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Democrat Vol. 74, No. 99


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'Just Say No' To Dump,


Schreiber Tells Council


Former City Commissioner
Gail Schreiber told the city com-
mission on Monday that its
response to a proposed garbage
landfill on E.F. Griffin Road
should be the same as the classic
anti-drug theme: Just Say No.
Schreiber urged the commis-
sion to take the lead in opposing
the plans of the Cedar Trail
Landfill to seek a state permit to
bury "commercial garbage" at its
landfill. At present, the facility is
limited to construction and
demolition debris and yard trash.
In private meetings with city
officials, Cedar Trail executives
have said they will apply to the
Florida Dept. of Environmental
Protection for a permit to accept
"commercial garbage."
"Nobody can understand how
you identify 'commercial
garbage'," Schreiber told the


commission. A previous owner of
the landfill tried to expand the
landfill to accept "commercial
garbage," but backed down in the
face of opposition from the com-
mission, he said.
He recommended that the
commission send "a strongly
worded letter" to the operators of
Cedar Trail, giving notice that
the city will oppose the applica-
tion when it is filed with the
FDEP.
Schreiber, who lives in the
Highland Lakes subdivision,
located next to Cedar Trail, said
that the federal court in Tampa
still has jurisdiction over a law-
suit between the city and the
landfill. That lawsuit was settled
with an agreement that the land-
fill would not accept "household
garbage." That wording has been
used by landfill operators to sug-


gest that "commercial garbage"
could be accepted.
"Maybe we need a judge to
define 'garbage' for us," Schreiber
said.
While the operators of Cedar
Trail reportedly have told city
officials that they could save the
city $1 million a year, that is
more than the city spends for dis-
posing of its garbage at the coun-
ty landfill, he said.
The county's landfill has the
capacity to meet the entire coun-
ty's needs for the next 75 years,
he said.
"Is there a need for another
garbage dump in Polk County?"
he asked.
Mayor Leo Longworth said the
commission would consider
Schreiber's request.


Electric Dept. Building


Gets Vote of Confidence


WORKING OUT can lead to better health and some sizzle in a
relationship. Lillian and Bobby Hardee have been reaping the bene-
fits of gym dates at the Polk Street Gym. (Staff photos by Dawn
Wade)



Get In Shape At Polk Street Gym


By DAWN WADE
Staff Writer
Bathing suit season is here, but it is never too late to start getting
healthy.
But you may not need your own equipment or a fancy private gym
membership --Polk Street Gym offers up-to-date equipment and bar-
gain prices.
For almost four years, Bobby Hardee has been at the gym daily,
resting his cane on the treadmill while he walks at a slow pace.
Once he began losing weight, he convinced his wife, Lillian, to join
and the couple have since enjoyed "gym dates:"
"I enjoy the equipment, and it really has helped both of us lose
weight," Mrs. Hardee said. "It's nice to do it together."
In addition to working out together, the couple have begun eating
healthier, and said they both seem to have more energy.
"I may have convinced her to join," Hardee said, "but now we both
look so forward to going."
With more than 25 large pieces of equipment, including treadmills,
stairclimbers and bicycles, the gym also offers weight machines, free
weights and even a television to watch while exercising.
"About five years ago, we enlarged the room, and every year we
plan to add even more equipment," Carver Center and Polk Street
Center Director Larry Tucker said.


MAYME CLARK, Bartow CRA chairman, shares the graphics for
"Magic on Main" with Ken Riley, CRA board member, who holds one
of the thousands of bricks being installed during Bartow's downtown
renovation. "Magic on Main" will celebrate the project's completion on
Nov. 19. (Photo provided)


And even with the extension, funded through a Community
Development Block Grant in 1999, Tucker said he is still keeping an
eye on using the least amount of space for the biggest benefit.
"We are getting in cable equipment, which allows users to do about
10 exercises on each machine," he said. "We're going to try to concen-
trate some of our efforts on expanding these type of machines."
Like the higher priced private gyms, the city gym also offers a spe-
cial service, personal training.
"We have a trainer, Johnny Jones, who meets with new members to
do an assessment and help them put together a little program,"
Tucker said.
Jones also is available to help members use machines and explain
how they work, Tucker said. All of this is free with membership.
And with 250 to 400 members joining or re-enrolling every quarter,
the gym is hardly a secret any more.
"We get pretty busy in the morning, and at lunchtime and right
after work," Tucker said, "but everyone still gets a chance to workout."
With lockers and a shower, the gym would allow workouts during a
mid-morning or afternoon break, in addition to the busier times.
The gym is open from 6 a.m. to 8 p.m., Monday through Friday.
Memberships are charged on a quarterly basis and are available for
residents at $26.63 and for non-residents at $37.28.
For more information on the gym or the Polk Street Center, call
534-0145.


Bartow To Celebrate

'Magic On Main'


Bartow will celebrate the com-
pletion of a $2.8 million
streetscape renovation in its
downtown area with a grand cel-
ebration called Magic on Main.
Slated for Saturday, Nov. 19,
the event will showcase Bartow's
many annual festivals, communi-
ty celebrations and events.
Bartow's Community
Redevelopment Agency (CRA),
City of Bartow, Polk County
Board of County Commissioners,
Chamber of Commerce and Main
,Street Bartow have partnered to
plan and implement the celebra-
tion, along with many civic and
business leaders.
"This event will showcase our
beautiful new downtown. It is a
testament to the community spir-
it that makes Bartow such a mag-
ical place to live," Mayme Clark,
CRA chairman, said. "The idea is
that those attending Magic on
Main will return to visit our
shops, and enjoy Bartow's events
and activities held throughout
the year."
The highlight of the day's
activities will be the lighting of
more than 70 trees lining both
sides of Main Street.
The lighted rooftop project,
started several years years ago by
Downtown Bartow, Inc., will be
expanded to cover almost all of


the downtown buildings.
The historic courthouse, now
home to the Polk County
Historical Museum and
Genealogical Library, also will
feature a new holiday lighting
treatment.
Civic organizations have been
invited to participate in the cele-
bration by assembling a "mini-'
version" of their hallmark annual
event.
Bartow area restaurants also
are invited to participate at no
charge. Any money raised can be
kept by the organization or busi-
ness. Entertainment will be pro-
vided throughout the day and
night including music, children's
activities, as well as a wide vari-
ety of food.
Those wishing to participate
may may Jim Duane at the CRA
office, 534-0100.


At least two of Bartow's five
city commissioners have reserva-
tions about the city's plan to
spend more than $1.4 million to
buy and renovate an industrial
building at Bartow Municipal
'Airport for the electric depart-
ment in a year when city funds
are tight.
But after receiving assurances
from City Mgr. Joseph J. DeLegge
and Fin. Dir. David Wright that
financing plans for the building
are sound, they gave the project a
vote of confidence.
Purchase and renovation of
that building and the city's share
of the cost of building a new gym-
nasium at Carver Recreation
Center will be financed with a
loan of up to $3 million, repaid
over 20 years.
DeLegge raised the issue at
the city commission's work ses-
sion, observing: "There still seem
to be some reservations about
buying the airport property."
Commissioner Brian Hinton
said: "My concern is the cash flow
with the budget being so tight."
He suggested delaying that pro-
ject.
Commissioner Rosie
Thornburg agreed, and suggested
that the project be delayed until
the city's financial picture
improves.
Commissioner Pat Huff told
his colleagues: "I think we should
go forward with it."
Mayor Leo Longworth said
that the city might back out of
both the electric department pro-
ject and the new Carver gym,
though it might face problems
with the gym because the con-
struction contract has been
awarded.
"Both projects are in the bud-
get. We're okay for 2005-06," he
said.
"My concern is not having to
lay off employees."





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When he presented the pro-
posed city budget for 2005-06,
DeLegge said he would have to
lay off 20 employees to balance
revenues with expenditures. But
a few weeks later, he presented a
program that calls for freezing
vacant jobs, both present and
future, and reorganizing some
departments. That will avoid the
need for layoffs, he said.
Huff asked how the loan would
be divided between the two pro-
jects, and what the expected loan
rate might be.
Wright said the plan is to
spend $1.2 million on the gymna-
sium and $1,430,000 on the elec-
tric department building. He said
he anticipates an interest rate of
around 4 to 4.5 percent.
The city will pay the airport
$840,000 for the electric depart-
ment facility, where Hi-Way, Inc.,


once was located, and the balance
will be spent on renovation.
The contract for the Carver
gym is $1,929,200, with the
remainder of the money coming
from federal Community
Development Block Grant funds
and other sources.
DeLegge said the airport build-
ing would not be available a year
from now. The airport authority
bought the facility with the intent
of leasing it to an industrial park
tenant.
He said that the city is coming
in under budget for most expendi-
tures in the present fiscal year.
With assurances from DeLegge
and Wright that the financing
plan is sound, both Hinton and
Mrs. Thornburg said they would
stay with the plan. Commissioner
Andy Laurent was absent.


City Projects Year-End

Deficit of $250,000-Plus


The city of Bartow probably
will end its fiscal year with rev-
enues falling $250,000 to
$350,000 short of expenses, Fin.
Dir. David Wright told the city
commission at its work session.
And while that would repre-
sent a crisis to the average house-
hold budget, for the city, it's about
two or three days' cash flow, or
six-tenths to eight-tenths of one
percent of the budget.
"That's not a lot," Wright said.
Revenue from sale of electrici-
ty and water in August and
September will determine how
the city ends its fiscal year on
Sept. 30, he said.
Even the promptness with
which citizens pay their utilities
bills could mean a difference of as
much as $1 million in the city's


cash position on that date; he
said. The city's daily income.from
utilities averages $140,000 .to
$150,000 per day.
The projection: assumes: that
the city will be pared another
hurricane or other :financial cri-
sis, he added.
"I'm really looking deep into
the city's crystalball.."
Later in the meeting, Gerald
Cochran asked City Mgr. Joseph
DeLegge about the financing of
new golf carts at the golf course.
DeLegge said that the lease was
renewed at the same price the
city got three years ago, $54 per
cart per month.
"Are we ever going to break
even at the golf course?" Cochran
asked.
"No," DeLegge replied.


WEATHER


High
Monday 94
Tuesday 95
Wednesday, 96



Low
71
71
77


Rain
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Rainfall as of 5 p.m.


BRIAN MANLEY examines the damage to his broke off one of the trees in his yard at 7:45 p.m. on
Jeep Cherokee as Progressive claims adjustor Angel Tuesday. Said Manley, "I've got a very cheap Jeep
Rodriguez fills out the paperwork. Manley was in Cherokee to sell if anyone is interested." (Staff
his home on Oakwood Loop when a massive limb photo by Brett Lowe)


Yellow Jackets Face

Mulberry Friday Night

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The Polk County Democrat


August 18, 2005


Chalet Suzanne Sets

Gardening Classes


Sons And Daughters

Of WWII Vets Plan Trip


Community




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Chalet Suzanne Restaurant
will be holding a gardening class
entitled "Planting an English
Container Garden" on Tuesday,
Sept. 6, from 9 to 11 a.m. in the
restaurant.
Head Chalet Gardener, Bar-
bara Wise, formerly the manager
of Cypress Gardens' Butterfly
Conservatory and herb gardens,
will be the instructor.
Breakfast will be served dur-
ing the class. After the lecture
portion, Ms. Wise will take the
class on a tour of the Chalet gar-
dens.
Price for the class is $29.95
which includes breakfast, class,
tax and service charge.
There may be an additional
charge for workshop supplies.
Two more classes are sched-
uled for the future. A class on
creating butterfly gardens will
be presented on Tuesday, Oct. 4.


Babies, babies, babies the
stork has been visiting Bartow
and Fort Meade. '


Explorations V children's mu-
seum will host a full-size LEGO
version of a Volvo XC90 during
the 14th Birthday Bash on Sat-
urday, Aug. 27, from 10 a.m. to 3
p.m.
The Volvo XC90, made of
LEGO bricks, was built by
LEGO Master Model Builders,
who design, create and maintain
the thousands of LEGO brick
models at LEGOLAND Califor-
nia.


On Tuesday, Nov. 1, there will
be a workshop on creating
Christmas flower arrangements.
For reservations, call 676-
6011.


The 14th Birthday Bash will
be at the children's museum, lo-
cated at 109 North Kentucky
Avenue.
Admission to the event is $4
for children, ages 2-15, and $2
for adults. Children under two
and museum members are free.
Additional information re-
garding the event can be ob-
tained by calling the children's
museum at 687-3869 or via e-
mail to info@explorationsv.com.


The association of Sons and
Daughters of World War II Vet-
erans will lead a group to Eng-
land and France during April
2006 to commemorate, the 62nd
anniversary of the D-Day land-
ings, the Battle for Normandy
and the drive through France to
the Rhine.
The itinerary will include
London, Portsmouth, Cherbourg,
Omaha and Utah beaches, Caen,
St. Mere Eglise, Caretan, Argen-
tan, Falaise and Paris.
A memorial service will be
held at the American Military


Barbara Wise


Call 533-4183

or 285-8625


to place
your
classified
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Cemetery at Colleville Sur Mer
in France.
For more information on the
trip, call Sy Canton at 1-561-
865-8495.


3-9-1935 8-17-1952
In Memoriam
In loving memory of
Eugene McClelland who
passed away 8-17-52. Have
you ever lost a loved one
who was very close to you?
As we did 53 years ago to
the yonder deep and blue.
Have you known the
heartache or ever felt the
pain or wept those bitter
tears that drop like falling
rain? If you've never had
these feelings Then I pray
you never do. For when
Jesus takes a loved one, he
takes a part of you.
Diane & John


Kyleeana Jade Mullis
Kyleeana Jade Mullis was
born Feb. 9, 2005, at the
Women's Regency Hospital in
Winter Haven. She weighed 9
,pounds, 1 ounce, at birth.
Her proud parents are Tim
and Jennifer Mullis of Fort
Meade. Becky and Brent
Driskell of Fort Meade are ma-
ternal grandparents. Charlene
Mullis of Lakeland is the pater-
nal grandmother. Great-grand-
niothers are Lillian Driskell of
Fort Meade and Ernestine
Stavely.of Mulberry.
Little Kyleeana is recuperat-
ing from open heart surgery per-
formed at two months old. She is
scheduled for another heart sur-
gery on Aug. 29.

Amanda Wyant has returned
to Bartow safely after being in
London during the first terrorist
bombing.
She was spending time at
Cambridge and toured London,
but the day of the bombings, she
had gone to meet a friend's plane
and was out of the city before the
attack.
Amanda came home nine days
after the bombings, and is now
interning at a Lakeland school.


(photo by Rachel Absher)


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Jacob Michael Murray joined
the world on July 22,. 2005, at
5:05 p.m., in Norfolk, Va. He
weighed 7 pounds, 8 ounces, and
was 19-3/4" long.
His parents are Malcom and


Little Evan Wade Newell has
lots of family to spoil him. He
was born to Scott Newell and
Angela Pharis on July 15, 2005,
at Lakeland Regional Medical
Center.
He weighed 5 pounds, 14
ounces, and was 19 inches long.
Paternal family members in-
clude grandparents Gary and
Barbara Newell of Bartow,
grandmother Gwynn Newell of


Polk County Veterans Serv-
ices Officer Ernie Roberts spoke
to the Bartow Lions Club at its
Aug. 16 meeting.
Roberts discussed benefits
available to veterans of the U.S.
armed forces.
There are now 1.7 million
U.S. veterans who represent 12
percent of the veterans in the
United States, Roberts said.
Every day, 102 veterans are
moving into Florida, he said, and
this great number of veterans n
the state is why the Veterans
Administration has such diffi-
culty keeping up with veterans
benefits and inquiries.
In order to receive reduced
prices on prescription drugs, vet-
erans must join a VA health care
program. Priority benefits go to
veterans with a service con-
nected disability; second priority
would be for veterans with low
incomes, Roberts said.
Life insurance death benefits


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Daphne Murray. Smiling grand-
parents are Brian and Cheryl
Reeder, of Bartow, and Malcom
and Linda Murray of Leesville,
La.


Haines City, and uncle and aunt
Steve and Dee Newell of Lake-
land.
On Evan's maternal side are
grandparents Wade and Mi-
chelle Pharis, of Highland City,
and Maryann and Hans Mathes,
of Winter Haven; great-grand-
parents Gene Pharis and Bob
Pharis, both of Highland City;
and aunt and uncle Carrie and
Robbie Porterfield of Bartow.


for veterans now on active duty
are approaching $240,000. Wid-
ows of veterans killed on active
duty may be paid death benefits
for life, he said.
Additionally, a headstone or
grave marker is available to all
veterans with a discharge under
conditions other than dishonor-
able. Roberts said he recom-
mends membership in a veter-
an's organization to keep current
on veterans' benefits.
A celebration honoring veter-
ans of World War II will be held
at Victory Church in Lakeland
on Oct. 22, funded by the Polk
County Board of County Com-
missioners.
Paul Puckett was program
chairman for the meeting, held
at the Bartow Civic Center.
The speaker for the*Aug. 23
meeting will be Rev. Jim Hatch
of First Presbyterian Church,
Bartow.


Golden Age Club Sets Events


Bartow's Golden Age Club has
set a number of monthly events.
The club is for citizens age 55
years or older. The group meets
on the third Tuesday of each
month for fellowship, entertain-
ment, programs and covered
dish luncheons. The meetings
are set from noon to 1 p.m.
The dues each meeting are 25
cents, which pays for coffee and
tea at the luncheons. Members
may pay $3 toward meat in lieu
of bringing a covered dish.
The club holds three special
luncheons, for which members
pay $1.50, rather than bringing
a covered dish. These special
events are held in December, No-
vember and June.
Additionally, the club mem-
bers take a bus trip each year.
This year's meeting schedule
is:
Sept. 20 Bingo mem-
bers should bring two white ele-
phant items for prizes.
Oct. 18 Ken Steadman,
piano player and soloist.
Nov. 15 Thanksgiving
luncheon featuring the Polk
County Plunkers members
should bring canned goods for
the Church Service Center.
Dec. 20 Christmas lunch-

United Marriage
Encounter
Weekend Set in
September

United Marriage Encounter is
offering a weekend program for
couples with good marriages who
want to deepen and strengthen
their communication and com-
mitment while adding "zip, spar-
kle, and romance" to their mar-
riages.
Couples focus on each other
free from the distractions of eve-
ryday life at a Lakeland mutel
from the evening of Friday, Sept.
30, through Sunday, Oct. 2.
Registration is $40 per couple.
For further information, con-
tact Debi and Ernie Roberts by
phone at 533-8219, or by e-mail
at 1560ppp@gte.net, or visit
ume.sanctuaryweb.org.
Space is limited.


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Amelia Earhart was the first woman to cross the Atlantic Ocean by
air and the first woman to fly it alone.


eon featuring Score members
should bring donations for Sen-
ior Orphans.
Jan. 17 Tin Lizzie
Kitchen Band, Lakeland.
Feb. 21 Harmoniers sing-
ing group and special guests the
Mulberry Golden Age Club.
March 21 Oakview Lakes
Kitchen Band, Fort Meade.
April 18 Wayne Lewis,
music.
May 16 Parker Brothers
music.
June 20 End of year in-
door picnic featuring Morris
Guthery and Carol Sharp.
For more information on the
club, call the Bartow Civic Cen-
ter at 534-0120.


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FWC Seeks Volunteers


Florida Fish and Wildlife Con-
servation Commission (FWC)
needs volunteers to control the
invasion of exotic plants in na-
tive wildlife habitats.
Join the FWC's Ridge Rang-
ers volunteer program at
Crooked Lake Sandhill in Bab-
son Park on Saturday, Aug. 27,
at 8 a.m. to fight this invasion.
"Non-native plants are out-
competing native plants and de-


BHS Seeks Nominees

For Hall of Fame


grading important wildlife habi-
tat. Controlling these non-na-
tive species is crucial to the
health of Florida's ecosystems,"
Lynne Flannery, Ridge Ranger
coordinator, said.
To register for these projects
and learn more about the Ridge
Ranger Volunteers, contact
Lynne Flannery at 699-3742 to-
day.


Women's Resource Center
Seeks Paper Product Donations


Women's Resource Center is
in need of supplies for women
and families in Polk County.
The organization is in need of
paper towels, toilet tissue, baby
iapers, adult Depends, hand
tissues, napkins, paper plates
and cups and plastic eating uten-
sils.


The organization also is seek-
ing feminine napkins, shampoo,
deodorants, toothpaste and
toothbrushes.
All items may be dropped of
at the Women's Resource Center,
165 Avenue A, Northwest.
For more information, call the
center at 299-6626.


Changes to Bus Route 35

iTo Reduce Wait Time
Polk County Transit Services still be able to get to all the same
(PCTS) hopes to increase rider- places, but with reduced waiting
ship on its rural bus routes by times.
implementing changes that will Also effective Sept. 1, transit
astically reduce waiting times officials will extend the hours of
d increase hours of operations. operation for Route 35 and Route
: Effective Sept. 1, transit offi- 25 (Fort Meade to Bartow) from
als will eliminate the seldom- eight to 10 hours per day. Both
,used "Alternate Express Route routes will operate from 7:15
5" in order to offer the more a.m. to 6:15 p.m., with no service
popular "Regular Route 35" more from 1:15 p.m. to 2:15 p.m.
equently. Both routes run from The expanded hours for Route
ostproof to Eagle Ridge Mall 25 will enable employees who
Lake Wales, but the alternate work traditional hours at either
oute takes a more direct route of the Bartow government com-
ong Highway 27. plexes to ride the bus to work.
Elimination of the alternate "We listened to a lot of resi-
ute will enable transit officials dents who said they wanted to
to offer the regular Route 35 five take the bus to their early morn-
imes daily. ing and late afternoon appoint-
A passenger who takes Regu- ments at the Health Depart-
liar Route 35 to Eagle Ridge Mall ment, and we listened to a lot of
now has to wait four or five government employees who told
hours to catch .the next bus us they wanted to ride the bus to
,$ack," said Jack Camp, suipervi- work," Camp said.
6or of fixed-route bus service for Transit officials are hoping
PCTS. the route and time changes will
": Once we start running the help boost ridership on the rural
route five times a day, the next routes.
Pus will be back within a couple "If we can get the ridership
ourss" built up, we can offer more serv-
Two stops from the alternate ice to these communities in the
Soute will be incorporated into future faster service, more con-
|he new Route 35 a loop venient service," Camp said.
aroundd Lake Wales Plaza and a For more information about
segment from Highway 17 in the rural route changes, or any
'rostproof to' Highway 98 at 27. of PCTS bus services, call 534-
ponsequently, those few riders 5500.
ho used the alternate route will

-USF Lakeland To Offer

New Degree Programs


This semester USF Lakeland
is launching five specialized de-
lgree programs designed to meet
;the needs of over 25,000 resi-.
Idents of Polk, Highlands and"
Hardee counties who possess As-
sociates degrees issued by Flori-
da's public community colleges.
According to Dr. Judith Ponti-

cell, USF Lakeland associate
vice-president for academic af-
fairs, the new A.S. (associate of
science) to B.S.A.S. (bachelor of
science in applied science) de-
gree program will provide hold-
ers of the A.S. degree with con-
venient opportunities: to- acquire
,the B.S. degree many of them de-
sire for career advancement or
personal fulfillment.
"These innovative offerings
Ore yet another way that USF
ILakeland is able to deliver value
ito residents of Central Florida,"
Ponticell said. "These commu-
nity college graduates have al-
ready demonstrated motivation,
competence and character in


completing their A.S. degrees,
and we are delighted they can
now bring those same vital
qualities to their studies here at
USF in programs designed espe-
cially for them."
According to Ponticell, A.S. to
B.S.A.S. degree programs will be
offered in information, technol-
ogy, industrial operations, gen-
eral business, criminal justice
and early childhood develop-
ment.
"While community college
graduates have long been wel-
come at USF Lakeland, this new
'A.S. to B.S.A.S.' option removes
many of the constraints typically
involved in transferring A.S. de-
gree credits and makes it even
easier for students to pursue
their dreams here with us," she
said.
Registration for the programs
is now open and will continue
through Aug. 26.
For more information call
USF Lakeland at 667-7000.


Cypress Gardens Plans
emergency Responders Day

Cypress Gardens Adventure apartment, Hernando County
-ark has named Saturday, Aug. Sheriffs Office, Lake County
?7, as Emergency Responders Sheriffs Office, Orlando Police.
Appreciation Day and will honor Department and more.
jhe men and women responsible These agencies will showcase
or keeping the communities everything from helicopters,
that we live, work and play in emergency personnel carrier
Wafe. tanks and motorcycles to SWAT
Proceeds from guest admis- equipment, speed boats and ro-
tion this day will be donated to ,bots. The day will be highlighted
benefit the children who partici-' with a special speed boat and K-
ate in both the Lakeland and 9 demonstration at the ski show
Winter Haven Police Athletic stadium immediately following
eagues (PAL). the 1 p.m. ski show.
PAL was formed to help pre- The park also is extending a
dent juvenile crime and violence discounted admission of $27.95
using recreation-oriented' pro- plus tax for any police and fire/
grams that rely heavily upon rescue personnel to visit the
athletics and education, park with their families.
I All park guests on this day For more information regard-
Will have the opportunity to see ing this event, contact Sgt. Chip
displays of law enforcement, fire Roberts at 834-8970 or Ofc. Der-
rescue and emergency medical rick Doles at 293-2725.
services from around Florida.
Participating agencies include
keland Police Department, .J- .eiemcrat & Leader
Winter Haven Police Depart- Advertising pays
nlent, Polk County Sheriffs Of- BIG Dividends
fice, Sarasota County Sheriffs
office, Lake Wales Police De- '
I ; *' i * ' *


SESAME STREET LIVE is coming to Tampa 22. (Photo provided)
on Oct. 7-9. Tickets will go on sale Monday, Aug.

Sesame Street Live Comes To Tampa


Sunny Days, sweeping the
clouds away, are coming to:
Tampa in October.
Sesame Street Live will offer
"Elmo's Coloring Book" at the
Tampa Bay Performing Arts
Center from Friday, Oct. 7, to


Sunday, Oct. 9.
Tickets for the seven perform-
ances go on sale on Monday Aug.
22.
The event will feature "Fuzzy
and Blue," "Red-Hot Tango" and
"Yellow Polka" songs.


Tickets are $10, $14 and $18.
A limited number of $23 Gold
Circle seats also are available.
For more information or to
buy tickets, call 1-813-229-7827
or visit the website at www.sesa-
mestreetlive.com.


Virtual School Students Prepare

To Return To School On Monday


Getting ready for back to
school is a tradition this time of
year, but for students who at-
tend the Florida Virtual Acad-
emy, the return to school will be
a very non-traditional event.
The Florida Virtual Academy
(FLVA) is a public school pro-
gram where students work at
home with a parent or other re-
sponsible adult.
Each student is assigned a
certified public school teacher
who operates remotely. Teachers
provide instruction and guid-
ance, and work in close partner-
ship with the parents.
In 2003, through the Florida
Department of Education public
virtual school pilot program, the
Florida Virtual Academy began
.offering hundreds of families
statewide an option in public
education that merged':technol-
ogy with traditional curriculum.
FLVA is preparing for its third
academic year. The school cur-


rently serves approximately 500
students in grades K 8 from
across the state. This year,
school begins on Monday, Aug.
22.
*FLVA employs qualified pub-
lic school teachers who live in
Florida.
"Our school has excellent pub-
lic school teachers," said Patty
Betoni, FLVA's head of school.
"All of our teachers have been
working very hard to prepare for
the upcoming school year. They
are excited to connect with their
students and parents."
FLVA uses the curriculum
and learning program provided
by K12 Inc. The curriculum cov-
ers traditional subjects of math,
language arts/English, science,
history, art, and music.
In the past weeks, FLVA stu-
dents received boxes full of tradi-
tional education 'materials
shipped to their homes. Items in-
clude books, workbooks, classical


stories, science supplies, maps,
art books, instruments, music
CDs, and more.
Students, parents and teach-
ers access daily lessons, progress
and planning tools and assess-
ments through the K12 Online
School.
To access the learning pro-
gram, students receive a com-
puter and printer on loan from
the school.
"FLVA provides a unique edu-
cation opportunity where par-
ents play an active role in their
child's education, and each child
receives the tools, attention, and
resources to ensure they are re-
ceiving the highest quality edu-
cation," Betoni said. "Everyone
at FLVA is excited for the' up-
coming school year."
There are FLVA families and
teachers acr:,'ss the stait.,
*For more information on the
Florida Virtual Academy, visit.
www.FLVA.org.


From The Fort Meade

Historical Museum


By LETA WRIGHT
On Monday, the volunteers
celebrated a birthday luncheon
for Verna Atwell at the Broad-
way Cafe.
Verna had the pleasure of
blowing out her candle, and we
had the pleasure of singing
"Happy Birthday."
Those attending were Elsie
Barnett, Helen Palmer, Caroline
Loadholtes, Janet Hancock,
Verna Atwell, Betty Speer, Vio-
let Sheffield, 'Marian Clyatt,
Peggy Langston, Jean Barnett,
Martha Hancock, Eunice Manley
and Leta Wright.
A report on the Fort Meade
Historical Museum. We've been
having five and six workers for
about three weeks, then all of a
sudden, no one came back last
week. The good news is they are
back, and have started putting
on the roof. Once that's on,
maybe we can get the inside fin-
ished.
Some more of Fort Meade's
history, this being the fourth in-
stallment in the series.
"The Baptists had a church
organization at this time, but'no
church building. There was a
school with 40 pupils enrolled.
This was 1881.
"In addition to the business
enterprises mentioned, there
was a tanyard, a saddlery and a
shoe shop, a doctor, a dentist


and two boarding houses. C.L.
Mitchell was the physician, S.G.
Hayman was the dentist.
"Some other leaders besides
these two professional men were
Capt. Lanier, J.N. Hooker,
George W. Hendry, Major Phil
Dzialynski, Capt. Lightsey, John
Skipper, R.C. Langford and S.W.
Carson. The latter was some-
what of an authority on citrus
growing and agriculture at the
time.
"An important industry of
that day in Florida was provided
by the alligators, which were
very numerous in the swamps
and waterways, and this indus-
try seemed to center in the Fort
Meade section. In 1881, Phillip
Dzialynski had the contract to
supply 5,000 alligator hides to a
leather firm in Paris. Some of
the saurians captured would
measure 15 feet in length.
"One industry that appeared
to be under the ban was the liq-
uor business. In 1881 there was
no liquor shop in Fort Meade,
and nearly every person owning
land in or near the place had
signed an agreement never to
sell or to rent any person a house
or land upon which to build one
or who intended to deal in liquor.
"Dr. Mitchell retired from the
practice of medicine in 1882, and
Dr. M.O. Arnold succeeded him
as the community physician.
"The Fort Meade post office


Interlocal Government

Meeting To Be Held


The fourth annual interlocal
government meeting regarding
school facilities planning will
take place on Aug. 26, from 8:30
a.m. to noon at the First Presby-
terian Church of Haines City at
104 Scenic Highway.
The county commission will
host the meeting in cooperation
with the school board, Central
Florida Regional Planning Coun-
cil, and municipal governments.
The meeting will review the
status of the interlocal agree-


ment, legislative requirements,
population projections, the role
of the cities and county in aiding
schools meet education needs in
the county, and other items re-
lating to education.


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was robbed in September, 1882,
but there was little grief ex-
pressed, because the money sto-
len seems to have been some
that was being sent off for liquor
to start a barroom.
"George W. Hendry, in 1883,
advertised as a real estate agent,
and stated that at that time he
had been a resident of Polk for
30 years, in other words, since
1853.
"Deer were plentiful in the vi-
cinity of Fort Meade in 1883.
J.D. Tillis killed one with a pis-
tol on the outskirts of the village.
'The urge of the effete was
early felt in the community, for
in April of 1883, we find the first
barber shop established.
"By the summer of 1883, the
post office had been made a
money order office, and there
was daily mail from Tampa."
More history of Fort Meade
next week.


Nominees for induction into
the Bartow High School Hall of
Fame are being sought by
BESTT (Best in Education for
Students of Today and Tomor-
row), the school's community
support organization.
The Hall of Fame recognizes
graduates of BHS and the two
schools which were merged to
form it, Summerlin Institute and
Union Academy, who have
achieved prominence in the
county, state or nation.
The induction will be held
next April at the Top Scholars
Ceremony, in which BESTT
awards academic letters to top-
ranking students at BHS and
the International Baccalaureate
program.


Have something to sell?
Call
The Democrat, 533-4183
The Leader,
285-8625


Nominations maybe mailed
to:
BEST
P.O. Box 604
Bartow, FL 33831
Nominations submitted in
prior years will be considered
and need not be resubmitted.,
The deadline for nominations
is Oct. 10.


In Memory
Happy Birthday
Bobby Cannon
8-19-37 6-18-05
They say God only takes
the best and we know how
much you needed to rest.
You are watching us from
above Bobby. We miss you
deeply and send our love!
Your loving Family,
Grace, Our Children &
Grandchildren


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You want more out of life than you have now?

You feel like something is missing?

Come to First Baptist B.rtow
The Church on Church Strot

We will introduce you to someone who will:

Accept you as you are

Give you a sense of purpose and direction

Meet your needs

" Beginning September 11 we will offer two services

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e'rei woing

Effective September 1, 2005

J. Brian Hopper, M.D. and

Donald Langley, D.O.

are moving to a new
South Lakeland location at
Watson Clinic LLP, Lakeland Highlands
2140 East Highway 540A, Lakeland

In the event you are unable to visit us at our new location, your
records may be obtained by contacting our Bartow office at
863-804-0888 through August 26. After that date, records will be
available through Watson Clinic's Release of Information
Department at 863-904-2652. Thank You.


3A


August 18,2005







The Polk County Democrat


Editorial












Water Supply Answers


Show Need for Planning


Computer models are great for figuring
out what might happen in the future, or
what might have happened in the past.
But they cannot take the place of actual
experience.
Computer modeling after Bartow's dis-
astrous Main Street fire on June 6 showed
that the firefighters on the scene should
have been getting 3,000 gallons per minute
of water, in addition to the 2,300 gallons
per minute consumed by customers
throughout the day. That is the standard of
the Insurance Services Office for fighting a
major fire in a commercial district.
Seven weeks after the fire, two Bartow
fire trucks drew water from two of the
hydrants used, during the fire, and under
optimum conditions were able to draw a
maximum of 2,165 gallons per minute, or
about 72 percent of the ISO standard and
the computer modeling results.
That simulation not only answers the
question of how much water was. available
on the day of the fire; it also points to the
need to plan for a way to combat any
future fire of that magnitude.
On that point,. Fire Chief Jay Robinson,
Public Works Dir. Bill Pickard (whose
department is responsible for maintenance
of water lines and fire hydrants), and City
Mgr. Joe DeLegge are in agreement.
The most obvious solution is' to- plan to
draw water from more -videly 'dispersed
fire hydrants. The closer together hydrants
are, the more likely they are to be compet-
ing for the same water supply.
For instance, .there is a hydrant nearly
1,000 feet from the fire scene that is
installed on a 16-inch water line, and is
capable of suipplying a higher volume of
water than the city's most powerful truck
can pump. But it- is north of downtown,
just north of the old civic center.
Running 1,000 feet of five-inch fire hose,
blocking traffic on Church Street and
Davidson Street, would require additional
equipment and manpower. And the- fric-
tion created as Water flows through 1,000
feet of hose would reduce the water sup-
ply at the scene of the fire. That problem
can be overcome by putting one pumper at

INSIDE OUT /By CHIP BALLARD


the hydrant and another at the fire. Again,
more equipment and manpower.
There are intermediate solutions. There
are hydrants nearer to the heart of down-
town that are on eight-inch and 10-inch
water mains, and which could provide a
higher volume of water without drawing
on the supply at the fire scene.
These are not our ideas; this is the plan-
ning that already is under way.
A town the size of Bartow will never be
able to afford enough manpower and
equipment to fight a fire the size of the one
on June 6 without outside help. That is
why Polk County's city and county
departments have a proud history of
mutual aid responses.
With more pre-fire planning, both the
initial responders from the Bartow fire
department and the follow-up units from
other departments can have pre-assigned
hydrants from which an ample water sup-
ply can be drawn.
In Bartow's 154-year history, there have
been only two fires of this magnitude on
Main Street. Statistically, all the firefighters
now employed in Bartow should be enjoy-
ing their greater reward before there is
another. On the other hand, it could hap-
pen again next week.
It is good to see the defensive posturing
of the weeks following the fire replaced by
a mutual resolve to create plans which
everyone hopes will never be needed.
It is essential to have them in place.



