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Title: The Polk County Democrat
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Creation Date: July 25, 2005
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Back To School

Time Is Here

Special Section, In this issue


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Democrat Vol. 74, No. 92


Bartow, Florida 33830


www.polkeountydemocrat.com


Democrat


Two Sections, 24 Pages


50 Cents


MONDAY
July 25, 2005
Copyright 2005 Frisbie Publishing Co., Inc.


District School Grade Up


In Polk, Down Across Florida


By RUSTIN DWYER
Staff Writer

With the release of the Florida
Department of Education's dis-
trict wide grades for 2004-05,
nearly half of the 67 counties in
Florida received lower scores
than in 2004-05, but Polk was not
one of them.
In fact, Polk increased its score
by five points, scored and overall
grade of "C," missing out on a "B"
by one point with 379 out of a pos-
sible 600 points.
"We were really happy with the
five points," said Polk Supt. Dr.
Gail McKinzie. "That we were
only one point away from a B was
really disheartening though.
However, it tells us that (a grade
of B) is something that is certain-
ly attainable."
Dr. McKinzie attributed some
of the improvement to newly-
instituted programs that focus on
reading and writing, like the
Read180 program and the Spell-
Read program.
"High achievement really
hinges on the knowledge and
expertise of the teachers as well
as how they utilize a particular
program. From the numbers, it
looks like our teachers are getting
better and better each year," she
said.
Dr. McKinzie also said the
school district has become "more
sophisticated with our data," and
has been able to better target
areas of need.


CHILDREN COLORED,
made necklaces, enjoyed games
and jumped in a bounce house at
Highway to Tomorrow day care
center in Bartow, to celebrate the
anniversary of the moon landing
last week.



ON A HOT DAY nothing is as
tasty as a cool snow cone just
ask Nathan Dawson. Nathan and
other children celebrated the
moon landing. Children of city,
state and county employees may
attend the child development day
care next to the Department of
Transportation headquarters. -
(Staff photos by Dawn Wade)


WEATHER

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Thursday 94 75 .00
Friday 95 78 .02
Saturday 96 90 .00
Sunday 93 78 .00

Rainfall as of 5 p.m.


She said that the district will
place added emphasis on reading
and minority achievement in the
coming years.
Across the state, 15 counties
received A's, 27 received B's, Polk
and 21 others received C's, and
three received D's. No county
scored an F. Four counties went
up a letter grade, while 10 went
down a grade.
In 2004, 15 counties earned A's,
33 got B's, 16 got C's, and, like
this year, three were D's.
Despite the downslide,
Governor Jeb Bush remained
optimistic in a statement released
with the scores.
"Students, teachers and
administrators should be proud of
the magnificent progress we have
made," Bush said. 'We continue
to raise the bar on standards, and
our school districts continue to
meet the challenge."
District grades are calculated
similarly to individual school
grades. The grades are primarily
based on FCAT results, but also
look at learning gains.
While individual school grades
can determine funding and some-
times even mandate staff
changes, district-wide grades
carry no weight other than as an
indication of how well students
are performing on assessment
tests.
Polk was one of just 23 coun-
ties to show improvement over
last year's scores despite new
requirements, including higher
standards in writing and the


inclusion of scores from students
with limited English proficiency.
Duval County showed the most
improvement, increasing last
year's score by 22 points and
increasing a letter grade.
In all, 41 counties scored lower
than last year, most drastically
Lafayette County. That North
Florida county's score decreased
by 35 points and dropped from a
C to a B.
Three counties, Columbia,
Okaloosa and Washington,
received the same score as last


Polk Reading

Behind State,

District reading scores for the
state of Florida were released last
week and Polk County continues
to trail, but showed marked
improvement.
Fifteen districts had more
than 60 percent of their lowest
performing students making
gains, while Polk was right in the
mix at 59 percent.
"I am very pleased to see dis-
tricts focusing on their most
struggling students. In Florida,
we want all students to improve
and advance. It's important to
recognize the districts that are
making learning gains, a signifi-
cant measure of student achieve-
ment," said Florida Education
Commissioner John Winn.
The top 10 districts with the


Dr. McKinzie said she felt that
Polk could certainly achieve a B
rating next year, but it will take
continued efforts from the entire
district.
"If we want to keep improving,
that means there can be absolute-
ly no F schools. More D schools
need to get up to a C and we also
need greater achievement from
students in levels one and two,"
she said.
For more information on dis-
trict grades, visit www.fldoe.org.


Scores

But Gaining

highest percentage of students
proficient in reading are:
Okaloosa 75 percent
Santa Rosa 74 percent
Brevard 73 percent
St. Johns, Martin 73 per-
cent
Gilchrist 72 percent
Seminole 70 percent
Calhoun 69 percent
Leon 69 percent
Wakulla 68 percent
Polk County still lags nearly
five points below the state aver-
age (59.65) with only 55 percent
of students proficient at reading,
but the district did have 56 per-
cent making gains overall.
For more information on dis-
trict reading scores, visit
www.fldoe.org.


Parcels Annexed At West City Limits


Four parcels of land at the
west city limits of Bartow totaling
slightly more than 20 acres were
annexed into the city limits by the
city commission on Monday.
The parcels are the old citrus
processing plant on State Road 60
just west of Crown Avenue, a con-
venience store at the corner of SR
60 and Crown, and two pieces of
vacant residential property on the
west side of Crown, one on either
side of the railroad tracks.
All except the convenience
store parcel are owned by Bartow
Holding Co., Inc., which request-
ed the annexation, Planning Dir.
Robert Wiegers told the commis-


sion.
The owner of the store, situat-
ed on about one-third of an acre,
did not respond to inquiries about
annexation from the city, Wiegers
said. The financial impact of the
annexation on that parcel is nom-


inal, he said.
Those four parcels were
annexed with passage of an ordi-
nance on second reading.
Ordinances annexing two
adjoining parcels of land on
Taylor Road, located between


Sago Palms and the new Taylor
Brooke Subdivision, were passed
on first reading.
Both will be developed by Bill
Konrad, who has told the county


(See Page 3 Col. 4)


'Renaissance Plan' in Polk Budget


Touted To Bring Economic Growth


Polk County Commissioner
Bob English is encouraging his
colleagues to adopt what he calls
a "Renaissance Plan" for building
roads, parks, jails, and other pub-
lic facilities, using a two-and-a-
quarter-mill property tax
increase that would be scaled
back over the next 10 years.
Major features of the plan are
incorporated into the proposed
2005-06 county budget, which
totals $1.3 billion, the first budget
tQ exceed $1 billion.
: If tax increases proposed in the
budget are approved by the com-
mission, the ad valorem property
tax on a $125,000 with $25,000
homestead exemption would go
up by $100 for homes in munici-
palities, and $225 for homes in
unincorporated areas of the coun-
ty. The percentage increase would
be 13 percent for homes in the
city and 29 percent for homes out-
side of cities.
SThe difference in tax rates is a
one-and-a-quarter-mill Municipal
Services Taxing Unit tax levied
on non-municipal residents to pay
for parks and libraries that city-
dwellers already are paying for
through city property taxes.
The 10-year tax increase would
raise $487 million to be applied
toward eliminating an "infra-
structure deficit" of $581 million,
according to the county's calcula-
tions. The balance of the "deficit"
would be erased by other new fees
and taxes already in place,
English said.
The tax increases and infra-


structure projects are included in
the budget submitted to the coun-
ty commission by County Mgr.
Mike Herr.
English has been touring the
county to promote the plan, and
spoke to the Bartow Rotary Club
on Wednesday.
Key to the proposal is a one-
mill increase in the ad valorem
property taxes paid by all proper-
ty owners, projected to bring in
$300 million, and a one-and-a-
quarter-mill municipal services
tax unit on property in unincorpo-
rated areas, projected to produce
$187 million.
Those two taxes are projected
to provide $300 million for roads,
$105 million for parks, and $82
million for libraries.
The ad valorem increase would
take Polk's property tax rate from
7.727 mills (equivalent to about
$7.73 for each $1,000 of taxable
property value) to $8.727 (an
additional dollar in taxes per
$1,000 of value). Under the
"Renaissance Plan," that tax
would be reduced by one-eighth of
a mill per year for 10 years,
beginning in fiscal year 2007.
After 10 years, the ad valorem tax
rate would be 7.477, a quarter-
mill lower than the present rate.
The commission could evaluate
the MSTU tax after 10 years, and
perhaps eliminate it, English
said.
A two-percent increase in the
public service tax, already
imposed by the county commis-
sion, will pay for $83 million in


public safety facilities, primarily
jail and court house expansions,
he said.
A proposed $2 per month
stormwater tax would pay for $11
million in storm drainage
improvements.
The purpose of the
"Renaissance Plan," English said,
is "to lift Polk County from medi-
ocrity to excellence," thereby
drawing new businesses which
would increase the county's tax
roll and provide new, high-paying
jobs.
Long range goals are to reduce
the ad valorem tax rate, to


After hearing he is under
investigation by the school dis-
trict for misconduct that alleged-
ly occurred nearly two decades
ago, Alturas Elementary School
Principal Ronald Bush resigned
from his post.
An investigation is in its final
stages regarding events Bush
was allegedly involved in 18
years ago, said Dale McDonald,
personnel investigator.
When approached with the
investigation, Bush, a 31-year
employee of the district, resigned
from his position the next day,
July 14.
"This is something that needs


expand the tax base by adding
new commercial property to the
tax roll, and to eliminate the
"infrastructure deficit."
The keys to lowering property
taxes are to reduce the costs of
government and to expand the
tax base, he said.
The county's voters already
have approved a half-cent local
option sales tax to pay for indi-
gent health care, he noted.
"We want a first class county
with a thriving economy," he said.
"We are not a poor county," he

(See Page 3 Col. 4)


to be addressed," McDonald said.
'We all have to deal with things
in our own way. (Bush) chose to
resign."
McDonald said he hopes to
have a report of the investiga-
tion's findings finished by the end
of the week. After that, Bush has
10 days to respond before it
becomes public record.
While he couldn't comment on
the specifics of the case,
McDonald said it was "difficult,
naturally" to investigate actions
that occurred so many years in
the past. "But," he said, "it all
depends on the information you
have available."


CONSTRUCTION PROGRESSES on Bartow's
new Holiday Inn Express behind Checker's on
North Broadway. The hotel will offer 63 rooms to
corporate travelers and tourists 15 of the rooms
will be suites featuring a small lounge and kitchen
area. Plans also include a meeting room for up to 18
people, a swimming pool and a small exercise room.
Room rates will range from $60 to $70 a night. The


four-story hotel's estimated cost of construction is
$3.5 million. It will wrap around Checkers with an
entrance on Broadway and an exit on Lucile Street.
This is the third Florida hotel developed by Orlando
Balaji LLC, based in Stuart. Project manager is Bill
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Don't Pack Extra Weight On Vacation


For many people, the summer
vacation season signals a much-
needed break from the rigors of
everyday life. An overwhelming
62 percent of Americans leave
their homes for summer vaca-
tions.
Unfortunately, some also view
this break in routine as a "green
light" to vacation from sensible
eating and healthy living.
With the average weight gain
on a weeklong cruise being eight
pounds, many vacationers will
come home with an unwelcome
souvenir extra weight.
But summer downtime
doesn't have to mean an aban-
donment of your healthy life-
style.
Weight Watchers and Weight
Watchers Magazine offer the fol-
lowing tips to help vacationers
enjoy their summer trips with-
out bringing home excess bag-
gage:
Include Food in Your Ac-
tion-Packed Itinerary Most
people want to get the most out
of every minute while vacation-
ing, but they often forget to in-
clude a very important necessity:
food.
Be sure not to skip meals or
go without eating for long peri-
ods, because that could lead to
overeating later.


Balance your active schedule
with well-thought-out meal stops
throughout the day. The healthi-
est option might be to bring your
own snacks fruits, veggies
and cool bottled water are great
options for satisfying and tasty
snack breaks.
Plan Ahead research
whether your hotel has a gym. If
it doesn't, check with the conci-
erge to see if the hotel offers free
or discount passes to a nearby
health club.
Also, make a pact with a
travel buddy before the trip to
exercise early in the morning to
make the most of your vacation
time. And, remember that walk-
ing to and from your points of in-
terest is a great and free -
option for exercise.
Eat In Save calories -
and cash by eating breakfast
in your hotel room. Use the cof-
feemaker to heat water for in-
stant oatmeal, and order some
fresh berries or other fruit for a
healthy and delicious summer
breakfast.
Bag It When you travel,
pack your carry-on items in a
duffel bag that can double as a
gym bag later in the trip.
Get Outside If you plan
on sightseeing inside all morn-


ing, pack a healthy lunch to eat
outdoors. This keeps you from
resorting to higher-calorie lunch
options by making better choices
than when eating on the go.
Pack Fitness in a Bag In-
vest in a pedometer you'll be
more likely to walk around town
if you can see how quickly those
steps add up. You also can take
hand weights to get in some
weight training while you're on
the road.
If there is no room in your bag
for extras, try to get a workout
by avoiding the elevator and us-
ing the stairs in your hotel, in-
stead.
Be Smart at the All-You-
Can-Eat Buffets Limit your-
self to one extravagance a day at
the buffet, and splurge on the
boundless display of fresh fruits
and vegetables.
Consider eating a salad or
fresh veggies prior to having
your main course. This way,
you'll fill up on low-calorie, low-
fat vegetables. Above all, make
wise food choices. It's best to re-
view the entire buffet table be-
fore diving in.
For more suggestions on diet-
friendly vacations, check out the
July-August issue of Weight
Watchers Magazine.


The majority of children
across the country attend public
schools.
However, for a variety of rea-
sons proximity, social status,
religious preference approxi-
mately 10 percent of school-aged
children attend a private school,
according to the Council for
American Private Education
(CAPE). A majority of these pri-
vate schools are Catholic, captur-
ing approximately 50 percent of
attendance.
If you are considering enroll-
ing in a private school, or you
feel he or she would obtain a bet-
ter education at such an institu-
tion, there are important steps
to take before forging ahead. Re-
view these steps for success:
Planning ahead is impor-
tant. Most private schools create
their attendance list and accept.
new students by the January
prior to the next: school year.
That means you should begin re-


searching schools and contacting
their admissions personnel as
early as possible to meet this en-
rollment date.
Cost is a factor. Private
schools can be pricey. According
to the National Digest for Educa-
tion Statistics (2002), the aver-
age cost of a private school is
$4,500 per year. You must deter-
mine whether your budget al-
lows for such an expense.
Gather your information.
Visit local school fairs, obtain
references from children who at-
tend the schools you're consider-
ing, and contact the Association
of Independent Schools for a
comprehensive list and general
descriptions of private schools in
your local area.
Set up appointments to visit
select schools. Make a list of fac-
tors you want to consider, in-
cluding class size, curriculum,
teacher-student ratios, applica-
tion process, etc. Take special


note of the appearance of the
school and certification of teach-
ers and staff.
Narrow down your prospec-
tive choices, and apply to the
schools. Remember that each
may have certain admission
processes, including tests to be
taken or essays to be written.
During this process, be sure to
take into account the feelings of
your child. Don't pressure him or
her to attend a particular school
just because you want him or her
to go there. Remember, ulti-
mately your son or daughter is
the one who must feel comfort-
able attending the school.
If you like a certain school but
aren't sure you can manage the
tuition, don't be embarrassed to
ask about financial aid opportu-
nities. Some schools offer grants,
scholarships or payment plans.
Research the options to find a so-
lution that works best for your
family.


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BHS Orientation, First Day

Of School Set Next Week


Orientation for incoming Bar-
tow High School and Interna-
tional Baccalaureate School
freshman will be held Monday,
Aug. 1, from 6:30-8 p.m.
Students, accompanied by
their parents, should report to
the patio area by the school cafe-
teria to pick up room assign-
ments for the orientation along
with a campus map.
Once in their assigned class-
rooms, the students and parents
will watch a BESTT-sponsored
orientation video explaining
dress codes, academic expecta-
tions and other school issues.
Student schedules will be dis-
tributed along with BESTT con-
tracts, guidance request forms
and other information.
BHS and IB school club infor-
mation, lunch procedures and
locker rentals will be available
in the cafeteria after the class-
room session. Parking for the
event will be available in the
school parking lot accessible


from Jackson Avenue.
Sophomore, junior and senior
schedules will be available in the
cafeteria on Tuesday, Aug. 2.
Parents also may pick up stu-
dent schedules from 6:45-7:45
a.m.; seniors from 7:45-8:45 a.m.;
juniors from 8:45-9:45 a.m. and
sophomores from 9:45-10:45 a.m.
Students also will be able to
tour the campus, reserve lockers,
pay lunch fees and purchase
parking passes during this time.
The 2005-2006 school year be-
gins Wednesday, Aug. 3.
The School Advisory Council
will hold its first meeting of the
year on Tuesday, Aug. 9, at 4
p.m. in the media center. The
agenda will include a discussion
of upcoming school events and
issues. All parents, students,
teachers and community mem-
. bers are invited to attend.
For more information about
the SAC committee, contact Jan
Crawford at 534-7405.


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Bridal Festival Will

Be Held This Weekend


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.


Gause Riverside Now


Class of '57
Meeting
Thursday
Summerlin Institute's Class
of 1957 will hold its monthly
meeting Thursday, July 28, at
6:30 p.m., at Curly Tails Barbe-
cue.
All class members and
spouses are encouraged to at-
tend, as well as class members
visiting the area.
For more information, or to
R.S.V.P., call Sally Putnam at
533-7829.


