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THURSDAY
July 21, 2005
Copyright 2005 Frisbie Publishing Co., Inc.


Oaks School Closes;


Will File Bankruptcy


By S. L. FRISBIE, IV
Publisher

The Oaks School, Bartow's old-
est private school, announced on
Tuesday that it will close and
declare bankruptcy.
Oaks traces its lineage back
more than 50 years ago as a
kindergarten, and expanded with
classes from pre-kindergarten for
three-year-olds through fifth
grade.
Last year, the school added a
sixth and seventh grade middle
school, created as a charter school
and funded by the Polk County
school board. It had planned to
add eighth grade this year.
But a few hours after The Oaks
School board decided to close, the
charter middle school Oaks
Middle Academy also decided
to shut its doors, effective July 31.
On advice of their attorney,
The Oaks School's board of direc-
tors voted on Tuesday to file for
Chapter 7 bankruptcy to protect
what assets the school has, Linda
Holcomb, vice-president of The
Oaks School, Inc., said.
"Private schools get their rev-
enues from tuition paid by par-
ents and from a few fund raisers.
We don't have any wealthy bene-
factors," she said.
Magnet schools and charter
schools, both of which are paid for
by the school board, have


siphoned off many of the students
who previously attended Oaks
and other traditional private
schools, Mrs. Holcomb said.
Both magnet schools, which
are operated by the school board,
and charter schools, which are
operated under contract with the
school board, offer some of the
flexibility previously found most-
ly in private schools.
Some Withdrew
After Hurricanes

After last year's three hurri-
canes, a number of parents with-
drew their children from Oaks,
apparently because of financial
pressures, Mrs. Holcomb said.
The school's board of directors
has met several times in recent
days "when we saw that enroll-
ment was not where it needed to
be," she said.
In a bankruptcy proceeding,
cash in the bank and proceeds
from sale of other assets, primari-
ly books and school furnishings
and equipment, will be used to
pay creditors mostly parents
who have prepaid tuition for the
coming school year under a
plan to be approved by the bank-
ruptcy court.
The school, which traces its
roots to a private kindergarten in
a small building behind a house
on Wilson Avenue, expanded and
moved into the Oaks Arcade, a


suite of ground floor offices in the
Oaks Hotel. It was that location
that gave the school its name.
The old hotel building was
razed years ago, and the site is
now the city's Oaks Parking Lot.
When the school outgrew the
Oaks Arcade location, it leased
the old civic center at 455 North
Wilson Ave. from the city of
Bartow.
Last year, the youngest chil-
dren were moved to classrooms
rented from Holy Trinity
Episcopal Church to make room
for the middle school in the old
civic center.
Oaks Educated Top
Scholars, Congressmen

"Oaks has been a long-stand-
ing tradition in Bartow with an
excellent reputation. It has edu-
cated a number of future valedic-
torians and salutatorians," Mrs.
Holcomb said.
Among Oaks graduates are
two members of Florida's delega-
tion to the United States House
of Representatives, Adam
Putnam and Katherine Harris.
"As much as we hate to see the
tradition end, we had to recog-
nize that its time had come, and
not put the school further into
debt," Mrs. Holcomb said.
"We had hoped to go out with
the style and grace with which
the school started. We didn't


want to start the school year and
then have to close."
A letter mailed to parents of
Oaks students on Tuesday reads:
"After the most diligent of
attempts and exploration of alter-
native options, it is with the
gravest of disappointment that


we must inform you that the Oaks
School will be unable to open for
the 2005-06 school year. Due to
unforeseen and unanticipated
events, the school will cease all
operations effective Thursday,
July 21, 2005, and we will file a
Chapter 7 bankruptcy petition in


the near future.
"While we are apologetic for
the lateness of this letter, it was
not until this week that all
venues for continuing to serve
you, our students and faculty,
were exhausted.
"We are currently in the


process of reproducing school
records and would appreciate
your patience with us. To that
end, the school office will be set
up for that purpose on


(See Page 8A Col. 4)


City Budget Changes



Will Prevent Layoffs


The spectre of 20 City of
Bartow employees being laid off
to resolve a million-dollar imbal-
ance in the 2005-06 budget is
over.
City Mgr. Joseph J. DeLegge
told the city commission Monday
night that the shortfall can be
made up by taking nearly
$500,000 that's supposed to be
allocated to capital improvements
and applying it to salaries, and
achieving more than $600,000
through cost cutting and higher
fees.
Commissioners praised him for
avoiding layoffs, and authorized a
one-year departure from their
commitment to use the proceeds
from a one-mill property tax
increase to pay for new construc-
tion.
When DeLegge presented the
budget to the commission on July
5, he said it was out of balance by
$1,018,500. The only apparent
solution, he said, was to cut 20
employees from the payroll by
Oct. 1.
DeLegge asked department
heads to take- another look at
their budgets to see where cuts
could be made. The result:
The city will take $486,067
from a one-mill tax increase that
was pledged to new construction


and use it for personnel expenses.
Commissioner Pat Huff said he
would go along with that for one'
year, but wanted to be sure that
the pledge to the capital improve-
ments fund was restored next
year.
The police department will
not fill the equivalent of four-and-
three-quarters full-time positions
that are presently vacant or will
become vacant through a retire-
ment and a resignation. That will
save $241,135. DeLegge said the
police department will be reorga-
nized so that the same number of
officers will remain on patrol in
spite of the personnel cuts.
A revision in the employees'
health insurance plan will be
made to avoid a $115,045 increase
in the city's premiums in the com-
ing year.
Other cuts in expenses and
increases in fees will save
amounts ranging from $6,000 by
closing the Bartow Civic Center
swimming pool at the end of the
Summer, to $50,208 by reorganiz-
ing staff at the Bartow Public
Library.
Among other changes outlined
by DeLegge:
The fee for restoring electric
service that has been cut off for
non-payment will be doubled,


from $20 to $40, and customers
who pay for reinstatement after 3
p.m. won't be restored until the
next day.
Planning and zoning fees
will be increased by 50 percent.
Fees at the Polk Street
Community Center weight room
will be increased by 20 percent.
The changes will produce a
budget surplus of $139,456,
which will be put in the city's con-
tingency fund for expenditure at
the discretion of the city commis-
sion.
"It's going to get tweaked some
more," DeLegge said of the bud-
get. "It's a fix for next year. The
challenge is for the employees to
get involved."
He said he will meet with
employees periodically "to explain
to them why we are doing things."
Other, smaller changes not on
the list of cuts may be implement-
ed, he said.
Groups using the Spence Room
at the Bartow Civic Center may
be required to pay $10 an hour for
the services of a security guard
who remains at the building to
lock up the room.
When a report of a dead ani-
mal by the side of the road is

(See Page 8A Col. 4)


THE OAKS SCHOOL is closing after 50 plus years of educating offered classes from pre-kindergarten through seventh grade.
children in Barts w. Housed in a fieldstone building constructed by the Enrollment was not sufficie'ifto keep the school open for the coming
Civil Works Admirmstrat ion in the Depression of the 1930s, the school year. (Staff photos by Peggy Kehoe)


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A WHITE MAP of the United States proclaims CWA on the side of
The Oaks School. Civil Works Administration was a Depression-era
agency that put Americans to work in the 1930s. City Manager Joe
DeLegge has proposed renovating the building as a city hall annex.


Old Civic Center Will

Be City Hall Annex


With the closing of The Oaks
School, Bartow's old civic center
building will be converted into a
city hall annex, City Mgr. Joseph
J. DeLegge told the city commis-
sion Wednesday night.
That will eliminate the need
for a planned addition on the
south side of the existing city
hall, he said.
The old civic center is across
the street from city hall.
The two-story building, built of
fieldstone as a federal public
works program during the Great
Depression, already was sched-
uled for re-roofing.
For several decades, the build-
ing has been leased to The Oaks
School. Directors of the school


voted Tuesday to close the school
and file Chapter 7 bankruptcy
proceedings in the face of declin-
ing enrollment. Later in the day,
directors of the Oaks Middle
Academy, a charter school operat-
ed under contract with the school
board, also voted to close.
The building has a large main
floor, and a second floor on the
front. It also has a rarity for cen-
tral Florida: a basement, which
used to house locker rooms for the
swimming pool. The pool, never
used after the new civic center
was built, was plowed under sev-
eral years ago.
DeLegge said he will seek his-
toric preservation funds to
restore the building.


Consultant, Fire Chief Disagree On Water



Flow During June Fire on Main Street


By S. L. FRISBIE, IV
Publisher

A water works consultant and
Bartow's fire chief have totally
different views of how the city's
water system functioned during
the fire that destroyed two build-
ings in the heart of downtown
Bartow on June 6.
Two city department heads
told the city commission that the
water system performed accord-
ing to standards.
City Mgr. Joseph J. DeLegge
called it "defensive posturing" by
the three department heads.
The consultant, Harold
Bridges of Jones, Edmund and
Associates, Inc., told Bartow city
commissioners on Monday that
computer models show there was
enough water supply in down-
town Bartow on June 6 to supply
3,000 gallons per minute to fight
the fire that destroyed the old
Tate-Phillips Hardware and Ritz
Theater buildings.
Fire Chief Jay Robinson told
the commission that the three
trucks pumping water from
downtown hydrants were able to


pump only about half that vol-
ume.
Each of the three trucks
pumped only 500 to 550 gallons
per minute, he said.
At one point, only one truck
was in service and was drawing
water from two hydrants, and
the maximum flow. through that
truck was 1,125 gallons per
minute, Robinson told the com-
mission.

Couldn't Get
3,000 Gallons Per Minute

"We were not able to get 3,000
gallons per minute to the fire," he
said.
He estimated that firefighters
used 600,000 gallons of water
during the six hours or so that
they were fighting the fire.
Ronald Johnson, director of the
water department, estimated
510,000 gallons.
Bridges said the computer
models showed that Bartow's
system was capable of meeting
water industry standard of 3,000
gallons per minute for firefight-
ing in addition to the 2,300 gal-


Ions per minute needed to meet
the needs of the city's customers.
"The system meets .required
design conditions," he said.
Johnson said he had two "high
service" pumps in constant oper-
ation, and a third one in inter-
mittent service, to keep water
pressure at 80 pounds per square
inch, which he said is probably
the highest pressure that the
older water lines can handle.
"The fire flow is adequate," he
added.
"I have no idea why fire hoses
collapsed."
"Something is restricting the
water from getting downtown,"
suggested Commissioner Brian
Hinton, whose business, Bartow
Consulting Group, was located in
the old theater building.
In the days after the fire, city
workers tested the hydrants.

'No Problems'
Seen in Hydrants

Public Works Dir. Bill Pickard
said: "I saw no problems in the
flow test; we were getting 1,200
to 1,500 gallons per minute per


hydrant."
He said that hydrants are
inspected and tested about once
every two years. Bridges said
annual inspections should be
made, and that twice-a-year
inspections would be even better.
"Everything takes time and
money," he observed.
Commissioner Pat Huff asked
if the problem could have been
solved if each truck had pumped
less water.
"Yes, that and connecting to
more hydrants," Bridges replied.
As the hour-long discussion
drew to a close, Mayor Leo
Longworth asked the city manag-
er: "Joe, how can you help us?"
"I can't," DeLegge replied.
"I will get the staff together.
There's some defensive posturing
going on."
Bridges told the commission
that before the fire broke out at
about 7 o'clock in the morning,
the water plant was pumping
2,300 gallons per minute (GPM),
the volume required to meet the
typical need.
The three major trucks that
responded to the fire were a


2,000 GPM pumper from the
Bartow fire department, a 1,500
GPM pumper from the Polk
County fire department, and a
1,250 GPM pumper from the
Winter Haven fire department.
That represents a pumping
capacity of 4,750 GPM, a demand
that Bridges said the city's sys-
tem cannot meet.
The ISO (Insurance Services
Office) standard used by fire
underwriters requires 3,000
GPM for fire protection in addi-
tion to the average daily demand,
2,300 GPM in Bartow's case,
Bridges said.
'There Is
A Limit'

"There is a limit to what you
can design for fire protection ...
what is practical, what is eco-
nomical," he said.
Three high service pumps
were used to step up the volume
of water from the water treat-
ment plant, he said. Pumps des-
ignated HS-2 and HS-3 kicked in
automatically when fire trucks
started pumping water out of the


system. HS-1 was turned on and
off manually every five or six
minutes in order to maintain a
water pressure of 80 pounds per
square inch in the system.
Much more than 80 PSI might
rupture older pipes, resulting in
a failure of the system, Bridges
said. New pipes are tested at 150
PSI, but pipes deteriorate with
age.
There also was the possibility
that some equipment at Bartow
Regional Medical Center might
have been damaged if water pres-
sure exceeded 80 PSI, he said.
The problem could be remedied
by installation of pressure con-
trol equipment at the hospital, he
added.
One possible problem is that a
valve on a six-inch water line on
Church Street was defective, he
said. It is not yet known whether
it was broken in the "on" or "off'
setting, or somewhere in
between, Bridges said.
If it is on the "off" position,
that could reduce pressure by
two or three PSI, Bridges told the
commission. Pickard said the
faulty valve will be replaced


within a few weeks.

Consultant's
Recommendations

Bridges recommended that:
The city install "variable fre-
quency drives" on one or more
high service pumps at the water
plant, so that constant pressure
could be maintained without
turning a pump off and on manu-
ally.
Hydrants be color coded to
show how much water each can
deliver.
Flow tests be conducted
annually on hydrants at key loca-
tions in the city.
The city "update, check, and
recalibrate the water distribu-
tion system model."
He also suggested that the city
determine if the system can han-
dle more than 80 PSI, saying that
"85 might have made the differ-
ence."
Bridges said that the city's
water pipes "look to be in good

(See Page 8A Col. 7)


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The Polk County Democrat


July 21, 2005


Community



Life


Bridesmaid
Luncheon Held
For Erin Meeks
Erin Meeks, bride-elect of
Chris Pawley, was guest of
honor at a bridesmaid luncheon
on Saturday, July 16.
The luncheon was held at
Mrs. Pott's Teapots in Lakeland.
Eighteen guests attended.
Flower girls Kara Grubbs and
.Makenzie Strange especially en-
joyed the day when Ms. Meeks
joined them in wearing the many
different hats and boas provided
for guests to wear.
Hostesses were Vida Voigt,
Rosemary Strange, Linda Hutto,
and Gloria Seifert.

Master
Gardening
Class Planned
Polk County Master Gardener
Training will be held every Tues-
day from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. from
Sept. 20 to Dec. 13.
No classes will be held during
the week of Thanksgiving.
David Shibles, urban horticul-
turist for the Polk County Coop-
erative Extension Service, will
teach the classes.
Classes will be held at the
Polk County Extension Service,
1702 Hwy. 17 South in Bartow,
in the Valencia Room.
The cost of the course is $80.
No gardening experience is re-
quired.
For more information or to
register, call David Shibles at
519-8677, ext. 109.

Singles Club
Friday Dances
Area singles are invited to at-
tend the Strawberry Singles
Club weekly dance, held every
Friday from 8 p.m. to midnight,
at the Stardust Dance Center in
Plant City Plaza, 1401 South
Collins Street.
The cost is $5 for members,
and $7 for non-members.
For more information, call
813-752-9277 or 813-759-2063.


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Polk Museum of Art has
planned three new exhibitions:
two one-person exhibitions of the
work of Jaune Quick-to-See
Smith and Rebecca Sexton Lar-
son and one exhibition of work
from the Polk Museum of xrt
Permanent Collection.
A reception for'these exhibi-
tions will be held Sept. 9.
June Quick-to-See Smith:
Made in America July 30 -
Oct. 9, Dorothy Jenkins Gallery.
Known for her use of political
satire arid humor to examine
current American Indian issues,

Jaune Quick-to-See Smith is one
of the nation's most accom-
plished contemporary artists, a
museum spokesman said.
This exhibition of 36 works,
ranging from paintings and
drawings to prints and installa-
tions, explores the artist's preoc-
cupation with the paradox of
American Indian existence in the
reality of the U.S. consumer cul-
ture. Quick-to-See Smith exam-
ines myths, stereotypes and
flaws of contemporary society
through loaded subject matter
such as cowboys and Indians,
McDonald's, General Custer, fry
bread, reservation life, war, and
various American Indian ar-
chteypes, Curator of Art Todd
Behrens said.
Through her artistic stories,
told in many mediums, she pre-
sents deep, layered meanings.
Her work has received signifi-
cant critical acclaim through
more than 75 solo exhibitions
and has been collected by many
important museums including
the Whitney Museum of Ameri-
can Art, the Museum of Modern
Art, and the Smithsonian Ameri-
can Art Museum.
On Aug. 16 at 10:30 a.m., Be-
hrens will conduct a tour of this
exhibition.
Light refreshments will be
available prior to the tour, which
is free with admission.


Rebecca Sexton Larson: An-
other Time, Another Place -
July 30 Nov. 13, Emily S. Ma-
cey Gallery.
Rebecca Sexton Larson has
established herself as one of the
most creative artists in Florida,
Behrens said.
Although she's often classi-
fied as a photographer, and has
recently been awarded the dis-
tinction of Photographer Laure-
ate of Tampa, Larson paints over
her photographs and incorpo-
rates fabric and stitched text
into them.
As she creates layers of im-
ages, paint and text, she investi-
gates the impact of distance and
context in understanding per-
sonal and general history. The
exhibition includes 26 works,
some of which are composed of
multiple pieces exceeding 13 feet
in total width.
Larson has been awarded two
Florida Individual Artist's Fel-
lowships and has had her work
collected by museums including
Gulf Coast Museum of Art, Polk
Museum of Art and Tampa Mu-
seum of Art.
She will speak about her work
on Friday, Sept. 9, at 6 p.m.,
prior to the reception for these
exhibitions.
Little Treasures: Selections
from the Permanent Collection
- July 23 to Oct. 30, Murray
and Ledger Galleries.
Although many artworks are
impressive because of their mas-
sive scale, other artworks benefit
from being a more modest size.
Little Treasures includes
works from a variety of mediums
from the Polk Museum of Art
permanent collection, all of
which are small-scale.

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happiness, and, perhaps, the
chief happiness which this
world affords.


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Bridal Festival Set

July 30 in Lakeland


A bridal festival will be held
at Yesterday, Today and Tomor-
row, 2935 Highway 92 East in
Lakeland, on Saturday, July 30.
The event will run from 1 to 5
p.m., and will feature fashion
shows, business presentations,
bridal vendors, music, and free
food and drinks.
Those attending will have the
chance to win a free wedding or
honeymoon.
Additionally, a contest will be
held for the best love story. Free
wedding gifts will be awarded;
entrants must be present to win.
To enter, send your name, ad-


dress, and telephone number to
Laura Hutchins, P.O. Box 2064,
Lakeland, FL 33806.
The cost for admission is a do-
nation to Light House Minis-
tries.
Presentation booth spaces are
available in the dance hall, ban-
quet hall, and garden area.
Booth rental fees are $150,
$140, or $130, with an hourly
charge of $75. Booth sizes are 8
feet, 6 feet, and 60 inches round.
For more information, call
Ms. Hutchins at 286-9180, or
Kayla at 607-4270 or 533-5797.


Girls Invited to Enter Annual
Hometown U.S.A. Pageant


Local girls are invited to par-
ticipate in the 19th annual Flori-
da's Hometown U.S.A. Pageant
to be held Oct. 14-16, in Orlando.
The purpose of the Florida's
Hometown U.S.A. Program is to
educate the youth of Florida on
the values of volunteer work,
and inspire them to make a dif-
ference in the lives of their
neighbors through volunteer
commitment.


There are five age divisions
for girls aged 4-19. The winner of
each age division will have a
busy year representing her
hometown throughout the state.
For a brochure or additional
information, call 352-326-4217,
or log on to www.FLHome-
townUSA.com to'print an appli-
cation.
Deadline to enter is Oct. 7.


'My Fair Lady' Auditions Set


Devin Joseph Winlder and Katy Rebecca Thelen

Katy R. Thelen, Devin

Winkler to Wed in August


Katy Rebecca Thelen of
Tampa and Devin Joseph Win-
kler, formerly of Fort Meade and
Lakeland, have announced their
engagement.
The bride-elect is the daugh-
ter of Clifford and Wendy Thelen
of Findley, Minn.
. She earned an MBA in com-
munications from the University
of Minnesota. She is a former
military intelligence specialist in
the U.S. Army National Guard.
The prospective bridegroom is


the son of Thomas and Anna
Marie Winkler of Fort Meade.
He is a graduate of George
Jenkins High School in Lake-
land, and is a sergeant in U.S.
Army military intelligence, cur-
rently stationed in Iraq. He is
due home in August.
Following a late summer wed-
ding in Celebration, Fla., on
Thursday, Aug. 25, 2005, the
couple will reside at Fort Carson
in Colorado Springs, Col.


Chalet Suzanne

Celebrates 'Moon Soup'


Chalet Suzanne will be cele-
brating "Moon Soup" week July
24-30 with a special luncheon
available daily from noon to 3
p.m.
Moon Soup and Apollo memo-
rabilia will be on display in the
living room, and visitors are en-
couraged to visit the Chalet Mu-
seum and to tour the soup can-
nery.
The Moon Soup Week special


luncheon menu features broiled
grapefruit, Moon Soup, a choice
of sliced baked ham sandwich on
puff pastry or chicken salad
sandwich on puff pastry, Cher-
ries Romanoff and a beverage.
The meal is $18.95 plus tax
and gratuity.
Reservations requested.
For more information, call
676-6011.


LEARN TO MAKE a lovely rain barrel. You'll feel crafty and
help the environment. A special workshop on the barrels is planned
on Aug. 15. (Staff photo)

Make A Rain Barrel On Aug. 15


Polk County Extension Service
will offer a workshop on creating
a rain barrel and conserving wa-
ter on Monday, Aug. 15, from
6:30 to 8 p.m.
The workshop will be held at
the Magnolia Building on East
Orange Street in Lakeland.
In this workshop, the partici-
pants will learn the basics of wa-
ter conservation and about recy-


cling. Participants will create
and take home a rain barrel.
The workshop is free, but par-
ticipants will need to pay $15 if
they wish to create barrels that
day. The first 20 people to regis-
ter will be able to make barrels
for $10.
For additional information,
contact Anne Yasalonis at 519-
8677, ext. 121.


Hardee County Players, Inc.
will hold auditions for its No-
vember musical production of
Lerner & Loewe's "My Fair
Lady."
Auditions will be held Satur-
day, Aug. 20, from 9 to 11 a.m.,
Sunday, Aug. 21, from 2 to 4
p.m. and Monday, Aug. 22, from
6:30 to 8:30 p.m., at the Historic
Wauchula City Hall Auditorium
at 225 E. Main Street in
Wauchula.
The players need to fill over
25 speaking parts (19 of them


singing parts), a chorus, a dance
ensemble, and a pit orchestra.
If you are auditioning for a
singing part, you must have a
song prepared ahead of time,
along with a copy of the sheet
music for the pianist.
Everyone auditioning for a
speaking part will read from the
script.
If you would like to play in
the pit orchestra, or be in the
dance ensemble, or for any other
information, call the players at
767-1220.


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Polk Museum Opens

Three New Exhibitions


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Explorations V Celebrates

Christmas On July 25


It may not be snowing, but
Explorations V Children's Mu-
seum will celebrate Christmas in
July on Monday, July 25, from 9
a.m. to noon.
Activities will celebrate holi-
day traditions from around the
world and will include creating a
star twirler from Finland, a holi-
day poinsettia from Mexico and
a Polish ornament chain.
All activities are included


with admission, which is $4 for
children, ages 2-15, and $2 for
adults. Children under two and
museum members are free.
Explorations V Children's
Museum is located at 109 North
Kentucky Avenue in downtown
Lakeland.
Additional information may
be obtained by calling 687-3869
or via e-mail to info@explora-
tionsv.com.


Polk County Extension Serv-
ice, in cooperation with the Uni-
versity of Florida and the South-
west Florida Water Management
District, is offering a workshop
on composting on Thursday,
Aug. 4, in Lakeland.
Florida Yards and Neighbor-
hoods program is a grant-funded
program that emphasizes creat-
ing and maintaining attractive
landscapes to enhance the com-
munity and protect valuable
natural resources.


Polk County Neighborhood
Services Department has been
nationally recognized by the De-
partment of Housing and Urban
Development (HUD) based in
Washington for their efforts
in breaking down the barriers
that families face when trying to
buy a decent, affordable home.
With rising property values
and costs, government entities
have been faced with combating
outdated, excessive and burden-
some regulations that signifi-
cantly increase the cost of afford-
able housing.
Consequently, affordable
housing is drastically limited
throughout the state, leaving
hard-working citizens struggling
to find a home within their fi-
nancial means, a spokesman


The workshop emphasizes the
importance of reusing and recy-
cling waste. Attendees will learn
the many methods of compost-
ing. The workshop is free.
Scheduled for 9:30 to 11 a.m.,
the workshop will be held at the
Lake Morton Library in Lake-
land.
For more information, call
Anne E. Yasalonis, Polk County
Cooperative Extension Service,
at 519-8677, ext. 121.


said.
Polk County was commended
for its proactive measures in
waiving impact fees for the pro-
duction of affordable housing, ex-
pediting permits through the
building department, and pro-
viding assistance to the private
sector for affordable housing.
HUD Secretary Alphonso
Jackson said, "We know that
regulatory barriers can increase
housing costs by as much as 35
percent, making it impossible for
many working families to live in
the cities where they work.
"Other communities around
the country can learn from Polk
County's efforts to open more
doors for the very people who
should be our neighbors," he
said.


Seagram's Contest

Offers Free Makeovers


Seagram's Cooler Escapes has
'had a makeover and now you
can, too.
In unveiling its new look and
flavors for summer 2005: Pine-
apple Coconut Calypso Colada
and Sti-awberry Margarita, Sea-
gram's Cooler Escapes will re-
veal the stories of American
.women with its Seagram's
"Cooler" contest.
:;Beginning now, Seagram's
.Cooler Escapes invites you to
nominate the "cooler" women in
your community to receive a free
"Seagram's Cooler Escapes make-
over.
Some of last year's 20 winners
included the "queen of water
safety and fundraising" from
Marco Island, the Who's Who of
American Teachers from Rome,
Ga., and a single mother of five
from Olney, Mass.
"We are thrilled with the
:thousands of entries we received
last year," said Justin Fisch, sen-
ior brand manager. "Over the
last 20. years, Seagram's Cooler
Escapes have undergone quite a
transformation and so have our
consumers. We were touched by


last. year's submissions and we.,
look forward to again hearing
about the fascinating women in
your communities."
To nominate a friend, family
member or colleague, just pro-
vide three reasons why that spe-
cial person deserves a Seagram's
Cooler Makeover
Seagram's will select 20 win-
ners nationwide for free make-
overs.
At salons in their communi-
ties, winners will receive a new
style to call their own.
Seagram's will announce win-
ners on or around Labor Day
weekend 2004.
To enter a cooler woman in
your community and for com-
plete official rules, visit www.
seagramscoolers.com.
No purchase is necessary.
Entries also may be submit-
ted via mail to Seagram's Cool-
ers Makeover c/o 45 West 45th
Street, 5th Floor, New York,
10036.
Winners will be contacted
with details on how to claim
their prize.


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There's no cure for ALS (Lou Gehrig's
disease). But Chris Rice and his family
Know there will be. There must be.
MDA funds the research that offers them hope.


Winter Haven Area Transit
(WHAT) system's new downtown
bus terminal is one step closer to
completion this week after con-
tractors cleared the site, paving
the way for construction to be-
gin.
Under the direction of Polk
County's Facilities Management
Division, personnel from Cross
Environmental Services (CES)
began demolition last Monday of
three vacant houses along Ave-
nue F the future site of
WHAT's first permanent bus ter-
minal.
The structures on Avenue F
were removed to make room for
a proposed $2.5 million Mediter-
ranean-style terminal that will
include covered walkways to
each of the 12 terminal islands,
a public lobby with ticket booth
and public restrooms.
CES finished the demolition
on Friday, July 15.
"We're excited to see pro-
gress," said Sandra Winegar, di-
rector of Polk County Transit
Services (PCTS). "Our bus fleet
is growing to meet demands, and
it's time riders had the conven-
ience and safety of a permanent
terminal."
The Polk County Board of
County Commissioners pur-
chased the property nearly
two acres, for $700,000 after con-
struction of a new public library
in downtown Winter Haven
forced WHAT buses from their
former station at Third Street
N.W.
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the Third Street terminal,


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A HISTORY of Fort Meade will continue through the next few Museum News columns.


By LETA WRIGHT


Thanks to all those who called
in to identify the children in the
Museum News picture.
The picture was of Marty Ger-
many, Denny Speight, Cynthia
Williams, Susan Marsh, P.J.
Varn, Linda McBride and Dede
Durrance.
You will be glad to know that
the Fort Meade Historical Mu-
seum has had workers inside for
two weeks. They have begun
renovation of the whole building
because of last year's hurricanes.
They have torn out all the walls
and ceilings, replaced boards,
sanded woodwork and rebuilt a
whole wall.
Probably the roof will go on
before the plastered walls inside.
It is a huge project, but we are
thrilled that they have started.
No date has been given as to
when it will be complete.
A number of months ago Inez
Patterson Varn loaned me a
book, "The History of Polk
County." The book was owned by
her father, Nat J. Patterson, who


was Fort Meade's most promi-
nent lawyer.
I will start a series of articles
from this book that will refresh-
our memory of some history of
our past.
"The military station which
later bore the name of Fort
Meade, according to some evi-
dence in hand, was originally
known as Fort Clinch.
"It was established in Decem-
ber, 1849, and was abandoned in
1854. It was reoccupied during
the disturbance that occurred be-
tween 1856 and 1858, being fi-
nally abandoned in September,
1857.
"It was named in honor of
George Gordon Meade, second
lieutenant, topographical engi-
neers, later major general, and
commander of the federal army
at the battle of Gettysburg.
"How it was given this name
is told in a letter which was writ-
ten in 1896 to Hon. T.J. Minor,
at that time mayor of the town of
Fort Meade.
'Dear Sir:
'I have often thought of writ-


Polk Neighborhood

Services Wins Award


WHAT buses have been operat-
ing out of a temporary hub on
Fifth Street NW in front of the
Winter Haven City Hall.
After considering several sites
for a permanent facility, transit
officials chose a parcel of land on
Fourth Street N.W. between
Avenues E and F N.W., just one
block north of their current loca-
tion.
The architect's proposed
greenscape plan calls for the
planting of at least 36 live oaks
- one at each island terminal
and others around the terminal's
perimeter.
The final greenscape plan,
however, will be contingent upon
city zoning of the property.
"Regardless of the ultimate
greenscape requirements, we are
committed to making this a
beautiful facility," Winegar said.
"We want Winter Haven resi-
dents to be as proud of this new
terminal as we will be."
Since 1999, the WHAT system
has offered fixed-route service in
Winter Haven, Auburndale,
Haines City, Lake Alfred, Lake
Wales, Eloise, Eagle Lake and
Wahneta.
Polk County Transit Services
also offers countywide paratran-
sit service, door-to-door ADA
service in the Winter Haven
service area, and fixed-route
service between Bartow and Fort
Meade (Route 25) and Frostproof
and Lake Wales (Route 35).
For more information on
WHAT or any of PCTS' services,
call 534-5500.


Baby Faith

Selected For

Transplant
Baby Georgia Faith Hicks,
who has been waiting for a
transplant, has been selected.
Supporters and family may
visit Faith's carepage at www.
caringbridge.com. To sign in,
type fl (for state) and georgia-
hicks.
Baby Faith and her family
will be in Miami for treatment.

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


July 21, 2005


The Polk County Democrat


3A


Contractors May

Still Act As Roofers


From The Fort Meade

Historical Museum


Executive order number 05-
148, signed by Governor Jeb
Bush, continues to allow Florida
certified and registered residen-
tial, building and general con-
tractors to perform roofing and
re-roofing repairs statewide.
The order will expire on Sept.
17.
A certified contractor pos-
sesses a certificate of compe-
tency issued by the Department
of Business and Professional
Regulation (DBPR) and is al-
lowed to contract in any jurisdic-
tion in the state.
A registered contractor has

Free School
Supplies
Offered
Free school supplies for chil-
dren in all grades will be distrib-
uted by West Bartow Front
Porch Revitalization Council on
Monday, Aug. 1, from 3 to 7 p.m.
In addition to school supplies,
the event will feature games, ac-
tivities and free food.
All activities are planned at
the Polk Street Community Cen-
ter, 1255 West Polk Street, Bar-
tow.
For more information, call
533-1733.


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ing you what I know about the
location of your city.
'In 1851-2, I being on duty at
Fort Chockonicola, on Pease
Creek, about 10 miles from Fort
Meade, one day General Twigg
took with him Lieutenant Meade
and myself, in connection with
an escort of horsemen, to hunt
for the site of old Fort Clinch, of
which there was considerable
ambiguity in the description of
the location.
'The general left the search
entirely in Meade's hands, and
when a little before dusk Meade
announced that he had found the
correct place, the general, much
overjoyed, said here shall be Fort
Meade.
'Lieutenant Meade, I know,
up to that time, had thought
that the general was prejudiced
against him.
'Trusting that this communi-
cation will be of interest to you
and the people of your beautiful
city, I am truly your, Darius N.
Couch, ex-U.S.A and Maj. Gen.
U.S. Vols.' "
This series will continue.


Magical

Monday Set
Explorations V Children's
Museum, located at 109 North
Kentucky Avenue in downtown
Lakeland, has announced its
August schedule for Magical
Monday.
Magical Monday, a preschool
story and activity time, focuses
on literacy and is held every
Monday at 10:30 a.m.
The August stories are as fol-
lows:
Aug. 1 Incredible Me
Aug. 8 I Like Me
Aug. 15 It's Going to be
Perfect
Aug. 22 Love You For-
ever
Aug. 29 I Love You the
Purplest
Magical Monday activities are
included with admission, which
is $4 for children, ages 2-15, and
$2 for adults.
Children under two and mu-
seum members are free.
Additional information re-
garding Magical Monday or Ex-
plorations V Children's Museum
can be obtained by calling 687-
3869.

