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THe Polk County


Democrat Vol. 74, No. 61


Bartow, Florida 33830


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Democrat


Two Sections, 26 Pages


SVoters Choose Hinton


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THURSDAY
April 7, 2005
Copyright 2005 Frisbie Publishine Co.. Inc.


CHANGING THE GUARD.
Current City Commissioner Cal
Adams (left) shakes hands with
incoming City Commissioner
Brian Hinton. Hinton won the
race for Seat 4 by a margin of 506
votes to Adams' 335 votes.
Throughout Tuesday, each candi-
date (above) stood outside the
Bartow Civic Center, trying to
get in a little last-minute cam-
paigning. The election drew 967
Bartowans to the polls. (Staff
photos by Rustin Dwyer and S.L.
Frisbie IV)


Voters selected political new-
comer Brian Hinton to take the
place of Cal Adams in Seat 4 on
the Bartow city commission on
Tuesday, ousting Adams after six
years in office.
The two shook hands at the
supervisor of elections office as
soon as the early votes and
absentees. were certified, show-
ing Hinton with 506 votes to
Adams' 335.
Despite the fact that there
were only four candidates on the
ballot, more than one-fourth of
the voters either voted early at
the elections office or voted by
absentee ballot.
The turnout was 11.4 percent
of the city's 8,467 registered vot-
ers.
The victory gave Hinton a
clear majority of 52.3 percent of
the 967 votes cast. Adams
received 34.6 percent. Bartow
has eliminated run-off elections,
so Hinton would have won, even
with lesd than half the votes.
Gerald Cochran and William
A. Read, Jr., trailed with 80 votes
and 46 votes, respectively.
"I'm tired; I'm excited," Hinton
said as the votes were totaled.
"I hope to reestablish a lot of
pride in our town.
"Cal ran a real good race; he


had a lot of support. He had me
worried to the end."
On election day, Adams sat at
one entrance to the Bartow Civic
Center lot, waving at voters as
they arrived, and Hinton sat at
the other entrance. All balloting
was at the civic center.
"It was a friendly match,"
Adams said of the campaign. "I'm
disappointed, but I'm glad some-
body good got it.
"The Lord's got other work for
me."
Adams, who served on the
city's zoning board of adjustment
for 36 years before seeking elec-
tion to the commission, said he
might like to serve on another
city advisory board.
Cochran, who said he thinks
he has run for the commission 14
times "I've almost lost count
myself' said he'll run again.
"I came in third; I'm getting
better," he said. "I'll be back. I'm
going to make the Guinness Book
of World Records."
Cochran, who has attended
commission meetings for many
years, often to criticize the com-
mission and the city manager,
observed:
"Look at all the fun I've had
over the years."
He said he was disappointed


by the low turn-out, adding:
"Until we get out enough regular
voters, it won't change. I'm get-
ting beat by people who never go
to the meetings.
"I'll get it some day. I might be
90."
Read, who ran for the commis-
sion two years ago against Pat
Crisman and Andy Laurent, was
puzzled by his poor showing. IHe
said he got about 500 votes in
that race, which would have been
nearly enough for victory this
year.
"I'll probably run again," he
said.
Commissioner Leo Longworth
was unopposed for re-election,
and won a new term without
appearing on the ballot.
This was the first "Super
Tuesday" city election held in
Polk County.
Elections Supv. Lori Edwards
notified the cities last year that
her staff could no longer support
city elections held in conjunction
with primary or general elec-
tions, and suggested that all
cities in the county hold their
elections on the first Tuesday in
SApril.
Most did.


At Only 19, BHS Grad Already

A Soldier, Husband and Father


Council Declares Intent For Low


Density Homes On E.F. Griffin Rd.


By S. L. FRISBIE, IV
Publisher

Bartow city commissioners
gave their strongest indication
yet Monday night that they want
to-see larger building lots in some
of the subdivisions planned on
E.F. Griffin Road.
Thus far, almost all zoning on
that road has been R-l, the city's
highest density for single family
homes, allowing up to six build-
ing lots per acre.
Commissioners said they want
to see a new "Rural Estate" zon-
ing classification created, with
development limited to one or
two houses per acre.
They instructed the planning
and zoning board to consider a
lower density standard, and indi-
cated they would like to have
that option on the books before
approving any more R-1 zoning
requests.
Present residents of E.F.
Griffin Road, most living on
homesites of from one to five
acres, picked up support from
several other speakers during a
public hearing Monday on the
latest annexations on that road.
There are three steps involved
in annexing property and assign-
ing land use designations:
The first is annexation,
which brings the property into
the city limits without a decision
on how it may be.developed.
The second is amending the
city's comprehensive plan for the
general type of development to be
allowed, such as "low density res-
idential," commercial, industrial,
etc. For large parcels, that
amendment must be submitted
to the Florida Dept. of
Community Affairs fr review, a
process which typically takes up
to 90 days.
The third step is assigning a
zoning category. In the case of
"low density residential," this can
range from R-1 (six units per
acre) to R-1-5A (2.7 units per
acre). Zoning does not require


review by the state.
Monday night's discussion was
sparked by a public hearing on
assigning "low density residen-
tial" to a 9.2-acre citrus grove on
E.F. Griffin Road.
Brent Geohagan, attorney for
John and Terry Frost, said the
city does not have a development
standard of one unit per acre, the
prevailing density in that area.
High density development vio-
lates the city's comprehensive
plan, represents proliferation of
urban sprawl, and is incompati-
ble with the neighborhood "and
we all know it," Geohagan said.
Mrs. .Frost told the commis-
sion that a display about proper-
ty on E.F. Griffin Road, which
was put up next to the Bloomin'
Arts Festival, drew a lot of atten-
tion from people who want the
city to maintain low housing den-
sity.
"It's not just people on E.F.
Griffin Road who are concerned
about high density," she said.
"Don't push us to the density
that the law allows. You have the
power to require different land
use designation," not the R-1
standard of six units per acre.
She suggested a "transitional
land use designation."
Sam Thomas, who also lives
on E.F. Griffin Road, urged the
commission to table the ordi-
nance until it considers "transi-
tional land use."
Jennifer Daniels told the com-
mission she doesn't live in the
area, but wants to "keep Bartow
marketable."
T. Franklin Black, who lives
on E.F. Griffin Road, urged the
commission to require building
lots of at least three-quarters of
an acre.
"Why not slow down and get
annexation and land use right at
the beginning?" he asked. He
urged creation of "rural estate".
zoning to maintain the existing'
housing density.
Marvin Hammer, who lives on
E.F Griffin Road, said high den-
sity development on that road


will overtax the water supply.
Ray Bridenbaugh said he
moved to Bartow four years ago
from Atlanta "where growth has
gone unchecked for years."
He called high density devel-
opment on E.F. Griffin Road
"abuse of land" and "an abuse of
power."
Counties around Atlanta are
now requiring buildings lots with
a minimum of an acre-and-a-half,
he said.
Citing heavy development on
County Road 540-A, he said, "this
is not the Bartow that people live
here for."
Gerald Cochran charged that
the city "is changing zoning for
developers," and views land use
planning as a way to increase
sale of electricity.
"This is a crying shame," he
said. "Keep it at one house per
acre."
Dr. Ralph Nobo urged the com-
mission "to allow Bartow to con-
tinue to be the town it is," and to
"approach growth with caution."
Commissioner Andy Laurent
said the city presently has no
land use options between "low
density residential" and agricul-
tural zoning, which allows one
house per five acres.
The city should have zoning
that allows both one house and
two houses per acre, he said.
He said he will oppose densi-
ties of three to six houses per
acre.
Commissioner Pat Huff sug-
gested that the city create a one
house per acre standard in its
land development regulations,
with zoning mandating that den-
sity.
Property owners on E.F.
Griffin Road need to know that
the commission wants low densi-
ty development in the area, Huff
added.
Commissioner Rosie
Thornburg suggested that the
commission might want to create
a true low density standard
before processing more land use
applications.


Mayor Leo Longworth sug-
gested that the commission ask
the zoning board to consider a
low density standard "before we
do any approvals on zoning out
there."
Planning Dir. Robert Wiegers
said the zoning board will discuss
the topic at its April 11 meeting.
After declaring its intention to
insist on lower density housing,
the commission unanimously
passed the ordinance amending
the city's comp plan to allow "low
density residential" use on the
9.2 acres, and to send that plan
to the state for review.
The commission also passed
on final reading ordinances to
annex two parcels of 15 and 16
acres on E.F. Griffin Road and a
parcel of 16.7 acres north of
Gandy Road between Peace
River Estates Units 1 and 2.
The commission also voted on
final reading to annex 324.6
acres of land south of State Road
60 and west of the USX
Industrial Park and the County
Road 555 ballfield complex. The
applicant for that project, NuStar
Enterprises, plans residential
and commercial development on
the property.
(A story in Monday's Democrat
misidentified this property as
part of the Silver Companies
development on U.S. Highway 98
North.)
City Atty. George Dunlap told
the commission that the city
holds a recreation easement on
the portion of the NuStar proper-
ty on which the little league foot-
ball field and a picnic table are
located. The easement expires on
March 1, 2007.
Dunlap said John Hutto, pres-
ident of NuStar, has asked the
city for a hold harmless agree-
ment on the property, to which
the commission agreed. He said
Hutto is willing to negotiate art'
agreement to allow the city to
continue to use the land for recre-
ational purposes.


By RUSTIN DWYER
Staff Writer

At just 19 years of age, Bartow
High School graduate Lucas Cruz
has taken on more responsibility
than some who have lived twice
his years.
A Special Forces soldier, a hus-
band and even a new father, Cruz
has had to take on the mantle of
manhood hard and early.
Although the energetic teenager
still retains a youthful zest, the
hardened persona of a military
man shines through, even in his
short stint as a civilian.
"I'm more nervous about stuff
now. I have to look out for every-
thing. It's not like I think some-
one is going to blow me up or kill
me, I just want to make sure that
I can control all of the variables in
my surroundings," he said, strug-
gling to put his emotions into
words.
Cruz came back to Bartow for
14 days after serving in Iraq with
the 10th Special Forces Group.
He is spent his time here working
with the recruiting office and has
been talking at high schools all
over the county, sharing his sto-
ries about Operation Iraqi
Freedom.
While in Iraq, Cruz assisted
his unit with communications
software and set-ups, despite the
harsh conditions and even harsh-
er political climate, Cruz said his
eight-month stint wasn't all that
bad.
'Where we were, it was very
secure," he said, adding that his
cousin Rueben, an infantryman
who shipped out on Tuesday, had
told him how good he actually has
it.
"After hearing what he had to
say, I felt like I was living at
home."
Despite the bearable condi-
tions, Cruz still had to face every
day knowing his wife, Larissa
was waiting at home. With
months still left on his tour of
duty, Cruz had to sit and wait
knowing his wife had given birth
to their son, Alexander, who is
now 5 months old.
While he spent his days and
nights, ensuring the safety of the
soldiers next to him, Cruz said it
was difficult being totally respon-
sible for a child.
"You protect life in combat all
the time, but as a father you have
to take care of every aspect -
feeding, clothing, nurturing it's
a lot to think about."
Equally difficult for Cruz was
only quickly seeing his son before
having to ship right back out.


"You.can't' prepare for seeing
your newborn son and then say-
ing good-bye. There's no prepara-
tion for that. You just gotta keep
going. If you're busy being sad all
the time, you could get killed."
Despite the family hardships,
Cruz said serving in the Army
was the "lesser of two evils" -
being together or being financial-
ly secure.
"I had to choose. I could have
stayed and sometimes felt like I
should have, but by going I was
making sure that we were finan-
cially ready to support a child. It's
hard for both of us."
Cruz is preparing for another
trip to Iraq, and by the time this
is published, he will already be en
route. His travels could keep him
there for six months or even the
dark prospect of much, much
longer.
After he comes back, Cruz said
he expects to spend some long
overdue time with his new family.
He also plans to attend college, an
especially exciting prospect as he
would be the first in his family to
do so.
"I've got a lot of responsibility
on my shoulders," he said.
His attitude remains positive,
and Cruz said he wants everyone


in Bartow to know why he and
comrades are over there.
"We're not over there for no
reason," he said. '"We're trying our
hardest, all these soldiers are try-
ing their hardest, they are work-
ing in conditions that are far
below regular, but we're doing our
best to give everyone what they
want.
"Everybody wants freedom.
Everybody wants to go to the mall
when they want to, eat
McDonald's when they want," he
said, appropriately enough from
the recruiting center in Eagle
Lake Mall. "If we weren't over
there, there could be people over
here trying to stop us from doing
that. We're fighting for our free-
dom over here, over there."
"What you see on TV is just the
worst of the worst, the baddest of
the bad areas. They never really
show the areas where we have
soldiers just helping support peo-
ple. It's calm in about, in my own
opinion, about 75 percent of the
country.
"They just have to realize that
everybody is looking out for
everybody and we are trying our
best to make sure everybody
comes back in one piece."


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Among those attending the Fort Meade Class
of 1953 picnic were (front row, from left) Shir-
ley McDuffie, Peggy Lindeke, Betty Lou Bigsby,
and Alice Speith; (back row) Frank Schoonover,


April 7, 2005


Bill Jerkins, Jean Barnett, Joyce Miller, Bob
Mitchell, Charles Lee, and Kenneth Parrish. -
(Photo provided)


Fort Meade Class of '53 Holds Picnic


Fort Meade High School Class
of 1953 met at Peace River Rec-
reational Park in Fort Meade for
a picnic lunch in March.
Class member Joyce Davis
Miller had just arrived from
Richmond, Va., and wanted to
visit with as many class mem-


bers as possible. She had not
seen any of her classmates for
approximately 10 years.
Attending the picnic were
Jean Barnett, Betty Lou Bigsby,
Bill and June Jerkins, Charles
Lee, Peggy, Lindeke, Shirley
McDuffie, Joyce Miller, Bob


Mitchell, Kenneth and Mary
Parrish, Clyde Roberts, Frank
and Lynda Schoonover, and Al-
ice Speith.
Plans for their usual class
luncheon will be made in the
next few months.


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The Crickette Club of Bartow celebrated
Easter in a big way. Members donned bunny faces
and ears and had a great time. The big event was
Easter Golf. Crickettes had to "golf" a plastic
Easter egg down the alley to their partner and
back, without going out of the path and golfing
with a plastic egg is-much harder than.it sounds,
one member said. To make the event even more
special, the Crickette's "Easter Baby," Master
Fitzhugh Sthreshley, III, came to visit, bunny


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face and all. Also pictured are Cecelia Speight,
Lauretta Sthreshley, Mildred Turbee, and Jean
Murphy. The event was organized by Cecelia
Speight and her social committee, Judy Walker,
Betty Jo Wilson, Pam Mitchell, Barbara Osthoff,
Pam Renew, Suzie Schottelkotte, Tina Spath,
Janice Sylvain, Lauretta Sthreshley, Carole Rob-
ertson-Burnett, and Sandy Dobbertean. (Crick-
ette photo by Linda Culpepper)


More Teams Sought for Relay Cook-off


There's still time for backyard
barbecuers to team up for this
year's Sticky Fingers Barbecue
Cook-off Contest, to be held dur-
ing the 2005 Bartow Relay For
Life event at Bartow Memorial
Stadium.
The contest will precede the
Relay's opening ceremonies Fri-
day, April 15. Dinners will be
served from 5:30 to 7 p.m. at the
stadium's concession stand.
Interested teams may sign up
to enter the contest by calling
Wayne Harrison at 533-4367.
Advance tickets for dinners
may be purchased at Bartow's
Citrus & Chemical Bank, .Com-
munity National Bank, and Wa-
chovia Bank, at Bartow City Hall
and the Bartow Civic Center of-
fice.
Tickets also will be available
at the Relay event.


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Tickets include a full barbecue
meal and drink for $5. All pro-
ceeds go toward the Relay For
Life fundraising goal.
Relay For Life is the signature


event of the American Cancer So-
ciety. For more information on
Relay or other American Cancer
Society activities, contact the
ACS office at 688-2326.


Pioneer Polk County family
members General Evander M.
Law; Benjamin F., John C., and
Major Nathan Snow Blount;
John C. Stuart; Jacob and Jas-
per Summerlin; and Streaty and
Howell Parker; and 49 other
Confederate and Union soldiers
will be honored Tuesday, April
26, by the Annie H. Darracott
Chapter #791, United Daughters
of the Confederacy.
The event is being held in con-
junction with the Gen. Evander
M. Law Camp 1323, Sons of the
Confederate Veterans, and
James, A. Cox Chapter 22, Chil-
dren of the Confederacy, all or-
ganizations based in Lakeland.
A memorial service will be
conducted at Historical Oak Hill
Cemetery in Bartow at 7 p.m.
The program will include greet-


This year's Hancock Family
Reunion is planned for Saturday,
April 16, at Fort Meade Peace
River Park.
Descendants of James Tho-
mas and Serena Hancock, and
the descendants of their siblings,
will gather at 11 a.m. as they
have since the mid-1970s.
More than 150 family mem-
bers attended the 2004 reunion.


ings from the City of Bartow, roll
call of the veterans interred, gun
volley, and period music by Iden-
tical Strangers.
"April is Southern Heritage
Month, and April 26 is Confeder-
ate Memorial Day," said Sheila
Tindle, president of the UDC
chapter. "This is a special time
when we take time out of our
hectic schedules to pay homage
to the memory of the veterans of
the South."
Confederate Memorial Day is
celebrated throughout the
Southern states, but not by all at
the same time. Some states'hold
ceremonies on May 10 or 12,
while others observe the holiday
on April 26, which is the date
that Florida, Georgia, Alabama,
and Mississippi seceded from the
Union, Mrs. Tindle said.


Everyone is asked to be there
promptly at 11 a.m. for introduc-
tions, announcements, and pic-
ture taking.
A covered-dish lunch will fol-
low.
The annual meeting of the
Hancock Family Cemetery Corp.
also will be held during the reun-
ion.


Mr. and Mrs. Donald Campbell

Donald and Olive Campbell

Celebrate 60th Anniversary


Donald and Olive Campbell of
Lakeland, formerly of Bartow,
will celebrate their 60th wedding
anniversary Friday, April 8,
2005.
The couple married in Tampa,
while Mr. Campbell was on leave
from the U.S. Army.
Mr. Campbell was stationed
in Italy and North Africa while
fighting in World War II, and he
earned a Bronze Star. He then
worked as a salesman for Sun-
shine Biscuits, Inc., for 28 years.


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Shane Michael Hagwood
Shane Michael Hagwood was
born to Michael and Salena Hag-
wood (owner 'of Sally's Doggie
Doo in Bartow) on Monday,
March 21, 2005, at 10:29 p.m.
He weighed seven pounds,
and was 20 inches long.
Grandparents are Pete and
Janie Dickey, and Ron and Nita
Hagwood.

Katonya Bentley-Anderson,
daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Roose-
velt Bentley of Bartow, has been
accepted into the University of
Florida's Department of Coun-
selor Education to pursue doc-
toral studies in mental health
counseling.
A graduate of Bartow Senior
High School, Ms. Bentley-Ander-
son also has been awarded an
Alumni Fellowship, the highest
graduate student award avail-
able at the university. This
award provides four years of
support through a nationally
competitive stipend and full tui-
tion waiver.
After an honorable discharge
from the U.S. Air Force, Ms.
Bentley-Anderson received a
bachelor's degree in elementary
education from the University of
Southern Mississippi, and a
master's degree in counseling
and personnel services from the
University of Maryland-College
Park.

Hair Creations
Relay Team
Plans Barbecue
Hair Creations by Cathy's
Bartow Relay For Life Team will
hold a barbecue dinner benefit
Friday, April 8, from 10:30 a.m.
to 3 p.m.
Dinners include barbecue
chicken and ribs, potato salad,
and baked beans.
Local delivery is available by
calling 534-8210.
Proceeds will go to the Ameri-
can Cancer Society.


Mrs. Campbell worked for the
school board.
The Campbells are members
of First Baptist Church of Bar-
tow.
They have two daughters,
Barbara Ann Brown and Brenda
Sue Whittle; three grandchil-
dren; and one great-grandchild,
all of Lakeland.
The couple plans to celebrate
their anniversary with family
and friends.

Sale to Benefit
Cancer Society

A yard sale benefiting the
American Cancer Society will be
held at the First Baptist Church
of Bartow Ministry Center on
Friday and Saturday, April 8-9,
from 8 a.m. to noon.
Antiques, estate sale items,
draperies, kitchen ware, linens,
lamps, patio furniture, small ap-
pliances, toys and games, cloth-
ing, luggage, and more will be
sold.
The church is located at 410
East Church.












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Jeffrey Thomas Dart, II, and Courtney ReneB Croy


Courtney Croy to Wed

Jeffrey Dart, II, April 30


Mr. and Mrs. Michael Croy
have announced the engagement
of their daughter, Courtney Re-
ned Croy, to Jeffrey Thomas


Dart, II, son of Mr. and Mrs. Jeff
Dart, all of Fort Meade.
A Saturday, April 30, wedding
is set.


Ruth Rhoden to Celebrate

80th Birthday Saturday


Friends and family of Ruth
Rhoden are invited to help cele-
brate her 80th birthday this
weekend.
The celebration will be a drop-
in event from 1 to 4 p.m. Satur-
day, April 9, at the Sprucewood
Clubhouse of Oakwood Estates
off Spirit Lake Road in Winter
Haven.


Mrs. Rhoden lived in Bartow
for more than 30 years before
moving to Winter Haven. She
has four children, 15 grandchil-
dren, and 20 great-grandchil-
dren.
For more information, call
Dorothy Albritton at 533-5214,
or Mary Pence at 533-6918.


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Celebrating their 50th wedding anniversaries at Floral Lakes and Al Sawatske. The couples were honored with a party at the
in March (from left) were Dan and Jean Warner, Art and Elaine clubhouse, complete with cake, coffee, punch, and a time of storytel-
Rupp, Paul and Vivian Meuser, Betty and Jim Hillstead, and Betty ling. (Photo by Boyce Garmon)

50th Wedding Anniversaries Celebrated at Floral Lakes


Five couples celebrated their
50th wedding anniversaries on
March 19 in the Floral Lakes
Clubhouse in Bartow.
The couples' day began when
designated drivers picked them
up at their'homes and brought
them to the clubhouse, where
they were greeted by Joanne
Fournier.
Ms. Fournier situated the cou-
ples in front of a white, heart-
shaped wreath, designed and
made by Velma Lawrence, while
Boyce Garmon, resident camera-
man, took pictures of the couples


alone, then with their drivers.
As they entered the club-
house, they were greeted by
Edna Neary, and then Bev Boyd
pinned yellow or white rose cor-
sages on the women, and bouton-
nieres on the men.
Lighted candles in glass
globes and a guest book, as well
as some of the couple's own wed-
ding photos, decorated the ta-
bles.
The couples held their glasses
up to each other as Mr. Garmon
took their pictures. Then each
couple in turn went down to a ta-


ble decorated in gold and white
which held an anniversary cake,
and each couple had their pic-
ture taken cutting the cake and
a full-length picture of them be-
side the cake. Over their heads
hung a satin flag with a large
gold "50" surrounded by beads.
Afterwards, residents of the
park were invited in to greet and
congratulate the couples.
As the honored guests stood,
the residents raised their glasses
as Ms. Boyd read a toast written
by resident John Phillips.
The guests were introduced


More than 1,000 luminaria have been donated Hope, the luminaria service is held during the Re-
by students from local elementary schools to help lay: to honor those who have survived cancer, as
"light the night" during Bartow's Relay For Life, well as those who lost their battle with the dis-
set April 15-16. Often called the Ceremony of ease. (Photo provided)

Luminaria to 'Light the Night' at Bartow Relay


Students from Bartow Ele-
mentary Academy, Floral Ave-
nue Elementary, First Methodist
School, Highland City Elemen-
tary, The Oaks School and Ste-
phens Elementary have donated
more than 1,000 luminaria to
help "light the night" at Bartow's
Relay For Life.
The luminaria ceremony is of-
ten called the Ceremony of Hope.
It is a time to remember those
who have lost their lives to can-
cer, to support those who cur-
rently have cancer, and to honor



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the past.
The ceremony is held during
the Relay after dark. Each lumi-
nary bag will be placed around
the track to memorialize or
honor cancer victims.
"The- bags will stay lit
throughout the evening, remind-
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among us," Trish Pfeiffer, lumi-
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loved one may call Ms. Pfeiffer
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Chamber at 533-7125.
The 2005 Bartow Relay For
Life will be held Friday and Sat-
urday, April 15-16, at Bartow
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by Ms. Neary, and each couple
told a little of their wedding
story, funny events, and other
things of interests, and bragged
about their children and grand-
children.
Cake, coffee, and punch were
served by Ms. Nearly and Ms.
Fournier.
After the party, the couples
were again greeted by the resi-
dents, and then were taken back
to their homes.

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Meeting

Is May 3

The annual general member-
ship meeting of B.E.S.T.T. (Best
in Education for Students of To-
day and Tomorrow), the commu-
nity support organization for
Bartow High School, will be held
at 6 p.m. Tuesday, May 3, at the
school library.
Officers and directors for the
coming year will be elected.
The organization's monthly
board meeting will follow.


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Residents and visitors alike
will have the opportunity to ex-
perience the natural side of Polk
County at Water, Wings and
Wild Things Polk Naturefest
2005, held on Saturday, April 9,
from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
The free event takes place at
Circle B-Bar Reserve on State
Road 540 (Winter Lake Road),
two miles east of U.S. Highway
98 (between Lakeland and Win-
ter Haven). Located along the
shores of Lake Hancock, Circle
B-Bar Reserve is one of Polk
County's premier birding and
wildlife viewing habitats.
Polk Naturefest offers fun and
activities for kids of all ages.
Florida wildlife showman and
educator Safari Todd will pre-
sent his wildlife program featur-
ing native Florida animals, in-
cluding the endangered Florida
Panther.
Festival goers can participate
in guided nature walks, learn
birding and butterfly basics, step
inside the butterfly tent, enjoy
music and wildlife art exhibits,
watch fly fishing demonstrations
and more, Special children's ac-
tivities include kite and wind
sock making, birdhouse building
and coloring contests.
Food and beverages will be
available for purchase.


Keep Polk County Beautiful
will hold its Tire Recycling
Event on Saturday, April 16,
from 8 a.m. to noon at the former
Wabash Publix in Lakeland.
In addition to tires, residents
may bring rechargeable batteries
that weigh one pound or less,
used ink cartridges and mobile
phones to be recycled.
Residents are limited to one
disposal of up to five tires during
the event. Tires must be off the
rims and participants must show
photo ID and proof of Polk
County residency to take advan-
tage of the free disposal. No com-
mercial vehicle tires or farm ma-
chinery tires will be accepted.
The tires will be taken to
Wheelabrator Ridge Energy, Inc.
in Auburndale, where they will
be burned and converted into en-
ergy.
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the Polk County Commission


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More than 40 exhibitors will
be on hand, providing fun oppor-
tunities to learn about the area's
nature and conservation efforts,
including planting with natives,
prescribed burs, water conser-
vation and litter prevention.
Polk County Tourism and
Sports Marketing and Polk
County Natural Resources staff
have developed a new nature
guide featuring 37 parks in Polk
County and highlighting activi-
ties such as birding, hiking, cy-
cling, fishing, nature tours and
more.
SAttendees to Water, Wings
and Wild Things Polk Na-
turefest 2005 will be among the
first to receive the guide.
Polk County's inaugural na-
ture festival event is a joint part-
nership of Polk. County govern-
ment, Polk County's cities, envi-
ronmental organizations and
others.
For more information about
the festival, contact the Polk
County Natural Resources Divi-
sion at 534-7377. To learn more
about the recreational opportuni-
ties available in Polk County,
visit the Central Florida Visitors
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Naturefest

Heartland Chapter of the
Florida Native Plant Society will
have a booth available at an
Earth Day event entitled "Wa-
ter, Wings, and Wild Things," at
the Polk County Naturefest.
The event will take place Sat-
urday, April 9, at the Circle B
Bar Reserve just southeast of
Lakeland. FNPS members will
be available from 10 a.m. to 2
p.m. to explain the benefits of
planting Florida natives.
The booths will be stocked
with free brochures for those
who would like to learn more
about the plant society. Also,
there will be Florida Native
Plant books for sale and native
Florida plants.
The reserve covers almost
1,200 acres of marsh, cypress
swamp, and an oak hammock.
Thousands of wading birds, ibis,
ducks, and peeps were using the
Banana Creek marsh as of Janu-
ary 2004.
There are miles of trails
around the marsh and a long
shoreline with Lake Hancock,
home of the largest alligators left
in Florida. The bird list for this
property should exceed 160 spe-
cies, making it a "must see" bird-
ing location, a spokesman said.
There is no entry fee.
For further information about
the event, or to join the Florida
Native Plant Society, contact
Heartland Chapter Representa-
tive Keely Pesch by phone at
533-1737, or by e-mail at
kpesch@earthlink.net.
More information on the plant
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April 7, 2005


Editorial





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Elected Officials


Must Chart the Course


For years, whenever a major issue has
come before city government and city
commissioners have asked "What can we
do about this?" the city staff has respond-
ed: "Tell us what you want us to do."
The day-to-day operations of govern-
ment at every level are properly conducted
by the staff, but policy decisions are the
responsibility of elective officeholders.
Bartow city commissioners are making it
increasingly clear that they are listening to
citizens and zoning board members who
are urging true low density residential
development.
By definition in the city code, "low den-
sity residential" development allows up to
six homes per acre, even though the city
staff says that other regulations make it
impossible to cram that many houses onto
an acre.
But the code speaks for itself: in Bartow,
six homes per acres is "low density resi-
dential." To repeat a comment often made
at zoning board meetings: "It is what it is."
On Monday, April 11, Bartow's planning
and zoning board will consider amend-
ments to Bartow's development code to
establish a realistic "low density" stan-
dard. Since the city commission has sent
the issue to the board for a recommenda-
tion, there is a high probability that the
board's recommendations will get a
friendly reception.
Bartow, like every city, needs a mix of
housing, in prices ranging from "starter
homes" on the smallest lots that the code
allows to luxury homes for business own-
ers and executives and financially success-
ful retirees.
With a few notable exceptions, develop-
ers say home purchasers want homes on
small lots.
Some do.
But it is obvious that developers can
make more money by putting more hous-
es on smaller lots.
It is developers, not purchasers, wvho are
setting development standards.
The city's utilities departments can sell
more water, more sewer and sanitation
service, and more electricity per acre in
high density developments at a lower per-
household investment in infrastructure.


Significantly, that's where the advocacy
for high density development is coming
from: developers and city hall.
Opposition to high density development
is coming not only from neighbors who
fear the impact of high density subdivi-
sions next to their low density neighbor-
hoods. It is coming from other people
whose only interest is in seeing that
Bartow retains its character and heritage.
A drive along County Road 540-A shows
the results of high density development. A
drive during rush hour is even more
instructive.
Several city officials have credited or
blamed this newspaper with creating
the concept of Rural Estate zoning, with
densities of one or two houses per acre.
We would proudly accept the credit and
endure the blame for that concept, but it is
not original with us.
RE-1 and RE-2 zoning categories were
proposed to the zoning board a couple of
meetings back, and we endorsed it as a
meritorious concept.
The city staff and developers are point-
ing Bartow in one direction; city commis-
sioners and zoning board members
appointed by them are pointing in another.
It is too late to reverse the proliferation
of high density subdivisions already
approved.
But it is not too late to insist on in includ-
ing some genuine low density housing that
is largely lacking from plans currently in
the works.
It is the job of elected officials to chart
the course for Bartow's residential growth.


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OUR READERS SAY

Don't Lengthen Term Limits


The papers recently reported that Florida legis-
lators are about to pass legislation that would ask
voters to approve a referendum lengthening their
terms from eight years to twelve. It also stated that
at least one of Polk County's delegation, Baxter
Troutman, was sponsoring this legislation.
I strongly oppose any lengthening of term for
any elected official; they all should have maximum
eight year terms or less. I would, however, happily
approve our leg-
islators putting
their referendum
to the voters if
they would
include an addi-
tional referendum
reducing their
terms by four
years. I am rea-
sonably sure the
number of votes "Copyri
to cut four years
would be greater P Syndi
than those to add
four years. Available from Co
This proposal,
which is doomed
for defeat, is
another example
of how far out of
touch our elected
officials are with
the common peo-
ple they are sup-
posed to be repre-


senting. I will vote against any attempt to reduce
citizen control over our government, including this
one. We should consider which of our elected offi-
cials vote for this legislation and demonstrate our
disapproval when they ask to be reelected.

DON GIFFORD
(Editor's note: The writer served four years on the
Polk County commission.)











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

'Preparation' Isn't That Easy


Much of the national angst
over the fate of Terry Schiavo was
not simply over the decision to
maintain or remove her feeding
tube.
It was over which family
member should have the right to
make that decision.
There is a body of thought that
her parents, who by some
accounts may have been willing
to take care of their comatose
adult daughter themselves, were
better qualified than her hus-
band, Michael, to exercise this
life-or-death decision.
As anyone who does not live
in a cave is well aware, Michael
Schiavo eventually won his
lengthy legal battle to have his
wife's feeding tube removed,
allowing the heart attack which
destroyed her mind years ago to
claim her body as well. After 13
days without food and water, she
died.
While polls suggest that 70
percent of the nation agreed with
the judge's decision to allow her
to die, surely there was national
discomfort with the husband's
credentials to force the issue.


With his wife in what many
doctors testified was a "persistent
vegetative state" for a decade and
a half, Michael Schiavo had long
since taken up with another
woman, with whom he fathered
two children.
It can be persuasively argued
that by doing so, he abdicated his
role as loving husband years ago,
rendering himself no longer qual-
ified to speak for his wife when
she was not able to speak for her-
self.
I was struck by the words of
County Commissioner Randy
Wilkinson, who said it is under-
standable that people in Michael
Schiavo's position might "want
to move on with their life." It was
a non-judgmental appraisal of
what Michael Schiavo decided to
do.
Wilkinson proposed, as have
others, that when a spouse faced
with -such a tragedy elects "to
move on with their life," legal
custody of a comatose patient
should revert to the parents.
It makes good sense.
Sure, it would open a new area
for legal dispute over the point at


which the healthy spouse had
decided "to move on," but at
least it would offer society, as rep-
resented by its legal system, the
option for insuring that a loving
relative makes decisions free of
external influences.
Commission Chm. Jack Myers
suggested that a living will is the
simpler solution.
It is ... for people who have
one. But how do you convince a
16-year-old that on the day he
gets his driver's license, he needs
to decide the circumstances
under which he would rather die
than live? Indeed, how mature a
decision can a person of that age
reach? With the possible excep-
tion of a grandparent or great-
grandparent, or a pet, few have
experienced the reality of death.
Randy Wilkinson's proposal is
an excellent one.

Writing about Terry Schiavo's
life and death for the past few
weeks has been painfully person-
al for me.
Barely four months ago, I had
to make similar decisions, day
after day, about the impending


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


Fifty Years Ago
Mary Margaret Williams of
Bartow is one of the seven candi-
dates chosen to vie for the title of
beauty queen at the Florida State
University interfraternity council
dance.
City hall will be closed two half-
days each week and during the
noon hour every day, starting
Wednesday, City Mgr. C.R. Odom
announced today.
Seven local ministers will con-
duct the annual Good Friday ser-
vices to be held Friday from noon
until 3 p.m. at First Methodist
Church, under auspices of the
Bartow Ministerial Assn.
The Inn, a two-story frame room-
ing house that long has been a
Bartow landmark sometimes a
controversial one will be bought
by the city for $10,000 and will be
torn down to make room for a park-
ing lot, City Manager Odom told
the city commission Tuesday night.
Chartrand's, Bartow's "newest
beautiful and distinctive" restau-
rant, will have its grand opening on
Thursday night.
Forty-Five Years Ago
SFour local ministers, plus two
from Fort Meade and one from
Lakeland, will conduct the third
annual Good Friday services to be
held from noon until 3 p.m. at the
First Methodist Church under aus-
pices of the Bartow Ministerial
Assn.
The complete transcript of a city
hearing on a union labor hearing
was published in The Democrat, at
the request of both sides. The tran-
script ran 31-and-a-half inches on
Page 1, with a 22-inch runover on
Page 8.
The largest group of students
ever to be received into the
Summerlin Chapter of the National
Honor Society at one time was initi-
ated in special ceremonies at the
high school Friday. The new mem-


bers include six seniors, 19 juniors
and 14 probationers.
Page One headline: "City Grows
But Revenues Shrink, Reports
Indicate; March Expenses More
Than Income"
Page One Headline: "Phosphate
Field Peaceful, as New Contracts
Drawn; 2 Already Signed, Friendly
Talk Elsewhere"
Bartow's third annual Easter
sunrise services will be held at 6:14
a.m. Sunday at the grandstand in
the ball park. The annual event is
sponsored by the Bartow
Ministerial Assn.
Forty Years Ago
Page One Headline: "Second
Cablevision Firm Asks Franchise;
Jerrold Offer 8 TV, 8 FM Channels"
How the city commission will
spend $268,004 of uncommitted
capital outlay funds the money
set aside for new construction is
the biggest question mark in the
city budget. Front runners now are
a new city hall, a new civic center,
and extension of Wilson Avenue
north to Van Fleet Drive, with an
underpass beneath the railroad
tracks.
Cheryl Bruce, a senior at Bartow
High School, was honored at Winter
Haven yesterday as one of Polk
County's "star students."
The annual Lions Club citizen-
ship award for 1964 was presented
Saturday night to Mrs. M. Sand,
long prominent in local civic affairs.
Jay B. "Skip" Haviser,-a journal-
ism senior from Bartow, was named
the University of Florida's "out-
standing male graduate in journal-
ism" for 1965 last week.
Thirty-Five Years Ago
Page One Headline: "A-1
Ambulance $5,500 In Hole Because
Of Unpaid Bills, Commission Is
Told"
Polk County's mosquito control
crew was cleaning out polluted
drainage ditches and swampland at


Fort Meade's western city limits
Tuesday morning when the
dragline suddenly slipped off its
heavy timber pads and bogged
down in the swamp.
The City of Bartow today filed a
$1.5 million federal lawsuit against
Florida Power Corp. and Tampa
Electric Co., charging that a territor-
ial agreement between the two com-
panies has cost the city in excess of
$500,000.
Thirty Years Ago
"Five rivers of riders will flow
through Bartow on the afternoon of
Apr. 18 inviting residents and visi-
tors to take part in Paul Revere Day
Fun, as part of the local observance
of America's Bicentennial," Gen.
Chm. Loyal Frisbie announced. Five
starting points for horseback and
bicycle riders have been chosen.
Horseback riders chairman is Kitty
Hunt; bike riders will be coordinat-
ed by Dick Post.
Plans for the Fifth Annual
Parade of Merchants at the civic
center were announced by Chm.
S. L. Frisbie, IV.
Phosphate industry safety
records announced: for USS Agri-
Chemicals, 2,000,000 man hours
worked without a lost-time acci-
dent; for workers of Agrico
Chemical Co.'s South Pierce
Chemical Works, a year (366 days)
without a lost time accident.
"With a program which ranges
from belly dancing to detente, the
district conference of Rotary District
695 begins in Bartow tonight."
Stephen H. Grimes, the only past
district governor in the Bartow
Rotary Club, was named a Rotary
Fellow at Thursday night cere-
monies.
Twenty-Five Years Ago
W.D. Helmuth has been appoint-
ed chairman of the building com-
mittee for construction of a replica
of Fort Blount in Mary Holland
Park. The full-size replica of the


fort, which was built to provide set-
tlers with a place to defend them-
selves from Indian attacks, will be
built on a spit of land between two
lakes.
Bartow's water system is being
taxed to its capacity during daytime
hours, and City Mgr. C.T. Clark
today asked Bartowans to limit irri-
gation and lawn watering to night-
time hours.
Eugene L. Cole will be sworn in
as a city commissioner and C.T.
Clark will make his exit as city man-
ager at tonight's meeting of the
Bartow city commission.
Polk County sheriff's deputies
have arrested 42 persons on nar-
cotics charges in a series of raids
which began Thursday night.
Twenty Years Ago
Agrico Chemical Co. will close
its Saddle Creek phosphate mine -
the smallest of its three Polk County
mines on April 27, perhaps for
the rest of the year, company offi-
cials said today. The shutdown will
idle about 80 hourly-paid employ-
ees.
Page One Headline: "Closing of
County Landfill to Raise Costs, Cut
Service"
A proposal that would shut
down the Florida Institute f
Phosphate Research (FIPR) in
Bartow and move its function to a
new agency under the University of
Florida at Gainsville was intro-
duced in the Legislature last week.
Gen. James A. Van Fleet,
America's senior surviving four-
star general, will be grand marshall
of a July 4 parade in his honor in
Bartow, Chm. Frank L. Rouse
announced today.
A new victim assistance program
was implemented today by the Polk
County sheriff's department.
"Victims of crime will receive a lis-
tening ear as well as helpful infor-
mation," Donna Renfroe, public
information officer said.


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death of my 89-year-old father,
who had been my friend, mentor,
and confidant ever since I
returned home from college and
discovered how much smarter he
had gotten since I graduated
from high school four years earli-
er.
I was at his side, nearly 16
years ago, after Mother suffered a
massive stroke, when he quietly
told her doctor: "No heroic mea-
sures."
I was at his side years later, just
before he entered surgery for
removal of a kidney to which a
cancer had attached itself, and he
filled out a living will and told
me he had no wish to be kept
alive when a meaningful life was
no longer possible.
So I was "prepared."
Think so?
It's not that simple.
I was knowledgeable of his
wishes; that comes on an intellec-
tual level.
Preparation comes on an emo-
tional level.
Preparation is a lot harder.


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April 7, 2005 The Polk County Democrat


Obituaries


is.


Celeste M. Warren


Celeste M.
Warren

Celeste M. Warren, 59, of
Lakeland, died of renal failure
Wednesday, April 6, 2005, at
Good Shepherd Hospice Residen-
tial Center in Auburndale.
Born Nov. 3, 1945, in New
London, Conn., Mrs. Warren
moved to Lakeland from Frost-
proof 16 years ago.
She was a bookkeeper/secre-
tary for O16 Mexican Foods in
Lakeland. She was a member of
St. Anthony Catholic Church.
Survivors include her hus-
band, Harvey H. Warren; one
brother, Mitchell Benedict of
Winter Haven; and four nieces.
The funeral: Thursday, April
14, at 8:30 a.m., at St. Anthony's
Catholic Church, 820 Marcum
Road, Lakeland.
Memorial contributions:
American Diabetes Association,
1101 North Lake Destiny Road
#415, Maitland, FL 32751-7105.
Arrangements: Whidden-
McLean Funeral Home in Bar-
tow.




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Emanuel "Scoop" Burgess


Emanuel
Lamar Burgess

Emanuel "Scoop" Lamar Bur-
gess, 53, of Bartow, died Tues-
day, April 5, 2005, at Good Shep-
herd Hospice.
Born June 1, 1951, Mr. Bur-
gess was a lifelong resident of
Bartow.'
He was a laborer for Florida
Natural Growers. He was a
member of the Church of God
Gospel Tabernacle in Lakeland.
Survivors include two sisters,
Bettie J. Burgess of Bartow and
Sheila Lewis of Lakeland; and
two brothers, Tony Hudson and
Ricky Burgess, both of Lakeland.
Visitation: Friday, April 8,
from 3 to 8 p.m., at Gause Fu-
neral Home in Bartow.
The funeral: Saturday, April
9, at 11 a.m., at Praise Temple
Deliverance Church.
Interment: Wildwood Ceme-
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William Thomas "Tommy"
Richardson, 69, of Fort Meade,
died Monday, April 4, 2005, at
his residence.
Born in Brewster on Dec. 7,
1935, Mr. Richardson was a life-
long resident of Fort Meade.
He was the owner and opera-
tor of Richardson Air Condition-
ing.
Survivors include one son,
Gene Richardson of Lakeland;
four daughters, Rhonda Rodgers,
Angela Richardson, and Cathy
Rehberg, all of Lakeland, and
Ren6 Skinner of Oviedo; one
brother, Ronald Richardson of
Bartow; one sister, Carolyn
Hooper of Punta Gorda; his com-
panion, Connie Harris of 'Fort
Meade; eight grandchildren; and
two great-grandchildren.
Visitation: Thursday, April 7,
from 6 to 8 p.m., at McLean Fu-
neral Home in Fort Meade.
The funeral: Friday, April 8,
at 11 a.m., at Homeland Ceme-
tery.