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Iced Tea, Please; Hold the Hurricane


Arlene. Bret. Cindy. Dennis.
Do those names sound familiar?
They should..
They are the first four named
storms of the 2005 hurricane sea-
son, which runs from June .1 to
Nov. 30. Martin Nelson, lead fore-
caster at the National Hurricane
Center in Miami, says, "This is the
first time the Atlantic hurricane
season had four named storms this
early since record-keeping began
in 1851."
Arlene, Bret and, Cindy never.
grew beyond tropical storms, but
they dumped barrels of rain and
caused 'power outages from
Louisiana to the Carolinas.
Dennis, however, -was a horse -
er, hurricane of a different color.
He was named on July 5, and by
July 7 he had grown into a
Category 4 monster with fangs and
winds reachingi150 miles per hour.
Meteorologists say Dennis is the
earliest occurrence of a Category 4
hurricane in the Caribbean and
possibly the.U.S. .
Leaving 20 corpses in his wake
in Haiti and Cuba, Dennis weak-
ened before aiming himself toward
the U.S. Gulf Coast. As forecasters
predicted, when 'he reached the
warm .waters of. the Gulf of
Mexic6o,he regained his strength
and built new ivi muscle before plow-
ing into the panhandle.
Senior meteorologist Hugh


Willoughby of Florida
International University in Miami
has bad news for the 65 million
Americans living on the Gulf and
Atlantic coasts.
"If you get these really big
storms this early,"' Willoughby
says, "that means it is likely to be a
very active season."
One of nature's more horrifying
events, hurricanes can span 400
,miles arid stretch 10 miles high.
Sucking up energy from warm sea-
water, they can churn for mqre
than a week across 3,000 miles
before they peter out.
Some folks, like me, are still
recuperating and rebuilding from
last year's five hurricanes and four
tropical storms that'pounded the
,Atlantic and Caribbean basins in
August and ..September. Four of
those storms caused hundreds of
deaths and billions of dollars in
damage. Scientists called it a "once
in a lifetime kind of year."
These scientists now say maybe
they spoke too soon.
Why? Because the meteorologi-
cal conditions that spawned last
season's storms are present in the
Atlantic and Caribbean basins
again this year, and could be for
decades to come.
Louisiana state climatologist
Barry Keim says surface tempera-
tures in the Gulf are 80 degrees and
above, and that "the fuel for a


storm is the energy of the evapora-
tion off the Gulf surface. Warmer
water means more fuel to feed the
system."
Forecaster William Gray at
Colorado State University says,
"The chance of a major hurricane
making landfall somewhere on the
East Coast, including the Florida
peninsula, is nearly twice as high
as in an average year."
Experts believe the current hur-
ricane surge is part of an obvious
storm cycle.
"From 1970 to 1994, .Atlantic
.hurricane activity in the U.S. was
relatively mild, but 1995 to 2004
was the most active 10 consecutive
hurricane seasons on record,"
Gray says. He also says the height-
ened activity could last another 20
years or longer. He believes the
trend is a consequence of natural
salinity and temperature changes
in the Atlantic's deep current circu-
lation that shift back and forth
every 40 to 60 years.
Another 20 years? Like last
year? Maybe I'll move to Kansas
.. but then there's that darn tor-
nado to worry about.

Ballard-2005
Chip Ballard is a writer and educa-
tor living in Zolfo Springs. He wel-
comes your e-mail at

' chipkyle746@earthlink.net.


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

MOSI Exhibit: No Body's Business?


There are many fights in which
I do not have a dog.
MOSI's exhibit of dead bodies
is such a fight.
Tampa's Museum of Science
and Industry a fascinating
place says it will display 20
bodies and various spare parts
for public entertainment for the
next six months.
Florida's previously unheard
of Florida' Anatomical Board
voted Wednesday not to permit
the exhibit.
MOSI responded by telling the
board it can go whistle in the
graveyard, so to speak, and
opened the exhibit two days early
to underscore its resolve.
Have you ever seen a two-
year-old pick up a handful of
food, and when you say "Don't
throw that food!" pitch it on the
floor while defiantly staring you
in the face? Of course, our little
grandson would never do that.
Or if he did, it would be an exer-
cise in independence which his


grandparents could fully under-
stand. That's why we keep a bot-
tle of spray cleaner handy, right?
It remains to be seen if the
Florida Anatomical Board will
show the same sense of humor at
MOSI's in-your-face defiance.
The board, with a budget of
$300,000, regulates the use of
cadavers by. the state's medical
schools. A body becomes a cadav-
er when it comes under the juris-
diction of a state agency; it has
more dignity.
And dignity is what the
Florida Anatomical Board estab-
lishes as its benchmark, and
properly so. That dignity stan-
dard covers such things as the
permission of the deceased,
before he achieved that status, or
of his family, to enter cadaver-
hood.
MOSI says that the board's
jurisdiction does not apply to the
traveling road show, "Bodies, the
Exhibition," which is owned by
Premier Exhibitions.


And the CEO of Premier
Exhibitions says that the unpaid
stars of his attraction were
unclaimed or unidentified bodies
from China.
Given that fact, it could be per-
suasively argued that the 20 folks
who gave their all to be in the
show, not to mention those who
contributed only a few odd parts,
have achieved a notoriety in
death that they could never have
dreamed of in life.
The bodies are posed in rather
imaginative ways, such as a soc-
cer player kicking a ball back
over his head and a student
studying a book about the brain.
The redeeming value in the
exhibition is said to be the way
that it shows the various organs
and tissue of the human body.
Sort of like Mr. Potato Head with
a real potato, or perhaps more
apropos, a real head.
With all the publicity that the
exhibit has gotten, MOSI has
wasted the money it spent on bill-


boards. Anybody who reads a
newspaper or watches TV knows
all about the display (and any-
body without that much intellec-
tual curiosity probably doesn't
make too many trips to muse-
ums). All that's left to be adver-
tised is the price of admission
and the hours the museum is
open, and stuff like that is hard to
fit into the six-word message that
is considered optimum for bill-
boards.
I am no more squeamish than
the next guy, but I prefer to learn
about anatomy from the posters
and plastic models found in doc-
tors' and surgeons' offices.
I become concerned whenever
I find myself in agreement with
The Tribune's acerbic columnist,
Daniel Ruth. The man would use
a meat axe to peel a grape.
But I think he's onto some-
thing when he recommends that
the snack stand at MOSI drop
such items as barbecue ribs from
its menu for the next six months.


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


Fifty Years Ago

Page One strike headlines,
Aug. 12: "Uneasy Peace Settles on
Strike Scene After Turbulent Four
Days; 'Teen-Age Workers' Charge
Denied; Supervisors Guard
Homes With Shotguns"
,Page One.headlines, Aug. 16:
"Two Companies Settle; Armour
and V-C Workers Start
Returning"
Miss Beverly Laurent, daugh-
ter of Mr. and Mrs. Jack Laurent
of Bartow, has been chosen queen
of the International Arts Contest
sponsored by Tampa Jaycees. She
won over contestants from 76
countries.
Driver training for all ninth
grade students of Bartow schools
who do not already have at least
a restricted driver's license will
be a required junior high school
subject this year,. Supervising
Principal V.E. Dozier said today.

Forty-Five Years Ago

Neal Donahue, plumber and
volunteer fireman, lost his voice
18 years ago in a fire-fighting
accident. He recovered, in time,
from the burns and other injuries,
but could speak only in' a whisper
until a severe coughing fit recent-
ly loosened deep-lying scar tis-
sue, so that he can speak again.
Page One headlines, Aug. 18:
"Union Protests Firing of 69
Bonnie Workers; 'Wildcat'
Strikers Dismissed; Company
Accused of Provoking Walkout.
3-Way Election at Virginia-
Carolina Slated for Aug. 26;
Chemical Workers, Teamsters
and Company Vie"
A brief wildcat strike at
General Telephone Co. plants in
Tampa, Bartow, Lake Wales and
Bradenton when 300 workers
called in "sick" Tuesday after-
noort ended yesterday morn-
ing when they all "recovered"


and returned to their jobs.

Forty Years Ago

Mrs. Leon Hebb and the late
Mr. Hebb will be honored by.
Lynchburg (Va.) College with
dedication of part 6f a new facili-
ty as Hebb Music Center, it was
announced at groundbreaking
ceremonies.
Homer Hooks, general manag-
er of the Florida Citrus
Commission for the past eight
years, Tuesday announced his
resignation to accept the newly-
created position of executive
director of the Florida Phosphate
Council, effective Nov. 1.
Carolyn Conner is one of the
1965 winners of two $1,000 Winn-
Dixie/Florida Farm Bureau
scholarships, it was announced
this week.

Thirty-Five Years Ago

The $210,000 budget for oper-
ating Bartow Municipal Airport
for the coming year, adopted
Monday night, includes raises of
$500 for Airport Mgr. B.L.
Durrance, Jr., $400 for his assis-
tant and $100 for his secretary.
The World Series of the Dixie
Youth League opened officially
here Sunday night at George
Pittas Field where the ball games
will be played all this week. State
champions from nine
Southeastern state will vie for the
title.
ICWU' Local 613 "ratified by
an overwhelming majority" a
new three-year contract with the
Bartow phosphate works of CF
Chemicals, Inc. Sources said it
was "essentially the same" as the
contract defeated by a narrow
margin last week.

Thirty Years Ago

Robert B. Crawford of Bartow


has been appointed administra-
tive assistant to Atty. Gen. Robert
B. Shevin, it was announced
today.
As of this Friday, McCloskey's
service station on North
Broadway no longer will be serv-
ing as the bus terminal for
Trailways and Greyhound Lines,
it was announced today.
A plot to effect the escape of a
Polk County prisoner Saturday
was foiled by cooperation of Polk
and Palm Beach County's
deputies on the ground, and the
Polk sheriff's spotter plane in the
air, Sheriff Monroe Brannon
announced.
B.L. Durrance, Jr., manager of
Bartow Municipal Airport, was
elected president of the Florida
Airport Managers Assn. meeting
in Miami last week. Durrance
said he was surprised to learn
that Bartow's airport ranks third
in sales tax collections for airport
facilities, behind Miami and
Tampa.

Twenty-Five Years Ago

Polk County school board
members expressed sympathy
with the Polk Education Assn.'s
request for a 40 percent raise for
classroom teachers, but stuck to
their previously decided 10 per-
cent raise, declaring that's all the
money available. The board
approved a school tax millage of


7.989.
Police Officer John McKinney,
on routine patrol in West Bartow
shortly before 7:30 a.m. Friday,
was stopped by a frantic woman
in another car, who said her
grandson had stopped breathing.
McKinney called for an ambu-
lance, left his car, took the infant
from his grandmother's arms,
and applied first aid, and in a
short time an obstruction in the
child's throat was dislodged, and
he began breathing again. The
infant was taken to Polk General
Hospital, where a physician pro-
nounced him in good health.
McKinney's quick action earned
him a departmental commenda-
tion, Chief C.A. Fleming
announced.

Twenty Years Ago

Page One headlines: "Alturas
Woman Dies in Fire" "Head-on
Crash Claims Three Lives"
Bartow's new Main Street
.Manager has been placed on the
city payroll, but the entire cost of
her salary and fringe benefits will
be reimbursed by Downtown
Bartow, Inc., according to City
Mgr. James R. O'Connor.
That arrangement lasted only
a little over a week, because of
public reaction, and directors of
Downtown Bartow, Inc., have
placed her on their own payroll.


This newspaper welcomes letters from its readers.
Letters must be signed, and the writer's name will
appear with the letter. Letters must be written specifi-
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$3.1 Million Airport


Budget Is Approved;


Terminal Plans Advance


August 18, 2005 The Polk County Democrat 5A


A $3.1 million-plus budget for
Bartow Municipal Airport for the
2005-06 fiscal year was adopted
by the Bartow city commission
on Monday.
The commission meets once a
month as the airport authority
to oversee airport operations.
Revenues are projected at
$1,665,300 from the industrial
park and $1,530,500 from avia-
tion-related activities, for a total
of $3,185,500.
For the industrial park, the
primary source of income is
building rental, projected at
$1,525,000. For aviation activi-
ties, the primary sources of reve-
nue are sale of aviation and jet
fuel, $940,000, and rental of T-
hangars and aircraft tie-downs,
$402,000.
The largest categories of ex-
penses are salaries, $866,500;.
purchase of fuel for resale,
675,000; capital projects (pri-
mary new buildings), $300,000;
and insurance, $267,000.
Airport Mgr. Cynthia Barrow
said the budget allows for pay
raises of 3 to 4 percent, based on
merit, rather than an across-the-
board increase.
New Terminal


Plans Advance
Commissioners reviewed the
latest set of plans for the new
airport terminal, which is pro-
jected to cost $4,596,000. The
state will pay 80 percent of the
cost, and the airport will pay 20
percent.
A restaurant and bar will be a
focal point of the new terminal,
and commissioners hope it will
draw patrons from the city as
well as from pilots and indus-
trial park tenants.
The plans call for seating for
78 patrons inside and 48 on a
porch. The lobby would have ad-
ditional seating and several food
and beverage vending machines.
Chris Scott, who operates
Kathy's Too, the only restaurant
presently on the airport, is nego-
tiating with the commission to
operate the restaurant.
A 500-square foot room is des-
ignated for the airport museum,
to feature artifacts from the air-
port's days as an Army Air
Corps/U.S. Air Force training
base during and after World War
II.
Commissioners have tenta-
tively decided on an exterior wall


with five feet of tan bricks at the
bottom and masonry construc-
tion above, with a red metal roof.
Commissioners will meet at
10 a.m. on Aug. 22 for their next
review of plans for the new ter-
minal
Industrial Park
Tenant Requests

The commission also:
Denied a request from
Gerry Butterworth, operator of
Florida Aircraft Painting, to
build a hangar next to his busi-
ness.
Authorized Mrs. Barrow to
negotiate with Matt Bablitz to
lease Bldg. 304 in the industrial
park as a storage facility for mo-
tor homes and/or to lease him
acreage across U.S. Highway 17
for a site for a mini-storage
warehouse to be built by the air-
port.
Allowed the state to renew
its leases of Bldgs. 270 and 410
on a month-to-month basis for 11
months.
Ratified lease of Bldg. 100
to Avalon Electronics, Inc., for
$1,895 per month for one year,
with five one-year renewal op-
tions.


Bartow Cancer Center Offers

'Total Cancer Care Approach'


Patients of the Center for
Cancer Care & Research in Bar-
tow have access to the facilities
and research of a statewide net-
work of centers that are affili-
ated with Moffitt Cancer Center.
The Bartow facility, which
opened in 2003, offers radiation
therapy, and additional services
are available through its affilia-
tion with a larger center in
Lakeland.
Dr. Leslie M. Lubich, a radia-


tion oncologist, told the Bartow
Rotary Club about the center
and its approach to cancer treat-
ment.
The Bartow center is one of 13
facilities throughout the state af-
filiated with Moffitt in Tampa.
Treatment of cancer has
evolved from a relationship be-
tween the patient and his or her
primary care physician to treat-
ment by a network of physicians,
"a total cancer care approach,"


Obituaries


David Keys, Sr.

David
Keys, Sr.

David Keys, Sr., 71, of Lake-
land, died on Saturday, Aug. 13,
2005, at his home.
Born on Dec. 10, 1933, in
Chipley, he was a railroad la-
borer and attended the Antioch
Missionary Baptist Church in
Chipley.
.He is survived by his wife,
Robbin Mae Keys of Lakeland;
seven daughters, Beverly
Salmon, Cathernel Ball, Sharon
Stanley, and Mae Dempsey, all
of Lakeland, Annie Pearl Hawk-
ins of Perry,' Voncell Keys and
Temia Keys, both of Bradley;
four sons, David Keys, Jr., of
Lakeland, Wayne Keys of Brad-
ley, Larry Keys of Auburndale,
and Anthony Keys of Bartow; 25
grandchildren; and 15 great-
grandchildren.
Visitation: Friday, Aug. 19,
from 5 to 7 p.m. at Gause Fu-
neral Home.
The funeral: Saturday, Aug.
20, 11 a.m. at Mt. Olive Mission-
ary Baptist Church, Bradley. 'In-
terment will follow in Oak Hill
Cemetery, Lakeland.


Virgil
Harrison

Virgil A. Harrison, 83, of Bar-
tow, died of heart failure on
Tuesday, Aug. 16, 2005, at the
Bartow Center.
Born on Sept. 22, 1921, in
Sioux Falls, S.D., he moved to
Bartow a year ago from Plant
City. ,
He was a mechanic, and a
World War II Navy veteran.
Arrangements are being made
by Whidden-McLean Funeral
Home in Bartow.


Charles
Davidson

Charles E. Davidson, Sr., 54,
of Fort Meade, died of cancer on
Wednesday, Aug. 17, 2005, at his
home in Lake Buffum.
Born on Jan. 20, 1951, in
Whitingham, Vt., he moved to
Fort Meade six years ago from
Winter Haven.
He was a painter.
He was preceded in death by
his son, Charles Davidson, Jr.
Survivors include his wife,
Bonnie Davidson of Fort Meade;
his daughter, Gina Landers of
Winter Haven; his son, Randy
Davidson of Lakeland; and six
grandchildren.
Arrangements are being made
by McLean Funeral Home in
Fort Meade.




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would still adventure.
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the speaker said.
Services begin with education
of the patient and family when a
diagnosis of cancer is made.
"It usually is somewhat of a
shock," Dr. Lubich said.
Medical science is achieving a
higher cure rate for breast and
prostate cancer, but has been
less successful in curing lung
cancer, which causes the highest
number of deaths, she said.
The solution, she said, is
smoking cessation.
Among the new trends in can-
cer treatment is customized
treatment based on the genetic
profiles of tumors, Dr. Lubich
said.
The goal of the Bartow center
is to offer "the right care at the
right place at the right time."
The center is located in one of
Sthe medical office buildings on
the campus of Bartow Regional
Medical Center, and is open
Monday through Friday from 8
a.m. to 4 p.m.
For more information, call
519-7005.

ACT Hires
Environmental
Technicians

American Compliance Tech-
nologies, Inc., has hired two new
environmental technicians.
Adam Winberry is an environ-
mental technician based out of
ACT's Gainesville office.
Joshua McKee is based out of
the office in Bartow. McKee has
several years' experience in
emergency response services and
is CDL licensed.


Citrus Heritage
Day Set At
Historical
Museum
Polk County Historical Mu-
seum will hold Citrtis 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.



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FLORIDA ROCK OF BARTOW is poring the his wife, Lisa, said they are determined to pay as
cement for a handicap accessible ramp on the they go. "We do not want to open the restaurant
west side of Lisajo's Barbecue and Ice Cream at with debt. We have only a few more things to do,
131 West Broadway. Joe Sheils and his father, the awning, touch up, trim, paint. When these
Steve, assisted the workers. "Dad says we should are completed we will contact the State for res-
be opened by October, but I am more inclined to taurant inspection," Sheils added. (Staff photo
think the end of the year," Joe Sheils said. Joe, by Janice Jared)


Advertising Spaces On Chamber
Maps Available Until Aug. 24


The deadline to advertise on
the Greater Bartow Chamber of
Commerce map is drawing near.
Members have until Aug. 24
to reserve an ad space.
The maps are published once
every two years.
Maps will be distributed at
the Chamber Office, City Hall
and specific business locations.
Ads will be featured on an in-
teractive street map, which will


be located on the new Bartow
Chamber of Commerce website.
Advertisers also receive free
ad design and a free webpage
listing on Heron Publishing's
Florida's community website,
www.heronfla.com.
To reserve a spot or to get
more information, call Sally Gio-
vinazzo at 533-7125 or 263-
1207.


Three Undergraduates Buys

German Village Property
George Grace, a former Bar-
tow resident, has led Three Un-
dergraduates in a historic pur-
chase at the University of South
Carolina.
The company, which was
started by the Omega Psi Phi
Fraternity, has planned a $2
million dollar housing facility in
the Greek Village, located near
the Strom Thurman Wellness
Center.
Three Undergraduates is the
first African American group to
own property in the village.
Construction on the property
is scheduled to be completed by
August 2006.
George Grace

DeLegge Elected

To FMEA Board


Bartow City Mgr. Joseph J.
DeLegge has been elected to the
board of directors of the Florida
Municipal Electric Assn.
FMEA represents the inter-
ests of 33 public power communi-
ties across the' state which pro-
vide electricity to nearly three
million of Florida's residential
and business consumers.
Board members set the over-
all direction of the organization
and participate in policy and
technical meetings.
"This organization is helping
our state's electric industry stay


at the forefront of the nation by
keeping its members informed
on legislative issues and provid-
ing safety, training and cus-
tomer service resources,"
DeLegge said.
Officers -appointed to the
FMEA board are President El-
mon Lee Garner of Chatta-
hoochee; President-Elect Gary
Quick of Jacksonville Beach;
Vice-President Teala Milton of
Jacksonville; and Secretary-
Treasurer Kevin McCarthy of
Clewiston.


Public Invited to Sales Tax
Oversight Committee Meeting


The school district will host a
sales tax oversight committee
meeting that will be open to the
public on Tuesday, Sept. 6, at
Chain of Lakes Elementary at
7001 County Road 653, Winter
Haven.
The meeting begins at 5 p.m.
The sales tax oversight com-
mittee, composed of community
members, was formed by the
school district after voters ap-
proved a 2003 referendum
authorizing an additional 1/2-


cent sales tax for school con-
struction.
For more information, call
Bob Williams, assistant superin-
tendent of the facilities and op-
erations department, at 534-
0620.


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Ms. Lauderdale has served as
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Yoga Classes Set As Part

Of Sage-ing Program


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Yoga classes will be offered by
Winter Haven Hospital as a part
of the Sage-ing program.
Beginners will meet every
Tuesday from 5 to 6:15 p.m., and
intermediate students meet
every Thursday from 5 to 6:15
p.m.
The classes will be held at Re-
gency Medical Center, 101 Ave-
nue 0, S.E., Winter Haven.
The yoga classes will be
taught by Charisse Jones of ISIS
Consulting, a life strategy and
wellness consulting firm. Ms.
Jones is a certified yoga teacher.


Yoga is a means of achieving
health, vitality and well being. It
improves balance, coordination,
concentration, cardiovascular
conditioning and flexibility. Peo-
ple of all ages, sizes and abilities
can benefit from practicing yoga.
The fee for each class is $5,
which will be paid at the door
each week.
For more information or to
register, call 291-6705.
Students will need to wear
comfortable clothing and refrain
from eating a full meal two hours
before the class.


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A CPR for the Professional
Rescuer Class has been planned
for this Saturday, Aug. 20, from
8 a.m. to 6 p.m.
This American Red Cross
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Avenue A, Northwest in Winter
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The cost for the course, in-
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"The Four Agreements," a
book by Don Miguel Ruiz, will be
the focus of a Winter Haven Hos-
pital's Learning Series program
on Tuesday, Aug. 23, from 7 to 8
p.m.
The program is planned in the
hospital's classrooms.
For more information or to
register, call 291-6705.


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23, from 6 to 10 p.m.
Topics include the basics of
HIV and AIDS, prevention,
transmission and testing. The,
cost, including materials, is $25.
The class will be held at the
American Red Cross Polk
County Chapter, located at 147
Avenue A Northwest in Winter
Haven.
Call 294-5941 to register.


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As the nation celebrates the
85th anniversary of the women's
right ,to vote' this Women's
Equality Day, Aug. 26t, Smoke
Free Society, a nonprofit dedi-
cated to helping smokers quit
and educating kids not to start,,
'draws attention to the effects of
tobacco-related, diseases on
women.
"An estimated' 20 percent of
adult U.S. women aged 18 years
or older' (more than one of five)
are current cigarette smokers.
and 'nearly 70 percent of them
want to quit, but they need.
help," Linda Seyedin, executive'
director of Smoke Free Society,
said. "Many years ago, glamor-
ized advertising linked women's
liberation with smoking, such as
'You've come a long way, baby'.
Times have changed for the bet-
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take more control of our lives," '
The recent Surgeon General's
report on, the health effects of
smoking recognized the 40th an-
niversary since the first report
was issued when only men were
identified as suffering from to-
bacco-related diseases.
In those 40 years, researchers
have found that both men and


women suffer from tobacco-re-
lated diseases.
The Centers for Disease Con-
trol and Prevention (CDC) re-
ports that women are faced with
the following health and mortal-
ity affects from smoking:
90 percent of female lung
cancer deaths are caused by
smoking.
Since' 1950, lung cancer
deaths among women have in-
creased by more than 600 per-
cent. By 1987, lung cancer had
surpassed breast cancer as the
leading cause of cancer-related
deaths in women..
Smoking kills an estimated
178,000 women in the United
States annually. The three lead-
ing smoking-related causes of
death in women are lung cancer
(44,000), heart disease (41,000),
and chronic lung disease
(37,500).
o Women who smoke have an
increased risk for other cancers,
including cancers of the oral cav-
ity, pharynx, larynx (voice box),
esophagus, pancreas, kidney,
bladder, and uterine cervix.
. Women who smoke double
their risk for developing coro-
nary heart disease and increase,


by more than 10-fold, their likeli-
hood of dying from chronic ob-
structive pulmonary disease.
Cigarette smoking increases
the risk for infertility, preterm
delivery, stillbirth, low birth
weight, and sudden infant death
syndrome (SIDS).
Postmenopausal women
who smoke have lower bone den-
sity than women who never
smoked. Women who smoke
have an increased risk for hip
fracture than those who never
smoked.
Smoke Free Society, a non-
profit organization, offers infor-
mation, plans, techniques and
products to help smokers quit
and stay smoke free, For more
information, visit www.Smoke-
FreeSociety.org.

Elder Helpline
Available
Information about programs
and services for seniors is avail-
able through the Area Agency on
Aging's Elder Helpline.
For more information or to
schedule a presentation on the
helpline, call 1-800-963-5337.


The National Alliance for the
Mentally I11 of Polk County will
offer a series of educational
classes for families and caregiv-
ers of children affected by disor-
ders such as ADD, ADHD, de-
pression, bipolar disorder, Oppo-
sitional Defiance, OCD, schizo-
phrenia and other emotional or
mental disorders.
Classes will meet from 6-9
p.m. nine consecutive Monday
nights beginning Sept. 19 at
Family Fundamentals in Lake-
land. Classes and course materi-
als are free. A light meal will be
provided.
NAMI will offer these classes
in partnership with the Commu-
nity Foundation of Greater
Lakeland and the United Way of
Central Florida.
Hand to Hand is an educa-
tional series designed by mental
health professionals, educators
and family members experienced
in caring for children with vari-
ous disorders.
The class provides parents
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South, Winter Haven.
The program will focus on
how attitude can affect your
health.
For ,more information or to
register, call 291-6705.


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offers insight, support, and
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child.
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on this or other NAMI events,
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the Bartow Public Library.
Artisans from the Ridge Woodcarvers have created
touching tableaus, adorable animals and amazing wood
displays of toy soldiers, fish, Noah's Ark and Santa.
The organization was formed to promote the art of
wood carving, wood sculpture and Woodworking. The
group meets on Mondays at 6 p.m. at the Irving K.
McArthur Center in Lakeland.
Wood carvers whose work is on display at the library
include E.J. King, Harley Haubenstricker, Jack Smith,
Roger Chapman, Joseph Stasiak, Norman Petrie and
Norma Gribble.
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534-0131.


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completed all of their required
continuing education hours for
this renevial period will not be
allowed to renew their license.
The announcement is part of
the department's ongoing efforts
to increase continuing education
compliance and awareness.
The licensure renewal cycle
for cosmetology began on July 7,
and all licensees should have
now received their renewal no-
tice's via mail. The renewal cycle
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Achievement
Academy Notes Wet East Polk Residents SWFWMD Offers
50 Years Water Grants


* TINA SPATH (left), of Spath Jewelers, accepts gift certificates
from Janet Skinner, owner of the Cookie Jar Bakeshop. The certifi-
cates will be given away during Spath Jeweler's "Where Summer
Lingers Longer" promotion. (Photo provided)


Achievement Academy, for-
merly known as the Child Devel-
opment Center, will celebrate 50
years of service to children with
developmental disabilities and
delays.
Former students, parents, vol-
unteers, staff members and
board members, may contact
Claire Schwartz at 683-6504 to
find out more about the anniver-
sary.


CFRPC

Meeting Set

A search committee meeting
for the Central Florida Regional
Planning Council is scheduled
for Wednesday, Aug. 24, at 1
p.m.
The meeting wil be held at the
CFRPC building, 555 East
Church Street, Bartow.
For more information, call
Kathy Hall at 534-7130, ext.
129.


Spath Jewelers Reaches Out SPCA Fall
Adoptathon
To Downtown Merchants Set In Sept.
Set In Sept.,


Bartow's downtown shops are
getting assistance from a busi-
ness not located in the down-
town area.
Spath Jewelers will be award-
ing customers who spend more
than $50 in their store gift cer-
tificates from the downtown
merchants from Monday, Aug.
22, through Saturday, Aug. 27.
"We wanted to do something
to help the downtown mer-
chants. This promotion is in-
tended to get people into the
downtown shops," Tina Spath,
owner of Spath Jewelers, said.
The promotion is called
"Where Summer Lingers
Longer." Refreshments from
downtown restaurants will be
served daily from 4 to 6 p.m.
Bartow's downtown retailers
have had a tough summer.
The Main Street streetscaping
project has slowed the cash reg-
isters, and the June 6 fire made
them all but silent.


Universal

Holding

Auditions

Every Tuesday through Sept.
13, Universal Orlando will hold
casting calls for 1,000 perform-
ers to frighten guests during
Halloween Horror Nights XV..
Performers hired for the
month-long event can potentially
work through the end of the
year, continuing through holiday
events such as Grinchmas at Is-
lands of Adventure and the
Macy's Holiday Parade at Uni-
versal Studios.
Halloween Horror Nights will
run for 19 select nights from
Sept. 30 Oct. 31.
New this year, Universal Or-
lando has launched- an audition
website, www.universalaudi-
tions.com/orlando, listing dates
and times, available roles and
other details about how to audi-
tion.
Potential performers can also
sign up to receive information
about future auditions.


The reopening of Main Street
after the demolition of the
burned buildings has brought
back pedestrian traffic that local
shops depend upon. However,
some shop owners are still see-
ing slow sales.
Earlier this summer, the
Chamber of Commerce Commit-
tee of 100 partnered with The
Polk County Democrat with a
Downtown Dollars promotion.
Four weekly drawings were
held in July with winners receiv-
ing $50 each in green bills that
could be redeemed at the 21 par-
ticipating stores located along
Main Street.
Jeff Clark, Chamber executive
director, said that the Commit-
tee of 100 is considering running
the Downtown Dollars promo-
tion again.
"Our new Main Street is going
to be a jewel that will help to re-
vitalize the downtown. However,
it's just as important that we
help the businesses already
there during this transition," he
said.


Looking for some uncondi-
tional love?
Polk County Society for the
Prevention of Cruelty to Animals
will sponsor a Fall Adoptathon
on Saturday, Sept. 17, and Sun-
day, Sept. 18, from 11 a.m. to 5
p.m.
Pets and SPCA staff will be at
the two PetsMart locations in
Brandon, the Eagle Ridge Mall
in Lake Wales and the SPCA
shelter, off South Florida Ave-
nue, Lakelnad.
"The Fall Adoptathon is a
wonderful way to bring our love-
able animals to the public,"
Sarah Meltzer, SPCA public re-
lations director, said. "It's great
for folks who are thinking of
adopting, but cannot visit the
shelter."
Each animal adopted on this
special weekend will receive free
rabies vaccinations for life, as
well as a $15 microchipping.
For more information on the
event, or volunteering, call 646-
7722.


To See Relief Very Soon


By DAWN WADE
Staff Writer

For residents living near or
in Lakes Saddlebag and Belle,
pumps are on the way.
In a reversal of its. usual pol-
icy not to pump closed basin
lakes on private land, Polk
county commission decided
Wednesday that the situation on
Lakes Belle and Saddlebag had
gone too far.
Commissioners voted to direct
Jeff Spence, director of natural
. resources for Polk, to move for-
ward with the purchase of two
12-inch pumps, one eight-inch
pump and several thousand feet
of flexible pipe, all to be used in
bringing the water down from
living room levels.
The purchase is not to exceed
$500,000, and all commissioners
agreed that a more permanent
solution will be planned.
Commissioners discussed
renting the pumps and pipes,
but with hurricane season now
in full bloom, commissioners felt
they could not ignore the fact the
county may see flooding again.
Spence told the commission
that the monthly rental on the
heavy-duty pumps is equal to
one-third of the purchase price.
"I believe this acquisition will
more than pay for itself," Com-
mission Chm. Jack Myers said.
Commissioner Paul Senft
agreed, saying it was time the
county "bite the bullet."
Calling her rubber boots "in
fashion" at Saddlebag Lake Re-
sort, Mary Jane Gieche, a sea-
sonal resort resident from Penn-
sylvania, addressed the commis-
sion, and begged for relief.
"I have seven inches of water
in my house," she told the com-
mission, "and that's a small
amount compared to some.
We've already asked northern
residents, not to return until No-
vember, but can you imagine
what they are going to find when
they arrive?"
At Saddlebag Lake Resort,
flooding has caused electric


power to be cut to 274 units and
water will soon rise to the point
that it will make it impossible to
enter or leave the resort
grounds, resident Robert
Lapsley said.
"Our resort will have to close,"
he said. "Families will no longer
be living there. Some will move
in the county, but many will
move out."
With 789 unit owners who
typically spend six months at the
resort, Lapsley estimated the
county could lose disposable in-
come of $6.75 million if all the
residents moved out of the
county.
But Lapsley and other resi-
dents said they did not wish to
lose their homes or move; in-
stead, they offered to pay the es-
timated $30,000 cost of running
and manning the pump each
month.
"That way everybody's
happy," he said.
With a large happy face loom-
ing above commissioners on the
overhead screen, Spence out-
lined some of the problems the
county may experience bringing
in pumps.
Saddlebag Lake would have to
be pumped into Lake Rosalie,
two miles away, over a hill and
across state conservation land
and privately-owned property. In
addition, any plan would require
permits from both the Southwest
Florida and South Florida Water
Management Districts.
A ditch, he said, would be out
of the question, due to the sensi-
tivity of the environmental lands
and the hill.
"A ditch would have to be 15
feet deep," he said.
Commissioners discussed the
possibility of free flowing the wa-
ter down the-hill, but said they
would have to discuss this option
with the landowner, who uses
the land as a cattle pasture.
Compensation, Spence said,
would be expected to pay for
bulk feeding and revitalization of
the land after the water was
cleared.


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Lowering Saddlebag also will
assist the Boy Scouts of America,
whose Flaming Arrow Camp-
ground also has felt the effects of
water.
"From what I understand, the
Scouts have had problems all
summer," Commissioner Randy
Wilkinson said.
Commissioners also said they
would be pumping from Lake
Belle, but without a decision yet
as to where that water will go
Late last month, commission-
ers discussed several options
with residents and Lake Wales
City Mgr. Tony Otte. Some area
residents say that discharge
from a nearby city sewage treat-
ment plant is aggravating the
flooding, but Otte said it is not.
County Mgr. Mike Herr said
the pumping from Saddlebag
may begin as soon as the end of
the month, but a longer term so-
lution may require the commis-
sion to consider a dedicated mu-
nicipal services taxing unit in
floodplain areas. That option
was used to relieve flooding in
other closed basins during the El
Nino flooding.

Friday Fest Fei
'Blazing' Salutt
Bartow's downtown will be
one of the hottest places to visit
this month.
Firefighters will be honored at
this month's Friday Fest, set
Aug. 19, on South Central Ave-
nue in downtown Bartow.
This event was posponed from
last month, due to rain.
The event is held from 6 to 9
p.m.
Fire departments from Fort
Meade, Lake Wales, Lakeland,
Mulberry, Polk County and Win-
ter Haven assisted the Bartow
Fire Department in battling the
downtown blaze, and will be
honored for their efforts during
the event.


Applications for the South-
west Florida Water Management
District's Community Education
Grant program are now avail-
able.
The grants, which offer fund-
ing up to $5,000 each, will be
used for projects that provide
adults with an opportunity to
learn about water-related issues
pertaining to conservation, pro-
tection and preservation.
Governmental agencies, pri-
vate individuals, educational fa-
cilities, business and industry,
neighborhoods, homeowner and
service organizations, research
and other profit and non-profit
organizations are encouraged to
apply.
This is the ninth year the
grants are being offered.
Grant applications are due
Oct. 14. To apply online, visit
www.watermatters.org or call 1-
800-423-1476, ext. 4756.


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the body but it is grief that
develops the powers of the
mind.
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e This Month
Polk County EMS, Bartow Po-
lice Department, Bartow Public
Works and the city's water de-
partment also assisted in the ef-
fort.
In addition to honoring the
firefighters, the festival will fea-
ture food, drinks and children
activities.
This month, music from River
Junction Band will be featured.
Main Street Bartow, Inc.,
which sponsors the event with
the city of Bartow, is still seek-
ing local nonprofit food vendors
for the event.
For more information on the
event or to sign up as a refresh-
ment vendor, call519-0508.


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Yellow Jackets Football

Prepare for 2005 Campaign


ports


By JEFF THORNBURG

The Bartow Yellow Jackets
will travel to Mulberry Friday
night and scrimmage with the
Panthers in the kickoff classic
before the regular season starts
Aug. 26.
Kickoff at the Phosphate Bowl
is 7:30 p.m. and the game can be
heard on AM 1130 WBF.
For the Yellow Jackets, they
are coming off a an impressive 9-
2 season last year, including a
trip to post-season play. Bartow
closed last year with a 21-7 loss
in the opening round of the state
playoffs at Rockledge.
The Jackets only other set-
back was by the same score to
district foe Kathleen. On this
year's schedule, Bartow will face
four playoff teams from a year
ago.
Entering his third season as
the Bartow head coach, Shawn
Killets and the coaching staff
find themselves facing a new
school, but very familiar faces.
Bartow will compete in class 3A-


District 10 along with Kathleen,
Lake Wales, Haines City and the
new school Ridge Community.
The Bolts from Ridge Commu-
nity are coached by the former
coach of Kathleen, Richard Tate,
so Jacket fans can expect a
tough district game from this
"new school" on Sept. 16.
In fact, Bartow has three of
their four district games during
the month of September. They
will play in week 2 at Kathleen
(Sept. 2), home against Ridge
(Sept. 16), and at Haines City
two weeks later (Sept. 30).
The final district game takes
place Oct. 28 when arch rival
Lake Wales pays a visit to Bar-
tow Memorial Stadium.
Other road games this season
feature trips to Auburndale,
Hardee, and state champs Fort
Meade Miners. Bartow will open
the regular season Aug. 26 at
home against George Jenkins.
Then the Jackets will close the
regular season at home against
Winter Haven, Lake Wales, and
Lake Region.


