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Title: The Polk County Democrat
Uniform Title: Polk County Democrat (Bartow, Fla.)
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Publisher: Associated Publications Corp.
Place of Publication: Bartow Fla
Creation Date: March 17, 2005
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THe Polk (Cunty


Democrat Vol. 74, No. 55


Bartow, Florida 33830


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THURSDAY
March 17, 2005
Copyright 2005 Frisbie Publishing Co., Inc.


Developer Withdraws


SR-l Zoning Request


!, Opposed by Neighbors


By S. L. FRISBIE, IV
Publisher

An hour into a zoning board
public hearing Monday night, a
Lakeland developer withdrew his
application for a 30-home subdivi-
sion, saying he would rather
remain on good terms with the
city of Bartow than alienate
neighbors with his plans to build
30 homes on less than nine acres.
Neighbors said they want to
see the acreage fronting on
U.S. Highway 17 just south of
Mann Road developed for
housing, but they want houses
that are comparable to their
homes immediately to the west.
Those homes, and the lots on
which they are built, are substan-
tially larger than the ones pro-
posed by Builder Robert Harper
in the R-1 subdivision he wanted


to build.
The property, presently wood-
ed, is across the highway from the
OrangeCo citrus processing
plant. It was zoned by the county
for commercial development
when the city annexed it in May
2001, Planning Dir. Robert
Wiegers told the zoning board. It
has never been zoned by the city,
and commercial "is the underly-
ing designation," he said.
The developer sought to have it
redesignated as "low density resi-
dential" and zoned R-1, the city's
highest density single-family
home zoning category.
"Theoretically, it allows up to
six units per acre," Wiegers said.
R-1 zoning requires lots at
least 70 feet wide, with 7,500
square feet of land and a house
with at least 1,200 square feet of
living area.


"I don't want to be blindsided
by locking in on zoning tonight,"
Zoning Board Chm. Michael J.
Marchman said. He suggested
that the city require "transitional
zoning," with larger lots backing
up to existing homes on Spring
Court, and smaller lots on the
east side of the property.
"One person's view of compati-
bility is different from another's,"
Wiegers told the board. Harper
planned to build homes of 1,500
square feet, larger than the mini-
mum allowed by the code, he said.
"Is the issue house sizes or lot
sizes?" he asked.
"Or both?" Zoning Board
Member Bo Raulerson responded.
Harper, who owns Harper
Homes of Lakeland, said there
are nice homes to the west of the
(See Page 8A Col. 1).


POLK COUNTY'S Youth Fair is in full swing at the Agriculture
Center on US Hwy. 17 in Bartow. The fair features projects by stu-
dents from across the county. On Tuesday, the rabbits were checked in
by Karen Gibson (left). Baths make a lot of difference in the show ring


and to the comlort o1 the animal. 1'onya Cloud right gives her cow a
bubble bath with Dawn dishwashing detergent. StaIT photos by
Dawn Wade)


Polk To Allow Displays



Inh 'Free Speech Zone'


By S. L. FRISBIE, IV
Publisher

Polk Countians with a cause to
promote whether it's the First
Baptist Church putting up a
Nativity scene or Wiccans cele-
brating the Winter solstice will
be permitted to post displays on
county property, subject to six
pages of rules.
But not until the latter part of
this year.
By a 4-to-i vote, Polk County
commissioners approved a recom-
mendation from their community
relations advisory council to set
aside a piece of property on West
Church Street between the court
house and the county administra-
tion building as a "free speech
zone."
Several representatives of the
American Civil Liberties Union
spoke against the policy, arguing
that the "free speech" policy will
require a $500,000 liability insur-
ance policy to protect the county,
and the message will be subject to


prior review by the county attor-
ney.
Displays may be up to 12 feet
high, and may be kept in place for
two weeks.
They must be secured so that
they "can withstand any negative
effects of wind, rain, snow or
other natural forces."
They may not emit sound or
odors, include "foul, putrid or haz-
ardous material," contain fire or
fireworks, or be lighted unless the
lights are powered by batteries or
solar energy.
The policy bans "recognized
hate speech, profanity, pornogra-
phy, or obscenity."
"Commercial speech" also will
be prohibited, but political signs
will be permitted. Commissioner
Randy Wilkinson proposed ban-
ning campaign signs, but the
county attorney advised against
it.
Displays must include a dis-
claimer sign saying that public
funds were not used in the dis-
play and that the county commis-


sion doesn't endorse the message.
Dates for displays will be cho-
sen by a lottery conducted every
October. Unreserved dates can be
claimed throughout the year, but
applications must be submitted
21 days ahead of the requested
display date.
County Atty. Joseph Jarret
suggested that a "temporary free
speech zone" could be established
this month to allow for Easter dis-
plays. But commissioners decided
not to do so.
"Any policy like this is going to
take some time to start up,"
Jarret said.
He said the "free speech zone"
will be 20 feet wide.
Each successful applicant
must pay a $50 fee and post a
$100 security deposit to cover any
damage to county property, as
well as furnishing the $500,000
liability insurance coverage.
Courts Clerk Richard Weiss
questioned the area selected, say-
ing that jurors must walk
through it on the way to the court


Bill Henry, Early Partner in Holland

And Knight Firm, Dies in Orlando


William 0. E. Henry, 77, of
Maitland, a prominent former
Bartow lawyer, died on Friday,
March 11, 2005, at Florida
Hospital South in Orlando after a
short illness.
He was the sixth partner in the
Bartow law office that was
Holland, Bevis, and McRae when
he joined the firm in 1953. The
firm later became Holland, Beyvis,
McRae and Smith, and today is
Holland and Knight, Florida's
largest law, firm,; with offices
throughout the United States and
in several foreign countries.
Mr. Henry was born in Ocala
on March 30, 1927. He served in
the U S. Navy before graduating
from the University of Florida
with journalism and law degrees.
He retired in January after
more than 20 years in the
Orlando offices of Holland and
Knight.
Hle served, as president of the
University of Florida Alumni
Assn. in 1968, and received the
Distinguished Alumnus'Award in
1972.
After his presidency of The
Florida Bar in 1983-84 and The
Florida Bar Foundation in 1988,
he received The Florida Bar
Foundation's Medal of Honor ffor
his work to improve Florida's jus-


twice systenh.
An Eagle Scout, he was a past
president of the Central Florida
Council of the Boy Scouts of
America, where he received both.
the Silver Beaver and the
Distinguished Eagle Scout
Awards.*
In 1991, Mr.. Henry received
the Chesterfield Smith Partner
Award from his law firm.
A brochure 'prepared at the
time of that award reported:
"What Bill Henry joined ,in
1953 was the law firm of Holland,
Bevis and McRae, in Bartow,
Florida. It then consisted of part-
ners Spessard Holland, William
Bevis, Williamn McRae, and
Chesterfield Smith, and new
associate Henry Kittleson. Soon
thereafter, Stephen Grimes
received his lw degree 'and
joined the firm." '"
Mr. Henry is survived by his
wife, Mary; two daughters, Carol
Lee, f' Maitland,' and' Jean
Theobald and her husband John
of Orlando; a son, Bob Henry and
his wife. Maria, of Orlando; four
grandchildren. Dawsun and Will
Henry, Jeffrey Lee, and Jesse
Theobald; a sister, Audrey Jensen
of Tallahaisee;: and eight nieces
and nephews, Alison Painter,
Parker Painter, Howard Painter,


Sarah Jensen, Chris Jensen, Alice
Odom, David Jensen, and Edie
Jensen.
The funeral service will be at
11 a.m. on Friday, March 18, at
Winter Park Presbyterian
Church (407) 647-1467.
Memorial contributions may
be made to the Trust for the Boy
Scouts of Central Florida, Box
531084, Apopka, Fla. 32853, or
the charity of one's choice.
Arrangements by Carey Hand
Cox-Parker Funeral Home, (407)
647-1942.


William 0. E. Henry


house, and county employees use
it as a break area.
Ken Smith of Lakeland, the
first of several speakers to oppose
the policy, said the obvious pur-
pose was to allow religious dis-
plays on public policy.
"It blurs the distinction
between church and state," he
said.
He suggested that churches
and other institutions should post
displays on their own property,
nothing that they can do so "with-
out approval by government."
The requirement for a
$500,000 liability insurance poli-
cy will discourage displays, he
said.
Mike Finnager, chairman of
the Tampa chapter of the
American Civil Liberties Union,
said the policy, "though facially
neutral," favors religious dis-
plays, particularly during holiday
periods.
He said the policy appeared to
be designed to restrict displays,
citing the requirement for
$500,000 insurance.
The 21-day advance notice
requirement would hinder discus-
sion of current issues, he said,
and the requirement for a
schematic of the proposed display
to be submitted for approval by
the county attorney creates "prior
restraint."
Most churches don't even put
Nativity displays on their own
property at Christmas, he said.
He said placing such displays
on public property represents a
government endorsement of the
displays.
As a minimum, he said, the
policy needs more study.
Commissioner Randy
Wilkinson said New York City dis-
plays both manger scenes and
menorahs in Central Park each
year.
He also said he found 49 pages
of cities which include "Saint" in
their names.
An ACLU lawyer told the com-
mission that the county "is creat-
ing a constitutional minefield."
She said any restrictions on
displays "must be narrowly tai-
lored."
The 21-day application period
would discourage comment on
current issues, she said.
The $500,000 insurance
"seems to impose a significant
burden," she said; she proposed
no insurance requirement.
If content "such as hate
speech" is restricted, the county

(See Page 8A Col. 1)'


Zoning Board Debates


Housing Density Versus


City Revenue Potential


By S. L. FRISBIE, IV
Publisher
Should the objective of the City
of Bartow be to maximize its
return on investment in utilities
by promoting maximum housing
density, or should it insist on a
mix of high density and low den-
sity housing?
And should the planning and
zoning board's first allegiance be
to maximizing that return on
investment, or to a mix of housing
densities?
Those two questions were
debated by the zoning board
Monday night after a Lakeland
developer withdrew his request
for zoning to put 30 homes on 8.8
acres of land that backs up to
upscale housing on the south side
of Bartow.
Board Member Bo Raulerson.
raised the issue, suggesting that
the city create Rural Estate zon-
ing, a category that would allow
only one or two homes per acre of
land.
"I'm hearing a lot of people
who are .saying 'Enough is
enough,' he said.
The vast majority of the subdi-
visions approved by the zoning
board for the past few years have
been R-1 developments. Although
defined by the city as "Low
Density Residential," R-1 zoning
permits up to six homes per acre,
the highest density the city code
allows for single-family homes.
Planning Dir. Robert Wiegers
has told the board that when land
is carved out for streets and
drainage, the maximum develop-
ment possible in an R-1 subdivi-
sion is about 3.3 houses per acre.
R-1 zoning allows lots as narrow
as 70 feet, and requires homes
with at least 1,200 square feet of
living area.
Wiegers defended the city's
practice of allowing R- 1 density in
almost every new subdivision.
"What is really the role of the
city?" he asked. "The city's role is
to serve urban density."
He said that at a recent semi-
nar he attended, he learned that
Orlando is requiring densities of
100 units per acre in some areas,
and in Miami, the density is as
high as 500 units per acre. Such
densities are achieved with high-
rise apartment buildings.
"We have to provide the same
urban services" regardless of lot
size, he said. Smaller building
lots mean more customers can be
served by the same water and
sewer lines and the same number
of police officers and firefighters.
It becomes more costly to pro-
vide municipal services to homes
when development is from one to
three houses per acre, Wiegers


said, adding:
"I see it as an investment in
infrastructure."
Raulerson took the opposite
position.
"People view it as the destruc-
tion of a lifestyle they're not will-
ing to lose," he said of high densi-
ty subdivisions. "It's not all about
revenue."
Board Member Drew Guffey
'said he is hearing the same thing
from citizens.
"Our job is not to look out for
the business interests of the city
government," Guffey said.
"They're at odds with the citi-
zens."
He- said the city should not
have the vast majority of its sub-
divisions developed with 70-foot
lot widths.
"Let's have our share of mini-
mum subdivisions, but let's have
our share of others, too.
"We're letting developers tell


us what we're going to have. They
can't get it out in the county," and
seek annexation to achieve higher
densities, Guffey asserted.
"Right or wrong, people are
concerned that our town is chang-
ing for the worse.
"All the citizens want to know:
'Is it all worth it when it's done?' "
Board Member Susan Brewer
supported Wiegers' view, saying
the board should consider the eco-
nomic benefit to city government
of high density subdivisions.
Guffey said if that is the role of
city government, there's nio point
in holding public hearings to
solicit citizen input.
"People only show up at public
hearings if they don't like what's
happening," Wiegers said.
"I don't see where a Jot of what
we're doing is, affecting the citi-
zens of Bartow.-Values are 'doing
(See Page 8A Col. 1)


DREDGING UP BITS of vegetation and debris, this 60 foot long
reach back hoe from McDonald's Construction, who donated the serv-
ice, clears out shores of the small lake east of Bartow High School.
Construction is in the early stages for a walking path to surround the
lake. The project also will include a basketball court, lights, benches
and a pavilion along the water. (Staff photo by Rustin Dwyer)
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Life


RELAY FOR LIFE POSTERS were created
by Florida Southern College's Fall Beginning
Graphic Arts Class. Students also designed post-
ers for the barbecue cook-off. Posters were pre-
sented to the Bartow Relay for Life Committee.
Displaying the posters are (from left): Tara Camp-
bell and Allison Molin, FSC students; Neal Dun-


Kimberly Kay Donhaiser,

Aaron E. Adams Engaged


can, Relay For Life Event chairman; Jeff Clark,
Bartow Chamber executive director; Lisa Erd-
man, FSC professor; Sarah Smokay, Adam
Webber, and Jacel Jones, FSC students. Not pic-
tured is project coordinator Trish Pfeiffer. -
(Photo provided)


Bartow Relay for Life Opens

With Cook-off, Survivor Lap


Bartow's third annual Relay
for Life begins Friday, April 15,
with the second annual BBQ
Cook-off Contest, and continues
through closing ceremonies on
April 16.
The Bartow Relay For Life
Committee has announced their
schedule of activities for the
event at Bartow Memorial Sta-
dium.
Festivities will commence
with the cook-off with judging
starting at 4:30.p.m. on April 15.
Any team interested in entering
a team for the contest should
contact Cook-off Chairman
Wayne Harrison at 533-4367.
Following the competition, bar-
becue dinners will be sold for $5
a plate from 5.to 7 p.m.
Prior to the opening ceremo-


nies, all Bartow area cancer sur-
vivors will be treated to a recep-
tion at 6 p.m. on April 15. All
Bartow area cancer survivors
who have not already signed up
should register for Relay by con-
tacting the American Cancer So-
ciety at 688-2326.
Opening ceremonies for the
Relay will begin at 7 p.m. with a
brief program, followed by the
traditional first lap by Bartow
cancer survivors. Participating
teams will then fall in and join
the survivors as they pass the
team campsites, beginning the
2005 Relay For Life.
Following the opening cere-
monies live entertainment will
be on stage until 9 p.m. At that
time a special luminaria cere-
mony will celebrate cancer survi-


Bartow Adult Concert Band to
Present 'From Ballet to Blarney'

"From Ballet to Blarney" will Percussion Gary Cable,
be presented by the Bartow Bob Doster, Jordan Eckert, and
Adult Concert Band this Sun- Laurel Smith.
day, March 20, beginning at 2:30 Trumpets Jack Yorton, Al-
p.m. bert McCullough, Laura Neal,
The free, one-hour concert Barb Freed, Michael Black, Bob
will be held inside the Bartow Wagner, Bob Raabe, Robert
Civic Center, 2250 South Floral. Blauvelt, Clarke Freed, and Fred
Musicians are: Knippenberg.
Flutes Linda Simmons, Sue French horns Traci Shep-
Weston, and Susan Wingrove. pard, Esta Pierce, Christie Nip-
Oboes Parrish Simmons per, and Sion Bearrentine.
and Cathy Burns. Trombones Howard Vander
Clarinets Andy Bruce, Ed- Griend, Bob Bishop, Darrel
die Milburn, Elspeth Belflower, Cadle, and Philip Bryan.
Ernie Quinter, Toni* Walker, Liz Baritone horns Dick Myers,
Starr, Pat Lyles, Pat Richards, Wray Hammer, Ken Ford, and
Earl Pinkall, and Don Motter. Beth Luckett.
Bass clarinet Dave Pratt. Tubas Len Jordan and
Alto saxophones Jon Peter- Daryl Johnson.
son and Marilyn Taylor. String bass Bob Martos.
Tenor saxophone Ray Ly- Future concerts this year are
les. set April 17, July 4, Nov. 6, Dec.
Baritone saxophone Joe 4.
Haubenstein.


vorship, as well as remember
those who have lost their battle.
Anyone interested in honoring or
remembering someone with a lu-
minaria bag should contact Lu-
minaria Chairman Trish Pfeiffer
at 640-1024.
The luminaria ceremony will
be followed by more live enter-
tainment, games and activities
throughout the night. The event
will conclude with the closing
ceremonies at 10 a.m. on April
16.
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.

BHS Car Wash
To Benefit ACS

Bartow High School's Key
Club will hold a: car wash fund-
raiser Saturday, March 19, from
10 a.m. to 3 p.m., at Sonic Res-
taurant.
All proceeds will go to the
American Cancer Society, Relay
For Life.


Easter Egg
Hunt March


26


Westside Men's Club will hold
its annual Easter Egg Hunt on
Saturday, March 26, at 11 a.m.,
at Polk Street Community Cen-
ter.
All kids are welcome to par-
ticipate.


Kimberly Kay Donhaiser,
daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Mi-
chael W. Donhaiser of Bartow,
and Aaron E. Adams, son of Ber-
nadette Adams of Bartow and
Ivan Adams of Lakeland, have
announced their engagement.
The bride-elect is a graduate
of Bartow High School. She is a
nursing major at the University
of Central Florida.


Across h


Fack
Fence


The prospective bridegroom is
a graduate of Bartow High
School and Florida Southern
College, with a bachelor's degree
in political science. He is a sec-
ond lieutenant in the U.S. Army,
101st Airborne division, in Fort
Campbell, Ky.
A June 2005, wedding in Bar-
tow is planned.

Summerlin
Classes '46-'48
To Hold Dinner

Summerlin Institute Classes
of 1946, 1947, and 1948, will
hold an informal buffet dinner
meeting Saturday, March 19, at
the Peace River Country Club in
Bartow.
All members of the classes are
invited to attend the gathering,
which begins at 6 p.m.
Cost for the buffet dinner is
$15 per person.


Scott Herndon and Lisa Edwards

Lisa Edwards, Scott

Herndon to Wed in June


Jerry and Janis Edwards
have announced the engagement
of their daughter, Lisa Edwards,
to Scott Herndon of Lake Wales.
The bride-elect was born in
Lake Wales, and graduated from
Lake Wales High School in 1999.
She earned her bachelor of arts
in international affairs at Flor-
ida State University in 2003.
The prospective bridegroom is


the son of Patricia S. Herndon of
Lake Wales, and the late Phillip
L. Herndon. Born in Lake Wales,
he graduated from the McCallie
School in 1998, and attended Tu-
lane University, graduating from
there in 2002 with a bachelor of
arts in Latin American studies.
A June 2005 wedding is
planned.


Bartow Art Guild Annual
Critique Slated For Monday


The Bartow Art Guild's an-
nual critique of members' art-
work will be held Monday,
March 21, in the adult lounge at
the Bartow Civic Center.
The social will begin at 7 p.m.,
followed by the meeting and pro-
gram at 7:30.
Critiquing the work will be
Nancy Adams of Winter Haven,
who has a master of fine arts de-
gree from Florida State Univer-
sity.
Ms. Adams has taught at Polk
Community College, FSU, and at
her studio, and she has worked
at the Polk Museum of Art to
create an outreach program. Her


work has earned invitations to
enter shows in Chicago, New
York, and throughout the state
of Florida.
She has won in competitive
shows, and has had her work in-
cluded in group shows at muse-
ums, galleries, and art centers.
Her work is primarily oils, wa-
tercolors, and mixed media, but
she has experimented with ala-
baster, wood, and fabric.
The public is invited to at-
tend.
For further information, call
Harriet Hallock at 533-2642, or
Richard Bassett at 533-7264.


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Pampered
Pooch Day Set
"Pamper your Pooch Day" will
be held on Saturday, March 19,
2005 at Allen & Company, 1401
South Florida Avenue, Lakeland.
The event is a fund raising ef-
fort of the Allen & Company Re-
lay for Life team members.
For a donation, your pet will
have a shampoo and the Easter
Bunny will be available for pho-
tos.
In addition, the Polk County
SPCA will be on hand with
adoptable pets longing for a good
home.
All proceeds from thisevent
will benefit the American Cancer
Society and the Relay for Life
Cancer Awareness Walk.
For more information on this
event, call 616-6026.
Juvenile
Justice Faith
Committee To
Meet Tuesday
A meeting of the Circuit 10
'Juvenile Justice faith-based
committee is' set Tuesday, March
,22, at 11 a.m.
The meeting will be held at
Bartow Christian Assembly,
1400 East Georgia Street.
A prayer luncheon will follow
the meeting.
For more information, or to
reserve seating by March 18, call
Libbie Combee at 533-1675.
Lawn Program
Set March 26
"Diagnosing Lawn Problems"
will be presented by David Shi-
bles, environmental horticulture
agent, Polk County Cooperative
Extension, on Saturday, March
26, from 9 to 11 a.m.
The free program will be held
at the Polk County Cooperative
Extension Office, 1702 Highway
17/98 South Bartow.
Call 519-8677 ext 109 to regis-
ter.


March 17, 2005 The Polk County Democrat


Friday Fest Planned

Downtown On March 1


Solid Ground, a southern rock
group, will be the entertainment
at this month's Friday Fest
event in downtown Bartow.
The .feat will be held March
18, from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m., on
South Central Avenue.
The street party will feature
live music, food, drinks and chil-
dren's activities.
Solid Ground consists of gui-
tarists Billy McGill and George
McGill; Heather McGill, bass
guitar, Ben Frankenburger,
drums; Tom Tuttle, lead singer;
Patty Tuttle, back-up vocals;


Mark Benefield, back-up guitar-
ist; and Ken Hewitt, harmonica.
Everyone attending who is
wearing a Friday Fest shirt will
have the chance to win 10 free
tokens.
Shirts are $10 each, and may
be purchased at the Cool
Shoppe, 135 South Central Ave-
nue, Bartow.
Friday Fest, a program of
Main Street Bartow and the city
of Bartow, is held on the third
Friday of every month.
For more information on the
event, call 519-0508.


Homeland ReunionEt


CITIZENS' POLICE ACADEMY, CLASS VI graduates, with Scott Lee, Tim Howard, Jr.; sitting Jennie Richard, Dafney Tay-
Bartow's police chief, are (from left): standing Pegge Pertusati, lor, Kim Moore, Chief Erik Sandvik, Delores DeMaria, Mary Hud-
Bob Wiegers, Bev Bennett, Bill Whatley, John English, Jonathan nell, Joanie Goudreau; not pictured Floyd and Shirley Perkins,
Acevedo, Alberto Acevedo, David Heath, Gayle Korn, Randal Bragg, honorary graduates. (Bartow Police Dept. photo)


Citizens Police Academy Graduates Class VI


Bartow Police Department
graduated the sixth class of the
Citizens' Police Academy on
Thursday, Feb. 24, 2005.
Eighteen citizens' attended
the seven-week course, two
nights a week from 6:30-9:30
p.m. They attended to learn
more about law enforcement, in
particular Bartow Police Depart-
ment.
Topics covered included train-
ing required to be an officer, pa-
trol division, traffic and DU1,
communications, defensive tac-
tics, crime scene investigations,
crime suppression team, victim
assistance, code enforcement,
and detective bureau. Class
members also saw demonstra-
tions from the special units: Tac-
tical Entry Team, Field Force
Team and the K-9 Unit.
Guest speakers from the State


Speaker Headlining 'Just

Say No' Events This Year


Motivational speaker Scott
Humston will headline the 16th
Annual Just Say No activities,
which are planned for Thursday,
April 14.
The event activities will fea-
ture a new format this year. This
long standing BartowN tradition
will now conclude with a commu-
nity luncheon at the Bartow
Civic Center instead of begin-
ning with a breakfast.
The day will commence with
the annual parade starting at
Country Chicken & Fish, 901
East Main Street, at 9:30 a.m.
The parade will come down Main
Street and turn left on Broadway
as it continues to Bartow High
School.
Once at Bartow High School,
activities will include a speech
by Humston, special perform-
ances by school groups and the
traditional Just Say No pep
rally.
The rally includes Bartow
area fifth grade students from
Alturas Elementary, Anna
Woodbury Elementary, Bartow
Elementary Academy, Eagle
Lake Elementary, First Method-
ist Sc'h...l, Floral Avenue Ele-
mentaily, Gause Riverside Ele-
mentary, Gibbons Street Ele-
mentary, Highland City Elemen-
tary, The Oaks School, Pinewood
Elementary, Stephens Elemen-
tary, Wabneta Elementary and
Word of Life Christian School.
The public is welcome to at-
tend the day's final event, the


Just Say No Community Lunch-
eon at the Bartow Civic Center.
Humston also will speak at the
luncheon, which begins at noon.
Overcoming a speech-related
birth defect to become a full time
speaker and performer, Hum-
ston now devotes his life to the
art of educating through enter-
tainment.
Humston holds a B.A. in com-
munication studies and dramatic
arts, and has been awarded pro-
fessional and community awards
for his encouragement to young
people. He entertains, motivates,
and inspires hundreds of audi-
ences each year.
Humston has been performing
in front of audiences for 15
years.
"I've always had a desire to
inspire people," he said. "I was
born with a birth defect known
as a cleft palate. Chances are
that you, too, know someone
with this defect. I have had six
surgeries, and years of speech
classes, and lots of braces.
"I overcame this defect in part
because my parents, teachers,
pastors and others encouraged
and inspired me, and taught me
that I could accomplish great
things."
Cost for the lunch is $7 per
person.
Tickets and more information
are available at the Chamber,
510 N. Broadway Ave., or by
calling 53a-7125.


Bartow Middle Sets Relay

Fundraising Events


Bartow Middle and Compass
School American Cancer Society
Relay for Life team have an-
nounced several upcoming fund-
raising events.
Crazy Hat and Sock Day will
be held on April Fools Day, Fri-
day, April 1.
Students will be allowed wear
odd socks and hats for a $1 dona-
tion.
Also on April 1,.the,school will
hold a spaghetti dinner from 5-7
p.m.
Dinners are $5.50, which in-
cludes spaghetti, salad, bread,
tea, and dessert.
Entertainment will be pro-
vided.


Dinners may be picked up for
carry out or eaten at the school.
Contact Bartow Middle School
at 534-7415 to order dinners.
A school-wide garage sale arid
car wash will be held on Satur-
day, April 9, from 8 a.m to 1 p.m.
Proceeds from the garage sale
will be f6r American Cancer So-
ciety Relay for Life Team, ESE
Department, and any school
clubs who would like to partici-
pate.
If you would like to donate
items to be sold at this event,
contact Connie Plxton or Gwen
Hughes at Baertow Middle
School, 534-7415.


Attorney's Office, Public De.-
fender's Office, Guardian Ad Li-
tem, and FDLE spoke on related
subjects. Judge Dick Prince
talked about firearms, related
state statutes and safety, and
S.L. Frisbie, IV, talked on the re-
lationship between law enforce-
ment and the media. Kirk War-
ren, legal counsel for Bartow Po-
lice Department, spoke on forfei-
tures.
In addition to the lectures and
demonstrations, participants
had fun solving a "mock crime
scene," learning to lift finger-
prints, and target practice on the
firing range at the police depart-
ment. The highlight of the
course for many participants
was the opportunity to ride
along with a police officer for up
to eight hours, not one time but
twice.





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Visitors

Moat at


Ma3

Bok


Visitors to Historic Bok Sanc-
tuary on Saturday, March 19,
will have a special opportunity
to enter the wrought iron gates
and walk across the moat that
surrounds the Singing Tower.
During the "Crossing the
Moat" opportunities from 10 to
11 a.m. and from 2 to 3 p.m.,
visitors will enjoy experiences
rarely granted to visitors.
They will be able to enjoy a
different perspective view from
the tower's base as they look
northward across the Reflection
Pool. The typical view for a visi-
tor is from the iron railing look-
ing southward to the Tower.
Also, visitors will be able to
see the detail of the Tower's
Great Brass Door designed by re-
nowned master, metal worker
Samuel Yellin. The imposing
masterpiece door is four feet
thick, five feet wide by 10 feet,
tall and weighs approximately


Class VI brings the total of
citizens' graduated to 100 since
the program started in 2000. The
Citizens' Police Academy is of-
fered once a year at no cost to
the participants, and the goal is
to educate the community about
law enforcement and dispel
myths and misconceptions about
the police.

Learning about the operations
of a police department promotes
better understanding and com-
munication between the commu-
nity and the police department,
while helping the citizen to gain
a deeper respect and apprecia-
tion of the complexity and reali-
ties of law enforcement.
If interested in attending the
Citizens' Police Academy in
2006, contact the Community
Services Division at the Bartow



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y Cross the

Sanctuary
1,100 pounds. Depicting the Bib-
lical story of creation, the door
features 30 brass panels crafted
in repouss6, an ornamental
shaping technique that creates
patterns in relief by hammering
the reverse side of the metal.
The door is the sole entrance to
the tower.
"Viewing the Great Brass
Door up close creates a truly
memorable experience for visi-
tors," said Robert P. Sullivan,
president of Historic Bok Sanc-
tuary.
Carillon recitals Will be per-
formed by carillonneur William
De Turk at 1 and 3 p.m. Visitors
also will hear brief carillon selec-
tions on the half-hour through-
out the day.
The sanctuary will be open
from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. with the
last entrance gate admission at 5
p.m. Sanctuary admission is $8
for adults and $3 for children.


Annual SunTrust Central Park

Art Festival This Weekend


This weekend the SunTrust
Central Park Art Festival comes
to downtown Winter Haven.
This is the first year that
Ridge Art Association has been
completely in charge of the an-
nual festival, now, in its 27th
year. The festival will be open
Saturday, March 19, and Sun-
day, March 20, from 10 a.m. to 4
p.m. each day.
Admission is free.This classic
outdoor festival is a fine art com-
petition and sale featuring
$11,000 in award money for com-
peting artists. More than 70 ex-
hibiting artists and vendors will
. present original fine art and fine
crafts including oil paintings,
watercolors, sculpture, mixed
media work, jewelry, and other
hand-crafted items.
The festival presents an op-
portunity to add to a personal
art collection and to meet the
artist who created the piece.
"This year's event will be won-
derful for both the patrons and
the artists," said Christy Hemen-
way, executive director of Ridge
Art Association. "We .have had
many individuals become in-
volved with our new purchase
award program."
The purchase award program
allows patrons to buy a voucher
from Ridge Art Association


which they can exchange for art
at the exhibition. When the
voucher holder buys a work of
art the artist gets a special rib-
bon stating he received a pur-
chase 'award.
This year's festival entertain-
ment includes a special perform-
ance by Florida Dance Theatre,
Polk County's only professional
dance company, on Saturday at
1 p.m.
Other activities include a chil-
dren's hands-on art tent and an
exhibition featuring local stu-
dent art from area schools.
Various vendors, offering
items ranging from cotton candy
to steak sandwiches and barbe-
cue, will sell food and beverages.

Local artist Penny Cosentino
Gay is the designer of this year's
festival poster. Ms. Gay has do-
auted the original painting, fea-
turing her signature story-book
style, to Ridge Art Association to
be raffled off as a fundraiser. In
addition, posters will be avail-
able for sale throughout the
weekend.
For further information re-
garding the art festival, pur-
chase awards, or to volunteer,
contact Ridge Art Association at
291-5661.


Police Department for more in-
formation at 534-5034, ext. 268.
The next class will start in Janu-
ary 2006. Participation is lim-
ited, so early application re-
quests are recommended.

Q-Tips Meeting
Sunday at
Asbury UMC

Q-Tips, a group of senior citi-
zens, will meet at Asbury United
Methodist Church in Bartow
Sunday, March 20, from 4 to 6
p.m.
The group emphasizes fellow-
ship and various games.
At this Sunday's meeting,
Phase 10 will be featured. After-
wards, some of the group may
meet at Perkins for dinner,
which is optional.
Senior citizens need not be a
member of Asbury UMC oi any
other church to attend.
The group will meet in the fel-
lowship hall.
The church is located at the
corner of Jackson and Clower.
The group is sponsored by Peg
and John Phillips. For further
information, call Mr. or Mrs.
Phillips at 533-7787, or the
church office at 533-2301. '

BMS Seeks
Yard Sale
Donations
Have treasures you'd love to
part with?
Bartow Middle School is seek-
ing donations for its yard sale,
set April 9, from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m.
at the school.
Donations can be given to any
classroom, club or organization
participating in the event.
For more information, call the
BMS ESE department at 534-
7415.

Parenting
Program Set
"Don't Push The Panic But-
ton! Be Prepared For Your
Child's Emergency," will be held
at the Regency Medical Center,
101 Avenue 0, Winter Haven, on
March 24, at 6:30 p.m.
Dr. Susan Sandoval will
speak at the event.
She will present information
on first aid skills.
For more information or to
register for the free program,
call the hospital at 291-6705.


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Residents, former residents,
and friends are invited to attend
the annual Homeland reunion
Saturday, March 26, at the First
Baptist Church fellowship hall,
located at 208 Church Avenue in
Homeland.
The historic Homeland Heri-
tage Park, adjacent to the
church, will be open from 10 a.m.
to 3 p.m., for those who would
like to take a tour.
A covered-dish luncheon will
be served at noon. Those plan-
ning to attend are asked to take
enough food for their family and
some to share. Drinks, plates,


and utensils will be provided.
After lunch, from 1 to 1:30
p.m., those attending will gather
at the First Baptist Church for
an "old-fashioned sing-a-long"
and special music. Don Adams of
Bartow will lead the sing, accom-
panied by Ginger Fortner, pian-
ist, of Bartow.
Voluntary contributions will
be accepted to support the First
Baptist Church and the Home-
land Cemetery Fund.
For further information, call
Gladys (Martin) Howell at 683-
5615, or Margaret (Martin) Alt-
man at 533-9496.


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Obituaries


March 17, 2005 The Polk County Democrat 5A


Friends of the Library

Hold Annual Meeting


Paris Breighann Sharpe
Paris
Sharpe
Paris Breighann Sharpe, age
4, of Lakeland. died Monday,
March 14, 2005, at Lakeland Re-
gional Medical Center, from inju-
ries sustained in an accident.
Miss Sharpe was born in
Lakeland on July 27, 2000.,
She is survived by her
mother, Anna Sharpe; her fa-
ther, Tommy Ross; her maternal
grandmother, Lydia Maddox
Best; her maternal grandfather,
George Sharpe; her paternal
grandparents, Zola and Thomas
Ross; and three uncles, Alex
Best, Dalton Best, and Josh
Sharpe, all of Lakeland.
Visitation: Thursday, March
17, from 6 to 8 p.m., at Whidden-
McLean Funeral Home in Bar-
tow.
The funeral: Friday, March
18, at 2 p.m., at Redeemer Lu-
theran Church, 390 E. Parker
Street in Bartow, with Rev. Jack
Sharpe officiating.
Interment: Wildwood Ceme-
tery in Bartow.


Henry Lewis
Henry
Lewis
Henry Lewis, 83, of Fort Me-
ade, died of Alzheimer's disease
Wednesday, March 16, 2005, at
his home.
Born Oct. 12, 1921, Mr. Lewis
was a lifelong resident of Fort
Meade.
He was a citrus grower and
cattleman:
Mr. Lewis was a member of
First United Methodist Church
in Fort Meade, where he served
as lay leader and was active in
the church tape ministry for the,
homebound, and was a former,
member of the board of trustees
and church council.
He was active in the Heart of
Florida "Walk to Emmaus," and
was involved with the Kairos
Prison Ministry and the Via de
Cristo Ministry.
Mr. Lewis became an airplane
pilot at an early age. He served
as a U.S. Navy pilot commander
during World War II, and was a
flight instructor at the Bartow
Air Base for 10 years.
He also was a former special
deputy under. Sheriff Monroe
Brannen and Sheriff Louie
Mims.
Mr. Lewis was an avid hunter
and fisherman.
Survivors include his wife,
Jennette Lewis; two sons, Rich-
ard and his wife, Sondra Cason,
of Fort Meade, and Gary Gnann
of Pittsboro, N.C.; three daugh-
ters, Catherine Lewis of Jack-
sonville, Sarah Van Winkle of
Orlando, and Sharon and her
husband, Paul Hamilton, of Bar-
tow; 11 grandchildren and eight
great-grandchildren.
Visitation: Friday, March 18,
from 6 to 8 p.m., at McLean Fu-
neral Home in Fort Meade.
The funeral: Saturday, March
19, at 11 a.m., at First United
'Methodist Church in Fort Me
ade, with Rev. Richard Humston
officiating.
Memorial contributions-
Heart of Florida "Walk to Em-
maus," P.O. Box 1412, Bartow,
33831; First United Methodist
Church, 135 East Broadway
Ave., Fort Meade, 33841; Good
Shepherd Hospice, P.(0 Box
7129, Winter Haven, 33883.
Interment: Evergreen Ceme-
tery in Fort Meade.


Carl L. Daughtrey, Sr.


Carl L.
Daughtrey, Sr.

Carl L. Daughtrey, Sr., 73, of
Fort Meade, died of liver failure
Tuesday, March 15, 2005, at his
residence.
Born May 10, 1931, in Fort
Ogden, Fla., Mr. Daughtrey
moved to Fort Meade 50 years
ago.
He was a supervisor for U.S.
Agri-Chemicals for 33 years. He
was a member of the First Bap-
tist Church of Fort Meade,
where he served as a deacon,
and was active in the Baptist
Training Union.
Mr. Daughtrey was a U.S. Air
Force veteran of the Korean Con-
flict.
Survivors include his wife,
Phyllis C. Daughtrey; two sons,
Stephen D. Daughtrey of Fort
Meade, and Carl Daughtrey and
his wife, Debbie, also of Fort Me-
ade; one brother, David
Daughtrey of Fort Ogden; one
sister, Doris Hargis of Engle-
wood; two grandchildren, Brian
Daughtrey of Fort Meade and
Carla Daughtrey of Lakeland;
and one great-granddaughter,
Celeste Chambliss of Lakeland.
Visitation: Thursday, March
17, from 6 to 8 p.m., at McLean
Funeral Home in Fort Meade.
The funeral: Friday, March
18, at 10 a.m., at First Baptist
Church, with Rev. Kenny Slay
o ff i c i a t i n g : '' .- ; ,: :' r
Memorial contributions. First
Baptist Church, 305 East Broad-
way Ave., Fort Meade.
Interment: Evergreen Ceme-
tery in Fort Meade.


Louise Altman
Day

Louise Altman Day, 79, of
Brooksville, died of respiratory
failure Tuesday, March 8, 2005.
Born in Fort Meade on Jan.
10, 1926, Mrs. Day graduated
from Fort Meade High School in
1944, and earned a B.S. degree
at the Virginia College of Medi-
cine in 1953.
She worked as a pharmacist
for 48 years, retiring in 2001
from her final pharmacist posi-
tion at Brooksville Drugs after
23 years of service.
Survivors include her hus-
band of 57 years, Alan R. Day,
Jr.; one son, Alan R. Day, III, of
Brooksville; two brothers, Royce
Altman 'and Billy Altman, both
of Bartow; one sister, Peggy
Whitehurst of Aiken, S.C.; five
grandchildren; and two great-
grandchildren.
Visitation: Sunday, March 13,
from 2 to 4 p.m., at Merritt Fu-
neral Home in Brooksville.
The funeral: Monday, March
14, at the funeral home, with
Rev. David Hope officiating.
Interment: Florida National
Cemetery in Bushnell.
Memorial contributions: Her-
nando-Pasco Hospice, 698 South
Broad Street, Brooksville, FL
34601.



Exulerance is beauty.
-William Blake


Members of the Bartow First United Method-
ist Church adult Relay for Life team Joan
Wright, Melissa Locke, Carolyn Presnell, Arlene
Gable, and Clarice Roth practice their car-
washing skills for their upcoming fundraiser, to


be held Saturday, March 19, from 8 a.m. to 1
p.m., behind Wal-Mart. Donations are welcome.
All proceeds go to the American Cancer Society.
- (Photo provided)


Backcountry Medical

Course Set For Kayakers


Sweet Water Kayaks is spon-
soring an intensive backcountry
medical training course in St.
Petersburg from April 23 to 30.
This 72-hour, hands-on Wil-
derness First Responder course
will enable students to deal with
medical emergencies when they
are miles away from help and di-
aling 911 is not an option. This
course is recommended for all
outdoor professionals and those
who spend time in remote areas.
Graduates will receive WFR
certification from Wilderness
Medical Associates, valid for
three years, as well as BLS level
CPR and anaphylaxis certifica-
tion.
Wilderness Medicine differs
from traditional emergency
medicine in three respects. First,
transport times are measured in
hours and days rather than min-
utes, so many phases of patient
care that usually take place in a
hospital must be carried out in
the field.
Second, severe environments
dramatically increase the com-
plexity of any emergency and


heighten risks to patient and
rescuers alike.
Third, limited equipment
makes improvisation and re-
sourcefulness essential skills.
Professional instructors from
Wilderness Medical Associates
will address these issues and
more. Skills will be developed for
field use whether it's a national
park or a remote rescue service.
Classes are fast-paced with an
emphasis on practical skills.
Mornings are devoted to lectures
while afternoon and evenings
are spent outside working' on
everything from litter construc-
tion to full-scale rescue simula-
tion. Realistic simulations, com-
plete with fake wounds and
stage blood, will be conducted.
All simulations will be video
taped and debriefed for en-
hanced learning.
To register, call Russell Far-
row at 727-510-4844 or e-mail
theshop@sweetwaterkayaks.com
For course description & fu-
ture courses, call 888-WILD-
MED or log on to
www.wildmed.com .


Historic Home and Garden

Tour Set for Saturday


Lake Morton Neighborhood
Associations' (LMNA) second an-
nual Historic Home and Garden
Tour will take place on Satur-
day, March 19, from 1 to 4 p.m..
The public is invited to tour
South and East Lake Morton
historic bungalows and Mediter-
ranean Mission-style homes and
gardens. Seven homes and four
gardens will be represented.
Homeowners and greeters will
be on hand at the tour homes to
welcome participants as well as
answer questions about the
home's history, furniture, any
renovations and gardens, Light




Obituary



William Scott
'Bill' Swenty

William Scott "Bill" Swenty,
44, of Lakeland, died of heart
failure Sunday, March 13, 2005,
at Lakeland Regional Medical
Center.
Born in Fremont, Ohio, on
June 25, 1960, Mr. Swenty
moved to Lakeland from Zach-
ary, La., in 1995.
He was a groundskeeper at
Lakeside Baptist Church. He
was a member of Vineyard
Church of God in Bartow, where
he served as a sound technician.
Survivors include his wife,
Kay Swenty; two sons, Auston
Swenty and B.J. Spooner, both of
Lakeland; two daughters, Megan
Swenty and Melissa Spooner,
both of Lakeland; four brothers,
Douglas Swenty of Mulberry,
Herbert Swenty, Jr., of Baton
Rouge, La., Ray Swenty of Zach-
ary, La., and Michael Swenty of
Lutz; and six sisters, Carolyn
Swenty and Paula Lively, both of
Mulberry, Marilyn Stevens and
Judy Sexton, both of Lakeland,
Sandra Johnson of Williston,
Ohio, and Margaret Fairbanks of
Gibsonburg, Ohio.
Visitation: Tuesday, March
15, from 6 to 8 p.m., at Gentry-
Morrison Southside Chapel in
Lakeland.
The funeral: Wednesday,
March 16, at 10 a.m., at Vine-
yard Church of God.


refreshments will be available.
Tickets are $5 for adults, $3
for children ages 3 to 12, and
children 2 and under are admit-
ted free. LMNA members may
attend for free.
Tickets are available- at Nan-
ner's Produce at 805 East Pal-
metto Street, across from the
parking lot between the Lake-
land Public Library and Polk
Museum from 12:45 to 3 p.m. on
Saturday.
Participants are encouraged
to walk the tour.
All participants, LMNA mem-
bers and non-members, must
present their ticket brochures for
validation to enter each tour
venue.
For additional information,
see www.lmna.org.


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Several organizations have
partnered for an event on Thurs-
day, March 24, in which 5,000
new books will be available to
give to children.
Children can a receive a free
book at the Larry R. Jackson
Branch Library, 1700 North
Florida Avenue, Lakeland, from
2 to 6 p.m on March 24 while
supplies last.
Also during that day, there
will be other activities for chil-
dren including a magic show,
balloon artist, face painting,
games and displays by law en-
forcement and fire safety agen-
cies.
Face painting and a balloon
artist will take place from 2 to 5
p.m and the magic show will
take place from 5 to 6 p.m.
For further information on
this event, call Vicki Ginda of
Americorps Polk Reads, 519-
8638.


Bok Sanctuary
Offering
Childrens'
Pottery Classes

Children are invited to try
their creativity in painting pot-
tery in two sessions at Historic
Bok Sanctuary April 2.
Children ages 5 and under
will meet from 10 to 11 a.m., and
children ages 6 and older will
meet from 11 a.m. to noon. Each
participant will have the oppor-
tunity to paint hand-printed
flowers, a scenic landscape or an
original creation on the pottery
plate.
Porcelain bisque plates,
glazes, brushes and other sup-
plies will be provided. Sanctuary
staff will fire the plate to set the
picture and have it ready for
pick-up the following week.
Costs are $15 per plate or $12
for members.
To register, contact Marti
Blackwell at 734-1222 from 9
a.m. to 5 p.m.










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Friends of the Bartow Public
Library held their annual meet-
ing on Saturday, March 5 with a
luncheon at the library.
The tables were decorated
with springtime accessories in-
cluding colorful miniature bird-
houses, bookmarks, tiny nests
with birds and fresh flowers.
The menu included taco soup,
summer salad and desert breads.
Arrangements for the event in-
cluded a committee of 'Sandy
Seawall, Mollie Egli, Eda March-
man and Ann Frisbie.
Library director Linda
Chancey welcomed members and
Richard Frisbie gave the Bless-
ing. Rhoda Whitten, president of
the friends organization, deliv-
ered a report followed by David
Hallock's treasurer's report. The
program "Backyard ecology and
butterfly gardening" was pro-





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your other story ideas!
The Polk County
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vided by Audrey Swindal.
Friends of the Bartow Public
Library are a major support
group for the library. Members
sponsor special programs for
public education and enjoyment,
and maintain a year-round used
book sale corner inside the li-
brary.
Annual dues are $5 per per-
son or $10 per family. Member-
ship forms are available in the
Friends' Book Corner.


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NOTICE TO RESIDENTS AND
SOLID WASTE CUSTOMERS
OF THE CITY OF FORT MEADE
March 11, 2005
As required by Section 403 7049 of the Florida Statutes (1989) and Rule 17-1708 of the
Florida administrative code, the following costs are the full costs of solid waste manage-
ment incurred by the City of fort Meade during the fiscal year ended September 30, 2003.
Monthly charges made by the City for these services are shown for comparison.


FULL COST
PER CUSTOMER
PER MONTH

RESIDENTIAL


TOTAL
COSTS

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COLLECTION
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DISPOSAL
COSTS


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2004-2005 MONTHLY $ 11.78 per resident
CHARGE

This information, provided by Florida Refuse Service of Lakeland and used by the City of
Fort Meade in calculating the full costs shown above, may be examined by the public
during normal business hours at the office of Florida Refuse Service, 3820 Maine Avenue,
Lakeland, Florida 33801.


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The Polk County Democrat


KlIts


March 17, 2005


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Bartow's Standard:


Better, Not Cheaper


Should the City of Bartow's develop- become abundantly clear what the public
ment be driven by the amount of money wants: preservation of the lifestyle that
it can make selling electricity, water and generations of Bartowans have enjoyed,
sewer service, or by the kind of commu- a lifestyle driven by quality of life, not by
nity we want our children and grandchil- city hall cash registers.
dren to enjoy? Guffey observed that Bartow needs a
There is sentiment for both concepts at blend of housing, small houses on small
city hall. lots for people who cannot afford more,
We believe that the nature of the com- larger houses on larger lots to meet the
munity is vastly more important than needs of more affluent residents.
utility profits. "We're letting developers tell us what
And we urge the city commission to we're going to have," he said.
make that value crystal clear. He is correct on both points.
Planning Dir. Robert Wiegers raised A drive out County Road 540-A is all it
the issue of the city's financial interest in takes to see where Bartow is headed if its
high density subdivisions Monday night commitment is to putting the largest pos-
when he commented to the zoning sible number of homes on the smallest
board:, building lots.
"What is really the role of the city? The Bartow has never been a city that does
city's role is to serve urban density." things "on the cheap." At the same zon-
It is cheaper to provide water, sewer ing board meeting, Wiegers pointed out
and electric service to high density sub- that Bartow has 37 acres of recreation
divisions than to low density subdivi- and open space for every 1,000 residents;
sions. The more customers per mile of that is five times the standard spelled out
water, sewer and electric lines, the lower in the city's comprehensive plan.
the cost per mile to extend service to Bartow's per capital expenditure for
them, and the higher the city's profits. recreation is several times the county
That; he said, is the justification for average.
processing virtually every new residen- Bartow's sanitation department,
final development as R-1, the city's high- though it no longer routinely offers back-
et density single-family zoning code, yard garbage pick-up for all residents
with the lowest standards for the size of without extra charge, still does so for the
both lots and homes. elderly and others who are unable to
As much as we disagree with Wieger's haul their garbage to curbside.
premise, we commend him for his can- We will match the quality of Bartow's
dor. police officers and firefighters, and their
If that is ,.the philosophy driving equipment, to those of any city of com-
Bartow's planning for the future, the citi- parable size. The same goes for the
zens need to know it. library.
Wiegers picked up the immediate sup- Bartow's public works department
port of one zoning board member, who long has cooperated with ,schools,
suggested that the board should consider churches, and other community institu-
the economic advantage to the city as it tions on projects for the good of the com-
reviews development plans. munity.
Two `other board members Bo Bartow traditionally has focused on
Raulerson and Drew Guffey doing things better, not cheaper.
expressed, an' opposing view, and we The city's growth planning should
agree with them 100 percent. reflect that tradition.
"I'm hearing a lot of people who are
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OUR READERS SAY

Support Independent Businesses


BARTOW Some years ago,
: Sears made. a good business
move -. and introduced the
Discover Card with rewards back
to the customer for using it. Why
would they want you to use
Something, in other *stores that
'would be competing for their
'business? They picked up profit
from their own Sears charge sales
is well as Discover charges.
Montgomery Ward was strug-
gling to stay in business, and dis-
continued their mail shopping.
Eventually they came out with a
smaller catalog using their charge
Card. Card customers received
unsolicited Wal-Mart Cards to
replace their old Montgomery
Ward cards. I put my
Moritgomery Ward card issued in


1968 in the drawer with all other
antiquated items.
This year Sears and K-Mart
were married. Last week I
received a catalog in the mail
from Montgomery Ward. I have
not checked to see which credit
card they are taking instead of
our money. Pobably is not very
difficult to figure after opening a
letter received in yesterday's mail
from Wal-Mart Financial
Services, El Paso, Texas. They are
sending an updated Discover
Wal-Mart Credit Card.
Now it seems that Wal-Mart
has their hands controlling
Lowe's, Sears, Wards, K-Mart,
Sam's Clubs, they sell gasoline
and do auto repairs. The have iif-
house banks, beauty shops,


McDonalds, wall-to-wall one-
stop shopping. Once they take
over and run all the little people
out of business we are all at the
mercy of Wal-Mart Financial and
they can set the prices where they
please, because we will have
played right into their hands.
As Wal-Mart marries all com-
petition and the banks continue
to merge and marry, we need to
consider taking our dollars to the
smaller banks and independent
stores. We may pay a little more
now, but we will gain so much
more in the long run. We will
have better service, be recognized
and appreciated for being a valu-
able customer, and hold Wal-
Mart competitive.
LOLA R. PURVIS


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

Protection from Bogus Smokes


All of us take comfort from the
various agencies that make sure
we get what we think we're get-
ting.
There's the USDA, inspecting
meat products so that there's
nobody out there horsing around
with our beef.
There's the FDA, watching
over our prescription medica-
tions to be sure we're not saving
money ordering them from
Canada.
There's the SEC, being sure
that the stocks that we buy won't
take a dive ... no ... but I'm sure
the SEC is doing something good.
The Florida Dept. of
Agriculture and Consumer
Affairs checks gasoline pumps to
be sure every gallon we buy has
four quarts in it.
The folks at the water treat-
ment plant check-our water sup-
ply to be sure that what comes
out of the faucet is fit to drink.
Is there anywhere that we lack
adequate protection?


