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Creation Date: June 9, 2005
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THURSDAY
June 9, 2005
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SMOKE AND WATER create an eerie atmosphere on East Main
Street Monday evening after the fire downtown was out. A third build-


ing in the 200 block was spared, due to firefighters' efforts and a
three-foot gap between the buildings. (Staff photo by Peggy Kehoe)


Fire Ignites Hot Debate


Over Water Pressure, Manpower


FIRE HYDRANTS are being checked for pres-
sure by Bartow firefighters after concerns about
water pressure were raised during and after a fire
on Monday destroyed most of two buildings down-
town. Brian Bennett, Ben Frankenburger and


Deputy Chief Bruce Munroe (from left) measure the
flow from this hydrant at the corner of Summerlin
Street and Florida Avenue. Munroe said he had
more hydrants to test this week to get an accurate
report. (Staff photo by Peggy Kehoe)


By JENNIFER STARLING
and PEGGY KEHOE

An internal investigation is
under way after allegations that a
lack of manpower and water sup-
ply may have contributed to the
spread of Monday morning's dis-
astrous fire in downtown Bartow.
The fire, which began in the
Jerue Trucking/Gateway
Insurance building, spread to its
neighboring building, which
housed Bartow Consulting
Group, Inc. The second floor of
both buildings were completely
destroyed.
Firefighters were able to save
the third building on the block,
which is the home of URS
Corporation.
City Manager Joe DeLegge,
who was out of town on vacation
at the time of the fire, but
returned for a city commission
meeting Monday night, seemed to
disagree with the claims, saying
he'd heard conflicting stories
about the day's events.
"But I was there,"
Commissioner Brian Hinton, who


owned an office in one of the real estate. We need to deal with as well.
burned buildings, said. "Hoses this sooner than later. If the same "We're spending major bucks
were collapsing. There's not thing had happened at the county in re-doing Main Street, and now
enough water pressure or man administration building or court we have these buildings that are
power.
"We lost some $4 million in house, we would have lost lives,
(See Page 9A Col. 1)


Bartow Man, Mulberry Woman

Killed In Separate Accidents


A Bartow man and a Mulberry
woman were killed in separate
accidents over the weekend.
Edward Ellis Bleska, 25, of
Bartow, died Friday evening in a
two-car accident on U.S.
Highway 17 at Crossover Road,
about three miles north of
Bartow.
Bleska, driving a 2004 Dodge
car, was eastbound on Crossover
Road about 6:40 p.m., and
stopped at the intersection with
17, Florida Highway Patrol Cpl.
H.P. McCoy reported.
Bleska pulled out into the
highway and was struck by a


2002 Chrysler PT Cruiser, driven
by Richard W. Logsdon, 45, of
Winter Haven, who was head
south on 17 in the right-hand
lane.
Logsdon's car hit the driver
side of Bleska's car, which rotat-
ed counterclockwise, coming to
rest in the southbound lane, fac-
ing northwest. Logsdon's car
ended up on the west shoulder,
facing south.
Both drivers were wearing
seat belts, FHP reported.
Logsdon was not injured, but his
three passengers were taken to
area hospitals. Malcolm


Anderson, 1-1/2, was airlifted to
St. Joseph's Hospital in Tampa
by LifeNet. Shakita Hollis, 28,
and Tyrese Barnum, 5, were
taken by ambulance to Winter
Haven Hospital.
Damage to the vehicles was
estimated at $10,000 each.


Paulina Cornelia DeNolasco,
39, of Mulberry died in a four-
vehicle crash, this one on
(See Page 9A Col. 2)


Pirates Pick McCutchen


For 'Five-Tool'


Ability


*THE JUVENILE JUSTICE' building at 195
South Broadway in Bartow had to be evacuated late
this morning after part of its roof collapsed inside.
The scene was not as bad as was expected when
Bartow firefighters received a call shortly after 11
a:m. that a roof had fallen in on workers in the
building, Fire Chief Jay Robinson said. Fortunately,


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he said, there were no injuries, and everyone was
accounted for. The roof, still covered with blue Signing Bonus
tarps, was said to be damaged during last year's
hurricanes. The building was in the process of being
reroofed. (Photo above by Deputy Chief Bobby
Pitman, staff photo below) y D E
By RUSTIN DWYER
Staff Writer

Some baseball purists call "The
Say Hey Kid," aka Willie Mays,
the greatest complete player to
ever play the game. Mays had it
all, from offense to defense and
everywhere in between he is
considered the ultimate five-tool
~~'*"'.;- player.
While Fort Meade's Andrew
i min his still young baseball career,
i' t was for the same reasons that
AMon Wednesday, the Pittsburgh
Pirates drafted the 18-year-old as
the 11th pick of the 2005 First-
Year Player draft.
In his last two seasons
McCutchen, who has been eye-
.. I- balled by scouts since joining the
Miners as an eighth grader, has
been putting on a show in the five
areas that make a great outfield-
er:


Hitting for average (.406 in
2004 and a whopping .709 in
2005)
Hitting for power (six HRs,
22 RBIs in 2004, 16 HRs, 42 RBIs
in 2005)
Fielding (committed zero
errors last season)
Throwing (able to rifle ball in
from the outfield, led team in
wins as a pitcher last two sea-
sons)
Baserunning (6.3 seconds in
60 yard dash, only one unsuccess-
ful stolen base attempt in 2004).
"I think he's going to be able to
do all these things" said Pirates
scouting director Ed Creech. The
Pirates were most interested in
McCutchen's athleticism, but his
ability with the bat drew first
round consideration from the
Pirates.
"We wanted a hitter and he fit
the bill," said Creech. "At number
11 he was what we felt was the
best hitter combination available
so we went for it."
McCutchen was noticed by
scouts as early as eighth grade
but in the last two years, the slug-
ger had been under close scrutiny
from the Pirates.
"Everybody in the department
has made at least one or two trips
down to Fort Meade," Creech
said.


Pirates General Manager Dave
Littlefield even came out to watch
a couple of his games this season,
alongside the contingent of 40,
sometimes 50, major league
scouts who regularly came to
watch the slugger's senior season.
"This is a guy who looks like he
has a chance to be a good hitter,"
Littlefield said in a statement.
"He stings the ball hard and hits
well enough well to all fields. He
does have some power. I don't
anticipate him being a big power
hitter, but he hits the ball with
authority."
McCutchen helped his case
while working out for the Pirates
last Friday when the 5'11" player
rocketed a long ball over the fence
at PNC Park and into the visitor's
bullpen.
About the only uncertainty
Pirates officials have concerns
McCutchen's 175 lb. frame, and
whether or not he will be able to
hit the long ball. Still a teenager,
though, the Pirates expect
McCutchen to fill out a little in
the coming years.
Creech expects McCutchen to
develop into a player similar to
Maquis Grissom, the speedy cen-
terfielder in San Francisco, who
not coincidentally is also 5'11".
The first order of business,
however, will be finalizing a con-


tract. Last year, the Pirates paid
a $2 million signing bonus, to last
year's 11th overall pick, Neil
Walker, a high school switch-hit-
ting catcher from Pennsylvania.
McCutchen said wants to get
through the negotiations quickly
and get out on the field. He is
being advised by Steve Hammond
of Orlando, who represented some
of the Pirate's 2004 draft picks.
Creech said that contract nego-
tiations are underway presently
and he expects everything to be
all wrapped up by early next
week.
With the possibility of a cool $2
million dollar signing bonus
McCutchen will pass up the schol-
arship offered to him by the
University of Florida.
"If there was ever a kid that
deserved this, it's Andrew," said
Fort Meade baseball Coach Jeff
Tofanelli.
"He's worked harder every
year he has been playing ball. He
was always the first one to the
practice field and the last one to
leave. He's just one of those dri-
ven athletes."
"Pittsburgh really lucked out.
They know all about him as far as
what he can do on the baseball
field, but there is truly so much
more to him. They're about to find
all about Andrew as a person.'


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Summerlin Class of 1955 Holds 50-Year Reunion


Share Packages Offered


Fort Meade Share is enjoying
a new home at Oak Park Baptist,
Church, 615 Olandt near River-
side Elementary School off of
Sixth Street.
The fellowship hall is where
sign-up and distribution of the
June package will take place.
Sign up is set on June 10, from
5:30 to 6:30 p.m. and pick up is
June 25.
In July the site will become a
"Select Site," which allows par-
ticipants to select foods from a
list for a total of $18.
This new way to get Share
will be explained in July when it
begins.
This month's package will in-


clude chicken leg quarters,
ground turkey, fully cooked faji-
tas chicken strips, Jennie-O tur-
key franks, boneless ham steak,
diced beef and fruits and veg-
gies.
The special this month is a
barbecue grill pack for $16. It in-
cludes four boneless chicken
breasts, four boneless pork
chops, St. Louis style ribs, Ital-
ian sausage, and four hamburger
patties. A chicken corden bleu
pack will offer eight individually
wrapped breaded chicken breast
filets stuffed 'with mozzarella
cheese and ham.
For more information call
285-8989.


Members of the Summerlin Institute Class of 1955 celebrated
their 50-year class reunion May 13 and 14. The celebration kicked
off that Friday night with a barbecue supper catered by Jimbo's at
the Villas by the Lake Clubhouse in Lakeland. On Saturday, the
group gathered for a breakfast buffet at Mulligan's Restaurant at
the Bartow Golf Course. After breakfast, they toured the Polk
County Historical Museum, and in the afternoon, they toured Bar-
tow High School. A banquet Saturday night at the Imperial Swan
Hotel in Lakeland concluded the weekend. Attending the reunion
were (from left) front row Pete Stalvey Roberson, Lee Conley,
Betty Jo White Wetherington, Jan Hester Hartsaw, Fred Russ,


Bobby Hall, Pearl Ford Allen, Robert Willis, Ashley Taylor, Douglas
Butler, and Charles Crews; center row George Mann, Sue Mur-
phy Carter, LaVonia Page Hutto, Betty Barefoot Lisenby, Joyce
Flowers Fortner, Larry Mims, Charlotte Crawford, Peggy Cox
Neely, Myrtice Power Atchenson, Mildred Moses Nolin, Talbert
Melton, and Bob Kaplan; back row Hazel GoffHolmkes, Dan Les-
ter, Lewis Rhoden, Jeanette Garrett Gatji, Dabney Conner, Janice
Hiers Wolff, Betty Jane Hiers Peters, Carolyn Johnson Kibbler,
Lewis Stidham, Kay Jordan Fussell, Tommy Fussell, H.J. Waychoff,
Shirley Watson Kent, Kenneth Watkins, Kenneth Stapleton, and
George McClelland. (Photo provided)

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Laughing is the sensation of feeling good all over, and showing
it principally in one spot.
--Josh Billings


Arts On The Park

Fundraising Effort Set


o -

Emerald Kathleen Fulmer
was born to Christopher Fulmer
and Melissa Fulmer of Lake
Wales Friday, May 27, 2005.
She weighed 8 pounds, 11
ounces, and was 21 inches long.


Craft Fair
Spaces
Available

Applications are being ac-
cepted for the 14th annual
Downtown Bartow Craft Fair,
set Saturday, Nov. 12, from 9
a.m. to 5 p.m. along the newly
redesigned Main Street.
The fair will feature hand-
made, all-season crafts.
Spaces, which sell for $50, are
12 square feet.
The fair also features a chil-
dren's area and food from local
organizations and downtown res-
taurants.
For an application or more in-
formation, call 519-0508.

Erin Meeks
Honored With
Drop-In Shower
Erin Meeks, bride-elect of
Chris Pawley, was guest of
honor at a miscellaneous drop-in
shower at the home of.Pam Wy-
ant on Sunday, May 29.
Hostesses were Pam Wyant
and Amanda Wyant. Approxi-
mately 25 guests attended.
The hostesses surprised Ms.
Meeks with an array of goodies,
including chocolate dipped
strawberries and her favorite
dessert, chocolate cake.


Yoga Classes
Offered at


Arts on the Park, a tax ex-
empt gallery supporting local
and area artists, will hold its
second annual "For the Love of
Art" fundraiser with art, auc-
tion, wine, beer, food and music
by Norris Riggs Music Makers
and by Vanessa Barbee, folk-
singer.
Arts on the Park is a not-for-
profit community art agency
that emphasizes local and sur-
round area artists.
Recent shows drew artists
from not only Lakeland, but
throughout the Central Florida
area.
A season is planned with a


different themed show in the gal-
lery each month.
The event will be held on
Tuesday, June 28, beginning
with the silent auction from 6 to
8 p.m. at Lake Mirror Center in
Lakeland.
Music will be performed until
9:30 p.m.
Thousands of dollars of auc-
tion items will be featured with
many donations by local artists.
Tickets are $40 and can be
purchased at the gallery, 115 N.
Kentucky Avenue.
For further information, call
the gallery at 680-ARTS or 644-
4145.


Main Street Market And

Antique Fair Saturday


Bartow's monthly Main Street
Market and Antique Fair will be
held in a new location on Satur-
day, June 11, from 8 a.m. to 3
p.m.
Due to the ongoing construc-
tion on Main Street, the antique
vendors and yard sale retailers
will set up in Fort Blount Park,
at the corner of Main Street and
Broadway Avenue.
The yard sale or car boot sale
portion of the event allows indi-
viduals or groups to sell items di-
rectly from the trunks of cars or
vehicles. Boot sellers also may
set up small tables on the side-
walk area.


Boot sellers do not have to
register before the sale, but must
arrive and pay the $10 participa-
tion fee before 10:30 a.m.
Booth spaces for the antique
fair are $10 and must be re-
served by calling Missy at Mr.
and Mrs. Mac's Farm Antiques
at 534-8282 or Mary at Main
Street Bartow, 519-0508.
The Main Street Market and
Antique Fair is held on the sec-
ond Saturday of each month.
Additionally, downtown re-
tailers will continue to be open
through the event and during
downtown construction.


Pioneer Lunch Planned


Become a part of history at
the 31st annual Pioneer Lunch-
eon.
The luncheon will beheld on
Thursday, June 16, at the Bar-
tow Civic Center.
Tickets are $15, and reserva-
tions will close on Friday, June
10.
Pioneers, people age 79 or


older who have lived in Polk
County for 50 years or longer or
were born in the county, may be
videotaped at the event.
Those wishing to be video-
taped, should indicate their in-
terest when purchasing tickets.
For more information on the
event or to purchase tickets, call
Madelyn Albritton at 428-1269.


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Holy Trinity To Earn Public Trust, Confidence


A new session of yoga classes
is planned at Holy Trinity Epis-
copal Church in Bartow.
Participants may enjoy a free
class Tuesday, June 14, prior to
the start of regular session,
which begins Tuesday, June 21.
The classes will run through
.July 21, with an instructor vaca-
tion break the week of June 27
through July 1.
The classes are held from 6:30
to 7:30 p.m.
The cost to attend six classes
(Tuesdays or Thursdays) is $18
for the six-week session, and 12
classes (Tuesdays and Thurs-
days) are $36 for the six-week
session.
No payment is due until June
21 or 23.
Beginners are welcome. First-
time participants may enjoy a
free class at any time.
Holy Trinity Episcopal is lo-
cated at 500 West Stuart Street.
Enter through the sanctuary
doors facing Stuart.
For further information, call
Pam Farr, instructor, at 425-
3630 or 604-0915.



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Polk County Tax Collector Joe
Tedder told Bartow Lions on
Tuesday of the mission of his of-
fice, which, he said, is to earn
the trust'and confidence of the
tax-paying public, as approxi-
mately half a billion dollars in
taxpayer monies are collected
and disbursed annually.
Polk County has operated un-
der a charter form of government
since 1998, and in 2004, formed
an efficiency committee, com-
posed of 20 people, excluding of-
fice holders and county employ-
ees as committee members.
"This was a big mistake," Ted-
der said, explaining that he felt
those within county government
understood county functions bet-
ter than citizens at large.
He noted that the committee
had recently selected a consult-.
ing firm at a cost of $600,000 in
county funds to recommend effi-
ciencies in county government.
"I believe they will be too fo-
cused on micro-managing county
government," Tedder said, also
expressing concern that the con-
sultants might recommend a
"guru," consolidating all depart-
mental computer operations, as
well as putting human resources
under a single office.
Tedder voiced opposition to
both these options, saying that
Computer information has be-


come a highly specialized func-
tion for each department, and
that selecting employees was
more than "just filling out an ap-
plication form and hiring some-
one."
Employees for his department
depended upon intensive staff
training, he said.
Tedder said he hopes the effi-
ciency committee would come to
realize that the departments of
county government are doing a
good job, and while being held
accountable, should not be mi-
cro-managed.
"Consultants should be fo-
cused on effectiveness, as well as
efficiency," he said in closing.
The speaker was introduced
by Kenny Quinn.

WRC Needs

Volunteers

Women's Resource Center is
seeking volunteers to assist in
the organization's thrift store
and in the information and refer-
ral department.
Retail sale and computer ex-
perience are not necessary, but
would be appreciated in volun-
teer applicants.
For more information, call
Jean McKinney at 294-5318.


A few members of Heroines of Jericho, Magnolia Court #83, of
Bartow, participated in the Keep Polk County Beautiful clean-up on
Saturday, May 28. Among those participating (from left) were
Sharon Martin-JM, Alvin Smith, Sr.,-MWJ, and Obi Washington,
secretary; not pictured Lillian Overstreet-MAM. (Photo pro-
vided)


Guardian Ad
Litem Program
Seeks Volunteers

Volunteers are needed for the
10th Judicial Circuit's Guardian
Ad Litem program.
The program's next training
session will be held Aug. 15, 16,
18, 22, 23, and 25, from 5:30 to
9:30 p.m., at the Polk County
Court House.
Volunteer guardians speak for
abused and neglected children
who are involved in court pro-
ceedings.


Lakeland DAR
Sets Flag Day
Celebration
Lakeland Chapter Daughters
of the American Revolution will
hold its annual Flag Day cele-
bration and picnic Saturday,
June 11, at 11:30 a.m., in the
MacArthur Center, 811 Lakeside
Ave., Lake Hunter.
Members are asked to bring a
salad, dessert, or covered dish.
DAR scholarship winners
have been invited to speak, and
there also may be some "sur-
prise" entertainment.
Those interested in joining
the DAR may call 687-3123.

Landscape

Class Offered

A beautiful lawn can be yours.
Florida Yards and Neighbor-
hoods program is offering a free
workshop on the basic principles
of landscape design on Saturday,
July 16, at the Lake Morton Li-
brary in Lakeland.
The workshop is scheduled
fr6m 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
For more information or to
sign-up, call Anne Yasalonis at
519-8677, ext. 121.




Advertising 533-4183
Works
Call Us 285-8625


PCBA


Foundation


CONGRATULATIONS



POLK COUNTY BUILDERS ASSOCIATION

FOUNDATION announced at the recent Board of Trustees

meeting the following students from Polk County are to

receive the First Annual Scholarship Award.



Ronnie Dickson, Lake Region High School; Charles Neil Hunt

III, University of Florida; Christopher Gates, Lakeland High

School; Matthew Samuel Garzarelli, Santa Fe Catholic High

School; John Heitman, Lakeland High School, Omar McLeish,

Lakeland High School; Allison Post, Haines City High School;

and James D. Watkins, Jr Polk Community College/Collegiate

High School



This year the award was for $1,000 for each student.

The award is to be used toward their continued education

in the building industry.


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Improved County Services


Will Reduce Sting of Taxes


The Polk Cdinty commission historical-
ly has been a tax averse organization.
We like that in a government body.
But for the past few months, fueled
largely by -a Polk Vision study indicating
that Polk Countians want more and better
services from their county government, a
majority of the commission has voted for
several tax increases and new taxes.
The philosophy was perhaps best
expressed by Neil Combee, who served
four teris bon; the commission, when he
made the observation that commissioners
had put themselves in, the position of say-
ing: "We kept your taxes low, but we did-
n't do much for you."
Impact fees, which are imposed on new
construction, represent the biggest increas-
es. Thoutghlargely viewed as a way to col-
lect taxes from newcomers, impact fees
also are paid by present Polk Countians
who buy new homes. That said, Polk's
impact fees have been far below those of'
surrounding counties. The increases, are
justified.
The latest'taxes two new taxes
approved at a single meeting last week--
are Municipal Service Taxing Units, special
tax districts for people who live in unin-
corporated areas of the county.
One will raise money for parks and
recreation, the other for libraries. And
since they are MSTU taxes, they may be
spent only for those purposes.
Commissioner Randy Wilkinson said
that creating dedicated funding sources
gives the impression that the voters don't
trust their county commissioners. He is, to
a large degree, correct. It goes with politi-
cal life.
Put in a positive light, it means that the
taxpayers are guaranteed that they will get
what their elected officials promise them.
Several opponents of the MSTUs com-
plained 'about the. fact that they are
imposed only on people living in unincor-
porated areas. While their sense of frustra-
tion is understandable, it is misplaced.
The very term Municipal Services
Taxing Unit explains the concept: MSTU


taxes are imposed on people who do not
live in municipalities to provide services
for which city residents already pay
through city taxes.
Even with the MSTU taxes, most munic-
ipalities are spending several times as
much per citizen on libraries and on parks
and recreation as the county will spend.
City and county governments and the
school board are to be commended on the
spirit of cooperation in providing both ser-
vices with little regard to where citizens
live. The whole premise of the library co-
op is to make all municipal libraries acces-
sible to all citizens in the county without
charge, regardless of where they live. The
school board and the county commission
share a number of recreational facilities at
or adjacent to schools.
The public's acceptance of the new
MSTU taxes will be shaped, we believe, by
what is accomplished with the money. The
library cooperative already is working,
and the new tax will simply allow it to
move forward with a guaranteed revenue
source.
The parks and recreation tax will allow
the county to offer facilities, programs, and
maintenance not previously possible. The
county's challenge will be to produce
them.
Nobody likes to pay higher taxes; if the
services rendered by county government
give a good return on the taxpayers'
investment, most of the sting will be gone
soon.


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

Dealing With Us Lovable People, the Press


One of the greatest compli-
ments you can pay someone is to
ask for his or her advice; it is an
ego booster which is almost with-
out par.
A few weeks ago, the Polk
County commission's public
information office issued a blan-
ket invitation to reporters, both
print and electronic, to take part
in a "media relations roundtable"
at a staff training session on deal-
ing with the media. I was one of
four people to accept the invita-
tion.
I asked our news staff to help
me come up with some ideas, and
prepared a one-page hand-out.
While its intent was to help coun-
ty officials deal with media
inquiries, it occurred to me that it
might give a little insight into our
sometimes imperfect craft and
how it works.
Besides, there's that ego thing:
there were only 10 county
employees at the meeting; by
publishing it here, it will reach an


audience at least twice that large.


Dealing With the Press:
Unsolicited Advice from an
Old-Time Reporter

Preamble: Generally speaking,
we're pretty nice folks (most of
us). You have your job to do, and
we have ours. Open and honest
communication helps each of us
do our jobs better.
Rule 1: Don't ever lie. It
destroys your credibility.
Caveat to Rule 1: "I'm sorry, I
can't comment on that question"
is not a lie. It's an honest answer.
Use it when you have to, but only
when you have to.
Rule 2: Show reporters, the
same respect that you expect to
be shown to you; it's amazing
how well that works. And don't
play favorites.
Rule 3: Be careful really
careful with "off the record"
remarks. Unless you have estab-


lished a rapport with the reporter,
it's best not to use them at all.
Caveats to Rule 3:
The fact that you say "This is
off the record" doesn't make it off
the record. Ask the reporter if you
may tell him something "off the
record." If he or she says "No,"
you have been warned. If the
answer is "Yes," and he or she
betrays your trust, say so, and
refer to Rule 5. Better yet, re-read
Rule 3.
If you tell me something "off
the record" and somebody else
gives me the same information
"on the record," I can use it. My
promise is not to reveal some-
thing on the basis that you told
me, not to acknowledge that it is
a State Secret.
If in doubt (and you should
always be in doubt until you
have established a rapport with
the reporter) be sure you both
know what you mean by "off the
record." May I use the informa-
tion without citing you as the


source (I may or may not be will-
ing to go to jail for contempt of
court if subpoenaed) or are you
telling me something that I am
not to use at all? (See previous
caveat on that point.)
Rule 4: Do not pass every press
inquiry off to the Public
Information Office unless you are
too overwhelmed to handle
inquiries yourself. You are the
one with first-hand knowledge,
and that translates into the most
accurate account to the public.
Caveat to Rule 4: Return
phone calls, and do it promptly.
We have deadlines, and you want
the word put out accurately.
Rule 5: Has a reporter done
you wrong? Everybody has a
boss, and if you can't establish a
professional relationship with a
reporter, go to his or her boss.

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hard, does it?


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History From Our Files
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Fifty Years Ago

Four Winter Haven boys, three
aged 12, one 14, who recently
broke into F.E. Brigham School
and committed acts of vandalism
that thoroughly messed up the
school, agreed after a hearing
before Juvenile Judge Bowdon
Hunt that they'd rather take a
"thorough whipping" from
school officials, and spend three
S weeks doing manual labor, than
go to the State Industrial School
at Marianna. The boys' parents
also agreed to the terms of the
punishment.

Forty-Five Years Ago

Construction of a neighbor-
hood shopping center in
Richland Manor will be started
within the next few days by
McElroy Builders, Inc., of Winter
Haven and Bartow, President
Robert W. McElroy announced
today.
A score of awards will be pre-
sented to outstanding members
of the senior class at the 67th
annual commencement exercises
of Summerlin Institute Thursday
night. Principal speeches will be
made by Valedictorian Orene
Vaughn and Salutatorian Lana
Murray.
The county commission voted
Tuesday against calling a wet-dry
election after receiving'-a report
from Elections Supervisor Hugh
E. Carlton, who noted that the
petition contained 19,954 names,
of which 562 were of persons not
registered to vote and another
2,119 are duplicates of other sig-
natures. Of the remaining 17,273
names on the petition, Carlton
asserts that 394 are printed,
rather than written, as they
appear on the registration book.