Lakeland Tigers Playoffs

Tickets Now Available


REWARDING BASEBALL PLAYERS with
scholarship money, the George Pittas Baseball
Scholarship Fund for College looks at the academic
achievement and financial need of players in the
Dixie Youth League. Recipients of the award are


(from left) M.J. Wilson, Thomas Felsmaier, and
Bradley Hiers. Cameron Stevens (not pictured)
received the National Dixie Youth Baseball
Association's college scholarship. (Photo provid-
ed)


Tickets for the 2005 Florida
State League playoffs are now on
sale through the Lakeland Ti-
gers.
The Tigers' first round oppo-
nent has yet to be determined,
but game two of the best-of-three
series will take place at Joker
Marchant Stadium on Wednes-
day, Sept. 7.
Game three, if necessary, will
be played on Sept. 8 at Joker
Marchant Stadium in Lakeland.
Both games will start at 7 p.m.
Ticket prices for the playoffs
will remain the same adults,
$5; children 14 and younger and
seniors, $4.
No discounts will be honored
during the playoffs. This in-
cludes the Booster Club, Ledger
Pass, or any other coupon.
If the Tigers advance past the


first round, the Tigers will host
games three, four, and five of the
best-of-five game championship
series. Dates and start times for
the championship series are to
be announced.
The Tigers qualified for the
FSL playoffs by winning the first
half West Division championship
with a 45-21 record. The Tigers
currently lead the West Division
in the second half with a 25-29
record.
The Tigers will face off in the
first round against the second
half champion. If the Tigers re-
peat as division champions in
the second half, they will face a
wildcard team in the first round.
Tickets are available at the
Joker Marchant Stadium Box Of-
fice, Ticketmaster outlets, and at
www.lakelandtigers.net.


WIU Football Boosters to Meet


The Webber International
University football booster club
will meet Saturday, Aug. 20, at
10 a.m. in the Rex R. Yentes con-
ference center on the WIU cam-
pus in Babson Park.
The meeting is open to all cur-
rent booster club members as
well as those that are interested


in becoming boosters.
Anyone may join the booster
club by purchasing one of the
WIU football booster packages or
by making a contribution of $50
or more.
For more information, call
Coach Rod Shafer at 638-2958 or
Bill Heath at 638-2953.


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TOMMY KING poses with his #16 truck after ing at Hialeah before the track was closed down. -
taking the victory lap for his FasTruck win at (Photo provided)
Hialeah Speedway. This was the final night of rac-


King Takes Third Win at Hialeah


Tommy King of Bartow led the last 51 years, but will be King, was in attendance for the
flag to flag on the way to victory cleared for development follow- final event at Hialeah. It seems
Saturday night at the famous ing this past Saturday's events, only fitting that Eddie King got
Hialeah Speedway. This win This track holds a special to see his son take the victory in
marked King's third consecutive place in King's heart; "It is the the final race at the track where
win at the toughest track on the track my dad watched his first he saw his first.
2005 FasTruck tour. stock car race. This place is ulti- Tommy King's King Motor-
It was the last night of racing mately responsible for me be- sports entry is sponsored by
at the famous three-eighths of a coming a race car driver," said P&H Mining Equipment, Turn-
mile speedway in Miami. The King in victory lane. key Signs, and Greenwood Chev-
track has been in operation for Tommy King's father, Eddie rolet.


Dove Club USA Sprints Posts Bounty
Permits Remain On Scotty Adema at Auburndale
For Caravelle The USA Sprints' dirt sprint- Other USA regulars who will


Ranch

The Florida Fish and Wildlife
Conservation Commission
(FWC) has only 17 Dove Club
permits remaining for its
Caravelle Ranch special opportu-
nity dove field in Putnam
County.
Permits are available through
Sept. 10 on a first-come, first-
served basis and allow one adult
and one youth (under age 16) to
participate in all six of the
scheduled hunts on the 200-acre
dove field.
These half-day hunts cost
$150 and enable the permit
holder and youth to both take a
daily bag limit of birds.
Dove Club perrrn.it can be pur-
chased at any county tax collec-
tor's office, authorized license
agent, online at MyFWC.com/
dove or by calling 1-888-HUNT-
FLORIDA ,(486-8356), toll-free
from anywhere in the United
States or Canada.
For more information about
dove hunting on Caravelle
Ranch, visit MyFWC,com/dove.

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car organization will make their
second visit to the Auburndale
Speedway this Saturday night,
Aug. 20..
This will mark the 10th race
on pavement for the 2005 South'-
ern Thunder tour season for the
South Florida Dirtcar Series.
Many of the drivers and teams
are now getting a handle on
pavement racing and the lap
times and the amount of passing
has shown their improvement.,
There have been three differ-
ent winners thus far in 2005
with Scotty "The Fort Myers
Flash" Adema, who is known as
a pavement specialist, taking top
honors seven times.
Along with Adema, "Tiny"
Tim George, who won at Hia-
leah, will be there as well.
George will also take his mar-
ginal point lead over RC Roper
into Saturday.
The USA Sprints have issued
a bounty on Scotty Adema for
this next race. Any driver that
wins the race other than Adema
will claim, an additional 100
point bonus. If Adema can come
from the back of the pack he will
claim the bonus if he wins.
Some of the state's top drivers
also are planning on attending
Auburndale. Current Eastbay
regulars Donnie Maxwell, the
Ford driver from Tampa, along
with Tim Holston and Danny
Jones are expected.
At the last race at Auburn-
dale, Shane Kriedler, #52, had
the car to beat but a failed power
steering unit put him out. Also
expected is Greg "The Jet" Leon-
ard from Wimauma driving the
Pooles Body Shop Special #85,


be expected to run up front are
Dennis Misuraca, Sean "Zippy",
Namor, and Mike "Hollywood"
Schroeder from Southwest
Ranches.
Up and coming "young guns"
Dakota Stevens and Michael,
Smith are in a heated rookie
points battle and will be on
hand. Stevens has done welft
thus far in his rookie season
with steady run of top 10's and
'now sits in sixth place in the
overall points.
There are also some ne% ru-
mors of a possible third car
added to, the Tommy Rice sta-
bles. This car will carry the #2
and Rice himself may be the pi-
lot. Rice has raced just once and
brought home a second place at
Citrus County back in July.
Among the other USA Sprints
notables expected to run up front
is RC Roper 'The Racin' Cowboy"
driving for Keels & Wheels
Magazine. Scot Steffe is back as
the head wrench. Roper has
elected to start in the back with
Adema.
Hailing from Cape Coral are
Rookie Jeff "G-Man" Styner in
the #15 and Dave Oblinger who
returns to the seat in the #63
Sprinter of the Dave "Wildman"
Link's Cool-Aid Air Conditioning
Special.
For more information, call the
track at 967-3598 or visit the
Sprints website at www.usas-
prints.com.


Spring is nature taking up its
option on the world.
--Jimmy Cannon


The Polk County environ-
mental lands program and the
South Florida Water Manage-
ment District announced two
special opportunity hog hunts
scheduled on the Sumica site for
2005: Oct. 21-22 and Dec. 16-17.
Pre-registration is mandatory.
Interested parties must apply
for county special use permits
(two-day permits) in person at
the Polk County Natural Re-
sources Division office between 7
and 7:30 a.m. on Sept. 21 for the
October hunt and on Nov. 16 for
the December hunt.
No special use permit applica-
tions will be accepted over the
phone or on any dates other than
those listed above.
A maximum of 30 permits will
be issued for each hunt. Permits
may be used for a single party
consisting of one or two hunters.
An adult (at least 18 years
old) may have up to three chil-
dren under the age of 16 regis-
tered under their permit.
Hunters also are required to
have all other necessary permits
and licenses, including the state
hunting license. Only shotguns,
muzzle loaders or primitive
weapons (bow and arrow) are
permitted. No dogs will be per-
mitted.
Feral hogs are a non-native,
nuisance species that damage
natural areas, compete with na-
tive wildlife and destroy vegeta-
tion.
Feral, which means "having
escaped from domestication and
become wild," is a term applied
to three types of wild hogs found
in the United States: feral hogs,
Russian wild boar and hybrids
between these two types.
Florida has the second largest
wild hog population in the U.S.,
next to Texas. Wild hogs occur
throughout the state in various
habitats, but prefer moist forests
and swamps, and pine flatwoods.
They may cause great damage
by rooting with their broad
snouts, leaving large areas that
look like plowed fields.
The Sumica property was pur-
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Management District in 1999.
Primary purposes of acquisi-
tion were to protect Lake Walk-
in-Water and the Walk-in-Water
Creek shoreline, to protect the
wetlands and marsh systems on
site, to protect rare species, and
to provide nature-based recrea-
tion opportunities for the visit-
ing public.
For more information about
the Polk County environmental
lands program or a complete list
of hunting regulations, visit the
Polk County website, www.polk-
county.net, or call the Polk
County Natural Resources Divi-
sion at 534-7377.


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cougars and chimpanzees, the zoo offers clouded leopards, gazelles, hyenas,
iguanas, lemurs, leopards, macaws, zebras and a host of other animals.
Additionally, a new baby wallaby has been born at the zoo, and is on display
with his parents.
For those who enjoy viewing animals, but perhaps not walking in the heat,
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Religion




N ews


Collegiate / Singles Group
Worships in North Carolina


By SANDY DERRICK
This past week, the First Bap-
tist Collegiate/Singles Group of
Fort Meade went to Ridgecrest,
North Carolina for National Col-
legiate Week at Ridgecrest Con-
ference Center.
The mornings started off with
worship led by Dave Hunt and a
band.
"Worship was enlightening. It
showed you that there was more
than one way to worship. God,"
said John Michael Laspina, an
18-year-old member at First
Baptist Church.
The students were challenged
to make God first in their lives,
and reach the nations for Christ.
They attended seminars on top-
ics such as "How to Write Great
Songs," "Fasting and Praying for
Revival," and "Ha-ha to Aha:
The Use of Humor in Student
Ministry."
Afternoons were spent play-


FIRST BAPTIST COLLEGIATE/SINGLES GROUP of Fort
Meade takes in the mountain air in Ridgemont, North Carolina.
The group travelled to Ridgemont to participate in the National
Collegiate Week seminars. (Photo by Connie Derrick)


The Jubilaires will be minis-
tering in song on Wednesday,
Aug. 27, at 7 p.m. at Christian
Home Freewill Baptist. .,
The churc-h is located at 1125


Highway 17 South in Bartow.
. 'For more information, call
Pastor Reginald Palmer at 533-
7905.


ing football, volleyball, and hik-
ing.
"Lives were changed, students
grew closer to God, and we
learned more about ourselves
and our lives in Christ," said
Jenny Derrick, a 19-year-old
member at First Baptist Church.
Her father, Frank Derrick, is
the minister of youth and educa-
tion at First Baptist Church.
"We hope to make National
Collegiate Week an annual high-
light of our college and singles
ministry at First Baptist
Church. We also see this as a
great kickoff as we develop our
collegiate/singles ministry."
First Baptist Church is work-
ing with their collegiate/singles
to develop weeknight Bible stud-
ies and monthly activities such
as bowling, attending concerts,
going out to eat, etc. They also
meet every Sunday at 9:40 a.m.
for Bible study.


Musical Jubilee Set for Bartow

Faith and Deliverance in Joan W. Harris of the outreach.


Christ Outreach Ministries will
host a musical jubilee this Satur-
day, Aug. 20, at 6 p.m.
The jubilee is sponsored by
evangelist Carolyn Williams of
Bethel Mulberry, and evangelist


Unity Freewill Baptist
Church located at 303 Northwest
Ninth Ave. in Mulberry is hav-
ing a gospel sing this Saturday,
Aug. 20, at 6 p.m.


The outreach is located at
1275 Martin Luther King Jr.
Blvd. in Bartow.
For more information, call
Joan W. Harris at 519-5020.

for Mulberry

The featured groups will be
Caanan Bound (back together af-
ter 10 years) and The Duncans.
For more information, call
Brandy Skinner at 285-7220.


Reflections


On Faith


When the General Met the King


More than 30 years have
passed since I met the general:
an unforgettable meeting that
took place as the result of an-
swering a classified ad.
We had just moved into a new
home, our first with a formal
dining room, and were looking
for a china cabinet. Since we
couldn't afford a new one, we
searched the classified and
called about one we hoped would
be within our budget.
"My husband is ill and we're
getting ready to move to Chicago
to be near his doctor," the
woman who answered my call
said. And shortly after listening
to a brief description of the cabi-
net, Pauline and I were on our
way to see it, still not sure of the
price.
In less than an hour, we
found ourselves standing before
the object of our search, at ease
in conversation with the charm-
ing owner and surprised at how
reasonably the cabinet of our
dreams (well, Pauline's dreams)
was priced. During our conversa-
tion, I glanced at a framed cer-
tificate on the wall next to me
that said "Joint Chiefs of Staff."
"Has a member of your family
served on the Joint Chiefs of
Staff?" I asked.
At that moment, a distin-
guished looking man stepped
into the room who, having heard
my question, answered it. 'Yes,"
he said, "I was a member of the
Joint Chiefs of Staff during the
Cuban missile crisis, serving un-
der President Kennedy."
We quickly agreed to buy the
china cabinet at the owner's hag-
gle-free price and soon the gen-
eral and I were taking measure-
ments of the cabinet and my
Chrysler station wagon to see if
the two were compatible. At the
same time, I was taking other
measurements.
Knowing the general was en-
tering the battle of his life, I be-
gan asking questions about his
relationship with God. We talked
openly, man to man, about God's
great offer of eternal life through
faith alone. He was gracious and
pleased to talk, but when we
headed home I was uneasy about
the general's preparation for his
coming war with cancer and


what might follow, so uneasy
that I returned later to talk
again.
Months later, I was invited to
be the speaker for a conference
at a church near Chicago. While
there, I decided to visit the gen-
eral, so arranged to be away
from the church for a day to
travel to the military hospital
where he was being treated.
When I entered the general's
hospital room, I found him very
thin but smiling, sitting on the
edge of his bed with intravenous
tubes in his arm coming down
from bottles suspended from a
portable carrier. He told me how
a missionary-turned-chaplain
had been visiting him regularly,
praying with him and minister-
ing to him.
"Are you sure now that you
will go to heaven?" I asked.
"Yes, I am sure!"-he replied,
emphatically. Then he stood up,
placed one hand on his rolling
portable intravenous bottle car-
rier, walked straight to me and
threw his arms around me, say-
ing "You have no idea what it
means to me that you have
come."
The general had reached the
pinnacle of his profession, hav-
ing sat among the most powerful
people in the world as they ma-
neuvered their nation through a
serious crisis but the most im-
portant day of his life was when,
by faith, he met the King.
And the most important thing
each believer can do is introduce
others to the King. After all,
we're members of His cabinet.


Christian Women's. Club of
South Lakeland will hold a
Fabulous Fall Fashion Show &
Luncheon at The Club at Eagle-
brooke on Wednesday, Sept. 7,
from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
The Club is located at 1300
Eaglebrooke Blvd. in Lakeland.
Babes Shoes & Apparel will
present "You'll Fall For These
Fabulous Fall Fashions," nar-
rated by owner Faye Doppel-
heuer.


Ann Combs of Ocoee will give
a speech entitled "The Tapestry
of Life Our lives create a one
of a kind design."
Admission costs $14.50. Child
care for pre-school children is
available free of charge.
Reservations and cancella-
tions are required by Sunday,
Sept. 4, by calling Dee at 425-
2604 or Wylene at 859-7773 or
writing an e-mail to the club at
email-runmd@juno.com.


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It Was Just A Small

Scratch


Recently, my wife and I went out for lunch, and after our meal
when leaving the restaurant, I noticed a woman with a small child
standing by my car waiting for me. When I got to my car she told me
that while putting her child in the car seat her door accidentally hit
my front door and scratched the paint. Although it was just a little
scratch that was hardly noticeable and probably not worth doing
anything about, she felt guilty and wanted to tell me about it. The
fact that she 'took responsibility for her actions speaks volumes
about her character and honesty. I thanked her for telling me about
the incident and I mentioned how nice it was of her to wait for me to
come out, especially while attending to her small child. It seems that
most people who are involved in similar situations will just get in
their cars and drive away. This is somewhat evident to many of us
car owners who are not always sure of how the various dents and
scratches on the side of our cars got there. I don't believe that God is
really too concerned about these little marks on our cars; but, I am
sure that The Lord hates the ways of evil people, but loves those who
do what is right and take responsibity for our actions. Good people
usually do good things, even when there is no one around to see
them.

The Lord hates the ways of evil people, but
loves those who. do what is right.
Good News Bible Proverbs 15:9


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Seeds from

the Sower

By Michael A. Guido


One day a hunter raised his
gun to shoot a bear, but the bear
growled, "Why shoot me?"
"I want a fur coat," said the
hunter, "but why growl at me?"
"I want a full stomach," an-
swered the bear, "so let's com-
promise.
They did. The bear walked off
alone. He had a full stomach and
the hunter had a fur coat.
You and I may never face a
bear, but we daily face a lion.
The Bible says, "The devil, as
a roaring lion, walks about seek-
ing whom he may devour."
Don't compromise, or you'll be
consumed.
Yield yourself to God. Resist
the devil, and he'll run from you.

A gravedigger was walking
down the street of a small town
when he noticed two doctors
coming behind him.
He stopped, let them pass,
and fell in behind them.
"Why did you do this?" asked
a doctor.
"I know my place in this pro-
cession," laughed the gravedig-
ger.

But there was one Physician
who never lost a patient. He
healed every sick person who
came to Him. And if they
brought to Him a dead person,
He raised him from the dead.
No sickness ever stumped
Him. No problem ever puzzled
Him. No task ever tired Him. No
expense ever emptied Him.
He's just the same today.
Put your trust in Jesus, the
great Physician, won't you?


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SMusings From God's Penman


The Ever Changing Faces of Time


I have a friend, well actually,
I have more than one friend but
they are harder to count than
the calories in my diet.
I will refrain from mentioning
my friend's name although I'm
not sure why. If a person is going
to be moronic, shouldn't the
whole world know about it? I
mean, for safety reasons, of
course. This particular friend
has some very fantastic ideas
about timepieces.
Nothing adds more to manly
attire than a good watch. Per-
sonally, I go for function over
'form every ,time. The purpose of
a watch, in my opinion, is to
know just how late I am for my
next meeting. I think some men
go for those. expensive watches
merely to impress people. As for
me, I can be just as late for an
important meeting with a cheap
watch as with an expensive one.
Now, getting back to my
friend and his crazy ideas about
watches and clocks. This, after
all, is the age of sophisticated
technology and freethinking.
This friend of mine, and he is
quite obstinate on this point, be-
lieves behind every watch is a
Watchmaker. Can you believe it?
A watch, he insists, argues a
Watchmaker. Please!
I did not think anyone held to
this theory anymore. That so-
phisticated men in this techno-
logical age would hold onto
something obviously not true is
beyond me.
I have tried to explain to my
friend that people do not believe
this anymore. Watches, as every-
one in the know knows, have
emerged over a period of billions
'of years. Where do you think the
term "watch" came from? It
means: watch this thing develop.
Of course, my friend is not
swayed with what other people
believe. "Just because someone
doesn't believe something," he
argues, "does not make it un-
true."
Then he repeated his belief
-that a watch argues a Watch-
maker. "The evidence," he pon-
tificated, "points unequivocally
to a Watchmaker."


Everyone knows this is not
true. No such person as a Watch-
maker exists except in the feeble
minds of a few radicals.
Watches came to us through a
complicated series of develop-
ments. Watches, as we know
them today, did not always look
like they do. It all started 2-1/2
billion years ago with a tiny
spring in the remote mountains
of Tibet.
Over time, this infinitesimal
spring gathered about it an odd
collection of tiny wheels and
cogs. The reason most watches
are round is because they have
rolled down those Tibetan moun-
tains for billions of years.
Through -a process called Se-
lective Spawning (known by ex-
perts in the field as the SS phe-
nomena) things not essential to
a watch were carefully elimi-
nated.
By the time those early
watches reached the bottom of
the mountain, they had no faces
or tiny hands, just something
that looked a lot like fins. So,
back to the top of the mountain
they swam to begin the process
all over. It took seven trips down
the mountain before watches be-
gan to resemble the ones we are
familiar with today.
Look at the selection of
watches at Kmart, for example,
and you will notice a variety of
sizes and styles. This is easy to
explain. Through a process
known as Auto Selective Inter-
facing (the ASI process), we have
a variety of watches and clocks.
I'm sorry for all the technical
terms, but this is a complicated
subject and the brilliant minds
of our times have worked on this
theory for years.
Several years ago, an expert
in this field, Dr. Richard Sneaky,
thought he discovered the miss-
ing link between the sundial and
the pocket watch. He was doing
some excavating work at a West-
side junkyard in Cleveland when
he uncovered the exciting discov-
ery.
Unfortunately, it turned out
to be an old bicycle wheel. Dr.
Sneaky is confident he will soon


discover the famed "missing
link."
The non-Watchmaker people
are very concerned about the
Watchmaker people and look
upon them as a threat and their
family as being at risk qualifying
for government interference.
These Watchmaker people are
oddballs and a definite menace
to polite, sophisticated society.
After all, why accept a simple ex-
planation when there are plenty
of complicated interpretations to
satisfy pseudointellectuals?
If you think this is silly, you
do not want to hear the theory
some people have behind the ori-
gin of humanity. Many people
have ruled out a "Creator" by us-
ing similar rationale. These peo-
ple have fantastic explanations
for their beliefs. I am amazed at
the things people will believe, al-
though it really does not make
sense.
Just throw around big, techni-
cal words people can't pronounce
and presto people will accept
it as truth.
Their basic tactic is to poke
fun at those who believe in a
Creator. What people cannot
handle they make fun of, hoping
it will go away.
The Bible says of these peo-
ple, "Who changed the truth of
God into a lie, and worshipped
and served the creature more
than the Creator, who is blessed
for ever. Amen" (Romans 1:25
KJV).
If I can rule out a Creator, I
can eliminate any personal re-
sponsibility to Him. Therefore, I
can live any way I please with-
out feeling the least bit guilty.
Any lifestyle is permissible and
even encouraged without fear of
consequence.
One of my favorite Bible
verses puts into perspective this
matter of creation. "Thou art
worthy, 0 Lord, to receive glory
and honour and power: for thou
hast created all things, and for
thy pleasure they are and were
created" (Revelation 4:11 KJV).
How hard is it to see that be-
hind creation is a Creator?


God and Evolution Can Coexist


Editor's Note: This column is
in response to today's "Musings
From God's Penman."

By BRETT LOWE
Staff Writer

All evolutionists are atheist
heathens, and all atheists want
to ridicule and demean the relig-
ious. At least, that's what Rev.
James Snyder would have you
'believe.
In his latest column, Snyder
"knocks down a patronizing
strawman argument in order to
'show why evolution cannot pos-
sibly be true and that anyone
-who thinks otherwise is either
'foolish, deliberately misleading,
;or both'.
Taking Paley's famous watch-
'jmaker argument for God's exis-
:tence which is not without its
,own problems, but that's another
'topic altogether Snyder crafts
-a pseudoevolutionary history of
the watch to argue against an
imaginary friend who insists the
watch could not have developed
on its own. Of course, although
Snyder .claims his "friend" is a
moron, he makes it clear that his
sympathy is actually with the
'watchmaker claims, much as
Galileo once ridiculed those who
believed the sun revolved around
the earth in his "Dialogue on the
Two Great World Systems."
Isn't it ironic that a tactic
once. used to advance our under-
standing of God's universe, de-
spite the pressure of the Church,
is now being used to promote a
lesser- understanding of that
same universe?
Nevertheless, the evolution of
the watch analogy does have
some interesting parallels to the
evolution of life.
The earliest watch did not
may not have emerged from the
primordial junk heap in Tibet,
but there is a clear evolution of
timepieces, from sundials and
hourglasses to mechanical and
quartz-regulated clocks to clocks
Which rely on the very vibrations
of atoms to keep regular-time.
This evolution of the clock can
be certainly be compared to the
evolutionary shift from one-
celled bacteria to the incredibly


complex human brain.
. However, a problem does
arise: advances in clock-making
are due to an increase in the
skill and technology of clockmak-
ers. Does Snyder mean to imply
that God needed practice to ad-
vance from Bacteria Construc-
tion 101 to Advanced Mammal
Physiology?
I certainly hope not.
Toward the end of his column,
Snyder moves from his watch-
maker argument to an attack on
intellectualism. He claims that
people who believe in evolution
- he simply calls them "pseudo-
intellectuals" can't take a sim-
ple answer, preferring compli-
cated interpretations which he
describes as "fantastic."
In actuality, if one takes the
time to try to understand a brief
overview of modern evolutionary
theory, it is far easier to accept
evolution than to jump through
all of the required hoops in order
to explain away the countless
scientific data, which doesn't
really work, either.
Of course, that would force
people to take some time to learn
all of the "big, technical words
people can't pronounce," such as
"natural selection" and "fossil re-
cord."
Snyder then claims that the
basic tactic of evolutionists is to
make fun of creationists. While
that may be true of a small mi-
nority, most evolutionists would
rather show why they believe in
evolution than defend them-
selves from his attacks.
He goes on to say that "what
they cannot handle they make
fun of, hoping it will go away."
This statement is rather pro-
found, given that it is coming
from a man who just spent the
majority of his column to make
fun of evolution.
Snyder next appeals to the
epistle to the Romans to show
that God frowns upon evolution.
Of course, he fails to mention
that Paul's quote about "wor-
shipping the creature", referred
to idolaters who were creating
new animal gods to worship, not
people who disagreed about the
origin of species.
According to Snyder, anyone
who does not believe in a deity


will no longer have any personal
responsibility and will actually
be encouraged to live any life-
style they please without feeling
guilty, presumably including the
murdering or raping lifestyle. He
must not'be aware of the numer-
ous ethical systems which do not
rely upon a divine being, such as
Buddhism or the philosophies of
the ancient Greeks.
Instead of demonizing athe-
ists, shouldn't Snyder be at-
tempting to better understand
and dialogue with them in order
to be more successful at explain-
ing his love for Jesus to them?
Snyder closes with a Bible
verse from the book of Revela-
tion which states, "for thou hast
created all things, and for thy
pleasure they are and were cre-
ated."
However, the creation aspect
of God refers to more than just
the creation of the universe. In
fact, by putting the emphasis on
God's creation in the distant
past, the current creation of God
- the creation of new life in
those that come into relationship
with God is marginalized.
Ultimately, Snyder makes the
mistake of not recognizing that
belief in evolution and belief in
God are not mutually exclusive.
Throughout the history of Chris-
tianity, numerous Christian
leaders, from St. Augustine to
St. Thomas Aquinas to most
modern ,theologians have sub-
scribed to the idea that the Bible
is not meant to be a scientific
text, but was rather a spiritual
one that often made use of figu-
rative language.
Evolution does not rule out a
creating deity. Faith is an impor-
tant aspect of a relationship with
God, but faith in God despite the
lack of evidence for God seems
more meaningful than blind
faith in creationism despite over-
whelming evidence against it.
Is creationism the instan-
taneous appearance of all life to
create a system which has re-
mained static for millennia -
truly a more awesome act of God
than the creation of the intri-
cate, dynamic system of diversi-
fying life as described in evolu-
tionism?
As both a Christian and a stu-
dent of science, I choose the lat-
ter.


August 18, 2005 The Polk County Democr;.



) Out of My Range by Peggy Kehoe




CHERRIESREAD TO BE IDELICIOU.


(Continued from Page 10B)

60 minutes, or until done. Let
cool in pan on wire rack 5 min-
utes, then remove from pan. Let
cool completely. Wrap in plastic
wrap to store. This bread is best
served the day after baking.
Makes 1 loaf, about 20 slices.


Cherry Jam
1-1/2 pounds frozen unsweet-
ened tart cherries
4 cups granulated sugar
1 (1-3/4-ounce) package pow-
dered fruit pectin
3/4 cup water
Follow recipe exactly. Do not
reduce or increase the amount of
ingredients or substitute other
ingredients. Do not double recipe
because mixture may not set.
Have ready clean freezer con-
tainers with lids (1- or 2-cup
size).
There are 4 to 5 cups frozen
cherries in 1-1/2 pounds.
Coarsely chop cherries while still
frozen. Allow cherries to thaw
and come to room temperature.
Do not drain cherries; use all the
juice for the jam. You should have
2 cups of chopped cherries and
juice. It is critical that the cher-
ries be at room temperature, not
slightly chilled.
Combine chopped (room tem-
perature) cherries with juice and
sugar in a medium mixing bowl;
mix well. Set aside 10 minutes;
stir occasionally.
Combine powdered fruit
pectin and water in a small
saucepan; mix well. (Mixture
may be slightly lumpy before
cooking.) Bring mixture to a boil
over high heat, stirring constant-
ly. Boil, stirring, 1 minute.
Remove from heat.
Immediately stir pectin mix-
ture into cherries. Stir constantly
until sugar is completely dis-
solved and no longer grainy,
about 3 minutes. Quickly pour
into containers to within 1/2 inch
of tops. Wipe off top edges of con-
tainers; cover with lids. Let stand
at room temperature 24 hours to
set.
For immediate use, store in
refrigerator up to 3 weeks, or
freeze containers up to 1 year. To
use, thaw in the refrigerator.
Makes 5 to 6 cups.


Ruby Scones
Traditional Scottish tea bread
updated for the '90s.
1 (10-ounce) jar maraschino
cherries
2 cups all-purpose flour
1/4 cup granulated sugar
2 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/3 cup butter or margarine
1 egg
1/2 cup buttermilk
1/2 cup flaked coconut
1 teaspoon finely chopped
crystallized ginger
1 cup confectioners' sugar
Drain cherries, reserving 2
tablespoons juice. Cut cherries
into quarters; set aside. Combine
flour, granulated sugar, baking
powder and salt in a large mixing
bowl. Cut in butter until mixture
resembles coarse crumbs. Beat
together egg and buttermilk. Add
egg mixture, coconut, ginger and
drained cherries to flour mixture,
stirring with a fork only until
combined.
Knead on a floured surface 12
times. Pat or roll dough to 1/2-
inch thickness. Cut dough into 8
pieces, using a floured, 4-inch
round biscuit cutter. Place
rounds on an ungreased baking
sheet. Using a sharp, floured,
knife, cut each scone into four
wedges. Do not separate.
Bake in a preheated 400-
degree oven 10 to 12 minutes, or
until light golden brown.


Combine confectioners' sugar and
reserved 2 tablespoons maraschi-
no cherry juice; mix well. Drizzle
glaze over hot scones. Serve
warm.
Makes 8 (4-inch) scones.


Cherry Oatmeal Bake
Oats and cherries pack a
dietary punch in this yummy
breakfast or brunch dish.
1/2 cup dried tart cherries
1/2 cup quick oats, uncooked
1/4 cup sugar
1/8 teaspoon salt
2 cups skim milk
1/4 cup egg substitute
1/2 teaspoon almond extract
Combine cherries, oats, sugar
and salt in a medium bowl. Stir
in milk, egg substitute and
almond extract. Spray four 10-
ounce custard cups with nonstick
cooking spray. Divide mixture
evenly between custard cups.
Place filled cups on baking
sheet. Bake. in a preheated 350F
oven 30 to 40 minutes, or until
centers are still slightly soft.
Serve warm.
Makes 4 servings.
Nutrition Facts per Serving:
195 calories, 1.5 g total fat (0 g
saturated fat), 2.5 mg choles-
terol, 165 mg sodium, 37 g carbo-
hydrates, 1 g fiber, 8 g protein.
Dietary Exchanges: 1 starch, 1
fruit, 1 low-fat milk


Cherry Sauce for Pancakes
This weekend, delight your
kids with pancakes and this easy
cherry sauce. It's also delicious
over ice cream.
1/4 cup granulated sugar
1 tablespoon cornstarch
1/4 cup water
2 cups frozen unsweetened
tart cherries, thawed
1/2 teaspoon almond extract
1/2 teaspoon ground cinna-
mon, optional
Combine sugar and corn-
starch; mix well. Put water in a
medium saucepan; stir in sugar
mixture. Bring to a boil over
medium heat, stirring constantly.
Continue to cook, stirring, until
thick and clear. Reduce heat. Stir
in cherries, almond extract and
cinnamon. Heat until cherries
are hot. Serve over pancakes,
French toast, waffles or ice
cream.
Makes 1-1/2 cups.
Note: 1 (16-ounce) can
unsweetened tart cherries, well
drained, can be substituted for
frozen tart cherries. Use the juice
from cherries in place of water.


Maple Dried Cherry Syrup
(For Pancakes)
3/4 cup maple syrup
1/2 cup firmly packed brown
sugar
1/4 cup honey
Juice of one orange plus 1 tea-
spoon zest
Juice of 1/2 lemon plus 1/2 tea-
spoon zest
1 tablespoon butter or mar-
garine
1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
1/2 cup chopped dried tart
cherries
Combine maple syrup, brown
sugar, honey, orange juice and
zest, lemon juice and zest, butter
and cinnamon in a medium
saucepan. Stir well and bring to a
boil over medium heat, stirring
occasionally. Reduce heat to a
simmer and gently cook for 10
minutes. Add cherries; cook 1
minute.
Serve warm syrup over pan-
cakes or waffles.
Makes 1-1/2 cups syrup.


Jamaican Cherry Bread
1 cup milk
3 tablespoons butter


2-1/2 teaspoons active dry
yeast
1/4 cup firmly packed brown
sugar
1/4 cup lime juice
1 teaspoon salt
3-1/4 cup bread flour, divided
2/3 cup toasted coconut
1/2 cup dried tart cherries
1 tablespoon grated lime peel
2 teaspoon minced fresh gin-
ger (or 3/4 teaspoon ground gin-
ger)
Put milk and butter in a medi-
um saucepan; heat until warm
(105 to 115 degrees). Pour milk
mixture into a large mixing bowl.
Add yeast; stir until dissolved.
Add brown sugar, lime juice and
salt; mix well. Add 2 cups bread
flour. Beat on low speed with an
electric mixer until flour is moist-
ened; beat 3 minutes at medium
speed. Stir in remaining 1 1/4
cups bread flour, coconut, dried
cherries, lime peel and ginger;
mix until dough pulls cleanly
away from sides of bowl.
Knead dough on a lightly
floured surface until smooth and
elastic, adding more bread flour,
if needed. Place dough in a
greased mixing bowl; cover loose-
ly with plastic wrap and a cloth.
Let rise in a warm place (80 to 85
degrees) about 1 hour or until
double in size.
Punch down dough several
times to remove all air bubbles.
Let rest 15 minutes. Shape into a
loaf. Place in a greased 8-1/2 x 4-
1/2 inch loaf pan. Cover; let rise
in a warm place 45 to 60 minutes
or until double in size.
Bake in a preheated 350-
degree oven 40 to 50 minutes, or
until golden and loaf sounds hol-
low when lightly tapped. Remove
form pan immediately. Let' cool
on a wire rack. Serve warm or at
room temperature.
Makes 1 loaf, about 16 slices.
To toast coconut: Spread
coconut in an ungreased pan.
Bake in a preheated 350-degree
oven 5 to 7 minutes, stirring
occasionally, or until golden
brown.


Aloha Bread
Bananas and macadamia nuts
accented with cherries make this
bread a tropical taste treat.
1-1/3 cups maraschino cher-
ries (1 10-ounce jar)
1-3/4 cups all-purpose flour
2 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/3 cup butter or margarine,
softened
2/3 cup firmly packed brown
sugar
2 eggs
1 cup mashed ripe bananas
1/2 cup chopped macadamia
nuts or walnuts
Drain maraschino cherries,
reserving 2 tablespoons juice.
Cut cherries into quarters; set
aside. Combine flour, baking
powder and salt; set aside.
Combine butter, brown sugar,
eggs and reserved cherry juice in
a large mixing bowl. Mix on
medium speed with an electric
mixer until ingredients are thor-
oughly combined. Add flour mix-
ture and mashed bananas alter-
nately, beginning and ending
with flour mixture. Stir in
drained cherries and nuts.
Lightly spray a 9x5x3-inch bak-


ing pan with non-stick cooking
spray. Spread batter evenly in
pan.
Bake in a preheated 350-
degre& oven 1 hour, or until gold-
en brown and wooden pick insert-
ed near center comes out clean.
Remove from pan; let cool on wire
rack. Store in a tightly covered
container.
Makes 1 loaf, about 16 slices.


Banana Split French Toast
Surprise your family with this
wonderful brunch entree
1 (10-ounce) jar maraschino
cherries
1 (16-ounce) loaf French bread
1 (8-ounce) package cream
cheese, softened
1/4 cup confectioners' sugar
3 eggs
2/3 cup milk
2 tablespoons butter or mar-
garine
4 large bananas
Prepared whipped topping
Chocolate-flavored syrup
Drain cherries; discard juice
or save for another use. Halve 8
cherries for garnish; set aside.
Chop remaining cherries. Cut off
and discard ends of bread; slice
remaining loaf into 16 (1/2-inch)
pieces.
Beat cream cheese and confec-
tioners' sugar at medium speed
until creamy; stir in chopped
cherries. Set aside. Blend eggs
and milk in a shallow bowl or pie
plate.
Dip bread slices in egg mix-
ture, coating both sides. Melt 1
tablespoon butter in a large skil-
let over medium heat. Cook
bread slices in batches, using
more margarine when needed.
Cook until golden, turning to
cook both sides.
Slice bananas in half length-
wise, then in half again cross-
wise. Gently
spread 2 tablespoons cream
cheese mixture onto each slice of
French toast; top
with banana quarter. Serve
topped with whipped topping,
reserved cherry halves;
drizzle with chocolate syrup.
Makes 16 slices; 8 servings.


