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Democrat Vol. 75, No. 2


Bartow, Florida 33830


Democrat


Two Sections, 24 Pages


50 Cents


TH URSDAY
September 1 2005
Copyright 2005 Frisbie Publishing Co., Inc.


Neighbors Protest, But Gandy

Grove Subdivision Approved


TWO PEOPLE were injured in this collision between a semi and ly female driver of the car was transported to Lakeland Regiona
a Ford Contour this morning on U.S. Highway 98 North in front of Medical Center. No further information was available at presstime. -
Bartow Ford. According to Bartow Fire Department records, the truck (Staff photo by Brett Lowe)
driver was treated at Bartow Regional Medical Center, and the elder-


School Board Supports Impact

Fees, Recognizes P.E. Advocate


By BRETT LOWE
Staff Writer

The Polk County school board
has voted to support the pro-
posed new impact fees to raise
money for the increased costs of
building new schools.
The sole dissenting vote was
that of Jack English, who dis-
agrees that the taxes used to
raise funds should only be
applied to incoming residents
and new homeowners,
Chairwoman Kay Fields was
not in attendance.
Factoring into the school
board's decision was the vast dif-
ference between the enrollment
statistics for this year and last
year. At this time last year, there
were nearly 81,000 students
enrolled. Right now, there are
approximately 88,000 students
enrolled, an increase of almost
7,000 students.
These statistics neglect the
effects that Hurricane Charlie
had on enrollment. At the end of
last school year, there were about
83,000 students enrolled for a
difference of about 5,000 stu-
dents. The enrollment for this
year is about 3,000 more stu-
dents than the school board had
projected last year.
Even though the board decid-
ed to support the new impact
fees, they only have an advisory
role with the county commission,
with whom the decision ultimate-
ly lies.
The school board also


Holiday

Garbage

Schedule
Changes in the garbage sched-
ule for the Labor Day holiday are
planned by both the county and
the City of Bartow.
In Bartow, Monday and
Thursday pick-up areas will be
serviced on Tuesday and
Thursday the week of Sept. 5.
Tuesday and Friday areas will be
serviced on Wednesday and
Friday. ,
No yard waste will be collected
the week of Sept. 5. That collec-
tion will resume on Sept. 12.
For more information, call the
solid waste department at 534-
0181.

Landfills will be closed on
Monday, Sept. 5, and there will
be no garbage collection service
in the unincorporated areas of
the county.
The Monday pickup will not be
rescheduled.


approved a pay increase of about
$612,000 for the custodians as
the result of a collective bargain-
ing agreement. This funding will
translate to a pay increase of
$1,794.78 per custodian.
The board also approved nam-
ing the new Haines City High
School gym for Don Knitt, physi-
cal education advocate and for-
mer physical education instruc-
tor at Haines City High.
Knitt has been working for


increased awareness and support
for physical education in the
school system for the last 10
years, even pre-dating the cur-
rent national worries about
childhood and obesity.
Usually, school buildings are
named for big donors or commu-
nity leaders, but the school board
felt that Don Knitt deserved this
honor for all of the hard work he
has done.


Fort Meade Man's

Body Found In Lake


Polk County Sheriff's Office
marine unit deputies recovered
the body of a Fort Meade man at
9:30 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 31,
about 100 yards off the boat ramp
at Surveyor's Lake in the Alturas
area.
Richard Mullins, 49, of 3825
U.S. Highway 98 East, had
agreed to meet. a friend at the
lake Tuesday evening, according
to PCSO spokeswoman Michal
Shanley.
When the friend arrived, he


found Mullins' boat out in the
lake, his vehicle still running and
his wallet on the front seat, but
no sign of Mullins, Mrs. Shanley
said.
The sheriff's office was called
about 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, and
searched all day Wednesday until
the body floated to the surface
Wednesday night.
Medical examiners will com-
plete an autopsy to determine the
cause of death.


Schools

Plan No

Changes

Because

Of Fuel

School district officials
are closely monitoring the
fuel situation as it relates to
buses and fleet vehicles.
At this time, there are no
changes in student trans-
portation schedules for
school and extra-curricular
activities.
All bus and school sched-
ules remain the same and
are unaffected.
For further information
concerning the fuel situa-
tion, contact Fred Murphy,
assistant superintendent of
support services, 534-7309.

WEATHER
High Low
Rain
Saturday 90 72 1.60
Sunday 93 77 .40
Monday 95 75 .00
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Wednesday 93 76 2.35
Rainfall as of 5 p.m.


By S. L. FRISBIE, IV
Publisher

After listening to lengthy
protests by neighbors that the
development won't be compatible
with nearby homes, Bartow's
zoning board voted 4-to-l to rec-
ommend that the city commis-
sion approve a 41-home subdivi-
sion between Peace River Estates
Units 1 and 2 north of
Connersville.
The subdivision, to be devel-
oped by Gandy Grove LLC, will
have quarter-acre building lots,
the minimum size allowed by the
health department for homes
which have septic tanks.
,' Assuming the city commission
approves the zoning board's rec-
ommendation, the zoning will be
R-1-B, which calls for lots of a
minimum of 10,000 square feet
and frontages of 90 feet, and
homes with at least 1,400 square
feet of living area.
Planning Dir. Robert Wiegers
told the zoning board that the
al development would be "compati-
- ble with existing/planned devel-
opment in the area."
Earlier in the meeting,
Wiegers withdrew from consider-
ation a proposed change to the
city's land development code "to
create compatibility standards
between differing zoning dis-
tricts."
"I don't feel it is appropriate to
deal with it at this point in time,"
he told the board.
The Gandy Grove property
abuts the Peace Creek Drainage
Canal.
William Fritze, consultant for
the developer, Jim Sacarello of
Tampa, said that the density of
the 16.7-acre subdivision, includ-
ing streets and other infrastruc-
ture, would be 2.43 homes per
acre. The density in Peace River
Estates Unit 1 is 2.25 homes per
acre, and in Peace River Estates
Unit 2 is 3 homes per acre, he
said.
John Howle, an engineer, dis-
puted Fritze's density calcula-
tions.
He said the density in Unit 1
is 1.58 units per acre, and in Unit
2 is two units per acre. Howle
was one of a number of area resi-
dents who urged the zoning
board to require a lower density
in Gandy Grove, perhaps two
homes per acre.
Mary Legg Trask said the
neighborhood is "a quiet country
setting," adding: "Serenity is
priceless."
She said that adding 41 more
homes would have an adverse
impact on traffic on Gandy Road
and 91 Mine Road.
She urged the board to limit


the development to 32 homesites
of a half-acre each, to require
enclosed garages, and to man-
date a fence around the property.
"If you were my neighbor,
what would you do?" she asked
the board.
Tom Lockard said Gandy
Groves should meet the density
standards of Unit 1, also suggest-
ing a maximum of 32 houses.
He said the area already is
plagued by frequent power out-
ages and poor quality water.
"We are open to any good
plan," he said. "We're not against
building it; we would like to see it
upscale."
Ron Taylor told the board:
'The big thing is a wall to sepa-
rate us."
"It's a quiet neighborhood; we
want to keep it that way," Ken
Courtney said. He also said there
are problems with electric ser-
vice, and that more traffic would
create a hazard on narrow roads.
Jim Burby asked if the devel-
oper planned to create a buffer
around the subdivision.
Fritze said he did not, adding:
'These are compatible uses."
He said he was sure the coun-
ty would require him to dedicate
right-of-way to widen Gandy
Road.
Howle agreed that the county
will require the developer to pro-
vide right-of-way, but said that
widening of Gandy Road is not in
the county's 10-year road plan.
Brian Garrett said land devel-
opment anywhere in the city
affects all of Bartow. He said he
has been told' he has no standing
to comment on development
because his home is outside the
city limits.
"We keep talking about mini-
mum standards," he said. "We
believe Bartow can do better
than minimum size subdivi-
sions."
Terry Kirkland said the coun-
ty had widened Gandy Road by
16 inches, but that it is still too
narrow. School buses cannot pass
each other on the road, he said.
Bill Ward said that all homes
on Gandy Road are on lots of at
least one acre, and urged the zon-
ing board to limit Gandy Groves
to two houses per acre.
Gail Pitts told the board that
she moved to the area from Eagle
Lake "because we wanted a coun-
try atmosphere." She said she did
not get a notice of the hearing on
the development, and heard
about it from a neighbor, a com-
plaint echoed by several others.
Zoning Board Chm. Michael J.
Marchman said the city sends
notices to people living within
150 feet of a proposed develop-
ment.
"I'm hoping they will pay


attention to our concerns," Kay
Blocker said. Larger vehicles on
Gandy Road "have to take the
entire road," she said. Her hus-
band used to flag down speeders
on the road, she added.
Noting widespread flooding in
Unit 2, she said she was con-
cerned about drainage in the
area.
Betty Lockard said she didn't
want low income housing in the
area.
Sacarello, the developer, told
the audience: "I've tried to listen
to your concerns." He said the
density figures quoted for Units 1
and 2 came from county tax
records. "I don't know why they
missed the flood plain on Peace
River," he said.
"I can't define what compati-
bility is. I don't know what the
right number of lots is."
Sacarello said he doesn't want
to build a wall around his subdi-
vision.
"We don't want to be separate;
we want to be part of you," he
said. "Fences set a barrier
between you and your neighbor.
"We'll do a wonderful job. I
don't want 'cookie-cutter' houses.
"When your interests are pro-
tected, my interests are protect-
ed."
Ralph Pitts asked Sacarello if
he could make the same amount
of money building 32 larger
homes on the property.
The developer replied that he
didn't know if more expensive
houses would sell.
Board Member Susie Brewer
made a motion to recommend the
R-1-B zoning sought by the appli-
cant.
When it appeared her motion
would die for lack of a second,
Marchman designated Vice-
Chairman Drew Guffey to be
chairman so he could second the
motion.
"I think this is an appropriate
request," Mrs. Brewer said. "It's
compatible with the surrounding
area.
"Most opponents are non-resi-
dents of the city of Bartow," she
added;
Board Member Bo Raulerson
took exception to her comments
about non-residents, saying that
three-fourths of the people in the
audience "work in or for the city
of Bartow."
The motion to approve the R-
1-B zoning passed, with Mrs.
Brewer, Marchman, Raulerson
and Calvin Glover voting for it,
and Guffey voting against it.
Wiegers said the zoning ordi-
nance will go to the city commis-
sion for first reading on Sept. 19,
and will come up for a public
hearing and final passage on Oct.
3.


City Asked To Sell

Property on Broadway


At the request of the adjoining
homeowner, the zoning board has
recommended to the Bartow city
commission that the city sell him
a portion of the city-owned prop-
erty north of his home.
'The application was filed by
Curtis Schley, whose home faces
Broadway, across Shumate Drive
from the Bartow High School
baseball field.
Schley asked that the zoning
board recommend to the commis-
sion that it sell him the entire
parcel behind and north of his
house from Broadway to
Shumate Drive. The board voted
instead to recommend selling him
the property immediately north
of his house, extending his pre-
sent rear property line, but not
the additional land fronting on
Shumate Drive. The latter parcel
is used for overflow parking at
BHS football games.
The board's recommendation is
that the commission declare the
parcel surplus, waive the require-
ment to put the property up for
bids, and negotiate a sale price
with Schley.
The board also:
Approved the recommended
five-year capital improvement
plan for the city. Board Member
Bo Raulerson noted that the plan
calls for $3 million to build an


addition to city hall, while City
Mgr. Joseph J. DeLegge has
announced plans instead to
remodel the old Bartow civic cen-
ter across the street from city
hall. "That's not locked in,"
Planning Dir. Robert Wiegers
said.
Approved the site develop-
ment plan for Early Days
Learning Day Care Center at
1055 Martin Luther King Blvd.,
with a drop-off point for children
on Third Avenue.
Voted to recommend to the
city commission that it vacate an
unopened portion of Nottingham
Drive north of Clower Street, and
an unopened portion of Boulevard
Street west of Hobart Avenue. In
each case, the city would retain a
utilities easement.
Noted Wiegers' report that
two major new developments -
Lowe's Home Improvement
Center and The Meeting House at
Bartow, a senior citizens apart-
ment complex are scheduled to
open in November.
Was advised by Wiegers that
he will recommend new fees and
increases in fees charged for pro-
cessing development applica-
tions. The present fee schedule
has not been updated since 1991,
he said.


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ITS BEGINNING TO LOOK a lot like Lowe's in fact, the sign
went up today after this photo was taken. After demolition of the old
Bartow Ford facility, then breaking ground in March, the new Lowe's
Home Improvement Center should be open by November at 425 East


Van Fleet Drive. The Bartow store represents an approximate $12
million investment in the community and will add approximately 120
new jobs to the area. (Staff photo by Peggy Kehoe)


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Fort Meade High School's
Class of 1980 will hold its 25-
year reunion the weekend of Oct.
14-16.
Call Janet Shirley Willis for
reservations by Tuesday, Sept.
20, at 581-3391.

Lakeland DAR
Meeting Sept. 7
Lakeland Chapter Daughters
of the American Revolution. will
meet Wednesday, Sept. 7, at 1:30
p.m., at the McArthur Center,
811 Lakeside Avenue.
The program will be "Consti-
tution Day and Citizenship Day
in Polk County Schools," to be
presented by Carrie Oldham,
curriculum coordinator, secon-
dary social studies, and Rozy
Scott, American history grant
manager for Polk County
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Phyllis Walters celebrated her said. "How fortunate we z
birthday on Sunday, Aug. 29, at Bartow to have such a delig
the Stanford Inn in Bartow. place to entertain in a
Her daughter, Gae, and her manner."
husband, Larry, were guests at The Inn will entertain f(
the Inn and surprised Phyllis ties of 10 for festivities. P
with a continental experience, said the food was "scrum
She felt as though she were in and the service perfect," ar
Scotland with a Southern Flair. ommends that people "tal
"I was made to feel like roy- vantage of the charming
alty and very special," Phyllis and hostess" at the Stanfor

Two Churches Join

For Singing Service


Two Bartow churches have
planned a joint Christian fellow-
ship and singing service on Sat-
urday, Sept. 3, at 7 p.m.
Turning Point worship Center
and New Experience Victory and

Lakeland Art
Guild Exhibit
At Polk Museum
The artwork of the Lakeland
Art Guild's executive board will
be on display in the Polk County
Historical Museum's changing
exhibit gallery Sept. 3 through
Oct. 28.
" Presenters include Shirley
Bernard, Robin Hall, Toni Tre-
verton, and Karl Thiele, as well
as Lo Alexander, Carol Frye,
Linda McAllister, and Eileen
McHargue.
The museum is open Tuesday
through Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.,
and Saturday, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Admission is free.
For more information, call
534-4386.


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


Praise Tabernacle will hold the
event at Turning Point, 1400
East Georgia Street.
Tommy Presley is pastor of
Turning Point and Rod Bostic is
pastor of New Experience.






Sing to

Benefit
Hurricane

Victims
Turning Point Worship Cen-
ter (formerly Bartow Christian
Assembly) will host a sing this
Saturday, Sept. 3, at 7 p.m.
The sing will feature various
genres of music from country to
rap.
A love offering will be col-
lected to be given to the Ameri-
can Red Cross for victims of Hur-
ricane Katrina.
The church is located at 1400
East Georgia Street.


F Ten free live oak trees will be
given to each person who join
The National Arbor Day Foundj
tion during September.
The free trees are part of the
are in nonprofit foundation's Trees fo
ghtful America campaign.
grand "These magnificent, wide
spreading trees will be pictu
or par- esque additions to your lan
hyllis scape," John Rosenow, found;
ptious tion president, said. "They wer
nd rec- selected because of the shack
ke ad- and special beauty they will giv
g host your home. Live oaks grow rap
rd Inn. idly when young, and may live 1
be centuries old."
The trees will be shipped pos
paid at the right time for plan


e ing, between Oct. 15 and Dec.
is 10, with enclosed planting in-
a- structions.
The 6 to 12-inch trees are
e guaranteed to grow or they will
r be replaced for free.
Members also receive a sub-
e- scription to the foundation's bi-
r- monthly publication, Arbor Day,
d- and The Tree Book, with infor-
a- mation about tree planting and
e care.
de To receive the free trees, send
re a $10 membership contribution
p- to Ten Live Oaks, National Ar-
to bor Day Foundation, 100 Arbor
Avenue, Nebraska City, Neb.
t- 68410, by Sept. 30; or join online
t- at arborday.org.
***


Nobody knows enough, but many too much.


-Ebner-Eschenbach


I DON'T HAVE MUSCULAR DYSTROPHY


BUT I'M ONE OF "'ERRY'S KIPS'
I have Friedreich's ataxia. It's one of the over 30 other muscle
and nerve destroying diseases covered by the Muscular
Dystrophy Association in addition to the muscular dystro-
phies themselves. That gives me and tens of thousands like me
with other neuromuscular diseases the same help through
MDA clinics, summer camps and support groups, and the
same hope through MDA's worldwide research program.

Muscular Dystrophy Association
(800) 572-1717 o www.mdausa.org
)erry Lewis, National Chairman


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Mosley Family For Hurricane Relief


Fort Meade Masonic Lodge
#160 will host a benefit for the
Chuck Mosley family Sunday,
Sept. 11, from 11 a.m. until 2
p.m., at the Masonic Lodge at
Northwest Sixth Street, across
from Patterson Park in Fort
Meade.
The benefit will provide bar-
becue chicken, baked beans, cole
slaw, a roll, dessert, and a drink
for $7.
Tickets may be pre-purchased
from a lodge member or pur-
chased at the event.
Chuck Mosley is a deputy
sheriff with the Polk County
Sheriffs Office. He and his fam-
ily are lifelong residents of Fort
Meade.
Mosley's wife, Michelle, is in
the hospital on a respirator and
has a muscular disease.
All proceeds from the benefit
will go to help the family.

***
This I conceive to be the
chemical function of humor: to
change the character of our
thought.
-Lin Yutang


The Highlands Co'unty Rotary
Club has challenged other Ro-
tary Clubs throughout central
Florida to contribute an amount
equal to $50 per member for re-
lief work in the wake of Hurri-
cane Katrina.
Members of the Bartow Ro-
tary Club may make gifts
through the Bartow Rotary
Foundation, President Chuck
Bentley told the club.
Bentley also announced that
the gazebo that Bartow Rotari-


ans are purchasing to go at the
edge of Wilsons Lake at Sum-
merlin Park should be delivered
soon and installed by November.
The $46,904 gazebo is being
given in commemoration of the
100th anniversary of Rotary In-
ternational.
The club will be distributing
student dictionaries to two local
schools, he said.
Dan Brawley was inducted as
a member of the club.


'Beary' Special Event Sept. 10


Girl Scouts, Heart of Florida
council, is planning a "beary"
special event for girls who are in-
terested in becoming Daisy Girl
Scouts.
Kindergarten girls are invited
to bring along their parent or
guardian and their favorite
teddy bear to the event, which
will be held Saturday, Sept. 10,
from 10 a.m. to noon, at Hangar
2 at Joker Marchant Stadium,
2301 Lakeland Hills Boulevard.
The day's events are designed
specifically for girls in kinder-
garten, and will include .train
rides, a moon walk, face paint-


ing, and more.
Girl Scout registration is $10;.
all activities are free with a paid
registration. Special prizes will
be given to the first 100 girls.
For more information, contact
Membership Director Shari
Money at 688-7648, ext. 113, or
e-mail shari.money@hfgsc.org.


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Winter Haven Hospital to Host
'Writing Your Life Story' Class


Those who have always
wanted to write about their life,
but never could seem to get
started, are invited to take part
in a series of six classes, "Writ-
ing Your Life Story," beginning
Wednesday, Sept. 7, from 10 to
11:30 a.m., in the education
classrooms at Winter Haven
Hospital.
The series is being held as
part of the hospital's Sage-ing
Program.
The classes will continue on
Sept. 14, 21, and 28, and Oct. 5


and 12.
Participants will receive a
workbook to help with their writ-
ing, and will actually begin writ-
ing in the class.
The cost for the course is $5
per person for the six-week se-
ries.
Seating is limited.
For more information and to
register, call the Winter Haven
Hospital Health Connection of-
fice at 291-6705 or 1-800-416-
6705, weekdays from 8 a.m. to 4
p.m.


Reception
Set For New
FM Manager
Fort Meade will new City
Manager Katrina Powell with a
public, drop-in reception on Fri-
day, Sept. 9, from 3 to 5:30 p.m.
I The reception will be held at
City Hall, 8 West Broadway.


Introductory computer classes
will begin next week at the Bar-
tow Public Library.
The classes will be held:
Sept. 8 Introduction to
Computers Learn about the
parts of a computer, dos and
don't, and computer freezes.
Time for questions and answers.
Sept. 15 Basic Computer
Skills Learn how to create
folders and save items to those
folders. Learn how to customize
the desktop on your computer.
Sept. 22 Troubleshooting
and Malintninin Vn Yor funComnuter


The Florida National Guard
has started sending soldiers and
equipment to states ravaged by
Monday's category four Hurri-
cane Katrina.
More than 500 Florida Guard
troops are being formed into a
response battalion that will be
available to assist primarily in
security and humanitarian mis-
sions, as part of recovery efforts
taking place in Alabama, Missis-
sippi, and Louisiana.
The Guard's 3rd Battalion,
20th Special Forces Group, has
deployed 20 soldiers for search
and recovery efforts in Missis-
sippi, and two UH-60 Black
Hawk helicopters and a CH-47


Explorations V Children's
Museum will offer special pricing
for those staying in Lakeland or
nearby. areas as a result of
evacuations from storm affected
locations along the gulf coast.
Families who have been
evacuated from their homes in
Louisiana, Mississippi, and Ala-


puter in good working order. In-
structor will demonstrate how to
uninstall programs, delete tem-
porary internet files, and more.
Each session will be held on
the second floor of the library
from 10 to 11 a.m.
Linda Young, library com-
puter specialist, is the instruc-
tor. Registration is not required.
Computer classes are free and
hand-outs are available.
Bartow Public Library is lo-
cated at 2150 South Broadway,
near the Civic Center.
V-f -Anin rll


Chinook from the Jacksonville-
based 1st Battalion, 111th Avia-
tion Regiment are in Baton
Rouge.
The helicopters also will be
used for search and rescue as
well as humanitarian efforts.
During the 2004 "Summer of
Storms," soldiers and airmen
from the Mississippi, Alabama,
and Louisiana National Guard
responded to Florida.
The Florida National Guard
currently has 74 percent, or
more than 8,000 troops, avail-
able to assist or to respond to re-
quests in neighboring states, as
well as incidents in Florida.


bama can take advantage of this
special pricing and can visit the
children's museum by paying
one day's admission then receiv-
ing free passes for their family
for additional visits.
For information, contact the
museum at 687-3869 or via e-
mail to info@explorationsv.com.


Applicants Are Sought

For Two Judgeships
Applicants are being sought cations, in an original and nine
for tw' new circuit judgeships in copies, to the chairman is 5 p.m.
the Tenth Judicial Circuit that on Sept. 30. Interviews with can-
were created by the Florida Leg- didates will be conducted in Oc-
islature:. tober, and the commission's rec-
The circuit comprises Polk, ommendations are due in the
Hardee and Highlands Counties. governor's office by Oct. 25.
Applicants must have been Other members of the com-
admitted to The Florida Bar for mission are Billy R. Ready of
at least five years, must be regis- Auburndale, vice-chairman; Syl-
tered to vote in Florida, and via Blackmon-Roberts of Lake-
must live in the circuit at the land, Judy Lee Brown of Se-
time they take office. bring, Mitchell D. Franks of
Application forms may be ob- Lakeland, Deborah Lee Oates of
trained From the nominating corn- Bartow, John K. Stargel of Lake-
mission chairman. G. Gregory land, Janet M. Stuart of Lake-
King. State Farm Insurance land, and Donald H. Wilson of
Companies, 7401 Cypress Gar- Bartow.
dens Blvd., Winter Haven. Fla. For more information, contact
33888. or on-line from www.fla- King by phone at 318-4507, by
bar.org. fax at. 318-3317, or on-line at
The deadline for having appli- Greg.king.a5at@statefarm.com.

Bartow City Wide Yard Sale,

Antique Fair Set Sept. 101
SBartow's monthly city wide take part in the yard sale at no
Nard sale and antique fairVwill be fee.
held Saturday. Sept. 10;.in the Main Street Bartow will take
Oaks parking lot at Parker care of advertising. No preregis-
Street and Wilson Avenue, two tration is necessary.
blocks south of Main. The event will be held from 8
Individuals, churches, clubs, a.m. to 3 p.m., with set-up begin-
and organizations are invited to ning at 7 a.m.


Vendors

Sought

For EcoFest
Peace River Environmental
Educatibii Network and Keep
Polk County Beautiful is seeking
vendors for EcoFest on Satur-
day, Oct. 15, from 10 a.m. to 2
p.m., at Camp Wilderness in
Fort Meade.
EcoFest, a Peace River cele-
bration, will feature free activi-
ties and environmental exhibits.
Those interested may call Ka-
tie at 533-8423 by Sept. 15, for
more information or to sign up.
Keep Polk County Beautiful is
an affiliate of Keep America
Beautiful.


The antique fair will continue
as usual, with the fee waived for
this, as well. ..
For further information, call
Missy and Mr. & Mrs. Mac's
Farm Antiques, 534-8282, or
Mary at Main Street Bartow,
519-0508.
Bartow's city wide yard sale
and antique fair is held the sec-
ond Saturday of each month, and
is sponsored by Main Street Bar-
tow, Inc., and the City of Bartow.
'Although Main Street is cur-
rently under construction, all
stores are open for business as
usual.

For the most news in
your area read the
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DISNEY ON ICE and Disney VoluntEARS
will play host to 50 local children through The Pe-
diatric Cancer Foundation to Disney Presents
Pixar's The Incredibles In A Magic Kingdom Ad-
venture on Friday, Sept. 2, at 3:30 p.m., at The
Lakeland Center. Disney On Ice is welcoming the


local children through The Pedi-
atric Cancer Foundation to Dis-
ney Presents Pixar's The In-
credibles In A Magic Kingdom
Adventure on Friday, Sept. 2, at
3:30 p.m., at The Lakeland Cen-
ter.
Disney On Ice welcomes the
children as part of the 50th An-
niversary of Disneyland, helping
to expand the celebration by giv-
ing pediatric cancer patients the
opportunity to experience Disney
festivities in their hometown.
Greeted by Disney Volun-
tEARS ivho will present each


By LETA WRIGHT

The latest news from the Fort
Meade Historical Museum is
good.
Boards and walls have been
replaced. Windows have been re-
placed, and they are now work-
ing on the roof.
It has taken a lot longer than
we ever expected, but things are
now looking up.
Here's hoping it will get fin-
ished before a hurricane hits us
again.
After the roof is finished they
will start on finishing and paint-
ing the walls inside.
The Fort Meade High School
Reunion is scheduled to meet
Oct. 1 at the American Legion
Home for a day of togetherness
and renewing old times. ,The
lunch will be catered at a cost of
$10 per plate. Do make reserva-
tions -with Bubba Woodall at
285-9270, so he will know how
many to order. You are invited to
attend if you graduated from
Fort Meade High School. Reser-
vations must be made.
More on the history of Fort
Meade, this being the sixth writ-
ing in the series.
"In 1864 Fort Meade held a

D.A.N.G.e.R.
Band Concert

This Weekend
The D.A.N.G.e.R. Band will
be performing live at The Studio
Lounge at 4525 South Florida
Avenue in Lakeland (in the
Chili's Plaza), this Friday and
Saturday, Sept. 2-3, from 9 p.m.
to 1 a.m.
There is no cover charge, and
smoking is permitted in the club.
For more information, contact
Nancy at 767-6022, or go. to the
club's website at www.thestudi-
olounge.com.

