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July 28, 2005
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., ~Ad' Valorem Raise, Okayed


By DAWN WADE
Staff Writer

In spite of a poem ridiculing
commissioners and props of tea
bags to remind them of a famous
tea party, Polk county commis-
sioners voted tentatively on
Wednesday to set a millage rate
for a parks and library county
municipal service taxing unit
(MSTU) and to raise general
property taxes.
The library MSTU rate is .50
mills and the parks is .75. Both
are new taxes, and will be paid
only by property owners in unin-
corporated areas of the county,
because city residents already
pay for libraries and parks
through city taxes.
The ad valorem property tax
will be 8.727, one mill higher
than at present. That increase
applies to, all property in the
county. It got little comment from
the standing-room crowd.
Commission Chm. Jack Myers
said Wednesday's meeting was
the most attended he had seen
since being elected to the commis-
sion.
And most of those attending
were happy with neither the
library nor the parks tax.
Several speakers took
umbrage with the fact that the
parks MSTU failed on a straw
vote in November, when voters
said by a narrow margin that
they didn't want a parks tax.
Several speakers urged to
county to pay for parks with
imposition of higher impact fees.


Wearing an "Axe the Tax" T-
shirt, Elmer Hill spoke against
the tax and in favor of impact
fees.
"Stop this hemorrhaging by
people coming into the area," Hill
told commissioners, who respond-
ed by reminding those in atten-
dance that several impact fees
had recently been raised or start-
ed.
"Impact fees cannot be used for
ongoing dollars, only for capital
projects," Myers said. Impact fees
will pay for new parks, "but not
for people to cut the grass and
ongoing maintenance."
Not dissuaded, members of the
audience continued to ask about
impact fees, and also brought up
the idea of user fees for the ser-
vices.
Sharon Garrett, who owns an
orange grove, said she thought it
was unfair to tax groves or ranch
land for the library, since "cows
and oranges would not use the
services."
Barbara Stampfl, a Bartow
librarian who spoke for the
League of Women Voters, said she
was in favor of the library MSTU,
and said the League had been
working toward this goal since
March of 2001.
She said since 52 percent of
registered library users live in
incorporated Polk County, but
pay significantly less than those
living in towns to use the library,
this tax was a fair way for county
users to pay more of their share.
"This is equitable funding," she
said.


The county now provides an
estimated $2.3 million to the
countywide library cooperative.
That put an end to a user fee of
$35 for county residents using
city libraries.
Some speakers said there
should be a. sunset provision in
the MSTU plan.
"I am very concerned there is
no end to this MSTU," said Jean
Reed, executive director of
Citizens for Proper Planning.
"If there is money left over or
not spent, we will need to
research that," Commissioner
Paul Senft said. "I would like to
see a sunset and have this MSTU
reviewed again in a few years.
This should not be set in con-
crete."
Commissioner Randy
Wilkinson, who has been an oppo-
nent of both taxes, -said he
thought the funding was unneces-
sary.
'"We are exorbitantly demand-
ing dollars from our citizens," he
said. "The dollars we have on
hand should be used in a more
judicious fashion, instead of being
treated like mad money."
Wilkinson suggested the com-
mission look at user fees for
parks, opening an All Terrain
Vehicles park with fees, and offer-
ing sort of concessions at the ATV
park to garner funding.
In addition to opposing the
MSTUs, Wilkinson also voted
against setting county operating
millage rate at to 8.727, up from

(See Page 5A Col. 2)


Bartow Man Charged


With Felony Animal Abuse


By PEGGY KEHOE
Managing Editor

Too weak to be saved, an
Arabian stud horse was eutha-
nized Sunday in a case of "severe
neglect" investigated by Polk
County Sheriff's Agriculture Unit
deputies.
A Bartow man, Eddie Daniel
Granger, 32, of 6041 Highway
640, was arrested Sunday on a
felony charge of causing cruel ani-
mal death, pain and suffering and
four misdemeanor counts of aban-
doning and confining animals
without food, water and exercise.
The horse that was put down
was some 500 pounds under-
weight, and was too weak to be
moved. Lying in the dirt, the bony
horse had dug ruts with his
hooves and smoothed the dirt
with his weak head movements,


perhaps in an attempt to get up.
A veterinarian was called to the
pen on CR 640 to euthanize the
horse.
Two other horses and two don-
keys are being cared for at the
PCSO farm, and with two or
three months of special diet and
care, should be back to full
health, Lt. Hugh Taylor said.
A farrier and a vet have seen
the animals, he said.
Malnutrition and neglect have
taken the heaviest toll on the
horses. Their hooves began to
split, and their ribs and hip bones
show clearly through their skin,
which also shows the stress of
their condition.
Daily baths will help the skin
of the two male geldings recover.
Just like undernourished
humans, the animals will have to
slowly be brought back to a regu-


'lar diet.
The donkeys, a jack and a
jenny, were in better shape, Sgt.
Chris Pearce said.
Granger was caring for the
animals at the request of owner
Kathleen Michels, his former girl-
friend who lives in Punta Gorda.
Because of a medical condition,
she was no longer able to care for
them. Granger brought the hors-
es to Bartow from Punta Gorda in
February.
Deputies said the horses had
no shade or food in their dirt pen.
Once the horses recover, it will
be up to the courts to decide cus-
tody. If awarded to PCSO, the
horses and donkeys will be auc-
tioned or adopted, Taylor said.
Granger was taken to Polk
County Jail on Tuesday, and was
released Wednesday after posting
$2,000 bond.


School Board Plan Allows Bartow

Charter School To Remain Open


Antique Fair To Feature

Huge Yard Sale In Aug.


Have some treasures to sell or
thinking about cleaning your
closets and garage?
Bartow's monthly Main Street
Market and Antique Fair will
include a city wide yard sale in
August.
On Saturday, Aug. 13, from 8
a.m. to 3 p.m., the Oaks Parking
Lot at the corner of Parker Street
and Wilson Avenue will bustle
with buyers and sellers.
Individuals, churches, clubs


and organizations are invited to
take part in the yard sale for free.
No preregistration is neces-
sary, and Main Street Bartow will
do all advertising for the event.
The Antique Fair will continue
as usual on this day, with the fee
for participation waived.
For more information on the
yard sale, Antique Fair or Main
Street Bartow, call Tom Walkup
at 661-3945, or Mary Jordan at
519-0508.


Polk 'Fair Housing'

Ordinance Adopted


Polk County commissioners
have unanimously adopted a "fair
housing ordinance."
Terry Beaudry, the county's
housing and neighborhood devel-,
opment director, said that most
federal housing grants for which
the county applies requires a fair
housing ordinance.


The ordinance prohibits
"unlawful and discriminatory
practices" and requires "liberal
construction."
The ordinance was adopted by
unanimous vote without discus-
sion by the commission or com-
ment from the audience.


By RUSTIN DWYER
Staff Writer
On Saturday, July 30, Bartow
Charter School, a drop-out pre-
vention facility at Bartow High
School, will relinquish its charter
status. But that doesn't mean at-

risk students at who participated
in the dropout prevention pro-
gram will be left high and dry.
BCS was mandated to shut
down by the state board of educa-
tion after receiving 'consecutive
school grades of F for the past two
years.
While the school will no longer
be an entity of its own, the Polk
County School Board approved a
plan that will allow the school to
operate the same programs and
functions thanks to a new BHS
budget line item that allows it to
remain a school-within a school.
"We had a four-year plan, but
the state had a two-year one,"
said Arthur Martinez. The former
BCS director, Martinez is now an
assistant principal at BHS,
although his duties will be nearly
identical to what they were before
the charter revocation.
"I was hoping for at least a


three strikes-you're out policy,
but that's not the way it went."
Martinez said the students in
the BCS program will continue to
use the same curriculum but will
now take electives offered by
BHS. In the past, BCS offered its
own electives.
"Actually," said Martinez, "I
think it's going to be pretty much
the same."
One thing that will be different
is how school grades are calculat-
ed. Now that BCS is operating as
a school-within-a-school, FCAT
grades from the students in the
program will be averaged in with
the BHS scores. That could lower
the overall score, but BHS
Principal Ron Pritchard doesn't
think so.
"It won't hurt us one way or
the other," said Pritchard, adding
that BCS' FCAT scores will be
looked at separately to evaluate
how the program is doing.
Pritchard said he was disap-
pointed the state board of educa-
tion wouldn't provide the charter
school some leeway based on the
students they were dealing with,
but was glad to see the program
continue.


'"We've helped a lot of kids,"
Pritchard said. "Not that it's any-
thing to brag about, but we had
the highest F score in the county
and our learning scores doubled
from last year."
Martinez said the school grad-
uated 19 seniors last year, and
showed huge learning gains,
especially in math.
'Two years ago we had 56 per-
cent of the students showing
learning gains in math. Last year,
that went up to 74 percent, so it
was a big jump."
Despite the consecutive failing
grades, Martinez maintains that
the BCS program has been effec-
tive and will only improve as
refinements are made.
"I think it's a viable program
and it will be successful," he said.
"We'll see when the (FCAT)
grades come out in May."
Ultimately, Martinez would
like to see a similar program at
every high school in the county,
but said he has a lot of work to do.
"Eventually, we will gather up
more information and from there,
present it to the school board to
show them what progress has
been made."


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Long Distance Couple Has Fairytale Wedding


(The Journey to Manhood)" to
the Public Library in Fort Meade
on Wednesday, Aug. 10, at 2
p.m.
Librarian Kay Jackson said
the library welcomes the gift and
looks forward to offering it to
readers.
Creech, a former resident of
Fort Meade, currently serves as
a Southern Baptist missionary
in Brazil. He said he thought it
important to leave the library
this book, which was first a gift
to his oldest son.


knight who proves his courage
and loyalty by acquiring precious
stones for the king's crown. With
each stone acquired, life lessons
are learned.
The book, published by Tate
Publishing, is available and can
be ordered by any bookstore na-
tionwide. The book also can be
purchased directly from Tate-
publishing.com
The Family Christian Store in
Lakeland will be hosting the
author for a book signing on Sat-
urday, Aug. 13, from 2 to 4 p.m.


Tammerlin Performing Fourth
Concert in Bok Music Series


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Mr. and Mrs. John Bennett Wolf


Ashley Lauren Hall,
Alan and Lesha Hall '..t'
and John Bennett W\olf,
and Kathy Wolfof Lincoln
united in marriage Sund
2005, at First United
Church of Bartow.
After a cross-country r'
long distance relationship
in a candlelight ceremony
a fairytale-themed recept:
The sanctuary of t
adorned with colorful s
windows and a magni
organ, was simply decor,
ceremony. Large hurricane
and glass candle holders
ivory pillar candles sat
decorating the alter, acco
white and ivory lumine
gold balls, and garlands o
The wedding colors ch
bride red, gold, white,
were used throughout
event.
Bridesmaids Amy Corr
McClellan, Kristen Whal
S' Wubbels, as well as matr
^ Jessica Cochrane, walk
, aisle wearing claret red
dresses with A-line skirts
_". dered, corseted bodice
antique-style cameos; an
ried a single ivory rose.
Escorting them were
Justin Busboom, Logan I
Stroud, and Jarrod Wul
with best man Matt Genr
black tuxedos with red p
and red striped ties, and
lily boutonni6res.
Officiating the ceremo
bride's grandfather, Lynn
Ringbearer Solomon
ried the rings in the glass
bridegroom used to prop
August of 2003.
Malachi Crouch ran do
ringing a cast iron bell t
"The bride is coming! T
coming!"


daughte-r i.ft Ushers for. the ceremony,, wer_-
Fo'rt Nltiadce, Brian Dai.ghtre,, Paul Man-fi-eld, and
-on uf Roger T.,ny Pri,~e- C'odi T-;sko attended the
I, Neb v, i- brid.-.- book
ay, June '2h, \Vcalists Derek DeVane., and Jason,
Methodist and Kelly Lile performed I inimerous
songs before and durinL the ceriemon',.
nmance, this accompanied by Jason Young on the
? culminated piano.
, followed by The ceremony held several special
ion. and unique elements, including a par-
he church, ent dedication ceremony, as well as
tained-glass the presentation of a purity ring the
ificent pipe bride had worn since she was 13.
ated for the The bride wore a diamond white,
ae-style gold princess-style, A-line strapless dress
s filled with with caf6 inset and heavy beading of
atop pillars, Swarovski crystals and pearls, with a
)mpanied by lace-up corseted bodice' and chapel-
ascent tulle, length train. She carried a red rose
f greenery., bouquet with a cameo accent piece
osen by the designed by her mother.
and ivory The groom wore a black tuxedo
the entire with a champagne paisley vest and
matching stripped tie, and red rose
iher, Megan boutonni6re.
ey, and Jen Following the presentation of Mr.
ron of honor and Mrs. John Bennett Wolf, guests
d down the were invited to move to the church fel-
d, two-piece lowship hall across the street.
and embroi- Greeting guests as they walked
ces; large, through the door was a banner with
id each car- the words, "And they lived happily
ever after."
groomsmen Moving down the hallway, guests
Hall, Justin could look at a "memory lane" of pic-
bbels, along tures of the couple through the years
ich, wearing and then a table full of memories, fea-
)aisley vests trying wedding pictures of the cou-
while calla pie's parents and grandparents.
Upon entering the reception hall,
ny was the the guests were greeted with a castle-
Crouch. like room, featuring gold tulle draping
Crouch car- around the room above faux rock
s slipper the walls.
ose with in Situated on one side of the room
was a Wolf family crest with enlarged
wn the aisle black and white framed wedding pho-
o announce, tos of the bridegroom's relatives. The
'he bride is same was done with a Hall family
.,.--l w ith pictur' ,eaht liinig all tln


w\av back to the bride's great-great-
m at.-_rnal grandparents.
Table- v._-re set with red and gold
boxes, ribbons, beads, glowing can-
dles, tiny horse carriages, and boxes
of gold He-rshey's kisses.
The stage glowed with white twin-
kle lights surrounding a candlelit
staircase which led to a glittering
white castle.
Food was provided by Andrea
Payne, and included shredded roast
beef and chicken, yeast rolls, potato
and pasta salads, coleslaw, crackers
and cheese, fruit and vegetable trays,
and cashews.
The cake was four-tiered and
square, with ivory buttercream icing
adorned with white pearls and
designs to mimic the bride's dress.
The cake was vanilla with strawberry
and lemon filling on alternating tiers. ,"
The groom's cake was decorated
with a University of Nebraska
Cornhuskers theme, and was devil's
food with chocolate Bavarian cream ,
filling.
Both cakes were done by It's a Piece A ,.
of Cake by Maggi.
After the throwing of the bouquet .
and the garter, guests were each given
a box of crayons as a favor, labeled
"John and Ashley were 'drawn' to each
other ... United in marriage June 26,
2005," echoing the message and
theme of the couple's child-like wed-
ding invitations.
Each guest also was given a red
satin rose filled with birdseed, with
which they showered the couple as
they exited the reception and entered
into their "getaway" car that pro-
claimed they were "Just Married."
Following the wedding, the couple
spent four nights at the Barefoot Bay
Resort in Clearwater Beach, and then
moved on to a four-night cruise on
Carnival Cruise Line's Inspiration
Funship to Cozumel, Mexico.
The couple resides in Birmingham,
Ala


Tammerlin, a folk duo, will
perform the fourth concert in the
"Live at the Gardens!" summer
music series Saturday, Aug. 20,
at 7:15 p.m. in the visitor center.
Folk musicians Lee Hunter
and Arvid Smith blend folk
tunes with electric guitars and
sound-effects to create a style
they call "folklectic."
Advance tickets are $13 for
adults and $6 for children aged
5-12. Day of performance tickets
are $15 for adults and $8 for
children 5-12.
Reservations are strongly sug-


Workforce

Meetings

Planned

Polk County Workforce Devel-
opment Board, Inc., has set a
meeting schedule fro August.
On Tuesday, Aug. 4, at 8 a.m.,
the new business committee will
meet.
The high skills/high wages
committee will meet on Monday,
Aug. 8, at 3:30 p.m.
On Tuesday, Aug. 9, at 1 p.m.,
the resources committee will
meet.
Better jobs/better wages will
meet on Wednesday, Aug. 10, at
1:30 p.m.
On Thursday, Aug. 11, at 3
p.m., the executive committee
will meet.
All meetings will be held at
205 East Main Street, Suite 107,
Bartow.


gested because performances
have sold out in past years.
A Cornish hen dinner will be
served at the Carillon Caf6 from
5:45 to 7 p.m. Cost for the op-
tional dinner is $14.50 for mem-
bers, $16 for non-members, and
$8 for children 12 and under.
Reservations and prepayment
for the dinner are required. Call
863-734-1222, or e-mail
phrestina@boksanctuary.org.


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Keep Polk County Beautiful
will hold its Tire Recycling
Event on Aug. 27, 8 a.m. to noon
at the Latino Night Club at the
corner of Combee Road and Mor-
gan Combee Road.
In addition to tires, residents
may bring rechargeable batteries
that weigh one pound or less,
used ink cartridges and mobile
phones to be recycled.
Residents may discard of up
to 10 tires at the event. Tires
must be off the rims and partici-
pants must show photo identifi-
cation and proof of Polk County
residency to take advantage of
the free disposal.
The tires will be taken to
Wheelabrator Ridge Energy, Inc.
in Auburndale, where they will
be burned and converted into en-
ergy.
The event is co-sponsored by
the Polk County Commission.
Call Keep Polk County Beau-
tiful, 533-8423, for more infor-
mation.
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Annual Lions Club Football

Kickoff Slated For Aug. 4


Tickets for the annual Bartow
Lions Club Football Kickoff din-
ner are now on sale from Lions
Club members, or may be re-
served by calling Shawn War-
nock at 533-1201, or picked up at
1214 North Broadway in Bartow.
The event will be held Thurs-
day, Aug. 4, at the Bartow Civic
Center, with entry at 6 p.m. and
a steak dinner with all the trim-
mings scheduled for 6:30, said
Lions President John Godwin.
Tom Thornburg, local radio
personality, will serve as master


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of ceremonies.
Football coaches from Bartow,
Fort Meade, Mulberry, Lake
Wales, and Lake Region will be
featured entertainers as they vie
for the "crying towel," presented
to the coach who does the best.
job of assuring that his team will
be the worst one on the gridiron
when the whistle blows for the
opening of the football season.
Proceeds will go to the Lions
Club sight and hearing fund for
the handicapped.


Two New Art and Healing
Classes Beginning Aug. 4


Two new Art and Healing
classes are set to be held at
Saint David's Episcopal Church,
145 East Edgewood Drive in
Lakeland.
The class teaches the tech-
nique of touch drawing for self
discovery and healing.
Only 10 spaces are available
per class.
Participants may attend class;


every other Thursday from 7 to 9
p.m., Aug. 4 through October; or
eve. / other Saturday from 1:30
to 3::0 p.m., Aug. 13 through Oc-
tober.
Cost to attend is $15 per ses-
sion, materials included.
For more information and to
make reservations, contact Lori
-o "n at 647-5163.


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Richardson
Earns Scout
Silver Award
Rachel Richardson, a cadette
Girl Scout, has completed the re-
quirements to earn the Girl
Scout Siver Award, the highest
achievement for scouts aged 11-
14.
Rachel's project, "Dance Your
Heart Out! Sundown Camp,"
was dedicated to teaching
Brownie and Junior Girl Scouts
the proper way to warm up and
stretch before dancing. The girls
also learned dance steps from
several genres of dance.
Rachel has been a scout for 10
years. She attends All Saints
Academy,


SPCA Plans

Adoption

Event
Polk County Society for the
Prevention of Cruelty to Animals
will hold an off-site adoption
event on Saturday, July 30, from
10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at PetCo, 4139
U.S. Hwy. 98, North in Lake-
land.
The event is designed for
those who wish to adopt an ani-
mal, but find going to the shelter
difficult.
For more information on the
event, call 646-7722.


City Swim

Lessons Set
Bartow Civic Center will hold
swimming classes on Saturdays
in August.
The classes will be held on
Aug. 6, 13, 20 and 27 from 10 to
11'a.m.
The swimming classes are of-
fered for infants and toddlers
and swimmers in levels one
through three.
The cost of the lessons is $40.
For more information or to
register, call 534-0120.

DBI Meeting
Planned Friday
A meeting of the Main Street
Bartow, Inc.. board of directors
is set Friday. Aug. 5. at 8:30 a.m.
The meeting will. be held at
the CRA/Main Street Bartow of-
fice, 100 East Main Street, Bar-
tow.. :

Achievement
Academy Sets
Meetings
Achievement Academy's ex-
ecutive committee will meet
Wednesday, Aug. 10, at 11:30
a.m.,
The board of directors will
meet Tuesday, Aug. 16, at 6 p.m.
Both meetings will be held at
Achievement Academy's Lake-
land Center, 716 East Bella
Vista Street.
For more information on the
meetings, call Claire Schwartz at,
683-6504.


Workforce
Breakfast Set
Workforce Development
Board will hold it"s annual
breakfast on Thursday, Aug. 18,
at 7:30 a.m. at the Lake Mirror
Center in Lakeland.
The breakfast will be followed
by a full board meeting.


CFRPC
Meeting Set
A meeting of the Central Flor-
ida Regional Planning Council
will be held on Wednesday, Aug.
10, at 9:30 a.m.
The meeting is: set at the
Highlands County .Health De-
partment, 7205 South George
Boulevard, Sebring;.


For more information on the
meeting, call 534-7130, ext. 103.


time to combat the stifling heat
and humidity.
"The heavy-use periods of
summer and winter are good re-
minders of why Progress Energy
is continuing to invest in power
plants, transmission lines and
the overall reliability of the elec-
tric system," said Eric Grant, di-
rector of system operations for
Progress Energy Florida. "We
want to ensure that our custom-
ers have electricity when they
need it most, and because of our
ongoing system improvements,
we do not anticipate problems
meeting the high customer de-
mand."
On Tuesday, July 5, between
4 and 5 p.m., Progress Energy
Florida customers used approxi-
mately 8,991 megawatt-hours
(MWh) of electricity, eclipsing
the former summer mark of
8,519 MWh set June 24, 2004.
The company generates power
at 14 sites in Florida, using nu-
clear fuel, coal, natural gas and
fuel oil. Progress Energy will
complete its third natural gis-
fired generating unit at the Hi-


Each of the new units will add
approximately 500 megawatts of
generation capacity, or enough
to supply electricity to about
320,000 homes and businesses.
The largest peaks in energy
use on Progress Energy Florida's
system normally occur during
the winter. Progress Energy
Florida's all-time system peak of
10,131 MWh was set Jan. 24,
2003.
Progress Energy recommends
the following tips to save money
on energy bills:
Set your thermostat on the
highest comfortable setting.
You'll save seven to 10 percent
on your cooling costs for each de-
gree above 78.
Change air conditioner fil-
ters monthly. Dirty filters can
increase operating costs by 20
percent.
Use ceiling and portable
fans to keep air moving. Fans
only use about as much energy
as a light bulb.
Close blinds, drapes and
shades during the hottest part of
the day. This keeps the sun's


Emergency Workers Welcomed
Free in August at Naples Zoo


Mr. and Mrs. Dewey Draper, 1980


Mr. and Mrs. Dewey Draper, 2005

The Drapers to Celebrate

25th Wedding Anniversary


Dewey and Peggy Draper of
Bartow will celebrate their 25th
wedding anniversary Tuesday,.
Aug. 2, 2005.
The couple married in
Bradenton, where they resided
before moving to Bartow in 198.9.
Mr. Draper is a 1977 graduate
of Southeast High School in
Bradenton. He works at Central
Florida Truss in Bartow.


Mrs. Draper is a 1981 gradu-
ate of Manatee High School in
Bradenton. She is a housewife.
The couple has four children,
Crystal, Albert, Candice, and
Andrew.
The children are planning an
anniversary party on Saturday,
July 30, at their home in Bar-
tow, with family and friends.


'Sneak Splash' Preview Starts
Friday at Cypress Gardens


The latest weapon in the bat-
tle against the summer heat ar-
rives Friday, July 29, when Cy-
press Gardens Adventure Park
opens the first attractions of
Splash Island for "Sneak
Splash," a preview of the much-
anticipated water park.
"Sneak Splash" will allow
guests to float down the crystal
clear waters of Paradise River,
more than 1,000 feet of "twist-
ing, turning lazy river fun;" con-
quer the Polynesian Adventure,
a large-interactive play structure
with more than 100 platforms,
slides, water cannons, blast
buckets, and other water fea-
tures; and go on a tubing adven-
ture on the "Tonga Tubes,"
where guests will slide down
more than four stories and
splash into the pool below.
Keep an eye out for "Kow-
abunga Bay" and "Voodoo
Plunge" in the weeks to come.
In keeping with Cypress Gar-
den Adventure Park's retro-Flor-
ida theming, Splash Island fea-
tures a Polynesian atmosphere.


The water park also will in-
clude several restaurants, such
as Volcano Jim's Snack Shack
and Tikki Bar, which will dish
up hamburgers, fries, pizza, and
other snacks.
The Kahuna Bathhouse will
be the changing and shower
area, complete with rental lock-
ers..
Construction of the water
park is being overseen by D&D
Construction of Lake Buena
Vista. Engineers for the park are
North Beach Engineering of
Jacksonville, and David May &
Associates of Winter Haven.
White Water West of Vancou-
ver, British Columbia, is supply-
ing the major components of the
attractions, and Murphy's Waves
of the United Kingdom is provid-
ing the wave generator for the
wave pool.
A date for a grand opening
celebration will be announced.

For the most news in your area
read the Democrat or Leader.


In appreciation of police,
paramedics, and firefighters,
Caribbean Gardens: The Zoo in
Naples, is offering free admis-
sion to area emergency workers
from Aug. 1-31.
Emergency workers will re-
ceive free admission to the zoo
by presenting identification from
their workplace, and adult and
child guests in their party will
receive $2 off regular zoo admis-
sion throughout the month of
August.
Guests can visit the only na-
tionally accredited zoo between


County And
School Meeting
Canceled
Polk County Board of County
Commissioners' joint work ses-
sion with the Polk County School
B. ird scheduled for Tuesday,
Aug. 2, at 9 a.mhas been can-
celed and will be rescheduled.


Tampa and Miami, where they
will explore the zoo's blend of
historic botanical garden and
rare animals. They can enjoy live
animal presentations and board
the Primate Expedition Cruise,
where they will glide by an is-
land inhabited by monkeys, le-
murs, and apes living in natural
habitats.
Gates open daily at 9:30 a.m.
Admission is $15.95 for adults
and $9.95 for children, and in-
cludes all shows and the boat
ride.


room exhaust fan to reduce hu-
midity in your home.
When possible, use your mi-
crowave or countertop appli-
ances for cooking instead of the
oven or stove.
Residents can also take ad-
vantage of Progress Energy pro-
grams designed to help custom-
ers control electricity use. Some
of these programs include:
For more information about
energy saving, customers should
visit www.progress-energy.com
or call 1-800-700-8744.


.I V preventlllon commuillil111u-y
planning partnership meeting
for areas five, six and 14 will be
held on Aug. 26, from 10 a.m. to
2 p.m.
The meeting will be held at
the Coleman Bush Building,
1104 Martin Luther King, Jr.,
Avenue, Lakeland.
For more information, call
Keith Boyd at 519-7900, ext.
1207.
For The Most News
Subscribe To The
Democrat or The Leader


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Hook Four New "People Skills"- Apply the
FISH Philosophy To Everyday Life
July 28, 5:00 PM 6:00 PM and held at the Sweet Center, 1201 First
Street, South, Winter Haven.
The FISH Philosophy is a worldwide phenomenon having taught
millions how to live better at work. This presentation takes these
techniques from the work place to the home front. See the original
Pike's Fish Market Video and then discover how to use the four
principles of Choosing to Make Today a Great Day, Playing (not
taking yourself too seriously), Being There and Making Someone's
Day at home as well as at work.
Speaker: Jeanne Gayhart Quality Improvement and Risk
Management Coordinator, Winter Haven Hospital Behavioral Health
Division

The Four Agreements
August 23, 7:00 PM and held at Winter Haven Hospital in Classroom F.
A discussion regarding the best selling book, "The Four Agreements"
by Don Miguel Ruiz. The lessons learned from this remarkable little
book can significantly and positively impact peoples' lives.
Speakers: Susan Dillon, MA, RN, CDE, Diabetes Education
Coordinator, Winter Haven Hospital, Rosemary Atkinson, RN, BSN,
PACU Manager, and Nat West Vice President, Winter Haven
Hospital

Living Life To The Fullest
August 24, 6:00 PM 7:30 PM and held at the Sweet Center, 1201
First Street, South, Winter Haven.
One of the most neglected areas of our life is our Mental Health.
Have you thought about how your thinking and attitude affect your
well being? This presentation is intended to help you explore the
meaning and purpose of your life and how this directly impacts your
health.
Speakers: Elizabeth Martin, ARNP, Winter Haven Hospital
Behavioral Health Division


Work Smart So You Can Play On Your Own Time
September 7, 4:30 PM 6:00 PM and held at the Winter Haven
Hospital Auditorium, Winter Haven.
Do you have pain in your neck or back while working? You will
learn more about ergonomics and posture and how your body
reacts to postural stressors. What you do about them can mean
more pain-free activities in your life.
Speaker: Alice Hearn, PT, Administrative Director Winter Haven
Hospital Outpatient Rehabilitation Services and Linda Rumrell,
Vocational Evaluator


Girl Talk: Gynecology and the Adolescent
September 8, 6:30 PM and held at the Regency Medical Center,
101 Avenue 0, SE, Winter Haven.
An opportunity for mothers and their teen-age daughters to
learn about female healthcare during the teen years. Includes
such issues as physical and emotional changes, the first GYN
exam, sexually transmitted diseases and preventive health.
Speaker: Eva Salomon, MD, Obstetrician Gynecologist,
Bond Clinic


Babysitting Training
August 20 or November 5, 9:00 AM 5:00 PM and held at the
Regency Medical Center Classroom.
This class teaches safety, accident prevention, handling
emergencies and how to be a responsible babysitter. For young
people ages 11-16. Space is limited, so call early. Fee: S30.00
includes course materials, snacks and beverages.
To register for this class, please call (863) 291-6705


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The Polk County Democrat


July 28, 2005


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

41 Years and Counting


Editorial





Page





'Accountability' Puts


At-Risk Schools At Risk


"Accountability" is a buzz word in
political circles that is becoming an epi-
thet in educational circles.
It is reasonable for the taxpayers,
through their elected officials, to expect
satisfactory results from the most expen-
sive single enterprise of government.
More is at stake than proper use of edu-
cation dollars; of far more importance is
the effectiveness of the educational sys-
tem in tparing studeiLs fo- success in
adulthood.
Accountability is not evil, nor is its
prime tool in Florida, the Florida
Comprehensive Assessment Test.
To the extent that the FCAT accurately
measures the mastery of academic skills
that students need for success in the
workplace or in higher education, it is a
valuable tool. The same applies to other
standardized measures of student perfor-
mance.
But there is another popular phrase
among politicians: No child left behind. It
is a concept that declares that the attitude
that there are some students who cannot
be educated or worse, who are not
worth the trouble it would take to educate
them is unacceptable. It is a demand-
ing concept, but a worthy one.
The problem comes when the two com-
mitments accountability, an tio.shild
left behind collide. -For just as there are,
overachievers in the classroom, there are
underachievers. Some simply lack the
intellectual horsepower to perform at the
same level with their peers. Others lack
the parental support or motivation need-
ed to nudge them to perform to their
potential.
Schools can and do create special pro-
grams and assemble motivated faculties
to work with at-risk students. Among the
most successful is the Gause-Riverside'
Academy, whose students have among
the highest test scores in the state. The
faculty has established high expectations,.
and the students have met them. ::
Not every at-riskschool is as fortunate.
The Bartow Charter School at, Bartow
High School, a school-Within-a-school
which targeted students who were at risk
of not graduating, had its plug pulled this
month under state regulations which
require the closing of charter schools with
two consecutive 'years of failing grades.


That standard views every half-filled
glass as half-empty. When some but
not all students who were headed
toward probable failure make the turn
toward success, we would view the half-
filled glass as half-full.
At Bartow High School, Asst. Principal
Art Martinez established Bartow Charter
School, and by all accounts, the school
was succeeding. Martinez hoped to have
four years to show that at-risk freshmen
could become successful seniors. But the
one-size-fits-all grading standard for
Florida schools insisted on success in two
years.
Fortunately, the at-risk program at
Bartow High will be reorganized and
brought into the mainstream curriculum.
Students who need extra help will still get
it. Whether that will be as effective as the
Bartow Charter School approach remains
to be seen.
We have said before, and we say again,
that the Legislature needs to recognize
that in education, as in life, one size does
not fit all.
Granted, there is always the potential
for abuse of the system by shuffling stu-
dents from mainstream schools into at-
risk programs to artificially raise the
scores achieved by the former. Polk
County successfully defended itself
against allegations that it did just that a
year or two ago.
If that is indeed a problem, the solution
is to direct attention at the abuses, not to
penalize at-risk programs.
In some cases, a half-filled glass really is
half-full, not half-empty. Florida's educa-
tional accountability programs should
make the distinction.


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ADVENTURES AND MISADVENTURES / BY PAT BLAKE SIMS

In Praise of Popsicles


II have just' re-discovered'
Popsicles and they are still a treat
on a blazing hot day.
The weather here has been hot
enough to make you lose your
temper and sanity. I was standing
in front of the frozen desserts yes-
terday at the grocery store, read-
ing the labels on ice cream
brands, and right before my eyes,
there was 'a bright yellow box
that contained 24 Popsicles. They
looked extra good and to make
them look even'better, they con-'
tained no sugar. No sugar has
been my favorite ingredient for
years.
Those Popsicles really took me
back. The first time I remember
Popsicles was when I was in the
fifth grade in Zephyrhills, Fla. We
had just moved there and I hadn't
met anyone that I would go to
school with, because it was in the
Summer.
Popsicles came in the same fla-
vors that were in the box -
orange, grape and cherry, and I
believe they also came in lime. I


'know they came in banana,
because that's the flavor I was
enjoying when I won a prize.
I couldn't believe that I had
won a prize because I didn't feel
lucky, moving, to Zephyrhills in
the heat of the Florida Summer,
not knoi in g anyone. I had
enrolled in Vacation Bible School
at the Baptist Church and I liked
that because all the kids went
barefooted. I don't remember
what we did at Vacation Bible
School, but I sure do remember
what I did on the last day. I
stepped in a nest of yellow jack-
ets!
Yellow Jackets are not friendly
insects. They stung my bare feet
and I leaped and yelled all the
way home. It felt like my feet
were on fire.
Sneaky devils they built
their nests in the grass, just hang-
ing around waiting for someone
'in'bare feet to come along.
My father went to the drug-
Sstore to get a yellow jacket reme-
dy and discovered Popsicles.


They evidently had just come on
the market. They contained
sugar, and the one he brought me
Twas banana flavored. It really
tasted like a banana. I forgot all
about the yellow jacket bites on
my feet and legs.
And then, wonder of wonders,
I won a prize! When I had fin-
ished the popsicle, I looked at the
stick and it said, "You have won a
prize!" I forgot all about the yel-
low jackets and rushed to the
drugstore to find out what the
prize was. The pharmacist said
that I was the first one who had
won a prize, and it was a bracelet.
He clasped it on my wrist and I
felt like the queen of Lower
Tasmania.
Unfortunately, after I had
worn it for a week, it made a
green ring around my wrist. I
wore it anyway. I wonder what-
ever happened to it.
Those Popsicles really take me
back. I am going to keep a box in
the freezer. Who knows? I could
get lucky again.


On Monday evening, I turned
to my friend Mary and said:
"Today is July 25. Do you remem-
ber the significance of that date?"
"The day you got out of the
Army?"
"That's it."
It was a point of pride with me
not to be unemployed, so on the
following day, July 26, 1964, I
started to work at The Polk
County Democrat.
My career actually began at
the age of 12, as a carrier boy.
From there I advanced to route
foreman, responsible for our 12
kids on bicycles who delivered
the paper, and later to Summer
fill-in reporter and apprentice
printer.
My weekly newspaper career
resumed as managing editor of
The Democrat after four years in
college and two years in the
active Army.
We were still located in The
Record Building, which took its
name from The Polk County
Record, the competing publica-
tion which our family purchased
in 1946. (I was 5 years old at the
time, and do not recall being con-
sulted.)
Type was set on two Linotype
machines, one lead slug line of
type at a time. All wedding and
engagement headlines were set in
handset type, a more elaborate
typeface than we had on the


Linotypes. Our original
Our society editor, Betsy first one we ev
Ravenel, had to keep track of had three uni
how many capital M's and W's print 12 pages
she used. If Miss Williams faster than its
Married Mr. Mullins at First sor, and the no
Methodist Church in a Weekend sewing machi
Wedding, we were in trouble, press.
We printed on an eight-page Our first cc
I Goss flatbed press, which had a setting system
maximum speed of 3,600 papers paper. It was
per hour, one paper per second. sive.
My first "desk" was a folding With the s
aluminum table, which sufficed graphic paper
until we moved into our "new" make the con'
office (a building built as a livery writer system
stable in 1908) on Sept. 19, 1964. paper.
With that move, we installed a Our current
16-page Goss tubular press, tem is the firs
which we purchased from the make up ent
Winter Haven News-Chief. It had computer score,
been part of the 32-page press on pagination.
which the Orlando Sentinel had In 1997, wi
been printed years earlier. It was printing unit,
far faster and decidedly noisier to 16-page cap
than the flatbed press, printed And in Mar
twice as many pages in a press a dedicated
run, and gave us the ability to "Dedicated" r
print spot color (meaning black not give us the
and one other color), though the black only; w
color quality was unimpressive, color (full colo
Our biggest change in technol- page, spot col(
ogy came with our conversion to we can let it s
offset printing in 1971. Offset dust. Every iss
gives markedly better print qual- has full color.
ity, especially in photographs, Back in 196S
and makes possible the use of Meade edition
computerized typesetting equip- into The Fort
ment. 1995, we cre;


a1 offset press (the
er purchased new)
ts, allowing us to
. It was somewhat
16-page predeces-
ise was more like a
ine than a letter-

omputerized type-
used photographic
good, but expen-

savings in photo-
, we were able to
version to a laser-
that used plain

.t typesetting sys-
t that allows us to
ire pages from a
en, a system called

e bought a fourth
getting us back up
city.
ch 2003, we bought
four-color unit.
neans that it does
option of printing
*e can either print
r on one side of the
or on the other) or
it there and gather
ue we publish now

9, we started a Fort
n, which evolved
Meade Leader. In
ated Polk County


Times, a free-circulation tabloid
newspaper distributed to more
than 10,000 county government
and schpol board employees each
month. And in 1998, we bought
The Lake Wales News.
We now publish a "weekly"
newspaper five days a week
(Bartow and Fort Meade twice a
week, Lake Wales once a week).
In 2000, we launched our first
two Internet websites,
PolkCountyDemocrat.com and
LakeWalesNews.com, and in
2003, we added our third website,
FortMeadeLeader.com. In 41
years of newspaper management,
I have learned many ways to both
make and lose money in this
business. On-line publishing is by
far the most high tech way to lose
money that our industry has yet
devised.
Some day, it will come around.
I keep telling myself that.
We've come a long way since
The Democrat published its first
issue on Aug. 28, 1931. We've
enjoyed a lot of successes, and
made a few mistakes. Okay, more
than a few.
And somewhere around here
is that folding aluminum table
that was my first desk. If I ever
retire, maybe they'll let me set it
up in a corner. In any event, that
won't happen soon.


