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Two Sections, 24 Pages


50 Cents


THURSDAY
July 7, 2005
Copyright 2005 Frisbie Publishing Co., Inc.


Balancing City Budget



Will Require 20 Layoffs


By S. L. FRISBIE, IV
Publisher

The city of Bartow must elimi-
nate about 20 of the 363 year
'round jobs on its payroll by Sept.
30 in order to avoid an unbal-
anced budget and a state-
declared "financial emergency,"
City Mgr. Joseph J. DeLegge told
the city commission Monday
night.
In submitting his proposed
budget for the 2005-06 fiscal year,
DeLegge preceded it with the
grimmest budget message in
decades.
He said he already has elimi-
nated all vacant positions on the
city payroll, and has ordered a
hiring freeze "for the duration of
our financial difficulties. In addi-
tion, some reorganization has
begun and will continue to occur."
One example of reorganization
that is being studied would be to
move some law enforcement offi-
cers from administrative position
to patrol duty, he said, noting that
the police chief will be the one to
determine the action to be taken.
Other economies must be
accomplished by personnel lay-
offs, he said.
"This is the most difficult deci-
sion a manager ever has to face,
but it is the right one," he said.
"Labor is our gi. L- expense and
it grows faster than any other
cost the city faces.


"We have to get a handle on
these costs if we are to provide
services to the citizens of Bartow."
Although not spelled out in the
budget message, DeLegge said
after the meeting that the city
needs to eliminate 20 jobs.
At present, the city has 333
full-time and 67 part-time
employees on the payroll, includ-
ing 37 part-timers employed in'
the Summer recreation program.
Those 37 jobs, except for life-
guards, will end soon, and are not
counted toward the 20 layoffs.
Some of the 20 jobs may be
eliminated by resignations or
retirements, and the remainder
will be accomplished by layoffs,
he said. The budget does not
include unemployment compen-
sation costs, he said.
Until the personnel reductions
are made, the budget is
$1,018,500 out of balance, he
said, and the job cuts must be
made by Oct. 1 of this year to
bring it into balance. As job cuts
are made, departmental budgets
will be reduced to reflect the sav-
ings, he said.
"I warn that this may not be
the only personnel reduction nec-
essary in this budget or in the
upcoming budget years; rather, it
is a starting point," he said.
With a personnel budget of
more than $18 million a year,
even a cost-of-living pay raise
costs more than $500,000, and
with increased pension costs, a


three-percent pay raise on the
existing payroll would cost the
city $1 million in the coming year,
he said.
An "extremely rapid cost in
every other category," including
fuel and insurance, exacerbates
the problem, he said.
To cut costs in the new budget,
DeLegge said, he has ordered a 30
percent acrossthe-board decrease
in overtime pay, an 11.64 percent
cut in "miscellaneous operating
costs," and a 6 percent reduction
in travel and per diem costs.
Most construction and major
purchases capital expenditures
and capital projects, in budget
terminology were cut from the
budget.
Surviving were the new Carver
Recreation Center gymnasium,
purchase of a building complex at
Bartow Municipal Airport for the
electric department, five police
cruisers, a front-end loader, and
trash compactors.
All other capital projects will
be funded by grants, DeLegge
said.
In the past year-and-a-half,
the city has increased several
rates and taxes, he noted, citing
increases in property taxes, elec-
tric rates, water and sewer rates,
garbage rates, and fees for other
services.
The city also has imposed a
storm water utility fee, a new tax
to pay for costs of storm drainage
improvements.


DeLegge also is proposing a
new "parks and recreation
recoupment fee," an impact fee on
new construction to pay for parks
and recreation facilities. That fee,
if set at a little over $1,000 per
house, is projected to bring in
$133,375, he said.
DeLegge said he has not pro-
posed another increase in the ad
valorem property tax millage in
the coming year.
"Revenues projected in this
budget have been stretched to the
limit and might require adjust-
ment if the unusual weather pat-
terns continue," he said. "There is
no contingency fund for unexpect-
ed expenses."
Growth in the city eventually
will generate revenue to "allevi-
ate some of these pressures," but
that revenue is not likely to solve
the problem for at least five to 10
years, he said.
DeLegge noted that for the
past eight years, he has "consis-
tently warned that the city of
Bartow faces tremendous chal-
lenges."
The first budget work session
has been scheduled for July 20 at
5:30 p.m.
The commission will hold pub-
lic hearings on the proposed bud-
get on Sept. 6 and Sept. 19.

(Because of the importance of
this year's budget message, it is
published in its entirety on Page
'8A.)


FEATHERY FIREWORK FRONDS hold a col- library and civic center parking lots, greeted the
orful starburst aloft during Independence Day's annual display Monday. (Staff photo by Peggy
striking combustible extravaganza. Lots of oohs and Kehoe)
aahs, from folks gathered at IMC Park and the



Rural Estate Zoning


Wins Residents' Praise


Winning pra
1artowans who he
high-density reside
north of Bartow, th
commission adopted
an ordinance to
estate zoning, estab
districts of allowing
acre (RE-1) or two h(
(RE-2).
The proposal ca
zoning board at the
idents of E.F. Griffir
of whose homes are
least one acre.
Jennifer Daniel
group of Bartowans
city staff and official
the new low-density
Terry Frost cor
city "for beginning
what Bartow has..
places, our charm
Otherwise, she said
look like every pl
County Road 540-A.
:- She questioned t
removing from the


Cash

E David Cash, c
County emergency
director, has been s
new fi re chief effect:
; Among Cash's in
tO ensure the fire
ston is community-o
fdcus, to review
inspection services
throughout the co
expand the effective
irig public educatii
the new chief said.
Cash, a Lake Wal
served the Polk C
safety department i
24 years. He began
1974 as a volunteer
Lake Wales. He
Florida profession.
certification in 197
tle Polk County fir
that same year.
'He continued to
services for 12 y


raise from
ave criticized
ential zoning
e Bartow city
d on Tuesday
create rural
fishing zoning
one house per
ouses per acre

me from the
urging of res-
n Road, many
on sites of at

Is led off a
thanking the
ls for creating
zones.
amended the
g to protect
. our tranquil
ling places."
, Bartow "will
ice else, like

he purpose of
zoning code a


column of figures showing the
maximum number of homes per
acre allowed in each zone.
(In the future, Bartowans may
figure out the maximum density
for themselves by dividing the
minimum square footage of lots
into 43,560, the number of square
feet in an acre.)
Planning Dir. Robert Wiegers
said that few subdivisions have
the minimum allowable lots,
because while they are only 70
feet wide Bartow's minimum
standard for single-family subdi-
visions they are usually 120 to
130 feet deep.,
T. Franklin Black commended
Wiegers, observing: "I wouldn't
like to be in his shoes."
But he disputed the assertion
of developers that home buyers
are clamoring for small lots.
"People are saying they are
getting 'cookie-cutter houses'
because that's all the developers
will build," he said.
The motion to create the RE-1


and RE-2 zoning on final reading
passed by unanimous vote.
An ordinance to reduce the
performance bond required of
subdivision developers from 100
percent to 25 percent of the cost of
infrastructure in new subdivi-
sions was passed on a 4-to-1 vote.
Commissioner Brian Hinton
voted against the ordinance, sug-
gesting that the city needed pro-
tection for more than one year.
Wiegers said he didn't know of
any local governments that
required more than a one-year
warranty.
Sam Thomas said that when
the county has concerns about
infrastructure, it extends the
warranty requirement to two
years.
Gerald Cochran said a develop-
er's road near his home failed
after two or three years, and sug-
gested that the city require a

(See Page 8A Col. 4)


Named Polk Fire Chief

currentt Polk which time he rose through the
management ranks to lieutenant, captain and
elected as the deputy chief.
ive July 7. In 1988, Cash was promoted
itial goals are to public safety coordinator,
services divi- responsible for managing the
orientedd in its county's emergency communica-
the level of tions center as well as overseeing, .
to businesses the radio and county telephone
unty, and to operations.
ness of exist- In 1992, he became the emer-
on programs, agency management director,
responsible for disaster prepared-
les native, has ness, managing the county's
countyy public emergency communications cen-
for more than ter, and managing the 9-1-1 coun-
i his career in ty-wide addressing operations.
firefighter in Cash, who was part of the top-
attained his level public safety team that
al firefighter brought Polk County through the
'6 and joined historic 2004 hurricane season,
e department said, "I look forward to returning
to an area of endeavor I've always
work for fire enjoyed, and serving my home
ears, during county as fire chief." David Cash


Shoo ting at Police Officer's


Home Sunday Ruled A Suicide


By JENNIFER STARLING
Staff Writer

A bizarre chain of events
resulted in the death of a woman
at the home of K-9 Officer
Michael Quinn in Bartow early
Sunday morning.
Bartow police were called to
the home around 1:15 a.m., after
receiving a "suspicious person"
call from Quinn, saying a female
was knocking on his front door, a
police report said.
While en route to the home, a
dispatcher told Police Officer
Kristi Tew via radio that the
woman had entered the home and


"was causing a disturbance."
Upon her arrival, the report
said, Officer Tew found the door
ajar, so she entered the living
room and yelled twice for Quinn.
She then heard what sounded
like a female scream and a single
gunshot coming from behind a
closed door in the hallway.
Quinn came out of a room at
the opposite end of the hallway,
moving "his arms about aimless-
ly," and shouting that the woman
had shot herself.
Tew asked Quinn what room
the woman was in, and he told
her it was the bathroom.
Other officers arrived, and
looking under the locked bath-


room door, saw feet and a gun. An
officer kicked the door open, and
found the woman dead on the
floor.
The woman has been identified
as 29-year-old Lakiska Rose of
Winter Haven. She died from a
gunshot wound to her chest.
Outside Quinn's home,
Detective Michael Prevatt found
Rose's aunt, Dixie Bryant of
Bartow, "hysterical and very
grievous."
Bryant told Prevatt that Ms.
Rose had borrowed her grand-
mother's vehicle and said she was
going to Wal-Mart. About two
hours later, she said, she received
a call from her niece telling her to


go to Quinn's residence.
The Polk County Sheriff's
Office was called in to complete
the investigation.
Detectives determined Ms.
Rose had somehow obtained
Quinn's .40-caliber Glock police
weapon, which Quinn said had
been secured in the back of his
patrol vehicle. It is unclear how
Rose got the Vweapon.
The death was ruled a suicide.
Ms. Rose was described by the
Sheriff's Office as an acquain-
tance of Quinn's.
Quinn has been with the
Bartow Police Department for
eight years.


DOUBLE HOWITZER blasts were captured during the salute to Monday at IMC Park. A loud blast was given as each state's name was
the American states and territories during Fourth of July festivities called in its order of joining the union. (Photo by Jim Holton)


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Brownie/Daisy Twilight Camp was held at
the Girl Scout House the week of June 6-10. The
theme of the camp was "Women in Careers."
Guest speakers for the week were Chef Terrie
Lobb; Suzie Schotelkotte, The Ledger; Detective
Vickie Callihan, Polk County Sheriffs Office; and
Rachel Blount, Spath Jewelers. On the last night,
the group traveled to the Stanford Inn for a tea
party. Helpers were Ruth Trainor, Shari Money,
Connie Sidwell, Dee Dee Wright, and Allison Stin-
son. Camp directors were Karen Boswell and


Janet Wickman. On the steps of the Stanford Inn
are (from left) back row Brooke Farrer, Char-
lotte Jordan, Mykala Hatfield, and Abby Heidel;
third row Ashley Steele, Kaitlyn Creech, Re-
becca Smith, Lexus Hall, and Victoria Nelson; sec-
ond row Danielle Adelstein, Alyssa Sidwell, De-
laney Wright, Bailey Pate, and Jaymee Bryant;
front row Pippa Burnett (daughter of the own-
ers of the Stanford Inn), Denice Wright, Emily
Steele, Cortnee Gregory, and Brianna Jones. -
(Photo provided)


Genealogy Workshop July 16
At Bartow Public Library


Florida State Society Daugh-
ters of the American Revolution
State Lineage Research Chair-
man Linda Soloski will present a
workshop on genealogy at the
Bartow Public Library.


Ws. Keri Ann Scarborough and Morgan Thomas
W Voodhouse were united in marriage Friday,
4 June 17. 2005. at 9:30 a.m., in Salt Lake City,
SULtah.
The bride is the daughter of Charles and
Daisy Scarborough of Bartow. The bridegroom
is the son of Paul and Claudia Woodhouse of
Oakley, Idaho.
Elder Backman of the Church of Jesus
Christ of Latter Day Saints performed the cer-
emony.
, : The bride was given in marriage by her
., rather, Charles Scarborough.
She wore a short-sleeved gown with a fitted
waist and rounded neck adorned with beads,
j and a borrowed veil that touched her shoul-
ders. She carried a bouquet of yellow roses and
J white daisies tied with light blue ribbon.
Maid of honor was Kaylyn Scarborough, sis-
ter of the bride, of Bartow. She wore a light
blue, floor-length gown, fitted at the waist,
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with short sleeves and rounded neck.
Two receptions were held the first follow-
ing the ceremony on June 17 at Oakley LDS
Stake Center in Idaho.
The cake table was decorated with a vase of
yellow roses and white daisies with blue and
yellow ribbons tied around the vase, and blue ?
and yellow ribbons fastened to the back of the i
chairs. The cake was topped with a Salt Lake
Temple ornament, and was decorated with yel-
low roses and white daisies.
The couple departed the reception on a John
Deere tractor.
The second reception was held Saturday,
June 25, at the LDS Stake Center in Lakeland.
Bobbie Nolen, Sandra Edmonson, Libby
Harvey, and Ruth Tucker assisted with the
Lakeland reception.
Following a honeymoon trip to Orlando and
Longboat Key, the couple resides at 1200 North
Terrace Drive, Apt. 220, Provo, Utah 84604.
.


Chairman Noreta Wells and
membership Vice-Chairman
Charlotte Fletcher.
All women 18 years of age and
older with proof of lineage back
to an ancestor who, with unfail-


The event, sponsored by Bar- ing loyalty, aided in the cause of
tow Chapter DAR, will be held American independence, are eli-
Saturday, July 16, at 1:30 p.m. gible for DAR membership.
Assisting with questions For more information on the
about the DAR and application DAR, call 533-6293 or 533-3710.
papers will be state membership

Explorations V Holding

Scrapbook Class for Kids


Explorations V Children's
Museum will host a its monthly
scrapbooking session for children
and adults, "Crop 'Till You
Drop," on Saturday, July 9.
The session will be open from
10 a.m. until 4 p.m. and those
wishing to participate may do so
for any length of time during
those hours.
Fee for the session is $3 per
hour per participant. The session
is presented by Kathy Hocken-
berry, a Creative Memory Con-
sultant.


Those attending the session
can learn how to create a scrap-
book of favorite photos and
memories. The session includes
the use of cropping tools, new
ideas and assistance from Ms.
Hockenberry as needed.
Paper and stickers are avail-
able for purchase from the con-
sultant.
Additional information may
be obtained by calling Ms. Hock-
enberry at 667-2808.


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a story or photo?
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Bartow Middle Student

Gains National Recognition


The United States Achieve-
ment Academy has announced
that Bartow Middle School stu-
dent Michael Tyler Rice has
been named a national award
winner in mathematics.
This honor is awarded to less
than 10 percent of all students.
Rice, who lives in Lakeland,
was nominated for this national
award by Olivia Hazell, a
teacher at BMS. He will appear
in the United States Achieve-
ment Academy official yearbook
which is published nationally.
The Academy selects USAA
winners upon the recommenda-
tion of teachers, coaches, coun-
selors, and other qualified spon-
sors and upon the Standards of
Selection set forth by the Acad-
emy. :
The criteria for selection are a
student's academic performance,
interest and aptitude, leadership
qualities, responsibility, enthusi-
asm, motivation to learn and im-
prove, citizenship, attitude and
cooperative spirit, dependability,


and recommendation from a
qualified sponsor.
Rice is the son of Richard and
Lisa Rice from Lakeland. His
grandparents are Dorothy Line-
barier of Auburndale and Dick
and Barbara Rice of Lakeland.


'Find a New Way To

Serve,' Bentley Urges


"It's a new day; let's find a
new way to serve."
That is the theme chosen by
Chuck Bentley, newly-installed
president of the Bartow Rotary
Club, for the coming year.
"Sometimes we get comfort-
able in our routine," he said.
"Our comfort level may need ad-
justing."
Bentley and several other lo-
cal Rotarians attended the con-
vention of Rotary International
held in Chicago, birthplace of the
organization 100 years ago.
"We got a renewed sense of
what we can do," he said.
The challenge of Rotary Inter-


national President Carl-Wilhelm
Stenhammar is to renew the vi-
tality and spirit of Rotary, and to
recruit new members, he said.
The new RI president urged
special effort to recruit women
who hold positions of leadership
in the business community.
Ashley Stasiak and Jacqui
Byrd spoke briefly on their at-
tendance at Rotary's Seminar for
Tomorrow's Leaders at the cam-
pus of Florida Southern College.
Cindy Marotz, a financial
planner with Allen and Co. in
Lakeland, was inducted as a new
member of the club.


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Lighthouse
Holds Picnic
Lighthouse Ministries, Inc.
was determined to make Inde-
pendence Day special for home-
less and poor people in Lake-
land.
The group held a traditional
Fourth of July Picnic, complete
with free hotdogs and hamburg-
ers, and included recognition of
those who have spent time serv-
ing our country in the military.
"About one-fourth of the
homeless men in our country are
veterans," Steve Turbeville, ex-
ecutive director of the Light-
house Ministries, said. "For
many, the memories of battle are
still fresh. The thought of U.S.
servicemen and women who are
today placifig themselves in
harm's way brings back names
and faces of friends from years
ago including some who never
came home from battle."
Lighthouse Ministries held
the event from noon to 6 p.m. on
July 4 at 117 East Magnolia
Street.
For more information on up-
coming events or programs, con-
tact Lighthouse Ministries at
687-4076 or 687-3705.


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Thanking friends and
neighbors for cards
and prayers while in
the hospital and
rehabilitation in
Lakeland, especially
for the food while
home recuperating.


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Seauti 'cation

Awards


City of Bartow Beautification Award winners for the month 0f'
June (from topl were the Civic Plaza, The Charles Richardson
Senior Center at 615 North Jackson, and the Scalici family at
945 Bear Creek Drive. Pictured at the Civic Plaza from left't are'
Les Barr, assistant parks and recreation director: Jewell
Denham, beautification board member; Glenn Kelly, landscape
supervisor: and Tim Griner, park director. At the senior center
are Donna Kay, Polk program manager: Mrs. Denham; and Alice
Brown, supervisor at the center. At the Scalici home are
Brandon; Tvler; Isabel: Barbara Newell, parks and recreation
director; Krystle; and the family's puppy. Roxy.


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SAXMAN, will be just one of the works by artist Berlin Cassa-
major featured at Ridge Art Association from July 14 through Aug.
5. Cassamajor is the son of first generation Haitian immigrants and
also is the youth art instructor at Ridge. Ridge Art Association is lo-
cated at 210 Cypress Gardens Boulevard in the Chain O'Lakes
Complex. (Photo provided)


Friday Fest Features

Firefighter Salute


Firefighters will be honored at
this month's Friday Fest, set
July 15, on South Central Ave-
nue in downtown Bartow.
The event is held from 6 to 9
p.m.
Fire departments from Fort
Meade, Lake Wales, Lakeland,
Mulberry, Polk County and Win-
ter Haven assisted the Bartow
Fire Department in battling the
downtown blaze, and will be
honored for their efforts during
the event.
Polk County EMS, Bartow Po-
lice Department, Bartow Public
Works and the city's water de-


apartment also assisted in the ef-
fort.
In addition to honoring the
firefighters, the festival will fea-
ture food, drinks and children
activities.
This month, music from Rusty
Bones will be featured.
Main Street Bartow, Inc., who
sponsors the event with the city
of Bartow, is still seeking local
nonprofit food vendors for the
event.
For more information on the
event or to sign up as a refresh-
ment vendor, call 519-0508.


Jamboree Set Saturday


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American Red Cross is offering a
Babysitter's Training Class on
July 9.
The course is for children ages
11-16 years, and will be held at
the Polk County-Chapter, lo-
cated at 147 Avenue A, NW in
Winter Haven.
In the class, students learn
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alism.
Pre-registration for the class
is required. The cost for the
course is $40.
To register, call the Polk
County Chapter at 294-5941 or
visit the website at http://polk-
countyfl.redcross.org.

Isenhoward
Graduates
Jennifer Filmon Isenhoward
of Lake Wales has graduated
from the University 6f South
Carolina.
She received the honor of
graduating Magna Cum Laude.


Fort Meade Jamboree will
kick off at a new time, 5 p.m., on,,
Saturday, July 9. '
Beverly Hja -e. a country
singer from Mulberry, will begin
the monthly festival.
Larry Harbin, from Sebring,
who sings a variety of styles of
music, will perform at 5:25.
At 5:50 p.m., Louie Lowry and !
the McGills, who sing country
music will be on hand. The per-
formers are from Mulberry.
At 6:35 p.m., Will Reckart, a
gospel singer from Bartow, will
perform his part of the show.
The program will end with
Fort Meade Jamboree Country
Volunteers at 7 p.m.
All new vendors providing
food and Cornerstone's Royal
Rangers will be there to keep,
everyone from getting hungry.
The Jamboree is held at the
Fort Meade Outdoor Recreation
Area which is located one and
one-half miles east of Fort
Meade on Highway 98.
Entertainment is free, conces-
sions are provided, no alcoholic
beverages or drugs are allowed,
and everyone is encouraged to
bring their lawn chair and enjoy
the show.
Lee DeVane said the Jambo-
ree website is back online. Check

Antique Fair

And Boot

Sale Set

Bargains and treasures will
line Bartow's downtown streets
on Saturday.
Downtown Bartow's next
monthly Antique Fair and Car
Boot Sale will be held on Satur-
day, July 9, from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.
A boot (car trunk) sale allows
individuals or organizations with
a few things to sell, but not
enough to bother with a yard
sale, to sell their items.
Booters will not need to regis-
ter before the event, but should
arrive early to get good spots
and the most buyers.
Vehicles are required to be in
place and have paid their fee of
$10 by 10:30 a.m.
Booth spaces for the antique
fair also are $10, and can be re-
served by contacting Missy at
Mr. & Mrs. Mac's Farm Antiques
at 534-8282 or Mary at Main
Street Bartow, 519-0508.

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Bush Was Right To Veto


Smoking Law Loophole


Though it received little notice outside
of Key West, Gov. Jeb Bush acted in the
public's interest when he vetoed a bill that
would have allowed Sloppy Joe's Bar in
Key West to ignore Florida's Clean Indoor
Air Act.
That law, which prohibits smoking in
most public places, including restaurants,
was adopted by the Legislature after a citi-
zens initiative put the issue before the vot-
ers as an amendment to the Florida
Constitution. While we generally oppose
putting legislative issues in the
Constitution, this one was an exception,
given the importance to public health and
the Legislature's .reluctance to act on its
own initiative. '
Voters approved it, and the Legislature
enacted an enabling law, leaving a loop-
hole for bars which receive less than 10
percent of their revenue from food sales.
Though we see no point in that loophole, it
can be persuasively argued that people
have a greater need to patronize restau-
rants than bars.
While a few businesses initially vowed
to ignore the law, it is now widely obeyed,
and those Floridians who choose not to
smoke their -own cigarettes are not
required to breathe second hand smoke
generated by those who do.
Sloppy Joes' r, made the most famous
watering hole in. Florida :by the regular
patronage of Ernest Hemingway, had a
legislator introduce a bill which would
exempt it from complying with the law.
The bill, which passed the Legislature,
created an exemption for bars which make
up to 20 percent of their revenue from food


sales, provided they are listed on the
National Register of Historic Places. And
how many would that be?
Counting Sloppy Joe's, apparently, one.
The owner, Chris Mullins, said that it
would cost him $700,000 to reduce food
revenues to 10 percent, and would require
him to lay off some servers.
"We'll just have to sit down and look at
everything and all the people involved,"
Mullins said after the governor vetoed his
bill.
Before we start a relief fund for unem-
ployed waiters and waitresses, let's exam-
ine the obvious alternative: obey the law,
maintain the $700,000 in food sales, and
keep the staff intact.
Does it take a Harvard Business School
degree to figure this one out?
In his veto message, Bush wrote: "I do
not want to encourage a precedent for
carve-outs to current statewide smoking
laws."
It was a good decision.

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

Roy Sheffield: World Class Neighbor


When Mary and I returned to
Bartow in 1964 after my two-year
hitch in the active Army, we
bought a house in Bellaire Park
subdivision, from Charlie and
Rena Lowers.
It was your basic 1950s subdi-
vision home, three bedrooms, one
bath, comfortable, but not osten-
tatious.
Charlie had added on a large
living room a Florida room, in
local parlance that made it
plenty spacious for a couple of
newlyweds and a child or two
who were still on the drawing
board.
Paul and Nellie Coury had just
sold the house next door to Roy
and Connie Sheffield, and George
and Harriet Harris still lived
across the street.
We figured we'would keep the
house for at least five years, no
more than 10, before we opted for
something more spacious.
Ten years and two daughters
later, we decided to add a new
master bedroom and bath, in
preparation for a third child who
was on the drawing board. What
had once been the dining room
was enclosed to create a third
child's bedroom, and the master


suite took form.
Slowly, but that is another
story.
Forty-one years later, we are
still in that home. We have added
rooms and features that we want-
ed, because we really enjoy the
house, but mainly, we like the
neighborhood, and the neigh-
bors.
Chief among the latter was
Roy Sheffield. He's the ideal
neighbor: he'd do anything for
you, but without offering unso-
licited advice. He was more than
ideal; he was world class.
After our first child, Peggy,
was torn, he told my parents:
"You can tell her parents love
each other."
I don't know how Roy could
tell that, but it meant a lot, espe-
cially because he said it to my
parents.
Then came Carolyn, the
adventurer.
Roy was the X-ray technician
at Bartow Memorial Hospital -
the only one they had, as far as I
know and Carolyn kept us in
frequent flier miles at the emer-
gency room.
"Roy," I would ask, as I left the
house, "have you gotten a call


from the ER yet?"
"No, what's up?"
"Carolyn jumped off another
roof, and they're taking her in for
X-rays. We'll see you there in a
few minutes."
To this day, we have a tacit
understanding with Carolyn: we
will not ask her if she ever
jumped from the indoor'balcony
in our bedroom onto our king-
size bed, and she will never deny
it.
There could be some other rea-
son that the bedframe mysteri-
ously broke.
I Our son Loyal was a special
friend of Roy's. As a youngster,
he called him Mr. Feshield. It was
close enough.
Roy came from an agricultural
family. He fertilized our Satsuma
tree "so I can come pick some tan-
gerines whenever I want to," and
told me why our two pecan trees
would seldom have a crop that
the squirrels couldn't beat us to.
He had a relative in the Florida
National Guard who told him I
had attained the rank of colonel
in the Guard.
From that day forward, he
addressed me as "Colonel," and I
addressed him as "Neighbor."


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Flag Burners Arouse Patriotism


ere was equal respect in both
es.
For years, when Roy would
ge his yard, he would edge
ne, as well. I often thanked
n.
One day he explained: "If you
it plowing in the middle of a
row, the neighbors will think
ur mule died."
A few weeks ago, his youngest
n, John, moved into Roy's
use, and told me his mother
as in a nursing home, and Roy,
ttling cancer, was living with
other son.
Saturday afternoon, as I was
going our driveway, John came
er.
"I wanted you to know that
id just died. I know you were
ends."
Blinking back tears, I shook
nds with John, and wished him
id's peace.
Then I did the only thing I
uld think of to express my
endship .for a great neighbor
r the past four decades.
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BARTOW This letter is to
say that I greatly appreciate your
editorial in the June 27 issue
headed "Our Flag' Does Not
Need Constitutional Protection:"'
You express a deep under-
standing of history, and of


BARTOW Seems like most
everyone nowadays is fearful of
terrorism, and the wickedness in
the world. It's a fear that is well
founded, too. But our life here is
so short we cannot be side-
tracked from the truth of the
world either, and the truth is this:
"For the wages of sin is death; but
the gift of God is eternal life
through Jesus Christ our Lord."
(Romans 6:23), .
We need to payattention to the
words God uses, like the word


Americans. I realize that "dese-
cration" does not automatically
mean flag burning, although that
is the conclusion. many citizens
erroneously jump to.
Whatever gain those who do
"desecrate" may obtain is more


"gift." It comes from the Greek
word "charisma" which means
"gracious bestowal of kindness."
Pay attention now folks. When
God talks about sin and death.
He uses the word "wages" -
. what you earn. But when he talks
about eternal life He uses the
word "gift," something you can-
not earn. Romans 6:23 means
exactly what it says. God gives
eternal life as a free gift to those
who receive Jesus Christ as their
Savior. It's a gracious, offer based


than offset by the anger against
them by others, this actually
increasing respect for our flag.
And the occurrences are too rare
to concern the Constitution, any-
way.
ARLAND R. MEADE


on the fact that Christ has already
paid the debt of sin by His death
on the Cross.
Eternal life is a free gift no
purgatory, no works of penance,
no ascetic self-denial, no nothing.
All you need to do is accept it and
say "Thank you." When you
have eternal life, what is there to
live in fear of here?
"Thank you, Lord, for my gift
of eternal life."

ESTELLE HUMPHRIES


OUR READERS SAY

Reminders About Flag Etiquette


BARTOW Seeing the
American flag and red-white-
blue decorations in the park July
4 set me to thinking, remember-
ing.
.As a young man in the military
I had occasion to study the rules
of etiquette that pertain to the
handling of our flag, as a symbol
of our patriotism and our love
and respect for our great country.
Rules of etiquette, to be sure, are
arbitrary and man made. They
are not from on high, like the 10
Commandments, yet a feeling of
reverence surrounds them, and
when I observe the rules of eti-
quette being flouted, it seems like
irreverence and it gives me pain.
The rules of etiquette are not
very extensive and they are easy
to learn. Display the flag with the
star field in the northwest corner;
do not let a flag touch the ground;


do not fly a flag at night unless
you live on top of the U.S. Capitol
building; do not use a flag for a
draped decoration (use bunting);
dispose of a flag properly; and so
on. Yet, there seem to be a lot of
folks who do not know these
rules these days.
Among the forgotten taboos is
allowing a piece of a flag to exist.
Such would violate the rule about
disposing of a flag and that
would allow clothing manufac-
turers to make wearables from
pieces of flags. Like a lot of caps
that I saw in the park, blue beanie
covered with white stars and
with a red/white striped visor.
Or a shirt that obviously looks as
if it had been made from a flag.
Some of the other color in the
park seemed at least question-
able, using rows of flags whose
main purpose was mainly for


decor rather than as a "sacred" or
"semi-sacred" display.
And here is one that nobody
anywhere seems to remember: To
fly a flag at half mast, raise it to
the top of the mast and then
lower it one flag width.
Consider me to be on my soap-
box, pleading for a rebirth of rev-
erence for the rules of flag eti-


quette. We could use a public
statement about it from the
President of the United States. I
doubt that we are going to get
that, so in, the meantime, I have
made up a very short rule, one
that is easy to remember:
A flag ain't a rag.

MIKE KEEDY


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Fifty-Five Years Ago

Virginia-Carolina Chemical
Corp. yesterday opened its
$750,000 new Clear Springs
washer just southeast of Bartow.
Members of -the Bartow
Chapter, Future Farmers of
America, winning major awards
were Sonny Griffin, beef cattle
breeding award, and Eugene
Bass, the State Farmer degree.
Official census figures released
this week gave Bartow's popula-
tion as 8,675 a decrease of 45 from


the 1945 state census compilation.

Forty-Five Years Ago

Construction began early last
month on a comfortable modern
home for the aged of Polk
County. When the home is com-
pleted next Spring it will be dedi-
cated as a memorial to Frank E.
Rohr and his wife, Minnie K.
Rohr. The couple came to Bartow
in 1923, upon his retirement from
the retail lumber business in
Union City, Ind.


It took nearly two years of
campaigning to convince Polk
Countians that they needed
paved roads, according to a
leader of the "good roads" fight
of some 45 years ago.
Page One headline: "Polk
Residents Form Own Police With
Sheriff Aid; Seek Crime Curb in
Outlying Areas"

Thirty-Five Years Ago

The phosphate strike, half-way
through its fifth week today,


showed no signs of a settlement.
Page One headlines:
"Recreation Schedules
Announced; Civic Center Pool To
Be Closed All Day Monday; Wide
Variety Offered in Program for
Negroes"
Miss Lillian Stidham,- deputy
clerk in the office of the Polk
County clerk of the circuit court
for the past 31 years has retired,
Clerk D.H. Sloan, Jr., announced
today.


OUR READERS SAY

Eternal Life Is a Gift


History From Our Files
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Obituaries,


July 7, 2005 The Polk County Democrat 5A

Volunteer 'Victims' Needed

For Emergency Exercise


Ann Leech Stephens

Ann Leech
Stephens
Ann Leech Stephens, 84, of
Bartow, died of respiratory fail-
ure Tuesday, July 5^, 2005, at
Winter Haven Hospital.
Born in Princeton, Ky., on
Aug. 16, 1920, Mrs. Stephens
moved to Bartow 45 years ago.
She was a homemaker. She
majored in home economics at
Western State Teachers College
in Bowling Green, Ky.
She was a member of the Bar-
tow Garden Club, the Sew Sew
Girls Sewing Circle, and numer-
ous bridge clubs, and she at-
tended First;Baptist Church of
Bartow. '
Mrs. Stephens was preceded
in death by her husband, Joseph
J. Stephens..
She is survived by two daugh-
ters, Carol:.Ryan and her hus-
band, Mick, of Little Rock, Ark.,
and Elizabeth Shea and her hus-
band, James, of Omaha, Neb.;
one brother, James Harvey
Leech, Jr., of Lexington, Ky.;
four grandchildren; and three
great-grandchildren.
Visitation: Sunday, July 10,
from 2 to 4 p.m., at Whidden-
McLean Funeral Home in Bar-
tow.
The funeral: Monday, July 11,
at 11 a.m., at the funeral home,
with Dr. Ron Burks and Rev.
Frank Brooks officiating.
Interment: Wildwood Ceme-
tery in Bartow.

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Rex E. Brown

Rex E.
Brown
Rex E. Brown, 93, of Bartow,
died of pneumonia Monday, July
4, 2005, at Bartow Regional
Medical Center in Bartow.
Born in Harrisburg, Ill., on
May 2, 1912, Mr. Brown moved
to Bartow from Kentucky 44
years ago.
He was a bookkeeper for Ford
Equipment Company in Plant
City, and was a former office
manager at Peabody Coal Co. in
Kentucky for 25 years. He was
Baptist.
Mr. Brown was preceded by
his wife, Allene Brown.
He is survived by three sis-
ters, Edith M. Guy of Valparaiso,
Ind., Hilda Dillow of Murphys-
boro, Ill., and Sue Ramsey of
Paducah, Ky.; and several nieces
and nephews.
Interment: Hillcrest Cemetery
in Carterville, Ill.
Memorial contributions:
Church Service Center, 290 East
Church Street, Bartow, FL
33830.
Arrangements: Whidden-
McLean Funeral Home in Bar-
tow.

Linda Dianne
Quenrud
Linda Dianne Quenrud, 55, of
Winter Havein, died of cancer
Tuesday, July 6, 2005, at Winter
Haven Hospital.
Born in Gadsden, Ala., on
May 23, 1950, Ms. Quenrud
moved to Winter Haven 40 years
ago.
She was a homemaker, and a
member of Jesus Name in Win-
ter Haven.
She is survived by two sons,
Stacey Quenrud of Lake Wales
and Scotty Quenrud of Ho-
mosassa; her mother and father,
Faye Phillips and Rev. Robert
Phillips of Winter Haven; three
brothers, Terry Phillips of Win-
ter Haven, Keith Phillips of Bar-
tow, and Craig Phillips of Winter
Haven; one sister, Cindy Cooper
of Winter Haven; and five grand-
children.
The funeral: Friday, July 8, at
2 p.m., at Praise and Worship
Church, 300 Orange Avenue
South in Bartow, with Rev. Her-
bert "Gene" E. Martin officiating.
*Arrangements: Whidden-
McLean Funeral Home in Bar-


tow.


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Polk County's Emergency
Management Division will be
conducting Team Play 2005, a
mass casualty field exercise, on
Thursday, July 14.
Team Play is an annual emer-
gency preparedness exercise to
test county and municipal re-
sponse units including that of
Emergency Medical Services,
Fire Services, hospitals, the
Emergency Operations Center,
the Health Department and the
Communications Office.