Achievement
Academy
Meetings Set
Achievement Academy's ex-
ecutive committee will meet
Wednesday, Sept. 7, at 11:30
a.m., and the board of directors
will meet Tuesday, Sept. 13, at 6
p.m.
Both meetings will be held at
the Academy's Lakeland Center
at 716 East Bella Vista Street.
For further information, con-
tact Claire Schwartz at 683-
6504.


and their family members will be
treated to an afternoon of Ameri-
ca's favorite super family the
Incredibles as they try to take
a normal family vacation at the'
Disney Magic Kingdom Park in
a brand new Disney On Ice
event.
"Disney is pure magic for chil-
dren. We are so grateful to give
some extraordinary kids the op-
portunity to experience the
magic first-hand through the
Disney On Ice show," said Bar-
bara Rebold, executive director,
The Pediatric Cancer Founda-


municipal election, which was a
curiosity. Seventy votes were
cast, but all three were thrown
out by inspectors. The three
votes elected T.J. Minor, mayor;
T.B. Sherrill, marshall; F.B.
Harless, clerk and treasurer;
J.G. Carter, Weymyss Jackson,
M. Reif, and B.F. Perry, alder-
men; J.E. Robson and R.C. Hodg-
son, school trustees.
"The votes were thrown out
because in some instances the
ballots were too wide, and the
word 'for' was improperly used
before the name of each office.
"Fort Meade was visited by a
disastrous fire in 1894, the third
in four years. At this time, the
store of Canter, Evans and Com-
pany, the drug store of J.M.
Stangield and Company, Wise
Perry's pool room and Lightsey
and Lewis' meat market was de-
stroyed.
"Fort Meade had a football as-
sociation in 1894, which issued a
challenge to 'any 11 gentlemen
of Bartow, between the ages' of
18 and 25,' for a game on Christ-
mas Day.
"In March 1895,; it was found
that all the town records, tax
books and dockets had been sto-
len. A reward of $100 was of-


ne
e


they present children battling
cancer and their families with
the wonderful gift of an exciting,
carefree night of Disney enter-
tainment."
The Disney On Ice show, pro-
duced by Feld Entertainment,
will be performed at The Lake-
land Center, Friday and Satur-
day, Sept. 2 and 3.
Tickets are on sale now at all
Ticketmaster outlets including
Specs and FYE, The Lakeland
Center Box Office at 701 West
Lime Street, online at ticketmas-
ter.com, or via charge by phone
at 682-5300.


fered for information relative to
the theft.
"In 1895, according to the 1o-
cal chronicler of the time, the fol-
lowing were among the most ac-
tive business institutions -
'Mrs. J.C. Reif was carrying a
large and-varied stock, and was
the proprietor of a well-managed
livery stable. Mr. Hodgson re-
ported boat-building on a boom.
James T. Hancock, Jr., was hus-
tling, while the well known and
well established firm of Flood
and O'Connor were increasing
their large stock, and doing a
good business.
'W.L. Stephens had all he
could attend to. Neither were
there any idle moments in the
State Bank of Fort Meade. Dr.
Mitchell was always interview-
ing or being interviewed, and
had no idle moments on his
hands.
'The Pebble, the local news-
paper, was always rolling. M.M.
Loadholtes and Co., W.A. Evans
and Co., and Stanfield Bros. and
Co. invariable opened up early
and closed very late, having no
time for anything but selling
goods and taking in the cash.' "
More history soon.


American Heart .T,'>
Association ."
Fighting Heart Disease and Stroke
AMERICAN HEART
ASSOCIATION
MEMORIALS&TRIBUTES


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children as part of the 50th Anniversary of Dis-
neyland, helping to expand the celebration by giv-
ing pediatric cancer patients the. opportunity to
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A DRAMATIZED REAL LIFE PRESENTATION YOU'LL NEVER FORGET!
PLAYED BEFORE CAPACITY CROWDS CAST OF FIFTY SOUND AND ULiHTirv5 EFFECTS
Held Over
Sunday Thru Tuesday- September 4, 5, 6, 2005
7 P.M. Nightly
BARTO W FIRSTASSEMBL Y OF GOD
915 South Broadway Bartow, Florida
Free Admission
Nursery & Children's Ministry Provided
For more information call: (863) 533-7488


Bartow Public Library Hosting
Computer Classes This Month


g p For more inormaton, ca *
- Learn how to keep you com- 534-0131. Disney On Ice Hosting 50 Children to Pixar's

Fla. National Guard Responds to The Incredibles In A Magic Kingdom Adventure
Disney On Ice and Disney child with commemorative tion. "Donations such as this o
Hurricane Katrina Relief Efforts VoluntEARS will
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Museum Offering Storm
Relief Pricing for Evacuees


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The Polk County Democrat


September 1, 2005


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

Weighing the Odds of Success


watching the reports of the devastation
created by Hurricane Katrina in Louisiana
and Mississippi and Alabama creates a
new appreciation of Polk County's sur-
vival of three hurricanes last year.
We had blue roofs; they had Coast
Guardsmen hacking holes in roofs to res-
cue people at least 700 of them who
to k.: refuge in attics when water rose to
rooftop leveils..
In Folk County, we wondered how long
i Oould ', k,, to recover; in parts of
Louisiana, lississippi, and Alabama -
c,:i.P ciall in New Orleans we wonder
hC',v r._co c-ry can ever take place. *
\ v> have called it America's tsunami.
NoC we don't belittle the hardships
endured in Polk County. Our homes were
damaged But most of us had homes to
return to, even- to live in as repairs were
made. Our electricity was out, but we had
a safe water supply and, a working sewer
system.
Eighty percent of New Orleans was
flooded. At first, it looked as if the north-
easterly turn of the hurricane would spare
New Orleans the devastation that commu-
nity leaders had. feared for years.
But as levees began failing, as storm
water began backwashing into the city
through storm sewers, it became apparent
that what the winds had spared., the water
would destroy.
New Orleais faces the unique disaster
of being below sea level.
It's not a matter of waiting for the flood
waters to subside. Water will not flow
uphill into Lake Ponchartrain.
One can only wonder what was the rea-
soning of the founders and early leaders of
the city.
Clearly, they thought the ingenuity of
man could overcome the immutable force
of nature.
Clearly, they were wrong.
Polk County has learned that lesson in
its closed basin, developments, but the
scale of the problem in Polk County is
such that in most cases, it can be resolved


I have lived in this house since
Christmas of 1959.
Over the years, a number of
things had to be replaced,
repaired, painted, etc. The one
thing that I never expected hap-
pened last week when the tele-
phone quit working.
It just went dead.
After only 50 years.
All of a sudden I couldn't call
anyone or send out computer arti-
cles. Sparky and I were all alone
in the world, separated from the
rest of the human race.
Sparky didn't care; he doesn't
use the phone. But I had a fit.
What to do?
Call the telephone company, of
course. You can't call the tele-
phone company if your phone
doesn't work.
I finally got it through my thick
head that I couldn't call the tele-
phone company. I decided to go to
the shopping center and buy a cell
phone so I could call the tele-
phone company. It took me three
trips to the shopping center to get
a cell phone. I didn't notice the
hours on the small card on the
door until my second trip. It
opened at 10 a.m.
The young man in charge of
the store was from South
Kazakhstan or maybe Brooklyn.
He had an accent that I couldn't
place and didn't speak
"Southern" as I do. I told him that


by pumping.
Not prevented, but resolved.
The disasters in New Orleans, in Biloxi,
in Gulfport, in Pascagoula, in Mobile, and
in other Gulf Coast cities, large and small
- the devastation that everyone hoped,
and many doubtless believed, "could
never happen here" happened.
There is a lesson there for Florida's
coastal cities, especially Tampa. The
Federal Emergency Management Agency
has listed our neighbor to the west as one
of the five American cities most vulnerable
to a Category 5 hurricane. The lessons of
Katrina must not be lost on Tampa.
For man's inhumanity to man, looters in
the wake of a disaster of this magnitude
rank only slightly higher on the food chain
than child molesters and con men who
prey on the elderly. The sense of disgust in
watching some stealing amenities for their
homes while others are grieving over the
loss of their homes defies description.
The hurricane underscored the impor-
tance of the National Guard in its role as
the state militia an organized, disci-
plined, trained and equipped force that
can respond to any disaster at the call of
the governor.
Pentagon war planners have said they
will leave at least half of each state's
National Guard at home as other
Guardsmen are mobilized for the Global
War on Terror. Hurricane Katrina has
shown the importance of that policy.

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I had come in to buy a telephone
so I could call the telephone com-
pany.
"You want to call the telephone
company?"
"Yes, my telephone doesn't
work."
After some conversation that
made absolutely no sense to me, I
told him to just sell me a tele-
phone and not worry about why.
I couldn't wait to get home and
call the telephone company. I
dialed the new phone and noth-
ing happened. After reading the
instructions, I got out the charger
and plugged it in. It was six hours
before I was able to reach the tele-
phone company.
The lady at the telephone com-
pany was very sympathetic and
after checking my credit to be sure
I was paid up, said she would
send a man out to check it over. I
breathed a sigh of relief. She said
he would be out on Saturday at
the latest, and asked for my cell
phone number so he could let me
know when he was coming.
On Saturday morning, Mr.
Michael Bugg showed up to fix
my phone. He was a handsome
young man who arrived in a tele-
phone truck and looked like he
just stepped out of an ad for
Southern Bell. He had a belt
around his waist with what
looked like the contents of the
truck hanging from it. I didn't


know what all of the tools were,
except I did recognize a pair of
needle nose pliers.
Sparky was tickled to death to
see him. So was I, except I didn't
attempt to jump up and kiss him
in the face. Sparky is very
excitable and affectionate.
It seems that there were too
many wires in the basement that I
couldn't explain. There were also
three telephones of different ages,
two of them with round dials on
them, and a burglar alarm that I
had taken out because I didn't like
the company that put it in.
There was also a phone con-
nection from the room in the base-
ment that Blake had used for his
office before he got married.
There was a separate line for Aunt
Freida's telephone that was still
active, even though I had can-
celed it when she died.
I had often wondered what all
the wires in the basement were for
and when I asked Mr. Bugg, he
didn't know, either. I had picked
up the phone down there once
and heard someone speaking in
Spanish on it. I hope I wasn't pay-
ing their telephone bill.
I wouldn't be surprised if Mr.
Michael Bugg wound up being
president of the telephone compa-
ny one day. He looks like the pres-
ident of a company now.
Thank you, Mr. Bugg.
Sparky says, "Hello."


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Of my many shortcomings,
being a pedophile is not among
them.
I take a perverse satisfaction in
the knowledge that within
America's prison system, child
abusers are at the bottom of the
pecking order. They are the low-
est of the low.
With that disclaimer, I cannot
understand why the attorney
general of Nebraska is deter-
mined to prosecute a statutory
rape charge against a 22-year-old
man who married a 14-year-old
girl.
Married her legally.
In the United States.
With her parents' blessing.
Matthew Koso of Falls City,
Neb., married a girl named
Crystal, presumably great with
child, in May. Their daughter was
born in late August.
They went to Kansas to get
married, because the minimum
age for marriage in Nebraska is
17, while in Kansas, it's 12.


Most right-thinking (and
many left-thinking) Americans
undoubtedly consider 12 to be a
little too young to be getting mar-
ried; after all, Toto, not all of us
are in Kansas any more.
But the good people of Kansas
have decided that young love can
be true love, and Matthew did
what was once called "the honor-
able thing," apparently without
so much as the barrel of a shot-
gun encouraging him to say "I
do."
The bridegroom's parents say
they are proud of him for not
becoming a deadbeat dad.
"He could have left, but he
didn't," his mother said.
In 2002, the last year for which
statistics are available, Nebraska
recorded 25 births to girls
younger than 15. The statistics
don't say how many of them
were married, but I would wager
that they were in the minority.
Jon Bruning, Nebraska's attor-
ney general, has declared: "We


don't want grown men having
sex with young girls," a policy
that apparently makes no excep-
tions for those who marry them.
In a nation in which close to
one-half of first marriages end in
divorce, it appears unlikely that
the state can predict, let alone
enforce, lasting unions. There are
some things that the state just
can't accomplish.
For his part, Matthew Koso
lives in the basement of his par-
ents' home, caring for his daugh-
ter, Samara Ann Koso, while his
bride continues her studies in the
ninth grade.
He faces a prison sentence of
from one to 50 years if convicted
of statutory rape.
The attorney general's office,
according to a New York Times
story, "has been deluged with let-
ters, a vast majority angrily urg-
ing he leave the couple alone."
And the governor of Kansas
said she will propose that the
Legislature raise the marriage-


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


Fifty Years Ago

S.V. Bowers, who has sold
newspapers at Main Street and
Central Avenue for more than a
decade, retired this week due to a
heart condition. The principal
assets of his business have been a
folding chair and the public side-
walk. He now owns his own
home on State Road 60 about
three-and-a-half miles west' of
Bartow, and several pieces of
rental property nearby.
After a three-day hearing,
Circuit Judge W.P. Allen yester-
day denied a motion to dismiss
an injunction against mass pick-
eting by members of ICWUI Local
35 of International Minerals &
Chemical Corp. installations.
City Commissioner C.W. Long
has resigned from the city com-
mission, effective Sept. 1.,
because his business he is a
furniture dealer will require
him to be out of the city frequent-
ly in the future. He is in the first
year of his second three-year
term on the commission.
A costly dynamite explosion,
shots fired over the head of a
guard, and a series of fast-break-
ing legal movements marked the
end of the 13th week of the strike
against IMCC here. Sheriff Pat
Gordon and company officials
agreed that dynamite definitely
was the cause of the blast which
cause an estimated $75,000 dam-
age to the company's sulfuric
acid plant. A union official, asked
for comment, said, "We don't
even know it was dynamite."


Forty-Five Years Ago

A run-off election on a bar-
gaining agent for employees of
Virginia-Carolina Chemical Corp.


is in prospect, but it may be sev-
eral weeks before a final decision
is made. If held, the run-off will
be between Southern Conference
of Teamsters and V-C. Definitely
eliminated is International
Chemical Workers Union.
Opening day attendance at
Bartow area schools jumped 7.1
percent. At noon today, 4,365
youngsters had registered, an
increase of 326 over last year.
Bartow Elementary, Union
Academy Elementary, and
Bartow Junior High all are
crowded UA Elementary so
much so that the first three
grades of the Negro school are on
split shifts.
Foy E. King, 70, a retired meat
plant manager, died Saturday
afternoon at Bartow Memorial
Hospital. He had been in ill
health for several years, but was
in the hospital only one day.

Forty Years Ago

A delegation of Azalea Park
residents asked the city commis-
sion Monday night to provide
prompt and permanent relief
from the flooding problems of
Azalea Lake. They said past
assurances have fallen through
and asked the city to pay for
damage caused by the flooding.
Frank M. Murphy Corp. ranks
148th among the nation's top 400
largest construction contractors,
according to a survey published
by Engineering News-Record
magazine.
A group of Bartowans has
bought part interest in a piece of
property near the Bartow golf
course, with the hope of building
a country club, M.E. Ewing, pres-
ident of Peace River Country
Club, Inc., announced today.
Polk County schools opened


on a racially integrated basis
today without a ripple anywhere
to disturb the peaceful relation-
ships for which school officials
and community leaders have
been aiming.

Thirty-Five Years Ago

City commissioners are plan-
ning to permit liquor sale in
Bartow on Sunday afternoons, in
line with a similar decision by the
county commission last week. By
unanimous vote, commissioners
instructed the city attorney to
draw an appropriate amendment
to the city's liquor ordinance.
Mr. and Mrs. Talbert B. Fowler
have received word that their
son, Dr. Stewart H. Fowler, is the
recipient of the 1970
Distinguished Teacher Award
presented by the American
Society of the Animal Sciences.
Nancy Rouse was selected
Miss Bartow Saturday night, and
was picked by the other contes-
tants as Miss Congeniality.
Joanne Bowden and Debbie Lang
were named first and second run-
ner-up, respectively.

Thirty Years Ago

John W. Hunt of Alturas has


been elected president of the
Florida Assn. of Conservation
Districts.
Fred Ridley of Winter Haven,
three-time winner of the Girls
Villa Classic golf tournament,
went after bigger game this year
and won the U.S. Amateur at
Richmond, Va.

Twenty-Five Years Ago

Pay raises for key city employ-
ees were approved by the Bartow
city commission Monday night.
City Mgr. James E. O'Connor
from $26,500 to $30,000; City
Clerk Werner Jones from $22,260
to $24,500; and City Attorney
George Dunlap from $18,000 to
$19,800. Commissioners, who
receive $50 a month voted 3-to-2
against raising their pay to $100,
but indicated that they may raise
their pay as airport authority
board members from zero to $50.
Back-to-school bargains at
Men's and Boy's Wear: Levi's
Pants, values to $20, sizes 25 to
33, $5.88 a pair; youthsizes 8 to
14, student sizes 25 to 28, and
men's sizes 28 to 38, $9.88 a pair.
Chek drinks, 6 12-oz. cans $1.
A&W Root Beer, 6-pk. 12-oz. cans
$1.49; Pepsi-Cola 4 32-oz. bottles,
$1, at Winn Dixie.


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able age.
What are the chances that the
marriage of Mr. and Mrs.
Matthew Koso will survive?
Statistically, about one in two,
given the best of circumstances,
which arguably their marriage
does not enjoy.
But what are the chances that
little Samara Ann will grow up to
be a stable, well-adjusted, pro-
ductive citizen if she is raised by
a 14-year-old ninth grader while
her father is locked away in
prison until she becomes a grand-
mother? Probably not quite as
favorable as the prospects for the
marriage of Matthew and Crystal
Koso.
I find myself in agreement
with one of the 250 or so people
who have written the attorney
general:
"I'm sure your time can be bet-
ter spent putting away real crimi-
nals."


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Obituaries


Alicia Mott Geohagan

Alicia Mott
Geohagan
Alicia Mott Geohagan, 56, of
Lakeland, died of cancer
Wednesday, Aug. 31, 2005, at
her home.
Mrs. Geohagan was born in
Lakeland on Sept. 3, 1948, and
returned to the area 10 months
ago from Beaufort, S.C.
She was a homemaker, and a
member of Community Bible
Church in Beaufort. She was ac-
tive in Bible Study Fellowship in
Charlotte, N.C., and in Commu-
nity Bible Study in Beaufort.
She also was a member of the
Beaufort Art Association.
Mrs. Geohagan is survived by
her husband, Larry J. Geohagan;
two daughters, Tami Parks of
Chester, Va., and Kimberly Geo-
hagan of Charlotte, N.C.; her
mother, Margaret Mott of Bar-
tow; three brothers, Randy Mott
of Bartow, Benny Mott of Haines
City, and Eric Mott of Bartow;
three sisters, Linda Mott of Win-
ter Haven, Jan Touchtone of
Winter Haven, and Susan.
Nimke of Bartow; one grandson,
Joshua Parks of Chester, Va.;
and one granddaughter, Sarah
Parks of Chester, Va.
Visitation: Monday, Sept. 5,
from 6 to 8 p.m., at Whidden-.
McLean Funeral Home in Bar-
tow.
The funeral: Tuesday, Sept. 6,
at 10 a.m., at- the funeral home,.
with Dr. Al Cadenhead and Dr.
David Parks officiating.
Memorial contributions:
American Brain Tumor Associa-
tion, 2720 River Road, Des
Plaines, Ill. 60018.


Ernest N.
Williams, Sr.
Ernest N. Williams, Sr., 94, of
Cuba, Kan., formerly of
Wauchula, died Monday, Aug.
29, 2005, of heart failure.
Born in Zolfo Springs on May,
11, 1911, Mr. Williams moved to
Cuba, Kan., a couple of years ago
from Wauchula.
He was a supervisor for U.S.
Sugar Company, where he also
served as union president, and
he worked at U.S. Corps of Engi-
neers. He was a member of the
International Association of Me-
chanics and Aerospace Workers,
the Game and Fresh Water Com-
mission, .and the Gulf and West-
ern Sugar Company.
Mr. Williams was Baptist.
He is survived by three sons,
Ernest N. Williams, Jr., of Nash-
ville, Tenn., Hilton A. Williams
of Brantley, Ala., and G.W. Wil-
liams of Englewood, Fla.; three
daughters, Margie Nell Stanford
of Wauchula, Patricia Pauline
Smith of Arcadia, and Donna
Gall Owen of Cuba, Kan.; 19
grandchildren; 36 great-grand-
children; and five great-great-
grandchildren.
The funeral: Thursday, Sept.
1, at 11 a.m., at First Baptist
Church of Zolfo Springs.
Interment: Friendship Ceme-
tery, Zolfo Springs.
Arrangements: McLean Fu-
neral Home in Fort Meade.


The first Christmas greeting
card was printed in England in
1842 and is now in the British
Museum.


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MAGIC ON MAIN committee members Pat Huff, city commis-
sioner, and Pam Mitchell of Citrus & Chemical Bank, review details
of the lighting plan for downtown Bartow buildings. White lights
will be placed along the buildings' rooftops as part of the Magic on
Main event on Nov. 19 that will celebrate the completion of the
Main Street renovations. (Bartow Chamber photo)


Crop, Livestock Disaster

Assistance Deadline Nearing


State Executive Director
Kevin Kelley is urging farmers
and ranchers to sign-up for the
Crop Disaster Program (CDP)
and Livestock Assistance Pro-
gram (LAP) in advance of the ap-
proaching deadline.
"These programs have helped
thousands of producers recover
from the devastating effects of
severe weather in counties that
have received a presidential dis-
aster declaration," Kelley said. "I
encourage all eligible farmers
and ranchers to enroll in these
programs now before the sign-up
periods close in order to partici-
pate and receive this valuable
assistance."
For the CDP 2003 and 2004,
the sign-up deadline is Sept. 9.
For the CDP 2005, the enroll-
ment period ends Dec. 16.
The CDP provides assistance
to producers who suffered 2003,
2004, or 2005 crop losses as the
result of damaging weather or
related conditions.
The 2005 crop losses are lim-
ited to those losses caused by a
hurricane season in counties
that had a presidential disaster
declaration.
Nearly $2 billion has been
paid to producers since sign-up
began in mid-March 2005.
Producers can receive disaster
benefits for crop losses for only
one of the 2003, 2004, or 2005


crop years.
However, if a producer has
been paid a CDP payment for a
2003 or 2004 crop loss and is
subsequently approved for a
CDP payment for a greater 2005
crop loss, the amount of the 2003
or 2004 payment will be de-
ducted from the 2005 payment
and the difference will be paid to
the producer.
The sign-up period for LAP
2003 and 2004 ends Sept. 9. The
LAP provides payments to live-
stock producers for grazing
losses that occurred in 2003 or
2004 if the producers' grazing
lands are in counties declared
primary disaster areas under
presidential or secretarial decla-
rations.
Livestock producers in con-
tiguous counties are not eligible.
Payments to producers enrolled
in LAP are expected to begin in
late summer.
USDA also has made other
programs available to assist
farmers and ranchers, including
the Emergency Conservation
Program, Federal Crop Insur-
ance, Noninsured Crop Disaster
Assistance Program, and emer-
gency loans.
USDA's website at http://dis-
aster.fsa.usda.gov/, provides pro-
ducers with details on new and
existing disaster assistance.


Real Estate Investment

Presentation Set in Bartow


Edward Jones investment
representative Shane Nelson of
Bartow will host a free, one-hour
satellite broadcast titled, "Real
Estate Real Investment?" on
Tuesday, Sept. 13, at 11:30 a.m.,
at 1490 North Wilson Avenue,
Bartow.
While home values across the
United States skyrocket, some
believe a real estate bubble is
nearing, Nelson says. Whether
investors should be investing
now in real estate or the stock
market will be discussed.


Job Fair

To Be Held

Sept. 21
Polk Works and the Lakeland
Housing Authority will sponsor a
job fair and career day at the
Lakeland Center on Sept. 21
from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Corporate sponsors are Cardi-
nal Health, Cutrale Citrus
Juices, GC Services, Keiser Col-
lege, Watson Clinic, Walt Disney
World, ICT Group, CTL Distri-
bution, Inc., and Coca-Cola
North America.
Registration for booths is
$139 until Sept. 7, $155 thereaf-
ter, plus $40 for electrical serv-
ice.
For more information, contact
Joanie Murray at the Polk
Works One-Stop Center 683-
5627 ext. 103 orjoaniemurray@
polkworks.org.


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Presenters also will speak on:
The risk of overloading one's
portfolio with real estate.
Why unrealistic expecta-
tions are feeding the frenzy.
How to invest in real estate
without lpans or a mortgage.
This interactive event is pre-
sented at select Edward Jones
branch offices nationwide via the
firm's private video network.
To reserve a seat or for more
information about the Sept. 13
program, call Sharon at 533-
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Monthly Friday
Fest Sept. 16
Bartow's monthly Friday Fest
will be held Friday, Sept. 16,
from 6 to 9 p.m., on South Cen-
tral Avenue in downtown Bar-
tow.
The street party features live
music, food, drinks, and chil-
dren's activities.
This month's entertainment
will be "Mustang Sally and the
Ham Joes."
Friday Fest is held on the
third Friday of each month. It is
hosted by Main Street Bartow,
Inc., and the City of Bartow.
For more information, call
519-0508.


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Governor Bush has pro-
claimed "Workforce Develop-
ment Week in Florida" to be
from Sept. 4 to Sept. 10.
This statewide event has
evolved out of "HELP the Unem-
ployed Week," which was created
by Christian HELP, an employ-
ment ministry in Casselberry, in
1994, and first 'proclaimed for
Central Florida by Governor
Chiles.
The first week included a
number of events including a job
fair with 29 employers meeting
with 256 job seekers and result-
ing in 85 hirings.
It continued to grow until
2001, when Governor Bush
agreed to the first Governor's
Job Fair as the centerpiece of the
renamed "Workforce Develop-
ment Week in Central Florida."
This time, 65 employers met
with 2,760 job seekers resulting
in 462 hirings.
By this time, Christian HELP
and its subsidiary, Central Flor-
ida Employment Council, were
placing around 4,000 people in
jobs annually and ranked as the
number one Private Permanent
Placement Agency in Central
Florida by the Orlando Business
Journal.
Last year, the Governor al-


lowed the president to have his
first Central Florida Job Fair on
"Workforce Development Week
in Central Florida."
The results were 697 people
hired by 85 employers. The job
seekers attending peeked at
4,200 in the high unemployment
year of 2002. The President's Job
Fair moved to July in 2005.
This year, the Governor's Job
Fair is back on Sept. 8 at the
Central Florida Fairgrounds as
the centerpiece of the governor's
extended "Workforce Develop-
ment Week in Florida."
A record of more than 120 em-
ployers have signed up to partici-
pate and a record number of
hires is expected, based on the
first four CFEC/Christian HELP
job fairs of 2005 averaging 1,120
placements.
Workforce Central Florida is
cosponsoring the Sept. 8 event
with Christian HELP and the
CFEC.
Full details of this Job Fair
are available online at
www.cfec.org, or by calling 407-
834-4022.
Job seekers are advised to
register at www.cfec.org to avoid
long lines.
The event runs from noon to 4
p.m.


Roosevelt Bentley was se-
lected as Minerals East Em-
ployee of the Month at Mosaic
for August.
Roosevelt is a supervisor at
the Noralyn facility.
"Roosevelt is self motivated
and feels total responsibility for
the Noralyn Prep operation,"
said his nominator, Kay Bour-
que. "He truly knows every tiny
detail about the operation, and I
have not seen a situation come
up that he has not handled well.
"He exemplifies the type of
leader that Mosaic values. He is
committed to Mosaic, to its vi-
sion, its principles, its custom-
ers, and its employees. He per-
forms to an excellent standard
and expects the same from all
his employees."
Roosevelt has been at Noralyn
Prep for 36 years.


Polk County motorists may
now purchase Florida specialty
license plates on-line.
Polk is the first county in
Florida to offer this option.
Specialty tags were created by
the Legislature in 1990 to allow
tag-holders to support their
favorite college, sports team or
good cause with the purchase of
one of more than 100 tags which
promote various non-profit or-
ganizations and environmental
efforts.
The purchase can be made on-
line at the www.PolkTaxes.com


Debra Wroten, trust officer at
Citrus & Chemical Bank, has
graduated from the Florida
Bankers Association Graduate
Trust School at the University of
South Florida in Tampa, Samuel
Hart, executive vice-president of
investment management and
trust services, announced.
The school consists of a week
of resident study each summer
for two years as well as exten-
sion problems between resident
sessions. The curriculum is de-
signed to provide comprehensive

Winn-Dixie
Collects Funds
For Red Cross
Winn-Dixie stores throughout
the Southeast have implemented
a "Neighbors Helping Neighbors"
program to help provide relief to
victims of Hurricane Katrina.
Customers going through
check-out can ask the cashier to
add any amount to their bill to
be sent to the American Red
Cross Disaster Relief Fund.


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website.
Beginning Sept. 1, there are
lower fees for regular Internet
and telephone renewals. The
2.95 percent "convenience fees"
are being dropped in an effort to
drive more transactions through
the website and automated tele-
phone system.
This fee reduction applies
only to regular registration re-
newals conducted on-line or by
way of automated telephone and
does not include specialty tag se-
lections or other types of tax col-
lector's office transactions.


practical training in areas of
trust banking.
The Grad Level I class covers
administration of estates and
the Grad Level II class is de-
voted to the administration of
trusts.
Citrus and Chemical Bank is
the largest independent commu-
nity bank in Polk County with
10 offices and assets in excess of
$700 million.