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


Fifty Years Ago
Martin Graff Myers; 98, a resi-
dent of Connersville for the past
30 years, died early yesterday in
the small frame home he built for
himself after he was 85, behind
the residence of Mr. and Mrs. Jack
Blocker, who have cared for him
for a number of years. He had
been ill only a short time.
County Judge Chester M.
Wiggins took office Saturday as
president of the Florida County
Judges Assn. He has been a mem-
ber of the organization for about
25 years and previously has held
the offices of secretary and trea-
surer.
Page 1 headline: "IMCC Urges
Strikers To Settle Dispute; AAC
Offer Rejected by Union;
Workers' Cars Shotgunned"
Forty-Five Years Ago
Five days after a wildcat strike
of Local 613 members began at
IMCC's Bonnie plant, some 1,000
men are idle; strikers are picket-
ing all IMCC operations, despite
a court order forbidding picket-
ing; supervisors are keeping the
plant in operation; and a court
hearing is scheduled for tomor-
row.
Pickets have been removed
from all IMCC operations except
the Bonnie plant, where a wildcat
strike began 10 days ago. The
1,000 idle men have dwindled to
about 200. Workers are returning
to the Bonnie plant, joining
supervisors from other IMCC
plants, have raised the total at


work there to more than 400,
exceeding the 290 workers ordi-
narily on the job there.
Forty Years Ago
Ben Walker of Bartow, a new-
comer in international competi-
tion, placed third in the World
Archery Championship, which
ended Friday in Valestraas,
Sweden. He was a member of the
United States men's team, which
won the team title over Finland.
In the third day's shooting,
Walker set a new world record of
581 at 70 meters.
Miss Mary Mosel Preston, 84, a
citrus grower and a pioneer in
Polk County home demonstra-
tion work, died Tuesday at her
home in Auburndale after a
lengthy illness.
Seeking to avoid the imposi-
tion of sanctions and generally to
promote peace between school
teachers and administrators,
leaders of both interests met for
private talks yesterday morning.
Spokesmen later told The
Democrat the meeting was hope-
ful.
Thirty-Five Years Ago
Three juveniles, including a
14-year-old girl from Winter
Haven, are among the 20 persons-
arrested since July 10 by sheriff's
deputies in a drive against drug
abuse. The 14-year-old is charged
with two sales of LSD.
Jean R. Terry of Bartow has
been named general manager of
W.R. Grace & Co.'s phosphate
and NPK operations, effective


immediately.
The school board's plan to con-
vert West Bartow Elementary
School to an all-sixth-grade
school, with students presently
attending West Bartow reas-
signed to Floral Avenue
Elementary, was approved
Monday with little comment by
attorneys for the federal govern-
ment. Formal approval by the
federal court is expected within a
few days. West Bartow
Elementary currently is a pre-
dominantly Negro "walk-in"
school.
Thirty Years Ago
Bartow teens make news:
Annie Lett, who has consistently
been breaking swimming records
in the 13-14 age division, has
qualified for the 1975 National
Junior Olympics long course
championship to be held -in
Ithaca, N.Y. She is the first Bartow
swimmer ever to tlualify for the
NJO. Patti Blount, 17-year-old
Bartow High School senior, will
compete in the national finals of
the fourth annual Miss National
Teenager Pageant in Atlanta. She
was selected as Miss Florida
Teenager at state finals held in
January.
In the fifth year of his term as
U. S. senator, Lawton Chiles told
a packed house at the Bartow
civic center this morning that he
will stick to his $10-a-person
campaign contribution limit as he
asks Floridians to "renew my
contract" for a second term.


James E. Stephens, a retired
Bartow school man, was sworn in
Monday night as chairman of the
board of trustees of Polk
Community College. Stephens
was principal of Union Academy
from 1938 to 1969, and a faculty
member of Bartow schools from
Jan. 4, 1937, until his retirement
on June 30, 1971.
Twenty-Five Years Ago
A 66-year-old Bartow man was
hit on the head and robbed of
$1,500 by two men who gave him
a ride home from a bar Saturday
night.
Bernadine Spanjers announced
at a press conference Wednesday
that she will resign from school
board District 4, thereby clarify-
ing "this error of 17 years ago
(which) was not mine but rests on
the shoulders of those who certi-
fy candidates for elective office."
Bartowans will be able to start
buying gasohol today for approx-
imately the same price as unlead-
ed gasoline at the Fina station on
West Main Street.
Stark Ginn retired from county
government Wednesday in the
same manner he served quiet-
ly. He was a deputy clerk of cir-
cuit court for 16 years, the last 10
as chief deputy. County commis-
sioners presented him with a res-
olution hailing his "kindness and
fundamental decency" and cred-
iting him for "good relationship
between the board and the clerk."


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July 28, 2005 The Polk County Democicr, A


Obituaries


From The Fort Meade Self-Employed Floridians Qualify

Historical Museum For Health Coverage During August


Willie Mae McCall


Willie Mae
McCall
Willie Mae McCall, 80, of
Mulberry, died Thursday, July
21, 2005, at Good Shepherd Hos-
pice at Palm Terrace.
Ms. McCall was born Oct. 10,
1924, in Anderson, S.C.
She was a homemaker.
She is survived by two daugh-
ters, Evelyn Knight of Mulberry
and Altamease Williams of
Elizabeth, N.J.; three step-sis-
ters, Alameater' Mitchell,
Sylvene Williams, and Annie
Mae Howard, all of Mulberry; 12
grandchildren; and 25 great-
grandchildren.
Visitation: Friday, July 29,
from 3 to 8 p.m., at Gause Fu-
neral Home in Bartow."
The funeral: Saturday, July
30, at 2 p.m., at Shiloh Mission-
ary Baptist Church in Fuller
Heights.
Interment: Laurel Hill Ceme-
tery, Fuller Heights.


Pearl T.
Greer
Pearl T. Greer, 89, of Fort
Meade, died Tuesday, July 26,
2005, in Winter Haven.
Born in Gardner, Fla., on
March 12, 1916, Mrs. Greer
moved to Fort Meade 60 years
ago.
She was a homemaker and a
member of First Presbyterian
Church in. Fort Meade; She was
a member of the American Le-
gion Auxiliary and the Fort
Meade Garden Club.
Mrs. Greer was preceded in
death by her husband, Thomas
A. Greer; and one daughter, Bet-
tye Greer Weisel.
She is survived by one son,
Dolph Greer of Fort Meade; one
daughter, Sandy Burkholder of
Tallahassee; one sister, Lucille
Byrd of Montevallo, Ala.; one
brother, O.J. Tooke of Dunedin;
six grandchildren; five great-
grandchildren; one niece; and
two nephews.
Visitation: Friday, July 29,
from 9 to 10:30 a.m., at Moody-
Brant Funeral Chapel in Fort.
Meade.
The funeral will follow Friday
at 10:30 a.m. at Evergreen
Cemetery, Fort Meade.


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 first husband, Jo-
seph Ieen; her second husband,
Charlie Brown; and her son, Ce-
cil 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.

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Elizabeth L. Reeves


Elizabeth L.
Reeves
Elizabeth L. Reeves, 80, of
Bartow, died of cancer Monday,
July 25, 2005, at Good Shepherd
Hospice in Auburndale.
Born March 12, 1925, in Rum-
sey, Ky., Ms. Reeves moved to
Bartow 12 years ago.
She was a nurse's aide, and a
member of First Baptist Church
of Bartow.
She is survived by two daugh-
ters, Wanda Lee Waltz of Bartow
and Jessie Carol Conkright of
Louisville, Ky.; one son, Larry S.
Talley of Herndon, Pa.; six
grandchildren; eight great-
grandchildren; and three great-
great-grandchildren.
Arrangements: Whidden-
McLean Funeral Home in Bar-
tow.


Nadine Myers "Dee" Bandy

Nadine Myers
'Dee' Bandy
Nadine Myers "Dee" Bandy,
87, of Franklin, N.C., formerly of
Bartow, died of respiratory fail-
ure Wednesday, July 27, 2005,
at Angel Medical Center in
Franklin.
Born in Valdosta, Ga., on Jan.
12, 1918, Mrs. Bandy moved to
Franklin from Bartow 10 years
ago.
She was a homemaker, and a
Catholic.
Mrs. Bandy was preceded in
death by her first husband,
Chester Myers; and her son,
Chester Myers, Jr.
She is survived by her hus-
band, Curtis Bandy; one daugh-
ter, Betty Dean Myers of Or-
lando; one sister, Ethel Putnam
of Sarasota; one grandson, Wren
Wade of Orlando; one grand-
daughter, Amanda Dean Hoff-
man of Casselberry; and one
great-grandson, Jacob Hoffman
of Casselberry.
The funeral: Saturday, July
30, at 10 a.m., at Wildwood
Cemetery in Bartow, with Rev.
Robert Kurber officiating.
Arrangements: Whidden-
McLean Funeral Home of Bar-
tow.


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A state without some means of
change is without the means of
its conservation.
-Edmund Burke
***




Tax

(Continued from Page 1A)
last year's 7.727.
That one mill is for' trans-
portation funding, something no
one spoke against at the meeting.
Wednesday's action did not set
the taxes in concrete, but set
those rates as the ones that will
be considered at two public hear-
ings in September. At those hear-
ings, the rates may be reduced,
but not increased.
Public hearings are planned
for Sept. 8 and 15.


Lieutenant Carlton


By LETA WRIGHT

I have just returned from a
trip to North Carolina, and I
tried every way to box up some
of that cool air to bring home,
but it didn't work.
I was in the Highlands,
Waynesville, Cherokee and Mag-
gie Valley area and it was beau-
tiful.
As I went from shop to shop in
Highlands, I wished that Fort
Meade had little gift shops like
that. The sidewalks were full of
people as well as the stores.
I go down to the Fort Meade
Historical Museum every day to
see the progress of the workman-
ship on the renovation. The elec-
tricians were there, so that's an-
other step towards completion.
Today is another chapter of
the history series of Fort Meade.
Capt. Sam Hope, who was a
veteran of the Indian War, in an
interview in 1905, gives the fol-
lowing account of a fight near
Fort, Meade.
"At that time (1856) the set-
tlers in what is now Polk County
had gathered in forts and block
houses for protection from the
Indians; but an old Indian
fighter, named Willoughbly Til-
lis, had refused to come into the
fort at Fort Meade, preferring to
take his chances on his place
near town.
"On June 14, 1856, the old,
man was attacked by a small
band of Indians, who finding his
fire too deadly, finally withdrew
to a neighboring fence corner.
"At this juncture, Lieut. Carl-
tonl, who had heard the firing at
the fort, came up. He had with
him four men William
Parker, Lott Whidden, John
Henry Hollingsworth, and a man
whose name I have forgotten.
"Disregarding Tillis' warning,
the little party from the fort


closed in upon the Indians. In
the melee, Carlton Parker and
Whidden were all killed, while
Hollingsworth was severely
wounded. The fifth man escaped
without a scratch.
"Capt. Hope, in describing the
details of this skirmish, said that
before Carlton and his brave
companions fell, they managed
to lay violent hands upon one In-
dian brave, whose throat they
cut from ear to ear.
"Such was life in Florida in
the days of old.
"There -also is a record of the
killing by the Indians of George
Howell and Robert Prine in a
battle on June 6, 1856.
"The old fort and barracks
were demolished about the year
1890, and an attractive resi-
dence and fine orange grove, con-
stituting the home of L.A. Mor-
gan, occupy the site of those
early fortifications. Soon after
the erection of the fort, settlers
began making their homes near
about,. and the town of Fort
Meade sprang into existence,
and for many years was an im-
portant trading post for that sec-
tion of the country.
"It is probable that a few set-
tlers located in the vicinity of the
fort came back and brought
his family to the surroundings to
which he had become familiar.
The first settler of whom records
have been found was Capt. La-
nier, who was on the ground in
1851."
This series is taken from the
book "History of Polk County
Florida," owned by Nat J. Patter-
son.
Since- I cannot get to any of
the stored records or pictures at
the museum, these articles may
appear without pictures. I'm'
sorry about that, as pictures al-
ways tell a good story.


Country Star Toby Keith

Performing In Tampa Aug. 6


Country music star Toby
Keith will bring his "Big Throw-
down II" Tour to Tampa Satur-
day, Aug. 6.
The concert will be held at the
Ford Amphitheater at the Flor-
ida State Fairgrounds, beginning
at 7 p.m.
Keith was the 2003 and 2004
Academy of Country Music En-
tertainer of the Year, and was
named the most successful couil-
try artist of the new century by
United Stations Radio Networks.
He was the number one concert
ticket seller in country music in
2002, according to Pollstar.
Rounding out the tour will be


performances by country song-
bird Lee Ann Womack, a five-
time Academy of Country Music
award-winner, and newcomer
Shooter Jennings, son of Jessi
Colter and the late Waylon Jen-
nings, Whose first single "Fourth
of July" was released in April.
Tickets are $59.75 for re-
served seating, and $24.75 for
festival lawn.
Tickets may be purchased on-
line at www.cellardoor.com; at
all Ticketmaster outlets, includ-
ing FYE and Spec's Music; or by
phone at 813-287-8844, 727-898-
2100, or 407-839-3900.


Passport Registration

Set At Polk Community


Online Passport registration
for Polk Community College's
fall term is currently in progress
and will continue throughout
July and August.
New and returning students
should register early to make
certain they get the classes they
need.
Last year, more than half of
PCC's students registered via
the Internet.
Continuing and new student,
who have met with an academic
advisor can register at www.
polk.edu/learn.
In person registration will be
held through Friday, Aug. 12,


from 8:30 a.m. to 7 p.m., Monday
through Thursdays, and 8:30
a.m. to 5 p.m. on Fridays.
Last regular registration will
be held on Aug. 16, from 8:30
a.m. to 7 p.m. on both campuses.
Term one classes will begin on
Aug. 22. The traditional term
will end on .Dec. 9.
For more registration infor-
mation, call 669-2305.


Self-employed Floridians in.
need of health insurance can ob-
tain it through an open enroll-
ment period during the month of
August, according Florida's
Chief Financial Officer Tom Gal-
lagher.
The open enrollment period
requires insurance companies
and Health Maintenance Or-
ganizations (HMOs) to offer ap-
plications for coverage to the
self-employed on a guaranteed-
issue basis from Aug. 1 to Aug.
31 each year, with a plan start
date of Oct. 1.
The open enrollment period
enables individuals without
health coverage to obtain insur-
ance.
Additionally, it provides
Floridians that currently have
health coverage the opportunity
to switch to another insurance
plan.
"We need to get the word out
that the window of opportunity
only comes once a year for the
self-employed seeking guaran-
teed-issue health coverage," Gal-
lagher said. "We want to help en-


Corporate College Offers

A Variety Of Classes


Polk Community College's
Corporate College has set a vari-
ety of classes.
Word Level 3 July 30, 8:30
a.m. to 4:30 p.m. This class will
offer information about the Mail
Merge Wizard, using forms,
tracking changes in a document
and using Word to create web
pages. The course fee is $96.
Elementary Age Child Care -
July 30 and Aug. 6, 8:30 a.m. to
1:30 p.m. This is a Florida state-
mandated class for childcare pro-
fessions in Polk, Hardee and
Highlands counties. The class
will offer information about
teacher interaction, appropriate
curriculum and child growth and
development. The fee for the
class is $35.
Microsoft Excel Level 1 -
Aug. 6, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
This class offers information on
using Excel and worksheets. The
fee for this course is $159.
Introductory Child Care
Aug. 8, 9, 11, 15, 16 and 18, 6
to 9:30 p.m. This class is re-
quired for all child care person-
nel. The course covers state and
local regulations for child care,
health, safety and nutrition, re-
porting abuse and neglect and
child growth and development.
The fee for the class is $65.
Behavioral Observation and
Screening in Child Care Aug.
6 and 13, 8:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
The course is required for all
child care personnel and direc-
tors who work in a facility. The
class will offer information on
observing children, appropriate
referral and reporting, strategies
for communicating with parents
and other information. The fee
for the class is $35.
Developing High Performance
- Aug. 12, 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. This
class will offer information on
coaching team members to cre-
ate more time for responsibilities
and taking on more responsibili-
ties.
Maintaining MS Windows

Bartow Library
Offering
Internet Usage
Classes
Bartow Public Library is of-
fering a series of free classes in
August on internet usage.
The classes, taught by Linda
Young, are demonstration only
and hand outs will be provided.
Registration is not required.
Introduction to the Internet:
Thursday, Aug. 4, 10 to 11 a.m.
This class offers information on
the history of the Internet, ter-
minology, browsing, searching
and how to get connected.
Using E-mail on the Inter-
net: Thursday, Aug. 18, 10-11
a.m. Learn how to read and com-
pose mail, delete messages, use
the address book, send attach-
ments and how to open attach-
ments.
Searching the Internet:
Thursday, Aug. 25, 10-11 a.m.
Will discuss Internet search
techniques, search engines, re-
fining your search, saving and
downloading from the Internet.
The Bartow Public Library is
located at 2150 South Broadway,
and can be reached at 534-0131.


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Server 2003 Environment -
Aug. 13, 14 and 20, 8:30 a.m. to
4:30 p.m. This course will offer
information on managing device
drivers, hard disks, data storage,
disaster recovery and maintain-
ing software. The fee for the
course is $900.
Network Troubleshooting -
Aug. 13, 14, 20, 21 and 27, 8:30
a.m. to 4:30 p.m. The class will
offer an introduction to network-
ing, network protocols, hardware
and implementing and manag-
ing networks. The fee for the
class is $1,250.
All classes will be held on the
Lakeland campus. For informa-
tion, call 669-2326.


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status. Companies that write
coverage for individuals are re-
quired to offer only basic or stan-
dard plans.
With the passage of the Af-
fordable Healthcare for Floridi-
ans Act last year, coverage op-
tions for employers include
health savings accounts (HSAs)
and health reimbursement ar-
rangements (HRAs). HSAs,
which operate like Individual
Retirement Accounts (IRAs), al-
low people to save their own
money in a tax-free account for
use on health related expenses.
If the money is not spent, it
will roll over annually and con-
tinue to accumulate until the
policyholder is age 65 at which
time the money can be used for
any purpose.
"These accounts will help
Floridians pay for out-of-pocket
health costs with pre-tax dollars
and empower them to make wise
financial decisions about their
medical care," said Gallagher,
who co-chaired the Governor's
Task Force that suggested many
of the new choices.
"These accounts will not only
help lower overall costs in the
market, but they provide Floridi-
ans seeking health care coverage
another option. Additionally,
young, healthy individuals who
so often choose to go without in-
surance will be more inclined to
purchase this type of coverage.
The goal is to provide all Floridi-
ans access to affordable health
care."
Self-employed Floridians who
apply for coverage must show
certain documentation verifying
that they are operating an active
business, including tax forms, li-
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receipts.
To request a free copy of a
health insurance consumer
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A BLUE RIBBON WAS CUT on this Tuesday, July 19, officially
recognizing the grand reopening of the Polk County Government
Lake Wales Branch Office. Weilding the scissors are Tax Collector
Joe G. Tedder (left), along with Clerk of Court Richard Weiss, and
Lake Wales City Commissioner Terrye Howell. (Photo provided)


Consumers Warned of

Legal Compliance Scams


BARTOW CHAMBER Committee of 100 Task
Force members (from left) Brian Strout, Clear
Springs Land Co., LLC, and Jim Duane, Commu-
nity Redevelopment Agency, help Bo Raulerson of


Bartow Christian Books and Gifts pull the win-
ning entries for the $50 downtown shopping
sprees on July 21. (Chamber photos)


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DOWNTOWN DOLLAR winners Annette
Figueroa, Aaron Helms, and K.C. Pittman arrive


at the Bartow Chamber of Commerce to pick up
their "loot" of $50 each.


Five Win In Downtown Dollars Final Drawing


Five winners' names were
pulled from the barrel for the
Downtown Dollars shopping
spree in -the final week of the
promotion.
The shopping sprees were de-
vised by, the Greater Bartow
Chamber of Commerce's Com-
mittee of 100 to assist downtown
retailers affected by, the
strpetscaping project and last,
month's fire that destroyed'
buildings in the 200-block sec-
tion.
Winners of the July 21 draw-
ing were Corine Head, Harold
Armstrong, K.C. Pittman, Aaron


Helms, and Annette Figueroa.
Each of the winners received
$50 in "Downtown Dollars" to
spend at any of the downtown
retailers.
"I've already got what I want
picked out," Mrs. Pittman said.
"I'm going to Bartow Christian


Books and Gifts to spend mine."
The final drawing was held at
the Christian book store with Bo
Raulerson, owner, drawing the
winning names.
For more information, call the
Greater Bartow Chamber of
Commerce at 533-7125.


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A warning has been issued by
Attorney General Charlie Crfst
to all Florida consumers, par-
ticularly business owners, alert-
ing them to a new trend in de-
ceptive marketing practices.
Some out-of-state companies
have recently targeted Florida
businesses in a bid to sell serv-
ices purportedly designed to help
them comply with legal require-
ments in Florida. These services,
,which often are offered in offi-
cial-looking solicitations, are of-
ten unnecessary or can be com-
pleted for free elsewhere.
"The most important thing for
Florida consumers is to be aware
that these scams exist," said
Crist. "These companies mas-
querade as government agencies
to deceive Florida businesses
that wish to comply with the
law.
"Anyone receiving these de-
mands should report them im-
mediately."
Over the past several months,
the Attorney General's Office
has received numerous com-


plaints against several of these
companies. Last week the Attor-
ney General settled a lawsuit
against one such company, Cor-
porate Compliance Center, over
allegations that the company
misled Florida businesses relat-
ing to the sale of corporate min-
utes reports. Two other compa-
nies, Corporate Minutes Compli-
ance Service and Corporate Min-
ute Services, were prevented
from operating in Florida when
the Attorney General's Office
threatened litigation.
Crist advised consumers to
examine all notices carefully, es-
pecially those that come from
outside the state and offer fee-
based services to comply with
Florida laws. Businesses and in-
dividual consumers are advised
to check with the Florida De-
partment of State if they suspect
a notice they received is not from
official sources.
The Attorney General's Fraud
Hotline is 1-866-9-NO-SCAM (1-
866-966-7226).


USDA Extends FSA County
Committee Nomination Period


USDA has extended the dead-
line to nominate eligible candi-
dates to serve on USDA Farm
Service Agency (FSA) county
committees to Aug. 15, an-
nounced Kevin Kelley, Florida
executive director for USDA's
Farm Service Agency.
The nomination deadline was
previously scheduled for Aug. 1.
"Our goal is to have as many
eligible candidates nominated to
serve on FSA county committees
as possible, especially minorities
and women," Kelley said. "This
two-week extension will give
USDA personnel, community-
based groups, farmer organiza-
tions, and others more time to
continue their outreach efforts so
FSA county committees can
truly reflect America's agricul-
tural landscape."
Committees apply their judg-
ment and knowledge to make de-
cisions on county commodity
price-support loan eligibility, es-
tablishment of allotments and
yields, conservation programs,
disaster programs, employment,
and other farm program-related
issues.
Individuals may nominate
themselves or others as a candi-
date. In addition, eligible candi-


dates can be nominated by com-
munity-based and other organi-
zations in the county where the
election is being held before the
close of the nomination period,
especially groups representing
socially disadvantaged farmers
or ranchers.
Nominations and elections are
open to all eligible candidates
and voters without regard to
race, color, religion, nation ori-
gin, age, sex, marital status, or
disability.
The nomination form (FSA-
669A) is available at USDA
Service Centers and online at:
http://www.fsa.usda.gov/pas/pub-
lications/elections.
Producers should keep in
mind several important dates re-
garding the upcoming county
committee elections. Producers
can request, fill out, and submit
nomination forms up to Aug. 15.
Ballots will be mailed to eligible
voters by Nov. 4. The deadline to
return ballots is Dec. 5. Elected
committee members and alter-
nates take office on Jan. 1, 2006.
For more information about
FSA county committees, visit a
local USDA Service Center or
visit the website listed above.


WINTER HAVEN Chesa-
peake Utilities Corporation has
announced that Richard S. Kal-
mas has joined its subsidiary,
Peninsula Energy Services Com-
pany, Inc. (PESCO), as general
manager.
PESCO markets natural gas
to commercial and industrial
customers throughout the state
of Florida.
In his new role, Kalmas will
be responsible for the daily op-
erations conducted within PE-
SCO, including evaluating all
business development, supervis-
ing personnel, and managing op-
erational issues.
He also will be responsible for
identifying and capitalizing on
the unregulated business oppor-
tunities available to PESCO.
"This area is exploding with
commercial, industrial, and resi-
dential developments," Kalmas
said. "There are tremendous op-
portunities on every corner, and
I am excited to lead PESCO in
capturing a large part of this
growth."
Prior to joining PESCO, Kal-
mas started 2K Energy Consult-
ing Services, providing energy
consulting services for clients on


midwest and national market
and regulatory issues.
Prior to starting this com-
pany, Kalmas held various
managerial positions for more
than 20 years at NiSource, Inc./
Northern Indiana Public Serv-
ices Company (NIPSCO), includ-
ing commodity and transmission
service manager; Crossroads
pipeline general manager; major
accounts director and gas supply
manager; and regulatory and
pipeline affairs manager.
Originally from the Indiana
area, Kalmas is a graduate of In-
diana State University with a
bachelor's degree in economics
and business management.








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Christian Books and Gifts.


Greater Bartow Chamber of
Commerce's Fun Thursday/
Business After Hours event was
held July 14, at Bartow Chevro-
let Company, commemorating
the 15th anniversary of the deal-
ership.
Fifteen years ago, Robin
Wickman and'Ernest Smith of
Bartow Ford established the
businesses. Wickman bought out
Smith's interests in the dealer-
ship a few years later.
Almost 150 business leaders
attended the event, which fea-
tured many door prizes including
12 miniature collectible cars and
trucks made by Chevrolet.
A door prize of a large gift
basket donated by Blessings Gift
Baskets and Apparel was won by
city manager Joe DeLegge.
The Greater Bartow Chamber
of Commerce Fun Thursday /
Business After Hours is an event
designed to promote networking
among Chamber members.
Bartow Chevrolet Company is
located at 1475 West Main
Street. For more information
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Women Most Fear Heart

Disease, Study Finds


Women's fear of heart disease
has almost doubled since 2002,
but breast cancer remains the
single most feared disease, ac-
cording to a new survey commis-
sioned by the Society for
Women's Health Research and
released today.
Fear of HIV and AIDS has de-
clined, although AIDS cases in
U.S. women increased an esti-
mated 15 percent between 1999
and 2003, compared to a one per-
cent increase in men.
The other notable change cen-
ters on Alzheimer's disease,
where 4.6 percent of women fear
it most, compared to 2.8 percent
in 2002.
"Women increasingly recog-
nize that heart disease is the
biggest health threat they face
over the course of their life,"
Phyllis Greenberger, president
and CEO of the Society for
Women's Health Research, said.
"Through improved research, in-
creased advocacy and better
news reporting, women and their
health care providers are getting
the message that heart disease
is the number one killer of
women.
"Although heart disease
strikes women later in life than
men, there are steps we can take
at all ages to reduce our risk,
such as exercise and proper diet,
as well as recognize and treat
the condition when it develops."
Heart disease kills 500,000
American women each year,
which is more than 50,000 more
women than men.
It strikes women on average
10 years later than men. Women
are more likely than men to have
a second heart attack within a
year of the first one.
Of more than 1,000 adult U.S.
women surveyed, 9.7 percent list
heart disease, which includes


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heart attack, hypertension, and
other heart-related disease ex-
cept stroke, as the disease they
fear most.
That is almost double the 5.3
percent noted in an identical
2002 Society survey.
More than twice as many
women, 22.1 percent, say they
most fear breast cancer, which is
virtually unchanged from the
previous survey (22.4 percent).
All cancer responses combined
totaled 57.1 percent. Ovarian
cancer (2.7 percent) was the sec-
ond most feared cancer, followed
by lung cancer (2.4 percent).
"While the risk of breast can-
cer should not be diminished,"
Greenberger said, "women need
to know that lung cancer actu-
ally kills more, claiming the lives
of almost 70,000 American
women each year."
Only 9.3 percent of women
say they most fear HIV and
AIDS, which is down from 11.3
percent in 2002. HIV and AIDS
is the most feared disease among
African American women, but
fear of it has dropped from 34.1
to 29.3 percent.
That drop may be tied to
black women's increased fear oif
heart disease, which has tripled
from 2.7 to 8.4 percent. Fear of
AIDS in the South (8.8 percent)
and West (7.7 percent) is below
the national average (9.3 per-
cent).
"The Centers for Disease Con-
trol recently reported that
women in the South make up 76
percent of new HIV infections in
the U.S., but they represent just
30 percent of the nation's popu-
lation," Greenberger said. "Our
survey should strengthen calls
for greater education on HIV and
AIDS and greater access to
care."


Nellie Tayloe Ross was the first
woman governor in the United
States, serving as governor of
Wyoming from 1925 to 1927.


July 28, 2005 The Polk County Democrat


PUBLIC NOTICES


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF
FLORIDA IN AND FOR POLK
COUNTY
MORTGAGE ELECTRONIC REG-
ISTRATION SYSTEMS, INC. ("
MERS") AS NOMINEE FOR CEN-
TRAL MORTGAGE COMPANY,
Plaintiff,
vs.
THE UNKNOWN SPOUSE,
BENEFICIARIES, HEIRS, DEVI-
SEES, GRANTEES, ASSIGNEES,
LIENORS, CREDITORS, TRUS-
TEES AND ALL OTHER PARTIES
CLAIMING AN INTEREST BY,
THROUGH, UNDER OR
AGAINST THE DON C. LAW
REVOCABLE LIVING TRUST
DATED 9/20/01; WATERWAY
VILLAGE ASSOCIATION, INC.;
MERITOR SAVINGS, FA;
UNITED STATES OF AMERICA
DEPARTMENT OF TREASURY;
STATE OF FLORIDA DEPART-
MENT OF REVENUE; THE DON
C. LAW REVOCABLE LIVING
TRUST DATED 9/20/01; ROBERT
C. LAW A/K/A ROBERT CAR-
LISLE LAW; MARILYN D. NOON,
INDIVIDUALLY AND AS TRUS-
TEE OF THE DON C. LAW
REVOCABLE LIVING TRUST
DATED 9/20/01; JUDY DALE
TODD, INDIVIDUALLY AND AS
TRUSTEE OF THE DON C. LAW
REVOCABLE LIVING TRUST
DATED 9/20/01; UNKNOWN
TENANT 1; UNKNOWN TENANT
2,
Defendants.
CASE NO.
53-2005-CA-2215
NOTICE OF ACTION
TO: Judy Dale Todd INDIVIDU-
ALLY AND AS TRUSTEE OF THE
DON C. LAW REVOCABLE LIV-
ING TRUST DATED 9/20/01
Last Known Address: 2304
AZALEA COURT, LAKELAND, FL
33815
If alive, and if dead, all parties
claiming interest by, through, un-
der or against Judy Todd and all
parties having or claiming to have
any right, title or interest in the
property described herein.
YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an
action for Foreclosure of Mort-
gage on the following described
property:
UNIT C-103 OF LAMP-
LIGHTER VILLAGE, AC-
CORDING TO CONDOMIN-
IUM BOOK 4 PAGES 8, 9
AND 10, INCLUSIVE, PUBLIC
RECORDS OF POLK
COUNTY, FLORIDA, AND
BEING FURTHER DE-
SCRIBED IN THAT CERTAIN
DECLARATION OF CONDO-
MINIUM FILED MAY 7, 1979,
RECORDED IN O.R. BOOK
1874 PAGE 1053 AND
AMENDED BY INSTRUMENT
FILED NOVEMBER 14, 1979,
RECORDED IN O.R. BOOK
1912 PAGE 90, PUBLIC RE-
CORDS OF POLK COUNTY,
FLORIDA, TOGETHER WITH
AN UNDIVIDED 2.0835% IN-
TEREST IN AND TO THE
COMMON ELEMENTS AP-


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PURTENANT THERETO, IN
ACCORDANCE WITH THE
PROVISION OF SAID DEC-
LARATION.
has been filed against you and
you are required to serve a copy
of your written defenses to it, if
any, to it,.on DINNA KAWASS, At-
torney for Plaintiff, whose address
is 951 N.E. 167th Street, Suite
204, North Miami Beach, FL
33162, on or before August 29,
2005 and file the original with the
Clerk of this Court either before
service on Plaintiff's attorney or
immediately thereafter; otherwise
a default will be entered against
you for the relief demanded in the
complaint.
WITNESS my hand and seal of
this Court this 26th day of July.
RICHARD M. WEISS
Clerk of the Court
By: /s/ Shirley Deschamps
As Deputy Clerk
(Seal)
July 28, Aug. 4, 2005-2487


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN
AND FOR POLK COUNTY,
FLORIDA
JUVENILE DIVISION
IN THE INTEREST OF:
K.B. DOB: 09/24/01
MINOR CHILD
SUMMONS AND NOTICE
OF HEARING ON PETITION
FOR TERMINATION OF
PARENTAL RIGHTS
CASE NO.
2002-DP-030600-XX
2002-DP-711900-XX
THE STATE OF FLORIDA TO:
JASON BROWN
(ADDRESS UNKNOWN)
YOU ARE HEREBY NO-
TIFIED that a Petition under
oath has been filed in the
above styled Court for the per-
manent commitment of
K.B., a female child born on
09/24/01, to Kristina Brown,
the mother and Jason Brown,
the father in the State of Flor-
ida.
for subsequent adoption and
you are hereby COMMANDEDto
be and appear before the MAGIS-
TRATE ROBIN MATIS-JACKSON
at 10:00 A.M. on Wednesday the
17th day of Aucust. 2005, for
this hearing at POLK COUNTY
COURTHOUSE, COURTROOM-
Juvenile Division Hearing
Room- 1st Floor, 255 N. Broad-
way, BARTOW, FLORIDA.
YOUR FAILURE TO APPEAR
IN PERSON WILL BE TREATED
AS A CONSENT TO THE TERMI-
NATION OF PARENTAL RIGHTS
AND YOU WILL PERMANENTLY
LOSE ALL LEGAL RIGHTS AS A
PARENT TO THE CHILDREN)
AS NAMED IN THE PETITION
FOR TERMINATION OF PAREN-
TAL RIGHTS.
YOU HAVE THE RIGHT TO
HAVE AN ATTORNEY REPRE-
SENT YOU IN THIS MATTER. IF


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state for purchases it made on
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Orientation for incoming Bar-
tow High School, International
Baccalaureate School, and BCS
freshmen will be held Monday,
Aug. 1, from 6:30 to 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/IB/BCS 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 Ave-


nue.
Sophomore, junior and senior
schedules will be available in the
cafeteria on Tuesday, Aug. 2.
Working parents may pick up
student 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 BHS/IB/BCS School Advi-
sory 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 commu-
nity members are invited to at-
tend.
For more information about
the SAC committee, contact Jan
Crawford at 534-7405.


The National Committee for
Quality Assurance, a leading ac-
crediting organization and
evaluator of health care prac-
tices, has recognized the Polk
County School Board's "ABCs of
Diabetes" as a program of excel-
lence in the management of dia-
betes in health plans, health
care organizations and employ-
ers across the country.
The school district's ABCs of
Diabetes program is featured in
the NCQA report "Quality Pro-
files: The Leadership Series-Fo-
cus on Diabetes." The Quality,
Profiles publications are de-
signed to provide organizations
with proven examples, best prac-
tices, case studies and resources
in a specific therapeutic area
that they can apply to their own
quality improvement efforts.
Polk County Public Schools,
with about 12,000 employees
and 4,000 retirees, is the largest
employer in Polk County. The
impetus for ABCs of Diabetes
was an examination of claims
data that showed a large number
of services related to obesity,
heart disease and diabetes. In a
single school year, the school dis-
trict spent $16.7 million on dia-
betes related care, 34.8 percent
of its total health care expendi-
tures.
The cost of programming for
one year was approximately
$700,000 for staff and materials.
At the end of the first year of im-
plementation, claims were $456
less per person for' employees en-
rolled in the program.
Savings'yielded in medical ex-
penses was approximately $2.2
million based on the number of
workers participating.
The school district embarked
upon a two-pronged approach to
address diabetes care, focusing
on health promotion and disease
management. The approach
utilized included health risk ap-
praisals, one-on-one counseling,
behavior modification education,
biometric screenings, nutritional
couAseling, physical fitness test-
ing, stress management semi-
nars and other strategies.
Individual schools used grant
funding to develop a worksite
wellness team at each site that
implemented services, promoted
the initiative among teachers
and tailored the wellness pro-
gram to the specific needs of em-
ployees and health care services
available in the area. This site-
specific approach was significant
since Polk County consists of 160
schools located over a broad geo-
graphic area roughly the size of
the state of Rhode Island.
Incentives for participation in
the program included "Wellness
Bucks" that could be redeemed
for pedometers, workout, yoga or
pilates packages at fitness cen-
ters, fitness equipment or ther-
apy. Employees could also earn
other benefits for making life-
style changes, providing testimo-
nies .on the impact of the well-
ness program or by demonstrat-
ing wellness leadership at their
schools or worksites.
If an employee completed spe-
cific guidelines and services,


they could also receive a 50 per-
cent reduction in pharmacy co-
payments.
Further information on the
NCQA recognition or the ABCs
of Diabetes program is available
from Debbie Zimmerman, well-
ness manager for Polk public
schools, at 291-5355.


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Winter Haven Man Named July 28, 2005 The Polk County Democrat 9A

Florida Teacher of the Year Floridians Warned of


Samuel Bennett, a teacher in
the Polk County School System
from Winter Haven, was selected
as the Florida Department of
Education/Macy's Teacher of the
Year, announced Education
Commissioner John L. Winn and
Macy's Florida President and
Chief Operating Officer Trip Tri-
pathy on Tuesday evening.
The announcement was made
during a live televised ceremony
at Hard Rock Live at Universal
Studios CityWalk in Orlando.
"Congratulations to Samuel
Bennett on being chosen as the
Florida Department of Educa-
tion/Macy's Teacher of the Year,"
said Commissioner Winn. "He
represents the thousands of Flor-
ida teachers who are helping
students achieve at the highest
levels ever. I salute him for his
love of education and his stu-
dents."
The Florida Department of
Education/Macy's Teacher of the
Year is chosen from more than
177,000 public school teachers
by a selection committee com-
prised of teachers, principals,
parents, and the business com-
munity. Florida's top educator is
selected on the basis of their out-(
standing ability to teach and
communicate knowledge of the
subject taught, professional de-
velopment, philosophy of teach-
ing, and exceptional school and
community service.
The winner must also show a
superior capacity to inspire a
love of learning in students of all
backgrounds and abilities.
"Teachers are an integral part
of rising student achievement,"
said Governor Jeb Bush. "We
hope to continue to build on our
success with programs like Sun-
shine Connections that will help
teachers by providing essential
information to help students suc-
ceed."
The Teacher of the Year will
receive a total cash award of
$10,000 from Macy's, a Lenox
crystal trophy, an all-expense
paid trip to New York City to at-
tend the Macy's Thanksgiving
Day Parade, and a $1,000 contri-
bution to his or her school. Ma-
cy's will also award to each of
the other four finalists a $5,000
check and $1,000 for their re-
spective schools.'
In addition, the other district
winners each receive $750 from
Macys plus $2506for programs at
their respective schools.
For the 17th year, Macy's


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Florida Department of Finan-
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Name to
JMU Dean's List
Lara Scott Sthreshley has
been named to the Dean's List at
James Madison University in
Harrisonburg, Va.
Ms. Sthreshley is about to be-
gin her junior year at the univer-
sity.
She is the daughter of Fitz-
hugh and Lauretta Sthreshley of
Fort Meade, and Cindy Scott
Sthreshley of Culpepper, Va.,
and the granddaughter of Jo
Sthreshley and Peggy Scott, both
of Fort Meade.