Accepting Third Graders FISH For New


Gause Riverside Academy in
Fort Meade, a school of choice, is
now accepting applications for
third grade students.
The school serves students
from Alturas, Bartow, Highland
City, Mulberry and Fort Meade.
Gause Riverside is part of the
Polk County school system and
is under the direction of the Polk
school board. The school's focus
-is helping academically at-risk
students become successful
through a hands-on approach to
instruction and learning, a


teacher-student ratio of 1:15,
and by integrating reading in-
struction for meaning in all sub-
ject areas.
Although the curriculum is
designed for struggling students,
it is challenging for students not
experiencing difficulties.
Students must practice good
citizenship and have a desire to
be successful to attend Gause
Riverside.
For more information or an
application, call 285-1144 or 285-
1145.


Every quotation contributes something to the stability or enlarge-
ment of the lang;3g-e.
.ramuel Johnson


People Skills
"Hook Four New People
Skills," a presentation of the
Winter Haven Hospital Learning
Series, is set Thursday, July 28,
from 5 to 6 p.m. at the Sweet
Center, 1201 First Street South,
Winter Haven.
This program will take the
FISH Philosophy to home and on
the social scene.
The FISH Philosophy is a
technique developed to help em-
ployees become more productive
at work, while enjoying their
jobs more.
For more information on the
presentation or to register, call
291-6705.


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July 25, 2005 The Polk County Democrat


Portable Generators: 'Watt's' Right and Wrong


With seven to nine hurricanes
predicted for the current season
including two or three that
will hit the United States -
sales of portable generators are
rising fast, and so are the safety
concerns about using them.
University of Florida exten-
sion safety experts say common
mistakes include operating gen-
erators in closed spaces without
proper ventilation, overloading
them with too many appliances,
and plugging or wiring them di-
rectly into house electrical sys-
tems.
"First, if you're going to buy a
generator, don't wait until the
last minute," said Julie England,
a Lake County extension agent
with UF's Institute of Food and
Agricultural Sciences, or UF/
IFAS. "Buying before demand
peaks will save money."
Before you buy, determine
your power needs. She said some
people think a generator will
provide enough power to run
everything in the house. An av-
erage household needs 3,000 to
5,000 watts to provide enough
energy for basic needs such as
lighting, cooking,, refrigeration,
and pumping water.
Calculate the wattage needed
for additional appliances that
are convenient, but not essential
for day-to-day living. Then find
the right combination of power
and price to fit your needs.
Most generators in this watt-
age range sell for $400 to $700.
"When you determine how
many watts of generating capac-
ity you will need, calculate run-
ning watts and starting watts,"
Ms. England said. "Starting
watts are the extra power
needed to start the appliance,
and they are usually at least
twice the amount needed to oper-
ate the appliance. Add the run-
ning and starting watts to get
the total wattage that will be
needed overloading your gen-
erator can damage the appli-
ances and generator."
Ms. England said it's impor-
tant to start the generator with-
out .the appliances plugged in.
Start :by plugging in the most
necessary appliance and the one
that consumes the highest watt-
age. Add other appliances one at
time, allowing the generator to


Drug abusers are increasingly
turning to a slow-release form of
a powerful painkiller for a quick
and dangerous high, University
of Florida researchers warn.
The trend is raising alarm as
the number of people dying from
an overdose of the drug fentanyl,
an opioid 100 times more potent
than morphine, rises.
Addicts are misusing a clear
patch that transfers a controlled
dose of fentanyl through the skin
into the bloodstream over the
course of a few days, UF experts
say. The adhesive patch is typi-
cally prescribed to treat postop-
erative pain or chronic pain con-
ditions, but in some cases is be-
ing misused, often with deadly
consequences.
"Because the patch is a sus-
tained release form of the drug,
if one withdraws the 72 hours'
worth of drug and uses it in a
form that it wasn't designed to
be used for, then it can rapidly
result in death," said the study's
lead researcher, Dr. Bruce Gold-
berger, director of toxicology and
an associate professor in the de-
partments of pathology, immu-
nology and laboratory medicine,
and psychiatry in UF's College of
Medicine.
Patients who are prescribed
the patch must be made aware of
the potential dangers of misuse,
Goldberger added.
Florida Department of Law
Enforcement records cited in the
UF study, presented this month
in Orlando at the annual meet-
ing of the College on Problems of


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


Drug Dependence, show abuse of
the patch resulted in the death
of 115 people in Florida last
year.
While the number of fatalities
linked to the patch is still one-
quarter the number associated
with other drugs abused, such as
methadone or hydrocodone, the
number of sudden deaths from
overdosing on fentanyl has been
on the rise during the past few
years not just in Florida, but
also nationwide, researchers
found.
"We have seen an increased
use and abuse of the patch form
of fentanyl for the past five years
or so," Goldberger said. "This is a
recent finding related to the pre-
scription of fentanyl patches."
In many cases, people who
died from overdosing on the drug
were able to easily remove the
full dose of fentanyl from the
patch and take the entire three-
day amount at once, either by in-
jecting, ingesting, or smoking it.
In some cases, the deceased
sought a state of euphoria by ap-
plying multiple patches simulta-
neously.
It is not always clear from the
law enforcement records where
people who overdosed obtained
the drug, whether from a pre-
scription of their own or from
one that had been stolen or oth-
erwise not used according to doc-
tor's instructions, the group re-
ported.
"Oftentimes we don't know
where the patch comes from.
Sometimes it is from someone


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.


refuel the generator when it is W U U M W4* W U m % '1


stabilize as each one is added.
Stay under the wattage rat-
ing, and do not operate the gen-
erator at maximum wattage for
more than 30 minutes.
"Never plug a generator into a
household outlet," Ms. England
said. "This may cause a problem
known as back feeding, sending
a surge of power through the
lines that can injure or kill
power workers or your neigh-
bors. When your electric utility
restores the power, the resulting
power could damage your gen-
erator."
She said the only way to hook
up a generator to house wiring is
with a transfer switch installed
by a licensed electrician. This
may require a permit from the
local electric utility provider.
Carol Lehtola, an associate
professor and safety expert at
UF/IFAS in Gainesville, said
portable generators should be
operated in a safe, secure, well-
ventilated place.
"Generators give off danger-
ous carbon monoxide (CO) gas
that cannot be seen or smelled,"
Lehtola said. "Do not place gen-
erators near doors, windows,
ventilation intakes, or any other
place that lets gas into your
home."
Generators should be at least
five feet from buildings or any-
thing that might catch fire. Pro-
tect the generator from rain by
placing it under a roof or canopy.
Keep children away from the
generator, and keep it out of
view to prevent theft.
"Be courteous to your neigh-
.bors," Lehtola said. "A generator
can be very noisy, so try to place
it in an area that's as far away
from other homes as possible.
Make sure fumes from the gen-
erator don't enter their homes."
Lehtola said it's important to
read the owner's manual before
starting the generator for the
first time.
"Don't wait until you need the
generator before using it. Start
your generator every month to
help maintain the engine and re-
charge the battery. If you wait
until there is a power failure to
start the generator, it may not
start or run properly."
Use the manufacturer's rec-
ommended fuel and oil. Never


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running, and allow it to cool
down before adding fuel. Im-
proper fueling can lead to fire or
explosion.
Don't store fuel inside the liv-
ing area of your home, and only
store it in approved containers.
Estimate your fuel and oil
needs in case of emergency. Most
generators use about one-half to
three-quarters of a gallon per
hour about 12 to 18 gallons
per day.
Lehtola said there also are
15,000-watt generators that can
provide back-up power for small
homes. These stand-by units,
which automatically start when
there is a power failure, are usu-
ally wired directly into the house
electrical system.
Local utilities require a per-
mit to install and operate this
type of system.


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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.



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who had a prescription or it was
purchased on the street or ac-
quired from a friend, so it has
been diverted to them," Gold-
berger said.
Goldberger's team, which in-
cludes Mark Gold, M.D., a pro-
fessor with UF's McKnight Brain
Institute and chief of the divi-
sion of addiction medicine, has
been focused on the use and
abuse of prescription drugs. In
the past few years his team has
seen increased abuse of metha-
done, and now fentanyl. .
"Based on our study, we're
recommending that physicians
better educate their patients on
the use of the patch, and, as a re-
sult, we might see lower num-
bers in fentanyl-related deaths
in the state of Florida," Gold-
berger said.
Albert Ray, M.D., medical di-
rector of Pain Medicine Solutions
in Miami and a past president of
the American Academy of Pain
Medicine, said that the UF study
brings necessary attention to the
importance of physician and pa-
tient education regarding addic-
tive disorders.
"There is nothing wrong with
the patch, the problem is with
addictive disorders," Ray said.
"Any drug has the potential for
abuse. This study is useful for
raising awareness of the need for
educating prescribing physicians
on the importance of screening
and monitoring their patients for
addictive disorders in order to
help decrease the abuse of the
patch."


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(Continued from Page 1)
he will develop lots with 100 feet
of frontage facing Sago Palms,
scaling back to lots of 90, 80, and
70 feet in three additional rows of
houses.
The parcel facing Sago Palms,
comprising 6.7 acres, will be
zoned R-1-B, which requires lots
of at least 90 front feet and
10,000 square feet, while the 8.3-
acre parcel facing Taylor Brooke
will be zoned R-1, which allows
70-foot lots and a total lot size of
7,500 square feet.
A public hearing on those
annexations will be held at the
commission's Aug. 1 meeting.
Other ordinances adopted on
final reading:
Increased the allowable lot
coverage of homes in residential
zones from 35 to 45 percent of the
lot size. Gerald Cochran spoke
against, the ordinance, saying
that it will encourage more peo-
ple to park on the street.
Rezoned 2.3 acres of land on
U.S. Highway 17 North, between
the Bear Creek Canal and the
rear entrance to Wal-Mart, from
conservation lands to C-3 (high-
way commercial). Pete Bell, land
planner for the owner, said the
property should not have been
zoned as conservation lands in
the first place.
Approved the final plat of
Old Homestead Acres, a four-
acre, four-lot subdivision at the
northeast corner of Lyle Parkway
and E.F. Griffin Road. Sam'
Thomas, who has urged the city
to encourage more development


on larger lots, told the commis-
sion: "People are lined up three
deep to purchase those lots."
Eliminated automatic annu-
al increases in the charges for
water and sewer service, read-
opted previously imposed
increases, and required individ-
ual notification to customers and
annual adoption of ordinances
increasing rates. The change was
made to comply with Florida law.
Cochran spoke against the rate
increases.
The commission also:
Approved a change in
Bartow Public Library policy on
use of library computers to access
the Internet. The policy no longer
requires a parent's signature for
patrons 12 to 18 years of age to
have 'parental 'consent. The
library has installed the same
software filters used by the
school system to limit children's
access to inappropriate sites.
Applauded members of the
police and fire departments who
were presented certificates from
the Floral Avenue/Carpenter
Avenue Neighborhood Watch
Assn.
Decided to do formal evalua-
tions this year of the city manag-
er, city attorney, and city auditor,
the three city officials who
answer directly to the commis-
sion.
Designated Commissioners
Pat Huff, Rosie Thornburg and
Brian Hinton to recommend
three people for appointment to
the citizens advisory committee.


Renaissance Plan


(Continued from Page 1)
said, noting that Polk has six col-
leges or universities "and a thriv-
ing arts and cultural communi-
ty."
Polk ranks second in the state
in the agricultural industry, and
eighth in both gross sales and
industrial shipments.
But. three-fourths of its jobs
are "low-paying service jobs," he
said, and Polk is one of the lowest
per capital income counties in
Florida.


"Our commercial tax base is
disintegrating," he said, with
commercial property paying an
ever-decreasing share of the
county's ad valorem taxes.
Polk's major assets are its cen-
tral location, sound economic
foundation, 2,000 square miles of
territory, 17 municipalities, and
a tradition of community involve-
ment, he said.
"We have the space to do it all.
"People care about their com-
munity.
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Old Civic Center


Is a Community Treasure


When life serves you lemons, goes an
old saying, make lemonade.
Closing of The Oaks School and its affil-
iated Oaks Middle Academy is a disap-
pointment to the community, and to hun-
dreds of parents who chose to pay for a
private school education for their children.
But that decision was made last Tuesday,
and just one day later, City Mgr. Joseph J.
DeLegge told the city commission that he
plans to have the old civic center, in which
the school has been located for several
decades, renovated as a city hall annex.
Doing so will avoid the more costly, and
arguably less aesthetic, option of adding
on to the existing city hall.
Equally important, it will preserve a
Depression-era building with a style of
architecture seldom found in this region.
Built of multi-hued brown fieldstone,
probably quarried within a mile or two of
its location, the old civic center holds a raft
:of rich memories for three generations of
Bartowans.
Thousands of us learned how to swim in
its swimming pool, first wading through a
chlorine-and-water foot bath. The more
adventurous dived from its two low
boards or one high board into the 12 feet of
water at its deep end. Dressing rooms were
in the basement, a feature seldom found in
central Florida buildings.
For younger revelers, there was a tot1
pool on the other side of the fence. It, too,
had a "deep end" and a "shallow end,"
though the difference in depth was a mat-
ter of inches, not feet.
Countless banquets and recitals were
held in the main hall. There was an endless
game of ping pong played on the second
floor porch, and usually a game of canasta
going on somewhere in the building or on
the grounds.
Today's children probably have no idea
why the top step on the patio is painted
bright yellow.
When the building was Bartow's civic
center, that yellow step marked the point
beyond which youngsters attending the
Junior Jackets and Senior Jackets dances
dared not go when taking a breather from

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BARTOW Our family classroom. We
would like to thank all the educa- appreciative.
tors from Oaks School who "Train up a chi
touched the lives of our children. should go,
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board for our children to have
their formal educational lives
molded. Mrs. Martha Hunter, the OUR READ
headmistress, knew each child by V
name and would embrace them
on a personal level. Mrs. Annette
Hunter and Mrs. Joyce Hamer BADEN, PA.
were to follow with as much love wife and I visited
as their predecessor. very pleasant an
But Miss Natalie, Mrs. Mundy, There are many .i
Mrs. Perrin, Mrs. Westberry, Mrs. to see. We are loo
Haake, Mrs. Wheeler, Mrs. visiting again.
Durrance, and Ms. Smith stood We. arrived in
the test of time with love and days after the fir
patience. Even when it came to buildings on N
art class, 'Mrs. Veulah Wilson downtown. We
would make anyone want to be destruction of th
creative, given copies of J
But the character building that issues of The
the children received would not Democrat telling
have been completed without Being history
Miss Bonnie. Bonnie would make many interesting
the most unlikely child a star We are interested
with each parent's delight. The torical sites and. r
Singing Christmas Tree and the We visited ti
annual musicals are treasured Historical Mu
memories of our children' child- restored 1908 co
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the dance floor. To wander beyond that
step was to be barred readmission to the
dance; Molly Brower saw to that.
But enough reminiscing.
The building was built in 1934 by the
Civil Works Administration (not, as is
widely believed, by the Works Progress
Administration) a Depression-era federal
program to provide gainful employment
in the construction of public facilities.
Now 71 years old, the building has as
much useful life left in it as buildings 50
years newer.
There was a time when "progress" was
defined as bulldozing over every old
building; that's why what used to be the
Oaks Hotel is now the Oaks Parking Lot.
But a renewed interest in historic preser-
vation has brought an end to the knee-jerk
assumption that old equates to useless.
The Summerlin Building on the north end
of the Bartow High School campus is a fine
example of what can be done to modernize
an old building while retaining its original
character, inside and out.
DeLegge hopes the city can get an his-
toric restoration grant to help pay the costs
of renovation. Should that not be in the
cards, renovating the old civic center
should cost significantly less than replac-
ing it.
Even without the economic incentive,
the old civic center is an ideal candidate for
restoration in a community that treasures
its sense of history.


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I Bartow. It was a
d enjoyable trip.
interesting places
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Bartow several
e burned Bartow
Main Street in
e viewed the
he fire. We were
une 6th and 9th
Polk County
about the fire.
buffs, there are
places to see.
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museums.
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seum in the
urt house. Here
nce Polk County
iseum presents
g the first Indian

g, agriculture,


early town life, military history,
law enforcement and tourism,
complete with text, photographs
and artifacts.
As the time was limited on this
visit, we are looking forward to
visiting again. We want to visit
the Homeland Heritage Park,
Historical and Genealogical
Library, and other interesting
sites in the area.
We were given a tour of The
Democrat by S.L. Frisbie, IV. He
was very thorough in explaining
the operation of the plant and
what it takes to put out a news-
paper.


