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Democrat Vol. 75, No. 8


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THULJRSDAY
September 22, 2005
Copyright 2005 Frisbie Publishing Co., Inc.


* I,- l City Locks in $22 Million


i To Expand Sewer Plant


PAINTING THE SHUTTERS Tom Sawyer would have been
proud as Martha Feazell (left) and Phyllis Clay paint the shutters of
the Girl Scout house for United Way Day.


The city of Bartow is locking in
a low interest rate for a $22 mil-
lion loan to double its sewage
treatment capacity, but City Mgr.
Joseph J. DeLegge said that num-
ber is purposely at the upper
limit of what the city might
spend.
The city's present sewage
treatment plant, built in 1994 at
a cost of $9 million, has a treat-
ment capacity of four million gal-
lons per day (MGD). Of that
capacity, the city presently is
using 2.5 MGD, he said.
The city has locked in a loan of
up to $22 million at an interest
rate of 2.12 percent through a
Florida Dept. of Environmental
Protection "revolving fund loan
program," he said.
On Monday, the city commis-
sion authorized Chastain
Skillman, Inc., its water and


sewer consulting firm, to apply
for a loan of up to $1.78 million
from the fund to prepare a
sewage treatment master plan.
The loan will be repaid at the rate
of $112,000 per year.
Preparation of that document
is expected to take 18 months,
Paul Bizier of Chastain Skillman
told the commission.
There are two options for dou-
bling the city's sewage treatment
capacity, DeLegge said.
One would be to double the
size of the existing plant, which
was designed with that expansion
in mind.
The other would be to build a
new four MGD plant at Bartow
Municipal Airport, on the- site on
which the airport sewage treat-
ment plant used to be located.
That plant, built when the airport
was constructed during World


War II, was taken out of service
years ago.
The city already treats from
.25 to .50 MGD from the city of
Eagle Lake, and treats the
sewage from the airport.
DeLegge has discussed with
county officials serving other
areas outside the city limits,
areas currently in the county's
area of responsibility. He has pro-
posed that the county pay part of
the cost of building the expanded
treatment capacity.
Part of the cost of a new or
expanded plant would be paid for
from impact fees paid on new con-
struction, and from tap fees
charged for connecting to the sys-
tem.
The city presently has
$450,000 in the bank from impact
fees, DeLegge said.


in(back), Bodies of Father, Son
the back
ett Lowe) Found In Pit Near Bartow


By PEGGY KEHOE erty, four miles off CR 555 and


Managing Editor


A father and son spraying her-
bicide in a water-filled pit near
Bartow disappeared Tuesday.
Both bodies have been found by
divers.
Jeffrey Busiere, 47, and Craig
Busiere, 25, both of Bradenton,
who-. work --for-- ...Manatee
Environmental Services, Inc.,
were spraying herbicide from an
airboat in the pit on Mosaic prop-


Homeland's historic post office
celebrates 120 years of service
this month.
While the actual anniversary
was on Sept. 7, the office will cel-
ebrate with a customer apprecia-
tion day on Saturday, Sept. 24,
from 8:30 to 10:30 a.m.
The event will feature cake
and other refreshments, balloons
for children, and a display of his-
toric memorabilia.
The current and past postmas-
ters will be available to meet the
public and discuss mail service.


CELEBRATING UNITED WAY DAY, workers underside of the porch roof. Many of the painters
re-painted the Girl Scout house at 355 North Wilson came from county jobs, such as the property
Ave. Mahala Ammons (left) paints above the garage appraiser's office.
door while Lenore Hanzalik climbs up to paint the



Jeffrey Busiere


three to four miles south of SR 60,
on Tuesday.
Jeffrey Busiere's wife tried to
call them all day Tuesday, but
was unable to reach them, accord-
ing to Polk County Sheriff's
Office spokeswoman Carrie
Rodgers. Mrs. Busier called the
owner of Manatee
Environmental,.. Gordon .Powers,_.
who went to the site Tuesday
evening.
Powers found their truck and


Craig Busiere


boat trailer empty and the 11-foot
Fiberglas airboat overturned in
the water. He called 911 about
7:30 p.m.
PCSO started searching with
divers, an airboat and helicopter,
with help from Florida Fish and
Wildlife Conservation
Commission officers. They
searched Tuesday night and
resumed .Wednesday-- morning.
Jeffrey Busiere's body was found
in the water at 12:30 p.m.
Wednesday, an equal distance
between the shore and his air-
boat, Mrs. Rodgers said.
Today the search resumed at 6
a.m. for Craig Busiere's body and
officers also planned to raise the
boat out of the water.
The son's body was found by
dive team members under the
water about 12:45 p.m. today,
some 20 yards from where his
father's body was located. There
was no trauma to Craig Busiere's
body, Mrs. Rodgers said. An
autopsy on Jeffrey Busiere deter-
mined the cause of death as acci-
dental drowning.
The boat was pulled out of the
water this morning and is being
examined at the location by
crime scene technicians.


Zoning Is Postponed


As City Reviews Density


The developer of the proposed
41-home Winding River Cove
Subdivision north of Connersville
asked the Bartow city commis-
sion to postpone action on zoning
the property after several com-
missioners said they would like
to see a lower density develop-
ment.
It was a rare, if temporary, vic-
tory for Bartowans who have
been urging city officials to insist
on lower density development on
some of the property being
annexed into the city limits.
Winding River Cove is a 16.7-
acre development fronting on
Gandy Road between Peace
River Estates Units 1 and 2. The
subdivision draws its name from
the nearby Peace River.
The zoning sought by the
owner Gandy Groves LLC is
R-1-B, the second most dense sin-
gle-family category in the city
code. It requires 10,000-square-
foot lots with at least 90 front
feet.
Planning Dir. Robert Wiegers
said that since the area is not
served by city sewer service, the
houses will have septic tanks,
and must be on quarter-acre lots
to meet health department stan-
dards. A quarter-acre is 10,890
square feet, or 8.9 percent larger
than the city's R-1-B standard.
Commissioner Brian Hinton
said he believed the city "ought to
do a better job of making it com-


patible" with homes in Peace
River Estates. "I'd like to do
whatever we have to do to make
it less dense."
Commissioner Andy Laurent,
participating in the commission's
work session by long distance
telephone, said he had gotten a
lot of calls urging lower density
development.
"They don't mind develop-
ment," Commissioner Rosie
Thornburg said of the neighbors.
"They want fewer homes."
Commissioner Pat Huff sug-
gested that the Gandy Groves
property would be a good place to
apply Rural Estates-2 zoning, a
recently-acfopted standard that
allows only two houses per acre.
Wiegers said that RE-2 zoning
requires homes of 1,200 square
feet, while R-1-B requires 1,400
square feet.
Bill Fritze, the developer's
representative, called the site
plan "a balancing act," adding:
"That land can handle 50 lots."
RE-2 zoning "doesn't make
any sense," he said.
"We came in with what we
think is best. We're looking to
build a nice subdivision. We want
to satisfy everybody.
"Compatibility is tough to
define."
Jennifer Daniels urged the
commission to require either RE-
1 (one house per acre) or RE-2
zoning on the property, asserting


that R- 1-B zoning "is not compat-
ible with the area."
When the commission ended
its work session and reconvened
for its regular meeting, City Atty.
George Dunlap announced that
the developer had asked that
action be delayed on the zoning
ordinance until the commission's
Oct. 3 meeting.
Dunlap said that if an ordi-
nance is passed on first reading
at that meeting, it will come up
for a public hearing and final
action on Oct. 17.



'Our Town'


"Our Town Bartow," a new
organization spawned by the
interest in encouraging more low
density development in Bartow,
will meet this afternoon at 5
o'clock at the law office of Frost,
Tamayo, Sessums and Aranda,
395 South Central Ave.
The purpose of the organiza-
tion "is to protect the heritage
and quaintness of life in Bartow,"
Terry Frost said.
The meeting is open to anyone
interested in the objectives of the
organization is invited, she said.


