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Democrat Vol. 74, No. 101


Bartow, Florida 33830


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THULJRSDAY
August 25, 2005
Copyright 2005 Frisbie Publishing Co., Inc.


Florida's Natural To Close



Bartow Processing Plant


A MINIVAN FLIPPED over the east shoulder
guard rail of Highway 17 North, just outside of
Bartow at 4:03 p.m. last Monday (above). The 1996
Nissan minivan, driven by Maria Rojas of Winter
Haven, 30, was struck by a 1995 Toyota Camry
when the driver, 61-year-old Elouise Mitchell of
Bartow, lost control of her vehicle for an unknown
reason and crossed over the median from the south-
bound to the northbound lanes, according to the
Florida Highway Patrol. The Toyota then spun to
face west and was hit in the side by a 2000
Chevrolet SUV (below) driven by Celia Ansell of
Titusville, 28, Trooper H. Rivera said. Three chil-


dren were also in the minivan at the time of the
wreck. Juanita Aparicio, 5, and Itzel Rojas, 3, had
minor injuries and were transported to Winter
Haven Hospital. Guadalupe Cabazos also had
minor injuries, but was not taken to the hospital.
Jasmine Aparicio, 4, who was flung from the vehi-
cle, was air lifted to St. Joseph's Hospital in Tampa.
Jasmine was not properly restrained, according to
the report, and Ms. Rojas was charged accordingly.
Ms. Mitchell was charged with careless driving by
the FHP. They also estimated $1,000 in damages to
each vehicle. (Staff photos by Brett Lowe)


By S. L. FRISBIE, IV
Publisher

The combined impact of last
year's hurricanes, citrus canker,
urbanization, and high energy
costs has prompted Florida's
Natural Growers to close its
Bartow citrus processing plant
permanently and to lay off about
40 of its more than 900 employees
at its main plant in Lake Wales.
Closing of the Bartow plant
will mean the loss of about 60
jobs, most of them seasonal, said
Walter M. Lincer, vice-president
of sales and marketing. The plant
currently is closed during the off
season, with only a handful of
employees presently working, he
said. Those lay-offs will take
effect in 60 days.
At the Lake Wales facility,
most of the lay-offs will be effec-
tive this Friday.
Somehe people laid off from
the Bartow plant might be offered
employment in Lake Wales as
vacancies occur, Lincer said.
Florida's Natural has both a
processing plant and a packaging
operation in Lake Wales. Its sig-


nature products are Florida's
Natural and Florida's Natural
Growers Pride, a not-from-con-
centrate juice product. That share
of the company's business is up
nearly nine percent this year,
Lincer said.
But sale of the company's other
brands Donald Duck and
Bluebird are declining. Those
products include canned, frozen,
and refrigerated juice.
The Donald Duck and Bluebird
brands "are not growing and not
returning to our growers suffi-
cient revenue to pay the cost of
their production and harvesting,"
Lincer said.
The processing plants squeeze
the juice from oranges, mostly for
production of concentrate.
The packaging plants package
the products for both the retail
market and the food service
industry.
In addition to its two Polk
County plants, Florida's Natural
has packaging plants in Umatilla
and in Fullerton, California.
The Lake Wales plant, when
running at peak capacity, can
process more than nine million


pounds of fruit every 24 hours.
The Bartow plant has a pro-
duction capacity of about five mil-
lion boxes a year.
Unlike the Bartow plant,
which operates only during the
harvesting season, the Lake
Wales plant is a year 'round oper-
ation with only a small number of
seasonal employees.
In addition to the lay-offs,
Lincer said, "other parts of our
business may be reduced or elim-
inated, and some assets sold."
The rising cost of diesel fuel for
delivery trucks and natural gas
for its processing plants are
adding dramatically to produc-
tion costs, he said.
At the Bartow plant, the com-
pany was projecting expenditures
of about $2.1 million for natural
gas in the 2005-06 season, he
said.
Even with the Bartow plant
closed, the company expects its
fuel bill to be $3.5 million higher
than it was two years ago.
The state's projected citrus
crop is lower than average
because of damage to groves in
last year's devastating hurri-


canes.
And as Florida's housing boom
increases, groves are being bull-
dozed to make way for new subdi-
visions.
Several other major Florida
citrus processors have announced
plans to scale back or close their
plants for the same reasons cited
by Florida's Natural.
Florida's Natural bought the
Bartow plant on U.S. Highway 17
South still often referred to by
Bartowans as the Orangeco plant
- from Sun Pac Foods, Inc., of
Ontario, Canada, in 2000. It paid
$7.2 million for the plant.
Lincer said the company may
sell the plant, which has been
through a succession of owners.
Florida's Natural is made up of
12 grower organizations repre-
senting nearly 1,100 individual
growers. Together, they own more
than 60,000 acres of citrus groves
in Florida.
The company is the third
largest seller of juice in the coun-
try.


County Won't Use New


Eminent Domain Power

Polk County conimissioners city of New London, Conn., could such as economic development, It encouraged local govel
have vowed not to use the power use its power of condemnation for or increased tax revenues to the ments in Florida to encoura
of eminent domain to condemn that purpose, local government itself." the Legislature "to use all mea


private property for economic
development.
In a resolution sharply critical
of a recent United States
Supreme Court decision, the
commission declared that "the
power of eminent domain shall
be used only to acquire private
property for a public purpose."
Commissioner Paul Senft
asked County Atty. Joseph Jarret
to draw the resolution, which
asserts that the county will not
exercise the powers to take pri-
vate property to sell it for private
purposes.
In a controversial 5-to-4 deci-
sion, the court ruled in the case
of Kelo vs. New London that the


Both houses of Congress
quickly filed legislation to pro-
hibit the use of federal funds in
such cases.
In its resolution, the Polk
County commission noted that
historically, the power of eminent
domain "has been reserved to the
local, state and federal govern-
ments for the sole purpose of
acquiring private property
through the use of condemnation
proceedings when said privately
held properties are needed for
public purposes."
It said the court's New London
decision allows local govern-
ments "to take private property
for a vaguely defined 'public good'


It charged that the decision
"put at risk the very right of pri-
vate individuals to be free from
government interference in their
right to keep and enjoy their pri-
vate property and ... is contrary
to and contravenes ...
Constitutional protections
against such capricious and will-
ful attacks by any governmental
body upon the rights of the citi-
zens."
It says the commission "deems
any departure from the original
principles of eminent domain to
be an assault on our basic foun-
dations of liberty and a threat to
the rights of private property
ownership."


n-
ge
.ns


necessary to strengthen the orig-
inal purpose of the powers of emi-
nent domain within the
Constitution of the State of
Florida."
Commissioners voted unani-
mously to adopt the resolution.
Senft noted that while it
declares the commission's posi-
tion in no uncertain terms, the
policy could be changed by a
future commission.
Eminent domain is used most
frequently in Florida to acquire
right-of-way for construction of
new roads or widening of existing
ones. It also can be used to
acquire sites for new schools or
other public facilities.


By DAWN WADE
Staff Writer

Building a home in Polk will
be more expensive come October.
On Wednesday, commissioners
Voted to raise the county's impact
tee for transportation by almost
$5,000.
Polk's current fee is $2,705 for
a residential home, but will be
raised to $7,447 in October.
Commissioners were present-
ed with the approved fee and
another option, allowing for a
credit if the proposed 1 mill prop-
erty tax for transportation is
approved, but commissioners did
not want to consider that option.
"If we approve the option with


Friday, Aug. 26, marks the
85th anniversary of the date that
women were granted the right to
vote in the United States, and
according to Polk County
Supervisor of Elections Lori
Edwards, women have been
putting their votes to good use
here in Polk County.
"We have more women regis-
tered to vote than men, and more
women voted in the 2004
Presidential Election in Polk
County than men," she said.
: Many women on Polk's voter
rblls were born before the 19th
amendment to the U.S. constitu-
tion was ratified.
"A woman who is 104 years old
voted last November. More
recently, a 97-year-old woman
requested an absentee ballot for
the Sept. 6 Winter Haven munic-
ipal election," Ms. Edwards said.


the credit, that's tantamount to
saying we will be approving the 1
mill property tax," Commissioner
Paul Senft said. "I don't feel com-
fortable doing that. We're not
supposed to have our minds
made up. We're supposed to go
into the budget hearing with an
open mind, and listen to what the
people say."
Other commissioners agreed.
The rate will change if the tax
is approved, as the law states
that if the property tax is
approved, the impact fee will
have to be lowered.
Jean Reed of the Citizens for
Proper Planning and Al Whittle
of the Florida Bipartisan Civic
Affairs Group both said their


The youngest female voter in
Polk County will turn 18 on Aug.
26.
"A young woman eligible to
vote for the first time this year
was born in 1987. It's likely that
she is a third or fourth generation
female voter," said Ms. Edwards.
When the United States
approved the 19th amendment to
the Constitution in 1920, it was
the result of 70 years of cam-
paigning by political activists
supportive of the effort. The U.S.
was not the first nation to allow
women .the right to vote New
Zealand, Finland, Norway,
Denmark, Canada, Latvia, and
Poland all granted suffrage to
women before the U.S.
As of Aug. 8, 155,578 women,
128,454 men, and 5,827
unknowns were registered to vote
in Polk County.


groups were in favor of the
impact fees, but the Polk County
Builders Association appeared
less enthusiastic.
The group suggested commis-
sioners charge for county roads,
but only for 50 percent of state
roads, leading to a fee of $5,479.
The county did not, in the
past, consider state roads, but
County Manager Mike Herr said
the change was due to a desire to
view roads as a "transportation
system."


Man

Threatens


With Polk's property tax rate
proposed at 8.727 mills, an
increase of one mill over the pre-
sent rate, and proposed taxes for
library and parks use for county
residents, one man has threat-
ened a law suit.
On Wednesday, Dr. John Long
appeared before the commission
to discuss the tax rate, which he
called "irrational."
"I don't believe it's rational to
fill the infrastructure gap in two
years," he said. "With, $310 mil-
lion in additional revenues, any-
one can lead. I was hoping for
better management."
Long then said he has spoken
with a lawyer and was planning
to file suit on Friday against the
taxes.
The property tax rate, which
is not yet approved, will go to
public hearing on first reading on
Thursday, Sept. 8, at 6 p.m.


Senate President Lee Visits Bartow


By BRETT LOWE
Staff Writer

Many people wish they had the
opportunity to ask their elected
leaders what they thought rather
than just listening to the latest
sound byte on TV.
The Tiger Bay Club of Polk
County got to do just that last
Monday at their monthly lun-
cheon at the Peace River Country
Club in Bartow.
Florida Senate President Tom
Lee of Brandon answered many


questions posed to him by the
members of the club and proved
that his reputation as something
of a maverick Republican in the
style of John McCain was not
unearned.
The questions covered a num-
ber of topics; ranging from Lee's
personal political beliefs to specif-
ic problems in the state to nation-
al matters.

Rising Gas Prices
The increase in gas prices lead
to a number of questions on the


taxes the state applies to gas.
Lee explained that the tax
money earned from gasoline sales
goes exclusively toward funding
for the transit system of the state.
In fact, the Legislature has to add
more money from other sources in
order to be able to finance all of
the transportation projects.
A temporary tax break like the
one last year also is unlikely
because gas prices have been
increasing due to rising costs, and
were not just a spike created by
mere speculation, Lee said.


FLORIDA SENATE PRESIDENT Tom Lee ly elected senate president by his fellow senators in
(center) speaks with several members of the Tiger November 2004. Lee is now running for the state
Bay Club of Polk County after his question and office of chief financial officer in the November 2006
answer session at their monthly luncheon. Lee has general election. (Staff photo by Brett Lowe)
been in the senate since 1996, and was unanimous-


Rising gas prices also increases
talk. about mass transit systems,
and Lee was asked about the via-
bility of the oft-talked-about high-
speed rail connecting Tampa and
Orlando.
Lee seemed to think that the
rail would be a good idea for the
future, but currently the mass
transit systems in both cities
were not developed enough to
handle the people coming off the
rail, who would obviously need
transportation once they got to
their destination.
Alternate energy sources also
were discussed in light of the lim-
itations of fossil fuels. Lee said
that although Florida was known
as the "Sunshine State," it was
actually far too cloudy to rely
upon solar power. However, with
the near-constant coastal breezes,
wind power looks to be a promis-
ing alternative.

School Funding
The recent debate about fund-
ing for schools and impact fees
inspired questions on both the
Jessica Lundsford Act and the
class size amendment.
While many originally believed
the Lundsford Act to require
every non-school employee who
had any contact whatsoever with
the school to have extensive (and
expensive) background checks,
recent examinations of the act by
lawyers indicated that the act
will only affect businesses with a
contractual agreement with the
schools, Lee said.
The Legislature tried its best

(See Page 7A Col. 1)


Polk Raises Transportation Impact Fees


Polk Women Have Enjoyed lawsuit

Right to Vote For 85 Years








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D.A.N.G.e.R.
Band In Concert
This Weekend

The D.A.N.G.e.R. Band will
be performing rock, dance and
country favorites at The Why
Not Lounge at 623 Highway 27
South in Sebring Friday and
Saturday, Aug. 26 and 27, from 9
p.m. to 1:45 a.m.
There is no cover charge and
smoking is allowed in the club.
For more information, call the
lounge at 471-6200.
For future D.A.N.G.e.R. dates,
visit their website at www.
rncstudios.com.


16. On Friday evening, all class
members will attend the Fort
Meade Homecoming game,
where the Miners will play Ad-
miral Farragut at 7:30.
Class members are asked to
contact their class representa-
tive with their name, address,
and phone number in order for
planning information to be sent
to them.
Class of '59 members may
contact Jack Douglas at 863-422-
7317; Class of '60 members may
contact Janice Lewis Pflaum at
533-3618; and Class of '61 mem-
bers may contact Bob R. Douglas
at 321-363-6038.


William "Bill" and Elizabeth
"Betty" Cheeseman of Bartow
will soon celebrate their 50th
wedding anniversary.
The couple was united in mar-
riage on Sept. 17, 1955.
Anniversary cards may be
mailed to Mr. and Mrs. Cheese-


man at 1631 Taylor Road, Bar-
tow, FL 33830. Friends and rela-
tives also are welcome to call
them with happy wishes at 533-
6739, or even stop by and say
"Congratulations" in person.


Daughters of the American
Revolution Offer Essay Contest


Bartow Chapter of the Daugh-
ters of the American Revolution
will hold an essay contest for all
students in fifth through eighth
grade.
The topic for the contest is
"Benjamin Franklin More
Than A Revolutionary." Essays


PCOC Meeting
Set Tuesday

Polk County Opportunity:
Council, Inc., board of directors
will hold a workshop on Tues-
day, Aug. 30, at 4 p.m.
The meeting will be held at
PCOC, 450 West Main Street,
Bartow.
For more information, call
533-0015.


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Members of Bartow. Arn G;ild.
'"The Artists Three," have bef.'i i.-wtt-
ed by Polk Community Cii"eg- to
exhibit their artwork during the
month of September. The three
artists will be presenting diversified
artwork with an individual flair.
Rosemary' Carter, primarily an oil
and pastel painter, exemplifies our
Florida landscape. Her inspirations
are found in the information given
from nature. Lynne Hughes paints
watercolor character studies. She is
a figurative artist capturing expres-
sive portraits. Kappy Williams works
in collage with watercolor and
acrylic medium. Every piece reveals
her "'love of design and her intuitive
expression of art." The exhibit, which
will include some of the works
shown, will be in the Polk
Community College Art Gallery in
Winter Haven from 10 a.m. to noon
Monday through Friday, Sept. 6-23.
An artist reception will be held in the
Loggia Area on Sunday, Sept. 11,
from 1 to 3 p.m. Refreshments will be
served. (Photos provided)


Most people who have been done a favor consider it an opportunity to show their incorruptibility
rather than their gratitude.This is not only considerably cheaper morally, but it sometimes increases
their pride so much that pretty soon they look down on their benefactor.
-Arthur Schnitzler


must have from 300 to 1,000
words, and must be submitted
on Dec. 9.
For more information, call
Martha Ellen Eilertsen at 533-
5967, or e-mail her at nseil@
earthlink.net.
For the most news in your area
read the Democrat or Leader.


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Fall Schedule 2005


Septmber12 Octber24 Otobr 31- Dcembr 1


Monday
Astronomy: Solar System
Life Writing
Intermediate Computers

Tuesday
Beginning Yoga
Scrapbooking

Wednesday
Digital Photography
Lunch and Learn
Sit and Get Fit

Thursday
Beginning Computers
Beginning Drawing


SRath Senior

=and Education Center


Monday
Astronomy: Beyond the Solar System
Beginning Spanish
Life Writing
Saging Program

Tuesday
Beginning French
Intermediate Yoga
Scrapbooking
Line Dancing

Wednesday
American Revolution
Photo Composition

Thursday
Beginning Computers
Intermediate Computers


UNIVERSITY OF
SOUTH FLORIDA
LAKELAND


Reunion Planning Meeting
Set For FMHS Classes '59-'61


The Cheesemans to Celebrate
50th Wedding Anniversary


USF Lakeland Rath Senior ConNEXTions and Education Center
Local: (863) 533-5925; Toll Free: (866) 873-7336
1350 E. Main Street, Ste. C200, Bartow, FL 33803
www.rathcenter.org

i $10 Early Bird Special! $10
| $10 off each class if you register for classes before 9/05/05
i Present this coupon at registration to receive your discount.

-RS


Beginning in September and continuing through
October 2005, the Rath Senior ConNEXTions and
Education Center will be providing exciting classes
through the Senior Scholars Program. Registration is
$50 per class. These classes are especially designed
for adults ages 50 and above. For specific dates and
times, please contact Holly Collins at (863) 533-5925.


Members of Fort Meade High
School Classes 1959, 1960, and
1961 are invited to attend a class
reunion planning meeting at
Broadway Caf6 Saturday, Aug.
27, at 9 a.m.
Although some details have
been determined, many decisions
remain to be made regarding the
details of the three-class reunion
celebration. Members from each
class are encouraged to attend
the meeting to discuss details of
the reunion, as well as furnish
information about classmates
who have not been located.
The reunion will be held
Homecoming weekend, Oct. 14-


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Peace River To
Be Treated
With Herbicide

Southwest Florida Water
Management District will be
treating water hyacinths and
water lettuce on portions of the
Peace River Aug. 29 through
Sept. 1.
The treatment location is be-
tween State Road 17 and County
Road 640 in Polk County.
Treatment involves the spot
allocation of the aquatic herbi-
cide Reward to scattered infesta-
tions. Treated areas will be
posted with warning signs dis-
playing treatment dates and ap-
plicable restrictions.
Restrictions on Reward in-
clude no livestock watering for
one day, no irrigation of lawn
and ornamental plants for one
day or crops for five days and not
drinking treated water for two
days. Restrictions do not apply
to tap or well water.
For more information on the
treatment, call 1-352-796-7211
or 1-800-423-1476.



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Bartow Lions Told of


August 25, 2005


The Polk County Democrat


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STATE BANK of Fort Meade was established young English gentlemen.
during the height of Fort Meade's popularity with


By LETA WRIGHT

This is the fifth writing in a
series of articles about Fort
Meade.
"The railroad located its sta-
tion nearly two miles from the
town. To obviate the inconven-
ience thus caused, the citizens
formed a corporation and built a
street railway connecting the
town with the railroad.
"This street railway was in
operation for several years, and
was quite a profitable enter-
prise."
"Reif Bros. were located in
Fort Meade in 1887.
"Cecil H. Alleyne and Capt.
E.A. Cordery were in the real es-
tate business in Fort Meade in
1888. Many English settlers
came to the Fort Meade section
in 1888 and 1889. Capt. Alleyne,
an Englishman, was largely in-
strumental in bringing about the
influx of his countrymen.
"Ernest B. Simmons contrib-
utes the following concerning
this phase of Fort Meade's his-
tory:
"Until the coming of the Eng-
lishmen with their purses of
money; the only money in circu-
lation was usually obtained from
the sale .of beef cattle, principally


to the Cuban market.
"The Englishmen, mostly
younger sons of well-to-do fami-
lies, who could not inherit any
lands in England, on account of
English laws of primogeniture,
took great interest in sport, espe-
cially racing.
"With their tight corduroy or
broadcloth knickerbockers, and
their flat jockey saddles with
short stirrups straps, they made
a gay sight as they trotted or gal-
loped through Fort Meade.
"Their riding, bobbing up and
down, most of the time entirely
out of their saddles, was a sharp
contrast to the Cracker cowboy
riders who, at any gait, sat in
their saddles as though they
were part of the horse they rode.
"The. liverymen at Fort Meade
mad quite a success of helping
these gay young scions of Eng-
land in spending their money, by
selling them racing ponies. At
their race track east of Fort
Meade, a certain pony would out
run everything.
"Of course, some sporting
Englishmen would just have to
have that pony to add to his sta-
bles. The price was invariably
'several times the market price of
Florida ponies. The Cracker


dealer would have the time of
the winning pony, and before the
next race would have obtained
from somewhere in the back-'
woods another pony a littler
swifter than the former one, and
he would not only again win the
Englishman's money, but would
sell him the new pony at another
price.
"The Fort Meade Jockey Club
held a race meeting on Feb. 2,
1888. A special train was run
from Sanford and intermediate
points. This race meet was an
annual event during the time
the English people remained at
Fort Meade, and was a very
popular institution.
"The town adopted a new code
of ordinances in June of 1893,
prepared or compiled by W.S.
Akins.
"The State Bank of Fort
Meade was established about
this time, and Weymyss Jackson
was cashier.
"Fort Meade was paving
Broad Street in September,
1893. In October of that year,
Henry Rockener was appointed
postmaster."
More history next week.


Don't Drink And Drive During Labor Day


By TERRY SCHIAVONE,
National Highway Traffic
Safety Administration

The snumrnr is winding down,
and millions of families across
the"c'unitry will head out this
Labor/ Day weekend to savor
their last vacation of the season.
Yet. as you enjoy family,
friends and fun in the sun, re-
mehiiber that drinking and driv-
ing has no place in your itiner-
ary..-" :. .
It's simple: You 'drink and
drive. You lose.
Sadly, impaired driving is one
of America's deadliest and most
often committed crimes. Accord-
ing to the Federal Bureau of In-
vestigation's Uniform Crime Re-
port, more than 1.4 million peo-
ple were 'arrested in 2003 for
driving under the influence.
SThe National Highway Traffic
Safety Administration (NHTSA)
-reports that, in that same year,
more than 17,000 people died in
highway crashes involving alco-
hol,
.Clearly, the price for driving
while impaired is deadly.
:Studies from NHTSA also
show that 97 percent of Ameri-


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cans view drinking and driving
as a threat to their families and
themselves, and that is why the
national "You Drink & Drive.,
You Lose." 'campaign will be in
full force beginning Aug. 19
through Sept. 5.
Law enforcement officers:
around the country will increase
the number of sobriety check-
points, roving patrols and under-
cover officers to ensure that
those who drive impaired will be
caught and prosecuted.
If you are found driving while
impaired, you will, face signifi-
cant financial cost, jail time, the
loss of your driver's license,
higher insurance rates and the
embarrassment and humiliation
involved in having to inform
your family, friends and employ-
ers.
The worst case scenario, how-
ever, is that you seriously injure
or kill yourself or an innocent
victim, forever changing your life
and the lives of others. Is it
worth the risk?
Play it safe, and follow these
tips this holiday weekend:
Be responsible and don't
,drive impaired.
If you plan to drink, choose


a designated driver before going
out.
Remember, deadly alcohol-
related crashes don't just occur
in cars. According to a 2003
NHTSA study, motorcycle opera-
tors have the highest incidence
of alcohol-related crashes, ac-
counting for 29 percent. Avoid
driving any type of vehicle when
impaired.
Pickup truck occupants are.
'over-represented in motor vehi-
cle crashes. More than 1,600
pickup truck occupants died in
the Southeast last year. Many of
those deaths could have been
prevented simply by putting on a
safety belt and not drinking and
driving.
Stay on the offense -- al-
ways buckle up to protect your-.
self from those driving under the
influence.
Don't hesitate to report im-
paired drivers to law enforce-
ment.
Keep in mind, impaired driv-
ing is no accident, nor is it a vic-
timless crime. Do your part and
remember that alcohol, drugs
and driving don't mix.
Be safe this Labor Day 'week-
end and end the summer on a
safe and healthy note.


Girl Scout Planning

Meetings Set Locally


New Girl Scout troops are
forming.
A series of planning and intro-
duction meetings have been set
around the area.
On Friday, Aug. 26, a meet-:
ing is planned at Fort Meade
Community Center,' 10 South-
west Third Street, from 4 to 6
p.m.
On Sunday, Aug. 28, girls
can- meet at the AMF Bowling
Alley, 4111 ,Sowuth Florida Ave-
nue, Lakelard, from 3 to 5 p.m.
Bartow girls can meet on
Thursday, Sept. 1, from 6:30 to 8
p.m. at the Girl Scout House,


355 North Wilson.
These meetings will introduce
girls to the scouting program.
Girls will be actively involved in
planning activities and pro-
grams.
Activities within scouting may
include career exploration, com-
munity service projects, arts and
crafts, camping, organized
sports, outdoor skills, canoeing
and swimming and visits to his-
torical places.
For more information on any
of the meetings, call Shari
Money at 688-7648, ext. 113.


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Bartow Health Care Founda-
tion Executive Director Brian
Hinton spoke at the Aug. 23
meeting of the Noon Lions Club
of modern day facilities for
health care in Bartow, and how
it has evolved in the community.
When Polk County commis-
sioners voted to close down the
county hospital for the indigent
in 1995 for economic reasons,
Hinton said, the closing had a
tremendous impact on Bartow
Memorial Hospital and all other
hospitals in the county, as pa-
tients formerly served by the
county hospital began looking to
private hospitals for their health
care, and most were unable to
pay for services rendered.
When local directors of Bar-
tow Memorial realized the facil-"
ity would be unable to generate
sufficient profits to offer cutting
edge health technology, they
voted to sell the operational por-
tion of Bartow Memorial to Co-
lumbia Health Care Group,
while retaining the title to the
physical plant.
When a certificate of need re-
quested by Columbia to build a
new hospital was refused, citi-
zens responded to a petition,
which generated more than
2,000 signatures urging approval
of the CON.
A certificate was issued in
1997, giving permission to con-
struct a new hospital just north
of Bartow on the west side of
Highway 98, Hinton said.
Columbia was acquired by
Life Point, and in April of this
year, was renamed Bartow Re-
gional Hospital, under owner-


ship of Hospital Management
Associates.
Meanwhile, Hinton said, Bar-
tow Health Care Foundation was
seeking to rent space in the re-
furbished old-,hospital building,
as well as in the adjacent Medi-
cal Arts Building at 1350 East
Main Street.
Tenants at the main building
of the former Bartow Memorial
Hospital now include Good Shep-
herd Hospice/Lifepath Hospice,
Peace River Center for Personal
Development, Heartland for
Children, and Terri Lobb Cater-
ing and Dining.
Medical Arts Building C ten-
ants include the University of
South Florida Rath Senior Con-
Nextions Senior Program and
Dr. Luis Favilli, family practice.
Building B occupants are Alex
Aqui, DCM, chiropractic medi-
cine; Community Rehab and
Wellness Center; Dr. Randy
Hunter, urology; and Dr. Jesse
Morgan, orthopedics.
Building A houses Dr. Ned
Panara, gastroenterology; Ace
Home Healthcare; The Doctors
Barnes, opthalmology and psy-
chiatry; Dr. Mario Encinas, ob-
stetrics and gynecology; and
Peace River Center program of-
fices.
Outbuildings on the campus
include the Bartow Art Guild,
1242 East Main; Heartland for
Children Foster Care and Adop-
tion, 1240 East Main; and the
Florida Professional Title Com-
pany, which faces Highway 17.
Paul Puckett was program
chairman. Pat Pitman presided.