School
District, Union
Reach Early
Deal

Polk County School Board and
the union team representing AF-
SCME (American Federation of
State, County and Municipal
Employees) custodial, mainte-
nance and vehicle services per-
sonnel have tentatively agreed
on a two-year contract.
The July 20 agreement is be-
lieved to be the earliest date the
two sides have settled and the
first time that an agreement for
a two-year contract has been
tentatively reached.
The amount .agreed for the.
first year is a 5.83 percent in-
crease. The second year calls for
a 5 percent increase. Custodians
will receive raises of at least
$773.47 while maintenance and
vehicle services employees will
receive raises of at least
$1,794.78
For more information on the
tentative agreement, contact
Jose Farinas, director 'of em-
ployee relations, at 534-0731 or
551-0467 (pager),.


fighter." Chidlren will make a
picture and frame.
Explorations V Children's Mu-
seum is located at 109 North
Kentucky Avenue in downtown
Lakeland. Additional information
may be obtained by calling the
museum at 687-3969 or via e-mail
at info@explorationsv.com.


Polk Diabetes Management

Program Praised Nationally


Florida has produced the awards
program and contributed
$100,000 to the winning district
teachers, finalists and their
schools in the state-sponsored
program. To date, the company
has contributed $1.7 million to
teachers throughout the state,
making their donation the single
largest annual corporate cash
contribution to Florida public
schools.
The Florida Department of
Education/Macy's Florida
Teacher of the Year will serve
for one year as the Christa
McAuliffe Ambassador for Edu-
cation, touring the state to
spread the good news about edu-
cation in Florida and rising stu-
dent achievement.
Sunshine Connections is an
interactive on-line tool that en-
ables administrators and teach-
ers across the state to easily ac-
cess to student performance data
and diagnostics, curricular mate-
rials, and communicate with
other teachers. It was developed
with input from educators
throughout the state, allowing
teachers to devote- more time to
instruction.
For more information about
Sunshine Connections, visit'
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ne_connections/.
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the Florida Department of Edu-
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schedule for the Magical Monday
sessions during the month of
August.
Magical Monday, a story and
activity time for pre-schoolers, is
included with admission, which
is $4 for children, ages 2-15, and
$2 for adults.
Children younger than 2 and
museum members are free.
The revised schedule of activi-
ties is as follows:
Aug 1 Firefighter Story
Time by the Lakeland Fire De-
partment.
Aug 8 Firefighter Pup-
pet Show and presentation.
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- Lakeland Firefighters and a
tour of a fire engine.
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Firefighter." Children will make
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Sports





News


Rocky Hirsch, Kayla Connors and Carter Purcell

Youth Villa Junior Golf n

Tournament Results


Some of the best young golfers
in the area converged at the
Bartow Golf Course on Monday
and Tuesday for the Youth Villa
Junior Tournament.
Logan Blondell rallied back to
win the boys 16-18 age group
over Kent Hickman by four
strokes. Earlier this year,
Blondell won the youth division
of the Youth Villa Classic tourna-
ment.
Rachel Butler was the only
girl competing in the 16-18 age
group. She shot a 74-82.
Drew Guffey of Bartow took
the 13-15 age division by edging
out Jaren Goode by one stroke.
The victory earns him an invita-
tion to play in the youth division
at next year's Classic tourna-
ment. At 14 years of age, he will
be one of the youngest ever to
compete in the Classic.
Hunter Godwin of Bartow took
the title in the 11-12 age group
and Rocky Hirsch was the 8-9


Mon.


Logan Blondell, Kent Hickman and Drew Mathews


Hunter Godwin, Patrick Spinosa and Brett Garber


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Anna Hancock, Jake Home and Natalie Sparkman


Logan Blondell
Kent Hickman
Drew Mathews
Kaleb Hodge
Lee White
Cody McGhee
Lance Moore
Justin Cox
Wes Griswald
Brendan Mattina
Greg Cooprider

Drew Guffey
Jaren Goode
Steven Wrtight
Mike Gillooley
Nick Thomas
Andrew Reynolds
Evan Fleeman
Nick Sellars
Cole Mitchell
Danny Leckie
Bradley Harrelson
J.. Roy Rowland
Kyle Baker
Christian Spinosa
Brett Bulman
Tyler Heath


Hunter Godw
Patrick Spine
S Brett Garber
Craig Leckie
Steven Hanco
. ,, Brett Warren
Kenneth Has
Neko Sidwell
Brendan Tur


Rocky Hirsch
Kayla Connoi
Carter Purcel
Zach Hasting
Austin Grinei
Jared Wright
Ryan Birt


Rachel Butler

Anna Hancoc
Jake Horne
Natalie Sparn
Megan Parris
Julia McKend


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68
78
71
76
78
80
77
84
87
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68
80
72
81
77
79
79
83
83
99
99

75
74
80
82
82
90
85
84
87
86
89
91
86
88
94
106


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98 96
98 97
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104 109
kins 116 113
115 117
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92
106
131
148


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148
150
152
153
157
159
160
167
186
195

148
149
159
163
163
168
170
173
177
178
179
179
179
180
184
213

169
178
194
195
208
213
229
232
255

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98
104
105
107
122


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Two Friends Heading Up New

Independent Wrestling League


By RUSTIN DWYER
Staff Writer

Two best friends and wrestlers,
each on different ends of the spec-
trum in their ,'ar,.- rs, have
earned Lip to pride a venue for,
up and coming Florida wrestlers
in a anewll formed independent
league, Elite Wrestling
Entertainment (EWE).
At .one end is the 38-year-old
"Iceman" Buck Quartermaine, a
I'ormer IPW I nde pendent.,
Prf.essiornal \'re.tlingi heavy-
weight champion, who also spent
scome time v. reztling in places like
Aruba as well as for the recently
resurrected ECW (Extreme
Cha mpionschip Wrestling). This
veteran of the canvas casts an,
imposing figure unshaven, well
over six feet tall and with muscle
spilling out of his uncomfortably
tiny black speedo shorts.
Meanwhile, his business part-
ner,, "The Modern Miracle" Steve
Madison, while equally massive,
exudes off a much less intimidat-


ing visage. At only 22 years of
age, the wrestling up start seems
almost baby faced after talking
with the grizzly Quartermaine.
The differences in appearances
aren't anywhere close to as mas-
sive as their builds, but Madison
said it comes in handy.
"I'm a younger and much cool-
er version of Buck." Madison said.
"Not cool like as in hip more of
a good cop kind of way. He's defi-
nitely the bad cop."
Madison said the partnership
benefits from Quartermaine's
matter of fact style when coupled
with his more approachable
nature.
"That's just the way it is," he
said laughing.
After the, initial promoter
backed out, the two had to utilize
their unique style of negotiating
to ensure the EWE was a viable
organization before it even got off
the ground. After some last
minute finagling, the duo was
able to pull it off and on Friday
night in Tampa, EWE kicked-off


with an eight man tournament to
find out" who was "Florida's
Strongest."
To help them out,
Quartermaine enlisted the help of
his friend from his ECW days,
Tampa native Bill Alphonso, the
manager of wrestlers like Rob
VanDam and Sabu.
"They gave me a phone call
and I volunteered to help these
young guys out, you know, pass
the torch," said Alphonso with his
trademark whistle hanging from
his neck.
Alphonso said he would try to
work a few more shows for EWE,
but might have to cut it short due
to the reemergence of ECW.
The show lasted about three
hours to the delight of the crowd
of about 80, most of which were
under the age of 14.
The event itself went off with
only a few hitches. The backdrop
fell part before the match even
started and the ring itself didn't
hold up to well to the constant
pounding it took.


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"On a scale of one to 10, with
the conditions we had, it was
about a 14," said Quartermaine
after the evening.
A semi final match pitted the
two i, -t each other, with
Quartermaine coming out victori-
ous by way of a controversial
countout.
Quartermaine would go on to
face Roderick Strong in the cham-
pionship bout. The Iceman, two
days before his 38th birthday,


eventual put Strong into a back
suplex and into a pin for the vic-
tory and the championship.
The night ended with former
WCW (World Championship
Wrestling) star Kanyon challeng-
ing Quartermaine to a match at
the next EWE event, this
Saturday at the American Legion
Post #5, 3810 W. Kennedy Blvd.,
Tampa.
For more information on EWE,
visit http://www.eweflorida.com.


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Out of My Range by Peggy Kehoe
IJI of My Range


CHERRIES


A\RE


CHEERFULLY


DELICIOUS


Cherries are a cheerful fruit,
;bright and round and delicious.
;But if you only think of them as a
:healthy snack or a pie filling,
. you're missing out on a lot of tasty
1-nd even exotic dishes.
Cherries are not only good to
:eat, they're good for you. Tart
cherries are being touted as a
>pain reliever for arthritis and
'gout, and cherries contain antiox-
Jidants to help fight cancer and
'+heart disease.
Tart or sweet, cherries offer so
many possibilities that we're
going to devote more than one col-
umn to the cheery fruit. Today's
column offers side dishes, sauces,
;appetizers and entrees. Another
time we'll look at beverages,
breads and desserts.
All of today's recipes and pho-
tos, come from the Cherry
Marketing Institute. More
recipes, including some for food
service, and information about
,the health benefits of cherries are
:available online at
usacherries.com.I

SCrunchy Cherry Party Mix
Easy-to prepare sn'ack is a hol-
iday favorite, but good any time.
4 cups bite-size corn or rice
,square cereal (such as Corn or
Rice Chex)
2 cups bite-size wheat square
'cereal (such as Wheat Chex)
2 cups broken .whole grain
1Ielba toast
2 cups small fat-free pretzel
:twists
S3 tablespoons margarine or
-butter, melted
: 1 tablespoon Worcestershire
:sauce
2 teaspoons chili powder
1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
1/4 teaspoon onion powder
1,,8 teaspoon ground red pep-
,per
1-172 cups dried tart cherries
Put corn or rite cereal, wheat
cereal. Melba toast and pretzels
in a large bowl; stir to mix. In a
glass measuring cup or small
bowl. stir together melted mar-
garine or butter, Worcestershire
sauce, chili powder, garlic powder,
onion powder and ground red pep-
per. Drizzle over cereal mixture.
Toss to coat.
Spread cereal mixture in a
15x10x1-inch .(or a 13:x9x2-inchi'
baking pan. Bake in a preheated.
300-degree oven about, 25 min-
utes. stirring every 7 to 8 min-
jutes. Remove from ,-,ren; stir in,
,dried cherries.
Pour onto aluminum fil to ci::l
complete .Store ir, a tightly cov-
ered container for up to 1 week.
Makes 20 (,1/2 cup) servings.
Note: For a whole new flavor,


substitute 1 tablespoon jerk
blend seasoning mix for the chili
powder, garlic powder, onion
powder, and red pepper.

Cherry Salsa
Served with grilled pIultry,
roast pork or tortilla chip-., this
spicy mixture wows traditional
salsa lovers.
1-1/3 cups frozen unsv, ,et_-ned
tart cherries
1/4 cup coarsely chopped dlnd
tart cherries
1/4 cup finely chopped red
onion
1 tablespoon chopped fresh or
canned jalapeflo pepper. or to
taste
1 clove garlic, finely chopped
1 tablespoon chopped l're,h
cilantro or 1/2 teaspoon dried
cilantro
1 teaspoon cornstarch
SCoarsely chop frozen tart
cherries. Let cherries thaw and
drain, reserving 1 tablespoon
cherry juice.
When cherries .are. thawed,
combine drained cherries, dried
cherries, onion, jalapefio., garlic
and cilantro in a medium
saucepan; mix well. Combine
reserved cherry juice and curn-
starch' in a small bowl; mix until
smooth. Stir into cherry mixtu re.
Cook, stirring constantly, over
medium-high heat.until mixture
is thickened. Let cool.
Serve with tortilla chips
and/or cooked chicken or pork.
Makes about 1 cup.

Firecracker Salsa
This spicy mixture wov.s tra-
ditional salsa lovers. I
1/2 cup dried tart cherries
1/2 cup cherry preserves
2 tablespoons red wine vine-
gar
1/2 cup chopped red onion
1/2 cup chopped yellowv bell
pepper
1/4 cup chopped jalapeno pep-
pers
(approximately 2 mediu ni
1 to 2 tablespoons chopped
fresh cilantro
1 teaspoon lime or lemon juice
Combine dried cherries; pre-
serves and vinegar in a small
microwave-safe bowl; mix well.
Mi,. cu.wa. :n High (1ii ( power.)
1 to 1-1/2 minutes, or, until hot.
Let stand 5 minutes.
Stir' in red onion, yellow bell
pepper, j.l al:-inu peppers, cilantro
and lime juice..
Refrigerate, covered, 3 to 4
hours or overnight. Serve with
grilled swordfish or tuna. It's also
excellent as a topping for ham-
burgers.


,Makes, about 1-1/2 cups;
enough for 6 to 8 servings with a
main course.

Brie Torte
This tasty appetizer is easy to
transport, to potluck parties and
makes a wonderful hostess gift
1 (15- to 16-ounce) wheel Brie
6 tablespoons butter, softened
1/3 cup chopped dried tart
cherries
1/4 cup finely chopped pecans
1/2 teaspoon dried ihyme (or 2
teaspoons finely chopped fresh
thyme)
Refrigerate Brie until chilled
md firm; or freeze: 30 minutes, or
intil firm. Cut Brie in half hori-
,ontally.
Combine butter, cherries,


pecans and thyme in a small
bowl; mix well. Evenly spread
mixture on cut-side of one piece of
the Brie. Top with the other piece,
cut-side down.,
Lightly press together. Wrap in
plastic wrap;, refrigerate 1 to 2
hours. To serve, cut into serving
size wedges and bring to room
temperature. Serve with crack-
ers.
Makes about 20 appetizer serv-
ings.
Note: If wrapped securely in
plastic wrap, this appetizer will
keep in the refrigerator for at
least a week.

Veggie Dip
A quick, easy appetizer for


your next party.
1 cup dried tart cherries,
chopped
1/2 cup crumbled blue cheese
(about 2 ounces)
1/2 cup chopped walnuts
1 cup sour cream
1/4 cup mayonnaise
Combine cherries, blue cheese
and walnuts in a medium bowl.
Stir in sour cream and mayon-
naise; mix well. Chill about 1
hour to blend flavors.
Serve with vegetables dippers,
such as celery, carrots, cauli-
flower, cucumber, broccoli, green.
or red bell peppers, or crackers.
Makes 2 cups. dip.

Spinach Salad
With Cherries
Cherriesadd a special touch to
salads.
Dressing:
1/4 cup olive oil
1/4 cup red wine vinegar
2 teaspoons honey
1/8 teaspoon black pepper'
Salad:
5 cups cleaned torn spinach
leaves, stems removed
1 cup bite-size fresh pineapple
wedges
1/2 cup dried tart cherries
:1/2 cup thinly sliced red onion
Crumbled feta cheese, if
desired
For the dressing, combine oil,
vinegar, honey and pepper in a
medium bowl; mix well.
For the salad, combine spinach
with pineapple, cherries and
onion in a large salad bowl.
Spoon dressing over spinach
mixture; mix to coat salad with
dressing. Serve topped with feta
cheese, if desired.
Makes 4 servings.


Spiced Cherry Salad
Dried cherries add tangy flavor
to this colorful salad.
1 cup dried tart cherries
1 (11-ounce) can mandarin
orange sections, drained
2 kiwi, peeled and sliced
1/4 cup orange juice
1/4. cup sifted confectioners'.
sugar
1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/4 cup slivered almonds,,
toasted
Put dried cherries, mandarin
orange sections and kiwi slices in
a salad bowl. Combine orange
juice, confectioners' sugar and
cinnamon in a small bowl; mix
well. Pour orange juice mixture
over fruit mixture; mix gently.
Refrigerate, covered, 1 to 2
hours, stirring occasionally.
Sprinkle with toasted almonds
just before serving.
Makes 6 servings.

Asian Spinach Salad
Spinach and cherries are a
healthy duo that adds significant
Vitamin A and antioxidants to
your diet.
2 tablespoons fresh orange
juice
1 tablespoon rice vinegar
1/2 medium jalapeno pepper,
finely chopped (2 teaspoons)
1 tablespoon grated gingerroot
2 cloves garlic, finely chopped
1 teaspoon grated orange peel
1/4 teaspoon ground black pep-
per
4 ounces dried rice noodles or
rice sticks
4 cups torn fresh spinach
3/4 cup dried tart cherries
1/3 cup chopped fresh mint


leaves (or other fresh herbs)
2 medium carrots, shredded
1 medium cucumber, seeded
and cut into 1-1/2-inch slivers
1/3 cup unsalted dry roasted
peanuts
For the dressing, stir together
orange juice, vinegar, jalapeflo
pepper, gingerroot, garlic, orange
peel and black pepper. Set aside.
Cook rice noodles or rice sticks
in a large pot of boiling water for
2 to 6 minutes or until tender.
Drain. Immediately rinse with
cold water. Drain. Fluff with a
fork. Use kitchen scissors to cut
up. Rinse again with cold water.
Drain and fluff with" a fork.
Toss together drained noodles,
spinach, dried cherries, mint, car-
rots and cucumber.
Drizzle with dressing. Toss to
coat all ingredients with dressing.
Sprinkle with peanuts..` -.
Serve immediately.
Makes 4 servings;' about 2 cups
per serving.
Nutrition Facts per Serving:
286 calories, 6.5 g total fat (1 g
saturated fat), 0 mg cholesterol,
42 mg sodium, 52 grams carb6hy-
drates, 4 g fiber, 7 g protein.
Dietary Exchanges: 2 starch, 1-
1/2 fruit, 1 fat.

Sensational Stuffed
Mushrooms
30 large mushrooms (about 1
pound)
1/2 pound bulk pork sausage
1 cup chopped dried tart cher-
ries
2 green onions, sliced
1 package (8 ounces) cream
cheese, softened

(See Page 10B Col. 1)


14BARTOW REGIONAL

MEDICAL CENTER


Cherry Salsa


Spinach Salad With Cherries
Spinach Salad With Cherries















Sel ion


Program mSet at Prayer Gatherings Set to
Mt. Zion AME Bless the New School Year


Mt. Zion A.M.E..Chur
Martin Luther King Bou
in Bartow, 'will hold a, s
program Saturday, July 30
The program. will be,
7:30 p.m. .
Rev. Cicro Carr i pasto:


ch on A p
levard 'held at
special tow on
: school;
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Bartow
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New Experience wagse
Car Wash, Fish o5:16 :"
eous is
Fry Saturday Th
.bers of
The.yoauth department of New muniti
Experience Victory aAd Praise member
Tabernacle will hold a car, wash
at Advahce Aito Parts (formerly l
Discount Auto) at "150 Highway 1
17 South in Bartotw this Saitur-
day, July 30, beginhig at 9 4.m. Fri
Donations Will be'accepted.
Also on Saturday, a fish fry Each
will be spoihso ed at. the church bassad
beginning at noon. '? sponsor,
The church is, ocated at 870 Fort M
East Main Street, .' located
Elder Rod Boitic, Jr., is pas- 17 and
tor, and Minister J. Warner is Rev.
assistant pastor. *:' : of Fros
groups
Morons,
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rayer gathering will be*
each public school in Bar-
the eye of the 2005-2006
year,. Wednesday, Aug, 2.
event is sponsored by the
Ministerial Association.
simultaneous gatherings
eginr at 5:16 p.m., at the
e, of each school. The time
et in keeping with James
The prayer of the right-
powerful and effective."
BMA encourages mem-
' all churches in our com-
y to. come together as
ers of the churchh, of Bar-


tow' in united prayer for our
schools," said Roy E. Lowe, Jr.,
pastor of First United Methodist
Church of Bartow.
A prayer coordinator will be
on hand at each school to lead
the group in asking God's bless-
ing on the school, administra-
tors, staff, teachers, students,
,arind families.
' Each gathering will conclude
with a "prayer walk" around the
perimeter of the school campus.
Those who would like to join the
prayer walk are encouraged to
wear comfortable walking shoes.


bassadors For Christ Hold
day Night Street Ministry


b Friday-at 7 p.m. Am-
brs For Christ MInisries'
is a. street, ministry at the
eade Community Center,
at the corner of fIg1 v Y
Third Street SoutvAt.'.
and Mrs. Darrell Conley
tproof, along \vi other
and individuals, offer ser-
testimonials, and -prTise
rship music.
Friday, July 29, the
ministry will feature the


HIeaven's Angels Drama Team of
Cornerstone Church of God, un-
der the direction of Brenda Boyd.
Also featured at the Friday
night meeting will be True Vi-
sion, a Christian rock band.
Members of the band are Robert
Turner, Tim Pawley, David
Blackwelder, and Don Turner.
Everyone is invited to bring a
lawn chair and enjoy the wor-
ship services.


ggieTales Appearing

Lakeland Aug. 13


VeggieTales Rdckin'.Tour Live
will make its way to Lakeland in
August.
The characters are hitting the
road to perform their songs for
audiences nationwide during
their 31'-city tour.,
The, VeggieTales' will appear
at the Carpenters Home Church
auditorium for two performances
Saturday,-Aug. 13. Show times


are 2 and 6 p.m.
Tickets are $32 each for re-
served artist circle; $22 each for
reserved B sections; $15 advance
general admission; and $13 each
for groups of 15 or more, plus
two free for group leaders (a sur-
charge nmay apply).
To charge tickets by phone or.
for more information, call toll
free 1-866-440-7880.


I Musings From God's Penman


How My Amnesia Has Improved The Quality of My Life


By REV. JAMES L. SNYDER
Last week my wife sent me to
the mall on an errand.
Normally I don't like going to
the mall, especially by myself,
but when my wife sends me, I
submit to my husbandly duty.
Years ago, when I joined her
at the altar and said "I do," I did
not realize at the time I would be
"doing" such things.
But I did, and so I am.
Everything went well at the
mall and I actually found what I
was looking for.
Success, I can tell you, is all it
is cracked up to be.
I then left the mall to go to my
car. Much to my consternation,
my car was nowhere to be found.
I must confess to being a bit
absent-minded at times. Always
on the lookout for sermon and
column ideas, I sometimes am
not aware of my immediate sur-
roundings, but this time, my dis-
placed car quickly brought me to
my senses.
I knew I drove my car to the
mall, for here I was at the mall.
There was no other way for me
to get here.
So, where in the world was
my car?
The first thing I did was go to
the place where I usually park.
When going to the mall, I try to
park at the same spot every time
to spare myself the agony I now
was experiencing.
However, to my dismay, there
was another car parked there.
How dare someone park in my
spot?
I began systematically to
search the area for my car, even-


tually returning to the spot
where I normally park. The car
parked in my spot looked a lot
like my wife's car, but I immedi-
ately dismissed that idea.
Why would my wife be at the
mall when it was she who sent
me? Surely she was not checking
on me.
No, that is not my wife's car.
I continued the search.
As I searched, a nasty
thought began to crawl around
my agitated mind.
Someone stole my car!
However, it did not make
sense. Who in their right mind
would steal my car?
As a member of the clergy, I
have a parking pass to use the
same parking lot as doctors at
the hospital. When I first used it,
I made sure I locked my car up
tight.
Then one day it dawned on
me who in their right mind
would break into miy car when
there are Mercedes and Cadil-
lacs in the same parking lot?
My car is an old Chevy, which
has seen better days. It certainly
would not be a prize for anyone
seeking loot or transportation.
That said, I dismissed the
idea that someone stole my car,
which brought me back to the
simple fact that I could not find
it.
I confess, I was in the begin-
ning stages of panic. My car had
to be somewhere.
I again reconstructed all the
events leading up to coming to
the mall. Again, it brought me to
my. usual parking spot.
If I did not know any better, I
would swear the car in my spot


was my wife's car.
Being a minister, I don't give
in to swearing. It is amazing just
how many cars there are that
look alike.
But my car was nowhere to be
found.
The only thing I could do was
call my wife and explain why I
was late in coming home. Such
things have not endeared me to
my wife in the past.
I went back into the mall, got
a cup of coffee, and sat on a
bench contemplating my di-
lemma.
Maybe if I just relaxed for a
moment, I could figure out what
to do.
After my refreshment, I
thought I would take another
look in the parking lot. Maybe I
was just a little stressed.
It was worth a try, but I still
came up empty.'
I slowly walked back into the
mall, knowing what I had to do.
I had to call my wife. After all, it
was her fault I was here in the
first place.
This thought boosted my cour-
age a little, so I made the fateful
call.
After I explained my frustrat-
ing situation, she said something
that completely altered my life.
(Wives have a way of doing that.
No matter how far we, as hus-
bands, go astray, our wives have
the innate ability to bring a
sense of direction to us. This is
the reason men do not ask direc-
tions. Our wives are always tell-
ing us where to go.)
"You did remember," my dear
wife calmly said, "that you drove
my car to the mall?"


My memory, or lack of it, has
caused me some pain over the
years. I may have the appetite of
an elephant, but certainly not
the memory.
In some ways, it is a mixed
blessing like when my wife
wants me to remember her
birthday, but not necessarily
which one.
Sometimes forgetting is hard,
like a grudge or someone who
hurt you.
These things can plague our
minds. Blessed is the man who
knows what to forget and when
to forget it.
One thing that really amazes
me is the fact that God can for-
get.
"For I will be merciful to their
unrighteousness, and their sins
and their iniquities will I re-
member no more" (Hebrews 8:12
KJV).
The thought that God can for-
get my sins is wonderful. This
truth has brought me much com-
fort and has improved the qual-
ity of my life.
God truly delights in this kind
of amnesia.
Rev. James L. Snyder is pas-
tor of the Family of God Fellow-
ship at 1471 Pine Road in Silver
Springs Shores. He may be con-
tacted by e-mail at jamessny-
der2@att.net. Reverend Snyder is
the host of the weekly radio pro-
gram, Sunday Joy, heard at 9:30
a.m. on WOCA, 1370AM.

Loved the wedding. Invite me
to the marriage.
-God


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Christian Women's Club
South of Lakeland will hold an
interior design demonstration
and luncheon Wednesday, Aug.
3, from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., at
The Club at Eaglebrooke.
Alise Armstrong, designer at
Sunshine Interiors, will present
the program "A New Look For
Your Home This Fall."
Music will be provided by Dee
Runge, soloist, of Lakeland.
Guest speaker is Ann Parrish
of New Smyrna. Her topic is
"Bugs in your teeth and other
white knuckle stories for motor-


cycle enthusiasts."
The cost is $14.50 inclusive.
Childcare is available- for pre-
schoolers free of charge.
Reservations and cancella-
tions must be made by Sunday,
July 31, by calling Dee at 425-
2604, Wylene at 859-7773, or e-
mail RUNMD@juno.com.
Christian Women's Club is
part of Stonecroft Ministries, is
non-denominational, and there
are no membership fees.


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While it is undeniably true that in order to reach our
goals we have to have goals, most of us don't spend much
time actually thinking about, or systematically working on
.them. Most of us probably spend more time each year plan-
ning our vacations than we do planning for our future.
And, most of us probably don't spend enough time thinking
about what we want out of life and how to get it. Thinking
about, and planning related to our values and what is truly
important to us is good, and being organized helps us to be
a better person and do a better job. Along with setting
goals for our personal and career growth, we should also
plan on how we can better build up our relationship with
God. Although it is always important and necessary to plan
on improving ourselves, no one can be sure of what tomor-
row may bring. Life is fragile, and everything in this world
is temporary and fleeting; perhaps, that is why the Bible
tells us to store our riches in heaven where they cannot be
taken from us. It is good if we plan and reflect on our per-
sonal and career growth; however, it is more important
that we work diligently on our goal of eternal salvation.


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Reflections


On Faith



This Is No Time For Frail Faith


By ROGER CAMPBELL

Scenes of suicide bombers
murdering innocent bystanders
,and children are becoming regu-
lar fare on nightly television
-news roundups.
t, Reports of sinister plots
,,dreamed up: months or even
years in advance by people bent
,on destroying all who stand in
-.the way. of their plans for world
conquest keep slithering across
',the bottom of television screens.
. The existence of secret cells in
--.scores of nations awaiting some
^signal to rise up and destroy at
some predetermined or secretly
S.o.rdered signal adds to the
:trauma of these tense times.
-, How do we cope with ever pre-
...sent danger?
We fight fear with; faith.
"You, will hear of wars and ru-
mors of wars," said our Lord,
adding, "See that you are not
.,troubled" (Matthew 24:6).
Not one network newscast has
-ever taken God by surprise, so
.those who trust in Him can start
.,and end/each day resting in His,
,scare..
Dr. V. Raymond Edman, for-
imer president and late chancel-
lor of Wheaton College in Illi-
nois, wrote: "Faith is dead to
doubts, dumb to discourage-
'ments, blind to impossibilities,
knows nothing ibut success.
Faith lifts its hands up through
the'threatening clouds, lays hold
,pf Him who has. all power in
heaven and : on, earth. Faith,
makes the uplook good, the out-
look bright, the inlook favorable,
and the future glorious."
Great faith is built on the con-
viction -that God, can do any-
thing. Many, say they believe
this to be true, but few act on
their professed belief. They ac-
cept omnipotence intellectually,
but their attitudes and anxieties


reveal this profession makes lit-
tle difference in their lives.
Consequently, problems loom
large, burdens become too heavy
to bear, and the future is faced
with fear. Faith rejects all imagi-
nary impending disasters, count-
ing on God to come through.
Strong faith also enables us to
pray big prayers, expecting an-
swers.
When a guest at churches, I
am frequently surprised at how
few prayers call for the defeat of
worldwide terrorism, guidance
for national leaders, the end of
drug and alcohol bondage, a re-
turn to sexual morality, a fresh
appreciation of the value of life
whether in the womb or nearing
the tomb, and greater compas-
sion by those in the church for
people in the community who
never darken a church door.
Why this timidity in prayer?
Do we think God isn't inter-
ested?'
Have we concluded some
problems are too difficult for God
to solve?
Is our faith so weak that we
despair of life changing answers?
Are we afraid to ask and ask
again?
In his book, "Getting Things
From God," another former
Wheaton College head, Charles
Blanchard, said: "In all of His
dealings with men, there is not
one instance in which He found
fault with men for coming too
frequently, for asking too
largely."
. And Dr. Blanchard was sim-
ply restating a Biblical principle
on puny praying: "You do not
have because you do not ask"
(James 4:2).
This is no time for frail faith.'
Let's pray big headline chang-
ing prayers. And expect answers.


= .. Seeds from the Sower
........ By Michael A. Guido .

A girl cried, "That boy's an- nal life?"
noying me."
SDear," replied her mother, A boy asked, "Dad, don't they
"he's not even looking at you." ever give showers for the
"Yes," she admitted, "that's, groom?"
vhy he's annoying me." "No, son," he answered.
But the Lord's looking at you. "There'll be plenty of storms for
The Living Bible says, "He is him after the bride begins to
always thinking about. you and reign."
watching everything that con- But .God made the home, and
cerns.you." He meant it to be a heaven on
; I know there are many who earth.
say with the Psalmist, "There is It will be, if the Bible is be-
no one who takes notice of me, haved, and prayer is practiced; if,
no one cares fbr ine." the Lord is the Head, the hus-
But they are wrong. band a king,. the wife a queen,
The Lord takes notice of you. every son a prince and every
He- has even numbered the hairs daughter a princess.
of your head. His eyes are upon Looking for a happy home?
you, His ears are ppeI to you, Say t6 the Lord, "Here's my
anid His arms are' underneath body, live in it. Here's my home,
ydu. ". 7 t reign in it, Here's my heart, love
SWhy don't you put your trust, through it."
in! this faithful Friend who loves
yOu? .


Two little girls were, talking to
God.
$'"I know God doesn't hear my
prayers," cried one. "He couldn't
care for .such a little girl like
me."
'"That's what God's for," said .
the other,'I"to take care of little
girls like us who can't take care
of themselves."
No.child is too small to.talk to:
God, and no adult is too old. The
fears 6f'childhood, the problems
of youth, the loneliness of age -
you can bring every one to God.
.He's always thinking about,
you, and watching everything
that concerns.-you.

He listens to each one. of us,
as if there was only one of us to
listen to. He's the hearer of
prayer yours and mine.
'Call on Him, won't you?

Late' one night', some men.
br6ke into a department;store.
To steal? No, to switch price .
tags.
They had a good. laugh the
next morning'when customers
found fur coats for $1 and face
cream for $1,000, television sets
for: 50 cents and tooth picks for
$500. :
Has someone stolen into your,
lifd and switched the price tags?
Do, you major on the temporal
and. minor on the eternal?
Is your body more valuable
than your soul; cash more impor-
tant than Christ?' s, "
No wonder the Lord asks,
"What profit -is there if you gain
the whole world and lose eter-


A little girl was putting on a
new coat, and she .was having a
hard time buttoning it.
She got into an awful mess
and cried, "Mom, they won't
come out right."
."There's the first button," ex-
plained the mother, ."and there's
the first hole. Get the first one
right, and the rest will be right."
What's true of your coat is.
true ..of your career. Put. God
first, and everything else will
come out right.
Put Him first in your living,
your loving, and your laboring,
and you'll have no lack.
The Bible says, "Seek first the
kingdom of God, and His right-
eousness, and all these things
shall be added unto you,"
God never forsook in need the
one who put Him first indeed.

The serpent, according to an
old fable, claimed that he was
the greatest among the servants
of Satan.
But the slanderer made the
same claim. They asked Satan to
settle the contest. .
Turning to the serpent, Satan
said, "You have the power to
hurt and kill. But you must come
close to your victim."
"But," he said, to the slan-
derer, "you can destroy at a dis-
tance. You're the greatest."
An evil blow is bad. But it
must be thrown at close range.
An evil tongue is worse. Its -
power to defeat and destroy isn't
limited by distance. ..
d No wonder the Bible warns,
"Keep .thy tongue from evril, and
thy lips from speaking guile."


Preschoolers Can Be 'Crafty' Kids Five Steps to Raise Your Childs
(nnfildaAna Thiq 2nhnnl VWa-


From Feature Source

When the school bell rings this
fall, young children may be jeal-
ous of older siblings attending
school.
If your youngster is left behind
with an abundance of energy,
curiosity and creativity, consider
adding educational crafts to your
day's activities.
"Because children learn
through their senses, arts and
crafts projects are ideal for learn-
ing," Trish Kuffner, author of
"The Arts and Crafts Busy Book"
(Meadowbrook Press), said.
"The following activities will
help your child develop skills like
sorting, matching and classifying.
They will also learn to recognize
patterns, shapes and colors,"
Kuffner said.
Button Collage
This simple project involves
counting and sorting. Write the


numbers 1, 2, and 4 on separate
sheets of cardboard and collect
assorted buttons.
Have your child sort the but-
tons by the number of holes each
has, placing buttons with one
hole on the sheet marked "1,"
two-hole buttons on the sheet
marked "2" and so on.
When all of the buttons have
been sorted, your child can use
glue to create one-hole, two-hole
and four-hole button collages on
the cardboard.
3-D Number Board
Help your child learn the value
of counting, sorting and pattern
recognition by making a colorful
number board.
First, use a marker, ruler and
piece of paper to draw a chart
with twelve rows. In the top row,
write a title like "Danny's
Numbers."
Along the left edge, number
the remaining rows 0 through 10.


Entertain and Educate With Arts and Crafts


From FeatureSource

The preschool years are an
important time for children to
develop large and small motor
skills that make learning possible
and productive.
You can help maximize your
child's learning by limiting pas-
sive after-school activities such as
watching TV. Instead, provide
lots of free time for your child to
be creative and use her imagina-
tion.
"Because children learn
through their senses, arts and
crafts projects are ideal for learn-
ing," says Trish Kuffner, author of
"The Arts. and Crafts Busy Book:
365 Arts and Crafts Activities to
Keep Toddlers and Preschoolers
Busy" (Meadowbrook Press, $9.95;
www.meadowbrookpress.com).
Here are two imaginative
activities to help your children
develop and reinforce the skills


they are learning in preschool -
all while having fun!

"I Can" Scrapbook

Scrapbook
Samples of your child's art-
work
Glue

As your child masters skills,
add appropriate pages to a scrap-
book. Glue in one of her paintings
'and label the page, "I Can Paint."
Glue in other samples under
-titles like "I Can Color," "I Can
Cut," "I Know Shapes," "I Can
Count," and so on.

Number Cards

22 small index cards
Black marker
Stickers or dot stickers

Help your child write the


numbers from 0 through 10 on
small index cards, writing one
number in the center of each of
two index cards. If you like, also
write the words for each number:
zero, one, two, and so on. Show
her how to put one sticker on the
index cards featuring the number
1, two stickers on the cards with
the number 2, and so on. Place
the cards faceup and have your
child match ,the all .the pairs.
Place the cards facedown and
play a memory game, taking
turns turning over one card then
trying to turn over the matching
one. If you make a match, you
keep the pair. If not, turn the
cards facedown for the next play-
er's turn. The. player with the
most pairs wins the game.


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Next, collect small objects in
groups of 1 to 10.
Try to find beads, buttons,
paper clips, dry cereal and more.
Help your child glue each group of
objects onto the appropriate row.
Finally, put the finished work
in a place where your child is able
to touch the object as he or she
counts it.
Play Dough Shapes
You can use shapes to help
children develop their sense of
depth perception.
First, use a broad-tip marker
to draw shapes (circle, square,
etc.) on construction paper, one
shape per sheet.
Cover the sheets with clear
contact paper. Have your child
roll play dough into ropes and
shape them over your drawings.
Have your child close his or her
eyes and try to identify each
shape. You can also play this
game with letters and numbers.