County Supports Site

For New Bartow School


Polk County commissioners
have added their approval to
the proposed site for a new ele-
mentary school on the north
side of Bartow.
The site was recommended
by the school board's site selec-
tion committee, and is subject
to review by the Polk County
commission and the Bartow
and Lakeland city commis-
sions. Bartow's endorsement
already has been given.
The proposed site is between
U.S. Highway 98 and E.F.
Griffin Road, a quarter-mile
south of County Road 540-A. It
is a little bit south of the
Catfish Country restaurant,
and is at the north end of the
planned Silver Companies


development.
The school board plans to
buy the 40-acre site from Silver,
then sell part to the county and
part to the Florida Dept. of
Transportation, leaving about
30 acres for the campus.
The segment proposed for
sale to the county is for an east-
west road connecting Highway
98 and E.F. Griffin Road. That
road will take the place of the
Finger Lane access to County
Road 540-A. The FDOT parcel
will be for stormwater reten-
tion.
The school will serve the
rapidly-growing area on the
north side of Bartow and the
south side of Lakeland.


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Polk County commissioners
have tentatively approved impo-
sition of an impact fee of $197 on
new homes for libraries.
The county's impact fee will be
imposed only on property in unin-
corporated areas of the county,
but cities may impose a similar
fee if they choose to do so, Randy
Young, the county's impact fee
consultant, told the commission.
Impact fees are imposed to pay
for capital improvements made
necessary by growth.


A public hearing on the pro-
posed impact fee will be held by
the commission at 1:30 p.m. on
Sept. 28.
The commission also has
established a Municipal Services
Taxing Unit for the countywide
library cooperative and imposed a
quarter-mill tax for libraries.
Unlike the impact fee, the
MSTU tax for libraries can be
used for operating costs as well as
capital improvements.


George Bradley Speaker

At Diversity Luncheon


Bartow's Community
Relations Committee has sched-
uled its diversity luncheon for
Thursday, Sept. 29, at the
Bartow Civic Center at noon.
The luncheon will be a joint
civic club event all civic clubs
are invited to take part in the
program to promote unity and
diversification in the Bartow
community.
Featured speaker is Rev.
George I. Bradley.
Dr. Bradley is a native of
Bradley.
Upon completing his sec-
ondary education in Polk County
schools, he studied at Florida
Memorial College in Miami
where he attained a bachelor of
arts degree in religion.
His educational credentials
include the master of arts degree
in religious studies from the
University of South Florida,
Tampa; master of arts degree in
biblical studies, Dallas
Theological Seminary, Dallas;
master of divinity degree from
Reformed Theological Seminary,
Jackson, Miss.; and the doctorate
of ministry degree from
Reformed Theological Seminary,
Jackson, Miss.
Dr. Bradley trained extensive-
ly in conflict management and in
leadership and team building.
He is a certified pastoral
addiction counselor.
He is the founding president of
the Missionary Baptist
Fellowship State Convention of


Florida and has served in that
organization as president for five
years.
Presently, Dr. Bradley serves
as board member of the Youth
Environmental Services, member
of the Florida Alcohol and Drug
Abuse Association, Inc., member
of the National Board of
Addiction Counselors, member of
the NAACP; professor of
Systematic Theology and Bible
Exposition, life member and for-
mer president of the
Sarasota/Manatee Chapter of
Alpha Phi Alpha fraternity, a
member of the Delta Epsilon Chi
National Honor Society of the
American Association of Bible
Colleges; and a fellow with the
National Association of
Evangelicals
The luncheon is to be held in
conjunction with National Race
Equality Week, Sept. 25-30.
The week was established to
promote racial equality, and to
underscore the Civil Rights Act of
1964 banning discrimination
because of a person's color, race,
national origin, relation, or sex.
Tickets for the event are $10
and may be purchased from a
Community Relations
Committee member, the Greater
Bartow Chamber of Commerce,
or from Bartow City Hall.
The Bartow Community
Relations Committee mission is
to enhance the quality of life for

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Elliot Kate Lewis


Junior Service League of Bartow has an- Amanda Wyant, Talesha Clemments, Karen
nounced its new provisional members for the up- McLean, and Susan Ackerman. (JSL photo)
coming year. The new members (from left) are


The first professional doll maker in America was probably Izannah F. Walker in the mid-1800's. She
invented a process in which layers of glued cloth were pressed between the halves of a mold.


Elliot Kate Lewis was born
Aug. 12, 2005, at The Birth
Place in Winter Garden, to Mi-
chael and Tanya Lewis of Cler-
mont.
She weighed 7 pounds, 14
ounces, and was 20-1/2 inches
long.
Other family members are a
sister, Carter Grace; two broth-
ers, Greyson Michael and Jack-


Final Plans Made For FM

Classes '59-'61 Reunion


son Riley; grandparents, Walter
and Tam Carter of Bartow, and
Ron and Eunice Lewis of Lake
Mary; and great-grandparents,
Talmadge and Juanita Davis of
Jasper, Ruth Wackes of Coconut
Grove, and Ken Lewis of Boca
Raton; and late grandparents,
Estelle Davis, Bessie White-
hurst, Paul Wackes, and Clarie
Lewis.


Criswell Family Reunion Oct. 8


All Criswells and Criswell
relatives are invited to gather at
First Christian Church at 1121
Louisiana Street in Wauchula,
at noon on Saturday, Oct. 8, for a
family reunion.
The facilities are air-condi-
tioned, which will be an added
incentive for those who do not.
enjoy a full day of outdoor activi-
ties.
Everyone is asked to bring a
covered dish and plenty of Quar-


ters for the kids to buy sno
cones. Activities planned for the
day include basketball, football,
and other games.
Family members are encour-
aged to get the word out to other
family members so everyone will
be there to enjoy the day.
For more information, call
Vickie Deeson at 863-375-4408
or 863-781-3682, Ree Criswell at
285-7981, or e-mail wayne_dl9@
yahoo.com.


Kountry Kickers Line Danc-
ing will begin another eight
weeks of classes on Tuesday,
Sept. 27, from 6 to 8 p.m.
The dancers meet in the large
room at the Fort Meade Commu-
nity Center on Tuesday nights
and at the City Mobile Home
Park Clubhouse on Thursday
nights.
Kathy Mizell is instructor.
Cost per class is $3.
During each eight-week ses-
sion, participants are taught 10
or more new dances. Previous
dances are reviewed at each


class, and at the end of each
class, free dance time is offered
and each person is able to dance
at their skill level.
"The way we have the classes
set up, any dancer regardless
of skill level is able to break
in during any eight-week session
at any time and begin dancing at
their individual skill level," Ms..:
Mizell said. "We are, learning
new and exciting dances all the
time, but are still reviewing all
of the dances we have learned."
For more information call
285-6600, ext. 4.


LINDA WALIGORSKI, Bartow firefighter,
accompanied by her daughter, Marin, spoke to the
Bartow Zonta Club at their September meeting.
The mission of Zonta International is to improve
the status of women. Ms. Waligorski told the club
of her 18 years of experience as a firefighter,
much of that time as the only female member of


the department. The club is seeking new mem-
bers who are business owners, professionals or ex-
ecutives in business to join them in local and in-
ternational projects which support their mission.
Contact President Mary Frisbie at 533-4185 or
Membership Chm. Josie Hopper at 325-8037 for
more information. (Zonta photo)


THESE RED BRACELETS are being worn by members of the
Bartow Zonta Club in support of the Guardian Ad Litem program in
Polk County. Sales of the bracelets for a donation of $5 or more to
the Guardian Ad Litem program helps guard the interests of chil-
dren in the court system. They are available at The Polk County
Democrat office or from any Zonta Club member. The message on
the bracelets is "Be A Childs Voice." The program is seeking volun-
teers and donations. To volunteer, call 534-4605. (Zonta photo)


Peace Poster Display At

Bartow Public Library


, Colorful posters are on dis-
play at the Bartow Public Li-
brary in the main reading room.
The posters were entered in
the annual Bartow Lion's Club
International Peace contest.
. Al Chiles, Lion's Club poster
chairman, arranged for the dis-
play to remain in the library
through the end of October.
The theme of the contest was
"Give Peace A Chance."
The display features work by
students, ages 11-13, from
China, Indonesia, Thailand, Aus-


tralia, Brazil, the U.S., Japan,
Italy, Taiwan, Korea, Greece, In-
dia and Poland.
More than 350,000 children
from 55 countries participated in
the contest.
Currently, local school stu-
dents are working on posters to
enter in the 2005-06 contest. The
local students' work will be on
display later in October.
For more information on the
exhibit or the library, call 534-
0131.