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JOHNATHON MITCHELL AND MATTHEW OVERTON get
ready to cut the ribbon the celebrate the opening of Printing
Impressions and Office Supplies, Inc., with Greater Bartow Chamber
of Commerce and city officials at 1510 North Park Ave. Printing
Impressions offers offices supplies and copying services, including the


only blue-print copying service in Bartqw. The owner, Vicki Overton
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OPEN HOUSE and a Chamber of Commerce
ribbon cutting were celebrated Aug. 25 at the
Stanford Inn. New owners George and Carole
Robertson-Burnett help their daughter, Pippa, snip
the ribbon with giant, golden scissors. Friends,
neighbors and inn guests joined Chamber members


CARL BURGESS prepares to cut the ribbon to
celebrate the remodeling of REI Communciations
with Greater Bartow Chamber of Commerce and
city officials at 1005 Polk St. Suite A. REI
Communications has recently expanded its services
to include HDTV and hi-speed Internet access. The
owner said it is the only fully minority-owned com-


at the occasion. George is originally from Scotland
and Carole from England, so Pippa could be consid-
ered "Scotlish," Bartow Chamber President
Barbara Newell joked. The bed and breakfast is at
555 Stanford Avenue in Bartow. (Staff photo by
Peggy Kehoe)


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CECILIA AND JOYCE BURGESS (fourth and
fifth from left) snip the ribbon with Greater Bartow
Chamber of Commerce and city officials at the
opening of Heavenly Hats & More at 1005 Polk St.
Suite B. The store will cater to women with a "keen
sense, of fashion," offering hats, floral arrange-


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president, said this was a lifelong dream for Cecilia
Burgess, who she remembered dressing her at the
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Polk SAT Scores Improve

Half of Polk County high schools improved their overall 200,4-2005 SAT scores from last year. Among
the Polk highlights:
Eight high schools improved their overall scores from last year (Auburndale, Frostproof, George
Jenkins, 11aines City, Harrison Arts, Lake Gibson, McKeel and Mulberry).
Two schools' overall scores exceed national and state averages (Hlarrison Arts, International Bacca-
laureate).
Three schools' overall scores exceed the state average (Auburndale, Frostproof, George Jenkins),
George Jenkins and Lake Gibson high schools improved their verbal, math and overall scores with
more students at their respective schools taking the test.
SAT VERBAL MATH OVERALL # students VERBAL MATH OVERALL # students
2005 2005 2005 taking test 2004 2004 2004 taking test
Polk 487 486 973 1,785 488 489 977 1,789
Florida 498 498 996 93,505 499 499 998 87,290
U.S. 508 520 1028 1.48 mill 508 518 1026 1.42 mill

High Schools
Auburndale 508 512 1020 88 498 502 1000 95
Bartow 458 453 911 110 466 470 936 115
Fort Meade 433 431 864 36 441 448 889 43
Frostproof 500 498 998 24 488 491 979 27
George Jenkins 507 508 1015 288 501 498 999 243
Haines City 444 446 890 116 431 440 871 140
Harrison Arts *562 521 1083 62 554 515 1069 75
Int'l Baccalaureate 669 648 1317 55 669 649 1318 54
Kathleen 454 441 895 91 472 470 942 81
Lake Gibson 477 469 946 191 469 465 934 146
Lake Region 483 495 978 127 486 501 987 165
Lake Wales 452 461 913 110 463 479 942 114
Lakeland 485 494 979 199 494 '503 997 210
McKeel 469 489 958 55 467 470 937 39
Mulberry 472 462 934 61 468 459 927 54
.Winter Haven 477 483 960 172 492 491 983 188


Bold numbers indicate improved scores from last year


The SAT is an optional test and most students taking the test are planning for post-secon
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the Department of Environmen-
tal Protection (DEP) reported
that more:than 162'million-gal-,
Ions of fuel was in storage or at
Florida's ports for 'distribution
throughout the state.
"The State of Florida is work-
ing with petroleum companies to0
maintain fuel levels even as the
industry begins assessing the
impact of Hurricane Katrina to
refineries," said DEP Secretary
ColleeAn M., ,,Castille.,,"Over the
next 48 hours, contingency plans
will begin to take affect to miini-
mize supply interruptions. In the
meantime, residents can con-
tinue to 4o their part by pur-
chasing and using fuel responsi-.
blf. The Florida panhandle and
our Gulf neighbors will need the
support and consideration of
every consumer as they conduct
emergency response activities
and begin to rebuild critical in-
frastructure."
'As .in any hurricane emer-,
gency, fuel will be replenished
based on regional priorities. Fuel
is reserved first for emergency i
crews and first responders. Sup-
plies are then replenished.at re-
taft gas stations with available
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and availability, companies will
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ies from Texas, northeastern
states, and Europe. In addition,.
DEP has been working with the
U.S. Environmental Protection
Agency to temporarily waive cer-
tain federal fuel requirements to
increase gasoline supply and
provide diesel fuel for emergency
vehicles and utility repair vehi-
cles during the storm recovery.
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to deliver an additional' 931 mit-
lion gallons of field td 'the' Sun-
shine State. Ports throughout
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than 51 million gallons in stor-
age with an additional 35 million
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with another 10 million gallons
due to arrive over the next three
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than 60 million gallons of fuel in
storage, with close to 53 million
gallons expected over the next
three days.
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pected to open to ocean traffic
and currently have more than
seven million gallons on site for
delivery.
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residents recover frpm Hurri-
cane Katrina, consumers .pay
experience spot shortages or long
lines at retail outlets.,
DEP is encouraging Florida
residents to continue.to use fuel
supplies prudently in the after-
math of Hurricane Katrina as
the petroleum industry assesses
impacts to offshore rigs, refiner-
ies, and supply terminals in Lou-
isiana, Mississippi, and Ala-
bama.
"Residents in South Florida
demonstrated forethought and
patience during the approach
,and in the aftermath of Hurri-
'chne Katrina," said Allan,:Bed-
well, DEP deputy secretary for
regulatory programs and energy.
"Despite long lines and tempo-
rary outages, residents took the
appropriate action to prepare for
the storm's impacts while leav-
ing adequate fuel for their neigh-
bors.
"We should be prepared to
take similar measures in the
days ahead,,-recognizing that if
we use supplies wisely,, there'
will be more available to meet
the needs of those communities
seriously impacted by this monu-
mental storm."
On an average day, consum-
ers in Florida use approximately
23 million gallons of gasoline. In
an average month, fuel suppliers
distribute 750 million gallons'in.
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Received Recognition


Douglass Screen Printers
(DSP) of Lakeland has been rec-
ognized by WBENC (Women
Business Enterprise National
Council), NWBOC (National
Women's Business Owners Cor-
poration), and the State of Flor-
ida as a Woman Business Enter-
prise and as a Woman Owned
Business.
These certifications assist
DSP in the procurement and
vendor diversity sectors, and al-
low for a woman owned business
to expand their marketing oppor-
tunities and eliminate barriers
in the marketplace.
WBENC is an advocate of
women-owned businesses as sup-
pliers to America's corporations.
WBENC also provides its corpo-
rate members and certified
WBEs with access to a. range of
B2B sourcing tools including, an
internet database that contains
information on certified women's
businesses for purchasing man-


agers nationwide.
NWBOC provides a national
certification program for women
owned and controlled business
as an alternative to the multiple
state and local certifications re-
quired by many public and pri-
vate sector agencies. NWBOC
was created in response to needs
identified by the Procurement
Special Interest Group of
NAWBO.
The State of Florida also pro-
vides a better process for women
owned businesses to acquire
knowledge and resources for pro-
curement. Through their diver-
sity program, women owned
businesses can compete with non
minority business and be recog-
nized when contracts are
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UF Researchers Say. Displaced Gopher

Tortoises Might Survive On Islands


The gopher tortoise, a burrow-
ing reptile unique to the U.S.
Southeast, is gradually disap-
pearing because the dry, sandy
upland where it commonly
dwells is ideal for development.
But University of Florida re-
searchers say the tortoise's abil-
ity to survive in coastal areas
may be one key to future preser-
vation efforts.
A UF study of gopher tor-
toises on small islands near St.
Augustine could reveal whether
displaced colonies can be suc-
cessfully relocated to similar
sites in Florida and other states,
said Dana Ehret, a doctoral stu-
dent with UF's Institute of Food
and Agricultural Sciences.
"Not much is known about go-
pher tortoise populations on
small islands, because research-
ers have pretty much overlooked
them," Ehret said. "For example,
we don't know how common
these populations are, how the
tortoises cope with the constant
exposure to salt, or how they
manage to keep their burrows
from being flooded by the higher
water table."
Gopher tortoise burrows are a
familiar sight in'rural inland ar-
eas from Louisiana to South
Carolina, the tortoise's native
range, he said. Marked by piles
of sand at their entrances, the
'burrows can be 10 feet deep and
40 feet long.
More than 360 other species
use the burrows for shelter.


The UF study focuses on go-
pher tortoise populations on five
small islands in the Atlantic In-
tracoastal Waterway, he said.
Despite the reptiles' size up to
15 pounds and ponderous ap-
pearance, they float and are
sometimes observed swimming.
Hundreds of islands are found
throughout the waterway, which
is a series of bays, estuaries, and
navigation channels reaching
from Miami to Norfolk, Va.,
Moulton said. Other islands
along the Atlantic and Gulf
coasts might also be suitable as
tortoise habitat.
"We hope that with the right
preparation, some of these is-
lands could serve as homes for
gopher tortoises and possibly for
beach mice, indigo snakes, and
other species impacted by devel-
opment," he said. "It might be'
possible to construct new islands
specifically for this purpose."
This fall, Ehret will help
monitor an experimental effort
to relocate Florida gopher tor-'
toises to an island home. A Fla-
gler County developer has
worked with state agencies for
several years to arrange the relo-


cation, which is aimed at estab-
lishing a permanent tortoise ref-
uge, Ehret said.
"Just by coincidence, this pro-
ject had been developing inde-
pendently of our UF research
and I jumped at the chance to
get involved," Ehret said. "By ob-
serving newly introduced tor-
toises in a coastal habitat we
may learn things that help us fo-
cus our own research."
Gopher tortoise management
efforts need to be stepped up
throughout the Southeast, said,
Craig Guyer, a biological sci-
ences professor at Auburn Uni-
versity in Auburn, Ala. Loss of
habitat is the most serious
threat facing gopher tortoise
populations in all six states
where the animal is found. ,
"Florida is 10 years ahead of
everyone else in terms of bump-
ing into this problem and being
'forced to come, up with solu-
tions," Guyer said. "The idea of
setting aside land for a perma-
nent gopher' tortoise habitat is
catching on here in Alabama,
and I'll, be; interested to see if
that proves viable, in coastal ar-
eas in Florida."


1lIl,


The tortoises are protected by
Florida law, and developers have
several options when specimens
are found in areas slated for con-
struction, Ehret said. They can
build at a distance from burrows,
move tortoises to other parts of
the same property, relocate tor-
toises to distant properties, or
obtain permits allowing work to
proceed in exchange for financial
support of tortoise conservation.
The latter option preserves
tortoises and habitat elsewhere,
but animals on the development
site are often lost when burrows
' collapse, he said.
Developers often prefer to ob-
tain the permits due to time con-
straints, Ehret said. Some tor-
toise experts consider the per-
mits an acceptable though not
ideal option, and believe pre-
sent relocation efforts have not
succeeded as a 'conservation
Measuree'
S "Relocation souni.ds like, a .
great idea, but ,in' practice. it's ,
had problems," Ehret said. "For
developers, there's a lot of work


involved in capturing tortoises
and arranging for them to be
placed, on other property. Re-
searchers are concerned that if
the new habitat isn't just right
the tortoises will leave, and may
end up injured or killed any-
"' ,Va y ." "" :
Another drawback to current
relocation efforts is that toitoises
placed on privately owned land
could be displaced again by fu-
ture development, said Mike
Moulton, a UF associate profes-.
sor of wildlife ecology anid con,-
servation and Ehret's faculty ad-
viser. The UF researchers be-'
lieve a better option may be to
relocate tortoises on small is-
lands likely to remain undevel-
oped, either due to government
protection or simply because
they are unsuitable for develop-
ment.


MIKE MOULTON, an associate professor with the University of
Florida's Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences, checks a go-,
pher tortoise burrow in Gainesville. Moulton is studying whether
gopher tortoises displaced by inland development could be relocated
to coastal islands protected from development. Found only in six
Southeastern states, the reptiles are disappearing due to loss of
habitat. -,(AP photo/University of Florida/IFAS/Thomas Wright)


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Approximately 100 colleges
and universities are expected to
participate and all students and
parents are invited to attend and
speak with the college and uni-


Good Shepherd Hospice offers
grief support groups for adults
who have experienced the death
of a loved one.
The groups meet once a week
for six weeks and provide strate-
gies for coping with the sense of
loss.
The next session is scheduled
for Tuesdays, Sept. 13 through
Oct. 18, at First. Presbyterian
Church of Winter Haven. The
group will meet from 10:30 a.m.
to noon,
A similar program will be of-
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at the Good Shepherd Hospice
office in Haines City, 280 Patter-
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housing, scholarships, financial
assistance and other issues.
Parking is available on the
Florida Southern campus.
Call Kay Noble, Polk schools
guidance specialist, at 534-0027
for further information on the
college fair.


call Angel Barnett at 616-2825.
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organization that provides pa-
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months of a life-limiting illness.
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Consumers Warned About
Possible Hurricane Relief Scams


Florida Agriculture and Con-
sumer Services Commissioner
Charles H. Bronson is urging
people to check out charities be-
fore donating money to victims
of Hurricane Katrina.
There is a potential for scam
artists posing as relief agencies
for the storm victims in Florida
and elsewhere.
In Florida, most charities are
required to register with the
Florida Department of Agricul-
ture and Consumer Services and
provide financial information,
such as how much is raised, and
how much is spent on adminis-
trative costs, fundraising and on
the program services.
Charities that solicit in Flor-
ida are included in this require-
ment even if they are located out
of state.
The department has received
complaints in the past about or-
ganizations seeking help for dis-
aster victims and pocketing the
money. It is difficult to investi-
gate these crimes because the
scam artists often disappear
from an area by the time con-
sumers realize they have been
conned.
Out of state charities are es-
pecially difficult to follow up on,
so it's important that people take
the time to check the back-
ground of a charity prior to mak-
ing a donation.
"I certainly support the idea
of people helping those who have
been victimized by this terrible
hurricane, but I also want to en-
sure that their generosity goes to
the purpose for which it is in-
tended," Bronson said. "By tak-
ing the time to do a little re-
search, people can make sure
that they don't become victims of
scam artists."
Consumers can call the Divi-
sion of Consumer Services hot-
line at 1-800-HELPFLA (1-800-
435-7352) to verify that a charity


is properly registered or exempt
from registration, find out how
an organization spends its dona-
tions, and check on the com-
plaint history of a charity.
Charities that are located out
of state and do not solicit in Flor-
ida do not have to be registered.
Bronson says people who get a
phone number of an out-of-state
charity from a satellite news
broadcast or the Internet may
not be able to do a background
check on the organization.
He encourages consumers
who want to help storm victims
outside of Florida to donate to
charities that are well-known
and have established reputa-
tions.
Bronson also provides these
tips to consider when deciding
whether to donate to an organi-
zation:
Don't judge an organization
based on an impressive sounding
-name. Find out what it actually
does.
Be wary of emotional ap-
peals and organizations that
have only vague plans for spend-
ing the funds they collect.
Never give cash. Write a
check payable only to an organi-
zation, not to an individual.
Be wary of organizations
that offer to send a "runner" to
pick up your donation. Reputa-
ble charities are willing to wait
for your contribution.
Consumers have the right to
ask for an organization's finan-
cial report and its federal tax
identification number, the latter
of which you'll need to claim
your contribution as a tax deduc-
tion.
If an organization is not reg-
istered, contact the department.
Consumers who have addi-
tional questions or want to re-
port a potential scam should also
call the department's hotline.


Florida Agriculture and Con-
sumer Services Commissioner
Charles H. Bronson has an-
nounced the state Department of
Transportation has lifted weight
restrictions normally placed on
commercial vehicles to assist in
hurricane recovery.
The governor's executive or-
der continues the measures that
were put into effect following
Hurricane Dennis. It allows the
weight restriction to be lifted for
trucks, including those carrying
livestock, fresh and processed
fruit and vegetable products, and
timber.
The weight limit on the larg-
est trucks has been increased
from 80,000 to 95,000 pounds.
Limits also have been increased
to varying degrees on smaller
trucks.
"Wind damage and extensive
flooding has impacted many ag-
riculture-producing areas, and it
is critical that growers and
ranchers are able to salvage and
transport as much of their com-
modities as possible to reduce
their losses," Bronson said. "I
commend Governor Bush and
the Department of Transporta-
tion for recognizing this need
and taking action."
Vehicles carrying the extra

Travel Tips

For Storm

Region
People planning to travel
through Alabama, Mississippi or
Louisiana in the foreseeable fu-
tuie should plan a route that by-
passes the areas hit by Hurri-
cane Katrina and be prepared
for gasoline shortages, AAA Auto
Club South advises.
With Interstate 10 closed,
AAA recommends taking Exit
130 at State Road 231, and driv-
ing north to Dothan and Mont-
gomery, Ala. From Montgomery,
take SR 231 west to U.S. High-
way 80 to the Alabama-Missis-
sippi state line. Then take Inter-
state 20/Interstate 89, staying on
1-20 west through Meridian,
Miss., to the destination.
AAA recommends that motor-
ists plan to fill their gas tanks
when they are half-empty, and
be prepared for high prices.


weight allowed by the executive
order are required to carry a
copy of the letter from DOT
which authorizes the weight in-
creases, as well as copies of Flor-
ida maps that designate the
routes that can be used to trans-
port the oversized loads.
The weight limit increases are
in place for 60 days from Aug.
24, when the executive order
was originally signed.


Skin Cancer on Eyelids

Surprisingly Common
When it comes to skin cancer, the eyelid is needed, it is best
the eyelids are not the first place performed by an ophthalmic
that comes to mind. plastic surgeon.
However, skin cancer on the "By diagnosing the problem
upper and lower eyelid is one of early and by borrowing tissue
the most common areas on the from the other eyelids, we often
face where skin cancer can occur. can make the reconstructed eye-
In fact, eyelid cancers account lid look as if it never has had
for about 10 percent of all skin surgery," Bosniak said.
cancer deaths. Ultraviolet radiation from the
In addition, 90 percent of eye- sun is directly responsible for
lid malignancies are basal cell more than 90 percent of all skin
carcinomas (BCC), with the ma- cancers. Damage to the eyes is
jority of them appearing on the cumulative and builds from
lower eyelid. While they rarely years of chronic and prolonged
metastasize, they can be locally UV exposure.
aggressive and cause disfigure- The single best way to pre-
ment and vision impairment. vent this damage is with UV-
"This type of skin cancer usu- blocking sunglasses. Therefore,
ally begins small, but if ignored, it is best to begin protecting the
grows and grows and grows," eyes and eyelids at an early age.
said Dr. Stephen Bosniak of Children should be encour-
Bosniak+Zilkha, ophthalmic aged and get used to wearing
plastic and reconstructive sur- UV-blocking sunglasses as soon
gery in New York City. "It may as they are old enough to wear
begin as a small red.lump, look- them safely.
ing like a pimple, it can be a tiny Sunglasses should be wrap-
sore that doesn't heal, or the around, fit comfortably, and, es-
only indication may be loss of pecially important for children,
eyelashes." be impact resistant.
No matter how skin cancer Neutral gray and amber
begins, these warning signs brown lens tints give true color
should not be ignored. As with rendition. Polarized lenses can
any form of skin cancer, early di- cut glare from reflective sur-
agnosis and appropriate treat- faces, but make sure they are
ment ensures the best results. UV blocking.
Before any type of eyelid can- Sunglasses can now block
cer treatment is contemplated, a more than 99 percent of UVA
full ophthalmologic examination and UVB rays. In order to be
should be obtained to provide a sure you are getting safe and ef-
baseline evaluation of the gen- fective sunglasses, look for ones
eral health of the eyes. that carry The Skin Cancer
Treating skin cancers of the Foundation's Seal of Recommen.
eyelids poses special challenges. dation.
Eyelids are composed of ex- In addition to sunglasses:
tremely specialized mobile skin. Apply sunscreen with a sun
To remove the cancer, Mohs protection factor (SPF) of 15 or
microsurgery is reported to be greater to the skin around and
highly effective. The cancer is re- under the eyes. Some companies
moved layer by layer, with each make sunscreens designed espe-
one studied under the micro- cially for the delicate eye area.
scope until a cancer-free layer is Wear a hat with a brim
reached. three to four inches in width.
The surgeon must attain ade- Seek shade during the sun's
quate margins of normal tissue peak hours.
around the malignancy to deter- For more information, visit
mine if the cancer has been re- www.skincancer.org, or call 1-
moved. Then, if reconstruction of 800-SKIN-490.

'Girl Talk' Program Set


Winter Haven Hospital will
present "Girl Talk" on Thursday,
Sept. 8, beginning at 6:30 p.m. at
the Regency Medical Center, 101
Avenue 0, Winter Haven.
The program will feature
speaker Dr. Eva Salamon. The
event is designed for mothers
and teenage daughters, and fo-


cuses on healthcare during the
teen years.
Topics for discussion include
physical and emotional changes,
a first gynecologist examination,
sexually transmitted diseases
and preventive health.
For more information, call
291-6705.


September 1, 2005 The Polk County Democrat


9A


UF Immunologist Studying Cancer Vaccine


A vaccine against melanoma
- the most deadly form of skin
cancer provides almost com-
plete protection in mice and
could lead to a similar treatment
for people, according to a Univer-
sity of Florida immunologist who
has developed a novel treatment
for the cancer.
The vaccine uses inactivated
or dead melanoma cells in combi-
nation with a super-antigen to
boost the immune response in
mice against malignant mela-
noma cells, said Howard John-
son, a professor of immunology
at UF's Institute of Food and Ag-
ricultural Sciences. Super-anti-
gens are proteins that are potent
stimulators of cells of the im-
mune system.
He said UF is in the process of
obtaining patent protection for
the vaccine and licensing the
technology to a pharmaceutical
company. Once the vaccine is li-
censed, human clinical trials can
begin, a process that could take
three or four years.
"Until now, super-antigens
have never been used in a cancer
vaccine, and our research shows
that these proteins help provide
a strong immune response
against malignant melanoma,"
said Johnson, an internationally
recognized immunologist who
was the first to show that mole-
cules called interferons are im-
portant regulators of the im-
mune system.
"We have found that combina-
tional therapy of super-antigens
and inactivated melanoma cells
can protect 60 to 100 percent of
the mice against a 25-fold lethal
dose of melanoma," Johnson
said. "More importantly, when
vaccinated mice were challenged
a half-year later with a lethal
melanoma dose, 80 to 100 per-
cent survived the second chal-
lenge, which is essentially com-
plete protection."


He said these preclinical stud-
ies demonstrate that weak im-
mune responses against cancers
such as melanoma can be con-
verted to strong responses by us-
ing super-antigens in the vac-
cine. Moreover, preventive or
prophylactic vaccination against
cancer would be more effective
than attempting to develop a
vaccination against existing can-
cer.
"For the sake of comparison,
we know that vaccination
against active flu or polio is not
effective, but preventive vaccina-
tion can give the immune system
a head start against these and
other diseases," Johnson said.
"When it comes to slowing or
stopping melanoma, this head
start has clearly been the differ-
ence between life and death in
our mice models."
He said that melanoma can-
cer cells do produce an immune
response, but the response is too
weak to mount an effective de-
fense against the cancer under
normal circumstances.
"This is because the proteins
on the surface of a melanoma
cell are not as 'foreign' to us as
those of influenza and polio vi-
ruses, so we are using proteins
called super-antigens to boost
the immune response to mela-
noma our approach is to use su-
per-antigens to enhance the re-
sponse to a point where mela-
noma cells are killed."
Johnson's vaccine would pri-
marily benefit two groups of peo-
ple: the elderly and those who
have already had a melanoma le-
sion.
"As we age, we become more
at risk for developing melanoma
and other cancers," he said.
"People who have had melanoma
lesions successfully removed are
at greater risk of developing fu-
ture lesions, so vaccination
should reduce the risk of recur-


rence," he said.
Johnson said malignant mela-
noma is an aggressive form of
cancer derived from melanocytes
in normal skin. Currently, mela-
noma accounts for about four
percent of all newly diagnosed
cancers in the United States,
with more than 53,000 new cases
and about 7,400 deaths annu-
ally.
According to an article pub-
lished last month in the British
Medical Journal, the rates of
melanoma skin cancer are rising
because more doctors are screen-
ing people for skin cancer, not
because the cancer is becoming
more common.
Early-stage lesions are cur-
able by surgical removal, but
once melanoma spreads to dis-
tant sites by the lymphatic sys-
tem, the prognosis is guarded. It
has been estimated that 8 to 15
percent of melanoma patients
will be diagnosed with central
nervous system metastases,
which are particularly difficult
to treat.
"In fact, metastasized, ad-
vanced melanoma is generally
unresponsive to chemotherapy,
which has little or no effect on
overall survival," Johnson said.
"With the relative resistance of
melanoma to chemotherapy, al-
ternative approaches to therapy,
in particular immunotherapies,
are needed."


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The Polk Counmty Democrat


September 1, 2005


RYAN COLSON (#9) ran this ball for a first down after the
hand-off by Devarious Cook (#27) in Bartow's game against George
Jenkins last Friday. The Yellow Jackets face the Kathleen Red Dev-
ils this Friday at Johnny Johnson stadium in Kathleen at 7:30 p.m.
- (Photo provided by Jack Littlefield)

Jackets Face Off Against

The Red Devils at Kathleen


FSL Most Valuable Player And

Pitcher From Lakeland Tigers


The accolades continue to roll
in for the 2005 Lakeland Tigers.
Outfielder Brent Clevlen has
been named the Most Valuable
Player of the Florida State
League and right-hander Jordan
Tata has been named the Most
Valuable Pitcher for 2005.
Joining Clevlen and Tata as
All-Stars are starting pitcher
Nate Bumstead, catcher Danilo
Sanchez, outfielder Vince Blue,
and Tigers' manager Mike Rojas.
Rightfielder Brent Clevlen hit
.301/.385/.480 on the year and is
leading the league with 100 RBI.
Clevlen has hit 17 home runs
and is second in the league with
15 outfield assists.
Starting pitcher Jordan Tata
currently leads the league in vic-
tories with 13 (13-2) and is sec-
ond in ERA at 2.38. Tata has 132
strikeouts in 151 innings pitched
and is holding opposing batters


to a .227 batting average.
Starting pitcher Nate Bum-
stead is currently second in the
FSL with 12 wins (12-4) and
third in the league with a 2.54
ERA. Bumstead has thrown
155.2 innings on the year and is
holding opponents to a .229 bat-
ting average.
Catcher Danilo Sanchez hit
.281/.363/.504 on the year with
19 homers and 55 RBI. His .504
slugging percentage is third best
in the league.
Centerfielder Vince Blue hit
.299/.358/.347 and is second in
the league with 38 stolen bases.
Blue has a .982 fielding percent-
age with five errors in 117
games played in centerfield.
. Manager Mike Rojas, in his
first year with Lakeland, led the
Tigers to the first-half West Di-
vision crown and the Tigers cur-
rently lead the West in the sec-


ond half. Rojas' team leads the
FSL in fielding percentage and
has the best overall record in the
league (including both halves) at
80-47.
The Tigers set a Florida State
League record with 10 players
named to the midseason All-Star
team and now they have the
most postseason All-Stars for
2005 with six.
The postseason squad was
voted on by field managers, offi-
cial scorers, and sports writers
representing the 12 teams of the
Florida State League.
The Lakeland Tigers are the
Florida State League (advanced-
A) affiliate of the Detroit Tigers.

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By JEFF THORNBURG

It is only week two in this
early high school football season,
and the Bartow Yellow Jackets
face the defending district cham-
pions, the Kathleen Red Devils,
in a key district showdown.
Kickoff at Johnny Johnson
stadium in Kathleen is 7:30
p.m., and the game will be
broadcast on AM 1130 WBF.
Both teams posted wins in
week one. Kathleen held on for a
one-point win over Lake Gibson,
while Bartow withstood a late
charge by George Jenkins, 19-17.
In the last nine. meetings be-
tween these teams, Bartow holds
a 6-3 edge. However, Kathleen
has won three of the last five, in-
cluding two in a row. Last sea-
son the Red Devils claimed a
playoff spot with a 21-7 win at
Bartow.
The Red Devils are under a
new head coach this season. For-
mer Kathleen head coach Rich-
ard Tate resigned to take the top
job at the new Ridge Community
high school. Bartow will meet
them in two weeks at home, in
their second district contest.
Despite many penalties, Bar-


tow held on for the win last
week. The Yellow Jackets were
led by senior running back Ryan
Colson and junior quarterback
DeVarious Cook. Colson scored
two rushing touchdowns, while
Cook threw for a score.
The Jacket offensive line, re-
building after graduating five
linemen last year, is anchored by
senior Courtney Chunn, a 5-foot-
10, 240-pound lineman. Chunn,
hobbled by an ankle injury dur-
ing last week's game, is expected
to play.
Also on the injury list is last
year's leading rusher, Carl Ed-
ler. His return will be a game-
time decision: the coaching staff
want to give Edler plenty of time
to heal.
The other district game to-
morrow night features Haines
City at Lake Wales.
In other games, Fort Meade
travels to Hardee, Winter Haven
is at George Jenkins, Mulberry
visits Lake Region, Auburndale
is at Evangel Christian, Lake-
land hosts Miami Norland, Riv-
erview travels to Lake Gibson,
Ridge Community visits Mount
Dora, and Santa Fe is at St. Pete
Northside.


