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Title: The Polk County Democrat
Uniform Title: Polk County Democrat (Bartow, Fla.)
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Place of Publication: Bartow Fla
Creation Date: June 2, 2005
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Democrat Vol. 74, No. 77


Bartow, Florida 33830


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Democrat


Two Sections, 24 Pages


50 Cents


THURSDAY
June 2, 2005
Copyright 2005 Frisbie Publishing Co., Inc.


County Parks, Library Taxes Approved



Parks and Recreation MTSU Would Provide Additional Facilities


By S. L. FRISBIE, IV
Publisher

After listening to an hour-and-
a-quarter of arguments for and
against the proposal, Polk
County commissioners voted on
Wednesday to create a new tax to
support parks and recreation.
The tax will be in the form of a
Municipal Services Taxing Unit,


and collected only on property
located in unincorporated areas
of the county.
The amount of the tax will be
decided on July 27 as the com-
mission reviews the proposed
2005-06 budget.
County Mgr. Mike Herr said
the county was considering a
three-quarter-mill tax for parks
and recreation. But the amount
won't become official until July


27. Public hearings on the bud-
get, with the new tax, will be
held on Sept. 8 and 15.
The parks and recreation tax,
and a library tax that was
approved at the same meeting,
will go into effect on Oct. 1.
An audience that appeared to
be about evenly divided between
supporters and opponents of the
parks and recreation tax focused
mainly on a few points.


Opponents said Polk
Countians can't afford more
taxes, and the Municipal
Services Taxing Unit is unfair
because it will be paid only by
people who live in unincorporat-
ed areas of the county. They also
suggested that money should
.come from impact fees on new
construction.
Proponents said the county
needs more and better parks and
recreational facilities and pro-
grams to encourage quality
growth and to close an "infra-
structure gap," and that munici-
pal residents already are paying


By JENNIFER STARLING
Staff Writer

A 21-year-old man faces
attempted murder charges after
an incident of road rage in South
Lakeland Tuesday night escalat-
ed into a violent shooting.
According to Polk County
Sheriff Detective Russell Hilson,
Jeffrey Allen Quick of Lakeland
was traveling south on U.S. Hwy.
98 in a Ford Taurus just before 11
p.m. Tuesday when he was passed
by Bradley Mulvihill, who was
traveling with another man,
Randy Fieser, and his 11-year-old
daughter, Brittany Mulvihill.
After being passed by
Mulvihill, Quick "became irate"
and passed Mulvihill's vehicle,
Hilson said. Mulvihill then
passed Quick to turn into his sub-
division, and Quick followed him.


for parks and recreation pro-
grams offered by their cities.
Deputy County Atty. Linda
McKinley told the commission at
the start of the hearing that the
parks and recreation MSTU
could not be applied inside the
cities by the county commission,
but individual cities could choose
to "opt in" if they wanted to.
Typically, they don't, she
added.
Commissioner Paul Senft sug-
gested that by imposing the
MSTU tax, a city could reduce its
ad valorem property tax rate.
Beverly Kruger told the com-


Seeing this, Mulvihill turned
around so that Quick would not
see where he lived.
Quick then stopped and pulled
a black SKS assault rifle from the
trunk of his car, and fired two to
three rounds, striking Mulvihill's
vehicle, Hilson said. One of the
rounds grazed Fieser's left shoul-
der, and he sustained minor
injuries to two other parts of his
body from the shrapnel.
Neither Mulvihill or his
daughter were injured.
Quick fled, going west on CR
540A, and was captured by
deputies. Mulvihill drove Fieser
to Lakeland Regional Medical
Center for treatment.
A passenger in Quick's car,
Larry David Morrow of Mulberry,
told deputies that after the shoot-
ing, Quick "acted like the whole
thing was just a game," and acted
as though "he did not care what


mission: "We hired you to think
outside the tax box; apparently
you don't." She suggested that
people be charged for using coun-
ty parks, and that developers be
required to build parks for their
subdivisions.
John Ryan, an environmental
activist, spoke in favor of the tax.
The commission has done a good
job of expanding recreational
access through cooperation with
the school board on use of school
facilities, he said.
"You have gone the extra mile
to save tax dollars."
The new MSTU tax is needed


Library Tax May Be 1/2 Mill


ALTHOUGH HE DIDN'T CRY after his ordeal
with a riding lawnmower, Bartow resident Cody
Wheeler didn't have much to smile about. Three
surgeries later, Cody and his mom, Karen, were all
smiles in his hospital room on Saturday, even


though his time in the operating room is far from
over. The 13-year-old is scheduled for his fourth
operation in a week on Tuesday to try to save his
injured right foot. (Photo provided)


Boy Hospitalized After Being

Pulled Into Riding Mower Blade


By RUSTIN DWYER
Staff Writer

A teenage boy remains hospi-
talized after a harrowing riding
lawnmower accident on Thursday
nearly severed his right foot,
which may have been a result of
untied shoelaces.
According to the victim's moth-
er, Karen Wheeler, her son is.
doing fine, but has already under-
gone three surgeries and will
have to have at least one toe
amputated.
The incident occurred around
3:30 p.m. when Cody Wheeler, a
13-year-old from Bartow, was
helping two friends mow a lawn
on South Floral Ave. Wheeler was
holding on to the left side of a red
Murphy riding lawnmower while
it was moving and asked to take
control of the vehicle.
His friend stopped the mower
and jumped off the right side to
allow Wheeler to take the con-
trols. At this time, one of
Wheeler's untied shoe lace on his
right foot may have become
entangled in the mower blade,


dragging him towards it.
Immediately, Wheeler's shoe
was ripped off and he was thrown
to the ground. He stood up and
began to hop about until realizing
the extent of the injury. His
friends advised him to lay down
and called 911.
"I don't blame (his friends) for
the accident at all," Mrs. Wheeler
'said. "In fact, the way they
responded probably saved his
life."
Wheeler was treated by Polk
County Emergency Medical
Services before a Bartow police
officer made the call to have him
airlifted. Wheeler was transport-
ed by Life Flight to All Children's
Hospital in Tampa.
"That was a very good call,"
Mrs. Wheeler said. She added
that the Bartow police officers
who responded did an excellent
job, especially when she arrived
on the scene.
"When I got there and saw
what had happened, I went into
shock, literally," she said. "The
Bartow police took care of me and
made sure I was all right as all
this was going on. They even let


me see him before he left in the
helicopter."
Mrs. Wheeler said she wants
people to know her son is okay
and is more than appreciative of
all the concern.
"This town has been wonder-
ful," she said. "He has already
had more than 70 visitors come to
see him.
"We really appreciate the fact
so many people are keeping us in
their thoughts and prayers."
Wheeler has another surgery
scheduled on Tuesday and may
have to be moved to a different
hospital depending on the out-
come.
"Hopefully something good can
come of this," Mrs. Wheeler said.
"This is a good awakening call.
People need to know not to
approach a lawn mower on the
wrong side.
"Also, kids need to learn to be
careful with your shoelaces
untied, whether you're around a
bicycle, escalator or whatever. It's
not a fashion statement."
Friends wishing to talk with
Mrs. Wheeler or her son can con-
tact her 860-4144.


Commission To Change Meeting

Time To 5:30, Merge Work Session


Beginning in October, resi--
dents of unincorporated areas of
Polk County will pay a new prop-
erty tax probably a half-mill -
to support the countywide library
system.
The tax will be dedicated for
that purpose. At present, the
county commission supports a
countywide library cooperative,
but the amount of money is deter-
mined each year at budget time,
causing anxious moments for
library supporters. I
The commission voted on
Wednesday to create a Municipal
Services Taxing Unit for library
services. It will be imposed only
outside of the city limits, because
municipal libraries already are
supported by city taxpayers.
Unlike the lengthy public
hearing on a parks and recreation
tax that immediately preceded it,
the hearing on the library tax
lasted only a few minutes.
The amount of the library tax
will be determined on July 27,
and public hearings on the 2005-
06 county budget, including the
library tax, will be held on Sept. 8
and 15. Discussions of a library
tax for the lastyear or so have
centered on a half-mill, but that
won't become official until July


Deputy County Atty. Linda
McKinley told the commission
that the library tax could be used
in any number of ways for library
facilities and services.
At present, the county pays
money to a county library cooper-
ative which operates countywide
library service through existing
municipal libraries and a book-
mobile.
Beverly Sidenstick, president
of the League of Women Voters,
urged approval of a half-mill
library tax.
She said more bookmobiles
and branch libraries are needed
to serve unincorporated areas.
David Hallock of Bartow's
Friends of the Library organiza-
tion said a "dedicated tax" is
needed to support the library co-
op.
Sue Schultz said the League of
Women Voters has been working
on countywide library service for
24 years, and that the library
MSTU would insure a steady
source of funds.
Andrew C. Dries said the tax
will hurt "the common, hard-
working citizens of Polk County."
Bill Tinsley thanked the com-
mission for the library partner-


ship between the cities and the
county, calling it "one of the major
success stories of the past 10
years."
Al Whittle of Lakeland spoke
in support of the county library
system.
Commissioner Bob English
moved to create the MSTU, and
Commissioner Paul Senft second-
ed.
Commissioner Randy
Wilkinson said that calls for a
dedicated funding source "indi-
cate a lack of trust in the county
commission."
He suggested "store-front
libraries" to extend library ser-
vices.
"Our people are pretty much at
the end of their rope," he said.
He proposed that the county
pay for the library cooperative by
saving $11 million from the pre-
sent budget and by increasing the
fee for ambulance runs.
The vote to create the library
tax was 3-to-l, with English,
Senft and Commission Chm. Jack
Myers voting for it, and
Wilkinson voting "no."
Commissioner Sam Johnson was
absent.


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happened."
Morrow said he was unaware
that Quick had a gun in the trunk
of his car, did not know what
Quick was going to do, and he
stayed inside the vehicle during
the entire incident.
When being interviewed by
detectives, Hilson said, Quick
acknowledged that he "did not
care" about the incident or what
he had done, or about what a
judge or jury thought about his
actions.
He is charged with three
counts of attempted murder, and
one count of shooting into an
occupied vehicle. He is being held
without bond in the Polk County
jail.
Quick was sentenced to state
prison last year after he violated
probation he'd received for a
methamphetamine charge.
He was just released in March.


to provide additional facilities,
Ryan said.
Commissioner Randy
Wilkinson suggested that the
county should focus on develop-
ing parks on environmentally
sensitive lands that have been
bought by the county.
Ryan replied that picnic tables
and other forms of "passive recre-
ation" would be appropriate for
these lands, but baseball parks
and soccer fields would not.
He suggested that a good
parks system would serve as a
magnet to high tech industry,
which in turn would add to the
property tax base.
Kathy Kibler said the county
is raising taxes unfairly on peo-
ple who live in unincorporated
areas for facilities that will be
used by city residents as well.
John Johnson said the county
should have "full impact fees"
before raising property taxes for
parks and recreation.
Senft said the commission
already has imposed the full fee
recommended by a consultant for
parks and recreation.
Ed White, who lives in an
unincorporated area near
Lakeland, said rural residents
are not undertaxed. Lakeland
has more electric customers out-
side the city than inside, and
charges a 10 percent premium
outside the city, he said.
Thomas Wade urged the coun-
ty "to slow down" in raising
taxes. "I might as well turn my
house over to you pretty soon," he
said.
The county should turn its
attention to better maintenance
of its existing parks, he:said.
Evany Savin said "the cities
are very well represented" by the
county commission, and that the
interests of rural residents are
not represented..
Cities charge more to allow
non-residents to use their facili-


(See Page 3A Col. 1)


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Assuming they don't change
their minds at their next meeting
on June 6, Bartow city commis-
sioners will change their meeting
Oime to 5:30 p.m. beginning June
20, and will merge their work
Sessions and regular business
Sessions.
, Their purpose is to eliminate
the slack time that sometimes
occurs between their 5 o'clock
work sessions and their regular
business meetings at 6:30. Less
frequently, commissioners have
been unable to finish their work
Sessions in an hour-and-a-half,
and have resumed their work
session after the regular meet-
ing.
After discussing several possi-
ble formats, commissioners


decided to move the work session
from 5 to 5:30, and to make the
work session a part of the regular
business meeting agenda.
As a convenience to people
who are receiving proclamations
at the start of the meeting or
members of the audience who
have concerns or complaints,
commissioners will begin the
meeting with those items.
Next, they will go into their
work session. Florida law doesn't
differentiate between work ses-
sions and regular meetings, but
work sessions tend to be less for-
mal, and have minimum partici-
pation by the public. Public offi-
cials typically don't take a formal
vote on business during a work
session, but City Atty. George


Dunlap pointed out that by com-
bining the work session with the
regular meeting, they can take
votes at work sessions.
Commissioners considered
starting the combined work ses-
sion/business meeting at 5, but
decided to move the time back to
5:30 so that working people will
have time to get to the meeting at
its start.
The ordinance changing the
starting time and meeting format
will come up for final action and
a public hearing at the commis-
sion's June 6 meeting.
That meeting will begin at
6:30, preceded by a work session
at 5.


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A BULLET HOLE in this Chevrolet Blazer was
the result of a road rage shooting Tuesday night. A
passenger, Randy Fieser, sustained minor injuries


in the incident. Jeffrey Allen Quick (right) allegedly
used the SKS assault rifle (above right) in the
shooting. (Sheriff's Office photos)


Man Injured In Roa


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Community



Life


Lions Told Personal ID Theft
Number Two Crime in America


Personal identity theft threat-
ens to overcome auto theft as
America's number one crime,
Metro Crime Prevention of Flor-
ida Representative Brian L.
MacNeel told Bartow Lions Club
members at their May 24 lunch-
eon meeting.
The speaker advised home-
owners to purchase a paper
shredder so that financial papers
and personal information will
not fall into the hands of thieves.
Other measures recom-
mended by MacNeel were:
installing protruding screws
in the top of frames holding slid-
ing doors to prevent burglars
from popping doors loose and en-
tering the homes of victims;


installing window film to'
protect homes from "smash and
grab" crimes, as well as from
hurricane damage and for heal
and ultraviolet ray reduction;
purchasing pepper spray
and "Beware of Dog" yard signs,
even if there is no dog at the
home.
MacNeel also demonstrated a
portable home security alarm
system which works on the prin-
ciple of changes in air pressure
to set off an alarm. The unit also
may be carried as a security de-
vice when traveling to protect
against intrusion in a hotel or
motel room.
President Eric Hunt intro-
duced the speaker.


FootHill Bluegrass

Concert Planned At Bok


Robert Fort and Maricel Manombilang

Maricel Manombilang,

Robert Fort to Marry


These Bartow Zontians participated in the
May "boot sale" sponsored by Main Street Bartow.
From left are Pat Wright, treasurer; Josie Hop-
per, director; Wilma Till, secretary; and Pam Jor-


dan, vice-president. For information on the club,
e-mail bartowzonta@yahoo.com, or call President
Mary Frisbie at 533-4185. (Zonta Club photo)


Maricel Manombilang of
Lower Mainit, Philippines, and
Robert Fort of Fort Meade have
announced their engagement.
The bride-elect is the daugh-
ter of Basilio and Marilyn Ma-
nombilang of Lower Mainit. She
is a graduate of General Santos
City High School and was en-
rolled in Notre Dame of Dadian-
gas College located in General
Santos, Philippines, before mov-
ing to the United States.
Ms. Manombilang also was in-
volved in teaching literacy to
children and teens of the moun-
tains who speak the Tagakaulo
language in the Philippines.
She plans to continue her stud-


ies at Polk Community College
in nursing.
The prospective bridegroom is
the son of Bob and Carol Fort of
Fort Meade. He is a graduate of
Fort Meade High School and has
a degree in sociology from the
University of Florida. He cur-
rently works at Fort Meade Mid-
dle/Senior High School as a
teacher.
The couple met while Mr. Fort
was living as a missionary in the
Philippines.
A Saturday, June 18, 2005,
wedding is planned at First
Presbyterian Church of Fort
Meade.


FM Garden Club Closes Year
With Luncheon, Installation


Brownie Troop #437 sold 4,380 boxes of Girl Paige Adkins, 832 boxes; Delaney Wright, 742
Scout cookies. The troop was the top seller for the boxes; Brooke Brimacomb, 600 boxes; and Alyssa
Bartow area, and celebrated with a pizza party. Sidwell, 500 boxes. (Photo provided)
The four top sellers in the troop were (from left)


At its last board meeting, the Church Service Shivler, CSC executive director (far right), dis-
Center selected (from left) Nina Donahue, Junice plays the plaque listing the names of the recipi-
and Tim Keane as Volunteers of the Year.. Dixie ents. (Photo by Boyce Garmon)

Annual Drive Nets 5,006 Pounds of Food for
Church Service Center; Volunteers Honored


An annual food drive held in
May by postal workers in Bartow
netted a total of 5,006 pounds of
food for the Church Service Cen-
ter.
This amount is approximately
half of what was collected last
year, John M. Phillips said.
"The board of directors of the
Church Service Center wish to


publicly thank all those who con-
tributed food, the letter carriers
for their efforts, as well as the
volunteers who helped to unload
the trucks and shelve the canned
goods" Phillips said.
The center is a non-profit
United Way organization that
distributes food and clothing to
the needy in the Bartow area.


Thirty-three members and
guests of the Fort Meade Garden
Club met May 25 at Peace River
Country Club for their spring
luncheon meeting and installa-
tion of officers for the year 2005-
2006.
Hostess and President
Bettye Barnett opened the meet-
ing with an introduction of
guests, after which Lenora Cul-
pepper led the group in a devo-
tional.
The back porch of the club
was decorated by Mrs. Barnett
with roses grown by guest Suzie,
Wynn and orchids grown by
member Alice Spieth. A meal
was served by Fort Meade's Lo-
gan Hall.
After the meal, Leta Wright
installed the new officers.
The officers are Ragan Bar-
nett, Jr., president; Marian
Clyatt, first vice-president; Jim
Spieth, second vice-president;
Wayne Kitchings, recording sec-
retary; Bob Shirley and Dan
Moody, corresponding secretar-
ies; Clinton Manley, treasurer;
Lenora Culpepper, chaplain; and
Wayne Gunter, sunshine.
Mrs. Wright was presented a
gift certificate for car detailing
donated by Greenwood Chevro-
let, and was thanked by Mrs.
Barnett for her willingness to
serve as installation officer for so
many years.
Door prizes of Ms. Spieth's or-
chids were presented to many
lucky guests.
Members and guests attend-
ing the event were Jeanette Al-
britton; Jean Barnett with guest
Gloria Jean Durrance; Ruby
Benton; Dot Blackburn; Mickey
Carlton with guest Winona
Humston; Joyce Cain with guest
Lorraine Burgess; Marian
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Center hours are 9 a.m. to 2
p.m. each weekday except
Wednesday, when it closes at
noon.
No furniture, mattresses, or
large appliances are accepted.
For further information, call
the center at 533-5822.


***
Nothing but courage can
guide life.
-Vauvenargues


Clyatt; Lenora Culpepper and
her daughter, Joyce Tabb; Nancy
Kitchings; Caroline Loadholtes
and her daughter, Janet Barren-
tine; Eunice Manley; Marian
Martin; Ruby Moody with guest
Patsy Atwell; June Shirley with
guests Mavis Carmichael and
Carol Heathcoat; Alice Speith;
Betty Waller; Leta Wright; Lor-
raine Young with guest Karolyn
Nunnallee; Ann Winkler; and
Bettye Barnett with guests Judy
Barnett, Suzie Wynn, Margaret
Thompson, and Betty Ann
Sykes.
Following a summer off for
travel or just enjoying life in
Fort Meade, the membership
will reconvene Sept. 28.


FootHill Bluegrass Band, the
second concert in the Live at the
Gardens summer series, will be
held June 25 at 7:15 p.m. in the
Visitor Center.
Reservations are recom-
mended. Tickets are $13 for
adults or $6 for children 5-12 in
advance. Tickets on the day of
the concert are $15 for adults or
$8 for children.
FootHill Bluegrass Band
blends traditional bluegrass with
three-part harmony as brothers
Dave and Robbie Beaumont join
with acoustic instrumentalists
Ron Rimmer, Bill Neely and
Scott Rowell to blend vocals, gui-
tar, banjo, fiddle, harmonica,
mandolin and bass.
A roast beef dinner will be
served at the Carillon Caf6 from


Have an idea for a
story or photo?
SPlease call
The Democrat
533-4183 or The
Leader 285-8625


5:45 to 7 p.m.
Cost for the optional dinner is
$14.50 for members, $16 for non-
members and $8 for children 12
and younger. Reservations and
prepayment are required.
For more information and res-
ervations, call 676-1408, ext.
2216, or e-mail phrestina@bok-
sanctuary.org.


$$*
Opinions that are well-rooted
should grow and change like a
healthy tree.
-Irviiig Batcheller




Card of Thanks
To the family and friends of
Garnell Demps wish to thank
you for all your support and acts
of kindness during my illness and
recovery. It's not the things that
can be bought that are life's
richest treasure, it's just the
heart-gifts that money cannot
measure.
Love, Garnell Demps
"Today, appreciate your treasures,
faith, family and friends are the
most valuable and yet are
unavailable for purchase."


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FWC To Hold Internet Forum June 9


Florida Fish and Wildlife Con-
servation Commission (FWC) is
offering a new forum for public
participation.
On Thursday, June 9, at 7
$.m., the FWC will host a live
online virtual workshop where
'FWC staff will present an over-
,ew of Florida's Wildlife Legacy
Initiative and ask for feedback.
This is the first time the FWC
'has conducted a public workshop
'through the Internet.
Instead of having to travel to
traditional public meeting,
, workshop attendees will be able
to "attend" from the comfort of
'home, office or any place with
Computer and Internet connec-
tion.
-V Participants will see and hear
a presentation and interact with
FWC staff through chat, ques-
tions and answers and instant
polling. They also will be able to
comment and make suggestions.
The presentation will run ap-
proximately 30 minutes.
"The meeting will be con-
ducted like a public workshop,
exceptt that people can partici-
pate from virtually anywhere,"
%homas Eason, who is leading
Florida's Wildlife Legacy Initia-
tive for the FWC, said.


Eason will conduct the live
workshop.
Everyone interested in "at-
tending" the workshop, must
pre-register online before June 9.
To get signed up, go to
MyFWC.com/wildlifelegacy and
follow the instructions to regis-
ter. Registrants will receive e-
mail reminders.
Complete information about
our Legacy Initiative and Con-
gress' requirements for the Com-
prehensive Wildlife Conserva-
tion Strategy also is on the web-
site.
For the convenience of people
who do not have a computer with
Internet access, the FWC is
making the presentation avail-
able at six locations around the
state.
Concerned citizens can view
the computerized workshop and
meet with FWC biologists in
Lakeland, Lake City, Ocala,
Panama City, Tallahassee and
West Palm each. Addresses for
the viewing locations are avail-
able at http://myfwc.com/wildlife-
legacy/PDF/Directions.pdf.
Florida's Wildlife Legacy Ini-
tiative is an approach to link ac-
tion plans to a distinct funding
program.


Its aim is to avert future de-
clines of native wildlife, with a
goal of keeping common species
common.
Public participation is a cru-
cial element in developing this
plan.
"The success of Florida's
Wildlife Legacy depends on part-
nerships throughout from cre-
ating, to securing funding, to im-
plementing the conservation
strategy. I hope everyone who
cares about the future of Flori-
da's fish and wildlife will get in-
volved and help create a blue-
print for managing our re-
sources," Eason said.
Florida's Comprehensive
Wildlife Strategy is one of 56 be-
ing developed by every U.S. state
and territory.
A recorded copy of the virtual
workshop will be available at
MyFWC.com/wildlifelegacy after
the live workshop ends.
People can provide comments
by clicking on the comment link
on that site, or by writing to Tho-
mas Eason at the FWC at 620 S.
Meridian St., Tallahassee, FL
32399-1600.
The deadline for submitting
comments is June 18.


-,Parade Of Champions' Planned


When Bartow has something
to celebrate, it's not unusual for a
parade to be included in the fes-
fivities.
*je With the Bartow High School
girls softball team recently win-
ning the Class 4A state champi-
onship, and the school's
weightlifting team winning its
state title, its seems only fitting
that a parade be held in their
lonor.
! After all, events such as these
are why Polk County's capital
city is sometime. unofficially


referred to as the "city of
parades." Bartow Chamber of
Commerce, City of Bartow,
Community Redevelopment
Agency and Main Street Bartow
are continuing the tradition by
partnering to present a Parade of
Champions to take place on
Friday, June 17, celebrating the
teams' state titles.
The parade will begin at 6
p.m. at the parking lot directly
north of the high school stadium,
and proceed north on Bro'adway
to Summerlin Street, turning


right on Summerlin Street to
Central Avenue.
The parade will end there and
join Main Street Bartow's Friday
Fest with its live music, food and
kids' activities.
A short program will feature
business and civic leaders to rec-
ognizing and honoring the team
members.
Those wishing to participate
in the parade with a float or vehi-
cle should call Mary Jordan at
519-0508 for more information.


P. Parks Tax Approved


(Continued from Page 1A)
ties, she said.
i.The taxpayers rejected a pro-
ppsed MSTU for parks, she said.
,:,Bob Sarnow said consultants
"can come up with any number
ywu want" in' saying what the
county's deficits, in parks and
recreation.' .
"I'This is "a 'want list,' not a
'need list'," he said of the pro-
posed facilities to be built with
t e parks tax.
"The problems are being
c used by the municipalities.
n't put it on the backs of peo-
p .-,who live in the county." he
s id.
Peggy Beck reminded the com-
n sion that the citizens voted
a ainst the tax in a referendum.
"We're just being taxed to.
d ath. Just because we live in a
e home doesn't mean we're
althy," she said.
Terry Worthington commend-
ed .the .commission for recogniz-
irg infrastructure needs, but said
the parks tax shouldn't be paid
only by residents of unincorpo-
rated areas.. :
Andrew C.. Dries said that
republicann principles have been-
batrayed" since last November's.
?caltion, saying Republicans typ-
ically want "Jess government and
[toer taxes."
IAnother speaker said that
mn ny people who choose to live in
Unincorporated areas don't, want
municipal services.
'Horace West of, Haines City
-alled the MSTU "a .much-needed

"Parks enhance the quality of
.if&' for citizens of all ages, he
idded.
]Robby Shields, who lives near
Lake Wales, said: "Great cities
nd great counties have` great


parks."
Rick Meek, president of
Lakeland Highlands Youth
Soccer Assn., supported the tax.
"Historically I am not in favor of
tax increases," he said, "but this
is a needed tax."
SDoug Leonard, a member of
Friends of the Park, said the vote
against the MSTU was 53 to 47
percent, indicating that a large
number of Polk Countians sup-
port it.
"The municipalities are doing
well over their fair share" for
recreation programs, he said.
Impact fees cannot be used for
maintenance of existing parks or
for operation of programs, he
said.
Another speaker, who is active
.in youth football, said that holes
iri poorly maintained football
fields endanger children.
* Al Whittle, speaking for the
Bipartisan Civic Affairs Group
and several other groups, said
the Polk Vision plan urges elimi-
nating "the infrastructure gap."
He commended Commissioner
Bob English for pushing for the
parks MSTU.
"The gap will continue to grow,
even with the new tax," he said.
The county needs a long range
plan to reverse, that trend, he
added.
John Strang of Winter Haven,
speaking on behalf of the Polk
County Farm Bureau, said his
board opposes the tax, because it
would be applied only in unincor-
porated areas.
Larry Drum spoke in support
of the tax, saying that the entire
burden should not be placed on
purchasers of new homes.
A good parks system will
attract high quality businesses
and higher priced homes, he said.
Charles Shelton said impact


fees are the best way to raise
money for parks, saying that new
parks are being built for new res-
idents.
Joe O'Leary said "it's just fair"
for residents of unincorporated
Polk County, including himself,
to pay for parks and recreation
programs that are provided pri-
marily by the cities.
Ron Clark of Lakeland noted
that Polk Vision urged high qual-
ity services in unincorporated
Polk County and "a sense of
urgency ... to make the gap go
away.
"What we're' doing this for is
the next generation," he added.
Neva Green, representing the
Polk City Football League, said
her youngsters play football on a
softball field.
'"We need this tax," she said.
Daniel Stetson said that the
unincorporated area of Polk
County "is a city, and oddly-
shaped city," and needs munici-
pal services. "You are working on
quality of life issues."
After listening to public com-
ments, English moved creation of
the MSTU and Senft seconded.
Wilkinson said that since
1988, the county has increased
taxes 21 times.
He said Polk Countians pay
6.7 percent of their income to
county government, several
times higher than nearby coun-
ties.
"We're at the point of taxing
people out of, their homes," he
said. "Businesses are not attract-
ed by high taxes.",
The motion passed on a 3-to-i
vote, with English, Senft, and
Commission Chm. Jack Myers
voting for it, and Wilkinson vot-
ing against it. Commissioner
Sam Johnson was absent.


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POLK TRANSPORTATION Planning Organization (TPO) is
sponsoring two public events to inform residents and get comments
on travel needs and proposed multi-modal transportation improve-
ments. The map shows the study area. (Photo provided)

TPO Plans Two Public

Forums On Transportation


Residents are invited to get in
on the ground floor of future
transportation plans for Polk
County.
Polk Transportation Planning
Organization (TPO) is sponsor-
ing two public events to inform
residents and get comments on
travel needs and proposed multi-
modal transportation improve-
ments.
The proposals are designed to'
reduce congestion and improve
safety and traffic flow in central
Polk County.
A public information work-
shop will be held Monday, June
6, beginning at 5:30 p.m. at the
Florida Citrus Building-Florida
Room, 500 3rd Street N.W., Win-
ter Haven.
At 5:45 p.m. the results of the


study and the proposed improve-
ments will be presented.
Following the presentation,
there will be an opportunity to
view the displays, ask questions
and make comments.
On Saturday, June 11, from
11 a.m. to 3 p.m., an exhibit will
be displayed at the Eagle Ridge
Mall in Lake Wales.
Displays and information will
be located in the Food Court
Area. Planners will be available
to explain the study, answer
questions, and take comments.
Persons with disabilities who
need special accommodations at
the workshop under the Ameri-
cans with Disabilities Act of
1990 are asked to contact
PBS&J at 533-7000 at least
seven days before the workshop.


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Historic Bok Sanctuary will
honor volunteer Duane Hull on
Wednesday, June 15, for his
commitment of more than 6,000
work hours to the Sanctuary.
At 10 a.m. a live oak tree
planted in Hull's honor will be
dedicated.
Following will be a reception
in the Lecture Halls to celebrate
the publication of his book
"Flowers of Historic Bok Sanctu-
ary."
Hull has been a volunteer for
more than 15 years.
As an expression of his love of


the gardens at thoe S;_uct,uary, he
dedicated numer'ouS; hours pho-
tographing flowers and points
provide a tool to help educ;
volunteer garden guides and oin-
ers.
His book is for sale in the
Tower & Garden Gift, Shop.
"We want to acknowledge our
appreciation for Duane's out-
standing efforts," Lisa Allen, vol-
unteer coordinator, said. "He is a
true friend of the Sanctuary."
For more information contact
Lisa Allen at 676-1408, ext.
2224.


Bok Sanctuary Set

July Fourth Celebr


Historic Bok Sanctuary will
observe the nation's 229th birth-
day on Monday, July 4, with spe-
cial patriotic carillon recitals at
1 and 3 p.m.
The Singing Tower will ring
forth 13 times at 2 p.m. joining
the Liberty Bell and other bells
across America during "Let Free-
dom Ring 2005," followed by a
sonic "fireworks explosion" for
several minutes to celebrate
America's freedom and inde-
pendence.
Congress passed a resolution
in 1963 authorizing the national
bell ringing ceremony to com-
memorate annually the signing
of the Declaration of Independ-
ence.
Stroll the Olmsted garden or
relax on a blanket as the 60-bell
carillon sings selections includ-
ing "The Star-Spangled Banner,"
"America the Beautiful," "The


President's March," "Columbia"
and "The Gem of the Ocean."
Visitors also will hear music
written by Stephen Foster,
whose birthday was July 4,
1826.


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Explorations V Children's
Museum will host its monthly
scrapbooking session for children
and adults, "Crop 'Til You Drop,
on Saturday June 11.
The session will be open from
10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and partici-
pants may stay as long for any
length of time until it closes. Fee
for the session is $3 per hour per
participant.
The session is presented by
Kathy Hockenberry, a Creative
Memory consultant.
Attendees will learn how to
create a scrapbook of favorite
photos and memories. The ses-
sion includes the use of cropping


tools, new ideas and assistance
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.
Admission to the museum is
$4 for children, ages 2-15, and $2
for adults.
The children's museum is lo-
cated at 109 North Kentucky
Avenue in downtown Lakeland.


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

Neither Black nor White, Male nor Female


S


'Left Lane Law' Wouldn'


Take the Place of Courtes


We applaud Gov. Jeb Bush for vetoing
the "Left Lane Law."
That law, which would have made it a
traffic infraction to remain in the passing
lane on a four-lane highway when a faster
motorist wanted to get by, had a noble pur-
pose.
It was intended to reduce "road rage."
But the message that it sent was that the
"passing lane" is actually intended to be a
"speeding lane," its use reserved for
motorists who figure speed laws are mere-
ly suggestions, a departing point for cruis-
ing at 10, 15 or more miles per hour faster
than the speed limit.
We are neither so naive as to suggest that
all motorists scrupulously observe the
posted limit, nor so hypocritical as to rep-
resent that we have never exceeded it.
Highway courtesy certainly dictates that
passing lanes be made available to
motorists who want to pass slower moving
traffic, whether or not they intend to do so
within the posted speed limit.
Courtesy also suggests that motorists
shouldn't pass, then pull into the right lane
and drive slower than the vehicles they
just passed. But it happens all the time.
Limiting the left lane to motorists who
are passing other travelers would effec-
tively reduce a four-lane highway to two
lanes. When all motorists on a highway
segment are traveling at or near the speed
limit and yes, it happens, especially
when the posted speed limits are reason-
able it makes sense to use all the travel
lanes available.
And experienced motorists know that
when the highway is flooded by a Florida
downpour, the well-worn right lane traps
far more water than the passing lane, mak-
ing uncontrollable skids a greater hazard.
The lesser-used passing lanes drain more


quickly, making them safer when the pave-
ment is wet.
Courtesy suggests that motorists in the
passing lane pull over when others want to
pass, even others who are ignoring the
speed limit.
Courtesy also suggests that truck drivers
should not charge onto the highway from
on-ramps with insufficient clearance,
knowing that other motorists will slow
down to avoid being killed by them.
And courtesy suggests that motorists
should respond with a friendly, five-finger
wave whenever a fellow motorist lets them
into a steady stream of traffic from a drive-
way or side street, rather than waving with
a single finger when they don't get out of
the way fast enough.
Trying to write courtesy into state law -
and imposing another fine for discourte-
ous acts is a fool's errand.
Motorists should do the right thing
because it's the right thing. Most will;
some won't.
Jeb Bush was right not to make one dis-
courtesy a violation of law, while allowing
others to be only a violation of good man-
ners.


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Well, the tree man was here yesterday and
inspected my beautiful trees.
They are Liriodendrum Tulipferas, commonly
referred to as tulip poplars.
In the Spring they have large, palmate leaves
with big flowers. The flowers are green in the cen-
ter and orange on the outside.
Last year I had the arborist come out and attend
to them. I didn't know there was such a
thing as an arborist until I called the state
of Georgia and told the forestry service I
was concerned about the bark splitting on
them. They recommended an arborist,
which is a man who really knows his busi-
ness.
When they came out last year, they sent
out a young man who must be a throwback
to monkeys. He threw a rope around the
trees, climbed up about 200 feet, like he
was a fireman without a ladder, and
pruned the dead leaves and twigs.
The tree men 'came out in a huge truck
that had all sorts of wonderful things
attached to it. They pruned everything that
needed pruning and then threw the debris
in the truck and ground it all up.
Then they fertilized them. It never
occurred to me that those huge tulip
popJars would need fertilizer. The arborist
showed me some leaves that had been
trimmed off and said, "Look at this. These
leaves are deficient in something or other."
Well, he didn't say "something or other,"
but I knew what he was talking about.
He told me that they were probably the
tallest trees in my county and they needed
fertilizer to survive. There are three of
them in a cluster and Sparky and the squir-
rels have a lot of fun playing in them.
Sparky still thinks he can climb trees and
never gives up.
They told me that my big dogwood tree
in the front yard also needed fertilizing. I
told them to' go ahead and they had a tank
truck with a long hose and fed my dog-


wood tree.
I think it is really wonderful that we have
arborists to take care of our frees; they are really just
big plants and need care, as much as the grass does.
This year when the man came out to inspect
them, he said they didn't need anything done to
them, that they looked really healthy. They are
going to fertilize them in the Fall.


Ask any veteran a few details
about his or her military service,
and the chances are you'll get two
dates for sure: when their hitch
began, and when it ended.
It was exactly 43 years ago that
I traded my ROTC uniform I
was paid 90 cents a day in my
junior and senior years for a
commission in the United States
Army.
On June 2, 1962, the day I
. graduated from Florida State
University, I became an officer
and a gentleman by act of
Congress. I recited for the first
time my Army service number
(the Army used to assign service
lv numbers instead of using Social
SJ Security numbers) as I took the
oath of office as a second lieu-


tenant.
After seven weeks working as
a reporter at The Polk County
Democrat, I hit the road for Fort
Benjamin Harrison, Indiana, for
my officer basic course and the
start of my two-year active duty
tour.
My intent was to put in my
obligatory two years in the active
Army, three years in the active
Reserve or National Guard, and
one year in the inactive Reserve,
and get out.
Instead, I spent slightly more
than 30 years in the Florida
National Guard after my two-
year hitch with an Army intelli-
gence unit in Washington, D.C. I


have often said that I didn't enjoy
every minute, but I enjoyed every
day; not once did the sun go
down with me regretting my
decision to stay in the Guard.
Whenever I see June 2 roll
around on the calendar, I remem-
ber the Army that I entered in
1962, and the Florida Army
National Guard that I entered in
1964 and from which I retired on
Feb. 1, 1995.
Segregation was still the norm
in America the Brown vs.
Topeka decision had not been
taken seriously but the armed
forces were fully integrated.
My first supervisor at the 116th
Intelligence Corps Group in
Washington was colored. No, I
don't use that term in the politi-
cally incorrect sense. He was a
mixed race captain, by definition
a Negro but a long way from
black. My relationship with him
was based not on the color of his
skin, but by the brass on his col-
lar. He was my captain, and a fine
officer.
I remember his first advice to
me: "Lieutenant, in your new job,
make changes by evolution, not
revolution."
Not long after my arrival at the
116th, a bunch of us lieutenants
decided it would be a nice idea to
have a Friday evening party at a
bar near the unit's offices in
Tempo Building C. The party was
open to anybody who wanted to


participate, without regard, as
they say, to race, color, creed, or
previous condition of servitude.
But a few black officers said
they wouldn't be participating.
Us white guys insisted on an
explanation.
Finally, one of the black guys
quietly said: "Colored aren't wel-
come there."
That bar never wet the whistle
of another white officer from the
116th.
We weren't "white" or "col-
ored." We were Army officers,
most of us there because we had
to be, but we served one country,
saluted one flag, and if duty
demanded, would bleed one
color.
After two years in the active
Army, I joined the Florida
National Guard, ready to remake
it in my own image, to teach it all
that I had learned in two years in
the "real Army."
The Guard was not interested
in my image, nor was it interested
in what I had to teach it. It didn't
appreciate that I had all the
answers, and 'when I retired 30
years later with the rank of
colonel one rank more than I
had hoped for and two more than
I deserved I had forgotten
what the questions were, let
alone the answers I had for them.
The Guard I entered in 1964
was. still an all-white organiza-
tion; also all-male. That would


change, slowly at first. The first
black Guardsman at the Fort
Homer Hesterly Armory in
Tampa was assigned to the mili-
tary police platoon. He had a
great sense of humor, and
laughed when his white associ-
ates told him that he would be
point man when they went into
riot duty.
The first women at Fort
Hesterly were assigned to me, the
very first as my stenographer, the
next several as officers in my
Adjutant General's Section. A
friend once muttered at a staff
meeting that the AG Section was
"Frisbie's Harem." It was a gross
exaggeration, but I loved it.
Over the years, some of the
best officers with whom I served
- and some of the worst were
women. The same can be said of
the men with whom I served.
Competence was not gender-
based. Still isn't.
In the 116th Intelligence, we
were not black or white; we were
soldiers.
In the Florida National Guard,
we were not male or female, we
were soldiers.
There is an affection, a cama-
raderie among soldiers that tran-
scends race and gender.
I do not try to explain it; I only
enjoy it. After all these years, I
treasure many warm memories of
the folks with whom I served.


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


Fifty Years Ago

Six phosphate companies in
Polk and Hillsborough Counties
were shut down by work stop-
pages Wednesday. Local unions
at International Minerals &
Chemical Corp. and Coronet are
actually on strike. The other four
Armour Fertilizer Works,
Virginia-Carolina .Chemical
Corp., American Agricultural
Chemical Crop. and Coronet -
are in "continuous meeting."
Swift & Co. local union has given
"10 days notice," as required in
their contract; F.S. Royster Guano
Co., is still operating, but is
dependent on other companies
for supplies of phosphate rock.
The mammoth shutdown is the
first industrywide work stoppage
in the history of the phosphate
industry.
n Orange State Processing
Corp. truck backfired at Main
Street and Broadway about 3:30
a.m., setting the vehicle on fire,
and the driver hastily changed
his route, to the fire station. Two
Bartow policemen, seeing the
blazing truck, radioed the fire sta-
tion operator that he had a cus-
tomer coming; the operator
yelled upstairs to the two firemen
on duty; and when the blazing
truck reached the station, they
were ready with chemical fire
extinguishers, and quickly extin-


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guished the fire. It was the first
drive-in fire in the department's
history.