Explorations V Children's
Museum has announced its 14th
birthday bash to be held on Sat-
urday, Aug. 27, from 10 a.m. un-
til 3 p.m.
Party guests can enjoy hands-
on birthday party activities such
as birthday hats, family photos,
and goodie bags while supplies
last.
There will be two "Mad Sci-
ence" shows, one at 11 a.m. and
1 p.m., along with two "Didg-

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Gas-Efficient Driving Tips


Industry analysts say our re-
cord high gas prices are likely to
climb even higher and everyone
is either driving around in cir-
cles to find the lowest price or
just griping about them.
But, according to experts, ex-
tra miles can be squeezed out of
every fill-up if drivers followed a
few simple rules.
"The way to save money is in
every drivers' hands, and some-
times. feet," said Ray Palermo,
director of public relations for
national auto insurer, Response
Insurance.
"Everything comes down to
two basic categories of advice,"
explained Palermo, "car care and
driving habits."
-Lighten the car's load by re-
moving all unnecessary items
from the trunk, such as the bag
of sand and shovel from the win-
ter. Every 200 pounds of weight
reduces gas efficiency by one
mile per gallon. If you have to
carry a lot of baggage, avoid us-
ing a roof-top container, which
will increase the air drag. If you
drive a pick-up truck, the open
bed will have the same impact,
so put a cover on it.
-Incorrectly inflated tires de-
crease fuel efficiency. Check ve-
hicle and tire manufacturer for
proper inflation.
-Don't turn on the air condi-
tioner as a first response to the
heat. Start your drive off with
the windows open to exhaust the
hot air out of the rear windows
and then put on the A/C if
needed. This will also enable the
air conditioning to work faster
and more efficiently when
turned on.
Smooth out your driving
style by avoiding "jack rabbit"
starts and sharp braking. Both
expend gas and can present a
hazard for others on the road.
-It's estimated that 'every
mile per hour driven above 55
mph costs one percent in fuel
economy. So, slowing down can
be both safe and fuel-efficient.
Maintaining a constant speed
also maximizes your car's per-
formance. If road conditions per-
mit, use your car's cruise control.
-Traveling at a fast speed in
a low gear wastes gas.
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County Shows Leadership


In Eminent Domain Policy


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

Mind Your Own Business, Doc?


It started somewhere back
when doctors quit making house
calls.
Little by little, the bedside
manner became less important
than .. well ... the patient's
health?
A woman in Rochester, N.H.,
filed a complaint with the New
Hampshire Board of Medicine
after her doctor told her she
should lose weight for her health.
"I told a fat woman she 'was
obese," Dr. Terry Bennett
acknowledged. "I tried to get her
attention. I told her, 'You need to
get on a program, join a group of
like-minded people and peel off
the weight that is going to kill
you.'"


Ooh, not good.
The doctor said he sent her a
letter of apology upon learning
that she had taken offense at his
advice.
But he refLised to take a med-
ical education class and say that
he had made a mistake.
It is one thing to regret hurting
someone's feelings, something
else to say it was a mistake. It is a
small but important distinction.
The chairman of the Board of
Medicine and the assistant attor-
ney general who investigated the
complaint (insulting a patient
must be a pretty big crime in
New Hampshire) declined to
comment. Confidentiality and all
that, you know.


The Today Show?
The Associated Press?
Yahoo?
Well, yeah, it wasn't all that
confidential.
Another overweight patient
came to the doctor's defense. On
television.
She didn't like it when he told
her she needed to lose weight,
she said. But she lost 150 pounds.
"Once you think about it,
you're angry at yourself, not Dr.
Bennett. He's the messenger," she
said.
I went to see my I-doctor (I can
never remember how to spell'
"ophthalmologist") the other day
and I asked his assistant to check
my blood pressure, which was up


a little the last time I saw my reg-
ular doctor.
It was high, but not alarming.
"You're like me," he said.
"You're getting older, you're
exercising less, and you could
lose a few pounds."
I e-mailed my son-in-law, ask-
ing if he thought I could get my I-
doctor to join me as a co-plaintiff
in suing himself. After all, he had
lumped himself with me in with
his age-ist, lazy-ist, weight-ist
comments.
Jim had a short reply:
"Fat chance."
When my son-in-law became a
history professor, the world lost a
great lawyer and philosopher.


We commend the Polk County commis-
sion for promising not to use the abuse of
the power of eminent domain that the
United States Supreme Court has granted
to state and local governments.
In one of its most inexplicable decisions
in years, the court, in a 5-to-4 decision, said
that governments may use the power of
eminent domain to condemn private prop-
erty for economic development.
If you own a sandwich shop and local
government, decides it would rather have a
sports bar at that location, the city council
can seize your property by condemnation
and sell it to a sports bar. After all, a sports
bar would have to buy 'a liquor license,
probably would remain open later at night,
and probably would pay more taxes than a
sandwich shop.
If the council subscribed to that premise,
it could deem that there was a public pur-
pose in taking away your sandwich shop
in the name of the general welfare of the
city.
The county commission's resolution cor-
rectly declared-that the court's decision in
Kelo vs. New Lobndon, Conn., allows local
governments "to.take private property for
a vaguely defined 'public good' such as
economic development, or increased tax
revenues to the local government itself."
It would allow greed whether of a
corporation or a local government to
replace public necessity as the basis for an
eminent domain taking.
The decision, the county's resolution
said, "put at risk-the very right of private
individuals to be free from government
interference in their right to keep and
enjoy their private property and ... is con-

trary to and contravenes... Constitutional
protections against such capricious and
willful attacks by any' governmental body
upon the rights of the citizens."
The power of eminent domain histori-
cally "has been reserved to the local, state
and federal governments for the sole pur-
pose of acquiring private property
through the use of condemnation proceed-
ings when said privately held properties


BARTOW Your editorial "A,
Proud Tradition Enters Its Final
Years" opened many memories
for me.
When I started 'my 48-year
career in 1948, there were other
company names in the industry.
Some evolved into. the companies
you listed and some.just sold, out.
These included American
Agricultural Co., American
Cyanamid Co., Armour Chemical
Co., Davidson: Chemical Co.,
International Minerals Co., Swift
and Co., and Virginia, Carolina
Chemical Co.
Each of these 'companies had
their own company villages:
Pierce, Brewster, Armour Village,
Ridgewood, Prairie, Agricola, and

OUR READERS SAY


are needed for public purposes," the com-
mission said.
And it declared its intention to keep it
that way in Polk County.
The commission even urged other local
governments to press the Legislature to
adopt a similar policy at the state level.
Both houses of Congress are considering
legislation to ban the use of federal funds
to take private property for resale to pri-
vate interests.
The most frequent use of condemnation
in this state is to acquire right-of-way for
construction of new roads or widening of
existing ones. It also can be used to acquire
sites for new schools or other public facili-
ties.
While local governments complain that
Florida's eminent domain law is quite
expensive, in that government must pay
attorneys' fees and expert witness fees for
the defendant as well as for the govern-
ment, we have no problem with that.
It's not your fault if the property on
which the county or the state wants to
build a road belongs to you and not to the
government.
The New London decision is an uncon-
scionable assault on property rights.
Congress is right to try to undermine it,
and the Polk County commission is right
to declare that it will have nothing to do
with it.
And yes, the Legislature should take the
same stance.


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sales tax Included
2 years $46.00
1 year $24.50
6 months $13.50


Other Florida
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6 months $20.50


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2 years $84.50


Nichols.
My generation saw the real
development of the industry: its
heyday and the beginning of its
demise. It went from the labor
intensive to the very efficient
operations of today. From the 15
to 20 cubic yard capacity draglines
to the present 60 plus cubic yard
machines and from the 10-inch
and 12-inch pumping systems
with manually operated lift pump
stations to the fully automated 24-
inch pumping systems of today.
We also saw the development
of the phosphate chemical busi-
ness from the very simple super
phosphate to animal feed ingredi-
ents, diammonium phosphate,
and many other fertilizer 'and


phosphate chemicals.
There were many good people
in my generation who worked to
develop the things and proce-
dures that made this industry suc-
cessful.
In 1948 it was estimated there
was around 100 to 125 years of
reserves in the industry. That was
before the number of players
increased and the development of
equipment and new methods
came into being.
It was also never imagined the
population development in the
area of the reserves would restrict
and even eliminate reserves that
could be mined.
Thanks for the memories.
IVAN RICHARDSON


Are Lakes Simply Back To Normal?


PALM BAY I read with
great interest about flooding at
Belle. Lake and also at Saddlebag
Lake. I also read that the water
level in Crooked Lake is up about
12 feet over last year.
I am wondering if part of the
problem at Saddlebag is that,
after so many years of very low
lake levels, folks were allowed to'
build down in the old lake bot-
tom. As a kid growing up in Lake


Wales in the 1950s, I remembered
Saddlebag Lake levels being
much higher than they have been
in recent years. This was, of
course, also true for Lake Wailes,
North Lake Wailes, Starr Lake,
Lake Easy and many others.
I would view the 12-foot rise at
Crooked Lake as a return to near
normal levels and would think
that folks on the lake would wel-
come this. Driving around


Crooked Lake a few years ago, I
noticed that older docks were
totally out of the water, indicat-
ing that the waters had receded
dramatically over the past few
decades.
I would love to see my old
swimming hole, North Lake
Wailes restored to its once. glori-
ous (i.e., full) condition.
ROBERT M. PARKER


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Fifty Years Ago

Swift & Co.'s Varn Mine at
Fort Meade has completed its
fifth year free of lost time acci-
dents, Gen. Mgr. H.P. Gould said
today.
Acting for the fifth time on
location of a new side walk along
Gibbons Street, the city commis-
sion today unanimously "recon-
firmed" an earlier decision to
place the walk on the south side'
of the street from Orange Avenue
to Broadway.'
American Cyanamid
Company and International
Minerals & Chemical Corp. today
are the only two of the eight
phosphate companies which
were involved in the industry-
wide strike this Summer which
have not settled with their local
unions. F.S. Royster Guano Co.
and U.S. Phosphoric Co. signed
new labor contracts over the
weekend.

Forty-Five Years Ago

Two more IMCC employees
were fired and a third was given
a two-week disciplinary lay-off as
company officials completed
their investigation in the wake of
the. 18-day wildcat strike at the
Bonnie plant. The three were to
said to have left their jobs with-
out being relieved or took part in
illegal picketing.
James Everette Sheppard, 43,
one of Polk County's top school
men for the past 11 years, died
suddenly Thursday at Lakeland
General Hospital.
Polk County teachers voted
today to endow a scholarship at
Florida State University in the
name of the late James E.
Sheppard, director of administra-
tion, who died suddenly last
Thursday. This movement is
sponsored by the Polk County
Education Assn., based on spon-
taneous suggestions from a num-
ber of teachers throughout the
county, according to PCEA
President John Y. Mercer, Fort
Meade area supervising princi-
pal. .1


Forty Years Ago
Reaching agreement more
than a week ahead of time, offi-
cials of American Cyanamid
Company and Local 34, ICWU,
today signed a new three-year
labor contract.
Polk County teachers voted
Thursday night to delay the
imposition of "professional sanc-
tions" at least until Oct. 15 to
give their representatives time to
get together with county school
officials on a four-part program
proposed by a county-wide
teachers' committee.
Lynn Sharp of Bartow was
named top 16-year-old baton
twirler in the nation at the U.S.
Twirling Assn.'s championship
and convention at Miami Beach.
She also placed second in strut-
ting competition.

Thirty-Five Years Ago

Florida champion Pensacola
Brent took the Dixie Youth
League World Series trophy
home with a 2-0 win over South
Carolina in the final game
Saturday night. Bartow's host
All-Stars shared the good sports-
manship award with Georgia's
state champions.
The end of an era came to Polk
County on Tuesday when the
county commission
approved the
Sunday sale of alco- _M
holic beverages by
the drink. Opening
hours of licensed
beverage dealers will
be from noon to mid-
night on Sunday.
Twenty five
empty freight cars
derailed and a num-
ber of them over-
turned Monday
afternoon just off
U.S. Highway 98 in Avail
Highland City. No
one was injured.

Thirty Years
Ago

George H. Gause,
Bartow's first Negro
city commissioner


and the first of his race to be elect-
ed mayor of a Florida city in
modern times, announced
Monday night that he will not
seek election to another term. He
was elected to the city commis-
sion in 1968 for a one-year term to
fill a vacancy, and subsequently
was twice elected :- once with-
out opposition to three-year
terms.
Jet Thomas of Winter Haven
tied the 36-hole record of 148
when he fired a 75-73 to take the
Billy Tomasello Junior Golf
Tournament played Monday and
Tuesday on the Bartow golf
course.
Laura Morrison, 18, a resident
of Girls Villa for almost two
years, was crowned Miss Bartow
on Saturday night. Patricia
Burdin was first runner-up, and
also was selected by the other
contestants as Miss Congeniality.
Jeanne Cameronr was second run-
ner up.

Twenty-Five Years Ago.

Sister Constance Pellicer, assis-
tant administrator of Polk
General Hospital, was named
interim director of the hospital
Tuesday by the PGH board of
trustees. Administrator Ralph
Settle, who had announced his
intention to resign effective Sept.


30, has been given sick leave.
Mrs. Mona Kulynych, 72, and
Milton (Bill) Spellmyer, 71, both
of Fort Meade, were married
Tuesday in Bartow Memorial
Hospital, where the bride is
recovering from surgery. She
attended the ceremony in a
wheelchair.
Madelyn Espinosa was
crowned Miss Bartow 1980 before
a capacity crowd in the Bartow
Civic Center Saturday night.
Runners-up in the field of 10 con-
testants were Belinda Bell, first,
and Wendy Wright, second. The
contestants name Debra Joan
Shiver as Miss Congeniality.

Twenty Years Ago

B.L. Durrance, Jr., manager of
Bartow Municipal Airport, has
been chosen to become president
of the Southeast Airport
Managers Assn.
Community Life Section head-
line: "Mable's Ready-to-Wear to
Observe 49th Anniversary With
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Obituaries


Mike Wilkerson


Edward Iiles Brown


Edward Miles
Brown

Edward Miles Brown, 50, of
Lakeland, died Thursday, Aug.
18, 2005, at his home.
Mr. Brown was born in
Wauchula on Jan. 20, 1955.
He was a U.S. Army veteran.
He was a member of True Holi-
ness Church of Bowling Green.
Survivors include two daugh-
ters, Rebecca Irvin of Albuquer-
que, N.M., and Artha Mae Hol-
land of Queens, N.Y.; one son,
Justin Irvin of Tampa; his
mother, Louise Bryant Brown of
Bowling Green; seven sisters,
Martha Lucas of Elmont, N.Y.,
Lillie Mae Mobley of Bowling
Green, Irene Bailey of Brooklyn,
Mary Alice Tucker, Gloria Jean
Brown, Linda Brown, and Na-
talie Brown, all of Bowling
Green; one brother, Bennie
Brown of Phoenix, Ariz.; and two
grandchildren.
The funeral: Saturday, Aug.
27, at 2 p.m., at Chester Grove
Missionary Baptist Church in
Bowling Green.
Interment: Bowling Green
Memorial Garden.


Hector V. Marin


Hector V.
Marin

Hector V. Marin, 63, of Bar-
tow, died of a stroke Tuesday,
Aug. 23, 2005, at Lakeland Re-
gional Medical Centern
Born Dec. 31, 1941, in San
Antonio, Texas, Mr. Marin
moved to the Bartow and Winter
Haven area from Wauchula 20
years ago.
He was a truck driver for S&R
Transport in Lake Wales. He
was Catholic..
Mr. Marin is survived by his
wife, Rosario F. Marin; three
daughters, Sandra Marin of,
Lakeland, Debra Ann Villarreal
of Petaluma, Cal., and Mary Al-
ice Marin of Bartow; four sons,
Rolando Marin of Bartow, Hec-
tor Marin, II, of Santa Rosa,
Cal., Delfino D. Marin of Bartow,
and Henry V. Marin of Lake-
land; one brother, Henry Marin
of Jacksonville; one sister, Re-
becca Leyva of Wauchula; 12
grandchildren; and six great-
grandchildren .
Visitation: Friday, Aug. 26,
from 6 to 8 p.m., at Whidden-
McLean Funeral Home in Bar-
tow.
The funeral: Saturday, Aug.
27, at 9:30 a.m., at St. Thomas
Catholic Church, 2180 South
Kissingen Avenue, Bartow, with'
Father Peter Mitchell officiating.
Interment: Wildwood Ceme-
tery in Bartow.

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Paul Valcore


Richard Blank


Cherron Edwards


Walton Wilson


Four Attorneys Join

Public Defender's Office


Four new attorneys have
joined the office of the Public De-
fender.
Richard N. Blank joined the
office's trial division in May.
Blank received his juris doc-
torate from the University of Mi-
ami School of Law. Prior to join-
ing the office, he served as a solo
practitioner in Fort Lauderdale.
Walton M. Wilson also joined
the trial division in May.
Wilson received his juris doc-
torate from Florida State Uni-
versity. Prior to joining the of-
fice, he served in private practice
in Crestview.
Paul R. Valcore joined the S6-


bring office's trial division in
June.
Valcore received his juris doc-
torate from Pepperdine Univer-
sity School of Law, Malibu, Cal.
He has served as a deputy dis-
trict attorney with the Tulare
County (Cal.) District Attorney's
Office.
Cherron E. Edwards joined
the office trial division in May.
Ms. Edwards received her ju-
ris doctorate from the Florida
Coastal School of Law in Jack-
sonville. She served as a solo
practitioner in Jacksonville prior
to joining the office.

MidFlorida


Obituaries Completes
Merger


Don Mike
Beagles
Don Mike Beagles, 53, of Bar-,
tow, died of cancer Wednesday,,
Aug. 24, 2005, at his home.
Mr. Beagles worked in con-`
struction.
He is survived by his wife,"
Wilma Fay Allred Beagles; his
mother and step-father, Louise
Beagles Tucker and Hank
Tucker of Bartow; two brothers
Gary Beagles and his wife, Ag-,
gie, and Jeffrey Beagles and his
wife, Mary; and his grandmother
and step-grandfather, Veleria
Ward and John Ed Ward of \Vest
Lake Wales.
Services are pending.
Arrangements: Heartland
Cremation and Burial Society,
Bartow.



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-Joseph Conrad


On the heels of a .successful
merger vote with Winter Haven
Hospital Federal Credit Union
this week, MidFlorida Federal
Credit Union has announced an
expansion plan that will offer 20
branches in the next 12 to 24
months.
"The merger was somewhat
unexpected," Kevin Jones, presi-
dent and CEO of MidFlorida,
said. "The hospital has plans to
demolish the: building that
houses the credit union. This left
the credit union facing the pros-
pect of separation from its busi-
ness sponsor."
This is MidFlorida's seventh
merger in the past 12 years.

Main Street

Meeting Set

Mainr Street Bartow, Ihnc.,
board of directors will meet Fri-
day, Sept. 2. at 8:30 a.m.
The meeting will be held at
the CRA/Main Street Bartow of-
fice at 100 East Main Street.
All Main Street members,
downtown merchants and mem-
bers of the' public may attend.


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Wilkerson

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Mike Wilkerson, senior vice-
president of human resources for
Citrus and Chemical Bank, was
awarded the 2005 Human Re-
sources Professional of the Year
by the Mid-Florida Society for
Human Resource Management.
The annual Human Resource
Professional of the Year Award
honors the "best" in the Human
Resource profession who have
demonstrated they are strategic
business partners.
These are individuals who
serve as role models for the pro-
fession, who are leaders rather
than followers, who set stan-
dards for others and the profes-
sion, and apply their profes-
sional expertise outside of their
organization.
Not only does this award
honor those contributions HR
professionals have made to bene-
fit their employers, but recog-
nizes that they are business
partners with senior manage-
ment.
It recognizes successful, out-
standing approaches, innova-
tions, and creative ideas that are
not limited to just their own
companies, but HR expertise in
volunteer leadership roles with
dedication to the profession
shown during personal time with
personal resources.


Portion of
Highway 98
Closed
The outside southbound lanes
of U.S. Highway 98 in Lakeland
were closed by the Florida De-
partment of Transportation
Monday.
FDOT crews detected a large
cavity in the roadway at the en-
trance of Lakeland High School
that may have been caused by a
leak in a sewer pipe under the
roadway.
Crews are working to correct
the problem and expect that the
southbound lanes will remain-
closed until Friday, Aug. 26.
Motorists are advised to use cau-
tion and drive with care in this
area.

Old Homeland
Road To Close
For Repairs

Old Homeland Road will be
closed to traffic beginning on
Monday, Aug. 29.
The road will be closed for an
estimated two weeks to complete
emergency repairs to the box cul-
vert approximately 1.2 miles
north of CR 640. A hole will be
repaired in the southwest ap-
proach at the edge of the travel
lane, and the shoulder embank-
ment will be secured.
For more information, call
534-6716,.

Library Coop.
Meeting Set
The Polk County Library Co-
operative's Librarian Advisory
Council has scheduled a meeting
.for Friday, Aug. 26, at 2:30 p.m.
The meeting will be held at
the Bartow Public Library, 2150
South Broadway.


If you tell the truth, you don't
have to remember anything.
Mark Twain


REI Communications Launches Gulf Coast
New Services With Open House


REI Communications has
planned an open house and rib-
bon cutting ceremony to launch
its new telecommunications
services and introduce the com-
pany to the Polk County market.
The social gathering and offi-
cial company logo unveiling will
be held at 1005 Polk Street in
Bartow on Tuesday, Aug. 30,
from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m.
The day will begin with a se-
ries of Chamber of Commerce
ribbon cuttings by the Lakeland,
Fort Meade, and Bartow Cham-
bers of Commerce.
"Since Cyrus Field and the At-
lantic Telegraph Company suc-
cessfully laid the first telegraph


cable across the Atlantic Ocean
in 1858, new technology has rap-
idly transformed the telecommu-
nications and data transmission
industry," Andre Dixon, vice-
president of marketing for REI
Communications, Inc., said.
"REI Communications is at the
forefront of providing VOIP
(Voice over Internet Protocol), lo-
cal and long-distance and high
definition television services to
its customers through fiber optic
lines."
The open house will feature
music, food, and beverages, as
well as an array of activities and
give-a-ways.


Small Polk County Business
Gains National Attention


A former police officer turned
comedic magician has been pro-
filed by The Business Owners
Idea Caf6 ( ownersideacafe.com/>).
Tim Scarbrough, a native of
Polk County, owns an entertain-
ment firm called Lyndel Produc-
tions, with offices in Winter Ha-
ven and Orlando.
Scarbrough, who is married to
Fort Meade native Janet Bass,
recently performed at the Fort
Meade Public Library where his
mother-in-law, Lela Bass, is em-
ployed.
The Business Owners Idea
Caf6 selected Scarbrough based
on his years in business, and
valuable tips he offers to other
small businesses just starting
out.
Scarbrough not only performs,
but also handles his own script


writing, marketing, and sales.
"There are two parts to show
business," Scarbrough says. "The
show and the business. I have
found that doing this full time, I
have had to wear a lot of differ-
ent hats to make it work."
Scarbrough, a former Polk
County deputy sheriff and Win-
ter Haven police officer, traded
in his badge for a magic wand
nine years ago to pursue his pas-
sion for performing and has
since appeared nationwide, at
conventions, trade shows, and
even on national television.
He also stars in a recently re-
leased magic instructional video,
"Magic 4 Morons," which was
filmed at Universal Studios Flor-
ida and co-stars actor/comedian
Michael Winslow (star of all
seven Police Academy movies).


Mental Illness Class Planned


Registration for a 12-week
educational series entitled "Fam-
ily to Family" is currently being
held by the National Alliance for
the Mentally Ill of Polk County,
a United Way agency.
This series will be taught once
a week on Sunday afternoons
from 2 to 5 p.m. at the Lakeland
Volunteers in Medicine Building
Community Room at 1021 Lake-
land Hills Boulevard.
The Family to Family series is
for family and friends of adults
with serious mental illness such
as major depression, bipolar dis-
order, or schizophrenia. It will be
led by three trained mentors.
Topics for the sessions include
an overview of biological brain
disorders, medications, crisis
planning, and communication
skills, among others.
Class members will have the
opportunity to develop a support
system. Classes are free; how-
ever, class size is limited. Regis-
tration is required.
To register or for more infor-


Safety
Classes Set

Polk County Chapter of the
American Red Cross will be of-
fering an Adult CPR class on
Aug. 29 from 6 to 10 p.m.
A First Aid class will be held
on Aug. 30 from 6 to 10 p.m.
Infant and Child CPR will be
offered on Sept. 1 from 6 to 10
p.m.
The cost is $40 for one course,
$45 for two courses or $50 for all
three.
All classes will be held at the
chapter office, located at 147
Avenue A, NW in Winter Haven.
For more information, or to
register for the classes, call 294-
5941.

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The open house will be held
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Special Friends is seeking vol-
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.ie President Visits I


(Coniin!iud from Page lA)
to avoid unintended conse-
quences, but they still sometimes
happen, he said. He believed that
this could be worked out in the
interpretation of the law, rather
than rewriting the entire act.
Regarding the class size
amendment and the
Legislature's plans to fully fund
it, Lee was frank: the Legislature
will never fully fund it. When the
amendment was drafted and pro-
posed, the Legislature made a
long-term commitment without
any plans to fund.
Lee's financial background
has made him a key proponent of
fiscal responsibility and fiscal
planning for the state govern-
ment. One of his projects was the
mandate to create three-year
plans for the funding of future
projects, and Lee said that these
plans revealed that in order to
fund the class size amendment,
there would have to be radical
tax increases, something that no
one on either side of the aisle is
willing to do.

Tort and Lobbies
Lee also was asked about his
position on tort reform and his
well-known opposition to lobby-
ists.
Lee mentioned that he had
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but that he also believed that it
could be too restrictive to individ-
uals. He said that legislation
already filtered out most frivo-
lous lawsuits, and that it would
be nearly impossible to tighten
the restrictions without blocking
cases that deserve to be heard.
However, he also believed that
the current system made it too
expensive to fight, citing a per-
sonal example in which his insur-
ance company decided to pay a
settlement rather than invest the
time and money in a court case,
even though they had done noth-
ing wrong.
His dislike of lobbyists, on the
other hand, was over-exaggerat-
ed, Lee said. He agreed that lob-
byists performed an important
function in giving additional
voice to otherwise unheard
groups, but he also said that lob--
byists have a highly dispropor-
tionate voice, and, often are the
representatives of rich corpora-
tions rather than the unheard.
Lee explained how the vast
amount of money that lobbies
contribute to the campaigns of
elected officials can give the lob-
bies more influence' over the
politicians than the people who
elected them to office.