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hold its sixth annual golf tourna-
ment on Friday, Nov. 18.
The four-person scramble will
be held at the Eaglebrooke Golf
and Country Club, 1300 Eagle-
brooke Blvd. in Lakeland, with a
1 p.m. shotgun start.
Special again this year is a
chance to win a car for a hole-in-
one, sponsored by Cannon Buick-
Cadillac.
All proceeds for this annual
golf tournament benefit the chil-
dren of Achievement Academy, a
non-profit United Way agency
serving Polk County with three
locations in Lakeland, Winter
Haven and Bartow.
Achievement Academy, now
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with lunch from 11 a.m. to 12:3
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son, which includes lunch,
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of action during the Jackets'
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TALLAHASSEE The Big Bend Saltwater Paddling Trail, one
r of Florida's most exciting wilderness adventures, is now recognized
as one of the nation's premier water trails.
The U.S. Department of the Interior recently designated it as a
new National Recreation Trail and part of the National Trails
System. The American Canoe Association (ACA) also distinguished
it as a Recommended Water Trail for 2005 and awarded the Florida
Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) "Champion of
Water Trails" for creating a national-level paddling experience.
The 105-mile trail promises experienced sea kayakers an oppor-
tunity to explore one of the longest publicly owned wetlands in the
United States with a striking array of bird and marine life.
In the clear waters of the Gulf of Mexico, off the Big Bend
Wildlife Management Area, one can paddle through the vast sea-
grass meadows and spot crabs, fish, sea turtles, manatees, small
sharks and rays.
Side trips to springs, wild rivers, historical sites, wildlife havens
and small coastal towns are just part of this diverse experience.
There are seven primitive campsites, spaced 10 to 14 miles apart,
designated exclusively for trail users.
The remote, wilderness quality of the trail presents a unique set
of challenges and is recommended for experienced open-water pad-
dlers only.
"Paddlers should be prepared for a beautiful experience,
although it is not an expedition to undertake lightly," said Jerrie
Lindsey, coordinator of the FWC's Recreation Services Program.
"Much of the trail is offshore in exposed conditions where shallow
Gulf waters can transform rapidly from flat calm to dangerous
chop." Paddlers should have self-rescue skills and plan well for pos-
sible emergencies.
Ms. Lindsay suggests that paddlers not leave home without the
"Big Bend Saltwater Paddling Trail Guide" published by the FWC.
The comprehensive, 40-page guide details everything experienced
sea kayakers need to navigate the trail safely and have a memo-
rable experience. It is printed on durable, water-resistant paper
and spiral bound for easy use in a kayak and sells for $15.
Camping permits are required, but are free. The trail is open
from Sept. 1 through June 30 For more information on the Big
Bend Saltwater Paddling Trail, visit www.MyFWC.com/recreation.
If you're not a kayaker, you may still enjoy a visit to the Big
Bend area of Florida's West Coast, near Perry and Fanning
Springs. Other activities include hunting, fishing, hiking. scenic
driving, wildlife viewing, biking, and horseback riding. Visit
www.MyFWC.com/recreation/big_bend/paddling_trail.asp 'on the
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News



Southern Grace Performing in Sept. 11 Tribute
Southern Grace Performing in Sept. 11 Tribute


First Baptist Church of Lake Garfield will 1170 Eighty Foot Road, Bartow. For more infor-
host the gospel group Southern Grace for a Sept. mation, call the church at 537-1497, Conrad at
11 Tribute Service on Sunday, Sept. 11. The serv- 533-4607, or visit www.southerngracemins.org. -
ice will begin at 10 a.m. The church is located at (Photo provided)


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-~ Seeds from the Sower


When William Booth became
a pastor, he insisted on going
into the red-light district of Lon-
don to preach the gospel.
Some didn't like it. So he was
called to appear before a confer-
ence.
;'" May I' enter into full-time
ev'angelistic work?" he begged.
"No," they answered. And a
compromise was suggested.
But his wife, Catherine,


standing in the gallery, waved
her handkerchief, and shouted,
"Never!"
Booth sprang to his feet,
waved his hat, and, meeting at
the door, they went out to launch
the Salvation Army.
I dare you toi be what. God
wants you to be, tp go where God
wants you to go, and to do what
God wants you to do!


Unity-in-the-Grove Church in
Lakeland has planned a monthly
Metaphysical Teahouse to be
held on the third Friday of each
month.
A different presenter will
speak on a wide range of topics
from astrology to Zen.
"In all ancient teachings are
concepts that provide tools to en-
hance our lives, and to help us
understand the world and our
place in it," a spokesman said.
Tea will be served during
each event.
The first teahouse presenter


will be Lorraine Mastropietro,
who will be speaking on her new
book, "Unfinished Business."
This event take place Friday,
Sept. 16, from 7 to 9 p.m., at the
church at 6230 Lakeland High-
lands Road.
A love offering will be re-
ceived.


God works in moments.
-Ralph Waldo Emerson


11


If 'All Things Are Possible,' Why Can't I Balance My Checkbook?

If 'All Things Are Possible,' Why Can't I Balance My Checkbook?


By REV. JAMES L. SNYDER

For me, the most terrible time
of each month is the day our
bank statement comes.
We commonly call it BSS
(Bank Statement Syndrome). I
don't know why it is, but I have
trouble getting the parsonage
checkbook to balance with the
monthly bank statement.
That ominous document in-
timidates me every time it ar-
rives. After all, the bank's busi-
ness is keeping track of ac-
counts.
They have hundreds, maybe
thousands of accounts,' and I
have just one.
On the surface, it seems a
rather simple thing for me to
keep our checking account up to
date, but I assure you, it is not..
Every time I try, I lose interest.
Keeping our checkbook accu-
rately balanced is almost like a
circus balancing act; everything
is up in the air. No matter how
often I add those figures, I never
get the same result twice.
I have resorted to adding up
the figures at least three times
and then take the average. So
far, I've been batting a .195 and
have been dropped by the major
league, which has lost interest in
my career.
This may satisfy my con-
science, but it does little to ap-
pease the accounting depart-
ment of my friendly banking in-
stitution.
The thing flustering me more
than anything else are those
fees. The average bank has more
fees than a West Virginia hound
dog has fleas. Everytime I turn


around, there is another fee. (I
need to stop turning around.)
Somebody needs to invent a
fee powder.
Each bank must employ a sta-
ble of employees whose only job
is to dream up these fees. How
else can you explain it? These
fees are creative enough to cover
every aspect of a person's wallet,
retroactive three generations
back.
To open an account there is a
fee. Each account carries a
monthly maintenance fee. I have
been paying this monthly main-
tenance fee for several years and
I have yet to see someone from
the bank come out and mow my
lawn.
What is this maintenance fee?
What are they maintaining?
They certainly are not maintain-
ing my checkbook.
With all the fees I am paying,
I would expect someone from the
bank to come to my house, sit
around my table, and help me
balance my checkbook. I would
supply the coffee and donuts -
for a small fee, of course.
Another thing I do not under-
stand is the ATM fee. Why do I
have to pay money to the bank to
get my money out of the bank?
Whose money is it anyway?
I think banks offer monthly
bonuses to the employee who
comes up with the most creative
fee for that month to impose on
its customers.
Fe-Fi-Fo-Fum, all those bank
fees are dumb.
Once upon a time and far, far
away, banks would bribe custom-
ers with toasters or umbrellas to
open accounts with them. Those


days are over, you can be sure.
Now, I'm the one bribing the
bank to keep my account with
them.
Last week, I slipped the cash-
ier the usual quarter and asked
her to make sure my deposit got
in my account, please. I do not
know whether it is bribery or
just a gamble, and I would
probably do better with the Flor-
ida lottery.
I would not mind it so much if
only my checkbook would occa-
sionally agree with the bank
statement. It takes a lot of effort
on my part .to keep some sem-
blance of order in my checkbook.
I am not always as successful
as I would like. I make mistakes
and sometimes they cost me.
At my bank, when I bounce a
$3.75 check, I have to take a sec-
ond mortgage out on my house to
pay the fee.
I would close my account and
transfer to another bank, but
there is a closing fee, a transfer
fee, and a fee that has no expla-
nation whatsoever. Just a good-
bye jester from my bank, one
last chance for them to screw up
my checking book.
Some people think God should
do everything for them. All they
have to do is sit back and enjoy
themselves and God will do eve-
rything for them.
A prevalent attitude about
faith supports this erroneous no-
tion. Someone once compared
this idea of faith as putting a
"nickel in the slot and pull the
lever" and you get what you
want.
Some things in my life only
God can do, and I need to under-

I love you, and you, and you,
and you, and...
-God


stand what they are and allow
Him to do them.
However, some things in my
life God expects me to do. God
will never do these things for
me. I must come to grips with
this distinction.
If I don't, my life will be mis-
erable.
Some people are sitting
around waiting for God to do
something He is expecting them
to do. As they wait, they become
frustrated and start accusing
God of all sorts of sinister things.
Part of getting to know God is
understanding this. What is my
responsibility as a Christian?
What does God expect from me?
An Old Testament verse puts
much of this into perspective. Af-
ter Solomon dedicated the Tem-
ple God responded by saying, "If
my people, which are called by
my name, shall humble them-
selves, and pray, and seek my
face, and turn from their wicked
ways; then will I hear from
heaven, and will forgive their
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September 1, 2005 The Polk County Democrat 3B




Out of My Range by Pawn Wade


* Jon Halman of the Polk County Sheriffs De- time for the pastors to get acquainted, then a
,partnient, John Holloway of Good Shepherd Hos- work session to discuss ways to promote unity
pice, and Glenn Allen of United Intercessors of among the diverse populations in Bartow. -
'--Bartow, were among those attending the pastors (Photo provided)
-lunicheon- held Aug. 24. The luncheon included a

Local Pastors Meet to Promote Diversity


Bartow area pastors met for
lunch Wednesday, Aug. 24, to
-'discuss improving diversity rela-
'.tions within the community.
-- The luncheon included a time
:of getting to know one another,
then a work session to come up
with ideas about promoting
unity among the diverse popula-
tions of the Bartow community.
One of the ideas included


forming a mass choir from the
churches of the Bartow area and
presenting a Thanksgiving pro-
gram as part of the Magic on
Main event that will take place
on Nov. 19.
Magic on Main will be the cul-
miriating celebration and unveil-
ing of the streetscaping program
for downtown Bartow. Its goal is
to highlight community events


that give Bartow its unique per-
sonality.
The pastor's luncheon is a
quarterly event coordinated by
the Greater Bartow Chamber of
Commerce and sponsored by the
Community Relations Commit-
tee, headed by C.C. Corbett.
For further information, con-
tact the Bartow Chamber at 533-
7125.


Reflections On Faith


The Secret of Contentment


By ROGER CAMPBELL

While researching and writ-
ing a book on crime and justice, I
was surprised to learn 'that two-
thirds of those in prison had full
time jobs at the time of their ar-
rests. .
,These people, now barred
from the simple pleasure of
walking down the street, had not,
Veen the victims of unemploy-
ment or bad economic conditions;
they had,lost their freedom be-
cause they had not been content
with' what they had and were
willing to break the law to get
more, even though some of them
had more than most of us.
) Had they found and applied
the secret of contentment, they
would have remained free.
r Contentment comes from ap-
preciating what we have rather
than longing for more.
The secret of contentment is
to live daily with an attitude of
gratitude; it is simply heeding
Paul's call to be thankful all the
tiine (1 Thessalonians 5.18).
!Contented people have
learned ,.to keep. possessions in
perspective..
Asked what he had learned
from drifting about with his com-
panions in life rafts for 21 days
while lost in the Pacific Ocean,
World War II hero, Captain Ed-
die Rickehbacker, replied, "The
biggest lesson I learned from


that experience was that if you
have all the fresh water you
want to drink and all the food
you want to eat, you ought never
to complain about anything."
Still, many people who have
plenty of food and water, even
fine houses and big bank ac-
counts, are chronic complainers.
Contentment conquers covet-
ousness.
To covet is to focus on what
we want rather than on what we
have.
"Thou shalt not covet" says
one of the Ten Commandments.
But coveting has become one of
the more respectable sins, one
we hear little about from pulpits.
. Those who do not cultivate
contentment become covetous.
And in not appreciating what
they have, these discontents of-
ten begin to long for things that
will harm them.
King David's lack of content-
ment at home caused him to
covet beautiful bathing Bath-
sheba while Uriah, her husband,
was away fighting for his coun-
try. t
Soon the king and the sol-
dier's wife were involved in adul-
tery, and the infamous plot to
get rid of Uriah so that Bath-
sheba could marry David was
hatched, a development that re-
sulted in great guilt and emo-
tional pain for the coveting king
(Psalm 32).


The same act is played out
year after year, century after
century. Husbands or wives stop
appreciating one another and be-
come discontented. Since they're
no longer grateful for what they
have, "they start coveting what
belongs to others.
It is then but a short step
from coveting to collapse, from
lust to loss. Covetousness is at
the root of most crime and many
marriage breakups.
No wonder the Bible speaks
out so strongly against it: "Take
heed and beware of covetous-
ness, for one's life does not. con-
sist of the abundance of the
things he possesses" (Luke
12:15).
Contentment that springs
from a thankful heart is a power-
ful force for good, affecting every
area of life. Contented people
possess peace and become
peacemakers.
The secret of contentment
makes one thankful for the ne-
cessities of life. When we strip
away the frills of our present
pampered lifestyles we're down
to the basics, the things that
really matter.
Having the essentials ought
to make us immune to self-pity
and covetousness.
To quote Paul again: "Having
food and raiment, let us, there-
with be content" (1 Timothy 6:8).


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In 1901, an c-ditorial in the Washington Post
claimed, "We have sanitation, surgery, drainage,
plumbing every product of science and
accessory of luxury. It seems impossible to
imagine any improvement on what we have."

In 1922, the first police car was introduced in
S Denver. .

In 1915, Penn State University's humor magazine,
"Froth," ran the following poem on the health '' '
hazards of smoking: "Tobacco is a dirty weed.
I like it. It satisfies no mortal need. I like it. It In 1935,42 men were arrested on a New
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the hair right off your bean. It's the worst darn Jersey beach for wearing topless
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Chili

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undrained
2 cups frozen whole kernel
corn
Cut beef lengthwise into 1-
inch wide strips; cut crosswise
into 1-inch pieces. Sprinkle
with 2 teaspoons of the season-
ing mix.
Heat oil in a heavy stockpot
or Dutch oven over medium
heat for 5 minutes. Stir-fry beef
with onion for 2 to 3 minutes.
Season with salt, if desired.
Add tomatoes, breaking
them up with the back of a
spoon, along with corn and
remaining 2-1/2 teaspoons sea-
soning mix. Bring to a boil,
reduce heat to medium-low and
simmer, uncovered, 18 to 20
minutes.
Spicy Seasoning Mix:
3 tablespoons chili powder
2 teaspoons ground corian-
der
2 teaspoons ground cumin
1-1/2 teaspoons garlic pow-
der
3/4 teaspoon dried oregano
leaves
1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper
Combine all ingredients.
Store, covered, in an airtight
container. Shake before using.
Makes about 1/3 cup.
Serves four.


Mushroom Superbowl Chili
Two kinds of mushrooms
make this no-meat chili a
hearty crowd pleaser. Serve
with warmed tortillas for a
meal.
2 tablespoons vegetable oil
1 cup chopped onion
1 tablespoon minced garlic
2 tablespoons chili powder
1 teaspoon ground cumin
7-1/2 cups sliced fresh white
mushrooms
2-1/2 cups sliced fresh shi-
itake mushrooms
1 can (14.5-oz.) stewed toma-
toes
1 can (19-oz.) white kidney
beans, rinsed and drained
1/2 cup sliced ripe olives
1/2 cup water
In a large saucepan heat oil;
add onion and garlic. Cook, stir-
ring frequently, until onion is
tender, about 5 minutes. Stir in
chili powder and cumin; cook
about 30 seconds.
Add white and shiitake
mushrooms; cook stirring occa-
sionally, until mushrooms are
tender, 6 to 8 minutes. Add
stewed tomatoes, beans, olives
and water. Simmer about 10
minutes uncovered to blend fla-
vors.
Serve with tortillas; garnish
with shredded lettuce, diced
fresh tomatoes and shredded
cheddar cheese if desired.
Serves four.


Quick & Easy Chili
1 pound lean ground beef
1 cup diced onion
2 cloves garlic, finely
chopped
2 cans (16-oz.) kidney, pinto
or black beans, drained
2-1/2 cups Ortega Salsa -
Thick & Chunky (Medium)
1 can (4-oz.) Ortega Diced
Green Chiles
2 teaspoons chili powder
1/2 teaspoon crushed dried
oregano
1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
Garnish suggestions: Ortega
Thick & Chunky Salsa, shred-
ded mild cheddar or shredded
Monterey Jack cheese, diced
tomatoes, sliced olives, sliced
green onions, sour cream and
diced onion
Cook beef, onion and garlic
in large skillet until beef is
browned; drain.
Stir in beans, salsa, chiles,
chili powder, oregano and
cumin. Bring to a boil. Reduce
heat to low; cover. Cook, stir-
ring frequently, for 20 to 25
minutes.
Garnish as desired before


serving.
Serves six.


A Honey of a Chili
1 package 15-oz. firm tofu
1 tablespoon vegetable oil
1 cup chopped onion
3/4 cup chopped green bell


- Warmth In A Bowl


Pumpkin Chili


pepper
2 cloves garlic, finely
chopped
2 tablespoons chili powder
1 teaspoon ground cumin
1 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
1/2 teaspoon crushed red
pepper flakes
1 can 28-oz. diced tomatoes,
undrained
1 can 15-oz. red kidney
beans, undrained
1 can 8-oz. tomato sauce
1/4 cup honey
2 tablespoons red wine vine-
gar
Using a cheese grater shred
tofu and freeze in zippered bag
or airtight container. Thaw
tofu; place in a strainer and
press out excess liquid.
In large saucepan .or Dutch
oven, heat oil over medium-
high heat until hot; cook and
stir onion, green pepper and
garlic 3 to 5 minutes or until
vegetables are tender and begin
to brown. Stir in chili powder,
cumin, salt, oregano and
crushed red pepper.
Stir in tofu; cook and stir 1
minute. Stir in diced tomatoes,
kidney beans, tomato sauce,
honey and vinegar. Bring to a
boil; reduce heat and simmer,
uncovered, 15 to 20 minutes,
stirring occasionally.
Serves six.


Maria's Chili Verde
2 pounds skirt or flank steak
2 cups water
3 quarts beef broth
12 jalapefio peppers, diced
with seeds
3-1/2 cups chopped New
Mexican chiles
1 habanero chile, seeded and
diced
1 teaspoon salt
1/4 cup Mexican oregano
1 large onion, peeled and
diced
1 tablespoon garlic powder
3 slices Monterey Jack
cheese, cut into strips
Cook steak in a pressure
cooker with water at 10 pounds
pressure for 1 hour. Remove,
shred, and keep warm.
Place broth in a stock pot,
add jalapefios, chiles, salt,
oregano, onion and garlic pow-
der; bring to a boil. Reduce heat
and simmer for 30 minutes.
Place broth mixture in
bowls. Add steak and 2 pieces of
cheese to form a cross in the
bowl. Serve with corn or flour
tortillas brushed with butter.
Serves eight.


Chili, Con Carne
Chile con care, or "chile
with meat" is an age-old
favorite on ,cold winter days.
Dry white wine, kidney
beans and thick and chunky
salsa add zest, flavor and spark
to this delicious mixture. It's
wonderful served over a bowl of
steaming rice. Top each serving
with a bit of grated Cheddar.
2 tablespoons vegetable oil
2 pounds ground beef
2 cups chopped onions
4 cloves garlic, finely
chopped
3-1/2 cups kidney, pinto or
black beans, (two 15-oz. cans)
drained


3-1/2 cups crushed tomatoes,
(29-oz. can)
1-3/4 cups Ortega Salsa -
Thick & Chunky (Medium), 16-
ounce jar
1/2 cup dry white wine
1/2 cup Ortega Diced Green
Chiles (4-oz. can)
3 tablespoons chili powder
1 tablespoon to 2 tablespoons
Ortega Diced jalapefios
1 tablespoon ground cumin
1 tablespoon dried oregano,
crushed
2 teaspoons salt
Heat vegetable oil in large
saucepan over medium-high
heat. Add beef, onions and gar-
lic; cook for 4 to 5 minutes or
until no longer pink; drain.
Stir in beans, crushed toma-
toes, salsa, wine, chiles, chili
powder, jalapefios, cumin,
oregano and salt. Bring to a
boil. Reduce heat to low;, cover.
Cook, stirring frequently, for 1
hour.
Serves 12.


Pumpkin Chili Mexicana
Pumpkin lends color and
nutrients to this creamy Chili
Mexicana. Onion, chile pep-
pers, ground turkey and kidney
beans seasoned with cumin and
chili powder make a zesty and
flavorful dish.
2 tablespoons vegetable oil
1/2 cup chopped onion
1 cup chopped red bell pep-
per
1 clove garlic, finely chopped
1 lb. ground turkey
2 cans (14.5 oz each) no-salt
added diced tomatoes,
undrained
1 can (15 oz.) Libby's 100
Percent Pure Pumpkin
1 can (15 oz.) tomato sauce
1 can (15.25 oz.) kidney
beans, drained
1 can (4 oz.) diced green
chiles
1/2 cup loose-pack frozen
whole-kernel corn
1 tablespoon chili powder
1 teaspoon ground cumin
1/2 teaspoon ground black
pepper
Heat vegetable oil in large
saucepan over medium-high
heat. Add onion, bell pepper
and garlic; cook, stirring fre-
quently, for 5 to 7 minutes or
until tender. Add turkey; cook
until browned. Drain.
Add tomatoes with juice,
pumpkin, tomato sauce, beans,
chiles, corn, chili powder, cumin
and pepper. Bring to a boil.
Reduce heat to low. Cover; cook,
stirring occasionally, for 30
minutes.
Serves six.


Vegetarian Chili
A truly one-pot meal; this
hearty vegetarian chili will sat-
isfy the biggest of appetites.
Make lots because it's even bet-
ter the next day.
1 small onion, chopped
1 large green bell pepper,
chopped
3/4 cup chopped celery
3/4 cup dry red wine or water
3 cloves garlic, finely
chopped
2 cans (14.5 ounces each)
recipe-ready diced tomatoes,
undrained
1-1/2 cups water


1/4 cup tomato paste
3 Maggi .Vegetarian
Vegetable Flavor Bouillon
Cubes
1 tablespoon chopped fresh
cilantro
1 tablespoon chili powder
1/2 teaspoon cumin
2 cans (15 ounces each) kid-
ney or pinto beans, rinsed and
drained
1 container (8 ounces) sour
cream (optional)
Combine onion, bell pepper,
celery, wine and garlic in large
saucepan. Cook over medium-
high heat, stirring occasionally,
for 6 to 8 minutes or until veg-
etables are tender.
Add tomatoes with juice,
water, tomato paste, bouillon,
cilantro, chili powder and
,cumin; stir well. Stir in beans;
Bring to a boil; cover. Reduce
heat to low; cook,, stirring occa4
sionally, for 45 'minutes. Serve
with sour cream.
7bTo Freeze:
Prepare as above; do not top
with sour cream. Cool chili
completely. Place in airtight
container; freeze for up to 2
months. Thaw overnight in
refrigerator.
Heat in large saucepan over
medium heat, stirring occasion-
ally, for 30 to 35 minutes or
until heated through. Serve
with sour cream.
Serves six.


Squash and Turkey Chili
1 tablespoon canola oil
1 medium onion, chopped
1/2 cup fat-free, reduced-
sodium chicken broth
1 large carrot, cut in 3/4-inch
slices
2 cups peeled and seeded
butternut squash, cut into 1-
inch pieces
2 cups diced cooked turkey
breast
1 can (28 oz.) whole,-peeled
tomatoes, preferably "no salt
added"
1/4 cup chopped fresh
cilantro
1/2 teaspoon cumin
1 teaspoon chili powder, or to
taste
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
1 cup red kidney or black
beans, rinsed and drained
Salt and freshly ground.
black pepper to taste
Hot sauce or salsa (optional):
Instructions:
In small Dutch oven, heat oil
over medium-high heat. Add
onion and saut4 until translu-
cent, 2 minutes.
Add broth, carrot and
squash. Lower heat and sim-
mer until tender, about 4 min-
utes. Add tomatoes.
Cover and cook over medi-.
um-low heat 10 minutes. Add'
turkey, beans, cilantro, cumin,
chili powder and cinnamon.
Simmer on low heat until
squash is tender and turkey is
heated through, 15-20 minutes.
Season with salt and pepper, to
taste. Add hot sauce or salsa, if
desired. Serve over brown rice
or whole wheat pasta.
Nutritional Information:
Makes 6 servings. Per serv-
ing: 199 calories, 4 g total fat
(<1 g saturated fat), 22 g carbo-
hydrates, 19 g protein, 6 g
dietary fiber, 318 mg sodium.








4B The Polk Cotmty Democrat


'Extreme Cuisine Cooking School' Teaches

How To Make Healthy After-School Snacks


After-school snacks are as
much a part of the school year as
pencils, paper and textbooks. But
if those snacks are low in nutri-
tion and fiber and high in salt,
sugar and fats they can con-
tribute to the growing problem of
childhood obesity.
Teaching students how to
make their own healthy snacks
using fresh Florida fruits and
vegetables is the focus of a new
pilot program developed by the
Florida Department of
Agriculture and Consumer
Services.
Timed to coincide with the
start of the new school year, the
"Xtreme Cuisine Cooking School"
introduced students aged 9 to 15
to the world of cooking and good
nutrition. The one- and two-day
classes were held at County
Cooperative Extension Offices in
Tampa, Miami, Orlando and
Tallahassee during June, July


and August.
"Many children often prepare
their own after-school snacks
when they come home each after-
noon," Florida Agriculture
Commissioner Charles H.
Bronson said. "We want to help
them change their snacking
habits. Instead of automatically
reaching for junk foods, we want
them to explore healthy alterna-
tives by using fresh Florida fruit
and vegetables as ingredients for
fun and delicious snacks."
Under the guidance of
Executive Chef Travis Summers,.
students learned to prepare
whole-wheat pizzas, fruit parfaits
and other nutritious and tasty
treats using Summers' original
recipes. They also learned how
Florida fruit and vegetables used
in these recipes provide vitamins
and minerals that can help pre-
vent heart disease and other obe-
sity-related illnesses. In addition,


MANGOES ARE in season in Florida through September and are
a tropical treat that is healthy, too. This poster from Florida's
Fresh2U program .shows how to cut and peel the fruit. Recipes for
Florida crops can be found on the Internet at www.florida-agricul-
ture.com/recipes/index.htm.


students learned the dangers
caused by excessive amounts of
salt, sugar and fats in their diet,
and how fiber could eliminate
their desire for high-calorie, low-
nutrition snack foods.
At the end of each session, stu-
dents learned how many calories
are needed for their age and gen-
der, the vitamin and mineral con-
tent of many Florida fruit and
vegetables, and how to read a food
nutrition label. They also
received recipe and nutritional
brochures as well as an "Xtreme
Cuisine" certificate attesting to
their skill in the preparation of
healthy snacks.
"The nutritional information
provided at these seminars will
help students make healthy eat-
ing choices as they become
adults," Bronson said. "Learning
the importance of good nutrition
at a young age is the key to a
healthy future."
Classes were offered in cooper-
ation with Family and Consumer
Science offices within the
University of Florida Extension
and 4-H Youth Development
Programs and were provided free
of charge.
Teachers, parents and children
are encouraged to visit
www.Fresh-From-Florida.org for
more information about nutrition
and fresh Florida fruits and veg-
etables.
Here are the kid-friendly
recipes from the "Xtreme Cuisine
Cooking School":
Florida Fruit Parfait
1/2 cup vanilla nonfat yogurt
1/2 Florida mango
1/4 cup Florida blueberries
1 teaspoon roasted pecans
Put yogurt into a shallow glass
or tumbler. Add fruit and pecans
on top. Freeze for 5-10 minutes
and serve very cold.
Nutrition: 47 calories, less
than ig fat, 54mg sodium, 18g
carbohydrates, 7g protein. A good
source of vitamins A, C, E, B6
and riboflavin.
Florida Strawberry and
Passion Fruit Banana
Smoothie
1/4 cup fresh Florida st rawber-
ries
1/2 cup nonfat lemon yogurt
1/4 cup passion fruit
1/4 cup bananas
3 cubes ice


2 tablespoons Florida honey
1/2 cup Florida orange juice
Combine all ingredients in a
blender. Serve chilled. Serves 2.
Nutrition: 83 calories, 2g fat,
89mg sodium, 19g carbohydrates,
6g protein. A good .source of vita-
mins A, C, E, and B6.
Salsa and Avocado Cream
Cheese Roll
1 8-inch wheat tortilla
1-1/2 ounces low-fat cream
cheese
1/4 Florida avocado, sliced
1 tablespoon salsa
Spread cream cheese on wheat
tortilla and top with salsa. Add
avocado and roll up the tortilla.
Slice into rounds. Serves 2.
Nutrition: 105 calories, 1g fat,
121mg sodium, 8g carbohydrates,
9g protein. A good source of vita-
mins A, C, E, B6, B12, and
riboflavin.
Florida Orange-Lemon-
Lime-Aid
14 Florida lemons
10 Florida limes
8 Florida navel oranges
3 quarts water
1 cup sugar
Squeeze fruits in a colander
over a large bowl, ensuring no
seeds get into juice. Take 2 cups of
hot water and dissolve in sugar.
Add fruit juice and remaining
water. Stir well. Refrigerate.
Serves 10.
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bohydrates, 2g protein. A good
source of vitamins A, C, E, B6,
and iron.
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3 ounces mozzarella cheese,
sliced
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basil. Place in oven or toaster
oven at 350 degrees F for 3-5 min-
utes. Serves 1.
Nutrition: 190 calories, 10g fat,
22mg sodium, 8g carbohydrates,
16g protein. A good source of vita-
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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
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
:Buffalb,'NY 14202-3857
716.849.1333 ext. 324
1.800.870.8,13~.xt.,324.
Attorney for'Petitioner
Aug. 25, Sept. 1, 2005,2813




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 2002-1 FC1,
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 for 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
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 Deschamps
As Deputy Clerk
(SEAL)
Aug. 25, Sept. 1, 2005-2805


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 N6rth Broadway Ave-
rnue banoe*, 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 IN
AND FOR POLK COUNTY,
FLORIDA
IN RE: CEN FLA FIN, LLC
MARK CARR,
Petitioner,
v.
STEPHEN F. WENDEL,
Respondent.
CASE NO. 53-2005CA-003182-
0000-00
Sec. 04
NOTICE OF ACTION
TO: STEPHEN F. WENDEL, ALL
PARTIES CLAIMING INTERESTS
BY, THROUGH, UNDER ,OR
AGAINST STEPHEN F. WENDEL,
AND ALL PARTIES HAVING OR
CLAIMING TO HAVE ANY,
RIGHT, TITLE, OR INTEREST IN
THE PROPERTY HEREIN DE-
SCRIBED. ADDRESS UNKNOWN
YOU ARE NOTIFIED that a Pe-
tition for Declaratory Judgment
and Emergency Authority has
been filed against you and that
you are required to serve a copy
of your written defenses, if any, to
it on Christopher A. Desrochers,
Esq., the Plaintiff's Attorney,
whose address is 2504 Ave. G
NW, Winter Haven, FL 33880 on'
or before October 7, 2005, and file
the original with the clerk of this
Court either before service on the
Petitiorier's attorney or immedi-
ately thereafter; otherwise a de-
fault will be entered against you
for the relief demanded rin the
complaint or petition.
Dated this 29th day of August,
2005.
RICHARD M. WEISS
CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT
COURT
By /s/ Tamika Joiner
As Deputy Clerk
(Seal)
Sept. 1, 8, 2005-2877

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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
reien d'emarned in the Cornm-
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 coritact 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


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 THE DATE OF
THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF.
THIS NOTICE.
ALL CLAIMS AND OBJEC-
TIONS NOT SO FILED WILL BE
FOREVER BARRED.
NOTWITHSTANDING THE
TIME PERIOD SET FORTH
ABOVE, ANY CLAIM FILED TWO
(2) YEARS OR MORE AFTER
THE DECEDENT'S DATE OF
DEATH IS BARRED.
The date of the first publica-
tion of this Notice is 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 Mark, P.A.
104 North Church Street
Kissimmee, Florida 34741
Telephone: (407) 932-3933
Aug. 25, Sept. 1, 2005-2808


If you 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 das 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
(CIRCUIT COURT SEAL)
Aug. 25, Sept. 1, 2005-2783


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-
Sec 11
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-
Sec 11, of the CircuitfCourt of the
TENTH Judicial C ar.-ui in and for
POLK County, Fi.:.,.ja, 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 i0Qlb day of Q lo-_
ar, 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 pos-
sible from Broadway Avenue. In
the event any temporary change is
necessary, the Clerk will post a "
Notice of Change" at the sale lo-
cation directing the bidders to the
temporary sale location.
If you are a person with disabilities
who needs any accommodation in
order to participate in this pro-
ceeding, you are entitled at no
cost to you, to the provision of cer-
tain assistance. Please contact the
Office of the Court Administrator,
(863) 534-4690, within two (2)
working days of your receipt of this
notice; if you are hearing or voice
impaired, call TDD (863) 534-7777
or Florida Relay Servihes 711.
DATED this 1L2t1 day of
August. 2005.
RICHARD M. WEISS
As Clerk of said Court
By /s/ Tamika Joiner
As Deputy Clerk
(Seal)
Aug. 25, Sept. 1, 2005-2790







IN THECIRCUIT 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 Final
Judgment of Foreclosure dated
August 12, 2005 entered in Civil
Case No. 05-CA-1806 of the Cir-
cuit Court of the 10TH Judicial Cir-
cuit 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 Septeber, 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
c' lerk'will post a "Notice of
Change" at the sale location
directing the bidders to the
temporary sale location.