From FeatureSource

Get your children ready for
school with more than new books,
pencils, and clothes.
Silvana Clark, author of
"Parent-Tested Ways to Grow
Your Child's Confidence"
(Meadowbrook Press), offers
these tips for parents to develop
children's self-esteem this school
year.
1. Let your child make choices
- As school starts, children are
bombarded with opportunities to
take music classes, soccer or join
the chess club. Here's the key:
have your child, find out the
details of each activity. A child
older than eight years should be
able to make a phone call or read
a brochure to get the necessary
information needed to make a
wise choice.
2. Praise your child's accom-
plishments as appropriate --
There's no need to clap and cheer
if a 10-year-old uses a napkin at
dinner (although there's nothing
wrong with an occasional,
"Thanks for using your napkin.")
Parents sometimes feel they have
to give a standing ovation to any-
thing their child does. This school
year, provide specific praise if
your son decides to build his own
kite for the science fair. It may
not soar, but you can comment on
his creative use of string and


Start The New Year


With A Funny Poem


#A* Feature Source

Yfour kids may need more than
pencils and paper this school
year.
A hearty laugh will help them
start the year off right.
In the following poem, best-
selling children's poet Bruce
Lansky shares a secret with his
readers: teachers are not unlike
their students.
"Confession"
By Bruce Lansky

I have a brief confession
that I would like to make.
If I don't get it off my chest
I'm sure my heart will break.
I didn't do my reading..


I watched TV instead-
while munching on cookies,
cakes, and chips
and cinnamon raisin bread.
I didn't wash the dishes..
I didn't clean the mess.
Now there are roaches eating
crumbs--
a million, more or less.
I didn't turn the TV off.
I didn't shut the light.
Just think of all the energy
I wasted through the night.
I feel so very guilty.
I did a lousy job.
I hope my students don't find
out
that I am such a slob. .
Reprinted from "My Dog Ate'
My Homework" VW'ith permission
from Meadowbrook Press.


From Feature Source

Research has shown that chil-
dren who don't eat breakfast feel
restless, irritable and tired.
With kids heading back, to
school, it is more important than
ever that they eat a balanced
breakfast to help them focus and
behave well. If your child is ner-
vous about new courses, class-
mates and teachers, a special
meal will ease jitters and honor
the special day.
"Kids usually don't equate
.nutritious with delicious," Janie
Quinn, author of "Essential
Eating:. A Cookbook" (Azure Moon
Publishing), said. "These recipes,
are specially designed to promote
health and energy. Healthy eat-
ing doesn't have to mean dieting."
Ms. Quinn has designed a
back-to-school breakfast which
includes carbohydrates, fat, pro-
tein and sugar and supports the
body for peak performance and
will stick with your child through
a whole day of classes.
"Waffles made with sprouted
spelt flour are digested like veg-
etables in the body," Quinn says.
"And Sunrise Smoothies offer
kids loads of protein,"


From Feature Source

Back to school is a season of
change.
.Your child tightens the laces
on his new shoes and hoists up
his new backpack.
He climbs onto a bus with new
classmates, on his way to meet a
new teacher in a new classroom.
With lots of adjustments to make,
parents are often left worrying
about their child's resilience.
"The back-to-school season is
full of change and adjustment,"
Vicky Lanfisky,- author of
"Practical Parenting Tips"
(Meadowbrook Press), said.
"There are simple routines you
can add to your child's school day
that will create a stress-free
learning experience for your little
one."
From her book, Lansky shares
the nine following tips to simplify
your child's school day:
Prepare for school the' night
before. Set the breakfast table
and select an outfit.


Buttermilk Waffles
1 large egg -,
2-2/3 cups buttermilk
1-1/3 cups sprouted spelt flour
1-1/3 cups cornmeal
2 teaspoons baking soda
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon salt
1/3 cuphiaple sugar
1/4 cup melted butter
Heat waffle iron. In a large
.bowl, beat egg until blended and
stir in buttermilk.
In another bowl, stir together
flour, cornmeal, soda, salt and
sugar. Add flour mixture. and
melted 'butter to the buttermilk
mixture. Stir until batter is even-
ly moistened.
Cook according to waffle iron
directions. Serve hot with butter
and maple syrup.
Serves four.

Sunrise Shakes
1 cup fresh-squeezed orange
juice
1/4 cup pure cranberry juice
1/4cup water
1 cup yogurt
1 tablespoon maple syrup, (or
to taste)
In a blender, blend all ingredi-
ents until well combined. Pour
shake into two glasses and serve
with a fun straw.


Set.- a timer to alert your
child when it's time to gather
belongings and leave for school.
Sew nametags into clothing,
especially coats or gym clothes.
Tape milk money to the
inside of your child's lunch bag or
box, so he or she will not lose it.
Teach your child to wait for
the bus driver's signal when
crossing the street.
Save empty paper towel
tubes for carrying important
papers or paintings to school.
With young children, pin
notes to the teacher onto your
child's clothing.
Have a parent who works
outside the home drop off your
child at school or at the bus stop.
Your child will be accustomed to
saying good-bye to that parent, so
it won't cause trauma.
Don't forget to ask your child
about school activities.
"Your efforts will save you
time, which you can use to play
with your child or help with
homework," Ms. Lansky said.


Buttermilk Waffles


Get Out of the Peanut Butter and Jelly Rut
From FeatureSource
1. Preheat oven to 450 degrees. 2. With clean
Have peanut butter and jelly sandwiches been scissors or knife, cut each tortilla into 4 wedges. 3.
the main attraction of your child's packed lunch for Lay the wedges out on a cookie sheet that' has been
too long? sprayed with cooking spray. 4. Spray tops of tor-
This school year, pack your child a healthy lunch tillas with spray. 5. Sprinkle with garlic salt, cinna-
that adds variety, but appeals to her appetite. mon sugar, or other spices. 6. Bake 6 to 10 minutes
Bridget Swinney, dietitian and author of- or until golden.
"Healthy Food for Healthy Kids" (Meadowbrook
Press, $12; www.meadowbrookpress.com), suggests Cranapple Sauce Makes: 4 1/2 cup servings
keeping some tips in mind when planning packed
lunch menus. 3/'4cup whole-cranberry sauce
"Choose foods with a variety of colors and tex- 1 1/2 cups unsweetened applesauce
tures,- and choose flavors that complement each 3 tablespoons Craisins
other. And of course, choose foods from different
food groups," Swinney said. 1. Mash cranberry sauce in a bowl with a fork. 2
To help get you started, here's a healthy lunch Stir in applesauce and Craisins.
menu taken from "Healthy Food for Healthy Kids."
Snickerdoodles Makes: 31/2 dozen


Creamy Tuna Spread Makes: 4 whole sand-
wiches

4 ounces light cream cheese:
1/8 teaspoon dill
1/4 teaspoon seasoned salt
6-ounce can tuna, packed in water, drained
8 pieces whole-wheat bread
lettuce and tomato (optional)

1. Place cream cheese in a small bowl and stir to
soften. 2. Blend in seasoniAgs. 3. Add tuna, mixing
until well blended. 4. Spread on 4 slices bread. Top
with lettuce and tomato, if you like. 5. Add bread,
slice sandwiches in half.

Variations: Also try this spread on crackers,
baked chips, popcorn cakes, or pita bread quarters:.

Baked Tortilla Chips Makes: 8 servings

8 small corn tortillas
Vegetable cooking spray
Garlic salt, cinnamon sugar, or other spices


1 cup sugar
1/2 cup margarine
1 egg
2 .tablespoons skim milk
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon nutmeg
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 tablespoon grated lemon
(optional)
2 cups whole-wheat flour
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
2 tablespoons sugar


peel or orange peel'


. 1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees. 2. Cream sugar
and margarine together. Add egg, milk, vanilla,
baking powder, baking soda, nutmeg, salt, :and,
lemon peel. Stir in flour. 3. Shape dough into 1-inch:
balls. Combine cinnamon and sugar in saucer. 4.:
Roll each ball in cinnamon-sugar mixture; place 2
inches apart on ungreased cookie sheet. 5. Bake 10
minutes or until very lightly browned.


There's No Need To Count Sheep

- Oet A Better Night Of Sleep


From Feature Source

Once kids are back in school,
the Better Sleep Council offers
ten "do's" and don'tt" to ensure
that your child gets the sleep he
or she needs to be a star student.
Help your child to get at
least nine hours of sleep each
night. To be their best, children
need at least nine hours of sleep
every night.
Don't over-schedule your
child. Too many after-school
activities and commitments can
keep children from precious


sleep. Allow your child plenty of
time for homework and chores
each night to ensure. that they
are not forced to stay up past
their bedtime.
Set a regular bedtime for
your child and stick to it. A regu-
lar bedtime can help ensure your
child gets a full night's sleep.
Help your. child wind down
early in the evening. Tackle sci-
ence projects, book reports and
other homework either before, or
right after dinner. Allow your
child at least one hour before bed-
time to relax and unwind.


Don't allow your child to fall
asleep in front of the television.
Noise from a television, radio, or
even loud conversations can keep
your child from deep, restful
sleep.
Help your child develop a
sleep ritual. Routine activities
like taking a bath or reading with
your child can help him or her
unwind and get into sleep mode.
For more information on get-
ting a good night's' sleep or on
buying a new mattress, visit the
Better Sleep Council's website at
www.bettersleep.org.


Oet Back To School With

A Hearty, Healthy Meal


Start The New Year


With Less Stress


July 28, 2005


. The Po Ik County Democrat


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plastic bags.
3. Relax and laugh with:;your
children Children benefit from
seeing adults use humor in a pos-
itive way. So you all overslept -
instead of yelling, have a race to
see who gets dressed in the quick-
est time. The winner gets to
choose desert at dinner.
Comment on how amazing it is
that your family could oversleep
and yet get out the door in- such a
short amount of time. Studies
show that optimists have. a high-
er level of self-confidence.
4. Encourage positive risk tak-
ing Self-confident children
have the inner fortitude to try
new things even if it means a
chance of failure. Encourage your
children to try out for the school
play or enter an art contest. As a
family, read a book together on a
subject new to all of you. Take a
fall bike ride on an unfamiliar
path, even if you don't know
where you'll end Up.
5. Let your children solve prob-
lems Do your children want to
have the latest designer clothes
for the new school year? Have
them check ads or call stores to
get the best prices. Ask them to
brainstorm ways to earn money
for their name brand items.
Children develop self-confidence
from solving problems appropri-
ate to their abilities.












,4B The Polk County Democrat July 28, 2005


8


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF
FLORIDA IN AND FOR POLK
COUNTY -
UNION FEDERAL BANK OF INDI-
ANAPOLIS,
..Plaintiff;
vs.
COLIN WHITEHEAD, IF LIVING,
AND. IF DEAD, THE UNKNOWN
-SPOUSE,' HEIRS, DEVISEES,
GRANTEES, -ASSIGNEES, LIEN-
ORS, CREDITORS, TRUSTEES
.-AND ALL 'OTHER PARTIES
CLAIMING AN INTEREST BY,
THROUGH., UNDER OR
AGAINST COLIN WHITEHEAD;
.UNKNOWN.SPOUSE OF COLIN
WHITEHEAD; UNKNOWN TEN-
'ANT,
'Defendants.
CASE NO.
05-CA-2188
NOTICE OF ACTION
TO: COLIN WHITEHEAD; UN-
KNOWN SPOUSE OF.COLIN
WHITEHEAD,
Last 'known address: 524 VE-
RONA AVE., *DAVENPORT, FL
33897
If alive, and if dead, all parties
claiming interest by, through, un-
der or against' COLIN WHITE-
HEAD; UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF
COLIN WHITEHEAD and all par-
ties having or claiming to have any.
right, title or.interest in the prop-'
erty described herein. -
S.-.YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an
action for Foreclosure of Mort-
gage on the following described
property:
LOT.178; REGAL PALMS AT
HIGHLAND RESERVE,
PHASE 2, ACCORDING TO
THE PLAT:RECORDED IN
PLAT BOOK 125, PAGES 1
AND 2, AS RECORDED IN
THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF
POLK COUNTY, FLORIDA;
SAID LAND SITUATE, LYING
AND.- BEING IN POLK
COUNTY, FLORIDA- *
,has been filed against you and
yqu are required to serve.a copy
6f your written defenses to it, if
any, to it, on Dinna Kawass, Attor-
ney for Plaintiff, whose address is
951 N.E. 167th Street, Suite 204,
North Miami Beach, FL 33162, on.
or before August 22, 2005 and file
.the original with the Clerk of this
Court either before service on
Plaintiff's attorney or Immediately
thereafter; otherwise a default will
be entered against you for the re-
.. ef demanded inthe complaint.
WITNESS my hand and seal of
,Ihis Court Ihis .15Jn da of l .
RICHARD M. WEISS
Clerk of the Court
By: /s/l etitia Wilson
As Deputy Clerk
(Seal) ;-
July21, 28; 2005-2412







IN THE CIRCUIT COURT
OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL
CIRCUIT IN AND FOR
POLK COUNTY, FLORIDA,
PROBATE DIVISION
,IN RE:
..ESTATE OFP EUGENE
IRVIN COOK a/k/a
EUGENE I. COOK, DE-
CEASED.
FILE NO.'
,05CP-1 562
NOTICE TO' CREDITORS
The administration of the es-
tate.of EUGENE 'IRVIN
COOK a/k/a' EUGENE I.,
.COOK, deceased, File Number
05CP-,1.562,, is pending-in the
Circuit Court for Polk County,
Florida, Probate Division,, the
address of which is P. 0. Box
9000,' Drawer GCC-4,. Bartow,
Florida 33831. The names and
addresses of the' Personal rep-
resentative: and the Personal
represeitativets .attorney are
set forth'below.
'All creditors of the decedent
and other., persons .having
claims .or demarids agaifrst de-
cedent' estate, including' tin-
matured, 'contingent or unliqui-
dated claims, on whom a copy
of this notice is served must
file. thdei. claims with. this court
WITHIN iTHE LATER 'OF. 3
MONTHS .AFTER. THE
DATE .;OF THE FIRST PUB-
LICATION "OF THIS NO-
TICE. OR 30i DAYS -AFTER
THE DATE OF. SERVICE
OF A-..COPY OF THIS NO-
TICE ONW THEM.
All other creditors of the de-
cedent and other persons hav-
ing claims or demands against
the decedent's estate, includ-
ing unmatured,' contingent or
unrliquidated claims, must file
their claims with this court
WITHIN/ 3 MONTHS AFTER
THE. DATE OF THE FIRST
PUBLICATION OF THIS
NOTICE. *
ALL. CLAIMS NOT SO
FILED .WILL, BE FOREVER
BARRED.
NOTWITHSTANDING
THE TIME PERIOD SET
FORTH ABOVE, ANY
CLAIM FILED TWO (2)
YEARS OR MORE AFTER
THE DECEDENT'S DATE
OF DEATH IS BARRED.
The date of irst publicanonr
of this Notice is July 21, 2005.
Br.uce ;-A.. Cook
1286. 40th Street
Sarasota, 'FL :34232
ROBERT C. NETTLETON
Florida Bar 'No. 058429
P. 0. BOx'.277
Haines City, FL 33845-
0277 -
Telephone: (863) 422-
6 4 8 4 .'' .
Attorney for Pers,'nal
Representative
July 21, 28, 2005-2434


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN
AND FOR POLK COUNTY,
FLORIDA
JIMMY R. McGHEE and GOLDIE
MILLS,
Plaintiff,
vs.
FRANK P. PETTINGILL
and MARY E. PETTINGILL,
and the unknown spouses,
heirs, devisees, grantees, credi-
tor, or other parties claiming
by, through, under or against
them; and The Independent
Savings Plan Company, a Flor-
ida corporation,
Defendant.
CASE NO.
53-2004CA-002818-0000-WH
NOTICE OF SALE
Notice is hereby given that pur-
suant to a Final Judgment entered
in the above entitled cause In the
Circuit Court of Polk County, Flor-
ida, I will sell the property situate
in Polk County, Florida, described
as:
The North 160 feet of the
South 500 feet of the West
125 feet of the SW 1/4 of the
NW 1/4 of Section 7, Town-
ship 30 South, Range 29 East,
Less the West 25 feet for road
right of way. .
at public sale, to the highest and,
best bidder for cash, at the East
Corridor, First Floor, Polk County
Counnouse, 255 North Broadway
Banow. Florida. at 9 00 A M, on
the 17ih day ol August, 2005
.All sales are to be held at Ihe 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.
'*RICHARD-Mi;WEISS,"
'As' Clerk of Said Court
By /s/ Felicia Borders
As Deputy Clerk
(COURT SEAL)
July 28, Aug. 4, 2005-2467





IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN
AND FOR POLK COUNTY, FLOR-
IDA
CIVIL DIVISION
IN RE: FORFEITURE OF:
SIX THOUSAND ONE HUNDRED
EIGHTY ONE AND 00/100 DOL-
LARS ($6,181.00) UNITED
STATES CURRENCY

CASE NO: 2005CA-002559
SECTION: 08
NOTICE OF FORFEITURE
PROCEEDINGS
Milton Hubbard
6204 Dovecrest Drive
Lakeland, FL 33810
AND ALL OTHER PER-
SONS who claim an interest in
the above-captioned property:
Grady Judd, as Sher-
iff of Polk County, Florida, ("
Polk County Sheriff's Office"),,
gives notice of forfeiture pro-
ceedings pursuant to Sections
932.701-707, Florida Statutes,
in regard to the above-de-
scribed property. ("Captioned
Property"). '
1. Captioned Property, was
seized in or near Lakeland, in
Polk County, Florida on, or
bout June.8, 2005, by the
Polk County Sheriff's Office and
Captioned Property is presently
in the custody of. the Polk
County Sheriff's Office.'
'2. Any owner, entity, bUona fide
lien holder, or person in posses-
sion of the property at the
time of seizure has the right to.
request an adversarial prelimi-
nary hearing from the Tenth
Judicial Circuit Court to deter-
mine whether probable cause
exists to believe that Cap-,
tioned Property has been or is,
being used in '.iolaEton of the
Florida Contraband Forieiture
Act.
3. A Complaint seeking forfei-
ture of Captioned Propert;, was
filed in the Circuit Court of the
Tenth Judicial Circuit in and for
Polk Countyon or about July
15, 2005. *
CERTIFICATE OF SERVICE
I HEREBY CERTIFY that a true
and correct copy of the forego-
ing was furnished ro the ad-
dressee(s) herein this 18th day
SofJiuly,.2005.
SCASSANDRA L. DENMARK. ES-
QuIRE
Polk County Sheriff's Office
455 North Broadway
Bartow, Florida 33830
(863) 534-6294
Florida Bar #0553247
SJuly 28; Aug. 4,2005-2468





Have something
to sell?' Call
'The Democrat,
533-4183.
t- The Lceader.


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR
POLK COUNTY, FLORIDA
PROBATE DIVISION
IN RE: ESTATE OF
KENNETH TYLER GARMON,
SR.,
Deceased.
FILE NO.
05CP-001689
NOTICE OF ADMINISTRA-
TION
ANQ NOTICE TO CREDITORS
,(Intestate)
The administration of the estate
of KENNETH TYLER GARMON,
SR., deceased, File Number
05CP-001689, is pending in the
Circuit court for Polk County, Flor-
ida, Probate Division, the address
of which is Post Office Box 9000,
Drawer CC-4, Bartow, FL 33831-
9000. The names and addresses
of the Co-Personal Representa-
tives and the Co-Personal Repre-
sentatives' attorney, are set forth
below. The Estate is Intestate.
ALL INTERESTED PERSONS
ARE NOTIFIED THAT:
All persons on whom this No-
tice of Administration is served
who have objections that chal-
lenge the validity of the Will, the
qualifications of the Personal Rep-
resentative, venue, or jurisdiction
of this Court are required to file
their objections with this Court
WITHIN THE LATER OF THREE
MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF
THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF
THIS NOTICE OR THIRTY DAYS
AFTER THE DATE OF SERVICE
OF A COPY OF THIS NOTICE
ON THEM.
All creditors of the decedent
and other persons having claims
or demands against decedent's
estate on whom a copy of this no-
tice is served must file their claims
with this Court WITHIN THE
LATER OF THREE MONTHS AF-
TER THE DATE OF THE FIRST
PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE
OR THIRTY DAYS AFTER THE
DATE OF SERVICE OF A COPY
OF THIS NOTICE ON THEM.
All other creditors of the dece-
dent and persons having claims or
demands against the decedent's
estate must file their claims with
this court WITHIN THREE
MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF
THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF
THIS NOTICE.
ALL CLAIMS, DEMANDS AND
OBJECTIONS NOT SO FILED
WILL BE FOREVER BARRED.
"The date of the lirsr publication
of this Notice is July 21. 2005
JANICE GARMON
405 Avenue M. N.E.
Winter Haven, Florida 33884
CEDRIC E. LEWIS, ESQ.
332 Third Street N.W.
SWinter Haven, FL 33881'
'Fla. Bar No. 0452084
July 21, 28, 2005-2440




IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
10TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN
AND FOR POLK COUNTY,
FLORIDA
GENERAL JURISDICTION DIVI-
SION
MORTGAGE ELECTRONIC REG-
ISTRATION SYSTEMS INC.,
PLAINTIFF.
VS.
NIGEL NYKIN ET AL.,
DEFENDANTS)
CASE NO:
53-05CA-1990-WH-SEC. 07
NOTICE OF ACTION
CONSTRUCTIVE SERVICE
TO: ZIFEY NYKIN
whose residence is unknown if
he/she/they be living; and if
he/she/they be dead, the unknown
defendants who may be spouses, ,
heirs, devisees, grantees,. assign-
ees, lienors, creditors, trustees,
and all parties claiming an interest
by, through, under or against the
Defendants, who are not known to
be dead or alive, and all parties
having or claiming to have any
right, title or interest in the prop-
erty described in the mortgage be-
ing foreclosed herein, .
YOU ARE HEREBY NOTIFIED that
an action to foreclose a mort-
gage and enforce a lost note
and/or mortgage on the follow-
ing property:
LOT 371 OF IMPERIA-
LAKES, PHASE ONE,
ACCORDING TO THE
MAP OR PLAT
THEREOF, RECORDED
IN PLAT BOOK 63,
PAGE 43 THROUGH
45, OF THE OFFICE OF
THE CLERK OF THE
CIRCUIT. COURT IN
AND FODR POLK
COUNTY,' FLORIDA.,
hasbeen 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.
.Plairtiff's attorney, whose ad-
dress is 801 S University Drive,
#500, Plantation, FL 33324 on
or before August 22 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 12LI d5y of July,
2005.
RICHiiRD M. WEISS r '
CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT
BY:/s/Teresa Nelson,
DEPUTY CLERK
(Seal) : :
ATTORNEY FOR PLAINTIFF:
LAW OFFICES OF DAVID J.
STERN
801 S.. UNIVERSITY DRIVE,
SUITE 500
PLANTATION, FL 33324
July21, 28, 2005-2441.


thence due East 175
feet; thence due
North 11 5 feet;
thence due West 175
feet to the point of
beginning. Together
with a 1956 Titan'
Mobile Home, ID#
1160122753, Title#
2153917, RP#
R313890. PIN:
053129-000000-
0234100
SUBJECT TO, taxes for
the year 1995 and
subsequent years and
subject to reserva-
tion of a strip, of
ground 30 feet wide
uf'i Lhu West side of
said property for
roadway purposes and
a strip of ground 25.


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT
OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL
CIRCUIT OF THE STATE
OF FLORIDA, IN AND FOR
POLK COUNTY
CIVIL DIVISION
CITIFINANCIAL SERVICES, INC.,
ATTORNEY-IN-FACT FOR
WASHINGTON MUTUAL FI-
NANCE, LLC, SUCCESSOR BY
MERGER TO BLAZER FINANCIAL
SERVICES, INC. OF FLORIDA,
Plaintiff,
vs.
ANGEL M. COLON; THE UN-
KNOWN SPOUSE OF ANGEL M.
COLON; RUBY COLON; THE UN-
KNOWN SPOUSE OF RUBY CO-
LON, IF LIVING, INCLUDING ANY
UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF SAID
DEFENDANTSS, IF REMARRIED,
AND IF DECEASED, THE RE-
SPECTIVE UNKNOWN HEIRS, DE-
VISEES, GRANTEES, ASSIGNEES,
CREDITORS, LIENORS, AND
TRUSTEES, AND ALL OTHER
PERSONS CLAIMING BY,
THROUGH, UNDER OR AGAINST
THE NAMED DEFENDANTSS;
UNKNOWN TENANT #1; UN-
KNOWN TENANT #2,
Defendant(s).
CASE NO.
53-2005-CA-002355-
0000-00-SEC 11
NOTICE OF ACTION
TO:
RUBY COLON; THE UN-
KNOWN SPOUSE OF RUBY
COLON, IF LIVING, INCLUD-
ING ANY UNKNOWN SPOUSE
OF SAID DEFENDANTSS, IF
REMARRIED, AND IF DE-
CEASED, THE RESPECTIVE
UNKNOWN HEIRS, DEVI-
SEES, GRANTEES, ASSIGN-
EES, CREDITORS, LIENORS,
AND TRUSTEES, AND ALL
OTHER PERSONS CLAIMING
BY, THROUGH, UNDER OR
AGAINST THE NAMED DE-
FENDANT(S)
Whose location are/is unknown.
YOU ARE HEREBY required to
file your answer or written de-
fenses, if any, in the above pro-
ceeding with the Clerk of this
Court, and to serve a copy thereof
upon the plaintiff's attorney, whose
name and address appears
hereon, on or before August 22,
2005 the nature of this proceeding
being a suit for foreclosure of
mortgage against the following de-
scribed property, to wit:
LOT 16, BLOCK 3,
LAKEVIEW VILLAGE, AC-
CORDING TO THE PLAT
THEREOF RECORDED IN
PLAT BOOK 34, PAGE 27,
PUBLIC RECORDS OF
POLK COUNTY, FLORIDA.
A/K/A 407 TARAWA
STREET, LAKELAND, FL
33805.
If you fail to file your answer or
written defenses in the above pro-
ceeding, on plaintiff's attorney, a
default will be entered against you
for the relief demanded in the
Complaint or Petition.
If you are a person with disabilities
who needs any accommodation in
order to participate in this pro-
ceeding, you are entitled at no
cost to you, to the provision of cer-
tain assistance. Please contact the
Office of the Court Administrator,
(863) 534-4690, within two (2)
working days of your receipt of this
notice, tI you are hedrnng or voice
impaired call TDD 1863) 534-7777
c.r Florida Relay Servei'' ?11'.'
Dalec at Polkl Cur, ty'this 14th
day of July, 2005.
RICHARD M. WEISS
CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT
By /s/ Tamika Joiner
Deputy Clerk
(Seal)
July 21, 28, 2005-2413


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN
AND FOR POLK COUNTY,
FLORIDA
'VIRGINIA E. FAUBLE,
Plaintiff,
vs.
MICHAEL E. FABLE, ANY
AND ALL UNKNOWN PAR-
TIES .CLAIMING BY,
THROUGH, UNDER AND
AGAINST MICHAEL E.
FAUBLE, WHO IS NOT
KNOWN TO .BE DEAD OR
ALIVE,. WHETHER SAID
UNKNOWN PARTIES MAY
CLAIM AN INTEREST: AS
SPOUSES, HEIRS, DEVI-
SEES, GRANTEES OR
CLAIMANTS.
Defendants.
CASE NO:
2005-CA-2134-0000-WH
NOTICE OF ACTION
TO: MICHAEL E. FAUBLE,
ANY AND ALL UNKNOWN
PARTIES CLAIMING. BY,
THROUGH, UNDER AND
AGAINST MICHAEL E.
FAUBLE, WHO IS NOT
KNOWN TO BE DEAD OR
ALIVE,, WHETHER SAID
UNKNOWN PARTIES MAY
CLAIM AN INTEREST AS
SPOUSES, HEIRS, DEVI-
SEES, GRANTEES OR
CLAIMANTS
YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an
action to enforce a Final Judgment
of dissolution of Marriage by fore-
close of your interest in the follow-
ing property in Polk County, Flor-
ida: :
Lot 53 of unrecorded
WEST INDIAN LAKE
HEIGHTS SUBDIVI-
SION, more, particu-
larly described as:
Beginning at the
Northwest corner of
Government Lot #3
and. the center of
Section 5, Township
31 South, Range 29
East, Polk County,
Florida; thence due
South along the half
section line 756 feet
to the point of begin-
ning; thence due
South along the half
section line 115 feet;


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 juyL 200n.
Personal Representative:
A. Keith Sheldon
541 Palencia Place
.Lakeland, Florida 33803
Attorney for. Personal Representa-
tive:
Craig A. Mundy, Esq.
SFlorida Bar,No. 0896470
Craig A. Mundy, P.A.
4927 Southfork Drive
Lakeland, Florida 33813
Telephone: (863) 647-3778
July 21, 28, 2005-2424


feet wide off of the
East side of said
property for water-
way purposes as
shown in Instrument
dated February 11,
1974, recorded Feb-
ruary 25, 1974, in
Official Record 1578,
Page 661, public re-
cords of Polk County,
Florida.
has been filed against you and
you are required to serve a
copy of your written defenses,
if any, to it on James C.
McClendon II, Esquire, Weaver &
McClendon, P.A., Post Office
Box 466, Lake Wiles, FL
33853-0466 on or before
August 29, 2005 and to file
the original with the clerk of
this court either before service
on plaintiff's attorney or imme-
diately thereafter; otherwise a
default will be entered against
you for the relief demanded in
the Complaint.
If you are a person with disabilities
who needs any accommodation in
order to participate in this pro-
ceeding, you are entitled at no
cost to you, to the provision of
certain assistance. Please contact
the Office of the Court Administra-
tor, (863) 534-4690, within two (2)
working days of your receipt of this
notice; if you are hearing or voice
impaired, call TDD (863) 534-7777
or Florida Relay Services 711.
WITNESS my hand and the
seal of this Court on July 1 8,
2005.
RICHARD M. WEISS
As Clerk of said Court
By: /s/ Teresa Nelson
As Deputy Clerk
(COURT SEAL)
July 21, 28, Aug. 4, 11, 2005-2426

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

CASE NO.: 2005CA-428
SECTION: 04
NOTICE OF FORFEITURE
PROCEEDINGS
Mark Lee Murray
404 Orange Street
Auburndale, Florida
33823
AND ALL OTHER PER-
SONS who claim an interest in'
the above-captioned property:
.f Grady Judd, as Sher-"
iff of Polk County, Florida, ('
Polk County Sheriff's Office"),
gives notice of forfeiture pro-
ceedings pursuant- to Sections
932.701-707, Florida Statutes,
in regard to the above-de-
scribed property ("Captioned
Property").
1. Captioned Property was
seized in or near Poinciana, in
Polk County, Florida on or
about May 25; 2005, by the
Polk County Sheriff's Office and
Captioned Property is presently
in the custody of the Polk
County Sheriff's Office.
2. Any owner, entity, bona fide
lien holder, or personrin posses-
sion of the property at the
time of seizure' has the right to
request an a..'ersarial prelimi-
nary hearing from the Tenth
Judicial Circuit Court to deter-
mine whether'probable cause
exists to believe that Cap-
tioned Property has been or is
being used in violation of the
Florida Contraband Forfeiture
Act.
3. A Complaint seeking forfei-
ture of Captioned Property was
filed in the Circuit Court of the
Tenth Judicial Circuit in and for
Polk County on or about July 6,
200 5. .
CERTIFICATE OF SERVICE
I HEREBY CERTIFY that a true
and correct copy of the forego-
ing was furnished to the ad-
dressee(s) herein this 7th day
of July, 2005.
CASSANDRA L. DENMARK, ES-
QUIRE
Polk County Sheriff's Office
455 North Broadway
*Bartow, Florida 33830
(863) 534-6294
Florida Bar #0553247
July 21, 28, 2005-2409


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR
POLK COUNTY, FLORIDA PRO-
BATE DIVISION
IN RE: ESTATE OF
JOYCE S. SHELDON
Deceased..
File No.:
05-CP-1590,
NOTICE TO CREDITORS
The administration of the estate
of Joyce S. Sheldon, deceased,
whose date of death was May 16,
2005, is pending in the Circuit
Court for Polk County, Florida,
Probate Division, the address of
which is P.O. Box 9000, Drawer
CC-4, Bartow Fiorida 33831. The
names and addresses of the per-
sonal representative and the per-
sonal representatives' attorney are
set forth below.
All creditors of the decedent
and other persons having claims
or demands against decedent's
estate on whom a copy of this no-
tice has been served must file
their claims with this court WITHIN
THE LATER OF 3 MONTHS AF-
TER THE DATE OF THE FIRST
PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE
OR 30 DAYS AFTER THE TIME
OF SERVICE QF 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.


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


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN
AND FOR POLK COUNTY,
FLORIDA
FAMILY LAW DIVISION
IN RE: THE MARRIAGE OF:
DANIELLE M. HERSEY,
Petitioner,
-and-
SEAN M. HERSEY,
Respondent.
/
CASE NO.:
53-2005DR-006398-0000-00
Sec 2
NOTICF OF ACTION
TO: SEAN M. HERSEY
RESIDENCE UNKNOWN
ADDRESS UNKNOWN
YOU ARE HEREBY NOTIFIED
that a Dissolution of Marriage
action has been filed against
you and you/are required to
serve a copy of your written
defenses, if any, to it on Peti-
tioner's attorney, ANTHONY
SURBER, ESQUIRE, 5116 South
Lakeland, Drive, Lakeland, FL
33813, or Post Office Box
6455, Lakeland, Florida 33807,
on or before August 20, 2005,
and .file the original with the
Clerk of this Court either be-
fore service on Petitioner's At-
torney or immediately thereaf-
ter. Otherwise a default will be
entered against you for the re-
lief demanded in the Petition.
WARNING: Rule 12.285, Flor-
Ida Family Law Rules of Proce-
dure, requires certain automatic
disclosure of documents and infor-
mation. Failure to comply can re-
sult in sanction, including dis-
missal or striking of pleadings.
DATED: July 12, 2005
RICHARD M. WEISS
-. Clerk of Court
BY: /s/ Valerie Neal
As Deputy Clerk
July 14, 21, 28, Aug. 4, 2005-2380

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



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


Florida Contraband Forfeiture
Act. %
3. A Complaint seeking forfei-
ture of Captioned Property was
filed in the Circuit Court of the
Tenth Judicial Circuit in and for
Polk County on or about July 8,
2005.
CERTIFICATE OF SERVICE
I HEREBY CERTIFY that a true
and correct copy of the forego-
ing was furnished to the ad-
dressee(s) herein this 11th day
of July, 2005.
CASSANDRA L. DENMARK, ES-
QUIRE
Polk County Sheriff's Office
455 North Broadway
Bartow, Florida 33830
(863) 534-6294 .
Florida Bar #0553247
July 21, 28, 2005-2418


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN
AND FOR POLK COUNTY,
FLORIDA
JUVENILE DIVISION
IN THE INTEREST OF:
K.B. DOB: 09/24/01
MINOR CHILD
SUMMONS AND NOTICE
OF HEARING ON PETITION
FOR TERMINATION OF
PARENTAL RIGHTS
CASE NO.
2002-DP-030600-XX
THE STATE OF FLORIDA TO:
JASON BROWN
(ADDRESS UNKNOWN)
YOU ARE HEREBY NO-
TIFIED that a Petition under
oath has been filed in the
above styled Court for the per-
manent commitment of
K.B., a female child born on
09/24/01, to Kristina Brown,
the mother and Jason Brown,
the father in the State of Flor-
ida.
for subsequent adoption and
you are hereby COMMANDEDto
be and appear before the MAGIS-
TRATE ROBIN MATIS-JACKSON
at 9:00 A.M. on the 1Z1th day of
August. 2005, for this hearing at
POLK COUNTY COURTHOUSE,
COURTROOM- Juvenile Divi-
sion Hearing Room- 1st Floor,
255 N. Broadway, BARTOW,
FLORIDA.
YOUR FAILURE TO APPEAR
IN PERSON WILL BE TREATED
AS A CONSENT TO THE TERMI-
NATION OF PARENTAL RIGHTS
AND YOU WILL PERMANENTLY
I OSE ALL LEGAL RIGHTS AS A
PARENT TO THE CHILDREN)
AS NAMED IN THE PETITION
FOR TERMINATION OF PAREN-
TAL RIGHTS.
YOU HAVE THE RIGHT TO
HAVE AN ATTORNEY REPRE-
SENT YOU IN THIS MATTER. IF
YOU CANNOT AFFORD AN AT-
TORNEY, YOU MUST BE PRE-
SENT AND REQUEST THAT
THE COURT APPOINT YOU AN
ATTORNEY FOR YOU IF YOU
WANT ONE.
"In accordance with the Ameri-
cans With Disabilities Act, persons
with disabilities needing a special
accommodation to participate in
this proceeding should contact the
Children & Families Legal Depart-
ment at 1055 US Highway 17
North; Bartow, Florida 33830,
Telephone: 863-534-0062 not later
.than seven days prior to the pro-
ceeding. If hearing impaired,
(TDD) 1-800-955-871, or Voice (V)
1-800-955-8770, via Florida Relay
Service."
RICHARD M. WEISS, CLERK
By_S..Tay.lg
as his Deputy Clerk
(CLERK'S SEAL)
July 14, 21, 28, Aug. 4, 2005-2383




IN THE CIRCUIT COURT, POLK
COUNTY, FLORIDA
IN RE: THE MARRIAGE OF
CEASAR B. GARCIA
YOLANDA GARCIA
NOTICE OF ACTION
CASE NO.: 05DR-5026
TO:
YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an
action .for Dissolution of Marriage
has,.been .filed, agairsi you and
you are required to serve a copy
of your written defenses, if any, to
it on Yolanda Garcia, Petitioner's
Attorney, whose address is P.O.
Box 3724, Lakeland, Florida
33802, on or before August 12.
2005, and file the original with the
Clerk of this Court either before
service on the Petitioner's attorney
or immediately thereafter;, other-
wise, a default will be entered
against you for the relief de-
manded in the complaint or peti-
tion.
Dated on July 1,2005:
RICHARD M. WEISS
Clerk of the Courts
BY: /s/ Jessica Rayburn
Deputy Clerk
(Court Seal)
July 7, 14, 21, 28, 2005-2285





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

CASE NO.: 2005CA-2466
SECTION: 08
NOTICE..OF' FORFEITURE,
PROCEEDINGS
Keith Brinson
,6217 Indian Lane
Lakeland, Florida 33813
AND ALL OTHER PER-
SONS who claim an interest in
the above-captioned property:
: Grady Judd, as Sher-
iff of Polk County, Florida, ("
Polk County Sheriff's Office'"),
gives notice of forfeiture.pro-
ceedings pursuant to Sections
932.701-707, Florida Statutes,
in regard to the above-de-
scribed property ("Captioned
Property").
1. Captioned Property was
seized in or near Lakeland, in
Polk County, Florida on or
about May 18, .2005, by the
Polk County Sheriff's Office and
Captioned Property is presently
in the custody of the Polk
County Sheriff's Office.
2. Any owner, entity, bona fide
lien holder, or person in posses-
sion of the property at the
time of seizure has the right to
request an adversarial prelimi-
nary hearing from the Tenth
Judicial Circuit Court to deter-
mine whether probable cause
exists to believe that Cap-
tioned Property has been or is
being used in violation of the .


necessary, the Clerk will post a
Notice of Change" at the sale lo-
cation directing the bidders to the
temporary sale location.
If you are a person with disabilities
who needs any accommodation in
order to participate in this pro-
ceeding, you are entitled at no
cost to you, to the provision of cer-
tain assistance. Please contact the
Office of the Court Administrator,
(863) 534-4690, within two (2)
working days of your receipt of this
notice; if you are hearing or voice
impaired, call TDD (863) 534-7777
or Florida Relay Services 711.
DATED this 13M day of
July. 2005.
RICHARD M. WEISS
As Clerk of said Court
By /s/ Felicia Borders
As Deputy Clerk
(Seal)
July 21, 28, Aug. 4, 2005-2414