Katherine Harris
In the award-winning ques-


FISHING FOR PRIZES,
Betty Wetherington (above) and
Erin Pawley also are helping
Downtown Bartow businesses by
shopping at a store that's not
downtown. Confused? Well,
Spath Jewelers is lending a hand
to other businesses in the com-
munity by awarding customers
who spend more than $50 in
their store with gift certificates
from downtown merchants
through Saturday, Aug. 2.7. The
promotion is called "Where
Summer Lingers Longer."
Refreshments from downtown
restaurants will be served daily
from 4 to 6 p.m. Bartow's down-
town retailers have had a tough
summer, between Main Street
streetscaping and the June 6 fire
that closed roads for a while.
Mrs. Wetherington is herself a
downtown merchant. Her store,
Apple Seeds, is offering incentive
dollars to shoppers and is having
weekly prize drawings.
September's upcoming drawing
will be for the whole month.
Spath Jewelers is located at 1208
North Broadway, in the old
Scotty's shopping plaza. (Staff
photos)

3artow

tion of the night, Lee was asked
his opinion on the treatment of
Katherine Harris by the GOP.
Lee explained that the nation-
al GOP was concerned with its
,ability to control public policy in
the future, and they believe that
Ms. Harris will attract too much
opposition due to her role in the
Presidential election of 2000.
While he understood their
position, Lee said that he dis-
agreed with the way they were
opposing her. He explained that a
democracy demands that run-
ning should be open to all, and
although it is appropriate for oth-
ers to run against Ms. Harris, it
was not right for GOP insiders to.
stack the deck against her.
He also indicated that he had
been approached to run against
Ms. Harris in the primaries, but
he did not believe it was the
appropriate time to run for a
national position.
He also has committed himself
to run for the office of chief finan-
cial officer of Florida so that he
can continue to contribute to
public policy.
Lee maintained his reputation
as an out-spoken outsider to the
political system. The Tiger Bay
Club seemed to appreciate his
candor, and he was welcomed to
come back some time in the
future.


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Routine In Fort Meade


Get in step and in shape with
Fort Meade Leisure Services.
A new step aerobics class will
begin at the Fort Meade Commu-
.nity Center on Monday, Sept. 8.
Classes will be held each
Monday and Thursday night
from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m.
For the past 17 years, Teresa
Green has taught the class, but
she resigned, and Beverly Bar-
nett Crockett has taken over the
class.
IThe incoming instructor is.
Beverly Barnett Crockett. She is
a certified aerobics instructor,
who received certification from
the Aerobics and Fitness In-
structors Association.
She also hold certifications in
step aerobics and kickboxing ex-
. ercise. She also is qualified to
teach CPR.
Slie has taught through South
Florida Community College in
Avon Park, Sebring and Lake
Placid. She has been employed
also to instruct in Sebring by


Florida Hospital and the YMCA.
The fee for the class is $15 pw
month.
Students may bring their own
steps or use one supplied by the
class. The steps are limited, and
will be provided on a first-come
first-served basis.
The class is open to all ages
and fitness levels.
Each class will consist of 10-
15 minutes of warm-up exer-
cises, followed by 30 minutes of
aerobics, ending with a 15 min-
ute cool-down floor routine.
To register, call 285-1111 or
come to the class a few minutes
early.
For more information on the
class, call the instructor at 285-
6503.


TWINKLE, SPARKLE AND light Main
Street. Members of the Magic on Main committee
(from left) Brenda McLain, Polk County Histori-
cal Museum; Barbara Lawn, Bartow Chamber


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president; and Joseph DeLegge, Bartow City
manager, need help to make downtown shine.
Magic on Main will celebrate the completion of
the project in November. (Photo provided)


Magic On Main Seeks Sponsors


Magic on Main's committee,
made up of members of Bartow's
Community Redevelopment
Agency (CRA), City of Bartow,
Polk County Board of County
Commissioners, Chamber of
Commerce and Main Street Bar-
tow, are seeking sponsors and
contributions to the Magic on
Main event that will celebrate
the completion of Bartow's $2.8
million streetscape renovation.
Sponsorship levels include:
Brilliance at $25,000, sponsors
will be honored by a large per-
manent marker in a prominent
lace on Main Street; Twinkle at
5,000, sponsors honored on a
shared permanent marker; Spar-
kle at $ 2,500, sponsors honored
on a shared site on Main Street;
Starburst at $1,000, sponsors
will be honored at a shared site
on Main Street; and Shimmer at
$100 to $999, sponsors will be
honored with names placed on a
shared marker.
All sponsors will be listed in
the event program.
A "Brilliance" sponsor, as the
event's major contributor, will be
the honored guest at the evening
ceremony and have the opportu-


nity to throw the switch that will
turn on thousands of decorative
lights in the downtown area.
Brilliance, Twinkle, Sparkle
and Starburst sponsors will have
their logos placed in all promo-
tion materials and print adver-
tising, and will be guests at the
evening ceremony. All sponsors
will be recognized on Main
Street during the event.
Magic on Main is a one-day
event to be held on Nov. 19 when
the highlight of the day's activi-
ties 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 Mu-
seum and Genealogical Library,
also will feature a new holiday
lighting treatment.
Civic organizations haye been
invited to participate in the cele-
bration by assembling a "mini-
version" of their hallmark an-,
nual 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.
For more information on con-
tributions or sponsorships, inter-
ested parties may call Jim
Duane at 534-0100.


Explorations V
Holding
Scrapbook
Class for Kids

Explorations V Children's
Museum will host its monthly
scrapbooking session for children
and adults, "Crop 'Till You
Drop," on Saturday, Sept. 10.
The session will be open from
10 a.m. until 4 p.m. and those
wishing to participate may do so
for any length of time during ;
those hours.
Fee for the session is $3 per
hour per participant. The session
is presented by Kathy Hocken-
berry, a Creative Memory con-
sultant.
Those attending the session
can learn how to create a scrap-
book of favorite photos and
memories. The session includes
the use of cropping tools, new
ideas and assistance from Ms.
Hockenberry as needed.
Paper and stickers are avail-
able for purchase from the con-
sultant.
Additional information may
be obtained by calling Ms. Hock-
enberry at 667-2808.


Ecofest Seeks

Vendors

Peace River Environmental
Education Network and Keep
Polk County Beautiful is seeking
vendors for EcoFest on Satur-
day, Oct. 15.
If you are interested, call 533-
8423 by Sept. 15 for more infor-
mation or to sign up.


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Work Smart So You Can Play On Your Own Time
September 7, 4:30 PM 6:00 PM. Location: Winter Haven Hospital
Auditorium, Winter Haven. Speakers: Alice Hearn, PT, Administrative
Director Winter Haven Hospital Outpatient Rehabilitation Services
and Linda Rumrell, Vocational Evaluator

Girl Talk: Gynecology and the Adolescent
September 8, 6:30 PM. Location: Regency Medical Center, 101
Avenue 0, SE, Winter Haven. Speaker: Eva Salamon, MD, Obstetrician
Gynecologist, Bond Clinic

Drive Longer and Safer
September 21, 4:30 PM 6:00 PM. Location: Winter Haven Hospital
Auditorium, Winter Haven. Speaker: Mandy Cilliers, OTR, ESTEEM
Program, Winter Haven Hospital

The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People
September 22, 6:30 PM. Location: Winter Haven Hospital Classroom
F, Winter Haven. Speaker: Nat West Vice President, Winter Haven
Hospital

Modifying the Home Environment for Safety
September 22, 2:00 PM 3:30 PM. Location: Regency Wellness
Education Room. Speakers: Mark Hannigan, Occupational Therapist;
Joy-Fuller Rehabilitation Center Winter Haven Hospital and Kellene
Starr, Occupational Therapist Joy-Fuller Rehabilitation Center, Winter
Haven Hospital


Infant Mental Health
September 28, 6:00 PM 7:30 PM. Location: Sweet Center Commons,
1201 First Street, South, Winter Haven. Speaker Kay Owen, LMHC,
Moderator, Winter Haven Hospital Behavioral Health Division


The Internet & Consumer Health
Information Online Tips for Healthy Surfing
September 28, 6:00 PM. Location: Winter Haven Hospital Auditorium,
Winter Haven. Speaker: Hank Hasse, Research Information Specialist
Education Services Library Resources, Winter Haven Hospital

Advances in the Treatment of Hand Arthritis
& Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
October 3, 5:00 PM 6:30 PM. Location: Winter Haven Hospital
Auditorium, Winter Haven. Speakers: Brian Jurbala, MD, Orthopedic
Surgeon and Michael Smith, OTR, Winter Haven Hospital Outpatient
Rehabilitation Services


Babysitting Training
November 5, 9:00 AM 5:00 PM. Location: Regency Medical
Center Classroom.
For young people ages 11-16. Space is limited, so call early. Fee:
$30.00 includes course materials, snacks and beverages. To
register for this class, please call (863) 291-6705.

Building Better Bones
September 22 and 29, 2005, 5:30 PM 7:30 PM. Location:
Regency Medical Center Classroom. Fee: $20.00 includes
reference notebook and bone-healthy refreshments. To register
for this class, please call (863) 291-6705.


Mens Health Awareness Days
September 24, 8:00 AM 11:00 AM. Location: Winter Haven
Hospital, 200 Ave. F, N.E.
Digital rectal exams (DRE) and prostate specific antigen (PSA)
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Helping Each Other: Community Support Groups,


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

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

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

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

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

Cancer Support Group
Cancer Support group meets
the second Wednesday of each
month from 1:30 to 3 p.m. in the


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day room on Street Four at
Winter Haven Hospital.
The group is for patients and
families. Special speakers are
sometimes scheduled.
For more information, call the
Health Connection office at 291-
6705 or 1-800-416-6705, Monday-
Friday, 8 a.m.-4 p.m.

Caregiver
Support Group
Family Caregiver Support
Group meets on the second
Tuesday of each month at 1:30
p.m. in the Lake Wales Medical
Center cafeteria conference room.
For more information, call
Rose DeRosa at 676-1433, ext.
4166.
Caregiver Support Group
meets on the first Monday of each
month at 1 p.m. in the conference
room of Winter Haven Hospital's
Center for Psychiatry. For more
information call 291-6060.
A caregiver is defined as any
person, regardless of age, who has
the responsibility of caring for
another individual's needs, such
as personal care, household man-
agement, paying bills and safety.
The caregiver may be a family
member, neighbor or person who
. is paid for such services.

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

taking control of finances.
For more information. call
Spectrum Resources at 967-0660.

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

Diabetes Education
Program
"Living With Diabetes," an
educational series, meets on the
first four Wednesdays of each
month, from 1 to 3 p.m., in the
education classrooms at Winter
Haven Hospital.
The program is designed to
motivate those with diabetes to
follow their treatment plans to
enhance a full life and to prevent
complications.
Cost for the program is $25.
Pre-registration is required by
calling 297-1706, Monday-Friday,
8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Classes are held the first four
Thursday of each month, from 2
to 4 p.m., in the first floor class-
room of the extended care facility
at Lake Wales Medical Center.


The Polk County Chapter of
the American Red Cross will
teach a combined adult CPR,
first aid and AED class Satur-
day, Aug. 27, from 8 a.m. to 6
p.m.
'Class participants will learn
how to perform CPR and the
first aid skills,needed to respond
to an emergency. The class also
covers how to use an automated
external defibrillator in cases of
sudden cardiac arrest.
The cost of,the class is $50,
which includes materials. Pre-
registration is required.
The Red Cross also will offer
an adult CPR class on Monday,


For more information or to regis-
ter, call Rose DeRosa at 676-1433,
ext. 4166.

Domestic Violence
Support Group
Domestic Violence Support
Group meets every Tuesday at 4
p.m. at the Resource Center for
Women, 711 Sixth Street, N.W.,
Winter Haven.
For more information, call 294-
5318.

Epilepsy Support Group
Epilepsy Support Group meets
the second Tuesday of each month
at 2 p.m. in Classroom C of the
education department at Winter
Haven Hospital.
The group is designed to help
those who have epilepsy and
those who help care for them.
For more information, call 686-
5880.

Esteem Alumni and Stroke
Support Group
Esteem Alumni and Stroke
Support Group meets the first
Monday of each month at noon at
Stevie B's Restaurant, Lake
Alfred Road and Highway 17
North, in Winter Haven.
The group is designed for fel-
lowship and support of graduates
(former patients) of Winter Haven
Hospital's' Esteem Outpatient
Neuro Rehabilitation Program.
Anyone who has been through
any type of neuro rehab program,
their family, friends and care-
givers may attend.
Lunch is offered from the
menu, with each person responsi-
ble for his own check. Lunch is
optional, however.
For more information and
directions, call Ann Kenyon, SLP,
or Dr. Jeff Reddout at the Esteem
office, 292-4060.

Financial Caregivers
Support Group
For Adult Caregivers
of Parents
KonectUs, LLC, Daily Money
Managers offers support and edu-
cation for those who are unable or
don't want to take on the daily
money management of parents,
including balancing the check-
book, bank statements, making
payments and dealing with insur-
arnce claims and medical bills.
The group meede' the fourth
Thursday of every month, from 7
to 8 p.m., at Auburndale Library,
100 West Bridgers Avenue.
For more information, call Jan
Shore at 967-6613.

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

Heart To Heart
Support Group
Heart To Heart Support Group
meets at 3 p.m. on the second
Wednesday of each month in the
Swann Five conference room at
Winter Haven' Hospital, 200


Aug. 29, from 6 to 10 p.m. A first
aid class will be held on Tues-
day, Aug. 30, from 6 to 10 p.m.
Infant and child CPR will be of-
fered on Wednesday, Sept. 1,
from 6 to 10 p.m.
Cost is $40 for one course, $45
for two courses' or $50 for all
three.,
These classes will be held at
the chapter office, located at 147
Avenue A, NW in Winter Haven.
For more information about
Red Cross health and safety
classes, or to register for any of
these classes, call (863) 294-5941
or visit the web site at http:/
polkcountyfl.redcross.org.


Avenue F, N.E.
The support group is for those
who have any type of cardiac
problems and their family mem-
bers.
For more information, call
291-6705 or 1-800-416-6705,
weekdays from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

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


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

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

Mothers Against
Meth-Amphetamine
(MAMa)
Mothers Against Meth-
Amphetamines is a faith-based
program that provides drug edu-
cation and rehabilitation
resources for 'the addict, family
members and the,community.
- :,Weekly, meetings, are held at
two locations:
Family Group and Recovery
Group, Mondays, 6:30-7:30 p.m.,
Trinity Christian Center, 4416
East CR 540A, Lakeland, 646-
2860; Family Group, Thursdays,


6-7 p.m., K-Ville Assembly of God,
4155 K-Ville Ave., Auburndale,
665-0302.
For *more information, call
Leland Ministries at 533-1675.

NAMI (National Alliance
for the Mentally III)
The National Alliance for the
Mentally Ill of Polk County holds
free monthly education meetings
on each third Tuesday at 7 p.m.
Guest speakers provide infor-
mation to those who are interest-
ed in mental illness and in help-
ing those who suffer. Meetings
are held at St. David's Episcopal
Church, 145 E. Edgewood Drive,
Lakeland.
For more information on this
and other NAMI events call 616-
9642.

NAMI Family Support
Groups
Family members and friends of
those with mental illness meet for
support and encouragement,
learn from others and find hope.
Lakeland Support group meets
on the second and fourth
Wednesday of each month, 10
a.m.-noon, at the Family
Fundamentals Building, 1021
Lakeland Hills Blvd.
Winter Haven group meets the
third Thursday of each month -
time alternates. Meets at Grace
Lutheran Church, 327 Avenue C,
SE. Call 616-9642 for time.
Lake Wales group meet the
first and third Monday of each
month from 10 a.m.-noon, at the
Lake Wales Public Library. Call
616-9642 for info.

NAMI C.A.R.E. Support
Group
Support for adult mental ill-
ness consumers. This group is not
disorder specific. All are welcome
to meet others who seek support
and encouragement as they suc-
cessfully live with mental illness.
Monday, 7 p.m., Jeanene
Brown Drop In Center, 2326
Edgewood Dr., Lakeland. Free.
For more info, call 616-9642.
Tuesday, 12:30 p.m., Peace
River Center, Lakeland. Group
size is limited. Call for availabili-
ty. Free. 616-9642

New Hope Family
;Support Group., .-: :
New Hope Family Support
group meets on- the second
Tuesday of each month at 7 p.m.
at Regency Medical Center in
Winter Haven.
The meetings are open to fami-


lies who have experienced the loss
of a baby through miscarriage,
ectopic pregnancy, stillbirth or
newborn death, whether recently
or several years past.
For more information, call
Trish King at 325-9725 or Judy
Hagler at 294-7020.

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

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

Prostate Cancer
Support Group
Prostate Cancer Support
Group meets the second Tuesday
of each month from 1 to 2 p.m. in
the day room on the fourth floor of
the Street Building at Winter
Haven Hospital.
Meetings include educational
lectures, assistance with making
informed choices and enhancing
coping skills, as well as sharing


and support. The group is spon-
sored by WHH oncology services.
For more information, call Rev..
Bill Allen, WHH chaplain, at 297-
1121, ext. 1877.

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

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

W.O.W.
(Winners on Wheels)
W.O.W., a networking group for
individuals with spinal cord
injuries, meets at 3:15 p.m. on the
first Wednesday of each month, at
the Esteem Program gym in the
Winter Haven Hospital
Outpatient Rehab Center, Gill
Jones Building, 3425 Lake Alfred
Road, Winter Haven.
The group is open to all who
have suffered a spinal cord injury,
as well as their family, friends,
and loved ones.
For information, call 292-4060,
weekdays from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

(Dates and times are subject to
change. Call the numbers listed to
confirm meetings.)


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ACT Scores Released

ACT scores for Polk high schools for the 2004-2005 school year have been released Among the
highlights:
-h1,349 students took the ACTs, the second-most number of Polk students taking the test in the
past nine years (see chart).
-Six high schools improved their scores from last year (Frostproof, George Jenkins, Kathleen,
Lakeland, McKeel and Winter Haven).
-Four high schools exceed both the state and national averages (Frostproof, George Jenkins,
Harrison Arts, International Baccalaureate). Lakeland High exceeds the state average.

ACT Composite Scores 2004- 2003- 2002- ACT 1997-
2005 2004 2003 2005
Polk 20.3 20.4 20.6 2004-2005
Florida 20.4 20.5 20.5 2003-2004
U.S. 20.9 20.9 20.8 2002-2003
2001-2002
Auburndale 20.3 20.4 21.4 2000-2001
Bartow 18.7 19.8 19.7 1999-2000
Fort Meade 18.9 17.6 1998-1999
Frostproof 21.2 20.4 19.4 1997-1998
George Jenkins 21.7 21.1 21.9 1996-1997
Haines City 18.5 19.2 17.7
Harrison Arts 22.3 22.7 22.3 # Polk students taking
International 28.6 29.3 27.2 test
Baccalaureate 1,349
Kathleen 18.6 18.4 18.9 1,376
Lake Gibson 19.2 19.5 19.1 1,315
Lake Region 19.2 20.6 19.5 1,320
Lake Wales 19.2 19.4 19.9 1,292
Lakeland 20.5 20.4 21.2 1,329
McKeel 20.4 19.3 21.0 1,127
Mulberry 19.0 19.3 19.5 1,084
Winter Haven 20.4 20.3 21.6 897

Bold numbers represent improvement from 2003-2004.
The ACT Assessment Program is a comprehensive, evaluative, guidance and placement service
for students and educators involved in the transition from high school to college, The ACT is an op-
tional test for students and most students taking the test are planning for post-secondary, higher
education beyond high school. ACT scores are reported on a range of one to 36 in four areas: eng-
lish, mathematics, reading and science reasoning. A composite score is calculated by averaging the
scores of the four tests. For further information on ACT test scores, call Bruce Tonjes, associate su-
perintendent, at 534-0521.

BHS / IB / BCS School Advisory

FU'IIMJC Committee Elections Monday


NOTICE

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN
AND FOR POLK COUNTY,
FLORIDA
MORTGAGE ELECTRONIC REG-
ISTRATION SYSTEMS. INC.. as
Nominee for Novastar Mortgage.
Inc.,
PLAINTIFF,
VS.
:ODANIEL T. YATES: A/K/A DANIEL
YATES, UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF
DANIEL T. YATES A/K/A DANIEL
YATES, UNITED STATES OF
AMERICA, STATE OF FLORIDA
DEPARTMENT OF REVENUE,
SOUTHERN ELECTRIC SUPPLY
CO., INC., SWARTZ TRADING
CORPORATION FIKIA B&B
ELECTRIC SUPPLIES, INC., UN-
KNOWN TENANTS) IN POS-
SESSION; #1, AND #2, at al.,
DEFENDANTSS.
CASE NO:
53-2004CA-001713-0000
SECTION 11
NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE
SALE
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN
that pursuant to a Final Summary
Judgment of Foreclosure Sale
dated July 27, 2005, entered .In
Civil Case No. 53-2004-CA-
001713-0000 (11) of the Circuit
Court of the Tenth Judicial Circuit
In and for Polk County. Florida,
wherein the MORTGAGE ELEC-
TRONIC REGISTRATION SYS-
TEMS, INC., as Nominee for No-
vastar Mortgage. Inc., Plaintiff,
and DANIEL T. YATES A/K/A
DANIEL YATES, UNKNOWN
SPOUSE OF DANIEL T. YATES
A/K/A DANIEL YATES, UNITED
STATES OF AMERICA, STATE
OF FLORIDA DEPARTMENT OF
REVENUE, SOUTHERN ELEC-
TRIC SUPPLY CO., INC.,
SWARTZ TRADING CORPORA-
TION F/K/A B&B ELECTRIC SUP-
PLIES, INC.,; UNKNOWN TEN-
ANT(S) IN POSSESSION #1,
AND #2, et al., are Defendants.
I wil sel to the highest and best
bidder for GNA- 14 the Polk County
Courthouse, 256 North Broadway,
Bartow, FL 8381, at 9:00 A.M. on
the 31st day of August, 2005, the.
ollowing desorIbed.property Polk
County, Florda:
LOT 5, IRIS SUBDIVISION,
ACCORDING TO THE MAP
SOR PLAT THEREOF, AS RE-
CORDED IN PLAT BOOK 43,
AT PAGE 44, OF THE PUB-
LIC 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-
catedatt 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 partlcl-
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.
WITNESS my hand and the
seal of the court on July 29, 2005.
RICHARD M. WEISS
CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT
COURT
By: I/YVETTE JOHNSON
Deputy Clerk
(COURT SEAL).
Aug. 15, 2K102r4.4

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-Joseph Joubert


Bartow High School, Interna-
tional Baccalaureate, and BCS
School Advisory Committee
(SAC) will hold elections for offi-
cers during the school's annual
open house Monday, Aug. 29, at
6:30 p.m.
Nominations for officers
should be made to Jan Crawford
in the guidance office by Friday,
Aug. 26.
Comprised of parents, teach-
ers, students, and community


members, SAC is designed to set
priorities and student perform-
ance standards that serve as
guiding principles for the School
Improvement and Educational
Accountability System.
This year, SAC also is spon-
soring a new parent-teacher or-
ganization at BHS/IB/BCS to en-
hance parental involvement in
the school.
For more information, contact
Crawford at 534-7405.


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Florida Southern College has
announce the establishment of
the Dr. Allen C. Kryger Oxford/
Florida Southern College Schol-
arship.
The first recipient of this
award is Timothy S. Kromer, a
2005 graduate in religion from
Mary Esther, Fla.
The endowed fund, estab-
lished by Lynn Fischer in mem-
ory of her late husband Allen
Kryger, will provide annually a
one-week summer experience at
Oxford University's Continuing
Education summer program in
Oxford, England.
Recipients must be high
achieving students who could
not otherwise afford to partici-
pate in an international studies
program.
Expenses covered by the
scholarship include airfare, tui-
tion, room and board, related ex-
cursions, books, and supplies.
"Allen would have loved it
that a young person can benefit
his whole life by having this Ox-
ford experience. Oxford Univer-
sity will be on his or her resume,
and the professors, other stu-
dents, and memories of the par-
ticular class that each scholar-
ship student personally selects
will be an incredible, and enrich-
ing experience for them," said
Mrs. Fischer.


"Allen's late wife, Meta Kry-
ger, his son-in-law, Wesley Beck,
and I went to school here at Flor-
ida Southern. Allen was such a
strong believer in education.
This scholarship would have
pleased him greatly."


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On Impact Fees and Zoning Set Webber Names New


The Polk County school board
will hold three public meetings
in the coming weeks covering
several different topics.
The school board will meet
with the county commission at
noon on Friday, Aug. 26, to hear
a final report from a consultant
hired by the county commission
to do an impact fee study. The
meeting will be held at the First
Presbyterian Church of Haines
City on 104 Scenic Highway.
For more information on this
meeting, call Kay Fields at 534-
0529.
A public hearing concerning
zoning for the International Bac-
calaureate schools will be held at
the Tuesday, Sept. 13, school
board meeting in the auditorium
of the district administrative of-
fice at 1915 South Floral Ave. in
Bartow. The public hearing will
begin no earlier than 6 p.m.


A new International Bacca-
laureate program will begin at
Haines City High at the start of
the 2006-2007 school year. An
existing IB program is currently
at Bartow HiglrSchool.
Further information on the
public hearing is available by
calling Bruce Tonjes, associate
superintendent, at 534-0521.
An additional public hearing
to consider amendments to the
2005-2006 student progression
plan also will be held at the
Sept. 13 school board meeting in
the auditorium of the district ad-
ministrative office. The public
hearing will begin no earlier
than 6 p.m.
Further information is avail-
able by calling David Lewis, sen-
ior director of high schools, or Di-
ana Myrick, senior director of
elementary schools, at 534-0643.


Director of Career Services


Webber International Univer-
sity president, Rex R. Yentes,
has announced the appointment
of Ms. Andrea Alfano as director
of career services.
Ms. Alfano replaces Grady
McClendon who retired this
summer.
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education in student affairs ad-
ministration from the University
of South Florida. She earned her
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child, and consumer sciences
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ence. She was also the advisor of
the Golden Key international
honor society.
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,getting wet.
The Bay of Fundy, between the
provinces of New Brunswick and Nova
Scotia, claims the highest tides in the
world. Tides rise between six and eight
feet an hour, and when the tide is out, the
people come in.
Wandering over the chocolate brown
sand, visitors can weave around and
under unique formations flower pots -
that can't be seen when the tide comes
back. On top of many of these are ever-
greens, which look arnazirly out of place
when the tide is out.
The reddish cliffs and shapes are made
of conglomerate rock and sandstone,
sculpted by the Bay of Fundy, over thou-
sands of years.
Water of chocolate brown laps the
shore, caused by water moving over the
mud flats, mixing t he silt with the bay.
Visitors can walk the many steps down
to the ocean floor and explore from three
hours before low tide to three hours after
low tide. IBecause the times of the tides
change, it is best to check ahead, before
planning a visit.
Even when the tide is in, there are
other activities: hiking, birdwatching, pic-
nicking, and gift shopping.
The park is open May through October,
but hours vary. Admission is $8 for adults,
$6.75 for seniors, $5.75 for children age 5
to 18, and $20 for a family with two par-
ents and two children 18 and under.
Children 4 and under are free.
Hopewell Rocks is a short drive from
Moncton, N.B., or a scenic, longer drive
through Fundy National Park from Saint
John, N.B.
For more information, visit the website
at www.thehopewellrocks.ca.