In addition, Carlton stated,
"another 1,315 do not, in my
opinion, bear a sufficient likeness
to the signature in the registration
book to warrant my OK." The
supervisor cited only 15,564 sig-
natures on the petition had no
questionable features. He had
previously set 17,112 signatures
as required to validate the peti-
tion.
Page One Headline:
"$2,500,000 City Budget Being
Studied by City Commission for
1960-61; Odom Proposes Same
Millage; New Values."

Forty Years Ago

The Polk County school board
voted yesterday to raise the
salary of each teacher in the coun-
ty's school system by $300 this
year, plus the usual increment,
and to "leave the door open" if
more funds become available.
This will raise the starting salary
of first year teachers from $4,450
to $4,750.
Sgt. Robert E. Beasley, a
Bartow man serving as a military
advisor in Vietnam, has been
awarded the Bronze Star Medal
with a "V" device for heroism, it
was announced today.

Thirty-Five Years Ago

One Highland City man was
killed and another was slashed
on the back shortly after mid-
night Saturday morning in a fra-
cas. that started after beer was
given to some teenagers outside a
tavern near Eaton Park.
Polk County school teachers
will get a raise this Fall, the first
one in two years, with a $200
across-the-board increase for
beginning teachers. Under the
new salary schedule, a beginning


teacher with a four-year degree
will receive a minimum salary of
$6,500.


Thirty Years Ago

Page One Headline: "Two
Dead, Two Critical in Phosphate
Spillway Accident."
Three teenagers have been
indicted in the April 17 shooting
death of an 18-year-old whose
body was found three days later
at the base of a phosphate dike a
short distance south of
Homeland.
Four men who were overcome
while working in a spillway at
W.R. Grace & Co. Wednesday
afternoon apparently were vic-
tims of hydrogen sulfide gas,
caused by decaying vegetation, it
was announced today, in advance
of the formal autopsy report, due
next week.
Losses to burglars and thieves
reached an all-time high during
the month of. May, according to
figures released today by Sheriff
Monroe Brannen. Approximately
$334,479 worth of property .was
reported stolen. The largest bur-
glary losses reported in a previ-
ous month were less than
$200,000.
A 16-year-old youth, captured
by police after a foot chase, has
admitted committing six daylight
burglaries.

Twenty-Five Years Ago

J.J. Corbett, who is planning to
retire at the end of this school
year, was honored at Thursday
night's sports special award ban-
quet. He was presented a gold
trophy cup with the inscription:
"In appreciation for the many
years of dedication encourage-


ment, and achievement." He was
a teacher and coach in Polk
County for 30 years, the last 11 of
them at Bartow High School.
Kathleen Lisa Walker, a 1980
graduate of Bartow High School,
has a received a $4,000 college
scholarship from International
Minerals & Chemical Corp. At
BHS she ranked in the top 10 per-
cent of her class, and was chosen
for the 1980 edition of "Who's
Who Among American High
School Students."
Page One Headline: "Two Men
Shot; Motorized Gunfight Ends
in Bartow."
Edward Michael Langford of
Alturas was runner-up among
persons nominated for "volun-
teers of the year" for the Greater
Lakeland chapter of the
American Red Cross.

Twenty Years Ago

Eight former Polk County stu-
dents will be inducted into to the
new Polk County Public School
Hall of Fame, four of them
posthumously: Park Trammell,
former Governor and U.S.
Senator; Charles O. Andrews, for-
mer U.S. Senator; Spessard L.
Holland, former Governor and
U.S. Senator; J. Harden Peterson,
Sr., former U.S. Representative;
John Vincent Atanasoff, inventor
of the electronic digital computer;
Ben Hill Griffin, Jr., millionaire
businessman, citrus grower, cat-
tle rancher and former politician;
Gen. James A. Van Fleet, senior
living four-star general, former
commander of the U.S. Eighth
Army in Korea; Lawton Chiles,
U.S. Senator and Governor.
Trammell, Andrews, Holland and
Peterson are deceased.


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Obituaries


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Lillian McDuffie Bryant

Lillian
Bryant
Lillian McDuffie Bryant, 81,
of Bartow, died of heart failure
Tuesday, June 7, 2005, at her
residence.
Born in Arcadia on Sept. 13,
1923, Mrs. Bryant was a long-
time resident of Bartow.
She was a homemaker, and
she was Pentecostal.
Mrs. Bryant was preceded in
death by her husband, Lonnie
Bryant; and one granddaughter,
Susan Hopkins.
She is survived by one daugh-
ter, Sybil B. Ward of Bartow; two
sons, William G. "Bill" Bryant of
Bartow and Robert L. "Bob" Bry-
ant of Fort Myers; one brother,
Robert "Bob" McDuffie of Fort
Meade; three sisters, Myrtle
Griffin, Winnie Griner, and Ila
Wiggins, all of Bartow; five
grandchildren; 12 great-grand-
children; and five great-great-
grandchildren.
Visitation: Friday, June 10,
from 6 to 8 p.m., at Whidden-
McLean Funeral Home in Bar-
tow.
The funeral: Saturday, June
11, at 2 p.m., at the funeral
home, with Rev. Herbert "Gene"
E. Martin officiating.
Interment: Wildwood Ceme-
tery in Bartow.


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Edna Merle Godwin

Edna Merle
Godwin
Edna Merle Godwin, 90, of
Bartow, died of heart failure
Wednesday, June 8, 2005, at her
home.
Born in. Fort Meade on July 2,
1914, Mrs. Godwin was a long-
time resident of Bartow.
She was a fruit packer with
the Alturas Packing Company.
She was a member of McLeod
Memorial Presbyterian Church
in Bartow.
Mrs. Godwin was preceded in
death by her husband, A.L. God-
win; and one daughter, Hazel L.
Smith.
She is survived by one
brother, Sherrod Edwin Miller of
Sebring; three sisters, Marjorie
Emma Osborne of Bartow, Sue
Lee Wiggins of Reno, Nev., and
Betty Ann Graham of Lake
Worth; one son-in-law, Quinton
Dwaine Smith, Jr., of Bartow;
one grandson, Quinton Dwaine
Smith, Jr., and his wife, Alison,
of Bartow; and one great-grand-
daughter, Jennifer Skye Smith
of Bartow.
Visitation: Sunday, June 12,
from 2 to 3 p.m., at McLeod Me-
morial Presbyterian Church, 695
West Stuart Street, Bartow.
The funeral will follow Sun-
day at 3 p.m. at the church, with
Ted Mathis officiating.
Interment: Wildwood Ceme-
tery in Bartow.
Arrangements: Whidden-
McLean Funeral Home in Bar-
tow.


Billy M. Carroll


Billy M.
Carroll
Billy M. Carroll, 78, of Bar-
tow, died of respiratory failure
Tuesday, June 7, 2005, in St. Pe-
tersburg.
Born Aug. 17, 1926, in Reel-
town, Ala., Mr. Carroll moved to
Bartow from Georgia 52 years
ago.
He was an industrial me-
chanic at U.S. Agri-Chemicals,
and was a U.S. Army veteran of
World War II. He was a member
of Turning Point Worship Center
in Bartow.
Mr. Carroll was preceded in
death by his wife, Myrtice Car-
roll.
He is survived by two sons,
Marshall Carroll and Ray Car-
roll, both of Bartow; two daugh-
ters, Frances. Boyles of Winter
Haven and Kathy Kirkland of
Bartow; seven grandchildren;
and 13 great-grandchildren.
Visitation: Friday, June 10,
from 6 to 8 p.m., at Whidden-
McLean Funeral Home in Bar-
tow. .
The funeral: Saturday, June
11, at 11 a.m., at Turning Point
Worship Center, 1400 East Geor-
gia Street, with Rev. Tommy L.
Presley and Rev. Herman E. Mu-
sic officiating.
Interment: Wildwood Ceme-
tery in Bartow.


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Nellie Parrish
Watkins


Annie Mae
Johnson
Annie Mae Johnson, 91, of
Bartow, died Monday, May 30,
2005, at her home.
Ms. Johnson was born Aug. 8,
1913, in Mulberry.
She was a homemaker, and a
member of First Providence Mis-
sionary Baptist Church in Bar-
tow.
Ms. Johnson is survived by
one daughter, Helen Johnson
Collins of Bartow; two sons, Lo-
renzo Johnson, Sr., and Lashon
Johnson, Sr., both of Bartow; one
sister, Thelma Williams of Bar-
tow; two brothers, Ralph John-
son of Atlanta, Ga., and Floyd
Johnson of Miami; and 20 grand-
children.
Visitation: Friday, June 10,
from 3 to 8 p.m., at Gause Fu-
neral Home in Bartow.
The funeral: Saturday, June
11, at 11 a.m., at First Provi-
dence Missionary Baptist
Church.
Interment: Wildwood Ceme-
tery in Bartow.


Dale
Dannemiller
Dale Dannemiller, 77, of
Lakeland, died of heart failure
Tuesday, June 7, 2005, at his
home.
Born in Barberton, Ohio, on
Aug. 3, 1927, Mr. Dannemiller
was a longtime Polk County resi-
dent.
He was the owner/operator of
a construction company in Ohio.
He was a veteran.
Mr. Dannemiller is survived
by his wife, Eva Dannemiller; 16
children; and several grandchil-
dren.
Arrangements: Whidden-
McLean Funeral Home in Bar-
tow.


Polk County Emergency Man-
agement Division is seeking as-
sistance from the community in
locating a facility that could be
used as a pet friendly shelter in
the event that another hurricane
threatens Polk County.
A pet friendly shelter is in-
tended to house both humans
and pets. Residents can bring
pets to the shelter and remain
with them during dangerous
times.
Pets will be kept in an ap-
proved pet carrier during the
shelter stay.
To date, the county staff
members have reviewed several


options for a pet friendly shelter
location and haveoeen unable to
find a facility.
Facility requirements include
a building of at least 10,000
square feet of open floor space
that is, or could be, divided into
two separate housing areas. One
area would be for humans the
other for pets.
Additionally, the facility must
meet current building code re-
quirements, have bathroom fa-
cilities and ample parking
spaces.
For movie information on the
needs or to offer a suggestion,
call 534-5600.


World Blood Donor Day

Blood Drive Tuesday


World Blood Donor Day is an
opportunity to join people world-
wide in saving lives.
The event will be celebrated
at all six branches of BloodNet
on Tuesday, June 14.
Donors will receive T-shirts
and snacks and will be regis-
tered for giveaways, including 30
restaurant gift card drawings.
Buddy the Blood Drop will
visit the main center at 3200


Lakeland Hills Blvd. That office
is open 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. The
phone number is 687-8925.
The South Lakeland branch,
open from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m., is at
5131 South Florida Ave, Lake-
land; phone number 646-1526.
Branches in Haines City,
Brandon, Zephyrhills and Sun
City also are participating in the
blood drive.


Events Set to Kick Off 25th

Annual July 4th Celebration


"Bartow Celebrates a Salute
to America the Beautiful" is this
year's Fourth of July celebration
theme.
The first event to kick off the
upcoming silver anniversary
celebration was a city proclama-
tion on June 6, requesting citi-
zens to begin flying the Ameri-
can flag on Flag Day, June 14,
and throughout the holiday.
The second event, to be held
Saturday, June 25, at 8 a.m., at
the Bartow Golf Course, will be
the annual "Liber-Tee Golf Clas-
sic."
Proceeds from the event will
defer some of the costs of the
celebration, to include the


From The Fort Meade

Historical Museum


By LETA WRIGHT

Polk County's Pioneer Lunch-
eon will be held at the Bartow
Civic Center on June 16.
Every year we have about 30
volunteers from the Fort Meade
Historical Museum who attend. I
received the reservation papers
yesterday, so we can pass the
word out to all who want to at-
tend. The lunch is $15.
The luncheon is so nice to at-
tend, as you get to visit with oth-
ers form all over the county. The
lunch is good and so is the pro-
gram.
My desk is full of birthday cal-
endar papers. If you would like
for your family members' birth-
days to be listed on the 2006 Mu-
seum Birthday Calendar, call me
at 285-9182 or Peggy Langston
at 285-8417. The cost per listing
is $1.
Have you been by to see the
newly set elm trees at the band-
stand? They are beautiful. The
St. Augustine grass is growing
and it is beautiful.
I think the bandstand area
will be really pretty for the wed-
ding scheduled in June.


hurricane season before it hits.
Part of Fort Meade has not re-
covered from last year's hurri-
canes. We still have a number of
blue roofs.
Within two weeks, my tele-
phone went dead three times.
my new roof began to leak, and
my air conditioner went out. It is
a busy time for all the repair
companies and I'm not sure eve-
rything is going to be finished
before the first hurricane.
To bring you up to date about
the museum, all the artifacts
have been wrapped and are
stored in the two huge metal cu-
bicle containers sitting in the
museum yard.
The walls and ceiling have
been torn out because of damage.
The roof is the next step and
here's hoping it will go on soon.

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Bartow, died of pneumonia Mon-
day, June 6, 2005, at Lakeland
Regional Medical Center.
Born June 23, 1918, in Coffee
County, Ala., Mrs. Watkins Seri s I ur
moved to Bartow 59 years ago. S rS Ile
She was a certified nurse's as-
sistant at Lakeland Regional
Medical Center. She was a mem- Wron ful Death
ber of First Baptist Church of
Bartow, and of Veterans of For-
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Lakeland.
Mrs. Watkins was preceded in
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Fourth of July fireworks. The
event is open to the public.
Golf, food, prizes, and fun will
be the order of the day. The cost
is $50 per person to play, and
$100 for anyone who wishes to
be a sponsor only.
The format will be a four per-
son scramble. This format will
allow any handicap player to
take part in the 18-hole play.
Forms and information are
available at the 'Bartow Golf
Course. Deadline to turn in
forms is Friday, June 17.
For more information, call
533-6547, 428-2597, 428-3996,
and 687-8380.
***
Far away in the sunshine are
my highest inspirations. I may
not reach them, but I can look
up and see the beauty, believe
in them and try to follow where
they lead.
-Louisa May Alcott
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The Polk County Democrat


Cancer
Program Set

"The Benefits of Robotic Sur-
gery for Treating Prostate Can-
cer," will be presented on Thurs-
day, June 16, at 6 p.m.
The program, a presentation
of Lakeland Regional Medical
Center, will be held in the
LRMC auditorium.
The program is free and open
to the public.
For more information or to
register, call 687-1400.


HlEILPZ
To help emergency crews find
your house quickly, use at least 3"
house numbers in a color that con-
trasts with your home.
If you have a street-side mailbox,
consider putting the number on each
side.
Emergency crews, your mail car-
rier and other delivery people will
appreciate your help.


Have an idea for a
story or photo?
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Homeschooling

Program Set Saturday


An Orientation to
Homeschooling is scheduled for
Saturday, June 11, from 9 a.m.
to 4 p.m.
The program will be held at
Cypress Ridge Presbyterian
Church, 6230 Cypress Gardens
Boulevard, Winter Haven.
Barbara Mesh, veteran home
educator, will conduct the work-
shop. Topics for discussion in-
clude legal requirements, educa-
tional approaches, curriculum
choices, planning for success and
getting it all organized.
A question and answer pro-


gram is planned.
The seminar is designed for
those beginning a home school
program or with a few years of
experience.
The cost of the workshop is
$25 per person or $35 per couple
in advance; registration at the
door is $35 per person or $45 per
couple.
For more information on the
workshop, call Mrs. Mesh at 676-
7577. More information also is
available at local libraries an on
the web at www.learningat
home.org.


Type of Call


Medical Calls
Vehicle Crashes
Illegal Burn Investigation
Alarm Malfunction
Total Emergency Responses

Inspections
Pre-Emergency Plan
Public Education
Other Non-Emergency Calls
Total Non-Emergency Responses


the winning team at the Thursday, June 2, lunch-
eon. Winners are (from left) Chuck Coon, Walter
Bryant, Fitzhugh Sthreshley and Dennis Guen-
ther. (Staff photo)


Academic Competition Born In FM


By JANICE JARED
Staff Writer

It was encouraging to hear
Peggy B. Harrod, tournament di-
rector of the 25 year-old Na-
tional Academic Challenge, at-
tribute the contest's beginnings
to Fort Meade and Polk County.
Ms. Harrod told the Fort
Meade Civic Club that Terry
Baine, a Fort Meade Middle
School social studies teacher,
came up with an innovative and
fun way to test his fifth grade
students ':on eciono:mic terms and
economic education.
She said the E-Team, as it
was called through the years, re-
ceived the support of many from
Fort Meade: the late Rev. Fitz
Sthreshley, former School Board
Member Dan Moody and now re-
tired teacher Jackie Burch, just
to name a few.
In the years following Baine's
original idea, this basic program
has grown to include tourna-
ments in art, science, math, for-
eign language and others, and
includes students from fifth
through twelfth grade.
The seed that was planted at
Fort Meade Middle School by
Baine in 1980, was destined to
grow even to the national scene.
The school district of Polk
County, with vision, determina-
tion and commitment cultivated
a local program of academic com-
petition into a Florida High
School Activities Association
(FHSAA)-sanctioned state cham-
pionship.
In 1988, because of the suc-
cess of the state program, School


Superintendent Dr. John
Stewart, became determined to
take the contest to a national
level.
For the last 18 years, the Na-
tional Tournament of Academic
Challenge has been held each
year at Disney World.
"Over the past 20 years, Polk
County has developed a rich
reputation as the bellwether in
the area of academic competi-
tion, and has gained the respect
of the business and education
.sectors, to the extent that they
contribute annually the support
necessary to keep the programs
flourishing," Ms. Harrod said.
The program offers excellent
experience to students in two
valuable components required in
today's business world team
work and competition she said.
A native of Kentucky, Ms.
Harrod has' been in Florida for
22 years.
She is a former math teacher
at Haines City High school. She
has worked with the program for
the last 16 years.
Each year the State of Florida
Department of Education gives
Polk County a grant which pays
half of her salary as the tourna-
ment director at the state and
national level. The Polk County
School District pays the other
half for the work she does on the
district level.
Ms. Harrod encouraged civic
leaders in Fort Meade to attend
the tournaments.
They are open to the public
and not only free, but very enjoy-
able, as members on the various
teams she challenged at the


meeting had already discovered.
She said attending a tourna-
ment will renew one's faith in
the brain power of our nations
young people.
She presented a schedule for
the 2006 Academic Tournament
Season:
23rd Polk County High
School Academic Tournament,
sponsored by the Polk Education
Foundation will take place
Wednesday, Feb. 15, and Thurs-
day, Feb. 16 (tentative), from
3:30 to 6 p.m. daily at Lake Re-
gion High School.
13th Polk County Middle
School E-Team Tournament,
sponsored by the Polk Economic
Education Council will take
place Tuesday, March 28, and
Wednesday, March 29, from 3:45
to 6:30 p.m. daily at The Lake-
land Center.
26th Fifth Grade E-Team
Finals, sponsored by the Polk
Economic Education Council will
take place Thursday, March 30,
at 3 p.m. at The Lakeland Cen-
ter.
21st Commissioner's Aca-
demic Challenge, Florida State
Championship will take place
April 27-29 at Disney's Contem-
porary Convention Center.
19th Panasonic Academic
Challenge, The National Cham-
pionship will take place June 10-
13 at Disney's Contemporary
Convention Center.
For more information, contact
Peggy B. Harrod at peggy.har-
rod@polk-fl.net.

Local Students
Receive USC
Degrees

Local students attending the
University of South Carolina
have received degrees during
commencement ceremonies held
May 6 and 7.
Duane A. Fairfax of Bartow
received a master of engineering
degree.
Mark A. Smither of Lakeland
received a bachelor of science in
business administration.

Social Security
Program Set

A program on Social Security
and Medicare prescriptions will
be 'held at Savannah Court of
Bartow, 290 Idlewild Avenue, on
Thursday, June 16.
The program will begin at 6
p.m.
For more information, call 1-
800-772-1213.


Two Fort Meade High School
classes have reunions planned
the weekend of July 1-2.
The Class of 1984 will kick-off
its 21-year reunion Friday, July
1, from 7 to 10 p.m., at the Fort
Meade Community Center.
Kicking off its 20th reunion,
the Class of 1985 will meet Sat-
urday, July 2, at Mary Holland
Park in Bartow, pavilion #14, for
a picnic from -11a.m. until 2 p.m.
Planners for the event ask that
everyone bring food and drinks
for their family. "'
Saturday night, from 7 to
midnight, class members from
1984 and 1985 will join together


for the main event at the Holi-
day Inn in North Lakeland for
an evening of dinner and danc-
ing. This event is for singles or
couples.
The cost for members of the
Class of 1984 is $40 per person.
The cost for members of the
Class of 1985 is $30 per person.
All checks should be made
payable.to Class of '84 FMHS,
and mailed to Citrus & Chemical
Bank at 8 North Charleston,
Fort Meade, FL 33841, by Thurs-
day, June 23.
For more information, call
559-3492.


The undisciplined mind is far better adapted to the confused
world in which he lives today than the streamlined mind.
-James Thurber


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Past Grand Knight Len Winget (left) and Grand Knight Ron
Feschak of Knights-of Columbus Council #4726 display the awards
they received during the annual state convention held last month in
Orlando. The council took home many awards, including the "Coun-
cil of the Year" Award for Division 3. (Knights photo)

Knights Council #4726 Takes
Top Honor at State Convention


The annual state convention
of the Knights of Columbus was
held May 27-29 at the Renais-
sance Orlando Resort.
At the convention, Knights of
Columbus Council #4726 re-
ceived the "Council of the Year"
Award for Division 3, which con-
sists of all councils with mem-
bership in excess of 151 knights.
Council #4726 currently has
441 members. Established in
1958, this is the first time the
council has received the top
council award.
The council also was awarded
the Council Activity Award,
Youth Activity Award, Member-
ship Achievement Award, "Keep


Christ in Christmas" Campaign
Award, Vocations Award, and
Council Vocations Award.
Additionally, the council sub-
mitted candidates to be consid-
ered for the Altar Server of the
Year Award. Patrick Sullivan
and Kyle Proctor both received
honorable mention. They attend
St. Joseph Parish in Winter Ha-
ven.
Council #4726 is in District
27, which consists of two Winter
Haven councils, and a council in
Haines City, Lake Wales, and
Bartow.
For further information, con-
tact Neal Branch at 206-0830.


Independence Day

Committee Sets Meeting


Fort Meade's Independence
Day Celebration committee will
meet on Thursday, June 16, at
6:30 p.m. at the Fort Meade
Community Center.
This group will coordinate
and plan the city's Forth of July
celebration.
Local churches, civic organiza-
tions, school clubs and other
groups are encouraged to have a
representative at the meeting.
"Without the cooperation of lo-
cal volunteers, the community's


efforts will'certainly fall short of
providing the quality event that
is fitting our nation's birthday,"
Dennis Guenther, director of lei-
sure services, said.
Currently, the organization is
seeking vendors, clubs and or-
ganizations and local church
groups to provide food conces-
sions, activities and entertain-
ment.
For more information on the
meeting, call 285-1110.


County Agencies To Provide

Hurricane Shelter Maps


Hurricane season began its
six-month run last week and in
preparation, Polk County Tour-
ism and Sports Marketing
(PCTSM) and Polk County
Emergency Management
(PCEM) have partnered to pro-
duce the "Polk County Public
Shelters" map.
This emergency shelter map
is designed to assist evacuees in
finding shelter during an im-
pending storm.
"We've made some changes to
the 2005 map, based on lessons
learned last year," said Mark
Jackson, director of Tourism and
Sports Marketing for Polk
County. "Prior to Hurricane
Charley, we mainly considered
the shelter map a tool for coastal
evacuees, but three direct hits
made us realize that this map is
also an important item for Polk
County residents."
In the event a hurricane
threatens Central Florida,
PCTSM will take inventory of
available accommodations and
relay the information to PCEM
and area lodging facilities. This
information is critical in helping
evacuees find available accom-


modations. PCEM also uses this
data to decide when and where
to open shelters, once area ac-
commodations reach capacity.
Evacuees can then be directed
to open shelters using the "Polk
County Public Shelters" map,
which lists shelter locations on
one side and directions to those
shelters on the other. The map
also provides important tele-
phone numbers and tips on how
to prepare for an emergency, as
well as -recommendations on
items to include in a "72-Hour
Survival Kit."
It should be noted that not
every shelter may be opened
during a particular storm, so
evacuees are advised to confirm
that a specific shelter has been
activated prior to going there.
Area lodging facilities, and
chambers of commerce, have re-
ceived a supply of maps to keep
on hand for distribution to
evacuee,
For more information, contact
Polk County Tourism and Sports
Marketing at 298-7565 or at
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Dates Set for

FCAT Retakes

Students with a certificate of
completion from a Polk County
high school since the 1999-2000
school year who wish to retake
the reading or mathematics test
of the FCAT must register by
noon on June 17.
The reading section retake
will be given June 21 and the
mathematics section on June 22
at six county sites.
To register and for more infor-
mation, call 534-0688.


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Polk County Emergency Man-
agement Division is seeking as-
sistance from the private or busi-
ness community in locating a fa-
cility that could be utilized as a
pet friendly shelter in the event
that another hurricane threat-
ens Polk County.
A pet friendly shelter is in-
tended to house both humans
and pets. In this environment,
residents can bring their pets to
the shelter and remain close by
to attend to them during their
S stay. Pets must be kept in an
approved container/pet carrier.
To date, county staff has re-
viewed several options for a pet


friendly shelter location and has
been unable to find a facility
that meets the required criteria.
Facility requirements include
a building of at least 10,000
square feet of open floor space
that is, or could be, divided into
two separate housing areas.
One area would be designated
for humans; the other for pets.
Additionally, the facility must
meet current building code re-
quirements, have bathroom fa-
cilities and ample parking space.
Anyone interested in provid-
ing a space should contact the
Emergency Management Office
at 534-5600 for further details.