Democrat & Leader
Advertising pays
BIG Dividends


Workforce

Meetings

Planned

Polk County Workforce Devel-
opment Board, Inc., has set a
meeting schedule for October.
On Thursday, Oct. 6, at. 8
a.m., the new business commit-
tee will meet.
The high skills/high wages
committee will meet on Monday,
Oct. 3, at 3:30 p.m.
On Tuesday, Oct. 4, at 1 p.m.,
the resources committee will
meet.
Better jobs/better wages will
meet on Wednesday, Oct. 12, at
1:30 p.m.
On Thursday, Oct. 13, at 3
p.m., the executive committee
will meet.
All meetings will be held at
205 East Main Street, Suite 107,
Bartow.

Carefest Set

Saturday
Sunshine Foundation's Dream
Village will participate in
Carefest 2005 on Saturday, Sept.
24, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
The event will be held at the
Dream Village, 5400 C.R. 5400
North, Davenport.
Volunteers are needed for the
event.
For more information, call
424-4188.


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


Fort Meade High School class 3618; or Dalvin Stokes, Class of
members from the years 1959, '61, at 293-6735.
1960, and 1961 will have a com- The planning committee
bined class reunion Homecoming would like a short biographical
weekend, Oct. 14-16. sketch from each class member
On Friday at 9 a.m., the to compile a class information
classes will meet for breakfast at booklet. The sketch could include
Broadway Caf6 at 119 West their occupation, number of chil-
Broadway in Fort Meade. Each dren, interests, or any com-
person will be responsible for the ments.
payment of their own meal. Class members who have not
At 6 p.m., a tailgate party will been found are Bob Barrington,
take place at the football field, Angus Y. McDougald, Glenda
where classes will sit in the Stevens, Margaret Taylor Willis,
stands for the game under a Mary Weeks, Alice Faye Wilson
"Welcome Classes '59, '60, and Hamilton, Sharon Weeks McCel-
'61 banner. Drinks will be pro- lan, Ralph Jackson, Geraldine
vided, but everyone is to bring Owens Conley, Marvin Meade,
their own snacks. Faye Mikell, Roy Coleman, Bar-
Class members will meet bara Taylor Stewart, Jimmy
again for breakfast at Broadway Burke, Jimmy Brown, Patsy
Cafe on Saturday at 9 a.m. Carroll Smith, Lee Crews, Vir
A lunch of barbecued chicken ginia DeVane Morris, June Faye
and pork, coleslaw, baked beans, Blalock, Frankie Martin, Faye
rolls, tea, and dessert, will be Cook Brown, Faye Long Martel,
served at the American Legion Judson Hancock, Hellen Willett,
Hall at 1 p.m. Saturday. The cost James Wilson, and Patricia
is $10 per person. Marsh.
Reservations must be made Anyone who knows the where-
by Saturday, Oct. 1, so the cor- about of the missing class mem-
rect number of lunches may be bers are asked to let that person
ordered. know the details of the reunion,
For further information, call or report their contact informa-
Jack Douglas, Class of '59, at tion to the person representing
863-422-7317; Janice Lewis their class.
Pflaum, Class of '60, at 533-

Kountry Kickers to Begin
New Series of Classes Sept. 27







September 22, 2005 The Polk County Democrat


From The Fort Meade

Historical Museum


By LETA WRIGHT


An update on the Museum
restoration, which is rather slow.
They have put the new plywood
on the roof and the tar paper; so
maybe the tin shingle roof will
get on soon. It has been one year
since we've been in the Museum.
All the artifacts are stored in
metal containers in the yard and
here's hoping they will be in
good shape. The sun has been so
hot beaming down on those huge
storage bins until its been quite
a worry over them.

We had our September board
meeting in the train and dis-
cussed a number of activities we
would like to have after we get
moved back in the Museum. I
don't think that anything will
take place before Christmas, but
we do hope Santa Claus will visit
the bandstand after the Christ-
mas parade.

Fort Meade is small but we do
have a lot we can tell. We have
one lady in Fort Meade who
gives the most beautiful parties.
She sets beautiful tables for a
luncheon, dinner, or a tea party.
She is most gracious in enter-
taining in that she likes to do it.
I would put some of her dishes
and decor up against several of
the great chefs on the TV Food
Channel. This lady is Jean Bar-
nett and she is one I would like
to tell about when it comes to en-
tertaining.

Inez Patterson Varn remi-
nisced with me the other day
about the Columbia Restaurant
in Ybor City, which celebrated
"1905 Day" on Sept. 18, 100
years of offering some of the best
food in the world. They did not
take reservations for that day,


but the prices charged were
those when they opened, such as
their famous soups for 50 cents;
chicken and yellow rice, $2.75;
boliche, $2.95; 1905 salad, $1.95;.
sangria, 95 cents; flan, 35 cents;
and coffee, 5 cents. Can you
imagine these prices?
I had lunch there about two
months ago and the food is still
delicious as always. I'm sure it
was a great celebration.

A Fort Meade High School re-
union is going to take place on
Oct. 1 at the American Legion
Home. If you attended Fort Me-
ade High, do plan to attend from
10 a.m. until 4 p.m. Lunch will
be catered at the cost of $10.
Reservations must be made with
Bubba Woodall, 285-9270. Plan
to come and visit with old
friends and enjoy all the activity
that Doyle Tillis has planned.

More on Fort Meade history,
the seventh in a history series of
our city.
"About this time (1895), Capt.
E. A. Cordery was promoting a
large tobacco growers' associa-
tion. A citizens' meeting was
held to discuss the project, and
over 700 acres of land were do-
nated for its purpose. It was pro-
posed to grow high-grade cigar
tobacco. 'The Cuban Tobacco Co.,
Ltd.,' was, incorporated with a
capital stock of $150,000.
"Early in December 1895, a
large party of Cubans, direct
from Havana, arrived to form a
colony for producing tobacco, and
they were given a royal welcome,
a big barbecue being arranged in
honor of the newcomers. A hun-
dred or more Cubans came in all.
"Ernest B. Simmons tells us


Florida State Fairgrounds Hosts Events


Florida's fall season brings
great weather and an abundance
of varied events at the Florida
State Fairgrounds. at 1-4 and
U.S. Hwy. 301 in Eastern Hills-
borough County.
Here's what's coming up:
Sept. SO30-Oct. 2: Country
Folk Art Show
Guests will see handcrafted
folk arts and crafts by hundreds
of artisans from across the coun-
try at the Country Folk Art
Show in the. Charles M. Davis
Special Events Center.
Show hours are Friday, 5 to 9
p.mri; Saturday, 10 a.m. to 5
p.m.; and Sunday, 10 a.m. to 4'
p.m.
Adult admission is $6 on Fri-
day, and $5 on Saturday and
Sunday; children under 10 are
admitted for $2 each. A hand
stamp readmits patrons for the
whole-weekend.
Folks can visit www.country-
folkart.com for a printable dis-
count coupon or to register for
free ticket.giveaways.
Parking'is $5 for cars and $10
for RVs and buses. Visitors
should enter the Fairgrounds via
the MLK, Jr.,'Blvd. entrance.
For more information, contact
Country Folk Art Shows, Inc. at
248-634-4151 or visit www.coun-
tryfolkart.com.