PHOTOS BY PEGGY KEHOE







The Polk County Democrat


August 25, 2005


2005-2006 RESIDENT GAME SEASONS


(Season dates are for private lands; wildlife management areas may differ.)


orts


S


Season
Archery
Deer-Dog Training


Muzzleloading Gun
General Gun (antlered
deer and wild hog)*
Antlerless Deer
Fall Turkey**

Quail and Gray Squirrel
Special Archery/
Muzzleloading Gun
Spring Turkey**


Northwest Zone
Oct. 15- Nov. 13
Oct. 29 Nov. 17
Nov. 18-20
Nov. 24-27
Dec. 10- Feb. 15
Dec. 17-23
Nov. 24-27
Dec. 10- Jan. 15
Nov. 12 Mar. 5
Feb. 16-26

Mar. 18 Apr. 23***


Central Zone
Sept. 24 Oct. 23
Oct. 1-20
Oct. 29 Nov. 6
Nov. 12 Jan. 22

Nov. 19-25
Nov. 12 Jan. 8

Nov.:12 Mar. 5
No Season

Mar. 18 Apr. 23


South Zone
Sept. 10 Oct. 9
Oct. 1-20
Oct. 15-23
Oct. 29 Jan. 8

Nov. 5-11
Nov. 12 Jan. 8

Nov. 12 Mar. 5
No Season

Mar. 4 Apr. 9


Washington, D.C. occupies land
Maryland gave the U.S. in 1791,
after George Washington chose
that site for the capital.


No closed seasons for rabbit, raccoon, opossum, skunk, nutria, beaver and coyote.
HUNTING BAG LIMITS FOR RESIDENT GAME SPECIES
(Limits are for private lands; wildlife management areas may differ.)


Species


Daily


Antlered Deer
Antlerless Deer (by permit)
Antlerless Deer (archery season)
Antlerless Deer (antlerless deer season)


Season
None
Permit
None
2


Possession
4


Note Regardless of season, sex or number of permits, harvesting more than two deer per
day is prohibited.


Wild Hog (with shoulder height of 15
inches or more where classified as a
game animal)
Turkey (all fall seasons combined)**
Turkey (spring season)**
Quail
Gray Squirrel
Rabbit
Raccoon, Opossum, Coyote, Nutria,
Skunk and Beaver


None


12
12
12
None


None
None
None
None


24
24
24
None


*Season for wild hogs applies only in those areas where they are established as game animals.
**Bearded turkeys or gobblers only, in all hunting zones; except for Holmes County where
there is no fall harvest of turkey allowed.
***A three-day (Mar. 18-20) spring turkey season is established in Holmes County where the
season bag and possession limit is one turkey.


The most important
20 minutes of your day
is the time spent reading
with your child from
birthto age nine.
The Polk County Democrat
190 S. Florida Ave Bartow, FL 33830
863-533-4183
The Fort Meade Leader
25 W. Broadway Fort Meade, FL 33841
863-285-8625


BREZHNEV THORPE AND BUDDY MAR-
TIN pose in the middle of James H. Taylor, II
Stadium at the University of the Cumberlands in


Kentucky after completing their fiist week of foot-
ball camp. Thorpe is from Plant City High, and
Martin is from Bartow High. (Photo provided)


Local Players Finish First Week

Of University Football Caimp


/Local standouts Brezhnev
Thorpe of Plant City High School
and Buddy Martin of Bartow
High School have completed the
first week of Patriot football
camp at the University of the
Cumberlands (formally Cumber-
land College) in Kentucky.
Daily practices included team
and individual drills, team build-
ing activities and conditioning.
More than 140 student-ath-
letes are participating in the pre-
season camp conducted by Pa-
triot head coach Chuck King.
"The first week of camp went
well. We got a little heavy-legged
at the end of the week. lf we can
continue to improve day-to-day,


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285-8625


we have the opportunity to make
the first season as the Univer-
sity of the Cumberlands a memo-
rable one," King said.
'Team members gathered to-
gether after the first week of
camp for Patriot Media Day on
Aug. 21 at the James H. Taylor,
II, Stadium where they were
greeted by family, friends, and
members of the local media.
The Cumberlands team fin-
ished the ,2004-2005 season
ranked 16th in the final NAIA
poll and have high hopes of a
NAIA play-off berth in 2005.
They were recently picked
second in the Mid-South Confer-
ence East Pre-Season Coach's


Poll, up against rivals George-
town College (first), Pikeville
College (third), Union College
(fourth), University of Virginia
at Wise (fifth) and Shorter Col-
lege (sixth).
NAIAFootball.net picked the
Patriots as the 10th team in the
nation for their pre-season poll,
while the NAIA football coaches
picked the Patriots for the #14
slot in the country for their pre-
season edition.
The Patriots kick off their
2005-2006 season at home on
Saturday, Sept. 3. at 1:30 p.m.
against the Crusaders of North
Greenville College.


Bartow Opens Against

George Jerkins At Home


By JEFF THORNBURG
Bartow opens the 2005 prep
football season tomorrow night
at home against northern neigh-
bor George Jenkins Eagles.
Kickoff at Bartow Memorial
Stadium is 7:30 p.m., and the'
game -can be heard on AM 1130
WBF.
The Yellow Jackets escaped
with a seven-point victory over
Mulberry in the kickoff classic
last week. The, Eagles lost by
seven to Bloomingdale in their
preseason game.
George Jenkins is coming off a
4-6 season last year, playing in
class 4A.
This year the Eagles move up
to Class 5A, and face district op-
ponents Kissimmee Osceola,
state runner-up Lake Gibson,


and state champions Lakeland.
Bartow shutout George
Jenkins in' last year's kickoff
classic.
In fact, the Bartow-George
Jenkins combo has been a favor-
ite kickoff classic match-up with
the Yellow Jackets holding 4-1
record over the Eagles in the
preseason tilt.
In regular season games, the
teams have split, each winning
one game a piece.
Other Polk County games in-.
clude Lake Wales -at Auburn-
dale, Evangel Christian visits
Mulberry, St. Pete Shorecrest
travels to Fort Meade, Haines
City hosts Lake Region, Lake
Gibson is at Kathleen, Venice is
at Lakeland, Ridge travels to
Avon Park, Winter Haven heads
south to Sebring.


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share it with the community!
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or call 285-8625
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190 S. Florida Ave. Bartow, Florida 3384 i
or call 533-4183


Coed Softball Registration
Rescheduled for Construction


' The Lake Wales Friday night
coed softball league is in the
process of redoing the infield,
dugouts, and outfield lights. The
new date for sign-ups and regis-
tration will be Sept. 9.
The coed league will play at


the YMCA at 1001 Burns Ave. in
Lake Wales. The Lake Wales
Friday night coed softball league
will consist of four to six teams.
For sign-ups and registration
information call Coach Abel at
370-8102 or 679-7783.


City Offers Water Safety Classes


The City of Bartow Parks and
Recreation Dept. will offer water
safety classes to the first 30 reg-
istered. A fee of $40 will be
charged for the classes beginning
Saturday, Sept. 10, and will con-
tinue each Saturday through


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Wildwood Youth Associate Pastor of Music Joins
Wildwoo YFirst Baptist of Fort Meade
H ldr~ir BB('


Saturday
The youth department of
Wildwood Baptist Church in
Bartow will be serving barbecue
lunches Saturday, Aug. 27, from
11 a.m. to 2 p.m., at the church.
The meals will consist of bar-
becued chicken, rolls, baked
beans, cole slaw, and a drink.
The cost is $5 per plate.
Drive-up service will be pro-
vided.
Proceeds from the event will
help the youth group attend
Night of Joy at Disney World in
September.
The church is located at 1120
Woodlawn Avenue.

Jubilaires in
Concert
The Jubilaires will be minis-
tering in song Saturday, Aug. 27,
at 7 p.m., at Christian Home
Freewill Baptist Church in Bar-
tow.
The church is located at 1125
Highway 17 South.
For more information, call
Pastor Regin Pa lmer at 533-
7905.

PCGSC

Meeting

Sunday
Main Street Baptist Church
in Bartow is the .site of this
month's meeting of the Polk
County Gospel Singing Conven-
tion.
The meeting will .be held Sun-
day, Aug. 28, at 1:30 p.m.
The church is located at 1140
East Main.
For further information, call
Ginger Fortner, president, at
533-8896. ,


Brandon Phillips is the new
associate pastor of music at First
Baptist Church in Fort Meade.
Phillips was raised in Green
Cove Springs, and is a 2000
graduate of Orange Park High
School. He attended college at
Baptist College of Florida and
earned his B.A. in church music.
While at BCF, he traveled the
Southeast U.S. with Strike
Force, a contemporary vocal en-
semble.
Phillips' parents, Phil and
Mary Phillips, live in Green
Cove Springs. He has one
brother who resides in Smyrna,
Ga. His grandparents, Theo and
Rachel Cone, and his other
grandfather, Cleveland Phillips,
live in Waycross, Ga.
Phillips is engaged and plans
to marry Jenna Johnson from
Miami on June 9, 2006. Miss
Johnson is also a graduate of
BCF. She lives in Miami, where
her father is pastor of Wayside
Baptist Church. She earned an
education degree and will teach
third grade at Palmetto Bay
Baptist Academy until the cou-
ple are married.
Phillips said he is excited to


embark on this, his first full
time position as a music pastor.
"Although I am just out of
school, I am ready to take on the
challenge and look forward to
letting God use me," he said.
"We are always in need of peo-
ple in the choir. I would love for
you to come and be a part of our
music ministry at First Baptist
Church in Fort Meade."


Brandon Phillips


Christian Women's Club of
South Lakeland will hold a
Fabulous Fall Fashion Show and
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
E.aglebrooke Boulevard.
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 is $14.50. Child
care for pre-school children is
available free of charge.
Reservations and cancella-
tions must be made by Sunday,
Sept. 4, by calling Dee at 425-
2604, Wylene at 859-7773, by e-
mailing runmd@juno.com.


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First Baptist Church of Lake
Garfield will hold a yard sale,
bake sale, and car wash this Fri-
day, Aug. 26, and Saturday, Aug.
27, starting at 7 a.m.
The event will be located at
the church grounds at 1170


Eighty Foot Rd. in Bartow.
All proceeds will go toward
their World Mission Conference
in October.
For more information, call
537-1497.


Mass Choir Anniversary Set


The St. John Missionary Bap-
tist Church mass choir will have
its first annual anniversary on
Saturday, Aug. 27, at 7:30 p.m.
The anniversary will feature
local performers and will be held


at the church located at 430 Sev-
enth Ave. in Bartow where Rev.
S.N. Lumpkin is pastor.
The anniversary celebration
will be open to the public.


First United Methodist
Church of Bartow has planned a
Sunday School Rally Day for
Sunday, Aug. 28.
Historically, churches hold a
Rally Day to rally people back af-
ter the summer and invite new
folks to be part of a Sunday
School class.
The day will begin with a free
breakfast at 9 a.m. in the fellow-
ship hall at 455 South Broad-
way. At 9:45, youth and adults
will attend one of the Sunday
School classes, and children will
participate in Kids' Quest.
This year's Rally Day theme
is "Come As A Child." Children


will be participating in and lead-
ing various aspects of the 11
a.m. worship service in the sanc-
tuary at 310 South Broadway.
Pastor Roy Lowe's message
will expand on the theme. Chil-
dren will sing, read scriptures,
lead prayers, and serve as ush-
ers and greeters.
Third-grade students will re-
ceive a Promotion Bible, and are
invited to take part, in a Learn-
ing to Love the Bible class, Sun-
day from 4 to 6 p.m. The other
children's ministry program is
led by Pam Wyant.
For more information, call the
church at 533-0904.


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One Person's Fragrance Is Another Person's Odor


By REV. JAMES L. SNYDER
For my wife's birthday (I'm
not allowed to mention which
one), I surprised her with round-
trip tickets to her family's reun-
ion in upper state New York.
Out of courtesy to her, I
elected not to include myself in
her little vacation. After all, it's
her family and that's just the
kind of man I am.
I must say I was looking for-
ward to a week in the house.by
myself where I could be the abso-
lute boss. Nobody to tell me what
to do. Nobody to tell me where to
go.
For a week, I would be the
king in my castle; the captain of
my ship; the pilot of my space-
craft.
Actually, I need more than
one week to do all of these
things.
The Gracious Mistress of the
Parsonage deserves time off and
away from Yours Truly. All year
long, she works hard and most of
the time has her hands full try-
ing to straighten me out of one
foil after another.
Lately, it has developed into a
full-time job.
The day finally came for me to
take her to the airport and see
her off on her trip. As I kissed
her good-bye, my thoughts roved
back to the week that lay before
me as a freelance husband.
All the way back from the air-
port, I played my Barry Manilow
CD. I like Barry Manilow be-
cause he can't "Smile Without
Me."
Believe me, a smile creased
my clock all the way home.


It is important that couples,
no matter how long they have
been married, spend a little time
apart so the heart can grow
fonder.
One difference between men
and women, or maybe I should
say husbands and wives, is the
notion of cleanliness. Wives have
the idea that cleanliness is next
to godliness.
If true, ours is the godliest
house on the planet. Even God
must wipe his feet before coming
in our home.
As a man, I see absolutely no
connection between cleanliness
and godliness. I do my best
'thinking, not to mention pray-
ing, in the midst of clutter.
If godliness is related to hap-
piness, then I am -in heaven
when I am in the midst of hodge-
podge. And, the podgier the bet-
ter.
Along around Friday after-
noon I was absolutely in heaven.
The house was a complete wreck
and I could not have been hap-
pier.
About this time, an incident
developed bringing me to my
senses.
I was about ready to take a
shower when I noticed the soap
and shampoo in my shower was
gone. I know reserves are some-
where in our house, but for the
life of me, I could not put my fin-
gers on any of it.
This is by my wife's design.
Notwithstanding, and I was
standing in my birthday suit, I
needed to take a shower.
Then a brilliant idea struck
me. Since my wife has not been
home all week, the shampoo and


soap in her shower should be in
great supply. Snatching my
towel from my shower I headed
for hers.
One thing I noticed in my
wife's shower was the variety of
bottles. Since I was not wearing
my glasses, I could not read the
labels on any of these bottles.
However, I was not here to read
bottles but to take a shower, and
so I disregarded the labels.
I turned on the showerhead,
adjusted the water temperature,
and began my shower. I then
reached for the nearest bottle,
which I assumed was shampoo.
After dousing my hair with a
generous portion, I began scrub-
bing my head. I noticed, how-
ever, no suds.
I grabbed another bottle and
repeated the procedure with the
same results.
After using 17 bottles, I fi-
nally found one producing suds.
I remember thinking to my-
self at the time, what does my
wife do with all these bottles in
her shower that don't do any-
thing? Nevertheless, in a mo-
ment I forgot the whole incident,
stepped out of her shower, and
toweled off.
I made a cup of coffee and set-
tled into my easy chair to watch
a little television. As I sat there,
I'noticed a strange fragrance.
This is the difference between
men and women. A man enjoys
strange smells. A woman, on the
other hand, enjoys fragrant aro-
mas.
I smelled a fragrant aroma
with a strong tinge of fruit about
it. It smelled as if someone had
brought me a bowl of mixed of


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fruit. I knew for a fact, there was
no fruit in the house.
But this fruity aroma puzzled
me.
I got up and walked around
the house looking for this bowl of
fruit. No matter what room I
was in, I could smell the fruit. It
was the strangest thing I ever
experienced!
Finally, I went back to my
easy chair and my cup of coffee,
not knowing where these fruity
fumes were coming from. Some
mysteries never are solved.
Then something hit me right
between the eyes. The fruity
bouquet was coming from me!
I took several healthy sniffs
and discovered I smelled like a
bowl of fruit. I could not under-
stand this phenomenon.
Then I remembered the bot-
tles in my wife's shower.
I went back to investigate and
discovered my wife had bottles of
fruity concoctions of every vari-
ety.
A verse from the Bible came
to mind. "But I have all, and
abound: I am full, having re-
ceived of Epaphroditus the
things which were sent from you,
an odour of a sweet smell, a sac-
rifice acceptable, well pleasing to
God (Philippians 4:18 KJV).
The only fragrance worth
dwelling on is a life well pleasing
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Aug. 25, 2005


The Polk County Democrat


Out of My Range by Pawn Wade


Pancakes


Than Ever


(See Page 1B)

tie, of the oil before adding bat-
ter, each. time. Cook each crepe
on one side until lightly
browned, then turn and cook
just a few seconds on the other
side. Remove to waxed paper to
cOol. "
As the pancakes cool, stake
between sheets of waxed paper.
Divide the filling among the
-crepes, allowing about 1/4 cup
.per crepe. Fold up envelope-
,st yle by. first folding the bot-
tom to' cover the filling, then
folding over the two sides.
,Allowthe seam to be on the
bottom. of the blintz. (The
.blintzes .can be made to this
point ahead of time and refrig-
erated,.or frozen.)
In a. 10-inch skillet heat one
tablespoon each. of .the butter
and:oil; Saut6 the blintzes over
mediumheat, allowing them to
brown nicely on both sides.
Add more butter and oil to
the pan as needed. Keep warm
in a 200 degree oven while com-
pleting the batches..
When ready to serve, stir the
sour. cream until smooth and
c.reanmy. Place two blintzes in
the center of the warmed plate,
spoon sour cream over them
and garnish with the chives.
Serves 12.


ren:ch .Breakfast
S. -. .. Cr6pes"
A-basic crepe recipe that can
be enjoyed with a ,.little butter,
lemon.. juice and, powdered
sugar or-rolled with a filling of
your, choice.
-cup flour
1 cup skim milk
2/3 cup liquid egg substitute
1 tablespoon butter or mar-
garine, melted
Combine flour, milk, eggs.
and margarine in a bowl; let
stand 30 minutes.
Heat over medium-high heat
af' 8'-ihch nonstick skillet or
cr6pe pan. Pour a scant 1/4 cup
batfer"in pai, "tilting pan to
cover bottom. Cook 1 to 2 min-
utes; turn and cook 30 seconds
to 1 minute.more. Place crepes
on waxed paper. Stir batter and
repeat to make 10 crepes.,
Fill cr&pes with desired fill-
ings or use in recipes calling for
prepared crepes.
I Serves five.


German Puffed Pancakes
.,with Spiced Apples
3 eggs ";r : -
.,1 cup-milk ..
1 clip flour .
'1/2 teaspoon salt
'2 tablesp6onl butter
'5 apples, sliced


1 tablespoon butter
1 tablespoon sugar
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon,
ground
2 tablespoons powdered
sugar
In a medium bowl, combine
eggs, milk, flour, and salt. Beat
for 3 minutes with a electric
mixer on medium speed.
Preheat the oven to 450
degrees. Melt butter in a heavy
oven-safe skillet. Pour the bat-
ter into the skillet and bake for
15 minutes.
Reduce the heat to 350
degrees and bake an additional
10 minutes, or until golden
brown and crisp. When the cen-
ter puffs, pierce with a fork.
Remove from the oven and turn
out onto a platter.
Saute sliced apples in butter
until soft. Sprinkle with sugar
and cinnamon. Spread over the
warm pancake. Roll up and cut
into slices. Sprinkle with pow-
dered sugar.
Serves four. '


Ricotta-Filled Crepes
6 eggs
2 cups water
1/8 teaspoon salt
1-1/2 cups flour
1 pound ricotta cheese
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/8 teaspoon pepper
3 tablespoons parsley,
chopped
1/4 .cup mozzarella cheese,
grated
Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
Filling: in a small bowl, com-
bine ricotta cheese, salt, pep-
per, chopped parsley, and grat-
ed mozzarella cheese; set aside.
Crepes: beat together eggs,
water, and salt. Add flour grad-
ually. Place spoonfuls of the
batter into a greased skillet and
cook until golden brown.
Place dollops of the ricotta
mixture in the crepes, roll up,
place in a baking dish, and
cover with any remaining ricot-
ta mixture
Cover with aluminum foil
and bake for 30 minutes.
Serves five.


Zucchini-Potato Pancakes
Don't try to pin these savory
pancakes down geographically
- potatoes, zucchini and onion
mix with grits and eggs, form-
ing a toothsome backdrop for
soy sauce and garlic. Sour
cream and applesauce provide
a grand finish.
3/4 cup grits
3 eggs, beaten
2 zucchini, grated
2 potatoes, grated
1/2 onion, peeled and grated
1/2 cup grated Parmesan

^ --""


Potato Pancakes With Applesauce


cheese
1 tablespoon flour
2 teaspoons soy sauce
3/4 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon ground black
pepper
1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
1 tablespoon oil
1/2 cup sour cream
1/2 cup applesauce
Cook grits according to pack-
age directions; remove from
heat. While still warm, add
eggs and beat well.
Add zucchini, potatoes, onion
and Parmesan cheese; stir to
combine. Stir in flour, soy
sauce, salt, pepper and garlic
powder; set aside.
Heat oil in a non-stick skillet
over medium heat. Ladle sever-
al tablespoonsful of batter onto
skillet; cook until pancake
turns crisp and golden brown,
turning once. Remove from
skillet and keep warm. Repeat
process with remaining pan-
cakes. Serve with sour cream
and applesauce.
Serves six.


Cr6pes Jubilee
Crepes:
2 eggs
1 cup 2 percent milk
1 tablespoon butter
2 teaspoons sugar
3/4 'cup cake flour
1/8 teaspoon salt


Sausage Potato Pancakes


Filling:
1 cup whipping cream
2 tablespoons confectioners
sugar
1 cup dairy sour cream
2 teaspoons grated orange
peel
Sauce:
1 can (16-oz.) pitted dark
sweet cherries
4-1/2 teaspoons sugar
1 tablespoon corn starch
1/8 teaspoon salt
2 tablespoons orange-fla-
vored liqueur -
1 teaspoon grated orange
peel
Crepes
Combine eggs, milk, butter
and sugar in medium bowl; mix
well. Add cake flour and salt;
beat until blended.
Heat lightly greased 6- to 7-
inch skillet over medium-high
heat. Add 11/2 to 2 tablespoons
batter; tilt skillet to spread bat-
ter. Cook about 30 seconds or
until lightly browned; turn and
cook on second side about 15
seconds. Repeat with remain-
ing batter to make 12 crepes.
Filling
Whip cream in small chilled
mixer bowl until soft peaks
form; beat in sugar. Using same
beater, beat sour cream in sep-
arate bowl. (Sour cream will
thin out; then thicken.) Fold
whipped cream and orange peel
into thickened sour cream.
Divide mixture evenly
among crepes, spreading to
within 1/2 inch of edges.1 Fold
each crepe in half, then in half
again.
Sauce
Drain cherries, reserving
syrup. Combine syrup, sugar,
cornstarch and salt in skillet.
Cook and stir over medium
heat until .thickened; boil 1
minute. Add cherries, liqueur
and orange peel; heat through.
Spoon over filled crepes.
Serves six.


Blueberry Cheese' Pancakes
1.-1/2 cups cottage cheese
4 eggs
1/2 cup flour
1/4 cup sugar
2 tablespoons butter, melted
2 teaspoons vanilla
1 cup blueberries
Combine cottage cheese,
eggs, flour, sugar and butter in
a bowl; mix well. Stir in vanilla;
'add the blueberries.
Cook batter on a hot greased
griddle until light brown on
both side; turning once.
Serve with butter and maple
syrup.
Serves four.


Cheddar Pancakes
Flip these for a delicious
addition to a bunch. Serve with
a refreshing fruit salad.
8 ounces cheddar cheese,
grated
3 egg yolks
3/4 cup sour cream


1 tablespoon flour
3/4 teaspoon salt
1-1/2 teaspoons thyme
1/2 teaspoon dry mustard
2 teaspoons butter
In a medium bowl, combine
grated cheddar cheese egg
yolks, and sour cream; mixing
well after each addition. Add
flour, salt, thyme, and dry mus-
tard.
Melt butter in a skillet over
low heat and pour batter into
skillet. Cook over medium heat
until lightly browned on the
bottom. Loosen the edges with
a spatula, turn and lightly
brown the other side.
Serves six.


Sourdough Pancakes
1 cup sourdough starter mix
1 cup flour


will bring everyone running to
the kitchen. Serve for breakfast
with warm maple syrup and
fresh fruit or surprise your fam-
ily with an unexpected dinner
treat.
-2 packages (11.5 ounces
each) Stouffer's frozen Potatoes
au Gratin, defrosted
1-1/2 cups all-purpose bak-
ing mix
2/3 cup milk
2 large eggs, lightly beaten
1/4 teaspoon ground black
pepper
1 pound bulk sausage,
cooked, drained and crumbled
1 cup (4 ounces) shredded
cheddar cheese
1/4 cup chopped green onions
Vegetable oil ..
Combine baking mix, milk,
eggs and pepper in medium
bowl; stir until moistened. Add
potatoes au gratin, sausage,
cheese and green onions; gently
stir until combined.
Coat bottom of medium skil-
let with oil; heat over medium
heat until hot. Pour 1/4 cup bat-
ter into skillet for each pan-
cake. Cook until small bubbles
appear on top of pancakes.
Turn over and continue cooking
until undersides are golden
brown..
Serves 8.


Chile Corn Pancakes With
Salsa
Chile Corn Pancakes make a
wonderful entr6e as well as a
fabulous side dish for your next
Mexican meal. Serve with a tall
glasses of Nestea and a lime
wedge.
1 package (12-oz.) Stouffer's
frozen Corn Souffl6, defrosted
according to package directions
1 can (4-oz.) Ortega Diced
Green Chiles
1/3 cup flour
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1/3 cup shredded, cheddar
cheese
2 tablespoons oil
1 egg, slightly beaten
1 cup Ortega Salsa -
Homestyle Recipe (Mild)
Combine corn souffle, chiles,


1 can (12 fl. oz.) Carnation
Evaporated Milk
1/2 cup Libby's 100% Pure
Pumpkin
1/4 cup water
1 large egg
2 tablespoons vegetable oil
Pumpkin Maple Sauce
(recipe follows)
Chopped nuts (optional)
Combine flour, brown sugar,
baking powder, pumpkin pie
spice and salt in large bowl.
Combine milk, pumpkin,
water, egg and 2 tablespoons oil
in small bowl; mix well. Add to
flour mixture. Stir just until
moistened; batter may be
lumpy.
Heat griddle or skillet over
medium heat; brush lightly
with oil. Pour 1/4 cup batter
onto hot griddle; cook until bub-
bles begin to burst. Turn and
continue cooking for 1 to 2 min-
utes.
Repeat with remaining bat-
ter. Serve with Pumpkin Maple
Sauce and nuts.
For sauce:
Heat 1 cup maple syrup, 1-
1/4 cups pumpkin and 1/4 tea-
spoon ground cinnamon or
pumpkin pie spice in small
saucepan until warm.
Serves 8.