Forty-Five Years Ago

Receiving his M.D. degree
from the University of Florida
Medical School in Gainesville
Monday will be Arthur Warren
Sweat, 28, son of Leo W. Sweat of
Bartow and Mrs. Bessie Jones of
Indian Rocks. Sweat will serve
his internship at Salt Lake City,
Utah.
Roy Allen, son of Mr. and Mrs.
Leroy Allen of Bartow, has been
granted a scholarship for gradu-
ate study in the field of psychi-
atric social work. Allen will be
graduated Monday from
Lynchburg College, Lynchburg,
Va., and will study at Florida
State University.
At least 11 members of the
Bartow High School senior class
have won college scholarships,
worth from $100 to $600 a year,
Guidance Director L.E.
Yarborough said today.
Negro employees of Virginia-
Carolina Corp. and their families
will be guests of the company on
Sunday afternoon at a barbecue
and open house ceremonies, cele-
brating completion of the new V-
C Clear Springs flotation plant.

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More than 1,000 of Polk
County's classroom teachers
have voted to impose "profes-
sional sanctions" against the
school system at the start of
school in the Fall in an effort to
get the pay raises they want.
They also voted to reject what has
been called "an offer" of $250 to
$300 per teacher per year.
One of the two astronauts now
orbiting the earth in Gemini 4
spacecraft is Air Force Major
Edward H. White, II, who lived in
Bartow during the six months he
took primary fight training at
Bartow Air Base. White is the first
America chosen to take a "space
walk" outside his orbiting cap-
sule.
A record number of 201
seniors will be graduated at
Bartow Senior High's 72nd com-
mencement exercises tonight,
Principal D. Parker Young
announced today.
Peter B. Wright, Jr., has
resigned as principal of Alturas
Elementary School to accept a
position with the State Dept. of
Education.

Thirty-Five Years Ago

Maj. George B. Lott, Jr., an
infantry officer, has been decorat-
ed the third time for service in
Vietnam. He was awarded the
second oak leaf cluster to the
Bronze Star Medal for "excep-
tionally meritorious achievement
in support of the United States
objectives in the counterinsur-
gency ,effort in the Republic, of
Vietnam."
Karen
Terell and Alfred B. Chiles, III,
will give the valedictorian and
salutatorian addresses, respec-
tively, at high school commence-
ment exercises Friday night.
Page One headlines: "City To
Offer 210-Acre Tract as Industrial
Site Bordering 2 Highways;"
"Parental Neglect Law Eyed To
Curb Kids' Vandalism"
Supporting the latter headline
is a photograph of vandalism of
.several headstones in Bartow's
old Oak Hill Cemetery. An edito-
rial page headline goes further:
"If Parents Won't, The Law
Must"

Thirty Years Ago
Three applicants for the posi-
tion of the city manager are
scheduled to be interviewed by
the city commission this week.
This first, Ralph 0. Bowers, chief
of the city's data processing divi-
sion, will have his innings after
the commission meeting tonight.
The other two, Cornelius F. Blair,
city manager of Clewiston, and
Richard C. Fellows, city manager i
of Coral Springs, are listed for I


Wednesday night.
A "country fair" keyed to
188th anniversary of the U.S.
Constitution, will be held in
Bartow on Sept. 13, members of
the Bartow Bicentennial
Committee decided Friday night.
Commencement addresses for
the 82nd graduating class of
Bartow High School will be deliv-
ered by Valedictorian Clementine
Baker King and Salutatorian
Martha Ann Cowles, Principal
William M. Bryan announced
today.
Miss Nancy Ann Holloway,
Bartow city finance director for
the past four years, submitted her
resignation Friday afternoon, to
accept another position. That
both she and Fire Chief Robert
Polk announced their resigna-
tions within a 48-hour period has
nothing to do with the turmoil
which resulted last month with
the ousting of City Manager C.T.
Clark. Both Polk and Miss
Holloway noted that their new
jobs offer "personal advance-
ment."

Twenty-Five Years Ago

Headlines picture a hectic
weekend: "Bartowan Guilty of
Killing Girl Friend;" "Woman
Dies In Crash;" "Spa Closing
'Dead Issue';" "Manager Foils
Safe Cracker;" "Electric Rates To
Rise Tonight"
The electric rate head forecast
the -night's issue of the city com-
mission, which was set to
increase electricity rates by $5.60
per 1,000 kilowatt hours "to offset
a similar increase in the whole-
sale rate charged to the city by the
Florida Power Corp."
Am attempt to break into the
safe at Golden Corral Steak
House was foiled when the man-
ager came in and the would-be
bandits fled, leaving their tools
behind.
Principal speakers at Bartow
High School commencement,,
when 275 students receive their
diplomas, will be Valedictorian
Madelyn Ana Espinosa and
Salutatorian Mark Allen Dooley.

Twenty Years Ago
Page One Headline: "Two
Bartow Women Killed; Crash
Claims Three Lives"
Co-Valedictorians Cynthia
Jackson and Edward Heidtman,
IV, and Salutatorian Edward
Manly, Jr., will give the keynote
addresses Thursday night at
Bartow High School's 92nd com-
mencement exercise.
With Bartowans using twice as
much water now as they usually
do, City Mgr. James R. O'Connor
is asking citizens to cut down on
their watering of lawns.


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IN A NEW HOME and ready to fix transmis- ists is ready for business. (Staff photo by
sions, Rawlins Automatic Transmissions Special- Janice Jared)

Rawlins Automatic Transmission Relocates


Rawlins Automatic Transmis-
sion Specialists has been relo-
cated from a dead end street to
1855 Highway 17 North of Fort
Meade.
The 21 year-old business was
established in Fort Meade in
1984. It is owned and operated
by David and Daniel Rawlings.
Formerly located at 424 North
Palmetto, where David Rawlings
said they rented the building in
which their shop was located,
the shop has moved to the new


location.
The shop also does auto repair
and has customers not only in
Fort Meade, but in Wauchula,
Arcadia, Zolfo Springs, Lake-
land, Mulberry, and Bartow.
"We get most of our customers
by 'word of mouth,' however, the
new location should offer us
more exposure to increase our
customer base," said Daniel
Rawlins.
The new location has more
stalls and higher stalls, which


will enable them to work on
larger vehicles.
"We have some fix-up, some
painting to do at the new place,
but we have been repairing
transmissions there for three
weeks," David Rawlins added.
Rawlins Automatic Transmis-
sion Specialists is open Monday
through Friday from 8 a.m. until
5 p.m. They can be reached at
285-7900.


Unclaimed Property Workshops Set


Last year, the Department of
Financial Services, Bureau of
Unclaimed Property, returned a
record $99 million in unclaimed
cash and property to 176,000
owners or heirs.
But Florida's Chief Financial
Officer Tom Gallagher wants to
do more to make sure unclaimed
property is returned to the right-



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Jean Murphy


Jean
Murphy
Jean Murphy, 90, of Lake-
land, died of natural causes Sat-
urday, May 28, 2005, at South-
land Suites Assisted Living of
Lakeland.
., Born in Lorain, Ohio, on Sept.
21, 1914, Mrs. Murphy moved to
Lakeland from Clearwater 12
years ago.
She was an administrative as-
sistant for 'Murphy Chevrolet.
She was Catholic.
Mrs. Murphy was preceded in
death by her husband, William
Patrick Murphy.
Survivors include one daugh-
ter, Colleen Kremer of Lakeland;
three sons, Tim Murphy of Bar-
tow, and Pete Murphy and Colin
Murphy, both of Lakeland; seven
grandchildren; and two great-
grandchildren.
Visitation: Thursday, June 16,
from 1 to. 1:30 p.m., at St. Jo-
seph's Catholic Church, 118
West Lemon Street, Lakeland.
The funeral will follow at the
church Thursday at 1:30 p.m.,
with Rev. John P. Caulfield offi-
ciating.
Interment: Oak Hill Burial
Park in Lakeland.
Memorial contributions: St.
Joseph's School Foundation, P.O.
Box 30, Lakeland, FL 33802.
Arrangements: Whidden-
McLean Funeral Home in Bar-
tow.


ful owners or heirs.
Gallagher has organized a se-
ries of workshops this summer to
educate businesses and govern-
ment offices about Florida's un-
claimed property laws.
. "If the state has the responsi-
bility to collect unclaimed prop-
erty, then we must make sure
that all unclaimed property is
being reported to us," Gallagher
said. "Yes, people move and for-
get about a safe deposit box or
their utility deposit, but people
also lose track of their property
through company mergers and
buyouts, and I want to make
sure that no Floridian loses their
property due to company prac-
tices."
The dates for the workshops
are June 14 in Orlando; June 23
in, Tampa; June 29 in Fort Lau-
derdale; and July 12 in Jackson-
ville.
For more information about
the workshops, log onto www.
fltreasurehunt.org and click on
events.
The money or property re-
ported to the state comes mostly
from bank accounts, insurance


policies, uncashed checks, busi-
ness accounts or safe deposit
boxes.
The department advertises a
24-hour website where people
can search for unclaimed prop-
erty for themselves or family and
friends.
Cash that is unclaimed is de-
posited into the state's education
trust fund, and every year the
department holds a public auc-
tion to sell property that has re-
mained unclaimed for at least
three years.
This year's auction is sched-
uled for July 30 at the Wyndham
Hotel in Fort Lauderdale. Auc-
tion proceeds also are deposited
into the education trust fund
and can'be claimed at any time.
The department is currently
holding unclaimed property ac-
counts valued at more than $1
billion.
Owners or their heirs can
claim the cash or property for
free by logging on to www.
fltreasurehunt.org or by calling
' 1-88-valuable (1-888-258-2253).


Corporate College

Schedules June Classes


Polk Community College's
Corporate College has set a vari-
ety of classes.
Ethics for Adjusters this
course defines ethics and links
ethical behavior to current situa-
tions, includes a section on "bad
faith" as defined by Florida law,
and gives the adjuster guidelines
for his relationship, to both com-
pany and claimant.
This two hour class will meet
on the Lakeland campus on Fri-
day, June 10, 8 a.m. -10 a.m.
The fee for this course is $16.
Contract Law this course
explores the concept of contract
creation and the relationship of
various parties to a contract. In
addition, the course delves into
parties eligible to enter into con-
tracts as well as the various
ways a contract may be termi-
nated.
This five-hour class will meet
on the' Lakeland campus on Fri-
day, June 10, 10 a.m. 4 p.m.


The fee for this course is $40.
Microsoft Word Advanced -
in this class students will learn
how to enhance large documents
by creating an index and table of
contents; create forms to auto-
mate your work; record macros;
merge documents to produce
form letters and address labels
for mass mailings; compare
documents and track changes.
Microsoft Office XP version
will be used in this course.
i Students must have MS Word
Beginning and Intermediate.
This 12-hour class will meet
on the Lakeland campus Friday,
June 3, ; 6; to 10 p.m. and Satur-
day, June 4, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
The fee. for this course is $96
and the textbook, Word 2002 Ad-
vanced by Course Technology,
must be purchased the first day
of class.
For more information on any
of the classes, call 669-2326 or
visit www.polk.edu/cc.


In June 1983, astronaut Sally Kristen Ride became the first
American woman to travel in space. She rode aboard the space shut-
tle Challenger.


Suggestions by the Polk
County commission, the press,
and the public that the Polk
County sheriffs office budget is
too large are a bum rap, accord-
ing to Sheriff Grady Judd, who
was elected last year.
It costs the sheriffs office
$184 per citizen per year to keep
a patrol car on the road, com-
pared to an average of $241.47
for the county's municipal police
departments, Judd told the Bar-
tow Rotary Club.
"We are providing a great bar-
gain for the people of Polk
County," he said.
Judd said that when the
budgets of the largest law en-
forcement agencies in the county
are compared $104 million for
the sheriffs office, $25 million
for the Lakeland police depart-
ment, and $13 million for the
Winter Haven police department
- the numbers don't reflect that
$38 million of the sheriff's
budget is to operate the county's
jails, which serve city police de-
partments as well as the PCSO.
The sheriffs office also serves
warrants, provides court bailiffs,
and employs process servers in
addition to its basic law enforce-
ment mission, he said.
Judd, a deputy for nearly 33
years, was hired by Sheriff Mon-
roe Brannen at the age of 18.
"I started when Polk County
was a sleepy little county," he
said. "This was a small county
sheriffs office.
"I have worked for five sher-
iffs. I learned what to do from
some of them and what not to do
from some of them," he said.
"This office has gone from
worst to first," and is accredited
in six areas of law enforcement,
he said.
"The people out there are our
customers; you want a profes-
sional level of service.
"You only have one sheriffs
office; we're the only show in
town that does what we do."
He said he instructs his staff
to deal promptly with citizen
complaints.
"If they wanted to talk to us


The western end of the Old
Eagle Lake Road will become a
city street in a move toward ex-
tending Wilson Avenue across
that road to a planned secondary
entrance to Bartow Regional
Medical Center.
Under an agreement with the
Polk County commission ap-
proved by the city commission on
Monday, Bartow will assume re-
sponsibility for the section of Old
Eagle Lake Road from its west-
ern end at U.S. Highway 98 to a
point 600 feet east of Wilson
Avenue.
As part of the agreement, the
county will pay the city $650,000
toward the cost of redesigning
the intersection of Wilson and
Old Eagle Lake Road. Bartow's
Community Redevelopment
Agency will provide another
$100,000 for the project.
Among other things, making
the western end of Old Eagle


Lakeland Electric is installing
a new 69,000-volt transmission
line and replacing existing dis-
tribution lines along County
Road 540-A in an effort to meet
the increasing demand for elec-
tricity.
The new line will begin at SR-
37 and will run east along CR
540-A to the Grove Substation
located off of Lakeland High-
lands Road.
The addition of the new trans-
mission line will improve the re-
liability of the Christina substa-
tion by providing two transmis-
sion sources to it, instead of de-
pending on the one existing line.
Because the new line will run


tomorrow, they would have
called us tomorrow.
"When people call with a com-
plaint, think of that as a way to
improve our service," he said.
In January of 1998, the de-
partment, under his direction,
introduced PROCAP, a proactive
approach to law enforcement
that focuses on preventing
crime, not just solving crime.
Since then, crime has gone
down in Polk County by 44.7
percent, 7.7 percent in the last
year alone, he said.
"You're safer now than you
have been in 35 years."
He instructs his staff to make
an arrest as soon as a warrant is
issued, to get accused offenders
off the streets.
Polk County's jail has a rated
capacity of 1,800 inmates, and
on Monday, had 2,734 inmates
in custody.
As the population of the
county increases, the population
of the jail increases, he said, and
as crime goes down, the jail
population goes up.
Judd said the county's jails
are maximum security facilities,
and many of the inmates are not
maximum security inmates.
He plans to build a work
camp to hold non-violent offend-
ers, who will work in the day
time and receive life skills train-
ing and faith-based training at
night. These inmates will be
charged room and board from
their earnings. .
Judd said he will establish a"
faith-based dorm" in the Central
County Jail in Baftow, where
volunteers from churches will
teach inmates such things as an-
ger management and how to bal.-
ance a checkbook.
He also plans to use GPS
bracelets on criminals to get "a
real time crime analysis." Using
the global positioning satellites,
the PCSO could determine if a
known criminal were at the site
of a crime when it was commit-
ted, he said.
The South County Jail in
Frostproof, built by a private
prison company, was designed to


Lake Road a city street will al-
low the city to install a traffic
light at that intersection without
getting permission from other
governments, City Mgr. Joseph
J. DeLegge told the city commis-
sion.
Plans for a secondary en-
trance to the'hospital have been
on the drawing board for years.
The new city-county agreement
should help move that project
along, DeLegge said.
Although the secondary en-
trance was cited as a measure to
insure emergency access to the
hospital in the event that an ac-
cident blocked the primary en-
trance on Highway 98, the gen-
eral assumption is that both pa-
tients and employees will use
the new road as their primary
entrance for safety reasons.
Numerous serious accidents
have occurred at the Highway 98
entrance to the hospital.


along easements and public
right-of-ways, there will be mini-
mal impact on local residents, a
spokesman said.
The CR 540-A project is being
done along with Polk County's
widening and expansion of the
road from a two-lane to a four-
lane highway.
The construction is expected
to be completed by December
2005.

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standards to hold federal prison-
ers. State regulations allow more
prisoners to be housed in the
same amount of space, and that
will bring down costs, he said.
The county also is planning to
add more wings to that jail.
It costs $42 per day to house
an inmate, and Judd said he
charges inmates $25 per day for
room and board, but noted that
no inmate is released from jail
for inability to pay.
The jail also charges inmates
for their underwear and hygiene
kits.
Judd said his department has
not hired any new deputies with
county funds for the past five
years, and that it needs a dis-
trict substation in the rapidly-
growing northeast section of the
county.
He plans to create a citizens
advisory board that will have
members who represent the in-
terests of different parts of the
county.
His department has an impor-
tant role to play in homeland se-
curity, Judd said, citing the be-
lief that terrorists "see Sept. 11,
2001, as the starting course for
the main event."
Homeland security requires
special teams with special train-
ing, he said.
"We have to be prepared in-
ternally" for terrorist threats, he
said, noting the presence of
chemical plants in Polk County
and the nearby potential targets
of Disney World to the east and
the Port of Tampa to the west.
In conclusion, Judd said:
"I'm priniciple-controlled. My
first job is to stay in the center of
God's will.
"We will do our best to keep
you safe and secure."


John Marc Tamayo

Tamayo
Receives Board
Certification

John Marc Tamayo, of Frost
Tamayo Sessums and Aranda,
P.A., in Bartow,; has received
board certification in civil trial
practice.
This designation is held by
less than two percent of the law-
yers within the State of Florida.
Tamayo specializes in per-
sonal injury and. commercial liti-
gation.
Two other attorneys in the,
firm hold the distinction John
Frost, who is board certified in
civil trial and business litigation;
and Mark Sessums,, board certi-
fied in marital and family law.
Tamayo and his wife, Marni,
reside in Bartow and have three
children.
He is a partner in the firm
and has been practicing'for 11
years.
The firm is located in the for-
mer Mary Stuiart McLeod home
at 395 South Central Avenue.
. Frost Tamayo Sessums and
Aranda, P.A., can be reached by
calling 533-0314.


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Bartow High School Holds 58th

Annual FFA Awards Banquet


Bartow Senior High School
held .its 58th annual Future
Farmers of America banquet on
Friday, May 6.
The FFA Banquet was held at
the Polk County Agricultural
Center Stuart Building. It was a
tremendous success as more
than 200 people attended the
event.
The Bartow High School FFA
alumni sponsored the showman-
ship awards.
The following students ex-
celled at their SAE projects:
Jennifer Watson for horsenman-
ship, Mandy Barnes for beef,
Josh Smith for swine, Olivia
Clanton for steer and Erin Carey
for dairy.
All of these students received
$50 savings bonds and their
names will be engraved on a
plaque located in the BHS agri-
cultural building to encourage
future students.
Students who won the Rotary
Agricultural Accomplishment
Award for their FFA activities,


Explorations V Children's
Museum, located at 109 North
Kentucky Avenue in downtown
Lakeland, has announced its
Magical Monday and Teriffic
Tuesday sessions for the month
of June.
Magical Monday, a preschool
story and activity time, focuses
on literacy for preschoolers and
is held every Monday at 10:30
a.m.
Scheduled June stories and
activities are:
June 6 "Curious George."
Children will make a monkey.
June 13 "I Love My
Daddy." Children will make a
gift for dad.
June 20 MEGA Monday
- Gymnastics ETC demo.
June 27 "How Will We
Get To the Beach." Children will
make sand pictures.


More than 150 students re-
cently sent in their version of
what they thought a Public
Works Super Hero might look
like.
The winning entries were dis-
played at the Eagle Ridge Mall
on Saturday, May 21, and Sun-
day, May 22, in conjunction with
Polk County's Public Works
Week Celebration.
First place winners are Josh
Saintvilus of Alta Vista Elemen-
tary, Jazmen Hansen of Daven-
port School of the Arts, Hannah


SAE projects and their GPA
were freshman Frances Spivey,
sophomore Kayla Waters, junior
Ashley Allen and senior Court-
ney Chancey.
They all received a $50 sav-
ings bonds, except for Ashley Al-
len who received a $150 scholar-
ship to FFA leadership camp.
The Scholarship Award, spon-
sored by Bartow High School
FFA Alumni, recognizes the stu-
dents with the highest GPA in
each grade level. Those recog-
nized were freshman Lindsey
McKerrahan, sophomore Saman-
tha Parrish, junior Jennifer Wat-
son and senior Lauren Fletcher.
The students who won the
National FFA Organization
Scholarships, which are spon-
sored by Bartow Ford, were
Courtney Chancey and Mandy
Barnes. They were each awarded
$1,000 in college scholarships.
Chancey also won the out-
standing FFA member award,
sponsored by Citrus and Chemi-
cal Bank. She was given a $50


Terrific Tuesday, an activity
time that focuses on school
readiness skills, begins at 10:30
a.m.
The June activities and skills
are as follows:
June 7 -- National Choco-
late Ice Cream Day. Children
will make ice cream.
June 14 -- Flag. Day. Chil-
dren will create a flag collage.
S June 21 -- Pop Up Puppets.
Children will learn about how
things work.
June 28 Puzzle Pieces.
Children vWill learn about prob-
lem solving.
All sessions are included with
admission, which is $4 for chil-
dren, ages 2-15, and $2 for
adults. Children under two and
museum members are admitted
free.


Carter of Davenport School of
the Arts, Ashley Mambru of
Loughman Oaks Elementary,
Aaron Bias of Lawton Chiles
Middle Academy, Jake Northrup
of Lawton Chiles Middle Acad-
emy, Barbara Williams of Law-
ton Chiles Middle Academy, Re-
bekah Wise of Lawton Chiles
Middle Academy, Nicole Post of
Harrison School of the Arts, Jor-
dan Clay of Bartow High School,
Melanie Castro of Bartow High
School, and Kathryn Walker of
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savings bond. Sara Lunsford re-
ceived $100 for winning the Star
Greenhand Award sponsored by
Donald Bronson.
The Star Chapter Degree
Award, sponsored by Commu-
nity National Bank of Bartow,
was given to Scott Harrison. He
received a $50 savings bond.
Mr. and Mrs. Larry Lunsford
received the Honorary FFA De-
gree Award.
Proficiency Award winners
were Ben Mills and Ashley Al-
len.
Ben Mills received this award
for his nursery operations place-
ment and Ashley Allen was
awarded this for her diversified
livestock-entrepreneurship.
Heather Jaekel was awarded
FFA's Teacher of the Year.
The officers for next year are
President Kayla Waters, Vice-
President Sara Lunsford, Secre-
tary Frances Spivey, Secretary
Nicki Williams, Reporter Haley
Clanton, Sentinel Laci Kopec,
and Student Advisor Kateland
Raney.


Dr. Marni L. Hansill


Marni Hansill
Graduates from
Dental School
Dr. Marni L. Hansill, daugh-
ter of Ginger and Bob Hansill of
Lakeland, graduated from Nova-
Southeastern University College
of Medical Dentistry in Fort
Lauderdale on May 29.
Dr. Hansill is a 1997 graduate
of George Jenkins High School,
and a 2001 graduate of Oberlin
College in Ohio.
She will begin her practice in
Portland, Ore.


BHS. JR


Copies of the 2005-06 school
improvement plans for both Bar-
tow High School and Interna-
tional Baccalaureate are avail-
able for public viewing.
.Those interested may sit in
.th (school office and read a copy
of the 47-page plan during office
hours, 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday
through Friday.


New Location
For Sales Tax
Meeting

The location for the Tuesday,
June 7, 5 p.m. meeting of the
Polk school district's sales tax-
oversight committee has
changed.
The meeting has been moved
to the Lakeland High School me-
dia .center, 726 Hollingsworth
Road.
Earlier published announce-
ments listed another location.
The committee, composed of
community members, was
formed by the school district af-
ter voters approved a 2003 refer-
endum authorizing an additional
half-cent sales tax for school con-
struction.
Call the facilities and opera-
tions department, 534-0612, for
further information on this
meeting.


As part of a three-year
$908,000 federal grant, 24 Polk
history teachers will participate
in a week-long immersion pro-
gram at Florida historical sites
and landmarks from June 6 to
June 11.
Teachers from 20 elementary,
middle and high schools in Altu-
ras, Bartow, Fort Meade, Frost-
proof, Haines City, Lake Alfred,
Lake Wales, Lakeland, Mulberry
and Winter Haven were selected
for this year's program.
They will meet at Lakeland's
Florida Southern College on
Wednesday, June 1, and Thurs-
day, June 2, for an orientation
session with intensive classroom
instruction and a pre-test. Orien-
tation presenters are Dr. James
Denham, Florida Southern Col-
lege history professor and Center
for Florida History director, and
Dr. Robert Cassanello, Univer-
sity of Central Florida history
professor.
Scott Fields, a Polk County
history teacher and teacher in
residence at Florida Southern
College's Center for Florida His-
tory, also will participate in the
program with the teachers.
Fields develops history les-


As a result of the 2005 legisla-
tive session, Florida's education
budget has reached record levels.
The total education budget for
fiscal year 2005-06 is $27.6 bil-
lion, a 7.7 percent increase over
the current year.
Highlights of the 2005-06
Education Budget are:
Total Education Funding -
$,17.8 billion was appropriated
from all state funds for educa-
tional operating budgets. This
includes $13.3 billion from Gen-
eral Revenue, almost $1 billion
from Lottery, and $3.6 billion
from other trust funds. Lottery
funds provide educational en-
hancement dollars for the School
Recognition Program, Bright Fu-
tures Scholarship Program, Dis-
trict Discretionary Funds, and
other programs as determined
by the Legislature.
FEFP Funding Funding
in the Florida Education Finance
Program (FEFP) increased by
8.85 percent to $1.33 billion in
total potential funds, one of the
largest increases in K-12 funding
history, for a total of $16.4 bil-
lion. Funding per student is
$6,133.97, an increase of $355 or
6.15 percent over the current
year, which will serve almost 2.7
million students, including
66,275 new students.
Class Size Funding to ad-
dress the mandates of, the class


sons linking American history
events to Florida history and
works with program participants
as they develop lessons. These
lessons may be viewed on the
grant website, www.polk-
fl.net/tah.
Polk schools were among six
school districts in Florida named
recipients of a "Teaching Ameri-
can History" grant. This is the
third and final year of the
grant's implementation.
The grant is for curriculum
development, teacher training
and instructional materials to
promote the teaching of tradi-
tional American history.
Polk schools have titled the
week-long summer seminar and
immersion program "Teaching
American History with Florida
Flavor."
Polk teachers will use knowl-
edge gained from the seminar to
implement elements of Florida
history into their instruction and
link that knowledge to broader
events affecting the nation.
For more information on the
grant or the summer immersion
program, contact Rozy Scott,
American History grant man-
ager, at 534-0632.


Winter Haven Teacher

Among Five TOTY Finalists


Five finalists for the Florida
Department of Education's 2006
Teacher of the Year were named
by Education Commissioner
John Winn. The finalists were
selected from district winners'
across the state and represent
over 165,000 Florida educators.
"These finalists represent the
finest teachers in our state and
we have them to thank for the
incredible gains we've seen in
student achievement," Winn
said.
The five finalists are:
Samuel Bennett, Polk
County Sam Bennett is a fifth
grade teacher at Garner Elemen-
tary School in Winter Haven
with 18 years' experience.
He earned a bachelor of sci-
ence degree from Toccoa Falls
College in 1985, a masters in ele-
mentary education in 1992 from
Clemson University, and is
working toward a doctoral de-
gree in organizational leadership
from Nova Southeastern Univer-
sity. Bennett has taught at the
elementary and community col-
lege levels and is certified with
the State of Florida in elemen-
tary education 1-6.
Kathy Corder, Leon County
- Kathy Corder is a tenth grade
English teacher at Chiles High
School in Tallahassee with 24
years' experience at both the
middle and high school levels.
She earned a bachelor of arts
in English in 1980 and a masters
of science in Reading in 1983
from' Florida State University.
Ms. Corder is certified with the
State of Florida in reading, eng-
lish, and social science and in
early adolescent social studies/
history with the National Board
for Professional Teaching Stan-
dards.
Fedrick Ingram, Miami-
Dade County Fedrick Ingram is
the band director and fine arts
chairman at Carol City Senior
High School in Miami with eight


years' experience.
He earned a bachelor of arts
degree in music education from
Bethune-Cookman College in
1996 and is working toward a
masters degree in educational
leadership from Barry Univer-
sity. Ingram is certified with the
State of Florida in music K-12
and is working toward certifica-
tion with the National Board for
Professional Teaching Stan-
dards.
Kathy Ann Kreidler, Taylor
County Kathy Kreidler is a
teacher of students with varying
exceptionalities in grades 3-5 at
Taylor County Elementary
School in Perry with 22 years'
experience.
She earned a bachelor of sci-
ence in education in 1982 from
Central Michigan University
and has taken master's level
coursework at Nova Southeast-
ern University and Florida State
University. Ms. Kreidler is certi-
fied with the State of Florida in
elementary education, emotion-
ally handicapped K-12, and men-
tally handicapped K-12.
Daniel E. Snyder, Nassau
County Daniel Snyder is a
teacher of learning disabled stu-
dents at Fernandina Beach High
School with eleven years' experi-
ence..
He earned a bachelor of arts
in English literature with a mi-
nor in art history in 1988 from
Southern Illinois University and
is certified with the State of
Florida in specific learning dis-
abilities and English 9-12 and in
early childhood to young adult
exceptional needs with the Na-
tional Board for Professional
Teaching Standards.
Florida's 2006 Teacher of the
Year will be announced July 26
in Orlando. The winner will
serve as Florida's Ambassador
for Education and will be nomi-
nated for the National Teacher
of the Year.


size amendment increased by
$556 million for a total of $1.5
billion in operating funds. Imple-
menting class size continues to
be one of the biggest challenges
facing Florida.
Reading Initiatives $89
million for a K-12 comprehen-
sive, district-wide system of re-
search-based reading instruction
with $50,000 minimum for each
school district. Additionally, $10
million is provided to the Just
Read, Florida! Office to sponsor
professional development
courses and to provide schools
with diagnostic testing tools in
order to determine reading in-
struction needs.
Voluntary Pre-kindergarten
- $387.1 million was appropri-
ated to implement the Voluntary
Pre-kindergarten Program. This
represents $2,500 per child.
Workforce Programs $31
million for Succeed, Florida and
Jobs for Florida's Future to help
fill workforce needs in areas
such as nursing and teaching.
For more information on Flor-
ida's education budget, visit
www.myflorida.com or www.
fldoe.org.


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read the Democrat or Leader.


BARTOW CHAMBER Foundation Committee Chairwoman
Karen Guffey congratulates Marty J. Wilson, Jr., as first recipient of
the Youth Leadership Scholarship awarded by the Bartow Area
Chamber Foundation. (Photo provided)

Wilson Named Youth

Leadership Scholar


Marty J. Wilson, Jr. was cho-
sen for the first Youth Leader-
ship Scholarship awarded by the
Bartow Area Chamber Founda-
tion, Inc.
Karen Guffey, Foundation
Scholarship Committee chair-
woman, presented the award to
Wilson at Bartow High School's
annual scholarship awards pro-
gram on Tuesday, May 19.
The $1,000 scholarship award
will be applied toward tuition,
fees, books, supplies and/or
equipment required for the
courses at Webber International
University, where Wilson will at-
tend.
The scholarship winner must


be a graduate of Bartow High
School/IB, as well as the Bartow
Chamber's Youth Leadership
Program.
In addition, a qualified appli-
cant must have a grade point av-
erage of 3.0 or above; letters of
recommendation from Bartow
High School International Bac-
calaureate faculty or school ad-
ministration; a letter of accep-
tance from a college, university
or vocational education institu-
tion; a 300-word typed essay on
what leadership means to him or
her; as well as documentation of
volunteer/community service
hours.


Applications Available For

First Methodist School


Applications for admission are
now being accepted for enroll-
ment into First Methodist
School, Inc. (FMS), for the school
year 2005-2006.
Classes offered and times are:
pre-school (ages 3 and 4) from
8:30 a.m. to noon; kindergarten
and first grade from 8:30 a.m. to
1:30 p.m., and second through
eighth grades from 8:30 a.m. to
2:30 p.m.
First Methodist School offers
a non-denominational curricu-
lum, consistent with the educa-
tional requirements of the State
of Florida.
Extra curricular classes of art,
computers, drama, music, physi-
cal education and Spanish are of-


fered in addition to the regular
academic instruction.
First Methodist School also of-
fers before and after school care
for those enrolled in the school,
and provides child care during
holiday breaks and a summer
program.
Those desiring further infor-
mation about the school may
contact Marsha Orth, at 533-
0905, on school days from 8 a.m.
to 2:30 p.m.
Application forms may be
picked up at the school campus,
located at 455 South Broadway
Avenue, Bartow.
Tours are available by ap-
pointment.


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Domestic

Violence
Program

Planned

, "The Unseen Truth Why Do
I Stay," a program on domestic
violence will be presented on
Tuesday, 'June 7,'from 6:30 to 8
p.m. at the Sweet Center, 1201.
First Street South, Winter
Haven.
Kathy Surver of the Family
Builder' Program Will speak at
this Wi.ter Haven Hospital pro-
SFor more information, call
297-1706.


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Watson Clinic Foundation will
hold a National Cancer Survivors
Day brunch on Sunday, June 5,
from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the
Center for Cancer Care &
Research,' .1730 Lakeland Hills
Boulevard in Lakeland.
The event is in conjunction
with the National Cancer
Survivors Day. ;
This is a day to honor people
living with a history of cancer and


to acknowledge the contributions
of families, friends and health-
care providers.
This program is free and open
to the public. Survivors are wel-
come to bring a guest.
Since seating is limited to 200,
interested participants should
reserve their place by calling the
Watson Clinic Foundation. at 668-
3415.


Diabetes. And Finance

Program Scheduled


"The ABCs of Diabetes and
Diet on a Shoestring Budget" will
be presented on Wednesday, June
8, at 7 p.m. at Lakeland Regional


Medical Center's auditorium.
To register for the program,
call 687-1400.


Heartburn Suffers May

Find Relief At BRMC


Bartow Regional Medical
Center is offering new services
for patients of chronic heartburn.
Bravo pH Monitoring System
is a patient friendly test for
heartburn sufferers.
The test involves a miniature
pH capsule that is attached to
your esophagus. This eliminates
the need for a trans-nasal pH
catheter and is more comfortable
and convenient for patients.
The Bravo capsule monitors
the pH in the esophagus and


transmits this information to a
pager-sized receiver worn on the
patient's belt or waistband. The
patient also keeps adiary to keep
track of reflux symptoms.
After the test is completed the
patient returns the diary and
Bravo receiver to their doctor for
comprehensive report and then
the physician can make a diagno-
sis.
Dr. Ned J. Panara will be per-
forming this 'new technology at
the hospital.


Winter Haven Hospital will
hold evening classes for diabetes
education in June.
The classes will continue on
June 8, 15 and 22. Classes will be
held from 1 to 3:30 p.m. in the
education department class-
rooms.
The course will cover an
overview of monitoring blood glu-
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ment, medications and exercise,
among other topics.
The fee for the series\is $6.25
per class. There is no charge for
those who have previously
attended the series or have been
hospitalized at a Mid-Florida
Medical Services facility in the
past eight weeks.
For more information, call 297-
1706.


"Still Stressed," a presentation
of Winter Haven Hospital's Sage-
ing Program, is set Wednesday,
June 15, from 10 a.m. to noon.
The program will be held in
the education classrooms at the
hospital.
The event is designed to help
participants find a balance their
lives and manage stress.
David Castleberry will speak
at the event.
For more information, call
291-6705.
New Rabies Law Honors

Shot Duration Immunity


A new rabies law, which is
aimed at helping pets and their
owners while protecting the pub-
lic against rabies was signed into
law by Governor Bush on Friday.
Senator Nan Rich (D- Brow-
ard) and Representative David
Russell(R Hernando- Citrus)
sponsored the legislation. With
passage of this legislation, Flor-
ida joins thirty-four other states
that either require or recognize
three-year rabies vaccines.
Currently only fourteen Flor-
ida counties recognize a three-
year rabies vaccine for the full
duration of immunity which has
resulted in thousands of cur-
rently vaccinated animals being
required to be revaccinated for
no justifiable medical reason due
to local laws. The public has be-
come" increasingly aware of the
over-vaccination issue. As one
legislator summed it up, "gov-
ernment is finally catching up
with science."
Local governments and veteri-
'narians will be required to follow
the new law and recognize a ra-
bies vaccine for its "duration of
immunity" either one or three
years. In order to incorporate
the new provisions in local codes


and ordinances, the implementa-
tion date is January 1, 2006.
Local governments can realize
a cost savings on tags, forms,
and administrative costs on
three-year vaccine and license
requirements. A standardized
rabies/license certificate will be
required. Veterinarians will still
have the option of using a rabies
vaccine of either one or three
year's duration of immunity in
their practices. Rabies titers are
not allowed in lieu of revaccina-
tion.
While the Florida Animal
Control Association spearheaded
the legislative effort, the Florida
Rabies Prevention and Control
Committee and the Florida Vet-
erinary Medical Association sup-
ported this important legislation.
Incorporating these new re-
quirements in the statute will
greatly benefit animals by maxi-
mizing protection against rabies
while minimizing vaccine-associ-
ated risks.
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Health
Luncheon
Set

A men's health awareness lun-
cheon will be held on Monday,
June 13, at noon at the Polk
County Opportunity Council
Resource Center, 1045 Highway
17 South, Bartow.
Harold Bennett, assistant
state attorney, will speak at the
event.
The luncheon will feature free
health screenings, door prizes
and a blood mobile.
A donation of $10 is requested
for attendance.
For more information, call
533-0015, ext. 147.

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Hurricane Workshops

Set Around Polk County


Floridians Urged to be Better

Protected This Hurricane Season


June 2, 2005 The Polk County Democrat 9A


Hurricane season has begun,
but for many residents questions
linger.
Polk County Board of County
Commissioners, through its
Neighborhood Partnerships Of-
fice and its Retired and Senior
Volunteer Program, will offer
hurricane preparedness work-
shops at various county locations
every Saturday during the
month of June.
Speakers from Polk County,
Emergency Management will
provide useful and important in-
formation on what residents
should do in anticipation of a
hurricane or other disaster, in-
cluding how to prepare an
evacuation kit, as well as pro-


Last year thousands of Flor-
ida residents learned that hurri-
canes threaten not only coastal
communities but also inland ar-
eas.
Hurricane season started
June 1 and the time to prepare
is now. Planning ahead and
making provisions for your fam-
ily's needs can make a big differ-
ence in how you cope in a hurri-
cane situation.
State Farm, Florida's largest
property insurer, offers the fol-
lowing tips:
Prepare a hurricane sur-
vival kit. Stock it with water,
non-perishable food, first aid
supplies, prescriptions and other
medicines, radio and flashlight,
clothing and bedding, emergency
supplies/tools and special items.
Complete a home inventory.
An accurate inventory and proof
of ownership can make claim set-
tlement easier and faster. When
it is completed, be sure to keep
this inventory in a safe deposit
bdx or another location outside
your home. Visitors to
statefarm.com can download a


Twenty-four people were
killed in crashes investigated by
Florida Highway Patrol troopers
over the four-day Memorial Day
holiday driving period, May 27-
30.
During this period, troopers
charged 146 people with driving
under the influence; issued 8,003
speeding citations; and assisted
2,863 motorists on Florida's
highways.
During the All-American
Buckle-up Week (May 24-May
31), FHP troopers cited 4,600
people for not wearing seat belts
and issued citations to 110 mo-
torists for not securing children
in safety seats.
The Florida Highway Patrol
again participated in Operation
C.A.R.E. (Combined Accident
Reduction Effort), a national pro-
gram aimed at reducing the
number of traffic crashes on in-
terstate highways during holi-
day weekends.
There were 873 collisions on
Florida's interstates during the
official holiday driving period
(Friday, May 27, through Mon-
day, May 30). Of those, 37 were
classified as alcohol-related.
These preliminary numbers
cover only those crashes investi-
gated by the Florida Highway
Patrol.
24 deaths occurred in 22
separate traffic crashes.
11 fatalities (or 46 percent)
occurred during the hours of
darkness.
1 of the fatal traffic crashes
(or 4 percent) was known to be
alcohol-related; 13 (or 59 per-
cent) remain listed as unknown;
with 8 (or 36 percent) presently
classified as not alcohol related.
Of the 24 deaths, 4 (or 17
percent) were pedestrians; and 4
(or 17 percent) were motorcy-
clists.
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in case of an evacuation.
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nity programs and ways in
which residents can become in-
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a home inventory software pack-
age for IBM compatible PCs.
Review your homeowners
insurance policy with your insur-
ance agent to make sure you
have sufficient coverage to re-
build your life and home after a
hurricane. The typical homeown-
ers policy does not cover flood
damage. heck with your agent
about the availability of flood in-
surance in your area
Identify escape routes from
your home and neighborhood
and designate an emergency
meeting place for your family to
reunite if you become separated.
Also establish a contact point to
communicate with concerned
relatives.
Stock plywood and materi-
als you may need to board up
windows.
For more detailed information
see the free brochure "Protect
Your Home Against Hurricane
Damage" on the Institute for
Business and Home Safety web-
site (www.ibhs.org).


percent) was known to be wear-
ing a helmet.
47 percent of those killed in,
vehicles normally equipped with
safety belts were not wearing
their belts.


