tuesday, Feb. 22, 2005, at
his home.
Born in North Carolina on
Dec. 26, 1959, Mr. Jacobs moved
to Bartow 34 years ago.
He was a dryer operator for
Orange-Co. in Bartow. He at-
tended Word of Life Worship
Center in Highland City.
Survivors include one son,
Shawn Redner of Lakeland; two
brothers, Robert Jacobs and
Hobby Jacobs, both of Bartow;
two sisters, Libby Jane Adams
and Rosa Padgett, both of Bar-
tow; one granddaughter, Chelsea
Redner, and one grandson, Jacob
Redner, both of Lakeland.
Visitation: Friday, Feb. 25,
from' 6 to 8 p.m., at Whidden-
McLean Funeral Home in Bar-
tow.
The funeral: Saturday, Feb.
26, at 2 p.m., at Word of Life
Worship Center, 5460 Eighth
Street East, Highland City, with
Rev. Franklin Bartley officiat-
ing.
Interment: Wildwood Ceme-
tery in Bartow.

Nathan David
SLawrence

Nathan David Lawrence,
newborn son of Justin and Jen-
nifer Lawrence of Fort Meade,
died Saturday, Feb. 26, 2005, at
Bartow Memorial Hospital.,
Other survivors include his
brother, Jonathon Paul Law-
rence of Fort Meade;. his pater-
nal grandparents, Ray and Su-
san Grubbs of Fort Meade; his
maternal grandfather and his
wife, David and Cindy Anderson
of Naples; and his maternal
grandmother, Bridget Anderson
of Naples.
Funeral: Saturday, March 5,
at 10 a.m., at Whidden-McLean
Funeral Home in Bartow, with
Rev. Eddie W. Owen officiating.


Raymond F.
Baker

Raymond F. Baker, 94, of Fort
Meade, died Thursday, Feb. 24,
2005, at Winter Haven Hospital.
A native of Given, Iowa, he
moved to Fort Meade in 1985
from Vero Beach.
He worked in the fiberglass
fabrication department of Piper
Aircraft, and in Iowa, was a gun-
smith. He was a member of First
Church of God in Fort Meade.
Mr. Baker was a U.S. Army
veteran of World War II, during
which he was a P.O.W. He was
awarded the Purple Heart. He
was a lifetime member of the
Disabled American Veterans, a
member of the Veterans of For-
eign wars and American Legion
in Orlando, the Elks in Vero
Beach, the Bartow Golf Club and
the National Rifle Association.
Survivors include his wife,
Nyna Baker of Fort Meade; his
son, William H. Baker of Or-
lando; his daughter, Becky
Scruggs of Fort Meade; his sis-
ter, Cleta Baker of Greensboro,
N.C.; three granddaughters, and
two great-granddaughters.
Memorial service: Sunday,
Feb. 27, First Church of God,
Fort Meade, after the morning
church service.
Memorial contributions: In
lieu of flowers, donations may be
made to First Church of God,
Fort Meade.
Arrangements: Moody-Brant
Funeral Chapel, Fort Meade.


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Erie H.
Lewis

Erie H. Lewis, 93, of Bartow,
died Thursday, Feb. 24, 2005.
Mrs. Lewis was a longtime
resident of Avon Park before
moving to Bartow.
She was a secretary for the
City of Avon Park. She was a
member of the First Baptist
Church of Bartow, and a former
member of the First Baptist
Church of Avon Park.
Survivors include her sister,
Ettie "Shorty" Lee Waters of
Bartow; a nephew and his wife,
Larry and Sandra Waters of Bar-
tow; and many nieces and neph-
ews.
Visitation: Monday, Feb. 28,
from 10 to 11 a.m, at the First
Baptist Church of Avon Park.
The funeral: Monday at 11
a.m., at the church, with Dr.
Vernon Harkey, Rev. R.L. Polk,
and Rev. Frank Brooks officiat-
ing. Interment will follow in
Bougainvillea Cemetery.
Memorial contributions: First
Baptist Church building fund, or
to Life Path Hospice, 115 South
Missouri Ave., Suite 500, Lake-
land, 33803.
Arrangements: Stephenson-
Nelson Funeral Home in Avon
Park.


Dorothy well
Dorothy Howell


Dorothy 0.
Howell
Dorothy Oeftering Howell, 91,
of Bartow, died at her home on
Sunday, Feb. 27, 2005.
Born on Dec. 4, 1913, in Indi-
anapolis, she moved to Bartow,
where she was a homemaker.
A member of St. Thomas
Catholic Church, Bartow, Mrs.
Howell also was a founding
member of the church's women's
guild and choir. She was a mem-
ber of the Home Bureau for more
than 30 years.
She was preceded in death by
her grandson, Lyn Howell.
She is survived by her hus-
band, Roy E. Howell of Bartow; a
daughter and son-in-law, Linda.
and Thom O'Conner of Voorhees-
ville, N.Y.; a daughter and son-
in-law, Christine and Jim
Jenkins of Weaverville, N.C.;
two sons and daughters-in-laws,
Bernard and Sandrd Howell of
Bartow and Martin and Jolene
Howell of Babson Park; eight
grandchildren; and 11; great-
grandchildren. ,
Memorial contributions may
be made to the St. Thomas
Catholic Church building fund,
2180 South Kissingen Avenue,'
Bartow; or Good Shepherd Hos-
pice, P.O. Box 7129, Wiiter Ha-.
ven, 33880. :
The funeral: Thursday, March'
3, at 9 a.m., St. Thomas Catholic'
Church.

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The mere formulation of a prob-
lem is far more essential than
its solution, which may be
merely a matter of mathemati-,,
cal or experimental skills. ,,,:
-Albert Einstein


Funds Targeted for Socially

Disadvantaged Farmers


Florida State Farm Service
Agency (FSA) has announced the
availability of funds for socially'
disadvailtaged (SDA) individuals
Swho want to purchase or operate
a family-size farm in fiscal year
2005.
"This, special financing is for
people who have been subjected
to racial, ethnic, or gender ine-
quality without regard to their
individual qualities. SDA mem-
bers include women, African
Americans, American Indians,
Hispanics, Asian, Pacific Island-
ers, and Alaskan Natives," said
Bronwyn D. Bethea-Myers,
Hillsborough County FSA Farm
Loan Program manager.
The SDA program provides di-
rect and guaranteed assistance
in the form of farm operating
and farm ownership loans. Di-
rect loans are made to applicants
from FSA. Guaranteed loans are
issued by lending institutions,
but typically 90 or 95 percent of
the loan is guaranteed by FSA.
Operating loans may be used
to purchase livestock, equip-
ment, feed, seed, and other busi-
ness-related expenses. Repay-
ment terms run from one to
seven years.
Ownership loans provide capi-
tal to purchase or enlarge a


farm, construct or improve build-
ings, promote soil and water con-
servation, and pay closing costs.
Direct ownership loan terms are
up to 40 years. Guaranteed loan
terms are established by the
lender.
Qualified candidates are pro-
vided information and assistance
to develop sound management
practices, analyze problems, and
utilize available resources essen-
tial for successful farming opera-
tions to cope with the changing
agricultural environment.
SDA loan applicants do not
receive automatic approval. Indi-
viduals must be U.S citizens
with a satisfactory history of
meeting credit obligations; have
sufficient education, training, or
experience managing or operat-
ing a farm; possess legal capac-
ity to incur debt; and be unable
to obtain credit elsewhere.
. Contact an FSA county office
servicing Hillsborough, Pinellas,
Polk, Hardee, DeSoto, Manatee
and Sarasota counties at 813-
752-1474, ext. 2, or the USDA
Service Center for more loan in-
formation.
A local office may be found
under the blue or government
pages in a local telephone direc-
tory.,


Florida Minimumn Wage

Beginning Date Announced


The beginning date for. Flori-
da's newly-enacted minimum
wage will be May 2,, the Agency
for Workforce Innovation an-
nounced.
Florida's minimum wage was
created in a constitutional
amendment approved by voters
on Nov. 2, and covers all employ-
ees in the state covered by the
federal minimum wage.
-The state minimum wage will
start at $6.15 per ,hour for all
hours worked in Fl.rida and
thereafter be indexed to inflation
each year. '
For tipped employees meeting
eligibility requirements for the
tip credit under the Fair Labor
Standards Act, enp .'.-ers may
count tips actually received as
wages towards satisfOction of the
minimum wage, but the em-
ployeri may'hict p.i l.ss than
$:3.13 per h i-i.r in -rd-ct ,iges...


Employees who are not paid
the minimum wage after May 2
may bring a civil action in a
court of competent jurisdiction
against the employer or any per-
son violating Florida's minimum
wage law. The state Attorney
General or other official desig-
nated by the state Legislature
may also bring a civil action to
enforce this amendment.
As stated in Florida's Consti-
tution, the case law, administra-
tive interpretations, and other
guiding standards under the
Fair Labor Standards Act should
be the guide regarding the con-
struction of Florida's constitu-
tional: amendment creating the
minimum wage.
Fair Labor Standards Act in-.
formation and compliance assis-
tance can .be found at
ht'tp:",'x~-w\.dol.go vd6dco6inmpli-
ance/coitBp-flsa.htf~i ..A


For Holiday
Bartow Chamber .:,f Com-
merce will hold a 'roundbreak-
ing ceremony,for. Bart 's new-
est hotel in 30 years, Holiday
Inn Express, on Tuesday, March
8. at 9:30 a.m. on site behind
Checker's on North Broadway.
Bartow's new Holiday Inn Ex-
press will offer 63.rooms, to,cor-
porate travelers and tourists -
15 of the rooms will be suites
featuring a small lounge and
kitchen area.
Plans also include a meeting
room for up to 18 people. The ho-
tel will have a swimming pool
and small exercise room.


Inn Express

Cost for rooms will range from
$60 to $70 a night.
The four-story hotel's esti-
mated cost of construction is
$3.5 million. The hotel will wrap
around Checkers with an en-
trance on Broadway and an exit
on Lucile Street.
'The owner of the hotel is Or-
lando Balaji LLC, based out of
Stuart. This is the third hotel it
has developed in Florida. Project
manager is Bill Fritze of Hender-
son and Bodwell Engineers.,
Those wishing to attend the
ceremony may park in the back
parking lot of King Buffet.


Can findd
PolkCountyDemocrat.com ?
We'.e changed internet service providers, and your
computer may still be directing you to the old one.
To fix the problem, delete the bookmark from your
computer, then enter it again:
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If that doesn't fi\ it. please call us at 533-4183 and
v.e'll iollo\w up on the problem.


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Sales Tax
Oversight
Committee
To Meet
A meeting of the Polk school
district's sales tax oversight com-
mittee will be held on Tuesday,
March 1.
The meeting is set at 5 p.m. in
the superintendent's conference
room of the district administra-
tive office, 1915 South Floral
Avenue, Bartow.
The committee, composed of
community members, was
formed after voters approved a
2003 referendum authorizing an
additional sales tax for school
construction.
Contact the facilities and op-
erations department, 534-0612,
for further information on the
meeting.


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February 28, 2005


BHS A-Team Wins Polk


From The Fort Meade Historical Museum Tourney for 7th Year


scored 244 points, defeating All
Saints Academy, which scored
211. Santa Fe Catholic, Winter
Haven High, Lake Region High,
and Harrison School of Arts
placed third, fourth, fifth and
sixth, respectively.
The competition pits teams
from public and private high
schools in Polk County in an-
swering questions in the fields of
English, social studies, mathe-
matics, science, humanities, for-
eign language, art, music, and
technology.
Bartow students named to the
all-county team were Neal
Bhutiani, a senior; Phillip Ma-
drid, a junior; and Kathryn
Mammel, a sophomore. Other
members of the all-county team
are Bud Shinn of All Saints,
Yash Avashia of Lake Region,


CHOO-CHOO. Part of Fort Meade's Train Museum was moved to with the caboose. (Photo provided)
make extra room at the corner. The engine of the train is now flush


By LETA WRIGHT
Kevin Chioma has cleaned the
northwest corner of the museum
block by hauling off rails and
railroad track ties.
He was assisted by city work-
ers. The workers pushed the old
train engine flush with the ca-
boose. To do this, they used the
city's huge front loader. Now we
have more space in that corner.
It surely does make a differ-
ence when a cluttered spot is put
in order. '
The Fort Meade Museum vol-


unteers celebrated a birthday
luncheon at Seven Seas Restau-
rant last Tuesday at noon.
We honored Janet Hancock
and Eunice Manley with a beau-
tiful birthday cake that had
strawberry filling, since it is'
strawberry season. Both birth-
days are this month.
Those attending the celebra-
tion were Jeanette -Albritton,
Verna Atwell, Elsie Barnett,
June Black, Dot Blackburn, Mar-
ian Clyatt, Dora Capito, Mavis
Carmichael, Joyce Devane, Mar-
tha Hancock, Debbie Howell,


Velma Howell, Janice Jared,
Peggy Langston, Caroline Load-
holtes, Violet Sheffield, Betty
Speer, Fitzhugh and Lauretta
Sthreshley, Evelyn Whitted and
Leta Wright.
The volunteers will meet in
the Train Museum on Tuesday,
March 22, to decorate and fill
the Easter baskets for the 90
Year Club members. This is a
fun time wishing a Happy
Easter to the club members.
Do mark your calendars for
March 4 and 5. The volunteers
are having a yard sale in the


yard of Floyd and Joyce DeVane
on the corner of Third Street and
Oak, Northeast.
The proceeds from this sale
will be for the Historical Society
Team to donate to the Relay for
Life Cancer Drive. You will find
some choice items in this sale.
Next time you are downtown,
ride by and take a look at the
bandstand. The bannister on the
handicap ramp to the bandstand
has been painted. It is beautiful,
and really puts a finishing touch
on the bandstand.


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Guest Carillonneur To

Perform At Bok Sanctuary


Ulla Laage, guest carillonneur
from Copenhagen, Denmark,
will perform carillon recitals at
Historic Bok Sanctuary in
March.
Laage is visiting the sanctu-
ary to compose and arrange mu-
sic for carillon and to perform
translation services, William De-
Turk, sanctuary carillonneur,
said.
"We're thrilled to have this ac-
complished musician play recit-
als on Mondays, Thursdays and
Friday during the next two
weeks," he said.
The special recitals will be at
1 and 3 p.m. on Thursday,

Customer
Service Course
Planned
Registered customer service
representative cla-iesill be
held at Polk Community Colle-
ge's Corporate College on Satur-
days and Sundays, March 12, 13,
19 and 20, from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.
The course will be presented
on the Lakeland campus.
The fee for the course 'is $320,
and students must have a high
school education.
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10; and Friday, March 11.
Laage has been carillonneur
of Our Saviour Church in Copen-
hagen since 1974 and has per-
fornied throughout Europe and
the United States as well as at
the International Carillon Festi-
vals at the Sanctuary in 1986
and 1999.
The artist has created ar-
rangements and original compo-
sitions for carillon, recorded a
CD of her church carillon, re-
corded for film and theater, and
participated in television and ra-
dio programs.


For the seventh time in eight
years, Bartow High School's aca-
demic A-Team has won the
county tournament.
Competing at Lake Region
High School in Eagle Lake on
Wednesday and Thursday, BHS
outscored 15 other teams to win
the championship.
Three members of the Bartow
team were chosen by coaches of
all teams to be on the eight-
member all-county team that
will compete in the state tourna-
ment at Disney World.
As coach of the county win-
ners, Peggy Frisbie, a BHS
mathematics teacher, will be
coach of the all-county team.
Chris Guice, an English teacher
at Bartow Charter School, is as-
sistant coach.
In the final round, BHS


The Community Redevelopment,

Advisory Board will meet at 5:30-

p.m. on Tuesday, March 3, 2005,

in Chambers in City Hall.

Doug Leonard, Executive

Director of the Central Florida

Regional Planning Council,

will address the Board.


VERISON WORKERS WHO BRAVED the unprecedented
2004 hurricane season were recognized with a "Hurricane Heroes"-
award by the Polk County Central Florida Development Council.
Those honored were (from left) front Bronnie Preece, Mark Jack-


son, Ron Corgan, and Regis Foster; back Larry West, Natalie
Neff, Roy Lunn, James Grace, Patrick Davis, Robbie Thompson,
Jerry McGee, William Harrison, Tony Tonski, and Jay Helms. -
(Staff photo by Rustin Dwyer)


Verison Wokers Honored With 'Hurricane Heroes'

Award by Central Florida Development Council


As successive hurricanes
ripped through Florida last year,
each seemed to choose Polk.
County as a reference point as
they laced the state, leaving dev-
astation and headaches for resi-


"The intensity of Charley,
Frances and Jeanne devastated
large parts of Polk County and
left many of our citizens needing
to put their lives back together,"
said Tom Patton, executive di-


dents, businesses and govern- rector, Central Florida Develop
mental agencies in their wake. ment Council (CFDC). "But one
Despite this unprecedented essential tool was still within
season of fury; Verizon worked reach to assist with that process
prb-actively and cooperatively for the vast majority of our citi
with the Polk County Emergency zens the telecommunications
Response Team in an effort to, system. This award is a smal
keep,telecommunications service way to recognize Verizon's heroic
disruptions for Polk citizens to a efforts to keep that system func
minimum., tioning during this time and to
-Because of their efforts, the say 'thank you' for exceptional
Central Florida Development service and a job well done."
Agency recognized Verizon's em- According to Verizon spokes
ployees for their work during the person Bob Elek, throughout the
2004; hurricane season with its string of hurricanes, Verizon
Hurricane Hero Award.
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maintained service to 98 percent
or more of its network.
Further, Elek said that with-
out proper planning and essen-
tial back-up systems, however,
as much as 30 percent of Veri-
zon's lines could have been in
jeopardy.
"We are very grateful to be
recognized for our efforts during
this incredible hurricane sea-
son," said Regis Foster, director,
customerloperations-inland divi-
sion, Verizon. "Hundreds of Veri-
zon employees worked day and
night to keep as many Polk
County customers in service as
possible throughout the duration
of these events. This level of
dedication and commitment to
help communities affected by the


storm embodies the spirit and
culture of Verizon and I'm proud
to be associated with each and
every employee who played such
a vital part in the process."
Restoration teams from
throughout the Southeast, mo-
bile technology from both Veri-
zon and Verizon Wireless, and a
donation of more than $250,000
from the Verizon Foundation
and Verizon employees high-
lighted the steps taken by the
company to ease the disruptions
experienced by affected commu-
nities in Polk County.
The Polk County CFDC has
recognized numerous other Hur-
ricane Heroes particularly
utilities companies which came
to Polk's aid.


ATTENTION!

Sexual offenders and sexual predators live in the
Bartow area. State law says you have the right to know
who they are and where they live.
The Bartow police Department has placed binders
at City Hall and at the Bartow Public Library, containing
information sheets on all known sexual offenders and
sexual predators living in the Bartow area.
They are available for public viewing during nor-
Miial City Flail and library hours.


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Casey Johnson of Lakeland
Christian, Mark Schluender of
Santa Fe, and Julia Sol6rzano of
Harrison.
This will be Bhutiani's third
year on the all-county.t_-mni ,:ird
Shinn's second.
Six of the eight \vill c.,mp-i.~
with two alternates. Those clc.c-
tions have not been made.
The state tourney will be held
April 21 through 23.
The Polk County all-stars
placed second in the state tour-
nament in 2004 and 2002.
Each of the members of the
BHS team will receive $500 col-
lege scholarships from State
Farm Insurance.
Other members of the Bartowv
team were Yalu Wu, Vivek
Gowda, and Zachary Olson, all
seniors.

Real Estate,

Course Set .
A course in real estate ap-
praisal will be offered by Polk.
Community College's Corporate.
College on Tuesday and Thurs,.
day nights, March. 1 through
May 10, 6 to 10 p.m.
The 75 hour class will meet on
the Winter Haven campus. ,- .
The fee for the course is $375
and requires two books,-'whici .
must be purchased before class ,
For more information on.thp'
class, call 669-2326.

Auto Insurance-
Law Class Set ,
Polk Community College's
Corporate College will offer a;
class in auto insurance law on7'.
Friday, March 11, from.noon to p
p.m.
The class will meet on. the
Lakeland campus. .
The fee for the course is $40 -,,.
For more information, call.
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Infant / Child
CPR Class Set
In Winter Haven
Polk County Chapter of the
American Red Cross will offer an
infant and child CPR class on
Thursday, March 3, from 6-10
p.m.
The cost of the class is $40.
The class will be held at the
chapter office located at 147 Ave-
nue A, NW in Winter Haven.
Pre-registration is required.
For more information, or to regis-
ter call 294-5941.

M*A*S*H

Bash Set
Polk County Chapter of the
American Red Cross is gearing
up for the ninth annual
M*A*S*H Bash dinner, dance-
and silent auction.
The event will be held on Sat-
urday, March 5, at 6:30 p.m. at
Fantasy of Flight in Polk City.
The event, which raises funds
for Red Cross services is based
on the television show
"M*A*S*H," with guests dress-
ing in costumes from fatigues,
doctor or nurse outfits, to dress-
ing like Corporal Klinger.
Tickets are $75 per person,
corporate sponsorships are avail-
able for $600, $1,200 and $2,000.

HIV Education
Training Set
Polk County's chapter of the
American Red Cross is seeking
volunteer instructors for health
and safety courses.
Training for HIV education
instructors will be held April 18-
20, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
The cost is $150.
For more information, call the
Polk County Chapter at 294-
5941.

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From The University
Of Florida
The human mouth teems with
millions of enamel-eroding, gum-
inflaming microbes.
One of these, Porphyromonas
gingivalis, is a bacterial home-
steader that stakes a claim deep
within the spaces between teeth
and gums.
It's also the leading cause of
tooth loss secreting proteins
that destroy the soft tissues and
bone that support teeth to cause
periodontal disease.
Now scientists have identified
the thousands of proteins the
bacterium produces, shedding
light on how it interacts with
healthy cells in order to thrive,
according to dental researchers
from the University of Florida
and the University of Washing-
ton. They describe their findings
in the current issue of the jour-
nal "Proteomics."
"Determining which proteins
are expressed in greater levels in
the mouth has allowed us to gain
clues as to how P. gingivalis
might be causing disease, and
what we might be able to do with
drugs or vaccines to prevent it,"
said Richard Lament, Ph.D., a
professor of oral biology at UF's
College of Dentistry and study
investigator.
The National Institute of Den-
tal and Craniofacial Research es-
timates 80 percent of adult
Americans have some form of
periodontal disease, their symp-
toms ranging from mild gum ir-
ritation to complete tooth loss.
People with periodontal dis-
ease also are at increased risk of
stroke and heart attack, and the
disease makes it difficult to con-
trol blood sugar levels in people
with diabetes. ,
If that's not bad enough, preg-,
nant women with periodontal
disease are seven times more
likely to deliver low-birth-
weight, preterm babies.
Proteins are important to
study because they are the foun-
dation of the cellular structure of
every living organism, Lamont
said.