Leadership

Lunch Set
West Bartow Front Porch and
Polk County Opportunity Coun-
cil, Inc., will hold a series of
leadership luncheons for busi-
ness and community leaders in
Polk County.
The first will be held on
Thursday, Aug. 18, from noon to
1:30 p.m. at the First Baptist In-
stitutional Church, 932 Martin
Luther King, Jr., Avenue, Lake-
land.
Pastor Valarie Henry of Allen
Chapel AME Church in Sanford
will speak at the event.
For more information or to
register, call Levonia Wynn at
533-1773 or Carolyn Speed at
533-0015.


Carter Road
Park Closed
Due to construction, Carter
Road Park, 500 West Carter
Road, Mulberry, has closed.
The park will reopen on July
29.


The most exhausting thing in
life is being insincere.
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fulfilled the competency require-
ments for the jurisdiction they
are registered in and may only
contract in that jurisdiction.
The order does not extend the
geographical jurisdiction of reg-
istered contractors that is de-
termined locally through reci-
procity agreements and ordi-
nances.
This order applies to all juris-
dictions, including cities, coun-
ties and special districts, state-
wide. It does not include metal
or tile roofing; these types of jobs
must still be performed by li-
censed roofing contractors only.
The roofing must be per-
formed by the contractor's em-
ployees, or subcontracted to a
properly licensed roofingcontrac-
tor. Unlicensed or out-of-state
contractors are not permitted to
contract per this order.
For the most news in your area
read the Democrat or Leader.


Composting Workshop

In Lakeland On Aug. 4


Tins anniversary, make her

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4A The Polk County Democrat


July 21, 2005


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

Ich Bin Ein Oakie (I Think)


Editorial




Pae





Water Supply Question


Has Not Been Answered


Any hope that a hurry up report from
the city's water engineering firm would
help identify problems in fighting the June
6 fire on Main Street in downtown Bartow
faded Monday night as city commissioners
listened to conflicting reports from key
players.
'Ihe engineer, Harold Bridges, said his
com aputer modeling showed that the water
sv .em was working to firefighting specifi-
cauons: that it was delivering 3,000 gallons
per minute for firefighting in addition to
the 2,300 gallons per minute needed to
support the city's water customers.
Fire Chief Jay Robinson said that the
three pumpers at the scene were drawing
barely half that much 500 to 550 gallons
per minute each.
Water Dept. Director Ronald Johnson
said the plant was pumping an additional
3,000 gallons per minute into the system,
as the engineer's computer model showed.
Public Works Dir. Bill Pickard said that
when downtown fire hydrants were tested
in the days after the fire, they each were
providing from 1,200 to 1,500 gallons per
minute.
City Mgr. Joseph J. DeLegge told the city
commission that there was a lot of "defen-
sive posturing" going on by the three
department heads. We agree with his
assessment, and that is unfortunate. The
competence of all three is well established.
That each feels the need to defend his
department is unfortunate, in that it
impedes a search for explanations, which
could point the way to solutions.
This is far and away the most destruc-
tive fire in Bartow in decades; none of the
three departments has faced a challenge
like this before. God willing, none will face
one again. But it is important to find out
what, if anything, could have been done to
fight the fire more effectively.
As Commissioner Brian Hinton, whose
Bartow Consulting Group was in one of
the destroyed buildings, observed, until
answers are found, another fire of similar
or greater destruction is an ominous possi-
bility.
Our staff members who covered the fire,
and several other witnesses we have
talked to, said it was; obvious that there
were times when water pressure to one
fire hose dropped as another was placed in
service. That observation supports
Robinson's contention that firefighters
were not getting the 3,000 gallons per
minute that Johnson's plant was putting
into the system, or the 1,200 to 1,500 gal-
lons per minute that Pickard's fire
hydrants delivered in tests following the
fire.
One calculation occurs to us that was


not discussed at Monday's city commis-
sion meeting.
Johnson said that during the six hours
that firefighters were pouring water on the
blaze, his plant pumped 510,000 gallons of
water in support of the fire suppression
effort.
That works out to 85,000 gallons of
water per hour; divided by 60, that's 1,416
gallons per minute, or about what
Robinson said he was able to draw from
the system.
Bridges, the engineer, was not at the fire;
he can only report what his computer
model shows should have happened. He
doesn't have a dog in this fight; he has no
motive for defensive posturing.
Robinson, Johnson and Pickard are pro-
fessionals, and we don't doubt that each is
telling the truth. If the three of them would
set aside their defensiveness, we suspect
they could figure out at least part of the
mystery.
Did a broken water valve on Church
Street impede water flow, as the engineer
said might have been the case?
Could the fire pumpers have drawn
more water if they had tied in to more
hydrants, as the engineer suggested?
Could firefighters have identified the
most effective hydrants if hydrants were
color coded, as the engineer has recom-
mended?
Was the full volume of water leaving the
water plant not reaching the Main Street
fire hydrants, as Hinton postulated?
Was there an extraordinary demand
somewhere else in the system at the same
time as the fire?
The question should not be who
screwed up; we don't think anybody did.
The question should be what can be
done to do a more effective job in the event
of another Main Street fire.
Somewhere there is an answer; it hasn't
been found.
Until it is found, Main Street is no safer
today than it was on June 6, and that is an
unacceptable situation.

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Truth be known, I could prob-
ably consider myself an Oakie -
an alumnus of The Oaks School
- if I traced the begats back far
enough.
When Dad Wvas drafted in
1944, or perhaps when he
returned from World War II in
1946, I was enrolled in Martha
Hunter's kindergarten. That
would have made me either three
years old or five. It was far
enough back that I can't remem-
ber how many candles were on
the cake.
I do remember that we learned
all the colors, and that there were
posters on the walls over the
blackboards showing examples
of good handwriting.
I'm still pretty good with col-
ors at the age of 64-and-a-half (I
don't know why I have to men-
tion the half, but on July 15, the
odometer registered another five-
tenths) but whatever I learned
about handwriting, I had forgot-
ten by the third grade. That's
when I got my first D, which was
in handwriting, and frankly, the


teacher was probably being gen-
erous.
A generation later, our first
child attended kindergarten in
that same place, and while her
academic achievements are vast-
ly superior to my own, her signa-
ture is not significantly more leg-
ible than mine.
If I've got the begats right, it
was Miz Hunter's kindergarten
in a little building in her back
yard on Wilson Avenue that
eventually was absorbed into The
Oaks School, allowing Oaks to
claim a lineage that dates back
more than 50 years.
And if you tell me otherwise,
that suggests that you are older
than I am, Bubba, and that does-
n't lend much credibility to your
memory.
All of this rambling is prompt-
ed, of course, by the announce-
ment on Tuesday that The Oaks
School Bartow's first major
private school is closing.
I remember the early days of
the transformation of the kinder-
garten of my tothood days into a


struggling elementary school in
the ground floor offices of the old
Oaks Hotel, offices collectively
known as the Oaks Arcade. It was
in the late 1960s, if memory
serves.
A handful of determined par-
ents scrubbed and painted and
transformed musty offices into
cheerful classrooms. As The Oaks
School outgrew the Oaks Arcade
and the hotel was bulldozed to
make room for a parking lot, the
school moved into the old civic
center. That building was a
Depression-era public works pro-
ject, and was the building where
my generation learned how to
swim, to dance, and to play ping-
pong and canasta.
Charter schools and magnet
schools, which now offer many of
the innovations previously found
only in private schools, have
drawn a growing number of
Oaks students. Unlike Oaks,
charter schools and magnet
schools do not charge tuition.
With many families still feeling
the budget squeeze of having to


pay high insurance deductibles
after last year's hurricanes, pri-
vate school became a luxury that
some had to forego.
Last year, Oaks Middle
Academy, a charter school, was
established by The Oaks School
as the next step in the dream of
extending Oaks through the 12th
grade.
With the demise of The Oaks
School, directors of the academy
could see the handwriting on the
wall, and voted to close the acad-
emy, too.
Oakies have gone on to
become high school valedictori-
ans and salutatorians, and two -
Adam Putnam and Katherine
Harris now serve in the United
States Congress.
As a pre-Oakie kindergartener
who learned colors well, but
never mastered cursive writing, I
shall miss the school.
To all who made it a standard
bearer in private education in
Bartow, congratulations on a job
well done.









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Page One headline, reflecting
home effect of war in Korea:
"Bartowans Hold The Line
Against Goods Hoarding; Tires
and Sheets Hit Hardest as
Replacements"
Polk County's voter registra-
tion soared to a record 42,155 as
the deadline passed for being eli-
gible to vote in the wet-dry elec-
tion on Aug. 22.
The city commission Friday
prepared to undertake a $500,000
street improvement program,
financed by the city's 10 percent
tax on utilities.

Forty-Five Years Ago


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A wildcat strike, starting with
warehouse and maintenance
crews, hit the Bonnie plant of
International Mineral & Chemical
Corp. yesterday and was still in
progress at noon today. About
300 men are reported idle. The
plant is continuing operation,
with supervisors filling in at the
vacated posts. The company noti-
fied Local 613, ICWU, last night
that a wildcat strike was in
progress. Local 613 president, in a
letter delivered to IMCC this
morning, said that the union
"disavows" the strike.
Page One headlines: "Court
Hearing Tomorrow on Strike;
'Hazards' Listed; Supervisors
Still Operating Plants; Pickets
Remain Despite Order of Court"


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Local Hikes I
Demand Package
Work. Conditions
Leader Says"
A month's susp
pay and a there
tenure is a probate
in store for two
school principals
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Also Involved, today.
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Obituary


Ernest F. "Boe" Peavey

Ernest F.
'Boe' Peavey
Ernest F. "Boe" Peavey, 72, of
Fort Meade, died of cancer
Wednesday, July 20, 2005, at his
home.
Born in Bowling Green on
Nov. 16, 1932, Mr. Peavey was a
lifelong resident of Fort Meade.
He was employed by the Polk
County Sheriffs Office as a
school crossing guard in Fort
Meade, and also was a pit opera-
tor at Estec for many years. He
was a member of Masonic Lodge
#160 of Fort Meade, and of
Mount Pisgah Baptist Church in
Fort Meade.
Mr. Peavey is survived by his
wife, Pearl P. Smith Peavey; two
sons, Earnest E. Peavey of Fort
Meade and Stacey Peavey of
Bartow; two sisters, Lucille
Crooker and Ernestine Grimes,
both of Dallas; one brother, Dal-
las Peavey of Ocala; and four
grandchildren.
Visitation: Friday, July 22,
from 6 to 8 p.m., at McLean Fu-
neral Home in Fort Meade.
The funeral: Saturday, July
23, at 10 a.m., at Evergreen
Cemetery in Fort Meade, with
Rev. Bill Ivey and Rev. Howard
Armstrong officiating.


Clara Estelle
Thackrey
Clara Estelle Thackrey, 78, of
St. Petersburg, died Tuesday,
July 19, 2005, at Edward White
Hospital in St. Petersburg.
Born in Bartow, Mrs. Thack-
rey moved to St. Petersburg from
Lakeland in 1959.
She was a homemaker, and a
member of Northside Church of
Christ.
She is survived by her hus-
band of 60 years, Floyd Thack-
rey;- one daughter, Connie Bow-
den of St. Petersburg; three sons,
Fred Thackrey and Robin Thack-
rey, both of St. Petersburg, and
James Thackrey of Gainesville;
nine grandchildren; and 10
great-grandchildren.
Arrangements: Anderson.-
McQueen Funeral and Crema-
tion Centers in St. Petersburg.


City Studies Request

To Sell Piece of Land;

Z-Board Wants Buffer


A South Broadway resident
wants to purchase a piece of city-
owned property adjoining his
yard; the planning and zoning
board isn't sure it wants the city
to sell him the entire parcel.
Last month, Curtis Schley,
who lives on the section of
Broadway that runs west of Shu-
mate Drive sometimes called
"little Broadway" asked the
board to recommend to the city
commission that it sell him a
parcel of land north of his home.
The parcel is at the southeast
corner of Broadway and Myrtle
Street.
The zoning board postponed
action until the city attorney
checked property records to be
sure the city owns the land.
It does.
When Schley renewed his re-
quest at this month's zoning
board meeting, Board Chm. Mi-
chael J. Marchman said he
wanted the city to maintain a
section of property adjacent to
Shumate Drive as a buffer.
Schley said that presents a
problem, because people park on


the property and sometimes dis-
card trash. Board Member Drew
Guffey suggested that the city
might post "No Parking" signs.
Board members also discussed
suggesting that the city plant
trees on the parcel.
The board voted to delay ac-
tion again, and to ask the city to
put out survey flags to show the
effect of modifying Schley's, ap-
plication to maintain a buffer
next to Shumate.
Planning Dir. Robert Wiegers
questioned whether it would be
proper for board members to
visit the site individually.
"I do it all the time," Board
Member Bo Raulerson said. "I
assumed that's why you send us
an agenda."
Wiegers said he would contact
City Atty. George Dunlap and
see if it's appropriate for board
*members to visit the site.
In addition to asking the city
to sell him the property, Schley
is asking the city to waive com-
Detitive bids on the parcel and
negotiate the sale to him.


Polk Works will hold its an-
nual Appreciation Breakfast on
Thursday, Aug. 18, from 7:30 to
9:30 a.m., at the Lake Mirror
Center, 121 South Lake Avenue,
Lakeland.
Tickets are $15 each or a cor-
porate table for eight is $105.
Reservations are required by
Aug. 8.
This year's theme is the "Polk

TDC Nominating
Committee To
Meet July 22
A meeting of the TDC Nomi-
nating Committee Meeting will
be held on Friday, July 22, at 9
a.m.
The meeting is. set in the
CFDC conference room on the
third floor of the Citrus and
Chemical Bank building at 600
N. Broadway in Bartow.


Lakeland

Attorneys

Named 'Elite'
Three Lakeland attorneys
with GrayRobinson have been
named among the Legal Elite in
the July issue of "Florida Trend"
magazine.
The attorneys named are Rob-
ert J. Bertrand, Robert L. Trohn
and John K. Vreeland.
The Legal Elite feature recog-
nizes outstanding attorneys as
selected by their peers.

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Works Idol."
Polk Works is the regional
workforce development board for
Polk County that oversees fed-
eral and state funds dedicated to
preparing and upgrading a
skilled workforce.
This annual event provides
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J. Ron Smith


Smith

Joins Lilly,

O'Toole
J. Ron Smith, former presi-
dent of the Academy of Florida
Trial Lawyers, has joined the
firm of Lilly, O'Toole & Brown
LLP.
J. Ron Smith was born and
raised in Wauchula.
He served in the United
States Marine Corps before
graduating from the University
of Florida in 1962.
He attained his juris doctor-
ate degree from Stetson. Univer-
sity College of Law in 1967.
Thereafter, he clerked at the
Second District Court of Appeals
and served Hardee County as its
prosecuting attorney.
Since 1970, J. Ron Smith has
practiced in Lakeland in the ar-
eas of personal injury, wrongful
death and medical malpractice.
In addition to serving as
president of the Academy of
Florida Trial Lawyers,
Smith previously served the
Academy as a member of the
board of directors, secretary and
treasurer. He is past chairman
of the Trial Lawyers Section of
The Florida Bar, a sustaining
member of the Association of
Trial Lawyers of America, past
president of the Lakeland Bar
Association, and currently a Su-
preme Court Certified Civil
Court Mediator.
"J. Ron brings to our firm
nearly 40 years of experience
and an exceptional reputation of
client service and results" said
Kent Lilly, managing partner at
Lilly, O'Toole & Brown. "We are
thrilled and honored to have him
join us."


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Authors Celebrate The Caterpillar


By PAT BARTLETT
University of Florida

Many books focus on butter-
flies in Florida, but now the
state's caterpillars are also in
the spotlight, thanks to a new
guide by two University of Flor-
ida entomologists.
"Florida Butterfly Caterpil-
lars and Their Host Plants,"
from the University Press of
Florida, is the first book of its
kind, said Jerry Butler, a profes-
sor emeritus of entomology with
UF's Institute of Food and Agri-
cultural Sciences.
"We thought caterpillars de-
served more attention than they
had gotten in the past," Butler
said. "They might be a little less
flashy than butterflies, but
they're fascinating creatures."
Aimed at laypeople, the book
includes color photographs of all
but one of Florida's 168 caterpil-
lar species (missing is the rare
amethyst hairstreak caterpillar),
185 host plants and 19 habitat
types. There are photographs of
the complete life cycle, from egg
to caterpillar to pupa to adult,
for 18 species.
Information for each species
includes a range map, descrip-
tion of the larva, similar species,
habitat, U.S. distribution, natu-
ral history, seasonal activity and
host plants. A key can help read-
ers identify caterpillars without
consulting every photo.
The text also includes a
checklist for noting caterpillar


sightings and chapters on but-
terfly gardens and finding and
rearing caterpillars.
A section on caterpillar behav-
iors includes little-known facts
about caterpillar defenses (
spring azures recruit ants as
bodyguards by feeding them a
sweet-tasting liquid) and con-
cealment (chlorophyll in the diet
of green caterpillars keeps them
green, but they have to avoid
sunlight to prevent fading).
Although the title of the book
says "Florida," all of the butter-
fly species are found elsewhere,
said Don Hall, a professor of en-
tomology at UF who co-authored
the book.
Florida's location makes it
home to temperate species from
eastern North America as well
as tropical species from the Car-
ibbean.
"We're fortunate to have such
a variety of butterflies here,"
Hall said. "There are always new
things to learn, which is one of
the reasons people enjoy study-
ing butterflies, as a hobby or a
profession."
Butler and Hall began assem-
bling material for the book 11
years ago. At the time, they were
simply curious to see how many
larvae they could identify and
photograph. They found that
identifying caterpillars some-
times meant rearing them until
they metamorphosed into adults.
"There was no one-stop refer-
ence available, and some cater-


Bear Study Finds Roads Not More


Dangerous For
Florida Fish and Wildlife Con-
servation Commission (FWC)
has released the results of an as-
sessment of road impacts using
genetic analysis of nearly 5,500
bear hair samples snared from
barbed wire amid Florida's six
major bear populations.
FWC conducted the study for
the Florida Department of
Transportation to learn more
about the impacts of roads and
bear road kills on bear popula-
tions in the study areas.
The study examined six bear
populations (Apalachicola,
Ocala, Osceola, Big Cypress, Eg-
lin, and St. Johns River) from
February 2001 to June 2005.
Scientists set up 7,000 snare
sites made of barbed wire
strands encircling a lure.
Barbs snared clumps of hair
from bears as they climbed
through the wires to get to the
lure.
Biologists then sent the hair
samples to an outside lab where
state-of-the-art genetic tech-
niques were used to determine
the sex of the bear and a DNA
profile.
They used these data in popu-
lation models to generate popu-
lation estimates and to calculate
impact of road kills on bear
populations.
The Wildlife Foundation of
Florida provided funding for the
genetic analysis component of
the study.
"The study showed that, on
average, road-kill mortality
rates for Florida black bear
populations are similar to those
for American black bears in
other eastern states. The princi-
pal conclusion of this study is.
that while road-related mortality
impacts the status of bear popu-
lations, the current level of road
mortality appears to be sustain-
able, and does not pose an imme-
diate threat to the status of the
population segments studied."
Tim Breault, director of the
FWC's Division of Habitat and
Species Conservation, said.
He said similar mortality
rates don't necessarily mean
they have similar impacts on
bear populations, however.

Life is the art of drawing sufficie
premises.


pillar species were not well docu-
mented," Butler said. "Initially,
we had no intention of producing
a reference book ourselves, but
as we collected more and more
photos, we realized we ought to
do it."
Obtaining photos of certain
species was a long process, he
said.
"The metalmark life cycle took
a year and a half," Butler said.
"We had to find a gravid female
and wait for her to lay an egg on
the host plant provided."
As the book neared comple-
tion, internationally known but-
terfly authority Marc Minno was
brought on board to contribute
his expertise and additional pho-
tos, Hall said. Minno, a senior
regulatory scientist at the St.
Johns River Water Management
District in Palatka, is the author
of several other books including"
Florida Butterfly Gardening."
A book on Florida's moth cat-
erpillars isn't on the immediate
agenda of the authors.
"There are 4,000 moth spe-
cies in Florida," Hall said. "On
the average, we tracked and pho-
tographed about 15 butterfly
species a year. I think we'll leave
the moth book for someone else."
"Florida Butterfly Caterpil-
lars and Their Host Plants" was
published in April 2005 by Uni-
versity Press of Florida.
It is available from booksell-
ers or from the publisher at
www.upf.com for $34.95.


The Florida Bear Population


Breault said the study en-
abled FWC scientists to use cut-
ting-edge technology to generate
the best population assessment
to date for bears in these areas.
"It will be useful in assessing
the magnitude of the threat to
populations posed by motor vehi-
cles," he said. "The study shows
that, on average, road kills do
not pose a threat to Florida's
bear populations, based on cur-
rent population estimates. How-
ever, if habitat decreases and
new roads lead to increases in
mortality rates, we would need
to re-evaluate these conclu-
sions."
The Florida black bear is on
the state's list of imperiled spe-
cies as "threatened." It is not
listed on the federal endangered
or threatened species lists.
"The Florida black bear, a
unique sub-species that occurs
primarily in Florida, once was
widely distributed throughout
Florida. Bears require large
home, ranges and need ample
habitat to ensure a healthy
population.
"Several factors, such as ur-
ban development and an in-
crease in human population,
have reduced bear habitat. The
bears that once roamed across
the entire state have been frag-
mented into isolated sub-popula-
tions," Breault said.
In Florida, the last bear hunt
was conducted in 1993. The sea-
son was closed in 1994, and
FWC staff is not recommending
resumption.
This study focused on road
kills and did not directly address
issues such as nuisance bears
and bear hunting, Breault said.
"There is a wide range of opin-
ions regarding bear conserva-
tion. To gain a better under-
standing of public attitudes,
opinions, and perceptions re-
garding bears and bear manage-
ment, the FWC will begin a sur-
vey in Florida later this year," he
said.
To view the FWC report and
FAQs on line, go to: http://
myfwc.com/bear//Onlinereports.
htm. For more information about
the Florida Black Bear and liv-

;nt conclusions from insufficient

-Samuel Butler


ing in bear country, check out
http://www.wildflorida.org/bear/.
The estimated populations for
each studied area are:
Apalachicola: 438 695
bears
Big Cypress: 516 878
bears
Eglin: 63 101 bears
Ocala: 729 1,056 bears
Osceola: 201 315 bears
St. Johns: 100 179 bears


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PUBLIC

NOTICE


BARTOW REGIONAL Medical Center Auxil-
iary and Bartow Community Health Care Foun-
dation sponsored a nursing scholarship for an
employee of BRMC. Kriston Hardwick (second
from left on back row) received the scholarship
from Brian Hinton, executive director of Bartow


Community Heath Care Foundation. Members of
the hospital's auxiliary also present (from left):
back row Beverly Conner and Allene Cham-
bers; front Edith Nelson and Elnora Peterson.
- (Photo provided)


Teacher Breakfast

Planned At Chalet


Teachers heading back to
school in August will be able to
enjoy a special breakfast at Cha-
let Suzanne Restaurant on Sat-
urday, July 30, with tearoom
modeling by TJ & What's New
Fashions of Lakeland.
A $50 dollar gift certificate to
What's New and some silver jew-
elry items will be given away as
door prizes during breakfast.
Pianist Jayne Mark will en-
tertain guests on the piano.
The breakfast will be offered
from 8 to 10:30 a.m. and prepaid
ticket prices are $18.95 per per-
son and include tearoom model-
ing, musical entertainment, full


Jamey Morris


Morris Named
Award Winner
. Jamey Morris has received
the United States National
Award in mathematics.
Morris is a student at Bartow
Middle School.
He is the son of Jim and
Deanna Morris of Lakeland and
grandson of Wally and Maggie.
Simandi of Bartow and Janet
Morris of Lakeland.
As a winner, Morris' name
will appear in the United States
Achievement Academy Official
Yearbook.
Additionally, Morris received
a state certificate for earning a
top math FCAT score.


HCE School
Orientation Set
Highland City Elementary
will hold orientation on Monday,
Aug. 1.
The orientation is planned
from 4 to 6 p.m.

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country breakfast, tax and gra-
tuity.
The full country breakfast
will include broiled grapefruit
with cinnamon, sugar and but-
ter, Swedish pancakes (all you
care to eat) with wild lingonber-
ries or warm maple syrup,
scrambled eggs with chives,
baked ham, cinnamon roll,
lemon ice and a beverage.
After breakfast, teachers and
their guests may tour the Chalet
Village and Soup Cannery.
To make reservations and or-
der tickets, call 676-6011 or 1-
800-433-6011.


PCBA Awards Scholarships


Eight students from Polk
County received a scholarship
from the Polk County Builders
Association Foundation.
This is the first year the asso-
ciation has awarded scholar-
ships. This year's award was
$1,000 for each student, to be
used toward their continued edu-
cation in the building industry.
Students receiving the awards
were Ronnie Dickson, Lake Re-
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gion High School; Charles Neil
Hunt, III, University of Florida;
Christopher Gates, Lakeland
High School; Matthew Samuel
Garzarelli, Santa Fe Catholic
High School; John Heitman,
Lakeland High School; Omar
McLeish, Lakeland High School;
Allison Post, Haines City High
School; and James D. Watkins,
Jr., Polk Community College/
Collegiate High School.


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New DARE Car Offers Style With Safety


By JANICE JARED
Staff Writer

Fort Meade's new DARE
(Drug Abuse Resistance Educa-
tion) car for School Resource Of-
ficer Sue Helms, has recently
been completed just in time to
patrol all Fort Meade schools be-
ginning Wednesday, Aug. 3, the
first day of the school term.
The 2000 Chevrolet Camaro
convertible will not only serve



Orientation

Dates Set

Orientation for Polk public
schools is Monday, Aug. 1 for
new and returning students.
Orientation activities include
meeting teachers, touring class-
rooms and schools, reviewing
school supply lists and school
forms and paperwork.
Parents will need to call the
individual schools for orientation
times and schedules, as some
schools have set designated
times for activities.
The first regular day of school
is Wednesday, Aug. 3.


the department for everyday
school issues, but will provide an
eye catching attraction, and a
great place to show off those rid-
ing in parades.
Helpful donations and skillful
trade negotiating were involved
to obtain the impressive car at
no cost to the Fort Meade Police
Department.
The former DARE car, a
seized vehicle the department
had obtained, and money from


the forfeiture fund were traded
in exchange for the fancy new
vehicle.
Richie's Automotive Repairs,
Inc., on North Charleston, the
place where the car was pur-
chased, and Law Enforcement
Supply of Tampa donated the
lights and installation.
Hollywood Signs in Bartow
completed the impressive art
work.


Be Safe In A Mobile Home


Hurricane season is here, and
if you are a mobile home resi-
dent, this is the perfect time to
perform safety checks on your
home.
If you are thinking about
moving your mobile home, be
aware of necessary permits and
regulations needed before you
move.
If your mobile home was
manufactured before 1976, you
cannot relocate it by Florida Ad-
ministrative Code 15C. You can
buy it and live in it, but you can't
move it.
If the mobile home was manu-
factured after 1976, you can
move it to a new site provided


Ann Berner Named DCF

District Administrator
Ann Berner has been named
the new district administrator
for District 14 Department of
Children and Families. ,. r
Ms. Berner has been with the
department for the past 12
years, and has most recently
served as operations manager in
District 15.
"I am confident that Ann Ber-
ner is the right person to con-
tinue protecting the vulnerable,
strengthening families, and pro-
moting economic and personal
self-sufficiency for the citizens of k -
South Central Florida," Lucy D. j
Hadi, secretary of the Florida
Department of Children and Ann Berner
Families, said.


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that the wind load designation
on the mobile home decal
matches that of the relocation
site.
The wind zone number on the
decal must be #2 or #3 for Polk
County.
Zone #1 wind load designation
is unacceptable and unsafe in
Polk County.
For more information about
mobile home installation, contact
the Department of Highway
Safety and Motor Vehicles, Bu-
reau of Mobile Home and Rec-
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at 1-850-413-7600 or contact
P.olk County Building Division at
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IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN
AND FOR POLK COUNTY,
FLORIDA
JUVENILE DIVISION
IN THE INTEREST OF:
K.B. DOB: 09/24/01
MINOR CHILD
SUMMONS AND NOTICE
OF HEARING ON PETITION
FOR TERMINATION OF
PARENTAL RIGHTS
CASE NO.
2002-DP-030600-XX
2002-DP-711900-XX
THE STATE OF FLORIDA TO:
JASON BROWN
(ADDRESS UNKNOWN)
YOU ARE HEREBY NO-
TIFIED that a Petition under
oath has been filed in the
above styled Court for the per-
manent commitment of
K.B., a female child born on
09/24/01, to Kristina Brown,
the mother and Jason Brown,
the father in the State of Flor-
ida.
for subsequent adoption and
you are hereby COMMANDEDto
be and appear before the MAGIS-
TRATE ROBIN MATIS-JACKSON
at 10:00 A.M. on Wednesday the
17tLh day of August, 2005, for
this hearing at POLK COUNTY
COURTHOUSE, COURTROOM-
Juvenile Division Hearing
Room- 1st Floor, 255 N. Broad-
way, BARTOW, FLORIDA.
YOUR FAILURE TO APPEAR
IN PERSON WILL BE TREATED
AS A CONSENT TO THE TERMI-
NATION OF PARENTAL RIGHTS
AND YOU WILL PERMANENTLY
LOSE ALL LEGAL RIGHTS AS A
PARENT TO THE CHILDREN)
AS NAMED IN THE PETITION
FOR TERMINATION OF PAREN-
TAL RIGHTS.
YOU HAVE THE RIGHT TO
HAVE AN ATTORNEY REPRE-
SENT YOU IN THIS MATTER. IF
YOU CANNOT AFFORD AN AT-
TORNEY, YOU MUST BE PRE-
SENT AND REQUEST THAT
THE COURT APPOINT YOU AN
ATTORNEY FOR YOU IF YOU
WANT ONE.
"In accordance with the Ameri-
cans With Disabilities Act, persons
with disabilities needing a special
accommodation to participate in
this proceeding should contact the
Children & Families Legal Depart-
ment at 1055 US Highway 17
North, Bartow, Florida 33830,
Telephone: 863-534-0062 not later
than seven days prior to the pro-
ceeding. If hearing impaired,
(TDD) 1-800-955-871, or Voice (V)
1-800-955-8770, via Florida Relay
Service."
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as his Deputy Clerk
(CLERK'S SEAL)
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July 21, 2005


CLIFF STARLING (left), manager of the Uni- having the lab test their poultry waste for nutri-
versity of Florida's Suwannee Valley Livestock ents that benefit crops such as corn, hay, oats,
Waste Testing Laboratory in Live Oak, and John and sorghum, C&C Farms has reduced fertilizer
Carter, owner of C&C Farms in McAlpin, Fla., costs by about 90 percent. (Photo by Josh Wick-
discuss fertilizer requirements for silage corn. By ham/University of Florida/IFAS)

Manure Happens: Livestock Waste Testing Lab
Helps Turn Waste Into Valuable Plant Resource


According to the "Poop Scoop"
newsletter published by the
University of Florida to help
farmers manage waste from
thousands of dairy cows and mil-
lions of chickens manure can
be a good thing.
"We try to take a light-
hearted rear view of the prob-
lem, but managing all that waste
to protect the environment is no
easy task," says Cliff Starling,
coordinator of nutrient manage-
ment programs at UF's Suwan-
nee Valley Livestock Waste Test-
ing Laboratory in Live Oak.
The lab, which is the first of
its kind in the nation, serves
livestock producers throughout
the state.
In the environmentally sensi-
tive Suwannee River basin of
North Florida, there are about
25,000 dairy cows and 38 million
chickens. Statewide, there are
about 142,000 dairy cows.
"After all the jokes about it,
manure actually has a lot,ofgoQod
things in pit,7",Starling said. .'
These include 'valuable organic
matter and nutrients that can be
applied to crops to reduce fertil-
izer costs and protect water re-
sources."
The price of fertilizer is in-
creasing rapidly, and the goal of
the lab is to help change animal
waste into a valuable resource
by analyzing it for different nu-
trients, he said.
The cow manure and chicken
litter which contain valuable
plant nutrients such as nitrogen,
phosphorus, and potassium can
help farmers save money by re-
using and recycling nutrients.
Use of animal waste also may
lower production costs by reduc-
ing the need for commercial fer-
tilizer, Starling said.
In North Florida, careful ap-
plication of manure to crops also
helps reduce the movement of
nutrients into ground and sur-
face waters in the 13 counties
that comprise the Suwannee'
River Water Management Dis-
trict.
Because of the region's porous
soils and active hydrology, every
effort must be taken to protect
water resources from pollution
by animal wastes, as well as hu-


man wastes and fertilizers, he
said.
"In order to apply manure to
crops at the proper rate, farmers
need to know what levels of nu-
trients are present in the waste,
and our lab can provide them
with that information," said
Starling. "The actual nutrient
concentration in manures may
vary from one livestock opera-
tion to another, depending on
the animal feed, season of the'
year, and design of the waste col-
lection system."
John and Doug Carter, father
and son owners of C&C Farms in
McAlpin, Fla., said they rely on
the lab to test chicken litter for
various nutrients.
"By having the lab test our
poultry waste for nutrients, we
know what rates and amounts to
apply to crops such as corn, hay,
oats, and sorghum," John Carter
said. "As a result, we have been
able to reduce our fertilizer costs
by about 90 percent."
.' Starling,said manure should
be sampled at the lab before
each field application is made, or
at least twice a year, preferably
in winter and late summer to
measure seasonal nutrient varia-
tions in the waste. The free lab
service is provided by UF's Insti-
tute of Food and Agricultural
Sciences.
"Our lab report, which takes
about two or three weeks to pre-
pare, provides detailed informa-
tion that can be used in the over-
all nutrient management pro-
gram of any farm operation,"
Starling said. "In addition to pro-
viding the' analytical results and
nutrient availability estimates,
the report includes fertilizer rec-
ommendations for the selected
crop, as well as 'supplemental
nutrients that are needed and
the economic value of the waste
being utilized."
To use the lab's services,
farmers can contact their local
county extension agent to dis-
cuss their manure management.
system and arrange for waste
samples to be analyzed. At the
request of local county extension
agents, Starling also educates in-
dividual farmers about their
waste management programs.