Mental Health Group Holding

Hurricane Stress Symposium


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The National Alliance for the
Mentally Ill of Polk County will
sponsor a symposium focusing
on the stress caused by past and
future hurricane seasons.
The symposium will be led by
S- mental health professionals from
Crossroads Services, Inc., on Fri-
*-- day, June 24, at the First Pres-
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p.m.
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healthy responses to stress and
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"Nutrition, Exercise and the
Cancer Connection" will be pre-
sented by the H. Lee Moffitt
Cancer and Research Institute
on Saturday, June 18, from 9 to
10 a.m.
The program will be held at
the Vincent A. Stabile Research
Building Auditorium, 12902
Magnolia Drive, Tampa.
A light breakfast will be
served at 8:30 before the start of
the seminar.
Dr. Nagi B. Kumar, Moffitt's
director of department of nutri-
tion and investigator with the
Cancer Control program, will
head the discussion.
SThe seminar will discuss the
impact of healthy eating habits


Lakeland's Drug Prevention
Resource Center has been
named by the state of Florida as
one of four designated agencies
recognized for excellence in data
management.
The agency, along with its
three co-awardees, will now
serve as mentors and model pro-
grams to all other agencies that
serve the state in drug preven-
tion education.
Concise and timely data man-
agement is a tool required by the
state to measure the outcome
and effectiveness of prevention
programs.
This designation for DPRC is
a direct result of the work of ex-
ecutive director, Angela Ellison,


on cancer development.
Studies have shown up to 40
percent of cancers can be related
to personal diet and lifestyle.
The percentage indicates three
to four million cases can be pre-
vented withthe implementation
of healthier eating habits.
A healthy diet can protect
against cancers of the mouth and
pharynx, esophagus, lung, stom-
ach, colon and'rectum, larynx,
pancreas, breast and bladder.
The discussion will center on
how to decrease risk and live
more healthfully through diet,
weight control and exercise.
For more information on the
seminar or to make a reservation
by June 15, call 1-813-745-7312.


and program coordinator, Cathy
Smith, along with support and
collaboration from the entire
staff, which includes Tessie Bel-
tran, Kim Blomeley, Bonnie Bur-
hans, Jessie Davis, Jeanne He-
bert, Kelley Hutchison, Billie-
Martino, Marjorie Roberts, Ju-
dith Rowe, Patti Sarano, Shan-
non Sloan, Cathy Smith, Karen
Taylor and Susan Tukums.
For further information on
the prevention education pro-
grams and services provided by
the Drug Prevention Resource
Center, call 802-0777 or visit the
informational web site at
http://www.drugpreventionre-
source.org.


Healthy Start
Names Board

Healthy Start Coalition of
Hardee, Highlands and Polk
County appointed members to
its board of directors at an an-
nual meeting, held May 25.
Officers are Debra LoCicero,
president; Ann Hamilton, presi-
dent-elect; Chrissy. Schaff, treas-
urer; Kathy Keifling, secretary;
and Maria Bravo-Uvanni, past-
president.
Board members are Bill Fen-
ton, Jr., Tracy Fields, Kelly
Johnson, Dr. Sylvia Collins,
Ed.D, Ginger McClure, Nancy
Zachary and Carolyn Wyatt.




Stress

Program Set

"Still Stressed," a presenta-
tion 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.


The Polk County Chapter of
the American Red Cross is offer-
ing a babysitter's boot camp and
a babysitter's training class this
summer.
The boot camp runs three con-
secutive days from 9 a.m. to 3
p.m. daily. The course is for chil-
dren ages 10-17 years, and will
be held at the Polk County
Chapter office, located at 147
Avenue A, NW in Winter Haven.
The class is for children ages
11-16 years, and will be held on
June 11 also in Winter Haven.
In each, students will learn
the skills and confidence of a re-
sponsible babysitter in a fun and
interactive class. The course pro-
vides training to help partici-
pants develop skills in five criti-


cal areas: leaders
safe play, basic
and professionals:
In addition to
course, students
boot camp also wil
certified in Infa
CPR and First Aid
Light breakfast
will be provided.
need to bring a b
day.
Pre-registratio:
is required. The cc
camp is $100 and
$40.
For more info:
register, call the
Chapter at 294,59
website at http:
redcross.org.


S Red Cross Seeks
o Volunteers

Polk County's chapter of the
American Red Cross will hold
volunteer orientation on Tues-
day, June 14, at 5:30 p.m.
The orientation will be held at
the chapter office, 147 Avenue A,
NW, Winter Haven.
Participants in the orienta-
tion will learn about the divi-
sions of the Red Cross, and how
S they can get involved in activi-
ties.
Volunteers teach lifesaving
skills, first aid, CPR and babysit-
ters' training. They also help vic-
tims of disasters recover by pro-
viding food, temporary shelter,
Clothing and more.
To register for the orientation,
Class call294-5941.

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care,, first aid
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nt and Child A men's health awareness
t and snacks luncheon will be held on Mon-
st and snacks
Students will day, June 13, at noon at the Polk
ag lunch each County Opportunity Council Re-
source Center, 1045 Highway 17
n for the class South, Bartow.
st for the boot Harold Bennett, assistant
Sthe course is state attorney, will speak at the
event.
The luncheon will feature free
rmation or to
ration ornty health screenings, door prizes
SPolk C nt and a blood mobile.
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//polkcountyfl. for attendance.
For more information, call
-533-0015, ext. 147.


Bartow Community Redevelopment Agency
Accepting Redevelopment Proposals

The Bartow Community Redevelopment Agency (CRA) is
accepting proposals for redevelopment projects for fiscal year
2006 (Oct. 2005 Sept. 2006). Proposals must meet the fol-
lowing criteria:
* All Projects must be within the Bartow CRA Boundaries
* Applicants may be private, public, non-profit or commu-
nity organizations.
* All proposals must'be received by the CRA by July 15,
2005.
* Applicants should call or e-mail the CRA Office to
receive procedures and criteria for filing applications.
* Applicants may wish to contact the CRA Executive
Director to discuss their project.

For information a call 863-519-0508 or email
kboswell.cra@verizon.net
Send applications to: Mr. James Q. Duane, Exec. Dir.
Bartow CRA P.O Rv '
Bartow, FL 33831


making a plan for dealing with
the unknowns of the 2005 Hurri-
cane season.
Those attending may apply
for free private counseling and
help with other mental health
expenses related to these
stresses.
The public is invited and
there is no charge to attend.
SFor more information about
this and other NAMI programs
call 616-9642.

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Protect Children Against Identity Theft






Protect Children Against Identity Theft


By JULIE WALTERS
University of Florida

Identity theft is not just for
adults. Offenses against children
are on the rise, and a University
of Florida consumer education
expert says the problem can ac-
tually be worse for younger vic-
Stims.
"Many parents don't realize
that child identity theft exists,
which means the crime often
goes undetected for years," said
Mary Harrison, a professor with
UF's Institute of Food and Agri-
cultural Sciences.
"Parents need to know how to
recognize child identity theft be-
cause early discovery can greatly
reduce the impact on victims,"
she said. "If the crimes reported
promptly, the thief has less time
to run up debt, and authorities
have a better chance of finding
evidence."
For children under 18, the
number of identity theft com-
plaints reported to the U.S. Fed-
eral Trade Commission in-
creased by more than half be-
tween 2003 and 2004 from
about 6,400 cases to 9,800.
At the same time, the percent-
age of child victims among all
Identity theft cases increased
from 3 to 4 percent.
In some respects, identity
thieves treat personal data from
children and adults the same
way, Harrison said. Most often,
they use stolen information to
conduct fraudulent financial
transactions, though they some-
times use it to obtain govern-
ment documents such as driver's
licenses, or give it to police when
stopped or charged with a crime.
But when it comes to credit
card fraud, child identity theft,
"differs in an important respect
thieves create new credit ac-
'counts for child victims, whereas
most cases of adult identity theft
involve existing accounts, she
said. That can make the crime
worse for child victims.
According to a 2003 FTC sur-
vey, victims: of new account
fraud spend four times as much
time and almost five times as
:much money clearing their re-
cords compared with victims who
had only existing accounts ac-


Salvation Army of Western
Polk County has announced the
arrival on newly appointed offi-
cers.
Captains Edward and
Amanda Lee and their children,
Brandon, Meagan and Austin,
will begin service to the Lake-
land, Bartow, Mulberry and'Fort
Meade communities in July.
"I am looking forward to being
a part of what God is doing in
Western Polk County," Capt. Ed-
ward Lee said. "I am excited


cessed.
Victims of new account fraud
are also far more likely to en-
counter other problems, such as
denial of credit, loss of utility or
phone service and criminal in-
vestigation.
Safeguarding a child's iden-
tity requires many of the same
precautions parents should take
for themselves but with a few
twists, Harrison said.
Preschool-age children are un-
likely to be approached by scam-
mers, so parents must bear the
burden of protecting documents
and other information, she said.
Parents should avoid carrying
their child's Social Security card,
and should complain if their
child's school uses Social Secu-
rity numbers to identify stu-
dents.
For older children, the popu-
larity of personal computers in
homes and schools creates a risk
they will be victimized by Inter-
net scams such as "phishing,"
Harrison said.
"Even bright children who are
very computer-savvy may not
understand the dangers of being
too free with their personal in-
formation," she said.
Harrison recommends that
parents monitor their children's
Internet use, talk to their kids
about identity theft and tell
them what information they
should and should not share
with others.
Parents should also monitor
incoming mail for children of all
ages because credit card offers or
even debt collection notices can
indicate credit activity is taking
place already, said Linda Foley
of the Identity Theft Resource
Center, a nonprofit organization
.based in San Diego, Cal.
"Getting a credit card offer ad-
dressed to your child does not
necessarily mean there's a prob-
lem," Foley said. "If you have
opened a bank account or a fre-
quent flyer card in your child's
name, your child may'receive
mass-mailings from credit affili-
ates. Parents should call the
company that has the child's in-
formation to see if they're on a
marketing list."
Receiving debt collection no-
tices in your child's name is a


about the opportunities 'to be a
servant leader as a pastor and in
the community as a care giver."
The Lees last served at the
College for Officer Training in
Atlanta. Capt. Edward Lee was
the college's education officer,
and Capt. Amanda Lee served as
the director of the Family Life
Center.
The couple's 11 year career
with the Salvation Army has in-
cluded service in Tennessee.


much more serious indication
that your child's information is
being misused, and warrants
checking the child's credit report
with the three major credit re-
porting agencies, Experian,
TransUnion and Equifax, she
said.
Harrison said parents should
consider checking their chil-
dren's credit reports every year,
especially if they suspect their
personal information has been.
compromised.
"Ordering an annual credit re-
port for your child increases the
likelihood you will uncover child
identity theft in a timely fash-
ion," she said. "If no credit ac-
counts have been established in
your child's name, the credit
agencies will inform you that
your child does not have a credit
report."
A new federal law will make
free credit reports available to
residents of Southeastern states
on June 1.
Parents who discover evi-
dence of child identity theft
should immediately report
fraudulent activity to one of the
three major credit reporting
agencies and ask that a fraud
alert be placed on the child's
credit record, she said.
Parents also should contact
any creditors listed in the child's
credit report and file a police re-
port.
Harrison said it is vital for
parents of child victims to under-
stand the seriousness of this
crime and take action promptly.
"A person's credit score is be-
coming so important now not
just for getting credit, but also
for obtaining insurance, finding
housing, and applying for jobs,"
she said. "ID theft can have a
very far-reaching impact."
Further resources for victims
of identity theft can be found at
the ITRC's Web site at
http://www.idtheftcenter.org/in-
dex.shtml.
Free annual credit reports can
be ordered by phone at 1-877-
322-8228, or online at
https://www.annualcreditreport.
com/cra/index.jsp.


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Paul G. Samuels of Bowling
Green has been appointed to the
Peace River Basin Board.
Samuels is a public relations
manager with the Mosiac Com-
pany.
His term will end March 1,
2008.
The Peace River Basin in-
cludes DeSoto and Hardee coun-
ties, and portions of Charlotte,
Highlands and Polk counties.
For the most news in
your area read the
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SIMPLY STORAGE, located at 800 West Main Street, is now
open and held a ribbon cutting on Wednesday. Pictured (from left)
are Bartow Chamber Ambassadors Sherry Wheelock and Connie
Brown, owners Bob and Trish Pfeiffer with their children Lilly and
Cathrine, Mayme and Richard Clark, Chamber Ambassador Mary


Nominations Sought for
Beginning Farmers Committee


Nominations to the Advisory
Committee on Beginning Farm-
ers and Ranchers are being ac-
cepted until June 17.
The 20-member committee ad-
vises the secretary of agriculture
on ways to encourage federal
and state programs to provide
joint financing to beginning
farmers and ranchers as well as
methods of maximizing new op-
portunities created through fed-
eral and state programs.
About one-third of the exist-
ing 20-member committee will
be replaced this year when the
charter is renewed in August
2005. Appointments are for a
two-year term. Re-appointments
are made to assure effectiveness
and continuity of operations.
No member, other than a fed-
eral employee, can serve for
more than six consecutive years.
Members are not paid; however,
they are reimbursed for travel
expenses related to attending
meetings, which are generally
held once annually.
To qualify, members must be-
long to any of the following
groups: USDA's Farm Service
Agency (FSA); state beginning
farmer programs; commercial
lenders; private nonprofit or-


ganizations with active begin-
ning farmer or rancher pro-
grams; the Cooperative State Re-
search, Education and Extension
Service; community colleges or
other educational institutions
with demonstrated experience in
training beginning farmers or
ranchers; and other entities or
persons providing lending or
technical assistance to qualified.
beginning farmers or ranchers.
In addition, farmers and
ranchers are eligible for nomina-
tion. Form AD-755, "Advisory
Committee Membership Back-
ground Information," must be
completed for those interested in
serving on the committee. Sub-
mission of this form constitutes a
nomination, and eligible people
may nominate themselves. Let-
ters of recommendation may be
submitted.
For a copy of the form, to sub-
mit nominations or for more in-
formation, contact Mark Fal-
cone, Federal official for the Ad-
visory Committee on Beginning
Farmers and Ranchers, at 202-
720-1632, e-mail at mark.fal-
cone@usda.gov or mail to USDA-
FSA, 1400 Independence Ave.,
SW, Stop 0522, Washington,
D.C., 20250-0522.


Walk-In-Water Creek Site

Now Open For Recreation


North Walk-in-Water Creek
site is now open to the public for
nature-based recreation opportu-
nities, including hiking, nature
appreciation and bank fishing.
Polk County, through its En-
vironmental Lands Program, ac-
quired this natural area in No-
vembey 2001 for the primary
purpose of protecting important
natural resources, such as the
high quality riverine and flat-
woods habitats.
This 643-acre site is named
for the blackwater creek that
flows through the property and
connects Lake Walk-in-Water
(Lake Weohyakapka) with Lake
Rosalie. Roughly half of the
property is made up of floodplain
swamp that flanks both sides of
the creek.
Wildlife that is known to oc-
cur on or near the site includes a
variety of birds such as white
ibis, crested caracara, and wad-
ing birds. Alligators also may be
observed along the creek and in
the floodplain swamp.


Although much of the prop-
erty is wet most of the year, visi-
tors may hike the higher and
drier ground from the walk-
through gate along the north
side of the old Highway 60 road-
bed.
The marked hiking trail is
shaded and easy to navigate.
The trail leads to an oak ham-
mock where visitors may stop to
rest and observe birds and other
wildlife.
For more information, contact
the Polk County Natural Re-
sources Division at 534-7377.


Jordan, Bartow Commissioner Rosie Thornburg, Bob and Mary Pfeif-
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bara Newell and Chamber Ambassador Pam Mitchell. For more in-
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DREAMSTREET DANCERS will be as
sweet as the candy they are holding during the
studio's annual performance. Dancing this week-
end are (from left) back Aydney Cabrera,


Sarah Emery, Amy Powell, Angel Thomas, Tris-
ten Walling, Grace Bass; front Kyndal Brow-
der and Jasmine Robins. (Photo provided)


STAFF AND VOLUN-
TEERS carried boxes of records
from the Polk County Historical
Museum and the Polk County
Property Appraiser's office as a
precautionary measure during
the fire Monday. The museum is
housed in the old courthouse.
Neither building was damaged.
- (Staff photo by Rustin Dwyer)


DreamStreet Sets Annual Performance Rehab Fund


DreamStreet Studios will hold
its annual performance this
weekend.
Show times are 7 p.m. on Sat-
urday, June 11, and 2 p.m. on
Sunday, June 12. Both perform-
ances will be held at Bartow
High School's auditorium.
DreamStreet dancers come
from around the county and

Fire

(Continued from Page 1A)
dope."
In a statement later in the
meeting, DeLegge expressed his
appreciation for Bartow firefight-
ers and others who came to help,
but said there would be an inves-
tigation due to the allegations.
"There have been some con-
flicting stories regarding water
and pressure which have not
been substantiated at this time,"
he said.

State Fire Marshals complet-
ed their work on the site today,
but have not yet issued a report
on the cause of the fire.
Main Street and Wilson
Avenue will remain closed until
the area is safe. The fear is that
vibrations from traffic could col-
lapse part of the Jerue building.
Both buildings still have hot
spots, Fire Chief Jay Robinson
said. While the second floors
were destroyed, the first floors
had lots of water and smoke dam-
age, but no fire damage.
When the fire began just
before 7 a.m. Monday, shifts werd
changing at Bartow Fite
Department, so more firefighters
were available than would have
been later. Four went from the
departing shift and two from the
oncoming shift. One firefighter
was on each of the two trucks,
two took the hose into the build-
ing, one fed the hose and one was
at the hydrant, Robinson
recalled.
Smoke was coming from the
roof, so more firefighters were
called in, as was the county
department.
Once the firefighters inside
the building used their air, they
had to come out and there
weren't enough firefighters to
send another team back in. Also
the fire had become very hot and
if the roof collapsed, heavy air
conditioning units could have
fallen on the firefighters,
Robinson said.
Case Agent Rebecca Garrett of
the state Fire Marshall's office,
said that investigators use a sys-
tematic investigation of tracking
patterns, from the area of least
damage to most damage.
Specialized investigators, includ-
ing K-9 Officers Xena and Eric
Saccasyn, were called in, she
said.
.Spared from fire damage was
the yet-to-open Beyond the
Millennium salon, owned by
Michelle Lackey. She was
allowed to retrieve some of her
supplies and equipment after the
fire was out. The business, on the
first floor of the Gateway build-
ing, did suffer water and smoke
:damage.
Jim Duane, executive director
of the Community
Redevelopment Agency, said he
doesn't know what effect the fire
will have on the Downtown
Bartow streetscaping project.
,Work wasn't scheduled to switch'
to the north side of the street for
another month, so depending on
;demolition plans, there may not
be a delay.
Of most concern is getting the
street back open. Merchants,
some of whom have already
shortened their hours because of
construction, are really hurting
from the combination of construc-
tion blockage and the fire, he
said.


study a variety of dance styles.
This year's performance will fea-
ture Broadway, Spanish and
contemporary music.
Tickets to the event are $7 at
the door. Two dollars of each sale
will go to the American Cancer
Society's Relay for Life Effort.
Both performances are dedi-
cated to Kim Tucker.

Accidents

(Continued from Page 1A)
Saturday, shortly before 8:30
a.m., 4.5 miles west of Mulberry.
According to the Florida
Highway Patrol, Guerys A.
Garcia, 28, of Lakeland, was
traveling east on Shepherd Road,
approaching the Coronet Road
intersection.
Ms. DeNolasco was stopped on
Coronet Road at the intersection.
A 2004 Nissan SUV, driven by
Lori A. Stuart, 29, of Lakeland,
was stopped on Shepherd Road
at the intersection, waiting to
proceed west. Approaching the
intersection behind her was
Lynda R. Mack, 47, of Lakeland,
driving a 2002 Ford
Thunderbird.
Ms. DeNolasco proceeded into
north on Coronet Road, but
Garcia failed to stop, striking Ms.
DeNolasco's car on the driver's
side and pushing it northeast,
according to Trooper R.O. Lanier.
Her car hit the left side of


"Kim was a 25-year cancer
survivor who lost her life to that
dreadful disease last year,"
DreamStreet owner Trish Pfeif-
fer said. "She will always be re-
membered for her gentle spirit,
kind heart and warm smile. It
was Kim's love of dance that
makes dancing in her memory
an inspiration."


Stuart's
car and began to rotate counter
clockwise and end up on
Shepherd Road facing west.
Stuart's car was pushed back-
ward and hit the front bumper of
Mack's car. Garcia's car came to
rest facing east on Shepherd
Road.
Ms. DeNolasco died at the
scene, FHP reported. Four pas-
sengers in her car were taken to
the hospital for injuries. They are
Crisanto Victoriano Nolasco, 39;
Fabiola Nolasco, 5; Nain Nolasco,
4; and Paola Nolasco, 4 months.
They were all wearing seat belts,
according to the report.
Minor injuries were reported
to Stuart and her passenger,
Hailey Stuart, 11. They also were
wearing seat belts, the trooper
said.
Damages to the Garcia car
were estimated at $2,000; to the
DeNolasco car, $5','000; the Stuart
car, $5,000; the Mack car, $250.


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Cody just underwent his fifth
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hand Monday to serve food, water, juice, and
snacks to firefighters and other emergency per-
sonnel on hand during the fire. Set up in the
parking lot across the street from the burning
buildings were (from left) volunteers Bob Faneuf


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IT ONLY TOOK THREE INNINGS of work, but Bartow
Intimidator's pitcher Melissa Lanier's shutout performance against
the Manatee Attitudes went down as a no-hitter. With some help from
her defense, Lanier cruised through three hitless innings while her
team quickly raked up a 12-0 lead, ending the game by mercy rule.
The Intimidators would end up finishing second overall in the
International Softball Association's Memorial Day Classic
Tournament. (Photo provided)


PCC Basketball Camp

Set for June 20-24


Instead of endless days play-
ing computer games, watching
TV or just hanging around the
house, school aged children can
spend this summer learning the
fundamentals of shooting and
dribbling at Polk Community
College's Basketball Camp from
June 20 to 24.
The Matt Furjanic Polk
Basketball Camp is named for
PCC's basketball head coach.
Coach Furjanic will be on hand at


This Week

In Sports


June 9 to June 13
Thursday
Lakeland Tigers at
Clearwater, 7 p.m.
Devil Rays at Reds, 7:10 p.m.
Friday
Winter Haven Warthogs at
Orlando, 7 p.m.
Lakeland Tigers at
Clearwater, 7 p.m.
Devil Rays at Pirates, 7:05
p.m.
Saturday
Winter Haven Warthogs at
Orlando (doubleheader), 4 p.m.
Lakeland Tigers at at home
vs. Fort Myers, 7 p.m.
Lakeland ThunderBolts at
home vs. Maulers, 7 p.m.
Devil Rays at Pirates, 7:05
p.m.
Sunday
Lakeland Tigers at at home
vs. Fort Myers, 1 p.m.
Devil Rays at Pirates, 1:35
p.m.
Monday
Winter Haven Warthogs at
home vs. Zephyrhills, 7 p.m.
Lakeland Tigers at at home
vs. Fort Myers, 7 p.m.
Devil Rays at home vs.
Brewers, 7:05 p.m.


The deadline to apply for 2005-
06 special-opportunity hunts
offered by the Florida Fish and
Wildlife Conservation
Commission (FWC) is June 15.
Special-opportunity hunts
offer hunters vast areas, abun-
dant game, low hunter quotas
and excellent chances to bag
quality deer, hogs and released
quail on select wildlife manage-
ment areas throughout Florida.
To apply for these permits,
visit any license agent or tax col-
lector's office or submit an appli-
cation online at MyFWC.com.


Demand for these hunts is typ
ically greater than the number o
available slots, so a randon
drawing is conducted to selec
hunters. Hunters can improve
their chances of being selected b)
submitting as many non-refund
able $5 applications as they want
The cost of the hunts for selected
applicants ranges from $50 tc
$175.
Visit MyFWC.com/hunting foi
more information on how to apply
for special-opportunity hunt per-
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"WIRY, ATHLETIC BODY, with strong wrists and forearms," is
what the first line of the Pittsburgh Pirates scouting report said
about Andrew McCutchen. The Pirates selected the Fort Meade slug-
ger as the 11th overall pick in the 2005 First-Year Player Draft. The
report also calls the 18-year-old, "a gap-to-gap hitter with some pop,
he has had success with wooden bats. Good first step and acceleration
in center, exciting, five-tool player." (File photo by Rustin Dwyer)


Liber-Tee Golf Classic

Scheduled June 25


This year's Liber-Tee Golf
Classic will be held Saturday,
June 25, beginning at 8 a.m., at
the Bartow Golf Course.
Proceeds from event will defer
some of the costs of the 25th
annual Fourth of July
Celebration, to include fireworks.
The public is invited to partici-
pate. Golf, food, prizes, and fun
will be the order of the day.
The cost is $50 per person to
play, or $100 for those who wish
to be a sponsor only.
The format will be a four per-
son scramble, allowing any hand-
icap player to take part in the 18-


the Winter Haven campus gym
from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Monday
through Friday to instruct chil-
dren in grades one through nine.
The camp was originally
planned to meet in July, but con-
struction in the gym forced a date
change.
The fee is $85 per child and
includes a T-shirt and basketball.
For more information call 297-
1010, ext. 5813.


hole play.
Forms and information are
available at the Bartow Golf
Course. Deadline to turn in forms
is Friday, June 17.
For more information, call 533-
6547, 428-2597, 428-3996, and
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IT'S NOT THE #9 DODGE CHARGER, but Kasey Kahne,
NASCAR's 2004 Rookie of the Year, didn't mind spending his
Memorial Day in something with a little less horsepower. He was rac-
ing 14 lucky fans on Adventure Quest Raceway, the go-kart track
located inside Wild Adventures Theme Park. Fresh off a Nextel Cup
victory a few weeks ago, Kahne took it easy on the less-experienced
racers, allowing a few to cross the finish line first. After the race,
Kahne signed autographs and posed for pictures with many of his
adoring fans. The popular event was another part of Wild Adventures
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Bartow fire. Tarps were set up in the parking lot across the street toHours: Monday Friday 8am 5:30 pm
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instant drama in the lives of the community and of
those most deeply affected by the fire. They also cre-
ate dramatic photographs.
An event that will be talked about for years, the
fire in downtown Bartow on June 6, 2005, was an
historic happening that we wanted to document as
thoroughly as we could.
Smoke is pushed by a fireball into the sky from
the Gateway Insurance-Jerue Trucking building
(above). Firefighters from several departments
worked together to fight the flames and save the


third building on the 200 block of East Main Street.
A fireman breaks a window in the center building,
to help efforts in fighting the flames (top center).
Two firefighters manned each hose aimed at the
blaze.
Flames burst from the inside of the Gateway
building up through the roof (top right), and burn
beams seen through a window (below).
Bartow Fire Department's ladder truck, manned
by Lt. Jimmy Schaill, sends a steady stream onto
the roof of the Gateway building from the intersec-
tion of Main Street and Wilson Avenue.