After an unprecedented hurri-
cane season last year and ex-
perts predicting the formation of
more than 13 named Atlantic
storms this season, Florida's
Chief Financial Officer Tom Gal-
lagher is issuing a warning to
consumers prepare now.
The official start of hurricane
season is June 1, and it ends
Nov. 30.
"Last year's storms were a
powerful reminder that home-
owners need comprehensive in-
surance coverage, including flood
coverage," said Gallagher, whose
agency worked with tens of thou-
sands of homeowners devastated
by losses. "Review your insur-
ance coverage and make sure it's
adequate so you can protect
what you've worked so hard to
build."
Nearly 1.7 million insurance
claims, representing $21 billion
in losses, were filed after four
hurricanes inflicted damage in
54 of Florida's 67 counties last
year.
Gallagher also advised
Floridians to take steps to
strengthen their homes to better
protect their families and prop-
erties and reduce the level of
catastrophic losses.
"It pays to better protect your
home from a hurricane," Gal-
lagher said.
He also suggested following
these storm preparation tips:
Don't wait until the last
minute to buy coverage. Those
covered should carefully review
their policy, especially its "decla-
rations" page. Upgrade policy
limits if they do not cover the
current value of the home and
its contents.
Know whether a policy pays
the "replacement cost" or "actual
cash value" for a covered loss.
Gallagher said many 2004
storm victims were shocked to
learn that "actual cash value"
rarely paid enough to replace a
destroyed item at today's prices.
Know what the deductible is
for hurricane losses. Most poli-
cies now have a hurricane de-
ductible of two to five percent of
a home's insured value. Legisla-
tion passed in the 2005 session
now allows insurers to offer a 10
percent deductible. Gallagher
said .many hit by last year's
storms were caught off guard fi-
nancially and were unaware that
the deductible was based on the
structure's insured value instead
of the estimated hurricane dam-


age costs.
Consider law and ordinance
coverage. Many insurers offer a
rider for 25 percent law and ordi-
nance coverage that helps pay
for rebuilding an older home to
meet modern building codes.
Legislation recently passed now
requires insurance companies to
offer riders for up to 50 percent
law and ordinance coverage.
Inventory household items,
including receipts, purchase
dates, and serial numbers. Pho-
tograph or video-tape posses-
sions. Keep copies of this infor-
mation and insurance policies in
a safe place and keep the origi-
nals in a safe deposit box.
Write down the name, ad-
dress, and claims-reporting tele-
phone number of the insurance
company, which may differ from
the agent's contact information.
Keep this information in a safe
place and make sure it is accessi-
ble if forced to evacuate the
home.
When a hurricane threat-
ens, take action to protect prop-
erty. Buy the materials needed
to secure property and minimize
losses. Cover windows with shut-
ters, siding, or plywood. Move
vehicles into a garage or carport
when possible.
Remember to withdraw
money before a pending natural
disaster. Normally financial in-
stitutions will be closed at least
two days after a direct hit and
ATMs could be out of commis-
sion even longer.
Keep materials such as ply-
wood and plastic on hand in case
temporary repairs are needed af-
ter a storm. Repairs made to pre-
vent further damage to property
are reimbursable by the insur-


ance company as long as the
homeowner keeps all receipts.
Gallagher also alerted Floridi-
ans that legislation recently
passed prohibits insurance com-
panies from non-renewing home-
owners' policies until 90 days af-
ter hurricane repairs are com-
pleted, and requires insurers to
pay replacement costs up front
on a storm claim rather than
holding back money until repairs
are completed or replacement
contents are purchased.
Gallagher said that homeown-
ers also can look forward to in-
surance companies offering plain
language policies, including clear
financial disclosures, and a
checklist that will detail what is
and what is not covered.
Representatives from the De-
partment of Financial Services,
which Gallagher oversees, will
be participating in several Hur-
ricane Preparedness Expos
around the state throughout the
hurricane season. Consumer
guides, tips, and other useful in-
formation will be available from
the department and other or-
ganizations concerned with hur-
ricane safety.
To find out about a Hurricane
Preparedness Expo in the area
or to request a free guide on "In-
suring Your Home," or a bro-
chure on "Natural Disasters,"
visit www.fldfs.com.
Consumers also may call the
department's toll-free consumer
helpline at 1-800-342-2762, Mon-
day-Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.


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IN A WILD FINAL DAY OF PLAY, 56-year-old
Bruce Scamehorn fended off late surges from multi-
ple golfer while shooting a sub par round to come
away with the 2005 Youth Villa Tournament title.


By RUSTIN DWYER
Staff Writer
It wasn't easy for Bruce
Scamehorn to come away with his
fourth Youth Villa Classic Golf
Tournament victory once again
he had to fend off consistent play
from younger, stronger golfers'
who could out-drive him by as
much as 50 yards off the tee.
But it wasn't always like that.
More than 35 years ago, when
he won hi, first title in 1970, he
was one of those youngsters, gun-
hing for the seasoned vets.
I Now it's 2005, and the pepper-
haired 56-year-old overcame stiff
competition from golfers both
young and old to take the title for:
the fourth time in 35 years..
Scamehorn opened the tourna-
ment on Saturday with the best
round of anyone all weekend a
scorching six-under 66. The next
da.. however, he sent a couple of
drives out of bounds for a three-
over 75, allowing the opposition
io creep back in.
That competition included
youngsters like, 18-year-old
Florida Southernr golfer Brian
Richey. who won las-t year's youth
division as a senior at Lakeland
High School, and a 20-year-old
Vehber International golfer,
Bartow's own Tiger Godwin.
Also in the mix were old vets
like three-time champion Jeff
Fleeman and the 49-year-old
W.K. Himelsbaugh, an annual
player: and a previous top-three
finisher.
"Playing 66 on Saturday, so
error free, i on Sunday) I was just
shooting fur a 72 and making an
even score. I hit some drives out
of bounds but. to end the day, I
bogied the last hole," Scamehorn
said.
"I was thinking about that
(bogey) the whole drive home and
knew if I lost by one of get into a
playoff, it would be because of
that hole."
Scamehorn's fears were justi-
fied as he shot a two under 70 on
the final day of the tournament'
while Himelsbaugh was sitting
one under coming into the par-
four 18th.
His 15-foot putt just lipped out,
which would have forced a play-
off. With the near-miss,
Scamehorn captured his fourth
Villa title and his 17th amateur
title in Polk.

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At the 18th green are (from left) Jeff Clark, Sheriff
Grady Judd, Chris Banks, Scamehorn and Debbie
Burdett. (Staff photos by Rustin Dwyer)


A smiling Himelsbaugh said he
could have done better in the
early going, but was satisfied
with his runner-up spot after not
playing well the past few years.
"When you're 49, you just enjoy
having a chance to play with
these young guys," Himelsbaugh
said. "But Bruce is 50-something,
so I guess I can't say anything."
One of those "young guys,"
Richey, led after two. days, but
missed four short birdie putts on
Monday and finished tied for fifth
with Godwin.
Fleeman, the defending cham-
pion, played consistently all tour-
nament, posting even scores on
the first two days. His three
under 69 on Monday, including a
long birdie putt on the 18th, was
good enough to push him into
third place with Drew Downs, a
WIU golfer.
Last year's third place finisher,
19-year-old Marc Dull, himself a
former youth division champion,
finished the tournament with the
best two back-to-back rounds, 68


and 67, but put himself out of con-
tention on Saturday when he shot
an 11 over 83.
While the championship flight
was up for grabs all day, the
youth division was well in the bag
as 16-year-old Logan Blondell
was cruising past the competi-
tion. Blondell, who plays for
Lakeland High School, bested his
nearest competition, Lakeland
teammate Kelly McHugh, by nine
strokes.
"It feels pretty good; I played
pretty good today," Blondell said.
Blondell improved each day,
posting a 71-70-68 and only
recorded four bogeys over all
three days. Despite this, the
youngster with the wild, golden
curls said he could have done
much better.
"I missed some birdies I know I
can make.-I had' 60s everyday, I
just kind of screwed it up."
Blondell, a sophomore, still has
two more seasons of high school
golf but has his sights set on
Georgia Tech.


AFTER 10 TOUGH INNINGS, the Bartow
Intimidators minor league softball team had to set-
tle for second place at the International Softball
Association's Memorial Day Classic Tournament,
falling to the Tampa Bay Mustangs 4-3 in the cham-
pionship game. Team members are (from left): front


softball team, The Intimidators,
took second place at the
International Softball
Association's Memorial Day
Classic Tournament held in
Altamonte Springs and Apopka.
Bartow opened up the tourna-
ment with the offense and
defense firing on all cylinders,
outscoring their first five oppo-
nents by a combined score of 48-5.
The Intimidators beat the


Attitude 15-0 anc
ond match and
Mystics 8-0.
When it came
Tampa Bay Mus
the Intimidators
selves up against
teams in the state
tle for a 3-3 tie.
The champions
the Intimidator
Mustangs for the


row- Marissa Ortez, Jessica Barnes and Emily
Sanders; middle row Sydney Jones and Mariah
Reynolds; back row- Melissa Lanier, Lizzy Glass,
Alaysia Miller, Erin Johnson, Tiffany Rowlette and
Lindsey Martin. (Photo provided)


10 Innings to

norial Day Tourney
0-2, Cape Coral tive game of the tournament.
d 12-0 in a sec- Fans got their money's worth as
I The Apopka the two teams battled long and
hard for 10 innings, which includ-
time to play the ed three Texas Tiebreakers.
tangs, however, Unfortunately, the
s found them- Intimidators ended up on the los-
one of the 'best ing end by a score of 4-3.
and had to set- The Intimidators finished with
a record of 4-1-1 and placed sec-


ship game pitted
s against the
Most competi-


IT WAS A FRUSTRATING DAY on the green for some of the
golfers. Tournament runner up W.K. Himelsbaugh (left) shows his dis-
pleasure after missing a putt on the 18th green that would have forced
a playoff for,the tournament champion. Meanwhile, second day leader
Brian Richey had trouble sinking birdie putts on Sunday. The Florida
Southern freshman missed four possible birdie putts on Monday and
had to settle for a fifth place finish,
three strokes behind the winner.


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AFTER ENDING HIS FINAL DAY with a par to cap off a bogey
free round, tournament winner Bruce Scamehorn tipped his hat to
the gallery of about 150 spectators congregated around the 13th
green. Scamehorn's day wasn't over yet, however, as he had to wait
for W.K. Himelsbaugh to just barely miss a putt that would have
forced a playoff.


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June 2 through June 6
Thursday
Lakeland Tigers at Tampa, 7
p.m.
FSC baseball at Montgomery,
Ala. vs. Central Missouri State
(Division II national champi-
onship quarter-final), 7:33 p.m.
Friday
Lakeland Tigers at home vs.
Tampa, 7 p.m.
FSC baseball at Montgomery,
Ala. vs. TBA (Division II national
championship semi-final, if nec-
essary), 7:33 p.m.
Devil Rays at Mariners, 10:05
p.m.
Saturday
Lakeland ThunderBolts at
Montgomery Maulers, 7 p.m.
Lakeland Tigers at home vs.
Tampa, 7 p.m.
Devil Rays at Mariners, 10:05
p.m.
Sunday
Devil Rays at Mariners, 4:05
p.m.
Lakeland Tigers at home vs.
Sarasota, 1 p.m.
Monday
Lakeland Tigers at home vs.
Sarasota, 7 p.m.

Space Still

Left at

BHS Kids'

Soccer Camp

Last-minute sign-ups are still
available for the Bartow High
School soccer camp, which begins
Monday, June 6, and runs
through Thursday, June 9, at
Mary Holland Park.
The camp is for boys and girls
ages 6 through 14 and runs forn 9
a.m. to 1 p.m. each day.
Space is still available, so late
arrivals can show up at the park
at 8:30 a.m. on Monday to sign
up.
Cost is $90 per child and
includes lunch and a T-shirt.
There is a $10 discount for each
child in the same family signing
up together.


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Florida'


Walk around a curve in the
Museum of Florida History and
you're staring into the massive
'.tusks of a Florida native the
S"mastodon. The complete skeleton
of this prehistoric creature is a
"wow" probably the most
breathtaking of the many arti-
facts on display.
Opened in 1977, the
,Tallahassee museum showcases
far more than the state's natural
hiistory. Changing exhibits range
:from World War II to tourist sou-
venirs to art and design. "The
'Museum maintains permanent
.,collections of nearly 44,000 items
that document the daily lives of
Florida's varied populations,"
according to its website. It also
produces traveling exhibits, pub-
lications, activities, and technical
and financial support to other
institutions.
A visit to the museum in April
included "Visions of Paradise,"
showcasing art designed to draw
tourists to Florida throughout the
years (second from top, right).
Also to be seen were (clockwise
'from upper right): a Lilly Pulitzer
'dress, ca 1964-1972, worn by
Margaret H. Langlois, a "snow-
bird" from Toronto, Canada, dur-
ing annual winter vacations in
Sarasota. These lightweight, one-
piece floral pattern dresses were
'created "specifically for the hot
Florida climate.
Tin Can Tourists were part of a
middle class tourism boom
r brought. about by affordable auto-
"hpobiles and a new perk for work-
ers, the vacation. In the 1920s
*tany roads were built in Florida,
-enabling these tourists to drive
'"heir automobiles-turned-mobile
homes around the state. They
stayed in campgrounds, many of
which were free.
A replica of Confederate torpe-
.do like: the one that sunk The
Maple Leaf, a" Unin .:- transport
ship. in the St. John's River near
Jacksonville. This exhibit fea-
tures items used. by the Union
soldiers .during the Civil War on
board the Maple Leaf.
Florida souvenirs from yester-
year seem quite a bit more col-
lectible than today's plastic alli-
gators.
In the late 1800s tourists trav-
eled mostly on steamboats, since
Florida's waterwaays were the pri-
mary routes of ,transportation.


History


Museum visitors can go on the
upper deck of the Hiawatha, see a
typical stateroom and take the
wheel.
"Florida Remembers World
War II" is a permanent display. It
includes souvenir postcards and
banners from some of Florida's
air fields, uniforms, newspapers
and other artifacts. The "Women
on Duty" display includes a quote
from Fort Meade's Caroline
Loadholtes, who served as an offi-
cer in the Women's Army Corps.
Located in the R.A. Gray
Building, 500 South Bronough
Street, Tallahassee, the museum
is open Monday-Friday, 9 a.m. to
4:30 p.m.; Saturday, 10 a.m. to
4:30 p.m.; Sunday and holidays,
noon to 4:30 p.m. (except
Thanksgiving and Christmas).
For more information call 850-
245-6400 or visit
http://dhr.dos.state.fl.us/muse-
um/.
On Monday, June 6, a dedica-
tion ceremony for the World War
II Monument will be held in front
of the R.A. Gray Building at 10
a.m. A multifaceted World War II
Memorial includes the museum
exhibit, a website of historical
resources, a World War II educa-
tional curriculum supplement,
the Florida Heritage Trail guide-
book, and a permanent World
War II monument in Tallahassee.


Photos by

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Relig




News


VBS Planned at
FPC Lakeland

Children aged 4 through grade
five graduates are invited to join
the congregation of First
Presbyterian Church in
Lakeland in "the grasslands of
Serengeti Trek" for Vacation
Bible School beginning Monday,
June 6, through Friday, June 10,
from 9 a.m. to noon.
Children will have the oppor-
tunity to enjoy Bible point crafts,
games, Bible stories, snacks, and
music, and to meet new friends.
Registration forms are avail-
able at the church office. For fur-
ther information, call 686-7187.
The church is located at 175
Lake Hollingsworth Drive.

Youth Revival
Continues at
Praise Temple
Bartow's Dean & Stewards
Alliance and The King-Gause
Committee's annual youth
revival will continue through
Friday, June 3, at 7 o'clock night-
ly, at Praise Temple Deliverance
Center.
Each service includes singing
by local youth choirs. Guest
speakers for the remainder of the
event are Minister Hutchison,
New Jerusalem, Lakeland,
Thursday; and Minister
Strafford, First Institutional,
Lakeland, Friday.
Hot dogs, chips, and drinks
are served from 6 to 7 p.m. for all
those attending the revival ser-
vices.
The church is located at 1010
Britts Lane in Bartow.


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Celebrating 50 Years Mary Lee McLain created this banner
for the 50th anniversary of Asbury United Methodist Church in
Bartow. All members, former members, and friends are invited to
attend a celebration in honor of the anniversary at the church
Sunday, June 12, during the 10:30 a.m. worship service. A reception
will follow in the fellowship hall. Three former pastors, Bob Temple,
Sanford Mayo, and Judge Watson, will be attending the event. Music
will be provided by members of the former youth choir, the Brothers
and Sisters, under the direction of Earl King. Rev. James Maxwell,
Lakeland district superintendent, will deliver the message. A nursery
will be available. For further information, call the church office at
533-2301. (Photo by John M. Phillips)

Main Street VBS Set June 5-10


Main Street Baptist Church in
Bartow will hold its Vacation
Bible School Sunday through
Friday, June 5-10, from 6 to 9
o'clock nightly.
Themed "Ramblin' Road Trip,"
the school is built around an RV'
road trip across the USA, and will


feature Bible stories, a souvenir
shop of crafts, music in the Tune-
up Station, ,and RV camp-related
refreshments and recreation.
Children aged 4.through youth
are invited.
The church is located at 1140
East Main.


* JMusings From God's Penman



o. A Day Late and $3.96 Short


By REV. JAMES L. SNYDER
No day is complete for me
unless I forget something.
It does not matter what I for-
get as long as what I forget dis-
rupts my day in some way.
Rare is the day in May when I
forget to forget something. Of
course, I can't forget those days
when I can't remember what day
it is.
The Gracious Mistress of the
Parsonage has brought this to my
attention on many occasions.
For example, when we are
about to start on a trip and are
nicely settled in the car, my wife
will look at me and say, "Did you
get everything?"
This irritates me to no end,
and glaring at her I mumble, "Of
course I got everything."
Then, to drive the knife deeper
into my back, she returns my
glare and demands, "Are you
sure?"
Without saying one word
(that's just the kind of guy I am),
I back out of the driveway and
begin our journey. Two blocks
down-the road, I stop the car and
turn around.
"What did you forget?" my wife
taunts.
Of course, I had forgotten
something. What would one of our
trips be without returning to the
house for something I've forgot-
ten? We may never know.
I can't tell how many meetings
I have missed because of failing to
write them down in my appoint-
ment book. Even ones that do find


their way into my appointment
book run the risk of flying into the
face of my forgetfulness.
Invariably, I will meet someone
at the grocery store who will
query me: "I missed you at our
meeting yesterday. What hap-
pened? You didn't forget did you?"
I flash a smile while thinking
of some excuse of why I missed
the meeting. Usually it's, "I
thought that meeting was tomor-
row."
I have a long list of excuses I
use in such emergencies. Some
are standbys for any emergency,
while others are one-shot excuses.
How many times can a person
use the "I was kidnapped and
taken to Albuquerque" excuse?
Not only do I forget meetings,
which can be inconvenient at
times, I also forget other things.
Last Thursday, for example, I
needed to visit several people in
the hospital. Rushing out the
door, I told my wife I would get
lunch at the hospital before mak-
ing my pastoral visits.
It would save a little bit of time
and I was in a hurry as usual.
As I got to the door my wife
asked, "Do you have everything
you need?"
For some reason she has the
idea that every time I go out the
door I forget something. Really, I
don't know where she comes up
with some of her ideas.
I threw her a big "yes," jumped
in my car and headed for the hos-
pital. In a minute, I set aside her
question and concentrated on my
appointments for the day.


If I have morethan one person
to visit, the chances are rather
high I will forget to visit one of
them. If there are more than two,
the level of forgetfulness rises
dramatically.
I got to the hospital, and the
first thing I did was go to the cafe-
teria. If I am anything, I'm a man
with my priorities in order.
I picked up a tray and selected
several delectable items for my
lunch. When I got to the checkout
counter, I absentmindedly pulled
out my wallet to pay for lunch.
The bill came to $5.96, so I
reached into my wallet to get the
money, only to discover I had a
grand total of $2.
To be short $3.96 in a hospital
cafeteria is terribly embarrass-
ing, especially when there is noth-
ing on your tray that can be
returned.
I remembered earlier that
morning my wife laying a $10 bill'
on my dresser, reminding me to
put it in my wallet.
"You might need this today," I
remember her saying.
I was shaving at the time and
made a mental note to pick it up
before I left the bedroom.
I have to be mental if I think
I'm going to remember such a
note.
Standing in the cafeteria line, I
could see the $10 bill resting qui-
etly on my dresser in my bed-
room. Really, I had the money to
pay for my lunch, but not on my
person at the time.
Have you ever noticed when
you are in such a situation the


First Baptist Church of Lake
Garfield will kick off its Vacation
Bible School this Saturday, June
4, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., at the
church.
The event will feature a
parade, games, a water slide,
train ride, free lunch for children,
a bake sale, craft sale, and a yard
sale.
Fish and chicken dinners also
will be available for $5 per plate.
Proceeds will benefit the Church
Service Center in Bartow.
Bible School services will fol-


low Sunday through Thursday,
from 6 to 9 p.m., and Friday, June
10, with Family Night at 7 p.m.
The theme this year is
"Ramblin' Road Trip Which
Way Do I Go?" Built around an
RV road trip across the USA, the
week will be full of Bible stories, a
souvenir shop of crafts, music in
the Tune-up Station, and RV
camp-related refreshments and
recreation.
Children aged 2 through
eighth grade are invited.
During the week, teens can


experience "The Road: Decisions
and Destinations," with Bible
study and activities planned just
for them.
Adults also will have the
opportunity to participate in a
Ramblin' Road Trip Bible study.
There is no charge to attend.
The church is located at 1170
Eighty Foot Road, Bartow. For
further information, call 537-
1497.
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on them. Most of us probably spend more time each year
planning our vacations than we do planning for our
future. And, most of us probably don't spend enough time
thinking about what we want out of life and how to get it.
Thinking about, and planning related to our values and
what is truly important to us is good, and being organized
helps us to be a better person and do a better job. Along
with setting goals for our personal and career growth, we
should also plan on how we can better build up our rela-
tionship with God. Although it is always important and
necessary to plan on improving ourselves, no one can be
sure of what tomorrow may bring. Life is fragile, and
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First Baptist Lake Garfield

VBS Kicks Off Saturday


Sandra M. Bass Owner
113 W. Broadway*
Fort Meade,-FL 863-285-8715


business in question does noi
take credit cards?
I pulled out four different cred
it cards, my AAA membership
card, my library card, and a dis
count card for my favorite book
store.
But cash? All I had in my wal
let was two moldy dollar bills. ]
didn't even have loose change ir
my pants pocket.
I heard someone chuckling
behind me. I turned around onl3
to see my old friend Bill with E
smile dancing under his nose.
"Forget your money?"
I smiled a pathetic smile know-
ing I had been caught $3.96 shori
of lunch.
Looking at the cashier, Bil:
chirped, "I'll pay for his luncl.
today."
Forgetting some things creates
chaos in everyday living. Some
things, however, are worth forget.
ting.
The Apostle Paul understood
this when writing to the
Philippians.
"Brethren, I count not myself
to have apprehended: but this one
thing I do, forgetting those things
which are behind, and reaching
forth unto those things which are
before, I press toward the mark
for the prize of the high calling ol
God in Christ Jesus" (Philippians
3:13-14 KJV).
When I remember what Jesus
Christ has done for me, I can for-
get some of the things I have done
against Him.


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Myrtle Birdsong (right) was honored last month by the First
Church of God in Fort Meade for her many years of service to the con-
gregation. Mrs. Birdsong has. served in almost every position of lead-
ership in the church, including many years as choir director. She also
has taught Sunday school and has been active in the Missionary
Society of the church. Mrs. Birdsong and her husband, Arno, have
lived in Fort Meade for more than 50 years. Peggy Robinson, current
president of the WCG at the church, presented a plaque of apprecia-
tion to Mrs. Birdsong. (Photo provided)



David Phelps Concert Tour

Coming to Lake Wales in July


Award-winning vocalist David port of his 2004
Phelps, twice nominated for release, "Revelation,'
"Male Vocalist of the Year" by the additionally premiere
Gospel Music Association, will his upcoming sophon
bring his 20-city headline tour to "Life Is a Church,"
Lake Wales in July. September.
Phelps 'is joined on the tour by The concert will ta
Ootee Records recording artist First Baptist Chur
John Anderson'- and comedian Wales, 338 East Cen
Daren Streblow. on Saturday, July 9,
( Anderson unveiled his musical Tickets are $13 ge
debut "Seamless" in M Alarch of this' sion, and $20 for a
year, and StreblokV perlornis "pas7 Group rates are avail
tpr-approved, ob'se'vationaP'com-', For further infori
3dy, a spokesman said. 676-3436, ext. 224.
Traversing the.nation in sup-

ARP Vacation Bible School

Aims to Serve Community
1' A door-to-door canvassing by' coordinator Amy Hard
Jhe youth department at The school will
associate Reformed Presbyterian Monday through Frid
*hurch has been undertaken in 10, from 9 a.m. to
ni effort to make: its Va.ation .year's theme is "King
Bible- Schdhlooa crnirtiriitv-wide Son."
event. Classes will be a,
1-Under -the leadership of Youth children in ..pre-ki
Ministries Director -Dyldan,. through sixth grade,'
.IcKeeman. youth rrni the. .learn to recite Thd Lo
church will distribute-more than. Ms. Hardee said.
80 musical tapes, as well as print- Evelyn Greer will b
e.d information outlining the pro- of crafts, and Linda
gram for this year. head up the refresh
"We wanted:to distribute this mittee.
information to as many people' as The church is local
possiblee to make this a communi- East Stanford 'in Bart
ty-wide Vacation Bible School," Clendinen is associate


debut solo
Phelps will
e songs from
aore release,
due out in

ake place at
ch of Lake
tral Avenue,
at 7 p.m.
neral admis-
irtist circle.
able.
nation, call


dee said.
be held
lay, June 6-
noon. This
;dom of the

available, for
ndergarten
and all will
rd's Prayer,

be in charge
James will
ments com-

ated at 205
ow. Charles
Minister.


Macedonia Missionary Baptist
Church Pastor to be Honored
Macedonia Missionary Baptist p.m., at Polk Street Cente
Church. in Bartow has. planned its Bartow.
second annual pastor apprecia- Tickets for the banquet are
tdon events. for adults and $10 for chil,
Rev. Derrick L. Baker will be aged 12 and younger.
hIonored with ..services at the The church is located at I
church Thursday, June 9, at 7 East Seminole Trail. For fur
p;m., and Sunday, June 12, at 11 information, call the church
am. and 1 p.m., and with a ban-" 533-3082.
qiuet on Saturday, June 11, at 6


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story or photo?

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The Leader
285-8625


Reflections On


Faith

By Roger Campbell


By ROGER CAMPBELL

Yesterday I strolled through a
small country cemetery.
It was my first visit to this
field of stones, many of which
have been standing there crying
out their historic messages of life
and death for more years than I
can remember.
Here and there, small flags fly-
ing in the cool breeze honored
those who had served the cause of
freedom. There was a feel of
patriotism in the air, and a little
imagination could summon the
sound of marching feet and a mil-
itary band, even though I was the
only one there to see the parade.
Remembering those who have
died helps us face the real issues
of life and reminds us of the
importance of being right with
God. No one is prepared to live
until he or she is prepared to die.
God has given us the ability to
remember. And remembering is
usually good for us, deepening
our understanding of what really
matters in life.
Sometimes it hurts to remem-
ber. How can we handle the
remorse of recall?
When we hurt at remembering
the loss of loved ones, it helps to
know that grief is normal. God
hasn't made us of stone nor steel.
We have feelings of grief when
people we love are taken away
because we were created with the
capacity to care. If we couldn't
mourn the loss of those we love,
we wouldn't have been able to
rejoice, to laugh, or enjoy them
while they were with us.
When His friend Lazarus died,
Jesus wept (John 11:35), showing
His understanding of how we feel
when we lose friends and family
members; so in times of tears it's
important to remember we're in
the company of those who care.


The first book of the Old
Testament ends at the funeral of
Joseph, who had preserved Egypt
and his family through seven
years of famine.
Finally, at age 110, he died,
having instructed his family con-
cerning his funeral burial: "So
Joseph died; being one hundred
and ten years old and they
embalmed him, and he was put in
a coffin in Egypt" (Genesis 50:26).
But Joseph had insisted he
must be taken home for burial.
When the Israelites departed
from Egypt, they remembered
Joseph's request and retrieved,
his remains to take them back to
their ancient homeland. Joseph's
casket was carried through the
Red Sea and the wilderness, and
finally buried in Canaan.
The first book in the New
Testament ends not far from an
empty tomb where our Lord com-
missioned His followers to take
the good news of God's love and
the assurance of reaching heaven
by faith to the entire world
(Matthew 28:18-20). This mes-
sage would impart comfort to
grieving ones through the cen-
turies, enabling them to find
peace under the most difficult of
circumstances.
Joseph Scriven was engaged to
a beautiful young woman in his
native England, but shortly
before the wedding she was
drowned.
Brokenhearted, he left
England and lived the remainder
of his life in a small village in
Canada, becoming known as a
friend to all in need. During that
time, he wrote a poem that is now
a song known to millions, "What
a Friend We Have in Jesus."
When hurting at a grave, tell
Joseph Scriven's friend.
Better still, make Him your
friend. He understands and
cares.


Wahneta Church of God Camp

Meeting Ends Sunday;

Barbecue Set This Saturday


Wahneta Church of God's'
"Central Florida Old Fashion
Camp Meeting" will continue
through Sunday, June 5.
Services are held under a
1,000-seat tent at 647 Rifle
Range Road, at 7 nightly.
Presenting special music are the
Barron Family of Arkansas,
Psalms 101, and other guest
singers.
Scheduled speakers for the
remainder of the event are:
Thursday, June 2 Rev.
Dwight Edwards, Cypress
Cathedral pastor;
Friday, June 3 Bishop
Andr6 'Camp, Acts of Praise pas-


tor;
Saturday, June 4 Rev.
John Cannon, associate pastor at
New Harvest Church of God;
Sunday, June 5, at 10:45
a.m. Rev. Joe Heard, Winter
Haven Church of God.
A barbecue also will be held
Saturday, June 4, at 11 a.m.,
catered by Huckleberry's of Pine
Mountain, Ga., NASCAR's official
caterer.
Tickets are $6 for chicken, $15
for a slab of ribs, or $8. for a combo
plate.
For more information, call 698-
0243.


Ramblin' Road Trip VBS
Set at Oak Park Baptist


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$20
dren

1460
theirr
h at


Yard Sale
Saturday at
Unity Freewill

Unity Freewill Baptist
Church in Mulberry will hold a
yard sale Saturday, June 4.
The yard sale will begin at 8
.a.m.
The church is located at 303
Northwest Ninth Avenue.


JEIIE]L]P!


To help emergency crews find
your house quickly, use at least 3"
house numbers in a color that
contrasts with your home.
If you have a street-side mailbox,
consider putting the number on each
side;.: Emergency crews, your mail
carrier atid other delivery people will
appreciate your help.,


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Children aged 3 through 12
are invited to take a "ramblin'
road trip" at Oak Park Baptist
Church in Fort Meade during
Vacation Bible School, Sunday
through Friday, June 12-17.
Built around an RV road trip
across the"USA, the event be held
from 7 to 9:30 nightly, and will


feature Bible stories, a souvenir
shop of crafts, music in the Tune-
up Station, and RV camp-related
refreshments and recreation.
The church is located at 615
Olandt.
, For. more .information, call
Florene Mizell at 285-9608.


First Baptist Lake Garfield

VBS Kicks Off Saturday

First Baptist Church of Lake trip across the USA, the week
Garfield will kick off its Vacation' will be full of Bible stories, a sou-
Bible School this Saturday, June venir shop of crafts, music in the
4, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., at the Tune-up Station, and RV camp-
church. related refreshments and recrea-
The event will feature a pa- tion.
rade, games, a water slide, train Children aged 2 through
ride, free lunch for children, a. eighth grade are invited.
bake sale, craft sale, and a yard During the week, teens can
sale. experience "The Road: Decisions
Fish and chicken dinners also and Destinations," with Bible
will be available for $5 per plate. study and activities planned just
Proceeds will benefit the Church for them.
Service Center in Bartow. Adults also will have the op-
Bible School services will fol- portunity to participate in a
low Sunday through Thursday, Ramblin' Road Trip Bible study.
from 6 to 9 p.m., and Friday, There is no charge to attend.
June 10, with Family Night at 7 The church is located at 1170
p.m. Eighty Foot Road, Bartow. For'
The theme this year is "Ram- further information, call 537-
blin' Road Trip Which Way Do 1497.
I Go?" Built around an RV road

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Out of M 9Range byDawn Wade


When It Hurts to Remember


1/3 cup toasted sliced or diced
almonds
1/4 cup minced green onions
Stir together honey, mustard,
poppy seeds, lemon juice, lemon
peel and oil in a large bowl. Add
apricots and let stand for 30 min-
utes.
Add chicken and toss lightly.
Refrigerate until ready to serve.
To serve, add apples, celery,
almonds and green onions to chick-


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en mixture; toss to coat.
Serves six.


(Continued from Page 10B
Salads
Salads can be a tasty side dish
or a delightful main dish, and can
be packed easily for travel to fami-
ly picnics.

Marinated Chickpea and Corn
Salad
Chickpeas, also known as gar-
banzo beans and ceci, are combined
here with corn and mild green
onions in a sweet and pungent
white wine vinegar marinade.
Add it to green salads or enjoy
on its own. A good vegetable dish
for picnics and outdoor eating.
1 can (15.5-oz.) garbanzo beans,
rinsed and drained
1 can (15.25-oz.) canned corn,
drained
1 large green bell pepper, seeded
and diced
1 cup thinly sliced green onion
1 jar (2-oz.) diced pimientos,
drained
1-1/2 cups sugar
1-1/2 cups white wine vinegar
1-1/2 teaspoons salt
1-1/2 teaspoons ground black
pepper
In a bowl combine garbanzo
beans, corn, green bell pepper,
green onions and pimientos; set
aside.
In a saucepan, combine sugar,
vinegar, salt and pepper. Dissolve
sugar over medium-high heat, stir-
ring frequently. Bring to a boil,
remove from heat and pour over
garbanzo and corn mixture. Cool at
room temperature for 30 minutes.
Cover and refrigerate until served.
Drain before serving.
Serves 10.

Avocado-Onion Salad
Creamy avocado, crunchy red
onion, and crisp cucumber all com-
bine with a tangy mustard vinai-
grette for a refreshing change from
the usual green salad.
1 avocado, pitted, peeled and
sliced
1/2 red onion, peeled and sliced
1/2 cucumber, peeled and sliced
6 tablespoons olive oil
2 tablespoons cider vinegar
1 teaspoon dry mustard
1 teaspoon salt
1/8 teaspoon ground black pep-
per
Combine avocado, red onion and
cucumber in a salad serving bowl;
refrigerate until ready to serve.
In a small mixing bowl, combine
olive oil, vinegar, mustard, salt and
pepper; whisk together. Drizzle
over salad jiist before serving.
Serves four.

Curly & Crunchy Pasta Salad
This colorful salad is appealing
to the eye. A great dish to serve
when company arrives. Add some
cooked chicken for a complete
meal.
2/3 cup olive oil
3 tablespoons cider vinegar
2 tablespoons chopped basil
2 tablespoons chopped green
onions
2 tablespoons grated Parmesan
cheese
1-1/4 teaspoons salt
1/4 teaspoon black pepper
12 ounces curly pasta
1 red bell pepper, chopped
1 green bell pepper, chopped
1 yellow bell pepper, chopped
1 tomato, diced
1 7-oz. can mushrooms, drained
1/4 cup sliced black olives
8 ounces grated mozzarella
cheese
1/4 teaspoon oregano
To make dressing, combine olive
oil, cider vinegar, basil, green
onion, parmesan cheese, salt and
pepper in a bowl. Set aside.
Cook curly pasta according to
the package directions. Drain.
Combine pasta with red bell pep-
per, green bell pepper, yellow bell
pepper, tomato, mushrooms and
black olives.
Pour the dressing over top of
pasta mixture..
Combine mozzarella cheese and
oregano. Sprinkle on top of pasta
salad. Refrigerate until ready to
serve.
Serves eight.

Waldorf Chicken Salad
Great crunchy and colorful
salad to fix and serve during the
hot summer months.
1/4 cup honey
2 tablespoons Dijon-style mus-
tard
1 tablespoon poppy seeds
1/3 cup lemon juice
1/2 teaspoon grated lemon peel
1/4 cup vegetable oil
12 dried apricots, sliced
(moist pack preferred)
2 cups cubed cooked chicken or
turkey
2 apples, cored and diced
1 cup diced celery


per
10 slices bacon (about 8 oz.)
1 small onion, chopped
1 large stalk celery, chopped
2 cans (16 oz.)' pork and beans
Preheat oven to 325 degrees.
Combine sugar, ketchup, mus-
tard, molasses, garlic,
Worcestershire sauce, salt,


Picnic Pasta Salad
8 ounces curly pasta
8 fluid ounces Italian dressing
2 tablespoons salad seasoning
2 tomatoes, diced
1 cup diced salami
1 cup chopped broccoli florets
1 cup diced cheddar cheese
1/2 medium cucumber, peeled
seeded and sliced
1/2 cup sliced mushrooms
1 can (2.25-oz.) sliced black
olives, rinsed and drained
1/4 cup diced seeded green bell
pepper
2 green onions, chopped
1/4 cup Parmesan cheese, grat-
ed
Cook pasta according to package
directions (do not overcook, as
dressing will continue to soften
pasta as it sits). Rinse with cold
water and drain. Toss with Italian
salad dressing and salad season-
ing.
Refrigerate until needed (may
be done up to 1 day in advance).
Gently toss pasta with toma-
toes, salami, broccoli, cheddar
cheese, cucumber, mushrooms,
olives, green bell pepper and
onions until evenly coated.
Sprinkle with Parmesan cheese
and serve.
Serves eight.

Salsas
Salsas make delicious side dish-
es and toppings for salads, pitas,
wraps and even burgers and grilled
chicken.
Why not try a new homemade
salsa today?

Roasted Corn Salsa
Aromatic cilantro and sweet
corn turn this crowd pleaser into a
real South-western treat. No fresh
corn? Frozen corn roasted or
straight from the package works,
too.
4 ears yellow corn, husked
2 teaspoons olive oil
1 large red tomato, chopped
1 small jalapefio pepper, seeded
and deveined (optional)
1 garlic clove, minced
2 tablespoons diced red pepper
2 tablespoons olive oil
1 tablespoon cider vinegar or
fresh lime juice
1 tablespoon fresh chopped
cilantro
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/8 teaspoon black pepper
1/8 teaspoon ground cumin
To roast corn: preheat oven to
400 degrees. Brush corn with olive
oil. Place corn on baking sheet.
Roast 15-20. minutes until ears
start to turn a light golden brown.
In medium bowl, combine corn
and remaining ingredients. (Salsa
can be made 1 day ahead.)
Cover and refrigerate. Bring to
room temperature before using.
Makes about 4 cups.

Corn & Black Bean Salsa
There's no limit .on salsa varia-
tions. This favorite uses a time-
honored secret lots of fresh leafy
herbs.
2 cups frozen corn
1/2 cup black beans, (drained)
2 tablespoons olive oil
2 tablespoons diced red pepper
1 garlic clove, minced
1 small jalapefio pepper, seeded .
& deveined
1 tablespoon fresh, chopped
cilantro
1 tablespoon fresh lime juice or
cider vinegar
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
1/8 teaspoon black pepper
1 tablespoon fresh parsley,
chopped
Combine corn, black beans and
remaining ingredients in medium
size bowl, except fresh parsley and
cilantro. (Salsa can be made 1 day
ahead.)
Cover and refrigerate.
SBring to room temperature
before serving and add freshly
chopped parsley and cilantro.
Serve as relish with grilled
chicken or pork, or with baked tor-
tilla chips.

Baked and Other Bean Dishes
Perfect for a picnic, baked and
other bean dishes add a treat to
eating outdoors.

Spicy Baked Beans
Here's a spicy version of an
American classic for your next pic-
nic.
1/4 cup packed brown sugar
1/4 cup ketchup
2 tablespoons prepared mustard
1 tablespoon molasses
1 clove garlic, finely chopped or
1/8 teaspoon garlic powder
1 teaspoon Crosse and
Blackwell Worcestershire Sauce
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
1/4 teaspoon ground black pep-


gently to combine. Spread the mix-
ture over the marshmallow layer;
let them cool down before cutting
into bars. Store in the refrigerator.
Serves nine.




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cayenne pepper and black pepper
in small bowl.
Cook bacon in large skillet until
crisp. Remove bacon; drain, reserv-
ing 3 tablespoons bacon fat. Cook
onion and celery in reserved bacon
fat for 4 to 6 minutes or until ten-
der. Crumble bacon in 2-quart
casserole; stir in pork and beans,
onion mixture and sauce mixture.
Bake for 30 to 35 minutes, or
until hot and bubbly.

Country-Style Baked Beans
1 package dry onion soup mix
1 can (28-oz) pork and beans
1 apple, chopped
1/4 cup brown, sugar
1 tablespoon prepared mustard
In large saucepan, combine dry
onion soup mix, pork and beans,
chopped apple, brown sugar, and
prepared mustard.
Cook, uncovered, over medium
heat, stirring occasionally, for 20
minutes.
Serves six.

Desserts
Everyone has their favorite
desserts, and many desserts are
easy to pack. Try your favorite bar,
cookie or brownie, or make some-
thing new.

Cherry Oatmeal Bars
Everyone loves these chewy
homemade fruit bars. For variety,
try a blueberry or apple filling.
1 cup shortening
1 cup brown sugar
1/2 teaspoon vanilla
2 cups flour
1/8 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup quick cooking oatmeal,
uncooked
1 can (21-oz.) cherry pie filling
Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
Beat shortening, brown sugar
and vanilla in a large mixing bowl
until light and fluffy. Stir in flour
and salt. Divide mixture in half.
Press one half into a 13x9x2-
inch baking dish. Bake 10 minutes;
Let cool.
Meanwhile, combine remaining
half of the flour mixture with the
oatmeal; mix well.
Spread cherry pie filling over
cooled crust. Spread oatmeal mix-
ture over the cherry filling and
bake for an additional 15 minutes
,or until filling is heated and top-
ping is lightly browned.
Cool before cutting.

Summer Fruit Cocktail
This tempting fruit concoction is
equally at home as a salad or
dessert course. :Garnish with lemon
peel twists or fresh mint leaves for
a pretty presentation.
1/2 pint strawberries, hulled
and halved
2 nectarines, pitted and cut into
wedges
2 plums, pitted and cut into
wedges
1/2 large lemon, juiced
2 tablespoons sugar
Combine fruit in. bowl and gen-
tly toss with lei'on juice. Transfer
to individual serving dishes and
sprinkle with sugar. Serve immedi-
ately.
Serves four.