In addition to coordinating
the lab's nutrient management
programs, he conducts education
programs, workshops, and tours
for farmers and other residents
who want to utilize organic
wastes on crops, pastures and
pine trees.
Starling said many conditions
affect the use of wastes on crops.
Nitrogen, for example, is the
most abundant nutrient in
waste, and the nutrient must be
broken down by microorganisms
in the soil before it can be used
by plants. This process called
mineralization is affected by
the type of soil as well as soil
moisture, soil temperature, and
microbial populations.
As the temperature increases
during the summer, microbial
activity increases.
All of these environmental
factors are considered by the
livestock waste testing lab,
which is located, at UF's North
Florida Research and Education-
Center. The..ceritbr. also works
closely with the Suwannee River
Partnership, which includes lo-
cal, state, and federal govern-
ment agencies that are helping
farmers develop strategies for
monitoring and managing waste
and fertilizer in the basin.
Nitrogen, phosphorus, and
other nutrients in waste' can de-
grade water quality in rivers and
springs, causing algae blooms
that consume oxygen needed by
fish and other aquatic animals.
High nitrogen levels also .can af-
fect human health.
George Hochmuth, director of
the UF research and education.
center in Live Oak, said the
partnership is being coordinated
by the Florida Department of
Agriculture and Consumer Serv-
ices and the Suwannee River
Water Management District in
cooperation with UF, the U.S.
Department of Agriculture Natu-
ral Resources Conservation
Service, the Florida Department
of Environmental Protection, the
Florida Farm Bureau, and other
agencies, agricultural producers,
and related associations.
For more information on the
Suwannee Valley Livestock
Waste Testing Laboratory, visit
http://nfrec-sv.ifas.ufl.edu.


Head Back to School Safely

In Well-Maintained Vehicle


A special ultraviolet camera makes
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Across .America, students are
jumping in their cars and driv-
ing back to class.
What better way to send your
students back to school than to
arm themni ith proper car care
knowledge and a well-main-
tained vehicle?
These tips will help educate
drivers about car care and safety
basics -' an important part of
every young driver's education.
Check the fluids. Ensure
that the vehicle's main fluids are
routinely checked and filled to
recommended levels. The main
fluids are: antifreeze/coolant,
brake fluid, window washer
fluid, engine oil, automatic
transmission fluid, power steer-
ing fluid, and gas.
I* Pay attention to the tires.
Stopping on wet roads can take
up to four times longer than on
dry surfaces. Plus, if the tire
tread is worn, the tires may hy-
droplane, or skim over the road
with little or no traction. Help
avoid this situation by checking
tires regularly.
Properly inflate all four tires,


plus your spare, to the vehicle'
manufacturer's recommended
levels. Tires can lose up to one
pound of air pressure per square
inch per month. Use an accurate
tire gquge to check tire air pres-
sure monthly and only do it
when he car is cool meaning
when iit has been driven less
than one mile or has not moved
in at least three hours.
To heck the tires' tread, per-
form this simple test in several
areas ,f the tire: place a U.S.
penny into a tread groove with
Lincoln's head facing down. If
you can see the top of Lincoln's
head, ithe tire should be re-
. placed.
Consider the owner's man-
ual the textbooko" for learning
about the vehicle. Follow the ve-
hicle manufacturer's mainte-
nance schedule in the owner's
manual or pick up a free sched-
ule at a local auto care center.
Bd ready for emergencies.
Keep an emergency kit in your
car for any unexpected break-
downs or accidents.


Oaks School Closing


(Continued from Page 1A)
Wednesday, July 27, from 3:30 to
5:30 p.m. You will be contacted by
our legal counsel and/or the
bankruptcy court once the bank-
ruptcy petition is filed. Again,
please have patience with our
office during this transition.
"We apologize for all of the
inconvenience and wish each of
you the very best. It has been a
true honor to serve you."
"Sincerely,
"The Oaks School
Administration
"The Oaks School Board of
Trustees"

Academy Foresaw
Drop in Enrollment

Ernie Cooper, chairman of the
board of Oaks Middle Academy,
said that after a lengthy meeting
on Tuesday, the board of directors
decided that fall-out from the clo-
sure of The Oaks School likely
would mean a drop in enrollment
in the academy that ultimately
would cause its failure, too.
The middle school, which was
established last year at the old
Bartow Civic Center with 40 stu-
dents in the sixth and seventh
grades, had planned to add an
eighth grade this year and move
into the First Assembly of God
activities center.
The move to the church prop-
erty fell through when the dis-
trict school office said that class-
es could not be held in a facility
that displayed religious artifacts
such as the Cross, and the church


refused to remove them, Cooper
said.
"More power to them," he said.
Loss of the First Assembly
classrooms did not play a part in
the decision to close the academy.
he added. It could have operated
at the old civic' center.
A charter school operates
under funding from the school
board, and does not charge
tuition. But charter school fund-
ing is based on a per-student fee,
and the academy would need an
enrollment of 110 students in the
coming year to keep the doors
open for the entire school year,
Cooper said. As of Tuesday, the
school had an enrollment of 109,
and a 10 percent shortfall from
advance registration when class-
es begin is typical.
Added to that the loss of stu-
dents from the impact of The
Oaks School closure and it looked
like the academy might not be
able to remain open past October,
Cooper said.

'Not Fair
To Students'

"It's not fair to the students or
their parents to uproot them
after two months," he said.'
Parents whose children
attended the academy last year
may pick up their students'
records weekdays from 8 a.m. to
4 p.m. at the school office, located
at the First Assembly activities
building, 915 South Broadway,
Cooper said. The phone number
'is 533-4244.


The academy was created as
the next step for students from
The Oaks School, and that feeder
pattern would not exist with clo-
sure of Oaks.
Unlike The Oaks School,
which is a non-profit corporation
and has to dissolve its corporate
status, the academy can simply
terminate its contract with the
school board, close its doors, and
give its books, computers, school
furniture and other assets to the
school board, Cooper said.
The letter to parents from the
Oaks Middle Academy reads:
"We, the board of directors of
Oaks Middle Academy, are writ-
ing this letter with sadness and a
heavy heart. The board has made
the decision to officially close
Oaks Middle Academy July 31,
2005.
"We have diligently examined
all aspects of continuing our
school; however, we believe it is
in the best interest of our stu-
dents to close at this time.
"Please call our office at 533-
4244 or drop by our office at First
Assembly to obtain proper paper
work to withdraw your child so
you may enroll him/her in your
zoned school in a timely manner.
Our office is open Monday
through Friday, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
for your convenience.
"We sincerely appreciate your
support and help this past year
and wish you the best in the
future.
"Sincerely,
"Oaks Middle Academy Board
of Directors"


City Layoffs Prevented


(Continued from Page 1A)
called in at night, the city will
remove the carcass the next day
instead of dispatching an on-call
employee for a three-hour call-
out at overtime rates.
The city may adopt an ordi-
nance requiring residents to mow
the city right-of-way in front of
their homes.
"We have people who don't
mow the five feet between the
sidewalk and the curb," and the
city must pay someone to do it,
he said.
Commissioner Brian Hinton
asked if major capital improve-
ments scheduled for the coming
year could be postponed.
DeLegge said that was not fea-
sible.
The new Carver Recreation
Center gymnasium is being built
largely with federal funds, and
the city would lose the funding if


it were not spent, he said.
The city needs to make the
planned purchase of a building
complex east of Bartow
Municipal Airport because the
department is too crowded in its
present quarters, DeLegge said,
and various items of equipment
are stored in different locations.
Purchase of that building will
come from the "electric deferred
income" fund, not from general
operating money, and restoration
of the buildings will be done by
the city public works depart-
ment, he said. ,-
"There won't be any impact on
the budget," he added.
DeLegge said the budget
allows a three-percent pay raise
for city 'employees. He recom-
mended against a p~y 'freeze,
saying that last year's raises
were two percent.
Commissioners reviewed the
158-page budget, which weighs


one pound, 10.6 ounces, without
making any changes beyond the
ones recommended by DeLegge.
They agreed, subject to adop-
tion of an ordinance, to impose an
impact fee averaging $1,067 per
new house built in Bartow to pay
for parks and recreation facili-
ties. Because facilities already
have been built, the money can
be used for anything, Gene Boles,
the city's impact fee consultant,
told the commission. The
recoupmentt fee" is projected to
bring in $133,375 in the coming
fiscal year.
Boles also recommended
impact fees of $1,050 per home
for roads, and from $474 to $884,
depending on home size, for other
public facilities, such as city hall
and the police and fire stations.
Commissioners said they
would consider those fees when-
ever DeLegge presents them for a
vote.


Florida Park Service Honored

Operation Purple Program


Florida Park Service has been
honored by members of Opera-
tion Purple, a program for teen-
age military children with de-
ployed parents,
The Florida Park Service coor-
dinated a camping trip through
seven state parks for Operation
Purple members to alleviate the
teenagers' stress and foster a
greater appreciation for Florida's
natural resources.
,"Operation Purple is a signifi-
cant, positive organization, and
Florida State Parks was proud to
participate in their summer
camp program,", Florida State
Parks Director Mike Bullock
said. "From exploring beautiful
natural Florida landscapes to
celebrating our rich cultural and
historical heritage, Florida's
state parks offer a variety of
educational and recreational op-
portunities to introduce Opera-
tion Purple campers to the Real
Florida."
Nearly 60 Operation Purple
campers, ages 13 to 15, began
and ended their journey at Eglin
Air Force Base in Northwest
Florida.
From there, campers jour-


neyed throughout the state, ex-
iploring Florida's historical and
natural state parks while visit-
ing military bases to learn about
techniques employed during
military missions.
Campers experienced real-life
military mission situations, in-
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briefings and camping military-
style.
Operation Purple visited Ste-
phen Foster Folk Culture Center,
State Park, Suwannee River
State Park, Rock Springs 'Run
Preserve State Park, Kisgimmee
Prairie Preserve State Park, We-
kiwa Springs State Park, John
Pennekamp Coral Reefi State
Park and finally experienced
snorkeling at Bahia Honda State
Park.
Operation Purple is t na-
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children deal with deployment-
related issues.
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Water Flow


(Continued from Page 1A)\
condition." A heavy build-up of
corrosion can have "a significant
impact" on water flow, he added:-
The pipes now in, the down-
town area were installed in 1970,
Pickard told the commission. *
"I still don't know what the'
problem was," Longworth told
his fellow commissioners.
"I have the same feeling yoti
do," Huff said.

It Could
Happen Again

"It sounds like the same thing
would happen in another fire,;'
Hinton said.
He asked if the department,
could "run a live drill" to see how
much water can be pumped from'
downtown fire hydrants.
"Yeah, you would like to stress
the system as much as you can,"
Bridges replied.
Longworth closed the discus-.'.
sion by observing: "We need to-
see what needs to be done."
Later in the meeting, Gerald.
Cochran suggested that the solu-
tion is to run two 16-inch water:
mains through the downtown'-
area from the old water plant-.
behind the police and fire sta-
tions.
Pat Frankenburger told the
commission that it is obvious
that there wasn't an adequate
flow at the fire scene.
"They did not get 3,000 gallons
per minute.
"I feel like there might be .'
vendetta by some people against.:
the fire department," he said.
Frankenburger showed com-'
missioners a photo published in'.
The Democrat of a weak stream
of water coming from one hose as.,
proof of inadequate water supply.:-
At a 2003 visioning session,
Robinson requested increased,-
fire flow in older sections of'
Bartow, including the downtown
area, he said.
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Polk County Support Groups


Amputee Support Group
Amputee Support group meets
;he last Wednesday of each month
it 6 p.m. at Winter Haven
hospital's Outpatient Rehab
services at the Gil Jones
building, 3425 Lake Alfred Road
Hwy. 17), Winter Haven.
The interactive group offers
information and support for
amputees, their families and
their friends faced with physical
challenges or loss. The group is
facilitated by a physical therapist
with input from area prostheti-
isists and physicians.
For more information, call 292-
4060.

Aphasia and Stroke
Support Group
Aphasia Support group meets
on the first Thursday of each
month from 3 to 4:30 p.m. in the
education classrooms of Winter
Haven Hospital.
,The group is for people having
difficulty with communication
skills which may occur after a
stroke or head injury.
For more information, call 293-
1121, ext. 2726. Call in advance
for possible schedule changes

Arthritis, Fibromyalgia
& Chronic Fatigue
Support Group
Arthritis, Fibromyalgia &
Chronic Fatigue Support Group
meets the first Tuesday of each
month at 2 p.m. in Lake Wales
Medical Center ECF conference
room.
The group is for anyone deal-
ing with these problems and
chronic pain.
For more information call Rose
DeRosa, RN, at 676-1433, ext.
4166.

Bariatric Surgery &
Gastric By-pass
Support Group
Bariatric Surgery & Gastric
Bypass Surgery Support Group is
fdr patients who have had this
surgery. at any hospital.
Attendance also is encouraged for
p bple who are considering hav-
ing the surgery in the future.
Family members, friends or sup-
port persons may attend with the
pAtient.
flThe group ineets on the second
Thursday of each month at 7 p.m.
in, the Winter "Haven Hospital
education classroom area.
No fee is charged and registra-
tisn is not necessary.
-For more information or direc-
tigns, call the Winter Haven
Hospital Health Connection at
291-6705 or 1-800-416-6705,
weekdays between 8 a.m. and 4
p.m.

Brain Injury
SSupport Group
,Brain Injury Support Group
meets the fourth Tuesday of each
month from 7 to 8:30 p.m. at
Grace Lutheran Church's Senior
Center, 327 Avenue C, S.E., in
Winter Haven.
,Those with injuries or their
faihily members are welcome.
*For more information, call Pat
Mulder, RN, Winter Haven
Hospital, at 292-4061, ext. 4941.

Breast Cancer
Support Group
iUpfront, a monthly breast can-
cer support group hosted by,
Bartow Regional Medical Center,
meets the first Monday of every
m nth, at 7 p.m., in Classroom 2
atthe hospital.
Those who have a history of
breast cancer or are currently in
treatment are invited to attend.
There is no charge and refresh-
ments are provided. For more
information, telephone Candy
Grhbbs at 533-8432.
Woman To Woman, a support
group for women with breast can-
cei meets the second Monday of
each month from 7 to 8 p.m. in the
administrative board room of
Regency Medical Center, First
Street, Winter Haven.
For more information, call
Winter Haven Hospital's Health
Connection office at 291-6705 or
1-800-416-6705, or the American
Cancer Society at 294-0661.

: Cancer Support Group
Cancer Support group meets
thd second Wednesday of each
month from 1:30 to 3 p.m. in the
day room on Street Four at
Winter Haven Hospital.
The group is for patients and
families. Special speakers are


sometimes scheduled.
SFor more information, call the
Health Connection office at 291-
705 or 1-800-416-6705, Monday-
rirday, 8 a.m.-4 p.m.

Caregiver
Support Group
Family Caregiver Support
}roup meets on the second
Tuesday of each month at 1:30


p.m. in the Lake Wales Medical
Center cafeteria conference room.
For more information, call
Rose DeRosa at 676-1433, ext.
4166.
Caregiver Support Group
meets on the first Monday of each
month at 1 p.m. in the conference
room of Winter Haven Hospital's
Center for Psychiatry. For more
information call 291-6060.
A caregiver is defined as any
person, regardless of age, who has
the responsibility of caring for
another individual's needs, such
as personal care, household man-
agement, paying bills and safety.
The caregiver may be a family
member, neighbor or person who
is paid for such services.

Debtors
Support Group
Designed to help those strug-
gling with living within their
incomes, the group meets the
fourth Thursday of every month,
from 7 to 8 p.m., at Auburndale
Library, 100 West Bridgers
Avenue. The group uses practical
money management techniques
and support to relieve stress by
taking control of finances.
For more information call
Spectrum Resources at 967-0660.

Diabetes Support Group
Diabetes Support Group meets
on the second Tuesday of each
month at 4 p.m. in the education
classrooms at Winter Haven
Hospital, 200 Avenue F, N.E.
The group offers discussions,
special speakers, recipe sharing
and support for those with dia-
betes and their support persons.
For more information, call
Winter Haven Hospital
Educational Services at 297-1706.
Diabetes Support Group also
meets the first Wednesday of each
month at 2 p.m. in the first floor
classroom of the Extended Care
Facility Lake Wales Medical
Center.
For more information on the
Lake Wales meeting, call Rose
DeRosa at 676-1433, ext. 4166.

Diabetes Education
Program
"Living With Diabetes," an
educational series, meets on the
first four Wednesdays of each
month, from 1 to 3 p.m., in the
education classrooms at Winter


Haven Hospital.
The program is designed to
motivate those with diabetes to
follow their treatment plans to
enhance a full life and to prevent
complications.
Cost for the program is $25.
Pre-registration is required by
calling 297-1706, Monday-Friday,
8 a.m. to 4 p.m. ,
Classes are held the first four
Thursday of each month, from 2
to 4 p.m., in the first floor class-/'
room of the extended care facility
at Lake Wales Medical Center.
For more information or to regis-
ter, call Rose DeRosa at 676-1433,
ext. 4166.

Domestic Violence
Support Group
Domestic Violence Support
Group meets every Tuesday at 4
p.m. at the Resource Center for
Women, 711 Sixth Street, N.W.,
Winter Haven.
For more information, call 294-
5318.
Epilepsy Support Group
Epilepsy Support Group meets
the second Tuesday of each month
at 2 p.m. in Classroom C of the
education department at Winter
Haven Hospital.
The group is designed to help
those who have epilepsy and
those who help care for them.
For more information, call 686-
5880.

Esteem Graduate
Support Group
Esteem Graduate Support
Group meets the first Monday of
each month at noon at Ryan's
Restaurant in Winter Haven.
(Lunch is optional.) '
For more information, call 292-
4061, ext. 4939.

Financial Caregivers
Support Group
For Adult Caregivers
of Parents
KonectUs, LLC, Daily Money
Managers offers support and edu-
cation for those who are unable or
don't want to take on the daily
money management of parents,
including balancing the check-
book, bank statements, making
payments and dealing with insur-
ance claims and medical bills.
The group meets the fourth
Thursday of every month, from 7


to 8 p.m., at Auburndale Library,
100 West Bridgers Avenue.
For more information, call Jan
Shore at 967-6613.

Grateful Overcomers
12-Step Group
Grateful Overcomers, a 12-step
recovery program, offers materi-
als, support and help for those
who struggle with addictive com-
pulsive behavioral issues, such as
alcoholism, drug addiction and
eating disorders.
The group meets each
Thursday at 7 p. m. at
Cornerstone Church in Fort
Meade, and offers information
and help for more than 30 named
compulsive disorders. For help or
information can call 285-8255.

Heart To Heart
Support Group
Heart To Heart Support Group
meets at 3 p.m. on the second
Wednesday of each month in the
Swannn FIve conference room at
Winter Haven Hospital, 200
Avenue F, N.E..
The support group is for those-

who have any type of cardiac
problems and their family mem-
bers.
For more information, call
291-6705 or 1-800-416-6705,
weekdays from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Hepatitis
Support Group
Hepatitis Support Group
meets the third Thursday of every
month from 6 to 7:30 p.m. at
Bartow Memorial Hospital in
Classroom #1 (to the right off the
main lobby), 2200 Osprey Blvd.
This support group is for any-
one infected with or affected by
chronic hepatitis and liver dis-
ease, or interested in learning
more about this subject. Speakers
and presentations provide educa-
tion on topics of interest related to
hepatitis and liver disease,
patients and their families can
network with others who have
similar experiences, and get infor-
mation on hepatitis and liver dis-
ease. For more information call
Karyn D'Amico, Polk County
Health Department hepatitis pre-
vention, at 519-8240, ext. 1212, or
Jan Dalessandro, RN, 640-4711.


Insulin Pump Support


Group
Insulin Pump Support Group
meets the third Thursday of each
month at 6:30 p.m. in the educa-
tion classrooms of Winter Haven
Hospital.
Call 297-1706 for more infor-
mation.

Leukemia and Lymphoma
Support Group
Leukemia and Lymphoma
Support Group meets from 2 to
3:30 p.m. on the second and
fourth Mondays of each month at
Trinity Congregational Church's
parish house, 1011 SR 540 West,
Winter Haven (Winterlake Road,
one mile west of Sertoma Park).
Those interested in these top-
ics are welcome to attend; no
appointment is necessary. For
more information or directions,
call Winter Haven Hospital at
293-1121, ext. 1877.

Lupus Information &
Support Group
Lupus Information & Support
Group is sponsored by the Polk
COunty Branch of the Lupus
Foundation.
For more information, call 956-
3904.

Mothers Against
Meth-Amphetamines
(M.A.M.A.)
Mothers Against Meth-
Amphetamines is a faith-based
program that provides drug edu-
cation and rehabilitation
resources for the addict, family
members and the community.
Weekly meetings are held at
two locations:
Family Group and Recovery
Group, Mondays, 6:3.0-7:30 p.m.,
Trinity Christian Center, 4416
East CR 540A, Lakeland, 646-
2860; Family Group, Thursdays,
6-7 p.m., K-Ville Assembly of God,
4155 K-Ville Ave., Auburndale,
665-0302.
For more information, call
Leland Ministries at 863-533-
1675.

NAMI
The National Alliance for the
Mentally Ill of Polk County holds
monthly education meetings on
each third Tuesday at 7 p.m.
Meetings are held at St.
David's EpiscopalChurch, 145 E.
Edgewood Drive, Lakeland.


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South Winter Haven 5540 Cypress Gardens Boulevard
Auburndale 2146 U.S. Hwy. 92 W.
Haines City ioo6 Old Polk City Road
Tower-Lakeland 129 South Kentucky Avenue
Central Lakeland 1551 Gary Rd. / Hollingsworth 3008 S. Florida Ave.
South Lakeland 6040 South Florida Avenue
North Lakeland 1090 Wedgewood Estates Blvd.
North Sebring 6105 U.S. 27 N. / South Sebring 3863 U.S. 27 S.
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New Hope Family
Support Group
New Hope Family Support
group meets on the second
Tuesday of each month at 7 p.m.
at Regency Medical Center in
Winter Haven.
The meetings are open to fami-
lies who have experienced the loss
of a baby through miscarriage,
ectopic pregnancy, stillbirth or
newborn death, whether recently
or several years past.
For more information, call
Trish King at 325-9725 or Judy
Hagler at 294-7020.

Organ Donor Awareness
Support Group
Lifelink Donor Awareness and
Support Group of Polk and
Hardee Counties meets on the
second Monday of each month
from 6:30 to 8 p.m. in Winter
Haven Hospital Classroom F.
The purpose of the group is to
increase awareness of organ and
tissue donation in the Central
Florida area, to motivate people
to think and talk about organ and
tissue donation in schools, civic
groups and churches, and to sup-
port these families. Lifelink
and/or trained volunteers will
present the program.
Anyone waiting for a trans-
plant or those interested in volun-
teering in this area are invited to
attend.

Ostomy Club
(Support Group)
Ostomy Club meets on the sec-
ond Tuesday of each month at 10
a.m. in Winter Haven Hospital's
education classrooms, 200 Avenue
F. .
The club meets from January
through April each year, but a
meeting is scheduled for Tuesday,
Dec. 9.
The interactive group offers
information and support for
patients and families, helping
members learn how to care for
themselves and deal with a. new
challenge.
For more information, call 293-
1121, ext. 1511.


Parkinson's Support Group of
Polk County meets on the third
Wednesday of each month at 10
a.m. at Spring Haven Retirement
Community, 1225 Havendale
Boulevard, in Winter Haven.
Anyone with Parkinson's or
their caregivers are invited.
For more information, call
Spring Haven Retirement
Community at 293-0072.

Prostate Cancer
Support Group
Prostate Cancer Support group
meets the second Tuesday of each
month from 1 to 2 p.m. in the day
room on the fourth floor of the
Street Building at Winter Haven
Hospital.
Meetings include educational
lectures, assistance with making
informed choices and enhancing
coping skills, as well as sharing
and support. The group is spon-
sored by WHH oncology services.
For more information, call Rev.
Bill Allen, WHH chaplain, at 297-
1121, ext. 1877.

Pulmonary
Support Group
Pulmonary Support Group of
Polk County meets at 11 a.m. on
the second Tuesday of each month
at Mary Sand Clinic Respiratory
Disease Center, 1805 Hobbs
Road, Auburndale. These meet-
ings are open to anyone with a
breathing difficulty.
For information or directions,
call 965-5400.

Shoulder To Lean On
This group meets every
Tuesday from noon to 1 p.m. at
Polk Works One Stop Center. Call
294-5318 for information.

Stroke Support Group
Stroke Support Group meets
the first Wednesday of every
month in the dining room of the
Mid-Florida Rehabilitation
Center located on Swann 7 at
Winter Haven Hospital. The
group meets from 3 to 4 p.m.
The group is for stroke patients
and their families.
For more information, call
Marcia Webb, MSW, LCSW, clini-
cal social worker, at 297-1807.


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Wayne Brady To

Headline Gator Growl


Wayne Brady has been signed
to appear at the 80th annual
University of Florida pep rally,
Gator Growl, to be held Fri., Oct.
7, at Ben Hill Griffin Stadium.
Brady is best known for his
Emmy award-winning role on
the television show "Whose Line
Is It Anyway?" He has recently
been traveling across the coun-
try with his new improvisational
show, "Wayne Brady and
Friends."
"I had the opportunity to see
Wayne Brady last month at his
show in Las Vegas and I was ab-
solutely blown away," said Gator
Growl Producer Robert Car-


mody. "I'm sure it will be the
same for everyone attending Ga-
tor Growl."
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General public admission tickets
are $18 each.
General public admission tick-
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George Morales Wins

Two Races in Georgia


1OA


Fastruck driver George Mo-
rales took a big victory at the Al-
bany Speedway in June and fol-
lowed it up with a great drive to
the front at Watermelon Capital
Speedway in Cordele.
Morales would clock in with
the fastest time in qualifying,
but due to his win at Albany
would start no better than 12th.
He had to maneuver his vehicle
all over the track as well as a
dose of patience to find his way
to the front.
It would be his second win in
as many races in the state of
Georgia.
"We had a great truck and my


crew is just awesome. We could
go anywhere on the track and
starting 12th we needed that.
We started a bit slow but things
are really clicking right now,"
Morales said.
The team will now head to
Ocala on Sunday, July 31, for
the next event, a place where
Morales grabbed second last
time there.
"We are excited to go to Ocala
again," Morales said. "We feel if
the race had not been cut short
due to rain last time we had a
shot at the win there, but start-
ing 12th there will be some hard
work. We will try hard."


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AFTER BEING SENT TO the loser's bracket,
the Bartow Intimidators U-12 softball team ral-
lied to win a third place finish in the FAST Sports
national tournament in Ocoee. In doing so, the
team ended up playing more games than any
other team in the tournament 11. Team mem-


bers include (not in order) Jessica Barnes, Emily
Sanders, Kim Brooker, Lindsey Martin, Marissa
Ortez, Tiffany Rowlette, Lizzy Glass, Mariah Rey-
nolds, Melissa Lanier, Sydney Jones and Erin
Johnson. (Photo provided)


Bartow Softball Team Takes Third

Place in National U-12 Tourney


Lakeland USCG Auxillary
Holding Boating Safety Course


Lakeland's United States
Coast Guard auxiliary unit, Flo-
tilla 7-1, is holding a three night
course on boating safety.
The class, entitled "America's
Boating Course," will be held in
the Peggy Brown Building in
Lakeland starting Wednesday-
day, Aug. 3, from 7:30 to 9:30


p.m. for all three nights.
Cost is $35, which covers ma-
terials.
The class is limited to just 10
people, so early reservations are
reccomended.
To secure a spot or for more
information, contact Al Minch at
646-4630 before Monday, Aug. 1.


The Bartow Intimidators 12
and under softball team placed
third in the FAST Sports na-
tional softball tournament held
in Ocoee last week.
The team finished second run-
ner up to fellow Florida team,
the Clearwater Bullets, who
came in second, and tournament
champion Smokey Mountain
Sting from North Carolina.
Teams from all across the na-
tion participated in the tourna-
ment including teams from
Texas, New York, Nevada, North
Carolina and Florida.
Bartow won seven out of 11
games to secure the third place
finish.
Four girls on the team were
named game MVP's as well: Jes-
sica Barnes, shortstop; Emily
Sanders, second base; Kim
Brooker, catcher and outfield;


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July 21 to July 24
Thursday
Lakeland Tigers at home vs.
Tampa, 7 p.m.
Friday
Lakeland Tigers at Tampa, 7
p.m.
Winter Haven Warthogs at
Winter Park, 7 p.m.
Devil Rays at home vs. Ori-
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WH Track
Club Holding
Car Wash

The Greater Winter Haven
PAL Track Club will be having a
car wash on Saturday, July 23,
at the Auto Zone in Winter Ha-
ven on Avenue T, starting at 8
a.m.
The wash will raise funds to
send 12 athletes to the Junior
Olympics, held this year in New
Orleans, La.


and Lindsey Martin, twice as
pitcher.
Martin pitched in 10 of the 11
games, including 23 consecutive
innings during a three game
span on July 16 before the team
was eliminated. She was as-
sisted by fellow pitcher Marissa
Ortez.
The Intimidator coaching staff
was pleased with the toughness
the team showed by coming back
from the losers' bracket to
snatch third place. The girls also
had to fight off fatigue as no
other team in the tournament
played as many games as Bar-
tow.
Defensively, Tiffany Rowlette
was a reliable fixture behind the
plate, Lizzy Glass made some
nice plays at first, and the group
of Mariah Reynolds, Melissa La-
nier, Sydney Jones and Erin


Florida's hunting community
and the Florida Fish and Wild-
life Conservation Commission.
(FWC) will be meeting in Or-
lando for the "2005 Summit on
the Future of Hunting in Flor-
ida" on Aug. 11-13 at the Rosen
Centre Hotel on International
Drive.
"The summit is a major effort
with the mission of bringing
hunters together to plan a course
of action to help ensure a
brighter future for the sport of
hunting in Florida," said Bill
Marvin, Florida Chapter Presi-
dent of the National Wild Tur-
key Federation and hunting
summit steering committee
chairman.
The summit's aim is to:
Rally the hunting commu-
nity and hunting organizations
to develop and adopt a statewide
initiative to help secure the fu-
ture of hunting in Florida;
Challenge all hunting or-
ganizations and groups to be-
come actively involved in partici-
pating in this initiative;
Enable more Floridians to
enjoy hunting and become ac-
tively engaged in conservation of
fish and wildlife resources.
"It is clear that Florida's
hunters are extremely passion-
ate about the traditions and
heritage of. hunting," Marvin
satd. "The summit will help fo-
cus this passion on building a se-
cure future for hunting arid m'ak-


Johnson rounded out the defense
in the outfield.
Offensively, Sanders, Booker
and Barnes all had triples. Jones
had the hottest bat for the tour-
nament and was able to place
the ball without striking out
once.
Barnes also received another
exciting honor Player of the
Day on July 12 which earned
her two free tickets to Wet and
Wild. After each game, coaches
would name an opposing player
as a merit for a good game. Two
entries were selected each day at
random and named the "Player
of the Day."
Up next for the Intimidators
is the National Softball Associa-
tion Nationals at Rock Hill, S.C.
later this summer.


ing sure hunters continue to play
a major role in conserving Flori-
da's wildlife for future genera-
tions."
The summit is intended to be
an interactive workshop where
participants are encouraged to
help develop ideas and action
plans and will be challenged to
take an active role in preserving
the future of hunting in Florida.
The meeting is open to anyone
who is concerned with the issue
and ready for the challenge of
helping come up with viable so-
lutions.
Space is limited, and registra-
tion is on a first-come, first-
served basis. Anyone interested
in participating can request a
registration form by e-mailing
johnroth@('cmcmtg.com or by
writing to: Complete Meeting
Concepts, Attn.: Future of Hunt-
ing. Summit, 7380 Sand Lake
Rd.,' Suite 500, Orlando, FL
32819.
A $50 registration fee covers
all meals during the summit.
Hotel reservations can be made
by calling the Rosen Centre Ho-
tel at 1-800-204-7234. Indicate
you are making a reservation for
the Hunting Summit to receive a
discounted room rate.
For more information on the
2005 Summit on the Future of
Hunting in Florida, visit
MyFWC.com/hunting/summit.


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Casey Taylor and I recently
returned from a mini-vacation to
Gainesville and surrounding
areas.
This getaway was equal parts
exercise and education. We
toured Kanapaha Botanical
Gardens, the Museum of Natural
History, Paynes Prairie State
Preserve, and the quaint, historic
towns of Micanopy, Cross Creek,
Cedar Key, and Crystal River.
Kanapaha Gardens is so
named for its proximity to Lake
Kanapaha.
The word Kanapaha (Kuh-
NAP-uh-hah) is derived from
two Timuqua Indian words that
mean "palmetto leaves" and
"house." This refers back to
thatched dwellings which
housed early human inhabitants
of the area along the lake.
Indeed, large chert boulders
bearing Indian quarry marks
may be seen around the gardens.
Among the many native and
introduced plant varieties which
appear in the park was the Osage
orange. In the days before
barbed wire fences, this tree was
planted as a hedgerow plant, due
to its spiny nature. The wood
was used by the Osage Indians
for bows. The fruit, through
inedible, is reputed to repel
roaches and other insects.
The stately loblolly pine was
represented. Indians and settlers
alike discovered its seeds and
inner bark to be edible.
Many varieties of bamboo
thrive here, such as Wong Chuk,
which has been used for weav-
ing, and has earned the nick-
name "Weaver's Bamboo."
Bamboo was brought here and
planted in the late 19th and early


Pond system utilizing Gainesville sewage treatment return water at Kanapaha Gardens



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20th centuries, just about the
time the Chinese were cutting
theirs to make room for agricul-
tural ventures.
Originally an Indian game
trail, the old entrance road into
the gardens was the route used
by noted English naturalist
William Bartram.
About the time of the
American Revolution, Bartram
described the Lake Kanapaha
area in vivid detail. It was
Bartram who, in 1774, pro-
nounced that marshes, such as
Paynes Prairie, needed both high
and low water levels to maintain
their systems dynamic nature.
The Florida Museum of
Natural History is an exquisitely
illustrated history of ancient life
in Florida. It contains, among
other things, the world's largest
collection of Spanish Colonial
artifacts and prehistoric Florida
artifacts.
The beautifully realistic diora-
mas depict an early Florida.
Many fossil skeletons were
depicted in natural surround-
ings, including mastodon and
mammoth, giant sloths and
camels.
There is even a glyptodont, an
animal resembling an armadillo
the size of a Volkswagon Beetle.
After buying a porcelain plate
from an antique dealer in historic
Micanopy (named for Chief
Micanopy), and making pictures
of the Micanopy Historical
Museum and gorgeous Herlong
Mansion, we drove to Cedar Key.
Cedar Key, another quaint old
Florida town, claims to be the
second oldest town in Florida,
and has been named "Best Rural
City in the U.S."