Otto
Greer

Otto Baumgartner Greer, 82,
of Bartow, died of cancer Tues-
day, April 5, 2005, at Oakbridge
Health Care Center in Lakeland.
Born Oct. 5, 1922, in Chicago,
Mr. Greer recently moved to
Bartow from Venice, Fla.
He owned and operated Otto's
Business Machines in Houston,
Texas. He was a U.S. Army vet-
eran of World War II, and a
member of the Veterans of For-
eign Wars in Venice.
SSurvivors include one daugh-
ter, Kathryn Owen of Bartow;
two sons, Joe Baumgartner and
Steven Baumgartner, both of
Austin, Texas; three grandchil-
dren; and two great-grandchil-
dren.
Memorial contributions: Girl
Scouts Heart of Florida Council,
1831 North Gilmore Ave., Lake-
land, 33805; Good Shepherd
Hospice, P.O. Box 7129, Winter
Haven, 33880.
Arrangements: Whidden-
McLean Funeral Home in Bar-
tow.

Doris Ruth
Nemeth

Doris Ruth Nemeth, 83, of
Mulberry, died of heart failure
Tuesday, April-5, 2005, at Palm
Garden of Winter Haven.
Born Sept. 28, 1921, in Lans-
ing, Mich., Mrs. Nemeth moved
to Polk County 50 years ago.
She was a lunch counter man-
ager at Woolworth Department
Store in Lakeland for 20 years.
She was a member of St. Paul's
Lutheran Church in Lakeland.
Mrs. Nemeth was preceded in
death by her husband, Joseph
Nemeth; and one son, Don Ne-
meth.
Survivors include one daugh-
ter, Margaret "Margie" LeFlam
of Mulberry; two sons, Barry Ne-
meth and Dan Nemeth, both of
Commerce, Ga.; seven grandchil-
dren; and 13 great-grandchil-
dren.
Visitation: Thursday, April 7,
from 10 to 11 a.m., at Whidden-
McLean Funeral Home in Bar-
tow.
The funeral will follow Thurs-
day at 11 a.m. at the funeral
home.


Loyce E. Harpe

Loyce E.
Harpe

Loyce E. Harpe, 61, of Lake-
land, died of complications of
diabetes Tuesday, April 5, 2005,
at his residence.
Born Feb. 13, 1944, in Seville,
Ga., Mr. Harpe was a longtime
resident of Polk County.
He was Polk County's first
parks and recreation director,
employed by the Polk County
Board of County Commissioners.
Survivors include his wife,
Jeanne Harpe; two sons, Derek
Harpe and his wife, Stacie, of
Fort Meade, and Drew Harpe
and his wife, Angela, of Bran-
don; his mother, Sarah L. Harpe
of Cordele, Ga.; two sisters, Di-
ane Montgomery of Memphis,
Tenn., and Brenda Ward of Cor-
dele, Ga.; and three grandchil-
dren.
Visitation: Thursday, April 7,
from 6 to 8 p.m., at Whidden-
McLean Funeral Home in Bar-
tow.
Interment: Sunnyside Ceme-
tery in Cordele, Ga.
Memorial contributions:
Friends of the Park Foundation,
515 East Boulevard Street, Bar-
tow, 33830.


Dorcas Green
Ray

Dorcas Green Ray, 57, of Bar-
tow, died Tuesday, March 29,
2005.
Born in Mulberry on Dec. 6,
1947, Mrs. Ray moved to Bartow
about three years ago.
She was a member of St. Paul
Church of God in Christ, where
she participated in several min-
istries offered by the church. Af-
ter moving to Bartow, she at-
tended services at New Experi-
ence Victory & Praise Taberna-
cle.
Survivors include two daugh-
ters, Regina Brown and her hus-
band, Reginald, of Jacksonville,
and Dorcas Aikens of Mulberry;
four sons, Adam L. Green of Bar-
tow, Nathaniel Ray of Lakeland,
Carlos Ray of Bartow, and Ran-
dalyn Ray of Lakeland; one sis-
ter, Sarah C. Luster of Bartow;,
one goddaughter, Gloria Blount;
and several grandchildren,
nieces, and nephews.
The funeral: Saturday, April
9, at 2 p,m., at New Mt. Zion
A.M.E. Church, 710 East Scott
Ave., Bartow.
Interment: Wildwood Ceme-
tery in Bartow.
Arrangements: Speights Fu-
neral Home of Wauchula.


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JUST SAY NO activities have been planned for April by this
committee, wearing their themed T-shirts (not in order): Melony
Bell, Sue Britt, Ernie Cooper, Joe DeLegge, Elmer Dixon, Freddie
Douglas, Connie Evans, Johnnie Ferguson, Boyce Garmon, Melody
L. Godwin, Lisa Y. Hall, Kelly B. Hardwick, III, Donna Harris, Bar-

Speaker Headlini ng 'Just

Say No' Events This Year


Motivational speaker Scott
Humston will headline the
16th Annual Just Say No ac-
tivities, which are planned for
Thursday, April 14.
The event activities will fea-
ture a new format this year.
This long standing Bartow tra-
dition will now conclude with a
community luncheon at the
Bartow Civic Center instead of
beginning 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
performances 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 Meth-
odist School, Floral Avenue
Elementary, Gause Riverside
Elementary, Gibbons Street
Elementary, Highland City
Elementary, The Oaks School,
Pinewood Elementary, Ste-
phens Elementary, Wahneta
Elementary and Word of Life
Christian School.
The public is welcome to at-
tend the day's final event, the
Just Say No Community


Luncheon 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,
Humston now devotes his life
to the art of educating
through entertainment.
Humston holds a B.A. in
communication studies and dra-
matic arts, and has been
awarded professional and com-
munity awards for his encour-
agement to young people. He
entertains, motivates, and in-
spires hundreds of audiences
each year.
Humston has been perform-
ing 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, anddots 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 ac-
complish great things."
Cost for the lunch is $7 per
person.
Tickets and more informa-
tion are available at the Cham-
ber, 510 N. Broadway Ave., or
by calling 533-7125.


Museum Sets Fun Friday and

Terrific Tuesday Schedule


Explorations V Children's
Museum has announced its April
schedule for Fun Fridays and
Terrific Tuesdays.
Tuesday, an activity time that
focuses on school readiness
skills, begins at 10:30 am.
Fun Friday focuses on creativ-
ity and includes art activities for
children of all ages.
Friday art sessions from 10
a.m. until noon on each Friday
in April.
The sessions are included
with admission, which is $4 for
children, ages 2-15, and $2 for
adults. Children under two and
museum members are free.
Scheduled sessions are:
Terrific Tuesdays
April 5 Mixing and pouring
water play
April 12 Peanut honey
balls cup cooking


April 19 Sticky pictures
fine motor creativity
April 26 Shaving cream
name recognition
Fun Fridays
April 8 Making Music
April 15 Wind Socks
April 22 Fun Friday Earth
Day-Fuzzy Heads Nature Pics
April 29 Open Art Studio
Explorations V Children's
Museum is located at 109 North
Kentucky Avenue in downtown
Lakeland.
Additional information may
be obtained by calling the chil-
dren's museum at 687-3869.


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Harry Welsch 'Functional


Pottery' Wins Best of Show


Harry Welsch of Lutz (in the
Summer, he and his wife live in
Cheboygan, Mich.) won Best of
Show in the 34th Annual
SBloomin' Arts Festival on Satur-
Sday for a display of what he calls
"functional pottery."
Although Welsch was the ex-
hibitor, the pottery is a joint pro-
ject with his wife, Kimberly
SWellman.
"She'll start something and
I'll finish it," he said.
It was Ms. Wellman's interest
in pottery that turned a hobby
into a full-time vocation for both
of them.
"She took one pottery class,"
Welsch said. "She was a natural
artist. I made her a wheel and a
kiln before I made my first pot."
The best of show prize is
$2,000.
It was the second Best of
Show award this year for them.


They won the Marco Island show
in March.
They exhibit at about 30
shows a year, and have entered
the Bloomin' Arts Festival 10 to
15 times, Welsch said.
Juan Carlos Chavez, a senior
at Harrison School of Arts in
Lakeland, won the student Best
of Show award.
He exhibited works in pencil,
painting, mixed media, and pen
and ink.
He has applied to Cooper Un-
ion in New York City and plans
a career as a graphic designer.
Michael Cuomo, an eighth
grader at Jewett Academy, won
Best of Show in the middle
school competition.
Other award winners:

Alult Division
First place overall work and


display: Tony Savoie.
Award of distinction: Mar-
ian Howard, Stephen Koury,
Lori Lynn Sutphin, Jim Runkle,
Thomas Brooks.
Award of achievement: Ra-
chel Bernstein, Beverly Gustaf-
son, Susanna Spann, Terry
Smith, Trent Manning.
Award of merit: Bill and
Lori Gregory, Herb Brown, Ta-
dashi Torii, John Yeackle, C. Er-
nie Smith.
Festival judge award: Rob-
ert Perry, Jason Stoddard, Jean
Yao, Gary Rowley, Ivy Monsees.
Best still life: Susanna
Spann.
Honorable mention: Sara
Gafvert, Robert Mier, Judy
McMillan, Traci Stevenson.

Senior High
Award of distinction: Julia
Solorzano of Harrison, Caitlin


Norgard of Harrison, Nick Hol-
land of Bartow High, Jen
Tingley of Bartow High.
Award of achievement:
Lance Moore of Bartow High,
Summer Smith of Harrison, Zaki
Jarrah of George Jenkins, Mere-
dith Gieger of George Jenkins.

Middle School
Award of distinction: Jes-
sica Fletcher and Gabriel Monte,
both of Union Academy.
Ribbon awards: Emily Bolo-
tin, Rachel Gaddoni, Melissa
Chamberlain, all of Young Art-
ists Group.
Elementary School
Best display: Valleyview
Elementary, students of Margi
Trickey.
.(Photos on Page 1B)


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... .

VOLUNTEERS (from left) Ted Sutherland,
John DeYoung, Ernie Cooper, and Tom Jennings
walk along Broadway in Bartow cleaning tp litter
and trash. during the fifth annual "Great Ameri-


can Clean Up" event held in March. More than
350 citizen volunteers from Bartow participated
in the national event. (Photo by Linda Culpep-
per)


City Participates in Great American Clean Up


Flower Show Winners


Bartow was in bloom as the
Garden Club went "A Little Bit
Country" for the annual
Bloomin' Art Flower show.
All the plants and flowers
were lovely, and winners were
determined as the best of the
best.
Artistic Division
Class One Betty Jean
Bryan
Class Two Eda Marchman
Class Three Audrey Swin-
dal
Class Four Rita Hilton,
named best in show for the divi-
sion
Class Five Eda Marchman
Horticulture Division
Section A Hope Barnhart
Section B Carolyn Hinton
Section'D Betty Jean
Bryan
Section E Carolyn Hinton
Section F Oren Barnhart
Section G Louise Lang,


best in show horticulture division
and sweepstakes
Section H Veda Lameck
(non-member)
Blue Ribbon Winners
Hope Barnhart
Oren Barnhart
P.J. Black
Betty Jean Bryan
Rita Hilton
Carolyn Hinton
Louise Lang
Diedra McGraw
Eda Marchman
Glenda Mink
Debi Roberts
Georgiann Sumner
Audrey Swindal
John Edwards
Veda Lameck
Terri Shelton
Ann Slocum

There were 98 horticulture
entries and 20 design entries.
See photos on Page IB.


It will be time to get "foot-
loose" on Saturday, April 16, at
Universal Studios Florida when
Kenny Loggins comes for a one-
night performance during the
annual Mardi Gras celebration.
Loggins has earned 12 plati-
num albums and 14 gold albums
over his 30-year career as a
songwriter and performer.
Many, of Loggins' songs have
been featured in hit movies over
the years, including "I'm Alright"
in "Caddyshack," "Danger Zone"
in "Top Gun," "Footloose" from
the movie of the same name and
"For the First Time" in "One
Fine Day."
During Mardi Gras at Univer-
sal Studios, live music echoes
through the park amidst the ex-
citement of New Orleans style
cuisine, tons of beads, confetti


and an all new 13-float parade.
Street performers, costumed
characters and stilt walkers en-
tertain partygoers throughout
the entire event.
The Mardi Gras party contin-
ues Saturday nights until April
30.
Admission to the concert is in-
cluded with admission to Univer-
sal Studios (adults $59.75 plus.
tax, children $48.00 plus tax), or
join the fun after- 5 p.m. for
$39.95. Florida and Georgia resi-
dents save $10 off a Mardi Gras
After 5 ticket in advance with a
valid Florida or Georgia I.D.
Show schedule:
6:45 p.m. Kyle Henderson
Project (opening act)
8 p.m. Mardi Gras Parade
8:30 p.m. Kenny Loggins


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Bloomin' Art Quilt Show

Winners Announced


Bartow's Bloomin' Arts Quilt
Show was pieced together into a
lovely display of artwork.
Winners in all four categories
received a handmade gold ribbon
and $50.
Winners were Jane Murphy
for her first quilt, Carole Ramo-
ski's "Fancy Dresden Plate" won
bed quilt, Connie Rowland's "
Welcome to the North Pole" re-
ceived the award for a wall
hanging, and Diana Miler's "Ba-
tik Jacket" took the top prize for
wearable art.
Bartow's Barbara Lawn-New-


"Hope

Floats'

Event Set

Rape Recovery and Resource
Center at Peace River will com-
memorate sexual assault aware-
ness day on Thursday, from 5 to
7 p.m. with the 'third annual
"Hope Floats" event.
The event will feature a boat
launch at Lake Mirror in Lake-
land. and keynote speaker
Sharon D'Eusanio at 6 p.m. A
candlelight vigil will close the
event at 7:30 p.m.


Hurricane

Town Hall

Meeting Set

Tom Gallagher, chief financial
officer for the state of Florida,
will be at Bartow High School on
Saturday, April 9, to meet with
citizens regarding hurricane in-
surance issues.
The town hall meeting is
planned from 9 a.m. to noon.

Gas Company

Returning to

Old Location

Central Florida Gas will be
returning to its original location
at 1015 6th Street NW in Winter
Haven on Friday, April 8.
The temporary office at 1501
first Street S in Winter Haven
and the original location will be
closed, to walk-in customers
throughout the day. Personnel
will be manning the phone sys-
tem and crews will be available
for emergencies.
The building that was origi-
nally built in 1987 was destroyed
in Hurricane Jeanne in the fall
of 2004. The CFG office was relo-
cated to its temporary location
for approximately six months
while Everett Whitehead and
Sons, the original builders, re-
built the office.
For more information on Cen-
tral Florida Gas, visit the web
site at www.cfgas.com.


ell won the drawing for the Op-
portunity Quilt.
.The quilt "Grape Wreaths by
Betty" features grape clusters,
leaves and vines in variegated
hand-dyed materials.
The winning ticket was drawn
by.Veulah Wilson, founder of the
Bartow Quilt Guild.
Mrs. Lawn-Newell said she
plans to use the quilt in her
beach house.


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RELAY
FOR LIFE*


Bartow High School Stadium
April 15 & 16, 2005
After dark on April 15, the
Bartow Relay For Life
Celebration will include a
special Luminaria Ceremony.
If you would like to partici-
pate by honoring or remem-
bering a loved one who has
battled cancer, please
complete this form and mail
It to the address shown with
your enclosed check or credit
card information.


The City of Bartow partici-
pated in the fifth annual "Great
American Clean Up" event on
Saturday, March 12.
This is a nationally-recog-
,nized event that mobilizes mil-
lions of volunteers for a day of
litter removal along roadsides,
shorelines, in neighborhoods,


and in public parks.
In Bartow, more than 350 citi-
zen volunteers went throughout
the city cleaning the neighbor-
hoods, roadways, and parks of
litter and trash.
Many organizations partici-
-pated as well.
After the event, all gathered


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pared by the Bartow Volunteer
Fire Department.
To volunteer for the 2006
clean up, or to register a group
to participate, contact the city's
co-chairmen, Barbara Newell or
Linda Culpepper, at 534-0100.


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Friday & Saturday, April 15 & 16 / FOR LIFE'
Bartow High School Stadium
1270 South Broadway Ave. : Ca ce
Imagine spending the night with 10 of your closest friends and family members, then
turn that into a giant slumber party with 500 or more people. Good times are had by all
while raising funds for the American Cancer Society with a huge celebration of survivorship!
Teams of 10-15 walkers and runners from all over our community come together and walk the
track relay-style for 18 hours. One person from each team is requested to be on the track all evening. Participants proceed
at their own pace. The opening lap will be walked by cancer survivors and their.caregivers. Team participants then start
their rotations for the rest of the event.

2nd Annual Sticky Fingers BBQ Cookoff, Friday, 5:00 p.m. 7:00 p.m.
Dinners are $5.00 per plate.

Survivors' Reception, Frida, 6:00 p.m.
This special reception willbe held for cancer survivors who will walk the first lap,
Opening Ceremonies, Friday, 7:00 p.m.
Entertainment and activities begin with events continuing throughout the night.
Luminaria Ceremony, Friday, 9:00.p.m.

Decorated "Camp Sites" of the Community of Champions

Continuous Live Entertainment on Stage Through the Night

Event Concludes at 10:00 a.m. Saturday, April 16

Family Participation Activities

Public Welcome, No Admission Charge
Honor or Memorialize a Loved One with a Luminary
Encircling the track with lights of hope, the ,uminaria Ceremony reaches for tomorrow with each candle of life and touches the stars for only a
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Bartow Police Department
Reports for March
March 3, 10 a.m., retail
theft, Wal-Mart; music CD,
$13.
March 4, 8 a.m., theft, 1200
block of south Broadway; Veri-
son cellular phone, $100.
March 4, 11:15 a.m., theft,
Carry-All Transportation;
three checks, $90; cash, $3872.
March 4, 11:30 a.m., bur-
glary, 1000 block of Golfview
Ave.; Playstation 2, $150.
March 4, 1:45 p.m., theft,
1300 block of West Polk Street;
gold bracelet, $400.
March 4, 3:20 p.m., robbery
by sudden snatching, 1000
block of East Van Fleet, cur-
rency, $450.
March 5, 10:30 a.m., rob-
bery, 1000 block of East Van
Fleet; binoculars, $27; digital
photo disc.
March 5, 11:30 a.m., theft,
1000 block of Mariposa Ave.;
boat motor, $2000.
March 7, 10:09 a.m., theft,
200 block of North Broadway;
license plate.
March 7, 10:45 a.m., retail
theft, Bealls Outlet; three
pack of men's underwear, $5.
March 7, 2:25 p.m., retail
theft, Wal-Mart; electric
shaver, $39.
March 7, 6 p.m., vehicular
burglary, 900 block of East
Tree Circle; cellular ph6ne,
$323.
March 7, 8:02 p.m., at-
tempted burglary, 500 block of
North Broadway Ave.
March 7, 9:30 p.m., theft,
1300 block of Richland Road;
mini-pincsher dog, $470.
March 8, 5 p.m., retail theft,
Family Dollar; glitter gel pens,
$2; thong panties, $2; hair ac-
cessories, $5.
March 8. 7 p.m., retail theft,
Radio Shack; walkie talkie,
$129; wireless receiver, $29;
car charger, $99.
March 8, time unknown,
theft, 700 block of West Main
Street; currency, $256.
March 9, 10:30 a.m., theft,
Department of Juvenile Jus-
tice; cellular telephone, $150.
March 9, 8 p.m., auto theft,
1000 block of Forest Drive.


March 10, noon, retail
theft, Bealls Outlet; clothing,
$27.
March 10, 2 p.m., burglary,
Mary Holland Park; Powerade
drinks, $100; chopped beef
sandwiches, $15.
March 10, 7:35 p.m., retail
theft, Winn Dixie; meat, $20;
two pairs of socks, $9.
March 11, time unknown,
identity theft, 200 block of
East Van Fleet; identification,
$0; currency, $172.
March 12, 11 a.m., auto
theft, 500 block of South Idle-
wood Ave.
March 12, 3:19 p.m., theft,
1000 block of East Van Fleet;
cellular telephone, $234.
March 12, time unknown,
vehicular burglary, 2200 block
of South First Ave.; car speak-
ers with amplifier, $600.
March 13, 5:40 a.m., at-
tempted auto theft, 900 block
of South Dudley Ave.
March 14, 10:02 a.m., retail
theft, Bealls Outlet; pants and
sweater, $18.
March 14, 8:30 a.m., theft,
1200 block of South Broadway;
cellular phone, $250; currency,
$6.'
March 14, 4 a.m., auto
theft, 1400 block of Austin
Street; pistol, $200.
March 14, 7 a.m., burglary,
1500 block of Gay Street; glass
window on door, $120; necklace
with cross, $300; necklace with
cross, $140; two gold necklaces,
$75; silver bracelet, $170; gold
and black onyx ring, $320.
March 14, time unknown,
theft, 1600 block of Meadow's
Pond; AM/FM receiver, $500;
turn table, $500; DVD re-
corder, $500.
March 15, 6:30 p.m., theft,
1400 block of North Wilson
Ave.; 20 foot aluminum ladder,
$250; aluminum ladder, $250.
March 15, 3:30 p.m., vehicu-
lar burglary, 900 block of For-
est Drive; 30 CDs, $200; glass
window, $15; CD case, $250.
March 16, 10:15 a.m., retail
theft, Publix; beer.
March 16, 12:30 p.m., theft,
1000 block of North Broadway;
bifold wallet, $70; social secu-
rity card, $75; currency, $15.,


Museum Sets Monthly

Scrapbooking Session


"Explorations V Children's will
host its monthly scrapbooking
session for children and adults, "
Crop 'Til You Drop," on Saturday
April 9.
The session will be open from
10 a.m. until 4 p.m. and museum
guests may participate for any
length of time during those
hours.
Fee for the session is $3 per
hour per participant.
The session is presented by
Kathy Hockenberry, a Creative
Memory consultant. Those at-


tending the session can learn
how to create a scrapbook of fa-
vorite photos and memories.
The session includes the use of
cropping tools, new ideas and as-
sistance from Ms. Hockenberry
as needed.
Paper and stickers are avail-
able for purchase from the con-
sultant.
For more information, call
Ms. Hockenberry at 667-2808.
The museum is located at 109
North Kentucky Avenue in
downtown Lakeland.


Free e-file income tax assis-
tance is available through
April 15 to taxpayers with in-
come below $36,000 the
Earned Income Tax Credit (
EITC) limit.
The Polk County Financial
Education Council partnered
with the IRS Volunteer Re-
turn Preparation Program to
make the assistance available
to all Polk County residents
who quality.
People need to bring the fol-
lowing items of information to
the tax preparation location:
A photo ID card (driver's
license, etc.), including
spouse's if married filing joint.
Social Security cards for
you, your spouse if married,
and all dependents.
Correct birth dates for all
names that appear on the re-
turn.
Forms W-2 and 1099 in-
cluding spouse's, if married.
For Dependent Care
Credit bring care provider's
name, address, SSN/EIN, and
amount you paid.
For education credits
bring 1098T or 1098E and
amount paid for qualified ex-


penses.
If married and filing a
joint return, both spouses
must come to sign for elec-
tronic. filing.
Site locations include:
Florence Villa Community
Development Corporation, 111
Avenue R NE, Winter Haven
- open Monday and Saturday
9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Lakeland Housing Author-
ity, Lake Ridge Community
Center, Lakeland open
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday
from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. and Sat-
urday 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Polk Works One-Stop Cen-
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open Monday and Wednesday 1
p.m. to 5 p.m.
Polk Works One-Stop Cen-
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Winter Haven open Mon-
days, Tuesdays and Fridays 9
a.m. to 1 p.m.
CALL 1-800-829-1040 for
site locations sponsored by
AARP throughout Polk
County. AARP Volunteer sites
will prepare returns for taxpay-
ers qualifying for the Earned
Income Tax Credit regardless
of age.


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Witness Recalls 1950s Elwood North Murder Trial


By JANICE JARED
Staff Writer

Dan Moody held the undivided
attention of the Fort Meade Civic
Club members for more than one
hour, as he gave a first-hand
account of the famous 1950s
A. Elwood North murder trial,
which took place as a result of
Betty Rhoden Albritton's death.
"Never before, in 55 years,
have I broached the subject of this
case to a group. This case, if it
happened today, was one that
would hold intense public inter-
est, to match that of cases such as
Scott Peterson, Robert Blake or
Terri Schiavo," Moody said.
Before North was finally elec-
trocuted at Raiford for the mur-
der of Mrs. Albritton, his case
went to the Supreme Court twice,
first with his Tampa lawyers and
then with U.S. Senator Claude
Pepper from Miami.
Additionally, then-Florida Gov.
Charlie Johns tried unsuccessful-
ly to get the clemency board of the
State of Florida to reverse the
"guilty" verdict that was returned
by the jury
Moody said he was working at
the Standard Station for Willard
Howze and Don Langston, when
North, Fort Meade's local morti-
cian, who came in the station fre-
quently, talked him into coming to
work for him.
"My father died when I was
young. I went to work early, when
[ was in the fifth grade, selling
papers for The Tampa Tribune.
Then I went to work for the sta-
tion. I was just a teenager. Mr.
North seemed to take a particular
liking to me," Moody said. "He
told me I would never amount to
anything working for a filling sta-
tion, that I needed to learn a
trade.
"I had been making $60 a week
at the station and I went to work
for North for $15 a week. But he
gave me an apartment at the
funeral home and said I needed to
look at it like I was going to school
and learning a profession," he
said.
Moody later became a morti-
cian and the owner of Moody
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which still carries his name, even
though he sold the funeral home
and retired several years ago.
"Elwood North was a smooth
talker, very immaculate, shining
personality. He was irresistible to
most people. You would think he
was infallible," Moody said. "He
wore silk suits, cuff links, looked
like he bought a new pair of shoes
every other day, always looked
like he had just stepped out of a
band box. A gentleman in every
way, he slayed the women and
bamfoozled the men.
"He would give you anything
you wanted, treat you specialif he
liked you," Moody said.
But as charming as North
could be, Moody also remembered
a darker side to his personality.
"He had a dual personality,
especially when he would get
drunk. Working with him, I saw
times when he was angry, reck-
less, impulsive and abusive. One
night when drunk, after his wife
had taken the keys to their car
away from him, he got the keys to
the hearse.
"He scratched up the side of it,
drove out south of town to a party,
got stuck driving through a hibis-
cus hedge, and was still trying to
keep going when we got the call to
go out and get him," Moody said.
"The public never saw that side of
him."
North came from Tampa,
where he had been married to a
woman who owned a county bar
and grill.
He worked with a large funeral
home in Tampa. It was said his
wife found out he was trying to
get her property deeded to his
name and left him, Moody said.
He married a second time,
Moody remembered. He shot and
killed this pregnant wife and
their unborn child through her
stomach. He said the gun went off
accidentally while he was clean-
ing it.
Within the next five years,
North was remarried and owned
the funeral home in Fort Meade.
He later bought a funeral home in
Lake Wales.
He and his third wife and son
lived in the funeral home at Lake
Wales, while Moody and William


MR. AND MRS. Avon Elwood North, in court in Bartow. A funer-
al director in Fort Meade and Lake Wales, North was convicted of the
1951 murder of Betty Albritton, widow of his former partner in the
cattle business.


Arnold ran the funeral home in
Fort Meade.
"This drama began at
Christmas of 1950, the year I was
a senior at Fort Meade High.
School," Moody said. "What I tes-
tified about in the murder trial
was nothing in the world but
what I saw on the body when it
was brought to the funeral home,
placed on the prep table for us to
clean up. The bruises, abrasions,
cuts, marks I saw, her clothes
being completely blood soaked,
was all I could testify to. I could
not substantiate anything else."
The story begins with North as
he befriends Ira Albritton, the
husband of Betty Rhoden
Albrittonr. "
The couple owned a 3,000-acre
ranch west of Ona, which is out
from Wauchula. It was five miles
or so through gates and pastures
to get to the ranch house.
"We would all go down there
and ride horses. In December,
North and (Ira) Albritton were
down at the ranch alone, when
North came to the sheriff's office
in Wauchula and told the state's
appointed coroner that Albritton
had died of a heart attack out on
the ranch," Moody said. "They
brought him into the funeral
home and we buried him.
"There are those who believe
that North killed him also," he
said.
"Four days after we buried Mr.
Albritton, North got the state's
attorney in Wauchula to prepare
a will for Mrs. Albritton, which
said she would leave her entire
estate to him. Wouldn't you con-
sider this a bit unusual?" Moody
said.
When the attorney questioned
Mrs. Albritton, she agreed that
she wanted to leave the ranch and,
the homestead, which was
between Fort Meade and
Frostproof, to North because he
had promised to take care of her
son, Henry, who at the time was a
teenager.
"She said North told her Henry
would never want for anything as
long as he lived," Moody said.
A lot went on in the next six
months, up until June, when Mrs.
Albritton died.
During her life, she confided in
James Hobbs, a black man, who
had lived with, worked for, and
was like a son t'6ithe Albrittons.
North set it up with the
Florida Highway Patrol to take
Hobbs' driving. license, saying it
was dangerous for Hobbs to be on
the road with Mrs. Albritton.
This cut off any way Mrs.
Albritton could get down to the
ranch and see what was going on.
Several thousands of dollars
worth of livestock was sold at the
Wauchula Livestock Auction and
in Arcadia.
Several people testified that
Mrs. Albritton made the state-
ment that she was upset about
things that were going on with
the ranch and that she was about
to the point of getting Elwood
North out of her affairs and run-
ning her business herself.
It did not take long for this
news to get back"to North, Moody
said.
The prosecution presented this
as a motive for the murder: that
Mrs. Albritton had willed every-
thing to North, and he was about
to lose it.
The night the murder hap-
pened, North went to. the
Albritton homestead at about 8
p.m., Moody said.
Mrs. Albritton, James Hobbs,
the, live-in ranch hand, and her
son, Henry Albritton, were there


and had just finished having sup-
per with Mrs. Albritton's sister
and her husband. The sister and
her husband left.
North asked Hobbs and Henry
if they wanted a Coke and a candy
bar. He went to the car and got
them, gave them to Henry and
Hobbs, then gave Mrs. Albritton a
Coke and candy bar also.
He then asked them all if they
would ride to town with him to
get gas for his car, Moody said.
"When they got to town, Mrs.
Albritton became very ill, begin-
ning to throw up. She said she
had to go home. They stopped the
car twice for her to throw up on
the way back to the homeplace,"
he said. "When they got her home
and into the house, she became
worse."
Moody said Hobbs suggested
calling a doctor, and Mrs.
Albritton's son agreed.
"North told them, 'You boys get
the family Jeep, ride into town,
get Bill Arnold to bring the ambu-
lance and we'll take her to the
hospital.' Well, that meant a 12-
mile trip into town, then back to
get her, then to the hospital,"
Moody said. "He told them not to
hurry, not to speed.
"He had an Oldsmobile sitting
there at her house. She weighed
less than 100 pounds. Why did he
not just put her in the back seat of
his car, and drive her to the hos-
pital, 20 minutes away," Moody
said.
When they got back to the
home, North was standing at the
gate in front of the house, arid
reported the death to the men.
North told the men she had
gone "damn fast," repeating it
several times, Moody said.
"North told Bill Arnold, the
ambulance driver, not to worry
about the coroner or death certifi-
cate, he would take care of that
later," Moody said. "He told
Arnold to take Henry back with
him to the funeral home and he
wanted James to stay there with
him to clean the place up. There
were a lot of blood stains on the
poi'ch.
"This was where I came in,"
Moody said, "when they brought
the body in and we began our
work. We were'able to see exten-
sive bruises, scratches, abrasions
about th,:- t'a.:. ini',d ni,:.,k. Anyone
that would -iee :o nmei :re like that,
without explanation about them
being in a wreck or something,
you'd wonder what in the world
happened.
"We had a big funeral, but peo-
ple began to ask questions.
Although we had put a lot of wax
on her face and tried to cover up
the bruises, she didn't look good
at all. Her hands had gloves on
them because they were all
bruised," he said.
Mr. Albritton's brother, Morgan
Albritton, came by the funeral
home asking questions.
"North had already told us to
tell anyone asking anything that
we did not know anything,"
Moody, remembered. "North
thought he could depend on
Hobbs when he told him to get
two square pointed shovels and a
crow bar and that night they were
going to go out and dig Mrs.
Albritton up and he was going to
move her body.
"That scared Hobbs. He admit-
ted that it shook him up. He got a
pistol from somewhere and began
to carry it around," Moody said.
"North went by the cemetery on
the way to get Hobbs, and
Munsey Smith, deputy sheriff,
was there. I think by this time
they had talked to the state's


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attorney and assigned a couple of
people to investigate the case.
They wanted to make sure the
body was still there when they
wanted it.
"Munsey Smith told North why
She was there, to see to it that the
body didn't go anywhere, and
asked North why he was there.
North said he had come by to
check the flowers and everything.
"North got Henry and Hobbs
and took them to the Lake Wales
funeral home to spend the night,
perhaps because he knew they
stood a chance of being ques-
tioned with a deputy sheriff in the
area.
"It wasn't but a few days after
'that, investigators had enough
evidence to pick up North and
charge him with first degree mur-
der.
"While North was in jail, I
went to see him and told him I
would have to testify about what I
saw," Moody said. "He said, 'Don't
worry about it.'
"I had gone to work for Dukes-
Steen Funeral Home in Lakeland,
and I was shot at on the way
home from'work, so during the
trial I was placed in the witness
protection plan and hid up near
the St. Johns River," Moody said.
As the trial began, there were
testimonies from everyone estab-
lishing events leading up to and
throughout the evening when the
murder took place.
Finally, Dr. Mill, of Patterson
Laboratory in Tampa, testified
there were traces of alkaloid in
the stomach, but because the
body had been embalmed, he


could not say, with accuracy, what
chemicals were in the body prior
to the embalming process.
He said, however, the cause of
death was not poisoning, but
strangulation with blunt force to
the neck, which caused the heart
to stop beating.
"The defense attorneys did not
have many witnesses," Moody
said. "The jury came back with a
verdict of guilty and recommend-
ed the electric chair."
Within a few years after the
.murder, 37-year-old Elwood
North was electrocuted.
"There were a lot of people who
really believed North did -not do
it," Moody said.
Moody said that as far as he
knew, North never expressed any
remorse, or admitted the crime.
He said that he understood that
North blamed his lawyers right
up to the end, because they would
not let him testify in his own
behalf.
Andrew Tamplin, pastor of the
First Baptist Church of Fort
Meade, was one of those who sup-
ported North.
"He was a man whom I
thought a lot of. He was talented,
brilliant, an excellent orator was
Andrew Tamplin," Moody said. "I
believe some of North's family
convinced him to try to help them
get a new trial for North.
"Tamplin and Stanley Myer,
North's father-in-law, came to me
and asked if there was anything I
could do to change my testimony.
I told them, no.
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both got five years probation."
Moody said.
The next morning at First
Baptist Church in Fort Meade,
Tamplin got in the pulpit aid
said, "I am not going to preach the
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GIBBONS STREET Elementary received the the award to Principal Helene Daigneault and
Bartow Litter Free Campus award for March. fourth and fifth grade students. (Staff photo)
Jewell Denham and Elnora Peterson presented


Home Schooling How-To

Workshop Set for Saturday


BARTOW HIGH SCHOOL and International Baccalaureate
held the annual calendar contest on April 4. Students Aimee Deneve
and Phillip Madrid will grace the school's calendar. The contest win-
ners were judged on grades, school and community activities and in-
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BEING LED OUT IN handcuffs, convicted murderer Avon Elwood
North with sheriff's deputies. He is handcuffed to Sheriff Pat Gordon
and accompanied by Deputies Earl Carlton (front) and Floyd Ritchey
(rear).


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hosting, a day-long workshop to
orient parents with home school-
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The workshop will take place
from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the cen-
ter, in the basement classrooms
of First Christian Church, 542
South Florida Avenue, Lakeland.
Cost in advance is $25 per
person or $35 per couple; regis-
tration at the door is $35 per
person and $45 per couple.
The workshop, led by veteran
home educator Barbara Mesh,
will cover topics such as legal re-
quirements, educational ap-


North Trial


preaches, curriculum choices,
planning for success and getting
organized.
The seminar is designed for
those just beginning a home
school program or who have a
few years under their belt and
would like encouragement. To
read comments from parents
who have participated in the
past, visit
www.learningathome.com and
click on "encouraging words."
For more information or to
register, call Ms. Mesh at 676-
7577 or e-mail her at queenofe-
verything@juno.com.


Siamed To
Named To Polk Fourth Graders
Honor Society ,- _., ~_~Y .. A ,.. *


Shaunessey D. Showers,
:daughter of Steve and Glenda
Showers of Lakeland, has joined
the Alpha Lambda Delta Na-
tional Honor Society at the Uni-
:versity of Florida.
S Miss Showers,. a graduate of
Bartow High School, also has
been nominated for membership
in the National Society of Colle-
giate Scholars and was named to
the dean's list for the fall semes-
ter.

Hendrix

Named To

Dean's List

Jason Hendrix, son of Wanda
Hendrix Powell of Bartow, was
named to the honorable mention
dean's list for the 2004 fall se-
mester at Lynchburg College in
Virgiiia.
Hendrix, a graduate of Bar-
tow Senior High School, is a sen-
ior English major.

Corporate
College Sets

Classes

Polk Community College has
set a variety of classes on the
Lakeland campus.
Ethics will be offered on Fri-
day, April 22, from 10 a.m. to 1
p.m. The fee for this course is
$24.
Unlicensed Entities Engag-
ing in Insurance will be offered
on Friday, April 22, from 8 to 10
a.m. The fee for this course is
$16.
Microsoft Excel Intermedi-
ate Class Friday, April 22,
from 6 to 10 p.m., and Saturday,
April 23, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
The fee for the course is $96 and
the textbook "Excel 2002 Inter-
mediate by Course Technology"
must be purchased on the first
day of class.
Accredited Claims Adjuster
will be held on Monday through'
Thursday, April 18, 19, 20 and
21, from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. The fee
for this course is $320.
Registered Customer Serv-
' ice Representative will be offered
on Monday through Thursday,
April 18, 19, 20 andl21, from 8
a.m. to 6 p.m. The fee for this
course is $320.

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am going to preach, 'Last Night I
Fell Into the Devil's Trap,' "
Moody said.
Tamplin and his family moved
from the area.
This murder trial was studied
in university law schools for
years, and perhaps still is, Moody
said.
Moody shared five or six detec-
tive magazines from the 1950s
and numerous newspaper arti-
cles that featured the story.
In 1974. a Broadway play by
Barbara Barrow was produced by
Columbia Pictures in New York,
called the "Ballad of Dan Moody,"
based on Moody's part in the
North murder case in Central
Florida.


tiearig up iur agrl-r esL


More than 5,350 Polk County
fourth graders will learn about
the area's major agriculture com-
modities at the 17th annual
Agri-Fest.
The annual event begins Mon-
day, April 11, and runs through
Friday, April 22.
Students and their teachers-
will explore interactive exhibits
and attend hands-on workshops
each day from 9:30 a.m. to noon
on citrus, beef cattle, phosphate,
beekeeping, horticulture, for-
estry and soil and water conser-
vation.
The field trips will be held at
the Polk County Agricultural
Center at 1702 Highway 17-98
South in Bartow.
"Agriculture has a tremen-
dous economic impact on Polk


County," said John Strang,
president of Polk County Farm
Bureau. "This event is a fun, yet
educational, opportunity to teach
students about the main com-
modities produced in Polk
County."
As part of Agri-Fest, students
will squeeze oranges into juice,
search for treasures in a fossil
dig, learn about the beef indus-
try,. practice gardening tech-
niques and experience the hydro-
logical cycle.
Agri-Fest is an award-win-
ning cooperative venture be-
tween Polk County Public
Schools and the local agriculture
industry.
For more information, contact
Heather Nedley at 581-5877.


Mobile Home Owners Urged
To Apply for Hurricane Relief


Marsha Faux, Polk County's
Property Appraiser, is reminding
mobile home owners who qualify
to apply for up to $1,500 in hur-
ricane relief payments.
The owner would qualify if he
purchased a mobile home to re-
place a mobile home that suf-
fered major damage in a 2004
hurricane and the mobile home
was the permanent residence of
a permanent resident of Florida
at the time of the damage.
Applications for relief for Polk
County residents who bought re-
placement mobile homes are due
to Faux's office by May 1. The re-
lief is calculated based on state
sales tax paid on the replace-
ment mobile home.
The mobile home must be
purchased on or before May 1,
2005, the due date for the appli-
cation, in order to qualify.
The relief related to mobile
home replacement is capped at

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$15 million statewide, and indi-
vidual relief payments may be
reduced by an equal proportion
to maintain the total relief paid
out at $15 million.
Approved applicants can ex-
pect to receive payments some-
time in July 2005.
Copies of the application form
may be obtained by visiting one
of Faux's offices or from the web
site at www.polkpa,org.
For more information about
the hurricane relief program,
residents may call the Bartow of-
fice at 534-4777, the Lakeland
office at 413-2549, or the Winter
Haven office at 401-2424 or 401-
2425.
Send Your News:
The Polk County Democrat
190 S. Florida Ave.
863-533-4183
Fax 533-0402


AMANDA REECER and Brad Sipe were named Mr. and Miss
BHS at the annual calendar contest. Other winners were Carrisa
Creider, Phillip Madrid, Alison Stenger, Yaou Dou, Christa Abbot,
Jennifer Watson, Katie McNutt, Rachel Helm, Briana Leverett, Ni-
cole Joiner, Maderica Nickels, MacKenzie Mitchell, Ana Solis, Kim-
ber Wiggs, Michael Leckie, Greg Cooprider, Lance Moore, David
DeJesus, Roman Ramirez, Brian, Bingham, Joseph Freeman, Jacius
Patterson, Jarelle Williams and Nick Holland. (Photos provided)



Walkin' Buddies Selling\
Tickets For Relay Drawings


The Walkin' Buddies Bartow
Relay For Life Team is selling
tickets for drawings that will be
held at the Relay.
Tickets are $1 each, or six for
$5.
Prizes include a 27-inch
Sharp television, a Coleman tent
that sleeps six to eight people, 10
$25 Crispers gift certificates,
and miscellaneous gift items.
Tickets may be purchased


from team members Doris Bigby,
Lucia Gillett, Candy Grubbs
(captain), Karel Hammer, Betty
Hill, Lynn Johnson, Nancy Kin-
caid, Alice Preston, Connie
Smith, Elaine Strickland, and
Ann Whitehead.
Bartow's Relay For Life will
be held Friday and Saturday,
April 15-16, at Bartow Memorial
Stadium.