Sept. 30-Oct. 2: CFHJA
Hunter Jumper Show
In this Central Florida
Hunter Jumper Association
show, recognized by the United
States Equestrian Federation,
visitors will see horses and rid-
ers competing in both flat and
over-fence classes at the Bob
Thomas Equestrian Center.
The show begins at 8 a.m.
each day.
Admission and parking are
free. Guests should enter the
Fairgrounds through the Orient
Road gate.
For more information, visit
www.cfhja.com or contact Dani
Becker at 813-571-0111.


Sept. 30-Oct, 2: Cool Crit-
ters Dog Agility Show
In the Cool Critters Dog Agil-
ity Show, all breeds of dogs will


compete in a Dog Agility Mas-
ters Tournament, sanctioned by
the United States Dog Agility
Association.
In Charlie Lykes Arena,
they'll compete in teams of three
dogs on Saturday and Sunday,
from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
As a kick-off to the weekend's
Dog Agility Show, the 4-H Foun-
dation is hosting agility games
for children on Friday from 4
p.m. to 8 p.m.
Admission and parking are
free for spectators. Visitors
should enter the grounds
through the Orient Road gate.
For more information, contact
Ileana Nadal at 813-653-1494 or
visit www.coolcritters.com.


Oct. 1-2: Florida Interna-
tional Reptile and Exotic
Animal Show
The Florida International
Reptile Show will feature more
than 260 exhibitor booths with
breeders and manufacturers
from around the country offering
reptiles, amphibians, exotics,
cages, tanks, foods and supplies.
Participants can also buy di-
rect from the breeders and ven-
dors, allowing for savings over
retail prices.
Tickets are $8 for one day or
$15 for both days. Children un-
der 5 are admitted free.
Show hours are 10 a.m. to 5
p.m. on Saturday and Sunday.
Parking is $5 for cars and $10
for RVs and buses. Guests
should enter the Fairgrounds via
the U.S. 301 entrance.
For more information, call
Tony Cueto at 321-297-6374 or
visit www.reptileandexoticani-
malshow.com.

Oct. 1-2: Slam Fest Car
Show by Mini Madness
Slam Fest 2005 features over
70 vendors and 1,500 cars
throughout the grounds.
Show hours are 9 a.m. to 6
p.m. on Saturday and Sunday.
Admission is $15 per person
each.event day.
Parking is $5 for cars and $10
for RVs and buses. Guests
should enter the Fairgrounds via
the U.S. Highway 301 entrance


gate.
For more information, call the
Slam Fest hotline at 941-366-
9123 or visit www.minimad-
ness.com.

For more information on these
and other events taking place at
the Fairgrounds, call 813-621-
782, check the Fairgrounds Info
'Line at 813-622-7275, or log on
to www.floridastatefair.com and
click on "Calendar of Events."


Collectorama

Show Set
The 39th semi-annual Collec-
torama Show will be held Sept.
30 through Oct. 2 in Sikes Hall
at the Lakeland Center.
More than 100 dealers of
coins, currency, antiques and
other collectibles will be at the
show to buy, sell and trade
items.
Parking is free, and admission
to the show is $3 per person.
The show will feature hourly
door prizes and children, ages 12
and younger, will get to reach
into the Kid's Bucket for money.
All dealers without tables or
booths may attend the "Special
Bourse" on Thursday, from 4 to 8
p.m. Dealers may gain entry for
wholesale business with a $25
minimum donation, via company
check, to the Florida Sheriffs
Youth Ranch. The dealer's home
state sales tax resale number
and business card also are re-
quired for entry.
For more information, 'e-mail
collectoramashow@aol.com.


Shine

Seeks

Volunteers
Shine, a Department of Elder
Affairs volunteer program, is
seeking volunteers.
Volunteers with the program
are trained to help people make
informed decisions about Medi-
care and other health insurance
issues, including prescription
drug programs.
Volunteers participate in in-
tensive and continual training,
and are asked to make a commit-
ment of a minimum of 10 hours
per month.
Computer skills are needed.
For more information, call
Shine at 1-800-336-2226.

Send Your News:
The Polk County Democrat
190 S. Florida Ave.
863-533-4183
Fax 533-0402


that 'when the Cubans came it
was a sight to the natives to see
the little dark-skinned workmen
in the fields or on the street,
each with a machete hung to
him in lieu of a pocket-knife.
These immense knives they used
for all purposes a Yankee jack-
knife is used for, and for many
things a pocket-knife is too light
for.' Spanish signs appeared
upon the storefronts and one en-
terprising firm, Stansfield Bros.,
spoke Spanish.
"Huge tobacco barns were
erected and carpenters were
quite busy. The methods of the
Cuban carpenters were new to
the Americans, for they had
strange tools and in using a rip-
saw, they cut from them, instead
of towards them, as an American
carpenter would. The home boys
who worked with them soon
learned the Cuban names for
their carpenter tools ."
More next week on the history
of Fort Meade and the Cuban
people.


Sonny's Bar-B-Q, the largest
barbecue chain in the United
States, announced its participa-
tion in Dine For America Day.
The day is a nationwide fund-
raising event to support the
American Red Cross Relief Fund
and help those affected by Hurri-
cane Katrina. Restaurants


across the country are banding
together to participate in the
event, set Wednesday, Oct. 5.
Each participating Sonny's
restaurant will be donating pro-
ceeds from the day's sales and
the parent company will contrib-
ute up to an additional $50,000
in matching donations.


Bartow DAR Sponsors Constitution Week Event Polk Lakes


Bartow Chapter Daughters of
the American Revolution spon-
sored the annual Constitution
Week celebration Sept. 17-23,
with a luncheon at the Bartow
Civic Center.
Daughters of the American
Revolution and Sons of the
American Revolution members
from Central Florida chapters
participated.
Among those present were
Florida State Society DAR Hon-
orary Past State Regent
Jeanette Frey and FSSDAR
State committee chairmen, chap-
ter regents, and members; Gay
Harlowe, president, General's
Project, regent of Lakeland
Chapter and members; Linda So-
loski, lineage research, regent of
Alafia Chapter; and members
Noreta Wells, membership, and
Charlotte Fletcher, vice-chair-
man; Ramona Glenn, credentials
and advisor to the state regent's
project, Patriots chapter; Mary
Victor, regent of Peace River
Chapter and members; Ponce de
Leon Chapter of Winter Haven
and members; and Anne Rauler-
son, regent of the Bartow Chap-
ter; and members and guests.
Also attending were Lakeland
Chapter SAR President Melvin
Sellers and Mrs. Sellers, Doc S.
Wesson, and SAR past state
President Al Snapp.
Joe Spann, Jr., native Florid-
ian, musician, and historian who
manages the Polk County His-
torical and Genealogical Library,
was speaker for the event.
Spann also is a past president
of the Lakeland Chapter SAR.


His talk, "Founding Fathers
and the Constitution," started
with the Articles of Confedera-
tion, the Constitution and Bill of
Rights and amendments, and
ended with quotes from partici-
pants in forming the new repub-
lic.


the primary sticking point. The
first Congress under the Consti-
tution convened in New York
City on March 4, 1789. George
Washington was inaugurated as
first President of the United
States on April 30, 1789.
Madison introduced the pro-