Casey and I dined at Frog's
Caf6, because of its unique rustic
appearance, and because it hung
out over the ocean. We were
rewarded by the absolute best
crab bisque we had ever had.
The Crystal River Nuclear
Power Plant was visible nearly
50 miles away, from our seats
inside Frog's.
A visit to Crystal River
Archaeological Site rounded out
the trip and brought into focus
the artifacts and shell middens
portrayed at the museum.
The interpretive center at the
site contains a very impressive
collection of Indian projectile
points, scrapers, bird and banner
stones, and other artifacts both
locally made and easily identifi-
able trade goods, revealing infor-
mation from Clovis and Paleo
times.
Those utilizing this site are
identified as the Deptford,
Weedon Island and Safety
Harbor cultures.
The site contains a ceremonial
plaza, which was not only used
for ceremonies, but also for play-
ing the chunky game with
chunky stones. It contains two
stelae, two temple mounds and
burial mounds.
Temple mound "A" overlooks
the beautiful Crystal River
waterway, and is almost as rigor-
ous a climb as the four-story
observation tower overlooking
Paynes Prairie.
Of these cultures, the Weedon
Island culture is probably the
best-known group, arising in the
late Woodland Southeast period,
about two centuries after Christ.


Start of Great Florida
Prairie State Preserve.


Birding Trail at Paynes


Water lilies on a pond at
Kanapaha Gardens (left).


Micanopy Historical Museum
(above).
Casey Taylor stands under
Wong Chuk bamboo at Kanapaha
Gardens (right).
Butterfly/hummingbird gar-
den at Kanapaha Gardens (below).


Dutchman's pipe in vinery section at Kanapaha
Gardens.


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Women's Club
Sets Interior
Design Demo,
Luncheon
Christian Women's Club
South of Lakeland will hold an
interior design demonstration
and luncheon Wednesday, Aug. 3,
from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., at The
Club at Eaglebrooke.
Alise Armstrong,. designer at
Sunshine Interiors,-:.will present
the program "A New Look For
Your Home This Fall."
Music will be provided by Dee
Runge, soloist, of Lakeland.
Guest speaker is Ann Parrish
of New Smyrna. Her topic is
"Bugs in your teeth and other
white knuckle stories for motor-
cycle enthusiasts." :
The cost is $14.50 inclusive.
Childcare is available for pre-
schoolers free of charge.
Reservations and cancella-
tions must be made by Sunday,
July 31, by calling Dee at 425-
2604, Wylene at S59-7,773, or e-
mail RUNMD@juno.com.
Christian Women's -Club is
part of Stonecroft Ministries, is
non-denominational' and there
are no membership fees.


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The Faith Family Singers will perform in concert Saturday, July
23, at Word of Life Worship Center in Highland City The concert will
begin at 7:30 p.m. The church is located at 5460 Eighth Street. -
(Photo provided)


New Fine Arts Director Named
At Lakeland First Presbyterian


Dr. Daniel Gordon, professor of
music at Crane School of Music,
The State University of New York
at Potsdam, has accepted an invi-
tation to become the director of
fine arts ministries at First
Presbyterian Church of
Lakeland.
:Dr. Gordon has degrees from
the State University of New York
at Fredonia (B.M.), and Florida
State University (M.M.E. and
Ph.D.).
He studied conducting with
Rodney Eichenberger, Andr6
Thomas, Colleen. Kirk, and
Clayton Krehbiel. He previously
was the music director for Winter
Park High School, and the cast-
ing director -for Walt Disney
World.
In addition to his work at
Crane Music School, he is the
musical director for the Ottawa
Choral Society in Canada, and
the choir directorof the Canton;
N.Y., Presbyterian Church.
Dr. 'Gordon was recently hon-
ored by the State University of
New York as one of New York's
most important .and innovative


scholars for his accomplishments
in the field of music. He was a sig-
nificant contributor to the propos-
al for SUNY Potsdam's New York
City Initiative: "Music Educators
for New York City."
Dr. Gordon and his wife, Mary
Grace, have two sons. Their old-
est son will be a first-year student
at Rollins College.
Mary Grace is a professional
'actor and has appeared in many
leading stage roles throughout
the United States.
Dr. Gordon will be the fourth
choir director in the history of
First Presbyterian Church of
Lakeland, which was established
in 1885.
First Presbyterian Church is
located at 175 Lake
Hollingsworth Drive, and is a
member of the Confessing
Church Movement of the PC.
For more information about
the church, ,its mission,, and
church events, call the church
office Monday through Friday,
from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., at 686-
7187.


I Musings From God's Penman


All In a Week's Work


By REV. JAMES L. SNYDER
I only made one mistake last
week, which is something of a
record for me.
I try limiting mistakes to one
at a time, but not always in
sequential order. I once tried to
make my mistakes in logical
order, but it turned out to be a
mistake.
The one faux pas I made was
taking Monday off. ,
Late Sunday evening, I pro-
posed to my wife that we take
Monday off, suggesting a contest
to see who could sleep in the
longest.
The Gracious Mistress of the
Parsonage readily agreed to my
plan. This should have been a tip
off for me.
We also decided on Monday to
have a "loafing contest" to see
who was the best loafer. Up to
this point, I assumed superiority
in this area.
Many things fall into the cate-
gory of not being able to do by
Yours Truly, but not this.
Therefore, I concluded I had this
contest in the bag, so to speak.
Monday turned out to be a ter-
rific day. Unfortunately, my wife
won the best loafer contest, but it
was all in good fun and we cer-
tainly enjoyed our day off.
That was Monday.
Starting on Tuesday, my week
took a decidedly different turn.
First, my computer crashed,
leaving me stranded. Nothing is,
quite as frustrating as having
your computer out of commission


for a long period of time.
I set off to take my computer to
the repair shop. On the way, the
car radiator broke.
How these things break, I have
no idea. All I know is the little red
light on the dashboard was on
and I knew I was in trouble.
I barely got the car to the
garage. When the mechanic lifted
the hood and examined my
engine, he rubbed his hands with
a mischievous glee and looked at
me with a smile smeared all over
his puss.
I knew I was in trouble.
"Reverend," he taunted, "your
radiator is shot to pieces." ,
I had no idea what that meant,
but I knew it involved lots of
money being transferred from my
account to his account.
I left my car there what else
could I do at the time?
My wife picked me up and we
took my computer to the repair
shop. When the repairperson
looked at my computer, she
rubbed her hands with a mischie-
vous glee and looked at me with a
smile splotched all over her kiss-
er.
I knew I was in trouble.
"Reverend," she sneered,
"Your hard drive is shot to pieces."
I had no idea what that meant,
but I knew it involved lots of
money being transferred from my
account to her account.
I left my computer at the
repair shop and drove to the
optometrist to have my eyes
checked. When the doctor saw
me, he rubbed his hands with a


mischievous glee and looked at
me with a smile glowing all over
his face.
I knew I was in trouble.
"Reverend," he observed,
"Your glasses need replacing."
I knew what that meant and
perceived it involved lots of
money being transferred from my
account to his account.
I left my glasses at the doctor's
office to be sent away for new
lenses.
I now do not have glasses to
see. Fortunately, I don't have a
car to drive, nor do I have my
computer to work.
I do have backup glasses, .but
they are only good for backing up.
Somehow, a theme was devel-
oping for my week.
Between my car, my computer,
and my new glasses, the week
was drenched with out-of-pocket
expenses for which I had run out
of pockets.
To make matters worse, or bet-
ter depending on your perspec-
tive, 'I had a wedding to perform
toward the end of the week.
Friday night was the rehearsal,
and Saturday afternoon was the
wedding ceremony itself.
I possibly could do without my
car, but all my wedding informa-
tion and ceremony was neatly
stored on my computer. If worse
came to worse, and it probably
will, I can always ad lib a wed-
ding ceremony. I've done so many
through the years I probably
could do it in my sleep.
Whether I can do it awake was
another story.


Along about Thursday, I was
feeling rather blue about the
whole week. Nothing seemed to
go right for me plus, I did not
know where I was going to get the
money to pay for these unforeseen
expenses.
The wedding rehearsal on
Friday was set for 6:30, and my
computer was ready at 6:15. Now,
that's cutting the wedding cake
rather close.
Between the car and computer
repairs, I did not know how I was
going to pay for both. Have you
ever noticed when everything
seems to go wrong, something
unexpected happens?
While I was bemoaning my
unfortunate week, several things
happened.
One, I received an unexpected
check from a magazine publish-
ing some of my articles.
Two, I received an honorarium
for the wedding something I
wasn't expecting.
These two checks covered my
unexpected expenses for the
week.
Third, the hard drive on my
computer had a warranty and I
did not have to pay for it.
Thinking about my week, a
wonderful verse of scripture
romped through my mind.
"And let us not be weary in
well doing: for in due season we
shall reap, if we faint not"
(Galatians 6:9 KJV).
Fainting is always an option,
but the person who refuses to
allow his week to make him
weary will reap God's blessing.


Youth Minister Dylan
McKeeman and Hanna Oates of
Associate Reformed Presbyterian
Church in Bartow will be in a
group of 14 Polk County residents
traveling to Inisabul, Wales, as
teachers and instructors for a
seven-day Vacation Bible School.
The school will consist of
morning Bible studies, sports
events in the afternoons, and
youth coffee house meetings in
the evenings, McKeeman said.
The group will be flying to
London for two days of sightsee-
ing prior to their" arrival in
Inisabul. '
This week, members of the


church youth group are -in
Melbourne Beach for a five-day
training session called Camp
Sunshine.
Theme for the camp is
"Becoming Stronger In Faith."
Attending from Bartow ARP
are Joe Carvajal, Henry Brogden,
and Brett Horn.
Charles Clendinen, associate
pastor at ARP, will join the group
July 21.

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VBS Begins Monday at McLeod
Memorial Presbyterian Church


Children aged 4 through 12
are invited to join McLeod
Memorial Presbyterian Church in
Bartow for its "Kingdom of the
Son" Vacation Bible School
Monday through Friday, July 25-
29.
"We're ready for a Vacation
Bible School your children will
never forget," Pastor. Jim
Mawhinney said.
Kingdom of the Son A
Prayer Safari creates a safari
atmosphere where children sing,


create crafts, play games, and
discover how to get to know God
through prayer.
Registration will. be, held from
6 to 6:30 p.m. Monday. Opening
assembly will be at 6:30, with
classes ending at 8:30 Monday
through Friday.
The church is located at 695
West Stuart Street..
For more information, call the
church office at 533-5433 from
8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.


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profound melancholy frequently throughout his adult life.
And, one of the important things he discovered was that we
simply cannot wait for the mood to pass so that we might
enter into happier times and activities. The gloom of depres-
sion will more likely clear when we force it out with happy
activities. As James said, "We do not sing because we are
happy; but, we are happy because we sing." Modern psy-
chologists have verified what James had experienced per-
sonally. In fact, a recent study found that individuals who
sang every day were significantly happier than those who
did not. Psychologists have known for years that physical
activity boosts our moods, and when they compare different
activities such as walking, jogging or dancing in terms of
their mood-elevating capacity, it turns out that singing has
the greatest effect on our happiness. So, get out there and
do something joyful, whether it is singing a song, dancing a
jig or skipping with your children and grandchildren.

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praise His name with dancing, making melody
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Guacamole
3 very ripe avocados, mashed
1 small sweet purple onion,
chopped small
1 green onion, chopped small
including the tops
4 to 6 cloves of garlic, minced
3 to 4 plum or Roam tomatoes,
chopped small
1/4 cup minced fresh cilantro
1 teaspoon sugar
-Juice of 3 limes
ISalt and fresh coarse ground
black pepper to taste
Mix all ingredients together
well and chill thoroughly before
serving.


Quick Guacamole
1 ripe avocado, mashed
1 tsp. lemon juice, or to taste
1 or 2 tbsp. salsa, or to taste
Mix together and enjoy with
chips.


Corn Relish or Salad
Kernels from 2 ears of fresh
corn .
I sweet purple onion, diced
2 green onions, chopped small,
including the greens
.1 .sweet red pepper, seeded
and diced.,
1 .small. hot. chili, seeded and
minced (optional or to taste)
1 or 2 canned chipotle chilies,
chopped
1/4 cup chopped fresh cilantro
1/4 cup chopped fresh parsley
1/4,.cup .chopped, fresh mint
leaves "-' -- -' ." -"1 -
1/2 .teaspoon crashedd cumin


seeds
2 teaspoons of sugar, or to
taste
salt and fresh coarse ground
black pepper to taste
1/4 cup olive oil
1/2 cup cider vinegar
Mix all together gently and
chill before serving. This is an
excellent relish to serve with
other foods or serve on crisp let-
tuce as a salad. If serving as a
salad, garnish with slices of
tomato and avocado.


Huaraches
(Stuffed Nopales)
Named for the flat soles of the
sandals they resemble.
6 large nopal cactus paddles,
cleaned
1/4 medium white onion
1 large garlic clove, peeled and
halved
Salt to taste
6 slices manchego, jack or
gouda cheese
1/4-1/2 cup flour
3 eggs, separated, at room
temperature
1/2 cup corn oil
Place the whole cactus pad-
dles, onion and garlic in a large
pot with water to cover and salt
to taste. Bring to a boil and cook
for- 15 minutes, or until the
nopales are tender but still firm.
Drain and rinse.
Starting at the wide, curved
end, carefully slice each paddle
horizontally, as if butterflying a
chop for stuffing. Do not cut all
the way through to the narrow
end (the thicker part where the
pad is attached to the main


Reflections






Fantastic Fellowship of Faith


By ROGER CAMPBELL

When my phone rang in the
we? hours of the morning, I lis-
tenred, -still half asleep, to the
voice of a depressed man calling
for help7afid asking if I would
meet him at his office.
Now, recognizing: the voice of
my, caller and suddenly wide
awake, I answered [that I would
be there as soon as possible.
Upon. entering the office of
thigh businessman, then' a nmem-
ber' of my church, I ,sensed the
seriousness of the situation and
realized T'Iight ha v leeni called
there-at It1iatrearly hour to pre-
vent a suicide,.
Thenr- this troubled man
spoke: 'You're not the best
preachervin the world and you're
not very -good looking," he said,
"but we think you love us."
After: this unusual beginning,
my depressed friend told me his
troubles, focusing primarily on
his precari9os financial position.
His .business was on the brink of
folding, his home. was in jeop-
ardy, and he didn't know what to
do. .. .
I ,pra-yed for him, encouraged
him to have faith, and finally
went on my way feeling the dan-
ger of suicide had passed:
A few weeks after that early
morning meeting, the man who
had-felt he was At the end of his
rope stood up in a church service
and, said 'he had never known
how much the people of the
church loved him. He told how
some had rallied to his, side, pre-
venting the loss of everything,
and had given him hope to go on.
The fellowship of faith had
lifted another stru gling person
from despair.., ,
Living and 'helping 'one an-
other has been a,hallmark of the
church from its beginning.
First century believers sold
their'possessions so they could
share with those who. -were in
need (Acts 2:45). "Beh61d how
they love one another," said
those who witnessed their love
in action.
Some choose to major on the
mistakes and inconsistencies of
the ,faithful, ever looking for..
flaws and "'constantly 'searching
for hypocrites to 'use. as excuses..
for not responding to God's love,
but these.doubters don't under-


stand the fantastic fellowship of
faith; they're unaware of the spe-
cial tie that binds believers to-
gether and causes them to lov-
ingly respond to those going
through difficult times.
This has been a week of ur-
gent prayer needs among people
I love a 14-month-old baby in
a Detroit hospital, a little boy in,
Arkansas with a painful illness,
two friends with heart condi-
tions, and others.
But none of these face their
difficulties alone. Phone calls, e-
mails, and other means of com-
munication have carried these
needs to an ever widening group
of people who have and are re-
sponding with prayers of faith to
heal those who are sick and en-
courage those who are discour-
aged.
Thirty-one years ago, when
my wife was hospitalized for
many weeks, someone appeared
at our door every night with a
fine meal for our family.
The fellowship of faith was at
work demonstrating how faith
works by love, but their partici-
pation in our pain went well be-
yond providing meals for this
kitchen challenged man and his
children. They kept praying for
Pauline's health to be restored.
This week we'll celebrate 55
years of marriage. Thanks to the
prayers of the fantastic fellow-
ship of faith, we're busier than
evei serving our Lord and to-
gether still.


1st Presbyterian
To Hold VBS
July 24-28
First Presbyterian Church of
Bartow will "go wild" Sunday,
July 24, through Thursday, July
28, as they begin their Vacation
Bible School, "Kingdom. of the
Son A Prayer Safari."
Pre-kindergarten through
fifth grade children are invited
to participate in Bible stories,
crafts, games, and songs, as they
learn the importance of prayer.
VBS, classes will be held
nightly from 5:30 to 8:30.
The church is located at 355
.South Florida Avenue.
For more information, call the
church office at 533-5005.


plant) but leave approximately 1-
1/2" uncut. Place a slice of cheese
between the two sections and
press flat.
Dredge the paddles in flour.
Beat egg whites until they form
stiff peaks, and fold in the lightly
beaten egg yolks.
Heat the oil in a large skillet
until a few drops of water sprin-
kled into it, bounce around. Dip
the stuffed nopales in the egg
batter to coat and fry in the hot
oil until golden brown on each
side. Serve immediately with red
salsa.
Serves 6.


Nopales in Chipotle Sauce
2 pounds nopal paddles,
cleaned and diced
1 pound tomatillos, husked
and roasted on a dry griddle or
comal
1/2 medium white onion,
peeled and chopped
2 cloves garlic, peeled and
chopped
2 canned or homemade chipo-
tles in adobo sauce
1/2 large white onion, peeled
and chopped.
1 tablespoon corn oil
Salt to taste
Place the nopales in a large
pot with salted water to cover.
Bring to a boil and cook 10 min-
utes. Drain and set aside.
Place the tomatillos, garlic
and chipotles in a blender and
puree.
In a medium saucepan, saute
the onion in the oil until the
onion is transparent. Add the
puree and the nopales, stir and
codk over low heat for 10-15 min-
utes. Serve hot with white rice,
beans and plenty of warm tor-
tillas for making tacos.
Serves 6.


Traditional Masa (Tamales)
1-1/3 cups lard, butter or
shortening
2 teaspoons baking powder
4 cups masa harina
2-1/2 cups cold liquid (chicken,
beef or vegetable broth, or fruit
juice for sweet tamales)
2-1/2 teaspoons salt for savory
tamales, or a pinch of salt plus
1/4 cup sugar for sweet tamales
With a electric mixer, beat
lard and baking powder until
light (3 to 5 minutes). With mixer
still running, slowly add masa
harina, liquid, salt, plus sugar if
making sweet tamales.
Masa is at right consistency
when you drop a small piece into.
a glass of water and it floats.
Chill before pressing into dried
corn husks, fresh corn leaves
cleaned of silk, or banana leaves.
Use your fingers to press masa
into husks. Dip your fingers into
cold water to prevent masa from
sticking to them. Fill with your
favorite filling (2/3 masa to 1/3
filling).
Or mix fresh cooked corn ker-


Mexican-Style Tomato Bean Soup


nels, cooked black beans, raw
green onions, chopped jalapenos,
cheese or garlic into the masa
and forget the filling. Tie husks
on both ends and steam the
tamales for 1-1/2 hours.


Chile Rellenos
8 large green chiles or 2 cans
of green chiles
8 finger-width pieces of
asadero or other cheese
4 egg whites
1 cup milk
1 cup white flour
1 tsp. salt
1/4 tsp. pepper
1 tsp. oregano
Vegetable oil, grated cheese,
sour cream, or chopped cilantro
(optional garnish)
If using fresh chiles, hold the
chiles over a flame and blacken
their skin all over. Peel off the
skinr. Slit one side and carefully
remove seeds.
Stuff each chile with a piece of
cheese.
Beat the egg whites until they
form peaks.
Mix together the milk, flour,
salt, pepper, and oregano.
Gently stir in the egg whites.
Heat 1" vegetable oil in a fry-
ing pan.
To cook, dip each chile in the
batter, then fry until light brown.
Serve with garnish, if desired.


Vegetarian Fajitas
Preparation time: 15 mins,
Cooking time: 6 mins
2 teaspoons vegetable oil
1 cup quartered, sliced onion
1 cup red, green or yellow bell
pepper strips
1 can (15-oz.) black, pinto or
kidney beans, drained
1/2 cup whole kernel corn
I package (1.25-oz.) Ortega
Taco Seasoning Mix Regular
1/3 cup water
1/4 cup chopped fresh cilantro
or parsley
6 (6-in.) fajita-size flour tor-
tillas, warmed
Heat vegetable oil in large
skillet over medium-high heat.
Add onion and bell pepper; cook,
stirring occasionally, for 3 to 4
minutes or until vegetables are
tender.
Stir. in beans, corn, fajita sea-
soning mix and water; bring to a
boil. Reduce heat to low; cook,
stirring occasionally, for 3 to 4
minutes or until mixture thick-
ens. Remove from heat; stir in
cilantro:
Spoon 1/2 cup fajita mixture
onto each tortilla; fold in half.
Makes 6 servings.


Baked Chilies Rellenos
.4 Anaheim chiles (6 in)
2/3 cup ricotta cheese (part
skim)
2/3 cup corn, whole kernel
3 tbsp green onion, chopped
1/4 tsp. pepper, fresh ground


Mexican Spoon Bread


1 clove garlic, minced and
divided
1/2 cup onion, finely chopped
1/2 tsp. cumin, ground
1/4 tsp. Mexican oregano
1/8 tsp. salt
1 can tomatoes, chopped (14
oz)
Place chiles on a baking
sheet. Broil 3 in. from heat 15
min. or until blackened and
charred, turning once.
Place chiles in ice water, and
chill 5 minutes.
Drain well; peel and discard
skins. Cut a 4-inch slit in the side
of each chile; discard seeds, and
set aside.
Combine ricotta cheese, corn,
green onions, pepper, and half of
garlic; stir well. Put 1/3 cup of
mixture into each chile. Arrange
chiles in a small baking dish.
Bake at 350 degrees for 20 min.
or until thoroughly heated.
Coat a small saucepan with
cooking spray; place over medi-
um heat until hot. Add remain-
ing garlic and chopped onion;
saut6 3 min. Add cumin and
oregano; saut6 1 minute.
Stir in salt and tomatoes.
Reduce heat and simmer,
uncovered, for 10 minutes more,
stirring frequently. Pour sauce
over chiles and serve.
(About 262 calories per 2 filled
chilies and 1/2 c sauce. Chol: 26
mg).
2 servings.



Tofu, Cheese and Green
Chile Enchiladas
Extra-firm tofu and frozen
whole-kernel corn fill the bill for
these green chile enchiladas.
Chiles, olives and cilantro are
just perfect for the taco-sized
flour tortillas.
Preparation time: 15 mins,
Cooking time: 20 mins, Cooling
time: 2 mins
1 package (12-oz.) extra-firm
tofu, cut into small pieces
1 cup frozen whole-kernel
corn, thawed
1 (16-oz) jar -Ortega Salsa ,-
Homestyle Recipe (Mild), divided
1 1/4 cups shredded mozzarel-
la cheese, divided .
1 can (4-oz.) Ortega Diced
Green Chiles
3/4 cup sliced ripe olives,
divided
5 tablespoons chopped
cilantro, divided
8 (8-in.) soft taco-size flour
tortillas
2 cans (10-oz.) Ortega
Enchilada Sauce
Preheat oven to 4250 F. Grease
13 x 9-inch baking dish.
Combine tofu, corn, 1 cup
salsa, 3/4 cup cheese, chiles, 1/2
cup olives and 4 tablespoons
cilantro in large bowl. Spoon
mixture evenly onto each tortilla;
roll up tightly. Place into pre-
pared baking dish. Pour enchila-
da sauce over enchiladas; sprin-
kle with remaining cheese, olives
and cilantro.
Bake for 20 to 22 minutes or
until bubbly and cheese is golden
brown. Remove to wire rack to
cool for 1 to 2 minutes. Serve
with remaining salsa.
Makes 8 servings.


Baja Fish Tacos
Preparation time: 10 mins,
Cooking time: 5 mins
1/2 cup sour cream
1/2 cup mayonnaise
1/4 cup chopped fresh cilantro
1 package (1-1/4-oz) Ortega
Taco Seasoning Mix Regular,
divided
1 pound (4 total) cod or white
fish fillets, cut into 1-inch pieces
2 tablespoons vegetable oil
2 tablespoons lemon juice
1 package (12 count) Ortega
Taco Shells (12 ct.), warmed
Combine sour cream, mayon-
naise, cilantro and 2 tablespoons
seasoning mix in small bowl.
Combine cod, vegetable oil,
lemon juice and remaining sea-
soning mix in medium bowl; pour
into large skillet. Cook, stirring
constantly, over medium-high
heat for 4 to 5 minutes or until
cod flakes easily when tested
with a fork.
Fill taco shells with fish mix-
ture. Top with cabbage, tomato,
sour cream mixture, lime juice.
and taco sauce.
Toppings: shredded cabbage,
chopped tomato, lime juice, taco
sauce


Makes 6 servings.


Roasted Corn Salsa
Aromatic cilantro and sweet


corn turn this crowd pleaser into
a real Southwestern treat. No
fresh corn? Frozen corn roasted
or straight from the package
works, too.
Preparation time: 20 mins,
Cooking time: 35 mins
4 ears yellow corn, husked
2 teaspoons olive oil
1 large red tomato, chopped
1 small jalapeno pepper, seed-
ed and deveined (optional)
1 garlic clove, minced
2 tablespoons diced red pepper
2 tablespoons olive oil
1 tablespoon cider vinegar or
fresh lime juice
1 tablespoon fresh, chopped
cilantro
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/8 teaspoon black pepper
1/8 teaspoon ground cumin

Roasting Corn:
Oven method:
Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.
Brush corn with olive oil.
Place ears of corn on a baking
sheet.
Roast 15-20 minutes until
ears start to turn a light golden
brown.
Grill method:
Place ears of corn directly on
grill. (olive oil is not needed)
Grill corn until corn turns a
bright yellow with some of the
kernels having turned black from
the grilling process. (About 10-15
minutes on a hot grill.)
In medium bowl, combine corn
and remaining ingredients.
(Salsa can be made 1 day ahead.)
Cover and refrigerate. Bring to
room temperature before using.
Makes about 4 cups (8-1/2 cup
servings)
Makes 8 servings.

Southwest Corn Souffle
Preparation time: 20 mins,
Cooking time: 50 to 58 minutes
3 tablespoons Land 0 Lakes
Butter
1/4 cup all purpose flour
2/3 cup (5 fl.-oz. can)
Carnation Evaporated Milk
1/3 cup water
1 can 11 oz. Mexican-style
corn, drained
1 can 4 oz. chopped green
chiles
3 large eggs, separated
3/4 cup 3 oz. cheddar cheese
(shredded), divided
Preheat oven to 3250 F. Grease
1 1/2-quart baking dish. Chill
small mixer bowl.
Melt butter in large saucepan.
Remove from heat. Stir in flour.
Gradually stir in evaporated
milk and water. Cook over medi-
um heat, stirring constantly,
until mixture comesjust to a boil.
Stir in corn, chiles, egg yolks and
1/2 cup cheese. Beat egg whites
in chilled mixer bowl until stiff
peaks form. Fold into corn mix-
ture. Pour into prepared baking
dish.
Bake for 50 to 55 minutes or
until knife inserted near center
comes out clean. Top with
remaining cheese. Bake for addi-
tional 2 to 3 minutes or until
cheese is melted.
Makes 6 servings.


Veggie Quesadillas
Preparation time: 12 mins,
Cooking time: 10 mins
1 tablespoon vegetable oil
1 cup sliced fresh mushrooms
1 cup red bell pepper strips
1 clove large garlic, finely
chopped
2 cups torn fresh spinach
leaves
4 (8-in.) soft taco-size flour
tortillas
1 cup 4 cheese Mexican blend,
divided
2 teaspoons margarine or but-
ter
1/4 cup Ortega Salsa Thick &
Chunky (Medium)
Heat vegetable oil in large
skillet over medium-high heat.
Add mushrooms, bell pepper and
garlic; cook, stirring constantly,
for 1 to 2 minutes. Add spinach;
cook just until spinach is wilted.
Spread half of mixture onto
one tortilla; sprinkle with half of
cheese. Place second tortilla
evenly over mixture. Melt mar-
garine in large skillet over medi-
um-high heat. Place quesadilla
in skillet; cook for 1 to 2 minutes
on each side or until golden
brown and cheese is melted.
Repeat with remaining ingredi-
ents. Top with salsa.
Makes 4 servings.


Chocolate Chip Mexican
Wedding Cakes
These Mexican dessert "cakes"
are actually cookies, much loved
for their delicate texture and fla-
vor. Here, they're drizzled with
chocolate for extra pizzazz.
Preparation time: 20 mins,
Cooking time: 45 mins
1 cup butter, softened (2
sticks)
1/2 cup sifted powdered sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
2 cups all-purpose flour
2/3 cup finely chopped nuts
2 teaspoons to 2-1/2 ground
cinnamon
12 ounces Nestle Toll House
Semi-Sweet Chocolate Morsels,
divided
Preheat oven to 3500F.
Beat butter and sugar in a
large mixing bowl until creamy.
Beat in vanilla extract.
Gradually beat in flour, nuts and
cinnamon. Stir in 1-1/2 cups of
the morsels. Roll dough into 1-
inch balls; place on ungreased
baking sheets.
Bake for 10 to 12 minutes or
until set and light golden brown
on bottom. Cool on baking sheets
for 2 minutes; remove to wire
racks to cool completely.
Microwave remaining morsels
in a heavy-duty plastic bag on
high (100%) power for 30 sec-
onds; knead. Microwave at 10- to
15-second intervals, kneading
until smooth. Cut a tiny corner
from bag; squeeze to drizzle over
cookies. Chill cookies for about 5
minutes or until chocolate is set.
Store at room temperature in air-
tight containers.
Makes 54 cookies.