They carry on the day-to-day
biology of life, going about their
business as enzymes and anti-
bodies. They can also cause dis-
ease.
"The genes themselves are
only important in that they en-
code the proteins," Lamont said.
"It's the proteins that are most
responsible for disease, and in
most cases it's proteins that are
vaccine and drug targets."
The scientists have been try-
ing to understand how P. gin-
givalis interacts with healthy
oral tissues to cause such devas-
tation.
In this study,'they used cut-
ting-edge molecular research
techniques to map all the pro-
teins known as the proteome
- produced by P. gingivalis.
Ultimately, the researchers
were able to fill hundreds of gaps
in the organism's sequence of
roughly 2,000 proteins.
"The approach used in this
study is very exciting," said Han-
sel Fletcher, Ph.D., an associate

professor of microbiology and
molecular genetics at Loma
Linda University in Loma Linda,
Cal. "For the first time, we are
able to see that the more than
200 so-called 'hypothetical' pro-
teins in P. gingivalis are ex-
pressed and have specific func-
tions."
Until now, scientists had
identified less than two percent
of the pathogen's proteins and
had to guess at what other pro-
teins might be present in the
proteome based on similarities to
other known proteins, Fletcher
said.
"This .study has done two
things to advance that," Lament
said. "We've identified the com-
plete protein complement of the
organism, and we've looked at
how those proteins are expressed
when the organism is in an envi-
ronment that closely mimics an
oral situation."
To do this, Lamont and his
colleagues compared the proteins
secreted by P. gingivalis when
grown in a medium containing
human gum cell proteins with
the proteins produced by the


NAMI Symposium 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.
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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.


bacteria when grown in a neu-
tral medium.
Bacterial proteins from the
two conditions were separated
using a new technique called
Multidimensional Protein Identi-
fication Technology, or MudPIT.
Once separated, mass spec-
trometry was used to measure
each protein's mass and charge,
identifiers as unique to proteins
as the whorls of fingerprints are
to people.
The spectrometry measure-
ments were fed into a computer
database to create a computa-
tional model of the P. gingivalis
proteome, resulting in a surpris-.
ing find.
"Some of the proteins we pre-
viously thought were important
when they were expressed in the
lab proved not to be when the or-
ganism is in an environment
that mimics the oral cavity," La-
ment said.
To put it simply, the behavior,
or protein expression, of the or-
ganism when it's at work in the
human mouth is very different
from its behavior when it's vaca-
tioning in a Petri dish.
"An organism growing in a lab
isn't causing disease," Lamont
said. "It's an organism that's in
your gums, your lungs, your
heart valves, your arteries caus-
ing disease."
The next step will be to ex-
pose P. gingivalis to other oral
pathogens to determine what in-
teractions may exist that con-
tribute to infection, he said.
"This study is important in
that we now have an under-
standing of the protein expres-
sion on a global scale for this
pathogen," Lamont said. "Now
we need to see how it adapts to
various situations present in the
mouth to cause disease."

Chair Yoga

Classes
Planned

Senior Chair Yoga, a presen-
tation of Winter Haven Hospi-
tal's Sage-ing Program, will be
held every Wednesday, from
i:0 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
The free classes will be held
at the -Rotary Park Community
Roo.:.. ::.'`i Sixth Street, Winter
Haven.
Jennifer Specht, a certified
yoga instructor will teach stu-
dents .the proper postures,
breathing techniques and medi-
tation.
Students will use chairs for
balance and support.
Participants should wear com-
fortable clothing and flat soled
shoes. Students should check
with a doctor before beginning
this exercise program.
For more information or to
register, call the Winter Haven
Hospital Health Connection of-
fice at 291-6705.
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UF Researchers Map Bacterial

Proteins Behind Tooth Decay


This Week

In Sports


Feb. 28 March 4
Monday: BHS JV baseball at
Winter Haven, 6 p.m.
BHS baseball at East Ridge, 7
p.m.
Tuesday: FSC baseball at
Joker-Marchant Stadium (exhi-
bition with Detroit Tigers), 1
p.m.
FMHS boys' tennis at Hardee,
3 p.m.
BHS boys' tennis at home vs.
Avon Park, 4 p.m.
BHS girls' tennis at home vs.
Avon Park 4 p.m.
FMHS softball at Santa Fe
Catholic, 4 p.m.
FMHS girls' tennis at Hardee,
4 p.m.
WIU softball at home vs. Be-
thel College (double header), 4
p.m.
BHS JV softball at home vs.
Winter Haven, 5:30 p.m.
FMHS JVbaseball at home vs.
Frostproof, 6 p.m.
FMHS baseball at Frostproof,
7 p.m.
FSC baseball at Rollins, 7
p.m.
BHS softball at home vs. Win-
ter Haven, 7:30 p.m.
Wednesday: BHS track and
field at George Jenkins (free
clinic), TBA
WIU baseball at home vs. Si-
ena Heights University (double
header), 4 p.m.
FSC softball at home vs. Sagi-
naw Valley State, 6 p.m.
Thursday: BHS boys' tennis
at home vs. George Jenkins, 3:30
p.m.
BHS girls' tennis at George
Jenkins, 3:30 p.m.
FMHS girls' tennis at Frost-
proof, 3:30 p.m.
FMHS boys' tennis at Frost-
proof, 3:30 p.m.
BHS JV baseball at McKeel
Academy, 4 p.m.
BHS JV softball at home vs.
Lake Wales, 5:30 p.m.
FSC softball at home vs.
Lewis, 6 p.m.
FMHS JV baseball at Hardee,
6 p.m.
FMHS softball at Berkley
Prep, 7 p.m.
FMHS baseball at Haines
City, 7 p.m. ..
BHS .-.t.b.all at ho.:m:w vs. Lake
Wales, 7-30 p n. ,
Friday: WIU :.tt'ballI at home
vs. St. Thomas University, 2
p.m.
FMHS JV baseball at Mul-
berry, 5 p.m.
BHS JV softball a home vs.
Lake Region, 5:30 p.m.
WIU baseball at home vs.
Warner Southern, 6:30 p.m.
BHS baseball at Lake Region,
7 p.m.
FSC baseball at home vs.
Shippensburg, 7 p.m.
FMHS baseball at Mulberry,
7:30 p.m.
BHS softball at home vs. Lake
Region, 7:30 p.m.


March 4, 5 to 9 p.m. Open
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sprints, outlaw modified, sports-
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trucks, four cylinder kids, four
cylinder adults, fan participa-
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March 11, 5 to 9 p.m. Open
practice.
March 12, 7 p.m. Outlaw
figure eights, school bus figure
eights, TQ midgets, action glass
super stocks, road warriors 50,
thunder trucks, four cylinder
kids, four cylinder adults.
March 18, 5 to 9 p.m. Open


practice.
March 19, 7 p.m. Sports-
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mod-lites, pro challenge action
glass super stocks, road warri-
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Elk's Lodge 2606 night.
March 25, 5 to 9 p.m. Open
practice.
March 26, 7 p.m. Limited
late model pacifier 100, outlaw
figure eights, TQ midgets, action
glass super stocks, road warri-
ors, thunder trucks, four cylin-
der kids, four cylinder adults.
March 30, 9 a.m. Faster
pastor practice.


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SERVICES
AIRBORNE TREE SERVICE
Complete tree service availa-
ble. Licensed and Insured.
Free Estimates. Senior and
Military discounts. 863-370-
0221.

BASS LAWN CARE
Free estimates given.
Commercial or Residential.
Call 533-2244.
Licensed and Insured.
BIG JOSH TREE SERVICE
Remove trees, stumps, lot
cleaning., Have bucket truck,
back hoe. Insured, licensed,
free estimates. 863-285-9172.

CALVIN'S HAULING INC.
Topsoil, concrete wash, fill
dirt, also leveling with a trac-
tor. Call 533-1852 leave mes-
sage if no answer.
HANDYMAN SERVICES

painting. Commercial, resi-
dential, licensed and insured.
863-409-8695.
JT PAINTING and Pressure
Cleaning. Interior, exterior,
and all types of small repairs.
Free estimates. 1-888-689-
8188.
K W LAWN SERVICE
Commercial, Residential,
293-4539 or 581-4892.
PHOTOGRAPHY. WE do
weddings and more! Call
Creech Photography at 533-
5676.
POLK PAINTING, interior, ex-
terior, free estimates, li-
censed. Mike Thomas at 863-
412-9169.
PORTRAIT AND wedding
photography. Children, fami-
lies, pets, in-home sittings.
Jack Littlefield, Photographic
Memories. 533-9064.
RESIDENTIAL HOUSE clean-
ing. Reliable and affordable.
Also do windows. Senior
housecleaning specials. For a
Crystal clean home call 409-
9056 or 519-5583.
TIM HUTCHINSON
All Types Roofing
Apartments, Residential,
Commercial.
Toll free
1-888-672-8356.
FL.S. license # CCC056374.
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LANDSCAPE.
Residential, commercial,
licensed, insured..
FREE ESTIMATES
863-712-1655
863-533-5760.
Email: pkr1025@hotmail.com

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.

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-
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What do you do if
you accidently hit a
manatee while
boating?
Notify the Florida Marine
Patrol (FMP) as soon as
possibe so tha the manatee
cari be monitored and captured
and treated for internal 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
or taed manatees to the FMP.
Call -DL-FMP or "FMP
on your mobile phonr.
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"It's Your Coasti"


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

COMMUNICATIONS
SPECIALIST
Lakeland Christian organiza-
tion is looking or a full-time,
entry-level writer/graphic artist
/video producer to develop
news and feature stories, bro-'
chures, advertising, promo-
tional materials and videos.
Preferred: writing and design
proficiency, and PC experi-
ence with Adobe InDesign,
Photoshop and Premiere Pro.
Send resume to: Communica-
tions Director, P.O. Box 8190,
Lakeland, Fla. 33802

COMMUNITY NATIONAL
BANK

s currently accepting appli-
cations for

Loan Accounting Position
Full-time Teller
Receptionist

Previous experience pre-
ferred. Good communica-
tion and computer skills re-
quired. Excellent benefits
and salary. Qualified appli-
cants should fax resume in
confidence to 863-686-
2112 or email to
jcook@bankwithcnb.com

Direct inquires to
863-603-7217 EOE



FOR SALE
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.
1930's Chifforobe $300. Call
709-1246 after 6 p.m.
2 100 mg. zip drives with
SCSI connections for Macin-
tosh. $30 each OBO. Call
Joanne 533-4183.
3 SCANNERS for Macintosh.
Have SCSI connections. $40
each or best offer. Call
Joanne at 533-4183.
ANTIQUE UPHOLSTERED
Mahogany sewing rocker,
$85.00. call 533-8538.
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.
MOTORCYCLE 1982 Honda
GL 500 Silver Wing, runs
great only 12,500 miles
$1500. 863-528-8283.
MULCH FOR SALE
BY THE YARD. Red mulch
$10/yard. White mulch,
$8/yard. Homeland, call 533-
2285 ext. 23.
."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".


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.

WANTED
TO BUY


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


GENERAL
HELP WANTED


WELDERS WANTED!
10 FULL TIME
POSITIONS OPEN
NOW


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

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

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


DRIVERS WANTED, class A
CDL. Three years experience,
24 or older. Dedicated runs,
home every night. 863-533-
4567.

E-BAY EXPERIENCE? if so ,
we're seeking part-time em-
ployee, 15 hours per week.
Must have knowledge of list-
ing items, on E-Bay for Auc-
tion, packing and shipping
items following sale. Contact
Al Palmer, Philip's Antique,
330 E. Main, Bartow. 533-
2365.
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.
NEED SOMEONE who can
do carpenter work, painting
and plumbing. Must be relia-
ble. 533-3234.
NEEDED PART time caution
flaggers for local motor cross
track. Saturday and Sunday
from 8:30-4:15. Call 224-
0238.
NEWSPAPER ADVERTISING
salesperson. We have an im-
mediate opening in an estab-
lished territory. Experience
helpful, but will train. The Polk
County Democrat. Call Linda
at 533-4183.
NOW HIRING waitress, full
and part time. Bartow Family
Restaurant, 534-8048.
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 Music teach-
er. Please call 533-5539 or
Fax resume to 533-9511.


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PEOPLE WHO READ
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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.


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.
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
SEA EL PRIMERO EN EX-
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Apartamentos de 1, 2, y 3
cuartos con aire de acondicio-
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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)

HOUSE
FOR RENT
BARTOW-UNFURNISHED
830 E. Gay Street off East
Main and Orange. 3 bedroom,
2 bath, CA/H, freshly painted
inside and out, brand new car-
pet, fenced in rear yard, cov-
ered patio, utility room with
hookups, refrigerator with ice
maker, brand new range. Win-
dow treatments. Breakfast
area of kitchen, single carport,
ceiling fans. 12 month lease.
$875 per month plus $800 de-
posit. Call 863-701-8000,
Your Rental Connection.
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 SALE
14 X 50 2 bedrooms, new
bathroom, like new condition.
All furniture stays including
new w/d, $15,000. 863-285-
6059.
COMMERCIAL
PROPERTY
FOR SALE
MOTEL FOR sale in Fort
Meade includes office and 2
bedroom apartment and 2
bedroom house. Call 863-
285-8040.

CHILD CARE











Sports
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NFLer Ray Lewis Becomes
TI1r~lv l d Th L aladrif


February 28, 2005 The Polk County Democrat


9A


IndVoUV F ll Fr.anch iseU. Murphy Gets Win as Jackets
Indoor Football Franchise Sweep Lake Wales Tourney


One of the most recognizable
National Football League All-
Stars, linebacker Ray Lewis, has
become involved with one of the
Indoor Football League's newest
expansion franchises, the Lake-
land ThunderBolts.
The seven-time Pro Bowl
player will have his name embla-
zoned on the ThunderBolts' field
as part of the Ray Lewis Founda-
tion, which is to provide personal
and economic assistance to dis-
advantaged youth.
"The Ray Lewis Field will be
symbolic of the way the former
Kathleen High School star has
provided leadership on and off
the football field as a member of
the Baltimore Ravens," said Del
Martin, owner/general manager
of the Lakeland club.
The Thunderbolts will, in
turn, provide hundreds of game-
day tickets to The Ray Lewis
Foundation.
"This is the greatest day in
ThunderBolts' franchise his-
tory," Martin said. "To not only
name our field for this marvel-
ous player, but to be part of his


magnificent foundation, is quite
an honor for us and the City of
Lakeland."
Born in Bartow, Lewis was
one of the most honored high
school players in Florida. He
went on to the University of Mi-
ami where he was a three-year
starter before leaving the Hurri-
canes' program after his junior
year for the NFL.
Lewis will serve as a volun-
teer assistant coach for the
ThunderBolts this season. He
said he wants to give the young
players direction and provide his
knowledge of the game for their
improvement.
"He will be a tremendous as-
set for our players and will give
them an idea of what it takes to
reach the level of an NFL
player," said ThunderBolts' head
Coach Garrett Hagin. "We have
a difficult 14-game schedule this
season, and Ray can help us in
many ways understand the pro-
fessionalism of the sport."
For The Most News
Of Bartow Subscribe
To The Democrat


After edging out St. Cloud
High School 4-3 earlier in the
Lake Wales Tournament, the
Bartow High School baseball
team (3-0) got a chance for a re-
match, albeit a rain-delayed one,
on Saturday in the final game of
the week-long tournament.
This time, though, there
would be no seventh inning dra-
matics. This time, the Bulldogs
(1-2) would not make a game of
it.
Multi-sport athlete Jack Mur-


phy took to the mound and went
the distance, giving up only one
run and striking out six for his
first win of the season. Murphy
contributed on the other side of
the rubber as well, driving in
two runs.
Murphy was one of six Jack-
ets named to the all-tournamnet
team, along with M.J. Wilson,
Drew Collier, Brand'en Patter-
son, Robbie Ratcliffe and Josh
Ward.


SHE STRUCK OUT EIGHT, but Lady Jacket
pitcher Jerrica Sanchez had to call it quits after
four innings, due to the 10-0 lead her team had
racked up against Kathleen High School on


Thursday. As Sanchez and catcher Jenna Allen
leave the field, the umpire signals the out. -
(Staff photo by Rustin Dwyer)


'Jacket Juggernaut' Blows Away

Weekend Competition 16-0 Combined


By MARK KING
The week has been a busy one
for the Bartow High School Lady
Jackets softball team as they
played host to three different
teams last Thursday, Friday and
Saturday at One Bug Place.
Kathleen High School was the
first team to visit The Hive this
-year and it must have felt like a
homecoming for the Red Devils .
. that is, it f .u lived in Hades.
Leading by a score of 2-0 in
the bottom of the fourth inning,
the Bugs swarmed over the Dev-
ils with eight runs scored off five
base hits and one KHS error.
With one out for Bartow,,
Elizabeth Howell drew a walk
and then from a fielding faux
pas by the Kathleen second base-
man put two Bugs on the bags.
Rachel Jackson stepped up to
the plate and.piunched a one-bag-
ger that plat-.d -How 11. After
that, it was as if the Gates of
HHoni- opened up as the next
seven batters eventually would
cross the plate.
Jerrica Sanchez was the start-
ing pitcher in the home-opener.
Sanchez made the most of her
2005 home debut as she pun-.
ished the Devils' batters with
eight strike outs in just four in-
nings, leading her team to a sin-
fully easy 10-0 victory.




More

Sports

On Page 7A


On a soggy Friday night, the
Merritt Island Mustangs stam-
peded into One Bug Place with
high hopes of rustling a win off
the Lady Jackets. They left with
empty saddlebags and tails drag-
ging as BHS again dominated
the game with a 7-0 shut out.
Lindsay LIttlejohn was the
starting pitcher for Coach Glenn
Rutenbar, and the senior hurler
banged out five strike outs. San-
chez added four of her own and
Whitney Little got in another in
the seventh inning as the Bug
bullpen combined for 10 K's. '
Believe it or not, it was an off
night offensively for the Jackets.
Although the Bugs scored four
runs in the bottom of the first in-
ning, they did s6 off just one
base, from the bat of Britta Gid-
dens.
The rest of the action was'
courtesy of four Merritt Island
blunders.
Bartow ended the game with
five hits from Jenna Allen (RBI),
Giddens, Elizabeth Howell,
Courtney Latham and Little
(RBI).
On Saturday at 1 p.m., the
Tallahassee Lincoln High School
Trojans marched into the hive
with visions of conquest on their
minds., ,
But pitcher Littlejohn. San-
chez, and Little had visions of


their own as they combined their
efforts to fan 16 of the Trojans'
horses on their way.to a 9-0 no
hitter. Littlejohn got the win, im-
proving her record to 3-0 and the
team's record to 4-0.
Offensively, the leading
Buzzer batter was "Miss Ellie,"
Elizabeth Howell, who went a
perfect four-for-four, including a
double with three RBIs. Other
hitters included Staci Fernandez
(double), Britta Giddens, Little,
Littlejohn and Sanchez.
The action continues for the
ladies and their fans this week
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host three more teams and their
junior varsity counterparts.
Tuesday, Bartow gets to dance
with devils of a different color
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The Highlanders from Lake
Wales will try to get the low-
down on the Bugs on Thursday
night, while the Thunder from
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Bug Place on Friday Night.
Junior varsity games will be-
gin at 5:30 p.m., while the var-
sity squad plays at 7:30. p.m.
Tuesday's and Thursday's var-
sity games will be broadcast lo-
cally on WWBF AM 1130 and on
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IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF
THE STATE OF FLORIDA, IN
AND FOR POLK COUNTY
CIVIL DIVISION
COCOA PROPERTIES DEFINED
BENEFIT PENSION PLAN,
Plaintiff,
vs.
EVELYN PAULINE CAPE, single;
ALVIN R. MOORE and if married,
his UNKNOWN SPOUSE and AL-
VIN G. MOORE, and if married,
his UNKNOWN SPOUSE and if
Deceased, all unknown parties
claiming by, through, under or
against the named Deceased De-
fendant, whether said against the
named Deceased Defendant,
whether said unknown parties
claim as heirs, devisees, grantees,
et al.,
Defendant(s).
CASE NO.
2005-CA-000812
DIVISION 08
NOTICE OF ACTION
TO:
ALVIN R. MOORE and if mar-
ried, his UNKNOWN SPOUSE
and ALVIN G. MOORE, and if
married, .his UNKNOWN
SPOUSE and if Deceased, all
unknown parties claiming by,
through, under or against the
named Deceased Defendant,
whether said against the
named Deceased Defendant,
whether said unknown parties
claim as heirs, devisees,
grantees, assignees, Fienors,
creditors, trustees or other
claimants, claiming under the
said named Defendants, Alvin
R. Moore and Alvih G. Moore,
and if married, their Unknown
Spouses, and all others whom
it may concern.
YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an
action to Foreclosure a Note and
Mortgage on the following property
in POLK County, Florida:
LOT 44, THE WOODS UNIT
NO. 5, ACCORDING TO THE
MAP OR PLAT THEREOF,
AS RECORDED IN PLAT
BOOK 73, PAGE 20, PUBLIC
RECORDS OF POLK
COUNTY, FLORIDA.
a/k/a: 1310 Creekwood Run,
Lakeland FL 33809
GEO No. 262623-000-621-
000440 '
has been filed against you and
you are required to serve a copy
of your written defense, if any, to it
on SHELDON' L.`WIND, ES-
QUIRE, 5700 Memorial Hwy.,
#102, ,Tampa,.FL 33615and on or
before 31st day of March, 2005,
and to 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 demanded in the
Complaint.. 7 .
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) 534-46.90, 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 February 23, 2005.
RICHARD M. WEISS
As Clerk of the Court
By: /s/TAMIKA JOINER
As Deputy Clerk
(Seal)
Feb. 28, Mar. 7, 2005;0695

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR
POLK COUNTY,, FLORIDA PRO-
BATE DIVISION
IN RE: ESTATE OF
LAURO, GENE F.,
Deceased. .
File No.
04-CP-2848
NOTICE TO CREDITORS
The administration of the estate
of GENE F. LAURO, deceased,
whose date of death was Septem-
ber 1, 2004, File Number 2004-
CA-2848, is pending in the Circuit
Court for Polk County, Florida,
Probate Division, the address of
which is P.Ow. Box 9000, Drawer
CC-4,. Bartow, Florida 33831. The
names and addresses of-the per-
sonal representative .and the per-
sonal representafive~s attorney are
set forth below.. .
All creditors of the decedent
and other persons, having claims
or demands against decedent's
estate, on whom a copy of this no-
tice has been served, must file
their claims with this court WITHIN
THE LATER OF .THREE (3)
MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF
THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF
THIS NOTICE OR THIRTY (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, must file their
claims, with this court WITHIN
THREE (3) MONTHS AFTER THE
DATEOF 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 AF-
TER THE DECEDENT'S DATE
OF DEATH IS BARRED.
THE, DATE OF FIRST PUBLI-
CATION OF THIS'NOTICE IS:
February 28, 2005. -
Personal Representative:
KATHLEEN A: ATKINSON
3224 King Charles Circle
Seffner, FL 33584 '
Attorney for Personal Representa-
tive: : -
THERESA S. O'NEILL, ESQUIRE
GRIFFIN & ASSOCIATES, P.A.
Post Office Drawer 3510
Brandon, FL 33509-3510
Telephone: #813/681-'2612
Florida Bar No. 023876
Feb. 28, Mar. 7, 2004-0701


IN THE COUNTY COURT OF
THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT,
IN AND FOR POLK COUNTY,
FLORIDA
ROYAL PALMS HOMEOWNERS
ASSOCIATION, INC.,
Plaintiff,
vs.
JOHN HEALY AND ANN HEALY,
et al.,
Defendants.
CASE NO.
2004CC-004462-0000-WH
NOTICE OF SALE
PURSUANT TO CHAPTER 45
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN
pursuant o the Final Judgment of
foreclosure dated February 18th
2005, and entered in Case No.
2004CC-004462-0000-WH of the
Circuit Court of the Tenth Judicial
Circuit in and for Polk County,
Florida, wherein ROYAL PALMS
HOMEOWNERS ASSOCIATION,
INC. is Plaintiff and JOHN HEALY
AND. ANN HEALY, are the Defen-
dant, I will sell to the highest and
best bidder for cash at the East
end of the East corridor, first floor,
Polk County Courthouse, 255 N.
Broadway Avenue, Bartow, Florida
at Polk County, Florida, at 9:00
a.m. on the 15th day of March,
2005, the following described
property as set forth in said Order
or Final Judgment, to wit:
Lot 52, Royal Palms, Phase
Two, according to the map
or plat thereof as recorded
in Plat Book 109 Pages 4
and 5, Public Records of
Polk County, Florida.
All sales are to be held at the east
end of the east corridor, first floor,
of the Polk County Courthouse lo-
cated at 255 North Broadway Ave-
nue, Bartow, Florida. Please note
that the main entrance is located
on Church Street. No entry is pos-
sible from Broadway Avenue. In
the event any temporary change is
necessary, the Clerk will post a "
Notice of Change" at the sale loca-
tion directing the bidders to the
temporary sale location.
If you are a person with disabilities
who needs any accommodation in
order to participate in this pro-
ceeding, you are entitled at no
cost to you, to the provision of cer-
tain assistance. Please contact the
Office of the Court Administrator,
(863) 534-4690, within two (2)
working days of your receipt of this
notice; if you are hearing or voice
impaired, call TDD (863) 534-7777
or Florida Relay Services 711.
DATED February 21. 2005.
RICHARD M. WEISS
As Clerk, Circuit Court
By: /s/ Judy A, McCauley
As Deputy Clerk
(Seal)
Feb. 28, Mar. 7, 2005-0699


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 wwpolk-
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, 2004-0669FR


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT
OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL
CIRCUIT' IN AND FOR
POLK COUNTY, FLORIDA
GEORGE ALBERT GARNER,
Trustee
Plaintiff
-vs-
ANTON J. WILLIAMS, SHER-
RIE N. WILLIAMS, DEPART-
MENT OF REVENUE/CHILD
SUPPORT ENFORCEMENT DI-
VISION, BOARD OF COUNTY
COMMISSIONERS, AND POLK
COUNTY, a political subdivi-
sion '
Defendant(s).
CASE NO.
53-2004-CA-004047-
O000-WH
NOTICE OF ACTION
TO: SHERRIE N. WILLIAMS
YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an
action has been filed against you
and you are required to file your
answer or written defenses, if any,
to SCOTT H. LANGSTON, Plain-
tiff's attorney, whose address is
Post Office Box 1897, Lakeland,
FL 33803, and file the original with
the clerk of the Court either before
service on Petitioner's attorney or
immediately thereafter, or a de-
fault will be entered against you
for the relief demanded in the
complaint or petition.
WITNESS my hand and seal of
this Court on February 24, 2005.
By /s/ Mary Ann Ray
As Clerk of the Court
(Seal)
Feb. 28, Mar. 7, 2005-0703

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IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR
POLK COUNTY, FLORIDA PRO-
BATE DIVISION
IN RE: ESTATE OF
LUCILE C. HARRELL,
Deceased.
File No.
05CP-0259
NOTICE TO CREDITORS
The administration of the estate
of LUCILE C. HARRELL, de-
ceased, whose date of death was
January 3, 2005, and whose So-
cial Security Number, is 267-16-
7865, 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. The
names and addresses of the per-
sonal representative and the per-
sonal representative's attorney are
set forth below.
All creditors of the. decedent
and other persons, having claims
or demands against decedent's
estate, onwhom 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 the 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 DATE OF
DEATH JS BARRED.
THE DATE OF FIRST PUBLI-
CATION OF THIS NOTICE IS:
February 28, 2005.
Personal Representative:
Jack R. Harrell, Jr.
1645 Hollingsworth Creek
Lakeland, FL 33801 .
Attorney for Personal Representa-
tive:
James P. Hahn
Attorney
Florida Bar No. 032756
HAHN, McCLURG, WATSON,
GRIFFITH & BUSH
P.O. Box 38
Lakeland, FL 33802
Telephone: 863/688-7747
Feb. 28, Mar. 7, 2004-0711 .