Apparently so.
A bill filed in the Florida
Legislature and approved
unanimously by the Senate
Criminal Justice Committee -
would require licensing of every-
body involved ir making ciga-
rettes. The reason? To watch for
counterfeit and contraband ciga-
rettes.
To insure that all cigarettes
sold in the Sunshine State are, in
the words of Mother Trib, "legiti-
mate products."
Okay, I don't smoke. Dad
wisely let me take one puff when
I was a little kid, only instead of a
puff, I sucked on that Lucky
Strike like it was a straw in a too-
thick milkshake.
Never had any interest in
smoking after that.
But it was good practice for
milkshakes.
Okay, I'm glad the Legislature
is protecting my friends who
smoke.
From what they're being pro-


tected, I'm not quite sure.
Is somebody worried that a
counterfeit cigarette wouldn't
have its full share of tar, nicotine,
or other good stuff that makes it
the only product legally sold in
America which, when used as
directed, will make you sick?
We sure need protection from
that.
Last time I checked, there was
not a single cigarette plant in
Florida. Maybe a cigar-roller here
and there, but not a cigarette
maker this side of North
Carolina, as far as I can tell.
Well, there's still the roll-your-
own option, I guess, where you
take pipe tobacco and roll it in
do-it-yourself cigarette papers. I
haven't seen anybody do that
since I was a kid, and then it was
probably in a Western movie, but
I know it used to be possible.
Are the roll-your-owners
going to become fugitives from
justice?
Or is it like winemaking,


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History From Our Files
Compiled from the files of The Democrat by Loyal Frisbie


Fifty Years Ag

Page One headline: "Liquor
Involved in Major City Court
Offenses; Driving, Drinking,
Selling Bring Biggest Fines"
Miss Johnnie Elizabeth Crum,
66, a Polk County school teacher
for 40 years and a descendant of
two pioneer Polk County fami-
lies, died in Morrell Hospital at
Lakeland Sunday morning.
E.A. Laurent, member of the
Polk County commission since
1948, was presented the Junior
Chamber of Commerce Good
Government Award for 1954 in a
ceremony at today's luncheon
meeting of the Bartow Kiwanis
Club.
For the first time in at least 15
years, the Bartow High School
band made superior (first divi-
.sion) ratings in all three sections
of the district band contest here
Friday concert, sight reading
and marching. This is
Bandmaster Hugh Martin's third
year at the helm of the band.
Loyal Frisbie, editor of The
Polk County Democrat, received
the Bartow Lions Club's
Outstanding Citizen Award for
1954 at the club's annual Ladies


Night banquet Friday.
A gasoline price war which
started here suddenly Thursday
sent the per-gallon tariff this
morning into a seven-cent drop
to 22.9 cents the lowest since
pre-war days.

Forty-Five Years Ago

The thunderstorm which
roared into Bartow from the
northwest Tuesd.ay night ripped
apart much new construction at
the Golden Gate Shopping
Center, but left the rest of the city
almost unscathed.
County Commissioner Roy
Gladney, estimating that damage
to county roads and bridges from
flooding conditions in northern
Polk County may reach $250,000,
called conditions "the worst I've
seen in 25 years." More rain is
expected tonight.
Ed Etheredge, son of Mr. and
Mrs. E.Y. Etheredge, has been
designated as a ranking scholar at
Yale University for the Fall
semester. The ranking is given
students who rank scholastically
in the top 10 percent of their class.
Forty Years Ago


Bettie Stevens of Bartow was
declared the overall champion of
the horsemanship events held on
the closing day of the 18th Polk
County Youth Fair. She made 23
points by scoring two firsts, one
second and three thirds.
Helen Knight, who has been
acting city clerk since C.A.
Richardson resigned the post
three-and-a-half months ago, has
resigned. Mayor B.L. Durrance,
Jr., said two applications have
been received and the commis-
sion hopes to fill the position "as
soon as possible."

Thirty-Five Years Ago

Gus King, a Bartow High
School student, is among stu-
dents named to the Polk County
conference committee of the
White House Conference on
Children and Youth, Merle F.
Dimbath, coordinator of the
county group, announced today.
The two-and-a-half-mill school
building and bus levy the little
tax that everybody loved won
the approval of more than two-
thirds if the 11,529 Polk County
voters who went to the polls on
Tuesday.
The Bartow post office is feel-
ing side effects from the postal
strike that has hit New York and
other large cities, but the presi-
dent of one of the two union
locals at the Bartow post office -
postal clerks said his members
haven't even considered striking.

Thirty Years Ago

Busy weekend, as reflected in
Page One headlines: "City
Manager To Resign in May;"
"Jackets 3-A Cage Champs;"
"Two Shot in Duel Over Wine
Bottle;" "Crash Hurts 5, Totals 2
Autos;" "Charges Dismissed
Against 2"
An East Bartow man was


arrested by Bartow police
Wednesday afternoon and
charged with arson in the fire
bombing of a Second Avenue
home a week earlier.
Canoe races, children's games
and family picnics will climax the
citywide observance of Paul
Revere Day in Bartow on April
18, according to plans made at a
meeting Tuesday night of the
Bartow Bicentennial committee.
The day's festivities will mark the
200th anniversary of Paul
Revere's famous ride, and the
start of Bartow Bicentennial activ-
ities, which will last through
1976, Chm. Loyal Frisbie
announced.

Twenty-Five Years Ago

Returning to the Bartow stage
for a request appearance after
more than 10 years in Summer
stock and on the dinner theater
circuit, Duchess Tomasello will
play the lead in the next Bartow
Performing Arts Council produc-
tion, "Plaza Suite," Director Pete
Myers announced today.
Page One headline: "Bartow
Police Open Crime Line for
Anonymous Information"
A woman and five children
(two aged 11, three aged 12) were
arrested Wednesday and charged
with theft of furniture from a rail-
road car.

Twenty Years Ago

A community garage sale by
the Downtown Merchants of
Bartow billed as "Bartow's
Biggest Garage Sale Ever" will
be held Saturday from 8 a.m. to 4
p.m. at the Southeast Bank park-
ing lot.
A rural Bartow man told police
he was choked to unconscious-
ness and robbed for his shoes
Tuesday night near Bartow High
School.


BARTOW Since Bartow
now will have six-lane highways
east and west, and north and
south, Van Fleet Drive (State
Road 60) will have six lanes to
cross our to Publix shopping cen-
ter. We need some overheard
walkways in order to shop on
both sides of the highway.
People who have to walk
across these streets take their
lives in their hands. It is very


dangerous. Not everyone has a
car to drive across.
Bartow also needs someone to
start a taxicab business. You don't
always know when you will need
a ride in a hurry. A taxi could
come anytime.
Not everyone can' ride the
buses. They serve a good pur-
pose for those who need them.
HILDRED HURLEY


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OUR READERS SAY

Overhead Walkways

Needed


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where you can stomp grapes for
your own consumption, but just
be careful you're not putting it in
gallon jugs and selling out of the
back of your SUV?
Last I knew, most roll-your-
own cigarettes were made with a
leafy substance not usually used
by your big name manufacturers,
if you get my drift.
Which reminds me of a Polk
County drug case of 25 or 30
years ago.
An undercover narc made a
suspected marijuana purchase
from a young druggie who
offered to sell him "grass."
When the laboratory analysis
came back, police charged the kid
with theft.
Turned out that the "grass" he
had sold the narc was well.. .
grass.
So now the Great State of
Florida is going to be sure than
when you shell out your hard-
earned money for "cigarettes,"
that's what you'll get.









Heart Health May Benefit From

Social Relationships And Interaction


From the University of
Florida


Weight, cholesterol and blood
pressure aside, women might be
wise to factor in yet another ba-
rometer of heart health -the
size and strength of their social
circle.
Casting a wide net when it
comes to friends and family ap-
pears to be associated with a
dramatically lower risk ot suffer-
ing a heart attack or stroke,
landing in the hospital or dying
from heart disease, a national
team of researchers from the
University of Florida and seven
other institutions that studied
503 women with chest discom-
fort, said.
In contrast, women who did
not have strong relationships
with others were more than
twice as likely to die as their
iore sociable counterparts in
the study, described in the jour-
nal "Psychosomatic Medicine."
The findings, gleaned from
the Women's Ischemia Syndrome
Evaluation, build on more than
30 years of medical research that
reinforces the relationship be-
tween the mind and major ill-
ness, including cancer, dementia
and viral infections.
Scientists have found that
married men and women live
longer, and they theorize that
larger social networks lessen dis-
ease risk by reducing negative
health habits such as smoking,
by boosting immune system .re-
sponses, and by yielding socio-
economic benefits and greater
social support to offset emotional
distress associated with illness.
The National Heart, Lung
and Blood Institute-funded
study, however, is among the
first to link social isolation to in-
creased risk of death in women'
with suspected heart disease.
"It's important to recognize
that for centuries there has been
a group that believes there's .a
strong interaction between the
mind and the heart, though the
exact relationships are not
clear," Dr. Cal J.. Pepine, a chief
of cardiovascular medicine at
UF's College of Medicine, said.


"In my view, the number c
take-home message is that if
you're a woman with chest dis-
comfort, have a lot of friends."
Marriage proved beneficial for
women in the study, but simply
having one or two casual friends
also was associated with better
health outcomes, Pepine said.
The larger the social circle, how-
ever the healthier the women
were.
"This does not have to be a
complicated social network; this
can be an intense relationship
with one or two other close
friends or significant others," he
said. "Many times these social
networks are developed in
church groups, in work groups,
in recreation groups. All of these
can be very helpful, so one ought
to encourage the development of
social support among patients
with coronary disease."
Study participants had signs
characteristic of coronary artery
disease, such as chest discom-
fort, and underwent a battery of
tests including coronary angi-
ography to assess whether
they had blocked arteries. Most
did not have severe heart dis-
ease, but many did suffer from
depression or other forms of psy-
chological distress.
They also completed stan-
dardized questionnaires de-
signed -to quantify how many
friends they had and, over a two-
week period, the amount of con-
tact they had with coworkers
and family, and how frequently
they engaged in social and rec-
reational activities.
Researchers then tracked
their health for two to four
years.
About half the women studied
reported having smaller social
networks fewer than six rela-
tionships with friends or family.
Compared with women who
had larger social circles, they
were far more likely to have a
higher number of heart disease
risk factors that were more se-
vere, including arterial obstruc-
tions and underlying heart dis-
ease detectable with angiogra-
phy.
Researchers also found that


women with smaller social net-
works Le.ided to weigh more and
had higher rates of smoking, dia-
oetes, high blood pressure and
depression and were 2.4 times
more likely to die.
Of the women studied, 30 died
during the follow-up period.,
Low income and heart disease
risk also were associated, par-
ticularly for women earning less
than $20,000 per year.
"Women who had annual in-
comes less than that were in the
lowest part of the distribution of
the social network and, there-
fore, in the highest risk catego-
ries for mortality," Pepine said.
"These findings would suggest
that strong social support net-
works are very important in
modifying the risk from coronary
heart disease."
It's not yet fully understood
what it is about a social relation-
ship that benefits health, Dr.
Thomas Rutledge, an assistant
professor of psychiatry at the
University of California and the
study's lead author, said.
"There have been a lot of hy-
potheses," Rutledge said. "Some
of these theories include things
like socioeconomic factors, that,
for example, people who are
worse off physically and finan-
cially tend to be more socially
isolated. That involves things
like being unable to afford a bus
pass so they are relatively tied
close to home.
"They can't afford to be in-
volved and participate in differ-
ent types of activities or go out to
lunch with friends the kinds
of basic things that promote so-
cial relationships. And having
people around if you are sick
makes a big difference," he said.
Ultimately, the results rein-
force the importance of evaluat-
ing psychological and social
characteristics among women at
risk for heart disease, Pepine,
said.
Physicians could have their
patients complete the standard-
ized checklists used in the study
to evaluate their social networks
and then profile their risk "much
the same way we would draw
blood to measure their choles-
terol or take their blood pressure
or measure their weight," he
said.
People living with serious and
chronic medical conditions such
as diabetes or high blood pres-
sure often tend to become more
isolated socially and start to
withdraw, Rutledge said:.
"They may need extra encour-
agement from some of their
health-care providers," he said.
"Even though certain people dif-
fer in the amounts of social con-
tact they need, most people do
seem to benefit not only psycho-
logically, but also in terms of
physical health, from having
some degree of social involve-
ment.
While you can't go down to a
store and buy a friend, physi-
cians or psychologists can cer-
tainly recommend this as some-
thing a person can do to improve
their health and quality of life."


Consumers are urged to be
more vigilant in protecting their
personal information following
reports of breaches in several na-
tional databases by Florida Agri-
culture and Consumer Services
Commissioner Charles H. Bron-
son is urging
In just the past week, two ma-
jor data resource companies,
ChoicePoint and LexisNexis,
have disclosed that hackers were
able to access their huge data-
bases and obtain personal infor-
mation on tens of thousands of
consumers. The information in-
cludes names, addresses, Social
Security numbers and other in-
formation criminals can use to
steal a consumer's identity.
"It will take time for the fed-
eral government to fully investi-
gate these serious breaches and
Congress to consider whether,
more regulation of information
brokers is necessary," Bronson
said. "Therefore, it is critical
that consumers not hesitate to
check their credit histories for
any suspicious activity and take
steps to protect their personal
information in the future."
Identity theft crimes continue
to rise, costing consumers and
businesses about $50 billion
every year and damaging the
credit rating of thousands of peo-
ple. In many cases, consumers
don't even realize they have had
their identity stolen until they
attempt to make a major pur-
chase and are rejected by a bank
or finance company.
Bronson said that is why it is
so important to consumers to
regularly check their credit in-
formation with the three major
credit bureaus.
Beginning June 1, the major
credit bureaus are required to
provide consumers with one free
copy of their credit report annu-
ally. r
Bronson offers these con-
sumer protection tips:
1. Mail payments for bills


from post office collection boxes.
2. Tear or shred charge re-
ceipts, copies of credit applica-
tions, insurance forms, physician
statements, expired credit cards
and credit card offers before dis-
carding into the trash.
3. Store Social Security cards,
credit cards, cancelled and extra
checks, passports and any addi-
tional identity documentation in
a secure place.
4. Remove extraneous infor-
mation such as middle name,
phone number, Social Security
Number or driver's license num-
ber from your checks.
5. Review credit card, tele-
phone, cellular phone and bank
statements for irregularities and
be aware of your billing cycles.
Contact creditors immediately if
you find a discrepancy. Close all
accounts that are no longer
needed or used. Write the com-
pany a letter and ask them to
verify, in writing that the ac-
count has been closed.
6. Use passwords on all your
accounts. Avoid picking easily
determined passwords such as
birth date, mother's maiden
name or last four digits of your
Social Security number.
7. Seid "opt out" letters to
businesses you have a relation-
ship with, restricting them from
selling, renting, distributing, or
exchanging your personal infor-
mation. Advise the three major
credit bureaus you do not want
'personal information about you
shared for promotional purposes.
To stop receiving pre-approved
credit offers, call 1-888-5-optout
(1-888-567-8688).
Consumers can get the con-
tact information of the credit bu-
reaus and learn more about how
to prevent identity theft and
what to do if they are: victimized
by visiting the Department's web
sit e a
http://www.800helpfla.com/iden-
tity.html.


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Applications Being Accepted for
Board of Examiners Positions


Members of the public are in-
vited to volunteer on or before
June 15, for a three-year term on
the Florida Board of Board Ex-
aminers.
The Supreme Court of Florida
will appoint two public members
to serve on the Board of Bar Ex-
aminers. The board ensures that
applicants have met the require-
ments of the rules with regard to
character and fitness, education
and technical competence prior
to recommending to the Supreme
Court of Florida an applicants
admission to The Florida Bar.
A public member volunteer
should possess education or
work-related experience such as
educational testing, accounting,
statistical analysis, medicine,
psychology, or related sciences.
A bachelors degree is required.
Lawyers are not eligible.
Public Board members should
be willing and able to devote
about three days a month to the
work of the Board,-and to travel
to various Florida locations to at-
tend Board meetings and to at-
tend the bar examination. Travel
and subsistence expenses are re-


imbursed.
Board members should be in-
terested in seeking to improve
the examination and its admini-
stration, and to evaluate care-
fully the character and fitness of
applicants seeking admission to
the Bar. Board members should
be free of adverse interests, con-
flicting duties, or inconsistent
obligations that may interfere or
appear to interfere with the
proper administration of the
Boards mandate from the Court.
The vacancies will occur on
Nov. 1, with the expiration of the
terms of Dr. Mary Harris Moore,
of Tallahassee, and Yvonne Log-
gins-Coleman, of Orlando.
Applicants can file the Florida
Board of Bar Examiners Public
Member Application, available
on The Florida Bar Web site, by
faxing it to 850-414-6822 or by
mailing it to the Office of the
Florida Board of Bar Examiners,
1891 Eider Court, Tallahassee,
Florida 32399-1750.
For more information, contact
Eleanor Mitchell Hunter, execu-
tive director of the Board at 850-
487-1292.


Children's Museum Offering

Spring Break Activities


Explorations V Children's
Museum has announced its up-
coming spring break activities to
be held Monday through Friday,
March 21-25.
The week will begin with
Magical Monday, a preschool ac-
tivity and story time, on March
21 at 10:30 a.m. Magical Monday
is included with admission.
Spring break workshops will
be held twice daily on Tuesday,
Wednesday and Thursday,
March 22-24. Each topic will in-
clude a morning session, offered
from 10 a.m. until noon and an
afternoon session from 2 to 4
p.m..
These sessions are geared to
children ages 6-10 and are $12
per child, per session, for non-
museum members, and $10 per
child, per session, for museum
members.

Bunn Elected
PCTLA President

Winter Haven Attorney, R.
Scott Bunn, a partner of Sharit,
Bunn & Chilton, PA, has been
elected president of the Polk
County Trial Lawyers Associa-
tion.
Other officers chosen for the
association are Karen Meeks,
secretary and Louis Williams,
treasurer.
Bunn is a Board Certified
Civil Trial lawyer and a member
of the Florida Bar. He served on
the Judicial Nominating Com-
mission, 10th Judicial Circuit be-
tween 2001-2004, serving as
Chairman in 2003-2004. He is
also Chairman of the Grievance
Committee, 10th Judicial Cir-
cuit, a member of the Florida
Bar, Colorado Bar and the Acad-
emy of Florida Trial Lawyers.


March 17, 2005


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Gloria Brooke


Gloria Brooke
Is Panelist At
Craft Event
Gloria Brooke, owner of Lake-
land's Brooke Pottery and presi-
dent of the Craft Retailers Asso-
ciation for Tomorrow as a panel-
ist at two sessions at the Buyers
Market for American Craft.
The market was held in Phila-
delphia.
Craft retail store owners and
artists from the U.S. and Can-
ada attended the event.


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Business Plan,
S 'inar Set
Florida Small Business Devel-
opment Cenizr at the Central
Florida Development Council
Polk County, ill offer a bu.,i-
ness seminar on Thursday,
March 24, in suite 300 of the Cit-
rus & Chemical Bank building,
600 North Broadway, Bartow.
The seminar entitled, "Build-
ing the Ultimate Business Plan (
Part II)," will be presented from
10 a.m. until noon.
The class fee of $30, includes
instructional materials and soft-
ware.
Call 534-2503 to register or
obtain additional information.

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Pre-registration and pre-pay-
ment are required to hold a place
in class.
On March 25, the museum
will host Fun Friday, a drop-in
art activity from 10 a.m. to noon
and from 2 to 4 p.m. Fun Friday
is included with admission.
Fun in Munn also is sched-
uled in Munn Park from 11 a.m.
until 1 p.m. on March 25. The
museum will provide free out-
door activities in the park, lo-
cated across the street from the
children's museum, at 109 North
Kentucky Avenue in downtown
Lakeland.
Admission to the museum is
$4 for children, ages 2-15, and $2
for adults. Children under 2 and
museum members are free.
Additional information may
be obtained by calling the mu-
seum at 687-3869.


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FIRST GRADERS in Jackie Stoltz' class at
First Methodist School were studying dental
health, so Bayli Robinson arranged for her great-
aunt Joann Crum to visit. A dental hygienist at
the office of Dr. Billy B. Brown, Mrs. Crum taught
the students how to properly brush and floss their
teeth. Students learned that cavities are caused
by plaque and sugar forming an acid that makes


cavities in the teeth. Proper brushing, flossing,
eating the right foods and regular visits to the
dentist can help prevent cavities, All of the stu-
dents took home a toothbrush so they could prac-
tice the proper brushing technique. Bayli helps
her aunt out by holding a giant toothbrush. -
(School photo)


The Polk County Democrat


Polk's Camp R.O.C.K

Registration Dates Set


SUPER SCHOOL CITIZENSHIP awards for Britney Meadows, Cameron Carroll, Ian Roy;
the fourth grading period in the first through sev- back Mike Humphrey, Briana Heath, Trey
enth' grades at First Methodist School were Meeks, James Grubbs and Haley Rakestraw. -
earned,by (from left): front Cassidy Collins, (School photo)


Hatmaker
Named To
Dean's List

Lacey. Michelle Hatmaker of
Bartow has been named to the
Maryville College dean's list for
the Fall 2004 semester.
More than 400 students were
among those meeting the re-
quirements for the academic dis-
tinction.
Qualifications for the honor in-
clude a grade point average of at
least 3.25 in all work undertaken
with no grade below a C.
Only full time students are
considered.
,Miss Hatmaker graduated
from Bartow Senior High School
in 2003. She is the- daughter of
Cheryl Burke of Bartow.

Mary Bear
Appointed Head
Of FSC Nursing
Department

Mary Bear, Ph.D., R.N., has
been appointed chairman of the
Department of: Nursing at Flor-
ida Southern College, effective
Jan. 1. She has been with FSC
since the fall of 2004;
Bear received her doctorate in
oI)ciology at the University of
Florida where she also received
a graduate certificate in geron-
tology. She holds an MN.S.N. from
the University of Coloradu and a
B.S.N. from Vanderbilt Univer-
sity.
A registe6id *nurse in the
state of Florida, she most re-
cently worked' as a health im-
pairment evaluator for the State
Attorney's Office in Sanford and
as a gerontology researcher and
expert witness through her busi-
ness, Bear Research and Evalua-
tion Group, located in Winter
Park.
Previously, she was the geron-
tology research coordinator for
the College ofHealth and Public
Affairs at the University of Cen-
tral' Florida. She has published
and presented, extensively on
such issues as lonfg-term, home,
and residential health care, fo-
cusing particularly on the eld-
erly. She has taught at the Uni-
versity of Cenffal Florida and
the University of Florida.
"I am honored to be chosen to
chair the nursing department at
Florida Southern College," said
Bear. "The college's nursing de-
partment optimizes excellence -
in faculty, students, practice and
research. We have a dynamic
RN-BSN program on both our
Lakeland and Orlando cam-
puses. I am particularly excited
about providing leadership for
our new master of science in
nursing program."


Board of Education Approves

Prekindergarten Standards


The Florida State Board of
Education voted unanimously to
approve standards associated
with the state's Voluntary Pre-
kindergarten Education (VPK)
Program.
Standards include child per-
formance, curricula and emer-
gent literacy standards which
will serve as guidelines for pro-
viders participating in the VPK
Program.
Recently, the Department of
Education convened a panel of
early learning experts to develop
recommendations which were
the basis of the approved stan-
dards. The panel's recommenda-
tions were shared with members
of the Early Learning Coalitions,
potential providers and parents.
The panel's recommendations
were also posted to the Depart-
ment of Education's web site and
interested parties provided input
and recommendations, which
were incorporated into the final
proposed standards.
"These research based stan-
dards provide a solid foundation
for a success Voluntary Prekin-
dergarten program," said State
Board Chairman Phil Handy.
"By addressing the most critical
aspects of early learning, in par-
ticular emergent literacy, we are
ensuring Florida's children will
have the keys to succeed."
The child performance stan-


dards adopted today emphasize
emergent literacy, a new compo-
nent, cognitive development and
general knowledge, which in-
clude mathematical and scien-
tific thinking, social studies, the
arts and motor development,
along with physical health, ap-
proaches to learning, social and
emotional development, and lan-
guage and communication.
The emergent literacy course
standards for VPK instructors
address the age-appropriate pro-
gress of developing emergent lit-
eracy skills, including oral com-
munication, knowledge of print
and letters, phonemic and pho-
nological awareness and vocabu-
lary and comprehension develop-
ment. The Department of Edu-
cation will now develop a five-
hour course on emergent literacy
that will be available statewide
at no cost by Oct. 1.
The Board also approved the
curricula standards, which sup-
plies a framework for providers
to develop o'r select their curric-
ula. The Department will work
with the Florida Center for
Reading Research to make avail-
able information on reviewed
curricula.
To learn more about the ap-
proved standards or the Depart-
ment's VPK program, visit the
web site at www.myfloridaeduca-
tion.com/earlylearning.


PCC Corporate College

Sets Class Schedule


Polk Community College's
Corporate College has set a vari-
ety of classes.
Contract law is set on the
Lakeland campus on Friday,
April 8, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
The fee is $40.
Conversational Spanish II
will be held on Tuesday and
Thursday, April 5 through May
10, from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. on the
Lakeland campus. The fee for
this course is $168, plus the cost
of the text book.
Microsoft Word Intermedi-
ate will be held on,.Friday, April
1, and Saturday. April 2. The fee


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Pueblo for its...
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can download it right away by
going into the 'Consumer
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SU.S. General Services Administration


for this course is $96, plus the
cost of the text book. The class
will be held on the Lakeland
campus.
"After All, You're the Super-
visor," is set on Friday, April 1,
from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. on the
Lakeland campus. The fee for
this course is $98.
Employing law defensively
will be held on Wednesday,
March 30, form 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
on the Lakeland campus. The fee
for the course is $129.
For more information or to
register for classes, call 669-
2326.


Summer is on its way, and
many summer camps are now
Registering.
Registration dates have been
set for the 2005 installment of
the Polk County Leisure Serv-
ices Division's Camp R.O.C.K.
summer program for boys and
girls who will be starting first
grade through age 12.
Camp R.O.C.K. offers children
an opportunity to engage in a
wide range of supervised activi-
ties including indoor/outdoor
games, arts and crafts, and vari-
ous sports at sites throughout
Polk County. In addition field
trips such as swimming, ice
skating, bowling, Watermania
and Orlando Science Center are
planned.
The program consists of four
sessions, each two weeks in du-
ration.
Registration dates, times and
locations are:
Babson Park Elementary
cafeteria April 5, 6-8 p.m. and
April 26, 6-8 p.m.
Eloise Resource Center multi-
purpose room April 7, 6-8 p.m.
Snively Avenue Elementary,
Eloise April 21, 6-8 p.m.
Garden Grove Elementary
cafeteria March 15, 6-8 p.m.
and April 12, 6-8 p.m.
Highland City Elementary
cafeteria March 17, 6-8 p.m.
and April 19, 6-8 p.m.
Lake Shipp Elementary cafe-
teria April 4, 6-8 p.m. and


IB Students'

Artwork

Chosen to

Display at

State Fair

Students who had artwork ac-
cepted at the Visual Arts Exhibi-
tion of the Florida State Fair, a
statewide juried arts competi-
tion, are:
Auburndale High: Camille
Farley, Amber Johnson, Kim
Myers, Jum Puentes
Bartow International Bac-
calaureate: Kaley Arbuckle,
Rachel Gates
Harrison Arts Center: Lo-
gan Bazemore
Kathleen High: Zach Ste-
inke
Lakeland High: Kelsie Cra-
ven, Ashleigh Crowe
Mulberry High: Brenda
Aparicio, Sonia Guillen, Justin
McGhin, Bianca Smith, Chelsea
Smith, Megan Manzer
Travis Foshee, a Kathleen
High student, won the Reserve
Grand Champion title at the
Florida State Fair with his Bran-
gus bull. Kathleen High's live-
stock judging team finished 9th
out of 59 teams at the state fair.
Team members were Richard
Kiddey, Andy Miles, Sean Smith
and Wesley Quillen. Quillen also
had the fifth highest score out of
236 participants in the livestock
individual event.


April 18, 6-8 p.m.
Loughman Oaks Elementary
cafeteria March 29, 6-8 p.m.
and April 14, 6-8 p.m.
Polk City Elementary cafete-
ria March 31, 6-8 p.m. and
April 25, 6-8 p.m.
Socrum Elementary cafeteria
- March 28, 6-8 p.m. and April
11, 6-8 p.m.
Leisure Services (registration
only) administration office 8
a.m. to 5 p.m after initial regis-
tration at each site.
Registration will take place in
the cafeteria of each sign-up lo-
cation.
The schools also are the activ-
ity venues, while the Leisure
Services office is a sign-up site
only.
The fee is $86 per two-week
session for the first child in a
family, $76 for the second child
and $66 for each additional
child.
The fee includes field trips
and accident insurance.
Registration will be handled
on a first come, first served basis
until each site reaches full ca-
pacity.
Session dates for 2005 Camp
R.O.C.K. are May 31- June 10,
June 13-24, June 27- July 8 and
July. 11-22. All sites will be
closed on July 4.
For additional information on
the program, including financial
assistance, call 534-4340.

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Want To Help Children?

Join Goodwill's BookWorks


Orientations for prospective
volunteers for Goodwill's Book:.
Works childhood literacy pro-
gram have been announced.
-Registration will be held
Tuesday, April 5, 10 to 11 a.m.,
at the Goodwill superstore, 5411.
South Florida Avenue, Lakeland
Call 1-888-279-1988, ext. 223,
to attend one of the sessions.
The push to attract new.vo]-
punteer readers is part of Good-
will's annual BookWorks book
drive, which started March 1
and continues through April 30.
The need for volunteer read-
ers is especially great in Polk
County.
During March and April, Polk
County residents also may do-
nate new or nearly new chil-
dren's books at. the Goodwill
Lakeland or Winter Haven Su-
perstore.


Just attach a note to donated
books indicating they are for
BookWorks.
Goodwill's BookWorks pro-
gram reaches out to preschool
children whose home environ-
ment may not include books and
reading.
Volunteers read to groups of
children at Head Start centers
and other locations and then pre
sent each child with a personal-
ized book to take home
The BookWorks program is
designed to instill a love of books
and reading in children to pre-
pare them to succeed in tomor-
row's workforce.


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News


Lakeland Sets

Spring Break

Camp
Lakeland Parks and Recrea-
tion Department will hold the
annual Great Escapes Spring
Break Camp for elementary
school-age students starting
Monday, March 21, and continu-
ing through Friday, March 25, at
the Kelly Recreation Complex.
Great Escapes is a youth en-
richment camp that is designed
after the summer recreation pro-
gram, Camp Blast.
The program includes trips,
games, crafts, snacks, sports,
and other activities
All participants must bring
their own lunches unless other-
wise instructed.
Great Escapes Spring Break
Camp hours are from 7:30 a.m.
to 5:30 p.m. daily.
The cost is $10 per day for
city residents and $15 per day
for non-city residents
Registration requires a copy
of the child's most recent report
card and city residents must pro-
vide proof of residency.
For more information, contact
Julie Adams at 648-3284.






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must show "a clear and present
danger" from the message, she
said.
Even burning of crosses
should be permitted, she told the
commission.
'You can't create a policy that
favors one kind of expression,"
she said, urging the county to
drop the issue.
"How it is applied and
enforced is the key,"
Commissioner Paul Senft said.
Darlene Williams, a Polk
County member of the ACLU,
said the county is chronically
short of money, and asked how
much it would cost the county to
administer the policy.
She said that posting of politi-
cal signs on county property will
appear to be an endorsement by
the county.
"The whole United States is a
free speech zone," she said.
Senft moved approval of the
policy, and Wilkinson seconded.
Commissioner Bob English
called the policy "cumbersome,"


March 17, 2005


Developer Withdraws Request


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property, and industrial use to
the east.
He has a contract to purchase
the land, he said, and suggested
that if he couldn't get permission
to build 30 homes on the approx-
imately 8.8 acres, he might not
exercise the contract, and leave
the property with the underlying
commercial land use.
He planned 15 lots on each
side of a north-south road enter-
ing the property from Mann
Road, with lots 70 feet wide by
120 feet deep, he said. The prop-
erty is owned by Bob W. Stanley,
and once had a plant nursery on
it.
Raulerson suggested that
Harper create 12 wider lots on
the west side of the property,
where the homes would back up
to the larger homes to the west.
"Not for the price I'm paying,"
Harper replied. "That's too much
of a gamble."
Zoning Board Member .Drew
Guffey said that most of. the
homes to the west of the property
are at least 1,900 square feet.
Robert Harrison, one of 15 to
20 neighbors who attended the
public hearing, said he didn't
want a home of 1,500 to 1,600
square feet next to his 2,300-
square foot home.
"I welcome residential," said
Dennis Green, another neighbor,




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nothing but rising."
'You're not going to see 2,000-
square-foot homes on 70-foot
lots," Raulerson said.
"I disagree with you," Wiegers
replied, saying he anticipates
developers will build upscale
houses on 70-foot lots.
Zoning board members also
briefly discussed four other plan-
ning 'issues, without reaching
final decisions on any of them:
Wiegers asked if the city
should require developers to
reserve property for recreation
and open space in residential
developments. He said develop-
ers oppose the concept, especially
in small subdivisions.
Guffey suggested that the
location is more important than
the s.ize. The subdivisions that
have been approved on E.F.
Griffin Road are too far from the
Bartow Civic Center and Mary
Holland Park for kids to ride
there on bicycles, he said, while
homes on the south side of town
have ready access.
Wiegers said the standard in
Bartow's comprehensive plan is
5.5 acres of recreation land for
every 1,000 population. The city
actually has 37 acres per 1,000
residents, he said.
At Wiegers' suggestion,
board members agreed to consid-
er easing the requirement for
performance bonds from builders
to cover any failure of water and
sewer lines or streets in new sub-
divisions. At present, developers
must post a bond equal to the full


adding that he was concerned
about 70-foot lots.
Raymond A. McLeod, whose
Spring Court home is near the
property, also expressed concern
about housing density, and asked
what price range homes Harper
planned.
Harper replied that the homes
would sell in the range of
$120,000 to $160,000.
McLeod said he .believed the
market would support larger lots
and more expensive homes.
The problem with selling larg-
er, more expensive homes is the
proximity to the highway and the
citrus plant, Harper said. He
suggested that a subdivision of
smaller homes "would be a good
buffer" from the industrial use
across the highway.
Tom McFadyn said of the
neighborhood: "We like what
we've got, and we want to keep
what we've got."
He echoed McLeod's belief
that upscale homes would be
marketable.
Anthony DuPree, another
Spring Court resident, urged
Harper to research the market
and see if it would support homes
of 1,800 to 2,000 square feet.
Karen Guffey, another neigh-
bor, said most lots in the area are
from 110 to 192 feet wide. But
she said she would rather see the
parcel developed for homes than
for commercial use.

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cost of improvements for one
year.
Some cities charge as little as
15 percent, while others don't
require a bond at all, he said.
Another option would be for the
city not to accept title to infra-
structure for one year, he said,
but it might be difficult to get a
developer to make repairs a year
later. Zoning board members
asked him to recommend a
reduced bond level.
Wiegers proposed that the
city draw a boundary around the
core of the city to designate areas
where commercial offices will be
allowed in residential districts.
At present, each decision is made
on a case-by-case basis.
Zoning board members
approved the concept, but Chm.
Michael 'J. Marchman admoib-
ished Wiegers: "No big ugly
signs."
SBoard members agreed to
consider relaxing the city's land
development regulations to allow
modular buildings to be set up in
areas other than residential sub-
divisions. They instructed
Wiegers to recommend specific
standards.
State law requires cities to
permit modular structures in res-
idential zones, but leaves it up to
cities to decide if they can be put
in other zones.
Donnie True, the city's build-
ing official, said the main prob-
lem comes when people want to
purchase old portable classrooms
and use them ,as places of busi-
ness. The city prohibits that, he
said.


Observing that neighborhood
.sentiment was solidly against
him, Harper told the zoning
board:
"I'm going to withdraw this
request. If I lived in their houses,
I would be here, too."
He said the subdivision would
represent a million dollar invest-
ment, adding: "The gamble is
tremendous.
"Probably somebody else out
there can do a better job."
McFadyn asked the zoning
board if Harper's withdrawal of
his application meant that the
property remains designated as
commercial.
"That's right," Marchman
replied.
Wiegers said the city could ini-
tiate a land use change.
Dr. Ralph Nobo asked Harper
to consider developing "premium
lots" in the subdivision.
Harper- said he didn't think
that was a feasible alternative on
the property in question, and
suggested that the city buy it as a
park and preserve the trees on it.
He also suggested that the
neighbors consider buying the
land.
"It's a dilemma for Bartow and
the neighbors," he added.


Bloodmobile

Schedule


Bloodmobiles from BloodNet
USA will be in Bartow, Fort Me-
ade, Mulberry, Bowling Green,
and Wauchula next week.
Dates and times are:
Bartow
Monday, March 21, Wal-
Mart Supercenter, 1050 East
Van Fleet Drive, 11 a.m. to 6
p.m.
Thursday, March 24, Erie
Manufacturing, 1520 Centennial
Drive, 1:30 to 3:30 p.m.
Friday, March 25, Sun
Trust Bank, 255 West Main
Street, 1 to 3:30 p.m.
Monday, March 28, Floral
Lakes Mobile Home Park, 2055
,South Flpra! Avenue, #303.,,.noon
to 3:30 p.m. I
Wednesday, March 30, First
Baptist Church, 410 East
Church Street, 5 to 8 p.m.
Thursday, March 31, Peace
River Citrus, 2020 Highway 17
South, 9 a.m. to noon; Polk
County Property Appraiser, 255
North Wilson Avenue, 11 a.m. to
2 p.m.
Friday, April 1, Gause Acad-
emy, 1395 West Polk Street, 9
am. to noon.

Fort Meade
Lewis Anna Woodbury Ele-
mentary, 115 South Oak Ave-
nue, 8 to 10:30 a.m.

iMulberry
'* Monday, March 21, Arroyo
Processing & Equipment, Inc.,
1351 State Road 60 West, 11:30
a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
** Thursday, March 24, Mo-
saic-Four Corners, Highway 37
South, 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.; Mosaic-
Pole Barn, 8415 State Road 62, 8
a.m. to 1 p.m.; Mosaic-New
Wales, County Line Road, 10:30
a.m. to 6:30 p.m.
Friday, March 25, Clark En-
vironmental, 755 N. Prairie
Mine Road, 10:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.;
Community First Credit Union,
1010 North Church Avenue, 1:30
to 5:30 p.m.
Thursday, March 31, CTL
Distribution, Bonnie Mine Road,
12:30 to 4:30 p.m.
Friday, April 1, Mulberry
Pharmacy, 1009 Church Avenue
North, 12:30 to 4 p.m.
Bowling Green
Monday, March 21, Wagon
Wheel RV Park, Bostick Road, 8
to 11 a.m.; Orange Blossom Mo-
bile Home Park, Highway 17
South, 8 a.m. to noon.


and said "it limits free speech,"
announcing his intent to vote
against it.
"Nobody's going to be happy
with it; it's going to continue to
create controversy. I don't think
it's the responsibility of the coun-
ty to create a forum for anybody,
whether it's the ACLU or the
Baptists," English said.
Senft said he was "willing to
give it a try."
The motion passed 4-to-1 over
English's dissenting vote.
The commission then voted
unanimously not to allow any
"free speech zone" displays until
after the October lottery.
Jarret said that means that
the application by an adult
Sunday school class of the First
Baptist Church of Bartow to put
an Easter display on county
property will not be considered.
It was a Christmas display put
up by the same class without
permission of th" county that
led to the creation of the "free
speech zone."


The meeting of two personalities is like the contact of two
chemical substances: if there is any Reaction, both are trans-
formed.
-Carl Gustav Jung


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By Terry Schiavone
Regional Administrator
National Highway Traffic
Safety Administration
Southeast Region

Everyone becomes Irish on St.
Patrick's Day, which in recent
years has made it a very danger-
ous night out due to impaired
drivers. More than 32 percent of'
all traffic fatalities on the na-
tion's highways around St. Pat-
rick's Day in 2003 were the re-
sult of impaired drivers with
blood alcohol content levels of
0.08 percent and above.
That is why it is imperative
that those who plan on consum-
ing alcohol during St. Patrick's
Day festivities designate a sober
driver before the parties begin.
Whether meeting a few friends
after work at the corner pub or
attending the big lbcal parade,
make sure that you and your
friends have reliable transporta-
tion from any event.


Driving impaired or ri:
with someone who is impaii.:
simply not worth the ri-,k .
could kill yourself or soe),
else, and the trauma anf, iInai
cial costs of a crash or a. arreret
for driving while impaired could
change your life forever.
Designating a sober driver be-
fore heading out to any St. Pat-
rick's Day activity and making
sure friends don't drive drunk
are just two of several simple
steps to helu avoid a tragic crash
or an arrest for impaired driving
during this time of celebration.

If you are planning to party
this St. Patrick's Day holiday, re-
member to:
Designate your sober driver
before the party begins and give
that person your car keys;
Make sure to eat before or
during the party. Enjoy the food
as well as the drink;
Avoid drinking too much al-
cohol too fast. Pace yourself -


Congressman Adam H. Put-
nam will be hosting a series of
town hall, business breakfast
and luncheon meetings during
the spring District work period.
Putnam will discuss a wide
variety of issues, including So-
cial Security, jobs and the econ-
omy, the war in Iraq and the war
on terrorism, prescription drugs
and Medicare.
"I look forward to hearing
from my constituents and listen-
ing to their ideas, opinions and
concerns," said. Putnam. "I wel-
come and urge all to attend and
share their thoughts with me."
For more details or to RSVP
to the business breakfasts and
luncheons, contact Jean Anthony
in the congressman's district of-
fice at 866-534-3530.

Monday, March 21
Lakeland Business Breakfast
- Cleveland.Heights Golf Club,
2900 Buckingham Avenue, Lake-


Citizen CPR, Inc., a United
Way agency, will hold its sixth
annual Bed Race in Downtown
Lakeland on Saturday, April 30.
This event will start at 9:30
a.m. and will continue until ap-
proximately noon p.m.
Race participants will race
their beds two at a time down
one city block.
There will be two divisions of
competition: Standard division -
identical, custom built race beds
provided by Citizen CPR to be
used by more than one group,
and Modified division any non-
motorized bed provided by the
team and used only by that team.
Both divisions require five
member teams consisting of four
runners and one rider. All beds
must be decorated to participate


Florida Center for Science
and Religion at Florida Southern
College will hold its annual
meeting on Spirituality and
Wellness on Saturday, March 19,
in Room 152 of the Polk Science
Building on the Florida South-
ern campus,
Registration begins at 9 a.m.
and the event concludes at 4:30
p.m. The meeting is free and
open to the public.
Lunch is available for $5.
The meeting features presen-
tations on spirituality and well-
ness, breakout sessions on the
roles of faith communities and
health professionals in wellness,
and a keynote address by Dr.


land, 7:30 a.m. $10.25 per person
Haines City Business Lunch-
eon Southern Dunes Golf and
Country Club, 2888 Southern
Dunes Blvd., West Room, Haines
City, noon $13 per person f
Poinciana Town Hall Meeting
- Solivita Ballroom, 395 Village
Drive, Poinciana, 7 p.m., free
Tuesday, March 22
Sun City Center Town Hall
Meeting SCC Community As-
sociation Center, 1009 N. Pebble
Beach Blvd., Sandpiper Room,
Sun City Center, 9 a.m., free
Apollo Beach-Ruskin Busi-
ness Luncheon Mariner's
Club Bahia Beach Island Resort,
611 Destiny Drive, Apollo Beach,
$15 per person
Temple Terrace Town Hall
Meeting Temple Terrace Li-
brary, 202 Bullard Parkway,
Temple Terrace, 7 p.m., free
Wednesday, March 23
Fort Meade Business Break-


in the parade of beds to be held
at 9:30 a.m.
Participants must be at least
16 years of age.
Call Citizen CPR at 680-1277
or e-mail citizencpr@msn.com for
an entry form.
. The entry fee is $ 100 per
team.
All registrants will receive a
free bed race shirt, refreshments
and a door prize ticket.
Organizations throughout
Polk County are encouraged to
participate.
Polk County EMS will be sell-
ing hot dogs and hamburgers
from 11:00 a.m. 12:30 p.m.
All proceeds from this event
will benefit Citizen CPR's com-
munity CPR training programs.


Keith G. Meador of Duke Divin-
ity School and Duke University
Medical School.
Meador will discuss "Spiritu-
ality and Health in a Therapeu-
tic Culture: Theological Consid-
erations and Concerns."
For more information about
the Florida Center for Science
and Religion or the annual meet-
ing, visit www.fcsr.net or con-
tact Dr. Sara Harding or Dr.
Nancy Morvillo at 680-4185 or
via e-mail at sharding@flsouth-
ern.edu or nmorvillo@flsouthern.
edu.
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anyone who is thinking of driv-
think ing while impaired.
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Break- symphony band and wind en-
untry semble will be performing on
East. Tuesday, March 22, at 7:30 p.m.
$16.50 in Branscomb Auditorium on the
FSC campus.
i nss Conductor Jo Jossim leads the
Lakes band.
Tickets are $20. FSC students
Blvd., are acdmitted- free of charge; noii-
12 per FSC stude; ;. ar, .idinitted ai
half price.
'fting For tick,! :-'iformation, crii-
onder- tact the Branscomb Auditorium
i., free box office at 680-4296.


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WOMEN'S FINALISTS and winners of Achievement Academy's 26th annual pro-am tennis tourna-
ment were (from left) pro finalist Ligia Bottinelli, winning amateur Stephanie Durham, Robert Hollis,
tennis pro of the Lakeland Yacht and Country Club, amateur finalist Jenny Wallace, and winning pro
Melody Snelen. (Photo by C. Schwartz)

Achievement Academy Wraps Up 26th

Annual Pro-Am Tennis Tourney


DON'T MESS WITH these
stats In her past three out-
ings, Bartow senior pitcher Lind-
sey Littlejohn has struck out 50
batters. What makes that num-
ber even more amazing is the
fact that she did pitch all seven
innings in every one of, those
games. (Staff photos by Rustin
Dwyer)


IT HAD TO HAPPEN some time, and it happened against senior
Lady Jacket pitcher Jerrica Sanchez. On March 8, the defending state
champion Bartow High School softball team finally surrendered a run
this season. Before routing Celebration 13-3, Bartow had outscored
the opposition 40-0.


Three Special Opportunity

Feral Hog Hunts Set


Three special opportunity hog
hunts have been scheduled on
the SUMICA site by Polk County
Environmental Lands Program
and the South Florida Water
Management District on April
29-30, Oct. 21-22 and Dec. 16-17.
Feral hogs are a non-native,
nuisance species that damage
natural areas, compete with na-
tive wildlife and destroy vegeta-
tion. Feral, which means "having
escaped from domestication and
become wild," is a term applied
to three types of wild hogs found
in the United States: feral hogs,
Russihn wild boar and hybrids
between these two types.
Florida has the second largest
wild hog population in the U.S.,
next to Texas. Wild hogs occur
throughout the state in various
habitats, but prefer moist forests
and swamps, and pine flatwoods.
They may cause great damage
by rooting with their broad
snouts, leaving large areas that
look like plowed fields.
Interested parties must apply
for County special use permits
(two-day permits) in person at
the Polk County Natural Re-
sources Division office between 7
and 7:30 a.m. on the following
dates:
For the April hunt: March


23, 2005
For the October hunt:
September 21, 2005
For the December hunt: No-
vember 16, 2005
No special use permit applica-
tions will be accepted over the
phone or on any dates other than
those listed above.
A maximum of thirty (30) per-
mits will be issued for each hunt.
Permits may be used for a single
party consisting of one or two
hunters. An adult (at least 18
years old) may have up to three
children under the age of 16 reg-
istered under their permit.
Pre-registration is mandatory.
Hunters are also required to
have all other necessary permits
and licenses, including the State
hunting license. Only shotguns,
muzzle loaders or primitive
weapons (bow and arrow) are
permitted. No dogs will be per-
mitted.
For complete hunt regula-
tions, contact the Polk County
Natural Resources Division at
534-7377. Information may also
be downloaded from the Polk
County website at http://www.
polk-county.net. Under "How can
we help you?" click on "Environ-
mental Lands" and follow links
to Feral Hog Hunt information.


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Thursday:
PCC softball at Cocoa Beach,
TBA
WIU baseball at home vs.
Fisher College (doubleheader) 4
p.m.
BHS JV baseball at home vs.
Mulberry, 5 p.m.
BHS JV softball at home vs.
Auburndale, 5:30 p.m. .
FMHS JV softball at home vs.
McKeel, 6 p.m.
WIU softball at Spring Arbor,
6 p.m.
BHS baseball at home vs.
Mulberry, 7:30 p.m.
BHS softball at home vs.
Auburndale, 7:30 p.m.
Friday:
BHS track and' field at home
(J.J. Corbett meet), TBA
FSC baseball at Lynn, 2:30
p.m.
PCC baseball at Pasco Her-
nando, 3 p.m.
FMHS JV softball at home vs
Kathleen. 5:30 p.m.
FMHS softball at home vs.
Kathleen. 7 p.m.
FSC softball at Tampa, 7 p.m.
FMHS baseball at home vs.
McKeel, 7 p.m.
BHS baseball at home vs.
Auburndale. 7:30 p.m.
Saturday:
PCC baseball at home vs.


Amateur Jeff Stokes and his
professional partner Kevin
Campbell won the men's division
title of Achievement Academy's
26th annual pro-am tennis tour-
nament on Sunday over finalist
amateur Nelson Hughes and
finalist pro Cliff Coleman.
In the women's division,
Stephanie Durham and her pro-
fessional partner Melody Snelen


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annual pro-am tennis tournament were (from left) pro finalist Cliff
Coleman, finalist amateur Nelson Hughes, winning amateur Jeff
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FSC softball at Tampa (dou-
bleheader), 4 p.m.
FSC baseball at Lynn (double-
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Monday:
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CC, 3 p.m.
BHS baseball at Lake Region
Spring Classic, TBA
FSC softball vs. Augustina at
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FSC softball vs. Missouri-St.
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WIU softball at home vs. Prai-
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Bunnies, cows, chickens and
some very professional looking
cakes and sewing projects are
just some of the highlights of the
Polk County Youth Fair.
Photos (clockwise from top,
left) A baby calf attended the
fair with his mother; a Western
theme was spotlighted in these
craft projects; a young rabbit
seems curious about the fair;
Dusty Locke of Lakeland holds
Barney, his rooster; creativity
was more than evident in the
table setting event; yummy
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The Polk County Democrat


March 17, 2005


Religion
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Spring Gospel
Fest Planned at
Mt. Zion AME

New Mt. Zion AME Church in
Bartow will host a Spring Gospel
Fest on Satuiday, March 19, at 6
p.m.
Several groups are scheduled
to perform, including the New
Wings of Faith, and Gene Bell
and the Culyer Family.
Admission is'free.
The church'is located at 710'
East Scott Ave. Rev. Cicero Carr
is pastor.