The event will begin at ap-
proximately 10 a.m. and end at 1
p.m. It will take place at Mul-
berry Park (Highway 60/ Kid El-
lis Road, near Badcock Distribu-
tion Center) in Mulberry.
Voulenteers are being sought
for the event. More than 200
people are needed to pretend to
be "victims" during the staged
disaster. Those interested in vol-
unteering should contact Polk
County Volunteer Services at
534-6089.


Mental Health Group Holding

Peer-to-Peer Learning Program


CUTTING A LONG LINE of $1 bills instead
of the traditional red ribbon, Community First
Credit Union and the Greater Bartow Chamber
of Commerce held a celebration and ribbon cut-
ting on Wednesday morning. Credit Union Presi-
dent John Santarpia wielded the golden scissors,
surrounded by county and city officials and well


wishers. Holding the ribbon are (from left) Cham-
ber Ambassador Pam Sams, City Commissioner
Rosie Thornburg, Polk County Commissioner
Randy Wilkinson, Chamber Ambassador Ruth
Trainor and Bartow Mayor Leo Longworth. -
(Chamber photo)


Registration for the new Peer-
to-Peer program sponsored by
the National Alliance for the
Mentally Ill of Polk County is
now open.
Peer-to-Peer is a unique, ex-
periential learning program for
people with any serious mental
illness who are interested in es-
tablishing and maintaining their
wellness and recovery.
Peer-to-Peer consists of nine
two-hour units and is taught by
a team of three trained mentors.
Participants come away from
the course with a binder of hand-
out materials, as well as many
other tangible resources: an ad-
vance directive; a "relapse pre-


vention plan" to help identify
tell-tale feelings, thoughts, be-
havior or events that may warn
of impending relapse and to or-
ganize for intervention; mindful-
ness exercises to help focus and
calm thinking; and survival
skills for working with providers
and the general public.
The class will meet on con-
secutive Fridays beginning on
Aug. 5 through Sept. 30 from 4
to 6 p.m. at the Jeanene Brown
Drop In Center in Lakeland.
The classes are free, but regis-
tration is required. Class size is
limited to 15 people.
To register, call 413-2788.


Red Cross Offers

Babysitter Training


READY TO "PERK" up your morning, Com-
munity Cafe opened in Community First Credit
Union on Wednesday, and Manager Denise Thor-
man is ready to serve. The cafe offers coffee,


breakfast and lunch, four internet stations, a
wireless hotspot and large televisions. (Staff
photo)


Community First Opens


High Tech Office in Bartow


It's a first in Bartow: a combi-
nation high tech credit union
and Internet cafe.
Community First Credit Un-
ion held its grand opening
Wednesday morning at its new
Bartow branch.
Built on the site of the old
Burger King restaurant (which
closed years ago), Community
First is located at 1790 North
Broadway.
The spacious 4,300-square
foot building has a cafe on the
west end which serves a variety
of coffees plus breakfast sand-
wiches and burritos in the morn-
ing, and salads and sandwiches
for lunch.,
A large-screen plasma TV set
is mounted on the wall, while a
92-inch projection TV offers
viewers an even larger image.
At one side of the Community
Cafe are four Internet stations.
There is additional seating for
diners on the patio.
The Community Cafe room
will be available as a community
meeting place when the cafe is
closed.
In addition to drive-through
teller windows, Community First
offers drive-through service for
coffee and meals. Operation of
the drive-through for meals is
from 6:30 a.m. to 2 p.m.
For call-in orders, phone 582-
9000.
Members of the credit union


will get a 10 percent discount on
their purchases.
President John Santarpia told
opening day visitors that Com-
munity First gave the architect
free rein to try some novel ideas.
The high-ceiling main bank
lobby has the customary teller
stations and bank administra-
tors' offices, and also has a chil-
dren's lounge with a TV tuned to
kids' shows, an assortment of
toys, and a couple of computers
set up for computer games.
The facility has three drive-
through lanes and a special lane
for trucks; an automatic teller
machine; a night deposit facility;
and safe deposit boxes. It sells
money orders, travelers checks
and postage stamps.
The phone number for credit
union services is 582-7300.
Lobby hours are 9 a.m. to 5:30
p.m., Monday through Friday.
Drive-through hours are 8 a.m.
to 5:30 p.m. Monday through
Friday, and 9 a.m. to noon on
Saturday.
The institution was estab-
lished as IMCC Federal Credit
Union on Oct. 12, 1950, in Mul-
berry as a credit union for em-
ployees of International Miner-
als & Chemical Corp., with
shares of stock selling for $5.
In the late 1960s, with the
sale of IMC's Bonnie Chemical
Plant to CF Industries, it be-
came the IMC-CF Federal Credit


Union.
After several moves, the insti-
tution built its own building at
1010 North Church Ave. in Mul-
berry.
In 1998, it was renamed Com-
munity First Credit Union, and
membership was opened to any-
one who lives or works in Polk
County.
Community First opened a
branch on Main Street in down-
town Bartow, and a branch on
Cypress Gardens Road in Winter
Haven.
The Bartow branch operated
out of a mobile office for more
than a year on the construction
site while the new building was
being built.
Future plans call for branches
in Lakeland and Haines City.


Polk County Chapter of the
American Red Cross is offering a
Babysitter's Training Class on
Saturday, July 9.
The course is for children ages
11-16 years, and will be held at
the Polk County Chapter, lo-
cated at 147 Avenue A, NW in
Winter Haven.
In the class, students learn
the skills and confidence of a re-
sponsible babysitter in a fun and
interactive class.

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A business seminar hosted by
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"Identifying and Retaining Top
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13, at Holiday Inn Lakeland
South, located at 3405 South
Florida Avenue.
There is no cost to attend, but
reservations are required.
Contact Jim Esmond at 646-
7725 or e-mail quest@gte.net.

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skills in five critical areas: lead-
ership, safety and safe play, ba-
sic care, first aid and profession-
alism.
Pre-registration for the class
is required. The cost for the
course is $40.
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The Polk County Democrat


July 7, 2005


Real Estate Zoning,


(Because of its importance,
The Democrat is publishing the
entire budget message of City
Mgr. Joseph J. DeLegge, which
was delivered to the city commis-
sion on Tuesday. The only omis-
sion is a paragraph listing pages
in the budget on which specific
items are found.)

The proposed balanced budget
for fiscal year 2005-2006 for the
City of Bartow is submitted for
your review.
For the past eight years, we
have consistently warned that
the City of Bartow faces tremen-
dous challenges in the upcoming
and future years. As clearly
stated in last year's budget mes-
sage, I quote, "To put it bluntly,
the City cannot afford to con-
tinue at its present rate and will
not support itself in future years,
unless changes are made."
In the 2004-2005 fiscal year,
several changes were made in an
effort to address the problem
from the revenue side of the
equation. Unfortunately though,
there are no revenue sources
available to the City of Bartow
large enough to even begin com-
bating the issue at hand.
Over the past year and a half,
increases were made to electric
rates, water rates, sewer rates,
garbage rates, the millage rate
and various charges for services
across the city. All of these
changes combined were not and
will not be the solution to our
problem.
It was made clear, in the
meetings we had with city staff
and the external auditor, that
other problems had to be ad-
dressed or this city could be fac-
ing a "financial emergency" as
defined by the Auditor General.
The major issue, as it was
clearly explained, is the cost of
personnel and the magnitude of
its annual growth. Not so much
the percentage growth rate, for it
grows at approximately the cost
of living, but it is the dollar.
growth that is choking this city.
With an annual personnel cost
exceeding $18 million, it doesn't
take a large percentage increase
to exceed our ability to generate
offsetting incremental annual
revenues.
SThe first draft of this pro-
posed budget included no addi-
tional personnel and a cost of liv-.
ing increase. If you will remem-
ber we were able to give only a 2
percent cost of living adjustment
last year. This year we were try-
ing to give 3 percent in an at-
tempt to more closely match ris-
ing costs. When the total cost of
personal services alone was tal-
lied, it revealed an increased
cost of over $1 million above the
same labor budgeted for the
2004-2005 fiscal year. This was
due mainly to increased pension
costs.
Add to that an extremely
rapid cost increase in every
other category, like fuel and in-
surance, and we ,are faced imme-
diately and directly with the ex-
act problem predicted for the
past eight years.
We began the 2005-2006
budget with an overall deficit in
excess of $2.7 million. All line
items were reviewed, several
changes and cuts were made
across the board, and a few one-
year fixes were implemented
that will still need to be ad-
dressed in future years.
This left the city with only
one possible solution to the fi-
nancial crisis at hand.
You will notice, in the com-
mission's budget for the time be-
ing, a negative adjustment in the
amount of $1,018,500 necessary
to balance this budget. This rep-
resents the first, but possibly not
the last, required reduction in
personal services.
This reduction must be com-
pleted prior to October 1, 2005
for the budget, as presented, to
be in balance. In addition, it will
be necessary for all departments
to look closely at how they have
operated in the past and make
changes.
There has been no allowance
made for the resulting unem-
ployment cost that will undoubt-
edly accompany this action. To
allow for this would have only
increased the size of the neces-
sary reduction. That being said,
it will be required to find other
areas to reduce costs within our
city, to offset any costs associ-


eration as decisions are made
throughout the year by our com-
missioners, our management,
and all of our employees.
As for the specifics of this
year's budget, we are using, for
the first time, the budget module
included with our financial soft-
ware. Please keep in mind that
this is the first time it has been
used and there are a few areas
we will be improving on, as we
progress.
Revenues projected in this
budget have been stretched to
the limit and might require ad-
justment if the unusual weather
patterns continue. There is no
contingency fund for unexpected
expenses in this budget and
weather patterns that affect the
sale of utilities will have an im-
mediate and direct impact on our
ability to make payroll and pay
our bills in the upcoming year.
To balance this year's budget,
we added a new revenue source
as recommended by the study
being performed by the Univer-
sity of Florida. It is called a
Parks and Recreation Recoup-
ment Fee and is added to new
construction only. This fee is es-
timated to generate approxi-
mately $133,375 next year.
Development fees are again
being used for debt service in
both the water and waste water
departments. If needed, any re-
maining development fees will
also be used for new construc-
tion. Both of these uses are al-
lowed by ordinance.
Several cuts were made
across the board to expense
budgets. Earlier it was men-
tioned that departments would
be required to operate differently
than they have in the past.
Overtime estimates were cut
by 30 percent across the board
and this will mandate changes in
our overtime policies in all de-
partments. Miscellaneous oper-
ating costs were cut approxi-
mately 11.64 percent and travel
and per diem costs were cut 6
percent across the board. De-
partments will need to reevalu-
ate what training is absolutely
mandatory to maintain licenses
and certifications.
These reductions will be felt
by the departments, but were
not overly drastic. All depart-
ments will be expectedto moni-
tor their budgets throughout the
year and to remain within
budget.
All existing personnel vacan-
cies have already been elimi-
nated and a hiring freeze has.
been initiated. This will remain
in effect for the duration of our
financial difficulties. In addition,
some reorganization has begun
and will continue to occur.
Most capital expenditures and
capital projects were removed
from the budget. Remaining are
five police cruisers, a front-end
loader, and trash compactors, all
of which will be financed.
There is a lift station rebuild
,that was funded in a prior year,
and has not been completed.
There are electric projects to ac-
commodate existing infrastruc-
ture for estimated new growth
and a storm water master plan
to guide the new utility.
The new Carver gymnasium
and the new electric facility have
been budgeted with the assump-
tion that both projects will con-
tinue. All other projects included
in the budget are grant funded.
The new storm water utility
fund, with its projected revenues
and expenditures has been
added. Some employees and
equipment have been moved into


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ated with unemployment.
It is strongly recommended
that the city commission re-
evaluate the level of service pro-
vided by the city in all areas. It
is imperative that our deteriorat-
ing financial position be given
the utmost attention and consid-


that department and, as men-
tioned earlier, a storm water
master plan has been budgeted.
I warn that this may not be
the only personnel reduction nec-
essary in this budget or in up-
coming budget years; rather, it is
a starting point.
As we watch businesses and
homes being constructed we
know that growth will alleviate
some of these pressures. This
kind of growth is on the horizon,
but it is not yet here.
A recent review of active cus-
tomer accounts in our city indi-
cates very little growth, even
since 1998. Again I quote from
last year's budget message: "To
put this in perspective, at pre-
sent personnel levels, a 3 percent
cost of living increase grows the
city's personnel costs at a rate of
over $470,000 each year ... an
alarming trend that continues to
compound annually. We do not
have a revenue source that
grows anywhere close to that
rate. With that in mind, it is
easy to see where the city is
heading.
"We must understand that if
this trend continues, it will drain
all of the city's fund balances
and put the City of Bartow in a
state of 'financial emergency'."
Adjustments were made to
bring this year's proposed budget
into balance, but do very little in
the way of solving the financial
difficulties we will be facing af-
ter the 2004-2005 fiscal year.
Growth should eventually off-
set this imbalance, but the type
of growth that is necessary is
probably at least five and maybe
10 years away. Bridging the gap
between now and five to 10 years
from now is where the challenge
lies.
This is the most difficult deci-
sion a manager ever has to face,
but it is the right one. Labor is
our biggest expense and it grows
faster than any other cost the
city faces.
We have to get a handle on
these costs, if we are to continue
to provide services to the citizens
of Bartow.

BHS/IB

Orientation

August 1

Orientation for all ninth-grad-
ers at Bartow High School/Inter-
national Baccalaureate/Charter
will be held Monday, Aug. 1, at
6:30 p.m., at the BHS campus.
Students and parents are
asked to stop by the main gym
entrance to'receive room assign-
ments and maps. Everyone will
then be asked to proceed to their
assigned rooms in various loca-
tions throughout the school for a
brief presentation on school ex-
pectations, to sighnthe B.E.S.T.T.
Contract 2009, and to pick up
class schedules for the 2005-06
school year.
Following the program, fami-
lies will be invited to tour the
campus.
B.E.S.T.T. membership forms
will be available at this time,
and everyone is encouraged to
become a part of the booster or-
ganization, a spokesman said.
Students who are unable to
attend the evening program may
pick up schedules and contracts
during the upper classmen orien-
tation or on the first day of
school.


Full Text of DeLegge 's


City Budget Message


Commission
Jonathan Thornhill, a State
Farm Insurance fire claim ad-
juster, has announced his candi-
dacy for the county commis-
sioner District 2 seat for in the
2006 election.
"I want to be a youthful voice
for the future while working for
more unity between the county
and the municipalities, for better
managed growth and develop-
ment, and for making sure cur-
rent and future growth pays its
own way," he said.
, "I want to use my unique ex-
periences in dealing with the un-
expected, and my ability to work
well with others in solving prob-
lems, to help find solutions to
the many issues facing those
throughout Polk County."
He lives in Lake Wales. He
and his wife of 12 years, Holly,
have three daughters, Ashley,
Amber, and Rebecca.
He is a graduate of Polk Com-
munity College and Warner
Southern College. He has a
bachelor of arts in organizational
management and a master of
business administration from
Warner Southern College.
He serves on the Lake Wales
board of adjustment and ap-
peals, and is a member of the
Lake Wales Breakfast Rotary
Club, National Wild Turkey Fed-
eration, and Sons of the Ameri-
can Revolution.
He is the president of the
State Farm Employees Activities
Assn., vice-president of member-
ship in Toastmasters Club 529,
and a deacon at the North Jack-
son Avenue Church of Christ in
Bartow.

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four-year warranty.
Cochran also complained that
the city is catering to developers
with construction of water lines
when water pressure in down-
town Bartow is not sufficient for
firefighting.
"You're neglecting the older
citizens of Bartow," he said.
John Marc Tamayo told the.
city that it shouldn't cater to
developers who are unwilling to
stand behind their developments
100 percent.
The commission also:
Passed on final reading an
ordinance to allow modular
structures in all zones within the
city.
Passed on first reading ordi-
nances to:
(1) Annex 19.5 acres of land
west of Crown Avenue, north and
south of the railroad tracks. The
land includes the old citrus pro-
cessing plant, a convenience


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store, and some vacant residen-
tial property.
(2) Increase the allowable lot
coverage of homes in residential
zones from 35 to 45 percent of the
lot size. Wiegers said that when
setback requirements are met,
only about 45 percent of a lot is
buildable.
(3) Rezone 2.3 acres of land on
U.S. Highway 17 North, between
the Bear Creek Canal and the
rear entrance to Wal-Mart, from
conservation lands to C-3 (high-
way commercial).
(4) Approve the final plat of
Old Homestead Acres, a four-
acre, four-lot subdivision at the
northeast corner of Lyle Parkway
and E.F. Griffin Road. Zoning is
R-1-3A.
(5) Eliminate automatic annu-
al increases in the charges for
water and sewer service, to read-
opt previously imposed increases,
and to require individual notifi-
cation to customers and annual


Public Notices


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,
July 18, 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. 2005-41
AN ORDINANCE ANNEXING CERTAIN LANDS LOCATED IN SECTION
1, TOWNSHIP 30 SOUTH, RANGE 24 EAST, POLK COUNTY, FLOR-
.IDA
ORDINANCE NO. 2005-42
AN ORDINANCE AMENDING TABLE 2.04.01 (B) AND ARTICLE 9 OF
THE UNIFIED LAND DEVELOPMENT CODE TO INCREASE THE
MAXIMUM LOT COVERAGE FOR CERTAIN RESIDENTIAL ZONING
DISTRICTS AND DEFINE THE TERM "MAXIMUM LOT COVERAGE"
ORDINANCE NO. 2005-43
AN ORDINANCE AMENDING THE FUTURE LAND USE MAP OF THE
COMPREHENSIVE PLAN OF THE CITY OF BARTOW, FLORIDA; SAID
AMENDMENT BEING KNOWN AS "AMENDMENT #CPA-05-16-LS";
SPECIFICALLY TO CHANGE THAT PARCEL OF LAND OWNED BY
KENNETH FARRER FROM CONSERVATION TO COMMERCIAL;
TRANSMITTING SAID AMENDMENT TO THE FLORIDA DEPARTMENT
OF COMMUNITY AFFAIRS (DCA) FOR A FINDING OF COMPLIANCE.
ORDINANCE NO. 2005-44
AN ORDINANCE AMENDING THE ZONING MAP OF THE CITY OF
BARTOW, FLORIDA, REZONING APPROXIMATELY 2.3 ACRES OF
LAND OWNED BY KENNETH FARRER AND LOCATED IN SECTION 5,
TOWNSHIP 30 SOUTH, RANGE 25 EAST, POLK COUNTY, FLORIDA,
FROM CONSERVATION TO C-3, "HIGHWAY COMMERCIAL"
ORDINANCE NO. 2005-45
AN ORDINANCE APPROVING' THE FINAL PLAT OF OLD HOME-
STEAD ACRES LYING IN A PORTION OF SECTION 36, TOWNSHIP 29
SOUTH, RANGE 24 EAST, POLK COUNTY, FLORIDA.
ORDINANCE NO. 2005-46
AN ORDINANCE REPEALING ORDINANCE NO. 2005-31 AND AMEND-
ING SECTION 78-51 OF THE CODE OF ORDINANCES OF THE CITY
OF BARTOW TO ADJUST WATER RATES TO REFLECT INFLATION
AND PROJECTED COSTS
ORDINANCE NO. 2005-47
AN ORDINANCES REPEALING ORDINANCE NO. 2005-32 AND
AMENDING SECTION 78-121 OF THE CODE OF ORDINANCES OF
THE CITY OF BARTOW TO ADJUST SEWER RATES TO REFLECT IN-
FLATION AND PROJECTED COSTS.
The ordinances are 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
July 7, 2005-2316


adoption of ordinances increas-
ing. rates. The change is being
made to comply with Florida law.
Approved resolutions to:
(1) Authorize an agreement
with the Florida Dept. of
Corrections to use inmate labor
on public works projects.
(2) Authorize the city to sell a
chlorine tank at the water treat-
ment plant to the city of Palm
Bay for $6,000.
(3) Contract with the county
tax collector to collect the city's
new stormwater utility fee.
(4) Urge the county commis-
sion to impose a half-mill munic-
ipal services taxing unit tax on
property in unincorporated areas
of the county to support county-
wide library service.
Heard Al Snapp commend
the commission for not changing
the 6:30 p.m. starting time of its
twice-monthly meetings.
Scheduled a visioning ses-
sion for 3 p.m. on Aug. 1.


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT
OF THE 10TH JUDICIAL
CIRCUIT IN AND FOR
POLK COUNTY, FLORIDA
Marty Barnes,
Petitioner,
-and-
Vera F. Andrews,
Respondent.
CASE NO.:
02-DR-2845
NOTICE OF ACTION
FOR CHILD CUSTODY
TO: Vera Andrews
Last Known Address:
McCllean Rd., Frostproof, FL
YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an ac-
tion has been filed against you
and that you are required to
serve a copy of your written
defenses, if any, to it on Marty
Barnes whose address is 6170
Lightsey Rd., Ft. Meade, FL
33841, on or before August 8,
2005, and file the original with
the Clerk of this Court at 255
North Broadway Avenue, Bar-
tow, FL 33831 before service
on Petitioner or immediately
thereafter. If you fail to do
so, a default may be en-
tered against you for
the relief demanded in
the Petition.
Copies of all court docu-
ments in this case, in-
cluding orders, are
available at the Clerk of
the Circuit Court's of-
fice. You may review
these documents upon
requests.
You must keep the Clerk
of the Circuit Court's
office notified of your
current address. (You
may file Notice of Cur-
rent Address, Florida
Supreme Court Approved
Family Law Form
12.915.) Future papers
in this lawsuit will be
mailed to the address
on record at the clerk's
office.
WARNING: Rule 12.285,
Florida Family Law Rules
of Procedure, requires
certain automatic dis-
closure of documents
and information. Failure
to comply can result in
sanctions, including dis-
missal or, striking of
pleadings.
DATED June 6, 2005.
CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT
COURT
By: /s/ Lorraine Polk
As Deputy Clerk
(Court Seal)
June 30, July 7, 14, 21, Aug.
4, 2005-2231


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Precautions Urged for Those

Impacted by Lake Flooding


FM Woman Wins Awards in

District ADDY Competition


Southeastern Polk County is
experiencing flooding around
Crooked Lake, Saddlebag Lake,
and other nearby areas due to
increased rainfall.
Multiple agencies are working
together to address the situation
and prevent flood related prob-
lems.
Residents impacted by slowly
rising or persistent flood waters
are advised to consider these po-
tentially harmful results of flood-
ing:
Flooding may mean that
ground water contains fecal mat-
ter from sewage systems, animal
feces, agricultural and industrial
waste, and septic tanks.
People coming into contact
with floodwater should thor-
oughly rinse any exposed skin
with soap and clean water. If you
have open cuts or sores exposed
to the floodwater, keep them as
clean as possible by washing
them with soap and clean water.
If a wound or sore develops red-
ness, swelling, or drainage, see a
physician.
Do not allow children to play
in floodwater. Children playing
in contaminated standing water
can become sick or be bitten by
snakes or floating insects.
Do not allow children to play
with toys that have been in
floodwater until the toys have
been disinfected. Use 1/4 cup of
bleach in one gallon of water.
Floodwater may contain other
hazards.
Electricity from streetlights
and power poles may be con-
ducted through standing water,
causing a deadly shock to anyone
coming in contact with it.
Road surfaces become ob-


A settlement the Florida De-
partment of Environmental Pro-
tection (DEP) and the Hillsbor-
ough County Environmental
Protection Commission reached
with Mosaic Fertilizer will sig-
nificantly reduce the volume of
process water at the company's
Riverview fertilizer plant on the
shores of Hillsborough Bay.
The legal order imposes a
$270,000 penalty for water qual-
ity violations after a release of
process water into nearby Archie
Creek during Hurricane Frances
last year.
"It is important that compa-
nies within this state take care
and precaution to protect our en-
vironment from unnecessary
dangers," said DEP Deputy Sec-,
retary for Regulatory Programs
and Energy Allan Bedwell.
"Strong enforcement and more
stringent standards will estab-
lish a higher level of confidence
that Florida's phosphate compa-
nies have the necessary facilities
and finances in place to protect
the environment .and Florida's
taxpayers through safer opera-
tion and maintenance of phos-
phogypsum stacks."
Under the settlement, Mosaic
is required to enhance evapora-
tion and treatment' systems to
reduce on-site process water lev-
els. The required water reduc-
tions will allow the Riverview fa-
cility to hold at least 41 inches of
rainfall, adequate capacity for a
series of 100 year/24 hour storm
events. Mosaic has already in-
vested more than $30 million to
make the required improve-
ments and is expected to spend
another $10 million to install ad-
vanced water treatment sys-
tems.
The company must have all
the required water consumption
equipment available for opera-
tion before continuing the expan-
sion of the Riverview facility.
Prior to Hurricane Frances,
both DEP and Hillsborough
County directed Mosaic (then
Cargill) to address inadequacies
in on-site water storage capacity
and the stability of their phos-
phogypsum stack. Warning let-
ters were issued after the River-
view facility received 18 inches
of above-average rainfall, leav-
ing ponds holding an additional
320 million gallons of process
water and lowering storage ca-
pacity before the arrival of the
storm.
Heavy rains and high winds
from Frances then caused a
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scured, and drivers can unknow-
ingly steer into a deep body of
water, such as a canal or pond.
Look out for animals es-
pecially snakes. Animals lose
their homes in floods, too. They
may seek shelter in. yours.
Standing water increases
available breeding ground for
disease carrying mosquitoes.
Avoid mosquitoes that are
most active at sunrise and sun-
set. Public health and mosquito
control authorities are working
to control the spread of any dis-
eases transmitted by mosqui-
toes.
Wear clothes that cover your
skin and use a mosquito repel-
lent containing the ingredient
DEET on exposed skin while fol-
lowing the product's directions of
use.
Septic systems and sewage
treatment plants are overloaded
when the ground is saturated or
underwater. Under these condi-
tions, the systems will not work
properly and may back up into
the home.
Nearby residents are ad-
vised to limit their use -of house-
hold water by reducing shower-
ing time, limiting household
laundry, and reducing toilet
flushes.
Residents on centralized
sanitary sewer systems should
not open manhole covers in an
effort to clean or drain the area.
Leave manhole covers in place.
Private drinking wells that
are underwater should not be
used until floodwaters recede
and the system has been sani-
tized.
If you are unsure about the
impact of flooding on your well


breach in the top margin of a
gypsum stack dike at the facility.
Damages to natural resources as
a result of this breach are the
subject of a separate ongoing en-
forcement action.
To strengthen operations at
phosphate facilities, the DEP
adopted a financial assurance
rule for companies that went
into effect July 2. The rule re-
quires companies to demonstrate
financial responsibility for the
closure costs and post closure
care of phosphogypsum stacks.


water, the Department of Health
recommends one of these proce-
dures be performed for all of the
water you use for drinking, mak-
ing beverages, cooking, brushing
your teeth, washing dishes, and
washing areas of the skin that
have been cut or injured:
Boil the water before use,
holding it in a rolling boil for one
minute, or
Disinfect it by adding eight
drops (1/8 teaspoon) of plain un-
scented household bleach per
gallon of water, and then let it
stand for 30 minutes. If the wa-
ter is cloudy after 30 minutes,
repeat the procedure, or
Use bottled water for drink-
ing.
After the floodwaters have
receded, have your water tested
by the health department or by a
laboratory certified by the state
to perform a drinking water
analysis, to make sure that the
well is intact and the water is
safe to drink.
Do not attempt to check
your well if the well is flooded or
there is standing water because
of the possibility of electric shock
which may result in death.
Before using the well, a wa-
ter sample should be taken and
analyzed for the presence of bac-
teria. If the sample indicates
that bacteria are present, the
well should be disinfected,
flushed, and sampled again.
To report any flooding issues
anywhere in Polk County, resi-
dents are urged to call the Citi-
zens Information Line at 534-
0321 or toll free at 866-661-0228.
For additional information,
call 519-8330, Monday through
Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

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Art Show Features Work By

Son of Hatian Immigrants


A special summer exhibition
featuring the Ridge Art Associa-
tion's youth art instructor, Ber-
lin Cassamajor, is opening soon.
This one-man exhibition will
feature paintings and drawings
by this emerging artist from July
14 through Aug. 5 with a recep-
tion for the artist to be held on
Saturday, July 23, from 6:30 -
8:30 p.m.
Cassamajor, the son of first
generation Haitian immigrants
Philippe and Helene Cassama-
jor, was first exposed to art at an
early age through his two older
brothers, both skilled artists
themselves. He has always been
a student of art, starting in ad-
vanced art classes at age 10, and
later graduating from the Design
and Architecture Senior High in
Miami.
In spite of receiving recogni-
tion from the local press and the
art community for his talents he
was pressured to get a "real job."
His interest shifted towards
drafting and ACAD in which he
has an associate degree from
ATI technical learning center.
In December 2003, he started
entering exhibitions at Ridge Art
Association and after being moti-
vated by his wife, Natacha, he
decided to pursue a career as an
artist. In January of 2004 he
took the leap to start his own art
business with a variety of work,


including murals, portraits, ar-
chitectural designs and brochure
designs.
. He painted his first mural in
February 2004 for a local hair
salon in Winter Haven and re-
cently completed two more mu-
rals in Lakeland and Fort Meade
in November and December
2004. In the spring of 2004, he
began teaching a beginners art
class for minors at Ridge Art As-
sociation.
"Painting for me is the docu-
mentation of one's creative
DNA," Cassamajor said about
his work. "Who you truly are is
reflected in the quality of your
craft. The challenge lies in being
true to myself, and the emotions
that are portrayed in each work
of art and being able to distin-
guish the difference."
Ridge Art Association is lo-
cated at 210 Cypress Gardens
Boulevard in the Chain O'Lakes
Complex.
Summer office and gallery
hours are Monday, Wednesday
and Friday 12:30 to 4 p.m. and
one hour before Theatre Winter'
Haven performances.
For more information call
291-5661, e-mail
office@ridgeart.org or visit www.
ridgeart.org.
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Bartow U-12 Fast Pitch Team Takes

Fourth in State, Preparing for WS


In preparation for their trip to
Charlotte, N.C., to take part in
the National Softball Association
World Series, the Bartow Intimi-
dators 12 and under fast pitch
softball team finished fourth in
the Independent Softball Asso-
ciation state tournament this
past weekend in Sarasota.
Eighty of the top teams in all
age groups met in Sarasota to
compete for the state title in
every age division. Bartow had
to face off against 18 of the best
12 and under teams in the state.
The Intimidators finished a
hard fought fourth place before
running out of gas in the later
rounds.
They started Saturday by de-
molishing the Suncoast Storm
11-0. The second game of the day
was against the top-ranked team
in the state, the West Pines Dia-
mond Dusters.
Lindsey Martin, who pitched
in seven of the eight games
played, was brilliant on the
mound in a losing effort. Martin
threw a two-hitter, but it wasn't
enough as the Intimidators fell
2-1.
In the third game of the tour-
nament, Bartow faced a local op-
ponent, the Twilight Thunder.
The Intimidators had to come
from behind to win the game,
overcoming the Thunder in a
Texas tiebreaker 5-4 overtime
win. Clutch hitting by Marissa
Ortez, Tiffany Rowlette and a
game winning bunt by Martin in
the final two innings helped seal
the deal for Bartow.
The fourth game of the mara-


By RUSTIN DWYER
Staff Writer
In 1989, two boyhood chums
led the Bartow High School golf
team to one of its best finishes
ever. Now, in 2005, the two are
teaming up again to try tp get
the Yellow Jackets back where
they left off.
It was 16 years ago when best
friends and teammates Chris
Banks and Scott Newell nearly
took Bartow to the state tourna-
ment. Unfortunately, in their
senior seasons, the team was
edged out by Lakeland by one
stroke.
Fast forward to today, where
Newell has been selected as the
new coach for the boys' golf
team. He will get some help from
his lifelong pal, Banks, who
serves as the team's off-season
swing instructor, as well as the
resident golf pro at the Bartow
Golf Course.
*"I'm real excited to be working
with (Newell)," said Banks.
"We've been best friends for life,
so this should be a lot of fun."
"I'm looking forward to get-
ting back into golf instruction,"
said Newell, who spent six years
in the apprentice program at the
University Golf Course in Talla-
hassee before returning to Bar-
tow. "Teaching was my favorite
part."
As the new head coach, New-
ell will be responsible for sched-
uling tournamnets and guiding
the team through the intensive
two month regular season.
Banks will assist the team


thon day did not start until
10:30 p.m. and the girls did not
finish playing until after mid-
night. This time, the Intimida-
tors were up against another
top-four opponent, the Jackson-
ville Players.
Bartow held a 1-0 lead going
into the fourth inning when
three consecutive defensive er-
rors allowed the Players to take
the lead and eventually win the
game by a score of 2-1.
After getting back to the hotel
at 1:30 in the morning, the girls
got in a power nap and were
back on the field at 8:30 a.m.
The first game on Sunday was
against the Lake Lytal Tigers, a
top-10 team. Behind an out-
standing defensive performance
from Jessica Barnes at shortstop
and Emily .Sanders at second
base, the Intimidators were able
to overpower the Tigers by a
score of 5-1.
The second game on Sunday
was against the top-five Pem-
broke Lakes, in which the In-
timidators came out on the win-
ning end of a defensive battle, 2-
0.
The Bartow bats woke up for
the next game of the day against
the Brevard Steelers. .The In-
timidators racked up the hits
and overcame Brevard by a score
of 8-3. Leading hitters were
Lizzy Glass and Sydney Jones.
The fourth and final game of
the day saw a rematch against
the favored Diamond Dusters.
. Bartow was able to keep the
game at a scoreless tie through
the third inning, but West Pines


over the summer and in the
regular season, but as the "swing
instructor," is not considered an
actual coach and will not travel
to tournaments with the team.
The two won't be standing
side by side in the gallery, but
both have a familiarity with
each other that was forged over
a lifetime. They hope that chem-
istry rubs off on the team as
well.
"We've got pretty much about
the same philosophies when it
comes to golf," Newell said.
"Also, we know each other's
swings really well.?
"It's not just golf," Banks said
about teaching the game. "We
work on the mental aspect, atti-
tude and.etiquette. It's all about
making them better people.
"I think attitude has a lot to
do with it. It's a difficult game to
deal with sometimes. We are try-
ing to teach them how to manage
the game. It's a lot like life."
Likewise, as the coach, Newell
said he will focus on helping
each member of the team deal
with the pressure of tournament
golf.
Newell said he admires pro-
fessional golfer Ernie Els for his
"cool, laid back demeanor" on the
course and wants his players to
emulate that kind of attitude.
When it comes to the swing
mechanics, however, that area
will be left up to Banks, who has
been working with many mem-
bers of the team in his annual
summer Junior Clinics, held at
the Bartow Golf Course.
"He's more familiar with them


began to pour on the hits and
ended up winning by a score of
8-0 and ending Bartow's state
championship run.
After the tournament,
Coaches Bill Rowlette, Larry
Reynolds and Eddie Martin com-
mented on the outstanding ef-
forts of every girl on the team.
Offensively, the coaches said
the team hadn't been hitting the
ball effectively in the last three
tournaments the team had
played in but were glad to see
some of the bats come alive on
the large stage.
Leading hitters include:
Rowlette, .350; Emily Sanders,
.437 and Lizzy Glass, .333.
Defensively, Rowlette and
Mariah Reynolds handled the
catching duties. Alaysha Miller
was as anchor at first base Syd-
ney Jones made some clutch
catches in the outfield.
Melissa Lanier did her part as
the designated hitter while Erin
Johnson's pinch running dazzled
on the base path as the unofficial
"Base Bandit."
So far this summer, the In-
timidators have racked up five
first place tournament finishes,
two second places and one third
place.
Next weekend, the Intimida-
tors will play in the NSA state
tournament to be held locally.
They will also play in the FAST
national tournament in Ocoee.
Bartow will finish up the sum-
mer by playing in the NSA
World Series where they will be
pitted against more than 100
teams from across the nation.


and I always thought that kids'
should have only one teacher,"
Newell said.
Banks has been running a
summer program for the past
eight years, giving instruction to
kids as young as 5 years old, and
said the results are starting to
manifest themselves.
"BartQw's always been a base-
ball town and I've been trying to
get more interest in golf," Banks
said.
Year by year, attendance has
increased in the summer clinics
and the kids who attended in the
past have been recruiting their
friends to come along with them
in subsequent years.
So far, the program is devel-
oping a group of young golfers
who Banks said will put the
BHS program back on the map.
Right now, though, Banks and
his cohort are dedicating their
efforts to getting the Jackets
back into contention.
"We want to build up this pro-
gram," Banks said. "These kids
deserve it."
"We ought to have a lot of im-
provement in the coming years,"
Newell echoed.
Before the season kicks off on
Aug. 20, the team will hold a
fundraising tournament at the
Bartow Golf Course.
The four,person scramble
tournament will take place on
July 30 with an 8 a.m. shotgun
start.
Entry costs $60 and includes
a round of golf, barbecue dinner,
and door prizes.