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF
FLORIDA IN AND FOR POLK
COUNTY
BANK OF AMERICA, N.A., SUC-
CESSOR BY MERGER TO BAR-
NETT BACK OF POLK COUNTY,
Plaintiff,
vs.
KENNETH W. CHAMBERS; UN-
KNOWN SPOUSE OF KENNETH
W. CHAMBERS; AMANDA
MARSH CHAMBERS; UNKNOWN
SPOUSE OF AMANDA MARSH
CHAMBERS; DEBORAH, L.
CHAMBERS; UNKNOWN
SPOUSE OF DEBORAH L.
CHAMBERS; UNKNOWN TEN-
ANT #1; UNKNOWN TENANT #2;
BEAL BANK, SSB; CAPITAL ONE
BANK, A CORPORATION,
Defendants.
CASE NO.
53-2004-CA-2941
NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE
SALE
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN
pursuant to a Final Judgment of
Foreclosure dated February 7.
2005, and entered in Case No. 53-
2004-CA-2941, of the Circuit Court
of the Tenth Judicial Circuit in and
for Polk County, Florida, wherein
BANK OF AMERICA, N.A., SUC-
CESSOR BY MERGER TO BAR-
NETT BACK OF POLK COUNTY,
is a Plaintiff, and KENNETH W.
CHAMBERS; UNKNOWN
SPOUSE OF KENNETH W.
CHAMBERS; AMANDA MARSH
CHAMBERS; UNKNOWN
SPOUSE OF AMANDA MARSH
CHAMBERS; DEBORAH L.
CHAMBERS; UNKNOWN
SPOUSE OF DEBORAH L.
CHAMBERS; UNKNOWN TEN-
ANT #1; UNKNOWN TENANT #2;
BEAL BANK, SSB; CAPITAL ONE
BANK, A CORPORATION; are the
Defendants. I will sell to the high-
est and best bidder for cash at
Polk County Courthouse East Cor-
ridor, 255 N. Broadway, Bartow,
Fl, at 09:00 AM on March 14,
2005', the following described
property as set forth in said Final
Judgment, to wit:
LOT 8, BLOCK A, LAKE
VIEW TERRACE, UNIT 2, A

POLK COUNTY, FLORIDA.
All sales are to be held at the east
end of the east corridor, first floor,
of the Polk County Courthouse lo-
cated at 255 North Broadway Ave-
nue, Bartow, Florida. Please note
that the main entrance is located
on Church Street. No entry is pos-
sible from Broadway Avenue. In
the event any temporary change is
necessary, the Clerk will post a "
Notice of Change" at the sale loca-
tion directing the bidders to the
temporary sale location.
If you are a person with disabilities
who needs any accommodation in
order to participate in this pro-
ceeding, you are entitled at no
cost to you, to the provision of cer-
tain assistance. Please contact the
Office of the Court Administrator,
(863) 534-4690, within two (2)
working days of your receipt of this
notice; if you are hearing or voice
impaired, call TDD (863) 534-7777
or Florida Relay Services 711.
RICHARD M. WEISS
As Clerk of the Court
By: /s/ Felicia Borders
As.Deputy Clerk
(Seal)
Feb. 28, Mar. 7, 2005-0681


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 15th
day* of March. 2005. the following
described property as set forth in
said Final Judgment:
THE SOUTH 70 FEET OF


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN
AND FOR POLK COUNTY
DENISE M. HUNTER, TRUSTEE,
Plaintiff,
vs.
SHARON M. WILLIAMS, a single
woman; THE UNKNOWN
SPOUSE OF SHARON M. WIL-
LIAMS; RAESHONNE K.
MILLER, a single woman; THE
UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF RAE-
SHONNE K. MILLER; FIRST SE-
LECT, INC.; BOARD OF
COUNTY COMMISSIONERS,
POLK COUNTY, FLORIDA;
POLK COUNTY, a political sub-
division of the State of Florida;
Division of Public Safety (Am-
bulance); WACHOVIA BANK,
N.A. f/k/a FIRST UNION NA-
TIONAL BANK OF FLORIDA;
SEARS, ROEBUCK AND CO., a
Florida corporation; and JOHN
DOE AND JANE DOE AND ALL
OTHER PERSONS IN POSSES-
SION OF SUBJECT REAL
PROPERTY,
Defendant(s).
CASE NO.
04-CA-4633
NOTICE OF ACTION
TO:
SHARON M. WILLIAMS
whose last known address is
5105 Turtle Dove Trail, Lake-
land, FL 33810, and RAE-
SHONNE K. MILLER, whose
last known address 1315 W
14th, Street, Lakeland, FL
33805, if alive, and if dead
their unknown spouses, heirs,
devisees, grantees, creditors
and all other parties claiming
by, through,, under, or against
them and all unknown natural
persons if alive, and if dead or
not alive, their several and re-
spective unknown spouses,
heirs, devisees, grantees, and
creditorsors, or other parties
claiming interest by, through or
under those unknown natural
persons; and all claimants,
persons or parties, natural or
corporate, or whose exact le-
gal status is unknown, claim-
ing under any of the above
named of described defendant
and all parties having or claim-
ing to have any right, title or in-
terest in and to the property
hereafter described and all
others whom it may concern.
YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an
action to foreclosure a Promissory
Note and Real Estate Mortgage on
the following real property in
POLK County, Florida, to-wit:
LOT 37, COUNTRY VIEW ES-
TATES, PHASE 3, ACCORD-
ING TO THE MAP OR PLAT
THEREOF, WAS RECORDED
IN PLAT BOOK 94, PAGES
18-23, PUBLIC RECORDS
OF POLK COUNTY, FLOR-
IDA, TOGETHER WITH A
1995 SKYLINE MANUFAC-
TURED HOME,
FLA#573604/605.
has been filed against you and
you are required to serve a copy
of your written defense, if any, to it
on Benjamin W. Hardin, Jr., Es-
quire, of Hardin & Murphy, P.A.. .
Plaintiff's attorney, whose address
is 1905 Bartow Road, Lakeland,
Florida 33802-3604 and on or be-
fore 31st day of March, 2005, and
to file the original, withthe 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 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 February 21, 2005.
RICHARD M. WEISS
As Clerk of the Court
By: /s/ Angelica Herrera
As Deputy Clerk
(Seal)
Feb. 28, Mar. 7,, 2005-0697




THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN
AND FOR POLK COUNTY,
FLORIDA
CIVIL ACTION
WELLS FARGO BANK, N.A.
SUCCESSOR BY MERGER TO
WELLS FARGO BANK MINNE-
SOTA, NATIONAL ASSOCIA-
TION, AS TRUSTEE FOR MOR-
GAN STANLEY DEAN WITTER
CAPITAL I, INC. TRUST 2002-
NC3, MORTGAGE PASS-
THROUGH CERTIFICATES, SE-
RIES 2002-NC3,
Plaintiff, .
vs.
SHAUN D. O'STEEN, et al.,
HDefendant(s).
CASE NO.
53-2004-CA-4686
DIVISION: 04
NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE
SALE
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN
pursuant to a Final Judgment of
Mortgage Foreclosure dated Feb-
ruary 08 2005 and entered in
Case NO. 53-2004-CA-4686 of the
Circuit Court of the TENTH Judi-
cial Circuit in and for ,POLK
County, Florida wherein WELLS
FARGO BANK, N.A. SUCCES-
SOR BY MERGER TO WELLS
FARGO BANK MINNESOTA, NA-
TIONAL ASSOCIATION, AS
TRUSTEE FOR MORGAN STAN-
LEY DEAN WITTER CAPITAL I,
INC. TRUST 2002-NC3, MORT-
GAGE PASS-THROUGH CER-
TIFICATES, SERIES 2002-NC3,
is the Plaintiff and SHAUN D. O'S-
TEEN; TERRI L. O'STEEN;
UNITED STATES OF AMERICA;
TENANT #1 N/K/A JACQUELINE
HILTON; are the Defendants, I will


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THE NORTH 599.0 FEET OF
THE EAST 140.00 FEET OF
THE WEST 330.00 FEET OF
THE NORTH 1/2 OF THE
EAST 3/4 OF THE SOUTH-
EAST 1/4 OF THE SOUTH-
WEST 1/4 OF SECTION 10,
TOWNSHIP 28 SOUTH,
RANGE 23 EAST. ALL LY-
ING IN POLK COUNTY,
FLORIDA.
A/K/A 11 1 1 Enter-
prise Street, Lake-
land, FL 33805
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
11__12005.
Richard M. Weiss
Clerk of th6 Circuit Court
By: /s/ Felicia Borders
Deputy Clerk'
(Seal)
Feb. 28, Mar. 7, 2005-0687


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT
OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL
CIRCUIT OF THE STATE
OF FLORIDA, IN AND FOIR
POLK COUNTY
CIVIL DIVISION
GREEN TREE SERVICING LLC
F/K/A CONSECO FINANCE
SERVICING CORP.,
Plaintiff,
vs.
BARBARA A. MITCHELL; JOHN
DOE MITCHELL, THE UNKNOWN
HUSBAND OF BARBARA A.
MITCHELL; GARY W. LAWSON;.
JANE DOE LAWSON, THE UN-
KNOWN WIFE OF GARY W.
LAWSON; IF LIVING, INCLUDING
ANY UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF
SAID DEFENDANTSS, IF RE-
MARRIED, AND IF DECEASED,
THE RESPECTIVE UNKNOWN
HEIRS, DEVISEES, GRANTEES,
ASSIGNEES, CREDITORS, LIEN-
ORS, AND TRUSTEES, AND ALL
OTHER PERSONS CLAIMING BY,
THROUGH, UNDER OR AGAINST
THE NAMED DEFENDANTSS;
JOHN DOE, UNKNOWN TENANT;
JANE DOE, UNKNOWN TENANT,
Defendant(s).
CASE NO.
53-2004-CA-00451 0-
0000-00 SEC 11
NOTICE OF 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, Florida, described as:
LOT 41, COUNTRY
TRAILS PHASE FOUR
UNIT I, ACCORDING
TO THE MAP OR PLAT
THEREOF, AS RE-
CORDED IN. PLAT
BOOK 88, PAGE 9-10,
OF THE. PUBLIC RE-
CORDS OF POLK
COUNTY, FLORIDA.
A/K/A 9021 HAM-
SMOCK,,".NLOOP, POLK
CITYi, \ FLORIDA
33868.
TOGETHER WITH A
1998 SHADOW MAS-
TER DOUBLE WIDE MO-
BILE HOME VIN
FLA14612912A, TI-
TLE NO. 74688026
and IVI N
FLA14612912B, TI-
TLE NO. 74688027.
at public sale, to the highest
and best bidder, for cash, at
the East End of the East Corri-
dor, First Floor, Polk County
Courtourthouse, 255 North Broad-
way Avenue, Bartow, Florida at
9:00 o'clock A.M., or asrsoon
thereafter 9:00 A.M., the 16th
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 Jocation.
If you are a person with dis-
abilities 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 Flor-
ida Relay Services 711.
RICHARD M. WEISS
CLERK OF CIRCUIT COURT
By /s/ Felicia Borders
Deputy Clerk
(Seal)
Feb. 28, Mar.: 7, 2005-0692

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MAN, P.A., attorneys or immedi-
ately thereafter; otherwise, a de-
fault 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 oarlh'ipaie 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) 534-777.7
or Florida Relay Serviqes 711.
WITNESS .my hand and the
seal of this Court on this 24th day
of February, 2005.
RICHARD M. WEISS
As Clerk of the Court
By: /s/ Shirley Deschamps
As Deputy Clerk
(Seal)
Jan. 28, Mar. 7, 2005-0707


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.
JEFFERY S. ROSE; THE UN-
KNOWN SPOUSE OF JEFFERY S.
ROSE, 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., COUNTRY TRAILS

PROPERTY OWNERS' ASSOCIA-
TION, 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-000552-
0000-00
NOTICE OF ACTION
TO:
JEFFERY S. ROSE; THE UN-
KNOWN SPOUSE OF
JEFFERY S. ROSE, 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 38, COUNTRY TRAILS
PHASE THREE, ACCORD-
ING TO THE PLAT
THEREOF, AS RECORDED
IN PLAT BOOK 87, PAGE 2,
OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS
'OF POLK COUNTY, FLOR-
IDA.
TO INCLUDE A:
2000 SKYLINE MOBILE
HOME; VIN 8D610351M and
TITLE# 79934830
A/K/A 10120 OLD SPANISH
TRAIL, POLK CITY, FL
33868.
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
grder 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 24th day of Febru-
ary, 2005.
RICHARD M. WEISS
CLERK OF THE CIRCUCOURT
By /s/ Shirley Deschamps
Deputy Clerk
(Seal)
Feb. 28, Mar. 7, 2005-0708

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
10TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND
FOR POLK COUNTY, FLORIDA
BANK OF AMERICA, N.A., suc-
cessor by merger with NATIONS-
BANK, N.A. (SOUTH).
Plaintiff,
vs.
OVETTA RICHARDSON, et al.,
Defendant(s).
CASE NO.
53-2005-CA-600-0000 SEC. 7




ried, if alive, and/or dead his
(their) unknown heirs, devi-
sees, legatees or grantees
and all persons or parties
claiming by, through, under
or against him (them).
Addresses. unknown' '.
YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an
Action for foreclosure of a mort-
gage on the following property in,
POLK County, Florida:
LOT 48, OF HIGHLANDS
ACRES, ACCORDING TO
THE PLAT RECORDED IN
PLAT BOOK 58, PAGE 42,
PUBLIC RECORDS OF
POLK COUNTY, FLORIDA. ,
has been filed against you and
you are required to serve a copy
of your written defense, if any, to it
on SPEAR AND HOFFMAN, P.A.,
Attorneys, whose address is 708
South Dixie Highway, Coral Ga-
bles, Florida 33146, (305) 666-
2299, within 30 days after the
first publication of the notice
and to file' the original with the
Clerk of this Court either before
service on SPEAR AND HOFF-


scribed property as set forth in
said Summary Final Judgment, to-
wit:
LOT 11, OF EN-
CHANTED OAKS SUB-
DIVISION, UNRE-
CORDED, DESCRIBED
AS FOLLOWS: THE
NORTH 100.00 FEET
OF THE EAST 1/2 OF
THE SE 1/4 OF THE
SW 1/4 OF SECTION
10, TOWNSHIP 28
SOUTH, RANGE 24
EAST, POLK COUNTY,
FLORIDA, LESS THE
WEST 520.0 FEET;
SAID LOT 11 BEING
147.12 FEET ALONG
ITS NORTH BOUNDARY
AND 147.07 FEET
ALONG IT'S SOUTH
BOUNDARY.
All sales are to be held at the


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
10TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF
FLORIDA IN AND FOR POLK
COUNTY GENERAL JURISDIC-
TION DIVISION
Mortgage Electronic Registration
Systems, Inc.,
PLAINTIFF,
Vs.
Patrick Sutton; Amy Sutton;
Unknown persons) in posses-
sion of the subject real prop-
erty, #1; Unknown persons) in
possession of the subject real
property, #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 interest as
spouses, heirs, devisees, grant-
ees, or other claimants; Retire-
ment Accounts, Inc., f/b/o
Thomas O'Hanlon;
DEFENDANT.
Case No.
2005-CA-574-DIV 11
NOTICE OF ACTION
TO:
Patrick Sutton 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 interest as
spouses, heirs, devisees, grant-
ees, or other claimants whose
last known address is:
831 Swann Drive
Lakeland, FL 33809
Amy Sutton if living, and all un-
known 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 interest as
spouses, heirs, devisees, grant-
ees, or other claimants whose
last known address is:
831 Swann Drive
Lakeland, FL 33809
Retirement Accounts, Inc.,
f/b/o Thomas O'Hanlon if liv-
ing, and all unknown parties
claiming by, through, under and
against the above named de-
fendant(s) who are not known
to be dead or alive, whether
said unknown parties may claim
an interest as spouses, heirs,
devisees, grantees, or other
claimants whose last known ad-
dress is:
P.O. Box 160580
Altmonte Springs, FL 3271 6
YOU ARE NOTIFIED that &n
action for foreclosure of mortgage
on the following described prop-
erty:
LOT 9, BLOCK 1, GLEN
HALES SUBDIVISION, AC-
CORDING TO THE PLAT
THEREOF, RECORDED IN
PLAT BOOK 41, PAGE 9 OF
THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF
POLK COUNTY, FLORIDA.
has been filed against you and
you are required to serve a copy
of your written defenses, if any, to
it, on KATHERINE CHAMBERS,
Attorney for the Plaintiff, whose
address is Codilis & Stawiarski,
P.A., 4010 Boy Scout Boulevard,
Suite 450, Tampa, FL 33607 on or
before thirty days from the date of
the first publication of this notice
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.
NOTE: Pursuant to the Fair Debt
Collection Practices Act you are
advised that this law firm is
deemed to be a debt collector at-
tempting to collect a debt and any
information obtained will be used
for that purpose.
WITNESS my hand and the
sealof said Court on February 24,
2005.
Richard M. Weiss
As Clerk of the Court
By: /s/ Shirley Deschamps
As Deputy Clerk
(Seal)
Feb. 28, Mar. 7, 2005-0702


IN. THE CIRCUIT COURT
OF THE 10th JUDICIAL
CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR
POLK COUNTY, FLORIDA
GENERAL JURISDICTION
DIVISION
DEUTSCHE BANK NATIONAL
TRUST COMPANY AS TRUSTEE
ON BEHALF OF THE CERTIFI-
CATEHOLDERS OF GS MORT-
GAGE SECURITIES CORP,
GSAMP TRUST 2004 AR2
MORTGAGE PASS THROUGH
CERTIFICATES, SERIES 2004-
AR2,
PLAINTIFF
VS.
PAUL B. SNYDER, 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 PAUL B. SNYDER; UN-
KNOWN SPOUSE OF PAUL B.
SNYDER, IF ANY; JOHN DOE
AND JANE DOE AS UNKNOWN
TENANTS IN POSSESSION
DEFENDANTS)
CASE NO:
04CA-4898
NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE
SALE
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN
pursuant to a Summary Final
Judgment of Foreclosure dated
February 8 2005 entered in Civil
Case No. 04CA-4898 of the Circuit
Court of the 10TH Judicial Circuit
in and for POLK County, BAR-
TOW, Florida, I will sell to the
highest and best bidder for cash at
THE EAST CORRIDOR ON THE
FIRST FLOOR at the POLK
County Courthouse located at 255
N Broadway Ave. in Bartow, Flor-
ida, at 9:00 a.m. on the 15th day
of Marc.f, 2005 the following de-


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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 10th day of Febru-
ary. 2005.
RICHARD M. WEISS
Clerk of the Circuit Court
By: /s/ Lori Armijo
Deputy Clerk
(CIRCUIT COURT SEAL)
Feb. 28, Mar. 7, 2005-0689


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
10TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND
FOR POLK COUNTY, FLORIDA
DEUTSCHE BANK NATIONAL
TRUST COMPANY, TRUSTEE,
ON BE-HALF OF THE CERTIFI-
CATEHOLDERS OF MORGAN
STANLEY ABS CAPITAL I INC.
TRUST 2004-HE1, MORTGAGE
PASS THROUGH CERTIFI-
CATES, SERIES 2004-HE4,
Plaintiff
vs.
PATRICIA A. WHEELS, et al.,
Defendants
CASE NO:
53-2004-CA-4546
DIVISION 11
NOTICE OF RESCHEDULED
FORECLOSURE SALE
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN
pursuant to an Order Reschedul-
ing Foreclosure Sale dated Febru-
ary 9, 2005 and entered in Case
NO. 53-2004-CA-4546 of the Cir-
cuit Court of the TENTH Judicial
Circuit in and for POLK County,
Florida wherein DEUTSCHE
BANK NATIONAL TRUST COM-
PANY, TRUSTEE, ON BE-HALF
OF THE CERTIFICATEHOLDERS
OF MORGAN STANLEY ABS
CAPITAL I INC. TRUST 2004-
HE1, MORTGAGE PASS
THROUGH CERTIFICATES, SE-
RIES 2004-HE4, is the Plaintiff
and PATRICIA A. WHEELS;
DONALD WHEELS; TENANT #1
N/K/A RUTH KIMBALL; are the
Defendants, I will sell to the high-
est 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 yjothi day of March. 2005, the
following described property as set
forth in said Final Judgment:
THE WEST 91.0 FEET TO
THE EAST 1858.0 FEET OF
THE NORTH HALF OF THE
NORTHWEST QUARTER OF
SECTION 33, TOWNSHIP 27
SOUTH, RANGE 23 EAST,
POLK COUNTY, FLORIDA,
LESS THE SOUTH 1155.00
FEET AND LESS ROAD
RIGHT OF WAY. (ALSO
KNOWN AS LOT 93 OF UN-
RECORDED MT TABOR ES-
TATES).
A/K/A 3646 MOUNT TABOR
ROAD, LAKELAND, FL
33810
All sales are to be held at the east
end of the east corridor, first floor,
of the Polk County Courthouse lo-
cated at 255 North Broadway Ave-
nue, Bartow, Florida. Please note
that the main entrance is located
on Church Street. No entry is pos-
sible from Broadway Avenue. In
the event any temporary change is
necessary, the Clerk will post a "
Notice of Change" at the sale loca-
tion directing the bidders to the
temporary sale location.
If you are a person with disabilities
who needs any accommodation in
order to participate in this pro-
ceeding, you are entitled at no
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 7,1.
WITNESS my hand and the
seal of this Court on February 11.