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR
POLK COUNTY, FLORIDA
PROBATE DIVISION
IN RE: ESTATE OF
WALTER J. BOG-
DZIEWICZ,
Deceased.
File No.
2005-CP-00118
Division Probate
NOTICE TO CREDITORS
The administration of the es-
tate of WALTER J. BOG-
DZIEWICZ, deceased, whose
date of death was January
13th, 2005. and whose So-
-cial Security Number is 028-
1 2-2448, 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 Auaust 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. O03CP-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 propornti.qned intercept
in sa d 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'sfee.
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, August 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 "Septembe.
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


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



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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. 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 NO.:
53-2005-CA-002045
NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE
SALE
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN
pursuant to a Final Judgment of
Foreclosure dated the .5.L 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 2005 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 Aust,
2 0 0 5 i .' : "
RICHARD M WEISS "
Clerk Of The Circuit Court
By: /s/ Tamika Joiner
Deputy Clerk
(Seal)
Aug. 25, Sept. 1, 2005-2784




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
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
Sthe 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


IN THE CIRCUIr
10TH JUDICIAL
FLORIDA IN A
COUNTY, GEN
TION DIVISION
Wells Fargo Bai
tee for Mesa Tr
Backed Certifica
PLAINTIFF.
vs.
Sidney A. Bedgo
DEFENDANT
No. 2005-C
NOT
FORECL(
Notice is here
suant to that F
Foreclosure date
and entered in c
2005-CA-1791 1
cuit Court of the
cuit in and for F
ida, wherein '
BANK, N.A., AS
MESA TRUST
BACKED CER
RIES 2001-5, is
ney A. Bedgooc
political subdivis
Florida; State o
ment of Revenu
son(s) in posses
real property, #
Campbell, is/ar
will sell to the
bidder for cash E
Floor, 255 Nort
nue, Polk Cour
00am on the 9t
br. 2005, the fo
property as set
Judgment, to wit
THE EAST 1 5
FOLLOWING:
POINT OF INT
THE EAST LII
BARTOW-L/
HIGHWAY AN
LINE OF TH
THE NE 1/4
33, TOWNS
RANGE 26 EA
ALONG SAID
OF SW 1/4 (
A DISTANCE
THENCE RUN
TANCE OF
THENCE WE
TO THE AFO0
LINE OF SW
1/4 A DIST,
FEET, MORE
THE EAST R
LINE OF THE
LAKE WALE
THENCE RUN
SAID EAST F
LINE A DIST/
FEET, MORE
THE POINT 01
NOTE: Pur
Fair Debt
Practices A
advised tha
firm is deen
debt collec
ing to collect
any infor
trained will
that purpose
All sales are to I
end of the east
of the Polk Cou
cated at 255 No
nue, Bartow, Fil
that the main e


on Church Street. No entry is pos-
sible 'from Broadway Avenue. In
the event any temporary change is
necessary, the Clerk will post a "
Notice of Change" at the sale lo-
cation directing the bidders to the
temporary sale location.
If you are a person with disabilities
who needs any accommodation in
order to participate in this pro-
ceeding, you are entitled at no
cost to you, to the provision of cer-
tain assistance. Please contact the
Office of the Court Administrator,
(863) 534-4690, within two (2)
working days of your receipt of this
notice; if you are hearing or voice
impaired, call TDD (863) 534-7777
or Florida Relay Services 711.
Dated 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

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


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 19th 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 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 August,
2005.
RICHARD M WEISS
Clerk Of The Circuit Court
By: /s/ Tamika Joiner
Deputy Clerk
(Seal)
Aug. 25, Sept. 1, 2005-2782


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


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF
THE STATE OF FLORIDA, IN
AND FOR POLK COUNTY,
FLORIDA
BOUNTIFUL LANDS, INC. a Flor-
ida corporation,
Plaintiff
vs
DOYLE W. MELTON, SUSAN V.
MELTON, and the unknown
spouses, heirs, devisees, grant-
ees, creditors, or other parties
claiming by, through, under or
against them,
Defendants.
CASE NO:
GC-G-97-1900
AMENDED NOTICE OF SALE
Notice is hereby given that pur-
suant to a Amended Summary Fi-
nal Judgment entered in the above
entitled cause in the Circuit Court
of Polk County, Florida, described
as follows:
Lot 005, of OAK RIDGE ES-
TATES, PHASE X, according to
the Plat thereof, as recorded in
Plat Book 83, at Page 5, of the
public records of Polk County,
Florida.
at public sale, to the highest
and best bidder for cash, at the
First Floor, East Corridor of The
Polk County Courthouse, Bar-
tow, Florida, at 9:00 A.M. on
the 7th day of October, 2005.
If you are a person with a disability
who needs any accommodation in
order to participate in this pro-
ceeding, you are entitled, at no
cost to you, to the provision of cer-
tain assistance. Please contact the
Office of the Court Administrator,
(863) 534-4690, within two (2)
working days of your receipt of this
notice of hearing; if you are hear-
ing or voice impaired, call TDD
(863) 534-7777 or Florida Relay
Service (800) 955-8770.
RICHARD M. WEISS
As Clerk of Said Court
By: /s/ Tamika Joiner
Deputy Clerk
(Court Seal)
Sept. 1, 8, 2005-2854

NOTICE OF ACTION
BEFORE THE BOARD OF
NURSING
IN RE: The license to practice
Nursing of
Cathy Southard, L.P.N.
895 Willow Lane
Bartow, Florida 33830
CASE NO.: 2004-
16748
LICENSE NO.: PN
933841
The Department of Health has
filed an Administrative Com-
plaint against you, a copy
which may be obtained by con-
tacting, Robert Fricke, Assis-
tant General Counsel, Prosecu-
tion Services Unit, 4052 Bald
Cypress Way, Bin# C65, Talla-
hassee, Florida 32399-3265,
(850) 414-8126.
If no contact has been made by
you concerning in the above by
September 9, 2005, the mat-
ter of the Adr,: .'trative Com-
plaint will Do 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
da ys 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. 1 1, 18, 25, Sept. 1,
2005-2629


September 1, 2005 The Polk County Democrat 5B

T COURT OF THE IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR IN THE ClIHiUI COURTOFTHE
,L CIRCUIT OF POLK COUNTY, FLORIDA TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN,
E.ND FOR POLK RANDOLPH W. BROOKS and AND FOR POLK COUNTY,
ERAL JURISDIC- PATSY JO BROOKS FLO-.CIDA
T THL CHIRAMEL GI- P,
nk, N.A., as Trus- Plaintiffs INC., Florida corp.;a-
ust 2001-5 Asset CARRON LOUISE PARKER, Ml- tion,
tes Series 2001-5, CHAEL PARKER and THE HEIRS Plaintiff,
AT LAW OF THELMA M. vs.
BROOKS KAM KEUNG LEE and
od, etal., Defendants CHUN CHU WOO, his
IS. CASE NO. wife, PETER BIANCO, OX-
CA-1791 DIV 08 53-2005-CA-003016-0000-WH FORD INC. a diss COMPA-
TrICE OF SUMMONS NIES, INC., a dissolved
OSURE SALE STATE OF FLORIDA corporation, and the several
Sby given that, pur- To all and singular the sheriffs and respective unknown as-
inal Judgment of of the State: signs, successors in interest,
ed June 24 2005 YOU ARE HEREBY COM- trustees ur ary other person
civil case number MANDED to serve the summons claiming by, through, under or
DIV 08, of the Cir- and a copy of the complaint or pe- against any defendants or
S10th Judicial Cir- tition in this action on the defen- other Icgal entity named as a
Polk County, Flor- dant, THE HEIRS AT LAW OF defendant: and all claimants,
WELLS FARGO THELMA M. BROOKS, by publica- persons or parties, natural or
STRUSTEE FOR tion. corporate, or whose exact legal
2001-5 ASSET Each defendant is hereby required status is unknown, claiming un-
TIFICATES SE- to serve written defenses to said der any of the above named or
Plaintiff and Sid- complaint or petition on I. WES- described defendants or parties
d; Polk County, a TON WHEELER, ESQUIRE, or claiming to have any right,
ion of the State of Plaintiff's attorney, whose address title, or interest in and to the
f Florida, Depart- is P.O. Box 1396, Winter Haven, lands lh!reafter described,
ue; Unknown per- FL 33882-1396, within 20 days af- Defendants.
3sion of the subject ter service of this summons on CASE NO:
1 n/k/a Suzanne that defendant, exclusive of the 53-2005CA-001905-0000-WH
e Defendant(s), I day of service, and to file the origi- NOTICE OF ACTION
highest and best nal of said written defenses with TO: Kam Keung Lee
East Corridor, First the Clerk of the Court either before YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an
h Broadway Ave- service of plaintiff's attorney, or action to Foreclose a Mortgage on
nty, Florida, at 9: immediately thereafter. If a defen- the following property in Polk
h day of Septem- dant fails to do so, a default will be County, Florida:
allowing described entered against the defendant for Lot 1 29, WOOD-
forth in said Final the relief demanded in the corn- LANDS, according to
t: plaint or petition. the map or plat
50 FEET OF THE WITNESS my hand and official thereof as recorded
BEGIN AT THE seal of this Court on the 12th day in Plat Book 87, at
TERSECTION OF of August, 2005. Page 34, of the Pub-
NE OF THE OLD RICHARD M2005. WEISSlic Records of Polk
AKE WALES As Clerk of the Court County, Florida.
4D THE NORTH As y Bett S Norrell has been filed against you and
E SW 1/4 OF as Deputy Clerk you are required to serve a
4 OF SECTION (COURT SEAL) copy of your written defenses,
lIP 29 SOUTH, Aug. 25, Sept. 1, 8,15, 2005-2791 if any, to it on ALBERT C. GAL-
AST, RUN EAST LOWAY, JR., ALBERT C. GAL-
NORTH LINE LOWAY, JR., P.A., whose, ad-
OF THE NE 1/4 dress is Post Office Box 3339,
OF 300 FEET; Lake Wales, Florida 33859-
SOUTH A DIS- IN THE CIRCUIT COURT 3339 within thirty (30) days
100 FEET, OF THE 10TH JUDICIAL after the first publication of
ST PARALLEL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR this notice, and file the original
RESAID NORTH POLK COUNTY, FLORIDA with the clerk of this court ei-
1/4 OF THE NE CIVIL DIVISION their before service on plain-
ANCE OF 300 MORTGAGE ELECTRONIC REG- tiff's attorney or immediately
OR LESS, TO ISTRATION SYSTEMS, INC., thereafter; otherwise a default
IGHT OF WAY Plaintiff, will be entered against you fc,
OLD BARTOW- vs. the relief demanded in the
ES HIGHWAY, ROBERT D. HOLT, et al, complaint or petition.
NORTH ALONG Defendants. If you are a person with disabilities
NIGHT OF WAY CASE NO.: who needs any accommodation in
ANCE OF 100 53-2005-CA-2200 order to participate in this pro-
OR LESS, TO SECTION 11 ceeding, you are entitled at no
F BEGINNING. NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE cost to you, to the provision of cer-
suant to the SALE tain assistance. Please contact the
Collection NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN Office of the Court Administrator,
,ct you are pursuant to a Final Judgment of (863) 534-4690, within two (2)
at this law Foreclosure dated the 15- day of working c -ys of your receipt of this
ned to be a August 2005, and entered in notice; if ,ju are hearing or voice
:tor attempt- Case No. 53-2005-CA-2200, of impaired, call TDD (863) 534-7777
ct a -debt and the Circuit Court of the 10TH Judi- or Florida Relay Services 711.
mation ob- cial Circuit in and for Polk County, WITNESS my hand and the
be used for Florida, wherein MORTGAGE seal of this Court on August
se. ELECTRONIC REGISTRATION 22, 2005.
be held at the east SYSTEMS, INC. AS NOMINEE RICHARD M. WEISS
corridor, first floor, FOR COUNTRYWIDE HOME As Clerk of said Court
nty Courthouse to- LOANS, INC. is the Plaintiff and By: /s/Shirley Deschamps
rth Broadway Ave- ROBERT D. HOLT; BOARD OF As Deputy Clerk
orida. Please note COUNTY COMMISSIONERS OF (COURT SEAL)
entrance is located POL K COtNTY Fl ORIDA; Aug. 25, Sept. 1, 2005-2806


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
AUgMsL_2_0Q5.
RICHARD M. WEISS
As Clerk, Circuit Court
By: /s/ Tamika Joiner
As Deputy Clerk
(Seal)
Aug. 25, Sept. 1, 2005-2787










The Polk County Democrat


September 1, 2005


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IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR
POLK COUNTY, FLORIDA PRO-
BATE DIVISION
IN RE: ESTATE OF
JOHNNIE LEE LOVEJOY,
Deceased.
File No.:
05CP-0876
NOTICE TO CREDITORS
The administration of the estate
of JOHNNIE LEE LOVEJOY, de-
ceased, whose date of death was
April 3, 2005, and whose Social
Security Number is 422-46-8125,
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 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 September 1 2005.
Personal Representative:
SABRINA LOVEJOY
Petitioner
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
Sept. 1, 8, 2005-2870


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT
OF THE 10OTH JUDICIAL
CIRCUIT IN AND FOR
POLK COUNTY, FLORIDA
GENERAL JURISDICTION
DIVISION
BANK ONE NATIONAL ASSO-
CIATION, AS TRUSTEE FOR FNT
MSB SERIES 2001-4,
Plaintiff,
vs.
JACQUELINE MOORE, et al.,
Defendants.
Case No.
2003-CA-596
NOTICE OF
FORECLOSURE SALE
NOTICE IS HEREBY
GIVEN pursuant to a Summary
Final Judgment of Foreclosure
Including Award of Attorneys'
Fees and Costs dated Decem-
ber 4, 2003, entered in Case
No. 2003-CA-596 of the Cir-
cuit Court of the 10TH Judicial
Circuit in and for Polk County,
Florida, wherein BANK ONE NA-
TIONAL ASSOCIATION, AS
TRUSTEE FOR FNT MSB SERIES
2001-4 is the Plaintiff and JAC-
QUELINE MOORE AND JIMMIE
MOORE, her husband; ASSOCIA-
TION OF POINCIANA.VILLAGES,
INC., a Florida Corporation;
POINCIANA VILLAGE THREE AS-
SOCIATION, INC., a Florida cor-
poration; JOHN DOE and JANE
DOE is/are Defendants, I will
sell to the highest and best
bidder for cash, at East End of
the East Corridor, First Floor,
Polk County Courthouse, 255
N. Broadway Avenue, Bartow,
Polk County, Florida in the City
of Bartow, Florida at 9:00
o'clock A.M., on Monday, the
19th day of September, 2005,
the following described prop-
erty, as set forth in said Sum-
mary Final Judgment of Fore-
closure Including Award of At-
torneys' Fees and Costs, to
wit:
Lot 13, in Block 1603, of
POINCIANA NEIGHBORHOOD
2, VILLAGE 3, according to
the Plat thereof, as re-
corded in Plat Book 54, at
Pages 12 through 20, 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 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 Admihistrator,
(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 19th day of
August, 2005.
RICHARD M. WEISS, Clerk
By: /s/ Yvette Johnson
Deputy Clerk
(Seal)
Sept. 1, 8, 2005-2847


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
10TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF
FLORIDA, IN AND FOR POLK
COUNTY
MORTGAGE ELECTRONIC REG-
ISTRATION SYSTEMS, INC.,
PLAINTIFF,
-vs-
JERRY W. BALL; UNKNOWN
PARTIES IN POSSESSION #1; 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, DEVI-
SEES, GRANTEES, OR OTHER
CLAIMANTS,
DEFENDANTS.
CASE NO. 2004-CA-1163
AMENDED NOTICE OF SALE
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN
pursuant to an Order of Final
Judgment of Foreclosure dated
August 22, 2005, entered in Civil
Case No. 2004-CA-1163 of the
Circuit Court of the 10TH Judicial
Circuit in and for POLK County,
Florida, wherein MORTGAGE
ELECTRONIC REGISTRATION
SYSTEMS, INC., Plaintiff and
JERRY W. BALL 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
COURTHOUSE, 255 NORTH
BROADWAY AVENUE, BAR-'
TOW, FLORIDA, AT 9:00 AM,
MAIN ENTRANCE IS ON
CHURCH STREET, NO ENTRY
AVAILABLE ON BROADWAY
AVE. on September 28 2005, the
following described property as set
forth in said Final Judgment, to-
wit: .
LOT 83 OF MCLEOD GARDENS
PHASE THREE, ACCORDING TO
THE MAP OR PLAT THEREOF
RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 116,
PAGE 28, OF THE PUBLIC RE-
CORDS OF POLK COUNTY,
FLORIDA.
All sales are to be held at the east
end of the east corridor, first floor,
of the Polk County Courthouse lo-
cated at 255 North Broadway Ave-
nue, Bartow, Florida. Please note
that the main entrance is located
on Church Street. No entry is.pos-
sible from Broadway Avenue. In
the event any temporary change is
necessary, the Clerk will post a "
Notice of Change" at the sale loca-
tion directing the bidders to the
temporary sale location.
If you are a person with a dis-
ability who needs any accom-
modation in order to partici-
pate in this proceeding, you are
entitled, at no cost to you, to
the provision of certain assis-
tance. Please contact the Of-
fice of the Court Administrator,
(863) 534-4690, within two
(2) working days of your re-
ceipt of this notice; if you are
hearing or voice impaired, call
(TDD) (863) 534-7777, or
Florida Relay Service 711.
DATED at BARTOW, Florida,
this 25th day of August, 2005.
RICHARD M. WEISS
CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT
COURT
POLK County, Florida
By: /s/ Tamika Joiner
Deputy Clerk
(Seal)
Sept. 1, 8, 2005-2856




IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR
POLK COUNTY, FLORIDA PRO-
BATE DIVISION
IN RE: ESTATE OF
WALTER G. BELL,
Deceased.
File Number:
05CP-1735
Division Probate.
NOTICE TO CREDITORS
The administration of the estate
of WALTER G. BELL, deceased,
whose date of death was July 8,
2005; File Number 05CP-1735, is
pending in the Circuitt out for
Polk County, Florida, Probate Divi-
sion, the address of which is Post
Office Box 9000, Drawer CC-4,
Bartow, FL 33831-9000. The
names and addresses of the Per-
sonal Representative and the Per-
sonal Representative's attorney
are set forth below.
All creditors of the decedent
and other persons having claims
or demands against decedent's
estate, on whom a copy of this no-
tice, has been served, must file
their claims with this court WITHIN
THE LATER OF 3 MONTHS AF-
TER THE DATE OF THE FIRST
PUBLICATION'OF THIS NOTICE
OR 30 DAYS AFTER THE DATE
OF SERVICE OF A COPY OF
THIS NOTICE ON THEM.
All other creditors of the dece-
dent and persons having claims or
demands against decedent's es-
tate must file their claims with this
court WITHIN 3 MONTHS AFTER
THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUB-
LICATION OF THIS NOTICE.
ALL CLAIMS NOT SO FILED
WILL BE FOREVER BARRED.
NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME
PERIOD SET FORTH ABOVE,
ANY CLAIM FILED TWO (2)
YEARS OR MORE AFTER THE
DECEDENT'S DATE OF DEATH
IS BARRED.
The date of first publication of this
Notice is September 1st, 2005.
MARGERY E. BELL
Personal Representative
2013 9th Street, S.E.
Winter Haven, Florida 33880
Janet M. Stuart
Attorney for Personal Representa-
tive
Florida Bar No. 316679
GRAY ROBINSON, P.A.
One Lake Morton Drive
Post Office Box 3
Lakeland, Florida 33802-0003
Telephone: (863) 284-2200
Sept. 1,8, 2005-2860


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.
MELISSA D. THOMAS A/K/A
MELISSA DENISE THOMAS, 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 MELISSA D. THOMAS
A/K/A MELISSA DENISE THO-
MAS; ERIC A. THOMAS 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 ERIC A. THOMAS;
HUNTINGTON RIDGE PROP-
ERTY OWNER'S ASSOCIATION,
INC.; JOHN DOE AND JANE DOE
AS UNKNOWN TENANTS IN
POSSESSION
DEFENDANTS)
CASE NO:
05CA-711
RE-NOTICE OF FORECLO-
SURE SALE
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN
pursuant to an Order Granting the
Motion to Reset Foreclosure Sale
dated August 25 2005 entered in
Civil Case No. 05CA-711 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, Flor-
ida, at 9:00 a.m. on the 30th day
of September, 2005 the following
described property as set forth in
said Summary Final Judgment, to-
wit:
LOT 42, HUNTINGTON
RIDGE, ACCORDING TO
THE MAP OR PLAT
THEREOF AS RE-
CORDED IN PLAT
BOOK 113, PAGE 39,
OF THE PUBLIC RE-
CORDS OF POLK
COUNTY, FLORIDA.
All sales are to be held at tlhe
east end of the, east corridor,
first floor, of the Polk County
Courthouse located at 255 North
Broadway Avenue, Bartow, Flor-
ida. Please note that the, main
entrance is located on Church
Street. No entry is possible from
Broadway Avenue. In the event
any temporary change Is neces-
sary, the Clerk will post a "Notice
of Change" at the sale location
directing the bidders to the tem-
porary sale location.
If you are a person with disabilities
who needs any accommodation in
order to participate in this pro-
ceeding, you are entitled at no
cost to you, to the provision of cer-
tain assistance. Please contact the
Office of the Court Administrator,
(863) 534-4690, within two (2)
working days of your receipt of this
notice; if you are hearing or voice
impaired, call TDD (863) 534-7777
or Florida Relay Services 711.
Dated this 29th day of August,
2005.
RICHARD M. WEISS
Clerk of the Circuit Court
By: /s/ Mary Ann Ray
Deputy Clerk
(CIRCUIT COURT SEAL)
Sept. 1, 8, 2005-2876




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. '
HEYWARD YEOMAN ___ UN-
KNOWN SPOUSE HEYWARD
YEOMAN; and all unknown parties
claiming 'by, through, under or
against the above named Defen-
dants, who are not known to be .
dead or alive, whether said un-
known parties claim as heirs, devi-
sees, grantees, assignees, Ilenors,
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; POLK
COUNTY, a political subdivision of
the STATE OF FLORIDA,
Defendants.
CASE NO.
53-2004CA-003639-0000-00
i Section 8
NOTICE OF SALE
Notice is hereby given that, pur-
suant to the 'Final Judgment of
Foreclosure dated August 22,
2005, in this cause, in the Circuit
Court of POLK County, Florida,
described as:
THE EAST 1 FOOT OF LOT
37, ALL OF LOTS 38 AND
39, AND THE WEST 12 FEET
OF LOT 40, BLOCK 14, MAP
OF J.T. HORNEYS FIRST
ADDITION TO HOWENOCA
HILLS, ACCORDING TO THE
PLAT THEREOF AS RE-
CORDED IN PLAT BOOK 15,
PAGE 29, PUBLIC RE-
CORDS OF POLK COUNTY,
FLORIDA.
a/k/a 2526 Haywood St., Lake-
land, 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


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 20, Block 14, of SHORE
LAKES, according to the
Plat there, as recorded in
Plat Book 7, Page 15, of the
Public Records of Polk
County, Florida.
has been filed against you, and
that you are required to serve a
copy of your written defenses, if


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 28, 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
25th day of August, 2005.
Richard M. Weiss
Clerk of the Circuit Court
By: /s/ Tamika Joiner,
Deputy Clerk
(Seal)
Sept. 1, 8, 2005-2855


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR
POLK COUNTY, FLORIDA'
PROBATE DIVISION
IN RE: ESTATE OF
ROY MARGRAVES ES-
SARY,
Deceased.
File No.
05-CP-1942
Division Probate
NOTICE TO CREDITORS
The administration of the es-
tate of ROY MARGRAVES
ESSARY deceased, whose
date of death was February
11th, 2005. and whose So-
cial Security Number is 41 1-
28-8379, 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.
,[|'T'/liTH-''TA JOING THE
TI'.IE PERIOD'S SET FORTH'
AE,-'.E IJ, ,-Llr.1 FILED TWO
(2) YEARS OR MORE AFTER
THE DECEDENT'S DATE OF
DEATH IS BARRED.
The date of first publication of
this notice is September 1 2005
Personal Representative:
Linda C. Essary
4608 Killimore Lane
Tallahassee, FL
32309
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 -
Sept. 1,8, 2005-2871





IN THE CIRCUIT COURT IN AND
FOR POLK COUNTY, FLORIDA
DEUTSCHE BANK NATIONAL
TRUST COMPANY, AS TRUS-
TEE, OF AMERIQUEST MORT-
GAGE SECURITIES, INC., AS-
SET BACKED PASS THROUGH
CERTIFICATES, SERIES 2004-
R9, UNDER THE POOLING AND
SERVICING .AGREEMENT
DATED AS OF SEPTEMBER 1,
2004, WITHOUT RECOURSE,
Plaintiff,
vs.
PHILENA KAY BLACK, A/K/A
PHILENA K. BLACK; UNKNOWN
SPOUSE OF PHILENA KAY
BLACK A/K/A PHILENA K.
BLACK;UNKNOWN TENANT I;
UNKNOWN TENANT II; and any
unknown heirs, devisees, grant-
ees, creditors, and other unknown
persons or unknown spouses
claiming by, through and under
any of the above-named Defen-
dants,
Defendants.
/
CASE NO.:
53-2005-CA-3028-WH-08
NOTICE OF ACTION
TO:
PHILENA KAY BLACK, A/K/A
PHILENA K. BLACK
807 N GARY ROAD
LAKELAND, FL 33801
UNKNOWN TENANT I
807 N GARY ROAD
LAKELAND, FL 33801
UNKNOWN TENANT II
807 N GARY ROAD
LAKELAND, FL 33801
UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF
PHILENA KAY BLACK
807 N GARY ROAD
SLAKELAND, FL 33801
LAST KNOWN ADDRESS