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Show Coming in August


Florida Antique Tackle Collec-
tors (F.A.T.C.) are holding their
annual Summer Antique Tackle
Show on Saturday, Aug. 13. The
event will take place from 9 a.m.
to 5 p.m. at the Bartow Civic
Center, 2250 South Floral Ave-
nue.
Admission is $3 per person
and children under 12 will be ad-
mitted free with a paying adult.
Attendees will be able to
browse numerous displays at
more than 100 tables. An assort-


ment of antique lures and reels
will be for sale. Free appraisals
are available for old tackle as
well as sales opportunities.
The F.A.T.C. aims to promote
the preservation of antique an-
gling memorabilia and the his-
tory of tackle manufacturers.
For more information about
the event, contact event organ-
izer Bill Stuart at 533-7358, or e-
mail Bstuartmof@aol.com.
For more information on the
F.A.T.C., visit www.FATC.net.


FAMU Drops Four Sports

From Athletic Program


The Florida A&M University
Board of Trustees voted unani-
mously on Thursday morning to
approve 2005-06 athletic budget
reductions which include the
elimination of the school's men's
golf, men's tennis, and the men's
and women's swimming and div-
ing programs.
The BOT also voted to keep
the FAMU athletic program at
the NCAA Division One level
overall and football at the Divi-
sion I-AA level, which requires a
minimum of 14 sports.
Interim Athletic Director Dr.
E. Newton Jackson said the
sports cuts alone would save ap-
proximately $600,000.
Overall, FAMU's athletic
budget would be reduced by $3.3
million to about $6.7 million.
The 2004-2005 budget was set
at $8 million, however about $10
million was actually spent, it
was revealed on Thursday.
Thursday's actions reduce the


budget to a level comparable to
the 2002-03 academic year -
the year before the 2003 attempt
to move FAMU's football pro-
gram from Division I-AA to I-A.
The budget measures include:
Elimination of four sports
programs, reducing the school's
total number of athletic pro-
grams from 18 to 14.
A one-third reduction in
scholarship dollars.
Reduced travel for the
famed "Marching 100" band.
Last year, $400,000 was spent
by athletics to transport the
band to seven games. The group
will travel only to games in
which they are part of the event
contract (Atlanta, Orlando).
A 16 percent cut in expenses
that will be applied across the
board for the remaining 14
sports.
A 52 percent reduction in
support staff salaries, which
could save $250,000.


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Flags, food, fun, fireworks for the Fourth Bartow cele-
brated Independence Day in colorful style. Festivities began
on July 1 with the fourth annual Bartow Community
Barbecue at IMC Park. Leadership Bartow class members
served (clockwise from bottom left) up dinners catered by
County Seat Cafe. In black shirts from front to back are
Rhonda Thrailkill, Jack Trimble, David Spedden and Jim
Duane. U.S. Congressman Adam Putnam, who was guest of
honor, chats with Pastor Tom Presley (center) and City
Commissioner Pat Huff (right). Monday's festivities began in
the afternoon with a concert by the Barto* Adult Concert
Band, followed by entertainment at IMC.Fak. A time expo-
sure creates a crystal fireworks structure. Colors were pre-
sented by Knowles G. -Oglesby Post 2405 Veterans of Foreign
Wars. Chris Jones of Stafford, Va., tries out a National Guard
truck. He and sister Madison were visiting Bar ow with dad
Mitch. Young Marines stand at attention during the flag cere-
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VBS Set At FM Asbury UMC Has New Pastor
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Methodist
First United Methodist
Church in Fort Meade will hold
Vacation Bible School on July 11-
15, from 9 a.m. to noon.
The theme of the event is
"Circle G Ranch, where God is at
the center and the love never
ends."
The school is open to children
aged 4 through those entering
the fifth grade.
To pre-register, call the church
office at 285-9059 or Barbara
Manley at 285-8551.

VBS Set at FM
Church. of God
Children in .kindergarten
through fifth grade are invited to
attend Vacation Bible School at
First Church of .God in Fort
Meade Monday through Friday,
July 11-15..
Classes will run from 6 to 8
o'clock nightly
The church is located at 215
Perry Avenue. '-
For further .information, call
the church at 285-9754, or 285-
9203..

Melvin Jones
To Minister
In Fort Meade
Melvin Jones will be minister-
ing at Full .Gospel Fellowship
Church in;- Fort ,'.Meade this
Sunday, July 10, beginning at
6:30 p.m.
The church is located on
Highway 17 South.
James \\%ittington is pastor.

People in the Know
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Asbury United Methodist
Church of Bartow has welcomed
a new pastor, Rev. Jeffrey
Parkkila, to its congregation. '
Reverend Parkkila came from
the First United Methodist
Church in Green Cove Springs.
He earned his BS degree in
music from Florida State
University, and was a high school
band director prior to entering
the ministry. In 1993, he received
his master of divinity degree from
Duke University.
Reverend Parkkila and his
wife, Stephanie, have two chil-
dren, Mary Louise, 5, and Jeffery
("J.J."), 9 months.
Mrs. Parkkila has accepted a
position as kindergarten-first
grade teacher at Blake
Elementary School in Lakeland.
Reverend Parkkila enjoys
teaching, preaching, and music.
He plays the guitar and banjo,
and likes to sing.
Since Mrs. Parkkila is a grad-
uate of Florida Southern College,
church spokesman John M.
Phillips said, the Parkkilas know
the area and are excited to move
to Bartow.


Rev. Jeffrey Parkkila, new
pastor of Asbury United
Methodist Church in Bartow,
earned his master of divinity
degree from Duke University in
1993. He was a high school band
director prior to entering the
ministry, and enjoys teaching,
preaching, singing, and playing
the guitar and banjo. (Photo
by John M. Phillips)


ARP Youth on Mission Trip


Thirteen members of the
Associate Reformed Presbyterian
Church youth group and their
sponsors left Saturday, July 2, for
a week long Appalachia mission
trip to Tazwell, W.Va., where they
will lead a Vacation Bible School
program.
The youth will be led by
Director of Youth Ministries
Dylan McKeeman and Marie
McKeeman.
VBS leaders making the trip
are Joe Carvijal, Ben Reshley,
Bill Reshley, Dean Butler, Gray
Matteson, James Clements,
Hanna Oates, Rozalyn Manuel,
Stephanie Harrison, Kattie
McNutt, and Meghan Cook.
Upon their arrival, the youth


group conducted a door-to-door
canvas of neighborhoods, inviting
youngsters to attend the five-day
Bible school.
Events to be held in the com-
munity center at Tazwell include
Bible-based lessons, crafts, recre-
ation, and award presentations.
McKeeman will be in charge of
musical presentations.
Working in an economically'
disadvantaged area of West
Virginia, the ARP group will
serve breakfasts daily and give
each attendee a sack lunch to
carry home.
The Bartow church group is
staying in a college, dormitory and
will travel home by bus.


By ROGER CAMPBELL
Following his adulterous affair
with Bathsheba, King David felt
miserable.
Guilt, one of the most unpleas-
ant human emotions, drained his
life of the joy that had made him
a composer and singer of sweet
songs, a man whose heart was
filled with praise. Now he lived
under a threatening cloud every
day. 1
The guilty king felt older than
his years. His thoughts were in
turmoil and he had no peace. The
one who had written about expe-
riencing the constant care of his
Lord now felt God had deserted
him.
Viewing beautiful, bathing,
Bathsheba from his housetop
brought mighty David down. Lust
accomplished in moments what
the armies of his enemies had
been unable to do in years of bat-
tle.
David fell on his roof. Guilt's
anguish made him wish he had
fallen off it.
Sound familiar?
'Have you been there? Or worse
- do you live there?
Psychologist Gershen
Kaufman wrote: "Guilt refers to
shame which is clearly about
moral matters, a poignant disap-
pointment in self owing to a sud-
den break with one's most cher-
ished values in living."
No wonder guilt feelings are so
devastating!
David's immoral involvement
with Bathsheba violated values
that had been the very foundation
of his life. During better days, he
had pledged himself to purity.
His mind had been occupied
with thoughts of praise that have
been preserved in the Psalms and
are still treasured around the
world because they lift those who
read them to heights of joy in wor-
ship.
Now his joy was gone.
Lingering guilt can have dev-
astating effects on its victims,
bringing both emotional and
physical illness.' But there also
can be a positive side to guilt.
These unwelcome tormentors
may move us to deal with the root
causes of problems that would
otherwise remain unsolved. In


these cases, guilt feelings can
move us to confess our sins so
that we can experience the free-
dom that follows forgiveness.
David confessed his sins to his
Lord and was forgiven.
Following his confession, he
wrote, "I acknowledged my sin to
You, and my iniquity I have not
hidden and You forgave the
iniquity of my sin" (Psalm 32:5).
Forgiveness places the past
forever behind us.
And confession of sin always
brings forgiveness: "If we confess
our sins, He is faithful and just to
forgive us our sins" (1 John 1:9).
Too often, being afraid to open
up to God, we attempt to hide the
real reasons for our guilt. Hoping
to find a way to relief other than
facing our wrongdoing, we post-
pone accepting His forgiveness.
But our refusal to expose our
sins to the light only deepens our
darkness and feeds our fears.
"Guilt makes cowards of us
all," wrote Shakespeare.


Sensing a troubled man was
afraid he had done something for
which he couldn't be forgiven, I
told him to remember the Lord
didn't come to rub it in he came
to rub it out.
My simple statement about the
purpose of God in redemption was
all this guilty man needed to
accept full forgiveness by faith.
When his guilt met God's
grace, he was finally free.

Concert Sunday
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Wildwood Baptist Church in
Bartow will host Ron and Polly
Bowlus in a "mini concert"
Sunday, July 10, at 10:45 a.m.
The church is located at 1120
South Woodlawn.

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DON'T BE A FATALIST
It is sometimes tempting to be a fatalist; that is, to
believe that events are fated to happen a certain way
no matter what we do. There are even popular say-
ings that express a fatalist tendency, such as "when
it's your time to go, you're going to go." Some may
even be tempted to accept fatalism on theological.
grounds. That is, some people believe that God's per-'
fect knowledge of the future (including what we will
do) makes the notion of free will a dubious or illusory
concept. But, does the fact that God knows what we
will do constrain us to do it? By no means. A parent
may know that their child will come home on time,
but that knowledge alone does not make the child
come home on time. God's knowledge of the future
may be perfect, and yet not cause us to do what He
knows we will do. And, isn't it just plain obvious that
many of the things we do contribute to our fates? For
example, whether we smoke or engage in other harm-
ful activities affects our health and longevity. In addi-
tion, whether we wear our seat belt and drive safely
plays a big role as well. God may know the day and
the hour of our death, but God's knowledge doesn't
cause our death. On the contrary, depending on the
lifestyle choices we make, we may be responsible for
our own death. We should try to live in such a way
that we prevent unnecessary suffering, insofar as
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Bartow FUMC
To Hold VBS
First United Methodist
Church of Bartow will hold its
Vacation Bible School Sunday
through Thursday, July 10-14.
Dinner will be served at 5:30
p.m., with classes following at
5:55.
Themed Safari Adventure, the
event will include drama, music,
crafts, games, and class time.
Pre-registration may be done
by calling the church office at
533-0904.
Children aged 3 through fifth
grade are invited to attend.

Concert July 16
At Unity Freewill
Unity Freewill Baptist Church
in Mulberry will hold a gospel
sing Saturday, July 16, at 7 p.m.
The featured group will be The
Floridians.
Refreshments will be served
after the sing.
The church is located at 303
Northwest Ninth Avenue.


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The Great American Pastime


By REV. JAMES L. SNYDER

The Great American pastime is
watching sports.
Someone once described a foot-
ball game as 30,000 people in des-
perate need of exercise watching
'22 people in desperate need of
rest.
No matter the sporting event,
Americans love watching. We
have become professional watch-
ers.
It surprises me someone has
not gotten around to putting
together a televised award. show
for professional watchers so we
could all watch these people get
*awards for their watching
prowess.
I know I would watch.
Watching has become such a
:passion that we take everything
this way. Even daily exercise.
This past week I awoke around
three in the morning. For some
reason I could not sleep, so I
watched a little TV.
To my surprise, several exer-
cise programs were running.
When I say running, I mean run-
ning.
Who in their right mind is up
at this terrible hour watching
exercising programs? I know I'm
not in my right mind at three in
,the morning.
:''Just how much exercise can a
'person get watching TV with a
icup of coffee in one hand and a
'prune Danish in the other?
Thank God for the remote con-
trol. The most exercise I get is
-surfing the channels.
This obsession with watching
:sports came home to me not long
.ago. Our grandson recently
,reached that wonderful age qual-
ifying him for the Pee-wee base-
,ball league.
It is amazing how quickly time
Flies when you're trying to watch
.your P's and Q's. I can't imagine
,how fast it would go if I were
watching the rest of the alphabet.
After several weeks of intense
:Pee-wee training, the children
,were ready for their first game.
.My wife and I rearranged our
schedule so we could be there.
: What a thrill for us to watch
;; "-: .,

VeggieTales

To Appear

In Lakeland

Next Month

VeggieTales Rockin' Tour Live
Vvill make its way to Lakeland in
August. .
The characters are hitting the
ioad to perform their songs for
audiences nationwide during
their 31-city tour.
SThe VdggieTales will appear at
he Carpenters Home Church
auditorium for two performances
$aturday, Aug. 13. Show times
are 2 and 6 p.m..
S.Ticket-s. are $32 each for
reserved .artist circle; $22 each
for reserved-.B .sections; $15
advance general admission; and
$'13 each for groups of 15 or more,
plus'two free for group leaders (a
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' To charge tickets by phone or
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Lake Ruth
Baptist to Hold
VBS
SLake Ruth Baptist Church in
Bartow will hold Vacation Bible
School Sunday through Friday,
July 17-22, from 6 to 8:15 night-
ly.
SChildren aged 3 through sixth
grade are invited to attend.
SThe theme is "Ramblin' Road
'Trip Which Way Do I Go?"
A light supper will be served
e ch evening at 6, with classes
beginning at 6:20.
; Lessons are built around an
RV road trip across the USA. The
week will consist of Bible stories,
a:'souvenir shop of crafts, music
irf the Tune-up Station, and RV
camp related refreshments and
recreation for everyone.
The church is located at 800
West Clower Street.
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him play his first game.
Grandchildren have a way of
getting grandparents to do things
they have not done in years,
which is why grandparents are an
endless supply of candy.
One good turn deserves a lol-
lipop.
Several things surprised me at
the Pee-wee game. The first thing
was the size of the players.
When the game started, I
noticed a helmet with shoes walk-
ing to home plate dragging a bat.
Imagine my surprise to discover a
real player under all that helmet!
It then dawned on me just why
they call it Pee-wee baseball.
There is another reason that I
cannot divulge right now, but it
happened several times.
My biggest surprise awaited
me in the bleachers. When we
first arrived, I noticed the bleach-
ers were filled with people. My
wife and I had a little difficulty
finding a place to sit so we could
get a good view of our grandson.
Before the game began, I had
an opportunity to check out the
people in the bleachers. One of
my hobbies is watching people. I
try guessing who they are, where
they are from, and what they do
for a living.
Overall, they looked like an
ordinary group of people with not
a rocket scientist among them.
I settled in for a pleasant after-
noon of watching my grandson
play ball.
Then a coach yelled, "Let's play
ball."
This simple phrase triggered
some marvelous memories.
When I was a kid, we did not
have the luxury of a real baseball
field. If we wanted to play ball we
confiscated an empty lot or the
corner of a cow pasture.
With the latter, I can't tell you
what we used for bases. Suffice it
to say nobody slid into third base
on purpose.
In those days, our primary goal
was having fun. We got together
and split into two teams and
played ball.
One person who always played
was Larry. We had to let him play
even though he was terrible. He


owned the only baseball in the
neighborhood.
I remember one year all we
had was a broomstick for a bat.
You know you're a good batter
when you can make a double with
a broomstick.
When the coach yelled, some-
thing happened in the bleachers.
I could not put my finger on it at
the time (two were firmly placed
in my ears), but there was a defi-
nite change with the spectators.
Before the game started, the
woman who sat next to me
seemed like a calm, sensible
mother supporting her son on the
ball field.
Boy, was I surprised. Right
before my eyes, she turned into a
raging fanatic on the brink of
becoming a lunatic.
I'll admit I was not up to speed
with the rules of the game.
Fortunately, she was willing to
fill me in on the finer aspects of
the game. She knew more about
what was' happening on the field
than any of the coaches.
In fact, she was intimately
familiar with all of the coaches.
She knew the head coach's her-
itage quite well and referred to
his mother a little more often
than suited me.
From the vantage point of her
bleacher seat, she had a- com-
manding view of the entire game
and generously shared this infor-
mation with those on the playing
field.
No player stepped up to the
plate without the advantage of
her instruction.
Spectators are important to
baseball and every other sport.
The Bible even reminds us how
important spectators are in our
spiritual life.
The Bible says, "Wherefore
seeing we also are compassed
about with so great a cloud of wit-
nesses, let us lay aside every
weight, and the sin which doth so
easily beset us, and let us run
with patience the race that is set
before us," (Hebrews 12:1 KJV).
Knowing someone is watching
keeps us on the top of the game.


First Providence Missionary
Baptist Church of Bartow will
host its annual revival/J.W.
Frison Training Institute next
week.
The Training Institute on
"Healthy Church" will be con-
ducted by Rev. Dr. Samuel
Maxwell, pastor of First Baptist
Church of Tampa.
Evangelist for the week will be
Rev. Bartholomew Banks, pastor
of St. John Progressive Baptist
Church in Tampa.
Revival starts at 7 p.m. night-
ly.
Churches serving are:
Monday, July 11 Mount
Gilboa Missionary Baptist
Church, Rev. Dr. Alvin Moore,


By STEPHANIE HARRISON
Bartow ARP Youth

Bartow Associate Reformed
Presbyterian Youth arrived home
June 25 from Bonclarken, one of
our yearly summer camps located
in Flat Rock, N.C.
We were instructed by two
speakers, Chap Clark and
Derwin Gray) through the morn-
ing and evening. These men
encouraged us "to have child-like
faith, being passionate, honest
and loving," and gave us informa-
tion for defending our faith
through apologetics, in an evolu-
tion-crazed world.
We had the privilege of hear-
ing our very own "Dylan
McKeeman and Company" lead
us in worship every day, not only
sharing more modern music with
us, but including old hymns and a
touch of bluegrass now and then.
All the Bartow youth showed
their loyalty by sporting "Dylan
and Co." T-shirts which the girls
made..
Activities around Bonclarken
remain the same fun-filled adven-
tures: the ropes course, climbing


pastor;
Tuesday, July 12 St. John
Missionary Baptist Church, Rev.
S.N. Lumpkin, pastor;
Wednesday, July 13 St. Paul
Missionary Baptist Church, Rev.
B.B. Dinkins, pastor;
Thursday, July 14 Good
Hope Missionary Baptist Church,
Rev. Lanelle Pickett, Sr., pastor;
Friday, July 15 Greater
Providence Missionary Baptist'
Church, Rev. Norman Simmons,
pastor; and St. John Missionary
Baptist Church of Winter Haven,
Rev. Tony Bradley, pastor.
First Providence is located at
1030 King Street West, Rev.
Deryl A. Jones is pastor.


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A 24-Carrot Dinner


(Continued From Page 10B)

1 pkg. (9 oz.) Buitoni
Refrigerated Three Cheese
Tortellini, cooked, rinsed with
cold water and drained
3/4 cup balsamic vinegar olive
oil salad dressing
1 cup shoestring carrots


Preheat oven to 425 degrees.
Place vegetable and olive oil in
large baking pan. Mix well.
Roast 30-35 minutes or until
vegetables are tender.
Whisk vinaigrette ingredients
together in a medium size bowl
while vegetables roast.
Place roasted vegetables in a


Three Cheese Tortellini Toss


1-1/2 cups fresh snow pea pods
1/2 cup shredded Parmesan
cheese
Combine pasta, dressing, car-
rots, pea pods and cheese togeth-
er in large bowl. Refrigerate or
serve immediately.
Serves four.


Roasted Vegetables with
Fresh Lemon and Mustard
Vinaigrette
Roasting intensifies a veg-
etable's flavor like you wouldn't
believe. Don't be afraid to be cre-
ative whatever vegetables are in
your refrigerator. Just ,remem-
ber: high density veggies like fen-
nhel or potatoes take longer.
2 cups cooked pptato slices
2 carrots, peel~e.and cut into
2" pieces
1 medium yellow onion, cut
into 6 wedges
1 red bell pepper seeded and
deveined, cut into.l" strips
' 1 greeh, bell pepper seeded and
devei-ned,:cut into 1" strips
1 yellow squash, cut in quar-
ters, lengthwise
1 green zucchini, cut in quar-
ters, lengthwise
2 tablespoons olive oil
1 recipe vinaigrette dressing,
(ingredients follow)
2 tablespoons olive oil
1 tablespoon water
1 teaspoon red wine vinegar
1 teaspoon fresh lemon juice
1 teaspoon Dijon mustard
1 teaspoon minced shallots
1/2 teaspoon sugar
1/2 teaspoon black pepper
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 tablespoon chopped fresh
herbs. (basil, oregano, rosemary,
or parsley)


tower, Frisbee golf, slip n' slide,
nibble nook, paddle boats, paint-
ball and ultimate Frisbee. In this
year's Ultimate Frisbee
Tournament, the "Bartow and
Band" team snagged second
place.
I As part of our skit this year,
Bob Elliot encouraged us to use
Bonclarken's new fire pit to ward
off muskrats. (I never saw any
personally but he claims they are
stealing the camp's firewood.)
Our small groups switched up
some and gave us group chal-
lenges that made us all work
together, along with our regular
discussion of the lesson. The
group challenges included getting
your whole team across the creek
while standing on wood planks,
filling a pipe with water that was
punctured with dozens of holes,
and a scavenger hunt/relay.
Hands down, this year at
Bonclarken was well worth the
money and the '12-hour drive up.
Supporters made this trip possi-
ble by sharing time as counselors,
giving donations at the yard sale,
or, most importantly, giving us
prayers.


serving
taste.
Toss


bowl. Add vinaigrette to

to coat. Garnish with


fresh herbs. (May also be served
chilled.)
Serves eight.


Glazed Carrots with Garlic
and Lemon
Garlic and lemon transform
carrots into this elegant side
dish.


1 pound medium size carrots,
peeled and cut into 1-inch pieces
1 cup chicken broth, unsalted
1 tablespoon soft tube mar-
garine
1 tablespoon shallots, minced
1 teaspoon sugar
1/8 teaspoon black pepper
1 tablespoon lemon juice
1 clove garlic, minced


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Tomato Basi Soup


withou aL forest.


PLEASE put out all youP campfipes completely.

I because a burnt forest is not a pretty picture.


That love thy neighbor thing...

I meant it. God


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Shrimp and Vegetables in Lettuce Cups


First Providence MBC Sets

Revival, Training Institute


ARP Church Youth Enjoy

Summer Camp In N.C.


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IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN
AND FOR POLK COUNTY,
FLORIDA
(PROBATE DIVISION)
IN RE: ESTATE OF
ADRIAN Y. MACDOUGALL,
Deceased.
File Number:
05CP-1514
NOTICE TO CREDITORS
(Summary Administration)
TO ALL PERSONS HAVING
CLAIMS OR DEMANDS
AGAINST THE ABOVE ESTATE:
You are hereby notified that an
'Order of Summary Administration
has been entered in the estate of
ADRIAN Y. MACDOUGALL, de-
ceased, File Number 05CP-1514,
by the Circuit Court of Polk
County, Florida, Probate Division,
the address of which is Post Office
Box 9000, Drawer CC-4, Bartow,
FL 33831; that the decedent's
date of death was May 18, 2004;
that the total value of the estate is
$76,000.00 (Exempt), and that the
names and addresses of those to
whom it has been assigned by
such order are:
KATHERINE A. MAC-
DOUGALL
1159 Old Polk City Road, Polk
City, Florida 33868
ALL INTERESTED PERSONS
ARE NOTIFIED THAT:
'All creditors of the estate of the
decedent and other persons hav-
ing claims or demands against the
estate of the decedent other than
those for whom provision for full
payment was made in the Order of
Summary Administration must file
their claims with this court
WITHIN THE TIME PROVIDED
BY LAW.
ALL CLAIMS AND DEMANDS
NOT SO FILED WILL BE FOR-
EVER BARRED.
NOTWITHSTANDING THE
TIME PERIOD SET FORTH
ABOVE, ANY CLAIM FILED
TWO (2) YEARS OR MORE AF-
TER THE DECEDENT'S DATE
OF DEATH IS BARRED.
The date of the first publication
of this Notice is Thursday, July 7,
2005.
Person Giving Notice:
Katherine A. MacDougall
Attorney for Person Giving Notice:
KELLY B. HARDWICK, III
Florida Bar No.: 211028
P. O. Box 778
Bartow, Florida 33831-0778
STelephone: 863-533-1300
July 7,14, 2005-2282



IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF
POLK COUNTY, FLORIDA
IN RE: ESTATE OF
IDA MAE MUNROE,
Deceased.
PROBATE DIVISION
File Number:
S 05CP-1471
NOTICE TO CREDITORS
(Summary Administration)
TO ALL PERSONS HAVING
CLAIMS OR DEMANDS
AGAINST THE ABOVE ESTATE:
You are hereby notified that an
Order of Summary Administration
has been entered in the estate of
Ida Mae Munroe, deceased, File
Number 05CP-1471. by the Circuit
Court for Polk County, Florida,
Probate Division, the address of
which is Drawer CC-4, Post Office
Box 9000, Bartow, FL 33831; that
the total cash value of the estate is
$500.00 arid that the name and
address of those to whom it has
bee)n assigned by such,Order are:
D: Bruce Munroe
1,185 Lisa Lane
'Bartow, FL 33830
Earl D. Munroe
5440 Yarborough Lane
Lakeland, FL 33813
SSue M. Fahnestock
7'15 Formosa Avenue
:Bartow, FL 33830
ALL INTERESTED PERSONS
ARE'NOTIFIED THAT:
"All creditdrs'of the estate of the
decedent and other person having
claims or demands against the es-
tate of the decedent other than
those listed in the Order of Sum-
mary Administration must file their
claims with this Court WITHIN
THREE MONTHS AFTER THE
DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICA-
TION'OF THIS NOTICE.
ALL CLAIMS AND DEMANDS
NOT SO FILED WILL BE FOR-
EVER BARRED.
The date of the first publication
of this Notice is July 7. 2005.
Person Giving Notice:
D. Bruce Munroe
1185 Lisa Lane
Bartow, FL 33830
Earl D. Munroe
5440 Yarborough Lane
'Lakeland, FL 33813
'Sue M. Fahnestock
715 Formosa Avenue,
Bartdw, FL 33830
Attorney for Persons Giving No-
tice:
George T. Dunlap, III
245 South Central Avenue
Post Office Drawer 30
Bartow, Florida 33831
'(863) 533-7117
Florida Bar No. 021164
July 7,14, 2005-2296




NOTICE OF 'PUBLIC SALE
S.T.A.R.S; TOWING gives Notice
of Foreclosure of Lien and irt-
tent to sell vehicles pursuant
to subsection 71 3.78 of the
Florida Statutes that on
07/22/2005, 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 bids.
VIN# 1 Y1 SK6844GZ136307
1986 CHEVROLET
VIN# 2MEBM75F3KX670387
1989 MERCURY
July 7, 2005-2289


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT
FOR POLK COUNTY,
FLORIDA
PROBATE DIVISION
IN RE: ESTATE OF
LEWIS WARREN DAVIS
Deceased.
File No.
05CP-1 503
NOTICE TO CREDITORS
The administration of the es-
tate of LEWIS WARREN
DAVIS, deceased, whose date
of death was April 15th,
Z005, and whose Social Secu-
rity Number is 264-30-7628, is
pending in the Circuit Court for
POLK County, Florida, Probate
Division, the address of which
is P.O BOX 9000, ATTN:
PROBATE, BARTOW, FL
33830 The names and ad-
dresses of the personal repre-
sentative and the personal rep-
resentative's attorney are set
forth below.
All creditors of the decedent
and other persons having
claims or demands against de-
cedent's estate on whom a
copy of this notice has been
served must file their claims
with this court WITHIN THE
LATER OF 3 MONTHS AFTER
THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLI-
CATION OF THIS NOTICE OR 30
DAYS AFTER THE TIME OF
SERVICE OF A COPY OF THIS
NOTICE ON THEM.
All other creditors of the de-
cedent and other persons hav-
ing claims or demands against
decedent's estate must file
their claims with this court
WITHIN 3 MONTHS AFTER THE
DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICA-
TION OF THIS NOTICE.
ALL CLAIMS NOT SO FILED
WILL BE FOREVER BARRED.
NOTWITHSTANDING THE
TIME PERIOD SET FORTH
ABOVE, ANY CLAIM FILED TWO
(2) YEARS OR MORE AFTER THE
DECEDENT'S DATE OF DEATH
IS BARRED.
The date of first publication
of this notice is July 7. 2005.
Personal Representative:
LEWIS W. DAVIS, JR.
21 RANGEVIEW ACRES
CHANDLER, N.C. 28715
Attorneys for Personal Repre-
sentative:
SWEAT & REED, P.A.
ATTORNEY AT LAW
P.O. BOX 2866
2012 SOUTH FLORIDA
AVE. .. '
LAKELAND, FLORIDA
33803
Telephone: (863) 680-
2222
Florida Bar No. 01 24699
July 7, 14, 2005-2286



IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR
POLK COUNTY, FLORIDA
PROBATE DIVISION
IN RE: ESTATE OF
ANN DODGE. WELSCH
Deceased.
File No..
05 CP-1222
NOTICE TO CREDITORS
The administration of the es-
tate of ANN DODGE
WELSCH deceased, whose
date of death was January
4. 2005, is pending in the
Circuit Court for POLK County,
Florida, Probate Division, the
address of which is Post Of-
fice Box 9000, Drawer
C-4, Bartow, Florida
33831-9000 The names
and addresses of the personal
representative and the personal
representative's attorney are
set forth'below.
All creditors of the decedent
and other persons having claims
or demands against decedent's
estate, on whom a copy of this no-
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
30.2005.
Personal Representative:
CONSTANCE WELSCH
RODRIGUEZ
1527 Morning Dove Loop
South
Lakeland, Florida 33809
PENNY KFARE JACOBS, Attor-
ney-
Attorneys for Personal Represen-
tative
Florida Bar No. 0248789
PENNY KFARE JACOBS, attor-
ney at law
1516 E. Hillcrest Street, Suite 108
Orlando, Florida 32803
Telephone: 407/896-9416
June 30, July 7, 2005-2227



PUBLIC NOTICE
Notice of Auction pursuant to F.S
713.78 will be held at Midway Auto
Salvage & Wrecker Service, 4410
S.R. 542 E., Lakeland, FL 33801
on July 22nd, 2005 at 8:30 a.m. in
regards to vehicles:
88 Ford
VIN# 1FTHF25G5JNB24630
July 7, 2005-2293


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT IN AND
FOR POLK COUNTY, FLORIDA
GreenTrue Credit, LLC succes-
sor service to GreenPoint
Credit, LLC, as successor in in-
terest upon merger with Green-
Point Credit.Corp., a corpora-
tion,
Plaintiff,
vs.
James H. Davis, Jr., Janis D.
Davis, IF LIVING, AND IF DE-
CEASED, THEIR UNKNOWN
SPOUSES, HEIRS, DEVISEES,
GRANTEES, CREDITORS, AND
ALL OTHER PARTIES CLAIMING
BY, THROUGH, UNDER OR
AGAINST THEM; Beneficial Flor-
ida, Inc.; Citizens Bank and
Trust f/k/a American Bank and
Trust of Polk County; W.S. Bad-
cock Corporation, a Florida cor-
poration; Chateau Communi-
ties, Inc. d/b/a Pedaler's Pond
Home Owners Association, Inc.;
Rachel Hutchinson; Little
Wheels, Inc.; Bank of America,
N.A.; Rent-A-Center East, Inc. a
foreign corporation; Florida De-
partment of Revenue; Susan
Crosby as Jane Doe, AND ANY
OTHER PERSONS) IN POSSES-
SION OF THE SUBJECT REAL
PROPERTY WHOSE REAL NAMES
ARE UNCERTAIN,
Defendants.
CASE NO. :
2005-CA-161 1
NOTICE OF ACTION
TO: James H. Davis, Jr., IF
LIVING, AND IF DECEASED,
THEIR UNKNOWN SPOUSES,
HEIRS, DEVISEES, GRANTEES,
CREDITORS, AND ALL OTHER
PARTIES CLAIMING BY,
THROUGH, UNDER OR AGAINST
THEM
Last Known Address: 5574
Commercial Blvd. Auburndale,
Florida 33881
YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an
action to foreclose a Purchase
Money First Mortgage and Note
on the following property in Polk
County, Florida:
The South 219.19 feet of that
part of the Northwest 1/4 of the
Northeast 1/4 of Section 31,
Township 28 South, Range 28
East, Polk County, Florida, lying
North and East of Black Road,
LESS the East 1100.00 feet.
INCLUDING the following
Manufactured Mobile Home:
1999 HOMES OF MERIT
PANTHER 28 x 60, Serial
Numbers:
FLHMBFP101744473A .&
FLHMBFP1 01744473B.
has been filed against you and
you are required to serve a
copy of your written defenses,
if any, to it on CHAD A.
DEAN, ESQUIRE, the Plain-
tiff's attorney, whose address
is 118 W. Adams St., Suite
800, Jacksonville, FL 32202,
on or before 30 days of the ini-
tial publication on or before 30
days from the date of the first
publication of this Notice, and
file the original with the Clerk
of this Court either before serv-
ice on Plaintiff's attorneys or
immediately thereafter; other-
.wise a default will be entered
against you for the relief de-
manded in the Complaint or Pe-
tition.
Dated this 27th day of June.
2005.
RICHARD M. WEISS
AS CLERK OF THE COURT
By: /s/ Shirley Deschamps
Deputy Clerk
(Seal)
June 30, July 7, 2005-2236



NOTICE OF PUBLIC
MEETING
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN
that THE SCHOOL BOARD OF
POLK COUNTY, FLORIDA, an-
nounces a public meeting to which
all persons are invited.
DATE AND TIME:
August 2, 2005 at 9:00 a.m.
PLACE: County Commission
Board Room, 330 W. Church St.,
Bartow, FL 33830
PURPOSE: To hear final re-
port from consultant hired by
Board of County Commission-
ers regarding the Impact fee
study.
For further information about
this meeting please contact Kay
Fields, Board Chair, for The
School Board of Polk County, Flor-
ida, at Post Office Box 391, Bar-
tow, Florida 33831, or 863-534-
0529.
Pursuant to the provisions of
the Americans with Disabilities
Act, any person requiring special
accommodations to participate in
this meeting is asked to advise the
agency at least 48 hours before
the meeting by contacting Patricia
SHunter at 863-534-0513. If you are
hearing or speech impaired,
please contact the agency by call-
ing Florida Relay Service at 1-800-
955-8771.
Dated: July 5, 2005.
THE SCHOOL BOARD OF
POLK COUNTY, FLORIDA
By Kay Fields, Board Chair
Attest Gail F. McKinzie,
Secretary
(Seal)'
July 7, 2005-2292



NOTICE OF PUBLIC SALE
S.T.A.R.S. TOWING gives Notice
of Foreclosure of Lien and in-
tent to sell vehicles pursuant
to subsection 713.78 of the
Florida Statutes that on
07/27/2005, 9:30 am at
2935 US HIGHWAY 17 S, BAR-
TOW, FL 33830-8982.
S.T.A.R.S. TOWING reserves the
right to accept or reject any

and/or all bids.
VIN# 1ZVLT22B4R5127247
1994 FORD
July 7, 2005-2291


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR
POLK COUNTY, FLORIDA PRO-
BATE DIVISION
IN RE: ESTATE OF
LINDA CORBETT
Deceased.
File No.:
05-CP-1478
NOTICE TO CREDITORS
The administration of the estate
of LINDA CORBETT, deceased,
whose date of death was June 2,
2005, is pending in the Circuit
Court for Polk County, Florida,
Probate Division, the address of
which is P.O. Box 9000, Drawer
CC-4, Bartow, Florida 33831. The
names and addresses of the per-
sonal representative and the per-
sonal representatives' attorney are
set forth below.
All creditors of the decedent
and other persons having claims
or demands against decedent's
estate on whom a copy of this no-
tice has been served must file
their claims with this court WITHIN
THE LATER OF 3 MONTHS AF-
TER THE DATE OF THE FIRST
PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE
OR 30 DAYS AFTER THE TIME
OF SERVICE OF A COPY OF
THIS NOTICE ON THEM.
All other creditors of the dece-
dent and other persons having
claims or demands against dece-
dent's estate must file their claims
with this court WITHIN 3 MONTHS
AFTER THE DATE OF THE
FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS
NOTICE.
ALL CLAIMS NOT SO FILED
WILL BE FOREVER BARRED.
NOTWITHSTANDING THE
TIME PERIODS SET FORTH
ABOVE, ANY CLAIM FILED TWO
(2) YEARS OR MORE AFTER
DECEDENT'S DATE OF DEATH
IS BARRED.
The date of first publication of
this notice Is June 30. 2005.
Personal Representative:
Susanne Werden
3364 North Marina Parkway
Lake Wales, Florida 33898
Attorney for Personal Representa-
tive:
Craig A. Mundy, Esq.
Florida Bar No. 0896470
Craig A. Mundy, P.A.
4927 Southfork Drive
Lakeland, Florida 33813
Telephone: (863) 647-3778
June 30, July 7, 2005-2241

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR
POLK COUNTY, FLORIDA PRO-
BATE DIVISION
IN RE: ESTATE OF
JOHN MARTIN COWIE,
Deceased.
File Number
2005CP-1470
NOTICE TO CREDITORS
(Summary Administration)
TO ALL PERSONS HAVING
CLAIMS OR DEMANDS
AGAINST THE ABOVE ESTATE:
You are hereby notified that an
Order of Summary administration
has been entitled in the estate of
JOHN MARTIN COWIE, de-
ceased, File Number 2005CP-
1470, is pending in the Circuit
Court for Polk County, Florida,
Probate Division, the address of
which is P.O. Box 9000, Drawer
CC-4, Bartow, FL 33801; that the
total cash value of the estate is
$, 16,00000. The name and ad -
dress of those to whom it .has
been assigned by such Order are:
KEITH ALEXANDER COWIE
112 Patterson Drive
Auburndale, FL 33823
All persons are required to file
with the Court of this court,
WITHIN THREE MONTHS FROM
THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUB-
LICATION OF THIS NOTICE all
claims against the estate in the
form and manner prescribed by
Section 733.703 of the Florida
Statutes and Rule 5.490 of The
Florida Rules of Probate Guardi-
anship Procedure.
ALL CLAIMS AND OBJEC-
TIONS NOT SO FILED WILL BE
FOREVER BARRED.
Date of the first publication of
this Notice June 30, 2005.
ADRIAN GABALDON
Attorney at Law
Post Office Box 1303
Auburndale, Florida 33823
(863) 967-3557
Florida Bar No. 137081
June 30, July 7, 2005-2243
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT
OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL
CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR
POLK COUNTY, FLORIDA
GULF COAST INVESTMENT
GROUP,
Plaintiff,
vs.