Chocolate Chip Mexican Wedding Cakes


Southwest Corn Souffl6











The Polk County Democrat


July 21, 2005


U


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.o- (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 ,
B,: .'si Lorrane Polk
4s Deputy Clerk
(tCc'urt Seal3
Juiffe30, July 7, 14, 21, Aug.
4, 2005-2231

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR
POLK COUNTY, FLORIDA
PROBATE DIVISION
IN RE: ESTATE OF
EVELYN ROSE MARTAUS,
Deceased.
CASE NO.
05CP-1558.
NOTICE TO CREDITORS
(Summary Administration)
TO ALL PERSONS HAV-
ING CLAIMS OR DEMANDS
AGAINST THE ABOVE ES-
TATE:
You are hereby notified that
an order of summary admini-
stration has been entered in
the estate of EVELYN ROSE
MARTAUS, deceased, File
Number 05CP-1558, by the
Circuit Court for Polk County,
Florida, Probate Division, the
address of which is Post Office
Box 9000; Drawer CC-4, Bar-
tow, Florida,33831-9000, that
the decedent's date of death
was. July 9, 2004; the total
value of the Estate to whom it
has been assigned by such Or-
der are:
Andrew Trakas, P.A.
P.O. Box 1151
Winter Haven, Florida 33882-
1151- Fees and Costs
. Rose Marie .Tundo
10344 Bethany Center
Rd
Bethany, New York
14054- Beneficiary
Joseph; Oscar Martaus
2761 W. Main Street
Batavia, New York
14020- Beneficiary
Donna G. Howard
27,61 W. Main Street
Batavia, New York
14029- Beneficiary
ALL. INTERESTED PER-
SONS ARE NOTIFIED
THAT:
All creditors of the. decedent
and other persons having claims
or demands against the estate of
the decedent other than those for
whom provision for full payment
was made in the Order of Sum-
mary Administration must file their
claims with this Court WITHIN
THREE MONTHS AFTER THE
DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICA-
TION OF THIS NOTICE.
ALL CLAIMS AND DEMANDS
NOT SO FILED WILL BE FOR-
EVER BARRED.
NOTWITHSTANDING THE
TIME PERIOD SET FORTH
ABOVE, ANY .CLAIM FILED
TWO (2) YEARS OR MORE AF-
TER THE DECEDENT'S DATE
OF DEATH IS BARRED.
The.date of the first publication
of this Notice is July 14, 2005.
Person Giving Notice:
DONNA G. HOWARD
Attorney for Personal Representa-
tive:
ANDREW P. TRAKAS, ESQ.
Andrew P. Trakas, P. A.
P.O. Drawer 1151
Winter Haven,. Florida, 33882-
1151
Florida Bar #106270
Telephone: 863 299-5675
July 14, 21,2005-2385


I


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
The last known residence of
SAMUEL GODBOLT is The
Home Association, 1203 East
22nd Avenue, Room 117,
Tampa, FL 33605
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 "C", 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 1 2, TOWNSHIP
31 SOUTH, RANGE 23
EAST.
INCLUDING THEREON
THAT CERTAIN 2003
HMMT DOUBLE-WIDE
MOBILE HOME, VIN
NOS.
FLHMBC1 56448382A
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 Au.u._sL..G
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 1St day of
July, 2005.
Richard M. Weiss
Clerk of the Circuit Court
By: /s/ Shirley Deschamps
Deputy Clerk
(SEAL)
July 7, 14,21,2005-2303


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,
Plaintiff,
vs.
WILLIAM J. CONBOY A/K/A
WILLIAM JOSEPH CONBOY; THE
UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF WILLIAM
J. CONBOY A/K/A WILLIAM JO-
SEPH CONBOY, IF LIVING, IN-
CLUDING ANY UNKNOWN
SPOUSE OF SAID
DEFENDANTSS, IF REMARRIED,
AND IF DECEASED, THE RE-
SPECTIVE UNKNOWN HEIRS, DE-
VISEES, GRANTEES, ASSIGNEES,
CREDITORS, LIENORS, AND
TRUSTEES, AND ALL OTHER
PERSONS CLAIMING BY,
THROUGH, UNDER OR AGAINST
THE NAMED DEFENDANTSS),
UNKNOWN TENANT #1; UN-
KNOWN TENANT #2,
Defendant(s).
CASE NO.
53-2005-CA-002305-
0000-00-SEC 08
NOTICE OF ACTION
TO:
WILLIAM J. CONBOY A/K/A
WILLIAM JOSEPH CONBOY;
THE UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF
WILLIAM J. CONBOY A/K/A
WILLIAM JOSEPH CONBOY,
IF LIVING, INCLUDING ANY
UNKNOWN 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 15,
2005 the nature of this proceeding
being a suit for foreclosure of
mortgage against the following de-
scribed property, to wit:
LOT 254, COUNTRY VIEW
ESTATES .PHASE 3A, AC-
CORDING TO THE MAP OR
PLAT THEREOF, AS RE-
CORDED IN PLAT BOOK
101, PAGE 31, OF THE PUB-
LIC RECORDS OF POLK
COUNTY, FLORIDA.
To include a:
1999 REDMAN DOUBLE
WIDE MOBILE HOME VIN
FLA14614754A, TITLE NO.
81498937
1999 REDMAN DOUBLE
WIDE MOBILE HOME VIN
FLA14614754B, TITLE NO.
81499487
A/K/A 7030 DOVE CROSS
LOOP, LAKELAND, FLOR-
IDA 33810.
If you fail to file your answer or
written defenses in the above pro-.
ceeding, on plaintiff's attorney, a
default will be entered against you
for the relief demanded in the
Complaint or Petition.
If you are a.person with disabilities
who needs any accommodation in
order to participate in this pro-
ceeding, you are entitled at no
cost to you, to the provision of cer-,
tain assistance. Please contact the
Office of the Court Administrator,
(863) 534-4690, within two (2)
working days of your receipt of this
notice; if you are hearing or voice
impaired, call TDD (863) 534-7777
or Florida Relay Services 711.
Dated at Polk County this 11th
day of July, 2005.
RICHARD M. WEISS
CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT
By /s/ Shirley Deschamps
Deputy Clerk
(Seal)
July 14, 21, 2005-2373





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

NOTICE OF ACTION
TO:MARIA RANCHECK
Pavlovicovo Nam-34
08001 Presov
Slovak Republic
YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an
action for Dissolution of Marriage
has been, filed against you and
you are required to serve a copy
of your written defenses, if any, to
it.on Rodney Durrance, Jr., Peti-
tioner's Attorney, whose address
is P.O. Box 7787, Winter Haven,
Florida 33883, on or before
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
U puty Ul;rk
(Court Seal)
June 30, July 7, 14, 21, 2005-2232


on the Petitioner's attorney or im-
mediately thereafter; otherwise, a
default will be entered against you
for the relief demanded in the Peti-
tion.
UNDER SECTION 63.089,
FLORIDA STATUTES, FAILURE
TO FILE A WRITTEN RE-
SPONSE TO THIS NOTICE WITH
THE COURT OR TO APPEAR AT
THIS HEARING CONSTITUTES
GROUNDS UPON WHICH THE
COURT SHALL END ANY PA-
RENTAL RIGHTS YOU MAY
HAVE REGARDING THE MINOR
CHILD.
Dated this 24th day of June,
2005.
RICHARD M. WEISS
Clerk of the Courts
DY: /' J .i
Deputy Clerk
(Court Seal)
July 21, 28, Aug. 4, 11. 2005-2437


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 PUBLI-
CATION OF THIS NOTICE IS:
July 21, 2005.
Personal Representative:
JACK E. CANNON
2786 Highlands Creek Drive
Lakeland, Florida 33813
Attorneys for Personal Represen-
tative:
FRANK J. ROUSE, ESQUIRE
Florida Bar No. 0100544
680 East Main Street, Suite 201
Bartow, FL 33830-4802
Telephone: (863) 533-6547 -
July 21, 28, 2005-2415


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR
POLK COUNTY, FLORIDA
PROBATE DIVISION
IN RE: ESTATE OF
MARGARET EYLNOR GUY,
Deceased.
FILE NO.
04CP-2992
NOTICE OF ADMINISTRA-
TION
AND NOTICE TO CREDITORS
(Testate)
The administration of the estate
of MARGARET EYLNOR GUY,
deceased, File Number 04CP-
2992, is pending in the Circuit
court for Polk County, Florida, Pro-
bate Division, the address of
which is Post Office Box 9000,
Drawer CC-4, Bartow, FL 33831-
9000. The names and addresses
of the Personal Representatives
and the Personal Representatives'
attorney, are set forth below. The
Estate is testate. ALL INTER-
ESTED PERSONS ARE NOTI-
FIED THAT:
All persons on whom this No-
tice of Administration is served
who have objections to the qualifi-
cations of the. Personal Represen-
tative, venue, or jurisdiction of this
Court are required to file their ob-
jections with this Court WITHIN
THE LATER OF THREE
MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF
THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF
THIS NOTICE OR THIRTY DAYS
AFTER THE DATE OF SERVICE
OF A COPY OF THIS NOTICE
ON THEM.
All creditors of the decedent
and other persons having claims
or demands against decedent's
estate on whom a copy of this no-
tice is served must file their claims
with this Court WITHIN THE
LATER OF THREE MONTHS AF-
TER THE DATE OF THE FIRST
PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE
OR THIRTY DAYS AFTER THE
DATE OF SERVICE OF A COPY
OF THIS NOTICE ON THEM.
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 July 21, 2005.
BRIDGETTE GOINS
3100 Gerber Dairy Road
Winter Haven, FL 33880
CEDRIC E. LEWIS, ESQ.
332 Third Street, NW
Winter Haven, FL 33881
Fla. Bar No. 0452084
July 21, 28, 2005-2421


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT
FOR POLK COUNTY,
FLORIDA
CIVIL DIVISION
MTGLQ INVESTORS, LP,
Plaintiff,
vs.
GWENDOLYN D. STEWART, et
al,
Defendants.
CASE NO.
532005CA001775XXX
XXX
NOTICE OF ACTION
TO: GWENDOLYN D. STEWART
LAST NOWN ADDRESS
1 314 'Waterview' Boulevard,
Lakeland, Florida 33801
YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an
action to foreclose a mortgage
on the following property in
Polk County, Florida:
LOT 1109, BLOCK 1, SKY-
VIEW PHASE FIVE, ACCORD-
ING TO THE PLAT THEREOF,
RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK
68, PAGE 26, 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 SMITH, HIATT, &
DIAZ, P.A., Plaintiff's attorneys,
whose address is 2691 East
Oakland Park Boulevard, Suite
303, Fort Lauderdale, Florida
33306, within thirty (30) days'
from first date of publication
and file the original with the
Clerk of this Court either be-
fore service on Plaintiff's attor-
neys or immediately thereafter;
otherwise a default will be en-
tered against you for the relief
demanded in the complaint or
petition.
DATED on July 19. 2005.
RICHARD M. WEISS
As Clerk of the Court
By: /s/ Teresa Nelson '
As' Deputy Clerk
(Seal)
July 21, 28, 2005-2435

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN
AND FOR POLK COUNTY,
FLORIDA
IN RE: THE MATTER OF THE
TERMINATION OF PARENTAL
RIGHTS OF MINOR CHILD
KENNETH G. WINT,
Minor Child.
NOTICE OF ACTION TO
TERMINATION OF
PARENTAL RIGHTS OF MI-
NOR CHILD
CASE NO.: 53-2005DR-
005860-0000-LK
SECTION: 1
TO: KEISHA WINT
Last Known Address
Islington PO
Sport Road
St. Mary, WI
YOU ARE NOTIFIED that a Pe-
tition for Termination of Parental
Rights of Minor Child has been
filed against you and you are re-
quired to serve a copy of your writ-
ten defenses, if any, to it on THO-
MAS J. CHAWK, Esquire, Post
Office Box 8209, Lakeland, Florida
33802-8209, the Petitioner's Attor-
ney, on or before August 8 2005
and file the original with the Clerk
of this Court either before service


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 6th day of June,
2005.
RICHARD M. WEISS
Clerk of the Circuit Court
By: /s/ Yvette Johnson
Deputy Clerk
(CIRCUIT COURT SEAL)
July 14, 21, 2005-2362


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 OF THE
10TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND
FOR POLK COUNTY, FLORIDA
GENERAL JURISDICTION DIVI-
SION
COUNTRYWIDE HOME LOANS
SERVICING LP,
Plaintiff,
vs.
BRENDA WRIGHT,
Defendants.
Case No.
2005-CA-1960-WH
NOTICE OF ACTION
TO:
BRENDA WRIGHT, residence
unknown, if alive, and if
dead, to all parties claiming
interests by, through, under
or against the said BRENDA
WRIGHT, and all other par-'
ties having or claiming to
have any right, title or in-
terest in the property
herein described.
YOU ARE NOTIFIED, that an
action to foreclose a mortgage on
the following property in Polk
County, Florida:
Lot 96, of BRIARGROVE
FIRST ADDITION, according
to the Plat thereof, as re-
corded in Plat Book 96, at
Page 43, 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 ADORNO &
YOSS, P.A., Plaintiff's attor-
neys, whose address is 2601
South Bayshore Drive, Suite
1600, Miami, Florida 33133,
on or before August 15, 2005,
and file the original with the
Clerk of this Court either be-
fore service on Plaintiff's attor-
neys or immediately thereaf-
ter, otherwise; a default will be
entered against you for the re-
lief demanded in the Com-
plaint.
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 on the 8th day of July,
2005.
RICHARD M. WEISS
Clerk of the Court
By: /s/ Shirley Deschamps
Deputy Clerk
July 14, 21, 2005-2348


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR
POLK COUNTY, FLORIDA
PROBATE DIVISION
IN RE: ESTATE OF
JAMES D. PASCO, JR. a/k/a
JAMES DENHAM PASCO, JR.,
Deceased.
File No.:
05-CP-1652
NOTICE TO CREDITORS
The administration of the estate
of JAMES D. PASCO, JR. a/k/a
JAMES DENHAM PASCO, JR.,
deceased, whose date of death
was April 28, 2005; and whose
Social Security Number is 264-16-
9369, is pending in the Circuit
Court of Polk County, Florida, Pro-
bate 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 represen-
tative and the personal represen-
tative's attorney are set forth be-
low.
All creditors of the decedent
and other persons, .who have
claims or demands against dece-
dent's estate, and who have been
served a copy of this notice, must
file their claims with this court
WITHIN THE LATER OF 3
MONTHS AFTER THE FIRST
TIME OF THE FIRST PUBLICA-
TION OF THIS NOTICE OR 30
DAYS AFTER THE DATE OF
SERVICE OF A COPY OF THIS
NOTICE ON THEM.
All other creditors of the dece-
dent and other persons who have
claims or demands against the de-
cedent's estate, must file their
claims with this court WITHIN 3
MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF
THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF
THIS NOTICE.
ALL CLAIMS NOT SO FILED


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN
AND FOR POLK COUNTY,
FLORIDA
JUVENILE DIVISION
IN THE INTEREST OF:
R.W. DOB: 05/07/2003
A MINOR CHILD
SUMMONS AND NOTICE
OF HEARING ON PETITION
FOR TERMINATION OF
PARENTAL RIGHTS
CASE NO.
2004-DP-214800-XX
THE STATE OF FLORIDA TO:
HEATHER WILLIAMS
(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
R.W., a male child born on MAY
7, 2003, to HEATHER WIL-
LIAMS.
for subsequent adoption and
you are hereby COMMANDEDto
be and appear before the MAGIS-
TRATE ROBIN MATIS-JACKSON
at 9:00 A.M. on the 14th day of
September, 2005, for this hear-
ing at POLK COUNTY COURT-
HOUSE, COURTROOM- Juvenile
Division Hearing Room- 1st
Floor, 255 N. Broadway, BAR-
TOW, FLORIDA.
YOUR FAILURE TO APPEAR
IN PERSON WILL BE TREATED
AS A CONSENT TO THE TERMI-
NATION OF PARENTAL RIGHTS
AND YOU WILL PERMANENTLY
LOSE ALL LEGAL RIGHTS AS A
PARENT TO THE CHILDREN)
AS NAMED IN THE PETITION
FOR TERMINATION OF PAREN-
TAL RIGHTS.
YOU HAVE THE RIGHT TO
HAVE AN ATTORNEY REPRE-
SENT YOU IN THIS MATTER. IF
YOU CANNOT AFFORD AN AT-
TORNEY, YOU MUST BE PRE-
SENT AND REQUEST THAT
THE COURT APPOINT YOU AN
ATTORNEY FOR YOU IF YOU
WANT ONE.
"In accordance with the Ameri-
cans With Disabilities Act, persons
with disabilities needing a special
accommodation to participate in
this proceeding should contact the
Children & Families Legal Depart-
ment at 1055 US Highway 17
North, Bartow, Florida 33830,
Telephone: 863-534-0062 not later
than seven days prior to the pro-
ceeding. If hearing impaired,
(TDD) 1-800-955-871, or Voice (V)
1-800-955-8770, via Florida Relay
Service."
RICHARD M. WEISS, CLERK
By Debbie Stinson
as his Deputy Clerk
(CLERK'S SEAL)
July 14, 21, 28, Aug. 4, 2005-2367









IN THE CIRCUIT COURT
OF THE 10th JUDICIAL
CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR
POLK COUNTY, FLORIDA
GENERAL JURISDICTION
DIVISION
FEDERAL HOME MORTGAGE
CORPORATION,
PLAINTIFF
VS.
JON COLLINS A/K/A JON J. COL-
LINS, IF LIVING, AND IF DEAD,
THE UNKNOWN SPOUSE,
HEIRS, DEVISEES, GRANTEES,
ASSIGNEES, LIENORS, CREDI-
TORS, TRUSTEES AND ALL
OTHER PARTIES CLAIMING AN
INTEREST BY, THROUGH, UN-
DER OR AGAINST JON COLLINS
A/K/A JON J. COLLINS; PAMELA
L. COLLINS, 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 PAMELA J. COLLINS;
BANK OF AMERICA, N.A.; GE
MONEY BANK F/K/A MONO-
GRAM CREDIT CARD BANK OF
GEORGIA; JOHN DOE AND
JANE DOE AS UNKNOWN TEN-
ANTS IN POSSESSION
DEFENDANTS)
CASE NO:
05-CA-855
NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE
SALE
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN
pursuant to a Summary Final
Judgment of Foreclosure dated
June 2, 2005 entered in Civil Case
No. 05-CA-855 of the Circuit Court
of the 10TH Judicial Circuit in and
for POLK County, BARTOW, Flor-
ida, 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 1st day of
August 2005 the following de-
scribed property as set forth in
said Summary Final Judgment, to-
wit:
THE SOUTH 11 FEET
OF LOT 5 AND ALL OF
LOT 6, IN BLOCK 26,
OF AUBURNDALE
HEIGHTS SUBDIVI-
SION, RECORDED IN
PLAT BOOK 2, PAGE
13, PUBLIC RECORDS
OF POLK COUNTY,
FLORIDA.
All sales are to be held at the
east end of the east corridor,
first floor, of the Polk County
Courthouse located at 255
North Broadway Avenue, Bar-
tow, Florida. Please note that
the main entrance is located
on Church Street. No entry is
possible from Broadway Ave-
nue. In the event any tempo-
rary change is necessary, the
Clerk will post a "Notice of
Change" at the sale location
directing the bidders to the
temporary sale location.


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
10TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF
FLORIDA IN AND FOR POLK
COUNTY GENERAL JURISDIC-
TION DIVISION
Citibank, NA, as Trustee,
PLAINTIFF,
Vs.
Joseph Prinzi; David Dipisa; Un-
known persons) in possession
of the subject real property; if
living, and all unknown parties
claiming by, through, under and
against the above named de-
fendant(s) who are not known
to be dead or alive, whether
said unknown parties may claim
an interest as spouses, heirs,
devisees, grantees, or other
claimants; Chase Home Finance,
LLC successor by Merger to;
Deer Run Estates Homeowners
Association, Inc., a dissolved
corporation,
DEFENDANT.
Case No.
.2005-CA-2197-DIV 08
NOTICE OF ACTION
TO: David Dipisa 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 interest as
spouses, heirs, devisees, grant-
ees, or other claimants whose
last known address is:
217 Doe Drive
Davenport, FL 33837
YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an
action for foreclosure of mortgage
on the following described prop-
erty:
LOT 22, DEER RUN ES-
TATES, PHASE I, AS
SHOWN BY MAP OR PLAT
THEREOF RECORDED IN
PLAT BOOK 83, PAGES 25,
26 & 27, PUBLIC RECORDS
OF POLK COUNTY, FLOR-
IDA; TOGETHER WITH A
MOBILE HOME, VIN#
PH066709A AND VIN#
PH066709B.
has been filed against you and
you are required to serve a copy
of your written defenses, if any, to
it, on JEFFREY S. SANDLER, At-
torney for the Plaintiff, whose ad-
dress is Codilis & Stawiarski, P.A.,
4010 Boy Scout Boulevard, Suite
450, Tampa, FL 33607 on or be-
fore thirty days from the date of
the first publication of this notice
and file the original with the Clerk
of this Court either before service
on Plaintiff's attorney or immedi-
ately thereafter; otherwise a de-
fault will be entered against you
for the relief demanded in the
complaint.
NOTE: Pursuant to the Fair Debt
Collection Practices Act you are
advised that this law firm is
deemed to be a debt collector at-
tempting to collect a debt and any
information obtained will be used
for that purpose.
WITNESS my hand and the
seal of said Court on July 18.

Richard M. Weiss
As Clerk of the Court
By: /s/ Teresa Nelson
As Deputy Clerk
(Seal)
July 21, 28, 2005-2427




IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN
AND FOR POLK COUNTY,
FLORIDA
PINNACLE FINANCIAL CORPO-
RATION,
Plaintiff
vs.
ROY L. CALHOUN, ET AL.,
Defendants.
CASE NO:
53-2004-CA-00-3384-0000-000
SEC 07
NOTICE OF SALE
Notice is hereby given, pursu-
ant to the Order or Final Judgment
entered in this cause in the Circuit
Court of Polk County, Florida, I will
sell the property situated in Polk
County, Florida described as:
Lots 4, 5 and 6, Block 23A,
Town of Polk City, According
to the plat thereof, in Plat Book
24, Page 1, public records of
Polk County, Florida;
a/k/a Replat of a portion of the
Amended Map of Polk City,
Florida, recorded in Plat Book
9, Pages 41, and 41A, in Sec-
tion 33 and 34, Township 26,
Range 25, Polk County, Flor-
ida, of Block 23A, Northerly
150 feet of the Southerly 300
feet, public records of Polk
County, Florida.
formerly known as Lots 4, 5
and 6, Block 23 A, Town of
Polk City, Public Records of
Polk County, Florida.
and commonly known as: 336
Terminal Avenue, Polk City,
FL 33868
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 August

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-
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NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING BEFORE THE CITY OF BARTOW
CITY COMMISSION
Notice is hereby given that the City Commission of the City of Bartow will
hold a Public Hearing at a regular City Commission meeting on Monday,
August 1, 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. 2005-48
AN ORDINANCE ANNEXING UPON THE PETITION OF THE OWNER
THEREOF APPROXIMATELY 8.3 ACRES LOCATED IN SECTION 05,
TOWNSHIP 30 SOUTH, RANGE 25 EAST AND SECTION 32, TOWN-
SHIP 29 SOUTH, RANGE 25 EAST, POLK COUNTY, FLORIDA.
ORDINANCE NO. 2005-49
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-05-14-SS";
SPECIFICALLY ASSIGNING LAND USE TO A RECENTLY ANNEXED
PARCEL OWNED BY DEWEY BULLOCK; TRANSMITTING SAID
AMENDMENT TO THE FLORIDA DEPARTMENT OF COMMUNITY AF-
FAIRS (DCA) FOR A FINDING OF COMPLIANCE.
ORDINANCE NO. 2005-50
AN ORDINANCE AMENDING THE ZONING MAP OF THE CITY OF
BARTOW, FLORIDA, BY ZONING APPROXIMATELY 8.3 ACRES OF
LAND OWNED BY DEWEY BULLOCK AND LOCATED IN SECTION 05,
TOWNSHIP 30 SOUTH, RANGE 25 EAST AND SECTION 32, TOWN-
SHIP 29 SOUTH, RANGE 25 EAST, POLK COUNTY, FLORIDA, AS R-1,
"SINGLE FAMILY RESIDENTIAL"
ORDINANCE NO. 2005-51
AN ORDINANCE ANNEXING UPON THE PETITION OF THE OWNER
THEREOF APPROXIMATELY 6.7 ACRES LOCATED IN SECTION 32,
TOWNSHIP 29 SOUTH, RANGE 25 EAST, POLK COUNTY, FLORIDA.
ORDINANCE NO. 2005-52
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-05-15-SS";
SPECIFICALLY ASSIGNING LAND USE TO A RECENTLY ANNEXED
PARCEL OWNED BY JAMES L. RHODEN, JR.; TRANSMITTING SAID
AMENDMENT TO THE FLORIDA DEPARTMENT OF COMMUNITY AF-
FAIRS (DCA) FOR A FINDING OF COMPLIANCE.
ORDINANCE NO. 2005-53
AN ORDINANCE AMENDING THE ZONING MAP OF THE CITY OF
BARTOW, FLORIDA, BY ZONING APPROXIMATELY 6.7 ACRES OF
LAND OWNED BY JAMES L. RHODEN, JR. AND LOCATED IN SEC-
TION 32, TOWNSHIP 29 SOUTH, RANGE 25 EAST AND SECTION 32,
TOWNSHIP 29 SOUTH, RANGE 25 EAST, POLK COUNTY, FLORIDA,
AS R-1B, "SINGLE FAMILY RESIDENTIAL"
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 21, 2005-2431



NOTICE OF
ENACTMENT
The following ordinances were adopted and passed in law on July 18,
2005 at a regular meeting of the City Commission of the City of Bartow.
Copies of these ordinances are on file in the office of the City Clerk at
450 N. Wilson Avenue and available for inspection Monday-Friday, 8:00
a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
ORDINANCE NO. 2005-41
AN ORDINANCE ANNEXING CERTAIN LANDS IN SECTION 1, TOWN-
SHIP 30 SOUTH, RANGE 24 EAST, POLK COUNTY, FLORIDA.
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 ORDINANCE REPEALING ORDINANCE NO. 2005-32 AND AMEND-
ING SECTION 78-121 OF THE CODE OF ORDINANCES OF THE CITY
OF BARTOW TO ADJUST SEWER RATES TO REFLECT INFLATION
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 decisions 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 disabilities who needs any accommodation in
order to participate in this proceeding, you are entitled at no cost to
you, to the provision of certain assistance. Please contact City Clerk
Linda Culpepper at 450 N. Wilson Avenue, P.O. Box 1069, Bartow,
Florida 33831-1069 or phone (863) 534-0100, within two (2)'working
days of your receipt of this meeting notification; if you are hearing or
voice impaired, call 1-800-955-8771.
LINDA R. CULPEPPER
CITY CLERK
July 21, 2005-2432




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hearing or voice impaired, call
(TDD) (863) 534-7777, or
Florida Relay Service 711.
DATED June 10, 2005.
RICHARD M. WEISS
Clerk of the Circuit Court
By: /s/Yvette Johnson
Deputy Clerk
(Seal)
July 21, 28, 2005-2411


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IN THE CIRCUIT COURT IN AND
FOR POLK COUNTY, FLORIDA
Green Tree Sevicing, LLC suc-
cessor service to GreenPoint
Credit, LLC, as authorized serv-
icing agent for BankAmerica
Housing Services, a division of
Bank of America, FSB, a corpo-
ration,
Plaintiff,
vs.
Stephen Cantrell, Raye Cantrell
a/k/a Ethel R. Cantrell, IF LIV-
ING, AND IF DECEASED, THEIR
UNKNOWN SPOUSES, HEIRS,
DEVISEES, GRANTEES, CREDI-
TORS, AND ALL OTHER PAR-
TIES CLAIMING BY, THROUGH,
UNDER OR AGAINST THEM;
GREENWOOD TRUST. COMPANY
d/b/a Discover Financial Serv-
ices, Inc.; PROVIDIAN NA-
TIONAL BANK; JOHN DOE and
JANE DOE, AND ANY OTHER
PERSONS) IN POSSESSION OF
THE SUBJECT REAL PROPERTY
WHOSE REAL NAMES ARE UN-
CERTAIN,
Defendants.
CASE NO. :
05CA-1154
NOTICE OF ACTION
TO: Stephen Cantrell, Raye
Cantrell a/k/a Ethel R. Cantrell,
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: 298 Ce-
sara Estates Loop, Mulberry, Flor-
ida 33860
YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an
action to foreclose a Purchase
Money First Mortgage and Note
on the following property in Polk
County,'Florida:
Lot37, of CEBARA ESTATES,
according to the plat thereof re-
corded in Plat Book 97, Pages 27
and 28, Public Records of Polk
County, Florida.
INCLUDING the following
Manufactured Mobile Home:
1997 Liberty Homes, Bren-
twood 28 x 56, Serial Num-
bers: 10L25578X &
1025578U. '
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 in-
tial publica3con on or erfore 30
das frorr, the da.e of the first ,
publication of this Notice, and
file the original with the Clerk
of this Court either before
service on Plaintiff's attorneys
or immediately thereafter; oth-
erwise a default will be, entered
against you for the relief de-


handed in the Comple
titidn '
Dated this t day

RICHARD M. WEISS
AS CLERK OF THE (
By: /s/Shirley Desch
Deputy'Clerk -
(Seal)
July 14, 21, 2005-2347


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT
TENTH. JUDICIAL ,CII
AND FOR' POLK COUNT
IDA
CIVIL DIVISION
IN RE: FORFEiTURE OF:
SEVEN HUNDRED FORT
AND 50., 100 DOLLAR:
($747.50) U.S. CURRE

CASE NO.: 2005CA-0
SECTION: 11
NOTICE OF FORF
PROCEEDING
-Jimmie Roge
35'8 Avenue Y
Winter Haven, I
S, 333,880
AND :ALL OTHE
SONS who claim an ir
the above-captioned p
Grady Judd,
iff: of'Polk 'County, F
Polk County Sheriff's
gives notice of forfei
ceedings pursuant to
932.701-707, Florida
in, regard to the a
scribed -property ("C
Property").
1. ,Captioned Prope
seized in or near Wint
in Polk County, Florik
about June 13, 2005
Polk County Sheriff's,(
Captioned Property is
in the custody of i
County Sheriff's Office
2. 'Any owner, entity, I
lien holder, or person ,i
sion of the property
time of seizure has th
request an adversarial
nary hearing from th
Judicial Circuit Court
mine whether probab
exists to beliee tl
tioned Property has b
being used in violation
Florida Coitraband F
Act.
3. A Complaint seekii
ture of Captioned Prop
filed in the Cdrcuit Cou
Tenth Judicial Circuit in
Polk County on or ab
27, 2005. ,.
CERTIFICATE"OF SERVI
I HEREBY. CERTIFY th
and correct'copy of th
ing was .finished to
dressee(s)'herein this
of June. 2005.
CASSANDRA' L. DENM'
QUIRE '
Polk County, Sheriff's .(
455 North Broadway '
Bartow, Florida 33830
(863) 534-6294"
Florida Bar',0553247
July 14, 2',;, 2005-23;


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN
AND FOR POLK COUNTY, FLOR-
IDA
CIVIL DIVISION
IN RE: FORFEITURE OF:
THREE THOUSAND SIX HUN-
DRED THIRTY-SEVEN AND
NO/1 00 DOLLARS ($3,637.00)
U.S. CURRENCY

CASE NO.: 2005CA-002370
SECTION: 08
NOTICE OF FORFEITURE
PROCEEDINGS
Tyshtha Plummer
1394 35th Street, NW
Winter Haven, Florida
Erica Plummer
1394 35th Street, NW
Winter Haven, 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 Winter Haven,
in Polk County, Florida on or
about June 3, 2005, by the
Polk County Sheriff's Office and
Captioned Property is presently
in the custody of the Polk
County Sheriff's Office.
2. Any owner, entity, bona fide
lien holder, or person in 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
29,2005.
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 3.0th day
of June. 2005.
CASSANDRA L. DENMARK, ES-
,! .,QUIRE ,
Polk' County Sheriff's Office
455 North Broadway
SBartow, Florida 33830
(863) 534-6294
Florida Bar #0553247
July 14, 21, 2005-2356


aint or Pe- IN THE CIRCUIT COURT
FOR POLK COUNTY,
of Jul.v FLORIDA
PROBATE DIVISION
IN RE: ESTATE OF.
COURT ROBERT E. MARSHALL,
amps Deceased.
File No.
05CP-1 501
Division: Probate
NOTICE TO CREDITORS
The administration of the es-
tate of Robert E. Marshall,
deceased, whose date of death
was May 7, 2005, and whose
S" Social Security Number is 024-
T OF THE 14-1258, is pending in the Cir-
RCUIT, IN cuit Court for Polk County, Flor-
Ty, FLOR- ida, Probate Division, the ad-
dress of which is P.O. Box
9000, Drawer CC-4, Bartow,
Florida 33831. The names and
TY-SEVEN addresses of the personal rep-
` .- resentative and the personal
NCY representative's attorney are
set forth below.
002337 All creditors of the decedent,
and other persons having
EITURE claims or demands against de-
3S cedent's estate, including un-
ars matured, contingent or unliqui-
NE dated claims, on whom a copy
Florida of this notice has been served
must file their claims with this
AR PER- court WITHIN THE LATER OF 3
interest in MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF
property: THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF
as Sher- THIS NOTICE OR 30 DAYS AF-
lorida, (" TER THE TIME OF SERVICE OF A
Office"), COPY OF THIS NOTICE .ON
ture pro- THEM.
Sections All other creditors of the de-
Statutes, cedent and other persons hav-
bove-de- ing claims or demands against
aptioned decedent's estate, including
unmatured, contingent or unliq-
rty was uidated claims, must file their
er Haven claims with this court WITHIN 3
da on or MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF
, by the THE FIRST -PUBLICATION OF
Office and THIS NOTICE. -
presently ALL CLAIMS NOT FILED
the Polk WITHIN THE TIME PERIODS SET
FORTH IN SECTION 733.702 OF
bona fide THE FLORIDA PROBATE CODE
n posses- WILL BE FOREVER BARRED.
at the NOTWITHSTANDING THE
e right to TIME PERIODS SET FORTH
al prelimi- ABOVE, ANY CLAIM FILED TWO
he Tenth (2) YEARS OR MORE AFTER THE
to deter- DECEDENT'S DATE OF DEATH
Ile cause IS BARRED.
hat Cap- The date of first publication
een or is' of this notice is July 14, 2005.
)n of the Personal Representative:
forfeiture Keith E. Mullin
387 NW Springview
ng forfei- Loop
perty was Port St. Lucie, Florida
irt of the 34986
n and for Patricia L. Mullin
bout June 387 NW Springview
Loop
CE Port St. Lucie, Florida
at a true 34986
ie' forego- Attorney for Personal Repre-
Sthe ad- tentative:
30th day GLENN T. SHELBY
Florida Bar No. 285269
4ARK, ES- Shelby, Medina &
S Stargel, LLP
Office 902 S. Florida Avenue,
.. ,, Suite 101
".' Lakeland, Florida 33'803
Telephone: (863) 577-
, J,,5 4000
52 July 14, 21, 2005-2372


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR
THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT
IN AND FOR POLK COUNTY,
FLORIDA
PROBATE DIVISION
IN RE: ESTATE OF
ELLA WALKER HOLIDAY, a/k/a
ELLA HOLIDAY, a/k/a ELLA
WALKER,.
Deceased.
File Number
95CP-1451
NOTICE TO CREDITORS
The administration of the estate
of ELLA WALKER HOLIDAY, de-
ceased, whose date of death was
November 29, 1993, and whose
Social Security Number Is 251-34-
4392, is pending in the Circuit
Court for Polk County, Florida,
Probate Division, the address of
which is the Polk County Court
House, P. 0. Box 9000- Drawer
CC4, 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 the Court WITHIN
THE LATER OF THREE
MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF
THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF
THIS NOTICE OR THIRTY DAYS
AFTER THE TIME OF SERVICE
OF A COPY OF THIS NOTICE
ON THEM.
All other creditors of the dece-
dent and persons having claims or
demands against the estate of the,
decedent must file their claims
with this court WITHIN 3 MONTHS
AFTER THE DATE OF THE
FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS
NOTICE.
ALL CLAIMS, NOT 'SO FILED
WILL BE FOREVER BARRED.
NOTWITHSTANDING THE
TIME PERIOD SET FORTH
ABOVE, ANY CLAIM FILED TO
(2) YEARS OR MORE AFTER
THE DECEDENT'S DATE OF
DEATH IS BARRED.
The date of the first publication
of this Notice is Thursday, July 14,
2005.
Personal Representatives:
NICK AKINS, JR.
Attorney for Personal Representa-
tive:
KELLY B. HARDWICK, III
Florida Bar No.: 211028
Post Office Box 778
Bartow, Florida 33831-0778
(863) 533-1300
July 14,21,2005-2371



IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF
POLK COUNTY, FLORIDA
PROBATE DIVISION
IN RE: Estate of
TELESFORD I. CHEBAT,
Deceased.
File No:
05 CP-1479
NOTICE OF ADMINISTRA-
TION ''
AND.NOTICE TO CREDITORS
(Testate)
The administration of the estate
of TELESFORD I. CHEBAT, de-
ceased, whose date of death was
April 2, 2005, File.Number 05_CP-
1479. is pending in the Circuit
Court for Polk County, Florida,
Probate Division, the address of
which is Post Office Box 9000,
Drawer CC-4, Bartow, Florida
33830. The estate is testate and
the date of the Will and any Codi-
cils are October 6, 1998. The
names and addresses of the per-,
sonal representative and the per-
sonal representative's attorney are
set forth below.
All interested persons on whom
a copy of this Notice of Admin-
istration is served must file any ob-
jections that challenge the validity
of the will, the qualifications of the
personal representative, venue, or
jurisdiction of this Court, by filing a
petition or other pleading request-
ing relief with this Court, in accor-
dance with the Florida Probate
Rules, WITHIN THREE MONTHS
AFTER THE DATE OF THE
SERVICE OF A COPY OF THIS
NOTICE ON THEM.
All creditors of the decedent
and other persons having claims
or demands against decedent's
estate, including unmatured, con-
tingent or unliquidated claims, on
whom a copy of this notice is
served must file their claims with
this Court WITHIN THE LATER
OF 3 MONTHS AFTER THE
DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICA-
TION OF THIS NOTICE OR 30
DAYS AFTER THE DATE OF
SERVICE OF A COPY OF THIS
NOTICE ON THEM.
All other creditors of the dece-
dent and other persons having
claims or demands against the de-
cedent's estate, including unma-
tured, contingent and unliquidated
claims, .must file their claims with.
this court WITHIN 3 MONTHS AF-
TER THE DATE OF THE FIRST
PUBLICATION OF.THIS NOTICE..
ALL CLAIMS NOT SO FILED
WILL BE FOREVER BARRED.
NOTWITHSTANDING THE
TIME PERIODS SET FORTH
ABOVE, ANY CLAIM FILED TWO
(2) YEARS OR MORE AFTER
THE DECEDENT'S DATE OF
DEATH IS BARRED.
The date of the first publication
of this Notice is July 14. 2005.
Personal Representative:
JANET EITUTIS
1400 Grasslands Blvd, #75
Lakeland, Florida 33803
VIVIAN SENTZ
3319 Oak Hill Place
Winter Haven, Florida 33884
Attorney for Personal Representa-
tive .
Robert A. Miller, Esquire.
Florida Bar No: 328911
Miller, Crosby & Miller, PA,
Post Office Box 8169
Lakeland, Florida 33802-8169
(863) 688-7038
July 14, 21, 2005-2364


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
(CIRCUIT COURT SEAL)
July 14. 21,2005-2354


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR
POLK COUNTY, FLORIDA
PROBATE DIVISION
IN RE: ESTATE OF
GARY DEAN MILLER
Deceased.
File No.:
05CP-0877
NOTICE TO CREDITORS
The administration of the es-
tate of GARY DEAN MILLER, de-
ceased, whose date of death
was October 10, 2003, File
Number 05CP-0877, is pending
in the Circuit Court for Polk
County, Florida, Probate Divi-
sion, the address of which is
Post Office Box 9000, Drawer
CC-4, Bartow, Florida 33831-
9000. The 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, who have
claims or demands against de-
cedent's estate, and who have
been served a copy of this no-
tice, must file their claims with
this court ON OR BEFORE THE
LATER OF THE DATE THAT IS 3
MONTHS AFTER THE DATED OF
THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF
THIS NOTICE OR 30 DAYS AF-
STER THE DATE OF SERVICE OF
A COPY OF THIS NOTICE ON
THEM.
All other creditors of the de-
cedent and other persons who
-have claims or demands against
the 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 PUBLI-
CATION OF THIS NOTICE IS:
July 14, 2005. ,
Personal Representative:
Tanika Brann
3569 Ashling Drive
Lakeland, Florida 33803
Latoya Brann
1969 Crystal Grove Drive
Lakeland, Florida 33801
Attorney for Personal Repre-
sentative:
John P. Collins, Jr., Esquire
Attorney for John P. Collins
Florida Bar No. 0894192
59 Lake Morton Drive
Lakeland, Florida 33801
Telephone: (863) 682-8282
July 14, 21, 2005-2369











IN THE CIRCUIT COURT
OF THE 10th JUDICIAL
CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR
POLK COUNTY, FLORIDAN
GENERAL JURISDICTION-
DIVISION
CITIBANK (WEST), FSB, succes-
sor by merger to CALIFORNIA,
FEDERAL BANK, successor by
merger to GLENDALE FEDERAL
BANK, A FEDERAL SAVINGS
BANK,
PLAINTIFF
VS.
KEITH A. BELL, 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 KEITH A. BELL; UN-
KNOWN SPOUSE OF KEITH A.
BELL, IF ANY; LAKELAND MEDI-
CAL EMPLOYEES FEDERAL
CREDIT UNION F/K/A LAKE-
LAND REGIONAL MEDICAL EM-
PLOYEES FEDERAL CREDIT
UNION; STONE'S THROW
HOMEOWNERS ASSOCIATION,
INC.; JOHN DOE AND JANE DOE
AS UNKNOWN TENANTS IN
POSSESSION
DEFENDANTS)
CASE NO:
53-2005CA-001261-SEC 8
NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE
SALE
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN
pursuant to a Summary Final
Judgment of Foreclosure dated
June 24, 2005 entered in Civil
Case No. 53-2005CA-001261-
SEC 8 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 29th day of
July., 2005 the following described
property as set forth in said Sum-
mary Final Judgment, to-wit:
LOT 29, STONE'S
THROW, ACCORDING
TO THE MAP OR PLAT
THEREOF AS RE-
CORDED IN PLAT
BOOK 88, PAGE 50,
OF THE PUBLIC RE-
CORDS OF POLK
COUNTY, FLORIDA.
All sales are to be held at the
east end of the east corridor,
first floor, of the Polk County
Courthouse located at 255
North Broadway Avenue, Bar-
tow, Florida. Please note that
the main entrance is located
on Church Street. No entry is
possible from Broadway Ave-
nue. In the event any tempo-
rary change is necessary, the
Clerk will post a "Notice of
Change" at the sale location
directing the bidders to the
temporary sale location.