Tony Stoddart
In Revival
At First UPC

Evangelist Toiiy Stoddart and
family will be featured in revival
services at First United Pente-
costal 'Church in Bartow Sunday,
March 20, through Wednesday,
March 23.
Services begin at 10 a.m. and
6 p.m. Sunday, and at 7:30 p.m.
Monday throuigh-Wednesday.
The church is located at 160A
East Sumnnierlini. R. Phillip Hof-
stetter is pastor,
For further information or
prayer, call 533-3974,, or visit
www.bartowupc.org.


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The Dixie Echoes to Perform
At Crossroads Baptist Church


Crossroads Baptist Church in
Lakeland will present the Dixie
Echoes Quartet in concert on
Good Friday, March 25, at 7 p.m.
Formed in 1960, and consid-
ered to be one of the pioneer
Southern gospel groups, the
,Dixie Echoes have maintained a
refreshing vocal style, and a di-
verse selection of songs that ap-
peal to audiences of all ages, a
spokesman said.
The group has released more


than 50 albums, and have had
numerous top 10 singles. They
have performed throughout the
United States and Canada.
While there is no charge for
the concert, a love offering will
be accepted.
The church is located between
. Highland City and Bartow, im-
mediately north of the 7-11 con-
venience store at Highway 98
and County Road 540A.


Joint Maundy Thursday Service
Methodists Host Scott Humston I
Set at FM First Presbyterian

The First Presbyterian and rian pastor, and Rev. Richard


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Scott Humston will minister at First United Methodist Church
in Fort Meade on Sunday, March 20, at 6 p.m. Humston is the son
of Rich Humston, pastor of the church. He has been traveling to dif-
ferent churches and ministering for more than 10 years. "Scott's
unique talents and gifts for relating to children, youth, and adults,
have made him the correct choice when it comes to family renewal
and outreach in churches of all sizes and denominations," a spokes-
man said. The church is located at 135 E. Broadway. For further in-
formation, call 285-9059. (Photo provided)


Set at Wildwood Revival Set at


Revival services are planned
,at Wildwood Baptist Church in-
Bartow for. Sunday through
-.Wednesday-; March 20-23-, n,
Dr'. Rodrxey, Keith will be. the
.speaker for therevival. .
The ch qrch is located at 1120
South Woodlawln Avenue.
For more information, call
533-694 4.


New Experience
New Experience Victory and
SPraise Tabernacle will hold a re-
vival Wednesday, March 30,
thrOugh Friday, April 1, at 7:30
p.m. nightly.
Evangelist Mederican Warner
will speak at the services.
The church is located at 870
Main Street in Bartow.


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Church

News .

On Page 3B


First United Methodist
Churches in Fort Meade will
conduct a joint Maundy Thurs-
day service in the Presbyterian
sanctuary on March 24 at 7 p.m.
The service will be a com-
memoration of the Lord's Supper
as instituted by Jesus during his
last week on earth. '.
Rev. Jack Taylor, Presbyte-


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Humston, Methodist pastor, will
lead the service, with Rev. Tay-
lor bringing the homily.
The service will feature spe-
cial music and Holy Communion.
The church is located at the
corner of First and Pine Streets.
For further information, call
285-9059.


Heaven's Angels to Reenact
Crucifixion on Good Friday


Heaven's Angels Drama Team
will reenact the crucifixion of
Christ on Good Friday, March
25, at 11 a.m., beginning at Pat-
terson Park in Fort Meade and
ending at the corner of Broad-
way and South Seminole Ave-
nue.
Drama team members,
dressed in costume, will portray
Jesus carrying His cross from
Patterson Park to Broadway.
When the team reaches Broad-
way, they will proceed down the
north side of the street to Te-
cumseh Avenue, come up the
south side of Broadway, and
stop at the corner of Broadway


and Seminole.
The portrayal of the crucifix-
ion will take place there at noon,
accompanied by the song, "The
Blood."
"The team and I are praying
this presentation will help pre-
pare those who observe it to cele-
brate the Easter season as they
remember Christ's passion and
resurrection," Director Brenda
Boyd said.
Heaven's Angels Drama Team
is a ministry of Cornerstone
Church of God in Fort Meade.
For more information, call
285-9600.


Holy Week Services to be Held
At Lakeland First Presbyterian


First Presbyterian Church of
Lakeland has announced its
Holy Week service schedule.
The services will be held:
Palm Sunday, March 20, at
8:15 and 10:30 a.m., traditional
worship service.
Wednesday, March 23, at 6
'p.m., Passover Seder service, in-
formal service.
Maundy Thursday, March
24, at 7:30~p.m., communion
service with gospel readings,
music, and tolling of the bell.
Good Friday, March 25, at


7:30 p.m., Good Friday Tenebrae
service, a service of shadows.
Easter Sunday, March 27,
at 6:30 a.m., sunrise service on
the front lawn of the church, fol-
lowed by a continental breakfast;
8:15 and 10:30 a.m., identical
Easter services.
The church is located at 175
Lake Hollingsworth Drive. For
further information, call the
church office at 686-7187.
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Most of us have hit low points
when despair moved us to won-
der if life was worth the effort.
During these down and dry
times, some have even consid-
ered or committed suicide. Fi-
nancial difficulties, family prob-
lems, poor health, the bondage of
alcohol or other drugs may con-
tribute to moving one toward
this tragic exit.
During the past few decades,
some religious groups have been
seduced by death. Mass suicides
in California, Central America,
Canada, and Europe have pro-
duced heartbreaking headlines
describing the demise of large
numbers of deluded people who
chose to end their lives at the di-
rection of misled leaders.
In 1997, millions were
shocked by the "Heaven's Gate"
tragedy in which 39 members of
this California group ended their
lives thinking they were shed-
ding their "earthly containers" to
move to "the level above." And
who can forget the 1978 Jones-
town, Guyana, nightmare when
914 followers of Jim Jones be-
came victims of a mass suicide
plan.
Actually, the number of vic-
tims of suicide goes well beyond
those who end their lives be-
cause all who love them are vic-
tims, too.
I know.
My father made this terrible
choice.
I know the shocked, sinking
feeling that comes when the rea-
son for death is learned. I know
what it is to be haunted by the
unwanted, but recurring ques-
tion: "What could I have done to
prevent this?" I know the desire
to turn back the calendar a few
days or weeks to have time
enough to fix whatever was-
wrong.
But I also know what it is to
find peace.
The words of Jesus, when He
prepared His disciples for His
coming crucifixion, became my
source of strength (John 14-16). I
read them again and again, al-
lowing their comfort and faith-
building power to flow through
my mind and quiet my heart.
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songs and sermons focusing on
these promises, I'll be reminded


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\ Reflections On

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By Roger Campbell


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again that on the darkest day,
faith drives the clouds away.
Following the "Heaven's Gate"
disaster, attorney Tim Stoen
wrote an article in Newsweek
entitled "The Most Horrible
Night of My Life," in which he
told of the night he knew his son
would die with 913 others at
Jonestown and he was unable to
do anything to prevent it.
He concluded his moving
story by saying he came to faith
in Christ in 1991, and now
knows God's forgiveness and
peace, adding he hoped the fami-
lies of the "Heaven's Gate" vic-
tims would find peace, too.
Stoen was writing about the
same peace I found and that is
available to you no matter what
is going on around you.
Suicide is never God's will. It
is an irreversible solution to a
temporary problem that God is
able to solve.
Silence that sinister voice
that insists you have no reason
to live.
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planned its 46th annual chicken
barbecue for Sunday, April 3,
from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
The event, which is always
held the Sunday following
Easter, is sponsored by "the
men's and women's clubs of the
church.
The menu includes: half a
barbecue chicken, cole slaw,
baked beans, roll, dessert, and
coffee or tea. The cost is $7 per
person, eat-in or carry-out.
Tickets are- available from
church members, or may be pur-
chased at the door.
The church is located at 2180
Kissingen Avenue.


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Bishop to Visit Holy Trinity


March 17, 2005


The Polk County Democrat


By REV. JAMES L. SNYDER

Right after the president won
his reelection bid for the White
House, he made an interesting
comment.,
He said he was going to spend
his "political-capital" wisely.
At first, I did not understand
what he was talking about, but
then I began to think about it.
All his work in getting reelected
, won him a certain amount of in-
r. fluence with the people who
helped reflect him.
I never thought of it that way.
, But it got me thinking about my
i own situation, so I began evalu-
ating my capital.
It certainly wasn't in my
checkbook. Although I have lots
of checks remaining, the bank
insisted I didn't have any capital
in my account. According to the
A bank, the only capital I had was
in my name.
As I dug around in my life, I
discovered I did earn capital and
I needed to figure out how to
Spend it wisely.
The capital I'm talking about
. is my "ailment-capital." My re-
cent illness, which necessitated
me going to the hospital, cer-
tainly had earned me some
Sspendable capital.
j, The more I thought about it,
the more excited I became, al-
most like putting on a pair of
trousers and finding a $20 bill in
the front pocket.
I was anxious to begin spend-
ing my "ailment-capital." After
all, my illness had cost me quite
a bit and represented a major in-
vestment on my part. So now, I
intended to get some payback. -
My first plan, of action was
telling people. about my illness. I
had rehearsed my story and
knew it well.
However, it was then that I
ran up against a block wall. It
rather caught me off guard, if
you know what I mean.
The first person I met set my
- plan into action. Carefully, I in-
troduced the subject of my stay
in the hospital.
Much to my bewilderment,
they immediately began postu-
, lating on their recent visit to the
hospital. According to them,
their stay in the hospital was
much more serious than my stay
in the hospital.
I slipped into the conversa-


tion, when I had the chance, that
I experienced the worst head-
ache while in the hospital.
"Headache?" They almost
shouted to me. "You talk about
headaches, I had such a severe
headache that the nurse gave me
enough painkiller to put 12 ele-
phants out of their misery, and it
never even touched my head-
ache. The doctor told me that it
was the worst headache he had
ever seen in his entire life."
When they took a breath, I
jumped in and mentioned how
high my temperature was.
"High temperature? You talk
about high temperature; my
temperature was so high they
had to put me in a tub of ice
cubes for three days before my
temperature even came down.
The nurse told me that it was
the worst case of high-tempera-
ture she had ever seen in her
life."
By this time, I was becoming
a little discouraged and won-
dered if I would ever be able to
tell my story.
Then I had a brilliant idea. I
mentioned that while in the hos-
pital I suffered a severe case of
diarrhea. I could not imagine
anybody trying to upstage some-
one with diarrhea.
Boy, was I wrong.
"Diarrhea? Did you say diar-
rhea?" I slowly nodded my head
in the affirmative.
"When I was in the hospital I
had such a severe case of diar-
rhea that I stayed on the toilet
for 30 days without getting up.
My doctor told me it was the se-
verest case of diarrhea he had
ever read about."
By this time I despaired ever
cashing any of my "ailment-capi-
tal." It seems such a shame for
all that capital to go to waste.
I thought I should give it at
least one more try.
Refusing to quit just yet,
when the next lull in the conver-
sation came, I was ready.
"When I came into the hospi-
tal," I chirped enthusiastically,
"the doctor thought I was having
a heart attack..."
"Heart attack? Did I hear you
talk about having a heart at-
tack? Three years ago, they
rushed me to the hospital be-
cause I was having a real heart
attack. The ambulance driver
didn't think he would get to the


Good Friday Crosswalk and

Mid-Day Service in Bartow


Bartow's annual community
Crosswalk and Mid-day service
will be on" Good Friday, March
25.
The crosswalk will begin at
11:40 a.m., from four locations:
Citrus & Chemical Bank parking
lot on North Broadway, Country
Chicken & Fish on East Main,
First Assembly of God on South
Broadway,aind ABC Pizza on
West Main.
Participants in the crosswalk
will gather at 11:30 a.m. at the
location of their choice. At 11:40,
each group will walk and/or
carry a cross to the center of
town, where the Good Friday
Crosswalk service will be held at
noon on the south lawn of the
Historic Polk County Courthouse


on Main.
The 'service will focus on the
passion and suffering of Jesus
Christ on the cross. Pastors and
musicians from various local
churches will share in the lead-
ership of the service.
Worshipers are invited to
bring a lawn chair, towel, or
blanket to sit on the lawn..
In the event of inclement
weather, the service will take
place in the sanctuary of First
United Methodist.Church, 310 S.
Broadway, three blocks south of
the courthouse.
.For more information, call Fa-
ther Wally Reynolds, event coor-
dinator, of Holy Trinity Episco-
pal Church, at 533-3581.


Holy Week Services Set

At Bartow ARP Church

Associate Reformed Presbyte- the last supper Jesus ate with
rian Church in Bartow has an- His disciples. This worship serv-
nounced the schedule for its an- ice received its name from the
nual Holy Week services. Latin translation of John 13:34:
The services are: "A new commandment (manda-
Sunday, March 20, Palm tum) I give to you that you love
Sunday Cantata; Rev. Charles one another, just as I have loved
Clendinen presiding. Services for you."
the remainder of the week will Friday, March 25, 7 a.m.,
be led by Rev. John S. Kimmons, Good Friday service. This early
pastor emeritus of Christ Corn- morning service focuses on the
munity Church in Greerisboro, death of Jesus on the cross.
N.C. Sunday, March 27, 8:45 and
Thursday, March 24, 6 p.m., 11 a.m., Easter worship services.
Maundy Thursday Holy Com- The church is located at 205
union service, memorializing East Stanford.

Women's Club Luncheon Set

Lakeland ChristianWomen's Beach is the guest speaker. Her
Club South will hold a musical topic is "An adventurous traveler
program and luncheon Wednes- tells of the perfect destination."
day, April 6, from 11 a.m. to 1 The cost is $14.50 inclusive.
p.m., at The Club at Eagle- Child care is available for pre-
brooke. school children free of charge.
A musical program, entitled Reservations and cancella-
"With a Song in Your Heart," tions must be made by Sunday,
will be presented by Jerilynn April 3, by calling Freddie at
Hanna, soloist, of Lakeland. 647-4349 or Wylene at 859-7773,
Barbara Moss of Melbourne or e-mail fcsecy@aol.com.


hospital in time."
If I thought he was done with
this story, I thought wrong.
"My heart attack was so bad I
had 17 bypasses. And it was so
serious that when the heart sur-
geon opened up my chest, my
heart attacked him."
I gave up. It's a wise person
who knows when he's been beat,
and I've been beat.
"My doctor said," this person
continued despite my obvious
disinterest, "that my heart at-
tack was the worst heart attack
he had ever heard of in all the
years of practicing medicine."
I suppose I'll have to bank my
"ailment-capital" and save it for
a rainy day. Or at least, when I
can find some unsuspecting per-
son to tell my story to.
For me, the worst thing in the
world is having something excit-
ing to talk about and no audi-
ence eager to listen.
I must confess being a little
discouraged when a thought hit
me. I do have an audience.
The Bible declares, "Be care-
ful for nothing; but in every
thing by prayer and supplication
with thanksgiving let your re-
quests be made known unto God.
And the peace of God, which pas-
seth all understanding, shall
keep your hearts and minds
through Christ Jesus." (Philippi-
ans 4:6-7 KJV).
No matter what is on my
mind at any time of the day, I
have access to the greatest ears
in the world. By pouring out my
heart to God, He replaces it with
peace.
What a great deal.

The Padgetts
In Concert
Sunday

Cornerstone Church of God in
Fort Meade will feature in con-
cert The Padgetts from Lakeland
on Sunday, March 20, at 6 p.m.
The church is located at Ten
South Seminole Avenue.
For more information, call
285-8255.

Sheila Crouch

Guest Speaker

At Oak Park

Oak Park Baptist Church of
Fort Meade's Women on Mis-
sions -organization will sponsor a
women's brunch Saturday,
March 19, at 10 a.m., in the fel-
lowship hall of the church.
Sheila Crouch is guest
speaker.
The church is located at 615
Olandt.
Those interested in attending
should contact Edith Putnel at
285-9261.

Talent Show
March 27

A young adults talent show
will be held Sunday, March 27,
at 6 p.m., at the Christian Com-
munity Activity Center at 545
Main Street in Bartow.
First, second, and third place
prizes will be awarded.
For further information, call
Mederican Warner at 533-7616,
or Barbara Walker at 533-9758.


Gospel Sing
Set at Unity
Freewill

A gospel sing is planned for
Saturday, March 19, at 7 p.m.,
at Unity Freewill Baptist
Church in Mulberry.
The group Voice of Triumph
will be featured.
The church is located at 303
N.W. Ninth Ave.



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Church News

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The Right Rev. John W.
Howe, D.D., will visit Holy Trin-
ity Episcopal Church in Bartow
on Palm Sunday, March 20.
The festival eucharist and
confirmation service will com-
mence at 10:30 a.m., with the
Liturgy of the Palms beginning
in the parish's memorial garden.
The Liturgy of Palms cele-
brates Jesus' triumphal entry
into Jerusalem, Rev. Dr. Wally
Reynolds, church rector, said.
The service will celebrate a festi-
val Holy Communion and Confir-
mation, and will include the re-
sponsive reading of the passion
narrative from the Gospel of
Matthew, which depicts the
story of Jesus' crucifixion and
His burial in the tomb.
Following the service, a gala
reception to welcome Bishop
Howe and honor the confir-
mands will be held in Carleton
Hall, the parish fellowship hall.
No 8 a.m. service will be held,
due to the Bishop's visit.
"We are particularly pleased
that Bishop Howe will be joining
us on The Sunday of Passion,
Palm Sunday, which begins Holy
Week," Reverend Reynolds said.
"It is an honor to have the
Bishop with us to begin this spe-
cial time of commemoration of
the events leading up to the cru-
cifixion and resurrection of our
Lord Jesus Christ."
Other services slated during
Holy Week include a Maundy
Thursday service on March 24 at
7 p.m., with Holy Communion II


The Florida Center for Sci-
ence and Religion at Florida
Southern College will hold its
annual meeting on spirituality
and wellness Saturday, March
19, in room 152 of the Polk Sci-
ence building on -the Florida
Southern campus. .
e Registration begins at 9 a.m.,
and the event concludes at 4:30
p.m.
The meeting is free and open
to the public. Lunch is available
for $5.
The meeting features presen-
tations on spirituality and well-
ness, breakout sessions on the
roles of faith communities and
health professionals in wellness,
and a keynote address by Dr.
Keith G. Meador of Duke Divin-


St. Paul A.M.E. Church in
Fort Meade will host its second
annual Women's Conference
April 8-10.
The conference theme is
"Women Step into Your Season."
The purpose of the conference
is "to inform and empower
women and youth to become all
that God has purposed and des-
tined them to become through
teaching workshops and preach-
ing," Pastor Shirley Williams
said.
The event will kick off Friday,
April 8, at 7 p.m., with Rev. Ella
Edwards from Nocatee.
At 10 a.m. Saturday, work-
shops will be held with Rev.
Betty Watson, Rev. Sharon
Tucker, and Minister Sandara
Williams.
Saturday night will feature a
"Youth Jam," where youth from


A community-wide outdoor
Sunrise Service will be held
again this year in the city of Bar-
tow on Easter Sunday, starting
at 6:30 a.m.
The annual service is spon-
sored by the Bartow Ministerial
Association, and will be held at
the IMC-Agrico Park bandshell.
The Easter message will be
given by Rev. Bob Hicks, director
of the East Polk Chapter of
Habitat for Humanity. Reverend
Hicks is an ordained pastor and
spiritual director in the Heart of
Florida Emmaus Community.
Pastors from various local
churches will share in the lead-
ership of the service.
The service will include a
blend of traditional hymns and
contemporary praise songs.
Hymns will have accompani-
ment by Carol Keen, piano, and
Richard Lake, trumpet, while


ity School and Duke University
Medical School.
Meador will discuss "Spiritu-
ality and Health in a Therapeu-
tic Culture: Theological Consid-
erations & Concerns."
The event is funded in part by
Florida Southern College and
the Local Societies Initiative of
the Metanexus Institute on Re-
ligion and Science (www.me-
tanexus.net).
For more information about
the Florida Center for Science
and Religion or the annual meet-
ing, visit www.fcsr.net, or con-
tact Dr. Sara Harding or Dr.
Nancy Morvillo by calling 680-
4185 or by e-mailing sharing@
flsouthern.edu or nmorvillo@
flsouthern.edu.


throughout Polk County, and as
far away as Eatonville, will join
together to worship in song and
dance.
A commitment service will
take place Sunday at 11 a.m.,
with Missionary Mildred Eason,
supervisor of the Department of
Women for the Church of God in
Christ.
"You do not want to miss this
opportunity to step into your
season of healing, wholeness,
and restoration," Pastor Wil-
liams said.
A continental breakfast and
lunch will be served on Satur-
day, and dinner will be served
Sunday.
For further information and
directions, call 285-7334 or 285-
9516.
The church is located at 31
Southeast Fourth Street.


Praise Bands will lead songs and
choruses.
Bleacher seating is available;
however, due to the probability
of morning dew, worshipers are
encouraged to bring a towel. A
central area will be reserved for
those who wish to bring their
own lawn chairs or blankets.
In the event of rain, the serv-
ice will be held in the sanctuary
of Holy Trinity Episcopal
Church, 500 W. Stuart, at the
corner of Stuart and Floral.
For more information, contact
Pastor Roy Lowe, event coordi-
nator, of First United Methodist
Church of Bartow, 533-0904.

An indoor Sunrise Service will
be held Easter Sunday beginning
at 6 a.m. at the Carver Recrea-
tion Center gym. This event is
sponsored by the Bartow Minis-
terial Alliance.


Out of My Range byDawnWade


The Right Rev. John W.
Howe, D.D.
and the traditional foot washing;
1:30 and 3 p.m. vigils, and a 7
p.m. Stations of the Cross serv-
ice on Good Friday, March 25;
The Great Vigil of Easter and
Holy Communion II at 7 p.m. on
Holy Saturday, March 26; and a
9:30 a.m. festival breakfast, and
10:30 a.m. Festival Holy Eucha-
rist Holy Communion II service
on Easter Sunday, March 27.
The church is located at 500
West Stuart, at the corner of
Stuart and Floral.
For further information, call
the church office at 533-3581, or
visit www.holytrinitylives.com.
Church office hours are Monday
through Friday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.


(Continued from 12B)

Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
Mix flour, salt and pepper;
coat chicken. Stir water into egg.
Dip chicken in egg; coat with
combined cheese and corn flakes.
Place chicken in 13x9x2-inch
baking dish; drizzle with butter.
Bake 1 hour or until chicken is
cooked thoroughly. Serve imme-
diately.


Oven-Fried Pork Chops
4 pork loin chops, trimmed
2 tablespoons fat-free mayon-
naise
1 tablespoon lemon juice
1/2 cup corn meal
1/4 cup flour
1/4 cup plain bread crumbs
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon ground black
pepper
Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
Rinse pork chops under cold
water and pat dry with paper
towels.
In a small bowl, combine may-
onnaise and lemon juice; whisk
until smooth. Place dry ingredi-
ents in a round cake pan or pie
tin and stir. Lightly brush the
pork chops with the lemon 'and
mayonnaise mixture. Place in
crumb mixture and coat evenly.
Arrange chops on cookie sheet
that has been lightly coated with
cooking oil spray. Bake on top
rack of oven 20 to 25 minutes or
until done.


Pepper Biscuits
2 cups flour
1 tablespoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
2 teaspoons ground black pep-
per
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
3/4 cup shortening, chilled
1. cup buttermilk
Preheat oven to 450 degrees.
Lightly grease a baking sheet; set
aside.
Sift together flour, pepper,
baking powder, salt and baking
soda. Add any coarse bits of pep-
per that stayed behind in the
sifter. Cut in shortening until
mixture resembles coarse corn-
meal. Add enough buttermilk to
make a soft dough, mixing just
until the dough holds together.
Roll or pat out dough on a
floured work surface and cut into
biscuits; place biscuits, slightly
touching, on prepared baking
sheet. Bake until golden brown,
about 8 to 10 minutes.


Sausage and Green Chile
Hush Puppies
Green chiles and cayenne pep-
per add some serious zip to these
Southern cuisine mainstays. Hot
and slightly crunchy on the out-
side and tender and fluffy on the
inside, these are perfect as an
appetizer or served along side
any of your favorite fried foods.
1/2 cup Albers yellow corn
meal
1-1/4 teaspoons baking powder
1/8 teaspoon cayenne pepper
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 cup all-purpose flour
1 large egg, lightly beaten
1/4 cup milk
1 can (4-oz.) Ortega diced
green chiles
4 ounces sausage, cooked,
crumbled and drained
1/4 cup diced red bell pepper
1/4 cup frozen corn
2 cups or more vegetable oil,
for frying
1 cup Ortega salsa
Sift together cornmeal, baking
powder, cayenne pepper, salt and
flour in small bowl.
Combine egg and milk in
medium bowl; add cornmeal mix-
ture and mix well. Add chiles,
sausage, bell pepper and corn;
stir just until combined.


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Heat approximately 1-1/2
inches of oil in skillet to 350
degrees. Drop 1 tablespoon por-
tions of batter into oil and fry 2 to
2-1/2 minutes, turning as needed,
until golden brown on all sides.
Drain on paper towels. Serve
with salsa.


Savory Chicken and
Dumplings
Savory chicken and dumplings
is a satisfying and hearty entr6e.
Serve alongside a green salad for
a well-rounded meal.
1/2 pound boneless, skinless
chicken breasts, cut into 1-inch
pieces
1/2 pound boneless, skinless
chicken thigh cutlets, cut into 1-
inch pieces
1/4 cup flour
1 teaspoon salt, divided
1/2 teaspoon ground black
pepper, divided
2 tablespoons vegetable oil
1 large onion, peeled and diced
2 cans (14.5-oz.) chicken broth
2 carrots, peeled and sliced
into 1-inch rounds
2 stalks celery, cut into 1/2-
inch pieces
1 large lemon, juiced
1 bay leaf .
1 teaspoon dried thyme
2-1/4 cups baking mix
2/3 cup 2 percent milk
Place chicken in a clean plas-
tic bag. Add flour, half of the salt
and half of the pepper and shake
well to coat. Shake off excess
flour and set aside.
Heat oil in a large pot over
medium-high heat. Saute chick-
en pieces until golden on all
sides, about 5 minutes. Add onion
and saute 3 more minutes.
Add broth and scrape to
remove any browned bits stuck to
the bottom of the pot. Add carrot,
celery, lemon juice, bay leaf,
thyme and remaining salt and
pepper. Bring to a boil, partially
cover and reduce heat.
-Simmer until chicken and veg-
etables are tender, about 20 min-
utes.
Meanwhile, combine baking
mix and milk; mix until smooth
and drop from a tablespoon on
top of the stew. Cover and sim-
mer until dumplings spring back
to the touch, about 15 minutes.
Spoon into bowls and serve.


Shrimp & Garlic Grits
Try this great grits recipe. The
combination of shrimp, garlic
and grits will bring rave reviews
from your family and friends.
3 cups water
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 cup Albers quick grits
1 container (6.5-7 oz.) gourmet
cheese spread, garlic flavor
2 tablespoons butter
2 tablespoons olive oil
1 large tomato, chopped
2 cloves garlic, finely chopped
1 tablespoon tomato paste
1/4 teaspoon Old Bay season-
ing
1/8 teaspoon cayenne pepper
1 pound medium shrimp,
peeled, deveined
1 tablespoon lemon juice
Bring water and salt to a boil
in a medium saucepan; stir in
grits. Cover; reduce heat to low.
Cook, stirring occasionally, for 8
to 10 minutes or until grits are
thickened. Remove from heat and
stir in cheese spread. Keep
warm.
Melt butter and oil in large,
nonstick skillet. Add tomato, gar-
lic, tomato paste, Old Bay sea-
soning and cayenne pepper. Cook
until tomato begins to soften.
Add shrimp and lemon juice;
cook, stirring occasionally, until
shrimp turn pink.
Place grits mixture on platter;
top with shrimp mixture.










The Polk County Democrat


March 17, 2005


S


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT
FOR. POLK COUNTY,
FLORIDA
PROBATE DIVISION
IN RE: ESTATE OF
BETTY WIGGINS,
Deceased..'
File No.
05-CP-0350
NOTICE 'TO CREDITORS
TO ALL PERSONS HAVING
CLAIMS OR DEMANDS AGAINST
'THE ABOVE ESTATE .
S. You are hereby notified that an
Order of'Summary Administration
has been entered in the estate of
Betty Wiggins, deceased, File.
Number 05-CP-0350; by the Cir-
cuit Court for Polk County, Florida,
Probate Division, the address of
which is 255 North Broadway, Bar-
tow, FL 33831; that the decedent's
date of death was December 15,
2004; that the total value of the es-
tate is-$49,560:00 and that the
names and addresses of those to
whomiit has' been assigned by
such order are:
Gene E. Wiggmns
1002 S Lake Mariarr Drive
Winter Haven, FL'33884
Bobbie W. Oart .
5 Spencer Shores
Haines City, FL 33845
Annie Ruth Sebert
2806 Harriet Drive
Orlando, FL 3281.2
Carolyn Fowler ..
3315 Heathgate Court
Orlando, FL 32812
ALL INTERESTED PERSONS ARE
NOTIFIED THAT:, ,
All creditors of the estate of
the decedent and persons hav-
ing claims or demands against
the estate of the decedent
other than those foir whom pro-
vision for payment was made in
the Order of Summary Admin-
istration must file their claims
with this court WITHIN THREE
(3) MONTHS. AFTER:THE DATE
OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF
THIS NOTICE. '
ALL CLAIMS AND DEMANDS
NOT SO FILED WILL' BE FOR-
EVER BARRED.
NOTWITHSTANDING THE
TIME PERIOD SET FORTH
ABOVE, ANY CLAIM FILED TWO
(2) OR MORE YEARS AFTER THE
DECEDENT'S DATE OF DEATH
IS BARRED.
The date of first publication
of this notice is 'March 10,
2005. -
Personal Representative:
'"'Gen6 E. Wiggins
1002 S. Lake Mariam Drive
Winter Haven, FL 33884
Bobbie W. Carter
5 Spencer Shores
Haines City, FL 33845
Annie Ruth Sebert
'2806.Harriet D'rive,'
Orlando, FL 32812
Carolyn Fowler '
"C:3315 Heihi ;el Cobrt
Col.id.J... FL ll2812
Attorney for Persohal Repre-
sentative:" "
Debra'L.'Clfrie, Eq; "
Fl6rida Bar No. :2'52'-? 35
Peterson & Myers, P.A.
P.O. Drawer-7'608
Winter Haven, FL-33853-7608
Telephone' (863) 2-94-3360
Mar.:1 0, 17, 2005-0'835





IN THE CIRCUIT COORT'OF THE
TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN
AND FOR POLK COUNTY,
FLORIDA
G.E. .CAPITAL MORTGAGE
SER'vICE lIC .
PF'lair f :,r I.
Vs.
DAVID E.F. REWELL,'ETAL, .
Defendant. .
Case Npurber:
2004-CA,2g72
NOTICE.OF0SA.LE
N otice is hereby' give that pur-
suant to a final judgment entered
in the-,above entitled cause in the
'Circuit Court of Polk County, Flor-
.ida, l;Will sell the property situate
r FPo' Counrr,, Florida, described

LOT 25 OF WHISPER
LAKE I, AS; SHOWN BY
MAP. OR PLAT
THEREOF RECORDED
IN THE OFFICE OF THE
CLERK QF THE CIR-
CUIT' COURT ,, IN. AND
FOR POLK ':COUNTY,
FLORIDA, IN PLAT
'BOOK .80,. PAGE 29..
A/K/A ,. 822. WHISPER
LAKE COURT, WINTER
HAVEN, FL 33880
at public sale, [o [the h.ges[.
and best bidder for,cash, at the
East Corridor, First iloor, Polk
County Courthouse, 255 North
Br.:.adwa,, Polk ,C6unty in Bar-
-ow, Florida, at 9:00 A.M. on
the .5Jth d., of March. 2005.
All tales are to be nela at ine east
enc of Irse east corridor Irs.I floor,
of t-e Pol- Counrl, Co'unnouse lo-
cated at 255 'firnn Broaaway Ave-
hue Barr,..' Ficrlca Please note
that The main entrarce 1is ..cated
on Cnurch Streel H o entry is pos-
sible' froin Bioadway Atenue? In
the event'any'terriporary change is
rece:sar', the Cleirk'will post a "
h:Nce oL', Change at (he sale lo-
cahCn daectir.g Ihe bdders to the
trFporar, sale Iccalin
If you are a person, W rtl disabilities
who -,ees n a,:,mrr, rrc.daiion in
orde- o0 parId cpac ir inis pro-
ceeddng you are enlihted at no
cost to you, te the provision.of cer-
tain assistance. Please ,.onact Ihe
.Office of the 'Court-Administrator,
(863)' 534-"4690, within two (2)
.working days of your receipt of this

nol;.e:. if you are hearing or voice
impred cail TDD 863 534-7777
Cr Florida Relay Seri5es 711.
RICHARD M. WEISS "
Clerk of Circ'uit Courts
By /s/ Lori Armijo 'l'
0 e p uu t C le r k 1 '
(C'c'un S eal .i '
Mar. 10,-17, 2005-0827 "


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR
POLK COUNTY, FLORIDA PRO-
BATE DIVISION
IN RE: ESTATE OF
HELEN R. PUFFER,
Deceased.
File No.
05-CP-0090
NOTICE TO CREDITORS
The administration of the estate
of HELEN R. PUFFER, deceased,
whose date of death was Septem-
ber 7, 2004, and whose Social Se-
curity Number is 480-30-7595, is
pending in the Circuit Court for
Polk County, Florida, Probate Divi-'
sion, the address of which is P 0
Box 9000, Drawer CC-4, Bartow,
Florida 33831. The names and ad-
dresses of the personal represen-
tative and the personal represen-
tative's attorney are set forth be-
low.
All creditors of the decedent
and other persons, having claims
or demands against decedent's
estate on whom a copy of this no-
tice nas been served, must file
their claims with this court WITHIN
,tE 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
ciums 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 IS BARRED.
THE DATE OF FIRST PUBLI-
CATION OF THIS NOTICE IS:
March 10, 2005.
Personal Representative: -
Douglas L. Puffer
1036 Lake Deeson Woods Lane
Lakeland, FL 33805
Attorney for Personal Representa-
tive:
JAMES P. HAHN, ESQUIRE
Attorney
Florida Bar No. 032756
HAHN, McCLURG, WATSON,
GRIFFITH & BUSH
P.O. Box 38
Lakeland, FL 33802
Telephone: 863/688-7747
Mar. 10, 17,,2005-0867



POLK COUNTY DEMOCRAT
#2005-0351
SALE DATE: 4/14/2005
NOTICE OF APPLICATION
FOR TAX DEED
(CHAPTER 197.512 -
FLORIDA STATUTES)
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT
WILLIAM C SOUTHERLAND
the holder of the following cer-
tificates, has filed said certifi-
cates for a tax deed to be is-
sued thereon. The certificate
numbers and years of issuance,
the description of the property
and the names in which it was
assessed are as.follows:
CERTIFICATE NO.
16426
1621 1
15201
15192
14728
14579
13948
YEARS OF ISSUANCE
5/31/2001
5/31/2002
5/31/2000
'5/28/1999
5/29/1998
5/30/2003
5/30/1997
DESCRIPTION OF PROP-
ERTY:
S 1/2 OF'SW 1/4 OF NW
1/4 OF NE 1/4 OF NE
1/4 BEING LOT 41 OF
UNREC GROVELAND
HIGHLANDS
Section 05, Township
31, Range 26
PROPERTY ID NUMBER:
05-31-26-000000,-
-011030
Name in which assessed: FORD
N RACKLEY
All of said property being in the
County of Polk, State of Flor-
ida. To redeem property, pay-
ment must be made by Cashi-
er's Check or Money Order. NO
PERSONAL CHECKS WILL BE
ACCEPTIE. Unless such certifi-
cate shall be redeemed accord-
ing to law, the property de-
scribed in such certificate or
certificates will be sold to the
highest bidder for CASH at the
Polk County Courthouse, Main
Lobby, exact ,location to be
posted in Main Lobby on date
of sale, on the second Thurs-
day in the Month of April which
is the 14th day of April, 2005
beginning at 8:30 A.M. with
lunch recess .at Noon, until
completion; and, if necessary,
continue on a day to. day basis
under the same conditions as
the first sale day, during the
regular hours of the Clerk's Of-
fice until completion.
IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE
AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES
ACT, PERSONS WITH DISABILI-
TIES NEEDING'A SPECIAL AC-
COMMODATION TO REVIEW
.TAX DEED SALES SHOULD CON-
TACT: CLERK C'F THE CIRCUIT
COURT, ATTN: TAX DEED DEPT,
255 N. BROADWAY, BARTOW,
FLORIDA 33830-9000 TELE-
PHONE (863) 534-4528 OR
534-4529.
DATED this 3/3/20Q5.
RICHARD 1.1. WEISS,
CLERK OF CIRCUIT COURT
POLK COUNTY, FLORIDA
By MARY ANN PETROVICH
'Mar. 10, 17, 24, 31, 2005-
0843


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF
POLK COUNTY FLORIDA
IN RE: ESTATE OF
BERTINA MAY KITHCART,
Deceased.
PROBATE DIVISION
File Number:
05(CP-0309
NOTICE TO CREDITORS
(Summary Administration)
TO ALL PERSONS HAVING
CLAIMS OR DEMANDS
AGAINST THE ABOVE ESTATE
You are Ihe.eb, inotilied that an
Order of Surnmary Administration
has been entered in the estate of
Bertina May Kilh-art deceased.
File Number Q05P-0309. by the
Circuit Court for Polk County, Flor-
ida, Probate Division the address
of which is Drawet .i,-4, Post ul.
Since Box 9000, Bartow. FL 33831;
that the total cash value of the es-
tate is $9.273,22 a;.d that the
name and address of those to
whom it has been assigned by
such Order are'
Kevin Ackerman
4 Cardinal Court
Wilmington, DL 19808
Kathleen Cattley
13 Independence Drive
Bordentown, NY 08505
Keith Ackerman
Mildred Lrnve
Sparta, NJ 07871
ALL INTERESTED PERSONS
ARE NOTIFIED THAT:
All creditors of the estate of the
decedent and persons having
claims or demands against the es-
tate on whom a copy of this notice
is served within three months after
the date of the first publication of
this notice must file their claims
with this Court WITHIN THREE
MONTHS AFTER THE DATL. 01
THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF
THIS NOTICE OR THIRTY DAYS
AFTER THE DATE OF SERVICE
OF A COPY OF THIS NOTICE
ON THEM
All other creditors of the dece-
dent and other persons having
claims or demands against the es-
tate of the decedent must file their
claims with this Court WITHIN
THREE MONTHS AFTER THE
DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLIC
TION OF THIS NOTICE
ALL CLAIMS AND DEMANDS
NOT SO FILED WILL BE FOR-
EVER BARRED.
The date of the first publication
of this Notice is March 10 2005.
Person Giving Notice:
Kevin Ackerman
4 Cardinal Court
Wilmington, DE 19808
Attorney for Persons Giving No-
tice:
George T. Dunlap, III
245 South Central Avenue
Post Office Drawer 30
Bartow, Florida 33831
(863) 533-7117
Florida Bar No. 021164
Mar 10, 17, 2005-0871

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-WH
NOTICE OF ACTION
TO: KATHRYN LOFTON
Last known address: 1628.
GEORGETOWN DRIVE, LAKE-
LAND, FL 33811
AND
J.T. MACGILL, INC., INDIVIDUAL
AND AS TRUSTEE OF THE LOF-
TQN LAND TRUST UNDER
TRUST AGREEMENT DATED 2-
12-2001
Last Known Address: 8519 FIVE
FORKS ROAD, BOSTON, GA
31626
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 fo 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 April 11, 2005 and
file the original with the Clerk of
this Court either before service on
Plaintiff's attorney or immediately
thereafter; otherwise a default will
,be entered against you for the re
aief demanded in the complaint.
WITNESS my hand and seal of
this Court this r-0 .:.f March.
2005.
RICHARD M. WEISS
Clerk of the Court
By: /s/ Shirley Deschar'ip_
As Deputy Clerk
(Seal) '
Mar. 10, 17, 2005-0869


THIS NOTICE.
ALL OBJECTIONS NOT SO
FILED WILL BE FOREVER
BARRED.
The FIRST DATE OF PUBLI-
CATION of this notice is March 17,
2005.
Personal Representative
KATHLEEN ANN BONSER
927 Fountainview South
Lakeland, Florida 33809
This document prepared by:
The Alien Law Firm, P.A.
By: Eric K. Allen
Attorneys for Personal Represen-
tative
2800 Winter Lake Rd.
Lakeland, Florida 33803
863-665-7220/fax 665-7447
Florida Bar No. 0115045
Mar. 17, 24, 2005-0936


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT
OF THE' 10th JUDICIAL
CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR
POLK COUNTY, FLORIDA
GENERAL JURISDICTION
DIVISION
MORTGAGE ELECTRONIC REG-
ISTRATION SYSTEMS, INC. AS
NOMINLE FOR IRWIN MORT-
GAGE CORPORATION,
PLAINTIFF
VS
MATTHEW ALBRIGHT, IF LIV-
ING AND IF DEAD, THE UN-
KNOWN SPOUSE, HEIRS, DEVI-
SEES. GRANTEES, ASSIGNEES,
LIENORS, CREDITORS, TRUS-
FEES AND ALL OTHER PARTIES
CLAIMING AN INTEREST BY.
THROUGH, UNDER OR
AGAINST MATTHEW ALBRIGHT;
UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF MAT-
THEW ALBRIGHT, IF ANY;
STATE FARM MUTUAL AUTO-
MOBILE INSURANCE COM-
PANY ; JOHN DOE AND JANE
DOE AS UNKNOWN TENANTS
IN POSSESSION
DEFENDANTS)
CASE NO:
53-2004CA-004687-SEC07
NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE
SALE
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN
pursuant to a Summary Final
Judgment of Foreclosure dated
February 24, 2005 entered in Civil
Case No 53-2004CA-004687-
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
CORRIDOR ON THE FIRST
FLOOR at the POLK County
Courthouse located at 255 N
Broadway Ave in Bartow, Florida,
at 9 00 a.m. on the 31st day of
March 2005 the following de-
scribed property as set forth in
said Summary Final Judgment, to-
wit'
LOT 40, BLOCK B, ,
MAP AT A.H. DEVA-
NE'S OAKS ADDITION
TO LAKELAND, FLOR-
IDA, ACCORDING TO
THE PLAT THEREOF,
AS RECORDED IN PLAT
BOOK 6, PAGE 6, OF
THE PUBLIC RECORDS
.OF POLK COUNTY,
FLORIDA.
All sales are to be held at the
east end of the east corridor,
first floor, of the Polk County
Courthouse located at 255 North
Broadway Avenue, Bartow, Flor-
ida. Please note that the main
entrance is located on Church,
Street No entry is possible from
Broadway Avenue. In the event
any temporary change is neces
sary, the Clerk will post a "Notice
of Change" at the sale location
directing the bidders to the term
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 24th day of Febru-
Ma, 2005.
RICHARD M. WEISS
Clerk of the Circuit Court
By: /s/ Lori Armijo
Deputy Clerk
(CIRCUIT COURT SEAL)
Mar. 17, 24, 2005-0933




IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN
AND FOR POLK COUNTY,
FLORIDA PROBATE DIVISION
IN RE: The Estate of
LOUIS F HOEHI.NG,
Deceased.
Case No.
05CP-0476
NOTICE TO CREDITORS
AND NOTICE OF ADMIN-
ISTRATION
(Testate)
The administration of the estate
of LOUIS F. HOEHING deceased,
File Number 05CP-0476 is pend-
ing in the Circuit Court for Polk
County, Florida, Probate Division,
the address of which is Drawer
CC-4, P. 0. Box 9000, Bartow,
Florida 33830-9000. The estate is
testate and the date of the dece-
dent's Will and any Codicils are
September 5, 2002. The names
and addresses of the personal
representative and the personal
representative's attorney are set
forth below.
All interested persons on whom
a copy of this Notice of Admin-
istration is served must file objec-
tions that challenge the validity of
the will, the qualifications of the
personal representative, venue, or
jurisdiction of this Court, by filing a
petition or other pleading request-
ing relief with this Court, in accor-
dance with the Florida Probate
Rules, WITHIN THREE MONTHS
AFTER THE DATE OF SERVICE
OF A COPY OF THIS NOTICE
ON THEM.
All creditors of the decedent
and other persons having claims
or demands against' decedent's
estate, including unmatured, con-
tingent or unliquidated claims, on
Whom a copy of this notice is
served must file their claims with
this Court WITHIN THE LATER
OF THREE MONTHS AFTER
THE DATE QF THE FIRST PUB-
LICATION OF THIS NOTICE OR
30 DAYS AFTER THE DATE OF
SERVICE OF A COPY OF THIS
NOTICE ON THEM.
All other creditors of the dece-
dent and other persons having
claims or demands against the de-
cedent's estate, including unma-
tUred, contingent or unliquidated
claims, must file their claims with
this court WITHIN THREE
MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF
THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
10TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND
FOR POLK COUNTY, FLORIDA
PROBATE DIVISION
IN RE: ESTATE OF
PEDRO ALEJO TOVAR,
Deceased.
File No.
05CP-0480
NOTICE OF CREDITORS
(Formal Administration-Intes-
tate)
TO ALL PERSONS HAVING
CLAIMS OR DEMANDS
AGAINST THE ABOVE ESTATE
You are hereby notified that an
Order Appointing Personal Repre-
sentative has been entered in the
estates of PEDRO ALEJO
TOVAR, deceased, File Number
05CP-0480 is pending in the Cir-
cuit Court for Polk County, Florida.
Probate Division, the address of
which is:
Polk County Courthouse
255 N. Broadway
Bartow, FL 33830
ALL INTERESTED PERSONS
ARE NOTIFIED THAT:
All creditors of the decedent
and other persons having claims
or demands against decedent's
estate on whom a copy of this no-
tice must file their claims with this
Court WITHIN THE LATER OF
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 dece-
dent and persons having claims or
demands against the decedent's
estate must file their claims with
this court WITHIN THREE
MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF
THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF
THIS NOTICE.
ALL CLAIMS, DEMANDS AND
OBJECTIONS NOT SO FILED
WILL BE FOREVER BARRED.
The date of the first publication
of this Notice is March 10, 2005.
Personal Representative:
Alfred P. Denowitz
8751 W. Broward Blvd.,
Suite 307
Plantation, FL 33324
Attorney for Personal Representa-
tive:
Alfred P. Denowitz, Esquire
Florida Bar No. 186631
8751 W. Broward Blvd., Suite 307
Plantation, FL 33324
Tel.: (954) 472-5900
Mar. 10, 17, 2005-0876

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT
FOR POLK COUNTY,
FLORIDA
PROBATE DIVISION
IN RE: ESTATE OF
JUNE THOMAS
Deceased.
File No.
05CP-0436
NOTICE TO CREDITORS
The administration of the es-
tate of JUNE THOMAS de-
ceased, whose date of death
was January 2nd, 2005
and whose Social Security Num-
ber is 267-24-3874, is pending
in the Circuit Court for POLK
County, Florida, Probate Divi-
sion, the-address of which is
P.O. Box 9000, Drawer
CC-4, Bartow, FL 33830.
The names and addresses of
the personal representative and
the personal representative's
attorney are set forth below.
All creditors of the decedent
and other persons having
claims or demands against de-
cedent's estate on whom a
copy of this notice has been
served must file their claims
with this court WITHIN THE
LATER OF 3 MONTHS AFTER
THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBL)
CATION OF THIS NOTICE OR 30
DAYS AFTER THE TIME OF
SERVICE OF A COPY OF THIS
NOTICE ON THEM.
All othercreditors of the de-
cedent and other persons hav-
ing claims or demands against
decedent's estate must file
their claims with this court
WITHIN 3 MONTHS AFTER THE
DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICA-
TION OF THIS NOTICE.
ALL CLAIMS NOT SO FILED
WILL BE FOREVER BARRED.
NOTWITHSTANDING THE
TIME PERIOD SET FORTH
ABOVE, ANY CLAIM FILED TWO
(2) YEARS OR MORE AFTER THE
DECEDENT'S DATE OF DEATH
IS BARRED.'
The date of first publication
of this notice is March 10.
2005.
Personal Representative:
MICHAEL THOMAS
4217 NW 64TH
STREET
GAINESVILLE, FL
32606
Attorneys for Personal Repre-
sentative:
SWEAT & REED, P.A.
ATTORNEY AT LAW
P.O. BOX 2866
2012 SOUTH FLORIDA
AVE.
LAKELAND, FLORIDA
33803
Telephone: (863) 680-
2222
Florida Bar No. 0124699
Mar. 10, 17, 2004-0874


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT IN AND
FOR POLK COUNTY, FLORIDA
FAMILY LAW DIVISION
IN RE: THE MARRIAGE OF:
HOWARD ANTONY HENRY,
HUSBAND, and DELORES
HENRY, WIFE.
DISSOLUTION OF MAR-
RIAGE
CASE NUMBER:
532005DR00-1897
NOTICE OF ACTION
TO: DELORES HENRY
St. Catherine Parrish
164 Brunswick Avenue
Sponish Town, Jamaica
YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an
action for Dissolution of Marriage
has been filed against you, pray-


32701, on or before April 13.
2005, and file the original with the
Clerk of this Court either before
service on the Petitioner's attorney
or immediately thereafter; other-
wise, a default will be entered
against you for the relief de-
manded in the Petition.
Dated on March 7, 2005.
Maryanne Morse,
As Clerk of the Court
by: Nancy R. Winter
As Deputy Clerk
GOODMAN & GOODMAN, LLC
Carolyn Goodman
Bar#01 94247
401 Center Pointe Cir., Suite 1527
Altamonte Springs, FL 32701
407-830-9100
Fax: 407-830-5629
Attorney for Petitioner
Mar. 10, 17, 2005-0881


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT IN AND
FOR POLK COUNTY, FLORIDA
PROBATE DIVISION
IN RE: ESTATE OF
JOHN N. McLAUGHLIN,
Deceased.
File No.
05 CP-0226
NOTICE TO CREDITORS
The administration of the es-
tate of JOHN N. McLAUGHLIN,
deceased, File Number 05 CP-
0226, is pending in the Circuit
Court for Polk County, Florida,
Probate Division, the address of
which is 255 N. Broadway Ave-
nue, Bartow, Florida 33831.
The names and addresses of
the personal representative and
the personal representative's
attorney are set forth below.
All creditors of the decedent
and other persons having
claims or demands against de-
cedent's estate, including un-
matured, contingent or unliqui-
dated claims, on whom a copy
of this notice has been served
must file their claims with this
court WITHIN THE LATER OF 3
MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF
THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF
THIS NOTICE OR 30 DAYS AF-
TER THE TIME OF SERVICE OF A
COPY OF THIS NOTICE ON
THEM.
All other creditors of the de-
cedent and other persons hav-
ing claims or demands against
decedent's estate, including
unmatured, contingent or unliq-
uidated claims, must file their
claims with this court WITHIN 3
MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF
THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF
THIS NOTICE.'
ALL CLAIMS NOT SO FILED
WILL BE FOREVER BARRED.
The date of first publication
of this notice is March 10.
2005.
Personal Representative:
ANDREA McLAUGHLIN
609 Dancy Avenue
Savannah, GA 31419
Attorney for Personal Repre-
sentative:
Kathleen Holbrook Cold, Attor-
ney
Florida Bar No. 0305111
One Independent Drive, Suite
2301
Jacksonville, Florida 32202
(904) 356-6311
Mar. 10, 17, 2005-0872




IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR
POLK COUNTY, FLORIDA PRO-
BATE DIVISION
IN RE: ESTATE OF
GARY DEAN JOYNER
Deceased.
File No.:
05-CP-0416
NOTICE TO CREDITORS
The administration of the estate
of GARY DEAN JOYNER, de-
ceased, whose date of death was
February 6, 2005, is pending in
the Circuit Court for Polk County,
Florida, Probate Division, the ad-
dress of which is P.O. Box 9000,
Drawer CC-4, Bartow, Florida
33831. The names and addresses
of the personal representative and
the personal representatives' at-
torney are set forth below.
All creditors of the decedent
and other persons having claims
or demands against decedent's
estate on whom a copy of this no-
- tice has been served must file
their claims with this court WITHIN
THE LATER OF 3 MONTHS AF-
TER THE DATE OF THE FIRST
PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE
OR 30 DAYS AFTER THE TIME
OF SERVICE OF A COPY OF
THIS NOTICE ON THEM.
All other creditors of the dece-
dent and other persons having
claims or demands against dece
dent's estate must file their claims
with this court WITHIN 3 MONTHS
AFTER THE. DATE OF THL
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
DECEDENT'S DATE OF DEATH
IS BARRED.
The date of first publication of
this notice is March 10 2005
Personal Representative'
Susan G. Joyner
3530 Hamilton Road
Lakeland, Florida 33811
Attorney for Personal Representa-
tive:
Craig A. Mundy, Esq.
Florida Bar No. 0896470
Craig A. Mundy, P.A.
4927 Southfork Drive
Lakeland, Florida 33813
Telephone: (863) 647-3778
Mar. 10, 17, 2005-0868





IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN
AND FOR SEMINOLE COUNTY,
FLORIDA DOMESTIC RELA-
TIONS DIVISION
IN RE: The Dissolution of Mar-
riage of:
ANGIE BROWER,
Petitioner/Wife
and
TIMOTHY BROWER,
Respondent/Husband.
NOTICE OF ACTION
CASE NO.: 05DR-0587-
02D-G
SECTION: 02
TO: TIMOTHY BROWER
2731 Sunshine Drive
Lakeland, FL 33801
YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an
Action For Dissolution of Marriage
has been filed against you and
you are required to serve a copy
of your written defenses, if any, to
it on Carolyn Goodman, the peti-
tioner's attorney, whose address is
401 Center Pointe Circle, Ste
1527, Altamonte Springs, FL


Lakeland, FL 33805, on or before
April 11, 2005, and to 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.
DATED on March 7th, 2005
Richard M. Weiss
As Clerk of the Court
By: /s/ Angelica Herrera
Deputy Clerk
(SEAL)
Mar. 10, 17, 24, 31, 2005-0870


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IN THE CIRCUIT COURT
OF THE 10TH JUDICIAL
CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR
POLK COUNTY, FLORIDA
CIVIL DIVISION
CHASE MANHATTAN MORT-
GAGE CORPORATION,
Plaintiff,
vs.
UNKNOWN HEIRS, BENEFICIAR-
IES, DEVISEES, ASSIGNEES,
LIENORS, CREDITORS, TRUS-
TEES AND ALL OTHERS WHO
MAY CLAIM AN INTEREST OF
THE ESTATE OF RACHEL JONES
HUGHES A/K/A RACHEL
HUGHES, DECEASED; UNKNOWN
SPOUSE OF RACHEL JONES
HUGHES A/K/A RACHEL
HUGHES, DECEASED; JOHN
DOE; JANE DOE AS UNKNOWN
TENANTS) IN POSSESSION OF
THE SUBJECT REAL PROPERTY;
CURTIS JONES; EDNA COX;
LEOLA HOLMES; BETTY MO-
MENT; FRANCES CLYDE; KIM
HUGHES; JACKIE HUGHES;
CLERK OF COURTS, POLK
COUNTY, FLORIDA; CAPITAL
ONE BANK; SUNTRUST BANK-
CARD, NATIONAL ASSOCIA-
TION; UNITED STATES OF
AMERICA,
Defendants
CASE NO.:
532004CA3852DIV 11
NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE
SALE
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN
pursuant to a Final Judgment of
Foreclosure Sale dated the 17th
day of February, 2005, and en-
tered in Case No.
532004CA3852DIV 11, of the Cir-
cuit Court of the 10TH Judicial Cir-
cuit in and for Polk County, Flor-
ida, wherein CHASE MANHAT-
TAN MORTGAGE CORPORA-
TION 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 RACHEL JONES
HUGHES A/K/A RACHEL
HUGHES, DECEASED; UNKNOWN.
SPOUSE OF RACHEL -JONES
HU-GHES A/K/A RACHEL
HUGHES, DECEASED; JOHN
DOE; JANE DOE AS UNKNOWN
TENANTS) IN POSSESSION OF
THE SUBJECT REAL PROPERTY;
CURTIS JONES; EDNA COX;
LEOLA HOLMES; BETTY MO-
MENT; FRANCES CLYDE; KIM
HUGHES; JACKIE HUGHES;
CLERK OF COURTS, POLK
COUNTY, FLORIDA; CAPITAL
ONE BANK; SUNTRUST BANK-
CARD, NATIONAL ASSOCIA-
TION; UNITED STATES OF
AMERICA are defendants. I will
sell to the highest and best bidder
for cash at the east corridor on the
1st floor, of the Polk County Court-
house, in BARTOW, Florida, 9:00
a.m. on the 24th day of March.
2005, the following described
property as set forth in said Final
Judgment, to wit:
THAT PART OF THE S
3/4 OF THE W 1/2 OF
THE NW 1/4 OF THE SW
1/4 OF SECTION 34,
TOWNSHIP 29 SOUTH,
RANGE 27 EAST, POLK
COUNTY, FLORIDA, DE-
SCRIBED AS FOLLOWS:
BEGINNING AT A POINT
IN THE WEST BOUNDARY
OF SAID SECTION 34,
130.0 FEET NORTH OF
'THE SOUTHWEST CORNER
OF THE NW 1/4 OF THE
SW 1/4 OF SAID SEC-
TION 34; THENCE RUN
NORTH 0 DEGREES 30'
WEST A DISTANCE OF 55
FEET ALONG THE WEST
BOUNDARY OF SAID SEC-
TION 34; THENCE RUN
NORTH 89 DEGREES 30'
EAST A DISTANCE OF
115.0 FEET, THENCE
RUN SOUTH 0 DEGREES
30' EAST A DISTANCE
OF 55.0 FEET; THENCE
RUN SOUTH 89 DEGREES
30' WEST A DISTANCE
OF 115.0 FEET TO THE
POINT OF BEGINNING.
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 17t day of Febru-:
ary, 2005.
Richard M Weiss
As Clerk of the Court
By /s/ Yvette Johnson
As Deputy Clerk
(SEAL)
Mar. 10, 17, 2005-0825



NOTICE OF ACTION
05-CA-000252
Estate of Eleanor Kail
v.
Unknown Persons Claiming an
Interest in a certain mobile home
TO: Unknown persons claiming
an interest irn a certain mobile
home
YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an
action to for declaratory judgment
to determine ownership of prop-
erty at 5075 Fox Cliff Dr. has
been filed against you and you are
required to serve a copy of your
written defenses, if any, to it on
Mygnon Evans, plaintiff's attorney,
at 1418 Edgewater Beach Drive,


Complaint or Petition.
If you are a person with disabilities
who needs any accommodation in
order to participate in this pro-
ceeding, you are entitled at no
cost to you, to the provision of cer-
tain assistance. Please contact the
Office of the Court Administrator,
(863) 534-4690, within two (2)
working days of your receipt of this
notice; if you are hearing or voice
impaired, call TDD (863) 534-7777
or Florida Relay Services 711.
WITNESS my hand and the
seal of this Court on this 7th day of
March, 2005.
RICHARD M. WEISS
As Clerk of the Court
By: /s/ Shirley Deschamps
As Deputy Clerk
(Seal)
Mar. 10, 17, 2005-0865


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT TENTH
JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, POLK
COUNTY, FLORIDA
VANDERBILT MORTGAGE AND
FINANCE, INC.
Plaintiff,
vs.
RICHARD PETERS, UNKNOWN
HEIRS AND UNKNOWN CREDI-
TORS OF Merrell Nipper/Florida
Sunbelt Housing, Inc., RONALD
TRULL, and POLK COUNTY
BOARD OF COUNTY COMMIS-
SIONERS,
Defendant.
CASE NO.:
53-2004-CA-2534
NOTICE OF SALE
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN
that on March 24 2005 at 9.00
a. m. at the Polk County Court-
house, 255 N. Broadway Ave.,
Bartow, FL, the undersigned Clerk
will offer for sale the following de-
scribed real property:
Lot 173 and 1/37 un-
divided interest in
Tracts A & B, ROLLIN-
GLEN PHASE FOUR,
according to the map
or plat thereof as re-
corded in Plat Book
85, Page 38, Public
Records of Polk
County, Florida.
Included is a 1996
Fleetwood Mobile
Home with ID#
FLFLS70A23491 GH21
and
FLFLS70B23491 GH21
The aforesaid sale will be
made pursuant to a Final Judg-
ment of Foreclosure entered in
Civil No. 53-2004-CA-2534
now pending in the Circuit
Court of the Tenth Judicial Cir-
cuit in and for POLK County,
Florida.
All sales are to be held at the
east end of the east corridor, first
floor, of the Polk County Court-
house located at 255 North
Broadway Avenue, Bartow, Flor-
ida. Please note that the main en-
trance is located on Church Street.
No entry is possible from Broad-
way Avenue. In the event any
temporary change is necessary,
the Clerk will post a "Notice of
Change" at the sale location di-
recting the bidders to the tempo-
rary sale location.
If you are a person with disabili-
ties who needs any accommoda-
tion in order to participate in this
proceeding, you are entitled at no
cost to you, to the provision of cer-
tain assistance. Please contact the
Office of the Court Administrator,
(863) 534-4690, within two (2)
working days of your receipt of this
notice; if you are hearing or voice
impaired, call TDD (863) 534-7777
or Florida Relay Services 711.
DATED this 17th day of Feb:
ruary, 2005.
RICHARD M. WEISS
Clerk of the Court
Polk County, Florida
Certificate of Service
I HEREBY CERTIFY that a
true and correct copy of the
foregoing has been furnished
by U.S. Mail on this 17th of
February, 2005 to: LESLIE S.
WHITE, Post Office Box 3146,
Orlando, FL 32802-3146, At-
torney for Plaintiff; RICHARD
PETERS, 5224 Shadyglen
Drive, Lakeland, FL 33810,
UNKNOWN HEIRS AND UN-
KNOWN CREDITORS OF
Merrell Nipper/Florida Sunbelt
Housing, Inc., Laura Walker,
Esquire, 307 S. Fielding, Suite
1, Tampa, FL 33606, RON-
ALD TRULL, 1295 Girard
Blvd., Merritt island, FL 32752
and POLK COUNTY BOARD
OF COUNTY COMMISSION-
ERS, Michael E. Duclos, Esq.,
PO Box 9005, Drawer AT01,
Bartow, Florida 33831-9005.
/s/Lori Armijo
Deputy Clerk
Polk County, Florida
(SEAL)
Mar. 10, 17, 2005-0819


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
10TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND
FOR POLK COUNTY, FLORIDA
SUNTRUST MORTGAGE, INC.,
Plaintiff,
vs.
ARTHUR R. PECK, et al.,
Defendantss.
CASE NO.
53-2005-CA-751-0000 SEC. 11
NOTICE OF ACTION
TO:
ARTHUR R. PECK and
CAROLYN JOANN PECK, 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:
THE SOUTH 70 FEET OF
THE NORTH 575 FEET OF
THE WEST 107.5 FEET OF
THE EAST 480 FEET OF A
TRACT COMPRISED OF
LOTS 10 AND 11 OF R.H.
BRYSON'S SUBDIVISION,
AS SHOWN BY MAP OR
PLAT THEREOF AS RE-
CORDED. IN PLAT BOOK 4,
PAGE 16, PUBLIC RE-
CORDS OF POLK COUNTY,
FLORIDA.
has been filed against you and
you are required to serve a copy
of your written defense, if any, to it
on SPEAR AND HOFFMAN, P.A.,
Attorneys, whose address is 708
South Dixie Highway, Coral Ga-
bles, Florida 33146, (305) 666-
2299, within 30 days after the
first publication of the notice
and to file the original with the
Clerk of this Court either before
service on SPEAR AND HOFF-
MAN, P.A., attorneys or immedi-
ately thereafter; otherwise, a de-
fault will be entered against you
for the relief demanded in the


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IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR
POLK COUNTY, FLORIDA.
CIVIL DIVISION
DEUTSCHE BANK NATIONAL
TRUST COMPANY AS TRUSTEE
FOR THE MORGAN STANLEY
ABS CAPITAL I INC., TRUST
2004-SD1,
Plaintiff,
vs.
ALBERT LEWIS, et al.,
Defendants.
CASE NO.
532004CA005141 XXXXXX
NOTICE OF SALE
PURSUANT TO CHAPTER 45
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN
pursuant to an Order or Summary
Final Judgment of foreclosure
dated February 18 2005 and en-
tered in Case No.
532004CA005141XXXXXX of the
Circuit Court of the Tenth Judicial
Circuit in and for Polk County,
Florida, wherein DEUTSCHE
BANK NATIONAL TRUST COM-
PANY AS TRUSTEE FOR THE
MORGAN STANLEY ABS CAPI-
TAL I INC., TRUST 2004-SD1. is
Plaintiff.and ALBERT LEWIS, LU-
VILLA J. LEWIS; ISLAND WALK
AND ISLAND WALK EAST
HOMEOWNERS ASSOCIATION,
INC.; UNKNOWN TENANT NO. 1;
UNKNOWN TENANT NO. 2; AND
ALL UNKNOWN PARTIES
CLAIMING INTERESTS BY,
THROUGH, UNDER OR
AGAINST A NAMED DEFEN-
DANT TO THIS ACTION, OR
HAVING OR CLAIMING TO HAVE
ANY RIGHT, TITLE OR INTER-
EST IN THE PROPERTY HEREIN
DESCRIBED, are Defendant, I will
sell to the highest and best bidder
for cash at the East end of the
East corridor, first floor, Polk
County Courthouse, 255 N. Broad-
way Avenue, Bartow, Florida at
Polk County, Florida, at 9:00 a.m.
on the 25th day of March, 2005,
the following described property
as set forth in said Order or Final
Judgment, to wit:
LOT 71, ISLAND WALK
PHASE THREE, ACCORDING
TO THE PLAT THEREOF, RE-
CORDED IN PLAT BOOK 93,
PAGE 8, OF THE PUBLIC RE-
CORDS OF POLK COUNTY,
FLORIDA.
All sales are to be held at the east
end of the east corridor, first floor,
of the Polk County Courthouse lo-
cated at 255 North Broadway Ave-
nue, Bartow, Florida. Please note
that the main entrance is located
on Church Street. No entry is pos-
sible from Broadway Avenue. In
the event any temporary change is
necessary, the Clerk will post a "
Notice of Change" at the sale loca-
tion directing the bidders to the
temporary sale location.
If you are a person with disabilities
who needs any accommodation in
order to participate in this pro-
ceeding, you are entitled at no
cost to you, to the provision of cer-
tain assistance. Please contact the
Office of the Court Administrator,
(863) 534-4690, within two (2)
working days of your receipt of this
notice; if you are hearing or voice
impaired, call TDD (863) 534-7777
or Florida Relay Services 711.
DATED at Bartow, Florida,
on February 21. 2005.
RICHARD M. WEISS
As Clerk, Circuit Court
By: /s/-Lori Armijo
As Deputy Clerk
(Seal)
Mar. 10, 17, 2005-0830




IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
10TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND
FOR POLK COUNTY, FLORIDA
PROBATE DIVISION
IN RE: ESTATE OF
GERSON GARCIA GOMEZ,
Deceased.
File No.
05CP-0188
NOTICE OF CREDITORS
(Formal Administration-Intes-
tate)
TO ALL PERSONS HAVING
CLAIMS OR DEMANDS
AGAINST THE ABOVE ESTATE
You are hereby notified that an
Order Appointing Personal Repre
sentative has been entered in the
estates of GERSON GARCIA
GOMEZ, deceased, File Number
05CP-0188 is pending in the Cir-
cuit Court for Polk County, Florida,
Probate Division, the address of
which is: I
Polk County Courthouse
255 N. Broadway
Bartow, FL 33830
ALL INTERESTED PERSONS
ARE NOTIFIED THAT:
All creditors of the decedent
and other persons having claims
or demands against decedent's
estate on whom a copy of this no-
tice must file their claims with this
Court WITHIN THE LATER OF
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 dece-
dent and persons having claims or
demands against the decedent's
estate must file their claims with
this court WITHIN THREE
MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF
THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF
THIS NOTICE.
ALL CLAIMS, DEMANDS AND
OBJECTIONS NOT SO FILED
WILL BE FOREVER BARRED.
The date of the first publication
of this Notice is March 10, 2005.
Personal Representative:
Alfred P. Denowitz
8751 W. Broward Blvd.,
Suite 307
Plantation, FL 33324
Attorney for Personal Representa-
tive:
Alfred P. Denowitz, Esquire
Florida Bar No. 186631
8751 W. Broward Blvd., Suite 307
Plantation, FL 33324
Tel.: (954) 472-5900
Mar. 10, 17, 2005-0877


ing for a dissolution of said mar-
riage, and you are required to
serve a copy of your written de-
fenses to this action, if any, on
WALTER G. BELL, Attorney for
the Husband, whose address is 98
First Street North, Winter Haven,
Florida 33881-4507, and file the
original.with the Clerk of this Court
on or before April 6th 2005 other-
wise a default will be entered
against you for the relief de-
manded in the complaint.
WITNESS my hand and. the
seal of said Court this 25th day of
February, 2005.
RICHARD M. WEISS
As Clerk of Said Court
By /s/ Jacaueline Caceres
As Deputy Clerk
(Court Seal)
Mar. 3,10,17, 24, 2005-0747










March 17, 2005


The Polk County Democrat


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IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
10TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF
FLORIDA, IN AND FOR POLK
COUNTY
HOMESIDE LENDING, INC ,
PLAINTIFF,
-vs-
BEVERLY A. PENNINGTON,
DEFENDANTS.
CASE NO. 53-02-CA-2972
Division#: 07
NOTICE OF SALE
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN
pursuant to an Order of Final
Judgment of Foreclosure Sale
dated February 17, 2005, entered
in Civil Case No. 53-02-CA-2972
of the Circuit Court of the 10TH
Judicial Circuit in and for POLK
County, Florida, wherein HOME-
SIDE LENDING, INC., Plaintiff and
BEVERLY A. PENNINGTON are
defendantss, I will sell to the high-
est and best bidder for cash, AT
THE EAST END OF THE EAST
CORRIDOR, FIRST FLOOR,
POLK COUNTY COURTHOUSE,
255 NORTH BROADWAY AVE-
NUE, BARTOW, FLORIDA, AT
9:00 AM, MAIN ENTRANCE IS
ON CHURCH STREET, NO EN-
TRY AVAILABLE ON BROAD-
WAY AVE. on March 24 2005 the
following described property as set
forth in said Final Judgment, to-
wit:
BEGIN AT THE NORTHEAST
CORNER OF THE WEST HALF
OF THE WEST HALF OF THE
NORTHWEST HALF OF THE
SOUTHEAST HALF OF SECTION
14, TOWNSHIP 27 SOUTH,
RANGE 23 EAST, THENCE RUN
SOUTH 285 FEET, THENCE
WEST 150.. FEET, THENCE
NORTH,.285 FEET, THENCE
EAST 150 FEET TO THE POINT
OF BEGINNING, LESS THE
EAST 15 FEET FOR ROAD. PER-
MANENTLY AFFIXED THEREON.
TOGETHER WITH YEAR: 1967,
MODEL:, STAR, VIN NUMBER:
FDMCXMF01116. .
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 :o Cna,-r. at the sale loca-
tior 3i'-are:ing me bidders,to'the
temporary sale location. -
If you are a lp r.. r.i;th a dis-
ability who nr,.ee. '-, 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
heating or Voice rrmpa.red, call
(TDD) (8663). 534-7777, or
Florida Relay'Service 711. '
DATED at'.BARTOW, Florida,
this 17th day of February, 2005.
RICHARD M. WEISS
CLERK OF -THE CIRCUIT
COURT : '
B. POLK-'County, Florida
By: /s/Lori Armijo
SDeputy Clerk
(Seal) -
Mar. 10, 17, 2005-0821



IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN
AND FOR POLK COUNTY,
FLORIDA
'PROBATE DIVISION
IN RE: THE ESTATE OF
GLORIA COOK BRANDT
Deceased
CC-7821
CASE NUMBER
'05CP-0474
NOTICEITO CREDITORS
The administration of the estate
of Gloria Cook Brandt, deceased,
'whose date of death was January
6th, 2005, File Number 05CP-
0474, is pending in-the Circuit
Court fo- Polk County, "Florida,
Probate Division, the address of
which is 'P.O. Box 9000 Drawer
CC-4, Bartow, Florida 33831-
' 9000. 'The names and addresses
of the personal representative and
the personal representative's at-
torney'are set forth below,
All creditors of the decedent
and other, personshaving claims
or demands against. decedent's
estate, on whom a copy of this no-
ticeis served must file their claims
with this court WI'THIN THE
LATER -OF 3 MONTHS AFTER
THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUB-
LICATION OF THIS"NOTICE OR
30 DAYS AFTER THE DATE OF
SERVICE OF A COPY ON THEM.
All other creditors of the dece-
dent and. other persons. having.
claims or demands against dece-
dent's estate on whom a copy of
,iI noice Is served must file their
S'I'..m's wlIn ih's court WITHIN 3 -
MOjTTHS AFTERR THE DATE OF
THE FIRST-'PUBLICATION OF
THIS NOTICE.
ALL .CLAIMS. AND OBJEC-
TIONS NOT SO FILED WILL BE
FOREVER BARRED. '
NOTWITHSTANDING THE
TIME PERIOD 'SET, FORTH-
ABOVE,'ANY CLAIM FILED TWO
(2) YEARS OR MORE AFTER
THE DECEDENT'S DATE OF
DEATH IS BARRED.
S-hie d.'e of (he first publica-
t ion otr tls tlote is Marh 10.

Personal Representative:
C Irar Glenr. Iranrd
4632 Darcin Drive
SLakeland, FL'33813
A.,ilorrie, i..r Peri:.-,,iil Representa-
it ive:
SGERALDYNE H. CARLTON
CARLTON & CARLTON, P.A.'
2310.Lakeland Hills Boulevard
Lakeland, Florida 33805-2970
Telephone No. (863) 688-5700
Fax N., (863).681-6059
Florida Bar No. 251331
Mar. 10, 17, 2'".: ,89


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR
POLK COUNTY, FLORIDA
PROBATE DIVISION
IN RE: ESTATE OF
JAMES C. HAYES,
Deceased.
File No.
05CP-0123
NOTICE TO CREDITORS
The administration of the estate
of JAMES C. HAYES, deceased,
whose date of death was Novem-
ber 13, 2004 and whose Social
Security is 066-44-3181, is pend-
ing in the Circuit Court for Polk
County, Florida, Probate Division,
the address of which is 255 N
Broadway, Post Office Box 9000,
Drawer CC-4, Bartow, Florida. 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 on whom a copy of this no-
tice has been served, must file
their claims with this court WITHIN
THE LATER OF 3 MONTHS AF-
TER THE DATE OF THE FIRST
PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE
OR 30 DAYS AFTER THE TIME
OF SERVICE OF A COPY OF
THIS NOTICE ON THEM.
All other creditors of the dece-
dent and persons who have claims
or demands against the dece-
dent's estate, must file their claims
with this court WITHIN 3 MONTHS
AFTER THE DATE OF THE
FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS
NOTICE.
ALL CLAIMS NOT SO FILED
WILL BE FOREVER BARRED.
NOTWITHSTANDING THE
TIME PERIODS SET FORTH
ABOVE, ANY CLAIM FILED
TWO (2) YEARS OR MORE
AFTER THE DECEDENT'S
DATE OF DEATH IS BARRED.
The date of first publication of
this notice is: March 10, 2005.
Personal Representative
Monica M. Updike
Personal Representative
Estate of James C. Hayes
P.O. Box 231
Lake Wales, Florida 33859-
0231
Telephone No. (863) 696-
1487
Attorney for Personal Representa-
tive
Lawrence C. Updike
Florida Bar No. 184920
P.O..Box 231
Lake Wales, Florida 33859-
0231
Telephone No. (863) 696-
1487
Mar. 10, 17, 2005-0873



THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN
AND FOR POLK COUNTY,
FLORIDA
CIVIL ACTION
DEUTSCHE BANK NATIONAL
TRUST COMPANY, AS TRUS-
TEE,
Plaintiff,
vs.
DEBRA Y. BATTLEA/K/A DE-
BRA Y. BATTLE-RATHBONE, et
al.,
Defendant(s).
CASE NO.
53-2004-CA-3694
DIVISION: 07
NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE
SALE
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN
pursuant to a Final Judgment of
Mortgage Foreclosure dated Feb-
ruary 17 2005 and entered in
Case NO. 53-2004-CA-3694 of the
Circuit Court of the TENTH Judi-
cial Circuit in and for POLK
County, Florida wherein DEUT-
SCHE BANK NATIONAL TRUST
COMPANY, AS TRUSTEE, is the
Plaintiff and DEBRA Y. BATTLE
A/K/A DEBRA Y. BATTLE-
RATHBONE; CITIBANK (SOUTH
DAKOTA), N.A.; TENANT #1
N/K/A MARTHA JOHNSON; are
the Defendants, I will sell to the
highest and best bidder for cash at
IN THE EAST END OF THE EAST
CORRIDOR FIRST FLOOR,
POLK COUNTY COURTHOUSE,
255 NORTH BROADWAY, BAR-
TOW, POLK COUNTY, FLORIDA.
PLEASE NOTE THAT THE.MAIN
ENTRANCE IS LOCATED ON
CHURCH STREET. NO ENTRY
IS POSSIBLE FROM BROAD-
WAY AVENUE. IN THE EVENT
ANY TEMPORARY CHANGE OF
LOCATION IS NECESSARY, THE
CLERK SHALL POST A "NOTICE
OF CHANGE" AT THE SALE LO-
CATION DIRECTING THE BID-
DERS TO THE TEMPORARY
SALE LOCATION. at 9:00 AM, on
the '24_h day of March. 2005, the
following described property as set
forth in said Final Judgment:
LOT 6, BLOCK 5, OF RAWLS
PARK SUBDIVISION, LAKE-
LAND, FLORIDA, ACCORD-
ING TO THE PLAT
THEREOF, AS RECORDED
IN PLAT BOOK 36, PAGE 23,
OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS
OF POLK COUNTY, FLOR-
IDA.
A/K/A 2716 Hardin
Combee Road, Lake-
land, FL 33801
If you are a person with disabilities
who needs any accommodation in-
order to participate in this pro-
ceeding, you are entitled at no
cost to you, to the provision of cer-
tain assistance. Please contact the
Office of the Court Administrator,
(863) 534-4690, within two (2)
working days of your receipt of this
notice; if you are hearing or voice
impaired, call TDD (863) 534-7777
or Florida Relay Services 711.
WITNESS MY HAND and the
seal of this Court on Eebrary

Richard M. Weiss
Clerk of the Circuit Court
By: /s/ Lori Armijo
Deputy Clerk
(Seal)
Mar. 10, 17, 2005-0818


S


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
10TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN
AND FOR POLK COUNTY,
FLORIDA GENERAL JURISDIC-
TION DIVISION
SUNCOAST LAND HOLDINGS,
LLC, a Florida limited liability
company,
Plaintiff,
vs.
WILLIAM E. HAACK and JULIA
MARIANNE HAACK, Husband
and Wife, and, WILLIAM E.
HAACK and JULIA M. HAACK,
TRUSTEES OF THE WILLIAM E.
HAACK and JULIA M. HAACK
1990 TRUST,
Defendants.
CASE NO.:
53-2005-CA-00960-0000-00 -
NOTICE OF ACTION
CONSTRUCTIVE SERVICE-
PROPERTY
TO: WILLIAM E. HAACK and
JULIA MARIANNE HAACK, Hus-
band and Wife, and WILLIAM E.
HAACK and JULIA M. HAACK,
TRUSTEES OF THE WILLIAM E.
HAACK and JULIA M. HAACK
1990 TRUST, AND ALL OTHER
PERSONS CLAIMING BY,
THROUGH, UNDER OR
AGAINST THEM AND ALL
OTHER PARTIES CLAIMING BY,
THROUGH, UNDER OR
AGAINST THE FOREGOING DE-
FENDANTS AND ALL PERSONS
HAVING OR CLAIMING TO
HAVE ANY RIGHT, TITLE OR IN-
TEREST IN THE PROPERTY
HEREIN DESCRIBED, AND ALL
OTHERS WHOM IT MAY CON-
CERN:
YOU ARE HEREBY NOTIFIED
that an action to Quiet Title on the
following property in POLK
County, Florida, to wit:
Lots 15 and 16, Block 845,
POINCIANA SUBDIVISION,
Village 8, Neighborhood 2, a
subdivision according to the
Plat thereof, as recorded in
Plat Book 53, at Page 29/34,
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 Miko P. Gunderson, Plaintiff's
attorney whose address is McKin-
ley, Ittersagen,. Gunderson &
Berntsson, P.A., 18501 Murdock
Circle, Suite 101, Port Charlotte,
FL 33948 on or before April 18,
2005 and file the original with the
clerk of this court either before
service on Plaintiff's attorney or
immediately thereafter; otherwise,
a default will be entered against
you for the relief demanded in the
Complaint.
WITNESS my hand and the
seal of this Court March 4, 2005.
RICHARD M. WEISS i
CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT
COURT
By: /s/ Angelica Herrera
Deputy Clerk
(Seal)
Mar. 10, 17, 2005-0866





IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN
-AND FOR POLK COUNTY.
FLORIDA
PROBATE DIVISION
IN RE: ESTATE OF
JESS WILLARD McCELDRY, SR.,
Deceased.
File Number
05-CP-0145
NOTICE OF ADMINISTRA-
TION
The administration of the estate
of JESS WILLARD McCELDRY,
SR., deceased, File Number 05-
CP-0145, 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. The names and addresses
of the personal representative and
the personal representative's at-
torney are set forth below.
ALL INTERESTED PERSONS
ARE NOTIFIED THAT:
All persons on whom this notice
is served who have objections that
challenge the validity of the Will,
the qualifications of the Personal
Representative, venue, or jurisdic-
tion of this Court are required to
file their objections with this Court
WITHIN THE LATER OF THREE
MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF
THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF
THIS NOTICE OR THIRTY DAYS
AFTER THE DATE OF SERVICE
OF A COPY OF THIS NOTICE
ON THEM.
All creditors of the decedent
and other persons having claims
or demands against decedent's
estate on whom a copy of this no-
tice is served within three months
after the date of the first publica-
tion of the notice must file their
claims with this Court WITHIN
THE LATER OF THREE
MONTHS AFTER THE.DATE OF
THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF
THIS NOTICE OR THIRTY DAYS
AFTER THE DATE OF SERVICE
OF A COPY OF THIS NOTICE
ON THEM.
All'other creditors of the dece-
dent and persons having claims or
demands against the decedent's
estate must file their claims with
this court WITHIN THREE
MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF
THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF
THIS NOTICE.
ALL CLAIMS, DEMANDS AND
OBJECTIONS NOT SO FILED
WILL BE FOREVER BARRED.
Personal Representative:
Virginia Merlene Buzzell
Post Office Box 744
Eaton Park, FL 33840
Attorney for Personal Representa-
tive:
HARDIN & MURPHY, P.A.
DENISE N. MURPHY, ESOUIRE
Post Office Box 3604
Lakeland, FL 33802-3604
Telephone: (863) 688-5200
Florida Bar No. 0119598
Mar. 10, 17, 2005-0880


COMMODATION TO REVIEW
TAX DEED SALES SHOULD CON-
TACT: CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT
COURT, ATTN: TAX DEED DEPT,
255 N. BROADWAY, BARTOW,
FLORIDA 33830-9000 TELE-
PHONE (863) 534-4528 OR
534-4529.
DATED this 3/3/2005.
RICHARD M. WEISS,
CLERK OF CIRCUIT COURT
POLK COUNTY, FLORIDA
By: MARY ANN PETROVICH
Mar. 10, 17, 24, 31, 2005-
0851



People in the Know
In Bartow
Read The Democrat


the temporary sale location..
If. you are a person with.disabili-
ties who needs any accommo-
dation in order to participate in
this proceeding, you are enti-
tled at no cost to you, to the
provision of certain assistance.
Please contact the Office of
the Court Administrator, (863)
534-4690, within two (2)
working days of your receipt of
this notice; if you are hearing
or voice impaired, call TDD
.(863) 534-7777 or Florida Re-
lay Services 711.
DATED THIS 17th DAY OF Feb-
ruary, 2005.
RICHARD M. WEISS
CLERK OF CIRCUIT COURT
By /s/ Yvette Johnso0n
Deputy Clerk
(Seal)
Mar. 10, 17, 2005-0822


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
10TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF
FLORIDA, IN AND FOR POLK
COUNTY
MORTGAGE ELECTRONIC REG-
ISTRATION SYSTEMS. INC.,
PLAINTIFF,
-vs-
AMY L. FISHER; AMERICAN
GENERAL FINANCIAL SERV-
ICES OF AMERICA, INC. F/K/A
AMERICAN GENERAL FINANCE
OF AMERICA, INC.,
DEFENDANTS.
CASE NO. 53-02-CA-4235
AMENDED NOTICE OF SALE
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN
pursuant to an Order rescheduling
foreclosure sale dated March 1,
2005, entered in Civil Case No
53-02-CA-4235 of the Circuit
Court of the 10TH Judicial Circuit
in and for POLK County, Florida,
wherein MORTGAGE ELEC-
TRONIC REGISTRATION SYS-
TEMS, INC., Plaintiff and AMY L.
FISHER 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 A.M., MAIN EN-
TRANCE IS ON CHURCH
STREET, NO ENTRY IS AVAIL-
ABLE ON BROADWAY AVE., at
9:00 A.M.. March 24, 2005. The
following described property as set
forth on said Final Judgment, to-
wit:
LOT 7, BLOCK 1, NORTH
SHORE HILLS, ACCORDING TO
THE PLAT THEREOF, RE-
CORDED IN PLAT BOOK 38, AT
PAGE 17, OF THE PUBLIC RE-
CORDS OF. POLK COUNTY,
FLORIDA.
All sales are to be held at the east
end of the east corridor, first floor,
of the Polk County Courthouse lo-
cated at 255 North Broadway Ave-
nue, Bartow, Florida. Please note
that the main entrance is located
on Church Street. No entry is pos-
sible from Broadway Avenue. In
the event any temporary change is
necessary, the Clerk will post a "
Notice of Change" at the sale loca-
tion directing the bidders to the
temporary sale location.
If you are a person with disabilities
who needs any accommodation in
order to participate in this pro-
ceeding, you are entitled at no
cost to you, to the provision of cer-
tain assistance. Please contact the
Office of the Court Administrator,
(863) 534-4690, within .two (2)
working days of your receipt of this
notice; if you are hearing or voice
impaired, call TDD(863) 534-7777
or Florida Relay Services 711.
DATED at BARTOW, Florida,
this 2 day of M.arch, 2005.
RICHARD M. WEISS
CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT.
COURT
POLK County, Florida
By: /s/ Lori Armiio
Deputy Clerk
(Seal)
Mar. 10. 17, 2005-0833




POLK COUNTY DEMOCRAT
#2005-0359
SALE DATE: 4/1 4/2005
NOTICE OF APPLICATION
FOR TAX DEED
(CHAPTER 197.512 -
FLORIDA STATUTES)*
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT
WILLIAM C SOUTHERLAND
the holder of the following cer-
tificates, has filed said certifi-
cates for a tax deed to be is-
sued thereon. The certificate
numbers and years of issuance,
the description of thb property
and the names in which it was
assessed are as follows:
CERTIFICATE NO.
16490
16274
15255
15233
14776
14633
13981
YEARS OF ISSUANCE
5/31/2001
5/31/2002
5/31/2000
5/28/1999.
5/29/1998
5/30/2003
5/30/1997
DESCRIPTION OF PROP-
ERTY:
N 1/2 OF SW 1/4 OF SW
1/4 OF NW 1/4 OF NE
1/4 BEING LOT 488 OF
UNREC GROVELAND
HIGHLANDS
Section 08, Township
31, Range 26
PROPERTY ID NUMBER:
08-31-26-000000-
013230
Name in which assessed: MA-
BEL E WEAVER
All of said property being in the
County of Polk, State of Flor-
ida. To redeem property, pay-
ment must be made by Cashi-
er's Check or Money Order. NO_
PERSONAL CHECKS WILL BE
ACET.ED_. Unless such certifi-
cate shall be redeemed accord-
ing to law, the property de-
scribed in such certificate or
certificates will be sold to the
highest bidder for CASH at the
Polk County Courthouse, Main
Lobby,, exact location to be
posted in Main Lobby on date
of sale, on the second Thurs-
day in the Month of April which
is the 14th day of April 2005
beginning at 8:30 A.M. with
lunch recess at Noon, until
completion; and, if necessary,
continue on a day to day basis
under the same conditions as
the first sale day, during the
regular hours of the Clerk's Of-
fice until completion.
IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE
AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES
ACT, PERSONS WITH DISABILI-
TIES NEEDING A SPECIAL AC-


default will be entered against you
for the relief demanded in the
Complaint or Petition.
If you are a person with disabilities
who needs any accommodation in
Order to participate in this pro-
ceeding, you are entitled at no
cost to you, to the provision of cer-
tain assistance. Please contact the
Office of the Court Administrator,
(863) 534-4690, within two (2)
working days of your receipt of this
notice; if you are hearing or voice
impaired, call TDD (863) 534-7777
or Florida Relay Services 711.
Dated at Polk County this 7th
day of March, 2005.
RICHARD M. WEISS
CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT
By /s/ Shirley Deschamps
Deputy Clerk
(Seal)
Mar. 10, 17, 2005-0864


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT IN AND
FOR POLK COUNTY, FLORIDA
IN MATTER OF: THE TER-
MINATION OF PARENTAL
RIGHTS IN THE PRO-
POSED ADOPTION OF MI-
NOR CHILDREN: ALLISON
MARIE FIGUEROA, ELIZA-
BETH ANN BLANKENSHIP
AND BRUCE WILLIAM
BLANKENSHIP BY PETI-
TIONER
CASE NUMBER:
53-2005-CA-1601
SECTION NO 5
NOTICE OF ACTION
TO: EDWIN PHILLIP FIGUEROA
711 CHERRY STREET
JAMESTOWN, NEW YORK
14701
JAMES DALE BLANKENSHIP
116 SOUTH "J" STREET
LAKE WORTH, FLORIDA 33460
YOU ARE HEREBY NOTIFIED
that a Complaint has been filed
against you, and you are required
to serve a copy of your written de-
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 4th day
of April, 2005, and file the original
with the Clerk of this Court, either
before service on Plaintiff's attor-
ney, or immediately thereafter;
otherwise a default will be entered
against you for the relief de-
manded in the Petition.
The Petitioner is-seeking to
conduct a Step-parent Adoption. -
In accordance with the Ameri-
cans with Disabilities Act, if you
are a person with disabilities
who needs any accommodation
in order to participate in this
proceeding, you are entitled at
no cost to you, to the provision
of certain assistance. Please
contact the Office of the Court
Administrator, (863) 534-4690,
within two (2) working days of
your receipt of this notice; if
you are hearing or voice im-
paired, call TDD (863) 534-7777
or Florida Relay Services 711.
WITNESS my hand and the
seal of this Court on this 18th day
of February, 2005.
RICHARD M. WEISS,
As Clerk of Said Court
BY: /s/ Betty Norrell
As Deputy Clerk
(COURT SEAL)
Feb. 24, Mar. 3, 10, 17, 2005-
0652



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 ASSOCI-
ATES HOME EQUITY SERVICES,
INC.,
Plaintiff,
vs.
ROGER EVANS; ROXANN C.
COLLINS A/K/A ROXANN C.
WILLIAMSON; THE UNKNOWN
SPOUSE OF ROXANN C. COL-
LINS A/K/A ROXANN C. WIL-
LIAMSON; JOHNNIE L. WARD;
JANE DOE WARD, THE UN-
KNOWN WIFE OF JOHNNIE L.
WARD; IF LIVING, INCLUDING
ANY. UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF
_-IL' L.FII- rJEL'.-IT ': iF RE-
i- l :iL,, AND IF L'E,'E--SED,
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;
POLK COUNTY, A POLITICAL
SUBDIVISION OF THE STATE OF
FLORIDA; CITIFINANCIAL, INC.
F/K/A COMMERCIAL CREDIT
CORPORATION, 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.
53-2004-CA-004716-
0000-00
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:
LOTS 326, 327, 328, 329
AND 330, KOSSUTHVILLE
TOWNSITE LOTS, ACCORD-
ING TO THE PLAT
THEREOF, AS RECORDED
IN PLAT BOOK 17, PAGE 50,
OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS
OF POLK COUNTY, FLOR-
IDA.
A/K/A 1225 NEMETH
STREET, AUBURNDALE;,
FLORIDA 33823.
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 9OQ A.M., the
23rd 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


IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE
AMERICANS WITH DISABILI-
TIES ACT, PERSONS WITH DIS-
ABILITIES NEEDING A SPECIAL
ACCOMMODATION TO REVIEW
TAX DEED RECORDS AND/OR
PARTICIPATE AT THE TAX
DEED SALES SHOULD CON-
TACT: CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT
COURT, ATTN: TAX DEED
DEPT, 255 N. ROADWAY,
BARTOW, FLORIDA 33830-9000
PHONE (863) 534-4528 OR 534-
4529.
I5ATED this 3/3/2005
RICHARD M. WEISS,
CLERK CIRCUIT COURT
POLK COUNTY, FLORIDA
By: MARY ANN PETROVICH,
Deputy Clerk
March 10, 17, 24, 31, 2005-0840


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR
POLK COUNTY, FLORIDA
PROBATE DIVISION
IN RE: ESTATE OF
MARIE A. SHELTON
Deceased.
File No.:
05CP-0431
NOTICE TO CREDITORS
The administration of the estate
of MARIE A. SHELTON, de-
ceased, whose date of death was
October 30, 2003, is pending in
the Circuit Court for Polk County,
Florida, Probate Division, the ad-
dress of which is 255 N. Broadway
Avenue, P.O. Box 9000, Bartow,
FL 33831-9000. The names and
addresses of the personal repre-
sentative and the personal repre-
sentative'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
3 MONTHS AFTER THE DATE
OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION
OF THIS NOTICE OR 30 DAYS
AFTER THE DATE OF SERVICE
OF A COPY OF THIS NOTICE
ON THEM.
All other creditors of the dece-
dent and other persons having
claims or demands against dece-
dent's estate must file their claims
with this court WITHIN 3 MONTHS
AFTER THE DATE OF THE
FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS
NOTICE.
ALL CLAIMS NOT SO FILED
WILL BE FOREVER BARRED.
NOTWITHSTANDING THE
TIME PERIOD SET FORTH
ABOVE, ANY CLAIM FILED TWO
(2) YEARS OR MORE AFTER THE
DECEDENT'S DATE OF DEATH
IS BARRED.
The date of first publication
of this notice is March 10,
2005.
Personal Representative:
Christopher Shelton
1532 Georgetown Drive
Lakeland, Florida 3381 1-
4469
Attorney for Personal Representa-
tive:
Robert D. Hines
Florida Bar No. 0413550
Hines, Norman, Hines P.L.
315 S. Hyde Park Avenue
Tampa, Florida 33606
Telephone: (813) 251-8659
Mar. 10, 17, 2005-0863








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.,
Plaintiff,
vs.
WILLIAM C. MARS; THE UN-
KNOWN SPOUSE OF WILLIAM C.
MARS; KIMBERLY L. MARS; THE
*UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF KIM-
BERLY L. MARS, 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;
STATE OF FLORIDA; THE HON-
ORABLE RICHARD W. WEISS, AS
CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT
OF POLK COUNTY; WHETHER
DISSOLVED OR PRESENTLY EX-
ISTING, TOGETHER WITH ANY
GRANTEES, ASSIGNEES, CREDI-
TORS, LIENORS, OR TRUSTEES
OF SAID DEFENDANTS) AND
ALL OTHER PERSONS CLAIMING
BY, THROUGH, UNDER OR
AGAINST DEFENDANTSS; UN-
KNOWN TENANT #1; UN-
KNOWN TENANT #2,
Defendant(s).
CASE NO.
2005-CA-671-SEC 07
NOTICE OF ACTION
TO:
WILLIAM C. MARS; THE UN-
KNOWN SPOUSE OF WIL-
LIAM C. MARS; KIMBERLY L.
MARS; THE UNKNOWN
SPOUSE OF KIMBERLY L.
MARS, IF LIVING, INCLUDING
ANY UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF
SAID DEFENDANTSS, IF RE-
MARRIED, AND IF DE-
CEASED, THE RESPECTIVE
UNKNOWN HEIRS,' DEVI-
SEES, GRANTEES, ASSIGN-
EES, CREDITORS, LIENORS,
AND TRUSTEES, AND ALL
OTHER PERSONS CLAIMING
BY, THROUGH, UNDER OR
AGAINST THE NAMED DE-
FENDANT(S)
WHOSE RESIDENCE ARE/IS:
UNKNOWN
YOU ARE HEREBY required to
file your answer or written de-
fenses, if any, in the above pro-
ceeding with the Clerk of this
Court, and to serve a copy thereof
upon the plaintiff's attorney, whose
name and address appears
hereon, on or before April 11,
2005 the nature of this proceeding
being a suit for foreclosure of
mortgage against the following de-
scribed property, to wit:
LOT 1, BLOCK 1, FAIRVIEW
SUBDIVISION, ACCORDING
TO THE PLAT THEREOF, AS
RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK
32, PAGE 30, OF THE PUB-
LIC RECORDS OF POLK
COUNTY, FLORIDA.
A/K/A 102 OLIVE DRIVE,
WINTER HAVEN, FL 33880.
If you fail to file your answer or
written defenses in the above pro-
ceeding, on plaintiff's attorney, a


POLK COUNTY DEMOCRAT
#2005-0394
SALE DATE: 4/14/2005
NOTICE OF APPLICATION
FOR TAX DEED
(CHAPTER 197.512 -
FLORIDA STATUTES)
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT
EQUIFUNDING INC.
the holder of the following cer-
tificates, has filed said certifi-
cates for a tax deed to be is-
sued thereon. The certificate
numbers and years of issuance,
the description of the property
and the names in which it was
assessed are as follows:
CERTIFICATE NO.
15061
YEARS OF ISSUANCE
05/31/2000
DESCRIPTION OF PROP-
ERTY:
LAKE WALKER SHORES
PB 96 PG 23 LOT 22
Section 21, Township
30, Range 26
PROPERTY ID NUMBER:
21-30-26-695290-
000220
Name in which assessed: DAR-
REL E RICHEY
All of said property being in the
County of Polk, State of Flor-
ida. To redeem property, pay-
ment must be made by Cashi-
er's Check or Money Order. NO
PERSONAL CHECKS WILL BE
ACCEPTED. Unless such certifi-
cate shall be redeemed accord-
ing to law, the property de-
scribed in such certificate or
certificates will be sold to the
highest bidder for CASH at the
Polk County Courthouse, Main
Lobby, exact location to be
posted in Main Lobby on date
of sale, on the second Thurs-
day in the Month of Aptil which
is the 14th day of April. 2005
beginning at 8:30 A.M. with
lunch recess at Noon, until
completion; and, if necessary,
continue on a day to day basis
under the same conditions as
the first sale day, during the
regular hours of the Clerk's Of-
fice until completion.
IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE
AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES
ACT, PERSONS WITH DISABILI-
TIES NEEDING A SPECIAL AC-
COMMODATION TO REVIEW
TAX DEED SALES SHOULD CON-
TACT: CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT
COURT, ATTN: TAX DEED DEPT,
255 N. BROADWAY, BARTOW,
FLORIDA 33830-9000 TELE-
PHONE (863) 534-4528 OR
534-4529.
DATED this 3/3/2005.
RICHARD M. WEISS,
CLERK OF CIRCUIT COURT
POLK COUNTY, FLORIDA
By: MARY ANN PETROVICH
Mar. 10, 17, 24, 31, 2005-
0862











POLK COUNTY DEMOCRAT
#2005-0348
SALE DATE: 4/14/2005
NOTICE OF APPLICATION
FOR TAX DEED
(CHAPTER 197.512 -
FLORIDA STATUTES)
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN
THAT
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN
THAT WILLIAM C. SOUTHER-
LAND
the holder of the following cer-
tificates has filed said certifi-
cates for a tax deed to be is-
sued thereon. The certificate
numbers and years of issuance,
the description of the property
and the names in which it was
assessed are as follows:
CERTIFICATE NO.
16405
16188
15182
15170
14707 "
14559
13931
YEARS OF ISSUANCE
5/31/2001
5/31/2002
5/31/2000
5/28/1999
5/29/1998
5/30/2003
5/30/1997
DESCRIPTION OF PROPERTY:
E 300 FT OF W 2440 FT OF E 3/4
OF SEC LYING N OF A LINE 630
FT NLY FROM & PARALLEL
WITH NLY LINE OF FLA POWER
LIGHT CO EASEMENT LESS N
8840 FT BEING LOT 268 OF UN-
REC GROVELAND HIGHLANDS
EAST
Section 04, Township 31, Range
26
PROPERTY ID NUMBER: 04-31-
26-000000-023040
Name in which assessed:
HARRY 0 KEEHN
All of said property being in the
County of Polk, State of Florida.
To redeem property, payment
must be made by Cashier's
Check or Money Order. NO
PERSONAL CHECKS WILL BE
ACCEPTED. Unless such cer-
tificate or certificates shall be
redeemed according to law, the
property described in such cer-
tificate or certificates will be
sold to the highest bidder for
CASH at the Polk County Court-
house, Main Lobby, exact loca-
tion to be posted in Main Lobby
on date of sale on the second
Thursday in the Month of April(
which is the 14th day of April,
2005 beginning at 8:30 A.M. with
lunch recess at Noon, until
completion; and, if necessary,
continue on a day to day basis
under the same conditions as
the first sale day, during the
regular hours of the Clerk's Of-
fice until completion.