0000-00
Division: Civil 11
NOTICE OF ACTION
TO:
WEE HWA WONG and SUNG
HSUEH HSIEN HUANG, if
alive, or if dead, their un-
known spouses, widows
widowers, heirs, devisees,
creditors, grantees, and all
parties having or claiming
by, through, under, or
against them, and any and
all persons claiming any
right, title, interest, claim,
lien, estate or demand
against the Defendant in res
guards to the following de-
scribed property in Polk
County, Florida:
PARCEL 1-LOT(S) 15,
BLOCK 800, POINCIANA,
*NEIGHBORHOOD 2, VIL-
LAGE 8, FLORIDA SUBDIVI-
SION, PER PLAT BOOK 53,
PAGES 29/43 PROPERTY
ID# 10-28-28-935240-800150
Notice is hereby given to each of
you that an action to quiet title to
the above described property has
been filed against you and you are
required to serve your written de-
fenses on Plaintiff's attorney, BILL
MCFARLAND, P.A. P. 0. BOX


101507, CAPE CORAL, FL 33910,
and file the original with the Clerk
of the Circuit Court, Polk County,
P.O. Box 9000, Drawer #CC8,
Bartow, FL 33830 on or before
August 1 2005 or otherwise a de-
fault judgment will be entered
against you for the relief sought in
the Complaint.
THIS NOTICE will be published
once each week for four consecu-
tive weeks in a newspaper of gen-
eral circulation published in Polk
County, Florida.
Dated this 21s t day of June.
2005.
RICHARD M. WEISS
CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT
By /s/ Teresa Nelson
Deputy Clerk
(Seal)
June 23, 30, July 7, 14, 2005-2176


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN
AND FOR, POLK COUNTY,
FLORIDA
IN RE:
SHANE PAUL RUSIN-SMITH,
Minor Child.
/
CASE NO.
53-2005-DR-005858-0000-00
NOTICE OF ACTION
TO: CHARLES LAGRANT SMITH
(address unknown)
YOU ARE NOTIFIED that a Pe-
tition for Change of Name has
been filed to change the name of
your minor child from Shane Paul
Rusin-Smith to Shane Paul Rusin
and you are required to serve a
copy of your objections, if any, to it
on GLENN ANDERSON, esquire,
Petitioner's attorney, whose ad-
dress is 56 Fourth St. NW, Winter
Haven, Florida 33881, on or be-
fore (55 days), and file the original
with the clerk of this court either
before service on petitioner's attor-
ney or immediately thereafter; oth-
erwise a default will be entered
against you for the relief de-
manded in the Petition.
WITNESS my hand and the
seal of this Court this 24th day of
June, 2005.
RICHARD M WEISS
Clerk of the Court
By: /s/ Cady Cruz
As Deputy Clerk
(Court Seal)
June 30, July 7, 14, 21, 2005-2242




IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR
POLK COUNTY, FLORIDA PRO-
BATE DIVISION
IN RE: ESTATE OF
GENEVIEVE CLARK
Deceased
File No.:
OSCP-1074
Division: PROBATE
NOTICE TO CREDITORS
The administration of the estate
of GENEVIEVE CLARK, de-
ceased, whose date of death was
March 20, 2005, and whose Social
Security Number is 376-10-4880,
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 ad-
dresses of the personal represen-
tative and the personal represen-
tative's attorney are set forth be-
low.
All creditors of the decedent
and other persons having claims
or demands against decedent's
estate on whom a copy of this no-
tice has been served must file
their claims with this court WITHIN
THE LATER OF 3 MONTHS AF-
TER THE DATE OF THE FIRST
PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE
OR 30 DAYS AFTER THE TIME
OF SERVICE OF A COPY OF
THIS NOTICE ON THEM.
All other creditors of the dece-
dent and other persons having
claims or demands against dece-
dent's estate must file their claims
with this court WITHIN 3 MONTHS
AFTER THE DATE OF THE
FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS
NOTICE.
ALL CLAIMS NOT SO FILED
WILL BE FOREVER BARRED.
NOTWITHSTANDING THE
TIME PERIOD' SET FORTH
ABOVE, ANY CLAIM FILED TWO
(2) YEARS OR MORE AFTER
THE DECEDENT'S DATE OF
DEATH IS BARRED.
The date of first publication of
this notice is July 7. 2005.
Personal Representative:
Dale Siddall.
4807 Colonnades Circle West
Lakeland, Florida 33811
Attorney for Personal Representa-
tive:
Daniel Medina, L.L.M.,
Florida Bar No. 0027553
SHELBY, MEDINA & STARGEL,
LLP
902 South Florida Avenue, Suite
101
Lakeland, Florida 33803
July 7, 14, 2005-2298


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR
POLK COUNTY, FLORIDA PRO-
BATE DIVISION
IN RE: ESTATE OF
DOMINIC DENNIS DIMASE
Deceased
File No.:
Division: PROBATE
NOTICE TO CREDITORS
The administration of the estate
of DOMINIC DENNIS DI-
MASE, deceased, whose date of
death was April 21, 2005, and
whose Social Security Number is
271-54-6225, is pending In the Cir-
cuit Court for Polk County, Florida,
Probate Division, the address of
which is P.O. Box 9000, Drawer
CC-4, Bartow, Florida 33831. The
names and addresses of the per-
sonal representative and the per-
sonal representative's attorney are
set forth below.
All creditors of the decedent
and other persons having claims
or demands against decedent's
estate on whom a copy of this no-
tice has been served must file
their claims with this court WITHIN
THE LATER OF 3 MONTHS AF-
TER THE DATE OF THE FIRST
PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE
OR 30 DAYS AFTER THE TIME
OF SERVICE OF A COPY OF
THIS NOTICE ON THEM.
All other creditors of the dece-
dent and other persons having
claims or demands against dece-
dent's estate must file their claims
.with this court WITHIN 3 MONTHS
AFTER THE DATE OF THE
FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS
NOTICE.
ALL CLAIMS NOT SO FILED
WILL BE FOREVER BARRED.
NOTWITHSTANDING THE
TIME PERIOD SET FORTH
ABOVE, ANY CLAIM FILED TWO
(2) YEARS OR MORE AFTER
THE DECEDENT'S DATE OF
DEATH IS BARRED.
The date of first publication of
this notice is Jly 7. 2QQ5.
Personal Representative:
Dorinda DiMase
5520 Citrus Hill Drive
Polk City, Florida 33868
Attorney for Personal Representa-
tive:
Daniel Medina, L.L.M.,
Florida Bar No. 0027553
SHELBY, MEDINA & STARGEL,
LLP
902 South Florida Avenue, Suite
101
Lakeland, Florida 33803
Telephone: (863) 577-4000
July 7, 14, 2005-2295


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF
FLORIDA, IN AND FOR POLK
COUNTY
GENERAL JURISDICTION
DIVISION
CHASE MANHATTAN MORT-
GAGE CORPORATION,
Plaintiff,
vs.
ERNEST H. CROFT, JR., et al.,
Defendant (s).
CASE NO.
53-2002-CA-4494-0000-00
NOTICE OF
FORECLOSURE SALE
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN
pursuant to an Order Reschedul-
ing Foreclosure Sale dated May
31, 2005, and a Final Judgment of
Foreclosure dated Ju.ly. 2003.
and entered in Case No. 53-2002-
CA-4494-0000-00, of the Circuit
Court of the TENTH Judicial Cir-
cuit in and for POLK County, Flor-
ida, wherein CHASE MANHAT-
TAN MORTGAGE CORPORATION
is Plaintiff and ERNEST H. CROFT,
JR., et al., are Defendants, I will
sell to the highest and best bidder
for cash in the East Corridor, First
Floor, Polk County Courthouse,
255 North Broadway, Bartow, in
Bartow, POLK County, Florida,
9:00 AM o'clock on the 3igb day of
July, 2005, the following described
property as set forth in said Final
Judgment, to wit:
LOT 79, Block D, CANTER-
BURY, according to plat
thereof recorded in plat book
102, pages 14 & 15 of the
Public Records of Polk
County, Florida.
a/k/a 7743 Whickham Ave.,
Lakeland, Florida 33810
All sales are to be held at the east
end of the east corridor, first floor,
of the Polk County Courthouse lo-
cated at 255 North Broadway Ave-
nue, Bartow, Florida. Please note
that the main entrance is located
on Church Street. No entry is pos-
sible from Broadway Avenue. In
the event any temporary change is
necessary, the Clerk will post a "
Notice of Change" at the sale lo-
cation directing the bidders to the
.temporary sale location.
If you are a person with disabilities
who needs any accommodation in
order to participate in this pro-
ceeding, you are entitled at no
cost to you, to the provision of cer-
tain assistance. Please contact the
Office of the Court Administrator,
(863) 534-4690, within two (2)
working days of your receipt of this
notice; if you are hearing .or voice
impaired, call TDD (863) 534-7777
or Florida Relay Services 711.
DATED this .6tl day of
June, 2005.
RICHARD M. WEISS
As Clerk of said Court
By /s/ Felicia Borders
As Deputy Clerk
(Seal)
June 30, July 7, 2005-2209




IN THE CIRCUIT COURT
OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL
CIRCUIT OF THE STATE
OF FLORIDA, IN AND FOR
POLK COUNTY
CIVIL DIVISION
TPMrJr.LITH P.IO'TGAGE COR-
PORATION, .
Plaintiff,
vs.
BRIAN LEE GAINES; JANE DOE
GAINES, UNKNOWN WIFE OF
BRIAN LEE GAINES, IF LIVING,
INCLUDING ANY UNKNOWN
SPOUSE OF SAID
DEFENDANTSS, IF REMARRIED,
AND IF DECEASED, THE RE-
SPECTIVE UNKNOWN HEIRS, DE-
VISEES, GRANTEES, ASSIGNEES,
CREDITORS, LIENORS, AND
TRUSTEES, AND ALL OTHER
PERSONS CLAIMING 'BY,
THROUGH, UNDER OR AGAINST
THE NAMED DEFENDANTSS;
JOHN DOE, UNKNOWN TENANT;
JANE DOE, UNKNOWN TENANT,
Defendant(s).
CASE NO.
G-OO-2538-DIVISION 7
NOTICE OF SALE
Notice is hereby given that,
pursuant to a Final Summary
Judgment of Foreclosure en-
tered in the above-styled
cause, in the Circuit Court of
Polk County, Florida, I will sell
the property situate in Polk
County, Florida, described as:
LOT 9 OF RAMBLE-
WOOD SUBDIVISION,
ACCORDING TO THE
MAP OR PLAT
THEREOF, AS RE-
CORDED IN PLAT
BOOK 72, PAGE 39,
OF THE PUBLIC RE-
CORDS OF POLK
COUNTY, FLORIDA.
TO INCLUDE: A 1977
FAIRMORE MOBILE
HOME, PLUS ALL CON-
TENTS. VIN#
CGA1 2X601 72149
AND TITLE#
14752431.
A/K/A 4395 RAMBLE-
WOOD N, MULBERRY,
FL 33860-9774.
at public sale, to the highest
and best bidder, for cash, at
the East End of the East Corri-
dor, First Floor, Polk County
Courthouse, 255 North Broad-
way Avenue, Bartow, Florida at
9:00 o'clock A.M., or as soon
thereafter 9:00 A.M., the 21st
day of July, 2005.
All sales are to be held at the
east end of the east corridor,
first floor, of the Polk County
Courthouse located at 255
North Broadway Avenue, Bar-
tow, Florida. Please note that
the main entrance is located on
Church Street. No entry is pos-
sible from Broadway Avenue. In
the event any temporary
change of location is neces-
sary, the Clerk shall post a "
Notice of Change" at the sale
location directing the bidders


to the temporary sale location.
If you are a person with dis-
abilities who needs any accom-
modation in order to partici-
pate in this proceeding, you are
entitled at no cost to you, to
the provision of certain assis-
tance. Please contact the Of-
fice of the Court Administrator,
(863) 534-4690, within two
(2) working days of your re-
ceipt of this notice; if you are
hearing or voice impaired, call
TDD (863) 534-7777 or Flor-
ida Relay Services 711.
DATED THIS 29th DAY OF June.
2005.
RICHARD M. WEISS
CLERK OF CIRCUIT COURT
By /s/ Yvette Johnson
Deputy Clerk
(Seal)
July 7, 14, 2005-2271


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT
OF THE 10TH JUDICIAL
CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR
POLK COUNTY, FLORIDA
CIVIL DIVISION
COUNTRYWIDE HOME LOANS,
INC.,
Plaintiff,
vs.
TANISHA L. HALL; W.S. BAD-
COCK CORPORATION; UN-
KNOWN SPOUSE OF TANISHA
L. HALL; JOHN DOE; JANE DOE
AS UNKNOWN TENANTS) IN
POSSESSION OF THE SUBJECT
PROPERTY,
Defendants.
CASE NO.:
53-2005-CA-000481 SEC 08
RE-NOTICE OF FORECLO-
SURE SALE
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pur-
suant to a Motion and Order Re-
setting Foreclosure Sale Date
dated the 27th day of June. 2005,
and entered in Case No. 53-2005-
CA-000481-SEC 08, of the Circuit
Court of the 10TH Judicial Circuit
in and for Polk County, Florida,
wherein COUNTRYWIDE HOME
LOANS, INC., is the Plaintiff and
TANISHA L. HALL; W.S. BAD-
COCK CORPORATION; UN-
KNOWN SPOUSE OF TANISHA
L. HALL; JOHN DOE; JANE DOE
AS UNKNOWN TENANTS) IN
POSSESSION OF THE SUBJECT
PROPERTY are defendants. I will
sell to the highest and best bidder
for cash at the EAST END OF
THE EAST. CORRIDOR, 1ST
FLOOR, POLK COUNTY COURT-
HOUSE, 255 N BROADWAY,
BARTOW, FLORIDA (ENTRY ON
CHURCH STREET), at the Polk
County Courthouse, in BARTOW,
Florida, at 9:00 a.m. on the 1st
day of August. 2005, the following
described property as set forth in
said Final Judgment, to wit:
LOT 14, SCENIC
HEIGHTS, ACCORDING TO
THE PLAT THEREOF, RE-
CORDED IN PLAT BOOK
22, PAGE 21, PUBLIC RE-
CORDS OF POLK
COUNTY, FLORIDA.
All sales are to be held at the east
end of the east corridor, first floor,
of the Polk County Courthouse lo-
cated at 255 North Broadway Ave-
nue, Bartow, Florida. Please note
that the main entrance is located
on Church Street. No entry is pos-
sible from Broadway Avenue. In
the event any temporary change is
necessary, the Clerk will post a "
Notice of Change" at the sale loca-
tion directing the bidders to the
temporary sale location.
If you are a person with disabilities
who needs any accommodation in
order to participate in this pro-
ceeding, you are entitled at no
cost to you, to the provision of cer-
tain assistance. Please contact the
Office of the Court Administrator,
(863) 534-4690, within two (2)
working days of your receipt of this
notice; if you are hearing or voice
impaired, call TDD, (863) 534-7777
or Florida Relay Services 711.
Dated this 30th day of June.
2005.
RICHARD M WEISS
Clerk Of The Circuit Court
By: /s/Yvette Johnson
Deputy Clerk
(Seal)
July 7,14, 2005-2300





IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
10TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF
FLORIDA, IN AND FOR POLK
COUNTY
MORTGAGE ELECTRONIC REG-
ISTRATION SYSTEMS, INC.,
PLAINTIFF,
-vs-
LINDA FAYE PHILLIPS; UN-
KNOWN PARTIES IN POSSES-
SION #1; UNKNOWN PARTIES IN
POSSESSION #2; IF LIVING, AND
ALL UNKNOWN PARTIES CLAIM-
ING BY, THROUGH, UNDER AND
AGAINST THE ABOVE NAMED
DEFENDANTS) WHO ARE NOT
KNOWN TO BE DEAD OR ALIVE,
WHETHER SAID UNKNOWN
PARTIES MAY CLAIM AN INTER-
EST AS SPOUSES, HEIRS, DEVI-
SEES, GRANTEES, OR OTHER
CLAIMANTS,
DEFENDANTS.
CASE NO. 04-CA-000823
AMENDED NOTICE OF SALE
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN
pursuant to an Order Reschedul-
ing Foreclosure dated June 28,
2005, entered in Civil Case No.
04-CA-000823 of the Circuit Court
of the 10TH Judicial Circuit in and
for POLK County, Florida, wherein
MORTGAGE ELECTRONIC REG-
ISTRATION SYSTEMS, INC.,
Plaintiff and LINDA FAYE PHIL-
LIPS are defendantss, I will sell to
the highest and best bidder for
cash, AT THE EAST END OF
THE EAST CORRIDOR, FIRST
FLOOR, POLK COUNTY COURT-
HOUSE, 255 NORTH BROAD-
WAY AVENUE, BARTOW, FLOR-
IDA, AT 9:00 AM, MAIN EN-
TRANCE IS ON CHURCH
STREET, NO ENTRY AVAILABLE
ON BROADWAY AVE. on August
1. 2005, the following described
property as set forth in said Final
Judgment, to-wit:
LOT 50, CHRISTINA WOODS
UNIT NUMBER ONE, ACCORDING
TO THE PLAT THEREOF AS RE-
CORDED IN PLAT BOOK 56,
PAGE 20, PUBLIC RECORDS OF
POLK COUNTY, FLORIDA.
All sales are to be held at the east
end of the east corridor, first floor,
of the Polk County Courthouse lo-
cated at 255 North Broadway Ave-
nue, Bartow, Florida. Please note
that the main entrance is located
on Church Street. No entry is pos-
sible from Broadway Avenue. In
the event any temporary change is
necessary, the Clerk will post a
Notice of Change" at the sale loca-
tion directing the bidders to the
temporary sale location.
If you are a person with a dis-
ability who needs any accom-


modation in order to partici-
pate in this proceeding, you are
entitled, at no cost to you, to
the provision of certain assis-
tance. Please contact the Of-
fice of the Court Administrator,
(863) 534-4690, within two
(2) working days of your re-
ceipt of this notice; if you are
hearing or voice impaired, call
(TDD) (863) 534-7777, or
Florida Relay Service 711.
DATED at BARTOW, Florida,
this 30th day of June, 2005.
RICHARD M. WEISS
CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT
COURT
POLK County, Florida
By: /s/ Yvette Johnson
Deputy Clerk
(Seal)
July 7, 14, 2005-2302


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN
AND FOR POLK COUNTY,
FLORIDA
PROBATE DIVISION
IN RE: THE ESTATE OF
MARION F. BRANIN
Deceased
CC-7838
CASE NUMBER
05CP-1266
NOTICE TO CREDITORS
The administration of the estate
of Marion F. Branin, deceased,
whose date of death was February
25, 2005, File Number 05CP-
1266, 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 July 7.
Z005.
Personal Representative:
Kathleen Downing
6817 Doehring Drive
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
July 7,14, 2005-2287

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR
POLK COUNTY, FLORIDA
PROBATE DIVISION
In Re The Estate Of:
EARNEST J. YANCY,
Deceased
File Number:
05CP-1431
NOTICE TO CREDITORS
The administration of the estate
of EARNEST J. YANCY, de-
ceased, File Number 05CP-1431,
is pending in the Probate Court,
Polk County, Florida, the address
of which is: Clerk of Court, Post
Office Box 9000, Drawer CC-4,
Bartow, Florida 33830. The names
and addresses of the personal
d nd,,e=i,' ne nri. In. ph erson l
:.p,r..;eniaie s ,llorney are set
",:.inr belh:w.
All creditors of the decedent,
and other persons having claims
or demands against decedent's
estate, including unmatured, con-
tingent or unliquidated claims, on
whom a copy of this notice is
served, must file their claims with
this court, WITHIN THE LATER
OF THREE MONTHS AFTER
THE'DATE OF THE FIRST PUB-
LICATION OF THIS NOTICE OR
THIRTY DAYS AFTER THE DATE
OF SERVICE OF A COPY OF
THIS NOTICE ON THEM.
All other creditors of the dece-
dent, and other persons having
claims or demands against dece-
dent's estate, including unma-
tured, contingent, or unliquidated
claims, must file their claims with
this court WITHIN THREE
MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF
THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF
THIS NOTICE.
ALL OBJECTIONS, CLAIMS
OR DEMANDS NOT SO FILED
WILL BE FOREVER BARRED.
The date of the first publication
of this notice is June 30, 2005.
Personal Representative:
Shirley Ann Healy
1814 5th Street S.E.
Winter Haven, Florida
33880
Attorney for Personal Representa-
tive:
Joseph A. Morrison
3500 South Florida Avenue, Suite
3
Lakeland, FL 33803
(863) 644-3399
Florida Bar NumBer: 313793
June 30, July 7, 2005-2225

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT
OF THE 10TH JUDICIAL
CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR
POLK COUNTY, FLORIDA
CIVIL DIVISION
MORTGAGE ELECTRONIC REG-
ISTRATION SYSTEMS, INC. AS
NOMINEE FOR COUNTRYWIDE
HOME LOANS, INC.,
Plaintiff,
vs.
TIMOTHY A. KING, ET AL,
Defendants.
CASE NO.:
53-2005-CA-002037
NOTICE OF ACTION
TO: BRENDA KING
L/K/A 111 AVENUE C.
SOUTH, AUBURNDALE, FL
33823
YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an
action for Foreclosure of Mortgage
on the following described prop-
erty:
THE SOUTHEAST 91
FEET OF LOT 1,


BLOCK C2, AUBURN-
DALE, ACCORDING TO
THE PLAT THEREOF,
RECORDED IN PLAT
BOOK 1, PAGE 26, OF
THE PUBLIC RECORDS
OF POLK COUNTY,
FLORIDA.
has been filed against you and
you are required to serve a copy
of your written defenses, if any,
to it on Marshall C. Watson,
P.A., Attorney for Plaintiff,
whose address is 1800 NW
49TH STREET, SUITE 120, FT.
LAUDERDALE FL 33309 on or
before August 1 2005 a date
which is within thirty (30) days
after the first publication of this
Notice in the POLK COUNTY
DEMOCRAT and file the original
with the Clerk of this Court either
before service on Plaintiff's at-
torney or immediately thereafter;
otherwise a default will be en-


tered against you for the relief
demanded in the complaint..
In accordance 'with the Ameri-
cans with Disabilities Act, per-
sons with disabilities needing a
special accommodation to par-
ticipate in this proceeding
should contact the Clerk of the
Circuit Court at the Polk County
Courthouse, First Floor, 255
North Broadway, Bartow, FL
33830, Phone (863) 534-
4488 not later than seven days
prior to such proceeding.
WITNESS my hand and the
seal of this Court this 24th day of
June2005.
Richard M Weiss
As Clerk of the Court
By /s/ Shirley Deschamps
As Deputy Clerk
(SEAL)
June 30, July 7, 2005-2218




IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF
FLORIDA IN AND FOR POLK
COUNTY GENERAL JURISDIC-
TION DIVISION
U.S. BANK, N.A.,
Plaintiff,
vs.
JACQUELINE L. BRUNSON, et
al.,
Defendant (s).
CASE NO.
2004-CA-4598 Div 11
NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE
SALE
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN
pursuant to a Order Rescheduling
Foreclosure Sale dated June 17,
2005, and a Final Judgment of
Foreclosure dated February 16,
2005, and entered in CASE NO.
2004-CA-4598 Div 11, of the Cir-
cuit Court of the TENTH Judicial
Circuit in and for POLK County,
Florida, wherein U. S. BANK, N.A.
is Plaintiff and JACQUELINE L.
BRUNSON, et al., are Defendants,
I will sell to the highest and best
bidder for cash in the East Corri-
dor, First Floor, Polk County
Courthouse, 255 North Broadway,
Bartow, in Bartow, POLK County,
Florida, 9:00 AM o'clock on the
22:d day of July, 2005, the follow-
ing described'property as set forth
in said Final Judgment, to wit:
LOT 29 AND THE WEST 30
FEET OF LOT 31, SUNRISE
PARK, ACCORDING TO THE
PLAT THEREOF, RECORDED
IN PLAT' BOOK 11, PAGE
48, OF THE PUBLIC RE-
CORDS OF POLK COUNTY,
FLORIDA; "a/k/a 2632
Mineola Drive, Lakeland,
Florida 33801.
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, re entlied a l no
cost to you, t, the pro,,son ol cer-
tain assistance. Please contact the
Office of the court Administrator,
(863) 534-4690, within- two (2)
working days of your receipt of this
notice; if you are hearing or voice
impaired, call TDD (863) 534-7777
or Florida Relay Services 711.
DATED this 21st day of
June, 2005.
RICHARD M..WEISS
As Clerk of said Court
By /s/ Tamika Joiner'
As Deputy Clerk' : '
(Seal)
June 30, July 7, 2005-2212





IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
TENTH JUDICIAL :CIRCUIT IN
AND FOR POLK COUNTY, FLOR-
IDA
CIVIL DIVISION
IN RE: FORFEITURE OF:
SIX HUNDRED AND FIVE AND
NO/100 DOLLARS ($605.00)'
UNITED STATES CURRENCY

CASE NO.: 2005CA-002014'
SECTION:'07
NOTICE OF FORFEITURE
PROCEEDINGS
Eric Zinnerman
324 South Bassedena
Circle
Lakeland, Florida 33805
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 May 2, 2005, by the Polk
County Sheriff's Office and
Captioned Property is presently
in the custody of the Polk
County Sheriff's Office.
2. Any owner, entity, bona fide
lien holder, or person in posses-
sion of the property at the
time of seizure has the right to
request an adversarial prelimi-
nary hearing from the Tenth
Judicial Circuit Court to deter-
mine whether probable cause
exists to believe that Cap-
tioned Property has been or is
being used in violation of the
Florida Contraband Forfeiture
Act.
3. An Amended Complaint
seeking forfeiture of Captioned
Property was filed in the Circuit
Court of the Tenth Judicial Cir-


cult in and for Polk County on
or about June 21, 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 22nd day
of June. 2005.
CASSANDRA L. DENMARK, ES-
QUIRE
Polk County Sheriff's Office
455 North Broadway
Bartow, Florida 33830
(863) 534-6294
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IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR
POLK COUNTY, FLORIDA
PROBATE DIVISION
IN RE: ESTATE OF
DORIS R. KELLY, Deceased.
PROBATE FILE NUMBER
.' CP.-132
NOTICE TO CREDITORS
The administration of the estate
of DORIS R. KELLY, deceased,
File Number 05CP-1328. is pend-
ing in the Circuit Court for Polk
County, Florida, Probate Division,
the address of which is Polk
County Courthouse,. Post Office
Box 9000, Drawer CC-4, Bartow,
FL 33831-9000. The name and
addresses of the personal repre-
sentative and the personal repre-
sentative's attorney are set forth
below.
ALL INTERESTED PERSONS
SARE NOTIFIED THAT,:
All creditors of the decedent
and'other persons having claims
or demands against decedent's
estate, including unmatured, con-
tingent or unliquidated claims, on
whom a copy of this notice is
served must file their claims with'
this court WITHIN THE LATER OF
THREE (3) MONTHS AFTER THE
DATE OFTHE FIRST PUBLICA-
TION OF THIS NOTICE OR
THIRTY (30) DAYS AFTER THE
DATE OF SERVICE OF A COPY
OF THIS NOTICE ON THEM.
All other creditors of the dece-
dent, and other persons having
claims or demands against the de-
cedent's estate, including unma-
tured, contingent or unliquidated
claims, must file their claims with
this court WITHIN THREE (3)
MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF
THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF
THIS NOTICE.
ALL CLAIMS OR DEMANDS
NOT SO FILED WILL BE FOR-
EVER BARRED.
NOTWITHSTANDING THE
TIME PERIODS SET FORTH
ABOVE, ANY CLAIM FILED
TWO (2) YEARS OR MORE AF-
TER THE .DECEDENT'S DATE
OF DEATH IS BARRED.
The date of first publication of'
this Notice is June 30. 2005:
WILLIAM JAMES KELLY,
SPersonal Representative '
Post Office Drawer 2480
Lakeland, FL 33806-2480.
W. JAMES KELLY, P.A.
1525 South Florida Avenue,
Suite 4'
Post Office Drawer 2480
Lakeland Flonda 33806-2480
Telephone. (863) 688-2405
By JAMES KELLY .
Florida Bar No. 192963
Attorney lor Personal Represen-
Istive
June 30, July 7. 2005-2211


IN THEIRC CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN
AND FOR ..POLK COUNTY,
FLORIDA,, :. .- I"
CIVIL DIVISION
ACCESS USA PROPERTIES,
LLC,
Plaintiff, .
vs.
LULA BELLE GRAY, etc., et al.,
Defendants.
CASE NO.:
53-2005CA-002137-0000-00
; ;Division: 04 .
NOTICE OF ACTION
TO DEFENDANTS: LULA
BELLE GRAY, If living, and/or
The Estate of Lulai Belle Gray,
and all unknown parties claim-
ing, by,, through, under and
against the above-named defen-
dant, who are not known to be
dead or alive, whether said un-
known parties may claim .an in-
terest as spouses, heirs, devi-
sees, grantees or other claim-
ants; R. GRAY, if living, and/or
-The Estate of R. Gray, and all
unknown parties, claiming by,
through, under and against the
aboye-named defendant, who
are..not -known to be dead or
alive, whether said unknown
parties may claim an Interest as
spouses, heirs, devisees, grant-
ees or other claimants and JOS-
SIE LEE GRAY, If living, and/or
The Estate of Jossle Lee Gray,
and all unknown parties claim-
ing by, through, under and
against the above-named defen-
dant,, who are not known to be
dead or alive, whether said un-
iknowr parties may claim an In-
terest as spouses, heirs, devi-
sees, grantees or other claim-
ants, AND ALL OTHERS WHOM
IT MAY CONCERN.
DEFENDANTS.
YOU ARE NOTIFIED THAT an
action seeking to quiet title on the
following described property in
PolkCounty, Florida:
Section 34, Township 31,
Range 25, MOUNTAIN SUB-
DIVISION, Block G, Lot 7, as
recorded in Plat Book 35,
Page 8, in the Public Re-
cords of Polk County, Flor-
ida.
Property Identification:
253134-474300-007070
has been filed against you and
you are required to serve a copy
of ypur written,defenses, if any. to
it qn'Henry W Hick, Esq attorney
for Plaintiff, whose address is
3003 West Azeele Street, Suite
200, Tampa, Florida 33609, on or
before the July 18, 2005, and file

the original with the Clerk of this
Court either before service; on
Plaintiff's attorney, or immediately
thereafter; otherwise a default will
be entered against you for the re-
Ilief demanded in the Complaint.
This action was instituted in the
Circuit Coun of the Tenth Judicial
Circuil of Ine State of Florida and
is styled : ACCESS USA PROP-
ERTIES, LLC V LULA BELLE
GRAY, etc, etal., .
DATED on June 13; 2005.
RICHARD M. WEISS
As C erk of Court
By:/s /ShirleyDeschamps
As Deputy Clerk .m
(Court Seal)
June 16, 23. 30. July, 2005-2034


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT. FOR
POLK COUNTY, FLORIDA PRO-
BATE DIVISION
IN RE: ESTATE OF
LINDA N. EASTHAM ROGERS,
Deceased.
File No.
05-CP-1340
NOTICE TO CREDITORS
The administration of the estate
of LINDA N. EASTHAM ROGERS,
deceased, whose date of death
was October 12, 2005, and whose
Social Security Number is 267-88-
3335, 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 has been served, must file
their claims with this court WITHIN
THE LATER OF 3 MONTHS AF-
TER THE DATE OF THE FIRST
PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE
OR 30 DAYS AFTER THE DATE
OF SERVICE OF A COPY OF
THIS NOTICE ON THEM.
All other creditors of the dece-
dent and other persons having
claims or demands against the de-
cedent's estate, must file their
claims with this court WITHIN 3'
MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF
THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF
THIS NOTICE.
ALL CLAIMS NOT SO FILED
WILL BE FOREVER BARRED.
NOTWITHSTANDING THE
TIME PERIODS SET FORTH
ABOVE, ANY CLAIM FILED TWO
(2) YEARS OR MORE AFTER
THE DECEDENT'S DATE OF
DEATH IS BARRED.
THE DATE OF FIRST PUBLI-
CATION OF THIS NOTICE IS:
June 30, 2005.
Personal Representative:
CECIL V. ROBBINS
KACIE DAWN COLEMAN
1522 Richmond Road
Lakeland, FL 33801
Attorney for Personal Representa-
tive:
STEPHEN C.. WATSON, ES-
QUIRE,
Attorney
Florida Bar No. 130020
HAHN, McCLURG, WATSON,
GRIFFITH- & BUSH
.P.O. Box 38 "- '"
Lal-'eianr, FL 33802
Telephone 863/688-7747
June 30, July 7 2005-2226


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
10TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN
AND FOR POLK COUNTY,
FLORIDA
GENERAL JURISDICTION DIVI-
SION
MORTGAGE ELECTRONIC REG-
ISTRATION SYSTEMS, INC.,
PLAINTIFF,-
VS.
GAIL A. GASSMAN, ET AL,
DEFENDANTSS.
CASE NO:
53-2004-CA-000588-0000-
SEC. 11
NOTICE OF ACTION
CONSTRUCTIVE SERVICE
TO: UNKNOWN SPOUSE,
HEIRS, DEVISEES, GRANTEES,
ASSIGNEES, LIENORS, CREDI-
TORS, TRUSTEES, AND ALL
OTHER PARTIES CLAIMING AN
INTEREST BY, THROUGH, UN-
DER OR AGAINST THE ESTATE
OF GAIL A. GASSMAN
whose residence is unknown if
he/she/they be living; and if
he/she/they be dead, the unknown
defendants who.may be spouses,
heirs, devisees, grantees, assign-
ees, lienors, creditors, trustees,
and all parties claiming an interest
by, through, under or against the
Defendants, who are not known to
be dead or alive, and all parties
having or claiming to have any
right, title or Interest in the prop-
erty described In the mortgage be-
ing foreclosed herein.
YOU ARE HEREBY NOTIFIED that
an action to foreclose a mort-
gage and enforce a. lost note
and/or mortgage on the follow-
ing property:
LOT 4, BLOCK 1300,
REPLAT NO. 1 OF
GOLF VILLAS II AT
POINCIANA, ACCORD-
ING TO THE OFFICIAL
PLAT THEREOF, AS
RECORDED IN PLAT
BOOK 83, PAGE 20,
PUBLIC RECORDS OF
POLK COUNTY, FLOR-
IDA.
has been filed against the cor-
poration and the corporation is'
required to serve, a copy of
your written defenses, if any,
to it on DAVID J. STERN, ESQ.
Plaintiffs attorney, whose ad-
dress is 801 S University Drive,
#500, Plantation, FL 33324 on
or before August 2. 2005 (no
later than 30 days from the
date of the first publication of
this notice of action) and file
the original with the clerk of
this court either before service
on Plaintiff's attorney or imme-
diately thereafter; otherwise a
default will be entered against
you for the relief demanded in
the complaint or petition filed
herein.
WITNESS my hand and the seal
of this Court at POLK County,
Florida, this 27th day of June,
2005.
RICHARD M. WEISS
CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT
BY: /s/ Shirley Deschamos
DEPUTY CLERK
(Seal) .
ATTORNEY FOR PLAINTIFF:
LAW OFFICES OF DAVID J.
STERN
801 S> UNIVERSITY DRIVE,
SUITE 500 .:
PLANTATION, FL 33324
June 30, July 7, 2005-2237