After winning independence, posed Bill of Rights in the House
the new nation had been ruled of Representatives June 8, 1789.
by the Articles of Confederation, In September, Congress ap-
which had no direct origin in the proved 12 amendments and sent
people. Each state had the power them to the states for ratifica-
to collect taxes, issue currency, tion.
and provide for its own militia. Among the facts with which
There was no national authority, Spann ended his talk was that
no national taxation, no control the U.S. Constitution is the old-
of trade, and no power to enforce est and the shortest written con-
legislation, Spann said. stitution of any government in
a There was a shift of power the world. To amend the Consti-
among the leaders of the country tution, a proposal must gain the
toward the "conservative patri- support of two-thirds of the
ots." These so-called "founding House and Senate, and three-
fathers," Spann said, success- fourths of the states.
fully engineered a counterrevolu- As a result, Spann said, of the
tion and a new national govern- thousands of proposed amend-
ment under the constitution. ments, only 27 have passed.
The Constitutional Conven- -----
tion met at the State House in Bartow Chapter DAR, organ-
Philadelphia on May 25, 1787. ized Sept. 17, 1930, is celebrat-
There were 55 delegates to the ing its 75 years of service to the
convention, with 12 of the 13 objectives of the Daughters of
states represented. the American Revolution, which
Rhode Island did not send include promotion of education,
delegates. James Madison, "fa- historic preservation, and patri-
ther of the Constitution," was otic endeavor.
the first to arrive, bearing a The next chapter meeting will
draft for the Constitution. be held Monday, Oct. 10, at 2:30
On Sept. 17, 1787, 39 of the p.m., at the Bartow Public Li-
42 delegates present signed it brary.
and the Convention formally ad- All visiting DARs are invited
journed. to attend.,
When it became time for the For information on joining the
states to ratify the Constitution, DAR, call 533-6293.
the lack of a bill of rights was


Bok Sanctuary Holds

Benefit For Katrina Victims


Historic Bok Sanctuary will
donate all visitor admission pro-
ceeds on Saturday, Sept. 24, to
Habitat for Humanity to assist
in Hurricane Katrina housing re-
construction efforts in the Gulf
Coast area.
Admission to Historic Bok
Sanctuary is $8 for adults and
$3 for children 5 to 12. Children
under 5 and members are admit-
ted free.
The Sanctuary is open 8 a.m.
to 6 p.m., with last admission at
5 p.m.
"We're so grateful for the sup-
port the sanctuary received after
the hurricanes last year," said
Robert P. Sullivan, president of
Historic Bok Sanctuary.
Numerous businesses have
donated to help raise money dur-
ing this event.
There will be free food and
great door prizes from 11 a.m. to
2 p.m.
Many activities are planned
to enhance the day's fundraising
effort and bring many people to-
gether for a special cause,

Disaster
Workshops Set
The Polk County Chapter of
the American Red Cross is offer-
ing Disaster Assessment Work-
shops for mobile home park resi-
dents.
Representatives of area mo-
bile home parks will learn how
to assess damage from disasters
and report to the Red Cross for
assistance.
The three-hour workshops are
being offered two times during
the months of September and
October.
Each park can send up to four
representatives. They must be
year round residents of the com-
munity and physically able to
survey and report damages after
a storm as soon as safely possi-
ble.
There is no cost for the work-
shop.
Call 294-5941 for registration
information.
American Red Cross disaster
assistance is free, made. possible
by voluntary donations of time
and money from the American
people.
To support this and other dis-
asters, contact the Polk County
Chapter at 294-5941, or online
at http://polkcountyfl.redcross.
org.

Polk Theatre
Sets 'I Love
You .0.*



Visitors may spend all day en-
joying the gardens and family-
friendly areas.
A special stage will be set up
on the south end of the parking
area.
11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Fat Frank
and the Plank Spankers, who
play blues and zydeco
11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Free hot
dogs and Coke fountain drinks
(first 1,000 visitors)
11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Free Flor-
ida's Natural juice
11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Drawings
for door prizes; tickets $2 each or
three for $5
1 and 3 p.m. Carillon recit-
als
For more information, call
Historic Bok Sanctuary at 676-
1408.


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Treatment

Schedule

Polk County's Aquatic Plant
Control Program treats public
access lakes for water hyacinth,
water lettuce, and hydrilla.
Lakes and treatment areas
may be added without notice.
All shores will be treated on
these lakes Sept. 19-23:
Tracy, Ariana, Idylwild,
Crooked, Buffum, Gator, Survey-
ors, Rosalie, Tiger, Tenoroc,
Parker, Bonny, Banana, Ar-
buckle B all shore.


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On Oct. 20, Joe Pietro's off-
Broadway hit, "I Love You,
You're Perfect, Now Change,"
will be showing on stage at the
Polk Theatre. ,
With 22 accompanying songs, .
arranged by Jimmy Roberts, the
musical features a look at male-
female relationships.
The performance begins at 8 ^
p.m. Tickets are $20, $27 and

For more information on the
production or to purchase tick- -,
ets, call 682-7553. ., .


you back in the swing of things.

What did you accomplish today? The doctors and staff at Winter Haven Hospital's
Ambulatory Surgery and Diagnostic Center (AS&DC) have no problem answering that
question. On any given day we perform dozens of outpatient surgical procedures -
most of which don't require overnight or extended hospital stays.

Because patient safety is so important, patients at our AS&DC couldn't be better sit-
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The Polk County Democrat September 22, 2005


Editorial











The Only Principle


At Stake Is Decency


The case of Debra Lafave, the drop dead
beautiful Hillsborough County school
teacher accused of having sex with a 14-
year-old student, is the stuff of which
tabloid journalism is made.
Unfortunately, it has gotten beyond the
purview of the tabs and into the main-
stream media.
Fortunately a judge ruled that enough is
enough.
Arguably, a little too late.
Temple Terrace police obtained a war-
rant to take nude photos of the teacher, on
the argument that they needed to capture
images of tattoos, tan lines, and other fea-
tures that would show that the boy really
had seen his teacher naked.
The need for such photos is suspect,
given that her lawyer has said that she will
use an insanity defense, rather than deny
that the alleged conduct took place.
Since the description would be based on
the boy's verbal testimony, it could be per-
suasively argued that a female officer
could examine the defendant, and be pre-
pared to offer corroborating testimony.
Instead, photos were taken by a female
detention deputy, then examined by two
detectives for "content and clarity."
Cynics might suggest a certain frat boy
mentality behind the police action, but
cynics are not always correct. Often, but
not alwaXvs. '
The defendant's lawyer sought to have
the photos sealed, saying that the images
are pornographic. Whether pornographic
or not, they certainly are grossly invasive
of his client's privacy.
The lawyer expressed concerns that if
the images were released, they would end
up on the Internet. It is an unfortunate
commentary on human nature that he
probably is right.
TV stations WTSP and WFTS both peti-
tioned the court to order release of the


photos. The WFTS news director said he
couldn't imagine using the photos on the
air, but submitted what he called a "rou-
tine request" for release of the evidence.
WTSP's news director was not available
for comment. Better no comment than to
say something as silly as his counterpart at
WFTS.
WFLA's assistant news director said that
even if the photos were released, WFLA
would not use them. Now that's a state-
ment worthy of this imperfect craft of jour-
nalism.
And then he blew it by defending the
request even though WFLA didn't join
in making it by saying: "We want to
make sure we don't lock ourselves out of
future requests by not acting now."
Huh?
Fortunately, the judge ruled that the
photos will remain sealed. It was a deci-
sion grounded in good judgment and
human decency, and presumably also in
sound law.
There are times when the press must do
unpopular things in the name of freedom
of information.
Obtaining raunchy pictures from court
files is not one of them.
The principle here is not freedom of
information; it's decency.