POLK COUNTY DEMOCRAT
#2005-0352
SALE DATE: 4/14/2005
NOTICE OF APPLICATION
FOR TAX DEED
(CHAPTER 197.512 -
FLORIDA STATUTES)
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT
WILLIAM C SOUTHERLAND
the holder of the following cer-
tificates, has filed said certifi-
cates for a tax deed to be is-
sued thereon. The certificate
numbers and years of issuance,
the description of the property
and the names in which it was
assessed are as follows:
CERTIFICATE NO.
16427
16212
15202
15193
14729
14580
13949
YEARS OF ISSUANCE
5/31/2001
5/31/2002
5/31/2000
5/28/1999
5/29/1998
5/30/2003
5/30/1 997
DESCRIPTION O,F PROP-
ERTY:
S 1/2 OF NW 1/4 OF SE
1/4 OF NE 1/4 OF NE
1/4 BEING LOT 67 OF
UNREC GROVELAND
HIGHLANDS
Section 05, Township
31, Range 26
PROPERTY ID NUMBER:
05-31-26-000000-
011080
Name in which assessed: ED-
WIN FURNESS
All of said property being in the
County of Polk, State of Flor-
ida. To redeem property, pay-
ment must be made by Cashi-
er's Check or Money Order. NQ
PERSONAL CHECKS WILL BE
ACCEPTED. Unless such certifi-
cate shall be redeemed accord-
ing to law, the property de-
scribed in such certificate or
certificates will be sold to the
highest bidder for CASH at the
Polk County Courthouse, Main
Lobby, exact location to be
posted in Main Lobby on date
of sale, on the second Thurs-
day in the Month of April which
is the 14th day of April 2005
beginning at 8:30 A.M. with
lunch recess at Noon, until
completion; and, if necessary,
continue on a day to day basis
under the same conditions as
the first sale day, during the
regular hours of the Clerk's Of-
fice until completion.
IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE
AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES
ACT, PERSONS WITH DISABILI-
TIES NEEDING A SPECIAL AC-
COMMODATION TO REVIEW
TAX DEED SALES SHOULD EON-
TACT: CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT
COURT, ATTN: TAX DEED DEPT,
255 N. BROADWAY, BARTOW,
FLORIDA 33830-9000 TELE-
PHONE (863) 534-4528 OR
534-4529.
DATED this 3/3/2005.
RICHARD M. WEISS,
CLERK OF CIRCUIT COURT
POLK COUNTY, FLORIDA
By: MARY ANN PETROVICH
Mar. 10, 17, 24, 31, 2005-
0844


POLK COUNTY DEMOCRAT
#2005-0345
SALE DATE: 4/14/2005
NOTICE OF APPLICATION
FOR TAX DEED
(CHAPTER 197.512 -
FLORIDA STATUTES)
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT
WILLIAM C SOUTHERLAND
the holder of the following cer-
tificates, has filed said certifi-
cates for a tax deed to be is-
sued thereon. The certificate
numbers and years of issuance,
the description of the property
and the names in which it was
assessed are as follows:
CERTIFICATE NO.
13925
16399
16180
15175
15164
14699
14551
YEARS OF ISSUANCE
5/30/1997
5/31/2001
5/31/2002
5/31/2000
5/28/1999
5/29/1998
5/30/2003
DESCRIPTION OF PROP-
ERTY:
S 320 FT OF N 2560 FT
OF E 150 FT OF W 2440
FT OF E 3/4 OF SEC BE-
ING LOT 196 OF UNREC
GROVELAND HIGHLANDS
EAST
Section 04, Township
31, Range 26
PROPERTY ID NUMBER:
04-31-26-000000-
014200
Name in which assessed: LEO-
NIDAS G PUGA
All of said property being in the
County of Polk, State of Flor-
ida. To redeem property, pay-
ment must be made by Cashi-
er's Check or Money Order. NQ
PERSONAL CHECKS WILL BE
ACCEPTED. Unless such certifi-
cate shall be redeemed accord-
ing to law, the property de-
scribed in such certificate or
certificates will be sold to the
highest bidder for CASH at the
Polk County Courthouse, Main
Lobby, exact location to be
posted in Main Lobby on date
of sale, on the second Thurs-
day in the Month of Agril which
is the 14th day of April 2005
heqr;ninq at 8:30 A.M. with
lunch recess at Noon, until
completion; and, if necessary,
continue on a day to day basis
under the same conditions as


completion; and, if necessary,
continue on a day to day basis
under the same conditions as
the first sale day, during the
regular hours of the Clerk's Of-
fice until completion.
IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE
AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES
ACT, PERSONS WITH DISABILI-
TIES NEEDING A SPECIAL AC-
COMMODATION TO REVIEW
TAX DEED SALES SHOULD CON-
TACT: CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT
COURT, ATTN: TAX DEED DEPT,
255 N. BROADWAY, BARTOW,
FLORIDA 33830-9000 TELE-
PHONE' (863) 534-4528 OR
534-4529.
DATED this 3/3/2005.
RICHARD M. WEISS,
CLERK OF CIRCUIT COURT
POLK COUNTY, FLORIDA
By: MARY ANN PETROVICH
Mar. 10, 17, 24, 31, 2005-
0845


5B


POLK COUNTY DEMOCRAT
#2005-0364
SALE DATE: 4/14/2005
NOTICE OF APPLICATION
FOR TAX DEED
(CHAPTER 197.512 -
FLORIDA STATUTES)
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT
WILLIAM C SOUTHERLAND
the holder of the following cer-
tificates, has filed said certifi-
cates for a tax deed to be is-
sued thereon. The certificate
numbers and years of issuance,
the description of the property
and the names in which it was
assessed are as follows:
CERTIFICATE NO.
16528
16318
15264
14805
14670
14010
YEARS OF ISSUANCE
5/31/2001
5/31/2002
5/28/1999
5/29/1998
5/30/2003
5/30/1997
DESCRIPTION OF PROP-
ERTY:
N 150 FT OF S 1280 FT
OF E 320 FT OF W 640
FT OF E 3/4 OF SEC BE-
ING LOT 706 UNREC
GROVELAND HIGHLANDS
EAST
Section 09, Township
31, Range 26
PROPERTY ID NUMBER:
09-31-26-000000-
042010
Name in which assessed: DORO-
THY A ARBOGAST
All of said property being in the
County of Polk, State of Flor-
ida. To redeem property, pay-
ment must be made by Cashi-
er's Check or Money Order. NO
PERSONAL CHECKS WILL BE
ACCEPTED. Unless such certifi-
cate shall be redeemed accord-
ing to law, the property de-
scribed in such certificate or
certificates will be sold to the
highest bidder for CASH at the
Polk County Courthouse, Main
Lobby, exact location to be
posted in Main Lobby on date
of sale, on the second Thurs-
day in the Month of April which
is the 14th day of April. 2005
beginning at 8:30 A.M. with
lunch recess at Noon, until
completion; and, if necessary,
continue on a day to day basis
under the same conditions as
the first sale day, during the
regular hours of the Clerk's Of-
fice until completion.
IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE
AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES
ACT, PERSONS WITH DISABILI-
TIES NEEDING A SPECIAL AC-
COMMODATION TO REVIEW
TAX DEED SALES SHOULD CON-
TACT: CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT
COURT, ATTN: TAX DEED DEPT,
255 N. BROADWAY, BARTOW,
FLORIDA 33830-9000 TELE-
PHONE (863) 534-4528 OR
534-4529.
DATED this 3/3/2005.
RICHARD M. WEISS,
CLERK OF CIRCUIT COURT
POLK COUNTY, FLORIDA
By: MARY ANN PETROVICH
Mar. 10, 17, 24, 31, 2005-
0856




POLK COUNTY DEMOCRAT
#2005-0353
SALE DATE: 4/14/2005
NOTICE OF APPLICATION
FOR TAX DEED
(CHAPTER 197.512 -
FLORIDA STATUTES)
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT
WILLIAM C SOUTHERLAND
the holder of the following cer-
tificates, has filed said certifi-
cates for a tax deed to be is-
sued thereon. The certificate
numbers and years of issuance,
the description of the property
and the names in which it was
assessed are as follows:
CERTIFICATE NO.
16434
16222
15208
15197
14733
14589
13952
YEARS OF ISSUANCE
5/31/2001
5/31/2002
5/31/2000
5/28/1999
5/29/1998
5/30/2003
5/30/1997
DESCRIPTION OF PROP-
ERTY:
N 1/2 OF NW 1/4 OF SW
1/4 OF NW 1/4 OF NE
1/4 BEING LOT 60 OF
UNREC GROVELAND
HIGHLANDS
Section 05, Township
31, Range 26
PROPERTY ID NUMBER:
05-31-26-000000-
013130
Name in which assessed:
WAYNE R LISTEN
All of said property being in the
County of Polk, State of Flor-
ida. To redeem property, pay-
ment must be made by Cashi-
er's Check or Money Order. NO
PERSONAL CHECKS WILL BE
ACCEPTIE. Unless such certifi-
cate shall be redeemed accord-
ing to law, the property de-
scribed in such certificate or
certificates will be sold to the
highest bidder for CASH at the
Polk County Courthouse, Main
Lobby, exact location to be
posted in Main Lobby on date
of sale, on the second Thurs-
day in the Month of April which
is the 14th day of April, 2005
beginning at 8:30 A.M. with
lunch recess at Noon, until


the first sale day, during the
regular hours of the Clerk's Of-
fice until completion.
IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE
AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES
ACT, PERSONS WITH DISABILI-
TIES NEEDING A SPECIAL AC-
COMMODATION TO REVIEW
TAX DEED SALES SHOULD CON-
TACT: CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT
COURT, ATTN: TAX DEED DEPT,
255 N. BROADWAY, BARTOW,
FLORIDA 33830-9000 TELE-
PHONE (863) 534-4528 OR
534-4529.
DATED this 3/3/2005.
RICHARD M. WEISS,
CLERK OF CIRCUIT COURT
POLK COUNTY, FLORIDA
By: MARY ANN PETROVICH
Mar. 10, 17, 24, 31, 2005-
0837










The Polk County Democrat


March 17, 2005


Eslt i1ess


RPOLK COUNTY DEMOCRAT
:' #2005-0344,
.SALE DATE: .4/14/2005
" NOTICE OF APPLICATION
FOR TAX DEED
(CHAPTER 197.5.12 2-
'FLORIDA-STATUTES)
- NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT
WILLIAM C SOUTHERLAND
,the holder of the following cer-
tificates,., has filed said certifi-
cates for a tax deed to be is-
sued thereon. The certificate
'numbers and years of issuance,
the description of the property
"and the names in which it was
assessed are as follows:
CERTIFICATE NOi
16391 '
1 6 174
1 5 1 69
151 58. -
14693
14545- -
13.918
:YEARS OF ISSUANCE
5/31/2001
5/31/2002
5/31/2000
5/28/1999
"5/29/1998
5/30/2003 -
5/30/1 997 .
DESCRIPTION OF PROP-
ERTY:, '
S 320 FT OF'N 2880 FT
OFE 1T50: FTOF W 2890
FT OF' E. 3/4.OF SEC BE-
ING. LOT. 214 OF UINREC
GROVELAND' HIGHLANDS
EAST .:
Section ,04, Township
31 Range .26 .'"*
PROPERTY 'fD NUMBER:
04-31-26-000000-
0121 60. '
Name in which assessed' MAR-.
LIN WEAVER
All:of said property being in the
County of Polk',State :of Flor-
ida. To redeem' property, pay-
ment nust be made by Cashi-
er's Check or Money Order. NO
PERSONAL CHECKS WILL BE
ACCEPTED. Unless such'certifi-
cate shall be redeemed'accord-
ing to law, the property de-
scribed in such certificate or
certificates will be sold to the
.highest bidder for CASH at the
Polk County Courthouse, *Main
Lobby, exact location to be
posted in Main Lobby-'on date
of sale, .on the second Thurs-
da in the Mornth of Apri wnich
is the'14th day of nril 2005
begifnia at,.86-30 A.tAM w trh
*urcri recess at,'Nodn, until
completion; and, if necessary,
continue on a day',t day'basis
under the.same conditions as
the first sale day, during the
regular hours of the Clerk's Of-
fice until completion. t
IN- ACCORDANCE ''WITH THE
AMERICANS WITH-DISABILITIES
ACT,, PERSONS 'WITH DISABILITYI
TIES NEEDING 'A SPECIAL AC-
COMMODATION.' TO -REVIEW
TAX DEED SALES SHOULD CON-
TACT: CLERK OF THE ,CIRCUIT
COURT, ATTN: TAX DEEDDEPT,
255 N. BROADWAY1;BARTOW,
FLORIDA"338305900Q TELE-.
PHONE; (863'),.,;534-4528,::OR
534-4529. ., :"
DATEDthis,3/3/2005.-, .
RICHARD M. WEISS," ; r .
CLERK OF CIRCUIT, COURT
POLK-.COUNTY, FLORIDA., :.
By, MARY-ANN PETROVJCH
Mar,. 10, 17,--24, ;3-1; ,2005-.
0860 ...



POLKiCOUNTY DEMOCRAT
#2005-0349
SSALE DATE: 4/14/2005
NOTICE OF APPLICATION
S.. .. FOR TiAX;DEED". .-
S. (CHAPTER:-, 97.512-
FLORIDASTATUTES)
'NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN
C ,; < THAT,' '".-
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN
THAT'WILLIAM C. SOUTHER-'
.:., i~ "' LAND, '.*^ : ,'
the holder of fhe;tollowing cer-
tificates has field 'isald certifI
cates fdr a tax deed-to be Is-
sued thereorn. The certificatee
numbers and years of issuance,
the description of the property
and'thb;'hearmes Ii-'which it was
assessed ard ad follow:
CERTIFICATE NO :.-
16408
f161.90 .. I -..


A14709- .
".14561 .'. .. .
:13933 ,i
YEARS OF ISSUANCE
5/31/200f ,:
5/31/2002 '
5/31/2000,' a
5/28/1999.' ,
5/29/1998 '. -- '.
5/30/2003- '. -*.:
5/30/1997 ,,: '. :
DESCRIPTION OF PROPERTY:
THAT PART OF E 150 FT OF W
2440 FT OF E3/4 OF SEC LYING
S OF A LIPE WHICH'1S 630 FT
MEASURED AT RIGHT ANGLES
NLY FROM &*PARALL.EL WITH
THE NLY UNE.OF FLA POWER
& LIGHT. CO. TRANSMISSION
LINE EASEMENT.&.LYlNG'N OF
A LINE WHICH IS 330 FT MEAS-
URED AT RIGHT ANGLES NLY
FROM & PARA.EL 'LWITH NLY
SAIDE L EMEN, LINE BEING
LOT 291 OF UNREC. GROVE-
LAND HIGHLANDS EAST
Section 04, Township 31, Range
26 i ,-' .
PROPERTYID NUMBER: 04-31-
26-00000-02402d ..'
Jame in which assessed W.
LOUIS MCDbNALD
All.of said properly being in the
County.o Polk, Stat of Florida.
To redeem propty ,''payment
muqt pe. .a e ty Cashier's
Check or Mone 'O ider. NO
PERSONAL *HE(KG WILL BE
ACCTED., ~~9lepessuch cer-
tlllcate OF iertltlopte shall be
redeemed acco"dlng'to law, the
property described In such cer-
tlfl.ctqgor certificates will be
sold to the highest bidder for


CASH at the Polk County Court-
house, Main Lobby, exact loca-
tion to be posted in Main Lobby
on date of sale on the second
Thursday in the Month of Apil
which is the 14th day of April.
2M5 beginning at 8:30 A.M. with
lunch recess at Noon, until
completion; and, if necessary,
continue on a day to day basis
under the same conditions as
the first sale day, during the
regular hours of the Clerk's Of-
fice until completion.
IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE
AMERICANS WITH DISABILI-
TIES ACT, PERSONS WITH DIS-
ABILITIES NEEDING A SPECIAL
ACCOMMODATION TO REVIEW
TAX DEED RECORDS AND/OR
PARTICIPATE AT THE TAX
DEED SALES SHOULD CON-
TACT: CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT
COURT, ATTN: TAX DEED
DEPT, 255 N. BROADWAY,
BARTOW, FLORIDA 33830-9000
PHONE (863) 534-4528 OR 534-
4529.
DATED this 3/3/2005.
RICHARD M. WEISS,
CLERK CIRCUIT COURT
POLK COUNTY, FLORIDA
By: MARY ANN PETROVICH,
Deputy Clerk
March 10, 17, 24, 31, 2005-0841

POLK COUNTY DEMOCRAT
#2005-0350
SALE DATE: 4/14/2005
NOTICE OF APPLICATION
FOR TAX DEED
(CHAPTER 197.512-
FLOR IDA STATUTES)
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN
THAT
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN
THAT WILLIAM C. SOUTHER-
LAND
the holder of the following cer-
tificates has filed said certifi-
cates for a tax deed to be is-
sued thereon. The certificate
numbers and years of issuance,
the description of the property
and the names in which it was
assessed are as follows:
CERTIFICATE NO.
16415
16199
15188
15177
14713
14569
13935
YEARS OF ISSUANCE
5/31/2001
f/1 002"': .
.5/f20D00 ::; : .
,5/28/1999
'5/29/1998
5/30/2003
5/30/1997
DESCRIPTION OF PROPERTY:
S 150 FT OF N 2397.792 FT OF
W 320 FT OF E 3/4 OF SEC BE-
ING LOT 181 OF UNRE GROVE-
LAND HIGHLANDS EAST
Section 04, Township 31, Range
26
PROPERTY ID NUMBER: 04-31-
26-000000-032190
Name in which assessed: IONA P
LOVING
All of said property being in the
County of Polk, State of Florida.
To redeem property, payment
must be made by Cashier's
Check. or Money Order. NOQ
PERSONAL CHECKS WILL BE
ACCEPTED. Unless such cer-
tificate or certificates shall be
redeemed according to law, the
property described in such cer-
tificate or certificates will be
sold to the highest bidder for
CASH at the Polk County Court-
house, Main Lobby, exact loca-
tion to be posted, in Main Lobby
on date of sale on the second
Thursday in the Month of Apri
which is the 14th day of April.
2005 beginning at 8:30 A.M. with
lunch recess at Noon, until
completion; and, if necessary,
continue on a day to day basis
under the same conditions as
the first sale day, during the
regular hours of the Clerk's Of-
fice until completion.
IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE
AMERICANS WITH DISABILI-
TIES ACT, PERSONS WITH DIS-
ABILITIES NEEDING A SPECIAL
ACCOMMODATION TO REVIEW
TAX DEED RECORDS AND/OR
PARTICIPATE AT THE TAX
DEED SALES SHOULD CON-
TACT: CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT
COURT, ATTN: TAX DEED
DEPT, 255 N. BROADWAY,
BARTOW, FLORIDA 33830-9000
PHONE (863) 534-4528 OR 534-
4529.
DATED this 3/3/2005.
RICHARD M. WEISS,
CLERK CIRCUIT COURT
POLK COUNTY, FLORIDA
By: MARY ANN PETROVICH,
Deputy Clerk
March 10, 17, 24, 31, 2005-0842



POLK COUNTY DEMOCRAT
#2005-0346 "
SALE DATE: 4/14/2005
NOTICE OF APPLICATION
FOR TAX DEED,
(CHAPTER 197.512-
FLORIDA STATUTES)
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN
THAT
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN
THAT WILLIAM C. SOUTHER-
LAND
the holder of the following cer-
tificates has filed said certifi-
cates for a tax deed to be is-
sued thereon. The certificate
numbers and years of issuance,
the description of the property
and the names in which it was
assessed are as follows:
CERTIFICATE NO.
16401
16181
15178
15166
14701
14552
13927
YEARS OF ISSUANCE
5/31/2001
5/31/2002


5/31/2000
5/28/1999
5/29/1998
5/30/2003
5/30/1997
DESCRIPTION OF PROPERTY:
S 160 FT OF N 3680 FT OF E 300
FT OF W 2740 FT OF E 3/4 OF
SEC BEING LOT 271 OF UNRE
GROVELAND HIGHLANDS
EAST
Section 04, Township 31, Range
26
PROPERTY ID NUMBER: 04-31-
26-000000-021110
Name in which assessed:
HARRY L MYERS
All of said property being in the
County of Polk, State of Florida.
To redeem property, payment
must be made by Cashier's
Check or Money Order. NO
PERSONAL CHECKS WILL BE
ACCEPTED., Unless such cer-
tificate or certificates shall be
redeemed according to law, the
property described in such cer-
tificate or certificates will be
sold to the highest bidder for
CASH at the Polk County Court-
house, Main Lobby, exact loca-
tion to be posted in Main Lobby
on date of sale on the second
Thursday in the Month of April
which is the 14th day of April,
2005 beginning at 8:30 A.M. with
lunch recess at Noon, until
completion; and, If necessary,
continue on a day to day basis
under the same conditions as
the first sale day, during the
regular hours of the Clerk's Of-
fice until completion.
IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE
AMERICANS WITH DISABILI-
TIES ACT, PERSONS WITH DIS-
ABILITIES NEEDING A SPECIAL
ACCOMMODATION TO REVIEW
TAX DEED RECORDS AND/OR
PARTICIPATE AT THE TAX
DEED SALES SHOULD CON-
TACT: CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT
COURT, ATTN: TAX DEED
DEPT, 255 N. BROADWAY,
BARTOW, FLORIDA 33830-9000
PHONE (863) 534-4528 OR 534-
4529.
DATED this 3/3/2005.
RICHARD M. WEISS,
CLERK CIRCUIT COURT
POLK COUNTY, FLORIDA
By: MARY ANN PETROVICH,
Deputy Clerk
March 10, 17, 24, 31, 2005-0838
POLK COUNTY DEMOCRAT
#2005-0362
SALE DATE: 4/14/2005
NOTICE OF APPLICATION '.
S. FOR TAX DEED
(CHAPTER 197.512 -
FLORIDA STATUTES)
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT
WILLIAM C SOUTHERLAND
the holder of the following cer-
tificates, has filed said certifi-
cates for a tax deed to be is-
sued thereon. The certificate
numbers and years of issuance,
the description of the property
and the names in which it was
assessed are as follows:
CERTIFICATE NO.
16517
16309
15280
15260
14798
14662
14004
YEARS OF ISSUANCE
5/31/2001
5/31/2002
5/31/2000
5/28/1999
5/29/1998
5/30/2003
5/30/1997
DESCRIPTION OF PROP-
ERTY:
THAT PART OF E 300 FT
OF W 1240 FT OF E 3/4
OF SEC LYING S OF A
LINE WHICH IS 630 FT
MEASURED AT RIGHT AN-
GLES SLY FROM &. PAR-
ALLEL WITH THE SLY
LINE OF FLA POWER &
LIGHT CO TRANSMISSION
LINE EASEMENT LESS S
4320 "FT BEING LOT 534
OF UNREC GROVELAND
HIGHLANDS EAST
Section 09, Township
31, Range 26
PROPERTY ID NUMBER:
09-31-26-0.00000-
031010
Name in which assessed:
HARRY 0 KEEHN
All of said property being in the
County of Polk, State of Flof-
ida. To redeem property, pay-
ment must be made by Cashi-
er's Check or Money Order. NO
PERSONAL CHECKS WILL BE
ACCEPTED. Unless such certifi-
cate shall be redeemed accord-
ing to law, the property de-
scribed in such certificate or
certificates will be sold to the
highest bidder for CASH at the
Polk County Courthouse, Main
Lobby, exact location to be
posted in Main Lobby on date
of sale, on the second Thurs-
day in the Month of April[[ which
is the 14th day of April 2005
beginning at 8:30 A.M. with
lunch recess at Noon, until
completion; and, if necessary,
continue on a day to day basis
under the same conditions as
the first sale day, during the
regular hours of the Clerk's Of-
fice until completion.
IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE
AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES
ACT, PERSONS WITH DISABILI-
TIES NEEDING A SPECIAL AC-
COMMODATION TO. REVIEW
TAX DEED SALES SHOULD CON-
TACT: CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT
COURT, ATTN: TAX DEED DEPT,
255 N. BROADWAY, BARTOW,
FLORIDA 33830-9000 TELE-
PHONE (863) 534-4528 OR
534-4529.
DATED this 3/3/2005.
RICHARD M. WEISS,
CLERK OF CIRCUIT COURT
POLK COUNTY, FLORIDA
By: MARY ANN PETROVICH
Mar. 10, 17, 24, 31, 2005-
0854


the first-sale day, during the
regular hours of the Clerk's Of-
fice until completion.
IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE
AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES
ACT, PERSONS WITH DISABILI-
TIES NEEDING A SPECIAL AC-
COMMODATION TO REVIEW
TAX DEED SALES SHOULD CON-
TACT: CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT
COURT, ATTN: TAX DEED DEPT,
255 N. BROADWAY, BARTOW,
FLORIDA 33830-9000 TELE-
PHONE (863) 534-4528 OR
534-4529.
DATED this 3/3/2005.
RICHARD M. WEISS,
CLERK OF CIRCUIT COURT
POLK'COUNTY, FLORIDA
By: MARY ANN PETROVICH
Mar. 10, 17, 24, 31, 2005-
0849


POLK COUNTY DEMOCRAT
#2005-0355
SALE DATE: 4/14/2005
NOTICE OF APPLICATION
FOR TAX DEED
(CHAPTER 197.512 -
FLORIDA STATUTES)
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT
WILLIAM C SOUTHERLAND
the holder of the following cer-
tificates, has filed said certifi-
cates for a tax deed to be is-
sued thereon. The certificate
numbers and years of issuance,
the description of the property
and the names in which it was
assessed are as follows:
CERTIFICATE NO.
16437
16226
15211
15202
14738
14593
13956
YEARS OF ISSUANCE
5/31/2001
5/31/2002
5/31/2000
5/28/1999
5/29/1998
5/30/2003
5/30/1997
DESCRIPTION OF PROP-
ERTY:
W 1/2 OF SE 1/4 OF SE
1/4 OF SE 1/4 OF SE
1/4 BEING LOT 321 OF
UNREC GROVELAND
HIGHLANDS
Section 05, Township
31, Range 26
PROPERTY ID NUMBER:
05-31-26-000000-
022010
Name in which assessed: VIOLA
WALLACE
All of said property being in the
County of Polk, State of Flor-
ida. To redeem property, pay-
ment must be made by Cashi-
er's Check or Money Order. NOQ
PERSONAL CHECKS WILL BE
ACCE, E. Unless such certifi-
cate shall be redeemed accord-
ing to law, the property de-
scribed in such certificate or
certificates will be sold to the
highest bidder for CASH at the
Polk County Courthouse, Main
Lobby, exact location to be
posted in Main Lobby on date
of sale, on the second Thurs-
day in the Month of April which
is the 14th day of April, 2005
beginning at 8:30 A.M. with
lunch recess at Noon, until
completion; and, if necessary,
continue on a day to day basis
under the same conditions as
the first sale day, during the
regular hours of the Clerk's Of-
fice until completion.
IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE
AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES
ACT, PERSONS WITH DISABILI-
TIES NEEDING A SPECIAL AC-
COMMODATION TO REVIEW
'TAX DEED SALES SHOULD CON-
TACT: CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT
COURT, 'ATTN: TAX DEED DEPT,
255 N. BROADWAY, BARTOW,
FLORIDA 33830-9000 TELE-
PHONE (863) 534-4528 OR
534-4529.
DATED this 3/3/2005.
RICHARD M. WEISS,
CLERK OF CIRCUIT COURT
POLK COUNTY, FLORIDA
By: MARY ANN PETROVICH
Mar. 10, 17, 24, 31, 2005-
0847



POLK COUNTY DEMOCRAT
#2005-0357
SALE DATE: 4/14/2005
NOTICE OF APPLICATION
FOR TAX DEED
(CHAPTER 197.512 -
FLORIDA STATUTES)
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT
WILLIAM C SOUTHERLAND
the holder of the following cer-
tificates, has filed said certifi-
cates for a tax deed to be is-
sued thereon. The certificate
numbers and years of issuance,
the description of the property
and the names in which it was
assessed are as follows:
CERTIFICATE NO.
16454
1 6244
15224
15210
14754
14607
13966
YEARS OF ISSUANCE
5/31/2001
5/31/2002
5/31/2000
5/28/1999
5/29/1998
5/30/2003
5/30/1997
DESCRIPTION OF PROP-
ERTY:
W 1/2 OF SE 1/4 OF SE
1/4 OF NE 1/4 OF NW
1/4 BEING LOT 98 OF
UNREC GROVELAND
HIGHLANDS
Section 05, Township
31, Range 26
PROPERTY ID NUMBER:
05-31-26-000000-
031130
Name in which assessed: AL-
BERTA HAMILTON
All of said property being in the
County of Polk, State of Flor-
ida. To redeem property, pay-
ment. must be made by Cashi-
er's Check or Money Order. 1N0
PERSONAL CHECKS WILL BE
ACCEPTED. Unless such certifi-
cate shall be redeemed accord-
ing to law, the property de-
scribed in such certificate or
certificates will be sold to the
highest bidder for CASH at the
Polk County Courthouse, Main
Lobby, exact location to be
posted in Main Lobby on date
of Sale, on the second Thurs-
day in the Month of April which
is the 14th day of April, 2005
beginning at 8:30 A.M. with
lunch recess at Noon, until
completion; and, if necessary,
continue on a day to day basis
under the same conditions as


POLK COUNTY DEMOCRAT
#2005-0354
SALE DATE: 4/14/2005
NOTICE OF APPLICATION
FOR TAX DEED
(CHAPTER 197.512 -
FLORIDA STATUTES)
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT
WILLIAM C SOUTHERLAND
the holder of the following cer-
tificates, has filed said certifi-
cates for a tax deed to be is-
sued thereon. The certificate
numbers and years of issuance,
the description of the property
and the names in which it was
assessed are as follows:
CERTIFICATE NO.
16436
16225
15210
15200
14736'
145 92
13954
YEARS OF ISSUANCE
5/31/2001
5/31/2002
5/31/2000
5/28/1999
5/29/1998
5/30/2003
5/30/1997
DESCRIPTION OF PROP-
ERTY:
S 1/2 OF SE 1/4 OF SW
1/4 OF NE 1/4 OF SE
1/4 BEING LOT 254 OF
UNREC GROVELAND
HIGHLANDS
Section 05, Township
31, Range 26
PROPERTY ID NUMBER:
05-31-26-000000-
0211 70
Name in which assessed: TERRY
ERICKSON
All of said property being in the
County of Polk, State of Flor-
ida. To redeem property, pay-
ment must be made by Cashi-
er's Check or Money Order. NO
PERSONAL CHECKS WILL'BE
ACCEPTED. Unless such certifi-
cate shall be redeemed accord-
ing to law, the property de-
scribed in such certificate or
certificates will be sold to the
highest bidder for CASH at the
Polk County Courthouse, Main
Lobby, exact location to be
posted in Main Lobby on date
of sale, on the second Thurs-
day in the Month of April which
is the 14th day of'April. 2005
beginning at 8:30 A.M. with
lunch recess at Noon, until
completion; and, if necessary;
continue on a day to day basis
under the same conditions as
the first sale day, during the
regular hours of the Clerk's Of-
fice until completion..
IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE
AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES
ACT, PERSONS WITH DISABILI-
TIES NEEDING A SPECIAL AC-
COMMODATION TO REVIEW
TAX DEED SALES SHOULD CON-
TACT: CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT
COURT,'ATTN: TAX DEED DEPT,
255 N. BRQADWAY, BARTOW,,
FLORIDA 33830-9000 TELE-
PHONE (863) 534-4528 OR
534-4529. .
DATED this 3/3/2005.
RICHARD M. WEISS,
CLERK OF CIRCUIT COURT,
POLK COUNT FLORIDA '
By: MA M -rjr PETROVICH
Mar. 10'', 1 24,' 3 ,"'20'5-
0846



POLK.COUNTY DEMOCRAT
#2005-0356
SALE DATE: 4/14/2005
NOTICE OF APPLICATION
FOR TAX DEED
(CHAPTER 197.512 -
FLORIDA STATUTES)
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT
WILLIAM C.SOUTHERLAND
the holder of the following cer-
tificates, has filed said.certifi-
cates for a tax deed to be is-
sued thereon. The certificate
numbers and years, of issuance,
the description of the property
and the names in which it was
assessed are as follows:
CERTIFICATE NO.
16453
16243
15223
15209 -
14753
14606 -
13965
YEARS OF ISSUANCE
5/31/2Q01'
5/31/2Q02
5/31/2000
5/28/1 999
5/29/1998
5/30/20.03
5/30/1997
DESCRIPTION OF PROP-
ERTY:
E 1/2 OF SE' 1/4OF. SE
1/4 OF NE 1/4 OF NW
1/4 OF SEC BEING LOT
97 OF UNREC,, GROVE-
LAND .HIGHLANDS
Section ,05, Township
31, Range 26
PROPERTY ID .NUMBER:
05-31-26-000000-
031080
Name in which assessed: ROB-
ERT E BARLER
All of said property being in the
County of Polk, State of Flor-
ida. To redeem property, pay-
ment must be made by Cashi-
er's Check or Money Order. HN
PERSONAL CHECKS WILL BE
ACCEPTED. Unless such certifi-
cate shall be redeemed accord-
ing to law, the property de-
scribed in such certificate or
certificates will be sold to the
highest bidder for CASH at the
Polk County Courthouse, Main
Lobby, exact location to be
posted in Main Lobby on date
of sale, on the second Thurs-
day in the Month of April which
is the 14th day of April, 2005
beginning at 8:30 A.M. with
lunch recess at Noon, until
completion; and, if necessary,
continue on a day to day basis
under the same conditions as


ACT, PERSONS WITH DISABILI-
TIES NEEDING A SPECIAL AC-
COMMODATION TO REVIEW
TAX DEED SALES SHOULD CON-
TACT: CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT
COURT, ATTN: TAX DEED-DEPT,
255 N. BROADWAY, BARTOW,
FLORIDA 33830-9000 TELE-
PHONE (863) 534-4528 OR
534-4529.
DATED this 3/.3/2005.
PC H. PD M. WEi SS, ":'
CLERK OF CIRCUIT COURT
POLK COUNTY, FLORIDA
By: MARY ANN PETROVICH
Mar. 10, 17, 24, 31, 2005-
0855


People in the Know
In Bartow
Read The Democrat


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF
FLORIDA IN AND FOR POLK
COUNTY GENERAL JURISDIC-
TION DIVISION
MORTGAGE ELECTRONIC REGIS-
TRATION SYSTEMS, .INC. AS
NOMINEE FOR CHASE MANHAT-
TAN MORTGAGE CORPORA-
TION,
Plaintiff,
vs.
THERESA ROOP, et al.,
Defendant (s).
CASE NO.
04-CA-3859
NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE
SALE
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN
pursuant to an Order Reschedul-
ing Foreclosure Sale dated Febru-
ary 18, 2005, and, a Final Judg-
ment of Foreclosure dated De-
cember 17, 2004, and entered in
CASE NO. 04-CA-3859, of the Cir-
cuit Court of the TENTH.Judicial
Circuit in and for POLK County,
Florida, wherein MORTGAGE
ELECTRONIC REGISTRATION
SYSTEMS, INC. AS NOMINEE
FOR CHASE MANHATTAN
MORTGAGE CORPORATION, is
Plaintiff and THERESA ROOP, et
al., are Defendants, I will sell to
the highest and best bidder for
cashin the Easi Corridor, First
Floor, Polk County Courthouse,
255 North Broadway, Bartow, in
Bartow, POLK County, Florida,
9:00 AM o'clock on the 25th day of
March, 2005, the following de-
scribed property as set forth in
said Final Judgment, to Wit:
'LOT 5 OF VARNER HEIGHTS,
ACCORDING'TO THE PLAT
THEREOF; AS RECORDED IN
PLAT 'BOK 93 P.-GE 35 OF
THE FUBLIC RECORDS 'OF
POLK COUjrTi, FLQRIDA
a/k/a .205 Summer View
Dri\e, Winter Haven, .Florida
33880 "
All sales are to be held .at the east
end of the east corridor, first floor,
of the Polk County Courthouse lo-
catedat 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 bf 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 SEer'.e.ic 711.
DATED iris 21__. d.,' of
February, 2005.
RICHARD M. WEISS.'
As Clerk of said Court
By /s/ Lori Armijo
As Deputy Clerk
(Seal)
Mar. 10, 17, 2005-0829



POLK COUNTY DEMOCRAT,
SSiL'E L,.TE 4 14 -.I.. ,
NOTICE -"F PPL TlO ".'
y F P T .< C'EEC'
kt H-"FTE -q' 1 T c.1- ''
FLORIDA STATUTES)
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT
WILLIAM C SOUTHERLAND
the holder of the following cer-
tificates, has filed said certifi-
cates for a tax deed,to be is-
.sued thereon. The .',er[,tca3[e
numbers and years 'df issuance,
the description of th. property
and the names in v.h,,:h it was
assessed are as follows:
CERTIFICATE NO.
16524
16313
1 5285 ,.
152,63 .. '
14804. ,-'
1:4 .665. .. .
14009 .
YEARS OF ISSUANCE
5/3,1/2001,. ; .'.
5/31/2002 i
5/31/2000
5/28/1999
5/29/1998
t5/30,20:03
5/30/1997
DESCRIPTION OF PROP-;
ERrT Y:. ;,', ;' ., .' ,[ i :
NW' 1/4 OF SE 1/4 tOF-
SW 1/4 OF NW '1/4, BE-.
ING LOTS 551 & ,5.52; OF
UNREC ,GROVELAND
HIGHLANDS' .,, :.
Section.,. ,,09;'.,T, Township
31, 'Range '26,,' :. ;
PROPERTY ID,' NUMBER:
09-31 -26 000000-..0
034080 0 : !B
Name 'in which assessed ; .
HARRY .O KEEHN '
All of said property being in the
County of Polk, State. .ofFlor-
ida.' To redeem ,property, 'pay.
ment must. be made by Cashi-
er's Check or Money Order., N
PERSONAL CHECKS WILL BE
PlED. uInless su,; .:er[,if-
cate shall be redeemed.accord'
ing to.;law; the proper., de-"
scribed in such certlicate or''
certificates 'will be sold to.the '.
highest' bidder forCASH .at the ';
Polk County Courthouse, Main
Lobby, exact, location to be .
posted in-Main Lobby on'date
of sale, on the second Thurs-
day in the Mohth of Aptll which
is the 14th day of April, 2005
beginning at 8:30 .A.M. with'
lunch recess .'at Noon, until
completion; aind, if 'necessary,'
continue on a day to day basis
under the same conriditions' as
the first sale' day, during' th'e
regular'hours of the Clerk's Of-
fice until co6fnpletion ''
IN ACCbORDANCE' WITH TI-fE
AMERICANS'WITH DI'--EiLiTIE I,


completion; and, if necessary,
continue on a day to day basis
under the same conditions as
the first sale day, during:.the
regular hours of the Clerk's Of-
fice until-completion.
IN ACCORDANCE WITH' THE
AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES
ACT, PERSONS WITH DISABILI-
TIES NEEDING A SPECIAL AC-
COMMODATION TO REVIEW
TAX DEED SALES SHOULD CON-
TACT: CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT
COURT, ATTN:qTAX DEED DEPT,
255 N. BROADWAY, BARTOW,
FLORIDA 33830-9000 TELE-
PHONE (863) 534-4528 OR
534-4529.
DATED this 3/3/2005.
RICHARD M. WEISS,
CLERK OF CIRCUIT COURT
POLK COUNTY, FLORIDA
By: M^RY ANN PFTRn\/ICVH
Mar. 10, 1/, 1 Z4u,-
'0850


the first sale day, during the
regular hours of the Clerk's Of-
fice until completion.
IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE
AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES
ACT, PERSONS WITH DISABILI-
TIES NEEDING A SPECIAL AC-
COMMODATION TO REVIEW
TAX DEED SALES SHOULD CON-
TACT: CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT
COURT, ATTN: TAX DEED DEPT,
255 N. BROADWAY, BARTOW,
FLORIDA 33830-9000 TELE-
PHONE (863) 534-4528 OR
534-4529.
DATED this 3/3/2005.
RICHARD M. WEISS,
CLERK OF CIRCUIT COURT
POIK C01INTY Fl ORinA
by: Iw tKr /,Ii'LN I i KUVIUIl
Mar. 10, 17, 24, 31, 2005-
0859


POLK COUNTY DEMOCRAT
#2005-0360 ,
SALE DATE: 4/14/2005
NOTICE OF APPLICATION
FOR TAX DEED
(CHAPTER 197.512 -
FLORIDA STATUTES)
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT
WILLIAM C SOUTHERLAND
the holder of the following cer-
tificates, has filed said certifi-
cates for a tax deed to be is-
sued thereon. The certificate
numbers and years of issuance,
the description of the property
and the names in which it was
assessed are as follows:
CERTIFICATE NO.
16491
16275
15256
15234
14777
14634
S13.982
YEARS OF ISSUANCE
5/31/2001
5/31/2002
5/31/2000
5/28/1999
5/29/1998
5/30/2003
5/30/1997
DESCRIPTION.. OF PROP-
ERTY:
S 1/2 OF SW 1/4 OF SW
1/4 OF NW 1/4 OF NE
1/4 BEING LOT 489 OF
UNREC GROVELAND
HIGHLANDS
Section 08, Township
31, Range 26
PROPERTY ID. NUMBER:
08-31-26-000Q00-
013240. ,
Name in which assessed:, MAR-
LIN P WEAVER ., ,
All of said property being in the
County of Polk, State .of Flor-
ida. To redeem property, pay-
ment must be made by Cashi-
er's Check or Money Order. NO
PERSONAL CHECKS-WILL BE
ACCEPTED. Unless such certifi-
cate shall be redeemed accord-
ing to -law,. the property de-
scribed in such certificate or
certificates will be sold to the
highest bidder for CASH at the
Polk County Courthouse, Main
.Lobby, exact -location to be
.posted in.Main 'Lobby on date
of-sale, on the second Thurs-
day in the Month of April which
is the 14th day of April 2005
beginning at,,8:30 A.M. with
lunch recess. at Noon, until
completion; and, if rfecessary;
continue-on a day to day basis
under the same conditions' as
the first sale day, 'during the
* regular hours of the Clerk's Of-
fice until'completion.
IN ACCORDANCE WITH TRE
AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES
ACT, -PERSONS WITH DISABILI-
TIES NEEDING A SPECIAL AC-
COir.M.1D-,TION TO REVIEW
TAX DEED SALE, .-H,:,IiULI CON-
TACT: CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT
COURT, ATTN: TAX, DEED DEPT,
2535 N: BROADWAY, BARTOW,
:FLO'PiD- 33830-9000 TELE-
PHONIE (8'863), 534-452'8- -OR
5.34-4529.
DATED this 3/.3/2005.
RICHARD M. WEISS,
CLERK OF CIRCUIT COURT
POLK COUNTY, FLORIDA
By: MARY ANN .PETROVICH
tMar l)), 1 -.' .4 1 2005-
D8512 "' '" "'"' "'":'



POLK COUNTY DEMOCRAT
#2005-0358
SALE DATE: 4/1 4/2005
NOTICE OF APFiIC-TIC.I I
FOR.TAX DEED
S H--PTEF. 197.512-
FLOPID' STATUTES)
NOTICE. IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT
WILLIAM C SOUTHERLAND
the holder of the following cer-
tificates, has filed said certifi-
catesfor a tax deed 'to be is-
sued thereon. The certificate
numbers and years of issuance,
the description of the property
and the names in which it was
assessed are as follows:
CERTIFICATE NO.
16489
16273
15254
15232
14775
14632
13980
YEARS OF ISSUANCE
5/31/2001
5/31/2002
5/31/2000
5/28/1999
5/29/1998
5/30/2003
5/30/1997
DESCRIPTION OF PROP-
ERTY: .' ,
N 1/2 OF NW 1/4 OF SW
1/4 OF NW 1/4 OF NE
1/4 BEING LOT 486 OF
UNREC G; ROVELAND'.
HIGHLANDS .
Section, 08, ,Township.
31, Range 26
PROPERTY ID NUMBER:'
08-31 -26-000000-
013080
Name in which assessed:
RALPH C. CAWELTI
All.of said property being in the
County of Polk, State of Flor-
ida. To redeem property, pay-
ment must be made by Cashi-
er's Check or Money'Order. NO
PERSONAL CHECKS WILL BE
ACCEPTED. Unless such certifi-
cate'shall be redeemed accord-'
ing to law, the property de-
scribed in such certificate'or
certificates will be sold to the
highest. bidder for CASH at the.
Polk County Courthouse, Main
Lobby, exact location to be
posted in Main Lobby on date
of sale, on the second Thurs-
day in the Month of April which
is the 14th day of April 2005
beginning at 8:30 A.M. with
lunch recess at Noon, until


POLK COUNTY DEMOCRAT
#2005-0361
SALE DATE: 4/14/2005
NOTICE OF APPLICATION
FOR TAX DEED
(CHAPTER 197.512 -
FLORIDA STATUTES)
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT
WILLIAM C SOUTHERLAND
the holder of the following cer-
tificates, has filed said certifi-
cates for a tax deed to be is-
sued thereon. The certificate
numbers and years of issuance,
the description of the property
and the names in which it was
assessed are as follows:
CERTIFICATE NO.
1 64 9 5
16282
15259
S15239
14781
14639
13986
YEARS OF ISSUANCE
5/31/2001
5/31/2002
5/31/2000
5/28/1999
5/29/1998
5/30/2003
5/30/1997
DESCRIPTION OF PROP-
ERTY:
N 1/2 OF NE 1/4 OF SE
1/4 OF SE 1/4 OF SE
1/4 BEING LOT 706 OF
UNREC GROVELAND
HIGHLANDS
Section 08, Township
31, Range 26
PROPERTY ID NUMBER:
08-31-26-000000-
022060
Name in which assessed: W AU-
BREY ANDREWS
All of said property being in the
County of Polk, State of Flor-
ida. To redeem property,' pay-
ment must be made by Cashi-
er's Check or Money Order. NO
PERSONAL CHECKS WILL BE
ACCEPTED. Unless such certifi-
cate shall be redeemed accord-
ing to law, the property de-
scribed in such certificate or
certificates will be sold to the
highest bidder for CASH at the
Polk County Courthouse, Main
Lobby, exact location to be
posted in Main Lobby on date
of sale, on the second Thurs-
day. in the Month of April which
is the 14th day of April 2005
'beginning at 8:30 A.M. with
lunch recess at Noon, until
completion; and, if necessary,
continue on a day to day basis
under the same conditions as
the first sale day, during the
regular hours of the Clerk's Of-
fice until completion.
IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE
AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES
ACT, PERSONS WITH DISABILI-
TIES NEEDING A SPECIAL AC-
COMMODATION TO REVIEW
TAX DEED SALES SHOULD CON-
TACT: CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT
COURT, ATTN: TAX DEED DEPT,
255 N. BROADWAY, BARTOW,
FLORIDA 33830-9000 TELE-
PHONE (863) 534-4528 OR
534-4529.
DATED this 3/3/2005.
RICHARD M. WEISS,
CLERK OF CIRCUIT COURT
POLK COUNTY, FLORIDA
By: MARY ANN PETROVICH
Mar. 10, 17, 24, 31, 2005-
0853-


POLK COUNTY DEMOCRAT
#2005-0367
SALE DATE: 4/14/2005
NOTICE OF APPLICATION
FOR TAX DEED
(CHAPTER 197.512 -
FLORIDA STATUTES)
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT
WILLIAM C SOUTHERLAND
the holder of the following cer-
tificates, has filed said certifi-
cates for a tax deed to be is-
sued thereon. The certificate
numbers and years of issuance,
the description of the property
and the names in which it was
assessed are as follows:
CERTIFICATE NO.
16561
16350
15321
15304
14849
14699
14031
YEARS OF ISSUANCE
5/31/2001
5/31/2002
5/31/2000
5/28/1999
5/29/1998
5/30/2003
5/30/1997
DESCRIPTION OF PROP-
ERTY:
N 150 FT OF E 320 FT
OF W 3360 FT OF E 3/4
OF S 1/2 OF N 1/2 OF
SEC BEING LOT 775 OF

UNREC GROVELAND
HIGHLANDS EAST
Section 1 6, Township
31, Range 26
PROPERTY ID NUMBER:
1 6-31-26-000000-
. 012080
Name in which assessed: BETTY
V DOLAN
All of said property being in the
SCounty of Polk, State of Flor-
ida. To redeem property, pay-
ment must be made by Cashi-
er's Check or Money Order. NO
PERSONAL CHECKS WILL BE
ACCEPTED. Unless such certifi-
cate shall be redeemed accord-
ing to law, the property de-
scribed in such certificate or
certificates will be sold to the
highest bidder for CASH at the
Polk County Courthouse, .Main
Lobby, exact location to be
posted in Main Lobby on date
of sale, on the second Thurs-
day in the Month of April which
is the 14th day of April. 2005
beginning at 8:30 A.M. with
lunch recess at Noon, until
completion; and, if necessary,
continue on a day to day basis
.under the same conditions as


6B


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR
POLK COUNTY, FLORIDA
PROBATE DIVISION
IN RE: ESTATE OF
MARGARET G. MOYER
Deceased
File No.
05 CP-0487
NOTICE TO CREDITORS
The administration of the es-
tate of MARGARET G.
MOYER, deceased, whose date
of death was January 11th,
2005., and whose Social Secu-
rity Number is 196-26-2837, is
pending in the Circuit Court for
POLK County, Florida, Probate
Division, the address of which
is Post Office Box 9000,
Drawer C-4, Bartow,
Florida 33831-9000. The
names and addresses of the
personal representative and the
personal representative's attor-
ney are set forth below.
All creditors of the decedent
and other persons having claims
or demands against decedent's
estate, on whom a copy of this no-
tice is served must file their claims
with this Court WITHIN THE
LATER OF 3 MONTHS AFTER
THE 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 persons having claims or
demands against the decedent's
estate must file their claims with
this court WITHIN THREE
MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF
THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF
THIS NOTICE.
ALL CLAIMS NOT SO FILED
WILL BE FOREVER BARRED.
NOTWITHSTANDING THE
TIME PERIOD SET FORTH
ABOVE, ANY CLAIM FILED TWO
(2) YEARS OR MORE AFTER
THE DECEDENT'S DATE OF
DEATH IS BARRED.
The date of the first publication
of this Notice is Thursday March
17,2005.
Personal Representative:
ROBERT E. MOYER
200 Ave. K, S.E., Apt. 432
Winter Haven, FL 33880
LAW OFFICES OF J. KELLY
KENNEDY
Attorneys for Personal Represen-
tative
198 1TSTST
WINTER HAVEN, FL 33880-3004
Telephone: (863) 294-1114
Florida Bar No. 0375871
Mar. 17, 24, 2005-0944