Chocolate Marshmallow
Crumble Bars
Chocolate bars smothered in a
topping of marshmallows, peanut
butter, chocolate and puffed rice
cereal, what else is there?
3/4 cup sugar .
1/2 cup butter or margarine,
softened
2 eggs
1 teaspoon vanilla
3/4 cup flour
1/2 cup chopped walnuts
2 tablespoons Nestle Tobll House
Baking Cocoa
1/4 teaspoon baking powder
2 cups miniature marshmallows
1 cup creamy peanut butter
6 ounces Nestle Toll House
Semi-Sweet Chocolate Morsels
2 cups puffed rice cereal
1/4 teaspoon salt., :'
Preheat oven. to 350. degrees.
Grease a 13x9x2-inch baking pan.;
Cream together sugar and but
ter until fluffy; beat in eggs and
vanilla.
In a separate bowl, mix together
flour, walnuts, cocoa and baking
powder; Stir into butter mixture
and spread in the bottom of pre-
pared baking pan.
Bake 15 to 20 minutes or until
center is set. Sprinkle marshmal-
lows evenly over top; bake. for 3
minutes to melt. Remove from oven
and let it cool down.
Combine chocolate chips and
peanut butter .in a medium
saucepan; cook and stir over low
heat until melted and smooth,
about 3 minutes.
Stir in cereal and salt and mix










The Polk County Democrat


June 2, 2005


aIm


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT
OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL
CIRCUIT IN AND FOR
POLK COUNTY, FLORIDA
IN RE: ESTATE OF
CARROLL M. ARBUTH-
NOT,
Deceased.
FILE NO.
05CP-0978
NOTICE TO CREDITORS
The administration of the es-
tate of CARROLL M. AR-
BUTHNOT, deceased, whose
date of death was October 15,
2004, is pending in the Circuit
Court for Polk County, Florida,
Probate Division, File Number
05CP-0978; the address of
which is Clerk of the Circuit
Court, P.O. Box 9000, Drawer
CC-4, Bartow, FL 33831-9000.
The names and address of the
personal representative and the
personal representative's attor-
ney are set forth below.
All creditors of the decedent
and other persons having
claims or demands against de-
cedent's estate, including un-
matured, contingent or unliqui-
dated claims, and who have
been served a copy of this no-
tice, must file their claims with
this court WITHIN THE LATER
OF THREE (3) MONTHS AFTER
THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLI-
CATION OF THIS NOTICE OR
THIRTY (30) DAYS AFTER THE
TIME OF SERVICE OF A COPY OF
THIS NOTICE ON THEM.
All other creditors of the dece-
dent and other persons having
claims or demands against de-
cedent's estate, including un-
matured, contingent or unliqui-
dated claims, must file their
claims with this court WITHIN
THREE (3) MONTHS AFTER THE
DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICA-
TION OF THIS NOTICE.
ALL CLAIMS NOT SO
FILED WILL BE FOREVER
BARRED.
NOTWITHSTANDING
THE TIME PERIODS SET
FORTH ABOVE, ANY
CLAIM FILED TWO (2)
YEARS OR MORE AFTER
THE DECEDENT'S DEATH
IS BARRED.
The date of first pub-
lication of this notice is
May 26, 2005.
PERSONAL REPRESENTA-
TIVE
MARTI ROEHRS
ATTORNEY FOR PERSONAL REP-
RESENTATIVE:
GLENN ANDERSON, ESQ.
56 Fourth Street, NW
Winter Haven, FL 33881
(863) 299-7348
Florida Bar No.: 0093961
May 26, June 2, 2004-1788







IN THE CIRCUIT COURT
FOR POLK COUNTY,
FLORIDA-
PROBATE DIVISION
IN RE: ESTATE OF
GEORGE EARL MARLOW,

Deceased.
File No.
05CP-1 070
NOTICE TO CREDITORS
The administration of the es-
tate of George Earl Mar-
low, III, deceased, whose
date of death was April 19,
2005, and whose Social Secu-
rity Number is 212-42-5231, is
pending in the Circuit Court for
Polk County, Florida, Probate
Division, the address of which
is P.O. Box 9000, Drawer CC-4,
Bartow, Florida 33831. The
names and addresses of the
personal representative and the
personal representative's attor-
ney are set forth below.
All creditors of the decedent
and other persons having
claims or demands against de-
cedent's estate, including un-
matured, contingent or unliqui-
dated claims, on whom a copy
of this notice has been served
must file their claims with this
court WITHIN THE LATER OF 3
MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF
THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF
THIS NOTICE OR 30 DAYS AF-
TER THE TIME OF SERVICE OF A
COPY OF THIS NOTICE ON
THEM.
All other creditors of the de-
cedent and other persons hav-
ing claims or demands against
decedent's estate, including
Unmatured, contingent or unliq-
uidated claims, must file their
claims with this court WITHIN 3
MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF
THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF
THIS NOTICE.
ALL CLAIMS NOT FILED
WITHIN THE TIME PERIODS SET
FORTH IN SECTION .733.702 OF
THE FLORIDA PROBATE CODE
WILL BE FOREVER BARRED.
NOTWITHSTANDING THE
TIME PERIODS SET FORTH
ABOVE, ANY CLAIM FILED TWO
(2) YEARS OR MORE AFTER THE
DECEDENT'S DATE OF DEATH
IS BARRED.
The date of first publication
of this notice is May 26, 2005.
Personal Representative:
Linda Griggs
6245 Trol Lane
Lakeland, Florida
"33813
Attorney for Personal Repre-
sentative:
GLENN T. SHELBY
Florida Bar No. 285269
Shelby, Medina &
Stargel, LLP
902 S. Florida Avenue,
Suite 101
Lakeland, Florida 33803
Telephone: (863) 577-
4000
May 26, June 2, 2005-181 2


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR
POLK COUNTY, FLORIDA
PROBATE DIVISION
IN RE: ESTATE OF
LAWRENCE BRIAN
KRALICK, .a/k/a LAW-
RENCE B. KRALICK,
Deceased.
File No.
05-CP-0798
Division Probate
NOTICE TO CREDITORS
The administration of the es-
tate of Lawrence Brian
Kralick deceased, whose
date of death was February
8th, 2005, and whose Social
Security Number is 264-74-
0088, is pending in the Circuit
Court for Polk County, Florida,
Probate Division; the address of
which is P.O. Box 9000, Drawer
'CC-4,Bartow, FL 33831-9000
The names and addresses of the
personal representative and the
personal representative's attorney
are set forth below.
All creditors of the decedent
and other persons having claims
or demands against decedent's
estate on whom a copy of this no-
tice has been served must, file
their claims with this court WITHIN
THE LATER OF 3 MONTHS AF-
TER THE DATE OF THE FIRST
PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE
OR 30 DAYS AFTER THE DATE
OF SERVICE OF A COPY OF
THIS NOTICE ON THEM.
All other creditors of the dece-
dent and other persons having
claims or demands against dece-
dent's estate must file their claims
with this court WITHIN 3 MONTHS
AFTER THE DATE OF THE
FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS
NOTICE.
ALL CLAIMS NOT SO FILED
WILL BE FOREVER BARRED.
NOTWITHSTANDING THE
TIME PERIODS SET FORTH
ABOVE, ANY CLAIM FILED TWO
(2) YEARS OR MORE AFTER
THE DECEDENT'S DATE OF
DEATH IS BARRED.
The date of first publication of
this notice is May 26. 2005.
Personal Representative:
Donna J. Mimms
1226 Marrick Circle
Lakeland, FL 33815-
4250
TROIANO & ROBERTS, P.A.
Attorneys for Personal Represen-
tative
317 SOUTH TENNESSEE AVE-
NUE
LAKELAND, FL 33801-4617
Telephone: (863) 686-7136
Florida Bar No. 0082260
May 26, June 2, 2005-1790


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.
CHESTER L. ANDERSON, 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 CHESTER L. ANDER-
SON; UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF
CHESTER L. ANDERSON, IF
ANY; PRINCIPAL BANK; JOHN
DOE AND JANE DOE AS UN-
KNOWN TENANTS IN POSSES-
SION
DEFENDANTS)
CASE NO:
53-05CA-0752-SEC04
NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE
SALE
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN
pursuant to a Summary Final
Judgment of Foreclosure dated
May 10 2005 entered in Civil
Case No. 53-05CA-0752-SEC04
of the Circuit Court of the 10TH
Judicial Circuit in and for POLK
County, BARTOW, Florida, I will
sell to the highest and best bidder
for cash at THE EAST CORRI-
DOR ON THE FIRST FLOOR at
the POLK County Courthouse lo-
cated at 255 N Broadway Ave. in
Bartow, Florida, at 9:00 a.m. on
the 10th day of June, 2005 the fol -
lowing described property as set
forth in said Summary Final Judg-
ment, to-wit:
LOT 6, SWEETWATER,
ACCORDING TO THE
PLAT THEREOF RE-
CORDED IN PLAT
BOOK 65, PAGE 3,
PUBLIC RECORDS OF
POLK COUNTY, FLOR-
IDA.
All sales are to be held at the
east end of the east corridor,
first floor, of the Polk County
Courthouse located at 255 North
Broadway Avenue, Bartow, Flor-
ida. Please note that the main
entrance is located on Church
Street. No entry is possible from
Broadway Avenue. In the event
any temporary change is neces-
. sary, the Clerk will post a "Notice
pf 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 18th day of Majy,
2005.
RICHlARD M. WEISS
Clerk of the Circuit Court
By: /s/ Tamika Joiner
Deputy Clerk
(CIRCUIT COURT SEAL)
May 26, June 2, 2005-1799


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT IN
AND FOR POLK COUNTY,
FLORIDA
PROBATE DIVISION
IN RE: Estate of
MARGARET C. HUNDT,
Deceased.
File No.:
05-CP-1 041
NOTICE TO CREDITORS
The administration of the es-
tate of MARGARET C.
HUNDT, deceased, File Num-
ber 05-CP-1041, 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 de-
cedent's estate, including un-
matured, contingent or unliqui-
dated claims, on whom a copy
of this notice is served must
file their claims with this Court
WITHIN THE LATER OF THE
THREE MONTHS AFTER THE
DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICA-
TION OF THIS NOTICE OR
THIRTY DAYS AFTER THE DATE
OF SERVICE OF A COPY OF THIS
NOTICE ON THEM.
All other creditors of the de-
cedent and persons having
claims or demands against de-
cedent's estate, including un-
matured, contingent or unliqui-
dated claims, must file their
claims with this court WITHIN
THREE MONTHS AFTER THE
DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICA-
TION OF THIS NOTICE.
ALL CLAIMS AND DEMANDS
NOT SO FILED WILL BE FOR-
EVER BARRED.
The date of the first publica-
tion of this notice is May 26,
2005.
Personal Representative:
ABEL A. PUTNAM
Post Office Box 3545
Lakeland, Florida
33802-3545
Attorney for Personal Repre-
sentative:
ROBERTA J. CREIGHTON
Florida Bar No.: 930474
PUTNAM & CREIGHTON,
P.A.
Post Office Box 3545
Lakeland, Florida 33802
(863) 682-1178
May 26, June 2, 2005-1789

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT
OF THE 10th JUDICIAL
CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR
POLK COUNTY, FLORIDA
GENERAL JURISDICTION
DIVISION
WELLS FARGO BANK, NA-
TIONAL ASSOCIATION, AS
TRUSTEE FOR FIRST FRANK-
LIN MORTGAGE LOAN TRUST,
SERIES 2003-FF5,
PLAINTIFF
VS.
PETER J. KOCH, IF LIVING, AND
IF DEAD, THE UNKNOWN
SPOUSE, HEIRS, DEVISEES,
GRANTEES, ASSIGNEES, LIEN-
ORS, CREDITORS, TRUSTEES
AND ALL OTHER PARTIES
CLAIMING AN INTEREST BY,
THROUGH, UNDER OR
AGAINST PETER J. KOCH; UN-
KNOWN SPOUSE OF PETER J.
KOCH, IF ANY; JOHN DOE AND
JANE DOE AS UNKNOWN TEN-
ANTS IN POSSESSION
DEFENDANTS)
CASE NO:
53-04CA-4513-SEC08
NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE
SALE
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN
pursuant to a Summary Final
Judgment of Foreclosure dated
May 12 2005 entered in Civil
Case No. 53-04CA-4513-SEC08
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 16th day of June, 2005 the fol -
lowing described property as set
forth in said Summary Final'Judg-.
ment, to-wit:
LOT 14 & E 1/2 OF
LOT 15, BLOCK A,
PINE CREST HEIGHTS
SUBDIVISION, AC-
CORDING TO MAP OR
PLAT THEREOF AS RE-
CORDED IN PLAT
BOOK 13, PAGE 31,
OF THE PUBLIC RE-
CORDS OF POLKI
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 ip 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 18th day of May,
2005.
RICHARD M. W[LISS
Clerk of the Circuit Court
By: /s/ Tamika Joiner
Deputy Clerk
(CIRCUIT COURT SEAL)
May 26, June 2, 2005-1795


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 24th of May,
2005.
RICHARD M. WEISS
CLERK OF 1I HE CIRCUIT COURT
By /s/ Yvette Johnson
Deputy Clerk
(Seal)
May 26, June 2, 2005-1832


against you for the relief de-
manded in the complaint.
In. accordance with the Ameri-
cans with Disabilities Act, per-
sons with disabilities needing a
special accommodation to par-
ticipate in this proceeding
should contact the Office of
the Court Administrator Phone
(863) 534-4690 within two
(2) working days of your re-
ceipt of this notice; if .you are
hearing or voice impaired, cal
TDD (863) 534-7777 or Flor-
ida Relay Services 711.
WITNESS my hand and the seal
of this Court this 23rd day of May,
2005.
RICHARD M WEISS
Clerk Of The Circuit Court
By: /s/ Teresa Nelson
Deputy Clerk
(Seal)
May 26, June 2. 2005-1807


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR
POLK COUNTY, FLORIDA PRO-
BATE DIVISION
IN RE: ESTATE OF
BEATRICE PEARL ALLAN
Deceased
File No.:
05CP-1 004
Division: PROBATE
NOTICE TO CREDITORS
The administration of the estate
of BEATRICE PEARL AL-
LAN, deceased, whose date of
death was March 26, 2003, and
whose Social Security Number is
109-91-2048, 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. The
names and addresses of the per-
sonal representative and the per-
sonal representative's attorney are
set forth below.
All creditors of the decedent
and other persons having claims
or demands against decedent's
estate on whom a copy of this no-
tice has been served must file
their claims with this court WITHIN
THE LATER OF 3 MONTHS AF-
TER THE DATE OF THE' FIRST
PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE
OR 30 DAYS AFTER THE TIME
OF SERVICE OF A COPY OF
THIS NOTICE ON THEM.
All other creditors of the dece-
dent and other persons having
claims or demands against dece-
dent's estate must file their'claims
with this court WITHIN 3 MONTHS
AFTER THE DATE OF THE
FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS
NOTICE.
ALL CLAIMS NOT SO FILED
WILL BE FOREVER BARRED.
NOTWITHSTANDING THE
TIME PERIOD SET FORTH
ABOVE, ANY CLAIM FILED TWO
(2) YEARS OR MORE AFTER
T1JE DECEDENT'S DATE OF
DEATH IS BARRED.
The date of first publication of
this notice is May 26. 2005.
Personal Representative:
William Allan
11 Raymond Road
Rothosay
New Brunswick, Canada, Can-
ada E25-1A6
Attorney for Personal Representa-
tive:
Daniel Medina, L.L.M.,
Florida Bar No. 0027553
SHELBY, MEDINA & STARGEL,
LLP
902 South Florida Avenue, Suite
101
Lakeland, Florida 33803
Telephone: (863) 577-4000
May 26, June 2, 2005-1816







IN THE CIRCUIT COURT
OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL
CIRCUIT OF THE STATE
OF FLORIDA, IN AND FOR
POLK COUNTY
CIVIL DIVISION
GREEN TREE SERVICING LLC
F/K/A CONSECO FINANCE
SERVICING CORP. F/K/A GREEN
TREE FINANCIAL SERVICING
CORP.,
Plaintiff,
vs.
RITA M. ALBRITTON; THE UN-
KNOWN SPOUSE OF RITA M.
ALBRITTON, 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;
FORD MOTOR CREDIT COM-
PANY, WHETHER DISSOLVED
OR PRESENTLY EXISTING, TO-
GETHER WITH ANY GRANTEES,
ASSIGNEES, CREDITORS, LIEN-
ORS, OR TRUSTEES OF SAID DE-
FENDANT(S) AND ALL OTHER
PERSONS CLAIMING BY,
THROUGH, UNDER, OR AGAINST
DEFENDANTSS; UNKNOWN
TENANT #1; UNKNOWN TEN-
ANT #2,
Defendant(s).
CASE NO.
53-2005-CA-001040-
0000-SEC 1 1
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 8, BLOCK 5, WEST
SIDE SUBDIVISION, AC-
CORDING TO THE PLAT
THEREOF, AS RECORDED
IN PLAT BOOK 15, PAGE 2,
OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS
OF POLK COUNTY, FLOR-
IDA.
A/K/A 19 OAK AVENUE,
LAKE WALES, FL 33853
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 .9:0 o'clock A.M.,
or as soon thereafter 9:00
A.M., the 1.3th day of June,
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 I"No-
tice of Chanae" at the sale lo-


Office of the Court Administrator,
(863) 534-4690, within two (2)
working days of your receipt of this
notice; if you are hearing or voice
impaired, call TDD (863) 534-7777
or Florida Relay Services 711.
Dated this 24th day. of May,
2005.
RICHARD M WEISS
Clerk Of The Circuit Court
By: /Is Yvette Johnson
Deputy Clerk
(Seal)
May 26, June 2, 2005-1830


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IN THE CIRCUIT COURT
OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL
CIRCUIT OF THE STATE
OF FLORIDA, IN AND FOR
POLK COUNTY
CIVIL DIVISION
CITIFINANCIAL 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-001 007-
0000-00 SEC 11
NOTICE OF SALE
Notice is hereby given that,
pursuant to a Final Summary
Judgment of Foreclosure en-
tered in the above-styled
cause, in the Circuit Court of
Polk County, Florida, I will sell
the property situate in Polk
County, Florida, described as:
LOT 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
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 9:00
A.M., the 20th day of June,
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 Chande" 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 18th of May,
2005.
RICHARD M. WEISS
CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT
By /s/ Yvette Johnson
Deputy Clerk
(Seal)
May 26, June 2, 2005-1793








IN THE CIRCUIT COURT
OF THE 10TH JUDICIAL
CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR
POLK COUNTY, FLORIDA
CIVIL DIVISION
MORTGAGE ELECTRONIC REG-
ISTRATION SYSTEMS, INC. AS
NOMINEE FOR COUNTRYWIDE
HOME LOANS, INC.,
Plaintiff ,
vs.
JACKIE JOHNSON, et al,
Defendants.
CASE NO.:
53-2005-CA-001542-0000-00
WH SEC 07
NOTICE OF ACTION
TO: GREEN TREE FINANCIAL
CORP. (Address Unknown)
YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an
action for Foreclosure of Mortgage
on the following described prop-
erty:
LOT 13, DEER TRAILS
NORTH PHASE TWO, A
SUBDIVISION, ACCORD-
ING TO THE PLAT OR
MAP THEREOF, DE-
SCRIBED IN PLAT BOOK
97, PAGE 9, OF THE
PUBLIC RECORDS OF
POLK COUNTY, FLORIDA.
TOGETHER WITH A
1991 EAGL DOUBLE
WIDE MOBILE HOME,
VIN#
GAFLM35A04396ET AND
GAFLM35B04396ET, TI-
TLE# 61220004 AND
61336215 AND RP#
R0634730 AND
R0634731.
has been filed against you and
you are required to serve a copy
of ybur written defenses, if any, to
it on-Marshall C. Watson, P.A., At-
torney for Plaintiff, whose address
is 1800 NW 49TH STREET,
SUITE 120, FT. LAUDERDALE
FL 33309 on or before June 27.
2005, a date which is within thirty
(30) days after the first publication
of this Notice in the POLK
COUNTY DEMOCRAT and file the
original with the Clerk of this Court
either before service on Plaintiff's
attorney or immediately thereafter;
otherwise a default will be entered


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN
AND FOR POLK COUNTY,
FLORIDA
JUVENILE DIVISION
IN THE INTEREST OF:
K.B. (DOB: 09/24/01)
MINOR CHILD
SUMMONS AND NOTICE
OF VOLUNTARIES
HEARING ON PETITION
FOR TERMINATION OF
PARENTAL RIGHTS
CASE NO.
JP02-711900-WH
THE STATE OF FLORIDA TO:
JASON BROWN
(ADDRESS UNKNOWN)
YOU ARE HEREBY NO-
TIFIED that a Petition under
oath has been filed in the
above styled Court for the per-
manent commitment of
K.B., a male child born on
09/24/01, to Kristina Brown,
the mother and Jason Brown,
the father in the State of Flor-
ida.
for subsequent adoption and
you are hereby COMMANDEDto
be and appear before the MAGIS-
TRATE ROBIN'MATIS-JACKSON,
at 10:00 A.M. on Wednesday the
gth day of July. 2005 for this
hearing at POLK COUNTY
COURTHOUSE, COURTROOM-
Juvenile Division Hearing
Room- 1st Floor, 255 N. Broad-
way, BARTOW, FLORIDA.
YOUR FAILURE TO APPEAR
IN PERSON WILL BE TREATED
AS A CONSENT TO THE TERMI-
NATION OF PARENTAL RIGHTS
AND YOU WILL PERMANENTLY
LOSE ALL LEGAL RIGHTS AS A
PARENT TO THE CHILDREN)
AS NAMED IN THE PETITION
FOR TERMINATION OF PAREN-
TAL RIGHTS.
YOU HAVE THE RIGHT TO
HAVE AN ATTORNEY REPRE-
SENT YOU IN THIS MATTER. IF
YOU CANNOT AFFORD AN AT-
TORNEY, YOU MUST BE PRE-
SENT AND REQUEST THAT
THE COURT APPOINT YOU AN
ATTORNEY FOR YOU IF YOU
WANT ONE.
"In accordance with the Ameri-
cans With Disabilities Act, persons
with disabilities needing a special
accommodation to participate in
this proceeding should contact the
Children & Families Legal Depart-
ment at 1055 US Highway 17
North, Bartow, Florida 33830,
Telephone: 863-534-0062 not later
than seven days prior to the pro-
ceeding. If hearing impaired,
(TDD) 1-800-955-871, or Voice (V)
1-800-955-8770, via Florida Relay
Service."
RICHARD M. WEISS, CLERK
By Debbie M. Stinson
as his Deputy Clerk
(CLERK'S SEAL)
May 12, 19, 26, June 6, 2005-
1636



IN THE CIRCUIT COURT
OF THE 10TH JUDICIAL
CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR
POLK COUNTY, FLORIDA
CIVIL DIVISION
MORTGAGE ELECTRONIC REG-
ISTRATION SYSTEMS, INC..
Plaintiff.
vs.
EVELYN HOOVER A/K/A EVE-
LYN, J. HOOVER;, UNKNOWN
SPOUSE OF EVELYN HOOVER
A/K/A EVELYN J. HOOVER;
JOHN DOE; JANE DOE AS UN-
KNOWN TENANTS) IN POS-
SESSION OF THE SUBJECT
PROPERTY,
Defendants.
CASE NO.:
53-2005-CA-00925-SEC 11
NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE
SALE
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pur-
suant to a Final Judgment of Fore-
closure dated the 20th day of May.
2005, and entered in Case No. 53-
2005-CA-00925-SEC 11, of the
Circuit Court of. the 10TH Judicial
Circuit in and for Polk County,
Florida, wherein MORTGAGE
ELECTRONIC REGISTRATION
SYSTEMS, INC., is the Plaintiff
and EVELYN HOOVER A/K/A EV-
ELYN J. HOOVER; UNKNOWN
SPOUSE OF EVELYN HOOVER
A/K/A EVELYN J. HOOVER;
JOHN DOE; JANE DOE AS UN-
KNOWN 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 the 13th
day of June. 2005, the following
described property as set forth in
said Final Judgment, to wit:
THE NORTH 87 FEET
OF LOTS 146 AND 147,
AND LOT 148 LESS THE
SOUTH 11.5 FEET
THEREOF, OF HUNDRED
LAKES CORPORATION'S
SUBDIVISION, INWOOD
#5, WINTER HAVEN,
FLORIDA, ACCORDING TO
THE PLAT THEREOF AS
RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK
14, PAGE 1, 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


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR
POLK COUNTY, FLORIDA
PROBATE DIVISION
IN RE: ESTATE OF
PATRICK J. MCCONN, JR.,
Deceased.
File No.
05-CP-1120-W
NOTICE TO CREDITORS
The administration of the estate
of PATRICK J. MCCONN, JR., de-
ceased, whose date of death was
February 22, 2005, is pending in
the Circuit Court for Polk County,
Florida, Probate Division, the ad-
dress of which is Drawer CC-4,
P.O. Box 9000, Bartow, FL 33981-
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 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: May 26, 2005.
Personal Representative
Janet McConn
1082 Demetree Lane
Lakeland, Florida 33811
Attorney for Personal Representa-
tive
John F. Stewart
Attorney for Janet McConn
Florida Bar No. 158647
Sheppard, Brett, Stewart, Hersch
& Kinsey, P.A.
9100 College Pointe Court
Fort Myers, Florida 33919
Telephone: (239) 334-1141
May 26, June 2, 2005-1817

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR
POLK COUNTY, FLORIDA
PROBATE DIVISION
IN RE: ESTATE OF
GARY DONALD GARBRECHT,
Deceased.
File No.
05-CP-0385
NOTICE TO CREDITORS
The administration of the estate
of GARY DONALD GARBRECHT,
deceased, whose date of death
was February 6, 2005; File Num-
ber 05-CP-0385 is pending in the
Circuit Court for Polk County, Flor-
ida, 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 within 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: May 26, 2005.
Personal Representative
MARCIA KAY GARBRECHT
11 Skidmore Road
Winter Haven, FL 33884
Attorney for Personal Representa-
tive
David M. Rieth, Esquire
Florida Bar No. 164725
Rieth & Ritchie, P.A.
101 E. Kennedy Boulevard, Suite
2430
Tampa, FL 33602-5895
Telephone: (813) 472-7333
May 26, June 2, 2005-1814


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT
OF THE 10th JUDICIAL
CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR
POLK COUNTY, FLORIDA
GENERAL JURISDICTION
DIVISION
LASALLE BANK, N.A., F/K/A LA-
SALLE NATIONAL BANK, AS
TRUSTEE FOR AFC MORT-
GAGE LOAN ASSET BACKED
CERTIFICATE SERIES 1998-1,
UNDER THE POOLING AND
SERVICING AGREEMENT,
DATED AS OF MARCH 1, 1998,
PLAINTIFF
VS.
DAVID L. PORTER A/K/A DAVID
LYNN PORTER, IF LIVING, AND
IF DEAD, THE UNKNOWN
SPOUSE, HEIRS, DEVISEES,
GRANTEES, ASSIGNEES, LIEN-
ORS, CREDITORS, TRUSTEES
AND ALL OTHER PARTIES
CLAIMING AN INTEREST BY,
THROUGH, UNDER OR
AGAINST DAVID L. PORTER
A/K/A DAVID LYNN PORTER;
UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF DAVID
L. PORTER A/K/A DAVID LYNN


SESSION OF THE SUBJECT.
PROPERTY,
Defendants.
CASE NO.
05-CA-0639
NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE
SALE
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN
pursuant to a Final Judgment of
Foreclosure dated May 12 2005
and entered in Case No. 05-CA-
0639, of the Circuit Court of the
Tenth Judicial Circuit in and for
Polk County, Florida, wherein
MORTGAGE ELECTRONIC REG-
ISTRATION SYSTEMS, INC., ITS
SUCCESSORS AND ASSIGNS, is
a Plaintiff, and DEIRDRA Y. COL-
LINS FREMONT INVESTMENT &
LOAN; POLK COUNTY; are the
Defendants. I will sell to the high-
est and best bidder for cash at
Polk County Courthouse East Cor-


NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE
SALE
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN
pursuant to a Summary Final
Judgment of Foreclosure dated
May 16 2005 entered in Civil
Case No. 05CA-675-SEC 11 of
the Circuit Court of the 10TH Judi-
cial 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 20th day of June, 2005 the fol -
lowing described property as set
forth in said Summary Final Judg-
ment, to-wit:
LOT 154, OF COUN-
TRY VIEW ESTATES II,
ACCORDING TO THE
PLAT THEREOF, AS
RECORDED IN PLAT
BOOK 84, AT PAGES 8
THROUGH 11, OF THE
PUBLIC RECORDS OF
POLK COUNTY, FLOR-
IDA. TOGETHER WITH
A 1996 MOBILE HOME
VIN# FLA14610232A
AND FLA14610232B.
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 18th day of May,
2005.
RICHARD M. WEISS
Clerk of the Circuit Court
By: /s/ Yvette Johnson
Deputy Clerk
(CIRCUIT COURT SEAL)
May 26, June 2, 2005-1792

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN
AND FOR POLK COUNTY, FLOR-
IDA
CIVIL DIVISION
IN RE: FORFEITURE OF:
ONE THOUSAND TWO HUN-
DRED EIGHTY-SIX AND NO/100
DOLLARS ($1,286.00) U.S.
CURRENCY


CASE NO.: 2005CA-001840
SECTION: 07
NOTICE OF FORFEITURE
PROCEEDINGS
Sanaida Robledo
130 North Avenue
Bradley, Florida 33873
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 Bradley, in
Polk County, Florida on or
about April 14, 2005, by the
Polk County Sheriff's Office and
Captioned Property is presently
in the custody of the Polk
County Sheriff's Office.
2. Any owner, entity, bona fide
lien holder, or person in 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 May
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 20th day
of May. 2005.
CASSANDRA L. DENMARK, ES-
QUIRE
Polk County Sheriff's Office
455 North Broadway
Bartow, Florida 33830
(863) 534-6294
Florida Bar #0553247
May 26, June 2, 2005-1781

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN
AND FOR POLK COUNTY,
FLORIDA
MORTGAGE ELECTRONIC REG-
ISTRATION SYSTEMS, INC., ITS
SUCCESSORS AND ASSIGNS,
Plaintiff,
vs.
DEIRDRA Y. COLLINS; UN-
KNOWN SPOUSE OF DEIRDRA
Y. COLLINS; ANY AND ALL UN-
KNOWN PARTIES CLAIMING BY,
THROUGH, UNDER AND
AGAINST THE HEREIN NAMED
INDIVIDUAL DEFENDANTS)
WHO ARE NOT KNOWN TO BE
DEAD OR ALIVE, WHETHER
SAID UNKNOWN PARTIES MAY
'CLAIM AN INTEREST AS
SPOUSES, HEIRS, DEVISEES,
GRANTEES, OR OTHER CLAIM-
ANTS; FREMONT INVESTMENT
& LOAN; POLK COUNTY; UN-
KNOWN PERSONS) IN POS-


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 19th day of May.
2005.
RICHARD M. WEISS
As Clerk, Circuit Court
POLK, Florida
By: /s/ Yvette Johnson
As Deputy Clerk
(Seal)
May 26, June 2, 2005-1811


4B


ridor, 255 N. Broadway, Bartow
Fl, at 09.00 AM on June 16 2005
the following described property
as set forth in said Final Judg-
ment, to wit:
THE EAST 36.00 FEET OF
LOT 6, AND THE WEST
63.00 FEET OF LOTS 3, 4
AND 5, LESS THE SOUTH
1/2 OF SAID LOT 3, ALL IN
BLOCK A, TRACY TERRACE
SUBDIVISION, RECORDED
IN PLAT BOOK 5, PAGE 19,
PUBLIC RECORDS OF
POLK COUNTY, FLORIDA.
A/K/A 611 MCLEOD AVE-
NUE, HAINES CITY, FL
33844
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 18th day of May, 2005.
RICHARD M. WEISS
As Clerk of the Court
By: /s/ Tamika Joiner
As Deputy Clerk
(Seal)
May 26, June 2, 2005-1798

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR
POLK COUNTY, FLORIDA
PROBATE DIVISION .
IN RE: ESTATE OF
MARY JUANITA SAWYER,
a/k/a MARY SAWYER,
Deceased.
File No.
05-CP-1092
Division Probate
NOTICE TO CREDITORS
The administration of the es-
tate of Mary Juanita Saw-
yer a/k/a Mary Sawyer,
deceased, whose date of death
was April 20th, 2005 and
whose Social Security Number
is 462-50-2121, is pending in
the Circuit Court for Polk
County, Florida, Probate Divi-
sion; the address of which is P.QO.
Box 9000, Drawer CC-4 Bartow,
FL 33831-9000 The names and
addresses of the personal repre-
sentative and the personal repre-
sentative's attorney are set forth
below.
All creditors of the decedent
and other persons having claims
or demands against decedent's
estate on whom a copy of this no-
tice has been served must file
their claims with this court WITHIN
THE LATER OF 3 MONTHS AF-
TER THE DATE OF THE FIRST
PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE
OR 30 DAYS AFTER THE DATE
OF SERVICE OF A COPY OF
THIS NOTICE ON THEM.
All other creditors of the dece-
dent and other, persons having
claims or demands against dece-
dent's estate must file their claims
with this court WITHIN 3 MONTHS
AFTER THE DATE OF THE
FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS
NOTICE.
ALL CLAIMS NOT SO FILED
WILL BE FOREVER BARRED.
NOTWITHSTANDING THE
TIME PERIODS SET FORTH
ABOVE, ANY CLAIM FILED TWO
(2) YEARS OR MORE AFTER
THE DECEDENT'S DATE OF
DEATH IS BARRED.
The date of first publication of
this notice is May_26.20Q05.
Personal Representative:
Sylvia Harris
115 Fulton Green
Road
Lakeland, FL 33809
TROIANO & ROBERTS, P.A.
Attorneys for Personal Represen-
tative
317 SOUTH TENNESSEE AVE-
NUE
LAKELAND, FL 33801-4617
Telephone: (863) 686-7136
Florida Bar No. 0082260
May 26, June 2, 2005-1820

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
10TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND
FOR POLK COUNTY, FLORIDA
CHASE HOME FINANCE, LLC,
SUCCESSOR TO CHASE MAN-
HATTAN MORTGAGE CORPO-
RATION,
Plaintiff,
vs.
ANGELA V. CLAY, et ux., et al.,
Defendant(s).
CASE NO.
03-CA-2821-0000-00 #11
NOTICE OF SALE
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN
pursuant to an Order or Final
Judgment Scheduling Foreclo-
sure Sale entered on May 14,
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 17th day of Jun',
2005, the following described

property as set forth in said or-
der or final judgment, to wit:
LOT 49, GANDY
GROVE ESTATES,
PHASE THREE, AC-
CORDING TO THE
PLAT THEREOF AS RE-
CORDED IN PLAT
BOOK 96, PAGE 28,
PUBLIC RECORDS OF
POLK COUNTY, FLOR-
IDA.


PORTER; HEIDI A. PORTER
A/K/A HEIDI PORTER A/K/A
HEIDI ANN PORTER, IF LIVING,
AND IF DEAD, THE UNKNOWN
SPOUSE, HEIRS, DEVISEES,
GRANTEES, ASSIGNEES, LIEN-
ORS, CREDITORS, TRUSTEES
AND ALL OTHER PARTIES
CLAIMING AN INTEREST BY,
THROUGH, UNDER OR
AGAINST HEIDI A. PORTER
A/K/A HEIDI PORTER A/K/A
HEIDI ANN PORTER; UNKNOWN
SPOUSE OF HEIDI A. PORTER
A/K/A HEIDI PORTER A/K/A
HEIDI ANN PORTER, IF ANY;
POLK COUNTY, FLORIDA;
UNITED STATES OF AMERICA;
JOHN DOE AND JANE DOE AS
UNKNOWN TENANTS IN POS-
SESSION
DEFENDANTS)
CASE NO:
05CA-675-SEC 11




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June 2, 2005


The Polk County Democrat


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IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR
POLK COUNTY, FLORIDA
PROBATE DIVISION
IN RE: ESTATE OF
ALEJANDRINA PABON,
Deceased.
File No.
05CP-1089
NOTICE OF ADMINISTRA-
TION
AND
NOTICE TO CREDITORS
The administration of the Estate
of ALEJANDRINA PABON,
deceased, File. Number 05CP-
1089, is pending in the Circuit
Court for Polk County, Florida,
Probate Division, the address of
which is Post Office Box 9000,
Drawer CC-4, Bartow, FL 33830-
9000. The estate is INTESTATE.
The names and addresses of the
Personal Representative and the
Personal Representative's attor-
ney are set forth below.
ALL INTERESTED PER-
SONS ARE NOTIFIED
THAT:
All persons on whom this No-
tice of Administration is served
who have objections that chal-
lenge the validity of the will, the
qualifications of the personal rep-
resentative, venue, or jurisdiction
of this Court are required to file
their objections with this Court
WITHIN THREE MONTHS AF-
TER THE DATE OF SERVICE OF
A COPY OF THIS NOTICE ON
THEM. ALL OBJECTIONS NOT
SO FILED WILL BE FOREVER
.BARRED.
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 (3) MONTHS AFTER
THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUB-
LICATION OF THIS NOTICE OR
Thirty (30) DAYS AFTER THE
DATE OF SERVICE OF A COPY
OF THIS NOTICE ON THEM.
All other creditors of the dece-
dent and 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.
The date of the first publication
of this Notice.is: May 26. 2005:
Personal Representative:
MARYBELL NEGRONI. ,
11 BONNER STREET
HARTFORD, CT 06106
STEPHEN F. BAKER
ATTORNEY AT LAW
Attorney for Personal Representa-,
tive
,800 FIRST STREET, S.
WINTER HAVEN, FL 33880
Florida Bar No.: 217182
Telephone: (863) 299-2118
-May 26, June 2, 2005-1782

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR
POLK COUNTY, FLORIDA
,PROBATE DIVISION
IN RE: ESTATE OF
ARCHIE R. WOOTEN, II,
Deceased.
File No.
05CP-1086
NOTICE OF ADMINISTRA-
TION
AND
NOTICE TO CREDITORS
The administration of the Estate
of ARCHIE R. WOOTEN, II,
'deceased, File Number 05CP-
1086, is pending in the Circuit
Court for Polk County, Florida,
Probate Division, the address of
which is Post Office Box 9000,
Drawer CC-4, Bartow, FL ,33830-'
9000. The estate is TESTATE
and the date of the decedent's Will
is 5/20/2002. The names and ad-
dresses of the Persohal Repre-
sentative and the Personal Repre-
sentative's attorney are set forth
below.
ALL INTERESTED PER-
SONS ARE NOTIFIED
THAT:
All persons on whom this No-
tice of Administration is served
who have objections that chal-
lenge the validity of the will, the
"qualifications of the personal rep-
resentative, venue, or jurisdiction
of this Court are required to file
their objections with this Court
WITHIN THREE MONTHS AF-
'TER THE DATE OF SERVICE OF
A COPY OF THIS NOTICE ON
THEM. ALL OBJECTIONS NOT
SO FILED WILL BE. FOREVER
BARRED.
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 (3) MONTHS AFTER
THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUB-
LICATION OF THIS NOTICE OR.
THIRpTY (30) DAYS AFTER THE
DATE OF SERVICE OF A COPY
OF THIS NOTICE ON THEM.
All other-creditors of the dece-
dent and persons having claims or
demands against 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.
The date of the first publication
of this Notice is: May 26. 2005..-
Personal Representative:
VIRGINIA E. THOMAS
P.O. BOX 556
LAKE HAMILTON, FL 33851
STEPHEN F. BAKER
ATTORNEY AT LAW
Attorney for Personal Representa-
tive
800 FIRST STREET, S.
WINTER HAVEN, FL 33880
Florida Bar No.: 217182
Telephone: (863) 299-2118
SMay 26, June 2, 2005-1783 .