*2005.
Richard M. Weiss
Clerk Circuit Court
By: /s/ Felicia Borders
Deputy Clerk
(Court Seal)
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IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR
POLK COUNTY, FLORIDA Pro-
bate Division
IN RE: ESTATE OF
HORACE DEMPSEY
SHEFFIELD, JR., De-
ceased,
SSN: 264-74-1957
Deceased.
File Number
05CP-0373
NOTICE TO CREDITORS
The administration of the estate
of HORACE DEMPSEY
SHEFFIELD, JR., deceased,
whose date of death was January
31, 2005, and whose Social Secu-
rity Number is 264-74-1957, is
pending in the Circuit Court for
Polk County, Florida, Probate Divi-
sion, the address of which is Polk
County Courthouse, 255 N. Broad-
way, P.O. Box 9000, Drawer No.
CC-4, Bartow, Florida 33831-
9000. The names and addresses
of the personal representative and
the personal representative's at-
torney are set forth below.
All creditors of the decedent
and other persons having claims
or demands against decedent's
estate, 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 OF 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 dece-
dent's estate, including unma-
tured, contingent or unliquidated
claims, must file their claims with
this court WITHIN 3 MONTHS AF-
TER THE DATE OF THE FIRST
PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE.
ALL CLAIMS NOT SO FILED
WILL BE FOREVER BARRED.
NOTWITHSTANDING THE
TIME PERIOD SET FORTH
ABOVE, ANY CLAIM FILED
TWO (2) YEARS OR MORE AF-
TER THE DECEDENT'S DATE
OF DEATH IS BARRED.
The date of the first publication
of this Notice is February 28th,
2005.
Personal Representatives
Charles Lloyd Patterson
2436 Tanglewood St.
Lakeland, FL 33801-2715
Attorney for Personal Representa-
tives
Michael-A. Johnson
Florida Bar No.: 0474258
P.O. Box 1397
Lakeland, Florida 33802-1397
Telephone (863) 688-0741
Fax#: (863) 688-0472
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IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN
AND FOR POLK COUNTY,
FLORIDA
JUVENILE DIVISION:
IN THE INTEREST OF:
J.M. DOB: 07/30/1999
B.M. DOB: 07/30/1999
C.M. DOB: 12/07/2000
C.M. DOB: 02/21/2003
MINOR CHILDREN
SUMMONS AND NOTICE
OF HEARING ON'
PETITION FOR
TERMINATION OF
PARENTAL RIGHTS
CASE NO.
JP02-476200-LD; JP03-101300-
WH
THE STATE OF FLORIDA TO:
JOSEPH WAYNE MAR-
TIN
(ADDRESS UNKNOWN).
YOU ARE HEREBY NO-
TIFIED that a Petition under
oath. has been filed in the
above styled Court for the per-
Smanent commitment of
J.M., a male child born ori July,
30, 1999.to RENEE KATHLEEN
REYNOLDS,' mother, in' the
State of Florida
B.M., a female child born on
2 July 30, 1999 to RENEE KATH-
'LEEN REYNOLDS, mother, in the
State of Florida.
C.M., a female child born on De-
cember 7, 2000 to RENEE
KATHLEEN REYNOLDS, mother,
in the State of Florida.
C.M., a female child born on
February 21, 2003 to RENEE
KATHLEEN REYNOLDS, mother,
in the State of 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. 27Lh day of
April. 2005, for this hearing at
POLK COUNTY COURTHOUSE,
COURTROOM- Juvenile Divi-
sion Hearing Room- 1st Floor,
255 N. Broadway, BARTOW,
FLORIDA.
YOUR FAILURE TO APPEAR
IN PERSON WILL BE TREATED.
AS A CONSENT TO THE TERMI-
NATION OF PARENTAL RIGHTS
AND YOU WILL PERMANENTLY
LOSE ALL LEGAL RIGHTS AS A
PARENT TO THE CHILDREN)
AS NAMED IN THE PETITION
FOR TERMINATION OF PAREN-'
TAL RIGHTS.
YOU HAVE THE RIGHT TO
HAVE AN ATTORNEY REPRE-
SENT YOU IN THIS MATTER. IF
YOU CANNOT AFFORD AN AT.
7ORNEY, YOU MUST BE PRE-
SENT AND REQUEST THAT
THE COURT APPOINT YOU AN
ATTORNEY FOR YOU IF YOU
WANT ONE.
In accordance with tre Ameri-
cans Wilh Disab'lhes Aci. persons
wilh disa3dlires needing a special
acco:mmodalhon to participate in
This poc:eea.ng should contact Ihe
Cnddren & Families Legal Depart.
menri a 1055 US Highway 17
Norin Bariow, Florica 33830,
Telepnorne 863-534.0062 nol later
iran seven days prnor to ire pro.
ceeding II hearing impaired
ITOD) 1-800-955-871 or Voice (V)
1-600-955 8770 via Florida Relay
Seiaice'
RICHARD M. WEISS, CLERK
3, Lrnda K WVhit[
.,- r,, Deputy Clerk
": LER S SEAL)
:Feb. 14, 21, 28, Mar. 7, 2005- .'
0503
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR
POLK COUNTY. FLORIDA PRO-
BATE DIVISION
IN RE: ESTATE.OF
LENA S. .JAMES,
'Deceased.
File No.
05-CP-0325
NOTICE TO CREDITORS
re admrinsiralion ol Ihe eslale
of LENA.S. JAMES deceased,
whose date of death was Decem-
ber 4, 2004, and. whose Social Se-
curity Number is 394-40-7654, .'is
pending ir, the Circuit Court for.
P.oll County Florida Probate Divi.
sion. the addre.SS Or wnch is P C
Bo'. 900 Drawer CC.-4 Banow.
FiRcnra 33531 Trne names and ad-
dresses or me personal represer..
lalive and ihec perFornal ,'eprres.n-
law1 e a 31i.rrney .are -ei i.Dnn c..
low.
Ali ..:r-,,c,rcrs oi ire ecedenri
.and ci ner person. ra nrg ,.ia,rmi
0 ecmarar. agjin31S- je.:edeni a
esl.aie on an:ornT a cop' oe iriis no.
lice nas Doeen served musii rile
ineir claims .in mis c.urn WITHIN1
THE LATER OF 3 MOuTHS AF-
TER THE DATE OF THE FIRST
PUBLICATION OF THio NOTICE
OR 30 DAYS AFTER THE DATE
OF SERVICE COF A COPY OF
THIS NOTICE ON THEM
An olher creditors ol Ine dece
dent and olher persons having
claims or demands against Ihe de
cedenl's esale musl rile Iheir
Caia5n win Ihli Court vITHiri 3
MOIjTHS AFTER THE DATE OF
THE FIRST PULBLICATIO. OFj -
THiS NOTICE
ALL CLAIMS NOT SC FILED
WILL BE FOREVER BARRE=-
t.IOTWITHSTArJDING THE
*TIME. PERIODS' SET FORTI1t .
ABOVE. ANl,' CLAIM FILED TWO
(2) YEARS OR MORE AFTER
THE DECEDENT'S DATE' OF .
DEATH IS BARRED. ,.*
THE DATE OF FIRST PUBLI-
CATION OF THIS NOTICE IS;'
February 28 2005
Personal Represernaivae ,'
BETSY K SAWYER -'
206 Fulminr Green Road
La-eiand.. FL 3380,9
Arrorney lo.r Persora Represenla-
tive
STEFHEIJ C WATSOH ES-'
u ilFIE
AIroiney
Fl,:,rida Bar Nl 1300i.0
HAHN MiCLURG WATSON,
GRIFFITH & BUSH
PO Box 38 !'
Lakeland FL33802
Tere ,none 863/688 '7747 .
Feb 28 Mar 7 2004-0712 ." .


IN THE COUNTY COURT IN AND
FOR POLK COUNTY, FLORIDA
LWH FAMILY, LTD,
Plaintiff,
vs.
ALEXANDER BUDA, JR. and
VIRGINIA L. BUDA, Husband
and Wife, and PRIME OUTDOOR
GROUP, LLC,
Defendants.
CASE NUMBER:
53-2004CC-004339-0000-WH
SECTION NO: 08
NOTICE OF SALE
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN
that, pursuant to a Final Judgment
entered in the above entitled
cause in the Circuit Court in Polk
County, Florida, I will sell the prop-
erty situated in Polk County, Flor-
ida described as:'
LOTS 715, 716; 717, AND 718.
OF THE HUNDRED LAKES
CORPORATION SUBDIVI-"
SION, INWOOD NO. 4, 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 9,
PAGE 35A AND 35B, LESS'
AND EXCEPT ROAD WAYS
OF' RECORD AND OR IN
USE.
at public sale, to the highest
and best bidder for cash, atthe
East Corridor. First Floor. Polk
County Courthouse. 255 North
Broadway, Bartow. Polk County,
Florida. at 9:00 A.M. on the 9th
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 rnole
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" al Ir.,e ale 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 3rd day of Feb-
ruary, 2005.
RICHARRO M. WEISS,
CLERK OF COURTS
By /si Felicia Borders
Deputy Clerl'
(SEAL)
Feb. 21, 28, 2005-0602

THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN
AND FOR POLK COUNTY,
FLORIDA
CIVIL ACTION
INDYMAC BANK, F.S.B.,
Plaintiff,
vs. .
KURT M. HELD, et al.,
Defendantss.
CASE NO.
53-2004-CA-4789
DIVISION: 04
NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE
SALE
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN
pursuant io a Final Judgmenl oi
Mortgage Foreclosure dated Janu-
ary 25. 2005 ana entered inr Case
NO. 53-2004-CA-4789 of the Cir-
cuit Court of the TENTH Judicial
Circuit in and for POLK Countly.
Florida wherein INDYMAC BANK.
F.S.B., is the. Plainlin and KURT
M. HELD; REGAL MOBILE HOME
SALES, INC.; are the Defendants;
I will sell to the highest and best
bidder for cash at IN THE EAST
END OF THE EAST CORRIDOR
FIRST FLOOR, POLK COUNTY
COURTHOUSE, 255 NORTH
BROADWAY. 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
ArN TEMPORARi' 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. al 9 00 AM. on
Mhe 11.h day ol March 2005, the
'olowing described property as sel
.orin n said Final Juagmenl .
LOT 129, COUNTRY VIEW
ESTATES, PHASE 3, AC-
CORDING TO THE PLAT.
THEREOF AS RECORDED
IN PLAT BOOK 94, AT PAGE
18; OF THE PUBLIC RE-
CORDS OF POLK COUNTY,
FLORIDA. TOGETHER WITH
A MOBILE HOME LOCATED
THEREON AS A FIXTURE
AND APPURTENANCE
THERETO BEING DE-
SCRIBED AS FOLLOWS:
2002 LIMITED SPECIAL MO-
BILE HOME; ID
FLA14616215A &
FLA14616215B.
A/K/A 5237 Meadow
Grove Trail, Lakeland,
FL 33810 :_..
if you are a person with disabilities
who needs any accommodation in
order to parlicipale in Inis pro-
ceeding, you are enliled at no
cosi to you, Io the provision of cer-
tain assistance. Please contact the
Office of the Court Administrator,
(863) 534-4690, within two (2)
working days ol your receipt of this
notice ii you are hearing or voice
rripaired call TDD (8631 534-7777
or Florida Relay Services 711
WITNESS MY HAND and the
seal of this Court on )J.a.ua.

Richard M. Weis'. '
Clerk of the Circuit Court
By: /s' Lonri Armijo
Deputy Clerk
(Seal) -,' .
Feb. 21, 28. 2005-0591


NOTICE OF FINAL AGENCY
ACTION BY
THE SOUTHWEST FLORID/
WATER MANAGEMENT DIS-
TRICT
Notice is given that the Distri
has approved perm
#44026790.001 which is require
to make improvements on 5.9
acres to serve the purposes of th
business known as Temples
Son, Inc. The project is located i
Polk County, Section(s) 21, Tow;
ship 27 South, Range 27 Eas
The permit inquiry was submitted
by Temples & Son, Inc. whose ai
dress is 604 US Hwy 17-92 N
Haines City, FL.
The file(s) pertaining to the pr
ject referred to above is availab
for inspection Monday through Fi
day except 'for legal holidays,
a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Southwes
Florida Water Management Dih
trict (District).
NOTICE OF RIGHTS
Any person whose substantial
interest are effected by the Dis
trict's action may request an a(
ministrative hearing in accordance
with Section 120.569 and 120.57
Florida Statutes (F.S.), and Cha(
ter 28-106, Florida Administrativi
Code (F.A.C.), of-the Uniforn
Rules of Procedure. A request fo
hearing must (1) explain how
the substantial Interest of each
person requesting the hearing
will be affected by the District's
action, or final action; (2) stat
all material facts disputed by
each person requesting th(
hearing or state that there ar
no disputed facts; and (3) othei
wise comply with Chapter 2(
106, F.A.C. A request for hearing
must be filed with and received b
the Agency Clerk of the District
the District's Brooksville address
2379 Broad Street, Brooksville, F
34604-6899 within 21 days of put
location of this notice. Failure to fil
a request for hearing within this
time period shall constitute a
-waiver of any right such perso
may have to request a hearing ur
der Sections 120.569 and 120.57
F.S.
Because the administrative
hearing process is designated tc
formulate final agency action, the
filing of a petition means that the
District's final action may be differ
ent from the position taken by it ir
this notice of final agency action
Persons whose substantial inter
ests will be affected by any such
final decision of the District on the
application rave the right to peti
tion to become a party to the pro
ceeding, in accordance with the
requirements set forth above.
Mediation pursuant to Sectiol
120.573, F.S., to settle an admin
istrative dispute regarding the Dis
trict's final action in this matter i
not available prior to the filing of a
request for hearing.
Feb. 28, 2005-0713





IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN
AND FOR POLK COUNTY,
FLORIDA
SOUTHERN DUNES MASTER
COMMUNITY ASSOCIATION
INC.,,a rol r.r prohl Florid .:r
ration .
Plaintiff
vs.
JOSEPH MCCONN, UNKNOWN
SPOUSE OF JOSEPH MCCONN,
STATE OF FLORIDA DEPART-
MENT OF REVENUE, AND UN-
KNOWN PARTIES IN POSsES-
SION,
Defendants.
CASE NO:
2002-CC11-3524
NOTICE OF SALE
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN
that on the 15th day of March,
2005 at 9:00 a.m. at 255 N. Broad-
way, Bartow, Florida, the under-
signed Clerk will offer for sale the
following descrDied real properv,
LOT 108 CARIBBEA4r CC".'E
ACCORDING TO THE PL4T
THEREOF AS RECORDED IN
.PLAT BOOK 97. PAGES 4
ANiD 5, PUBLIC RECORDS
POF POLK COUIIT',', FLOR-
IDA.
Together with all structures, .im-,
provements, fixtures,, appli-
ances, and appurteranc:es onr
said land or used in conjunrch,:.n
therewith.
The aforesaid sale will be made
pursuant to a Summary Final
Judgment entered in Civil No.
2002-CC1 1-3524 pending in the
County Court of the Tenth Judi-
cial Circuit in and for Polk
County, Florida.
All sales are lo be held al lhe east
end ol me easi corrdor. irr~, floor,
of'the Polk County Courthouse lo-'
caled al 255 North Brcadwa, Ave-
nue. Banow. Florida Please nr,:,e
thaI Ine mar, ernlrarce iS localea
on Cnurch Streel 110o entry is pos-
sible from Broadway A'.erue In
the event any lerrporary ,:lnane ,5
necessary, ire Clerk will posi
SIoice o0 Change' ai Ine sale ito,: .
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 idmrntcra ,'.
(863) 534-4690, within [....:,
(2) working days of your re-
ceipt of this nonic;: if you are
hearing or voice impaired, call
(TDD) (863) 534-7777, or
Florida Relay Seruce 11.
DATED ni3s 151n da/O l Febru.,,,
2 0 0 5 .
XRICHARD M WEl.S
Clerk of ,the Circuit Court
By:/s/Judy A, McCauley
Deputy Clerk
(Seal) .
Feb. 21, 28, 2005-0611


office.
'WARNING: Rule 12.285,
Florida Family Law Rules
of. Procedure,, requires
certain automatic dis-
closu're 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/ Valerie Neal
';D 'l.:uI / Clerk
(C urt Seai
Feb. 21, 28,,Mar.'7, 14, 2005-
0614


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THE CIRCUIT COURT OF TI
TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT
AND FOR POLK COUNT
FLORIDA
CIVIL ACTION
MORTGAGE ELECTRON
REGISTRATION SYSTEMS, INI
AS NOMINEE FOR TAYLO
BEAN & WHITAKER MOR
GAGE CORP.,
Plaintiff,
vs.
JOHN HOFFMAN, et al.,
Defendant(s).
CASE NO.
53-2004-CA-4520
DIVISION:'04
NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE
SALE
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVE
pursuant to a Final Judgment
Mortgage Foreclosure dated Jar
ary 25. 2005 and entered in Ca
NO. 53-2004-CA-4520 of the C
y cult Court of the TENTH Judici
Circuit in and for POLK Count
A Florida wherein MORTGAG
ELECTRONIC REGISTRATION
SYSTEMS, INC. AS NOMINEE
ct FOR TAYLOR, BEAN & WH
it TAKER MORTGAGE CORP.,
ed the Plaintiff and JOHN HOFFMA
4 STEPHANIE MILLER; POL
e COUNT CLERK OF TH
& COURTS; POLK COUNTY SHE
n IFF; FIRST UNION NATIONAL
n- BANK OF FLORIDA F/K/A FLOI
St. IDA NATIONAL BANK O
ad NORTH CAROLINA -SUCCES
d- SOR BY MERGER TO FIRST UI
I. ION NATIONAL BANK OF FLOI
IDA F/K/A FLORIDA NATIONAL
o- BANK; TIFFANY'S FURNITURE
le AND APPLIANCE; STATE O
ri- FLORIDA- DEPARTMENT O
8 REVENUE; are the Defendants,
St will sell to the highest and bes
s- bidder for cash at IN THE EAS
END OF THE EAST CORRIDOR
FIRST FLOOR, POLK COUNT'
il COURTHOUSE, 255 NORTH
s- BROADWAY, BARTOW, POLl
d- COUNTY, FLORIDA. PLEASE
'e NOTE THAT THE MAIN EN
. TRANCE IS LOCATED ON
p- CHURCH STREET. NO ENTR
e IS POSSIBLE FROM BROAD
n WAY.AVENUE. IN THE EVEN
or ANY TEMPORARY CHANGE 01
w LOCATION IS NECESSARY, TH
h CLERK SHALL POST A "NOTIC
g. OF CHANGE" AT THE SALE LC
S CATION DIRECTING THE BIE
e DER'S TO THE TEMPORARY
y SALE LOCATION. at 9:00 AM, o
e the 11th day of March. 2005, thi
e following described property as se
r- forth in said Final Judgment:
B- LOT 7, INDIAN OAKS, AC-
g CORDING TO THE PLAT
Y THEREOF RECORDED IN
it PLAT BOOK 94, PAGE 10,
, PUBLIC RECORDS OF
L POLK COUNTY, FLORIDA.
e- TOGETHER WITH THAT
e CERTAIN 1995 JACOBSEN
s MOBILE HOME, IDENTIFICA-
a TION NUMBERS
n JACFL16317A/B, TITLE
I- NUMBERS# 0068859766
7, AND #0068859769, R.P. DE-
CAL#R0804043 AND #
, R0804044.
o A/K/A 4829 Indian
F Oak Drive, Mulberry,
3 FL 33860
- If you are a person with disabilities
n who needs any accommodation in
S order to participate in this pro
r- ceeding, you are entitled at no
cost to you, to the provision of cer-
t .ain 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
n impaired, call TDD (863) 534-7777
- or Florida Relay Services 711.
- WITNESS MY HAND and the
s seal of.this Court on January
27, 200S.
Richard M. Weiss
Clerk of the Circuit Court
'By: /s/ Felicia Borders
Deputy Clerk
(Seal)
Feb. 21, 28. 2005-0593


I IN THE CIRCUIT COURT
OF THE 10TH JUDICIAL
.CIRCUIT IN AND FOR
POLK COUNTY, FLORIDA
Michele Crews,
Petitioner,
-and-
Thomas Gary Roller,
Respondent.
CASE NO.:
53-2005DR-000980-
0000-00
Division: 80
NOTICE OF ACTION
FOR NAME CHANGE
TO: Thomas Gary Roller
YOU ARE.NOTIFIED that an ac-
,tion has been filed against you
and that you are required tq
serve a copy of your written
defenses, if any, to it on Mich-.
ele Crews, whose address is
1060 S. Woodlawn Ave., Apt.
1, on or before March 29,
2005, and file the original with
the Clerk of this Court ,at 255
.J ,,-.: d. ..j..a rP ar ..v, FL
3' "* -0 '' u t ,-,e .or ,,.:.- ,:,n'Peti-
-lOrer ,jr ,n.m', eJi.arel, thereaf-
ter. If you fail to do so, a
default may be entered
against you for the re-
lief demanded in the Pe-
tition.
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
Supreme Court Approved
Family Law Form
12.915.) Future papers
in .. this lawsuit will be
mailed to the address
on record at the clerk's


date of the first publication of
this notice of action) and file
the original with the clerk of
this court either before service
on Plaintiff's attorney or imme-
diately thereafter; otherwise a
default will be entered against"
you for the relief demanded in
the complaint or petition filed
herein.
WITNESS. my hand and the seal
of this Court at POLK County,.
Florida, this 2.4th day of Febru-
ary, 2005.
RICHARD M. WEISS
CLERK, OF THE CIRCUIT COURT
BY: /s/ Shirley Deschamps
DEPUTY CLERK
(Seal)
'ATTORNEY FOR PLAINTIFF:
LAW OFFICES OF DAVID J.
STERN
801 S. UNIVERSITY DRIVE,
SUITE 500
PLANTATION, FL 33324
Feb. 28, Mar. 7, 2005-0705


HE IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
IN TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN
Y, AND FOR POLK COUNTY,
FLORIDA
CIVIL ACTION
IC MORTGAGE ELECTRONIC
IC. REGISTRATION SYSTEMS,
R, INC., AS NOMINEE FOR TAY-
IT- LOR, BEAN & WHITAKER
MORTGAGE CORP.,
Plaintiff,
vs.
JOHN WILLIAMS, et al.,
Defendantss.
CASE NO.:
53-2005-CA-172
DIVISION: 11
E NOTICE OF ACTION
TO:
N JOHN WILLIAMS
of LAST KNOWN ADDRESS:
u-
se 4656 Turner Road
'ir- Mulberry, Florida 33860
al CURRENT ADDRESS:
y, UNKNOWN
E ANY AND ALL UNKNOWN PAR-
N TIES CLAIMING BY, THROUGH,
EE UNDER, AND AGAINST THE
II- HEREIN NAMED INDIVIDUAL
is' DEFENDANTS) WHO ARE NOT
N; KNOWN TO BE DEAD OR
K ALIVE, WHETHER SAID UN-
E KNOWN PARTIES MAY CLAIM
R- AN INTEREST AS SPOUSES,
L HEIRS, DEVISEES, OR OTHER
R- CLAIMANTS
F LAST KNOWN ADDRESS:
S- UNKNOWN
N- CURRENT ADDRESS:
R- UNKNOWN
L YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an
3E action to foreclose a mortgage on
F the following property In POLK
F County, Florida:
I LOT 15, OAK HAMMOCK
st ESTATES PHASE ONE, AC-
3T CORDING TO THE PLAT
R THEREOF RECORDED IN
Y PLAT BOOK 94, PAGE 8, OF
H THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF
K POLK COUNTY, FLORIDA.
E TOGETHER WITH THAT
I- CERTAIN 1999 PEACHTREE
N MOBILE HOME, I.D. NUM-
Y BERS PSHGA21553A &
I- PSHGA21553B, TITLE NUM-
T BERS 0076129742 AND
F 0076129743; RP DECAL
E NUMBERS 12021565 AND
E 12021563.
)- has been filed against you and
you are required to serve a
Y copy of your written defenses
n within 30 days after the first-
e publication, if any, on Echevar-
et ria & Associates, P.A., Plain-
tiff's attorney, whose address
is 9119 Corporate Lake Drive,
Suite 300, Tampa, Florida
33634, and file the original
with .this Court either before
service on Plaintiff's attorney,
or immediately thereafter; oth-
erwise a default will be entered
against you for the relief de-
.manded in the Complaint or pe-
tition.
This notice shall be published
once each week for two con-
secutive weeks in the POLK
COUNTY DEMOCRAT.
If you are a person with disabilities
who needs any accommodation in
order to participate in this pro-
cee.ding,. you are entitled at no
s 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;'.O g dvas of your receipr of this
S i,,:.h,:e ii you are nearing or voice
impaired, call TDD (863) 534-7777
or Florida Relay Services 711.
WITNESS my hand and the
peal of this Court on this 17th day
of February 2005
Richard M. Weiss
Clerk of the Court
By: /s/ Mary Ann Ray,
As Deputy Clerk
(Seal)
Feb. 21, 28, 2005-0617