SURBER, ESQUIRE, 5116 South
Lakeland, Drive, Lakeland, FL
33813, or Post Office Box
6455, Lakeland, Florida 33807,
on or before August 20, 2005,
and file the original with the
Clerk of this Court either be-
fore service on Petitioner's At-
torney or immediately thereaf-
ter. Otherwise a default will be
entered against you for the re-
lief demanded in the Petition.
WARNING: Rule 12.285, Flor-
ida Family Law Rules of Proce-
dure, requires certain automatic
disclosure of documents and infor-
mation. Failure to comply can re-
sult in sanction, including dis-
missal or striking of pleadings.
DATED: July 12, 2005
RICHARD M. WEISS
Clerk of Court
BY 1s/ Valerie Neal
As Deputy Clerk
July 14, 21, 28. Aug. 4, 2005-2380


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR
POLK COUNTY, FLORIDA
PROBATE DIVISION
IN RE: ESTATE OF
NOVELLA BETTY MEYERS,
Deceased.
File No.
05CP-1540
NOTICE TO CREDITORS
The administration of the estate
of Novella Betty Meyers, de-
ceased, whose date of death was
February 17, 2005; is pending in
the Circuit Court for Polk County,
Florida, Probate Division, the ad-
dress of which is 255 N. Broadway
Avenue, Bartow, Florida. The
names and addresses of the per-
sonal representative and the per-
sonal representative's attorney are
set forth below.
All creditors of the decedent
and other persons, who have
claims or demands against dece-
dent's estate, and who have been
served a copy of this notice, must
file their claims with this court
WITHIN THE LATER OF 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 dece-
dent and persons who have claims
or demands against the dece-
dent's estate, must file their claims
with this court WITHIN 3 MONTHS
AFTER THE DATE OF THE
FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS
NOTICE.
ALL CLAIMS NOT SO FILED
WILL BE FOREVER BARRED.
NOTWITHSTANDING THE
TIME PERIODS SET FORTH
ABOVE, ANY CLAIM FILED
TWO (2) YEARS OR MORE
AFTER THE DECEDENT'S
DATE OF DEATH IS BARRED.
The date of first publication of
this notice is: July 14, 2005.
Personal Representative
Ricky E. Sells
10000 Sam Black Road
Midland, Florida 28107 -
Attorney for Personal Representa-
tive
Jeffrey M. Lasman
Attorney for Ricky E. Sells
Florida Bar No. 0181420
Lasman Law Firm, P.A.
P.O. Box 1907 ,
Brandon, Florida 33509
Telephone: (813) 681-7725
July 14, 21,2005-2349


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR
POLK COUNTY, FLORIDA
PROBATE DIVISION
.IN RE: ESTATE OF
CLIFFORD E. SELLS,
Deceased.
File No.
05CP-1324
NOTICE TO CREDITORS
The administration of the estate
of Clifford E. Sells, deceased,
whose date of death was April 23,
2005; is pending in the Circuit
Court for Polk County, Florida,
Probate Division, the address of
which is 255 N. Broadway Ave-
nue, Bartow, FL 33831. The
names and addresses of the per-
sonal representative and the per-
sonal representative's attorney are
set forth below..
All creditors of the decedent
and other persons, who have
claims or demand, against.dece-
dent's estate, and who have been
served a copy of this notice, must
file their claims with this court
WITHIN THE LATER OF 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 dece-
dent and persons who have claims
or demands against the dece-
dent's estate, must file their claims
with this court WITHIN 3 MONTHS
AFTER THE DATE OF THE
FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS
NOTICE.
ALL CLAIMS NOT SO FILED
WILL BE FOREVER BARRED.
NOTWITHSTANDING THE
TIME PERIODS SET FORTH
ABOVE, ANY CLAIM FILED
TWO (2) YEARS OR MORE
AFTER THE DECEDENT'S
DATE OF DEATH IS BARRED.
The date of first publication of
this notice is: July 14, 2005.
Personal Representative
Ricky E. Sells
10000 Sam Black Road
Midland, Florida 28107
Attorney for Personal Representa-
tive
Jeffrey M. Lasman
Attorney for Ricky E. Sells
Florida Bar No. 0181420
Lasman Law Firm, P.A.
P.O. Box 1907
Brandon, Florida 33511
Telephone: (813) 681-7725
July 14, 21,2005-2350


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN
AND FOR POLK COUNTY,
FLORIDA
FAMILY LAW DIVISION
IN RE: THE MARRIAGE OF:
DANIELLE M. HERSEY,
Petitioner,
-and-
SEAN M. HERSEY,
Respondent.
/
CASE NO.:
53-2005DR-006398-0000-00
Sec 2
NOTICE OF ACTION
TO: SEAN M. HERSEY
RESIDENCE UNKNOWN
ADDRESS UNKNOWN
YOU ARE HEREBY NOTIFIED
that a Dissolution of Marriage
action has been filed against
you and you are required to
serve a copy of your written
defenses, if any, to it on Peti-
tioner's attorney, ANTHONY


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
CIVIL ACTION
IN RE: FORFEITURE OF:
$510.00 IN US CURRENCY
AND 1987 GOLD 2 DOOR
MERCURY FLORIDA TAG NO.
161 KAC VIN
1MEBM6030HH655720

CASE NO.
53-2005CA-001997-0000-00
Section 11
NOTICE OF FORFEITURE
PROCEEDINGS
TO:
John Lewis Everett
1716 2nd Street, N.E.
Winter Haven, Florida
33881-1763
Walter I. Harvey
c/o South County Jail
Building A, Dorm A, Booking
No. 2005-010063
Frostproof, Florida 33843
AND ALL OTHER PER-
SONS who claim an inter-
est in the following prop-
erty:
$510.00 IN US CURRENCY
AND 1987 GOLD 2 DOOR MER-
CURY FLORIDA TAG NO. 161
KAC VIN
1MEBM6030HH655720
FREDERICK J. MURPHY, JR., as
City Attorney of The City of
Winter Haven, Polk County,
Florida, gives notice of forfei-
ture proceedings pursuant to
Sections 932.701-707, Florida
Statutes (2004), in regard to
the above-described property
("Captioned Property").
1. Captioned Property was
seized in or near Winter Haven, in
-..Polk County, Florida on or about
April 29, 2005, by The City of Win-
ter Haven Police Department and
Captioned Property is presently in
the custody of the City of Winter
Haven Police Department.
2. Any owner, entity, bona fide
lienholder, or person in posses-
sion of the property at the time of
seizure has the right to request an
adversarial preliminary hearing
from the Tenth Judicial Circuit
Court to determine whether prob-
able cause exists to believe that
Captioned Property has been or is
being used in violation of the Flor-
ida Contraband Forfeiture Act.
3. A Complaint seeking forfei-
ture of Captioned Property was
filed in the Circuit Court of the
Tenth Judicial Circuit in and for
Polk County on or about May 31,
2005.
PLEASE GOVERN YOUR-
SELF ACCORDINGLY.
FREDERICK J. MURPHY, JR.
Florida Bar No. 0709913
City Attorney
BOSWELL & DUNLAP LLP
Post Office Drawer 30
Bartow, Florida 33831
(863) 533-7117
July 14, 21, 2005-2366









IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN
AND FOR POLK COUNTY,
FLORIDA. hir ,'
CIVIL ACTION,
SOUTH ATLANTIC INVEST-
MENTS, LLC,
Plaintiff,
vs.
LAKESIDE PROPERTIES, INC.,
c/o CT Corporation System, Reg-
istered Agent, BEAT SCHLUP,a
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,
INC4, 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


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
30,2005.
CERTIFICATE OF SERVICE
I HEREBY CERTIFY that a true
and correct copy of the forego-
ing was furnishedto t he ad-
dressee(s) herein this 5th day
of July, 2005.
CASSANDRA L. DENMARK, ES-
QUIRE
Polk County Sheriff's Office
455 North Broadway
Bartow, Florida-33B30
(863) 534-6294
Florida Ba5 #0553247
July 14, 21, 2005-2351


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 1t.
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:
ONE THOUSAND ONE HUNDRED
TWENTY-FIVE AND 00/100
DOLLARS ($1,1 25.00) U.S.
CURRENCY

CASE NO.: 2005CA-2339
SECTION: 08
NOTICE OF FORFEITURE
PROCEEDINGS
Willie Jones
1119 Avenue L
Haines City, Florida
33844
AND ALL OTHER PER-
SONS who claim an interest in
the above-captioned property:
Grady Judd, as Sher-
iff of Polk County, Florida, ("
Polk County Sheriff's Office"),
gives notice of forfeiture pro-
ceedings pursuant to Sections
932.701-707, Florida Statutes,
in regard to the above-de-
scribed property ("Captioned
Property").
1. Captioned Property was
seized in or near Waverly, in
Polk County, Florida on or
about May 26, 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.
S3. 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
27, 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 29th day
of July. 2005.
CASSANDRA L. DENMARK, ES-
QUIRE
Polk County Sheriff's Office
455 North Broadway
Bartow, Florida 33830
(863) 534-6294
Florida Bar #0553247
July 14, 21, 2005-2358



IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN
AND FOR POLK COUNTY, FLOR-
IDA
CIVIL DIVISION
IN RE: FORFEITURE OF:
ONE THOUSAND FIVE HUNDRED
TWENTY-EIGHT AND NO/1 00
DOLLARS ($1,528.00) U.S.
CURRENCY

CASE NO.: 2005CA-002383
SECTION: 04
NOTICE OF FORFEITURE
PROCEEDINGS
Reshay Brinson
923 East Broadway Ave-
nue
Ft. Meade, Florida
33841
Kathleen Brinson
923 East Broadway Ave-
nue
Ft. Meade, Florida
33841
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 Ft. Meade, 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


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 June 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


5B


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN
AND FOR POLK COUNTY, FLOR-
IDA
CIVIL DIVISION
IN RE: FORFEITURE OF:
SEVEN HUNDRED FIFTY-FIVE
AND 00/100 DOLLARS
($755.00) U.S. CURRENCY

CASE NO.: 2005CA-2338
SECTION: 08
.NOTICE OF FORFEITURE
PROCEEDINGS
Richard Daniels
219 Bomber Road
Winter Haven, 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 Waverly, in
Polk County, Florida on or
about May 19, 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
27, 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 29th day
of July. 2005.
CASSANDRA L. DENMARK, ES-
QUIRE
Polk County Sheriff's Office
455 North Broadway
Bartow, Florida 33830
(863) 534-6294
Florida Bar #0553247
July 14, 21, 2005-2359


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR
POLK COUNTY, FLORIDA PRO-
BATE DIVISION
IN RE: ESTATE OF
JOYCE S. SHELDON
Deceased.
File No.:
05-CP-1590
NOTICE TO CREDITORS
The administration of the estate
of Joyce S. Sheldon, deceased,
whose date of death was May 16,
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 July 21. 2005.
Personal Representative:
A. Keith Sheldon
541 Palencia Place
Lakeland, Florida 33803
Attorney for Personal Representa-
tive:
Craig A. Mundy, Esq.
Florida Bar No. 0896470
Craig A. Mundy, P.A.


July 21, 28, 2005-2424




IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN
AND FOR POLK COUNTY, FLOR-
IDA
CIVIL DIVISION
IN RE: FORFEITURE OF:
2004 FORD F-250 TRUCK
VIN# 1 FTNX21 L84EB80990
FLORIDA TAG# A788Z1

CASE NO.: 2005CA-00251 2
SECTION: 07
NOTICE OF FORFEITURE
PROCEEDINGS
George Cliett
5274 Hinson Avenue
Haines City, Florida
AND ALL OTHER PER-
SONS who claim an interest in
the above-captioned property:
Grady Judd, as Sher-
iff of Polk County, Florida, ("


(863) 534-4690, within two' (2)
working days of your receipt of this
notice; if you are hearing or voice
impaired, call TDD (863) 534-7777
or Florida Relay Services 711.
ORDERED at POLK County
Florida, this 10th day of June.
2005.
RICHARD M. WEISS
As Clerk, Circuit Court
POLK, Florida
By: /s/Tamika Joiner
As Deputy Clerk
(Seal)
July 14, 21,2005-2363




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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 July
13, 2005.
CERTIFICATE OF SERVICE
I HEREBY CERTIFY that a true
and correct copy of the forego-
ing was furnished to the ad-
dressee(s) herein this 14th day
of July, 2005.
CASSANDRA L. DENMARK, ES-
QUIRE
Polk County Sheriff's Office
455 North Broadway
Bartow, Florida 33830
(863) 534-6294
Florida Bar #0553247
July 21, 28, 2005-2416



IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN
AND FOR POLK COUNTY,
FLORIDA
JUVENILE DIVISION
IN THE INTEREST OF:
K.B. DOB: 09/24/01
MINOR CHILD
SUMMONS AND NOTICE
OF HEARING ON PETITION
FOR TERMINATION OF
PARENTAL RIGHTS
CASE NO.
2002-DP-030600-XX
THE STATE OF FLORIDA TO:
JASON BROWN
(ADDRESS UNKNOWN)
YOU ARE HEREBY NO-
TIFIED that a Petition under
oath has been filed in the
above styled Court for the per-
manent commitment of
K.B., a female child born on
09/24/01, to Kristina Brown,
the mother and Jason Brown,
the father in the State of Flor-
ida.
for subsequent adoption and
you are hereby COMMANDEDto
be and appear before the MAGIS-
TRATE ROBIN MATIS-JACKSON
at 9:00 A.M. on the 17lth day of
August. 2005, for this hearing at
POLK COUNTY COURTHOUSE,
COURTROOM- Juvenile Divi-
sion Hearing Room- 1st Floor,
255 N. Broadway, BARTOW,
FLORIDA.
YOUR FAILURE TO APPEAR
IN PERSON WILL BE TREATED
AS A CONSENT TO THE TERMI-
NATION OF PARENTAL RIGHTS
AND YOU WILL PERMANENTLY
LOSE ALL LEGAL RIGHTSAS 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 AN AT-
TORNEY, YOU MUST BE PRE-
SENT AND REQUEST THAT
THE COURT APPOINT YOU AN
ATTORNEY FOR YOU IF YOU
WANT ONE.
"In accordance with the Ameri-
cans With Disabilities Act, persons
with disabilities needing a special
accommodation to participate in
this proceeding should contact the
Children & Families Legal Depart-
ment. at 1055 US Highway 17
North, Bartow, Florida 33830,
Telephone: 863-534-0062 not later
than seven days prior to the pro-
ceeding. If hearing irripaired.
(TDD) 1-800-955-871, or Voice kV)
1-800-955-8770, via Florida Relay
Service."
RICHARD M. WEISS, CLERK
By.y. ...
as his Deputy Clerk,:
(CLERK'S SEAL)
July 14, 21, 28, Aug. 4, 2005-2383



IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
10TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND
FOR POLK COUNTY, FLORIDA
DEUTSCHE BANK NATIONAL
TRUST COMPANY, AS TRUS-
TEE FOR LONG BEACH MORT-
GAGE LOAN TRUST 2003-2,
Plaintiff,
vs.
DAVID A. DONALDSON, et ux., et
al.,
Defendant(s).
CASE NO.
53-2005-CA-1491-0000-SEC. 8
NOTICE OF SALE
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN
pursuant to an Order or'Final
Judgment Scheduling Foreclo-
sure Sale entered on June 8,
2005 in this case now pending
in said Court, the style of which
is indicated above.
I will sell to the highest and
best bidder for cash at the
POLK COUNTY COURTHOUSE,
All sales are to be held at the East
end of the East Corridor, first floor,
of the Polk County Courthouse, lo-
cated at 255 North Broadway Ave-
nue, Bartow, Florida, at 9:00
A.M., on the 8th day of Augus.t,
2005, the following described
property as set forth in said or-
der or final judgment, to wit:
ALL THAT CERTAIN
PROPERTY SITUATED
IN THE COUNTY OF
POLK AND STATE OF
FLORIDA, BEING DE-
SCRIBED AS FOL-
LOWS: LOT 131 OF
MT. TABOR ESTATES,
AN UNRECORDED SUB-
DIVISION. BEING MORE
FULLY DESCRIBED IN
A FEE SIMPLE DEED
DATED 02/27/1997
AND RECORDED
03/06/1 997, AMONG
THE LAND RECORDS
OF THE COUNTY AND
STATE SET FORTH
ABOVE, IN VOLUME
3805 PAGE .1934.
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,











Th~i Polk {iXasn~v Democrat July 21, 2005


Tii


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN
AND FOR POLK COUNTY, FLOR-
IDA
CIVIL DIVISION
IN RE: FORFEITURE OF:
SEVEN HUNDRED THIRTY AND
NO/I100 DOLLARS ($730:00)
U.S. CURRENCY .

CASE NO.: 2005CA-2296
SECTION: 11
NOTICE OF FORFEITURE
PROCEEDINGS
Shannon Rosemann
Post Office Box 3.144
(physical address un-
known)
Okeechobee, Florida
34973, ,
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 ("Captioried
Property"). 1 1
1. Captioned. Property was
seized in or near Bartow, in
Polk County, Florida on or
about May 27, 2005,'by the
Polk County Sheriff'sOffice 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 tight to
request an adversarial -prelimi-
..nary hearing from the.,Tenth
Judicial Circuit Court to' deter-
mine whether prbb6'ble dause
exists to believe that Cap-
tioned Property has-been or is
being used in violation of the
Florida Contraband Fo'tfeiture
A ct. .I '. .
3. A Complaint, seeking forfei-
ture of Captioned Property was
filed in.the Circuit Cu'rt'df the
Tenth Judicial Circuit- inland for
Polk County on :or about-June
23, 2005. .
CERTIFICATE OF SERVICE
I HEREBY CERTIFY tht .ta true
and. correct-copy of the -forego-
ing was furnished to the ad-
dressee(s) herein this tr day
of July. 2005. :
CASSANDRA, L. DENMARK',, ES-
QLUIE ..
Polk Count., Sheriff's Offce
45.5?'JorT.h Broad aa,
E,,rcow>', Flonda 338?0 .
(863) 534-6294 ,
Florida Bar"#0553247 "
July 14, 21', 2005:2361:




IN THE CIRCUIT COURT- IN AND
FOR POLK COUNTY, FL.RIDA
MORTGAGE'ELECTRONIC REG-
ISTRATION SYSTEMS, INC., AS
NOMINEE FOR COUNTRYWIDE
HOME LOANS, INC.; .
Plaintiff,
vs.
STEVEN C N;CHOL'? TERESA
N. NICHOLS;. UrIKr!COWN TEN-
ANT I; UNKNOWN' TENANT 11;
and any unknown heirs, devises,
grantees, creditors,, and other un-
known persons or ritknown
spouses claiming by, rrougri and
under any of the ab:.e'.?rarr,.d
Defendants, '
Defendants? :.'

CASE NO. ,
53-2005-CA-21 09-WH-04
NOTICE OF ACTION
TO:
TERESA.N. NICHOLS ..
2448 LAKEVIEW STREET
LAKELAND',-FL 33801 '
LAST KNOWN'.ADDRESS
STATED, CURRENT RESI-
DEjCE UtNKNOWJ
And arny unk.rown herrs d''.-
sees, granltee. credilor and
other jnnown pr..o'u'i or un-
!knowrn spoueas claimrig r, '
through and under the above-
named Dlefenda'rini if 'de-
as ',r iwh :-' last known
3d,'lr .es ar urEkr vn o
'Ou ARE HEREB, '-JC'TiFiED
inai an-.acih.,n r i.ireclor e Mort-
gage ::.overng mie lolling real
and pereoc'nai pr.':peri-/ described
as Iollow IO'w ,I i '
The East 70 feet of. the
South 250 feet of LOT 7,
BLOCK 1, Country Club Es-
tates according to the Plat
thereof, as recorded in Plat
:Book 7, Page 10, of the Pub-
lic Records of Polk County,
Florida.
has been filed against you, and
thai you are required to serve a
copy of your written ,deferises, if
any, to it.on Natalie K. Curts,
Butler &" Hosch, P.A., 3185
South Cohway Road, Suite E,
Orlando, Florida'3 812..ahd file
the original with the Clerk of the
above-stfled Court on or before
30 days Irom the first publica-
:,on. oinerwise a Judgment may
3e enlered against you for the
relief'demanded in the Com-
plaint. -
WITNESS my hand and seal of
s.ald Court on the 30th day of
Jurne 2005
If you are a persorn-ith a dis-
ability Who need any accommoda-
tidn.in order to participate in this
proceeding, you are entitled, at no
cost to you, to the provision of cer-
tatn assistance. Please contact the
Office-of the court Administrator,
(863) 534-4690, within two (2)
working days of your receipt of this
-olce. I you are hearing pr voice
impaired call iTDD) (863) 534-
7777. or Florida Relay Service
800-955-8770.
Richard M Weiss
CLERK OF.:THE CIRCUIT
COURT ,
B' Is/Teres.a N lsQn ...
D epuly C leri;. .
(Court Seali
,uly 14 21. 2005-2357


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 31st day of
August. 2005, for this hearing at
POLK COUNTY COURTHOUSE,
COURTROOM- Juvenile Divi-
.sion Hearing Room- 1st Floor,
255 N. Broadway, BARTOW,
FLORIDA. '" -
YOUR FAILURE TO APPEAR
IN PERSON WILL BE TREATED
AS A CONSENT TO THE TERMI-
NATION OF PARENTAL RIGHTS
AND YOU WILL PERMANENTLY
LOSE ALL LEGAL RIGHTS AS A
PARENT TO THE CHILDREN)
AS NAMED IN THE PETITION
FOR TERMINATION OF PAREN-
TAL RIGHTS.
YOU HAVE THE RIGHT TO
HAVE AN ATTORNEY REPRE-
SSENT 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-
,iln.t,at 1055 U,SJp Highway 17:
tH-oin E'artpw Florida 33830.
"Telepn..ore 868-5.34-0062 nor later
than seven days'priorito the pro-'
,ceeding. If hearing impaired,
(TDD) 1-800-955-87.1, 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







IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR
POLK COUNTY, FLORIDA
PROBATE DIVISION
IN RE: ESTATE OF
VIOLET A. COTE, .
Deceased.
.. FILE NO.
05CP-1347 -
NOTICE OF ADMINISTRA-
TION
AND NOTICE TO CREDITORS"
(Intestate) ,
The administration of the estate
of VIOLET A. COTE, deceased,
File Number 05CP-1347, is pend-
ing in the Circuit court for' Polk
County, Florida, Probate Division,
the address of which is Post.Office
Box 9000. Drawer CC-4,- Bartow, -
L 3.83163-9000 Tr.e names and'
aa.,-eses ol ir.e Co-Personal
Rere.rtlal'.~ anrd Ir.e Co Per-
onalr,. Repireseniaves' aiiorney '
are set forth below. The Estate is
ir,ie-ie ALL INTERESTED
PERSONS ARE NOTIFIED
THAT: ., : .
All persons on whom this No-
"tice of AOrmir,-liraior, is served
. ho, have ,,bjcLiions ihat chal-.
lenge the validity of the Will, the
qualifications of the Personal Rep-
-resentative, venue or lunrsdiclion
of this Court are required to ile
their objections with this Court
WITHIN THE LATER OF THREE
MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF
THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF
THIS NOTICE OR THIRTY DAYS
AFTER THE DATE OR SERVICE
OF A COPY OF THIS NOTICE
ON THEM.
All creditors of the decedent
and other persons having claims
or demands against dececdent's.
estate on whom a copy df this no-
tice is served must file their claims'
with this Court WITHIN THE
LATER OF THREE MOUTHS AF-
TER THE DATE OF THE FIRST
PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE
OR THIRTY DAYS AFTERTHE
DATE OF SERVICE OF A-COP'Y
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 July 21, 2005.
PATOKA A. COTE .
190 112th Avenue, N., Unit 912
St. Petersburg, FL 33716
CEDRIC E. LEWIS, ESQ.
Attorney for the Estate
S175 5th Street S.W., Suite 205
Wirntler Han FL 33880.
. 1863l 2 '3 0353 '
SFi, Bar r1o 0452084 ," '
JulI 1, 28 2005-2422


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF
FLORIDA, IN AND FOR POLK
COUNTY
GENERAL JURISDICTION DIVI-
SION
WACHOVIA BANK, N.A. AS
TRUSTEE (BAYVIEW),
Plaintiff,
vs.
ROBERT A. STUDER, et al.,
Defendant (s).
CASE NO.
53.2005-CA-00791-0000-WH
Sec 08
NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE
SALE
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN
pursuant to a Final Judgment of
Foreclosure dated June 24, 2005,
and entered in CASE NO. 53-
2005-CA-00791-0000-WH Sec 08,
of the Circuit Court of the TENTH
Judicial Circuit in and for POLK
County, Florida, wherein WACHO-
VIA BANK, N.A. AS TRUSTEE (
BAYVIEW), is Plaintiff and ROB-
ERT A. STUDER, et al., are Defen-.
dants, 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
29th day of July, 2005, the follow-
ing described property as set forth
in said Final Judgment, to wit:
THE NORTH 100 FEET OF
LOT 369 OF INWOOD, UNIT
NO. 6, AS SHOWN BY MAP
OR PLAT THEREOF AS RE-
CORDED IN THE OFFICE OF
THE CLERK OF THE CIR-
CUIT IN AND FOR POLK
COUNTY, FLORIDA, IN PLAT
BOOK 14, PAGES 2, 2A AND
2B.
a/k/a 3820 Avenue Q NW,
Winter Haven,.Florida 33881.
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-
tainassistance. Please contact the
Office of .the .Curt Administrator,
(863)''5344690, iWithin 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 30m day of
June. 2005.
RICHARD M. WEISS
As Clerk of Said Court
By /s/ Yvette Johnson
As Deputy Clerk
(Seal)
July 14, 21,2005-2353

NOTICE OF FINAL AGENCY
ACTION BY
THE SOUTHWEST FLORIDA
WATER MANAGEMENT DIS-
TRICT
NOTICE is given that the .Dis-
trict's Final Agency Action is ap-
proval of the Environmental RFe-
source .Permit on 3.70 acres to
serve Commercial known as
Nichols Mitigation Site Modifica-
tion,.
The project is located in Polk-
County,.Section 06, Township 30 -
South, Range 23 East. The permit
applicant is Mattaniah Limited
Partnership, whose address is
P.O. Box 428, Mango, FL 33550. .
The permit no. is
44023533.00.1.
The file(s) pertaining to the pro-,
ject referred to above is available
Icr inspection Monday Inrougni Fri-
day except lor legal holidays. 8
am lo 5 p m at the Soulnwest
Florida Water Management Dis-
: Iril (Distric) 170 Cenlury Boule-
vard Banrlow. FL 33830 7700
NOTICE OF RIGHTS
Any person whose subsarnlial
irleresi are ettected by the Dis- -
Irdc s action may request an ad-
minitralve' hearing in accordance,
wvin Section 120 569 and 120 57
Fr..,rnda Stalutes (F S.I and Chap-
ler 28-106. Florida Administrative
Cods (F A.C ). of mne Uniform
Rules or Procedure. A request for
hearing must (I) explain hoin the
substantial interest of each person
requesting the hearing i ri be at-
fecied by the District's action or fi-
nal action '2) state all material
acts oispuled Dy each person re-
questng the nearing or state that
there are no disputed lacts; and
(31 ormerne comply with Chapter,
28-706 F A C A request lor hear-
rng muis Da'illed wiin and received
/ ine Agency Clerk 01 Ihe Dislncl
, al Ie Dslrict s Brooksvilie ad-
aress 2379 Broad Sheel Brooks-
ville FL 34604-6899 within 21
days ol puhlicahion ol this notice
allure 10o tile a request lor hearing q
wairlin this time period shall ':onslt-
:ute a waiver oc any r.gnl such per-
son may have Io request a hearing
und'r SecIons 120 569 and
120 57. F S .
Because tre adrrinrslrative
hearing process is designated to
formulate final agency action, the
filing of a petition means that the
District's final action may be differ-
ent from the position taken by it in
this notice of final agency action.
Persons whose substantial inter-
ests will be affected'by any such
final decision of thie District on the
applicalon have the right to peti-
Iorn to become a party to the pro-
ceeding, in accordance with the
requirements set forth above.
.Mediation pursuant to Section
120.573, FS So sell an admin-
istrative dOspule regarding the Dis-
rict's final acllon In this smaller is.
nol available prior to Itetwing ol a '
- request for hearing.
July 21, 2005-2430


All other creditors of the dece-
dent and other persons who have
claims or demands against the de-
cedent's estate, must file their
claims with this court WITHIN 3
MONTHS AFTER THE. DATE OF
THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF
THIS NOTICE.
ALL CLAIMS NOT SO FILED
WILL BE FOREVER BARRED.
The date of first publication
of this notice is July 21, 2005.
Linda Palas, Personal Repre-
sentative
MICHAEL H. WILLISON, P.A.
Michael H. Willison, Esquire
2033 E. Edgewood Drive, Suite 1
Lakeland, Florida 33803
(863) 668-8715
Florida Bar No. 382787
Attomey Ifor Peisonal Representas- *
tive
July 21, 28, 2005-2428


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF
POLK COUNTY, FLORIDA
IN RE: ESTATE OF
DOCK 0. VAUGHN,
Deceased.
PROBATE DIVISION
File Number:
05CP-1591
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
Dock 0. Vaughn, deceased, File
Number 05CP-1E91, 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
$Z3.416.0 and that the name and
address of those to whom it has
been assigned by such Order are:
Fay C. Meacham
770 West Stuart Street
Bartow, FL 33830
ALL INTERESTED PERSONS
ARE NOTIFIED THAT:
All creditors of the estate of the
decedent and other person having
claims or demands against the es-
tate of the decedent other than
those listed in the Order of Sum-
mary Administration must file their
claims with this Court WITHIN
THREE 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 14. 2005.
Person'Giving Notice:
Fay C. Meacham
770 West Stuart Street
Bartow, 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 14, 21, 2005-2378



NOTICE OF GRIEVANCE
HEARING
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN
that THE SCHOOL BOARD OF
POLK COUNTY, FLORIDA, an-
. ounces a grievance hearing to
which all persons are invited.
DATE AND TIME:
Thursday, August 11,
2005 at 8:30 a.m.
PLACE:
Auditorium at admin-
istrative offices of
The School Board of
Polk County, Florida,
at 1915 South Floral
Avenue, Bartow, Flor-
ida 33830
PURPOSE:
To hear a Step III
grievance filed by
Ricky Byrd.
For further information about
the Public Hearing, please contact
Jose Farinas, Employee Relations
Director for The School Board of
Polk County, Florida, at Post Of-
fice Box 391, Bartow, Florida
33831, or 863-534-0731.
To All Concerned Parties: If
a party decides to appeal any de-
cision madeat this hearing, it will
be necessary for that party to have
a record of the proceeding and for
such purposes shall need to in-
sure that a verbatim record of the
proceeding be made which record
includes the testimony and evi-
dence upon which the appeal is to
be based. The costs of such re-
cord shall be borne by the party
desiring the appeal.
Pursuant to the provisions of
the Americans with Disabilities
Act, any person requiring special
accommodations to participate in
this meeting is asked to advise the
agency at least 48 hours before
the meeting by contacting Patricia
Hunter at 863-534-0513. If you are
hearing or speech impaired,
please contact the agency by call-
ing Florida Relay Service at 1-800-
955-8771.
Dated: July 18, 2005.
THE SCHOOL BOARD OF
POLK COUNTY, FLORIDA
By Kay Fields, Board
Chair
Attest Gail F. McKinzie,
Secretary
(Seal)
July 21, 2005-2429




IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR
POLK COUNTY, FLORIDA
PROBATE DIVISION
IN RE: ESTATE QF
Donald Glenn Palas
deceased.
S Case Number:
05CP-1645
NOTICE TO CREDITORS
SThe administration of the estate
of Donald Glenn Palas, de-
ceased, Case Number 05CP-
1645, is pending in the Circuit
Court for Polk County, Florida,
Probate Division, the address of
which is Richard M. Weiss, Clerk
of the Court, Post Office Box
9000, Drawer CC-4, Barlow, FL
33830-9000. The names and ad-
dresses of the Personal Repre-
sentative and the Personal Repre-
sentative's attorney are set forth
below.
All creditors of the decedent
and other persons, who have
claims or demands against dece-
dent's estate on whom a copy of
this notice has been served must
file their claims with this Court
WITHIN THE LATER OF 3
MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF
THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF
THIS NOTICE OR 30 DAYS AF-
TER THE DATE OF SERVICE OF
A COPY OF THIS NOTICE ON
THEM.