POLK COUNTY DEMOCRAT
#2005-0347
SALE DATE: 4/14/2005
NOTICE OF APPLICATION
FOR TAX DEED
(CHAPTER 197.512-
FLORIDA STATUTES)
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN
THAT
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN
THAT WILLIAM C. SOUTHER-
LAND
the holder of the following cer-
tificates has filed said certifi-
cates for a tax deed to be is-
sued thereon. The certificate
numbers and years of issuance,
the description of the property
and the names in which it was
assessed are as follows:
CERTIFICATE NO.
16404
16187
15181
15169
14706
14558
13930
YEARS OF ISSUANCE
5/31/2001
5/31/2002
5/31/2000
5/28/1999
5/29/1998
5/30/2003
5/30/1997
DESCRIPTION OF PROPERTY:
S 160 FT OF N 3840 FT OF E 300
FT OF W 2440 FT OF E 3/4 OF
SEC BEING LOT 267 OF UNRE
GROVELAND HIGHLANDS
EAST
Section 04, Township 31, Range
26
PROPERTY ID NUMBER: 04-31-
26-000000-023010
Name in which assessed:
HARRY 0 KEEHN
All of said property being in the
County of Polk, State of Florida.
To redeem property, payment
must be made by Cashier's
Check or Money Order. NO
PERSONAL CHECKS WILL BE
ACCEPTED. Unless such cer-
tificate or certificates shall be
redeemed according to law, the
property described in such cer-
tificate or certificates will be
sold to the highest bidder for
CASH at the Polk County Court-
house, Main Lobby, exact loca-
tion to be posted in Main Lobby
on date of sale on the second
Thursday in the Month of April
which is the 14th day of April,
2005 beginning at 8:30 A.M. with
lunch recess at Noon, until
completion; and, if necessary,
continue on a day to day basis
under the same conditions as
the first sale day, during the
regular hours of the Clerk's Of-
fice until completion.
IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE
AMERICANS WITH DISABILI-
TIES ACT, PERSONS WITH DIS-
ABILITIES NEEDING A SPECIAL
ACCOMMODATION TO REVIEW
TAX DEED RECORDS AND/OR
PARTICIPATE AT THE TAX
DEED SALES SHOULD CON-
TACT: CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT
COURT, ATTN: -TAX DEED
DEPT, 255 N. BROADWAY,
BARTOW, FLORIDA 33830-9000
PHONE (863) 534-4528 OR 534-
4529.
DATED this 3/3/2005.
RICHARD M. WEISS,
CLERK CIRCUIT COURT


POLK COUNTY, FLORIDA
By: MARY ANN PETROVICH,
Deputy Clerk
March 10, 1/, 24, 31, 2005-0839





The following vehicles will be
Sold at Public Auction on
04/04/L05 for unpaid towing
and storage charges.
1992 Chevrolet Lumina
VIN# 2G1WN14F5N91i23269
Public Auction wil; be held at
261 5 Lakeland Hills Blvd. Lake-
land. FL at 1 2?00 n m All bidr

ONLY.
Mar. 17, 2005-0937


the first sale day, during the
regular hours of the Clerk's Of-
fice until completion.
IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE
AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES
ACT, PERSONS WITH DISABILI-
TIES NEEDING A SPECIAL AC-
COMMODATION TO REVIEW
TAX DEED SALES SHOULD CON-
TACT: CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT
COURT, ATTN: TAX DEED DEPT,
255 N. BROADWAY, BARTOW,
FLORIDA 33830-9000 TELE-
PHONE (863) 534-4528 OR
534-4529.
DATED this 3/3/2005.
RICHARD M. WEISS,
CLERK OF CIRCUIT COURT
POLK COUNTY, FLORIDA
By: MARY ANN PETROVICH
Mar. 10, 17, 24, 31, 2005-
0848









March 17, 2005 The Polk County Democrat 7B


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN
AND FOR POLK COUNTY,
FLORIDA
JUVENILE DIVISION
IN THE INTEREST OF:
S.H. DOB: 03/09/98
D.H. DOB: 10/21/00
MINOR CHILDREN
SUMMONS AND NOTICE
OF HEARING ON
PETITION FOR
TERMINATION OF
PARENTAL RIGHTS
CASE NO.
JP03-005400-PC
THE STATE OF FLORIDA TO:
KENNETH EDWARD
HOWELL
(ADDRESS UNKNOWN)
YOU ARE HEREBY NO-
TIFIED that a Petition under
oath has been filed in the
above styled Court for the per-
manent commitment of
S.H., a female child born on
03/09/98; D.H., a male child
born on 10/21/00; to Jackie
Adams, the Mother, and Ken-
neth Edward Howell, the Fa-
ther, in Polk County, Florida.
for subsequent adoption and
you are hereby COMMANDEDto
be and appear before the MAGIS-
TRATE, ROBIN MATIS-JACK-
SON, at 9:00 A.M. on Wednes-
day the 13th day of April. 2005,
for this hearing at POLK
COUNTY COURTHOUSE,
COURTROOM- Juv Division
Hearing Room- 1st Floor, 255 N.
Broadway, BARTOW, FLORIDA.
YOUR FAILURE TO APPEAR
IN PERSON WILL BE TREATED
AS A CONSENT TO THE TERMI-
NATION OF PARENTAL RIGHTS
AND YOU WILL PERMANENTLY
LOSE ALL LEGAL RIGHTS AS A
PARENT TO THE CHILDREN)
AS NAMED IN THE PETITION
FOR TERMINATION OF PAREN-
TAL RIGHTS.
YOU HAVE THE RIGHT TO
HAVE AN ATTORNEY REPRE-
SENT YOU IN THIS MATTER. IF
YOU CANNOT AFFORD AN AT-
TORNEY, YOU MUST BE PRE-
SENT AND REQUEST THAT
THE COURT APPOINT YOU AN
ATTORNEY FOR YOU IF YOU
WANT ONE.
"In accordance with the Ameri-
cans With Disabilities Act, persons
with disabilities needing a special
accommodation to participate in
this proceeding should contact the
Children & Families Legal Depart-
ment at 1055 US Highway 17
North, Bartow, Florida 33830,
Telephone: 863-534-0062 not later
than seven days prior to the pro-
ceeding. If hearing impaired,
(TDD) 1-800-955-871, or Voice (V)
1-800-955-8770, via Florida Relay
Service."
RICHARD M. WEISS, CLERK
By Linda K; White
as his Deputy Clerk
(CLERK'S SEAL)
Feb. 24, Mar. 3, 10, 17, 2005-
0649


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT
OF THE 10TH JUDICIAL
CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR
POLK COUNTY, FLORIDA
CIVIL DIVISION
MORTGAGE ELECTRONIC REG-
ISTRATION SYSTEMS, INC.,
Plaintiff,
vs.
GARY W. LEACH, et al,
Defendants.
CASE NO.:
53-2004-CA-004305-0000-
SEC08
NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE
SALE
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN
pursuant to a Final Judgment of
Foreclosure Sale dated the 24Lth
day of February, 2005, and en-
tered in Case No. 53-2004-CA-
004305-0000-SECO8, of the Cir-
cuit Court of the 10TH Judicial Cir-,
cult in and for Polk County, Flor-
ida, wherein MORTGAGE ELEC-
TRONIC REGISTRATION SYS-
TEMS, INC. is the Plaintiff and
C3ARY W. LEACH; UNKNOWN
SPOUSE OF GARY W., LEACH;
JOHN DOE; JANE DOE AS UN-
KNOWN TENANTS) IN POSSES-
SION OF THE SUBJECT REAL
PROPERTY are defendants. I will
sell to the highest and best bidder
for cash at the east corridor on the
1st floor, of the Polk County Court-
house, in BARTOW, Florida, 9:00
a.m. on the 30th day of March
2005, the following described
property as set forth in said Final
Judgment, to wit:
LOT 56, LAKE MARIANA
ACRES SUBDIVISION, AC-
CORDING TO THE. PLAT
THEREOF, AS RECORDED
IN PLAT BOOK 64, PAGE
10, OF THE PUBLIC( RE-
CORDS OF POLK
COUNTY, FLORIDA.
All sales are to be held at the east
end of the east corridor, first floor,
of the Polk County Courthouse lo-
cated at 255 North Broadway Ave-
nue, BartowFlorida. Please note
that the main entrance is located
on Church Street. No entry is pos-
sible from Broadway Avenue. In
the event any temporary change is
necessary, the Clerk will post a "
Notice of Change" at the sale loca-
tion directing the bidders to the
temporary sale location.
If you are a person with disabilities
who needs any accommodation in
order to participate in this pro-
ceeding, you are entitled at no
cost to you, to the provision of cer-
tain assistance. Please contact the
Office of the Court Administrator,
(863) 534-4690, within two (2)
working days of your receipt of this
notice; if you are hearing or voice
impaired, call TDD (863) 534-7777
or Florida Relay Services 711
Dated this 2 th day of .ehru-
arn, 2005.
Richard M Weiss
As Clerk of the Court
By /s/ Lori Armijo

(SEAL)
Mar. 17, 24, 2005-0926


POLK COUNTY DEMOCRAT
#2005-0366
SALE DATE: 4/14/2005
NOTICE OF APPLICATION
FOR TAX DEED
(CHAPTER 197.512 -
FLORIDA STATUTES)
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT
WILLIAM C SOUTHERLAND
the holder of the following cer-
tificates, has filed said certifi-
cates for a tax deed to be is-
sued thereon. The certificate
numbers and years of issuance,
the description of the property
and the names in which it was
assessed are as follows:
CERTIFICATE NO.
16538
16327
15294
15274
14812
14677
14016
YEARS OF ISSUANCE
5/31/2001
5/31/2002
5/31/2000
5/28/1999
5/29/1998
5/30/2003
5/30/1997
DESCRIPTION OF PROP-
ERTY:
S 1/2 OF NW 1/4 OF NW
1/4 OF SW 1/4 OF SW
1/4 BEING LOT 682 OF
UNREC GROVELAND
HIGHLANDS
Section 09, Township
31, Range 26
PROPERTY ID NUMBER:
09-31-26-000000-
044090
Name in which assessed: AL-
BERT C CONNER
All of said property being in the
County of Polk, State of Flor-
ida. To redeem property, pay-
ment must be made by Cashi-
er's Check or Money Order. NQ
PERSONAL CHECKS WILL BE
ACCEPTED. Unless such certifi-
cate shall be redeemed accord-
ing to law, the property de-
scribed in such certificate or
certificates will be sold to the
highest bidder for CASH at the
Polk County Courthouse, Main
Lobby, exact location to be
posted in Main Lobby on date
of sale, on the second Thurs-
day in the Month of April which
is the 14th day of April 2005
beginning at 8:30 A.M. with
lunch recess at Noon, until
completion; and, if necessary,
continue on a day to day basis
under the same conditions as
the first sale day, during the
regular hours of the Clerk's Of-
fice until completion.
IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE
AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES
ACT, PERSONS WITH DISABILI-
TIES NEEDING A SPECIAL AC-
COMMODATION TO REVIEW
TAX DEED SALES SHOULD CON-
TACT: CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT
COURT, ATTN: TAX DEED DEPT,
255 N. BROADWAY, BARTOW,
FLORIDA 33830-9000 TELE-
PHONE (863) 534-4528 OR
534-4529.
DATED this 3/3/2005.
RICHARD M. WEISS,
CLERK OF CIRCUIT COURT
POLK COUNTY, FLORIDA
By: MARY ANN PETROVICH
Mar. 10, 17, 24, 31, 2005-
0858













IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR
POLK, COUNTY FLORIDA PRO-
BATE DIVISION
IN RE: ESTATE OF:
BARBARA JEAN DOUGLAS
Deceased.
CASE NO.
04CP-2000
DIVISION: Probate
NOTICE OF ADMINJSTRA-
TION
THE ADMINISTRATION OF
the estate of BARBARA JEAN
DOUGLAS deceased, File Number
04CP-2000, is pending in the Cir-
cuit Court for Polk County, Florida,
Probate Division, the address of,
which is P.O. Box 9000, Drawer
CC-4,. Bartow, Fl. 33831-9000.
The names and addresses of the
Personal Representative and the
Personal Representative's attor-
ney are set forth below.
All interested persons are re-
quired to file with this Court,
WITHIN THREE (3) MONTHS OF
THE FIRST .PUBLICATION OF
THIS NOTICE.
(1) All claims against the es-
tate and (2) Any objection by an
interested person to whom this no-
tice was mailed that challenges
the validity of the will, the qualifica-
tions of the Personal Representa-
tive, venue, or jurisdiction of the
Court.
ALL CLAIMS AND OBJEC-
TIONS NOT SO FILED WILL BE
FOREVER BARRED.
Publication of this Notice has
'begun on March 17, 2005. '
Personal Representative:
David Earl Douglas
1186 N.W. 56th Street, Mi-
ami, FL 33127
Daniel Lee Douglas
2265 5th Avenue, Apt. 8C
New York, New York 10037
Attorney for Personal representa-
tive:
Charlotte R. Adderley
Attorney At Law
123 N. Kentucky Ave., Suite 219
Lakeland, FI. 33801
Tel. (863) 683-6761
Fax. (863) 683-6762
Florida Bar No. 0323829
Mar. 17, 24, 2005-0954


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN
AND FOR POLK COUNTY,
FLORIDA
JUVENILE DIVISION
IN THE INTEREST OF:
LB. DOB: 01/1599
M.B. DOB: 05/21/00
K.B. DOB: 09/24/01
L.B. DOB: 12/05/02
MINOR CHILDREN
SUMMONS AND NOTICE
OF HEARING ON
PETITION FOR
TERMINATION OF
PARENTAL RIGHTS
CASE NO.
JP02-711900-WH
THE STATE OF FLORIDA TO:
JASON BROWN
(ADDRESS UNKNOWN)
YOU ARE HEREBY NO-
TIFIED that a Petition under
oath has been filed in the
above styled Court.for the per-
manent commitment of
L.B., a male child born on
01/15/99; M.B., a male child
born on 05/21/00; K.B., a
male child born on 09/24/02;
L.B., a male child born on
12/05/02, to Kristina Brown,
the Mother, and Jason Brown,
the Father, in Polk County, Flor-
ida.
for subsequent adoption and
you are hereby COMMANDEDto
be and appear before the MAGIS-
TRATE, ROBIN MATIS-JACK-
SON, at 10:00 A.M. on Wednas-
gday the 2Z7I 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)
t-800-955-8770, via Florida Relay
Service."
RICHARD M. WEISS, CLERK
By Linda K. White
as his Deputy Clerk
(CLERK'S SEAL)
Feb. 24, Mar. 3, 10, 17, 2005-
0660 .

POLK COUNTY DEMOCRAT
#2005-0374
SALE DATE: 4/14/2005
NOTICE OF APPLICATION
FOR TAX DEED
(CHAPTER 197.512 -
FLORIDA STATUTES)
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT
BANKATLANTIC ,
the holder of the following cer-
tificates, has filed said certifi-
cates for a tax deed to be is-
sued thereon. The certificate
numbers and years of issuance,
the description of the property
and the names in which it was
assessed are as follows:
CERTIFICATE NO.
11268
YEARS OF ISSUANCE
05/31/2002
DESCRIPTION OF PROP-
ERTY:
MANN A T ADD PB 1 PG
17 BLK 8 LOT 2
Section 06, Township
30, Range 25
PROPERTY ID NUMBER:
06-30-25-387000-
008020
Name in which assessed: BETTY
J. GRAHAM
All of said property being in the
County of Polk, State of Flor-
ida. To redeem property, pay-
ment must be made by Cashi-
er's Check or Money Order. NO
PERSONAL CHECKS WILL BE
ACCEPTED. Unless such certifi-
cate shall be redeemed accord-
ing to law, the property de-
scribed in such certificate, or
certificates will be sold to the
highest bidder for CASH at the
Polk County Courthouse, Main
Lobby, exact 'location ,to be
posted in Main Lobby on date
of sale, on .the second Thurs-
day in the Month of April which
is the 14th day of April. 2005
beginning at 8:30 A.M. with
lunch recess at Noon, until
completion; and, if necessary,
continue on a day to' day basis
under the same conditions as
the first sale day, during the
regular hours of the Clerk's Of-
fice until completion.
IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE
AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES
ACT, PERSONS WITH DISABILI-
TIES NEEDING A SPECIAL AC-
COMMODATION TO REVIEW
TAX DEED SALES SHOULD CON-
TACT: CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT
COURT, ATTN: TAX DEED DEPT,
255 N. BROADWAY, BARTOW,
FLORIDA ,33830-9.000 TELE-
PHONE (863) 534-4528 OR
5341-4529. ,
DaTED this 3/3/2005.
RICHARD M. WEISS,,
CLERK OF CIRCUIT COURT
POLK COUNTY, FLORIDA
By: MARY ANN PETROVICH
Mar. 10, 17, 24, 31, 2005-
0861


Haotlces


you are required to serve a copy
of your written defenses, if any, to
it on Miko P. Gunderson, Plaintiff's
attorney whose address is McKin-
ley,. Ittersagen, Gunderson &
Berntsson, P.A., 18501 Murdock
Circle, Suite 101, Port Charlotte,
FL 33948 on or before April 18,
2005 and file the original with the
clerk of this court either before
service on Plaintiff's attorney or
immediately thereafter; otherwise,
a default will be entered 'against
you for the relief demanded in the
Complaint;
WITNESS my hand and the
seal of this Court March 4, 2005.
RICHARD M. WEISS
CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT
COURT
By: /s/ Angelica Herrera
Deputy Clerk
(Seal)
Mar. 10, 17, 24,31, 2005-0866


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT
OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL
CIRCUIT OF THE STATE
OF FLORIDA, IN AND FOR
POLK COUNTY
CIVIL DIVISION
ASSOCIATES FIRST CAPITAL
CORPORATION, SUCCESSOR BY
MERGER TO ASSOCIATES FI-
NANCIAL SERVICES OF AMER-
ICA, INC.,
Plaintiff,
vs.
JAMES D. GUSTAVSEN; JANE
DOE GUSTAVSEN, THE UN-
KNOWN SPOUSE OF JAMES D.
GUSTAVSEN; ELEANOR KAY
GUSTAVSEN; JOHN DOE GUS-
TAVSEN, THE UNKNOWN
SPOUSE OF ELEANOR KAY GUS-
TAVSEN, IF LIVING, INCLUDING
ANY UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF
SAID DEFENDANTSS, IF RE-
MARRIED, AND IF DECEASED,
THE RESPECTIVE UNKNOWN
HEIRS, DEVISEES, GRANTEES,
ASSIGNEES, CREDITORS, LIEN-
ORS, AND TRUSTEES, AND ALL
OTHER PERSONS CLAIMING BY,
. THROUGH, UNDER OR AGAINST
THE NAMED DEFENDANTSS;
UNKNOWN TENANT #1; UN-
KNOWN TENANT #2,
Defendant(s).
CASE NO.
2004-CA-4826 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:
LOTS 1 AND 2, BLOCK 3,
ROBINSON PINES SUBDIVI-
SION, ACCORDING TO THE
PLAT THEREOF, AS RE-
CORDED IN PLAT BOOK 11,
PAGE 37, OF THE PUBLIC
RECORDS OF POLK
COUNTY, FLORIDA.
TO INCLUDE A 1973 FLA-
MINGO TRAILER VIN
1406594 TITLE 11118335
A/K/A 2530 CRESAP
STREET, LAKELAND, FLOR-
IDA 33815. .
at public sale, tothe 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 0QQ A.M., the
23rdday of March, 2005.
All sales are,to be held at the
east end of the east corridor,
first floor, of the Polk County
Courthouse located at 255
North Broadway Avenue, Bar-
tow, Florida. Please note that
the main entrance is located on
Church Street. No entry is pos-
sible from Broadway Avenue. In
the event any temporary
change of location is neces-
sary, the Clerk shall post a "No-
tice of Change" at the sale lo-
cation directing the bidders to
the temporary sale location.
If you are a person with disabili-
ties who needs any accommo-
dation in order to participate in
this proceeding, you are enti-
tled at no cost to you, to the
provision of certain assistance.
Please contact the Office of
the Court Administrator, (863)
534-4690, within two (2)
working days of your receipt of
this notice; if you are hearing
or voice impaired, call TDD
(863) 534-7777 or Florida Re-
lay Services 711.
DATED THIS 17th DAY OF Feb-
ruary, 2005.
RICHARD M. WEISS
CLERK OF CIRCUIT COURT
By /s/ Yvette Johnson
Deputy Clerk
(Seal).
Mar. 10, 17, 2005-0824


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
10TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN
AND FOR POLK COUNTY,
FLORIDA GENERAL JURISDIC-
TION DIVISION
SUNCOAST LAND HOLDINGS,
LLC, a Florida limited liability
company,
Plaintiff,
vs.
WILLIAM E. HAACK and JULIA
MARIANNE HAACK, Husband
and Wife, and WILLIAM E.
HAACK and JULIA M. HAACK,
TRUSTEES OF THE WILLIAM E.
HAACK and JULIA M. HAACK
1990 TRUST,
Defendants.
CASE NO.:
53-2005-CA-00960-0000-00
NOTICE OF ACTION
CONSTRUCTIVE SERVICE-
PROPERTY
TO: WILLIAM E. HAACK and
JULIA MARIANNE HAACK, Hus-
band and Wife, and WILLIAM E.
HAACK and JULIA M. HAACK,
TRUSTEES OF THE WILLIAM E.
HAACK and JULIA M. HAACK
1990 TRUST, AND ALL OTHER
PERSONS CLAIMING BY,
THROUGH, UNDER OR
AGAINST THEM AND ALL
OTHER PARTIES CLAIMING BY,
THROUGH, UNDER OR
AGAINST THE FOREGOING DE-
FENDANTS AND ALL PERSONS
HAVING OR CLAIMING TO
HAVE ANY RIGHT, TITLE OR IN-
TEREST IN THE PROPERTY
HEREIN DESCRIBED, AND ALL
OTHERS WHOM IT MAY CON-
CERN:
YOU ARE HEREBY NOTIFIED
that an action to Quiet Title on the
following property in POLK
County, Florida, to wit:
Lots 15 and 16, Block 845,
POINCIANA SUBDIVISION,
Village 8, Neighborhood 2, a
subdivision according to the
Plat thereof, as recorded In
Plat Book 53, at Page 29/34,
of the Public Records of
Polk County, Florida.
has been tiled against you and


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT
OF THE 10th JUDICIAL
CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR
POLK COUNTY, FLORIDA
GENERAL JURISDICTION
DIVISION
WELLS FARGO BANK, N.A.
SUCCESSOR BY MERGER TO
WELLS FARGO HOME MORT-
GAGE, INC.
PLAINTIFF
VS.
THE UNKNOWN SPOUSE,
HEIRS, DEVISEES, GRANTEES,
ASSIGNEES, LIENORS, CREDI-
TORS, TRUSTEES AND ALL
OTHER PARTIES CLAIMING AN
INTEREST BY, THROUGH, UN-
DER OR AGAINST THE ESTATE
OF KATHLEEN TWITTY, DE-
CEASED; ASSOCIATION OF
POINCIANA VILLAGES, INC.;
POINCIANA VILLAGE THREE
ASSOCIATION, INC.; DEIRDRE
DRAYTON ; JOHN DOE AND
JANE DOE AS UNKNOWN TEN-
ANTS IN POSSESSION
DEFENDANTS)
CASE NO:
53-2004-CA-002767-SEC 04
RE-NOTICE OF FORECLO-
SURE SALE
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN
pursuant to an Order Granting the
Motion to Reset Foreclosure Sale
dated February 18 2005 entered
in Civil Case No. 53-2004-CA-
002767-SEC 04 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 25th day
of March, 2005 the following de-
scribed property as set forth in
said Summary Final Judgment, to-
wit:
LOT 23 IN BLOCK 772
OF POINCIANA NEIGH-
BORHOOD 5 NORTH,
VILLAGE 3, ACCORD-
ING TO THE PLAT
THEREOF, AS RE-
CORDED IN PLAT
BOOK 54, AT PAGE
27, OF THE PUBLIC
RECORDS OF POLK
COUNTY, FLORIDA.
All sales are to be held at the
east end of the east corridor,
first floor, of the Polk County,
Courthouse 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 ot 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 21st day of Febru:
Ma, 2005.
RICHARD M. WEISS
Clerk of the Circuit Court. .
By: /s/ Lori Armijo
Deputy Clerk
(CIRCUIT COURT SEAL)
Mar. 10, 17, 2005-0828





IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
10TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF
FLORIDA IN AND FOR POLK
COUNTY GENERAL JURISDIC-
TION DIVISION
Chase Manhattan Mortgage Cor-
poration,
PLAINTIFF,
v.
Marcus D, Malick; Adrianna L. Ma-
lick, et al..
DEFENDANTS.

CASE NO:
GCG-00-3229-07
AMENDED NOTICE OF
FORECLOSURE SALE
Notice is hereby given that, pur-
suant to an Order Rescheduling
Foreclosure Sale dated February
17, 2005, and entered in civil case
number GCG-00-3229-07, of the
Circuit Court of the 10th Judicial
Circuit in and for. Polk County,
Florida, wherein CHASE MAN-
HATTAN MORTGAGE CORPO-
RATION, is Plaintiff and Marcus D:
Malick; Adrianna L. Malick, is/are
Defendant(s), I will sell to the high-
est and best bidder for cash at the
East Corridor, First Floor, 255
North Broadway Avenue, Polk
County Courthouse, Bartow, Flor-
ida, Polk County, Florida,, at 9:
00am on the 24th day of March,
2005, the following described
property as set forth in said Final
Judgment, to wit:
LOT 29, JAN PHYL VIL-
LAGE, UNIT NO. 3-A, AC-
CORDING TO THE MAP OR
PLAT THEREOF' AS RE-
CORDED IN PLAT BOOK 45,
PAGE 49, OF THE PUBLIC
RECORDS OF POLK COUNTY,
FLORIDA.
NOTE: Pursuant to the Fair
Debt Collection Practices Act you
are advised that this law firm is
deemed to be a debt collector at-
tempting to collect a debt and any
information obtained 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 Io-
cated at 255 North Broadway Ave-
nue, Bartow, Florida. Please note
that the main entrance is located
on Church Street. No entry is pos-
sible from Broadway Avenue. In


THIS HEARING CONSTITUTES
GROUNDS UPON WHICH THE
COURT SHALL END ANY PA-
RENTAL RIGHTS YOU MAY
HAVE REGARDING THE MINOR
CHILD.
Dated this 10th day of March,
2005
RICHARD M. WEISS
Clerk of the Courts
BY /s/Valerie Neal
Deputy Clerk
(Court Seal)
Mar. 17, 24, 2005 0934


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Convenience
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IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN
AND FOR POLK COUNTY,
FLORIDA
CIVIL DIVISION
THE SCHOOL BOARD OF POLK
COUNTY, FLORIDA, a statutory
corporation established by the
laws of the State of Florida,
Plaintiff,
vs.
PATRICIA S. MARTIN, HAMIL-
TON B. MARTIN, JR., JANE M.
TOW a/k/a JANE MARTIN, MAE
PATRICIA M. WHITEHURST, In
their Individual capacities, in
their capacities as Successor
Trustees of THE MARTIN FAM-
ILY TRUST dated June 19, 1989,
and in their capacities as Trus-
tees of THE MARTIN FAMILY
SUPPORT TRUST; GEORGE
CONNER; CITY OF LAKELAND,
FLORIDA; JOE G. TEDDER, TAX
COLLECTOR, POLK COUNTY,
FLORIDA; and ANY UNKNOWN
OWNERS OR TENANTS,
Defendants.
CASE NO.:
53-2005CA-000822-0000-00
Section: 11
NOTICE OF EMINENT DO-
MAIN ACTION,
A petition in eminent domain
has been filed to acquire certain
property interests in Polk .County,
Florida.
Legal Description of Subject
Property
The South 800.00 feet of the
SW 1/4 of the SW 1/4 of Sec-
tion 4, Township 29 South,
Range 24 East, Less the road
right of way for State Road 37-
B (Lakeland Highlands Road),
Public Records of Polk
County, Florida.
Said parcel is part of Property
ID Number 042924-000000-
044020
Interested Parties
PATRICIA S. MARTIN, HAM-
ILTON B. MARTIN, JR., JANE
M. TOW a/k/a JANE MARTIN,
MAE PATRICIA M. WHITE-
HURST, In their Individual ca-
pacities, in their capacities as
Successor Trustees of THE
MARTIN FAMILY TRUST
dated June 19, 1989, and in
their capacities as Trustees of
THE MARTIN FAMILY SUP-
PORT TRUST
Interest: Owners Parcel: Ele-
mentary "J"
GEORGE CONNER
Interest: Lessee Parcel: Ele-
mentary "J"
CITY OF LAKELAND
Interest: Utilities Easement
Parcel: Elementary "J"
JOE G. TEDDER, TAX COL-
LECTOR, POLK COUNTY
Interest: Taxes Due Parcel.
Elementary "J"
UNKNOWN OWNERS OR
TENANTS
Interest: Unknown Parcel:
Elementary "J"
To all named or unknown per-
sons claiming any right, title or
interest in the property de-
scribed above:
You are hereby required to serve
written defenses to the Petition on
C. Wesley Bridges, II, General
Counsel, The School Board of
Polk County, Florida, 1915 South
Floral Avenue, Bartow, FL 33830,
*....- ., i ,-./-eight (28) days after
service of this summons, exclusive
of the day of service, and file ,the
original of the. defenses with the
Clerk of this Court either before
service on Petitioner's attorney, or
immediately thereafter; otherwise
a default will be entered against
you for the relief demanded in the
Complaint or Petition.
PLEASE TAKE NOTICE that a
declaration of taking has been
filed in this cause and that peti-
tioner will apply for an order of tak-
ing and any other order the court
deems proper before the Honor-
able Ralph Artigliere, one of the
judges of this court, on Monday,
April 18, 2005, at 10:15 A.M., in
Courtroom 7A, at the Polk
County Courthouse at Bartow,
Florida. All defendants in this ac-
tion may request a hearing at .the
time and place designated and be
heard. Any defendant failing to file
a request for hearing shall waive
any right to object to the order of
taking.
DATED in March 8, 2005.
RICHARD M. WEISS
As Clerk of Court
By: /s/ Valerie Neal
As Deputy Clerk
(Court Seal)
Mar. 10, 17, 2005-0878

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN
AND FOR POLK COUNTY,
FLORIDA
IN RE: THE MARRIAGE OF
LEABRA ALIE BOYD, SR.,
Husband
and
LAWANDA LYNN BOYD.
Wife.
NOTICE OF ACTION DIS-
SOLUTION OF MARRIAGE
CASE NO.: 53-2005DR-
001767-0000-LK
SECTION. 02 .
TO: LAWANDA t. BOYD
Last Known Address:
1300 North Kettles Avenue
Lakeland, FL 33805
YOU ARE NOTIFIED that a Pe-
tition For Dissolution of Marriage
has been filed against you and
you are required to serve a copy
of your written defenses, if any, to
it on THOMAS J. CHAWK, Es-
quire Post Office Box 8209,
Lakeland, Florida 33802-8209, the
Petitioner's Attorney, on or before
April 16. 20Q5. and'file the original
with the Clerk of this Court either
before service on the Petitioner's
attorney or immediately thereafter;
otherwise, a default will be entered
against you for the relief de-
manded in the Petition.
UNDER SECTION 63.089,
FLORIDA STATUTES, FAILURE
TO FILE A WRITTEN RE-
SPONSE TO THIS NOTICE WITH
THE COURT OR TO APPEAR AT


location 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 FI lorida Re-
lay Services 711.
DATED THIS 1 7th DAY OF Feb-
ruary, 2005.
RICHARD M. WEISS
CLERK OF CIRCUIT COUR f
By /s/ Lori Armiio
Deputy Clerk
(Seal)
Mar. 10, 17, 2005-0820


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN
AND FOR POLK COUNTY,
FLORIDA
IN RE: THE MARRIAGE OF
JOHN L. REESE,
Husband
and
TOSHIKO RIKIHISA,
Wife.
NOTICE OF ACTION DIS-
SOLUTION OF MARRIAGE
CASE NO.: 53-2005DR-
001871-0000-LK
SECTION: 02
TO: TOSKIKO RIKIHISA
JAPAN
YOU ARE NOTIFIED that a Pe-
tition For Dissolution of Marriage
has been filed against you and
you are required to serve a copy
of your written defenses, if any, to
it on THOMAS J. CHAWK, Es-
quire Post Office Box 8209,
Lakeland, Florida 33802-8209, the
Petitioner's Attorney, on or before
March 31 2005 and file the origi-
nal with the Clerk of this Court ei-
ther before service on the Petition-
er's attorney or immediately there-
after; otherwise, a default will be
entered against you for the relief
demanded in the Petition.
UNDER SECTION 63.089,
FLORIDA STATUTES, FAILURE
TO FILE A WRITTEN RE-
SPONSE TO THIS NOTICE WITH
THE COURT OR TO APPEAR AT
THIS HEARING CONSTITUTES
GROUNDS UPON WHICH THE
COURT SHALL END ANY PA-
RENTAL RIGHTS YOU MAY
HAVE REGARDING THE MINOR
CHILD.
Dated this 24th day of Febru-
ary, 2005.
RICHARD M. WEISS
Clerk of the Courts
BY: /s/ Victoria Hargrove
Deputy Clerk
(Court Seal)
Mar. 3, 10, 17, 24, 2005-0738




IN -THE CIRCUIT COURT
OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL
CIRCUIT OF THE STATE
OF FLORIDA, IN AND FOR
POLK COUNTY
CIVIL DIVISION
CITIFINANCIAL, INC. SUCCES-
SOR BY MERGER TO WASHING-
TON MUTUAL FINANCE, LLC,
Plaintiff,
vs.
JACKIE M. TYSON; THE UN-
KNOWN SPOUSE OF JACKIE M.
TYSON; JAMES F. TYSON
A/K/A JAMES TYSON; 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;
UNKNOWN TENANT #1; UN-
KNOWN TENANT #2,
Defendant(s).
CASE NO.
53-2004-CA-005026-
0 000-00
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 1 in an unre-
corded subdivision of
the West 1/2 of the
Southwest 1/4 of the
Southeast 1/4 LESS
the North 420 feet
thereof in Section 3,
Township 29 South,
Range 23 East, Polk
County, Florida, more
particularly described
as: Beginning at the
Southwest corner of
the Southeast 1/4 of
Section 3, Township
29 South, Range 23
East, thence run
North 08'30" West
a distance of 61.35
feet to .a railroad
spike on North right-
of-way line of a pro-
posed road for a
POINT OF BEGINNING,
thence run North
0'8'30" West a dis-
tance of 92.3 feet,
thence run South
89'56'30" East a
distance of 195.81
feet, thence run
South 0'11'30" East
a distance of 128.53
feet to a point on
said right-of-way line,
thence along' said
right-of-way line
Northwesterly 198.0
feet, more or less to
the POINT OF BEGIN-
NING.
A/K/A 2603 OLD ME-
DULLA ROAD, LAKE-
LAND, FLORIDA
33881
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
9:0 o'clock A.M., or as soon
thereafter 9:00 A.M., the 23rd
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 "
Notice of Chanqe" at the sale


and file the original with the Clerk
of this Court either before service
on Petitioner's attorney or immedi-
ately thereafter. Otherwise, a de-
fault will be entered against you
for the relief demanded in the Peti-
tion.
WARNING: Rule 12.285, Flor-
ida Family Law Rules of Proce-
dure, requires certain automatic
disclosure of documents and infor-
mation. Failure to comply can re-
sult in sanction, including dis-
missal or striking of pleadings
DATED February 21, 2005.
RICHARD M. WEISS
Clerk of Said Court
By /s/ TAMIKA JOINER
As Deputy Clerk
(Court Seal)
Feb. 24, Mar. 3. 10. 17, 2005-
0665


POLK COUNTY DEMOCRAT
#2005-0365
SALE DATE: 4/14/2005
NOTICE OF APPLICATION
FOR TAX DEED
(CHAPTER 197.512 -
FLORIDA STATUTES)
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT
WILLIAM C SOUTHERLAND
the holder of the following cer-
tificates, has filed said certifi-
cates for a tax deed to be is-
sued thereon. The certificate
numbers and years of issuance,
the description of the property
and the names in which it was
assessed are as follows:
CERTIFICATE NO.
16325
15292
15272
1401 5
YEARS OF ISSUANCE
5/31/2002
5/31/2000
5/28/1999
5/30/1997
DESCRIPTION OF PROP-
ERTY:
N 1/2 OF SW 1/4 OF SW
1/4 OF NW 1/4 OF SW
1/4 BEING LOT 657 OF
UNREC GROVELAND
HIGHLANDS
Section 09, Township
31, Range 26
PROPERTY ID NUMBER:
09-31-26-000000-
043230
Name in which assessed: JER-
EMY B CONKLIN
All of said property being in the
County of Polk, State of Flor-
ida. To redeem property, pay-
ment must be made by Cashi-
er's Check or Money Order. NO
PERSONAL CHECKS WILL BE
ACCEPTED. Unless such certifi-
cate shall be redeemed accord-
ing to law, the property de-
scribed in such certificate or
certificates will be sold to the
highest bidder for CASH at the
Polk County Courthouse, Main
Lobby, exact location to be
posted in Main Lobby on date
of sale, on the second Thurs-
day in the Month of April which
is the 1 4th day of April, 2005
beginning at 8:30 A.M. with
lunch recess at Noon, until
completion; and, if necessary,
continue on a day to day basis
under the same conditions as
the first sale day, during the
regular hours of the Clerk's Of-
fice until completion.
IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE
AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES
ACT, PERSONS WITH DISABILI-
TIES NEEDING A SPECIAL AC-
COMMODATION TO REVIEW
TAX DEED SALES SHOULD CON-
TACT: CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT
COURT, ATTN: TAX DEED DEPT,
255 N. BROADWAY, BARTOW,
FLORIDA 33830-9000 TELE-
PHONE (863) 534-4528 OR
534-4529.
DATED this 3/3/2005.
RICHARD M. WEISS,
CLERK OF CIRCUIT COURT
POLK COUNTY, FLORIDA
By: MARY ANN PETROVICH
Mar. 10, 17, 24, 31, 2005-
0857



IN THE CIRCUIT COURT
OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL
CIRCUIT IN AND FOR
POLK COUNTY, FLORIDA
IN THE MATTER OF THE
ADOPTION OF:
RICKY NGUYEN and TAMMY
NGUYEN
Adoptees.
/
CASE NO.
53-2004DR-010278-
0000-00
DIVISION 02
NOTICE OF ACTION
TO: Unknown Father
Address Unknown
YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an
action for adoption has been filed
against you and you are required
to file your answer or written de-
fenses, if any, to it on the Petition-
er's Attorney, WILLIAM D
SLICKER, ESQUIRE, whose ad-
dress is: 4554 Central Avenue,
Suite E, St. Petersburg, Florida
33711, on or before March 28,
2005, and file the original with the
clerk of the Court at: P.O. Box
9000, Bartow Drawer CC1, Bar-
tow, FL 33831 before service on
Petitioner's attorney or immedi-
ately thereafter. If you fail to do
so, a default may be entered
against you for the relief de-
manded in the complaint.
Dated February 21, 2005.
CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT
By /s/ Mary Ann Ray
Deputy Clerk
(Court Seal)
Feb. 24, Mar. 3, 10, 17, 2005-
0651



IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN
AD FOR POLK COUNTY, FLOR-
IDA
IN RE: THE MARRIAGE OF:
ANGELINA MEDINA,
Wife.
-and-
SERGIO ARTURO RODRIGUEZ,
SR.
Husband.

CASE NUMBER:
532005DR-001736
SECTION 01
NOTICE OF ACTION
TO. SERGIO ARTURO
RODRIGUEZ, SR.
RESIDENCE UNKNOWN
ADDRESS UNKNOWN
YOU ARE NOTIFIED that a Pe-
tition for Dissolution of Marriage
action has oeen filed against you,
to it on Petitioner's attorney,
BRUNO F. DeZAYAS, ESQUIRE,
5116 South Lakeland, Drive, Lake-
land, Florida 33813, or Post Office
Box 6069, Lakeland, Florida
33307, on or before April 1: 2005,


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THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN
AND FOR POLK COUNTY,
FLORIDA
CIVIL ACTION
GREENTREE FINANCIAL SERV-
ICING CORPORATION,
Plaintiff,
vs.
LARRY T. PATE, et al.,
Defendant(s).
CASE NO.
53-2004-CA-3817
DIVISION: 07
NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE
SALE
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN
pursuant to a Final Judgment of
Mortgage Foreclosure dated Feb-
ruary 17 2005 and entered in
Case NO. 53-2004-CA-3817 of the
Circuit Court of the TENTH Judi-
cial Circuit in and for POLK
County, Florida wherein GREEN-
TREE FINANCIAL SERVICING
CORPORATION is the Plaintiff
and LARRY T. PATE; THE UN-
KNOWN SPOUSE OF LARRY T.
PATE N/K/A KATY PATE; POLK
COUNTY BOARD OF COUNTY
COMMISSIONERS; W.S. BAD-
COCK CORPORATION; 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 241h day of March. 2005. the
following described property as set
forth in said Final Judgment:
LOT 34, OF INDIAN OAKS,
ACCORDING TO THE MAP
OR PLAT THEREOF RE-
CORDED IN PLAT BOOK 94,
PAGES 10 AND 11, OF THE
PUBLIC RECORDS OF
POLK COUNTY, FLORIDA.
TOGETHER WITH A MOBILE
HOME LOCATED THEREON
AS A FIXTURE AND APPUR-
TENANCE THERETO AND
BEING MORE PARTICU-
LARLY DESCRIBED AS
FOLLOWS:
1996 KINGHAM DOUBLE-
WIDE MOBILE HOME: IDEN-
TIFICATION NUMBERS
N16136A AND N16136B AND
TITLE NUMBERS 71379178
AND 71379179.
A/K/A 4896 Indian
Oaks Drive, Mulberry,
FL 33860
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
17.2005.
Richard M. Weiss
Clerk of the Circuit Court
By: /s/' Felicia Borders
Deputy Clerk
(Seal)
Mar. 10, 17, 2005-0826

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR
POLK COUNTY, FLORIDA
PROBATE DIVISION
IN RE: ESTATE OF
JEANNE W. LOY,
Deceased.
FILE NO. 05CP-0517
NOTICE TO CREDITORS
The administration of the estate
of JEANNE W. LOY, deceased,
whose date of death was February
23, 2005, File Number 05CP-
0517. is pending in the Circuit
Court for Polk County, Florida,
Probate Division, the address of
which is Post Office Box 9000,
Drawer CC-4419, Bartow, FL
33830-9000. The names and ad-
dresses of the personal represen-
tative and the personal represen-
tatives' attorney are set forth be-
low.
All creditors of the decedent
and other persons having claims
or demands against decedents es-
tate on whom a copy of this notice
has been served must file their
claims with this court WITHIN THE
LATER OF 3 MONTHS AFTER
THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUB-
LICATION OF THIS NOTICE OR
30 DAYS AFTER THE DATE OF
SERVICE OF A COPY OF THIS
NOTICE ON THEM.
All other creditors of the dece-
dent and other persons having
claims or demands against dece-
dent's estate must file their claims
with this court WITHIN 3 MONTHS
AFTER THE DATE OF THE
FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS
NOTICE.
ALL CLAIMS NOT SO FILED
WILL BE FOREVER BARRED.
NOTWITHSTANDING THE
TIME PERIOD SET FORTH
ABOVE, ANY CLAIM FILED
TWO (2) YEARS OR MORE AF-
TER THE DECEDENT'S DATE
OF DEATH IS BARRED.
The date of the first publication
of this notice is March 17, 2005.
Gregory Scott Powell
Personal Representative
1164 Dosseywood Lane
Lakeland, Florida 33811
Ben H. Darby, Jr.
Attorney for Personal Repre-
sentative
Florida Bar No. 146408
PETERSON & MYERS, P.A.
Post Office Box 24628
Lakeland, Florida 33802-4628
Telephone: (863) 683-6511
Mar. 17. 24, 2005-0943


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 the 18th day of February,
2005.
RICHARD M. WEISS
Clerk of Circuit Court
By: /s/Felicia Borders
Deputy Clerk
(Court Seal)
Mar. 10, 17. 2005-0823








8B The Polk County Democrat March 17, 2005


U


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR
POLK COUNTY, FLORIDA.
CiVIL DIVISION
MORTGAGE ELECTRONIC REG-
ISTRATION SYSTEMS, INC. AS
NOMINEE FOR FULL' SPEC-
TRUM LENDING, INC. MIN NO.
1000157-0003273900-1,
Plaintiff,
vs.
ALLAN E. HALL, et al.,
Defendants.
CASE NO.
532004CA005087XXXXXX
NOTICE OF SALE
PURSUANT TO CHAPTER 45
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN
pursuant to an Order or Summary
Final Judgment of foreclosure
dated February 24 2005 and en-
tered in Case No.
532004CA005087XXXXXX of the
Circuit Court of the Tenth Judicial
Circuit in and for Polk County,
Florida, wherein MORTGAGE
ELECTRONIC REGISTRATION
SYSTEMS, INC. AS NOMINEE
FOR FULL SPECTRUM LEND-
ING, INC. MIN NO. 1000157-
0003273900-1, is Plaintiff and AL-
LAN E. HALL; STACEY R. HALL
A/K/A STACY R. HALL; UN-
KNOWN TENANT NO. 1; UN-
KNOWN TENANT NO. 2; AND
ALL UNKNOWN PARTIES
CLAIMING INTERESTS BY,
THROUGH, UNDER OR
AGAINST A. NAMED DEFEN-
DANT TO THIS ACTION, OR
HAVING OR CLAIMING TO HAVE
ANY RIGHT, TITLE OR INTER-
EST IN THE PROPERTY HEREIN
DESCRIBED, are Defendant, I will
sell to the highest and best bidder
for cash at the East end of the
East corridor, first floor, Polk
County Courthouse, 255 N. Broad-
way Avenue, Bartow, Florida at
Polk County, Florida, at 9:00 a.m.
on the 31st day of March, 2005,
the following described property
as set forth in said Order or Final
Judgment, to wit:
COMMENCING AT THE
NORTHEAST CORNER OF
THE SOUTHEAST 1/4 OF
THE NORTHWEST 1/4 OF
SECTION 26, TOWNSHIP 27
SOUTH, RANGE 25 EAST,
POLK COUNTY, FLORIDA,
AND RUN WEST ALONG THE
NORTH BOUNDARY
THEREOF 559.19 FEET;
THENCE SOUTH 01 DE-
GREES 13'45" WEST
150.00 FEET FOR A POINT
OF BEGINNING; THENCE.
WEST, PARALLEL WITH THE
NORTH BOUNDARY OF SAID
SOUTHEAST 1/4 OF THE
NORTHWEST 1/4, 264.00
FEET; THENCE SOUTH 01
DEGREES 13'45" WEST
180.00 FEET;- THENCE
EAST, PARALLEL WITH THE
NORTH BOUNDARY OF SAID
SOUTHEAST 1/4 OF THE
NORTHWEST 1/4 264.00
FEET; THENCE WEST
180.00 FEET; THENCE
EAST, PARALLEL WITH THE'
NORTH BOUNDARY OF SAID
SOUTHEAST 1/4 OF THE
NORTHWEST 1/4 264.00
FEET; THENCE NORTH 00
DEGREES 13'45" EAST 180
FEET TO THE POINT OF BE-
GINNING.
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 at Bartow, Florida,
on February 24. 2005.
RICHARD M. WEISS
As Clerk, Circuit Court
By: /s/ Lori Armijo
As Deputy Clerk
(Seal)
Mar. 17, 24, 2005-0932

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT
OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL
CIRCUIT OF THE STATE
OF FLORIDA, IN AND FOR
POLK COUNTY
CIVIL DIVISION
BANK ONE, NATIONAL ASSO-
CIATION, AS TRUSTEE OF CEN-
TEX HOME EQUITY LOAN TRUST
2001-A UNDER THE POOLING
AND SERVICING AGREEMENT
DATED AS OF MARCH 1, 2001,
Plaintiff,
vs.
RODNEY L. SMITH; JANE DOE
SMITH, THE UNKNOWN SPOUSE
OF RODNEY L. SMITH; MARGA-
RET A. SMITH; JOHN DOE
SMITH, THE UNKNOWN SPOUSE
OF MARGARET A. SMITH; 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;
CITIFINANCIAL EQUITY SERV-
ICES, INC; DAIMLERCHRYSLER
MOTORS COMPANY, L.LC.,
SUCCESSOR IN INTEREST TO
CHRYSLER FINANCIAL COM-
PANY, L.L.C.; BANK OF AMER-
ICA, N.A. SUCCESSOR BY
MERGER TO BARNETT TECH-
NOLOGIES, INC., A DISSOI VED
CORPORATION, SUCCESSOR BY
MERGER TO BARNETT RECOV-
ERY CORPORATION, WHETHER


DISSOLVED OR PRESENTLY EX
LISTING, TOGETHER WITH ANY
GRANTEES, ASSIGNEES, CREDIT
TORS, LIENORS,.OR TRUSTEES
OF SAID DEFENDANTS) AN[
ALL OTHER PERSONS CLAIMING(
BY, THROUGH, UNDER, OR
AGAINST DEFENDANTSS; JOHN
DOE, UNKNOWN TENANT; JANE
DOE, UNKNOWN TENANT,
Defendant(s).
CASE NO.
53-2004-CA-000078-
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 sel
the property situate in Polk
County, Florida, described as:
LOT 41, LAKE PIERCE RAN-
CHETTES, ACCORDING TO
THE PLAT THEREOF, AS
RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK
S71, PAGE 19, OF THE PUB-
LIC RECORDS OF POLK
COUNTY, FLORIDA.
A/K/A 2856 SILVER SPUR
LOOP, LAKE WALES, FL.
33853.
TO INCLUDE A MOBILE
HOME VIN NO. UNKNOWN,
TITLE NO. UNKNOWN.
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,
1255 North Broadway Ave-
nue, Bartow, Florida at 9:00
o'clock A.M., or as soon
thereafter =900 A.M., the
30th 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
TOD (863) 534-7777 or Flor-
ida Relay Services 711.
RICHARD M. WEISS
CLERK OF CIRCUIT COURT
By /s/ Lori Armijo
Deputy Clerk
(Seal)
Mar. 17, 24, 2005-0927

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN
AND FOR POLK COUNTY,
FLORIDA
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,
Defendantss.
CASE NO.
04-CA-4633
NOTICE OF ACTION
TO:
SHARON M. .WILLIAMS
whose last known address Is
5105 TurtleDove 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


sees, grantees, and creditors,
.or other parties claiming Inter-
ests by, through or under
those unknown natural per-
sons; and all claimants, per-
sons or parties, natural or cor-
porate, or whose exact legal
status is unknown, claiming
under any of the above named
of described defendant and all
parties having or claiming to
have any right, title or Interest
In and to the property'hereaf-
tr described and all others
whom It may concern.
YOU ARE HEREBY NOTIFIED
that an action to foreclose a Prom-
issory Note and Real Estate Mort-
gage 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.