Pifia Colada Pancakes
2 eggs
3/4 cup 2 percent milk
5 tablespoons butter, melted
1-1/4 cups flour
4 teaspoons baking powder
1 teaspoon sugar
3/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 cup sweetened cream of
coconut
1/4 cup maple syrup
2 tablespoons rum
In a medium mixing bowl,
beat eggs. Combine milk and
butter; stir into eggs.
In another bowl, stir togeth-
er flour, baking powder, sugar
and salt. Pour into egg mixture
and stir just until dry ingredi-
ents are uniformly moist.
In a small saucepan, com-
bine cream of coconut, maple
syrup and rum. Heat, stirring,


Pumpkin Pancakes


1 egg
2 tablespoons oil
1/4 cup Carnation
Evaporated Milk
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon baking soda
2 tablespoons sugar
Mix together sourdough
starter mix, flour, egg, oil, evap-
orated milk, salt, baking soda,
and sugar. Let the mixture bub-
ble and foam a minute.
Lightly grease a hot griddle.
Drop the batter by 1/4 cup onto
the griddle and cook until light
brown, turning once.
Serves four.


Sausage Potato Pancakes
The aroma of these pancakes


flour, baking powder, egg and
cheese in large bowl; mix well.
Heat oil in medium skillet
until hot.
Pour 1/4 cup batter into skil-
let; cook until small bubbles
appear on top. Turn over and
continue cooking until golden
brown. Repeat with remaining
batter. Serve with salsa.
Serves four.


Pumpkin Pancakes
2 cups all-purpose flour
2 tablespoons packed brown'
sugar
1 tablespoon baking powder.
1-1/4 teaspoons pumpkin pie
spice
1 teaspoon salt


over low heat.
Heat a griddle or skillet until
a few drops of water will dance
on it, then lightly brush or
spray with oil. Ladle on batter
and cook pancakes, turning
once, until golden brown on
both sides. Serve with warmed
pifia colada syrup.
Serves 6.


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The Polk County Democrat


August 25, 2005


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 decedent
and other persons, having claims
or demands against decedent's
estate, on whom a copy of this no-
tice has been served, must file
their claims with this court WITHIN
THE LATER OF 3 MONTHS AF-
TER THE DATE OF THE FIRST
PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE
OR 30 DAYS AFTER THE DATE
OF SERVICE OF A COPY OF
THIS NOTICE ON THEM.
All other creditors of the dece-
dent and other persons having
claims or demands against the de-
cedent's estate, must file their
claims with this court WITHIN 3
MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF
THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF
THIS NOTICE.
ALL CLAIMS NOT SO FILED
WILL BE FOREVER BARRED.
NOTWITHSTANDING THE
TIME PERIODS SET FORTH
ABOVE, ANY CLAIM FILED TWO
(2) YEARS OR MORE AFTER
THE DECEDENT'S DATE OF
DEATH IS BARRED.
THE DATE OF FIRST PUBLI-
CATION OF THIS NOTICE IS:
August 18, 2005.
Personal Representative:
William N. Kennedy
100 Charter House Circle
Columbia, SC 29036
Attorney for Personal Representa-
tive:
John R. Griffith for
James P. Hahn, Attorney.
Florida Bar No. 032756
HAHN, McCLURG, WATSON,
GRIFFITH & BUSH
P.O. Box 38
Lakeland, FL 33802
Telephone: 863/688-7747
Aug.'18 25, 2005-2717



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

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 _i't day
of August, 2005.
Richard M. Weiss
Clerk of the Circuit Court
By: /s/ Teresa NelsonQ
Deputy Clerk
(SEAL)
SAug. 18, 25, 2005-2737


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
09/12/1996, to FAITH 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
_2toiday of September. 2005, for
this hearing at POLK COUNTY
COURTHOUSE, COURTROOM-
Juvenile Division Hearing
Room- 1st Floor, 255 N. Broad-
way, BARTOW, FLORIDA.
YOUR FAILURE TO APPEAR
IN PERSON WILL BF TREATED
AS A CONSENT TO THE TERMI-
NATION OF PARENTAL RIGHTS
AND YOU WILL PERMANENTLY
LOSE ALL LEGAL RIGHTS AS A
PARENT TO THE CHILDREN)
AS NAMED IN THE PETITION
FOR TERMINATION OF PAREN-
TAL RIGHTS.
YOU HAVE THE RIGHT TO
HAVE AN ATTORNEY REPRE-
SENT YOU IN THIS MATTER. IF
YOU CANNOT AFFORD AN AT-
TORNEY, YOU MUST BE PRE-
SENT AND REQUEST THAT
THE COURT APPOINT YOU AN
ATTORNEY FOR YOU IF YOU
WANT ONE.
"In accordance with the Ameri-
cans With Disabilities Act, persons
with disabilities needing a special
accommodation to participate in
this proceeding should contact the
Children & Families Legal Depart-
ment at 1055 US Highway 17
North, Bartow, Florida 33830,
Telephone: 863-534-0062 not later
-nan seven days prior to the pro-
ceedigg. If hearing ijrpaired,
(TDD) 1-.80.95 871, or Voice (V)
1-800-955-8770, via Florida Relay
Service."
RICHARD M. WEISS, CLERK
By Debbie Stinson
as his Deputy Clerk
(CLERK'S SEAL)
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. GREENE A/K/A AN-
NETTE PEREZ GREENE, 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 MAYCLAIM AN INTEREST
IN THE ESTATE OF GLADYS H.
APANG, DECEASED
IJK/A 334 VIA DEL SOL DAVEN-
PORT, FL 33837
YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an
action for Foreclosure of Mortgage
on the following 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.PL
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 ifmmiedi-
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
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
August. 2005.
Richard M Weiss
As Clerk of the Court
By & Shirleys31hams
As Deputy Clerk
(SEAL)
Aug. 18, 25, 2005-2705


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 11800 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
"fhis Notice in' the'- POLK
COUNTY DEMOCRAT and file
the cr.ginal wir, Ihe Clerk 6f this
Court eainer 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
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 I h day of
August. 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
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.
.II 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 ACOPY 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, 2005-271 5


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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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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. 11 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,
(8043)6534-4488.. within two. (2)
workinglays of-your'receipt of this
notilcb Whearing; 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 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-
Persoral 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 decedent's
estate on whom a copy of.this no-
tice is required to be served, must
file their claims with this Court
WITHIN THE LATER OF 3
MONTHS AFTER THE 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


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.peschamps
As Deputy Clerk
(COURT SEAL)
Aug. 18, 25, Sept. 1, 8, 2005-2706


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
PROCEEDINGS
Michael Moore
222 Valencia Street
Bartow, FL 33830
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 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





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 oef 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,
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.


complaint.
In accordance with the Ameri-
cans with Disabilities Act, per-
sons with disabilities needing a
special accommodation to par-
ticipate in this proceeding
should contact the Clerk of the
Circuit Court at the Polk County
Courthouse, First Floor, 255
North Broadway, Bartow, FL
33830, Phone (863) 534-
4488 not later than seven days
prior to such proceeding.
WITNESS my hand and the
seal of this Court this 22nd day of
August. 2005.
Richard M Weiss
As Clerk of the Court
By /s/ Shirley Deschamos
As Deputy Clerk
(SEAL)
Aug. 25, Sept. 1, 2005-2805


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 921 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 CFSB 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-
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: Is/ Tamika Joiner
Deputy Clerk
(Seal)
Aug. 18, 25, 2005-2709


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT
OF THE 10TH JUDICIAL
CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR
POLK COUNTY, FLORIDA
CIVIL DIVISION
DEUTSCHE BANK COMPANY
OF CALIFORNIA, N.A., AS TRUS-
TEE UNDER THE POOLING AND
SERVICING AGREEMENT RE-
LATING TO IMPAC SECURED
ASSETS CORPORATION MORT-
GAGE PASS THROUGH CER-
TIFICATES, PFCA HOME EQ-
UITY INVESTMENT TRUST SE-
RIES 2002-1FC1,
Plaintiff,
vs.
ANTHONY A. ADENIYI, ET AL,
Defendants.
CASE NO.:
53-2005-CA-2368-0000-WH-
SEC 04 '
NOTICE OF ACTION
TO: ANTHONY A. ADENIYI,
LAST KNOWN ADDRESS: 510
DOUGLAS AVE., ALTAMONTE
SPRINGS, FL 32714
UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF AN-
THONY A. ADENIYI, LAST
KNOWN ADDRESS: 510 DOUG-
LAS AVE., ATLAMONTE
SPRINGS, FL 32714
YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an
action fdr Foreclosure of Mortgage
on the following described prop-
erty:
LOT 29, BLOCK 8, IS-
LAND CLUB WEST,
PHASE ONE, ACCORD-
ING TO THE PLAT
THEREOF AS RE-
CORDED IN PLAT
BOOK 113, PAGES 47
THROUGH 49, INCLU-
SIVE 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 26 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


If you are a person with disabilities
who needs any accommodation in
order to participate in this pro-
ceeding, you are entitled at no
cost to you, to the provision of cer-
tain assistance. Please contact the
Office of the Court Administrator,
(863) 534-4690, within two (2)
working days of your receipt of this
notice; if you are hearing or voice
impaired, call TDD (863) 534-7777
or Florida Relay Services 711.
ORDERED at POLK County
Florida, this 16th day of August,
2005.'
RICHARD M WEISS
As Clerk, Circuit Court
POLK, Florida
By: /s/ Tamika Joiner
As Deputy Clerk
(Seal)
Aug. 25, Sept. 1, 2005-2785


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-
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 the
complaint or petition.
DATED on August 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 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 P.O.
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 SOC FILED
WILL BE FOREVER BARRED.
NOTWITHSTANDING THE
TIME PERIOD SET FORTH
ABOVE, ANY CLAIM FILED TWO.
(2) YEARS OR MORE AFTER
THE DECEDENT'S DATE OF
DEATH IS BARRED.
The date of first publication of
this notice is 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 Frederick 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
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
10TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND
FOR POLK COUNTY, FLORIDA
CHASE HOME FINANCE, L'LC,
SUCCESSOR BY MERGER TO
CHASE MANHATTAN MORT-
GAGE CORPORATION,
Plaintiff,
vs.
MELVIN THOMAS, et ux., et al.,
Defendantss.
CASE NO.
53-2004-CA-3750-0000 WH
SEC 11
NOTICE OF SALE
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN
pursuant to an Order or Final
Judgment Scheduling Foreclo-
sure Sale entered on August
12, 2005, in this case now
pending in said Court, the style
of which is indicated above.
I will sell to the highest and
best bidder for cash at the
POLK COUNTY COURTHOUSE,
All sales are to be held at the East
end of the East Corridor, first floor,
255 North Broadway Avenue, Bar-
tow, Florida, at 9:00 A.M., on
the 16th day of September,
2005, the following described
property as set forth in said or-
der or final judgment, to wit:
LOT 9, OAK AVE. AD-
DITION, ACCORDING
TO THE PLAT
THEREOF RECORDED
IN PLAT BOOK 102,
PAGE 40, IN THE PUB-
LIC RECORDS OF POLK
COUNTY, FLORIDA.


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN
AND FOR POLK COUNTY,
FLORIDA
PROBATE DIVISION
IN RE: EMILY C. O'CONNOR,
Deceased

PROBATE NO. 04CP-2139
NOTICE
TO: KERRY ANN EVANS
Addresses Unknown
Please take notice that there
has been deposited with the un-
dersigned by
PETER RORY O'CONNOR, PER-
SONAL REPRESENTATIVE
the total sum of $3,536.80, rep-
resenting proportioned Interest
in said estate of the above
named person, which funds, if
not claimed by the owner, will
upon or Immediately after
March 8, 2006, be transmitted to
the Comptroller of Florida In ac-
cordance with Section 733.816,
Florida Statues, after deducting
costs of the publication of this
notice and Clerk's fee.
DATED this 22nd day of August,
2005, at Bartow, Polk County,
Florida.
Richard Weiss
Clerk of the Circuit Court
By: Marilyn S. Wise
Aug. 25, Sept. 1, 2005-2799






IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN
AND FOR POLK COUNTY,
FLORIDA
PROBATE DIVISION
IN RE: GLENN E. FOUST, De-
ceased

PROBATE NO. 04CP-0464
NOTICE
TO: CARL E. FOUST
EDWIN FOUST
Addresses Unknown
Please take notice that there
has been deposited with the un-
dersigned by
LYNN NORTON, PERSONAL
REPRESENTATIVE
the total sum of $1,048.00, rep-
resenting proportioned Interest
in said estate of the above
named person, which funds, if
not claimed by the owner, will
upon or immediately after
March 8, 2006, be transmitted to
the Comptroller of Florida In ac-
cordance with Section 733.816,
Florida Statues, after deducting
costs of the publication of this *
notice and Clerk's fee.
DATED this 22nd day of August,
2005, at Bartow, Polk County,
Florida.
Richard Weiss
Clerk of the Circuit Court
By: Marilyn S. Wise
Aug. 25, Sept. 1, 2005-2798


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT
OF THE 10th JUDICIAL
CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR
POLK COUNTY, FLORIDA
GENERAL JURISDICTION
DIVISION
MORTGAGE ELECTRONIC REG-
ISTRATION SYSTEMS, INC.,
PLAINTIFF
VS.
JACOB G. BALDERAS, IF LIV-
ING, AND IF DEAD, THE UN-
KNOWN SPOUSE, HEIRS, DEVI-
SEES, GRANTEES, ASSIGNEES,
LIENORS, CREDITORS, TRUS-
TEES AND ALL OTHER PARTIES
CLAIMING AN INTEREST BY,
THROUGH, UNDER OR
AGAINST JACOB G. BALDERAS;
JOYCE A. BALDERAS, IF LIV-
ING, AND IF DEAD, THE UN-
KNOWN SPOUSE, HEIRS, DEVI-
SEES, GRANTEES, ASSIGNEES,
LIENORS, CREDITORS, TRUS-
TEES AND ALL OTHER PARTIES
CLAIMING AN INTEREST BY,
THROUGH, UNDER OR
AGAINST JOYCE A. BALDERAS;
BRIDGEWATER CROSSING
HOMEOWNERS ASSOCIATION,
INC.; JOHN DOE AND JANE DOE
AS UNKNOWN TENANTS IN
POSSESSION
DEFENDANTS)
CASE NO:
53-2004-CA-003031-000-
SEC11
NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE
SALE
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN
pursuant to a Summary Final
Judgment of Foreclosure dated
August 10, 2005 entered in Civil
Case No. 53-2004-CA-003031-
000-SEC11 of the Circuit Court of
the 10TH Judicial Circuit in and for
POLK County, BARTOW, Florida,
I will sell to the highest and best
bidder for cash at THE EAST
CORRIDOR ON THE FIRST
FLOOR at the POLK County
Courthouse located at 255 N
Broadway Ave. in Bartow, Florida,
at 9:00 a.m. on the 10th day of
October 2005 the following de-
scribed property as set forth in
said Summary Final Judgment, to-
Wit:
LOT 14, BRIDGEWA-
TER CROSSING PHASE
1, ACCORDING TO THE
PLAT THEREOF AS RE-
CORDED IN PLAT
BOOK 103, PAGES 6-
9, PUBLIC RECORDS
OF POLK COUNTY,
FLORIDA.
All sales are to be held at the
east end of the east corridor,
first floor, of the Polk County
Courthouse located at 255
North Broadway Avenue, Bar-
tow, Florida. Please note that
the main entrance is located
on Church Street. No entry is
possible from Broadway Ave-
nue. In the event any tempo-
rary change is necessary, the
Clerk will post a "Notice of
Change" at the sale location
directing the bidders to the
temporary sale location.
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; it you are hearing or voice
impaired, call TDD (863) 534-7777
or Florida Relay Services 711.
Dated this 12th day of August,
2005.
RICHARD M. WEISS
Clerk of the Circuit Court
By: /s/ Tamika Joiner
Deputy Clerk
(CIRCUIT COURT SEAL)
Aug. 25, Sept. 1, 2005-2788


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IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
10TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF
FLORIDA, IN AND FOR POLK
COUNTY
HOMEAMERICAN CREDIT, INC.
D/B/A UPLAND MORTGAGE
-vs-
AUGUSTIN BAEZ, INDIVIDU-
ALLY AND AS SOLE HEIR AND
AS PERSONAL REPRESENTA-
TIVE OF THE ESTATE OF
ALICIA BURGOS, DECEASED;
CARMEN BAEZ; OSCEOLA
COUNTY; UNKNOWN PARTIES
IN POSSESSION #1 AS TO 2464
RUTH LANE; IF LIVING, AND ALL
UNKNOWN PARTIES CLAIMING
BY, THROUGH,, UNDER AND
AGAINST THE ABOVE NAMED
DEFENDANTS) WHO ARE NOT
KNOWN TO BE DEAD OR ALIVE,
WHETHER SAID UNKNOWN
PARTIES MAY CLAIM AN INTER-
EST AS SPOUSES, HEIRS, DE-
VISEES, GRANTEES, OR
OTHER CLAIMANTS,
DEFENDANTS.
NO. 05-CA-596
Division#: 11
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
in and for POLK County, Florida,
wherein HOMEAMERICAN
CREDIT, INC. D/B/A UPLAND
MORTGAGE, Plaintiff and
AUGUSTIN BAEZ, INDIVIDU-
ALLY AND AS SOLE HEIR AND
AS PERSONAL REPRESENTA-
TIVE OF THE ESTATE OF
ALICIA BURGOS, DECEASED
are defendantss, I will sell to the
highest and best bidder for cash,
AT THE EAST END OF THE
EAST CORRIDOR, FIRST
FLOOR, POLK COUNTY COURT-
HOUSE, 255 NORTH BROAD-
WAY AVENUE, BARTOW, FLOR-
IDA, AT 9:00 AM, MAIN EN-
TRANCE IS ON CHURCH
STREET, NO ENTRY AVAILABLE
ON BROADWAY AVE. at 9:00
a.m. October 7, 2005, the follow-
ing described property as set forth
in said Final Judgment, to-wit:
PARCEL ONE: LOT 45 THAT
PART OF TRACT 14 IN THE
SOUTHEAST QUARTER OF
SECTION 30, TOWNSHIP 26
SOUTH, RANGE 27 EAST,
POLK COUNTY, FLORIDA,
SHOWN ON THE PLAT OF
THE FLORIDA DEVELOP-
MENT COMPANY SUBDIVI-
SION, RECORDED IN PLAT
BOOK 3, PAGES 60
THROUGH 63 OF THE PUB-
LIC RECORDS OF .POLK
COUNTY, FLORIDA, DE-
SCRIBED AS: COMMENCE
AT THE SOUTHEAST COR-
NER OF THE NORTHWEST
QUARTER OF THE SOUTH-
EAST QUARTER OF SEC-
TION 30 AND RUN NORTH
00 DEGREES 02 MINUTES
57 SECONDS EAST 15.00
FEET TO THE NORTH
RIGHT OF WAY LINE OF
SAND HILL ROAD; THENCE
SOUTH 89 DEGREES 10
MINUTES 51 SECONDS
WEST ALONG SAID RIGHT
OF WAY LINE 389.55 FEET
TO THE POINT OF BEGIN-
NING; THENCE CONTINUE
SOUTH 89 'DEGREES 10
MINUTES 51 SECONDS
WEST, 112.62. FEET
THENCE NORTH 00 DE-
GREES 02 MINUTES 51
SECONDS EAST, 354.21
FEET; THENCE SOUTH 88
DEGREES 13 MINUTES 09
SECONDS EAST, 72.15
FEET; THENCE NORTH 00
DEGREES 02 MINUTES 51
SECONDS EAST, 13.50
FEET; THENCE NORTH 89
DEGREES 10 MINUTES 51
SECONDS EAST, 40.51
FEET; THENCE SOUTH 00
DEGREES 02 MINUTES 57
SECONDS WEST, 364.25
FEET TO THE POINT OF BE-
GINNING.
TOGETHER WITH PARCEL
TWO:
LOT 4, TIERRA DEL SOL,
UNIT II, FIRST ADDITION,
ACCORDING TO THE PLAT
THEREOF AS RECORDED IN
PLAT BOOK 4, PAGE 83, 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 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 10th
day of August, 2005.
RICHARD M. WEISS
CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT
COURT
POLK County, Florida
By: /s/ Tamika Joiner
Deputy Clerk
(Court Seal)
Aug. 18, 25, 2005-2708



PUBLIC NOTICE
Notice of Auction pursuant to F.S
713.78 will be held at Midway Auto
Salvage & Wrecker Service, 4410
S.R. 542 E., Lakeland, FL 33801
on September 21, 2005 at 8:30
a.m. in regards to vehicles:
87 MERCURY










August 25, 2005


The Polk County Democrat


I


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
TIME PERIOD SET FORTH
ABOVE, ANY CLAIM FILED TWO
(2) YEARS OR MORE AFTER
THE DECEDENT'S DATE OF
DEATH IS BARRED.
The date of first publication of
this notice is August 18 2005,
Personal Representative:
ROY THOMAS
632 Houston Street
Lakeland, Florida 33813
Attorney for Personal. Repre-
sentative:
CONNIE C. DURRENCE
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, 2005-2732' .. .

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
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, 1-8Q0-955-8771 (TDD)
or 1-800-955-8770(V), via
Florida Relay Service.
Aug. 11,' 18, 25, Sept. 1,
200.5-2632

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, 405'2 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


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.
I 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, 2005-2713


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,

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: /s/ 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


8S


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-72916
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 FOR
POLK COUNTY, FLORIDA
PROBATE DIVISION
IN RE: ESTATE OF
VIRGINIA L. JACOBS
Deceased.
File No.
05CP-1908
NOTICE TO CREDITORS
The administration of the es-
tate of Virginia L. Jacobs,
deceased, whose date of death
was June 8th, '2005, and
whose Social Security Number
is 252-12-4987, is pending in
the Circuit Court for POLK
County, Florida, Probate Divi-
sion, the address of which is
Post "Office Box 9000,
Drawer C-4, Bartow,
Florida 33831-9000. The
names and addresses of the
personal representative and the
personal representative's attor-
ney are set forth below.
All creditors of.the decedent
and other persons having claims
Sor demands against decedent's
estate, on whom a copy of this no-
tice Is served must file their claims
with this Court WITHIN THE
LATER OF 3 MONTHS AFTER
THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF
THIS NOTICE OR 30 DAYS AF-
TER THE DATE OF SERVICE OF
A COPY OF THIS NOTICE ON
THEM.
All other creditors of the dece-
dent and persons having claims or
demands against the decedent's
estate must file their claims with
this court WITHIN THREE
MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF
THE FIRST, PUBLICATION OF
THIS NOTICE.
ALL CLAIMS NOT SO FILED
WILL BE FOREVER BARRED.
NOTWITHSTANDING THE
TIME. PERIQD SET FORTH
ABOVE, ANY CLAIM FILED TWO
(2) YEARS OR MORE AFTER
THE DECEDENT'S DATE OF
DEATH IS BARRED.
The date of the first publication
of this Notice is Thursday Auaust
25.2005.
Personal Representative:
JEANIE BROWN
5924 Old Eagle Lake Road
Winter Haven, FL 33880
R.B. (RUSSELL) JACOBS
116 1st St. East
Wahneta, FL 33880
BETTY E. KEMP
Post Office Box 1103
Winter Haven, FL 33882
LAW OFFICES OF J. KELLY
KENNEDY
Attorneys for PersonalrRepresen-
tative
198 1ST ST S
WINTER HAVEN, FL 33880-3004
Telephone: (863) 294-1114
Florida Bar No. 0375871
Aug. 25, Sept. 1, 2005-2796



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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, 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, 2005-2734


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-

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-
this proceeding, you are entitled
at no cost to you, to the provI-
sion of certain assistance.
Please contact the Office of the
Court Administrator, (863) 534-
4690, within two (2) working
days of your receipt of this no-
tice; if you are hearing or voice
impaired, call TDD (863) 534-
7777 or Florida Relay Services
WITNESS my hand and the
seal of this Court on this 91b day of
Augt, 2005.
RICHARID M. WEISS,
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 FQLLOW-
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


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.: 200SCA-002909
SECTION: 11
NOTICE OFF FORFEITURE
PROCEEDINGS
Jeremy Benion
301 Cutrone Road
Winter Haven, Florida
33880
AND ALL OTHER PER-
SONS who claim an interest in
the above-captibned property:
Grady Judd, as Sher-
iff of Polk County, Florida, ("
Polk County Sheriff's Office"),
gives notice of' forfeiture pro-
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 Auaust, 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


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


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 receiptof 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: /s/ 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 nTmes 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' DIECEDENTS 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 &


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


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-
1 6748
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


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 Kelly
Unit 38 Latosha Lowe
Unit 48 Frank Town
Unit 62 Dallas Moses, Sr.
Aug. 11, 18, 25, 2005-2656


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
Aubumdale, 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 attomey 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 of 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
Auburndale, 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



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; arid 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


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 Auoust 10 2005
RICHARD M. WEISS
As Clerk of the Court
By: /s/ Tamika Joiner
As Deputy Clerk
(Seal)
Aug. 18, 25, 2005-2707


5B


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
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-
tor, 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: /s/ Shirley Deschamps
Deputy Clerk
(Court Seal)
Aug. 18, 25, 2005-2729


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 .i! 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-


and correct copy of the forego-
ing was furnished to the ad-
dressee(s) herein this 9th day
of AugL t, ,or-t 0'j.
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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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,
Defendant(s).
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
name 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.
If you are a person with disabilities
who needs any accommodation in
order to participate in this pro-
ceeding, you are entitled at no
cost to you, to the provision of cer-
tain assistance. Please contact the
Office of the Court Administrator,
(863) 534-4690, within two (2)
working days of your receipt of this
notice; if you are hearing or voice
impaired, call TDD (863) 534-7777
or Florida Relay Services 711.
Dated at Polk County this 16th
day of Augut. 2005.
RICHARD M. WEISS
CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT
By /s/ Teresa Nelson
Deputy Clerk
(Seal)
Aug. 18, 25, 2005-2728



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-001 106
SECTION: 11
AMENDED NOTICE OF
FORFEITURE PROCFED-

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-
spribed 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, 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 3, 2005.
CERTIFICATE OF SERVICE
I HEREBY CERTIFY that a true


932.701.707, Florida Statutes,
in regard to: TWO THOU-
SAND EIGHT 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
Auq. 18, 25, 2005-2711










The Polk County Democrat


August 25, 2005


POLK COUNTY
BOARD OF COUNTY
COMMISSIONERS
POLK COUNTY, a political sub-
division of the State of Florida,
Petitioner,
vs.
DAVID WILLIAM ELLIS AND ES-
TELLE ELLIS,
Respondent(s)J
COMPLAINT NO,
CE 05-2481 NT DM
NOTICE OF DEMOLITION
TO: DAVID WILLIAM EL-
LIS, whose last known
address was 516 EDGE-
WATER DRIVE, LAKE
WALES, FL 33853-3304,
ESTELLE ELLIS, whose
last known address was
516 EDGEWATER DRIVE,
LAKE WALES, FL 33853-
3304, QUINCE A. CAN-
NON, MORTGAGEE,
whose last known ad-
dress was 1254 LAKE,
DEESON PLACE, LAKE-
LAND, FL 33805, IMO-
GENE K. CANNON, MORT-
GAGEE, whose last'
known address was
1254 LAKE DEESON,
PLACE, LAKELAND, FL
33805 and any successors in
Interest to the below described
property
RE: Structure(s) being situ-
ated on a parcel described as:
THE SOUTH 1/2 OF LOT 9; ALL
OF LOTS 10, 11, 12, 13 AND
14, LYING NORTH OF STATE
ROAD 60; AND ALL OF LOT 75;
ALL LYING IN BLOCK I OF THE
INTER-URBAN PARK, UNIT 3,
ACCORDING TO THE PLAT
THEREOF AS RECORDED AS RE-
CORDED IN PLAT BOOK 22,
PAGE 13, 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
substantially repair the dilapidated
Sstructure(s) 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 26th 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. 25, 29, 2005-2801FR