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(863) 375-9988
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Fri, April 8th Karaoke with-Carl-Elvis Dart Tournament every Tuesday night
Wed. April 13th & Sat. April 1th arakevery Wednesday night
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It began, "To wit, Dan Moody
was young, not too many years
older than my sister, we guessed,
and beautiful to look at. His hair
was golden and wavy in just the
right amount, not lank and flat
like James's and kinky-curly like
Ralph Gilbert's. But just right.
And his handsomeness was
princely. His features were per-
fect.
"His 'eyes piercing blue (as
best we could tell from our bal-
cony seats). He had a manner of
a hero. He was polite, but forceful
when questioned and never
wavered in his telling of what' he
had seen. He was clearly compas-
sionate for his fallen employer,
but he knew that justice must be
done, no matter what. He stood
for truth and right."


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The Polk County Democrat April 7, 2005


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN
AND FOR POLK COUNTY, FLOR-
IDA
CIVIL DIVISION
IN RE: FORFEITURE OF:
TEN THOUSAND EIGHT HUN-
DRED AND TWO AND 00/100
DOLLARS ($10,802.00) U.S.-
CURRENCY


CASE NO.: 2005CA-000488
SECTION: 08
NOTICE OF FORFEITURE
PROCEEDINGS
DENNIS HARRIS & JANIE
BURTON
14518 Bayview Court
Crystal River, Florida
AND ,;ALL OTHER PER-
SONS who claim an interest in
the above-captioned property:
Grady Judd, as Sher-
iff of Polk County, Florida, ("
Polk County Sheriff's Office"),
gives notice of forfeiture pro-
ceedings pursuant to Sections
932.701-707, Florida Statutes,
in regard to .the above-de-
scribed property ("Captioned
Property").
1. Captioned Property was
seized in or near Lakeland, in
Polk County, Florida on or
about December 10, 2004, by
the Polk County Sheriff's Office
and Captioned Property is pres-
ently in the custody of the Polk
County Sheriff's Office.
2. Any owner, entity, bona fide
lien holder, or person in posses-
sion of the property at the
time of seizure has the right to
request an adversarial prelimi-
nary hearing from the Tenth
Judicial Circuit Court to deter-
mine whether probable cause
exists to believe that Cap-
tioned Property has been or is
being used in violation of the
Florida Contraband Forfeiture
Act.
3. A Complaint seeking forfei-
ture of Captioned Property was
filed in the Circuit Court of the
Tenth Judicial Circuit in and for
Polk County on or about Janu-
ary 31,2005.
CERTIFICATE OF SERVICE
I HEREBY CERTIFY that a true
and correct copy of the forego-
ing was furnished to the ad-
dr'ssee(s) herein this 28.th day
of March, 2005.
CASSANDRA L. DENMARK, ES-
QUIRE .
Polk County Sheriff's Office
455 North Broadway
Bartow, Florida 33830
(863) 534-6294
Florida Bar #0553247
Apr. 7, 14, 2005-1178



IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR
POLK COUNTY, FLORIDA
PROBATE DIVISION
IN RE: Estate of
JEANETTE PLATT LIPHAM,
Deceased.
File No:
< 05 CP-0699
NOTICE OF ADMINISTRA-

AND NOTICE TO CREDITORS
(Testate)
The.administration of the estate
of JEANETTE PLATT LIPHAM,
deceased, whose date of death
was December 24, 2004, File
Number 05 CP-0699, 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 33830. The estate is testate
and the date of the Will and any
Codicils are May 1, 2002. The
names and addresses of the per-
sonal representative and the per-
sonal representative's attorney are
set forth below.
All interested persons on whom
a copy of this Notice of Admin-
istration is served must file any ob-
jections that challenge the validity
of the will, the qualifications of the
personal representative, venue, or
jurisdiction of this Court, by filing a
petition or other pleading request-
ing relief with this Court, in accor-
dance with the Florida Probate
Rules, WITHIN THREE MONTHS
AFTER THE DATE OF THE
SERVICE OF A COPY OF THIS
NOTICE ON THEM.
All creditors of the decedent
and other persons having claims
or demands against decedent's
estate, including unmatured, con-
tingent or unliquidated claims, on
whom a copy of this notice is
served must file their claims with
this Court WITHIN THE LATER
OF 3 MONTHS AFTER THE -
DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICA-
TION OF THIS NOTICE OR 30
DAYS AFTER THE DATE OF
SERVICE OF A COPY OF THIS
NOTICE ON THEM.
All other creditors of the dece-
dent and other persons having
claims or demands against the de-
cedent's estate, including unma-
tured, contingent and unliquidated
claims, must file their claims with
this court WITHIN 3 MONTHS AF-
TER THE DATE OF THE FIRST
PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE.
ALL CLAIMS NOT SO FILED
WILL BE'FOREVER BARRED.
NOTWITHSTANDING THE
TIME PERIODS SET FORTH
ABOVE, ANY CLAIM FILED TWO
(2) YEARS OR MOFE AFTER
THE DECEDENT'S DATE OF.
DEATH IS BARRED.
The date of the first publication
of this Notice is April 7. 2005.
Personal Representative:
JUDITH GRIMES
8635 U.S. Highway 98 North
Lakeland, Florida 33809 ,
Attorney for Personal Representa-
tive:
Richard A. Miller, Esquire
Florida Bar No: 328911
Miller, Crosby & Miller, P.A.
Post Office Box 8169
Lakeland, Florida 33802-8169
(863) 688-7038
Apr. 7, 14, 2005-1195


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF
FLORIDA, IN AND FOR POLK
COUNTY CIVIL DIVISION
MORTGAGE ELECTRONIC
REGISTRATION SYSTEMS,
INC.,
Plaintiff,
vs.
SAMMY E. ARBOGAST AND
TAMMY L. GORDON, UNITED
STATES OF AMERICA, DE-
PARTMENT OF HOUSING AND
URBAN DEVELOPMENT; TONIA
PURCELL; FLORIDA DEPART-
MENT OF REVENUE; HEART OF
FLORIDA LEGAL.AID SOCIETY,
INC. F/K/A THE HEART OF
FLORIDA LEGAL AID SOCIETY,
INC. F/K/A POLK COUNTY LE-
GAL AID SOCIETY, INC.; POLK
COUNTY, CLERK OF THE CIR-
CUIT COURT; and UNKNOWN
TENANTS/OWNERS,
Defendants.
Case No.:
53'2004 CA 003930
Division: 04
NOTICE OF SALE
Notice is hereby given, pursu-
ant to Final Judgment of Foreclo-
sure for Plaintiff entered in this
cause, on March 18, 2005, in the
Circuit Court of Polk County, Flor-
ida, I will sell the property situated
in Polk County, Florida, described
as:
LOTS 78, 79, 80, 81 AND 82,
UNRECORDED MOBILE HOME
VILLAGE DESCRIBED AS: THE
EAST 100 FEET OF THE NE 1/4
OF THE NW 1/4 OF SECTION 21,
TOWNSHIP 28 SOUTH, RANGE
25 EAST, POLK COUNTY, FLOR-
IDA, LESS AND EXCEPT THE
SOUTH 1175 FEET THEREOF.
commonly, known as 2401
Stanton Street, at public sale,
to the highest and best bidder,
for cash, in the East Corridor of
the first floor of the Polk
County Courthouse, in Bartow,
Florida, at 9:00 a.m., on April
22. 2005.
All sales are to be held at the east
end of the east corridor, first floor,
of the Polk County Courthouse lo-
cated at 255 North Broadway Ave-
nue, Bartow, Florida. Please note
that the main entrance is located
on Church Street. No entry is pos-
sible from Broadway Avenue. In
the event any temporary change is
necessary, the Clerk will post a "
Notice of Change" at the sale loca-
tion directing the bidders to the
temporary sale location.
If you are a person with disabilities
who needs any accommodation in
order to participate in this pro-
ceeding, you are entitled at no
cost to you, to the provision of cer-
tain assistance. Please contact the
Office of the Court Administrator,
(863) 534-4690, within two (2)
working days of your receipt of this
notice; if you are hearing or voice
impaired, call TDD (863) 534-7777
or Florida Relay Services 711.
Dated this 1jlh day of March.

Clerk of the Circuit Court
By: /s/ Yvette Johnson
Deputy Clerk
(SEAL)
Apr. 7,14, 2005-1167






IN THE CIRCUIT COURT
FOR POLK COUNTY,
FLORIDA
PROBATE DIVISION
IN RE: ESTATE OF
BERT C. NEFF,
Deceased.
FILE NO.
05CP-0691
NOTICE TO CREDITORS
The administration of the es-
tate of BERT C. NEFF, de-
ceased, whose date of death
was November 18, 2004, and
whose Social Security Number
is 295-16-3676, 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 33830-
9000. The names and address
of the personal representative
and the personal representa-
tive's attorney are set forth
below.
All creditors of the decedent
and other persons having
claims or demands against de-
cedent's estate, on whom a
copy of this notice has been
served must file their claims
with this court WITHIN THE
LATER OF 3 MONTHS AFTER
THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLI-
CATION OF THIS NOTICE OR 30
DAYS AFTER THE TJME OF
SERVICE OF A COPY OF THIS
NOTICE ON THEM.
All other creditors of the dece-
dent and other persons having
claims or demands against de-
cedent's estate, must file their
claims with this court WITHIN 3
MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF
THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF
THIS NOTICE.
ALL CLAIMS NOT SO FILED
WILL BE FOREVER BARRED.
NOTWITHSTANDING THE'
TIME 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 April 7. 2005.
Personal Representatives:
Molly Lou Sprague
Post Office Box 184
Harrisburg, OH 43126-
0184
Attorney for Personal Repre-
sentatives:
Rex P. Cowan
Attorney
Florida Bar No. 187748
Rex P. Cowan
Post Office Box 857
Winter Haven, FL 33882-0857
Telephone: (863) 294-9433
Apr. 7, 14, 2005-1181


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR
POLK COUNTY, FLORIDA PRO-
BATE DIVISION
IN RE: ESTATE OF
ESTHER KAREN KESLER,
Deceased.
File No.
05-CP-0510
NOTICE TO CREDITORS
The administration of the estate
of ESTHER KAREN KESLER, de-
ceased, whose date of death was
January 8, 2005, and whose So-
cial Security Number is 476-05-
2180, is pending in the Circuit
Court for Polk County, Florida,
Probate Division, the address of
which is P.O. Box 9000, Drawer
CC-4, Bartow, Florida 33830. 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 witthis court WITHIN
THE LATER OF 3 MONTHS AF-
TER THE DATE OF THE FIRST
PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE
OR 30 DAYS AFTER THE DATE
OF SERVICE OF A COPY OF
THIS NOTICE ON THEM.
All other creditors of the dece-
dent and other persons having
claims or demands against the de-
cedent's estate, must file their
claims with this court WITHIN 3
MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF
THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF
THIS NOTICE.
ALL CLAIMS NOT SO FILED
WILL BE FOREVER BARRED.
NOTWITHSTANDING THE
TIME PERIODS SET FORTH
ABOVE, ANY CLAIM FILED TWO
(2) YEARS OR MORE AFTER
THE DECEDENT'S DATE OF
DEATH IS BARRED.
THE DATE OF FIRST PUBLI-
CATION OF THIS NOTICE IS:
April 7, 2005.
Personal Representative:
Ruth O. Englund
44 Lakeview Avenue
Falmouth, MA 02540
Attorney for Personal Representa-
tive:
.James P. Hahn
Attorney
Florida Bar No. 021756
HAHN, McCLURG, WATSON,
GRIFFITH & BUSH
P.O. Box 38
Lakeland, FL 33802
Telephone: 863/688-7747
Apr. 7, 14, 2005-1193


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF
THE STATE OF FLORIDA, IN
AND FOR POLK COUNTY
JAREDS LAND COMPANY, LLC.,
A FLORIDA LIMITED LIABILITY
COMPANY
Plaintiffs,
VS.
JORGE G. CORONA, JOAN D.
VASQUEZ ALSO POSSIBLY
KNOWN AS JOAN GREEN, DE-
CEASED, AND THE HEIRS AND
BENEFICIARIES OF JOAN D.
VASQUEZ, DECEASED, AND
FLOYD GREEN, AND OTHER
UNKNOWN PARTIES, INCLUD-
ING THE UNKNOWN SPOUSE
OF ANY TITLE HOLDER IN POS-
SESSION THE PROPERTY, AND
IF A NAMED DEFENDANT IS DE-
CEASED OR DISSOLVED,
THEIR UNKNOWN SURVIVING
SPOUSE, HEIRS, DEVISEES,
GRANTEES, CREDITORS,
TRUSTEES ASSIGNS OR SUC-
CESSORS IN INTEREST, AND
ALL OTHER PARTIES CLAIMING
BY, THROUGH, UNDER OR
AGAINST THAT DEFENDANT;
AND ALL UNKNOWN NATURAL
PERSONS IF ALIVE, AND IF
DEAD OR NOT KNOWN TO BE
DEAD OR ALIVE, THEIR SEV-
ERAL AND RESPECTIVE UN-
KNOWN SPOUSE, HEIRS,
GRANTEES, AND CREDITORS,
TRUSTEES OR OTHER PAR-
TIES CLAIMING BY, THROUGH
OR UNDER THOSE UNKNOWN
NATURAL PERSONS; AND, THE
SEVERAL AND RESPECTIVE
UNKNOWN ASSIGNS, SUCCES-
SORS IN INTEREST, LIENORS,
TRUSTEES'OR ANY OTHER
PERSON CLAIMING BY,
THROUGH, UNDER OR
AGAINST ANY CORPORATION
OR OTHER LEGAL ENTITY
NAMED AS A DEFENDANT
WHETHER SAID DEFENDANT
'BE ACTIVE OR DISSOLVED;
AND ALL CLAIMANTS, PER-
SONS OR PARTIES NATURAL
OR CORPORATE OR WHOSE
EXACT LEGAL STATUS IS UN-
KNOWN CLAIMING UNDER ANY
OF THE ABOVE NAMED OR DE-
SCRIBED DEFENDANTS OR
PARTIES OR CLAIMING TO
HAVE RIGHT, TITLE OR INTER-
EST IN AND TO THE LANDS
HEREAFTER DESCRIBED, AND
POLK COUNTY, FLORIDA,
,BOARD OF COUNTY COMMIS-
SIONERS, A POLITICAL SUBDI-
VISION OF THE STATE OF
FLORIDA, RICHARD M. WEISS,
CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT
COURT IN AND FOR POLK
COUNTY, FLORIDA
Defendants
Case No.
53-2005CA-0846
NOTICE OF ACTION
TO: JORGE G. CORONA, JOAN
D. VASQUEZ ALSO POSSIBLY
KNOWN AS JOAN GREEN, DE-
CEASED, AND THE HEIRS AND
BENEFICIARIES OF JOAN D.
VASQUEZ, DECEASED, AND
FLOYD GREEN, AND OTHER
UNKNOWN PARTIES, INCLUD-
ING THE UNKNOWN SPOUSE
OF ANY TITLE HOLDER IN POS-
SESSION THE PROPERTY, AND
IF A NAMED DEFENDANT IS DE-
CEASED OR DISSOLVED,
THEIR UNKNOWN SURVIVING
SPOUSE, HEIRS, DEVISEES,
GRANTEES, CREDITORS,
TRUSTEES ASSIGNS OR SUC-
CESSORS IN INTEREST, AND
ALL OTHER PARTIES CLAIMING


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cash at Polk County Courthouse
East Corridor, 255 N. Broadway,
Bartow, FI, at 09:00 AM on Aril
21. 2005, the following described
property as set forth in said Final
Judgment, to wit:
LOT 77, LAKE THOMAS
WOODS THIRD ADDITION,
ACCORDING TO THE PLAT
THEREOF, AS RECORDED IN
PLAT BOOK 71, AT PAGE
34, 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


BY, THROUGH, UNDER OR
AGAINST THAT DEFENDANT;
AND ALL UNKNOWN NATURAL
PERSONS IF ALIVE, AND IF
DEAD OR NOT KNOWN TO BE
DEAD OR ALIVE, THEIR SEV-
ERAL AND RESPECTIVE UN-
KNOWN SPOUSE, HEIRS,
GRANTEES, AND CREDITORS,
TRUSTEES OR OTHER PAR-
TIES CLAIMING BY, THROUGH
OR UNDER THOSE UNKNOWN
NATURAL PERSONS; AND, THE
SEVERAL AND RESPECTIVE
UNKNOWN ASSIGNS, SUCCES-
SORS IN INTEREST, LIENORS,
TRUSTEES OR ANY OTHER
PERSON CLAIMING BY,
THROUGH, UNDER OR
AGAINST ANY CORPORATION
OR OTHER LEGAL ENTITY
NAMED AS A'.DEFENDANT
WHETHER SAID DEFENDANT
BE ACTIVE OR DISSOLVED;
AND ALL CLAIMANTS, PER-
SONS OR PARTIES NATURAL
OR CORPORATE OR WHOSE
EXACT LEGAL STATUS IS UN-
KNOWN CLAIMING UNDER ANY
OF THE ABOVE NAMED OR DE-
SCRIBED DEFENDANTS OR
PARTIES OR CLAIMING TO
HAVE RIGHT, TITLE OR INTER-
EST IN AND TO THE LANDS
HEREAFTER DESCRIBED
YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an
action to quiet the title to the fol-
lowing property in Polk County,
Florida:
WAHNETA FARMS PB 1 PGS
82A & 82B LOT 251 BEG SW
COR OF S 1/2 RUN E 105 FT TO
POB RUN N 123 FT E 100-FT S
123 FT W 100 TO POB LESS S
25 FT FOR RD R/W TOGETHER
WITH A 1984 SHOW, BODY HS,
DOUBLEWIDE ID#
SHS1WGA30834199A AND
SHS1WGA30834199AB AND TI-
TLE NUMBER 18072381 AND
18072380,
ALSO DESCRIBED AS:
BEGINNING AT THE SOUTH-
WEST CORNER OF THE SOUTH
HALF OF LOT 251, WAHNETA
FARMS, RECORDED IN PLAT'
BOOK 1, PAGE 82, PUBLIC RE-
CORDS OF POLK COUNTY,
FLORIDA, RUN EAST 105 FEET
TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING,
THENCE RUN NORTH 123
FEET, THENCE EAST 100 FEET,
THENCE SOUTH 123 FEET,
THENCE WEST 100 FEET TO
THE POINT OF BEGINNING,
LESS AND EXCEPT THE SOUTH
25 FEET, POLK COUNTY, FLOR-
IDA, TOGETHER WITH A 1984
SHOW, BODY HS, DOUBLE-
WIDE ID#SHS1WGA30834199A
AND SHS1WGA30834199AB
AND TITLE NUMBER 18072381
AND 18072380.
has been filed against you and
you are required to serve a copy
of your written defenses, if any, to
it on Cheri Johnson Wright, Plain-
tiff's attorney, whose address is
290 First Street, South, Winter Ha-
ven, Florida 33880-3271, on or be-
fore May 9, 2005, and file the
original 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 or petition.'
In accordance with the Americans
With Disabilities Act, persons with
disabilities needing a special ac-
commodation to participate in this
proceeding should contact the
Court Administration at Post Office
Box 9000, Polk County Court-
house,, Bartow, Florida, Tele-
phoned number is (863) 534-4000;
no later than seven (7) days prior
to the proceedings. If hearing im-
paired, (TDD) 863/534-7777 or 1-
800-955-8771 or voice (v) 1-800-
955-8770 via Florida Relay Serv-
ice.
WITNESS my hand and the
seal of this Court on April 4, 2005.
RICHARD M. WEISS
Clerk of the Court
By: /s/ Valerie Neal
As Deputy Clerk
(COURT SEAL)
Apr. 7, 14, 21, 28, 2005-1211


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF
FLORIDA IN AND FOR POLK
COUNTY
WACHOVIA BANK, NA, AS
TRUSTEE, SUCCESSOR BY
MERGER TO FIRST UNION NA-
TIONAL BANK,
Plaintiff,
vs.
GARY L. CULPEPPER; DAWN H.
CULPEPPER; CITIFINANCIAL
MORTGAGE COMPANY, INC.,
F/K/A FORD CONSUMER FI-
NANCE COMPANY, INC.;
PRIMUS AUTOMOTIVE FINAN-
CIAL SERVICES, INC., F/K/A MA-
RINE MIDLAND AUTOMOTIVE
FINANCIAL CORPORATION;
MONOGRAM CREDIT CARD
COMPANY OF GEORGIA; _
UNKNOWN TENANT #1; __
UNKNOWN TENANT #2,
Defendants.
CASE NO.
53-2002CA-005178-WH
NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE
SALE
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN
pursuant to a Final Judgment of
Foreclosure dated September 24
2003, and entered in Case No. 53-
2002CA-005178-WH, of the Cir-
cuit Court of the Tenth Judicial Cir-
cuit in and for Polk County, Flor-
ida, wherein WACHOVIA BANK,
NA, AS TRUSTEE, SUCCESSOR
BY MERGER TO FIRST UNION
NATIONAL BANK, is a Plaintiff,
and GARY L. CULPEPPER;
DAWN H. CULPEPPER; CITIFI-
NANCIAL MORTGAGE COM-
PANY, INC., F/K/A FORD CON-
SUMER FINANCE COMPANY,
INC.; PRIMUS AUTOMOTIVE FI-
NANCIAL SERVICES, INC., F/K/A
MARINE MIDLAND AUTOMO-
TIVE FINANCIAL CORPORA-
TION; MONOGRAM CREDIT
CARD COMPANY OF GEORGIA;
___, UNKNOWN TENANT #1;
___ UNKNOWN TENANT #2,
are the Defendants. I will sell to
the highest and best bidder for


has been filed against you, ROY
L. WIMP, JR. A/K/A ROY L.
WIMP, and you are required to
serve a copy of your written de-
fenses, if any to it, on the Plaintiff's
attorney, whose name and ad-
dress is ENRICO G. GONZALEZ,
P.A., 6255 East Fowler Avenue,
Temple Terrace, Florida 33617,
and file the original with the Clerk
of the above-styled Court, on or
before May 9, 2005, otherwise, a
judgment may be entered against
you for the relief demanded in the
Complaint or Petition.
WITNESS my hand and the seal
of said Court on March 31, 2005.
RICHARD M. WEISS
Clerk of the Circuit Court
By: /s/ Lori Armijo
Deputy Clerk
(Court Seal)
Apr. 7, 14, 2005-1191


necessary, the Clerk will post a "
Notice of Change" at the sale loca-
tion directing the bidders to the
temporary sale location.
If you are a person with disabilities
who needs any accommodation in
order to participate in this pro-
ceeding, you are entitled at no
cost to you, to the provision of cer-
tain assistance. Please contact the
Office of the Court Administrator,
(863) 534-4690, within two (2)
working days of your receipt of this
notice; if you are hearing or voice
impaired, call TDD (863) 534-7777
or Florida Relay Services 711.
RICHARD M. WEISS
As Clerk of the Court
By: /s/ Yvette Johnson
As Deputy Clerk
(Seal)
Apr. 7, 14, 2005-1166


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF
POLK COUNTY, FLORIDA PRO-
BATE DIVISION
IN RE: ESTATE OF
ROY H. GALLEMORE, aka
ROY HOLLAND GALLEMORE,
DECEASED.
FILE NUMBER
05CP-0698
NOTICE TO CREDITORS AND
NOTICE OF ADMINISTRA-
TION
(Testate)
The administration of the Estate
of Roy H. Gallemore, deceased,
File Number 05CP-0698 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,
Florida 33831-9000. The estate is
testate and the date of the dece-
dent's Will is April 4, 2003. The
names and addresses of the Per-
sonal Representative and the Per-
sonal Representative's attorney
are set forth below.
All interested persons on whom
a copy of this Notice of Admin-
istration is served must file any ob-
jections that challenge the validity
of the will, the qualifications of the
personal representative, venue, or
jurisdiction of this Court, by filing a
petition or other pleading request-
ing relief with this Court, in accor-
dance with the Florida Probate
Rules, WITHIN THREE MONTHS
AFTER THE DATE OF 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 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 OBJECTIONS NOT SO
FILED WILL BE FOREVER
BARRED.
The date of the first publication
of this Notice is April 7, 2005.
Personal Representative:
Michael H. Gallemore
15072 Cape Lane #25
Orlando, FL 32831-2510
Attorney for Personal Representa-
tive:
Donald H. Wilson, Jr., Esquire
Boswell & Dunlap, LLP
Post Office Drawer 30
Bartow, Florida 33831
(863) 533-7117
Florida Bar No. 222208
Apr. 7, 14, 2005-1207




IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF
THE STATE OF FLORIDA, IN
AND FOR POLK 'COUNTY,
FLORIDA CIVIL ACTION
BENEFICIAL FLORIDA, INC.,
Plaintiff
v.
ROY L. WIMP, JR. A/K/A ROY L.
WIMP; KELEIGH A. WIMP A/K/A
KELEIGH WIMP; DISCOVERY
MARKETING AND DISTRIBUT-
ING, INC.; and UNKNOWN OC-
CUPANTS, TENANTS, OWNERS,
AND OTHER UNKNOWN PAR-
TIES, including, if a named defen-
dant is deceased, the personal
representatives, the surviving
spouse, heirs, devisees, grantees,
creditors, and all other parties
claiming by, through, under or
against that defendant, and the
several and respective unknown
assigns, successors in interest,
trustees or other persons claiming
by, through, under or against any
corporation or other legal entity
named as a defendant, and all
claimants, persons or parties,
natural or corporate, or whose ex-
act legal status is unknown, claim-
ing under any of the above named
or described defendants,
Defendant(s).
CASE NO.:
53-2004-CA-002931
NOTICE OF SUIT-PROPERTY
TO: ROY L. WIMP, JR. A/K/A
ROY L. WIMP
Mailing Address: Unknown
Residence: Unknown
YOU ARE HEREBY NOTIFIED
that an action to foreclose a mort-
gage on the following property in
Polk County, Florida:
LOT 17, COUNTRY OAKS
ESTATES, UNIT NUMBER
FOUR, ACCORDING TO THE
PLAT THERE AS RE-
CORDED IN PLAT BOOK,71.,
PAGE 49, OF THE PUBLIC
RECORDS OF POLK
COUNTY, FLORIDA.


thereof lying North of: Begin at
a point 210 feet North of the
SW corner of the NE 1/4 of the
SW 1/4 of the NE 1/4, West of
the Railroad, Section 34,
Township 26 South, Range 27
East, run thence West to high-
way; and
Begin 210 feet North of the
SW corner of the W 1/2 of NE
1/4 of SW 1/4 of NE 1/4 of
Section 34, Township 26
South, Range 27 East, and
thence run parallel with the
Old Dixie Highway, North 120
feet; thence East to Railroad
right-of-way; thence run South
along Railroad right-of-way
120 feet; thence run West to
point of beginning; being part
of said W 1/2 of NE 1/4 of SW
1/4 of NE 1/4 of Section 34,
Township 26 South, Range 27
East; and


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
10TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF
FLORIDA, IN AND FOR POLK
COUNTY
WELLS FARGO BANK, NA-
TIONAL ASSOCIATION, SUCCES-
SOR BY MERGER TO WELLS
FARGO HOME MORTGAGE, INC.,
PLAINTIFF,
-vs-
CURTIS C. PAMCAKE, et al.,
DEFENDANTS.
CASE NO.: 2004CA-5102
NOTICE OF SALE
Notice is hereby given pursuant
to a final judgment entered in
the above entitled cause in the
Circuit Court in Polk County,
Florida, I will sell the situate in
Polk County, Florida, described
as:
LOT 137, AND 1/72 UN-
DIVIDED INTEREST IN
TRACT A, ROLLINGLEN
PHASE THREE, ACCORD-
ING TO THE MAP OR
PLAT THEREOF AS RE-
CORDED IN PLAT BOOK
81, PAGE 19, OF THE
PUBLIC RECORbS OF
POLK COUNTY, FLORIDA.
TOGETHER WITH 1997
DOUBLE WIDE MOBILE
HOME VIN#'S
FLA14610950 A and
FLA14610950 B.
at public sale, to the highest
and best bidder for cash, at the
East Corridor, First Floor, Polk
County Courthouse, 255 North
Broadway, Polk County, in Bar-
tow, Florida, at 9:00 A.M. on
the 22nd day of APRIL, 2005.
All sales are to be held at the
east end of the east corridor,
first floor, of 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 Chance" at the sale lo-
cation directing the bidders to
the temporary sale location.
If you are a person with disabili-
ties who needs any accommo-
dation in order to participate in
this proceeding, you are enti-
tled at no cost to you, to the
provision of certain assistance.
Please contact the Office of
the Court Administrator, (863)
534-4690, within two (2)
working days of your receipt of
this notice; if you are hearing
or voice impaired, call TDD
(863) 534-7777 or Florida Re-
lay Services 711.
RICHARD W. WEISS
CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT
POLK County, Florida
By: /s/ Yvette Johnson
Deputy Clerk
(Seal)
Apr. 7, 14, 2005-1168

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
10TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN
AND FOR POLK COUNTY,
FLORIDA GENERAL JURISDIC-
TION DIVISION
CLIFFORD D. JORDAN,
PLAINTIFF,
VS.
DAVENPORT MOBILE HOME
PARK, INC.; EARL KILIC; GUL-
HAN KILIC and ASHISH KAPA-
DIA,
DEFENDANTSS.
CASE NO.:
53-2004-CA-004443
NOTICE OF
FORECLOSURE SALE
NOTICE is hereby given that
the undersigned Clerk of the Cir-
cuit Court of Polk County, Florida,
will, on the 22nd day of April,
2005, at 9:00 A.M., at the Polk
County Courthouse, 255 Broad-
way, East Corridor, First Floor,
Bartow, Florida offer for sale and
sell at public outcry to the highest
and best bidder for cash, the fol-
lowing described property situated.
in POLK County, Florida:
Legal Description for Old Dixie
Mobile Park, Inc.
Parcel A:
All of Lot 29, Block L, OAK
PARK SUBDIVISION, Plat
Book 22, Page 2, Public Re-
cords of Polk County, Florida
together with all that land lying
east of said Lot 29, Block L,
and westerly of the following
described parcel:
Begin 210 feet North of the
SW corner of the W 1/2 of the
NE 1/4 of SW 1/4 of NE 1/4 of
Section 34, Township 26
South, Range 27 East, and
thence run parallel with the
Old Dixie Highway, North 120
feet; thence East to railroad
right-of-way; thence run South
along railroad right-of-way 120
feet; thence run West to point
of beginning; being part of said
W 1/2 of NE 1/4 of SW 1/4 of
NE 1/4 of Section 334, Town-
ship 26 South, Range 27 East.
Parcel B:
Lot 26 and 27, Block G and
the North 13 feet of Lot 28 and
beginning at the SE corner of
Lot 38, Block F, run West
198.6 feet thence South 50
feet, thence East 188.4 feet,
thence northeasterly to the
Point of Beginning. All in Oak
Park Subdivision, as recorded
in Plat Book 22, Page 2, Pub-
lic Records of Polk County,
Florida.
Parcel C:
That part of the NE 1/4 of the
SW 1/4 of the NE 1/4 of Sec-
tion 34, Township 26 South,
Range 27 East, lying West of
the right-of-way of the Atlantic
Coastline Railroad, Less the
South 330 feet thereof, situ-
ated in Davenport, Polk
County, Florida.
Parcel D:
Lots 27, 28 and 29, Block L,
OAK PARK SUBDIVISION, re-
corded in Plat Book 22, Page
2, Public Records of Polk
County, Florida, Less that part


(863) 534-4690, within two
(2) working days of your re-
ceipt of this notice; if you are
hearing or voice impaired, call
(TDD) (863) 534-7777, or
Florida Relay Service 711.
RICHARD M. WEISS
CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT
COURT
By: /s/ Yvette Johnson
Deputy Clerk
(Court Seal)
Apr. 7, 14, 2005-1170





People in the Know
In Bartow
Read The Democrat


The South 210 feet of the NE
1/4 of the SW 1/4 of the NE
1/4, West of the Railroad, Sec-
tion 34, Township 26 South,
Range 27 East.
Parcel E:
The East 100 feet of the West
.125 feet of the South 150 feet
of the North 725 feet and the
East 100 feet of the West 225
feet of the South 70 feet of the
North 690 feet of the SW 1/4
of Section 17, Township 29
South, Range 26 East, Polk
County, Florida; also known as
Lots 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 208,
117 and 118 Green Acres, an
unrecorded subdivision: Also
The East 100 feet of the West
125 feet of the South 50 feet
of the North 775 feet of the
SW 1/4 of Section 17, Town-
ship 29 South, Range 26 East,
Polk County, Florida a/k/a Lots
29 and 30 of Green Acres, an
unrecorded subdivision; also
The South 70 feet of the North
760 feet of the East 100 feet of
the west 225 feet of the SW
1/4 of Section 17, Township
29 South, Range 26 East, Polk
County, Florida a/k/a Lots 119
and 120 of Green Acres, an
unrecorded subdivision.
Parcel F:
Part of a survey of the S 1/2 of
the NW 1/4 of NE 1/4 of Sec-
tion 34, Township 26 South,
Raige 27 East, of Polk
County, Florida, lying West of
A.C.L. Railroad right-of-way,
described as follows:
Starting at the concrete
marker in the SE'corner ad-
joining the West side of the
A.C.L.R.R. right-of-way, as a
point of beginning; thence run-
ning Northeasterly 260.61 feet
along said railroad right-of-
way; thence running West
245.90 feet to State Road 547
right-of-way; thence running
Southwesterly 254.25 feet
along said state Road 547
right-of-way thence running
East 219.43 feet to A.C.L.R.R.
right-of-way, and the point of
beginning.
Includes the following mobile
homes:
Parcel C:
1971 Star Mobile Home-ID
GA31M011376
1967 Star Mobile Home- ID
FFM FXMF04456
1961 Roycraft Mobile Home-
ID 17291
1969 Fleetwood Mobile Home-
ID DL8M2S10098
1962 New Moon Mobile
Home- ID 1201050
1966 Staton Mobile Home- ID
FFSEXCMG1234
1968 Sher Mobile Home- ID
1680
1960 Peerless Mobile Home-
ID 4860GS
1960 Villager Mobile Home- ID
11101
1971 Masterpiece Mobile
Home- ID 1788
1973 Madrid Mobile Home- ID
D373265S2848
1972 Hillcrest Mobile Home-
ID HF4277F
Parcel D: Includes 2 double
wide trailers- no ID
Parcel F:
1961 Marl Mobile Home-ID
G136X531
1973 Shef Mobile Home-ID
264SA2LAF3787
1971 Star Mobile Home- ID
GA31MO11777
1986 Sand Mobile Home- ID.
LFLSP1AG217011755
1964 Gulf Mobile Home- ID
G254FD820
1962 Roycraft Mobile Home-
ID F461
1965 Pace Mobile Home- ID
6149
1971 King Mobile Home- ID
0605
Parcel F:
1961 Magnolia Mobile Home-
ID EV4515908 (replaced by
1971 Kingswood# P552902-
no title)
1970 Buddy Mobile Home- ID
BF3316D
1958 Marlette Mobile Home-ID
246X1360
1971 Jamison Mobile Home-
ID 44121539
1958 Glider Mobile Home- ID
4620560918
1974 Covington Mobile Home-
ID GZF9052
1964 Liberty Mobile Home- ID
38833
1961 Richardson Mobile
Home- ID 145AFKC7426 (re-
placed by 1970 Champion#
060966334T- no title)
1969 Fleetwood Mobile Home-
ID 089MS10491
1967 Embassy Mobile Home-
ID E6412FRN2B2138
1965 Valiant Mobile Home- ID
44GV60610
1964 Frontier Mobile Home-
ID 4509832
1966 Grayvelle Mobile Home-
ID GT850
1970 Homette Mobile Home-
ID MF2154D
pursuant to the Final Judgment.
entered in a case pending is
said Court, the style of which is
indicated above.
WITNESS my hand and official
seal of said Court this 21st day of
March, 2005.
All sales are to be held at the east
end of the east corridor, first floor,
of the Polk County Courthouse, lo-
cated at 255 North Broadway Ave-
nue, Bartow, Florida. Please note
that the main entrance is located
on Church Street. No entry is pos-
sible from Broadway Avenue. In
the event any temporary change
of location is necessary, the Clerk
will post a "Notice of Change" at
the sale location directing the bid-
ders to the temporary sale loca-
tion.
If you are a person with a dis-
ability who needs any accom-
modation in order to partici-
pate in this proceeding, you are
entitled, at no cost to you, to
the provision of certain assis-
tance. Please contact the Of-
fice of the Court Administrator,


Sell Your Old Stuff!
Clean out your closets
then sell all those
unwanted items in the
classified.
The Polk County Democrat
190 S. Florida Ave. Bartow, FL 33830
533-4183 *
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25 W. Broadway Ft Meade, FL 33841
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IN THE CIRCUIT COURT IN AND
FOR POLK COUNTY, FLORIDA
GreenPoint Credit, LLC, as
authorized servicing agent for
BankAmerica Housing Services, a
division of Bank of America, FSB,
a corporation,
Plaintiff,
vs.
Frances V. Gainey, Royce G.
Gainey, IF LIVING, AND IF DE-
CEASED, THEIR UNKNOWN
SPOUSES, HEIRS, DEVISEES,
GRANTEES, CREDITORS, AND
ALL OTHER PARTIES CLAIMING
BY, THROUGH, UNDER OR
AGAINST THEM; LAKELAND RE-
GIONAL MEDICAL CENTER;
JOHN DOE AND JANE DOE AND
ANY OTHER PERSONS) IN
POSSESSION OF THE SUBJECT
REAL PROPERTY WHOSE REAL
NAMES ARE UNCERTAIN,
Defendants.
CASE NO.:
2004-CA-003788
DIVISION: Section 07
NOTICE OF SALE
Notice is hereby given that, pur-
suant to an order or a final judg-
ment of foreclosure entered in the
above-captioned action, I will sell
the property situated in Polk
County, Florida, described as:
Lot 255 of COUNTRY VIEW
ESTATES PHASE 3A, accord-
ing to the map or plat thereof
recorded in Plat Book 101,
Pages 31 through 37, inclu-
sive, of the Public Records of
Polk County, Florida.
INCLUDING the following
Manufactured Home: 1997
Redman Limited 16 x 66, Se-
rial Number: FLA14611912.
at public sale, to the highest and
best bidder for cash, at the east
end of the east corridor, first floor,
of the Polk County Courthouse lo-
cated at 255 N. Broadway Ave-
nue, Bartow, Florida, at 9:00 a.m.
on April 22, 2005.
If you are a person with a disability
who needs any accommodation in
order to participate in this pro-
ceeding, you are entitled, at no
cost to you, to the provision of cer-
tain assistance. Please contact the
Office of the Court Administrator,
(863) 534-4690, within two (2)
working days of your receipt of this
notice of hearing; if you are hear-
ing or voice impaired, call TDD
(863) 534-7777 or Florida Relay
Service (800) 955-8770.
Dated this 21st day. of March.
2005.
RICHARD M. WEISS
AS CLERK OF THE COURT
By: /s/ Yvette Johnson
Deputy Clerk
(Seal)
Apr. 7, 14, 2005-1172


NOTICE OF PUBLIC SALE
AUTOBODY RESURRECTION
CENTER, INC. gives Notice of
Foreclosure of Lien and intent
to sell vehicles pursuant to
subsection 713.78 of the Flor-
ida Statutes that on 04/25/
2005, 8:00 am at 1203
GEORGE JENKINS BLVD LAKE-
LAND, FL 33815-1365. AUTO-
BODY RESURRECTION CENTER,
INC. reserves the right to ac-
cept or reject any and/or all
bids.
VIN# 0W84F600826
1980 LINCOLN
VIN# 1FAPP9895KW313598
1989 FORD
VIN# 1ZVPT21 U1 L5121286
1990 FORD
VIN# 1 G1BN53E2MW170483
1991 CHEVROLET
VIN# JN1 EB36C2NU102020
1992 NISSAN'
VIN# 2FACP74WXNX101304
1992 FORD
VIN# 1G8ZK8578RZ308459
1994 SATURN
VIN# 1G1JC1243X7240445
1999 CHEVROLET
VIN# WAUED28D8XA267319
1999 AUDI
Apr. 7, 2005-1218


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN
AND FOR POLK COUNTY,
FLORIDA
IN RE: THE MARRIAGE OF
DOLORES MARIE WOODHALL,
Wife
and
RICHARD DANIEL WOODHALL,
.JR.,
Husband.
NOTICE OF ACTION DIS-
SOLUTION OF MARRIAGE
CASE NO.: 53-2005DR-
002507-0000-LK
SECTION: 2
TO: RICHARD DANIEL WOOD-
HALL, JR.
Last Known Address:
113 Jackson Street
Wilmington, IL 60481
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
April21. 2005. 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
THIS HEARING CONSTITUTES
GROUNDS UPON WHICH THE
COURT SHALL END ANY PA-
RENTAL RIGHTS YOU MAY
HAVE REGARDING THE MINOR
CHILD.
Dated this 17th day of March,
2005.
RICHARD M. WEISS
Clerk of the Courts
BY: /s/ Diane Coleman
Deputy Clerk
(Court Seal)
Mar. 31, Apr. 7,14, 21, 2005-1119


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IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN
AND FOR POLK COUNTY,
FLORIDA
PRINSBURG STATE BANK,
Plaintiff
vs.
RUTH M. MARQUIS; DANIEL R.
MARQUIS a/k/a DAN R. MAR-
QUIS; GE CAPITAL.FINANCIAL,
INC.; RLI INSURANCE COM-
PANY, and UNKNOWN TEN-
ANTS/OWNERS,
Defendants.
CASE NO:
2004-CA-3083
Division: 8
NOTICE OF SALE
Notice is hereby given, pursu-
ant to the Order of Summary
Judgment of Foreclosure in this
cause, in the Circuit Court of Polk
County, Florida, I will sell the prop-
erty situated in Polk County, Flor-
ida described as:
The North 300 feet of the
South 640 feet of the West.
150 feet of the East 802.33
feet of the Southeast 1/4 of
the Northeast 1/4 of Section
32, Township 28 South,
Range 26 East, Polk County,
Florida.
AND
The North 200 feet of the
South 640 feet of the West
175 feet of the East 977.33
feet of the Southeast 1/4 of
the Northeast 1/4 of Section
32, Township 28 South,
Range 26 East, Polk County,
Florida, all of the above be-
ing a part of Lots 5 and 6 of
BRADYS SUBDIVISION, as
recorded in Plat Book 2,'
Page 115, Public Records of
Polk County, Florida.
and which postal address is:
200 Post Avenue, S.W., Win-
ter Haven, Florida 33880.
at public sale, to the highest
and best bidder, for cash, in
the East Corridor, first floor,
Polk County Courthouse, 255'
North Broadway, Bartow, Polk
County, Florida will be held at
9:00 o'clock, A.M., on April
15th. 2005.
All sales are to be held at the east
end of the east corridor, first floor;
of the Polk County Courthouse lo-
cated at 255 North Broadway Ave-
nue, Bartow, Florida. Please note
that the main entrance is located
on Church Street. No entry is pos-
sible from Broadway Avenue. In
the event any temporary change is
necessary, the Clerk will post a "
Notice of Change" at the sale loca-
tion directing the bidders to the
temporary sale location.
If you are a person with a dis-
ability who needs any accom-
modation in order to partici-
pate in this proceeding, you are
entitled, at no cost to you, to
the provision of certain assis-.
tance. Please contact the Of-
fice of the Court Administrator,
(863) 534-4690, within two
(2) working days of your re-
ceipt of this notice; if you are
hearing or voice impaired, call
(TDD) (863) 534-7777, or
Florida Relay Service 711.
WITNESS my hand and Seal of
this Court this 11th day of March,
2005.
RICHARD M. WEISS.
Clerk of the Circuit Court
By: /s/ Lori Armio
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Rehab Dance

Clinic Set

Learn how to ballroom dance
while keeping you lungs and
body fit and the pulmonary
iehab dance clinic on April 30.
The event will be held from 1
to 2 p.m. at a location yet to be
determined.
Medical professionals and
dance instructors will both be on
hand to assist participants.
Cost is $5 per person.
For more information and res-
ervations, call 644-2204.