Caramel-Cherry
Sticky Buns
12 bite-size caramel candies
3 tablespoons milk
1/2 (about 14) well-drained
maraschino cherries, halved
1/4 cup pecans, chopped
1 (12-ounce) package refriger-
ated buttermilk biscuits (10 bis-
cuits per package)
Melt caramels and cream or
milk in small heavy saucepan
over low heat, stirring constantly
until smooth. Pour caramel mix-
ture into a well-greased 9-inch
glass pie plate.
Place cherries, rounded sides
down, over caramel mixture;
sprinkle with pecans.
Separate biscuits and place
snugly in pan. Bake in a preheat-
ed 350-degree oven 22 to 25 min-
utes, or until golden brown.
Invert immediately onto serv-
ing plate, scraping any remain-
ing caramel over biscuits. Serve
warm.
Makes 10 buns.


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The Polk County Democrat


August 18, 2005


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IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF
POLK COUNTY, FLORIDA
PROBATE DIVISION
'IN RE; Estate of .
CHRISTINE SIMS,
Deceased.
File No:
05CP-1814
NOTICE OF ADMINISTRA-
I, ION.
AND NOTICE TO CREDITORS
(Testate)
The administration'of the estate
of CHRISTINE SIMS, deceased,
whose date of death was July 2,
2005, File Number 05 CP-1814. is
pending in the Circuit Court for
Polk County,'Ftorida, Probate Divi-
sion, the address of which is Post
Office Box 9000, Drawer CC-4,
Bartow, Florida 33830. The estate
is testate and the date of the Will
and any Codicils are January 4,
2000. The names and addresses
of the personal representative and
the personal representative's at-
torney are set forth below,
All interested persons on whom
a copy of this Notice of Admin-
istration is served must file any ob-
jections that challenge the validity
of the will, the. qualifications of the
personal representative; venue, or
jurisdiction of this Court, by filing a
petition or other pleading request-
ing relief with this Court, in accor-
dance with the Florida Probate
Rules, WITHIN THREE MONTHS
AFTER THE DATE OF THE
SERVICE OF A COPY OF THIS
NOTICE ON THEM.
All creditors of the decedent
and other persons having claims
or demands against decedent's
estate, including unmatured, con-
tingent or unliquidated claims, on
whorn a copy of this notice is
served must file their claims with
this Court WITHIN THE LATER.
OF 3 MONTHS AFTER THE
DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICA-
TION OF THIS NOTICE OR .30
DAYS AFTER THE DATE OF
SERVICE OF A COPY OF THIS
NOTICE ON THEM.
All other creditors of the dece-
dent and other persons having
claims or demands against the de-
cedent's estate, including unma-
tured, contingent and unliquidated
'claims, must file their claims with
this court WITHIN 3 MONTHS AF-
TER THE DATE OF THE FIRST
PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE.
ALL CLAIMS NOT SO FILED
WILL BE FOREVER BARRED.
NOTWITHTArJDrJG. THE
TfIME 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 August 11 2005
'Personal Representative:
LISA C. LELAND
320 S. Elm Road
Lakeland, Florida 33801
Attorney for Personal Representa-
tive:
Robert A. Miller, Esquire
Florida Bar No: 328911
Miller, Crosby & Miller, P.A.
Post Office Box 8169
Lakeland, Florida 33802-8169
(863) 688-7038 -
Aug. 11, 18,2005-2651


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN
AND FOR.POLK COUNTY, FLOR-
IDA
CIVIL DIVISION
IN RE: FORFEITURE OF:
TEN THOUSAND NINE HUNDRED
EIGHTY AND '00/:100 DOLLARS
($10,980.00) UNITED STATES.
CURRENCY

CASE NO.: 2005CA-002883
SECTION: 04
NOTICE .OF FORFEITURE
PROCEEDINGS
.UNKNOWN".
AND ALL OTHER PER-
SONS who,claim an interest in
the above-captioned property:
Grady Judd, as Sher-
iff of Polk County, Florida, ("
Polk County Sheriff's Office"),
gives notice of forfeiture pro-
ceedings pursuant to Sections
932.701-707, Florida Statutes,
in regard :to'. the above-de-
scribed property, ("Captioned
Property"),.. ': -
1. Captioned Property was
seized. in or near.,Winter Haven,
in Polk County, Florida.on or
about,May,26,'2005, by the
Polk CountySheriff's. Office and
Captioned Property'is presently
in the custody of .the Polk
County Sheriff's Office.-
2. Any owner, entity, bqna 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 inand for
Polk County on or about
August 3, 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 3rd day
of August. 2005..
CASSANDRA L.. DENMARK, ES-
Q U IR E .
Polk County Sheriff's Office
455 North Broadway
Bartow, Florida 33830
(863) 534-6294
Florida Bar #0553247
Aug. 11, 18, 2005-2631


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN
AND FOR POLK COUNTY,
FLORIDA
JUVENILE DIVISION
IN THE INTEREST OF:
M.S. DOB: 09/12/1996
A MINOR CHILD
.SUMMONS AND NOTICE
OF HEARING ON PETITION
FOR TERMINATION OF
PARENTAL RIGHTS
CASE NO.
JP03-613500-LD
THE STATE OF FLORIDA TO:
RONALD WATSON
(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
M.S., a female ,child born on
09/1.2/1996, to F-ITH NOVAK
and RONALD WATSON, in, Polk
County, Florida.
for subsequent adoption and
you are hereby COMMANDEDto
be and appear before the MAGIS-
TRATE ROBIN MATIS-JACKSON
at 9:00 A.M. on Wednesday,the
'28th day of September. 2005. for
this hearing at POLK COUNTY
COURTHOUSE, COURTROOM-
Juvenfle .Division.6 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. I
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-
,6eedaing I rnearipj irripaii'ed
iTTOD; 1-800-.955'871, .:.r V,.u':e ti')
-8bo-955-8170, via'Florida' Relay
Service." ...
RICHARD M. WEISS, CLERK
By Debbie Stinson
as his Deputy Clerk
(CLERK'S SEAL)
Aug. 4, 11,18,25, 2005-2554


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT
OF THE 10TH JUDICIAL
CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR
POLK COUNTY,. FLORIDA
CIVIL DIVISION
US BANK, N.A. SUCCESSOR BY-
FIRSTAR BANK, N.A. SUCCES-
SOR TO MERGER TO STAR'
BANK, N.A., '
Plaintiff, :
vs.
ANNETTE P GR'EErjE "."" AN-'
NETTE PEHRE Z' REEilE, ET AL;
Defendants
CASE NO.:
53-2005-CA-2764
NOTICE OF ACTION
TO: UNKNOWN HEIRS, BENE-
FICIARIES, DEVISEES, ASSIGN-
EES, LIENORS. CREDITORS,
TRUSTEES AND ALL OTHERS
WHO MAY CLAIM AN INTEREST
IN THE ESTATE OF GLADYS H.
APANG, DECEASED
1K/A 334 VIA DEL SOL DAVEN-
PORT FL 33837
YOU ARE NOTIFIED' that an
action for Foreclosure of Mortgage
on the -.:.I.:..r.., described prop-
erty:
LOT 11 OF LOMA DEL
SOL, ACCORDING 'TO
THE PLAT THEREOF,
AS RECORDED IN PLAT
BOOK 94, AT PAGE
46, OF THE PUBLIC
RECORDS OF POLK.
COUNTY, FLORIDA..
has been filed against you and
you are required to serve a copy
of your written defenses, if any,
to it on Marshall C ..Watson,
P.A., Attorney for .Plaintiff,
whose address is 1800, NW
49TH STREET, SUITE 120, FT.
LAUDERDALE FL 33309 on or
before September 16 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 immedi-
ately thereafter; otherwise a de-
fault will be entered against you
for the relief demanded in the
complaint..
In accordance with the Ameri-
cans with Disabilities Act, per-
sons with disabilities needing a
special accommodatiorn.to par-
ticipate in this proceeding
should contact the Clerk of the
Circuit Court at the Polk County
Courthouse, First Floor, 255
North Broadway, Bartow, FL
33830, Phone (863) 534-
4488 not later than seven days
prior to such proceeding.
WITNESS my hand and the
seal of this Court this 12th day of
Auaust, 2005.
Richard M Weiss
As Clerk of the Court
By /s/ Shirley Deschamps
As Deputy Clerk
(SEAL)
Aug. 18, 25, 2005-2705


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bargian, read the classified!


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IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
,TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF
FLORIDA, IN AND FOR POLK
COUNTY
CIVIL DIVISION
MORTGAGE ELECTRONIC REG-
ISTRATION SYSTEMS, INC.,
Plaintiff
vs.
DONALD H. GARRETT, THE
CITY OF WINTER HAVEN, A
FLORIDA MUNICIPAL CORPO-
RATION, and UNKNOWN. TEN-
ANTS/OWNERS,
Defendants.
CASE NO:
53-2005-CA-000660-0000-LK
Division: 04
NOTICE OF SALE
Notice is hereby given, pursu-
ant to Final Judgment of Foreclo-
sure for Plaintiff entered in this
.cause on July 29, 2005, in the Cir-
cuit Court of Polk County, 'Florida,
I will sell the property situated in
Polk County, Florida described as:
LOT 22 IN BLOCK '!B" OF
PINE CREST HEIGHTS, AC.
CORDING TO THE MAP OR
PLAT THEREOF, RE-
CORDED IN PLAT BOOK 13,
PAGE 31, OF THE PUBLIC
RECORDS OF POLK
COUNTY, FLORIDA.
and commonly known as: 415
Avenue J S.E., at public sale, to
the highest and best bidder, for
cash, in the East Corridor, first
floor, Polk County Courthouse,
255 North Broadway, Bartow,
Polk County, Florida will be held
at 9:00 o'clock, A.M., on Sep:
tember 2., 2005.
All sales are to be held at the east
end of the east corridor, first floor,
.of the Polk County Courthouse lo-
cated at 255 North Broadway Ave-
nue, Bartow, Florida. Please note
that the main entrance is located
on Church Street. No entry is pos-
sible from Broadway Avenue. In
the event any temporary change is
necessary, the Clerk will post a "
Notice of Change" at the sale loca-
tion directing the bidders to the
temporary sale location.
If you are a person with a dis-
ability who needs any accom-
modation in order to partici-
pate in this proceeding, you are
entitled, at no cost to you, to
the provision of certain assis-
tance. Please contact the Of-
fice of the Court Administrator,
(863) 534-4690, within two
(2) working days of your re-
ceipit of this notice;.if-you.,ace
J.earingQor.,voice, impaired, call
(TDD) (86-3) '534-7777,-or
Florida Relay Service 711. '
DATED this 1st day of August,
2005.
RICHARD M. WEISS
Clerk of the Circuit Court
By: /p/ Tamika Joiner
Deputy Clerk
(Seal)
Aug. 11, 18, 2005-2622






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, Wihter Ha-
ven, Florida 33881, any un-
known, heirs, spouses, dei-',
sees, grantee- grantee
creditors or omiiir ip.jrihc
claiming through ir, ie i :.r ,n,
interest in the property herein
described;.
Lot 43, HONEYTREE, accord-
ing to the, plat thereof, re-
corded in PlatBook 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, 1,akeland, Florida 33803,'on
or before September 5 2005 and
file the original with thie 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: L/STfrea .Nelson
I; ,uty C ;
(Seal)
July 28, Aug. 4, 11, 18, 2005-2471


West Point, NY
10996
ANDRE GENE LA
TASTE
109 Wyoming Street
Tfavis AFB, CA 94535
Attorney for Co-Personal Repre-
sentatives:
J. Ross Macbeth
Florida Bar No. 0186278
2543 U.S. 27 South
Sebring, FL 33870-2125
Telephone: (863) 385-7600
Aug. 11, 18, 25, 2005-2638


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If you are a person with a disability
who needs any accommodation in
order to participate .in this pro-
ceeding, you are entitled, at no
cost.to you, to the provision of cer-
tain assistance. Please contact the
Office of the Court Administrator,
(863) 534-4690, within two (2)
working days of your receipt of this
notice of hearing; if you are hear-
ing or voice impaired, call TDD
(863) 534-7777 or Florida Relay
Service (800) 955-8770.
Dated this 3rd day of August,
2.0Q5.
RICHARD M. WEISS
AS CLERK OF THE COURI
By. /s/Tamika Joiner
L)J )UiyV Lilk
(Seal)
Aug 11. 18. 2005-2618


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN
AND FOR POLK COUNTY,
FLORIDA
JAMES J. HOLLOWAY and SU-
SAN J. HOLLOWAY,
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, or
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, ,
Defenridants.

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, lienors,
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 34451-
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
800d-55-8770.' ,' ," s .'"' :..; "
200.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 TENTH JUDICIAL CIR-
CUIT COURT IN AND FOR POLK
COUNTY, FLORIDA PROBATE
DIVISION
IN'RE: ESTATE OF
GENE A. LA TASTE,
DECEASED.
File No.
05-CP-1789
NOTICE TO CREDITORS.,
The administration of the estate
of Gene A. La Taste,' deceased.
whose date of death was July 5,
2005, and whose Social Security
number is 420-40-4441, is pend-
ing in the Circuit Court for Polk
County, Florida, Probate Division
the mailing address of'which is
P.O. Box 9000, Drawer CC-4, Bar-
tow, FL,.33831, and the physical
address of which.is 255 N. ,Broad-
way, Bartow, Florida'33831. The
names'and addresses of the Co-
Personal Representatives and the
Co-Personal Representatives' at-
torney are set forth below.
All creditors of the decedent
and other persons having claims
or demands against debedent's
estate on whom a copy of this no-
tice is required to be served, imust
file their claims with this Court
WITHIN ,THE' LATER OF 3
MONTHS AFTER THlE TIME OF
THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF.
THIS NOTICE OR 30 DAYS AF-
TER THE DATE OF SERVICE OF
A COPY OF THIS NOTICE ON
THEM.
All other creditors of the dece-
dent and persons having claims or
demands against decedent's es-
tate must file their claims with this
court WITHIN THE 3 MONTHS
AFTER THE DATE OF THE
FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS
NOTICE.
ALL CLAIMS NOT SO FILED
WITHIN THE TIME PERIODS
SET FORTH IN SECTION
733.702 OF THE FLORIDA PRO-
BATE CODE WILL BE FOREVER
BARRED.
NOTWITHSTANDING THE
TIME PERIOD SET FORTH
ABOVE, ANY CLAIM FILED TWO
(2) YEARS OR MORE AFTER
THE DECEDENT'S DATE OF
DEATH IS BARRED.
The date of the first publication
of this Notice is August 11, 2005.
Co-Personal Representatives'
LAURA JEFFREY
413-B Merritt Road


00 You are required to serve a
copy of your written defenses, if
any, to it on Stephen M. Knapp,
Attorney at Law, Plaintiff's attor-
ney, whose address is Post Office
Box 6422 Lakeland, FL 33807-
6422, on or before September 12
2005, and file the original with the
clerk of this court either before
service on petitioner's attorney or
immediately thereafter; otherwise
a default will be entered against
you for the relief demanded in tne
complaint or petition.
DATED on Auqust 5 2005
RICHARD M. WEISS
As Clerk of the Court
By: /s/ Teresa Nelson
As Deputy Clerk
Apr. 11, 18, 25. Sept. 1.
2005-2615


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN
AND FOR POLK COUNTY, FLOR-
IDA
CIVIL DIVISION
IN RE: FORFEITURE OF:
SIX HUNDRED SIXTY AND
00/100 DOLLARS ($660.00)
UNITED STATES CURRENCY

CASE NO.: 2005CA-002984
SECTION: 11
NOTICE OF FORFEITURE

Michael Moore
222 Valencia Street
Bartow, FL 33830
AND ALLD OTHER PER-
SONS who claim an interest in
the above-captioned property:
Grady Judd, as Sher-
iff of Polk County, Florida, ("
Polk County Sheriff's Office"),
gives notice of forfeiture pro-
ceedings pursuant to Sections
932.701-707, Florida Statutes,
in regard to the above-de-
scribed property ("Captioned
Property").
1. Captioned Property was
seized in or near Lake Wales, in
Polk County, Florida on or
about June 29, 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
August 10, 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 August 2005.
CASSANDRA L. DENMARK, ES-
QUIRE.
Polk County Sheriff's Office
455 North Broadway
Bartow, Florida 33830
(863) 534-6294
Florida-Bar #0553247
Aug. 18, 25, 2005-2712





NOTICE OF SALE
Personal Property in the following
units will be sold to satisfy rental
liens in accordance with Florida
Statute Section 83.801 through
83.809. Contents may include
household items, clothing, closed
cartons, etc. The sell will take
place at Convenient Mini Storage,
1915 Highway 17/98 N., Ft. Me-
ade, FL on August 26, 2005 at
11:00 A.M.
Unit 20 Richard Esquivel
Unit 30 Joshua Hammond
Unit 33 Nedra Lomax
Unit 37 James Kellv
Unit 38 La ::-r, _.:,.-
Unit'48 Frank Town
Unit 62 Dallas Moses, Sr.
Aug. 11, 18, 25, 2005-2656






IN THE CIRCUIT COURT IN AND
FOR POLK COUNTY, FLORIDA
Green Tree Servicing, LLC suc-
cessor service to GreenPoint
Credit, LLC, a corporation,
Plaintiff,
vs
Fred H. Brown, Tina M. Brown,
IF LIVING, AND IF DECEASED,
THEIR UNKNOWN SPOUSES,
HEIRS, DEVISEES, GRANTEES,
CREDITORS, AND ALL OTHER
PARTIES CLAIMING BY,
THROUGH, UNDER OR AGAINST
THEM; W.S. BADCOCK CORPO-
RATION; Zachery Ellis as John
Doe and Fawn Ellis and Jane
Doe, AND ANY OTHER
PERSONS) IN POSSESSION OF
THE SUBJECT REAL PROPERTY
WHOSE REAL NAMES ARE UN-
CERTAIN,
Defendants
CASE NO. :
2005-CA-1 306
NOTICE OF SALE
Notice is hereby given that, pur-
suant to an order, or a final judg-
ment of foreclosure entered in the
above-captioned action, I will sell
the property situated in Polk
County, Florida, described as:.
Lot 24, WOODHAVEN, an
unrecorded subdivision, Polk
County, Florida, being more
particularly described as fol-
lows:
The North 330 feet of the
East 1/2 of the SE 1/4 of
Section 17, Township 29
South, Range 23 East;. LESS
AND EXCEPT the East 1155
feet thereof; subject to an
easement for road purposes
over the South 30 feet
thereof and subject to
easement for drainage, bri-
dle path and utilities inclu-
sive over the North 15 feet
and the West 10 feet
thereof.
INCLUDING the following
Manufactured Mobile Home:
2000 General Manufactured
24 x 52, Serial Numbers:
GMHGA6469900495A &
GMHGA6469900495B.
at public sale, to the highest and
best bidder for cash, at the east
end of the east corridor, first floor,
of the Polk County Courthouse lo-
cated at 255 N. Broadway Ave-
nue, Bartow, Florida, at 9:00 a.m
on September 1, 2005.


YEARS OR MORE AFTER
THE DECEDENT'S DATE
OF DEATH IS BARRED.
The date of first publication
of this Notice is August 11
2005.
Personal Representative:
KELLEY JOANNE STINEHELFER
1846 Rhoda Avenue
Columbus, OH 4321 2
Attorney for Personal Representa-
tive:
THE SMITH LAW GROUP,, P.A.
DOUGLAS H. SMITH, Esquire
Attorney for Kelley Joanne Stine-
helfer
Florida Bar No. 0165315
Post Office Box 1145
Lake Alfred, Florida 33850-1145
Telephone: (863) 956-1119
Aug. 11, 18, 2005-2640


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
10TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF
FLORIDA, IN AND FOR POLK
COUNTY
UNION PLANTERS BANK, N.A.
D/B/A REGIONS MORTGAGE
F/K/A REAL ESTATE FINANC-
ING, INC.
-vs-
NANCY K. HESTER; AAMES
CAPITAL CORPORATION D/B/A
AAMES HOME LOAN; ARISTAR
MORTGAGE COMPANY; UN-
KNOWN PARTIES IN POSSES-
SION #1; UNKNOWN PARTIES
IN POSSESSION #2; IF LIVING,
AND ALL UNKNOWN PARTIES
CLAIMING BY, THROUGH, UN-
DER AND AGAINST THE ABOVE
NAMED DEFENDANTS) WHO
ARE NOT KNOWN TO BE DEAD
OR ALIVE, WHETHER SAID UN-
KNOWN PARTIES MAY CLAIM
AN INTEREST AS SPOUSES,
HEIRS, DEVISEES, GRANTEES,
OR OTHER CLAIMANTS,.
DEFENDANTS.
NO. 05-CA-1918
Division#: 4
NOTICE OF SALE
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN
pursuant to an Order of Final
Judgment of Foreclosure dated
July 29, 2005, entered in Civil
Case No. 05-CA-1918 of the Cir-
cuit Court of the 10TH Judicial Cir-
cuit in and for POLK County, Flor-
ida, wherein UNION PLANTERS
BANK, N.A. D/B/A REGIONS
MORTGAGE F/K/A REAL ES-
TATE FINANCING, INC., Plaintiff
and NANCY K. HESTER are de-
fendant(s), I will sell to the highest
and best bidder for cash, AT THE
EAST END OF THE EAST COR-
RIDOR, FIRST FLOOR, POLK
COUNTY COURTHOUSE, 255
NORTH BROADWAY AVENUE,
BARTOW, FLORIDA, AT 9:00 AM,
MAIN ENTRANCE IS ON
CHURCH STREET, NO ENTRY
AVAILABLE ON BROADWAY
AVE. at 9:00 a.m. August 29,
2005, the following described
property as set forth in said Final
Judgment, to-wit:
COMMENCE AT THE
SOUTHEAST CORNER OF
LOT 75 OF INWOOD UNIT
NUMBER FIVE, ACCORDING
TO PLAT THEREOF RE-
CORDED IN PLAT BOOK 14,
PAGES 1 AND 1A, RUN
THENCE SOUTH 89 DE-
GREES 11 MINUTES WEST,
77.04 FEET ALONG THE '
SOUTH LOT LINE TO THE
POINT OF BEGINNING,
THENCE NORTH 00 DE-
GREES 49 MINUTES WEST,
79.18 FEET TO THE NORTH
LINE OF THE SOUTH 24
FEET OF LOT 74, THENCE
SOUTH 89 DEGREES 11
MINUTES WEST, 132.45
FEET TO THE NORTHWEST
CORNER OF THE SOUTH 24
FEET OF LOT 74, THENCE
SOUTH 25 DEGREES 08
MINUTES EAST, 84.0 FEET
ALONG THE WEST LINE OF
LOT 75, THENCE NORTH 89
DEGREES 11 MINUTES
EAST, 97.96 FEET TO THE
POINT OF BEGINNING,
LESS AND EXCEPT THAT
PARCEL OF LAND OUTSIDE
A 10 FOOT RADIUS IN THE
SOUTHWEST CORNER OF
LOT 75 FOR STREET PURa-
POSES, PUBLIC RECORDS
OF POLK COUNTY, FLOR-
IDA.
All sales are to be held at the east
end of the east corridor, first floor.
of the Polk County Courthouse lo-
cated at 255 North Broadway Ave-
nue, Bartow. Florida. Please note
that the main entrance is located
on Church Street. No entry is pos-
sible from Broadway Avenue. In
the event any temporary change is
necessary, the Clerk will post a "
Notice of Change" at the sale loca-
tion directing the bidders to the
temporary sale location. ,
If you are a person with a disability
who needs any accommodation in
order to participate in this pro-
ceeding, you are entitled, at no
cost to you, to the provision of cer-
tain assistance. Please contact the
Office of the Court Administrator,
(863) 534-4690, within two (2)
working days of your receipt of this
notice; if you are hearing or voice
impaired, call (TDD) (863) 534-
7777, or Florida Relay Service
711.
DATED at BARTOW this 2nd
day of August, 2005.
RICHARD M. WEISS
CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT
COURT
POLK County, Florida
By: /s/ Yvette Johnson
Deputy Clerk
(Court Seal)
Aug. 11, 18, 2005-2619





IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN
AND FOR POLK COUNTY,
FLORIDA
BILLY J. WOODHAM
PLAINTIFF
vs
IRA WAYNE BURCHFIELD
DONNA BURCHFIELD
f/n/a DONNA TROTTER
TAMERON
MARTHA NEWKIRK
TRANSSOUTH MORTGAGE
CORP,
DEFENDANT.
/
CASE NO:
53-2005CA-002517-0000-00
NOTICE OF ACTION
TO: IRA WAYNE
BURCHFIELD, HIS HEIRS,
SUCCESSORS AND/OR
ASSIGNS AND OTHER IN-
TERESTED PARTY ON BE-
HALF OF IRA WAYNE
BURCHFIELD
YOU ARE HEREBY NOTIFIED
that an action to Quiet Title has
been filed against and is pending
in the County Court for Polk
County, Florida, Civil Division,
Case No. 53-2005-002517-0000-


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT IN AND
FOR POLK COUNTY, FLORIDA
DEUTSCHE BANK NATIONAL
TRUST COMPANY, AS TRUS-
TEE OF AMERIQUEST MORT-
GAGE SECURITIES INC., ASSET
BACKED PASS-THROUGH CER-
TIFICATES, SERIES 2004-R3
UNDER THE POOLING & SERV-
ICING AGREEMENT DATED AS
OF APRIL 1, 2004, WITHOUT RE-
COURSE,
Plaintiff,
vs.
DAVID R. LANGOHR; LEAH E.
BROWN; UNKNOWN SPOUSE
OF DAVID R. LANGOHR; UN-
KNOWN SPOUSE OF LEAH E.
BROWN; UNKNOWN TENANT I;
UNKNOWN TENANT II; ASSET
ACCEPTANCE CORP., A WITH-
DRAWN CORPORATION; CODE
ENFORCEMENT BOARD FOR
THE CITY OF LAKELAND, A MU-
NICIPAL CORPORATION OF
THE STATE OF FLORIDA, and
any unknown heirs, devisees,
grantees, creditors, and other un-
known persons or unknown
spouses claiming by, through and
under any of the above-named
Defendants,
Defendants.

CASE NO.:
53-2004-CA-4942-WH-11
AMENDED NOTICE OF
FORECLOSURE SALE
NOTICE is hereby given that
the undersigned Clerk of the Cir-
cuit Court of Polk County, Florida,
will on the 29th day of August.
2005, at 9:00 o'clock A.M., at the
East corridor, first floor, 255 N.
Broadway in Bartow, Florida
33830 offer for sale and sell at
public outcry to the highest and
best bidder for cash, the following-
described property situate in Polk
County, Florida:
Lot 17 and West 1/2 of LOT
18 in BLOCK "B" of DIXIE-
LAND ADDITION TO LAKE-
LAND, FLORIDA, according
to the Plat thereof, recorded
in Plat Book 1, Page 67,
Public Records of Polk
County, Florida.
pursuant to the Final Judg-
ment entered in a case
pending in said Court, the
style of which is indicated
above.,
All sales are to be held at the
east end of the east corridor,
first floor, of the Polk County
Courthouse located at 255
North Broadway Avenue, Bar-'
tow, Florida. Please note that
the main entrance is located
on Church Street. No entry is
possible from Broadway Ave-
nue. In the event any tempo-
rary change is necessary, the
Clerk will post a "Notice of
Change" at the sale location
directing the bidders to the
temporary sale location.
If you are a person with a
disability who needs any ac-
commodation in order to
participate in this proceed-
ing, you are entitled, at no
cost to you, to the provi-
sion of certain assistance.
Please contact the Office of
the Court Administrator,
(863) 534-4690, within
two (2) working days of
your receipt of this notice;
if you are hearing or voice
impaired, call (TDD) (863)
534-7777, or Florida Relay
Service 800-955-8770.
WITNESS my hand and offi-
cial seal of said Court this
28th day of July, 2005.
Richard M. Weiss
CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT
COURT
BY: /s/ Felicia Borders
Deputy Clerk
(Court Seal)
Aug. 11, 18, 2005-2627




IN THE CIRCUIT COURT
FOR POLK COUNTY,
FLORIDA
PROBATE DIVISION
IN RE: ESTATE OF
JUDITH A. STINEHELFER,
Deceased.
FILE NO.
05CP-1 777
NOTICE TO CREDITORS
The administration of the es-
tate of JUDITH A. STINE-
HELFER, deceased, whose
date of death was June 17,
2005, is pending in the Circuit
Court for Polk County, Florida,
Probate Division, the address of
which is P. O0. Box 9000,
Drawer CC-4, Bartow, Florida
33831-9000. The names and
addresses of the Personal rep-
resentative and the Personal
representative's attorney are
set forth below.
All creditors of the decedent
and other persons having
claims or demands against de-
cedent's estate on whom a
copy of this notice 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 de-
cedent and other persons hav-
ing claims or demands against
the decedent'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 FILED
WITHIN THE TIME PERI-
ODS SET FORTH IN SEC-
TION 733.702, FLORIDA
PROBATE CODE, WILL BE
FOREVER BARRED.
NOTWITHSTANDING
THE TIME PERIOD SET
FORTH ABOVE, ANY
CLAIM FILED TWO (2)


NOTICE OF PUBLIC SALE
OR AUCTION
Notice of public sale or auc-
tion of the contents of the fol-
lowing located at 2099 42nd
Street, N.W., Winter Haven,
Florida 33881.
Sale date: August 25, 2005
Time: 10:00 a.m.
The unit numbers, name of
tenant, and general description
of the personal property con-
tained in the unit are as fol-
lows:
G-102/111 Aritta Hopper
1 Double Bed, 2 Single Box
Springs & Mattress's With Rails,
3 Chest of Drawers, 1 Couch, 1
Bed Frame, Rocking Chair, Baby
Walker, Fan, Plastic Storage
Box's
Misc. Household Items
G-104 Tina Kennedy/Steve
Jones
4 Computer Monitors, 2 Com-
puters, Box Computer Compo-
nents, Hard Drives, etc Golf
Clubs and Bag, Suitcase, Misc
Toys, Set Collier Encyclopedia
SALES ARE BEING MADE TO
SATISFY LANDLORD LIEN.
Items may be viewed be-
tween 9:00 AM and 5:30 PM
Monday through Friday, prior to
sale date.
For information contact: Man-
ley Lawson, 2099 42nd Street,
N.W., Winter Haven, Florida
33881
Phone (863) 967-6869
Aug. 11, 18, 2005-2634


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, Robert Fricke, 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
September 9, 2005, the mat-
ter of the Administrative Com-
plaint will be presented at an
ensuing meeting of the Board
of Nursing in an informal pro-
ceeding.
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-
8126, 1-800-955-8771 (TDD)
or 1-800-955-8770(V), via
Florida Relay Service.
Aug. 11, 18, 25, Sept. 1,
2005-2629


NOTICE OF ACTION
BEFORE THE BOARD OF
NURSING
IN RE: The license to practice
Nursing of
Priscilla Davis, C.N.A.
1 507 A Kennedy Boulevard
Lakeland, Florida 33805
AND
3520 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 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
September 9, 2005, the, mat-
ter of the Administrative Com-
plaint will be presented at an
ensuing meeting of the Board
of Nursing in an informal pro-
ceeding.
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-
8126, 1-800-955-8771 (TDD)
or 1-800-955-8770(V), via
Florida Relay Service.
Aug. 11, 18, 25, Sept. 1,
2005-2630


NOTICE OF ACTION
BEFORE THE BOARD OF
NURSING
IN RE: The license to practice
Nursing of
Debra Wilkins, C.N.A.
1632 West State Road 60
Lake Wales, Florida 33853
CASE NO.: 2003-
12616
LICENSE NO.: CX7*****
7425
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


tion directing the bidders to the
temporary sale location.
If you are a person with disabilities
who needs any accommodation in
order to participate in this pro-
ceeding, you are entitled at no
cost to you, to the provision of cer-
tain assistance. Please contact the
Office of the Court Administrator,
(863) 534-4690, within two (2)
working days of your receipt of this
notice; if you are hearing or voice
impaired, call TDD (863) 534-7777
or Florida Relay Services 711.
Dated this 10th day of August.
2005.
RICHARD M WEISS
Clerk Of The Circuit Court
By: /s/ Tamika Joiner
Deputy Clerk
(Seal)
Aug. 18, 25, 2005-2709


4B


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT
OF THE 10TH JUDICIAL
CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR
POLK COUNTY, FLORIDA
CIVIL DIVISION
JPMORGAN CHASE BANK AS
TRUSTEE,
Plaintiff,
vs.
SHERRY L. DAVIDSON, et al,
Defendants.
CASE NO.:
53-2005-CA-002020-0000-SEC-
04
NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE
SALE
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN
pursuant to a Final Jud ment of
Foreclosure dated the 22-h day of
July, 2005, and entered in Case
No. 53-2005-CA-002020-0000-
SEC-04, of the Circuit Court of the
10TH Judicial Circuit in and for
Polk County, Florida, wherein
JPMORGAN CHASE. BANK AS
TRUSTEE is the Plaintiff and
SHERRY L. DAVIDSON; DAVID
J. DAVIDSON; JOHN DOE; JANE
DOE AS UNKNOWN TENANTS)
IN POSSESSION OF THE SUB-
JECT PROPERTY are defen-
dants. I will sell to the highest and
best bidder for cash at the EAST
END OF THE EAST CORRIDOR,
1ST FLOOR, POLK COUNTY
COURTHOUSE, 255 N BROAD-
WAY, BARTOW, FLORIDA (EN-
TRY ON CHURCH STREET), at
the Polk County Courthouse, in
BARTOW, Florida, at 9:00 a.m. on
the 2nd day of September 2005
the following described property
as set forth in said Final Judg-
ment, to wit:
LOT 7, BLOCK 4, SUNSHINE
ACRES, ACCORDING TO
THE PLAT THEREOF, RE-
CORDED IN PLAT BOOK 41,
PAGE 35, OF THE PUBLIC
RECORDS OF POLK
COUNTY, FLORIDA.
All sales are to be held at the east
end of the east corridor, first floor,
of the Polk County Courthouse lo-
cated at 255 North Broadway Ave-
nue, Bartow, Florida. Please note
that the main entrance is located
on Church Street. No entry is pos-
sible from Broadway Avenue. In
the event any temporary change is
necessary, the Clerk will post a "
Notice of Change" at the sale loca-
tion directing the bidders to the
temporary sale location.
If you are a person with disabilities
who needs any accommodation in
order to participate in this pro-
ceeding, you are entitled at no
cost to you, to the provision of cer-
tain assistance. Please contact the
Office of the Court Administrator,
(863) 534-4690, within two (2)
working days of your receipt of this
notice; if you are hearing or voice
impaired, call TDD (863) 534-7777
or Florida Relay Services 711.
Dated' this 1st day of August,
2005.
RICHARD M WEISS
Clerk Of The Circuit Court
By: /s/ Tamika Joiner
Deputy Clerk
(Seal)
Aug. 11, 18, 200.5-2621






IN THE CIRCUIT, COURT
OF THE 10TH JUDICIAL
CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR
POLK COUNTY, FLORIDA
CIVIL DIVISION
U.S. BANK NATIONAL ASSOCIA-
TION, AS TRUSTEE FOR THE
HOLDERS OF THE CFSB MORT-
GAGE PASS-THROUGH CER-
TIFICATES SERIES 2001-HE30,
Plaintiff,
vs.
LESLIE F. SPENCER, et al,
Defendants.
CASE NO.:
53-2005-CA-001978-0000-SEC-
11
NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE
SALE
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN
pursuant to a Final Judgment of
Foreclosure dated the 2i day of.
August 2005, and entered in
Case No. 53-2005-CA-001978-
0000-SEC-11, of the Circuit Court
of the 10TH Judicial Circuit in and
for Polk County, Florida, wherein
U.S. BANK NATIONAL ASSOCIA-
TION, AS TRUSTEE FOR THE
HOLDERS OF THE QFSB MORT-
GAGE PASS-THROUGH CER-
TIFICATES SERIES 2001-HE30 is
the Plaintiff and LESLIE F.
SPENCER; JANDI L. SPENCER;
JOHN DOE; JANE DOE AS UN-
KNOWN TENANTS) IN POS-
SESSION OF THE SUBJECT
PROPERTY are defendants. I will
sell to the highest and best bidder
for cash at the EAST END OF
THE EAST CORRIDOR, 1ST.
FLOOR, POLK COUNTY COURT-
HOUSE, 255 N BROADWAY,
BARTOW, FLORIDA (ENTRY ON
CHURCH STREET), at the Polk
County Courthouse, in BARTOW,
Florida, at 9:00 a.m. on the 13th
day of September 2005 the fol-
lowing described property as set
forth in said Final Judgment, to
wit:
LOT 13, MEADOW RIDGE
ESTATES PHASE II, AS PER
PLAT THEREOF, RE-
CORDED IN PLAT BOOK 97,
PAGE 1, OF THE PUBLIC
RECORDS OF POLK
COUNTY, FLORIDA, TO-
GETHER WITH A 1999 DOU-
BLE WIDE MOBILE HOME
WITH VIN#'S FLA14614635A,
FLA14614635B AND TITLE
#'S 0080517298,
0080517365.
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-


you concerning in the above by
September 9, 2005, the mat-
ter of the Administrative Com-
plaint will be presented at an
ensuing meeting of the Board
of Nursing in an informal pro-
ceeding.
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-
8126, 1-800-955-8771 (TDD)
or 1-800-955-8770(V), via
Florida Relay Service.
Aug. 11, 18, 25, Sept. 1,
2005-2632