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 BANK, INC. f/k/a NOR-
WEST MORTGAGE, INC.,
Plaintiff,
v.
LATANYA V. CLAYTON; ___
UNKNOWN SPOUSE LA TANYA
V. CLAYTON; and all unknown
parties claiming by, through, under
or against the above named De-
fendants, who are not known to be
dead or alive, whether said un-
known parties claim as heirs, devi-
* sees, grantees, assignees, lienors,
creditors, trustees, spouses, or
other claimants; TENANT #1
and/or TENANT #2, the parties in-
tended to account for the person
or persons in possession; FORD
MOTOR CREDIT COMPANY;
THE HOME DEPOT; U.S. BANK
NATIONAL ASSOCIATION ND,
Defendants.
CASE NO.
2005CA-000366-0000-00 Divi-
sion 8
NOTICE OF SALE
Notice is hereby given that, pur-
suant to the Summary Final Judg-
ment of Foreclosure entered on
April 6, 2005, and the Order Re-
scheduling Foreclosure Sale en-
tered on August 9, 2005, in this
cause, in the Circuit Court of
POLK County, Florida, described
as:
LOT 26, BLOCK "A", COM-
BEE ACRES, ACCORDING
TO THE PLAT THEREOF AS
RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK
42, PAGE 31, PUBLIC RE-
CORDS OF POLK COUNTY,
FLORIDA.
a/k/a 1404 Long St., Lakeland,
FL 33801
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 North Broadway Ave-
nue, (Please note that the main
entrance is located on Church
Street. No entry is possible from
Broadway Avenue. In the event
any temporary change of location
is necessary, the Clerk will post a"
Notice of Change" at the sale loca-
tion directing the bidders to the
temporary sale location.), Bartow,
Florida, at 9:00 o'clock a.m., on
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.
Dated at Bartow, Florida this
1 2th day of August, 2005.
Richard M. Weiss
Clerk of the Circuit Court
By: /s/ Yvette Johnson
Deputy Clerk
(Seal)
Aug. 25, Sept. 1, 2005-2789




IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF
FLORIDA, IN AND FOR POLK
COUNTY
GENERAL JURISDICTION DIVI-
SION
CHASE HOME FINANCE, LLC,
SUCCESSOR BY MERGER TO
CHASE MANHATTAN MORT-
GAGE CORPORATION,
Plaintiff,
vs.
WAYMON R. HUMPHRIES, et al.,
Defendant (s).
CASE NO.
53-2005-CA-003058-0000-WH-
Sec. 08
NOTICE OF ACTION
TO: MAAS BROTHERS, INC.
Residence Unknown
YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an ac-
tion for Foreclosure of Mortgage
on the following described prop-
erty:
Lots 8 and 9, in Block 1, of
Lake Park Addition to Haines
City, Florida, as shown by map
or plat thereof recorded in the
Office of the Clerk of the Cir -
cuit Court in and for Polk
County, Florida, in Plat Book
1, at Page'100..
a/k/a 131 Peninsular Avenue,
SHaines City, Florida 33844.
has been filed against you. and
you are required 1o serve a,copy
of your written defenses. if any io
it, on Stuart H. Gniliz. Attorney for
Plaintiff, whose address is 9830
S.W. 77th Avenue, Second Floor,
Miami, Florida 33156, on or before
September 21 2005 a date which
is within thirty (30) days after the
first publication of this Notice in
the POLK COUNTY DEMOCRAT
and file ine original wilh Ihe 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.
.WITNESS my hand and the
seal of this Court this 17th day of
August, 2005.
RICHARD M. WEISS
As Clerk of the Court
By: /s/ Alice Fowler
As Deputy Clerk, '
(Court Seal)
Aug. 25, Sept. 1, 2005-2795


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT IN AND
FOR POLK COUNTY, FLORIDA
MORTGAGE ELECTRONIC REG-
ISTRATION SYSTEMS, INC., AS
NOMINEE FOR JP MORGAN
CHASE BANK, AS TRUSTEE,
Plaintiff,
vs.
DANTE GULLOTTA; CASSAN-
DRA GULLOTTA; UNKNOWN
TENANT I; UNKNOWN TENANT
II; ASSOCIATION OF POINCIANA
VILLAGES, INC. A/K/A POINCI-
ANA HOMEOWNERS ASSOCIA-
TION, INC.; MORTGAGE ELEC-
TRONIC REGISTRATION SYS-
TEMS, INC., AS NOMINEE FOR
SECURED FUNDING CORPORA-
TION, and any unknown heirs, de-
visees, grantees, creditors, and
other unknown persons or un-
known spouses claiming by,
through and under any of the
above-named Defendants,
Defendants.
/
CASE NO.:
53-2005-CA-2897-WH-08
NOTICE OF ACTION
TO:
CASSANDRA GULLOTTA
1901 SNAPPER DRIVE
KISSIMMEE, FL 34759
LAST KNOWN ADDRESS
STATED, CURRENT RESI-
DENCE UNKNOWN
And any unknown heirs, devi-
sees, .grantees, creditors and
other unknown persons or un-
known spouses claiming by,
through and under the above-
named Defendant(s), if de-
ceased or whose last known
addresses are unknown.,
YOU ARE HEREBY NOTIFIED
that an action to foreclose Mort-
gage covering the following real
and personal property described
as follows, to-wit:
Lot 6, Block 1056, POINCI-
ANA NEIGHBORHOOD 4
VILLAGE 7, according to the
Plat thereof, as recorded in
Plat Book 53, Page 4
through 18, 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 Shawn L. Demers,
Butler & Hosch, P.A., 3185
South Conway Road, Suite E,
Orlando, Florida 32812 and file
the original with the Clerk of the
above-styled Court on or before
30 days from the 'first publica-
tion, otherwise a Judgment may
be entered against you for the
relief demanded in the Com-
plaint.
WITNESS my hand and seal of
said Court on the 19th day of
August. 2005.
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.
Richard M. Weiss
.CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT
COURT
BY: /s/ Teresa Nelson
Deputy Clerk
(Court Seal)
Aug. 25, Sept. 1, 2005-2794



POLK COUNTY
BOARD OF COUNTY
COMMISSIONERS
POLK COUNTY, a political sub-
division of the State of Florida,
Petitioner,
Ve.
AZIERUE PHILLIPS AND JO
ANN MEADOWS,
Respondent(s)J
COMPLAINT NO.
CE 05-2026 NT DM
NOTICE OF DEMOLITION
TO: AZIERUE PHILLIPS,
whose last known ad-
dress was 108 CARTERS
ROAD., WEST,, WINTER
HAVEN, FL 33880-6073,
JO ANN MEADOWS,
whose last known ad-
dress was, 1 32 7TH
STREET, WEST, WINTER
HAVEN, FL 33880 and any
successors in Interest to the be-
low described property
RE: Structure(s), being situ-
ated on a parcel described as:
THE LAST 120 FEET OF THE
WEST 240 FEET OF THE NORTH
1/2 OF THE EAST 1/2 OF THE
SOUTH 1/2 OF THE NORTH 1/2
OF THE NORTH 1/2 OF THE
SOUTHEAST 1/4 OF THE
NORTHEAST 7/4, LESS ROAD
RIGHT-OF-WAY AND THE EAST
365 FEET OF THE WEST 485
FEET OF THE SOUTH 1/2 OF
THE EAST 1/2 OF THE SOUTH
1/2 OF THE NORTH 1/2 OF
THE NORTH 1/2 OF THE
SSOUTHEAST 1/4 OF THE
NORTHEAST 1/4, LESS MAIN-
TAINED RIGHT-OF-WAY, ALL
LYING AND BEING IN SECTION
'20; TOWNSHIP 29 SOUTH,
RANGE 26 EAST, ;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 pr demolish struc-
tures other than mobile
homes, you must first
obtain a building or


pubil"


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 16th day of August.,
2005.
-RICHARD M. WEISS
Clerk of the Circuit Court
By: /s/ Tamika Joiner
Deputy Clerk
CIRCUITI "' i'iRT SEAL)
Aug 25 Ser'i i, 2005-2783


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 wthnthe 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' Nhich 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 26th 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. 25, 29, 2005-2802FR


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT
OF THE 10th JUDICIAL
CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR
POLK COUNTY, FLORIDA
GENERAL JURISDICTION
DIVISION
MORTGAGE ELECTRONIC REG-
ISTRATION SYSTEMS, INC.,
PLAINTIFF
VS.
CHRISTOPHER J. KESSLER, IF
LIVING, AND IF DEAD, THE UN-
KNOWN SPOUSE, HEIRS, DEVI-
SEES, GRANTEES, ASSIGNEES,
LIENORS, CREDITORS, TRUS-
TEES AND ALL OTHER PARTIES
CLAIMING AN INTEREST BY,
THROUGH, UNDER OR
AGAINST CHRISTOPHER J.
KESSLER; UNKNOWN SPOUSE
OF CHRISTOPHER J. KESSLER,
IF ANY; JOHN DOE AND JANE
DOE AS UNKNOWN TENANTS
IN POSSESSION
DEFENDANTS)
CASE NO:
05-CA-1806
NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE
SALE
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN
pursuant to a Summary Einal
Judgment of Foreclosure dated
Augaust 12, 2005 entered in Civil
Case No. 05-CA-1806 of the Cir-
cuit Court of the 10TH Judicial Cir-'
cult in and for POLK County, BAR-
TOW, Florida, I will sell to the
highest and best bidder for cash at
THE EAST CORRIDOR ON THE
FIRST FLOOR at the POLK
County Courthouse located at 255
N Broadway Ave. in Bartow, Flor-
ida, at 9:00 a.m. on the 16th day
of Septemb2r, 2005 the following
described property as set forth in
said Summary Final Judgment, to-
wit:
LOT 2 OF RESUBDIVI-
SION OF LOT 9 OF
BLOCK 2 OF COUNTRY
CLUB ESTATES, LAKE-
LAND, FLORIDA, AC-
CORDING TO THE
PLAT THEREOF AS RE-
CORDED IN. PLAT
BOOK 10, PAGE 31,
PUBLIC RECORDS OF
POLK COUNTY, FLOR-
IDA.
All sales are to be held at the
east end of the east corridor,
first floor, of the Polk County
Courthouse located at 255
North Broadway Avenue, Bar-
tow, Florida. Please note that
the main' entrance is located
on Church Street. No entry is
possible from Broadway Ave-
nue. In the event any tempo-
rary change is necessary, the.
Clerk will post a, "Notice of
Change" at the sale location
directing the bidders to the


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 16th day of
Auqust'. 2005.
RICHARD M. WEISS
As Clerk, Circuit Court
By: /s5LTarnikaJni _r
As Deputy Clerk
(Seal)
Aug. 25, Sept. 1, 2005-2787


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR
POLK COUNTY, FLORIDA
PROBATE DIVISION
IN RE: ESTATE OF
WALTER J. BOG-
DZIEWICZ,
Deceased.
File No.
2005-CP-000118
Division Probate
NOTICE TO CREDITORS
The administration of the es-
tate of WALTER J. BOG-
DZIEWICZ, deceased, whose
date of death was Janutary
13th, 2005, and whose So-
cial Security Number is 028-
12-2448, is pending in the Cir-
cuit Court for Polk County,
Florida, Probate Division; the ad-
dress 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 at-
torney are set forth below.
All creditors of the decedent
and other persons having claims
or demands against decedent's
estate on whom a copy of this no-
tice has been served must file
their claims with this court WITHIN
THE LATER OF 3 MONTHS AF-
TER THE DATE OF THE FIRST
PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE
OR 30 DAYS AFTER THE DATE
OF SERVICE OF A COPY OF
THIS NOTICE ON THEM.
All other creditors of the dece-
dent and other persons having
claims or demands against.dece-
dent's estate must file their claims
with this court WITHIN 3 MONTHS
AFTER THE. DATE OF THE
FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS
NOTICE.
ALL CLAIMS NOT SO FILED
WILL BE FOREVER BARRED.
NOTWITHSTANDING THE
TIME PERIODS SET FORTH
ABOVE, ANY CLAIM FILED TWO
(2) YEARS OR MORE AFTER
THE DECEDENT'S DATE OF
DEATH IS BARRED.
The date of first publication of
this notice is Auqust 25, 2005
Personal Representative:
NICHOLAS J. TROIANO
317 South Tennessee
Avenue
Lakeland, FL 33801
TROIANO & ROBERTS, P.A.
Attorneys for Personal Represen-
tative
317 SOUTH TENNESSEE AVE-
NUE
LAKELAND, FL 33801-4617
Telephone: (863) 686-7136
Florida Bar No. 0847542
Aug. 25, Sept. 1, 2005-2804 .

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN
AND FOR POLK COUNTY,
FLORIDA
PROBATE DIVISION
IN RE: WILLIAM R. THORTON,
Deceased

PROBATE NO. 03CP-0676
NOTICE
TO: RUSSELL CHRISTOPHER
THORTON ,
Addresses Unknown
Please take notice that there
has been deposited with the un-
dersigned by
STEPHEN K. THORNTON, PER-
SONAL REPRESENTATIVE
the total sum of $1,632.32, rep-
resenting proportioned interest
in said estate of the above
named person, which funds, if
not claimed by the owner, will
upon or immediately after
March 8, 2006, be transmitted to
the Comptroller of Florida in ac-
cordance with Section 733.816,
-Florida Statues, after deducting
costs of the publication of this
notice and Clerk's fee.
DATED this 22nd day of August,
2005, at Bartow, Polk County,
Florida.
Richard Weiss
Clerk of the Circuit Court
By: Marilyn S. Wise
Aug. 25, Sept. 1, 2005-2800

IN THE COUNTY COURT FOR
THE 10TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN
AND FOR POLK COUNTY,
FLORIDA
JOHN MURNANE and ANGELA
MURNANE,,
Plaintiffs,
vs.
MIGUEL'VASQUEZ and WENDY
VASQUEZ,
Defendants.
CASE NO.
53-2005-CA-1287-0000
NOTICE OF SALE
PURSUANT TO CHAPTER 45
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN
pursuant to the Amended Final
Judgment dated Auaust 11 2005.
and entered in Case'NO. 53-2005-
CA-1287-0000 of the Circuit Court
of the Tenth Judicial Circuit in and
for Polk County, Florida, in which
the Plaintiffs are JOHN MUR-
NANE and ANGELA MURNANE,
will sell to the highest and best
bidder for cash at the East end of
the East corridor, first floor, Polk
County Courthouse, 255 N. Broad-
way Avenue, Bartow, Florida at
Polk County, Florida, at 9.00 a.m.
on the 15th day of t.epemer,.
2005, the following described
property as set forth in the order of
Final Judgment:
LOT 82, ESTATES OF LAKE
ST. CHARLES SUBDIVISION,
ACCORDING TO THE PLAT
THEREOF, RECORDED. IN
PLAT BOOK 124, PAGES 5
THROUGH 6, OF THE PUBLIC
RECORDS OF POLK COUNTY,
FLORIDA.
and has a street address of:
561 Lake Charles Drive,
Davenport, Florida 33837
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-


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF
FLORIDA, IN AND FOR POLK
COUNTY
GENERAL JURISDICTION DIVI-
SION
CHASE HOME FINANCE, LLC,
SUCCESSOR BY MERGER TO
CHASE MANHATTAN 'MORT-
GAGE CORPORATION,
Plaintiff,
vs.
LARRY KEARSE, et al.,
Defendant (s).
CASE NO.
53-2005-CA-001958-0000-WH-
Div 08
NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE
SALE
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN
pursuant to a Final Judgment of
Foreclosure dated August 10.
2005, and entered in CASE NO.
53-2005-CA-001958-0000-WH-
Div 08, of the Circuit Court of the
TENTH Judicial Circuit in andfor
POLK County, Florida, wherein
CHASE HOME FINANCE, LLC,
SUCCESSOR BY MERGER TO
CHASE MANHATTAN MORT-
GAGE CORPORATION, is Plaintiff
and LARRY KEARSE, et al., are
Defendants, I will sell to the high-
est and best bidder for cash in the
East Corridor, First Floor, Polk
County Courthouse, 255 North
Broadway, Bartow, in Bartow,
POLK County, Florida, 9:00 AM
o'clock on the 10th day of Octo-
ber, 2005, the following described
property as set forth in said Final.
Judgment, to wit:
LOT 18, BLOCK. 19, MAP OF
DAVENPORT, ACCORDING
TO THE PLAT THEREOF RE-
CORDED IN PLAT BOOK 3,
PAGE 58, OF THE PUBLIC
RECORDS OF POLK
COUNTY, FLORIDA.
a/k/a 118 E Palm Street, Dav-
enport, Florida 33837.
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 p6s-
sible from Broadway Avenue. In
the event any temporary change is
necessary, the Clerk will post a "
Notice of Change" at the sale lo-
cation directing the bidders to the
temporary sale location. '
If you are a person with disabilities
who needs any accommodation in
order to participate in this pro-
ceeding, you are entitled at no
cost to you, to the provision of cer-
tain assistance. Please contact the
Office of the Court Administrator,
(863) 534-4690, within two (2)
working days of your receipt of this
notice; if you are hearing or voice
impaired, call TDD (863) 534-7777
or Florida Relay Services 711.
DATED this 12th day of
Auqust, 2005.
RICHARD M. WEISS
As Clerk of said Court
By /s/ Tamika Joiner
As Deputy Clerk
(Seal) ,
Aug. 25, Sept. 1, 2005-2790


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR
POLK COUNTY, FLORIDA
RANDOLPH W. BROOKS and
PATSY JO BROOKS
Plaintiffs
vs.
CARRON LOUISE PARKER, MI-
CHAEL PARKER and THE HEIRS
AT LAW OF THELMA M.
BROOKS
Defendants.
CASE NO.
53-2005-CA-003016-0000-WH
SUMMONS
STATE OF FLORIDA
To all and singular the sheriffs
of the State:
YOU ARE HEREBY COM-
MANDED to serve the summons
and a copy of the complaint or pe-
tition in this action on the defen-
dant, THE HEIRS AT LAW OF
THELMA M. BROOKS, by publica-
tion.
Each defendant is hereby required
to serve written defenses to said
complaint or petition on I. WES-
TON WHEELER, ESQUIRE,
Plaintiff's attorney, whose address
is P.O. Box .1396, Winter Haven,
FL 33882-1396, within 20 days af-
ter service of this summons on
that defendant, exclusive of the
day of service, and to file the origi-
nal of said written defenses with
the Clerk of the Court either before
service of plaintiff's attorney, or
immediately thereafter. If a defen-
dant fails to do so, a default will be
entered against the defendant for
the relief demanded in the com-
plaint or petition.
WITNESS my hand and official
seal of this Court on the 12th day
of August, 2005.
RICHARD M. WEISS
As Clerk of the Court
by Betty S. Norrell
as Deputy Clerk
(COURT SEAL)
Aug. 25, Sept. 1, 8, 15, 2005-2791



The following vehicles will be
Sold at Public Auction on
09/12/05 for unpaid towing
and storage charges.
1986 Chevrolet Monte Carlo
VIN# 1G1GZ37Z8GR100274
Public Auction will be held at
261 5 Lakeland Hills Blvd. Lake-
land, FL at 12:00 p.m. All bids
must be paid in full CASH
ONLY.
Aug.. 25, 2005-2803


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
10TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF
FLORIDA IN AND FOR POLK
COUNTY, GENERAL JURISDIC-
TION DIVISION
'Wells Fargo Bank, N.A., as Trus-
tee for Mesa Trust 2001-5 Asset
Backed Certificates Series 2001-5,
PLAINTIFF.
vs.
Sidney A. Bedgood, et al.,
DEFENDANTS.
No. 2005-CA-1791 DIV 08
NOTICE OF
FORECLOSURE SALE
Notice is hereby given that, pur-
suant to that Final Judgment of
Foreclosure dated June 24 2005
and entered in civil case number
2005-CA-1791 DIV 08, of the Cir-
cuit Court of the 10th Judicial Cir-
cuit in and for Polk County, Flor-
ida, wherein WELLS FARGO
BANK, N.A., AS TRUSTEE FOR
MESA TRUST 2001-5 ASSET
BACKED CERTIFICATES SE-
RIES 2001-5, is Plaintiff and Sid-
ney A. Bedgood; Polk County, a
political subdivision of the State of
Florida; State of Florida, Depart-
ment of Revenue; Unknown per-
son(s) in possession of the subject
real property, #1 n/k/a Suzanne
Campbell, is/are, Defendant(s), I
will sell to the highest and best
bidder for cash East Corridor, First
Floor, 255 North Broadway Ave-
nue, Polk County, Florida, at 9:
00am on the 9th day of Septem-
ber. 2005, the following described
property as set forth in said Final
Judgment, to wit:
THE EAST 1 50 FEET OF THE
FOLLOWING: BEGIN AT THE
POINT OF INTERSECTION OFw
THE EAST LINE OF THE OLD
BARTOW-LAKE WALES
HIGHWAY AND THE NORTH
LINE OF THE SW 1/4 OF
THE NE 1/4 OF SECTION
33, TOWNSHIP 29 SOUTH,
RANGE 26 EAST, RUN EAST
ALONG SAID NORTH LINE
OF SW 1/4 OF THE NE 1/4
A DISTANCE OF 300 FEET;
THENCE RUN SOUTH A DIS-
TANCE OF 100 FEET,
THENCE WEST PARALLEL
TO THE AFORESAID NORTH
LINE OF SW 1/4 OF THE NE
1/4 A DISTANCE OF 300
FEET, MORE OR LESS, TO
THE EAST RIGHT OF WAY
LINE OF THE OLD BARTOW-
LAKE WALES HIGHWAY,
THENCE RUN NORTH ALONG
SAID EAST RIGHT OF WAY
LINE A DISTANCE OF 100
FEET, MORE OR LESS, TO
THE POINT OF BEGINNING.
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 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, tie 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 the 30th day of June,
2005.
RICHARD M. WEISS
Clerk of Circuit Court
By: /s/ Yvette Johnson
Deputy Clerk
(Court Seal)
Aug. 25, Sept. 1, 2005-2781



PUBLIC NOTICE
The Polk County Workforce De-
velopment Board, Inc. (Polk
Works) is soliciting applications
from interested employers for em-
ployer-based customized train-
ing- both new hire training and
employed worker training. Polk
Works is also offering on-site GED
training at employers' sites as
well as incorporated community
action organizations and faith
based organizations.
Employers should please con-
tact Marsha Leap at
mleap@cfdc.org or at 863.534.
2529 for employer-based organi-
zations should please contact
Mark Thomas at markthomas@
polkworks.org orat 863.519.0100
x 119 for GED training.
August 25, 2005-2815



Get a

"Cool Edge" _

on the 9,
competition.
Sell it in the
classified


Webb's Towing &
Recovery Service
2005 Highway 92 East
Lakeland, Florida 33801
863/687-0304
FAX/688-0926
PUBLIC AUCTION NOTICE
September 15, 2005.9:00 am
1990 Dodge Caravan VIN# 2B7FK11K9LR716240
1996 Volkswagon Jetta VIN# 3VWSA81H9TM015314
1989 Lincoln Towncar VIN# 1LNBM82FOKY611739
1981 Cadillac Fleetwood VIN# 1G6AB69N7B9198058
1987 Chevrolet Impala VIN# 1G1BN51Z5HX146877
1986 Chevrolet Astro van VIN# 1G8DM15Z6GB220299
1989 Chevrolet S-10 Blazer VIN# 1GNCT18Z3K8141735
1989 Ford F-150 VIN# 1FTEX14Y9KKB77998
1994 Plymouth Voyager VIN# 2P4FH2534RR732292
1999 Mitsubishi Eclipse VIN# 4A3AX55F8XE066056
1989 Ford Mustang VIN# 1FABP42EXKF144262
2000 Nissan Frontier VIN# IN6DD26S3YC316803
1995 Saturn SL2 VIN# 1G8ZK5270SZ114470
1989 Cadillac Fleetwood VIN# IG6CB5153K4284589
1991 Chevrolet Caprice VIN# IGIBL53EXMW174996
2000 Ford Focus VIN# IFAFP3431YW298486
1994 Nissan Altima VIN# 1N4BU31D2RC242211
Aug. 25, 2005-2797


as amended, intends to register
with the Secretary of State of Flor-
ida, the Fictitious Name of: LPF
INTERIORS
under which the undersigned is
engaged or will engage in busi-
ness at: 58 LAKE MORTON
DRIVE
in the City of Lakeland Florida
33801-5344.
That the party/parties interested in
said business enterprise is/are as
follows: EDWARD G LUNZ A.
DANIEL FOWLER & VICTOR M
PREBOR
Aug. 25, 2005-2809


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NOTICE OF
PUBLIC MEETING
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN
that THE SCHOOL BOARD OF
POLK COUNTY, FLORIDA, an-
nounces a public meeting to which
all persons are invited.
DATE AND TIME:
August 30, 2005 at 1:00 p.m.
PURPOSE: School board
training session on the use of
E-Agenda.
DATE AND TIME:
September 20, 2005 at 1:00
p.m.
PURPOSE: School board
training session on School Im-
provement Plans.
PLACE: Superintendent's
Conference Room at The
School Board of Polk County,
Florida, at 1915 Floral Avenue,
Bartow, Florida 33830
A copy of these agendas may
be obtained by writing to Joanne
Clanton in the Superintendent's
Office at The School Board of Polk
County, P.O. Box 391, Bartow, FL
33831 or by calling 863-534-0521.
Pursuant to the provisions of
the Americans with Disabilities
Act, any person requiring special
accommodations to participate in
this meeting is asked to advise the
agency at least 48 hours before
the meeting by contacting Patricia
Hunter at 863-534-0513. If you are
hearing or speech impaired,
please contact the agency by call-
ing Florida Relay Service at 1-800-
955-8771.
Dated: August 24, 2005.
THE SCHOOL BOARD OF
POLK COUNTY, FLORIDA
By Kay Fields, Board Chair
Attest Gail F., McKinzie,
Secretary
(Seal)
Aug. 25, 2005-2807



IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN
AND FOR POLK COUNTY,
FLORIDA
PROBATE DIVISION
IN RE: ESTATE OF
BARBARA MILLS
Deceased.
File No.
05CP-1549
NOTICE OF ADMINISTRA-
TION
The administration of the estate
of BARBARA MILLS, de-
ceased, File Number 05CP-1549
is pending in the Circuit Court for
Polk County, Florida, the address
of which is Clerk of the Circuit
Court, Post Office Box 9000,
Drawer-4, Bartow, Florida 33831.
The names and addresses of the
personal representative and the
personal representative's attorney
are set forth below.
ALL INTERESTED PERSONS
ARE NOTIFIED THAT:
All persons on whom this notice
is served who have objections that
challenge the validity of the will,
the qualifications of the personal
representative, venue, or jurisdic-
tion of this Court are required to
file their objections with this Court
WITHIN THE LATER OF THREE
MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF
THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF
THIS NOTICE OR THIRTY DAYS
AFTER THE DATE OF SERVICE
OF A COPY OF THIS NOTICE
ON THEM.
All creditors of the decedent
and other persons having claims
or demands against decedent's
estate on whom a copy of this no-
tice must file their claims with. this
Court WITHIN THE LATER OF
THREE MONTHS AFTER THE
DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICA-
TION OF THIS NOTICE OR
THIRTY DAYS AFTER THE DATE
OF SERVICE OF A COPY OF
THIS NOTICE ON THEM.
All other creditors of the dece-
dent and persons having claims or
demands against the decedent's
estate must file their claims with
this court WITHIN THREE
MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF
THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF
THIS NOTICE.
ALL CLAIMS, DEMANDS AND
OBJECTIONS NOT SO FILED
WILL BE FOREVER BARRED.
Personal Representative:
MELODEE MILLS HERNDON
404 EUNCIE DRIVE
LAKELAND, FL 33803
Attorney for Personal Representa-
tive:
STEPHEN M. KNAPP, ESQUIRE
PO BOX 6422
LAKELAND, FL 33807-6422
TELEPHONE: (863) 644-5555
FL BAR NO. 0564184
Aug. 25, Sept. 1,2005-2812



PUBLIC NOTICE
Notice of Auction pursuant to F.S
713.78 will be held at Midway Auto
Salvage & Wrecker Service, 4410
S.R. 542 E., Lakeland, FL 33801
on September 10, 2005 at 8:30
a.m. in regards to vehicles:
97 DODGE
2B3HD46T9VH607544
94 MERCURY
3MARM10J1RR638829
92 MERCURY
3MAPM1482NR609297
94 LINCOLN
1LNLM91VXRY633938
94 FORD
KNJLT05H4R6140241
96 DODGE
1B4GF54R8TB365404
91 MAZDA
JM3LV522XM0329795
88 MERCURY
1MEPM36X7JK613097
Aug. 25, 2005-2792



Notice Under Fictitious Name
Act
Notice is hereby given that the un-
dersigned, pursuant to the provi-
sions of the Fictitious Name Act,
Section 865.09, Florida Statutes,


THIS NOTICE ON THEM.
ALL CLAIMS AND DEMANDS
NOT SO FILED WILL BE FOR-
EVER BARRED.
Personal Representative:
Jennifer A. Ward
6382 Dye Road
Akron, NY 14001
716.542.6030
Attorney for Personal Representa-
tive:
George E. Riedel, Jr., Esq.
Florida Bar # 167410
Lipsitz, Green, Fahringer, Roll,
Salisbury & Cambria, LLP
42 Delaware Avenue, Suite 300
Buffalo, NY 14202-3857
716.849.1333 ext. 324
1.800.870.8138 ext. 324
Attorney for Petitioner
Aug. 25, Sept. 1, 2005-2813


6B


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN
AND FOR POLK COUNTY,
FLORIDA
THE CHIRAMEL GROUP,
INC., a Florida corpora-
tion,
Plaintiff,
vs.
KAM KEUNG LEE and
CHUN CHU WOO, his
wife, PETER BIANCO, OX-
FORD FINANCE COMPA-
NIES, INC., a dissolved
corporation, and the several
and respective unknown as-
signs, successors in interest,
trustees or any other person
claiming by, through, under or
against any defendants 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 un-
der any of the above named or
described defendants or parties
or claiming to have any right,
title, or interest in and to the
lands hereafter described,
Defendants.
CASE NO:
53-2005CA-001905-0000-WH
NOTICE OF ACTION
TO: Kam Keung Lee
YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an
action to Foreclose a Mortgage on
the following property in Polk
County, Florida:
Lot 1 29, WOOD-
LANDS, according to
the map or plat
thereof as recorded
in Plat Book 87, at
Page 34, of the Pub-
lic Records of Polk
County, Florida.
has been filed against you and
you are required to serve a
copy of your written defenses,
if any, to it on ALBERT C. GAL-
LOWAY, JR., ALBERT C. GAL-
LOWAY, JR., P.A., whose ad-
dress is Post Office Box 3339,
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 cer-
tain assistance..Please contact the
Office of the Court Administrator,
(863) 534-4690, within two (2)
working days of your receipt of this
notice; if you are hearing or voice
impaired, call TDD (863) 534-7777
or Florida Relay Services 711.
WITNESS my hand and the
seal of this Court on August
22, 2005.
RICHARD M. WEISS
As Clerk of said Court
By: Is/Shirley Deschamps
As Deputy Clerk
(COURT SEAL)
Aug. 25, Sept. 1, 2005-2806



PUBLIC MEETING NOTICE
West Central Florida Metropolitan
Planning Organization Chairs Co-
ordinating Committee
Public Meeting Date: Thursday,
September 1st 6:00 p.m.
Location: FDOT Auditorium,
11201 N. McKinley Drive, Tampa,
FL 33612
Directions: From 1-275, take Exit
51-E Fowler Ave/582 E Towards
USF. Go 2.6 miles. Turn right onto
Malcolm McKinley Dr/FL-585A.
FDOT is .2 miles on the left.
Persons needing special accom-
modations to participate at this
meeting or who need transporta-
tion and qualify as transportation
disadvantage should contact Vir-
ginia Whittington at (407) 481-
5672 x 314, 48 hours in advance
of the scheduled meeting.
Aug. 25, 2005-2811




IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN
AND FOR POLK COUNTY,
FLORIDA
PROBATE DIVISION
IN RE: ESTATE OF
FRANCIS J. KELLY, JR.
Deceased.
File No.
05CP-1754
NOTICE OF CREDITORS
The administration of the estate
of FRANCIS J. KELLY, JR.,
deceased, File Number 05CP-
1754 is pending in the Circuit
Court for Polk County, Florida, the
address of which is Probate Divi-
sion, 255 N. Broadway, Bartow,
FL 33830. The names and ad-
dresses of the personal represen-
tative and the personal represen-
tative's attorney are set forth be-
low.
ALL INTERESTED PERSONS
ARE NOTIFIED THAT:
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
notice is 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 creditors of the decedent
and other persons having claims
or demands against decedent's
estate, including unmatured, con-
tingent or unliquidated claims,
must file their claims with this
Court WITHIN THE LATER OF
THREE MONTHS AFTER THE
DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICA-
TION OF THIS NOTICE OR
THIRTY DAYS AFTER THE DATE
OF SERVICE OF A COPY OF









August 25, 2005 The Polk County Democrat 7B


ii


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-OOQ
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 oli'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 8944'36"
East a distance of 119.00 for
a POINT OF BEGINNING;
thence continue along said
south existing right of way
line, North 8944'36" East a
distance of 56.00 feet to the
west existing right of way f
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 0314'46"
with a chord bearing South
8329'48" 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 its sworn
,Petition and its Declaration of
Taking in this Court against you
as defendants, seeking to con-
demn by eminent domain pro-
ceedings the above described
property located 'in the State
of Florida, County of Polk.
You are further notified that
the Petitioner will apply to the
Honorable John Laurent, one of
the Judges of this Court on the
3rd day of November, A.D.,
2005, at 9:00 o'clock AM., 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 8u, 8th
Floor, Blue Elevator, at the
Polk County Courthouse,
Bartow, Florida, at which
time an Order of Taking will
be entered if all parties are
in agreement or if no hear-
ing has been requested. All


parties are required to at-
tend the Pre-Order of Tak-
ing Case Managerhent 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 1 2th
day of August, 2005.
RICHARD M. WEISS
CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT
COURT
BY: /s/ ShirleV Deschamps
Deputy Clerk
(Seal)
Aug. 18, 25, 2005-2710

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT
OF THE 10TH JUDICIAL
CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR
POLK COUNTY, FLORIDA
CIVIL DIVISION
MORTGAGE ELECTRONIC REG-
ISTRATION SYSTEMS, INC. AS
NOMINEE FOR COUNTRYWIDE
HOME LOANS, INC.,
Plaintiff,
vs.
CLIFTON BLOUNT; UNKNOWN
SPOUSE OF CLIFTON BLOUNT;
JOHN DOE; JANE DOE AS UN-
KNOWN TENANTS) IN POS-
SESSION 'OF THE SUBJECT
PROPERTY, et al,
Defendants.
CASE NQ.:
53-2005-CA-0 0045
NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE
SALE
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN
pursuant to a Final Judgment of
Foreclosure dated the 15 -1 day of
August 2005, and entered in
Case No. 53-2005-CA-002045, of
the Circuit Court of the 10TH Judi-
cial Circuit in and for Polk County,
Florida, wherein MORTGAGE
ELECTRONIC REGISTRATION
SYSTEMS, INC. AS NOMINEE
FOR COUNTRYWIDE HOME
LOANS, INC. is the Plaintiff and
CLIFTON BLOUNT; UNKNOWN
SPOUSE OF CLIFTON BLOUNT;
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 19th
day of September P005 the fol-
lowing described property as set
forth in said Final Judgment, to
wit:
THE EAST 1/2 OF LOT 1, OF
THE RESUBDIVISION OF
LOT 43 AND THE WEST 1/2
OF LOT 2, OF RESUBDIVI-
SION OF LOT 44, BLOCK 4,
OF COUNTRY CLUB ES-
TATES, ACCORDING TO
THE PLAT THEREOF, RE-
CORDED PLAT BOOK 10,
PAGE 31, 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 16th day of Aug.al,
2005.
RICHARD M WEISS
Clerk Of The Circuit Court
By: LasLsmalka.ojiner
Deputy Clerk
(Seal)
Aug. 25, Sept. 1, 2005-2784


NOTICE OF CANCELLATION
OF PUBLIC MEETING
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN
that THE SCHOOL BOARD OF
POLK COUNTY, FLORIDA,. an-
nounces the cancellation of a pub-
lic hearing.
DATE AND TIME:
Tuesday, September 13, 2005
*Public Hearing- International
Baccalaureate Schools Zoning-
to begin no earlier than 6:00
p.m., during the regularly
scheduled meeting of The
School Board of Polk County,
Florida.
PURPOSE: To consider pro-
posed zoning for International
Baccalaureate schools.
For further information about
this meeting please contact Kay
Fields, Board Chair, for The
School Board of Polk County, Flor-
ida, at Post Office Box 391, Bur-
tow, Florida 33831, or 863-534-
0521.
PLACE: School Board Audi-
torium, 1915 South Floral Ave.,
Bartow, FL 33830
Dated: August 24, 2005.
THE SCHOOL BOARD OF
POLK COUNTY, FLORIDA
By Kay Fields, Board Chair
Attest Gail F. McKinzie,
Secretary
(Seal)
Aug. 25, 2005-2814


POLK COUNTY SHERIFF'S
OFFICE
BARTOW, FLORIDA
-NOTICE-
INVITATION TO BID
ITB# 2005-017 CORRECTIONAL
BEDDING
Notice is hereby given that the
Polk County Sheriff's Office will be
receiving sealed bids for the fol-
lowing:
ITBS# 2005-017 CORREC-
TIONAL BEDDING
All Pertinent Information, Bid In-
structions, Bid Dates, Specifica-
tions, and Bid Forms can be ob-
tained by contacting the Polk
County Sheriff's Office Toni Zills,
CPPB, Purchasing Agent, 3705
U.S. Highway 98 South, Building
#14, Lakeland, Florida 33813-
4269, phone (863) 413-2882 ext.
104.
Bids are to be submitted no later
than 2:00 pm on Thursday, Sep-
tember 8, 2005. Bids received af-
ter this time will not be considered.
Sheriff Grady Judd reserves the
right to accept or reject any and all
bids, to waive informalities in any
bid, and to accept the bid that is,
in his judgment, a responsible bid
in the best interest of the Polk
County Sheriff's Office.
RUSS WETHERINGTON,
CPPB, CPCM
Deputy Director, Central Serv-
ices Bureau
Aug. 25, 2005-2810


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR
POLK COUNTY, FLORIDA
PROBATE DIVISION
IN RE: THE ESTATE OF
FRED A. WILLIAMS
Deceased
CASE NUMBER
NOTICE TO CREDITORS
The administration of the estate
of Fred A. Williams, deceased,
whose date of death was April 9,
2005, is pending in the Circuit
Court for Polk County, Florida,
Probate Division, the address of
which is P.O. Box 9000, Bartow,
Florida 33831. The names and ad-
dresses of the personal represen-
tative and the personal represen-
tative's attorney are set forth be-
low.
All creditors of the decedent
and other persons having claims
or demands against decedent's
estate, on whom a copy of this no-
tice is served must file their claims
with this court WITHIN THE
LATER OF 3 MONTHS AFTER
THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUB-
LICATION OF THIS NOTICE OR
30 DAYS AFTER THE DATE OF
SERVICE.OF A COPY ON THEM.
All other creditors of the dece-
dent and other persons having
claims or demands against dece-
dent's estate, on whom a copy of
this notice is served must file their
claims with this court WITHIN 3
MONTHS AFTER THEDATE OF
THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF
THIS NOTICE.
ALL CLAIMS AND OBJEC-
TIONS NOT SO FILED WILL BE
FOREVER BARRED.
NOTWITHSTANDING THE
TIME ,PERIOD SET FORTH
ABOVE, ANY'CLAIM FILED TWO
(2) YEARS OR MORE AFTER
THE DECEDENT'S DATE OF
DEATH IS BARRED.'
The date of the first publlica-
tion of this Notice is August

Personal Representative:
Lynda Dillenbeck
2211 Ronald Reagan Park-
way
Davenport, Florida 33896
Attorney for Personal Representa-
tive:
Haynes E. Brinson
Attorney for Lynda Dillenbeck
Florida Bar No. 0663050 '
Brian Michael Marl, P.A.
104 North Church Street
Kissimmee, Florida 34741
Telephone: (407) 932-3933
Aug. 25, Sept. 1,2005-2808



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IN THE CIRCUIT COURT
OF THE 10TH JUDICIAL
CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR
POLK COUNTY, FLORIDA
CIVIL DIVISION
MORTGAGE ELECTRONIC REG-
ISTRATION SYSTEMS, INC.,
Plaintiff,
vs.
ROBERT D. HOLT, et al,
Defendants.
CASE NO.:
53-2005-CA-2200
SECTION 11
NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE
SALE
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN
pursuant to a Final Jud ment of
Foreclosure dated the 15Lh day of
Aucigust 2005, and entered in
Case No. 53-2005-CA-2200, of
the Circuit Court of the 10TH Judi-
cial Circuit in and for Polk County,
Florida, wherein MORTGAGE
ELECTRONIC REGISTRATION
SYSTEMS, INC. AS NOMINEE
FOR COUNTRY WIDE HOME
LOANS, INC. is ,e Plaintiff and
ROBERT D. HOLf; BOARD OF
COUNTY COMMISSIONERS OF
POLK COUNTY, FLORIDA;
FORD MOTOR CREDIT; POLK
COUNTY, FLORIDA; MISTY
HOLT, RICKY L. HOLT; JOHN
DOE; JANE DOE AS UNKNOWN
TENANTS) IN POSSESSION OF
THE SUBJECT PROPERTY are
defendants. I will sell to the high-
est and best bidder for cash at the
EAST END OF THE EAST COR-
RIDOR, 1ST FLOOR, POLK
COUNTY COURTHOUSE, 255 N
BROADWAY, BARTOW, FLOR-
IDA (ENTRY ON CHURCH
STREET), at the Polk County
Courthouse, in BARTOW, Florida,
at 9:00 a.m. on the 19lh day of
September 2005 the following
described property as set forth in
said Final Judgment, to wit:
Lot 4 in Block 10, Tier 3 and
the North 1/2 of the closed
street (Cypress Avenue), ly-
ing South of and adjacent to
said Lot 4, also described
as: Begin at the Northeast-
erly corner of Lot 4 and the
Southeasterly corner of Lot
1, in Tier 3, Block 10, Haskell
Subdivision, run thence 120
feet Southeasterly to the
Southwesterly corner of
said Lot 1, thence run at
right angles Southeasterly
along the Northeast/South-
west line of said Lot 4, a dis-
tance of 225 feet to the cen-
terline of a closed street (
Cypress Avenue), thence
Northeasterly and at right
angles to the Northwest/
Southeast line of said Lot 4,
to its intersection with First
Street; thence run North-
easterly along West right-
of-way line of First Street to
Point of Intersection with an
extension of the Northwest/
Southeast boundary line of
Lots 1 and 4; thence run
Northwesterly along said ex-
tension to the Point of Be-
ginning, as recorded in the
Public Records of Polk
County, Florida.
TOGETHER WITH that cer-
tain,2000 Sweetwater Mobile
Home serial number 5467.
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 maid 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 16th day of August,
2005.
RICHARD M WEISS
Clerk Of The Circuit Court
By: /s/Tamika Joiner
Deputy Clerk
(Seal)
Aug. 25, Sept. 1, 2005-2782


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NOTICE OF
PUBLIC MEETING
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN
that THE SCHOOL BOARD OF
POLK COUNTY, FLORIDA, an-
nounces a public meeting to which
all persons are invited.
DATE AND TIME:
October 11, 2005
*Work Session- 8:30 a.m.
*School Board Meeting- 1:30
p.m.
October 25, 2005
-Work Session- 8:30 a.m.
*School Board Meeting- 1:30
p.m.
PLACE: 1915 South Floral
Ave., Bartow, FL 33830
PURPOSE: To conduct
School Board business.
A copy of these agendas may
be obtained by writing to Joanne
Clanton in the Superintendent's
Office at The School Board of Polk
County, P.O. Box 391, Bartow, FL
33831 or by calling 863-534-0521.
Pursuant to the provisions of
the Americans with Disabilities
Act, any person requiring special
accommodations to participate in
this meeting is asked to advise the
agency at least 48 hours before
the meeting by contacting Patricia
Hunter at 863-534-0513. If you are
hearing or speech impaired,
please contact the agency by call-
ing Florida Relay Service at 1-800-
955-8771.
Dated: August 24, 2005.
THE SCHOOL BOARD OF
POLK COUNTY, FLORIDA
By Kay Fields, Board Chair
Attest Gail F. McKinzie,
Secretary
(Seal)
Aug. 25, 2005-2817

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NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that THE SCHOOL BOARD OF POLK
COUNTY, FLORIDA, announces a public hearing to which all persons
aiu invited.
DATE AND TIME:
Tuesday, September 27, 2005 to begin no earlier
than 2:00 p.m., during the regularly scheduled
meeting of The School Board of Polk County,
Florida.
PLACE: Auditorium at administrative offices of
The School Board of Polk County, Florida, at
1915 South Floral Avenue, Bartow, Florida
33830.
PURPOSE:
To consider changes to the Special Program and
Procedures Manual.
For further information about the Public Hearing, please contact Sher-
win Holmes, Director of Exceptional Student Education for The
School Board of Polk County, Florida, at Post Office Box 391, Bartow,
Florida 33831, or 863-534-0931.
To All Concerned Parties: If a party decides to appeal any decision
made at this hearing, it will be necessary for that party to have a record of
the proceeding and for such purposes shall need to insure that a verba-
tim record of the proceeding be made which record includes the testi-
mony and evidence upon which the appeal is to be based. The costs of
such record shall be borne by the party desiring the appeal.
A copy of the agenda may be obtained by writing to JoAnne Clanton in
the Superintendent's Office at The School Board of Polk County, P.O.
Box 391, Bartow, FL 33831 or by calling 863-534-0521.
Pursuant to the provisions of the Americans with Disabilities Act, any
person requiring special accommodations to participate in this meeting is
asked to advise the agency at least 48 hours before the meeting by con-
tacting Patricia Hunter at 863-534-0513. If you are hearing or speech im-
paired, please contact the agency by calling Florida Relay Service at 1-
800-955-8771.
Dated: August 24, 2005.
THE SCHOOL BOARD OF POLK COUNTY, FLORIDA
By Kay Fields, Board Chair
Attest Gail F. McKinzie, Secretary
(Seal)
Aug. 25, 2005-2819


UF Uses Gene To Prevent Blindness


University of Florida scien-
tists used a healthy human gene
to prevent blindness in mice
with a form of an incurable eye
disease that strikes boys.
Writing in the August issue of
"Molecular Therapy," scientists
from the UF Genetics Institute
describe how they successfully
used gene therapy in mice to
treat retinoschisis, a rare genetic
disorder that is passed from
mothers, who retain their sight,
to their sons.
"Currently there is no treat-
ment," said William Hauswirth,
Ph.D., the Rybaczki-Bullard pro-
fessor of ophthalmic molecular
genetics. "These children lose
their sight gradually, often with
devastating results. What hap-
pens is the retina actually begins
to split in the middle, causing
loss of central vision that's the
vision that you need to be able to
read or walk around."
Scientists say the gene trans-
fer method eventually could be
applied to many eye diseases
caused by single gene defects, in-
cluding a host of retinal disor-
ders.
Retinoschisis is usually first
detected in boys between 5 and
10 years of age when their vision
problems cause reading difficul-
ties. In a healthy eye, retinal
cells secrete a protein called reti-
noschisin, or RS1, which acts
like glue to connect the layers of
the retina.
Without it, the layers sepa-
rate and tiny cysts form, devas-
tating the vision and often lead-
ing to blindness in about 1 of
every 5,000 boys.
UF researchers injected a
healthy version of the human
RS1 gene to the sub-retinal
space of the right eyes of 15-day-
old male mice, which, like boys
with the disease, don't have the
healthy gene to maintain the ret-
ina.
In terms of disease develop-
ment, the condition in the mice
was roughly equivalent to retino-
schisis in a 10-year-old boy.
Six months later, researchers
looked at the interior of the eyes
with a laser ophthalmoscope and
found cyst formation was clearly
evident in the untreated eyes,
but the treated eyes appeared
healthy. The eye's photoreceptor
cells the rods and cones that
help the brain process light and


color were spared from the
disease and the connections be-
tween the layers of the retinas
were intact.
In addition, the protein ap-
pears capable of moving within
the retina to its target sites and
the beneficial changes appear to
be long lasting, researchers said.
Especially encouraging were
signs the treatment may be able
to repair retinal damage.
The treatment has promising
implications for other genetic eye
diseases that involve the eye's
ability to process light, including
retinitis pigmentosa, which af-
fects about 200,000 people in the
United ,States and is one of the
most common inherited causes of
blindness in people between the
ages of 20 and 60.
"We've been very successful in
curing a disease in mice that has
a direct copy in humans," said
Hauswirth, who, in conjunction
with UF, has interest in a bio-
technology company that may
seek to market some of the re-
search technology. "It may take
two to five years before we try
this in human patients because
of the need for safety studies,


but we feel based on success so
far, we will be able to provide
formal evidence for safety that
will allow us to get treatment
into the clinic."
UF researchers worked with
Bernhard Weber, Ph.D., at the
Institute of Human Genetics in
Regensburg, Germany, and Rob-
ert Molday, Ph.D., director of the
Center for Macular Research at
the University of British Colum-
bia in Vancouver.
The Foundation Fighting
Blindness, the National Insti-
tutes of Health and the Macula
Vision Research Foundation sup-
ported the research.
"We now have proof of princi-
ple that gene therapy can basi-
cally prevent retinoschisis," said
Stephen Rose, Ph.D., chief re-
search officer for the Maryland-
based Foundation Fighting
Blindness. "Furthermore, this
therapy apparently demon-
strates that even if disease has
begun, there is a healing that
takes place. That raises hope for
suffering patients that we may
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Age-related macular degen-
eration is the leading cause of
blindness in older adults, yet re-
searchers are still in the dark
about many of the factors that
cause this incurable disease.
But new insight from Univer-
sity of Florida and German re-
searchers about a genetic link
between rhesus monkeys with
macular degeneration and hu-
mans could unlock secrets about
the earliest stages of the disease,
when severe vision loss could
still be stopped.
The researchers pinpointed a
chromosome region and genetic
markers for macular degenera-
tion in humans and rhesus mon-
keys, findings recently published
in the online edition of the jour-
nal "Experimental Eye Re-
search."
Linking the disease in mon-
keys to the disease in humans
allows researchers to study how
it progresses in the animals,
which could lead to better treat-
ments and even a cure.
"Stopping the development of
the disease is something the
monkeys will help us do that we
can't do with humans," said Wil-
liam W. Dawson, Ph.D., a UF
professor of ophthalmology and
physiology and a co-author of the
study. "This is a big step forward
in dealing with the disease."
The researchers studied seven
genetic sites in the monkeys that
correspond to human chromo-
somes linked to macular disease.
One of those areas, the find-
ings confirm, contains genes that
predict age-related macular de-
generation in humans and
rhesus monkeys.
Dawson and other researchers
have suspected for years that the
disease was very similar in hu-
mans and monkeys, but these
findings finally establish that.
This discovery, he said, will
allow researchers to delve deeper
into what causes the disease and
could be the first step toward re-
pairing the genetic defects
linked to it.
According to the National Eye
Institute, nearly two million
Americans have advanced age-
related macular degeneration, a
disease that develops when a
small, light-detecting part of the
retina called the macula breaks


down.
Seven million more Ameri-
cans have an intermediate form
of the disease, and millions more
are expected to develop it within
the next 15 years.
The disease causes nodule-
like specks to build up in the
eye, chipping away central vision
over time. But Dawson said most
people don't even realize some-
thing is wrong until they detect
changes in their vision.
The disease can be controlled,
but there is no known way to re-
verse the vision loss it causes.
Knowing more about the ear-
liest predictors of macular de-
generation could help doctors
treat the disease before exten-
sive vision loss occurs and may
even prevent it in some people.
The early risks associated
with macular degeneration have
been difficult for researchers to
study in humans, and as a re-
sult, doctors know little about
this aspect of the disease, Daw-
son said.
"It's difficult to follow closely
the aging of a human over a spe-
cific period of time," he said.
"People wouldn't tolerate a con-
trolled (living) environment for
weeks and years."
One of the biggest problems
researchers have faced is deter-
mining how much of. a role ge-
netics plays versus lifestyle and
environmental factors such as
blue light, part of the spectrum
of natural visible light.
Frequent exposure to blue
light rays has been linked to
macular degeneration. If the dis-
ease is going to be treated early,
Dawson said researchers must
know the significance of these
factors.
Aside from studying early en-
vironmental risks, the next step
for researchers is to map the spe-
cific genes at work, said Dawson,
who worked on the study with
German geneticist Jorg
Schmidtke. But because more
than one gene is likely involved,
this task will not be easy, Daw-
son said.
Johanna M. Seddon, M.D., a
Harvard Medical School associ-
ate professor and director of the
epidemiology unit of the Massa-
chusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary,
said studies conducted on 840


human twins have shown that
genetics plays a significant role,
but not the only role.
Even diet plays a big part, she
said. Her own research witl the
National Eye Institute has
shown that taking certain vita-
mins and minerals can reduce
the risk of developing the dis-
ease by 25 percent over five
years.
"With the increasing number
of people living beyond the age of
85, it heightens the importance
of this disease and the concern
about (what will happen) if we
don't come up with a better way
to treat this," she said.
That's where Dawson thinks
the monkeys can help. They age
three to four times faster than
humans, making it easier to
track the progression of the dis-
ease.
The monkeys also can remain
in a controlled environment to
test nongenetic factors, and their
families can be studied more ex-
tensively.
Although most rhesus mon-
keys never show signs of macu-
lar degeneration, between 30
percent and 70 percent of the
monkeys Dawson's team studied
do.
That's because these primates
are the descendents of 50 mon-
keys brought to live on a Puerto
Rican island just before World
War II. The free-ranging mon-
keys on the island have multi-
plied to near 1,500, but because
the rhesus monkeys are not na-
tive to the area, they could mate
only with each other.
This inbreeding has predis-
posed the monkeys to various ge-
netic diseases, such as age-re-
lated macular degeneration.
Unlike most other animals, a
rhesus monkey's eyes have the
same complex structure as a hu-
man eye, making them a model
study subject.
They're so similar, Dawson
said he sometimes slips images
of rhesus monkey eyes into pres-
entations for medical residents
to see if anyone notices the dif-
ference.
"I haven't been caught yet,"
he said. "Only the most expert
(person) would detect the differ-
ences."