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

Recovery from an Uplifting Experience


On Friday, the 13th of August
of last year, we had an uplifting
experience at our Fort Meade
Leader office.
The front one-third of our roof
was lifted up by Hurricane
Charlie; like the boy who shot an
arrow into the air, it came to earth
we know not where.
In a matter of minutes, the car-
pet was soaked; in a matter of
days, the wall paneling began
warping; in a matter of weeks, we
finally got a blue tarp roof on the
building.
As fellow members of the Blue
Tarp Roof Society our numbers
are legion are aware, there's a
reason they don't use blue tar-
paulins for permanent roofing.
Because it's not.
Within a few days, it became
obvious that our Fort Meade
office manager, reporter, photog-
rapher, and personals columnist
- we're talking about one per-
son, not four could not work in
the office until repairs were
made.
So Janice Jared began operat-
ing out of her home in Fort
Meade, and we eventually
moved the fax machine, office
copier, and other essentials into
her dining room.
We don't have an Employee of
the Year trophy in this company,


but if we did, I think we would
give it to Janice and then retire it
permanently.
It took months for us to work
our way up to the top of the list of
SEMCO Restoration, the contrac-
tor we selected to make renova-
tions.
By then, we had discovered
that the original ceiling in the
building was pressed tin. It was a
discovery we made after the rain-
soaked dropped ceiling added
new dimension to the word
"dropped."
Dawn Wade of our news staff
in Bartow suggested that we
investigate having what was left
of the dropped ceiling removed,
and leaving the pressed tin
exposed. I gave it a non-commit-
tal "We'll consider that," the
same kind of response you give
your kid when he or she asks for
an increased allowance.
Dawn got a few more people
on her side, so when we finally
worked our way to the top of
SEMCO's list in February, we
asked if that would be possible.
To my surprise, it was more than
possible; it was quite feasible.
That got the wheels turning.
Instead of restoring the office
to its 1950s-style -- a functional
but non-descript makeover of a
turn-of-the-century building -


why not go for a retro appear-
ance?
For instance, where the plaster
above the dropped ceiling was
crumbling away, it revealed a rus-
tic brick wall. Could we have all
the plaster removed to expose the
brick work?
Not for the amount of insur-
ance settlement; not even close.
So much for my idea. We
decided that instead of having
paneling put back up, we would
have the wall plastered and
painted, with 32-inch bead-board
wainscoting at the bottom.
I selected yellow for the walls.
Mary selected salmon pink.
You may guess which color we
ended up with.
Instead of replacing the ruined
carpeting with more carpet, I
wanted the vinyl-clad "wood"
plank flooring (which actually is
aluminum, but you'll just have to
take my word for it).
The contractor discovered that
the concrete floor was quite
uneven, and instead suggested
vinyl.
I wanted red brick-patterned
vinyl since I didn't get my way
with the brick walls.
Mary thought wood-grain
vinyl would look better.
The wood-grain vinyl floor
goes nicely with the salmon pink


walls.
Instead of putting back con-
ventional eight-foot fluorescent
lighting, our contractor suggest-
ed ceiling fans with light fixtures.
They look great.
Last week, with the help of
some friends and relatives who
may not like her very much any
more, Janice Jared got everything
moved back where it should be,
and gave the office a first class
cleaning. It was two days short of
11 months after the day of our
uplifting experience.
On Friday, the staffs of all three
of our newspapers The Polk
County Democrat, The Lake
Wales News, and The Fort Meade
Leader met at the Fort Meade
office for an informal open house,
followed by lunch.
One visitor to our lunch table
said ours is the prettiest office in
Fort Meade. We won't lay claim
to that title, but it was a nice thing
to say. And it looks a heap better
than it has for many, many years.
Eventually, we'll have an open
house for the public. Tea and
crumpets or something.
But you don't have to wait.
Drop in any time.
Shirt and shoes required.
Oohs and ahhs are optional.


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BARTOW Many days have
passed since June 6 when fire
destroyed my buildings on Main
Street, but the images of that day
are burned, you might say, into
my brain forever.
Despite the devastation of the
loss, the main images I have are
of the men and women of the
Bartow fire department, the
Bartow police department, and of


several other departments of the
City of Bartow who worked so
diligently as a team in an effort to
stop the fire and to successfully
spare the third building from the
same fate. There is nothing quite
as humbling as a fire and I was
definitely humbled that day.
My family and I want to
express our sincerest apprecia-


tion to all these fine people who
worked so hard in the heat of the
fire and the heat of a June day,
putting their lives on the line on
our behalf. Words can't adequate-
ly convey our deep feelings for
each of them.
Bartow has so much of which
to be proud and one of the great-
est is the large group of people


who keep it running smoothly
just by doing their jobs. We have
no way of knowing all their
names, but we do know that
many were doing not only their
jobs, but assisting the other
departments in doing theirs.

NELLE KENNEDY
STUART TERRY


OUR READERS SAY

Road To the Primaries


LAKE WALES Scott
Maddox is a very bright young
man with an ingratiating smile
and a "Hollywood" appearance,
and an uncanny ability to incite
in people the desire to open their
pocket books. My idea, shared
with others, is Mr. Maddox's
becoming the "major solicitor"
for the state Democratic Party. He
would travel the state, make
appearances before groups of
people, and serve the party in a
very beneficial manner.
Furthermore, Leon County
would be released from its oblig-
ation to Mr. Maddox, even to
requesting the monies it con-
tributed to his gubernatorial cam-
paign be released to the better-
ment of the party.
The resumes of other
Democratic contenders for
Governor are amazing. Their ser-
vice hours, their productivity in
behalf of Floridians is very grati-


fying. It will be difficult to make a
decision between the two,
Congressman Jim Davis and
State Sen. Rod Smith. For both
these candidates, all Florida
Democrats -should feel great
pride.
When Attorney General Bob
Butterworth was term limited
out, it was a terrible loss for
Florida, we believed. The' man
was nationally admired and
emulated by governors and
Attorney Generals in all states.
We reaped financially from his
brilliant service.
Charlie Crist followed and has
served admirably. Serving in this
office is a far cry from a lawyer's
office. He has been attentive to
the needs of the populace of
Florida, meeting bad situations
straight on. He would be the first
to tell you it takes time to learn
the job. He can serve another four
year term. This race should not


be based on a popularity contest.
To us who work in anti-gam-
bling and tobacco and drug abuse
forums, the position of attorney
general is the most important in
the administration. I do not want
to lose him to another campaign.
Now, the Republican party
encourages his running for
Governor. He is a good fundrais-
er. Tom Gallagher's position as
insurance commissioner is not
"Halleluia" status, and he also is
in the Governor's race. So, what
would their party do? Dilemma.
So the road toward the prima-
ry begins. I cannot imagine a
solution for the Republican party,
but my main concern is for
Florida to reap the very best.

VERNA K. ECHOLS
(The writer is a member of the
Polk County Democratic Executive
Committee.)


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everyone. Whether you are inter-
ested in local affairs, schools,
church, businesses, sports, etc.
Being a newspaper junky, I have
added a copy of your fine news-
paper to my collection of news-
papers from different states and
foreign countries.
As we toured the city, we
found the people to be very
friendly, polite and helpful in
assisting strangers in directions
and information.

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Richard Davies

Richard
Davies
Richard S. "Dick" Davies, 83,
of Bartow, died Friday, July 22,
2005, at Good Shepherd Hospice
.Residential Center, Auburndale.
He Was born on Sept. 13,
1921, in Detroit.
A longtime resident of Bar-
tow, he moved from DeLand.
A safety engineer for the Flor-
ida Department of Transporta-
tion for 38 years, he was a mem-
ber of Associate Reformed Pres-
byterian Church in Bartow.
A graduate of Clearwater
High School, he attended the
University of Detroit and Stet-
son University. While living in
DeLand, he was a civil engineer
designing highway projects.
A member of the Polk County
Rose Society, he was past presi-
dent of the Society of Profes-
sional Engineers.
Survivors include his wife,
Martha B. Davies of Bartow; a
daughter, Elizabeth D. Bondzeit
of Reliance, Tenn.; two sons, Al-
len G. Davies of Ormond Beach
and David R. Davies of Tampa;
and four grandchildren.
Visitation: Monday, July 25,
from 6 to 8 p.m. at Whidden-
McLean Funeral Home.
The funeral: Tuesday, July
26, at 11 a.m. at Whidden-
McLean Funeral Home. Rev.
Charles D. Clendinen will offici-
ate at the service. Interment will
follow in Wildwood Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may
be made to Good Shepherd Hos-
pice, P.O. Box 7129, Winter Ha-
ven, 33880.


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Bonnie A. Graves

Bonnie A.
Graves
Bonnie A. Graves, 77, of Fort
Meade died of respiratory failure
Sunday, July 24, 2005, at the
Rohr Home in Bartow.
She was born in Ashland, Ky.,
on Oct. 2, 1927, and had lived in
Fort Meade since moving from
Orlando in 1962.
Mrs. Graves was owner and
operator of Orange Avenue Day
Care in Fort Meade for many
years. She became a nurse su-
pervisor after closing her day
care business.
She was a Christian Scientist.
Preceded in death by her hus-
band, William Roy Graves, she is
survived by her daughter, Mrs.
Dorothy Henry of Bartow; two
sons, Charles Graves and Walter
Graves, both of Fort Meade; two
brothers, Paul Adkins of Lees-
burg and George Adkins, Jr.; five
grandchildren; and four great-
grandchildren.
Visitation: Wednesday, July
27, 6 to 8 p.m., McLean Funeral
Home, Fort Meade.
Funeral: Thursday, July 28,
10 a.m., Evergreen Cemetery,
Fort Meade, with Rev. Jim
Hatch officiating.

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Frances
Moss
Frances Hogan Moss, 85, of
Signal Mountain, Tenn., died
Wednesday, July 20, 2005, at
Alexian Healthcare Center in
Signal Mountain.
Born on March 26, 1920, in
Hogansville, Ga., she attended
Sophie Newcom College in New
Orleans.
A Bartow resident for 42
years, Mrs. Moss was past presi-
dent of the Needlework Guild
and an active member of First
United Methodist Church of Bar-
tow, where she served on boards
and as a Sunday School teacher.
Mrs. Moss moved to La-
Grange, Ga., in 1988, where she
joined the First United Method-
ist Church of LaGrange. She also
was a member of the First
United Methodist Church of Ho-
gansville. She moved to Signal
Mountain in 2001.
A genealogical research en-
thusiast, she was a member of
the Polk County, Troup County
and Heard County Historical So-
cieties.
She was a 50-year member of
the Daughters of the American
Revolution, having joined the
Bartow, LaGrange and Chicka-
mauga Chapters.
She was preceded in death by
her husband of 63 years, Dr. Ar-
thur R. Moss; her parents, Wil-
liam and Josie Dainel Hogan;
four brothers; and three sisters.
Survivors include two daugh-
ters and their husbands, Fayla
and David Daniel of Lookout
Mountain, Tenn., and Penny and
Pepper Arnold of Brentwood,
Tenn.; eight grandchildren and
their spouses, Shannon and
Christopher Haas of Franklin,
Tenn., Meghan and Harlan
Freer of Nashville, Tenn., Lau-
ren and Seth Denney of
Springhill, Tenn., John Arthur
and Camille Daniel and Katie
and Matthew Brock, all of Chat-
tanooga, Tenn., Litt Daniel and
Emily Daniel, both of Lookout
Mountain, Tenn., Josie and Todd
Domenico of Jackson Hole, Wy.;
eight great-grandchildren; two
sisters-in-law, Gwen Hogan of
Waveland, Miss., and Ruth Ho-
gan of New Orleans; and a num-
ber of nieces and nephews.
Funeral services were held on
Saturday, July 23, at First
United Methodist Church of Ho-
gansville. Rev. Helen Henry and
Rev. Stan Ayer officiated. Inter-
ment followed in Myrtle Hill
Cemetery, with her grandsons
serving as pall bearers.
Memorial contributions may
be made to First United Method-
ist Church, P.O. Box 333, Ho-
gansville, Ga., 30230.
Claude A. Mckibben and Sons
Funeral Home of Hogansville
was in charge of arrangements.




Grace K.
Brown
Grace K. Brown, 101, of Fort
Meade, died Sunday, July 24,
2005, at Highlands Lake Center
in Lakeland.
She had lived in Fort Meade
since she was 12, moving from
Oklahoma where she was born
on March 6, 1904.
She was a homemaker and a
member of First Baptist Church
in Fort Meade.
Mrs. Brown was preceded in
death by her husband, Joseph
Keen, and her son, Cecil Keen.
Survivors include two grand-
sons and their wives, Cecil and
Theresa Keen of Fort Meade,
and John and Julie Keen of
Lakeland; a sister, Ruth Biggers
of Hendersonville, N.C.; two
great-granddaughters, Kather-
ine Branch of Lakeland and
Karen Keen of Altamonte
Springs; and one great-great-
grandson, Allen Branch of Lake-
land.
Visitation: Tuesday, July 26,
6 to 8 p.m., McLean Funeral
Home, Fort Meade.
Funeral: Wednesday, July 27,
11 a.m., First Baptist Church of
Fort Meade, with Rev. Kenny
Slay officiating. Interment will
follow in Hancock Cemetery,
Fort Meade.


Stanley
Jordan
Stanley Lambert Jordan, 90,
of Babson Park, died on Tues-
day, July 19, 2005, at his home.
Born on Dec. 1, 1915, in Bar-
tow, he was a lifelong resident of
Polk County.
A retired bank manager for
First Federal Savings and Loan
in Lake Wales, he was employed
at Disney MGM theme park.
He enjoyed golfing.
Arrangements are being made
by Marion Nelson Funeral Home
of Lake Wales.


July 25, 2005 The Polk County democrat a
InfrRStructure, Budget .
UF Hurricane House Receives No Damaste
Talk Dommate Herr s


Tiger Bay Appearance


By RUSTIN DWYER
Staff Writer

County Manager Mike Herr,
completing his second year in
that job, fielded questions from
the Tiger Bay Club on Monday.
Topics ranged from budget
strategy to the jail expansion;
the most extensive discussion
centered around improving in-
frastructure in Polk.
With a population of more
than 500,000 and a steady
stream of growth, Herr said the
combination of projects like im-
proving roads, building more
schools, and enhancing parks
and libraries across the county
will add up to economic develop-
ment for everyone.
Closing the infrastructure gap
is a "quality of life issue," he
said. Not only do "good roads
mean better jobs for people," but
a thriving parks and recreation
program leads to a better family
environment.
"The idea is to make it a place
your kids will want to come back
to. If not, it could become a dying
community," he said.
Improving infrastructure is a
lofty goal, but for the county to
fully embrace it, he said, it
might have to reconsider how it
does business.
"In the past we have focused
heavily on saving money. We
have been getting by on the
cheap for a long time," he said.
The county commission has
appointed a charter-mandated
efficiency council and has re-


trained a "quality consultant" to
help in its efforts. County utili-
ties, public works, and support
services should be the first de-
partments to undergo the re-
view, he said.
One questioner asked Herr
why the county has never
adopted a "zero-based budget-
ing" strategy.
A zero-based system resets
the budget to zero each year and
all programs and expenses must
be justified annually.
Herr cited a book he had re-
cently read, "The Price of Gov-
ernment" by David Osborne and
Peter Hutchinson, saying the
county could really benefit from
the proposed "outcome-based"
budgeting strategy. Outcome-
based budgeting focuses on set-
ting goals, designing the strate-
gies needed to meet the goals,
and measuring how well they
are met.
The idea is to streamline gov-
ernment operation and lower
costs, while zeroing 'in on prob-.
lems and areas of need.
Herr said he didn't have any
plans to change the budgeting
process. He was, however, eager
to discuss the idea with the com-
mission, a task he later said
could be difficult.
When asked what the most
challenging aspect of his job is,
Herr replied: "At times I recog-
nize the citizens really want
something, but I just can't get
the county commissioners to get
there."


BY CHUCK WOODS
University of Florida

Designed to withstand winds
in excess of 140 miles per hour,
the University of Florida's "hur-
ricane house" near Pensacola re-
ceived no structural damage
from Hurricane Dennis.
"Last year, the hurricane
house came through Ivan with
no damage, and we survived
Dennis with no structural dam-
age, although we did have some
wet carpets this year caused by
localized flooding in the area,"
said Lamar Christenberry, Es-
cambia County extension direc-
tor with UF's Institute of Food
and Agricultural Sciences. "Our
hurricane house demonstrates
that it is possible to build a
home that will come through
hurricanes such as Dennis and
Ivan with little or no damage."
He said the 3,000-square-foot
house next to the Escambia
County extension office in Can-
tonment near Pensacola offi-
cially known as the Escambia
Windstorm Damage Mitigation,
Training and Demonstration
Center also shows how exist-
ing homes can be made more
hurricane-resistant. Materials,'
products and construction meth-
ods, which meet or exceed new
state building codes, can be used
in new homes or to retrofit exist-
ing structures.
Pierce Jones, director of the
UF/IFAS Florida Energy Exten-
sion Service, said new Florida
building codes, which went into
effect in March 2002, are stricter
than the ones they replaced, but
not as strong as those enacted in
Miami-Dade and Broward coun-
ties.


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Program Set
"Outsmarting Osteoporosis," a
program of Lakeland Regional
Medical Center, will be held on
Tuesday, Aug. 2, at 6 p.m. in the
hospital's auditorium.
The program is free and open
to the public.
For more information or to
register, call 687-1400.


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Registration
Bartow Middle School will
hold registration for new stu-
dents on Monday, Aug. 1, at 6
p.m.
School will begin on Wednes-
day, Aug. 3.