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
10TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN
AND FOR POLK COUNTY,
FLORIDA '
GENERAL JURISDICTION DIVI-
SION
DEUTSCHE BANK 'TRUST COM-,
PANY AMERICAS F/K/A BANK-
ERS TRUST COMPANY AS
TRUSTEE,.
PLAINTIFF,
VS.
MALCOLM'CURRIE, ET AL.,
DEFENrDANITiSi
CASE NO:
53-05CA-0465-SEC04
NOTICE OF ACTION
CONSTRUCTIVE SERVICE
TO: MALCOLM CURRIE AND
MEIRA CURRIE.
whose' residence is unknown if
he/she/they be living; and if
he/she/they be dead, the Unknown
defendants who may be spouses,
heirs, devisees, grantees, assign-
ees, lienors, creditors, 'trustees,
ar, all parlies claiming an Interest
by ]hr,:ugn under or against the
Delernlanrls who are nol known to
be dead or alive and all parties
ha'.'ing or claiming io have any
r'gni tile or inleresi in ihe prop-
erty described in the mortgage be-.
-iQ foreclosed herein
YOU ARE HEREBY NOTIFIED that
an action, to foreclose a mort-
gage on the following property:
LOT 95, HAMPTON ES-
TATES PHASE 1, VIL-
LAGES 1-B AND 2-B,
ACCORDING TO THE
PLAT THEREOF, AS
RECORDED IN PLAT
BOOK 109, PAGES 18
THROUGH 23, PUBLIC
RECORDS OF POLK
COUNTY, FLORIDA.
Shas been filed against the cor-
poration and the corporation is
required to serve a copy of
your written defenses, if any,
to it on DAVID J. STERN, ESQ.
plaintiff's attorney, whose ad-
dress is 801 S University Drive,
#500; Plantation, FL 33324 on
or before April 1. 2005 (no
later than 30 days from 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


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT
OF THE 10TH JUDICIAL
CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR
POLK COUNTY, FLORIDA
CIVIL DIVISION.
NEW CENTURY HOME EQUITY
LOAN TRUST SERIES 2003-1
ASSET BACKED PASS-
THROUGH CERTIFICATES,
Plaintiff,
vs.
LARRY D. RAINES; BARBARA
RAINES; THE NOTTINGHAM
HOMEOWNERS ASSOCIATION,
INC.; JOHN DOE; JANE DOE AS
UNKNOWN TENANTS) IN POS-
SESSION OF THE SUBJECT
PROPERTY, et al,
Defendants.
CASE NO.:
2003-CA-004338
RE-NOTICE OF FORECLO-
SURE SALE
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN
pursuant to a Final Judgment of
Foreclosure Sale dated the 1st
day of Efbruary, 2005, and en-
tered in Case No. 2003-CA-
004338, of the Circuit Court of the
10TH Judicial Circuit in and for
Polk County, Florida, wherein
NEW CENTURY HOME EQUITY
LOAN TRUST SERIES 2003-1
ASSET BACKED PASS-
THROUGH CERTIFICATES is the
Plaintiff and LARRY D. RAINES;
BARBARA. RAINES; THE NOT-
TINGHAM HOMEOWNERS AS-
SOCIATION, INC.; JOHN DOE;
JANE DOE AS UNKNOWN TEN-
ANT(S) IN POSSESSION OF THE
SUBJECT PROPERTY are defen-
dants. I will sell to the highest and
best bidder for cash at the east
corridor on the 1st floor, of the
Polk County Courthouse, in BAR-
TOW, Florida, 9:00 a.m. on the 8th
day of March. 2005, the following
described property as set forth in
said Final Judgment, to wit:
LOT 6, OF NOTTINGHAM,
ACCORDING TO THE MAP
OR PLAT THEREOF AS RE-
CORDED IN PLAT BOOK 84,
PAGES 50 AND 51, OF THE
PUBLIC RECORDS OF
POLK COUNTY, FLORIDA.
All sales are to be held at the east
end of the east corridor, first floor,
of the Polk County Courthouse lo-
cated at 255 North Broadway Ave-
nue, Bartow, Florida. Please note
that the main entrance is located
on Church Street. No entry is pos-
sible from Broadway Avenue. In
the event any temporary change is
necessary, the Clerk will post a "
Notice of Change" at the sale loca-
tion. directing the bidders to the
temporary sale location.
If you are a person with disabilities
who needs any accommodation in
order to participate in this pro-
ceeding, you are entitled at no
cost to you, to the provision of cer-
tain assistance. Please contact the
Office of the Court Administrator,
(863) 534-4890, 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 felay Services 711.
Dated this d day of Ebruary.
2005.
RICHARD M WEISS
.Clerk Of The Circuit Court
By: /s/ Felicia Borders
Deputy Clerk
(Seal)
Feb. 21, 28, 2005-0597







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 CONDOMINIUMIl
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 nroe
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


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 11th day of February, 2005.
RICHARD M. WEISS
CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT
COURT
POLK County, Florida
By: /s/ Felicia Borders
Deputy Clerk
(Seal)
Feb. 28, Mar. 7, 2005-0691


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN
AND FOR POLK COUNTY,
FLORIDA
CIVIL ACTION
MORTGAGE ELECTRONIC
REGISTRATION SYSTEMS,
INC.,
Plaintiff,
vs.
MARK A. MILLIGAN, et al.,
Defendant(s).
CASE NO.:
53-2005-CA-276
DIVISION: 07
NOTICE OF ACTION
TO:
MARK A. MILLIGAN
LAST KNOWN ADDRESS:

109 SMITH STREET
AUBURNDALE, FL 33823
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 to foreclose a mortgage on
the following property in POLK
County, Florida:
LOT 159, LAKEDALE ADDI-
TION TO AUBURNDALE,
ACCORDING TO THE PLAT
THEREOF, AS RECORDED
IN PLAT BOOK 7, PAGE 4,
PUBLIC RECORDS OF
POLK COUNTY, FLORIDA.
has been filed against you and
you are required to serve a
copy of your written defenses
within 30 days after the first
publication, if any, on Echevar-
ria & Associates, P.A., Plain-
tiff's attorney, whose address
is 9119 Corporate Lake Drive,
Suite 300, Tampa, Florida
33634, and file the original
with this Court either before
service on Plaintiff's attorney
or immediately thereafter; oth-
erwise a default will be entered
against you for the relief de-
manded in the Complaint or pe-
tition.
This notice shall be published
once each week for two con-
secutive weeks in the POLK
COUNTY DEMOCRAT.
If you are a,person with disabilities
who needs.any accommodation in
order to participate in this pro-
ceeding, you are entitled at no
cost to you, to the provision of cer-
tain assistance. Please contact the
Office of the Court Administrator,
(863) 534-4690, within two (2)
working days of your receipt of this
notice; if you are hearing or voice
impaired, call TDD (863) 534-7777
or Florida Relay Services 711.
WITNESS my hand and the
seal of this Court on this 2_4th day
of February 2005
Richard M. Weiss
Clerk of the Court
By: /s/ Shirley Deschamps
As Deputy Clerk
(Seal)
Feb. 28, Mar. 7, 2005-0706






IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
10TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF
FLORIDA, IN AND FOR POLK
COUNTY
WASHINGTON MUTUAL BANK,
F.A., \
PLAINTIFF,
-vs-
.MARGARET F. HENSLEY; ERICA
SEXTON,
DEFENDANTS.
CASE NO. 53-2004-CA-4245
Division#: 11
NOTICE OF SALE
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN
pursuant to 'an Order'of Final,
Judgment of Foreclosure Sale
dated February 9, 2005, entered.in
Civil Case No. 53-2004-CA-4245
of the Circuit Court of the 10TH
Judicial Circuit in and for POLK
County, Florida, wherein WASH-
INGTON MUTUAL BANK, F.A.,
Plaintiff and MARGARET F.
HENSLEY AND ERICA SEXTON
are-defendant(s), 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 Mac
15.2005, the following described
property as set forth in'said Final
JLdgment, to-wit:
LOT 2, MEADOW RIDGE ES-
TATES PHASE I, ACCORDING
TO THE PLAT THEREOF AS RE-
CORDED IN PLAT BOOK 94,
PAGE 12, PUBLIC RECORDS OF
POLK COUNTY, FLORIDA.
TOGETHER WITH A DOUBLE-
WIDE MOBILE HOME PERMA-
NENTLY AFFIXED THEREON.
YEAR: 1999, MAKE: LIMITED,
VIN: FLA14613939A AND
FLA14613939B.
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-


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 13th day of Januay.,
2005.
RICHARD M. WEISS
Clerk of the Circuit Court
By: /s/ Felicia Borders
Deputy Clerk
(CIRCUIT COURT SEAL)
Feb. 28, Mar. 7, 2005-0676


THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT I1N
AND FOR POLK COUNTY,
FLORIDA
CIVIL ACTION
WELLS FARGO BANK, NA SUC-
CESSOR BY MERGER TO
WELLS FARGO HOME MORT-
GAGE, INC.,
Plaintiff,
vs.
SHERIE TITCHENELL, et al.,
Defendant(s).
CASE NO.
53-2004-CA-4673
DIVISION: 07
NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE
SALE
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN
pursuant to a Final Judgment of
Mortgage Foreclosure dated Eeb.
ruary 07 2005 and entered in
Case NO. 53-2004-CA-4673 of the
Circuit Court of the TENTH Judi-
cial Circuit in and for POLK
County, Florida wherein WELLS
FARGO BANK, NA SUCCESSOR
BY MERGER TO WELLS FARGO
HOME MORTGAGE, INC., is the
Plaintiff and SHERIE TITCHE-
NELL; TANGERINE TRAILS
HOMEOWNERS ASSOCIATION,
INC.; are the Defendants, I will sell
to the highest and best bidder for
cash at IN THE EAST END OF
THE EAST CORRIDOR FIRST
FLOOR, POLK COUNTY COURT-
HOUSE, 255 NORTH BROAD-
WAY, 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 14112
day of March.. 2005, the following
described property as set forth in
said Final Judgment:
LOT 141, OF TANGERINE
TRAILS, UNIT NO. THREE,
ACCORDING TO THE PLAT
THEREOF AS RECORDED
IN PLAT BOOK 92, PAGE 12,
OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS
OF POLK COUNTY, FLOR-
IDA.
A/K/A 2640 Everleth
Court, Lakeland, FL
33810
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/ Felicia Borders
Deputy Clerk
(Seal)
Feb. 28, Mar. 7, 2005-0677







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.
LUZ MONTANEZ A/K/A LUZ
FUENTES, 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 LUZ MONTANEZ A/K/A
LUZ FUENTES; THE UNKNOWN
SPOUSE OF LUZ MONTANEZ
A/K/A LUZ FUENTES, IF ANY;
JOHN DOE AND JANE DOE AS
UNKNOWN TENANTS IN POS-
SESSION.
DEFENDANTS)
CASE NO:
53-03CA-2196
NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE
SALE
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN
pursuant to a Summary Final
Judgment of Foreclosure dated
January 13 2005 entered in Civil
Case No. 53-03CA-2196 of the
Circuit Court of the 10TH Judicial
CircUit in and for POLK County,
-BARTOW, Florida, I will sell to the
highest and best bidder for cash at
THE EAST CORRIDOR ON THE
FIRST FLOOR at the POLK
County Courthouse located at 255
N Broadway Ave. in Bartow, Flor-
ida, at 9:00 a.m. on the 14th day
of J1yIarch, 2005 the following de-
scribed property as set forth in
said Summary Final Judgment, to-
wit:
LOT 11 AND THE
SOUTH 12.97 FEET OF
LOT 12, BLOCK C,
OLGA PARK, ACCORD-
ING TO THE PLAT
THEREOF, RECORDED
IN PLAT BOOK 10,
PAGE 42, 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-


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 28.

JAMES BIRKHOLD
Personal Representative
1225 Kells Court
Lakeland, Florida 33813
John K. Vreeland
Attorney for Personal Representa-
tive
Florida Bar No. 139668
GRAYROBINSON, P.A.
One Lake Morton Drive
Post Office Box 3
Lakeland, Florida 33802-0003
Telephone: (863) 284-2200
Feb. 28, Mar. 7, 2005-0710


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.
JAMES MITCHELL AS TRUSTEE
AND NOT PERSONALLY UNDER
THE PROVISIONS OF A TRUST
AGREEMENT DATED THE 3RD
DAY OF MAY 2003, KNOWN AS
TRUST NUMBER 202 PADGETT
HAYNES FAMILY TRUST,
JAMES MITCHELL, INDIVIDU-
ALLY; SETTLORS/BENEFICIAR-
IES OF THE JAMES MITCHELL
TRUST AGREEMENT DATED
THE 3RD DAY OF MAY 2003
AND ANY AMENDMENTS
THERETO; UNKNOWN TENANT
I; UNKNOWN TENANT II; ASSET
ACCEPTANCE, LLC.; JPMOR-
GAN CHASE BANK AS INDEN-
TURE TRUSTEE; CLERK OF
THE CIRCUIT COURT IN AND
FOR POLK COUNTY, A POLITI-
CAL SUBDIVISION OF THE
STATE OF FLORIDA; ASSOCI-
ATES FINANCIAL SERVICES
COMPANY OF FLORIDA, INC.,
SUCCESSOR BY MERGER
WITH AVCO FINANCIAL SERV-
ICES OF HOLLYWOOD, FLA.,
INC.; BARNETT RECOVERY
CORPORATION F/K/A STATE
WIDE COLLECTION CORPORA-
TION, and any unknown heirs, de-
visees, grantees, creditors, and
other unknown persons or un-
known spouses claiming by,
through and under any of the
above-named Defendants,
Defendants.

CASE NO.:
53-2005-CA-495-WH-07
NOTICE OF ACTION
TO:
SETTLORS/BENEFICIARIES
OF THE JAMES MITCHELL
TRUST AGREEMENT DATED
THE 3RD DAY OF MAY 2003
AND ANY AMENDMENTS
THERETO
ADDRESS UNKNOWN
LAST KNOWN ADDRESS
STATED, CURRENT RESI-
DENCE UNKNOWN
And any unknown heirs, devi-
sees, grantees, creditors and
other unknown persons or un-
known spouses claiming by,
through and under the above-
named Defendant(s), if de-
ceased or whose last known
addresses are unknown.
YOU ARE HEREBY NOTIFIED
that an action to foreclose Mort-
gage covering the following real
and personal property described
as follows, to-wit:
Lot 14, Block A, PADGETT
ESTATES, according to the
Plat thereof as recorded in
Plat Book 65, at Page 9, of
the Public Records ofPolk
County, Florida.
has been filed against you, and
that you are required to serve a
copy of your written defenses, if
any, to it on Elizabeth Shannon
Pastras, Butler & Hosch, P.A.,
3185 South Conway Road, Suite
E, Orlando, Florida 32812 and
file the original with the Clerk of
the above-styled Court on or be-
fore 30 days from the first publi-
'cation, otherwise a Judgment
may be. entered against you for
the relief demanded in-the Com-
plaint.
WITNESS my hand and seal of
said Court on the 24th dav of Feb-
ruary. 2005.
If you are a person with a dis-
ability who need any accommoda-
tion in order to participate in this
proceeding, you are entitled, at no
cost to you, to the provision of cer-
tain assistance. Please contact the
Office of the court Administrator,
(863) 534-4690, within two (2)
working days of your receipt of this
notice; if you are hearing or voice
impaired, call (TDD) (863)'534-
7777, or Florida Relay Service
800-955-8770.
Richard M. Weiss
CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT
COURT
BY: /s/ Shirley Deschamps
Deputy Clerk
(Court Seal)
Feb. 28, Mar. 7, 2005-0704



IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR
POLK COUNTY, FLORIDA
PROBATE DIVISION
IN RE: ESTATE OF
DOROTHY BIRKHOLD,
Deceased.
File No.
05CP-0040
Division PROBATE
NOTICE TO CREDITORS
The administration of the estate
of DOROTHY BIRKHOLD, de-
ceased, whose date of death was
December 16, 2004; File Number
05CP-0040, is pending in the Cir-
cuit Court for Polk County, Florida,
Probate Division, the address of
which is Post Office Box 9000,
Drawer CC-4, Bartow, FL 33831-
9000. The names and addresses
of the personal representative and
the personal representative's at-
torney are set forth below.
All creditors of the decedent
and other persons, who have
Claims or demands against dece-
dent's estate, and who have been
served a copy of this notice, must
file their claims with this court
WITHIN THE LATER OF 3
MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF
THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF
THIS NOTICE OR 30 DAYS AF-
TER THE DATE OF SERVICE OF
A COPY OF THIS NOTICE ON
THEM.
All other creditors of the dece-
dent and other persons who have
claims or demands against the 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









The Polk County Democrat


February 28, 2005


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN
AND .FOR POLK COUNTY,
FLORIDA
DENISE M. HUNTER, TRUSTEE,
Plaintiff,
vs.
LISA A. WADE; .THE UNKNOWN
SPOUSE OF: USA A. WADE;
DARRON D. .KENNEDY; THE
UNKNOWN SPOUSE, OF DAR-
RON D. KENNEDY; LATOYA L.
MONTGOMERY; W.S. BAD-
COCK CORPORATION, a Flor-
ida corporation; BOARD OF
COUNTY COMMISSIONERS OF
POLK COUNTY, FLORIDA;
CLERK OF .COURTS, POLK
COUNTY, FLORIDA; and JOHN
DOE AND JANE DOE AND ALL
OTHER' PERSONS IN 'POSSES-
SION OF THE-SUBJECT REAL
PROPERTY, '
Defendants. ,
CASE NO.:
20q4CA-4083
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:
That part of Lots 8 and 9,
Block 8, of THE MAP OF
WEST WINTER HAVEN, as
recorded in Plat Book 9,
Page 12, Public Records of
Polk County, more closely
described as follows: Begin-
ning at the Northwest corner
of Lot 9 run Easterly ,along
the North boundary thereof
along' a curve having a ra-
dius of 350.00 feet, delta of
9"41'09", chord of 56.36 feet,
chord bearing of S 82'34'57"
E, an arc length of 56.42
feet; thence continue along
said North boundary, along
a curve having a radius of
73.46 feet, delta of
19"52 '26", chord of 25.35
feet, -chord bearing of S
82"03'44" E, and arc length
of 25.48 feet; thence S
29'58'27" W, 141.67:feet to a
point on the Southerly
boundary of Lot 8, said
point lying N 45'17'22" W,
43.36 feet from the Southern
most corner of said Lot 8;
thence N 45 17'22" W along
the Southerly boundary of
Lot 8, 9.44 feet; thence N
75'33'55" W along the South
boundary of Lot 8, 30.14 feet
to the Southwest corner of
Lot 8; thence N 12'08'45" E,
along the West boundary of
Lot 8 and 9, 122.08 feet to
the point of beginning.
offered for public sale, to the
highest and best bidder for
cash, at the East End of the
East .C'rrido0 of 'tfe Polk
County Courthouse, 255 N.
Broadway Avenue, Bartow, Polk
County, Florida, at 9:00 a.m. on
the 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 a try 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 irr this pro-
ceeding, you are'entitled at no
cost to you, to "-1e pir,.:.." -.:.r-f 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 8th
day of February, 2005.
RICHARD M. WEISS
Clerk of Circuit Courts
By: /s//Felicia Borders
As deputyy Clerk,
(COURT SEAL) .
Feb. 21, 28, 2005-0604



IN THE CIRCUIT COURT
OF THE 10th JUDICIAL
CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR
POLK COUNTY, FLORIDA
GENERAL JURISDICTION
DIVISION
WELLS: FARGO C:-ir:E M.,IRT-
GAGE, .INC.,.SUCCESSOR BY
MERGER TO CRbOSSLAND
MORTGAGE CORP. ;
PLA lTIFF :r .
VS... ".
ESTHER D. 'COLEMAN, IF LIV-
ING, AND IF 'DEAD,, THE UN-
KNOWN SPOUSE, HEIRS, DEVI-
SEES, GRANTEES, ASSIGNEES,
LIENORS, CREDITORS, TRUS-
TEES AND ,iLL OTHER PARTIES
CLAIMING AN INTEREST BY,
THROUGH,; UNDER. OR
AGAINST ES'THER D.'-COLE-
MAN; UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF
ESTHER D. COLEMAN,. IF ANY;
JOHN DOE AND JANE DOE AS
UNKNOWN TENANTS IN POS-
SESSION i *
DEFENDANTS) '
CASE NO:
53-2004CA-001408-0000-SEC
1 : "
NOTICE O'FOREGLOSURE
NOTICE i HEREPa GIVEN
pursuant to a 3umm.r, Final
Judgmeitn ,:, F.,,rc:ho .re ae, c le '
Decem'e-r 21 0'i-. e,-',re.a in
Civil Cae 1,? ,3..r_",i,.i -
001408-p000-SEC 11 .of the Cir-
cuit Coun ,:i tr,.,. 10TMi Ju,3l,:.ail Cr.
cult in ana icr FC'Li 'CoCdnrii B"R-
TOW, Flri.j.a '.1 will Sell 1i0 ir e
highest anr ,e.:i t.iearr i:r c-a.h aT
THE EA.T C:'RRID.:,' Or, THE
FIRST FL,:," n,-, ir, ;.i F-

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ida, at 9;00 a rm rn ir,- e.j ,Ja,' of
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scribed property as set forth in


said Summary Final Judgment, to-
wit:
BEGIN AT A POINT 30
FEET NORTH AND
790.0 FEET EAST OF
THE SOUTHWEST COR-
NER OF THE NORTH-
EAST 1/4 OF THE
SOUTHWEST 1/4 OF
SECTION 14, TOWN-
SHIP 28 SOUTH,
RANGE 23. EAST,
POLK COUNTY, FLOR-
IDA, RUN THENCE
EAST AND PARALLEL
WITH THE SOUTH LINE
OF SAID NORTHEAST
1/4 OF THE. SOUTH-
WEST 1/4 A DIS-
TANCE OF 65.0 FEET,
RUN THENCE NORTH
AND PARALLEL WITH
THE WEST LINE OF
SAID NORTHEAST 1/4
OF THE SOUTHWEST
1/4 A DISTANCE OF
190.0 FEET, RUN
THENCE WEST AND
PARALLEL WITH THE
SOUTH LINE OF SAID
NORTHEAST 1/4 OF
SOUTHWEST 1/4 A
DISTANCE OF 65.0
FEET, RUN THENCE
SOUTH AND PARALLEL
WITH THE WEST LINE
OF SAID NORTHEAST
1/4 OF SOUTHWEST
1/4 A DISTANCE OF
190.,0 FEET TO THE
POINT OF BEGINNING.
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
cpst 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 Decem-
ber, 2004.
RICHARD M. WEISS
Clerk of the Circuit Court
By: /s/ Lori Armijo
Deputy Clerk
(CIRCUIT COURT SEAL)
Feb. 21, 28, 2005-0587