8B The Polk County Democrat August 25, 2005


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Peace River Center Receives
Grant to Fund Adult Food Care


The U.S. Dept. of Agriculture
has renewed a grant to Peace
River Center supplementing the
organizations' adult food care
program.
Funds will provide free meals
for eligible, elderly clients in-
volved in Peace River Center's
psychosocial rehabilitation pro-
gram.
The psychosocial program at
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therapeutic activities such as
group therapy, living skills, spe-
cial activities and outings.
Meals provided through this
grant will be offered at no sepa-
rate charge to enrolled eligible
clients. Participants must com-
plete an application and provide
appropriate documentation to re-
ceive free meals.
Clients at Peace River Cen-
ter's Gateway facility (715 North
Lake Avenue, Lakeland) are eli-
gible to receive free or reduced-
cost meal service. Peace River
Center chief executive officer
Mary Lu Kiley said, "We are
very excited to be able to offer
this program tpo.ur clients. This
is the seventh year we have been
able to partner with the USDA
to provide food, services to our
elderly clients and we are proud
that we were able to secure these
funds again."
Peace River Center is a pri-
vate, non-profit community men-
tal health organization serving
adults and children in Polk,
Highlands and Hardee counties.
The mission of Peace River Cen-
ter is to "improve the mental
health of individuals in our com-
munity to achieve our vision of a
higher quality, of life through
treatment, education and advo-
cacy."
Peace River Center programs
include the crisis stabilization
unit, crisis response team, coun-
seling' services for adults and
children, psychiatric services, do-
mestic violence shelters and a
rape recovery and resource pro-
gram. *, :
Additional information about
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at www.peace-river.com.


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


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


0


311 This code is reserved
for non-emergency police
and other governmental
services. In communities


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

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


511 The Florida Depart-
ment of Tranp.ortation
implements and admtnis-


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

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

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

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

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


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


ters the 511 service in the water company is privately owned.


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One in 10 Seniors Believe

Themselves to Be Scam Victi L


1


Stetson University College of
Law's elder consumer protection
program commissioned a na-
tional poll showing nearly 10
percent of elderly Americans, or
nearly 3.5 million seniors over
the age of 65, believe they have
been the victims of consumer
scams.
The survey, conducted by the
national polling firm Insider Ad-
vantage and its research affiliate
Majority Opinion, sampled 600
Americans aged 65 or older and
300 seniors in Florida. The con-
sumer fraud survey reported
that home improvement scams
are the most prevalent threat to
seniors, with a 29 percent re-
. sponse. In Florida, home im-
provement scams were a slightly
more considerable risk compared
to the national average.
Nationally, the survey re-
ported that 18 percent of seniors
felt they were the victims of

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sales schemes, 13 percent lottery
or big money scams, 12 percent
telemarketing scams, 4 percent
work-at-home scams, 21 percent
something else, and 3 percent
were not sure.
"The survey tells us that it is
more than safe to state that ap-
proximately one in 10 senior citi-
zens in this country believe that
they have been the victim of
some sort of consumer fraud,"
said Matt Towery, nationally
syndicated columnist and CEO
of Insider Advantage. .
The national survey has a
four percent margin of error and
the Florida survey has a six per-
cent margin of error.
"This report confirms prior re-
search showing that consumer
fraud is a continuing problem,
and that Florida seniors, like
others throughout the country,
continue to be the victims of
scams," said Professor Rebecca
2


Morgan, program director and
Boston asset management fac-
ulty chairman in elder law.
Stetson is Florida's first law
school and a leader in the field of
elder law. As part of the elder
consumer protection program,
Stetson offers a web site ahd"a
successful seminar series to
elder consumers that provide
tips on how to avoid becoming
victims of consumer fraud. Fund-
ing for this program was prp-
vided in part by the Administra-
tion on Aging. Stetson has part-
nered with the Florida, attorney
general's office, AARP and the
legal community to increase pub-
lic awareness of consumer fraud
against elders.
To learn more about the elder
consumer protection program,
visit the web site ht
http://elder.law.stetson.edu.







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CHILD CARE BEFORE and
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For information on Polk Coun-
ty BoCC procurements,
please visit our website at
www.polk-county.net, select
the "Notice of Bids" link under
"Doing Business" for a list of
all active solicitations for Invi-
tations to Bid, Request For
Proposals, Requests for Infor-
mation, Requests for Pre-
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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.

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GARAGE SALE
AUGUST 28 and 29, 8 a.m.
1655 N. Floral Avenue. 2
blocks behind checkers. Com-
puters and assessors, twin
toddler clothes and shoes, like
new, car seat, adult clothing
and shoes, formal gowns, ma-
ternity ware, school uniforms.
Lots of miscellaneous.
FRIDAY AND Saturday, 7:00-
? 1620 S. Gordon Avenue.
Moving Sale. Rain or Shine.
FRIDAY AND Saturday, 8:00-
? 730 Manor Drive, Bartow.
Some furniture, lots of miscel-
laneous.
MOVING SALE. August 26th,
and 27th. 8 a.m.-3 p.m. 2610
Oak Drive, Alturas.
MOVING SALE. Lots of stuff.
Friday and Saturday, 7:00-
2:30. 5829 Wells Road.
CHEAP, CHEAP, CHEAP.
SATURDAY 27TH., 8:00-
12:00. 455 S. Orange Ave.
Variety of items. Large size
mens clothes.
SATURDAY 28TH, 7:00-2:00.
995 S. Kissingen Avenue,
Bartow. Furniture, clothes,
small appliances.
SATURDAY, 8 a.m. 1160 Ele-
anore Avenue. Three family
sale. Men and women
clothes, some baby items,
cook books, other miscellane-
ous.
SATURDAY, AUG. 27, 8-12.
1235 Sunset Avenue. Tools,
trailer hitches, windows, twin
beds, furniture, clothes, mis-
cellaneous.
1/2 PRICE SALE
50% off all clothes, shoes,
etc. Beverly's Consignment,
2924 S. FL. Avenue, Lake-
land, 683-6960, 10-5, Thurs-
day-Saturday.
2 FAMILY garage sale. Satur-
day, Aug. 27th., 8:00-? Lots of
stufflI 750 E. Stuart Street.
3 FAMILY SALE. Saturday,
8:00-4:00. 2055 E. Church
Street.
MOVING SALE
Friday and Saturday, 7:00-?
1560, Imperial Avenue. Furni-
ture, wash/dryer, baby and
toddler stuff, lots of miscella-
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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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p.m. for more information.
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GREEN SLEEPER sofa $400
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KITCHEN CABINETS-UP-
PER, used, all wood in excel-
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windows-used, several sizes,
singles are 38 3/8 in. high by
37" wide, $100 for all or $15
each. 604-8064.
NEW TRAILER, sprayer and
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863-439-1793.
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please leave message.

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.
1993 KAWASAKI Ninja 600.
Excellent condition $4,000
OBO. 860-9544.
9 1/2 H.P. Evinrude $250
OBO. 533-9548.
ASSORTMENT OF interior
panel doors. You pick $10.
Call 559-7035 anytime.
BLONDE BABY crib and mat-
tress. Excellent condition
$100. Computer table $20.
Car ramps $10. 533-2008.
HOVEROUND MOTORIZED
chair, TEK FWD Integrae.
Very complete. 963-285-6522
leave message. $2,500 OBO.



FREE
55-GALLON STEEL Drums.
Contain residue of soy-based
printing ink. They're behind
The Democrat on Summerlin
Street. Help yourself.
WOOD PALLETS. No two
alike. Stack stuff on 'em. Use
'em for firewood. Just don't
bring 'em back. Outside The
Democrat, Florida' Avenue
and Summerlin Street. Come
help yourself.


Simply Storage, Inc.
Available:
.Interior Storage -Climate Controlled
*Secured Gated Entry *Conveniently Located
*Supplies
*Drive-Up Storage *Boat & RV Storage

Documents... Business Storage
Storing anything you don't have room for

800 West Main Street Bartow 533-1337
Hours: 9:00 am 4:30 pm Or By Appointment


GENERAL
HELP WANTED
CSR NEEDED for local Insur-
ance Agency. Please contact
Tommy Driskell with Mitchell
Insurance Agency @ 863-
285-7176 ext. 15 or 1-800-
662-5292.
FOOD PROCESSOR and
Servers wanted in Bartow.
Contact Kim Martin 604-8828
after 2 p.m.
FUEL/LUBE MAN experi-
enced, must have CDL, Haz-
mat and current medical ex-
aminers certificate. Please ap-
ply within 3975 Old Highway
37 Mulberry, EOE. Drug Free
Workplace.
JRS
Geo Services
Drilling & Boring
Full time positions
available call 425-0275,
LOCAL CITRUS company
needs truck driver for local
deliveries with Class A CDL
classification. Also full-time
mechanic for shop. 863-537-
1343.
MAINTENANCE/SPRAY. BI-
LINGUAL a plus. Sunshine
Growers. Apply in person,
2400 Hwy 17 North. 863-698-
2285.
MANAGER, MANAGER-
TRAINEE, clerk. Apply XYZ
Liquors, 295 US Highway 17
South, Bartow.
MECHANIC Bowling Green.
Small Engine. Must have
tools and transportation. Call
863-375-4056.
NEEDED PART time caution
flaggers 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.
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.
PRE SCHOOL assistant
teacher part-time. 8:30 11:30
a.m. 18 or older. Call Monday-
Friday, 8:00-12:00 p.m. 299-
4748.
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.
SITE MANAGEMENT team
for 50 unit family rental com-
plex in Fort Meade. Mgr must
have good office skills, com-
puter literacy and light book-
keeping needed. Maint.
knowledge of plbg, hvac, light
maintenance. Must be bonda-
ble. Salary plus apartment.
Send resume to: Charlton
Court, P.O. Box 10293, Clear-
water, FL. 33757. Fax (727)
447-2252. Equal Employment
Opportunity.

WANTED
TO BUY
USED FISHING Reels work-
ing or not. 533-9548.


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HOUSE
FOR SALE
AFFORDABLE HOUSING
Free computerized list of
Available properties
$100K-$500K
In your specific area.
Free recorded message
888-785-8753 ID# 1040
Keller Williams Realty
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.

MOBILE HOME
FOR RENT
2 BEDROOM, 1 bath, all ap-
pliances, CHA, new carpet,
fenced yard, utility shed. Mul-
berry area. $490 per month.
863-647-1958 or 863-559-
2230.
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.
OFFICE SPACE FOR LEASE
3800 sq ft building, 3 years'
old. Good location. Adaptable
to many uses. Offices, etc.
640-1024.
FREE OFFICE SPACE
First month free on a 1 year
lease. Executive offices. ap-
proximately 400 sq. ft. plus
shared reception area, kitch-
en, separate men and women
restrooms. 3 blocks from
Courthouse in Downtown His-
toric Bartow.

BOAT FOR SALE
13 FOOT aluminum Jon boat,
3.3 Mercury motor, new seats
and carpet with trailer, $1200
OBO. 863-581-6826.

BUSINESS FOR
SALE
PRESSURE CLEANING
BUSINESS. Trailer, equip-
ment and three Rolodex of
customers. Great opportunity.
$15,000 firm. 863-676-3800.

PETS FOR SALE
ALEXANDRINE PARAKEET
green w/red & black rings. 6
years old. Looking for a good
home $500.00 OBO. 6' black
bell top cage included. Call
Suzi @ 519-5603 after 5 p.m.
VEHICLE
FOR SALE
1990 DODGE B250 Conver-
sion Van. Approx. 70,000
miles. 533-4530.
2004 FORD Ranger. Power
package, CD player, tow
package, some factory war-
ranty, $12,000 OBO. 698-.
8385.
91 FORD Mustang. Runs
good. Good condition. $2500
OBO. 863-519-6805 or 863-
581-0464.
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.



LOST
FAMILY DOG-MALE Siberian
Husky, white and brown, area
of Comcast Cable. 863-519-
6805 or 863-581-0464.
LOST PATRIOT, green, or-
ange, blue. Area of Gandy
Cemetery Road. Go of cage.
534-3681.


BARTOW ANIMAL CARE
HOSPITAL AND STAFF
WELCOMES
Dr. Peterson and Dr. Cornwell
Now accepting new patients.
775 W. Main Street
533-4402


APARTMENT
FOR RENT
1 BEDROOM, suitable for 1 or
2. 819 E. Davidson. $425 plus
deposit. No pets. 533-0285.
2 BEDROOM, 1 bath, CHA,
good location. 534-1403.
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.
COTTAGE, 1 bedroom, un-
furnished, air conditioner. Bar-
tow area. $400 security de-
posit, $95 weekly rent plus
utilities. 533-3237.
BE THE FIRST TO OCCUPY
A NEWLY RENOVATED &
DECORATED AFFORDABLE
RENTAL APARTMENT. ASK
ABOUT OUR MOVE-IN SPE-
CIALS INCLUDING 2
MONTHS FREE RENT. 1, 2 &
3 BR apartments with air con-
ditioning, carpet, appliances,
spacious closets, window
treatments offered at rental
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
para actividades sobre pro-
gramas de inquilinos. Bienve-
nidos today 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 Viemes. Whispering
Pines Apartments, 863-293-
8838, 4713 Richard Drive,
Bartow, (TDD#1-800-955-
8771)
EFFICIENCY APARTMENT
a'! utilities included, swimming
pool. 533-5553.

HOUSE
FOR RENT
2 BEDROOM, 1 bath on Lake
Buffum. Washer/dryer. $600
per month. First, last, security.
581-6805.
3 BEDROOM, 1 bath, CHA,
fenced yard, good condition.
863-533-0267.
BARTOW-160 E. Vine Street
off Broadway. Unfurnished 3
br., 2 ba., new central
air/heat, wood floors, mini
blinds, enclosed porch, hook-
ups, new range and refrigera-
tor. Convent to downtown.
$775 a month, $700 deposit.
Call 863-701-8000 Your Rent-
al Connection.
BARTOW-1802 IMPERIAL
Blvd of 91 Mine Road. Excep-
tional country home with over
2200 sq. ft. on over 1 acre
parcel. 4br., 2.5ba., oversize
double garage, enclosed rear
porch, lots of closets and built
ins, fully equipped kitchen. No
smoker. No pets. $1395 a
month. Call 863-701-8000.
Your Rental Connection.
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.







The-Polk County Democrat


Aug. 25, 2005


Out of My Range byVPawh Wade


Batter


Up!.


Pancakes Are On!


I hate pancakes in the morn-
ing.
They taste heavy and way too
sweet for breakfast, but they are
delicious the rest of the day.
And making the pancake
even better are 'variations like
cr6pes and latkes.
This week we celebrate the
pancake, which is far from, a
breakfast food. Pancakes can be
a cheap and filling lunch or din-
ner, and leftovers are a nice
snack.
And, if you must, they make a
pretty good morning meal.

Cheesy Green Chile
Pancakes
Looking for a different
accompaniment for. your next
meal? These Mexican style pan-
cakes go with almost any
entree. Or serve a short stack
with sour cream for a light
lunch.
2 large eggs, separated and
yolks slightly beaten
4 teaspoons all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon oregano,
crushed
1 can (7-oz.) Ortega diced
green chiles
1/2 cup shredded cheddar
cheese
1/2 cup shredded Monterey
Jack cheese
1/2 cup green onion, finely
chopped
1/3 cup celery, finely chopped
3 tablespoons sweet red bell
pepper, finely chopped
Beat egg whites till firm.
Combine egg yolks, flour, salt
and oregano in medium bowl.
Fold in egg. whites, chiles, ched-
dar cheese, Monterey Jack
cheese, green onions, celery and
bell pepper.
Coat bottom of medium skil-
let with oil; heat over medium
heat until oil is hot.
Drop 1/4 cup batter into skil-
let; cook until golden brown on,
bottom. Turn over; cook until
underside is golden brown and
pancake is cooked through.
Serve with sour cream; if
desired.
Serves eight.


Apple Corn Meal ]
1 cup Albers Ye
Meal
1 cup (1 medium
finely chopped apple
1 tablespoon hone:
1 teaspoon salt
1 cup boiling wate
1/2 cup all-purpos<
2 teaspoons bakin1
1 teaspoon ground
1 large egg
1/2 cup
Evaporated Milk


Maple syrup or applesauce
Combine corn meal, apple,
honey and salt in medium bowl.
Slowly stir in boiling water.
Cover; let stand for 10 minutes.
Stir in flour, baking powder and
cinnamon just until blended.
Combine egg and evaporated
milk in small bowl; add to corn
meal mixture. Spoon 1/3 cup
batter for each pancake onto
heated, lightly greased griddle
or skillet; cook for about 1
minute or until bubbles appear.
Turn; continue to cook for 1 to
2 minutes or until golden.
Repeat with remaining batter.
Serve warm with maple syrup.
Makes 8 to 10 pancakes.


Toll House Mini Morsel
Pancakes
Homemade pancakes with
chocolate chips. What a treat for
SiJLLny di b iL iI h v timp


ounu.auy Du orI a u i any bmelt.
2-1/2 cups all-purpose flour
Pancakes 1 cup (6 oz.) Nestle Toll
allow Corn House Semi-Sweet Chocolate
Mini Morsels
m) peeled, 1 tablespoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
y 1-3/4 cups milk
2 large eggs
r 1/3 cup vegetable oil
e flour 1/3 cup packed brown sugar
g powder 1/4 cup powdered sugar, for
cinnamon sprinkling
2 cups fresh strawberrie-:,
Carnation (sliced)
Combine flour, morsels, bak-


ing powder and salt in large
bowl. Combine milk, eggs, veg-
etable oil. and brown sugar in
medium bowl; add to flour mix-
ture. Stir just until moistened;
batter may be lumpy.
Heat griddle or skillet over
medium heat; brush lightly with
vegetable oil. Pour 1/4 cup of
batter onto hot griddle;, cook
until bubbles begin to burst.
Turn and cook about 1 minute
longer or until golden. Repeat
with remaining batter:
Sprinkle with powdered
sugar; top with strawberries.
Makes 18 pancakes.


Potato Pancakes with
Applesauce
These pancakes have a duo
personality: they make a hearty
breakfast or a side dish for din-
ner.
4 whole green apples, cut into
eighths
2-1/2 cups Apple Libby's
Juicy Juice Premium 100 per-
cent juice
6 red potatoes, peeled and
grated
1 onion, peeled and grated
1 egg
10 tablespoons corn oil, divid-
ed "
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 cup sour cream
Simmer apples (not peeled,
cored or seeded) in apple juice
for 30 minutes or until very soft.


Cheesy Green Chile Pancakes


Drain, reserving the liquid.
Push apple through sieve and
discard peel and seeds.' Simmer
liquid to reduce by half and stir
into applesauce.
Combine potato and onion in
a large mixing bowl. Beat egg
with 2 tablespoons of the corn
oil and salt; combine with pota-
to mixture.
Pour enough of the remaining
corn oil into a saut6 pan to cover
bottom with about 1/16 inch of
oil. Heat to very hot. but not
smoking, and drop potato mix-
ture in by heaping tablespoons.
Flatten immediately so pan-
cakes are about .4 inches in
diameter 'smaller pancakes will
burn). Try to keep them neatly
round.
Fry until golden brown, 3 to 5
minutes, flip and brown other
side. Drain on paper towels.
Serve with applesauce and sour
cream.
Serves eight.


Sausage Potato Pancakes
The aroma of these pancakes
will bring everyone running to
the kitchen. Serve for breakfast
with warmn maple 'syrup and
fresh fruit or surprise your fam-
ily with an unexpected' dinner
,treat.
2 packages (11.5 ounces each)
Stouffer's frozen Potatoes au
Gratin, defrosted' .
'-1/2 cups all-purpose baking
l L\
2/3 cup milk '
2 large eggs, lightly beaten
1/4 teaspoon ground black
pepper
1' pound bulk sausage,
cooked, drained and crumbled
1 cup (4 ounces) shredded
cheddar cheese
1/4 cup chopped green onions
Vegetable oil
Combine baking mix, milk,
eggs and pepper, in medium
bowl; stir until moistened. Add
potatoes au' gratin, sausage,
cheese and green onions; gently
stir until combined.
Coat bottom of medium skil-
let with oil; heat over medium
heat until hot. Pour 1/4 cup bat-
ter into skillet for each pancake.
Cook until small bubbles appear
on top of pancakes.
Turn over and continue cook-
ing until undersides are golden
brown.
*Defrost potatoes au gratin
in microwave on medium power
for 5 to 6 minutes.
Serves eight.


Crepes with Seafood
1 cup milk
1 cup all-purpose flour
1 egg
1 egg yolk
1/2 teaspoon salt
2 tablespoons vegetable oil or
butter, for frying
1-1/2 tablespoons butter
1/4 cup finely chopped onion
2 cans (6-oz.) crabmeat or


salmon, drained
1 cup finely chopped broccoli
or spinach
1 cup milk
3/4 cup condensed cream of
celery soup
2/3 cup grated Parmesan
cheese
1/2 cup bread crumbs
1-1/2 tablespoons fresh lemon
juice, or more to taste
For crepes: whisk together
milk, flour, egg, 'egg yolk and
salt. Let sit, covered, at least 30
minutes or up to overnight in
refrigerator.
When ready to cook, thin
crepe batter with 1/2 cup water
or milk, if necessary. (Batter
should have consistency of
cream.) Heat a 7- to 8-inch non-
stick skillet with a little oil or
butter over medium-high heat.
Pour about 1/4 cup batter
into pan, swirling to cover bot-
tom and make a crepe about 6 to
7 inches in diameter. When
lightly brown, about 1 minute,


utes. Mix in crabmeat, broccoli,
milk, condensed soup, cheese
and bread crumbs. Stir over
medium heat until heated
through. Season with lemon
juice and freshly ground black
pepper to taste.
Spoon a generous 1/4 cup fill-
ing across middle of each crepe.
Roll up loosely .and serve imme-
diately, or place filled crepes in
shallow baking pan, cover with
foil and heat in 350 degree oven
about 10 minutes, until hot
throughout.
Serves six.


Mashed Potato Pancakes
This is great way to use up
leftover mashed potatoes. Serve
with your favorite toppings like
applesauce or sour cream.
2 potatoes, peeled
3 cups water
1 tablespoon lemon juice
1 cup mashed potatoes
1 egg
2 tablespoons 2 percent milk
1/2 teaspoon salt
2 tablespoons vegetable oil
Grate potatoes into a bowl
filled with water and lemon
juice. Allow to sit for about 5
minutes; drain well.
Combine grated potatoes,
* mashed potatoes, egg, milk and
salt in a large mixing bowl; stir,
forming a thick mixture.
Heat oil in a non-stick skillet
over medium-high heat. Skillet
is ready when a drop of batter
sizzles in the oil. Pour enough
batter to make a 3/to 4-inch pan-
cake. Brown on one side (about
3 minutes), loosen edges and
turn.
Brown on reverse side,
remove and drain. Cover and
keep warm. Continue until bat-
ter is used.
Serves four.


Potato Farls
A "farl" is traditionally a thin,
Scottish griddle cake made of
oatmeal or' flour. Similar to
potato pancakes or latkes, these
patties use more flour for a
bread-like consistency.
1-1/4 pounds potatoes, peeled
and halved
2 tablespoons butter or mar-
garine, softened


out first half into an 8-inch cir-
cle, about 1/4-inch thick. Cut
into quarters; set aside. Repeat
with remaining dough.
In a large skillet, heat part of
the oil over medium-high heat.
Cook dough quarters in batches,
2 minutes on each side, or until
golden brown, adding more oil if
necessary. Serve warm.
Serves four.


Smoked Salmon Blintzes
With Sour Cream And
Chives
Blintzes are egg batter pan-
cakes from the Jewish culinary
tradition. These are done the
traditional way, filled with lox
(smoked salmon) and topped
with sour cream. A wonderful
holiday or Sunday brunch dish.
1 recipe batter
1-1/2 cups flour, sifted
1-1/2 teaspoons coarse salt
2 teaspoons baking powder,
4 eggs
1-1/3 cups milk
1 cup water
3 tablespoons finely chopped
chives
1 recipe filling
16 ounces dry curd cottage
cheese
16 ounces small curd cottage
cheese
3 egg yolks
1 lemon zest (about 1 1/2 tea-
spoons)
2 tablespoons finely chopped
chives
1/2 pound Nova Scotia lox,
sliced and finely diced
3 tablespoons butter
5 tablespoons corn oil, divid-
ed
1 pint sour cream
Resift the flour with the salt,
baking powder, and pepper into
a large bowl. In a separate bowl
beat the eggs, and then add the
milk, water and chives.
Make a well in the sifted
ingredients, pour in the liquid
ingredients, and. combine with a
few strokes. Ignore the lumps,
they will dissolve when you stir
the batter before making the
crepes. Let the batter rest for 30
minutes at room temperature.
While the batter is resting
make the filling. In the work
bowl of a food processor combine
the two types of cottage cheese,


Chili Corn Pancakes With Salsa


turn over. Let other side brown
slightly, about 30 to 45 seconds.
Repeat with remaining oil
and batter until all is used,
stacking cooked cr6pes. You
should have 12 crepes. If not
using immediately, crepes can
be Wrapped and refrigerated
overnight. Bring to room tem-
perature before using.
For filling: melt butter in a
large skillet. Add onion and
saute until tender, about 5 min-


1 cup flour
1/2 teaspoon salt
4 teaspoons vegetable oil
In a large saucepan, cover
potatoes with water and bring
to a boil. Simmer for 25 min-
utes, or until tender. Drain well.
Return potatoes to saucepan
over low heat. Add butter; mash
well. Stir in flour and salt. Form
into a ball; turn onto a lightly
floured surface and knead light-
ly until smooth.
Divide dough in half. Roll


the egg yolks, lemon zest, and.
pepper. Process for one minute.
Remove to a medium-sized bowl
and gently stir in the lox and
chives. Taste and adjust season-
ings if necessary.
Using a 5 to 6-inch crepe pan
make the crepes. Allow about 3
tablespoons of batter per crepe.
Have the pan well-heated before
beginning.
Using about 2 tablespoons of

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