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The stricter standards should
be required statewide because no
area of the state is immune to
hurricane damage over the long
term, he said.
The hurricane house near
Pensacola is one of three facili-
ties located at UF/IFAS Exten-
sion Service offices around the
state.
Other hurricane houses are in
Fort Pierce and St. Augustine,
and a fourth house will be com-
pleted in August at the UF/IFAS
Fort Lauderdale Research and
Education Center.
The Florida Department of Fi-
nancial Services provided $2.3
million for the houses, and UF's
Shimberg Center for Affordable
Housing in the College of De-
sign, Construction and Planning
supervised their design and con-
struction.
Jones said homeowners and
builders can visit the hurricane
demonstration houses in Pensa-
cola, Fort Pierce and St.
Augustine to see three types of
window shutters and other fea-
tures, such as impact-resistant
doors, a steel "safe room" and a
garage door that will withstand
winds of more than 150 mph.
Visitors also can see exposed
sections of interior walls that
show alternative construction
methods, such as insulated con-
crete forms, to build stronger
and more energy-efficient homes.
The insulated concrete form
uses reinforcement bars and con-
crete sandwiched between plas-
tic foam sheets.
Jones said although the
method is more expensive than
regular concrete block or wood-
frame construction, it is desir-
able in coastal areas where wind
speeds are higher and storm-
surge problems are more preva-


lent.
The new insulated concrete
forms meet Florida building code
requirements, but few builders
have direct experience working
with the materials, he said.
In the wake of four devastat-
ing hurricanes in 2004 and an-
other active hurricane season
this year, the UF hurricane
houses around the state are be-
coming magnets for educating
builders and residents about
wind-loss mitigation, energy effi-
ciency and environmentally sen-
sitive construction, Jones said.
Homeowners in coastal areas
can take measures to reduce
storm damage and lower their
insurance premiums, said Justin
Glover, spokesperson for Citi-
zens Property Insurance Corp. in
Tallahassee.
The corporation was created
by the Florida Legislature in
2002 to provide insurance for
homeowners in high-risk areas
and others who cannot find cov-
erage in the private insurance
market.
"Insurance premium costs for
coastal homes have increased
significantly over the past five
years," Glover said. "But home-
owners can save up to 45 percent
on the wind portion of their pre-
mium if they use measures we
suggest to protect their homes."
In Escambia County, the hur-
ricane house is located at 3740
Stefani Road in Cantonment,
850-475-5230.
In St. Lucie County, the hur-
ricane house is located at 8400
Picos Road in Fort Pierce, and
can be reached by telephone at
772-462-1660.
In St. Johns County, the hur-
ricane house is located at 3125
Agriculture Center Drive in St.
Augustine, 904-824-4564.


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The cost of a medical emer-
gency is going up in Polk
County.
County commissioners voted
to raise the price of a trip in a
county ambulance to $500. Pre-
viously, the price was $360 for
transport in an advanced life
support ambulance, and $320 for
transport in a basic life support
ambulance.
Kevin Fish, manager of
budget and management serv-
ices, told the commission that 66
percent of emergency medical
services transports are paid by


A public hearing on a planned
$31.09 a year increase in gar-
bage and trash collection rates
for people living in unincorpo-
rated areas of Polk County will
be held on Aug. 24.
The increase reflects the new
contracts between the county
commission and franchise haul-
ers.
The sanitation rate has two


Medicare of Medicaid. The oth-
ers are paid by private insurance
or by the patient, or are not paid,
he said.
A survey of prices charged by
46 cities and counties showed
that 29 charge more than Polk
County, he said.
Based on the past fiscal year,
increasing EMS transport fees
will generate an additional
$1,164,578, Fish told the .com-
mission.
The new fee was adopted by
unanimous vote, and went into
effect immediately.


components: garbage and trash
collection, and disposal costs at
the county landfill. The cost for
collection will go from $94.32 to
$125.41. There will be no in-
crease in the in disposal charges.
With the increase in rates, the
total annual charge for sanita-
tion service will go from $143.41
to $174.50. The fees are collected
on county property tax bills.


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and follow the recommended
service schedules. The manual
contains a complete checklist of
services and schedules and other
important information about
your vehicle.
Flush and refill the cooling
system (radiator) according to
the service manual's recommen-
dations. The level, condition, and
concentration of the coolant
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Fees Raised To $500


County Garbage Rate

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IN THE CIRCUIT COURT'
FOR POLK COUNTY, Fl
RICHARD J. RUZICH
and wife, LORET
RUZICH, d/b/a THI
ARDS COMPANY,
Plaintiff,
vs
YAACOV MANELIS
wife, ANNA MANE
Defendants.
CASE NUMBER
53-2005-CA-001
SECTION NO.:
NOTICE OF ACT
TO: YAACOV MANEL
5000 BOARD
#212
VENTNOR CITY,
08406
ANNA MANELIS
5000 BOARD
#212
VENTNOR CITY,
08406
YOU ARE HEREBY N
that a Complaint has bi
against you, and you are
to serve a copy of your w
senses, if any, to it on S
F. BAKER, ESQ., Plainti
ney, whose address is 8
Street S., Winter Hay
33880, on or before the
of August, 2005, and file
nal with the Clerk of this
their before service on Pla
torney, or immediately th
otherwise a default will be
against you for the re
handed in the Petition.
The Plaintiff is seeking
title on real property desc
follows:
LOT 10, BLOCK 11:4
CIANA NEIGHBORHOOD
LAGE 7, according to
or plat thereof, as reco
Plat Book 53, Pages 19/
lic Records of Polk
Florida.
If you are a person with
ties who needs any.aci
nation in order to partic
this proceeding, you are
at no cost to you, to th
sion of certain assi
Please contact the Offic
Couri Administrator, (8
4690, within two (2)
days of your receipt of
tice; if you are hearing
impaired, call TDD (81
7777 br Florida Relay E
711.
WITNESS my hand
seal of this Court on this
of June, 2005.
RICHARD M. WEISS,
As Clerk of Said Court
BY: /s/ Betty Norrell
As Deputy Clerk
(COURT SEAL)
June 27, July 4, 18, 25, 20



IN THIE COUNTY COURT
FOR POLK COUNTY, FLU
GENERAL JURISDICTION
SION,
PARKWAY MORTGAGE
PANY, INC., A Florida C
tion,
Plaintiff,
vs.
LH FORREST AND LEE I
REST, AND ANY AND A
KNOWN PARTIES CL
BY, THROUGH, UNDEI
AGAINST THE HEREIN 1
UAL :DEFENDANTS WH
NOT KNOWN TO BE DE
ALIVE, WHETHER SA
KNOWN PARTIES MAY
AN INTEREST AS SP(
HEIRS, DEVISEES, GRA
OR OTHER CLAIMANTS,
Defendants.
CASE NO.
53-2004CC-0060
NOTICE OF ACTI
TO: LH FORREST
LEE M. FORREST
Whose Last Known Re
was: 7221 DIV
STREET, RIVER F(
IL 60305, if alive,
dead, all claiming inter
through, under or again
persons, and all parties
or claiming to have any
title or interest in the pr
herein described.
YOU ARE HEREBY
FIED that a Complaint t
close a Claim of Lien on
lowing property in
County, Florida:
LOT(S) 2, BI
962, VILLAGE
NEIGHBORHOOD
POINCIANA SUB
SION, ACCORDING
THE PLAT THERE
RECORDED IN P
BOOK 53, AT PAG
18, OF THE PU
RECORDS OF P
COUNTY, FLORIDA
has been filed and com
in this Court and you
quired to serve a copy
written defenses, if an
on HAROLD J. TUR
torney for Pla
whose address is
Alhambra Circle,
Floor, Coral G.
Florida 33134 and f
original with the clerk
above styled Court on
fore August 17, 2005
wise a default will be
against you for the
prayed for in the Compl
WITNESS my hand and
of said Court at Polk
Florida on this 8th day
2005.
RICHARD M: WEISS
As Clerk, Circuit Court
By;: /s/ Laureen Richar
Deputy Clerk.
(Court Seal)
July 18, 25, 2005-2393.



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IN THE CIRCUIT COURT
OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL
CIRCUIT OF FLORIDA, IN
AND FOR POLK COUNTY
CIVIL DIVISION
UNITED STATES OF
AMERICA, acting through
Rural Development, for-
merly Farmers Home Admin-
istration (FmHA), United States
Department of Agriculture (
USDA),
Plaintiff,


08 vs.
TION DAVID L. BUSSEY, SR.,
LIS MARY C. BUSSEY; BANK
WALK, OF AMERICA, F/K/A BAR-
NETT BANK OF POLK
NJ COUNTY; GENERAL MO-
TORS ACCEPTANCE COR-
PORATION; CHISATO
WALK, RUTLEDGE,
Defendants.
NJ CASE NO.
53-1999CA-3651
NOTIFIED NOTICE OF SALE
een filed Notice is hereby given that
- required pursuant to a Summary Judg-
ritten de- ment entered in the above en-
3TEPHEN titled cause in the Circuit Court
iff's attor- of Polk County, Florida, I will
300 First sell the property located in Polk
ven, FL County, Florida, being specifi-
S9th day cally described as follows:
the origi- Lot 12 of MURRAY HILL
Court, ei- HEIGHTS SUBDIVISION, ac-
iintiff's at- cording to the plat thereof
ereafter; recorded in Plat Book 43,
entered Page 18, Public Records of
relief de- Polk County, Florida.
at public sale to the highest
I to quiet and best bidder, for cash at the
:ribed as East End of the East Corridor,
First Floor, Polk County Court-
0, POIN- house, 255 North Broadway
D0 5, VIL- Avenue, Bartow, Polk County,
the map Florida, at 9:00 a.m. on the
>rded in 11th day of August, 2005.
'28, Pub- All sales are to be held at the.east
County, end of the east corridor, first floor,
of the Polk County Courthouse lo-
disabili- cated at 255 North Broadway
commo- Avenue, Bartow, Florida. Please
;ipate in note that the main entrance is lo-
entitled cated on Church Street. No entry
he provi- is possible from Broadway Ave-
stance. nue. In the event any temporary
:e of the change is necessary, the Clerk will
63) 534- post a "Notice of Change" at the
working sale location directing the bidders
this no- to the temporary sale location.
or voice if you are a person with disabilities
63) 534- who needs any accommodation in
Services order to participate in this pro-
ceeding, you are entitled at no
and the cost to you, to the provision of cer-
21st day 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.
105-2200 Dated July 11, 2005.
RICHARD M. WEISS
As Clerk of the Circuit Court
By /s/ Felicia Borders
As Deputy Clerk
IN AND (Court Seal)
ORIDA July 25, Aug. 1, 2005-2444
IN DIVI-

E COM-
'orpora-
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR
POLK COUNTY, FLORIDA
PROBATE DIVISION
M. FOR- IN RE: ESTATE OF
AMLL UN- David Larry Carr
AR-MND Deceased.
R AND VDFile No.
NDIVID- 0C-1648
rO ARE o0CP-1648
1 ARE NOTICE TO CREDITORS
AD OR The administration of the es-

I CLAIM tate of David Larry Carr,
DUSES,C deceased, whose date of death
NTEES, was April 30th, 2005, and
.NTEES' whose Social Security Number
is 243-88-9568, File Number
05CP-1648 is pending in the
86 Circuit Court for POLK County,
ON Florida, Probate Division, the
address of which is Post Of-
fice Boxa 9000, Drawer
,sidence C-4, Bartow, Florida
ISION 33831-9000 The names
IREST, and addresses of the personal
and if representative and the personal
est by, representative's attorney are
eSt said set forth below.
s havin All creditors of the decedent
having and other persons having claims
y right, or demands against decedent's
property estate, on whom a copy of this no-
NOTI- tice is served must file their claims
to Fore- with this Court WITHIN THE
the Fore- LATER OF 3 MONTHS AFTER
the fol-K THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF
POLK THIS NOTICE OR 30 DAYS AF-
LOCrK TER THE DATE OF SERVICE OF
LOCK A COPY OF THIS NOTICE ON
4, THEM.
DIVI- All other creditors of the dece-
3 TO dent and persons having claims or
REOF demands against the decedent's
PLAT estate must file their claims with
GELA 4 this court WITHIN THREE
E BIC MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF
BLICK THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF
OLK THIS NOTICE.
menacedd ALL CLAIMS NOT SO FILED
rmenced WILL BE FOREVER BARRED.
ofare re NOTWITHSTANDING THE
iy, to it TIME PERIOD SET FORTH
1K, at- ABOVE, ANY CLAIM FILED TWO
intiff, (2) YEARS OR MORE AFTER
201' THE DECEDENT'S DATE OF
201 DEATH IS BARRED.
ables, The date of the first publication
file the of this Notice is July 25. 2005.
of the Personal Representative:
Sor be- David L. Carr, II
; other- 22626 Willow Lakes Dr
entered Lutz, FL 33549
relief RUSSELL R. WINER
aint. Attorneys for Personal Represen-
the seal native
county, 1904 E. BUSCH BLVD.
of uly, TAMPA, FL 33612-8666
of July, Telephone: (813) 933-5700
Florida Bar No. 517070
July 25, Aug. 1, 2005-2451
dson



One Man's Trash Is Anothers Treasurel
Looking for that special something?
hws Check out our classifieds for sale
~ews items, garage sales, etc.
he The Polk County Democrat
Leader 190 S. Florida Ave. *Barlow, FL 33830
533-4183


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT
OF THE 10th JUDICIAL
CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR
POLK COUNTY, FLORIDA
GENERAL JURISDICTION
DIVISION
SOUTHTRUST BANK SUCCES-
SOR BY MERGER TO FLORI-
DAFIRST BANK,
PLAINTIFF
VS.
EUGENE DALE CARTER, IF LIV-
ING, AND IF DEAD, THE UN-
KNOWN SPOUSE, HEIRS, DEVI-
SEES, GRANTEES, ASSIGNEES,
LIENORS, CREDITORS, TRUS-
TEES AND ALL OTHER PARTIES
CLAIMING AN INTEREST BY,
THROUGH, UNDER OR
AGAINST EUGENE DALE CAR-
TER; UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF
EUGENE DALE CARTER, IF
ANY; TANGERINE TRAILS
HOMEOWNERS ASSOCIATION,
INC.; BANKATLANTIC F/K/A
BANKATLANTIC, A FEDERAL
SAVINGS BANK; JOHN DOE
AND JANE DOE AS UNKNOWN
TENANTS IN POSSESSION
DEFENDANTS)
CASE NO:
53-05CA-0209-SEC 4
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. 53-05CA-0209-SEC 4 of
the Circuit Court of the 10TH Judi-
cial Circuit in and for POLK
County, BARTOW, Florida, I will
sell to the highest and best bidder
for cash at THE EAST CORRI-
DOR ON THE FIRST FLOOR at
the POLK County Courthouse lo-
cated at 255 N Broadway Ave. in
Bartow, Florida, at 9:00 a.m. on
the 3rd day of August, 2005 the
following described property as set
forth in said Summary Final Judg-
ment, to-wit:
LOT 92 OF TANGER-
INE TRAILS UNIT NO.
3, ACCORDING TO THE
PLAT THEREOF AS RE-
CORDED IN PLAT
BOOK 92, PAGE 12,
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 Broaaway Aveni
tow, Florida. Please n
the main entrance is
on Church Street. No
possible from Broadwa
nue. In the event any
rary change is necessi
Clerk will post a "Nc
Change" at the sale l
directing the bidders
temporary sale location
If you are a person with
who needs any accommi
order to participate in
ceeding, you are entitl
cost to you, to the pro
certain assistance. Pleas
the Office of the Court Ai
tor, (863) 534-4690, with
working days of your reci
notice; if you are hearing
impaired, call TDD (863)
or Florida Relay Services
Dated this 6th day
2005.
RICHARD M. WEISS
Clerk of the Circuit C
By: /s/ Yvette Johns
Deputy Clerk
(CIRCUIT COURT SEAL
July 18, 25, 2005-2389


REVISED NOTICE OF
MEETINGS
NOTICE IS HEREBY
that THE SCHOOL BOA
POLK COUNTY, FLORI
ounces its July 2005 pub
ing schedule to which all
are invited.
DATE AND TIME:
July 26. 2005
*Work Session
11:00 a.m.-3:30 p.m.
*School Board Meetin
5:00 p.m.
*Budget Public Heari
Charter School Contract
Hearing
6:00 p.m.
PLACE: 1915 South
Avenue, Bartow, Florida
PURPOSE: To ci
School Board business.
A copy of these ageni
be obtained by writing to
Clanton in the Superinte
Office at The School Boar
County, P.O. Box 391, Ba
33831 or by calling 863-53
Pursuant to 'the provi
the Americans with Dis
Act, any person requiring
accommodations to partic
this meeting is asked to ad
agency at least 48 hour:
the meeting by contacting
Hunter at 863-534-0513. II
hearing or speech im
please contact the agency
ing Florida Relay Service
955-8771.
Dated: July 14, 2005.
THE SCHOOL BOA
POLK COUNTY, FLORID.
By Kay Fields, Board
Attest Gail F. McK
Secretary
(Seal)
July 18, 25, 2005-2402




NOTICE OF AC
The Sheriff of Polk C
Florida, intends to de
the agency's Deputy E
of Human Resources Div
a position to be included
Senior Management S
Class of the Florida Reti
System in accordance w
tion 121.055, Florida St
July 25, Aug. 1, 2005-2


ue, Bar- ADVERTISEMENT OF SALE
ote that Notice of hereby given that Budget
located Mini Storage intends to sell per-
entry is sonal property described below to
ay Ave- enforce a lien imposed on said
tempo- property under the Florida Self
ary, the Storage Facility Act (Section
itice of 83.806). The owner will sell at
location public sale on the 11th day of
to the August, 2005, at 10:30 am at 1925
n. George Jenkins Blvd., Lakeland,
disabilities FL 33815.
odation in Items to be sold are household
this pro- good, furniture and misc. boxes
ed at no unless other wise stated.
)vision of Ralph E. Boykin A05
se contact Rozonna Kinder B13
dministra- Ashley Cleve C40
in two (2) Louella Phillips C78
eipt of this Tasha Dinks F09
g or voice Jay Carroll L05
534-7777 Betty & Charles Smith M28
s711. Lataundria Hunt A37
of July, Lendora Parker C15
Michael Castor D 15
David Jones D19
court Laura Gardin L04,
son sale subject to cancellation in the
eveht of settlement. Should it be
S impossible to dispose of these
goods on the day of the sale, the
sale will continue on such seced-
ing sale days thereafter as may be
necessary to complete the sale.
July 25, Aug. 1, 2005-2447

PUBLIC

GIVEN PUBLIC NOTICE
IkRD OF NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN
IDA, an- that THE SCHOOL BOARD OF
3lic meet. POLK COUNTY, FLORIDA has
persons shceduled an Attorney-Client Ses-
sion to begin no earlier than 5:30
pm on July 26, 2005, during its
regularly scheduled Board Meet-
ing, for approximately 30 minutes,
in the Superintendent's Confer-
g ence Room at the District Office,
1915 South Floral Avenue, Bar-
ing and tow, Florida 33803. The Attorney-
as Public Client Session is held pursuant to
Florida Statute 286.011. The
School Board Members: Kay
Floral Fields, Frank O'Reilly, Lori Cun-
33830 ningham,'Hazel Sellers, Brenda
conduct Reddout, Margaret Lofton, C.J.
English, III; the Superintendent-
das may Gail F. McKinzie; the .attorneys- C.
Joanne Wesley Bridges, II, Dabney Con-
ndent's ner, and Sean Parker; and a court
d of Polk reporter will attend the Attorney-
rtow, FL Client Session.
14-0521. Dated: July 21, 2005.
sions of THE SCHOOL BOARD OF
abilities POLK COUNTY, FLORIDA
special By: Kay Fields,
cipate in Board Chair
advise the Attest: Gail F. McKinzie,
s before Secretary
Patricia
you are (Seal)
Spared, July 25, 2005-2452
paired,
y by call-
at 1-800-


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IN THE CIRCUIT COURT IN AND
FOR POLK COUNTY, FLORIDA
COUNTRYWIDE HOME LOANS,
INC.,
Plaintiff,
vs.
KENNETH MICHAEL RO-
BITZSCH A/K/A KENNETH M.
ROBITZSCH; HYDE PARK ES-
TATES HOMEOWNERS' ASSO-
CIATION, INC., and any unknown
heirs, devisees, grantees, credi-
tors, and other unknown persons
or unknown spouses claiming by,
through and under any of the
above-named Defendants,
Defendants.