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
10TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF
FLORIDA IN AND FOR POLK
COUNTY GENERAL JURISDIC-
TION DIVISION
Citibank, NA; as Trustee,
PLAINTIFF,
Vs.
Joseph Prinzi; David Dipisa; Un-
known persons) in possession
of the subject real property; if
living, and all unknown parties
claiming by, through, under and
against the above named de-
fendant(s) who are not known.
to be dead or alive, whether
said unknown parties may claim
an interest as spouses, heirs,
devisees, grantees, or other
claimants; Chase Home Finance,
LLC successor by Merger to;
Deer Run Estates Homeowners
Association, Inc., a dissolved
corporation,
DEFENDANT.
Case No.
2005-CA-2197-DIV 08
NOTICE OF ACTION
TO: David Dipisa if living, and all
unknown parties claiming by,
through, under and against the
above named defendants) who
are not known to be dead or
alive, whether said unknown
parties may claim an.interest as
spouses, heirs, devisees, grant-
ees, or other claimants whose
last known address is:
217 Doe Drive
Davenport, FL 33837
YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an
action for foreclosure of mortgage
on the following described prop-
erty:
LOT 22, DEER RUN ES-
TATES, PHASE I, A6S
SHOWN BY MAP OR PLAT
THEREOF RECORDED IN
PLAT BOOK 83, PAGES 25,
26 & 27, PUBLIC RECORDS
OF POLK COUNTY, FLOR-
IDA; TOGETHER WITH A
MOBILE HOME, VIN#
PH066709A AND VIN#
PH066709B.
has been filed against you and
you are required to serve a copy
of your written defenses, if any, to
it, on JEFFREY S. SANDLER, At-
torney for the Plaintiff, whose ad-
dress is Codilis & Stawiarski, P.A.,
4010 Boy Scout Boulevard, Suite
450, Tampa, FL 33607 on or be-
fore thirty days from the date of
the first publication of this notice
and file the original with the Clerk
of this Court either before service
on Plaintiff's attorney or immedi-
ately thereafter; otherwise a de-
fault will be entered against you
for the relief demanded in the
complaint.
NOTE: Pursuant to the Fair Debt
Collection Practices Act you are
advised that this law firm is
deemed to be a debt collector at-
tempting to collect a debt and any
information obtained will be used
for that purpose.
WITNESS my hand and the
seal of said Court on July 18.
2005.
Richard M. Weiss
As Clerk of the Court
By: /s/ Teresa Nelson
As Deputy Clerk
(Seal)
July 21, 28, 2005-2427

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF
FLORIDA, IN AND FOR POLK
COUNTY
GENERAL JURISDICTION DIVI-
SION
MORTGAGE ELECTRONIC REGIS-
TRATION SYSTEMS, INC. AS
NOMINEE FOR CHASE HOME FI-
NANCE, LLC SUCCESSOR BY
MERGER TO CHASE MANHAT-
TAN MORTGAGE CORPORA-
TION,
Plaintiff,
vs.
WILLIAM D. GALLOWAY, et al.,
Defendant (s). /
CASE NO.
2005-CA-790-0000-WH-DIv 11
NOTICE OF FORECI OSURE
SALE
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN
pursuant to an Order Reschedul-
ing Foreclosure Saledated July
11,2005, and a Final Judgment of
Foreclosure dated June 6, 2005,.
and entered in CASE NO. 2005-
CA-790-0000-WH-Div 11, of the
Circuit Court .of the TENTH Judi-
cial Circuit in and for POLK
CoUnty; Florida,.wherein MORT-
GAGE ELECTRONIC REGISTRA-
TION SYSTEMS, INC. AS NOMI-
NEE FOR CHASE HOME FI-
NANCE, LLC SUCCESSOR BY
MERGER TO CHASE MANHAT-
TAN MORTGAGE CORPORA-
TION, is Plaintiff and WILLIAM D.
GALLOWAY., et al., are Defen-
dants, I will sell to the highest and
best bidder for cash in the East
Corridor, First-Floor, Polk County
Courthouse, 255 North Broadway,
Bartow, in Bartow, POLK County,
Florida, 9:00 AM o'clock on the
15th day of August, 2005, the fol-
lowing described property as set
forth in said Final Judgment, to
wit:
LOT 98, OF YEARLING
TRACE PHASE 2, ACCORD-
ING TO THE PLAT THEREOF
AS RECORDED IN PLAT
BOOK 100,. PAGE 7, PUBLIC
RECORDS OF POLK
COUNTY, FLORIDA TO-
GETHER WITH THAT CER-
TAIN 2000 MOBILITY RINGO
MOBILE HOME WITH SE-
RIAL NUMBERS N89575A/TI-
TLE NUMBER 90559413'AND
SERIAL NUMBER N89575B/
TITLE NUMBER 90559460
a/k/a 11922 Backland Path
Road, Polk City, Florida
33868.
All sales are to be held at the east
end of the east corridor,t irst 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


has been filed against you and
you are required to serve a
copy of your written defenses,
if any, to it on SMITH, HIATT, &
DIAZ, P.A., Plaintiff's attorneys,
whose address, is 2691 East
Oakland Park Boulevard, Suite
303, Fort Lauderdale, Florida
33306, within thirty (30) days.
from first date of publication
and file the original with the
Clerk of this Court either be-
fore service on Plaintiff's attor-
neys or immediately thereafter;,
otherwise a default will be en--
tered against you for the relief
demanded in the complaint or
petition.
DATED on Julyv 19. 2005.
RICHARD M. WEISS
As Clerk of the Court
By: /s/ Teresa Nelson
As Deputy Clerk
(Seal)
July 21, 28, 2005-2435


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR
POLK COUNTY, FLORIDA
PROBATE DIVISION
IN RE: ESTATE OF
MARGARET EYLNOR GUY,
Deceased.
FILE NO.
04CP-2992
NOTICE OF ADMINISTRA-
TION
AND NOTICE TO CREDITORS
(Testate)
The administration of the estate
of MARGARET EYLNOR GUY,
deceased, File Number 04CP-
2992, is pending in the Circuit
court for Polk County, Florida, Pro-
bate Division, the address of
which is Post Office Box 9000,
Drawer CC-4, Bartow, FL 33831-
9000. The names and addresses
of the Personal Representatives
and the Personal Representatives'
attorney, are set forth below. The
Estate is testate. ALL INTER-
ESTED PERSONS ARE NOTI-
FIED THAT:
All persons on whom this No-
tice of Administration is served
who have objections to the qualifi-
cations of the Personal Represen-
tative, venue, or jurisdiction of this
Court are required to file their ob-
jections with this Court WITHIN
THE LATER OF THREE
MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF
THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF
THIS NOTICE OR THIRTY DAYS
AFTER THE DATE OF SERVICE
OF A COPY OF THIS NOTICE
ON THEM.
All creditors of the decedent
and other persons having claims
or demands against decedent's
estate on whom a copy of this no-
tice is served must file their claims
with this Court WITHIN THE
LATER'OF THREE MONTHS AF-
TER THE DATE OF THE FIRST
PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE
OR THIRTY DAYS AFTER THE
DATE OF SERVICE OF A COPY
OF THIS NOTICE ON THEM.
All other creditors of the dece-
dent and persons having claims or
demands against the decedent's
estate must file their claims with
this court 'WITHIN THREE
MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF
THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF
THIS NOTICE.
ALL CLAIMS, DEMANDS AND
OBJECTIONS NOT SO FILED
WILL BE FOREVER BARRED.
The date of the first publication
of this Notice is July 21, 2005.
BRIDGETTE GOINS
3100 Gerber Dairy Road
Winter Haven, FL 33880
CEDRIC E. LEWIS, ESQ.
332 Third Street, NW
Winter Haven, FL 33881
Fla. Bar No. 0452084
July 21, 28, 2005-2421

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN
AND FOR POLK COUNTY,
FLORIDA
IN RE: THE MATTER OF THE
TERMINATION OF PARENTAL
RIGHTS OF MINOR CHILD
KENNETH G. WINT,
Minor Child.
NOTICE OF ACTION TO
TERMINATION OF
PARENTAL RIGHTS OF MI-
NOR CHILD
CASE NO.: 53-2005DR-
005860-0000-LK
SECTION: 1
TO:IKEISHA WiNT
Last Known Address
Islington PO
Sport Road
St. Mary, WI
YOU ARE NOTIFIED that a Pe-
tition for Termination of Parental
Rights of Minor Child has been
filed against you and you are re-
quired to serve a copy of your writ-
ten defenses, if any, to it on THO-
MAS J. CHAWK, Esquire, Post
Office Box 8209, Lakeland, Florida
33802-8209, the Petitioner's Attor-
ney, on or before August 8 2005.
and file the original with the Clerk
of this Court either before service
on the Petitioner's attorney or im-
mediately thereafter; otherwise, a
default will be entered against you
for the relief demanded in the Peti-
tion.
UNDER SECTION 63.089,
FLORIDA STATUTES, FAILURE
TO FILE A WRITTEN RE-
SPONSE TO THIS NOTICE WITH
THE COURT OR TO APPEAR AT
THIS HEARING CONSTITUTES
GROUNDS UPON WHICH THE
COURT SHALL END ANY PA-
RENTAL RIGHTS YOU MAY
HAVE REGARDING THE MINOR
CHILD.
Dated this 24th day of June,
2005.
RICHARD M. WEISS
Clerk of the Courts
BY: /s/ Jessica Rayburn
Deputy Clerk
(Court Seal)
July 21, 28, Aug. 4, 11, 2005-2437

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT
FOR POLK COUNTY,
FLORIDA
CIVIL DIVISION
MTGLQ INVESTORS, LP,
Plaintiff,
vs.
GWENDOLYN D. STEWART, et
al,
Defendants.
CASE NO.
532005CA001775XXX
XXX
NOTICE OF ACTION
TO: GWENDOLYN D. STEWART
LAST KNOWN ADDRESS
1314 Waterview Boulevard,
Lakeland, Florida 33801
YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an
action to foreclose a mortgage
on the following property in
Polk County, Florida:
LOT 1109, BLOCK 1, SKY-
VIEW PHASE FIVE, ACCORD-
ING TO THE PLAT THEREOF,
RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK
68, .PAGE 26, OF THE PUB-
LIC RECORDS OF POLK
COUNTY, FLORIDA.











July 28, 2005


The Polk County Democrat


SNotli s


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN
AND FOR POLK COUNTY,
FLORIDA
JUVENILE DIVISION
IN THE INTEREST OF:
R,W. DOB: 05/07/2003
A MINOR CHILD
SUMMONS AND NOTICE
OF HEARING ON PETITION
FOR TERMINATION OF
PARENTAL RIGHTS
CASE NO.
2004-DP-214800-XX
THE STATE OF FLORIDA TO:
HEATHER WILLIAMS
(ADDRESS UNKNOWN)
YOU ARE HEREBY NO-
TIFIED that a Petition under
oath has been filed in the
above styled Court for the per-
manent commitment of
R.W., a male child born on MAY
7, 2003, to THA ER WIL-
LIAMS.
for subsequent adoption and
you are hereby COMMANDED to
be and appear before the MAGIS-
TRATE ROBIN MATIS-JACKSON
at 9:00 A.M. on the A1th day of
September. 2005. for this hear-
ing at POLK COUNTY COURT-
HOUSE, COURTROOM- Juvenile
Division Hearing Room- 1st
Floor, 255 N. Broadway, BAR-
TOW, FLORIDA.
YOUR FAILURE TO APPEAR
IN PERSON WILL BE TREATED
AS A CONSENT TO THE TERMI-
NATION OF PARENTAL RIGHTS
AND YOU WILL PERMANENTLY
I OSE ALL LEGAL RIGHTS AS A
PARENT TO THE CHILDREN)
AS NAMED IN THE PETITION
FOR TERMINATION OF PAREN-
TAL RIGHTS.
YOU HAVE THE RIGHT TO
HAVE AN ATTORNEY REPRE-
SENT YOU IN THIS MATTER. IF
YOU CANNOT AFFORD AN AN AT-
TORNEY, YOU MUST BE PRE-
SENT AND REQUEST THAT
THE COURT APPOINT YOU AN
ATTORNEY FOR YOU IF YOU
WANT ONE.
"In -accordance with the Ameri-
cans With Disabilities Act, persons
with disabilities needing a special
accommodation to participate in
this proceeding should contact the
Children & Families Legal Depart-
ment at 1055 US Highway 17
North, Bartow, Florida 33830,
Telephone: 863-534-0062 not later
than seven days prior to the pro-
ceeding. If hearing impaired,
(TDD) 1-800-955-871, or Voice (V)
1-800-955-8779, yia Flp.rida.Relay
Service."
PICH'.RD M1. WEISS, CLERK
By Debbie Stinson
as his Deputy Clerk
,(CLERK'S SEAL)
July 14, 21, 28, Aug. 4, 2005-2367





IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN
AND FOR POLK COUNTY,
FLORIDA
,PINNACLE FINANCIAL.CORPO-
RATION,
Plaintiff
vs.
ROY L. CALHOUN, ET AL:,
Defendants.
CASE NO:
.53-2004-CA-00-3384-0000-000
SEC 07
NOTICE OF SALE
Notice is hereby, given, pursu-
ant to the Order or Final Judgment
entered inthis cause in the Circuit
Court of Polk County, Florida;, I will
sell the property situated.in Polk
County, Florida described as:.
Lots 4, 5 and 6, Block 23A,
Town.of Polk City;, According
to the plat thereof, in Plat Book
24, Page 1, public records of
Polk County, Florida;
a/k/a Replat of.a portion of the
Amended Map of Polk City, ,
Florida, recorded in Plat Book
S'9, Pages 41, and 41A, in Sec-
tion.33 and 34, Township 26,
Range 25, Polk County, Flor-
Sda, of Block 23A, Northerly
150 feet of the Southerly 300
feet, public records of Polk
County, Florida. '
formerly known as' Lots 4. 5
and'6, Block 23 A, Town of
Polk City, PuDlic Records of
; Polk County. FRionra
a'd ormmoniy i novri as 336
Terminal Avenue Polk Cly
FL 33868
at public sale, to'the highest
and best bidder, .for cash, ir,
the East' Corridor, first floor,
Polk County Courthouse. 255'
North Broadwa\, 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, fist 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. "
Notice of Change" at the sale loca-
tion directing, the bidders to the
temporary sale location.
If you are a person with a dis-
ability who needs any accom-
modation in order to partici-
,pate in this proceeding, you .are
entitled, at no cost to you, to
the provision of certain assis-
tance. Please contact the Of-
fice of the Court Administrator,
(863) 534-4690, within two
(2) working days of your re-
ceipt of this notice; if you are
hearing or voice impaired, call
(TDD) (863) 534-7777, or
Florida Relay Service 711.
DATED June 10, 2005.
RICHARD M. WEISS
Clerk of the Circuit Court
By: /s/Yyette Johnson
Deputy Clerk
(Seal)
July 21, 28, 2005-2411


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN
AND FOR POLK .COUNTY,
FLORIDA
JUVENILE DIVISION
IN THE INTEREST OF:
S.H. DOB: 63/09/98
D.H. DOB: 11/29/00
MINOR CHILD
SUMMONS AND NOTICE
OF HEARING ON PETITION
FOR TERMINATION OF
PARENTAL RIGHTS
CASE NO.
JP03-005400-PC,
THE STATE OF FLORIDA TO:
KENNETH EDWARD
HOWELL
(ADDRESS UNKNOWN)
YOU ARE HEREBY NO-
TIFIED that a Petition under
oath has been filed in the
above styled' Court for the per-
manent commitment of
S.H., a female child born on
03/09/98; D.H., a male child,
born on 77/29/00; to Jackie
Adams, the Mother, and Ken-
neth Edward Howell, the Fa-
ther, in Polk County, Florida.
for subsequent adoption and
you are hereby COMMANDED to
be and appear before the MAGIS-
TRATE at 10:00 A.M. on
WEDNESDAY the 31 3t day of
August. 2005, for this hearing at
POLK COUNTY COURTHOUSE,
COURTROOM- Juvenile Divi-
sion Hearing Room- 1st Floor,
255 N. Broadway, BARTOW,
FLORIDA.
YOUR FAILURE TO APPEAR
IN PERSON WILL BE TREATED
AS A CONSENT TO THE TERMI-
NATION OF PARENTAL RIGHTS
AND YOU WILL PERMANENTLY
LOSE ALL LEGAL RIGHTS AS A
PARENT TO THE CHILDREN)
AS NAMED IN THE PETITION
FOR TERMINATION OF PAREN-
TAL RIGHTS.
YOU HAVE THE RIGHT TO
HAVE AN ATTORNEY REPRE-
SENT YOU iN THIS MATTER. IF
YOU CANNOT AFFORD AN AT-
TORNEY, YOU MUST BE PRE-
SENT AND REQUEST THAT
THE COURT APPOINT YOU AN
ATTORNEY FOR YOU IF YOU
WANT ONE.
"In accordance with the Ameri-
cans With Disabilities Act, persons
with disabilities needing a special
accommodation to participate in
this proceeding should contact the
Children & Families Legal Depart-
ment at 1055 US'Highway 17
North, Bartow,. Florida 33830,
Telephone: 863-534-0062 not later
than seven'days prior to the pro-
,ceeding. If hearing impaired,
(TDD) 1-800-955-871, or Voice (V)
1-800-955-8770, via Florida Relay
Service."
RICHARD M. WEISS, CLERK
By S. Taylor
as his Deputy Clerk
(CLERK'S SEAL)
July 7,14, 21, 28, 2005-2270







IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR
POLK COUNTY, FLORIDA
PROBATE DIVISION
IN RE: ESTATE OF
VIOLET A. COTE,
SDeceased.
FILE NO.
05CP-1347
NOTICE OF ADMINISTRA-
TION
AND NOTICE TO CREDITORS
(Intestate)
The administration of the estate
of VIOLET A. COTE, deceased,
File Number 05CP-1347, is pend-
ing in the Circuit court for Polk
County, Florida, Probate Division,
the address of which is Post Office
Box 9000, Drawer CC-4, Bartow,
FL 33831-9000. The names and
addresses of the Co-Personal
Representatives and the Co-Per:
sonal Representatives' attorney,
are set forth below. The Estate s
Intestate. ALL INTERESTED
PERSONS ARE NOTIFIED
THAT:
All persons on whom' thisNo-
tice of Administration is served
who have objections that. chal-
lenge the validity of the Will, the
qualifications of the Personal Rep-
resentative, venue, or jurisdiction
of this Court are required, to file
Incir oalections with this Court
WITHIN THE LATER OF THREE
MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF
THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF
THIS NOTICE OR THIRTY DAYS
AFTERR THE DATE OF SERVICE
OF T COPI OF THIS NOTICE
ON THEM.
All creditors of the decedent
and other persons having claims
or demands against decedent's
Estate onwhom a copy of this no-L
lice is served must file their claims
with this Court WITHIN THE
LATER OF THREE MONTHS AF-
TER THE DATE OF THE FIRST
PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE
OR THIRTY DAYS AFTER THE
DATE OF SERVICE OF A COPY
OF THIS NOTICE ON THEM.
All other creditors of the dece-
dent and persons having claims or
demands against the decedent's
estate must file their claims with
this court WITHIN THREE
MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF
THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF
THIS NOTICE.
ALL CLAIMS, DEMANDS AND
OBJECTIONS NOT SO FILED
WILL BE FOREVER BARRED.
The date of the first publication
of this Notice is July 21, 2005.
PATOKA A. COTE
190 112th Avenue, N., Unit 912
St. Petersburg, FL.33716
CEDRIC E. LEWIS, ESQ.
Attorney for the Estate
175 5th Street S.W., Suite 205
Winter Haven, FL 33880
(863) 293-0353
Fla. Bar No. 0452084
July 21, 28, 2005-2422


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT
OF THE 10th JUDICIAL
CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR'
POLK COUNTY, FLORIDA
GENERAL JURISDICTION
DIVISION
ABN AMRO MORTGAGE
GROUP, INC.,
PLAINTIFF
VS.
JACKIE LANE, 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 JACKIE, LANE; UN-
KNOWN SPOUSE OF JACKIE
LANE, IF ANY; JOAN A. PEA-
COCK; JOHN DOE AND JANE
DOE AS UNKNOWN TENANTS
IN POSSESSION
DEFENDANTS)
CASE NO:
53-2004-CA-5079-SEC 11
RE-NOTICE OF FORECLO-
SURE SALE
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN
pursuant to an Order Granting the
Motion to Reset Foreclosure Sale
dated July 11 2005 entered in
Civil Case No. 53-2004-CA-5079-
SEC 11 of the Circuit Court of the
10TH Judicial Circuit in and for
POLK County, BARTOW, Florida,
I will sell to the highest and best
bidder for cash at THE EAST
CORRIDOR ON THE' FIRST
FLOOR at the POLK County
Courthouse located at 255 N
Broadway Ave. in Bartow, Florida,
at 9:00 a.m. on the 15th day of
Aulgust 2005 the following de-
scribed property as set forth in
said Summary Final Judgment, to-
wit:
LOT 906, INWOOD,
UNIT NUMBER FOUR,
ACCORDING TO THE
PLAT THEREOF, AS
RECORDED IN PLAT
BOOK 9, AT PAGES
35A AND 35B, OF THE
PUBLIC RECORDS OF
POLK COUNTY, FLOR-
IDA.
All sales are to be held at the'
east end of the east corridor,
first floor, of the Polk County
Courthouse located at 255 North
Broadway Avenue, Bartow, Flor-
ida. Please note that the main
entrance is located on Church
Street. No entry is possible from
Broadway Avenue. In the event
any temporary change is neces-
"sary, the Clerk v'Will post a "Notice
of Change" at the sale .,cator,
directing the bidders to the tem-
porary sale location.
If you are a person with disabilities
who needs any accommodation in
order to participate in this pro-
ceeding, you are entitled at no
cost to you, to the provision of cer-
tain assistance. Please contact the
Office of the Court Administrator,
(863) 534-4690, within two (2)
working days of your receipt of this
notice; if you are hearing or voice
impaired, call TDD (863) 534-7777
or Florida Relay Services 711.
Dated this 12th day of July,
2005.
RICHARD M. WEISS
Clerk of the Circuit Court
By: /s/ Yvette Johnson
Deputy Clerk
(CIRCUIT COURT SEAL)
July 28, Aug. 4, 2005-2463


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

CASE NO.: 2005CA-002512
SECTION: 07
NOTICE OF FORFEITURE
PROCEEDINGS
George Cliett
5274 Hinson Avenue
Haines City, Florida
AND ALL OTHER PER-
SONS who claim an interest, in
the above-captibned property:
Grady Judd, as Sher-
iff of Polk County, Florida, ("
Polk County Sheriff's Office"),
gives notice of forfeiture pro-
Sceedings pursuant 'to Sections
932.701-707, Florida Statutes,
in regard to the above-de-
scribed property. ("'Captionied
Property").
1. Captioned Property was
seized in or near Haines City; in
Polk County; Florida on or
about -June 9, 2005, by the
Polk County Sheriff's Office and
Captioned Property is presently
in the custody of the Polk
County Sheriff's Office.
2. Any owner, entity, bona fide
lien holder, or person in posses-
sion of the property at the,
time of seizure has the right to
request an adversarial prelimi-
nary hearing from the Tenth
Judicial Circuit Court to deter-
mine whether probable cause
exists to believe 'that Cap-
tioned Property has been or is
being used in violation of the
Florida Contraband Forfeiture
Act.
3. A Complaint seeking forfei-
ture of Captioned Property was
filed in the Circuit Court of the
Tenth Judicial Circuit in and for
Polk County on or about July
13, 2005.
CERTIFICATE OF SERVICE
I HEREBY CERTIFY that a true
and correct copy of the forego-
ing was furnished to the ad-
dressee(s) herein this 14th day
of July. 2005.
CASSANDRA L. DENMARK, ES-
QUIRE
Polk County Sheriff's Office
455 North Broadway
Bartow, Florida 33830
(863) 534-6294
Florida Bar #0553247
July 21, 28, 2005-2416


sary, the Clerk will post a "Notice
of Change" at the sale location
directing the bidders to the tem-
porary sale location.
If you are a person with disabilities
who needs any accommodation in
order to participate in this pro-
ceeding, you are entitled at no
cost to you, to the provision of cer-
tain assistance. Please contact the
Office of the Court Administrator,
(863) 534-4690, within two (2)
working days of your receipt of this
notice; if you are hearing or voice
impaired, call TDD (863) 534-7777
or Florida Relay Services 711.
Dated this 13th day of July,
2005.
RICHARD M. WEISS
Clerk of the Circuit Court
By: /s/ Felicia Borders
Deputy Clerk
(CIRCUIT COURT SEAL)
July 28, Aug. 4, 2005-2460


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR
POLK COUNTY, FLORIDA
PROBATE DIVISION
IN RE: ESTATE OF
WINFRED HAMPTON SILER,
Deceased.
FILE NO.
05CP-1419
NOTICE OF ADMINISTRA-
TION
AND NOTICE TO CREDITORS
(Intestate)
The administration of the estate
of WINFRED HAMPTON SILER,
deceased, File Number 05CP-
1419, is pending in the Circuit
court for Polk County, Florida, Pro-
bate Division, the address of
which is Post Office Box 9000,
Drawer CC-4, Bartow, FL 33831-
9000. The names and addresses
of the Personal Representatives
and the Personal Representatives'
attorney, are set forth below. The
Estate is Intestate. ALL INTER-
ESTED PERSONS ARE NOTI-
FIED THAT:
All persons on whom this No-
tice of Administration is served
who have objections to the qualifi-
cations of the Personal Represen-
tative, venue, or jurisdiction of this
Court are required to file their ob-
jections with this Court WITHIN
THE LATER OF THREE
MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF
THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF
THIS NOTICE OR THIRTY DAYS
AFTER THE DATE OF SERVICE
OF A COPY OF THIS NOTICE
ON THEM.
All creditors of the decedent
and other persons having claims
or demands against decedent's
estate on whom a copy of this no-
tice is served must file their claims
with this Court WITHIN THE
* LATER OF THREE MONTHS AF-
TER THE DATE OF THE FIRST
PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE
OR THIRTY DAYS AFTER THE
DATE OF SERVICE OF A COPY
OF THIS NOTICE ON THEM.
All other creditors of the dece-
dent and persons having claims or
demands against the decedent's
estate must file their claims with
this court WITHIN THREE
MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF
THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF
THIS NOTICE.
ALL CLAIMS, DEMANDS AND
OBJECTIONS NOT SO FILED
WILL BE FOREVER BARRED.
The date of the first publication
of this Notice is July 21, 2005.
JEFRREY SILER
p.O. Box 552
Fort Meade, .FL 33841
CEDRIC E. LEWIS, ESQ.
Attorney for the Estate
175 5th Street S.W., Suite 205
Winter Haven, FL 33880
(863) 293-0353
Fla. Bar No. 0452084
July 21, 28, 2005-2420









IN THE CIRCUIT COURT
OF THE 10th JUDICIAL
CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR
POLK COUNTY, FLORIDA
GENERAL JURISDICTION
DIVISION
.NATI-KAJ" L CITY MORTGAGE
'CO., ,
PLAI-NTIFF
VS.
DANIEL BURT, 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 DANIEL BURT; CHAR-
MAN BURT, 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 CHAIRMAN BURT;
JOHN DOE AND JANE DOE AS
UNKNOWN TENANTS IN POS-
SESSION
DEFENDANTS)
CASE NO:
53-05CA-0063-SEC 11
RE-NOTICE OF FORECLO-
SURE SALE
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN
pursuant to an Order Granting the
Motion to Reset Foreclosure Sale
dated July 11 2005 entered in
Civil Case No. 53-05CA-0063-
SEC 11 of the Circuit Court of the
10TH Judicial Circuit in and for
POLK County, BARTOW, Florida,
I will sell to the highest and best
bidder for cash at THE EAST
CORRIDOR ON THE FIRST
FLOOR at the POLK County
Courthouse located at 255 N
Broadway Ave. in Bartow, Florida,
at 9:00: a.m. on the .12th day of
August 2005 the, following de-
scribed property as set, forth in
said Summary Final Judgment, to-
w it: r
LOT 52, COUNTRY
VIEW ESTATES PHASE
3, ACCORDING TO THE
PLAT THEREOF, AS
RECORDED IN PLAT
BOOK 94, .PAGE 18,
PUBLIC RECORDS OF
POLK COUNTY, FLOR-
IDA.
TOGETHER WITH THAT
CERTAIN 20O0 WIN-
NER SKYLINE MOBILE
HOME, SERIAL NUM-
BER 8D-61-0305-M
All sales are to be held at the
east end of the east corridor,
first floor, of the Polk County
Courthouse located at 255 North
Broadway Avenue, Bartow, Flor-.
ida. Please note that the main
entrance is, located on Church
Street. Np entry is possible from
Broadway Avenue. In the event
any temporary change is neces-


The following vehicles will be
Sold at Public Auction on
08/1 5/05 for unpaid towing
and storage charges.
1988 Lincoln Town Car
VIN# 1 LNBM81F8JY626991
Public Auction will be held at
2615 Lakeland Hills Blvd. Lake-
land, FL at 12:00 p.m. All bids
must be paid in full CASH
ONLY.
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IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN
AND FOR POLK COUNTY,
FLORIDA
COPELAND, DANIEL and
CATHY,
Plaintiff,
and
TURNER, GEORGIA ANN and
any unknown heirs, spouses, devi-
sees, grantees, creditors or other
parties claiming through them,
Defendants.
/
CASE NO.:
2005-CA-2031
Section: 07
NOTICE OF ACTION
TO: Defendant, GEORGIA
ANN TURNER, whose last
known address was: 1403
Fairfax Street, NE, Winter Ha-
ven, Florida 33881, any un-
known heirs, spouses, devi-
sees, grantees, grantees,
creditors or other parties
claiming through them, or any
interest in the property herein
described;
Lot 43, HONEYTREE, accord-
ing to the plat thereof, re-
corded in Plat Book 69, Page
6, public records of Polk
County, Florida.
YOU ARE HEREBY NOTIFIED
that an"action against you by
Plaintiff's to Quite Title on the fol-
lowing property in Polk County,
Florida:
Lot 43, HONEYTREE, accord-
ing to the plat thereof, recorded in
Plat Book 69, Page 6, public re-
cords of Polk County, Florida.
has been filed against you, and
that you are required to serve a
copy of your written defenses, if
any, to it on Eric K. Allen, Esquire,
The Allen Law Firm, P.A., attorney
for Plaintiff, 2800 Winter Lake
Road, Lakeland, Florida 33803, on
or before September 5 2005 and
file the original with the clerk of
this court either before service on
Plaintiff's attorney or immediately
thereafter; otherwise a default will
be entered against you for the re-
lief demanded in the Complaint or
petition.
If you are a person with a dis-
ability who need any accommoda-
tion in order to participate in this
proceeding, you are entitled, at no
cost to you, to the provision of cer-
tain assistance. Please contact the
Office of the court Administrator,
(863) 534-4690, within two (2)
working days of your receipt of this
notice; if you are hearing or voice
impaired, call (TDD) (863) 534-
7777, or Florida Relay Service
800-955-8770.
Dated this 22nd day of July,
2005.
Richard Weiss
CLERK OF COURT
BY: /s/ Teresa Nelson
Deputy Clerk
(Seal)
July 28, Aug. 4, 11, 18, 2005-2471




IN THE CIRCUIT COURT IN AND
FOR POLK COUNTY, FLORIDA
PROBATE DIVISION
IN RE:
ESTATE OF MAY GARMON
a/k/a MAE EDITH LEONARD,
SDeceased ..
PROBATE FILE NO.
03CP-175
NOTICE OF
ADMINISTRATION AND
NOTICE TO CREDITORS
The administration of the estate
of MAY GARMON, Deceased, File
Number 03CP-175, is pending in
the Circuit Court for Polk County,
Florida, Probate Division, the ad-,
dress of which is Drawer CC-4,
Post Office Box 9000, Bartow,
Florida 33831-9000. The name
and address of the Personal Rep-
resentative and the Personal Rep-
resentative's attorney are set forth
below. The Estate is Testate, and
the date of thte decedent's Will is
September 10, 2002.
ALL INTERESTED PERSONS
ARE NOTIFIED THAT: .
All persons on whom this notice
is served who have objections that
challenge the validity of the will,.
the qualifications of the Personal
Representative, venue or jurisdic-
tion of this Court are required to
file their objections with this Court
WITHIN THE LATER OF THREE
MONTHS AFTER THE DATEOF
THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF.
THIS NOTICE OR THIRTY DAYS
AFTER THE DATE OF SERVICE
OF A COPY OF THIS NOTICE
ON THEM. z '
'Al creditors, of the decedent
and other persons having claims
or demands against decedent's
estate on whom a copy of this no-
tice is served within three months
after the date of the first publica-
tion of this Notice must file their
claims With this Court WITHIN
THE LATER 'OF THREE
MONTHS AFTER-THE DATE OF
THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF
THIS NOTICE OR THIRTY DAYS
AFTER THE DATE OF SERVICE
'OF A COPY OF THIS NOTICE
ON THEM.
All other creditors of the dece-
' dent and persons having claims or
demands against the decedent's
estate must file their claims with
this court WITHIN THREE
MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF
THE FIRST PUBLICATION 'OF
THIS NOTICE.
ALL CLAIMS, DEMANDS AND
OBJECTIONS NOT SO FILED
WILL BE FOREVER BARRED.
The date of the first publication
of this Notice is July 28, 2005.
CURTIS O. THOMAS
Personal Representative
371 Lake Daisy Circle
Winter Haven, Florida 33884
WALTER G. BELL
Attorney for the Estate.
98 First Street North
Winter Haven, Florida 33881-4507
(863) 294-2997
Florida Bar No. 5055
July 28, Aug. 4, 2005-2477 .


tions of the Personal Representa-
tive, venue, or jurisdiction of the
Court.
ALL CLAIMS AND OBJEC-
TIONS NOT SO FILED WILL BE
FOREVER BARRED.
Publication of this Notice has
begun on July 21, 2005.
Personal Representative:
Benjamin Knight
503 N. Iowa Ave., Lakeland,
FL 33801
Attorney for Personal representa-
tive.
Charlotte R. Adderley
Attorney At Law
123 N. Kentucky Ave., Suite 219
Lakeland, Fl. 33801
Tel. (863) 683-6761
Fax. (863) 683-6762
Florida Bar No. 0323829
July 21, 28, 2005-2419


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR
POLK COUNTY, FLORIDA PRO-
BATE DIVISION
IN RE: ESTATE OF
ARTHUR KEITH SHELDON, JR.
Deceased.
File No.:
05-CP-1586
NOTICE TO CREDITORS
The administration of the estate
of Arthur Keith Sheldon, Jr., de-
ceased, whose date of death was
January 15, 2005, is pending in
the Circuit Court for Polk County,
Florida, Probate Division, the ad-
dress of which is P.O. Box 9000,
Drawer CC-4, Bartow, Florida
33831. The names and addresses
of the personal representative and
the personal representatives' at-
torney are set forth below.
All creditors of the decedent
and other persons having claims
or demands against decedent's
estate on whom a copy of this no-
tice has been served must file
their claims with this court WITHIN
THE LATER OF 3 MONTHS AF-
TER THE DATE OF THE FIRST
PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE
OR 30 DAYS AFTER THE TIME
OF SERVICE OF A COPY OF
THIS NOTICE ON THEM.
All other creditors of the dece-
dent and other persons having
claims or demands against dece-
dent's estate must file their claims
with this court WITHIN 3 MONTHS
AFTER THE DATE OF THE
FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS
NOTICE.
ALL CLAIMS NOT SO FILED
WILL BE FOREVER BARRED.
NOTWITHSTANDING THE
TIME PERIODS SET FORTH
ABOVE, ANY CLAIM FILED TWO
(2) YEARS OR MORE AFTER
.. DECEDENT'S DATE OF DEATH
IS BARRED.
The date of first publication of
this notice is July 21. 2005.
Personal Representative:
Arthur K. Sheldon, Sr.
541 Palencia Place
Lakeland, Florida 33803
Attorney for Personal Representa-
tive:
Craig A. Mundy, Esq.
Florida Bar No. 0896470
Craig A. Mundy, P.A.
4927 Southfork Drive
Lakeland, Florida 33813
Telephone: (863) 647-3778
July 21, 28, 2005-2423
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT,
POLK COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL
DIVISION
THE GROVE HOMEOWNERS
ASSOCIATION, INC., a Florida
Corporation,
Plaintiffs,
-vs-
DARRELL G. McDUFFIE;
DEANNA McDUFFIE; husband
and wife; and UNKNOWN TEN-
ANTS, et al.,
Defendants.
CASE NO:
53-05CA-284
AMENDED NOTICE OF SALE
Notice is hereby given pursuant
to the Supplement to Final Sum-
mary Judgment entered in the
above-styled cause in the Circuit
Court of Polk County, Florida, I will
sell the property situated in Polk
County, Florida, described as:
Lot 4, Block 14, The Grove,
A Townhouse Subdivision,
together with an undivided
interest in Tract "A", as per
Plat Book 65, page 29, Pub-
lic Records of Polk County,
Florida. (Unit 77)
at public sale, to the highest
and best bidder for cash, at the
East Corridor, 1st Floor, Polk
County Courthouse, 255 North
Broadway, Bartow, Florida
33830, .at 9:00 a.m., on the
1 5th day of August, 2005, in
accordance with Florida Stat-
utes 45.031.
Please note that the main en-.
trance is located on Church Street.
No entry is possible from Broad-
way Avenue. In the event any tem-
porary change is necessary, the
Clerk will post a "Notice of
Change" at the sale location di-
recting the bidders to the tempo-
rary sale location.
If you are-a person with a disability
who needs any accommodation in
order to participate in this pro-
ceeding, you are entitled, at no
cost to you, to the provision of cer-
tain assistance. Please contact the
Office of the Court Administrator,
(863) 534-4690, within two (2)
working days of your receipt of
this; if you are hearing or voice im-
paired, call TDD (863) 534-7777
or Florida Relay Service (800)
955-8770.
RICHARD M. WEISS
As Clerk of Said Court
By: /s/ Felicia Borders
As Deputy Clerk
(Court Seal) C
July 28, Aug. 4, 2005-2469
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR
POLK, COUNTY FLORIDA PRO-
BATE DIVISION
IN RE: ESTATE OF:
GLADYS LOREEN KNIGHT
Deceased.
CASE NO.
04CP-1786
DIVISION: Probate
NOTICE OF ADMINISTRA-

THE ADMINISTRATION OF
the estate of GLADYS LOREEN
KNIGHT deceased, File Number
04CP-1786, is pending in the Cir-
cuit Court for Polk County, Florida,
Probate Division, the address of
which is P.O. Box 9000, Bartow,
Fl. 33831-9000. The names and
addresses of the Personal Repre-
sentative and the Personal Repre-
sentative's attorney are set forth
below.
All interested persons are re-
quired to file with this Court,
WITHIN THREE (3) MONTHS OF
THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF
THIS NOTICE.
(1) All claims against the es-
tate and (2) Any objection by an
interested person to whom this no-
tice was mailed that challenges
the validity of the will, the qualifica-