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN
AND FOR POLK COUNTY, FLOR-
IDA
CIVIL DIVISION
IN RE: FORFEITURE OF:
FIVE HUNDRED AND NINETY-
ONE AND 00/100 DOLLARS.
($591.00) U.S. CURRENCY
/

CASE NO.: 2005CA-1824
SECTION: 04
NOTICE OF FORFEITURE
PROCEEDINGS
Juan DeLeon
403A Snively Avenue
Eloise, Florida 33880
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 Eloise, in Polk
County, Florida on or about
April 9, 2005, by the Polk
County Sheriff's Office and
Captioned Property is presently
in the custody of the Polk
County Sheriff's Office. .
2. Any owner, entity, bona fide
lien holder, or person in 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 May
17, 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 20th day
of May. 2005.
CASSANDRA L. DENMARK, ES-
QUIRE
Polk County Sheriff's Office
455 North Broadway
Bartow, Florida 33830 ..
(863) 534-6294
Flo,-io.a .3 .a j5 -.'3247
t.l, .6, June 2,, 005-1780




IN THE CIRCUIT COURT IN AND
FOR POLK COUNTY, FLORIDA
MORTGAGE ELECTRONIC REG-
ISTRATION SYSTEMS, INC., AS
NOMINEE FOR COUNTRYWIDE
HOME LOANS, INC.,
Plaintiff,
vs.
KEVIN MCELROY; UNKNOWN
SPOUSE OF KEVIN MCELROY;
UNKNOWN TENANT I; UN-
KNOWN TENANT II; GREEN,
CONSTRUCTION SERVICES,
INC.,. and' any unknown heirs, de-
visees, grantees, creditors, and
other u'i r,...nr, per.onrs or un-
known spo'us., cianiri by,
through and under any of the
above-named Defendants,
Defendants.
/
CASE NO.:
53-2005-CA-188-WH-08
NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE
SALE
NOTICE is hereby given that
the undersigned Clerk of the Cir-
cuit Court of Polk County, Florida;
will on the 1lthday of Junea 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 6, Block 1, COLLEGE
HEIGHTS SUBDIVISION, ac-
cording to the Plat thereof
recorded In Plat Book,38;
Page 37 of the Public Re-'
cords of Polk County, Flor-
ida.
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 located at 255
North Broadway Avenue, Bar-
tow, Florida. Please note that
the main entrance is located
on Church Street. No entry is
Possible from Broadway Ave-
nue. In the event any tempo-
rary change is necessary, the
Clerk will post a "Notice of
Change" at the sale location
dore.l.ng the bidders to the
temporary sale location.
If you are a person with a
disability who needs any ac-
commodation in order to
participate in this proceed-
ing, you are entitled, at no
cost to you, to the, provi-
sion of certain assistance.
Please contact the Office of
the Court Administrator,
(863) 534-4690, within
two (2). working days ,'of
your receipt of this notice;
if you are hearing or voice
impaired, call (TDD) (863)
534-7777, or Florida Relay
Service 800-955-8770.
WITNESS my hand. and offi-
cial seal of said Court this
24th day of May, 2005.
Richard M, Weiss
CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT
COURT '
BY: /s/ Yvette Johnson.
Deputy Clerk
(Court Seal)
May 26, June 2, 200.5-1827


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN
AND FOR POLK COUNTY,
FLORIDA
PROBATE DIVISION
IN RE: ESTATE OF
ALICE R. SIMPKINS,
Deceased.
Case No.
05CP-0923
Section: 30 ,
NOTICE TO CREDITORS
The administration of the estate
of ALICE R. SIMPKINS, deceased,
whose date of death was January
30, 2005; Case Number 05CP-
0923 is pending in the Circuit
Court for the Tenth Judicial Circuit
in and for Polk County, Florida,
Probate Division, the address of
which is Post Office Box 9000,.
Bartow, FL 33831-9000. The
names and address of the Per-
sonal Representative and the Per-
sonal Representative's attorney
name and address is set forth be-
low,
All creditors of the decedent
and other persons, who have
claims or demands against dece-
dent's estate, and who have been
served a copy of this notice, must
file their claims with this court
WITHIN THE LATER OF THREE
(3) MONTHS AFTER THE DATE
OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION
OF THIS NOTICE OR THIRTY
(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 THREE (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: May 26, 2005.
James L. Simpkins
Personal Representative
1437 Bluff Loop
Dundee, Florida 33838
Attorney for Personal Rep-
resentative
WILLIAM S. CHAMBERS, IV,
ESQUIRE
McKinley & Chambers, P.A.
Post Office Box 2228 .,
Bartow, Florida 33831-
2228 ., : : -.
(863) 533-698& .FA)X:
(863) 534-1790
Florida Bar No.: 29793
May 26, June 2, 2005-1818


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF
POLK COUNTY, FLORIDA
PROBATE DIVISION
IN RE: Estate of
WILLIAM BUFORD LAW-
RENCE, .: .
Deceased. .' l '
SFile No:
05 CP-1157
NOTICE OF ADMINISTRA-
TION .
AND NOTICE TO CREDITORS
(Testate)'
The administration of the estate
of WILLIAM BUFORD LAW-
RENCE, deceased, 'whose date of
death was January'7, 2005, File
lumber n0 CP1157 is pending in
me CircuiI Coun lor PoiK County,
Florida. Probale Division, the ad-
dress of which is Post Office'Box
9000, Drad(er CC-4, Bartow, Flor-
ida 33880. Tre eslale ,s leslate
and the date of the Will and any
Codicils are February 27, 1996.
The names .and addresses of the
personal representative and the
personal representative's attorney
are set forth below. t-
All interested'persons on whom
a copy of this'Notice of Admin-
istiration 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.oiner persons naving claims
or demands against decedent's
estate,, including unmalured.-con-
tingent or unliquidaled 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 OI 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
thisecourt WITHIN 3 MONTHS AF-
TER THE.DATE OF THE FIRST
PUBLICATIONOFTHIS 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 the first publication
of this Notice is May 26. 2005.
Personal Representative:
.EDITH MARION LAWRENCE
2424 Avenue A, S.W.
Winter Haven, Florida 33880
Attorney for Personal Representa-
tive: .
Robert A. Miller, Esquire
Florida Bar No:.328911
Miller, Crosby & Miller, P.A.
Post Office Box 8169
Lakeland, Florida 33802-8169
(863) 688-7038
May 26, June 2, 2005-1787


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR
POLK COUNTY, FLORIDA
PROBATE DIVISION
IN RE: ESTATE OF
MIRIAM SARAH SHELTON,
Deceased.
File No.
05-CP-1105
NOTICE TO CREDITORS
(Summary Administration)
TO ALL PERSONS HAVING
CLAIMS OR DEMANDS
AGAINST THE ABOVE ESTATE:
You are hereby noti-
fied that an Order of
Summary Administration
has been entered in the
Estate of MIRIAM SARAH
SHELTON, deceased, File
NUMBER: 05-CP-1 105;
by the Circuit Court for
Polk County, Florida,
Probate Division; the ad-
dress of which Is 255 North
Broadway, Bartow, Florida
33830; that the decedent's date
of death was November 14,
2003; that the total value of the
estate is $10,000.00 and that the
names and addresses of those
to whom it has been assigned
by such order are:
Name: Darlene Luck
Address: 828 Castlemaine
Court
Birmingham, AL 35226
Name: Suzanne L. Pearl
Address: 1906 Hutton Drive
Nashville, TN 37210
ALL INTERESTED PERSONS
ARE NOTIFIED THAT:
All creditors of the estate of
the decedent and persons hav-
ing claims or demands against
the estate of the decedent other
than those for whom provisions
for payment was made In the
Order of Summary Administra-
tion must file their claims with
this court WITHIN THREE (3)
MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF
FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS
NOTICE..
ALL CLAIMS AND DEMANDS
NOT SO FILED WILL BE FOR-
EVER BARRED.
NOTWITHSTANDING THE
TIME PERIODS SET FORTH
ABOVE, ANY CLAIM FILED
TWO (2) YEARS OR MORE AF-
TER THE DECEDENT'S DATE
OF DEATH IS BARRED.
The date of first publication
of this notice is May 26. 2005.
Persons Giving Notice:
Darlene Luck
Address: 828 Castlemaine
Court
,Birmingham, AL 35226
Suzanne L. Pearl
Address: 1906 Hutton Drive
Nashville, TN 37210
Attorney for Person Giving No-
tice:,
Vincent Philip Nucclo
Attorney at Law
4049 Henderson Boulevard
Tampa, Florida 33629
813/289-9334
May 26, June 2, 2005-1826



IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN
AND FOR POLK COUNTY,,-
FLORIDA
IN RE: THE ADOPTION OF
ALEXANDER ERVIN SAMPE-
DRO,
Adoptee

NOTICE OF ACTION
TO: ZORAIDA CORTES SUAREZ
54 Ellilott Street
Newark, NJ 07104-3501
YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an
action for Adoption has been filed
against you and you are required
to serve a copy of your written de-
fenses, if any, to it on Rodney Dur-
rance, Jr., Petitioner's Attorney,
whose address is P.O. Box 7787,
Winter Haven, Florida 33883, on
or before June 6 2005. and file
the original with the Clerk of this
Court either before service on the
Petitioner's attorney or immedi-
ately thereafter; otherwise, a de-
fault will be entered against you
for the relief demanded in the Peti-'
tion.
'WITNESS my hand and the
seal of this Court on April 29,
2005..
RICHARD M: WEISS
Clerk of the Courts
BY: /s/ Valerie Neal
Deputy Clerk
(Court Seal)
May 12, 19, 26, June 2, 2005-
1616


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
10TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND
FOR POLK COUNTY, FLORIDA
CHASE,' MANHATTAN MORT-
'GAGE CORPORATION,
Plaintiff,
vs.
KATHLEEN J. McBRIDE, etux., et
al. :
Defendantss.
: CASE NO.
,. 53-2002-CA-454-0000-WH
SEC.7
NOTICE OF SALE
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN
pursuant to the Final Judgment
entered in this case now pend-
ing in said Court, the style of
which is indicated above.
I will sell to the highest and
Best bidder for cash at the
POLK COUNTY COURTHOUSE,.
All sales are to De held al Ihe East
end of the East Corridor, first floor,
of the Polk County Courthouse, lo-
caled al,255 North Broadway Ave
nue, Bartow, Florida, at 9:00
A.M,, on the 20th day of June,
2005, the following described
property as set forth, in said. or-
der or final judgment, to.wit:
LOT 5, MCLEOD GAR-
SDEN, PHASE ONE, AC-
CORDING TO THE
PLAT THEREOF AS RE-
CORDED IN PLAT
BOOK 10Z, PAGE 29,
PUBLIC RECORDS OF
POLK COUNTY, FLOR-
IDA.
If you are a person with disabilities


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT
OF THE 10th JUDICIAL
CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR
POLK COUNTY, FLORIDA
GENERAL JURISDICTION
DIVISION
WELLS FARGO BANK MINNE-
SOTA, NATIONAL ASSOCIA-
TION, AS TRUSTEE FOR CER-
TIFICATE HOLDERS OF BEAR
STEARNS ASSET BACKED SE-
CURITIES, INC. ASSET-BACKED
CERTIFICATES, SERIES, 2000-2
PLAINTIFF
VS.
FRANK M. KIRCHON IF LIVING,
AND IF DEAD, THE UNKNOWN
SPOUSE, HEIRS, DEVISEES,
GRANTEES, ASSIGNEES, LIEN-
ORS, CREDITORS, TRUSTEES
AND ALL OTHER PARTIES
CLAIMING AN INTEREST BY,
THROUGH, UNDER OR
AGAINST FRANK M. KIRCHON;
KATHLEEN KIRCHON, 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 KATHLEEN KIRCHON;
CITIFINANCIAL EQUITY SERV-
ICES, INC.; JOHN DOE and JANE
DOE AS UNKNOWN TENANTS
IN POSSESSION,
DEFENDANTS)
CASE NO:
53-02-CA-2069-04
RE-NOTICE OF FORECLO-
SURE SALE
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN
pursuant to an Order. Granting the,
Motion to Reset Foreclosure Sale
dated May 19 20045 entered in
Civil Case No. 53-02-CA-2069-04
of the Circuit Court of the 10TH
Judicial Circuit in and for POLK
County, BARTOW, Florida, I will
sell to the highest and best bidder
for cash at THE EAST CORRI-
DOR ON THE FIRST FLOOR at
the POLK County Courthouse lo-
cated at 255 N Broadway Ave. in
Bartow, Florida, at 9:00 a.m.,on
the 13th day of June, 2005 the fol -
lowing described, property as set
forth in said Summary FinalJudg-
ment, to-wit:
LOT 95, HIGHLAND
WEST, ACCORDING TO
THE PLAT THEREOF
RECORDED IN PLAT
BOOK 72, PAGE 29,
OF THE PUBLIC, RE-
CORDS OF POLK
COUNTY, FLORIDA
All sales are to be held at the
east end of the east corridor,
first floor, of the Polk County
Courthouse located at 255 North
Broadway Avenue, Bartow, Flor-
ida. Please note that the main
entrance is located on Church
Street. No entry is possible from
Broadway Avenue. In the event
any temporary change is neces-
sary, the Clerk will post a "Notice
of Change" at the sale location
directing the bidders to the tem-
porary sale location,
If you are a person with disabilities
who needs any accommodation in
order to participate in this pro-'
ceeding, you are entitled at no
cost to you, to the provision of cer-
tain assistance. Please contact the
Office of the Court Administrator,
(863) 534-4690, within two (2)
working days of your receipt of this
notice; if you are hearing or voice
impaired, call TDD, (863) 534-7777
or Florida Relay Services 711.
Dated this 24th day of .May,
2005.
RICHARD M. WEISS
Clerk of the Circuit Court
By: /s/ Yvette Johnson
Deputy Clerk
(CIRCUIT COURT SEAL)
May 26, June 2, 2005-1829


ceeding, you are entitled at no
cost to you, to the provision of cer-
tain assistance. Please contact the
Office of the Court Administrator,
(863) 534-4690, within two (2)
working days of your receipt of this
notice; if you are hearing or voice
impaired, call TDD (863) 534-7777
or Florida Relay Services 711.
Dated this 24th day of May.
2005.
RICHARD M WEISS
Clerk Of The Circuit Court
By: /s/ Yvette Johnson
Deputy Clerk
(Seal)
Law Offices of Marshall C. Wat-
son
1800 NW 49th Street, Suite
120
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33309
Telephone: (954) 453-0365
Facsimile: (954) 771-6052
May 26, June 2, 2005-1828


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT
FOR POLK COUNTY,
FLORIDA
CIVIL DIVISION
MORTGAGE ELECTRONIC REGIS-
TRATION SYSTEMS, INC. AS
NOMINEE FOR HOUSEHOLD FI-
NANCE CORPORATION MIN NO.
100046000026351837,
Plaintiff,
vs.
KENNY P. WILLIAMS, et al,
Defendants.
CASE NO.
532005CA001563XXX
XXX
NOTICE OF ACTION
TO: KENNY P. WILLIAMS
LAST KNOWN ADDRESS
278 OAK STREET
WINTER HAVEN, FL 33880
GROVENA INEZ LANDOLT
LAST KNOWN ADDRESS
225 VARNADOE ROAD
WINTER HAVEN; FL 33880
YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an
action to foreclose a mortgage
on the following property in
Polk County, Florida:
THE EAST 100 FEET OF THE
WEST 845 FEET OF THE
SOUTH 70 FEET OF THE
NORTH 1145 FEET OF THE
SW 1/4 OF SECTION 17,
TOWNSHIP 29 SOUTH,
RANGE 26 EAST, POLK
COUNTY, FLORIDA. A/K/A
LOTS 277 AND 278, GREEN
ACRES, AN UNRECORDED
SUBDIVISION TOGETHER
WITH 1986 SUN STATE
DOUBLEWIDE MOBILE HOME
LOCATED THEREON VIN
NUMBER SSMFLAE13639A
AND SSMFLAE13639B, TI-
TLE NUMBERS 43257726
AND 43255561 AND RP
NUMBERS R281850 AND
R281851.
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 May 23 ?005:.
RICHARD M. WEISS
As Clerk of the Court
By: /s/ Teresa Nelson
As Deputy Clerk /
(Seal)
May 26, June 2,.2005-1809




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IN THE CIRCUIT COURT
OF THE 10TH JUDICIAL
CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR
POLK COUNTY, FLORIDA
CIVIL DIVISION
THE BANK OF NEW'YORK,
TRUST U/A DATED 12/1/01 (
EQCC TRUST 2001-2)
Plaintiff,
vs.
ALEXANDRE ULYSSE; CASSAN-
DRA ULYSSE; JOHN DOE; JANE
DOE AS UNKNOWN TENANTS)
IN POSSESSION OF THE SUB-
JECT PROPERTY,
Defendants.
CASE NO.:
53-2002CA-002997-0000-(4)
RE-NOTICE OF FORECLO-
SURE SALE
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN
pursuant to a Motion and Order
Resetting Foreclosure Sale dated
the 19th day of May. 2005. and
entered in Case No. 53-2002CA-
002997-0000-(4), of the Circuit
Court of the 10TH Judicial Circuit
in and for Polk County, Florida,
wherein THE BANK OF NEW
YORK, TRUST U/A DATED
12/1/01 (EQCC TRUST 2001-2) is
the Plaintiff and ALEXANDRE
ULYSSE; CASSANDRA ULYSSE:
JOHN DOE; JANE DOE AS UN-
KNOWN TENANTS) IN POS-
SESSION OF THE SUBJECT
PROPERTY are defendants. I will
sell to the highest and best bidder
for cash at the EAST CORRIDOR
ON THE 1ST FLOOR, OF THE
POLK COUNTY COURTHOUSE,
255 N BROADWAY, BARTOW,
FL 33831 at the Polk County
Courthouse, in BARTOW, Florida,
09:00 a.m. on the 13th day of
June. 2005, the following de-
scribed property as set forth in
said Final Judgment, to wit:
LOT 25, LAKE RUTH ES-
TATES, ACCORDING TO
MAP OR PLAT THEREOF,
AS RECORDED IN PLAT
BOOK 98, PAGES 50 AND
51, 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-


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 11th day of May,
2005.
RICHARD M. WEISS
Clerk of the Courts
BY: /s/Jessica Rayburn
Deputy Clerk
(Court Seal)
May 19, 26, June 2, 9, 2005-1729


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IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
10TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN
AND FOR POLK COUNTY,
FLORIDA GENERAL JURISDIC-
TION DIVISION
FIRST UNION NATIONAL BANK,
SUCCESSOR BY CONSOLIDA-
TION TO FIRST UNION NA-
TIONAL BANK OF NORTH
CAROLINA
PLAINTIFF
VS.
DAVID J. POPE A/K/A DAVID
POPE, IF LIVING, AND IF DEAD,
THE UNKNOWN SPOUSE,
HEIRS, DEVISEES, GRANTEES,
ASSIGNEES, LIENORS, CREDI-
TORS, TRUSTEES AND ALL
OTHERS PARTIES CLAIMING
AN INTEREST BY, THROUGH,
UNDER OR AGAINST DAVID J.
POPE A/K/A DAVID POPE; AME-
LIA M. POPE A/K/A AMELIA
POPE, IF LIVING, AND IF DEAD,
THE UNKNOWN SPOUSE,
HEIRS, DEVISEES, GRANTEES,
ASSIGNEES, LIENORS, CREDI-
TORS, TRUSTEES AND ALL
OTHERS PARTIES CLAIMING
AN INTEREST BY, THROUGH,
UNDER OR AGAINST AMELIA M.
POPE A/K/A AMELIA POPE;
CLEARANCE RAY DAWLEY, IF
LIVING, AND IF DEAD, THE UN-
KNOWN SPOUSE, HEIRS, DEVI-
SEES, GRANTEES, ASSIGNEES,
LIENORS, CREDITORS, TRUS-
TEES AND ALL OTHERS PAR-
TIES CLAIMING AN INTEREST
BY, THROUGH, UNDER OR
AGAINST CLEARANCE RAY
, DAWLEY; URBAN E. HARRISON,
IF LIVING, AND IF DEAD, THE
UNKNOWN SPOUSE, HEIRS,
DEVISEES, GRANTEES, AS-
SIGNEES, LIENORS, CREDI-
TORS, TRUSTEES AND ALL
OTHERS PARTIES CLAIMING
AN INTEREST BY, THROUGH,
UNDER OR AGAINST URBAN E.
HARRISON; JOHN DOE AND
JANE DOE AS UNKNOWN TEN-
ANTS IN POSSESSION
DEFENDANTS)
CASE NO:
GCG 2001 0079 SECT 11
RE-NOTICE OF FORECLO-
SURE SALE
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN
pursuant to an Order Granting the
Motion to Reset Foreclosure Sale
dated May 6. 2005 entered in Civil
Case No. GCG 2001 0079 SECT
11 of the Circuit Court of the 10TH
Judicial Circuit in and for POLK
County, BARTOW, Florida, I will
sell to the highest and best bidder
for cash at the East Corridor on
the First Floor of the POLK County
Courthouse, 255 N. Broadway
Avenue, Bartow, Florida, at 9:00
a.m. on the 10th day of June,-
2005 the following described prop-
erty as set forth in said Summary
Final Judgment, to-wit:
TRACT 143, THE WOODS
RANCHING AND FARMING
TRACTS, ACCORDING Tb
THE MAP OR PLAT
THEREOF RECORDED IN
PLAT BOOK 75, PAGES 2, 3
AND 4, PUBLIC RECORDS
OF POLK COUNTY, FLOR-
IDA.
TOGETHER WITH A 1985
SEVI DOUBLEWIDE MOBILE
HOME SERIAL #
FDGA6AU5780 AND
FDGA6AX5780 LOCATED
THEREON.
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 11th day of May.
2005.
RICHARD M. WEISS
Clerk of the Circuit Court
By: /s/ Yvette Johnson
Deputy Clerk
(CIRCUIT COURT SEAL)
May 26, June 2, 2005-1802



IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN
AND FOR POLK COUNTY,
FLORIDA
IN RE: THE MATTER OF THE
ADOPTION OF
BRITTANY CARDEN, DOB:
12/28/96, under age 12 and DE-
SIREE GARDEN, DOB: 10/07/98,
under age 12
Adoptees.
NOTICE OF ACTION TO
TERMINATE PARENTAL
RIGHTS
CASE NO.: 53-2005DR-
004450-0000-LK
SECTION: 09
TO: Natural Father of Desiree
Carden
Unknown
YOU ARE NOTIFIED that a Pe-
tition for Termination of Parental
Rights has been filed against you
and you are required to serve a
copy of your written .defenses, itf
any, to it on THOMAS J. CHAWK,
Esquire, Post Office Box 8209,
Lakeland, Florida 33802-8209, the
Petitioner's Attorney, on or before
June 23. 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


lay Services 711.
Dated the 1_8th day of May.
20Q5.
RICHARD M. WEISS
Clerk of Circuit Court
By /s/ Yvette Johnson
Deputy Clerk
(Seal)
May 26, June 2, 2005-1791




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IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN
AND FOR POLK COUNTY,
FLORIDA
JUVENILE DIVISION IV
IN THE INTEREST OF:
C.S. (DOB: 12/12/2003)
MINOR CHILD
SUMMONS AND NOTICE
OF HEARING ON PETITION
FOR TERMINATION OF
PARENTAL RIGHTS
CASE NO.
JP03-007008-AA
THE STATE OF FLORIDA TO:
AFFIDAVIT OF UN-
KNOWN FATHER
(ADDRESS UNKNOWN)
YOU ARE HEREBY NO-
TIFIED that a Petition under
oath has been filed in the
above styled Court for the per-
manent commitment of
C.S., a female child born on
12/12/2003, to Nanyamka Ife-
tayg Scott, for subsequent
adoption and you are hereby
COMMANDED to be and appear
before the MAGISTRATE SUSAN
BARBER-FLOOD at 10:00 A.M.
on Wednesday the 20 th day of
July, 2005, for this hearing at
POLK COUNTY COURTHOUSE,
COURTROOM- Juvenile Divi-
sion Hearing Room- 1st Floor,
255 N. Broadway, BARTOW,
FLORIDA.
YOUR FAILURE TO APPEAR
IN PERSON WILL BE TREATED
AS A CONSENT TO THE TERMI-
NATION OF PARENTAL RIGHTS
AND YOU WILL PERMANENTLY
LOSE ALL LEGAL RIGHTS AS A
PARENT TO THE CHILDREN)
AS, NAMED IN THE PETITION
FOR TERMINATION OF PAREN-
TAL RIGHTS.
YOU HAVE THE RIGHT TO
HAVE AN ATTORNEY REPRE-
SENT YOU IN THIS MATTER. IF
YOU CANNOT AFFORD AN AT-
TORNEY, YOU MUST BE PRE-
SENT AND REQUEST THAT
THE COURT APPOINT YOU AN
ATTORNEY FOR YOU IF YOU
WANT ONE.
"In accordance with the Ameri-
cans With Disabilities Act, persons
with disabilities needing a special
accommodation to participate in
this proceeding should contact the
Children & Families Legal Depart-
ment at 1055 US Highway 17
North, Bartow, Florida 33830,
Telephone: 863-534-0062 not later
than seven days prior to the pro-
ceeding. If hearing impaired,
(TDD) 1-800-955-871, or Voice (V)
1-800-955-8770, via Florida Relay
Service." .
RICHARD M. WEISS, CLERK
By Patricia A Bradley
as his Deputy Clerk
(CLERK'S SEAL)
May 12, 19, 26, June 6, 2005-
1625

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT
OF THE 10TH JUDICIAL
CIRCUIT OF FLORIDA IN
AND FOR POLK COUNTY
GENERAL JURISDICTION
DIVISION
Mortgage Electronic Registra-
tion Systems, Inc.,
PLAINTIFF.
vs.
Kenneth Peck, II; Rebecca Peck,
et al.,
DEFENDANTS.
No.
53-2005-CA-
0005710000-LK-SEC 4
NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE
SALE
Notice is hereby given that,
pursuant to that Final Judg-
ment of Foreclosure dated May
10. 2005, and entered in civil
case number 53-2005-CA-
0005710000-LK-SEC 4,
of the Circuit Court of the 10th
Judicial Circuit in and for Polk
County, Florida, wherein MORT-
GAGE ELECTRONIC REGISTRA-
TION SYSTEMS, INC., is Plaintiff
and Kenneth Peck, I1; Rebecca
Peck; Publix Employees Federal
Credit Union; Unknown
persons) in possession of the
subject real property, is/are
Defendant(s), I will sell to the
highest and best bidder for
cash in the East Corridor, First
Floor, 255 North Broadway
Avenue, Pol.k County Court-
house, Bartow, Florida, at 9:00
am on the 14thday of June,
2005, the following described
property as set forth in said.Fi-
nal Judgment, to wit:
LOT 1 8 OF SANDLEWOOD
SUBDIVISION, ACCORDING
TO THE PLAT THEREOF RE-
CORDED IN PLAT BOOK 77,
PAGES 17 AND. 18, OF THE
PUBLIC RECORDS OF POLK
COUNTY, FLORIDA.
NOTE: Pursuant to the
Fair Debt Collection
Practices Act you are
advised that this law
firm is deemed to be a
debt collector attempt-
ing to collect a debt and
any information ob-
tained will be used for
that purpose.
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-


If you are a person with a dis-
ability who needs any accom-
modation in order to partici-
pate in this proceeding, you are
entitled, at no cost to you, to
the provision of certain assis-
tance. Please contact the Of-
fice of the Court Administrator,
(863) 534-4690, within two
(2) working days of your re-
ceipt of this notice; if you are
hearing or voice impaired, call
(TDD) (863) 534-7777, or
Florida Relay Service 711.
DATED at BARTOW, Florida,
this 19th day of May, 2005.
RICHARD M. WEISS
CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT
COURT
POLK County, Florida
By: /s/ Yvette Johnson
Deputy Clerk
(Seal)
May 26, June 2, 2005-1810


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN
AND FOR POLK COUNTY,
FLORIDA
SUK B. LIM,
Plaintiff,
vs.
DGLL PROPERTIES, INC.,
a dissolved Florida cor-
poration, and the several and
respective unknown assigns,
successors in interest, trustees
or any other person claiming
by, through, under or against
any defendants or other legal
entity nailed as a defendant;
and all claimants, persons or
parties, natural or corporate, or
whose exact legal status is un-
known; claiming under any of
the above named or described
defendants or parties or claim-
ing to have any right, title, or
interest in and to the lands
hereafter described,
Defendants.
CASE NO:
53-2005CA-001173
NOTICE OF ACTION
TO: Dorothy L. Goldean,
as Registered Agent of
DGLL Properties, Inc., a
dissolved Florida corpo-
ration
YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an
action to quiet Tax Deed on the
following property in Polk County,
Florida:
Lot 5, Block 8, L.N.
Pipkins Addition, ac-
cording to the map or
plat thereof as re-
corded in Plat Book
1, at Page 73, 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 ALBERT C. GAL-
LOWAY, JR., ALBERT C. GAL-
LOWAY, JR., P.A., whose ad-
dress is Post Office Box 3339,
Lake Wales, Florida 33859-
3339 within thirty (30) days
after the first publication of
this notice, and file the original
with the clerk of this court ei-
ther before service on plain-
tiff's attorney or immediately
thereafter; otherwise a default
will be entered against you for
the relief demanded in the
complaint 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
certain assistance. Please contact
the Office of the Court Administra-
tor, (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 May 23,
2005.
RICHARD M. WEISS
As Clerk of said Court
By: /s/ Teresa Nelson
As Deputy Clerk
(COURT SEAL)
May 26, June 2, 9, 16, 2005-1806









IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
10TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF
FLORIDA, IN AND FOR POLK
COUNTY
MORTGAGE ELECTRONIC REG-
ISTRATION SYSTEMS, INC.,
PLAINTIFF,
-vs-
LINDA FAYE PHILLIPS; UN-
KNOWN PARTIES IN POSSES-
SION #1; UNKNOWN PARTIES IN
POSSESSION #2; IF LIVING, AND
ALL UNKNOWN PARTIES CLAIM-
ING BY, THROUGH, UNDER AND
AGAINST THE ABOVE NAMED
DEFENDANTS) WHO ARE NOT
KNOWN TO BE DEAD OR ALIVE,
WHETHER SAID UNKNOWN
PARTIES MAY CLAIM AN INTER-
EST AS SPOUSES, HEIRS, DEVI-
SEES, GRANTEES, OR OTHER
CLAIMANTS,
DEFENDANTS.
CASE NO. 04-CA-000823
Division#: 8
AMENDED NOTICE OF SALE
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN
pursuant to an Order of Final
Judgment of Foreclosure dated
May 17, 2005, entered in Civil
Case No. 04-CA-000823 of the
Circuit Court of the 10TH Judicial
Circuit in and for POLK County,
Florida, wherein MORTGAGE
ELECTRONIC REGISTRATION
SYSTEMS, INC., Plaintiff and
LINDA FAYE PHILLIPS are defen-
dant(s), I will sell to the highest
and best bidder for cash, AT THE
EAST END OF THE EAST COR-
RIDOR, FIRST FLOOR, POLK
COUNTY COURTHOUSE, 255
NORTH BROADWAY AVENUE,
BARTOW, FLORIDA, AT 9:00 AM,
MAIN ENTRANCE IS ON
CHURCH STREET, NO ENTRY
AVAILABLE ON BROADWAY
AVE. on June 17. 2005, the follow-
ing described property as set forth
in said Final Judgment, to-wit:
LOT 50, CHRISTINA WOODS
UNIT NUMBER ONE, ACCORDING
TO THE PLAT THEREOF AS RE-
CORDED IN PLAT BOOK 56,
PAGE 20, 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.


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
10TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN
AND FOR POLK COUNTY,
FLORIDA .
GENERAL JURISDICTION DIVI-
SION
MORTGAGE ELECTRONIC REG-
ISTRATION SYSTEMS, INC. AS
NOMINEE FOR CITIMORTGAGE,
INC., SUCCESSOR BY MERGER,
TO PRINCIPAL RESIDENTIAL
MORTGAGE, INC.,' .
PLAINTIFF,
VS.
LAKELAND TRUST CORPORA-
TION, AS TRUSTEE UNDER THE
LINCOLN LAND TRUST #1315
AGREEMENT DATED 1/27/03,
ET AL.,
DEFENDANTSS.
CASE NO:
53-05-CA-1594-SEC 11
NOTICE OF ACTION
CONSTRUCTIVE SERVICE
TO: A & M PROPERTIES, INC.,
which business address Is un-
known
YOU ARE HEREBY NOTIFIED that
an action to foreclose a mort-
gage on the following property:
,THE SOUTH 18.30
FEET OF LOT 3 AND
ALL OF LOT 4, BLOCK
W, GEORGE SUBDIVI-
SION OF THE GEORGE
HOME ADDITION TO
LAKELAND, POLK
COUNTY, FLORIDA;
ACCORDING .TO THE
PLAT THEREOF, AS
RECORDED IN PLAT
BOOK 7, PAGE 1, .OF
PUBLIC RECORDS OF
POLK COUNTY, FLOR-
IDA.
has been filed against the cor-
poration and the corporation is
required to serve a copy of
\our written defenses,- if any,
to it on DAVID J. STERN, ESQ.
Plaintiff's attorney, whose ad-
dress is 801 S University Drive,
#500, Plantation, FL 33324 on
or before June 27. 2005 (no
later than 30 days from the
date of the first publication of
this notice of action) and file
the original with the clerk of
this court either before service
on Plaintiff's attorney or imme-
diately thereafter; otherwise a
default will be entered against
you for the relief demanded in
the complaint or petition filed
herein. -
WITNESS my hand and the seal
of this Court at POLK County,

Florida, this 23rd day of May,
2005.
RICHARD M. WEISS
CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT
BY: /s/ Teresa Nelson
DEPUTY CLERK
(Seal)
ATTORNEY FOR PLAINTIFF:
LAW OFFICES OF DAVID J.
STERN
801 S. UNIVERSITY DRIVE,
SUITE 500
PLANTATION, FL 33324
May 26, June 2, 2005-1808


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 18th day of May.
2005.
RICHARD M. WEISS
As Clerk, Circuit Court
POLK, Florida
By: /s/ Tamika Joiner
As Deputy Clerk
(Seal)
May 26, June 2, 2005-1796








The Polk County Democrat


June 2, 2005


I


IN, THE CIRCUIT -COURT
OF THE 10TH JUDICIAL
CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR
POLK COUNTY, FLORIDA
CIVIL DIVISION' -
MICHAEL L. GERGES a/k/a MI-
CHAEL GERGESr and MARY
GERGES,
Plaintiff,
vs. .
AMERICAN. GENERAL HOME
EQUITY, INC.' a Florida corpora-
tion; ROBERT C. CHINNICI;
LOUIS CHINNICI; LOUIS CHIN-
NICI; and GENERAL ACCEP-
TANCE CORPORATION, a dis-
solved Florida Corporation,
Defendants. -.;
CASE NO.:
53-2005-CA-001156-0000-00
SECTION: 11
NOTICE OF ACTION
TO: GENERAL ACCEPTANCE
CORPORATION; a dissolved
Florida Corporation
DEFENDANTS.
YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an
action to Quiet .Tax Deed Title re-
garding the following described
property in Polk County, Florida:
Begin at the South-
west corner of Section
23, Township 26 South,
Range 25 East run
thence. North O'09'
East, along the West
line of said Section 23,
a distance of 2490.0
feet to .the :point of be-
ginning for this descrip-
tion, continue thence
North 0'09' East along
said West line a, dis-
.tance of, 139.13 feet to
the Northwest 'corner of
the SW .1/4 of said Sec-
tion 23, run thence
Easterly along the -North
line of SW 1/4. of said
Section 23, run thence
Easterly along the :North
line of the SW 1/4 of
said Section 23 .a 'dis-
tance., of 70.0 feet,. run
thence North. 0-09'
East, and .parallel with
the West line .of said
Section 23 a .distance, of
220.87 feet, *run thence
South 89'32'30" east
and parallel with ,the
South line of said 'Sec-
tion 23 a distance, of
1342.65 feet, run
thence So u t h
'19'56,'08" East, a dis-
tance of 384.07, feet,
run thence North
89"32'30" West and
parallel with the South
line of said Section 23 a
distance of 1544.55
feet to the point of".be-
ginning, being subject
to road right of way ,for
DeMilley Road, also
known as Tract '26 of
STAGECOACH" ESTATES,
a unrecorded subdivi-
sion.
LESS" *AND EXCEPT THE
FOLLOWING DESCRIBED
LAND: -
The W..five acres .and
location of. improve-
ments on Tract. 2.6 Unre-
corded Stage Co.ach Es-
tates, described; ;as: Be-
gin 'at 'the Sduthwest
corner of Section 23,
Township .26 .-! South,
Range 25; ;East, Polk
County, Florida, run
thence North 009' .East
along the West line, of
said Section :23, a, dis-
tance of 2490.6 feet to
the: Point of, Beginning
for this description, con-
tinue ,thence. North
0'09' East along sad
West line a .distance of
139.13 feet. to, the
Northwest .,corner of the
SW 1/4 of said Section
23, run thence Easterly
along the North line of
the SW 1/4 of Section
23, run thence Easterly
along the north line of
the SW. 1/4 of, said Sec-
tion 23,. a distance of
70.0. feet run- thence
North '0*09' .East' and
parallel with the .West
line of said 'Section 23,
a distance of 220.87
feet, run thence South
89 32'30" East and
parallel :with '.the South
line of said Section' 23,
a distance, of 577.95
feet, run thence' South
00*09' West, a distance
of 360.00. feetV run
then e N N* o r t h
89'32'30"; :West'' and
parallel with there South
line if said Sectioh 23, a
distance of, 647.95 feet
to the -Point-s of Begin-
ning; -being 'subject to
right of way for DeMilley
Road.
has been filed agairist you and
you are required to.serve a copy
of your written defenses if any, to
it on SEAN:R..PARKER, Esquire,
the Plaintiff's attorney, whose ad-
dress is 245 South Central Ave-
nue, Post Office Drawer 30, Bar-
tow, Florida 33831, on or before
the 27th, day of June, 2005, and
file.the .original withitheaClerk of
this Court eitherbefore service on
Plaintiff's attorney, or immediately
thereafter; otherwise a default will
be entered against ybfJ for the re-
lief demanded in the Complaint or
Petition.
DATED on this .13th day of May,
2005.
RICHARD M. WEISS '
AsClerk of Court i.,
By: /s/Teresa.Nelson ,
As Deputy Clerk ,
(Court Seal) ,
May 19,.26, June 2; 9; 2005-1731


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r IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR
POLK COUNTY, FLORIDA PRO-
BATE DIVISION
IN RE: ESTATE OF
GERALDINE F. JACKSON
Deceased.
File No.:
05CP-0614
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 Admin-
istration has been entered in
the estate of GERALDINE F.
JACKSON, deceased, File Num-
ber 05CP-0614; by 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; that the decedent's date
of death was November 25,
2004; that the total value of
the estate is $10,693.07 and
that the names and addresses
of those to whom it has been
assigned by such order are:
GEORGE G. JACKSON, III
3851 Autumn Set, Arnold,
Missouri 63010
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 for whom provision for pay-
ment was made in the Order of
Summary 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 May 26, 2005.
Person Giving Notice:
GEORGE G. JACKSON, III
3851 Autumn Set
Arnold, Missouri 63010
Attorney for Person Giving Notice:
JOHN L. LANCASTER, LL.M.
Attorney
Florida Bar No. 0947024
Clark, Campbell & Mawhinney,
P.A.
500-South'Fiorida Avenue, Suite
800
Lakeland, Florida 33801
Telephone: (863) 647-5337
May 26, June 2, 2005-1815




IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
10TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF
FLORIDA, IN AND FOR POLK
COUNTY
AURORA LOAN SERVICES, INC.
PLAINTIFF,
-vs-
ROBERT ERIC SOLIGNY AND
CAROL Q. SOLIGNY, HIS WIFE
DEFENDANTS.
NO.: GC-G-01-3668
AMENDED NOTICE OF SALE
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN
pursuant to an Order Reschedul-
ing Foreclosure Sale dated May
19. 2005, entered in Civil Case
No. GC-G-01-3668 of the Circuit
Court of the 10TH Judicial Circuit
in and for POLK County, Florida,
wherein AURORA LOAN SERV-
ICES, INC., Plaintiff and ROBERT
ERIC SOLIGNY AND CAROL Q.
SOLIGNY, HIS WIFE are defen-
dant(s), I will sell to the highest
and best bidder for cash, AT THE
EAST END OF THE EAST COR-
RIDOR, FIRST FLOOR, POLK
COUNTY COURTHOUSE, 255
NORTH BROADWAY AVENUE,
BARTOW, FLORIDA, AT 9:00 AM,
MAIN ENTRANCE IS ON
CHURCH STREET, NO ENTRY
AVAILABLE ON BROADWAY
AVE., AT 9:00 AM, June 23rd.
2005, the following described
property as set forth in said Final
Judgment, to-wit:
LOT 9, IN BLOCK A OF COL-
LEGE HEIGHTS, UNIT NUM-
BER 3, AS SHOWN BY MAP
OR PLAT THEREOF, RE-
CORDED IN THE OFFICE OF
THE CLERK OF THE CIR-
CUIT COURT IN AND FOR
POLK COUNTY, FLORIDA, IN
PLAT BOOK 45, PAGE 8.
IF YOU ARE A PERSON
WITH A DISABILITY WHO
NEED ANY ACCOMMODA-
TION IN ORDER TO PAR-
TICIPATE IN THIS PRO-
CEEDING, YOU ARE ENTI-
TLED, AT NO COST TO YOU,
TO THE PROVISION OF
CERTAIN ASSISTANCE.
PLEASE CONTACT POLK.
COUNTY COURTHOUSE
CIRCUIT CIVIL CIRCUIT,
CIVIL 255 NORTH BROAD-
WAY, BARTOW, FL 33830
WITHIN 2 WORKING DAYS
OF YOUR RECEIPT OF THIS
NOTICE OF SALE: IF YOU .
ARE HEARING IMPAIRED
CALL: 1-800-955-8771
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.
DATED at BARTOW, Florida,
this 23.t day of May, 2005.
RICHARD M. WEISS
CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT
COURT
POLK County, Florida
By: /s/ Tamika Joiner
Deputy Clerk
(SEAL)
June 2, 9, 2005-1876


8


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOf
THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT
IN AND FOR POLK COUNTY,
FLORIDA
PROBATE DIVISION
IN RE: ESTATE OF
WILLIER ALEXIS,
Deceased.
File Number
05CP-1128
NOTICE TO CREDITORS
The administration of the estate
of WILLIER ALEXIS, deceased,
whose date of death was Decem-
ber 12, 2004, and whose Social
Security Number is 264-93-5176,
is pending in the Circuit Court for
Polk County, Florida, Probate Divi-
sion, the address of which is the
Polk County Court House, P. 0.
Box 9000- Drawer CC4, Bartow,
Florida 33831. The names and ad-
dresses of the personal represen-
tative and the personal represen-
tative's attorney are set forth be-
low.
All creditors of the decedent
and other persons having claims
or demands against decedent's
estate on whom a copy of this no-
tice has been served must file
their claims with the Court WITHIN
THE LATER OF THREE
MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF
THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF
THIS NOTICE OR THIRTY DAYS
AFTER THE TIME OF SERVICE
OF A COPY OF THIS NOTICE
ON THEM.
All other creditors of the dece-
dent and persons having claims or
demands against the estate of the
decedent must file their claims
with this court WITHIN 3 MONTHS
AFTER THE DATE OF THE
FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS
NOTICE.
ALL CLAIMS, NOT SO FILED
WILL BE FOREVER BARRED.
NOTWITHSTANDING THE
TIME PERIOD SET FORTH
ABOVE, ANY CLAIM FILED TO
(2) YEARS OR MORE AFTER
THE DECEDENT'S DATE OF
DEATH IS BARRED.
The date of the first publication
of this Notice is Thursday, May 26,
2005.
Personal Representative:
ELLIARD ALEXIS
303 Palmetto Ave., N.W.
Winter Haven, FL 33881
Attorney for Personal Representa-
tive:
KELLY B. HARDWICK, III
Florida Bar No.: 211028
Post Office Box 778
Bartow, Florida 33831-0778
(863) 533-1300
May 26, June 2, 2005-1825