CASE NO.:
53-2005-CA-1433-WH-07
NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE
SALE
NOTICE is hereby given that
the undersigned Clerk of the Cir-
cuit Court of Polk County, Florida,
will on the 11tLh day of August,
2005, at 9:00 o'clock A.M., at the
East corridor, first floor, 255 N.
Broadway in Bartow, Florida
33830 offer for sale and sell at
public outcry to the highest and
best bidder for cash, the following-
described property situate in Polk
County, Florida:
LOT 16, HYDE PARK ES-
TATES, as per plat thereof,
recorded in Plat Book 123,
Page 4, of the Public Re-
cords of Polk County, Flor-
ida.
pursuant to the Final Judg-
ment entered in a case
pending in said Court, the
style of which is indicated
above.
All sales are to be held at the
east end of the east corridor,
first floor, of the Polk County
Courthouse located at 255
North Broadway Avenue, Bar-
tow, Florida. Please note that
the main entrance is located
on Church Street. No entry is
possible from Broadway Ave-
nue. In the event any tempo-
rary change is necessary, the
Clerk will post a "Notice of
Change" at the sale location
directing the bidders to the
temporary sale location.
If you are a person with a
disability who needs any ac-
commodation in order to
participate in this proceed-
ing, you are entitled, at no
cost to you, to the provi-
sion of certain assistance.
Please contact the Office of
the Court Administrator,
(863) 534-4690, within
two (2) working days of
your receipt of this notice;
if you are hearing or voice
impaired, call (TDD) (863)
534-7777, or Florida Relay
Service 800-955-8770.
WITNESS my hand and offi-
cial seal of said Court this
28th day of June, 2005.
Richard M. Weiss
CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT
COURT
BY: /s/ Yvette Johnson
Deputy Clerk
(Court Seal)
July 25, Aug. 1, 2005-2443


temporary sale location.
If you are a person with a disability
who needs any accommodation in
order to participate in this pro-
ceeding, you are entitled, at no
cost to you, to the provision of cer-
tain assistance. Please contact the
Office of the Court Administrator,
(863) 534-4690, within two (2)
working days of your receipt of this
notice; if you are hearing or voice
impaired, call (TDD) (863) 534-
7777, or Florida Relay Service
711.
WITNESS my hand and seal of
the Court on this 13th day of July,
2005.
Clerk of Court
By: /s/ Laureen Richardson
Deputy Clerk
(Cuuil Seal)
July 25, Aug. 1, 2005-2445


become a party to the pro-
ceeding, in accordance with the
requirements set forth above.
Mediation is not available for
this proceeding.
The application is available
for public inspection during nor-
mal business hours, 8:00 a.m.
to 5:00 p.m., Monday through
Friday, except legal holidays, at
8407 Laurel Fair Circle, STE
214, Tampa, Florida.
Any person may request to
obtain additional information a
copy of the application (except
for information entitled to con-
fidential treatment pursuant to
Section 403.111. F.S.). all rele-
vant supporting materials, a
copy of the permit draft, and
all other materials available to
the Department that are rele-


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN
AND FOR POLK COUNTY,
FLORIDA
SADDLEBAG LAKE OWNERS AS-
SOCIATION, INC.
499 Saddlebag Lake Road
Lake Wales, FL 33898,
Plaintiff,
vs.
SALVATORE LELLO, deceased,
and any unknown spouse, heirs,
devisees, grantees, creditors,
or other parties claiming any in-
terest by through, under or
against SALVATORE LELLO,
and all parties having or claim-
ing to have any right, title, or
interest in the property herein
described
KATHERINE LUONGO
97-18 72ND ROAD
FOREST HILLS, NY 11375
ROSE SCHWARTZBERG
101-19 ASCAN AVENUE
FOREST HILLS, NY 11 375
ANGELO LELLO
1 6 HIALEA DRIVE
ALBANY, NY 12205
Defendants.
CASE NO:
53-2005-CC-003331-0000-WH
NOTICE OF ACTION
TO: SALVATORE LELLO, de-
ceased, and any unknown
spouse, heirs, devisees, grant-
ees, creditors, or other parties
claiming any interest by
through, under or against SAL-
VATORE LELLO, and all parties
having or claiming to have any
right, title, or interest in the
property herein described
YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an
action to Foreclose a homeowners
association lien on the following
property in Polk County, Florida:
Lot 1, Block 58, Unit
3, SADDLEBAG LAKE,
a recreational vehicle
community, as per
Plat Book 64, Page 4,
Public Records of
Polk County, Florida,
and all improvements
on said Lot 1, Block
58.
has been filed against you,
KATHERINE LUONGO, ROSE
SCHWARTZBERG, and ANGELO
LELLO, 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 8, 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 cer-
tain assistance. Please contact the
Office of the Court Administrator,
(863) 534-4690, within two (2)
working days of your receipt of this
notice; if you are hearing or voice
impaired, call TDD (863) 534-7777
or Florida Relay Services 711.
WITNESS my hand and the
seal of this Court on June 27,
2005.
RICHARD M. WEISS
As Clerk of said Court
By: /s/ Grisella Mercado
As Deputy Clerk
(COURT SEAL)
July 4, 11. 18, 25, 2004-2260






IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN
AND FOR POLK COUNTY,
FLORIDA
GRENELEFE ASSOCIATION OF
CONDOMINIUM OWNERS NO 1
INC
%SMITH D ANDREW III, ES-
QUIRE
221 NE IVANHOE BLVD
SUITE 205
ORLANDO, FL 32804,
Petitioner,
vs.
ROGER W FRANZ
3518 PALM CT
HAINES CITY, FL 33844
Respondent.
CASE NO:
53-2004CC-000695-0000-WH
DIVISION 7
NOTICE OF SALE
Notice is hereby given that pur-
suant to a Final Judgment of Fore-
closure entered herein, I will sell
the property situated in Polk
County, Florida, described as:
APARTMENT NO. 3518,
BUILDING 351, GRENELEFE
CAMELOT CONDOMINIUM,
UNIT 5, PHASE 2, ACCORD-
ING TO THE DECLARATION
OF CONDOMINIUM RE-
CORDED AT OR BOOK
2037, PAGE 1 1 54
THROUGH 11 65 AS SHOWN
IN CONDOMINIUM PLAT
BOOK 5, PAGES 48
THROUGH 51, PUBLIC RE-
CORDS OF POLK COUNTY,
FLORIDA, WITH AN UNDI-
VIDED SHARE IN THE COM-
MON ELEMENTS AS PER THE
CONDOMINIUM DECLARA-
TION.
at public sale, to the highest and
best bidder for case, at the First
Floor, East Corridor of the Polk
County Courthouse, Bartow, Flor-
ida at 9:00 a.m. on the 16th day of
August, 2005.
All sales are to be held at the east
end of the east corridor, first floor,
of the Polk County Courthouse lo-
. cated at 255 North Broadway Ave-
nue, Bartow, Florida. Please note
that the main entrance is located
on Church Street. No entry is pos-
sible from Broadway Avenue. In
the event any temporary change is
necessary, the Clerk will post a "
Notice of Change" at the sale lo-
cation directing the bidders to the


ALL CLAIMS, DEMANDS AND
OBJECTIONS NOT SO FILED
WILL BE FOREVER BARRED.
The date of the first publication
of this Notice is July 18. 2005.
Personal Representatives
Vonda A. Mills
4095 Davis Road
Mulberry, Florida 33860
This Document Prepared By:
Law Offices of Mark F. Dahle,
P.A.
By: Mark F. Dahle
Attorney for Personal Representa-
tive
5150 South Florida Avenue
Building A, Suite 105 (33813)
Post Office Box 6629
Lakeland, Florida 33807-6629
Telephone: (863) 648-0100
Florida Bar No. 0716405
July 18, 25, 2005-2406


STATE OF FLORIDA
DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRON-
MENTAL PROTECTION
NOTICE OF INTENT TO ISSUE
PERMIT
The Department of Environ-
mental Protection gives notice
of its intent to issue an air pol-
lution permit (Permit File No.
1050169-005-AF) to Metal-
coat, Inc. of Florida for changes
to a currently permitted Title V
facility that applies surface
coatings to metal pipes, equip-
ment, and components typi-
cally used in industry. The facil-
ity is located at 1910 Highway
37 South, Mulberry. The pro-
posed permit will contain feder-
ally enforceable specific limita-
tions that will result in potential
air pollutant emissions less
than the Title V threshold lim-
its, thus becoming a synthetic
non-Title V source. These limi-
tations will also limit the emis-
sions of hazardous air pollut-
ants (HAPs), below the Title V
permitting requirements of
Chapter 62-213, F.A.C. MAIL-
ING ADDRESS-Metalcoat, Inc. of
Florida, 1910 Highway 37
South, Mulberry, FL 33860 to
the attention of Mr. Cleo Hall,
President.
The Department will issue
the permit with the attached
conditions unless a timely peti-
tion for an administrative hear-
ing is filed pursuant to Sections
120.569 and 120.57, F.S., be-
fore the deadline for filing a pe-
tition. The procedures for peti-
tioning for a hearing are set
forth below.
A person whose substantial
interests are affected by the
-..proposed permitting decision
may petition for an administra-
tive proceeding (hearing) under
Sections 120.569 and 120.57,
F.S. The petition must contain
the information set forth below
and must be filed (received by
the clerk) in the Office of Gen-
eral Counsel of the Department
at 3900 Commonwealth Boule-
vard, Mail Station 35, Tallahas-
see, Florida 32399-3000. Peti-
tions filed by the permit appli-
cant or any parties listed below
must file within fourteen days
of receipt of this notice of in-
tent. Petitions filed by any per-
sons other than those entitled
to written notice under subsec-
tion 120.60(3), of the Florida
Statutes, must be filed within
14 days of publication of the
notice or within 14 days of re-
ceipt of the written notice,
whichever occurs first. Under
subsection 120.60(3), of the
Florida Statutes, however, any
person who has asked the De-
partment for notice of agency
action may file-a petition within
21 days of receipt of such no-
tice, regardless of the date of
publication. A petitioner shall
mail-a copy of the petition to
the applicant at the address in-
dicated above at the time of
filing. The failure of any person
to file a petition within the ap-
propriate time period shall con-
stitute a waiver of that per-
son's right to request an ad-
ministrative determination (
hearing) under Sections
120.569 and 120.57, F.S., or
to intervene in this proceeding
and participate as a party to it.
Any subsequent intervention
will be only at the approval of
the presiding officer upon the
filing of a motion in compliance
with Rule 28-106.205, F.A.C.
A petition that disputes the
material facts on which the De-
partment's action is base must
contain the following informa-
tion:
(a) The name and address of
each agency affected and each
agency's file or identification
number, if known;
(b) The name, address, and
telephone number of the peti-
tioner, the name, address, and
telephone number of the peti-
tioner's representative, if any,
which shall be the address for
service purposes during the
course of the proceeding; and
an explanation of how the peti-
tioner's substantial interests
will be affected by the agency
determination;
(c) A statement of how and
when the petitioner received
notice of the agency action or
proposed action;
(d) A statement of all disputed
issues of material fact. If there
are none, the petition must so
indicate;
(e) A concise statement of the
ultimate facts alleged, including
the specific facts that the peti-
tioner contends warrant rever-
sal or modification of the agen-
cy's proposed action;
(f) A statement of the specific
rules or statutes the petitioner
contends require reversal or
modification of the agency's
proposed action; and
(g) A statement of the relief
sought by the petitioner, stat-
Sing precisely the action peti-
tioner wishes the agency to
take with respect to the agen-
cy's proposed action.
A petition that does not dis-
pute the material facts upon
which the Department's action
is based shall state that no
such facts are in dispute and
otherwise shall contain the
same information as set forth
above, as required by Rule 28-
106.301, F.A.C.
Because the administrative
hearing process is designed to
formulate final agency action,
the filing of a petition means
that the permitting authority's
final action may be different
from the position taken by it in
this notice of intent. Persons
whose substantial interests will
be affected by any such final
decision of the permitting
authority on the application
have the right to petition to


vant to the permit decision.
Additionally, the Department
will except written comments
concerning the proposed per-
mit issuance action for a period
of 14 (fourteen) days from the
date of publication of "Public
Notice of Intent to Issue Per-
mit." Requests and written
comments files should be pro-
vided to the Florida Depart-
ment of Environmental Protec-
tion at 3804 Coconut Palm
Drive, Tampa, FL 33619 to the
attention of Mr. Jason Waters (
phone no. 813-744-6100 ext.
107) referencing Permit File
No. 1050323-01 3-AC. Any
written comments filed shall be
made available for public in-
spection. If written comments
received result in a significant
change in the proposed agency
action, the Department shall re-
vise the proposed permit and
require, if applicable, another
Public Notice.
July 25, 2005-2456


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF
POLK COUNTY, FLORIDA
PROBATE DIVISION
IN RE: Estate of
ARVIN Y. HAND,
Deceased.
File No:
05 CP-1646
NOTICE OF ADMINISTRA-
TION
AND NOTICE TO CREDITORS
(Testate)
The administration of the estate
of ARVIN Y. HAND, deceased,
whose date of death was May 23,
2005, File Number 05 CP-1646. 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 January 27,
1999. 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 25. 2005.
Personal Representative:
LEON HAND
5212 Forestview Drive
Lakeland, Florida 33811
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 25, Aug. 1, 2005-2446


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF
THE STATE OF FLORIDA, IN
AND FOR POLK COUNTY
PROBATE DIVISION
IN RE: ESTATE OF
ORAL C. ANDERSON,
Deceased.
File Number:
03CP-2022
NOTICE TO CREDITORS
The administration of the Estate
of ORAL C. ANDERSON, de-
ceased, Case Number 03CP-2022
is pending in the Circuit Court for
Polk County, Florida, Probate Divi-
sion, the address of which is
Drawer CC-4, Post Office Box
9000, Bartow, Florida 33831-9000.
The names and addresses of the
Personal Representative and the
Personal Representative's attor-
ney are set forth below.
ALL INTERESTED PERSONS
ARE NOTIFIED THAT:
All creditors of the Decedent
and other persons having claims
or demands against Decedent's
estate on whom this Notice is
served within three months after
the date of the first publication of
this Notice must file their claims
with the Court WITHIN THE
LATER OF THREE MONTHS AF-
TER THE DATE OF THE FIRST
PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE
OR THIRTY DAYS AFTER THE
DATE OF SERVICE OF A COPY
OF THIS NOTICE ON THEM.
All other creditors of the Dece-
dent and persons having claims or
demands against the Decedent's
estate must file their claims with
this Court WITHIN THREE
MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF
THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF
THIS NOTICE.