Dr. Puentes

To Attend

Conference

Staff members from Dr. David
R. Puentes' office in Bartow will
attend the Florida State Chiro-
practic Association convention in
St. Augustine on April 14-17.
Dr. Puentes and staff mem-
bers will receive continuing edu-
cation on the care of spinal inju-
ries, rehabilitation, exercise and
other topics at the conference.


Women's

Health Fair

Set
Winter Haven Hospital and
Regency Medical Center will
hold a women's health fair on
Saturday, May 14, from 8 a.m. to
1 p.m. at the Regency Medical
Center, 101 Avenue O, SE, Win-
ter Haven.
Screenings offered by appoint-
ment include blood chemistry
profiles for $30, mammograms
for $75 and pap tests for $20.
A take-home colon cancer de-
tection kit can be ordered for $5.
The fair also will feature a va-
riety of free screenings, which do
inot require appointments. Semi-
nars on laser cosmetic surgery
and osteoporosis also will be
held.
Reservations are required for
a luncheon and fashion show,
and the price is $5.
For more information or to
make reservations; call 291-
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Thursday
BHS weightlifting at George
Jenkins (sectionals), TBA
FMHS weightlifting at Se-
bring (sectionals), TBA
FMHS boys' tennis at home
vs. Santa Fe Catholic, 3:30 p.m.
BHS boys' tennis at home vs.
Lake Wales, 3:30 p.m.
BHS girls' tennis at Lake
Wales, 3:30 p.m.
PCC softball at home vs.
Hillsborough CC, 5 p.m.
BHS JV softball at Auburn-
dale, 5:30 p.m.
FMHS JV baseball at Frost-
proof, 6 p.m.
BHS JV baseball at Lake Gib-
son, 6 p.m.
FMHS softball at Lakeland
Christian School, 6:30 p.m.
FMHS baseball at home vs.
Frostproof, 7 p.m.
BHS softball at Auburndale,
7:30 p.m.
Friday
BHS track and field at TBA
(All-county meet), TBA
FMHS track and field at TBA
(All-county meet), TBA
PCC softball at home vs.
Manatee CC, 5 p.m.
BHS JV softball at Naples,
5:30 p.m.
PCC baseball at home vs.
Pasco Hernando CC, 6 p.m.
FMHS baseball at home vs.
Lakeland Christian School, 7
p.m.
BHS baseball at Auburndale,
7 p.m.
FSC softball at home vs. Nova
Southeastern, 7 p.m.
WIU baseball at home vs. Sa-
vannah College of Art and De-
sign, 7 p.m.
BHS softball at Naples, 7:30


Sunday
PCC baseball at Nova South-
eastern, 1 p.m.
Monday
FHMS softball at home vs.
Winter Haven, 7 p.m.
BHS softball at home vs.
Kathleen, 7:30 p.m.
BHS JV baseball at Lakeland
(Lakeland Tournament), TBA
PCC baseball at home vs.
Hillsborough CC, 6 p.m.


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By MARK KING
Due to time constraints on
your volunteer softball colum-
nist, a group of young outstand-
ing ballplayers has been over-
looked this season.
Until now.
The junior varsity softball
team stepped up to the plate
when Head Coach Glenn Ruten-
bar needed athletes to play in
the championship game of the
! Blue Division of the Kissimmee
Klassic this past Saturday.
Varsity players had made ar-
rangements to attend Prom
night for Bartow High, and that
conflicted with the final game of
the Klassic. With only Jenna Al-
len and Courtney Latham from
the varsity team left, BHS would
have had to forfeit.
But Rutenbar knew this
situation could occur and called
up some Baby Bugs to fill the
line-up.
They made him proud.
Bartow's opponent in the
championship game, Tampa
Chamberlain High School, knew
the situation going in. What they
couldn't have expected was the
competition they got.
But they should have known.
This wasn't just any JV squad.
This was the Bartow JV team,
with more talent than many var-
sity teams could match.
Although Goliath won this
round 5-1, the Davids form Bar-
tow earned a lot of respect and
gained a lot of great experience.
"Oh, this is going to help us
outl down the road," Rutenbar
said. "And the girls had fun. I
had fun. It was a fun game."
"Our girls were not intimi-
dated at all," said Assistant
Coach Bob Fitzgerald. "The
coaches were just tickled with
the way the players reacted to a
tough situation."
While Chamberlain threw
their number one pitcher,
Heather VanLandingham,
against Bartow, the Bugs',iurler
was JV standout Candace How-
ell, who matched her counter-


GOING THE DISTANCE, Winter Haven senior pitcher Jordan Schaffer worked seven scoreless
innings for the Blue Devils. Os the other side of the rubber, he scored three runs. Schaffer's performance
on ofl'enne and defense was good enough foi' a 6-0 victory over Bartow to remain undef.~a d in the district.
(Staff photos by Rustin Dwyer)


Yellow Jackets Unable to Do

Much Against Tough Blue Devils


part almost point for point in the
stats.
Howell fanned eight batters,
walked four and allowed eight
hits, most of which came in the
latter part of the game. Mean-
while, the Chamberlain pitcher
struck out eight batters, walked
three and gave up three hits.
The rest of the defense played
well, too.
"Stephanie Phister made
some outstanding plays in right
field including one that she had
to range over to snag," Fitzger-
ald said. "And Lindsey Lonsfoote
at second base made three of
four great plays."
But the one warrior both
Fitzgerald and Rutenbar
couldn't say enough about was
center fielder Diana Thompson.
Thompson and Phister collided
making a play on a pop fly from
a Chamberlain batter.
Phister came away uninjured,
but Thompson was in pain with
a banged up knee. Even though
she could barely stand, Thomp-
son was tough and stayed in the
game, since Bartow had no subs
in the line-up.
"Several of the base hits
Chamberlain got were directly
attributed to Diana's injury,"
Fitzgerald explained proudly.
"She couldn't move out there at
'all. When the balls were hit
there, Stephanie had to chase
them down, but Diana stayed in.
The varsity squad played the
first three games of the Klassic,
with American Heritage being
their first opponent. The Bugs
won this game with a shut-out,
3-0.
"The team hit and fielded
well," Fitzgerald said. "It was a
good, solid effort."
Kara Rutenbar and Staci Fer-
nandez.both had two hits in the
game, with "Little Rutey" slam-
ming a double. Britta Giddens
blasted a triple. Lindsay Little-
john was the winning pitcher
with eight strike-outs, one walk
and two hits allowed.
On Friday, the Bugs got into a
late tussle with Miami Palmetto


High School. The game was
scheduled for 9:30 p.m., but
didn't get started until 11:20
p.m.
Palmetto gave the Lady Jack-
ets all they could handle, for a 1-
0 Bartow victory.
"It was an awesome game,"
Fitzgerald explained. "We were
just glad to score that one run.
Nobody wanted to go to extra in-
nings."
For the game, Bartow had
four hits and one error. Little-
john was the winning pitcher,
fanning seven batters and giving
up one hit.
Bartow's team exodus began
in the fifth inning of the next
game, played on Saturday
against Gulliver Prep. That's
when four seniors departed early
for the Prom.
But BHS won 3-1, getting
seven hits and committing three
errors. The big Bug batters were
Fernandez and Whitney Little,
who both had two hits, while
Elizabeth Howell and Giddens
both had a triple.
Littlejohn worked five innings
and earned the win, while Little
closed out the victory.
After the Klassic, Bartow's re-
cord stands at 14-1 for the sea-
son.
This week the Bug Bus will
get a workout. On Tuesday, the
team travels to Celebration for a
7 p.m. game. On Thursday, the
Auburndale Bloodhounds host
the Lady Jackets in a 7:30 p.m.
contest. Then on Friday, it's a
trip to Naples for a 7:30 p.m.
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By RUSTIN DWYER a while, but then found a little
Staff Writer bit," Danapilis said. "They made
the key hits when they needed to
After ':,mpiling a 12-1 record, and just came out the better
the Bartow High School baseball team.
team was ranked as high as num- Despite Murphy's efforts on
ber four in the state and the the mound, the pitching of
young team could seriously begin Schaffer held the Jacket offense
thinking about the post-season, to a standstill. Bartow was able to
Since that time, the Jackets eke out six hits, the best one com-
have posted another win but lost ing frtm Josh Ward, a two-out
two district road games a late double to move runners to second
Celebration. rally on Friday led to and third in the sixth inning that
a 5-4 Jacket loss and more recent- the Jackets could not bring home.
ly on Tuesday, a one-man show "Jordan pitched a good ball
from Winter .Haven's Jordan game," said Winter Haven Head
Scha fler led to an overpowering Coach David Saliba. "We didn't
6-0 Blue Devil victory, play our best. We left a lot of
"On Friday, we were the better opportunities that we didn't get
team and we let one slip away. in, but when you give Jordan
Those are the ones that hurt. even three runs,you feel pretty
(Tuesday) we just got beat, and comfortable."
hey, that happens sometimes in Schaffer held the Jackets
baseball," said Jackets Head scoreless in his six-hit, complete
Coach Eric Danapilis. game performance. On the offen-
It looked to be a a rough outing sive side, the lue Devil standout
for the Jackets (13-3, 2-2) from: went 2-for-3 with a triple, three
the Let-go as number two pitcher runs scored, two stolen bases and
Jack Murphy was showing signs being hit by a pitch.
of wear against a dangerous Blue "You've got the best team in
Devil (10-3. 4-0" line up Due to a the state, probably the best pitch-.
tired arm, Murphy said he had to er in the state, possibly the best
change up his delivery, releasing player around, and he had his A
the ball directly over his head as game going." 'Danapilis said.,
opposed to further I'rom his body. "Pitching, hitting, he had it all
The cha nge itimechanics took tonight. When you get a group of
a while for Murphy to figure out, seniors in here against a bunch of
allowing Schaffer to get on base puppies, it's tough."
from the lead-olt position three Danapilis said that playing a
consecutive times. Each time, team the caliber of Winter Haven
Schafler was arel', home within was, good for the players to see
the next two \inter Haven at what the competition will be like
bats, during the state tournament,
Murphy got into a huge jam in While the Jackets have fallen to
the bottom of the fourth, loading .500 in the district, Danapilis said
the bases with only one out. he is glad to see the younger play-
Murphy then easily struck out ers improving.
the eight andnine batters looking "They're a better a team right
to end the inning. now, but that doesn't mean they
The emotional lMurphy said he are going to be the 'better team
usess his feelings to give him a lift when the season ends," Danapilis
or. the mound. As against said. "Next time comes around,
Auburn dale, Murphy said the' we'll see where we're at. We've got
sight of the bases loaded made a lot of sophomores and juniors on
him "mad" and he used the feel- this team. Wins and losses don't
ing tu strike out the next two bat- mean that much, but getting bet-
ters. ter does."
"Jack Murphy, he $as a little Another Yellow Jacket with his
bit/of a tired arm because he's eyes on "next time" is Murphy,
been doing a lot. He struggled for who despite an off night, said he


The fool wonders, the wise man asks.
-Benjamin Disraeli


was eager to pitch against the
Blue Devils again.
"Next time they have to come
into our house, so things will be a
little different."


NOT EVEN CLOSE. Lake Wales center fielder Ryan Pusgar, who
had four RBIs against Bartow, tried to get an extra base after a dou-
ble. JoeyMMaanning's arm and ttrdl baseman Drew Collier's glove were
just too quick for Pusgar and lwas called out on this play.


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Saturday, April 9th at 1 pm
Broadcast Live from Florida Field
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Baby Bugs Fill In For Klassic Final Shepherd Road

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To Go Toward
Tsunami Aid

Shepherd Road Presbyterian
Church will stage its second
annual Missions Golf Classic
on May 7 to help raise funds
for tsunami relief.
The Missions Golf Classic
will be held at ImperiaLakes
Country Club.
Registration is at noon with
a shotgun start to follow at 1
p.m. Format is a two-person
scramble.
Cost is $65 per golfer and in-
cludes range balls, soft drinks,
dinner and a session with this
year's guest speaker.
Lunch will be at 5 p.m.
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Sponsorships are available
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Rain didn't
spoil the annual
Bloomin' Arts
Festival in Bar-
tow Saturday
and Sunday, but
it did pour cats
and dogs in this
charming acrylic
painting exhibit
by Gina Stark of
Tampa.


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Rashonna Harvey, 7, of Bartow, colors a tote bag at the children's art tent, sponsored
by Citrus & Chemical Bank.


A stitch in time makes for beautiful quilts, and few were prettier than this woven ribbon
basket by Alice Means.


Buttons and bows set off the
adorable daisies in this design
from Glenda Mink.


Eda MAarchman created this
rtnlking tableau for the quilting
bee class at the flower show.


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A rose by any other name may be a camellia,
but our hearts lie with this lovely flower.

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and


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'Diverse City Worldwide Tour' Coming to Polk


The Crabb Family

The Crabb Family in Concert June 5


Cypress Cathedral in Winter
Haven will host the Crabb Fam-
ily in concert June 5.
Primarily a Southern gospel
group, the Crabb Family's latest
recording, "Driven," also features
a variety of styles and genres.
Their schedule has led them
from the Grand Ole' Opry to a
contemporary Christian festival
in South Dakota, and everything


in between, a spokesman said.
The family also hosts one of,
the largest indoor music festivals
in the nation, combining all gen-
res of Christian music.
The Crabb Family gospel
group consists of siblings Jason,
Kelly, Adam, Aaron, and Terah,
accompanied by keyboardist
Justin Ellis, lead guitarist Zach
Smith, bass guitarist Lori Sikes,


and drummer Micah Swiens-
berg.
Tickets for the concert may be
purchased at major bookstores,
or at Cypress Cathedral.
The concert begins at 4 p.m.
Doors will open at 3.
For further information, call
863-286-4859.


Grammy-nominated recording
artists TobyMac and Grammy-
winning Audio Adrenaline are
heading out on their co-headline
totr, "The Diverse City World-
wide Tour."
With a new Grammy nomina-
tion for his freshman release
"Momentum," TobyMac has seen
an 84 percent increase in sales
from his first solo release, ac-
cording to a spokesman. In 2004,
he was lauded by several reader
and critic polls as Favorite Male
Artist, Entertainer of the Year,
Male Artist of the Year, and Pro-
ducer of the Year, as well as hav-
ing the Best Album of the Year.
Since their first record release
in 1992, Audio Adrenaline has
had 18 number one radio hits,
and has sold more than three
million records. The group also is
known for its humanitarian aid,
launching the Hands and Feet
Project to help orphans in Haiti.
The tour also will feature Kut-
less and Hawk Nelson.
The Diverse City Worldwide
Tour will come'to Polk County
on Saturday, April 30. The con-
cert will be held at Star-Haven
Amphitheatre at Cypress Gar-
dens Adventure Park in Winter
Haven, beginning at_6:30 p.m.
The concert is free with park
admission.


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mothers must possess in order to raise their children and run
their household successfully. And, being a good mother and
'housewife requires constant attention to the needs of her
7 family, and most often before any consideration is given to
/ B her own needs. Although these attributes may seem to come
naturally, this special ability to put others first is usually a
labor of love that is continually honed during the passing
Years of motherhood. Many household responsibilities includ-
Sing preparing meals, washing clothes arid making beds, may
.-seem to be thankless chores, but are performed without
L reservationo n because of her love for her family. Good mothers
are aware of the challenging responsibility of parents to raise.
": their children to become good, kind, and honest adults who
: ,i 'Vknow the importance of devotion and commitment to God-and
to family. The constant concern and prayers that mothers
\ have for their children are never-ending, and the admiration
'and respect all mothers deserve in return are reflected by our
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Macedonia Missionary Bap-
tist Church in Bartow has
planned a scholarship banquet
for Saturday, April 9.
The event will be held in the
main hall at Polk Street Center,
1255 West Polk Street, begin-
ning at 6 p.m.
Dr. Alzo J. Reddick, former
Orlando state representative,
will be the speaker.
The cost is $20 for adults, and
$10 for children ages 12 and
younger. Tables of six may be re-
served for $100.
For further information, call
the church at 533-3082.


Gospel Song
Fest Sunday
in Bartow

A gospel song fest will be held
Saturday, April 10, at 5 p.m., at
Carver Recreation Center, 520
Idlewood Avenue, Bartow.
Local talent will be featured
at the event.
A love offering will be col-
lected, with proceeds going to-
ward scholarship funds being
raised by Little Miss Jabberwock
contestant Jaymee Bryant of the
Sigma Group of Delta Sigma
Theta Sorority, Inc.
Jabberwock 2005 will take
place Saturday, April 30, at 7
p.m., at Mulberry High School.

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April 7, 2005


The Polk County Democrat


St. Paul A.M.E. Church in
Fort Meade will host its second
annual Women's Conference this
weekend.
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-
Stined 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


Bach Festival of Central Flor-,
ida will present its 30th Anni-
versary Festival Concert on Sun-
day, April 10, at 4 p.m., at St.
Matthew Catholic Church in
Winter Haven.
Returning to help conduct the
concert is Virginia Davidson, co-
founder of the Bach Festival.
The concert will feature the Fes-
tival chorus, soloists, and cham-
ber orchestra.
Programmed are "Zadok the
Priest," G.F. Handel; "Eline
Feste Burg," BWV 80, J.S. Bach;
"Lobet den herrn," TWV 1:1061,
Telemann; and "Concerto for
Two Violins in D Minor," BWV
1043, J.S. Bach.
The music director of the
Bach festival is Dr. Gabriel Sta-
tom. Dr. Statom received a


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 Yestoration," 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.


bachelor of music education de-
gree with voice and piano em-
phasis from The University of
Mississippi, and a master of mu-
sic degree in choral conducting
with organ as the principal in-
strument from Florida State
University.
Dr. Statom was recently ap-
pointed as director of the Lake
Wales Chorale, has led work-
shops for the Central Florida
Bach Festival, and has begun a
professional ensemble specializ-
ing in the sacred music of J.S.
Bach; which performs in the
First Presbyterian Church Con-
cert Series.
An offering will be collected to
cover costs.
For further information; call
646-0143.


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"Strengthening the Relation-
ship" is the theme of this year's
revival at First United Method-
ist Church of Fort Meade, which
will begin Sunday, April 10, dur-
ing the morning worship service,
and continue through Wednes-
day, April 13.
Guest minister at the revival
will be Rev. Charles Melvin. Mu-
sic will be lead-by John and Mar-
gie Anderson.
A free'soup supper will be
held Sunday at 5 p.m. in Reid
Hall, followed by the evening
worship service at 6.
Services Monday through
Wednesday will begin at 7 p.m.
Child care will be provided each
evening.
For more information about
the revival, call the church office
at 285-9059.


Rev. Charles Melvin


Seeds from the Sower


By Michael

When the ground crew opened
the baggage compartment of a
Pan Am jet in Turkey, they were
confronted by a five-foot croco-
dile.
"Get him," cried the pilot, "or I
won't take off."
It took them two hours, but
they got him.
Are there any stow away sins
in the baggage compartment of
your life?
Hide them and they'll hurt
you. Delight in them and they'll
destroy you.
No one is safe who stows
away sins in his life.
You do want to be rid of them,
don't you?
Call on the Lord. Renounce
them, and He'll remove them as
far as the east is from the west.
Then you'll have a happy
landing in heaven.

A man asked, "Do you sell fire
insurance?"
"Yes," answered an agent.
"May I help you?"
"My boss threatens to fire
me," he said, "and I want to pro-
tect myself."
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Out of My Range by Dawn Wade


Reflections On


Faith

By Roger Campbell


By ROGER CAMPBELL

Several years ago, I wrote a
column titled "When America's
Aborted Children Get Even" that
focused on the long range effects
of abortion.
In this column, I pointed out
the danger of depleting the num-
ber of young people among us
and the resultant aging of Amer-
ica.
Then I asked, "Who will pro-
vide the muscle for our machines
and the might for our military
protection when the young are a
minority? Who will do the re-
search to keep us on the cutting
edge of technology? Who will buy
our manufactured goods? Who
will pay the taxes?"
And I might have added,
"Who will keep Social Security a
retirement blessing for the old
and not a burden to the working
young?"
The loss of nearly 50 million
people and their descendants
over the past 40 years through
abortion have created a numeri-
cally generated quality of life
problem for us all.
These questions, though often
avoided by the public or side-
stepped by politicians and others
supposed to be authorities on the
subject, can best be answered by
facing up to an unfailing Biblical
principle: "Be not deceived, God
is not mocked; for whatever a
man sows, that will he also reap"
(Galatians 6:7).
While I'm not here to apolo-
gize for my conclusions in that
column, I now realize that de-
valuing life is not simply an
American or abortion problem.
Snatching life from one still in
the womb or shortening it for
one nearing the tomb affects eve-
;ryone everywhere, in spite of the
rationalizing of experts.
The Third Reich produced
films to sell euthanasia to the
public. Hitler's smooth talking
narrator tried to convince his
hearers that keeping suffering or


unproductive people alive was a
waste of resources a drain on
the nation.
It all sounded so merciful and
logical suffering would be re-
duced, as well as public expense.
Those who have an agenda to
sell, however painful or unethi-
cal, are sure to find a number of
seemingly compassionate rea-
sons for others to get on board,
even an agenda of death. But all
of these leave out the mercy and
compassion of God, who prom-
ises to be with those who trust
Him in every dark valley of suf-
fering (Psalm 23).
The absence of millions who
would have been among us,
whether they have been aborted,
euthanised, or allowed to die for
convenience sake, is a terrible
human loss.
Every child has immense po-
tential for good, and every life is
a gift from God with unknown
potential, regardless of health or
seeming obstacles to usefulness.
English minister John Wesley
was born in'1703. At the time of
his birth, social, moral, and
spiritual conditions in England
were deplorable, but when he
died in 1791, his nation had been
changed.
Kuiper, the historian, says
John Wesley had transformed it.
Is there a Wesley to be born who
will lead us to greater spiritual
and moral heights, or has he al-
ready been aborted?
Some, while suffering great
pain, have produced life-chang-
ing poems, songs, books, or in-
ventions that have blessed mil-
lions and continue to do so.
We must gain a new respect
for life that keeps us from abort-
ing the future or losing the bene-
fits God intends to give through
those thought to have no reason
to live.
One life is enough to bless us
all.
An untimely death may de-
prive us of many blessings.


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Gospel singers/songwriters Lewis & Lewis will perform in con-
cert Sunday, April 10, at 11 a.m., at New Life Revival Center, 290
South Wilson in Bartow. The couple also will be featured at a gospel
sing Wednesday, April 15, at Celebration Church, located at 8152
Cherokee Ave., between Bartow and Lake Wales, off S.R. 60 (call
533-2588 for directions). Lewis & Lewis have written songs that
have been recorded by some of today's most popular gospel singers,
a spokesman said. Their own recordings and videos also have en-
joyed national success. (Photo provided)



A Weekend With John Bell

Set at Winter Haven FPC


A "Weekend with John Bell"
is planned at First Presbyterian
Church in Winter Haven for Fri-
day through Sunday, April 15-
17.
"Java, Jam and John" is the
theme for Friday evening, begin-
ning with dinner at 6 o'clock in
McLeod Hall. Reservations are
requested. At 7 p.m., attendees
will "jam with John," followed by
java and dessert.
Saturday will feature an
"Enabling and Developing Con-
gregational Song" workshop with
Bell from 10 a.m. to noon, and "A
Big Sing" workshop, looking at
how what one sings shapes what
one believes, from 1 to 3 p.m.
Lunch will be served between


the workshops. Reservations are
requested, but not required.
Worship and an adult forum
are scheduled for Sunday, begin-
ning with worship at 8:30 a.m.,
with Bell preaching and worship
music from Iona. The forum will
begin at 9:45 a.m. in McLeod
Hall, followed by another wor-
ship service at 11.
Bell is an ordained minister
in the Church of Scotland and a
music leader of the lona Commu-
nity.
The church is located at 637
Sixth Street Northwest.
For further information, call
294-3121, or log on to
www.firstpreswh.org.


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leaving a 1-inch margin at each
end of the tortilla. Top .chicken
with one-fourth of the vegetables,
then one-fourth of the salsa, then
one-fourth of the cilantro. Fold
ends of the tortilla over the fill-
ing. Roll up as tightly as possible.
Serve immediately.
Nutritional Information:
Makes four servings.
Per serving: 190 calories, 5 g.
total fat (less than 1 g. saturated
fat), 26 g. carbohydrate, 17 g.
protein, 3 g. dietary fiber, 350
mg. sodium.


Chickpea, Sweet Potato
and Bulgur Pilaf
1 medium onion, cut into 1/4
inch dice (about 1 cup)
1 can (15 oz.) chickpeas, rinsed
and drained
2 tsp. olive oil
1 tsp. finely chopped garlic
1 can (28 oz.) whole tomatoes
in juice
1-1/2 cups water
1 sweet potato (about 12 oz.),
peeled, cut into 1/2 inch dice,
about 2 cups
2 tbsp. raisins
1 cinnamon stick
3 whole cloves
Salt and freshly ground black
pepper to taste
2 cups coarse bulgur
In large broad saucepan or
deep skillet, cook onion, chick-
'pis and olive oil over medium
heat, stirring until browned,
about 5 minutes. Add garlic; cook
1 minute.
Add tomatoes and water; heat
to boil, stirring to break up toma-
toes with spoon. Add sweet pota-
to, raisins, cinnamon and cloves
and heat to boil.
Cover and cook over medium
low heat until potatoes are ten-
der, about 15 minutes. Add salt
and pepper, to taste.
Stir in bulgur; cover and cook
over low heat until tender and
liquid is absorbed, about 10 min-
utes. Let stand covered 10 min-
utes before serving.
Nutritional Information:
Makes 6 servings. Per serving:
339 calories, 3 g total fat (<1 g
saturated fat), 71 g carbohy-
drates, 11 g protein, 15 g dietary
fiber, 420 mg sodium.


Chili Burgers
It's what's in this New
American Plate burger that
makes it special: juicy sirloin and
rich refried beans, seasoned with
garlic, chili powder, andjalapefio.
Be careful to mix with a light
touch. If the meat gets compact-
ed, it will toughen when cooked.
Try these patties on whole wheat
buns with sliced tomato, onion,
and well-drained fresh salsa.
1/2 pound extra-lean ground
sirloin
1/2 cup canned fat-free refried
beans
2 tablespoons onion, finely
chopped
1 garlic clove, minced
1 jalapefio chile, seeded and
minced*
2 teaspoons chili powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/8 teaspoon freshly ground
black pepper
Canola oil spray
Note: Wear.rubber gloves to
handle fresh chiles, and keep
your hands away from your eyes.
In a bowl, lightly mix together
the meat and beans with a fork
until well combined. Mix in the
onion, garlic, jalapeno, chili pow-
der, salt, and pepper. Gently form
the mixture into four 4-inch pat-


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bt f .c ith cinola'oil spray and. place.
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The Living Bible says, "Obey 'over medium heat:. Cook the,
your masters; be eager to give burgers, turning therii once,
them your very best. Serve them about 5 to 7 minutes per side or
as you would Christ." until a meat thermometer insert-
Don't work hard only when ed in their centers registers 160
your master is watching, and degrees. The burgers crumble
then shirk when he isn't looking; easily, so handle them carefully,
work hard and with gladness all using a wide spatula. Serve
immediately.
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Makes 4 servings.
Per serving: 95 calories, 3 g
total fat (1 g saturated fat), 6 g
carbohydrates, 13 g protein, 2 g
dietary fiber, 444 mg sodium.


Chinese Shrimp Curry
1 tbsp. cornstarch
2 tsp. curry powder (or more,
according to taste)
1/2 tsp. sugar
1 tbsp. reduced sodium soy
sauce
1 tbsp. rice wine vinegar
3/4 cup fat-free, reduced sodi-
um chicken broth
3 tsp. canola or peanut oil,
divided
2 carrots, cut into 1-inch
pieces
1 red bell pepper, seeded and
stem removed, diced
1/4 lb. (about 20) fresh sugar
snap peas, strings on edges
removed; or use frozen
2 tsp. peeled ginger, grated or
minced
1 large garlic clove, minced
3/4 lb. medium shrimp, peeled
and deveined
3 cups hot cooked rice prefer-
ably brown
In small bowl, combine corn-
starch, curry and sugar. Mix in
soy sauce, vinegar and chicken
broth. Set aside. In wok or heavy
skillet, heat 1 tsp. oil over high
heat. Add carrots, pepper, peas,
ginger and garlic. Stir fry until
vegetables are brightly colored,
about 1 minute.
Transfer onto plate with slot-
ted spoon. Place remaining oil in
pan and set over high heat. Add
shrimp and stir fry until pink,
about 1 minute. Return vegeta-
bles to pan. Stir sauce mixture
and pour into pan. Simmer gen-
tly until shrimp are white in cen-
ter, 2-3 minutes. Serve immedi-
ately over rice.
Nutritional Information:
Makes 4 servings. Per serving:
334 calories, 7 g. total fat (<1 g.
saturated fat), 43 g. carbohy-
drate, 24 g. protein, 5 g.dietary
fiber, 375 mg. sodium.


Roasted Asparagus with
Garlic
Roasting preserves the flavor
and color of asparagus without
making it tough or stringy.
1 lb. fresh asparagus (medium
width)
2 tsp. olive oil
2 garlic cloves, minced
Salt and freshly ground black
pepper, to taste
Lemon wedges, as garnish
Preheat oven to 500 degrees.
Rinse asparagus and break off
tough ends.
In shallow roasting pan, place
asparagus and coat with oil.
Sprinkle with garlic and salt and
pepper, to taste.
Roast uncovered for 6-8 min-
utes (depending on width of
spears), shaking pan occasional-
ly. Serve with lemon wedges.
Nutritional Information:
Makes 4 servings. Per serving:
47 calories, 3 g total fat (<1 g sat-
urated fat), 5 g carbohydrate, 4 g
protein, 1 g dietary fiber, 3 mg
sodium.


Greek-Style Scallops
Olive oil, lemon juice, garlic,
feta and pine nuts are staples of:
classic Mediterranean cuisine
that have now found their way
into meals across the globe. Here,
these pungent ingredients com-
plement the slightly sweet meat
of sea scallops. If desired, trim
the large muscle from the sides of
the scallops before cooking.
4 tsp. olive oil, divided
1 pound sea scallops
1 cup chopped onion
1 cup sliced mushrooms (3
ounces)
2 large garlic cloves, minced
2 large tomatoes, seeded and
chopped
2 tsp. freshly squeezed lemon
juice
1/4 cup chopped flat leaf pars-
ley, loosely packed
1 tsp. chopped fresh oregano


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or 1/4 tsp. dried oregano
Salt and freshly ground black
pepper
1/3 cup crumbled reduced fat
feta cheese
2 tbsp. pine nuts, toasted*
*Note: To toast the pine nuts,
put them in a small skillet over
medium heat, shaking or stirring
frequently until lightly browned,
about 2 to 3 minutes.
Immediately transfer the nuts to
a small dish and cool.
In a large nonstick skillet,
heat 2 teaspoons of the olive oil
over medium-high heat. Add the
scallops and cook, stirring often,
for 5 to 6 minutes, until opaque
.throughout and tender in the
center. Transfer the scallops and
liquid from the skillet to a bowl;
set aside. Cool the skillet slightly
and then rinse under hot water
and dry.
In the same skillet, heat the
remaining 2 teaspoons of olive oil
over medium-high heat. Add the
onion and saut6, stirring often,
for 2 minutes. Add the mush-
rooms and saut6, stirring often,
for 3 to 5 minutes, until the onion
is soft. Add the garlic and saut6,
stirring, for 1 minute. Add the
tomatoes, lemon juice, parsley,
oregano, and salt and pepper to
taste.
Bring to a boil, reduce heat,
and simmer, stirring occasional-
ly, for 5 minutes. Stir in the scal-
lops with their liquid and bring
to a boil, stirring occasionally.
Top with the feta cheese and pine
nuts. Serve immediately.
Nutrition information:
Makes four servings. Per serv-
ings: 196 calories, 10 g. total fat,
10 g. total fat (2 g. saturated fat),
13 g. carbohydrates, 14 g. pro-
tein, 2 g. dietary fiber, 475 mg.
sodium.


Multi-Bean Medley
You can eat well and be trendy
too. Edamame (pronounced "eh-
dah-MAH-me") has become a
fashionable vegetable in recent
years.
8 oz. green beans, trimmed
and halved crosswise
1 (1 lb.) bag frozen edamame
2 tsp. olive oil
1 cup onion, finely chopped
3 garlic cloves, finely minced
1 bay leaf
Fresh rosemary sprigs, to
taste
Salt and freshly ground black
pepper, to taste
1 can small white beans,
rinsed and drained
1 carrot, diced
1 celery rib, diced
1 cup fat-free, reduced-sodium
chicken broth
3 tbsp. flat-leaf parsley, finely
chopped
Bring a pot of salted water to a.
boil. Add green beans and cook at
a simmer until crisp-tender,
about 4 minutes. Drain and
transfer beans to a bowl of ice
water. When beans are cool,
drain well.
Return pot of water to a boil
and add edamame. Cook 4 min-
utes, drain and rinse under cold
water. If edamame are in pods,
shell them. (To speed preparation
time, use two pots to cook green
beans and edamame at the same
time.)
In a 4-quart saucepan, heat
olive oil. Add onion, garlic, bay
leaf and rosemary. Cook over low
heat, stirring, until onion is soft,
3 to 4 minutes.
Add white beans, carrots, cel-
ery and stock. Bring to a simmer
and cook, covered, about 10 min-
utes, stirring occasionally. Add
green beans and edamame and
simmer, uncovered, until just
heated through.
Season to taste with salt and
pepper. Stir in parsley. Discard
bay leaf and rosemary sprigs and
serve.
Nutritional Information:
Makes 6 servings.'
Per serving: 199 calories, 4 g.
total fat (less than 1 g. saturated
fat), 25 g. carbohydrate, 14 g.
protein, 6 g. dietary fiber, 328
mg. sodium.









The Polk County Democrat


April 7, 2005


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT
OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL
CIRCUIT OF FLORIDA, IN
AND FOR POLK COUNTY
CIVIL DIVISION
UNITED STATES OF
AMERICA, acting through
Rural Development, for-
merly Farmers Home Admin-
istration (FmHA), United States
Department of Agriculture (
USDA),
Plaintiff,
vs.
MAE GLADYS MARSHALL
and FHR, INC.,
Defendants.
CASE NO.
53-2004CA-2222
NOTICE OF SALE
Notice is hereby given that
pursuant to a Final Judgment
entered in the above entitled
cause in the Circuit Court of
Polk County, Florida, I will sell
the property located at 6620
East Street, Bradley, Polk
County, Florida, being specifi-
cally described as follows:
Lot 11, Block 1, HIGHLAND
PARK MANOR, Plat Book 54,
Page 3, Public Records of
Polk County, Florida.
at public sale to the highest
and best bidder, for cash at the
East End of the East Corridor,
First Floor, Polk County Court-
house, 255 North Broadway
Avenue, Bartow, Polk County,
Florida, at 9:00 a.m. on the
14th day of Apl, 2005.
All sales are to be held at the east
end of the east corridor, first floor,
of the Polk County Courthouse lo-
cated at 255 North Broadway Ave-
nue, Bartow, Florida.'Please note
that the main entrance is located
on Church Street. No entry is pos-
sible from Broadway Avenue. In
the event any temporary change is
necessary, the Clerk will post a "
Notice of Change" at the sale lo-
cation directing the bidders to the
temporary sale location.
If you are a person with disabilities
who needs any accommodation in
order to participate in this pro-
ceeding, you are entitled at no
cost to you, to the provision of cer-
tain assistance. Please contact the
Office of the Court Administrator,
(863) 534-4690, within two (2)
working days of your receipt of this
notice; if you are hearing or voice
impaired,'call TDD (863) 534-7777
or Florida Relay Services 711.
Dated March 11. 2005.
RICHARD M. WEISS
As Clerk of the Circuit Court
By /s/ Lori Armiio
As Deputy Clerk
(Court Seal)
Mar. 31, Apr. 7, 2005-1086


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF
POLK COUNTY, FLORIDA
PROBATE DIVISION
IN RE: ESTATE OF
RUTH H. HAYES,
Deceased.
PROBATE DIVISION
,File Number:
05CP-0368
NOTICE TO CREDITORS
(Summary Administration)
TO ALL PERSONS HAVING "
CLAIMS OR DEMANDS
AGAINST THE ABOVE ESTATE:
You are hereby notified that an
Order of Summary Administration
has been entered in the estate of
RUTH H. HAYES, deceased, File
Number 05CP-068, by the Circuit
Court for Polk County, Florida,
Probate Division, the address of
which is Drawer CC-4, Post Office
Box 9000, Bartow, FL 33831-
9000; that the decedent's date of
'death was 10/18/04; that the total
cash value of the estate is
$71.200.00 and that the name and
address of those tO whom it has
been assigned by such Order are:
Frank Harben and June Har-
ben
3216.San Bernadino
Clearwater, FL 33759
Christine Howell
407 E. Avenida Del Rio
Clewiston, FL 33440
Helen Luke
1813 High Road
Tallahassee, FL 32303
ALL INTERESTED PERSONS
ARE NOTIFIED THAT:
All creditors of the estate of the
decedent and other person having
claims or demands against the es-
.tate of the decedent other than,
those listed in the Order of Sum-
mary Administration must file their
claims with this Court WITHIN
THREE (3) MONTHS AFTER THE
DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICA-
TION 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 the first publication
of this Notice is March 31 2005.
Person Giving.Notice:
Frank P. Harben.
3216 San Bernadino
Clearwater, FL 33759
Attorney for Persons Giving No-
tice:
David Browder, Jr., Esq.
Florida Bar No. 126312
305 S. Duncan Avenue
Clearwater, FL 33755
Telephone: (727) 461-5788
Mar. 31, Apr. 7, 2005-111,7




Have something to
sell? Call The
Democrat,
IL 533-4183


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN
AND FOR POLK COUNTY,
FLORIDA PROBATE DIVISION
IN RE: ESTATE OF
THERESA R. COLAVITO, de-
ceased.

File No.:
05-CP-0442
NOTICE TO CREDITORS
The administration of the estate
of THERESA R. COLAVITO, de-
ceased, whose date of death was
September 13, 2004, File Number
05-CP-0442, 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, Florida 33831-
9000. The names and addresses
of the personal representative and
the personal representative's at-
torney are set forth below.
All creditors of the decedent
and other persons having claims
or demands against decedent's
estate on whom a copy of this no-
tice has been served must file
their claims with this court WITHIN
THE LATER OF 3 MONT-IS 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 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
DECEDENT'S DATE OF DEATH
IS BARRED.
The date of first publication of
this notice is March 31 2005.
HECTOR TAFORO
3001 Sabal Bend Dr., N.E.
Winter Haven, FL 33881
WILMA CARRILLO
Attorney at Law
Florida Bar No: 606553
Post Office Box 7097
Lakeland, FL 33807-7097
863 607 9515
Attorney for Petitioner
Mar. 31, Apr. 7, 2004-1089












IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
10TH JUDICIAL .CIRCUIT OF
FLORIDA IN AND FOR POLK
COUNTY GENERAL JURISDIC-
TION DIVISION
Mortgage Electronic Registration
Systems, Inc.,
PLAINTIFF,
vs.
Milford L. Richardson; Rachel
Lynn Richardson, et al.,
DEFENDANTS.