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When I was growing up in
Florida, and visiting my grandpar-
ents in LaBelle, I used to'get spanked
for saying, "I wish we would have a
hurricane!"
That was about the most exciting
thing that ever happened in LaBelle.
That was then and this is now.
Hurricanes have now worn out their
welcome, along with people's
patience and gas supplies.
Maybe it's because I have a differ-
ent viewpoint now. The view from
four feet eight inches tall versus five
feet eight inches tall doesn't sound
like much, but it is. Looking back, I
remember running around outside
when the wind started to blow, hop-
ing I would blow away.
There wasn't too much excitement


kerosene lamps, Grandma
wash the dust off of the ch
trim the wicks, fill them up a
the matches standing by.
almost as good as Christmas.
When a hurricane came al
Caloosahachee River overflow
banks, and the kids would m,
of the old innertubes in the b
have a wonderful time going
over the fence. The older girl:
ride in the syrup kettle right o
fence.
Those were the good old d
didn't need color TV, compu
pods, and such foolishness,E
we had to learn to spell and gi
for out piano recitals.
Looking back, things ra
pretty well, because here we


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Constitutional Trivia for Government Junkies


Every imaginable cause, prod-
uct and interest has its own spe-
cial day, week or month.
They are proclaimed by may-
ors, county commissions, gover-
nors and the President ... and
then widely ignored.
Constitution Week gets a little
more attention, which is appro-
priate. As a government major at
FSU and a self-confessed govern-
ment junkie, I often celebrate
Constitution Week by reading the
Constitution. It holds few sur-
prises after all these years, but
there are a lot of interesting
nuggets in it.
The Census, the enumera-
tion of Americans every 10 years,
is mandated by the Constitution
in Article I, Section 3, for the pur-
pose of determining the number
of members of the House of
Representatives to which each
state is entitled. (And the
Constitutional mandate is for an
"actual Enumeration," not an
estimate.)
Members of Congress are
immune from arrest while
attending a session of Congress
or en route to or from a session,
except for "Treason, Felony and


Breach of the Peace."
Article I, Section 9, declared:
"No Capitation, or other direct,
Tax shall be laid, unless in
Proportion to the Census or
Enumeration herein before
directed to be taken." What that
means, Pilgrim, is the
Constitution prohibited a person-
al income tax. That provision was
changed by the Sixteenth
Amendment, ratified in 1913.
Article II, Section 1, as modi-
fied by the Twelfth Amendment,
says that the electors of a state
may not vote for both a President
and a Vice-President from their
own state.
Article III, Section 1, does
not say that Supreme Court jus-
tices are appointed "for life," but
"during good Behaviour."
Congress has never defined
"good Behaviour."
Writing of the Constitution
was completed on Sept. 17, 1787,
11 years after the Declaration of
Independence.
The Bill of Rights was draft-
ed in 1789 in order to sell at least
nine states on ratifying the
Constitution. Ratification of 10 of
the 12 amendments known as the


Bill of Rights came in 1791.
One article of the Bill of
Rights was ratified 201 years
later, in 1992, as the Twenty-sev-
enth Amendment. It provides
that the pay of members of
Congress cannot take effect "until
an election of Representatives
shall have intervened." It is of lit-
tle consequence.
Racial minorities won the
right to vote in 1870; women, not
until 1920. The voting age was
reduced to 18 in 1971.
Just how good is our
Constitution, widely recognized
as the best written Constitution in
the world?
It has been amended only 27
times in 208 years. Of those
amendments, the Bill of Rights
did not alter the Constitution; it
added essential freedoms of citi-
zens.
Of the remaining 17, two
(Prohibition and Repeal) can-
celed each other out.
That leaves 15. Of these, only
about half a dozen made funda-
mental changes in the fabric of
government. Among these were
the civil rights amendment, the
income tax amendment, and


amendments extending the right
to vote to people previously
denied it.
Others, dealing with such
things as succession of the Vice-
President to become Acting
President during the disability of
the President; extending the right
to vote in Presidential elections to
citizens of the District of
Columbia; and changing the date
on which new Presidents take
office; are important, but so nar-
rowly focused that they have no
bearing on our daily lives.
More than 10,000 amendments
have been proposed in Congress,
including one, in 1876, to abolish
the United States Senate and
another, in 1878, to replace the
office of President with an
Executive Council of Three.
In 1893, amendments were
proposed to rename the country
"the United States of Earth" and
to abolish the Army and the
Navy.
None of the 27 amendments,
as far as I can determine, was
enacted to overturn an unpopu-
lar decision of the Supreme
Court.


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


Fifty Years Ago
The deadlock at IMCC contin-
ues, now in its 108th day; ICWU
would Local 35 voted down the compa-
ifmneys, ny's latest proposal. Supervisory
nd have and clerical personnel continue to
It was keep the company operating. At
ong, the Swift & Co., a new labor pact was
)wed its signed, giving 8 cents an hour
take use increase, plus shift differentials.
am and The old contract hourly pay scale
ng right ranged from $1.30 to $2.18.
s would
over the Five former Japanese Air Force
pilots, now training at Bartow Air
lays. We Base, will return home as instruc-
uters, I- tors and supervisors in Japan's
because self-defense force.
et ready A local man, convicted in city
n along court on charges of disturbing
are. public worship by profanity,
drunkenness, and assault with a
deadly weapon, was sentenced
by City Judge J.H. Willson to 60
days in jail, plus $100 fine or
additional days on the first
charge, and 20 days and $25 or an
additional 20 days on the second
charge, and 30 days and $100 or
another 45 days on the third.
Forty-Five Years Ago
Bradley Carlyle Wilson, 76,
member of a pioneer Polk County
family and a practicing attorney
in Bartow for 45 years, died
Monday afternoon at Bartow
Memorial Hospital after a
lengthy illness.
One week after Hurricane
Donna, electrical power and tele-
phone service is slowly being
restored to most homes and busi-
nesses in Bartow, but the clean-up
of fallen trees and wrecked build-
ings is still far from complete. The
marks of Donna's visit won't be
completely erased for many


weeks to come.
Officers of Golden Gate
Merchants Assn., elected
Thursday night, are W.E. Wilson,
president; William D. Helmuth,
vice-president; Mrs. G.F.
Dunston, secretary; and James
Whitaker, treasurer.
Surrounded by the good wish-
es of friends and staff at the Polk
County hospital, diminutive Miss
Dora Korns celebrated her 100th
birthday anniversary, yesterday
from her hospital bed.
Forty Years Ago
Kathy Etheredge, 15-year-old
Bartow horsewoman, riding
Royal Jester, won the reserve
world champion ladies five-gait-
ed class in the National
Champion Horse Show which
ended Saturday night in
Louisville, Ky.
The Polk County school board
voted yesterday to ask the coun-
ty's freeholders to increase by one
mill the school tax levy which
voters themselves control. Of the
$1.5 million additional income,
some 70 percent would go for
teacher pay raises and to hire 75
additional teachers.
Page One headline, Sept. 27: 3
in Hospital, 5 Others Treated in 4-
Car Crash; Bartow Man Hurt by
Hit-and-Run Driver; Parked
Truck Blamed in Accident.
Thirty-Five Years Ago
A service station employee
foiled an attempt to steal some
money from the Spur station at
1385 North Broadway early this
morning by firing two shots from
a .22 rifle. The would-be thief
dropped the money and leaped
into a waiting car which sped


away.
Queried by .The Democrat,
Asst. State Atty. Wallace Storey
today confirmed a rumor that the
state attorney's office is investi-
gating records of certain junior
and senior high schools in Polk
County. A recent state auditor's
report indicated, "some discrep-
ancies" exist in some schools'
finances.
Bartow police arrested 16 peo-
ple Saturday night in a gambling
raid on local residence. In addi-
tion to the adults arrested, eight
children were in the house, police
reported.
Thirty Years Ago
An Alabama man, caught by
two Winn-Dixie employees as he
attempted to steal a quantity of
meat, escaped by threatening his
captors with a knife, and fled the
store. Police later located the man
hiding in a phosphate car of a
train that was rolling through
town.
Forrest McKennie, 51, died
Friday in Bartow Memorial
Hospital. He was a longtime
teacher and coach at Union
Academy High School. He
became athletic director in 1951,
and produced outstanding foot-
ball and basketball teams until
the school was phased. out in
1960, when he was named assis-
tant principal at Bartow High
School. He moved up to the
Southwest area office, a position
he held at his death.
Teamsters Union Local 444,
through its business manager,
informed Police Chief Marvin
Pittman at 11 a.m. today that the
union now represents member of


the Bartow police department.
Nye E. Jordan, longtime
Bartow civic and community
leader, died this morning at his
residence, 1180 South Oak Ave.
He had been in failing health for
many months. He was a retired
telephone company executive,
having been manager of
Peninsular Telephone Co. in
Bartow for many years. The
Bartow Lions Club named him
"Bartow's Outstanding Citizen"
for 1942.
Twenty-Five Years Ago
A 10 percent pay increase for
employees of the Polk County
commission was unanimously
approved by the commission
Tuesday morning, in line with the
recommendation of the Cody &
Associates pay study report.
Reversing their position on the
subject again, city commissioners
voted Monday night to pay them-
selves $50 a month for serving as
members of the Bartow
Municipal Airport authority.
lust over half of Polk Countv's
registered voters 50.4 percent
- cast their ballots in Tuesday's
first primary election. Counting
of the 1,698 absentee ballots was
completed Friday. They raised
the total votes cast to 63,133,
more than 8,000 above the previ-
ous highest total.
Lisle T. Lenny, 48, a former
administrator of Stonewall
Jackson Hospital in Lexington,
Va., has been selected from a field
of 50 applicants to be administra-
tor of Polk General Hospital by
the PGH board of trustees.