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July 25, 2005


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
10TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN
AND FOR POLK COUNTY,
FLORIDA
GENERAL JURISDICTION DIVI-
SION
JP MORGAN CHASE BANK, AS
TRUSTEE FOR MORTGAGE
LOAN BANK CERTIFICATES SE-
RIES 2004-SP2,
PLAINTIFF,
VS.
ANDREW RODRIGUEZ, ET AL.,
DEFENDANTSS.
CASE NO:
2005-CA-1559-0000-00-SEC.
11
NOTICE OF ACTION
CONSTRUCTIVE SERVICE
TO: ROSA RODRIGUEZ
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:
THE NORTH 75 FEET
OF THE SOUTH 725
FEET OF THE WEST
100 FEET OF THE
EAST 500 FEET OF
THE NE 1/4 OF THE
NW 1/4" OF SECTION
21 TOWNSHIP 28
SOUTH RANGE 25
EAST POLK COUNTY,
FLORIDA.
1979 BRIGADIER DOU-
BLE WIDE MOBILE
HOME VIN#S FBIC-0-
39448A and FBIC-0-
39448B
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 Auqust 26, 2005 (no
later than 30 days from the
date of the first publication of
this notice of action) and file
the original with the clerk of
this court either before service
on Plaintiff's attorney or imme-
diately thereafter; otherwise a
default will be entered against
you for the relief demanded in
the complaint or petition filed
herein.
WITNESS my hand and the seal
of this Court at POLK County,
Florida, this 20th day of July ,
2005.
RICHARD M. WEISS
CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT
BY: /s/ Shirley Deschamps
DEPUTY CLERK
(Seal)
ATTORNEY FOR PLAINTIFF:
LAW OFFICES OF DAVID J.
STERN
801 S. UNIVERSITY DRIVE,
SUITE 500
PLANTATION, FL 33324
July 25, Aug. 1, 2005-2448



POLK COUNTY
BOARD OF COUNTY
COMMISSIONERS
A POLITICAL SUBDIVISION OF
THE STATE OF FLORIDA
HEREIN REFERRED TO
AS THE "COUNTY"
HEREBY GIVES NOTICE OF
INVITATION TO BID
BID #05-176
SALE OF SURPLUS LAND
MAMMOTH GROVE
The County is soliciting bids for
the sale of surplus land for a
County owned parcel in Mammoth
Grove Subdivision. Bid packages
may be obtained from the Pur-
chasing Division, 2470 Clower
Lane, Bartow, Florida, 33830,
(863) 534-5610, or can be down-
loaded from our website at www.
polk-county net Respondents
must submit one (1) original bid
proposal prior to 2:00 p.m. on the
receiving date to the Purchasing
Division, 2470 Clower Lane, Bar-
tow, 'Florida, 33830. Receiving
date is Wednesday, August 10;
2005. Bids will be opened and
publicly read immediately thereaf-
ter. Bids received after this time
will not be considered. The bid
must be submitted in a "sealed"
parcel. The Purchasing Director
reserves the right to reject any or
all bids.
W. A. "Buddy" Storey, Jr., Pur-
chasing Director
July21, 25, 2005-2438FR




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285-8625. W


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT
OF THE, 10TH JUDICIAL
CIRCUIT, IN AND .FOR
POLK COUNTY, FLORIDA
CIVIL DIVISION
MORTGAGE ELECTRONIC REG-
ISTRATION SYSTEMS, INC. AS
NOMINEE FOR HOMECOMINGS
FINANCIAL NETWORK, INC.,
Plaintiff,
vs.
PETER ORTEGA, ET AL.,
Defendants
CASE NO.:
53-2005-CA-001982-0000-WH-
SEC-04
NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE
SALE
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN
pursuant to a Final Judgment of
Foreclosure dated the 15-h day of
July, 2005, and entered in Case
No. 53-2005-CA-001982-0000-
WH-SEC-04 of the Circuit Court
of the 10TH Judicial Circuit in and
for Polk County, Florida, wherein
MORTGAGE ELECTRONIC REG-
ISTRATION SYSTEMS, INC. AS
NOMINEE FOR HOMECOMINGS
FINANCIAL NETWORK, INC. is
the Plaintiff and PETER ORTEGA;
JOHN DOE; JANE DOE AS UN-
KNOWN TENANTS) IN POS-
SESSION OF THE SUBJECT
PROPERTY are defendants. I will
sell to the highest and best bidder
for cash at the EAST END OF
THE EAST CORRIDOR, 1ST
FLOOR, POLK COUNTY COURT-
HOUSE, 255 N BROADWAY,
BARTOW, FLORIDA (ENTRY ON
CHURCH STREET), at the Polk
County Courthouse, in BARTOW,
Florida, at 9:00 a.m. on the 11th
day of August, 2005, the following
described property as set forth in
said Final Judgment, to wit:
SOUTH 15 FEET OF LOT 10
AND ALL OF LOT 11,
BLOCK B, SOUTH SIDE
PARK, ACCORDING TO THE
PLAT THEREOF, AS RE-
CORDED IN PLAT BOOK 35,
PAGE 35, OF THE PUBLIC
RECORDS OF POLK
COUNTY, FLORIDA.
All sales are to be held at the east
end of the east corridor, first floor,
of the Polk County Courthouse lo-
cated at 255 North Broadway Ave-
nue, Bartow, Florida. Please note
that the main entrance is located
on Church Street. No entry is pos-
sible from Broadway Avenue. In
the event any temporary change is
necessary, the Clerk will post a "
Notice of Change" at the sale loca-
tion directing the bidders to the
temporary sale location.
If you are a person with disabilities
who needs any accommodation in
order to participate in this pro-
ceeding, you are entitled at no
cost to you, to the provision of cer-
tain assistance. Please contact the
Office of the Court Administrator,
(863) 534-4690, within two (2)
working days of your receipt of this
notice; if you are hearing or voice
impaired, call TDD (863) 534-:7777
or Florida Relay Services 711.
Dated this 20th day of July,
2005.
RICHARD M WEISS
Clerk Of The Circuit Court
By: /s/ Yvette Johnson
Deputy Clerk
(Seal)
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IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR
POLK COUNTY, FLORIDA.
CIVIL DIVISION
DEUTSCHE BANK AS TRUSTEE
FOR THE MLMI TRUST SERIES
2005-NC1,
Plaintiff,
vs.
DOUGLAS JAY FAIRCLOTH, et
al,
Defendants.
CASE NO.
532005CA001468XXX
XXX
NOTICE OF SALE
PURSUANT TO CHAPTER 45
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN
pursuant to an Order or Summary
Final Judgment of foreclosure
dated June 21 2005 and entered
in Case No.
532005CA001468XXXXX
X of the Circuit Court of the Tenth
Judicial Circuit in and for Polk
County, Florida, wherein DEUT-
SCHE BANK AS TRUSTEE FOR
THE MLMI TRUST SERIES 2005-
NC1 is Plaintiff and DOUGLAS
JAY FAIRCLOTH; SALLY JANE
FAIRCLOTH; UNKNOWN TEN-
ANT NO. 1; UNKNOWN TENANT
NO. 2; and ALL UNKNOWN PAR-
TIES CLAIMING INTERESTS BY,
THROUGH, UNDER OR
AGAINST A NAMED DEFEN-
DANT TO THIS ACTION, OR
HAVING OR CLAIMING TO HAVE
ANY RIGHT, TITLE OR INTER-
EST IN THE PROPERTY HEREIN
DESCRIBED, are Defendants, I
will sell to the highest and best
bidder for cash at the East end of
the East corridor, first floor, Polk
County Courthouse, 255 N. Broad-
way Avenue, Bartow, Florida at
Polk County, Florida, at 9:00 a.m.
on the fo.m1 day of August 2005
the following described property
as set forth in said Order, or Final
Judgment, to wit:
LOT 15 AND THE EAST 1/2
OF LOT 16, BLOCK 20 OF
LENA VISTA ADDITION TO
AUBURNDALE, ACCORDING
TO THE PLAT THEREOF RE-
CORDED IN PLAT BOOK 13,
PAGES 42 AND 42A, PUBLIC
RECORDS OF POLK COUNTY,
FLORIDA.
All sales are to be held at the east
end of the east corridor, first floor,
of the Polk County Courthouse lo-
cated at 255 North Broadway Ave-
nue, Bartow, Florida. Please note
that the main entrance is located
on Church Street. No entry is pos-
sible from Broadway Avenue: In
the event any temporary change is
necessary, the Clerk will post a "
Notice of Change" at the sale loca-
tion directing the bidders to the
temporary sale location.
If you are a person with disabilities
who needs any accommodation in
order to participate in this pro-
ceeding, you are entitled at no
cost to you, to the provision of cer-
tain assistance. Please contact the
Office of the Court Administrator,
(863) 534-4690, within two (2)
working days of your receipt of this
notice; if you are hearing or voice
impaired, call TDD (863) 534-7777
or Florida Relay Services 711.
DATED at Bartow, Florida,
on June 27. 2005.
RICHARD M. WEISS
As Clerk, Circuit Court
By: /s/ Felicia Borders
As Deputy Clerk
(Seal) ,
July 18, 25, 2005-2387

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN
AND FOR POLK COUNTY,
FLORIDA
CIVIL DIVISION
VICTOR MANSFIELD and wife,
HELEN M. MANSFIELD,
Plaintiff
vs.
DAVID LOMANNO, CITY OF
LAKELAND, FLORIDA, and POLK
COUNTY, FLORIDA,
Defendants.
CASE NO:
53-2005CA-001384-0000-LK
SECTION: 04
NOTICE OF SALE
Notice is hereby given, pursu-
ant to Final Judgment entered in
the above-styled cause in the Cir-
cuit Court of Polk County, Florida,
I will sell the property situated.in
Polk County, Florida described as:
LOT 17, BLOCK B, RIDGE-.
CREST ADDITION, AS RE-
CORDED IN PLAT BOOK 7,
PAGE 41, PUBLIC RECORDS
OF POLK COUNTY, FLOR-
IDA, LESS RIGHT-OF-WAY
FOR STATE ROAD#S-35-A
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 ihe sale loca-
tion directing the bidders to tre
temporary sale location: .
If you are a person with a dis-
ability who needs any accom-
modation in order to partici-
pate in this proceeding, you, are
entitled, at no cost to you, to
the provision of certain assis-
tance. Please contact the Of-
fice of the Court Administrator,
(863) 534-4690, within two
(2) working days of your re-,
ceipt of .this notice; if'you are
hearing or voice impaired, call
(TDD) (863) 534-7777, Qr
Florida Relay Service 711.
RICHARD M. WEISS
Clerk of the Circuit Court
y:/s/ Yvette Johnson
Deputy Clerk
Seal)
luly 18, 25, 2005-2392


POLK COUNTY
BOARD OF COUNTY
COMMISSIONERS
POLK COUNTY, a political sub-
division of the State of Florida,
Petitioner,
vs.
BETTY JANE PIERCE,
Respondentss.
COMPLAINT NO.
CE 05-2116 R NT DM
ORDER RESCINDING NO-
TICE OF DEMOLITION
TO: BETTY JANE PIERCE
whose last known address was
POST OFFICE BOX 935, BAR-
TOW, FL 33831-0935, C. RAY
MCDANIEL, MORTGAGEE,
whose last known address was
190 DAVIDSON STREET, EAST,
BARTOW, FL 33830, MARVIN R.
SULLIVAN, MORTGAGEE,
whose last known address was
240 NORTH LAKESIDE DRIVE,
MELBOURNE, FL 32901, LOIS E.
SULLIVAN, MORTGAGEE,
whose last known address was
240 NORTH LAKESIDE DRIVE,
MELBOURNE, FL 32901 and
any successors in inter-
est to the below de-
scribed property.
RE: Structure(s) being situ-
ated on a parcel described as:
PARCEL 1- THE SOUTH 236
FEET OF THE SOUTHEAST 1/4
OF THE SOUTHEAST 1/4 OF
THE NORTHEAST 1/4 OF SEC-
TION 20, TOWNSHIP 30 SOUTH,
RANGE 25 EAST, LYING EAST
OF STATE ROAD NO. 2.
PARCEL 2- THE NORTH 585
FEET OF THE NORTHEAST 1/4
OF THE SOUTHEAST 1/4 OF
SECTION 20, TOWNSHIP 30
SOUTH, RANGE 25 EAST, LYING
EAST OF STATE ROAD NO. 2 (
ALSO KNOWN AS NO. 17)
THIS CAUSE came upon re-
quest by the Respondent(s) and
having received evidence, thereof,
it is
ORDERED that a Notice of
Demolition, recorded in Public Re-
cords of Polk County, Florida,
Book 06251, Pages 0921/0922, on
June 17, 2005, shall be rescinded.
DONE AND ORDERED this
15th day of July, 2005, at Bartow,
Polk County, Florida.
Any questions regarding this No-
tice of Demolition may be directed
to the following:
Tanya L. Tucker, Commu-
nity Development Specialist
II
Housing and Neighborhood
Development Division
P.O. Box 9005, Drawer
HS04
Bartow, Florida 33831-
9005
(863) 534-5257
Dated this 15th day of July, 2005.
Tanya L. Tucker, Community
Development Specialist II
P.O. Box 9005, Drawer HS04
Bartow, Florida '33831-9005
(863) 534-5257
July 18, 25, 2005-2396




IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR
POLK COUNTY, FLORIDA.
CIVIL DIVISION
MORTGAGE ELECTRONIC REGIS-
TRATION SYSTEMS, INC. AS
NOMINEE FOR AMERICA'S
WHOLESALE LENDER MIN#
100015700032629352,
Plaintiff,
vs.
DEMARIO Q. JIVES, et al,
Defendants.
CASE NO.
532004CA002446XXX
XXX
NOTICE OF SALE
PURSUANT TO CHAPTER 45
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN
pursuant to an Order or Summary
Final Judgment of foreclosure
dated June 29 2005. and entered
in Case No.
532004CA002446XXXXX
X of the Circuit Court of the Tenth
Judicial Circuit in and for Polk
County, Florida, wherein MORT-
GAGE ELECTRONIC REGISTRA-
TION SYSTEMS, INC. AS NOMI-
NEE FOR AMERICA'S WHOLE-
SALE LENDER MIN#
100015700032629352 .is
Plaintiff and DEMARIO Q. JIVES;
BETTY MITCHELL; PHILIP A.
SANDERS; UNKNOWN TENANT
NO. 1; UNKNOWN TENANT NO.-
2; and ALL UNKNOWN PARTIES
CLAIMING INTERESTS BY,
THROUGH, 'UNDER OR
AGAINST A NAMED DEFEN-
DANT TO THIS ACTION, OR
HAVING OR CLAIMING TO'HAVE
ANY RIGHT, TITLE OR INTER-
EST IN THE PROPERTY HEREIN.
DESCRIBED, are. Defendants, I
will sell.to the highest.and best
bidder for cash at the East end of
the East corridor, first floor, Polk
County Courthouse, 255 N. Broad-.
way Avenue, Bartow, Florida at
Polk County; Florida, at 9:00 a.m.
on the 3 day of August 2005
the following described property
as set forth in said Order or Final
Judgment, to wit:
COMMENCE AT THE SOUTH-
EAST CORNER. OF THE
NORTHWEST 1/4 OF THE
SOUTHWEST 1/4 OF SEC-
TION 32, TOWNSHIP 29
SOUTH, RANGE 25 EAST,
POLK COUNTY, FLORIDA,
AND RUN NORTH
89 1 5'41" WEST, ALONG
THE SOUTH LINE OF SAID
NORTHWEST 1/4 .OF THE
SOUTHWEST 1/4 A DIS-
TANCE OF.519.21 FEET TO
THE POINT OF BEGINNING;
THENCE CONTINUE NORTH
89 15'41" WEST, ALONG
SAID SOUTH LINE A DIS-
TANCE OF 1 53.20 FEET TO
THE SOUTHWEST CORNER
OF THE EAST 1/2 OF SAID
NORTHWEST 1/4 OF THE
SOUTHWEST 1/4; THENCE
CONTINUE NORTH
89 15'41" WEST ALONG
THE SOUTH LINE OF THE
SAID NORTHWEST 1/4 OF


THE SOUTHWEST 1/4 A
DISTANCE OF 21.10 FEET;
THENCE NORTH 00'08'19"
EAST, PARALLEL TO THE
WEST LINE OF SAID EAST
HALF, A DISTANCE OF
401.87 FEET; THENCE
SOUTH 89 15'41" EAST
PARALLEL WITH THE
SOUTH LINE OF SAID
NORTHWEST 1/4 OF THE
SOUTHWEST 1/4 A DIS-
TANCE OF 158.50 FEET;
THENCE SOUTH 00'44'17"
WEST A DISTANCE OF
376.84 FEET; THENCE
SOUTH 89 *15'41" EAST A
DISTANCE OF 20.00 FEET;
THENCE SOUTH 00'44'17"
WEST A DISTANCE OF
25.00 FEET TO THE POINT
OF BEGINNING.
TOGETHER WITH FOLLOW-
ING INGRESS-EGRESS EASE-
MENT OVER THE SOUTH
50.00 FEET OF THE EAST
40.00 FEET TO THE PAR-
ENT TRACT. LESS THE REAL
PROPERTY DESCRIBED
ABOVE.
All sales are to be held at the east
end of the east corridor, first floor,
of the Polk County Courthouse lo-
cated at 255 North Broadway Ave-
nue, Bartow, Florida. Please note
that the main entrance Is located
on Church Street. No entry is pos-
sible from Broadway Avenue. In
the event any temporary change is
necessary, the Clerk will post a '
Notice of Change" at the sale loca-
tion directing the bidders to the
temporary sale location.
If you are a person with disabilities
who needs any accommodation in
order to participate in this pro-
ceeding, you are entitled at no
cost to you, to the provision of cer-
tain assistance. Please contact the'
Office of the Court Administrator,
(063) 534-4690, within two (2)
working days of your receipt of this
notice; if you are hearing or voice
impaired, call TOD (863) 534-7777
or Florida Relay Services 711.
DATED at Bartow, Florida,
on July 6. 2005.
RICHARD M. WEISS
As Clerk, Circuit Court
By: /s/ Yvette Johnson
As Deputy Clerk
(Seal)
July 18, 25, 2005-2390