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN
AND FOR POLK COUNTY,
FLORIDA
MORTGAGE ELECTRONIC REG-
ISTRATION SYSTEMS, INC., AS
NOMINEE FOR PINNACLE FI-
NANCIAL CORPORATION D/B/A
TRI STAR LENDING GROUP,
Plaintiff
vs.
MELISSA J. MIRANDA, ET AL.,
Defendants.
CASE NO:
53-2004-CA-00-4504-0000-000
SEC 04
NOTICE OF SALE
Notice is hereby given, pursu-
ant to the Order or Final Judgment
entered in this cause in the Circuit
Court of. Polk County, Florida, I will
sell the property situated in Polk
County, Florida described as:
THAT PART OF THE NORTH
1/2 OF THE SOUTHWEST 1/4
OF THE NORTHEAST 1/4 OF
SECTION 16, TOWNSHIP 27
SOUTH, RANGE 27 EAST,
POLK COUNTY, FLORIDA,
LYING WEST OF PATTER-
SON ROAD, MAP BOOK 6,'
PAGE 346, TOGETHER WITH
THE 2003 LEADER MOBILE
HOME SITUATED ON THE
PROPERTY
and commonly known as:
2850 Patterson Road,.Haines
City, FL 33837
at public sale, to the highest
and best bidder, for cash, in
the East ,Corridor, first floor,
Polk County Courthouse, 255
North Broadway, Bartow, Polk
County, Florida will be held at
9:00 o'clock, A.M., on March
11.2005.
All sales are to be held at the east
end of the east corridor, first floor,
of the Polk County Courthouse lo-
cated at 255 North Broadway Ave-
nue, Bartow, Florida. Please note
that the main entrance is located
on Church Street. No entry is pos-
sible from Broadway Avenue. In
the event any temporary change is
necessary, the Clerk will post a "
Notice of Change" at the sale loca-
tion directing, the bidders to the
temporary sale location.
If you are a person with a dis-
ability who needs any accom-
Smodation in .order to partici-
pate in this proceeding! you are
entitled, at nocost to you, to
the provision of certain assis-,
t tance. Please contact the Of-
fice of the Court Admiristrator,
S(863) 534-4690, within two
(2) working days of your re-
Sceipt of this notice; if you are
'hearing or voice impaired, call
(TDD) (863) 534-7777, or
SFlorida Relay Service 711.
E'* TED January 27 ?-'.05' .
RICHARD .1M l'EI,S '
Clerk ol mne Ciroiil Court.
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IN THE CIRCUIT COURT
OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL
CIRCUIT OF THE STATE
OF FLORIDA, IN AND FOR
POLK COUNTY
CIVIL DIVISION
CITIFINANCIAL EQUITY SERV-
ICES, INC.,
Plaintiff,
vs.
JENNIFER L. KATES A/K/A JEN-
NIFER BROGAN; JOHN DOE BRO-
GAN, THE UNKNOWN SPOUSE
OF JENNIFER L. KATES A/K/A
JENNIFER BROGAN, IF LIVING,
INCLUDING ANY UNKNOWN
SPOUSE OF SAID
DEFENDANTSS, IF REMARRIED,
AND IF DECEASED, THE RE-
SPECTIVE UNKNOWN HEIRS, DE-
VISEES, GRANTEES, ASSIGNEES,
CREDITORS, LIENORS, AND
TRUSTEES, AND ALL OTHER
PERSONS CLAIMING BY,
THROUGH, UNDER OR AGAINST
THE .NAMED DEFENDANTSS;
JOHN DOE, UNKNOWN TENANT;
JANE DOE, UNKNOWN TENANT,
Defendantss.
CASE NO.
53-2004-CA-004580-
0000-00 SEC 08
NOTICE OF 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, Florida, described as:
LOT 9, STRICKLAND
MANOR, ACCORDING
TO THE PLAT
THEREOF, AS RE-
CORDED IN PLAT
BOOK 82, PAGE 10,
OF THE PUBLIC RE-
CORDS OF POLK
COUNTY, FLORIDA.
A/K/A 3961 STRICK-
LAND MANOR, LAKE-
LAND, FL 33813.
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 9th
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 dis-
abilities 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 Flor-
ida Relay Services 711.
RICHARD M. WEISS
,CLERK OF CIRCUIT COURT
By /s/ Felicia Borders
Deputy Clerk
(Seal)
Feb. 21, 28, 2005-0598'



IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN
AND FOR POLK COUNTY,
FLORIDA
NICHOLAS RUYS AND PAULINE
RUYS, HUSBAND AND WIFE,
Plaintiffs,
vs.
TODD R. JOHNSON, ET AL,
Defendants.
CASE NO:
2004-CA-4362
NOTICE OF SALE
NOTICE is hereby given that
pursuant to a final judgment en-
tered in the above entitle cause in
the Circuit Court of Polk County,
Florida, I will sell the property situ-
ate in Polk County, Florida, de-
scribed as:
Lot 1, Block 10, TIER THREE
IN HASKELL, as per plat re-
corded in the Office of the
Clerk of the Circuit'Court in
and for Polk County, Florida,
in Plat Book 1., Page 5, be-
ing a subdivision of the NE.
1/4 and E 1/2 of NW 1/4
arnd E 1/4 of SW 1/4 of NW
1/4 of Section 14, Town-.
ship 29 South, Range 24
East, Polk County, Florida,
TOGETHER WITH that cer-
tain 1998 OAKHILL mobile
home, title#: 76650246,
vir.If 8ur,2058r.,*.
at public sle, to the highest
and best bidder, for cash, at
the East ,Corridor, First Floor of
the Pblk County Courthouse,
255 North Broadway Avenue,
Bartow, Florida 33830 at 9:00
a.m. on the 7th day of March.
2005.
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
As Clerk of Circuit Court
By: /s/ Felicia Borders
Depuly Clerk
(Court Seal)
Feb. 21, 28, 2005-0590.


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tion directing the bidders to the
temporary sale location.
If you are a person with a dis-
ability who needs any accom-
modation in order to partici-
pate in this proceeding, you are
entitled, at no cost to you, to
the provision of certain assis-
tance. Please contact the, Of-
fice of the Court Administrator,
(863) 534-4690, within two
(2) working days of your re-
ceipt of this notice; if you are
hearing or voice impaired, call
(TDD) (863) 534-7777, or
Florida Relay Service 711.
RICHARD M. WEISS
Clerk of the Court
By: /s/ Felicia Borders
Deputy Clerk
(Court Seal)
Feb. 28, Mar. 7, 2005-0682


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.
RICHARD M. WEISS
CLERK OF CIRCUIT COURT
By /s/ Felicia Borders.
Deputy Clerk
(Seal)
Feb. 21, 28. 2005-0600


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR
POLK COUNTY, FLORIDA PRO-
BATE DIVISION
IN RE: ESTATE OF
MARIE LORETTA BUDZICK,
Deceased.
File Number
2004CP-0303
NOTICE TO CREDITORS
TO ALL PERSONS HAVING
CLAIMS OR DEMANDS AGAINST
THE ABOVE ESTATE:
The administration of the estate
of MARIE LORETTA BUDZICK, de-
ceased, File Number 2004CP-
0303 is pending in the Circuit
Court for Polk County, Florida,
Probate Division, the address of
which is P.O. Box 9000, Drawer
CC-4, Bartow, FL 33831-9000.
The name and address of the per-
sonal representative and of the
personal representative's attorney
are set forth below.
All interested persons are re-
quired to file with the Court of this
court, WITHIN THREE MONTHS
FROM THE DATE OF THE FIRST
PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE
all claims against the estate in the
form and manner prescribed by
Section 733.703 of the Florida
Statutes and Rule 5.490 of the
Florida Rules of Probate and
Guardianship Procedure.
ALL CLAIMS AND OBJECTIONS
NOT SO FILED WILL BE FOR-
EVER BARRED.
Date of the first publication of
this Notice: February 21 2005.
ROLF H. HENDRICKSEN
Personal Representative:
112 Oliver Lane
Durham; NC 2771 3-2503
Adrian Gabaldon
Attorney for the Petitioners
Post Office Box 1303
Auburndale, Florida 33823
(863) 967-3557
Florida Bar No. 137081
Feb. 21, 28, 2005-0619

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT IN
AND FOR POLK COUNTY,
FLORIDA
PROBATE DIVISION
IN RE: Estate of
GEORGE M. IWEN,
Deceased.
File No.:
05-CP-0389
NOTICE TO CREDITORS
The administration of the es-
tate of GEORGE M. IWEN,
deceased, File Number 05-CP-
0389, 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 PUBLICA-
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
28. 2005.
Personal Representative:
ELIZABETH BURRELL,
Personal Representa-
tive
Attorney for Personal Repre-
sentative:
ROBERTA J. CREIGHTON
Florida Bar No.: 930-47-4
PUTNAM & CREIGHTON,
P.A..
Post Office Box 3545
Lakeland, Florida 33802
(863) 682-1178
Feb. 28, Mar. 7, 2005-0696

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN
AND FOR POLK COUNTY,
FLORIDA'
HABITAT FOR HUMANITY OF,
EAST POLK COUNTY, INC., A'
FLORIDA NON-PROFIT CORPO-
RATION,
PLAINTIFF,
-vs-
LORETTA SOWELL, ET AL,
DEFENDANTS.
CASE NO. 2004CA-1235
NOTICE OF SALE
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN
that pursuant to the final judgment .
entered In the above entitled
cause in the Circuit Court of Polk
County, Florida, I will sell the prop-
erty situate in Polk County, Flor-
ida, described as:
Lot 382, INWOOD NO.
6, according to the map
or plat thereof, as re-
corded in Plat Book 14,
Page 2, Public Records
,of Polk County, Florida.
at public sale, to the highest
and best bidder for cash, at the
East Corridor, FirstFloor, Polk
County Courthouse, Polk
County in Bartow, Florida, at
9:00 A.M. on the 15th 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 loca-


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT IN AND
FOR POLK COUNTY, FLORIDA
LAKESHORE CLUB OF
POLK COUNTY HOME-
OWNERS ASSOCIATION,
INC.,
Plaintiff,
vs
IONEL D. ALVAREZ-MO-
RALES,
Defendants.
CASE NUMBER:
53-2005-CA-000652-0000-WH
NOTICE OF ACTION
TO: IONEL D. ALVAREZ-MO-
RALES
Calle Rio Gande Lolza, AE-12
Rio Hondo II
Bayamon, Puerto Rico 00961
YOU ARE HERESY 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 24th 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 Complaint.
The Plaintiff is seeking to Fore-
close Claims of Lien on real prop-
erty described as follows:
LOT 437, LAKESHORE CLUB,
ACCORDING TO THE PLAT
THEREOF AS RECORDED I1N
PLAT BOOK 111, PAGE 16,
PUBLIC RECORDS OF POLK
COUNTY, FLORIDA, KNOWN AS
UNIT 1827.
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 7th day of
February, 2005.
RICHARD M. WEISS,
As Clerk of Said Court
BY: /s/ Linda Richards
As Deputy Clerk
(COURT SEAL)
Feb. 14, 21, 28, Mar. 7, 2005-
0522

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT
OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL
CIRCUIT OF THE STATE
OF FLORIDA, IN AND FOR
POLK COUNTY
CIVIL DIVISION
ASSOCIATES FIRST CAPITAL
CORPORATION, SUCCESSOR BY
MERGER TO, ASSOCIATES FI-
NANCIAL SERVICES COMPANY,
INC.,
Plaintiff,
vs.
HENRY DARYL KING; JANE DOE
ASKING, THE UNKNOWN SPOUSE
OF HENRY DARYL KING; IF LIV-
ING, INCLUDING ANY UNKNOWN
SPOUSE OF SAID
DEFENDANTSS, IF REMARRIED,
AND IF DECEASED, THE RE-
SPECTIVE UNKNOWN HEIRS, DE-
VISEES, GRANTEES, ASSIGNEES,
CREDITORS, LIENORS, AND
TRUSTEES, AND ALL OTHER
PERSONS CLAIMING BY,
THROUGH, UNDER OR AGAINST
THE NAMED DEFENDANTSS;
UNITAH PROPERTIES, INC.;
POLK COUNTY, A POLITICAL
SUBDIVISION OF THE STATE OF
FLORIDA; BANK OF AMERICA,
NATIONAL ASSOCIATION AS
SUCCESSOR BY MERGER TO
BARNETT BANK OF POLK
COUNTY, WHETHER DISSOLVED
OR PRESENTLY EXISTING, TO-
GETHER WITH ANY GRANTEES,
-ASSIGNEES, CREDITORS, LIEN-
ORS, OR TRUSTEES OF SAID DE-
FENDANT(S) AND, ALL OTHER
PERSONS CLAIMING BY,
THROUGH, UNDER, OR AGAINST
DEFENDANTSS)' JOHN DOE, UN-
KNOWN TENANT; JANE DOE,
UNKNOWN TENANT,
Defendant(s).
CASE NO.
2004-CA-004530
NOTICE OF 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, Florida, described as:
LOT 23, COUNTRY VIEW ES-
TATES II, ACCORDING TO
THE PLAT THEREOF, AS
RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK
84, PAGES 8 THROUGH 11,
OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS
OF POLK COUNTY, FLOR-
IDA.
STO INCLUDE: 1971 STAR-
CREST MOBILE HOME VIN#
GK32M01084A TITLE#
4280288 VIN#GK32M01084B
TITLE#4280289
A/K/A 5129 1ST STREET
NORTHWEST, LAKELAND,
FL 33810.
at public sale, to the high-
est and best bidder, for
cash, at the East End of the
East Corridor, First Floor,
Polk County Courthouse,
255 North Broadway Ave-
nue, Bartow, Florida at 9:00
o'clock A.M., ,or as soon
thereafter 9.00 A.M., the
9th day of arch, 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 "-
tice of Chanae" at the sale lo-


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
.TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF
FLORIDA IN AND FOR POLK
COUNTY
SUNTRUST MORTGAGE, INC.,
Plaintiff,
vs.
DEEPER LIFE CHRISTIAN
CHURCH, INC.; TIMOTHY L.
LOFTON; KATHRYN L. LOFTON;
UNKNOWN TENANT #1; UN-
KNOWN TENANT #2; J.T.
MACGILL, INC., INDIVIDUAL
AND AS TRUSTEE OF THE LOF-
TON LAND TRUST UNDER
TRUST AGREEMENT DATED 2-
12-2001; UNKNOWN TRUSTEES,.
BENEFICIARIES, HEIRS, DEVI-
SEES, GRANTEES, ASSIGNEES,
LIENORS, CREDITORS, TRUS-
TEES AND ALL OTHER PARTIES
CLAIMING AN INTEREST BY,
THROUGH, UNDER OR
AGAINST THE LOFTON LAND
TRUST UNDER TRUST AGREE-
MENT DATED 2-12-01,
Defendants.
CASE NO.
53-2005-CA-524
NOTICE OF ACTION
TO: UNKNOWN TRUSTEES,
BENEFICIARIES, HEIRS, DEVI-
SEES, GRANTEES, ASSIGNEES,
LIENORS, CREDITORS, TRUS-
TEES AND ALL OTHER PARTIES
CLAIMING AN INTEREST BY,
THROUGH, UNDER OR
AGAINST THE LOFTON LAND
TRUST UNDER TRUST AGREE-
MENT DATED 2-12-01
Last known address: Unknown
If alive, and if dead, all parties
claiming interest by, through, un-
der or against UNKNOWN TRUS-
TEES, BENEFICIARIES, HEIRS,
DEVISEES, GRANTEES, AS-
SIGNEES, LIENORS, CREDI-
TORS,'TRUSTEES AND ALL
OTHER PARTIES CLAIMING AN
INTEREST BY, THROUGH, UN-
DER OR AGAINST THE LOFTON
LAND TRUST UNDER TRUST
AGREEMENT DATED 2-12-01
and all parties having or claiming
to have any right, title or interest in
the property described herein.
YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an
action for Foreclosure of Mort-
gage on the following described
property:
LOT 2 OF TINDEL
RANCHES, UNRECORDED,
DESCRIBED AS: THE EAST
100.00 FEET OF THE WEST
350.00 FEET OF THE SOUTH
252.00 FEET OF THE
SOUTHEAST 1/4 OF THE
SOUTHWEST 1/4 OF SEC-
TION 2, TOWNSHIP 29
SOUTH, RANGE 27 EAST,
POLK COUNTY, FLORIDA,
LESS COUNTY MAIN-
TAINED
has been filed against you and
you are required to serve a copy
of your written defenses to it, if
any, to it, on DINNA KAWASS, At-
torney for Plaintiff, whose address
is 951 N.E. 167th Street. Suite
204, North Miami Beach. FL
33162, either within 32 days after
the first publication of this notice,
or on or before March 24, 2005
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.
WITNESS my hand and seal of
this Court this 15th day of Febru-
ary,_2005.
RICHARD M. WEISS
Clerk of the Court
By: /s/ Angelica Herrera
As Deputy Clerk
(Seal)
Feb. 21, 28, 2005-0608




THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN
AND FOR POLK COUNTY.
FLORIDA
CIVIL ACTION
MORTGAGE ELECTRONIC
REGISTRATION SYSTEMS,
INC.,
Plaintiff,
vs.
CRYSTAL D. ALBRITTON, et al.,
Defendantss. ,
CASE NO.
53-2004-CA-4118
DIVISION: 04
NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE
SALE
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN
pursuant to a Final Judgment of
Mortgage Foreclosure dated Feb- .
ruary 08 2005 and entered in
Case NO. 53-2004-CA-4118 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 CRYSTAL D. AL-
BRITTON; THE GROVE HOME
OWNERS ASSOCIATION, INC.;.
are the Defendants, I will sell to
the highest and best bidder for
cash at IN THE EAST END OF
THE EAST CORRIDOR FIRST
FLOOR, POLK COUNTY COURT-
HOUSE, 255 NORTH BROAD-
WAY, 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 15th
day of March. 2005. the following
described property as set forth in
said Final Judgment:
LOT 5, BLOCK 5, THE
GROVE, ACCORDING TO
THE PLATTHEREOF AS RE-
CORDED IN PLAT BOOK 65,
PAGE 29, PUBLIC RE-
CORDS OF POLK COUNTY,
FLORIDA.
A/K/A 1836 North


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533-4183
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285-8625


CIRCUIT COURT, TENTH JUDI-
CIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR
POLK COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL
DIVISION
WILLIAM F. BROWN,
Plaintiff,
v.
CALVIN L MERCER and GINNIE
L. MERCER, his wife,
Defendants.
FILE NO.:
53-2005CA-00110
NOTICE OF ACTION
TO: CALVIN L. MERCER.
YOU ARE NOTIFIED that a
complaint to.quiet title has been
filed against you regarding that
certain, personal property located
at 2202 Shirah Road, Auburndale,
Florida, and described as follows:
THE NORTH ONE ACRE
OF THE EAST 1/2 OF
THE SOUTHWEST 1/4
OF THE NORTHWEST
1/4 OF SECTION 7,
TOWNSHIP 28 SOUTH,
RANGE 25 EAST.
and you are required to serve a
copy of your'written defenses,
if any, to it on J. SCOTT REED,
ESQUIRE, whose address is P.O.
Box 2866, Lakeland, FL
33806-2866, on or before
March 28, 2005, and file the
original with the Clerk of this
Court either before service on
Plaintiff's attorney or immedi-
ately thereafter; otherwise a
default will be entered against
you for the relief demanded in
the complaint.
DATED this 14th day of Febru-
ary, 2005.
RICHARD M. WEISS
Clerk of the Court
By: /s/ Kathie Price
As Deputy Clerk
(Seal)
Feb. 21, 28, Mar. 7, 14, 2005-
0612





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IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN
AND FOR POLK COUNTY,
FLORIDA
JUVENILE DIVISION
IN THE INTEREST OF:
J.M. DOB: 07/30/1999
B.M. DOB: 07/30/1999
C.M. DOB: 12/07/2000
C.M. DOB: 02/21/2003
MINOR CHILDREN
SUMMONS AND NOTICE
OF HEARING ON
PETITION FOR
TERMINATION OF
PARENTAL RIGHTS
CASE NO.
JP02-476200-LD; JP03-101300-
WH
THE STATE OF FLORIDA TO:
RENEE KATHLEEN
REYNOLDS
(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
J.M., a male child born on July
30, 1999 to RENEE KATHLEEN
REYNOLDS, mother, in the
State of Florida
B.M., a female child born on
July 30, 1999 to RENEE KATH-
LEEN REYNOLDS, mother, in the
State of Florida.
C.M., a female child born on De-
cember 7, 2000 to RENEE
SKATHLEEN REYNOLDS, mother,
in the State of Florida.
C.M., a female child born on
February 21, 2003 to RENEE
KATHLEEN REYNOLDS, mother,
in the State of 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 27th- day of
April, 2005, for this hearing at.
POLK COUNTY COURTHOUSE,
COURTROOM- Juvenile Divi-
sion Hearing Room- 1st Floor,
255 N. Broadway, BARTOW,
FLORIDA.
YOUR FAILURE TO APPEAR
IN PERSON WILL BE TREATED
AS A CONSENT TO THE TERMI-
NATION OF PARENTAL RIGHTS
AND YOU WILL PERMANENTLY
LOSE ALL LEGAL RIGHTS AS A
PARENT TO THE CHILDREN)
AS NAMED IN THE PETITION
FOR TERMINATION OF PAREN-
TAL RIGHTS.
YOU HAVE THE RIGHT TO
HAVE AN ATTORNEY REPRE-
SENT YOU IN THIS MATTER. IF
YOU CANNOT AFFORD AN AT-
TORNEY, YOU MUST BE PRE-
SENT AND REQUEST THAT
THE COURT APPOINT YOU AN
ATTORNEY FOR YOU IF YOU
WANT ONE.
"In accordance with the Ameri-
cans With Disabilities Act, persons
with disabilities needing a special
accommodation to participate in
this proceeding should contact the
Children & Families Legal Depart-
ment at 1055 US Highway 17
North; Bartow, Florida 33830,
Telephone: 863-534-0062 not later
than seven days prior to the pro-
ceeding. If hearing impaired,
(TDD) 1-800-955-871, or Voice (V)
1-800-955-8770, via Florida Relay
Service."
RICHARD M. WEISS, CLERK
By Linda K. White
as his Deputy Clerk
(CLERK'S SEAL)
Feb. 14, 21, 28, Mar 7, 2005-
0504


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 seal of
said Court at Polk County, Florida
this 15th day of February, 2005.
RICHARD M. WEISS
As Clerk of the Circuit Court
By: /s/ Angelica Herrera
Deputy Clerk
(Court Seal)
Feb. 21, 28, 2005-0606

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IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
10TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND
FOR POLK COUNTY, FLORIDA
CIVIL DIVISION
CITIFINANCIAL CORPORATION
D/B/A DORAL MORTGAGE
CORP.,
Plaintiff,
-vs-
GUSTAVO A. CALDERON, et al.,
Defendants.
Case No.:
53-2003-CA-4399
NOTICE OF ACTION MORT-
GAGE FORECLOSURE
CONSTRUCTIVE SERVICE-
PROPERTY
TO:
GUSTAVO A. CALDERON
and STEFANIA TRUANT, IF
LIVING AND IF MARRIED, IN-
CLUDING ANY UNKNOWN
SPOUSE, IF DEFENDANT DE-
CEASED, RESPECTIVE UN-
KNOWN HEIRS, DEVISEES,
GRANTEES, ASSIGNEES,
CREDITORS, LIENORS, TRUS-
TEES OR OTHER PERSONS
CLAIMING BY, THROUGH,
UNDER OR AGAINST THEM
RESIDENCE UNKNOWN.
YOU ARE HEREBY NOTIFIED
that an action to foreclose a
mortgage on the following de-
scribed property in POLK
County, Florida:
Lot 477, LAKESHORE CLUB,
according to the plat
thereof, as recorded in Plat
Book 111, Page 16, 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 SERGIO L. MEN-
DEZ. Esq. Mendez and Mendez,
the Plaintiff's Attorney, whose
address is 901 Ponce de Leon
Boulevard Suite 304 Coral Ga-
bles, Florida 33134 on or be-
fore February 15, 2005, file
the original with the Clerk of
this Court either before service
on Plaintiff's attorney or imme-
diately thereafter; otherwise a
default will be entered against
you for the relief demanded in
the complaint.
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 February 15, 2005.
CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT
COURT.
RICHARD M. WEISS
By: /s/ Angelica Herrera
Deputy Clerk
(Seal)
Feb. 21, 28, 2005-0607