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News




New Experience Sets Birthday
Celebration, Youth Extravaganza


A birthday celebration is
planned for Deacon Williams at
New Experience Victory and
Praise in Bartow Thursday, June
9.
For more information, call
Missionary Mary or Sara Luster
at 533-9758.

The youth department at New
Experience Victory and Praise


will be celebrating its second
annual Youth Extravaganza on
Saturday, June 11, at 7 p.m.
Youth from surrounding areas
are invited to participate in the
event.
The church is located at 870
Main Street.
Elder Rod Bostic is pastor, and
Minister Warner is assistant pas-
tor.


St. Paul AME Sets Bible School


,ead
ry


Anniversary
Celebration
In recognition of Asbury
United Methodist Church's 50th
anniversary, Earl King, retired
local music teacher, will once
again : dirdct' ,th 'Brothers and
Sisters, "Asbury's former youth
choir, in concert Saturday, June
11, at 7:30 p.m., in the church
sanctuary. '
The group also will provide
the special'music for the anniver-
sary celebration on oSunday, June
12, at 10:30 am. ,.:
The choir was formed in the.
fall Qf 1973 .with,-13 members,
and, eventually the number grew
to 62.A church dinner is planned
prior to t'he .concert Saturday
evening. ,
All families ard friends of the
choir members,.as.well as friends
of Asbury are invited to attend
the concert Saturd.ay night and
: hi eor'.icL' onr'Sifi8ay, which will
be tf.llo'.'..ed by a receptior in the
fel,:1'.-I ip l lL.' '1
For additional-' formationo,
call the church office at 533-2301.


"Spotlight on Jesus" is the
theme of St. Paul AME Church in
Fort Meade's Vacation Bible
School, set Sunday through
Wednesday, June 12-15.
The theme is based on John
8:12, NIV, "I am the light of the
world. (Whoever follows me will
never walk in darkness, but will
have the light of life.)"
The school will run from 5 to
7:30 nightly.
Students will participate in a
daily devotion, Bible study, arts


and crafts activity, inside/outside
games, movie, and an evening
snack.
Students will be separated into
five groups: pre-school, 2-5 years;,
primary, 6-8 years; juniors, 9-12
years; teens, 13-19 years; and
adults, 20 and older.
The church is located at 31
Southeast Fourth Street.
For more information, call
Pastor Shirley A. Williams at
285-7334, or Sis. Barbara
McClellan at 533-6772.


David Phelps Concert Tour


Musings From God's Penma



Weight Loss for the Motivationally-Challenged: Laughtercises


By REV. JAMES L. SNYDER
Finally, someone has come up
with a weight loss program I can
sink my teeth into without guilt.
And, I say it's about time.
I can't speak for anybody else,
but I'm fed up with diet programs
that simply beat me to death. I'm
tired of starving myself to death
under the pretense of dieting and
exercising my body to the brink of
absolute exhaustion.
It's about time someone looked
on the lighter side of dieting.
According to a recent study in
Athens, Greece, scientists have
found a good laugh is a calorie
burner not to be ignored. You can
be sure this gained my attention.
Some American researchers
found that 10 to 15 minutes of
genuine giggling can burn off the
number of calories found in a
medium square of chocolate.
These scientists discovered a way
to measure how many calories
people burn when they laugh.
When I read this, I laughed for
39 minutes, allowing me to eat
two medium squares of chocolate.
At this rate, I'll be able to eat sev-
eral pounds of chocolate a day.
Now that's what I call a diet.
According to their findings, the
average person burns 20 percent
more calories when laughing,
compared to not laughing. If
somebody laughs for 10 or 15
minutes a day they would burn
up to 50 calories, depending on
body size and the intensity of the
laughter.
This means if I laughed for 10


to 15 minutes a day, I would burn
enough calories to lose 4-1/2
pounds in a year. And that's noth-
ing to laugh at.
This means in 50 years I would
completely disappear from the
face of the earth. Which poses a
question: when a person loses
weight, where does that weight
go?
I'm not one to jump on the lat-
est bandwagon, but there is noth-
ing funny about carrying around
extra weight. For some it's like
having a monkey on their back -
for me it's more like a gorilla.
Up to this point, my weight
loss program has been a laughing
matter. Little did I know my
laughing was burning calories.
My exercise program has been
a real joke,'which may have done
me good and I didn't know it. To
be honest, my regimen has not
produced the results I desired.
Just a few months ago, I exer-
cised my right as an American cit-
izen to vote for the president of
my choice, which has been quite
taxing on me, you can be sure.
This kind of exercise takes
more out of a person than realized
at the time, and must be good
because I lost a great chunk of
money in paying my taxes this
year.
Every day I exercise my right
to remain silent when the
Gracious Mistress of the
Parsonage is giving me a piece of
her mind.
Although I have not lost any
weight with this exercise, I
haven't lost any night's sleep


either. Personally, I think it's a
good trade-off.
Now, with this new informa-
tion I shall change my whole
approach to dieting. Instead of
working hard, exercising every
day, and watching what I eat, I
shall throw caution to the wind
and laugh all day long.
I shall laugh off all criticism
with good humor. I shall roll in
the aisles with uncontrollable
mirth.
My only concern is that I don't
die laughing.
For the observant person, like
Yours Truly, each day provides
plenty of things to laugh at. My
only problem is to know exactly
where to start laughing.
I could start laughing at my
Beloved, but I'm sure I would lose
something other than weight and
I don't want to go there, if you
know what I mean.
A good guffaw, I've discovered,
carries more than just personal
benefits.
An old proverb says, "Laugh,
and the whole world laughs with
you."
So, I can see where my laugh-
ing is going to help other people
lose weight. Why didn't somebody
think of this before?
I may have lost some time, but
be assured I am determined to
giggle my way to supreme health
in the days ahead.
To begin my regimen of laugh-
ter, I only need to wake up in the
morning.
Believe me when I say, not
waking up in the morning is no


Coming to Lake Wales in July Knights Council #7091 Donates
Award-winning vocalist David additionally premiere songs from Fundsto Three Local Charities
Phelps, twice nominated for his upcoming sophomore release, ,.


"Male Vocalist of the Year" by the
Gospel Music Association, will
bring his 20-city headline tour to
Lake Wales in July.
Phelps is joined on the tour by
Gotee Records recording artist
John Anderson and comedian
Daren Streblow.
Anderson unveiled his musical
debut "Seamless" in March of this
year, and Streblow performs "pas-
tor-approved, observational" com-
edy, a spokesman said.
Travlrsiiig the nation itnsup-
port of his 2004 debut solo
release, "Revelation," Phelps will


"Life Is a Church," due out in
September.
The concert will take place at
First Baptist Church of Lake
Wales, 338 East Central Avenue,
on Saturday, July 9, at 7 p.m.
Tickets are $13 general admis-
sion, and $20 for artist circle.
Group rates are available.
For further information, call.
676-3436, ext. 224.

People in the Know
In Bartow
Read The Leader


Three charities serving the
needs of handicapped children
throughout Polk County have
received a collective windfall of
$4,500 from Knights of Columbus
Council 7091 of Cypress Gardens.
Presented with checks of
$1,500 each during a recent K of
C meeting were the Achievement
Academy (formerly the Child
Development Center of Polk
County), the Polk .County
Association for Handicapped
Citizens, and Special Olympics.
K of C Council 7091 raised the
funds during its annual Tootsie


Roll Drive in March.
Grand Knight Tom Habina
presented the checks to Claire
Schwartz of the Achievement
Academy, Chris Miller of Special
Olympics, and Deborah Iverson of
the Polk County Association of
Handicapped Citizens.
"We are pleased to help these
fine organizations so that they
can continue being of service to
handicapped children and adults
throughout.Polk County," Habina
said.
The council distributed Tootsie
Rolls at Wal-Mart, Publix,


Walgreens and K-Mart.
Tootsie Rolls also were distrib-
uted at Chain O' Lakes Stadium
prior to a Cleveland Indians exhi-
bition game.
In addition to the annual
Tootsie Roll Drive, Knights of
Columbus Council 7091 raises
funds for local charities through-
out the year with its Sunday and
Thursday evening bingos, which
are open torthe public at the K of
C. Hall, 401 Third Street
Southwest in Winter Haven.
Doors open at 5:30 p.m. with the
"Quarters Up" round of bingo..


laughing matter. WhenaI .wake
up, 1 yawn, stretch, and then go tq
the bathroom. One look in th4
mirror in. the morning is good .for
a good belly laugh, which helps
starts the day in the right direc-
tion.
For the next laugh, I turn to
the early 'morning news pro-
grams, which is good for a laugh-
a-minute.'
We truly live in a funny world,
at least for the person who takes
the time to see the funny side of
the street.
All those people on early morn-
ing television seriously think
what they say is important. When
in reality, very little of what they
say makes any difference in any-
one's day.
If they only knew how insignif-
icant their opinions are, they
probably wouldn't get up in the
morning and go to work. They
give, on any given morning, side-
splitting, rib-tickling, laugh-a-
minute exercises.
If you happen to see me walk-
ing down the street with. a smile
all over my face, don't be alarmed.
I am engaged in my Laughtercise
for the day.
In this matter of gaining and
losing, there is one thing I don't
want to lose.
Jesus said, "For what is a man
profited, if he shall gain the whole
world, and lose his own soul? Or
what shall a man,' give in
exchange for his soul?" (Matthew
16:26 KJV).
Losing your soul is no laughing
matter.


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By JANICE JARED
Staff Writer
Cornerstone Church of God
in Fort Meade welcomed Rev.
Jonathan Robert Walker as
%senior pastor of the church on
.Sunday, May 29.
Reverend Walker is joined
at the church by his wife,
Ingrid, and their 14-month-old
daughter, Hannah Katherine.
,. Reverend Walker received
his education, including inter-
.national studies, from Lee
College in Cleveland, Tenn. He
served two years in the
Tennessee and Virginia
National Guard, six years
active duty in the Army, and is
a Gulf War veteran.
He became a licensed
exhorter with the Church of
[God in 1997, an ordained min-
ister in 2000, and an ordained
bishop with the Church of God
,in.2002.
..Reverend Walker served as
interim senior pastor for
,Lighthouse Church of God in
Lithia and Bassinger Church
of God. While in Bassinger, he
was involved in the outreach n
ministry at Faith Farm g
.Rehabilitation., Facility in A
Okeechobee. g
From January .1999 until (P
May 2005, he has served as
senior pastor- and director at
Bamberg Christian Servicemen's
Center" in Bamberg, Germany;
Lighthouse Christian
Servicemen's Center in La
Maddalena, Italy; and recently,
Newlife Christian Servicemen's
,Center in Mannheim, Germany.
SWhile' overseas, Reverend
walker has been involved in
remodeling and upgrading facili-
ties at the various churches he
,pastored. He has-conducted street
!evangelism, ministered at local
military chapels, conducted vaca-'
tion Bible schools, set up women's
Bible studies under the direction
of military lay leaders, setup and
maintainedd a church website, ini-
tiated family training programs
'Osing'"Growing Kids God's Way"
curriculum, and trained minister-
ial staff as a supervising pastor
for the Church of God Ministerial


Fees will be collected at the
door.
Other teens are invited to
.meet with the group on Wednes-
day nights at 7, and even join
them at camp. The cost for the
camp is $270 per teen, which in-
cludes lodging, meals, and activi-
ties, such'as revival-type serv-
ices designed for teens, games,
physical and spiritual chal-
lenges, and swimming.
The. church is located at the
corner of East Georgia and High-
way 17, across the street from
the old Food Lion Shopping Cen-,
ter.
Sor more information, call the
church at 533-7287.


Oak Park VBS
Starts Sunday
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 sou-
venir shop of crafts, music in the
Tune-up Station, and RV camp-
related refreshments and recrea-
tion.
The church is located at 615
Olandt.
For more information, call
Florene Mizell at 285-9608.


June 9, 2005 The Polk County Democrat 3B


Out of My Range by Pawn ade


ion


8


Cornerstone Church Welcomes New Pastor


ulu.
of God The youth group of Turning'
unless Point Worship Center (formerly
rt of the Bartow Christian Assembly) is
I is not hosting an "all you caneat" pan-
cake breakfast this Saturday,
June 11, from 7 to 11:30 a.m., at
the church.
The group is hosting the event
to raise funds to go to a week-
long Bible camp next month at
the Word of Life Conference Cen-
ter in Hudson. :
The meal includes pancakes,
sausage, and a beverage of milk, :
juice, and/or coffee.
Meals are. $6 for adults and.
children 10 or older, and $3 for
children aged 3-10; There is no
charge for children younger than
-3.
:compa-
Sinvad-
e I met ,
ecessful Ernie Couch in
ost his
ssional Concert at
ty, and Christian Home
portant
Ernie Couch and Revival will
royer of be ministering in song Saturday,
SAll he June 25, at 7 p.m., at Christian
Home Freewill Baptist Church
'e their in Bartow.
oid the The church is located at 1125
accept- Highway 17 South.
paniori- For more information, contact
make Pastor Reginald Palmer at 533-
id the 7905, or call the church at 533-
4737.



SFull Gospel
Church to Host
Blackwood Bros.
Full Gospel Fellowship
Church in Fort Meade will host
'2 the Blackwood Brothers in con-
cert Sunday, June 12, from 10
a.m. to noon.
The church is located on
Highway 17 South.
James Whittington is pastor.


Rev. Tom and Gail Capps

Rev. Tom Capps to Minister
At Bartow Pentecostal Revival


Rev. Jonathan Robert Walker, his wife, Ingrid, and their 14-
lonth-old daughter, Hannah Katherine, were welcomed to the congre-
ation of Cornerstone Church of God in Fort Meade on Sunday, May 29.
s the new pastor, Reverend Walker said he would like to see the church
row, while remaining a "small, family type church with heart." -
?hoto provided)


Internship Program (MIP).
He has been involved in prison
ministry, mission fundraising
projects, English language teach-
ing, homeless ministries, singles
ministry, and has served in a min-
istry team that lived and evange-
lized in Lima, Iqitos, and remote
locations in the Andes.
Reverend Walker, 38, was born
in Saginaw, Mich., to parents who
are pastors with the Church of
God. Growing up, he experienced.
life in many different areas of the
Central and Eastern United
States.
He married Ingrid Lynn
Wilson from Lexington, Ky., in
2000.
Soon to join the couple's
daughter is her brother, Ethan
Grant, scheduled to be born July
4. n
Pending closing, the couple


will reside at the newly-acquired
church pastorate, at Third Street
Northeast, the former home of
City Manager Al Minner.
After returning to the United
States, Reverend Walker said he
and his wife felt from the begin-
ning that it was God's will for
them to come to Fort Meade. This
was confirmed by the Florida
state overseer and a 100-percent
vote by the church.
I"I would like to see
Cornerstone Church become a big
church, as far as growth, but a
small, family type church with
henrf Reverendr Wallkrr said


"A move of the spirit
and revival is great, but
people feel love, feel a par
family of God, their need
met."


Reflections

:.- ,'-.... : th Dr m Desr oye
.On Faith
Avi th Drea Ds
"Aood "the Dream Destroyers


By ROGER CAMPBELL

S.-When I graduated from high
School, the commencement speak-
r .predicted pur children and
grandchildren would go on dates
to the:moon and stars in space-
ships.- '
SHis Star Trek dream was off
the beiami, but give him credit for
.reaming. Some go thi'ough life
expecting 'the least and aren't
.Aurprised.when they receive it.
[ Often these dreamless ones
once had high hopes, but were
shot down by dream destroyers -
teople who underestimated their
potential and undermined their.
faith. They accepted the predic-
tions of pessimists when rejecting
them would have preserved their.
lppes for the future.
: Christian Powell had longed to
become an attorney. He had set
this ambitious goal early in life,
bht was then afflicted .by two
dreaded diseases: tuberculosis
and polio.
: Both diseases hospitalized him
for long periods of time and the
latter paralyzed most of the major
muscles in the lower part of his
body.
When he was discharged from
the hospital after his bout with
polio. at the age of 19, there
seer ed little hope that he could'
cchup academically or even go
to college, let alone tackle the rig-
orous and expensive course lead-
irig to a law degree.
Many thought his plan was a
pipe dream.'
:'But Christian wouldn't con-
cede to. the dreamiI destroyers.
Sending many hours each day,
building upt his body aMid study-


ging, he kept pressing toward his
goal.
One year later, he enrolled in a
special college prep course that
allowed him to get his high school
diploma, and 10 years later he
walked across a graduation plat-
form to receive his law degree.
By that time he was married,
the father of four sons, and
already successful. in the field of
accounting.
Within a few years after
receiving his law degree,
Christian had become the manag-
ing partner in a growing law firm,
was active politically, and was a
successful land developer.
Then something happened
that added a new dimension to
Christian's life.
Workers in one of his political
campaigns invited him to a
Thanksgiving dinner at their
church. Accepting that invitation
brought Christian to faith and
introduced him to blessings
beyond his wildest dreams.
Today, one of Christian's sons
is the pastor of that church.
Some dream destroyers are
negative people who specialize in
low expectations and others are
substances that sabotage success.
Alcohol and other' drugs
destroy vision and motivation.
Those who choose to inhale,
ingest, or inject confidence, ela-
tion, and peace find these fake
feelings poor substitutes for the
satisfaction that comes from
accomplishments.
Solomon said those who expect
alcohol to solve their problems
and fulfill their dreams are
deceiving, themselves (Proverbs
20:1).
, While a student at the Moody


Bible Institute, I once ac
nied a ministry team that
ed Chicago's skid row. There
a man who had been a suc
dentist. Now he had 1(
home,, his family, his profe
standing in the communi
all that had once been im]
to him.
Alcohol, his dream destr
choice, had wiped him out
had left was his, bottle.
Graduates who treasury
dreams will want to avo
dream destroyers, wisely
ing the counsel and comr
ship of people who will
their faith stronger ar
future brighter every day.


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Revival is set at Bartow
Pentecostal Church of God this
Sunday, June 12, through
Wednesday, June 15.
Guest speaker for the services
is Rev. Tom Capps.
Reverend Capps pastored for
nearly 30 years in the Plant City
area, and his church was the
largest Pentecostal church in
Plant City at that time, a
spokesman said.
.He served as presbyter with
the Assemblies of God for 12
years, and is now serving as pres-
byter with the Florida
Pentecostal Church of God. He


had the honor of serving as chap-
lain for the Florida Senate, as
well as chaplain for the Florida
Holiday Inns.
Reverend Capps and his wife,
Gail, minister in both word and
song. They share "tests" which
they have been "allowed in hopes
of helping to encourage, as well
as strengthen, the faith of oth-
ers."
Revival services will be held at
11 a.m. and 6 p.m. Sunday, and at
7 p.m. Monday through
Wednesday.
The church is located at 325
Lyle Parkway.


First Baptist Bartow VBS
Carnival Kickoff June 18


First Baptist Church of
Bartow's "Ramblin' Road Trip"
Vacation Bible School will kick off
Saturday, June 18, with a carni-
val from 10 a.m. tonoon.
The event will. feature games
and prizes. Meals consisting of a
hot dog and drink will be avail-
able for $1.
The school will be held from
Monday, June 20, through Friday,


June 24, from 8:45 a.m. to 12:30
p.m. daily.
.Children who have completed
kindergarten through the sixth
grade are invited to attend.
Childcare for younger children is
not provided.
The church is located at 410
East Church Street, across from
the City Hall.


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salt and black pepper.


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Refrigerated Angel Hair Pasta,
cooked, drained and kept warm
1/2 teaspoon black pepper,
coarsely ground
2 tomatoes, thinly sliced
Combine water and bouillon
in small bowl; stir to dissolve.
Place broccoli, broth, cheese,
basil, olive oil and garlic in food
processor or blender; cover.
Process until smooth.
Toss broccoli pesto with
pasta; sprinkle with pepper.
Serve with tomato slices.
Serves four.


Side Dishes
Side dishes with broccoli
shine like stars. Broccoli is
delicious with a variety of fla-
vors and paired with other veg-
gies.

Vegetable Florets with
Cheddar Sauce
Everything, well almost
everything, tastes better under
a layer of cheese.
2 cups (6 oz.) cauliflower flo-
rets
2 cups (6 oz.) broccoli florets
1/3 cup water
1 tablespoon margarine or
butter
1 tablespoon all-purpose
flour
1/2 cup Carnation
Evaporated Milk
1/2 cup (2 oz.) cheddar
cheese, shredded
1 can (4 oz.) sliced mush-
rooms, drained
Place cauliflower, broccoli
and water in large saucepan.
Bring to a boil. Reduce heat to
low; cover. Cook for 12 to 15
minutes or until vegetables are
crisp-tender. Drain; remove
vegetables from saucepan.
Melt margarine in same
saucepan over medium heat.
Stir in flour. Add evaporated
milk; cook, stirring constantly,
until mixture comes to a boil
and is thickened. Add cheese;
stir until melted. Stir in mush-
rooms; remove from heat. Stir
in cauliflower and broccoli.
Serves four.


Broccoli in Szechwan
Sauce
6 cups broccoli florets
1/4 cup water
2 tablespoons white rice
vinegar
2 tablespoons soy sauce
2 tablespoons lime juice
1 teaspoon cornstarch
1 teaspoon garlic powder
Blanch broccoli florets, a lit-
tle at a time, in boiling water
until tender-crisp. Drain well
and set aside, keeping warm.
In a small saucepan, com-
bine water, vinegar, soy sauce,
lime juice, cornstarch, and gar-
lic powder; cook on low heat
until begins to thicken, about 1
minute. Immediately pour over
the cooked broccoli and toss
gently. Serve hot.
Serves four.


Peppered Broccoli
I would add even more red
pepper, as I love hot things.
1 tablespoon olive oil
2 cloves garlic, finely
chopped (optional)
1/8 teaspoon crushed red
pepper
6 cups broccoli florets
1 cup red bell pepper strips
(about 1 small)
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon ground black
pepper
Heat olive oil in large, non-
stick skillet over medium-high
heat. Add garlic and crushed
red pepper; cook for 30 seconds.
Stir in broccoli and bell pepper.
Cook, stirring occasionally,
for 5 to 6 minutes or until veg-
etables are tender. Season with


ATTENTION!

Sexual offenders and sexual predators live in the
Bartow area. State law says you have the right to know
who they are and where they live.
The Bartow Police Department has placed binders
at City Hall and at the Bartow Public Lbrary, containing
information sheets on all known sexual offenders and
sexual predators living in the Bartow area.
They are available for public viewing during
normal City Hall and library hours.

"PubcSerkce announcement


Broccoli Parmesan
1 package (16-oz.) frozen
broccoli
2 tablespoons butter, melted
1 teaspoon grated Parmesan
cheese
1 teaspoon chopped fresh
parsley
Cook broccoli according to
package directions; drain.
In a bowl, combine butter,
Parmesan cheese and parsley;
mix well. Pour over broccoli
and toss to coat evenly. Serve
warm.
Serves four.


Sesame Broccoli
Instead of vegetable oil, try
sesame, chili or walnut oil in
this dish.
1 pound broccoli, trimmed
and chopped
1 tablespoon vegetable oil
1 tablespoon rice vinegar
1 tablespoon soy sauce
1 tablespoon toasted sesame
seeds
2 teaspoons sugar
Steam broccoli for 5 min-
utes, or until tender; drain. In
a small saucepan, combine oil,
vinegar, soy sauce, sesame
seeds and sugar. Heat to boil-
ing. Pour over broccoli and toss
to coat evenly. Serve immedi-
ately.
Serves four.


Balsamic Broccoli
1-1/2pounds broccoli, cut
into 1-inch pieces
1/4 cup olive oil
1-1/2 tablespoons balsamic
vinegar
1 teaspoon Dijon mustard
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon ground black
pepper
In a medium-size saucepan
with a steamer, cover and
steam broccoli 5-7 minutes, or
until crispy-tender.
In a small bowl whisk
together oil, vinegar and mus-
tard. Season with salt and pep-
per.
Remove broccoli from steam-
er, place on plates, and splash
with the balsamic vinaigrette.
Serves five.


Soups
Broccoli soups are just plain
good. Make extra and use your
homemade soup in casseroles.

Broccoli Cheese Soup
Use vegetable broth instead
for a vegetarian meal.
3 cans (14-1/2 fl. oz. each)
reduced-sodium chicken broth
2 packages (16 oz. ea) frozen
cut broccoli
1 small onion, coarsely
chopped
1 teaspoon bottled minced
garlic
1-1/2 cups dry Carnation
Instant Nonfat Dry Milk
1/2 cup water
1/4 cup all-purpose flour
1 cup shredded cheddar
cheese
Heat broth in large
saucepan to boiling. Add broc-
coli, onion and garlic. Return to
a boil. Reduce heat to low;
cover. Cook for 5 to 7 minutes
or until broccoli is tender.
Remove from heat; cool
slightly. Transfer half of veg-
etable-broth mixture to
blender or food processor (in
batches, if necessary); cover.
Blend until desired consisten-
cy. Return to saucepan.
Combine dry milk, water
and flour in medium bowl; mix
well. Stir into soup; season
with salt and ground black
pepper. Heat through. Add
cheese. Stir over low heat until
melted. Sprinkle with addition-
al cheese, if desired.