CASE NO:
53-02-CA-3149-08
AMENDED NOTICE OF
FORECLOSURE SALE
Notice is hereby given that, pur-
suant to that Final Judgment of
Foreclosure Sale dated October 9,
2002, and entered in civil case
number 53-02-CA-3149-08; of the
Circuit Court of the 10 Judicial Cir-
cult in and for Polk County, Flor-
ida, wherein MORT6AGE ELEC-
TRONIC REGISTRATION SYS-
TEMS, INC., is Plaintiff and Milford
L. Richardson; Rachel Lynn Rich-
ardson; Citifinancial Equity Serv-
ices, Inc., is/are Defendant(s), I
will sell to the highest and best
bidder for cash at in the East Cor-
ridor, First Floor, 255 North Broad-
way Avenue, Polk County Court-
house, Bartow, Florida, Polk
County, Florida, at 9:00am on the
15th day of April, 2005, the follow-
ing described property as set forth
in said Final Judgment, to wit:
LOT 13, GRIFFITH ESTATES,
ACCORDING TO THE PLAT
THEREOF RECORDED IN
PLAT BOOK 46, PAGE 37
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 attempting to collect
a debt and any information ob-
tained will be used for that pur-
pose.
All sales are to be held at the east
end of the east corridor, first floor,
of the Polk County Courthouse lo-
cated at 255 North Broadway' Ave-
nue, 'Bartow, Florida. Please note
that the main entrance is located
on Church Street. No entry is pos-
sible from Broadway Avenue In
the event any temporary change is
necessary, the Clerk will post a "
Notice of Change" at the sale loca-
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, yoO are entitled at no /
cost to you, to the provision of cer-
tain assistance. Please contact the
Office of the Couit 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 14th day of March,
2005.
RICHARD M. WEISS
Clerk of Circuit Court
By: /sl/ Yvette Johnson ,
Deputy Clerk
(Court Seal)
Mar. 31, Apr. 7, 2005-1088


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR
POLK COUNTY, FLORIDA
PROBATE DIVISION
IN RE: ESTATE OF
TERESA ANN WADE
Deceased.
File No.
05 CP-0591
NOTICE TO CREDITORS
(Summary Administration)
TO ALL PERSONS HAVING
CLAIMS OR DEMANDS
AGAINST THE ABOVE ESTATE:
You are hereby notified that an
Order of Summary Administration
has been entered in the estate of
TERESA ANN WADE, deceased,
File Number 05CP-0591, by the
Circuit Court for Polk County, Flor-
ida, Probate Division, the address
of which is Post Office Box 9000,
Drawer CC-4, Bartow, FL 33831-
9000; that the descendant's date
of death was January 21st, 2005;
that the total value of the estate is
$17,623.71 and that the name and
address of those to whom it has
been assigned by such order are:
KIMBERLY WADE
606 Ridgewood Avenue
Dundee, FL 33838
ALL INTERESTED PERSONS
ARE NOTIFIED THAT:
All creditors of the estate of the
decedent and persons having
claims or demands against the es-
tate of the decedent other than
those listed in the Order of Sum-
mary Administration must file their
claims with this Court WITHIN
THREE MONTHS AFTER THE
DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICA-
TION OF THIS NOTICE.
ALL CLAIMS AND DEMANDS
NOT SO FILED WILL BE FOR-
EVER BARRED.
NOTWITHSTANDING THE
TIME PERIOD SET FORTH
ABOVE, ANY CLAIM FILED TWO
(2) YEARS OR MORE AFTER
THE DESCENDANT'S DATE OF
DEATH IS BARRED.
The date of the first publication
of this Notice is Thursday, March
31,2005.
Person Giving Notice:
KIMBERLY WADE
606 RIdgewood Avenue
Dundee, FL 33838
CYNTHIA CROFOOT RIG-
NANESE, ESQUIRE
Attorneys for Personal Represen-
tative
198 1ST ST S
WINTER HAVEN, FL 33880-3004
Telephone: (863) 294-1114
By: CYNTHIA CROFOOT RIG-
NANESE, ESQ.
Florida Bar No. 0891880
Mar. 31, Apr. 7, 2005-1105



IN THE CIRCUIT COURT
OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL
CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR
POLK COUNTY, FLORIDA
THE HUNTINGTON NATIONAL
BANK,
Plaintiff,
vs.
ERNEST BEAUDETTE, if living,
and if dead, the unknown
spouses, heirs, devisees, grant-
ees, assignees, lienors, credi-
tors, trustees, beneficiaries,
devisees, or other parties
claiming an interest by,
through, under or against
ERNEST BEAUDETTE,
Defendants.
CASE NO.:
05-CA-000368-0000-WH
NOTICE OF ACTION
TO: Defendant, ERNEST
BEAUDETTE ("Mr. Beaudette"),
and all heirs, successors or as-
signs of Mr. Beaudette:
YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an
action to foreclosure a mortgage
existing on property which you
may have an interest has been
filed against you. The real property
or its address Is commonly known
as 2335 Spencer Place, Lakeland,
Florida 33801, and is more par-
ticularly described as follows:
LOT 22: BEGIN AT THE
SOUTHWEST CORNER OF
LOT 3, BLOCK 1, LAKE-
WOOD PARK SUBDIVI-
SION, RECORDED IN PLAT
BOOK 6, PAGE 33, PUB-
LIC RECORDS OF POLK
COUNTY, FLORIDA, RUN
THENCE EAST ALONG
THE SOUTH LINE OF SAID
LOT 3 A DISTANCE OF
416.0 FEET TO THE POB,
RUN THENCE NORTH-
EASTERLY AND PARAL-
LEL WITH THE EAST LINE
OF SAID LOT 3 A DIS-
TANCE., OF 90.0 FEET,
RUN THENCE EAST AND
PARALLEL WITH THE
SOUTR: .LINE OF SAID
LOT'3, A DISTANCE OF
42.0 FEET, RUN THENCE
SOUTHWESTERLY AND
PARALLEL WITH THE
EAST LINE OF SAID LOT
3 A DISTANCE OF 90.0
FEET TO THE SOUTH
LINE OF SAID LOT 3,
RUN THENCE WEST
ALONG THE SOUTH LINE.
OF SAID LOT 3 A DIS-
TANCE OF 42.0 FEET TO
THE POB.
You are required to serve a
copy of your written defenses, if
any, to it on Slovash. Case &
Tingley, P.A., c/o Amy S. Tingley,
Esquire, whose address is Sun-
Trust Center, 200 S. Orange Ave, .
Suite 1220, Orlando, Florida
32801 within thirty (30) days after
the first publication of this Notice,
which is on March 31, 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-
Slief demanded in the Complaint.
DATED this 22nd day of March.
2o05.
Richard M Weiss
As Clerk of the Court
By /s/ Angelica Herrera
As Denlltv ClIPrl
(SEAL)
Mar. 31, Apr. 7,,2005-1092


-XJLJF JL ll


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR
POLK COUNTY, FLORIDA
PROBATE DIVISION
IN RE: ESTATE OF
GRACE A. KELLY
Deceased.
File No.
05 CP-0612
NOTICE TO CREDITORS
The administration of the es-
tate of GRACE ANN KELLY,
deceased, whose date of death
was December 16th,
ZQQi, and whose Social Secu-
rity Number is 150-28-3427, is
pending in the Circuit Court for
EPLK 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
31.2005.
Personal Representative:
DAWN KELLY O'SHEA
6 Farvlew Road
Rockaway, NJ 07866
LAW OFFICES OF J. KELLY
KENNEDY
Attorneys for Personal Represen-
tative.
1981STSTS
WINTER HAVEN. FL 33880-3004
Telephone: (863) 294-1114
Florida Bar No. 0375871
Mar. 31, Apr. 7, 2005-1106




NOTICE TO BID
REQUEST FOR PROPOSAL
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that
proposals as listed below shall be
received by the Polk County Op-
portunity Council, Inc., up to 1:00
P.M. on Tuesday. April 12. 2005
at 5:00 P.m.
Mail or hand deliver bids to:
Polk Colnty Opportunity
Council, Inc.
450 West Main Street,
P.O. Box 160
Bartow, FL 33830
All proposals must be submitted in
an envelope or suitable convey-
ance clearly marked with the date,
time, and name of bid PCOC.
CONTRACTOR (ROOF) #2005-
05 If hand delivered, proposals
must be dated and time stamped
by receptionist.
Vendors may pick up proposal
specifications at the above ad-
dress.'For further information call
(863) 533-0015 ext 147 or ext 143.
PROPOSAL
CONTRACTOR (ROOF) 4 LOCA-
TIONS
Polk County Opportunity
Council, Inc., reserves the
right to accept or reject any
and all bids and to waive any
and all irregularities or techni-
calities of the bids, whichever
would bb in the best interest of
Client(s) and Polk County Op-
portunity Council, Inc.
Mar. 24, 28, 31, Apr. 7, 2005-1027


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
10TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND
FOR POLK COUNTY, FLORIDA
CHASE HOME FINANCE, LLC,
SUCCESSOR BY MERGER TO
CHASE MANHATTAN MORT-
GAGE CORPORATION,
Plaintiff,
vs.
THORNTON E. LOUDERMILK, et
ux., et al.,
Defendantss.
CASE NO.
53-2005-CA-61-0000-00 SEC.
4
NOTICE OF SALE
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN
pursuant to an Order or Sched-
uling Final Judgment Foreclo-
sure Sale entered on March 9,
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 13th day of April,
2005, the following described
property as set forth in said or-
der or final judgment, to wit:
LOT 8 OF WOODHAM
HEIGHTS SUBDIVI-
SION, ACCORDING TO
THE MAP OR PLAT
THEREOF RECORDED
IN PLAT BOOK 43,
PAGE 25, PUBLIC RE-
CORDS OF POLK
COUNTY, FLORIDA.
If you are a person with disabilities
who needs any accommodation in
order to participate in this pro-
ceeding, you are entitled at no
cost to you, to the provision of cer-
tain assistance. Please contact the
Office of the Court Administrator,
(863) 534-4690, within two (2)
working days of your receipt of this
notice; if you are hearing or voice
impaired, call TDD (863) 534-7777.
or Florida Relay Services 711.
ORDERED at POLK County
Florida, this 11th day of March.

RICHARD M. WEISS
As Clerk, Circuit Court
POLK, Florida
By: /s/ Lori Armijo
As Deputy Clerk
(Seal)
Mar. 31, Apr. 7, 2005-1082


be entered against you for the re-
lief demanded in the Complaint or
Petition.
If you are a person with disabilities
who needs any accommodation in
order to participate in this pro-
ceeding, you are entitled at no
cost to you, to the provision of cer-
tain assistance. Please contact the
Office of the Court Administrator;
(863) 534-4690. within two (2)
working days of your receipt of this
notice; if you are hearing or voice
impaired, call TDD (863) 534-7777
or Florida Relay Services 711.
DATED March 18, 2005.
RICHARD M. WEISS
As Clerk of the Court
By: /s/ Angelica Herrera
As Deputy Clerk
(Seal)
Mar. 24, 31, Apr. 7, 2005-1012


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT
FOR Polk COUNTY, FLOR-
IDA PROBATE DIVISION
IN RE: ESTATE OF
RICHARD JOHN CASTEEL,
Deceased.
File No.
05-CP-0640
NOTICE TO CREDITORS
The administration of the es-
tate of RICHARD JOHN CAS-
TEEL, deceased, whose date of
death was May 17, 2004, File
Number 05-CP-0640, is pend-
ing in the Circuit Court for Polk
County, Florida, Probate Divi-
sion, the address of which is
Probate Division, Drawer CC-4,
P.O. Box 9000, Bartow, FL
33831-9000. The names and
addresses of the personal rep-
resentative and the personal
representative's attorney are
set forth below.
All creditors of the decedent
and other persons having
claims or demands against de-
cedent's estate on whom a
copy of this notice has been
served must file their claims
with this court WITHIN THE
LATER OF 3 MONTHS AFTER
THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLI-
CATION OF THIS NOTICE OR 30
DAYS AFTER THE DATE OF
SERVICE OF A COPY OF THIS
NOTICE ON THEM.
All other creditors of the de-
cedent and other persons hav-
ing claims or demands against
decedent's estate must file
their claims with this court
WITHIN 3 MONTHS AFTER THE
DATE OF THE FIRST PLBLICA-
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 31,
2005.
Personal Representative:
Catherine M. Casteel
206 Ridge Manor Drive
Lake Wales, FL 33863
Attorney for Personal Repre-
sentative:
DEBRA L. CLINE, ESQUIRE
Attorney for Petitioner
Florida Bar No. 0252735
Peterson & Myers, P.A.
141 5th Street, NW
Winter Haven, FL 33881
(863) 294-3360
Mar. 31, Apr. 7, 2005-1118










IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF TRIE
TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN
AND FOR POLK COUNTY,
FLORIDA
HARPER ENTERPRISES, INC., a
Florida corporation,
Plaintiff,
vs.
CECIL E. BINION, III; THE UN-
KNOWN SPOUSE OF CECIL E.
BINION, III; SEAN R. ABERMAN;
THE UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF
SEAN R. ABERMAN; BOARD OF
COUNTY COMMISSIONERS,
POLK COUNTY, FLORIDA;
POLK COUNTY, a political sub-
division of the State of Florida;
B MOTOR FINANCE CORP.; and
JOHN DOE AND JANE DOE
AND ALL OTHER PERSONS IN
POSSESSION OF SUBJECT
REAL PROPERTY,
Defendantss.
CASE NO.
2004-CA-4636
NOTICE OF ACTION
TO:
Cecil E. Binion, III, whose last
known address is 4337 Upper
Meadow Road, Mulberry, FL
33860; and Sean R. Aber-
man, whose last known ad-
dress 4337 Upper Meadow
Road, Mulberry, FL 33860, if
alive, and if dead their un-
known spouses, heirs, devi-
sees, grantees, creditors and
all other parties claiming by,
through, under, or against
them and all unknown natural
persons if alive, and if dead or
not known to be dead or alive,
their several and respective
unknown spouses, heirs, devi-
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-
ter described and all others
whom it may concem.
YOU ARE HEREBY NOTIFIED
that an action to foreclose a War-
ranty Deed Agreement and Modifi-
cation and Amendment to War-
ranty Deed Agreement on the fol-
lowing real property in POLK
County, Florida, to-wit:
LOT 36, MEADOW RIDGE
ESTATES PHASE I, PLAT
BOOK 94, PAGE 12, PUBLIC
RECORDS OF POLK
COUNTY, FLORIDA.
has been filed against you and
you are required to serve a copy
of your written defense, if any, to it
on Benjamin W. Hardin, Jr., Es-
quire, of Hardin & Murphy, P.A.,
Plaintiff's attomey, whose address
is 1905 Bartow Road, Lakeland,
Florida 33802-3604 and on or be-
fore 25th day of A pil, 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


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN
AND FOR POLK COUNTY,
FLORIDA
CITRUS AND CHEMICAL BANK,
A FLORIDA BANKING CORPO-
RATION,
Plaintiff,
Vs.
ROBERT G. HOWARD, JR., ET
AL,
Defendant.
Case Number:
2004-CA-4737
NOTICE OF SALE
Notice is hereby given that pur-
suant to a final judgment entered
in the above-entitled cause in the
Circuit Court of Polk County, Flor-
ida, I will sell the property situate
in Polk County, Florida, described
as:
LOT 51, HIGHLANDS WST,
ACCORDING TO THE MAP OR
PLAT THEREOF AS RECORDED
IN PLAT BOOK 72, PAGE 29,
PUBLIC RECORDS OF POLK
COUNTY, FLORIDA.
at public sale, to the highest
and best bidder for cash, at the
East Corridor, First Floor,.Polk
County Courthouse, 255 North
Broadway, Polk County in Bar-
tow, Florida, at 9:00 A.M. on
the I day of April. 2005.
All sales are to be held at the east
end of the east corridor, first floor,
of the Polk County Courthouse lo-
cated at 255 North Broadway Ave-
nue, Bartow, Florida. Please note
that the main entrance is located
on Church Street. No entry is pos-
sible from Broadway Avenue. In
the event any temporary change is
necessary, the Clerk will post a "
Notice of Change" at the sale loca-
tion directing the bidders to the
temporary sale location.
If you are a person with disabilities
who needs any accommodation in.
order to participate in this pro-
ceeding, you are entitled at no
cost to you, to the provision of cer-
tain assistance. Please contact the
Office of the Court Administrator,
(863) 534-4690, within two (2)
working days of your receipt of this
notice; if you are hearing or voice
impaired, call TDD (863) 534-7777
or Florida Relay Services 711.
RICHARD M. WEISS
Clerk of Circuit Courts
By /sl Lori Armijo
Deputy Clerk
(Court Seal)
Mar. 31, Apr. 7, 2004-1087





IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR
POLK COUNTY, FLORIDA
PROBATE DIVISION
IN RE: ESTATE OF
MAY STANLEY WALLACE,
Deceased.
File No.
05-CP-0523
NOTICE TO CREDITORS
The administration of the estate
of MAY STANLEY WALLACE, de-
ceased, whose date of death was
July 29, 2004; File Number 05-CP-
0523 is pending in the Circuit
Court for Polk County, Florida,
Probate Division, the address of
which is Post Office Box 9000,
Bartow, FL 33831. 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
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 31, 2005.
WILSON TIMOTHY WALLACE
Personal Representative
845 W. Turner Street
Bartow, FL 33830
DEREK B. ALVAREZ, ESQUIRE
Attorney for Personal Representa-
tive
Florida Bar No. 0114278
GENDERS ALVAREZ
A Professional Association
2307 West Cleveland Street
Tampa, Florida 33609
Telephone: (813) 254-4744
Facsimile: (813) 254-5222
Mar. 31, Apr. 7, 2005-1097





IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN
AND FOR POLK COUNTY,
FLORIDA
FAMILY LAW DIVISION
IN RE: THE TERMINATION OF
PARENTAL RIGHTS PENDING
GRANDPARENT ADOPTION OF:
GISELA MARIA POLANCO
Minor Child.

CASE NO.:
53-2005DR-002695-0000-00
DIVISION: 09
NOTICE OF ACTION
TO: Unknown father of Gisela
Maria Polanco
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The Fort Meade Leader
25 W. Broadway' Ft. Made, FL 33841
285-8625


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT
OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL
CIRCUIT IN AND FOR
POLK COUNTY, FLORIDA
GENERAL CIVIL DIVISION
IN RE THE MARRIAGE OF:
GREGORIO PEREZ,
'Petitioner
And
VIRGINIA E. PEREZ,
Respondent.
CASE NO.:
53-2005DR-002698-
0000-00
Division: '05
NOTICE OF ACTION
TO: VIRGINIA E. PEREZ
Whose Last Known Address:
4618 Camerino Street
Lakewood,,California 90712
YOU ARE NOTIFIED that a Peti-
tion to Admit Foreign Judg-
ment has been filed against
you, and you are required to
serve a copy of your written
defenses to it, if any, on the
Plaintiff's Attorney, whose ad-
dress is:
VINCENT PHILIP NUCCIO
4049 Henderson Boule-
vard
Tampa, Florida 33629
on or before April 29, 2005 (no
later that 30 days from the date of
the first publication of this notice),
and file the original with the Clerk
of this Court either before service
on Plaintiff's attorney or immedi-
ately thereafter; otherwise a de-
fault will be entered against you
for the relief demanded in the
Complaint.
In accordance with the Americans'
With Disabilities Act, persons
needing a special accommodation
to participate in this proceeding
should contact the individual or
agency sending notice no later
than seven (7) days prior to the
proceeding at the address given
on notice. Telephone 1-800-955-
8771 (TDD) or 1-800-955-8770
(V), via Florida Relay Service.
WITNESS my hand and the
seal of this Court at Hillsbor-
ough County, Florida, this 22nd
day of March, 2005.
CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT
COURT
By: /s/ Angelica Herrera
As Deputy Clerk
(Court Seal)
Mar. 24, 31, Apr. 7, 14, 2005-
1030




IN THE CIRCUIT COURT

FOR POLK COUNTY,
FLORIDA
CIVIL DIVISION
MB FINANCIAL BANK, N.A.,
Plaintiff,
vs.
DELORIS BROWN N/K/A DELO-
RIS TAYLOR, et al,
Defendants.
CASE NO.
532005CA000932XXX
XXX
NOTICE OF ACTION
TO: DELORIS BROWN N/K/A
DELORIS TAYLOR
UNKNOWN TENANT NO. 1
UNKNOWN TENANT NO. 2
LAST KNOWN ADDRESS
6520 NEWMAN CIRCLE EAST
LAKELAND, FL 33811
YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an
action to foreclose a mortgage
on the following property in
Polk County, Florida:
LOT 51, SHEPHERD SOUTH,
ACCORDING TO THE PLAT
THEREOF, RECORDED IN
*PLAT BOOK 61, PAGE 23,
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 SMITH, HIATT, &
DIAZ, P.A., Plaintiff's attorneys,
whose address is 2691 East
Oakland Park Boulevard, Suite
303, Fort Lauderdale, Florida
33306, within thirty (30) days
from first date of publication
and file the original with the
Clerk of this Court either be-
fore service on Plaintiff's attor-
neys or immediately thereafter;
otherwise a default will be en-
tered against you for the relief
demanded in the complaint or
petition.
DATED on March 28 2005.
RICHARD M. WEISS
As Clerk of the Court
By: /s/ Valerie Neal
As Deputy Clerk
(Seal)
Mar. 31, Apr. 7, 2005-1112


THE ESTATE OF ALICE M.
WARN, DECEASED; SWEETWA-
TER COMMUNITY, INC.; DEBO-
RAH SUE WARN; UNKNOWN
SPOUSE OF ALICE M. WARN,
DECEASED; JOHN DOE; JANE
DOE AS UNKNOWN TENANTS)
IN POSSESSION OF THE SUB-
JECT PROPERTY are defen-
dants. I will sell to the highest and
best bidder for cash at the EAST
CORRIDOR ON THE 1ST
FLOOR, OF THE POLK COUNTY
COURTHOUSE, 255 N BROAD-
WAY, BARTOW, FL 33831 at the
Polk County Courthouse, in BAR-
TOW, Florida, 09:00 a.m. on the
13th day of April. 2005, the follow-
ing described property as set forth
in said Final Judgment, to wit:
LOT 410, BLOCK E, SWEET-
WATER GOLF OF TENNIS
CLUB, ACCORDING TO THE


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT
OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL
CIRCUIT OF THE STATE
OF FLORIDA, IN AND FOR
POLK COUNTY
CIVIL DIVISION
TRANSOUTH MORTGAGE COR-
PORATION,
Plaintiff,
vs.
THOMAS EDWARD SHADGETT,
THE PERSONAL REPRESENTA-
TIVE FOR THE ESTATE OF PA-
TRICIA B. HARRISON, DE-
CEASED; UNKNOWN HEIRS, DE-
VISEES, GRANTEES, ASSIGNEES,
CREDITORS, LIENORS, AND
TRUSTEES PATRICIA B. HARRI-
SQN, DECEASED; THOMAS ED-
WARD SHADGETT, HEIR; VICKY.
LACY, HEIR, IF LIVING, INCLUD-
ING 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;
STATE OF FLORIDA DEPART-
MENT OF REVENUE; STATE OF
FLORIDA DEPARTMENT-OF EDU-
CATION F/K/A STATE OF FLOR-
IDA DEPARTMENT OF LABOR
AND EMPLOYMENT SECURITY,
DIVISION OF VOCATIONAL RE-
HABILITATION; WHETHER DIS-
SOLVED OR PRESENTLY EXIST-
ING, TOGETHER WITH ANY
GRANTEES, ASSIGNEES, CREDI-
TORS, LIENORS, OR TRUSTEES
OF SAID DEFENDANTS) AND
ALL OTHER PERSONS CLAIMING
BY, THROUGH, UNDER OR
AGAINST DEFENDANTSS; UN-
KNOWN TENANT #1; UN-
KNOWN TENANT #2,
Defendant(s).
CASE NO.
53-2005-CA-001041-
0000-00
NOTICE OF ACTION
TO:
UNKNOWN HEIRS, DEVI-
SEES, GRANTEES, ASSIGN-
EES, CREDITORS, LIENORS,
AND TRUSTEES PATRICIA B.
HARRISON, DECEASED;
THOMAS EDWARD SHADG-
ETT, HEIR; VICKY LACY,
HEIR, 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 May 2, 2005
the nature of this proceeding being
a suit for foreclosure of mortgage
against the following described
property, to wit:
LOTS 47 AND 48, BLOCK 1,
NAOMI PARK SUBDIVISION,
ACCORDING TO THE PLAT
THEREOF, AS RECORDED
IN PLAT BOOK 10, PAGE 43,
OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS
OF POLK COUNTY, FLOR-
IDA. LESS RIGHT OF WAY
FOR EATON PARK INTER-
SECTION.
A/K/A 2525 MARION DRIVE,
LAKELAND, FL 33803.
If you fail to file your answer or
written defenses in the above pro-
ceeding, on plaintiff's attorney, a
default will be entered against you
for the relief demanded in the
Complaint or Petition.
If you are a person with disabilities
who needs any accommodation in
order to participate in this pro-
ceeding, you are entitled at no
cost to you, to the provision of cer-
tain assistance. Please contact the
Office of the Court Administrator,
(863) 534-4690, within two (2)
working days of your receipt of this
notice; if you are hearing or voice
impaired, call TDD (863) 534-7777
or Florida Relay Services 711.
Dated at Polk County this 25th
day of March, 2005.
RICHARD M. WEISS
CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT
By /s/ Shirley Deschamps
Deputy Clerk
(Seal)
Mar. 31, Apr. 7, 2005-1109


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT
OF THE 10TH JUDICIAL
CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR
POLK COUNTY, FLORIDA
CIVIL DIVISION
COUNTRYWIDE HOME LOANS,
INC.,
Plaintiff,
vs.
UNKNOWN HEIRS, BENEFICI-
ARIES, DEVISEES, ASSIGNEES,
LIENORS, CREDITORS, TRUS-
TEES AND ALL OTHERS WHO
MAY CLAIM AN INTEREST IN
THE ESTATE OF ALICE M.
WARN, DECEASED, et al,
Defendants.
CASE NO.:
53-2004CA-004725-0000-SEC04
NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE
SALE
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN
pursuant to a Final Judgment of
Foreclosure dated the 2I' day of
March, 2005, and entered in Case
No. 53-2004-CA-004725-0000-
SEC04, of the Circuit Court of the
10TH Judicial Circuit in and for
Polk County, Florida, wherein
COUNTRYWIDE HOME LOANS,
INC. is the Plaintiff and UN-
KNOWN HEIRS, BENEFICIAR-
IES, DEVISEES, ASSIGNEES,
LIENORS, CREDITORS, TRUS-
TEES AND ALL OTHERS WHO
MAY CLAIM AN INTEREST IN


an envelope or suitable convey-
ance clearly marked with the date,
time, and name of bid PCOC
CONTRACTOR (AIR CONDI-
TIONER) #2005-06. If hand deliv-
ered, proposals must be dated
and time stamped by receptionist.
Vendors may pick up proposal
specifications at the above ad-
dress. For further information call
(863) 533-0015 ext 147 or ext 143.
PROPOSAL
CONTRACTOR (AIR CONDI
TIONER) 2 LOCATIONS
Polk County Opportunity
Council, Inc., reserves the
right to accept or reject any
and all bids and to waive any
and all irregularities or techni-
calities of the bids, whichever
would be in the best interest of
Client(s) and Polk County Op-
portunity Council, Inc.
Mar. 24, 28, 31, Apr. 7, 2005-1028


4R


PLAT THEREOF, AS RE-
CORDED IN PLAT BOOK 85,
PAGES 46 THROUGH 48, IN-
CLUSIVE, OF THE PUBLIC
RECORDS OF POLK
COUNTY, FLORIDA.
TOGETHER WITH A 1990
PALM DOUBLE-WIDE MO-
BILE HOME CONTAINING
VINE'S PH066316A AND
PH066316B AND FL
TITLE#'S 49134288 AND
60161171.
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 11it day of March,
2005.
RICHARD M WEISS
Clerk Of The Circuit Court
By: s/ Lori Armiio
Deputy Clerk
(Seal)
Mar. 31, Apr. 7, 2005-1083

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.
CRAIG F. FINKLE; THE UN-
KNOWN SPOUSE OF CRAIG F.
FINKLE; SARAH F. FINKLE; THE
UNKNOWN SPOUSE. OF SARAH
F. FINKLE, 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.
53-2005-CA-001007-
0000-00-SEC 11
NOTICE OF ACTION
TO:
CRAIG F. FINKLE; THE UN-
KNOWN SPOUSE OF CRAIG
F. FINKLE; SARAH F. FINKLE;
THE UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF
SARAH F. FINKLE, IF LIVING,
INCLUDING ANY UNKNOWN
SPOUSE OF SAID DEFEN-
DANT(S), IF REMARRIED,
AND IF DECEASED, THE RE-
SPECTIVE UNKNOWN HEIRS,
DEVISEES, GRANTEES, AS-
SIGNEES, CREDITORS, LIEN-
ORS, AND TRUSTEES, AND
ALL OTHER PERSONS
CLAIMING BY, THROUGH,
UNDER OR AGAINST THE
NAMED DEFENDANTS)
WHOSE RESIDENCE ARE/IS:
UNKNOWN
YOU ARE HEREBY required to
file your answer or written de-
fenses, if any, In the above pro-
ceeding with the Clerk of this
Court, and to serve a copy thereof
upon the plaintiff's attorney, whose
name and address appears
hereon, on or before May 2, 2005
the nature of this proceeding being
a suit for foreclosure of mortgage
against the following described
property, to wit:
LOT 12, FALLING CREST
PHASE ONE, ACCORDING
TO THE PLAT THEREOF, AS
RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK
79, PAGE 31, OF THE PUB-
LIC RECORDS OF POLK
COUNTY, FLORIDA.
A/K/A 4453 IRIS STREET
NORTH, LAKELAND, FL
33813.
If you fail to file your answer or
written defenses in the above pro-
ceeding, on plaintiff's attorney, a
default will be entered against you
for the relief demanded in the
Complaint or Petition.
If you are a person with disabilities
who needs any accommodation in
order to participate in this pro-
ceeding, you are entitled at' no
cost to you, to the provision of cer-
tain assistance. Please contact the
Office of the Court Administrator,
(863) 534-4690, within two (2)
working days of your receipt of this
notice; if you are hearing or voice
impaired, call TDD (863) 534-7777
or Florida Relay Services 711.
Dated at Polk County this 28th
day of Malch, 2005.
RICHARD M. WEISS
CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT
By /s/ Shirley Deschamps
Deputy Clerk
(Seal)
Mar. 31, Apr. 7, 2005-1110


NOTICE TO BID
REQUEST FOR PROPOSAL
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that
proposals as listed below shall be
received by the Polk County Op-
portunity Council, Inc., up to TIuen
day. April 12. 2005 at 5:00 p.m.
Mail or hand deliver bids to:
Polk County Opportunity
Council, Inc.
450 West Main Street,
P.O. Box 160
Bartow, FL 33830
All proposals must be submitted in


been filed against you.
YOU ARE REQUIRED to serve
a copy of your written de-
fenses, if any, to it on Petition-
er's attorney, ELIZABETH
GREER, ESQUIRE, 5116 South
Lakeland, Drive, Lakeland, FL
33813, or Post Office Box
6455, Lakeland, Florida 33807,
on or before May 6, 2005, and
file the original with the Clerk
of this Court either before
service on Petitioner's Attorney
or immediately thereafter. Oth-
erwise a default will be entered
against you for the relief de-
manded in the Petition.
DATED: March 22, 2005
RICHARD M. WEISS
Clerk of Court
BY: /s/ Angelica Herrera
As Deputy Clerk
Mar. 31, Apr. 7,14, 21, 2005-1093










April 7, 2005 The Polk County Democrat 5B


Notice of Public Hearing Before The City
City Commission
Notice is hereby given that the City Commission of th
hold a Public Hearing at a regular City Commission r
April 18, 2005, at 6:30 p.m. in the City Commission C
City Hall located at 450 N. Wilson Avenue to consider
the following ordinances:
ORDINANCE NO. 2005-24
AMENDING THE FUTURE LAND USE MAP OF T
SIVE PLAN OF THE CITY OF BARTOW, FLORIDA;
BEING KNOWN AS "AMENDMENT #CPA-05-11-S
TO CHANGE THOSE PARCELS OF LAND OWNE
AIRE INC. AND ESSAU CONEY, FROM INSTITUTE
TRIAL AND FROM INDUSTRIAL TO INSTITUTION
SAID AMENDMENT TO THE FLORIDA DEPART
NITY AFFAIRS (DCA) FOR A FINDING OF COMPLIA
ORDINANCE NO. 2005-25
AMENDING THE ZONING MAP OF THE CITY OF B,
REZONING APPROXIMATELY 4.0 ACRES OF LANI
CISIONAIRE INC. LOCATED IN SECTION 6, TOW
RANGE 25 EAST, POLK COUNTY, FLORIDA, FRC
STITUTIONAL" TO 1-2, "INDUSTRIAL"; AND 2.9
OWNED BY ESSAU CONEY LOCATED IN SECTION
SOUTH, RANGE 25 EAST, POLK COUNTY, FLORI
DUSTRIAL" TO PI, "PUBLIC INSTITUTIONAL".
The proposed ordinances is available in the office of I
City Hall Complex. Interested parties may examine th
at the meeting and be heard with respect to the propo
Please be advised that if you desire to appeal from ai
a result of the above hearing or meeting, you will ni
proceedings and in some cases a verbatim record is
make your own arrangements to produce this reco
286.0105)
If you are a person with a disability who needs any ac
der to participate in this proceeding, you are entitled
you, to the provision of certain assistance. Please
Linda Culpepper at 450 N. Wilson Avenue, P.O. Box
ida 33831-1069 or phone (863) 534-0100 within 2 w
receipt of this meeting notification; if you are hearing
call 1-800-955-8771.
Linda Culpepper, City Clerk
Apr. 7, 2005-1215


NOTICE OF UNCLAIMED FUN
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the Board of Co
of Polk County, Florida, has received unclaimed f
County Clerk of Courts Office as follows:


OWNER OF FUNDS
EmilyAnne Hughart
Auto World
Gregoy Barr
YvlaMn Biename
Mukund Patel
Tonya Rddick
Claudla Lemon
Stanley Wincek
Frank Rol
Julio AlbertoGelpi
Carlos Amed P. Vallecllo
Lil Champ
Lena Lane
Mary Land insurance Group
Jeffrey Balltera
Neil Burger
Nell Burger
Mary D. Pattern
Don Tucker
Curt & Angela McPheraon
Kalelyn Reick
Gall Fletcher
eIley Carpenter
Sltae Farm Insurance
BrendaManrlguez
John Calvin
El Tanmpa Bar


DATE ISSUED

06-25-02

08-21-03

05-28-03
04-1403
02-24-03
03-18-03
03-20-03
02-13-03
02-13-03
12-20-02
11-14-02
11-26-02
09-27-02
07-23-02
'0-27-02
10-23-02
08-21-02
08-23-02
08-27-02
09-17-02
07-12-02
07-19-02
08-01-02
08-01-02


AMOUNT
$ 100.80
254.17
158.00
294.20
110.99
400.00
188.00
142.03
245800
104.25
495.00
102.00
100.00
577.08
101.00
122.88
357.82
146.00
148.00
2,043.58
754.80
120.00
148.00
698.02
100.00
281.00
555.00


All persons having or claiming any interest in said
thereof shall file their written claims, thereto with t
Commissioners of Polk County, Florida, at its office
within 90 days from the date of the publication of th
such unclaimed funds shall be forfeited to'Polk Cou
be paid into the General Fund Account of said Coun
BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSION
OF POLK COUNTY, FLORIDA
By:'Jack R. Myers, Chairman
Apr. 7, 2005-1206



NOTICE OF
ENACTMENT
The following ordinances were adopted and passed
April 4, 2005 at a regular.meeting of the City Commis
Bartow. Copies of these ordinances are.on file in thi
Clerk at 450 N. Wilson Avenue and available for ii
through Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
ORDINANCE NO. 2005-11
ANNEXING UPON THE PETITION OF THE OWNE
PROXIMATELY 16.7 ACRES LOCATED IN SECTION
29 SOUTH, RANGE 25 EAST, POLK COUNTY, FLOOR
ORDINANCE NO. 2005-14
AMENDING THE FUTURE LAND USE MAP OF Tf
SIVE PLAN OF THE CITY OF BARTOW, FLORIDA, S
BEING KNOWN AS "AMENDMENT #CPA-05-04-SS
ASSIGNING LAND USE TO A RECENTLY ANNEXED
BY HENRY GROVES, INC.; TRANSMITTING SAID
THE FLORIDA DEPARTMENT OF COMMUNITY AFF.
ORDINANCE NO. 2005-16
ANNEXING UPON THE PETITION OF THE OWNE
PROXIMATELY 324.5 ACRES LOCATED IN SECTI
30 SOUTH, RANGE 24 EAST, AND SECTION 12
SOUTH, RANGE 24 EAST, POLK COUNTY, FLORIDA
ORDINANCE NO. 2005-19
ANNEXING UPON THE PETITION OF THE OWNE
PROXIMATELY 16.2 ACRES LOCATED IN SECTIC
TOWNSHIP 29 SOUTH, RANGE 24 EAST, POLK COU
ORDINANCE NO. 2005-21
ANNEXING UPON THE PETITION OF THE OWNE
PROXIMATELY 15 ACRES LOCATED IN SECTION 2
SOUTH, RANGE 24 EAST, POLK COUNTY, FLORIDA
ORDINANCE NO. 2005-23
AUTHORIZING THE CITY OF BARTOW TO PURCH
BARTOW MUNICIPAL AIRPORT DEVELOPMENT,
PROXIMATELY 7.58 ACRES LOCATED AT THE BART
AIRPORT, ON CERTAIN TERMS AND CONDITIONS.
Please be advised that if you desire to appeal from ar
as a result of the above hearing or meeting, you will nee
proceedings and in some cases a verbatim record is re
make your own arrangements to produce this record
286.0105.)
.If you area person with, disabilities who needs any acc
order to participate in this proceeding, you are entitled
you, to the provision of certain assistance. Please con
Linda Culpepper at 450 N. Wilson Avenue, P.O. Box
Florida 33831-1069 or phone (863) 534-0100, within tf
days of your receipt of this meeting notification; if you
voice impaired, call 1-800-955-8771.
LINDA R. CULPEPPER
CITY CLERK
Apr. 7, 2005-1216


NOTICE
This ad shall serve as legal notifi-
cation of channel change effective
May 3, 2005, for Comcast cugom-
ers in the Lakes Wales area of
Polk County, Florida. Comcast will
cease out-of-market carriage of
WOFL-TV signal on its Lake
Wales cable system on May 3,
2005. If you have any questions
about these changes, please call
Comcast 888-831-2481,
Apr. 7, 2005-1204'


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT
of Bartow OF THE 1I0th JUDICIAL
CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR
e City of Bartow will POLK COUNTY, FLORIDA
meeting on Monday, GENERAL JURISDICTION
chamberss of Bartow DIVISION
3r the final reading of BANK OF AMERICA, N.A., F/K/A
NATIONSBANK, N.A.,
PLAINTIFF
THE COMPREHEN- VS.
SAID AMENDMENT V.
SSAID AMENDMENT HUBERT B. HURLEY, JR. A/K/A
S"; SPECIFICALLY HUBERT HURLEY A/K/A HU-
N BY PRECISION- BERT J. HURLEY A/K/A HUBERT
IONAL TO INDUS- JAMES HURLEY, IF LIVING, AND
,L; TRANSMITTING IF DEAD, THE UNKNOWN
tENT OF COMMU- SPOUSE, HEIRS, DEVISEES,
DANCE. GRANTEES, ASSIGNEES, LIEN-
ORS, CREDITORS, TRUSTEES
ARTOW, FLORIDA, AND ALL OTHER PARTIES
DOWNED BY PRE- CLAIMING AN INTEREST BY,
MNSHIP 30 SOUTHBTHROUGH, UNDER OR'
M PI, "PUBLIC IN- AGAINST HUBERT B. HURLEY,
ACRES OF LAND JR. A/KIA HUBERT HURLEY
N 6, TOWNSHIP 30 A/K/A HUBERT J. HURLEY A/K/A
IDA, FROM -2, "IN HUBERT JAMES HURLEY; UN-
KNOWN SPOUSE OF HUBERT
the City lerk in the B. HURLEY, JR. A/K/A HUBERT
hem there or appear HURLEY A/K/A HUBERT J. HUR-
sed ordinances. LEY A/K/A HUBERT JAMES
ny decision made as HURLEY, IF ANY; CITIFINAN-
ead a record'of the
required. You must CIAL EQUITY SERVICES, INC.;
required. You must e JOHN DOE AND JANE DOE AS
rd. (Florida Statute UNKNOWN TENANTS IN POS-
SESSION
accommodation in or- DEFENDANT(S)
I, at least no cost to CASE N
contact City Clerk 53-2003-CA-002924
1069, Bartow Flor- RE-NOTICE OF FORECLO-
working days of you SURE SALE
g or voice impaired, NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN
pursuant to an Order Granting the
Motion to Reset Foreclosure Sale
dated March 17, 2005 entered in
Civil Case No. 53-2003-CA-
002924 of the Circuit Court of the
DS 10TH Judicial Circuit in and for
unty Commissioners POLK County, BARTOW, Florida,
unds from the Polk I will sell to the highest and best
funds from the Polk bidder for cash at THE EAST
CORRIDOR ON THE FIRST
CHARACTER OF FUNDS FLOOR at the POLK County
UncaimnedFunds Courthouse located at 255 N
Unclimed Funds Broadway Ave. in Bartow, Florida,
unclaimed Funds at 9:00 a.m. on.the 21st day of
Unclaimed Funds AprL, 2005 the following described
unclaimed Funds property as set forth in said Sum-
Uncaimed Funds mary Final Judgment, to-wit:
UnclamedFunds STARTING AT THE
Unclaimed Funds NORTHEAST CORNER
d Fus OF LOT 2 OF BLOCK 5
Unclaimed Funds OF ALTURAS, A SUB-
Unclaimed Funds DIVISION RECORDED
UnclaimedFunds IN PLAT BOOK 4,
UnclaimedFunds PAGE 62, PUBLIC RE-
UnclaimedFunds CORDS OF POLK
Unclaimed Funds COUNTY, FLORIDA
Unclaimed Funds RUN THENCE WEST
Unclaimed Funds ALONG THE NORTH
Unclaimed Funds BOUNDARY OF SAID
UnclrimedFunds LOT 2, A DISTANCE
Unclaimed Funds OF 150.00 FEET; RUN
Unclmed Funds OUT
S UnclaimedFund 11 E. A DIS-
unclaimedFunds TANCE OF 98.88
Uncaimed Funds FEET; RUN THENCE
Unclaimed Funds EAST ALONG THE
Unclaimed Funds SOUTHERN BOUNDARY
UnclaimedFunds OF SAID LOT 2 A DIS-
Unclaimed Funds TANCE OF 130.89
UnclaimedFunds FEET TO THE EAST-
funds or any portion ERN BOUNDARY OF
the Board of County SAID LOT 2; RUN
e in Bartow, Florida, THENCE NORTH
his notice; otherwise, ALONG SAID EASTERN
nty, Florida, and shall BOUNDARY A DIS-
ty. TANCE OF 100.00
NERS FEET TO THE POINT
OF BEGINNING.
All sales are to be held at the
east end of the east corridor,
first floor, of the Polk County
Courthouse located at 255 North
Broadway Avenue, Bartow, Flor-
ida. Please note that the main
entrance is located on Church
Street. No entry is possible from
1 in law on Monday, Broadway Avenue. In the event
ssion of the City of any temporary change is neces-
e office of the City sary, the Clerk will post a "Notice
section Mda of Change" at the sale location
Monday directing the bidders to the tem-
porary sale location.
ER THEREOF AP- If you are a person with disabilities
)N 35, TOWNSHIP who needs any accommodation in
IDA. order to participate in this pro-
ceeding, you are entitled at no
HE COMPREHEN- cost to you, to the provision of cer-
AID AMENDMENT tain assistance. Please contact the
; SPECIFICALLY Office of the Court Administrator,
PARCEL OWNED (863) 534-4690, within two (2)
AMENDMENT TO working days of your receipt of this
AIRS. notice; if you are hearing or voice
impaired, call TDD (863) 534-7777
-R THEREOF AP- or Florida Relay Services 711.
ON 1, TOWNSHIP Dated this 21st day of March,
TOWNSHIP 30 2005.
RICHARD M. WEISS
Clerk of the Circuit Court
R THEREOF AP- By: /s/ Lori Armijo
ON 25, 35 & 36 Deputy Clerk
NTY, FLORIDA. (CIRCUIT COURT SEAL)
Apr. 7, 14, 2005-1163


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NOTICE OF PUBLIC SALE
S.T.A.R.S. TOWING gives Notice
of Foreclosure.of Lien and in-
tent to sell vehicles pursuant
to subsection 713.78 of the
Florida Statutes that on
04'/15/2005, 9:30 am at
2935 US HIGHWAY 17 S, BAR-
TOW, FL 33830-8982.
S.T.A.R.S. TOWING reserves the
right to accept or reject any
and/or all bids.
VIN# 2FAPP36XOMB1 51270
1991 FORD TEMPO WHITE
Apr. 7, 2005-1213 :


CITY OF BARTOW
BID NOTICE
Notice is hereby given that sealed
bids in triplicate, as.listed below
shall be received by the City of
Bartow, 505 North Mill Avenue,
Bartow, Florida 33830, up to 10:00
a.m. May 11.2005 to be opened
thereafter and publicly read in the
Conference Room of the Purchas-
ing Agent, 505 North Mill Avenue,
Bartow, Florida at 10:00 a.m. on
May 11. 2005. Bids shall be sub-
mitted to the City of Bartow, Atten-
tion Purchasing Department at
505 North Mill Avenue, Bartow,
Florida 33830.
All bids must be securely sealed in
an envelope and clearly 'marked
on the outside with the date, time
and name of bid. Detailed specifi-
cations and information may be
obtained from the Purchasing De:
partmeit at 863-534-0133.
The City of Bartow reserves the
right to reject any or all bids in
whole or part and/or to accept or
reject any items in the bid and
waive any informalities.
The City of Bartow will not be re-
sponsible for bids opened before
the specified time due to enve-
lopes that are not properly ad-
dressed and/or unmarked as in-
structed in this notice.
One (1) Back-Hoe
Per specifications
FOB Uaitow, FL
Apr. 7, 14, 2005-1201


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 April 7. 2005
Personal Representative:
SANDRA K. COLLINS
121 Ana-Rece Avenue
Auburndale, Florida
33823
Attorney for Personal Repre-
sentative:
ABEL A. PUTNAM, ATTORNEY
PUTNAM & CREIGHTON, P.A.
Florida Bar No.: 024090
P.O. Box 3545
Lakoland, Florida 33802
Telephone. 863/682,1178
Apr. 7, 14. 2005-12141


Notice Under Fictitious Name
Act
Notice is hereby given that the un-
dersigned, pursuant to the provi-
sions of the Fictitious Name Act.
Section 865.09, Florida Statutes,
as amended, intends to register
with the Secretary of State of Flor-
ida, the Fictitious Name of: Adams
& Son's Service Center
under which the undersigned is
engaged or will engage in busi-
ness at: 295 First Avenue South,
Bartow, FL 33830.
il the City of BRiow Florida
3830.
That the party/parties interested in
said business enterprise is/are as
follows: Raymond S Adams.
Apr 7. 2005-1192