IS


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF
THE STATE OF FLORIDA, IN
AND FOR POLK COUNTY
PROBATE DIVISION
IN RE: ESTATE OF
MARJORIE CECELIA WAL-
TERS,
Deceased.
File Number:
05CP-1283
NOTICE TO CREDITORS
The administration of the Estate
of MARJORIE CECELIA WAL-
TERS, deceased, Case Number
05CP-1283 is pending In the Cir-
cuit Court for Polk County, Florida,
Probate Division, the address of
which Is Drawer CC-4, Post Office
Box 9000, Bartow, Florida 33831-
9000. The names and addresses
of the Personal Representative
and the Personal Representative's
attorney are set forth below.
ALL INTERESTED PERSONS
ARE NOTIFIED THAT:
All creditors of the Decedent
and other persons having claims
or demands against Decedent's
estate on whom this Notice is
served within three months after
the date of the first publication of
this Notice must file their claims
with the Court WITHIN THE
LATER OF THREE MONTHS AF-
TER THE DATE OF THE FIRST
PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE
OR THIRTY DAYS AFTER THE
DATE OF SERVICE OF A COPY
OF THIS NOTICE ON THEM.
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 23. 2005..
Personal Representatives
Gary M. Larson, Personal
Representative
4931 Celia Circle West
Lakeland, Florida 33813
This Document Prepared By:
Law Offices of Mark F. Dahle,
P.A.
By: Mark F. Dahle
Attorney for Personal Representa-
tive
5150 South Florida Avenue
Building A, Suite 105 (33813)
Post Office Box 6629
Lakeland, F'rrda 33807-66.29
Telephone: (863) 648-0100
Florida Bar No. 0716405
June 23, 30, July 7, 14, 2005-2172

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT
OF THE 10TH JUDICIAL
CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR
POLK COUNTY, FLORIDA
CIVIL DIVISION
MORTGAGE ELECTRONIC REG-
ISTRATION SYSTEMS, INC. AS
NOMINEE FOR HSBC BANK
(USA),
Plaintiff,
vs.
UNKNOWN HEIRS, BENEFICI-
ARIES, DEVISEES, ASSIGNEES,
LIENORS, CREDITORS, TRUS-
TEES AND ALL OTHERS WHO
CLAIM AN INTEREST !IN THE
ESTATE OF ELSIE E. RANKIN,
DECEASED, ET AL,
Defendants.
CASE NO.:
2005-CA-2084
NOTICE OF ACTION.
TO: UNKNOWN HEIRS, BENEFI-
CIARIES, DEVISEES, ASSIGN-
EES, LIENORS, CREDITORS,
TRUSTEES AND ALL OTHERS
WHO. CLAIM AN INTEREST IN
THE ESTATE OF ELSIE E.
RANKIN, DECEASED (Resi-
dence Unknown)
YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an
action for Foreclosure.of Mortgage
on the following described prop-
erty: .
5742 LENS LANE,
LAKELAND, FL 33805'
THE FOLLOWING
PROPERTY LOCATED
IN POLK COUNTY,
FLORIDA, AND LE-'
GALLY DESCRIBED AS
FOLLOWS:
BEGIN AT THE SE
CORNER OF THE
NORTH 1/2 OF THE
SOUTH 1/2 OF THE
SW 1/4 OF THE SW
1/4 OF SECTION 20,
TOWNSHIP 27 SOUTH,
RANGE 24 EAST,
POLK COUNTY, FLOR-
IDA, RUN THENCE
NORTH ALONG THE-
EAST LINE OF SAID
SW 1/4 OF THE SW
1/4, A DISTANCE OF
275.0 FEET; THENCE
RUN WEST AND PAR-
ALLEL WITH THE
SOUTH LINE OF SAID
N 1/2 OF THE S 1/2
OF THE SW 1/4 OF
THE SW 1/4, A *DIS-
TANCE OF 370.0
FEET; THENCE RUN
NORTH AND PARAL-
LEL WITH THE EAST
LINE OF SAID SW 1/4
OF THE SW 1/4, A
DISTANCE OF 274.98
FEET TO THE POINT
OF BEGINNING; CON-
TINUE NORTH AND
PARALLEL WITH THE
EAST LINE OF SAID
SW 1/4 OF THE SW
1/4, A DISTANCE OF
109.36 FEET TO THE
NORTH LINE OF THE S
1/2 OF THE N 1/2 OF
SAID SW 1/4 OF THE
SW 1/4, RUN THENCE
WEST ALONG THE
NORTH LINE OF SAID
S 1/2 OF THE N 1/2
OF THE SW 1/4 OF
THE SW 1/4, A DIS-
TANCE OF 53.98
FEET, MORE OR LESS,
TO THE WESTERLY
RIGHT-OF-WAY LINE
OF INTERSTATE


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for the relief demanded in the
Complaint or Petition.
If you are a person with disabilities
who needs any accommodation in
order to participate in this pro-
ceeding, you are entitled at no
cost to you, to the provision of cer-
tain assistance. Please contact the
Office of the Court Administrator,
(863) 534-4690, within two (2)
working days of your receipt of this
notice; if you are hearing or voice
impaired, call'TDD (863) 534-7777
or Florida Relay Services 711.
Dated at Polk County this 24th
day of June, 2005.
RICHARD M. WEISS
CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT
By /s/ Shirley Deschamos
Deputy Clerk In
(Seal)
June 30, July 7, 2005-2220


ROUTE #4, (S.R.D.
NO. 400), RUN
THENCE SOUTHWEST-
ERLY ALONG SAID
RIGHT-OF-WAY LINE,
A DISTANCE OF
160.85 FEET TO A
POINT, SAID POINT
BEING WEST 171.0
FEET, MORE OR LESS,
OF THE POINT OF BE-
GINNING, RUN THENCE
EAST AND PARALLEL
WITH SOUTH LINE OF
SAID N 1/2 OF THE S
1/2 OF THE SW .1/4
OF THE SW 1/4, A
DISTANCE OF 171.0,
MORE OR LESS, TO
THE POINT OF BEGIN-
NING.
has been filed against you and
you are required to serve a copy
of your written defenses, if any,
to it on Marshall C. Watson,
P.A., Attorney for Plaintiff,
whose address is 1800 NW
49TH STREET, SUITE 120, FT.
LAUDERDALE FL 33309 on or
before August 1 2005 a date
which is within thirty (30) days
after the first publication of this
Notice in the POLK COUNTY
DEMOCRAT and file the original
with the Clerk of this Court either
before service on Plaintiff's attor-
ney or immediately thereafter;
otherwise a default will be en-
tered against you for the relief
demanded in the complaint.
In accordance with the Ameri-
cans with Disabilities Act, per-
sons with disabilities needing a
special accommodation to par-
ticipate in this proceeding
should contact the Clerk of the
Circuit Court at the Polk County
Courthouse, First Floor, 255
North Broadway, Bartow, FL
33830, Phone (863) 534-
4488 not later than seven days
prior to such proceeding.
WITNESS my hand and the
seal of this Court this 24th day of
June2005.
Richard M Weiss
As Clerk of the Court
By is/ Shirley Deschamps
As Deputy Clerk
(SEAL)
June 30, July 7, 2005-2219

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN
AND FOR POLK COUNTY,
FLORIDA
IN RE: THE MARRIAGE OF
JOSEPH P. RANCHECK
Husband,
Sand
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
Auaust 8 2005 and file the origi-
nal with the Clerk of this Court ei-
ther before service on the Petition-
er's attorney or'immediately there-
after; otherwise, a default will be
entered against you for the relief
demanded in the Petition. The Pe-
tition includes a request for equita-
ble distribution to the Husband of
the following property: 1989 "Meri"
60' Mobile Home, ID#
CS27728715.
WITNESS my hand and the
seal of this Court on June '27,
2005. "
RICHARD M. WEISS
Clerk of the Courts
BY: /s/Cady Cruz
Deputy Clerk
(Court Seal)
June 30, July 7, 14, 21, 2005-2232







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IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR
POLK COUNTY, FLORIDA PRO-
BATE DIVISION
IN RE: ESTATE OF
ZORA M. HERNDON,
Deceased.
File No.
05-CP-1369
NOTICE TO CREDITORS
The administration of the estate
of ZORA M. HERNDON, de-
ceased, whose date of death was
May 2, 2005, and whose Social
Security Number is 416-20-1897,
is pending in the Circuit Court for
Polk County, Florida, Probate Divi-
sion, the address of which is P.O.
Box 9000, Drawer CC-4, Bartow,
Florida 33831-9000. The names
and addresses of the personal
representative and the personal
representative's attorney are set
forth below.
All creditors of the decedent
and other persons, having claims
or demands against decedent's
estate, on whom a copy of this no-
tice has been served, must file
their claims with this court WITHIN
THE LATER OF 3 MONTHS AF-
TER THE DATE OF THE FIRST
PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE
OR 30 DAYS AFTER THE DATE
OF SERVICE OF A COPY OF
THIS NOTICE ON THEM.
All other creditors of the dece-
dent and other persons having
claims or demands against the de-
cedent's estate, must file their
claims with this court WITHIN 3
MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF
THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF
THIS NOTICE.
ALL CLAIMS NOT SO FILED
WILL BE FOREVER BARRED.
NOTWITHSTANDING THE
TIME PERIODS SET FORTH
ABOVE, ANY CLAIM FILED TWO
(2) YEARS OR MORE AFTER
THE DECEDENT'S DATE OF
DEATH IS BARRED.
THE DATE OF FIRST PUBLI-
CATION OF THIS NOTICE IS:
June 30, 2005.
Personal Representative:
Brenda G. Mask
3921 Palow Road
Lakeland, FL 33810
Attorney for Personal Representa-
tive:
/S/JAMES P. HAHN
Attorney
Florida Bar No. 032756
HAHN, McCLURG, WATSON,
GRIFFITH & BUSH
P.O. Box 38
Lakeland, FL 33802
Telephone: 863/688-7747
June 30, July 7, 2005-2239

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT
OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL
CIRCUIT OF THE STATE
OF FLORIDA, IN AND FOR
POLK COUNTY
CIVIL DIVISION
R-G CROWN BANK, A FEDERAL
SAVINGS BANK,
Plaintiff,
vs.
HAROLD KENNEDY; THE UN-
KNOWN' SPOUSE OF HAROLD
KENNEDY, IF LIVING, INCLUDING
ANY UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF
SAID DEFENDANTSS, IF RE-
MARRIED, AND IF DECEASED,
THE RESPECTIVE UNKNOWN
HEIRS, DEVISEES, GRANTEES,
ASSIGNEES, CREDITORS, LIEN-
ORS, AND TRUSTEES, AND ALL
OTHER PERSONS': CLAIMING BY,
THI-'I.h I.H iurC E 'OR -.GAINST
THE i.LrIED DEFE.ND.JT(S); CI-
TIBAIK' i.-UJTH DAKOTA),
N.A.; FLORAL LAKES HOME-
OWNERS ASSOCIATION, INC.;
WHETHER DISSOLVED OR PRES-
ENTLY EXISTING, TOGETHER
WITH ANY GRANTEES, ASSIGN-
EES, CREDITORS, LIENORS, OR
TRUSTEES OF SAID DEFEN-
DANT(S) AND ALL OTHER PER-
SONS CLAIMING BY, THROUGH,
UNDER OR AGAINST DEFEN-
DANT(S); UNKNOWN TENANT
#1; UNKNOWN TENANT #2,
Defendant(s).
CASE NO.
53-2005-CA-002094-
0000-00 SEC 11
NOTICE OF ACTION.
TO:
HAROLD KENNEDY; THE UN-
KNOWN SPOUSE OF HAR-
OLD KENNEDY, IF LIVING,
INCLUDING ANY UNKNOWN
SPOUSE OF SAID DEFEN-
DANT(S), IF REMARRIED,
AND IF DECEASED, THE RE-
SPECTIVE UNKNOWN HEIRS,
DEVISEES, GRANTEES, AS-
SIGNEES, CREDITORS, LIEN-
ORS, AND TRUSTEES, AND
.ALL OTHER PERSONS
CLAIMING BY, THROUGH,
UNDER OR AGAINST THE
* NAMED DEFENDANTS)
Whose residence are/is un-
known."
YOU ARE HEREBY required to
.ile your answer or written de-


Court, and to serve a copy thereof
upon the plaintiff's attorney, whose
name and address appears
hereon, on or before August 1,
2005 the nature of this proceeding
being a suit forororeclosure of
mortgage against the following de-
scribed property, to wit:
' LOT 15, FLORAL LAKES, A
PLANNED DEVELOPMENT,
COMMUNITY, ACCORDING
TO THE PLAT THEREOF, AS
RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK
68, PAGES 30 THROUGH 38,
OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS
OF POLK COUNTY, FLOR-
IDA.
To include a:
1981 BROOKLYN DOUBLE
WIDE MOBILE HOME VIN
FLFL2AB21323231, TITLE
NO.216040660
1981 BROOKLYN DOUBLE
WIDE MOBILE HOME VIN
FLFL2AB21323231, TITLE
NO. 216040659
A/K/A 2055 SOUTH FLORAL
AVENUE, #15, BARTOW,
FLORIDA 33830
If you fail to .file your answer or
written defenses in the above pro-
ceeding, on plaintiff's attorney, a
default will be entered against you


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
10TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN
AND FOR POLK COUNTY,
FLORIDA GENERAL JURISDIC-
TION DIVISION
BANKUNITED, FSB,
Plaintiff,
vs.
ANNELIESE TOET, a married
woman, if living and if de-
ceased, etal.,
Defendants.
CASE NO.:
53-2005-CA-001946-0000-WH-
SEC-4
NOTICE OF ACTION
CONSTRUCTIVE SERVICE-
PROPERTY
TO: ANNELIESE TOET AND UN-
KNOWN SPOUSE OF ANNELI-
ESE TOET
LAST KNOWN ADDRESS: M1
KINGLAAN 2, THE NETHER-
LANDS, DEN HAAG, NETHER-
LANDS, 2552
CURRENT ADDRESS: UN-
KNOWN
and any unknown parties who
are or may be interested in the
subject matter of this action
whose names and residences,
after diligent search an inquiry,
are unknown to Plaintiff and
which said unknown parties
may claim as heirs, devisees,
grantees, assignees, lienors,
creditors, trustees other claim-
ants claiming by, through, un-
der or against the said Defen-
dant(s), ANNELIESE TOET
AND UNKNOWN SPOUSE
OF ANNELIESE TOET, who
is not known to be dead or
alive.
YOU ARE HEREBY NOTIFIED
that an action to foreclose a mort-
gage on the following property in
POLK County, Florida, to wit:
LOT 2, LAGO VISTA GOLF
ESTATES PHASE ONE, A
SUBDIVISION ACCORDING
TO THE PLAT THEREOF, AS
RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK
100, PAGE 32, OF THE PUB-
LIC RECORDS OF POLK
COUNTY, FLORIDA.
has been filed against you and
you are required to serve a copy
of your written defenses, if any, to
it on BRUCE JACOBS ESQUIRE,
Plaintiff's attorney, whose address
is LAW OFFICES OF CAMNER,
LIPSITZ AND POLLER, P.A., 550
Biltmore Way, Suite 700, Coral
Gables, Florida 33134 on or be-
fore thirty (30) days from first pub-
lication date, and file the original
with the Clerk of this Court by
August 1, 2005 either before serv-
ice on Plaintiff's attorney or imme-
diately thereafter; otherwise, a de-
fault will be entered against you
for the relief demanded in the
Complaint.
IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE
AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES
ACT, persons with. disabilities
needing a special accommodation
should contact Clerk of the Circuit
Court at the Polk County Court-
house, 1st Floor, 255 N. Broad-
way, Bartow, Florida 33830, or
agency sending notice not later
than seven days prior to the pro-
ceeding at the address given on
this notice. Telephone: '(941) 534-
4488; (1-800) 955-8771 (TDD) or
'(1-800) 955-8770 (v), via Florida
Relay Service.
WITNESS my hand and, eal of
this Court on this 28th day of
JUurine 2005: ?: .' i I" I
'RICHARD M. 'VEIS'I "
CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT
COURT
By: /s/ Shirley Deschamps
Deputy Clerk
(Seal)
June 30, July 7, 2005-2234


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN
AND FOR POLK COUNTY,
FLORIDA,
JUVENILE DIVISION
IN THE INTEREST OF:
S.H. DOB: 03/09/98
D.H. DOB: 11/29/00
MINOR CHILD
SUMMONS AND NOTICE
OF HEARING ON PETITION
FOR TERMINATION OF
PARENTAL RIGHTS
CASE NO.
JP03-005400-PC
THE STATE OF FLORIDA TO:
KENNETH EDWARD
HOWELL '
(ADDRESS UNKNOWN)
YOU ARE HEREBY NO-
TIFIED that a Petition under
oath has been filed in the
above styled Court for the per-
manent commitment of
S.H., a female child born on
03/09/98; D.H., a male child,
born on 77/29/00; to Jackie
Adams, the Mother, and Ken-
neth Edward Howell, the Fa-
ther, in Polk County, Florida.
for subsequent adoption and
you are hereby COMMANDED to
be and appear before the MAGIS-
TRATE at 10:00 A.M. on
WEDNESDAY the 31.st day of
AugUst. 2005. for this hearing at
POLK COUNTY COURTHOUSE,
COURTROOM- Juvenile Divi-
sIlon 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


tion directing the bidders to the
temporary sale location.
If you are a person with a disability
who needs any accommodation in
order to participate in this pro-
ceeding, you are entitled, at no
cost to you, to the provision of cer-
tain assistance. Please contact the
Office of the Court Administrator,
(863) 534-4690, within two (2)
working days of your receipt of this
notice; if you are hearing or voice
impaired, call (TDD) (863) 534-
7777, or Florida Relay Service
711.
DATED this 22nd day of June,
2005.
Richard M. Weiss
Clerk Circuit Court
By: /s/ Yvette Johnson
Deputy Clerk
(Court Seal)
July 7, 14, 2005-2274


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF
FLORIDA, IN AND FOR POLK
COUNTY
CIVIL DIVISION
Wachovia Bank successor in inter-
est to SouthTrust Bank f/k/a South
Trust Bank, N.A.,
Plaintiff
vs.
Michael Kevin Hokanson, Sr., Un-
known Spouse of Michael Kevin
Hokanson, Sr.; Michael Kevin Ho-
kanson, Jr., as P.R. and the un-
known Heir of Michael Kevin Ho-
kanson, Sr.; H.L. Hokanson; Betty
Z. Hokanson; William T. Webb;
Shelly L. Webb, T.D. McRae, and
Unknown Tenants/Owners,
Defendants.
CASE NO:
53-2005-CA-000382
Division: 11
NOTICE OF SALE
Notice is hereby given, pursu-
ant to Final Judgment of Foreclo-
sure for Plaintiff entered in this
cause on May 18, 2005, in the Cir-
cuit Court of Polk County, Florida,
I will sell the property situated in
Polk County, Florida described as:
BEGIN AT THE SOUTHEAST
CORNER OF THE SOUTH-
EAST 1/4 OF THE SOUTH-
EAST 1/4, OF SECTION 12,
TOWNSHIP 27 SOUTH,
RANGE 23 EAST, OF POLK
COUNTY, FLORIDA, RUN
NORTH 105 FEET TO THE
POINT OF BEGINNING.
CONTINUE NORTH 105
FEET, WEST 170 FEET,
SOUTH 105 FEET, EAST 170
FEET TO THE POINT OF BE-
GINNING, LESS' ROAD
RIGHT OF WAY.
TOGETHER WITH A 1995
FTWD, ID# GAFL-
R07A32170BM.
and commonly known as: 7908
Socrum Loop Road, at public
sale, to the highest and best
bidder, for cash, in the East
Corridor, first floor, Polk County
Courthouse, 255 North Broad-
way, Bartow, Polk County, Flor-
ida will be held at 9:00 o'clock,
A.M., on July 18, 2005.
All sales are to be held at the east
end of the east corridor, first floor,
of the Polk County. Courthouse lo-
cated at 255 North Broadway Ave-
nue, Bartow, Florida. Please note
that the main entrance is located
on Church Street. No entry is pos-
sible from Broadway Avenue. In
the event any temporary change is
necessary, the Clerk will post a "
Notice of Change" at the sale loca-
tion directing the bidders to the
temporary sale location.
If you are a person with a dis-
ability who needs any accom-
modation in order to partici-
pate in this proceeding, you are
entitled, at no cost to you, to
the provision of certain assis-
tance. Please contact the Of-
fice of the Court Administrator,
(863) 534-4690, within two
(2) working days of your re-
ceipt of this notice; if you are
hearing or voice impaired, call
(TDD) (863) 534-7777, or
Florida Relay Service 711.
DATED this 19th day of May.
2005.
RICHARD M. WEISS
Clerk of the Circuit Court
By: /s/ Yvette Johnson
Deputy Clerk
(Seal)
June 30, July 7, 2005-2208





IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
10TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND
FOR POLK COUNTY, FLORIDA
GENERAL JURISDICTION DIVI-
SION
BANK ONE NATIONAL ASSO-
CIATION, AS TRUSTEE F/K/A
THE FIRST NATIONAL BANK OF
CHICAGO, AS TRUSTEE
Plaintiff,
. vs.
J. C. CARTER; BETTY J. CAR-
TER A/K/A BETTY JOYCE CAR-
TER; UNKNOWN PARTIES IN
POSSESSION OF THE SUBJECT
PROPERTY;
Defendants.
CASE NO:
53-2002-CA-169-SEC. 8
RE-NOTICE OF
FORECLOSURE SALE
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN
pursuant to an Order Reschedul-
ing Foreclosure Sale Foreclosure
dated June 20, 2005, and entered
in Case No. 53-2002-CA-169-
SEC. 8, of the Circuit Court of the
10TH Judicial Circuit in and for
POLK County, Florida. BANK
ONE NATIONAL ASSOCIATION,
AS TRUSTEE F/K/A THE FIRST
NATIONAL BANK OF CHICAGO,
AS TRUSTEE, IS Plaintiff and J.
C. CARTER; BETTY J. CARTER
A/K/A BETTY JOYCE CARTER;
UNKNOWN PARTIES IN POS-
SESSION OF THE SUBJECT
PROPERTY; are defendants. I will
sell to the highest and best bidder
for cash at the EAST CORRIDOR
ON THE FIRST FLOOR at the
POLK County Courthouse located
at 255 NORTH BROADWAY AVE-
NUE in BARTOW, Florida, at 9:00
AM, on the 25th day of July, 2005,
the following described property
as set forth in said Final Judg-
ment, to wit:
LOT 317 INWOOD, UNIT NO.
5, ACCORDING TO THE MAP
OR PLAT THEREOF, AS RE-
CORDED IN PLAT BOOK 14,
AT PAGES 1 AND 1A, 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-


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 16, 23, 30, July 7, 2005-2028



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IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN
AND FOR POLK COUNTY,
FLORIDA
CIVIL ACTION
SOUTH ATLANTIC INVEST-
MENTS, LLC,
Plaintiff,
vs.
LAKESIDE PROPERTIES, INC.,
c/o CT Corporation System, Reg-
istered Agent, BEAT SCHLUP,
SUN COAST INVESTMENT
PROPERTIES, INC., c/o George
Gordon, Registered Agent, and
MALCOLM G. DOLAN,
Defendants.
CASE NO:
53-2005CA-002318-0000-00
Sec. 07
NOTICE OF ACTION
TO: LAKESIDE PROPERTIES,
INC., c/o CT Corporation System,
Registered Agent, BEAT
SCHLUP, SUN COAST INVEST-
MENT PROPERTIES, INC., c/o
George Gordon, Registered
Agent, and MALCOLM G. DOLAN,
if alive, or if dead, their unknown
spouses, widows, widowers, heirs,
devisees, creditors, grantees, and
all parties having or claiming by,
through, under, or against them,
and any and all persons claiming
any right, title, interest, claim, lien,
estate or demand against the De-
fendants in regards to the follow-
ing-described property in Polk
County, Florida:
Parcel #1: Lot 9, Block 158, IN-
DIAN LAKE ESTATES UNIT NO.
4, according to the map or plat
thereof as recorded in Plat Book
39, Page 30, Public Records of
Polk County, Florida.
Parcel #2: Lot 92 unrecorded sub:
The East 50 feet of the West 460
feet of Section 33, Township 30
South, Range 26 East, Polk
County, Florida, lying North of
County Road, Less the North 4950
feet.
Notice is hereby given to each
of you that an action to quiet title
to the above-described property
has been filed against you and
you are required to serve your
written defenses on Plaintiff's at-
torney, SANDRA A. SUTLIFF,
3440 CONWAY BLVD., SUITE 1-
C, PORT CHARLOTTE, FL
33952, and file the original with
the Clerk of the Circuit Court, Polk
County, P.O. Box 9000, Drawer
CC-1, Bartow, FL.33831, on or be-
fore August 8, 2005, or otherwise
a default judgment will be entered
against you for the relief sought in
the Complaint.
THIS NOTICE will be published
once each week for four consecu-
tive weeks in a newspaper of gen-
eral circulation published in Polk
County, Florida.
DATED this 27th day of
June, 2005.
In accordance with the
Americans with Disabilities Act,
if you are a person with a dis-
ability who needs any special
accommodation in order to par-
ticipate In this proceeding, you
are entitled, at no cost to you, to
the provision of certain assis-
tance. Please contact the Office
of the Court Administrator, (863)
534-4690, within (2) working
days of your receipt of this no-
tice of Action; If you are hearing
impaired, call (TDD) (863) 534-
7777 or Florida Relay Service 1-
800-955-8770.
RICHARD M. WEISS_
Clerk of The Court-
BY: /s/ Teresa Nelson
Deputy Clerk
(COURT SEAL)
June 30, July 7, 14, 21, 2005-2238


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN
AND FOR POLK COUNTY,
FLORIDA
JUVENILE DIVISION
IN THE INTEREST OF:,
A.C. DOB: 08/16/1997
MINOR CHILD
SUMMONS AND NOTICE
OF HEARING ON PETITION -
FOR TERMINATION OF
PARENTAL RIGHTS
CASE NO.
JP99-420800-XX
THE STATE OF FLORIDA TO:
FRANCISCO ARIAS
(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
A.C., a female child born on
08/1 6/1997, to Maria Carrion,
and Francisco Arias, in Bristol
County, New Bedford, Massa-
chusetts.
for subsequent adoption and
you are hereby COMMANDED to
be and appear before the MAGIS-
TRATE ROBIN MATIS JACKSON
at 10:00 A.M. on the 3ld day of
Auust 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 CHII D(REN)
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


TIME PERIODS SET FORTH
ABOVE, ANY CLAIM FILED
TWO (2) YEARS OR MORE AF-
TER THE DECEDENT'S DATE
OF DEATH IS BARRED.
The date of first publication of
this Notice is June 30. 2005.,
WILLIAM JAMES KELLY,
Personal Representative
Post Office Drawer 2480
Lakeland, FL 33806-2480
W. JAMES KELLY, P.A.
1525 South Florida Avenue,.
Suite 4
Post Office Drawer 2480
Lakeland, Florida 33806-2480
Telephone: (863) 688-2405
By: JAMES KELLY
Florida Bar No. 192963
Attorney for Personal Represen-
tative
June 30, July 7, 2005-2210


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IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN
AND FOR POLK COUNTY, FLOR-
IDA
CIVIL DIVISION
IN RE: FORFEITURE OF:
THREE THOUSAND NINE HUN-
DRED AND FIFTY-FIVE AND
00/100 DOLLARS ($3,955.00)
UNITED STATES CURRENCY


CASE NO.: 2005CA-1 602
SECTION: 11
AMENDED NOTICE' OF
FORFEITURE PROCEED-
INGS
Martin Ortiz
3055 U.S. 98 South
Ft. Meade, Florida
Elias Serraho
1707 Henry Road
Denmark, South Carolina
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 Sheriffs 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 Ft. Meade, in
Polk County, Florida on or
about March 9, 2005, by the
Polk County Sheriff's Office and
Captioned Property is presently
in the custody of the Polk
County Sheriff's Office.
2. Any owner, entity, bona fide
lien holder, or person in posses-
sion of the property at the
time of seizure has the right to
request an adversarial prelimi-
nary hearing from the Tenth
Judicial Circuit Court to deter-
mine whether probable cause
exists to believe that Cap-
tioned Property has been or is
being used in violation of the
Florida Contraband Forfeiture
Act.
3. An Amended Complaint
seeking forfeiture of Captioned
Property was filed in the Circuit
Court of the Tenth Judicial Cir-
cuit in and for Polk County on
or about June 22, 2005.
CERTIFICATE OF SERVICE
I HEREBY CERTIFY that a true
and correct copy of the forego-
ing was furnished to the ad-
dressee(s) herein this 23rd day
of June. 2005.
CASSANDRA L. DENMARK, ES-
QUIRE
Polk County Sheriff's Office
455 North Broadway,
Bartow, Florida 33830
(863) 534-6294
Florida .Bar #0553247
June 30, July 7, 2005-2222



NOTICE OF PUBLIC SALE
S.T.A.R.S. TOWING gives Notice
of Foreclosure of Lien and in-
tent to sell vehicles pursuant
to subsection 71 3.78 of the
Florida Statutes, that on
07/26/2005, 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 rejgct any
and/or all bids.
VIN# 1 G4AL1133HD464927
1987 BUICK
VIN# 2G1EWL54T8L1207952
1990 CHEVROLET
July 7, 2005-2290



PUBLIC NOTICE
Notice of Auction pursuant to F.S
713.78 will be held at Midway Auto
Salvage & Wrecker Service, 4410
S.R. 542 E., Lakeland, FL 33801
on July.16th, 2005-at 8;30 a.m. in
regards to vehicles:
99 Chrysler : .:
VIN# 2C3HD,46R3XH830681
96 Honda
VIN# 1HGCD563XTA128701
July 7, 2005-2294



IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR
POLK COUNTY, FLORIDA
PROBATE DIVISION
IN RE: ESTATE OF
CLIFTON M. KELL'Y, Deceased.'
PROBATE FILE NUMBER

NOTICE TO CREDITORS
The administration of the estate
of CLIFTON M. KELLY, deceased,
File Number 05CP-1322 is pend-
ing in the Circuit Court for Polk
County, Florida, Probate Division,
the address of which is Polk
County Courthouse, Post Office
Box 9000, Drawer CC-4, Bartow,
FL 33831-9000. The name and
addresses of the personal repre-
sentative and the personal repre-
sentative's attorney are set forth
below.
ALL INTERESTED PERSONS
ARE NOTIFIED THAT:
All creditors of the decedent
and other persons having claims
or demands against decedent's
estate, including unmatured, con-
tingent or unliquidated claims, on
whom a copy of this notice is
served must file their claims with
this court WITHIN THE LATER OF
THREE (3) MONTHS AFTER THE
DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICA-
TION OF THIS NOTICE OR
THIRTY (30) DAYS AFTER THE
DATE OF SERVICE OF A COPY
OF THIS NOTICE ON THEM.
All other creditors of the dece-
dent and other persons having
claims or demands against the de-
cedent's estate, including unma-
tured, contingent or unliquidated
claims, must file their claims with
this court WITHIN THREE (3)
MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF
THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF
THIS NOTICE.
ALL CLAIMS OR DEMANDS
NOT SO FILED WILL BE FOR-
EVER BARRED.
NOTWITHSTANDING THE


' 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

as his Deputy Clerk
(CLERK'S SEAL)
July 7, 14, 21, 28, 2005-2270


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IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
,TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN
AND FOR POLK COUNTY,
FLORIDA. .' .. ,
CIVIL DIVISION
HUB INVESTMENT CORPORA-
TION,
PLAINTIFF,
VS. -
RICARDO B. VALEROSO,
COUNTY OF POLK, and TROPI-
CANA RESORT CONDOMINIUM
ASSOCIATION, INC.,
DEFENDANTSS.
CASE NO:
53-2004CA-004265
NOTICEOF 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 22.3, TROPICANA RE-
SORT, a -condominium,. ac-
.cording; .to the fDeclaration
of Condominium thereof, as
Recorded in Official Records
.Book 4020, Page 0274,
Public -Records o.f I.olk
County,-Florida, :together
witb tan undivided interest in
the. common elementss
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,
-5 ri.,'ii, E.i.: a ., Avenue,
:or i. 'lr.n ,r 3 o a: tc4t 9:00
A.M. on the 26th day of July.
2005.
All sales Are to be held at theieast
end of the east corridor, first.floor,
of the Polk CountyCourthouse lo-


that the main entrance is located
on Church. Street. No entry is pos-
sible from ,Broadway Avenue. In
the event a3w, ierrnp.,.arr ,h-arg.;.,
necessary W,_'" Will u'Ov T 3 '
Notice of Change" ai ir,e i.e- lo-
cation. directing, tle bidders to .the
temporary sale location..
If you are a person with ,a ,dis-
ability who, needs any..accpm-
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, 9 '.[hr,'[r'.:.