August 18,. 2005


The Polk County Democrat


El I ntum


POLK COUNTY'
BOARD OF COUNTY
COMMISSIONERS
POLK COUNTY, a political sub-
division of the State of Florida,
Petitioner,
vs.
ROBERT SEYMOUR AND LOU-
ELLA M. SEYMOUR,
Respondent(s)J.
COMPLAINT NO.
CE 05-2860 NT DM
NOTICE OF DEMOLITION
TO: ROBERT SEYMOUR,
whose last known ad-
dress was 4061 LUPINE
PASS, LAKE WALES, FL
33898-1616, LOUELLA
M. SEYMOUR, whose, last
known address was
4061 LUPINE PASS,
LAKE WALES, FL 33898-
1 61 6 and any successors In
interest to the below described
property
RE: Structure(s) being situ-
ated on a parcel described as:
LOT 19, BLOCK A, CLASCO
RIDGE ESTATES, ACCORDING
TO MAP OR PLAT THEREOF AS
RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 83,
PAGE 17, OF THE PUBLIC RE-
CORDS OF POLK COUNTY,
FLORIDA.
TAKE NOTICE that pursu-
ant to Polk County Ordinance
90-17, the Director of the Polk
County Building Division has de-
termined that the structures)
referenced above are dilapi-
dated structures) as defined in
the Ordindnce. The struc-
ture(s) must be demol-
ished and the debris
must be. removed to an
authorized landfill or
the structures) must
be substantially repaired
within' thirty (30) days
after this notice has
been served. In order to
repair or demolish struc-
tures other than mobile
homes, you must first
obtain a building or
demolition permit from
the Building Depart-
ment.
If a building or demolition per-
mit is required, you are still
bound by the thirty (30) day
time period required herein.
Your time to demolish or repair is
not extended by the six (6) month
period allowed in the Building De-
partment permits for exercise of
said permits. You must call the
Community Development Spe-
cialist II when (he structure hqs
been'lsubstantially repaired or
demolished.
If the dilapidated structures)
are not demolished or substan-
tially repaired as set Forth
above within thirty (30) days,
the structures) shall be demol-
ished by Polk County.
Should you fail to demolish or sub-
stantially repair the dilapidated
structures) within the 30 day time
period, please be advised that you
may wish to remove all personal
property and site improvements
from -the subject property. The
cost of the demolition and re-
moval of debris shall be as-
sessed against the property
owners and Imposed as a' lien
against the real property. If not
satisfied, the lien may be fore-
closed after a period of two
years in the manner provided in
Chapter 173, Florida Statutes.
The thirty day time period may
be enlarged by the Demolition
Coordinator in writing for good
cause shown. In order to re-
ceive an extension of time, you
must contact the Building Divi-
sion immediately upon receipt
of this Notice. A verbal' exten-
sion of time is not sufficient to
enlarge the time period and will
not protect your rights.
Note: IT Polk Courity. or a vendor
under conriraci from Polk County,
demolishes above said property,
the demolition, will include the re-
moval of all ,signs of human habi-
tation. This includes debris, trash (
excluding hazardous materials),
tires,. building materials, septic
tanks, all structures, primary struc-
ture, sheds, garages, doghouses,
etc.; slabs, footers, driveways (up
to the road), and all fences ',:epi
those which divide the property
from an adjoining property). The
property will be brought to a rake-
site basis'. :l iher are any qu'.-
tions ato whale Ti- demoii-,n wii
include -a the owners responri-
oility to conaci i he Demoii,:'nr De
apartment lor clarity
Any questions regarding this No
hice of Demoliion may De drec.ed
to me Ioll'w rng
Tanya.L. Tucker,. Comrmu-
nity Development Specialist-

Housing and Neighborhood

P.O.' Box '9005, Drawer
HS04
Bartow, Florida 33831-
9005 ;
(863)'534-5257
Dated this 12th day of August,
2005.
Tanya L. Tucker, Comrmunr:,
Development Specialist ii
P.O. Box 9005,'Drawer HS04
Bartow, Florida 33831-9005
(863) 534-5257
Aug. 11, 18,2005-2653


POLK COUNTY
BOARD OF COUNTY
COMMISSIONERS
POLK COUNTY, a political sub-
division of the State of Florida,
Petitioner,
vs.
ROBERT SEYMOUR AND LOU-
ELLA M. SEYMOUR,
Respondent(s)J
COMPLAINT NO.
CE 05-2054 NT DM
NOTICE OF DEMOLITION
TO: ROBERT SEYMOUR,
whose last known ad-
dress was 4061 LUPINE
PASS, LAKE WALES, FL
33898-1616, LOUELLA
M. SEYMOUR, whose last
koown address was
4061 LUPINE PASS,
LAKE WALES, FL 33898-
1 6 16 and any successors in
interest to the below described
property
RE: Structure(s) being situ-
ated on a parcel described as:
LOT 17, BLOCK A, CLASCO
RIDGE ESTATES, ACCORDING
TO MAP OR PLAT THEREOF AS
RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 83,
PAGE 17, OF THE PUBLIC RE-
CORDS OF POLK COUNTY,
FLORIDA.
TAKE NOTICE that pursu-
ant to Polk County Ordinance
90-17, the Director of the Polk
County Building Division has de-
termined that the structures)
referenced above are dilapi-
dated structures) as defined in
the Ordinance. The struc-
ture(s) must be demol-
ished and the debris
must be removed to an
authorized landfill or
the structures) must
be substantially repaired
within thirty (30) days
after this notice has
been served. In order to
repair or demolish struc-
tures other than mobile
homes, you must first
obtain a building or
demolition permit from
the Building Depart-
ment.
If a building or demolition per-
mit is required, you are still
bound by the thirty (30) day
time period required herein.
Your time to demolish or repair is
not extended by the six (6) month
period allowed in the Building De-
partment permits for exercise of
said permits. You must call the
Community Development Spe-
cialist II when the structure has
been substantially repaired or
demolished ..
If the dilapidated structures)
are not demolished or substan-
tially repaired as set Forth
above within thirty (30) days,
the structures) shall be demol-
ished by Polk Cponty.
Should you fail to demolish or sub-
stantially repair the dilapidated
structures) within the 30 day time
period, please be advised that you
may wish to remove all personal
property and site improvements
from the subject property: The,
cost of the demolition and re-
moval of debris shall be as-
sessed against the. property
owners and imposed as a lien
against the real property. If not
satisfied, the lien may be fore-
closed after a period of two
'years in the manner provided in
Chapter 173, Florida Statutes.
The thirty day time period may
be enlarged by the Demolition
Coordinator in writing for good
cause shown. In order to re-
ceive an extension of time, you
must contact the Building Divi-
sion Immediately upon receipt
of this Notice. A verbal exten-
sion of time is not sufficient to
enlarge the time period and will
not protect your rights.
Note: If Polk County, or a vendor
under contract from Polk County,
demolishes above said property,
the demolition will include the re-
moval of all signs of human habi-
tation. This includes debris, trash (
excluding hazardous materials),
tires, building materials, septic
tanks, all structures, primary struc-
ture, sheds, garages, doghouses,
etc., slabs, footers, driveways (up
to the road), and all fences (except
those which divide the property
from an adjoining property). The
property will be brought to a rake-
site basis. If there are any ques-
tions as to what the demolition will
include, it is the owners responsi-
bility to contact the Demolition De-
partment for clarity.
Any questions regarding this No-
tice of Demolition may be directed
to the following:
Tanya L. 'Tucker, Commu-
nity Development Specialist

Housing and Neighborhood
Development Division
P.O. Box 9005, Drawer
HS04
Bartow, Florida 33831-
9005
(863) 534-5257
Dated this 12th day of August,
2005.
Tanya L. Tucker,: Community
Development Specialist II
P.O. Box 9005, Drawer HS04
Bartow, Florida 33831-9005
(863) 534-5257
Aug. 11; 18, 2005-2654


POLK COUNTY
BOARD OF COUNTY
COMMISSIONERS
POLK COUNTY, a political sub-
division of the State of Florida,
Petitioner,
vs.
ROBERT SEYMOUR AND LOU-
ELLA M. SEYMOUR,
Respondent(s)J
COMPLAINT NO.
CE 05-2052 NT DM
NOTICE OF DEMOLITION
TO: ROBERT SEYMOUR,
whose last known ad-
dress was 4061 LUPINE
PASS, LAKE WALES, FL
33898-1616, LOUELLA
M. SEYMOUR, whose last
known address was
4061 LUPINE PASS,
LAKE WALES, FL 33898-
1 6 1 6 and any successors In
interest td the below described
property
RE: Structure(s) being situ-
ated on a parcel described as:
LOT 18, BLOCK A, CLASCO
RIDGE ESTATES, ACCORDING
TO MAP OR PLAT THEREOF AS
RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 83,
PAGE 17, OF THE PUBLIC RE-
CORDS OF POLK COUNTY,
FLORIDA.
TAKE NOTICE that pursu-
ant to Polk County Ordinance
90-17, the Director of the Polk
County Building Division has de-
termined that the structures)
referenced above are dilapi-
dated structures) as defined in
the Ordinance. The struo-
ture(s)' must be demol-
ished and the debris
must be removed to an
authorized landfill or
the structures) must
be substantially repaired
within thirty (30) days
after this notice has
been served. In order to
repair or, demolish struc-
tures other than mobile
homes, you must first
obtain a building or
demolition permit from
the Building Depart-
ment.
If a building or demolition per-
mit Is required, you are still
bound by the thirty (30) day
time period required herein.
Your time to demolish or repair is
not extended by the six (,6) month
period allowed in the Building De-
partment permits for exercise of
said permits. You must call the
Community Development Spe-
cialist II when the structure has
been substantially repaired or
demolished.
If the dilapidated structures)
are not demolished or substan-
tially repaired as set' Forth
above within thirty (30) days,
the structures) shall be demol-
ished by Polk Couhty.
Should you fail to demolish or sub-
stantially repair the dilapidated
structures) within the 30 day time
period, please be advised that you
may wish to remove all personal
property and site improvements
from the subject property. The
cost of the demolition and re-
moval of debris shall be as-
sessed against the property
owners and imposed as a lien
against the real property. If not
satisfied, the lien may be fore-
closed after a period of two
years in the manner provided in
Chapter 173, Florida Statutes.
The thirty day time period may
be enlarged by the Demolition
Coordinator in writing for good
cause shown. In order to re-
ceive an extension of time, you
must contact the Building Divi-
sion immediately upon receipt
of this Notice. A verbal exten-
sion of time is not sufficient to
enlarge the time period and will
not protect your rights.
Note: If Polk County, or a vendor
under contract from Polk County,
demolishes above said property,
'the demolition will include the re-
moval of all signs of human habi-
tation. This includes debris, trash (
excluding hazardous materials),
tires, building materials, septic
tanks, all structures, primary struc-
ture, sheds, garages, doghouses,
etc., slabs, footers, driveways (up
to the road), and all fences (except
those which divide the property
from an adjoining property). The
property will be brought to a rake-
site basis. If there are any ques-
tion s as to what the demolition will
include, it is the owners responsi-
bility to contact the Demolition De-
partment for clarity.
Any questions regarding this No-
tice of Demolition may be directed
to the following:
Tanya L. Tucker, CommL-
nity Development Specialist
II i
Housing and Neighborhood
Development Division
P.O. Box 9005, Drawer
HS04
Bartow, Florida 33831-
9005 '
(863) 534-5257
Dated this 12th day of August,
2005. .
Tanya L. Tucker, Ccnrrrnurt,,
Development Specialist II
P.O. Box 9005, Drawer HS04
Bartow, Florida 33831-9005
(863) 534-5257 :
Aug. 1.1, 18,2005-2655


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FIFTY-SIX DOLLARS
($1,156.00) IN U.S.
CURRENCY. Said property
was seized at or near 804 W.
7th Street #E-4, in Lakeland,
Polk County, Florida, on July 1,
2005. The law enforcement
agency holding the property is
the Lakeland Police Depart-
ment. A petition seeking forfei-
ture of- the property will be
filed in the Circuit Court for .
Polk County, Florida.
CHARLES E. JACOBSON, Ill,
ESQ.
219 North Massachusetts Ave.
Lakeland, Florida 33801
(863) 834-6994
Florida Bar No. 181424
ATTORNEY FOR CITY OF LAKE-
LAND
Aug. 18, 25, 2005-2734


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT IN AND
FOR POLK COUNTY, FLORIDA
PRIMA PROPERTIES, LLC,
Plaintiff,
vs
ANTHONY PELUSO and
ELEANOR PELUSO, his
wife, ASSOCIATION OF
POINCIANA VILLAGES,
INC.; AMY J. WADE;
JAMES COONS; CARL
RICHARD COONS; PAUL
EDWARD COONS; EMILY
B. CLETSOWAY; GEORGE
H. COONS; DONALD KEN-
NEDY; CLARA KENNEDY;
JACK KENNEDY; LEE
KENNEDY; MARGARET
DEWEES; LEONE WILLIS;
JUNE M. KENNEDY; EARL
KENNEDY; DAVID G.
REZAB and SUE E.
REZAB, his wife; MATRIX
GENERAL, INC.,
JEANETTE E. CAVENDAR;
PANNING LUMBER, a divi-
sion of WHEELER CON-
SOLIDATED, INC.; IN-
DUSTRIAL WASTE SERV-
ICES, INC., d/b/a AAA
SANITARY DISPOSAL
SERVICE, INC.; GALL SIL-
ICA MINING CO., INC.;
EDWARD J. KERWIN AND
SANTINA K. KERWIN, HIS
WIFE; LARRY POUGH and
IRENE M. POUGH, his
wife; NATIONAL LOAN
INVESTORS,
Defendants.
CASE NUMBER:
53-2005-CA-000181-0000-WH
AMENDED NOTICE OF AC-
TION
TO: MATRIX GENERAL, INC.
c/o CRAIG S. WAKEFIELD,
REGISTERED AGENT
2409 BROOKSIDE AVENUE
KISSIMMEE, FLORIDA 34744-
2705
GALL SILICA MINING COM-
PANY, INC.
c/o NATHAN B. SIMPSON, REG-
ISTERED AGENT
111 E. MADISON STREET,
SUITE 2300
TAMPA, FLORIDA 33602
YOU ARE HEREBY NOTIFIED
that a Complaint has been filed
against you, and you are required
to serve a copy of your written de-
fenses, if any, to it on STEPHEN
F. BAKER, ESQ., Plaintiff's attor-
ney, whose address is 800 First
Street S., Winter Haven, FL
33880, on or before the 19th day
of September, 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 Petition.
The Plaintiff is seeking to quiet
title on real property described as
follows:
LOT 9, BLOCK 949, POINCI-
ANA NEIGHBORHOOD 4, VIL-
LAGE 7, ACCORDING TO THE
MAP OR PLAT THEREOF AS
RECORDED IN THE OFFICE OF
THE CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT
COURT IN AND FOR POLK
COUNTY, FLORIDA, IN PLAT
BOOK 53, PAGES 4 THRU 18.
LOT 17, BLOCK 1034, POIN-
CIANA NEIGHBORHOOD 4, VIL-
LAGE 7, ACCORDING TO THE
MAP OR PLAT THEREOF AS
RECORDED IN THE OFFICE OF
THE CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT
COURT IN AND FOR POLK
COUNTY, FLORIDA, IN PLAT
BOOK 53, PAGES 4 THRU 18.
LOT 6, BLOCK 1042, POINCI-
ANA NEIGHBORHOOD 4, VIL-
LAGE '7, ACCORDING TO THE
MAP OR PLAT THEREOF AS
RECORDED IN THE OFFICE OF
THE CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT
COURT IN AND FOR POLK
COUNTY, FLORIDA, IN PLAT
BOOK 53, PAGES 4 THRU 18.
LOT 7, BLOCK 1046, POINCI-
ANA NEIGHBORHOOD 4, VIL-
LAGE 7, ACCORDING TO THE
MAP OR PLAT THEREOF AS
RECORDED IN THE OFFICE OF
THE CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT
COURT IN AND FOR POLK
COUNTY, FLORIDA, IN PLAT
BOOK 53, PAGES 4 THRU 18.
LOT 19, BLOCK 1046, POIN-
CIANA NEIGHBORHOOD 4, VIL-
LAGE 7, ACCORDING TO THE
MAP OR PLAT THEREOF AS
RECORDED IN THE OFFICE OF
THE CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT
COURT IN AND FOR POLK
COUNTY, FLORIDA, IN PLAT
BOOK 53, PAGES 4 THRU 18.
LOT 6, BLOCK 1055, POINCI-
ANA NEIGHBORHOOD 4, VIL-
LAGE 7, ACCORDING TO THE
MAP OR PLAT THEREOF AS
RECORDED IN THE OFFICE OF
THE CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT
COURT IN AND FOR POLK
COUNTY, FLORIDA, IN PLAT
BOOK 53, PAGES 4 THRU 18.
If you are a person with disabili-
ties who needs any accommo-
dation In order to participate In
this proceeding, you are entitled
at no cost to you, to the provi-
sion of certain assistance.
Please contactqthe Office of the
Court Administrator, (863) 534-
4690, within two (2) working '
days of your receipt of this no-
tice; if you are hearing or voice
Impaired, call TDD (863) 534-
7777 or Florida Relay Services
711.
WITNESS my hand and the
seal of this Court on this 9thi dayof
August., 2005. or
RICHARD M.OWEISS;
As Clerk of Said Court
BY: /s/ Jacqueline Caceres
As Deputy Clerk
(COURT SEAL)
Aug. 11, ,18, 25, Sept. 1, 2005-
2639 ,. ...

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


SEVENTY-SIX DOLLARS
($2,876.00) IN U.S.
CURRENCY. Said property
was seized at or near 1100
Oakbridge Parkway #291, in
Lakeland, Polk County, Florida,
on June 24, 2005. The law en-
forcement agency holding the
property is the Lakeland Police
Department. A petition seeking
forfeiture of the property will
be filed in the Circuit Court for
Polk County, Florida.
CHARLES E. JACOBSON, III,
ESQ.
219 North Massachusetts Ave.
Lakeland, Florida 33801
(863)'834-6994
Florida Bar No. 181424
ATTORNEY FOR CITY OF LAKE-
LAND
Aug. 18, 25, 2005-2711


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT
OF POLK COUNTY, FLOR-
IDA
FAMILY LAW DIVISION
IN RE: THE MARRIAGE
OF:
FRANCISCO GARCIA, JR.,
Husband/Respondent,
-and-
MIRIAM GARCIA,
Wife/Petitioner.
CASE NO.:
53-2005DR-4309
NOTICE OF ACTION
FOR DISSOLUTION OF
MARRIAGE
TO: FRANCISCO GARCIA, JR.
2116 BAKER AVE.
HAINES CITY, FL 33844
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
BRYON P. HILEMAN, Attorney
at Law, whose address is 443
E. Central Avenue; P.O. Drawer
9479, Winter Haven, FL
33883-9479, on or before
September 19, 2005, and file
the original with the Clerk of
this Court at 255 North Broad-
way Avenue, Bartow, FL 33831
before service on Petitioner or
immediately thereafter. If you
fail to do so, a default
may be entered against
you for the relief de-
manded in the Petition.
Copies of all court docu-
ments in this case, In-
cluding orders, are
available at the Clerk of
the Circuit Court's of-
fice. You may review
these documents upon
requests.
You must keep the Clerk
of the Circuit Court's
office notified of your
current address. (You
may file Notice of Cur-
rent Address, Florida
Supreme Court Approved
Family Law Form
12.915.) Future papers
in this lawsuit will be
mailed to the address
on record at the clerk's
office.
WARNING: Rule 12.285,
Florida Family Law Rules
of Procedure, requires
certain automatic dis-
closure of documents
and information. Failure
to comply can result in
sanctions, including dis-
missal or striking of
pleadings.
DATED August 8, 2005.
CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT
COURT
By: /s/ Cady Cruz
As Deputy Clerk
(Court Seal)
Aug. 11, 18, 25, Sept. 1,
2005-2658


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN
AND FOR POLK COUNTY, FLOR-
IDA
CIVIL DIVISION
IN RE: FORFEITURE OF:
ONE THOUSAND NINE HUNDRED
TWENTY AND 00/100 DOL-
LARS ($1,920.00) UNITED
STATES CURRENCY
CASE NO.: 2005CA-002909
SECTION: 11
NOTICE OF FORFEITURE
PROCEEDINGS
Jeremy Benion
301 Cutrone Road
Winter Haven, Florida
33880
AND ALL OTHER PER-
SONS whoclaim 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 July 6, 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
August 5, 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 9th day
of August. 2005.
CASSANDRA L. DENMARK, ES-
QUIRE
Polk County Sheriff's Office
455 North Broadway
Bartow, Florida 33830
(863) 534-6294
Florida Bar #0553247
Aug. 18, 25, 2005-2703



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


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Aug. 18, 2005-2700


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN
AND FOR POLK COUNTY,
FLORIDA
R.F.H. III, INC., a Florida corpo-
ration,
Plaintiff,
vs.
CARRIE L. SCOTT; THE UN-
KNOWN SPOUSE OF CARRIE L.
SCOTT; and JOHN DOE AND
JANE DOE AND ALL OTHER
PERSONS IN POSSESSION OF
THE SUBJECT REAL PROP-
ERTY,
Defendants.
CASE NO.:
2005CA-1760
NOTICE OF SALE
Notice is hereby given that pur-
suant to a Summary Final Judg-
ment entered in the above entitled
cause in the Circuit Court of Polk
County, Florida the following de-
scribed property:
Lot 6, RIDGE ACRES PHASE
IV, UNIT I SUBDIVISION, as
per plat thereof recorded In
Plat Book 115, Pages 26 &
27, Public Records of Polk
County, Florida.
offered for public sale, to the
highest and best bidder for
cash, at the East End of the
East Corridor of the Polk
County Courthouse, 255 N.
Broadway Avenue, Bartow, Polk
County, Florida, at 9:00 a.m. on
the September 13, 2005.
All sales are to be held at the east
end of the east corridor, first floor,
of the Polk County Courthouse lo-
cated at 255 North Broadway Ave-
nue, Bartow, Florida. Please note
that the main entrance is located
on Church Street. No entry is pos-
sible from Broadway Avenue. In
the event any temporary change Is
necessary, the Clerk will post a "
Notice of Change" at the sale loca-
tion directing the bidders to the
temporary sale location.
If you are a person with disabilities
who needs any accommodation in
order to participate in this pro-
ceeding, you are entitled at no
cost to you, to the provision of cer-
tain assistance. Please contact the
Office of the Court Administrator,
(863) 534-4690, within two (2)
working days of your receipt of this
notice; if you are hearing or voice
impaired, call TDD (863) 534-7777
or Florida Relay Services 711.
Witness my hand and seal this
10th day of August, 2005.
RICHARD M. WEISS
Clerk of Circuit Courts
By: Is/ Tamika Joiner
As Deputy Clerk
(COURT SEAL)
Aug. 18, 25, 2005-2704



IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR
POLK COUNTY, FLORIDA PRO-
BATE DIVISION
IN RE: ESTATE OF
JAMES E. EUBANKS
Deceased.
File No.
05CP-1885
NOTICE TO CREDITORS
The administration of the estate
of JAMES E. EUBANKS de-
ceased, whose date of death was
April 7, 2005, is pending in the Cir-
cuit Court for Polk County, Florida,
Probate Division, the address of
which is P 0 Box 9000 CC-4
Bartow FL 33831 The names and
addresses of the personal repre-
sentative and the personal repre-
sentative's attorney are set forth
below.
All creditors of the decedent
and other persons having claims
or demands against decedent's
estate, on whom a copy of this no-
tice is served must file their claims
with this court WITHIN THE
LATER OF 3 MONTHS AFTER
THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUB-
LICATION OF THIS NOTICE OR
30 DAYS AFTER THE DATE OF
SERVICE OF A COPY OF THIS
NOTICE ON THEM.
All other creditors of the dece-
dent and other persons having
claims or demands against the de-,
cedent's 'estate, must file their
claims with this court WITHIN 3
MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF
THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF
THIS NOTICE.
ALL CLAIMS NOT SO FILED
WILL BE FOREVER BARRED.
NOTWITHSTANDING THE
TIME PERIOD SET FORTH
ABOVE, ANY CLAIM FILED TWO
(2) YEARS OR MORE AFTER
THE DECEDENTS DATE OF
DEATH IS BARRED.
The date of first publication of
this Notice is August 18 2005
Personal Representative:
BETTY THOMAS
2968 Hickory Road
Auburndale, FL 33823
STANLEY WINES BENNETT &
HELMS, P.A.
Attomey for Personal Representa-
tive
Florida Bar No. 0190721
BY: BARRY W. BENNETT
P.O. Box 860
Winter Haven, FL 33882
Telephone' 863/299-1263
Aug. 18, 25, 2005-2721




Public Auction Notice
Silver City Wrecker
Service Inc.
2140 S. Edgewood Dr.
Lakeland, FL 33803
(863) 669-0857
Notice of foreclosure of lien
and intent to sell vehicle, Pur-
suant to section (5) of Florida
Statute 713.75. On the 31st
day of August, 2005 at 12:00
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cautioned not to contact any mem-
ber of the Board of Trustees, Col-
lege President, or College Staff
members other than the specified
contact person regarding the
above ITB prior to posting of rec-
ommendation of award. Any such
contact shall be cause for rejection
of your bid. All contacts must be
channeled through the Purchasing
Department.
Contact Wendy GeItch, C.P.M.,
CPPO, Purchasing Agent at (863)
297-1083 for further information.
M/WBE's are encouraged to par-
ticipate in the bid process.
Visit our Website at http://www.
polk.edu/purchasing/
Wendy Geltch, C.P.M., CPPO
Purchasing Agent
Aug. 18, 2005-2714


5B


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR
POLK COUNTY, FLORIDA PRO-
BATE DIVISION
IN RE: ESTATE OF
ROBERT SYDNEY STRICKLAND
Deceased.
File No.:
05-CP-1773
NOTICE TO CREDITORS
The administration of the estate
of ROBERT SYDNEY STRICK-
LAND, deceased, whose date of
death was April 1, 2005, is pend-
ing in the Circuit Court for Polk
County, Florida, Probate Division,
the address of which is P.O. Box
9000, Drawer CC-4, Bartow, Flor-
ida 33831. The names and ad-
dresses of the personal represen-
tative and the personal represen-
tatives' attorney are set forth be-
low.
All creditors of the decedent
and other persons having claims
or demands against decedent's
estate on whom a copy of this no-
tice has been served must file
their claims with this court WITHIN
THE LATER OF 3 MONTHS AF-
TER THE DATE OF THE FIRST
PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE
OR 30 DAYS AFTER THE TIME
OF SERVICE OF A COPY OF
THIS NOTICE ON THEM.
All other creditors of the dece-
dent and other persons having
claims or demands against dece-
dent's estate must file their claims
with this court WITHIN 3 MONTHS
AFTER THE DATE OF THE
FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS
NOTICE.
ALL CLAIMS NOT SO FILED
WILL BE FOREVER BARRED.
NOTWITHSTANDING THE
TIME 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 August 18 2005.
Personal Representative:
Wilma D. Strickland
724 Pilaklakaha Avenue
Auburndale, Florida 33823
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
Aug. 18, 25, 2005-2716

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF
THE STATE OF FLORIDA IN
AND FOR POLK COUNTY
PROBATE DIVISION
IN RE: THE ESTATE OF
NICOLE MARIE MULLENS
DECEASED.
CASE NO:
05CP-1768
NOTICE OF ADMINISTRA-
TION
The administration of the Estate
of Nicole Marie Mullens, de-
ceased, File Number 05CP-1768,
is pending in the Circuit Court for
Polk County, Florida, Probate Divi-
sion, the address of which is Post
Office Box 9000, Drawer CC-4,
Bartow, Florida 33830-9000. The
names and addresses of the per-
sonal representative, and the per-
sonal representative's attorney are
set forth below.
ALL INTERESTED PERSONS
ARE NOTIFIED THAT:
All persons in whom this notice
is served who have objections that
challenge the qualifications of the
personal representative, venue, or
jurisdiction ot this Court are re-
quired to file with this Court,
WITHIN THREE MONTHS FROM
THE DATE OF SERVICE OF A
COPY OF THIS NOTICE.
ALL CLAIMS AND DEMANDS
NOT SO FILE WILL BE FOR-
EVER BARRED.
The date of the first publication
of this Notice is May 23, 2002.
Personal Representative:
Michael E. Mullens
2538 Lake Myrtle Drive
Aubumdale, FL 33823
Attorney for Personal Representa-
tive:
PANSLER & MOODY
By: DANIEL D. MOODY
Florida Bar No. 0508209
Post Office Box 246
Bartow, Florida 33831-0246
Telephone: 863/533-5300
Facsimile: 863/534-1001
Attorneys for Personal Represen-
tative
Aug. 18, 25, 2005-2733


Invitation to Bid
Telephone System
ITB# 05-07
Polk Community College requests
interested parties to submit formal
sealed bids for the above refer-
enced project. ITB documents are
available at the College's Purchas-
ing Department located at:
Polk Community College
Room WAD-226
Administration Building
999 Avenue H, Northeast
Winter Haven, FL 33881-4299
Requests for ITB documents may
be made by calling (863) 297-
1010 ext. 5375, via facsimile at
(863) 297-1011, or by e-mali to
wgeltch@polk'.edu (preferred
method).
Additionally, ITB documents can
be downloaded at:
www.polk.edu/purchasing/ITB/
2005/05-07TelephoneSystem.htm
All firms who download the ITB
documents must so notify the Pur-
chasing Agent via Email.
A Pre-Bid Conference will be held
on August 26, 2005 at 1:00 p.m. (
local time) in Room WAD-236 in
the Administration Building, 999
Avenue H Northwest, Winter Ha-
ven, Florida. Attendance is not
mandatory, but is encouraged.
Bids must be received by the Pur-
chasing Department no later than
4:00 p.m. (local time) on Septem-
ber 8, 2005. Bids received after
such time will be returned un-
opened.
All prospective bidders are hereby


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT POLK
COUNTY, FLORIDA
IN RE: The Marriage of:
SUSAN ELIZABETH PEREZ
VICTOR PEREZ
CASE NO: 05DR-7514-09
NOTICE OF ACTION
TO: Victor Perez
c/o Jerry Cordero
15 Mariemont Avenue
Buffalo, NY 14220
YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an
action for Dissolution of Marriage
has been filed against you, and
you are required to serve a copy
of your written defenses, if any, to
it on Ira A. Serebrin, Esq. plain-
tiff's attorney, whose address is
2109 South Combee Road, Lake-
land, FL 33801, on or before Sep-
tember 17, 2005; and file the origi-
nal with the clerk of this court, ei-
ther before service on petitioner's
attorney, or immediately thereaf-
ter; otherwise a default will be en-
tered against you for the relief de-
manded in the complaint or peti-
tion.
DATED on August 15, 2005.
As Clerk of said Court
By: /s/ Summer White
As Deputy Clerk
(Court Seal)
Aug. 18, 25, 29. Sept. 5, 2005-
2730FR





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PUBLIC NOTICE
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN
that THE SCHOOL BOARD OF
POLK COUNTY, FLORIDA has
scheduled an Attorney-Client Ses-
sion to begin no earlier than 5:30
pm on August 23, 2005, during its
regularly scheduled Board Meet-
ing, for approximately 30 minutes,
in the Superintendent's Confer-
ence Room at the District Office,
1915 South Floral Avenue, Bar-
tow, Florida 33803. The Attorney-
Client Session is held pursuant to
Florida Statute 286.011. The
School Board Members: Kay
Fields, Frank O'Reilly, Lori Cun-
ningham, Hazel Sellers, Brenda
Reddout, Margaret Lofton, C.J.
English, III; the Superintendent-
Gail F. McKinzie; the attorneys- C.
Wesley Bridges, II, Dabney Con-
ner, and Sean Parker; and a court
reporter will attend the Attorney-
Client Session.
Dated: August 16, 2005.
THE SCHOOL BOARD OF
POLK COUNTY, FLORIDA
By: Kay Fields,
Board Chair
Attest: Gall F. McKinzie,
Secretary
(Seal)
Aug. 18, 2005-2724