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT IN AND
FOR POLK COUNTY, FLORIDA
MORTGAGE ELECTRONIC REG-
ISTRATION SYSTEMS, INC., AS
NOMINEE FOR HOMECOMINGS
FINANCIAL NETWORK, INC.,
Plaintiff,
vs.
CRAIG CARLOCK; LISA CAR-
LOCK F/K/A LISA MCMULLEN;
UNKNOWN TENANT I; UN-
KNOWN TENANT II; ASSOCIA-
TION OF POINCIANA VILLAGES,
INC. A/K/A POINCIANA HOME-
OWNERS ASSOCIATION, INC.,
and any unknown heirs, devisees,
grantees, creditors, and other un-
known persons or unknown
spouses claiming by, through and
under any of the above-named
Defendants,
Defendants.
/
CASE NO.:
53-2005-CA-0744-WH-08
NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE
SALE
NOTICE is hereby given that
the undersigned Clerk of the Cir-
cuit Court of Polk County, Florida,
will on the 22nd day of June.
2005, at 9:00 o'clock A.M., at the
East corridor, first floor, 255 N.
Broadway in Bartow, Florida
33830 offer for sale and sell at
public outcry to the highest and
best bidder for cash, the following-
described property situate in Polk
County, Florida:
Lot 24, BLOCK 88, POINCI-
ANA NEIGHBORHOOD 3,
VILLAGE 3, according to the
Plat thereof, as recorded In
Plat Book 52, Page 19
through 31, of the Public Re-
cords of Polk County, Flor-
Ida.
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 located at 255
North Broadway Avenue, Bar-
tow, Florida. Please note that
the main entrance is located
on Church Street. No entry is
possible from Broadway Ave-
nue. In the event any tempo-
rary change is necessary, the
Clerk will post a "Notice of
Change" at the sale location
directing the bidders to the
temporary sale location.
If you are a person with a
disability who needs any ac-
commodation in order to
participate in this proceed-
ing, you are entitled, at no
cost to you, to the provi-
sion of certain assistance.
Please contact the Office of
the Court Administrator,
(863) 534-4690, within
two (2) working days of
your receipt of this notice;
if you are hearing or voice
impaired, call (TDD) (863)
534-7777, or Florida Relay
Service 800-955-8770.
WITNESS my hand and offi-
cial seal of said Court this
23rd day of May, 2005.
Richard M. Weiss
CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT
COURT
BY: 1s/ Tamika Joiner
Deputy Clerk -
(Court Seal)
June 2, 9, 2005-1871


TIFIED that a Petition under
oath has been filed in the
above styled Court for the per-
manent commitment of
H.H., a female child born on
05/01/2002, to Lesa Wilson,
the mother and Dale Hutto, the
father in the State of Florida.
for subsequent adoption and
you are hereby COMMANDED to
be and appear before the MAGIS-
TRATE ROBIN MATIS-JACKSON,
at 10:00 A.M. on Wednesday the
gth day of July. 2005, for this
hearing at POLK COUNTY
COURTHOUSE, COURTROOM-
Juvenile Division Hearing
Room- 1st Floor, 255 N. Broad-
way, BARTOW, FLORIDA.
YOUR FAILURE TO APPEAR
IN PERSON WILL BE TREATED
AS A CONSENT TO THE TERMI-
NATION OF PARENTAL RIGHTS


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF
FLORIDA, IN AND FOR POLK
COUNTY
CIVIL DIVISION
MIDFIRST BANK,
Plaintiff
vs.
JAMES NORMAN BELL, and UN-
KNOWN TENANTS/OWNERS,
Defendants.
CASE NO:
53-2005-CA-0028
Division: 04
NOTICE OF SALE
Notice is hereby given, pursu-
ant to Final Judgment of Foreclo-
sure for Plaintiff entered in this
cause on May 10, 2005, in the Cir-
cuit Court of Polk County, Florida,
I will sell the property situated in
Polk County, Florida described as:
LOT 3 AND WEST 1/2 OF
R LOT 4, RESUBDIVISION OF
T LOT 45, BLOCK 2, OF RE-
SUBDIVISION OF PART OF
COUNTY CLUB ESTATES,
ACCORDING TO THE PLAT
THEREOF RECORDED IN
PLAT BOOK 10, PAGE 31,
PUBLIC RECORDS OF POLK
COUNTY, FLORIDA.
and commonly known as: 2420
Golfview Street, at public sale,
to the highest and best bidder,
for cash, in the East Corridor,
first floor, Polk County Court-
house, 255 North Broadway,
Bartow, Polk County, Florida will
be held at 9:00 o'clock, A.M.,
on June 10 2005.
All sales are to be held at the east
end of the east corridor, first floor,
of the Polk County Courthouse lo-
cated at 255 North Broadway Ave-
nue, Bartow, Florida. Please note
that the main entrance is located
on Church Street. No entry is pos-
sible from Broadway Avenue. In
the event any temporary change is
necessary, the Clerk will post a "
Notice of Change" at the sale loca-
tion directing the bidders to the
temporary sale location.
If you are a person with a dis-
ability who needs any accom-
modation in order to partici-
pate in this proceeding, you are
entitled, at no cost to you, to
the provision of certain assis-
tance. Please contact the Of-
fice of the Court Administrator,
(863) 534-4690, within two
(2) working days of your re-
ceipt of this notice; if you are
hearing or voice impaired, call
(TDD) (863) 534-7777, or
Florida Relay Service 711.
DATED this 18th day of May.
2QQ05.
RICHARD M. WEISS
Clerk of the Circuit Court
By: /s/ Tamika Joiner
Deputy Clerk
(Seal)
May 26, June 2, 2005-1797

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT
OF THE 10TH JUDICIAL
CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR
POLK COUNTY, FLORIDA
CIVIL DIVISION
AMERICAN RESIDENTIAL EQUI-
TIES XXXII, LLC,
Plaintiff,
vs.
ROBERT ANDERSON, et al,
Defendants.
CASE NO.:
53-2005-CA-1302-0000-00
I NOTICE OF ACTION
TO: GLENDY ANDERSON (Ad-
dress Unknown)
YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an
action for Foreclosure of Mortgage
on the following described prop-
erty:
LOT 23 IN BLOCK 2 OF
SKYVIEW PHASE V, AC-
CORDING TO THE MAP OR
PLAT THEREOF RE-
CORDED IN PLAT BOOK
68, PAGE 26 AND 27,
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 Marshall C. Watson, P.A., At-
torney for Plaintiff, whose address
is 1800 NW 49TH STREET,
SUITE 120, FT. LAUDERDALE
FL 33309 on or before May 30.
2005, a date which is within thirty
(30) days after the first publication
of this Notice in the POLK
COUNTY DEMOCRAT and file the
original with the Clerk of this Court
either before service on Plaintiff's
attorney or immediately thereafter;
otherwise a default will be entered
against you for the .relief de-
manded in the complaint.
In accordance with the Ameri-
cans with Disabilities Act, per-
sons with disabilities needing a
special accommodation to par-
ticipate in this proceeding
should contact the Office of
the Court Administrator Phone
(863) 534-4690 within two
(2) working days of your re-
ceipt of this notice; if you are
hearing or voice impaired, cal
TDD (863) 534-7777 or Flor-
ida Relay Services 711.
WITNESS my hand and the seal
of this Court this 25th day of Ap.rl,
2005.
RICHARD M WEISS
Clerk Of The Circuit Court
By: /s/Valerie Neal
Deputy Clerk
(Seal)
Apr. 28, May 5, June 2, 2005-1441


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN
AND FOR POLK COUNTY,
FLORIDA
JUVENILE DIVISION
IN THE INTEREST OF:
H.H. (DOB: 05/01/2002)
MINOR CHILD
SUMMONS AND NOTICE
OF HEARING ON PETITION
FOR TERMINATION OF
PARENTAL RIGHTS
CASE NO.
JP04-075500-LD
THE STATE OF FLORIDA TO:
DALE HUTTO
(ADDRESS UNKNOWN)
YOU ARE HEREBY NO-


AND YOU WILL PERMANENTLY
LOSE ALL LEGAL RIGHTS AS A
PARENT TO THE CHILDREN)
AS NAMED IN THE PETITION
FOR TERMINATION OF PAREN-
TAL RIGHTS.
YOU HAVE THE RIGHT TO
HAVE AN ATTORNEY REPRE-
SENT YOU IN THIS MATTER. IF
YOU CANNOT AFFORD AN AT-
TORNEY, YOU MUST BE PRE-
SENT AND REQUEST THAT
THE COURT APPOINT YOU AN
ATTORNEY FOR YOU IF YOU
WANT ONE.
"In accordance with the Ameri-
cans With Disabilities Act, persons
with disabilities needing a special
accommodation to participate in
this proceeding should contact the
Children & Families Legal Depart-
ment at 1055 US Highway 17
North, Bartow, Florida 33830,
Telephone: 863-534-0062 not later
than seven days prior to the pro-
ceeding. If hearing impaired,
(TDD) 1-800-955-871, or Voice (V)
1-800-955-8770, via Florida Relay
Service."
RICHARD M. WEISS, CLERK
By Patricia A Bradley
as his Deputy Clerk
(CLERK'S SEAL)
May 19, 26, June 2, 9, 2005-1733

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR
POLK COUNTY, FLORIDA PRO-
BATE DIVISION
IN RE: THE ESTATE OF
FREDERICK N. LUCAS
Deceased.
File No.
04CP-0415
NOTICE OF ANCILLARY AD-
MINISTRATION
The administration of the estate
of FREDERICK N. LUCAS, de-
ceased, File Number 04CP-0415,
is pending in the Circuit Court for
Polk County, Florida, Probate Divi-
sion, the address of which is P.O.
Box 9000, Drawer CC-12, Bartow,
Florida 33830-9000. The names
and addresses of the personal
representative and the personal
representative's attorney are set
forth below.
ALL INTERESTED. PERSONS
ARE NOTIFIED THAT:
All persons on whom this notice
is served who have objections that
challenge the validity of the will,
the qualifications of the personal
representative, venue, or jurisdic-
tion of this Court are required to
file their objections with this Court
WITHIN THE LATER OF THREE
MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF
THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF
THIS NOTICE OR THIRTY DAYS
AFTER THE DATE OF SERVICE
OF A COPY OF THIS NOTICE
ON THEM.
All creditors of the decedent
and other persons having claims
or demands against decedent's
estate on whom a copy of this no-
tice is served within three months
after the date of the first publica-
tion of this notice must file their
claims with this Court WITHIN
THE LATER OF THREE
MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF
THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF
THIS NOTICE OR THIRTY DAYS
AFTER THE DATE OF SERVICE
OF A COPY OF THIS NOTICE
ON THEM.
All other creditors of the dece-
dent and persons having claims or
demands against the decedent's
estate must file .their claims with
this court WITHIN THREE-
MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF
THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF
THIS NOTICE.
ALL CLAIMS, DEMANDS AND
OBJECTIONS NOT SO FILED
WILL BE FOREVER BARRED.
The date of the first publication
of this Notice is June 2, 2005.
PERSONAL REPRESENTA-
TIVE
DENNIS E. LUCAS
ATTORNEY FOR PERSONAL
ANCILLARY REPRESENTA-
TIVE
JOHN G. WOOD, JR.
ATTORNEY FOR PETITIONER
3601 CYPRESS GARDENS
ROAD
WINTER HAVEN, FL 33884
June 2, 9, 2005-1888

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT IN AND
FOR POLK COUNTY, FLORIDA
ROSEMARY CAUDILL,
FORMERLY ROSEMARY WIL-
LIAMS
Plaintiff,
ALEX A. CEREKWICKI. JR.
Defendant,
FILE NO.
53-2005-CA-001355-0000-WH
SECTION NO: 07
NOTICE
OF ACTION
TO: ALEX A. CEREKWICHKI, JR.
649 GOLF & SEA BOULEVARD
RUSKIN, FLORIDA 33572
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, ESQUIRE, Plaintiff's
attorney, whose address is 800 S.
First Street South, Winter Haven,
FL 33880, on or before the 6th
day of June, 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-
lief demanded in the Petition.
The Plaintiff is seeking to parti-
tion real property described as fol-
lows:
The North 151 feet of Tract
21 and the North 151 feet of
Tract 22, West of Highway,
FLORIDA DEVELOPMENT
COMPANY SUBDIVISION, as
shown by map or plat thereof
recorded in Plat Book 3,
Pages 60 to 63, lying in the
SW 1/4 of Section 21, Town-
ship 27 South, Range 27 East,
Polk County, Florida.
In accordance with the
Americans with Disabilities
Act, if you are a person with
a disability who needs any
special accommodation in


Supreme Court Approved
Family Law Form
12.915.) Future papers
in this lawsuit will be
mailed to the address
on record at the clerk's
office.
WARNING: Rule 12.285,
Florida Family Law Rules
of Procedure, requires
certain automatic dis-
closure- of documents
and information. Failure
to comply can result in
sanctions, including dis-
missal or striking of
pleadings.
DATED May 9, 2005.
CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT
COURT
By: /s/Jessica Raylune
As Deputy Clerk
(Court Seal)
May 12, 19, 26, June 2. 2005-
1630


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT IN AND
FOR POLK COUNTY, FLORIDA
SABANDA CORP.,
Plaintiff,
vs
MARCI ANN FORD, OR-
VILLE L. COOPER, DE-
CEASED; and the UN-
KNOWN HEIRS, DEVI-
SEES, PERSONAL REPRE-
SENTATIVES, EXECU-
TORS, SUCCESSORS AND
ASSIGNS OF ORVILLE L.
COOPER, DECEASED;
STATE FARM MUTUAL
AUTOMOBILE INSURANCE
COMPANY; CLERK OF
COURTS OF POLK
COUNTY; MAURICIO LEI-
DERMAN; JAIME RIMERIS,
Defendants.
CASE NUMBER:
53-2005-CA-001445
SECTION NO.: 08
SECOND NOTICE OF ACTION
TO: UNKNOWN HEIRS, DE-
VISEES, PERSONAL REP-
RESENTATIVES, EXECU-
TORS, SUCCESSORS AND
ASSIGNS OF ORVILLE L.
COOPER, DECEASED
RESIDENCES UNKNOWN
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 17th day
of June, 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:
THE SOUTH 100 FEET OF
THE NORTH 125 FEET OF THE
WEST 87 FEET OF THE NORTH-
WEST 1/4 OF THE NORTHEAST
1/4 OF SECTION 5, TOWNSHIP
29 SOUTH, RANGE 28 EAST,
POLK COUNTY, FLORIDA.
THE NORTHWEST 1/4 OF
THE SOUTHWEST 1/4 OF THE
SOUTHEAST 1/4, SECTION 1,
TOWNSHIP 27 SOUTH, RANGE
25 EAST, POLK COUNTY,
FLORIDA, LESS THE NORTH 30
FEET; THE EAST 30 FEET; THE
SOUTH 30 FEET AND THE
WEST 50 FEET THEREOF FOR
INGRESS AND EGRESS
AND/OR ROADWAY PUR-
POSES, OTHERWISE KNOWN
AS TRACT 9-NW.
THE NORTH 1/2 OF THE
NORTHEAST 1/4 OF THE
SOUTHEAST 1/4 OF THE
SOUTHWEST 1/4, SECTION 1,
TOWNSHIP 27 SOUTH, RANGE
25 EAST, POLK COUNTY,
FLORIDA, LESS THE NORTH 30
FEET; THE EAST 50 FEET; THE
SOUTH 30 FEET AND THE
WEST 30 FEET THEREOF FOR
INGRESS AND EGRESS
AND/OR ROADWAY PUR-
POSES, OTHERWISE KNOWN
AS TRACT 4-NE.
If you are a person with disabili-
ties who needs any accommo-
dation in order to participate in
this proceeding, you are entitled
at no cost to you, to the provi-
sion o' certain assistance.
Please contact the Office of the
Court Adminiitrito6r (863) 534-
4690, within two (2) working
days of your receipt of this no-
tice; if you are hearing or voice
impaired, call TDD (863) 534-
7777 or Florida Relay Services
711.
WITNESS my hand and the
seal of this Court on this 6th day of
May, 2005.
RICHARD M. WEISS,'
As Clerk of Said Court
BY: /s/ Betty Norrell
As Deputy Clerk
(COURT SEAL) .
May 12, 19, 26, June 2, 2005-
1653

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT
OF THE TENTH. JUDICIAL
CIRCUIT IN AND FOR
POLK COUNTY, FLORIDA
CHILA VACA-MEDINA, ....
Petitioner,
-and-
SERGIO VACA-MEDINA,
Respondent.
CASE NO.:
2004DR-00632Z
Division: 05
NOTICE OF ACTION
FOR DISSOLUTION OF
MARRIAGE
TO: Sergio Vaca-Medina
Calle Manuel Doblado, #1 59
Col. Nueva Espana, Jacona,
Michoacan Mexico
YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an ac-
tion has been filed against you
and that you are required to
serve a copy of your written
defenses, if any,.to it on Eric J..
Olson,. Esquire, whose address
is 256 North Kentucky Avenue,
Suite 102, Lakeland, Florida
33801, on or before June 13,
2005, and file the original with
the Clerk of this Court,at Polk
County Courthouse, Circuit Di-
vision, Drawer CC-2, Post Box
9000, Bartow, Florida 33831
before service on Petitioner or
immediately thereafter. If you
fail to do so, a default
may be entered against
you for the relief, de-
manded in the Petition.
Copies of all court docu-
ments in this case, in-
cluding orders, are
available at the Clerk of
the Circuit Court's of-
fice. You may review
these documents upon
requests.
You must keep the Clerk
of the Circuit Court's
office notified of your
current address. .(You
may file Notice of .Cur-
rent Address, Florida'


commodation in order to
participate in this proceed-
ing, you are entitled at no
cost to you, to the provi-
sion of certain assistance.
Please contact the Office of
the Court Administrator,
(863) 534-4690, within
two (2) working days of
your receipt of this notice;
if you are hearing or voice
impaired, call TDD (863)
534-7777 or Floi.da Relay
Servirp; 71 1
Dated the 18th day of May,
2005.
Richard M. Weiss
As Clerk of the Cou.t
By: /s/ Yvette Johnson
As Deputy Clerk
(Seal)
May 26, June 2, 2005-1801


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT"
OF THE 10TH JUDICIAL
CIRCUIT IN AND FOR
POLK COUNTY, FLORIDA
John Alan Hortley,
Petitioner,
-and-
Deirdre Lee Hortley,
Respondent.
CASE NO.:
53-2005DR-4086-
0000-4
NOTICE OF ACTION
FOR DISSOLUTION OF
MARRIAGE
TO: Deirdre lee Hortley
Unknown
YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an ac-
tion has been filed against yot
and that you are required to
serve a copy of your written
defenses, if any, to it on John
Alan Hortley whose address is
1727 Quail Trail, Lakeland, Flor-
ida 33810, on or before July 6
2005, and file the original witi
the Clerk of this Court at 930
E. Parker St., Lakeland, FL
33831 before service on Peti-
tioner or immediately thereaf-
ter. If you fail to do so,
default may be entered
against you for the re-
lief demanded in the Pe-
tition.
Copies of all court docu-
ments in this case, in-
cluding orders, are
available at the Clerk of
the Circuit Court's of-
fice. You may review
these documents upon
requests.
You must keep the Clerk
of the Circuit Court's
office notified of your
current address. (You
may file Notice of Cur-
rent Address, Florida
Supreme Court Approved
Family Law Form
12.915.) Future papers
in this lawsuit will be
mailed to the address
on record at the clerk's
office.
WARNING: Rule 12.285,
Florida Family Law Rules
of Procedure, requires
certain automatic dis-
closure of documents
and information. Failure
to comply can result in
sanctions, including dis-
missal or striking of
pleadings.
DATED May 17, 2005.
CLERK' OF' THE CIRCUIT
COURT
By: /s/ Kathy Price
As Deputy Clerk
(Court Seal)
June 2, 9, 16, 23, 2005-1883



NOTICE OF PUBLIC
MEETING
The Polk County Contractor
Licensing Board will meet in the
Polk County Commission Board-
room, Polk County Administra-
tion Building, 330 West Church
Street, Bartow, Florida, on
Thursday, June 09, 2005, at
6:30 p.m.
June 2, 2005-1889



IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
10TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF
FLORIDA IN AND FOR POLK
COUNTY GENERAL JURISDIC-
TION DIVISION
Bank of America, N.A.,
PLAINTIFF,
Vs.
Gregory E. Meszaros; Kristi M.
Meszaros, et al.,
DEFENDANT.
Case No.
2004-CA-4592
AMENDED NOTICE OF
FORECLOSURE SALE
Notice is hereby given that,
pursuant to an Order Resched-
uling Foreclosure Sale dated
May 12. 2005, and entered in
civil case number 2004-CA-
4592, of the Circuit Court of
the 10th Judicial Circuit in and
for Polk County, Florida,
wherein BANK OF AMERICA,
N.A., is Plaintiff and Gregory E.
Meszaros; Kristi M. Meszaros,
is/are Defendant(s), I will sell
to the highest and best bidder
for cash in the East Corridor,
First Floor, 255 North Broad-
way Avenue, Polk County
Courthouse, Bartow, Florida, at
9:00 am on the 1 6th _day of
June, 2005, the following de-
scribed property as set forth in
said Final Judgment, to wit:
LOT 48, OAK TRAIL, AC-
CORDING TO THE PLAT
THEREOF RECORDED IN
PLAT, BOOK 71, PAGE 29,
PUBLIC RECORDS OF POLK
COUNTY, FLORIDA. TO-
GETHER WITH THAT CER-
TAIN MOBILE HOME, VIN#
10L23784U AND VIN#
10L23784X.
NOTE: Pursuant to
the Fair Debt Collec-
tion Practices Act
you are advised that
this law firm is
deemed to be a debt
collector attempting
to collect a debt and
any information ob-
tained will be used
for that purpose.
All sales are to be held at
the east end of the east
corridor, first floor, of the
Polk County Courthouse lo-
cated at 255 North Broad-
way Avenue, Bartow, Flor-
ida. Please note that the
main entrance is located on
Church Street. No entry is
possible from Broadway
Avenue. In the event any
temporary change of loca-
tion is necessary, the Clerk
shall post a "Notice of
Change" at the sale location
directing the bidders to the
temporary sale location.
If you are a person with dis-
abilities who needs any ac-


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT
OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL
CIRCUIT OF FLORIDA IN
AND FOR POLK COUNTY
CITY OF LAKELAND
Plaintiff,
vs.
CHAS A PAPPAS,
Defendant.
Case No.
53-2005CA-001 036-
0000-LK
Section 08
NOTICE OF ACTION
TO: CHAS A. PAPPAS
5207 Lloyd Street
Seffner, FL 33584
YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an
action to forfeit the following prop-
erty in Polk County, Florida:
FOUR THOUSAND
SEVEN HUNDRED SEV-
ENTY DOLLARS
($4,770.00) 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 June 10. 2005, and file
the original with the Clerk of
this Court either before service
on Plaintiff's attorney or imme-
diately thereafter; otherwise, a
default will be entered against
you for the relief demanded in
the Complaint for Forfeiture
and Verified Supporting Affida-
vit.
DATED on May 9. 2005.
RICHARD M. WEISS
Clerk of the Court
By: /s/ Teresa Nelson
As Deputy Clerk
May 12, 19, 26, June 2, 2005-
1652



IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN
AND FOR POLK COUNTY, FLOR-
IDA
CIVIL DIVISION
IN RE: FORFEITURE OF:
SIX HUNDRED FORTY-TWO AND
NO/1 00 DOLLARS ($642.00)
U.S. CURRENCY
/

CASE NO.: 2005CA-1 796
SECTION: 07
NOTICE OF FORFEITURE
PROCEEDINGS
Rolland Newbold
5261 Rock Dove Trail
Lakeland, 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 April 13, 2005, by the
Polk County Sheriff's Office and
Captioned Property is presently
in the -custody of the Polk
County Sheriff's Office.
2. Any owner, entity, bona fide
lien holder, or person in 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 May
13, 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 16th day
of May, 2005.
CASSANDRA L. DENMARK, ES-
QUIRE
Polk County Sheriff's Office
455 North Broadway
Bartow, Florida 33830
(863) 534-6294
Florida Bar #0553247
May 26, June 2, 2005-1803


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN
AND FOR POLK COUNTY,
FLORIDA
IN RE: THE MARRIAGE OF
JOSEPH P. RANCHECK
Husband,
and
MARIA RANCHECK
Wife.

NOTICE OF ACTION
TO: MARIA RANCHECK
Pavlovicovo Nam-34
08001 Presov
Slovak Republic
YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an
action for Dissolution of Marriage
has been filed against you and
you are required to serve a copy
of your written defenses, if any, to
it on Rodney Durrance, Jr., Peti-
tioner's Attorney, whose address
is P.O. Box 7787, Winter Haven,
Florida 33883, on or before July 7.
2005, and file the original with the
Clerk of this Court either before
service on the Petitioner's attorney
or immediately thereafter; other-
wise, a default will be entered
against you for the relief de-
manded in the Petition.
WITNESS my hand and the
seal of this Court on May 26,
2005.
RICHARD M. WEISS
Clerk of the Courts
BY: /s/ Cady Cruz
Deputy Clerk
(Court Seal)
June 2, 9, 16, 23, 2005-1885











IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN
AND FOR POLK COUNTY, FLOR-
IDA
CIVIL DIVISION
IN RE: FORFEITURE OF:
ONE THOUSAND FIVE HUNDRED
AND 00/100 DOLLARS
($1,500.00) U.S. CURRENCY
/

CASE NO.: 2005CA-001842
SECTION: 08
NOTICE OF FORFEITURE
PROCEEDINGS
Carlos Aguilar
25 South 22nd Street
Haines City, Florida
33844
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 Davenport, in
Polk County, Florida on or
about April 6, 2005, by the
Polk County Sheriff's Office and
Captioned Property is presently
in the custody of the Polk
County Sheriff's Office.
2. Any owner, entity, bona fide
lien holder, or person in 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 May
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 25th day
of May. 2005.
CASSANDRA L. DENMARK, ES-
QUIRE
Polk County Sheriff's Office
455 North Broadway
Bartow, Florida 33830
(863) 534-6294
Florida Bar #0553247
May 26, June 2, 2005-1785


6B


NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING BEFORE THE CITY OF BARTOW
CITY COMMISSION
Notice is hereby given that the City Commission of the City of Bartow will
hold a Public Hearing at a regular City Commission meeting on Monday,
June 20, 2005, at 6:30 p.m. in the City Commission Chambers of Bartow
City Hall located at 450 N. Wilson Avenue to consider the final reading of
the following ordinances:
ORDINANCE NO. 2005-36
ESTABLISHING FUNDING FOR STORMWATER MANAGEMENT; PRO-
VIDING FOR AN ANNUAL ADJUSTMENT OF SAID CHARGES; RE-
PEALING ALL ORDINANCES IN CONFLICT THEREWITH.
The ordinances is available in the office of the City Clerk in the City Hall
Complex. Interested parties may examine them there or appear at the
meeting and be heard with respect to the proposed ordinances.
Please be advised that if you desire to appeal from any decision made as
a result of the above hearing or meeting, you will need a record of the
proceedings and in some cases a verbatim record is required. You must
make your own arrangements to produce this record. (Florida Statute
286.0105)
If you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in or-
der to participate in this proceeding, you are entitled, at least no cost to
you, to the provision of certain assistance. Please contact City Clerk
Linda Culpepper at 450 N. Wilson Avenue, P.O. Box 1069, Bartow, Flor-
ida 33831-1069 or phone (863) 534-0100 within 2 working days of you
receipt of this meeting notification; if you are hearing or voice impaired,
call 1-800-955-8771.
Linda Culpepper, City Clerk
May 19, 26, June 2, 9, 2005-1746



NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING BEFORE THE CITY OF BARTOW
CITY COMMISSION
Notice is hereby given that the City Commission of the City of Bartow will
hold a Public Hearing at a regular City Commission meeting on Monday,
June 20, 2005, at 6:30 p.m. in the City Commission Chambers of Bartow
City Hall located at 450 N. Wilson Avenue to consider the final reading of
the following ordinances:
ORDINANCE NO. 2005-35
AMENDING SECTION 2-36 OF THE CODE OF ORDINANCES OF THE
CITY OF BARTOW TO CHANGE THE MEETING TIME FOR CITY COM-
MISSION MEETINGS.
The ordinances is available in the office of the City Clerk in the City Hall
Complex. Interested parties may examine them there or appear at the
meeting and be heard with respect to the proposed ordinances.
Please be advised that if you desire to appeal from any decision made as
a result of the above hearing or meeting, you will need a record of the
proceedings and in some cases a verbatim record is required. You must
make your own arrangements to produce this record. (Florida Statute
286.0105)
If you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in or-
der to participate in this proceeding, you are entitled, at least no cost to
you, to the provision of certain assistance. Please contact City Clerk
Linda Culpepper at 450 N. Wilson Avenue, P.O. Box 1069, Bartow, Flor-
ida 33831-1069 or phone (863) 534-0100 within 2 working days of you
receipt of this meeting notify you are hearing or voice impaired,
call 1-800-955-8771.
Linda Culpepper, City Clerk
May 19, 26, June 2, 9, 2005-1747


order to participate in this
proceeding, you are entitled,
at no cost to you, to the pro-
vision of certain assistance.
Please contact the Office of
the Court Administrator,
(863) 534-4690, within- (2)
working days of your receipt
of this notice of Action; if
you are hearing impaired,
call (TDD) (863) 534-7777 or
Florida Relay Service 1-800-
955-8770.
WITNESS my hand and the
seal of this Court on this 29th day
of April, 2005.
RICHARD M. WEISS
As Clerk of Said Court
BY: /s/ BETTY NORRELL
Deputy Clerk
(COURT SEAL)
May 5, 12, 19. 26, June 2.
2005-1517










June 2, 2005


The Polk County Democrat


)N THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN
AND FOR POLK COUNTY,
FLORIDA
CIVIL DIVISION
HUB INVESTMENT CORPORA-
TION,
PLAINTIFF,
VS.
VICENTE RIVERA-RIVERA,
MARIA SANTIAGO-VAZQUEZ,
COUNTY OF POLK, and TROPI-
CANA RESORT CONDOMINIUM
ASSOCIATION, INC.,
DEFENDANTSS.
CASE NO:
53-2004CA-004247
NOTICE OF SALE
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN
that pursuant to the final judgment
entered in the above entitled
cause in the Circuit Court of Polk -
County, Florida, I will sell the prop-
erty situate in said Polk County,
Florida, described as:
Unit 253, TROPICANA RE-
SORT, a condominium, ac-
cording to the Declaration
of Condominium thereof, as
recorded in Official Records
Book 4020, Page 0274,
Public Records of Polk
County, Florida, together
with an undivided interest in
the common elements
thereto.
at public sale for cash to the
highest and best bidder, at the
East End of the East Corridor,
of the Polk County Courthouse,
255 North Broadway Avenue,
Bartow, Florida 33830 at 9:00
A.M. on the 22nd day of June.
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 a dis-
ability who needs any accom-
modation in order to partici-
pate in this proceeding, you are
entitled, at no cost to you, to
the provision of certain assis-
tance. Please contact the Of-
fice of the Court Administrator,
(863) 534-4690, within two
(2) working days of your re-
ceipt of this notice; if you are
hearing or voice) impaired, call
(TDD) (863) 534-7777, or
Florida Relay Service 711.
RICHARD M. WEISS
Clerk of the Circuit Court
By: /s/ Tamika Joiner
Deputy Clerk
(Court Seal)
June 2, 9, 2005-1873






NOTICE OF FINAL AGENCY
ACTION BY
THE SOUTHWEST FLORIDA
WATER MANAGEMENT DIS-
TRICT
NOTICE is given that the Dis-
trict's Final Agency Action is ap-
provalof Environmental Resource
Permit of the development on
52.00 acres to serve single family
residential Subdivision known as
Country Trails Phase VI.
The project is located in Polk
County, Section 1, Township 27
South, Range 24 East. The permit
applicant is Country Trails of Cen-
tral Florida, LLC whose address is
1420 South Florida Avenue, Lake-
land, Florida 33803.
The permit no. is 440493.004.
The file(s) pertaining to the pro-
ject referred to above is available
for inspection Monday through Fri-
day except for legal holidays, 8
a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Southwest
Florida Water Management Dis-
trict (District) Brooksville head-
quarters.
NOTICE OF' RIGHTS
Any person whose substantial
interest are effected by the Dis-
trict's action may request an ad-
ministrative hearing in accordance
with Section 120.569 and 120.57,
Florida Statutes (F.S.), and Chap-
ter 28-106, Florida Administrative
Code (F.A.C.), of the Uniform
Rules of Procedure. A request for
hearing must (1) explain how the
substantial interest of each person
requesting the hearing will be af-
fected by the District's action, or fi-
nal action; (2) state all material
facts disputed by each person re-
questing the hearing or state that
there are no disputed facts; and
(3) otherwise comply with Chapter
28-106, F.A.C. A request for hear-
ing must be filed with and received
by the Agency Clerk of the District
at the District's Brooksville ad-
dress, 2379 Broad Street, Brooks-
ville, FL 34604-6899 within 21
days of publication of this notice.
Failure to file a request for hearing
within this time period shall consti-
tute a waiver of any right such per-
son may have to request a hearing
under Sections 120.569 and
120.57, F.S.
Because the administrative
hearing process is designated to
formulate final agency action, the
filing of a petition means that the .
District's final action may be differ-
ent from the position taken by it in
this notice of final agency action.
Persons whose substantial inter-
ests will be affected by any such
final decision of the District on the ,
application have the right to peti-
tion to become a party to the pro-
ceeding, in accordance with the
requirements set forth above.
Mediation pursuant to Section
120.573, F.S., to settle an admin-
istrative dispute regarding the Dis-
trict's final action in this matter is
not available prior to the filing of a
request for hearing.
June 2, 9, 2005-1896


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN
AND FOR POLK COUNTY,
FLORIDA
CIVIL DIVISION
HUB INVESTMENT CORPORA-
TION,
PLAINTIFF,
VS.
DIGNA MENDEZ-TORRES,
COUNTY OF POLK, and TROPI-
CANA RESORT CONDOMINIUM
ASSOCIATION, INC.,
DEFENDANTSS),
CASE NO:
53-2004CA-004255
NOTICE OF SALE
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN
that pursuant to the final judgment
entered in the above entitled
cause in the Circuit Court of Polk
County, Florida, I will sell the prop-
erty situate in said Polk County,
Florida, described as:
Unit 109, TROPICANA RE-
SORT, a condominium, ac-
cording to the Declaration
of Condominium thereof, as
recorded in Official Records
Book 4020, Page 0274,
Public Records of Polk
County, Florida, together
with an undivided interest in
the common elements
thereto.
at public sale for cash to the
highest andbest bidder, at the
East End of the East Corridor,
of the Polk County Courthouse,
255 North Broadway Avenue,
Bartow, Florida 33830 at 9:00
A.M. on the 22nd day of June.
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 to-
cation.directing the bidders to the
temporary sale location.
If you are a person with a dis-
ability who needs'any accom-
modation in order to partici-
pate in this proceeding, you are
entitled, at no cost to you, to
the provision of certain assis-
tance. Please contact the Of-
fice of the Court Administrator,
(863) 534-4690, within two
(2) working days of your re-
ceipt of this notice; if you are
hearing or voice impaired', call
(TDD) (863) 534-7777, or
Florida Relay Service 711.
RICHARD M. WEISS
Clerk of the Circuit Court
By: //TmikaJoiner
Deputy Clerk
(Court Seal)
June 2, 9, 2005-1874






NOTICE OF FINAL AGENCY
ACTION BY
THE SOUTHWEST FLORIDA
WATER MANAGEMENT DIS-
TRICT
NOTICE is given that the Dis-
trict's Final Agency Action is ap-
proval of Environmental Resource
Permit of the development on.
20.11 acres to serve single family
residential Subdivision known as
Windridge.
The project is located in Polk
County, Section 1, Township 28
South, Range 26 East. The permit
applicant is Lake Lucerne Group,
LLC whose address is 1420 South
Florida Avenue, Lakeland, Florida
33803.
The permit no. is
44026529.000.
The file(s) pertaining to the pro-
ject referred to above is available
for inspection Monday through Fri-
day except for legal holidays, 8
a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Southwest
Florida Water Management Dis-
trict (District) Brooksville head-
quarters.
NOTICE OF RIGHTS
Any person whose substantial
interest are effected by the Dis-/
trict's action may request an ad-
ministrative hearing in accordance
with Section 120.569 and 120.57,
Florida Statutes (F.S.), and Chap-
ter 28-106, Florida Administrative
Code (F.A.C.), of the Uniform
Rules of Procedure. A request for
hearing must (1) explain how the
substantial interest of each person
requesting the hearing will be af-
fected by the District's action, or fi-
nal action; (2) state all material
facts disputed by each person re-
questing the hearing or state that
there are no disputed facts; and
(3) otherwise comply with Chapter
28-106, F.A.C. A request for hear-
ing must be filed with and received
by the Agency Clerk of the District
at the District's Brooksville ad-
dress, 2379 Broad Street, Brooks-
ville, FL 34604-6899 within 21
days of publication of this notice.
Failure to file a request for hearing
within this time period shall consti-
tute a waiver of any right such per-
son may have to request a bearing
under Sections 120.569 and
120.57, F.S
Because the administrative
hearing process is designated to
formulate final agency action, the
filing of a petition means that the
District's final action may be differ-
ent from the position taken by it in
this notice of final agency action.
Persons whose substantial inter-
ests will be affected by any such
final decision of the District on the
application have the.right to peti-
tion to become a party to the pro-
ceeding, in accordance with the
requirements set forth above.
Mediation pursuant to Sectiorn
120.573, FS to settle an admin-
istrative dispute regarding the Dis-
trict's final action in this matter is
not available prior to the filing of a
request for hearing.
June 2, 9, 2005-1897


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF
FLORIDA, IN AND FOR POLK
COUNTY
CIVIL DIVISION
MIDFIRST BANK
Plaintiff
vs.
UNKNOWN HEIRS, DEVISEES,
GRANTEES AND CREDITORS
OF BERNICE BALDWIN, DE-
CEASED, AND UNKNOWN TEN-
ANTS/OWNERS,
DEFENDANTS.
CASE NO:
04CA-3744
AMENDED NOTICE OF SALE
Notice is hereby given, pursu-
ant to an Ex Parte Order Resched-
uling Foreclosure Sale entered in
this cause, in the Circuit Court of
Polk County, Florida, I will sell the
property situated in Polk County,
Florida described as:
LOT 54, MAP OF ROCHES-
TER HEIGHTS, ACCORDING
TO THE MAP OR PLAT
THEREOF AS RECORDED IN
PLAT BOOK 9, PAGE 50 OF
THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF
POLK COUNTY, FLORIDA.
and commonly known as: 1 503
Arlington Road, at public sale,
to the highest and best bidder,
for cash, in the East Corridor,
first floor, Polk County Court-
house, 255 North Broadway,
Bartow, Polk County, Florida will
be held at 9:00 o'clock, A.M.,
* on June 20, 2005.
All sales are to be held at the east
end of the east corridor, first floor,
of the Polk County Courthouse lo-
cated at 255 North Broadway Ave-
nue, Bartow, Florida. Please note
that the main entrance is located
on Church Street. No entry is pos-
sible from Broadway Avenue. In
the event any temporary change is
necessary, the Clerk will post a "
Notice of Change" at the sale loca-
tion directing the bidders to the
temporary sale location.
If you are a person with a dis-
ability who needs any accom-
modation in order to partici-
pate in this proceeding, you are
entitled, at no cost to you, to
the provision of certain assis-
tance. Please contact the Of-
fice of the Court Administrator,
(863) 534-4690, within two
(2) working days of your re-
ceipt of this notice; if you are
hearing or voice impaired, call
(TDD) (863) 534-7777, or
Florida Relay Service 711.
Dated'this 18th day of May, 2005.
RICHARD M. WEISS
Clerk of the Circuit Court
By: /s/ Yvette Johnson
Deputy Clerk
(Seal)
May 26, June 2, 2005-1794





IN THE CIRCUIT COURT
OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL
CIRCUIT IN AND FOR
POLK COUNTY, FLORIDA
CIVIL DIVISION
IN RE: THE FORFEITURE
OF:
1997 SILVER CHEVRO-
LET CAMARO
VIN#
2G1FP22K3V2108773
FLA. TEMP TAG# J-
063501
FIVE HUNDRED EIGHTY-
EIGHT AND .00/100 DOL-
LARS ($588.00) U.S.
CURRENCY

CASE NO:
2004CA-002865
SECTION: 04
AMENDED NOTICE OF
FORFEITURE PROCEED-

LUCIANA MOSQUEDA
1321 #9 LEE LANE
HAINES CITY, FL
33844
AUGUSTIN MOSQUEDA
1321 #9 LEE LANE
HAINES CITY, FL
33844
AND ALL OTHER PERSONS who
claim an interest in the above-
captioned property:
Lawrence W. Crow, Jr., as
Sheriff of Polk County, Florida,
("Polk County Sheriff's Of-
fice"), gives notice of forfeiture
proceedings pursuant to Sec-
tions 932.701-707, Florida
Statutes, in regard to the
above-described property ("
Captioned Property").
1. Captioned Property was
seized in or near Davenport, in
Polk County, Florida on or
about June 3, 2004, by the
Polk County Sheriff's Office and
Captioned Property is presently
in the custody of the Polk
County Sheriff's Office.
2. Any owner, entity, bona
fide lien holder, or person in
possession of the property at
the time of seizure has the
right to request an adversarial
preliminary hearing from the
Tenth Judicial Circuit Court to
determine whether probable
cause exists to believe that
Captioned Property has been or
is being used in violation of the
Florida Contraband Forfeiture
Act.
3. A Second Amended Com-
plaint seeking forfeiture of Cap-
tioned Property was filed in the
Circuit Court of the Tenth Judi-
cial Circuit in and for Polk
County on or about May 18,
2005.
I HEREBY CERTIFY that a true
and correct copy of the forego-
ing was furnished to the ad-
dressee(s) herein this 23.itd day
of May, 2005.
CASSANDRA L. DENMARK,
ESQUIRE
Polk County Sheriff's Office
455 North Broadway
Bartow, Florida 33830
(863) 534-6294
. Florida Bar #0553247
June 2, 9, 2005-1878


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN
AND FOR POLK COUNTY, FLOR-
IDA
CIVIL DIVISION
IN RE: FORFEITURE OF:
EIGHT HUNDRED AND FORTY
NINE AND 00/100 DOLLARS
($849.00) U.S. CURRENCY
/