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 ot your receipt of this
notice; if you are hearing or voice
impaired, call TDD (863) 534-7777
9r Florida Relay Services 711.
Dated this 13th day of July,
2005.
RICHARD M WEISS
Clerk Of The Circuit Court
By: /s/ Yvette Johnson
Deputy Clerk
(Seal)
July 28, Aug. 4, 2005-2466


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN
AND FOR POLK COUNTY, FLOR-
IDA
CIVIL DIVISION
IN RE: FORFEITURE OF:
THIRTY NINE THOUSAND TWO
HUNDRED SIXTY-EIGHT AND
00/100 DOLLARS
($39,268.00) UNITED STATES
CURRENCY
APPROXIMATELY 64 DOGS
(POODLES, SHIHTZUS, LABA-
DORS, AND CHIHUAHUAS-
BORN, UNBORN & DEAD)

CASE NO.: 2005CA-002581
SECTION: 11
NOTICE OF FORFEITURE
PROCEEDINGS
Colleen Ross
306 Diamond Acres Road
Davenport, FL 33897
AND ALL OTHER PER-
SONS who claim an interest in
the above-captioned property:
Grady Judd, as Sher-
iff of Polk County, Florida, ("
Polk County Sheriff's Office"),
gives notice of forfeiture pro-
ceedings pursuant to Sections
932.701-707, Florida Statutes,
in regard to the above-de-
scribed property ("Captioned
Property").
1. Captioned Property was
seized in or near Davenport, in
Polk County, Florida on or
about June 22, 2005, by the
Polk County Sheriff's Office and
Captioned Property is presently
in the custody of the Polk
County Sheriff's Office.
2. Any owner, entity, bona fide
lien holder, or person in posses-
sion of the property at the
time of seizure has the right to
request an adversarial prelimi-
nary hearing from the Tenth
Judicial Circuit Court to deter-
mine whether probable cause
exists to believe that Cap-
tioned Property has been or is
being used in violation of the
Florida Contraband Forfeiture
Act.
3. A Complaint seeking forfei-
ture of Captioned Property was
filed in the Circuit Court of the
Tenth Judicial Circuit in and for
Polk County on or about July
18, 2005.
CERTIFICATE OF SERVICE
I HEREBY CERTIFY that a true
and correct copy of the forego-
ing was furnished to the ad-
dressee(s) herein this 1_9th day
of July. 2005.
CASSANDRA L. DENMARK, ES-
QUIRE
Polk County Sheriff's Office
455 North Broadway
Bartow, Florida 33830
(863) 534-6294
Florida Bar #0553247
July 28, Aug. 4, 2005-2473






IN THE CIRCUIT COURT
OF THE 10TH JUDICIAL
CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR
POLK COUNTY, FLORIDA
CIVIL DIVISION
JP MORGAN CHASE BANK AS
TRUSTEE OF THE SECURITY
NATIONAL MORTGAGE LOAN
TRUST 2002-2.
Plaintiff,
vs.
L.A. RILEY; POLK COUNTY; AF-
FIRMATIVE MORTGAGE LOAN
INC. N/K/A AMJD INC.; GREEN
TREE FINANCIAL CORP.; TRAN-
SOUTH FINANCIAL CORPORA-
TION; UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF
L.A. RILEY; UNKNOWN PER-
SON(S) IN POSSESSION OF
THE SUBJECT PROPERTY,
Defendants.
CASE NO.:
53-2003-CA-5152-0000-SEC-11
NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE
SALE
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN
pursuant to a Final Judgment of
Foreclosure dated the l12" day of
July, 2005, and entered in Case
No. 53-2003-CA-5152-0000-SEC-
11 of the Circuit Court of the
10TH Judicial Circuit in and for
Polk County, Florida, wherein JP
MORGAN CHASE BANK AS
TRUSTEE OF THE SECURITY
NATIONAL MORTGAGE LOAN
TRUST 2002-2 is the Plaintiff and
L.A. RILEY; POLK COUNTY; AF-
FIRMATIVE MORTGAGE LOAN
INC. N/K/A AMJD INC.; GREEN
FREE FINANCIAL CORP.; TRAN-
SOUTH FINANCIAL CORPORA-
TION; UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF
L.A. RILEY; UNKNOWN PER-
SON(S) IN POSSESSION OF
THE SUBJECT PROPERTY are
*defendants. I will sell to the high-
est and best bidder for cash at the
EAST END OF THE EAST COR-
RIDOR, 1ST FLOOR, 'POLK
COUNTY COURTHOUSE, 255 N
BROADWAY, BARTOW, FLOR-
IDA (ENTRY ON CHURCH
STREET), at the Polk County
Courthouse, in BARTOW, Florida,
at 9:00 a.m. on the 16th day of
August 2005 the following de-
scribed property as set forth in
said Final Judgment, to wit:
LOT 91, HOLIDAY MANOR
UNIT 2, ACCORDING TO
THE MAP OR PLAT
THEREOF, AS RECORDED
IN PLAT BOOK 40, PAGE 23,
PUBLIC RECORDS OF
POLK COUNTY, FLORIDA.
TOGETHER WITH A 1995
BROO DOUBLEWIDE MO-
BILE HOME VIN#
2G610461HA, TITLE#
68354527 AND VIN#
2G610461HB, TITLE#
68354529
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-


mediately thereafter; otherwise, a
default will be entered against you
for the relief demanded in the Peti-
tion.
UNDER SECTION 63.089,
FLORIDA STATUTES, FAILURE
TO FILE A WRITTEN RE-
SPONSE TO THIS NOTICE WITH
THE COURT OR TO APPEAR AT
THIS HEARING CONSTITUTES
GROUNDS UPON WHICH THE
COURT SHALL END ANY' PA-
RENTAL RIGHTS YOU MAY
HAVE REGARDING THE MINOR
CHILD.
Dated this 24th day of June,
2005.
RICHARD M. WEISS
Clerk of the Courts
BY: /s/ Jessica'Rayburn
Deputy Clerk
(Court Seal)
July 21, 28, Aug. 4. 11, 2005-2436


5B


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN
AND FOR POLK COUNTY, FLOR-
IDA
CIVIL DIVISION
IN RE: FORFEITURE OF:
2002 FORD TAURUS
VIN# 1FAFP53U12G195527
TAG# B605RY

CASE NO.: 2005CA-2467
SECTION: 11
NOTICE OF FORFEITURE
PROCEEDINGS
Jeffrey A. Quick
6608 Tulsa Lane
Lakeland, Florida 33809
AND ALL OTHER PER-
SONS who claim an interest in
the above-captioned property:
Grady Judd, as Sher-
iff of Polk County, Florida, ("
Polk County Sheriff's Office"),
gives notice of forfeiture pro-
ceedings pursuant to Sections
932.701-707, Florida Statutes,
in regard to the above-de-
scribed property ("Captioned
Property").
1. Captioned Property was
seized in or near Lakeland, in
Polk County, Florida on or
about May 31, 2005, by the
Polk County Sheriff's Office and
Captioned Property is presently
in the custody of the Polk
County Sheriff's Office.
2. Any owner, entity, bona fide
lien holder, or person in posses-
sion of the property at the
time of seizure has the right to
request an adversarial prelimi-
nary hearing from the Tenth
Judicial Circuit Court to deter-
mine whether probable cause
exists to believe that Cap-
tioned Property has been or is
being used in violation of the
Florida Contraband Forfeiture
Act.
3. A Complaint seeking forfei-
ture of Captioned Property was
filed in the Circuit Court of the
Tenth Judicial Circuit in and for
Polk County on or about July 8,
2005.
CERTIFICATE OF SERVICE
I HEREBY CERTIFY that a true
and correct copy of the forego-
ing was furnished to the ad-
dressee(s) herein this 11th day
of July. 2005.
CASSANDRA L. DENMARK, ES-
QUIRE
Polk County Sheriff's Office
455 North Broadway
Bartow, Florida 33830
(863) 534-6294
Florida Bar #0553247
July 21, 28, 2005-2417


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT, IN
AND FOR POLK COUNTY,
FLORIDA
IN RE: ESTATE OF
RICHARD J. HARTLE, Deceased.
PROBATE FILE NUMBER
05CP-0959
NOTICE TO CREDITORS
The administration of the estate
of RICHARD J. HARTLE, de-
ceased, File Number 05CP-0959,
by the Circuit Court for Polk
County, Florida, Probate Division,
the address of which is Post Office
Box 9000, Drawer CC-4, Bartow,
FL 33831-9000. The name and
addresses of the personal repre-
sentative and the personal repre-
sentative's attorney are set forth
below.
All creditors of the decedent
and other persons having claims
or demands against decedent's
estate, including unmatured, con-
tingent or unliquidated claims, on
whom a copy of this notice is
served must file their claims with
this court WITHIN THE LATER OF
3 MONTHS AFTER, THE DATE
OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION
OF THIS NOTICE OR 30 DAYS
AFTER THE DATE OF SERVICE
OF A COPY OF THIS NOTICE
ON THEM.
All other creditors of the dece-
dent and other persons having
claims or demands against the de-
cedent's estate, including unma-
tured, contingent or unliquidated
claims, must file their claims with
this court WITHIN 3 MONTHS AF-
TER THE DATE OF THE FIRST
PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE.
ALL CLAIMS NOT SO FILED
WILL BE FOREVER BARRED.
The date of first publication of
this Notice is July 21. 2005. D
Person Giving Notice:
RONALD HARTLE, SR.
37 Popple Hill
Gouverneur, New York 13642
Attorney for Person Giving Notice:
TED A. LASSEIGNE, Esquire
Post Office Box 2238
Haines City, FL 33845-2238
Telephone: 863/422-2216
Florida Bar No. 163202
July 21, 28, 2005-2425



IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN
AND FOR POLK COUNTY,
FLORIDA
IN RE: THE MATTER OF THE
TERMINATION OF PARENTAL
RIGHTS OF MINOR CHILD
KENNETH G. WINT, DOB:
.12/11/95,
Minor Child.
NOTICE OF ACTION TO
TERMINATION OF
PARENTAL RIGHTS OF MI-
NOR CHILD
CASE NO.: 53-2005DR-
005860-0000-LK
SECTION: 1
TO: UNKNOWN FATHER
YOU ARE NOTIFIED that a Pe-
tition for Termination of Parental
Rights of Minor Child has been
filed against you and you are re-
quired to serve a copy of your writ-
ten defenses, if any, to it on THO-
MAS J. CHAWK, Esquire, Post
Office Box 8209, Lakeland, Florida
33802-8209, the Petitioner's Attor-
ney, on or before August 8 2005
and file the original with the Clerk
of this Court either before service
on the Petitioner's attorney or in-


temporary sale location.
If you are a person with disabilities
who needs any accommodation in
order to participate in this pro-
ceeding, you are entitled at no
cost to you, to the provision of
certain assistance. Please contact
the Office of the Court Administra-
tor, (863) 534-4690, within two (2)
working days of your receipt of this
notice; if you are hearing or voice
impaired, call TDD (863) 534-7777
or Florida Relay Services 711.
Dated this 10th day of June,
2005.
RICHARD M. WEISS
Clerk of the Circuit Court
By: /s/ Yvette Johnson -
Deputy Clerk
(CIRCUIT COURT SEAL)
July 21, 28, 2005-2410


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN
AND FOR POLK COUNTY,
FLORIDA
PROBATE DIVISION
IN RE: THE ESTATE OF
KENNETH W. LUCAS
Deceased
CC-7899
CASE NUMBER
05CP-1640
NOTICE TO CREDITORS
The administration of the estate
of Kenneth W. Lucas, deceased,
whose date of death was Decem-
ber 14, 2004, File Number 05CP-
1640, is pending in the Circuit
Court for Polk County, Florida,
Probate Division, the address of
which is P.O. Box 9000 Drawer
CC-4, Bartow, Florida 33831-
9000. The names and addresses
of the personal representative and
the personal representative's at-
torney are set forth below.
All creditors of the decedent
and other persons having claims
or demands against decedent's
estate, on whom a copy of this no-
tice is served must file their claims
with this court WITHIN THE
LATER OF 3 MONTHS AFTER
THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUB-
LICATION OF THIS NOTICE OR
30 DAYS AFTER THE DATE OF
SERVICE OF A COPY ON THEM.
All other creditors of the dece-
dent and other per sons having
claims or demands against dece-
dent's estate, on whom a copy of
this notice is served must file their
claims with this court WITHIN 3
MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF
THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF
THIS NOTICE.
ALL CLAIMS AND OBJEC-
TIONS NOT SO FILED WILL BE
FOREVER BARRED.
NOTWITHSTANDING THE
TIME PERIOD SET FORTH
ABOVE, ANY CLAIM FILED TWO
(2) YEARS OR MORE AFTER
THE DECEDENT'S DATE OF
DEATH IS BARRED.
The date of the first publica-
tion of this Notice is July 21.
2005.
Personal Representative:
Barbara J. Lucas ,
1707 Sherwood Hill Drive
Lakeland, FL 33810
Attorney for Personal Representa-
tive:
GERALDYNE H. CARLTON
CARLTON & CARLTON, P.A.-,
2310 Lakeland Hills Boulevard
Lakeland, Florida 33805-2970
Telephone No. (863) 688-5700
Fax No. (863) 687-6059
Florida Bar No. 251331
July 21, 28, 2005-2439


IN THE, CIRCUIT COURT
OF THE 10th JUDICIAL
CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR
POLK COUNTY, FLORIDA
GENERAL JURISDICTION
DIVISION
U.S. BANK NATIONAL ASSOCIA-
TION,
PLAINTIFF
VS.
TERRY JOSEPH VANNER, IF
LIVING, AND IF DEAD, THE UN-
KNOWN SPOUSE, HEIRS, DEVI-
SEES, GRANTEES, ASSIGNEES,
LIENORS, CREDITORS, TRUS-
TEES AND ALL OTHER PARTIES
CLAIMING AN INTEREST BY,
THROUGH, UNDER : OR
AGAINST TERRY JOSEPH VAN-
NER; FRANCES JOAN VANNER,
IF LIVING, AND IF DEAD, THE
UNKNOWN SPOUSE, HEIRS,
DEVISEES, GRANTEES, AS-
SIGNEES, LIENORS, CREDI-
TORS, TRUSTEES AND ALL
OTHER PARTIES CLAIMING AN
INTEREST BY, THROUGH, UN-
DER OR AGAINST FRANCES
JOAN VANNER; HIGHLANDS
RESERVE HOMEOWNERS AS-
SOCIATION, INC.; SUNTRUST
BANK; JOHN DOE AND JANE
DOE AS UNKNOWN TENANTS
IN POSSESSION
DEFENDANTS)
CASE NO:
05-CA-603
NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE
SALE
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN
pursuant to a Summary Final
Judgment of Foreclosure dated
June 10. 2005 entered in Civil
Case No. 05-CA-603 of the Circuit
Court of the 10TH Judicial Circuit
in and for POLK County, BAR-
TOW, Florida, I will sell to the
highest and best bidder for cash at
THE EAST CORRIDOR ON THE
FIRST FLOOR at the POLK
County Courthouse located at'255
N Broadway Ave. in Bartow, Flor-
ida, at 9:00 a.m. on the 9th day of
Aug.t-j 2005 the following de-
scribed property as set forth in
said Summary Final Judgment, to-
wit:
THE LAND IS SITU-
ATED IN THE STATE
OF FLORIDA, COUNTY
OF POLK, CITY OF
DAVENPORT, AND DE-
SCRIBED AS FOL-
LOWS: LOT 65,. HIGH-
LANDS RESERVE
PHASE 5, ACCORDING
TO THE PLAT
THEREOF AS RE-
CORDED IN PLAT
BOOK ,113, PAGES 8
THROUGH 11, INCLU-
SIVE, AS RECORDED
IN THE PUBLIC RE-
CORDS OF POLK
COUNTY, FLORIDA;
SAID LAND SITUATE,
LYING AND BEING IN
POLK COUNTY, FLOR-
IDA.
All sales are to be held at the
east end of the east corridor,
first floor, of the Polk County
Courthouse located at 255
North Broadway Avenue, Bar-
tow, Florida. Please note that
the main entrance is located
on Church Street. No entry is
possible from Broadway Ave-
nue. In the event any tempo-
rary change is necessary, the
Clerk will post a "Nbtice of
Change" at the sale location
directing the bidders to the











The Polk County Democrat


July 28, 2005


I


-'IN THE CIRCUIT COURT' FOR
Polk COUNTY, FLORIDA"PRO-
BATE DIVISION .
IN RE: ESTATE OF
REXFORD ELMER BROWN
Deceased., : '
..FileNo.
05CP-1686 ,,
NOTICE TO CREDITORS
Th'eladminlstration bf tie'estate
of Rexford Elmer Brown, .de-
ceased, whose date of death wa.s
July 4. 2005: and whose S6cial
Security NirUmber1s'344-4058-'35 is'
pending jn the Circuit Gourt for
Polk County, Florica. ProDale Divi-
sion, the address of which is PO
Box 9000; Drawef'CC-2, Bdartolv,
FL 33831. The names andad-
dresses of the personal represen-
tative and the personal represent.
tative's attorney are'set ionn be-
low :. :*- ., ,,-. r; ,
All credil.:rs ot the- ecadent
and orer persons "who have
claims or'a demands agairs lece -"-
-dent's estate ain who'h Ve been-
a served a copy :r injs notice, must
'ile Ineir clai'ns waiih ihis i,.:un
WITHIN THE LATER OF 3
MONTHS AFTER THE'DATR OF
THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF
THIS NOTICE OR 30 DAYS AF-
TER THE DATE OF SERVICE OF
A COPY OF THIS'MOTJCIGEON
.,THEM. :
All olner credilors 01 the dece-.
'dent and olner persons wno-have
claims or demands against ihe de.i
cedent s estate musl lile heir
claims iin Irils court WITHIN 3
MONTHS AFTER' THE DATE OF
THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF
THIS NOTICE.
ALL CLAIMS NOT. SO
FILED WILL BE FOR-
EVER BA'RRED.. --
NOTWITHSTANDING'
THE TIME PERIODS
SET- FORTH ABOVE,
'ANY CLAIM '- FILED
TWO' (2)- 'YEARS OR
MORE AFTER THE DE-.
CEDENT'S DATE OF
'DEATH tIS BARRED. '
The date of'the first.publication
of this notice is July 28 2005
Personal Represernlaiie
.Edan Guy
1150 Iy Lane .':."
Bartow, Florida 33830
Personal Representaiive
Richard C Langlora
-Attorney for: Brown, Rexford El-
mer, Estate of
,Florida Bar No. 115338
160 E Surrmerin Sireel Slte 02
Banow FL33.830 -. '. -1'. ':
Telepriore 1863) 534-1041
July 28, Aug.4,/0 r .




IN THE -CIRCUIT COURT
SOF THE TENTH JUDICIAL
:CIRCUIT IN AND FOR
POLK COUNTY, FLORIDA
AMERICAN GENERAL HOME EQ-
U ITY IN C -
Plaintiff,
v.
EVELYN GARRETT;.-,NKN.WN ,
SPOUSE OF EVELYRN, GRTT;
FIRST UNION NA.T'L"-'B"N OF
SFLORID-A k a Florida National
Bank; STATE OF FLORIDA DE-
PARTMENT OF LAEOR AND EM- 1
PLOYMENT SECURITY, STATE
OF FLORIDA DEPARTMENT OF
"'REVENUE; TENANT #1; TENANT
6#C2; and ANY AND ALL LIN-
K.KNOWN PARTIES CLAIMING BY,
TiHROUGCH, ANtD UNDER, .'|D
.a-GAiNrST THE HEPEIrN-.jait.IE
-,DEFENDANTS WHO ARE NOT
KNOWN TO BE DEAD OR ALIVE,
-WHETHER SAID UNKNOWN
P .PARTIES MAY CLAIM AN INTER-
EST AS SPOUSES, HEIRS, DEVI-
SEES, GRANTEES, OR 'OTHER.
CLAIMANTS, '.
DefendarS. '
CASE NO.:
5 3-2005CA-001461 -
0000-00Y
SECTION,. 07
S. NOTICE OF SALE
Notice is hereby given that pur-
'suarni 1 a Summary Judgment in
SForeclosure enieed in Ine above-
-pni.ied cause in Ihe Circuit Cour
'.olf Polk Counly. Floriaa Ihe real
propertyy described as
t' Lots 83 and 84, WALES
;GARDEN, UNIT 2, according to
"'the plat thereof recorded in
S'Pat Book 1 7, Page 25, of the
Public Records ot Polk Count',,
'Florida, a,'k 'a 819 North Grads
A'.enriue, Lakeland, Florida

*'ii be sold at public sale, to
'the highest and best bidder tor
sash, at the Polk Count) Co'urt-
'hou-ze. t rFonr East End of
'East Corridor 255 North
.Broadway Aenue Bartrow. Fiol
Count) Florida, at 9-00 a.m .
tn August 16, 20C05
'All sales are to be neld at the easl
end of Ine east corridor, lirs i ilc.r
dl the Polk County Courthouse to-
calea at 255 North Broadway Ave-
nue. Banow Florida Please nte
that Ihe main entrance is located
6 n Churcn Streel No enlry s pos-
a sible tom Broadway Avenue In
the event any temporary cnar ge is
necessary, the Clerk will pos0 a
Notice ol Change al Ine sale o-
calton directing mte Didders to ine
temporary sale location
[I your are a person with dIsabrlles
rno needs any accommodation .n
eider to participale in mis pro-
ceeding. you are enlilled at no
Scosl io you to he provision olcer-
tain assistance Please contact the
ClIce of the Court Adminislralor
(863) 534-4690 within Iwo 12)
iworkirig days of your receipl of Ins. '
no.ce. iI you are hearing or voice -
(epaired, call TDD (863) 534-7777
1t Florida Relay Services 71
., Witness my hand and seal'
tptis 13th da> of July, 2005.
"RICHARD M WEISS '.
Clerk 0l the Court
Py Is/ Yvette Johnson
As Deputy Clerk
ijCOuRT SEALl
.July 28 Aug 4. 2005-246-i
i


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
10TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF
FLORIDA, IN AND FOR POLK
COUNTY
MORTGAGE ELECTRONIC REG-
ISTRATION SYSTEMS, INC.,
PLAINTIFF, .
-vs--
CHARLOTTE 'A. RODRIGUEZ;
DIAMOND RIDGE HOMEOWN-
ERS ASSOCIATION, INC.; THE
HOUSING FINANCE AUTHORITY
OF POLK COUNTY; POLK
:COUNTY; WACHOVIA BANK,
NATIONAL ASSOCIATION F/K/A
FIRST UNION NATIONAL BANK
-F GEORGIA F/K/A FIRST .UN-
ION NATIONAL BANK OF FLOR-
IDA .'
DEFENDANTS.
CASE NO.: 03-CA-1802
Division: #11'
UNC: 532003CA001802
I NOTICE QF SALE
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN
.:pursuant to an Order of Final
-.Judgment of Foreclosure dated
,July.11, 2005, entered in Civil
Case No. 03-CA-1802.of the Cir-
cult Court of the 10TH Judicial Cir-
cuit-in, and for POLK County, Flor-
.i.a, wherein MORTGAGE ELEC-
TRONIC REGISTRATION SYS-
2TEMt.,S INC., Plainiri and CHAR-
'LOTTE A. RODRIGUEZ are de-:
tnrdarl(s'i I will-sell to the;highest
'and best Didder for cash, AT THE
EAST END OF THE EAST COR-
,RIDOR, FIRST FLOOR,-POLK .
COUNTY COURTHOUSE, 255
NORTH BROADWAY AVENUE,
BARTOW, FLORIDA, AT 9:00 AM;
MAIN ENTRANCE IS ON
CHURCH STREET, NO ENTRY
AVAILABLE ON:,. BRQADWAY
AVE. cn August 15 0005. the fol-
lowing described property as set
-forth in said Final Judgmenl. 10o
wit: .
LOT 15, DIAMOND RIDGE
A,-"ORDItJG TO THE MAP OR
PLAT THEREOF AS RECORDED.
IN PLAT BOOK 107, PAGE 35,
PUBLIC "RECORDS OF POLK
COUNTY, FLORIDA.
-All sales are to be held at.the east
e1nd of the east corridor, first floor,
of.the Polk County Courthouse Io-
cated at 255 Jonn Broadway Ave-
nue Bartow, Florida Please note
inas the main entrance is located
on Church Sireel No enlry is pos-
s ,rie Irom Broadway Avenue. In
the event any temporary change is
necessary, the Clerk will post a "
Notice of Change" at the sale loca-
iorn direciing Ire Ddders to ine
iLmrorlary sare location '
If ,ou are a person, with a dis-
abilit, hc,"reeds arn accom-
modaior, 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) 53-4-4690, within two
(2) working days of your re-
ceipt of this notice; if you are
hearing or voice impaired, call
.iTDD) (.863) 534-7777, -or
Florida Rela) Serv.ce'711. L
DATED at BARTOW. Florida.
iris 13ih day or July 2005
ICHARD M WEIS
CLERK'OP THE CIRCUIT
COURT
POLK County, Florida
By: /s/ Felicia Borders
Deputy Clerk -
(Seal) :
uly 28 Aug 4. 2005-2458


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR
POLK COUNTY, FLORIDA
PROBATE DIVISION
IN RE: ESTATE OF
JAMES D. PASCO, JR. a/k/a
JAMES DENHAM PASCO, JR.,
Deceased. -
File No.:
05-CP-1652 ,
NOTICE TO CREDITORS
Tre admirnisiralon o the esiale
or JAMES D. PASCO, JR. a/k/a
JAMES DENHAM PASCO, JR.,
.deceased, whose date of death
was April 28,' 2005; and whose
Social Security Number is 264-16-
9369, is pending in the Circuit
Court of Polk County, Florida Pro-
base Division The address cGl
which is Post Ollice Box 9000.
Drawer CC-4,' Bartow,: Florida
.338:',9000 The rames and aa-
diesses ol the personal represen-
tar1va and Ine personal represent.
lame s attorney are sel Iorlh be.

All creditors of ire decedenti
and olner persons who have
claims o:,r demands against oece-.
deril's estale. arid who have beer,
served a copy ol Inis notice, must
ile Ineir claims with lhis court
WITHIN THE LATER" OF 3
MO1, THS AFTER THE FIRST
TIME OF THE FIRST PUBLICA-
TION OF THIS NOTICE OR 30
DAY'S AFTER THE DATE OF'
RIOTiCEON THEM ,
All eIner credoors ol ire dece-
deni and other persons who have
clams or demands against Ihe de-
cedent s eslale, mus lilae their
claims wiin ihis court WITHIN 3
MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF
THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF
THIS NOTICE
ALL CLAIMS NOT SO FILED
WILL BE FOREVER BARRED
NOTW THSTANDING THE
TIME PERIODS SET FORTH
ABOVE, AllY CLAIM FILED TWO
\21 OR MORE YEARS AFTER
THE DECEDENT'S DATE OF
DEATH IS BARRED
THE DATE OF FIRST PUBLI-
CATION OF THIS NOTICE IS
July 21. 2005 ,.
Personal Representalve :."':';.
JACK E CANNON "' '' : '
* 2786 Highlands Creek Drive "": "
Lakeland, Florida 3381.3
Aliorrneys lI:r Personal Represen-
tative:,
FRANK J ROUSE. ESQUIRE -.
Florida Bar No 0100544
680 EasI Main Sireel.tSuiie 201
Banrow FL 33830-4802
Telephone (86") 533-6547 r
July 21. 28. 2j005-24i5


IN THE CIRC
TENTH JU
POLK COUNT
BATE DIVISI
IN RE: ESTA
GEORGE RC
Deceased


NOTICE


The admit
of GEORGE
LIAMS, dec
the Circuit C
Florida, Prob
dress .of whi
way, Bartow
estate is inte:
addresses o
seritative anc
sentative's a
below, -,'
Terry Moore,
,tative
631 Swiss Dr
Lakeland,. FIc
Kenneth C. G
Attorney for
Williams
505 Martin L
Suite 1
P 0. Box 364
Lakeland, FRo
Any intere
this,.notice
served must
cations of th
.tative, venue,
Court, oy hill
pleading reqi
dance wiln
ruies, WITHI
MONTHS AF
SERVICE.O
NOTICE ONf
PERSON, O
TJlONS ARE f
., '.Any person
property is'r
ion lor aete
property WIT
VIDED BY L
TO EXEMF
DEEMED W
entitled to e
quired to file
elective share'
PROVIDED.E
Signed on
The date
of this Notice
Personal R
Terry Moor
Petitioner
Attorney for I

SKENNETH
OUIRE .,
505 Manin L

P.O. Box 364
Lakeland, Fie
Telephone: (I
Facsimile: (8
July 28 Aug






IN THE CIRCI
TENTH JUDI
AND FOR
FLORIDA


M J.LOAN COMPANY,-
Plaintiff,
VS
DAPHNE MERRITT A/K/A
DAPHNE MARIE MERRIT
EUGENE RANKIN Jointly and
Severally
Defendants.
CASE NO:
53-2004CA-003903-0000-00
NOTICE OF SALE
NOTICE IS HEREBY. GIVEN
final pursuant ro a Summary Final
Judgment entered in the above
entitled cause of action in the
County Court of Polk County, Flor-
ida I Wit sell the property situated
in Polk County. Florida described
as:
LOT 48 MEADOW RIDGE ES-
TATES PHASE III, ACCORD-
ING TO -THAT CERTAIN
PLAT AS, RECORDED IN
PLAT BOOK 109 PAGE 46 &
47 OF 'THE PUBLIC RE- .
CORDS OF POLK COUNTY.
FLORIDA TOGETHER WITH
THAT CERTAIN DOUBLE-
WIDE' MOBILE HOME DE-
SCRIBED AS A 1998 FLEET-
WOOD/STONECREEK WITH
ID#S'FLFLV7A25401SK21 & '
FLFLV7B25401SK21 AND Ti- '
TLE NUMBERS 73421092 &
73421091' POLK COUNTY ;
.,. PARCEL ID#232931-142221- :
* 000480 A/K/A 4423 LOWER
MEADOW ROAD. MUL-
BERRY. FLORIDA
al a public sale. lo Ine highest and
best bidder for cash. in ine Polk
County Courlnouse. 255 Nortn
Broadway, Bartow. Florida 33830
9 00 am on the 12Lh day of
; Au iu-l. 2005 .. .
All sales are to be held a t ne east
end of the easl corridor hsl tloor.
ofl ie Pcolk County Courthouse io.
called at 255 North Broadway Ave.
nue Banow Florida Please note
Inal Ine main entrance is located
on Church Streel 1No entry is pos-
sible from Broadway Avenue In
Ine event any temporary change is
necessary tne Clerk will posI a
Notice of Change' at Ihe sale loca-
tion directing the bidders to the
temporary sale localor,
II you are a person with a disaDility
wno needs any accommodation in
order to participate in this pro-
ceeding you are entitled, al no
coslou. to the provision 0o cer-
lain assistance Please contact tIhe
Ollice ol tre Coun Adm'nisiraror
1863 ) 534.4690 wilIih Iwo. 12l
worn ng days ol your receipt ol this
notice if yOu are hearing or voice .
impaired call (TDDi (e63i 534
777 or Florida Rela, Service,
RICHARD WEISS -
A Clerk of the Circuit Court
BY is/ Felicla Borders
As Deputy Clerk
(Court Seal)
July 28, Aug. 4, 2005-2459 .


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR
E"POK COUNTY, FLORIDA
PROBATE DIVISION
IN RE: ESTATE OF
, MELVIN HALLMAN,
'Deceased.:
File No.
05-CP-086
Division Probate '
NOTICE TO CREDITORS
The administration of the es-
tate of Melvin Hallman, de-
c' eased, whps'e date of death
was June 24th. 2005, and
whose Social Security Numbter
is 267-12-1310, is pending in
the Circuit Court for Polk
County, Florida, 'Probate ,Divi-
sion; Ine address ol whicr is P.O.
, Box 9000, Drawer CC-4 Barlow,
FL 33831-9000 The names and
addresses 01 ir,.e personal repru.
sentai've and ine personal repre-
seritaive s all.rrnej are 4etl l.rTh
... below .-. ,,' .
All creditors l In e dece ent .
and ,-.Irer persons navina iiims .
or oam.sndi against dec.e0enr 1
estate on whorr a copy ol irii no-
tice has beer, served must iWe '
their claims win Inis Court WITHi i
THE LATER OF 3 MOI.lTHS AF.
TER THE DATE OF ThE FIRST
PuBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE
OR 30 DAYS AFTER THE DATE
OF SERVICEOF A COP,' OF
THIS NOTICE ONI THEM
S All olner cledilors :. ne a ;c..
denim ana olher persons na.'r'_
claims or demands a ainSi .:e- .
dent s estate must i le iner lai: r; ,r
w lln ins C u rti/ W iTHit 3 rtO rr TH .
AFTER THE DATE OF THE
,FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS
NOTICE.,
ALL CLAIMS NOT SO FILED.'
* WILL BE FOREVER BARRED.
tOTWiTHSTAriJDII.JG THE
TIME PERIODS SET FORTH
ABOVE, ANY CLAIM FILED TWO.
S'(2) YEARS OR MORE AFTER
THE DECEDENT'S DATE OF
DEATH, IS BARRED.
The date Of first publication of
tris roirce is July 8 R2005
Personal Reprersn tra.e .
Norma Hallman Kitch- -
ens
15900 14th: Street.
,Dade .City, FL. 33523 ",
Clara "Hallman Tidwell
1429 Mann 'Road
Lakeland, FL 33810
TROIANO & ROBERTS. P.A.
* Al,:rrneys ir Pers5,:'rial R pr'jr r.tr,-
.tative ,
'31t SOUTH TENNESSEE AVE-..
NUE
LAKELAND, FL 33801-4617 ,
Telephone: (863) 686-7136
Florida Bar No. 0847542
July 28, Aug. 4, 2005-2479


hassee, Florida 32399-3265,
(850) 41 4-81 26 '
If no contact has been made by
you concerning in the above by
**, 2005, the matter of the
Administrative Complaint will
be presentedat an ensuing
,meeting of the Board of Nurs-
ing in an tniormal proceeding.
In accordanrce.with the Ameri-
cans with Disabilities Act, per-
sons needing a special accom-
modation to participate in this
proceeding should contact the
individual or agency sending
this notice no later than seven
days prior to the proceeding at
the address given on the no-
tice. Telephone: (850) 414-
4706, 1-800-955-8771 (TDD)
or' 1-800-955-8770(V), via
Florida Relay Service.
July 28, Aug. 4, 11, 18, 2005-
2483


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT
OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL
CIRCUIT OF THE STATE
OF FLORIDA, IN AND FOR
POLK COUNTY
CIVIL DIVISION
CITIFINANCIAL MORTGAGE
COMPANY, INC.,
Plaintiff,
vs.
WILLIAM C. MARS; THE UN-
KNOWN SPOUSE OF WILLIAM C.

I UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF KIM-
BERLY L. MARS, IF LIVING, IN-
CLUDING ANY UNKNOWN
SPOUSE OF SAID
DEFENDANTS(S, IF REMARRIED,
AND IF DECEASED, THE RE-
SPECTIVE UNKNOWN HEIRS, DE-
VISEES, GRANTEES, ASSIGNEES,
CREDITORS, LIENORS, AND
TRUSTEES, AND ALL OTHER
PERSONS CLAIMING BY,
UIT COURT OF THE THROUGH, UNDER OR AGAINST
DICIAL CIRCUIT- THE NAMED DEFENDANTSS;
NTY, FLORIDA PRO- STATE OF FLORIDA; THE HON-
ION ORABLE RICHARD W. WEISS, AS
ATE OF CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT
OBERT WILLIAMS OF POLK COUNTY, WHETHER
,DISSOLVED OR PRESENTLY EX-
File Number LISTING, TOGETHER WITH ANY
05CP-1242 GRANTEES, ASSIGNEES, CREDI-
OF ADMINISTRA- TORS, LIENORS, OR TRUSTEES
TION OF SAID DEFENDANTS) AND
(Intestate) -. ALL OTHER PERSONS CLAIMING
nistration of the estate BY; 'THROUGH, !UNDER, OR
E ROBERT WIL- AGAINST DEFENDANTSS; UN-
eased, is pending n KNOWN TENANT #1; UN-
ourt for Polk County, KNOWN TENANT #2,
ate Division, the ad- defendants)
ich Is 255 N. Broad- Defendant(s).E NO
,Florida 33830. The 2005-CA-671-SEC 07
state. The names and NOTICE OF SALE
f.the personal repre- Notice is hereby given that,
d the personal repre- ,pursuant to a Final Summary
attorney are set forth Judgment of Foreclosure en-
'"a tered in the above-styled
SPersonal Represen cause, in the Circuit Court of
Polk County, Florida,'l will sell
triveda 380. the property situate in' Polk
ida338O,' County, Florida, described as:
1vMer LOT 1 BLOCK 1 ,
Estate ofGeorge FAIRVIEW. SUBDIVI-
uther King A,, SION,. ACCORDING TO
uther King J: Ave., THE PLAT. THEREOF,
4AS RECORDED IN PLAT
1 33802 BOOK 32, PAGE, 30,
rida 33802 OF THE PUBLIC .RE-
stedpersononwhom CORDS OF POLK
of administration is COUNTY, FLORIDA.LK
object to the qualifi-. A/K/A 102 OLIVE
e personal'represen- DRIVE, WINTER HA-
,,orjurisdiction of this VEN, FL 33. 80,
ng a petition or other 'at public sale, to the highest
jesting relief in accor- and best .bidder, for cash, at.