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT
OF THE 10TH JUDICIAL
CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR
POLK COUNTY, FLORIDA
CIVIL DIVISION
WELLS FARGO BANK MINNE-
SOTA, NATIONAL ASSOCIA-
TION, AS TRUST FOR OPTION
ONE MORTGAGE LOAN TRUST
2001-A ASSET-BACKED CER-
TIFICATES, SERIES 2001-A,
Plaintiff,
vs.
WALLACE LINAMEN, et al,
Defendants.
CASE NO.:
53-2005-CA-000384-0000-SEC
07
NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE
SALE
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN
pursuant to a Final Judgment of
Foreclosure dated the 18th day of
March. 2005, and entered in Case
No. 53-2005-CA-000384-0000-
SEC 07, of the Circuit Court of the
10TH Judicial Circuit in and for
Polk County, Florida, wherein
WELLS FARGO BANK MINNE-
SOTA, NATIONAL ASSOCIA-
TION, AS TRUST FOR OPTION
ONE MORTGAGE LOAN TRUST
2001-A ASSET-BACKED CER-
TIFICATES, SERIES 2001-A, is
the Plaintiff and WALLACE LINA-
MEN; CITIFINANCIAL EQUITY
SERVICES, INC.; STATE OF
FLORIDA, DEPARTMENT OF
REVENUE, KIMBERLY LINA-
MEN; JOHN DOE; JANE DOE AS
UNKNOWN TENANTS) IN POS-
SESSION OF THE SUBJECT
PROPERTY are defendants. I will
sell to the highest and best bidder
for cash at the EAST END OF
THE EAST CORRIDOR, 1ST
FLOOR, POLK COUNTY COURT-
HOUSE, 255 N BROADWAY
AVENUE, BARTOW, FLORIDA (
ENTRY ON CHURCH STREET),
at 9:00 a.m. on the 22nd day of
ApL 2006, the following de-
scribed property as set forth in
said Final Judgment, to wit:
That part of Lots 29, 31 and
that part of a closed street
(Columbia Ave.) as shown
on the plat of GIBSONIA
UNIT NO. 14, as recorded in
Plat Book 11, Page 30, Pub-
lic Records of Polk County,
Florida, all more fully de-
scribed as follows: Begin at
a point on the North line of
said Lot 31, said point being
24.0 feet East of the NW cor-
ner of said Lot 31, run
thence East along the North
line of said Lot 31 and said
North line extended a dis-
tance of 74.0 feet; run
thence South and parallel
with the West line of said
Lot 31 a distance of 142.75
feet to a point on the South
line of said Lot 29; run
thence West along the
South line of said Lot 29 and
said South line extended a
distance of 74.0 feet to a
point on the South line of
said Lot 31, said point being
24.0 feet East of the SW cor-
ner of said Lot 31; run
thence North and parallel
with the West line of said
Lot 31 a distance of 142.75
feet to the Point of Begin-
ning.
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 21st day of March.
2005.
RICHARD M WEISS
Clerk Of The Circuit Court
By: /s/ Yvette Johnson
Deputy Clerk
(Seal),
Apr. 7, 14, 2005-1171



IN THE CIRCUIT COURT IN AND
FOR POLK COUNTY, FLORIDA,
PROBATE DIVISION
IN RE: ESTATE OF
SHIRLEY J. DOBRUCK,
Deceased.
FILE NO.
05CP-0608
NOTICE TO CREDITORS
The administration of the estate
of SHIRLEY J. DOBRUCK,
deceased, File No. 05CP-0608, 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. The names
and addresses of the personal
representative and the personal
representative's attorney are set
forth below.
All creditors of the decedent
and other persons having claims
or demands against decedent's
estate, including unmatured, con-
tingent or unliquidated claims, on
whom a copy of this notice is
served must file their claims with
this Court WITHIN THE LATER
OF THREE MONTHS AFTER
THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUB-
LICATION OF THIS NOTICE OR
THIRTY DAYS AFTER THE
DATE OF SERVICE OF A COPY
OF THIS NOTICE ON THEM.
All other creditors of the dece-
dent arid other persons having
claims or demands against the de-
cedent's, estate, including unma-
tured, contingent or unliquidated
claims, must file their claims with


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN
AND FOR POLK COUNTY,
FLORIDA
CIVIL DIVISION
MARIA ORTIZ, a Married
Woman, as her sole and sepa-
rate property,
Plaintiff,
VS
REBECA HORTA, a/k/a REBECA
HORTA LOPEZ; CLERK OF
COURTS, POLK COUNTY, FL;
BOARD OF COUNTY COMMIS-
SIONERS OF POLK COUNTY
and ST. ABANOUB GROUP,
INC., d/b/a PRICELESS CAR &
TRUCK RENTAL,
Defendant.
CASE NO:
04CA-4837
DIVISION 7
Fla. Bar No. 185453
NOTICE OF SALE
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN
that pursuant to a Summary Final
judgment of Foreclosure entered
in the above-styled cause in the
Circuit Court of Polk County, Flor-
ida, I will sell the property situated
in Polk County, Florida described
as:
Lot 7, LESS the North 20 feet
and all of LOT 8, Block 2,
SUNSET GARDENS, accord-
ing to the map or plat thereof
recorded in Plat Book 12,
Page 5, Public Records of
Polk County, Florida.
a/k/a 1024 Sunrise Court,
Lakeland, FL 33801.
Folio No. 092824-177000-
002071
at Public Sale, to the highest and
best bidder for cash except as set
forth hereinafter, on the 22nd day
of April, 2005, at 9:00 a.m., at the
East End of the East Corridor,
First Floor, Polk County Court-
house, 255 N Broadway, Bartow,
FL 33830.
All sales are to be held at th@ east
end of the east corridor, firstlroor,
of the Polk County Courthouse lo-
cated at 255 North Broadway Ave-
nue, Bartow, Florida. Please note
that the main entrance is located
on Church Street. No entry is pos-
sible from Broadway Avenue. In
the event any temporary change is
necessary, the Clerk will post a "
Notice of Change" at the sale loca-
tion directing the bidders to the
temporary sale location.
If you are a person with a disability
who needs any accommodation in
order to participate in this pro-
ceeding, you are entitled, at no
cost to you, to the provision of cer-
tain assistance. Please contact the
Office of the Court Administrator,
(863) 534-4690, within two (2)
working days of your receipt of this
notice; if you are hearing or voice
impaired, call (TDD) (863) 534-
7777. or Florida Relay Service
711.
RICHARD WEISS
As Clerk of the Circuit Court
BY: /$/ Yvette Johnson
As Deputy Clerk
(Court Seal)
Apr. 7, 14,2005-1169


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
10TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND
FOR POLK COUNTY, FLORIDA
IN RE: ESTATE OF
HATTIE WILSON,
Deceased.
PROBATE FILE NO.
05CP-0706
NOTICE TO CREDITORS
AND NOTICE OF
ADMINISTRATION
The administration of the estate
of Hattie Wilson, is pending in the
Circuit Court for Polk County, Flor-
ida,.Probate Division, the address
of which is Drawer CC-4, P.O. Box
9000, Bartow, Florida 33830-9000.
The estate is testate and the date
of the decedent's Will is October
11, 1988. The names and ad-
dresses of the personal represen-
tative and the personal represen-
tative's attorney are set forth be-
low.
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 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 dece-
dent'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 OBJECTIONS NOT SO
FILED WILL BE FOREVER
BARRED.
The date of the first publication
of this notice is April 7, 2005.
Personal Representative:
Helen Mallard
Post Office Box 1139
Lakeland, Florida 33802
Attorney and Personal Represen-
tative:
E. Snow Martin, Jr. -
Florida Bar No. 050872.
Martin & Martin, P.A. :r
200 Lake Morton Drive, Suite 300
Lakeland, Florida 33801
Apr. 7, 14, 2005-1220


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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.
TAM T. PHAM A/K/A TAM THI
PHAM; UNKNOWN SPOUSE
TAM T. PHAM A/K/A TAM THI
PHAM; JOHN DOE; JANE DOE
AS UNKNOWN TENANTS) IN
POSSESSION OF THE SUBJECT
'PROPERTY,
Defendants.
CASE NO.:
53-2005-CA-000145-0000-00-
SEC 07
NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE
SALE
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN
pursuant to a Final Judgment of
Foreclosure dated the 18th day of
March. 2005, and entered in Case
No. 53-2005-CA-000145-0000-00-
SEC 07, of the Circuit Court of the
10TH Judicial Circuit in and for
Polk County, Florida, wherein
CHASE MANHATTAN MORT-
GAGE CORPORATION, is the
Plaintiff and TAM T. PHAM A/K/A
TAM THI PHAM; UNKNOWN
SPOUSE TAM T. PHAM A/K/A
TAM THI PHAM; JOHN DOE;
JANE DOE AS UNKNOWN TEN-
ANT(S) IN POSSESSION OF THE
SUBJECT PROPERTY are defen-
dants. I will sell to the highest and
best bidder for cash at the EAST
END OF THE EAST CORRIDOR,
1ST FLOOR, POLK COUNTY
COURTHOUSE, 255 N BROAD-
WAY, BARTOW, FLORIDA (EN-
TRY ON CHURCH STREET), at
the Polk County Courthouse, in
BARTOW, Florida, at 9:00 a.m. on
the 22nd day of April 2005, the
following described property as set
forth in said Final Judgment, to
wit:
THE EAST 70 FEET OF LOT
45 AND THE EAST 70 FEET
OF THE NORTH 20 FEET OF
LOT 46, WEST CANNON
HEIGHTS, ACCORDING TO
THE PLAT THEREOF, AS
RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK
12, PAGE 50, OF THE PUB-
LIC RECORDS OF POLK
COUNTY, FLORIDA.
All sales are to be held at the east
end of the east corridor, first floor,
of the Polk County Courthouse lo-
cated at 255 North Broadway Ave-
nue, Bartow, Florida. Please note
that the main entrance is located
on Church Street. No entry is pos-
sible from Broadway Avenue. In
the event any temporary change is
necessary, the Clerk will post a "
Notice of Change" at the sale loca-
tion directing the bidders to the
temporary sale location.
If you are a person with disabilities
who needs any accommodation in
order to participate in this pro-
ceeding, you are entitled at no
cost to you, to the provision of cer-
tain assistance. Please contact the
Office of the Court Administrator,
(863) 534-4690, within two (2)
working days of your receipt of this
notice; if you are hearing or voice
impaired, call TDD (863) 534-7777
or Florida Relay Services 711.
Dated this 21st day of April
2005.
RICHARD M WEISS
Clerk Of The Circuit Court
By: /s/ Yvette Johnson
Deputy Clerk
(Seal)
Apr. 7, 14, 2005-1173




IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN
AND FOR POLK COUNTY,
FLORIDA
PROBATE DIVISION
IN RE: ESTATE OF
MILDRED B. GRIZZARD
Deceased.
File No.:
03CP-0953
NOTICE TO CREDITORS
The administration of the estate
of MILDRED B. GRIZZARD, de-
ceased, whose date of death was
March 7, 2003; File Number
03CP-0953, is pending in the Cir-
cuit Court of Polk County, Florida,
Probate Division, the address of
which is Richard M. Weiss, Clerk
of the Court, Post Office Box
9000, Drawer CC-2, Bartow, Flor-
ida 33830-9000. 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, who have
claims or demands against dece-
dent's estate, and who have been
served a copy of this notice, must
file their claims with this court ON
OR BEFORE THE LATER OF 3.
MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF
THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF
THIS NOTICE OR 30 DAYS AF-
TER THE DATE OF SERVICE OF
A COPY OF THIS NOTICE ON
THEM.. I
All other creditors of the dece-
dent and other persons who have ;
claims or demands against the de-
cedent's estate, must file their
claims with this court WITHIN 3
MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF ..
THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF '
THIS NOTICE.. C
ALL CLAIMS NOT SO FILED s
WILL BE FOREVER BARRED.
NOTWITHSTANDING THE
TIME PERIODS SET FORTH
ABOVE, ANY CLAIM FILED
TWO (2) OR MORE YEARS AF-
TER THE DECEDENT'S DATE
OF DEATH IS BARRED.
THE DATE OF FIRST PUBLI-
CATION OF THIS NOTICE IS:
April 7, 2005. A
Personal Representative: I el
ROBERT H. GRIZZARD, II of
PO BOX 992 ca
Lakeland, Florida 33802 nh
Attorneys for Personal Represen- th
tative: or
ROBERT H. GRIZZARD, II, P.A. sil
By: ROBERT H. GRIZZARD, II. th'
ESQUIRE ne


e event any temporary change is N
necessary, the Clerk will post a A
notice of Change" at the sale loca- ta
n directing the bidders to the 1
Temporary sale location. W
you are a person with disabilities T
io needs any accommodation in B
ier to participate in this pro- N
eding, you are entitled at no F
st to you, to the provision of cer- A
1 assistance. Please contact the
fice of the Court Administrator,
63) 534-4690, within two (2)
rking days of your receipt of this
tice; if you are hearing or voice
paired, call TDD (863) 534-7777
Florida Relay Services 711.
HARD M. WEISS
Clerk of the Court
/s/ Shirley Deschamps
As Deputy Clerk
al)
. 7, 14, 2005-1210


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT IN AND
FOR POLK COUNTY, FLORIDA
THE CHASE MANHATTAN
BANK, AS TRUSTEE UNDER THE
POOLING AND SERVICING
AGREEMENT, DATED AS OF
AUGUST 1, 2001, AMONG
CREDIT-BASED ASSET SERVIC-
ING AND SECURITIZATION LLC,
RESIDENTIAL ASSET FUNDING
CORPORATION, LITTON LOAN
SERVICING LP AND THE CHASE.
MANHATTAN BANK, C-BASS
MORTGAGE LOAN ASSET-
BACKED CERTIFICATES, SERIES
2001-CB3, WITHOUT RE-
COURSE
Plaintiff,
vs.
DARRIN BRYANT; MICHELLE
BRYANT; UNKNOWN TENANT I;
UNKNOWN TENANT II; POINCI-
ANA, NEIGHBORHOOD 3, VIL-
LAGE 3 HOMEOWNER'S ASSO-
CIATION, INC.; POINCIANA
HOMEOWNER'S ASSOCIATION,
INC., and any unknown heirs,
devisees, grantees, creditors,
and other unknown persons or
unknown spouses claiming by,
through and under any of the
above-named Defendants,
Defendants.
CASE NO.:
53-2003-CA-1872-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 21st day of April. 2005,
at 9:00 o'clock A.M., at the East
corridor, first floor, 255 N. Broad-
way in Bartow, Florida 33830 offer
for sale and sell at public outcry to
the highest and best bidder for
cash, the following-described
property situate in Polk County,
Florida:
Lot 9, Block 84,
POINCIANA, NEIGH-
BORHOOD 3, VILLAGE
3, according to the
map or plat thereof
as recorded in Plat
Book 52, Page 19,
Public Records of
Polk County, Florida.
pursuant to the Final Judg-
ment entered in a case
pending in said Court, the
style of which is indicated
above.
All sales are to be held at the east
end of the east corridor, first floor,
of the Polk County Courthouse lo-
cated at 255 North Broadway Ave-
nue, Bartow, Florida. Please note
that the main entrance is located
on Church Street. No entry is pos-
sible from Broadway Avenue. In
the event any temporary change is
necessary, the Clerk will post a "
Notice of Change" at the sale lo-
cation directing the bidders to the
temporary sale location.
If you are a person with a dis-
ability who needs any accom-
modation in order to partici-
pate in this proceeding, you are
entitled, at no cost to you, to
the provision of certain assis-
tance. Please contact the Of-
fice of the Court Administrator,
(863) 534-4690, within two
(2) working days of your re-
ceipt of this notice; if you are
hearing or voice impaired, call
(TDD) (863) 534-7777, or
Florida Relay Service 800-955-
8770.
WITNESS my hand and official
seal of said Court this 21St day
of March, 2005.
Richard Weiss
CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT
COURT
BY: /s/ Lori Armilo
Deputy Clerk
(Court Seal)
Apr. 7, 14, 2005-1164








IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF
FLORIDA IN AND FOR POLK
COUNTY
DEUTSCHE BANK TRUST COM-
PANY F/K/A BANKERS TRUST
COMPANY AS TRUSTEE,
Plaintiff,
'vs.
DALE J. COLLINS; LORETTA
LYNN COLLINS: UNKNOWN
TENANT,
Defendants.
CASE NO.
53-2004-CA-1695-WH
NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE
SALE
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN
pursuant to a Final Judgment of
Foreclosure dated March 31
2005, and entered in Case No. 53-
2004-CA-1695-WH, of the Circuit
Court of the Tenth Judicial Circuit .
in and for Polk County, Florida,
wherein DEUTSCHE BANK
TRUST COMPANY F/K/A BANK-
ERS TRUST COMPANY AS
TRUSTEE, is a Plaintiff, and
DALE J. COLLINS; LORETTA
LYNN COLLINS; UNKNOWN
TENANT are the Defendants. I
will sell to the highest and best
bidder for cash at Polk County (
Courthouse East Corridor, 255 N.
roadway, Bartow, Fl, at 09:00
AM on May 5. 2005, the following t
described property as set forth in
pid Final Judgment, to wit: 1
LOT 73, OF FLAMINGO 1
HEIGHTS, AS SHOWN BY
MAP OR PLAT THEREOF, AS
RECORDED IN THE OFFICE
OF THE CLERK OF THE CIR- "
CUlT COURT IN AND FOR ,
POLK COUNTY, FLORIDA, IN (
PLAT BOOK 37, AT PAGE T
37. ,
II sales are to be held at the east
Id of the east corridor, first floor. o
the Polk County Courthouse Io- 2
ited at 255 North Broadway Ave-
je, Bartow, Florida. Please note
at the main entrance is located
i Church Street. No entry is pos-
ble from Broadway Avenue. In C


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IN THE CIRCUIT COURT
OF THE 10TH JUDICIAL
CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR
POLK COUNTY, FLORIDA
CIVIL DIVISION
MANUFACTURERS & TRADERS
TRUST COMPANY, ONE M&T
PLAZA, BUFFALO, NY 14203-
2399, TRUSTEE FOR SECURITI-
ZATION SERIES 1998-1, AGREE-
MENT DATED 3-1-98,
Plaintiff,
vs.
LESTER MILLER; EMMA
MILLER; UNKNOWN SPOUSE
OF EMMA MILLER; POLK
COUNTY, FLORIDA; JOHN DOE;
JANE DOE AS UNKNOWN TEN-
ANT(S) IN POSSESSION OF THE
SUBJECT PROPERTY,
Defendants.
CASE NO.:
53-2004 CA 000451 0000 SEC 04
RE-NOTICE OF FORECLO-
SURE SALE
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN
pursuant to a Motion and Order
Resetting Foreclosure Sale Date
dated the I8Lh day of March,
2005, and entered in Case No. 53-
2004 CA 000451 0000 SEC 04, of
the Circuit Court of the 10TH Judi-
cial Circuit in and for Polk County,
Florida, wherein MANUFACTUR-
ERS & TRADERS TRUST COM-
-PANY, ONE M&T PLAZA, BUF-
FALO, NY 14203-2399, TRUSTEE
FOR SECURITIZATION SERIES
1998-1, AGREEMENT DATED 3-
1-98 is the Plaintiff and LESTER
MILLER; EMMA MILLER; UN-
KNOWN SPOUSE OF EMMA
MILLER; POLK COUNTY, FLOR-
IDA; JOHN DOE; JANE DOE AS
UNKNOWN TENANTS) IN POS-
SESSION OF THE SUBJECT
PROPERTY are defendants. I will
sell to the highest and best bidder
for cash at the EAST END OF
THE EAST CORRIDOR, 1ST
FLOOR, POLK COUNTY COURT-
HOUSE, 255 N BROADWAY,
BARTOW, FLORIDA (ENTRY ON
CHURCH STREET), at the Polk
County Courthouse, in BARTOW,
Florida, at 9:00 a.m. on the21st
day of Aril. 2005, the following
described property as set forth in
said Firial Judgment, to wit:
LOT 47, LAKE SILVER TER-
RACE, A SUBDIVISION, AC-
CORDING TO THE PLAT OR
MAP DESCRIBED IN PLAT
BOOK 18 PAGE 41, OF THE
PUBLIC RECORDS OF
POLK COUNTY, FLORIDA.
All sales are to be held at the east
end of the east corridor, first floor,
of the Polk County Courthouse lo-
cated at 255 North Broadway Ave-
nue, Bartow, Florida. Please note
that the main entrance is located
on Church Street. No entry is pos-
sible from Broadway Avenue. In
the event any temporary change is
necessary, the Clerk will post a "
Notice of Change" at the sale loca-
tion directing the bidders to the
temporary sale location.
If. you are a person with disabilities
who needs any accommodation in
order to participate in this pro-
ceeding, you are entitled at no
cost to you, to the provision of cer-
tain assistance. Please contact the
Office of the Court Administrator,
(863) 534-4690, within two (2)
working days of your receipt of this
notice; if you are hearing or voice
impaired, call TDD (863) 534-7777
or Florida Relay Services 711.
Dated this 22-n day of March,
2005.
RICHARD M WEISS
Clerk Of The Circuit Court
By: /s/ Yvette Johnson
Deputy Clerk
(Seal)
Apr. 7, 14; 2005-1174

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR
POLK COUNTY, FLORIDA
PROBATE DIVISION
IN RE: ESTATE OF
BARBARA ANN WILLI-
FORD
Deceased.
File No.
05 CP-0669
NOTICE TO CREDITORS
The administration of the es-
tate of BARBARA ANN
WILLIFORD, deceased, whose
date of death was January
21st, 2004 and whose So-
cial Security Number is 266-
82-1474, is pending in the Cir-
cuit Court for POLK County,
Florida, Probate Division, the
address of which is Post Of
fice Box 9000, Drawer
C-4, Bartow. Florida
33831-9000 The names
and addresses of the personal
representative and the personal
representative's attorney are
set forth below.
All creditors of the decedent
and other persons having claims
or demands against decedent's
estate, on whom a copy of this no-
;ice 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-
lent and persons having claims or
demands against the decedent's
estate must file their claims with
his court WITHIN THREE
MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF
THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF
THIS NOTICE.
ALL CLAIMS NOT SO FILED
VILL BE FOREVER BARRED.
NOTWITHSTANDING THE
rIME PERIOD SET FORTH
iBOVE, ANY CLAIM FILED TWO
2) YEARS OR MORE AFTER
'HE DECEDENT'S DATE OF
)EATH IS BARRED.
The date of the first publication
f this Notice is Thursday April 7
005.
Person Giving Notice:
SANDRA ELAINE BAKER
3225 Spring Lake Rd.
Lake Wales, FL 33898
:YNTHIA CROFOOT RIG-
IANESE, ESQUIRE


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.
JAMES H. BOSWELL; CHAR-
LENE A. BOSWELL; JOHN DOE;
JANE DOE AS UNKNOWN TEN-
ANT(S) IN POSSESSION OF THE
SUBJECT PROPERTY,
Defendants.
CASE NO.:
53-2003-CA-005213-0000-SEC 4
RE-NOTICE OF FORECLO-
SURE SALE
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN
pursuant to a Motion and Order
Resetting Foreclosure Sale Date
dated the 1811h day of March,
2005, and entered in Case No. 53-
2003-CA-0052t3-0000-SEC 4, of
the Circuit Court of the 10TH Judi-
cial Circuit in and for Polk County,
Florida, wherein MORTGAGE
ELECTRONIC REGISTRATION
SYSTEMS, INC., AS NOMINEE
FOR HOMECOMINGS FINAN-
CIAL, NETWORK, INC. is the
Plaintiff and JAMES H.
BOSWELL; CHARLENE A.
BOSWELL; JOHN DOE; JANE
DOE AS UNKNOWN TENANTS)
IN POSSESSION OF THE SUB-
JECT PROPERTY are defen-
dants. I will sell to the highest and
best bidder for cash at the east
corridor on the 1st floor, of the
Polk County Courthouse, in BAR-
TOW, Florida, 9:00 a.m. on the
21st day of ApriL 2005, the follow-
ing described property as set forth
in said Final Judgment, to wit:
LOTS 1 AND 2, BLOCK A,
EMERALD HEIGHTS, AC-
CORDING TO THE PLAT
THEREOF, AS RECORDED
IN PLAT BOOK 8, PAGE 24,
OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS
OF POLK COUNTY, FLOR-
IDA.
All sales are to be held at the east
end of the east corridor, first floor,
of the Polk County Courthouse 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-
ion directing t!i, bidders to the
temporary sale location,
f you are a person with disabilities
who needs any accommodation in
order to ip: i:cpx;e in this pro-
:eeding, you aie entitled at no
:ost to you, to the provision of cer-
ain assistance. Please contact the
Office of the Court Administrator,
863) 534-4690, within two (2)
working days of your receipt of this
notice: if you are hearing or voice
impaired, call TDD (863) 534-7777
ir Florida Relay Services 711.
Dated this 22_1 day of March,
1005.
RICHARD M WEISS
Clerk Of The Circuit Court
ly: /s/ Yvette Johnson
)eputy Clerk
Seal)
Apr. 7, 14, 2005-1175


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
10TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF
FLORIDA IN AND FOR POLK
COUNTY, GENERAL JURISDIC-
TION DIVISION
t ank, I usti ,
I AllI
vs.
Billy 1. Dunn ot al.,
DEFENDANTS.
No. 53-03-CA-0100
AMENDED NOTICE OF
FORECLOS'RESALE
Notice is hermr', oven that, pur-
suant to that I nial .daimnent of
Foreclosuri datea March 21,
2003, and e:;ite. :1 civil case
number 53-l(-l 'i00, of the
Circuit Court i ithe 10th Judicial
Circuit in anc:' foi Polk County,
Florida, whui:j,,: CITIBANK, N.A.,
AS TRUSTEE, is Plaintiff and Billy
T. Dunn; Chasity L Dunn; Haley
B. Wooley; Maridell C. Wooley;
Bank of America, National Asso-
ciation f/k/a NationsBank, N.A.,
successor by merger to Barnett
Bank, N.A.; Unknown persons) in
possession of the subject,real
property, is/are Defendant(s), I will
sellto the highest and best bidder
for cash East Corridor, First Floor,
255 North Broadway Avenue, Polk
County, Florida, at 9:00am on the
21st day of April, 2005, the follow-
ing described property as set forth
in said Final Judgment, to wit:
TRACT 66, RANCHLAND
ACRES ADDITION ACCORD-
ING TO THE PLAT THEREOF,
AS RECORDED IN PLAT
BOOK 81 PAGES 32 AND
33.OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS
OF POLK COUNTY, FLORIDA
TOGETHER WITH A 1990
SHAD, MOBILE HOME, VIN #
14605409A, TITLE #
49021419, RP #
R0549930 AND VIN #
14605409B, TITLE #
49021416, RP #
R0549931.
NOTE: Pursuant to the Fair,
Debt Collection Practices Act
you are advised that this law
firm is deemed to be a debt col-
lector attempting to collect a
debt and any information ob-
tained will be used for that pur-
pose.
All sales are to be held at the east
end of the east corridor, first iloor,
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 t 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 22nd day of March,
2005.
RICHARD M. WEISS
Clerk of Circuit Court
By /s/ Yvette Johnson
Deputy Clerk
(Seal)
Apr. 7, 14, 2005-1176


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IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN
AND FOR POLK COUNTY, FLOR-
IDA
CIVIL DIVISION
IN RE: FORFEITURE OF:
1999 SILVER DODGE
DURANGO VIN#
1B4H528Y4XF516966


CASE NO.: 2005CA-001106
SECTION: 11
NOTICE OF FORFEITURE
PROCEEDINGS
Wayne Broderick
3123 Crystal Hills Loop
South
Lakeland, Florida 33803
AND ALL OTHER PER-
SONS who claim an interest in
the above-captioned property:
Grady Judd, as Sher-
iff of Polk County, Florida, ("
Polk County Sheriff's Office"),
gives notice of forfeiture pro-
ceedings pursuant to Sections
932.701-707, Florida Statutes,
in regard to the above-de-
scribed property ("Captioned
Property").
1. Captioned Property was
seized in or near Lakeland, in
Polk County, Florida on or
about February 11, 2005, by
the Polk County Sheriff's Office
and Captioned Property is pres-
ently in the custody of the Polk
County Sheriffs Office.
2. Any owner, entity, bona fide
lien holder, or person in posses-
sion of the property at the
time of seizure has the right to
request an adversarial prelimi-
nary hearing fromthe Tenth
Judicial Circuit Court todeter-
mine whether probable cause
exists to believe that Cap-
tioned Property has been or is
being used in violation of the
Florida Contraband Forfeiture
Act.
3. A Complaint seeking forfei-
ture of Captioned Property was
filed in the Circuit Court of the
Tenth Judicial Circuit in and for
Polk County on or about March
16, 2005.
CERTIFICATE OF SERVICE
I HEREBY CERTIFY that a true
and correct copy of the forego-
ing was furnished to the ad-
dressee(s) herein this 23rd day
of March. 2005. ,
CASSANDRA L..DENMARK, ES-
QUIRE
Polk County Sheriff's Office
455 Niorih oadw., ..
Earr.,w. Florida 3,38.'1 .
S -. 'i : I 4-t 4
Fl:r.. 3 Bar #0553247 .
Mar. 31, Apr. 7, 2005-1098





IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
10TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND
FOR POLK COUNTY, FLORIDA
CHASE HOME FINANCE, LLC,
successor by merger to CHASE
MANHATTAN MORTGAGE COR-
PORATION,
Plaintiff,
vs.
MICHAELL, MARINER, et al.,
Defendant(s).
CASE NO.
53-2005-CA-764-0000 SEC. 11
NOTICE OF ACTION
'TO:
MICHAEL L. MARINER and
UNKNOWN SPOUSE;'if mar-
ried; AISHA E. TEACHER and
UNKNOWN SPOUSE, if mar-
ried if alive, and/or dead his (
their) unknown heirs, devi-
sees, legatees or grantees
and all persons or parties
claiming by, through, under
or against him (them).
Addresses unknown.
YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an
Action for foreclosure of a mort-
gage on the following property in
POLK County, Florida:
LOT 4, SPIRIT LAKE VIL--
LAGE, PHASE TWO, AC-
CORDING TO PLAT
THEREOF RECORDED IN
PLAT BOOK 97, PAGE 18,
PUBLIC RECORDS OF
POLK COUNTY, FLORIDA.
has been filed against you and
you are required to serve a copy
of your written defense, if any, to it
on SPEAR AND HOFFMAN, P.A.,
Attorneys, whose address is 708
South Dixie Highway, Coral Ga-
bles, Florida 33146,' (305) 666-
2299, within 30 days after the
first publication of the notice
and to file the original with the
Clerk of this Court either before
service on SPEAR AND HOFF-
MAN, P.A., attorneys or immedi-
ately thereafter; otherwise, a de-
fault will be entered against you
for the relief demanded in the
Complaint or Petition.
If you are a person with disabilities
who needs any accommodation in
order to 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 25th day
of March, 2005:.
RICHARD M. WEISS
As Clerk of the Court
By: /s/ Angelica Herrera
As .Deputy Clerk
ISeall
t.1r 31, Apr. 7, 2005-1111
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IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN
AND FOR POLK COUNTY, FLOR-
IDA
CIVIL DIVISION
IN RE: FORFEITURE OF:
EIGHT THOUSAND AND THREE
HUNDRED AND FIFTEEN AND
00/100 DOLLARS ($8,315.00)
U.S. CURRENCY
/

CASE NO.: 2005CA-001187
SECTION: 07
NOTICE OF FORFEITURE
PROCEEDINGS
Sherill Parsons
5079 E. Hinson Avenue
Haines City, Florida
AND ALL OTHER PER-
SONS who claim an interest in
the above-captioned property:
Grady Judd, as Sher-
iff of Polk County, Florida, ("
Polk County Sheriff's Office"),
gives notice of forfeiture pro-
ceedings pursuant to Sections
932.701-707, Florida Statutes,
in regard to the above-de-
scribed property ("Captioned
Property").
1. Captioned Property was
seized in or near Haines City, in
Polk County, Florida on or
about February 22, 2005, by
the Polk County Sheriff's Office
and Captioned Property is pres-
ently in the custody of the Polk
County Sheriff's Office.
2. Any owner, entity, bona fide
lien holder, or person in posses-
sion of the property at the
time of seizure has the right to
request an adversarial prelimi-
nary hearing from the Tenth
Judicial Circuit Court to deter-
mine whether probable cause
exists to believe that Cap-
tioned Property has been or is
being used in violation of the
Florida Contraband Forfeiture
Act.
3. A Complaint seeking forfei-
ture of Captioned Property was
filed in the Circuit Court of the
Tenth Judicial Circuit in and for
Polk County on or about March
23,2005.
CERTIFICATE OF SERVICE
I HEREBY CERTIFY that a true
and correct copy of the forego-
ing was furnished to the ad-
dressee(s) herein this 23rd day
of March. 2005.
CASSANDRA L. DENMARK, ES-
QUIRE
Polk County Sheriff's Office
'455 North BroadWay
Bartow-Florida 33830
(863) 534-6294
Florida Bar #0553247
Mar. 31, Apr. 7, 2005-1113





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 C. 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.- HAWK, Es-
quire, Post Office Box 8209,
Lakeland, Florida 33802-8209, the
Petitioner's Attorney, on or before
April 16. 2005. 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
againstyou 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
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: /sl Valerie Neal
Deputy Clerk
(Court Seal)
Mar. 17, 24, 31, Apr. 7, 2005-0934


Webb's Towing &
Recovery Service
2005 Highway 92 East
Lakeland, Florida 33801
863/687-0304
FAX/688-09.6,,
PUBLIC AUCTION NOTICE
April 30, 2005 9:00 am
1987 Honda Accord
VIN# 1HGCA5444HA025558
1995 Hyundai Acceht
VIN# KMHVF14N8SU094958
1991 Toyota Camry
VIN# 4T1SV21E3MU288218
1988 Volkswagon Fox
VIN# 9BWCA030XJP054894
1984 Chevrolet Caprice
VIN# 2G1AN69HXE9163648
2005 UD box truck
VIN# JNAPA80H75AN50042
1996 Ford Ranger
VIN# 1FTCR 10A4TTA02550
1996 Chrysler 2 door
VIN# 4C3AU52N7TE429256
1993 Buick Skylark
VIN# 1G4NV54N2PC303845
1998 Ford Taurus
VIN# 1FAFP52U5WA169085
1983 Nissan Stanza
VIN# JN1HT14S4CT018857
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IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR
POLK COUNTY, FLORIDA
PROBATE DIVISION
IN RE: ESTATE OF
ALENE JOYCE MILLS,
Deceased.
File Number:
05-CP-0644
DIVISION: Probate
NOTICE TO CREDITORS
(Summary Administration)
TO ALL PERSONS HAVING
CLAIMS OR DEMANDS
AGAINST THE ABOVE ESTATE:
You are hereby notified that an
Order of Summary Administration
has been entered in the estate of
ALENE JOYCE MILLS, de-
ceased, File Number 05CP-0644,
by the Circuit Court for Polk
County, Florida, Probate Division,
the address of which is Post Office
Box 9000, Drawer CC-4, Bartow,
FL 33830; that the descendant's
date of death was February 26,
2005; that the total value of the es-
tate is $38,099.40 and that the
name and address of those to
whom It has been assigned by
such order are:
JULIETTE V. BUCHANAN
1130 North Lake Parker Ave-
nue, #317-B
Lakeland, Florida 33805
ALL INTERESTED PERSONS
ARE NOTIFIED THAT:
All creditors of the estate of the
decedent and persons having
claims or demands against the es-
tate of the decedent other than
those listed in the Order of Sum-
mary Administration must file their
claims with this Court WITHIN
THREE MONTHS AFTER THE
DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICA-
TION OF THIS NOTICE.
ALL CLAIMS AND DEMANDS
NOT SO FILED WILL BE FOR-
EVER BARRED.
NOTWITHSTANDING THE
TIME PERIOD SET FORTH
ABOVE, ANY CLAIM FILED TWO
(2) YEARS OR MORE AFTER
THE DESCENDANT'S DATE OF
DEATH IS BARRED.
The date of the first publication
of this Notice is Thursday, March
31,2005.
Person Giving Notice:
JULIETTE V. BUCHANAN
1130 North Lake Parker Ave-
nue, #317-B
Lakeland, Florida 33805
Attorney for Personal Representa-
tive
CONNIE C. DURRENCE
Attorney
Florida Bar No. 985181
CLARK, CAMPBELL & MAWHIN-
NEY, P.A.
P.O. Box 24627
Lakeland, Florida 33802-4627
Telephone: (863) 647-5337
Mar. 31, Apr. 7, 2005-1114


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT IN AND
FOR POLK COUNTY, FLORIDA,
PROBATE DIVISION
IN RE: ESTATE OF
LAURIE BEST,
Deceased.
FILE NO.
04CP-0545
NOTICE TO CREDITORS
The administration of the estate
of LAURIE BEST, deceased,
File No. 04CP-0545, 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. 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, 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 April 7. 2005.
Personal Representative:
TIMOTHY FRANKLIN
BEST
10417 Strong Road
Aberdeen, Mississippi
39730
Attorney for Personal Repre-
sentative:
ABEL A. PUTNAM, ATTORNEY
PUTNAM & CREIGHTON, P.A.
Florida Bar No.: 024090
P.O. Box 3545
Lakeland, Florida 33802
Telephone: 863/682-1178
Apr. 7, 14,;'2005-1202






NOTICE OF PUBLIC SALE
AUTOBODY RESURRECTION
CENTER, INC. gives Notice of
Foreclosure of Lien and intent
to sell vehicles pursuant to
subsection 71 3.78 of the Flor- -
ida Statutes that on 04/25/
2005, 8:00 am at 1203
GEORGE JENKINS BLVD LAKE-
LAND, FL 33815-1 365. AUTO-
BODY RESURRECTION CENTER,
INC. reserves the right to ac-
cept or reject any and/or all
bids.
VIN# 1LNBM81F5JY621893
1988 LINCOLN
Apr. 7, 2005-1217


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9000, either before service on
Husband's attorney or immediately
thereafter; otherwise a default will
be entered against you for the re-
lief demanded in the complaint.
WARNING: Rule 12.285, Flor-
ida Family Law Rules of Proce-
dure, requires certain auto-
matic disclosure of documents
and information. Failure to
comply can result in sanctions,
including dismissal or striking of
pleadings.
DATED this 17th day of March,
2005.
RICHARD M. WEISS
As Clerk of Said Court
By /s/ Betty Norrell
As Deputy Clerk
(Court Seal)
Mar. 24, 31, Apr. 7, 14, 2005-
1019


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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 25th 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 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
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 2 WEST,
VILLAGE 7, ACCORDING TO
THE MAP OR PLAT THEREOF
AS RECORDED IN THE OFFICE
OF THE CLERK OF THE CIR-
CUIT COURT IN AND FOR POLK
COUNTY, FLORIDA, IN PLAT
BOOK 55, PAGES 5 THRU 18.
In accordance with the Ameri-
cans with Disabilities Act, if you
are a person with disabilities
who needs any accommodation
in order to participate in this
proceeding, you are entitled at
no cost to you, to the provision
of certain assistance. Please
contact the Office of the Court
Administrator, (863) 534-4690,
within two (2) working days of
your receipt of this notice; if
you are hearing or voice im-
paired, call TDD (863) 534-7777
or Florida Relay Services 711.
WITNESS my hand and the
seal of this Court on this 10th day
of March, 2005.
RICHARD M. WEISS,
As Clerk of Said Court
BY: /s/ Linda Richards
As Deputy Clerk
(COURT SEAL)
Mar. 17, 24, 31, Apr. 7, 2005-0957










IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN
AND FOR POLK COUNTY,
FLORIDA
Family Law Division
IN RE: THE MARRIAGE OF:
JAMES R. ORISICH
Husband,
and
BARBARA ORISICH
Wife.
CASE NUMBER:
53-2005DR-002552-0000-WH
Sec 09
NOTICE OF ACTION FOR
PUBLICATION
YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an
action for Dissolution of Marriage,
including a claim for dissolution of
marriage has been filed against
you. You are required to serve a
copy of your written defenses to
this action, if any, on Victor R.
Smith, Esquire of The Smith Law
Group, P.A., Husband's attorney,
whose address is Post Office Box
1145, Lake Alfred, Florida 33850,
on or before May 2, 2005, and file
the original with the Clerk of this
Court at Post Office Box 9000,
Drawer CC-12, Bartow, FL 33831-


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
10TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF
FLORIDA, IN AND FOR POLK
COUNTY
THE LEADER MORTGAGE COM-
PANY, LLC.,
PLAINTIFF,
-vs-
ERNEST R. MCCLAIN, ET AL.
DEFENDANTS.
CASE NO.: 05-CA-714
Division#: 08
NOTICE OF ACTION
FORECLOSURE
PROCEEDINGS-PROPERTY
TO: ERNEST R. MCCLAIN
Residence unknown, if living, in-
cluding any unknown spouse of
the said Defendants, if either
has remarried and if either or
both of said Defendants are
dead, their respective unknown
heirs, devisees, grantees, as-
signees, creditors, lienors, and
trustees, and all other persons
claiming by, through, under or
against the named
Defendant(s); and the afore-
mentioned named Defendant(s)
and such of the aforemen-
tioned unknown Defendants
and such of the aforemen-
tioned unknown Defendants as
may be infants, incompetents
or otherwise not sui juris.
YOU ARE HEREBY NOTIFIED
that an action has been com-
menced to foreclose a mortgage
on the following real property, ly-
ing and being and situated in
POLK County, Florida, more par-
ticularly described as follows:
LOTS 6 AND 7, BLOCK F, OF
THE MAP OF LAKE HUNTER
TERRACE, ACCORDING TO
THE PLAT THEREOF, RE-
CORDED IN PLAT BOOK 5,
PAGE 28, OF THE PUBLIC
RECORDS OF POLK
COUNTY, FLORIDA.
More commonly known as
1003 JOSEPHINE STREET,
LAKELAND, FL 33815.
This action has been filed
against you and you are re-
quired to serve a copy of your
written defense, if any, upon
SHAPIRO & FISHMAN, Attorneys
for Plaintiff, whose address is
Woodland Corporate Center,
4505 Woodland Corp. Blvd.,
Suite 100, Tampa, FL 33614,
within thirty (30) days after
the first publication of this no-
tice and file the original with
the Clerk of this Court either
before service on Plaintiff's at-
torney or immediately there af-
ter; otherwise a default will be
entered against you for the re-
lief demanded in the Complaint.
WITNESS my hand and seal
of this Court on the 4th day of
April. 2005.
If you are a person with a disability
who needs any accommodation in
order to participate in this pro-
ceeding, you are entitled, at no
cost to you, to the provision of cer-
tain assistance. Please contact the
Office of the Court Administrator,
(863) 534-4488, within two (2)
working days of your receipt of this
notice of hearing; if you are hear-
ing or voice impaired, call TDD
(863) 534-7777 or Florida Relay
Service (800) 955-8770.
RICHARD M. WEISS
Circuit and County Courts
By: /s/ Valerie Neal
, Deputy Clerkl **-
(Seal) 2. ,. -
Apr. 7, 14, 2005-1223

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT IN AND
FOR POLK COUNTY, FLORIDA
MORTGAGE ELECTRONIC REG-
ISTRATION SYSTEMS, INC.,
HOMECOMINGS FINANCIAL
NETWORK, INC.,
Plaintiff.
vs.
BRIAN A. CLARK; ESTHER A.
HAYGOOD; WILLIAM HAY-
GOOD; UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF
BRIAN A. CLARK; UNKNOWN
TENANT I; UNKNOWN TENANT
II; KEVIN M. KOCEJA; MORT-
GAGE ELECTRONIC REGISTRA-
TION SYSTEMS, INC., AS NOMI-
NEE FOR SEBRING CAPITAL
PARTNERS, LP; and any un-
known heirs, devisees, grantees,
creditors, and other unknown per-
sons or unknown spouses claim-
ing by, through and under any of
the above-named Defendants,
Defendants.