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SClerk of the
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July 7, 11 ',',J


IN THE CIRCUIT
TENTH JUDI
POLK COUNT
DIVISION
ROBERT- G.'
JANET i. CAr
and wife,'
' Plaintiffs,
-vs- '
CHARLES Mci
ual;' BEtLINDA
vidual; and I
ANTS; and
spouses. hdirs
ees, creditors
claiming by, th
against them,
Defendants.
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scribed as.
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Addition 'aci
Plat thereof r
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County, Flori
WITH THAT
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at public sale
and best bidder
East Corridor,
County Courth
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45.031.
Please note t
trance is located
No entry is p'.,
way AvenOd. In
porary ch",ri4;
Clerk: v..ii p,
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rary sale Ibcatio
If you dre a per:
who needs anc
order to part&
ceedirg, you 'a
cost'to you, to t
tain assistance.
Office -of ti'e 0
(863) 34 l. ,.
working days o
this;.if'you.are'h
paired, cal TD
or Florida Re
955-8770;
RICHARD M
As Clerk of E
By: /s/ Victoria I
As Deputy C
(Court Seal) ,
July 7, 14,'2005


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR
POLK COUNTY, FLORIDA PRO-
BATE DIVISION
IN RE: ESTATE OF
RICHARD R. SWINT
Deceased.
File No.:
05-CP-1457
NOTICE TO CREDITORS
The administration of the estate
of Richard R. Swint, deceased,
whose date of death was May 7,
2005, is pending in the Circuit
Court for Polk County, Florida,
Probate Division, the address of
which is P.O. Box 9000, Drawer
CC-4, Bartow, Florida 33831. The
names and addresses of the per-
sonal representative and the per-
sonal representatives' 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.
SAll other creditors of the dece-
dent and other persons having
claims or demands against dece-
dent's estate must file their claims
with this court WITHIN 3 MONTHS
AFTER THE DATE OF' THE
FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS
NOTICE.
ALL CLAIMS NOT SO FILED
WILL BE FOREVER BARRED.
: NOTWITHSTANDING THE
TIME PERIODS SET FORTH
ABOVE, ANY CLAIM FILED TWO
(2) YEARS OR MORE AFTER
DECEDENT'S DATE OF DEATH
IS BARRED.
The date of first publication of
this notice is June 30. 2005.
Personal Representative:
Dorothy.M. Swint
414 Westover Street
Lakeland, Florida 33803
Attorney for Personal Representa-
tive:
Craig A. Mundy, Esq.
Florida Bar No. 0896470
Craig A. Mundy, P.A.
4927 Southfork Drive
Lakeland, Florida 33813
Telephone: (863) 647-3778
June 30, July 7, 2005-2224


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:ice imp3ird. call IN THE CIRCUIT COURT Ob' TIE
-,34/,/,/ ;opr O TENTH JUJlICIAL-c'IRCUIT IN
service 711.. AND FOR POLK COUNTY,
SCir.uit. FLORIDA
Court CIVIL DIVISION
Joiner.. OSWALD P. CARREROU,
k '- PLAINTIFF,
VS.
.. MARVIN P. FLANNAGAN,
S. DEFENDANTS(S.
S : ;., CASE NO:
53-2004CA-2014
NOTICEOF 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,
IT COURT OF THE Florida, described as:
ICIAL CIRCUIT, Commence at the South-
Y, FLORIDA CIVIL west corner of Lot 1, Block
E, WINTERSET GARDENS, as
GANGRAW and shown by map or plat
rJORAW. husband thereof recorded in Plat
Book 41, Page 30, Public-
Records of Polk County,
: ''"., Florida, thence South
BRIDE, an individ- 01 11 '1 0" East along the
CUMBIE. an"indi- East right of way line of
UNKNOWN TEN- Winterset Gardens Drive, a
the unknown distance of 81.69 feet to
devisees, grant- the Point of Beginning; con-'
or other parties .tinue thence South
through, under, or 01"11'10" East, 91.10
.. I I' feet to the 'point on a
O :J curve, said curve concave
ASE NO: Northeasterly having a ra-
005CA-1177' dius of' 50.00 feet, and a
NOTICE OF SALE central angle of 88'45'30";
t.-, Q.r, t pu, uJs, thence'Southeasterly along
,-, .ijd.:T -eri -r,. said curve ah arc length of
:,...-:ryi. Cau-.e ,, 77.46 feet to the point of
r ,:,i Pi' '.,:.urT tangency; thence South
1 it,.rr proper., Jiu. 89'56'40" East along the
.,ur, i, Fl,:..r .j e North right of way line of
."' III' County Road 540A, a dis-
lanchland Abres tance of 75.01 feet; thence
cording tio'the North 00"03'20" East,
recorded in Plat 140.85 feet; thence North
ige 32 '33, of 89'56'49" West, 126.11
recordss of Polk feet to the Point of Begin-
ida; 'TOGETHER ning.
CERTAIN MO- Parcel I.D. No. 142926-
DECLARED AS 000000-012020
DERTY AND DE- at public sale for cash to the.
S A 1993 Fleet- highest and best bidder, at the
stfield MH# East End of the East Corridor,
5960W2. of the Polk County Courthouse,
;, to 'the 'highest 255 North Broadway Avenue,
er -or c.nr,,' at the Bartow, Florida 33830 at 9:00
1 st Floor; Polk A.M. on the 25th day of Juy.
iouse; 255 North 205.
'_- r (..'., Florida All sales are to be held at the'east
,: -i rr,, ron' the end of the east corridor, first floor,'
jul, 2005, in ac- of the Polk County Courthouse lo-
Fio .r,'la .Statutes cated at 255 North Broadway Ave-
h t' nue, Bartow, Florida. Please note
that the -ar, en- that the main entrance is located
s on Ch urch Street. on Church Street. No eriry is pos-
,be i,3 tom' Broad- sible from Broadway Avenue In
itPi'even; any tam- the event any temporary change is'
Is ne:iessary, the necessary, the Clerk will post a
si a lionice of Notice of Change" at the sale lo-
e'a. ,i s.:cation di- cation directing the bidders to the
.j-rs i. irie tempo- temporary sale location.
n. If you are a person with a dis-
son With p: disability ability who needs any accom-
aCcommodation in modation in order to partici-
ipate -in this pro- pate in this proceeding, you are
ire entitled, atf no entitled, at no cost to you, to
heprovision 'of cer- the provision of certain assis-
Pledse contact the tance. Please contact the Of-
ourt Admihistrator, fice' of the Court Administrator,
., -Within' two (2) (863) 534-4690, within two
,of yur-receipt of (2) working days of your re-
ieEirlng or voice im- ceipt of this notice; if you are
'D:'(863)I534-7777 hearing or voice impaired, call
lay-'.Serice (800) (TDD) (863) 534-7777, or
*- Florida Relay Service 711.
4. WEISS RICHARD M. WEISS
ild Court Clerk of the Circuit Court
Hargrove By:/s/Taniika Joiner
lark' Deputy Clerk
5-2284 (Court Seal)
July 7, 14, 2005-2279


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT
OF THE 10TH JUDICIAL
CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR
POLK COUNTY, FLORIDA
CIVIL DIVISION
U.S. NATIONAL ASSOCIATION,
AS TRUSTEE' FOR THE HOLD-
ERS OF EQCC HOME EQUITY
LOAN ASSET BACKED CERTIFI-
CATES, SERIES 1998-1,
Plaintiff,
vs.
JAMES JONES, ET AL,
Defendants.
CASE NO.:
53-2005-CA-001974-0000-SEC
8
NOTICE OF ACTION
TO: PATSY R. JONES
LAST KNOWN ADDRESS:
723 WEST MYRTLE STREET
LAKELAND, FL 33815
YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an
action for Foreclosure of Mortgage
on the following described prop-
erty:
LOT 9, BLOCK C, OF
BOWYER'S SUBDIVI-
SION, LAKELAND,
FLORIDA, ACCORDING
TO THE PLAT
THEREOF RECORDED
IN PLAT BOOK 3,
PAGE 19, OF THE
PUBLIC RECORDS OF
POLK COUNTY, FLOR-
IDA.
has been filed against you and
you are required to serve a copy
of your written defenses, if any,
to it on Marshall C: Watson,
P.A., Attorney for Plaintiff,
whose address is 1800 NW
49TH STREET, SUITE 120, FT.
LAUDERDALE FL 33309 on or
before August 10 2005 a date
which is within thirty (30) days
after the first publication of this
Notice in the POLK COUNTY
DEMOCRAT and file the original
with the Clerk of this Court either
before service on Plaintiff's attor-
ney or immediately thereafter;
otherwise a default will be en-
tered against you for the relief
demanded in the complaint.
In accordance with the Ameri-
cans with Disabilities Act, per-
sons with disabilities needing a
special accommodation to par-
ticipate in this proceeding
should contact the Clerk of the
Circuit Court at the Polk County
Courthouse, First Floor, 255
North Broadway, Bartow, FL
33830,. Phone _(863) 534-
4488 not later than seven days
prior, to, such-proceeding.
WITNESS my hand and the
seal of this Court this 5th day of

Richard M Weiss
As Clerk of the Court
By /s/ Teresa Nelson
As Deputy Clerk
(SEAL)
July 7, 14, 2005-2305







IN THE CIRCUIT COURT
OF THE 10TH JUDICIAL
CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR
POLK COUNTY, FLORIDA
CIVIL DIVISION
MORTGAGE ELECTRONIC REG-
ISTRATION SYSTEMS, INC., AS
NOMINEE FOR COUNTRYWIDE
HOME LOANS, INC. F/K/A
COUNTRYWIDE FUNDING COR-
PORATION DIB/A AMERICA'S
WHOLESALE LENDER,
Plaintiff,
vs.
JAMES E. POLLARD, ET AL,
Defendants.
CASE NO.:
53-2005-CA-2107-SEC 8
NOTICE OF ACTION
TO: NEALA POLLARD A/K/A
NEALA DAWN POLLARD
(Last Known Address)
130 9th Street N.E.
Fort Meade, FL 33841
YOU ARE NOTIFIED, that an
action for Foreclosure of Mortgage
on the following described prop-
erty:
LOT 1, LESS THE
WEST 60, FEET,
BLOCK "B", MITCHELL
AND FRENCH'S ADDI-
TION', ACCORDING TO
THE PLAT THEREOF
AS RECORDED IN DEED
BOOK "L", PAGE 302,
OF THE PUBLIC RE-
CORDS OF POLK
COUNTY, FLORIDA.
has been filed against you and,
you are required to serve a copy
of your written defenses, if any,
to it on Marshall C. Watson,
P.A., Attorney ;for Plaintiff,
whose address is 1800 NW
49TH STREET, SUITE 120, FT.
LAUDERDALE FL 33309 on or
before August 10 2005 a date
which is within thirty (30) days
after the first publication of this
Notice in the POLK COUNTY
DEMOCRAT and file the original
with the Clerk of this Court either
before, service on Plaintiff's attor-
ney or immediately thereafter;
otherwise a default will be- en-
tered against you for the relief

demanded in the complaint.
In accordance with the Ameri-
cans with Disabilities Act, per-
sons with disabilities needing a
special accommodation to par-
ticipate in this proceeding
should contact the Clerk of the
Circuit Court at the Polk County
Courthouse, First Floor, 255
North Broadway, Bartow, FL
33830, Phone (863) 534-
4488 not later than seven days
prior to such proceeding.
WITNESS my hand and the
seal of this Court this 5bth day of

Richard M Weiss
As Clerk of the Court
By /s/ Teresa Nelson
As Deputy Clerk
(SEAL)
July 7, 14, 2005-2299


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF
FLORIDA IN AND FOR POLK
COUNTY
MORTGAGE ELECTRONIC REG-
ISTRATION SYSTEMS, INC. ("
MERS") AS NOMINEE FOR CEN-
TRAL MORTGAGE COMPANY,
Plaintiff,
vs.
THE UNKNOWN SPOUSE,
BENEFICIARIES, HEIRS, DEVI-
SEES, GRANTEES, ASSIGNEES,
LIENORS, CREDITORS, TRUS-
TEES AND ALL OTHER PARTIES
CLAIMING AN INTEREST BY,
THROUGH, UNDER OR
AGAINST THE DON C. LAW
REVOCABLE LIVING TRUST
DATED 9/20/01; WATERWAY
VILLAGE ASSOCIATION, INC.;
MERITOR SAVINGS, FA;
UNITED STATES OF AMERICA
DEPARTMENT OF TREASURY;
STATE OF FLORIDA DEPART-
MENT OF REVENUE; THE DON
C. LAW REVOCABLE LIVING
TRUST DATED 9/20/01; ROBERT
C. LAW A/K/A ROBERT CAR-
LISLE LAW; UNKNOWN TENANT
1; UNKNOWN TENANT 2,
Defendants.
CASE NO.
53-2005-CA-2215
NOTICE OF ACTION
TO: THE UNKNOWN SPOUSE,
BENEFICIARIES, HEIRS, DEVI-
SEES, GRANTEES, ASSIGNEES,
LIENORS, CREDITORS, TRUS-
TEES AND ALL OTHER PARTIES
CLAIMING AN INTEREST BY,
THROUGH, UNDER OR
AGAINST THE DON C. LAW
REVOCABLE LIVING TRUST
DATED 9/20/01
And
THE DON C. LAW REVOCABLE
LIVING TRUST DATED 9/20/01
Last known address: Unknown
If alive, and if dead, all parties
claiming interest by, through, un-
der or against UNKNOWN PAR-
TIES CLAIMING AS HEIRS, DE-
VISEES, GRANTEES, ASSIGN-
EES, LIENORS, CREDITORS,
TRUSTEES OR OTHER CLAIM-
ANTS BY AND THROUGH UN-
DER OR AGAINST DON C. LAW
REVOCABLE LIVING TRUST
DATED 9/20/01, AND THE DON
C. LAW REVOCABLE LIVING
TRUST DATED 9/20/01 and all
parties having or claiming to have
any right, title or interest in the
property described herein.
YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an
action for Foreclosure of Mort-
gage on the following described
property:
UNIT C-103 OF LAMP-
LIGHTER VILLAGE, AC-
CORDING TO CONDOMIN-
IUM BOOK 4 PAGES 8, 9
AND 10, INCLUSIVE, PUBLIC
RECORDS OF POLK
COUNTY, FLORIDA, AND
BEING FURTHER DE-
SCRIBED IN THAT CERTAIN
DECLARATION OF CONDO-
MINIUM FILED MAY 7,1979,
RECORDED .IN O.R. BOOK
1874 PAGE 1053 AND
AMENDED BY INSTRUMENT
FILED NOVEMBER 14, 1979,
RECORDED IN O.R. BOOK
1912 PAGE 90, PUBLIC RE-
CORDS OF POLK COUNTY,
FLORIDA, TOGETHER WITH
AN UNDIVIDED 2.0835% IN-
TEREST IN AND TO THE
,,COMMON ELEMENTS AP-
PULRTErijLIjT THERETO, IN
ACCORDANCE WITH THE
PROVISION OF SAID DEC-
LARATION.
has been filed against you and
you are required to serve a copy
of your written defenses to it, if
any, to it, on DINNA KAWASS, At-
torney for Plaintiff, whose address
is 951 N.E. 167th Street, Suite
204, North Miami Beach, FL
33162, on or before August 1,
2005 and file the original with the
Clerk of this Court either before
service on Plaintiff's attorney or
immediately thereafter; otherwise
a default will be entered against
you for the relief demanded in the
complaint.
WITNESS my hand and seal of
this Court this 28th day of June.
2005.
RICHARD M. WEISS
Clerk of the Court
By: /s/ Shirley Deschamps
As Deputy Clerk
(Seal)
June 30, July 7, 2005-2233

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR
POLK COUNTY, FLORIDA
PROBATE DIVISION
IN RE: ESTATE OF
J.D. CATRETT
Deceased.
File No.
C05CP-1372
NOTICE TO CREDITORS
The administration of the es-
tate of J.D. CATRETT, de-
ceased, whose date of death
was March 22nd, 2005,
and whose Social Security Num-
ber is 265-26-6168, 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
30.2005.
Person' Giving Notice:
A. CECILE DORSO
1711 Cobbler Drive
Lutz, Florida 33559
LAW OFFICES OF J. KELLY
KENNEDY
Attorneys for Personal Represen-
tative
198 1STSTS
WINTER HAVEN, FL 33880-3004
Telephone: (863) 294-1114
Florida Bar No. 0375871
June 30, July 7, 2005-2217


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN
AND FOR POLK COUNTY,
FLORIDA
PROBATE DIVISION
IN RE: THE ESTATE OF
ALEXANDER JOE, SR.
Deceased
CC-6593
CASE NUMBER
05CP-1432
NOTICE TO CREDITORS
The administration of the estate
of Alexander Joe, Sr., deceased,
whose date of death was February
21, 2005, File Number 05CP-
1432, 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 30.
2005.
Personal Representative:
Alexander Joe, Jr.
167 Flint Knoll
Douglasville, GA 30134
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 30, July 7, 2005-2240


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR
POLK COUNTY, FLORIDA
PROBATE DIVISION
IN RE: ESTATE OF
BARBARA D. STEPHENS
Deceased.
File No.:
05CP-1461
NOTICE TO CREDITORS
The administration of the estate
of Barbara D. Stephens, de-
ceased, whose date of death was
May 27, 2005, is pending in the
Circuit Court for Polk County, Flor-
ida, 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 30, 2005.
Personal Representative:
Richard B. Stephens, Jr.
4306 Forest Hill Dr.
Lakeland, Florida 33813
Allan R. Winn
807 Marshall Lane
Alexandria, Virginia 22302
Attorney-for Personal Representa-
tive:
Sandra G. Sheets
Attorney for Richard B. Stephens,
Jr.
Florida Bar No. 712914
Holland & Knight LLP
92 Lake Wire Drive
Lakeland, Florida 33815
Telephone (863) 682-1161
June 30; July 7, 2005-2230



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-


designed 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


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT
OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL
CIRCUIT OF THE STATE
OF FLORIDA, IN AND FOR
POLK COUNTY
CIVIL DIVISION
GREEN TREE SERVICING LLC
SUCCESSOR SERVICE FOR
GREENPOINT CREDIT, LLC AS
SERVICE FOR BANKAMERICA
HOUSING SERVICES, A DIVISION
OF BANK OF AMERICA, FSB,
Plaintiff,
vs.
DAVID J. NIEMEYER; SHERYL L.
NIEMEYER, IF LIVING, INCLUD-
ING ANY UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF
SAID DEFENDANTSS, IF RE-
MARRIED, AND IF DECEASED,
THE RESPECTIVE UNKNOWN
HEIRS, DEVISEES, GRANTEES,
ASSIGNEES, CREDITORS, LIEN-
ORS, AND TRUSTEES, AND ALL
OTHER PERSONS CLAIMING BY,
THROUGH, UNDER OR AGAINST
THE NAMED DEFENDANTSS;
HIGHPOINTE INVESTMENT
SERVICES, INC., AS TRUSTEE OF
THE 4056 SHADY VIEW RUN
FAMILY LAND TRUST; WELLS
FARGO BANK MINNESOTA, NA-
TIONAL ASSOCIATION, AS
TRUSTEE UNDER THE POOLING
AND SERVICING AGREEMENT
DATED AS OF FEBRUARY 28,
2001, SERIES 2001-1;
WHETHER DISSOLVED OR PRES-
ENTLY EXISTING, TOGETHER
WITH ANY GRANTEES, ASSIGN-
EES, CREDITORS, LIENORS, OR
TRUSTEES OF SAID DEFEN-
DANT(S) AND ALL OTHER PER-
SONS CLAIMING BY, THROUGH,
UNDER OR AGAINST DEFEN-
DANT(S); UNKNOWN TENANT
#1; UNKNOWN TENANT #2,
Defendant(s).
CASE NO.
53-2005-CA-0021 23-
0000-00 SEC 08
NOTICE OF ACTION
TO:
HIGHPOINTE INVESTMENT
SERVICES, INC., AS TRUS-
TEE OF THE 4056 SHADY
VIEW RUN FAMILY LAND
TRUST; WHETHER DIS-
SOLVED OR PRESENTLY EX-
ISTING, TOGETHER WITH
ANY GRANTEES, ASSIGN-
EES, CREDITORS, LIENORS,
OR TRUSTEES OF SAID DE-
FENDANT(S). AND ALL
OTHER PERSONS CLAIMING
BY, THROUGH, UNDER OR
AGAINST DEFENDANTS)
Whose location are/is unknown.
YOU ARE HEREBY required to
file your answer or written de-
fenses, if any, in the above pro-
ceeding with the Clerk of this
Court, and to serve a copy thereof
upon the plaintiff's attorney, whose
name and address appears
hereon, on or before June 13,
2005 the nature'of this proceeding
being a suit for foreclosure of
mortgage against the following de-
scribed property, to wit:
LOT 98, SHADY HAMMOCK,
ACCORDING TO THE PLAT
THEREOF, AS RECORDED
IN PLAT BOOK 86, PAGE 15,
OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS
OF POLK COUNTY, FLOR-
IDA.
A/K/A 4056 SHADY VIEW
RUN, MULBERRY, FLORIDA
33860.
TO INCLUDE A 1997 GEN-
ERAL ADMIRAL TRIPLE
WIDE MOBILE HOME VIN
GMHGA1059715203A, TITLE
NO. 7284527- V'iN
GMHGA1059715203B, TITLE
NO. 72845236, VIN
GMHGA1059715203C, TITLE
NO. 72845235.
If you fail to file your answer or
written defenses in the above pro-
ceeding, on plaintiff's attorney, a
default will be entered against'you
for the relief demanded in the
Complaint or Petition.
If you are a person with disabilities
who needs any accommodation in
order to participate in this pro-
ceeding, you are 'entitled at no
cost to you, to the provision of
certain assistance. Please contact
the Office of the Court Administra-
tor, (863) 534-4690, within two (2)
working days of your receipt of this
notice; if you are hearing or voice
impaired, call TDD (863) 534-7777
or Florida Relay Services 711.
Dated at Polk County this 27th
day of June, 2005.
RICHARD M. WEISS
CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT
By /s/ Shirley Deschamps
Deputy Clerk
(Seal)
June 30, July 7, 2005-2235





IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR
CHARLOTTE COUNTY, FLOR-
IDA
PROBATE DIVISION
IN RE: ESTATE OF
ANTHONY N. PIETRUNTI
Deceased.
File No.:
05-1532-CP
NOTICE TO CREDITORS
The administration of AN-
THONY N. PIETRUNTI, de-
ceased, whose date of death was
March 11, 2005, and whose Social
Security Number is 036-32-1034 is
pending in the Circuit Court for
Charlotte County, Florida, Probate
Division, 350 E. Marion Avenue,
Punta Gorda, FL 33950. The ad-
dress of the deceased is 1530
Otto Polk Rd, Frostproof, FL
33843. The names and addresses
of the attorney handling the estate
is set forth below.
All creditors of the decedent
and other persons having claims
with this court WITHIN THE
LATER OF 3 MONTHS AFTER
THE TIME OF THE FIRST PUBLI-
CATION 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 30, 2005.
Attorney for estate:
Renee-Marie Stephano, Esq.
11150 83rd Lane North
West Palm Beach, FL 33412
Telephone: (561) 627-1520
Florida Bar No. 0684821
June 30, July 7, 2005-2228


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT
FOR POLK COUNTY,
FLORIDA
PROBATE DIVISION
IN RE: ESTATE OF
THOMAS RUDOLPH
CROWDER,
Deceased.
File No.
05CP-1 403
Division: Probate
NOTICE TO CREDITORS
The administration of the es-
tate of Thomas Rudolph
Crowder deceased, whose
date of death was December
25, 2005, and whose Social Se-
curity Number is 251-20-5302,
is pending in the Circuit Court
for Polk County, Florida, Pro-
bate Division, the address of
which is P.O. Box 9000, Drawer
CC-4, Bartow, Florida 33831.
The names and addresses of
the personal representative and
the personal representative's
attorney are set forth below.
All creditors of the decedent
and other persons having
claims or demands against de-
cedent's estate, including un-
matured, contingent or unliqui-
dated claims, on whom a copy
of this notice has been served
must file their claims with this
court WITHIN THE LATER OF 3
MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF
THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF
THIS NOTICE OR 30 DAYS AF-
TER THE TIME OF SERVICE OF A
COPY OF THIS NOTICE ON
THEM. "
All other creditors of the de-
cedent and other persons hav-
ing claims or demands against
decedent's estate, including
unmatured, contingent or unliq-
uidated claims, must file their
claims with this court WITHIN 3
MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF
THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF
THIS NOTICE.
ALL CLAIMS NOT FILED
WITHIN THE TIME PERIODS SET
FORTH IN SECTION 733.702 OF
THE FLORIDA PROBATE CODE
WILL BE FOREVER BARRED..
NOTWITHSTANDING THE
TIME PERIODS SET FORTH
ABOVE, ANY CLAIM FILED TWO
(2) YEARS OR MORE AFTER THE
DECEDENT'S DATE OF DEATH
IS BARRED.
The date of first publication
of this notice is June 30 2005.
Personal Representative:
Thomas O'Donald
Crowder
P.O. Box 431
Gotha, Florida 34734
Attorney for Personal Repre-
sentative:
GLENN T. SHELBY
Florida Bar No. 285269
Shelby, Medina &
Stargel, LLP
902 S. Florida Avenue,
Suite 101
Lakeland, Florida 33803
Telephone: (863) 577-
4000
June 30, July 7, 2005-2229

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE'
TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN
AND FOR POLK COUNTY, FLOR-
IDA
CIVIL DIVISION
IN RE: FORFEITURE OF:
EIGHT HUNIRED,FIVE AND ..
NO/3.00 DOLLARS ($805..00)
U:s. CURRENCY

CASE NO.: 2005CA-2309
SECTION: 11
NOTICE OF FORFEITURE
PROCEEDINGS
Johnny Wright
2669 Possum Trot Trail
Haines City, Florida
AND ALL OTHER PER-
SONS who claim an interest in
the above-captioned property:
Grady Judd, as Sher-
iff of Polk County, Florida, ("
Polk County Sheriff's Office"),
gives notice of forfeiture pro-
ceedings pursuant to Sections
932.701-707, Florida Statutes,
in regard to the above-de-
scribed property ("Captioned
Property").
1. Captioned Property was
seized in or near Haines City, in
Polk .County, Florida on or
about May 25, 2005, by the
Polk County Sheriff's Office and
Captioned Property is presently
in the custody of the Polk
County Sheriff's Office. P
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 June
24, 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 27th day
of June. 2005.
CASSANDRA L. DENMARK, ES-
QUIRE
Polk County Sheriff's Office
455 North Broadway
Bartow, Florida 33830
(863) 534-6294
Florida Bar #0553247
July 7, 14, 2005-2269


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT, POLK
COUNTY, FLORIDA
IN RE: THE MARRIAGE OF
CEASAR B. GARCIA
YOLANDA GARCIA
NOTICE OF ACTION
CASE NO.: 05DR-5026
TO:
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 Yolanda Garcia, Petitioner's
Attorney, whose address is P.O.,
Box 3724, Lakeland, Florida
33802, on or before August 12.
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 complaint or peti-
tion.
Dated on July 1, 2005.
RICHARD M. WEISS
Clerk of the Courts
BY: /s/ Jessica Rayburn
Deputy Clerk
(Court Seal)
July 7, 14, 21, 28, 2005-2285


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN
AND FOR POLK COUNTY, FLOR-
IDA
CIVIL DIVISION
IN RE: FORFEITURE OF:
THIRTY TWO THOUSAND AND
NINETY SIX AND NO/1 00 DOL-
LARS ($32,096.00) UNITED
STATES CURRENCY

CASE NO.: 2005CA-002242
SECTION: 11
NOTICE OF FORFEITURE
PROCEEDINGS
James 1. Hodges
3921 Polston Road
Lakeland, 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 Lakeland, in
Polk County, Florida on or
about May 17, 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 June
21, 2005.
CERTIFICATE OF SERVICE
I HEREBY CERTIFY that a true
and correct copy of the forego-
ing was furnished to the ad-
dressee(s) herein this 23rd day
of June. 2005.
CASSANDRA L. DENMARK, ES-
QUIRE
Polk County Sheriff's Office
455 North Broadway
Bartow, Florida 33830
(863) 534-6294
Florida Bar #0553247
June 30, July 7, 2005-2223




IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN
AND FOR POLK COUNTY, FLOR-
IDA
CIVIL DIVISION
IN RE: FORFEITURE OF:
SEVEN HUNDRED AND
TWENTY-TWO AND 05/100
DOLLARS ($722.05) U.S. CUR-
RENCY

CASE NO.: 2005CA-2310
SECTION: 07
NOTICE OF FORFEITURE
.PROCEEDINGS..
Antonio R. Copeland
--526" Avenue B, N.E.
Winter Haven, Florida
33880
AND ALL OTHER PER-
SONS who claim an interest in
the above-captioned property:
Grady Judd, as Sher-
iff of Polk County, Florida, ("
Polk County Sheriff's Office"),
gives notice of forfeiture pro-
ceedings pursuant to Sections
932.701-707, Florida Statutes,
in regard to the above-de-
scribed property ("Captioned
Property").
1. Captioned Property was
seized in or near Winter Haven,
in Polk County, Florida on or
about May 17, 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 June
24, 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 27th day
of June. 2005.
CASSANDRA L. DENMARK, ES-
QUIRE
Polk County Sheriff's Office
455 North Broadway
Bartow, Florida 33830
(863) 534-6294
Florida Bar #0553247
July 7, 14, 2005-2268




PUBLIC NOTICE
THE PLANNING AND ZONING
BOARD FOR THE CITY OF
FORT MEADE will hold a Public
Hearing in the City Commission
Room at City Hall on THURSDAY,
JULY 14, 2005 at 5:30 PM to con-
sider the following request:
Susan L. Chapman is request-
ing a special exception to add a
bedroom and bathroom in her ga-
rage to house an elderly disabled
relative.
Per Unified Land Development


Code, Article 3, Section 3.10.00,
Development Standards for Uses
Permitted by Special Exception,
Subsection 3.10.01, Item A states:
"Garage apartments constructed
or remodeled after the adoption of
this code must meet the following
city standards:
1. Minimum lot requirement:
2,000 SF in addition to lot require-
ment for principle building; and
2. Minimum floor area: 600 SF
This information is available for
public review in the Building De-
partment from 7:30 AM to 4:00
PM. Monday through Friday. All in-
terested property owners may ap-
pear at the Public Hearing to make
objections as they may have. No
objections being raised, it is pre-
sumed none exist.
June 30, July 7, 2005-2245


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR
POLK COUNTY, FLORIDA
PROBATE DIVISION
IN RE: ESTATE OF
PATRICIA BENTLEY,
Deceased.
File No.
05-CP-0906
DIVISION: Probate
NOTICE TO CREDITORS
(Summary Administration)
TO ALL PERSONS HAVING
CLAIMS OR DEMANDS AGAINST
THE ABOVE ESTATE
You are hereby notified that an
Order of Summary Administration
has been entered in the estate of
Patricia Bentley, deceased, File
Number 05-CP-0906; by the Cir-
cuit Court for Polk County, Florida,
Probate Division, the address. of
which is P. 0. Box 9000, Drawer
CC-4, Bartow, FL 33831; that the
decedent's date of death was De-
cember 13, 2004; that the total
value of the estate is $16,628.14
and that the names and addresses
of those to whom it has been as-
signed by such order are:
Leo F. Bentley
195 Mechanic Street
Watertown, NY 13601
ALL INTERESTED PERSONS ARE
NOTIFIED THAT:
All creditors of the estate of
the decedent and persons hav-
ing claims or demands against
the estate of the decedent
other than those for whom pro-
vision for payment was made in
the Order of Summary Admin-
istration must file their claims
with this court WITHIN THREE
(3) MONTHS AFTER THE DATE
OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF
THIS NOTICE.
ALL CLAIMS AND DEMANDS
NOT SO FILED WILL BE FOR-
EVER BARRED.
NOTWITHSTANDING THE
TIME PERIOD SET FORTH
ABOVE, ANY CLAIM FILED TWO
(2) OR MORE YEARS AFTER THE
DECEDENT'S DATE OF DEATH
IS BARRED.
THE DATE OF FIRST PUBLI-
CATION OF THIS NOTICE IS
June 30, 2005.
Persons Giving Notice:
Leo F. Bentley
195 Mechanic Street
Watertown, NY 13601
Attorney for Persons Giving No-
tice:
Jeffrey M. Lasman
Attorney
Florida Bar No. 0181420
Lasman Law Firm, P.A.
115 Providence Road
Brandon, Florida 33511
Telephone: (813) 681-7725
June 30, July 7, 2005-2244



IN THE CIRCUIT COURT
OF THE 10TE 10TH JUDICIAL
CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR
POLK COUNTY, FLORIDA
CIVIL DIVISION
HOME SERVICING CORPORA-
TION, AS SERVICE, IN THE
NAME OF"CITIBANK, N.A.", NOT
IN ITS INDIVIDUALLY CAPAC-
ITY, BUT AS TRUSTEE OF RAFC
TRUST 2001-1, FOR THE BENE-
FIT OF THE RAFC ASSET-
BACKED CERTIFICATES, SE-
RIES 2001-1,
Plaintiff, '
vs.
DONALD E. 'JONES; MAUREEN
LEVY JONES7'EQUICREDIT
CORPORATION OF AMERICA;
JOHN DOE; JANE DOE AS UN-
KNOWN TENANTS) IN POS-
SESSION OF THE SUBJECT
PROPERTY,
Defendants.
CASE NO.:
53 2004 CA 1390
NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE
SALE
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN
pursuant to a Motion and Order
Resetting Foreclosure Sale Date
dated the 2Qfthday of J.nhe, 2005,
and entered in Case No. 53 2004
CA 1390, of the Circuit Court of
the 10TH Judicial Circuit in and for
Polk County, Florida, wherein
HOME SERVICING CRPORPORA-
TION, AS SERVICE, IN THE
NAME OF "CITIBANK, N.A", N.A.", NOT
IN ITS INDIVIDUALLY CAPAC-
ITY, BUT AS TRUSTEE OF RAFC
TRUST 2001-1, FOR THE BENE-
FIT OF THE RAFC ASSET-
BACKED CERTIFICATES, SE-
RIES 2001-1 is the Plaintiff and
DONALD E. JONES; MAUREEN
LEVY JONES; EQUICREDIT
CORPORATION OF AMERICA;
JOHN DOE; JANE DOE AS UN-
KNOWN TENANTS) IN POS-
SESSION OF THE SUBJECT
PROPERTY are defendants. I will
sell to the highest and best bidder
for cash at the EAST END OF
THE EAST CORRIDOR, 1ST
FLOOR, POLK COUNTY COURT-
HOUSE, 255 N BROADWAY,
BARTOW, FLORIDA (ENTRY ON
CHURCH STREET), at the Polk
County Courthouse, in BARTOW,
Florida, at 9:00 a.m. on the 25th
day of July.200., the following de-
scribed property as set forth in
said Final Judgment, to wit:
LOT 13, COVINGTON COVE,
ACCORDING TO THE PLAT
THEREOF, AS RECORDED
IN PLAT BOOK 99, PAGE 26,
OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS
OF POLK COUNTY, FLOR-
IDA.
A/K/A: 106 COVINGTON
COVE SE, WINTER HAVEN,
FL 33880
All sales are to be held at the east
end of the east corridor, first floor,
of the Polk County Courthouse lo-
cated at 255 North Broadway Ave-
nue, Bartow, Florida. Please note
that the main entrance is located
on Church Street. No entry is pos-
sible from Broadway Avenue. In
the event any temporary change is
necessary, the Clerk will post a "
Notice of Change" at the sale toca-'
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 22nd day of June,
2005.
RICHARD M WEISS
Clerk Of The Circuit Court
By: /s/ Yvette Johnson
Deputy Clerk
(Seal)
July 7, 14, 2005-2276

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IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN
AND FOR POLK COUNTY,
FLORIDA
THE CIT GROUP/CONSUMER
FINANCE, INC.,
Plaintiff,
v.
THE UNKNOWN HEIRS, GRANT-
EES, DEVISEES, LIENORS,
TRUSTEES, AND CREDITORS
OF MARIE BOONE, DECEASED,
AND ALL CLAIMANTS, PER-
SONS OR PARTIES, NATURAL
OR CORPORATE, AND WHOSE
EXACT LEGAL STATUS IS UN-
KNOWN, CLAIMING BY,
THROUGH, UNDER OR
AGAINST MARIE BOONE, DE-
CEASED, OR ANY OF THE
HEREIN DESCRIBED DEFEN-
DANTS OR PARTIES OR CLAIM-
ING TO HAVE ANY RIGHT, TI-
TLE OR INTEREST IN AND TO
THE PROPERTY HEREIN DE-
SCRIBED; ROSANNA WILLIAMS;
,_ UNKNOWN SPOUSE
OF ROSANNA WILLIAMS; SAM-
UEL GODBOLT; and all unknown
parties claiming by, through, under
or against the herein named De-
fendants, who are not known to be
dead or alive, whether said un-
known parties claim as heirs, devi-
sees, grantees, assignees, lienors,
creditors, trustees, spouses, or
other claimants; TENANT #1
and/or TENANT #2, the parties in-
tended to account for the person
or persons in possession
Defendants.
CASE NO.
53-2005CA-001522-0000-SEC
11
NOTICE OF ACTION
TO:
THE UNKNOWN HEIRS,
GRANTEES, DEVISEES,
LIENORS, TRUSTEES, AND
CREDITORS OF MARIE
BOONE, DECEASED, AND
ALL CLAIMANTS, PERSONS
OR PARTIES, NATURAL OR
CORPORATE, AND WHOSE
EXACT LEGAL STATUS IS
UNKNOWN, CLAIMING BY,
THROUGH, UNDER OR
AGAINST MARIE BOONE,
DECEASED, OR ANY OF
THE HEREIN DESCRIBED
DEFENDANTS OR PARTIES
OR CLAIMING TO HAVE ANY
RIGHT, TITLE OR INTEREST
IN AND TO THE PROPERTY
HEREIN DESCRIBED and
SAMUEL GODBOLT, and all
unknown parties claiming by,
through, under or against the
herein- named Defendants,
who are not known to be dead
or alive, whether said un-
known parties claim as heirs,
devisees, grantees, assign-
ees, lienors, creditors, trus-
tees, spouses, or other claim-
ants
Current Residence of THE
UNKNOWN HEIRS, GRANT-
EES, DEVISEES, LIENORS,
TRUSTEES, AND CREDI-
TORS OF MARIE BOONE,
DECEASED, AND ALL
CLAIMANTS, PERSONS OR
PARTIES, NATURAL OR
CORPORATE, AND WHOSE
EXACT LEGAL STATUS IS
UNKNOWN, CLAIMING BY,
THROUGH, UNDER OR
AGAINST MARIE BOONE,
DECEASED, OR ANY OF
THE HEREIN DESCRIBED
DEFENDANTS OR PARTIES
OR CLAIMING TO HAVE ANY
RIGHT, TITLE OR INTEREST
IN AND TO THE PROPERTY
HEREIN DESCRIBED is Un-
known
YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an
action to foreclose a mortgage on
the following property in POLK
County, Florida, to-wit:
LOT 12, 13 & 14, IN
BLOCK NC", MCFAD-
DEN & JENKINS ADDI-
TION AS RENDERED IN
PLAT BOOK 34, PAGE
50, PUBLIC RECORDS
OF POLK COUNTY,
FLORIDA, BEING A
PART OF THE SW 1/4
OF THE SW 1/4 OF
THE SW 1/4 OF SEC-
TION 12, 'TOWNSHIP
31 SOUTH, RANGE 23".
EAST.
INCLUDING THEREON
THAT CERTAIN 2003
HMMT DOUBLE-WIDE
MOBILE HOME, VIN
NOS.
FLHMBC156448382A
AND
FLHMBC1 56448382B,
TITLE NOS.
0086638836 AND
0086638976.
Has been filed against you and
you are required to serve a copy
of your written defenses, if any, to
it on DOUGLAS C. ZAHM, PA,
Plaintiff's attorney, whose address
Is 18830 U.S. Highway 19 North,
Suite 300, Clearwater; Florida
33764, on or before Augus.
2005, or within thirty (30) days at -
ter the first publication of this No-
tice of Action, and file the original
with the Clerk of the Circuit Court
at 255 North Broadway, Bartow,
either before service on plaintiff's
attorney or immediately thereafter;
otherwise a default will be entered
against you for the relief de-
manded in the amended complaint
petition.
WITNESS my hand and the
seal of this Court on this Ist day of
July, 2005.
Richard M. Weiss
Clerk of the Circuit Court
By: /s/Shirley Deschamps
Deputy Clerk
(SEAL)
July 7, 14, 2005-2303