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 26th 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/ Shirley Deschamps
Deputy Clerk
(Court Seal)
Sept. 1, 8, 2005-2873


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT
OF THE 10TH JUDICIAL
CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR
POLK COUNTY, FLORIDA
CIVIL DIVISION
BANC ONE FINANCIAL SERV-
ICES, INC.,
Plaintiff,
vs.
JULI WARREN; RICHARD R.
WARREN; JOHN DOE; JANE
DOE AS UNKNOWN TENANTS)
IN POSSESSION OF THE SUB-
JECT PROPERTY,
Defendants.c
CASE NO.:
GC-G-2000-1710
RE-NOTICE OF FORECLO-
SURE SALE
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN
pursuant to a Motion and Order
Resetting Foreclosure Sale Date
dated the 25th day of August,
2005 and entered in Case No.
GC-G-2000 1710, of the Circuit
Court of the 10TH Judicial Circuit
in and for Polk County, Florida,
wherein BANC ONE FINANCIAL
SERVICES, INC., is the Plaintiff
and JULI WARREN; RICHARD R.
WARREN; JOHN DOE; JANE
DOE AS UNKNOWN TENANTS)
IN POSSESSION OF THE SUB-
JECT PROPERTY are defen-
dants. I will sell to the highest and
best bidder for cash at the EAST
END OF THE EAST CORRIDOR,
1ST FLOOR, POLK COUNTY
COURTHOUSE, 255 N BROAD-
WAY, BARTOW, FLORIDA (EN-
TRY ON CHURCH STREET), at
the Polk County Courthouse, in
BARTOW, Florida, at 9:00 a.m. on
the 30th day of September 2005,
the following described property
as set forth in said Final Judg-
ment, to wit:
LOT 19 AN THE NORTH 1/2
OF LOT 18, BLOCK E,
WHISTLER WOODS, AS
SHOWN BY MAP OR PLAT
THEREOF RECORDED IN
PLAT BOOK 35, PAGE 47,
PUBLIC RECORDS OF
POLK COUNTY, FLORIDA.
A/K/A: 115 PINE TREE
LANE, AUBURNDALE, FL
33823
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 29th day of August.
2005.
RICHARD M WEISS
Clerk Of The Circuit Court
By: /s/ Mary Ann Ray
Deputy Clerk
(Seal) "
Sept. 1, 8, 2005-2874




IN THE CIRCUIT COURT
OF THE 10TH JUDICIAL
CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR
POLK COUNTY, FLORIDA
CIVIL DIVISION
COUNTRYWIDE HOME LOANS,
INC.,
Plaintiff,
vs.
LOIS A. MOONEY A/K/A LOIS
ANN MOONEY F/K/A LOIS A.
CLARK, etal,
Defendants.
CASE NO.:
53-2004-CA-3922 (4)
NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN
pursuant to a Final Judgment of
Foreclosure dated the 23r day of
August 2005, and entered in
Case No. 53-2004-CA-3922 (4), of
the Circuit Court of the 10TH Judi-
cial Circuit in and for Polk County,
Florida, wherein COUNTRYWIDE
HOME LOANS, INC. is the Plain-
tiff and LOIS A. MOONEY A/K/A
LOIS ANN MOONEY F/K/A LOIS
A. CLARK; BANKNORTH, NA-
TIONAL ASSOCIATION F/K/A
PEOPLES HERITAGE SAVINGS


property described as:
Lot 100, Block B, IS-
LAND WALK, as
shown by map or plat
thereof recorded in
Plat Book 87, Page 1
of the Public Records
of Polk County, Flor-
ida.
will be sold at public sale, to
the highest and best bidder for
cash, at the Polk County Court-
house. First Floor East End of
East Corridor. 255 North
Broadway Avenue. Bartow. Polk
County, Florida. at 9:00 a.m.,
on September 28. 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


RECORDS OF POLK
COUNTY, FLORIDA. TO-
GETHER WITH A 1991 BARR
DOUBLEWIDE MOBILE
HOME, VIN NUMBERS
FLFL33A13702BA, TITLE
NUMBERS 61884211 AND
61889356 AND RP#'S
R0500377 AND R0500376.
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 25th day of Augustl
2005.
RICHARD M WEISS
Clerk Of The Circuit Court
By: /s/Tamika Joiner
Deputy Clerk
(Seal)
Sept. 1, 8, 2005-2858

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF
FLORIDA, IN AND FOR POLK
COUNTY
CIVIL DIVISION
MIDFIRST BANK,
Plaintiff
vs.
VICTORIA 0. HAYGOOD,
UNITED STATES OF AMERICA,
DEPARTMENT OF HOUSING
AND URBAN DEVELOPMENT,
POLK COUNTY, and UNKNOWN
TENANTS/OWNERS,
Defendants.
CASE NO:
53-2003-CA-3012-0000
DIVISION 07
AMENDED NOTICE OF SALE
Notice is hereby given, pursu-
ant to the Amended Final Judg-
ment and Order Rescheduling
Foreclosure Sale entered in this
cause, in the Circuit Court of Polk
County, Florida, I will sell the prop-
erty situated in Polk County, Flor-
ida described as:
LOT 41, WHEELER
HEIGHTS, UNIT #2, AC-
CORDING TO THE MAP OR
PLAT THEREOF AS RE-
CORDED IN PLAT BOOK 58,
PAGE 45, PUBLIC RECORDS
OF POLK COUNTY, FLOR-
IDA.
and commonly known as: 4314
Stephanie Way, at public sale,
to the highest and best bidder,
for cash, in the East Corridor,
first floor, Polk County Court-
house, 255 North Broadway,
Bartow, Polk County, Florida will
be held at 9:00 o'clock, A.M.,
on September 30, 2005.
All sales are to be held at the east
end of the east corridor, first floor,
of the Polk County Courthouse lo-
cated at 255 North Broadway Ave-
nue, Bartow, Florida. Please note
that the main entrance is located
on Church Street. No entry is pos-
sible from Broadway Avenue. In
the event any temporary change is
necessary, the Clerk will post a "
Notice of Change" at the sale loca-
tion directing the bidders to the
temporary sale location.
If you are a person with a dis-
ability who needs any accom-
modation in order to partici-
pate in this proceeding, you are
entitled, at no cost to you, to
the provision of certain assis-
tance. Please contact the Of-
fice of the Court Administrator,
(863) 534-4690, within two
(2) working days of your re-
ceipt of this notice; if you are
hearing or voice impaired, call
(TDD) (863) 534-77-77, or
Florida Relay Service 711.
DATED this 26th day of August
2005.
RICHARD M. WEISS
Clerk of the Circuit Court
By: /s/ Mary Ann Ray
Deputy Clerk
(Seal)
Sept. 1, 8, 2005-2878




IN THE CIRCUIT COURT
OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL
CIRCUIT IN AND FOR
POLK COUNTY, FLORIDA
MIDFLORIDA FEDERAL CREDIT
UNION,
Plaintiff,
v.
HENRY L. DEE and LAURA S.
DEE, his wife; ISLAND WALK
AND ISLAND WALK EAST
HOMEOWNERS ASSOCIATION,
INC., a .Florida not-for-profit
corporation; JOHN PERONTO;
TENANT #1; TENANT #2; and
ANY AND ALL UNKNOWN. PAR-
TIES CLAIMING BY, THROUGH,
AND UNDER, AND AGAINST THE
HEREIN-NAMED DEFENDANTS
WHO ARE NOT KNOWN TO BE
DEAD OR ALIVE, WHETHER
SAID UNKNOWN PARTIES MAY
CLAIM AN INTEREST AS
SPOUSES, HEIRS, DEVISEES,
GRANTEES, OR OTHER CLAIM-
ANTS,
Defendants.
CASE NO.:
53-2003CA-00965-
0000-LK
SECTION: 11
NOTICE OF SALE
Notice is hereby given that pur-
suant to a Summary Judgment in
Foreclosure entered in the above-
entitled cause in the Circuit Court
of Polk County, Florida, the real


tow, Florida 33831-1276, on or
before September 23 2005 and
file the original with the Clerk of
this Court either before service on
the Petitioner's attorney or imme-
diately thereafter; otherwise, a de-
fault will be entered against you
for the relief demanded in the Peti-
tion.
Dated on August 30, 2005.
RICHARD M. WEISS,
As Clerk of the Court
by: /s/ Valerie Neal
As Deputy Clerk
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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
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 seal
this 29th day of August, 2005.
RICHARD M. WEISS
Clerk of the Court
By: /s/ Mary Ann Ray
As Deputy Clerk
(COURT SEAL)
Sept. 1, 8, 2005:2875



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 24th, 2005 at 8:30
a.m. in regards to vehicles:
92 MAZDA
VIN# JM1BG2249N0414420
88 CHEVROLET
VIN# 1G1BU51HXJA172121
85 CHEVROLET
VIN# 1G8EC16L4FF202747
87 MERCURY
VIN# 2MEBM37X2HB602411
89 ISUZU
VIN# JAACL16EXK7205419
92 FORD
VIN# 1RFAPP36UXNK116765
Sept. 1, 2005-2849



IN THE CIRCUIT COURT IN AND
FOR POLK COUNTY, FLORIDA
PROBATE DIVISION
IN RE: ESTATE OF
Ann Heath
Deceased.
File No.
53-2004-CP-002056
NOTICE OF ADMINISTRA-
TION
(Testate)
The administration of the estate
of Ann D. Heath, deceased,
File Number PR04-CA-2056 is
pending in the Circuit Court for
Polk County, Florida, the address
of which is 255 N. Broadway, Bar-
tow, Florida 33830, 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 Juris-
diction 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.
The date of the first publication
of this Notice is September 1,
2005.
Personal Representative:
RODNEY P. DUNAWAY
1 25 Foxridge Run
LongWood, FL 32750
Attorney for Personal Representa-
tive:
J. LARRY HANKS, ESQUIRE
Florida Bar No.: 83982
6500 South Highway 17-92
Fern Park, FL 32730
(407) 423-1231 Telephone
(407) 423-3066 Facsimile
Sept. 1, 8, 2005-2868



IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN
AND FOR POLK COUNTY,
FLORIDA
Family Law Division
IN RE: The Marriage of:
ROBERT C. McKEEN,
Petitioner/Husband
and
DEBRA McKEEN,
Respondent/Wife.
NOTICE OF ACTION- FOR
PUBLICATION
CASE NO.: 2005DR-5618
SECTION: 01
hTO: Debra McKeen
Current Address & Residence
Unknown
Last Known Addresses: Com-
munity Cable, Indian Lakes Es-
tates, Club House, State Road
60 East, Lake Wales, Fl and
Post Office Box 7626, Indian
Lakes Estates, FL 33855
YOU ARE NOTIFIED that a pe-
tition 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 Richard D. Mars, Esquire,
petitioner's attorney, whose ad-
dress is 343 W. Davidson Street,
Suite 103, P.O. Box 1276, Bar-


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR
POLK COUNTY, FLORIDA.
CIVIL DIVISION
WELLS FARGO BANK, N.A., AS
TRUSTEE FOR THE MLMI
TRUST SERIES 2004-HE2,
Plaintiff,
vs.
JASON M. LAWRENCE; MEL-
LISA LAWRENCE; UNKNOWN
TENANT NO .1; UNKNOWN TEN-
ANT NO. 2; and ALL UNKNOWN
PARTIES CLAIMING INTERESTS
BY, THROUGH, UNDER OR
AGAINST A NAMED DEFEN-
DANT TO THIS ACTION, OR
HAVING OR CLAIMING TO HAVE
ANY RIGHT, TITLE OR INTER-
EST IN THE PROPERTY HEREIN
DESCRIBED,
Defendants.
CASE NO.
532005CA001897XXXXXX
NOTICE OF SALE
PURSUANT TO CHAPTER 45
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN
pursuant to an Order or Summary
Final Judgment of foreclosure
dated Auoust 22 2005. and en-
tered in Case No.
532005CA001897XXXXXX of the
Circuit Court of the Tenth Judicial
Circuit in and for Polk County,
Florida, wherein WELLS FARGO
BANK, N.A., AS TRUSTEE FOR
THE MLMI TRUST SERIES 2004-
HE2 is Plaintiff and JASON M.
LAWRENCE; MELLISA LAW-
RENCE; UNKNOWN TENANT NO
.1; UNKNOWN TENANT NO. 2;
and ALL UNKNOWN PARTIES
CLAIMING INTERESTS BY,
THROUGH, UNDER OR
AGAINST A NAMED DEFEN-
DANT TO THIS ACTION, OR
HAVING OR CLAIMING TO HAVE
ANY RIGHT, TITLE OR. INTER-
EST IN THE PROPERTY HEREIN
DESCRIBED, are Defendant, I will
sell to the highest and best bidder
for cash at the East end of the
East corridor, first floor, Polk
County Courthouse, 255 N. Broad-
way Avenue, Bartow, Florida at
Polk County, Florida, at 9:00 a.m.
on the 20-n day of Seotember.
2005, the following described
property as set forth in said Order
or Final Judgment, to wit:
LOT 12 IN BLOCK "B" MAP
OF LAKESIDE SUBDIVISION,
AS SHOWN ON PLAT RE-
CORDED IN PLAT BOOK 17,
PAGE 42, PUBLIC RECORDS
OF POLK COUNTY, FLORIDA.
All sales are to be held at the east
end of the east corridor, first floor,
of the Polk County Courthouse lo-
cated at 255 North Broadway Ave-
nue, Bartow, Florida. Please note
that the main entrance is located
on Church Street. No entry is pos-
sible from Broadway Avenue. In
the event any temporary change is
necessary, the Clerk will post a "
Notice of Change" at the sale loca-
tion directing the bidders to the
temporary sale location.
If you are a person with disabilities
who needs any accommodation in
order tO participate in this pro-
ceeding, you are entitled at no
cost to you, to the provision of cer-
tain assistance. Please contact the
Office of the Court Administrator,
(863) 534-4690, within two (2)
working days of your receipt of this
notice; if you are hearing or voice
impaired, call TDD (863) 534-7777
or Florida Relay Services 711.
DATED at Bartow, Florida,
on August 25. 2005.
RICHARD M. WEISS
As Clerk, Circuit Court
By: /s/ Tamika Joiner
As Deputy Clerk
(Seal)
Sept. 1, 8, 2005-2857



IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR
POLK COUNTY, FLORIDA
PROBATE DIVISION
IN RE: ESTATE OF
HARRIETTE MAY AD-
AMS,
Deceased.
File No.
05CP-1968
NOTICE OF ADMINISTRA-
TION
AND
NOTICE TO CREDITORS
The administration of the Estate
of HARRIETTE MAY AD-
AMS, deceased, File Number
05CP-1968, is pending in the Cir-
cuit Court for Polk County, Florida,
Probate Division, the address of
which is Post Office Box 9000,
Drawer CC-4, Bartow, FL 33830-
9000. The estate is TESTATE.
The date of the decedent's Will is
8/25/1997. The names and ad-
dresses of the Personal Repre-
sentative and the Personal Repre-
sentative's attorney are set forth
below.
ALL INTERESTED PER-
SONS ARE NOTIFIED
THAT:
All persons on whom this No-
tice of Administration is served
who have objections that chal-
lenge the validity of the will, the
qualifications of the personal rep-
resentative, venue, or jurisdiction
of this Court are required to file
their objections with this Court
WITHIN THREE MONTHS AF-
TER THE DATE OF SERVICE OF
A COPY OF THIS NOTICE ON
THEM. ALL OBJECTIONS NOT
SO FILED WILL BE FOREVER


BARRED.
All creditors of the decedent
and other persons having claims
or demands against decedent's
estate, including unmatured, con-
tingent or unliquidated claims, on
whom a copy of this notice is
served must file their claims with
this Court WITHIN THE LATER
OF THREE (3) MONTHS AFTER
THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUB-
LICATION OF THIS NOTICE OR
THIRTY (30) DAYS AFTER THE
DATE OF SERVICE OF A COPY
OF THIS NOTICE ON THEM.
All other creditors of the dece-
dent and persons having claims or
demands against the decedent's
estate must file their claims with
this court WITHIN THREE
MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF
THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF
THIS NOTICE. ALL CLAIMS NOT
SO FILED WILL BE FOREVER
BARRED.
The date of the first publication
of this Notice is: SeDtember 1
2005.
Personal Representative:
Frank Harris Adams
P.O. Box 1163
Lake Alfred, FL 33850
William David Adams
1705 Santa Maria Place
Orlando, FL 32860
STEPHEN F. BAKER
ATTORNEY AT LAW
Attorney for Personal Representa-
tive
800 FIRST STREET, S.
WINTER HAVEN, FL 33880
Florida Bar No.: 217182
Telephone: (863) 299-2118
Sept. 1, 8, 2005-2880




IN THE CIRCUIT COURT
OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL
CIRCUIT IN AND FOR
POLK COUNTY, FLORIDA
EDWARD 0. CLEMENTS,
Plaintiff,
vs.
LEROY BAXTER, UNKNOWN
SPOUSE OF LEROY BAXTER;
UNKNOWN HEIRS OF LEROY
BAXTER; KATHLEEN BENTON
(f/k/a Kathleen Baxter); UN-
KNOWN SPOUSE OF KATH-
LEEN BENTON (f/k/a Kathleen
Baxter); ALLAN LAFEVER, UN-
KNOWN SPOUSE OF ALAN LA-
FEVER, ANY AND ALL UN-
KNOWN PARTIES CLAIMING BY,
THROUGH, AND UNDER, AND
AGAINST THE HEREIN 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.
CASE NO.:
53-05-CA-002651
NOTICE OF ACTION
TO: KATHLEEN BENTON
YOU ARE NOTIFIED that a
Complaint for Quiet Title has been
filed against you in the Circuit
Court in and for Polk County,
Florida. The real property that is
subject of this action upon is more
fully described as follows:
Begin at a point 250
feet South and 100
feet East of the
Northwest corner of
the Southwest 1/4 of
the Northeast 1/4 of
Section 33, Township
27 South, Range 23
East for the Point of
Beginning; run thence
East 100.9 feet;
thence South 80
feet; thence West
100.9 feet; thence
North 80 feet to the
Point of Beginning, all
lying in Polk County,
Florida.
You are required to serve a copy
of your written defenses, if any,
with -the Clerk of the Court and
to serve a copy of said written
defenses on Plaintiff's attorney
whose name and address is:
Mark E. Clements, P.A., 310
East Main Street, Lakeland,
Florida 33801, within thirty (30)
days after the first publication of
this Notice. Failure to file and
serve written defenses as re-
quired may result in a judgment
or order for the relief demanded,
without further notice.
DATED on this 26th day of
August. 2005.
Richard M Weiss
As Clerk of the Court
By /s/ Shirley Deschamps
As Deputy Clerk
(SEAL)
Sept. 1, 8, 2005-2851





Get a

"Cool Edge"
on the *
competition.
Sell it in the
classified


6B


Webb's Towing &
Recovery Service
2005 Highway 92 East
Lakeland, Florida 33801
863/687-0304
FAX/688-0926
PUBLIC AUCTION NOTICE
September 30, 2005 9:00 am

1988 Ohlsmobile Cutlass VIN# 1G3WS14W2JD328510
1987 Ford F-150 van VIN# IFDDE14N4HHA05922
1993 Ford Taurus siw VIN# 1FACP5845PG148925
1993 Saturn SC2 VIN# 1G8ZG1572PZ271785
1990 Nissan Maxima VIN# JN1HJ01P7LT427600
1996 Trailmobile trailer VIN# IPTG1JAHOT6004329
1985 GMC S-10 Jimmy VIN# 1G5CT18B8F0523489
1994 Chevrolet Beretta VIN# 1GILVI5M5RY120318
1992 Jeep Cherokee VIN# 1J4FJ58S2NL153781
1989 Dodge Aries VIN# 3B3BK46K9KT958936
2002 Chevrolet Cavalier VIN# 1GIJC524227293864
1987 Dodge Caravan VIN# 2B4FK51G4HR111310
1994 Volkswagon Jetta VIN# 3\VWRA81H8RM054841
1997 Chrysler Sebring VIN# 4C3AU52N7VE198247
1997 Chevrolet Suburban VIN# 3GNEC16R6VG184508
Kenworth tractor VIN# 1XKADB9X2SJ653290
1983 Chrysler 5"' Avenue VIN# 2C3BF66P9DR238895
1997 Saturn SL1 VIN# 1G8ZHI5283VZ222173
1992 Ford LTD VIN# 2FACP74W1NXI72956
1993 Buick Regal VIN# 2G4WFS4LXPl1495425

Sept. 1, 2005-2850


BANK A/K/A PEOPLES HERI-
TAGE BANK; POLK COUNTY,
FLORIDA; STATE OF FLORIDA,
DEPARTMENT OF REVENUE;
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 29th
day of September 2005 the fol-
lowing described property as set
forth in said Final Judgment, to
wit:
LOT 53, THE WOODS, UNIT
NO. 5, ACCORDING TO THE
PLAT THEREOF, RE-
CORDED PLAT BOOK 73,
PAGE 20, OF THE PUBLIC









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IN THE CIRCUIT COURT IN AND
FOR POLK COUNTY, FLORIDA
, M I- ^ PRIMA PROPERTIES, LLC,
Plaintiff,


Ui


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
10TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND
FOR POLK COUNTY, FLORIDA
CHASE HOME FINANCE, LLC,
SUCCESSOR BY MERGER TO
CHASE MANHATTAN MORT-
GAGE CORPORATION,
Plaintiff,
vs.
MELVIN THOMAS, et ux., et al.,
Defendant(s).
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.
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





NOTICE 'F 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, 1-800-955-8771 (TDD)
or 1-800-955-8770(V), via
Florida Relay Service.
Aug. 11, 18, 25, Sept. 1,
2005-2632

NOTICE OF ACTION
BEFORE THE BOARD' OF
NURSING '
IN RE: The license to practice
Nursing of
Priscilla Davis, C.N.A.
1507 A Kennedy Boulevard
Lakeland, Florida 33805
AND
3520 Cleveland Heights
Boulevard Apt. 56
Lakeland, Florida 33805
CASE NO.: 2004-
18841/2004-18848
LICENSE NO.: CX7*****
6191
The Department of Health has
filed an Administrative Com-
plaint against you, a copy
which may be obtained by con-
tacting, Robert Fricke, Assis-
tant General Counsel, Prosecu-
tion Services Unit, 4052 Bald
Cypress Way, Bin# C65, Talla-
hassee, Florida 32399-3265,
(850) 414-8126.
If no contact has been made by
yoL 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 procepeding 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


tic


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT IN AND
FOR THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIR-
CUIT FOR POLK COUNTY,
FLORIDA
PROBATE DIVISION
IN RE: ESTATE OF
CHARLENE WOODARD,
Deceased.
FILE NO.:
04CP-2862
NOTICE TO CREDITORS AND
NOTICE OF
ADMINISTRATION
The administration of the estate
of CHARLENE WOODARD, de-
ceased, File Number 04CP-20.2,
pending in the Circuit Court, for
Polk County, Florida, Probate Divi-
sion, the address of which is:
P. 0. Box 9000, CC-4
Bartow, FL 33830-9000
This estate is testate and' the
last will and testament is dated
January 8, 2003. The name and
address of the Personal Repre-
sentative and the Personal Repre-
sentative's attorney are set forth
below.
All interested persons on whom
a copy of this Notice to Creditors
is served must file objections that
challenge the validity of the Will,
the qualifications of the personal
representative, venue, or jurisdic-
tion of this Court by filing a petition
or other pleading requesting relief
with this Court, in accordance with
the Florida Probate Rules,
WITHIN THREE (3) MONTHS AF-
TER THE DATE OF SERVICE OF
A COPY OF THIS NOTICE TO
THEM.
All creditors of the decedent
and other persons having claims
or demands against decedent's
estate, including unmatured, con-
tingent or unliquidated claims, on
whom a copy of this notice is
served must file their claims with
this Court WITHIN THE LATER
OF THREE (3) MONTHS AFTER
THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUB-
LICATION OF THIS NOTICE OR
THIRTY (30) DAYS AFTER THE
DATE OF SERVICE OF A COPY
OF THIS NOTICE ON THEM.
All other creditors of the dece-
dent and other persons having
claims or demands against the de-
cedent's estate, including unma-
tured, contingent an unliquidated
claims, must file their claims with
this court WITHIN THREE (3)
MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF
THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF
THIS NOTICE.
ALL CLAIMS NOT SO FILED
WILL BE FOREVER BARRED.
* The date of first publication of
this Notice is September 1 2005
CHARLES DAVID WOODARD
10645 Cherry Street
Thornton, Colorado 80233
STEPHEN H. ARTMAN
Florida Bar No. 0828955
STEPHEN H. ARTMAN, P.A.
925 South Florida Avenue
Lakeland; Florida 33803
Telephone (863) 688-5252
Sept. 1, 8, 2005-2866



IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN
AND FOR POLK COUNTY, FLOR-
IDA
CIVIL DIVISION
IN RE: FORFEITURE OF:
2005 TOYOTA SCION (SUV),
TAG NO. 183HQQ VIN#
JTLKT324050177421
SIX THOUSAND FIVE HUNDRED
AND NO/100 DOLLARS
($6,500.00) UNITED STATES
CURRENCY

CASE NO.: 2005CA-003108
SECTION: 07
NOTICE OF FORFEITURE
PROCEEDINGS,
Maria Garzoria
4714 Walnut Circle
Lakeland, FL and
Raymundo Ruiz
4841 Myrtle View Drive
Mulberry, FL 33860 and
Bruce Hall
3230 Old Tampa High-
way
Lakeland, FL 33803
AND ALL OTHER PER-
SONS who claim an interest in
the above-captioned property:
Grady Judd, as Sher-
iff of Polk County, Florida, ("
Polk County Sheriff's Office"),
gives notice of forfeiture pro-
ceedings pursuant to Sections
932.701-707, Florida Statutes,
in regard to the above-de-
scribed property ("Captioned
Property").
1. Captioned Property was
seized in or near Mulberry, in
Polk County, Florida on or
about July 14, 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 Complairit 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 22, 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 23rd 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.
Sept. 1, 8, 2005-2846


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT
OF THE 10TH JUDICIAL
CIRCUIT IN AND FOR
POLK COUNTY, FLORIDA
TRAVIS MCQUINN,
Petitioner,
-and-
FANG CUI,
Respondent.
CASE NO.:
05DR-7296
NOTICE OF ACTION
FOR DISSOLUTION OF
MARRIAGE
TO: FANG CUI
Last Known Address: PO BOX
129, NICHOLS, FLORIDA
33863
YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an ac-
tion has been filed against you
and that you are required to
serve a copy of your written
defenses, if any, to it on
TRAVIS MCQUINN whose ad-
dress is 1014 N. CHURCH LOT
38 MULBERRY, FLORIDA
33860, on or before Septem-
ber 15, 2005, and file the origi-
nal with the Clerk of this Court
at 255 North Broadway Ave-
nue, Bartow, FL 33831 before
service on Petitioner or immedi-
ately thereafter. If you fail
to do so, a default may
be entered against you
for the relief demanded
in the Petition.
Copies of all court docu-
ments in this case, in-
cluding orders, are
available at the Clerk of
the Circuit Court's of-
fice. You may review
these documents upon
requests.
You must keep the Clerk
of the Circuit Court's
office notified of your
current address. (You
may file Notice of Cur-
rent Address, Florida
Supreme Court Approved
Family Law Form
12.915.) Future papers
in this lawsuit will be
mailed to the address
on record at the clerk's
office.
WARNING: Rule 12.285,
Florida Family Law Rules
of Procedure, requires
certain automatic dis-
closure of documents
and information. Failure
to comply can result in
sanctions, including dis-
missal or striking of
pleadings.
DATED August 8, 2005.
CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT
COURT
By: /s/ Lori Armijo
As Deputy Clerk
(Court Seal)
Aug. 11, 18, 25, Sept. 1,
2005-2636