Nhe HIoATER, OFb3 the East End 6f the East Corri-
FTER THE DATE-OF dor, First Floor, Polk County
F A COPY OF THE 'Courthouse, 255 North Broad-
SA COTH OBJECTINGHE way Avenue, Bartow, Florida at
I THE OBJECTING 9. o'clock A.M., or as soon
R THOSE OBJEC- thereafter .00 A.M., the l6th
FOREVER BARRED. day of August, 2005.

i entitle to exempt All sales are to be held at the
quired t file a peti- east end of the east corridor,

rrr THon of E PRO-xempt first floor, pf the Polk County
AW OR THE MEPRO- Courthouse located at 255
T pRROETY RIHS' North, Broadway Avenue, Bar-
T PRHOPERTY IS tow, Florida. Please note that
AIVED Any person the main entrance is located on
elective share is re- Church Street. No 'entry' is pos-
an election to take sible from Broadway Avenue. In
SWITHIN THE TIME the event any temporary
Y MaW 2005.L change of, location is neces-
May 26' 2005. sary, the Clerk shall post a "No-
of the first publication tice of Change" at the 'sale lo-
isJuly 28, 2005. cation directing the bidders to
representative: the temporary sale location.
re If you are a person with dis-

Personal Representa- abilities who needs any accom-
';' ,m odation 'in order to partici-""'
C 'GLOVER,' ES.' pate ir thn3 procteir ng, ,ou are ,;
*r -l enti d at no :ac t .r.-, .,o.u, to,
.King, Jr. Ave. Suale the pro ,sir or h:ertir, assis-
tance. Please contact the Of-
41 fice of the Court Administrator,
rida 33802 (863) 534-4690, within two
863) 682-6926 (2) working- days of your re-
63) 688-8392 ceipt of this notice; if you are
4, 2005-2472 hearing or voice impaired, call'
TDD (863,i 534-7777 or Fl,:.r.
da Rela', Services 711.'
DATED THIS 13TH- DAX OF
JULY, 2005.
,, RICHARD M. WElIS .
CLERK OF CIRCUIT CO-,UPT
UIT COURT OF THE B, 'D/ FelpCa Rc-rdk r
ICIAL CIRCUIT IN (Sral)
POLK COUNTY, 'July 28, Aug. 4, 2005-2461


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
10TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND
FOR POLK COUNTY, FLORIDA
BANK OF AMERICA, N.A.,
Plaintiff,
vs.
JO ANN KAUSCHINGER, et ux.,
et al.,
Defendantss.
CASE NO.
2002-CA-2250 SEC 7
NOTICE OF SALE
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN
pursuant to the Final Judgment
entered in this case now pend--
ing in said Court, the style of
which is indicated above.
I will sell to the highest and
best bidder for cash at the
POLK COUNTY COURTHOUSE,
All sales are to be held at the East
end of the East Corridor, first floor,
255 North Broadway Avenue, Bar-
tow, Florida, at 9:00 A.M., -on
the 15th day of August, 2005,
the following described prop-
erty as set forth in said order
or final judgment, to wit:
LOT 12, BLOCK D,
SOUTH SIDE PARK,
ACCORDING TO THE
PLAT THEREOF AS RE-
CORDED IN PLAT
BOOK 35, PAGE 35,
OF THE PUBLIC RE-
CORDS OF POLK
COUNTY, FLORIDA.
If you are a person with disabilities
who needs any accommodation In
order to participate In this pro-
ceeding, you are. entitled at no
cost to you, to the provision of cer-
tain assistance. Please contact the
Office of the Court Administrator,
(863) 534-4690, .within two (2)
working days of your receipt of this
notice; if you are hearing or voice
impaired, call TDD (863) 534-7777
or Florida Relay Services 711.
ORDERED at POLK County
Florida, this 13th day of July.
2005.,
RICHARD M. WEISS
As Clerk, Circuit Court
POLK, Florida
By: /s/ Felicia Borders
As Deputy Clerk,
(Seal) I
July 28, Aug. 4, 2005-2462



IN THE CIRCUIT-COURT FOR
POLK COUNTY, FLORIDA PRO-
BATE DIVISION
IN RE: ESTATE'OF
DOUGLAS LENDON PAGE,
Deceased.
File No.
05CP-1664
NOTICE TO CREDITORS
The administration of the estate
of DOUGLAS LENDON PAGE,
deceased, whose -date of death
was ?plei,T, E-r .6 ''4., is pend-"
ing in, e r ,r.,jru 'C.:.uri for Polk
County, Florida, Probate Division,
.the address of which is Drawer P.
0. Box 9000. CC-4, Bartow, FL
33831. The names and addresses
of the personal representative and
the personal representative's at-
torney are set forth below.
All creditors ;of the decedent
and other persons having claims
or demands against decedent's
estate, including unmatured, con-
tingent or unliquidated claims, on
whom a copy of this notice must
file their claims with this Court
WITHIN.,THE,, LATER OF 3.
r..'.IrTH' FTERTHE D'TE OF.
'THE F IR : T I-n- I I 'Tl,:Ji "F '
'THIS NOTICE OF'30!DAYS AF-
TER THE DATE OF SERVICE OF
A COPY OF THIS NOTICE ON
THEM
All other creditors of the dece-
dent and other persons having
claims or demands against the de-
*- r. i ijte, including unma-
ijued .,:.',rio.r..ent or unliquidated
claims, must file their claims with
this :.:,uri 'A',THIi MONTHS AF-'
TER THE DATE OF THE FIRST
PUBLICATION CF THIS NOTICE.
ALL.CLOi.l'E riOT ,_ FILED
WILL 3E F:RE,E. EFi BP.REC.
NOTWITHSTt|lDi tJ, THE TiME
PERIOD ,ET :rORTH cCB,,.E,
ANY CILAi.1 FILE' TWC'O .)
YEARS OR MORE AFTER THE
DECEDENT'S DATE OF DEATH
IS BARRED.
The date of the first publication of,
this N,:,-.:. '-.i ui, 2 '9:05,,. .,
F 'i'rni Fl ,'Fi. :'. r,iTlh.,-
DOUGLAS WAYNE PAGE
2331 Smith McGee Road'
Starr, SC 2:.mJ4-79 .
STANLEY WINES BENNETT &.
"-IELI1t P k: 4. i
Ait-.r :,, ,i.:r Personal Representa-
tive: -' '
BY: BARRY'W. BENNETT
Florida Bar No. 0190721 .
P.O. BOX 860
vJnier Ha.er., FL 33882-0860
863/299-1263
July 28, Aug. 4, 2005-2480









* *BEFORE THE BOARD OF
NURSING
IN RE: The license to practice
Nursing of..
Priscilla D ,is. C.N.A.
1 507 A Kennel Bouie.ard
SLakeland, Flonrda 33805
'AND *,: ,
B3520 Cleveland Heights
Boulevard Apt. 56
Lakeland, Florida 33805
CASE NO.: 2004-
18841/2004-18848
LICENSE NO.: CX7**' *
-6191
The Department of Health has
filed an Administrative Com-
plaint, against you, a .copy
which may be obtained by con-
tacting, Robert Fricke, Assis-:
tant General C6unsel, Prosecu-
tion Services Unit, 4052 Bald
.:, press Wl.,. Bin# C65, Talla-


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT IN AND
FOR POLK COUNTY, FLORIDA,
PROBATE DIVISION
IN RE: ESTATE OF
GLENDA JOYCE BRYAN,
Deceased.
FILE NO.
05-CP-1679
NOTICE TO CREDITORS
The administration of the estate
of GLENDA JOYCE BRYAN,
deceased, File No. 05-CP-1679, is
pending in the Circuit Court for
Polk County, Florida, Probate Divi-
sion, the address of which is
Drawer CC-4, P.O. Box 9000, Bar-
tow, Florida 33831-9000. The
names and addresses of the per-
sonal representative and the per-
sonal representative's attorney are
set forth below.
All creditors of the decedent
and other persons having claims
or demands against decedent's
estate, including unmatured, con-
tingent or unliquidated claims, on
whom a copy of this notice is
served must file their claims with
this Court WITHIN THE LATER
OF THREE MONTHS AFTER
THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUB-
LICATION OF THIS NOTICE OR
THIRTY DAYS AFTER THE DATE
OF SERVICE 'OF A COPY OF
THIS NOTICE ON THEM.
All other creditors of the dece-
dent and other persons having
claims or demands against the de-
cedent's estate, including unma-
tured, contingent or unliquidated
claims, must file their claims with
this court WITHIN THREE
MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF
THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF
THIS NOTICE.
ALL CLAIMS NOT SO FILED
WILL BE FOREVER BARRED.
The date of the first publication
of this Notice is July 28. 2005.
Personal Representative:
ANITA J. BRYAN
1 Rodeo Court
Nogales, AZ 85621-
9620
Attorney for Personal Repre-
sentative:
ABEL A. PUTNAM, ATTORNEY
Florida Bar No.: 024090
PUTNAM & CREIGHTON, P.A.
Post Office Box 3545
Lakeland, Florida 33802-3545
863/682-1178
July 28, Aug. 4, 2005-2475




IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF
FLORIDA, IN AND FOR POLK
COUNTY
GENERAL JURISDICTION DIVI-
SION
U.S. BANK, N.A. SUCCESSOR BY
MERGER TO THE LEADER MORT-
GAGE COMPANY,
Plaintiff,
vs.
CHESTER MILLER, II, A/K/A
CHESTER C. MILLER, et al.,
Defendant (s).
CASE NO.
53-2005-CA-001279-0000-00
NOTICE OF ACTION
TO: CHESTER MILLER, II, A/K/A
CHESTER C. MILLER
Residence Unknown
if alive, and if dead, all parties
claiming interest by, through, un-
der or against CHESTER MILLER,
II, A/K/A CHESTER C. MILLER.
and all parties having or claiming
to have any i'nrr iii- .';i ri c.t ,
the property .-.', r, ,.i-'ir,r,e3
YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an ac-
tion for Foreclosure of Mortgage
on the following described prop-
erty:
Lot 27, SABAL BEND PHASE
TWO, according to the map or
plat thereof'i recorded in Plat
'Book 114 Page 34, of the
Public Records ,:f Polk
County, Florida.
a/k/a-3010 Sabal Bend Drive
NE, Winter Haven,. Florida
33881. .
has been filed against you and
you are,required to serve a copy
,: .:,ur rnilern ,3i rense ii arny Io
. i. w. S uart H GIlitz. Anlorney lor
Ptianr,,ii. rose address is 9830
5 W 77in Avernu, Second Floor,
Miami, Florida 33156, on or before
August 22 2005 a date which is :
within thirty (30) days after the first
publication of this Notice in'the,
'POLK COUNTY DEMOCRAT and
file the original with the Clerk of.
this Court either before service on
Plaintiff's attorney or immediately
thereafter; otherwise a default will
be entered against you for the re-
lief demanded in the complaint.
WITNESS my hand and the
seal of this Court this 19th day of

IC.:H1'RD M. WEISS
As Clerk of the Court
By: /s/ Teresa Nelson
As Deputy Clerk
(Court Seal)
July 21, 28, Aug. 4, 2005-2442


21.33 ACRES OF THE
WESTERLY 160 ACRES OF
THE FOLLOWING DESCRIBED
PARCEL: BEGIN AT THE
NORTHEAST CORNER OF
SECTION 36, TOWNSHIP 25
SOUTH, RANGE 24 EAST,
POLK COUNTY, FLORIDA;
RUN SOUTH TO THE SOUTH-
EAST CORNER OF SAID SEC-
TION 36 WEST 2842.04
FEET, NORTH TO THE ,:
NORTH LINE OF SAID SEC-
TION 36, EAST TO THE
POINT OF BEGINNING; LESS
DEAN STILL ROAD RIGHT-
OF-WAY. BEING TRACT NO.
2. AND ALSO INCLUDED:
THE WEST 100 FEET OF
THE EAST 200 FEET OF THE
SOUTHERLY 21.33 ACRES.
OF THE WESTERLY 160


NOTICE OF ACTION
BEFORE THE BOARD OF
NURSING
IN RE: The license to practice
Nursing of
Cathy Southard, L.P.N.
895 Willow Lane
Bartow, Florida 33830
CASE NO.: 2004-
16748
LICENSE NO.: PN
933841
The Department of Health has
filed an Administrative Com-
plaint against you, a copy
which may be obtained by con-
tacting, Yolonda Green, Assis-
tant General Counsel, Prosecu-
tion Services Unit, 4052 Bald
Cypress Way, Bin# C65, Talla-
hassee, Florida 32399-3265,
(850) 414-8126.
If no contact has been made by
you concerning in the above by
**, 2005, the matter of the
Administrative Complaint will
be presented at an ensuing
meeting of the Board of Nurs-
ing in an informal proceeding.
In accordance with the Ameri-
cans with Disabilities Act, per-
sons needing a special accom-
modation to participate in this
proceeding should contact the
individual or agency sending
this notice no later than seven
days prior to the proceeding at
the address given on the no-
tice. Telephone: (850) 414-
4706, 1-800-955-8771 (TDD)
or 1-800-955-8770(V), via
Florida Relay Service.
July 28, Aug. 4, 11, 18, 2005-
2482



POLK COUNTY SHERIFF'S
OFFICE
BARTOW, FLORIDA
-NOTICE-
ITB#2005-010
Notice is hereby given that the
Polk County Sheriff's Office will be
receiving sealed bids for the fol-
lowing project:
Purchase of Fleet Auto Parts
on an as needed, when
needed basis.
All Pertinent Information, Bid In-
structions, Bid Dates, Specifica-
tions, and Bid Forms can be ob-
tained by contacting the Polk
County Sheriff's Office Purchas-
ing Agent, Katy McArlhur. at 3705
U.S. Hwy 98 S, Unit #17, Lake-
land, Florida 33813, phone (863)
413-2882 ext. 105.
i Bids are to be submitted no later
than 2:00 pm on August 18, 2005.
Bids received after this time will
not be considered.
Sheriff Grady Judd reserves the.
right to accept or reject any and all
bids, to waive informalities in any
bid, and to accept the bid that is,
in his judgment, a responsible bid
in the best interest of the Polk
County Sheriff's Office. -.
RUSS WETHERINGTON, CPPB,
CPCM
* Deputy Director, Central Services
Bureau
July 28, 2005-2481




IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF
SFLORIDA IN AND FOR POLK
COUNTY
DEUTSCHE 'BANK NATIONAL
TRUST COMPANY, AS TRUS-
TEE OF ARGENT SECURITIES
INC., ASSET BACKED PASS-
THROUGH CERTIFICATES, SE-
RIES 2003-W7 UNDER THE
POOLING & SERVICING AGREE-
MENT DATED AS OF NOVEM-
BER 1, '2003, WITHOUT RE-
COURSE,
Plaintiff,
vs:
ROBERT LEE CREMEANS, ET
AL, -
Defendants. A :N
CASE NO.
53-2005-CA-250-WH
NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE
SALE
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN
pursuant to a Final Judgment of
Fourc e dated July 12. 2005
and entered in Case No. 53-2005-
CA-250-WH,. of the Circuit Court
of the Tenth Judicial Circuit in and
for Polk County, Florida; wherein
DEUTSCHE BANK NATIONAL
TRUST COMPANY, AS TRUS-
TEE OF ARGENT SECURITIES
SINC., ASSET BACKED PASS-
THROUGH CERTIFICATES, SE-
RIES 2003-W7 UNDER THE
POOLING & SERVICING AGREE-
MENT DATED AS OF NOVEM-
BER 1, 2003, WITHOUT RE-
COURSE, is a Plaintiff, and ROB-
ERT LEE CREMEANS; ELNA ES-
PINSOSA CREMEANS; ROSE-
MARIE ROWE; SUTANIA ROWE;
UNKNOWN TENANT 1; UN-
KNtOWN TENANT 2, are the De-
tendari;, I will sell to the highest-
arid best bidder for cash at Polk
County Counrthouse East Corridor,
255 N. Broadway, Bartow, FI, at
09:00 AM on August 15 2005, the
. following described property as set
forth in said Final Judgment, to
wit:
THE 'EAST 100.00 FEET OF
.THE SOUTH 647.67 FEET
OF THE SOUTHERLY.21.33
ACRES OF THE WESTERLY
S160 ACRES OF THE FOL-
S LOWING DESCRIBED PAR-
CEL:
BEGIN AT THE NORTHEAST
CORNER OF SECTION 36,
TOWNSHIP 25 SOUTH,
RANGE 24 EAST, POLK
COUNTY, FLORIDA, RUN
SOUTH TO THE SOUTHEAST
CORNER OF SAID SECTION
36, WEST 2842.04 FEET,
NORTH TO THE NORTH LINE
OF SAID SECTION 36 EAST
TO THE POINT OF BEGIN-
NING, LESS DEAN STILL
ROAD RIGHT-OF-WAY. THIS
IS ALSO KNOWN AS TRACT
NOS, 1 AND 1 A. THE WEST
100 FEET OF THE EAST 20
FEET OF THE SOUTH 400
FEET OF THE SOUTHERLY


other parties having or claiming
to have any right, title, or inter-
est in and to the property de-
scribed in the Petition, to wit:
FP NO. 4038901
SECTION 16180-000
STATE ROAD 25 (US 27)
POLK COUNTY
DESCRIPTION
PARCEL: 105
ESTATE: FEE SIMPLE
ESTATE OR INTEREST TO
BE OBTAINED:
Those portions of Tracts 31
and 32 in the southwest 1/4
of Section 8, Township 27
South, Range 27 East, Flor-
ida Development Co. Tract
as per plat thereof recorded
in Plat Book 3B, Page 60,
Public Records of Polk
County, Florida.
Being described as follows:
BEGIN at the southeast cor-


ACRES OF THE FOLLOWING
DESCRIBED PARCEL: BEGIN
AT THE NORTHEAST COR-
NER OF SECTION 36, TOWN-
SHIP 25 SOUTH, RANGE 24
EAST, POLK COUNTY, FLOR-
IDA, RUN SOUTH TO THE
SOUTHEAST CORNER OF
SAID SECTION 36, WEST
2842.04 FEET, NORTH TO
THE NORTH LINE OF SAID
SECTION 36 EAST TO THE
POINT OF BEGINNING. LESS
DEAN STILL ROAD RIGHT-
OF-WAY, LESS THE SOUTH
400 FEET THEREOF AND
ALSO KNOWN AS TRACT
NO. 2A. TOGETHER WITH A
1999 LIMI HOUSE TRAILER
VIN# FLA14614149A AND
FLA14614149B.
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.
RICHARD M. WEISS
As Clerk of the Court
By: /s/ Yvette Johnson
As Deputy Clerk
(Seal)
July 28, Aug. 4, 2005-2465



IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR
POLK COUNTY, FLORIDA
PROBATE DIVISION
IN RE: ESTATE OF
CAROL L. HARVELL
Deceased.
File No.:
05CP-1606
NOTICE TO CREDITORS
The administration of the estate
of Carol L. Harvell, deceased,
whose date of death was June 18,
2005, is pending: in the Circuit
Court for Polk County, Florida,
Probate Division, the address of
.which is Post Office Box 9000,
Drawer CC-4, Bartow, FL 33831-
9000. The names and addresses
of the co-personal representative
and the co-personal representa-
tive's attorney are set forth below.
All creditors of the decedent
and other persons having claims
or demands against decedent's
estate, on whom a copy of this no-
tice is required to be served must
file their claims with this Court
WITHIN THE LATER OF 3
MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF
THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF
THIS NOTICE OR 30 DAYS AF-
TER THE DATE OF SERVICE OF
A COPY OF THIS NOTICE ON
THEM.
All other cre-,,ior.; c1 rine oc.:-
-dent and irier p-rn.:,r n ra --j
claims or demands against the de-
cedent's estate, must file their
claims with this court WITHIN 3
MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF
THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF
THIS NOTICE.
ALL CLAIMS NOT SO FILED
WILL BE FOREVER BARRED.
NOTWITHSTANDING THE
TIME PERIODS SET FORTH
ABOVE, ANY CLAIM FILED TWO
(2) YEARS OR MORE AFTER
THE DECEDENT'S .DATE OF
DEATH IS BARRED.
The date of the first publication.
of this notice is July 28. 2005.
Co-Personal Representative:
Lynnette Harvell Raffio
31-28 Bonnybrook Dr. S.
Lakeland, Florida 33811
David M. Harvell
2270 Shrewsbury Run East
Collierville, TN 38017
Attorney for Personal Representa-
tive:
C. Geoffrey Vining, Esquire
Florida Bar No. 280569
C. GEOFFREY VINING, P.A.
Post Office Box 2525
Lakeland; FL 33806-2525
Telephone: (863) 687-8320
July 28, Aug. 4, 2005-2485



IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN
AND FOR POLK COUNTY, Flor-
ida
STATE OF FLORIDA DEPART-
MENT OF TRANSPORTATION,
Petitioner,
vs.
THOMAS A. THAYER, JR. ET
AL.,
Defendants.
Case No.:
02CA-2258-01
Parcel No.: .105
SECTION: 08
NOTICE TO SHOW CAUSE
AND
NOTICE OF SUIT
STATE OF FLORIDA TO:
-"W.T.I. INC.
A DELAWARE CORPORATION
100 West Tenth Street
Willington, Delaware 19001
To all said defendants who
are living, and if any or all de-
fendants are deceased, the un-
known spouse, heirs, devisees,
grantees, creditors, lienors, or
other parties claiming by,
through, under, or against any
such deceased defendants, if
alive, and, if dead their un-
known spouse, heirs, devisees,
legatees, grantees, creditors,
Ijenors, or other parties claim-
ing by, .through, under, or
against any such deceased de-
fendant or defendants, and all


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ner of said Tract 32; thence
along the south line of said
Tract 32, North 89'47'06"
West a distance of 60.26
feet; thence North 00'12'55"
East a distance of 152.79
feet; thence South 89'46'57"
East a distance of 195.00
feet; thence South 00'12'53"
West a distance of 152.78
feet to the south line of said
Tract 31; thence along said
south line, North 89'47'06"
West a distance of 134.74
feet to the POINT OF BEGIN-
NING.
Containing 29,793 square
feet.
You are each notified that
the Petitioner filed its sworn
Petition and its Declaration of
Taking in this Court against you
as defendants, seeking to con-
demn by eminent domain pro-
ceedings the above described
property located in the State
of Florida, County of Polk.
'You are further notified that
the Petitioner will apply to the
Honorable John Laurent, one of
the Judges of this Court on the
24th day of August, 2005, at
9:00 o'clock A.M., on the 8th
Floor, Hearing Room 8D, East
Tower, Blue Elevator, at the
Polk County Courthouse, and
the Trial is scheduled for a two
week trial block beginning on
the 6th day of September,
2005 at 9:00.A.M. All defen-
dants to this suit may request
a hearing at the time and place
designated and be heard. Each
defendant is hereby required to
serve written defenses, if any,
and request a hearing, if'de-
sired, to said Petition on:-
DEPARTMENT OF TRANS-
PORTATION
Post Office Box 1249
Bartow, Florida 33830
c/o Andrew DeNering
District One General Coun-
sel
(863) 519-2617
Florida Bar No.: 0975117
on or before the 29th day of
August, A.D., 2005, and file the
originals with the Clerk of this
Court on that date, to show cause
what right, title, interest, or lien
you or any of you have in and to
the property, described in the Peti-
tion and to show cause, if any you
have, why the property should not
be condemned for the uses and
purposes set forth in the Petition.
If you fail to answer, a default may
be entered against you for the re-
lief demanded in the Petition.
In accordance with the
Americans with Disabilities Act,,
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 to Show
Cause and Notice of Suit; if you
are hearing or voice impaired,
call 'TDD (863) 534-7777 or
Florida Relay Service 800-955-
8770.
WITNESS MY HAND AND
SEAL of said Court on the,25th
day'of jul, 2005.' '"
RICHARD M. WEISS-" ''
CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT
COURT- .
BY: /s/ Teresa Nelson
Deputy Clerk
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BEFORE THE BOARD OF
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IN RE: The license to practice
Nursing of
Debra Wilkins, C.N.A.
1632 West Stare Road 60
Lake Whales, Florida 33853
CASE NO.: 2003-
12616
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filed an Administrative Com-
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which may be obtained by con-
tacting, Yolonda Green, Assis-
tant General Counsel, Prosecu-
tion Services Unit, 4052 Bald
Cypress Way, Bin# C65, Talla-
hassee, Florida 32399-3265,
(850) 414-8126.
If no contact has been made by
you concerning in the above by
**, 2005, the matter of the
Administrative Complaint will
be presented at an ensuing
meeting of the Board of Nurs-
ing in an informal proceeding.
In accordance with the Ameri-
cans with Disabilities Act, per-
sons needing a special accom-
modation to participate in this
proceeding should contact the
individual or agency, sending
this notice no later than seven
days prior to the proceeding at
the address given on the no-
tice. Telephone: (850) 414-
4706, 1-800-955-8771 (TDD)
or 1-800-955-8770(V), via
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Polk County Support Groups


Amputee Support Group
Amputee Support group
meets the last Wednesday of
each month at 6 p.m. at Winter
Haven Hospital's Outpatient
Rehab Services at the Gil Jones
Building, 3425 Lake Alfred Road
(Hwy. 17), Winter Haven.
The interactive group offers
information and support for am-
putees, their families and their
friends faced with physical chal-
lenges or loss. The group is fa-
cilitated by a physical therapist
with input from area prosthe-
tisists and physicians.
For more information, call
292-4060.
Aphasia and Stroke
Support Group
Aphasia Support group meets
on the first Thursday of each
month from 3 to 4:30 p.m. in the
education classrooms of Winter
Haven Hospital.
The group is for people having
difficulty with communication
skills which may occur after a
stroke or head injury.
For more information, call
293-1121, ext. 2726. Call in ad-
vance for possible schedule
changes
Arthritis, Fibromyalgia
& Chronic Fatigue
Support Group
Arthritis, Fibromyalgia &
Chronic Fatigue Support Group
meets the first Tuesday of each
month at 2 p.m. in Lake Wales
Medical Center ECF conference
room.
The group is for anyone deal-
ing with these problems and
chronic pain.
For more information call
Rose DeRosa, RN, at 676-1433,
ext. 4166.
Brain Injury
Support Group
Brain Injury Support Group
meets the fourth Tuesday of
each month from 7 to 8:30 p.m.
at Grace Lutheran Church's Sen-
ior Center, 327 Avenue C, S.E.,
in Winter Haven.-
Those with injuries or their
family members are welcome.
For more information, call Pat
Mulder, RN, Winter Haven Hos-
pital, at 292-4061, ext. 4941.
Breast Cancer
Support Group
Upfront, a monthly breast


cancer support group hosted by
Bartow Regional Medical Cen-
ter, meets the first Monday of
every month, at 7 p.m., in Class-
room 2 at the hospital.
Those who have a history of
breast cancer or are currently in
treatment are invited to attend.
There is no charge and refresh-
ments are provided. For more in-
formation, telephone Candy
Grubbs at 533-8432.
Woman To Woman, a support
group for women with breast
cancer, meets the second Mon-
day of each month from 7 to 8
p.m. in the administrative board
room of Regency Medical Center,
First Street, Winter Haven.
For more information, call
Winter Haven Hospital's Health
Connection office at 291-6705 or
1-800-416-6705, or the American
Cancer Society at 294-0661.
Cancer Support Group
Cancer Support group meets
the second Wednesday of each
month from 1:30 to 3 p.m. in the
day room on Street Four at Win-
ter Haven Hospital.
The group is for patients and
families. Special speakers are
sometimes scheduled.
For more information, call the
Health Connection office at 291-
6705 or 1-800-416-6705, Mon-
day-Friday, 8 a.m.-4 p.m.
Caregiver
Support Group
Family Caregiver Support
Group meets on the second Tues-
day of each month at 1:30 p.m.
in the Lake Wales Medical Cen-
ter cafeteria conference room.
For more information, call
Rose DeRosa at 676-1433, ext.
4166.
Caregiver Support Group
meets on the first Monday of
each month at 1 p.m. in the con-
ference room of Winter Haven
Hospital's Center for Psychiatry.
For more information call 291-
6060.
A caregiver is defined as any
person, regardless of age, who
has the responsibility of caring
for another individual's needs,
such as personal care, household
management, paying bills and
safety. The caregiver may be a
family member, neighbor or per-
son who is paid for such services.
Debtors
Support Group


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

Diabetes Support Group
meets on the second Tuesday of
each month at 4 p.m. in the edu-
cation classrooms at Winter Ha-
ven Hospital, 200 Avenue F,
N.E.
The group offers discussions,
special speakers, recipe sharing
and support for those with diabe-
tes and their support persons.
For more information, call
Winter Haven Hospital Educa-
tional Services at 297-1706.
Diabetes Support Group also
meets the first Wednesday of
each month at 2 p.m. in the first
floor classroom of the Extended
Care Facility Lake Wales Medi-
cal Center.
For more information on the
Lake Wales meeting, call Rose
DeRosa at 676-1433, ext. 4166.
Diabetes Education
Program
"Living With Diabetes," an
educational series, meets on the
first four Wednesdays of each
month, from 1 to 3 p.m., in the
education classrooms at Winter
Haven Hospital.
The program is designed to
motivate those with diabetes to
follow their treatment plans to
enhance a full life and to prevent
complications.
Cost for the program is $25.
Pre-registration is required by
calling 297-1706, Monday-Fri-
day, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Classes are held the first four
Thursday of each month, from 2
to 4 p.m., in the first floor class-
room of the extended care facil-
ity at Lake Wales Medical Cen-
ter. For more information or to
register, call Rose DeRosa at
676-1433, ext. 4166.
Domestic Violence
Support Group
Domestic Violence Support
Group meets every Tuesday at 4


p.m. at the Resource Center for
Women, 711 Sixth Street, N.W.,
Winter Haven.
For more information, call
294-5318.
Epilepsy Support Group
Epilepsy Support Group
meets the second Tuesday of
each month at 2- p.m. in Class-
room C of the education depart-
ment at Winter Haven Hospital.
The group is designed to help
those who have epilepsy and
those who help care for them.
For more information, call
686-5880.
Esteem Alumni and Stroke
Support Group
Esteem Alumni and Stroke
Support Group meets the first
Monday of each month at noon
at Stevie B's Restaurant in Win-
ter Haven. (Lunch is optional.)
The group is designed for fel-
lowship and support of gradu-
ates (former patients) of Winter
Haven Hospital's Esteem Outpa-
tient Neuro Rehabilitation Pro-
gram.
For more information, call
Ann Kenyon, SLP, or Dr. Jeff
Reddout at the Esteem office,
292-4060.
Financial Caregivers
Support Group
For Adult Caregivers
of Parents
KonectUs, LLC, Daily Money
Managers offers support and
education for those who are un-
able or don'twant to take on the
daily money management of par-
ents, including balancing the
checkbook, bank statements,
making payments and dealing
with insurance claims and medi-
cal bills.
The group meets the fourth
Thursday of every month, from 7
to 8. p.m., at Auburndale Li-
brary, 100 West Bridgers Ave-
nue.
For more information, call
Jan Shore at 967-6613,
Grateful Overcomers
12-Step Group
Grateful Overcomers, a 12-
step recovery program, offers
materials, support and help for
those who struggle with addic-
tive compulsive behavioral is-
sues, such as alcoholism, drug
addiction and eating disorders.
The group meets each Thurs-


day at 7 p. m. at Cornerstone
Church in Fort Meade, and of-
fers information and help for
more than 30 named compulsive
disorders. For help or informa-
tion can call 285-8255.
Heart To Heart
Support Group
Heart To Heart Support
Group meets at 3 p.m. on the
second Wednesday of each
month in the Swannn FIve con-
ference room at Winter Haven
Hospital, 200 Avenue F, N.E..
The support group is for those
who have any type of cardiac
problems and their family mem-
bers.
For more information, call
291-6705 or 1-800-416-6705,
weekdays from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Hepatitis
Support Group
Hepatitis Support Group
meets the third Thursday of
every month from 6 to 7:30 p.m.
at Bartow Memorial Hospital in
Classroom #1 (to the right off the
main lobby), 2200 Osprey Blvd.
This support group is for any-
one infected with or affected by
chronic hepatitis and liver dis-
ease, or interested in learning
more about this subject. Speak-
ers and presentations provide
education on topics of interest
related to hepatitis and liver dis-
ease, patients and their families
can network with others who
have similar experiences, and
get information on hepatitis and
liver disease. For more informa-
tion call Karyn D'Amico, Polk
County Health Department
hepatitis prevention, at 519-
8240, ext. 1212, or Jan Dalessan-
dro, RN, 640-4711.

Insulin Pump Support
Group
Insulin Pump Support Group
meets the third Thursday of
each month at 6:30 p.m. in the'
education classrooms of Winter
Haven Hospital.
Call 297-1706 for more infor-
mation.
Lupus Information & Sup-
port Group
Lupus Information & Support
Group is sponsored by the Polk.
COunty Branch of the Lupus
Foundation.
For more information, call


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956-3904.
Mothers Against
Meth-Amphetamines
(M.A.M.A.)
Mothers Against Meth-Am-
phetamines is a faith-based pro-
gram that provides drug educa-
tion and rehabilitation resources
for the addict, family members
and the community.
Weekly meetings are held at
two locations:
Family Group and Recovery
Group, Mondays, 6:30-7:30 p.m.,
Trinity Christian Center, 4416
East CR 540A, Lakeland, 646-
2860; Family Group, Thursdays,
6-7 p.m., K-Ville Assembly of
God, 4155 K-Ville Ave., Auburn-
dale, 665-0302.
For more information, call Le-
land Ministries at 863-533-1675.
NAMI
The National Alliance for the
Mentally Ill of Polk County holds
monthly education meetings on
each third Tuesday at 7 p.m.
Meetings are held at St.
David's Episcopal Church, 145
E. Edgewood Drive, Lakeland.
For more information on this
and other NAMI events call 616-
9642.
New Hope Family
Support Group
New Hope Family Support
group meets on the second Tues-
day of each month at 7 p.m. at
Regency Medical Center in Win-
ter Haven.
The meetings are open to
families who have experienced
the loss of a baby through mis-
carriage, ectopic pregnancy, still-
birth or newborn death, whether
recently or several years past.
For more information, call
Trish King at 325-9725 or Judy
Hagler at 294-7020.
Organ Donor Awareness
Support Group
Lifelink Donor Awareness and
Support Group of Polk and Har-
dee Counties meets on the sec-
ond Monday of each month from
6:30 to 8 p.m. in Winter Haven
Hospital Classroom F.
The purpose of the group is to
increase awareness of organ and
tissue donation in the Central
Florida area, to motivate people
to think and talk about organ
and tissue donation in schools,
civic groups and churches, and to


support these families. Lifelink
and/or trained volunteers will
present the program.
Anyone waiting for a trans-
plant or those interested in vol-
unteering in this area are in-
vited to attend.
Ostomy Club
(Support Group)
Ostomy Club meets on the
second Tuesday of each month at
10 a.m. in Winter Haven Hospi-
tal's education classrooms, 200
Avenue F.
The club meets during each
winter, but a meeting is sched-
uled for Tuesday, Dec. 9.
The interactive group offers
information and support for pa-
tients and families, helping
members learn how to care for
themselves and deal with a new
challenge.
For more information, call
293-1121, ext. 1511.
Prostate Cancer
Support Group
Prostate Cancer Support
group meets the second Tuesday
of each month from 1 to 2 p.m. in
the day room on the fourth floor
of the Street Building at Winter
Haven Hospital.
Meetings include educational
lectures, assistance with making
informed choices and enhancing
coping skills, as well as sharing
and support. The group is spon-
sored by WHH oncology services.
For more information, call
Rev. Bill Allen, WHH chaplain,
at 297-1121, ext. 1877.
Pulmonary
Support Group
Pulmonary Support Group of
Polk County meets at 11 a.m. on
the second Tuesday of each
month at Mary Sand Clinic Res-
piratory Disease Center, 1805
Hobbs Road, Auburndale. These
meetings are open to anyone
with a breathing difficulty.
For information or directions,
call 965-5400.
Shoulder To Lean On
This group meets every Tues-
day from noon to 1 p.m. at Polk
Works One Stop Center. Call
294-5318 for information.
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ResidenLs of Oak Run and
Grand Horizons subdivisions in
Zephyrhills are finding out that
feeding sandhill cranes has some
expensive consequences.
Biologists with the Florida
Fish and Wildlife Conservation
Commission (FWC) have verified
that cranes fed by residents have
destroyed screened porches; vi-
nyl siding and car door mirrors
and finishes, causing thousands
of dollars of damage at nearly a
dozen new homes in the Oak
Run subdivision.
"Continual feeding of cranes
alters their behavior to the point
where they lose their fear of hu-
mans and set up territories in
areas where they are being fed.
They can become aggressive nui-
sances especially during the
spring and summer nesting sea-
son," Alex Kropp, FWC wildlife
biologist, said.
Sandhill cranes that venture
into subdivisions will peck at re-
flections of themselves in shiny
,car finishes and side-view mir-
rors, sometimes breaking mir-
rors and denting vehicles.
This problem can become par-
ticularly severe in parking lots
where cranes may damage large
numbers of vehicles.
FWC biologists say relocating
these aggressive birds is not a vi-
able option to fix the problem.
"Studies have shown that re-
located nuisance cranes do one of
two things; they generally fly
right back .to the area they were
removed from, or become a de-
structive pest someplace else,"
Diana Lawhorn, nuisance wild-
life biologist for the FWC, said.
For these reasons, it is illegal
to feed sandhill cranes in Flor-
ida, as well as raccoons, bears
and foxes, under Florida Admin-
istrative Code 68A-4.001.
In addition to causing de-
structive behavior, the snacks
the birds get too often amount to
"junk food," filling their bellies
but not meeting their nutritional
needs.
Though listed by the state as


PUBLIC NOTICES


IN THE COUNTY COURT OF
THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT
IN AND FOR POLK COUNTY,
FLORIDA
CIVIL DIVISION
STEVEN i M. WILLIAMS,
Plaintiff,
vs..
ROLLIN H. RIZER, JR., the un-
known spouse, heirs, devisees,
grantees, creditors of Lucille M.
Rizer, deceased, and all other par-
ties claiming by, through, under or
against her; and all unknown natu-
ral persons if alive, and if dead or
not known to be dead or alive,
their several and respective un-
known spouse, heirs, devisees,
grantees, and creditors, or other
parties claiming by, through or un-
der those unknown natural per-
sons; and all claimants, persons or
parties, natural or corporate, or
whose exact legal status is un-
known, claiming under any of the
above named or described defen-
dants or parties or claiming to
have any right, title or interest in
and to the lands described in the
Complaint,
Defendants.
CASE NO.:
53-2005CA-002704-0000-00
Section 11
NOTICE OF ACTION
TO: The unknown spouse, heirs,
devisees, grantees, creditors of
Lucille.M. Rizer, deceased, and all
other parties claiming by, through,
under or against her; and all un-
known natural persons if alive, and
if dead or not known to be dead or
alive, their several and respective
unknown spouse, heirs, devisees,
grantees, and creditors, or other
parties claiming by, through or un-
der those unknown natural per-
sons; and all claimants, persons or
parties, natural or corporate, or
whose exact legal status is un-
known, claiming under any of the
above named or described defen-
dants or parties or claiming to
have any right, title or interest in
and to the lands described:
RESIDENCES OF ALL OF THE
ABOVE ARE UNKNOWN
YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an
action to quiet and confirm title
of the Plaintiff in and to the fol-
lowing described real property:
Lots 16 and 17, Block A, of
TEMPLE GROVE SUBDIVISION,
as shown -by map or plat
thereof recorded in the Office
of the Clerk of the Circuit Court
in and for Polk County, Florida,
in Plat Book 9, Page 12, Public
Records of Polk County, Florida.
Parcel 'I.D. NO. 322826-
*644000-001160
has been filed against you
and you are required to serve a
copy of your written defenses,
if any, to it on BARRY W.
BENNETT, ESQUIRE, of
The Stanley Wines Law Firm,
P.A., Plaintiff's Attorney,
whose address is Post Office
Box 860, Winter Haven, Florida
33882, on or before August
29, 2005, and file the original
with the Clerk of this Court at
Winter Haven, Florida before
service on Plaintiff's attorney
or immediately thereafter; oth-
erwise a default will be entered
against you for the relief de-
manded in the Complaint.
WITNESS my hand and seal of
this Court on this the 26th day of
July, 2005.
Richard M. Weiss
Clerk of the Court
BY: /s/ Shirley Deschamps
As Deputy Clerk
(COURT SEAL)
July 28, Aug. 4, 11, 18, 2005-2488