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IN THE CIRCUIT COURT
OF THE 10TH JUDICIAL
CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR ,
POLK COUNTY, FLORIDA
CIVIL DIVISION
CENDANT MORTGAGE CORPO-
RATION D/B/A CENTURY 21
MORTGAGE,
Plaintiff,
vs.
KENNETH E. GARNER;. UN-
KNOWN SPOUSE OF KENNETH
E. GARNER; JOHN DOE; JANE
DOE AS- UNKNOWN TENANTS)
IN POSSESSION OF THE SUB-
JECT PROPERTY,
Defendants.
CASE NO.:
53 04 CA 669
NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE
SALE
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN
pursuant to a Final Judgment of
Foreclosure dated the 2Z7I day of
June, 2005, and entered in Case
No. 53 04 CA 669, of the Circuit
Court of the 10TH Judicial Circuit
in and for Polk County, Florida,
wherein CENDANT MORTGAGE
CORPORATION D/B/A CEN-
TURY 21 MORTGAGE is the
Plaintiff and KENNETH E. GAR-
NER; UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF
KENNETH E. GARNER; JOHN
DOE; JANE DOE AS UNKNOWN
TENANTS) IN POSSESSION OF
THE SUBJECT PROPERTY are
defendants. I will sell to the high-
est and best bidder for cash at the
EAST END OF THE EAST COR-
RIDOR, 1ST FLOOR, POLK
COUNTY COURTHOUSE, 255 N
BROADWAY, BARTOW, FLOR-
IDA (ENTRY ON CHURCH
STREET), at the Polk County
Courthouse, in BARTOW, Florida,
at 9:00 a.m. on the 1st day of
August 2005 the following de-
scribed property as set forth in
said Final Judgment, to wit:
LOT 1, BLOCK D, GIBSON
PARK, AS PER PLAT
THEREOF, AS RECORDED
IN PLAT BOOK 40, PAGE 8,
OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS
OF POLK COUNTY, FLOR-
IDA.
All sales are to be held at the east
end of the east corridor, first floor,
of the Polk County Courthouse lo-
cated at 255 North Broadway Ave-
nue, Bartow, Florida. Please note
that the main entrance is located
on Church Street. No entry is pos-
sible from Broadway Avenue. In
the event any temporary change is
necessary, the Clerk will post a "
Notice of Change" at the sale loca-
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 Slthaday of June,
2005.
RICHARD M WEISS
Clerk Of The Circuit Court
By: /s/ Yvette Johnson
Deputy Clerk
(Seal)
July 7,14, 2005-2301




IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN
AND FOR POLK COUNTY,
FLORIDA
THE BANK OF NEW YORK, AS
TRUSTEE, PURSUANT TO THE
TERMS OF THAT CERTAIN
POOLING ND SERVICING
DATED AS OF AUGUST 1, 1999,
RELATED TO METROPOLITAN
ASSET FUNDING, INC., II,
MORTGAGE PASS-THROUGH
CERTIFICATES, SERIES 1999-B,
Plaintiff,
vs.
RODNEY W. HEINTZ; REBECCA
M. HEINTZ; CALFFREY D.
WILDER; FHB FUNDING N/K/A
EHOMECREDIT CORP.,
Defendants
CASE NO:
53-2002CA-002830-0000
SEC.: 7
NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE
SALE
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that
pursuant to a Final Judgment
of Foreclosure dated February
22, 2005, and entered in Case
No. 53-2002CA-002830-0000
SEC.: 7 of the Circuit Court of
the 10th Judicial Circuit in and
for Polk County, Florida wherein
THE BANK OF NEW YORK, AS
TRUSTEE, PURSUANT TO THE
TERMS OF THAT CERTAIN
POOLING ND SERVICING
DATED AS OF AUGUST 1, 1999,
RELATED TO METROPOLITAN
ASSET FUNDING, INC., II,
MORTGAGE PASS-THROUGH
CERTIFICATES, SERIES 1999-B
is Plaintiff and RODNEY W.
HEINTZ; REBECCA M. HEINTZ;
CALFFREY D. WILDER; FHB
FUNDING N/K/A EHOMECREDIT
CORP.; are the Defendants, I
will sell to the highest and best
bidder for cash on the first
floor of the Polk County Court-
house located at 255 N. Broad-
way Bartow, FL 33831 at 9:00
am on the ZZlm day of July,
2005, the following described
property Polk County, Florida:
Lot 143 of the unrecorded
plat of LAKEWOOD, de-
scribed as: Commence on
the South boundary of Sec-
tion 27, Township 28 South,
Range 26 East, Polk County,
Florida, 1695 feet West of
the Southeast corner of the
SW 1/4 of said Section (also
known as the South 1/4 Sec-
tion corner of said section),
and run North 170 feet to the
Point of Beginning; thence
run In a Northwesterly direc-
tion on the arc of a curve to


the right (central angle 79',
radius 60 feet), 82.73 feet to
a point of reverse curve;
thence run on the arc of a
curve to the left (Central an-
gle 11'46'59"m radius 605
feet), 124.42 feet to a point
on a curve; thence run North
67'13'01" East, 140 feet;
South 20'44'48" East 87.26
feet; South 24'54'17" West,
154.35 feet to the point of
beginning.
All sales are to be held at the east
end of the east corridor, first floor,
of the Polk County Courthouse lo-
cated at 255 North Broadway Ave-
nue, Bartow, Florida. Please note
that the main entrance is located
on Church Street. No entry is pos-
sible from Broadway Avenue. In
the event any temporary change is
necessary, the Clerk will post a "
Notice of Change" at the sale 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 servicess 711.
Dated this 24.T day of June,
2005.
CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT
By: /s/Tamika Joiner
DEPUTY CLERK
(SEAL)
July 7, 14, 2005-2281

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
10TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF
FLORIDA, IN AND FOR POLK
COUNTY
WACHOVIA BANK, N.A. F/K/A
FIRST UNKNOWN NATIONAL
BANK SUCCESSOR BY
MERGER WITH MERITOR SAV-
INGS, F.A.,
PLAINTIFF,
-vs-
RAYMOND A. BOBIER AND
CHERYL A. BOBIER, HIS WIFE;
HARTRIDGE POINTE CONDO-
MINIUM OWNERS ASSOCIA-
TION, INC.; UNKNOWN PARTIES
IN POSSESSION #1; UNKNOWN
PARTIES IN POSSESSION #2; IF
LIVING, AND ALL UNKNOWN
PARTIES CLAIMING BY,
THROUGH, UNDER AND
AGAINST THE ABOVE NAMED
DEFENDANTS) WHO ARE NOT
KNOWN TO BE DEAD OR ALIVE,
WHETHER SAID UNKNOWN
PARTIES MAY CLAIM AN INTER-
EST AS SPOUSES, HEIRS, DE-
VISEES, GRANTEES, OR
OTHER CLAIMANTS
DEFENDANTS.
CASE NO.: 05-CA-1207
Division: #11
NOTICE OF SALE
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN
pursuant to an Order of Final
Judgment of Foreclosure dated *
June 20, 2005, entered in Civil
Case No. 05-CA-1207 of the Cir-
cuit Court of the 10TH Judicial Cir-
cuit in and for POLK County, Flor-
ida, wherein WACHOVIA BANK,
N.A. F/K/A FIRST UNKNOWN
NATIONAL BANK SUCCESSOR
BY MERGER WITH MERITOR
SAVINGS, F.A., Plaintiff and RAY-
MOND A. BOBIER AND CHERYL
A. BOBIER, HIS WIFE are defen-
dant(s), I will sell to the highest
and best bidder for cash, AT THE
EAST END OF THE EAST COR-
RIDOR, FIRST FLOOR, POLK
COUNTY COURTHOUSE, 255
NORTH BROADWAY AVENUE,
BARTOW, FLORIDA, AT 9:00 AM,
MAIN ENTRANCE IS ON
CHURCH STREET, NO ENTRY
AVAILABLE ON BROADWAY
AVE. on August 19 2005 the fol-
lowing described property as set
forth in said Final Judgment, to-,
wit:
UNIT 17, HARTRIDGE
POINTE CONDOMINIUM, AC-
CORDING TO THE DECLARA-
TION OF CONDOMINIUM
THEREOF, AND ATTACHMENTS
AS RECORDED IN OFFICIAL RE-
CORDS BOOK 2204, PAGE 982,
PUBLIC RECORDS OF POLK
COUNTY, FLORIDA, TOGETHER
WITH ALL APPURTENANCES
ACCORDING TO SUCH DEDICA-
TION, AND ACCORDING FUR-
THER TO THE PLAT OF THE
CONDOMINIUM AS RECORDED
IN CONDOMINIUM BOOK 6,
PAGE 50, TOGETHER WITH A
THREE AND ONE THIRD INTER-
EST IN THE COMMON ELE-
MENTS APPURTENANT
THERETO.
All sales are to be held at the east
end of the east corridor, first floor,
of the Polk County Courthouse lo-
cated at 255 North Broadway Ave-
nue, Bartow, Florida. Please note
that the main entrance is located
on Church Street. No entry is pos-
sible from Broadway Avenue. In
the event any temporary change is
necessary, the Clerk will post a"
Notice of Change" at the sale loca-
tion directing the bidders to the
temporary sale location.
If you are a person with a dis-
ability who needs any accom-
modation in order to partici-

pate in this proceeding, you are
entitled, at no cost to you, to
the provision of certain assis-
tance. Please contact the Of-
fice of the Court Administrator,
(863) 534-4690, within two
(2) working days of your re-
ceipt of this notice; if you are
hearing or voice impaired, call
(TDD) (863) 534-7777, or
Florida Relay Service. 711.
DATED at BARTOW, Florida,
this 22nd day of June, 2005.
RICHARD M. WEISS
CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT
COURT
POLK County, Florida
By: /s/ Yvette Johnson
Deputy Clerk
(Seal)
July 7, 14, 2005-2275


July 7, 2005-2308


PUBLIC NOTICE
The Annual Report of the Mead
Family Foundation, Inc. for the
year ended December 31. 2004 is
now available at the address
noted below for inspection during
normal business hours by any citi-
zen who so requests within 180
days after publication of this No-
tice of its availability.
The Mead Family Foundation.
Inc.
198 1st Street South
Winter Haven, FL 33880
The Principal Manager is J.
Kelly Kennedy, Secretary
Telephone: 863/294-1114
July 7, 2005-2307


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR
POLK COUNTY, FLORIDA.
CIVIL DIVISION
MORTGAGE ELECTRONIC REGIS-
TRATION SYSTEMS, INC. AS
NOMINEE FOR FULL SPECTRUM
LENDING, INC., MIN NO.
1000157-0002841039-3,
Plaintiff,
vs.
THE UNKNOWN SPOUSES,
HEIRS, DEVISEES, GRANTEES,
CREDITORS AND ALL OTHER
PARTIES BY, THROUGH, UNDER
OR AGAINST THE ESTATES OF
HERMAN L. ERSKINE A/K/A
,HERMAN LEWIS ERSKINE, DE-
CEASED, et al,
Defendants.
CASE NO.
532005CA000417XXX
XXX
NOTICE OF SALE
PURSUANT TO CHAPTER 45
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN
pursuant to an Order or Summary
Final Judgment of foreclosure
dated June 22 2005 and entered
In Case No.
532005CA000417XXXXX
X of the Circuit Court of the Tenth
Judicial Circuit in and for Polk
County, Florida, wherein MORT-
GAGE ELECTRONIC REGISTRA-
TION SYSTEMS, INC. AS NOMI-
NEE FOR FULL SPECTRUM
LENDING, INC., MIN NO.
1000157-0002841039-3 is
Plaintiff and THE UNKNOWN
SPOUSES, HEIRS, DEVISEES,
GRANTEES, CREDITORS AND
ALL OTHER PARTIES BY,
THROUGH, UNDER OR AGAINST
THE ESTATES OF HERMAN L.
ERSKINE A/K/A HERMAN LEWIS
ERSKINE, DECEASED; HERMAN
L. ERSKINE, JR.; REA CHAR-
LENE ERSKINE A/K/A REA
CHARLENE MILLER; MARGIE K.
ERSKINE; POLK COUNTY; STATE
OF FLORIDA; UNKNOWN TEN-
ANT NO. 1; UNKNOWN TENANT
NO. 2; and ALL UNKNOWN PAR-
TIES CLAIMING INTERESTS BY,
THROUGH, UNDER OR
AGAINST A NAMED DEFEN-
DANT TO THIS ACTION, OR
HAVING OR CLAIMING TO HAVE
ANY RIGHT, TITLE OR INTER-
EST IN THE PROPERTY HEREIN
DESCRIBED, are Defendants, I
will sell to the highest and best
bidder for cash at the East end of
the East corridor, first floor, Polk
County Courthouse, 255 N. Broad-
way Avenue, Bartow, Florida at
Polk County, Florida, at 9:00 a.m.
on the 2ZlI day of July. 2005, the
following described property as set
forth in said Order or Final Judg-
ment, to wit:
LOT #17- BEGINNING
2,077.78 FEET WEST AND
707.14 FEET NORTH OF
THE SOUTHEAST CORNER
OF SECTION 31, TOWNSHIP
27 SOUTH, RANGE 28
EAST, POLK COUNTY, FLOR-
IDA, RUN THENCE NORTH
83 DEGREES 18' WEST 205
FEET, MORE OR LESS TO
THE SHORE OF LAKE MAR-
ION, THENCE RUN SOUTH-
WESTERLY ALONG THE
SHORE OF LAKE MARION,
THENCE RUN SOUTHWEST-
ERLY ALONG THE SHORE OF
LAKE MARION 75 FEET,
THENCE SOUTH 83 DE-
GREES 18' EAST 205 FEET,
MORE OR LESS,. THENCE
NORTH. 6 DEGREES .42'
EAST 75 .FEET TO THE
POINT OF BEGINNING.
All sales are to be held at the east
end of the east corridor, first floor,
of the Polk County Courthouse lo-
cated at 255 North Broadway Ave-
nue, Bartow, Florida. Please note
that the main entrance is located
on Church Street. No entry is pos-
sible from Broadway Avenue. In
the event any temporary change is
necessary, the Clerk will post a "
Notice of Change" at the sale lo-
cation directing the bidders to the
temporary sale location.
If you are a person with disabilities
who needs any accommodation in
order to participate in this pro-
ceeding, you are entitled at no
cost to you, to the provision of cer-
tain assistance., Please contact the
Office of the Court Administrator,
(863) 534-4690, within two (2)
working days of your receipt of this
notice; if you are hearing or voice
impaired, call TDD (863) 534-7777
or Florida Relay Services 711.
DATED at Bartow, Florida,
on June 24 2005.
RICHARD M. WEISS
As Clerk, Circuit Court
By: /s/ Tamika Joiner
As Deputy Clerk
(Seal)
July 7,14, 2005-2280


POLK COUNTY SHERIFF'S
OFFICE
BARTOW, FLORIDA
-NOTICE-
ITB#2005-011 HOBART FOOD
SERVICE EQUIPMENT
Notice is hereby given that the
Polk County Sheriff's Office will be
receiving sealed bids for the fol-
Iowing:
ITB#2005-011 HOBART
FOOD SERVICE EQUIP-
MENT
All Pertinent Information, Bid In-
structions, Bid Dates, Specifica-
tions, and Bid Forms can be ob-
tained by contacting the Polk
County Sheriff's Office Ashley
Provenza, Purchasing Agent, at
3705 U.S. Hwy 98 S, Unit #14,
Lakeland, Florida 33813, phone
(863)413-2882.
Bids are to be submitted no later
than 2:00 pm on July 25, 2005.
Bids received after this time will
not be considered.
Sheriff Grady Judd reserves the
right to accept or reject any and all
bids, to waive informalities in any
bid, and to accept the bid that is,
in his judgment, a responsible bid
in the best interest of the Polk
County Sheriff's Office.
RUSS WETHERINGTON, CPPB,
CPCM
Deputy Director, Central Services .
Bureau


Change" at the sale location di-
recting the bidders to the tempo-
rary sale location.
If you are a person with disabili-
ties who needs any accommoda-
tion in order to participate in this
proceeding, you are entitled at no
cost to you, to the provision of cer-
tain assistance. Please contact the
Office of the Court Administrator,
(863) 534-4690, within two (2)
working days of your receipt of this
notice; if you are hearing or voice
impaired, call TDD (863) 534-7777
or Florida Relay Services 711.
DATED on July 1, 2005.
RICHARD M. WEISS
Clerk of the Court
Polk County, Florida
/s/ Shirley Deschamps
Deputy Clerk
(SEAL)
July 7, 14, 2005-2283


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF
FLORIDA, IN AND FOR POLK
COUNTY
BANK ONE NATIONAL ASSO-
CIATION F/K/A THE FIRST NA-
TIONAL BANK OF CHICAGO AS
TRUSTEE FOR STRUCTURED
ASSET SECURITIES CORPORA-
TION, SERIES 1999-BC2,
Plaintiff
vs.
LILLIE M. MOBLEY, ET AL.,
Defendants.
CASE NO:
2003CA-4998
NOTICE OF SAL E
Notice is hereby given, pursu-
ant to an Order Rescheduling
Foreclosure Sale entered the
above entitled cause in the Circuit
Court of Polk County, Florida, I will
sell the property situated in Polk
County, Florida described as:
THE NORTH 86.0 FEET OF
THE SOUTH 860 FEET OF
THE WEST 1/2 OF THE EAST
1/2 OF THE NW 1/4 OF THE
SW 1/4 OF SECTION 10,
TOWNSHIP 28 SOUTH,
RANGE 24 EAST, POLK
COUNTY, FLORIDA, LESS
THE EAST 191.5 FEET
THEREOF, SUBJECT TO AN
EASEMENT FOR PUBLIC
UTILITIES ACROSS THE
WEST 7.5 FEET THEREOF.
at public sale, to the highest
and best bidder, for cash, in
the East Corridor, first floor,
Polk County Courthouse, 255
North Broadway, Bartow, Polk
County, Florida will be held at
9:00 o'clock, A.M., on July 21.
2005.
All sales are to be held at the east
end of the east corridor, first floor,
of the Polk County Courthouse lo-
cated at 255 North Broadway Ave-
nue, Bartow, Florida. Please note
that the main entrance is located
on Church Street. No entry is pos-
sible from Broadway Avenue. In
the event any temporary change is
necessary, the Clerk will post a "
Notice of Change" at the sale loca-
tion directing the bidders to the
temporary sale location.
If you are a person with a dis-
ability who needs any accom-
modation in order to partici-
pate in this proceeding, you are
entitled, at no cost to you, to
the provision of certain assis-
tance. Please contact the Of-
fice of the Court Administrator,
(863) 534-4690, within two
(2) working days of your re-
ceipt of this notice; if you are
hearing or voice impaired, call
(TDD) (863) 534-7777, or
Florida Relay Service 711,..
RICHARD M. WEISS
Clerk of the Circuit Court
By: /s/ Yvette Johnson
Deputy Clerk
(Court Seal)
July 7, 14, 2005-2272



IN THE 10TH CIRCUIT COURT
IN AND FOR POLK COUNTY,
FLORIDA
SUNTRUST BANK, as assignee
of, THE HUNTINGTON NA-
TIONAL BANK,
Plaintiff.
vs.
THE ESTATE OF SHARON
PIERCE a/k/a SHARON LEE
LANGE and any unknown party
who may claim as heir, devisee,
grantee, assignees, lienor, credi-
tor, trustee, or other claimant, by,
through, under or against THE ES-
TATE OF SHARON PIERCE a/k/a
SHARON LEE LANGE; POLK
COUNTY, a political subdivision of
the State of Florida Division of
Public Safety (Ambulance);
STATE OF FLORIDA; DANNY
LEE LANGE and* BARBARA
LANGE,
Defendants.
CASE NO.:
2004-CA-001467
NOTICE OF ACTION
TO: THE ESTATE OF
SHARON PIERCE a/k/a SHARON
LEE LANGE and any unknown
party who may claim as heir, devi-
see, grantee, assignees, lienor,
creditor, trustee, or other claimant,
by, through, under or against THE
ESTATE OF SHARON PIERCE
a/k/a SHARON LEE LANGE
Notice is hereby given to THE
ESTATE OF SHARON PIERCE
a/k/a SHARON LEE LANGE and
any unknown party who may claim
as heir, devise, grantee, assign-
ees, lienor, creditor, trustee, or
other claimant,;by, through, under
or against THE ESTATE OF
SHARON PIERCE a/k/a SHARON
LEE LANGE that an action to fore-
close a lien on the following prop-
erty in Polk County, Florida:
THE NORTH 178.33 FEET OF
THE SOUTH 356.70 FEET OF
LOTS 1 AND 2, BLOCK 5, LAKE-
LAND ACRES, according to the
map or plat thereof as recorded
In Plat Book 46, Page 29, Public
Records of Polk County, Flor-
ida.
has been filed against you and
you are required to serve a copy
of your written defenses, if any, to
it on ROGER A. KELLY, Esquire,
the Plaintiff's attorney, whose ad-
dress is 109 E. Church Street, 5th
Floor, P.O. Box 3146, Orlando,
Florida 32802-3146, on or before
August 08, 2005 and file the origi-
nal with the clerk of this court ei-
ther before service on the plain-
tiff's attorney or immediately there-
after; otherwise a default will be
entered against you for the relief
demanded in the complaint or peti-
tion.
All sales are to be held at the
east end of the east corridor, first
floor, of the Polk County Court-
house located at 255 North Broad-
way Avenue, Bartow, Florida.
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


Purpose: Regularly Scheduled
Meeting
Section 286.0105, Florida Stat-
utes, states that if a person de-
cides to appeal any decision made
by a board, agency, or commis-
sion with respect to any matter
considered at a meeting or hear-
ing, he will need a record of the
proceedings, and that, for such
purpose, he may need to endure
that verbatim record of the pro-
ceedings is made, which record in-
cludes the testimony and evidence
upon which the appeal is to be
based.
In accordance with the Americans
with Disabilities Act of 1990, per-
sons with disabilities needing as-
sistance to participate in any of
these proceedings should contact
Ms. Virginia L. Whittington at (407)
481-5672 x314, 48 hours in ad-
vance of the scheduled meeting.
July 7, 2005-2297


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN
AND FOR POLK COUNTY,
FLORIDA
MORTGAGE ELECTRONICS
REGISTRATION SYSTEMS, INC.,
AS NOMINEE FOR TAYLOR,
BEAN & WHITAKER MORTGAGE
CORP.,
Plaintiff
vs.
JOHN WILLIAM, ET AL.,
Defendants.
CASE NO:
2005CA-172
NOTICE OF SALE
Notice is hereby given, pursu-
ant to Final Judgment of Foreclo-
sure for Plaintiff entered in the
above entitled cause in the Circuit
Court of Polk County, Florida, I will
sell the property situated in Polk
County, Florida described as:
LOT 15, OAK HAMMOCK ES-
TATES PHASE ONE, AC-
CORDING TO THE PLAT
THEREOF RECORDED IN
PLAT BOOK 94, PAGE 8, OF
THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF
POLK COUNTY, FLORIDA.
TOGETHER WITH THAT
CERTAIN 1999 PEACHTREE
MOBILE HOME, I.D. NUM-
BERS PSHGA21553A &
PSHGA21553B, TITLE NUM-
BERS 0076129742 AND
0076129743; RP DECAL
NUMBERS 12021565 AND
12021563.
A/K/A 4656 Turner Road, Mul-
berry, Florida 33860
at public sale, to the highest
and best bidder, for cash, in
the East Corridor, first floor,
Polk County Courthouse, 255
North Broadway, Bartow, Polk
County, Florida will be held at
9:00 o'clock, A.M.; on July 22.
2005.
All sales are to be held at the east
end of the east corridor, first floor,
of the Polk County Courthouse lo-
cated at 255 North Broadway Ave-
nue, Bartow, Florida. Please note
that the main entrance Is located
on Church Street. No entry is pos-
sible from Broadway Avenue. In
the event any temporary change is
necessary, the Clerk will post a "
Notice of Change" at the sale loca-
tion directing the bidders to the
temporary sale location.
If you are a person with 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/ Yvette Johnson
Deputy Clerk
(Seal)
July 7. 14, 2005-2273



IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR
POLK COUNTY, FLORIDA
PROBATE DIVISION
IN RE: ESTATE OF
ROBERT LAVANSKI GARDNER
II, a minor,
Deceased. .
File No.1"
05CP-0810
DIVISION: A
NOTICE TO CREDITORS
The administration of the estate
of Robert Lavanski Gardner II, de-
ceased, File Number 05CP-0810,
is pending in the Circuit Court for
Hillsborough County, Florida, Pro-
bate Division, the address of
which is Post Office Box 1110,
Tampa, Florida 33601. The names
and addresses of the personal
representative and the personal
representative's attorney are set
forth below.
All creditors of the decedent
and other persons, having claims
or demands against decedent's
estate, including unmatured, con-
tingent or unliquidated claims, on
whom a copy of this notice has
been served, must file their claims
with this Court WITHIN THE
LATER OF THREE (3) MONTHS
AFTER THE DATE OF THE
FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS
NOTICE OR THIRTY (30) DAYS
AFTER THE DATE OF SERVICE
OF A COPY OF THIS NOTICE
ON THEM.
All other creditors of the dece-
dent and other persons having
claims or demands against the de-
cedent's estate, including unma-
tured, contingent or unliquidated
claims, must file their claims with
this court WITHIN THREE (3)
MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF
THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF
THIS NOTICE.
ALL CLAIMS NOT SO FILED
WILL BE FOREVER BARRED.
THE DATE OF FIRST PUBLI-
CATION OF THIS NOTICE IS:
July 7, 2005.
Personal Representative:
Robert Gardner
1416 Lewis Griffin Road
Lake Wales, Florida 33853
Attorney for Personal Representa-
tive:
Donald B. Linsky, Esquire
Donald B. Linsky & Associates,
P.A.
1509 B Sun City Center Plaza
Sun City Center, FL 33573
Florida Bar No. 265853
(813) 634-5566
July 7,14, 2005-2310




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Friday, July 8th, at 10:00 a.m.
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IN THE CIRCUIT COURT
OF THE 10TH JUDICIAL
CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR
POLK COUNTY, FLORIDA
CIVIL DIVISION
WELLS FARGO BANK, N.A., AS
TRUSTEE FOR OPTION ONE
MORTGAGE LOAN TRUST 2000-
B ASSET-BACKED 2000-B,
Plaintiff,
vs.
UNKNOWN HEIRS, BENEFICI-
ARIES, DEVISEES, ASSIGNEES,
LIENORS, CREDITORS, TRUS-
TEES AND ALL OTHERS WHO
MAY CLAIM AN INTEREST IN
THE ESTATE OF DORIS NOR-
RIS A/K/A DORIS D. NORRIS, ET
AL,
Defendants.
CASE NO.:
53-2005-CA-2180-0000-WH-
SEC 4
NOTICE OF ACTION
TO: UNKNOWN HEIRS, BENEFI-
CIARIES, DEVISEES, ASSIGN-
EES, LIENORS, CREDITORS,
TRUSTEES AND ALL OTHERS
WHO MAY CLAIM AN INTEREST
IN THE ESTATE OF DORIS
NORRIS A/K/A DORIS D. NOR-
RIS, DECEASED and UN-
KNOWN SPOUSE OF
DORIS NORRIS A/K/A
DORIS D. NORRIS
(Residence Unknown)
YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an
action for Foreclosure of Mortgage
on the following described prop-
erty:
COMMENCE AT THE SE
CORNER OF TRACT
31, IN THE SE 1/4 OF
SECTION 30, TOWN-
SHIP 29 SOUTH,
RANGE 28 EAST,
MAMMOTH GROVE
SUBDIVISION, AS
SHOWN BY MAP OR
PLAT THEREOF, RE-
CORDED IN THE. OF-
FICE OF THE CLERK
OF THE CIRCUIT
COURT IN AND FOR
POLK COUNTY, FLOR-
IDA, IN PLAT BOOK 4
PAGES 78 AND 79,
RUN THENCE NORTH
480.8 FEET, FOR THE
POINT OF BEGINNING,
RUN THENCE WEST
210.2 FEET, RUN
THENCE NORTH 60.8
FEET, RUN THENCE
EAST 210.3 FEET,
RUN THENCE SOUTH
60.8 FEET TO THE
POINT OF BEGINNING.
has been filed against you and
you are required to serve a copy
of your written defenses, if any,


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT
OF THE 10th JUDICIAL
CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR
POLK COUNTY, FLORIDA
GENERAL JURISDICTION
DIVISION
WELLS FARGO BANK, NA-
TIONAL ASSOCIATION, SUC-
CESSOR BY MERGER TO
WELLS FARGO HOME MORT-
GAGE, INC.,
PLAINTIFF
VS.
STEPHEN F. ROBITZSCH, IF
LIVING, AND IF DEAD, THE UN-
KNOWN SPOUSE, HEIRS, DEVI-
SEES, GRANTEES, ASSIGNEES,
LIENORS, CREDITORS, TRUS-
TEES AND ALL OTHER PARTIES
CLAIMING AN INTEREST BY,
THROUGH, UNDER OR
AGAINST STEPHEN F. RO-
BITZSCH; THERESA A. RO-
BITZSCH, IF LIVING, AND IF
DEAD, THE UNKNOWN
SPOUSE, HEIRS, DEVISEES,
GRANTEES, ASSIGNEES, LIEN-
ORS, CREDITORS, TRUSTEES
AND ALL OTHER PARTIES
CLAIMING AN INTEREST BY,
THROUGH, UNDER OR
AGAINST THERESA A. RO-
BITZSCH; BEVERLY RISE
PROPERTY OWNERS ASSOCIA-
TION, INC.; CORINTHIAN MORT-
GAGE CORPORATION, A DIS-
SOLVED MISSISSIPPI CORPO-
RATION; JOHN DOE AND JANE
DOE AS UNKNOWN TENANTS
IN POSSESSION
DEFENDANTS)
CASE NO:
63-2004CA-003941-SEC11
NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE
SALE
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN
pursuant to a Summary Final
Judgment of Foreclosure dated
June 202005 entered in Civil
Case No. 53-2004CA-003941-
SEC11 of the Circuit Court of the
10TH Judicial Circuit in and for
POLK County, BARTOW, Florida,
I will sell to the highest and best
bidder for cash at THE EAST
CORRIDOR ON THE FIRST
FLOOR at the POLK County
Courthouse located at 255 N
Broadway Ave. in Bartow, Florida,
at 9:00 a.m. on the 25th day of
July, 2005 the following described
property as set forth in said Sum-
mary Final Judgment, to-wit:
THE FOLLOWING DE-
SCRIBED LAND, SITU-
ATE, LYING AND BE-
ING IN THE COUNTY
OF POLK STATE OF
FLORIDA TO WIT:
LOT 131, BLOCK R,
BEVERLY RISE, AC-
CORDING TO THE MAP
OR PLAT THEREOF AS
RECORDED IN PLAT
BOOK 110, PAGES 28
AND 29, PUBLIC RE-
CORDS OF POLK
COUNTY, FLORIDA.
All sales are to be held at the
east end of the east corridor,
first floor, of the Polk County
Courthouse located at 255
North Broadway Avenue, 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 "7lotice of
Change" at the sale location
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 22ndday of June,
2005.
RICHARD M. WEISS
Clerk of the Circuit Court
By: /s/ Yvette Johnson
Deputy Clerk
(CIRCUIT COURT SEAL)
July 7. 14, 2005-2277


FLOOR, POLK COUNTY COURT-
HOUSE, 255 NORTH BROAD-
WAY AVENUE, BARTOW, FLOR-
IDA, AT 9:00 AM, MAIN EN-
TRANCE IS ON CHURCH
STREET, NO ENTRY AVAILABLE
ON BROADWAY AVE. on July22.
2005, the following described
property as set forth in said Final
Judgment, to-wit:
LOT 215, OF IMPERIAL
LAKES PHASE ONE, ACCORD-
ING TO THE PLAT THEREOF,
AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK
63, ON PAGES 43, 44 AND 45,
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


to It on Marshall C. Watson,
P.A., Attorney for Plaintiff,
whose address is 1800 NW
49TH STREET, SUITE 120, FT.
LAUDERDALE FL 33309 on or
before August 10 2005. a date
which Is within thirty (30) days
after the first publication of this
Notice in the POLK COUNTY
DEMOCRAT and file the original
with the Clerk of this Court either
before service on Plaintiff's at-
tomey or Immediately thereafter;
otherwise a default will be en-
tered against you for the relief
demanded in the complaint.
In accordance with the Ameri-
cans with Disabilities Act, per-
sons with disabilities needing a .
special accommodation to par-
ticipate in this proceeding
should contact the Clerk of the
Circuit Court at the Polk County
Courthouse, First Floor, 255
North Broadway, Bartow, FL
33830, Phone (863) 534-
4488 not later than seven days
prior to such proceeding.
WITNESS my hand and the
seal of this Court this 5th day of
July. 2005.
Richard M Weiss
As Clerk of the Court
By /s/ Teresa Nelson
As Deputy Clerk
(SEAL)
July 7, 14, 2005-2315

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF
POLK COUNTY, FLORIDA PRO-
BATE DIVISION
IN RE: ESTATE OF
WILLIAM HENRY HAWKINS,
JR.,
DECEASED.
FILE NUMBER
p5CP-1539
NOTICE TO CREDITORS AND
NOTICE OF ADMINISTRA-
TION
(Intestate)
The administration of the Estate
of WILLIAM HENRY HAWKINS,
JR., deceased, File Number
05CP-1539 is pending in the Cir-
cuit Court for Polk County, Florida,
Probate Division, the address of
which is Post Office Box 9000,
Drawer CC-4, Bartow, Florida
33831-9000. The names and ad-
dresses of the Personal Repre-
sentative and the Personal Repre-
sentative's attorney are set forth
below.
ALL INTERESTED PERSONS
ARE NOTIFIED THAT:
All interested persons on whom
a' copy of this Notice is served
must file any objections that chal-
lenge the qualifications of the per-
sonal representative, venue, or ju-
risdiction of this Court, by filing a
petition or other pleading request-
ing relief with this Court, in accor-
dance with the Florida Probate
Rules, WITHIN THREE MONTHS
AFTER THE DATE OF SERVICE
OF A COPY OF THIS NOTICE
ON THEM.
All creditors of the decedent
and other persons having claims
or demands against decedent's
.estate, including unmatured, con-
tingent or unliquidated claims, on
whom a copy of this Notice is
served must file their claims with
this Court WITHIN THE LATER
OF THREE MONTHS AFTER
THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUB-
LICATION OF THIS NOTICE OR
THIRTY DAYS AFTER THE DATE
OF SERVICE OF A COPY OF
THIS NOTICE ON THEM.
All other creditors of the dece-
dent and other persons having
claims or demands against the de-
cedent's estate, including unma-
tured, contingent or unliquidated
claims, must file their claims with
this court WITHIN THREE
MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF
THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF
THIS NOTICE.
ALL OBJECTIONS NOT SO
FILED WILL BE FOREVER
BARRED.
The date of the first publication
of this Notice is July 7, 2005.
Personal Representative:
William Henry Hawkins, III
21411 NW 209th Terrace
High Springs, FL 32643
Attorney for Personal Representa-
tive:
Donald H. Wilson, Jr., Esquire
Boswell & Dunlap, LLP
Post Office Drawer 30
Bartow, Florida 33831
(863) 533-7117
Florida Bar No. 222208
July 7,14, 2005-2311