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ministrative hearing in accordance
with Section 120.569 and 120.57,
Florida Statutes (F.S.), and Chap-
ter 28-106, Florida Administrative
Code (F.A.C.), of the Uniform
Rules of Procedure. A request for
hearing must (1) explain how the
substantial interest of each person
requesting the hearing will be af--
fected by the District's action, or fi-
nal action; (2) state all material
facts disputed by each person re-


CASE NO.: 2005CA-1884
SECTION: 07
NOTICE OF FORFEITURE
PROCEEDINGS
Lewis Ford
1407 5th Street
Winter Haven, FL
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 Winter Haven,
in Polk County, Florida on or
about May 2, 2005, by the Polk
County Sheriff's Office and
Captioned Property is presently
in the custody of the Polk
County Sheriff's Office.
2. Any owner, entity, bona fide
lien holder, or person in 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 May
20, 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 24th day
of May. 2005.
CASSANDRA L. DENMARK, ES-
QUIRE
Polk County Sheriff's Office
455 North Broadway
Bartow, Florida 33830
(863) 534-6294
Florida Bar #0553247
June 2, 9, 2005-1879



IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT,
POLK COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL
DIVISION
THE GROVE HOMEOWNERS
ASSOCIATION, INC., a Florida
Corporation,
Plaintiffs,
-vs-
DARRELL G. McDUFFIE;
DEANNA McDUFFIE; husband
and wife; and UNKNOWN TEN-
ANTS, et al.,
Defendants.
CASE NO:

53-05CA-284
NOTICE OF SALE
Notice .is hereby given pursuant
to a Final Summary Judgment en-
tered in the above-styled cause in
the Circuit Court of Polk County,
Florida, I will sell the property situ-
ated in Polk County, Florida, de-
scribed as:
Lot 4, Block 14, The Grove,
A Townhouse Subdivision,
together with an undivided
interest In Tract "A", as per
Plat Book 65, page 29, Pub-
lic Records of Polk County,
Florida. (Unit 77)
at public sale, to the highest
and best bidder for cash, at the
East Corridor, 1st Floor, Polk
County Courthouse, 255 North
,Broadway, Bartow, Florida
33830, at 9:00 a.m., on the
17th day of June, 2005, in ac-
cordance with Florida Statutes
45.031.
Please note that the main en-
trance is located on Church Street.
No entry is possible from Broad-
way Avenue. In the event any tem-
porary change is necessary, the
Clerk will post a "Notice of
Change" at the sale location di-
recting the bidders to the tempo-
rary sale location.
If you are a person with 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; if you are hearing or voice im-
paired, call TDD (863) 534-7777
or Florida Relay Service (800)
955-8770.
RICHARD M. WEISS
As Clerk of Said Court
By: :/s/Tamika Joiner
As Deputy Clerk
(Court Seal)
June 2, 9, 2005-1872


NOTICE OF FINAL AGENCY
ACTION BY
THE SOUTHWEST FLORIDA
WATER MANAGEMENT DIS-
TRICT
NOTICE is given that the Dis-
trict's Final Agency Action is ap-
proval of Environmental Resource
Permit of the development on
30.02 acres to serve single family
residential Subdivision known as
Settler's Creek.
The project is located in Polk
County, Section 11, Township 27
South, Range 23 East. The permit
applicant is Settler's Creek of Cen-
tral Florida, LLC whose address is
1420 South Florida Avenue, Lake-
Sland, Florida 33803.
The permit no. is 4402719.000.
The file(s) pertaining to the pro-
ject referred to above is available
for inspection Monday through Fri-
day except for legal holidays, 8
a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Southwest
Florida Water Management Dis-
trict (District) Brooksville head-
quarters.
NOTICE OF RIGHTS
Any person whose substantial
interest are effected by the Dis-
trict's action may request an ad-


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 June 2. 2005
Personal Representative
Benjamin W. Hardin. Jr.
P.O. Box 3604
Lakeland, FL 33802-3604
Attorney for Personal Represen-
tative:
HARDIN & ASSOCIATES, P.A.
Julie Landrigan, Esquire
Post Office Box 3604
Lakeland, FL 33802-3604
Telephone: (863) 688-5200
Facsimile: (863) 686-0777
Florida Bar No. 0768731
June 2, 9, 2005-1893


vs.
WILLIAM E. BARBER, et al.,
Defendant (s).
CASE NO.
53-2004-CA-3064-0000-WH-
Sec 11
NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE
SALE
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN
pursuant to an Order Reschedul-
ing Foreclosure Sale dated May
19, 2005, and a Final Judgment of
Foreclosure dated October 14,
2004, and entered in CASE NO.
53-2004-CA-3064-0000-WH-Sec
11, of the Circuit Court of the
TENTH Judicial Circuit in and for
POLK County, Florida, wherein
CHASE MANHATTAN MORT-
GAGE CORPORATION, is Plaintiff
and WILLIAM E. BARBER, et al.,
are Defendants, I will sell to the
highest and best bidder for cash in


questing the hearing or state that
there are no disputed facts; and
(3) otherwise comply with Chapter
28-106, F.A.C. A request for hear-
ing must be filed with and received
by the Agency Clerk of the District
at the District's Brooksville ad-
dress, 2379 Broad Street, Brooks-
ville, FL 34604-6899 within 21
days of publication of this notice.
Failure to file a request for hearing
within this time period shall consti-
tute a waiver of any right such per-
son may have to request a hearing
under Sections 120.569 and
120.57, F.S.
Because the administrative
hearing process is designated to
formulate final agency action, the
filing of a petition means that the
District's final action may be differ-
ent from the position taken by it in
this notice of final agency action.
Persons whose substantial inter-
ests will be affected by any such
final decision of the District on the
application have the right to peti-
tion to become a party to the pro-
ceeding, in accordance with the
requirements set forth above.
Mediation pursuant to Section
120.573, F.S., to settle an admin-
istrative dispute regarding the Dis-
trict's final action in this matter is
not available prior to the filing of a
request for hearing.
June 2, 9, 2005-1898


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN
AND FOR POLK COUNTY, FLOR-
IDA
CIVIL DIVISION
IN RE: FORFEITURE OF:
TWELVE THOUSAND AND
SEVEN HUNDRED ONE AND
00/100 DOLLARS
($12,701.00) U.S. CURRENCY
/

CASE NO.: 2005CA-1883
SECTION: 04
NOTICE OF FORFEITURE
PROCEEDINGS
Noe Leon-Estrada
3530 Crest Lane
Mulberry, 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 Mulberry, in
Polk County, Florida on or
about April 13, 2005, by the
Polk County Sheriff's Office and
Captioned Property is presently
in the custody of the Polk
County Sheriff's Office.
2. Any owner, entity, bona fide
lien holder, or person in 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 May
20, 2005.
CERTIFICATE OF SERVICE
1 HEREBY CERTIFY that a true
and correct copy of the forego-
ing was furnished to the ad-
dressee(s) herein this 24th day
of May. 2005.
CASSANDRA L. DENMARK, ES-
QUIRE
Polk County Sheriff's Office
455 North Broadway
Bartow, Florida 33830
(863) 534-6294
Florida Bar #0553247
June 2, 9, 2005-1880


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR
THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT
IN AND FOR POLK COUNTY,
FLORIDA PROBATE DIVISION
IN RE: ESTATE OF
AUDREY L. KOWALSKI
Deceased.
File No.:
05-CP-1252
NOTICE TO CREDITORS
(for those dying after January
1,2002)
The administration of the estate
of AUDREY L. KOWALSKI, de-
ceased, whose date of death was
May 23, 2005 and whose Social
Security Number is 342-26-8814,
is pending in the Circuit Court for
Polk County, Florida, Probate Divi-
sion, the address of which is P.O.
Box 9000, Drawer CC-4, Bartow,
Florida 33831-9000. The names
and addresses of the personal
representative'and the personal
representative's attorney are set
forth below.
All. creditors of the decedent
and other persons having claims
or demands against decedent's
estate on whom a copy of this no-
tice is required to be served must
file their claims with this Court
WITHIN THE LATER OF 3
MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF
THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF
THIS NOTICE OR THIRTY DAYS
AFTER THE DATE OF SERVICE
OF A COPY OF THIS NOTICE
ON THEM.
All other creditors of the dece-
dent and other persons having
claims or demands against dece-
dent's estate must file their claims
with this court WITHIN THREE
MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF
THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF
THIS NOTICE.
ALL CLAIMS NOT FILED
WITHIN THE TIME PERIODS
SET FORTH IN SECTION
733.702 OF THE FLORIDA PRO-
BATE CODE WILL BE FOREVER
BARRED.


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 May
13, 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 1 6th day
of May. 2005.
CASSANDRA L. DENMARK, ES-
QUIRE
Polk County Sheriff's Office
455 North Broadway
Bartow, Florida 33830
(863) 534-6294
Florida Bar #0553247
May 26, June 2 2005-1 804


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN
AND FOR POLK COUNTY, FLOR-
IDA.
CIVIL DIVISION
IN RE: FORFEITURE OF:
ONE THOUSAND SIX HUNDRED
AND TWENTY AND 00/100
DOLLARS ($1,620.00) U.S.
CURRENCY
/

CASE NO.: 2005CA-1 885
SECTION: 04
NOTICE OF FORFEITURE
PROCEEDINGS
David Garcia
615 E. Pierce Street
Lake Alfred, FL
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 Lake Alfred, in
Polk County, Florida on or
about April 7, 2005, by the
Polk County Sheriff's Office and
Captioned Property is presently
in the custody of the Polk
-County Sheriff's Office. \
2. Any owner, entity, bona fide
lien holder, or person in rposses-
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 May
20, 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 24th day
of May. 2005.
CASSANDRA L. DENMARK, ES-
QUIRE
Polk County Sheriff's Office
455 North Broadway
Bartow, Florida 33830
(863) 534-6294
Florida Bar #0553247
June 2, 9, 2005-1882


NOTICE OF FINAL AGENCY
ACTION BY
THE SOUTHWEST FLORIDA
WATER MANAGEMENT DIS-
TRICT
NOTICE is given that the Dis-
trict's Final Agency Action is ap-
proval of Environmental Resource
Permit of the development on
20.11 acres to serve single family
residential Subdivision known as
Country Chase.
The project is located in Polk
County, Section 2, Township 30
South, Range 25 East. The permit
applicant is Triple M, LLC.'whose
address is 1420 South, Florida
Avenue, Lakeland, Florida 33803.
The permit no is
44027058.001.
The file(s) pertaining to the pro-
ject referred to above is available
for inspection Monday through Fri-
day except for legal holidays, 8
a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Southwest
Florida Water Management Dis-
trict (District) Brooksville head-
quarters.
NOTICE OF RIGHTS
Any person whose substantial
interest are effected by the Dis-
trict's action may request an ad-
ministrative hearing in accordance
with Section 120.569 and 120.57,
Florida Statutes (F.S.), and Chap-
ter 28-106, Florida Administrative
Code (F.A.C.), of the Uniform
Rules of Procedure. A request for
hearing must (1) explain how the
substantial interest of each person
requesting the hearing will be af-
fected by. the District's action, or fi-
nal action; (2) state all material
facts disputed by each person re-
questing the hearing or state that
there are no disputed facts; and
(3) otherwise comply with Chapter
28-106, F.A.C. A request for hear-
ing must be filed with and received
by the Agency Clerk of the District
at the District's Brooksville ad-
dress, 2379 Broad Street, Brooks-
ville, FL 34604-6899 within 21
days of publication of this notice.
Failure to file a request for hearing
within this time period shall consti-
tute a waiver of any right such per-
son may have tq request a hearing
under Sections 120.569 and
120.57, F.S.
Because the administrative
hearing process is designated to
formulate final agency action, the
filing of a petition means that the
District's final action may be differ-
ent from the position taken by it in
this notice of final agency action.
Persons whose substantial inter-
ests will be affected by any such
final .decision of the District on the
application have the right to peti-
tion to become a party to the pro-
ceeding, in accordance with the
requirements set forth above.
Mediation pursuant to Section
120.573, F.S., to settle an admin-
istrative dispute regarding the Dis-
trict's final action in this matter is
not available prior to the filing of a
request for hearing.
June 2, 9, 2005-1899

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF
FLORIDA, IN AND FOR POLK
COUNTY
GENERAL JURISDICTION DIVI-
SION
CHASE MANHATTAN MORT-
GAGE CORPORATION,
Plaintiff,


County, Section 14, Township 27
South, Range 23 East. The permit
applicant is Country Chase, LLC.
whose address is 1420 South
Florida Avenue, Lakeland, Florida
33803.
The permit no is
44025741.000.
The file(s) pertaining to the pro-
ject referred to above is available
for inspection Monday through Fri-
cay except for legal holidays, 8
a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Southwest
Florida Water Management Dis-
trict (District) Brooksville head-
quarters.
NOTICE OF RIGHTS
Any person whose substantial
interest are effected by the Dis-
trict's action may request an ad-
ministrative hearing in accordance
with Section 120.569 and 120.57,
Florida Statutes (F.SI,, an--1 Chap-


7B


the East Corridor, First Floor, Polk
County Courthouse, 255 North
Broadway, Bartow, in Bartow,
POLK County, Florida, 9:00 AM
o'clock on the 23rd day of June,
2005, the following described
property as set forth in said Final
Judgment, to wit:
Parcel No. 4:
The North 220 feet of the NE
1/4 of the NE 1/4 of the SW
1/4 of Section 32, Township
26 South, Range 27 East, Polk
County, Florida, less the West
450 feet thereof, (said NE 1/4
of the NE 1/4 of the SW 1/4 is
also known as Lots 7 and 8 of
FLORIDA DEVELOPMENT
COMPANY SUBDIVISION, a
.subdivision recorded in Plat
Book 3, Page 60, Pubic Re-
cords of Polk County, Florida.)
Subject to right-of-way for
County Road along the East
and North side thereof. The
South 8 feet thereof subject to
an easement for utility pur-
poses.
Parcel No. 5:
The South 220 feet of the
North 440 feet of the NE 1/4 of
the NE 1/4 of the SW 1/4 of
Section 32, Township 26
South, Range 27 East, Polk
County, Florida, less the West.
480 feet thereof, (said NE 1/4
of the NE 1/4 of the SW 1/4 is
also known as Lots 7 and 8 of
FLORIDA DEVELOPMENT
COMPANY SUBDIVISION, a
subdivision recorded in Plat
Book 3, Page 60, Public Re-
cords of Polk County, Florida).
Subject to right-of-way for
County Road along the East
side thereof. The South 30
feet thereof subject to an
easement for road, right-of-
way. The North 8 feet thereof
subject to an easement for util-
ity purposes.
parcel No. 6:
The East 150 feet of the West
480 feet of the South 220 feet
of the North 440 feet of the NE
1/4 of the NE 1/4 of the SW
1/4 of Section 32, Township
26 South, Range 27 East, Polk
County, Florida, (said NE 1/4
of the NE 1/4 of the SW 1/4 is
also known as Lots 7 and 8 of
FLORIDA DEVELOPMENT
COMPANY SUBDIVISION, a
subdivision recorded in Plat
Book 3, Page 60, Public Re-
cords of Polk County, Florida).
The South 30 feet thereof sub-
ject to an easement for road
right-of-way. The North 8 feet
thereof subject to an ease-
ment for utility purposes.
TOGETHER WITH that certain
2003 SUMMERHILL Mobile
Home I.D. #C1-61-0271-R-
A/B.
TOGETHER WITH A 2003
SKYLINE DOUBLE-WIDE
MOBILE HOME (I.D. #'S
C1610271RA/ TITLE NO.
87249901 AND #
C1610271RB/ TITLE NO.
87250042)
a/k/a 1465 Holly Hill Road,
Davenport, Florida 33837.
All sales are to be held at the east
end of the east corridor, first floor,
of the Polk County Courthouse lo-
cated at 255 North Broadway Ave-
nue, Bartow, Florida, Please note
that the main entrance is located.
on Church-Street. No entry is pos-'
sible from Broadway Avenue. In
the event any temporary change is
necessary, the Clerk will post a "
Notice of Change" at the sale loca-
tion directing the bidders to the
temporary sale location.
If you are a person with disabilities
who needs any accommodation in
order to participate in this pro-
ceeding, you are entitled at no
cost to you, to the provision of cer-
tain assistance. Please contact the
Office of the Court Administrator,
(863) 534-4690, within two (2)
working days of your receipt of this
notice; if you are hearing or voice
impaired, call TDD (863) 534-7777
or Florida Relay Services 711.
DATED this 23rd day of
May, 2005.
RICHARD M. WEISS
As Clerk of said Court
By /s/ Tamika Joiner .
As Deputy Clerk
(Seal)
June 2, 9, 2005-1875


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN
AND FOR POLK COUNTY, FLOR-
IDA
CIVIL DIVISION
IN RE: FORFEITURE OF:
2000 FORD EXPEDITION
VIN# 1FMRU1 7L3YL353506


CASE NO.: 2005CA-1 795
SECTION: 07
NOTICE OF FORFEITURE
PROCEEDINGS
Jose Benitez
4895 San Heath Drive
Bartow, 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 Bartow, in
Polk County, Florida on or
about April 4, 2005, by the
Polk County Sheriff's Office and
Captioned Property is presently
in the custody of the Polk
County Sheriff's Office.
2. Any owner, entity, bona fide
lien holder, or person in 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


IN THE-CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN
AND FOR POLK COUNTY, FLOR-
IDA
CIVIL DIVISION
IN RE: FORFEITURE OF:
TWO THOUSAND ONE HUN-
DRED AND THREE AND 00/100
DOLLARS ($2,103.00) U.S.
CURRENCY
/

CASE NO.: 2005CA-001839
SECTION: 11
NOTICE OF FORFEITURE
PROCEEDINGS
Emory Robbins
2021 West Frostproof
Road
Frostproof, Florida
33843
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 Statutest
in .regard to the above-de-
scribed property ("Captioned
Property").
1. Captioned Property was
seized in or near Frostproof, in
Polk County, Florida on or
about April 27, 2005, by the
Polk County Sheriff's Office and
Captioned Property is presently
in the custody of the Polk
County Sheriff's Office.
2. Any owner, entity, bona fide
.lien holder, or person in 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 May
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 25th day
of May. 2005.
CASSANDRA L. DENMARK, ES-
QUIRE
Polk County Sheriff's Office
455 North Broadway
,Bartow, Florida 33830
(863) 534-6294
Florida Bar #0553247
May 26, June 2, 2005-1784


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN
AND FOR POLK COUNTY, FLOR-
IDA
CIVIL DIVISION
IN RE: FORFEITURE OF:
TWELVE THOUSAND THREE
HUNDRED THIRTY-FIVE AND
00/100 DOLLARS
($1 2,335.00) U.S. CURRENCY
/

CASE NO.:.2005CA-1896
SECTION: 07
NOTICE QF FORFEITURE
PROCEEDINGS
Durby Meneses & Jesus
Mojica -
3201 Thoroughbred
Loop North
Lakeland, Florida 33881
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 March 8, 2005, by the
Polk County Sheriff's Office and
Captioned Property is presently
in the custody of the Polk
County Sheriff's Office.
2. Any owner, entity, bona fide
lien holder, or person in 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 May
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 24th day
of May. 2005.
CASSANDRA L. DENMARK, ES-
QUIRE
Polk County Sheriff's Office
455 North Broadway
Bartow, Florida 33830
(863) 534-6294
Florida Bar #0553247
June 2, 9, 2005-1881


NOTICE OF FINAL AGENCY
ACTION BY
THE SOUTHWEST FLORIDA
WATER MANAGEMENT DIS-
TRICT
NOTICE is given that the Dis-
trict's Final Agency Action is ap-
proval of Environmental Resource
Permit of the development on
17.08 acres to serve single family
residential Subdivision known as
Country Chase.
The project is located in Polk


ter 28-106, Florida Administrative
Code (F.A.C.), of the Uniform
Rules of Procedure. A request for
hearing must (1) explain how the
substantial interest of each person
requesting the hearing will be af-
fected by the District's action, or fi-
nal action; (2) state all material
facts disputed by each person re-
questing the hearing or state that
there are no disputed facts; and
(3) otherwise comply with Chapter
28-106, F.A.C. A request for hear-
ing must be filed with and received
by the Agency Clerk of the District
at the District's Brooksville ad-
dress, 2379 Broad Street, Brooks-
ville, FL 34604-6899 within 21
days of publication of this notice.
Failure to file a request for hearing
within this time period shall consti-
tute a waiver of any right such per-
son may have to request a hearing
under Sections 120.569 and
120.57, F.S.
Because the administrative
hearing process is designated to
formulate final agency action, the
filing of a petition means that the
District's final action may be differ-
ent from the position taken by it in
this notice of final agency action.
Persons whose substantial inter-
ests will be affected by any such
final decision of the District on the
application have the right to peti-
tion to become a party to the pro-
ceeding, in accordance with the
requirements set forth above.
Mediation pursuant to Section
120.573, F.S., to settle an admin-
istrative dispute regarding the Dis-
trict's final action in this matter is
not available prior to the filing of a
request for hearing.
June 2, 9, 2005-1900


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT
OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL
CIRCUIT IN AND FOR
POLK COUNTY, FLORIDA,
PROBATE DIVISION
IN RE:
ESTATE OF JAMES F.
McNULTY, DECEASED.
FILE NO.
05CP-1 116
NOTICE TO CREDITORS
The administration of the es-
tate of JAMES F.
McNULTY deceased, File
Number 05CP-1116, is pending
in the Circuit Court for Polk
County, Florida, Probate Divi-
sion, the address of which is P.
0. Box 9000, Drawer CC-4,
Bartow, Florida 33831. The
names and addresses of the
Personal representative and the
Personal representative's attor-
ney are set forth below.
All creditors of the decedent
and other persons having
claims or demands against de-
cedent's estate, including un-
matured, contingent or unliqui-
dated claims, on whom a copy
of this notice is served must
file their claims with this court
WITHIN THE LATER OF 3
MONTHS AFTER THE
DATE OF THE FIRST PUB-
LICATION OF THIS NO-
TICE OR 30 DAYS AFTER
THE DATE OF SERVICE
OF A COPY OF THIS NO-
TICE ON THEM.
All other creditors of the de-
cedent and other persons hav-
ing claims or demands against
the decedent's estate, includ-
ing unmatured, contingent or
unliquidated claims, must file
their claims with this court
WITHIN 3 MONTHS AFTER
THE DATE OF THE FIRST
PUBLICATION OF THIS
NOTICE.
ALL CLAIMS NOT SO
FILED WILL BE FOREVER
BARRED.
NOTWITHSTANDING
THE TIME PERIOD SET
FORTH ABOVE, ANY
CLAIM FILED TWO (2)
YEARS OR MORE AFTER
THE DECEDENT'S DATE
OF DEATH IS BARRED.
The date of first publication
of this Notice is June 2. 2005.
James E. McNulty
401 Peninsular Court
Haines City, FL
33844
ROBERT C. NETTLETON
Florida Bar No. 058429
P. 0. Box 277
Haines City, FL 33845-
0277
Telephone: (863) 422-
6484
Attorney for Personal
Representative
June 2, 9, 2005-1891


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF
THE STATE OF FLORIDA IN
AND FOR POLK COUNTY
CIVIL ACTION
R. GARY PATRICK and CINDY
PATRICK,
Plaintiff,
vs.
NOBLE J. GABBARD, JR., MARY
A. GABBARD; JOHN DOE AND
JANE DOE, Unknown Tenant(s),
Defendantss.
CASE NO.
53-2005-CA-1256-0000-00
NOTICE OF ACTION
TO: Noble J. Gabbard Jr.
312 W. 11th Street
Newport, KY 41071
YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an
Action for Replevin Complaint has
been filed against you and you are
required to serve a copy of your
written defenses, if any, to:
Joseph C. Russo, Esq.
3708 W. Euclid Avenue
Tampa, Fl. 33629
on or before July 5. 2005 and file
the original with the Clerk of this
court either before service on
plaintiffs) attorney or immediately
thereafter; otherwise a default will
be entered against you for the re-
lief demanded in the complaint or
petition.
The property proceeded against is
described as follows:
Lot 26 of WOLFS RUN FIRST
ADDITION, according to the
map or plat thereof as re-
corded in Plat Book 80,
Page 26, Public Records of
Polk County, Florida
Together with that certain
manufactured home more
specifically described as:
1988 singlewide Liberty
with Serial Number
10L20605.
WITNESS my hand and seal
of this Court on May 27, 2005.
Richard M. Weiss
Clerk of the Court
By: /s/ Felicia Borders
Deputy Clerk
(Seal)
June 2, 9, 2005-1884










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NOTICE OF FINAL AGENCY
ACTION BY
THE SOUTHWEST FLORIDA
WATER MANAGEMENT DIS-
TRICT
: 'NOTICE is given that the Dis-
trict's Final Agency Action is ap-
proval.pf Environmental Resource
Permit. of the development on
19:00 acres to serve'single'family
residential Subdivision known as
Settler's Creek North.
The project is located in Polk
County, Section 11, Township 27
South, Range 23 East. The permit
applicant is Settler's Creek of Cen-
tral Florida, LLC, whose address is
1420 South Florida Avenue, Lake-
land, Florida 33803.''
The permit no. is
440025719.001..:
The file(s),pertaining to the pro-
ject referred to above is available
for inspection Monday through Fri-
day except for legal holidays, 8
a.m. to 5 pm. at the Southwest
SForida. Water Management Dis-
trit .(District) Brooksville head-

NOTICE OF RIGHTS
Any peison'whose substantial
interest are effected by the Dis-
trict's action may request an ad-
- ministrative hearing in accordance
S.with Section 120.569 and 120.57,
Florida. Statutes (F.S.), and Chap-
ter 28-106, Florida Administrative
Code,(F.A.C:), of the Uniform
Rules of Procedure. A request for
hearing must (1) explain how the
substantial interest of each person
requesting the hearing will be af-
fected by the District's action, or fi-
nal action; (2) state all material
frct_ disputed by each person re-
u,-; ,'n.. I-,- nearing or state that
there are no disputed facts; and
(3) otherwise comply with Chapter
28-106, F.A.C. A request for hear-
ing must be filed with and received
by the Agency Clerk of the District
at the District's Brooksville ad-
dress, 2379 Broad Street, Brooks-
ville, FL 34604-6899 within 21
days of publication of this notice.
Failure to file a request for hearing
within this time period shall consti-
tute a waiver of any right such per-
, onrma have.to request a hearing
- under:, Sections 120.569 and
120.57, F.S.
Because the administrative
hearing process is designated to
formulate final agency action, the
filing of a petition means that the
District's final action may be differ-
ent from the position taken by it in
.this notice of final agency action.
Persons Whose'substantial inter-
ests will be affected by any such
final decision of the District on the
application have the right to peti-
tion to become a party to the pro-
cedding, in accordance with the
requirements set forth above.
Mediation pursuant to Section
120.573, F.S., to settle an admin-
istrative dispute regarding the Dis-
trict's final action 'in this matter is
not available prior to the filing of a
request for hearing.
June 2, 9, 2005-1901


NOTICE OF FINAL AGENCY
ACTION BY
THE SOUTHWEST FLORIDA
WATER MANAGEMENT DIS-
TRICT
NOTICE is given that the Dis-
trict's Final Agency Action is ap-
proval of Environmental Resource
Permit of the development on
13.00 acres to serve single family
residential Subdivision known as
Oakwood Knoll..
The project is located in Polk
County, Section 14, Township'29
South, Range 23 East. The permit'
applicant is Oakwood Knoll, LLC.
whose address is 1420 South
Florida Avenue, Lakeland, Florida
33803.
The permit no. is
44026154.000.
The file(s) pertaining to the pro-
ject referred to above is available
for inspection Monday through Fri-
day except for legal holidays, 8
a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Southwest
Florida Water Management Dis-
trict (District) Brooksville head-,
quarters.
NOTICE OF RIGHTS
Any person whose substantial
interest are effected by the Dis-
trict's action may request an ad-
ministrative hearing in accordance
with Section 120.569 and 120.57,
Florida Statutes (F.S.), and Chap-
ter 28-106, Florida Administrative
Code (F.A.C.), of the Uniform
Rules of Procedure. A request for
hearing must (1) explain how the
substantial interest of each person
requesting the hearing will be af-
fected by the District's action, or fi-
nal action; (2) state all material
facts disputed by each person re-
questing the hearing or state that
there are no disputed facts; and
(3) otherwise comply with Chapter
28-106, F.A.C. A request for hear-
ing must be filed with and received
by the Agency Clerk of the District
at the District's Brooksville ad-
dress, 2379 Broad Street, Brooks-
ville, FL 34604-6899 within 21
days of publication of this notice.
Failure to file a request for hearing
within this time period shall consti-
tute a waiver of any right such per-
son may have to request a hearing
under Sections 120.569 and
120.57, F.S *
Because the administrative
hearing process is designated to
formulate final agency action, the
filing of a petition means that the
District's final action may be differ-
ent from the position taken by it in
this notice cf final agency action.
Persons whose substantial inter-
ests will be affected by any such
final decision of the District on the
application have the right to peti-
tion to become a party to the pro-
ceeding, in accordance with the
requirements set forth above.
Mediation pursuant to Section
120.573, F.S., to settle an admin-
istrative dispute regarding the Dis-
trict's final action in this matter is
not available prior to the filing of a
request for hearing.
June 2, 9, 2005-1902


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IN THE CIRCUIT COURT
OF THE 10TH JUDICIAL
CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR
POLK COUNTY, FLORIDA
CIVIL DIVISION
WELLS FARGO BANK MINNE-
SOTA, N.A., AS TRUSTEE FOR
ASSET-BACKED SECURITIES
CORPORATION HOME EQUITY
LOAN TRUST 2001-HE3, ASSET
BACKED PASS-THROUGH CER-
TIFICATES, SERIES 2001-HE3,
Plaintiff,
vs.
SHARON V. GRANT, et al,
Defendants.
CASE NO.:
2005-CA-1016-SEC 04
NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE
SALE
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pur-
suant to a Final Judgment of Fore-
closure dated the 20th day of May.
2005, and entered in Case No.
2005-CA-1016-SEC 04, of the Cir-
cuit Court of the 10TH Judicial Cir-
cuit in and for Polk County, Flor-
ida, wherein WELLS FARGO
BANK MINNESOTA, N.A., AS
TRUSTEE FOR ASSET-BACKED
SECURITIES CORPORATION
HOME EQUITY LOAN TRUST
2001-HE3, ASSET BACKED
PASS-THROUGH CERTIFI-
CATES, SERIES 2001-HE3, is the
Plaintiff and SHARON V. GRANT;
CAPITAL ONE BANK; CITY OF
.LAKELAND, FLORIDA; ERIE
MANAGEMENT COMPANY AS
LANDLORD OF WINDSOR
SQUARE APARTMENTS; MONO-
GRAM CREDIT CARD BANK OF
GEORGIA; POLK COUNTY,
FLORIDA; POLK GENERAL HOS-
PITAL; MANNY KIMBALL; UN-
KNOWN SPOUSE OF SHARON
V. GRANT; JOHN DOE; JANE
DOE AS UNKNOWN TENANTS)
IN POSSESSION OF THE SUB-
JECT PROPERTY are defen-
dants. I will sell to the highest and
best bidder for cash at the EAST
END OF THE EAST CORRIDOR,
1ST FLOOR, POLK COUNTY
COURTHOUSE, 255 N BROAD-
WAY, BARTOW, FLORIDA (EN-
TRY ON CHURCH STREET), at
the Polk County Courthouse, in
B1ARTOW, Florida, at 9:00 a.m. on
the 24th day of June. 2005, the
following described property as set
forth in said Final Judgment, to
wit:
LOT 25, CRESTWOOD
UNIT NO. 2, ACCORDING
TO THE PLAT THEREOF
AS RECORDED IN PLAT
BOOK 44, PAGE 8, 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 Boaaiwa / Avehue. '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 23rd day of May.
2005.
RICHARD M WEISS
Clerk Of The Circuit Court,
By: /s/ Tamika Joiner
Deputy Clerk
(Seal)
June 2, 9, 2005-1877


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR
POLK COUNTY, FLORIDA
PROBATE DIVISION
IN RE: ESTATE OF
CLIFFORD INEZ TURNER
Deceased.
File No.:
05-CP-1195
NOTICE TO CREDITORS
The administration of the estate
of CLIFFORD INEZ TURNER, de-
ceased, whose date of death was
October 1, 2004, is pending in the
Circuit Court for Polk County, Flor-
ida, Probate Division, the address
of which is P.O. Box 9000, Bartow,
Florida 33831-9. 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 is required to be served must
file their claims with this Court
WITHIN THE LATER OF 3
MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF
THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF
THIS NOTICE OR THIRTY DAYS
AFTER THE DATE OF SERVICE
OF A COPY OF THIS NOTICE
ON THEM.
All other creditors of the dece-
dent and other persons having
claims or demands against dece-
dent's estate must file their claims
with this court WITHIN THREE
MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF
THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF
THIS NOTICE.
ALL CLAIMS NOT FILED
WITHIN THE TIME PERIODS
SET FORTH IN SECTION
733.702 OF THE FLORIDA PRO-
BATE CODE WILL BE FOREVER
BARRED.
NOTWITHSTANDING THE
TIME PERIODS SET FORTH
ABOVE, ANY CLAIM FILED TWO
(2) YEARS OR MORE AFTER"
THE DECEDENT'S DATE OF
DEATH IS BARRED.
The date of first publication of
this notice is June 2. 2005.
Personal Representative
Karen Turner
4600 East West Hwy. #201


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IN THE CIRCUIT COURT IN AND
FOR POLK COUNTY, FLORIDA
LASALLE BANK NATIONAL AS-
SOCIATION ASSIGNEEE), FOR-
MERLY KNOWN AS LASALLE
NATIONAL BANK, IN ITS CA-
PACITY AS INDENTURE TRUS-
TEE UNDER THAT CERTAIN
SALE AND SERVICING AGREE-
MENT DATED NOVEMBER 1,
1998 AMONG AFC TRUST SE-
RIES 1998-4, AS ISSUER, SUPE-
RIOR BANK FSB, AS SELLER
AND SERVICE, AND LASALLE
BANK NATIONAL ASSOCIATION,
AS INDENTURE TRUSTEE, AFC
MORTGAGE LOAN ASSET
BACKED NOTES, SERIES 1998-
4, AND ANY AMENDMENTS
THERETO,
Plaintiff,
vs.
SAMUEL WILLIAMS; CHERRI A.
WILLIAMS; UNKNOWN TENANT
I; UNKNOWN TENANT II; and any
unknown heirs, devisees, grant-
ees, creditors, and other unknown
persons or unknown spouses
claiming by, through and under
any of the above-named Defen-
dants,
Defendants,

CASE NO.:
53-2005-CA-920-WH-08
NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE
SALE
NOTICE is hereby given that
the undersigned Clerk of the Cir-
cuit Court of Polk County, Florida,
will on the 5th day of July. 2005, at
9:00 o'clock A.M., at the East cor-
ridor, first floor, 255 N. Broadway
in Bartow, Florida 33830 offer for
sale and sell at public outcry to the
highest and best bidder for cash,
the following-described property
situate in Polk County, Florida:
Lot 31, ARIANA'S WEST, ac-
cording to the Plat thereof,
as recorded in Plat Book 89,
Pages 9 through 10, Public
Records of Polk County,
Florida, TOGETHER WITH a
Mobile Home located
thereon.
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 located at 255
North Broadway Avenue, Bar-
tow, Florida. Please note that
the main entrance is located
on Church Street. No entry is
possible from Broadway Ave-
nue. In the event any tempo-
rary change is necessary, the
Clerk will post a "Notice of
Change" at the sale location
directing the bidders to the
temporary sale location.
If you are a person with a
disability who needs any ac-
commodation in order to
participate in this proceed-
ing, you are entitled, at no
cost to you, to the provi-
sion of certain assistance.
Please contact the Office of
the Court Administrator,
(863) 534-4690, within
two (2) working days of
your receipt of this notice;
if you are hearing or voice
impaired, call (TDD) (863)
534-7777, or Florida Relay
Service 800-955-8770.
WITNESS my hand and offi-
cial seal of said Court this
23rd day of May, 2005.
Richard M. Weiss
CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT
COURT
BY" /s/ Tamika Joiner
Deputy Clerk
(Court Seal)
June 2: 9, 2005-1870



IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF
THE STATE OF FLORIDA IN
AND FOR POLK COUNTY
CIVIL ACTION
R. GARY PATRICK and CINDY
PATRICK,
Plaintiff,
vs.
NOBLE J. GABBARD, JR., MARY
A. GABBARD; JOHN DOE AND
JANE DOE, Unknown Tenant(s),
Defendantss.
CASE NO.
53-2005-CA-1256-0000-00
NOTICE OF ACTION
TO: Mary A. Gabbard
312 W. 11th Street
Newport, KY 41071
YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an
Action for Mortgage Foreclosure,
Damages and to Reestablish Lost
or Destroyed Documents has
been filed against you and you are
required to serve a copy of your
written defenses, if any, to:
Joseph C. Russo, Esq.
3708 W. Euclid Avenue
Tampa, Fl. 33629
on or before July 5 2005 and file
the original with the Clerk of this
court either before service on
plaintiffs) attorney or immediately
thereafter; otherwise a default will
be entered against you for the re-
lief demanded in the complaint or
petition.
The property proceeded against is
described as follows:
Lot 26 of WOLFS RUN FIRST
ADDITION, according to the
map or plat thereof as re-
corded in Plat Book 80,
Page 26, Public Records of
Polk County, Florida
Together with that certain
manufactured home more
specifically described as:
1988 singlewide Liberty
with Serial Number
10L20605.
WITNESS my hand and seal
of this Court on Ma&y 27, 2005.
Richard M. Weiss .
Clerk of the Court
By. /s/ Felicia Bolders
Deputy Clerk
(Seal)
June 2. 9. 2005-188l;


NOTICE OF FINAL AGENCY
ACTION BY
THE SOUTHWEST FLORIDA
WATER MANAGEMENT DIS-
TRICT
NOTICE is given that the Dis-
trict's Final Agency Action is ap-
proval of Environmental Resource
Permit of the development on
76.80 acres to serve single family
residential Subdivision known as
Country Trails Phase VII
The project is located in Polk
County, Section 1, Township 27
South, Range 24 East. The permit
applicant is Country Trails of Cen-
tral Florida, LLC whose address is
1420 South Florida Avenue, Lake-
land, Florida 33803.
The permit no. is
44000493.005.
The file(s) pertaining to the pro-
ject referred to above is available
for inspection Monday through Fri-
day except for legal holidays, 8
a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Southwest
Florida Water Management Dis-
trict (District) Brooksville head-
quarters.
NOTICE OF RIGHTS
Any person whose substantial
interest are effected by the Dis-
trict's action may request an ad-
ministrative hearing in accordance
with Section 120.569 and 120.57,
Florida Statutes (F.S.), and Chap-
ter 28-106, Florida Administrative
Code (F.A.C.), of the Uniform
Rules of Procedure. A request for
hearing must (1) explain how the

substantial interest of each person
requesting the hearing will be af-
fected by the District's action, or fi-
rial action; (2) state all material
facts disputed by each person re-
questing the hearing or state that
there are no disputed facts; and
(3) otherwise comply with Chapter
28-106, FA.C. A request for hear-
ing must be filed with and received
by the Agency Clerk of the District
at the District's Brooksville ad-
dress, 2379 Broad Street, Brooks-
ville, FL 34604-6899 within 21
days of publication of this notice.
Failure to file a request for hearing
within this time period shall consti-
tute a waiver of any right such per-
son may have to request a hearing
under Sections 120.569 and
120.57, F.S.
Because the administrative
hearing process is designated to
formulate final agency action, the
filing of a petition means that the
District's final action may be differ-
ent from the position taken by it in
this notice of final agency action.
Persons whose substantial inter-
ests will be affected by any such
final decision of the District on the
application have the right to peti-
tion to become a party to the pro-
ceeding, in accordance with the
requirements set forth above.
Mediation pursuant to Section
120.573, F.S., to settle an admin-
istrative dispute regarding the Dis-
trict's final action in this matter is
not available prior to the filing of a
request for hearing
June 2, 9, 2005-1903


NOTICE OF FINAL AGENCY
ACTION BY
THE SOUTHWEST FLORIDA
WATER MANAGEMENT DIS-
TRICT
Notice is given that the Dis-
trict's Final Agency Action is ap-
proval of Environmental Resource
Permit of the development on
30.88 acres to serve single family
residential subdivision known as
Spanisn Oaks of Central Florida.
The project is located in Polk
County, Section 29, Township 27
South, Range 24 East. The permit
applicant is Spanish Oaks of Cen-'
tral Florida, L.L.C. whose address
is 1420 South Florida Avenue,
Lakeland, Florida 33803.
The permit no. is
44025789.001.
The file(s) pertaining to the pro-
ject referred to above is available
for inspection Monday through Fri-
day except for legal holidays, 8
a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Southwest
Florida Water Management Dis-
trict (District) Brooksville head-
quarters.
NOTICE OF RIGHTS
Any person whose substantial
interest are effected by the Dis-
trict's action may request an ad-
ministrative hearing in accordance
with Section 120.569 and 120.57,
Florida Statutes (F.S.), and Chap-
ter 28-106, Florida Administrative
Code (F.A.C.), of the Uniform
Rules of Procedure. A request for
hearing must (1) explain how the
substantial interest of each person
requesting the hearing will be af-
fected by the District's action, or fi-
nal action; (2) state all material
facts disputed by each person re-
questing the hearing or state that
there are no disputed facts; ano
(3) otherwise comply with Chapter
28-106, F.A.C. A request for hear-
ing must be filed with and received
by the Agency Clerk of the District
at the District's Brooksville ad-
dress, 2379 Broad Street, Brooks-
ville,. FL 34604-6899 within 21
days of publication of this notice.
Failure to file a request for hearing
within this time period shall consti-
tute a waiver of any right such per-
son may have to request a hearing
under Sections 120.569 and
120.57, F.S.
Because the administrative
hearing process is designated to
formulate final agency action, the
filing of a petition means that the
District's final action may be differ-
ent from the position taken by it in
this notice of final agency action.
Persons whose substantial inter-
ests will be affected by any such
final decision of the District on the
application have the right to peti-
tion to become a party to the pro-
ceeding, in accordance with the
requirements set forth above.
Mediation pursuant to Section
120.573, F.S., to settle an admin-
istrative dispute regarding the Dis-
trict's final action in this matter is
not available prior to the filing of a
request for hearing.
May 19, June 2, 2005-1748