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
10TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN
AND'FOR POLK COUNTY,
FLORIDA
A-1 FINANCIAL SERVICES, INC.
d/b/a STERLING TRUST MORT-
GAGE,
Plaintiff,
vs.
MOHAMMAD A. BARRIE and
.... BARRIE, UNKNOWN
SPOUSE OF MOHAMMAD A.
BARRIE, IF ANY; JOHN DOE OR
ANY OTHER PERSON IN POS-
SESSION; and all unknown pari-
ties claiming by, through under or
against the named defendants,
whether living or not, and whether
said unknown parties claims as
heirs, devisees, grantees, assign-
ees, lienors, creditors, trustees, or
in any other capacity, claiming by,
through under or against the
named defendants,
Defendants.
CASE NO.:
53-2005-CA-173
NOTICE OF ACTION/
CONSTRUCTIVE SERVICE
NOTICE BY PUBLICATION
TO: MOHAMMED A. BARRIE and
BARRIE, UNKNOWN
SPOUSE OF MOHAMMED A.
BARRIE, IF ANY-
Last Known Address: 7028 West
Waters Avenue, Suite 159,
Tampa, Florida 33634
Current Address: Unknown
YOU ARE HEREBY NOTIFIED
that a Complaint to foreclose a
mortgage on real property located
in Polk County, Florida has been
filed and commenced in this Court
and you are required to serve a
copy of your written defenses, if
any, to it on DANIEL S. MANDEL
of the Law Offices of Mandel,
Weisman, Heimburg, Brodie, &
Griffin P.A., Attorneys for Plaintiff,
whose address is 2101 Corporate
Blvd., Suite 300, Boca Raton, Flor-
ida 33431 and file the original with
the Clerk of the above styled Court
within 30 days after first publica-
tion of Notice, on or before March
24, 2005 otherwise a default will
be entered against you for the re-
lief prayed for in the Complaint, to
wit: The foreclosure of a mortgage
on the following described prop-
erty:
LOTS 12 & 13, BLOCK 7,
LAKESIDE TERRACE, AC-
CORDING TO THE PLAT
THEREOF AS RECORDED IN
PLAT BOOK 10, PAGE 22,
ALL OF THE PUBLIC RE-
CORDS OF POLK COUNTY,
FLORIDA.
STREET ADDRESS: 318
CHESNEY BOULEVARD,
FROSTPROOF, FL 22843
This notice shall be published
once a week for two consecutive
weeks in The Polk County Demo-
crat.
NOTE: PURSUANT TO THE FAIR
DEBT COLLECTION PRACTICES
ACT YOU ARE ADVISED THAT
THIS LAW FIRM IS DEEMED TO
BE A DEBT COLLECTOR AT-
TEMPTING TO COLLECT A
DEBT AND ANY INFORMATION
OBTAINED WILL BE USED FOR
THAT PURPOSE.
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IN THE CIRCUIT COURT IN AND
FOR POLK COUNTY, FLORIDA
LASALLE BANK, N.A., F/K/AILA-
SALLE NATIONAL BANK, "AS
TRUSTEE UNDER THE POOL-
ING AND SERVICING AGREE-
MENT DATED 02/01/1999, SE-
RIES 1999-1.
Plaintiff.
vs.
BLANCHE BURGESS, A/K/A
BLANCHE M. BURGESS, A/K/A
BLANCHE DEGROAT BURGESS
A/K/A BLANCHE MARIE DE-
GROAT, A/K/A BLANCHE .:M.
CHADWICK, A/K/A BLANCHE
CHADWICK, A/K/A BLANCHE M.
WILLIAMS.A/K/A BLANCHE WIL-
LIAMS WATSON; UNKNOWN
SPOUSE OF BLANCHE BUR-
GESS, A/K/A BLANCHE M. BUR-
GESS, A/K/A BLANCHE DE-
GROAT BURGESS A/K/A
BLANCHE MARIE DEGROAT,
A/K/A BLANCHE M: CHADWICK,
A/K/A BLANCHE CHADWICK,
A/K/A BLANCHE M. WILLIAMS
A/K/A BLANCHE WILLIAMS
WATSON; UNKNOWN TENANT I;
UNKNOWN TENANT II; PALM
COAST RECOVERY CORPORA-
TION; MAZDA AMERICAN
CREDIT, 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-4923-WH-08
NOTICE OF ACTION
TO:
BLANCHE BURGESS, A/K/A
BLANCHE M. BURGESS,
A/K/A.....
2333 APPALOOSA ROAD
LAKE WALES, FL 33853
UNKNOWN TENANT I
2333 APPALOOSA ROAD
LAKE WALES, FL 33853
UNKNOWN TENANT II
2333 APPALOOSA ROAD
LAKE WALES, FL 33853
UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF
BLANCHE BURGESS, A/K/A,
BLANCHE M. BURGESS,
A/K/A.....
2333 APPALOOSA ROAD
LAKE WALES, FL 33853
LAST KNOWN. ADDRESS
STATED, CURRENT RESI-
DENCE UNKNOWN
And any unknown heirs, devi-
sees, grantees, creditors and.
other unknown persons or un-
known spouses claiming by,
through and under the above-
named Defendant(s), if de-
ceased or whose last known
addresses are unknown.
YOU ARE HEREBY NOTIFIED
that an action to foreclose Mort-
gage covering the following real
and personal property described
as follows, to-wit:
Lot 555 LAKE PIERCE RAN-
CHETTES FIFTH ADDITION,'
PHASE ONE, according to
the Plat thereof as recorded
in Plat Book 82, Page 19,
Public Records- of Polk
County, 'Florida. Together
with a 1987 Sandstone Mo-
bile Home, Serial No.
106288, located thereon.
has been filed against you, and
that you are required to serve a
copy of your written defenses, if
any, to it on Elizabeth Shannon
Pastras, Butler & Hosch, P.A.,
3185 South Conway Road, Suite
E, Orlando, Florida 32812 and
file the original with the Clerk of
the above-styled Court on or be-
fore 30 days from the first publi-
cation, otherwise a Judgment
may be entered against you for
the relief demanded in the Com-
plaint.
WITNESS my hand and seal of
said Court on the 17th day of Feb-
ruarv. 2005.
If you are a person with a dis-
ability who need any accommoda-
tion in order to participate in this
proceeding, you are entitled, at no
cost to you, to the provision of cer-
tain assistance. Please contact the
Office of the court Administrator,
(863) 534-4690, within two (2)
working days of your receipt of this
notice; if you are hearing or voice
impaired, call (TDD), (863) 534-
7777, or Florida Relay Service
800-955-8770.
Richard M. Weiss
CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT
COURT
BY: /s/ Mary Ann Ray
Deputy Clerk
(Court Seal)
Feb. 21, 28, 2005-0618




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Office of the Court Administrator,
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WITNESS MY HAND and the
seal of this Court on February
14,2005.
Richard M. Weiss
Clerk of the Circuit Court
By: /s/ Lori Armijo
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IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF
FLORIDA, IN AND FOR POLK
COUNTY
CIVIL DIVISION
MORTGAGE ELECTRONIC REG-
ISTRATION SYSTEMS, INC.,
Plaintiff
vs.
AUBREY K. FREEMAN AND JAS-
PER L. FREEMAN, POLK
COUNTY, and UNKNOWN TEN-
ANTS/OWNERS,
Defendants.
CASE NO:
2004-CA-004244
Division: 04
NOTICE OF SALE
Notice is hereby given, pursu-
ant to Final Judgment of Foreclo-
sure for Plaintiff entered in this
cause of January 25, 2005, in the
Circuit Court of Polk County, Flor-
ida, I will sell the property situated
in Polk County, Florida described
as:
LOT 17 OF JAN PHYL VIL-
LAGE, UNIT 6, ACCORDING
TO THE PLAT THEREOF AS
RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK
42, PAGE 22, OF THE PUB-
LIC RECORDS OF POLK
COUNTY, FLORIDA.
at public sale, to the highest
and best bidder, for cash, in
the East Corridor, first floor,
Polk County Courthouse, 255
North Broadway, Bartow, Polk
County, Florida will be held at
9:00 o'clock, A.M., on March
11.2005.
All sales are to be held at the east
end of the east corridor, first floor,
of the Polk County Courthouse lo-
cated at 255 North Broadway Ave-
nue, Bartow, Florida. Please note
that the main entrance is located
on Church Street. No entry is pos-
sible from Broadway Avenue. In
the event any temporary change is
necessary, the Clerk will post a "
Notice of Change" at the sale loca-
tion directing the bidders to the
temporary sale location.
If you are a person with a dis-
ability who needs any accom-
modation in order to partici-
pate in this proceeding, you are
entitled, at no cost to you, to
the 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 27th day of January,
2005.
RICHARD M. WEISS
Clerk of the Circuit Court
By: Is/ Felicia Borders
Deputy Clerk
(Seal)
Feb. 21,28, 2005-0594

IN THE COUNTY COURT IN AND
FOR POLK COUNTY, FLORIDA
GENERAL JURISDICTION DIVI-
SION
PARKWAY MORTGAGE COM-
PANY, INC., A Florida Corpora-
tion,
Plaintiff,
vs.
LEONARD RICHARD WILSON,
MARION DEWILDE WILSON,
INDIVIDUALLY AND AS TRUS-
TEES OF LEONARD RICHARD
D. WILSON AND MARION DE-
WILDE WILSON REVOCABLE
LIVING TRUST, AND ANY AND
ALL UNKNOWN PARTIES
CLAIMING BY, THROUGH, UN-,
DER AND AGAINST THE
HEREIN INDIVIDUAL DEFEN-
DANTS WHO ARE NOT KNOWN
TO BE DEAD OR ALIVE,
WHETHER SAID UNKNOWN
PARTIES MAY CLAIM AN IN-
TEREST AS SPOUSES, HEIRS,
DEVISEES, GRANTEES, OR
OTHER CLAIMANTS,
Defendants.
CASE NO.
53-2004-CC-003334
AMENDED NOTICE OF AC-
TION
TO: LEONARD RICHARD WIL-
SON, MARION DEWILDE WIL-
SON, INDIVIDUALLY AND AS
TRUSTEES OF LEONARD RICH-
ARD D. WILSON AND MARION
DEWILDE WILSON REVOCA-
BLE LIVING TRUST and all
claiming interests by, through,
under or against the said and
all other parties having or
claiming to have-any right, title
or interest, in the property
herein described.
YOU ARE HEREBY NOTI-
FIED that a Complaint to Fore-
close a Mfci q gjge onr, [h- follow-
ing property in POLK County,
Florida:
LOT 6, BLOCK 476,
VILLAGE 7, NEIGHBOR-
HOOD 2 WEST, POIN-
CIANA SUBDIVISION,
ACCORDING TO THE
PLAT THEREOF RE-
CORDED IN PLAT
BOOK 55, AT PAGE 5-
18, OF THE PUBLIC
RECORDS OF POLK
COUNTY, FLORIDA.
has been filed and commenced
in this Court and you are re-
quired to serve a copy of your
written defenses, if any, to it
on HAROLD .J. TURK, at-
torney for Plaintiff,
whose address is 201
Alhambra Circle, 1 2th
Floor, Coral Gables, Flor-
ida 33134 and file the origi-
nal with the clerk of the above
styled Court on or before April
27, 2005; otherwise a default
will be entered against you for
the relief 1irayed for in the
Complaint.
WITNESS my hand and the seal
of said Court at Polk County,
Florida on this 22nd day of
February, 2005.
RICHARD M. WEISS
As Clerk, Circuit Court
By: /s/ Phyllis Pittman
Deputy Clerk
(Court Seal)
Feb. 28, Mar. 7, 2005-0698


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT IN AND
FOR POLK COUNTY, FLORIDA
ROSALEE C. MARKLAND,
PLAINTIFFS,
VS.
RAVEN SCOTT ROUSEY, MISSY
ROUSEY, AND STATE FARM
MUTUAL AUTOMOBILE INSUR-
ANCE COMPANY,
DEFENDANTS.
CASE NO.
53-2004CA-004174-000
NOTICE OF SALE
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN
that pursuant to a Final Judgment
of. Foreclosure entered in the
above entitled cause in the Circuit
Court of Polk County, Florida, I will
sell the property situate in Polk
County, Florida, described as:
A tract or parcel of land in the
W 1/2 of NW 1/4 of Section
24, Township 29 South,
Range 24 East, described as
follows: Commencing at the
Southeast corner of Lot 11,
Block 2, of Haskell Homes, ac-
cording to the plat thereof re-
corded in Plat Book 45, page
14, public records of Polk
County, Florida, run thence
South on an extension of the
West boundary of Georgia
Avenue as shown on said plat
a distance of 130.0 feet to the
point of beginning; thence con-
tinue South along said exten-
sion 83.22 feet to thebegin-
ning of a curve to the right
having a central angle of 90
deg. 45'45" and radius of 25.0
feet; thence Southwesterly
along said curve 39.60 feet;
thence Westerly 66.34 feet;
thence deflect 89 deg. 14'15"
right and North parallel to said
West boundary of Georgia
Avenue 107.33 feet; thence
East 91.66 feet to the Point of
Beginning.
at public sale, to the highest and
best bidder for cash, in the East
corridor, First floor, Polk County
Courthouse, 255 N. Broadway
Ave., Bartow, Polk County, Flor-
ida, at 9:00 a.m. on the 22E 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 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 on February 3 2005.
RICHARD M. WEISS
As Clerk of the Court
By: /s/ Felicia Borders
As Deputy Clerk
(Seal)
Feb. 21, 28, 2005-0601





IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR
POLK COUNTY, FLORIDA PRO-
BATE DIVISION
IN RE: ESTATE OF
CLARENCE E. WEBB,
Deceased.
File No.
05CP-0320
NOTICE TO CREDITORS
The administration of the estate
of Clarence E. Webb, deceased,
whose date of death was Decem-
ber 10, 2004, is pending in the Cir-
cuit Court for Polk County, Florida,
Probate Division, the address of
which is Drawer P. 0. Box 9000,
CC-4, Bartow, FL 33831. The
names and addresses of the per-
sonal representative and the per-
sonal 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 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.
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 court WITHIN 3 MONTHS AF-
TER THE DATE OF THE FIRST
PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE.
ALL CLAIMS NOT SO FILED
WILL BE FOREVER BARRED.
NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME
PERIOD SET FORTH ABOVE,
ANY CLAIM FILED TWO (2)
YEARS OR MORE AFTER THE
DECEDENT'S DATE OF DEATH
IS BARRED.
The date of the first publication of
this Notice is February 21, 2005.
Personal Representative
EDDIE RAY WEBB
5055 H.L. Smith Road
Dundee, FL 33838
STANLEY WINES BENNETT &
HELMS, P.A.
Attorney for Personal Representa-
tive:
BY: BARRY W. B"NNETT
Florida Bar No. 0190721
P.O. BOX 860
Winter Haven, FL 33882-0860
863/299-1263
Feb. 21, 28, 2005-0621


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IN THE CIRCUIT COURT,
OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL
CIRCUIT OF FLORIDA, IN
AND FOR POLK COUNTY
CIVIL DIVISION
UNITED STATES OF
AMERICA, acting through
Rural Development, for-
merly Farmers Home Ad-
ministration (FmHA),
United States Depart-
ment of Agriculture (
USDA),
Plaintiff,
vs.
JESUS H. CORONADO and
ANA D. CORONADO;
MONTGOMERY WARD
CREDIT CORPORATION,
Defendants.
CASE NO.
53-1 999CA-1 416
NOTICE OF SALE
Notice is hereby given that
pursuant to a Final Judgment
entered in the above entitled
cause in the Circuit Court of
Polk County, Florida, I will sell
the property located in Polk
County, Florida, being specifi-
cally described as follows:
Lot 136 of LAKE GARFIELD
ESTATES, UNIT 1, according
to the map or plat thereof
recorded in Plat Book 64,
Page 9, 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,
First Floor, Polk County Court-
house, 255 North Broadway
Avenue, Bartow, Polk County,
Florida, at 9:00 a.m. on the
16th 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 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 February 11, 2005.
RICHARD M. WEISS
As Clerk of the Circuit Court
By /s/ Felicia Borders
As Deputy Clerk
(Court Seal)
Jan. 28, Feb. 7, 2005-0693


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT IN AND
FOR POLK COUNTY, FLORIDA
DEUTSCHE BANK NATIONAL
TRUST COMPANY AS TRUSTEE
UNDER THE POOLING AND
SERVICING AGREEMENT
DATED AS OF APRIL 1, 2004,
GSAMP TRUST 2004-NC1,
Plaintiff,
vs.
CATHEY R. CHESNEY; JOHN A.
CHESNEY; 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-4648-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 Z1t-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:
LOT 19, MEADOW
VIEW ESTATES, ac-
cording to the plat
thereof, recorded in
Plat Book 68, Page
48, Public Records of
Polk County, Florida.,'
pursuant to the Final Judgment
entered in a case pending in
said Court, the style of which is
indicated above.
.All sales are to be held at the east
end of the east'corridor, first floor,
of the Polk County Courthouse lo-
cated at 255 North Broadway Ave- .
nue, Bartow, Florida. Please note.
that the main entrance is located
on Church Street. No entry is pos-
sible from Broadway Avenue. In
the event any temporary change is
necessary, the Clerk will post a .
Notice of Change" at the sale loca-
tion directing the bidders to the
temporary sale location.
If you are a person with a dis-
ability who needs any accom-
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 1st day
of February, 2005.
Richard Weiss
CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT
COURT
BY: /s/ Yvette Johnson
Deputy Clerk
(Court Seal)
Feb. 21, 28, 2005-0603


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 or-
der to participate in this proceed-
ing, you are entitled at no cost to
you, to the provision of certain as-
sistance. 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.
RICHARD M. WEISS
CLERK OF THE COURT
By: /s/ Lori Armijo
Deputy Clerk
(Court Seal)
Dated: 2-14-05
Feb. 28, Mar. 7, 2004-0684


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
10TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF
FLORIDA, IN AND FOR POLK
COUNTY
WASHINGTON MUTUAL BANK,
F.A., AS SUCCESSOR BY
MERGER WITH BANK UNITED,
PLAINTIFF,
-vs-
ERICK D. GRACE AND ANDREA
E. GRACE, HIS WIFE; UNKNOWN
PARTIES IN POSSESSION #1;
UNKNOWN PARTIES IN POSSES-
SION #2; IF LIVING, AND ALL
UNKNOWN PARTIES CLAIMING
BY, THROUGH, UNDER AND
AGAINST THE ABOVE NAMED
DEFENDANTS) WHO ARE NOT
KNOWN TO BE DEAD OR ALIVE,
WHETHER SAID UNKNOWN
PARTIES MAY CLAIM AN INTER-
EST AS SPOUSES, HEIRS, DEVI-
SEES, GRANTEES, OR OTHER
CLAIMANTS,
DEFENDANTS.
CASE NO. 2003-CA-005502
Division#: 11
NOTICE OF SALE
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN
pursuant to an Order of Final
Judgment of Foreclosure Sale
dated February 8, 2005, entered in
Civil Case No. 2003-CA-005502 of
the Circuit Court of the 10TH Judi-
cial Circuit in and for POLK
County, Florida, wherein WASH-
INGTON MUTUAL BANK, F.A.,
AS SUCCESSOR BY MERGER
WITH BANK UNITED, Plaintiff and
ERICK D. GRACE AND ANDREA
E. GRACE, HIS WIFE are defen-
dant(s), I will sell to the highest
and best bidder for cash, AT THE
EAST END OF THE EAST COR-
RIDOR, FIRST FLOOR, POLK
COUNTY COURTHOUSE, 255
NORTH BROADWAY AVENUE,
BARTOW, FLORIDA, AT 9:00 AM,
MAIN ENTRANCE IS ON
CHURCH STREET, NO ENTRY
AVAILABLE ON BROADWAY
AVE. on March 15 2005 the fol-
lowing described property as set
forth in said Final Judgment, to-
wit:
THE SOUTH 28 FEET OF LOT 3
AND THE NORTH 28 FEET OF
LOT 4, BLOCK "0", ALBERT
PARK ADDITION TO LAKELAND,
ACCORDING TO THE PLAT
THEREOF AS RECORDED IN
PLAT BOOK. 3, PAGE 25, OF
THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF
POLK COUNTY, FLORIDA.
All sales are to be held at the east
end of the east corridor, first floor,
of the Polk County Courthouse lo-
cated at 255 North Broadway Ave-
nue, Bartow, Florida. Please note
that the main entrance is located
on Church Street. No entry is pos-
sible from Broadway Avenue. In
the event any temporary change is
necessary, the Clerk will post a "
Notice of Change" at the sale loca-
tion directing the bidders to the
temporary sale location.
If you are a person with a dis-
ability who needs any accom-
modation in order to partici-
pate in this proceeding, you are
entitled, at no cost to you, to
the provision of certain assis-
tance. Please contact the Of-
fice of the Court Administrator,
(863) 534-4690, within two
(2). working days of your re-
ceipt of this notice; if you are
hearing or voice impaired, call
(TDD) (863) 534-7777, or
Florida Relay Service 711.
DATED at BARTOW, Florida.
this 10th day of February, 2005.
RICHARD M. WEISS
CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT
COURT
POLK County, Florida
By: /s/ Lori Armijo
Deputy Clerk
(Seal)
Feb. 28, Mar. 7, 2005-0690



IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
10th JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND
FOR POLK COUNTY, FLORIDA
CIVIL DIVISION
BENEFICIAL FLORIDA, INC., a
Delaware corporation;
Plaintiff,
vs.
STEVEN A. RAST; ALICE C.
RAST, and all unknown parties
claiming by, through, under and
against the above named Defen-
dant who are unknown to be dead
or alive whether said unknown are
person, heirs, devisees, grantees,
or other claimants; AUBURN
OAKS PROPERTY OWNERS'
ASSOCIATION, INC.; TENANT 1-
UNKNOWN TENANT; AND TEN-
ANT II-UNKNOWN TENANT, in
possession of the subject real
property;
Defendant(s)
Case No.
53-2004-CA-4442
NOTICE OF SALE
Notice Is hereby given pursuant
to the final judgment/order entered
In the ab've noted case, that I will
sell the following property situated
in Polk County, Florida described
as:
Lot 9, AURBURN OAKS, ac-
cording to the map or plat
thereof as recorded in Plat
Book 93, Page 15, Public Re-
cords of Polk County, Florida.
at public sale, to the highest and
best bidder for cash, at East corri-
dor, first floor, Polk County Court-
house, 255 N. Broadway, Bartow,
Florida, at 9:00 A.M. on March 15,
2005. The highest bidder shall im-
mediately post with the Clerk, a
deposit equal to.five percent (5%)
of the final bid. The deposit must
be cash or cashier's check pay-
able to the Clerk of the Court. Fi-
nal payment must be made on or
before 2:00 P.M. on the date of
the sale by cash or cashier's
check.
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-


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN
AND FOR POLK COUNTY,
FLORIDA
WACHOVIA BANK, NATIONAL
ASSOCIATION, F/K/A FIRST UN-
ION NATIONAL BANK,
PLAINTIFF,
-vs-
DOUGLAS LAVIENE, ET AL,
DEFENDANTS.
CASE NO. 2003CA-3401
NOTICE OF SALE
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN
that pursuant to the final judgment
entered in the above entitled
cause in the Circuit Court of Polk
County, Florida, I will sell the prop-
erty situate in Polk County, Flor-
ida, described as:
The North One-Half of
the Following described
tract: The North 472.75
feet of the South 854.0
feet of the East Half of
the West Three-Fourths
of the SW 1/4 of the
NW 1/4 of Section 8,
Township 27 South,
Range 25 East, Polk
County, Florida, Less
the West 30 feet for
Public Record.
at public sale, to the highest
and best bidder for cash, at the
East Corridor, First Floor, Polk
County Courthouse, Polk
County in Bartow, Florida, at
9:00 A.M. on the 1 5th day of
MARCH, 2005.
All sales are to be held at the east
end of the east corridor, first floor,
of ine Polk County Counrthouse l10o-
cated at 255 Nrnh Broadway Ave-
nue, Bartow, Florida. Please note
that the main entrance is located
on Church Street. No entry is pos-
sible from Broadway Avenue. In
the event any temporary change is
necessary, the Clerk will post a "
Notice of Change" at the sale loca-
tion directing the bidders to the
temporary sale location.
If you are a person with a dis-
ability who needs any accom-
modation in order to partici-
pate. in this proceeding, you are
entitled, at no cost to you, to
the provision of certain assis-
tance. Please contact the Of-
fice of the Court Administrator,
(863) 534-4690, within two
(2) working days of your re-
ceipt of this notice; if you are
hearing or voice impaired, call
(TDD) (863) '534-7777, or
Florida Relay Service 711.
RICHARD M. WEISS
Clerk of the Court
By: /s/ Felicia Borders
Deputy Clerk
(Court Seal)
Feb. 28, Mar. 7. 2005-0683