NOTICE OF
ENACTMENT
The following ordinances were adopted and passed in law on Monday,
August 15, 2005 at a regular meeting of the City Commission of the City
of Bartow. Copies of these ordinances are on file in the office of the City
Clerk at 450 N. Wilson Avenue and available for inspection Monday-Fri-
day, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
ORDINANCE NO. 2005-54
AN ORDINANCE RELATING TO THE REGULATION OF THE USE AND
DEVELOPMENT OF LAND IN THE CITY OF BARTOW, FLORIDA; PRO-
VIDING FOR THE IMPOSITION OF AN RECOUPMENT FEE ON LAND
DEVELOPMENTS IN THE CITY OF BARTOW FOR PROVIDING PARK
S AND RECREATION FACILITIES NECESSITATED BY SUCH NEW
DEVELOPMENT; PROVIDING FOR A SHORT TITLE, STATING
AUTHORITY AND APPLICABILITY OF THE ORDINANCE; PROVIDING
FOR INTENT AND PURPOSES; PROVIDING RULES AND CON-
STRUCTION PROVIDING DEFINITIONS; PROVIDING RULES OF
CONSTRUCTION; PROVIDING DEFINITIONS; PROVIDING FINDINGS
AND DECLARATIONS OF THE CITY COMMISSION; PROVIDING FOR
COMPUTATION OF THE MOUNT OF THE PUBLIC PARKS AND REC-
REATION RECOUPMENT FEE; PROVIDING FOR THE IMPLEMENTA-
TION OF THE CITY OF BARTOW COMPREHENSIVE PLAN; PROVID-
ING FOR THE PAYMENT OF PARKS AND RECREATION RECOUP-
MENT FEE AS THE PREREQUISITE FOR ISSUANCE OS A BUILDING
PERMIT OR FINAL DEVELOPMENT ORDER; PROVIDING FOR RE-
VIEW AND ADJUSTMENT OF THE RECOUPMENT FEE; PROVIDING
A METHOD FOR PAYMENT OF THE RECOUPMENT FEE; PROVIDING
FOR REIMBURSEMENT OF THE CITY FROM FUNDS COLLECTED
FROM THE PARKS AND RECREATION RECOUPMENT FEE; PROVID-
ING FOR EXEMPTIONS; PROVIDING FOR REVIEW OF THE FEE
STRUCTURE; PROVIDING FOR A PENALTY AND ENFORCEMENT
PROVISION; PROVIDING FOR INCLUSION IN CODE, CODIFICATION,
AND SCRIVENER'S ERRORS; PROVIDING FOR SEVERABILITY; AND
PROVIDING FOR AN EFFECTIVE DATE UPON FINAL PASSAGE.
ORDINANCE NO. 2005-08
AMENDING THE FUTURE LAND USE MAP OF THE COMPREHEN-
SIVE PLAN OF THE CITY OF BARTOW, FLORIDA, SAID AMEND-
MENT BEING KNOWN AS "AMENDMENT #CPA-05-01-LS"; SPECIFI-
CALLY TO CHANGE THOSE PARCELS OF LAND OWNED BY CHAR-
LES E. KING, ET AL., FROM LOW DENSITY RESIDENTIAL TO ME-
DIUM DENSITY RESIDENTIAL TRANSMITTING SAID AMENDMENT
TO THE FLORIDA DEPARTMENT OF COMMUNITY AFFAIRS (DCA)
FOR A FINDING OF COMPLIANCE.
ORDINANCE NO. 2005-12
AMENDING THE FUTURE LAND USE MAP OF THE COMPREHEN-
SIVE PLAN OF THE CITY OF BARTOW, FLORIDA, SAID AMEND-
MENT BEING KNOWN AS "AMENDMENT #CPA-05-02-LS"; SPECIFI-
CALLY, ASSIGNING LAND USE TO A RECENTLY ANNEXED PARCEL
OWNED BY GANDY GROVE, LLC.; TRANSMITTING SAID AMEND-
MENT TO THE FLORIDA DEPARTMENT OF COMMUNITY AFFAIRS
(DCA) FOR A FINDING OF COMPLIANCE.
ORDINANCE NO. 2005-13
AN ORDINANCE AMENDING THE FUTURE LAND USE MAP OF THE
COMPREHENSIVE PLAN OF THE CITY OF BARTOW, FLORIDA, SAID
AMENDMENT BEING KNOWN AS "AMENDMENT #CPA-05-03-LS";
SPECIFICALLY, ASSIGNING LAND USE TO A RECENTLY ANNEXED
PARCEL OWNED BY JAMES PROPERTIES, INC. AND JACK P
JAMES, JR.; TRANSMITTING SAID AMENDMENT TO THE FLORIDA
DEPARTMENT OF COMMUNITY AFFAIRS (DCA) FOR A FINDING OF
COMPLIANCE; PROVIDING FOR SEVERABILITY; AND PROVIDING
FOR AN EFFECTIVE DATE UPON FINAL PASSAGE.
ORDINANCE NO. 2005-15
AN ORDINANCE AMENDING THE FUTURE LAND USE MAP OF THE
COMPREHENSIVE PLAN OF THE CITY OF BARTOW, FLORIDA, SAID
AMENDMENT BEING KNOWN AS "AMENDMENT #CPA-05-05-LS";
SPECIFICALLY, ASSIGNING LAND USE TO A RECENTLY ANNEXED
PARCEL OWNED BY HENRY GROVES, INC.; TRANSMITTING SAID
AMENDMENDMENT TO THE FLORIDA DEPARTMENT OF COMMUNITY AF-
FAIRS (DCA) FOR A FINDING OF COMPLIANCE; PROVIDING FOR
SEVERABILITY; AND PROVIDING FOR AN EFFECTIVE DATE UPON
FINAL PASSAGE.
ORDINANCE NO. 2005-17
AN ORDINANCE AMENDING THE FUTURE LAND USE MAP OF THE
COMPREHENSIVE PLAN OF THE CITY OF BARTOW, FLORIDA, SAID
AMENDMENT BEING KNOWN AS "AMENDMENT #CPA-05-06-LS";
SPECIFICALLY, ASSIGNING LAND USE TO A RECENTLY ANNEXED
PARCEL OWNED BY NUSTAR ENTERPRISES, INC.; AMENDING OB-
JECTIVE 2.8 OF THE COMPREHENSIVE PLAN FUTURE LAND USE
ELEMENT; TRANSMITTING SAID AMENDMENT TO THE FLORIDA
DEPARTMENT OF COMMUNITY AFFAIRS (DCA) FOR A FINDING OF
COMPLIANCE; PROVIDING FOR SEVERABILITY; AND PROVIDING
FOR AN EFFECTIVE DATE.
ORDINANCE NO. 2005-18
AN ORDINANCE AMENDING THE FUTURE LAND USE MAP OF THE
COMPREHENSIVE PLAN OF THE CITY OF BARTOW, FLORIDA, SAID
AMENDMENT BEING KNOWN AS "AMENDMENT #CPA-05-07-
TEXT/FLU"; SPECIFICALLY, TO CHANGE THE TEXT OF THE FUTURE
LAND USE ELEMENT TO REFLECT AMENDMENTS TO POLICY 1.1.2
AND 1.2.5; TRANSMITTING SAID AMENDMENT TO THE FLORIDA DE-
PARTMENT OF COMMUNITY AFFAIRS (DCA) FOR A FINDING OF
COMPLIANCE; PROVIDING FOR SEVERABILITY; AND PROVIDING,
FOR AN EFFECTIVE DATE.
ORDINANCE NO. 2005-20
AN ORDINANCE AMENDING THE FUTURE LAND USE MAP OF THE
COMPREHENSIVE PLAN OF THE CITY OF BARTOW, FLORIDA, SAID
AMENDMENT BEING KNOWN AS "AMENDMENT #CPA-05-09-LS";
SPECIFICALLY, ASSIGNING LAND USE TO A RECENTLY ANNEXED
PARCELS OWNED BY JOHN THOMAS; TRANSMITTING SAID
AMENDMENT TO THE FLORIDA DEPARTMENT OF COMMUNITY AF-
FAIRS (DCA) FOR A FINDING OF COMPLIANCE; PROVIDING FOR
SEVERABILITY; AND PROVIDING FOR AN EFFECTIVE DATE UPON
FINAL PASSAGE:
ORDINANCE NO. 2005-22
AN ORDINANCE AMENDING THE FUTURE LAND USE MAP OF THE
COMPREHENSIVE PLAN OF THE CITY OF BARTOW, FLORIDA, SAID
AMENDMENT BEING KNOWN AS "AMENDMENT #CPA-05-10-LS";
SPECIFICALLY, ASSIGNING LAND USE TO A RECENTLY ANNEXED
PARCEL OWNED BY MICHAEL & JUDY BEDENBAUGH; TRANSMIT-
TING SAID AMENDMENT TO THE FLORIDA DEPARTMENT OF COM-
MUNITY AFFAIRS (DCA) FOR A FINDING OF COMPLIANCE; PROVID-
ING FOR SEVERABILITY; AND PROVIDING FOR AN EFFECTIVE
DATE UPON FINliAL PASSAGE.
ORDINANCE NO. 2005-55
AN ORDINANCE AMENDING SECTIONS 78-53 AND 78-125 OF THE
CODE OF ORDINANCES OF THE CITY OF BARTOW TO AMEND ITS
PROCEDURES FOR COLLECTING FEES TO BE USED IN REIMBURS-
ING CUSTOMERS FOR COSTS INCURRED IN CONSTRUCTING LINE
EXTENSIONS FOR WATER AND SANITARY SEWER FACILITIES;
PROVIDING FOR AN EFFECTIVE DATE UPON FINAL PASSAGE.
Please be advised that if you desire to appeal from any decisions made
as a result of the above hearing or meeting, you will need a record of the
proceedings and in some cases a verbatim record is required. You must
make your own arrangements to produce this record. (Florida Statute
286.0105.)
If you are a person with disabilities who needs any accommodation in
order to participate in this proceeding, you are entitled at no cost to
you, to the provision of certain assistance. Please contact City Clerk
Linda Culpepper at 450 N. Wilson Avenue, P.O. Box 1069, Bartow,
Florida 33831-1069 or phone (863) 534-0100, within two (2) working
days of your receipt of this meeting notification; if you are hearing or
voice impaired, call 1-800-955-8771.
LINDA R. CULPEPPER
CITY CLERK
Aug. 18, 2005-2719









)cmocrat August 18, 2005


a, mourns
-----Tf l


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT
FOR POLK COUNTY,
FLORIDA
PROBATE DIVISION
IN RE: ESTATE OF
ASA HENRY LEWIS,
. Deceased.
FILE NO.
2005CP-1029
NOTICE TO CREDITORS
The administration of the es-
tate of ASA HENRY LEWIS,
deceased, whose date of death
was March 16, 2005, and
whose Social Security Number
is 262-46-3737, is pending in
the Circuit Court for Polk
County, Florida, Probate Divi-
sion, the address of which is
Drawer No. CC-4, Post Office
Box 9000, Bartow, FL 33831.
The names and address of the
Personal Representatives and
the Personal Representative's
attorney are set forth below.
All creditors of the decedent
and other persons having
claims or demands against de-
cedent's estate on whom a
copy of this notice has been
served must file their claims
with this court WITHIN THE
LATER OF 3 MONTHS AFTER
THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLI-
CATION OF THIS NOTICE OR 30
DAYS AFTER THE TIME OF
SERVICE OF A COPY OF THIS
NOTICE ON THEM.
All other creditors of the dece-
dent and other persons having
claims or demands against de-
cedent's estate must file their
claims with this court WITHIN 3
MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF
THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF
THIS NOTICE.
ALL CLAIMS NOT SO FILED
WILL BE FOREVER BARRED.
NOTWITHSTANDING THE
TIME PERIODS SET FORTH
ABOVE, ANY CLAIM FILED TWO
(2) YEARS OR MORE AFTER THE
DECEDENT'S DEATH IS BARRED.
The date of first publication
is this notice is August 18,
2005.
JENNETTE LEWIS
Petitioner
Attorney for Personal Repre-
sentatives:
W. RALPH DURRANCE, JR.
Florida Bar Number: 0131470
Post Office Box 5647
Lakeland, Florida, 33807 5647
Telephone: (863) 647 5090
Aug. 18, 25, 2005-2715


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT
OF THE 10TH JUDICIAL
CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR
POLK COUNTY, FLORIDA
CIVIL DIVISION
DEUTSCHE BANK NATIONAL
TRUST COMPANY AS TRUS-
TEE,
Plaintiff,
vs.
ROSEMARY JANE SOWDER, ET
AL,
Defendants.
CASE NO.:
53-2004CA-004880-0000-SEC
11
NOTICE OF ACTION
TO: DANIEL SOWDER (Resi-
dence Unknown)
YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an
action for Foreclosure of- Mortgage
on the following described prop-
erty:
UNIT 3374 AND GA-
RAGE UNIT #75,
BUILDING M, SOMER-
SET CONDOMINIUM
TOWNHOUSES, AC-
CORDING TO THE PAT
THEREOF RECORDED
IN CONDOMINIUM
BOOK 1, PAGES 91
THROUGH 108, AND
ACCORDING TO DEC-
LARATIONS OF CON-
DOMINIUM RECORDED
IN OFFICIAL RECORDS
BOOK 1599, PAGES
55-142, AND AS
AMENDMENT RE-
CORDED IN OFFICIAL
RECORDS BOOK 1610,
PAGES 37 THROUGH
359, INCLUSIVE ALL
IN THE PUBLIC RE-
CORDS OF POLK
COUNTY, FLORIDA
AND ALL SUBSEQUENT
AMENDMENTS
THERETO, TOGETHER
WITH AND UNDIVIDED
SHARE IN THE COM-
MON ELEMENTS AP-
PURTENANT THERETO.
has been filed against you and
you are required to serve a copy
of your written defenses, if any,
to it on Marshall. C. Watson,
P.A., Attorney, for Plaintiff, '
whose address is 1800 NW
49TH STREET, SUITE 120, FT.
LAUDERDALE FL 33309 on or
before September 19 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 immedi-
ately thereafter; otherwise a de-
fault will be entered against you
for the relief demanded in the
complaint.
In accordance with the Ameri-
cans with Disabilities Act, per-
sons with disabilities needing a
special accommodation to par-
ticipate in this proceeding
should contact the Clerk of the'
Circuit Court at the Polk County
Courtholse,'First Floor, 255
North Broadway, Bartow, FL
3383), Phone (863) 534-
4488 not later than seven days
prior to such proceeding.
WITNESS my hand and the
seal of this Court this j16h day of
Auaust. 2005.
Richard M Weiss
As Clerk of the Court
By/s/Teresa Nelson
As Deputy Clerk
(SEAL)
Aug. 18, 25, 2005-2726


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT
OF THE 10TH JUDICIAL
CIRCUIT IN AND FOR
POLK COUNTY, FLORIDA
TRAVIS MCQUINN,
Petitioner,
-and-
FANG CUI,
Respondent.
CASE NO.:
05DR-7296
NOTICE OF ACTION
FOR DISSOLUTION OF
MARRIAGE
TO: FANG CUI
Last Known Address: PO BOX
129, NICHOLS, FLORIDA
33863
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
TRAVIS MCQUINN whose ad-
dress is 1014 N. CHURCH LOT
38 MULBERRY, FLORIDA
33860, on or before Septem-
ber 15, 2005, and file the origi-
nal with the Clerk of this Court
at 255 North Broadway Ave-
nue, Bartow, FL 33831 before
service on Petitioner or immedi-
ately thereafter. If you fail
to do so, a default may
be entered 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 August 8, 2005.
CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT
COURT
By: /s/ Lori Armijo
As Deputy Clerk
(Court Seal)
Aug. 11, 18, 25, Sept. 1,
2005-2636


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF
FLORIDA, IN AND FOR POLK
COUNTY
CIVIL DIVISION
MORTGAGE ELECTRONIC REG-
ISTRATION SYSTEMS, INC.,
Plaintiff
vs.
JANIE A. MAGGARD, and UN-
KNOWN TENANTS/OWNERS,
Defendants.'
CASE NO:
2005-CA-001553-0000-LK
Division: 04
NOTICE OF SALE
Notice is hereby given, pursu-
ant to Final Judgment of Foreclo-
sure for Plaintiff entered in this
cause on July 22, 2005, in the Cir-
cuit Court of Polk County, Florida,
I will sell the property situated in
Polk County, Florida described as:
UNIT 1, COMMENCE AT THE
NW CORNER OF LOT Q-8,
HONEYTREE NORTH, A RE-
CORDED IN PLAT BOOK 76,
PAGE 23, PUBLIC RECORDS
OF POLK COUNTY, FLOR-
IDA, THENCE RUN NORTH
89'58'00" EAST 6.74 FEET,
RUN SOUTH 00'22'51" EAST
46.53 FEET, RUN NORTH
89'37'09" EAST 4.5 FEET,
RUN SOUTH 00'22'51" EAST
53.68 FEET, RUN SOUTH
89'58'00" WEST 21.00 FEET,
NORTH' 00'22'51" WEST
90.30 FEET, THENCE
NORTH 44'58'10' EAST
14.14 FEET TO THE POINT
OF BEGINNING.
and commonly known as: 1100
Lowry Avenue, Unit 41, at pub-
lic sale, to the highest and best
bidder, for cash, in the East
Corridor, first floor, Polk County
Courthouse, 255 North Broad-
way, Bartow, Polk County, Flor-
ida will be held at 9:00 o'clock,
A.M., on August 26, 2005. '
All sales are to be held at the east
end of the east corridor, first floor.
of the Polk County Courthouse lo-
cated at 255 North Broadway Ave-
nue, Bartow, Florida. Please note
that the main entrance is located
on Church Street. No entry is pos-
sible from Broadway Avenue. In
the event any temporary change is
necessary, the Clerk will post a "
Notice of Change" at the sale loca-
tion directing the bidders to the
temporary sale location.
If you are a person with a dis-
ability who needs any accom-
modation in order to partici-
pate in this proceeding, you are
entitled, at no cost to you, to
the provision of certain assis-
tance. Please contact the Of-
fice of the Court Administrator,
(863) 534-4690, within two
(2) working days of your re-
ceipt of this notice; if you are
hearing or voice impaired, call
(TDD) (863) 534-7777, or
Florida Relay Service 711.
DATED this 27th day of Julv.
2005.
RICHARD M. WEISS
Clerk of the Circuit Court
By:/s/ Felicia Borders
Deputy Clerk
(S e a l) 1" "02 ''
Aug. 11, 18, 2005-2628


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR
POLK COUNTY, FLORIDA
PROBATE DIVISION
IN RE: THE ESTATE OF
HELEN D. PERRY,
Deceased.
File Number:
05-CP-1874
NOTICE TO CREDITORS AND
NOTICE OF
ADMINISTRATION
(Testate)
The administration of the tes-
tate estate of Helen D. Perry, de-
ceased, File Number 05-CP-1874,
is pending in the Circuit Court for
.Polk County, Florida, Probate Divi-
sion, the address of which is Rich-
ard M. Weiss, Polk County Court-
house, PO Box 9000, Drawer CC-
4, Bartow, Florida 33831-9000.
The names and addresses of the
personal representative and the
personal representative's attorney
are set forth below.
All interested persons on whom
a copy of this Notice to Creditors
and Notice of Administration is
served must file objections that
challenge the validity of the will (if
testate) the qualifications of the
personal representative, venue or
jurisdiction of this Court, by filing a
petition or other pleading request-
ing relief with this Court, in accor-
dance with the Florida Probate
Rules, WITHIN THREE MONTHS
AFTER THE DATE OF SERVICE
OF A COPY OF THIS NOTICE
ON THEM.
All creditors of the decedent
and other persons having claims
or demands against the dece-
dent's estate, including unma-
tured, contingent or unliquidated
claims, on whom a copy of this no-
tice is served must file their claims
with this Court WITHIN THE LAT-
TER OF 3 MONTHS AFTER THE
DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICA-
TION OF THIS NOTICE OR 30
DAYS AFTER THE DATE OF
SERVICE OF A COPY OF THIS
NOTICE ON THEM.
All other creditors of the dece-
dent and other persons having
claims or demands against dece-
dent's estate, including unma-
tured, contingent or unliquidated
claims, must file their claims with
this Court WITHIN 3 MONTHS
AFTER THE DATE OF THE
FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS
NOTICE.
ALL OBJECTIONS NOT SO
FILED WILL BE FOREVER
BARRED.
Publication of this Notice began
on August 18 2005.
Priscilla M. Wetzel .
Personal Representative
Lex Taylor
Lex Taylor, P.A., Attorneys
Post Office Box 5979
Lakeland, Florida 33807-5979
(863) 648-5333
Florida Bar No. 139448
Aug. 18, 25, 2005-2'713



IN THE CIRCUIT COURT
OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL
CIRCUIT OF FLORIDA, IN
AND FOR POLK COUNTY
CIVIL DIVISION T
UNITED STATES OF
AMERICA, acting through
Rural Development, for-
merly Farmers Home Admin-
istration (FmHA), United States
Department of Agriculture (
USDA),
Plaintiff,
vs.
MELONEISE L. MCCANN,
FIRST TRUST NATIONAL
ASSOCIATION, as Trus-
tee under the Pooling
and Servicing Agree-
ment, dated as of De-
cember 1, 1997, the
SECRETARY OF HOUSING
AND URBAN DEVELOP-
MENT,
Defendants.
CASE NO.
2002CA-3170
NOTICE OF SALE
Notice is hereby given that
pursuant to a Summary Judg-
ment entered in the above en-
titled cause in the Circuit Court
of Polk County, Florida, I will
sell the property located at
6620 East Street, Bradley, Polk
County, Florida, being specifi-
cally described as follows:
Lot 121 of LAKE GARFIELD
ESTATES, UNIT ONE, ac-
cording to the plat thereof,
recorded in Plat Book 64,
Page 9, Public Records of
Polk County, Florida.
at public sale to the highest
and best bidder, for cash at the
East End of the East Corridor,
First Floor, Polk County Court-
house, 255 ,North Broadway
Avenue, Bartow, Polk County,
Florida, at 9:00 a.m. on the 1st
day of September,2005.
All sales are to be held at the east
end of the east corridor, first floor,
of the Polk County Courthouse lo-
cated at 255 North Broadway Ave-
nue, Bartow, Florida. Please note
that the main entrance is located
on Church Street. No entry is pos-
sible from Broadway Avenue. In
the event any temporary change is
necessary, the Clerk will post a
Notice of Change" at the sale lo-
cation directing the bidders to the
temporary sale location.
If you are a person with 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 Auqust 3, 2005.
RICHARD M. WEISS
As Clerk of the Circuit Court
By /s/ Tamika Joiner
As Deputy Clerk
iC'ou'r Se ) ,1 .-. '. .
Aug. 11, 18, 2005-2617.


IN THE COUNTY COURT OF
THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT
IN AND FOR POLK COUNTY,
FLORIDA
CIVIL DIVISION
STEVEN 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
10TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN
AND FOR POLK COUNTY,
FLORIDA
GENERAL JURISDICTION DIVI-
SION
MORTGAGE ELECTRONIC REG-
ISTRATION SYSTEMS, INC.,
PLAINTIFF,
VS.
MATIAS AULET, ET AL.,
DEFENDANTSS.
CASE NO:
05-CA-2694
NOTICE OF ACTION
CONSTRUCTIVE SERVICE
TO: MATIAS AULET
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 130, OF SUNSET
RIDGE ESTATES
PHASE 1, ACCORDING
TO THE PLAT
THEREOF, AS RE-
CORDED IN PLAT
BOOK 118, AT PAGES
27, 28 AND 29, OF
THE PUBLIC RECORDS
OF POLK COUNTY,
FLORIDA.
has been filed against the cor-
poration and the corporation is
required to serve a copy of
your written defenses, if any,
to it on DAVID J. STERN, ESQ.
Plaintiff's attorney, whose ad-
dress is 801 S University Drive,
#500, Plantation, FL 33324 on
or before September 19, 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 16th day of
August, 2005.
RICHARD M. WEISS
CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT
BY: /$/ Teresa Nelson
DEPUTY CLERK
(Seal)
ATTORNEY FOR PLAINTIFF:
LAW OFFICES OF DAVID J
STERN
801 S. UNIVERSITY DRIVE.
SUITE 500
PLANTATION, FL 33324
Aug. 18, 25, 2005-2725


= IN THE CIRCUIT COURT
OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL
CIRCUIT OF THE STATE
OF FLORIDA, IN AND FOR
POLK COUNTY
CIVIL DIVISION
ASSOCIATES HOUSING Fl-
NANCE, LLC SUCCESSOR BY ;
MERGER TO ASSOCIATES HOUS-
ING FINANCE SERVICES, INC.
D/B/A FORD HOUSING FINANCE
SERVICES,
Plaintiff,
vs.
SHAWN WILLIAMS; DEBRA MAE
WILLIAMS; THE UNKNOWN
SPOUSE OF DEBRA MAE WIL-
LIAMS, IF LIVING, INCLUDING
ANY UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF
SAID DEFENDANTSS, IF RE-
MARRIED, AND IF DECEASED,
THE RESPECTIVE UNKNOWN
HEIRS, DEVISEES, GRANTEES,
ASSIGNEES, CREDITORS, LIEN-
ORS, AND TRUSTEES, AND ALL
OTHER PERSONS CLAIMING BY,
THROUGH, UNDER OR AGAINST
THE NAMED DEFENDANTSS;
BENEFICIAL FLORIDA, INC.,
WHETHER DISSOLVED OR PRES-
ENTLY EXISTING, TOGETHER
WITH ANY GRANTEES, ASSIGN-
EES, CREDITORS, LIENORS, OR
TRUSTEES OF SAID DEFEN-
DANT(S) AND ALL OTHER PER-
SONS CLAIMING BY, THROUGH,
UNDER, OR AGAINST DEFEN-
DANT(S); UNKNOWN TENANT
#1; UNKNOWN TENANT #2,
,Defendant(s).
CASE NO.
2005-CA-31 2-SECTION
1 1
NOTICE 0.SALE
Notice is hereby given that,
pursuant to a Final Summary
Judgment of Foreclosure en-
tered in the above-styled
cause, in the Circuit Court of
Polk County, Florida, I will sell
the property situate in Polk
County, Florida, described as:
LOT 3, SHIVER'S
ACRES, ACCORDING
TO THE PLAT
THEREOF, AS RE-
CORDED IN PLAT
BOOK 100, PAGE 17,
OF THE PUBLIC RE-
CORDS OF POLK
COUNTY, FLORIDA.
A/K/A 3915 WEST
CAMPBELL ROAD,
LAKELAND, FLORIDA
33810.
TOGETHER WITH A
1998 HICKORY TRIPLE
WIDE MOBILE HOME
VIN
GAFLV35A1 3838HH2
2, -TITLE NO.
73762393, VIN
GAFLV35B1 3838HH22
TITLE NO.
73762394 AND VIN
GAFLV35C13838HH2
2, TITLE NO.
73762395
at public sale, to the highest
and best bidder, for cash, at
the East End of the East Corri-
dor, First Floor, Polk County
Courthouse, 255 North Broad-
way Avenue, Bartow, Florida at
9:00 o'clock A.M., or as soon
thereafter 90M. A.M., the 2nd
day of September, 2005.
All sales are to be held at the'
east end of the east corridor,
first floor, of the Polk County
Courthouse located at 255
North Broadway. Avenue, Bar-
tow, Florida. Please note that
the main entrance is located on
Church Street. No entry is pos-
sible from Broadway Avenue. In
the event any temporary
change of location is neces-
sary, the Clerk shall post a "No-
tice of Chanae" at the sale lo-
cation directing the bidders to
the temporary sale location.
If you are a person with disabili-
ties who needs any accommo-
dation in order to participate in
this proceeding, you are enti-
tled at no cost to you, to the
provision of certain assistance.
Please contact the Office of
the Court Administrator, (863)
534-4690, within two (2)
working days of your receipt of
this notice; if you are hearing
or voice impaired, call TDD
(863) 534-7777 or Florida Re-
lay Services 711.
DATED THIS 24TH DAY OF
JUNE, 2005.
RICHARD M. WEISS
CLERK OF CIRCUIT COURT
By /s/ Tamika Joiner
Deputy Clerk
(Seal)
Aug. 11, 18, 2005-2616



NOTICE OF ACTION
BEFORE THE BOARD OF
NURSING
IN RE: The license to practice
Nursing of
Priscilla Davis, C.N.A.
1507 A Kennedy Boulevard
Lakeland, Florida 33805
AND
3520 Cleveland Heights
Boulevard Apt. 56
Lakeland, Florida 33805
CASE NO.: 2004-
18841/2004-1 8848
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 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-
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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


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR
POLK COUNTY, FLORIDA
PROBATE DIVISION
IN RE: ESTATE OF
JOSEPH NAIRN, JR.,
Deceased.
File No.
05-CP-1762
NOTICE TO CREDITORS ,
The administration of the estate
of JOSEPH NAIRN, JR., deceased,
whose date of death was July 4,
2005; File Number 05-CP-1762 is
pending in the Circuit Court for
Polk County, Florida, Probate Divi-
sion, the address of which is Post
Office Box 9000, 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 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 persons who have claims
or demands against the dece-
dent's estate, must file their claims
with this court WITHIN 3 MONTHS
AFTER THE DATE OF THE
FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS
NOTICE.
ALL CLAIMS.NOT Sp FILED
WILL BE FOREVER BARRED.
NOTWITHSTANDING THE
TIME PERIODS SET FORTH
ABOVE, ANY CLAIM FILED
TWO '(2) YEARS OR MORE
AFTER THE DECEDENT'S
DATE OF DEATH IS BARRED.
The date of first publication of
this notice is: August 11, 2005.
BARBARA A. NAIRN
Personal Representative
3325 U.S. Highway 98
South, Lot #32
Lakeland, FL 33803
DEREK B. ALVAREZ, ESQUIRE
Attorney for Personal Representa-
tive
Florida Bar No. 0114278
GENDERS ALVAREZ
A Professional Association
2307 West Cleveland Street
Tampa, Florida 33609
Telephone: (813) 254-4744
Facsimile: (813) 254-5222
Aug. 11, 18, 2005-2637,





IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN
AND FOR POLK COUNTY, FLOR-
IDA
CIVIL DIVISION
IN RE: FORFEITURE OF:
SEVEN HUNDRED TWENTY-FIVE
AND NO/100 DOLLARS
($725.00) UNITED STATES
CURRENCY

CASE NO.: 2005CA-002768
SECTION: 04
NOTICE OF FORFEITURE
PROCEEDINGS
UNKNOWN
AND ALL OTHER PER-
SONS who claim an' interest in
the above-captioned property:
Grady Judd, as Sher-
iff of Polk County, Florida, ("
Polk County Sheriff's Office"),
gives notice of forfeiture pro-
ceedings pursuant to Sections
932.701-707, Florida Statutes,
in regard to the above-de-
scribed property ("Captioned
Property").
1. Captioned Property was
seized in or near Winter Haven,
in Polk County, Florida on or
about July 8, 2005, by the Polk
County Sheriff's Office and
Captioned Property is presently
in the custody of the Polk
County Sheriff's Office.
2. Any owner, entity, bona fide
lien holder, or person in posses-
sion of the property at the
time of seizure has the right to
request an adversarial prelimi-
nary hearing from the Tenth
Judicial Circuit Court to deter-
mine whether probable cause
exists to believe that Cap-
tioned Property has been or is
being used in violation of the
Florida Contraband Forfeiture


Act.
3. A Complaint seeking forfei-
ture of Captioned Property was
filed in the Circuit Court of the
Tenth Judicial Circuit in and for
Polk County on or about July
29, 2005.
CERTIFICATE OF SERVICE
I HEREBY CERTIFY that a true
and correct copy of the forego-
ing was furnished to the ad-,
dressee(s) herein this 29th day
of July. 2005.
CASSANDRA L. DENMARK, ES-
QUIRE
Polk County Sheriff's Office
455 North Broadway
Bartow, Florida 33830
(863) 534-6294
Florida Bar #0553247
Aug. 11, 18, 2005-2623


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT IN AND
FOR POLK COUNTY, FLORIDA
LAVON ODUM AND JOYCE
ODUM,
PLAINTIFFS,
VS
ROBERT C. SUTTON AND
PATTY J. SUTTON
DEFENDANTS.
CASE NO.
53-2004CA-002005-000
NOTICE OF SALE
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN
that pursuant to a Final Judgment
of Foreclosure entered in the
above entitled cause in the Circuit
Court of Polk County, Florida, I will
sell the property situate in Polk
County, Florida, described as:
Tract No. 15 of unrecorded
Mariana Woods Unit No. 5:
The West 60 feet of the East
300 feet of the South 125 feet
of the North 300 feet of the
Northeast quarter of Section
12, Township 28 South,
Range 25 East, Polk County,
Florida. Subject to an ease-
ment for the public utilities
over the North 5 feet thereof.
TOGETHER WITH a 1970
MARK Mobile Home, ID No.
546T, Title No. 4608309, R.P.
No.145290
at public sale, to the highest and
best bidder for cash, in the East
corridor, First floor, Polk County
Courthouse, 255 N. Broadway
Ave., Bartow, Polk County Flor-
ida, at 9:00 a.m. on the .4ti day
of September 2005.
All sales are to be held at the east
end of the east corridor, first floor,
of the Polk County Courthouse lo-
cated at 255 North Broadway Ave-
nue, Bartow, Florida. Please note
that the main entrance is located
on Church Street. No entry is pos-
sible from Broadway Avenue. In
the event any temporary change is
necessary, the Clerk will post a "
Notice of Change" at the sale loca-
tion directing the bidders to the
temporary sale location.
If you are a person with a disability
who needs any accommodation in
order to participate in this pro-
ceeding, you are entitled, at no
cost to you, to the provision of cer-
tain assistance. Please contact the
Office of the Court Administrator,
(863) 534-4690, within two (2)
working days of your receipt of this
notice; if you are hearing or voice
impaired, call (TDD) (863) 534-
7777, or Florida Relay Service
711.
DATED on Auaust 10 2005.
RICHARD M. WEISS
As Clerk of the Court
By: /s/Tamika Joiner
As Deputy Clerk
(Seal)
Aug. 18, 25, 2005-2707












IN THE CIRCUIT COURT IN AND
FOR POLK COUNTY, FLORIDA
LASALLE NATIONAL BANK, IN
ITS CAPACITY AS INDENTURE
TRUSTEE UNDER THAT CER-
TAIN SALE AND SERVICING
AGREEMENT,- DATED DECEM-
BER 1, 1999 AMONG AFC
TRUST SERIES 1999-4, AS IS-
SUER, SUPERIOR BANK FSB,
AS SELLER AND SERVICE,
AND LASALLE BANK NATIONAL
ASSOCIATION, AS INDENTURE
TRUSTEE, AFC MORTGAGE
LOAN ASSET BACKED NOTES,
SERIES 1999-4, AND ANY
AMENDMENTS THERETO,
Plaintiff,
vs.
WILLIAM HIRD; SARA HIRD, and
any unknown heirs, devisees,
grantees, creditors, and other un-
known persons or unknown
spouses claiming by, through and
under any of the above-named
Defendants,
Defendants.
/
CASE NO.:,
53-2005-CA-1701-WH-11
NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE
SALE
NOTICE is hereby given that
the undersigned Clerk of the Cir-
cuit Court of Polk County, Florida,
will on the 2nd day of September.
2005, at 9:00 o'clock A.M., at the
East corridor, first floor, 255 N.
Broadway in Bartow, Florida
33830 offer for sale and sell at
public outcry to the highest and
best bidder for cash, the following-
described property situate in Polk
County, Florida:
The West 50 feet of the East
261 feet of LOT 6, BLOCK
"D", DEERWOOD, according
to the plat thereof, as re-
corded in Plat Book 4, Page
49, of the Public Records of
Polk County, Florida, LESS
and EXCEPT right-of-way for
Avenue "J", NW (Deerwood
St.).
pursuant to the Final Judg-
ment entered in a case
pending in said Court, the
style of which is indicated
above.
All sales are to be held at the
east end of the east corridor,
first floor, of the Polk County
Courthouse located at 255
North Broadway Avenue, Bar-
tow, Florida. Please note that
the main entrance is located
on Church Street. No entry is
possible from Broadway Ave-
nue. In the event any tempo-
rary change is necessary, the
Clerk will post a "Notice of
Change" at the sale location
directing the bidders to the
temporary sale location.
If you are a person with a
disability who needs any ac-
commodation in order to
participate in this proceed-
ing, you are entitled, at no
Cost to you, to the provi-


sion of certain assistance.
Please contact the Office of,
the Court Administrator,
(863) 534-4690, within
two (2) working days of
your receipt of this notice;
if you are hearing or voice
impaired, call (TDD) (863)
534-7777, or Florida Relay
Service 800-955-8770.
WITNESS my hand and offi-
cial seal of said Court this
2nd day of August, 2005.
Richard M. Weiss
CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT
COURT
BY: /s/ Tamika Joiner
Deputy Clerk
(Court Seal)
Aug. 11, 18, 2005-2620


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT
OF THE 10TH JUDICIAL
CIRCUIT OF FLORIDA IN
AND FOR POLK -COUNTY
GENERAL JURISDICTION
DIVISION
Chase Manhattan Mortgage
Corporation,
PLAINTIFF.
vs.
Lloyd T. Bent; Deloris E. Foster
Bent, et al.,
DEFENDANTS.
No.
53-04-CA-2792
NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE
SALE
Notice is hereby given that,
pursuant to that Final Judg-
ment of Foreclosure Sale dated
July 19, 2005. and entered in
civil case number 53-04-CA-
2792 of the Circuit Court of
the 10th Judicial Circuit in and
for Polk County, Florida,
wherein CHASE MANHATTAN
MORTGAGE CORPORATION, is
Plaintiff and Lloyd T. Bent; De-
loris E. Foster Bent; Ben Frank-
lin Bank of Illinois f/k/a Douglas
Savings Bank; Conseco Finance
Servicing Corp. f/k/a Green
Tree Financial Servicing Corpo-
ration; United States of Amer-
ica; Polk County, a political sub-
division of the State of Florida;
Citifinancial Services, Inc., suc-
cessor by merger with Associ-
ates Financial Services Com-
pany of Florida, Inc., an inactive
corporation; Clerk of the Circuit
Court of Polk County; State of
Florida Department of Revenue,
Child Support Enforcement Pro-
gram; Unknown persons) in
possession of the subject real
property, is/are Defendant(s), I
will sell to the highest and best
bidder for cash in the East Cor-
ridor, First Floor, 255 North
Broadway Avenue, Polk County
Courthouse, Bartow, Florida, at
9:00 am on the 26th day of
August, 2005., the following
described property as set forth
in said Final Judgment, to wit:
LOT 118 OF INWOOD UNIT
#1, ACCORDING TO THE
PLAT THEREOF AS RE-
CORDED IN PLAT BOOK 8,
ON PAGES 40A, 40B AND
40C, OF THE PUBLIC RE-
CORDS OF POLK COUNTY,
FLORIDA.
NOTE: Pursuant to the
Fair Debt Collection
Practices Act you are
advised that this law
firm is deemed to be a
debt collector attempt-
ing to collect a debt and
any information ob-
tained -will be used for
that purpose.
All sales are to be held at the
east end of the east corridor,
first floor, of the Polk County
Courthouse located at 255
North Broadway Avenue, Bar-
tow, Florida. Please note that
the main entrance is located on
Church Street. No entry is pos-
sible from Broadway Avenue. In
the event any temporary
change of location is neces-
sary, the Clerk shall post a "No-
tice of Change" at the sale lo-
cation directing the bidders to
the temporary sale location.
If you are a person with disabili-
ties who needs any accommo-
dation in order to participate in
this proceeding, you are enti-
tled at no cost to you, to the
provision of certain assistance.
Please contact the Office of
the Court Administrator, (863)
534-4690, within two (2)
working days of your receipt of
this notice; if you are hearing
or voice impaired, call TDD
(863) 534-7777 or Florida Re-
lay Services 711.
Dated the 25th day of July.
2005.
RICHARD M. WEISS
Clerk of Circuit Court
By /s/ Felicia Borders
Deputy Clerk
(Seal)
Aug. 11, 18, 2005-2624



POLK COUNTY
BOARD OF COUNTY
COMMISSIONERS
POLK COUNTY, a political sub-
division of the State of Florida,
Petitioner,
vs.
ROBERT SEYMOUR AND LOU-
ELLA M. SEYMOUR,
Respondent(s)J
COMPLAINT NO.
CE 05-2868 NT DM
NOTICE OF DEMOLITION
TO: ROBERT SEYMOUR,
whose last known ad-
dress was 4061 LUPINE
PASS, LAKE WALES, FL
33898-1616, LOUELLA
M. SEYMOUR, whose last
known address was
4061 LUPINE PASS,
LAKE WALES, FL 33898-
1 61 6 and any successors in
Interest to the below described
property
RE: Structure(s) being situ-
ated on a parcel described as:
LOT 20, BLOCK A, CLASCO
RIDGE ESTATES, ACCORDING
TO MAP OR PLAT THEREOF AS
RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 83,
PAGE 17, OF THE PUBLIC RE-
CORDS OF POLK COUNTY,
FLORIDA.
TAKE NOTICE that pursu-
ant to Polk County Ordinance
90-17, the Director of the Polk
County Building Division has de-
termined that the structures)
referenced above are dilapi-
dated structures) as defined in
the Ordinance. The struc-
ture(s) must be demol-
ished and the debris
must be removed to an
authorized landfill or
the structures) must
be substantially repaired
within thirty (30) days
after this notice has
been served. In order to


repair or demolish struc-
tures other than mobile
homes, you must first
obtain a building or
demolition permit from
the Building Depart-
ment.
If a building or demolition per-
mit is required, you are still
bound by the thirty (30) day
time period required herein.
Your time to demolish or repair is
not extended by the six (6) month
period allowed in the Building De-
partment permits for exercise of
said permits. You must call the
Community Development Spe-
cialist II when the structure has
been substantially repaired or
demolished.
If the dilapidated structures)
are not demolished or substan-
tially repaired as set Forth


above within thirty (30) days,
the structures) shall be demol-
ished by Polk County.
Should you fail to demolish or sub-
stantially repair the dilapidated
structures) within the 30 day time
period, please be advised that you
may wish to remove all personal
property and site improvements
from the subject property. The
cost of the demolition and re-
moval of debris shall be as-
sessed against the property
owners and Imposed as a lien
against the real property. If not
satisfied, the lien may be fore-
closed after a period of two
years.in the manner provided In
Chapter 173, Florida Statutes.
The thirty day time period may
be enlarged by the Demolition
Coordinator in writing for good
cause shown. In order to re-
ceive an extension of time, you
must contact the Building Divi-
sion immediately upon receipt
of this Notice. A verbal exten-
sion of time is not sufficient to
enlarge the time period and will
not protect your rights.
Note: If Polk County, or a vendor
under contract from Polk County,
demolishes above said property,
the demolition will include the re-
moval of all signs of human habi-
tation. This includes debris, trash (
excluding hazardous materials),
tires, building materials, septic
tanks, all structures, primary struc-
ture, sheds, garages, doghouses,
etc., slabs, footers, driveways (up
to the road), and all fences (except
those which divide the property
from an adjoining property). The
property will be brought to a rake-
site basis. If there are any ques-
tions as to what the demolition will
include, it is the owners responsi-
bility to contact the Demolition De-
partment for clarity.
Any questions regarding this No-
tice 9f Demolition may be directed
to the following:
Tanya L. Tucker, Commu-
nity Development Specialist
II
Housing and Neighborhood
Development Division
P.O. Box 9005, Drawer
HS04
Bartow, Florida 33831-
9005 '
(863) 534-5257
Dated this 12th day of August,
2005.
Tanya L. Tucker, Community
Development Specialist II
P.O. Box 9005, Drawer HS04
Bartow, Florida 33831-9005
(863) 534-5257
Aug. 11, 18, 2005-2652


NOTICE OF ACTION
BEFORE THE BOARD OF
NURSING
IN RE: The license to practice
Nursing of
Debra Wilkins, C.N.A.
1 632 West State Road 60
Lake Whales, Florida 33853
CASE NO.: 2003-
12616
LICENSE NO.: CX7*****
7425
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-
2484





IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF
POLK COUNTY, FLORIDA
PROBATE DIVISION
IN RE: ESTATE OF
CHRISTINE M. HEFLIN,
Deceased..
File Number:
05-CP-1800
NOTICE TO CREDITORS
(Summary Administration)
TO ALL PERSONS HAVING
CLAIMS OR DEMANDS
AGAINST THE ABOVE ESTATE:
You are hereby notified that an
Order of Summary Administration
has been entered in the estate of
CHRISTINE M. HEFLIN, de-
ceased, File Number 05-CP-1800,
by the Circuit Court for Polk
County, Florida, Probate Division,
the address of which is Clerk of
the Circuit Court, Probate Division,
Polk County Courthouse, 255
North Broadway, PO Drawer CC-
4, Box 9000, Bartow, FL 33830;
that the decedent's date of death
was May 16, 2005.
ALL INTERESTED PERSONS
ARE NOTIFIED THAT:
All creditors of the estate of the
decedent and persons having
claims or demands against the es-
tate of the decedent must file their
claims with this Court WITHIN
THREE MONTHS AFTER THE
DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICA-
TION OF THIS NOTICE.
ALL CLAIMS AND DEMANDS
NOT SO FILED WILL BE FOR-
EVER BARRED.
NOTWITHSTANDING ANY


OTHER APPLICABLE TIME PE-
RIOD, ANY CLAIM FILED TWO
(2) YEARS OR MORE AFTER
THE DECEDENT'S DATE F
DEATH IS BARRED.
The date of the first publication
of this Notice is August 11, 2005.
Person Giving Notice:
GLORIA H. BRADLEY
Petitioner
Attorney for Person Giving Notice:
MARC D. CHAPMAN, ATTOR-
NEY
Attorney
Florida Bar No. 872059
DEAN, MEAD, EGERTON,
BLOODWORTH, CAPOUANO &
BOZARTH, P.A
Post Office Box 2346
Orlando, Florida 32802-23456
Telephone: (407) 841-1200
Fax: (407) 423-1831
Aug. 11, 18,2005-2657


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I.