ADVENTURES AND MISADVENTURES / By PAT BLAKE SIMS

Enough, Already!


in LaBelle in those days, aside from
cowboys shooting each other at the
saloon next to the post office on an
otherwise dull Saturday night. On
the other side of the post office was
Weaver's Willing Workers, the drug-
store that carried remedies to cure,
ailments or patch up gunshots.
They also sent out telegrams and
sold an amazing range of cosmetics
and miracle potions. You could even
have lunch there and read a True
Confessions magazine.
Grandpa had everything under'
control, usually, but when a hurri-
cane was coming, he sat in the swing
on the front porch with his shotgun. I
don't know why; he probably
planned to shoot it.
Grandpa Magill would get out the


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September 22, 2005 The Polk County Democrat


Georgia Faith Hicks

Georgia Faith
Hicks
Georgia "Faith" Hicks, daugh-
ter of Amanda Sparks and Ray
Hicks of Fort Meade, died Sun-
day, Sept. 18, 2005.
Born Aug. 20, 2004, Faith was
very loved and touched many
people's lives.
Along with her parents, she is
survived by her sisters, Taylor
and Michayla; paternal grand-
parents; Peggy and Eddie Hicks
of Fort Meade; maternal grand-
mother, Tammy Keen of Bartow;
maternal grandfather, James
Sparks and his wife, Jackie, of
Fort Myers; great-grandparents,
Julia and James Keen of Bartow,
and Bill and Minnie Sparks of
Fort Myers; great-great-grand-
mother, Mable Thomas of
Tampa; and aunts and uncles,
Eric Nowman of Michigan, Viola
and Billy Lanep of Michigan,
Kathy and Timothy Milay of
Kentucky, Kris' and Lamar Car-
ter of Indiana, Julia Sparks and
Julia Redell, both of Bartow,
Paula and Jess Sparks, Jen and
Chris Sparks, Beth and Eric Ad-
hens, all of Fort Myers, Debbie
Howard of Labelle, Jolynn
Sparks of Winter Haven, Anneli-
ese Rupert of Bradenton, and
Lillian Hernandez of Tampa.
Visitation: Thursday, Sept.
22, from 6 to 8 p.m., at McLean
Funeral Home in Fort Meade.
The funeral: Friday, Sept. 23,
at 11 a.m., at First Baptist
Church of Fort Meade, 307 East
Broadway, with Rev. Kenny Slay
officiating.
Interment: Wildwood Ceme-
tery in Bartow.


Betty J.
Braswell
Betty J. Braswell, 69, of Bar-
tow, died of liver disease Tues-
day, Sept. 20, 2005, at Good,
Shepherd Hospice Residential
Center in Auburndale.
Born Feb. 9, 1936, in Newnan,
Ga., Mrs. Braswell moved to
Bartow 42 years ago.
Employed by the Polk County
School Board, she was a food
service worker at Stephens Ele-
mentary School for 20 years. She
was a member of First Baptist
Church of Bartow.
Survivors include her hus-
band, Jimmy L. Braswell; one
son, Robert Braswell of Bartow;
one daughter, Lynn Braswell
Barry of Bartow; two brothers,
William Hall of Dallas, Ga., and
Beau Hall of Newnan, Ga.; three
sisters, Rose McMichael of More-
land, Ga., Jerrie Brown of Ho-
gansville, Ga., and Jenelle Dar-
rington of Newnan, Ga.; and one
granddaughter, Kaitlyn'
Braswell of Bartow.
Visitation: Thursday, Sept.
22, from 1 to 2 p.m., at Whidden-
McLean Funeral Home in Bar-
tow.
The funeral will follow Thurs-
day at 2 p.m. at Wildwood Ceme-
tery in Bartow,, with Dr. Ronald
L. Burks officiating.
Memorial contributions: Good
Shepherd Hospice, P.O. Box
7129 Winter Haven, FL 33880;
First Baptist Church of Bartow
Building Fund, 410 East Church
Street, Bartow, FL 33830.


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Roscoe
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Roscoe "Scopie" "Po-Po" Sams,
70, of Bartow, died Saturday,
Sept. 17, 2005, at Winter Haven
Hospital.
Born in Tallahassee on Jan.
10, 1935, Mr. Sams moved to
Bartow 55 years ago.
He was an orthopedic techni-
cian at Polk General Hospital
and Winter Haven Hospital. He
was a member of Mt. Olive Free-
will Baptist Church, and Pro-
gress Lodge #77 Masonic Lodge.
Survivors include his wife,
Juanita Luster Sams; four sons,
Michael Sams of Lakeland, Rich-
ard Sams of Bartow, Billy Sams
of Lakeland, and Patrick Sams
of Atlanta, Ga.; four daughters,
Wanda Sams Williams of Bar-
tow, Dahiala Roberts of Atlanta,
Ga., Pearl Sams of Bartow, and
Voncia Lyons of Orlando; three
sisters, Sanjanette Tallferro of
Georgia, Gerrye Longworth of
Tallahassee, and Elizabeth Pat-
tillo of Georgia; one brother,
John Albert Taylor of Alabama;
12 grandchildren; and one great-
grandchild.
Visitation: Friday, Sept. 23,
from 3 to 8 p.m., at Gause Fu-
neral Home in Bartow.
The funeral: Saturday, Sept.
24, at 2 p.m., at Macedonia Mis-
sionary Baptist Church in Bar-
tow.


Milton "Buddy" Glisson

Milton 'Buddy'
Glisson
Milton "Buddy" Glisson, 76, of
Bartow, died of liver failure Sat-
urday, Sept. 17, 2005, at Heart
of Florida Regional Medical Cen-
ter in Davenport.
Mr. Glisson was born on Sept.
23, 1928, in Jakin, Ga. He moved
to Bartow 51 years ago from
Donalsonville, Ga.
A heavy equipment operator,
he worked for U.S. Agri-Chemi-
cals in Fort Meade for 36 years.
He was Pentecostal.
Survivors include his wife of
56 years, Dorothy J. Glisson; two
daughters, Barbara J. Smith of
Winter Haven and Kassia C.
Glisson of Bartow; a sister, Ruby'
Howard of Bartow; two brothers,
Winton Glisson of Bartow and
Bill Glisson of Donalsonville; two
granddaughters, K. Celena
Welch and K. Celeste Fowler,
both of Lakeland; and one great-
grandson, Dylan Fashbaugh of
Lakeland.
Visitation: Tuesday, Sept. 20,
from 6 to 8 p.m., at Whidden-
McLean Funeral Home in Bar-
tow.
The funeral: Wednesday,
Sept. 21, at.2:30 p.m., at Blessed
Assurance Temple, with Rev.
Matt Clark officiating.
Interment: Wildwood Ceme-
tery in Bartow.