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 August 12th, 2005 at 8:30 a.m.
in regards to vehicles:
98 Chevy
1GCCS1442WK238441
90 Chevrolet
2G1WL54T8L9308085
98 Ford
1FAFP52U2WA275042
86 Pontiac
1G2FW87H6GL256532
90 Oldsmobile
1G3WH54TXLD378246
91 L W in -* P>" '' '("I
1LNCM81W7MY636971
July 21, 2005-2433


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF
POLK COUNTY, FLORIDA
PROBATE DIVISION
IN RE: Estate of
ALICE L. SCHERER,
Deceased.
File No:
05 CP-1'505
NOTICE OF ADMINISTRA-
TION
AND NOTICE TO CREDITORS
(Testate)
The administration of the estate
of ALICE L. SCHERER, deceased,
whose date of death was June 21,
2005, File Number 5 CP-1505. is
pending in the Circuit Court for
Polk County, Florida, Probate Divi-
sion, the address of which is Post
Office Box 9000, Drawer CC-4,
Bartow, Florida 33830. The estate
is testate and the date of the Will
and any Codicils are July 15,
2003. The names and addresses
of the personal representative and
the personal representative's at-
torney are set forth below.
All interested persons on whom
a copy of this Notice of Admin-
istration is served must file any ob-
jections that challenge the validity
of the will, the qualifications of the
personal representative, venue, or
jurisdiction of this Court, by filing a
petition or other pleading request-
ing relief with this Court, in accor-
dance with the Florida Probate
Rules, WITHIN THREE MONTHS
AFTER THE DATE OF THE
SERVICE OF A COPY OF THIS
NOTICE ON THEM.
All creditors of the decedent
and other persons having claims
or demands against decedent's
estate, including unmatured, con-
tingent or unliquidated claims, on
whom a copy of this notice Is
served must file their claims with -
this Court WITHIN THE LATER
OF 3 MONTHS AFTER THE
DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICA-
TION OF THIS NOTICE OR 30
DAYS AFTER THE DATE OF
SERVICE OF A COPY OF THIS
NOTICE ON THEM.
All other creditors of the dece-
dent and other persons having
claims or demands against the de-
cedent's estate, including unma-
tured, contingent and unliquidated
claims, must file their claims with
this court WITHIN 3 MONTHS AF-
TER THE DATE OF THE FIRST
PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE.
ALL CLAIMS NOT SO FILED
WILL BE FOREVER BARRED.
NOTWITHSTANDING THE
TIME PERIODS SET FORTH
ABOVE, ANY CLAIM FILED TWO
.(2) YEARS OR MORE AFTER
THE DECEDENT'S DATE OF
DEATH IS BARRED.
The date of the first publication
of this Notice is July 14. 2005.
Personal Representative:
A.B. HAM.
8136 Habakka Road
Lithia, Florida 33547
Attorney for Personal Representa-
tive:
Robert T. Miller, Esquire
Florida Bar No: 055750
Miller, Crosby & Miller, P.A.
Post Office Box 8169
Lakeland, Florida 33802-8169
(863) 688-7038
July 14, 21, 2005-2365


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR
POLK COUNTY, FLORIDA
PROBATE DIVISION
IN RE: ESTATE OF
WINFRED HAMPTON SILER,
Deceased.
FILE NO.
05CP-1419
NOTICE OF ADMINISTRA-
TION
AND NOTICE TO CREDITORS
(Intestate)
The administration of the estate
of WINFRED HAMPTON SILER,
deceased, File Number 05CP-
1419, is pending in the Circuit
court for Polk County, Florida, Pro-
bate Division, the address of
which is Post Office Box 9000,
Drawer CC-4, Bartow, FL 33831-
9000. The names and addresses
of the Personal Representatives
and the Personal Representatives'
attorney, are set forth below. The
Estate is Intestate. ALL INTER-
ESTED PERSONS ARE NOTI-
FIED THAT:
All persons, on whom this No-
tice of Administration is served
who have objections to the qualifi-
cations of the Personal Represen-
tative, venue, or jurisdiction of this
Court are required to file their ob-
jections with this Court WITHIN
THE LATER OF THREE
MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF
THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF
THIS NOTICE OR THIRTY DAYS
AFTER THE DATE OF SERVICE
OF A COPY OF THIS NOTICE
ON THEM..
All creditors of the decedent
and other persons having claims
or demands against decedent's
estate on whom a copy of this no-
tice is served must file their claims
with this Court WITHIN THE
LATER OF THREE MONTHS AF-
TER THE DATE OF THE FIRST
PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE
OR THIRTY DAYS AFTER THE
DATE OF SERVICE OF A COPY
OF THIS NOTICE ON THEM.
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 July 21, 2005.
JEFRREY SILER
P.O. Box 552
Fort Meade, FL 33841
CEDRIC E. LEWIS, ESQ.
Attorney for the Estate
175 5th Street S.W., Suite 205
Winter Haven, FL 33880
(863) 293-0353
Fla. Bar No. 0452084
July 21, 28, 2005-2420


tate and (2) Any objection by an
interested person to whom this no-
tice was mailed that challenges
the validity of the will, the qualifica-
tions of the Personal Representa-
tive, venue, or jurisdiction of the
Court.
ALL CLAIMS AND OBJEC-
TIONS NOT SO FILED WILL BE
FOREVER BARRED.
Publication of this Notice has
begun on July 21, 2005.
Personal Representative:
Benjamin Knight
503 N. Iowa Ave., Lakeland,
FL 33801
Attorney for Personal representa-
tive:
Charlotte R. Adderley
Attorney At Law
123 N. Kentucky Ave., Suite 219
Lakeland, Fl. 33801
Ty-i 8r,3) 683 6761
" ,'(863) 683-8,762 "' .
Florida Bar No. 0323829
July 21, 28, 2005-2419


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR
POLK COUNTY, FLORIDA PRO-
BATE DIVISION
IN RE: ESTATE OF
ARTHUR KEITH SHELDON, JR.
Deceased.
File No.:
05-CP-1586
NOTICE TO CREDITORS
The administration of the estate
of Arthur Keith Sheldon, Jr., de-
ceased, whose date of death was
January 15, 2005, is pending in
the Circuit Court for Polk County,
Florida, Probate Division, the ad-
dress of which is P.O. Box 9000,
Drawer CC-4, Bartow, Florida
33831. The names and addresses
of the personal representative and
the personal representatives" at-
torney are set forth below.
All creditors of the decedent
and other persons having claims
or demands against decedent's
estate on whom a copy of this no-
tice has been served must file
their claims with this court WITHIN
THE LATER OF 3 MONTHS AF-
TER THE DATE OF THE FIRST
PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE
OR 30 DAYS AFTER THE TIME
OF SERVICE OF A COPY OF
THIS NOTICE ON THEM.
All other creditors of the dece-
dent and other persons having
claims or demands against dece-
dent's estate must file their claims
with this court WITHIN 3 MONTHS
AFTER THE DATE OF 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 July 21. 2005.
Personal Representative:
Arthur K. Sheldon, Sr.
541 Palencia Place
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
July 21, 28, 2005-2423


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR
POLK COUNTY, FLORIDA PRO-
BATE DIVISION
IN RE: ESTATE OF
ROBERT G. WATERS,
Deceased.
File Number:
05CP-1579
Division Probate
NOTICE TO CREDITORS
The administration of the estate
of ROBERT G. WATERS, de-
ceased, whose date of death was
May 28, 2005; File Number 05CP-
1579, is pending in the Circuit
Court for Polk County, Florida,
Probate Division, the address of
which is Post Office Box 9000,
Drawer CC-4, Bartow, FL 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 persons having claims or
demands against decedent's es-
tate must file their claims with this
court WITHIN 3 MONTHS AFTER
THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUB-
LICATION OF THIS NOTICE.
ALL CLAIMS 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 14, 2005.
CORNELIA McC. WATERS
Personal Representative
101 78th Street
Holmes Beach, Florida 32817
John K. Vreeland
Attorney for Personal Representa-
tive
Florida Bar No. 139668
,GRAYROBINSON, P.A.
One Lake Morton Drive
Post Office Box 3
Lakeland, Florida 33802-0003
Telephone: (863) 284-2200
July 14, 21, 2005-2370

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR
POLK, COUNTY FLORIDA PRO-
BATE DIVISION
IN RE: ESTATE OF:
GLADYS LOREEN KNIGHT
Deceased.
CASE NO.
04CP-1786
DIVISION: Probate
NOTICE OF ADMINISTRA-

THE ADMINISTRATION OF
the estate of GLADYS LOREEN
KNIGHT deceased, File Number
04CP-1786, is pending in the Cir-
cuit Court for Polk County, Florida,
Probate Division, the address of
which is P.O. Box 9000, Barrow,
FI. 33831-9000. The names and
addresses of the Personal Repre-
sentative and the Personal Repre-
sentative's attorney are set forth
below.
All interested persons are re-
quired to file with this Court,
WITHIN THREE (3) MONTHS OF
THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF
THIS NOTICE.
(1) All claims against the es-


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN
AND FOR POLK COUNTY, FLOR-
IDA
CIVIL DIVISION
IN RE: FORFEITURE OF:
2000 FORD MUSTANG GT
VIN# 1FAFP42X9YF256238
TAG# 234930

CASE NO.: 2005CA-2466
SECTION: 08
NOTICE OF FORFEITURE
PROCEEDINGS
Keith Brinson
6217 Indian Lane
Lakeland, Florida 33813
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 18, 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 July 8,
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 11th day
of July, 2005.
CASSANDRA L. DENMARK, ES-
QUIRE
Polk County Sheriff's Office
455 North Broadway
Bartow, Florida 33830
(863) 534-6294
Florida Bar #0553247
July 21, 28, 2005-2418


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN
AND FOR POLK COUNTY, FLOR-
IDA
CIVIL DIVISION
IN RE: FORFEITURE OF:
ONE THOUSAND FIFTY-THREE
AND NO/1 00 DOLLARS
($1,053.00) U.S. CURRENCY

CASE NO.: 2005CA-2343
SECTION: 08
NOTICE OF FORFEITURE
PROCEEDINGS
Ricky Muoio
1129 North Grady Ave-
nue
Lakeland, Florida
AND ALL OTHER PER-
SONS who claim an interest in
the above-captioned property:
Grady Judd, as Sher-
iff of Polk County, Florida, ("
Polk County Sheriff's Office"),
gives notice of forfeiture pro-
ceedings pursuant to Sections
932.701-707, Florida Statutes,
in regard to the above-de-
scribed property ("Captioned
Property").
1. Captioned Property was
seized in or near Lakeland, in
Polk County, Florida on or
about May 24, 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
28, 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 29th day
of July. 2005.
CASSANDRA L. DENMARK, ES-
QUIRE
Polk County Sheriff's Office
455 North Broadway
Bartow, Florida 33830
(863) 534-6294
Florida Bar #0553247
July 14, 21, 2005-2360


Minor Child.
NOTICE OF ACTION TO
TERMINATION OF
PARENTAL RIGHTS OF MI-
NOR CHILD
CASE NO.: 53-2005DR-
POLK COUNTY 005860-0000-LK
BOARD OF COUNTY SECTION: 1
COMMISSIONERS TO: UNKNOWN FATHER
A POLITICAL SUBDIVISION OF YOU ARE NOTIFIED that a Pe-
THE STATE OF FLORIDA tition for Termination of Parental
HEREIN REFERRED TO Rights of Minor Child has been
AS THE "COUNTY" filed against you and you are re-
HEREBY GIVES NOTICE OF quired to serve a copy of your writ-
INVITATION TO BID ten defenses, if any, to it on THO-
BID #05-176 MAS J. CHAWK, Esquire, Post
SALE OF SURPLUS LAND Office Box 8209, Lakeland, Florida
MAMMOTH GROVE 33802-8209, the Petitioner's Attor-
The County is soliciting bids for ney, on or before August 8 2005.
the sale of surplus land for a and file the original with the Clerk
County owned parcel in Mammoth of this Court either before service
Grove Subdivision. Bid packages on the Petitioner's attorney or im-
may be obtained from the Pur- mediately thereafter; otherwise, a
chasing Division, 2470 Clower default will be entered against you
Lane, Bartow, Florida, 33830, for the relief demanded in the Peti-
(863) 534-5610, or can be down- tion.
loaded from our website at www. UNDER SECTION 63.089,
polk-county net Respondents FLORIDA STATUTES, FAILURE
must submit one (1) original bid TO FILE A WRITTEN RE-
proposal prior to 2:00 p.m. on the SPONSE TO THIS NOTICE WITH
receiving date to thea Purchasing THE COURT OR TO APPEAR AT
Division, 2470 Clower Lane, Bar- THIS HEARING CONSTITUTES
tow, Florida, 33830. Receiving GROUNDS UPON WHICH THE
date is Wednesday, August 10, COURT SHALL END ANY PA-
2005. Bids will be opened and RENTAL RIGHTS YOU MAY
publicly read immediately thereaf- HAVE REGARDING THE MINOR
ter. Bids received after this time CHILD.
will not be considered. The bid Dated this 24th day of June,
must be submitted in a "sealed" 2005.
parcel. The Purchasing Director RICHARD M. WEISS
reserves the right to reject any or Clerk of the Courts
all bids' BY: /s/ Jessica Rayburn
W.'"1 'Buidy" fC.re "' "
chasing Director (Court Seal)
July 21, 25, 2005-2438FR July 21, 28, Aug. 4, 11, 2005-2436


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN
AND FOR POLK COUNTY, FLOR-
IDA
CIVIL DIVISION
IN RE: FORFEITURE OF:
2002 FORD TAURUS
VIN# 1FAFP53U1 2G195527
TAG# B605RY

CASE NO.: 2005CA-2467
SECTION: 11
NOTICE OF FORFEITURE
PROCEEDINGS
Jeffrey A. Quick
6608 Tulsa Lane
Lakeland, Florida 33809
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 31, 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 July 8,
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 11th day
of July. 2005.
CASSANDRA L. DENMARK, ES-
QUIRE
Polk County Sheriff's Office
455 North Broadway
Bartow, Florida 33830
(863) 534-6294
Florida Bar #0553247
July 21, 28, 2005-2417

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT, IN
AND FOR POLK COUNTY,
FLORIDA
IN RE: ESTATE OF
RICHARD J. HARTLE, Deceased.
PROBATE FILE NUMBER
NOTICE TO CREDITORS
The administration of the estate
of RICHARD J. HARTLE, de-
ceased, File Number 05CP-0959
by the Circuit Court for Polk
County, Florida, Probate Division,
the address of which is 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 creditors of the decedent
and other persons having claims
or demands against decedent's
estate, including unmatured, con-
tingent or unliquidated claims, on
whom a copy of this notice is
served must file their claims with
this court WITHIN THE LATER OF
3 MONTHS AFTER THE DATE
OF THE FIRST 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, including unma-
tured, contingent or unliquidated
claims, must file their claims with
this court WITHIN 3 MONTHS AF-
TER THE DATE OF THE FIRST
PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE.
ALL CLAIMS NOT SO FILED
WILL BE FOREVER BARRED.
The date of first publication of
this Notice is July 21. 2005.
Person Giving Notice:
RONALD HARTLE, SR.
37 Popple Hill
Gouverneur, New York 13642
Attorney for Person Giving Notice:
TED A. LASSEIGNE, Esquire
Post Office Box 2238
Haines City, FL 33845-2238
Telephone: 863/422-2216
Florida Bar No. 163202
July 21, 28, 2005-2425




IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN
AND FOR POLK COUNTY,
FLORIDA
IN RE: THE MATTER OF THE
TERMINATION OF PARENTAL
RIGHTS OF MINOR CHILD
KENNETH G. WINT, DOB:
12/11/95,.


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
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 this 10th day of JuML,
2005.
RICHARD M. WEISS
Clerk of the Circuit Court
By: /s/ Yvette Johnson
Deputy Clerk
(CIRCUIT COURT SEAL)
July 21, 28, 2005-2410


July 21, 2005


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN
AND FOR POLK COUNTY,
FLORIDA
PROBATE DIVISION
IN RE: THE ESTATE OF
KENNETH W. LUCAS
Deceased
CC-7899
CASE NUMBER
05CP-1640
NOTICE TO CREDITORS
The administration of the estate
of Kenneth W. Lucas, deceased,
whose date of death was Decem-
ber 14, 2004, File Number 05CP-
1640, 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 21.
005,.
Personal Representative:
Barbara J. Lucas
1707 Sherwood Hill 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 21, 28, 2005-2439


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT
OF THE 10th JUDICIAL
CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR
POLK COUNTY, FLORIDA
GENERAL JURISDICTION
DIVISION
U.S. BANK NATIONAL ASSOCIA-
TION,
PLAINTIFF
VS.
TERRY JOSEPH VANNER, 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 TERRY JOSEPH VAN-
NER; FRANCES JOAN VANNER,
IF LIVING, A'bt'lIF DEAD, THE
UNKNOWN SPOUSE, HEIRS,
DEVISEES, GRANTEES, AS-
SIGNEES, LIENORS, CREDI-
TORS, TRUSTEES AND ALL
OTHER PARTIES CLAIMING AN
INTEREST BY, THROUGH, UN-
DER OR AGAINST FRANCES
JOAN VANNER; HIGHLANDS
RESERVE HOMEOWNERS AS-
SOCIATION, INC.; SUNTRUST
BANK; JOHN DOE AND JANE
DOE AS UNKNOWN TENANTS
IN POSSESSION
DEFENDANTS)
CASE NO:
05-CA-603
NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE
SALE
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN
pursuant to a Summary Final
Judgment of Foreclosure dated
June 10. 2005 entered in Civil
Case No. 05-CA-603 of the Circuit
Court of the 10TH Judicial Circuit
in and for POLK County, BAR-
TOW; Florida, I will sell to the
highest and best bidder for cash at
THE EAST CORRIDOR ON THE
FIRST FLOOR at the POLK
County Courthouse located at 255
N Broadway Ave. in Bartow, Flor-
ida, at 9:00 a.m. on the 9th day of
August 2005 the following de-"
scribed property as set forth in
said Summary Final Judgment, to-
wit:
THE LAND IS SITUs.
ATED IN THE STATE-
OF FLORIDA, COUNTY.
OF POLK, CITY OF
DAVENPORT, AND DE-
SCRIBED AS FOL-;
LOWS: LOT 65, HIGH-
LANDS RESERVE
PHASE 5, ACCORDING
TO THE PLAT '
THEREOF AS RE-
CORDED IN PLAT
BOOK 113, PAGES 8
THROUGH 11, INCLU-
SIVE, AS RECORDED
IN THE PUBLIC RE-
CORDS OF POLK
COUNTY, FLORIDA;
SAID LAND SITUATE,
LYING AND BEING IN
POLK COUNTY, FLOR-
IDA.
All sales are to be held at the
east end of the east corridor,
first floor, of the Polk County,
Courthouse located at 255
North Broadway Avenue, 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 "Nbtice of
Change" at the sale location


6B


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I'lle Poll, County Democrat









July 21, 2005


The Polk County Democrat


I


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF
FLORIDA IN AND FOR POLK
COUNTY
UNION FEDERAL BANK OF INDI-
ANAPOLIS,
Plaintiff,
vs.
COLIN. WHITEHEAD, 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 COLIN WHITEHEAD;
UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF COLIN
WHITEHEAD; UNKNOWN TEN-
ANT,
Defendants.
CASE NO.
05-CA-2188
NOTICE OF ACTION
TO: COLIN WHITEHEAD; UN-
KNOWN SPOUSE OF COLIN
WHITEHEAD,
Last known address: 524 VE-
RONA AVE., DAVENPORT, FL
33897
If alive, and if dead, all parties
claiming interest by, through, un-
der or against COLIN WHITE-
HEAD; UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF
COLIN WHITEHEAD and all par-
ties having or claiming to have any
right, title or interest in the prop-
erty described herein.
YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an
action for Foreclosure of Mort-
gage on the following described
property:
LOT 178, REGAL PALMS AT
HIGHLAND RESERVE,
PHASE 2, ACCORDING TO
THE PLAT RECORDED IN
PLAT BOOK 125, PAGES 1
AND 2, AS RECORDED IN
THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF
POLK COUNTY, FLORIDA.;
SAID LAND SITUATE, LYING
AND BEING IN POLK
COUNTY, FLORIDA.
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, Attor-
ney for Plaintiff, whose address is
951 N.E. 167th Street, Suite 204,
North Miami Beach, FL 33162, on
or before August 22, 2005 and file
the original with the Clerk of this
Court either before service on
Plaintiff's attorney or ,immediately
thereafter; otherwise a default will
be entered against you for the re-
lief demanded in the complaint.
WITNESS my hand and seal of
this Court this 156L".ay of July.
RICHARD M.'WEISS
Clerk of the Court
By: /s/ Letitia Wilson
As Deputy Clerk
(Seal)
July 21, 28, 2005-2412







IN THE CIRCUIT COURT
OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL
CIRCUIT IN AND FOR
POLK COUNTY, FLORIDA,
PROBATE DIVISION
IN RE:
ESTATE OF EUGENE
IRVIN COOK a/k/a
EUGENE I. COOK, DE-
CEASED.
FILE NO.
05CP-1 562
NOTICE TO CREDITORS
The administration of the es-
tate of EUGENE IRVIN
COOK a/k/a EUGENE I.
COOK, deceased, File Number
05CP-1562, is pending in the
Circuit Court for Polk County,
Florida, Probate Division, the
address of which is P. 0. Box
9000, Drawer CC-4, Bartow,
Florida 33831. The names and
addresses of the Personal rep-
resentative and the Personal
representative's attorney are
set forth below.
All, creditors of the decedent
and other persons having
claims or demands against de-
cedent's estate, including un-
matured, contingent or unliqui-
dated claims, on whom a copy
of this notice is served must
file their claims with this court
WITHIN 'THE LATER OF 3
MONTHS AFTER THE
DATE OF THE FIRST. PUB-
LICATION OF THIS NO-
TICE OR 30 DAYS AFTER
THE DATE OF SERVICE
OF A COPY- OF THIS NO-
TICE ON THEM.
All other creditors of the de-
cedent and other persons hav-
ing claims or demands against
the decedent's estate, includ-
ing unmatured, contingent or
unliquidated claims, must file
their claims with this court
WITHIN 3 MONTHS AFTER
THE DATE OF THE FIRST
PUBLICATION OF THIS
NOTICE.
ALL CLAIMS NOT SO
FILED WILL BE FOREVER
BARRED.
NOTWITHSTANDING
THE TIME PERIOD SET
FORTH ABOVE, ANY
CLAIM FILED TWO (2)
YEARS OR MORE AFTER
THE DECEDENT'S DATE
OF DEATH IS BARRED.
The date of first publication
of this Notice is July 21. 2005.
Bruce A. Cook
1 286 40th Street
Sarasota, FL 34232
ROBERT C. NETTLETON
Florida Bar No. 058429
P. O. Box 277
Haines City, FL ,?"845-
0277
Telephone: (863) 422-
6484
Attorney for Personal
Representative
July 21, 28, 2005-2434


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF
FLORIDA, IN AND FOR POLK
COUNTY
GENERAL JURISDICTION DIVI-
SION
U.S. BANK, N.A. SUCCESSOR BY
MERGER TO THE LEADER MORT-
GAGE COMPANY,
Plaintiff,
vs.
CHESTER MILLER, III, A/K/A
CHESTER C. MILLER, et al.,
Defendant (s).
CASE NO.
53-2005-CA-001279-0000-00
NOTICE OF ACTION
TO: CHESTER MILLER, III, A/K/A
CHESTER C. MILLER
Residence Unknown
If alive, and if dead, all parties
claiming interest by, through, un-
der or against CHESTER MILLER,
III, A/K/A CHESTER C. MILLER,
and all parties having or claiming
to have any right, title or interest in
the property herein described.
YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an ac-
tion for Foreclosure of Mortgage
on the following described prop-
erty:
Lot 27, SABAL BEND PHASE
TWO, according to the map or
plat thereof recorded in Plat
Book 114, Page 34, of the
Public Records of Polk
County, Florida.
a/k/a 3010 Sabal Bend Drive
NE, Winter Haven, Florida
33881.
has been filed against you and
you are required to serve a copy
of your written defenses, if any, to
it, on Stuart H. Gitlitz, Attorney for
Plaintiff, whose address is 9830
S.W. 77th Avenue, Second Floor,
Miami, Florida 33156, on or before
August 22 2005. a date which is
within thirty (30) days after the first
publication of this Notice in the
POLK COUNTY DEMOCRAT and
file the original with the Clerk of
this Court either before service on
Plaintiff's attorney or immediately
thereafter; otherwise a default will
be entered against you for the re-
lief demanded in the complaint.
WITNESS my hand and the
seal of this Court this 19th day of
July, 2005.
RICHARD M. WEISS
As Clerk of the Court
By: /s/ Teresa Nelson
As Deputy Clerk
(Court Seal)
July 21, 28, 2005-2442

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF
7FLORIDA, IN AND FOR POLK
COUNTY
GENERAL JURISDICTION DIVI-
SION
MORTGAGE ELECTRONIC REGIS-
TRATION SYSTEMS, INC. AS'
NOMINEE FOR CHASE HOME FI-
NANCE, LLC SUCCESSOR BY
MERGER TO CHASE MANHAT-
TAN MORTGAGE CORPORA-
TION,
Plaintiff,
vs.
WILLIAM D. GALLOWAY, et al.,
Defendant (s).
CASE NO.
2005-CA-790-0000-WH-Div 11
NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE
SALE
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN
pursuant to a Final Judgment of
Foreclosure dated July 11, 2005,
and entered in CASE NO. 2005-
CA-790-0000-WH-Div 11, of the
Circuit Court of the TENTH Judi-
cial Circuit in and for POLK
County, Florida, wherein MORT-
GAGE ELECTRONIC REGISTRA-
TION SYSTEMS, INC. AS NOMI-
NEE FOR CHASE HOME FI-
NANCE, LLC SUCCESSOR BY
MERGER TO CHASE MANHAT-
TAN MORTGAGE CORPORA-
TION, is Plaintiff and WILLIAM D.
GALLOWAY et al., are Defen-
dants, 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
15th day of August, 2005, the fol-
lowing described property as set
forth in said Final Judgment, to
wit:
LOT 98 OF YEARLING
TRACE PHASE 2, ACCORD-
ING TO THE PLAT THEREOF
AS RECORDED IN PLAT
BOOK 100, PAGE 7, PUBLIC.
RECORDS OF POLK
COUNTY, FLORIDA TO-
GETHER WITH THAT CER--
TAIN 2000 MOBILITY RINGO
MOBILE HOME WITH SE-
RIAL NUMBERS N89575A/TI-
TLE NUMBER 90559413 AND
SERIAL NUMBER N89575B/
TITLE NUMBER 90559460
a/k/a 11922 Backland Path
Road, Polk City, Florida
33868.
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 13. f day of
Julv. 2005.
RICHARD M. WEISS
As Clerk of said Court
By /s/ Felicia Borders
As Deputy Clerk
(Seal)
July 21, 28, 2005-2414


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR
POLK COUNTY, FLORIDA
PROBATE DIVISION
IN RE: ESTATE OF
KENNETH TYLER GARMON,
SR.,
Deceased.
FILE NO.
05CP-001689
NOTICE OF ADMINISTRA-
TION
AND NOTICE TO CREDITORS
(Intestate)
The administration of the estate
of KENNETH TYLER GARMON,
SR., deceased, File Number
05CP-001689, is pending in the
Circuit court for Polk County, Flor-
ida, Probate Division, the address
of which is Post Office Box 9000,
Drawer CC-4, Bartow, FL 33831-
9000. The names and addresses
of the Co-Personal Representa-
tives and the Co-Personal Repre-
sentatives' attorney, are set forth
below. The Estate is Intestate.
ALL INTERESTED PERSONS
ARE NOTIFIED THAT:
All persons on whom this No-
tice of Administration is. served
who have objections that chal-
lenge the validity of the Will, the
qualifications of the Personal Rep-
resentative, venue, or jurisdiction
of this Court are required to file
their objections with this Court
WITHIN THE LATER OF THREE
MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF
THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF
THIS NOTICE OR THIRTY DAYS
AFTER THE DATE OF SERVICE
OF A COPY OF THIS NOTICE
ON THEM.
All creditors of the decedent
and other persons having claims
or demands against decedent's
estate on whom a copy of this no-
tice is served must file their claims
with this Court WITHIN THE
LATER OF THREE MONTHS AF-
TER THE DATE OF THE FIRST
PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE
OR THIRTY DAYS AFTER THE
DATE OF SERVICE OF A COPY
OF THIS NOTICE ON THEM.
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 FIRSTPUBLICATION 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 July 21, 2005.
JANICE GARMON
405 AVenue M: N.E.'
Winter Haven, Florida 33884
CEDRIC E. LEWIS, ESQ.
332 Third Street N.W.
Winter Haven, FL 33881
Fla. Bar No. 0452084
July 21, 28, 2005-2440



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.
NIGEL NYKIN, ET AL.,
DEFENDANTSS.
CASE NO:
53-05CA-1990-WH-SEC. 07
NOTICE OF ACTION
CONSTRUCTIVE SERVICE
TO: ZIFEY NYKIN
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 371 OF IMPERIA-
LAKES, PHASE ONE,
ACCORDING TO THE
MAP OR PLAT,
THEREOF, RECORDED
IN 'PLAT .BOOK 63,
PAGE 43 THROUGH
45, OF THE OFFICE OF
THE CLERK OF THE
CIRCUIT COURT IN
AND FOR POLK
COUNTY, FLORIDA.
has been filed against the cor-
poration and the corporation is
required to serve a copy of
your written defenses, if any,
to it on DAVID J. STERN, ESQ.
Plaintiff's attorney, whose ad-
dress is 801 S University Drive,
#500, Plantation, FL 33324 on
or before August 22. 2005 (ho
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 19th day of July
2005.
RICHARD M. WEISS -
CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT
BY: /s/ Teresa Nelson
DEPUTY CLERK
(Seal)
ATTORNEY FOR PLAINTIFF:
LAW OFFICES OF DAVID J.
STERN
801 S. UNIVERSITY DRIVE,
SUITE 500
PLANTATION, FL 33324
July 21, 28, 2005-2441


complaint
WITNESS my hand and seal of
this Court this 12th day of Ju"Iy
2005.
RICHARD M. WEISS
Clerk of the Court
By: /s/ Shirley Deschamps
As Deputy Clerk
(Seal)
July 14, 21, 2005-2381