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.
RANDOLPH GOOSBY, ET AL.,
Defendants.
Case No.:
05CA-2700-0127-00
Parcel No.: 127
SECTION: 08
NOTICE TO SHOW CAUSE
AND
NOTICE OF SUIT
OUT OF STATE ADDRESS LIST
Dorothy E. Ryf
180 North Chestnut Street
Massapequa, NY 11758-3035
Parcel 127
Robert G. Smith
1640 Ptarmigan Ridge Circle
Grand Junction, CO 81506-5252
Parcel 127
ADDRESS UNKNOWN LIST
Karl H. Rehberg
Address Unknown
Parcel 127
The Known and Unknown Heirs of
the Estate of Hattie Louise Reh-
berg, deceased
Address Unknown
Parcel 127
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,
lienors, or other parties claim-
ing by, through, under, or
against any such deceased de-
fendant or defendants, and all
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. 1976451
SECTION 16310-000
STATE ROAD 548
POLK COUNTY
DESCRIPTION
PARCEL: 127
ESTATE OR INTEREST TO
BE OBTAINED: FEE SIMPLE
That portion of Section 13,
Township 28 South, Range
23 East, Polk County, Flor-
ida, lying east of Block G
and west of State Road 563 (
Martin Luther King, Jr. Ave-
nue and Dakota Avenue) not
being 'a part of Bowyer's
Subdivision as depicted 'In
Plat Book 3, Page 19, Public
Records of Polk County,
Florida.
Being described as follows:"
Commence at the northeast
corner of Lot 1, Block G of
said Bowyer's Subdivision
said corner being on the
south existing right of way
line of West Magnolia Street
(per said plat); thence along
said south existing right of
way line, North 89'44'36"
East a distance of 119.00 for
a POINT OF BEGINNING;
thence continue along said
south existing right of way
line, North 89"44'36" East a
distance of 56.00 feet to the
west existing right of way
line of said State Road 563
(per Section 16003-2501);
thence along said west ex-
isting right of way line,
South 45"21'36" East a dis-
tance of 14.17 feet to the
west existing right of way
line of Dakota Avenue (per
said plat); thence along said
west existing right of. way
line, South 00'27'52" East a,
distance of 60.68 feet;
thence North 32'50'13" West
a distance of 30.86 feet to
the beginning of a curve'
concave southeasterly and
having a radius of 875.18
feet; thence along the arc of
said curve to the left a dis-
tance of 49.58 feet through a
central angle of 03'14'46"
with a chord bearing South;
83'29'48" West to the:end of
said curve; thence North
00'40'07'" West a distance of
50.07 feet to the POINT OF
BEGINNING.
Containing 3,232 square
feet.. : ,
Together with all rights of
ingress, ,egress, light, air
and view between the gran-
tor's remaining property and
any facility constructed on
the above described prop-
erty. ,
You are each notified that
the Petitioner filed is sworrn
Petition and its Declaration of
Taking in this'Court against you
as defendants, seeking to con-
demn by eminent domairi 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
3rd day of November, A.D.,
2005, at 9:00 o'clock A.M., at
the Polk County Courthouse,
Bartow, Florida, for an Order of
Taking in this cause. All defen-
dants to this suit may request
a hearing at the time and place
designated and be heard. Any
defendant failing to file a re-
quest for hearing shall waive
any right to object to the Order
of Taking.
A Pre-Order of Taking Case
Management Conference is
set for October 27, 2005,
at 9:00 o'clock A.M. before
the Honorable John F. Lau-.
rent, in Court Room 0D, 8th
Floor, Blue Elevator, at the
Polk County Courthouse,
Bartow, Florida, at which
time an Order of Taking will
me entered if all parties are
.n agreement or If no Iear-
ing has been requested. All


parties are required to at-
tend the Pre-Order of Tak-
ing Case Management Con-
ference.
AND
Each defendant is hereby re-
quired to serve written de-
fenses, if any, and request a
hearing, if desired, to said Peti-
tion on:
DEPARTMENT OF TRANS-
PORTATION
Post Office Box 1249
Bartow, Florida 33830
c/o Mr. Bruce P. Cury
District One General Coun-
sel
(863) 519-2617
Florida Bar No.: 0975117
on or before the 19th day of Sep-
tember, 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. If
you fail to request a hearing on the
Petition for Order of Taking you
hall waive any right to object to
said Order of Taking.
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 121h
day of August, 2005.
RICHARD M. WEISS
CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT
COURT
BY: /s/Shirley Deschamps
Deputy Clerk
(Seal)
Aug. 18, 25, 2005-2710

POLK COUNTY
BOARD OF COUNTY
COMMISSIONERS
POLK COUNTY, a political sub-
division of the State of Florida,
Petitioner,
vs.
TONYA LYNNETTE GEORGE,
Respondentss)/
COMPLAINT NO.
CE 04-4936 NT DM
NOTICE OF DEMOLITION
TO: TONYA LYNNETTE
GEORGE, whose last
known address was POST
OFFICE BOX 3774, LAKE-
LAND, FL 33802 and any
successors in interest to the be-
low described property
RE: Structure(s) being situ-
ated on a parcel described as:
COMMENCING AT THE SOUTH-
EAST CORNER OF SECTION.19,
TOWNSHIP 29 SOUTH, RANGE
23 EAST, RUN NORTH
0"01'20" WEST.ALONG THE
EAST BOUNDARY THEREOF FOR
968.51 FEET TO THE CENTER
LINE OF ROAD; THENCE CON-
TINUE NORTH 0 tO1 '20" WEST,
631.49 FEET; THENCE SOUTH
89'59' WEST 187.25 FEET
FOR POINT OF BEGINH iG;
THENCE CONTINUE SOUTH
89'59' WEST /167 FEET;
THENCE SOUTH, 00'03"
EAST, 648.66 FEET TO CENTER
LINE OF ROAD, BEING A POINT
ON A CURVE CONCAVE TO THE
NORTHERLY HAVING A RADIUS
OF 475.00 FEET; THENCE
EASTERLY ALONG SAID CURVE
THROUGH A CENTRAL ANGEL
OF2 Y ~1'38- TO A POINT DUE
SOUTH OF THE POINT OF BE-
GINNING; RUN THENCE NORTH
TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING
SUBJECT TO -AN EASEMENT
FOR ROAD OVER THE SOUTH
30 FEET THEREOF, POLK ..
COUNTY, FLORIDA.
TAKE NOTICE that pursu-
ant co Folk Count., Ordirn3nce
9i I the Directcr :.r rhe Polk
Count(, Buldirig 1i,. ,.Sion de-.
te-rmined that the stru,:ture sii
reteren:ced abo.,e r:e d,1.api-
dated structures) as defined in
the Ordinance. The struc-
ture(s) must be 'demol-
ished and the debris
must be removed to an
authorized landfill or
the structures) must
be substantially repaired
within thirty (30) days
after this notice has
been served. In order to
repair or demolish struc-
tures other than mobile
homes, you must first
obtain a building or
demolition permit from
. the Building Depart-
ment.
If a building or demolition per-
mit is required, you are still
bound by the thirty (30) day
time period required herein.
Your .time to demolish or repair is
not extended by the six (6) month
period allowed in the Building De-
partment permits for exercise of,
said permits. You must call the
CommUnity Development Spe-
clalist II when the structure Has
been substantially repaired or
demolished.
If .the dilapidated structures)
are not demolished or substan-
tially repaired as set Forth
above within thirty (30) days.
the slructure(s) shall be demol-.
ished by Polk County.
Should you fall I1 demo in or ult:'
stanially repair ire Olapidailted
strUcijreisi wiIr,,n Ire 30 as,' I ,m",
pe.ii ,d, please ti- adJvl, 5 I l /:,u


SI


may wish to remove all personal
property and site improvements
from the subject property. The
cost of the demolition and re-
moval of debris shall be ,as-
sessed against the property
owners and imposed as a lien
against the real property. If not
satisfied, the lien may be fore-
closed after a period of two
years in the manner provided in
Chapter 173, Florida Statutes.
The thirty day time period may
be enlarged by the Demolition
Coordinator in writing for good
cause shown. In order to re-
ceive an extension of time, you
must contact the Building Divi-
sion Immediately upon receipt
of this Notice. A verbal exten-
sion of time is not sufficient to
enlarge the time period and will
not protect your rights.
Note: If Polk County, or a vendor
under contract from Polk County,
demolishes above said property,
the demolition will include the re-
moval of all signs of human habi-
tation. This includes debris, trash (
excluding hazardous materials),
tires, building materials, septic
tanks, all structures, primary struc-
ture, sheds, garages, doghouses,
etc., slabs, footers, driveways (up
to the road), and all fences (except
those which divide the property
from an adjoining property). The
property will be brought to a rake-
site basis. If there are any ques-
tions as to what the demolition will
include, it is the owners responsi-
bility to contact the Demolition De-
partment for clarity.
Any questions regarding this No-
tice of Demolition may be directed
to the following:
Tanya L. Tucker, Commu-
nity Development Specialist
II
Housing, and Neighborhood
Development Division
P.O. Box 9005, Drawer
HS04
Bartow, Florida 33831-
9005
(863) 534-5257
Dated this 19th day of August,
2005.
Tanya L. Tucker, Community
Development Specialist 11
P.O. Box 9005, Drawer HS04
Bartow, Florida 33831-9005
(863) 534-5257
Aug. 18, 22, 2005-2722FR


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR
POLK COUNTY, FLORIDA PRO-
BATE DIVISION .
IN RE: ESTATE OF
EARL H. SPEER,
Deceased.
.File No.:
05CP-1284
NOTICE TO CREDITORS
The administration of'the estate
of EARL H. SPEER, deceased,
whose date of death was February
20, 2004, and whose Social Secu-
rity Number is 266-24-9459, is
pending in the Circuit Court for
Polk County, Florida, Probate Divi-
sion, the address of which is PO.
Box 9000, Drawer CC-4, Bartow,
FL 33831-9000. The names and
addresses of the personal repre-
sentative and the personal repre-
sentative's attorney are set forth
below.
All creditors of the decedent
and other persons having claims
or demands against decedent's
estate. on whom a copy of this no-
tice has been served must file
their claims with this Court
WITHIN THE LATER OF 3
MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF
THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF
THIS NOTICE OR 30 DAYS AF-
TER THE TIME OF SERVICE OF
A COPY OF THIS NOTICE ON
THEM.
All other creditors of the dece-
dent and other persons having
claims or demands against dece-
dent's Estate must file their claims
with this Court WITHIN 3
MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF
THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF
THIS NOTICE.
ALL CLAIMS NOT SO FILED
WILL BE FOREVER BARRED.
NOTWITHSTANDING THE
TIME PERIOD SET FORTH
ABOVE, ANY CLAIM FILED TWO
S(2) YEARS OR MORE AFTER
THE DECEDENT'S DATE OF
DEATH IS BARRED.
The date of first publication of
this notice is August 18 2005.
Personal Representative:
FREDERICK W. SPEER
3305 SW Barbur Boulevard,
#14
Portland, Oregon 97239
Attorney for Personal Repre-
sentative: ,,
CONNIE C. DURRENCE
Attorney for Ffederick W. Speer
Florida Bar.No. 985181
CLARK,' CAMPBELL & MAW-
HINNEY, P.A.
P.O. Box 24627
Lakeland, Florida 33802-4627
Telephone: (863) 647-5337
Aug. 18, 25, 2005-2731


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LEGAL NOTICE
REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS
The Polk County Workforce
Development Board, Inc. is solic-
iting proposals to determine quali-
fications from licensed firms of
Certified Public Accountants to
provide program and fiscal moni-
toring and oversight reporting for
the period beginning November 1,
2005 through October 31, 2006.
Proposers' conferences are
scheduled for Monday, August 29,
2005 at 10 AM, ET. Letters of In-
tent to Propose are due in the
Board's administrative office be-
fore 4:00 PM ET on, Friday, Sep-
tember 2, 2005. All proposals are
due in the Board's administrative
office before 4:00 PM ET on Mon-
day, September 19, 2005. A copy
of these Requests for Proposals
may be obtained from the Board's
Web site, www.polkworks.org, by
clicking on then
clicking on i or by
contacting Tom Hori'iick at
863.519.0100x116 or at tomr hor-
nackr@/polkworks.org.
August 18, 2005-2702


I "GRANT" YOURSELF A LITTLE EXTRA
CASH. SELL IT IN A CLASSIFIED.







REMINDER:


SUPPORT YOUR


LOCAL BUSINESSES

SO THEY WILL REMAIN

ABLE TO SERVE

YOUR NEEDS


..........


STORAGE SERVICES RE-
MAIN UNPAID, MAY BE
SOLD AFTER 35 DAYS IF
THE VEHICLE IS MORE
THAN 3 YEARS OF AGE
AND AFTER 50 DAYS IF
THE VEHICLE IS 3 YEARS
OF AGE OR LESS FREE OF
ALL PRIOR LIENS. SALE
WILL BE HELD AS
POSTED AND AT THE LO-
CATION INDICATED FOR
THE LIENOR ABOVE.
Polk County Florida
Aug. 18, 2005-2720



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Notice of Public Hearing IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
City of Bartow 10TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF
City Commission FLORIDA, IN AND FOR POLK
On ITuesday, Soeptember 6, 2005, at 6:30 PM, or as soon as possible, in COUNTY
the City Commission Chambers, at 450 North Wilson Avenue, Barlow, I-HOMEAMERICAN CREDIT, INC.
Florida, the City of Bartow City Commission will hold a Public Hearing on D/B/A UPLAND MORTGAGE
ile Iollowing resolulioni: -vs-
LF winL -ION NO 05-3554-R A RESOLUTION AMENDING THE AUGUSTIN BAEZ, INDIVIDU-
BOUNDARY OF THE BARTOW COMMUNITY REDEVELOPMENT ALLY AND AS SOLE HEIR AND
AREA AND THE STATEMENT OF NEED FOR AN AREA TO BE ADDED AS PERSONAL REPRESENTA-
TO THE BARTOW COMMUNITY REDEVELOPMENT AREA OF THE TIVE OF THE ESTATE OF
CITY OF BARTOW, FLORIDA. ALICIA BURGOS, DECEASED;
If a persons decides to appeal any decision made by the Board, Agency, CARMEN BAEZ; OSCEOLA
or Commission with respect to any matter considered at such meeting, or COUNTY; UNKNOWN PARTIES
hearing, they will need a record of the proceedings, and for such pur- IN POSSESSION #1 AS TO 2464
pose, may need to ensure that a verbatim record includes the testimony RUTH LANE; IF LIVING, AND ALL
and evidence upon which the appeal is to be based. All interested prop- UNKNOWN PARTIES CLAIMING
erty owners are invited to comment, either by attending the meeting or by BY, THROUGH, UNDER AND
mail. No objections being raised, it is presumed none exist. A copy of the AGAINST THE ABOVE NAMED
complete application, Unified Land Development Code, Zoning Map, DEFENDANT(S) WHO ARE NOT
Comprehensive Plan and Future Land Use Map is available for inspec- KNOWN TO BE DEAD OR ALIVE,
tion by the public at the City Planning Department located at 450 North WHETHER SAID UNKNOWN
Wilson Avenue, Bartow, Florida. The office is open from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 PARTIES MAY CLAIM AN INTER-
p.m EST AS SPOUSES, HEIRS, DE-
Reply to: VISEES, GRANTEES, OR

Building Department OTHER CLAIMANTS,
PO Box 1069 DEFENDANTS.
Bartow, Florida 33831 NO. 05-CA-596
Division#: 11
I, W V kA NOTICE OF SALE
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN
pursuant to an Order of Final
Judgment of Foreclosure dated
August 8, 2005, entered in Civil
Case No. 05-CA-596 of the Circuit
Court of the 10TH Judicial Circuit
o. ./ in and for POLK County, Florida,
wherein HOMEAMERICAN
8 CREDIT, INC. D/B/A UPLAND
S' MORTGAGE, Plaintiff and
S- AUGUSTIN BAEZ, INDIVIDU-
.. ALLY AND AS SOLE HEIR AND
AS PERSONAL REPRESENTA-
ul. c. TIVE OF THE ESTATE OF
I' ALICIA BURGOS, DECEASED
I -' are defendantss, I will sell to the
S'__highest and best bidder for cash,
; |'|. -AT THE EAST END OF THE
EAST CORRIDOR, FIRST
SI FLOOR, POLK COUNTY COURT-
SI -_ HOUSE, 255. NORTH BROAD-
WAY AVENUE, BARTOW, FLOR-
.' IDA, AT. 9:00 AM, MAIN EN-
S' TRANCE IS ON CHURCH
i i, i STREET, NO ENTRY AVAILABLE
S! I ON BROADWAY AVE. at 9:00
Si I I, a.m. October 7, 2005, the foliow-
i| I'."" q -| ing described property as set forth
I Ii !' -i-' -- TI- in said Final Judgment, to-wit:
-. I I 1 I "- ,' PARCEL ONE: LOT 45 THAT
S:- I: I ',', _-- PART OF TRACT 14 IN THE
S' ', '. SOUTHEAST QUARTER OF
... .' "- SECTION 30, TOWNSHIP 26
S'" I -. SOUTH, RANGE 27 EAST,
S;. POLK COUNTY, FLORIDA,
-I SHOWN ON THE PLAT OF
I | I' : .. '_ .. I I I THE FLORIDA DEVELOP-
.....~ .....'~,,.,1,,,. sx r. x. N A SOBoMENT COMPANY SUBDIVI-

THROUGH 63 OF THE PUB-
Aug. 15, 2005-2738 a LIC RECORDS OF POLK
COUNTY, FLORIDA, DE-
.SCRIBED AS: COMMENCE
NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING BEFORE THE CITY OF BARTOW AT THE SOUTHEAST COR-
CITY COMMISSION NER OF THE NORTHWEST
Notice is hereby given that the City Commission of the City of Bartow will QUARTER OF THE SOUTH-
hold a Public Hearing at a regular City Commission meeting on Tuesday, EAST QUARTER OF SEC-
September 6, 2005 at 6:30 p.m. in the City Commission Chambers of TION 30 AND RUN NORTH
Bartow City Hall located at 450 N. Wilson Avenue to consider the final 00 DEGREES 02 MINUTES
reading of the following ordinances: 57 SECONDS EAST 15.00
ORDINANCE NO. 2005-09 FEET TO THE NORTH
AMENDING THE ZONING MAP OF THE CITY OF BARTOW, FLORIDA, RIGHT OF WAY LINE OF
REZONING APPROXIMATELY 1.1 ACRES OF LAND OWNED BY SAND HILL ROAD; THENCE
CHARLES E. KING, ET AL., AND LOCATED IN SECTION 8, TOWN- SOUTH 89 DEGREES 10
SHIP 30 SOUTH, RANGE 25 EAST, POLK COUNTY, FLORIDA, FROM MINUTES 51 SECONDS
R-1, "SINGLE FAMILY RESIDENTIAL" TO R-2. "TWO FAMILY RESI- WEST ALONG SAID RIGHT
DENTIAL". OF WAY LINE 389.55 FEET
ORDINANCE NO. 2005-56 TO THE POINT OF BEGIN-
AUTHORIZING THE BORROWING OF FUNDS IN AN AMOUNT NOT NING; THENCE CONTINUE
TO EXCEED $3,000,000 FROM THE FLORIDA MUNICIPAL LOAN SOUTH 89 DEGREES 10
COUNCIL FOR ACQUISITION AND EQUIPPING OF A NEW ELECTRIC MINUTES 51 SECONDS
FACILITY AND CONSTRUCTION OF A NEW GYMNASIUM WEST, 112.62 FEET
ORDINANCE NO. 2005-57 THENCE NORTH 00 DE-
An ordinance relating to the regulation of the use and development of GREES 02 MINUTES 51
land in the City of Bartow, Florida; providing for the imposition of an im- SECONDS EAST, 354.21
pact fee on land development in the City of Bartow for providing new road FEET: THENCE SOUTH 88
and related facilities necessitated by such new development; providing DEGREES 13 MINUTES 09
for a short title, stating authority and applicability of the ordinance; provid- SECONDS EAST, 72.15
ing for intent and purposes; providing rules of construction; providing defi- FEET; THENCE NORTH 00
nations; providing findings and declarations of the City Commission pro- DEGREES 02 MINUTES 51
viding for computation of the amount of the roads impact fee; providing SECONDS EAST, 13.50
for the City of Bartow Comprehensive Plan; providing for the payment of FEET: THENCE NORTH 89
a road impact fee as a prerequisite for issuance of a building permit or fi- DEGREES 10 MINUTES 51
nal development order permitting the placement of recreational vehicles; SECONDS EAST, 40.51
providing for review and adjustment of the impact fee; providing a method FEET; THENCE SOUTH 00
for payment of the fee; providing for establishment of roads impact fee DEGREES 02 MINUTES 57
trust fund districts, providing for the placement of revenue collected from SECONDS WEST, 364.25
roads impact fees into road impact fee trust funds established for that FEET TO THE POINT OF BE-
purpose; providing for the limitation of the expenditure of funds from the GINNING.
roads impact fee trust funds to certain capital costs; providing for exemp- TOGETHER WITH PARCEL
tions and creditors; providing for refund of unexpended funds; providing TWO:
for review of the fee structure; providing for a penalty and enforcement LOT 4, TIERRA DEL SOL,
provision; providing for inclusion in code, codification, and scrivener's er- UNIT II, FIRST ADDITION,
rors; providing for SEVERABILITY; and providing an effective date. ACCORDING TO THE PLAT
An ORDINANCE NO. 2005-58 THEREOF AS RECORDED IN
An ordinance relating to the regulation of the use and development of PLAT BOOK 4, PAGE 83, OF
land in the City of Bartow, Florida; providing for the imposition of an im- THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF
pact fee on land development in the City of Bartow for providing public POLK COUNTY FLORIDA.
buildings, lands and other facilities; providing for a short title, stating All sales are to be held at the east
authority and applicability of the ordinance; providing for intent and pur- end of the east corridor, first floor,
poses; providing rules of construction; providing definitions; providing of the Polk County Courthouse lo-
findings and declarations of the City Commission providing for computa- cated at 255 North Broadway Ave-
tion of the amount of the roads impact fee; providing for the City of Bar- nue, Bartow, Florida. Please note
tow Comprehensive Plan; providing for the payment of a road impact fee that the main entrance is located
as a prerequisite for issuance of a building permit or final development on Church Street. No entry is pos-
order permitting the placement of recreational vehicles; providing for re- sible from Broadway Avenue. In
view and adjustment of the impact fee; providing a method for payment of the event any temporary change is
the fee; providing for establishment of roads impact fee trust fund dis- necessary, the Clerk will post a "
tricts, providing for the placement of revenue collected from roads impact Notice of Change" at the sale loca-
fees into road impact fee trust funds established for that purpose; provid- tion directing the bidders to the
ing for the limitation of the expenditure of funds from the roads impact fee temporary sale location.
trust funds to certain capital costs; providing for exemptions and credi- If you are a person with a disability
tors; providing for refund of unexpended funds; providing for review of the who needs any accommodation in
fee structure; providing for a penalty and enforcement provision; provid- order to participate in this pro-
ing for inclusion in code, codification, and scrivener's errors; providing for ceeding, you are entitled, at no
SEVERABILITY; and providing an effective date. cost to you, to the provision of cer-
The proposed ordinances are available in the office.of the'.City Clerk in tain assistance. Please contact the
the City Hall complex. Interested parties may examine them there orap- Office of the Court Administrator,
pear at the meeting and be heard with respect to the proposed ordi- (863) 534-4690, within two (2)
nances. working days of your receipt of this
Please be advised that if you desire to appeal from any decision made as notice; if you are hearing or voice
a result of the above hearing or meeting, .youwill need a record of the impaired, call (TDD) (863) 534-
proceedings and in some cases a verbatim record is required. You must 7777, or 'Florida Relay Service
make your own arrangements to produce this record. (Florida Statute' 711.
286.0105) DATED at BARTOW this 10th
If you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in or- day of August, 2005.
der to participate in this proceeding, you are entitled, at least no cost to RICHARD M. WEISS
you, to the provision of certain assistance. Please contact City Clerk CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT
Linda Culpepper at 450 N. Wilson Avenue, P.O. Box 1069, Bartow, Flor- COURT
ida 33831-1069 or phone (863) 534-0100 within 2 working days of you POLK County, Florida
receipt of this meeting notification; if you are hearing or voice impaired, By: /s/ Tamika Joiner
call 1-800-955-8771. A Deputy Clerk
LINDA CULPEPPER, CITY CLERK (Court Seal) ,
*Aug. 18, 2005-271 8 Aug. 18, 25, 2005-2708


POLK COUNTY
BOARD OF COUNTY
COMMISSIONERS
POLK COUNTY, a political sub-
division of the State of Florida,
Petitioner,
vs.
WILLIE R. CREECH,
Respondent(s)J
COMPLAINT NO.
CE 04-4226 NT DM
NOTICE OF DEMOLITION
TO: WILLIE R. CREECH,
whose last known ad-
dress was 801 NORTH
20TH STREET, HAINES
CITY, FL 33844-4509 and
any successors in interest to
the below described property
RE: Structure(s) being situ-
ated on a parcel described as:
LOT 329, LAKE PIERCE RAN-
CHETTES THIRD ADDITION, AC-
CORDING TO MAP OR PLA T
THEREOF AS RECORDED IN
PLAT BOOK 77, PAGE 37, OF
THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF POLK
COUNTY, FLORIDA.
TAKE NOTICE that pursu-
ant to Polk County Ordinance
90-17, the Director of the Polk
County Building Division has de-
termined that the structures)
referenced above are dilapi-
dated structures) as defined in
the Ordinance. The struc-
ture(s) must be demol-
ished and the debris
must be removed to an
authorized landfill or
the structures) must
be substantially repaired
within thirty (30) days
after this notice has
been served. In order to
repair or demolish struc-
tures other than mobile
homes, you must first
obtain a building or
demolition permit from
the Building Depart-
ment.
If a building or demolition per-
mit Is required, you are still
bound by the thirty (30) day
time period required herein.
Your time to demolish or repair is
not extended by the six (6) month
period allowed in the Building De-
partment permits for exercise of
said permits. You must call the
Community Development Spe-
cialist II when the structure has
been substantially repaired or
demolished.
If the dilapidated structures)
are not demolished or substan-
tially repaired as set Forth
above within thirty (30) days,
the structures) shall be demol-
ished by Polk County.
Should you fail to demolish or
substantially repair the dilapidated
structures) within the 30 day time
period, please be advised that you
may wish to remove all personal
property and site improvements
from the subject property. The
cost of the demolition and re-
moval of debris shall be as-
sessed against the property
owners and imposed as a lien
against the real property. If not
satisfied, the lien may be fore-
closed after a period of two
years in the manner provided in
Chapter 173, Florida Statutes.
The thirty day time period may
be enlarged by the Demolition
Coordinator in writing for good
cause shown. In order to re-
ceive an extension of time, you
must contact the Building Divi-
sion immediately upon receipt
of this Notice. A verbal exten-
sion of time is not sufficient to
enlarge the time period and will
not protect your rights.
Note: If Polk County, or a vendor
under contract from Polk County,
demolishes above said property,
the demolition will include the re-
moval of all signs of human habi-
tation. This includes debris, trash (
excluding hazardous materials),
tires, building materials, septic
tanks, all structures, primary struc-
ture, sheds, garages, doghouses,
etc., slabs, footers, driveways (up
to the road), and all fences (except
those which divide the property
from an adjoining property). The
property will be brought to a rake-
site basis. If there are any ques-
tions as to what the demolition will
include, it is the owners responsi-
bility to contact the Demolition De-
partment for clarity;
Any questions regarding this No-
tice of Demolition may be directed
to the following:
Tanya L. Tucker, Commu-
nity Development Specialist
II
Housing and Neighborhood
Development Division
P.O. Box 9005, Drawer
HS04
Bartow, Florida 33831-
9005
(863) 534-5257
Dated this 19th day of August,
2005.
Tanya L. Tucker, Community
Development Specialist II
SP.O. Box 9005, Drawer HS04
Bartow, Florida 33831-9005
(863) 534-5257
Aug. 18, 22; 2005-2723FR


NOTICE OF CLAIM OF
LIEN & PROPOSED SALE
OF VEHICLE
LIENOR: CENTRAL TOW-
ING
550 AVE T, NW
WINTER HAVEN, FL
33881
DATE OF SALE: 9/9/05
TIME OF SALE: 8:00 A.M.
YR/MAKE VIN#
97 G MC
IGDHK39J7VF023950
WILL BE SOLD TO SAT-
ISFY TOWING AND STOR-
AGE FEES PLUS ACCUMU-
LATING STORAGE.
OWNER HAS A RIGHT TO
A HEARING PRIOR TO
SALE DATE. ANY VEHI-
CLE WHICH REMAINS UN-
CLAIMED OR FOR WHICH
THE CHARGES FOR RE-
COVERY TOWING AND


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN
AND FOR POLK COUNTY, FLOR-
IDA
CIVIL DIVISION
IN RE: FORFEITURE OF:
1999 SILVER DODGE DURANGO
VIN# 1 B4H528Y4XF51 6966

CASE NO.: 2005CA-0011 06
SECTION: 11
AMENDED NOTICE OF
FORFEITURE PROCEED-
INGS
Wayne Broderick & Kia
M. Bell
3123 Crystal Hills Loop
South
Lakeland, Florida 33803
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 February 11, 2005, by
the Polk County Sheriff's Office
and Captioned Property is pres-
ently in the custody of the Polk
County Sheriff's Office.
2. Any owner, entity, boha 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
August 3, 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 9th day
of August. 2005.
CASSANDRA L. DENMARK, ES-
QUIRE
Polk County Sheriff's Office
455 North Broadway
Bartow, Florida 33830
(863) 534-6294
Florida Bar #0553247
Aug. 18, 25, 2005-2701






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Notice of Public Hearing
City of Bartow
The Planning and Zoning Commission (Local Planning Agency) of the
City of Bartow will hold a Public Hearing at 5:30 p.m., Monday, August
29, 2005 in the City Commission Chambers, at 450 North Wilson Avenue,
Bartow, Florida. The purpose of this meeting is to review and recommend
action to the City Commission on the following applicationss:
Application #Z-05-09 Review and recommendation to the City Commis-
sion of a request to amend the Zoning Map of the City of Bartow to zone
annexed lands R-1B, Single Family Residential. The property is owned
by Gandy Grove, LLC and is located on the north side of Gandy Road;
1/2 mile west of Gandy Cemetery Road in Section 31, Township 29
South, Range 25 East, Polk County, Florida.
If a persons decides to appeal any decision made by the Board, Agency,
or Commission with respect to any matter considered at such meeting, or
hearing, they will need a record of the proceedings, and for such pur-
pose, may need to ensure that a verbatim record includes the testimony
and evidence upon which the appeal is to be based. All interested prop-
erty owners are invited to comment, either by attending the meeting or by
mail. No objections being raised, it is presumed none exist. A copy of the
complete application, Unified Land Development Code, Zoning Map,
Comprehensive Plan and Future Land Use Map is available for inspec-
tion by the public at the City Planning Department located at 450 North
Wilson Avenue, Bartow, Florida. The office is open from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00
p.m.
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Planning Department
PO Box 1069
Bartow, Florida 33831
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Notice of Public Hearing
City of Bartow
The Planning and Zoning Commission (Local Planning Agency) of the
City of Bartow will hold a Public Hearing at 5:30 p.m., Monday, August
29, 2005 in the City Commission Chambers, at 450 North Wilson Avenue,
Bartow, Florida. The purpose of this meeting is to review and recommend
action to the City Commission on the following applicationss:
Application #VAC-05-01 Review and recommendation to the City Com-
mission of a request by Jason & Maria Osborne and Neil Sue to vacate
and close the Nottingham Drive East right of way lying north of Clower
Street between Lots 19 and 24, Brittany Place Unit 1 Subdivision, Plat
Book 66, Page 19, Polk County, Florida.
Application #VAC-05-02 Review and recommendation to the City Com-
mission of a request by Fore Property Company to vacate and close
Boulevard Street right of way west of Hobart Avenue in Section 5, Town-
ship 30 South, Range 25 East, Polk County, Florida.
If a persons decides to appeal any decision made by the Board, Agency,
or Commission with respect to any matter considered at such meeting, or
hearing, they will need a record of the proceedings, and for such pur-
pose, may need to ensure that a verbatim record includes the testimony
and evidence upon which the appeal is to be based. All interested prop-
erty owners are invited to comment, either by attending the meeting or by
mail. No objections being raised, it is presumed none exist. A copy of the
complete application, Unified Land Development Code, Zoning Map,
Comprehensive Plan and Future Land Use Map is available for inspec-
tion by the public at the City Planning Department located at 450 North
Wilson Avenue, Bartow, Florida. The office is open from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00
p.m.
Reply to:
Planning Department
PO Box 1069
Bartow, Florida 33831
Aug. 18, 2005-2736