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT IN AND
FOR THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIR-
CUIT FOR POLK COUNTY,
FLORIDA
PROBATE DIVISION
IN RE: ESTATE OF
HUBERT ESCALONA,
Deceased.
FILE NO.:
05CP-1115
NOTICE TO CREDITORS AND
NOTICE OF
ADMINISTRATION
The administration of the estate
of HUBERT ESCALONA, de-
ceased, File Number 05CP-1115.
pending in the Circuit Court, for
Polk County, Florida, Probate Divi-
sion, the address of which is:
P.O. Box 9000, CC-4
Bartow, FL 33830-9000
This estate is intestate. The
name and address of the Peti-
tioner and the Petitioner's attorney
are set forth below.
All interested persons on whom
a copy of this Notice to Creditors
is served must file objections that
challenge the validity of the Will,
the qualifications of the personal
representative, venue, or jurisdic-
tion of this Court by filing a petition
.or other pleading requesting relief
with this Court, in accordance with
the Florida Probate Rules,
WITHIN 3 MONTHS AFTER THE
DATE OF SERVICE OF A COPY
OF THIS NOTICE TO 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 an 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 18. 2005.
YAMELIS GARCIA
329 Towhee Road
Winter Haven, Florida 33881
STEPHEN H. ARTMAN
Florida Bar No. 0828955
STEPHEN H. ARTMAN, P.A.
925 South Florida Avenue
Lakeland, Florida 33803
Telephone (863) 688-5252
July 18, 25, 2005-2398


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NOTICE TO CREDITORS
The administration of the Estate
of THELMA LOUISE SAND-
ERS, deceased, File Number
05CP-1402, is pending in the Cir-
cuit Court for Polk County, Florida,
Probate Division, the address of
which is Post Office Box 9000,
Drawer CC-4, Bartow, FL 33830-
9000. The estate Is TESTATE
and the date of the decedent's Will
is 10/19/2003. The names and ad-
dresses of the Personal Repre-
sentative and the Personal Repre-
sentative's attorney are set forth
below.
ALL INTERESTED PER-
SONS ARE NOTIFIED
THAT:
All persons on whom this No-
tice of Administration is served
who have objections that chal-
lenge the validity of the will, the


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR
POLK COUNTY, FLORIDA
PROBATE DIVISION
IN RE: ESTATE OF
JOEL WAYNE WOEHR a/I/a
NONE
Deceased.
File No.:
05-CP-1356
Division: PROBATE
NOTICE TO CREDITORS
The administration of the estate
of JOEL WAYNE WOEHR, de-
ceased, whose date of death was
January 25, 2005, and whose So-
cial Security Number is 251-41-
9758, is pending in the Circuit
Court for Polk County, Florida,
Probate Division, the address of
which is 255 North Broadway, Bar-
tow, Florida 33830. The names
and addresses of the personal
representative and the personal
representative's attorney are set
forth below.
All creditors of the decedent
and other persons having claims
or demands against decedent's
estate on whom a copy of this no-
tice has been served must file
their claims with this court WITHIN
THE LATER OF 3 MONTHS AF-
TER THE DATE OF THE FIRST
PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE
OR 30 DAYS AFTER THE 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 18.2005.
Personal Representative:
SUE A. JERNIGAN
3034 Spirit Lake Dr.
Winter Haven, Florida 33880
Attorney for Personal Representa-
tive:
J. DAVID POBJECKY
Florida Bar No. 556785
J. David Pobjecky, P.A.
786 Avenue C, SW
Winter Haven, Florida 33880
Telephone: (863) 294-0602
July 18, 25, 2005-2395


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT
OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL
CIRCUIT IN AND FOR
POLK COUNTY, FLORIDA
MELODIE A. ALTMAN,
Petitioner,
-and-
JOHN PAGE, III,
Respondent.
CASE NO.:
53-2005DR-006326-
0000-WH-SEC. 80
NOTICE OF ACTION
FOR CHANGE
OF NAME (MINOR
CHILD)
TO: JOHN PAGE, ill
6706 N. Tenth Street
Tampa, FL 33604
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 MELO-
DIE A. ALTMAN, whose address
is 212 EAGLE POINT LOOP,
AUBURNDALE, FL 33823, on or
before August 24, 2005, and
file the original with the Clerk
of this Court at Richard M.
Weiss, Clerk of the Circuit
Court, Circuit-Civil Division,
Post Office Box 9000, Drawer
CC-2, Bartow, FL 33831-9000,
before service on Petitioner or
immediately thereafter. If you
fail to do so, a default
may be entered against
you for the relief de-
manded in the Petition.
Copies of all court docu-
ments in this case, in-
cluding orders, are
available at the Clerk of
the Circuit Court's of-
fice. You may review
these documents upon
requests.
You must keep the Clerk
of the Circuit Court's
office notified of your
current address. (You
may file Notice of Cur-
rent Address, Florida
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-
Sclosure of documents
and Information. Failure
to comply can result in
sanctions, including dis-
missal or striking of
pleadings.
DATED July 8, 2005.
Richard M. Weiss
CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT
COURT
By:/s/Linda Richards
Deputy Clerk
(Court Seal)
\July 18, 25, Aug. 1, 8, 2005-
2401



IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR
POLK COUNTY, FLORIDA
PROBATE DIVISION
IN RE: ESTATE OF
THELMA LOUISE SAND-
ERS,
Deceased.
File No.
05CP-1402
NOTICE OF ADMINISTRA-
TION
AND


qualifications of the personal rep-
resentative, venue, or jurisdiction
of this Court are required to file
their objections with this Court
WITHIN THREE MONTHS AF-
TER THE DATE OF SERVICE OF
A COPY OF THIS NOTICE ON
THEM. ALL OBJECTIONS NOT
SO FILED WILL BE FOREVER
BARRED.
All creditors of the decedent
and other persons having claims
or demands against decedent's
estate, including unmatured, con-
tingent or unliquidated claims, on
whom a copy of this notice is
served must file their claims with
this Court WITHIN THE LATER
OF THREE (3) MONTHS AFTER
THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUB-
LICATION OF THIS NOTICE OR
THIRTY (30) DAYS AFTER THE
DATE OF SERVICE OF A COPY
OF THIS NOTICE ON THEM.
All other creditors of the dece-
dent and persons having claims or
demands against the decedent's
estate must file their claims with
this court WITHIN THREE
MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF
THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF
THIS NOTICE. ALL CLAIMS NOT
SO FILED WILL BE FOREVER
BARRED.
The date of the first publication
of this Notice Is: July 18. 2005.
Personal Representative:
Clifford Holloway
617 Ponderosa Drive, E.
Lakeland, FL 33810
STEPHEN F. BAKER
ATTORNEY AT LAW
Attorney for Personal Representa-
tive
800 FIRST STREET, S.
WINTER HAVEN, FL 33880
Florida Bar No.: 217182
Telephone: (863) 299-2118
July 18, 25, 2005-2405


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT
FOR POLK COUNTY,
FLORIDA
PROBATE DIVISION
IN RE: ESTATE OF
THOMAS T. DICKINSON,
Deceased.
FILE NO.
05CP-1 551
NOTICE TO CREDITORS
The administration of the es-
tate of THOMAS T. DICK-'
INSON, deceased, whose date
of death was June 11, 2005,
and whose Social Security Num-
ber is 262-46-4078, is pending
in the Circuit Court for Polk
County, Florida, Probate Divi-
sion; the address of which is
Post Office Box 9000, Drawer
CC-4, Bartow, Florida 33830-
9000. The names and address
of the personal representative
and the personal, representa-
tive's attorney -are set forth
below. : '..
All creditors of the decedent
and other persons having
claims or demands against de-
cedent's estate, on, whom' a
copy of this notice has been
served must file their claims
with this court WITHIN THE
LATER OF 3 MONTHS AFTER
THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLI-
CATION OF THIS NOTICE OR 30
DAYS AFTER THE TIME OF
SERVICE OF A COPY OF THIS
NOTICE ON THEM.
All other creditors of the dece-
dent, and other persons having
claims or demands against de-
cedent's estate, 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 18. 2005.
Personal Representatives:
William Ward Coleman
94 Chatham Isle D.
West Palm Beach, FL
33417
Attorney for Personal Repre-
sentatives:
Rex P. Cowan
Attorney
Florida Bar No. 187748
Rex P. Cowan
Post Office Box 857
Winter Haven, FL 33882-0857
Telephone: (863) 294-9433
July 18, 25, 2005-2404





IN THE CIRCUIT COURT, IN
AND FOR POLK COUNTY,
FLORIDA
IN RE: ESTATE OF
JAMES AUSTIN WEEMS, De-
ceased.
PROBATE FILE NUMBER

NOTICE TO CREDITORS
The administration of the estate
of'JAMES AUSTIN WEEMS, de-
ceased, File Number 05CP-0971.
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 theirclaims 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.


be entered against you for the re-
lief demanded in the Complaint or
Petition.
If you are a person with disabilities
who needs any accommodation in
order to participate in this pro-
ceeding, you are entitled at no
cost to you, to the provision of cer-
tain assistance. Please contact the
Office of the Court Administrator,
(863) 534-4690, within two (2)
working days of your receipt of this
notice; if you are hearing or voice
impaired, call TDD (863) 534-7777
or Florida Relay Services 711.
DATED May 6, 2005.
RICHARD M. WEISS
As Clerk of the Court
By: /s/ Shirley Deschamps
As Deputy Clerk
(Seal)
July 25, Aug. 1, 2005-2455


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR
POLK COUNTY, FLORIDA.
CIVIL DIVISION
MB FINANCIAL BANK, N.A.,
Plaintiff,
vs.
DELORIS BROWN N/K/A DELO-
RIS TAYLOR, et al,
Defendants.
CASE NO.
532005CA000932XXX
XXX
NOTICE OF SALE
PURSUANT TO CHAPTER 45
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN
pursuant to an Order or Summary
Final Judgment of foreclosure
dated July 15. 2005. and entered
in Case No.
532005CA000932XXXXX
X of the Circuit Court of the Tenth
Judicial Circuit In and for Polk
County, Florida, wherein MB FI-
NANCIAL BANK, N.A. Is Plaintiff
and DELORIS BROWN N/K/A
DELORIS TAYLOR; UNITED
STATES OF AMERICA, SECRE-
TARY OF HOUSING & URBAN
DEVELOPMENT; CITRUS &
CHEMICAL BANK; CITY OF FORT
MEADE; UNKNOWN TENANT
NO. 1; UNKNOWN TENANT NO.
2; and ALL UNKNOWN PARTIES
CLAIMING INTERESTS BY,
THROUGH, UNDER OR
AGAINST A NAMED DEFEN-
DANT TO THIS ACTION, OR
HAVING OR CLAIMING TO HAVE
ANY RIGHT, TITLE OR INTER-
EST IN THE PROPERTY HEREIN
DESCRIBED, are Defendants, I
will sell to the highest and best
bidder for cash at the East end of
the East corridor, first floor, Polk
County Courthouse, 255 N. Broad-
way Avenue, Bartow, Florida at
Polk County, Florida, at 9:00 a.m.
S- on the .1'aday of August. 2005,
the following described property
as set forth In said Order or Final
Judgment, to wit:
LOT 51, SHEPHERD SOUTH,
ACCORDING TO THE PLAT
THEREOF, RECORDED IN
PLAT BOOK 61, PAGE 23,
OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF
POLK COUNTY, FLORIDA.
All sales are to be held at the east
end of the east corridor, first floor,
of the Polk County Courthouse lo-
cated at 255 North Broadway Ave-
nue, Bartow, Florida. Please note
that the main entrance is located
on Church Street. No entry is pos-
sible from Broadway Avenue. In
the event any temporary change is
necessary, the Clerk will post a"
Notice of Change" at the sale loca-
tion directing the bidders to the
temporary sale location.
If you are a person with disabilities
who needs any accommodation in
order to participate in this pro-
ceeding, you are' entitled at no
cost to you, to the provision of cer-
tain assistance. Please contact the
Office of the Court Administrator,
(863) 534-4690, within' two (2)
working days of your receipt of this
notice; if you are hearing or voice
impaired, call TDD (863) 534-7777
or Florida Relay Services 711.
DATED at Bartow, Florida,
on July 20. 2005.
RICHARD M. WEISS
As Clerk, Circuit Court
By: /s/ Yvette Johnson
As Deputy Clerk
(Seal)
July 25, Aug. 1, 2005-2453


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN
AND FOR POLK COUNTY,
FLORIDA
DOUBLE W INVESTMENT CO., a
Florida corporation,
Plaintiff,
vs.
JAMES WADE JOHNS, JR.; THE
UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF JAMES
WADE JOHNS, JR.; and JOHN
DOE AND JANE DOE AND ALL
OTHER PERSONS IN POSSES-
SION OF SUBJECT REAL
PROPERTY,
Defendant(s).
CASE NO.
2005CA-1380
NOTICE OF ACTION
TO:
JAMES WADE JOHNS, JR.
whose last known address is
1757 Mahaffey Circle, Lake-
land, Florida 33811, if alive,
and if dead their unknown
spouses, heirs, devisees,
grantees, creditors and all
other parties claiming by,
through, under, or against
them and all unknown natural
persons if alive, and if dead or
not known to be dead or alive,
their several and respective
unknown spouses, heirs, devi-
sees, grantees, and creditors,
or other parties claiming inter-
ests by, through or under
those unknown natural per-
sons; and all claimants, per-
sons or parties, natural or cor-
porate, or whose exact legal
status is unknown, claiming
under any of the above named
of described defendant and all
parties having or claiming to
have any right, title or Interest
in and to the property hereaf-
'ter described and all others
whom it may concernm.
YOU ARE HEREBY NOTIFIED
that an action to foreclose a Prom-
issory Note and Mortgage on the
following real property in POLK
County, Florida, to-wit:
LOT 10, INDIAN OAKS SUB-
DIVISION, AS PER PLAT
THEREOF RECORDED IN
PLAT BOOK 94, PAGE 10 &
11, PUBLIC RECORDS OF
POLK COUNTY, FLORIDA.
has been filed against you and
you are required to serve a copy
of your written defense, if any, to it
on Benjamin W. Hardin, Jr., Es-
quire, of Hardin & Murphy, P.A.,
Plaintiffs attorney, whose address
Is 1905 Bartow Road, Lakeland,
Florida 33802-3604 and on or be-
fore 21th day of August, 2005, and
to file the original with the Clerk of
this Court either before service on
Plaintiff's attorney or immediately
thereafter; otherwise a default will


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF
FLORIDA, IN AND FOR POLK
COUNTY
GENERAL JURISDICTION DIVI-
SION
CHASE MANHATTAN MORT-
GAGE CORPORATION,
Plaintiff,
vs.
BENJAMIN OLIVERA, et al.,
Defendant (s).
CASE NO.
53-2003-CA-4349-0000-00-DIv.
08
NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE
SALE
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN
pursuant to a Final Judgment of
Foreclosure dated June 6, 2005,
and entered in CASE NO. 53-
2003-CA-4349-0000-00-Div 08, of
the Circuit Court of the TENTH Ju-
dicial Circuit in and for POLK
County, Florida, wherein CHASE
MANHATTAN MORTGAGE COR-
PORATION, is Plaintiff and BEN-
JAMIN OLIVERA, et al., are De-
fendants, 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 11th day of August
2005, the following described
property as set forth in said Final
Judgment, to wit: n
LOT 33, DEER TRAILS
NORTH PHASE 2, ACCORD-
ING TO THE PLAT THEREOF
RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK
97, PAGE 9, PUBLIC RE-
CORDS OF POLK COUNTY,
FLORIDA. TOGETHER WITH
THAT CERTAIN 1991
PEACHTREE MOBILE HOME
ID# PSHGA10774A/B.
a/k/a 10324 Rachel Cherie
Drive, 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 loca-
tion directing the bidders to the
temporary sale location.
If you are a person with disabilities
who needs any accommodation in
order to participate in this pro-
ceeding, you are entitled at no
cost to you, to the provision of cer-
tain assistance. Please contact the
Office of the Court Administrator,
(863) 534-4690, within two (2)
working days of your receipt of this
notice; if you are hearing or voice
impaired, call TDD (863) 534-7777
or Florida Relay Services 711.
DATED this I111 day of
July. 2005.
RICHARD M. WEISS
As Clerk of said Court
By /s/ Felicia Borders
As Deputy Clerk
(Seal)
July 18, 25, 2005-2394


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT
OF THE 10th JUDICIAL
CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR
POLK COUNTY, FLORIDA
GENERAL JURISDICTION
DIVISION
WELLS FARGO BANK, N.A., AS
TRUSTEE FOR THE BENEFIT
OF THE CERTIFICATE HOLD-
ERS OF ASSET-BACKED PASS
THROUGH CERTIFICATES SE-
RIES 2004 WCW1,
PLAINTIFF
VS.
MAJED ABDELGHANI, 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 MAJED ABDELGHANI;
UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF MAJED
ABDELGHANI, IF ANY;
HEATHER GLEN HOMEOWN-
ERS' ASSOCIATION, INC.; JOHN
DOE AND JANE DOE AS UN-
KNOWN TENANTS IN POSSES-
SION
DEFENDANTSS,
CASE NO:
53-2005-CA-001404-0000-WH-
SEC11
NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE
SALE
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN
pursuant to a Summary Final
Judgment of Foreclosure dated
June 29 2005 entered in Civil
Case No. 53-2005-CA-001404-
0000-WH-SEC 11 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 3rd day of
August 2005 the following de-
scribed property as set forth in
said Summary Final Judgment, to-
wit:
LOT 63, HEATHER
GLEN PHASE TWO, AC-
CORDING TO THE
PLAT THEREOF AS RE-
CORDED IN PLAT
BOOK 108, PAGE 25,
PUBLIC RECORDS OF
POLK COUNTY, FLOR-
IDA.
All sales are to be held at the
east end of the east corridor,
first floor, of the Polk County
Courthouse located at 255
North Broadway Avenue, Bar-
tow, Florida. Please note that
the main entrance is located
on Church Street No entry is
possible from Broadway Ave-
nue. In the event any tempo-
rary change is necessary, the
Clerk will post a "Notice of
Change" at the sale location
directing the bidders to the
temporary sale location.
If you are a person with 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 61h day of July.
2005.
RICHARD M. WEISS
Clerk of the Circuit Court
By: /s/ Yvette Johnson
Deputy Clerk
(CIRCUIT COURT SEAL)
July 18, 25, 2005-2388