8


has been filed against you and
you are required to serve a copy
of your written defense, if any, to it
S on Benjamin W. Hardin, Jr., Es-
D quire, of Hardin & Murphy, P.A.,
G Plaintiff's attomey, whose address
is 1905 Bartow Road,,Lakeland,
N Florida 33802-3604 and on or be-
E fore 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 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
I 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, 14, 2005-0697

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT
OF THE 10TH JUDICIAL
CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR
POLK COUNTY, FLORIDA
CIVIL DIVISION
HOUSEHOLD FINANCE CORP.
III,
Plaintiff,
vs.
ANNA FIELDS WATSON A/K/A
ANA WATSON, et al,
Defendants.
CASE NO.:
53-2004-CA-005057-0000 SEC
08
NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE
SALE
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN
pursuant to a Final Judgment of
Foreclosure Sale dated the 25a
day of February 2005, and en-
tered in Case No. 53-2004-CA-
005057-0000 SEC 08, of the Cir-
cuit Court of the 10TH Judicial Cir-
cuit in and for Polk County, Flor-
ida, wherein HOUSEHOLD FI-
NANCE CORP. III is the Plaintiff
and ANNA FIELDS WATSON
A/K/A ANA WATSON;
ROCKRIDGE FARMETTES PROP-
ERTY OWNERS ASSOCIATION,
INC.; MATTHEW ALLEN WAT-
SON A/K/A MAT WATSON
A/K/A MATHEW ALLEN WAT-
SON; JOHN DOE; JANE DOE AS
UNKNOWN TENANTS) IN POS-
SESSION OF THE SUBJECT REAL
PROPERTY are defendants. I will
sell to the highest and best bidder
for cash at the east corridor on the
1st floor, of the Polk County Court-
house, in BARTOW, Florida, 9:00
a.m. on the 1st day of ApdL 2005,
the following described property
as set forth in said Final Judg-
ment, to wit:
TRACT 59, RANCHLAND
ACRES ADDITION, AS PER
THE PLAT THEREOF RE-
CORDED IN PLAT BOOK
81, PAGES 32 AND 33
OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS
OF POLK COUNTY, FLOR-1
IDA. EASEMENT RIGHT
OF WAY IN FAVOR OF
WITHLACOOCHEE RIVER
ELECTRIC COOPERATIVE
RECORDED IN O.R. BOOK
2452, PAGES 0220 &
0221, PUBLIC RECORDS
OF POLK COUNTY, FLOR-
IDA; SUBJECT TO A UTIL-
ITY EASEMENT OVER THE
SOUTH 20 FEET
THEREOF.
VIN: 2G610214HA TI-'
TLE: 71301875 RP:
12089978
VIN: 2G610214HB TI-
TLE: 71301874 RP:
12089979
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.
SDated this ist day of March,
2005.
Richard M Weiss
As Clerk of the Court
By /s/ Yvette Johnson
As Deputy Clerk
(SEAL)
Mar. 17, 24; 2005-0920

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT
OF THE 10th JUDICIAL'
CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR
POLK COUNTY, FLORIDA
GENERAL JURISDICTION
DIVISION
BANK OF AMERICA, NATIONAL
ASSOCIATION F/K/A NATIONS-
BANK, N.A., SUCCESSOR BY
MERGER TO NATIONSBANK,
NATIONAL ASSOCIATION (
SOUTH), .SUCCESSOR BY
MERGER TO CHASE FEDERAL
BANK, A FEDERAL SAVINGS
BANK, F/K/A CHASE FEDERAL
BANK, FSB.,
PLAINTIFF
VS.
STEPHEN W. BARONE, IF LIV-
ING, AND IF DEAD, THE UN-
KNOWN SPOUSE, HEIRS, DEVI-
SEES, GRANTEES, ASSIGNEES,
LIENORS, CREDITORS, TRUS- .


COUNTY, FLORIDA, IN PLAT
BOOK 55, PAGES 5 THRU 18.
LOT 4, BLOCK 973, POINCI-
ANA NEIGHBORHOOD 4, VIL-
LAGE 7, ACCORDING TO THE
MAP OR PLAT THEREOF AS
RECORDED IN THE OFFICE OF
THE CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT
COURT IN AND FOR POLK
COUNTY, FLORIDA, IN PLAT
BOOK 53, PAGES 4 THRU 18.
LOT 7, BLOCK 506, POINCI-
ANA NEIGHBORHOOD WEST,
VILLAGE 7, ACCORDING TO
THE MAP OR PLAT THEREOF
AS RECORDED IN THE OFFICE
OF THE CLERK OF THE CIR-
CUIT COURT IN AND FOR POLK
COUNTY, FLORIDA, IN PLAT
BOOK 55, PAGES 5 THRU 18.
In accordance with the Ameri-
cans with Disabilities Act, if you
are a person with disabilities


TEES AND ALL OTHER PARTIES
CLAIMING AN INTEREST BY
THROUGH, UNDER OF
AGAINST STEPHEN W. BAF
ONE; JUDITH E. BARONE, II
LIVING, AND IF DEAD, THE UN'
KNOWN SPOUSE, HEIRS, DEV
SEES, GRANTEES, ASSIGNEES
LIENORS, CREDITORS, TRUE
TEES AND ALL OTHER PARTIES
CLAIMING AN INTEREST BY
THROUGH, UNDER OF
AGAINST JUDITH E. BARONE
TANGERINE TRAILS NORTH
HOMEOWNERS ASSOCIATION
INC.; JOHN DOE AND JANE DO
AS UNKNOWN TENANTS IN
POSSESSION
DEFENDANTS)
CASE NO:
04CA-4894
n* NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE
SALE
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVE
pursuant to a Summary Fina
Judgment of Foreclosure datec
February 25 2005 entered in Civi
Case No. 04CA-4894 of the Circu
Court of the 10TH Judicial Circui
in and for POLK County, BAR
TOW, Florida, I will sell to the
highest and best bidder for cash a
THE EAST CORRIDOR ON THE
FIRST FLOOR at the POLK
County Courthouse located at 25!
N Broadway Ave. in Bartow, Flor
Ida, at 9:00 a.m. on the 1st day of
Apdil, 2005 the following described
property as set forth in said Sum
mary Final Judgment, to-wit:
LOT 26, TANGERINE
TRAILS UNIT NO. 4,
ACCORDING TO THE
PLAT THEREOF, AS
RECORDED IN PLAT
BOOK 98, PAGE 12,
OF THE PUBLIC RE-
CORDS OF POLK
COUNTY, FLORIDA.
All sales are to be held at the
east end of the east corridor,
first floor, of the Polk County
Courthouse 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 28th day of Febru:
ary, 2005.
RICHARD M. WEISS
Clerk of the Circuit Court
By: /s/ Lori Armijo
Deputy Clerk
(CIRCUIT COURT SEAL)
Mar. 17. 24, 2005-0922

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT IN AND
FOR POLK COUNTY, FLORIDA
THOMAS J. COADY and
MARY LU COADY, Hus-
band and Wife,
Plaintiffs,
vs
JOSEPH L. SINDONE, DPM
and MARTENE' K. SIN-
DONE, ASSOCIATION OF
POINCIANA VILLAGES,
INC., and POINCIANA
VILLAGE SEVEN ASSO-
CIATION, INC.; FEDERAL
FINANCIAL COMPANY;
LYDIABELLE SORIANO
and LINDA P. DUNCAN;
G.W. STROUSE; BLAKE
BAGLEY, d/b/a LAND-
MARK FUNDING; NA-
TIONAL LOAN INVES-
TORS LP; JEFFERY A.
DAVIS; R. GUERRY JONES
and JAMES F. BRYCE,
d/b/a THREE G INVEST-
MENTS; FORD MOTOR
CREDIT; DOLORES LA-
SAN,
Defendants.
CASE NUMBER:
53-2005-CA-000439-0000-WH
SECTION NO 08
SECOND NOTICE OF ACTION
TO: JEFFREY A. DAVIS
2867 SHADEVILLE ROAD
CRAWFORDVILLE, FLORIDA
32327
YOU ARE HEREBY NOTIFIED
that a Complaint has been filed
against you, and you are required
to serve a copy of your written de-
fenses, if any, to it on STEPHEN
F. BAKER, ESQ., Plaintiff's attor-
ney, whose address is 800 First
Street S., Winter Haven, FL
33880, on or before the 25ih day
of Ani1, 2005, and file the original
with the Clerk of this Court, either
before service on Plaintiff's attor-
ney, or immediately thereafter;
otherwise a default will be entered
against you for the relief de-
manded in the Petition.
, The Plaintiff Is seeking to quiet
title on real property described as
follows:
LOT 7, BLOCK 1085, POINCI-
ANA NEIGHBORHOOD 4, VIL-
LAGE 7, ACCORDING TO THE
MAP OR PLAT THEREOF AS
RECORDED IN THE OFFICE OF
THE CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT
COURT IN AND FOR POLK
COUNTY, FLORIDA, IN PLAT
BOOK 53, PAGES 4 THRU 18.
LOT 21, BLOCK 1088, POIN-
CIANA NEIGHBORHOOD 4, VIL-
LAGE 7, ACCORDING TO THE
MAP OR PLAT THEREOF AS
RECORDED IN THE OFFICE OF
THE CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT
COURT IN AND FOR POLK
COUNTY, FLORIDA, IN PLAT
BOOK 53, PAGES 4 THRU 18.
LOT 16, BLOCK 456, POINCI-
ANA NEIGHBORHOOD 2 WEST,
VILLAGE 7, ACCORDING TO
THE MAP OR PLAT THEREOF
AS RECORDED IN THE OFFICE
OF THE CLERK OF THE CIR-
CUIT COURT IN AND FOR POLK


you are required to serve a
copy of your written defenses,
if any, to it on CHARLES E. JA-
COBSON III, ESQUIRE, Plaintiff's
attorney, whose address is 219
North Massachusetts Avenue,
Lakeland, Florida, 33801, on or
before April 25 2005 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 for Forfeiture
and Verified Supporting Affida-
vit.
DATED on March 14 2005.
RICHARD M. WEISS
Clerk of the Court
By: /s/ Shirley Deschamps
As Deputy-Clerk
Mar. 17, 24, 31, Apr. 7, 2005-0955


who needs any accommodatlo
In order to participate In thi
R proceeding, you are entitled a
no cost to you, to the provislo
F, of certain assistance. Please
\- contact the Office of the Cour
I- Administrator, (863) 534-4690
S, within two (2) working days o
3- your receipt of this notice;
S you are hearing or voice Imn
paired, call TDD (863) 534-777
9 or Florida Relay Services 711.
; WITNESS my hand and the
- seal of this Court on this 10thlda
q, of March, 2005.
E RICHARD M. WEISS,
q As Clerk of Said Court
BY: /s/ Linda Richards
As Deputy Clerk
(COURT SEAL)
Mar. 17, 24, 31, Apr. 7, 2005-0957


INTHE CIRCUIT COURT OF THI
10TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF
j FLORIDA IN AND FOR POLK
I COUNTY GENERAL JURISDIC
it ION DIVISION
it Wachovia Bank, N.A., (formerly
- known as First Union National
Bank), as Trustee for Long Beach
:t Mortgage Loan Trust 2002-1, As
set Backed Certificates, Series
2002-1, in trust for the benefit o
5 the certificate holders,
* PLAINTIFF,
Vs.
Jimmie L. Collins, et alt,
DEFENDANT.
Case No:
2004-CA-3184
NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE
SALE
Notice is hereby given that,
pursuant to that Final Judg-
ment of Foreclosure dated Feb:
ruary 24, 2005, and entered in
civil case number 2004-CA-
3184, of the Circuit Court of
the 10th Judicial Circuit in and
for Polk County, Florida,
wherein WACHOVIA BANK, N.A.,
(FORMERLY KNOWN AS FIRST
UNION NATIONAL BANK), AS
TRUSTEE FOR LONG BEACH
MORTGAGE LOAN TRUST 2002-

1, ASSET BACKED CERTIFI-
CATES, SERIES 2002-1, IN
TRUST FOR THE BENEFIT OF
THE CERTIFICATE HOLDERS, is
Plaintiff and Jimmie L. Collins;
Valerie Stembridge f/k/a Vale-
rie Diana Collins f/k/a Valerie
Diana Stevens, is/are Defen-
dant(s), I will sell to the highest
and best bidder for cash in the
East Corridor, First Floor, 255
North Broadway Avenue, Polk
County Courthouse, Bartow,
Florida, at 9:00 am on the 31st
day of March, 2Q5, the follow-
ing described property as set
forth in said Final Judgment, to
wit:
LOT 3, RESUBDIVISION OF
LOT 43, BLOCK 3, COUNTRY
CLUB ESTATES, ACCORD-
ING TO PLAT THEREOF RE-
CORDED IN PLAT BOOK 10,
PAGE 31, OF THE PUBLIC
RECORDS OF POLK
COUNTY, FLORIDA.
NOTE: Pursuant to
the Fair Debt Collec-
tion Practices Act
you are advised that
this law firm is
deemed to be a debt
collector attempting
to collect; a .debt and
any information ob-
tained will be used.
for that purpose.
All sales are' to be held at
the east end of the east
corridor, first floor, of the
Polk County Courthouse lo-
cated at 255 North Broad-
way Avenue, Bartow, Flor-
ida. Please note that the
main entrance is located on
Church Street. No entry is
possible from Broadway
Avenue. In the event any
temporary change of loca-
tion is necessary, the Clerk
shall post 'a "Notice of
Change" at the sale location
directing the bidders to the
temporary sale location.
If you are 'a person with dis-
abilities who heeds 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 7 11.
Dated the 2.th day of Feb-
ruary, 2005
Richard M. Weiss
As Clerk of the Court
By: /s/ Lori Armijo
As Deputy Clerk
(Seal)
Mar. 17, 24, 2005-0925




IN THE CIRCUIT COURT
OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL
CIRCUIT OF FLORIDA IN
AND FOR POLK COUNTY
CITY OF LAKELAND
Plaintiff,
vs.
DESI B. LULE,
Defendant.'
Case. No.
53-2005CA-000016-
O000-LK
Section 11
NOTICE OF ACTION
TO: DESI B. LULE
710 Bivens Avenue -
Tallahassee, FL 3231 5
YOU ARENOTIFIED that an
action to forfeit the following prop-
erty in Polk County, Florida:
THREE THOUSAND
FOUR HUNDRED TEN
DOLLARS'
($3,410.00) IN U.S.
CURRENCY,
has been filed'against you, and


Attorney for Personal Represen-
tative
Mar. 17, 24, 2005-0952


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT
TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT
POLK COUNTY, FLORIDA
PROBATE DIVISION
IN RE: ESTATE OF
BILLIE JEAN BOUR-
GEAULT,
DECEASED.
FILE NO.:
04-CP-2630
NOTICE TO CREDITORS
AND
NOTICE OF ADMIN-
ISTRATION
The administration of the Es,
tate of BILLIE JEAN BOUR-
GEAULT, deceased, whose date
of death was March 2, 2004,


a NOTICE OF PUBLIC SALE
t AUTOBODY RESURRECTION
n CENTER, INC. gives Notice of
a Foreclosure of Lien and intent
t to sell vehicles pursuant to
subsection 713.78 of the Flor-
f ida Statutes that on 04/09/
if 2005, 8:00 am at 1203
I- GEORGE JENKINS BLVD LAKE-
7 LAND, FL 3381 5-1365. AUTO-
BODY RESURRECTION CENTER,
INC. reserves the right to ac-
y cept or reject any and/or all
bids.
VIN# 1G1JC52F547140013
2004 CHEVROLET
VIN# 1G1JC1448R7261064
1994 CHEVROLET
VIN# 2P4GH4531PR196897
7 1993 PLYMOUTH
VIN# 1B3XC46R5LD850868
1990 DODGE
VIN# 1 FTHX25G3MKB11104
E 1991 FORD
VIN# 2GCGG35K7K4147380
1989 CHEVROLET
- VIN# 2G4WB54T2M1421004
1991 BUICK
VIN# 1G3NF14D2JM226347
1988 OLDSMOBILE
Mar. 17, 2005-0942
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT IN AND
f FOR POLK COUNTY, FLORIDA,
PROBATE DIVISION
IN RE: ESTATE OF
WILLIAM R. HAMPTON,
Deceased.
FILE NO.
05CP-0526
NOTICE TO CREDITORS
The administration of the estate
of WILLIAM R. HAMPTON,
deceased, File No. 05CP-0526, is
pending in the Circuit Court for
: Polk County, Florida, Probate Divi-
sion, the address of which is Post
Office Box 9000, Drawer CC-4,
f Bartow, Florida 33831-9000. 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 is
served must file their claims with
this Court WITHIN THE LATER
OF THREE MONTHS AFTER
THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUB-
LICATION OF THIS NOTICE OR
THIRTY DAYS AFTER THE
DATE OF SERVICE OF A COPY
OF THIS NOTICE ON THEM.
All other creditors of the dece-
dent and other persons having
claims or demands against the de-
cedent's estate, including unma-
tured, contingent or unliquidated
claims, must file their claims with
this court WITHIN THREE
MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF
THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF
THIS NOTICE.
ALL CLAIMS NOT SO FILED
WILL BE FOREVER BARRED.
The date of the first publication
of this Notice is March 17 2005:
Personal Representative:
FAY M. HAMPTON
105 Owens Circle
South
Auburndale, Florida
33823
Attorney for Personal Repre-
sentative:
ABEL A. PUTNAM, ATTORNEY
FIotida Bar No.: 024090.
PUTNAM.& CREIGHTON,.P.A.
Post Office Box 3545
Lakeland, Florida 33802
863/682-1178
Mar. 17, 24, 2005-0950

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT
OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL
CIRCUIT IN AND FOR
POLK COUNTY, FLORIDA
PROBATE DIVISION
IN RE: ESTATE OF:
ELFLEDA WAGONER,
Deceased.
FILE NO.
05CP-0212
NOTICE TO CREDITORS
The administration of the estate
of ELFLEDA WAGONER de-
ceased, File No. 05CP-0212, is
pending in the Circuit Court for
Polk County, Florida, Probate Divi-
sion, the address of which is Pro-
bate Division, Clerk of the Circuit
Court, P.O. Box 9000, Drawer CC-
4, Bartow, Florida 33831-9000.
The names and addresses of the
personal representative and the
personal representative's attor-
neys are set forth below.
All creditors of the decedent
and other persons having claims
or demands against decedent's
estate on whom a copy of this no-
tice is served within three months
after the date of first publication of
this notice' must file their claims
with this Court WITHIN THE
LATER OF THREE MONTHS AF-
TER THE DATE OF THE FIRST
PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE
OR THIRTY DAYS AFTER THE
DATE OF SERVICE OF A COPY
OF THIS NOTICE ON THEM,
BUT IN NO EVENT LATER THAN
TWO YEARS AFTER THE
DEATH OF THE DECEDENT.
All other creditors of the dece-
dent and persons having claims or
demands against the decedent's
estate must file their claims with
this Court WITHIN THREE
MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF
THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF
THIS NOTICE, BUT IN NO
EVENT LATER THAN TWO
YEARS AFTER THE DEATH OF
THE DECEDENT.
ALL CLAIMS, DEMANDS,
AND OBJECTIONS NOT SO
FILED WILL BE FOREVER
BARRED.
The date of the first publication
of this notice is March 17 2005
Personal. Representa-
tive:
Shirley W. Johnson
CHARLES P. CHRITTON
Florida Bar No. 191307
WENDEL & CHRITTON, Char-
tered
POST OFFICE BOX 2808
LAKELAND, FL 33806-2808
(863) 603-7730


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and whose Social Security Num-
ber is 265-36-5476 is pending
in the Circuit Court for Polk
County, Florida, Probate Divi-
sion, the address of which is
P.O. Box 9000, Drawer CC-4,
Bartow, Florida 33830. The
name and address of the Per-
sonal Representative and the
Personal Representative's at-
torney are set forth below.
All creditors of the decedent
and other persons having claims
or demands against the dece-
dent's estate, on whom a copy of
this notice is served must file their
claims with this Court WITHIN
THE LATTER OF 3 MONTHS AF-
TER THE DATE OF THE FIRST
PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE
OR 30 DAYS AFTER THE DATE
OF SERVICE OF A COPY OF
THIS NOTICE ON THEM.
All other creditors of the dece-
dent and other persons having
claims or demands against dece-
dent's estate, must file their claims
with this Court WITHIN 3
MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF
THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF
THIS NOTICE.
ALL CLAIMS NOT SO FILED
WILL BE FOREVER BARRED.
NOTWITHSTANDING THE
TIME PERIOD SET FORTH
ABOVE, ANY CLAIM FILED TWO
(2) YEARS OR MORE AFTER
DECEDENT'S DATE OF DEATH
IS BARRED.
Publication of this Notice began
on March 17 2004.
Joseph Cozart, Personal Repre-
sentative
2043 Crystal Lake Drive
Destin, FL 32550
BILLY R. READY, ESQUIRE
BILLY R. READY, P.A.
Florida Bar No.: 322091
PO Box 1399
209 Palmetto Street
Auburndale, FL 33823
(863) 965-2516
(863) 965-2421 Fax
Attorney for Personal Repre-
sentative
Mar. 17, 24, 2005-0947
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR
POLK COUNTY, FLORIDA PRO-
BATE DIVISION
IN RE: ESTATE OF
ROSE J. MIRANDA, a/k/a ROSE
JOSEPHINE MIRANDA,
Deceased.
File No.
05-CP-0500
DIVISION: Probate
NOTICE TO CREDITORS
(Summary Administration)
TO ALL PERSONS HAVING
CLAIMS OR DEMANDS AGAINST
THE ABOVE ESTATE
You are hereby notified that an
Order of Summary Administration
has been entered in the estateof
ROSE J. MIRANDA, a/k/a ROSE
JOSEPHINE. MIRANDA, deceased,
File Number 05-CP-0500; by the
Circuit Court for Polk County, Flor-
ida, Probate Division, the address
of which is Post Office Box 9000,
Drawer CC-04, Bartow, FL 33831-
9000;.that the decedent's date of
death was November 17th, 2004;
that the total value of the estate is
$0 and that the names and ad-
dresses of those to whom it has
been assigned by such order are:
Mario Parrish
1248 Fish Hatchery Road
Lakeland, FL 33801
ALL INTERESTED PERSONS ARE
NOTIFIED THAT:
All creditors of the estate of
the decedent and persons hav-
ing claims or demands against
the estate of the decedent
other than those for whom pro-
vision for payment was made in
the Order of Summary Admin-
istration must file their claims
with this court WITHIN THE
TIME PERIODS SET FORTH IN
SECTION 733.702 OF THE
FLORIDA PROBATE CODE.
ALL CLAIMS AND DEMANDS
NOT SO FILED WILL BE FOR-
EVER BARRED.
NOTWITHSTANDING THE
TIME PERIOD SET FORTH
ABOVE, ANY CLAIM FILED TWO
(2) OR MORE YEARS AFTER THE
DECEDENT'S DATE OF DEATH
IS BARRED.
THE DATE OF FIRST PUBLI-
CATION OF' THIS NOTICE IS
March 17, 2005.
Person Giving Notice:
Marlo Parrish
1248 Fish Hatchery Road
Lakeland, FL 33801
TROIANO & ROBERTS, P.A.
Attorneys for Person Giving Notice
317 SOUTH TENNESSEE AVE-
NUE
LAKELAND, FL 33801-4617
Telephone: (863) 686-7136
By: D.A. TROIANO, ESQ.
Florida Bar No. 0082260
Mar. 17, 24,2005-0951

NOTICE OF FORFEITURE
PROCEEDINGS
TO ALL PERSONS WHO CLAIM
AN INTEREST IN THE FOLLOW-
ING PROPERTY:
The CITY OF LAKELAND, FLOR-
IDA, hereby gives notice of for-
feiture proceedings to be had
in accordance with Sections
932.701.707, Florida Statutes,
in regard to: FOUR THOU-
SAND SEVEN HUNDRED
SEVENTY DOLLARS
($4,770.00) IN U.S.
CURRENCY. Said property
was seized at or near the yard
of 299 Padgett Place South, in
Lakeland, Polk County, Florida,
on February 12, 2005. The law
enforcement agency holding
the property is the Lakeland
Police Department. A petition
seeking forfeiture of the prop-
erty will be filed in the Circuit
Court for Polk County, Florida.
CHARLES E. JACOBSON, III,
ESQ.
219 North Massachusetts Ave.
Lakeland; Florida 33801
(863) 834-6994
Florida Bar No. 181424
ATTORNEY FOR CITY OF LAKE-
LAND
Mar. 17, 24, 2005-0953


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF
FLORIDA IN AND FOR POLK
COUNTY GENERAL JURISDIC-
TION DIVISION
CHASE MANHATTAN MORT-
GAGE CORPORATION,
Plaintiff,
vs.
TINA D. BARRETT, et al.,
Defendant (s).
CASE NO.
53 2005-CA-000019-0000-WH-
SEC. 07
NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE
SALE
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN
pursuant to a Final Judgment of
Foreclosure Sale dated February
24, 2005, and entered in CASE
NO. 53-2005-CA-000019-0000-
WH-SEC. 07, of the Circuit Court
of the TENTH Judicial Circuit in
and for POLK County, Florida,
wherein CHASE MANHATTAN
MORTGAGE CORPORATION, is
Plaintiff and TINA D. BARRETT, et
al., are Defendants, I will sell to
the highest and best bidder for
cash in the East Corridor, First
Floor, Polk County Courthouse,
255 North Broadway, Bartow, in
Bartow, POLK County, Florida,
9:00 AM o'clock on the 31st day of
March 2005, the following de-
scribed property as set forth in
said Final Judgment, to wit:
THE S 1/2 OF LOT 10, IN
BLOCK 5, OF THE REVISED
PLAT OF BLOCKS 4, 5, 6,
AND 7, OF SOUTH COLLEGE
ADDITION, ACCORDING TO
THE PLAT THEREOF RE-
CORDED IN PLAT BOOK 4,
PAGE 74, PUBLIC RECORDS
OF POLK COUNTY, FLORIDA
a/k/a 412 2nd Street S.W.,
Winter Haven, Florida
33880
All sales are to be held at the east
end of the east corridor, first floor,
of the Polk County Courthouse lo-
cated at 255 North Broadway Ave-
nue, Bartow, Florida. Please note
that the main entrance is located
on Church Street. No entry is pos-
sible from Broadway Avenue. In
the event any temporary change is
necessary, the Clerk will post a "
Notice of Change" at the sale loca-
tion directing the bidders to the
temporary sale location.
If you are a person with disabilities
who needs any accommodation in
order to participate in this pro-
ceeding, you are entitled at no
cost to you, to the provision of cer-
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 Serviges 71 1; .
DATED this 24 I da, of
February, 2005.
RICHARD M. WEISS
As Clerk of said Court
By /s/ Lori Armijo
As Deputy Clerk
(Seal)
Mar. 17, 24, 2005-0931


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The Polk County Democrat


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN
AND FOR POLK COUNTY,
FLORIDA
PROBATE DIVISION
IN RE: PAUL HURLEY, guardian-
ship


I


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR
POLK COUNTY, FLORIDA
PROBATE DIVISION
IN RE: ESTATE OF
EDWARD GINO VENANZI,
Deceased.
File No.
2005-CP-0408
NOTICE TO CREDITORS
The administration of the es-
tate of Edward Gino Venanzi,
deceased, whose date of death
was January 10th, 2005, File
Number 2005CP-0408, is
pending in the Circuit Court for
Polk County, Florida, Probate
Division; the address of which is
255 N. Broadway Avenue, Bartow,
FL 33830. The names and ad-
dresses of the personal represen-
tative and the personal represen-
tative's attorney are set forth be-
low.
All creditors of the decedent
and other persons having claims
or demands against decedent's
estate on whom a copy of this no-
tice has been served must file
their claims with this court WITHIN
THE LATER OF 3 MONTHS AF-
TER THE DATE OF THE FIRST
PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE
OR 30 DAYS AFTER THE DATE
OF SERVICE OF A COPY OF
THIS NOTICE ON THEM.
All other creditors of the dece-
dent and other persons having
claims or demands against dece-
dent's estate must file their claims
with this court WITHIN 3 MONTHS
AFTER THE DATE OF THE
FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS
NOTICE.
ALL CLAIMS NOT SO FILED
WILL BE FOREVER BARRED.
NOTWITHSTANDING THE
TIME PERIODS SET FORTH
ABOVE, ANY CLAIM FILED TWO
(2) YEARS OR MORE AFTER
THE DECEDENT'S DATE OF
DEATH IS BARRED.
The date of first publication of
this notice is March 17 2005,
CHRISTINA V. CRAMER
Personal Representative:
7008 Jamestown Manor Drive
Riverview, Florida 33569
Gregory A. Richards, Jr.
Florida Bar No. 0028339
FOWLER WHITE BOGGS
BANKER P.A.
Post Office Box 1438
Tampa, Florida 33601
Telephone: (813) 222-1160
Attorneys for Personal Represen-
tative
Mar. 17, 24, 2005-0938



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 HOMECOMINGS
FINANCIAL NETWORK, INC.,
Plaintiff,
vs.
RUTH LYNN MOTTICE, et al,
Defendants.
CASE NO.:
53-2004-CA-004816-0000-SEC
8
NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE
SALE
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN
pursuant to a Final Judgment of
Foreclosure Sale dated the 24th
day of February, 2005, and en-
tered in Case No. 53-2004-CA-
004816-0000-SEC 8, of the Circuit
Court of the 10TH Judicial Circuit
in and for Polk County, Florida,
wherein MORTGAGE ELEC-
TRONIC REGISTRATION SYS-
TEMS, INC., AS NOMINEE FOR
HOMECOMINGS FINANCIAL
NETWORK, INC. is the Plaintiff
and RUTH 'LYNN, MOTTICE;
MONT G. MOTTICE; UNKNOWN
SPOUSE OF RUTH LYNN MOT-
TICE; JOHN DOE; JANE DOE AS
UNKNOWN TENANTS) IN POS-
SESSION OF THE SUBJECT REAL
PROPERTY are defendants. I will
sell to the highest and best bidder
for cash at the east corridor on the
1st floor, of the Polk County Court-
house, in BARTOW, Florida, 9:00..
a.m. on the 30thb day of March.
2005, the following described
property as set forth in said Final
Judgment, to wit:
LOT 6 IN BLOCK 5 OF
THE GROVE, 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 65, PAGE
29, PUBLIC RECORDS OF
POLK COUNTY, FLORIDA,
AND, AN UNDIVIDED' IN-
TEREST IN TRACT A OF
SAID PLAT OF THE
GROVE.
All sales are to be held at the east
end of the east corridor, first floor,
of the 'Polk County Courthouse lo-
cated at 255 North Broadway Ave-
nue, Barlow, Florida. Please note
that the mait entrance is located
on Church Street. No 'entry is pos-
sible from Broadway, Avenue. In
the event any temporary change is
necessary, the Clerk Will post a "
Notice of Change" at the sale loca-
tion directing the bidders to the
temporary sale location.
If you are a person with disabilities
who needs any accommodation in
order to participate in this pro-
ceeding, you are entitled at no
cost to you, to the provision of cer-
tain assistance. Please contact the
Office of the Court Administrator,
(863) 534-4690, within two (2)
working days of your receipt of this
notice; if you are hearing or voice
impaired, call TDD (863) 534-7777
or Florida Relay Services 711.
Dated this lst day of March,
2005.
Richard M Weiss
As Clerk of the Court
By/s/Yvette Johnson
As Deputy Clerk.
(SEAL)
Mar. 17, 24, 2005-0918


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN
AND FOR POLK COUNTY,
FLORIDA
SUNTRUST BANK,
Plaintiff,
vs.
GINNEY M. ASHWORTH; et al,
Defendants.
CASE NO.:
,53-2004-CA-004149-00
NOTICE OF SALE
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN
that, pursuant to a Final Judgment
of Foreclosure entered in the
above-styled case, I will sell the
property situated in Polk County,
Florida on April 1st, 2005, at 9:00
a.m., at the Polk County Court-
house, 255 N. Broadway, P.O.
Box 9000, Bartow, Florida 33830.
The legal description of the prop-
erty being sold is described
herein:
LOT 26, FOX LANES, AC-
CORDING TO THE MAP OR -
PLAT THEREOF AS RE-
CORDED IN PLAT BOOK 72,
PAGES 49 AND 50, PUBLIC
RECORDS OF POLK COUNTY,
FLORIDA.
The Property or its address is
commonly known as: 645 Fox
Lake Drive, Lakeland, Florida
33809.
All sales are to be held at the east
end of the east corridor, first floor,
of the Polk County Courthouse lo-
cated at 255 North Broadway Ave-
nue, Bartow, Florida. Please note
that the main entrance is located
on Church Street; No entry is pos-
sible from Broadway Avenue. In
the event any temporary change is
necessary, the Clerk will post a "
.Notice of Change" at the sale loca-
tion directing the bidders to the
temporary sale location.
If you are a person with disabilities
who needs any accommodation in
order to participate in this pro-
ceeding, you are entitled at no
cost to you, to the provision of cer-
tain assistance. Please contact the
Office of the Court Administrator,
(863) 534-4690, within two (2)
working days of your receipt of this
notice; if you are hearing or voice
impaired, call TDD (863) 534-7777
or Florida Relay Services 711.
RICHARD M. WEISS
CLERK OF COURT
By: Is/ Lori Armijo
As Deputy Clerk
(COURT SEAL)
Mar. 17, 24, 2005-0923




IN THE CIRCUIT COURT IN AND
FOR POLK COUNTY, FLORIDA
BANKERS TRUST COMPANY OF
CALIFORNIA, N.A., as Trustee for
Certificate holders of BEAR
STEARNS ASSET BACKED SE-
CURITIES, INC., Asset Backed
Certificates, Series 2001-2,
Plaintiff,
vs.
JOHN D. ANTONELLO; UN-
KNOWN SPOUSE OF JOHN D.
ANTONELLO; UNKNOWN TEN-
ANT I; UNKNOWN TENANT II,
and any unknown heirs, devisees,
grantees, creditors, and other un-
known persons or unknown
spouses claiming by, through and
under any of the above named
Defendants,
Defendants.
CASE NO.:
53-2002-CA-0053-WH-4
AMENDED NOTICE OF
FORECLOSURE SALE
NOTICE is hereby given that
the undersigned Clerk of the Cir-
cuit Court of Polk County, Florida,
will on the 30th day of Mar.
2Q04, at 9:00 o'clock A.M., at the
East corridor, first floor. 255 N
Broadway in Barlow, Florida
33830 6ffer for sale and sell at
public outcry to the highest and
best bidder for cash, the following-
described,property situate in Polk
County, Florida:
THE NORTH 45 FEET
OF LOT 11. OF THE
SOUTH 30 FEET OF
LOT 12, BLOCK "D", '
OF FIRST ADDITION -
TO CLEVELAND
HEIGHTS MANOR, AC-
CORDING TO THE "
PLAT THEREOF AS RE-
CORDED IN PLAT
BOOK 45, PAGE 29,
OF THE PUBLIC RE-
CORDS OF POLK
COUNTY, FLORIDA.
pursuant to the Amended Final
Judgment entered in a case
pending in said Court, the style
of which is indicated above.
All sales are to be held at the east
end of .the east corridor, first floor,
of the Polk County Courthouse lo-
cated at 255 Nortr BroadwaynAve-
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-
ion directing the bidders to the
temporary sale location.
f you are a person with a dis-
ability who needs any accom-
'nodation in order to partici-
pate in this proceeding, you are
entitled, at no cost to yod, 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 15st day
of March, 2005.
Richard Weiss
CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT
COURT
BY: /s/ Yvette Johnson
Deputy Clerk
(Court Seal)
Mar. 17, 24, 2005-0919


8


IN THE CIRCUIT COUR'
OF THE 10TH JUDICIAL
CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR
POLK COUNTY, FLORIDA
CIVIL DIVISION
US BANK, NATIONAL ASSOCIA
TION, TRUSTEE AND CO
OWNER TRUSTEE UNDER THE
SALE AND SERVICING AGREE
MENT DATED AS OF JUNE 30
1998, 125 HOME LOAN OWNER
TRUST 1998-1,
Plaintiff,
vs.
JAMES MICHAEL O'DELL, et al,
Defendants.
CASE NO.:
53-2004-CA-4979
NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE
SALE
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN
pursuant to.a Final Judgment of
Foreclosure Sale dated the 241t
day of February, 2005, and en-
tered in Case No. 53-2004-CA
4979, of the Circuit Court of the
10TH Judicial Circuit in and for
Polk County, Florida, wherein US
BANK, NATIONAL ASSOCIA-
TION, TRUSTEE AND CO.
OWNER TRUSTEE UNDER THE
SALE AND SERVICING AGREE-
MENT DATED AS OF JUNE 30,
1998, 125 HOME LOAN OWNER
TRUST 1998-1 is the Plaintiff and
JAMES MICHAEL O'DELL; CARO-
LYN SUE O'DELL; 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 31st day of March. 2005, the
following described property as set
forth in said Final Judgment, to
wit:
LOT 107, BLOCK B,
WEST OAKS SUBDIVI-
SION, ACCORDING TO
THE PLAT THEREOF, AS
RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK
82, PAGE 49, OF THE
PUBLIC RECORDS OF
POLK COUNTY, FLORIDA.
All sales are to be held at the east
end of the east corridor, first floor,
of the Polk County 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 theisale 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 24th day of Febru-
ary, 2005.
Richard M Weiss
As Clerk of the Court
By /s/ Lori ArmUo
As Deputy Clerk
(SEAL)
Mar. 17, 24, 2005-0930






IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE,
10TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND
FOR POLK COUNTY, FLORIDA
MORTGAGE ELECTRONIC REG-
ISTRATION SYSTEMS, INC., as
nominee for THE HUNTINGTON
MORTGAGE COMPANY,
Plaintiff,
vs.
,JENNIFER L. ALLEN, deceased,
et al.,
Defendantss.
CASE NO.
53-2004-CA-4945-0000-00
SEC. 8
.. NOTICE-QF SALE
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN
pursuant to an Order or Final
Judgment Scheduling Foreclo-
sure Sale entered on February,
24, 2005 in this case now
pending in said Court, the style
of which is indicated above.
I will sell to .the highest and
best bidder for cash at the
POLK COUNTY COURTHOUSE,
All sales are to be held at the East
end of the East Corridor, first floor,
of the Polk County Courthouse, lo-
cated at 255 North Broadway Ave-
nue; Bartow, Florida, at 9:00
A.M., on the 31st day of March,'
2005, the following described
property as set forth in said or-
der or final judgment, to wit:
LOT 50, HIGHLANDS
AT CREWS LAKE ADDI-
TION, ACCORDING TO
THE MAP OR PLAT
THEREOF AS RE-
CORDED IN PLAT
BOOK 118, PAGES 30
AND 31, PUBLIC RE-
CORDS OF POLK
COUNTY, FLORIDA.
If you are a person with disabilities
who needs any accommodation in
order to participate in this pro-
ceeding, you. are entitled at no
cost to you, to iUe 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 TDlI,(863) 534-7777
or Florida Re.ay Sern,.,: aes 711.
ORDERED al POLK County
Florida, ,this lS1t.d, y of .Mar
2005. ,
RICHARD M. WEISS
As Clerk, CircuitGourt
POLK, Florida .
By: /s/ Yvette Johnson
As Deputy Clerk i
(Seal)
Mar. 17,24, 2005-0929


Notice of Auction pursuant to F.S
713.78 will b hebld'dt Midway Auto
Salvage & Wrecker Service, 4410
S.R. 542 E.,Lakelafid, FL 33801
On April 18, 2005 at 8:30 a.m. in
regards to vehicles: 1991 Grey
Honda VIN #
1HGCB7153MA005091, 1989
Blue Pontiac VIN#
1G2NE14U2KC747924, 1986
Blue Olds VIN#
1G3HY6932G 1861874, 1989 Cadi
Be i ge VIN #
1LNBM81F9KY721321.
Mar. 17, 2005-0941


PROBATE NO. 02CP-0038
NOTICE
TO: KENNETH HURLEY,
Heir
Address Unknown
Please take notice that there
has been deposited with the un-
dersigned by
STEPHEN M. MARTIN, Attorney
for the Guardianship
the total sum of $4,894.29, rep-
resenting proportioned interest
in said guardianship of the
above named person, which
funds, if not claimed by the
T owner, will upon or immediately
after October 5, 2005, be trans-
mitted to the Comptroller of
Florida in accordance with Sec-
tion 744.534, Florida Statues, af-
ter deducting costs of the pubil-
cation of this notice and Clerk's
fee.
- DATED this 4th day of February,
2005, at Bartow, Polk County,
Florida.
Richard Weiss
Clerk of the Circuit Court
By: Marilyn S. Wise
Mar. 17, Apr. 4, 2005-0834FR


NOTICE OF PUBLIC MEET-
INGS
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN
that THE SCHOOL BOARD OF
POLK COUNTY, FLORIDA, an-
h ounces its March public meetings
to which all persons are Invited.
DATE AND TIME:
April 6, 2005 from 3:00 to
5:00 p.m.
PLACE: Superintendent's
Conference Room at The
School Board of Polk County,
Florida, at 1915 South Floral
Avenue, Bartow, Florida 33830
PURPOSE: The Committee.
will meet to consider changes
to the School Board Policy Man-
ual.
For further information or to re-
quest a copy of the agenda for the
Policy Committee Meeting, please
contact Wes Bridges, General
Counsel, Legal and Auditing Serv-
ices, The School Board of Polk
County, Florida, at Post Office Box
391, Bartow, Florida 33831, or
863-534-0773.
Pursuant to the provisions of
the Americans with Disabilities
Act, any person requiring special
accommodations to participate in
this meeting is asked to advise the
agency, at least.48 hours before
the meeting by contacting Patricia
Hunter at 863-534-0513. If you are
hearing .or -speech impaired,
please contact the agency by call-
ing Florida Relay Service at 1-800-
955-8771.
Dated: March 15, 2005.
THE SCHOOL BOARD OF
POLK COUNTY, FLORIDA
By Kay Fields, Board Chair
Attest Gail F. McKinzie,
Secretary
(Seal)
Mar. 17, 2005-0945


IN THE CIRCUIT, COURT
OF THE TENTH. JUDICIAL
CIRCUIT IN AND FOR
POLK COUNTY, FLORIDA
CIVIL DIVISION
IN RE: THE FORFEITURE OF:
TWO THOUSAND AND TWO
HUNDRED AND THIRTY-SEVEN
AND 00/100- DOLLARS
($2,237.00) U.S. CURRENCY

CASE NO:
53-2005CA-00968-00
SECTION: 04
NOTICE OF FORFEITURE
PROCEEDINGS
MAURICE TARVER
108 EAST FULLER
STREET
DAVENPORT, FLORIDA
33837"
JOSEPH AARON WIL-
LIAMS
704 NORTH 8TH
STREET-
HAINES CITY, FLORIDA
33844 .
AND ALL OTHER PERSONS who
claim an interest in the abote-
captioned property:
Grady Judd, as Sheriff of
Polk County, Florida, ("Polk
County Sheriff's Office"), gives
notice of forfeiture proceedings
pursuant to Sections 932.701-
707, Florida Statutes, in regard
to the above-described prop-
erty ("Captioned Property").
1. Captioned Property was
seized in or near Davenport, in'
Polk County, Florida on or
about February 3, 2005, by the
Polk County Sheriff's Office and
Captioned Property Is presently'
in the custody of the Polk
County Sheriff's Office.
2. Any owner, entity, bona
fide lien holder, or person in
possession of the property at
the time of seizure has the
right to request an adversarial
preliminary hearing from the
Tenth Judicial Circuit Court to
determine whether probable
cause exists to believe that
Captioned Property has been or
is being used In violation of the
Florida Coritraband Forfeiture
Act.
3. A Complaint seeking for-
feiture of Captioned.Property
was; filed 'in the Circuit Court of
the Tenth 'Judicial Circuit in and
for Polk County on or about
March 7, 2005. '
I HEREBY CERTIFY that a true
and correct' copy of the forego-
ing was furnished to the ad-
dressee(s)' herein this n11 day
of March. 2005.
Cassandra Denmarlk fr
DAVID S. BERGD'OLL
General Counsel
Polk County Sheriff's Office
455 North Broadway
Bartow, Florida 33830
(863)534-6294
Florida Bar #0209902
Mar. 17, 24, 2005-0946



PUBLIC NOTICE


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN
AND FOR SEMINOLE COUNTY,
FLORIDA DOMESTIC RELA-
TIONS DIVISION
IN RE: The Dissolution of Mar-
riage of:
ANGIE BROWER,
Petitioner/Wife
and
TIMOTHY BROWER,
Respondent/Husband.
NOTICE OF ACTION
CASE NO.: 05DR-0587-
02D-G
SECTION: 02
TO: TIMOTHY BROWER
2731 Sunshine Drive
Lakeland, FL 33801
YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an
Action For Dissolution of Marriage
has been filed, against you anc
you are required.to'serve a copy
of your written defenses, if any, tc
it on Carolyn Goodman, the peti-
tioner's attorney, whose address is
401 Center Pointe Circle, Ste.
1527, Altamonte Springs, FL
32701, on or before Aril 13.
2005, and file the original with the
Clerk of this Court either before
service on the Petitioner's attorney
or immediately thereafter; other-
wise, a default will be entered
against you for the relief de-
manded in the Petition.
Dated on March 7, 2005.
Maryanne Morse,
As Clerk of the Court
by: Nancy R. Winter .
As Deputy Clerk
GOODMAN & GOODMAN, LLC
Carolyn Goodman
Bar#0194247
401 Center Pointe Cir., Suite 1527
Altamonte Springs, FL 32701 -
407-830-9100
Fax: 407-830-5629
Attorney for Petitioner
Mar. 10, 17, 24, 31, 2005-0881

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR
POLK COUNTY, FLORIDA PRO-
BATE DIVISION
IN RE: ESTATE OF
STANLEY A. KOCOT,
Deceased.
FILE NO.:
04-CP-2976
NOTICE TO CREDITORS
The administration of the estate
of STANLEY A. KOCOT, de-
ceased, File Number 04-CP-2976,
is pending in the Circuit Court for
Polk County, Florida, Probate Divi-
sion, the address of which is Post
Office Box 9000, Drawer CC-4,
Bartow, Florida, 33831-9000. The
estate is Intestate. The names and
addresses of the Personal Repre-
sentative and the Personal Repre-
sentative's attorney are set forth
below.
ALL INTERESTED PERSONS
ARE NOTIFIED THAT:
All persons on whom a copy of
this notice is served who have ob-
jections that challenge the validity
of the will, the qualifications of the
Personal Representative, venue,
or jurisdiction of this Court are re-
quired to file their objections with
this Court WITHIN THE LATER
OF THREE MONTHS AFTER
THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUB-
LICATION OF THIS NOTICE OR
THIRTY DAYS AFTER THE DATE
OF SERVICE OF- A COPY OF
THIS NOTICE ON THEM.
All creditors of 'the'decedent
and other peroni0' having claims
or demands agaipit decedent's
estate on whom copyy of this no-
tice is served within three months
after the date of the first publica-
tion of this notice must file their
claims with this Court WITHIN
THE LATER OF THREE
MONTHS AFTER THE .DATE OF
THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF
THIS NOTICE OR THIRTY DAYS
AFTER THE DATE OFPSERVICE
OF A COPY OF THIS NOTICE
ON THEM.
All other creditors of the dece-
dent and persons having claims or
demands against the decedent's
estate must file their claims with
this court' WITHIN THREE
MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF
THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF
THIS NOTICE.
ALL CLAIMS, DEMANDS AND
OBJECTIONS NOT SO FILED
WILL BE FOREVER BARRED.
The date of first publication of
this Notice is March 10, 2005.
Personal Representative:
Maureen A. Pata
1980 NW 34th Avenue
Coconut Creek, FL 33066
Attorney for Personal Repre-
sentative
Peter W. van Boom, Esquire
Florida Bar No. 143601
FROST TAMAYO, SESSUMS
& ARANDA, P.A.
Post Office Box 2188
Bartow, FL 33831-2188
Telephone: 863/533-0314
Facsimile: 863/533-8985
Attorney for Petitioner
Mar. 10, 17, 2004-0875





NOTICE OF FORFEITURE
PROCEEDINGS
TO ALL PERSONS WHO CLAIM
AN INTEREST IN THE FOLLOW-
ING PROPERTY: .
The CITY OF LAKELAND, FLOR-
IDA, hereby gives notice of for-
feiture proceedings to be had
in accordance with Sections
932.701.707, Florida Statutes,
in regard to: FIVE THOU-
SAND FOUR HUNDRED
NINETY-FOUR DOLLARS
AND TEN CENTS
($5,494.10) IN U.S.
CURRENCY. Said property
was seized at or near 518 E.
Peachtree Street #7, ih Lake-
land1 Polk County, Florida, on
, January 27, 2005. The law en-
forcement agency holding the
property is the Lakeland Police
Department. A petition seeking
forfeiture of the property will
be filed in the Circuit Court for


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) 584-7777, or
Florida Relay Service 800-955-
8770.
WITNESS my hand and official
seal of said Court this 28tn day
of February, 2005,
Richard Weiss
CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT
COURT
BY:/s/ Lori Armiio
Deputy Clerk
(Court Seal)
Mar. 17, 24, 2005-0924 ,


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF
FLORIDA IN AND FOR POLK
COUNTY GENERAL JURISDIC-
TION DIVISION
MORTGAGE ELECTRONIC REGIS-
TRATION SYSTEMS, INC. AS
NOMINEE FOR CHASE MANHAT-
TAN MORTGAGE CORPORA-
TION,
Plaintiff,
vs.
TIA V. GOVERNOR, et al.,
Defendant (s).
CASE NO.
53 2004-CA-004622-WH-SEC.
08
NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE
SALE
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN
pursuant to a Final Judgment
Foreclosure Sale dated February
24, 2005, and a Final Judgment of
Foreclosure dated August 28,
2004, and entered in CASE NO.
53-2004-CA-004622-WH-SEC. 08,
of the Circuit Court of the TENTH
Judicial Circuit 'in and for POLK
County, Florida, wherein MORT-
GAGE ELECTRONIC REGISTRA-
TION SYSTEMS, INC. AS NOMI-
NEE FOR CHASE MANHATTAN
MORTGAGE CORPORATION, is
Plaintiff and TIA V. GOVERNOR,
et al., are Defendants, I will sell to
the highest and best bidder for
cash in the East Corridor, First
Floor, Polk County Courthouse,
255 North Broadway, Bartow, in
Bartow, POLK County, Florida,
9:00 AM o'clock on the 30th day of
March 2005, the following de-
scribed property as set forth in
said Final Judgment, to wit:
LOT 5, TIMBERCREEK, AC-
CORDING TO THE PLAT
THEREOF RECORDED IN
PLAT BOOK 76, PAGE 31,
OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF
POLK COUNTY, FLORIDA
Sa/k/a 2354 Timbercreek
Loop W, Lakeland, Florida
33805
All sales are to be held at the east
end of the east corridor, first floor,
of the Polk County Courthouse lo-
cated at 255 North Broadway Ave-
nue, Bartow,. Florida. Please note
that the main entrance is located
on Church Street. No entry is pos-
sible from Broadway Avenue. In
the event any temporary change is
necessary, the Clerk will post a "
Notice of Change" at the.sale loca--
tion directing the bidders to the
temporary sale'location.
If you are a person with disabilities.
who needs any accommodation in
order to participate in this pro-
ceeding, you are entitled at no
cost to you, to. the provision of cer-
tain assistance. Please contact the
Office of the Court Administrator.
(863) 534-4690, within two. (2)
working days of your receipt of this
notice; if you are hearing or voice
impaired, call TDD (863) 534-7777
or Florida Relay Services 711.
DATED this 151t day of
March, 2005.
RICHARD M. WEISS
As Clerk of said Court
By /s/ Lori Armijo
As Deputy Clerk
(Seal)
Mar. 17, 24, 2005-0928

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT IN AND
FOR POLK COUNTY, FLORIDA
DEUTSCHE BANK NATIONAL
TRUST COMPANY, AS TRUS-
TEE, OF AMERIQUEST'MORT-
GAGE SECURITIES INC., ASSET
BACKED PASS-THROUGH CER-
TIFICATES, SERIES 2003-X4,
UNDER THE POOLING AND
SERVICING AGREEMENT
DATED AS OF NOVEMBER 1,
2003. WITHOUT RECOURSE,
Plaintiff,
vs.
DAVID R. LANGOHR, A/K/A
DAVID R. LANGHORN; LEAH E.
BROWN; UNKNOWN SPOUSE
OF DAVID R. LANGOHR, A,/K/A
DAVID R. LANGHORN; UN-
KNOWN SPOUSE OF LEAH E.
BROWN; UNKNOWN TENANT I;
UNKNOWN TENANT II; ASSET
ACCEPTANCE CORPORATION,
and any unknown heirs, devisees,
grantees, creditors, and other un-
known persons or unknown
spouses claiming by, through and
under any of the above named
Defendants.
Defendants.
CASE NO.:
53-2004-CA-4578-WH-04
NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE
SALE
NOTICE is hereby given that
the undersigned Clerk of the Cir-
cuft Court of Polk County. Florida
will on me 1st oay o Aril 2004.
al 9 00 o0cicc. AM 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, tthe. following-described
property situate in Polk County,
Florida:
LOT 8,,, BLOCK "F" OF
CARTER! DEAN REALTY
CO'S .REVISED MAP OF
DIXIELAND, LAKE-
LAND, FLORIDA, AC-
CORDING TO THE
PLAT THEREOF RE-
CORDED IN PLAT
BOOK 1, PAGE 67,
PUBLIC RECORDS OF
POLK COUNTY, FLOR-
IDA.
pursuant to the Final Judgment
entered in :a. case pending in
said Court, the style of which is
indicated above.
All sales are to beheld 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-