CASE NO.:
53-2005-CA-1015-WH-07
NOTICE OF ACTION
TO:
KEVIN M. KOCEJA

629 DROMERDARY COURT
KISSIMMEE, FL 34758
LAST KNOWN ADDRESS
STATED, CURRENT RESI-
DENCE UNKNOWN
And any unknown heirs, devi-
sees, grantees, creditors and
other unknown persons or un-
knowri spouses claiming by,
through and under the above-
named Defendant(s), if de-
ceased or whose last known
addresses are unknown.
YOU ARE HEREBY NOTIFIED
that an action to foreclose Mort-
gage covering the following real
end personal property described
as follows, to-wit:
Lot 29, Block 124, of POIN-
CIANA NEIGHBORHOOD 3,
VILLAGE 3, according to the
Official Plat thereof, as re-
corded in Plat Book 52,
Page(s) 19 through 31, of
the Public Records of Polk
County, Florida.
has been filed against you, and
that you are required to serve a
copy of your written defenses, if
any, to it on Elizabeth Shannon
Pastras, Butler & Hosch, P.A.,
3185 South Conway Road, Suite
E, Orlando, Florida 32812 and
file the original with the Clerk of
the above-styled Court on or be-
fore;30 days from the first publi-
cation, otherwise a Judgment
may be entered against you for
the relief demanded in the Com-
plaint. Default Date: 5-2-05.
WITNESS m'y hand and seal of


time, and name of bid PCOC-
CONTRACTOR (AIR CONDI-
TIONER) #2005-06. If hand deliv-
ered, proposals must be dated
and time stamped by receptionist.
Vendors may pick up proposal
specifications at the above ad-
dress. For further information call
(863) 533-0015 ext 147 or ext 143.
PROPOSAL
CONTRACTOR (AIR CONDI-
TIONER) 2 LOCATIONS
Polk County Opportunity
Council, Inc., reserves the
right to accept or reject any
and all bids and to waive any
and all irregularities or techni-
calities of the bids, whichever
would be in the best interest of
Client(s) and Polk County Op-
portunity Couhcil, Inc.
Mar. 24, 31, Apr. 7, 2005-1028


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR
POLK COUNTY, FLORIDA.
CIVIL DIVISION
BANK OF NEW YORK AS TRUS-
TEE FOR THE CERTIFICATE-
HOLDERS OF CWABS 2004-01,
Plaintiff,
vs.
WALTER A. MONTANEZ, A/K/A
WALTER MONTANEZ, et al.,
Defendants.
CASE NO.
532004CA003491XXXXXX
RE-NOTICE OF SALE
PURSUANT TO CHAPTER 45
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN
pursuant to an Order or Summary
Final Judgment of foreclosure
dated January 14. 2005 and an
Order Resetting Sale dated March
18, 2005, and entered in Case No.
532004CA003491XXXXXX of the
Circuit Court of the Tenth Judicial
Circuit in and for Polk County,
Florida, wherein BANK OF NEW
YORK AS TRUSTEE FOR THE
CERTIFICATEHOLDERS OF
CWABS 2004-01 is Plaintiff and
WALTER A. MONTANEZ, A/K/A
WALTER MONTANEZ; ADA N.
MONTANEZ, A/K/A ADA MONTA-
NEZ; ASSOCIATION OF POINCI-
ANA VILLAGES, INC.; POINCI-
ANA VILLAGE THREE ASSOCIA-
TION, 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 21st day of April, 2005, the
following described property as set
forth in said Order or Final Judg-
ment, to wit:
LOT 22, BLOCK 747, POIN-
CIANA NEIGHBORHOOD 5
NORTH, NORTH VILLAGE 3,
ACCORDING TO THE PLAT
THEREOF, AS RECORDED IN
PLAT BOOK 54, PAGE 27-
42, IN THE PUBLIC RECORDS.
OF POLK COUNTY, FLORIDA.
All sales are to be held at the east
end of the east corridor, first floor,
of the Polk County Courthouse lo-
cated at 255 North Broadway Ave-
nue, Bartow, Florida. Please note
that the main entrance is located
on Church Street. No entry is pos-
sible from Broadway Avenue. In
the event any temporary change is
necessary, the Clerk will post a "
Notice of Change" at the sale loca-
tion directing the bidders to the
temporary sale location.
If you are a person with disabilities
who needs any accommodation in
order to participate in this pro-
ceeding, you are entitled at no
cost to you, to the provision of cer-
tain assistance. Please contact the
Office of the Court Administrator,
(863) 534-4690, within two (2)
working days of your receipt of this
notice; if you are hearing or voice
impaired, call TDD (863) 534-7777
or Florida Relay Services 711.
DATED at Bartow, Florida,
on March 22 2005.
RICHARD M. WEISS
As Clerk, Circuit Court
By: /s/ Yvette Johnson
As Deputy Clerk
(Seal)
Apr. 7, 14, 2005-1177



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-
0000-LK
Section 11
NOTICE OF ACTION
TO: DESI B. LULE
710 Bivens Avenue
Tallahassee, FL 32315
YOU ARE NOTIFIED 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
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 wi th 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 Supportinq Affida-
vil.
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
NOTICE TO BID
REQUEST FOR PROPOSAL
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that
proposals as listed below shall be
received by the Polk County Op-
portunity Council, Inc., up to 1:00
P.M. on Monday, April 4, 2005 at
5:00 p.m.
Mail or hand deliver bids to:
Polk County Opportunity Coun-
cil, Inc.
450 West Main Street,
P.O. Box 160
Bartow, FL 33830
All proposals must be submitted in
an envelope or suitable convey-
ance clearly marked with the date,


ACT, persons with disabilities
needing a special accommodation
should contact Clerk of the Circuit
Court at the Polk County Court-
house, 1st Floor, 255 N. Broad-
way, Bartow, Florida 33830, or
agency sending notice not later
than seven days prior to the pro-
ceeding at the address given on
this notice. Telephone: (941) 534-
4488; (1-800) 955-8771 (TDD) or
(1-800) 955-8770 (v), via Florida
Relay Service.
WITNESS my hand and seal of
this Court on this 25th day of
March, 2005.
RICHARD M. WEISS
CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT
COURT
By: s/ Angelica Herrera
Deputy Clerk
(Seal)
Mat. 31, Apr. 7. 2005-1096


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT
OF THE 10th JUDICIAL
CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR
POLK COUNTY, FLORIDA
GENERAL JURISDICTION
DIVISION
MORTGAGE ELECTRONIC REG-
ISTRATION SYSTEMS, INC.,
PLAINTIFF
VS.
PATRICK MATTHEWS A/K/A
PATRICK R. MATTHEWS, IF LIV-
ING, AND IF DEAD, THE UN-
KNOWN SPOUSE, HEIRS, DEVI-
SEES, GRANTEES, ASSIGNEES,
LIENORS, CREDITORS, TRUS-
TEES AND ALL OTHER PARTIES
CLAIMING AN INTEREST BY,
THROUGH, UNDER OR
AGAINST PATRICK MATTHEWS
A/K/A PATRICK R. MATTHEWS;
THE UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF
PATRICK MATTHEWS A/K/A
PATRICK R. MATTHEWS, IF
ANY; SUNRIDGE WOODS AS-
SOCIATION, INC.; JOHN DOE
AND JANE DOE AS UNKNOWN
TENANTS IN POSSESSION
DEFENDANTS)
CASE NO:
53-04CA-4993-SEC04
NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE
SALE
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN
pursuant to a Summary Final
Judgment of Foreclosure dated
March 9 2005 entered in Civil
Case No. 53-04CA-4993-SEC04
of the Circuit Court of the 10TH
Judicial Circuit in and. for POLK
County, BARTOW, Florida, I will
sell to the highest and best bidder
for cash at THE EAST CORRI-
DOR ON THE FIRST FLOOR at
the POLK County Courthouse lo-
cated at 255 N Broadway Ave. in
Bartow, Florida, at 9:00 a.m. on
the 13th day of Aril, 2005 the fol-
lowing described property as set
forth in said Summary Final Judg-
ment, to-wit:
LOT 18, OF SUNRIDGE
WOODS PHASE 3, AC-
CORDING TO THE
PLAT THEREOF, AS
RECORDED IN PLAT
BOOK 98, AT PAGES 2
AND 3, OF THE PUB-
LIC RECORDS OF POLK
COUNTY, FLORIDA.
All sales are to be held at the
east end of the east corridor,
first floor, of the Polk County
Courthouse 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 11th day of March,
2005.
RICHARD M. WEISS
Clerk of the Circuit Court
By: /s/ Lori Armijo
Deputy Clerk ..
(CIRCUIT COURT SEAL)
Mar. 31, Apr. 7, 2005-1084
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
10TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN
AND FOR POLK COUNTY,
FLORIDA GENERAL JURISDIC-
TION DIVISION
BANKUNITED, FSB,
Plaintiff,
vs.
JOHN JOSEPH BURKE, if living
and if deceased, et al.,
Defendants.
CASE NO.:
53-2005-CA-000687-0000-WH-
SEC-08
NOTICE OF ACTION
CONSTRUCTIVE SERVICE-
PROPERTY
TO: JOHN JOSEPH BURKE and
LISA ACTION
LAST KNOWN ADDRESS: 65 ST
JOHN PARK EAST, CLON-
DALKIN DUBLIN 22, IRELAND
CURRENT ADDRESS: UN-
KNOWN
and any unknown parties who
are or may be interested in the
subject matter of this action
whose names and residences,
after diligent search an inquiry,
are unknown to Plaintiff and
which said unknown parties
may claim as heirs, devisees,
grantees, assignees, lienors,
creditors, trustees other claim-
ants claiming by, through, un-
der or against the said Defen-
dant(s), JOHN JOSEPH
BURKE and LISA ACTION,
who is not known to be dead
or alive.
YOU ARE HEREBY NOTIFIED
that an action to foreclose a mort-
gage on the following property in
POLK County, Florida, to wit:
LOT 171, LAKE DAVEN-
PORT ESTATES WEST
PHASE TWO, ACCORDING
TO THE PLAT THEREOF, AS
RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK
101, LAGES 28 AND 29,
PUBLIC RECORDS OF
POLK COUNTY, FLORIDA.
has been filed against you and
you are required to serve a copy
of your written defenses, if any, to
it on BRUCE JACOBS ESQUIRE,
Plaintiff's attorney, whose address
is LAW OFFICES OF CAMNER,
LIPSITZ AND POLLER, P.A., 550
Biltmore Way, Suite 700, Coral
Gables, Florida 33134 on or be-
fore thirty (30) days from first pub-
lication date, and file the original
with the Clerk of this Court by May
2, 2005 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.
IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE
AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES


AFTER THE DATE OF
SERVICE OF A COPY OF
THIS NOTICE ON THEM.
All other creditors of the De-
cedent and other persons hav-
ing claims or demands against
the Decedent's Estate, includ-
ing unmatured, contingent or
unliquidated claims, must file
their claims with this court
WITHIN THREE MONTHS
AFTER THE DATE OF THE
FIRST PUBLICATION OF
THIS NOTICE.
ALL CLAIMS. DE-
MANDS, AND OBJEC-
TIONS NOT SO FILED
WILL BE FOREVER
BARRED.
NOTWITHSTANDING
THE TIME PERIODS SET
FORTH ABOVE, ANY
CLAIM FILED TWO (2)


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
10TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN
AND FOR POLK COUNTY,
FLORIDA
GENERAL JURISDICTION DIVI-
SION
ABN AMRO MORTGAGE
GROUP, INC., SUCCESSOR BY
MERGER TO ATLANTIC MORT-
GAGE & INVESTMENT CORPO-
RATION,
PLAINTIFF,
VS.
THE UNKNOWN SPOUSE,
HEIRS, DEVISEES, GRANTEES,
ASSIGNEES, LIENORS, CREDI-
TORS, TRUSTEES AND ALL
OTHER PARTIES CLAIMING AN
INTEREST BY, THROUGH, UN-
DER OR AGAINST THE ESTATE
OF DON LAW A/K/A DON C.
LAW, DECEASED; CASA DEL
SOL (WINTER HAVEN) CONDO-
MINIUM ASSOCIATION, INC.;
PRO FAB-TECH, INC.; JOHN
DOE AND JANE DOE AS UN-
KNOWN TENANTS IN POSSES-
SION
DEFENDANTSS.
CASE NO:
53-05CA-0397-SEC11
NOTICE OF ACTION
CONSTRUCTIVE SERVICE
TO: THE UNKNOWN SPOUSE,
HEIRS, DEVISEES, GRANTEES,
ASSIGNEES, LIENORS, CREDI-
TORS, TRUSTEES AND ALL
OTHER PARTIES CLAIMING AN
INTEREST BY, THROUGH, UN-
DER OR AGAINST THE ESTATE
OF DON LAW A/K/A DON C.
LAW, DECEASED, whose resi-
dence is unknown:
YOU ARE HEREBY NOTI-
FIED that an action to fore-
close a mortgage on the follow-
ing property:
APARTMENT NO, 87,
CASA DEL SOL CON-
DOMINIUM-PHASE I,
HEREINAFTER CALLED
THE "CONDOMINIUM"
ACCORDING TO THE
DECLARATION OF
CONDOMINIUM DATED
JUNE 22, 1976, FILE
FOR RECORD JULY 7,
1976, AND RECORDED
IN OFFICIAL RECORD
BOOK 1699, AT
PAGES 1351-1404 OF
THE PUBLIC RECORDS
OF POLK COUNTY,
FLORIDA; TOGETHER
WITH AN UNDIVIDED
INTEREST IN THE COM-
MON ELEMENTS DE-
CLARED IN THE DEC-
LARATION OF CONDO-
MINIUM TO BE APPUR-
TENANT TO SUCH
APARTMENT.
has been filed against you and
you are required to serve a
copy of your written defenses,
if any, to it on DAVID J. STERN,
ESQ. Plaintiff's attorney, whose
address is 801 S University
Drive, #500, Plantation, FL
33324 on or before May 2.
2005 (no later than 30 days
from the date of the first publi-
cation of this notice of action)
and file the original with the
clerk of this court either before
service on Plaintiff's attorney
or immediately thereafter; oth-
erwise a default will be entered
against you for the relief de-
manded in the complaint or pe-
tition filed herein.
1'.'.ITEST' my hand and the seal
o:r r,,: ':burt at POLK County,
Florida, this 22nd day of March.
2005.
RICHARD M. WEISS
CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT
BY: /s/ Angelica Herrera
DEPUTY CLERK
(Seal)
ATTORNEY FOR PLAINTIFF:
LAW OFFICES OF DAVID J
STERN
801 S. UNIVERSITY DRIVE,
SUITE 500
PLANTATION, FL 33324
Mar. 31, Apr. 7, 2005-1091




IN THE CIRCUIT COURT
TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT
POLK COUNTY, FLORIDA
PROBATE DIVISION
IN RE: ESTATE OF
LOIS ELAINE MILES,
DECEASED.
FILE NO.:
05CP-0395
NOTICE TO CREDITORS
AND
NOTICE OF
ADMINISTRATION
(Intestate)
The administration of the
Estate of LOIS ELAINE
MILES File Number 05CP-
0395, is pending in the Circuit
Court for Polk County, Florida,
Probate Division, the address of
which is P.O. Box 9000, Drawer
CC-4, Bartow, Florida 33831-
9000. The estate is Intestate.
The name and address of the
Personal Representative and
the Personal Representative's
attorney are set forth below.
All persons on whom a copy
this Notice of Administration is
served must file objections that
challenge the validity of the
Will, the qualifications of the
Personal Representative, venue,
or jurisdiction of this Court by
filing a petition or other plead-
ing requesting relief with this
Court, in accordance with the
Florida Probate Rules, WITHIN
THREE MONTHS AFTER
THE DATE OF SERVICE
OF A COPY OF THIS NO-
TICE ON THEM.
All creditors of the Decedent
and other persons having
claims or demands against De-
cedent's Estate, including un-
matured, contingent or unliqui-
dated claims, on whom a copy
of this Notice is served must
file their claims with this Court
WITHIN THE LATER OF
THREE MONTHS AFTER
THE DATE OF THE FIRST
PUBLICATION OF THIS
NOTICE OR THIRTY DAYS


who needs any accommodation in
order to participate in tins pro-
ceeding, you are entitled at no
cost to you, to the provision of cer-
tain assistance. Please contact the
Office of the Court Adlminstrator,
(863) 534-4690, within two (2)
working days of your rccpt ol thi: s
notice; if you are hearing or voice
impaired, call TDD (863) 534-177
or Florida Relay Ser ices 711.
DATED on March Zlst.
2005.
RICHARD M. WEISS
Clerk of Circuit Court
Post Office Box 9000, Drawer
CC-2
Bartow, FL 33831-9000
BY: /s/ Lori Armijo
Deputy Clerk
(Seal)
Apr. 7, 14, 2005-1165


6B


YEARS OR MORE AFTER
THE DECEDENT'S DATE
OF DEATH IS BARRED.
The date of the first publca-
tion of this Notice is March-il
200_5.
Personal Represeitative:
JESSICA ELAINE SHAF-
FER
630 1/2 West Inu Gallie
Blvd.
Melbourne, Florida 32'935
Attorney for Personal Repre-
sentative:
ANDREW P. TRAKAS, ESQUIRE
Andrew P. Trakas, P A.
P. O. Drawer 1151
Winter Haven, Florida, 33882
1151
Florida Bar//106270
Telephone 863 299-5675
Mar. 31, Apr. 7, 2005-1116 -







IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN
AND FOR POLK COUNTY, FLOR-
IDA
CIVIL DIVISION
IN RE: FORFEITURE OF:
2000 FORD CROWN VICTORIA
VIN# 2FAFP71WSYX1 67667
./

CASE NO.: 2005CA-001 129
SECTION: 11
NOTICE OF FORFEITURE
PBQCEEDI NGiS
CHRIS ALLEN CHASE
623 ARIANA STREET
LAKELAND, FLORIDA
33803
AND ALL OTHER PER-
SONS who claim an interest in
the above-captioned property:
Grady Judd, as Sher-
iff of Polk County, Florida, ("
Polk County Sheriff's Office"),
gives notice of forfeiture pro-
ceedings pursuant to Sections
932.701-707, Florida Statutes,
in regard to the above-de-
scribed property ("Captioned
Property").
1. Captioned Property was
seized in or near Lakeland, in
Polk County, Florida on or
about February 12, 2005, by
the Polk County Sheriff's Office
and Captioned Property is pres-
ently in the custody of the Polk
County Sheriff's Office.
2. Any owner, entity, bona fide
lien holder, or person in posses-
sion of the property at the
time'of seizure has the right to
request an adversarial prelimi-
nary hearing from the Tenth
Judicial Circuit Court to deter-
mine whether probable cause
exists to believe that Cap-
tioned Property has been or is
being used in violation of the
Florida Contraband Forfeiture
Act.
3. A Complaint seeking forfei-
ture of Captioned Property was
filed in the Circuit Court of the
Tenth Judicial Circuit in and for
Polk County on or about March
18, 2005.
CERTIFICATE OF SERVICE
I HEREBY CERTIFY that a true
and correct copy of the forego-
ing was furnished to the ad-
dressee(s) herein this .23rd day
C.f 1-,.-,,h ,,
C .' -r I. r, I I ; "I ES-
QUIRE
Polk County Sheriff's Office
455 North Broadway
Bartow, Florida 33830
(863) 534-6294
Florida Bar #0553247
Mar. 31, Apr. 7, 2005-1099




IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN
AND FOR POLK COUNTY,
FLORIDA
CIVIL ACTION
UNITED STATES OF AMERICA,
acting through the United States
Department of Agriculture, Rural.
Development, f/k/a Farmers Home
Administration,
Plaintiff,
vs.
EARNESTINE G. GLOVER, a sin-.
gle person; FIRST TRUST OF
CALIFORNIA, CA, as Trustee for.
Firstplus Asset-Backed Certifi-"
cates, Series 1996-2,
Defendants.
CASE NO.:
2004 CA 003842, Sec. 7
NOTICE OF SALE
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN
that pursuant to a Summary Final.
Judgment of Foreclosure entered
on March 18, 2005, by the above
entitled Court in the above styled
cause, the undersigned Clerk of
Court or any of his duly authorized
deputies, will sell the property situ-
ate in POLK County, Florida, de-
scribed as:
Lot 151, of LAKE GARFIELD
ESTATES, UNIT NUMBER
ONE, according to the plat
thereof recorded in Plat
Book 64, page 9, Public Re-
cords of Polk County, Flor-
ida.
at public outcry to the highest and
best bidder for cash on April 22
2005, at 9:00 A.M. East Entrance
of the East Corridor, First Floor, *
Polk County Courthouse, 255
North Broadway A\venue, Bartow,
Florida, subject to all ad valorem
taxes and assessments for the
real property described above.
All sales are to be held at the east
end of the east corridor, first floor,
of the Polk County Courthouse lo-
cated at 255 North Broadway Ave-
nue, 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, ;he 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 disabdiities


,said Court on the 25th day of
March. 2005.
If you are a person with a dis-
ability who need any accommoda-
tion in order to participate in this
proceeding, you are entitled, at no
cost to you, to the provision of cer-
tain assistance. Please contact the
Office of the court Administrator,
(863) 534-4690, within two (2)
working days of your receipt of this
notice; if you are hearing or voice
impaired, call (TDD) (863) 534-
7777, or Florida Relay Service
800-955-8770.
Richard M Weiss
CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT
COURT
BY: /s/ Shirley nr'-harnrs
Deputy Clerk
(Court Seal)
Ma 31, Apr 7, 005-1108










April 7, 2005


The Polk County Democrat


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IN THE CIRCUIT COURT
OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL
CIRCUIT OF THE STATE
OF FLORIDA, IN AND FOR
POLK COUNTY
CIVIL DIVISION
BENEFICIAL FLORIDA, INC.,
Plaintiff,
vs.
KEVIN MARLEY; THE UNKNOWN
SPOUSE OF KEVIN MARLEY;
CAROL MARLEY; THE UN-
KNOWN SPOUSE OF CAROL
MARLEY, IF LIVING, INCLUDING
ANY UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF
SAID DEFENDANTSS, IF RE-
MARRIED, AND IF DECEASED,
THE RESPECTIVE UNKNOWN
HEIRS, DEVISEES, GRANTEES,
ASSIGNEES, CREDITORS, LIEN-
ORS, AND TRUSTEES, AND ALL
OTHER PERSONS CLAIMING BY,
THROUGH, UNDER OR AGAINST
THE NAMED DEFENDANTSS;
CITIFINANCIAL EQUITY SERV-
ICES, INC., WHETHER DIS-
SOLVED OR PRESENTLY EXIST-
ING, TOGETHER WITH ANY
GRANTEES, ASSIGNEES, CREDI-
TORS, LIENORS, OR TRUSTEES
OF SAID DEFENDANTS) AND
ALL OTHER PERSONS CLAIMING
BY, THROUGH, UNDER OR
AGAINST DEFENDANTSS; UN-
KNOWN TENANT #1; UN-
KNOWN TENANT #2,
Defendant(s).
CASE NO.
53-2005-CA-415
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, MEADOW VIEW ES-
TATES, ACCORDING TO
THE PLAT THEREOF, AS
RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK
68, PAGE 48, OF THE PUB-
LIC RECORDS OF POLK
COUNTY, FLORIDA.
A/K/A 1720 EAST POLLOCK
ROAD, LAKELAND, FLOR-
IDA 33813.
at public sale, to the highest
and best bidder, for cash, at
the East End of the East Cor-
ridor, First Floor, Polk County
Courthouse, 255 North
Broadway Avenue, Bartow,
Florida at 9-00 o'clock A.M.,
or as soon thereafter 900
A.M., the 2nd day of May,
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 1st OF April,
2005.
RICHARD M. WEISS
CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT
By /s/ Shirley Deschamps
Deputy Clerk
(Seal)
Apr. 7, 14, 2005-1209








IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF
FLORIDA IN AND FOR POLK
COUNTY
DUNSON HILLS HOMEOWNERS
ASSOCIATION, INC.,
Plaintiff,
vs.
BERNI ALBERTO RAMOS, and
JOHN DOE and JANE DOE, as
unknown tenants,
Defendant(s).
CASE NO.:
53-2005-CC-00441
NOTICE OF ACTION
TO: BERNI ALBERTO RAMOS
AND ALL OTHERS TO WHOM IT
MAY CONCERN
YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an ac-
tion to enforce a lien on the follow-
ing described property in Polk
County, Florida:
LOT 82, SEYBOLD ON DUNSON
ROAD, PHASE SIX, AS RE-
CORDED IN PLAT BOOK 108,
PAGES 3 AND 4, OF THE PUB-
LIC 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 Matt G. Firestone, Esq., the
Plaintiff's attorney, whose address
is POHL & SHORT, P.A., 280 W.
Canton Avenue, Suite 410, Post
Office Box 3208, Winter Park,
Florida 32790, on or before May9.
200., 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 a ~inst
you for the relief demanded in the
complaint or petition.
DATED on March 28, 2005.
RICHARD M. WEISS
As Clerk of the Court
By: /s/ Phyllis Pittman
As Deputy Clerk
(Court Seal)
Apr. 7,14, 2005-1221


NOTICE
Notice is hereby given that
SEALED PROPOSALS will be re-
ceived by the Owner for the New
Gymnasium Building at the Carver
Recreation Center of the City of
Bartow, Florida. Bids will be re-
ceived at the City Commission
Chamber, City Hall, 450 North Wil-
son Avenue, Bartow, Florida up to
10:00 a.m., Thursday, May 19,
2005 for all materials, equipment
and labor for the construction work
designated in the Construction
Documents..
'Such proposals as are properly
and timely filed will be reviewed to
the Owner for selection by the
Owner for the Bid Proposal that is
in the best interest of the Owner.
Announcement of the apparent
low Bidder will be made known to
the Bidders at the bid opening.
There will be a mandatory prebid
meeting at the Carver Recreation
Center, 520 Idlewood Avenue,
Bartow, Florida, at 2:00 p.m. on
Thursday, April 28, 2005. Only
bids from those Contractors who
have a representative at this pre-
bid meeting will be accepted.
Plans and specifications are on file
at the office of the Architect, 2040
State Road 60 East, Bartow, Flor-
ida, (863) 533-4933. General Con-
tractors receive up to two (2) sets
of plans and specifications on a
deposit basis ($150.00 deposit for
each set); said deposit will be re-
turned to the General Contractor
upon the return of said plans and
specifications in complete and
legible conditions to the Architect's
office with in ten (10) days after
the date of the receipt of bid pro-
posals and contingent upon re-
ceipt of bonafide proposal from
said General Contractor. Addi-
tional sets of documents re-
quested by the General Contractor
or by Subcontractors or materials
dealers will be provided upon pay-
ment to the Architect the amount
of $90.00 to cover the cost of re-
production, said sum being non-
refundable.
All proposals should be placed in
an envelope, sealed and ad-
dressed to City of Bartow. The
name of the project, New Gymna-
sium at Carver Recreation Center,
should be placed on the outside of
the envelope and words indicating
that the envelope contains a bid
for said project. Each bid shall be
accompanied by a Cashier's
Check or Bid Bond in the amount
of 5% of the total base bid made
payable to the City of Bartow as
evidence of good faith and guar-
anteeing that the successful bid-
der will execute and furnish a per-
formance and payment bond to
the City of Bartow. The perform-
ance bond shall be for 100% of
the contract price (including all al-
ternates awarded) by a surety
company licensed to do business
in the State of Florida. Bond shall
be issued within fourteen (14)
days of contract award and shall
guarantee the performance of said
contract. Bond shall be paid by
contractor. Bid bond shall be re-
turned to proposer upon execution
of contract for construction or in
the event no contract is awarded,
sixty (60) calendar days after ac-
cepting bids.
The successful Proposer shall be
a licensed General or Contractors
who will execute the Standard
A.IlA. Document A-101, 1997,
Agreement Between Owner-and .
Contractor, for the Contract Bid
Price.
The contractor will be required to
complete the construction of the
project with all site improvements
for said project within two hundred
seventy (270) calendar days from
the date of notice to proceed.
The Owner, the City of Bartow,
Florida, reserves the right to reject
any and all bids to waive any infor-
malities for the purpose of contract
award in the interest of the Owner.
Apr. 7, 14, 2005-1199







CITY OF BARTOW
BID NOTICE
Notice is hereby given that sealed
bids in triplicate, as listed below
shall be received by the City of
Bartow, 505 North Mill Avenue,
Bartow, Florida 33830, up to 10:00
a.m. May 10.2005 to be opened
thereafter and publicly read in the
Conference Room of the Purchas-
ing Agent, 505 North Mill Avenue,
Bartow, Florida at 10:00 a.m. on
May 10. 2005. Bids shall be sub-

tion Purchasing Department at
505 North Mill Avenue, Bartow,

All bids must be securely sealed in
an envelope and clearly marked
on the outside with the date, time
and name of bid. .Detailed specific
cations and information may be
obtained from the Purchasing De-
partment at 863-534-0133.
The City of Bartow reserves the
right to reject any or all bids in
whole or part and/or to accept or
reject any items in the bid and
waive any informalities.
The City of Bartow will not be re-
sponsible for bids opened before
the specified time due to enve-
lopes that are not properly ad-
dressed and/or unmarked as in-
structed in this notice.
One (1) 6x4 Dump Truck
Per specifications
FOB Bartow, FL
Apr. 7,14, 2005-1200





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POLK COUNTY DEMOCRAT
#2005-0436
SALE DATE: 5/12/2005
NOTICE OF APPLICATION
FOR TAX DEED
(CHAPTER 197.512 -
FLORIDA STATUTES)
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT
CHARLES G TIDWELL
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.
16350
12583
YEARS OF ISSUANCE
6/8/2004
5/28/2004
DESCRIPTION OF PROP-
ERTY:
S 660 FT OF N 4950 FT
IF E 165 FT OF W 495
FT OF SEC BEING LOTS
210 & 211 OF UNREC
CENTRAL GROVE ESTS
Section 33, Township
30, Range 26
PROPERTY ID NUMBER:
33-30-26-000000-
044260
Name in which assessed: LESLIE
A KRALITS ETAL
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 May which
is the 12th day of Mav. 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 3/31/2005.
RICHARD M. WEISS,
CLERK OF CIRCUIT COURT
POLK COUNTY, FLORIDA
By: MARY ANN PETROVICH
Apr. 7, 14, 21, 28, 2005-1184

POLK COUNTY DEMOCRAT
#2005-0443
SALE DATE: 5/12/2005
NOTICE OF APPLICATION
FOR TAX DEED
(CHAPTER 197.512 -
FLORIDA STATUTES)
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT
STANLEY C DAVIS AS TRUSTEE
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.
29467
YEARS OF ISSUANCE
8/21/2002
DESCRIPTION OF PROP-
ERTY:
SOUTH FLORIDA RR ADD
PB 1 PG 27 TIER 7 BLK 4
LOTS 5 THRU 7 AND 14
ALLEY BETWEEN LOTS 5
AND 6 & W1/2 OF
CLOSED ALLEY LYING E
OF LOT 7 1/6 INT
Section 08, Township
30, Range 25
PROPERTY ID NUMBER:
08-30-25-414500-
074052
Name in which assessed: IDELA
CUNNINGHAM
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
ACCEETD. 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 May which
is the 12th day of May 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 3/31/2005.
RICHARD M. WEISS,
CLERK OF CIRCUIT COURT
POLK COUNTY, FLORIDA
By: MARY ANN PETROVICH
Apr. 7, 14, 21, 28, 2005-1182


(Court Seal)
Apr. 7, 14, 2005-1208
REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS
FOR
FEE ACCOUNTING SERVICES
05-001
ALL PROPOSALS MUST BE AD-
DRESSED
AND SUBMITTED TO:
CATHERINE E. REDDICK, EX-
ECUTIVE DIRECTOR
HOUSING AUTHORITY OF BAR-
TOW
1060 SOUTH WOODLAWN AVE-
NUE
BARTOW, FL 33830
PROPOSALS MUST BE RE-
CEIVED ON OR PRIOR TO 4:00
P.M.
APRIL 29, 2005

Apr. 7, 14, 2005-1179


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JOHN A. DWYER
Post Office Box 848
Plant City, Florida 33564-0848
(813) 754-1198
on or before May 9. 2005, and file
the original with the clerk of the
Court either before service on
plaintiff's attorney or immediately
thereafter; otherwise a default will
be-entered against you for the re-
lief'demanded in the Complaint or
Petition.
WITNESS my hand and the
seal of this Court on Ail 1st
2005.,
RICHARD M. WEISS
CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT
By /s/Angelica Herrera
Deputy Clerk
(Court Seal)
Apr. 7, 14, 21, 28, 2005-1212


POLK COUNTY DEMOCRAT
#2005-0435
SALE DATE: 5/12/2005
NOTICE OF APPLICATION
FOR TAX DEED
(CHAPTER 197.512 -
FLORIDA STATUTES)
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT
CHARLES G TIDWELL
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.
15142
12584
YEARS OF ISSUANCE
6/8/2004
5/28/2004
DESCRIPTION OF PROP-
ERTY:
E 50 FT OF W 460 FT OF
SEC LYING N OF C/L OF
CO RD LESS N 4950 FT
BEING LOT 92 OF UNREC
SUB
Section 33, Township
30, Range 26
PROPERTY ID NUMBER:
33-30-26-000000-
044290
Name in which assessed: MAL-
COLM G DOLAN
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 May which
is the 12th day of May. 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 3/31/2005.
RICHARD M. WEISS,
CLERK OF CIRCUIT COURT
POLK COUNTY, FLORIDA
By: MARY ANN PETROVICH
Apr. 7, 14, 21, 28, 2005-1183


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT IN AND
FOR POLK COUNTY, FLORIDA
DEUTSCHE BANK NATIONAL
TRUST COMPANY F/K/A BANK-
ERS TRUST COMPANY OF
CALIFORNIA, N.A., AS TRUSTEE
ON BEHALF OF VENDEE MORT-
GAGE TRUST 2002-2,
Plaintiff,
vs.
LANZIE R. HANSON; BUCKEYE
HAVEN HOMEOWNERS ASSO-
CIATION, INC.; and any unknown
heirs, devisees, grantees, credi-
tors, and other unknown persons
or unknown spouses claiming by,
through and under any of the
above named Defendants,
Defendants.
CASE NO.:
53-2003-CA-3356-WH-8
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 51b1 day of May 2005,
at 9:00 o'clock A.M., at the East
corridor, first floor, 255 N. Broad-
way in Bartow, Florida 33830 offer
for sale and sell at public outcry to
the highest and best bidder for
cash, the following-described
property situate in Polk County,
Florida:
Lot 14 in Block A of
BUCKEYE HAVEN, ac-
cording to the plat
thereof as recorded
in Plat Book 84, Page
16 of the Public Re-
cords of Polk County,
Florida.
pursuant to the Final Judgment
entered in a.case pending in
said Court, the style of which is
indicated above.
All sales are to be held at the east
end of the east corridor, first floor,
of the Polk County Courthouse lo-
cated at 255 North Broadway Ave-
nue, Bartow, Florida. Please note
that the main entrance is located
on Church Street. No entry Is pos-
sible from Broadway Avenue. In
the event any temporary change is
necessary, the Clerk will post a "
Notice of Change" at the sale loca-
tibn directing the bidders to the
temporary sale location.
If you are a person with a dis-
ability who needs any accom-
modation in order to partici-
pate in this proceeding, you are
entitled, at no cost to you, to
the provision of certain assis-
tance. Please contact the Of-
fice of the .Court Administrator,
(863) 534-4690, within two
(2) working days of your re-
ceipt of this notice; if you are
hearing or voice impaired, call
(TDD) (863) 534-777-7, or
Florida Relay Service 800-955-
8770.
WITNESS my hand and official
seal of said Court this 1it day-
of April, 2005.
Richard Weiss
CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT
COURT
BY: /s/ Shirley Deschamps
Deputy Clerk


REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS
FOR
LEGAL SERVICES
05-002-
ALL PROPOSALS MUST BE AD-
DRESSED
AND SUBMITTED TO:
CATHERINE E. REDDICK, EX-
ECUTIVE DIRECTOR
HOUSING AUTHORITY OF BAR-
TOW
1060 SOUTH WOODLAWN AVE-
NUE
BARTOW, FL 33830
PROPOSALS MUST BE RE-
CEIVED ON OR PRIOR TO 4:00
P.M.
APRIL 29, 2005

Apr. 7, 14, 2005-1180


POLK COUNTY DEMOCRAT
#2005-0437
SALE DATE: 5/12/2005
NOTICE OF APPLICATION
FOR TAX DEED
(CHAPTER 197.512 -
FLORIDA STATUTES)
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT
CHARLES G TIDWELL
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,
S the description of the property
and the names in which it was
assessed are as follows:
CERTIFICATE NO.
15111
12539
YEARS OF ISSUANCE
6/8/2004
5/28/2004
DESCRIPTION OF PROP-
ERTY:
E 50 FT OF W 3340 FT
OF SEC LYING S OF A
LINE WHICH IS 330 FT
PERPENDICULARLY
NORTHERLY FROM AND
PARALLEL WITH C/L OF
CO RD & N OF CO RD BE-
ING LOT 148 OF UNREC
CENTRAL GROVE ESTS.
Section 33, Township
30, Range 26
PROPERTY ID NUMBER:
33-30-26-000000-
024230
Name in which assessed: CYRIL
J BEYERS
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 ay which
is the 12th day of Mav 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 3/31/2005.
RICHARD M. WEISS,
CLERK OF CIRCUIT COURT
POLK COUNTY, FLORIDA
By: MARY ANN PETROVICH
Apr. 7, 14, 21, 28, 2005-1185




IN THE CIRCUIT COURT
OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL
CIRCUIT IN AND FOR
POLK COUNTY, FLORIDA
CIVIL DIVISION
TAMBRA ELIZABETH PREAST,
Plaintiffs,
vs.
ESTATE OF NATHAN W.
PREAST, Deceased, and if mar-
ried, his spouse, including any
unknown spouse of Nathan.W.
Preast, if he has remarried, and
his unknown heirs, devisees,
grantees, assignees, lienors,
creditors, trustees or all other
persons claiming by, through,
under or against the named de-
fendants, and JOYCE SIMMONS,
as natural mother of JASMINE
SIMMONS, a minor, SHEILA
DAVIS, natural mother of DE-
LINA MARIE PREAST, a minor,
and TAMBRA ELIZABETH
PREAST, natural mother of TA-
BITHA CHRISTINE PREAST, a mi-
'nor.''
Defendant(s).
CASE NO.
2005CA-001304-
0000-00
DIVISION 11
FLORIDA BAR NO.
817457
NOTICE OF ACTION-PROP-

TO: ESTATE OF-NATHAN W.
PREAST,-Deceased, and if mar-
ried, his spouse, including any
unknown spouse of Nathan W.
Preast, if he has remarried, and
his unknown heirs, devisees,
grantees, assignees, lienors,
creditors, trustees or all other
persons claiming by, through,
under or against the named de-
fendants, and JOYCE SIMMONS,
as natural mother of JASMINE
SIMMONS, a minor, whose last
known address is 822 N. Davis
Avenue, Lakeland, Florida
33801, SHEILA DAVIS, natural
mother of DELINA MARIE
PREAST, a minor, whose last
known address is 500 Tanger-
ine Street, Mulberry, Florida
33860, and TAMBRA ELIZA-
BETH PREAST, natural mother
of TABITHA CHRISTINE PREAST,
a minor
YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an ac-
tion to quiet the title on real prop-
erty concerning the following prop-
erty in Polk County, Florida:
The South 100 feet of Lot 2,
CITRUS HARBOR, according
to the plat thereof as recorded
in Plat Book 66, page 48, pub-
lic records of Polk County,
Florida, Folio No. 052725-
298330-000022
has been filed against you, and
you are required to serve a copy
of your written defenses, if any, to
it, Plaintiff's Attorney, whose name
and address is:


POLK COUNTY DEMOCRAT
#2005-0411
SALE DATE: 5/12/2005
NOTICE OF APPLICATION
FOR TAX DEED
(CHAPTER 197.512 -
FLORIDA STATUTES)
NOTICE IS HEREBY,GIVEN THAT
CHARLES G TIDWELL
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.
16127
12580
YEARS OF ISSUANCE
8/30/2004
5/28/2004
DESCRIPTION OF PROP-
ERTY:
S 165 FT OF N 3300 FT
OF W 330 FT OF SEC BE-
ING LOT 264 OF UNREC
SUB
Section 33, Township
30, Range 26
PROPERTY ID NUMBER:
33-30-26-000000-
043230
Name in which assessed: VIC-
TOR F POCIUS, JR.
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,L6bby on date
of sale, on the second Thurs-
day in the Month of May which
is the 12th day of May. 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 3/31/2005.
RICHARD M. WEISS,
CLERK OF CIRCUIT COURT
POLK COUNTY, FLORIDA
By: MARY ANN PETROVICH
Apr. 7, 14, 21, 28, 2005-1189


POLK COUNTY DEMOCRAT
#2005-0412
SALE DATE: 5/12/2005
NOTICE OF APPLICATION
FOR TAX DEED
(CHAPTER 197.512 -
FLORIDA STATUTES)
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT
CHARLES G TIDWELL
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.
16128
12581
YEARS OF ISSUANCE
7/22/2004
5/28/2004
DESCRIPTION OF PROP-
ERTY:
S 330 FT OF N 4290 FT
OD E 165 FT OF W 1155
FT OF SEC BEING TRACT
202 OF UNREC CENTRAL
GROVE ESTS
Section 33, Township
30, Range 26
PROPERTY ID NUMBER:
33-30-26-00000.000
044070
Name in which assessed: LAW-
RENCE J MATURE ETAL
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 May which
is the 12th day of May. 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 3/31/2005.
RICHARD M. WEISS,
CLERK OF CIRCUIT COURT
POLK COUNTY, FLORIDA
By: MARY ANN PETROVICH
Apr. 7, 14, 21,28, 2005-1190


POLK COUNTY DEMOCRAT
#2005-0410
SALE DATE: 5/12/2005
NOTICE OF APPLICATION
FOR TAX DEED
(CHAPTER 197.512 -
FLORIDA STATUTES)
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT
CHARLES G TIDWELL
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.
12582
16129
YEARS OF ISSUANCE
5/28/2004
7/22/2004
DESCRIPTION OF PROP-
ERTY:
S 330 FT OF N 4290 FT
OF E 165 FT OF W 990
FT OF SEC BEING TRACT
207 OF UNREC CENTRAL
GROVE ESTS
Section 33, Township
30, Range 26
PROPERTY ID NUMBER:
33-30-26-000000-
044080
Name in which assessed: LAW-
RENCE J MATURE ETAL
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 My which
is the 12th day of May. 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 3/31/2005.
RICHARD M. WEISS,
CLERK OF CIRCUIT COURT
POLK COUNTY, FLORIDA
By: MARY ANN PETROVICH
Apr. 7, 14, 21, 28, 2005-1188

POLK COUNTY DEMOCRAT
#2005-0422
SALE DATE: 5/12/2005
NOTICE OF APPLICATION
FOR TAX DEED
(CHAPTER 197.512 -
FLORIDA STATUTES)
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT
CHARLES G TIDWELL
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.
16041
12497
YEARS OF ISSUANCE
7/22/2004
5/28/2004
DESCRIPTION OF PROP-
ERTY:
N 330 FT OF S 990 FT
OF E 165 FT OF W 2970
FT OD SEC BEING LOT
521 OF UNREC CENTRAL
GROVE ESTS
Section 28, Township
30, Range 26
PROPERTY ID NUMBER:
28-30-26-000000-
024220
Name in which assessed: LOUIS
F GUIKEMA
All of said property being in the
County of Polk, State of Flor-
ida: To redeem property, pay-
rent 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 May which
is the 12th day of May. 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 3/31/2005.
RICHARD M. WEISS,
CLERK OF CIRCUIT COURT
POLK COUNTY, FLORIDA
By: MARY ANN PETROVICH
Apr. 7, 14, 21, 28, 2005-1187


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 ADril 7. 2005.
Personal Representative:
Daniel Mixan
1616 Main Street
Plattsmouth, NE 68048
Attorney for Personal Repre-
sentative:
Peter J. Kelly
Fla. Bar No. 328618
Glenn Rasmussen Fogarty &
Hooker, P.A.
Attorneys for Personal Represen-
tative
P n RnY ?1'?