)Dentocrat & Leader
Advertising pays
BIG Dividends


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT
OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL
CIRCUIT OF THE STATE
OF FLORIDA, IN AND FOR
POLK COUNTY
CIVIL DIVISION
CITIFINANCIAL SERVICES, INC.,
ATTORNEY-IN-FACT FOR
WASHINGTON MUTUAL FI-
NANCE, LLC, SUCCESSOR BY
MERGER TO BLAZER FINANCIAL
SERVICES, INC. OF FLORIDA,
Plaintiff,
vs.
ANGEL M. COLON; THE UN-
KNOWN SPOUSE OF ANGEL M.
COLON; RUBY COLON; THE UN-
KNOWN SPOUSE OF RUBY CO-
LON, 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;
UNKNOWN TENANT #1; UN-
KNOWN TENANT #2,
Defendant(s).
CASE NO.
53-2005-CA-002355-
0000-00-SEC 11
NOTICE OF ACTION
TO:
RUBY COLON; THE UN-
KNOWN SPOUSE OF RUBY.
COLON, IF LIVING, INCLUD-
ING ANY UNKNOWN SPOUSE
OF SAID DEFENDANTSS, IF
REMARRIED, AND IF DE-
CEASED, THE RESPECTIVE
UNKNOWN HEIRS, DEVI-
SEES, GRANTEES, ASSIGN-
EES, CREDITORS, LIENORS,
AND TRUSTEES, AND ALL
OTHER PERSONS CLAIMING
BY, THROUGH; UNDER OR
AGAINST THE NAMED DE-
FENDANT(S)
Whose 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 22.
2005 the nature of this proceeding
being a suit for foreclosure of
mortgage against the following de-
scribed property, to wit:
LOT 16, BLOCK 3,
LAKEVIEW VILLAGE, AC-
CORDING TO THE PLAT
THEREOF RECORDED IN
PLAT BOOK 34, PAGE 27,
PUBLIC RECORDS OF
POLK COUNTY, FLORIDA.
A/K/A 407 TARAWA
STREET, LAKELAND, FL
33805.
If you fail to file your answer or
written defenses in the above pro-
ceeding, on plaintiff's attorney, a
default will be entered against you
for the relief demanded in the
Complaint or Petition.
If you 'are a person with disabilities
who needs any accommodation in
order to participate in this pro-
ceeding, you are entitled at no
cost to you, to the provision of cer-
tain assistance. Please contact the
Office of the Court Administrator,
(863) 534-4690, within two (2)
working days of your receipt of this
notice; if you are hearing or voice
impaired, call TDD (863) 534-7777
or Florida Relay Services 711.
DatteJ ,i Fiit County this 14th
- day of ,, .' ,
RICHARD M. WEISS
CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT
By /s/ Tamika Joiner
Deputy Clerk
(Seal)
July 21, 28, 2005-2413


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF
FLORIDA IN AND FOR POLK
COUNTY
DEUTSCHE BANK NATIONAL
TRUSI COMPANY, AS TRUS-
TEE OF AMERIQUEST MORT-
GAGE SECURITIES, INC., AS-
SET BACKED PASS-THROUGH
CERTIFICATES, SERIES 2003-
13, UNDER THE POOLING AND
SERVICING AGREEMENT
DATED DECEMBER 1, 2003,
WITHOUT RECOURSE.
Plaintiff,
vs.
DONALD H. BLAKE, et al,
Defendants.
CASE NO.
05-CA-2314
NOTICE OF ACTION
TO: DONALD H. BLAKE AND
UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF
DONALD H. BLAKE, Last Known
Address: 1024 31 STREET,
NORTHWEST #31, WINTER HA-
VEN, FL. 33881, Current Address
is Unknown
If alive, and if dead, all parties
claiming interest by, through, un-
der or against DONALD H. BLAKE
AND __, UNKNOWN SPOUSE
OF DONALD H. BLAKE 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:
LOT 25, AND THE SOUTH 15
FEET OF LOT 26, WEST
CANNON HEIGHTS, AS PER
PLAT THEREOF, RE-
CORDED IN PLAT BOOK 12,
PAGE 50, 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 to it, if
any, to it, on Lisa M. Rogers, At-
torney for Plaintiff, whose address
is 951 N.E. 167th Street, Suite
204, North Miami Beach, FL
33162, on or before August 15,
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


7B


Studies Show 'Green Industry'

Among Fastest Growing


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT
OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL
CIRCUIT OF THE STATE
OF FLORIDA, IN AND FOR
POLK COUNTY
CIVIL DIVISION
CITIFINANCIAL SERVICES, INC.
344, LLC, SUCCESSOR BY
MERGER TO ASSOCIATES FI-
NANCIAL SERVICES OF AMER-
ICA, INC.,
Plaintiff,
vs.
RICHARD L. CAYSON; THE UN-
KNOWN SPOUSE OF RICHARD L.
CAYSON; SARAH CAYSON; THE
UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF SARAH
CAYSON, IF LIVING, INCLUDING
ANY UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF
SAID DEFENDANTSS, IF RE-
MARRIED, AND IF DECEASED,
THE RESPECTIVE UNKNOWN
HEIRS, DEVISEES, GRANTEES,
ASSIGNEES, CREDITORS, LIEN-
ORS, AND TRUSTEES, AND ALL
OTHER PERSONS CLAIMING BY,
THROUGH, UNDER OR AGAINST
THE NAMED DEFENDANTSS;
POLK COUNTY, A POLITICAL
SUBDIVISION OF THE STATE OF
FLORIDA, WHETHER DISSOLVED
OR PRESENTLY EXISTING, TO-
GETHER WITH ANY GRANTEES,
ASSIGNEES, CREDITORS, LIEN-
ORS, OR TRUSTEES OF SAID DE-
FENDANT(S) AND ALL OTHER
PERSONS CLAIMING BY,
THROUGH, UNDER, OR AGAINST
DEFENDANTSS; UNKNOWN
TENANT #1; UNKNOWN TEN-
ANT #2,
Defendant(s).
CASE NO.
05-CA-1499-SEC 08
NOTICE OF SALE
Notice is hereby given that,
pursuant to a Final Summary
Judgment of Foreclosure erPm
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:
THAT PART OF LOT 8,
BLOCK A, HIGHLAND
ESTATES, ACCORDING
TO THE MAP OR PLAT
THEREOF, AS RE-
CORDED IN THE OF-
FICE OF THE CLERK
OF THE CIRCUIT
COURT IN AND FOR
POLK COUNTY, FLOR-
IDA, IN PLAT BOOK
11, PAGE 11, DE-
SCRIBED AS:
THE WEST 131 FEET
OF THE NORTH 1/2
OF THE NORTHEAST
1/4 OF THE NORTH-
WEST 1/4 OF THE
NORTHWEST 1/4 OF
SECTION 25, TOWN-
SHIP 28 SOUTH,
RANGE 27 EAST,
POLK COUNTY, FLOR-
IDA. LESS AND EX-
CEPT THE SOUTH 25
FEET THEREOF FOR
ROAD RIGHT OF WAY.
To include a:
1979 MONTEVERDI
MOBILE HOME, VIN
GDLCFL2993396A
and TITLE#
16954872
1979 MONTEVERDI
MOBILE HOME, VIN
GDLCFL2993396B and
TITLE# 16954873
A/K/A 31 65 WINDY
HILL ROAD, HAINES
CITY, FLORIDA
33844.
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 29th
day of Juuly, 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 30TH DAY OF
JUNE, 2005.
RICHARD M. WEISS
CLERK OF CIRCUIT COURT
By /s/ Yvette Johnson
Deputy Clerk
(Seal)
July 14, 21, 2005-2355




IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN
AND FOR POLK COUNTY,
FLORIDA
VIRGINIA E. FAUBLE,
Plaintiff,
vs.
MICHAEL E. FAUBLE, ANY
AND ALL UNKNOWN PAR-
TIES CLAIMING BY,
THROUGH, UNDER AND
AGAINST MICHAEL E.
FAUBLE, WHO IS NOT
KNOWN TO BE DEAD OR
ALIVE, WHETHER SAID
UNKNOWN PARTIES MAY
CLAIM AN INTEREST AS
SPOUSES, HEIRS, DEVI-
SEES, GRANTEES OR
CLAIMANTS.
Defendants.


WEST INDIAN LAKE
HEIGHTS SUBDIVI-
SION, more particu-
larly described as:
Beginning at the
Northwest corner of
Government Lot #3
and the center of
Section 5, Township
31 South, Range 29
East, Polk County,
Florida; thence due
South along the half
section line 756 feet
to the point of begin-
ning; thence due
South along the half
section line 115 feet;
thence due East 175
feet; thence due
North 115 feet;
thence due West 175
feet to the point of
beginning. Together
with a 1956 Titan
Mobile Home, ID#
1160122753, Title#
2153917, RP#
R313890. PIN:
053129-000000-
0234100
SUBJECT TO taxes for
the year 1995 and
subsequent years and
subject to reserva-
tion of a strip of
ground 30 feet wide
off the West side of
said property for
roadway purposes and
a strip of ground 25
feet wide off of the
East side of said
property for water-
way purposes as
shown In Instrument
dated February 11,
1974, recorded Feb-
ruary 25, 1974, in
Official Record 1578,
Page 661, 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 James C.
McClendon II, Esquire, Weaver &
McClendon, P.A., Post Office
Box 466, Lake Wales, FL
33853-0466 on or before
August 29, 2005 and to 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.
If you are a person with disabilities
who needs any accommodation in
order to participate in this pro-
ceeding, you are entitled at no
cost to you, to the provision of
certain assistance. Please contact
the Office of the Court Administra-
tor, (863) 534-4690, within two (2)
working days of your receipt of this
notice; if you are hearing or voice
impaired, call TDD (863) 534-7777
or Florida Relay Services 711.
WITNESS my hand and the
seal of this Court on July 18,
2005.
RICHARD M. WEISS
As Clerk of said Court
By: /s/Teresa Nelson
As Deputy Clerk
(COURT SEAL)
July 21, 28, Aug. 4, 11. 2005-2426



IN THE CIRCUIT'COURT OF THE
TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN
AND FOR POLK COUNTY, FLOR-
IDA
CIVIL DIVISION
IN RE: FORFEITURE OF:
2004 FOREST RIVER CARGO
TRAILER
VIN# 5NHTFE41040309443

CASE NO.: 2005CA-428
SECTION: 04
NOTICE OF FORFEITURE
PROCEEDINGS
Mark Lee Murray
404 Orange Street
Auburndale, Florida
33823
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 Poinciana, 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.
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 July 6,
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 7th day
of July. 2005.
CASSANDRA L. DENMARK, ES-
QUIRE
Polk County Sheriff's Office
455 North Broadway
Bartow, Florida 33830
(863) 534-6294
Florida Bar #0553247
July 21, 28, 2005-2409


The nationwide boom in hous-
ing and other construction asso-
ciated with urban development
is driving one of the fastest
growing segments of U.S. agri-
culture, according to a new eco-
nomic study by the University of
Florida and the University of
Tennessee.
"The $147 billion environ-
mental horticulture industry -
also known as the 'green indus-
try' is not only one of the na-
tion's fastest-growing busi-
nesses, but it continues to ex-
pand even during recessionary
periods," said Alan Hodges, an
economist with UF's Institute of
Food and Agricultural Sciences
and one of three authors of the
national study.
He said the research is the
first to evaluate the economic
impact of the green industry for
the entire United States, and it
shows how the industry contrib-
utes to personal income and job
growth in local and regional
economies.
Nationwide, the industry gen-
erates a total of $147.8 billion in
output or sales, 1.9 million jobs,
$64.3 billion in labor income,
and $6.9 billion in indirect busi-
ness taxes. The industry gener-
ates $95.1 billion in value-added
impacts, which represent the
value of output less the value of
purchased inputs used in the
production of goods or services
for final consumption.
The industry consists of a va-
riety of businesses involved in
production, distribution, and
services associated with orna-
mental plants, landscape and
garden supplies, and equipment,
Hodges said.
It includes wholesale nurser-
ies, greenhouses, and sod grow-
ers, as well as landscape archi-
tects, contractors, and mainte-
nance firms, retail garden cen-
ters and various other retail
stores selling plants and garden
supplies.
In addition, he said, the in-
dustry is linked to urban for-
estry by providing plant material
and professional personnel for
growing, maintaining, and man-
aging city trees.
Besides Hodges, those partici-
pating in the study include
Charles Hall, an agricultural
economist at the University of
Tennessee in Knoxville, 'and
John. Haydu, an agricultural
economist at UF's Mid-Florida
Research and Education Center
in Apopka.
Hall said results of the study
will help legislators and other
decision makers understand the
economic importance of the envi-
ronmental horticulture industry.
"There are several key labor,
emissions, and water-related is-
sues that are currently being de-
bated, and the results of this
study will help clarify the impact
of various policy alternatives,"
Hall said.
Robert Dolibois, executive vice
president of the American Nurs-
ery and Landscape Association
in Washington, D.C., said the
study shows how the green in-
dustry is expanding its contribu-
tion to the economy and improv-
ing the nation's managed land-
scapes on a massive scale.
"It is worth noting that a


CASE NO:
2005-CA-2134-0000-WH
NOTICE OF ACTION
TO: MICHAEL E. FAUBLE,
ANY AND ALL UNKNOWN
PARTIES CLAIMING BY,
THROUGH, UNDER AND
AGAINST MICHAEL E.
FAUBLE, WHO IS NOT
KNOWN TO BE DEAD OR
ALIVE, WHETHER SAID
UNKNOWN PARTIES MAY
CLAIM AN INTEREST AS
SPOUSES, HEIRS, DEVI-
SEES, GRANTEES OR
CLAIMANTS
YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an
action to enforce a Final Judgment
of Dissolution of Marriage by fore-
close of your interest in the follow-
ing property in Polk County, Flor-
ida:
Lot 53 of unrecorded


dominant portion of this indus-
try's activity is conducted by
thousands and thousands of pri-
vately held, small businesses,"
he said. "They are a significant
engine for creating new job ., and
the industry is a gateway of op-
portunity for entrepreneurs na-
tionwide.
"With the nation's demo-
graphics driving this growth, we
can expect even larger numbers
in future studies, as long as the
industry has access to a legal
and sustainable work force," Do-
libois said.
For the production and manu-
facturing sectors, including nurs-
eries and greenhouses, lawn and
garden equipment manufactur-
ers, and greenhouse manufactur-
ers, the study shows the total
output impact was $34.6 billion.
These sectors created 300,677
jobs with a value-added impact
of $20.4 billion.
For the horticultural service
sectors of landscape services and
landscape architects, the total
output impact was $57.8 billion.
These sectors created 753,557
jobs with a value-added impact
of $39 billion.
For the wholesale/retail trade
sectors, the total output impact
was $55.5 billion, generating
910,104 jobs and a $35.3 billion
value-added impact.
In terms of employment and
value-added impact, the largest
individual sectors were land-
scaping services, generating
704,875 jobs and $35.6 billion in
value-added; lawn and garden
stores (347,916 jobs and $14.8
billion); nursery and green-
houses (261,408 jobs and $18.1
billion); florists (200,461 jobs
and $4 billion) and building ma-
terial supply stores (123,591 jobs
and $6.5 billion).
Other sectors covered in the
study included general merchan-
dise stores with a value-added
impact of $4 billion, landscape
architects ($3.5 billion), lawn
and garden equipment manufac-
turers ($2.6 billion), lawn and
garden equipment wholesalers
($2.7 billion), wholesale flower,
nursery stock and florist suppli-
ers ($1.9 billion), and food and
beverage stores ($1.4 billion).
Regionally, the total value-
added impact of the green indus-
try was the largest in the Mid-
west with $19.2 billion, followed
by the Pacific ($18.4 billion), the
Northeast ($17.9 billion) and the
Southeast ($13.5 billion).
The largest individual states
in terms of value-added impact
were California with $13.7 bil-
lion, Florida ($7.1 billion), Texas
($6.1 billion), Illinois ($4.3 bil-
lion), Pennsylvania ($3.7 bil-
lion), New York ($3.5 billion) and
Ohio ($3.5 billion).
The research was supported
by a grant from the U.S. Depart-
ment of Agriculture's Forest
Service and its National Urban
and Community Forestry Advi-
sory Committee, along with
funding from the American
Nursery and Landscape Associa-
tion in Washington, D.C., and
the Professional Landcare Net-
work in Herndon, Va.

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Polk Works Workforce 2020
has set a variety of roundtable
discussions.
The roundtables are an alli-
ance between Polk Works Work-
Force 2020, Mid-Florida Society
for Human Resource Manage-
ment, PCC Corporate College,
Citrus & Chemical Bank and
Bartow Chamber of Commerce
They are held on the second
Wednesday of each month, from
3 to 5 p.m.
Call 534-2529 to register or
visit www.polkworks.org/work-
force2020.
Scheduled discussions are:
Aug. 10 Polk Businesses
Groom for Greatness: Setting up
College Internship/Co-Op/Ap-
prenticeship Programs.
More and more businesses are
recognizing that if you want
good talent, you may have to
grow your own.
Internships, apprenticeships
and co-op programs all play a
major role in the recruitment
and retention of top talent.
This roundtable will give par-
ticipants first hand knowledge of
how successful these programs
can be and how your company
can be on the fast-track to grow-
ing and grooming your own-
workforce for future success.
Sept. 14 Environmental
Regulatory Programs: It's Your
Business!
As good citizens, we all want
to do our part to protect our frag-
ile environment. Clean air and
clean water are important to us.
Many area businesses are
committed to reducing pollution
and contamination of our re-
sources through the recycling of
used materials, safe handling of
hazardous wastes, and applica-
tion of best management prac-
tices.
This roundtable will address
the many environmental regula-


tory programs that affect busi-
nesses and how we can operate
safely, efficiently and effectively.
Oct. 12 Hiring from Un-
tapped Labor Sources: Hiring
People with Disabilities.
Florida's employers are find-
ing that a diverse workforce is
the key to solving labor short-
ages. People with disabilities are
a vital part of this diverse work-
force.
This roundtable will shed
some light on an innovative pro-
gram offered through the Polk
County Business Leadership
Network where employers can be
matched with reliable, compe-
tent and qualified people who
are ready, willing and able to be
productive.
a Nov. 9 Drug-Free Work-
place
Today in the United States,
73 percent of drug users are em-
ployed, costing American busi-
nesses billions of dollars annu-
ally in lost productivity and
health care costs.
Due to higher employment
rates and rising substance
abuse, the chances that your or-
ganization employs one of these
8.1 million workers is greater to-
day than it has been in the past
several years.
Studies reveal that employees
who abuse drugs have a tremen-
dously harmful effect on the
workplace they are more
likely to have extended absences
from work, show up late, be in-
volved in workplace accidents,
and file workers' compensation
claims.
This roundtable will give em-
ployers the tools involved to be-
come a Drug Free Workplace.
December 14 Employer-
Sponsored Child Care: A Sticky
Benefit
Retaining employees remains
a critical business objective as


.211 Community information
and referral services are
provided via this code in
some communities in Florida.
Potential users should inquire
locally or, alternatively, can
check http://flairs.org/florida211network
plan.htm for a listing of active 211 provid-
ers. If a community service agency, which
may provide social or health services;
wishes to acquire this number, it must
make a request to the Agency for Health
Care Administration. There are 11 active
211 regional and local call centers serving
33 of Florida's 67 counties, supplying 211
services to 75 percent of the state's popu-
lation.
0311 This code is reserved

for non-emergency police
and other governmental
services. In communities.
where this code is in use, it provides
residents with a simple way of gaining
access to local law enforcement in
circumstances that lack urgency or to local
government services deemed appropriate
by city or county officials. In extreme
circumstances, such as hurricanes, the
311 code may be used when local 911
emergency numbers are overloaded.


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411 Most consumers recognize
this code as providing local di-
rectory assistance. At one time,
calls to 411 were free. However,


customers should check to determine what
their calling plan charges for this service.

511 The Florida Depart-
ment of Transportation
implements and adminis-
ters the 511 service in the


companies strive to hold onto in-
tellectual capital by keeping em-
ployees in the organization.
Quality childcare can help ad-
dress that challenge by giving
employees a greater incentive to
remain with their employers.
With employer-sponsored
childcare in place, switching jobs
also means finding a new child-
care solution.
This roundtable will explore
how such a benefit can reduce
absenteeism and tardiness, im-
prove productivity and increase
commitment to the organization,
which will in turn, save your
company money.

Auburndale
Seeks Market
Applications
Auburndale Chamber/Main
Street is now accepting applica-
tions for the Auburndale Farm-
er's Market that will begin in Oc-
tober.
The Farmer's Market will fea-
ture fresh prodice, bread, jams,
jellies and craft items.
The Market will be every
Tuesday, year round in historic
Auburndale.
For an application or more in-
formation, call 967-3400.


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state, which, like the 211 code, is not in
use statewide. In parts of Florida where
the code is in use mostly major markets
- callers can receive travel information.

f 611 This code is assigned
to local phone companies to
provide customers access to
telephone repair services.

7 711 This number is used to
gain access to the Florida Tele-
communications Relay Service.
This system, created by the Leg-
islature in 1991, provides access
to the telecommunications network for
individuals with speech, hearing or dual
sensory disabilities.


ONE 811 The 811 code cur-
mI rently provides access to
C L the business offices of the
local service company, but this may
change in the next few years. Through
the Pipeline Safety Improvement Act of
2002, Congress mandated the establish-
ment of a three-digit nationwide toll-free
number for states to use for a one-call
notification system. An advisory group to
the Federal Communications Commission
has recommended the use of 811.

0O911 Probably the most rec-
ognized of the three-digit
codes, 911 is for emergency
services only.


Braulio L. Baez is the Chairman of the Florida Public
Service Commission. The PSC sets the rates regulated
utility companies charge for natural gas, electric and
telephone service within the state. In 36 counties, it
sets the price you pay for the water you drink, if your
water company is privately owned.


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a toll-free phone call. Equally recognizable are the digits 9-1-1, which when dialed,
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codes are used in many communities in Florida to provide a range of services. Those
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AIRBORNE TREE SERVICE
Complete tree service availa-
ble. Licensed and Insured.
Free Estimates. Senior and
Military discounts. 863-370-
0221.

BASS LAWN CARE
Free estimates given.
Commercial or Residential.
Call 533-2244.
Licensed and Insured.
BIG JOSH TREE SERVICE
Remove trees, stumps, lot
cleaning. Have bucket truck,
back hoe. Insured, liCensed,
free estimates. 863-285-8522
863-285-9172.

CALVIN'S HAULING INC.
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dirt, also leveling with a trac-
tor. Call 533-1852 leave mes-
sage if no answer.
DALE BAILEY'S
Sod, mulch, fill dirt, grading,
irrigation supplies, landscap-
ing, free estimates, delivery
available. 2835 SR 60 E Bar-
tow. (863)533-0624.
HIGH GAIT FARM
Horse boarding, training, les-
sons, dressage arena, round
pen, riding ring, concrete
barn. Ken Allen (863)537-
2720.
I CLEAN houses. Reasonable
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every time.
Free estimates.
206-8831


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and all types of small repairs.
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PHOTOGRAPHY. WE do
weddings and more! Call
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5676.
POLK PAINTING, interior, ex-
terior, free estimates, li-
censed. Mike Thomas at 863-
412-9169.
PORTRAIT AND wedding
photography. Children, fami-
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Memories. 533-9064.
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Licensed and Insured, Free
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FOR SALE
PATCH'S CAFE
Bowling Green
All you can eat special!
5:00 p.m. 8:00 p.m.
Monday-Friday
Friday Night Special
All you can eat Seafood
1993 KAWASAKI Ninja 600.
Excellent condition $4,000
OBO. 860-9544.
1999 YAMAHA Riva 125
scooter, 3,340 miles, $950.
398-5996.
2 SEATER stroller (new) $50.
Brown wood crib and chang-
ing table $50. 863-519-6805/
863-581-0464.
2003 PREDATOR 500. Like
new. $4,300.00. Call' 581-
9605.
BLOOMING TIBORSHINA
trees. $ 2.00 each. 519-3372
before 11:00 after 4:00. 725
3rd. Avenue, 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.
ELECTRIC SCOOTER, 350
lb. capacity with batteries.
Like new $500. Power lift re-
cliner, dark blue. excellent
condition. 712-0281.
LATE TEENS, early 20's Low
Boy Dresser w/mirror $150.
Nicel Call 533-8538.
OLD WOODEN sewing ma-
chine cabinet, includes Singer
sewing machine that needs
work, $125. Old wrought iron
table with glass top and six
chairs painted green. In good
condition $200. Call 533-
9657.
YAMAHA 25HP, 2000 model,
15 in. shaft. Excellent condi-
tion. $1800. Day 537-1177,
Night 519-0468.

WANTED
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$320 and half utilities 271-
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DIRT EQUIPMENT operators,
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information 1-800-995-5102.
FOOD PROCESSOR and
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Contact Kim Martin 604-8828
after 2 p.m.
FORT MEADE, need Baby
Sitter 3 days/week before/af-
ter school for 7 & 12 year
olds. 533-1551..

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

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



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INDUSTRIAL HANDYMAN
needed to perform light indus-
trial maintenance in a manu-
facturing environment. If inter-
ested, please call Chuck at
(863)665-3555.
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.
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.

GARAGE SALE
CARPORT SALE. Saturday,
July 23, 8:00-1:00. Small boys
clothes, furniture, odds and
ends. 720 Shady Lane, 533-
9426.
LINENS, CLOTHES, toys,
miscellaneous. 1775 Natalie'
Avenue, corner of Lyle Park-
way and .Natalie. Saturday, 8
a.m. til ?
MULTI FAMILY, Saturday, Ju-
ly 23. 7:00 a.m. until ? Furni-
ture,'home interiors, antiques,
toys, miscellaneous house-
hold. 920 Lake Shore Blvd (off
east Hooker Street, Hackle
Lake area).
SATURDAY, 8:00. 2907 E.
Central Avenue, Alturas.
Huge 3 family sale. Furniture,
Antiques, treasures.
SATURDAY, 8:00-12:00. 545
S. Jackson Avenue.

FOUND
WHITE WITH brown spots,
bird dog. Area of Richland
Manor. 4 months old. 287-
2564.
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weeks old. Healthy, playful,
box trained. 863-285-6470.
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The Polk County Democrat, a
twice-weekly newspaper covering
the Bartow area, is seeking a full-
time reporter. Assignments include
sports, school board, community
features, photography. Writing expe-
rience preferred. Must be self-moti-
vated, interested in community
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APARTMENT
FOR RENT
495 GUAVA Street Bartow -
1 bedroom/1 bath, $275
month, $300 deposit, 1 year
lease. Call 863-603-7715 or
863-533-3900.
505 S. Central 2 bedroom, 1

bath, Bartow, $425 month,
$400 deposit. Month to
month. 863-603-7715 or 863-
533-4482.
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.
701 S. Hendry Avenue, # 14,
Fort Meade. Office Hours M-
F, 9:00 AM-5:00 PM. Equal
Housing Opportunity.
EFFICIENCY APARTMENT
all utilities included, swimming
pool. 533-5553.
HOUSE
FOR SALE
BY OWNER-3 bedroom, 2
bath, 1800 sq. ft., 5.2 acres,
$185,000. 863-860-3824.
LEASE TO own 3/2, C/B, new
carpet, stove, refrigerator.
$5,000 down, $650 per
month. Call 559-7035.
MOBILE HOME
FOR RENT
NEW 2 bedroom, 2 bath locat-
ed on 1 acre of land east of
Bartow. $650 per month plus
$500 security deposit. First
and last month required. No
pets. References required.
Call 285-6166.
WHY RENT? Own 2B/2B,
CHA, in park, peaceful living,
no bank qualifying $2,000
down, $400/month. 863-559-
7035.
COMMERCIAL
RENTAL
DOWNTOWN BARTOW ex-
ecutive office space.
$495/month (includes utilit-
ies). Excellent condition. Con-
tact Casey Herring Leverett
863-682-6515.

OFFICE SPACE
FOR RENT
BUSINESS FOR LEASE
Bartow Municipal Airport In-
dustrial Park. Office and ware-
house space available for
lease. Call for details 863-
533-1195.


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.
COCKER SPANIELS, 1 black,
2 sack and white, 1 white, 1
buff, AKC registered. First
shots, wormed. Available Au-
gust 7th. $350-$400. 521-
3295.
ROTTWEILER PUPPIES
AKC registered. German
blood line. First shots, health
card. 5 males, 4 females,
$600. Taken deposit. Availa-
ble 7/27. 863-696-9499.

VEHICLE
FOR SALE
91 FORD Mustang. Good
6805 or 863-581-0464.
1987 FORD F-150 4 x 4,
$1,200 OBO. Call 533-8019.
AUTO PARTS for Jeep 94
Wrangler hard top and full
doors. $1,000 OBO. Mark 1
407-873-8665.


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Mexican and Italian are two of
the most popular cuisines in
America. Both are associated
with spices and, quite often, seen
as what you don't want to eat on
a diet.
Both can be made healthier by
substitutions of reduced fat and
fat-free ingredients. Their tastes
are just too good to eliminate alto-
gether.
Today's Mexican recipes come
from a variety of sources. We've
include some traditional dishes,
some Tex-Mex and some
Southwestern-influenced recipes.
4-Cheese Mexican
Tortilla Appetizers
Preparation time: 6 mins,
Cooking time: 12 mins
6 (6-inch) fajita-size flour tor-
tillas
1 can (16-oz.) Ortega Refried
Beans
1/2 cup Ortega Thick &
Smooth Taco Sauce Medium
1/2 cup chopped green bell pep-
per
1/2 cup chopped red bell pep-
per
1/2 cup sliced green onions
(about 3)
1/4 teaspoon crushed red pep-
per (optional)
2 cups 4 cheese Mexican blend
(8 ounces)
Preheat oven to 4000 F. Place
tortillas on baking sheet(s).
Bake for 3 to 4 minutes or until
crisp.
Spread refried beans evenly on
tortillas. Spread 1 tablespoon
taco sauce over beans. Top with
bell peppers, green onions and
crushed red pepper. Sprinkle with
cheese.
Bake for 7 to 8 minutes or until
cheese is melted. Cut into
wedges.
Makes 12 servings.

Mexican Quiche
Preparation time: 15 mins,
Cooking time: 40 mins, Cooling
time: 15 mins
1 (9-in.) unbaked frozen deep-
dish pie shell (4-cup volume)
1 cup 4 cheese Mexican blend
1 large green or red bell pep-
per, chopped
1 can (4-oz.) Ortega Diced
Green Chiles
2 large green onions, sliced
4 eggs, lightly beaten
3/4 cup Ortega Salsa -
Homestyle Recipe (Mild)
3/4 cup Carnation Evaporated
Milk
Garnish suggestions: Ortega
Salsa Prima-Homestyle Mild,
sour cream, sliced green onions,
diced tomatoes
Preheat oven to 375F.
Sprinkle cheese, bell pepper,
chiles and green onions onto bot-


tom of pie shell. Combine eggs,
salsa and evaporated milk in
small bowl until blended. Pour
into pie shell.
Bake for 40 to 45 minutes or
until' knife inserted halfway
between center and edge comes
out clean. Cool on wire rack for 15
minutes. Garnish as desired.
Note: For a lower calorie ver-
sion, substitute shredded light
cheese and Nestl6 Carnation
Evaporated Fat Free Milk.
Makes 8 servings.

Mexican-Style
Tomato Bean Soup
Tomato bean soup hits the spot
any time of year; seasoned with
mild salsa and taco seasoning
this soup is served elegantly fin-
ished with grated Mexican cheese
blend.
Preparation time: 7 mins,
Cooking time: 15 mins
3 cups tomato juice
1 can (16-oz.) Ortega Refried
Beans
16 ounces Ortega Salsa -
Homestyle Recipe (Mild)
1 cup water
1 package (1.25-oz.) Ortega
Taco Seasoning Mix Regular
2 cups 4 cheese Mexican blend,
divided
Garnish suggestions: tortilla
chips, croutons, sour cream and
cooked, crumbled bacon
Combine juice, beans, salsa,
water and seasoning mix in large
saucepan. Bring to a boil. Reduce
heat to low; cook, stirring occa-
sionally, for 10 to 15 minutes.
Remove from heat; stir in 1/2 cup
cheese. Top with remaining
cheese and garnish as desired.
Makes 8 servings.

Mexican Spoon Bread
A creamy cornbread-like side
dish enriched with evaporated
milk and flavored with vegetable
bouillon. Black beans, cheddar
cheese and jalapefios make this
fancy enough to serve on special
occasions. Great with grilled pork
chops, a fresh green salad and
cold Nestea.
Preparation time: 10 mins,
Cooking time: 40 mins
2-1/2 cups water
1 cup Albers Yellow Corn Meal
3 Maggi Vegetarian Vegetable
Bouillon Cubes
1 can (15-oz.) black beans,
rinsed and drained
1-1/2 cups shredded cheddar
cheese
1 cup Carnation Evaporated
Milk
4 eggs, beaten
2 tablespoons or more Ortega
Diced Jalapefios
2 tablespoons butter or mar-
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Preheat oven to 400 F. Grease
13 x 9-inch baking dish.
Cook water, corn meal and,
bouillon in large saucepan, stir-
ring frequently, until mixture
comes to a boil and bouillon is dis-
solved. Boil, stirring constantly,
for 1 minute. Remove from heat.:
Add beans, cheese, evaporated
milk, eggs, jalapefios and butter;
stir until blended. Pour into pre-
pared dish:
Bake for 25 to 30 minutes or
until knife inserted in center
comes out clean. Top with salsa,
sour cream, olives and cilantro
before serving, if desired.
Toppings: Ortega Thick &
Chunky Salsa, sour cream, sliced
ripe olives, chopped cilantro.
Makes 6 servings.

Summer Garden Salsa
This garden fresh salsa may
also be used as a salad. Put d
scoop on a leaf of lettuce and
serve with several slices of toma-
to and avocado and a twist of
lime. For a salad entree, add baby
shrimp, crab meat or chunks of
poached fish.
1 large yellow onion, chopped
2 to 3 green onions, chopped,
including the greens
6 to 8 fresh ripe tomatoes,
chopped
4 to 6 tomatillos, hulled;
washed and chopped
10 to 12 cloves of garlic;
minced
1 large red bell pepper, seeded
and chopped
2 to 3 Anaheim chilies, seeded
and chopped
Jalapniio or serrano chilies to
taste, minced
1 stalk of celery, chopped
1/2 cup chopped fresh cilantro
1/4 cup each, chopped fresh dill
weed, basal and parsley
1 teaspoon chopped fresh
Mexican oregano '
1/2 teaspoon cumin seeds,
crushed
1/4 cup fresh lime juice, or to
taste
Zest from 1 lime
1 to 2 tbsp. sugar, (or to taste)
Salt and fresh coarse ground
black pepper to taste.
For a chunky salsa, chop all
ingredients to desired texture
with a knife. For a more blended
salsa, pulse the vegetables in a
food processor or blender. If you
do this, do not add the fresh
herbs. Chop them by hand with a
knife and. add after the other
ingredients have been processed.
Mix all together well, adjust the
seasonings and allow to mature
for several hours or over night
before using.