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Gardens Brighten Seniors' Lives


Rebecca's Garden
.star partners with
senior care services
to make gardening fun
again for older adults



Rebecca Kolls, star of the pop-
ular syndicated television show
"Rebecca's Garden," is partnering
with the eldercare service Home
Instead Senior Care this year in a
campaign to make gardening fun
again for maturing adults.
The public education campaign
is designed to bring back the joy
of gardening to seniors who are
having difficulty maintaining gar-
dens or who have given up gar-
dening altogether because of ill-
ness or the conditions of aging.
Kolls, whose own grandparents
inspired her interest in garden-
ing, said that gardens supply us
with food and beauty, as well as a
healthy mental and physical well-
being.
"There's a nurturing aspect of
gardening where you take a seed
and coddle it. Seniors have given
up their child rearing, so garden-
ing gives them baby plants and
seedlings again. It's a new way of
caring for something."
As part of the campaign, Kolls
and Home Instead Senior Care
have produced a four-color gar-
dening guide complete with gar-
dening tips, and fun and simple


gardening projects for seniors to
do alone or with their family care-
givers. The guide is available free
of charge from the Home Instead
Senior Care office serving Polk
and Highlands counties by calling
toll-free 866-224-1290.
Statistics from the National
Gardening Association show that
81 percent of households age 55
and over (26 million households)
surveyed participate in one or
more types of lawn and garden
activities, spending an average of
$495 per household per year.
A further breakdown of the lat-
est gardening statistics from 2004
reveals that 44 percent of "over
55" gardeners participate in
flower gardening and 26 percent
in vegetable gardening, while 47
percent raise indoor houseplants,
according to the National
Gardening Association.
Home Instead Senior Care, a
company that employs
CAREGivers to go into the homes
of older individuals to assist them
with day-to-day living such as
errands, shopping and activities,
can attest to the benefits of this
popular pastime.
"We have clients who love car-
ing for plants and flowers, and we
see how this hobby enriches their
lives," said Judy Laws, owner of
the Home Instead Senior Care
office serving Polk and Highlands
counties. "Many of our
CAREGivers also enjoy this
hobby and are pleased to help
seniors in their gardens or with


indoor gardening projects."
Kolls said her Austrian grand-
father was passionate about gar-
dening and as a child she carried
kitchen scraps to the compost pile
of natural fertilizer he always
kept in his yard. "One day, when I
was about 10 years old, he
grabbed my scrawny little arm
and shoved it into the center of
the pile and explained to me how
the wheel of life was churning
inside that pile.
"He dug down and pulled out a
handful of beautiful humus and
threw it at me. He said: 'See, this
is what it turns into. This is what
it's all about. We always have to
give back to Mother Nature.' I'd
never seen him so passionate
about anything."
This past summer, Kolls gave
the same "compost" lesson to her
own 12-year-old daughter. "This
time, I was the passionate person
talking about the wheel of life.
And I know someday my children
will do the same. And so the lega-
cy lives on."
Kolls said that seniors often
appreciate the help of a caregiver
or friends when they can no
longer garden themselves. "We
have a friend down the street
who's 88 years old and his wife is
86. He used to have a meticulous-
ly clean, beautiful yard, but he
just can't do it anymore. So every
year, for his birthday, I plant a
garden for him in his front yard.
But I had to be careful when I
approached him, because seniors


want to do as much as they can
for as long as they can.
"At first he didn't want me to
plant the garden but since it was

his birthday present, then it was
different. In addition, my kids go
to their house once a week each
summer and ask if there's any-
thing they can do to help. It's an
opportunity for families who don't
have their grandparents or
grandchildren living close by to
have a wonderful relationship."
Creativity can help make gar-
dening more fun for seniors, Kolls
said. "Imagine growing almost
everything you needed for a
recipe in one container, and what
a great gift idea," Kolls says. She
offers the following ideas:
How about a pizza garden? If
your senior isn't a pizza fan, he or
she may enjoy growing a pot for a
child or grandchild, or enlisting a
family member to help. Whiskey
barrels are ideal for growing
tomatoes, but some can be expen-
sive. Why not use a laundry bas-
ket and cut drainage holes in the
bottom? Plant a Roma tomato in
the center, onions along the sides
of the tomato and basil around
the edge. "Gardeners will have
the makings of a great pizza gar-
den, but you're on your own with
the pepperoni," Kolls said.
Why not grow a salsa gar-
den? It's like a pizza garden, but
instead plant tomatoes, onions,
hot peppers and cilantro.
Vegetable gardens can be
universally popular. Take bamboo


poles and make a tee-pee in the
center of the pot. Plant beans at
the base of each bamboo pole,
Kolls recommends. The horizon-
tal space around the pot can be
used for carrots, beets or other
favorite vegetables. Make sure
the pot is at least 10 to 12 inches
deep.
Laws from Home Instead
Senior Care says that the compa-
ny strives to match its
CAREGivers with clients of simi-
lar interests to help build rela-
tionships doing whatever seniors
love most. The company's Activity
Training Guide for CAREGivers
helps generate creative ideas.
"Our CAREGivers not only
garden, but participate in other
activities that clients enjoy such
as cooking, scrapbooking and
attending special events. We try
to involve seniors as much as we
can in the kinds of interests
they've always enjoyed. '
What's great about gardening
as a senior, activity, says Kolls, is
that it is timeless.
"The beauty of the garden, if
done well, will provide four sea-
sons of color. Seniors in warmer
climates can garden year-round.
But those in cold-weather cli-
mates should not despair. In the
winter, snow catches in seed
heads and birds find refuge in
shrubbery and feed off seeds from
the cone flowers. So, no matter
where you live, there's always
something growing in the gar-
den."


Pizza garden: Everything but the pepperoni. Roma tomatoes,
onions and basil grown in a container are key ingredients for a great
pizza and a fun project for seniors and grandchildren. (Photos from
Home Instead)


Gardening Tips for Seniors


P -.





Rebecca Kolls, star of "Rebecca's Garden," said her love of garden-
ing was inspired by her grandparents. Kolls has partnered with
Home Instead Senior Care in a campaign to help bring the joy of gar-
dening back into the lives of local seniors.


With a little assistance and creativity, seniors
can continue to enjoy the kind of gardening that
they've always loved, says "Rebecca's Garden" star
Rebecca Kolls. Here are six tips for seniors and the
family caregivers who help them.


1. Herbs grow anywhere and are great for sea-
soning. Kitchen herb gardens are wonderful for
seniors. The more you pinch and pick the herbs,
such as basil, parsley and chives, the more vigorous
they grow.
2. Think height, filler and spiller. When you're
creating flowerpots, consider height, filler and
spiller. Plant a variety that will grow at least two
times as tall as the container, fill in with plants that
will grow to no more than half of the height of the
taller plants, and then plant a variety that will cas-
cade over the pot.
3. When it comes to annuals, pack them in. When
you create flowerpots, pack your annuals in because
they will become root-bound and grow up and over
the pots. You'll get drama and a beautiful arrange-
ment, according to Kolls.
4. Look for equipment that can make the job eas-
ier. There are many wonderful tools available that
can make gardening easier for anyone including
seniors. Bud-Eze tools, which can be found on the


Internet, are a good option, as are bionic gloves
(www.bionicgloves.com), according to Kolls. In addi-
tion, the Arthritis Foundation has a product and
services directory for senior gardeners and others
with mobility problems. Log on to
www.arthritis.org.
5. Garden right outside your front door or back
door. Container gardening allows seniors access to
flowers or vegetables in one pot and also gives them
the height that helps make gardening easier for
them.
6. Team with others to garden. If a senior can't
garden anymore, enlist the help of others who
might enjoy sharing the work and any produce or
flowers from the garden. Or call Home Instead
Senior Care to find a CAREGiver who would enjoy
gardening with that person. Log on to www.home-
instead.com for the closest office to you or your
senior loved one.
For a free four-color "Making Gardening Fun
Again for Seniors" guide, call..your local Home
Instead Senior Care office at toll-free 866-224-1290.
For more senior gardening ideas, visit www.home-
instead.com, www.rebeccasgarden.com or www.sea-
sonsbyrebecca.com. In addition, log on to the non-
profit National Gardening Association's website at
www.garden.org to discover zone maps and other
gardening advice.


S .. .-. Rebecca's Bio
: 'Master Gardener Rebecca Kolls hosts the half-hour nationally syn-
i dicated gardening series "Rebecca's Garden." In addition, Kolls has
served as a gardening and lifestyle contributor for ABC's "Good
Morning America" (GMA) since January 1999.
.e ,1 "Rebecca's Garden," now in its ninth season, has expanded its pro-
S gramming base to include a greater emphasis on home and lifestyles
*content. NBC Enterprises is the national syndication distributor of
S. .-. "Rebecca's Garden."
Vegetable garden: Vegetable gardens are a classic favorite. A deep "Rebecca's Garden" has spawned several spin-off entities from
container (10 to 12 inches) provides plenty of room for fresh, favorite Hearst including the hardcover book Rebecca's Garden: Four Seasons
veggies that seniors can enjoy from right outside their own door. to Grow On and the "rebeccasgarden.com" website for gardening
buffs.



Summer Salads -


'Dressing' Your Way to Good Health


As the temperature rises, people are look-
ing for light and nutritious recipes to ease
them into a healthier swimsuit season. As
summer approaches, salads become even
more of a staple. Tasty salads are easy to pre-
pare and are healthy and light for those who
don't want to eat rich and bulky foods before
slipping into shorts or sundresses.
What can quickly raise the calorie and fat
level of the salad is the dressing. People don't
need to add heavier tasting, creamy dressings
for a delicious and satisfying salad. Yet, an
appropriate amount of fats and oils about 30
percent of total calories from fat is consid-
ered an essential part of a healthy diet. For a
best dressed salad, make the dressing base
from a light-tasting oil, choose from a myriad
of vinegars and add zest with herbs and sea-
soning. Though the light-tasting oils have the
same calories per serving as other vegetable
oils, they are also easily incorporated into any
vinaigrette-style dressing.
Oils like diglyceride-rich DAG (diacylglyc-
erol), canola and olive oils are recommended
as light-tasting options. DAG oil, in particu-
lar, is clinically shown to store less as fat in
the body compared to traditional oils on the
supermarket shelf. After becoming the No. 1
selling oil in Japan, DAG oil is now available
in the U.S. market under the brand name
Enova oil (www.enovaoil.com). It has a light,
mild flavor that will make a delicious and
healthy vinaigrette.
"As the new Dietary Guidelines push
Americans to get 2 1/2 cups of vegetables a
day, salads are a great way to reach this goal,"
said Hope Warshaw, registered dietitian and
author of Eat Out, Eat Right (Surrey Books,


2003). "Making a healthy salad dressing like
the summer vinaigrette made with Enova oil,
helps you get the health benefits from the
vegetables without chalking up a lot of calo-
ries from excess fat. It's making simple
lifestyle changes like choosing and using the
right oils that will help you maintain good
health for the long run."
To get the most out of a summer salad fol-
low these simple tips:
Substitute light vinaigrettes for heavier,
creamy salad dressings.
Use light-tasting oil in your dressings
like DAG, olive or canola.
Add fruit to your green salads like diced
peaches, grapefruit and plums.
Top salads with foods rich in healthy
antioxidants, such as walnuts, almonds and
berries.

Summer Smoky Citrus Vinaigrette
Makes 16 servings
The citrus gives this dressing a light "zing,"
nicely set off by the spices and the smoke fla-
vor.
1/2 cup orange juice
1/4 cup lemon juice
1/3 cup lime juice
2 teaspoons sugar
1/2 teaspoon salt
3/4 teaspoon onion powder
3/4 teaspoon garlic powder
1/4 teaspoon ground ginger
2 teaspoons dried whole thyme
1 tablespoon raspberry vinegar
1/8 teaspoon liquid smoke flavor
1 cup Enova oil
Combine juices in large mixing bowl. Add


next 8 ingredients (sugar through smoke fla-
vor) and mix well. Slowly add oil to juice mix-
ture while whisking at high speed. Once the
oil has been added, continue mixing for 1
minute at medium-high speed.

Photo and recipe from Enova Cooking Oil


Salsa garden: Salsa gardens can spice things up for a senior and are a fun, affordable gift idea.
Tomatoes, onions, hot peppers and cilantro provide all you need in one container.




Hot Sauce Recipe Can Win A Cool Vacation


ST. AUGUSTINE -- Datil B
Good, the hot sauce with a pedi-
gree from St. Augustine,
America's oldest city, is calling all
sizzling "foodies" to submit a
favorite hot & spicy casserole or
one-pot recipe to "Win a Trip to
St. Augustine."
Datil B Good will send a com-
plimentary package of dried datil
peppers to anyone entering a
recipe that features the sweet
heat Minorcan peppers in their
dish.
The datil pepper, meaning
"date" in Spanish, is a fragrant,
piquant and hot little green and
yellow pepper, pleasing palates
from mild to scalding hot.


Dating to the late 1700s, they
are grown primarily in the
Northeast Florida region and
their Spanish inheritance is
unmistakable. Their sweet heat is
clearly individual. Most often,
men go for the heat; women go for
the sweet.
The grand prize winner will
receive a two-night stay at the St.
Francis Inn, the oldest historic
inn in St. Augustine (circa 1791),
dinner for two at a St. Augustine
restaurant, a case of Datil B Good
Sauces, and a tour of St.
Augustine's datil pepper farm-
lands. Transportation to St.
Augustine is not included.
First runner-up will win a case


of Datil B Good Sauces and Datil
Chocolate Biscotti. The second
runner-up prize is a gift basket of
Datil B Good Sauces.
Contact Datil B Good at 904-
824-7898 to request an official
entry form.
Submit recipe (no more than
one typewritten page) with a four
to six sentence description of its
origin to: Datil 13 Good, 6095
Church Road, Elkton, FL 32033.
All entries are to be submitted
by Aug. 31, 2005. Upon submis-
sion, all recipes will become the
property of Datil B Good.
Finalists in the recipe contest will
be notified by telephone by Oct. 1,
2005.









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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 GERGES 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 0"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 South
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 26 Unre-
corded Stage Coach Es-
tates, described as: Be-
gin at the Southwest
corner of Section 23,
Township, 26 South,
Range 25 East, Polk
County, .Florida, run
thence North 0'09' East
along the West line of
said Section 23, a dis-
tance of 2490.0 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 577.9.5
feet, run thence South
0009'- West, a distance
of 360.00 feet; run
thence North
89'32'30" West and
parallel with the South
line if said Section 23, a
distance of 647.95 feet
to the Point of Begin-
ning; being subject to
right of way for DeMilley
Road.
has been filed against 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 with the Clerk of
this Court either before service on
Plaintiff's attorney, or immediately
thereafter; otherwise a default will
be entered against you for the re-
lief demanded in the Complaint or
Petition.
DATED on this 13th day of May,
2005.
RICHARD M. WEISS
As Clerk of Court
By: /s/Teresa Nelson
As Deputy Clerk
(Court Seal)
May 19, 26, June 2, 9, 2005-1731


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SIN 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
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, 2005-1880





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
SNo. 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 23sr 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


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR
POLK COUNTY, FLORIDA
PROBATE DIVISION
IN RE: ESTATE OF
RICHARD A. BEAVER
Deceased.
File No.
05 CP-1267
NOTICE TO CREDITORS
The administration of the es-
tate of RICHARD A. BEA-
VER, deceased, whose date of
death was May 1st, 2005,
and whose Social Security Num-
ber is 208-14-9166, is pending
in the Circuit Court for POL.K
County, Florida, Probate Divi-
sion, the address of which is
Post Office Box 9000,
Drawer C-4, Bartow,
Florida 33831-9000. The
names and addresses of the
personal representative and the
personal representative's attor-
ney are set forth below.
All creditors of the decedent
and other persons having claims
or demands against decedent's
estate, on whom a copy of this no-
tice is served must file their claims
with this Court WITHIN THE
LATER OF 3 MONTHS AFTER
THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF
THIS NOTICE OR 30 DAYS AF-
TER THE DATE OF SERVICE OF
A COPY OF THIS NOTICE ON
THEM.
All other creditors of the dece-
dent and persons having claims or
demands against the decedent's
estate must file their claims with
this court WITHIN THREE
MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF
THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF
THIS NOTICE.
ALL CLAIMS NOT SO FILED
WILL BE FOREVER BARRED.
NOTWITHSTANDING THE
TIME PERIOD SET FORTH
ABOVE, ANY CLAIM FILED TWO
(2) YEARS OR MORE AFTER
THE DECEDENT'S DATE OF
DEATH IS BARRED.
The date of the first publication
of this Notice is Thursday June 9
2005.
Person Giving Notice:
NORMA J. BEAVER
300 Greenfield Road
Winter Haven, FL 33884
CYNTHIA CROFOOT RIG-
NANESE, ESQUIRE
Attorneys for Personal Represen-
tative
198 1ST ST S
WINTER HAVEN, FL 33880-3004
Telephone: (863) 294-1114
By: CYNTHIA CROFOOT RIG-
NANESE, ESQ.
Florida Bar No. 0881880
Juiie9,16, 2005-1969 ''

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 221n day of June.
2005, at 9:00 o'clock A.M., at the
East corridor, first,flcor, 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
SChange" 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, 2005-1871


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-
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 COMMANDEDto
be and appear before the MAGIS-
TRATE ROBIN MATIS-JACKSON,
at 10:00 A.M. on Wednesday the
6th 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 Patricia A. Bradley
as his Deputy Clerk
(CLERK'S SEAL)
May 19, 26, June 2, 9, 2005-1733
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, AND 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 04of
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#
GMHGA4069819644A
AND
GMHGA4069819644B.
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/ Tamika Joiner
Deputy Clerk
(CIRCUIT COURT SEAL)
June 2, 9, 2005-1904


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
18.94 acres to serve single family
residential Subdivision known as
Sunset Vista.
The project is located in Polk
County, Section 14, Township 29
South, Range 24 East. The permit
applicant is Sunset Vista, L.L.C.
whose address is 1420 South
Florida Avenue, Lakeland, Florida
33803.
The permit no. is
44026343.000.
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 oy 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 i: tl.: ii-e an admin-
istrative oi'puTe 'e,,' q,-... the Dis-
trict's final action in this matter is
not available prior to the filing of a
request for hearing.
June 9, ,":f ...i.



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. GC H-lT etal,
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
BARTOW, 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 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
Clerk Of The Circuit Court
By. /s/ Tamika Joiner
Deputy Clerk
(Seal)
June 2, 9. 2005-1877


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
66.55 acres to serve single family
residential Subdivision known as
Ridge Acres Phase II, Units I and
II.
The project is located in Polk
County, Section 28, Township 29
South, Range 26 East. The permit
applicant is R.F.H., Ill, Inc whose
address is 1420 South Florida
Avenue, Lakeland, Florida 33803.
The permit no. is
44000732.008.
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 9; 2005-1959




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 Jul 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 10TH JUDICIAL
CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR
POLK COUNTY, FLORIDA
CIVIL DIVISION-
ELIZABETH H. PATTESON,
TRUSTEE of an Agreement and
Declaration of trust dated
1/13/05, Known as BAYAMON
AVENUE LAND TRUST,
Plaintiff,
vs.
JERONIMO VALCARCEL, if liv-
ing, and if dead the unknown
spouse, heirs, devisees, grant-
ees, creditors of JERONIMO
VALCARCEL, et al., and OLGA
JUSTINAINO, if living, and if
dead the unknown spouse,
heirs, devisees, grantees, credi-
tors of OLGA JUSTINAINO, et
al.,
Defendants.
CASE NO.:
53-2005-CA-001963-0000-00
SECTION: 08
NOTICE OF ACTION
TO: JERONIMO VALCARCEL,
if living, and if dead the un-
known spouse, heirs, devisees,
grantees, creditors of
JERONIMO VALCARCEL, et al.,
and OLGA JUSTINAINO, if liv-
ing, and if dead the unknown
spouse, heirs, devisees, grant-
ees, creditors of OLGA JUSTI-
NAINO, et al.
DEFENDANTS.
YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an
action to Quiet Tax Deed Title re-
garding the following described
property in Polk County, Florida:
Lot 20 of DOUBLE DIA-
MOND NUMBER TWO, a
recorded subdivision as
recorded in Plat Book
77, Page 11, Public Re-
cords of Polk County,
Florida.
Parcel ID: 072525-
294192-00020
has been filed against 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 18th day of July, 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 Complaint or
Petition.
DATED on this 6th day of June,
2005.
RICHARD M. WEISS
As Clerk of Court
By: /s/ Teresa Nelson
As Deputy Clerk
'(Court Seal)
June 9, 16, 23, 30, 2005-1962


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;
1ST 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 16th day of June,
2_005, the following described
property as set forth in said Fi-
nal 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) 11 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 Change" at the sale lo-
cation directing the bidders to
the temporary sale location.
If you are a person with disabili-
ties who needs any accommo-
dation in order to participate in
this proceeding, you are enti-
tled at no cost to you, to the
provision of certain assistance.
Please contact the Office of
the Court Administrator, (863)


534-4690, within two (2)
working days of your receipt of
this notice; if you are hearing
or voice impaired, call TDD
(863) 534-7777 or Florida Re-
lay Services 711.
Dated the 3rd day of _NMa
2005.
RICHARD M. WEISS
Clerk of Circuit Court
By /s/ Yvette Johnson
Deputy Clerk
(Seal)
June 2, 9, 2005-1869



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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 Mondi
June 20, 2005, at 6:30 p.m. in the City Commission Chambers oi Bari .
City Hall located at 450 N. Wilson Avenue to conwi.dnr 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. (Floiida 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 notification; if you are hearing or voice impaired,
call 1-800-955-8771.
Linda Culpepper, City Clerk
May 19, 26, June 2, 9, 2005-1747


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN
AND FOR POLK COUNTY,
FLORIDA
IN RE: THE MATTER OF THE
ADOPTION OF
BRITTANY GARDEN, 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, if
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
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

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT IN AND
FOR POLK COUNTY, FLORIDA
PROBATE DIVISION
IN RE: ESTATE OF
LORETTA MARIE GOTSCH
A/K/A LORETTA CHASTAIN
GOTSCH,
Deceased.
File No.:
05CP-1216
NOTICE TO CREDITORS
The administration of the estate
of LORETTA MARIE GOTSCH
A/K/A LORETTA CHASTAIN
GOTSCH, deceased, whose date
of death was March 29, 2005, File
Number 05CP-1216, is pending in
the Circuit Court for Polk County,
Florida, Probate Division, the ad-
dress of which is P.O. Box 9000,
Bartow, Florida 33830. The names
and addresses of the personal
representative and the personal
representative's attorney are set
forth below.
All creditors of the decedent
and other persons having claims
or demands against 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 the first publication
of this notice is June 9, 2005.
Personal Representative:
OTAR HENRY GOTSCH, SR.
517 Main Street, P.O. Box
285
Lake Hamilton, FL 33851
Attorney for Personal Representa-
tive:
EVELYN W. CLONINGER
Florida Bar No. 210382
CLONINGER & FILES
1519 W. Broadway St. For
Oviedo, Florida 32765
Telephone: (407) 365-5696 rea.
June 9, 16, 2005-1954


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,
FLORIDA
PROBATE DIVISION
IN RE: THE ESTATE OF
BERNICE H. CRAIG
Deceased
CC-7885
CASE NUMBER
05CP-1277
NOTICE TO CREDITORS
The administration of the estate
of Bernice H. Craig, deceased,
whose date of death was August
6th, 2004, File Number 05CP-
1277, is pending in the Circuit
Court for Polk County, Florida,
Probate Division, the address of
which is P.O. Box 9000 Drawer
CC-4, Bartow, Florida 33831-
9000. The 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 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 NOTICE OR
30 DAYS AFTER THE DATE OF
SERVICE OF A COPY ON THEM.
All other creditors of the dece-
dent and other persons having
claims or demands against dece-
dent's estate, on whom a copy of
this notice is served must file their
claims with this court WITHIN 3
MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF
THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF
THIS NOTICE.
ALL CLAIMS AND OBJEC-
TIONS NOT SO FILED WILL BE
FOREVER BARRED.
NOTWITHSTANDING THE
TIME PERIOD SET FORTH
ABOVE, ANY CLAIM FILED TWO
(2) YEARS OR MORE AFTER
THE DECEDENT'S DATE OF
DEATH IS BARRED.
The date of the first publica-
tion of this Notice is June 9.