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
10TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF
FLORIDA, IN AND FOR POLK
COUNTY
REPUBLIC BANK,
PLAINTIFF,,
-vs-
SCOTT H. CARLISLE AND JEN-
NIFER L. ZIEGLER A/K/A JENNI-
FER L. CARLISLE, HIS WIFE; JP
MORGAN CHASE BANK F/K/A
THE CHASE MANHATTAN BANK
AS INDENTURE TRUSTEE; UN-
KNOWN PARTIES IN POSSES-
SION #1; IF LIVING, AND ALL
UNKNOWN PARTIES CLAIMING
BY, THROUGH, UNDER AND
AGAINST THE ABOVE NAMED
DEFENDANTS) WHO ARE NOT
KNOWN TO BE DEAD OR ALIVE,
WHETHER SAID UNKNOWN
PARTIES MAY CLAIM AN INTER-
EST AS SPOUSES, HEIRS, DE-
VISEES, GRANTEES, OR
OTHER CLAIMANTS
DEFENDANTS.
CASE NO.: 2004CA692
Divisleion: #4
NOTICE OF SALE
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN
pursuant to an Order of Final
Judgment of Foreclosure dated
June 21, 2005, entered in Civil
Case No. 2004CA692 of the Cir-
cuit Court of the 10TH Judicial Cir-
cuit in and for POLK County, Flor-
ida, wherein REPUBLIC BANK,
Plaintiff and SCOTT H. CARLISLE
AND JENNIFER L. ZIEGLER
A/K/A JENNIFER L. CARLISLE,
HIS WIFE are defendantss, I will
sell to the highest and best bidder
for cash, AT THE EAST END OF
THE EAST CORRIDOR, FIRST


EIGHTEEN DOLLARS
($3,918.00) IN U.S.
CURRENCY. Said property
was seized at or near 921 E.
Parker Street #7, in Lakeland,
Polk County, Florida, on May
24, 2005. The law enforce-
ment agency holding the prop-
erty is the Lakeland Police De-
partment. A petition seeking
forfeiture of the property will
be filed in the Circuit Court for
Polk County, Florida.
CHARLES E. JACOBSON, III,
ESQ.
219 North Massachusetts Ave.
Lakeland, Florida 33801
(863) 834-6994
Florida Bar No. 181424
ATTORNEY FOR CITY OF LAKE-
LAND
July 7, 14, 2005-2306


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that the main entrance is located
on Church Street. No entry is pos-
sible from Broadway Avenue. In
the event any temporary change is
necessary, the Clerk will post a "
Notice of Change" at the sale loca-
tion directing the bidders to the
temporary sale location.
If you are a person with a dis-
ability who needs any accom-
modation in order to partici-
pate in this proceeding, you are
entitled, at no cost to you, to
the provision of certain assis-
tance. Please contact the Of-
fice of the Court Administrator,
(863) 534-4690, within two
(2) working days of your re-
ceipt of this notice; if you are
hearing or voice impaired, call
(TDD) (863) 534-7777, or
Florida Relay Service 711.
DATED at BARTOW, Florida,
this 27th day of June, 2005.
RICHARD M. WEISS
CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT
COURT
POLK County, Florida
By: /s/ Felicia Borders
Deputy Clerk
(Seal)
July 7, 14, 2005-2267

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT
OF THE 10TH JUDICIAL
CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR
POLK COUNTY, FLORIDA
CIVIL DIVISION
MORTGAGE ELECTRONIC REG-
ISTRATION SYSTEMS, INC. AS
NOMINEE FOR HOMECOMINGS
FINANCIAL NETWORK, INC.,
Plaintiff,
vs.
SARAH B. PASS, ET AL,
Defendants.
CASE NO.:
53-2005-CA-2007-SEC 11
NOTICE OF ACTION
TO: SARAH B. PASS
L/K/A 131 CAROLYN DRIVE,
LAKELAND, FL 33803
UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF SARAH
B. PASS
LUK/A 131 CAROLYN DRIVE,
LAKELAND, FL 33803
YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an
action for Foreclosure of Mortgage
on the following described prop-
erty:
LOT 45, BLOCK 1,
HIGHLAND HILLS, AC-
CORDING TO THE MAP
OR PLAT THEREOF,
RECORDED IN PLAT
BOOK 35, PAGE 27,
OF THE PUBLIC RE-
CORDS OF POLK
COUNTY, FLORIDA.
has been filed against you and
you are required to serve a copy
of your written defenses, if any,
to It on Marshall C. Watson,
P.A., Attorney for Plaintiff,
whose address is 1800 NW
49TH STREET, SUITE 120, FT.
LAUDERDALE FL 33309 on or
before August 10 2005 a date
which is within thirty (30) days
after the first publication of this
Notice in the POLK COUNTY
DEMOCRAT and file the original
with the Clerk of this Court either
before service on Plaintiff's attor-
ney or immediately thereafter;
otherwise a default will be en-
tered against you for the relief
demanded in the complaint.
In accordance with the Ameri-
cans with Disabilities Act, per-
sons with disabilities needing a
special accommodation to par-
ticipate in this proceeding
should contact the Clerk of the
Circuit Court at the Polk County
Courthouse, First Floor, 255
North Broadway, Bartow, FL
33830, Phone (863) 534-
4488 not later than seven days
prior to such proceeding.
WITNESS my hand and the
seal of this Court this 5th day of
July. 2005.
Richard M Weiss
As Clerk of the Court
By /s/ Teresa Nelson
As Deputy Clerk
(SEAL)
July 7, 14, 2005-2314

Public Auction Notice
Silver City Wrecker
Service Inc.
2140 S. Edgewood Dr.
Lakeland, FL 33803
(863) 669-085
Notice of foreclosure of lien
and intent to sell vehicle, Pur-
suant to section (5) of Florida
Statute 713.75. On the 31st
day of July, 2005 at 12:00
86 LINCOLN 4 DR
1LNBP96FOGY712049
57 CHEVROLET P/U
3B57B104828
01 TOYOTA 4DR.
JTDBT123810133992
92 FORD S/W
1FMDA31XONZA56420
89 OLDSMOBILE 4DR
1G3HY54C1KW386831
86 ACURA 4DR.
JH4KA2648GC007846
88 FORD 2DR
KNJBTO6KXJ6185162
88 PONTIAC 2DR
1G2FS21S4JL200870
92 FORD SAN/W
1FMDA11U4NZA68516
98 TOYOTA 4DR
4T1BG22KOWU314811
89 OLDSMOBILE 4DR
1G3AJ51W7K6348972
90CADILLAC4DR
1G6CB533GL4352722
94 PONTIAC 4DR
1G2NE5530RC780010
90 CADILLAC 4DR
1G6CD533GL4376335
89CHRYSLER4DR
1C3BC4638KD579697
July 7, 2005-2288

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








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IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
10TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF
FLORIDA, IN AND FOR POLK
COUNTY.
MORTGAGE ELECTRONIC REG-
ISTRATION SYSTEMS, INC.,
'PLAINTIFF,:
-VS-
-vs-
.. --SHELBYADKISON, ET AL.
,DEFENDANTS.
CASE NO.: 05-CA-2065
Dv vision : 4
NOTICE OF ACTION
FORECLOSURE
PROCEEDINGS-PROPERTY
TO: SHELBY ADKISON, WHOSE
RESIDENCE IS: 3523 VALLEY
'FARM. ROAD; LAKELAND, FL
33810 :-
SIf living, including any unknown
spouse of the said Defendants,
if either has remarried and if ei-
ther or both of said Defendants
are dead, their respective un-
known heirs, devisees, grant-
ees, assignees, creditors, lien-
ors, and trustees, and all other
persons claiming by, through,
under or against the named De-
fendant(s); and the aforemen-
tioned named Defendant(s) and
such of the aforementioned un-
known Defendants and such of
the aforementioned unknown
Defendants as may be infants,
incompetents or otherwise not
sui juris. I
-YOU ARE HEREBY NOTIFIED
that an action' has been com-
menced to foreclose a mortgage
on the following real property, ly-
ing and being and situated in
POLK County, Florida, more par-
ticularly described as follows:
LOT 14, LESS THE EAST 10
FEET THEREOF'IN LEISURE
ESTATES, ACCORDING TO
THE MAP OR PLAT
S' THEREOF RECORDED IN
PLAT.BOOK Y6, PAGE 17,
OF .THE PUBLIC RECORDS
OF POLK COUNTY, FLOR-
IDA. TOGETHER WITH A
MOBILE HOME PERMA-
NENTLY AFFIXED
THEREON. ,.YEAR: 1998; .
.'l.tJ FLHMBFP103042582A
'AND FLHMBFP103042582B.
'flore co'nrmonl, .known as
S'3523 V LLE'' FARM ROAD,
A/K/A 3525 VALLEY FARM
ROAD, LAKELAND, FL
S 338.10.
This -action'.has 'been filed
against you and you are re-
quired to serve a copy of your
-vriterin deferse,- if any, upon
.-. -_F'iP, & FISHMAN; Attorneys
for Plaintiff, "whose 'address is
Woodland 'Corporate Center,
S. 4505,. Woodland Corp. Blvd.,
.Suite 100, Tampa, FL 33614,
within thirty .(30) days after
the first publication of this no-
tice and file the original with
the Clerk of this Court either
before service qn Plaintiff's at-
torney br'immediately there af-
ter; otherwise a default will be
entered against yd'u for the re-
iif ierridrnded in the Complairit.
'ITNrES, rr,. rand .anrd ..al
o [r U CLOurt on : r le jl, ,.j. at
t11 'vou are a person wir, a ara3biiry
wro needs any accornriodaTonr, in
o'der to parl.cipaie rn ihis pro.
:wding you are entitled, at no
:'1 10 youl o Ihe pro irorn 01 cer-
t-"'h asistance Please coriaci the
SOffice, of..the. Court Administrator,
(863) 534-4488, within two (2)
.working days of your receipt of this
notice of hearing; if you are hear-
ing or voice impaired, call TDD
(86.3) 534-7777 or Florida Relay
Service'(800) 955-8770.
RICHARD M. WEISS
Circuit and County Courts
By: /s/ Teresa Nelson
Depur, CCieik
July 7 14- 200Q-2'13




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IN THE CIRCUIT COURT
OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL
CIRCUIT OF THE STATE
.OF FLORIDA, IN AND FOR
POLK COUNTY
CIVIL DIVISION
CENTEX HOME EQUITY COM-
PANY, LLC SUCCESSOR BY
MERGER TO, CENTEX CREDIT
CORPORATION, D/B/A CENTEX
HOME EQUITY CORPORATION,
Plaintiff,
vs.
ANTHONY T. TURNER; THE UN-
KNOWN SPOUSE OF ANTHONY
T. TURNER; MARIE P. LACEY
TURNER A/K/A MARIE L.
TURNER A/K/A MARIE LACEY,
IF LIVING, INCLUDING ANY UN-
KNOWN SPOUSE OF SAID DE-
FENDANT(S), IF REMARRIED,
AND IF DECEASED, THE RE-
SPECTIVE UNKNOWN HEIRS, DE-
VISEES, GRANTEES, ASSIGNEES,
CREDITORS, LIENORS, AND
TRUSTEES, AND ALL OTHER
PERSONS CLAIMING BY,
THROUGH, UNDER OR AGAINST
THE NAMED DEFENDANTSS;
CITIFINANCIAL EQUITY SERV-
ICES, INC.; WHETHER DIS-
SOLVED OR PRESENTLY EXIST-
ING, TOGETHER WITH ANY
GRANTEES, ASSIGNEES, CREDI-
TORS, LIENORS, OR TRUSTEES
OF SAID DEFENDANTS) AND
ALL OTHER PERSONS CLAIMING
BY, THROUGH, UNDER OR
AGAINST DEFENDANTSS; UN-
KNOWN TENANT #1; UN-
KNOWN TENANT #2,
Defendant(s).
CASE NO.
2005-CA-2224-SEC 08
NOTICE OF ACTION
TO: ,
ANTHONY T. TURNER; THE
UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF AN-
THONY T. TURNER, IF LIV-
ING, INCLUDING ANY UN-
KNOWN SPOUSE OF SAID
DEFENDANTSS, IF REMAR-
RIED, AND IF DECEASED,
THE RESPECTIVE UNKNOWN
HEIRS, DEVISEES, GRANT-
EES, ASSIGNEES, CREDI-
TORS, LIENORS, AND TRUS-
TEES, AND ALL OTHER PER-
SONS CLAIMING BY,
THROUGH, UNDER OR
AGAINST THE NAMED DE-
FENDANT(S)
Whose location are/is unknown.
YOU ARE HEREBY required to
file your answer or written de-
fenses, if any, in the above pro-
ceeding with the Clerk of this
Court, and to serve a copy thereof
upon the plaintiff's attorney, whose
name and address appears
hereon, on or before August 10,
2005 the nature of this proceeding
being a suit for foreclosure of
mortgage against the following de-
scribed property, to wit:
THE EASTERLY 1/2 OF LOT
1, BLOCK 8, TIER 9, HAS-
KELL, ACCORDING TO THE
PLAT THEREOF, AS RE-
CORDED IN PLAT BOOK 1,
PAGE 5A, OF THE PUBLIC
RECORDS .OF POLK
COUNTY, FLORIDA.
A/K/A 4019 SOUTHEAST
PALMETTO AVENUE, HIGH-
LAND CITY, FL 33846.
If you fail to file your answer or
written defenses in the above pro-
ceeding, on plaintiff's attorney, a
default will be entered against you
for the relief demanded in the.
Complaint or Petition.
If you are a person with disabilities
who needs any accommodation in
order to participate in this pro-
ceeding, you are entitled at no
cost to you, to the provision of
certain assistance. Please contact
the Office of the Court Administra-
tor, (863) 534-4690, within two (2)
working days of your receipt of this
notice; if you are hearing or voice
impaired,' call TDD (863) 534-7777
or Florida Relay Services 711.
Dated at Polk County this 5th
day of July, 2005.
RICHARD M. WEISS,
CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT
By /s/ Teresa Nelson
Deputy Clerk
(Seal)
July 7, 14; 2005-2312


NOTICE OF PUBLIC SALE .
OR AUCTION
Notice of public sale or auc-
tion of the contents of the fol-
lowing located at 2099 42nd
Street, .N.W., Winter Haven,
Florida 33881.
Sale date: July 22, 2005
Time: 10:00 a.m.
The unit numbers, name of
tenant, and general description
of the personal property con-
tainecd in the unit are as fol-
lows:
H-82 Morie McCray
SINGLE BED MATTRESS AND
BOX SPRING, DRESSER, CHAIR,
STEREO, BAKERS RACK, SEV-
ERAL BOX'S. HOUSEHOLD
GOODS
H-89 Mark Hartfield
ELECTRIC KEYBOARD, HOUSE-
HOLD GOODS, THROW RUGS
G-118 Patti Turner
3 BICYCLES, TV, COMPUTER,
BEDROOM SET, KITCHEN FURNI-
TURE, 2 CHANDELIERS, AS-
SORTED CLOTHES
G-106/107 Cardinal Health
FILE CABINETS, SLEDGE HAM-
MER, DESK, SHELVES, HAND
CART, HEALTH CARE SUPPLIES,;
COMPUTER SCREEN
SALES ARE BEING MADE TO
SATISFY LANDLORD LIEN.
Items may be viewed be-
tween .'9:00, AM and 5:30 PM
Monday through Friday, prior to
sale date.
For information contact: Man-
ley. Lawson, 2099 42nd Street,
N.W., Winter Haven, Florida
33881
Phone (863) 967-6869
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Complete tree service availa-,
ble. Licensed and Insured.
Free Estimates. Senior and
Military discounts. 863-370-
0221.

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Free estimates given.
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cleaning. Have bucket truck,
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863-285-9172.

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dirt, also leveling with a trac-
tor. Call 533-1852 leave mes-
sage if no answer.
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irrigation supplies, landscap-
ing, free estimates, delivery
available. 2835 SR 60 E Bar-
tow. (863)533-0624.


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APARTMENT FOR RENT
2 Bedroom, 2 bath. No pets. Call 533-3131.


FOR SALE
1 BEDROOM suite, black lac-
quer, headboard, armoire
dresser/mirror, 2 night stands
(like new) $450.00 OBO. Liv-
ing room set $75.00, 533-
3320.
1993 KAWASAKI Ninja 600.
Excellent condition $4,000.
OBO. 860-9544.

OAK ROLL-TOP Desk.
$500.00 Call 633-6502 or
521-0083.

OAK BEDROOM suite,
queen/full with high boy chest
of drawers, triple dresser with
double mirror. $750.00. Call
533-6502 or 521-0083.
1996 HITCH Hiker Discovery,
fifth wheel, 34-foot w/2 slides;
and new awning. $13,800.
352-799-5988.
2000 SILVER Civic EX
Coupe, automatic, 74,000
miles, great gas mileage,
$8,250. 863-533-6717. Key
less entry, moon roof, duel air
bags.
25 H. P. Evinrude outboard
motor, electric start, long
shaft, no controls. Runs good.
$800. OBO. 533-9548.
94 CHEVY Silverado, 129,000
miles, needs some work,
$7,000 OBO. 863-860-1163.
ANTIQUE UPHOLSTERED
Mahogany sewing rocker,
$75.00. call 533-8538.
BEDROOM SUITE, antique,
three-piece, mahogany, tall
chest of drawers, large dress-
er, double bed from 1920s
(mirror available). See at Phi-
lip's Antiques Annex Saturday
at Antique Fair, downtown
Bartow..
COMPUTER PACKARD Bell
Good condition. $250. 863-
804-0153.
DINNET GLASS table w/4
chairs. Brand new. Asking
$300. Please call if interested
@ 519-3486.
LIVING ROOM suit wood and
vinyl $75 G E electric stove
$70, gas stove $75., queen
bed, mattress, springs, head-
board, double dresser, $100.
All good condition. 533-6459.

USED WHIRLPOOL washer
and dryer $100. 863-534-
0153.


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25 W. Broadway
Ft. Meade 285-8625
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THE OAKS School has vari-
ous employment opportunities
available. Please call 533-
5539 or fax resume to 533-
9511.
BARTENDER. $5.50/HOUR
plus tips. Work nights and
weekends. Bowling Green
Country Club. Call Sheila from
10 a.m. to 5 p.m. 863-375-
9988. Evenings call 863-285-
7203.
ELECTRONIC, 2 years expe-
rience required. 698-6039.
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.
FULL TIME clerk, Bowling
Green Country Club, 245
Highway 17 North. Work
nights and weekends. Must
be 21. $7/hour start. Call
Sheila from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
863-375-9988. Evenings call
863-285-7203.
JRS
Geo Services
Drilling & Boring
Full time positions
available call 425-0275
LOCAL CITRUS company
needs truck driver for local
deliveries with Class A CDL
classification. Also full-time
mechanic for shop. 863-537-
1343.
MANAGER, MANAGER-
TRAINEE, clerk. Apply XYZ
Liquors, 295 US Highway 17
South, Bartow.

GARAGE SALE
8:00-? FRIDAY; 8-1 Saturday;
470 East Hooker St. Art work,
rugs, curios, antique oak table
with chairs, more.
COLLECTIBLES, FURNI-
TURE, miscellaneous. 1250
South McAdoo Ave., Bartow,
Saturday 8 a.m.
MOVING SALE July 8, 8 a.m.
1240 Lightsey Ave. inside.
Furniture, appliances, house-.
hold items, children's clothes,
toys, toddler bed.
MOVING SALE, Friday 8-12.
1660 Wallace, Bartow. Futon,
corner curio cabinet, bikes,
kayaks, outdoor swing, Little
Tykes play set, miscellane-
ous.
SATURDAY AND Sunday, 8
'til? 950 South Orange Ave.,
Bartow. Furniture, household
items, antiques, clothes,
teaching accessories, and
miscellaneous.
THURSDAY, FRIDAY, Satur-
day, 550 West Ethelene St., 8
a.m. 'til? Kitchen table, enter-
tainment center, beds, etc.
CHEAP. Moving back into
home after hurricane with all
new items.

MULTI-FAMILY GARAGE
sale 8-1 Friday and Saturday,
July 8-9. 2015 South Kissin-
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APARTMENT
FOR RENT
2 BEDROOMS, 2 bath and 3
bedroom, 2 bath. No pets..
533-3131.
BARTOW-795 E. Blvd- 3
Bedroom/ 2 Bath, $625.00
Month, $500.00 Deposit, 1
year lease. 863-603-7715.
CHARLTON COURT Apart-
ments. 1 and 2 bedroom
apartment homes, including
units specially designed for
handicapped or disabled
households. Rental rates
starting at affordable rate of
$325 plus utilities. Charlton
Court Apts. Call 863-285-
8380, TDD#800-955-8771.
Office Hours M-F, 9:00AM-
5:00PM. Equal Housing Op-
portunity.
COLONIAL SQUARE Apart-
ments. Remodeled 1 and 2
bedroom. Starting at $465.
Water, sewer, garbage includ-
ed. 533-4651.
EFFICIENCY APARTMENT
all utilities included, swimming
pool. 533-5553.

FORT MEADE, 713 Wana-
maker. Two bedrooms, CHA.
$550 security deposit, $550
per month. Call Sheila 285-
7203.
UNDER NEW
MANAGEMENT
COUNTRY LIVING
Single story homes. Like new
studios and 1 bedroom
starting at $379.
Bear Creek Apartments
863-534-3243 / 863-533-0180

HOUSE
FOR RENT
3 BEDROOM, 1 full bath, 2-
1/2 baths, close to downtown,
near schools, $800 per
month, 1 st., last $500 securi-
ty. 537-1681.

HIGHLAND City, South Lake-
land. 3 bedroom, 2 bath, car-
pet, central heat/air, living
room, dining room, with vault-
ed ceiling, den, kitchen in-
cludes refrigerator, stove dish-
washer, fenced yard, $875
month. Call Owner (863)644-
0756, leave message.

HOUSE
FOR SALE

3/2, 1 1/2 wooded acre. Many
upgrades. Near Greenleaf.
Owner/agent $228,500.00. 1-
407-402-4713.
LEASE TO own 3/2, C/B, new
carpet, stove, refrigerator.
$5,000 down, $650 per
month. Call 559-7035.

MOBILE HOME
FOR RENT
WHY RENT? Own 2B/2B,
CHA, in park, 'peaceful living,
no bank qualifying $2,000
down, $400/month. 863-559-
.7035.
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.
VEHICLE
FOR SALE
1987 FORD F-150 4 x 4,
$1,200 OBO. Call 533-8019.
1997 GOLD Mazda 626 XL,
leather interior, non smoker,
$2500. 533-1800.
1985 WHITE Lincoln Town
car, loos good, runs good.
Asking $800. 533-9449.
AUTO PARTS for Jeep 94
Wrangler hard top and full
doors. $1,000 OBO. Mark 1
407-873-8665.
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


BUZZ BUYS

Homes, apa-
ments,. vacant
land, any area,
condition, price.
Fast closings.
Call today
1-813-610-0764.


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


MARKETING / CUSTOMER
service rep., computer skills
required. Downtown Bartow.
Fax resume to 863-533-4049
or mail to PSC, P.O. Box
818, Bartow, 33831,
MECHANIC Bowling Green
Small Engine. Must have
tools and transportation. Call
863-375-4056.
NEEDED PART time caution
flaggers for local motor cross
track. Saturday and Sunday
from 8:30-4:15. Call 224-
0238.

PART TIME DELIVERY
STORE HELP
Hours-8:30 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

PRODUCTION EMPLOYEES:
We are looking for motivated
people who are willing and
able to work in a production
setting, This is physical work
and requires that you work
well with others. You must be
good with your hands, and be
able to use small hand and air
tools. Some fork truck opera-
tion may be required. applica-
tion are being accepted Mon-
day through Friday from 9
a.m. to 4 p.m. at 3130 Rey-
nolds Road in Lakeland.
THE OAKS School is taking
applications for Music teach-
er. Please call 533-5539 or
Fax resume to 533-9511.

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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
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The Polk County Democrat


July 7, 2005


Out of My Range by PawnWade


Orange


You Glad We're Having Carrots?


Carrots are delicious.
Orange and pretty, they add
life and color to a variety of meals.
And whether or not you believe
eating carrots improves eyesight,
eating them is certainly good for
you.
This week we celebrate the car-
rot in all its glory and in a variety
of dishes.
All* recipes come from
www.meals.com.

Garden Pitas
Cottage cheese adds a creamy
texture to the eggplant, tomato
and zucchini filling in these
healthy pita pockets. Walnuts and
spinach add texture and contrast-
ing crunch.
.1 eggplant,
2 carrots, peeled and cut into
matchsticks
1 tablespoon olive oil
1 tablespoon chopped fresh
basil
2 tomatoes, chopped
1 zucchini, sliced
2 ounces Ortega Diced Green
Chiles
4 ounces cottage cheese
1/4 cup walnuts
4 pita bread
1/4 pound spinach, rinsed and
stemmed
Wash eggplant and slice ends
off (do not peel). Cut into 1-inch
cubes. Place eggplant, carrots,
olive oil and basil in a microwave-
safe dish.
Cover and microwave on high
for 8 minutes or until eggplant is
tender.
Add tomatoes, zucchini and
chile peppers. Microwave on high
for 4 minutes.
Stir in cottage cheese and wal-
nuts. Slice pitas in half. Place
spinach leaves in each pita pock-
et. Fill with vegetable mixture to
serve.
Serves eight.


Curried Cream of Vegetable
Soup
The curry powder imparts a
classic taste of India to this soup.
Pair with warm, crusty rolls,
crisp green salad and a glass of
chilled nectar.
4 cups water
2 large carrots, peeled and
chopped
1/2 head cauliflower, chopped
1 medium potato, peeled and
chopped
1 small onion, chopped
5 Maggi Chicken Flavor
Bouillon Cubes
1-1/2 teaspoons curry powder
1/4 teaspoon ground white pep-
per
1/4 teaspoon Worcestershire
sauce
1 can (12 fluid ounces)
Carnation Evaporated Milk
2 tablespoons'finely chopped
chives (optional)
Combine water, carrots, cauli-
flower, potato, onion, bouillon,
curry powder, pepper and
Worcestershire sauce in stockpot;
bring to a boil. Reduce heat to


medium. Cook, stirring occasion-
ally, for 20 to 25 minutes or until
vegetables are tender.
Transfer mixture to blender or
food processor (in batches, if nec-
essary); cover. Blend until almost
smooth. Return to stockpot; stir
in evaporated milk. Cook over low
heat, stirring occasionally, for 10
to 12 minutes or until heated
through. Sprinkle with chives
before serving.
Serves four.


Autumn Chicken Pot Pie
Dough:
1 cup all purpose-flour
1 teaspoon ground ginger
1 teaspoon grated lemon zest
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/3 cup butter, softened
3 tablespoons cold water
Filling:
2 cups chopped cooked chicken
2 cups chicken broth
1 cup pearl onions, peeled and
steamed until tender
2 medium carrots, cut into
slices and steamed until tender
1 medium. Granny Smith
apples, cored and cut into chunks
1/4 cup dried cranberries
2 tablespoons butter
1/4 cup all-purpose flour
2 tablespoons lemon juice
1 tablespoon minced fresh gin-
gerroot
1/2 teaspoon freshly ground
black pepper
1/8 teaspoon salt
In large bowl combine flour,
ginger, lemon zest and salt.
With a pastry blender or 2
knives, cut in 1/3 cup butter until
mixture resembles coarse crumbs.
Sprinkle 3 tablespoons of water
over the mixture and toss with
fork.
The dough should be just bare-
ly moistened, enough to hold
together when formed into a ball.


Add more water if needed. Form
the dough into a flat disk and
wrap in plastic. Refrigerate while
making the filling.
Preheat oven to 450 degrees.
Drop pearl onions into boiling
water for 30 seconds; drain, peel.
Steam pearl onions and carrots
until tender.
In large saucepan over medi-
um heat, melt 2 tablespoons but-
ter. Whisk in flour and ginger"
until smooth. Reduce heat to low


and gradually whisk in chicken
broth. Stir in pearl onions, car-
rots, apples, cranberries, lemon
juice and chicken. Let simmer for
5 minutes, stirring regularly.
Season with salt and pepper.
Spoon filling into deep, 10-inch
ceramic or glass pie dish.
On a lightly floured surface,
roll dough out to a circle, about 12
inches in diameter. Lay the dough
over the top of pie dish. Trim and
crimp edges. Use a small knife to
cut several slits in the center of
pie. (Alternatively, make decora-
tive cuts in pie crust before set-
ting it on top of pie.)
Set the pie on a baking sheet
and place in oven on middle rack.
Bake for 15 minutes. Reduce heat
to 400 degrees and continue bak-
ing for additional 20 minutes,
until pie bubbles around edges
and top is nicely browned. Serve
while piping hot.
Serves four.


Garden Fresh Pilaf
2-3/4 cups water
2 tablespoons butter
2 teaspoons instant; chicken
bouillon granules
1 teaspoon finely chopped fresh
garlic
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/8 teaspoon pepper
1-1/4 cups uncooked long-grain
rice
1/2 cup finely chopped carrots


1/2 cup slivered almonds,
toasted
1/4 cup chopped fresh parsley
2 tablespoons, sliced green
onions
Bring water, butter, chicken
bouillon, garlic and pepper to full
boil in 2-quart saucepan (5 to 7
minutes).
Add rice and carrots; return to
full boil (3 to 4 minutes). Reduce
heat to low; cook until rice is ten-
der (25 to 30 minutes). Stir in all
remaining ingredients.
Serves eight.


Couscous Salad With Dried
Cherries
This Middle Eastern favorite
aakes a taste-tempting salad.
1 cup water or chicken broth
3/4 cup quick-cooking cous-
ous, uncooked
1/2 cup dried tart cherries
1/2 cup coarsely chopped car-
ots
1/2 cup chopped unpeeled
:ucumber
1/4 cup sliced green onions
1/4 cup toasted pine nuts or
;livered almonds (optional)
3 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
2 tablespoons olive oil
1 tablespoon Dijon-style mus-
;ard
Bring water or broth to a boil
in a medium saucepan; stir in
couscous. Remove from heat; let
stand, covered, 5 minutes. Fluff
with a fork. Uncover; let cool 10
minutes.
Put cooked couscous, dried
cherries, carrots, cucumber, green
onions and pine nuts in a large
bowl; mix well. Combine vinegar,
olive oil and mustard in a small
container; mix well. Pour over
couscous mixture; stir to coat all
ingredients. Season with salt and
pepper, if desired. Serve chilled or
at room temperature.
Serves six.


Mashed Potatoes with
Carrots and Onions
Old-fashioned mashed pota-
toes, carrot-speckled and flavored
with sweet onions, would be great
served with a pot roast.
4 potatoes, peeled and diced
4 carrots, peeled and sliced
1 onion, peeled and diced
1/4 cup butter, cut into small
chunks
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon ground black pep-
per
1/2 cup 2 percent milk
1 tablespoon chopped fresh
parsley
Place potatoes, carrots and
onion in a large saucepan; cover
with water and bring to a boil;
simmering for about 20 minutes
or until tender.
Drain and mash vegetables
until smooth; add butter, salt and
pepper. Blend together until but-
ter melts; add milk and stir.
Blend until smooth and sprinkle
with parsley before serving.
Serves four.


Carrots and Parsnips with
California Pistachio Butter
2 cups julienned carrots
1 cup julienned parsnips
1/4 cup butter, softened
2 tablespoons chopped shelled
pistachios
1 teaspoon lemon peel
1 teaspoon lemon juice
1 teaspoon honey
Carrots and Parsnips: Steam
carrots and parsnips 7 to 8 min-
utes or until tender.
California Pistachio Butter:
Combine butter, pistachios, lemon
peel, lemon juice and honey.
Makes 1/3 cup.
Add 3 tablespoons butter to
steamed vegetables. Garnish with
pistachios, if desired.
Variations: Other vegetables,
steamed, can be substituted.
Zucchini, green beans, asparagus
and broccoli are a few sugges-
tions.
Serves six.


Sizzling Szechwan Noodles
1 lb. Chinese thin egg noodles
2/3 cup chicken broth
1/2 cup Maggi Taste of Asia
Sweet Chili Sauce
1/4 cup hot bean sauce (or 2 to
3 tablespoons black bean sauce
w/garlic)
3 tablespoons Maggi Seasoning
Sauce (divided)
2 teaspoons sesame oil


(or 1/2 to 3/4 teaspoon ground
black pepper)


1/2 cup diced carrots
1 cup diced red bell pepper


lunch.
1 lb. fresh tomatoes


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Glazea Carrots with Garlic and Lemon


2 tablespoons vegetable oil
1 cup fresh bean sprouts
1/2 cup carrots (thinly sliced on
diagonal)
1/2 cup radishes, (cut into thin
matchstick-size strips)
Cook noodles according to
package directions; set aside.
Combine chicken broth, Maggi
Sweet Chili Sauce, hot bean
sauce, 2 tablespoons Maggi
Seasoning Sauce, sesame oil and
Szechwan peppercorns in a large
bowl; set aside.
Heat oil in wok or large, deep
skillet over medium-high heat.
Add noodles, bean sprouts, car-
rots and chili sauce mixture.
Bring to a boil, stirring constant-
ly.
Stir remaining Maggi
Seasoning Sauce into noodles.
Place on serving plate and sprin-
kle with radishes.
Serves four.


Shrimp And Vegetables In
Lettuce Cups
1 pound medium-size cooked
shrimp ,
2 tablespoons Maggi Seasoning
Sauce
1 tablespoon Maggi Taste of
Asia Sweet Chili Sauce
1 tablespoon peeled, finely
chopped fresh ginger root
1 tablespoon rice wine (or
white cooking wine)
1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
2 heads iceberg lettuce
3 tablespoons canola oil
1/2 cup diced red onion
1/2 cup leeks, white part only
(finely chopped)


2 tablespoons Maggi Taste of
Asia Cooking Soy Sauce
1 tablespoon rice vinegar
1 pinch Salt and ground black
pepper (or to taste)
1/2 cup nuts, (toasted)
2 green onions, finely chopped
(green and white parts)
1 teaspoon sesame oil
Combine shrimp, Seasoning
Sauce, Sweet Chili Sauce, ginger,
rice wine and lemon juice in medi-
um bowl. Marinate for 2 hours in
refrigerator.
Cut out lettuce cores and sepa-
rate leaves. Cut leaves into 4-inch
squares to make "cups." Arrange
cups on large serving plate.
Coat a large nonstick skillet
with canola oil; heat over medi-
um-high heat. Add red onion and
leeks; stir-fry for about 30 seconds
or until fragrant. Add carrot; stir-
fry for 1 minute. Add red bell pep-
per, soy sauce and rice vinegar;'
stir-fry for 30 seconds. Mix in
shrimp and marinade. Stir-fry for
about 1 minute or until shrimp
are heated through. Season with
salt and pepper. Remove from
heat.
Stir in nuts, green onions and
sesame oil. To serve, spoon about
2-1/2 tablespoons of shrimp mix-
ture into one lettuce leaf cup,
wrap, and eat by hand. Repeat
with remaining shrimp mixture.
Serves four.


Tomato Basil Soup
Consider making a double
batch for the freezer or for pop-
ping into the microwave the next
day for a perfect low-calorie light


1/2 cup carrots, washed and
chopped
1/2 cup leeks, washed and
chopped (can substitute onions)
1/2 cup shallots, chopped
1/2 teaspoon garlic, chopped
1/4 cup olive oil
1 sprig fresh thyme
2 bay leaves
1/4 cup tomato paste
-.8 cups chicken stock; low sodi-
um, not fat
5 tablespoons fresh basil,
chopped
Heat olive oil in a 4 qt. sauce
-pan.
Add tomatoes, leeks, carrots,
shallots and garlic; saut6 for 1-2
minutes
Add fresh thyme, bay leaves,
tomato paste and chicken stock.
Simmer on low heat for 20-25
minutes.
Remove thyme and bay lepves..
Puree mixture in blender or
food processor.
Reheat soup. "'
Serve with freshly chopped
basil in each bowl. .,,
Serve with toasted fresh bread
rubbed with fresh garlic. '
Serves four.


Chilled Three Cheese
Tortellipi Toss
Balsamic vinegar and olive oil
salad dressing pairs perfectly
with al dente three cheese
tortellini for a true taste of Italy.,
A slice of warm bread and cool.
Perrier sparkling water make'
this meal a keeper.


(See Page 3B Col. 4)


Roasted Vegetables With Fresh Lemon and Mustard Viniaigrette


1 teaspoon Szechwan pepper-
corns, dried, roasted and ground


1OB


Curried Cream of Vegetable Soup


Srizzling Szechwan Noodles