801 S. UNIVER31TY DRIVE,
SUITE 500
PLANTATION, FL 33324
Mar. 17, 24, 2005-0956


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR
POLK COUNTY, FLORIDA PRO-
4BATE DIVISION
IN RE: ESTATE OF
JASON S. REX,
Deceased.
FILE NO.:
05-CP-0327
NOTICE TO CREDITORS AND
NOTICE OF ADMINISTRA
TION
The administration of the estate
of JASON S. REX, deceased, File
Number 05-CP-0327, is pending in
the Circuit Court for Polk County,
Florida, Probate Division, the ad-
dress of which is Post Office Box
9000, Drawer CC-4, Bartow, Flor-
ida, 33831-9000. The estate is in-
testate. The names and addresses
of the Personal Representative
and the Personal Representative's
attorney are set forth below.
ALL INTERESTED PERSONS
ARE NOTIFIED THAT:
All persons on whom a copy of
this notice is served who have ob-
jections that challenge the validity
of the will, the qualifications of the
Personal Representative, venue,
or jurisdiction of this Court are re-
quired to file their objections with
this Court WITHIN THE LATER
OF THREE MONTHS AFTER
THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUB-
LICATION OF THIS NOTICE OR
THIRTY DAYS AFTER THE DATE
OF SERVICE OF A COPY OF
THIS NOTICE ON THEM.
All creditors of the decedent
and other persons having claims
or demands against decedent's
estate on whom a copy of this no-
tice is served within three months
after the date of the first publica-
tion of this notice must file their
claims with this Court WITHIN
THE LATER OF THREE
MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF
THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF
THIS NOTICE OR THIRTY DAYS
AFTER THE DATE OF SERVICE
OF A COPY OF THIS NOTICE
ON THEM.
All other creditors of the dece-
dent and persons having claims or
demands against the decedent's
estate must file their claims with
this court WITHIN THREE
MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF
THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF
THIS NOTICE.
ALL CLAIMS, DEMANDS AND
OBJECTIONS NOT SO FILED
WILL BE FOREVER BARRED.
The date of first publication of
this Notice is March 17, 2005.
Personal Representative.
Roger Rex
5675 Bloomfield Boulevard
Lakeland, FL 33810
Karen Rex
415 SW Jefferson Circle
Port St. Lucie. FL 34986
Attorney for Personal Repre-
sentative
John Marc Tamayo, Esquire
Florida Bar No. 030910
FROST TAMAYO SESSUMS &
ARANDA, P.A.
Post Office Box 2188
Bartow, FL 33831-2188
Telephone: (863) 533-0314
Facsimile: (863) 533-8985
Mar. 17, 24, 2005-0940

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
10TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN
AND FOR POLK COUNTY,
FLORIDA
GENERAL JURISDICTION DIVI-
SION
MORTGAGE ELECTRONIC REG-
ISTRATION SYSTEMS, INC..
PLAINTIFF,
VS.
JOSEPH VAN HORN A/K/A JO-
SEPH VANHORN, ET AL.,
DEFENDANTSS.
CASE NO:
53-05CA-0479-SEC08
NOTICE OF ACTION,
CONSTRUCTIVE SERVICE
TO: JOSEPH VAN HORN A/K/A
JOSEPH VANHORN and TAMMY
L. VANHORN A/K/A TAMMY L.
VAN HORN
whose residence is unknown if
he/she/they be living; and if
he/she/they be dead, the unknown
defendants who may be spouses,
heirs, devisees, grantees, assign-
ees, lienors, creditors, trustees,
and all parties claiming an interest
by, through, under or against the
Defendants, who are not known to
be dead or alive, and all parties
having or claiming to have any
right, title or interest in the prop-
erty described in the mortgage be-
ing foreclosed herein.
YOU ARE HEREBY NOTIFIED that
an action to foreclose a mort-
gage on the following property:
LOT 83 THRU 89,
BLOCK 2, OF LAKE
BONNY PARK SUBDIVI-
SION, ACCORDING TO
THE PLAT THEREOF,'
AS RECORDED IN PLAT
BOOK 6, PAGE 42, OF
THE PUBLIC RECORDS
OF POLK COUNTY,
FLORIDA.
has been filed against the cor-
poration and the corporation is
required to serve a copy of
your written defenses, if any,
to it on DAVID J. STERN, ESQ.
Plaintiff's attorney, whose ad-
dress is 801 S University Drive,
#500, Plantation, FL 33324 on
or before April 1 8, 2005 (no
later than 30 days from the
date of the first publication of
this notice of action) and file
the original with the clerk of
this court either before service
on Plaintiff's attorney or imme-
diately thereafter; otherwise a
default will be entered against
you for the relief demanded in
the complaint or petition filed
herein.
WITNESS my hand and the seal
of this Court at POLK County,
Florida, this 14th day of March,
2005.
RICHARD M. WEISS
CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT
BY: /s/ Anelica Herrera
DEPUTY CLERK
(Seal)
ATTORNEY FOR PLAINTIFF:
LAW OFFICES OF DAVID J
STERN


Attorney for Personal
Representative
Mar. 17, 24, 2005-0949


9B


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR
POLK COUNTY, FLORIDA PRO-
BATE DIVISION
IN RE: ESTATE OF
GOODRICH, DAVID A.
Deceased.
FILE NO.
05CP-0276
NOTICE TO CREDITORS AND
NOTICE OF ADMINISTRATION
The administration of the estate
of DAVID A. GOODRICH, de-
ceased, File Number 05CP-0276,
is pending in the Circuit Court for
Polk County, Florida, Probate Divi-
sion, the address of which is P.O.
Box 9000-Drawer CC4, Bartow, Fl.
33830 The estate is testate, and
the original of the Decedent's Last
Will and Testament, dated April
14, 2004, in the possession of the
Court. The name and address of
the personal representative and of
the personal representative's at-
torney are set forth below.
ALL INTERESTED PERSONS ARE
NOTIFIED THAT:
All persons on whom the Notice
is served who have objections that
challenge the validity of the Will,
the qualifications of the Personal
Representative, venue, or jurisdic-
tion of the Court are required to
file the objections with this Court
WITHIN THE LATER OF THREE
MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF
THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF
THIS NOTICE OR THIRTY DAYS
AFTER THE DATE OF SERVICE
OF A COPY OF THIS NOTICE ON
THEM.
All creditors of the decedent
and other persons having
claims or demands against 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 the Court
WITHIN THE LATER OFP THREE
(3) MONTHS AFTER THE DATE
OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF
THIS NOTICE OR THIRTY (30)
DAYS AFTER THE DATE OF
SERVICE OFA COPY OF THIS
NOTICE ON THEM.
All other creditors of the de-
cedent and other persons hav-
ing claims or demands against
the decedent's estate, includ-
ing unmatured, contingent and
unliquidated claims, must file
their claims with this Court
WITHIN THREE (3) MONTHS AF-
TER THE DATE OF THE FIRST
PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE.
ALL CLAIMS NOT SO FILED
WILL BE FOREVER BARRED
The date of first publication of
this Notice is March 17 2005
MARILYN PARKER
Personal Representative
4211 Glen Road
Lakeland, FL 33810-5447
Personal Representative
Attorney for Personal Repre-
sentative
PETER R. MAYER, ESQ.
4921 Southfork Drive, Suite
3
Lakeland, FL 33813-2078
(863) 644-1749
Florida Bar No. 0280097
Attorney for Personal Repre-
sentative
Mar. 17, 24, 2005-0939

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT
OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL
CIRCUIT IN AND FOR
POLK COUNTY, FLORIDA,
PROBATE DIVISION
IN RE:.
ESTATE OF WILLIAM
H. BARBER a/k/a WIL-
LIAM HENRY BARBER,
DECEASED.
FILE NO.
05CP-0514
NOTICE TO CREDITORS
The administration of the es-
tate of WILLIAM H. BAR-
BER a/k/a WILLIAM
HENRY BARBER,. deceased,
File Number 05CP-0514, is
pending in the Circuit Court for
Polk County, Florida, Probate
Division, the address of which
is P. O0. Box 9000, Drawer CC-
4, Bartow, Florida 33831. The
names and addresses of the
Personal representative and the
Personal representative's attor-
ney are set forth below.
All creditors of the decedent
and other persons having
claims or demands against de-
cedent's estate, including un-
'matured, contingent or unliqui-
dated claims, on whom a copy
of this notice is served must
file their-claims with this court
WITHIN 'THE LATER OF 3
MONTHS AFTER THE
.DATE .OF THE FIRST PUB-
LICATION OF THIS NO-
TICE OR. 30 DAYS AFTER
THE DATE OF SERVICE
OF A COPY OF THIS NO-
TICE ON THEM.
All other creditors of the de-
cedent and other persons hav-
ing claims or demands against
the decedent's estate, includ-
ing unmatured, contingent or
unliquidated claims, must file
their claims with this court
WITHIN 3 MONTHS AFTER
THE DATE OF THE FIRST
PUBLICATION OF THIS
NOTICE.
ALL CLAIMS NOT SO
FILED WILL BE FOREVER
BARRED.
NOTWITHSTANDING
THE TIME PERIOD SET
FORTH ABOVE, ANY
CLAIM. FILED TWO (2)
YEARS OR MORE AFTER
THE DECEDENT'S DATE
OF DEATH IS BARRED.
The date of first publication
of this Notice is March 1 7.

Arthur Patchen
4046 Shady View
Drive
Mulberry, FL 33860
ROBERT C. NETTLETON
Florida Bar No. 058429
P. 0. Box 277
Haines City, FL 33845-
0277.
Telephone: (863) 422-
6484


tion directing the ..'ders to thli
temporary sale location.
If you a a person witl ao. ,. iliti
who needs any accomnmoji iii
order to participate ., i. i ,,
ceeding, you are entitled aii ,
cost to you, to the provision of cri
tain assistance Please coi lnct ti
Office of the Court Arlmini::' i
(863) 534-4690, witi,t,,i (,)
working days of your ise ,,. :1i ;;.
notice; if you are.hearinng c .. -
impaired, call TDD (863) 5:i' ,//I
or Florida Relay Services 711
DATED' t Bartow, Floiida,
on March 1, 2005.
RICHARD M. WEISS
As Clerk, Circuit Court
By: /sLYvettetJohnson
As Deputy Clerk
(Seal)
Mar. 17, 24. 2005-0921


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IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR
POLK COUNTY, FLORIDA
PROBATE DIVISION
IN RE: ESTATE OF
'.,ON M. P. "''CE,
Deceased.
Fik ,No.
0' 0488
N ".E O- ADMINISTRA-
TION
AND
NOTltt- I1O .REDITOHR
The administration of the Estite
of DON M. PRINCE, deceased,
File Number 05CP-0488, is pend-
ing in the Circuit Court for Polk
County, Florida, Probate Division,
the address of which is Post Office
Box 9000, Drawer CC-4, Bartow,
FL 33831. The names and ad-
dresses of the Personal Repre-
sentative and attorney are set
forth below.
ALL INTERESTED PER-
SONS ARE NOTIFIED
THAT:
All persons on whom this notice
is served who have objections that
challenge the validity of the will,
the qualifications of the personal
representative, venue, or jurisdic-
tion of this Court are required to
file their objections with this Court
WITHIN THE LATER OF THREE
MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF
FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS
NOTICE OR THIRTY DAYS AF-
TER THE DATE OF SERVICE OF
A COPY ON THEM.
All creditors of the decedent
and other persons having claims
or demands against decedent's
estate, on whom a copy of this no
tice is served must file their claims
with this Court WITHIN THE
LATER OF THREE MONTHS AF
TER THE DATE OF T HL FIRS I
PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE
OR THIRTY DAYS AFTER 1 HI
DATE OF SERVICE OF A COPY
OF THIS NOTICE ON THEM.
All other creditors of the dece-
dent and persons having claims
against the decedent's estate
must file their claims with this
court WITHIN THREE MONTHS
AFTER THE DATE OF THE
FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS
NOTICE.
ALL CLAIMS, DEMANDS AND
OBJECTIONS NOT SO FILED
WILL BE FOREVER BARRED.
The date of the first publication
of this Notice is: March 17, 2005.
Personal Representative:
Terri Lynn Joy
1110 N. Mill Avenue
Bartow, FL 33830
Attorney for Personal Repre-
sentative:
George T. Dunlap, III, Esquire
Post Office Drawer 30
245 South Central Avenue
Bartow, FL 33831
(863) 533-7117
Florida Bar No. 021164
Mar 17, 24, 2005-0935


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR
POLK COUNTY, FLORIDA.
CIVIL DIVISION
BANK OF AMERICA, N.A. F/K/A
NATIONSBANK, N.A.,
Plaintiff,
vs.
DANIEL KELSON, et al.,
Defendants.
CASE NO.
532004CA004935XXXXXX
NOTICE OF SALE
PURSUANT TO CHAPTER 45
NOTICE IS HEHL--BY GIVEN
pursuant to an Order or Summary
Final Judgment of foreclosure
dated February 24 2005, and en
tered in Case No
532004CA00493bXXXXXX of the
Circuit Court of the Tenth Judicial
Circuit in and for Polk County,
Florida, wherein BANK CO- AMER-
ICA, N.A. F/K/A NATIONSBANK,
N.A., is Plaintiff and DANIEIL KEL-
SON; THE CHASI MANHAAI TAN
BANK, AS INDENFURE THUS-
TEE; UNKNOWN TENANT NO. 1,
UNKNOWN TENANT NO 2, AND
ALL UNKNOWN PAtIl FS
CLAIMING INTERLESIS i.
THROUGH, UNDEIH u)-h
AGAINST A NAMiD UL I LN-
DANT TO THIS ACTION, OR
HAVING OR CLAIMING 10 HAVL
ANY RIGHT, TITLE OH INTER
EST IN THE PROPERTY HEHEII
DESCRIBED, are Defendant, I will
sell to the highest and best bidder
for cash at the East end of the
East corridor, first floor i oIk
County Courthouse, 255 N bioad-
way Avenue, Bartow, I luida at
Polk County, Florida, at 9 00 a in
on the 30th dby of March, 2005.
the following described property
as set forth in said Order or f-ial
Judgment, to wit:
THAT PART OF LOT 12,
BLOCK B OF LAKESIDi AD-
DITION, AS RECORDED IN
PLAT BOOK 7, PAGL E8,
PUBLIC RECORDS OF POLK
COUNTY, FLORIDA DE-
SCRIBED AS FOLLOWS: BE-
GIN TO THE NW CORNER OF
LOT 12 AND RUN EASI
85.25 FEET ALONG THE
NORTH BOUNDARY OF SAID
LOT 12, THENCE RUN
SOUTHWESTERLY 100.39
FEET TO A POINT I YING
76.5 FEET EAST 01 IHE
SOUTHWEST CORNER OF
SAID LOT 12, 76.5 FEET TO
THE SOUVHWESI CORNER
OF SAID LOT 12, THENCE
RUN NORTH 100.0 FEET
ALONG THE WEST BOUND-
ARY OF SAID LOT 12 TO
THE POINT OF BEGINNING
AND THE WEST 85.08 FEET
OF LOT 11, BLOCK B, LAKE-
SIDE ADDITION AS RE-
CORDED IN PLAT BOOK 7,
PAGE 38, 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 Courthouci. lo-
cated at 255 North Broadway Ave-
nue, Bartow, Florida. ,'lea'; i ,ot,
that the main entranr. r i,: ,'
on Church Street. No i.,iry r' 0x),
sible from Broady, .y Aw/ii;^ i, i
the event any tempo. y I :
necessary, the Clerk .vil pu a
Notice of Change at til sele ,cai


Polk County, Florida.
CHARLES E. JACOBSON, III,
ESQ.
219 North Massachusetts Ave.
Lakeland, Florida 33801
(863) 834-6994
Florida Bar No. 181424
ATTORNEY FOR CITY OF LAKE-
LAND
Mar. 17, 24, 2005-0948





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AND ASSOCIATES ESTATE
1510 N. BROADWAY, BARTOW
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NEW LISTING 4 Bedroom, 1 1/2 bath home with an elevator. Call
Karen Guffey, 533-3131.
3 Bedroom, 2 bath custom home in town. Call Karen Guffey, 533-
3131.
3/2 Custom homeley, 533-3131.
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What you want.........
At a price you can afford!
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REALTOR
Suzanne Wynn, 533-5930 evenings
Ragon Barnett, III, 285-9391 evening
Shannon Sloan, 701-7898 evenings
Bet James, 533-5655 evenings .
Allen Dunrrance, 412-0201 evenings


Judith King Barnett
LICENSED REAL ESTATE
BROKER
EVES: 285-9391


2045 J. Jackson Rd. Price Reduced to $129,000
Lakefront Property (1.9 acres MOL)! 3 BR/2 bath with 21' x 24' great room and
nice kitchen. Plus five mobile home sites.


890 W. Clower


$64,900
room, screened porch & 12' x 24' workshop.


229 N.E. 6th Street $69,900
3 Bedroom home with wood floors, 13'x26' livingroom and nice front porch on
comer lot. Call Judy


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COST OF NOT CARING.
Assisted Living Skilled Nursing Care
Home Health Services


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Why Is It?
A person wakes up after sleeping
under an ADVERTISED blanket
on an ADVERTISED mattress
and pull off ADVERTISED pajamas,
bathes in an ADVERTISED shower,
shaves with an ADVERTISED razor,
brushes his or her teeth with ADVERTISED toothpaste,
washes with ADVERTISED soap,
puts on ADVERTISED clothes,
drinks a cup of ADVERTISED coffee,
drives to work in an ADVERTISED car
and then...
refuses to ADVERTISE, believing that it doesn't pay.
Later, if business is poor,
the person ADVERTISES it for sale.
WHY IS IT?

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The Polk County Democrat, The Polk County Times, or our website
www.polkcountydemocrat. corn
Call 533-4183 for advertising opportunities.


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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.

C.J.'S PortableWelding
Call us for :all ybur welding,
needs. Don't take your weld-
ing to town. I will come to you.
Call us today. 1-863-533-6795
office-1-863-521-7819 mobile.
CALVIN'S HAULING INC.
Topsoil, conbcreteI wash, fill
dirt, also leveling with a trac-
tor. Call 533-1852 leave mes-
sage if no answer.
DALE BAILEY'S
Sod, mulch, fill dirt, grading,
irrigation supplies, landscap-
ing, free estimates, delivery
available. 2835 SR 60 E Bar-
tow. (863)533-0624.
EXPERIENCED CAREGIVER
Area of Bartow. Reasonable
rates. 533-7547.
HAVE YOUR next party at
Hill's Birthday. etc. Free pool
tables, large selection of mu-
sic, band stand set up, large
space for seating. 863-285-
6236 1 p.m.-11 p.m. Message
anytime 285-8392.
JT PAINTING and Pressure
Cleaning. Interior, exterior, .
and all typec of small repairs
Free estimates 1-88.8-689-
8188.
LAWNCARE: DAVID will ,do
mowing, trimming, eging and
small landscaping. Call 863-
205-1887 or 863-944-6906
leave message.


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HOUSE
FOR SALE
AFFORDABLE BARTOW
HOME Lovely 3 bedroom 1
bath new carper paint ar,.'
kitchen. Range pr':e $.56,9i,0-
$64,900. Mardy or Randy @
Lockhart & Associates.
863-293-1234 P4573053.
LARGE 5 bedroom, 3 bath
house on large lot with large
enclosed workshop in back.
Good location. Priced to sell.
$60,000.285-9821.
NORTH LAKELAND. Beauti-
ful 5/3/2 custom home. Possi-
ble mother-in-law suite/home
office. Must see to appreciate.
$199,910. 1- .t(7-3t61.08 .0

Democrat Advertising Pays
BIG Dividends


SERVICES
PHOTOGRAPHY. WE do
weddings and morel 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.
RESTORING BLINDS and
shades for motor homes, resi-
dential, commercial. Pleated
shade. Please call 863-944-
5070, leave message.
SUDS-N-SHINE CLEANING
SERVICE Crystal clean shine
every time. Services provided
include laundry and light
housekeeping. For economi-
cal pricing, call. Candice 863-
519-5724 or 863-537-0971.
TIM HUTCHINSON
All Types, Roofing
Apartments, Residential,
Commercial.
Toll free
1-888-672-8356.
FL.S. license # CCC056374.
WALTZ'S LAWN AND
LANDSCAPE.
Residential, commercial,
licensed, insured.
FREE ESTIMATES
863-712-1655
863-533-5760.
Email: pkr1025@hotmail.com
WILL PICK up unwanted
items. Clothing, appliances
etc. No junk. Call 863-285-
6236. 1 p.m.-11p.m. Message
anytime 285-8392.
LOW COST, Seniors in home
care services provided. 1 to
24 hours daily. Call Donna
863-701-0543.


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BIG Dividends


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HOUSE
FOR SALE

BEAUTIFUL RED BRICK
home in desirable SE Bartow
neighborhood. $150,000 gets
you over 1500 sq. ft. living
area in this one-owner 3/2
home with Florida room, extra
closets, kitchen pantry and
wet bar, swimming pool, large
screen porch with built-in
counter and enclosed laundry
room, 2 car carport and utility
room, free standing 8x10
workshop with a/c unit, irriga-
tion, systems, fenced back
,yard, and new roof No dam-
age from the hurricanes!.
Available February 1, 2005.
Call 863-533-6383 or 863-
640-8708 for an appointment
to see this great house. Leave
message if no answer. 2255
E. Helen Circle, Bartow, Fl.


Have an idea for a story or
photo? Please call

The Democrat, 533-4183


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Land & Grove 3 Tracts 443.9 Total Acres
Outstanding Road Frontage* Incredible Development Tracts!

Tract 1: "The Lake Place" 120.4 Acres
*1,600 ft. frontage on State Road 70 Offered in 6 Parcels
Tract 2: "The McJunkin Block" 93.5 Acres
2,977 ft. frontage on State Road 70 Offered in 5 Parcels
Tract 3: "The Gould Block" 230 Acres
Offered in 5 Parcels


11AM Saturday, March 26
Auction Site: The American Legion, Placid Post 25,
1490 US Highway 27 North, Lake Placid, FL
On Site Preview: 1-5PM Saturday. March 19


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FOR SALE
SAMMY MIZELL:
Great Large and Small
Tree Source.
Palms, Oak, Pine, Sycamore
Crepe Myrtle,
Magnolia, etc.
Special prices for quality!
Call for info and appointment
Ph: 863-683-3497.
"TWO HOMES on Walnut D
in Fort Meade, 3 bedroom,
bath, and 3 bedroom, 1 batl
with appliances. $89,900 an
$79,000 respectively. Ca
Sandy Larrison, Joe L. Davis
Inc. at 773-2128".
WINTER CLEARANCE
Davis Tree Farm-Replanting
must clear field! Need to re
place lost or damaged tree
due to the hurricanes? Ge
your trees now at a reduce
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. Limite
quantities, call Now! 863-285
8991.
YOU PICK strawberries
Patch open 3/21/2005, 8:0(
a.m. 3875 Lake Buffum Roac
West. 2 quarts $1.00.

1930's Chifforobe $300. Ca
709-1246 after 6 p.m.
1996 HD 1200 CC $560C
Lots of chrome, low mileage.
Washer/dryer whiie, 2 year
old, 7 cycle, 3 cycle $380.
Tappan gas stove used $175.
,14 V boat w/ seats, trailer
motor, trolling motor $175.
No calls after 9:00, 863-285
7868.
2 100 mg. zip drives witi
SCSI connections for Macin
tosh. $30 each OBO. Ca
Joanne 533-4183.
3 SCANNERS for Macintosh.
Have SCSI connections. $4(
each or best offer. Cal
Joanne at 533-4183.
ANTIQUE UPHOLSTERED
Mahogany sewing rocker
$85.00. call 533-8538.
BEAUTIFUL EASTER Bun
nies. 3890 Dietz Road. 698
9524.
DINET GLASS table w/4
chairs. Brand new. Asking
$300. Please call if interested
@ 519-3486.
MULCH FOR SALE
BY THE YARD. Red mulch
$10/yard. White mulch
$8/yard. Homeland, call 533-
2285 ext. 23.
PROM GOWNS, size 14-16., 1
Mint green, 1 gold, both
w/shaw. Excellent condition
$50 each.
Amana dryer, heavy duty, al-
mond, very good condition
$75. 619-6615.


Have something to
sell? Call The
Demo inr at.


533-4183


PUBLIC AUCTION
Saturday-March 19th-9 a.m.
Cities Kissimmee, Mot Dora, Ormond Beach,
Volusia County, Lake Co. Sheriff, Orange Co.
Schools, GOAA, & others.

Loc: 2753 Hwy 441, Zellwood, FL.
00'-97' & 96' Ford LTD Crown Vics, 98' Astro Van,
GMC Pickup, 2-96' Dodge Vans, 96" Ranger Pickup,
95' & 94' Ford Pickups 94' & 91' Jeep Cherokee,
92' Taurus, 86' GMC Dump, 45 more vehicles!
Tools, computers, desks, chairs, copiers, drill press,
generator, mowers, compressors, more!!
Terms: Cash, Check w/Bank Ltr Guarantee

George Gideon Auctioneers, Inc.
Zellwood, Fl. AB1501/AU672
407/886-2211 or www.ggauctions.com





PINEWOOD Elementary
wishes to express sincere appreciation
to all those contributing to their recent
tsunami disaster relief effort,

"Pennies with Purpose and Passion"

The effort was a huge success due to'the
tremendous display of compassion by so
many throughout the school's surrounding
communities. A special thank you to
Community National Bank of Bartow
for their contribution of service
counting the donations for the school.


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- OFFICE SPACE
FOR RENT
h 510 S. Broadway, Office for
" rent, 1200 square feet, $900
month deposit. 1 year lease.
Call 863-603-7715 or 863-
533-4482.
0 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
imonrth. Call Quality Realty &
Investments, '533-0888.

WANTED
h DIABETIC PATIENT in need
" of treadmill. If you want to do-
nate one please call 863-409-
6007.
C TRADE
SClub car golf cart ad 5 x 8 util-
ity trailer for small light weight
camper. Call Glenda 285-
8437, Fort Meade.

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
'emr.for firewood. Just don't
bring 'em back. Outside The
Democrat, Florida Avenue
and Summerlin Street. Come
help yourself.

HOUSE
FOR RENT
LARGE 3 bedroom, 2 bath,
CHA, Available April 1st. Very
private neighborhood. No ani-
mals. Has jacuzzi tub, swim-
ming pool, large lot. Pool and
lawn service included. $1300
per month. 533-3592 or 559-
6500.

MOBILE HOME
FOR RENT
2 BEDROOM, 1 bath, swim-
ming pool on 2 acres, corner .
lot. 6753 Patricia Dr., Royal
Ranch off Hwy 60. 863-294-
3929.
BUY OR lease option. 2 bed-
room shed Highland City lot,
included. $550-$35,000. 863-
640-0723.
PARK MODEL in over 55 Re-
sort available for year-round.
Call for appointment and more
details. 537-5501.


MOBILE HOME
FOR SALE
2 BEDROOM furnished Park
Model in local R. V. Park. Call
for appointment and details.
537-5501.


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



GARAGE SALE
SATURDAY, MARCH 19 @
1510 Rosa Court (off Taylor
Road from Old Eagle Lake
Road & North Broadway). As-
sortment of household goods,
8 ft. pool table, golf clubs, fur-
niture including enamel top ta-
ble, clothing, Christmas deco-
rations, "as is" VCRs, and
books. 8 to 2.
SATURDAY 19TH, 8:00- a.m.
1440 E.. Hacki Blvd. 2 family
sale.
SATURDAY 19TH, 8:00-2:00.
Lots of XL shirts, ladies blous-
es medium, linens, knick-
knacks, miscellaneous, some
yard tools, Walnut dining table
$100. 1305 Kissingen Ave-
nue.
.SATURDAY \8:00-5:00. Cor-
ner of 9th and Oak in Fort
Meade. Clothes, bed, linens,
household, lots of miscellane-
ous.
SATURDAY, 8-12. 810 Shady
Lane. Miscellaneous items,
children books and clothing.


LOST
MARCH 8TH, Lost Calico cat,
orange, black and white. An-
swers to Bitty. Area of Rich-
land Manor. 533-6951.
JOHNSON 4 hp boat motor at
Lake Garfield Boat ramp
03/14/05 at 12:00 noon. Any
information call 581-0129 or
534-8072. REWARD.
LOST SHIT tzu, James E.
Stephens area/Maple Hill Bar-
tow. Little girls pet. Please call
with any information. 863-519-
5646 Reward Offered. Gray,
white and brown.

VEHICLE
FOR. SALE
92 CHRYSLER New Yorker,
gray, 4 door $800. OBO. Fair
working condition 533-1030.

POLARIS SPORTSMAN 400,
racks & box. Little over 600
miles, excellent condition
$3700, 860-1163.


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APARTMENT
FOR RENT
495 GUAVA Street Apt. #3,
Bartow 1 bedroom/1 bath,
$325 month, $300 deposit,
Call 863-603-7715 or 863-
533-3900.
505 S. Central apt. #2, Bartow
2 bedroom, 1 bath, $425
month, $400 deposit. Call
863-603-7715 or 863-533-
4482.
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.
NEW 2 bedroom, 1 1/2 bath,
w/d hookups. $500 security,
$550 rent. 863-285-691.
SHADY, QUIET concrete
block, 2 bedroom, 1 bath,
CHA, appliances, hookups,
carpet, screen porch. $500
monthly, $500 deposit.
(863)533-2003- NO PETS.
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



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

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


GENERAL
HELP WANTED
Entrance Gate Attendant
Historic Bok Sanctuary is cur-
rently seeking to fill the part-
time position for Entrance
Gate Attendant. This position
offers a two-day per week
schedule (Tuesday and
Thursday) from 7:30 a.m. to
5:30 p.m. Must have strong
communication, interpersonal
and. problem solving ,skills,
previous money handling ex-
perience, flexible to work holi-
days and weekends when
needed. For additional details
regarding this position and in-
formation on resume/applica-
tion submission, please visit
our website at www.boksanc-
tuary.org. DFW/EOE

Gardener
Horticulture Department

Historic Bok Sanctuary is cur-
rently seeking a full-time gar-
dener position for its horticul-
ture department. Qualified
candidates should have expe-
rience in all duties of garden
maintenance, operation of
power equipment, tractor and
mowers and must be able to
work outside year round in the
Florida weather. For addition-
al details regarding this posi-
tion and information on re-
sume/application submission,
please visit our website at
www.boksanctuary org.
DFW/EOE
LAKE WALES Curves for
Women, full or part time posi-
tion available for a mature,
well organized, detail oriented
individual. Call 863-258-6047.

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.


FORTUNE 500 Company in centra; Florida needs a full-time
Customer Service Representative. The company provides a
stable work environment with good pay and benefits. Respon-
sibilities include providing effective and sufficient support to
our
sales force and clients, developing product specifications, en-
tering sales orders, and communicating post-shipment.

Qualifications:
.Minimum of 12 months Customer Service experience re-
quired.
Basic computer skills and knowledge 6f Windows environ-
ment.
. Excellent telephone/customer service skills along with. good
communication skills.
.The ability to manage multiple priorities in fast paced environ
ment.
.The ability to use proper discretion in evaluating/elevating
customer issues.
. Employment stability.
. High School Diploma or equivalent.


GENERAL
HELP WANTED
HEAVY EQUIPMENT opera-
tor needed for site, utility and
road construction in Bartow
and Winter Haven. Fax re-
sume to 352-726-5250 or
phone 352-726-3940.
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
JOURNEYMAN MEAT.
Cutter/Assistant Manager
needed for growing independ-
ent supermarket in the Frost-
proof area. $10.00
$12.00/hr. starting, rate. or we
will train the right candidate.
DFWP EOE. Contact Eddy in
person or call 863-635-2491.
MANAGER, MANAGER-
TRAINEE, clerk. Apply XYZ
Liquors, 295 US Highway 17
South, Bartow.
MASONS, TENDERS,
CREWS AND SUBS.
Comm. exp. req'd.
8 month project-Wauchula
(239) 340-8441 Rick
MECHANIC Bowling Green
Small Engine. Must have
tools and transportation. Call
863-375-4056.
NEEDED PART time caution
flaggers for local motor cross
track. Saturday and Sunday
* from, 8:30-4:15. Call 224-
0238.
NOW HIRING waitress, full
iand part time. Bartow Family
Restaurant. 534-8048,.
* PRE SCHOOL teacher with
CDA and teacher assistant
full-time. Apply Safe & Sound
Child Care, Eagle Lake, 299-
4748.


CAREGIVER NEEDED to
provide in home care for eld-
erly women. Good pay. Call
863-701-0543.
CHILDCARE SPECIALIST
needed for a Christian School.
Must love working with chil-
dren. Flexible and a team
worker. 519-0096.
DRIVER-OTR
$1500 Sign-on Bonus!
Excellent Pay/Benefits.
CDL-A, 2 years exp.
DOT/Company Physical,
Drug Screen.
Purdy Brothers Trucking
800-745-7290


GENERAL
HELP WANTED
RETAIL SERVICES
Plant Shop Host
Historic Bok Sanctuary is cur-
rently seeking a part-time
Plant Shop Host for its Tower
and Garden Gift Shop. This
position will provide up to
maximum of 29.75 hours per
week. The Tower & Gift Shop
hours are 9:00 a.m. to 5:00
p.m. daily. Must be flexible to
work a varied schedule on
any week day, weekend,
and/or holiday. For additional
details regarding this position
and information on
resume/application submis-
sion, please visit our website
www.boksantuary.org.
EFW/EOE
RETAIL SERVICES
Gift Shop Host
Historic Bok Gift Shop is
seeking to fill the part-
time/seasonal position for its
Tower and Garden Gift Shop
operations. This position may
provide up to 29.75 hours
weekly. Must be flexible to
work week days, weekends,
holidays and /or special
events. Gift Shop operating
hours are 9-5 daily. Retail ex-
perience and excellent cus-
tomer services abilities pre-
ferred. For additional details
regarding this position and in-
formation on resume/applica-
tion submission, Please visit
our website at www.boksanc-
tuarv.org. DGW/EOE.
SECRETARY, MATURE, re-
sponsible person with good
organization/computer skills to
work at residential facility for
teenage girls. Duties include
phone and secretarial respon-
sible. Micro soft word and ex-
cel 40 cwpm. Extensive back-
ground screen required. $8.25
per/hour plus excellent bene-
fits. Fax resume 863-533-
07006 or phone Renee Hutch-
eron, unit director, Florida
Sheriff Youth Villa, Bartow.
863-533-0371. EOE-DFWP

THE OAKS School is taking
applications for Music teach-
er. Please call 533-5539 or
Fax resume to 533-9511.


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Out of My Range by Pawn Wade


Visit The


South For


A


Treat


Ahhh, foods of the South.
Sometimes there is nothing
more comforting than a niess of
biscuits and gravy or a pot of ham
and black eyed peas.
This week, we celebrate the
Southern culinary arts.
All recipes come from
www.meals.com.

Baked Cheese Squash
The golden color of this baked
squash casserole is heightened by
the contrast of paprika.
2 pounds yellow. squash,
chopped
1 onion, peeled and chopped
1 cup grated. cheddar cheese,
divided
2 eggs
3 tablespoons butter, melted
1 tablespoon sugar
1 teaspoon crushed dried sage
1/8 teaspoon paprika
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/8 teaspoon ground black pep-
per
1/2 teaspoon paprika
Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
In a medium saucepan, cook
squash in boiling water until ten-
der; drain. Let cool and cut into
chunks.
In a mixing bowl, combine
onion, half of the cheese, eggs,
butter, sugar, sage, 1/8 teaspoon
paprika, salt and pepper. Add
squash and toss to mix evenly.
Pour into a greased baking
dish and sprinkle with remaining
cheese and remaining paprika.
Bake for 25 minutes to heat thor-
oughly. Remove from oven; serve
warm.


Baked Onions with Country
Ham
A bit of brown sugar and beef
broth add lots of flavor to these
easy onions. The ham almost
becomes a side dish for this star
performer.
8 tablespoons butter, softened
4 tablespoons firmly packed
brown sugar
8 tablespoons vinegar
4 tablespoons beef broth
4 teaspoons dried rosemary-
4 teaspoons crushed dried
thyme
1 cup sliced mushrooms
4 white onions, peeled, ends
trimmed
4 ounces ham, diced
1/4 cup chopped green onions
1 tomato, diced,
Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
Cut four 12x12-inch squares of
aluminum foil.
Divide butter, brown sugar,
vinegar, broth, rosemary, thyme
and mushrooms among foil
squares. Place onions on top of
mushroom mixture; draw corners
of foil together to seal.
Place foil packets in a baking
pan and bake until onions are
soft, about 40 minutes. Transfer
onions and mushrooms to serving
plates, reserving the cooking liq-
uid. Set aside.
Heat liquid in a saucepan and
stir in ham, green onions and


tomato. Season with salt and pep-
per to taste; heat through. Serve
alongside onions and mushrooms.


BBQ Potato Salad
A touch of tangy barbecue
sauce sweetens this easy potato
salad. Microwaving the potatoes
saves time, and keeps the kitchen
cool.
10 medium red potatoes,
scrubbed and pierced
1 cup mayonnaise
2 tablespoons vinegar
1 tablespoon barbecue sauce
2 teaspoons sugar
1 teaspoon salt
3 green onions, chopped (green
part only)
3 celery ribs, chopped
1/4 medium red onion, peeled
and chopped
Microwave potatoes on high for
10 to 12 minutes until cooked
through but still firm. Set aside to
cool.
In a medium bowl, whisk
together mayonnaise, vinegar,
barbecue sauce, sugar and salt.
Stir in green onions, celery and
red onion.
Cut potatoes into 1-inch cubes
and toss with mayonnaise mix-
ture. Refrigerate until ready to
serve.


Southern Biscuit Muffins
2-1/2 cups flour
1/4 cup sugar
1-1/2. tablespoons baking pow-
der
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup butter
1 cup milk
In a bowl, combine flour, sugar,
baking powder, and salt; mix well.
Cut in butter until the mixture
resembles coarse cornmeal.
Gradually stir milk, mixing
just until moistened. Spoon the
batter into a greased muffin tin.
Bake at 350 degrees, or until gold-
en brown, about 35 to 40 minutes.


Black Pepper Cream Gravy
2 tablespoons butter
2 tablespoons flour
2 cups 2 percent milk
2 tablespoons whipping cream
1 teaspoon salt
3/4 teaspoon coarsely ground
black pepper
In a medium saucepan over
medium heat, melt butter. Add
flour and beat with a wire whisk
until light golden brown, about 3
minutes; remove from heat.
Gradually whisk in milk. Return
to heat and cook until thick, stir-
ring constantly. Stir in cream, salt
and pepper and continue cooking
until hot; do not boil.
Good with chicken-fried steak
or mashed potatoes.


Broccoli Cornbread
1 package cornbread mix
8 ounces frozen broccoli,


1 onion, chopped
In a bowl combine cornbread
mix, chopped frozen broccoli
(thawed), grated cheddar cheese,
and chopped onion. Spoon batter
into a greased 8-inch pan.
Bake at 400 degrees for 25 to
30 minutes.


Buttermilk Cornbread
1 cup flour
1 cup cornmeal
1/4 cup sugar
1 tablespoon baking powder
1 teaspoon baking soda
3 tablespoons butter, melted
1-1/3 cups buttermilk
1 egg
Preheat the oven to -125
degrees. Butter an 8-inch square
baking pan; set aside. -
In a bowl stir together flour,
cornmeal, sugar, baking powder
and baking soda.
In a small bowl, stir together
butter and buttermilk; with an
electric mixer at low speed, beat
in egg. Pour liquid all at once into,
flour mixture and stir only until
combined. Do not overmix. Pour
batter into prepared pan and
bake for 30 minutes or until gold-
en.


Cheesy Grits With
Mushrooms and Peppers
Versatile grits make an
appearance in this simple cheese,
pepper and mushroom dish. A
hearty and comforting main dish
for cool weather.
4 cups water
1 cup Albers quick grits
1 cup (4 oz.) shredded sharp
cheddar cheese
2 to 4 drops hot pepper sauce
6 slices bacon, coarsely
chopped
1 cup chopped green onions
3/4 cup chopped green bell pep-
per
1 clove garlic, finely chopped
1/2 pound (8 oz.) fresh mush-
rooms, sliced
Bring water to a boil in a medi-
um saucepan; slowly stir in grits.
Cover; reduce heat to low. Cook,
stirring occasionally, for five to six
minutes.
Add cheese and hot pepper
sauce to saucepan; stir until
cheese is melted. Cover; keep
warm.
Cook bacon over medium heat
in a large skillet until brown but
not crisp. Remove bacon; reserve
drippings. Add green onions, bell
pepper and garlic to drippings;
cook, stirring occasionally, for 2 to
3 minutes. Add mushroom: cook
for 2 to 3 minutes or until tender.
Place cheesy grits in a shallow
serving bowl. Top with mushroom
mixture; sprinkle with bacon.
Serve immediately.
To make a main dish dinner
add 1/2 pound peeled and
deveined medium shrimp and two.,
tablespoons fresh lemon juice to
pan with mushrooms. Cook for 3


chopped to 4 minutes until shrimp are
2 cups cheddar cheese, grated pink. Serve as above.


Cheesy Jalapefio Grits
Jalapeflo pepper, cheese and
grits are the perfect combination
needed for that special side dish.
1 tablespoon butter or mar-
garine
1 red bell pepper, chopped into
1-inch pieces
1 yellow bell pepper, chopped
into 1-inch pieces
1 tablespoon finely chopped
fresh jalapefio pepper
1 clove garlic, finely chopped
3 cups chicken broth
1 cup Carnation evaporated
milk
1 cup Albers quick grits
1-1/2 cups (6 oz.) shredded
Monterey Jack cheese with
jalapefio peppers
1 seasoning of salt and pepper,
if desired
Melt butter in large, nonstick
skillet over medium-high heat.
Add peppers and garlic; cook, stir-
ring occasionally, for 5 minutes or
until peppers are tender. Remove
peppers; keep warm. Allow skillet
to cool slightly.
Add chicken broth and evapo-
rated milk to skillet and bring to
a boil; slowly stir in grits. Cover;
reduce heat to low. Cook, stirring
occasionally, for 8 to 10 minutes
or until grits are thickened. Add
pepper mixture and cheese; stir
until cheese melts. Season with
salt and pepper, if desired.


Chicken Fried Steak with
Country Gravy
Turn inexpensive round steak
into tender, crisply coated steaks.
Serve with the gravy and some
mashed potatoes for a tasty din-
ner.
8 (6-oz.) round steaks
2 cups water
1 tablespoon vinegar
1-1/4 teaspoons salt, divided
3 cups flour
2 tablespoons ground black
pepper
2 cups vegetable oil
2 tablespoons flour
1 cup 2 percent milk
Pound steaks until 1/4-inch
thick.
Cut each steak in half cross-
wise. Place in a large bowl and
cover with water, vinegar and 1
teaspoon of salt. Marinate for 2
hours in the refrigerator.
In a clean plastic bag, combine
3 cups of flour and pepper. Add
meat (shake off excess marinade
first) one piece at a time, shaking
to coat thoroughly. Set aside in a
single layer on a sheet pan.
Heat oil in a deep, large skillet
to 365 degrees or when a small
piece of meat sizzles immediately
on contact. Add meat to pan, with-
out crowding, and brown until
golden on both sides and thor-
oughly cooked, about 2 minutes
per side. Drain on paper towels
and hold warm.
To make the gravy, pour off all
but 2 tablespoons .oil and add
remaining 2 tablespoons flour,
stirring, scraping, and cooking for
3 minutes. Remove from heat and
gradually whisk in milk. Return
to medium heat, add remaining
1/4 teaspoon salt and stir until
thickened, about 1 minute. Serve
immediately, over steaks.


Chocolate Pecan Pie
1 package (8-oz.) semi-sweet
baking chocolate
2 tablespoons butter or mar-
garine
1 (9-in.) pie crust
3 eggs, lightly beaten
1 cup light or dark corn syrup
1/4 cup firmly packed light
brown sugar
1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
1-1/2 cups pecan halves
Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
Coarsely chop 1/2 of the choco-
late and set aside. Microwave
remaining chocolate with butter
in a large, microwave-safe bowl
on high for 1 to 2 minutes, or until
butter and chocolate are just
melted; stir after every 30 sec-
onds.
Brush bottom of pie crust with
a small amount of beaten eggs.
Add corn syrup, sugar, vanilla
and remaining beaten eggs into
the chocolate mixture until well
blended. Stir in pecans and
reserved chopped chocolate. Pour
into pie crust and bake 55 min-
utes, or until knife inserted near
the center comes out clean. Cool
completely on wire rack.


Sausage and Green Chile Hush Puppies


Crunchy Corn Flake
Chicken
1 (3.5-lb.) fresh whole chicken,
cut up
2 eggs
1/4 cup 2 percent milk
2-1/2 cups crushed corn flakes
2 teaspoons salt
1/2 teaspoon ground black pep-
per
5 tablespoons butter, melted
Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
Grease a 13x9x2-inch baking
dish.
Rinse and pat dry chicken.
Combine eggs and milk in a medi-
um bowl; whisk until blended. In
a shallow dish, combine corn
flakes, salt and pepper. Dip chick-
en pieces in eggs then dredge in
crumbs until evenly coated.
Transfer pieces to prepared pan
and drizzle with butter.
Bake, uncovered, for 45 to 60
minutes, or until done. Serve
warm.


Down-Home Sausage Gravy
Savory breakfast sausage adds
a ton of flavor to this simple bis-
cuits 'n gravy recipe. It's practi-
cally a meal in itself but don't be
shy about adding eggs and hash
browns for a hearty brunch.
1 package (16 ounces) fresh
breakfast sausage
2 tablespoons finely chopped
onion
6 tablespoons all-purpose flour
2 cans (12 fluid ounces each)
Carnation evaporated milk
1 cup water
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/8 to 1/4 teaspoon hot pepper
sauce
10 hot biscuits, split
Combine sausage and onion in
large skillet. Cook over medium-
low heat, stirring occasionally,
until sausage is no longer pink.
Stir in flour; mix well. Stir in
evaporated milk, water, salt and
hot pepper sauce. Cook, stirring
occasionally, until mixture comes
to a boil. Cook for 1 to 2 minutes.
Serve immediately over hot
biscuits.


Fried Okra with Onion
Okra, the green pod hailed and
condemned for its "gummy" tex-
ture, is also called "gumbo," from
its Angolan name "ki ngombo."
Onions flavor this classic
Southern side dish, and turmeric
gives it a golden tone.
1/2 pound okra
2 cups sliced onion
,1 teaspoon turmeric
Cut away and discard the
knobby stems. Slice across into
1/8-inch round slices; set aside.
Heat a 12-inch nonstick skillet
over medium-high heat. Spray
lightly with low-calorie cooking
spray, add onion and saute for 2
minutes.
Stir in turmeric. Add okra and


lower heat slightly. Cook, uncov-
ered for 8 to 10 minutes or until
the okra is just tender, shaking
the pan occasionally. The sticky
substance, which will be visible

during cooking, will disappear by
the time okra is cooked. Serve
hot.


Golden Corn Fritters
These tasty corn fritters can be
served as an appetizer with your
choice of Ortega salsa.
1 package (12-oz.) Stouffer's
frozen corn souffle, defrosted
according to directions
3/4 cup all-purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 large egg, beaten.
3 cups vegetable oil
Sift together flour, baking pow-
der and salt in medium bowl. Add
egg. Gently stir in corn souffle.
Heat oil to 350 degrees. Drop
corn mixture by heaping tea-
spoons into hot oil making sure to
brown on all sides. Drain on
paper towels.


Lima Beans and Ham
1/2 cup onion, chopped
1 garlic clove, crushed
4 tablespoons butter, divided
1 tablespoon flour
15-1/2 ounces lima beans,
drained
1/2 pound ham, diced
3/4 cup carrot, sliced
1 cup water,
2 tablespoons red wine
1/4 teaspoon dry mustard
1/4 teaspoon thyme
1/8 teaspoon allspice
1/8 teaspoon salt
1 cup soft bread crumbs
In a skillet, saut6 chopped
onion and crushed garlic clove in
2 tablespoons butter until the
onion is tender; blend in flour.
Transfer to a bowl, and com-
bine with lima beans, diced ham,
thinly sliced carrots, water, red
wine, dry mustard, thyme, all-
spice, and salt. Place in a 1-1/2 to
2-quart greased baking dish.
Bake at 350 degrees for 1 hour, or
until most of the liquid is
absorbed.
In a skillet, melt 2 tablespoons
butter. Add soft bread crumbs and
toast lightly. Sprinkle on top of
the lima bean mixture and contin-
ue baking for 15 minutes. Let
stand for 10 to 15 minutes before
serving.


Mashed Black-Eyed Beans
Try this flavorful mash of
meaty beans, onions, garlic and a
touch of red pepper flakes.
1/2 pound dry black-eyed peas
8 cups water
1/4 cup peanut oil
1 onion, peeled and chopped
1 clove garlic, crushed
1-1/2 teaspoons salt


1 teaspoon crushed red pepper
flakes
Soak peas in water overnight,
Prior to draining, remove any
loose skin floating on top of water; I
drain well. Place in a large stock-
pot and cover with water; bring to
a boil, reduce heat, and simmer
for 30 to 45 minutes or until ten-
der.
In a heated skillet, add oil and
saute onion and garlic until they
are soft, about 5 minutes.
Drain peas and press through
a food mill or mash. Add to onion
mixture; mix well and add salt
and red pepper flakes. Cook, stir-
ring, for an additional 5 minutes.
Remove from heat and serve
warm.


Okra Fritters
These okra fritters will disap-
pear right in front of your eyes,
Okra, tomatoes and onions are
seasoned with curry and pepper'
before being blended into batter
and fried.
1 cup finely sliced stemmed
okra
1 egg
1/2 cup chopped peeled onion
1/2 cup chopped tomato
1/4 cup flour
1/4 cup cornmeal
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon ground curry
1/4 teaspoon ground black pep-
per
2 cups vegetable oil
Combine okra, egg, onion,!'
tomato, flour, cornmeal, salt,:
curry and pepper; stir well.
Heat oil in a deep skillet; drop.
mixture by tablespoonsful into:
hot oil; cook until golden brown,
turning once. Remove and place'
on paper towels. Serve hot.
To determine whether oil is hot:
enough drop a small bit of batter:
into oil. If batter sinks the oil is'
still cold; if the batter flattens on:
top and sizzles, oil is hot enough.
If using a thermometer, heat oil to:
375 degrees.
Do not overcrowd pan as oil
temperature will fall.


Southern Oven-Fried
Chicken
This chicken is moist and ten-
der on the inside and crunchy on
the outside. No need to clean up
the mess of a deep fryer.
1/3 cup flour
1 teaspoon salt
1/8 teaspoon ground black pep-
per
1 3-pound fresh whole chicken,
cut up
1 egg, beaten
2 tablespoons water
1/2 cup grated Parmesan
cheese
1/2 cup crushed corn flakes
1/4 cup butter

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Cheesy Grits With Mushrooms and Peppers