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN
AND FOR POLK COUNTY,
FLORIDA
JAMES J. HOLLOWAY and SU-
SAN J. HOLLOWA.Y,
Plaintiffs,
vs.
ANNE F. SUTHERLAND, if alive,
and if dead, her unknown
spouses, devisees, grantees, as-
signees, lienors, creditors, trus-
tees, or other persons claiming by,
through, under or against her, o.r
any of them, and all unknown per-
sons, if alive, and if dead, or not
known to be dead or alive, their
unknown spouses, heirs, devi-
sees, grantees, assignees, lienors,
creditors, trustees or other per-
sons claiming by, through, under
or against the unknown persons;
and WEKIVA, INC. BUILDERS/
DEVELOPERS, a Florida corpora-
tion,
Defendants.
CASE NO.:
53-2005CA-001907-11
NOTICE OF ACTION
TO:
ANNE F. SUTHERLAND, if
alive, and if dead, her un-
known spouses, devisees,
grantees, assignees, Ilenors,
creditors, trustees, or other
persons claiming by,
through, under or against
her, or any of them, and all
unknown persons, If alive,
and if dead, or not known to
be dead or alive, their un-
known spouses, heirs, devi-
sees, grantees, assignees,
lienors, creditors, trustees
or other persons claiming
by, through, under or
against the unknown per-
sons
LAST KNOWN ADDRESS:
4701 48th Street NW, Wash-
ington, DC 20016 '
YOU ARE HEREBY NOTIFIED
that an action to reform deeds and
quiet title concerning the following
property in Citrus County, Florida:
Lot 13, Block 123, of INDIAN'
LAKE ESTATES UNIT 2, ac-
cording to the Plat thereof,
as recorded in Plat Book 39,
at Page 14, of the Public Re-,
cords of Polk County, Flor-
ida.
has been filed against you, and
that you are required to serve a
copy of your written defenses, if
any, to it on Kevin K. Dixon,
Esq., the Plaintiff's attorney,
whose address is P.O. Box
1300, Inverness, FL 3445.1-
1300, on or before August 29,
2005, and file the original with
the Clerk,of the Court before.
service on 'the Plaintiff's attorney
or immediately thereafter, other-
wise a Judgment may be en-
tered against you for the relief
demanded in the Complaint.
If you are a person with a dis-
ability who need any accommoda-
tion in order to participate in this
proceeding, you are entitled, at no
cost to you, to the provision of cer-
tain assistance. Please contact the
Office of the court Administrator.
(863) 534-4690, within two (2)
working days of your receipt of this
notice: if you are hearing or voice
impaired, call (TDD) (863) 534-
.7777, or Florida Relay Service
800-955-8770.
DATED this 26th day of July,
2005.
Richard M. Weiss
As Clerk of the Court
BY: /s/ Shirley Deschamps
Deputy Clerk
(Court Seal)
July 28, Aug. 4, 11, 18, 2005-2486


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
10TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF
FLORIDA, IN AND FOR POLK
COUNTY
REGIONS BANK SUCCESSOR ,
BY MERGER TO UNION PLANT-
ERS BANK, N.A. SUCCESSOR
BY MERGER TO UNION PLANT-
ERS MORTGAGE, INC..
PLAINTIFF,
-vs-
OLUMUYIWA ORE AND IYABO
ORE, ET AL.
DEFENDANTS.
CASE NO.: 05-CA-2445
Division#: 11
NOTICE OF ACTION
FORECLOSURE
PROCEEDINGS--PROPERTY
TO: OLUMUYIWA ORE AND IY-
ABO ORE
RESIDENCE UNKNOWN, If living,
including any unknown spouse-
of the said Defendants, if either
has remarried and if either or
both of said Defendants are
dead, their respective unknown
heirs, devisees, grantees, as-
signees, creditors, lienors, and
trustees, and aJl other persons
claiming by, through, under or
against the named
Defendant(s); and the afore-
mentioned named. Defendant(s)
and such of the aforemen-
tioned unknown Defendants
and such of the aforemen-.
tioned unknown.Defendants as
may be infants, incompetents
or otherwise not sui juris.
YOU ARE HEREBY NOTIFIED
that an action has been com-
menced to foreclose a mortgage
on the following real property, ly-
ing and being and situated in
POLK County, Florida, more par-
ticularly described as follows:
LOT 115, BLOCK 29, ISLAND
CLUB WEST-PHASE TWO,
ACCORDING TO THE PLAT
THEREOF AS RECORDED IN
PLAT BOOK 115, PAGES 3
THROUGH 8, PUBLIC RE-
CORDS OF POLK COUNTY,
FLORIDA.
More commonly known as
425 CARIBBEAN DRIVE,
DAVENPORT, FL 33897.
This action has been filed
against you and you are re-
quired to serve a copy of your,
written defense, if any, upon
SHAPIRO & FISHMAN, Attorneys
for Plaintiff, whose address is
Woodland Corporate Center,
4505 Woodland Corp. Blvd.,
Suite 100, Tampa, FL 33614,
within thirty (30) days after
the first publication of this no-
tice and file the original with
the Clerk of this Court either
before service on Plaintiff's at-
torney or immediately there af-
ter; otherwise'a default will be
entered against you for the re-
lief demanded in the Complaint.
WITNESS my hand and seal
of this Court on the 27 Z day
of July. 2005:
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) 534-4488, within two (2)
working days of your receipt of this
notice of hearing; if you are hear-
ing or voice impaired, call TDD
(863) 534-7777 or Florida Relay
Service (800) 955-8770.
RICHARD M. WEISS
Circuit and County Courts
By: /s/ Shirley Deschamps
Deputy Clerk
(Seal)
July 28, Aug. 4, 2005-2489


a threatened species, sandhill
cranes are a common sight in
central Florida throughout the
year.
For most Florida residents,
this species is one of the state's
most interesting and beautiful
birds. Their large size (about
four feet tall), gray body feath-
ers, and red forehead and crown
make them hard to miss.
Wide open spaces such as golf
courses, pastures and well-main-
tained yards can be ideal territo-
ries for cranes when there is ap-
propriate wetland habitat for
nesting nearby.
So what can property owners
do if they are already experienc-
ing crane damage to their prop-
erty? Fortunately, there are
some simple steps homeowners
can take which greatly reduce
and sometimes eliminate dam-
age to homes and vehicles.
Park vehicles in your garage
or use a car cover to eliminate
reflections from side-view mir-
rors and shiny finishes. Some-
times, covering side-view mir-
rors can help eliminate the prob-
lem.
Cover home windows with
non-reflective material or install
solar screens to decrease the re -
flection.


Create an a almost invisible
fence around windows, lanais
and pool screens using tomato
stakes (or other small stakes)
and fishing line. Binder clips or
other fasteners can be used to
connect fishing line to stakes.
Fishing line should be strung
tightly, set about three feet high
and three to four feet from win-
dows or screening. Sometimes,
two lines are necessary to keep
cranes from jumping into the
area between the fishing line
and the window or screening.
Planting wide hedges or
other landscaping that obstructs
the crane's approach towards
windows can be helpful.
Use a water hose or loud
noises to scare cranes from your
property.
Do not feed cranes. Spread
the word among your neighbors
that feeding cranes is illegal be-
cause it creates nuisances that
cause a great deal of expensive-
to-fix damage.
Though neighbors may not in-
tentionally feed cranes, food put
out for ducks, songbirds and pets
can attract them.
For more information on san-
dhill cranes, visit the FWC Web
site at MyFWC.com and click on
"imperiled species."


Potential users should inquire
locally or, alternatively, can


check http://flairs.org/florida211 network
plan.htm for a listing of active 211 provid-
ers. If a community service agency, which
may provide social or health services,
wishes to acquire this number, it must
make a request to the Agency for Health
Care Administration. There are 11 active
211 regional and local call centers serving
33 of Florida's 67 counties, supplying 211
services to 75 percent of the state's popu-
lation.


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S611 This code is assigned
to local phone companies to
Provide customers access to
telephone repair services.

711 This number is used to
gain access to the Florida Tele-
communications Relay Service.
This system, created by the Leg-
islature in 1991, provides access


to the telecommunications network for
individuals with speech, hearing or dual
sensory disabilities.


O311 This code is reserved
for non-emergency police, 811 The 811 code cur-
and other governmental I rently provides access to
services. In communities CALL the business offices of the
WkIh n kiei i t-nrLJ~ ~in l ue i Ln Jiicm if ueA


wnere tnis coUUe is in use, ILt proviUes
residents with a simple way of gaining
access to local law enforcement in
circumstances that lack urgency or to local
government services deemed appropriate
by city. or county officials. In extreme
circumstances, such as hurricanes, the
311 code may be used when local 911
emergency numbers are overloaded.


, 411 Most consumers recognize
this code as providing local di-
rectory assistance. At one time,
40 calls to 411 were free. However,
customers should check to determine what
their calling plan charges for this service.

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


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

0911 Probably the most rec-
ognized of the three-digit
codes, 911 is for emergency
services only.


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


PUBLIC

NOTICE


Citrus Heritage

Day Set At

Historical

Museum
Polk County Historical Mu-
seum will hold Citrus Heritage
Family Fun Day on Saturday,
Aug. 20, from 9 a.m. to noon.
The day will feature discus-
sions of citrus varieties and
planting, citrus care and the his-
tory of Florida citrus and crate
labels.
Admission to the event is free.
For more information, call the
museum at 534-4386.


HCE School

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

Get a
"Cool Edge"
on the '
competition.
Sell it in the
classified


NOTICE OF CANCELLATION
OF PUBLIC MEETING
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN
that THE SCHOOL BOARD OF
POLK COUNTY, FLORIDA, an-
nounces the cancellation of a pub-
lic meeting.
DATE AND TIME:
August 2, 2005 at 9:00 a.m.
PLACE: County Commission
Board Room, 330 W. Church St.,
Bartow, FL 33830
PURPOSE: To hear final re-
port from consultant hired by
Board of County Commission-
ers regarding the impact fee
study.
Dated: July 27, 2005.
THE SCHOOL BOARD OF
POLK COUNTY, FLORIDA
By Kay Fields, Board Chair
Attest Gail F. McKinzie,
Secretary
(Seal)
July 28, 2005-2490


For the most news in your area
read the Democrat or Leader.


The word "taxidermy" comes from Greek words meaning skin arrangement.


Consumer



Bulletin

BraulioL., Bdez, Chairman


Virtually every telephone user knows that dialing the digits 8-0-0 to initiate a call insures
a toll-free phone call. Equally recognizable are the digits 9-1-1, which when dialed,
give consumers a direct line to an emergency services operator. Other three-digit
codes are used in many communities in Florida to provide a range of services. Those
codes and their application are outlined below.


211 Community information state, which, like the 211 code, is not in
and referral services :are use statewide. In parts of Florida where
provided via this code in the code is in use mostly major markets
some communities in Florida.-' callers can receive travel information.


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SERVICES
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.
DALE BAILEY'S
Sod, mulch, fill dirt, grading,
irrigation supplies, landscap-
ing, free estimates, delivery
available. 2835 SR 60 E Bar-
tow., (863)533-0624.
HIGH GAIT FARM
Horse boarding, training, les-
sons, dressage arena, round
pen, -riding ring, concrete
bam. Ken Allen (863)537-
2720.
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.
SOUTHERN BREEZE LAWN
AND TRACTOR SERVICE.
Licensed and Insured, Free
estimates. Call Dennis 863-
581-2372.
STATE CERTIFIED
Serving Florida 20+ years,
single, tile, metal, flat roofing.
Rsidental/Commercial.
Licensied/Insured
CC056374=1 -888-649-1405
FREE ESTIMATES
TIM HUTCHENSON.
STOKES LAWN SERVICE
Residential or Commercial
Free Estimates. 285-7492 or
559-5787.
SUDS-N-SHINE CLEANING
SERVICE Crystal clean shine
every time. Services provided
include laundry and light
housekeeping. For economi-
cal pricing, call Candice 863-
519-5724 or 863-537-0971.

GARAGE SALE
HUGE YARD SALE
July 30 & 31, 8:00. 190 HWY
North, Bartow, corner of Da-
vidson & 17. Household
items, lots of tools, glassware,
what-nots, new mens clothes
over 200 pieces, small appli-
ances, pictures, linens, anti-
ques & collectables & much
more.
MOVING SALE FRIDAY/SAT-
URDAY, 8-1. Household
items, lady clothes size 12,
shoes size 10, queen size
sleeper sofa, garden tools.
820 Mann Road.
SATURDAY 30TH, 7:00 ?
1195 Maple Avenue, Bartow.
SATURDAY, 8:00-? 3924
Shay Drive, off Gandy Ceme-
tery. Too much to mention.
THURSDAY-SUNDAY, 8:00-
4065 Magnolia Avenue, High-
land City. A little bit of every-
thing.

For the most news in
your area read the
Democrat or Leader.


FOR SALE
COMPUTER PACKARD Bell
Good condition. $250. 863-
804-0153.
DINNET GLASS table w/4
chairs. Brand new. Asking
$300. Please call if interested
@ 519-3486.
ELECTRIC SCOOTER, 350
lb. capacity with batteries.
Like new $500.00. 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.
1993 KAWASAKI Ninja 600.
Excellent condition $4,000
OBO. 860-9544.
2 SEATER stroller (new) $50.
Brown wood crib and chang-
ing table $50. 863-519-6805/
863-581-0464.
ASSORTMENT OF interior
panel doors. You pick $10.
Call 559-7035 anytime.

NOTICE
POLK COUNTY BoCC
PROJECTS:
For information on Polk Coun-
ty BoCC procurements,
please visit our website at
www.polk-county.net, select
the "Notice of Bids" link under
"Doing Business" for a list of
all active solicitations for Invi-
tations to Bid, Request For
Proposals, Requests for Infor-
mation, Requests for Pre-
Qualification and other pro-
curement opportunities: To
download bid documents, se-.
lect the link for the desired
project and complete the bid
summary/registration form
and fax it to Polk County Pur-
chasing at 863-534-0055. If
the bid document contains in-
formation that is unable to be
downloaded, the link will list
further instructions. All solici-
tations and procurement infor-
mation are also available in
the lobby of the Purchasing
Division, 2470 Clower Lane,
Bartow, FL 33830 between
the hours of 8 A.M. to 5 P.M.
Monday-Friday.
To guarantee receipt of ad-
denda, It is necessary to
complete 'a Bid Registration
form which may be ob-
tained from the County's
website or the Purchasing
Division Office.
WANTED
FEMALE ROOMMATE want-
ed to share nice 2 bedroom
house in Bartow. Half rent
$320 and half utilities 271-
0026 or 534-1263.
WANTED
TO BUY
USED FISHING Reels work-
ing or not. 533-9548.


MEDICAL
HELP WANTED

MULTI-PURPOSE
SENIOR CENTER
AIDE II
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
our website and apply on-
line at www.polk-county.net


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.
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. Chariton
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.

FREE
55-GALLON STEEL Drums.
Contain residue of soy-based
printing ink. They're behind
The Democrat on Summerlin
Street. Help yourself.
FREE TO a good home. 2
smoke gray, 1 tabby. Liter
trained. 533-2881. Ask for
Barbara,
FREE TO good home. 4
month old male bird dog.
White with blonde spots. Very
loving. Being house trained.
287-2564.
KITTENS TO good home.
Friendly and house trained.
533-4886.

GARAGE SALE
5829 WELLS Road. Lots of
stuff. Low prices. Saturday,
7:30-2:00.
FRIDAY AND Saturday, 7:30-
12:30. 610 Bearcreek Drive,
Bartow.
FRIDAY, 29TH., 8:00 12:00.
790 Manor Drive. 3 family
sale.
'FRIDAY, 7:00-3:00. 780 W.
Davidson Street. Lots of stuff.
10 cent to $1.00. Some free
stuff.
SATURDAY, 7:00. 1595 Gor-
don Avenue. Various items.
Across from Bartow Wee
Care.
"Grant"

yourself a
little extra
cash. Sell
it in a
classified.


Where are you going, my little one, little
one
Where are you going, my baby, my own
Turn around and you're two
Turn around and you're four
Turn around and you're a young girl
Going out of the door.....


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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
School Graduate and three(3)
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
Executive Director; Bartow
CRA; P.O. Box 1351; Bartow,
FL. 33831. DFWP/EOE
DRIVERS CLASS B CDL
tryaxile dump truck. Must be
experienced at least 3
years. Must be 25 years of
age. Local work. Call Dirt
World, Inc. 863-537-4603.
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.
JRS
Geo Services.
Drilling & Boring
Full time positions
available call 425-0275
LOCAL CITRUS company
needs truck driver for local
deliveries with Class A CDL
classification. Also full-time
mechanic for shop. 863-537-
1343.
MANAGER, MANAGER-
TRAINEE, clerk. Apply XYZ
Liquors, 295 US Highway 17
South, Bartow.
MECHANIC Bowling Green
Small Engine. Must have
tools and transportation. Call
863-375-4056.
MEDICAL ASSISTANT need-
ed for Doctors office. Call
285-7171.
NEEDED PART time caution
flaggers local motor cross
track. Wednesday / Thursday
5:00-10:00. Saturday 9:00-
3:00 / 5:00-10:00. Sunday
9:00-4:00. 224-0238.




LOST
DARK GRAY newly trimmed
small male dog (spayed) curly
tail. Tag # 5-014303. Lost
near Middle School. 533-
7493.


GENERAL
HELP WANTED






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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-
bie, IV, at 863-533-4183.
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.

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.


IF YOU REALLY ENJOY
WORKING WITH
CHILDREN,
WE WANT YOU1!

Full-time or
Part-time
positions available
Day Time Hours
Week Days Only

Good pay, benefits,
paid vacation after a
year. Paid holidays
after probation.

Please contact
Carla at Best
Academy or apply
in person
650 W. Main Street
Bartow, FL 33830
534-1796

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.


PART-TIME SCORE keeper
needed for local motor cross
track. Saturday night 7:00
p.m.-10:00 p.m. $10 per hour.
863-224-0238.


* Just 3 miles south of SR-60


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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 7th. $350-$400. 521-
3295.

MOBILE HOME
FOR SALE
BY OWNER-3 bedroom, 2
bath, 1800 sq. ft., 5.2 acres,
$185,000. 863-860-3824.


VEHICLE
FOR SALE
AUTO PARTS for Jeep 94
Wrangler hard top and full
doors. $1,000 OBO. Mark 1
407-873-8665.
91 FORD Mustang. Good
condition. $2500. 863-519-
6805 or 863-581-0464.

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.


MOBILE HOME
FOR RENT
2 BEDROOM, 2 bath, CHA,
family park. $525 per month,
$250 damage. 712-4223 &
533-5072.
NEW 2 bedroom, 2 bath locat-
ed on 1 acre of land east of
Bartow. $650 per month plus
$500 security deposit. First
and last month required. No
pets. References required.
Call 285-6166.
WHY RENT? Own 2B/2B,
CHA, in park, peaceful living,
no bank qualifying $2,000
down, $400imonth. 863-559-
7035.


It seems like yesterday God blessed me with the arrival of a
beautiful, baby girl who brought lots of joy and love to those
around her.
-Jenna Suzanne_
Meaning: "God has answered", Lily"
On July 31st 2005, that "yesterday' becomes 21 years later.
I wanted to take this special moment in your life to let you
know how proud I am of you. You have become what every
mother dreams of a special daughter who is not just a daugh-
ter, but also a friend and buddy.
You have met every challenge, jumped over every hurdle, and
persevered. As you begin your life as a fully legalized adult,
always believe in YOU. Listen to your heart and trust your
instincts, Know you CAN See your own strengths. DO what
you are afraid of. Be true to yourself and others,. Take pride
in your accomplishments and learn from your mistakes.
And, always remember from the little girl in the tutu, to the
grown woman of today you are special ANYTHING is
possible if only you believe.
I love and cherish you. My wish for you is all the happiness
and love your heart can hold.
You will always be my baby.
HAPPY 21ST BIRTHDAY CHICK
MAMA


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10B The Polk County Democrat July 28, 2005


Out of My Ranqe


by Peggy Kehoe


CHEERFULLY DELICIOUS CHERRIES


(Continued from Page 1B)

Pull stems from mushrooms
and discard (or save for another
use). Rinse mushroom caps;
drain well. Set aside.
Cook sausage in a large skil-
let, stirring to break up meat, 5
minutes, or until sausage is done.
Remove from heat. Add dried
cherries, onions and cream
cheese; mix well. Fill each mush-
ropm cap' with a heaping tea-
-spounfil l :-f sausage mixture.
Place filled mushrooms on a
lightly greased baking sheet.
Bake:in a preheated 425 ov oen 6
to 8 minutes. Serve immediately.
Makes 30.


Cherry Soup
Delicately flavored, this cold
soup goes well with main course
salads.
1/2 cup frozen unsweetened
tart cherries'
1/2 cup frozen dark sweet
cherries
1 cup custard-style cherry
yogurt
1 cup sour cream
1 cup heavy cream
1/2 cup dried tart cherries
1 tablespoon grenadine
1 tablespoon granulated
sugar, or to taste
1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
Thaw tart and sweet cherries,
reserving their juice. In an elec-
tric blender or food processor con-
tainer, puree tart and sweet cher-
ries with juice until smooth. Set
aside.
Combine yogurt, sour cream,
heavy cream and dried cherries
in a large mixing bowl; mix well.
Add pureed cherries, grenadine,
sugar and nutmeg; mix well. Let
chill 1 to 2 hours to blend flavors.
Serve chilled.
Makes 6 servings.


Tart and Tasty Stuffing
Brighten traditional bread
stuffing with cherries.
2 tablespoons butter or mar-
garine
3/4 cup chopped celery
1/2 cup chopped onion
1 teaspoon dried thyme
1/4 teaspoon poultry season-
ing
1 (7-ounce) package dried
herb-seasoned
stuffing cubes
3/4 cup chicken broth
2 cups frozen -unsweetened
tart cherries, thawed and
drained
Melt butter in a medium
saucepan over medium heat. Add
celery and onion; cook 2 to 3 min-
utes, or until vegetables are ten-
der. Stir in thyme and poultry
seasoning.
Combine celery mixture, stuff-
ing cubes and broth in a large
bowl. Gently stir in cherries.
Spoon into a lightly greased 2-
quart casserole.
Bake, covered, in a preheated
350-degree oven 30 minutes, or
until mixture is hot. (Or use to
stuff a 12-pound turkey.)
Makes 6 servings.
Note: 1 can (16 ounces)
unsweetened tart cherries, well'
drained, can be substituted for
frozen tart cherries.


Maple Cherry Sauce
This sauce is terrific with
roasted or grilled meats or poul-
try.
1/3 cup cherry juice blend
2 tablespoons cornstarch
1 cup frozen unsweetened tart
cherries, thawed and well
drained
3/4 cup maple-flavored syrup
1/2 cup chopped walnuts
1 teaspoon grated orange peel
Put cherry juice blend and
cornstarch in a small saucepan;
mix welL Cook over medium heat
until thickened. Add cherries,
maple-flavored syrup, walnuts
and orange peel; mix well. Cook,
stirring frequently, over low heat
until all, ingredients are hot.',
Serve over roast turkey, pork or
ham.
Makes 1-1/2 cups.
Note: 1 (16-ounce) can
unsweetened tart cherries, well
drained, can be substituted for
frozen tart cherries.


Gingered Cherry Sauce'
Delight family and guests
with this tempting sauce for ham
or pork.
1 (21-ounce) can cherry pie fill-
ing
2 tablespoons honey
1 teaspoon fresh lime juice
3/4 teaspoon grated fresh gin-
ger
1/2 teaspoon dry mustard
1/2 teaspoon grated lime peel
Combine cherry pie filling,
honey, lime juice, ginger, dry
mustard and lime peel in a medi-
um saucepan; mix well. Bring to
a boil over medium heat, stirring
frequently.
Reduce heat; simmer, uncov-
ered, 1 minute, stirring frequent-
ly. Serve with sliced ham or pork
Makes 2 cups.


Cherry-Glazed Chicken
Yellow mustard is the secret
ingredient in this recipe.
1 (2 1/2- to 3-pound) broiler-
fryer chicken, cut up (or 6 chick-'
en breast halves)'
1/2 cup milk
1/2 cup all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon dried thyme
Salt and pepper, to taste
1 to 2 tablespoons vegetable
oil
1 (16-ounce) can unsweetened
tart cherries
1/4 cup brown sugar
1/4 cup granulated sugar
1 teaspoon prepared yellow
mustard
Rinse chicken; pat dry with
paper towels. Pour milk into a
shallow container. Combine flour,
thyme, salt and pepper. Dip
chicken first in milk, then in
flour mixture; coat evenly.
Heat oil in a large skillet. Add
chicken; brown on all sides. Put
chicken in a 13x9x2-inch baking
dish. Bake, covered with alu-
minum foil, in a preheated 350-
degree oven 30 minutes.
Meanwhile, drain cherries,
reserving 1/2 cup juice. Combine
cherry juice, brown sugar and
granulated sugar in a small
saucepan; mix well. Bring mix-
ture to a boil over medium heat.
Add mustard; mix well. Cook 5
minutes, or until sauce is slightly
thickened. Stir in cherries.
(Sauce will thicken more as it is
baked on chicken.)


After chicken has cooked 30
minutes, remove from oven and
uncover. Spoon hot cherry mix-
ture over chicken. Bake, uncov-
ered, 15 to 20 minutes, or until
chicken is tender.
Serve immediately.
Makes 6 servings.
Note: 2 cups frozen unsweet-
ened tart cherries can be substi-
tuted for canned tart cherries;
use 1/2 cup cherry juice blend or
water in place of juice from
canned cherries.


Cherry Delicious Ribs
A tasty departure from toma-
to-based barbecue sauces., ,
8 pounds pork spareribs '
1 (21-ounce) can cherry pie fill-
ing
2 tablespoons olive oil
1/2 cup onion
1/4 cup soy sauce
2 teaspoons spicy brown mus-
tard
1 teaspoon ground ginger
1 teaspoon Worcestershire
sauce
Cut ribs into serving portions
of 2 or 3 ribs each. Put ribs in a
large saucepot or Dutch oven;
add salted water to cover ribs.
Simmer, covered, 45 to 50 min-
utes, or until tender.
Drain ribs; set aside.
Puree cherry pie filling in an
electric blender or food processor.
Set aside. Heat olive oil in a large
skillet. Add onion; cook, stirring,
until onion is tender. Add pureed
cherry filling, soy sauce, mus-
tard, ginger and Worcestershire
sauce; mix well.
Simmer, uncovered, 10 to 15
minutes,. stirring occasionally.
Reserve some cherry sauce to
serve with ribs.
Place ribs on gas grill over low
heat or on charcoal grill 4 to 6
inches from slow coals.
Turn ribs 3 to 4 times and
brush frequently with remaining
cherry sauce. Cook 25 minutes,
or until done. Discard any sauce
used to barbecue meat. Serve
reserved sauce with ribs.
Makes 8 servings.


Tangy Cherry Coleslaw
This salad goes great with
Cherry Good Ribs or as an
accompaniment to chili.
Dressing:
1/4 cup granulated sugar
1/2 teaspoon dry mustard
1/2 teaspoon celery seed
Dash salt
1/3 cup vegetable oil
1/4 cup lime juice
3 tablespoons honey
Salad:
1 (16-ounce) bag coleslaw mix-
ture
1 cup shredded carrots
1 cup dried tart cherries
1/2 cup chopped green onions
For the dressing, combine
sugar, dry mustard, celery seed
and salt in a small mixing bowl;
mix well. Stir in vegetable oil,
line juice and honey; mix until
well blended and sugar is dis-
solved.
For the salad, combine
coleslaw mixture, carrots, dried
cherries and green onions in a
large mixing bowl. Pour dressing
over coleslaw mixture; mix well.
Refrigerate 30 minutes before
serving.
Makes 6 to 8 servings.


Beef Burgundy


Shrimp Salad with
Dried Cherries
This main-course, salad is a
flavorful treat any time of year.
Dressing:
1/3 cup olive oil
2 tablespoons lemon juice
1 teaspoon coarse-ground
Dijon
mustard
1 teaspoon dried basil (or 1
tablespoon chopped fresh
basil)
1/4 teaspoon salt
Salad:
4 cups mixed salad greens
1 pound medium-size, cooked,
peeled shrimp
2 small ripe avocados, peeled,
pitted and sliced
3/4 cup dried tart cherries
1/4 cup sliced green onions
For the dressing, combine
olive oil, lemon juice, mustard,
basil and salt; mix with a wire
whisk or beat with a large spoon
until well mixed. Refrigerate
while preparing salad.
For the salad, divide salad
greens evenly between 4 plates.
Combine shrimp, avocados, cher-
ries and green onions in a large
bowl; divide shrimp mixture
evenly over salad greens. Drizzle
with dressing. Serve immediate-
ly.
Makes 4 main course servings.


Beef Burgundy
Beef takes on "new flavors with
mushrooms, onions and cherries.
2-1/2 pounds boneless beef
round steak
4 cloves garlic, minced
1/2 cup chopped onion
2 cups Burgundy or other dry
red wine
1 (10-3/4-ounce) can con-
densed cream of mushroom soup,
undiluted
1-1/2 cups dried tart cherries'
2 (4-1/2-ounce) jars button
mushrooms, drained
1 cup pearl onions (fresh,
frozen or canned)
3 tablespoons all-purpose flour
1/2 cup water
1 (12-ounce) package medium
egg noodles, cooked and .well
drained
Trim fat from steak; cut steak
into 1-inch cubes. Coat a large,
oven-proof Dutch oven or stock-
pot with non-stick cooking spray;
place over medium heat until
hot. Add steak; cook, stirring
occasionally, 8 to 10 minutes, or
until meat is browned. Drain
well; set aside.
Recoat pan with cooking
spray; place over medium heat.
Add garlic and chopped onion;
saute 1 minute. Add wine and
mushroom soup; mix well. Bring
mixture to a boil.
Return steak to pan; stir in
cherries, mushrooms and pearl
onions.
Combine flour and water in a
small bowl, blending until
smooth with a wire whisk.
Gradually stir flour mixture
into steak mixture; mix well.
Bake, covered, in a preheated
350 oven 1-1/2 hours, or until
steak is tender and mixture is
thickened. Serve over cooked
noodles.
Makes 8 servings.


Cheery Cherry
Chicken Salad
A new twist on an old standby.
2 cups cubed cooked chicken
1/2 cup dried tart cherries
1/4 cup chopped walnuts
3 green onions, sliced
1/2 cup mayonnaise
1/4 cup plain yogurt
1 tablespoon lemon juice
1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
Freshly ground black pepper,
to taste
Lettuce leaves
Chopped fresh parsley
In a large bowl, combine chick-
en, cherries, walnuts and onions;
mix well. In a small bowl, com-
bine mayonnaise, yogurt, lemon
juice, oregano and pepper; pour
over chicken mixture. Mix gently.


Refrigerate, covered, 1 to 2
hours. Serve on lettuce; garnish
with parsley, if desired.
Makes 2 main-course serv-
ings.


Multi-Grain Cherry Pilaf
Rice and wheat berries team
up with cherries for a fiber-rich
side dish that could help reduce
the risk of cancer.
1/3 cup wild rice
1/3 cup wheat berries
1 cup chopped onion
3 cloves garlic, finely chopped
1 tablespoon olive oil
2 cups reduced-sodium chick-'
en broth
2 teaspoons dry rubbed sage
1/4 teaspoon coarsely ground
pepper
1/3 cup brown rice
1 cup dried tart cherries
1/2 cup coarsely chopped
pecans, toasted
Rinse wild rice and wheat
berries under cold running water.
Drain well. In a medium
saucepan, cook onion and garlic
in olive oil over medium heat
about 4 minutes or until tender.
Stir in drained wild rice and
wheat berries, chicken broth,
sage and pepper. Bring to boiling.
Reduce heat. Simmer, covered,
30 minutes.
Stir brown rice into wild rice
mixture. Return to boiling.
Reduce heat. Simmer, covered,
about 45 minutes, or until grains
are tender. (If excess liquid
remains in saucepan after grains
are tender, remove lid and sim-
mer until liquid evaporates.)
Stir cherries and toasted
pecans into rice mixture. Serve
warm.
Makes 6 (2/3 cup) servings.
To toast pecans: Spread pecans
in an ungreased pan. Bake in a
preheated 350F oven 5 to 7 min-
utes, stirring occasionally, or
until brown.
Nutrition Facts per Serving:
280 calories, 11 g total fat (1 g
saturated fat), 1 mg cholesterol,
42 mg sodium, 42 grams carbohy-
drates, 3.5 g fiber, 6 g protein.
Dietary exchanges: 1 starch, 1-
1/2 fruit, 2 fats


Smoked Turkey and
Cherry Salad
A refreshing change of pace for
lunch or dinner.
Dressing:
1/2 cup olive oil
1/4 cup lime juice
3 tablespoons chopped fresh
tarragon (or 1 tablespoon dried
tarragon)
1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar
1 teaspoon granulated sugar
Salt and pepper, to taste
Salad:
8 cups mixed salad greens
3 cups chopped cooked smoked
turkey
1 cup dried tart cherries
1/2 cup chopped green onion
1/2 cup toasted slivered
almonds
For dressing, combine olive
oil, lime juice, tarragon, balsamic
vinegar and sugar in a medium
bowl; mix well. Season with salt
and pepper.
For salad, divide greens
between 6 dinner plates. Arrange
turkey, dried cherries, green
onions and almonds equally over
each serving of greens. Drizzle
with dressing just before serving.
Makes 6 servings.


Party Pasta Salad
Perfect for potlucks and pic-
nics.
8 ounces bow-tie pasta (3 cups)
3/4 cup dried tart cherries
1/2 cup chopped carrots
1/2 cup chopped cucumber
1/4 cup chopped green onions
1/4 cup red wine vinegar
3 tablespoons vegetable oil
2 tablespoons lemon juice
2 tablespoons Dijon-style mus-
tard
1 teaspoons dried basil
1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
1/4 teaspoon dried thyme
Freshly ground black pepper,


Cherries are a key ingredient in many desserts, but they are ver-
satile enough to contribute to salads, side dishes, salsa and even meat
entrees.


to taste
Cook pasta according to pack-
age directions. Drain well. In a
large bowl, combine pasta, cher-
ries, carrots, cucumber and green
onions; mix gently.
Combine vinegar, oil, lemon
juice, mustard, basil, oregano,
thyme and pepper in a small
bowl; mix well. Pour over pasta
mixture; mix gently. Refrigerate,
covered, at least 2 hours, or
overnight. Mix gently before
serving.
Makes 8 servings.


Roast Loin of Pork with
Cherry Stuffing and Gravy
1 (2-1/2 pounds) boneless pork
loin, butterflied
1 cup dried tart cherries,
chopped
1/2 cup dry white wine
2 tablespoons butter or mar-
garine
1 cup chopped green onions
(including both white and green
parts)
1 cup finely chopped celery
1/4 cup chopped fresh parsley
1/2 teaspoon dried thyme plus
additional thyme for top of roast
.1/8 teaspoon ground allspice
SSalt and pepper, to taste
'3 cups dried bread cubes
1 egg, slightly beaten
111/2 cups chicken broth
1 tablespoon cornstarch
In a small bowl, combine dried
tart cherries and wine; allow
cherries to marinate while get-
ting rest of ingredients together.
In a large skillet, melt butter
over medium heat. Add green
onions and celery; cook 7 to 8
minutes, or until vegetables are
tender. Remove from heat; add
1/2 cup marinated cherries with-
out the liquid, parsley, thyme and
allspice to onion mixture; mix
well.
Season with salt and pepper:
allow mixture to cool. When cool,
add bread cubes and egg to onion
mixture. If stuffing appears dry,
moisten with a little chicken
broth or water.
On a flat board, lay out pork,
fat side down. Spread stuffing
evenly over pork. Roll up careful-
ly; tie with butcher's twine.
Season surface of pork with salt,
pepper and thyme to taste. Place
rolled pork roast, fat side down,
in roasting pan.
SRoast in preheated 425-degree
oven 10 minutes. Turn meat over;
roast 10 minutes. Reduce oven
temperature to 350 degrees;
roast 1 hour 15 minutes, or until
an internal temperature of 165
degrees is reached. Transfer
roast to carving board and allow
to sit 15 minutes before carving.
Meanwhile, prepare pan gravy
by adding 1 cup chicken broth to
remaining marinated cherries;
pour cherry mixture into roasting
pan. Bring to a boil, stirring to
loosen pan. drippings. Dissolve
cornstarch in remaining 1/2 cup
chicken broth; add cherry mix-
ture in pan, stirring constantly
until gravy returns to the boil.
Cook 2 minutes. Serve over sliced


pork loin.
Makes 6-8 servings.


Chicken, Cherry and
Wild Rice Salad
Dressing:
1/4 cup olive oil
3 tablespoons soy sauce
3 tablespoons lemon juice
1-1/2 teaspoons ground ginger
1/8 teaspoon black pepper
Salad:
1 (6-ounce) package long grain
and wild rice mix
2 cups cubed cooked chicken
1 cup snow pea pods, cut cross-
wise in half and cooked
1/2 cup dried tart cherries
For the dressing, combine
olive oil, soy sauce, lemon juice,
ginger and pepper; mix well.
For the salad, prepare rice
according to package directions.
Meanwhile, combine cooked
chicken, cooked snow peas and,
cherries. Pour dressing over"
chicken mixture; mix well. Let.
rice cool about 15 minutes. Stir.
rice into chicken mixture.
Refrigerate, covered, at least 1
hour before serving.
Makes 4 servings.


Cornish Game Hens with
Sweet Cherry Sauce
This eye-catching entree
makes an easy, but elegant, meal,
for entertaining:. -
3 (23 to 25 :,ounces each)
Cornish game hens, thawed
1 (16-ounce) can dark sweet
cherries
1/4 cup honey
1 tablespoon rum
1 teaspoon grated orange peel
1/4 teaspoon dried crushed
marjoram
1/4 teaspoon dried crushed
thyme
1 '2 cup orange juice
2 tablespoons cornstarch
Orange peel curls, fresh mar-'
joram and thyme, for garnish
Prepare Cornish game hens
according to package directions.
Split each in half after cooking.
Meanwhile, prepare the cher-
ry sauce. Drain the cherries,
reserving juice. Add water- to.
juice to make 1 cup liquid.'
Combine cherry liquid, honey,
rum, orange peel, marjoram and
thyme in a medium saucepan;
mix well. Combine orange juice
and cornstarch; mix until
smooth. Add cornstarch mixture
to honey mixture. Bring to a boil
over medium heat, stirring fre-
quently. Boil, stirring constantly,
1 minute or until thick.
Remove from heat. Stir in
cherries. Spoon about 1/3 cup
cherry sauce over each cooked
game hen half. Garnish with ,
orange peel curls and fresh mar-
joram and thyme, if desired.
Makes 6 servings.
Note: Rice and steamed
asparagus spears or Brussels
sprouts make good accompani-
mentsfor this meal.

Recipes and photos courtesy of
Cherry Marketing Institute


Cherry Delicious Ribs with Tangy Cherry Coleslaw