IN THE CIRCUIT COURT 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
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 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 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 Thursday August
25.2005.
Personal Representative:
JEANIE BROWN
5924 Old Eagle Lake Road
Winter Haven, FL 33880
R.B. (RUSSELL) JACOBS
1161st St. East
Wahneta, FL 33880
BETTY E. KEMP
Post Off ice Box 1103
Winter Haven, FL 33882
LAW OFFICES OF J. KELLY
KENNEDY
Attorneys for Personal Represen-
tative
1981ST 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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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 Octo-
ber 10, 2005; and file the original
with the clerk of this court, either
before service on petitioner's attor-
ney, or immediately thereafter;
otherwise a default will be entered
against you for the relief de-
manded in the complaint or peti-
tion.
DATED on August 25, 2005.
As Clerk of said Court
By: /s/ Lori Armijo
As Deputy Clerk
(Court Seal)
Sept. 1,8, 15, 22, 2005-2859


vs
ANTHONY PELUSO and
ELEANOR PELUSO, his
wife, ASSOCIATION OF
POINCIANA VILLAGES,
INC.; AMY J. WADE;
JAMES COONS; CARL
RICHARD COONS; PAUL
EDWARD COONS; EMILY
B. CLETSOWAY; GEORGE
H. COONS; DONALD KEN-
NEDY; CLARA KENNEDY;
JACK KENNEDY; LEE
KENNEDY; MARGARET
DEWEES; LEONE. WILLIS;
JUNE M. KENNEDY; EARL
KENNEDY; DAVID G".
REZAB and SUE E.
REZAB, his wife; MATRIX
GENERAL, INC.,
JEANETTE E. CAVENDAR;
PANNING LUMBER, a divi-
sion of WHEELER CON-
SOLIDATED, INC.; IN-
DUSTRIAL WASTE SERV-
ICES, INC., d/b/a AAA
SANITARY DISPOSAL
SERVICE, INC.; GALL SIL-
ICA. MINING CO., INC.;
EDWARD J. KERWIN AND
SANTINA K. KERWIN, HIS
WIFE; LARRY POUGH and
IRENE M. POUGH, his
wife; NATIONAL LOAN
INVESTORS,
Defendants.
CASE NUMBER:
53-2005-CA-000181-0000-WH
AMENDED NOTICE OF AC-
TION
TO: MATRIX GENERAL, INC.
c/o CRAIG S. WAKEFIELD,
REGISTERED AGENT
2409 BROOKSIDE AVENUE
KISSIMMEE, FLORIDA 34744-
2705
GALL SILICA MINING COM-
PANY, INC.
c/o NATHAN B. SIMPSON, REG-
ISTERED AGENT
111 E. MADISON STREET,
SUITE 2300
TAMPA, FLORIDA 33602
YOU ARE HEREBY NOTIFIED
that a Complaint has been filed
against you, and you are required
to serve a copy of your written de-
fenses, if any, to it on STEPHEN
F. BAKER, ESQ., Plaintiff's attor-
ney, whose address is 800 First
Street S., Winter Haven, FL
33880, on or before the 19th day
of September., 2005, and file the
original with the Clerk of this
Court, either before service on
Plaintiff's attorney, or immediately
thereafter; otherwise a default will
be entered against you for the re-
lief demanded in the Petition.
The Plaintiff is seeking to quiet
title on real property described as
follows:
LOT 9, BLOCK 949, POINCI-
ANA NEIGHBORHOOD 4, VIL-
LAGE 7, ACCORDING TO THE
MAP OR PLAT THEREOF AS
RECORDED IN THE OFFICE OF
THE CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT
COURT IN AND FOR POLK
COUNTY, FLORIDA, IN PLAT
BOOK 53, PAGES 4 THRU 18.
LOT 17, BLOCK 1034, POIN-
CIANA NEIGHBORHOOD 4, VIL-
LAGE 7, ACCORDING TO THE
MAP OR PLAT THEREOF AS
RECORDED IN THE OFFICE OF
THE CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT
COURT IN AND FOR POLK
COUNTY,' FLORIDA, IN PLAT'
BOOK 53, PAGES 4 THRU 18.
LOT 6, BLOCK 1042, POINCI-
ANA NEIGHBORHOOD 4, VIL-
LAGE 7, ACCORDING TO THE
MAP OR PLAT THEREOF AS
RECORDED IN THE OFFICE OF
THE CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT
COURT IN AND FOR POLK
COUNTY, FLORIDA, IN PLAT
BOOK 53, PAGES 4 THRU 18.
LOT 7, BLOCK 1046, POINCI-
ANA NEIGHBORHOOD 4, VIL-
LAGE 7, ACCORDING TO THE
MAP OR PLAT THEREOF AS
RECORDED IN THE OFFICE OF
THE CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT
COURT IN AND FOR POLK
COUNTY, FLORIDA, IN PLAT
BOOK 53, PAGES 4 THRU 18.
LOT 19, BLOCK 1046, POIN-
CIANA NEIGHBORHOOD 4, VIL-
LAGE 7, ACCORDING TO THE
MAP OR PLAT THEREOF AS
RECORDED IN THE OFFICE OF
THE CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT
COURT IN AND FOR POLK
COUNTY, FLORIDA, IN PLAT
BOOK 53, PAGES 4 THRU 18.
LOT 6, BLOCK 1055, POINCI-
ANA NEIGHBORHOOD 4, VIL-
LAGE 7, ACCORDING TO THE
MAP QR PLAT THEREOF AS
RECORDED IN THE OFFICE OF
THE CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT
COURT IN AND FOR POLK
COUNTY, FLORIDA, IN PLAT
BOOK 53, PAGES 4 THRU 18.
If you are a person with disabili-
ties who needs any accommo-
dation In order to participate in
this proceeding, you are entitled
at no cost to you, to the provi-

sion of certain assistance.
Please 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
711.
WITNESS my hand and the
seal of this Court on this 9th day of
August, 2005.
RICHARD M. WEISS,
As Clerk of Said Court
BY: /s/ Jacqueline Caceres
As Deputy Clerk
(COURT SEAL)
Aug. 11, 18, 25, Sept. 1, 2005-
2639
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT POLK
COUNTY, FLORIDA
IN RE: The Marriage of:
RAYMOND ALF FILLINGER
HELGA GABRIELLE FILLINGER
CASE NO: 05DR-6688
NOTICE OF ACTION
TO: Helga Gabrielle Fillinger
7900 E. Princess Drive #1038
Scottsdale, Arizona 85255-
5808
YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an.
action for Dissolution of Marriage
has been filed against you, and
you are required to serve a copy


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; if you are hearing pr 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


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 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
August10., 2005 entered in Civil
Case No. 53-2004-CA-003031-
000-SEC1l1 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
eastend 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


ABOVE, ANY CLAIM FILED TWO
(2) YEARS OR MORE AFTER
THE DECEDENT'S DATE OF
DEATH IS BARRED.
The date of the first publica-
tion of this Notice is Septem
ber 1.2005.
Personal Representative:
Karen Elaine Pinkston
1358 Monterey Court
Morrow, GA 30260
Attorney for Personal Representa-
tive:
GERALDYNE H. CARLTON
CARLTON & CARLTON, P.A.
2310 Lakeland Hills Boulevard
Lakeland, Florida 33805-2970
Telephone No. (863) 688-5700
Fax No. (863) 687-6059
Florida Bar No. 251331
Sept. 1, 8, 2005-2867


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-
dpnts or other legal entity
named as a defendant; and all
claimants, persons or parties,
natural or corporate, or whose
exact legal status is unknown,
claiming under any of the
above named or described de-
fendants or parties or claiming
to have any right, title, or inter-
est in and to the lands hereaf-
ter described,
Defendants.
CASE NO:
53-2005CA-001937-0000
NOTICE OF ACTION
TO: TONY GATEHOUSE,
as Registered Agent of
Profile Florida (UK) Ltd.,
Inc.
YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an
action to quiet Tax Deed on the
following property in Polk County,
Florida:
Lot 6, Block 66, IN-
DIAN LAKE ESTATES
UNIT NO. 1, according
to the map or plat
thereof as recorded
in Plat Book 39, at
Page 1, of the Public
Records of Polk
County, Florida.
has been filed against you and
you are required to serve a
copy of your written defenses,
if any, to it on ALBERT C. GAL-
LOWAY, JR., ALBERT C. GAL-
LOWAY, JR., P.A., whose ad-
dress is Post Office Box 3339,
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 inoiis pro-
ceeding, you are entitled at no
cost to you, to the provision of
certain assistance. Please contact
the Office of the Court Administra-
tor, (863) 534-4690, within two (2).
working days of your receipt of this
notice; if you are hearing or voice
impaired, call TDD (863) 534-7777
or Florida Relay Services 711.
WITNESS my hand and the
seal of this Court on August
12, 2005.
RICHARD M. WEISS
As Clerk of said Court
By: /s/ Shirley Deschamps
As Deputy Clerk
(COURT SEAL)
Aug. 18, 25, Sept. 1, 8, 2005-2706






IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN
AND FOR POLK COUNTY,
FLORIDA
PROBATE DIVISION
IN RE: THE ESTATE OF
PERRY F. PINKSTON
Deceased
CC-7914
CASE NUMBER
05CP-1957
NOTICE TO CREDITORS
The administration of the estate
of Perry F. Pinkston, deceased,
whose date of death was Decem-
ber 10, 1994, Is pending in the Cir-
cuit Court for Polk County, Florida,
Probate Division; the address of
which is P.O. Box 9000 Drawer
CC-4, Bartow, Florida 33831-
9000. The names and addresses
of the personal -epresentative and
the personal representative's at-
torney are set forth below.
All creditors of the decedent
and other persons having claims
or demands against decedent's
estate, on whom a copy of this no-
tice is served must file their claims
with this court WITHIN THE
LATER OF 3 MONTHS AFTER
THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUB-
LICATION OF THIS NOTICE OR
30 DAYS AFTER THE DATE OF
SERVICE OF A COPY ON THEM.
All other creditors of the dece-
dent and other persons having
claims or demands against dece-
dent's estate, on whom a copy of
this notice is served must file their
claims with this court WITHIN 3
MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF
THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF
THIS NOTICE.
ALL CLAIMS AND OBJEC-
TIONS NOT SO FILED WILL BE
FOREVER BARRED.
NOTWITHSTANDING THE
TIME PERIOD SET FORTH


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; if you are hearing or voice
impaired, call TDD (863) 534-7777
or Florida Relay Services 711.
Dated this 19th day of August,
2005.
RICHARD M. WEISS
Clerk of the Circuit Court
By: /s/ Yvette Johnson
Deputy Clerk
(CIRCUIT COURT SEAL)
Sept. 1, 8, 2005-2848


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN
AND FOR POLK COUNTY, FLOR-
IDA
CIVIL DIVISION
IN RE: FORFEITURE OF:
ONE THOUSAND FOUR HUN-
DRED TEN AND NO/100 DOL-
LARS ($1,410.00) UNITED
STATES CURRENCY

CASE NO.: 2005CA-003144
SECTION: 04
NOTICE OF FORFEITURE
PROCEEDINGS
Thomas Boyette
2870 Howard Street
Mulberry, Florida 33860
AND ALL OTHER PER-
SONS who claim an interest in
the above-captioned property:
Grady Judd,.as Sher-
iff of Polk County, Florida, ("
Polk County Sheriff's Office"),
gives notice of forfeiture pro-
ceedings pursuant to Sections
932.701-707, Florida Statutes,
in regard to the above-de-
scribed property ("Captioned
Property").
1. Captioned Property was
seized in or near Poinciana, in
Polk County, Florida on or
about August 4, 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 24, 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 25th 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
Sept. 1, 8, 2005-2864









IN THE CIRCUIT COURT
OF THE 10th JUDICIAL
CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR
POLK COUNTY, FLORIDA
GENERAL JURISDICTION
DIVISION
PROPERTY ASSET MANAGE-
MENT, INC.,
PLAINTIFF
VS.
EDDIE W. THORNTON, 1I, 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 EDDIE W. THORN-
TON, II; ROBIN A. THORNTON,
IF LIVING, AND-IF DEAD, THE
UNKNOWN SPOUSE, HEIRS,
DEVISEES, GRANTEES, AS-
SIGNEES, LIENORS, CREDI-
TORS, TRUSTEES AND ALL
OTHER PARTIES CLAIMING AN
INTEREST BY, THROUGH, UN-
DER OR AGAINST ROBIN A.
THORNTON; FIRST NATIONAL
BANK OF OSCEOLA COUNTY;
- JOHN DOE AND JANE DOE AS
UNKNOWN TENANTS IN POS-
SESSION
DEFENDANTS)
CASE NO:
53-05-CA-0427-SEC07
NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE
SALE
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN
pursuant to a Summary Final
SJudgment of Foreclosure dated
August 15., 2005 entered in Civil
Case No. 53-05-CA-0427-SEC07
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 CORRI-
DOR ON THE FIRST FLOOR at
the POLK County Courthouse lo-
cated at 255 N Broadway Ave. in
Bartow, Florida, at 9:00 a.m. on
the 19th day of September 2005
the following described property
as set forth in said Summary Final
Judgment, to-wit:
LOT 21, DEER RUN ES-
TATES, PHASE I, AC-
CORDING TO THE
PLAT THEREOF AS RE-
CORDED IN PLAT
BOOK 83, PAGES 25,
26 AND 27, PUBLIC
RECORDS OF POLK
COUNTY, FLORIDA.
TOGETHER WITH A
1994 SKYLINE "
WOODBRIDGE" MANU-
FACTURED HOME, VIN
NUMBER 46610328GA
AND 46610328GB.
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


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 September 1. 205.
Personal Representative:
Craig A. Mundy
4927 Southfork Drive
Lakeland, Florida 33813
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
Sept. 1, 8, 2005-2869


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 Auaust 5 2005
RICHARD M. WEISS
As Clerk of the Court
By: /s/ Teresa Nelson
As Deputy Clerk
Apr. 11, 18, 25, Sept. 1,
2005-2615
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN
AND FOR POLK COUNTY, FLOR-
IDA
CIVIL DIVISION
IN RE: FORFEITURE OF:
ONE THOUSAND EIGHT HUN-
DRED EIGHTY-FOUR AND
NO/100 DOLLARS ($1,884.00)
UNITED STATES CURRENCY

CASE NO.: 2005CA-0031 55
SECTION: 08
NOTICE OF FORFEITURE
PROCEEDINGS
Bruce E. Jenkins
806 Booker Street
Haines City, Florida
AND ALL OTHER PER-
SONS who claim an interest in
the above-captioned property:
Grady Judd, as Sher-
iff of Polk County, Florida, ("
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 Alfred, in
Polk County, Florida on or
about July 5, 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, boha fide
lien holder, or person in posses-
sion of the property at the
time of seizure has the right to
request an adversarial prelimi-
nary hearing from the Tenth
Judicial Circuit Court to deter-
mine whether probable cause
exists to believe that Cap-
tioned Property has been or is
being used in violation of the
Florida Contraband Forfeiture
Act.
3. A Complaint seeking forfei-
ture of Captioned Property was
filed in the Circuit Court of the
Tenth Judicial Circuit in and for
Polk County on or- about
August 25, 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 25th 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
Sept. 1, 8, 2005-2865
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR
POLK COUNTY, FLORIDA PRO-
BATE DIVISION
IN RE: ESTATE OF
VIRGINIA N. REINKER
Deceased.
File No.:
05-CP-1937
NOTICE TO CREDITORS
The administration of the estate
of VIRGINIA N. REINKER, de-
ceased, whose date of death was
July 16, 2005, is pending in the
Circuit Court for Polk County, Flor-
ida, Probate Division, the address
of which is P.O. Box 9000, Drawer
CC-4, Bartow, Florida 33831. The
names and addresses of the per-
sonal representative and the per-
sonal representatives' attorney are
set forth below.
All creditors of the decedent
and other persons having claims
or demands against decedent's
estate on whom a copy of this no-
tice has been served must file
their claims with this court WITHIN
THE LATER OF 3 MONTHS AF-
TER THE DATE OF THE FIRST
PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE
OR 30 DAYS AFTER THE TIME
OF SERVICE OF A COPY OF
THIS NOTICE ON THEM.
All other creditors of the dece-
dent-and other persons having
claims or demands against dece-
dent's estate must file their claims
with this court WITHIN 3 MONTHS
AFTER THE DATE OF THE
FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS
NOTICE.


tember 1, 2005.
Person Giving Notice:
Ina M. Hadcock
7800 12th Street North
St. Petersburg, FL 33702
TROIANO & ROBERTS, P.A.
Attorneys for Person Giving Notice
317 SOUTH TENNESSEE AVE-
NUE
LAKELAND, FL 33801-4617
Telephone: (863) 686-7136
By: VIC OR TROIANO, ESQ.
Florida Bar No. 0221864
Sept. 1, 8, 2005-2863



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IN THE CIRCUIT COURT
OF THE 10th JUDICIAL
CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR
POLK COUNTY, FLORIDA
GENERAL JURISDICTION
DIVISION
COUNTRYWIDE HOME LOANS,
INC.,
PLAINTIFF
VS.
HARRY JOHN MAY, IF LIVING,
AND IF DEAD, THE UNKNOWN
SPOUSE, HEIRS, DEVISEES,
GRANTEES, ASSIGNEE: LIEN-
ORS, CREDITORS, TRUSTEES
AND ALL OTHER PARTIES
CLAIMING AN INTEREST BY,
THROUGH, UNDER OR
AGAINST HARRY JOHN MAY;
UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF HARRY
JOHN MAY, IF ANY; HOUSE-
HOLD FINANCE CORPORATION
III; JOHN DOE AND JANE DOE
AS UNKNOWN TENANTS IN
POSSESSION
DEFENDANTS)
CASE NO:
05-CA-1857
NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE
SALE
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN
pursuant to a Summary Final
Judgment of Foreclosure dated
August 22, 2005 entered in Civil
Case No. 05-CA-1857 of the Cir-
cuit Court of the 10TH Judicial Cir-
cuit 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 28th day
of September, 2005 the following
described property as set forth in
said Summary Final Judgment, to-
wit:
LOT 2, BLOCK 3,
TRADEWINDS SIXTH
ADDITION, ACCORD-
ING TO THE PLAT
THEREOF AS RE-
CORDED IN PLAT
BOOK 48, PAGE 20,
OF THE PUBLIC RE-
CORDS OF POLK
COUNTY, FLORIDA.
All sales are to be held at the
east end of the east corridor,
first floor, of the Polk County
Courthouse located at 255
North Broadway Avenue, Bar-
tow, Florida. Please note that
the main entrance is located
on Church Street. No entry is
possible from Broadway Ave-
nue. In the event any tempo-
rary change is necessary, the
Clerk will post a "Notice of
Change" at the sale location
directing the bidders to the
temporary sale location.
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 25th day of August,
2005.
RICHARD M. WEISS
Clerk of the Circuit Court
By: /s/ Tamika Joiner
Deputy Clerk -
(CIRCUIT COURT SEAL)
Sept. 1, 8, 2005-2853




IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR
POLK COUNTY, FLORIDA PRO-
BATE DIVISION
IN RE: ESTATE OF
INGE RUCH HADCOCK,
Deceased.
File No.
05-CP-1889
DIVISION: Probate
NOTICE TO CREDITORS
(Summary Administration)
TO ALL PERSONS HAVING
CLAIMS OR DEMANDS AGAINST
THE ABOVE ESTATE
You are hereby notified that an
Order of Summary Administration
has been entered in the estate of
INGE RUCH HADCOCK, de-
ceased, File Number 05-CP-1889;
by the Circuit Court for Polk
County, Florida, Probate Division,
the address of which is Post Office
Box 9000, Drawer CC-04, Bartow,
FL 33831-9000; that the dece-
dent's date of death was June 3rd,
2005; that the total value of the es-
tate is $6,191.85 and that the
names and addresses of those to
whom it has been assigned by
such order are:
Ina M. Hadcock
7800 12th Street North
St. Petersburg, FL 33702
Michaelle A. Henderson n/k/a
Michaelle Misiakowski
2257 Long Leaf Circle
Lakeland, FL 33810
Ina M. Hadcock, Trustee of the
Testamentary Trust created fbo
Frankie L. Gingrich
7800 12th Street North
St. Petersburg, FL 33702
ALL INTERESTED PERSONS ARE
NOTIFIED THAT:
All creditors of the estate of
the decedent and persons hav-
ing claims or demands against
the estate of the decedent
other than those for whom pro-
vision for payment was made in
the Order of Summary Admin-
istration must file their claims
with this court WITHIN THE
TIME PERIODS SET FORTH IN
SECTION 733.702 OF THE
FLORIDA PROBATE CODE.
ALL CLAIMS AND DEMANDS
NOT SO FILED WILL BE FOR-
EVER BARRED.
NOTWITHSTANDING THE
TIME PERIOD SET FORTH
ABOVE, ANY CLAIM FILED TWO
(2) OR MORE YEARS AFTER THE
DECEDENT'S DATE OF DEATH
IS BARRED.
THE DATE OF FIRST PUBLI-
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NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that MARRIOTT VACATION CLUB
INTERNATIONAL OF ARUBA N.V, as Secured Party, exercises its rights under
Florida Statutes Chapter 679 to sell to the highest and best bidder for cash, at the rear of
building 302, 1200 U.S Highway 98 South, Lakeland, Florida, at 9:00 a.m., October 4,
2005, Share Certificates held by the Secured Party and pledged as security by certain
debtors pursuant to various Pledge and Security Agreements. Each debtor, date of Pledge
and Security Agreement, and each Share Certificate offered for sale is identified below,
to-wit:


Debtor


NOTICE OF SALE

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that MARRIOTT VACATION CLUB
INTERNATIONAL OF ARUBA N.V., as Secured Party, exercises its rights under
Florida. Statutes Chapter 679 to sell to the highest and best bidder for cash, at the rear of
building 302, 1200 U S. Highway 98 South, Lakeland, Florida, at 9:00 a.m., October 4:
2005, Share Certificates held by the Secured Party and pledged as security by certain
debtors pursuant to various Pledge and Security Agreements. Each debtor, date of Pledge
and Security Agreement, and each Share Certificate offered for sale is identified below,
to-wit:


Debtor


Date of Agreement Share Certificate No.


NAME Loan Origination Date COLLATERAL
CHACIN 11114/2002 AC*2706/51,52
QUEENAN 11121/2002 AC*7219/28
KETTLETY 2/27/2003 AC'7202/39
SLOTHER 3/1312003 AC'7216/08 & 7301/29
PARRA 3/20/2003 AC'7323/40
COVINGTON 4/24/2003 AC'7404144
STILLWELL 5/15/2003 AC'7220/39
TORO 10/1612003 AC*7014/20,21
O'NEIL 10/3012003 AC'7320/44
PASCUAL 7/29/2004 AC'4604/37
MALITZ 7/29/2004 AC'7512/19

Each Share Certificate listed evidences each debtor's shares of Marriott Vacation Club
International of Aruba Cooperative Association, together with all rights thereof including
the right to use the accommodations and facilities of Marriott's Aruba Surf Club Club.

There is no warranty relating to title, possession, quiet enjoyment, or the like in this
disposition. Information available 30 minutes prior to sale. Sign in and deposit prior to
sale required for all bidders.
Sept. 1, 2005-2861


NOTICE OF INTENTION TO
ADOPT ORDINANCE
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN
that the Board of County Commis-
sioners of Polk County, Florida, on
September 14, 2005, at 1:30 p.m.,
or soon thereafter, in the Board-
room of the County Administrative
Building, 330 West Church Street,
Bartow, Florida, will consider
adopting an ordinance the title and
substance of said proposed ordi-
nance being:
AN ORDINANCE AMENDING
POLK COUNTY ORDINANCE
NO. 03-27, AS AMENDED,
THE POLK COUNTY EDU-
CATIONAL SYSTEM IMPACT
FEE ORDINANCE; AMEND-
ING SECTION 1.04 RELAT-
ING TO ADOPTION OF IM-
PACT FEES STUDY TO
PROVIDE FOR ADOPTION
OF THE UPDATED 2005 IM-
PACT FEE STUDY; AMEND-
ING SECTION 2.01 (B) TO
IMPOSE INCREASED EDU-
CATIONAL SYSTEM IMPACT
FEES; AMENDING SECTION
2.02 TO PROVIDE THAT THE
IMPACT FEE RATES IM-
POSED HEREBY SHALL AP-
PLY TO RESIDENTIAL CON-
STRUCTION FOR WHICH A
BUILDING PERMIT IS IS-
SUED ON OR AFTER DE-
CEMBER 1, 2005; AMEND-
ING SECTION 3.06 TO PRO-
VIDE FOR REVIEW RE-
QUIREMENTS; AMENDING
SECTION 3.09 TO PROVIDE
FOR APPLICATION OF THIS
ORDINANCE TO RESIDEN-
TIAL CONSTRUCTION FOR
WHICH A BUILDING PERMIT
IS ISSUED ON OR AFTER
DECEMBER 1, 2005; PRO-
VIDING FOR SEVERABIL-
ITY; AND PROVIDING FOR
AN EFFECTIVE DATE.
The proposed ordinance
may be inspected by the
public at the Office of the
,Clerk of the Board of
County Commissioners, lo-
cated in the County Admin-
istration Building during
regular business hours.
All persons wishing to speak
upon the adoption of this ordi-
nance are invited to attend the
meeting and they shall be
heard.
Should any person decide to
appeal any decision made by
the Board at this meeting, such
person will need a record of the
proceedings and may need to
ensure that a verbatim record
of these proceedings is made.
DATED THIS 22th day of
August, 2005.
ATTEST:
RICHARD M. WEISS, CLERK
By: /s/ Marie Kessler, Deputy
Clerk
BOARD OF COUNTY
COMMISSIONERS
POLK COUNTY, FLORIDA
By: /s/ Jack Myers, Chair-
man
September 1, 2005-2872


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT
OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL
CIRCUIT IN AND FOR
POLK COUNTY, FLORIDA
EDWARD 0. CLEMENTS,
Plaintiff,
vs.
LEROY BAXTER, UNKNOWN
SPOUSE OF LEROY BAXTER;
UNKNOWN HEIRS OF LEROY
BAXTER; KATHLEEN BENTON
(f/k/a Kathleen Baxter); UN-
KNOWN SPOUSE OF KATH-
LEEN BENTON (f/k/a Kathleen
Baxter); ALLAN LAFEVER, UN-
KNOWN SPOUSE OF ALAN LA-
FEVER, ANY AND ALL UN-
KNOWN PARTIES CLAIMING BY,
THROUGH, AND UNDER, AND
AGAINST THE HEREIN 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.
CASE NO.:
53-05-CA-002651
NOTICE OF ACTION
TO: LEROY BAXTER
YOU ARE NOTIFIED that a
Complaint for Quiet Title has been
filed against you in the Circuit
Court in and for Polk County,
Florida. The real property that is
subject of this action upon is more
fully described as follows:
Begin at a point 250
feet South and 100
feet East of the
Northwest corner of
the Southwest 1/4 of
the Northeast 1/4 of
Section 33, Township
27 South, Range 23
East for the Point of
Beginning; run thence
East 100.9 feet;
thence South 80
feet; thence West
100.9 feet; thence
North 80 feet to the
Point of Beginning, all
Slaying in Polk County,
Florida.
You are required to serve a copy
of your written defenses, if any,
with the Clerk of the Court and
to serve a copy of said written
defenses on Plaintiff's attorney
whose name and address is:
Mark E. Clements, P.A., 310
East Main Street, Lakeland,
Florida 33801, within thirty (30)
days after the first publication of
this Notice. Failure to file and
serve written defenses as re-
quired may result In a judgment
or order for the relief demanded,
without further notice.
DATED on this 20th day of
August. 2005.
Richard M Weiss
As Clerk of the Court
By /s/ Shirley Deschamps
As Deputy Clerk
(SEAL)
Sept. 1, 8. 2005-2852


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT-
POLK COUNTY, FLORIDA PRO-
BATE DIVISION
IN RE: ESTATE OF
JESSIE MAE CURRY
Deceased.
File Number
04CP-2939
NOTICE OF ADMINISTRA-
TION
(Intestate)
The administration of the estate
of JESSIE MAE CURRY, de-
ceased, is pending in the Circuit
Court for Polk County, Florida,
Probate Division, the address of
which is 255 N. Broadway, Bar-
tow, Florida 33831-9000. The es-
tate is intestate. The names and
addresses of the personal repre-
sentative and the personal repre-
sentative's attorney are set forth
below.
KENNETH C. GLOVER, ES-
QUIRE
505 Martin Luther King Jr., Ave.
Suite 1
Lakeland, Florida 33802
ALICE STILLS
2610 Adamson Ct.
Polk City, Florida 33868
Any interested person on whom
this notice of administration is
served must object to the qualifi-
cations of the personal represen-
tative, venue, or jurisdiction of this
Court, by filing a petition or other
pleading requesting relief in accor-
dance'with the Florida Probate
rules, WITHIN THE LATER OF 3
MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF
SERVICE OF A COPY OF THE
NOTICE ON THE OBJECTING
PERSON, OR THOSE OBJEC-
TIONS ARE FOREVER BARRED.
Any person entitled to exempt
property is required to file a peti-
tion for determination of exempt
property WITHIN THE TIME PRO-
VIDED BY LAW OR THE RIGHT
TO EXEMPT PROPERTY IS
DEEMED WAIVED. Any person
entitled to elective share is re-
quired to file an election to take
elective share WITHIN THE TIME
PROVIDED BY LAW.
The date of the first publication
of this Notice is September 1,
2005.
Personal Representative:
ALICE STILLS
2610 Adamson Ct.
Polk City, Florida 33868
Attorney for Personal Representa-
tive:
KENNETH C. GLOVER, ES-
QUIRE
505 Martin L. King, Jr. Ave., Suite
1
P.O. Box 3641
Lakeland, Florida 33802
Telephone: (863) 682-6926
Facsimile: (863) 688-8392
Sept. 1,8, 2005-2881


NAME
TIRADO GOM


Date of Agreement


Share Certificate No.