Personal RFpi u.clntative:
Patricia Maddox
5013 Cornell Street
Lakeland, FL 33810
Attorney for Personal Representa-
tive:
GERALDYNE H. CARLTON
CARLTON & CARLTON, P.A.
2310 Lakeland Hills Boulevard
Lakeland, Florida 33805-2970
Telephone No. (863) 688-5700
Fax No. (863) 687-6059
Florida Bar No. 251331
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IN THE 'CIRCI
TENTH JUD
AND FOR
FLORIDA
SUK B. LIM
Plaintiff,
vs.
DGLL PRC
a dissolve
portion, an
respective u
successors ir
or any othe
by, through,
any defend
entity name
and all claim
parties, natu
whose exact
known, claim
the above na
defendants c
ing to have
interest in ;
hereafter des
Defendants
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S'NOTI
TO: Dorotl
as Registe
DGLL Prop
dissolved
ration
YOU ARE
action to quiue
following prop
Florida:
Lot 5; E
Pipkins
cording ti
plat the
corded i
1, at Pag
Public
Polk Cou
has been file
you are req
copy of your
if any, to it c
LOWAY, JR.,
LOWAY, -JR.;
dress is Post
Lake Wales
3339 within
after the fir
this notice, a
with the clear
there before
tiff's, attorni
thereafter ,j
will be'enter
the relief d
corhplaint' or
h IuO are a pe
wrio rieeas an
order to parn
ceedirng you
costl toj ycu I
certain ;aSiStt
:rle-Oni,.:e .ojl I
tor,'(863) 534-
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n:ih,:e. u i
:rrpaireo, call
or Florida Rela
WITNESS ,
seal'of this
2005.
RICHARD
As Clerk of.
By: /s/Teresa
As Deputy
(COURT SEA
May 26, June


UIT COURT OF THE IN THE CIRCUIT COURT
ICIAL CIRCUIT IN OF THE 10TH JUDICIAL
POLK COUNTY, CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR
POLK COUNTY, FLORIDA
,. CIVIL DIVISION
THE HUNTINGTON NATIONAL
BANK,
>PERTIES, INC., Plaintiff,
id Florida cor- vs.
id the' several and ANNE E. MCSOLEY, et al,
unknown assigns, Defendants.
n interest, trustees CASE NO.:
'r person claiming 2005-CA-1716
under or. against NOTICE OF ACTION
nts or other legal TO: ANNE E. MCSOLEY (Last
d as a defendant; Known Address, 3176 Stonewa-
rants, persons or ter Drive, Lakeland, FL 33803)
ral or corporate, or YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an
legal status is un- action for Foreclosure of Mortgage'
ling under any of on the following described prop-
amed or described erty:
or parties or claim- UNIT 104, STONEWA-
any right, title, or TER, A CONDOMINIUM,
and to the lands ACCORDING TO THE DEC-
;cribed, LARATION THEREOF IN
S. ORB 2446 PAGE 1305
CASE NO: AND AMENDMENTS
6d5CA-001173 THEREOF RECORDED IN
E OF ACTION ORB 2532 PAGE 323;
hy L. Goldean, ORB 2665 PAGE 761;
sred Agent of ORB 2832 PAGE 598L
)erties, Inc., a ORB 2885 PAGE 210;
Florida corpo- ORB 3023 PAGE 1272;
ORB 3043 PAGE 2226;
NOTIFIED that an ORB 3103 PAGE 1490
*i Tax Deed on the AND PLATS THEREOF RE-
erty in Polk County, CORDED IN CONDOMIN-
IUM PLAT BOOK 9,
lock 8,' L.N. PAGES 1, 2, 16, 17, 44
Addition', ac- AND 45 AND CONDOMIN-
o6 the map or IUM PLAT BOOK 10,
reof as re- PAGES 49, 50 AND 51,
ri Plat Book AND CONDOMINIUM PLAT
le 73, of the BOOK 11, PAGES 1 AND
Records' of 5, ALL IN THE PUBLIC
nty, Florida. RECORDS. OF POLK
d'adainst you and COUNTY, FLORIDA, LYING
uired to serve a IN SECTIONS 35 AND 36,
rwritteni defenses, TOWNSHIP 28 SOUTH,
in ALBERT C. GAL- RANGE 23 EAST, POLK
ALBERT C. GAL- COUNTY, FLORIDA, TO-
P.A., whose ad- GETHER WITH AN. UNDI-
Office Bot 3339, VIDED INTEREST IN THE
SFlorida- 33859- COMMON ELEMENTS AP-
thirty (30) days PURTENANT THERETO.
st publication of has been filed against you and
ind file the original you are required to serve a copy
rk of-this court ie- of your written defenses, if any, to
service orn pain- it on Marshall C. Watson, P.A., At-
e- or immediately, torney for Plaintiff, whose address
[herwse a default is 1800 NW 49TH STREET,
ed against you for SUITE 120, FT. LAUDERDALE
leranded,5ii' the FL 33309 on or before July 7.
petlron, 2005, a date which is within thirty
"rs.on aiin disaBliiE'e (30) days after the first publication
y acc'ommodarior, ,n of this Notice in the POLK
icipat' in this pro- COUNTY DEMOCRAT and file the
are 'nlrilned at no originiajh.th thE.Clerk ofthis-Court
:i'tlie pov.i'on of either eiiore services ot. Plaintiff's
dihce Pleaise co'tact attorney.or immediately-thereafter;
r, Coun Admiffiistra- otherwise a default will be entered
64690,: within tW6(2) against you for the relief de-
ofI ,'.ur re:eipi cl i in, manded in the complaint.
are rearnI or vi.ice In accordance with the Ameri-
TCD 18631 5?4.77?7 cans with Disabilities Act, per-
ay Services 711. sons with disabilities needing a
my hand iand the special accommodation to par-
Court on May 23, ticipate in this proceeding
.. should contact the Office of
MI WEtSS" the Court Administrator Phone
.said Court,' (863) 534-4690 within two
SNelson. ..(2) working days of your re-
Clerk -i ceipt of this notice; if you are
) hearing or voice impaired, cal
2,,9;16, 2005-1806 TDD (863) 534-7777 or Flor-
S. ida Relay Services 711.
WITNESS my hand and the seal
of this Court this 2Zthday of,Ma,
P.., 2005.


.. ":.'" RICHARD M WEISS
1 : Clerk Of The Circuit Court
1 By: /s/ Valerie Neal
IN THE. CIRCUIT COURT iT Ne
OF THE 10TH JUDICIAL ep le
CIRCUIT IN "AND 'FOR (Se
POLK; COUNTY, FLORIDA June 2, 9, 2005-1894
John Alar Hortley, '
Petitioner, ;. IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR
-and- POLK COUNTY, FLORIDA
Deirdre Lee Hortley, ., PROBATE DIVISION
Respondent. IN RE: ESTATE OF
CASE NO.:. FRANK EDWARD RICHARDS
53-2005DR-408 6- a/k/a N/A
0000-4 Deceased.
NOTICE OF ACTION File No.:
FOR DISSOLUTION OF 05-CP-1270
MARRIAGE Division: PROBATE
TO: Deirdre lee Hortley NOTICE TO CREDITORS
Unknown,' "'i'." ..J The administration of the estate
YOU:ARE NOTIFIED.that..an ac- of FRANK EDWARD RICHARDS,
tion has JDeer).filed againstt you deceased, whose date of death
and that you are;required to was March 8, 2005, and whose
serve a copy of your.,written Social Security Number is 233-14-
defenses, ifany, to it on John 9563, is pending in the Circuit
Alan Hortley whose address is Court for Polk County, Florida,
1727 Quail Trail, Lakeland, Flor- Probate Division, the address of
ida 33810, on or before July 6, which is 255 North Broadway, Bar-
2005,..and file the original'with tow, Florida 33830. The names
the Cleik or this Court at 930 and addresses of the personal
E. Parker St:.,.Lak 33831 before service,on Peti- representative's attorney are set
tioner or immediately, thereaf- forth below,
ter. If ypu; faiJ',to:'do.'so, a All creditors of the decedent
default : lay be -,entered and other persons having claims
against .you y f.r.:the re- or demands against decedent's
lief demanded in the Pe- estate on whom a copy of this no-
tition. ". i' tice has been served must file
Copies ,of 'all co, rt, rdocu- their claims with this court WITHIN
ments: in .this,, case, in- THE LATER OF 3 MONTHS AF-
cluding ,orders,., are TER THE DATE OF THE FIRST
available:. at. tthe Clerk of PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE
the Circuit ,;,Court's o of- OR 30 DAYS AFTER THE TIME
fice. You may..review OF SERVICE OF A COPY OF
these documents., upon THIS NOTICE ON THEM.
requests. ". C ,C AII other creditors of the dece-
You must keep the, Clerk dent and other persons having
of the Ciicuit Court's claims or demands against dece-
office notified of your dent's:estate must file their claims
current ,: address,.,! (You with this court WITHIN 3. MONTHS
may file, Notice of Cur- AFTER THE DATE F ,THE
rent.,, rAddtress,.;, FlIqrida FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS.
Supremee. .Court; Approved NOTICE.
Family Law Form ALL CLAIMS NOT SO FILED
1 2.91 5.),-, Futire,. papers WILL BE FOREVER BARRED.
in this lawsuit ,,will be NOTWITHSTANDING THE
mailed ito;: thei raddress TIME PERIODS SET FORTH
on record at th clerk's ABOVE, ANY CLAIM FILED TWO
office.-, (2) YEARS OR MORE AFTER
WARNING: Rule 12.285, DECEDENT'S DATE OF DEATH
Florida Family, Lgw Rules IS BARRED.
of Procedure,c, ,requires The date of first publication of
certain automaticc .dis- this notice is June 9. 2005.
closure.-, of- ,,.Ad.cments Personal Representative:
and information ,, Failure J. DAVID POBJECKY
to comply, can r 9sult in 7886 Avenue C S.W.
sanctions,,.' including, dis- Winter Haven, Florida 33880
missal or striking of Attorney for Personal Representa-
plea.di4ngs. ., I tive
DATED, May 17,265. A. Renee Pobjecky
CLERK OF THE .CIRCUIT Florida Bar No. 556785
COURT J. David Pobjecky, P.A.
By: /s/ Kathy Price 786 Avenue C, SW
As Deputy Clerk Winter Haven, Florida 33880
(Court Seal) Telephone: (863) 294-0602
June 2, 9, 16, 23, ?00.5-1883 June 9,16, 2005-1950


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
/

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, 200,5, 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) 534-62,94
Florida Bar #0553247
June 2, 9, 2005-1879








IN THE CIRCUIT COURT
TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT
POLK COUNTY, FLORIDA
PROBATE DIVISION
IN RE: ESTATE OF
CHELSI GREGORY,
DECEASED.
FILE NO.:
05CP-1106
NOTICE TO CREDITORS
AND ,
NOTICE OF
ADMINISTRATION
(Intestate)'
The administration of the es-
tate of CHELSI GREGORY,
File Number 05CP- 1106, is
pending in the Circuit Court for
Polk County, Florida, Probate
Division, the address of which
is P.O. Box 9000, Drawer CC-4,'
Bartow, Florida 33831-9000.
The estate is'Intestate. The
name arid address of the'Per-
sonal Representative and the
Personal Representative's at-
torney are set forth below;
All persons on whom a copy
this Notice of Administration is
served must file objections that
challenge the validity of the
Will, the qualifications of the
Personal Representative, venue,
or jurisdiction of this Court by
filing a petition or other plead-
ing requesting relief with this
Court, in accordance with the
Florida Probate Rules, WITHIN
THREE MONTHS AFTER THE
DATE OF SERVICE OF A COPY
OF THIS NOTICE ON THEM.:
All creditors of the Decedent
and other persons having
claims or demands against De-
cedent's Estate, including un-
matured, contingent or unliqui-
dated claims, bn whom a copy
of this Notice is served.must
file their claims with this Court
WITHIN THE LATER OF THREE
MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF
THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF
THIS NOTICE OR THIRTY DAYS
AFTER THE DATE OF SERVICE
OF A COPY OF THIS NOTICE ON
THEM.
All other creditors of the De-
cedent and other persons hav-
ing claims dr demands against
the Decedent's Estate, includ-
ing unriliatirred, contingent or
unliquidated claims, must file
their claims with this court
WITHIN THREE MONTHS AFTER
THE DATE OF THE, FIRST PUBLI-
CATION OF THIS NOTICE.
ALL CLAIMS, DE-
MANDS, AND OBJEC-
TIONS NOT SO FILED
WILL BE FOREVER
BARRED.
The date of the first publica-
tion of this Notice is June 9.

Personal Representative:
Johnny B. Gregory
Attorney for Personal Repre-
sentative:
R. Kent Lilly, FL Bar# 0230261
Lilly, O'Toole & Brown, LLP
.800 S. Florida Avenue
Lakeland, Florida 33801
863/683-1111
June 9, 16, 2005-1953


:-


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 30, 2005.
Personal Representative:
MARVIN DOUGLAS STREETER
2903 Hickory Ridge Drive
Lakeland, Florida 33813
Attorney for Personal Representa-
tive:
JOHN J. LANCASTER, LL.M.
Attorney for MARVIN DOUGLAS
STREETER
Florida Bar No.: 0947024
CLARK, CAMPBELL & MAW-
HINNEY, P.A.
P.O. Box 24627
Lakeland, Florida 33802-4627
Telephone: (863) 647-5337
May 30, June 2, 9, 16, 2005-1845


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR
POLK COUNTY, FLORIDA
PROBATE DIVISION
IN RE: ESTATE OF
Anna L. Jemmott
deceased.
Case Number:
02CP-2796
NOTICE TO CREDITORS
The administration of the estate
of Anna L. Jemmott, de-
ceased, Case Number 02CP-
2796, is pending in the Circuit
Court for Polk County, Florida,
Probate Division, the address of
which is Richard M. Weiss, Clerk
of the Court, Post Office Box
9000, Drawer CC-4, Bartow, FL
33830-9000. The names and ad-
dresses of the Personal Repre-
sentative and the Personal Repre-
sentative's attorney are set forth
below.
All creditors of the decedent
and other persons, who have
claims or demands against dece-
dent's estate on whom a copy of-
this notice has been served must
file their claims with this Court
WITHIN THE LATER OF 3
MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF
THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF
THIS NOTICE OR 30 DAYS AF-
TER THE DATE OF SERVICE OF
A COPY OF THIS NOTICE ON
THEM.
All other creditors of the dece-
dent and other persons who have
claims or demands against the de-
cedent's estate, must file their
claims with this court WITHIN 3
MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF
THE FIRSTPUBLICATION OF
THIS NOTICE.
ALL CLAIMS NOT SO FILED:
WILL BE FOREVER BARRED.
The date of first publication
of this notice is June 9, 2005.
Leslie C. Jemmott, Personal
Representative
MICHAEL H. WILLISON, P.A.
Michael H. Willison, Esquire
2033 E. Edgewood Drive, Suite 1
Lakeland, Florida33803
(863) 668-8715
Florida Bar No: 382787
Attorney for Personal Representa-
tive
June 9, 16, 2005-1967

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
NewportKY 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, FI, 33629
on or before July 5. 2005 and file
the original with the Clerk of iri.s
court either before serv,:e :.n ,
plaintiff(s).attorney or immediately ..
thereafter; otherwise a default will
be entered against ydu 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, 9, 2005-1886

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR
POLK COUNTY, FLORIDA PRO-
BATE DIVISION
IN RE: ESTATE OF
JANICE A. FLETCHER
Deceased.
File No.:
05CP-1098
NOTICE TO CREDITORS
The administration of the estate
of JANICE A. FLETCHER, de-
ceased, whosedate of death was
February'19,' 2005, is pending in
the Circuit Court for Polk County,
Florida, Probate Division, the ad-
dress of which is Clerk of the Cir-
cuit Court, Probate, Drawer CC-4,
P.O. Box 9000, Bartow, Florida
33831. The names and addresses
of the personal representative and
the personal representative's at-
torney are set forth below.
All creditors of the decedent
and other persons having claims'
or demands against decedent's
estate on whom a copy of this no-
tice 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 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 persons having claims or
demands against the decedent es-
tate, must file their claims with this
court WITHIN 3 MONTHS AFTER
THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUB-
LICATION OF THIS NOTICE.
ALL CLAIMS AND DEMANDS
NOT SO FILED WILL BE FOR-
EVER BARRED.
NOTWITHSTANDING THE
TIME PERIOD SET FORTH


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT IN AND
FOR POLK COUNTY, FLORIDA
DEUTSCHE BANK NATIONAL
TRUST COMPANY, AS TRUS-
TEE OF AMERIQUEST MORT-
GAGE SECURITIES INC., ASSET
BACKED PASS-THROUGH CER-
TIFICATES, SERIES 2004-R3
UNDER THE POOLING & SERV-
ICING AGREEMENT DATED AS
OF APRIL 1, 2004, WITHOUT RE-
COURSE,
Plaintiff,
vs.
DAVID R. LANGOHR; LEAH E.
BROWN; UNKNOWN SPOUSE
OF DAVID R. LANGOHR; UN-
KNOWN SPOUSE OF LEAH E.
BROWN; UNKNOWN TENANT I;
UNKNOWN TENANT II; ASSET
ACCEPTANCE CORP., A WITH-
DRAWN CORPORATION; CODE
ENFORCEMENT BOARD FOR
THE CITY OF LAKELAND, A MU-
NICIPAL CORPORATION OF
THE STATE OF FLORIDA, and
any unkpown heirs, devisees,
grantees, creditors, and other un-
known persons or unknown
spouses claiming by, through and
under any of the above-named
Defendants,
Defendants.
/
CASE NO.:
53-2004-CA-4942-WH-11
AMENDED NOTICE OF
FORECLOSURE SALE
NOTICE is hereby given that
the undersigned Clerk of the Cir-
cuit Court of Polk County, Florida,
will on the 1st 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 17 and West 1/2 of LOT
18 in BLOCK "B" of DIXIE-
LAND ADDITION TO LAKE-
LAND, FLORIDA, according
to the Plat thereof, recorded
in Plat Book 1, Page 67,
Public Records of Polk
County, Florida.
pursuant to the Final Judg-
ment entered in a case
pending in said'Court, the
style of which is indicated
above. .
All sales are to be held at the
east end of the east corridor,
first floor, of the Polk County
Courthouse 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 whonreeds any ac-
commodation in order to
participate in this proceed-
ing, you are entitled, at no
cost to yoE:,to the provi-
sion of certain assistance.
Please contact:the Office of ,
the Court Administrator,
(863) 534-4690, within
two (2) working days of
yourreceipt 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
6th day of June, 2005.
Richard M. Weiss
CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT
COURT
BY: /s/ Tamika Joiner
Deputy Clerk
(Court Seal)
June 9, 16, 2005-1972


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN
AND FOR POLK COUNTY,
FLORIDA, JUVENILE DIVISION
IN THE INTEREST OF:
A.M., 03/31/1987
S.M.. 04/02/1996
K.S., 07/14/200 i
MINOR CHILDREN
PERSONAL SERylCE ONLY AT
LEAST 72 HOURS PRIOR TO
COURT DATE BELOW
STATE OF FLORIDA
CASE NO.
JP03-238602-FF
TO: UNKNOWN FATHER
SUMMONS
WHEREAS, apetitioner under
oath has been. filed in this Court.
.alleging that Termination of Paren-
tal Rights is manifestly in the.Best.
Interest to the, above-named
childrenn, a c-,-p ,of which is at-
tached hereto anc. made a part of
this Summons.
NOW THEREFORE, this is to
command you.,t0.appear before
the assigned Judge of the Juvenile
Division of the Circuit Court of the
Tenth Judicial Circuit, in and for
Polk County, Baitow, Florida, in
the. POLK COUNTY COURT-
HOUSE on Wedpesday, August
17, 2005 @ 9:00 a.m. and there
be in attendance. t the hearing of
the said Petition. NOT BRING
ANY CHILD WITH YOU TO
COURT. Polk County Courthouse,
Juvenile Division, Juvenile, Media-
tion Room, 255 N'.' Broadway, Bar-
tow, Florida. P'LEASE AN.
NOUNCE YOUR, APPEARANCE
TO THE RECEPTIONIST OR
BAILIFF SO THAT YOU MAY BE
DIRECTED TO THE PROPER
COURT.
THE PURPOSE OF THIS HEAR-
ING IS PERMANENT COMMIT-
MENT ADVISORY HEARING.
YOUR FAIL TO APPEAR IN
PERSON WILL CONSTITUTE
YOUR CONSENT TO THE TER-
MINATION OF YOUR PAREN-
TAL RIGHTS: AND YOU WILL
PERMANENTLY LOSE ALL LE-
GAL RIGHTS AS A PARENT TO
THE CHILDREN) NAMED IN
THIS PETITION. ;
"In accordance with the Ameri-
cans With Disabilities Act, persons


gravel mix. Services that may be
required include/exclude; plan pre-
view; coordination with other pub-
lic agencies; and other services as
may be designated by the City.
* The contractor shall be responsi-
ble to notify any utility contacts for
any deemed utility locates.
* Preparing road surface to be
paved (sweeping).
* Erosion and sediment control
shall be installed on project to pre-
vent discharge of sediments from
on-site project.
* Maintenance of traffic shall be
enforced and provided during this
project.
* Overlay roadway approximately
1600ft. x 24ft.
* Providing for tack coat material
needed between surfaces.
- Type S-Ill Asphalt overlay (1")
with type III (1/2") of a leveling
course (typ) or equivalent product.
June 9, 2005-1965


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR
POLK COUNTY, FLORIDA
PROBATE DIVISION
IN RE: ESTATE OF
FREDERICK A. DE ROOS
Deceased.
File No.:
05CP-1161
NOTICE TO CREDITORS
The administration of the estate
of Frederick A. De Roos, de-
ceased, whose date of death was
April 22, 2005, File Number 05CP-
1161, is pending in the Circuit
Court for Polk County, Florida,
Probate Division, the address of
which is P.O. Box 9000, Drawer
CC-4, Bartow, Florida 33830. The
names and addresses of the per-
sonal representative and the per-
sonal representative's attorney are
set forth below.
All creditors of the decedent
and other persons having claims
or demands against decedent's
estate on whom a copy of this no-
tice has been served must file
their claims 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 the de-
cedent's estate must file their
claims with this court.WITHIN 3
MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF
THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF
THIS NOTICE.
ALL CLAIMS NOT SO FILED
WILL BE FOREVER BARRED.
NOTWITHSTANDING :THE
TIME PERIODS SET FORTH
ABOVE, ANY CLAIM FILED TWO
(2) OR MORE YEARS AFTER
THE DECEDENT'S DATE OF
DEATH IS BARRED.
The date of first publication of
this notice is June 9, 2005.
Personal Representative:
Ronald P. de Roos
P.O. Box7151; .
Winter Haven, Florida 33883
Attorney for Personal Representa-
tive: ..
Sandra G. Sheets
Attorney for Ronald P. de Roos
Florida Bar No. 712914
Holland & Knight LLP ....
92 Lake Wire Drive
Lakeland, Florida 33815
Telephone (863) 682-1161
June 9, 16; 2005-1941.

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN
AND FOR POLK COUNTY,
FLORIDA
PROBATE DIVISION
IN RE: THE'ESTATE OF
FRANCES E. FREEMAN
Deceased
CC-7673
CASE NUMBER
04CP-2029
NOTICE TO CREDITORS
The administration of the estate
of Francis E. Freeman; deceased,

whose date of death was July
27th, 2005, File Number 04CP-
2029. is pending in the Circuit
Court for Polk County, Florida,
Probate Division, the address of
which is P.O. Box 9000 Drawer
CC-4, Bartow, Florida 33831-
9000. The 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 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 NOTICE OR
30 DAYS AFTER THE DATE OF
SERVICE OF A COPY ON THEM.
All other creditors of the dece-
dent and other persons having
claims or demands against dece-
dent's estate, on whom a copy of
this notice is served must file their
claims with this court WITHIN 3
MONTHS AFTER THE C- TE ,-'F
THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF
THIS NOTICE.
ALL CLAIMS AND OBJEC-
TIONS NOT SO-FILED WILL BE
FOREVER BARRED.'
NOTWITHSTANDING THE
TIME PERIOD :SET. FORTH
ABOVE, ANY CLAIM FILED TWO
(2) YEARS OR MORE AFTER
THE DECEDENT'S DATE OF.
DEATH IS BARRED.. .
The date of the first publica-
tion of this Notice is June.9.
200 5. ,
Personal Representative:
Walton D. Freeman .
4643 South Pipkin Road
Lakeland, FL,33811
Attorney for Personal Representa-
tive:
GERALDYNE.H. CARLTON
CARLTON & CARLTON, P.A..
2310 Lakeland Hills Boulevard
Lakeland, Florida 33805-2970
Telephone No. (863) 688-5700
Fax No. (863) 687-6059 ;
Florida Bar No. 251331:
June 9, 16,,2005-1944

REQUEST FOR
PROPOSALS
The City of Fort Meade, Florida is
now accepting sealed'bids to pro-
vide services to over-lay 'Noith'
Palmetto Avenue which is approxi-
mately 1,550 ft. Idng by 24 ft.'wide'
with 1 1/2"' of ,asphalt overlay.
Sealed bids will be accepted by
Mike Wylie, Streets and Stormwa-
ter Director at City Hall, 8 West
Broadway Until 1:00 P,.M. ON FRI-
DAY, JUNE 24,' 2005, at which
" time bids will be. publicly.opened
for evaluation.
The City of Fort Meade, Florida re-
serves the right to reject any and
all bids, to waive informalities, to
' readvertise, and to enter into a
contract determined to be .in its
best interest.
The City of Fort Meade is looking
for a professional contractor to
construct an overlay of asphalt on
North Palmetto Avenure. Tre .,sl
ing roadway consists of asphalt/


SECTION 28, TOWNSHIP 30
SOUTH, RANGE 26, POLK
COUNTY, FLORIDA.
and renouncing and disclaiming
any right of the County and the
public in and to said right-of-way
and the land in connection there-
with.
BOARD OF COUNTY COMMIS-
SIONERS
POLK COUNTY, FLORIDA
Richard M. Weiss, Clerk
By: /s/ Martha H. Crews
Deputy Clerk
June 9, 2005-1949


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IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR
POLK COUNTY, FLORIDA
PROBATE DIVISION
In Re The Estate Of:
GEDDES JERMAINE WILLIS,
Deceased.
File Number:
04CP-1448
NOTICE TO CREDITORS
The administration of the estate
of GEDDES JERMAINE WILLIS,
deceased, whose date of death
was May 17, 2004; File Number
04CP-1448, is pending in the Cir-
cuit Court for Polk County, Florida,
Probate Division, the address of
which is P.O. Box 9000, Drawer
CC1, 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, who have
claims or demands against dece-
dent's estate on whom a copy of
this notice has been served, must
file their claims with this court
WITHIN THE LATER OF 3
MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF
THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF
THIS NOTICE OR 30 DAYS AF-
TER THE DATE OF SERVICE OF
A COPY OF THIS NOTICE ON
THEM.
All other creditors of the dece-
dent and other persons who have
claims or demands against the de-
cedent's estate must file their
claims with this court WITHIN 3
MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF
THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF
THIS NOTICE.
ALL CLAIMS NOT SO FILED
WILL BE FOREVER BARRED.
NOTWITHSTANDING THE
TIME PERIODS SET FORTH
ABOVE, ANY CLAIM FILED
TWO (2) YEARS OR MORE
AFTER THE DECEDENT'S
DATE OF DEATH IS BARRED.
THE DATE OF FIRST PUBLI-
CATION OF THIS NOTICE IS:
June 9, 2005.
GEDDES WILLIS
:er.-n:,nal Representative
1302 E. Alabama Street
Plant City, Florida 33566
David L. Whigham, Esquire
Florida Bar No. 0136832
Greiwe Whigham, PA
Florida Bar No. 0807893
220 E' Madison Street, Suite 1140
Tampa, Florida 33602
Telephone: (813) 223-9085
June 9,16, 2005-1966