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT
OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL
CIRCUIT OF THE STATE
OF FLORIDA, IN AND FOR
POLK COUNTY
CIVIL DIVISION
ASSOCIATES FIRST CAPITAL
CORPORATION SUCCESSOR BY
MERGER TO ASSOCIATES FI-
NANCIAL SERVICES OF AMER-
ICA, INC.,
Plaintiff,
vs.
JAMES W. BASS; THE UN-
KNOWN SPOUSE OF JAMES W.
BASS, IF LIVING, INCLUDING
ANY UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF
SAID DEFENDANTSS, IF RE-
MARRIED, AND IF DECEASED,
THE RESPECTIVE UNKNOWN
HEIRS, DEVISEES, GRANTEES,
ASSIGNEES, CREDITORS, LIEN-
ORS, AND TRUSTEES, AND ALL
OTHER PERSONS CLAIMING BY,
THROUGH, UNDER OR AGAINST
THE NAMED DEFENDANTSS;
UNKNOWN TENANT #1; UN-
KNOWN TENANT #2,
Defendantss.
CASE NO.
2005-CA-2973-SEC 04
NOTICE OF ACTION
TO:
JAMES W. BASS; THE UN-
KNOWN SPOUSE OF JAMES
W. BASS, 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
hame and address appears
hereon,, on or before September
19, 2005 the nature of this pro-
ceeding being a suit for foreclo-
sure of mortgage against the fol-
lowing described property, to wit:
LOT 117, LAKE PIERCE -
RANCHETTES, ACCORDING
TO THE PLAT THEREOF, AS
RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK
71, PAGE 19, OF THE PUB-
LIC RECORDS OF POLK
COUNTY, FLORIDA.
To include a:
MOBILE HOME VIN UN-
KNOWN AND TITLE NUM-
BER UNKNOWN
A/K/A 2795 SILVER SPUR
LOOP, LAKE WALES, FL
33853.
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.
It you are,a person with disabilities
who needs any accommodation in
order to participate in this pro-
ceeding, you are entitled at no
cost to you, to the provision of cer-
tain assistance. Please contact the
Office of the Court Administrator,
(863) 534-4690, within two (2)
working days of your receipt of this
notice; if you are hearing or voice
impaired, call TDD (863) 534-7777
or Florida Relay Services 711.
Dated at Polk County this 16th
day of Augst., 2005.
RICHARD M. WEISS
CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT
,By Ls/ Teresa Nelson
Deputy Clerk
(Seal)
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THE DECEDENT'S DATE OF
DEATH IS BARRED.
The date of first publication of
this notice is August 18 2005.
Personal Representative:
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Attorney for Personal Repre-
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IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF
FLORIDA IN AND FOR POLK
COUNTY
CIVIL DIVISION
MORTGAGE ELECTRONIC REG-
ISTRATION SYSTEMS, INC.,
Plaintiff,
vs.
ROGER L. HORTON, III, POLK
COUNTY; UNITES STATES OF
AMERICA, INTERNAL REVENUE
SERVICE, AND UNKNOWN TEN-
ANTS/OWNERS,
Defendants.
CASE NO.
53-2005-CA-2663-WH
DIVISION: 04
NOTICE OF ACTION
TO: ROGER L. HORTON, III
AVOIDING SERVICE AT THE
ADDRESS OF:
1545 ROBIN STREET
AUBURNDALE, FLORIDA
33823
UNKNOWN TENANTS/OWN-
ERS 1
1545 ROBIN STREET
AUBURNDALE, FLORIDA
33823
You are notified that an action
to foreclosure a mortgage on the
following property in Polk County,
Florida:
THE SOUTH 80 FEET OF
THE FOLLOWING DE-
SCRIBED PROPERTY:
FROM THE NORTHWEST
CORNER OF FARM 14 OF
KOSSUTHVILLE, FLORIDA,
ACCORDING TO THE PLAT
THEREON RECORDED IN
PLAT BOOK 17, PAGE 50,
PUBLIC RECORDS OF POLK
COUNTY, FLORIDA, RUN
SOUTHEASTERLY ALONG
THE WEST BANK OF CANAL
AS NOW LOCATED
THEREOF FOR A DISTANCE
OF 710 FEET FOR POINT OF
BEGINNING THENCE RUN
EAST 118 FEET MORE OR
TO THE EAST LINE OF SAID
FARM 14, RUN THENCE
SOUTH ALONG SAID EAST
BOUNDARY TO THE
SOUTHEAST CORNER OF
SAID FARM 14, THENCE
RUN WEST ALONG THE
SOUTH LINE OF FARM 14
AND 13 TO THE SOUTH-
WEST CORNER OF FARM
13; THENCE RUN NORTH
ALONG THE WEST BOUND-
ARY OF FARM 13, A DIS-
TANCE OF 573.70 FEET,
THENCE RUN EAST A DIS-
TANCE OF 198.0 FEET
MORE OR LESS TO THE
POINT OF BEGINNING;
LESS AND EXCEPT THE
NORTH 80 FEET OF THE
WEST 200 FEET THEREOF,
AND LESS AND EXCEPT
THE SOUTH 100 FEET OF
THE ABOVE AND AFORE-
GOING DESCRIBED TRACT.
LESS AND EXCEPT THE
WEST 20 WEST OF THE
ABOVE CAPTIONED PROP-
ERTY FOR ROAD RIGHT-OF-
WAY.
commonly known as 1 545
Robin Street, Auburndale,
Florida 33823 has been filed
against you and you are re-
quired to serve a copy of your
written defenses, if any, to it
on Michelle G. Castillo of
Kass, Shuler, Solomon, Spec-
for, Foyle & Singer. P.A.,
plaintiff's attorney, whose-ad-
dress is P.O. Box 800, Tampa,
Florida 33601, on or before
September 16, 2005, (or thirty
(30) days from the first date of
publication, whichever is later)
and file the original with the
Clerk of this Court either be-
fore service on Plaintiff's attor-
ney or immediately thereafter:
otherwise a default will be en-
tered against you for the relief
demanded in the Complaint.
DATED August 15th, 2005.
Richard M. Weiss
CLERK OF THE COURT
By: Is/Shirley Deschamps
Deputy Clerk
(Court Seal)
Aug. 18, 25, 2005-2729







IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR
POLK COUNTY, FLORIDA PRO-
BATE DIVISION
IN RE: ESTATE OF
MARGARET MARY THOMAS,
Deceased.
File No.:
05CP-1384
NOTICE TO CREDITORS
The administration of the estate
of MARGARET MARY THOMAS,
deceased, whose date of death
was October 25, 2004, and whose
Social Security Number is 106-34-
6729, is pending in the Circuit
Court for Polk County, Florida,
Probate Division, the address of
which is P.O. Box 9000, Drawer
CC-4, Bartow, FL 33831-9000.
The names and addresses of the
personal representative and the
personal representative's attorney
are set forth below.
All creditors of the decedent
and other persons having claims
or demands against decedent's
estate on whom a copy of,this no-
tice has been served must file
their claims with this Court
WITHIN THE LATER OF 3
MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF
THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF
THIS NOTICE OR 30 DAYS AF-
TER THE TIME OF SERVICE OF
A COPY OF THIS NOTICE ON
THEM.
All other creditors of the dece-
dent and 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


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
10TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF
FLORIDA, IN AND FOR POLK
COUNTY
MORTGAGE ELECTRONIC REG-
ISTRATION SYSTEMS, INC.,
PLAINTIFF,
-vs-
JOHN C. HARRISON, ET AL.
DEFENDANTS.
CASE NO.: 05-CA-2630
Division#: 8
NOTICE OF ACTION
FORECLOSURE
PROCEEDINGS-PROPERTY
TO: JOHN C. HARRISON
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 all 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 8, BLOCK 6, TIER 5,
HASKELL SUBDIVISION, AC-
CORDING TO THE PLAT
THEREOF RECORDED IN
PLAT BOOK 1, PAGE 5-A,
PUBLIC RECORDS OF POLK
COUNTY, FLORIDA, TO-
GETHER WITH A MOBILE
HOME PERMANENTLY AF-
FIXED THEREON. YEAR:
2003; MAKE: FLEETWOOD
EAGLE TRACE XLE MODEL
76048; VIN#
GAFL235A88081-EA21 AND
GAFL235B88081-EA21 AND
GAFL235C088081-EA21.
More commonly known as
4146 LAUREL AVENUE,
HIGHLAND CITY, FL 33846.
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 16-M day
of August 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/ Teresa Nelson
Deputy Clerk
(Seal)
Aug. 18, 25, 2005-2727

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR
POLK COUNTY, FLORIDA PRO-
BATE DIVISION
IN RE: ESTATE OF
ALTON F. KENNEDY, SR.,
Deceased.
File No.
05-CP-1723
NOTICE TO CREDITORS
The administration of the estate
of ALTON F. KENNEDY, SR., de.
ceased, whose date of death was
May 21, 2005, and whose Social
Security Number is 267-05-1904
is pending in the Circuit Court for
Polk County, Florida, Probate Divi
sion, the address of which is P.O
Box 9000, Drawer CC-4, Bartow,
Florida 33830. The names and ad
dresses of the personal represen-
tative and the personal represen-
tative's attorney are set forth be
low.
All creditors of the deceden
and other persons, having claims
or demands against decedent's
estate, on whom a copy of this no
tice has been served, must file
their claims with this court WITHIN
THE LATER OF 3 MONTHS AF
TER THE DATE OF THE FIRST
PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE
OR 30 DAYS AFTER THE DATE
OF SERVICE OF A COPY OF
THIS NOTICE ON THEM.
All other creditors of the dece
dent and other persons having
claims or demands against the de
cedent's estate,' must file their
claims with this court WITHIN 3
MONTHS AFTER THE DATE 01
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 TWC
(2).YEARS OR MORE AFTEF
THE DECEDENT'S DATE OF
DEATH IS BARRED.
THE DATE OF FIRST PUBLIC
CATION OF THIS NOTICE IS:
August 18, 2005.
Personal Representative:
William N. Kennedy
100 Charter House Circle
Columbia, SC 29036
Attorney for Personal Representa
live:
John R. Griffith for
James P. Hahn, Attorney
Florida Bar No. 032756


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN
AND FOR POLK COUNTY,
FLORIDA
GEORGE MOOTOOSAMMY,
Plaintiff,
vs.
PHILA M. KANE, WEKIVA,
INC., a/k/a WEKIVA,
INC., BUILDER/DEVEL-
OPER, a Florida corpora-
tion, OXFORD FIRST
CORP., a Pennsylvania
corporation. LYDIA HER-
NANDEZ APONTE, OX-
FORD FINANCIAL SERV-
ICES, INC., a Pennsylva-
nia corporation, FELIX
W. MIR and IRENE 0. MR,
PROFILE FLORIDA (UK)
LTD., INC., a United
Kingdom corporation
authorized to do busi-
ness is Florida, NOR-
BERTO SANTOS FREITAS
VIEREA and MARIA GILDA
SLVA DE VIERA, ERNEST
KEITH DAVIS and KEITH,
E. DAVIS, WALTER WARD
and HATTIE WARD, CANH
OAI TRUONG a/k/a KENT
TRUONG, JOSEPH I.
ROMEIRO, SR., and
FLORA M. ROMERIA, and
CHRISTOPHER S. HUNT,
and the several and respective
unknown assigns, successors in
interest, trustees or any other
person claiming by, through,
under or against any defen-
dants or other legal entity
named as a defendant; and all
claimants, persons or parties,
natural or corporate, or whose
exact legal status is unknown,
claiming under any of the
above named or described de-
fendants or parties or claiming
to have any right, title, or inter-
est in and to the lands hereaf-
ter described,
Defendants.
CASE NO:
53-2005CA-001937-0000
NOTICE OF ACTION
TO: TONY GATEHOUSE,
as Registered Agent of
Profile Florida (UK) Ltd.,
Inc.
YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an
action to .quiet Tax Deed on the
following property in Polk County,
Florida:
Lot 6, Block 66, IN-
DIAN LAKE ESTATES
UNIT NO. 1, according
to the map or plat
thereof as recorded
in Plat Book 39, at
Page 1, of the Public
Records of Polk
County, Florida.
has been filed against you and
you are required to serve a
copy of your written defenses,
if any, to it on ALBERT C. GAL-
LOWAY, JR., ALBERT C. GAL-
LOWAY, JR., P.A., whose ad-
dress is Post Office Box 3339,
I Lake Wales, Florida 33859-
3339 within thirty (30) days
after the first publication of
this notice, and file the original
with the clerk of this court ei-
ther before service on plain-
tiff's attorney or immediately
thereafter; otherwise a default
will be entered against you for
the relief demanded in the
complaint or petition.
If you are a person with disabilities
who needs any accommodation in
order to participate in this pro-
ceeding, you are entitled at no
cost to you, to the provision of
certain assistance. Please contact
the Office of the Court Administra-
tor, (863) 534-4690, within two (2)
working days of your receipt of this
notice; if you are hearing or voice
impaired, call TDD (863) 534-7777
or Florida Relay Services 711.
WITNESS my hand and the
seal of this Court on August
12,2005.
RICHARD M. WEISS
As Clerk of said Court
By: /s/ Shirley Deschamps
As Deputy Clerk
(COURT SEAL)
Aug. 18, 25, Sept. 1, 8, 2005-2706


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IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN
AND FOR POLK COUNTY,
FLORIDA
WELLS FARGO BANK, N.A., Suc-
cessor by merger to WELLS
FARGO HOME MORTGAGE,
INC. f/k/a NORWEST MORT-
GAGE, INC.,
Plaintiff,
v.
MARY A. THOMAS; UN-
KNOWN SPOUSE OF MARY A.
THOMAS; and all unknown parties
claiming by, through, under or
against the herein named Defen-
dants, who are not known to be
dead or alive, whether said un-
known parties claim as heirs, devi-
sees, grantees, assignees, lienors,
creditors, trustees, spouses, or
other claimants; TENANT #1
and/or TENANT #2, the parties in-
tended to account for the person
or persons in possession; ASSET
ACCEPTANCE, LLC; POLK
COUNTY, a political subdivision of
the State of Florida
Defendants.
CASE NO.
53-2005CA-002688-0000-SEC
O8
NOTICE OF ACTION
TO:
MARY A. THOMAS; __ UN-
KNOWN SPOUSE OF MARY
A. THOMAS; and all unknown
parties claiming by, through,
under or against the herein
named Defendants, who are
not known to be dead or alive,
whether said unknown parties
claim as heirs, devisees,
grantees, assignees, lienors,
creditors, trustees, spouses, or
other claimants
Current Residence Unknown,


but whose last known address
was: 2602 Kiwanis Avenue,
Lakeland, FL 33801
YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an
action to foreclose a mortgage on
the following property in POLK
County, Florida, to-wit:
LOT 6, BLOCK A,
ROYAL OAK MANOR,
ACCORDING TO THE
PLAT THEREOF AS RE-
CORDED IN PLAT
BOOK 43, PAGE 12,
OF THE PUBLIC RE-
CORDS OF POLK
COUNTY, FLORIDA.
Has been filed against you and
you are required to serve a copy
of your written defenses, if any, to
it on DOUGLAS C. ZAHM, PA,
Plaintiff's attorney, whose address
is 18830 U.S. Highway 19 North,
Suite 300, Clearwater, Florida
33764, on or before September 19
2005, or within thirty (30) days af -
ter the first publication of this No-
tice of Action, and file the original
with the Clerk of the Circuit Court
at 255 North Broadway, Bartow,
either before service on plaintiff's
attorney or immediately thereafter;
otherwise a default will be entered
against you for the relief de-
manded in the amended complaint
petition.
WITNESS my hand and the
seal of this Court on this 161th day
of August. 2005.
Richard M. Weiss
Clerk of the Circuit Court
By: /s/ Teresa Nelson
Deputy Clerk
(SEAL)
Aug. 18, 25, 2005-2737


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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.
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Remove trees, stumps, lot
cleaning. Have bucket truck,
back hoe. Insured, licensed,
free estimates. 863-285-8522
863-285-9172.

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dirt, also leveling with a trac-
tor. Call 533-1852 leave mes-
sage if no answer.
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Sod, mulch, fill dirt, grading,
irrigation supplies, landscap-
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available. 2835 SR 60 E Bar-
tow. (863)533-0624.
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pen, riding ring, concrete
barn. Ken Allen (863)537-
2720.
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white rock, pine bark,s gold
cypress blend. Monday-Fri-
day, 8:30-2:30. Saturday
8:00-2:30. Delivery Available.
863-581-4889.


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SERVICES
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.
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Serving Florida 20+ years,
shingle, tile, metal, flat roof-
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FREE ESTIMATES
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Free Estimates. 285-7492 or
559-5787.
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SERVICE Crystal clean shine
every time. Services provided
include- laundry and light
housekeeping. For economi-
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519-5724 or 863-537-

WILL. CLEAN houses and run
errands. References availa-
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NOTICE OF SALE

August 26, 2005 11:00 A.M.

Person property in the following units will be sold to the high-
est bidder to satisfy rental liens in accordance with Florida
Statute 83.801 through 83.809. Contents may include house-
hold items, clothing, closed cartons, etc. The sale will take
place at Convenient Mini Storage, 1915 Highway 17/98 N.,
Fort Meade, FL. on August 26, 2005 at 11:00 A.M.

Unit 20 Richard Esquivel
Unit 30 Joshua Hammond
Unit 33 Nedra Lomax
Unit 37 James Kelly
Unit 38 Latosha Lowe
Unit 48 Frank Town
Unit 62 Dallas Moses, Sr.






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HOUSE
FOR RENT
2 BEDROOM, 1 bath, 317
Southeast 3rd., Fort Meade.
$500 per month, first, last re-
quired. $500 security. No
pets. 537-9856.
3 BEDROOM, 1 bath, CHA,
fenced yard, good 'condition.
863-533-0267.
TAKING APPLICATIONS 2
bedroom, 1 bath, appliances,
CHA, ceiling fans, looking for
stable family. 1 year lease. No
pets. 533-0243.
THREE-BEDROOM, TWO
bath house and three -bed-
room, two bath mobile home
at 2045 J. Jackson Road, Fort
Meade. Each,$800 per month
with $100 per month credit for
prompt payment. $1,000 dam-
age deposit. (407) 645-1432.

HOUSE
FOR SALE
BARTOW-505 E. Pearl Street
3 bedroom, 1 1/2 bath, 1900
sq. ft. Handyman special.
Asking $135,000. $15,000
owner finance. $880
per/month. Furnished, large
lot. Our retirement your gain.
602-3098.

LIKE NEW 3 bedroom, 1 bath.
1st. Street NE, Fort Meade
$87,000. 863-781-2541.

NOTICE
POLK COUNTY BoCC
PROJECTS:
For information on Polk Coun-
ty BoCC procurements,
please visit our website at
www.polk-c6unty.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-
mition, Requests for Pre-
Qualification and other pro-
curement opportunities. To
download bid documents, se-
lect the link for the desired
project and complete the bid
summary/registration form
and fax it to Polk County Pur-
chasing at 863-534-0055. If
the bid document contains in-
formation that is unable to be
downloaded, the link will list
further instructions. All solici-
tations and procurement infor-
mation are also available in
the lobby of the Purchasing
Division, 2470 Clower Lane,
Bartow, FL 33830 between
the hours of 8 A.M. to 5 P.M.
Monday-Friday.

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

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FOR SALE
1993 KAWASAKI Ninja 600.
Excellent condition $4,000
OBO. 860-9544.
3.5 TON 12 seer mobile home
A/C. Used 1 month stored
since storm. Mint condition
w/9 year warranty $1200.
512-1041.
4-BF GOODRICH tires,
275/65 R 18. Like new. $200,
534-1020.
ASSORTMENT OF interior
panel doors. You pick $10.
Call 559-7035 anytime.
BEDROOM SET, wardrobe
cabinet, coffee tables, couch,
waterbed. Call 698-9981.
CAMP ONLY, River Ranch, 2
bedroom, 1 bath, 14 x 50ft.
mobile home, well w/pump,
separate shower and bath-
room outside. Travel trailer al-
so on lot. $2,000, OBO. Call
665-2246 or 533-8019 after 5
p.m. for more information.
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.
MAN'S EXECUTIVE chair,
black leatheret, original cost
$250 asking $100. Good con-
dition. Call Lisa 533-7767, let
it ring.
NEW 5 seater pedal (or pad-
dle) boat, with new Bimini
Top. $450 OBO. 533-9548.
NEW TRAILER, sprayer and
boom for grove maintenance.
863-439-1793.
15' 9" Coleman Plastic. Ca-
noe. Square aluminum, trans-
mission 30 lb. thrust, motor
guide, trolling motor $1100
OBO. Magic tilt trailer 863-
528-2370.
1975 GOLDWING 1000, cus-
tom built. Like new. Must see
to believe. $3,000 OBO. 285-
9612 or 557-2544.
SMALL ENCLOSED utility
trailer. Must see. 533-4530.

VEHICLE
FOR SALE
96 DODGE Caravan $3200.
Call 285-9771.

1990 DODGE B250 Conver-
sion Van. Approx. 70,000
miles. 533-4530.
1995 F-150 4X4, V-8, A/C,
M/T. Runs great $4500.00
OBO. 813-310-1630.
1988 FORD F150 4x4. $1200
OBO. Call 533-8019 for more
information.
1995 JEEP Wrangler, Rio
Grande, 4 x 4, A/C, auto, 4
cylinder. 104,000 miles. Runs
and looks good. $6,000 OBO.
860-3824.

AUTO PARTS for Jeep 94
Wrangler hard top and full
doors. $1,000 OBO: Mark 1
407-873-8665.

GARAGE SALE
1295 MCADOO Avenue. Sat.
8:00-1:00. Furniture, antiques,
clothes, dolls, wooden gun
cabinet, microwave oven, lots
of miscellaneous.
AUG. 19TH & 20th. 8:00 ?
965 S. Lakeview Avenue. An-
tiques, upright piano, pressure
washer, some' furniture, tools
and some clothes.
FRIDAY & Saturday, 7:00-?
616 Formosa Place: Baby,
adult, men & women's
clothes, furniture, miscellane-
ous.
SATURDAY 20TH, 8:00 a.m.
1080 E. George Street.
Couch, oversize chair, otto-
man, women's clothes (size 4-
10-12), 85 Toyota truck, lots
more.
SATURDAY 7:00-? Inside
sale behind 550 E. Main
Street. Corner Main and Jack-
son. Furniture electronics,
bedding, baby items, linens.



WANTED
OLDER GENTLEMAN is look-
ing to rent room. 1-954-565-
1032.

ROOMMATE WANTED.
Share 2 bedroom house in
Bartow area. $320 per month
plus 1/2 utilities. 534-1401.
TOP DOLLAR
paid for shark teeth. Call
813-240-4740. ASAP.



WANTED
TO BUY


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


GENERAL
HELP WANTED
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.
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.
MECHANICS-
$1000 sign-on for
experienced!
Competitive wages!
Good benefits.
Trainees welcome.
Tampa, Port Manatee,
Auburndale.
Commercial Carrier Corp.
877-967-5222
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.
PEACE RIVER PACKING
COMPANY in Fort Meade
needs a fork lift operator with
industrial maintenance experi-
ence, preferably in a citrus
packing house. We offer year
round employment with bene-
fits, drug free workplace. Call
863-285-7164.
SECRETARY FULL or part
time. Flexible hours. Custom-
er service skills. Ability to mul-
tiple task. Light typing, able to
work unsupervised. Micro soft
word organizational skills.
Email resume and salary
requirements to
ryanbfl50 @ aol.com.
SEEKING MANAGER for Bar-
tow Curves. Salary and Bonus
and Commission. Full time
position. Send resume to
Curves position @
Yahoo.com.
SITE MANAGEMENT team
for 50 unit family rental com-
plex in Fort Meade. Mgrifust
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.
FLORIDA ROCK Inc. has
openings for .CDL Drivers,
Class A & B for our'Ready
Mix Concrete trucks. Open-
ings are through out the Polk
County area. We offer a com-
plete benefit package. Apply
495 MAIN STREET, BAR-
TOW at 298-1900 Florida
Rock is an EEOC employer.
FOOD PROCESSOR and
Servers wanted in Bartow.
Contact Kim Martin 604-8828
after 2 p.m.
FULL TIME teaching positions
available for newly opened
preschool/daycare. Please
contact Melissa Mason-Jones.
\ 698-9277.
FULL TIME-BAGLINE posi-
tions Bagging and stacking,
able to lift 40 lbs. repeatedly,
hourly and bonus, benefit
package. Drug Free Work-
place. Apply in person Mon-
day -Friday, 7:00 a.m.-4:00
p.m. SEABOARD SUPPLY
6681 N. CR 663, Ft. Green,
863-375-2600
INDUSTRIAL HANDYMAN
,needed to perform light indus-
trial maintenance in a manu-
facturing environment. If inter-
ested, please call Chuck at
(863)665-3555.
JAMES'S CONSTRUCTION
now hiring dozer/track hoe op-
erators for local work. To ap-
ply call-t-800-995-5102.
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.
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.


BOAT FOR SALE
01 BASS Hound, 9'4". 03
magic tilt trailer, 36 Ib. thrust
motor battery and paddles, life


cushions, $825.00 OBO. 863-
533-4037.


APARTMENT
FOR RENT
2 BEDROOM, 1 bath, CHA,
good location. 534-1403.
3 BEDROOM, 2 bath and 2
bedroom, 2 bath. No pets.
533-3131, Gibson & Wirt.
595 N. Searcy-Bartow- 2 bed-
room/1 bath apartment. $500
monthly, $400 security depos-
it. 1 year lease. Washer dryer
hook-ups. 603-7715 or 533-
4482.
BARTOW-795 E. Blvd- 3
Bedroom/ 2 Bath, $625.00
Month, $500.00 Deposit, 1
year lease. No pets. 863-603-
7715 or 533-4482.
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rates beginning at $323 plus
utilities. Rental assistance
available to qualified appli-
cants. Laundry & community
building. Tenant programs.
Farmworker households wel-
comed. Handicap units availa-
ble. Income Limits Apply. Ap-
plications: 9:00 AM -5:00PM
Mon.-Fri. Whispering Pines
Apartments 863-293-8838,
4713. Richard Dr., Bartow.
(TDD#1-800-955-8771)

SEA EL PRIMERO EN EX-
TRENAR LOS NUEVOS RE-
MODELADOS Y BAJO
COSTO APARTAMENTOS
DE VIVIENDA. PREGUNTE
SOBRE NUESTRO ESPE-
CIAL AL INTALARSE INCLU-
SO DOS MESES DE RENTA
GRATIS.
Apartamentos de 1, 2 y 3
cuartos con aire de acondicio-
nado, alfombra, electrodo-
mesticos, armario amplio, tra-
tamientos de ventanas todo
ofrecido a tarifas de renta co-
menzando de $323 mas utili-
dades. Asistenia de renta dis-
ponible para solicitante cualifi-
cados. Lavanderia y. salon
-par&a"actividades sbbfe pro-
gramas de inquilinos. Bienve-
nidos toda familiar de trabaja-
dores de finca. Apartamentos
designados para los encapci-
tados y desabilitados. Limites
de ingresos, aplican. Solci-
tudes de 9:00 AM-5:OOPM de
Lunes a Viernies. Whispering
Pines Apartments, 863-293-
8838, 4713 Richard Drive,
Bartow, (TDD#1-800-955-
8771)
COTTAGE, 1 bedroom, un-
furnished, air conditioner. Bar-
tow area. $400 security de-
posit, $95 weekly rent plus
utilities. 533-3237.
1 BEDROOM, suitable for 1 or
2. 819 E. Davidson. $425 plus
deposit. No pets. 533-0285.
EFFICIENCY APARTMENT
all utilities included, swimming
pool. 533-5553.

MOBILE HOME
FOR RENT
2 BEDROOM, 1 bath, all ap-
pliances, CHA, new carpet,
'"nced yard, utility shed. Mul-
berry area. $490 per month.
863-C47-1958 or 863-559-
2230.
DOUBLE WIDE 3 bedroom, 2
bath, fully carpeted, in coun-
try. $450 per month. First,
last, deposit required. 863-
259-3873.
WHY RENT? Own 2B/2B,
CHA, in park, peaceful living,
no bank qualifying $2,000
down, $400/month. 863-559-
7035.

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

PETS FOR SALE
3 YEAR old Alexandrine Pre-
keet, talks, large vocabulary,
beautiful pink and green male.
Has a large cage. $400, 863-
401-5036.
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.

"Grant"
yourself a
little extra /r"-


cash. Sell .I
it in a
classified.


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The Polk County Democrat August 18, 2005


Out of My Range


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A few weeks ago we started a
culinary trip through the rosy-col-
ored world of cherries, which not
only taste good, but are pretty
and healthy.
Okay, maraschino cherries are
a sweet treat, but they start out
as a health food, so that counts -
right?
Today we're making (hopefully
someone is, anyway) breads and
jams and sauces and even French
toast. Breads may be quick and
simple or "kneady" and a bit more
complicated. Take your pick from
:hese delicious choices.
All recipes and photos are from
the Cherry Marketing Institute in
Lansing, Mich. More recipes and
information on the health and
pain relief benefits of cherries is
available on the Institute's web-
site, usacherries.com.

Dried Cherry Muffins
Muffins complement any meal
from breakfast to dinner.
Topping:
1/4 cup all-purpose flour
2 tablespoons granulated
sugar
1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1 tablespoon butter or mar-
garine
Muffins:
1-1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1/2 cup granulated sugar
1-1/2 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
2 eggs.
2/3 cup sour cream
1/3 cup vegetable oil
1/3 cup milk
1 cup dried tart cherries
1/2 cup coarsely chopped
pecans
For the topping, combine flour,
sugar and cinnamon in a small
bowl; mix well. Cut in butter until
mixture resembles coarse crumbs;
set aside.
For the muffins, combine flour,
,sugar, baking powder, baking
soda and salt in a large mixing
bowl; set aside. In a large mixing
bowl, combine eggs, sour cream,
oil and milk.
Beat with electric mixer at
medium speed 2 minutes, or until
combined. Add flour mix; beat
just until combined. Stir in cher-
ries and pecans. Portion batter
evenly into 12 paper-lined or
lightly greased muffin cups (2-3/4
inches in diameter). Sprinkle
reserved crumb topping evenly
over batter.
Bake in a preheated 375-
degree oven 18 to 20 minutes, or
until light brown.
Makes 12 muffins.


Cherry Blossoms
Prepared the night before,
breakfast rolls have never been
easier.
2/3 cup sifted confectioners'
sugar
1/4 cup milk
1 cup dried tart cherries, divid-
ed
1/4 cup coarsely chopped
pecans
1 (14- to 16-ounce) loaf frozen
white bread


dough, thawed
2 tablespoons butter or mar-
garine, melted
1/4 cup brown sugar
1-1/2 teaspoons ground cinna-
mon
In a small mixing bowl, com-
bine confectioners' sugar and
milk; mix well. Pour mixture into
a 9-inch deep-dish pie pan.
Sprinkle 1/2 cup of the cherries
and pecans evenly over sugar
mixture.
On a lightly floured surface,
roll bread dough into a 12x8-inch
rectangle; brush with melted but-
ter. In a small mixing bowl, com-
bine brown sugar and cinnamon;
sprinkle over dough. Top with
remaining 1/2 cup cherries. Roll
up rectangle, jelly-roll style, start-
ing from a long side; pinch to seal
edges. With a sharp knife, cut roll
into 12 slices. Place slices, cut-
side down, on top of mixture in
pan.
Let rise, covered, in a warm
place 30 minutes, or until nearly
double. (Or, cover with waxed
paper, then with plastic wrap.
Refrigerate 2 to 24 hours. Before
baking, let chilled rolls stand, cov-
ered, 20 minutes at room temper-
ature.)
Bake, uncovered, in a preheat-
ed 375-degree oven 20 to 25 min-
utes for unchilled rolls and 25 to
30 minutes for chilled rolls, or
until golden brown. If necessary,
cover rolls with foil the last 10
minutes -to prevent over brown-
ing. Let cool in pan 1 to 2 min-
utes.
Invert onto a serving platter.
Serve warm..
Makes 12 rolls.


Cherry Poppy Seed Muffins
These tasty muffins comple-
ment any meal.
2 cups all-purpose flour
3/4 cup granulated sugar
1 tablespoon poppy seed
1 tablespoon baking powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 cup milk.
1/4 cup (1/2 stick) butter, melt-
ed
1 egg, slightly beaten
1/2 cup dried tart cherries
3 tablespoons grated orange
peel
Combine flour, sugar, poppy
seed, baking powder and salt in a
large mixing bowl. Add milk,
melted butter and egg, stirring
just until dry ingredients are
moistened. Gently stir in cherries
and orange peel. Fill paper-lined
muffin cups three-fourths full.
Bake in a preheated 400-
degree oven 18 to 22 minutes, or
until wooden pick inserted in cen-
ter comes out clean. Let cool in
pan 5 minutes. Remove from pan
and serve warm.
Makes 1 dozen.


Cherry Zucchini Bread
Cherries add tangy flavor to
this favorite quick bread.
2 eggs
3/4 cup granulated sugar
1/3 cup vegetable oil
1/3 cup lemon juice


1/4 cup water
2 cups all-purpose flour
2 teaspoons baking powder
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon salt
2/3 cup shredded unpeeled
zucchini
2/3 cup dried tart cherries
1 tablespoon grated lemon peel
Put eggs in a large mixing
bowl. Beat with an electric mixer
on medium speed 3 to 4 minutes,
or until eggs are thick and lemon
colored. Add sugar, oil, lemon
juice and water; mix well.
Combine flofir, baking powder,
cinnamon, soda and salt. Add
flour mixture to egg mixture; mix
well. Stir in zucchini, cherries
and lemon peel.
Grease and flour the bottom
only of a 8-1/2 x 4-1/2-inch loaf
pan. Pour batter into prepared
pan. Bake in a preheated 350-
degree oven 55 to 65 minutes, or
until wooden pick inserted in cen-
ter comes out clean. Let cool in
pan on wire rack 10 minutes.
Loosen edges with a metal
spatula. Remove from pan. Let
cool completely. Wrap tightly in
plastic wrap and store in refriger-
ator.
Makes 1 loaf, about 16 slices.


Cherries and Cream
Muffins
Bake these muffins and make
mouths water.
2-1/2 cups frozen unsweetened
tart
cherries, divided
1/2 cup butter or margarine
1 cup granulated sugar
2 eggs
2 cups all-purpose flour
2 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup light cream, half-and-
half or milk
1 teaspoon almond extract
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
Granulated sugar
Cut cherries in halves while
frozen. Set aside to thaw and
drain.
In a large mixing bowl, beat
butter and sugar until light and
fluffy. Add eggs, almond extract
and vanilla, beating well. Crush
1/2 cup cherries with a fork; add
to batter.
Combine flour, baking powder
and salt. Fold in half the flour
with a spatula, then half the
cream. Add remaining flour and
cream. Fold in remaining cherry
halves. Portion batter evenly into
12 paper-lined or lightly greased
muffin cups (2-1/4 inches in diam-
eter).
Sprinkle with granulated
sugar.
Bake in. a preheated 375
degree oven 20 to 30 minutes, or
until golden brown.
Makes 12 muffins.


Chocolate Cherry
Nut Bread
1/2 cup (1 stick) butter or mar-
garine, softened
3/4 cup firmly packed brown
sugar


1 cup buttermilk until wooden pick inserted in cen-


2 eggs
1 teaspoon almond extract
2 cups all-purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup dried tart cherries
1/2 cup mini semisweet choco-
late morsels
1/3 cup toasted chopped
almonds
Put margarine and sugar in a
large mixing bowl. Beat with an
electric mixer on medium speed 3
to 4 minutes, or until well mixed.
Stir in buttermilk, eggs and
almond extract; mix well.
Combine flour, baking powder,
soda and salt. Add to buttermilk
mixture; stir just until dry ingre-
dients are moistened. Stir in cher-
ries, chocolate morsels and nuts.
Grease and flour bottom only
of 9 x 5-inch loaf pan. Pour batter
into prepared pan.
Bake in a preheated 350-
degree oven 55 to 65 minutes, or


ter comes out clean. Let cool in
pan on wire rack 10 minutes.
Loosen edges with a metal spatu-
la. Remove from pan. Let cool
completely. Wrap in plastic wrap
and store in refrigerator.
Makes 1 loaf, about 16 slices
Note: If buttermilk is not avail-
able, place 1 tablespoon lemon
juice or vinegar in 1 cup liquid
measure. Fill with milk to make 1
cup.
To toast almonds: Spread
almonds in an ungreased pan.
Bake in a preheated 350-degree
oven 5 to 7 minutes, stirring occa-
sionally, or until brown.


before weighing them. In an elec-
tric blender or food chopper, com-
bine cherries and cream cheese.
Process until smooth. Season to
taste with cinnamon and nutmeg.
Use as a spread on crackers,
bread or muffins. Thin with cher-
ry juice to serve over fruit or
gelatin salads.
Yield: 3 cups
*Frozen sweetened tart cher-
ries sold as 5+1 tart cher-
ries are fresh cherries topped
with one pound of sugar per five
pounds of cherries, then frozen.
They are used primarily for baked
goods, dairy products, jams and
jellies.
Nutrition information per
tablespoon: 13 calories, 1 g pro-.


Fat-Free Cherry Spread tein, 2 g carbohydrates, 0 grams
8 ounces/1-1/2 cups 5+1 cher- total fat (0% calories from fat), 6
ries, well drained* mg potassium 46 mg sodium.
1 pound/2 cups nonfat cream
cheese
Ground cinnamon to taste Dried Cherry Banana Bread
Ground nutmeg to taste 1/2 cup margarine
Drain cherries on paper towels


3/4 cup granulated sugar
2 eggs
2 cups unsifted, ,all-purpose
flour
3 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
1 cup mashed banana (about 3
medium)
1 cup dried tart cherries
Combine butter and sugar in a
large mixing bowl. Beat with an
electric mixer on medium speed 3
to 4 minutes, or until well mixed.
Add eggs, one at a time, beating
well after each addition. Combine
flour, baking powder, salt and
nutmeg; add flour mixture and
bananas alternately to butter
mixture, beating just until ingre-
dients are moistened. Do not over
mix. Fold in dried cherries.
Pour batter into a greased
9x5x3-inch loaf pan. Bake in a
preheated 350-degree oven 50 to

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