Loan Origination Date COLLATERAL
June 24, 1998 AB*5211149&5223/18


URDANE July 1, 1998 AB'5225/26
DR. SHEONATH P. SRIV August 26,1998 AB*5121/05&5243/24
GOODMAN January 18, 1999 AB*5513/09
AMEND' January 27, 1999 AB55545104&5615/13
PIMENTEL ROD February 16, 1999 AB*5229/31.32
ESQUIVEL February 23, 1999 AB*5619/24
EGAN May 5, 1999 AB*5631/16
RAMIR June 22, 1999 AB*56S3/33
TEST July 14,1999 AB'5539/20
THOMAS August 18, 1999 AB'5341/29
CARRERO September 15,1999 ABAW5627/29
GONZALEZ October 27,1999 AB*5233/35
GALVAN December 29, 1999 AB*5133/36
KERSHAW February 8, 2000 AB'532S/1 8
MONGE DE VON April 12, 2000 AB*5519/38
SCHREIBER April 28, 2000 AB*5333/49,52
NICHOLS June 8, 2000 AB*5453/49
WATKINS June 22, 2000 AB*5423/45
GONZALEZ July 13, 2000 AB*5539/34
DEYNES July 21, 2000 AB*5441126
BABCOC August 18, 2000 AB*5585/41
THOMAS September 28, 2000 AB*5127/30
HERNANDEZ October 19,2000 AB*5289121
HERMANS October 27,2000 AB*5125/40
WING December 22, 2000 AB*5179/24
LANDRY January 11, 2001 AB*5247/23
KRIK January 25, 2001 AB'5247/31
PENAS February 15, 2001 1 AB*5435/27
-.f
SCHAUB March 8, 2001 1 AB'5269/15,16
SZARVAS RO April 19, 2001 AB'5673146,47
WEFFER A. April 26, 2001 1AB*5173/19

CORTAZAR May 3. 2001 AB'5673/18,19
MANDELBLUM B. May 10, 2001 AB"5679/38
ALTAMIRAND May 24, 2001 AB'5673/24
HAGEN June 14,2001 AB*5279/31
ESCOBAR June 21,2001 AB*5679/37
RODRIGUEZ 'July 5, 2001 AB*5177/36
MONTGOMERY July 12,2001 AB*5367/12
DANNS August 2, 2001 AB*5287/45,46
RUIZ B. August 9, 2001 AB*5679148
FELIX August 23,2001 AB*5347/21
LUNDEBJER September 6, 2001 AB*5373/33
MANN October 11, 2001 AB'5465/39
ALLEN October 25, 2001 AB*5347/33
NINO October 25, 2001 AB'5465119
PARKER October 31, 2001 AB*5677/45
CHOC RON November 15,2001 AB*5369/48
GARRANCHAN December 6, 2001 AB*5289/02&5589/44
MAKAREM December 6, 2001 AB'5361/23
RINCON January 9, 2002 AB*5369/49
LANG January 31,2002 AB*5173/34&5265/36
AMUNDARAY H January 31. 2002 AB*5475123
RUSSO February 21, 2002 AB*5289/45,46
KOEIMAN February 28, 2002 AB*5465131
ZUCCALA March 14,2002 AB*5461/12
GAGNE March 28, 2002 AB*5383/50.51
LEE April 11, 2002 j AB*5545136&5665/03
CURRAN May 2, 2002 AB*S267/32
PRON May 30, 2002 AB*5447/35
ELKINS June 13. 2002 AB*5571/10
BUCKNER July 3. 2002 AB*5391/06.07
D'LACOSTE July 11,2002 AB*5483/26
LEAL July 18, 2002 AB*5661/38
GILL DE August 1,2002 AB'5673/39
MARCIANO August 8, 2002 AB*5273/20
MATTEIS November 14,2002 AB*5545/44
GITTENS November 14, 2002 AB'5577/27
POLINO November 21, 2002 AB5655131
LOEFSTOK January 8, 2004 AB*5683/41
CAPEZIO January 31,2002 AB*5235/37
HELLER September 18, 2003 AB*5679147
Each Share Certificate listed evidences each debtor's shares of Marriott Vacation Club
International of Aruba Cooperative Association, together with all rights thereof including
the right to use the accommodations and facilities ofMarriott's Aruba Ocean Club.

There is no warranty relating to title, possession, quiet enjoyment, or the like in this
disposition. Information available 30 minutes prior to sale. Sign in and deposit prior to
sale required for all bidders.
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AIRBORNE TREE SERVICE
Complete tree service availa-
ble. Licensed and Insured.
Free Estimates. Senior and
Military discounts. 863-370-
0221.

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

CALVIN'S HAULING INC.
Topsoil, concrete wash, fill
dirt, also leveling with a trac-
tor. Call 533-1852 leave mes-
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GARAGE SALE
FRIDAY AND Saturday, Sept.
2nd. and 3rd. Lots of good
stuff. 428 Highlands Way off
Hankin Road.
FRIDAY, SATURDAY, and
Sunday, 8:00-? 4065 Magno-
lia Avenue, Highland City. Big,
Big, Sale. Some free stuff.
Lots of stuff.
SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 3,
7:00 a.m.-2 p.m. 385 Easy
Street, Miller Manor, 3 blocks
behind Enterprise Car Leas-
ing on North 98. Lots of
GOOD USE ABLE JUNK in-
cluding small appliances,
tools and rods and reels. ALL
HAS TO GO.
FRIDAY AND Saturday, 8:00-
? 730 Manor Drive, Bartow.
Some furniture, lots of miscel-
laneous. Reschedule from last
week due to weather.


GARAGE SALE
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.
BIG 3 Family Garage Sale.
Lots of stuff. 8:00 a. m.- ?
Saturday, September 3rd.
750 E. Stuart Street.
FRIDAY AND Saturday, 8:00-
? 1655 N: Floral Avenue, 2nd.
road behind Checkers. Multi
Family Sale. Twin items, for-
mal dresses, cloths all sizes.
Lots of everything. Cancel last
week because of rain.
FRIDAY AND Saturday, 8:00-
? 515 Ethlene Street, Bartow.
Tools, furniture, clothes, mis-
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GENERAL
HELP WANTED


CVS/pharmacy Is seeking enthusiastic, customer-focused candidates for our
NEW STORE OPENING In DAVENPORT at Champions Gate
NOW HIRING:
Full-time SHIFT SUPERVISORS (within the district)
Part-time CLERKS/CASHIERS
Part-time PHOTO LAB
We are also hiring Retail Store Managers for the district. Management candidates should have a minimum of
3-5 years, high-volume retail, fast-food, mass merchandising or supermarket management experience.
E-maill your resume to dlclements@cvs.com
or fax: (407) 858-4072 .
or mail:
Attn: DIO/Davenport
CVS/pharmacy
8201 Chancellor Drive
Orlando, FL 32809

CVS/phaimacy"
CVS is an equal opportunity employer supporting a drug-free and diverse work environment.


GENERAL
HELP WANTED
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.
PART/TIME CLERICAL office
help, hours flexible, filing, data
input. Call 533-0565.
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.
PROGRAM DIRECTOR
Seeking PD with physician re-
lations, mktg, business and
prog mgmt/wound care a plus.
Esc sal and benes. Fax to
904-482-1371 or email:
JLHG@msn.com
TAKING APPLICATION for
Pre-School teachers. Must be
18 or older. M.S.
Diploma/GED. Fort Meade
CDC. 15 S. Pine Avenue.
Drugfree workplace, EOE.






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GENERAL
HELP WANTED

Full / Part time position auto
detailer needed, will train,
must have good drivers li-
cense and be 18 years of age.
Career opportunity. Drug Free
Work Place. See Dave Car-
be, Tom Edwards Chrysler,
1425 W. Main St., Bartow.

NOW ACCEPTING applica-
tion at Richies Automotive.
863-285-7575. Apply with in
full time position available.
Must be ASE Certified.

ALUMINUM INSTALLERS.
Experienced also helpers
and subs needed. American
Pride Aluminum. 863-519-
0791.
CHILD CARE worker needed
for afternoon shift. Needs to
be responsible, reliable and
love children. Call 519-0096.
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
MISCELLANEOUS REPAIRS
plumbing, electric. 533-6459.

FOR SALE
15' 9" Coleman Plastic Ca-
'noe. Square aluminum, trans-
mission 30 Ilb. thrust, motor
guide, trolling motor $1100'
OBO. Magic tilt trailer 863-
528-2370.
1993 KAWASAKI Ninja 600.
Excellent condition $4,000
OBO. 860-9544.
50's OR 60's Broyhill Dining
Room set/ six high back,
chairs, all newly refinished
and recovered $300. 533-'
4485, leave message.
ASSORTMENT OF interior
panel doors. You pick $10.
Call 559-7035 anytime.
CAMP ONLY, River Ranch, 2
bedroom, 1 bath, 14 x 50ft.
mobile home, well w/pump,
separate shower and bath-
room outside. Travel trailer al-
so on lot. $2,000, OBO. Call
665-2246 or 533-8019 after 5
p.m. for more information.
COMPUTER PACKARD Bell
Good condition. $250. 863-
804-0153.
NEW TRAILER, sprayer and
boom for grove maintenance.
863-439-1793.
RAINBOW VACUUM cleaner
with ALL attachments. Ironing
board $5.00. 533-9137.

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.
JACK RUSSELL, 4 months
old, pedigree, papers, shots,
complete with computer chip
insert and accessories 863-
604-4340.


MEDICAL
HELP WANTED
HIRING IMMEDIATELY-CEN-
TRAL FLORIDA HEALTH
CARE, INC.
Dundee Center, LPN with
valid license.
Patient Care Team Asst
knowledge of Medicare, Med-
icaid and other 3rd party in-
surance, health' care exp.,
computer literacy, read and
speak Spanish
Frostproof Center
LPN with valid FL License.
Competitive salary, excellent
medical/dential/vision/Rx in-
surance, pension plan. Corpo-
ration pays for LTD & life in-
surance. Send Resume to:
CFHC, 950 CR 17A West,
Avon Park, FL. 33825, Fax
#(863)452-3011, EOE/DFW

NOTICE
POLK COUNTY BoCC
PROJECTS -........
For information on Polk Coun-
ty BoCC procurements,
please visit our website at
www.polk-county.net, select
the "Notice of Bids" link under
"Doing Business" for a list of
all active solicitations for Invi-
tations to Bid, Request For
Proposals, Requests for Infor-
mation, Requests for Pre-
Qualification *and other pro-
curement, opportunities. To
download bid documents, se-
lect the link for the desired
project and complete the bid
summary/registration form
and fax it to Polk County Pur-
chasing at 863-534-0055. If
the bid document contains in-
formation that is unable to be
downloaded, the link will list
further instructions. All solici-
tations and procurement infor-
mation are also available in
the lobby of the Purchasing
Division; 2470 Clower Lane,
Bartow, FL 33830 between
the hours of 8 A.M. to 5 P.M.
Monday-Friday.
To guarantee receipt of ad-
denda, it is necessary to
complete a Bid Registration
fo'm which may be ob-
tained from the County's
website or the Purchasing
Division Office.
WANTED
STOP DOLLAR
paid for shark teeth. Call
813,240-4740. ASAP.
WANTED
TO BUY
USED FISHING Reels work-
ing or not. 533-9548.

VEHICLE
FOR SALE
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.
2002 HYUNDAI Elantra GLS
4 door, standard transmission,
137,000 miles. Looks and
runs good. $6,000. 533-7230.
AUTO PARTS for Jeep 94
Wrangler hard top and full
doors. $1,000 OBO. Mark 1
407-873-8665.
BOAT FOR SALE
13 FOOT aluminum Jon boat,
3.3 Mercury motor, new seats
and carpet with trailer, $1200
OBO. 863-581-6826.


SSELL IT IN A CLASSIFIED. CALL THE
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BARTOW ANIMAL CARE
HOSPITAL AND STAFF
WELCOMES
Dr. Peterson and Dr. Cornwell
Now accepting new patients.
775 W. Main Street
533-4402


bring 'em back. Outside The
Democrat, Florida Avenue
and Summerlin Street. Come
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APARTMENT
FOR RENT
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.
EFFICIENCY APARTMENT
all utilities included, swimming
pool. 533-5553.
FURNISHED EFFICIENCY
W/D, CHA, in Fort Meade
$125 weekly, includes utilities
$200 deposit. 285-7428.

HOUSE
FOR RENT
TAKING APPLICATIONS 2
bedroom, 1 bath, appliances,
CHA, ceiling fans, looking for
stable family. 1 year lease. No
pets. 533-0243.
HOUSE
FOR SALE
AFFORDABLE HOUSING
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Available properties
$100K $500K
In your specific area.
Free recorded message
888-785-8753 ID# 1040
Keller Williams Realty
BY OWNER-1600 sq. ft.. 3
bedroom, 2 bath, large family
room with fireplace. 835 Cop-
perleaf Oakwood Sub., Bar-
tow. 661-1773 or 647-9265.


MOBILE HOME
FOR RENT
2 BEDROOM, 1 bath, gar-
bage and water paid. All appli-
ances, Bartow area, quiet.
Must have background check.
$470/month. 863-647-1958.
DOUBLE WIDE 3 bedroom, 2
bath, fully carpeted,.'in coun-
try. $45.0 per month. First,
last, deposit required. 863-
259-3873.
WHY RENT? Own 2B/2B,
CHA, in park, peaceful living,
no bank qualifying $2,000
down, $400/month. 863-559-
7035.

MOBILE HOME
FOR SALE
HAMMOCK LAKES. 2 bed-
room/ 1 bath, CHA, furnished,
new roof over house/shed.
Newer stove, frig., washer,
cement steps front/back.
$6,000 OBO. 285-8193.
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.
FREE OFFICE SPACE
First month free on a 1 year
lease. Executive offices. ap-
proximately 400 sq. ft. plus
sh-e:,d reception area, kitch-
en, separate men and women
restrooms. 3 blocks from
Courthouse in Downtown His-
toric Bartow.
OFFICE SPACE FOR LEASE
3800 sq ft building, 3 years
old. Good location. Adaptable
to many uses. Offices, etc.
640-1024.


LOST
BLACK AND white female cat.
6 toes on front paws. Area of
Lyle Parkway. 533-4484.
MINIATURE DACHSHUNDS,
1 male 1 years old, 1 female 3
years old. Area of Richland
Manor. 533-4128 or 698-
8821.

FOUND
CHOCOLATE LAB, approxi-
mately 9 months old. Very
friendly. 863-398-2299 or 863-
412-5365.
SOLID WHITE cat in Richland
Manor. Free to good home if
not claimed. Neutered and de-
clawed. Very loving. 533-1816
or 698-2663.

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







10B The Polk County Democrat September 1, 2005




Out of My Range bpawn Wade






Chili Makes A Meal


Ahhhh chili.
Fall may not yet be in the
air, but chili is yummy any time
of the year.
It's perfect for busy cooks.
Just make a large pot on the
weekend, and enjoy leftovers as
the flavors meld.
Most recipes can be adapted
for a slow cooker, making chili a
perfect meal after a long day of
work and school.
Many of this week's recipes
come from www.meals.com, but'
a few come from the American
Institute for Cancer Research
(AICR).
AICR offers healthy recipes,
that from my experience, actu-
ally taste good. For more
recipes, visit www.aicr.org.

Cincinnati Chili
1 tablespoon canola oil
1 medium onion, chopped
3 garlic cloves, chopped
2 jalapeflo peppers, seeded
and finely chopped
8 oz. lean ground beef
1 tablespoon ground chili
powder or to taste
1 tablespoon unsweetened
cocoa powder
2 teaspoon ground cumin
2 teaspoon dried oregano
1 can (15 oz.) kidney beans,
drained and rinsed
1 cup diced tomatoes (with
their liquid)
1 cup salsa
Salt and freshly ground
black pepper, to taste
12 ounces spaghetti
3 ounces shredded reduced-
fat Cheddar cheese
1/2 cup finely chopped onion
(optional, for garnish)
Crumbled soda crackers
(optional)
In Dutch oven or deep, medi-
um saucepan liberally coated
with cooking spray, heat oil over
medium-high heat. Saut6 onion,
garlic and jalapefio until onion
is translucent, about 4 minutes.
Add meat and cook, breaking
it up with wooden spoon until it
no longer looks red, about 3
minutes. Stir in chili powder,
cocoa, cumin and oregano.
When seasonings are fragrant,
in about 30 seconds, add beans,
tomatoes and salsa. Simmer
chili until liquid is reduced by
half, about 10 minutes. Season
to taste with salt and pepper.
Meanwhile, cook spaghetti
according to package directions.
When tender, drain and divide
spaghetti among four wide,
shallow soup bowls or dinner
plates. Ladle a quarter of chili
over each serving. Sprinkle a
quarter of cheese over each
serving. If desired, pass one
bowl containing chopped onion
and another with soda crackers,
and let people serve themselves.
Nutritional Information:
Makes 6 servings, each con-
taining 451 calories and 9
grams of fat.


Winter White Chile
1 pound lean ground pork
1 medium onion, diced
1 teaspoon ground cumin
2 teaspoons chili powder
1 can (16-oz.) white beans,
drained i
1 can (14.5-oz.) chicken broth
1 cup (4-oz.) Ortega Diced
Green Chiles
In large saucepan, brown
pork with onion, stir in cumin
and chili powder; stir well.
Stir in remaining ingredi-
ents; bring to a boil, cover and
simmer for 15-20 minutes, until
heated through and flavors are
blended.
Serves six.


Pork and Tomatillo Chili
'1 cup orange juice
1 bottle (12-oz.) dark beer
1 pound tomatillos, husks
removed, quartered
1/4 cup peanut oil
10 cloves garlic, peeled
2 pounds boneless pork, cut
into cubes
2 large yellow onions, peeled
and quartered
2 pounds roma tomatoes,
chopped
2 jalapefio chiles, seeded and
diced
2 serranos chiles, seeded and


diced


Chili Blanco


2 habaneros chiles, seeded
and diced
3 tablespoons hot pepper
sauce
1 bunch cilantro, chopped ;
1 can (16-oz.) black beans,
drained
In a large saucepan, combine
orange juice, beer and tomatil-
los. Cook over medium heat for
15 to 20 minutes; set aside.
Heat oil in a large skillet. Add
garlic and cook for 2 minutes.
Stir in half of the pork and sea-
son with salt and pepper to
taste. Brown on all sides, then
remove from skillet and add to
tomatillo mixture. Cook remain-
ing pork the same way, season-
ing with salt and pepper. Add to
tomatillo mixture.
Brown onions in the same
skillet before adding to pork and
tomatillo mixture. Add toma-
toes, all chiles, hot pepper sauce
and cilantro. Cover and simmer
over low heat for 2 hours.
Add beans and cook, uncov-
ered, for 30 minutes more.
Adjust seasonings to taste.
Serve over rice.
Serves six.


Cajun Chili
2 pounds round steak, diced,
1 pound ground pork
5 cups onions, chopped
1-1/2 tablespoons garlic
cloves, chopped
7 tablespoons chili powder
2 green chili peppers,
chopped
48 ounces canned whole
tomatoes
3 tablespoons tomato paste
4 bay leaves
1 tablespoon salt
1 tablespoon oregano
1 tablespoon red wine vine-
gar
1 tablespoon brown sugar
31 ounces kidney beans
1 pound corn chips
12 ounces cheddar cheese,
grated
In a large, heavy kettle,
brown diced round steak and
ground pork with onions and
garlic; drain. Stir in chili pow-
der, green chili peppers, canned
whole tomatoes, tomato paste,
bay leaves, salt, oregano, red
wine vinegar, and brown sugar.
Cover and cook for 2 hours
over low heat. Add kidney beans
and cook, uncovered, for 30 min-
utes. Serve with corn chips and
grated cheddar cheese.
Serves 12.


Rich and Meaty Chili
2 pounds ground beef
4 cups tomato juice
29 fluid ounces tomato sauce


15-1/4 ounces kidney beans
1 onion, chopped
1/2 cup celery, diced
1/4 cup green bell pepper,
diced
1/4 cup chili powder
2 teaspoons cumin
1-1/2 teaspoons garlic powder
1 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon pepper
1/2 teaspoon oregano
1/2 teaspoon sugar
1/8 teaspoon cayenne pepper
Brown ground beef in a large
skillet; drain.
In a kettle, combine the
cooked ground beef, tomato
juice, tomato sauce, kidney
beans, chopped onion, diced cel-
ery, diced, green bell pepper,
chili powder, cumLin, garlic pow-
der.'salt, pepper. oregano, sugar,
and cayenne pepper. Cover andr
simmer for 1 to 1-1 2 hours, stir-
ring often.
Serves 16.


West Coast Turkey Chili
,3 tablespoons vegetable oil
1-1/4 cups peeled and
chopped onions
1 green bell pepper, seeded
and chopped
2 cloves garlic, crushed
2 cans (15 1/2-oz) kidney
beans
1 can (28-oz) stewed toma-
toes
1 cup red wine
3 cups cooked, chopped
turkey
1 tablespoon chili powder
1 tablespoon chopped,
trimmed cilantro
1 teaspoon red pepper flakes
1/2 teaspoon salt
Heat oil in a saucepan over
medium-high heat. Add
chopped onions, green bell pep-
pers and crushed garlic; saut6
mixture for 5 minutes, or until
the vegetables are tender-crisp.
Add kidney beans, stewed
tomatoes, red wine, turkey, chili
powder, chopped cilantro, red
pepper flakes, and salt.
Bring the mixture to a boil;
reduce heat to low and simmer
uncovered for 25 minutes.
Serves eight.


Sirloin Chili
1/3 cup olive oil'
1 pound sirloin steak, diced
1 pound ground beef
2 cups onions, chopped
4 garlic cloves, crushed
3 jalapefio, chopped
1/3 cup cornmeal
1/3 cup chili powder
1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper
1 teaspoon cumin
1/2 teaspoon white pepper
1/2 teaspoon salt


4 cups beef broth
2 cups canned black beans
Heat olive oil in a large pot.
Brown diced sirloin steak and
ground beef. Remove meat and
set aside. In same pot, cook over
medium heat, chopped onions,
crushed garlic clove, and
chopped jalapefios until soft.
Add cornmeal, chili powder,
cayenne pepper, cumin, white
pepper, and salt; cook for 5 min-
utes, stirring constantly. Reduce
heat, add beef broth and return
the beef; simmer, uncovered, for
1 hour, or until the meat is ten-
der. Stir in canned black beans
and simmer for 15 minutes.
Serves eight,.


Hearty Meatless Chili
1 package dry onion soup mix
4 cups water
15-1/2 ounces garbanzo beans
15-1/2 ounces'kidney beans,
14-1/2 ounce? whole toma-
toes, chopped
1 cup lentil
1 celery rib, chopped
1 tablespoon chili powder


2 teaspoons cumin
1 garlic clove, chopped
1/4 teaspoon red pepper
flakes
In large saucepan combine
dry onion soup mix, water, gar-
banzo beans, kidney, beans,
chopped whole tomatoes,
lentils, chopped celery rib, chili
powder, cumin, chopped garlic
clove, and red pepper flakes.
Bring to a boil, then simmer,
covered, stirring occasionally,
for 20 minutes.
Remove the cover and sim-
mer, stirring occasionally, an
additional 30 minutes or until
the liquid is almost absorbed
and the lentils are tender.
Serves six.


Pakistani Chili
The liberal use of spices,
such as garlic, turmeric, chili
powder and ginger is one of the
delightful characteristics of
Pakistani cuisine. Serve this
hearty chili with warm chapati
bread.
3 pounds ground beef
1 medium onion, peeled and
finely chopped
1 medium green bell pepper,
seeded and chopped
4 fresh chiles (mild and/or
hot), seeded and chopped
3 cloves garlic, peeled and
chopped
1 can (14.5-oz.) diced Italian-
style tomatoes
1 tablespoon ground turmer-
ic
1 tablespoon curry powder
2 teaspoons salt
2 teaspoons chili powder
1 teaspoon ground fennel
seed
1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
1 can (28-oz.) tomato sauce
1 can (16-oz.) kidney beans,
rinsed and drained
Brown beef in a large, heavy-
bottomed pot. Add onion, bell
pepper, chiles and garlic. Cook
until vegetables are tender. Stir
in diced tomatoes, turmeric,
curry, salt, chili powder, fennel
and ginger.
Bring to a boil, reduce heat
and simmer for 10 minutes. Add
tomato sauce, tomato paste and
kidney beans. Return to a boil,
reduce heat and simmer for 20
minutes.
Serves eight.


Chicken and Black Bean
Chili
2 teaspoons olive oil
1 onion, peeled and finely
chopped
2 cloves garlic, peeled and
minced
1 pound fresh ground chicken
1 tablespoon chili powder


1 teaspoon ground cumin
1 teaspoon ground sage
1 can (14.5-oz.) ready-cut
tomatoes, undrained
2 cans (15-oz.) black beans,
drained
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon ground black
pepper
Heat oil in skillet or wide
saucepan over medium-high
heat. Add. onion; saut6 until
soft, about 5 minutes. Add gar-
lic; saut6 2 more minutes.
Add ground chicken and mix
well, breaking up lumps. Cook
until no longer pink, about 8
minutes.
Add chili powder, cumin and
sage; mix well. Add tomatoes
with juices; mix well and reduce
heat to a simmer. Add black
beans, stir and simmer, covered,
for 20 minutes.
Season with salt and pepper.
Garnish with cheddar cheese,
sour cream and green onions, if
desired.
Serves six.


Black Bean Chili with Beef
Quick and easy, this black
bean chili is a one-dish meal.
Add salt to taste if desired.
1/2 pound lean ground beef
1 large onion, peeled and
diced
2 cans (15-oz.) low-sodium
black beans
1 can (28-oz.) tomato puree
1 can (15.25-oz.) no salt
added corn, drained
1 tablespoon chili powder
1 teaspoon cumin
1/2 teaspoon ground black
pepper
Pre-heat a deep skillet over
medium-high heat. Brown beef
until no longer pink, about 5
minutes. Drain meat in a colan-
der or strainer to remove fat
and return meat to pan. Add
onion and saut6 until soft, about
5 minutes.
Add beans (undrained),
tomato pure, corn, chili pow-
der, cumin and pepper. Bring to
a boil, cover and lower heat;
simmer gently for 10 minutes
until thoroughly heated.
Serves six.


Three-Pepper Chili
1 tablespoon olive oil
1 cup chopped seeded red bell
pepper
1/2 cup chopped seeded
Anaheim pepper
2 tablespoons minced seeded
jalapeflo pepper
1/2 cup chopped onion
3 cloves garlic, peeled and
minced
1 tablespoon ground cumin
1 tablespoon chili powder


Chili Con Carne


2 teaspoons paprika
1/2 cup.pineapple juice
1 can (28-oz.) chopped Italian
style tomatoes, undrained
1 can (15.5-oz.) kidney beans,
drained
1 can (15.5-oz.) white beans,
drained
1 can (15.5-oz.) black beans,
drained
In a large saucepan heat oil
over low heat. Add red pepper,
Anaheim pepper, jalapefio pep-
per, onion and garlic; saut6 until
soft, about 8 minutes.
Stir in cumin, chili powder
and paprika; mix well. Add
pineapple juice, tomatoes with
juice, kidney beans, white beans
and black beans; bring to a boil.
Simmer 25 minutes, adding
water if needed, until beans are
cooked through and flavors are
blended.
Serves six.


Texas Chili
3 pounds stew beef, diced
16 ounces tomato sauce
14-1/2 ounces whole tomatoes
1 tablespoon paprika
1 tablespoon salt
1 tablespoon cumin
1 tablespoon oregano
1/4 teaspoon liquid hot pep-
per sauce
1 onion, chopped
1-1/2 tablespoons garlic
cloves, chopped
3 cups water
2 tablespoons chili powder
1/2 cup flour
1/2 cup warm water
In a large kettle, brown diced
stew beef. Add tomato sauce and
whole tomatoes. Simmer for 15
minutes.
Add paprika, salt, cumin,
oregano, liquid hot pepper
sauce, chopped onion, chopped
garlic cloves, water, and chili
powder. Simmer for 1-1/2 hours,
stirring every 15 minutes. Skim
off any fat. Mix flour with warm
water and pour into chili while
stirring vigorously.
Cook for another 15 minutes.
Serves five.


Chili Blanco
Chili Blanco, or white chili, is
light in color, but heavy on fla-
vor. Made with chicken, beans
and lots of herbs and spices.
Crank up the heat by adding
more jalapeflo.
1 tablespoon vegetable oil
1 pound boneless, skinless
chicken breast halves, (about 4
total), chopped
1-1/4 cups chopped onion
2 cloves garlic, finely chopped
2 cans (15-oz.) great
Northern white beans, drained
(3-1/2 cups)
1 can (7-oz.) Ortega diced
green chiles, (1 cup)
1/2 cup chicken broth
1 tablespoon to 2 Ortega
Diced Jalapefios
2 teaspoons ground cumin
1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
1-1/2 cups shredded
Monterey Jack cheese, (about 6
ounces)
1/2 cup sour cream
Heat vegetable oil in a large
saucepan over medium-high
heat. Add chicken; cook for 5 to
6 minutes or until chicken is no
longer pink. Add onion and gar-
lic; cook, stirring occasionally,
for 2 to 3 minutes.
Stir in beans, chiles, broth,
Galapagos, cumin and oregano.
Bring to a boil. Reduce heat to
low; cook, stirring occasionally,
for 10 to 15 minutes. Stir in
cheese and sour cream. Cook
just until cheese is melted.
Serves six.


30-Minute Chunky Beef and
Corn Chili
Serve sliced jicama, edged
with chili powder or chopped
cilantro, and crisp tortilla chips
for a delicious texture contrast
to this hearty chili.
1 pound lean beef cubed
steaks
2 teaspoons vegetable oil
4-1/2 teaspoons spicy season-
ing mix (see below), divided
1 medium onion, peeled and
chopped
1 can (28-oz.) plum tomatoes,


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