(813) 229-3333
Apr. 7, 14, 2005-1219


7B


CORDING TO THE PLAT
THEREOF, RECORDED IN
PLAT BOOK 72, PAGE 39,
OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF
POLK COUNTY, FLORIDA.
TOGETHER WITH 1988
SPRINGER DOUBLEWIDE MO-
BILE HOME LOCATED
THEREON, VIN NUMBERS
GAFLH34AO8431SH AND
GAFLH34B08431SH, TITLE
NUMBERS 45647313 AND
45566509, RP NUMBERS
R0274096 AND R0274095.
has been filed against you and
you are required to serve a
copy of your written defenses,
if any, to it on SMITH, HIATT, &
DIAZ, P.A., Plaintiff's attorneys,
whose address is 2691 East
Oakland Park Boulevard, Suite
303, Fort Lauderdale, Florida
33306, within thirty (30) days
from first date of publication
and file the original with the
Clerk of this Court either be-
fore service on Plaintiff's attor-
neys or immediately thereafter;
otherwise a default will be en-
tered against you for the relief
demanded in the complaint or
petition.
DATED on April 4. 2005.
RICHARD M. WEISS
As Clerk of the Court
By: /s/ Valerie Neal
As Deputy Clerk
(Seal)
Apr. 7, 14, 2005-1222


POLK COUNTY DEMOCRAT
#2005-0421
SALE DATE: 5/12/2005
NOTICE OF APPLICATION
FOR TAX DEED
(CHAPTER 197.512 -
FLORIDA STATUTES)
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT
LARRY D. MCDOUGALD
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 1624
YEARS OF ISSUANCE
5/31/2002
DESCRIPTION OF PROP-
ERTY:
BEG NE COR OF NW 1/4
OF NE 1/4 RUN S 116 FT
W 105.76 FT N 116 FT E
TO POB LESS SR S-640
Section 05, Township
31, Range 25
PROPERTY ID NUMBER:
05-31-25-000000-
013.100
Name in which assessed: MLHM
INC AS CUST FOR ASHLAND FI-
NANCIAL LLC
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 May which
is the 12th day of May. 2005
beginning at 8:30 A.M. with
Inch 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 3/31/2005.
RICHARD M. WEISS,
CLERK OF CIRCUIT COURT
POLK COUNTY, FLORIDA
By: MARY ANN PETROVICH
Apr. 7, 14, 21,28, 2005-1186

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT IN AND
FOR POLK COUNTY, FLORIDA
PROBATE DIVISION
IN RE: ESTATE OF
HELEN ELEANOR' BELLIN-
GER,
Deceased.
FILE NO.
05-CP-0515
NOTICE TO CREDITORS
The administration of the estate
of HELEN ELEANOR BEL-
LINGER, deceased, File No. 05-
CP-0515, is pending in the Circuit
Court for Polk County, Florida,
Probate Division, the address of
which is Drawer CC-4, P.O. Box
9000, Bartow, Florida 33831-9000.
The names and addresses of the
personal representative and the
personal representative's attorney
are set forth below.
All 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


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IN THE CIRCUIT COURT
OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL
CIRCUIT IN AND FOR
POLK COUNTY, FLORIDA
NERAL CIVIL DIVISION
I RE THE MARRIAGE OF:
GREGORIO PEREZ,
Petitioner
And
VIRGINIA E. PEREZ,
Respondent.
CASE NO.:
53-2005DR-002698-
0000-00
Division: 05
NOTICE OF ACTION
TO: VIRGINIA E. PEREZ
Whose Last Known Address:
4618 Camerino Street
Lakewood, California 90712
YOU ARE NOTIFIED that a Peti-
tion to Admit Foreign Judg-
ment has been filed against
you, and you are required to
serve a copy of your written
defenses to it, if any, on the
Plaintiff's Attorney, whose ad-
dress is:
VINCENT PHILIP NUCCIO
4049 Henderson Boule-
vard
Tampa, Florida 33629
on or before April 29, 2005 (no
later that 30 days from the date of
the first publication of this notice),
and file the original with the Clerk
of this Court either before service
on Plaintiff's attorney or immedi-
ately thereafter; otherwise a de-
fault will be entered against you
for the relief demanded in the
Complaint.
In accordance with the Americans
With Disabilities Act, persons
needing a special accommodation
to participate in this proceeding
should contact the individual or
agency sending notice no later
than seven (7) days prior to the
proceeding at the address given
on notice. Telephone 1-800-955-
8771 (TDD) or 1-800-955-8770
(V), via Florida Relay Service.
WITNESS my hand and the
seal of this Court at Polk
County, Florida, this 22nd day
of March, 2005.
CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT
COURT
By: /s/ Angelica Herrera
As Deputy Clerk
(Court Seal)
Mar. 24, 31, Apr. 7, 14, 2005-
1030


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN
AND FOR POLK COUNTY,
FLORIDA
IN RE: THE INTEREST OF:
DANIEL VELASQUEZ HINO-
JOSA,
Date of Birth 10-03-1992
A Minor Child.
/
SUMMONS AND NOTICE
OF HEARING FOR
TERMINATION OF
PARENTAL RIGHTS
CASE NO.
JP05-159400-BA
TO: MANUAL VELASQUEZ
f/ka 218 S. Central Avenue
Fort Meade, Florida
WHEREAS, a Petition for Ter-
mination of Parental Rights un-
der oath has been filed in this
court regarding the above-ref-
erenced child; you are hereby
commanded to appear before
Magistrate Robin Matis Jackson,
on Wednesday, May 25, 2005
at 10:00 a.m. at the Polk
County Courthouse, 255 North
Broadway Avenue, Bartow,
Florida for a TERMINATION
OF PARENTAL RIGHTS
ADVISORY/ADJUDICA-
TORY HEARING. You .must
appear at the date of time
specified.
FAILURE TO PERSONALLY AP-
PEAR AT THIS ADVISORY
HEARING CONSTITUTES CON-
SENT TO THE TERMINATION
OF PARENTAL RIGHTS TO THIS
CHILD. IF YOU FAIL TO AP-
PEAR ON THE DATE AND TIME
SPECIFIED YOU MAY LOSE
ALL LEGAL RIGHTS AS A PAR-
ENT TO THE CHILD NAME IN
THE PETITION.
Pleadings shall be copied to C.
Ray McDaniel, Esquire, C. Ray
McDaniel, P.A., Post Office Box
226, Bartow, Florida 33831.
WITNESS my hand as the Clerk of
said Court and the Seal, this 1st
day of April, 2005.
CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT
COURT
By Patricia A Bradley
as his Deputy Clerk
(CLERK'S SEAL)
Apr. 7, 14, 21, 28, 2005-1197


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN
AND FOR POLK COUNTY,
FLORIDA
PROBATE DIVISION
IN RE: HARRY M/STOKES, JR.,
Deceased

PROBATE NO. 02CP-0364
NOTICE
TO: KALIN LEANNE STOKES
Address Unknown
Please take notice that there
has been deposited with the un-
dersigned by
TERESA D. BUIE, PERSONAL
REPRESENTATIVE
the total sum of $23,571.53, rep-
resenting proportioned Interest
In said estate guardianship of .
the above named person, which
funds, If not claimed by the
owner, will upon or immediately
after November 2, 2005, be
transmitted to the Comptroller
of Florida in accordance with
Section 733.816, Florida Stat-
ues, after deducting costs of the
publication of this notice and
Clerk's fee.
DATED this 4th day of March,
2005, at Bartow, Polk County,
Florida.
Richard Weiss
Clerk of the Circuit Court
By: Marilyn S. Wise
Apr. 7, 14, 2005-1194


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT
FOR POLK COUNTY,
FLORIDA
CIVIL DIVISION
HIBERNIA NATIONAL BANK,
Plaintiff,
vs.
JEFFREY V. ROBERTS, et al,
Defendants.
CASE NO.
532005CA000945XXX
XXXX
NOTICE OF ACTION
TO: Jeffrey V. Roberts, last
known address: 4386 Ramble-
wood Place, Mulberry, FL
33860
YOU ARE NOTIFIEn that an
action to foreclose a mortgage
on the following property in
Polk County, Florida:
LOT 59, RAMBLEWOOD. AC-









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'Tooth Fairy' Gifts Business


Continue to Climb;

Average Up to 20 Cents


U.S. children have reason to
cheer as the nation's economy re-
bounds from recession the
Tooth Fairy is now paying more
for teeth.
According to a survey con-
ducted by Securian Dental plans,
the average "gift" a young child's
tooth receives went up by 20
cents to $1.78 from $1.58 last
year an increase of 12.5 per-
cent.
"The increase in the Tooth
Fairy's payment was significant
compared to some of the in-
creases in the stock market indi-
ces over the past year," said
Marty Weiland, research analyst
at DeCare Dental, administrator
of Securian Dental plans. "How-
ever, it was interesting to note
that 'gifts' ranged from a low of
10 cents to a high of $25 this
year."
The Dow Jones Industrial Av-
erage and NASDAQ have en-
joyed an increase as well, al-
though considerably smaller
than their winged counterpart.
The Dow and NASDAQ indices
have increased 1.98% and 1.72%
,respectively, over this period.
The average tooth fairy gift
increased just four cents-last
year, from $1.54 to $1.58, and
payment slid 3.75 percent, to
$1.54 from $1.60, in 2002-03.
According to the survey,
which is conducted as part of
Children's Dental Health Month
in February, a child's first visit
to the dentist took place on aver-
age between 2-4 years of age. Ad-
ditionally, 88 percent of parents
surveyed reported that at least
one of their children had fluoride
treatments and 68 percent re-
ported that their children had
sealants.
"The American Dental Asso-
ciation currently recommends
that you schedule a visit to your
dentist by your child's first birth-
day," said Dr. Dick Hastreiter
(DDS), vice president and dental
director at DeCare Dental. "This
will give your child an opportu-
nity to become familiar with the
dentist and a chance for the pro-
vider to evaluate their needs."
According to the Textbook of
Pediatrics, tooth decay is the
most common chronic childhood
disease, affecting five to eight
times as many children as
asthma. Additionally, children
suffering from dental problems
lose an estimated 52 million
school hours annually, according
to the American Journal of Pub-
lic Health.
"The Tooth Fairy is a rite of
passage and provides an ideal
opportunity for parents to instill
good oral health habits in their
kids," said Hastreiter. "By pro-
viding proper instruction, moni-
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ents and caregivers can help
children develop and maintain a
healthy attitude about the im-
portance of oral health. By hav-
ing regular dental checkups, get-
ting sealants if needed, flossing
and brushing with fluoride
toothpaste, drinking fluoridated
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Roundtable Set
Effective time management
will be the topic of a roundtable
series held by Polk Works Work-
Force on Wednesday, April 13,
from 3 to 5 p.m.
The roundtable will be facili-
tated by J. Lenora Bresler, "a dy-
namic speaker" who "knows this
subject thoroughly," a Polk
Works spokesman said.
Participants will learn ways
to achieve balance in their work
and personal lives so they can
learn to be better performers,
while still having their own
lives. They also will receive two
recertification hours toward
PHR/SPHR.
The roundtables will take
place on the third floor of the
Citrus and Chemical Bank in
Bartow, 600 North Broadway.
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ACREAGE
3.8 ACRES on Lake Buffum
'North. Fenced with 2-25 ft.
concrete drives. Nice building
sites. Asking $39,900. 863-
285-9103.

FREE
55-GALLON STEEL Drums.
Contain residue of soy-based
printing ink. They're behind
The Democrat on Summerlin
Street. Help yourself.
FREE TO LOVING HOME.
Female chocolate lab, adult,
spayed, shots are current.
This dog belonged to a gentle
old man, and seeks a home
where she will be as appreci-
ated as she was before his
death. Unfortunately, an at-
tack by a vicious dog three
months ago has made her
leery of other animals, so
she'll do best in a household
where she's the only dog. she
needs to be kept in a pen or
.enclosed porch for the same
reason. New owner must be
will to allow occasional visits
by previous owner's son,
-grandson and great-grandson.
Call 533-4183, Ext. 23.
WOOD PALLETS. No two
alike. Stack stuff on 'em. Use
'em for firewood. Just- don't
bring 'em back. Outside The
Democrat, Florida Avenue
and Summerlin Street. Come
help yourself.

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

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

NOTICE

THE HOUSING Authority of
Bartow will be 'accepting ap-
plication for Section 8 on
Thursday April 14, 2005 at the
Carver Community Center,
1060 Golfview Avenue, Bar-
tow, FL. Applications will be
accepted on Thursday starting
at 8:00 am until 12:00 pm and
1:00 pm until 4:00 pm. MUST
BRING BIRTH CERTIFICATE
and SOCIAL SECURITY
CARDS FOR EACH HOUSE-
HOLD MEMBER, PROOF
OF INCOME AND PICTURE
IDENTIFICATION FOR ALL
,ADULT' HOUSEHOLD MEM-
;BERS.
'Incormplete application will not
'be accepted, all information
have to be received that day.
*Made copies of all document
*will be accepted.

WANTED
:FEMALE ROOMMATE want-
'ed to share nice 2 bedroom
'house in Bartow. Half rent
'$320 and half utilities 271-
i0026 or 534-1263.
. WANTED
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Bng or not. 533-9548._
' MOBILE HOME
FOR SALE
IHIGHLAND.CITY on 2 lots..3
':bedroom, 1 1/2 baths, 2 bed-
broom, new a/c-heat, 2 sheds,
bne needs some work,
$69,000. 640-0723.


GARAGE SALE
APRIL 8 th. & 9 th., 8:00-5:00.
Twin beds, clothes, tools,
hand painted items and much
more. 1835 N. Mill Avenue off
Lyle Parkway by Dairy Queen.


ATTENTION
MEN & LADIES.

Construction and dom-
mercial tools. Chairs,
complete bedroom set,
antique lamps. Friday,
April 8th. and Saturday,
April 9th. 8:00-? 108 W.
Broadway, Fort Meade
inside former Wendy's
dance studio.


BARTOW- CAR BOOT
Sale/Antique Fair. Load up
your trunk and sell from the
car. $10 per vehicle. Antique
Vendors-$10 per booth, Sat.,
April 9, 8 a.m.-3 p.m. Down-
town Bartow (Main Street).
More Info: 519-0508 or 863-
534-8282.
EXCELLENT CONDITION up-
right freezer $150, 2 bar
chairs $50, 533-1180.
Also yard sale.
Friday and Saturday 8:00-?
1575 S. McAdoo Avenue.
FLORAL LAKES Rummage &
Bake Sale. April 9, from 8
a.m.-2 p.m. on Floral Avenue
in Bartow across from Civic
Center. Also serving lunch
and free coffee.
G-i-I'I-A-A-N-N-T-T FAMILY
yard sale. Friday & Saturday,
April 8th. & 9th., 8:00 a.m. to
noon. First Baptist Church of
Bartow Ministry Center, 410
E. Church Street. Bring your
entire family. Antique tools,
Estate Sale items, Antiques,
Draperies (lace and other),
kitchen ware, linens, lamps,
patio furniture, small applian-
ces, toys & games, clothes for
entire family, luggage, like
new stove, .tvs and MUCH,
MUCH MORE. All proceeds
go to the AMERICAN CAN-
CER SOCIETY.

RUMMAGE AND plant sale at
Polk Life & Learning. Satur-
day 8:00-? 1310 S. Floral
Avenue.

SATURDAY 9TH. & 10th.
8:00 3:00. 1860 Lakepoint
Dr., The Lakes 6ff 555.
Multi family. Large & small
tools, machinery, trailer
hitches, household goods.
SATURDAY SALE. Saturday
9th-8:00-1:00. 190 Cecile
Court. Kingsize bed, crafts,
country items, youth bed, mis-
cellaneous.
SATURDAY, 8:00 a.m. 585
Alice Place. Estate Sale. Ev-
erything must go. Household
furnishings ., tools, hobby &
craft equipment, books. 386-
216-9873.
SATURDAY, 8:00-2:00. Huge
5 family sale. Don't miss it.
970 S. Mill Avenue, follow
signs.
SATURDAY, 8:00-? Big Sale.
Hwy 640-house # 649 Home-
land. Electric scooter, tools,
microwave oven and much,
much, more.
SATURDAY, APRIL 9, 8:00-
11:00. 175 N. Church Avenue,
Fort Meade. Wide variety of
items, and clothing in excel-
lent condition.
SATURDAY, APRIL 9. 7:00-?
1610 Harbor Way. Furniture,.
collectables, household items.

FOR SALE
18 FT. long utility trailer, 4
rims, $1000 OBO. Like new.
205-6761.
1930's Chifforobe $300. Call
709-1246 after 6 p.m.
2 100 mg. zip drives with.
SCSI connections for Macin-
tosh. $30 each OBO. Call
Joanne 533-4183.
2000. HARLEY Davidson XL
1200S Sportster. Perfect con-.
dition, 5,800 miles, screaming'
eagle pipes. $4,000 in extras
$7,500 OBO. 863-285-9960.
3 SCANNERS for Macintosh.
Have SCSI connection's. $40
each or best offer. Call
Joanne at 533-4183.


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Must love working with chil-
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727-415-7532.
JOURNEYMAN MEAT
Cutter/Assistanf Manager
needed for growing independ-
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$12.00/hr. starting rate. or we
will train the right candidate.
DFWP EOE. Contact Eddy,in
person or call 863-635-2491.

SUMMER RECREATION
AIDES
Must be 18+ and possess
HS/GED and valid driv-
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Coach, Teacher and prior
work in a recreational
program preferred: know
edge of arts/crafts, dra-
matics, music and active
athletic games helpful.
Seasonal positions. Pay
rate $7.00/hour. Contact:
Personnel, Polk County
BOCC, 330 W. Church
Street, FL. 33831. Visit
our website and apply
online at
www.polk-county.net. EOE
M/F/D/N.

SUNSHINE FOLIAGE
WORLD
Supervisor position available
at Ft. Meade foliage nursery.
Experience preferred, but not
required. Job function may in-
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stooping, bending, loading &
unloading materials and work-
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This is a full time position that
offers flexible hours. To apply
please call our Zolfo Strings
location. 863-735-0501.
THE OAKS School is taking
applications for Music teach-
er. Please call 533-5539 or
Fax resume to 533-9511.


INDUSTRIAL SPRAY
PAINTER
Local Trailer Manufacturer
has opening for an experience
Industrial Spray Painter. Must
Have air assisted/airless ex-
perience. Starting pay $11.50
per hour. Benefits include
Life, Health, S.T. Disability,
401(k) with.co. match, 9 paid
holidays and vacation.
Apply in person at:
Human Resources
General Engine Co., Inc.
Eager Beaver Trailers
14893 Highway 27
Lake Wales, Fl. 33859
LAKE WALES Curves for
Women, full or part time posi-
tion available for a mature,
well organized, detail oriented
individual. Call 863-258-6047.
MANAGER, MANAGER-
TRAINEE, clerk. Apply XYZ
Liquors, 295 US Highway 17
South, Bartow.
MARKETING ADMINISTRA-
TIVE SUPPORT.
The Marketing Department at
Historic Bok Sanctuary is
seeking to fill the full-time po-
sition of Marketing Administra-
tive Support. This position will
provide a variety of complex
administrative support func-
tions for the Director of Mar-
keting and/or marketing staff.
For additional details regard-
ing this position and informa-
tion on resume/application
submission, please visit our
website at
www.boksanctuary;org.
DFWP/EOE
MECHANIC Bowling Green
Small Engine. Must have
tools and transportation. Call
863-375-4056.
NEEDED PART time caution
'flaggers for local motor cross
track. Saturday and Sunday
from 8:30-4:15. Call 224-
0238.
PART-TIME DELIVERY/
STORE HELP
Hours-8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.,
M-F, 9 to 12 noon Saturday.
High School Diploma, good
driving record and clean back-
ground required. Paid Holi-
days and Vacation. Call for
appointment to (863)285-
8162.
PEACE RIVER PACKING
COMPANY accepting applica-
tions for experienced fork lift
operators. 285-7164.
ROADHOUSE GRILL
Management Interviews
Interviewing for Restaurant
Mangers in the Lakeland
area. Fax/Email resume to
954-957-2501 or
jneedham@roaohousegrill.com
Visit us at roadhousegrill.com

Welders /Fitters
Must have a minimum of 1
year of production Welding.
Fitters must be experienced
with ability to build from draw-
ings. Starting pay $13-$14 per
hour. Life, Health and S.T.
Disability, 401(k) with Co.
match, 9 paid holidays, and
vacation. Apply in person at:
Human Resources
General Engines Co., Inc.
Mfg. of Eager Beaver Trailers
14893 Highway 27
Lake Wales, FL. 33859


WANTED- DRAG line opera-
tors, plant & conveyor mainte-
nance, mechanics & equip-
ment operators needed. 30
miles West of Orlando. 50
years of reserves. Florida
Mining Corporation. 352-569-
0422. After 5:00 321-689-
6077.


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. Starting pay $11.50
per hour.

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

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.


MEDICAL
HELP WANTED
MEDICAL OFFICE Recep-
tionist. Call 285-7171. Ask for
Angelica 8:30 to 2:30.

FOR SALE
ANTIQUE UPHOLSTERED
Mahogany sewing rocker,
$85.00. call 533-8538.
BIG OLD oak dresser, good
condition, new vcr, micro-
wave, full size sheet sets, an-
tique pressure cooker, wagon-
erware, visionware. 533-1739.
DINNET GLASS table w/4
chairs. Brand new. Asking
$300. Please call if interested
@ 519-3486.
FRIGIDAIRE NEW, energy
saver upright freezer $499
new-sell for $280. 533-6338
days, after 5:00 533-9277.
SHADY OAKS FISH CAMP
is selling refrigerators, air con-
ditioners, cabinets, hunt camp
trailers ($300.00 up April 8th,
9th, 10th.) For information call
813-714-0860.
SPA FOR sale. Like new
$1,000 OBO. 863-533-0124.
TREADMILL, EXERCISE bi-
cycle $100. Kubota B 6200
tractor $4,000. 533-4744.

VEHICLE
FOR SALE
1970 CHEV. P/up Restoration
Project almost complete.
$1895.00 OBO, 533-8667.
1987 FORD F-150 4 x 4,
$1,200 OBO. Call 537-1866.

APARTMENT
FOR RENT
2 BEDROOM, fully furnished,
ac, cable and tv included!
Nice neighborhood $750 per
month plus security deposit
required. Call Sheila 863-375-
9988 or 863-285-7203.
3 BEDROOM, 2 bath, $750
per month. 533-3131.
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.
LARGE 2 bedroom, 2 bath,
patio home. Many amenities.
Available May 1st at 888 W.
Stuart Street. $775 per month.
533-0888-205-1805.
NEW 2 bedroom, 1 1/2 bath,
w/d hookups. $500 security,
$550 rent. 863-285-6691.
SHADY, QUIET concrete
block, 2 bedroom, 2 bath,
CHA, appliances, hookups,
carpet, screen porch. $550
monthly, $550 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

OFFICE SPACE
FOR RENT
510 S. Broadway, Office for
rent, 1200 square feet, $900
month deposit. 1 year lease.
Call 863-603-7715 or 863-
533-4482.
NEW 1,000 sq. ft. office suite
for lease in Bartow. $1100 per
month. Call Quality Realty &
Investments, 533-0888.


Congratulations for
making the Honor Roll

3 Six Weeks in a row

Jamesia &

Kayaundra

I am so proud of you both. f
Love, Mama


weddings and more! Call
Creech Photography at 533-
5676.


AUCTION




LAKE ENDERLY ESTATES
Located East of Bartow
Owner Financing
Good Restrictions
Paved Streets
1 acre: $79,900.
863-644-6681
Evenings: Tom Haney
813-752-1007
863-533-0533
Higgenbotham Auctioneers Inil, LTD. Inc.
A Licensed Real Estate Broker


HOUSE
FOR RENT
2 BEDROOM, 1. bath, CHA,
good location. Available May
15, 2005. $650 per month.
863-698-0312.
3 BEDROOM, 1 bath, CHA,
washer/dryer hook-up, $695
plus security. 710 Sunset.
Near Floral Avenue School.
NO PETS. Call 533-4478.
3 BEDROOM, 1 bath, CHA,
stove, refrigerator, dishwash-
er, fenced back yard. Close to
schools, No pet. Good loca-
tion. 533-4088.
3 BEDROOM, 1 full bath, 2-
1/2 baths, close to downtown,
near schools, $800 per
month, 1 st., last $500 securi-
ty. 537-1681.

HOUSE
FOR SALE
1240 S. Woodlawn. 3 bed-
room, 2 bath, family room,
den, fireplace, CHA, Applian-
ces, 1388 living area; 1753 to-
tal area. $95,000.00. 602-
3098for appointment.
AFFORDABLE BARTOW
HOME Lovely 3 bedroom, 1
bath new carpet, paint and
kitchen. Range price $56,900-
$64,900. Mardy or Randy @
Lockhart & Associates.
863-293-1234 P4573053.
BEAUTIFUL WHITE brick
house in desired South Bar-
tow neighborhood on water-
front. 2400 sq. ft, 3 bedroom,
2 bath, split plan, formal Ir/dr,
den large family room with
lake view. Attached garage
plus unattached garage with
carport. New roof this year, 3
,year old AC, appliances, huge
yard. Asking $290,000.00.
Call for appointment at 537-
0966 or 533-7374.

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

COMMERCIAL
RENTAL
1510 PARK Avenue, corner
lot, plenty of parking space.
2400 sq. ft., $1100 per month.
533-4556.


LOST

KITTEN 7 months old. Area of
S. Oak Avenue.' Solid black-
scar tissue right eye. Needs
medical care. 221-3455.


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

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

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


JT PAINTING and Pressure
Cleaning. Interior, exterior,
and all types of small repairs.
Free estimates. 1-888-689-
8188.
PHOTOGRAPHY. WE do


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.
TIM HUTCHINSON
All Types Roofing
Apartments, Residential,
Commercial.
Toll free
1-888-672-8356.
FL.S. license # CCC056374.

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Change


Your Plate For Healthier Meals


With new dietary guidelines, Per serving: 188 calories, 7 g.
dinner has gotten even more con- total fat (2 g. saturated fat), 13 g.
fusing. carbohydrate, 19 g. protein, 2 g.
But the American Institute for dietary fiber, 329 mg. sodium.
Cancer Research (AICR) has a
solution using your plate to
ensure you are getting enough Autumn Roasted Vegetables
vitamins, minerals and valuable 3 carrots, unpeeled, cut into 1-
nutrients. inch pieces
In the "New American Plate 9 small white button mush-
Cookbook," available in hardcover rooms
for $24.95, the AICR offers deli- 2 cups Brussels sprouts (cut in
cious recipes to help you move halves if large) or 1/2 pound
from the traditional plate of meat 1 medium sweet potato, peeled
and starch to a healthful new and cut into 10-inch pieces
plant-based diet. 1 tbsp. olive oil
The main rule of the plan is 1-1/2 cups fat free reduced
that vegetables, fruits, whole sodium chicken or vegetable
grains and beans should take up broth
most of the room on the plate. 1/4 tsp. dried thyme
In addition to recipes, the cook- Salt and freshly ground pepper
book offers, color photos of most to taste
dishes, a glossary of terms and an 2 tbsp. finely chopped pecans
introduction detailing ways to for garnish
move toward the "new plate." Instructions:
The book also concentrates on Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
portion size, to assist readers who Toss vegetables with oil,
wish to lose weight, thyme, salt and pepper. Place veg-
The cookbook also offers one tables in' roasting pan. Pour
pot meals, to assist busy cooks stock into pan. Roast 45 minutes,
who want the health benefits stirring and turning every 10 to
without coordinating a main dish 15 minutes.
and side dishes. When nearly tender, raise oven
Five rules the cookbook heat to 425 degrees and continue
authors kept in front of them, and roasting 10 to 15 minutes more or
readers may wish to remember until vegetables are browned and
for their own recipes, were: tender.
Introduce or increase the Remove from oven and drain
amount of plant foods (vegetables, off any excess liquid. Serve hot,
fruits, whole grains, beans, herbs garnished with pecans.
and spices) whenever you can. Nutritional Information:
Use canola and olive oil Makes 4 servings.
instead of animal fats. Keep the Per serving: 144 calories, 4 g.
fat content of each dish below 30 of fat, (<1 g. sat. fat), 22 g. carbo-
percent of calories, hydrate, 7 g. protein, 4 g. dietary
Avoid refined sugar and fiber, 255 mg. sodium.
refined grains whenever you can.
Use whole grains and whole
wheat flour. Baked Greek Tomatoes


Avoid added salt.
Mentally divide finished
dishes into serving sizes consis-
tent with USDA standards. Then
adjust portion size to your needs.
The following recipes come
from the AICR and many are
included in the cookbook. For
more information on the AICR,
visit www.aicr.org.

Asian Frittata with Shrimp
and Broccoli
This Egg Foo Yong is made
with shrimp and broccoli, plus a
combination of eggs and flour that
holds everything together. It is
made in a non-stick skillet rather
than a wok, without using oil, and
topped, with a savory, thick,
brown sauce.
2 cups broccoli florets, cut in
1/2-inch pieces
2-3 scallions, finely chopped
1 medium red onion, finely
chopped (1 cup)
1 cup fresh bean sprouts
1-1/2 cups peeled, cooked
shrimp, cut in 1/2- inch pieces
(about one-third pound)
1/4 tsp. roasted sesame oil
5 large eggs
2 tbsp. all-purpose flour
1/4 tsp. freshly ground pepper
1 tbsp. corn starch
1 tbsp. cold water
1 tbsp. reduced sodium soy
sauce
1 tsp. rice vinegar
1 small garlic clove, minced
1/2 tsp. grated or minced gin-
ger
1/2 tsp. sugar
Combine broccoli, scallions,
onion, bean sprouts, shrimp,
sesame oil and pepper in a bowl.
Whisk eggs and flour in another
bowl until lumps are almost gone,
about two minutes.
Pour over the vegetable mix-
ture, mixing well with a fork. Set
aside. Preheat broiler.
In a small bowl, mix cornstarch
into water to dissolve and place
near the stove. In a small pan,
bring soy sauce, vinegar, garlic,
ginger, sugar and broth to a boil
over medium heat. Re-stir corn-
starch mixture and whisk in until
mixture is thick and clear, about 1
minute. Remove from heat. Set
aside.
Coat a large, oven-proof, non-
stick skillet with cooking spray.
Heat. pan over medium-high heat.
Re-stir egg-vegetable mixture and
pour in, smoothing it into an even
layer. When eggs are set and the
bottom is browned, about 4 min-
utes, place the pan under the
broiler until the top is browned
and the center almost dry, about 2
minutes.
Loosen the frittata with a
metal spatula. Slide it onto a
serving plate. Cut into wedges
and serve with warm sauce.
Nutritional Information:
Makes 4 servings.


Make this dish in the summer
when tomatoes are at their peak
flavor. Sprinkled with aromatic
herbs and Parmesan cheese,
these tomatoes are terrific.
2 large ripe tomatoes, halved 1
slice whole wheat bread, crusts
removed
2 tbsp. grated Parmesan
cheese
1 garlic clove, finely minced
1 tsp. olive oil
1 tsp. dried oregano
1/2 tsp. dried basil
1/2 tsp. dried thyme
Salt and freshly ground black
pepper, to taste
Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
Gently squeeze tomatoes or use a
spoon to remove seeds.
In blender or food processor,
make crumbs of bread. In small
bowl, combine bread crumbs,
cheese, garlic, oil, oregano, basil,
thyme and salt and pepper, to
taste.
Spoon crumb mixture into each
halved tomato. Place tomatoes in
casserole dish.
Bake uncovered 25-30 min-
utes, until tomatoes are soft, but
not mushy, and topping is golden
brown.
Nutritional Information:
Makes 4 servings.
Per serving: 62 Calories, 3 g
Total Fat (<1 g Saturated Fat), 8 g
Carbohydrates, 3 g Protein, 2 g
Dietary Fiber, 103 mg Sodium.


Barley and Spring Greens
Canola oil spray
3/4 cup chopped onions
1 fennel bulb, chopped (about 1
1/2 cups)
1/2 tbsp. canola oil
1-3 cloves garlic (or to taste),
finely chopped
3/4 cup thin slices of red,
orange, and/or yellow bell pepper
(about 1 medium)
1 cups pearl barley
1 tsp. dried thyme
1 tsp. dried marjoram
4-5 cups fat-free, low-sodium
chicken broth
1 cup spinach leaves, torn into
pieces
1/4 cup grated Parmesan
cheese
2 tbsp. finely-chopped fresh
basil
Salt and freshly ground black
pepper, to taste
Generously coat a large heavy
pot with spray oil and place over
medium-high heat. Add the
onions and fennel and saut6.until
tender, 5 to 10 minutes. Add oil
and heat until hot. Add the garlic
and bell peppers and saut6 lightly
for 1 to 2 minutes.
Stir in barley, thyme, marjo-
ram and broth. Bring to a boil,
immediate reduce heat to low and
simmer until the liquid is almost
absorbed, stirring occasionally, 40
to 50 minutes or until barley is


Greek-Style Scallops


tender. Midway through the cook-
ing process, add salt and pepper
to taste.
When barley is cooked, add
spinach, cheese and basil. Stir to
blend and adjust seasonings with
salt and pepper, to taste.
Makes 6 servings.
Nutritional Information:
Per serving: 172 calories, 3 g.
total fat (less than 1 g. saturated
fat), 32 g. carbohydrate, 7 g. pro-
tein, 7 g. dietary fiber, 464 mg.
sodium.


Barley, Turkey and
Butternut Squash Casserole
Barley's nutty flavor goes well
with onions, mushrooms, or peas.
Butternut squash also is a good
complement. This large, pear-
shaped winter squash has sweet,
orange flesh. With onion, green
pepper and sage, you'll be glad
you had turkey leftovers.
2 small butternut squash
2 tsp. olive oil
1 green bell pepper, seeded and
diced
1/2 cup minced onion
1 tsp. dried sage
Freshly ground black pepper,
to taste
2 cups fat-free, reduced sodium
chicken broth
3/4 cup quick-cooking barley
1/2 lb. cooked turkey breast,
cubed or diced
1/2 cup crumbled feta cheese
Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
Coat a 4-quart baking dish with
cooking spray.
In a large pot of rapidly boiling
water, boil squash halves 5 min-
utes or until not quite tender.
Drain. When cool enough to han-
dle, scoop flesh from each half and
dice. Set aside.
In .a large saucepan, heat oil
over medium heat. Add green
pepper, onion and diced squash.
Saut6 3 minutes. Add sage and
pepper and stir to coat. Add broth.
and bring to a boil. Add barley
and return to boil.
SReduce heat to low, cover and
cook 10 minutes, until barley is
tender and liquid is absorbed. Mix
in diced turkey. Transfer mixture
to prepared baking dish and top
with feta cheese. Bake, uncov-
ered, 30 minutes, or until cheese
is golden.
Nutritional Information:
Makes 6 servings.,
Per serving: 275 calories, 5 g.
total fat (2 g. saturated fat), 42 g.
carbohydrate, 18 g. protein, 10 g.
dietary fiber, 368 mg. sodium.


Basil Green Beans
1 lb. fresh green beans
1 tbsp. minced spring onion


1/2 tsp. butter or margarine
1 tsp. dried basil leaves
1 tsp. garlic powder
Dash pepper
Instructions:
Trim and snap green beans
into thirds. Mince onion.
Put water on to boil to steam
beans. As soon as water boils,
steam beans for 12 to 17 minutes
or until tender.
SMelt butter or margarine and
saut6 onions u ntilI tender. Add
steamed beans, Basil, garlic pow-
der and pepper.
Toss beans wit h Ia-i:, sauce to
coat evenly and serve.
.Nutritional Information:
Makes 4 servings.
Per serving; 46 calories, 1 g
total fat (0 g saturated fat), 8 g
carbohydrates, 2 g protein, 1 g
dietary fiber, 7 mg -odium.


Braised Kale with Black
Beans and Tomatoes
Despite its list of ingredients,
this Portuguese dish is simple to
make because 'everything goes
straight into the pot and simmers
into: a rustic blend of nicely-bal-
anced flavors.
1 bunch kale (about 8-10
leaves)*
2 tsp. extra:virgin olive oil
1 large onion, diced
5 large or 6 medium plum
tomatoes, seeded and diced (2
cups)
2 garlic cloves, halved length-
wise
1 can (15 1/2 oz.) black beans,


rinsed and drained
1-1/2 cups fat-free, reduced-
sodium chicken or vegetable
broth
Salt and freshly ground black
pepper, to taste
Using a sharp paring knife,
slice off the hard, central vein of
each kale leaf.
Stacking 3 to 4 leaves at a
time, cut them crosswise into
half-inch strips. Rinse in a colan-
der or sieve and shake well, leav-
ing some moisture clinging to
leaves.
SIn a large Dutch oven or heavy
pot, heat oil over medium-high
heat. Saut6 onion until translu-
cent, about 4 minutes.
Add kale and mix until wilted,
about 3 minutes. Add tomatoes
and garlic. Cook, stirring, until
tomatoes soften slightly, about 3
minutes. Add beans and broth.
Bring to a boil, reduce heat and
simmer until kale is tender, about
30 minutes. Season to taste with
salt and pepper.
Serve as a side dish or over
brown rice for a main course.
*Lacinata, also called Dinoo
(dinosaur) kale" or cavolo nero, is
the best choice, but any kale,
including curly green and red
Russian, can be used. Makes 4
servings as a side dish or 2 as a
main course.
Nutritional Information:
Makes 4 servings. Per serving:
177 calories, 4 g. total fat (less
than 1 g. saturated fat), 28 g. car-
bohydrate, 10 g. protein, 8 g.
dietary fiber, 591 mg. sodium.


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Braised Kohlrabi,
Kohlrabi is a member of the
arnip family, and tastes like a
iild, sweet turnip. For this dish,
nly the large bulb is used. The
raves can be used as you would
arnip greens for a separate
Pcipe.
1 tsp. butter
1-1/2 lbs. kohlrabi, peeled and
it into 1/4-inch strips
1-1/2 cups fat-free, reduced
)dium chicken broth or veg-
;able broth
Freshly ground black pepper to
iste
In nonstick medium skillet,
iat butter over medium heat.
dd kohlrabi and saut6 5 min-
,es.
Add broth, bring to boil, cover

id lower heat. Cook for 15-20
minutes, until kohlrabi is tender.
)ver may be removed during
st 5 minutes, until liquid is
)sorbed. Add pepper, to taste.
Nutritional Information:
Makes 4 servings. Per serving:
Calories, 1 g Total Fat (<1 g
iturated Fat), 5 g Carbohydrate,
SProtein, 3 g Dietary Fiber, 232
g Sodium.


rown Rice with Pineapple
and Shiitake Mushrooms
1/2 cup long grain brown rice
brown basmati rice
1 cup water
1 tbsp. canola oil
1/2 medium red bell pepper,
:ed
S8 Shiitake mushrooms, stems
moved, and diced
1 cup chopped green onions
1/2 cup crushed canned pineap-
e, drained
Bring water to a boil. Add
jrown rice, bring to boil again,
then cover and reduce heat to low
simmer. Cook rice for 45 minutes
or until all water is absorbed.
While rice is cooking, saute red
pepper and shiitake mushrooms
in canola oil for 3 minutes. Add
green onion and pineapple.
Continue to saute for 1 more
minute.
Using fork, add rice to vegeta-
bles in pan. Cook, breaking up
rice and stirring, until well com-
bined and hot. Serve immediately.
If desired, enhance the flavor
of the pineapple by "carameliz-
ing." In a nonstick pan over high
heat, stir well-drained pineapple'
until slightly golden (about 5-10
minutes).
Makes 4 servings.
Nutritional Information:
Per serving: 166 calories, 4 g
total fat (<1 g saturated fat), 30 g
carbohydrate, 3 g protein, 3 g
dietary fiber, 12 mg sodium.


Cauliflower with Ginger
1 small head cauliflower,
chopped into large florets (about 4
cups)
1/4 cup hot water
2 tsp. canola oil
1/2 tsp. cumin seeds
2 tbsp. fresh gingerroot,
minced
1/2 tsp. turmeric
2 tsp. freshly-squeezed lemon
juice
2 tbsp. fresh cilantro (corian-
der) finely chopped
Salt and freshly ground black
npnner ton taste


ready to use;
SHeat a large, non-stick skillet
over medium-high heat 'about 30
seconds. Add oil and heat another
30 seconds. Add cumin and saut6
just until the seeds turn brown,
about 10 to 20 seconds. Add gin-
ger and stir briefly. Add turmeric
and stir to mix, then add cauli-
flower and stir to distribute spices
evenly on cauliflower.
Add hot water, reduce heat to a
simmer, cover and cook until the
cauliflower is almost tender-crisp,
about 3 to 4 minutes, stirring gen-
tly halfway through cooking.
Transfer liquid in skillet to a
small pan and heat to a simmer.
Cook gently to reduce amount by
half. Meanwhile, increase heat
under cauliflower to high and
gently stir fry to lightly brown
cauliflower (about 5 minutes).
Add lemon juice and chopped
cilantro to pan of reduced liquid,
mix to blend and heat through.
Add to cauliflower, gently stirring
to evenly distribute. Add salt and
pepper, to taste. Serve promptly.
Nutritional Information:
Makes 4 servings. Per serving:
38 calories, 2 g. total fat (0 g. satf
urated fat), 4 g. carbohydrate, 1 g.
protein, 2 g. dietary fiber, 20 mg.
sodium.


Chicken Fajitas
Mexican cooking is earthy and
intensely flavored. It's a simple
cuisine that lends itself well to
many cooking techniques and col-
orful presentations. Although
Mexican food is attractive yeat
round, fajitas seem especially
appropriate in summer, when the
temperature soars and we crave
light, as well as well-flavoredi
fare.
1/2 lb. boneless, skinless chick-
en breast,cut into very thin strips
1 tsp. ground cumin
Juice of 1/2 lime
1 tbsp. canola oil, divided
1/2 large white onion, thinly
sliced
1 medium green bell pepper,
seeded, cut
1 to 2 jalapeno peppers, seed-
ed, cut lengthwise in thin strips
1/2 cup well-drained salsa
2-4 tbsp. (according to taste)
minced cilantro leaves
4 whole-wheat tortillas in 1/2
inch strips
Sprinkle cumin over the chick-
en and rub in. Add chicken and
lime juice to a container with a
tight lid, cover and shake to mix
well. Marinate in the refrigerator,
2 to 24 hours, shaking the con-
tainer occasionally.
About an hour before cooking
the chicken, remove it. from the
marinade, pat dry with paper
towels and set aside to allow it to
come to room temperature.
Add half of the oil to a medium,
nonstick skillet over medium high
heat. Stir in the onion, green and
jalapeno peppers. Saut6 until
onions are lightly browned, about
10 minutes. Transfer vegetables
to a plate and set aside. Do not
clean the pan.
Heat remaining oil in the pan
over high heat until hot. Add
chicken and cook until slightly
browned, 1 to 4 minutes, depend-
ing on thinness. With a slotted
spoon, transfer chicken to a plate.
Place a tortilla on each of 4
plates. Add one-fourth of the
chicken to each in a narrow band,