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR
POLK COUNTY, FLORIDA
PROBATE DIVISION
IN RE! ESTATE OF
MARGUERITE S. RIDLEY,
Deceased.
File No.
05CP-1179
NOTICE TO CREDITORS
The administration of the estate
of MARGUERITE S. RIDLEY, de-
ceased, whose date of death was
May 9, 2005, and whose Social
Security Number is 265-10-4245,
is pending in.the Circuit Court for
Polk County, Florida, Probate Divi-
sion, File No. 05CP-1179, the ad-
dress of which is P.O. Box 9000,
Drawer CC-4, Bartow, Florida
33831-9000. 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 witthis court WITHIN
THE LATER OF THREE (3)
MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF
THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF
THIS NOTICE OR THIRTY (3)0
DAYS AFTER THE DATE OF
SERVICE OF A COPY OF THIS
NOTICE ON THEM.
All other creditors of the dece-
dent and other persons having
claims or demands against the de-
cedent's estate, must file their
claims 'with this court WITHIN
THREE (3) MONTHS AFTER THE
DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICA-
TION OF THIS NOTICE.
ALL CLAIMS NOT SO FILED
WITHIN THE TIME PERIODS
SET FORTH IN SECTION
733.702 IF THE FLORIDA PRO-
BATE CODE WILL BE FOREVER
BARRED
THE DATE OF FIRST PUBLI-
CATION OF THIS NOTICE IS:
June 9, 2005.
Personal Representative:
James I. Ridley,
Attorney for Personal Representa-
.. ive:
JAMES I. RIDLEY
Law Offices of James I. Ridley,
P.A.
Suite 200
1401 E. Broward Boulevard
Fort Lauderdale, F 33301
Telephone: 954-467-7123
Florida Bar No. 115964
June 9, 16, 2005-1943



NOTICE OF ADOPTION OF
RESOLUTION VACATING
RIGHT-OF-WAY
TO WHOM IT MAY CONCERN:
Notice is hereby given pursuant
to Section 336.10, Florida Stat-
utes, that the Board of County
Commissioners of Polk County,
Florida, on the 1st day of June,
2005, adopted a Resolution vacat-
ing, abandoning, discontinuing
and closing the right-of-way to
through traffic described as:
THAT PORTION OF AN UN-
IMPROVED 15.00 FOOT
WIDE ROAD RIGHT OF WAY
LYING NORTH OF LOTS 10,
11 AND 12 OF H.M. & D.F.
WEARS SUBDIVISION AS
' RECORDEDD IN PLAT BOOK
5, PAGE 44 OF THE PUBLIC
RECORDS OF POLK
COUNTY, FLORIDA, THE
NORTH BOUNDARY OF
SAID RIGHT OF WAY BEING
THE NORTH' BOUNDARY OF
THE NORTHEAST 1/4 OF


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 Grbve,
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,, 2005-1872



IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR
POLK COUNTY, FLORIDA
PROBATE DIVISION
IN RE: ESTATE OF
ALFRED W. SEALE
Deceased.
File No.
05 CP-1148
NOTICE TO CREDITORS
The administration of the es-
tate of ALFRED W. SEALE,
deceased, whose date of death
was April 4th, 2005. and
whose Social Security Number
is 137-26-3841, is pending in
the Circuit Court for POLK
County, Florida, Probate Divi-
sion, the address of which is
Post Office Box 9000,
Drawer C-4, Bartow,
Florida 33831-9000. The
names and addresses of the
personal representative and the
personal representative's attor-
ney are set forth below.
All creditors of the decedent
and other persons having claims
or demands against decedent's
estate, on whom a copy of this no-
tice is served must file their claims
with this Court WITHIN THE
LATER OF 3 MONTHS AFTER
THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF
THIS NOTICE OR 30 DAYS AF-
TER THE DATE OF SERVICE OF
A COPY OF THIS NOTICE ON
THEM.
All other creditors of the dece-
dent and persons having claims or
demands against the decedent's
estate must file their claims with
this court WITHIN THREE
MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF
THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF
THIS NOTICE.
ALL CLAIMS NOT SO FILED
WILL BE FOREVER BARRED.
NOTWITHSTANDING THE
TIME PERIOD SET FORTH
ABOVE, ANY CLAIM FILED TWO
(2) YEARS OR MORE AFTER
THE DECEDENT'S DATE OF
DEATH IS BARRED.
The date of the first publication
of this Notice is Thursday June 9
2005.
Person Giving Notice:
JEANETTE M. SEALE
301 Plantation Landings Dr.
Haines City, FL 33844
LAW OFFICES OF J. KELLY
KENNEDY
c/o CYNTHIA CROFOOT RIG-
NANESE
Attorneys for Personal Represen-
tative
198 1ST ST S
WINTER HAVEN, FL 33880-3004
Telephone: (863) 294-1114
Florida Bar No. 0881880
June 9, 16,2005-1968



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533-4183


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT
OF THE 10TH JUDICIAL
CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR
POLK COUNTY, FLORIDA
CIVIL DIVISION
ELIZABETH H. PATTESON,
TRUSTEE of an Agreement and
Declaration of trust dated
1/13/05, Known as LOT 32 SAN
JUAN AVENUE LAND TRUST,
Plaintiff,
vs.
PABLO ORTIZ-MIRANDA, if liv-
ing, and if dead the unknown
spouse, heirs, devisees, grant-
ees, creditors of PABLO ORTIZ-
MIRANDA, and all other parties
claiming by, through, under, or
against PABLO ORTIZ-MI-
RANDA, et al.,
Defendants.
CASE NO.:
53-2005-CA-001964-0000-00
SECTION: 11
NOTICE OF ACTION
TO: PABLO ORTIZ-MIRANDA,
if living, and if dead the un-
known spouse, heirs, devisees,
grantees, creditors of PABLO
ORTIZ-MIRANDA, et al.
DEFENDANTS.
YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an
action to Quiet Tax Deed Title re-
garding the following described
property in Polk County, Florida:
Lot 32 of DOUBLE DIA-
MOND NUMBER TWO, a
recorded subdivision as
recorded in Plat Book
77, Page 11, Public Re-
cords of Polk County,
Florida.
Parcel ID: 072525-
294192-000320
has been filed against 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 18th day of July, 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 Complaint or
Petition.
DATED on this 6th day of June,
2005.
RICHARD M. WEISS
As Clerk of Court
By: /s/ Teresa Nelson
As Deputy Clerk
(Court Seal)
June 9, 16, 23, 30, 2005-1960



IN THE CIRCUIT COURT
OF THE 10TH JUDICIAL
CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR
POLK COUNTY, FLORIDA
CIVIL DIVISION
ELIZABETH H. PATTESON,
TRUSTEE of an Agreement and
Declaration of trust dated
1/13/05, Known as LOT 33 SAN
JUAN AVENUE LAND TRUST,
Plaintiff,
vs.
PABLO ORTIZ-MIRANDA, if liv-
ing, and if dead the unknown
spouse, heirs, devisees, grant-
ees, creditors of PABLO ORTIZ-
MIRANDA, and all other parties
claiming by, through, under, or
against PABLO ORTIZ-MI-
RANDA, et al.,
Defendants.
CASE NO.:
53-2005-CA-001965-0000-00
SECTION: 04
NOTICE OF ACTION
TO: PABLO ORTIZ-MIRANDA,
if living, and if dead the un-
known spouse, heirs, devisees,
grantees, creditors of PABLO
ORTIZ-MIRANDA, et al.
DEFENDANTS.
YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an
action to Quiet Tax Deed Title re-
garding the following described
property in Polk County, Florida:
Lot .33 of DOUBLE DIA-
MOND NUMBER TWO, a
recorded subdivision as
recorded in Plat Book
77, Page 11, Public Re-
cords of Polk County,
Florida.
Parcel ID: 072525-
294192-000330
has been filed against 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 18th day of July, 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 Complaint or
Petition.
DATED on this 6th day of June,
2005.
RICHARD M. WEISS
As Clerk of Court
By: /s/ Teresa Nelson
As Deputy Clerk
(Court Seal)
June 9, 16, 23, 30,2005-1961



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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 (continuing the Public Hearing of June 6, 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 ordi-
nances:
ORDINANCE NO. 2005-34
AN ORDINANCE RELATING TO STORMWATER MANAGEMENT;
PROVIDING FOR THE FORMAL ESTABLISHMENT OF A STORMWA-
TER UTILITY SYSTEM; SPECIFYING TERMS AND PROCEDURES
FOR SAID SYSTEM; PROVIDING FOR A METHOD OF FUNDING SAID
SYSTEM; REPEALING ALL ORDINANCES IN CONFLICT THEREWITH;
PROVIDING AN EFFECTIVE DATE.
The proposed ordinances are available in the office of the City Clerk in
the City Hall Complex. Interested parties may examine them there or ap-
pear at the meeting and be heard with respect to the proposed ordi-
nances.
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
June 9, 2005-1974


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 Stinson
as his Deputy Clerk
(CLERK'S SEAL)
June 9, 16, 23, 30, 2005-1946

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June 9, 2005


The Polk County Democrat


IN 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.E
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-
proval of Environmental Resource
Permit of the development on 37.4
acres to serve single family resi-
dential Subdivision known as Sun-
set Ridge.
The project is located in Polk
County, Section 01, Township 28
South, Range 26 East. The permit
applicant is Lake Lucerne Grodp,
L.L.C. whose address is 1420
South Florida Avenue, Lakeland,
Florida 33803.
The permit no. is
44026591.000.
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 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 forhearing.
June 9, 2005-1958


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 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 Jlne
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 .i ih- Circuit Court
By: /s/ Tamika Joiner
Deputy Clerk
(Court Seal)
June 2, 9, 2005-1874

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF
POLK COUNTY, FLORIDA
PROBATE DIVISION
IN RE: Estate of
MARGARET ELAINE ROPP
BEAL,
Deceased.
File No:
05 CP-1268
NOTICE OF ADMINISTRA-
TION
AND NOTICE TO CREDITORS
(Testate)
The administration of the estate
of MARGARET ELAINE ROPP
BEAL, deceased, whose date of
death was April 10, 2005, File
Number 05 CP-1268, is pending in
the Circuit Court for Polk County,
Florida, Probate Division, the ad-
dress of which is Post Office Box
9000, Drawer CC-4, Bartow, Flor-
ida 33830. The estate is testate
and the date of the Will and any
Codicils are June 1, 2001. The
names and addresses of the per-
sonal representative and the per-
sonal representative's attorney are
set forth below.
All interested persons on. whom
a copy of this Notice of Admin-
istration is served must file any ob-
jections that challenge the validity
of the will, the qualifications of the
personal representative, venue, or
jurisdiction of this Court, by filing a
petition or other pleading request-
ing relief with this Court, in accor-
dance with the Florida Probate
Rules, WITHIN THREE MONTHS
AFTER THE DATE OF THE
SERVICE OF A COPY OF THIS
NOTICE ON THEM.
All creditors of the decedent
and other persons having claims
or demands against decedent's
estate, including unmatured, con-
tingent or unliquidated claims, on
whom a copy of this notice is
served must file their claims with
this Court WITHIN THE LATER
OF 3 MONTHS AFTER THE
DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICA-
TION OF THIS NOTICE OR 30
DAYS AFTER THE DATE OF
SERVICE OF A COPY OF THIS
NOTICE ON THEM.
All other creditors of the dece-
dent and other persons having
claims or demands against the de-
cedent's estate, including unma-
tured, contingent and unliquidated
claims, must file their claims with
this court WITHIN 3 MONTHS AF-
TER THE DATE OF THE FIRST
PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE.
ALL CLAIMS NOT SO FILED
WILL BE FOREVER BARRED.
NOTWITHSTANDING THE
TIME PERIODS SET FORTH
ABOVE, ANY CLAIM FILED TWO
(2) YEARS OR MORE AFTER
THE DECEDENT'S DATE OF
DEATH IS BARRED.
The date of the first publication
of this Notice is June 9. 2005.
Personal Representative:
LUTHER M. BEAL
613 Chester Drive
Lakeland, Florida 33803
Attorney for Personal Representa-
tive:
Samuel G. Crosby, Esquire
Florida Bar No: 218006
Miller, Crosby & Miller, P.A.
Post Office Box 8169
Lakeland, Florida 33802-8169
(863) 688-7038
June 9, 16, 2005-1955


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
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-
INGS
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

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 23td 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


tent to sell vehicles pursuant
.to subsection 713.78 of the
Florida Statutes that on
06/22/2005, 9:30 am at
2935 US HIGHWAY 17 S, BAR-
TOW, FL 33830-8982.
S.T.A.R.S. TOWING reserves the
right to accept or reject any
'and/or all bds..
VIN# 1G2NE14D6LC3'7657,4
1990 Pontiac
VIN# 1 GCCT18B2E8183183
1984 Chevrolet
VIN# 1GKCS1 3W0V2570495
1997 General Motors Corp
VINf 1L39V6S187669.
1976 Chevrolet : :..
ViN#1P3AP6431RN 138671 ,i..,,,
1994 PI)mouth
VIN# TDX15 G8BKA31884
1981 Ford
June 9, 2005-1945


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
42.39 acres to serve single family
residential Subdivision known as
Highlands-in-the-Woods.
The project is located in Polk
County, Section 20, Township 29
South, Range 24 East. The permit
applicant is Highlands in the
Woods, L.L.C. whose address is
1420 South Florida Avenue, Lake-
land, Florida 33803.
The permit no. is
S44026089.004.
SThe 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 df 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 9, 2005-1957


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT
OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL
CIRCUIT OF THE STATE
OF FLORIDA, IN AND FOR
POLK COUNTY
HPJ DEVELOPMENT COMPANY,
SINC., a Florida corporation,
Plaintiff,
vs.
THOMAS E. SHAFER and DI-
ANNE L. SHAFER, his wife; ANY
AND ALL UNKNOWN PARTIES
CLAIMING BY; THROUGH, UNDER
OR AGAINST THE HEREIN
NAMED INDIVIDUAL DEFEN-
DANT(S) 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;. PIONEER TRAILS
PROPERTY OWNERS' ASSOCIA-
TION, INC.; TENANT #1 and
TENANT #2 the names being
fictitious to account for parties
in possession,
Defendant(s).
CASE NO.
53-2005CA-001633-
0000-00
Section: 4
NOTICE OF ACTION
TO:
THOMAS E. SHAFER
3897 Pioneer Trails Street
Lakeland, Florida 33810
DIANNE L. SHAFER
3897 Pioneer Trails Street
Lakeland, Florida 33810
You are notified that an Action
to a Warranty Deed Agree-
ment, which Action involves
the real property located in
Polk County, Florida and de-
scribed as:
Lot 01, PIONEER TRAILS,
according to the Plat thereof
recorded in Plat Book 104,
Pages 50 and 51, Public Re-
cords of Polk County, Florida (
3897 Pioneer Trails Street,
Lakeland, Florida)
has been filed against you and
you are required to serve a
copy of your written defenses,
if any, to it, on R. Mark Fore,
Esquire, Plaintiff's attorney,
whose address is P.O. Box 3,
Lakeland, FL 33802-0003, on
or before July 11, 2005, and
file the original with the Clerk
of this Court, either before
'service or Plaintiff's attorney,
or immediately thereafter, oth-
erwise a default will be en-
tered against you for the relief
demanded in the Complaint.
Dated June 6, 2005.
RICHARD M. WEISS
CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT
By /s/ Teresa Nelson
Deputy Clerk
(Seal)
June 9, 16, 2005-1964



NOTICE OF PUBLIC SALE
S.T.A.R.S. TOWING gives Notice
of Foreclosure of Lien and in-


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."
"PICHr,RD M WEISS. CLERK
LC .'.t.,, l; tinsonl
as his Deputy Clerk
(CLERK'S SEAL)
June 9, 16, 23, 30, 2005-1951


Robert's Towing
1921 E. Memorial Blvd.
Lakeland, FL 33801
863-529-2455
Auction on July 08, 2005 at 7:30
A.M.
1995 Saturn Color: Teal
VIN# 1G8ZF1288SZ213480
June 9, 2005-1947



Robert's Towing
1921 E. Memorial Blvd.
Lakeland, FL 33801
863-529-2455
Auction on July 07, 2005 at 7:30
A.M.
1999 Dodge Black
VIN# 2B3HD46R5XH701208
June 9, 2005-1948




IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN
AND FOR POLK COUNTY,
FLORIDA
JUVENILE DIVISION
IN THE INTEREST OF:
J.R. (DOB: 05/30/1994)
M.R. (DOB: 06/17/1995)
MINOR CHILDREN
SUMMONS AND NOTICE
OF HEARING ON PETITION
FOR TERMINATION OF
PARENTAL RIGHTS
CASE NO.
2003-DP-324500-XX
THE STATE OF FLORIDA TO:
JAIME RANGEL SAN-
CHEZ, 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
J.R., a female child born on
05/30/1994, to Regina Gail
Bridges, in Polk County, Florida,
and M.R., a female child, born
on 06/17/1995, to Regina Gail
Bridges, in Polk County, Florida.
for subsequent adoption and
you are hereby COMMANDEDto
be and appear before the MAGIS-
TRATE ROBIN MATIS-JACKSON,
at 10:00 A.M. on the 3rd day of
August, 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-
meht 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 Stinson
as his Deputy Clerk
(CLERK'S SEAL)
June 9, 16, 23, 30, 2005-1952




IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN
AND FOR POLK COUNTY,
FLORIDA
JUVENILE DIVISION
IN THE INTEREST OF:
J.R. (DOB: 05/30/1994)
M.R. (DOB: 06/17/1995)
MINOR CHILDREN
SUMMONS AND NOTICE
OF HEARING ON PETITION
FOR TERMINATION OF
PARENTAL RIGHTS
CASE NO.
2003-DP-324500-XX
THE STATE OF FLORIDA TO:
REGINA GAIL BRIDGES,
MOTHER
(ADDRESS UNKNOWN)
YOU ARE HEREBY NO-
TIFIED that a Petition under
oath has been filed in the
above styled Court for the per-
manent commitment of
J.R., a female child born on
05/30/1994, to Regina Gall
Bridges, in Polk County, Florida,
and M.R., a female child, born
on 06/17/1995, to Regina Gail
Bridges, in Polk County, Florida.
for subsequent adoption and
you are hereby COMMANDEDto
be and appear before the MAGIS-
TRATE ROBIN MATIS-JACKSON,
at 9:00 A.M. on the 3_d day of
August. 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


IN THE "bRCUIT 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-1885
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 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, 2005-1882




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.:
05CP-1 252
NOTICE TQ 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, Probatd 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.
NOTWITHSTANDING THE
TIME PERIODS SET FORTH


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





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,


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
Bethesda, Florida 20814
Attorney for Personal Represen-
tative:
James S. Eggert, Esq.
Attorney for Karen Turner
Florida Bar No. 949711
Allen Dell, P .'.
202 S. Rome Avenue, Wle iu0
Tampa, Florida 33606
Telephone: (813) 223-5351
June 2, 9, 2005-1890


the East Corridor, First Floor, Polk
County Courthouse, 255 North
Broadway, Bartow, in Bartow,
POLK County, Florida, 9:00 AM
o'clock on the 23d 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 "
SNotice of Change" at the sale loca-
tion directing the bidders to the
, temporary sale location.
i' 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 23. 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 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 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.


932.701.707, Florida Statutes,
in regard to: ONE THOU-
SAND TWO HUNDRED
SEVENTEEN DOLLARS
($1,217.00) IN U.S.
CURRENCY. Said property
was seized at or near 513 W.
Pear Street, in Lakeland, Polk
County, Florida, on April 2,
2005. The law enforcement
agency holding the property is
the Lakeland Police Depart-
ment. A petition seeking forfei-
ture of the property will be
filed in the Circuit Court for
Polk County, Florida.
CHARLES E. JACOBSON, III,
ESQ.
219 North Massachusetts Ave.
L.akeland, Florida Q"R"1


ATTORNEY FOR CITY OF LAKE-
LAND
June 9, 16, 2005-1971


7B


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
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


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
($12,335.00) U.S. CURRENCY
J

CASE NO.: 2005CA-1896
SECTION: 07
NOTICE OF 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, 2005-1,881



NOTICE OF FORFEITURE
PROCEEDINGS
TO ALL PERSONS WHO CLAIM
AN INTEREST IN THE FOLLOW-
ING PROPERTY:
The CITY OF LAKELAND, FLOR-
IDA, hereby gives notice of for-
feiture proceedings to be had
in accordance with Sections


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, FI. 33629
on or before July 5. 2005 and file
the original with the Clerk of this
court either before service on
plaintiffs) attomey 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 May27, 2005.
Richard M. Weiss


Deputy Clerk
(Seal)
June 2, 9, 2005-1884


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT IN AND
FOR POLK COUNTY, FLORIDA
FAMILY LAW DIVISION
IN RE: THE MARRIAGE OF:
P ENERA PETIT-HOMME, HUS-
/,ND, and YQUERLIA GEF-
FRARD, WIFE.
DISSOLUTION OF MAR-
RIAGE
CASE NUMBER:
532005DR00-5215
NOTICE OF ACTION
TO: YQUERLIA GEFFRARD
Address Unknown and Where-
abouts Unknown
YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an
action for Dissolution of Marriage
has been filed against you, pray-
ing for a dissolution of said mar-
riage, and you are required to
serve a copy of your written de-
fenses to this action, if any, on
WALTER G. BELL, Attorney for
the Husband, whose address is 98
First Street North, Winter Haven,
Florida 33881-4507, and file the
original with the Clerk of this Court
on or before June 15th 2005' oth-
erwise a default will be entered
against you for the relief de-
manded in the complaint.
WITNESS my hand and the
seal of said Court this 3rd day of
June, 2005.
RICHARD M. WEISS
As Clerk of Said Court
By /s/ Betty Norrell
As Deputy Clerk
(Court Seal)
June 9,16, 23, 30, 2005-1942








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.
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 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. O. Box 277
Haines City, FL 33845-
0277
Telephone: (863) 422-
6484
Attorney for Personal
Representative
June 2, 9, 2005-1891


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







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IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR
POLK COUNTY, FLORIDA
PROBATE DIVISION
IN RE: ESTATE OF
BEATRICE H. NAGLE,
Deceased.
File No.
05-CP-1232
Division Probate
NOTICE TO CREDITORS
The administration of the es-
tate of Beatrice H. Nagle,
deceased, whose date of death
was May 2nd, 2005, and
whose Social Security Number
is 015-09-9182, is pending in
the Circuit Court for Polk
County, Florida, Probate Divi-
sion; the address of which is P.O.
Box 9000. Drawer CC-4 Bartow.
FL 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 June 9. 2005.
Personal Representative:
John B. Nagle
19 Annapolis Drive
Marlton, NJ 08053
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
June 9, 16, 2005-1976


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT IN AND
FOR POLK COUNTY, FLORIDA,
PROBATE DIVISION
IN RE: ESTATE OF
BARBARA WILLIAMS,
Deceased.
FILE NO.
05-CP-1279
NOTICE TO CREDITORS
The administration of the estate
of BARBARA WILLIAMS, de-
ceased, File No. 05-CP-1279, is
pending in the Circuit Court for
Polk County, Florida, Probate Divi-
sion, the address of which is
Drawer CC-4, P.O. Box 9000, Bar-
tow, Florida 33831-9000. The
names and addresses of the per-
sonal representative and the per-
sonal representative's attorney are
set forth below.
All creditors of the decedent
and other persons having claims
or demands against decedent's
estate, including unmatured, con-
tingent or unliquidated claims, on
whom a copy of this notice is
served must file their claims with
this Court WITHIN THE LATER
OF THREE MONTHS AFTER
THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUB-
LICATION OF THIS NOTICE OR
THIRTY DAYS AFTER THE DATE
OF SERVICE OF A COPY OF
THIS NOTICE ON THEM.
All other creditors of the dece-
dent and other persons having
claims or demands against the de-
cedent's estate, including unma-
tured, contingent or unliquidated
claims, must file their claims with
this court WITHIN THREE
MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF
THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF
THIS NOTICE.
ALL CLAIMS NOT SO FILED
WILL BE FOREVER BARRED.
The date of the first publication
of this Notice is June 9. 2005.
Personal Representative:
STEPFAN WILLIAMS,
Personal Representa--
tive
Attorney for Personal Repre-
sentative:
ROBERTA CREIGHTON, AT-
TORNEY
Florida Bar No.: 930474
PUTNAM & CREIGHTON, P.A.
Post Office Box 3545
Lakeland, Florida 33802-3545
863/682-1178
June 9, 16, 2005-1973


Invitation to Bid
Gym Floor Resurfacing
ITB# 05-04
Polk Community College requests
interested parties to submit formal
sealed bids for the above refer-
enced project. ITB packages will
be available at the College's Pur-
chasing Department located at:
Polk Community College
Room WAD-226
Administration Building
999 Avenue H, Northeast
Winter Haven, FL 33881-4299
Requests for ITB documents may
be made by calling (863) 297-
1010 ext. 5375, via facsimile at
(863) 297-1011, or by e-mail to
wgeltch@polk.edu (preferred
method).
Additionally, ITB documents can
be downloaded at:
www.polk.edu/purchasing/ITB/
2005/05-04GymFloor/05-04Gym-
Floor htm
All firms who download the ITB
documents must so notify the Pur-
chasing Agent via Email.
A Pre-Bid Conference will be held
on June 22, 2005 at 2:00 p.m. (lo-
cal time) in Room WAD-236 in the
Administration Building, 999 Ave-
nue H Northwest, Winter Haven,
Florida. Attendance is not manda-
tory, but is encouraged.
Bids must be received by the Pur-
chasing Department no later than
4:00 p.m. (local time) on July 5,
2005. Bids received after such
time will be returned unopened.
All prospective bidders are hereby
cautioned not to contact any mem-
ber of the Board of Trustees, Col-
lege President, or College Staff
members other than the specified
contact person regarding the
above ITB prior to posting of rec-
ommendation of award. Any such
contact shall be cause for rejection
of your bid. All contacts must be
channeled through the Purchasing
Department.
Contact Wendy Geltch, C.P.M.,
CPPO, Purchasing Agent at (863)
297-1083 for further information.
M/WBE's are encouraged to par-
ticipate in the bid process.
Visit our Website at http://www.
polk.edu/purchasing/
Wendy Geltch, C.P.M., CPPO
Purchasing Agent
June 9, 2005-1963


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN
AND FOR POLK COUNTY,
FLORIDA
PROBATE DIVISION
IN RE: VERNON W. COOPER,
deceased
PROBATE NO. 04CP-1418
NOTICE
TO: FRANK H.J. COOPER
JACQUELINE KARPINSKI
MICHAEL COOPER
PATRICIA COOPER
THOMAS V. COOPER
JOANNE JURK
Address Unknown
Please take notice that there
has been deposited with the un-
dersigned by
STEPHEN M. MARTIN, Attorney
for the Guardianship
the total sum of $15,000.00, rep-
resenting proportioned interest
In said guardianship of the
above named person, which
funds, if not claimed by the
owner, will upon or immediately
after February 9, 2005, be trans-
mitted to the Comptroller of
Florida in accordance with Sec-
tion 733.816, Florida Statues, af-
ter deducting costs of the publi-
cation of this notice and Clerk's
fee.
DATED this 7th day of June,
2006, at Bartow, Polk County,
Florida.
Richard Weiss
Clerk of the Circuit Court
By: Marilyn S. Wise
June 9, July 7, 2005-1975fr



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4 Bedroom, 11/2 bath home with an elevator. Call Karen Guffey, 533-
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Young male Boxer in
Southeast section
of town.
Wearing camo collar
with tags.