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT
OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL
CIRCUIT IN AND FOR
POLK COUNTY, FLORIDA
GENERAL JURISDICTION
DIVISION
1st TRUST CORP. IRWIN AN-
HALT #995288, ET AL.,
PLAINTIFF.
vs.
CLAUDE HOLMES, et al.,
DEFENDANTS.
No.
53-2004-CA-005143-
(WH)
NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE
SALE
Notice is hereby given that,
pursuant to that Final Judg-
ment of Foreclosure dated May
2. 2005, and entered in civil
case number 53-2004-CA-
005143-(WH) of the Cir-
cuit Court of the 10th Judicial
Circuit in and for Polk County,
Florida, wherein 1st TRUST
CORP. IRWIN ANHALT #
995288, BARBARA B. KAN-
SOL; NORMAN BOTWIN TRUST
UTD 4-241-90 NORMAN BOT-
WIN & MARK BOTWIN TRUS-
TEES; BLANCHE FISKE; WILLIAM
SHERMAN; MARGO SHERMAN;
1 ST TRUST CORP. TTEE FBO
JOEL KLASS IRA; 1ST TRUST
CORP. TTEE FBO MARIAN IS-
RAEL, as assignees of CITY
FIRST MORTGAGE CORP., is the
Plaintiff and CLAUDE HOLMES;
UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF CLAUDE
HOLMES; DELIRIA A. HOLMES
a/k/a DELRIA A. HOLMES; BJPL
HOLDINGS, LLC. AND UN-
KNOWN PERSONS IN POSSES-
SION at 601 E Johnson Ave.,
Haines City, are the
Defendant(s), I will sell to the
highest and best bidder for
cash in the East Corridor, First
Floor, 255 North Broadway
Avenue, Polk County Court-
house, Bartow, Florida, at 9:00
am on the 1 6thday of June,
2005, the following described
property as set forth in said Fi-
nall Judgment, to wit:
Lots 1, 2, 16, 17 and
18, Block 51, of
HAINES CITY, LAKE-
LAND, according to
the map or plat
thereof, as recorded
in Plat Book 3,
Page(s) T1 and 12,
Public Records of
Polk County, Florida.
All sales are to be held at the
east end of the east corridor,
first floor, of the Polk County
Courthouse located at 255
North Broadway Avenue, 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 7,11.
Dated the 3rd day of May.
2005.
RICHARD M. WEISS
Clerk of Circuit Court
By /s/ Yvette Johnson
Deputy Clerk
(Seal)
June 2, 9, 2005-1 869




Notice of Sale
Pursuant to Fl St 713.585, Auto
Lien & Recovery, Inc. w/Power of
Attorney, will sell the following ve-
hicles to the highest bidder to sat-
isfy lien. All auctions held with re-
serve, as is where is, Cash or Cer-
titfied funds. Inspect 1 week prior
at lienor facility. Interested parties
call 954-893-0052. Sale date 06-
23-05 @ 10:00 am. at Lienors Fa-
cility.
Auction will occur where each ve-
hicle is located under License
AB0000538. Be advised that
owner or lienholder has a right to a
hearing prior to the scheduled
date of sale by filing with the Clerk
of Courts. Owner/Lienholder may
recover the vehicle without institut-
ing judicial proceedings by posting
bond as per Fl St 559.917. Net
proceeds in excess of lien amount
will be deposited with the Clerk of
Court
25% BUYERS PREMIUM
#POLB655 lien amt $40_89.00
199._0Q FORD 2D vin#
1FACP41A3LF1224066
reg: VINCENT S PAOLILLO of
8006 E RIDGE POINT DR. LAKE-
LAND
cus: TODD SIMMONS of 212
LILYPAD LN, WINTFR HAVEN
l.h: NONE
lienor: MARK WATERMAN'S
MAXIMUM AU, 1301 STATE
ROAD 60E, LAKE WALES
June 2, 2005-1892



PUBLIC NOTICE
Notice of Auction pursuant to F.S
713.78 will be held at Midway Auto
Salvage & Wrecker Service, 4410
S.R. 542 E., Lakeland, FL 33801
on June 27th, 2005 at 8.30 am. in
regards to vehicles.
95 Mercury
ID# 4M2DV11W5SDJ50316
91 Dodge
ID# 1B3XC46R9MD256303
June 2, 2005-1887


404 EUNCIE DRIVE
LAKELAND, FL 33803
Attorney for Personal Representa-
tive:
STEPHEN M. KNAPP, ESQUIRE
PO BOX 6422
LAKELAND, FL 33807-6422
TELEPHONE: (863) 644-5555
FL BAR NO. 0564184
June 2. 9, 2005-1895


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IN THE CIRCUIT COURT
OF THE 10TH JUDICIAL
CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR
POLK COUNTY, FLORIDA
CIVIL DIVISION
THE HUNTINGTON NATIONAL
BANK,
Plaintiff,
vs.
ANNE E. MCSOLEY, et al,
Defendants.
CASE NO.:
2005-CA-1716
NOTICE OF ACTION
TO: ANNE E. MCSOLEY (Last
Known Address, 3176 Stonewa-
ter Drive, Lakeland, FL 33803)
YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an
action for Foreclosure of Mortgage
on the following described prop-
erty:
UNIT 104, STONEWA-
TER, A CONDOMINIUM,
ACCORDING TO THE DEC-
LARATION THEREOF IN
ORB 2446 PAGE 1305
AND AMENDMENTS
THEREOF RECORDED IN
ORB 2532 PAGE 323;
ORB 2665 PAGE 761;
ORB 2832 PAGE 598L
ORB 2885 PAGE 210;
ORB 3023 PAGE 1272;
ORB 3043 PAGE 2226;
ORB 3103 PAGE 1490
AND PLATS THEREOF RE-
CORDED IN CONDOMIN-
IUM PLAT BOOK 9,
PAGES 1, 2, 1 6, 17, 44
AND 45 AND CONDOMIN-
IUM PLAT BOOK 10,
PAGES 49, 50 AND 51,
AND CONDOMINIUM PLAT
BOOK 11, PAGES 1 AND
5, ALL IN THE PUBLIC
RECORDS OF POLK
COUNTY, FLORIDA, LYING
IN SECTIONS 35 AND 36,
TOWNSHIP 28 SOUTH,
RANGE 23 EAST, POLK
COUNTY, FLORIDA, TO-
GETHER WITH AN UNDI-
VIDED INTEREST IN THE
COMMON ELEMENTS AP-
PURTENANT THERETO.
has been filed against you and
you are required to "serve a copy
of your written defenses, if any, to
it on Marshall C. Watson, P.A., At-
torney for Plaintiff, whose address
is 1800 NW 49TH STREET,
SUITE 120, FT. LAUDERDALE
FL 33309 on or before July 7.
2005, a date which is within thirty
(30) days after the first publication
of this Notice in the POLK
COUNTY DEMOCRAT and file the
original with the Clerk of this Court
either before service on Plaintiff's
attorney or immediately thereafter;
otherwise a default will be entered
against you for the relief de-
manded in the complaint.
In accordance with the Ameri-
cans with Disabilities Act, per-
sons with disabilities needing a
special accommodation to par-
ticipate in this proceeding
should contact the Office of
the Court Administrator- Phone
(863) 534-4690 within two
(2) working days of your re-
ceipt of this notice; if you are
hearing or voice impaired, cal
TDD (863) 534-7777 or Flor-
ida Relay Services 711.
WITNESS my hand and the seal
of this Court this 2Ztihday of say,
2005.
RICHARD M WEISS
Clerk Of The Circuit Court
By: /s/ Valerie Neal
Deputy Clerk
(Seal)
June 2, 9, 2005-1894





IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN
AND FOR POLK COUNTY,
FLORIDA
PROBATE DIVISION
IN RE: ESTATE OF
MARTIN A. MILLS
Deceased.
File No.
05CP-1197
NOTICE OF ADMINISTRA-
TION
The administration of the estate
of MARTIN A. MILLS, de-
ceased, File Number 05CP-1197
is pending in the Circuit Court for
Polk County, Florida, the address
of which is Clerk of the Circuit
Court, Post Office Box 9000,
Drawer-4, Bartow, Florida 33831.
The names and addresses of the
personal representative and the
personal representative's attorney
are set forth below.
ALL INTERESTED PERSONS
ARE NOTIFIED THAT:
All persons on whom this notice
is served who have objections that
challenge the validity of the will,
the qualifications of the personal
representative, venue, or jurisdic-
tion of this Court are required to
file their objections with this Court
WITHIN THE LATER OF THREE
MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF
THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF
THIS NOTICE OR THIRTY DAYS
AFTER THE DATE OF SERVICE
OF A COPY OF THIS NOTICE
ON THEM.
All creditors of the decedent
and other persons having claims
or demands against decedent's
estate on whom a copy of this no-
tice must file their claims with this
Court WITHIN THE LATER OF
THREE MONTHS AFTER THE
DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICA-
TION OF THIS NOTICE OR
THIRTY DAYS AFTER THE DATE
OF SERVICE OF A COPY OF
THIS NOTICE ON THEM.
All other creditors of the dece-
dent and persons having claims or
demands against the decedent's
estate must file their claims with
this court WITHIN THREE
MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF
THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF
THIS NOTICE.
ALL CLAIMS, DEMANDS AND
OBJECTIONS NOT SO FILED
WILL BE FOREVER BARRED.
Personal Representative:
MELODEE MILLS HERNDON


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IN THE CIRCUIT COURT
OF THE 10th JUDICIAL
CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR
POLK COUNTY, FLORIDA
GENERAL JURISDICTION
DIVISION
DEUTSCHE BANK NATIONAL
TRUST COMPANY AS TRUS-
.TEE, F/K/A BANKERS TRUST
COMPANY OF CALIFORNIA,
N.A. AS CUSTODIAN OR TRUS-
TEE UNDER THE APPLICABLE
CUSTODIAL OR TRUST AGREE-
MENT,
PLAINTIFF
.VS.
DENNIS SPELL A/K/A DENNIS L.
SPELL, IF LIVING',iAND IF DEAD,
THE 'UNKNOWN SPOUSE
HEIRS, DEVISEES GRANTEES,
ASSIGNEES, LIENORS, CREDI-
TORS, TRUSTEES AND 'ALL
OTHER PARTIES CLAIMING AN
INTEREST BY, THROUGH, UN-
DER OR AGAINST SANDRA
SPELL A/K/A SANDRA L. SPELL,
IF LIVING, AND IF DEAD, THE
UNKNOWN SPOUSE, HEIRS,
DEVISEES, GRANTEES, AS-
SIGNEES, LIENORS, CREDI-
TORS, TRUSTEES AND ALL
OTHER PARTIES CLAIMING AN
INTEREST BY, THROUGH, UN-
DER OR AGAINST SANDRA
SPELL A/K/A SANDRA L. SPELL;
THE RESERVE PROPERTY
OWNERS' ASSOCIATION, INC.;
JOHN DOE AND JANE DOE AS
UNKNOWN TENANTS IN POS-
SESSION
DEFENDANTS)
CASE NO:
05CA-961 SEC 04
NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE
SALE
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN
pursuant to a Summary Final
Judgment of Foreclosure dated
May 17 2005 entered in Civil
Case No. 05CA-961-SEC 04 of
the Circuit Court of the 10TH Judi-
cial 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 17th day of June, 2005 the fol -
lowing described property as set
forth in said Summary Final Judg-
ment, to-wit:
LOT 26, MEADOW
RIDGE ESTATES
PHASE II, ACCORDING
TO THE MAP OR PLAT
THEREOF RECORDED
IN PLAT BOOK 97,
PAGE 1., OF THE PUB-
LIC RECORDS OF POLK
COUNTY, FLORIDA.
TOGETHER WITH 1998
GENERAL DOUBLE-
WIDE MOBILE HOME
VIN#
GMHGA4q69819644A
AND
GMHGA4069819644B.
All sales ate 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 24th day of May,
2005.
RICHARD M. WEISS
Clerk of the Circuit Court
I By: /s/ Tamika Joiner
Deputy Clerk
(CIRCUIT COURT SEAL)
June 2, 9, 2005-1904


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN
AND FOR POLK COUNTY,
FLORIDA
WELLS FARGO BANK, N.A.,
SUCCESSOR BY MERGER TO
WELLS FARGO HOME MORT-
GAGE, INC.
Plaintiff,
v.
CHIQUITA L. SCARVERS;
,__ UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF
CHIQUITA L. SCARVERS; and all
unknown parties claiming by,
through, under or against the
above named Defendants, who
are not known to be dead or alive,
whether said unknown parties
claim as heirs, devisees, grantees,
assignees, lienors, creditors, trus-,
tees, spouses, or other claimants;
TENANT #1 and/or TENANT #2,
the parties intended to account for
the person or persons in posses-
sion
Defendants.
CASE NO.
53-2005CA-000428-0000-00
SEC 04
NOTICE OF SALE
Notice is hereby given that, pur-
suant to the Final Judgment of
Foreclosure dated May 6, 2005, in
this cause, in the Circuit Court of
POLK County, Florida, described
as:
LOT 14, REVA HEIGHTS AD-
DITION NO. 1, ACCORDING
TO THE PLAT THEREOF AS
RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK
49, PAGE 50, OF THE PUB-
LIC RECORDS OF POLK
COUNTY, FLORIDA.
a/k/a 4912 Gachet Blvd.
South, Lakeland, FL 33813
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 North Broadway Ave-
nue, (Please note that the main
entrance is located on Church
Street. No entry is possible from
Broadway Avenue. In the event
any temporary change of location
is necessary, the Clerk will post a"
Notice of Change" at the sale loca-
tion directing the bidders to the
temporary sale location.), Bartow,
Florida, at 9:00 o'clock a.m., on
June 24, 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 at Bartow, Florida this
24th day of May, 2005.
Richard M. Weiss
Clerk of the Circuit Court
By: /s/ Tamika Joiner
Deputy Clerk
(Seal)
June 2, 9, 2005-1905



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POLK COUNTY BoCC AIRBORNE TREE SERVICE-
PROJECTS: Complete tree service availa-
For information on Polk Coun- ble. Licensed and Insured.
ty BoCC procurements, Free Estimates. Senior and
please visit our website at Military discounts. 863-370-
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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.


BASS LAWN CARE
Free estimates given.
Commercial or Residential.
Call 533-2244.
Licensed and Insured.
BEN LONG'S Lawn Service'.
Mowing, trimming, clean-up
work. Specializing in personal
service. Call Ben at 519-7077.
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.
HIGH GAIT FARM
Horse boarding, training, les-
sons, dressage arena, round
pen, riding ring, concrete
barn. Ken Allen (863)537-
2720.

J & P Cleaning
Service,, ,.
Deep cleaning
every room,
every time.
Free estimates.
206-8831

JOSEPH FENCING & Lawn-
care. Free estimates. Low
rates. Licensed and-insured
30 years. Chain link and wood
fences. 863-683-7021, 863-
519-7074.
JT PAINTING and Pressure
Cleaning. Interior, exterior,
and all types of small repairs.
Free estimates. 1-888-689-
8188.
PHOTOGRAPHY. WE do
weddings and more! Call
Creech Photography at 533-
5676.
POLK PAINTING, interior, ex-
terior, free estimates, li-
censed. Mike Thomas at 863-
412-9169.
PORTRAIT AND wedding
photography. Children, fami-
lies, pets, in-home sittings.
Jack Littlefield, Photographic
Memories. 533-9064.
STATE CERTIFIED
Serving Florida 20+ years,
single, tile, metal, flat roofing.
Rsidental/Commercial.
Licensied/Insured
CC056374=1 -888-649-1405
FREE ESTIMATES
TIM HUTCHENSON.
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SERVICE Crystal clean shine
every time. Services provided
include laundry and light
housekeeping. For economi-
cal pricing, call Candice 863-
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1985 TOYOTA Corolla, 2
door, 1.6, manual, runs good,
good working car. $1,250.
Call 286-2357.
AUTO PARTS for Jeep 94
Wrangler hard top and full
doors. $1,000 OBO. Mark 1
407-873-8665.

FOR SALE
FRESH BLACKEYED peas,
and conch peas for informa-
tion call 559-5002 or 559-
7072. Picking Saturday, June
4th, Hwy 98 E. out of Fort
Meade, 1/4 mile past Fowlers
on left.
MUST BE REMOVED
Complete kitchen, complete
bathroom, solid wood living
room (vinyl) sofa, chair, end
tables, gas heater, single bed
complete, night stand, hang-
:ing lamp. Clean/good condi-
tion. 533-6459.
1930's Chifforobe $300. Call

709-1246 after 6 p.m.
ANTIQUE UPHOLSTERED
Mahogany sewing rocker,
$85.00. call 533-8538.
DINNET GLASS table w/4
chairs. Brand new. Asking
$300. Please call if interested
@ 519-3486.

GARAGE SALE
840 PINECREST Dr. Richland
Manor. Friday and Saturday.
FRIDAY & Saturday, 9:00-?
3 family sale. Complete, furni-
ture, appliance, washer/dryer,
stove, refrigerator, etc. 329
Old Bartow Road, Homeland.
MOVING SALE, Friday and
Saturday, 1760 Cove Circle,
Peace River Estates. Lots of
furniture. 8 a.m. 2 p.m.
SATURDAY, 8:00-1:00. 4
families, 1610 S. McAdoo Ave
Dinette table/ 4 chairs, pots,
pans, lamps, children & wom-
en's clothes, comforters, lug-
gage, 2 exercise machines,
Beanie Babies, Much More.
SATURDAY, 8:00-? Peace
River Village, Lot 22-off Hwy
60. Lots of miscellaneous.
SATURDAY, JUNE 4, 8 a.m.-
2 p.m. Waterwood II off Hwy.
98 north of Bartow. 4829 Iron-
wood Trail. Couch, loveseat,
chair, dressers, waterbeds,
other furniture. Toys, stuffed
animals, miscellaneous.
TWO FAMILY YARD SALE
Friday and Saturday, June 3
and 4. Miscellaneous house-
wares, bedding, plus size
clothes, books, costume jew-
elry, much more. 741 Croom
Road, Connersville area, dirt
road off Gandy Road, follow
signs.
YARD SALE
4 family, Saturday 7:00 -?
1520 Verona Drive
(Miller Manor)
533-7367
Horse trailer, furniture,
washers, dryers, Earnhardt
Collection, Pig collection,
Elephant Collection, Indian
Collection, Cookbook, lin-
ens, wicker, cast iron pots,
pans, dishes, compound
hunting bow, clothes and
lots of miscellaneous.


COMMUNITY CHRISTIAN
Church Youth Group, 3808
Hwy. 60 East, Bartow. Satur-
day 7:30-?

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

Looking for that special something?
Check out our classified for sale
items, garage sales, etc.




The Polk County Democrat
190 S. Florida Avc. Bartow, FL 33830
533-4183
The Fort Meade Leader
25 W. Broadway* Ft Meade, FL 33841
285-8625


GENERAL
HELP WANTED
MECHANIC Bowling Green
Small Engine. Must have
tools and transportation. Call
863-375-4056.
NEEDED FULL time driver.
Start immediately. 1 full-time
position, 1 seasonal position.
Apply to 537-1343.
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 to 2:30 p.m.,
Monday-Friday.
Paid holidays and vaca-
tion. High School diplo-
ma, good driving record,
clean background re-
quired. Apply at
C. M. Polk Auto Parts,
Inc., 202 S. Charleston
Fort Meade

PEACE RIVER PACKING
COMPANY accepting applica-
tions for experienced fork lift
operators. 285-7164.
STARTUP PVC Extrusion
Company now hiring all shifts.
Machine operators and help-
ers. Located in Lakeland, but
moving to Fort Meade.
Ground floor opportunity with
growth potential. Call Jim 660-
8521 for application.
SUNSHINE FOLIAGE
WORLD
Supervisor position available
at Ft. Meade foliage nursery.
Experience preferred, but not
required. Job function may in-
volve lifting up to 50 pounds,
stooping, bending, loading &
unloading materials and work-
ing in adverse conditions.
This is a full time position that
offers flexible hours. To apply
please call our Zolfo Strings
location. 863-735-0501.
THE OAKS School is seeking
2 qualified teachers in Music
and P. E. Please call 533-
5539 or fax resume to 533-
9511.
THE OAKS School is taking
applications for Music teach-
er. Please call 533-5539 or
Fax resume to 533-9511.
T'ZER'S HAIR Salon under
NEW OWNERSHIP. Hair Styl-
ist needed. Please call Jackie
Mooneyham 863-533-6809.

'/Hairdresser,4'
i> Needed
Preferably with
clientele.
Call 534-8210.
Ask for Cathy.

ACTORS/MODELS needed
for movies, TV commercials,
catalogs. All ages, types
needed. No experience, free
training. BBB 25 years. Call
863-683-8883.
CLERICAL HELP, computer
skills a plus or will train. Bilin-
gual. Call 533-4800.
CUSTOM SERVICE REP.
Bartow, fluent Spanish and
.English communication skills.
Prior officelcomputer experi-
ence.Thelma at 863-533-0999
or fax resume 863-533-0009.
FLORIDA DRIVERS. Get
Home weekly. Great benefits
and equipment. 2 years OTR,
class A CDL with hazmat. Call
Southern Freight. 877-893-
9645.
FOOD PROCESSOR and
Servers wanted in Bartow.
Contact Kim Martin 604-8828
after 2 p.m.
JRS
Geo Services
Drilling & Boring
Full time positions
. available call 425-0275
MANAGER, MANAGER-
TRAINEE, clerk. Apply XYZ
Liquors, 295 US Highway 17
South, Bartow.

People in the Know
In Bartow
Read The Democrat


APARTMENT
FOR RENT
2 BEDROOM, unfurnished,
CHA. Nice neighborhood.
$550 per month plus deposit.
863-375-9988 or Sheila 863-
285-7203
490 EAST PEARL Street, apt.
#4. 2 bedroom, 1 bath, $475
per month plus $400 deposit.
No pets. 1 year lease. 863-
533-3900 or 863-603-7715.
595 N. Searcy-Bartow- 2 bed-
room/1 bath apartment. $500
monthly, $400 security depos-
it. 1 year lease. 603-7715 or
533-4482.
COTTAGE, 1 bedroom, un-
furnished, air conditioner.
Connersville area. $400 se-
curity deposit, $95 weekly rent
plus utilities. 533-3237.
EFFICIENCY APARTMENT
all utilities included, swimming
pool. 533-5553.
UNDER NEW
MANAGEMENT
COUNTRY LIVING
Single story homes. Like new
studios and 1 bedroom
starting at $379.
Bear Creek Apartments
863-534-3243 / 863-533-0180

HOUSE
FOR RENT
1 BEDROOM house in Bar-
tow. No pets. Call 646-0109.
IN FORT MEADE. 2 bed-
rooms, 1 bath, $650/month.
First, last, $600 security de-
posit. Call 813-569-0704.
WANTED: Renter in need of
clean, one bedroom house
on Bartow's westside New
AC. $375 monthly, $375 de-
posit. Please call 863-299-
8070.

HOUSE
FOR SALE
LAKEFRONT RANCH-STYLE
house with split plan on large
lot. 3 bedroom, 2 bath, living,
dining rooms, den, family
room. New roof and new cen-
tral AC unit. Please call 537-
0966 or 533-7374 for details
or to see the house.
LEASE TO own 3/2, C/B, new
carpet, stove, refrigerator.
$5,000 down, $650 per
month. Call 559-7035.
OPEN HOUSE
Saturday, June 4, 2005'
2:00-4:00.
1160 S. Swearingen Ave.
3 bedroom, 2 bath.
Hosted by The Agency, Inc.
863-686-7080
865-255-9863

SALE OR RENT with option.
Waterfront Lake Walk-in-Wa-
ter. 2/2, $250,000. Rent $900
per month, first, last $500 de-
posit. Non smoking. No pets.
863-644-5443.


MOBILE HOME
FOR RENT
2 BEDROOM, 1 bath, all ap-
pliances, CHA, quiet location.
$485 per month. 863-647-
1958.
MOBILE HOME
FOR SALE
WELL KEPT Homes of Merit,
24 x 44 in gated community. 2
bedroom, 2 bath, shed, car-
port, large enclosed porch,
new carpet and roof, 2 years
ago. Must see. Asking
$26,500. 863-534-3636.


PETS FOR SALE
ALEXANDRINE PARAKEET
green w/red & black rings. 6
years old. Looking for a good
home $500.00 OBO. 6' black
bell top cage included. Call
Suzi @ 519-5603 after 5 p.m.


WANTED
FEMALE ROOMMATE want-
ed to share nice 2 bedroom
house in Bartow. Half rent
$320 and half utilities 271-
0026 or 534-1263.
WANTED
TO BUY
USED FISHING Reels work-
ing or not. 533-9548.








10B The Polk County Democrat June 2, 2005




Out of My Range by Pawn Wade


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Summer is here, and that makes
me feel like dusting off the red and
white checked tablecloth for a pic-
nic.
So maybe you're not much of a
grill master, but still want to enjoy
dining al fresco. No problem, fried
chicken, wraps and a variety of sal-
ads make a delicious dinner.
And any cookie, brownie, bar or
cake can be packed up for dessert.
Oranges, apples and other yummy
summer fruits also make a delicious
dessert.
With a thermos of lemonade or
tea, outdoors can be as much a treat
as any fine dining establishment.
Just don't forget the sunscreen
and bug spray.
All of these picnic items are may-
onnaise free for food safety, but
remember to keep items cold until
serving and wrap and refrigerate
after the meal.
All recipes come from
www.meals.com.
Fried Chicken
For me, nothing says a picnic
'like cold fried chicken. There is just
:something about chicken eaten out-
'side that makes it taste so much
:better.
I know most people have a
favorite fried chicken recipe, but for
those cooks just starting out or for
adventurous cooks who want a dif-
ferent chicken, I have included a
.few recipes.

Oven-Fried Chicken
" There are many ways to prepare
chicken, but this one will surely
surprise you. It's tasty and crunchy
flavor will delight those who enjoy a
hearty meal.,
Try taking it to a picnic and you
won't believe your success.
2 tablespoons butter or mar-
garine, melted
2 large eggs, beaten
2 tablespoons milk or water
1/2 cup Albers Yellow Corn Meal
1/2 cup all-purpose flour
1-1/4 teaspoons paprika
3/4 teaspoon garlic powder
1 (2.5-3 lb.) chicken, cut up and
skinned
Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
Coat 13 x 9-inch baking dish with
butter.
Combine eggs and milk in medi-
um bowl. Combine corn meal, flour,
paprika and garlic powder in medi-
um bowl. Dip chicken pieces into
egg mixture, coating both sides,
then into corn meal mixture. Place
in prepared baking dish.
Bake, brushing chicken once
during baking with juices from pan,
for 45 to 50 minutes or until chick-
en is no longer pink near bone.
Season with salt and ground black
pepper to taste.


1/4 teaspoon pepper
1 cup oil
2 tablespoons butter, melted
Rinse and pat dry chicken.
In a small bowl mix together con-
centrated lemonade (undiluted) and
water. In a baking dish arrange cut-
up chicken in single layer, pour
lemonade over and refrigerate, cov-
ered, for 2 hours.
Drain (reserve marinade) and
pat dry with paper towels.
In a large plastic bag add flour,
salt, and pepper, shake all together.
Dip dry chicken, one piece at a time,
and toss to coat evenly.
Heat oil in a large skillet over
medium heat; add coated chicken
and cook until evenly browned.
Repeat until all pieces are browned.
Remove and arrange in a single
layer in a shallow baking pan.
Brush the chicken with melted but-
ter and carefully add the reserved
marinade.
Bake in a 350 degree oven uncov-
ered about 1 hour, basting every 15
minutes. About 15 minutes before
the chicken is done, drain the juices
from the baking dish; return to
oven to finished cooking.
Chicken is done when meat ther-
mometer inserted into center of
thickest piece registers 160 degrees
and juices run clear when cut with
a knife.
Serves six.


Picnic on the Patio Herbed
Fried Chicken
2 pounds fresh whole chicken,
cut up, pieces rinsed and patted dry
1/8 teaspoon salt
1/8 teaspoon ground black pep-
per
4 eggs
1/2 cup buttermilk
2 cups flour
1 tablespoon paprika
1 tablespoon crushed dried
thyme
1 tablespoon crushed dried rose-
mary
1/8 teaspoon salt
1/8 teaspoon ground black pep-
per
3 cups vegetable oil
Season chicken pieces with salt
and pepper; set aside.
In a small bowl, combine eggs
and buttermilk; beat well.
In a large bowl, combine flour,
paprika, thyme, rosemary, salt, and
pepper; mix well. Dip chicken
pieces in egg mixture then in sea-
soned flour shaking off excess.
Heat oil in a deep saucepan or
fry until oil reaches 375 degrees on
a cooking thermometer or until a
few drops of batter sizzle quickly
when dropped into. hot oil.
Fry chicken in small batches,
until. golden, crispy, and cooked
through, about 12-15 minutes.
Drain on paper towels.


Lemonade Fried Chicken
6 fluid ounces frozen concentrat- No matter what method you use
ed lemonade for cooking chicken, the most accu-
1 cup'water rate test for doneness is a meat
2-1/2 pounds fresh cut-up chick- thermometer.
en pieces Since chicken is never ready to
1/4 cup flour be served unless it is done, always
1 teaspoon salt be sure it is completely cooked.


Whole or bone-in chicken should
reach an internal temperature of
180 degrees, and boneless chicken
should be cooked to 165 degrees.
Other indicators for doneness
include:
1) A fork or toothpick can be
inserted with ease.
2) The juices should be clear, not
pink.
3) Bone joints move easily.
Serves six.


Wraps And Pitas
I think of fried chicken as the
ultimate in picnic foods, but wraps
and pitas make a delicious alterna-
tive.
Not only are they better than
plain ham and cheese sandwiches,
but pitas are especially easy to hold
and eat.
This section also includes many
vegetarian recipes for those family
members and picnic guests who do
not eat meat. Others can add
cooked chicken, ham, turkey, roast
beef or any other meat to the sand-
wich for an added treat.

BBQ Chicken Caesar Wraps
These easy chicken wraps take
advantage of premade salad kits for
a quick-fix meal.
6 (10-in.) flour tortillas
3 barbecued chicken breasts, cut
into 1/4-inch thick strips
1/2 head romaine lettuce, shred-
ded
1 Caesar salad kit
Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
Wrap tortillas in foil and place in
oven 5 minutes before assembling
wraps.
Place chicken, ora large serving
platter. Combine ,romaine lettuce
with any greens, croutons or cheese
in the salad kit. Toss with dressing.
Arrange next to chicken on serving
platter.
To assemble, take warm tortilla
and fill with Caesar salad and
chicken strips. Serve immediately.
Serves six.


Perfect Picnic Pita
2 cups spinach, chopped
1 cup red bell pepper, sliced
1 cup carrot, grated
1/4 cup green onion, sliced
3 tablespoons yogurt
3 tablespoons spoonable ranch
dressing
1/2 teaspoon dillweed
i14 cup mozzarella cheese, grat-
ed
3 pita pockets
6 ounces ham, sliced
In a medium bowl, combine
chopped spinach, thinly sliced red
bell pepper, grated carrots, thinly
sliced green -onions, yogurt, ranch
dressing, and dill weed; mix well,
cover, and chill.
Just before serving, stir in grat-
ed mozzarella cheese. Line halved
pita pockets with sliced ham and
spoon the salad mixture evenly
inside..
Serves six.


Corn & Black Bean Salsa


Smoked Turkey and Sun Dried
Tomato Wraps
1/4 cup cream cheese, softened
2 tablespoons Buitoni
Refrigerated Pesto with Sun-Dried
Tomatoes
2 (10-inch) burrito-size flour tor-
tillas, warmed
4 thin slices smoked turkey
breast
2 cups shredded romaine lettuce
1 cup chopped tomatoes
1/4 cup thinly sliced red onion or
alfalfa sprouts
Combine cream cheese and pesto
in small bowl; stir well. Spread
evenly over each tortilla. Place
turkey slices, lettuce, tomatoes and
red onion or alfalfa sprouts over
bottom third of tortillas, making
sure ingredients don't touch edges.
Fold the bottom edge of tortilla
toward the center and gently roll
until tortilla is completely wrapped
around the filling. Wrap tightly in
plastic wrap. Refrigerate for 15
minutes. Cut in half.
Serves two.

Indian-Spiced Chicken
Picnic Pitas
Indian spices and tart apple
combine with chicken to make a
tasty filling for pita bread sand-
wiches.
1 tart apple, thinly sliced
1 cup chopped cooked chicken
1 cup shredded lettuce
1/2 cup bean sprouts
1/2 cup grated peeled carrot
1/4 cup plain yogurt
2 teaspoons grated peeled onion
1/2 teaspoon ground coriander
1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon ground black pep-
per
2 pita pockets, halved
In a medium bowl, combine
apple, chicken, lettuce, bean
sprouts, carrot, yogurt, onion,
coriander, cumin, salt and pepper.
Toss until thoroughly mixed.
Divide evenly between pita
halves and serve immediately.
Serves four.


Mediterranean Veggie Pitas
2 cups cauliflower, sliced
2 cups broccoli, sliced
1 cup carrot, sliced
1 red bell pepper, sliced
1 green bell pepper, sliced
4 mushrooms,: sliced
1 cucumber, diced
3 green onions, sliced
1 red onion, sliced
4 ounces feta cheese
1 cup garbanzo beans
2-1/4 ounces black olives, sliced
6 ounces artichoke hearts, sliced
1 cup Monterey Jack cheese,
grated
1/4 cup Parmesan cheese, grated
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon pepper
8 pita pockets
2 cups alfalfa sprouts
1 cup bean sprouts
2 tomatoes, chopped
Place sliced cauliflower, sliced
broccoli, julienne-sliced carrots,
sliced redbell pepper, sliced green
bell pepper, and sliced mushrooms
in a microwave-safe bowl.
Cover and microwave on high for
3 minutes or till tender. Drain.
Add peeled and diced cucumber,
sliced green onions, sliced red
onion, feta cheese, garbanzo beans,
sliced black olives (drained), sliced
artichoke hearts, grated Monterey
Jack cheese, grated Parmesan
cheese, salt, and pepper. Halve each
pita crosswise.
Fill pita bread with mixture. Top
each with alfalfa sprouts, bean
sprouts, and tomatoes.
Serves eight.


Veggie Supreme
Pita Pockets
A crunchy vegetable medley in
an easy-to-eat package.
2 cups chopped spinach, washed,
stems removed
1 cup sliced carrots
1 cup sliced mushrooms
1 red bell pepper, stemmed, seed-
ed and chopped
1/4 cup Italian dressing
4 pita pockets, halved
4 ounces Swiss cheese, shredded
1 cup alfalfa sprouts
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon ground black pep-
per
Combine spinach, carrots, mush-
rooms and bell pepper. Add salad


dressing and toss lightly to coat.
Fill each pita pocket with veg-
etable mixture, cheese and sprouts.
Season with salt and pepper.
Serves four. '


Refreshing Beverages
Ice cold water is always refresh-
ing during a hot day, but lemonade
and iced tea just scream summer.

Berry Refreshing
Lemonade
This berry lemonade will add
instant refreshment to those hot
summer days.
4 cups cold water
1 can (11.5 oz.) Berry Flavor
Libby's Juicy Juice
1 cup fresh lemon juice
1/4 to 1/2 cup granulated sugar
2 cups ice cubes
4 to 6 lemon slices (optional)
Combine water, Juicy Juice,
lemon juice and sugar in large
pitcher; stir well. Serve over ice;
garnish with lemon slices.
Serves four.


Spiced Cran-Lemon Tea
This iced tea mixed with cran-
berry juice, nutmeg and cinnamon
is the perfect outdoor tea. Serve it
at your next get-together.
4 cups water
2 cups cranberry juice
1 cup Lemon Flavor Nestea
Sweetened Iced Tea Concentrate
1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
4 cups ice cubes
8 lemon slices (optional)
Place water, cranberry juice,
Nestea, nutmeg and cinnamon in
large pitcher. Stir until combined.
Strain, if desired. Serve over ice.
Garnish with lemon slices.
Serves eight.


Slaws
I despise traditional cole slaw, so
I am always searching for a variant
that people will like but isn't cov-
ered in salad dressing.
In this section, there is a wide
selection of crunchy tasty new'
slaws to try. Several of these would
be great to bring to a family reunion
or other summer party.

Summer Squash and
Pepper Slaw
Very colorful yellow and red
marinated salad. A tasty alterna-
tive to cole slaw.
2/3 cup vegetable oil
1/3 cup cider vinegar
2 teaspoons salt
2 teaspoons sugar
1/4 teaspoon crushed dried basil
1/4 teaspoon dried marjoram
1/4 teaspoon crushed red pepper
flakes
5 yellow summer squash, juli-
enned
5 red bell peppers, seeded and
julienned
1 onion, peeled and thinly sliced
In a medium saucepan, heat oil,
cider vinegar, salt, sugar, basil,
marjoram and red pepper flakes
until boiling; stir occasionally.
Remove from heat and cool.
Combine yellow squash, red bell
peppers and onion in a large bowl.
Pour cooled dressing over vegeta-
bles and toss until evenly coated.
Cover and refrigerate for 2 hours,
stirring occasionally.


Berry Refreshing Lemonade
Serves eight.


Pineapple Fruit Slaw
Serve this fruit slaw at your next
barbecue with burgers. Mustard
and vinegar add tang to pineapple's
sweetness.
1 16-oz. can pineapple chunks,
drained, reserving 1/3 juice
5 cups shredded cabbage
2 oranges, zested, peeled, sec-
tioned
1 apple, peeled, cored, and sliced
3 tablespoons vegetable oil
2 tablespoons white wine vine-
gar
1/2 teaspoon celery seed
1/8 teaspoon dry mustard
1/8 teaspoon salt
Mix together pineapple, cabbage,
orange sections and apple slices in a
large bowl. In a separate bowl, com-
bine the reserved pineapple juice,
orange zest, oil, vinegar, celery
seed, mustard, and salt. Blend well.
Pour over cabbage mixture; toss
to evenly coat.
Refrigerate; serve cold.
Serves eight.


St. Louis Cole Slaw
This marinated cole slaw is a
welcome addition to any potluck or
barbecue.
1 cup sugar, divided
1 cup cider vinegar
3/4 cup vegetable oil
1 teaspoon dry mustard
1 teaspoon celery seed
1 teaspoon salt
1 head purple cabbage, thinly
sliced
1 white onion, thinly sliced
In a medium saucepan, combine
2 teaspoons of sugar, cider vinegar,
vegetable oil, dry mustard, celery
seed and salt; heat to boiling. Set
aside to cool.
In a large, plastic container with
a tight-fitting lid, alternate layers
of cabbage and onion, to make 6 lay-
ers. Sprinkle remaining sugar even-
ly over each layer. Pour cooled
dressing over the top.
Cover and marinate in the
refrigerator for 6 to 8 hours, turn-
ing container over every so often to
distribute dressing. Serve cold.
Serves six.


Potato Salads
In addition to hating traditional
cole slaw, I also hate traditional
potato salad. I think the link is
mayonnaise or salad dressing, both
of which I find yucky.
In addition to being not all that
tasty, salads made with mayon-
rnaise are often not safe during the
summer heat.
So, here are some tasty and
mayo free potato salads. Once you
try them, you may never return to
the traditional potato salad again.

Zesty Potato Salad
Chunks of red potatoes, Dijon-
style mustard and green beans com-
bine with sliced green onions to cre-
ate a delicious and colorful salad for
a luncheon, a church supper or pot-
luck gathering.
Serve in lettuce cups for a pretty
presentation.
1/4 cup dry Carnation Instant
Nonfat Dry Milk
1/4 cup water
1/4 cup Dijon-style mustard
1/2 teaspoon salt


1/4 teaspoon freshly ground
black pepper
2 lbs. red-skinned potatoes, cut
into 1-inch cubes, cooked, drained
and cooled
2 cups green beans, cut into 1-
inch pieces, blanched
1 cup chopped red bell pepper
1/4 cup sliced green onions
Combine dry milk, water, mus-
tard, salt and black pepper in small
bowl until well mixed. Combine
potatoes, green beans, bell pepper
and green onions in large bowl; add
milk dressing and toss well to coat.
Serve immediately or refriger-
ate. Serve over letice leaves, if
desired.
Serves eight.


Green Chile Potato Salad
Tired of the same old potato
salad? Add some pizzazz to your
next family meal or cookout with
this variation of the All American
side dish.
4 large potatoes, cooked, diced
and kept warm
1 can (4-oz.) Ortega Diced Green
Chiles
1/3 cup sliced green onions
1/3 cup chopped ripe olives
1/4 cup Dijon mustard
1/4 cup white wine vinegar
1 clove garlic, finely chopped
1/3 cup olive oil
1 large hard-cooked egg, peeled
and chopped
Combine potatoes, chiles, green
onions and olives in medium bowl.
Combine mustard, vinegar and
garlic in small bowl. Slowly whisk
in oil.
TIbss potato mixture and dress-
ing together in large bowl. Season
with salt and ground black pepper.
Garnish with egg.
Serves six.


German-Style Potato Salad
Delicious with pork chops or
baked ham, this potato salad is
dressed with the sweet and sour
combination of vinegar and sugar.
Eggs and bacon provide the finish-
ing touch.
6 potatoes
3 eggs
6 strips of bacon
1 onion, peeled and chopped
1/2 cup vinegar
1/2 cup water
1/2 cup sugar
2 tablespoons cornstarch
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon ground black pep-
per
Cook potatoes in boiling water
for 15 to 20 minutes or until tender,
but still firm. Drain and set aside to
cool. When cool enough to handle,
peel and dice; place in a large bowl
and set aside.
Meanwhile, boil eggs until hard-
cooked, about 15 minutes. Run
under cold water until cool. Peel
and chop; set aside.
Cook bacon until crisp; drain on
paper towel. Crumble and set aside.
In a medium saucepan combine
onion, vinegar, water, sugar, corn-
starch, salt and pepper. Simmer for
20 minutes, stirring frequently.
Pour vinegar mixture over pota-
toes. Add eggs and bacon. Toss gen-
tly to mix. Can also be served
warm.
Serves eight.

(See Page 3B Col 5)


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