Notice of Change" at the sale loca-
tion directing the bidders to the
temporary sale location.
If you are a person with disabilities
who needs any accommodation in
order to participate in this pro-
ceeding, you are entitled at no
cost to you, to the provision of cer-
tain assistance. Please contact the
Office of the Court Administrator,
(863) 534-4690, within two (2)
working days of your receipt of this
notice; if you are hearing or voice
impaired, call TDD (863) 534-7777
or Florida Relay Services 711.
Dated this 15th day of July.
2005.
RICHARD M WEISS
Clerk Of The Circuit Court
By: Is/ Felicia Borders
Deputy Clerk
(Seal)
July 25, Aug. 1, 2005-2449


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT IN AND
FOR POLK COUNTY, FLORIDA
LAKESHORE CLUB OF
POLK COUNTY HOME-
OWNERS ASSOCIATION,
INC.,
Plaintiff,
vs
DIDIER MONCION
KATRINA MONCION,
Defendants.
CASE NUMBER:
53-2005-CC-001385
NOTICE OF ACTION
TO: DIDIER MONCION
409 Club Circle
Lakeshore, Florida
33898
and
KATRINA MONCION
409 Club Circle
Lakeshore, Florida
33898
YOU ARE HEREBY NOTIFIED
that a Complaint has been filed
against you, and you are required
to serve a copy of your written de-
fenses, if any, to it on STEPHEN
F. BAKER, ESQ., Plaintiff's attor-
ney, whose address is 800 First
Street S., Winter Haven, FL
33880, on or before the 9th day
of August, 2005, and file the origi-
nal with the Clerk of this Court, ei-
ther before service on Plaintiff's at-
torney, or immediately thereafter;
otherwise a default will be entered
against you for the relief de-
manded in the Petition.
The Plaintiff is seeking to fore-
close a Claim of Lien on real prop-
erty described as follows:
LOT 89, Lakeshore Club, ac-
cording to the plat thereof, as
recorded In Plat Book 111, Page
16, Public Records of Polk
County, Florida, known as 409
Club Circle, Lakeshore, Florida
33854.
If you are a person with disabili-
ties who needs any accommo-
dation in order to participate in
this proceeding, you are entitled
at no cost to you, to the provi-
sion of certain assistance.
Please contact the Office of the
Court Administrator, (863) 534-
4690, within two (2) working
days of your receipt of this no-
tice; if you are hearing or voice
impaired, call TDD (863) 534-
7777 or Florida Relay Services
1-800-955-8770.
WITNESS my hand and the
seal of this Court on this 22nd day
of June, 2005.
RICHARD M. WEISS,
As Clerk of Said Court
BY: /s/ Betty Norrell
As Deputy Clerk
(COURT SEAL)
June 27, July 4,18, 25, 2005-2199






IN THE CIRCUIT COURT
OF THE 10TH JUDICIAL
CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR
POLK COUNTY, FLORIDA
CIVIL DIVISION
LASALLE BANK NATIONATIONAL AS-
SOCIATION AS TRUSTEE OF
MERRILL LYNCH MORTGAGE
INVESTORS TRUST SERIES
2002-AFC1,
Plaintiff,
vs.
NORA FAYE AYTES; UNKNOWN
SPOUSE OF NORA FAYE,
AYTES; JOHN DOE; JANE DOE
AS UNKNOWN TENANTS) IN
POSSESSION OF THE SUBJECT
PROPERTY,
Defendants.
CASE NO.:
53-2004-CA-2350 Sec 11
RE-NOTICE OF FORECLO-
SURESALE
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN
pursuant to a Motion and Order
Resetting Foreclosure Sale Date
dated the 111h day of July. 2005,
- and entered in Case No. 53-2004-
CA-2350 SEC 11, of the Circuit
Court of the 10TH Judicial Circuit
in and for Polk County, Florida,
wherein LASALLE BANK NA-
TIONAL ASSOCIATION AS
TRUSTEE OF MERRILL LYNCH
MORTGAGE INVESTORS
TRUST SERIES 2002-AFC1, is
the Plaintiff and NORA FAYE
AYTES; UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF
NORA FAYE AYTES; JOHN DOE;
JANE DOE AS UNKNOWN TEN-
ANT(S) IN POSSESSION OF THE
SUBJECT PROPERTY are defen-
dants. I will sell to the highest and
best bidder for cash at the EAST
END OF THE EAST CORRIDOR,
1ST FLOOR, POLK COUNTY
COURTHOUSE, 255 N BROAD-
WAY, BARTOW, FLORIDA (EN-
TRY ON CHURCH STREET), at
the Polk County Courthouse, in
BARTOW, Florida, at 9:00 a.m. on
the 12th day of August. 2005, the
following described property as set
forth in said Final Judgment, to
wit:
BEGIN 330 FEET EAST OF
THE SOUTHWEST CORNER
OF LOT 16 IN THE SOUTH-
WEST 1/4 OF SECTION 15,
TOWNSHIP 27 SOUTH,
RANGE 27 EAST, FLORIDA
DEVELOPMENT COMPANY
SUBDIVISION, AS SHOWN
BY MAP OR PLAT THEREOF
RECORDED IN THE OFFICE
OF THE CIRCUIT COURT IN
AND FOR POLK COUNTY,
FLORIDA, IN PLAT BOOK 3,
PAGES 60 TO 63, RUN
THENCE NORTH 165 FEET,
THENCE RUN WEST 95
FEET, RUN THENCE SOUTH
165 FEET, NORTH 165 FEET,
RUN THENCE EAST 95
FEET TO THE POINT OF BE-
GINNING.
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 "


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 Ira A. Serebrin, Esq. plain-
tiff's attorney, whose address is
2109 South Combee Road, Lake-
land, FL 33801, on or before
August 07, 2005; and file the origi-
nal with the clerk of this court, ei-
ther before service on petitioner's
attorney, or immediately thereaf-
ter; otherwise a default will be en-
tered against you for the relief de-
manded in the complaint or peti-
tion.
DATED on June 6, 2005.
As Clerk of said Court
By: /s/ Summer White
As Deputy Clerk
(Court Seal)
July 11, 18, 25, Aug. 1. 2005-2346


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN
AND FOR POLK COUNTY,
FLORIDA CIVIL DIVISION
GREEN TREE SERVICING, LLC,
Plaintiff,
vs.
WILLIAM F. STEWART, SR. a/k/a
WILLIAM F. STEWART, JR. and
TINA M. STEWART, including any
unknown spouses of the above
Defendants, as well as their un-
known heirs, devisees, grantees
assignees, creditors, lienors,
and/or trustees and all other per-
sons claiming by, through, under
or against the above Defendants,
POLK COUNTY, FL, FLORIDA
DEPARTMENT OF REVENUE,
UNKNOWN OCCUPANT #1, and
UNKNOWN OCCUPANT #2, and
all parties having any right, claim,
title or interest in the real property
herein described,
Defendants.
CASE NO.
53-2004-CA-780 Sec. 04
NOTICE OF SALE
Notice is hereby given that pur-
suant to the Final Summary Judg-
ment in Foreclosure and Replevin
entered in this cause in the Circuit
Court of Polk County, Florida, I will
sell the property situated in Polk
County, Florida described as:
REAL PROPERTY:
THE NORTH 140.00 FEET OF
THE SOUTH 1308.00 FEET
OF THE WEST 480.00 FEET
OF THE EAST 1/2 OF THE
NORTHWEST 1/4 OF SEC-
TION 31, TOWNSHIP 26
SOUTH, RANGE 25 EAST,
POLK COUNTY, FLORIDA,
LESS AND EXCEPT THE
WEST 15.00 FEET
THEREOF, SUBJECT TO A
DRAINAGE EASEMENT
OVER THE EAST 15 FEET
OF THE WEST 30 FEET.
(hereinafter "real property")
PERSONAL PROPERTY:
One 1998 Doublewide Mo-
bile Home
VIN# 2G611058K A/B
(hereinafter "personal prop-
erty")
at public sale, to the highest
bidder for cash, at 9:00 a.m.,
at the East end of the East cor-
ridor of the Polk County Court-
house, 255 N. Broadway Ave-
nue, Bartow, Florida 33830-
9000, on August 3, 2005.
All sales are to be held at the east
end of the east corridor, first floor,
of the Polk County Courthouse lo-
cated at 255 North Broadway Ave-
nue, Bartow, Florida. Please note
that the main entrance is located
on Church Street. No entry is pos-
sible from Broadway Avenue. In
the event any temporary change is
necessary, the Clerk will post a "
Notice of Change" at the sale loca-
tion directing the bidders to the
temporary sale location.
If you are a person with a dis-
. ability who needs any accom-
modation in order to partici-
pate in this proceeding, you are
entitled, at no cost to you, to
the provision of certain assis-
tance. Please contact the Of-
fice of the Court Administrator,
(863) 534-4690, within two
(2) working days of your re-
ceipt of this notice; if you are
hearing or voice impaired, call
(TDD) (863) 534-7777, or
Florida Relay Service 711.
RICHARD M. WEISS
CLERK OF CIRCUIT COURT
By: /s/ Yvette Johnson
Deputy Clerk
(Court Seal)
July 18, 25, 2005-2391
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN
AND FOR POLK COUNTY,
FLORIDA
IN THE INTEREST OF:
SANEI, FARZAN,
DOB: 08/27/88
minor child.
/
File Number:
2005DR-3644
SECTION: 09
FORMAL NOTICE
BY PUBLICATION
TO: FARIVAR SANEI-AR-
DEKANI
Address Unknown
YOU ARE NOTIFIED that a Pe-
tition for Emancipation, together
with a Petition for Name Change,
has been filed with the Court by
Ramona L. Blankinship, as Attor-
ney for minor, FARZAN HENRY
SANEI. This matter is scheduled
for Final Hearing on August 26,
2005, at 9:00 A.M. You are re-
quired to file with the Clerk of the
above Court within thirty (30) days
from the date of publication of this
Notice, a copy of your written ob-
jections, if any, to the Petition, and
serve a copy thereof on Petition-
er's attorney, whose name and ad-
dress are:
RAMONA L. BLANKINSHIP,
ESQUIRE
255 North Kentucky Avenue
Lakeland, Florida 33801
Failure to serve and file written
objections as required may result
in a judgment or order for the relief
demanded in the Petition, without
further notice.
DATED THIS 15th day of July,
2005.
RAMONA L. BLANKINSHIP, ES-
QUIRE
255 North Kentucky
Lakeland, Florida 33801
Telephone: (863) 687-7737
Facsimile: (863) 687-0050
Florida Bar No. 654061
Attorney for Minor Child
July 18, 25, Aug. 1,8, 2005-2399

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT POLK
COUNTY, FLORIDA
IN RE: The Marriage of:
Asia Nadiah Perez
Julio Ceasar Perez
CASE NO: 05DR-6203-05
NOTICE OF ACTION
TO: Julio Ceasar Perez
c/o McKean Federal Correc-
tional Institution
P.O. Box 8000
Bradford, PA 16701
YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an


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 18.2005.
Person Giving Notice:
ANGELA DENISE JONES
1216.Avenue L
Haines City, Florida 33844
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 18, 25. 2005-2407









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TIM HUTCHENSON.
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.
Topsoil, concrete wash, fill
dirt, also leveling with a trac-
tor. Call 533-1852 leave mes-
sage if no answer.
HIGH GAIT FARM
Horse boarding, training, les-
sons, dressage arena, round
pen, riding ring, concrete
barn. Ken Allen (863)537-
2720.

J & P Cleaning
Service
Deep cleaning
every room,,
every time.
Free estimates.
206-8831
JT PAINTING and Pressure
Cleaning. Interior, exterior,
and all types of small repairs.
Free estimates. 1-888-689-
8188.
PHOTOGRAPHY. WE do
weddings and more! Call
Creech Photography at 533-
5676.
POLK PAINTING, interior, ex-
terior, free estimates, li-
censed. Mike Thomas at 863-
412-9169.
PORTRAIT AND wedding
photography. Children, fami-
lies, pets, in-home sittings.
Jack Littlefield, Photographic
Memories. 533-9064.

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 black and white, 1 white, 1
buff, AKC registered. First
shots, wormed. Available Au-
gust 7Ah. $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.

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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.
MAINTENANCE-MANUFAC-
TURING OPERATION looking
for an individual to perform
machine maintenance and re-
pair, as well as aluminum
welding and fabrication-elec-
trical experience also a plus.
Qualified applicants please
.call 9863) 665-3555.
SITE MANAGEMENT team
for 50 unit family rental com-
plex in Fort Meade. Mgr must
have good office skills, com-
puter literacy and light book-
keeping needed. Maint.
knowledge of plbg, hvac, light
maintenance. Must be bonda-
ble. Salary plus apartment.
Send resume to: Charlton
Court, P.O. Box 10293, Clear-
water, FL. 33757: Fax (727)
447-2252. Equal Employment
Opportunity.

MEDICAL
HELP WANTED
MULTI-PURPOSE
SENIOR CENTER
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Rea. HS dip./GED & prior
exp. working w/impaired
adult/geriatric persons FL
Certified Nursing Asst. Cert.
req'd. Req. a physical ex-
am, ability to obtain Red
Cross 1st Aid & American
Heart Assn. CPR Cert. w/in
30 days & Level 1 (FDLE &
FBI) screening. Must pos-
sess valid FL. DL. Mon-Fri.
8:00-5:00. Sal. $8.71/hr.
Contact: Personnel, Polk
County BOCC, P.O. Box
9005, Drawer CA03, Bar-
tow, FL. 33831 or call (863)
534-6030 ext 6013. Visit
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GENERAL
HELP WANTED
ADMINISTRATIVE ASSIS-
TANT/EVENT coordinator for
the Bartow Community Rede-
velopment agency (CRA).
Part-time position five hours
per day Monday-Friday. Some
night and weekend work each
month for CRA/Main Street
meetings and events. Admin-
istrative Assistant to CRA Ex-
ecutive Director. Will also
have CRA/Main Street event
coordination responsibilities.
Minimum Qualification: High
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years experience as Adminis-
trative Assistant / Secretary.
In addition experience full de-
scription. Salary: $13.50 to
$17.50 and benefits. Send
Resume and References to
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FL. 33831. DFWP/EOE
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Contact: Randy Edwards
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Bartow, Florida, 33830

DRIVER NEEDED-CDL-FOR
intra-state deliveries to cus-
tomers within the state of FL.
Please contact Cara or Chuck
if interested at (863) 665-
3555.
FOOD PROCESSOR and
Servers wanted in Bartow.
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.
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.
PHOSPHATE LABORERS
Mosaic Bartow, New Wales &
Myakka City locations Hiring
NOW! Temp to Hire, $10.50-
$12.95/hr to start. Clean
Backgrounds/drug screen re-
quired. Apply through Rita
Staffing:, 5150 S. Florida Ave-
nue., Lakeland, FL., 33813
646-5021.
REPORTER
The Polk County Democrat, a
twice-weekly newspaper cov-
ering the, Bartow area, is
seeking a full-time reporter.
Assignments include sports,
school board, community fea-
tures, photography. Writing
experience preferred. Must be
self-motivated, interested in
community reporting, and will-
ing to cover governmental is-
sues. We are looking for a
good writer who loves to cov-
er a variety of news. Good
grammar, typing and people
skills are essential. Computer
experience helpful.
Call Managing Editor Peggy
Kehoe or Publisher S. L. Fris-
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FOUND
WHITE WITH brown spots,
bird dog. Area of Richland
Manor. 4 months old. 287-
2564.
FREE
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Contain residue of soy-based
printing ink. They're behind
The Democrat on Summerlin
Street. Help yourself.
FREE TO good home. 4
month old male bird dog.
White with blonde spots. Very
loving. Being house trained.
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WOOD PALLETS. No two
alike. Stack stuff on 'em. Use
'em for firewood. Just don't
bring 'em back. Outside The
Democrat, Florida Avenue
and Summerlin Street. Come
help yourself.

FOR SALE
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.
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
6 lb. capacity with batteries.
Like new $500.00. Power lift
recliner, dark blue. excellent
condition $300.00. 712-0281.
GE ELECTRIC stove $75.
Woods upright freezer $100.
Call 285-9076.
LATE TEENS, early 20's Low
Boy Dresser w/mirror $150.
Nice! Call 533-8538.
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
YAMAHA 25HP, 2000 model,
15 in. shaft. Excellent condi-
tion. $1800. Day 537-1177,
Night 519-0468.


VEHICLE
FOR SALE
91 FORD Mustang. Good
condition. $2500. 863-519-
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.


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
LEASE TO own 3/2, C/B, new
carpet, stove, refrigerator.
$5,000 down, $650 per
month. Call 559-7035.
MOBILE HOME
FOR RENT
WHY RENT? Own 2B/2B,
CHA, in park, peaceful living,
no bank qualifying $2,000
down, $400/month. 863-559-
7035.

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.

MOBILE HOME
FOR SALE
BY OWNER-3 bedroom, 2
bath, 1800 sq. ft., 5.2 acres,
$185,000. 863-860-3824.
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.
WANTED
FEMALE ROOMMATE want-
ed to share nice 2 bedroom
house in Bartow. Half rent
$320 and half utilities 271-
0026 or 534-1263.


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YARD SALE DOs and DONTs

DO: Clearly mark the date/address on signs
DO: Remove signs after event is over
DO: Allow 90 days to lapse before next sale
DON'T: Post signs on city property or private property
without permission
DON'T: Leave signs for "Mother Nature" to remove with wind
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