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN
AND FOR POLK COUNTY,
FLORIDA
DENISE M. HUNTER, TRUSTEE,
Plaintiff,
vs. .
LISA A. WADE; THE UNKNOWN
SPOUSE OF LISA A. WADE;
DARRON D. KENNEDY; THE
UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF DAR-
RON D. KENNEDY; LATOYA L.
MONTGOMERY; W.S. BAD-
COCK CORPORATION, a Flor-
ida corporation; BOARD OF
COUNTY COMMISSIONERS OF
POLK COUNTY, FLORIDA;
CLERK OF COURTS, POLK
COUNTY, FLORIDA; and JOHN
DOE AND JANE DOE AND ALL
OTHER PERSONS IN POSSES-
SION OF THE SUBJECT REAL
PROPERTY,
Defendants.
CASE NO.:
2004CA-4083
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:
That part of Lots 8 and 9,
Block 8, of THE MAP OF
WEST WINTER HAVEN, as
recorded In Plat Book 9,
Page 12, Public Records of
Polk County, Florida, more
closely described as fol-
lows: Beginning at the
Northwest corner of Lot 9
run Easterly along the North
boundary thereof along a
curve having a radius of
350.00 feet, delta of
9'41'09", chord of 56.36 feet,
chord bearing of S 82"34'57"
E, an arc length of 56.42
feet; thence continue along
said North boundary, along
a curve having a radius of
73.46 feet, delta of
1952'26", chord of 25.35
feet, chord bearing of S
8203'44" E, and arc length
of 25.48 feet; thence S
29'58'27" W, 141.67 feet to a
point on the Southerly
boundary of Lot 8, said
point lying N 45"17'22" W,
43.36 feet from the Southern
most corner of said Lot 8;
thence N 4517'22" W along
the Southerly boundary of
Lot 8, 9.44 feet; thence N
75'33'55" W along the South
boundary of Lot 8, 30.14 feet
to the Southwest corner of
Lot 8; thence N 12'08'45" E
along the West boundary of
Lot 8 and 9, 122.08 feet to
the point of beginning.
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 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


GETHER WITH ANY GRANTEES,
ASSIGNEES, CREDITORS, LIEN-
ORS, OR TRUSTEES OF SAID DE-
FENDANT(S) AND ALL OTHER
PERSONS CLAIMING BY,
THROUGH, UNDER, OR AGAINST
DEFENDANTSS; JOHN DOE, UN-
KNOWN TENANT; JANE DOE,
UNKNOWN TENANT,
Defendant(s).
CASE NO.
53-2003-CA-5370-SEC
04
NOTICE OF 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, Florida, described-as:
LOT 16, BLOCK 2, HIGH-
LAND LAKE ESTATES
FLORIDA VILLAGE, AC-
CORDING TO THE PLAT


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT
OF THE .10TH JUDICIAL
CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR
POLK COUNTY, FLORIDA
CIVIL DIVISION
THE BANK OF NEW YORK, ACT-
ING SOLELY IN ITS CAPACITY
AS TRUSTEE FOR EOCC
TRUST 2001-1 F,
Plaintiff,
vs.
UNKNOWN HEIRS, BENEFICIAR-
IES, DEVISEES, ASSIGNEES,
LIENORS, CREDITORS, TRUS-
TEES AND ALL OTHERS WHO
MAY CLAIM AN INTEREST OF
THE ESTATE OF ELLEN L. REID
A/K/A ELLEN LOUISE REID, DE-
CEASED; MARK REID; ALAN
DALE REID; JOHN DOE; JANE
DOE AS UNKNOWN TENANTS)
IN POSSESSION OF THE SUB-
JECT REAL PROPERTY; CITY OF
LAKELAND, FLORIDA,
Defendants.
CASE NO.:
53-04-CA-2389
NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE
SALE
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN
pursuant to a Final Judgment of
Foreclosure Sale dated the 2nd
day of February, 2005, and en-
tered in Case No. 53-04-CA-2389,
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
2001-1F is the Plaintiff and UN-
KNOWN HEIRS, BENEFICIARIES,
DEVISEES, ASSIGNEES, LIEN-
ORS, CREDITORS, TRUSTEES
AND ALL OTHERS WHO MAY
CLAIM AN INTEREST OF THE
ESTATE OF ELLEN L. REID
A/K/A ELLEN LOUISE REID, DE-
CEASED; MARK REID; ALAN
DALE REID; JOHN DOE; JANE
DOE AS UNKNOWN TENANTS)
IN POSSESSION OF THE SUB-
JECT REAL PROPERTY; CITY OF
LAKELAND, FLORIDA; ALAN
DALE REID; MARK REID; JOHN
DOE; JANE DOE AS UNKNOWN
TENANTS) 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 1st floor, of
the Polk County Courthouse, in
BARTOW, Florida, 9:00 a.m. on
the 2th day of March. 2005, the
following described property as set
forth in said Final Judgment, to
wit:
The following de-
scribed lot, piece or
parcel of land, situate,
lying and being in the
County of Polk, State of
Florida, to-wit:
Begin at a point on
the north line of Section
3, Township 28 South,
Range 23 East, 300.33
feet east of the north-
west corner of NE 1/4
of said Section, Town-
ship & Range; run
thence east. along said
section line 124 'feet;
thence south 294.35
feet; thence westerly to
a point 293.27 feet
south of the point of
beginning; thence run
north to the point of be-
ginning, less & except
the north 33 feet
thereof.
Folio: 03-28-23-
000000-013150
All sales are to be held at the east
end of the east corridor, first floor,
of the Polk County Courthouse lo-
cated at 255 North Broadway Ave-
nue, Bartow, Florida. Please note
that the main entrance is located
on Church Street. No entry is pos-
sible from Broadway Avenue. In
the event any temporary change is
necessary, the Clerk will post a "
Notice of Change" at the sale lo-
cation directing the bidders to the
temporary sale location.
If you are a person with disabilities
who needs any accommodation in
order to participate in this pro-
ceeding, you are entitled at no
cost to you, to the provision of cer-
tain assistance. Please contact the
Office of the Court Administrator,
(863) 534-4690, within two (2)
working days of your receipt of this
notice; if you are hearing or voice
impaired, call TDD (863) 534-7777
or Florida Relay Services 711.
Dated this 3rd day of February,
2005.
Richard M Weiss
As Clerk of the Court
By /s/ Felicia Borders
As Deputy Clerk
(SEAL)
Feb. 21, 28, 2005-0599


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT
OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL
CIRCUIT OF THE STATE
OF FLORIDA, IN AND FOR
POLK COUNTY
CIVIL DIVISION
CITIFINANCIAL MORTGAGE
COMPANY, INC. F/K/A FORD
CONSUMER FINANCE COMPANY,
INC.,
Plaintiff,
vs.
STEVEN G. RITTALL A/K/A
STEVEN GERALD RITTALL;
JANE DOE RITTALL, THE UN-
KNOWN SPOUSE OF STEVEN G.
RITTALL A/K/A STEVEN GER-
ALD RITTALL; IF LIVING, IN-
CLUDING ANY UNKNOWN
SPOUSE OF SAID'
DEFENDANTSS, IF REMARRIED,
AND IF DECEASED, THE RE-
SPECTIVE UNKNOWN HEIRS, DE-
VISEES, GRANTEES, ASSIGNEES,
CREDITORS, LIENORS, AND.
TRUSTEES, AND ALL OTHER
PERSONS CLAIMING BY,
THROUGH, UNDER OR AGAINST
THE NAMED DEFENDANTSS;
HIGHLANDS LAKES ESTATES
HOMEOWNERS' ASSOCIATION,
INC., WHETHER DISSOLVED OR
PRESENTLY EXISTING, TO-


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
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THEREOF, AS RECORDED
IN PLAT BOOK 61, PAGE 7,
OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS
OF POLK COUNTY, FLOR-
IDA.
A/K/A 1700 VARNER
COURT, BARTOW, FL
33830.
at public sale, to the high-
est and best bidder, for
cash, at the East End of the
East Corridor, First Floor,
Polk County Courthouse,
255 North Broadway Ave-
nue, Bartow, Florida at 2900
o'clock A.M., or as soon
thereafter 9:00 A.M., the
Zth 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.
RICHARD M. WEISS
CLERK OF CIRCUIT COURT
By /s/ Yvette Johnson
Deputy Clerk
(Seal)
Feb. 21, 28, 2005-0589


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
10TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND
FOR POLK COUNTY, FLORIDA
CIVIL DIVISION
CITIFINANCIAL CORPORATION
D/B/A DORAL MORTGAGE
CORP.,
Plaintiff,
-vs-
GUSTAVO A. CALDERON, et al.,
Defendants.
Case No.:
53-2003-CA-4399
NOTICE OF ACTION MORT-
GAGE FORECLOSURE
CONSTRUCTIVE SERVICE-
PROPERTY
TO:
GUSTAVO A. CALDERON'
and STEFANIA TRUANT, IF
LIVING AND IF MARRIED, IN-
CLUDING ANY UNKNOWN
SPOUSE, IF DEFENDANT DE-
CEASED, RESPECTIVE UN-
KNOWN HEIRS, DEVISEES,
GRANTEES, ASSIGNEES,
CREDITORS, LIENORS, TRUS-
TEES OR OTHER PERSONS
CLAIMING BY, THROUGH,
UNDER OR AGAINST THEM
RESIDENCE UNKNOWN.
YOU ARE HEREBY NOTIFIED
that an action to foreclose a
mortgage on the following de-
scribed property in POLK
County, Florida:
Lot 477, LAKESHORE CLUB,
according to the plat
thereof, as recorded in Plat
Book 111, Page 16, 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 SERGIO L. MEN-
DEZ. Esq. Mendez and Mendez.
the Plaintiff's Attorney, whose
address is 901 Ponce de Leon
Boulevard Suite 304 Coral Ga-
bles, Florida 33134 on or be-
fore March 24, 2005, file the
original with the Clerk of this
Court either before service on
Plaintiff's attorney or immedi-
ately thereafter; otherwise a
default will be entered against
you for the relief demanded in
the complaint.
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 February 15, 2005.
CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT
COURT
.RICHARD M. WEISS
By: /s/ Angelica Herrera
Deputy Clerk
(Seal)
Feb. 21, 28, 2005-0607



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, (863) 534-
5610, or can be downloaded from
our website at ww.gol
cout.ntyn.t 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


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 10th day of Febru-
ary, 2005.
Richard M Weiss
As Clerk of the Court
By /s/ Lori Armijo
As Deputy Clerk
(SEAL)
Feb. 28, Mar. 7, 2005-0688


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT
OF THE 10th JUDICIAL
CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR
POLK COUNTY, FLORIDA
GENERAL JURISDICTION
DIVISION
GMAC MORTGAGE CORPORA-
TION,
PLAINTIFF
VS.
BETTY J. GLOVER, 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 BETTY J. GLOVER;
UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF BETTY
J. GLOVER, IF ANY; JOHN DOE
AND JANE DOE AS UNKNOWN
TENANTS IN POSSESSION
DEFENDANTS)
CASE NO:
53-04CA-4501-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-4501-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:
LOT 9 OF ORANGE-
VALE SUBDIVISION,
ACCORDING TO THE
PLAT, OR MAP
THEREOF, DESCRIBED
IN PLAT BOOK 88,
PAGE 24, PUBLIC RE-
CORDS OF POLK
COUNTY, FLORIDA.
TOGETHER WITH A
1982 BARR-DOUBLE-
WIDE MOBILE HOME
VIN#
FLFL2AC24334758 &
FLFL2BC24334758
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. 28, Mar. 7, 2005-0678'


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT
OF THE 10TH JUDICIAL
CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR
POLK COUNTY, FLORIDA
CIVIL DIVISION
MORTGAGE ELECTRONIC REG-
ISTRATION SYSTEMS, INC. AS
NOMINEE FOR COUNTRYWIDE
HOME LOANS, INC..
Plaintiff,
vs.
JAMES J. BRAYMAN; KATHY J.
SBRAYMAN A/K/A KATHY BRAY-
MAN; JOHN DOE; JANE DOE AS
UNKNOWN TENANTS) IN POS-
SESSION OF THE SUBJECT REAL
PROPERTY,
Defendants.
CASE NO.:
53-2004-CA-4432
NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE
SALE
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN
pursuant to a Final Judgment of
Foreclosure Sale dated the ib
day of February, 2005, and en-
tered in Case No. 53-2004-CA-
4432, of the Circuit Court of the
10TH Judicial Circuit in and for
Polk County, Florida, wherein
MORTGAGE ELECTRONIC REG-
ISTRATION SYSTEMS, INC. AS
NOMINEE FOR COUNTRYWIDE
HOME LOANS, INC. is the Plain-
tiff and JAMES J. BRAYMAN;
KATHY J. BRAYMAN A/K/A
KATHY BRAYMAN; JOHN DOE;
JANE DOE AS UNKNOWN TEN-
ANT(S) IN POSSESSION OF THE
SUBJECT REAL PROPERTY are
defendants. I will sell to the high-
est 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 15th day of March. 2005, the
following described property as set
forth in said Final Judgment, to
wit:
LOT 5, BLOCK F,
SEVILLA ON THE LAKE,
ACCORDING TO THE
PLAT THEREOF, AS RE-
CORDED IN PLAT BOOK
9, PAGE 47, OF THE PUB-
LIC RECORDS OF POLK
COUNTY, FLORIDA.
All sales are to be held at the east
end of the east corridor, first floor,
of the Polk County Courthouse lo-
cated at 255 North Broadway Ave-
nue, Bartow, Florida. Please note
that the main entrance is located
on Church Street. No entry is pos-
sible from Broadway Avenue. In
the event any temporary change is


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 the 9th day of February, .
2005.
RICHARD M. WEISS
Clerk of Circuit Court
By /s/ Lori Armijo
Deputy Clerk
(Seal)
Feb. 28. Mar. 7, 2005-0680


5B


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
10TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF
FLORIDA IN AND FOR POLK
COUNTY GENERAL JURISDIC-
TION DIVISION
Bank of America, N.A.,
PLAINTIFF,
Vs.
Gregory E. Meszaros; Kristi M.
Meszaros, et al.,
DEFENDANT.
Case No.
2004-CA-4592
NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE
SALE
Notice is hereby given that,
pursuant to that Final Judg-
ment of Foreclosure dated Feb-
ruarv 7. 2005, and entered in
civil case number 2004-CA-
4592, of the Circuit Court of
the 10th Judicial Circuit in and
for Polk County, Florida,
wherein BANK OF AMERICA,
N.A., is Plaintiff and Gregory E.
Meszaros; Kristi M. Meszaros,
is/are Defendant(s), I will sell
to the highest and best bidder
for cash in the East Corridor,
First Floor, 255 North Broad-
way Avenue, Polk County
Courthouse, Bartow, Florida, at
9:00 am on the 14th day of
March, 2005, the following de-
scribed property as set forth in
said Final Judgment, to wit:
LOT 48, OAK TRAIL, AC-
CORDING TO THE PLAT
THEREOF RECORDED IN
PLAT BOOK 71, PAGE 29,
PUBLIC RECORDS OF POLK
COUNTY, FLORIDA. TO-
GETHER WITH THAT CER-
TAIN MOBILE HOME, VIN#
10L23784U AND VIN#
10L23784X.
NOTE: Pursuant to
the Fair Debt Collec-
tion Practices Act
you are advised that
this law firm is
deemed to be a debt
collector attempting
to collect a debt and
any information ob-
tained will be used
for that purpose.
All sales are to be held .at
the east end of the east
corridor, first floor, of the
Polk County Courthouse lo-
cated at 255 North Broad-
way Avenue, Bartow, Flor-
ida. Please note that the
main entrance is located on
Church Street. No entry is
possible from Broadway
Avenue. In the event any
temporary change of loca-
tion is necessary, the Clerk
shall post a "Notice of
Change" at the sale location
directing the bidders to the
temporary sale location.
If you are a person with dis-
abilities who needs any ac-
commodation in order to
participate in this proceed-
ing, you are entitled at no
cost to you, to the provi-
sion of certain assistance.
Please contact the Office of
the Court Administrator,
(863) 534-4690, within
two (2) working days of
your receipt of this notice;
if you are hearing or voice
impaired, call TDD (863)
534-7777 or Florida Relay
Services 711.
Dated the 8th day of Feb-
ruary, 2005.
Richard M. Weiss
As Clerk of the Court
By: /s/ Lori Armijo
As Deputy Clerk
(Seal)
Feb. 28, Mar. 7, 2005-0679


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
10TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF
FLORIDA IN AND FOR POLK
COUNTY, GENERAL JURISDIC-
TION DIVISION
GMAC Mortgage Corporation,
PLAINTIFF.
vs.
William W. Forgue, et al.,
DEFENDANTS.
No. 53-02-CA4085-08
AMENDED NOTICE OF
FORECLOSURE SALE
Notice is hereby given that, pur-
suant to that Final Judgment of
Foreclosure dated February 7,
2005, and entered in civil case
number 53-02-CA4085-08, of the
Circuit Court of the 10th Judicial
Circuit in and for Polk County,
Florida, wherein GMAC MORT-
GAGE CORPORATION, is Plain-
tiff and William W. Forgue; Benefi-
cial Florida, Inc.; Unknown
persons) in possession of the
subject real property, is/are Defen-
dant(s), I will sell to the highest
and best bidder for cash East Cor-
ridor, First Floor, 255 North Broad-
way Avenue, Polk County Court-
house, Bartow, Florida, Polk
County, Florida, at 9:00 am on the
14th day of March, 2005, the fol-
lowing described property as set
forth in said Final Judgment, tc
wit:
LOT 25 AND THE SOUTH 32
FEET OF LOT 24, TIMBER
WOOD SUBDIVISION, UNIT
11, ACCORDING TO THE
PLAT THEREOF, AS RE-
CORDED IN PLAT BOOK 73,
PAGE 16 OF THE PUBLIC RE-
CORDS OF POLK COUNTY,
FLORIDA
NOTE: Pursuant to the Fair
Debt Collection Practices Act
you are advised that this law
firm Is deemed to be a debt col-
lector attempting to collect a
debt and any information ob-
tained will be used for that pur-
pose.
All sales are to be held at the east
end of the east corridor, first floor,
of the Polk County Courthouse lo-
cated at 255 North Broadway Ave-
nue, 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-


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 8th
day of February, 2005.
RICHARD M. WEISS
Clerk of Circuit Courts
By: 1s/ Felicia Borders
As Deputy Clerk
(COURT SEAL)
Feb. 21. 28, 2005-0604








6B The Polk County Democrat February 28, 2005


Children With Endocrine Disorders May

Be Bullied More Than Other Children


From The University Of
Florida
Children with endocrine dis-
orders such as type 1 diabetes or
short stature deal with unique
challenges in life, not the least of
which is an increased risk of be-
ing teased, snubbed or even at-
tacked by school classmates,
University of Florida researchers
report in an article published on-
line in "The Journal of Pediat-
rics."
Researchers surveyed 93 chil-
dren ages 8 to 18 who were visit-
ing UF endocnnologists for
checkups and found a third re-
ported being bullied in the past
month more than the national
average, said study co- author
Eric Storch, a UF assistant pro-
fessor of psychiatry and pediat-
rics at UF's College of Medicine.
Many suffered adjustment
problems related to bullying,
.such as depression, anxiety and
loneliness, which in some cases
might hinder management of
their endocrine disorders, Storch
said.
Parents sometimes reported
instances where children were
inattentive or defiant at home,
which parents attributed to bul-
lying.
Researchers are concerned
that children might jeopardize
their health to avoid being
picked on.
It's possible youngsters who
are bullied particularly those
with type 1 diabetes, which af-
fects about one in every 400 to
500 U.S. children and adoles-
cents would skip their self-
care practices to reduce the
chances of appearing different
from their peers, Storch said.
In extreme cases, such neglect
could lead to complications or
even hospitalization, he said.
"If you know kids may tease
you because you have to go to
the bathroom to check your blood
sugar or you can't eat some
foods, you might begin avoiding
those things," he said. "The idea
behind it starts with social
fears."
An estimated 15 percent to 25


percent of all U.S. children are
bullied regularly, according to
the U.S. Health Resources and
Services Administration.
"One of the things I often hear
is, 'Everyone goes through this,
why make a big deal of it?' I
don't argue that this happens,"
Storch said. "The point is if it's
chronic bullying, it's often dis-
tressing."
Researchers were surprised to
leam that children with disor-
ders that affected their appear-
ance, which included early or
late puberty, short stature and
male breast development, re-
ported fewer adjustment prob-
lems related to bullying than
those with type 1 diabetes or low
thyroid function, which may not
be noticeable, Storch said.
"It may be these kids get ex-
tra support from peers and
teachers that help them cope
with the negative peer experi-
ence," he said.
The endocrine system in-
cludes the pituitary gland, thy-
roid gland, the testicles or ova-
ries and other structures that re-
lease hormones to regulate
growth, metabolism, sexual
maturation and other functions.
Many common endocrine dis-
orders occur when too much or
too little of a specific hormone is
produced, said study co-author
Gary Geffken, a UF associate
professor of pediatrics, psychia-
try and clinical and health psy-
chology.
Bullies may target children
with chronic health conditions
because they stand out as differ-
ent, but the differences can take
several forms, he said,
Endocrine disorders that
cause changes in appearance are
easily recognized, but children
with type 1 diabetes which of-
ten accompanies low thyroid
function may not look physi-
cally unusual yet often must in-
ject insulin or avoid sugary
foods.
More fundamentally, chronic
illnesses of all types may require
children to see medical special-
ists and make more visits to the
doctor than their peers, which


Curiosity is one of the permanent characteristics of a vigorous


could carry a stigma, Geffken
said.
"It also may be that when you
know something is chronically
wrong, you develop psychological
characteristics that make you
more susceptible to bullying," he
said.
Fear of social situations was
the most frequent consequence
of bullying in the UF study, re-
ported by almost 20 percent of
the children, Storch said.
Almost eight percent reported
significant symptoms of depres-
sion, and nearly six percent had
high levels of loneliness.
These statistics are compara-
ble to findings for random
groups of bullied children, he
said.
Among parents and guardi-
ans accompanying the bullied
children, 13 percent reported the
child showed signs of damaged
self-esteem and nine percent
said the child was significantly
misbehaving, again comparable
to statistics reported by parents
of randomly selected bullied chil-
dren.
It's uncertain whether bully-
ing causes social anxiety to de-
velop or whether it may be a fac-
tor that causes bullies to target
specific children, said social
anxiety researcher Deborah Roth
Ledley, an assistant professor of
psychology in psychiatry with
the University of Pennsylvania's
department of psychiatry.
The truth may lie somewhere
in between, she said.
"It actually seems as if it's a
bit of a vicious cycle," said Roth
Ledley, who has previously col-
laborated with Storch but did
not participate in the current UF
study. "Shy, socially reticent
kids might be targets for teasing,
but then they might also react in
such a way that invites further
teasing. And as kids are teased
and they come to see the world
as a dangerous or threatening
place, it's likely that they'll with-
draw even further."
The study, funded by $8,000
from the Human Growth Foun-
dation and the UF Center for Pe-
diatric and Family Psychology,


s mind.
-Samuel Johnson


asked children to complete four
written surveys and asked each
child's parent or guardiaA to
complete a separate one, Storch
said.
Of the 93 children surveyed,
33 had type 1 diabetes, 26 had
low thyroid function, 25 had
short stature, three had male
breast development, three had
early puberty and three had de-
layed puberty.
The UF findings should be a
wake-up call for primary-care
providers, who often see children
with endocrine disorders before
they are referred to specialists,
Geffken said.
"Pediatricians and their
nurses or nurse practitioners
should be looking for that (evi-
dence of bullying) in these kids
with chronic illnesses, because
they're more at risk with chronic
conditions I don't think it's
just endocrine conditions,"
Geffken said. "They need to treat
the whole person, which is what
we all want when we go to the
doctor."


***
Patience is the best remedy
for every trouble.
-Titus Maccius Plautus


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