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FOUND
2 PUPPIES area of SW 2nd
street. 285-6803.
FREE
55-GALLON STEEL Drums.
Contain residue of soy-based
printing ink. They're behind
The Democrat on Summerlin
Street. Help yourself.
FREE HOUSE to remove
from property. If interested
call 285-8746.
WOOD PALLETS. No two
alike. Stack stuff on 'em. Use
'em for firewood. Just don't
bring 'em back. Outside The
Democrat, Florida Avenue
and Summerlin Street. Come
help yourself.

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

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

WANTED
FEMALE ROOMMATE want-
ed to share nice 2 bedroom
house in Bartow. Half rent
$320 and half utilities 271-
0026 or 534-1263.

TOP DOLLAR
paid for shark teeth. Call
813-240-4740. ASAP.

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

FOR SALE
SEARS CRAFTSMAN lawn
mower 5 hp 22" cut. Rear dis-
charge with catcher bag and
mulching blade.
Lawn edger and trimmer.
Briggs and Stratton, 3.0 hp, 4
cycle engine.
Ryan gasoline powered blow-
er.
13" Black and Decker double
insulated electric shrub and
hedge trimmer.
K & S electric powered weed
and grass trimmer with tap to
trim line feed. '
Owner manual and instruction
book with each tool.
Call 533-2970.


GARAGE SALE
1780 SUNRISE Drive, Bar-
tow. Saturday 11th., 8:00 ?
2 family. Lots of miscellane-
ous, kitchenware, some furni-
ture.
BIG SALE. Moving North,
cutting back. 3 family. Satur-
day, 8-4. 4405 State Road
60 E., Bartow at the round
house.
FRIDAY & Saturday, 7:00-?
1020 Carolina Avenue, Mul-
berry. Furniture, bedroom
sets, miscellaneous. 280-
0612.
FRIDAY & Saturday, 8:00-
4:00. Rain or Shine. 2 family.
741 Croom Road off Gandy
Road. Look for signs. House-
wares, clothes, shoes, books,
movies, etc. 259-3054.
FRIDAY & Saturday. 610
Shady Lane. Rain or Shine.
Household items, skis, exer-
cise bike, tools, toys, all
clothes, men's suits. 533-
6552.
FRIDAY 8:00-5:00, Saturday
8:00-? No Early Birds. 2 fami-
ly sale. 655 Manor Drive.
Queen bedroom set,
dresser/mirror, furniture. Lots
of Miscellaneous.
SATURDAY, JUNE 11th.,
8:00-2:00. 1670 Varner Court,
Highland Lakes Estates.
SALE! SALE! SALE!
SATURDAY
A Real Deal!
Come and See.
Let's Talk
Corner of M.L.K. and 17.
7:30 -1:00.
SATURDAY 11TH, 8:00-
12:00. 2020 E. Main Street.
Kitchen stuff, books, miscella-
neous.
SATURDAY, 11TH. 780 E.
Stuart Street. Mult family sale.
SATURDAY, 8:00-2:00. 1011
E. Hermosa Avenue, Bartow.
Plus ,size clothes, children's
clothes, household.
SATURDAY, JUNE 11th. 7:00
11:00. 270 N. Idlewood Ave-
nue, Bartow. Furniture, baby
hens, collectibles.
SATURDAY, JUNE 11th.,
8:00-12:00. Lots of miscella-
neous items. 940 S. Mill Ave-
nue off of Floral Avenue.

FOR SALE
1930's Chifforobe $300. Call
709-1246 after 6 p.m.
ANTIQUE UPHOLSTERED
Mahogany sewing rocker,
$85.00. call 533-8538.
BEDROOM SET, 6 drawer
dresser, 4 drawer chest,
queen head board, mattress
and box springs, $100. 533-
1630.
BLACK EYED peas. $18 per
bushel picked. 3055 Hwy 98
East. Call for orders 863-234-
0694.
DINNET GLASS table w/4
chairs. Brand new. Asking
$300. Please call if interested
@'519-3486.
FRESH BLACKEYED peas,
and conch peas for informa-
tion call 559-5002 or 559-
7072. Picking Saturday, June
11th, 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.

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to start your
subscription to the
F6rt Meade Leader


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.
BLACK MOUTH Cur puppies.
3 black/tan, 6 yellow, $100
each. 698-3660.

VEHICLE
FOR SALE
1987 FORD F-150 4 x 4,
$1,200 OBO. Call 533-8019.
2004 JEEP Cherokee, special
edition, silver, like new, 26,
000 miles. Asking $20,000.
Call Tom Wheeler @ 863-
287-0334.
97 MERCURY Grand Mar-
quis-Here is a deal. 71,000
gentle miles. Exceptionally
clean, excellent condition,
great gas mileage. By Owner.
$5,800. Phone 533-5612 Flo-
ral Lakes.
AUTO PARTS for Jeep 94
Wrangler hard top and full
doors. $1,000 OBO. Mark 1
407-873-8665.

BOAT FOR SALE
2002 17 ft Fisher Bass boat
with alum trlr, depth finder, 90
hp Mere outboard, foot con-
trolled trolling motor $9500
O/B/O. 533-7665 or 581-
6656.
GENERAL
HELP WANTED
CAREGIVERS/ COMPAN-
IONS needed. Non medical.
No experience necessary.
Full-time and part-time. Gfeat
job for retirees. 863-682-6691.
License #228165.
MAINTENANCE Manufac-
turing operation looking for an
individual to perform machine
maintenance and repair, as
well as aluminum welding and
fabrication. Electrical experi-
ence also a plus. Qualified ap-
plicants please call (863) 665-
3555. We are located at 3130
Reynolds Raod.

CITY OF Bartow, 450 N. Wil-
son Ave., Bartow, FL. 863-
534-0100 Ext. 1322. Apply at
Personnel Office. Starting Sal-
ary: $24,544.00. Full-time with
benefits and retirement. Open
until filled. Administrative Sup-
port Assistant- Parks and
Recreation Dept. Receiving,
screening and processing tel-
ephone calls for the depart-
.ment. Serving as receptionist
for the department; schedul-
ing appointments, handling
complaints and assisting the
public. Computer skills, cus-
tomer service skills and ability
to prepare reports and payroll
for the department.
DFWP/EEOE

CONCRETE FINISHERS,
form carpenters, laborers.
Clean drivers license. Pay
based on experience. Drug
Free Workplace. EOE. 1-863-
537-5119.
CUSTOM SERVICE REP.
Bartow, fluent Spanish and
English communication skills.
Prior office/computer experi-
ence.Thelma at 863-533-0999
or fax resume 863-533-0009.
FIRST METHODIST School
Bartow, position for Second
Grade Teacher. Elem. Ed. de-
gree required. Fax resume to
533-9023.
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.
MECHANIC. Bowling Green
Small. Engine. Must have
tools and transportation. Call
863-375-4056.
MECHANIC
Experience with good referen-
ces. Lakeland Golf Course.
Full-time, Monday-Friday.
Good pay and benefits.
1-863-665-1601.
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.
NEW PAY Scale for Owner-
Operatosr and Company Driv-
ers. Get home weekly. 2
years OTR, CDL-A w/HM. NO


Northeast. Call Southern
Freight. 877-893-9645.


GENERAL
HELP WANTED


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.


PHYSICIAN NEEDED

Walk-in Medical
seeking experienced
OCC. Med/Urgent
Care, Physicians.
Location Orlando area.
Independent contractor
status.

Call 407-496-4070
Fax 407-348-5573

PRODUCTION-PRODUC-
TION SUPERVISOR capable
of leading a 2-3 shift produc-
tion crew. Experience in team
building, motivation, cycle
time reduction and lean tech-
niques a plus. Candidate shall
be willing to learn, train, and
lead in a manufacturing envi-
ronment. Qualified applicants
please call (863) 665-3555.
We are located at 3130 Rey-
nolds Road.

PT COOK experienced prefer-
red, excellent benefit pack-
age. Apply in person. 2825
Hwy 60 E. Bartow.
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.
X RAY/NURSING Personnel
for a Walk-in Medical Center
in Poinciana. Salary & Bene-
fits. Call 407-944-1098
Fax 407-348-5573
NURSES: 2 full-time 3-11 po-
litions; 1 full-time 11-7; 2 part-
time 3-11; 1 weekend dou-
bles. Call Auburndale Oaks
Healthcare Center 863-967-
4125. Equal Opportunity Em-
ployer.
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.

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.


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.


DUPLEX
FOR RENT
. WANTED: RENTER in need
of clean, one bedroom apart-
ment on Bartow's westside.


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FOR RENT
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roccoli


Mmmmm. Broccoli is a
yummy vegetable especially
when it is in a casserole or
under cheese sauce.
But it is also good steamed
and dressed with a little olive oil
or lemon juice.
This week, we celebrate the
yummy, green veggie.
All recipes come from
meals.com.
I have tried to include some
side dishes, main dishes and a
variety of tastes from around
the globe.

Casseroles

I love a casserole. It is so fun
not to have, a million dishes to
clean, and casserole leftovers
make some of the best possible
lunches.

Chicken and Rice Casserole
This casserole sounds espe-
cially good. It also sounds rea-
sonably healthy with brown rice
and fat free milk.
2 cups cooked brown rice
2 cups sharp cheddar cheese
1-1/2 cooked, chopped chick-
en breast meat
1 can (12 fl. oz.) Carnation fat
free evaporated milk
1-1/2 broccoli
2 large eggs
1 tablespoon black pepper
2 tablespoons cayenne pepper

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
Lightly grease a two-quart
casserole.
Combine rice, cheese, chick-
en, milk, spices, eggs, and broc-
coli into prepared casserole. Stir
well.
Bake 45 to 50 minutes or
until knife inserted in center
cdinies out. clean. Season with
salt. :
Serves four.


Creamy Chicken and
Rice Bake
This casserole also sounds
delicious, if much less healthy. I
know that some people crush up
potato chips or French fried
onions for topping.:
1 can (12 fluid ounces)
Carnation evaporated milk
1 package (3 ounces) cream
cheese, softened
1 can (10 3/4 fluid ounces)
cream of chicken soup
1/2 cup water
1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
1/8 teaspoon ground black
pepper
1 bag (16 ounces) frozen broc-
coli, cauliflower and carrot med-
ley, thawed ..
2 cups cubed, precooked
chicken
1-1/2 cups uncooked instant
white rice
1/2 cup (2. ounces) shredded
cheddar cheese .
Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
Grease 13 x 9-inch baking dish.
Combine evaporated milk
and cream cheese in baking dish
with wire whisk until smooth.
Add soup, water, garlic powder


and pepper; mix well. Add veg-
etables, chicken and rice. Cover
tightly with foil.
Bake for 35 minutes.
Uncover; top with cheese. Bake
for an additional 10 to 15 min-
utes or until cheese is melted.
and mixture is bubbly. Let stand
for 5 minutes before serving.
Serves eight.


Heartland Vegetable Bake
3 cups (about 3 medium) red
or other waxy potatoes, coarsely
chopped
2 tablespoons water
1 package (16 oz.) frozen
broccoli, cauliflower and carrot
medley
3 tablespoons butter or mar-
garine, divided
2 tablespoons all-purpose
flour
1 can (12 fl. oz.) Carnation
evaporated fat free milk
2 Maggi chicken flavor bouil-
lon cubes
1/8 teaspoon ground white
pepper
1/4 cup seasoned dry bread
crumbs
Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
Microwave potatoes and
water in covered, medium,
microwave-safe casserole dish
on high (100 percent) power for
9 minutes; drain. Return to
dish; top with frozen vegetables.
Melt 2 tablespoons butter in
small saucepan over medium
heat. Stir in flour; cook, stirring
constantly, for 30 seconds.
Gradually stir in evaporated
milk, bouillon and pepper; cook,
stirring occasionally, for 3 to 4
minutes or until bouillon is dis-
solved and sauce is slightly
thickened. Pour sauce over veg-
etables.
Microwave remaining butter
in small, microwave-safe bowl
on high (100 percent) power for
10 to 20 seconds or until melted.
Stir in bread crumbs until well
combined. Sprinkle over vegeta-
bles; cover.
Bake for 30 minutes.
Uncover; bake for additional 10
minutes or until top is golden
brown.
Makes six side dish servings.
If you want to make this a
vegetarian friendly dish, use
veggie bouillon.


The Enchanted Broccoli
Forest
The name of this recipe was
so charming, I had to include it.
2 cups rice
1 pound broccoli
1 tablespoon butter
1 cup chopped onion
3/4 teaspoon salt
1 clove of garlic, peeled and
minced
2 tablespoons lemon juice
1/8 teaspoon ground, black
pepper
1/8 teaspoon cayenne pepper
2 tablespoons dill weed
3 tablespoons fresh mint,
minced
1/4 cup minced fresh parsley


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Broccoli and Cheese Soup


1/2 cup sunflower seeds,
toasted
1 cup grated cheddar cheese
Cook rice according to pack-
age. directions. Fluff with a fork
and set aside.
Trim tough bottoms from
broccoli stalks and cut tops into
florets. Steam broccoli until
bright green and just tender.
Rinse under cold water, drain
well and set aside.
Preheat oven to 325 degrees.
Lightly grease a 13x9x2-inch
baking pan.
Melt butter in a large, deep
skillet. Add onion and salt and
saut6 over medium heat for
about 5 minutes or until onion
begins to soften. Add garlic and
lemon juice and saute for 2 min-
utes longer. Stir in rice, black
pepper, cayenne pepper, dill
weed, mint, parsley, sunflower
seeds and cheese. Taste to cor-
rect salt if necessary and spread
into prepared pan.
Arrange broccoli upright in
rice, drizzle with melted butter.
Cover loosely with foil and bake
until just heated through, 15 to
20 minutes. Serve immediately.
Serves six.


Nutty Broccoli Casserole
1 pound broccoli
1/2 cup water
1/2 pound margarine
1 package dry onion soup mix
1 cup pecans, chopped ,
1 cup water chestnuts, sliced
1 cup dry bread crumbs
Trim broccoli and cook in
water in a saucepan until ten-
der-crisp; drain.
Arrange the broccoli in a but-
tered 13" x 9" baking dish. In a
bowl, combine margarine, dry
onion soup mix, chopped pecans,
and sliced water chestnuts; mix
lightly.
Sprinkle over the broccoli
and top with dry bread crumbs.
Bake at 300 degrees for 1 hour.
Serves eight.


Broccoli Casserole
Parmesan
1/4 cup butter
1 medium onion, peeled and
chopped
1/4 cup flour
2 cups 2 percent milk
1 egg yolk, beaten
1 cup grated Parmesan
cheese
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/8 teaspoon pepper
2-1/2 pounds broccoli,
trimmed and cut into smallish
pieces
2 tablespoons butter, melted
1/2 cup soft bread crumbs
Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
In a heated saucepan, melt
butter and saut6 onions until
fragrant and translucent, 3 to 5
minutes. Stir in flour to coat,
then add milk gradually, stir-
ring constantly, until thickened.
Stir a small amount of the
hot mixture into egg yolk,
whisking constantly; stir egg
yolk into hot mixture. Add
Parmesan cheese, salt and pep-
per; mix well. Remove from heat
and set aside.
In a 'covered saucepan, cook
broccoli in a small amount of
water for 7 to 10 minutes or just
until tender; drain. Place broc-
coli in a 13x9x2-inch baking
dish and pour sauce over broc-
coli.
Sprinkle remaining butter
and soft bread crumbs on top.
Bake for 20 minutes, or until
brown and bubbly. Remove from
oven and keep warm.
Serves eight.


Cheesy Italian Broccoli
Bake
12 ounces noodles
1 tablespoon oil
20 ounces frozen broccoli
16 ounces cottage cheese
1/4 cup sour cream
31 fluid ounces spaghetti
sauce
3 cups mozzarella cheese,
grated
Prepare noodles according to


package directions; drain and
set aside.
Cook frozen broccoli accord-
ing to the package directions;
drain and set aside.
Combine cottage cheese and
sour cream in a bowl; beat with
an electric mixer until smooth.
Layer one-third of the noo-
dles, half of the broccoli, one-
third of spaghetti sauce, and
one-third of the grated moz-
zarella cheese in a greased 13" x
9" baking sheet. Spoon the cot-
tage cheese mixture over the
mozzarella and top with the
remaining noodles and sauce.
Bake, uncovered, at 350
degrees for 25 minutes; sprinkle
with the remaining mozzarella
cheese and bake an additional 5
minutes, or until the cheese is
melted.
Serves nine.


Brown Rice and Garden
Vegetable Casserole
This sounds so yummy. I
would try it with a variety of
favorite vegetables.
3 cups chicken broth
1-1/2 cups brown rice
2 onions, peeled and chopped,
divided
3 tablespoons soy sauce
2 tablespoons butter, melted
1/2 teaspoon crushed dried
thyme
1/2 teaspoon salt
3 tablespoons peanut oil
3 cups chopped broccoli flo-
rets
1/2 head cauliflower, chopped
1 large red bell pepper, seed-
ed and julienned
2 cloves large garlic, crushed
2 cups shredded cheddar
cheese
1 cup cashews
Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
Combine chicken broth,
'brown rice, half the onion, soy
sauce, melted butter, thyme and
salt in a 13x9x2-inch baking
dish; mix well. Cover and bake
for 30 minutes.
Meanwhile, heat a large skil-
let over medium-high heat. Add
peanut oil and heat until hot,
but not smoking. Saute remain-
ing onion, broccoli, cauliflower,
red bell pepper and garlic until
tender-crisp, about 6 minutes.
Spoon over rice and bake for
15 more minutes, or until rice is
tender. Remove cover and sprin-
kle with cheddar and cashews.
Bake for 5 to 10 more min-
utes, or until cheese is melted.
Serve warm.
Serves six.


Main Dishes and Stir Fry
Dishes
In addition to adding bulk
and flavor to casseroles, broccoli
is a treat in stir fry dishes. Stir
fry dishes are among the easiest
and fastest meals. Just fry and
serve over rice or a baked pota-
to.

Ziti with Sausage
& Broccoli
I hate the tomato sauces that
come in jars. It is so easy to
make your own, and it tastes so
much better. Additionally, I
thought it was nice to see an
Italian dish with broccoli
instead of zucchini.
3 tablespoons olive oil
2 cloves garlic, crushed
1/2 teaspoon crushed red pep-
per flakes
1 pound Italian sausage,
sliced 1/4-inch thick
2 cups broccoli florets
1 pound tomatoes, peeled,
seeded and chopped
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon ground black
pepper
1 package (12-oz.) ziti pasta
3/4 cup grated Parmesan
cheese
Heat a large skillet over
medium-high heat. Add oil, and
when hot, but not smoking, add
garlic and red pepper flakes.
Saute for 30 seconds.
Add sausage and brown on
both sides, about 5 minutes.
Add reserved broccoli and saute


Creamy Chicken and Rice Bake


for 2 minutes.
Stir in tomatoes, salt and
pepper, bring to a boil, reduce
heat and simmer over low heat
for 15 minutes, or until broccoli
is tender and sauce is slightly
thickened.
While sauce simmers, cook
pasta -according to package
directions. Drain and toss with
sauce. Serve with Parmesan
cheese.
To peel and seed a tomato:
lightly score an X into the bot-
tom end with a sharp paring
knife. Drop into boiling water
for 30 seconds, or until skin just
begins to tear.
; Remove with a slotted spoon
into ice water. When .cool
enough to handle, peel off skin,
cut in half and gently squeeze to
remove seeds. Proceed with
recipe.
Serves six.


Asian-Style Vegetable
Stir-Fry
This quick and healthy veg-
atable stir-fry is flavored with
honey and red pepper flakes.
1/4 cup honey
1/4 cup prepared stir-fry
sauce
1/4 teaspoon crushed red pep-
per flakes
4 teaspoons peanut or veg-
etable oil
2 cups small broccoli florets
2 cups small mushrooms
1 small onion, cut into
wedges and separated into 1-
inch strips
1 medium carrot, cut diago-
nally into 1/3-inch slices
Combine honey, stir-fry sauce
and pepper flakes in small bowl;
set aside. Heat oil in wok or
large skillet over medium-high
heat. Add vegetables; cook and
stir vegetables 2 to 3 minutes or
until tender.
Add honey mixture; cook and
stir about 1 minute or until veg-
etables are glazed and sauce is
bubbly. Serve vegetables over
steamed rice or noodles.
Serves four.


Broccoli & Mushroom
Frittata
Frittatas, which is a fancy
word for an unfolded omelet, is
good for brunch, breakfasts and
speedy (and economical) din-
ners. I would omit the mush-
rooms in this recipe and add a
veggie I like instead.
3 tablespoons butter
1 cup sliced fresh mushrooms


1/2 cup chopped peeled onion
6 eggs
1/2 medium red bell pepper,
cut into lxl/4-inch strips
1 cup frozen broccoli florets,
thawed
4 ounces cheddar cheese,
shredded
Melt butter in 10-inch skillet
until sizzling; add mushrooms
and onion. Cook over medium
heat until tender (3 to 4 min-
utes).
Beat eggs in large bowl until
frothy Pour into skillet. Gently
stir egg mixture over medium
heat to cook evenly on bottom (3
to 4 minutes). As egg mixture
sets, lift edges with spatula to
allow uncooked portion to flow
underneath.
Arrange red pepper strips
and broccoli on top. Cover; con-
tinue cooking until eggs are set
(4 to 5 minutes).
Sprinkle with cheese; cut into
wedges.
Serves six.


Beef and Broccoli Stir Fry
2 Maggi Beef Flavor Bouillon
Cubes
1 cup hot water
2 tablespoons soy sauce
2 tablespoons cornstarch
2 tablespoons dry white wine,
or water
1/4 teaspoon ground black
pepper
2 tablespoons vegetable oil
3 cups broccoli florets
2 medium carrots, sliced
3/4 cup onions, thinly sliced
2 garlic cloves, finely chopped
12 ounces boneless beef sir-
loin steak, thinly sliced
1-1/2 cups (5 ounces) fresh
bean sprouts, rinsed
4 green onions, sliced into 1-
inch pieces
1 container hot cooked rice
Dissolve bouillon in water in
small bowl. Stir in soy sauce,
cornstarch, wine and pepper.
Heat oil in large skillet over
medium-high heat; add broccoli,
carrots, onion and garlic. Cook,
stirring constantly, for 4 to 5
minutes or until vegetables are
tender. Push vegetables to the
side.
Add meat; cook, stirring con-
stantly, for 3 to 4 minutes or
until no longer pink. Add bouil-
lon mixture, bean sprouts and
green onion; stir together with
vegetables and meat. Bring to a
boil.
Cook, stirring constantly, for
1 to 2 minutes or until sauce is
thickened. Serve over rice.


Serves four.


Shrimp with Broccoli
and Nuts
1 lb. medium shrimp, peeled
and deveined
1 tablespoon cooking sherry
or rice wine
1 teaspoon Maggi Chicken
Flavor Bouillon Cubes
1/2 teaspoon sesame oil
1/4 teaspoon ground white
pepper
1/4 cup Water
1 tablespoon oyster auce ,
1 tablespoon granulated
sugar
1 tablespoon cornstarch
2 teaspoons Maggi seasoning
sauce
1 tablespoon vegetable oil
`3 cups broccoli stems, coarse-
ly chopped
1 clove garlic, finely chopped
1/2 cup pistachios, or cashews
1/4 cup chopped red bell pep-
per
. Combine shrimp, 1 teaspoon
sherry, Maggi chicken bouillon,
sesame oil and white pepper in
medium bowl. Set aside to mar-
inate for 10 minutes.
Combine water, oyster sauce,
sugar, cornstarch, remaining
cooking sherry and Maggi sea-'
soning in small bowl.
Heat vegetable oil in large
skillet or wok over medium-high
heat. Add broccoli and garlic;
cook, stirring constantly, for 3 to
4 minutes. Add shrimp; cook for
2 minutes or until shrimp are
pink. Stir in sauce and pista-'
chios. Cook, stirring constantly,
for 2 to 3 minutes or until sauce'
is thickened. Garnish with bell:
pepper before serving.
Serves four.


Broccoli Pesto
Angel Hair Pasta
I adore pesto. It is one of the
yummiest sauces ever created.
Be sure to add some pine nuts to
the pesto sauce.
1 cup hot water
2 Maggi Chicken Flavor
Bouillon Cubes
16 ounces frozen chopped:
broccoli, prepared according to:
package directions, drained
1/4 cup Romano or Parmesan
cheese, grated
1/4 cup fresh basil leaves
2 tablespoons olive oil
2 cloves garlic, peeled
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 package (9 ounces) Buitoni

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