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Birdie B. Lee, 63, of Bartow, m otherS
died of cancer Wednesday, Sept. C.W. Smothers, 69, of Bart
21, 2005, at Palm Terrace in died of heart failure Monda
Lakeland. Sept. 19, 2005, at his home.
Born Sept. 16, 1942, in Car- Born in Bonifay on Nov.
thage, Texas, Mrs. Lee was a 1935, Mr. Smothers moved
lifetime resident of the Bartow/ Bartow from Chipley 50 ye
Fort Meade area. ago.
She was a cook. She was a He was a heavy equipment
charter member of Wildwood operator for W.R. Grace & Co.
Baptist Church in Bartow, was a Bartow for 20 years, and was f
member of Veteran of Foreign merly employed by Semin
Wars Post #2405 in Bartow, and Phosphate, McDonald Constr
was a past president of the Bar- tion, and More Trench, Inc.
tow Knight Lions Club. Mr. Smothers was preceded
Mrs. Lee was preceded in death by one son, Darrell Wa3
death by her father, William Smothers.
Odom; her mother, Bertha Survivors include his wi
Hicks; and one sister, Sarah Brenda J. Smothers; thr
Skipper. daughters, Pam Farahani
Survivors include two sons, Danville, CaL, Lynn Smothers
Billy Prevatt of Fort Meade and Sparta, Tenn., and Kather:
Jimmy Prevatt of Bartow; one Ann Smothers of Bartow; o
daughter, Vicky Prevatt of Bai- son, Richard W. Smothers
tow; one sister, Betty Lisenby of Spencer, Tenn.; one brother, I
Lakeland; four brothers, Wallace drick Smothers of Valdosta, Ga
Odom of Bullard, Texas, Jimmy three sisters, Ruth Upchurch
Ray Odum of Palestine, Texas, Atlanta, Texas, Martha Wils
Jerry Odom of Havana, and Joe of Montgomery, Ala., and Loui
Barefoot of Zephyrhills; 10 Lane of Chipley; and thr
grandchildren; one great-grand- grandchildren, Brandon Smor
child; and several nieces and ers, Sheena Farahani, and Sh
nephews. heen Farahani.
I Visitation: Saturday, Sept. 24, Visitation: Friday, Sept. 2
from 10 to 11 a.m., at Whidden- from 1 to 2 p.m., at Whiddl
McLean Funeral Home in Bar- McLean Funeral Home in B.
tow. tow.
The funeral will follow Satur- The funeral will follow Frid
day at 11 a.m. at the funeral at 2 p.m. at the funeral home.
home, with Rev. Bruce Moore of- Interment: Homeland Cern
ficiating. tery.
Interment: Wildwood Ceme-
tery in Bartow.
Memorial contributions: Good
Shepherd Hospice, P.O. Box
7129, Winter Haven, FL 33880.


Stamp Dedication Planned


On Wednesday, Sept. 28, at
10 a.m. at the Coleman/Bush
Community Center, 1104 Martin
Luther King Avenue, the City of
Lakeland and the United States
Postal Service will dedicate a
unique sheet of commemorative
stamps.
These stamps feature artists'
renderings of the early civil
rights efforts in our nation.
"With these new stamps, in
this small way, the postal service
has created a lasting tribute to
the unforgettable Civil Rights
Movement that will continue to
light the way to a better, more
just future for all Americans," a
postal spokesman said.
Young people will be pre-
sented with awards for their in-
terpretations of "A More Perfect


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essay form.
The Lakeland director of
parks and recreation, Bill Tins-
ley, will deliver the keynote ad-
dress, with remarks to follow
from Pam West, Lakeland offi-
cer-in-charge/postmaster and Al-
bertha Whitley-Tabron, adminis-
trator of the Coleman/Bush facil-
ity.
Musical presentations will
feature the. Socrum Elementary
School chorus, under the direc-
tion of Lawrence Brown, and
solo patriotic performances by
Joseph Hansberry.
The public is invited to attend
this community event; light re-
freshments will be served.
The stamps will be available
for purchase at the event.


Hospice Seeks Lakeland

Thrift Store Volunteers


Good Shepherd Hospice in-
vites anyone interested in be-
coming a thrift shop volunteer to
"Tea with Treasures," on Mon-
day, Sept. 26, from 4 to 5 p.im.
The volunteer recruitment
event will be held at the Good
Shepherd Thrift Shop, 1737 East
Edgewood Drive in Lake Bentley
Plaza, Lakeland.
Attendees will receive a spe-
cial 50 percent off coupon for use
in the thrift shop that day.
Thrift shop volunteers sort
and price items, place merchan-


dise on the sales floor, and assist
customers.
The thrift shop needs cash-
iers, office help and anyone who
has expertise with pricing and
displaying collectible and de-
signer merchandise.
The store is open Tuesday
through Friday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4
p.m.
For more information or to re-
.serve seating, call Anne Ferrell
at 551-4817.


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Obituaries


M.A.M.a. Conference

In Bartow Saturday


Polk County Sheriffs Office
and Leland Family Ministries
will sponsor the first Mothers
Against Methamphetamine
(M.A.M.a.) Conference on Satur-
day, Sept. 24, at The Stuart Cen-
ter, 1710 Highway 17 South,
Bartow, from 9 a.m. to noon.
Open to the public, the confer-
ence is designed to bring aware-
ness and education to Central
Florida communities and also of-
fer hope for recovery from meth,
as part of National Recovery
Month.
Dr. Mary F. Holley, ob/gyn,
and founder and director of
M.A.M.a., will be guest speaker
and a panelist. Representatives
from various local agencies, in-
cluding PCSO, Mark Wilcox
Center, Leland Family Minis-
tries, Department of Children
and Families, Peace River Cen-
ter and Tri-County Human Serv-
ices, are slated for the panel dis-
cussion.
M.A.M.a. is a faith-based ini-
tiative provided to inmates in
Polk Counity and to residents.
PCSO officials believe partner-
ships such as this help in the
war against drugs, specifically
meth.
"By heightening awareness



Good Shepherd
Hospice Grief
Support Group
Good Shepherd Hospice offers
grief support for adults who have
experienced tAe death of a loved
one.
The groups meet once a week
for six weeks and provide strate-
gies for dealing with the sense of
loss.
The next session is scheduled
for Wednesdays, Oct. 5, through
Nov. 9, at the Bethany Center in
Lakeland. The group will meet
from 10:30 a.m. to noon.
Registration is required.
Call Angel Barnett at 616-
2825 for more information or to
register.


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tow, Polk County Board of
County Commissioners, Cham-
ber of Commerce, and Main
Street Bartow, are seeking spon-
sors and contributions to the
Magic on Main event that will
celebrate the completion of Bar-
tow's $2.8 million streetscape
renovation.
Sponsorship levels include
Brilliance, $25,000, honored by a
large permanent marker in a
prominent place on Main Street;
Twinkle, $5,000, sponsors hon-
ored on a shared permanent
marker; Sparkle, $2,500, spon-
sors honored on a shared site on
Main Street; Starburst, $1,000,
sponsors will be honored at a
shared site on Main Street;
Shimmer, $100 to $999, sponsors
;will be honored with names
placed on a shared marker.
Checks should be made pay-
able to the Bartow Community
Redevelopment Agency.
Sponsors listed to date are:
Brilliance Community Re-
development Agency, City of
Bartow, Greater Bartow Cham-
ber of Commerce, and Polk
County Board of Commissioners.
Twinkle A.J. Hackl, Citrus


& Chemical Bank, Central Flor-
ida Truss, and Mayme and Rich-
ard Clark.
Sparkle Bartow Regional
Medical Center.
Starburst Community Na-
tional Bank, Glatting Jackson,
Pansler and Moody, and The
Polk County Democrat.
Shimmer Pat Crisman,
Tom Edwards, Jr., Barbara New-
ell, Gerald and Meromay Davis,
Constance Stidham, Gregory and
Joanne Crum, Charles and Lav-
erne McCall, Floral Lakes Social
Club, Gail and Madeline Schrei-
ber, Doris Seng Albritton, Mr.
and Mrs. Richard B. Craney, Leo
and Pat Longworth, Mary Ann
Pipping, Ralph and Gale Arti-
gliere, Michele Purcell, Dick
Pipes, Bob, Trish, Cathrine, and
Lilly Pfeiffer, and Pickett
Hunter Associates Architecture.
All sponsors will be listed in
the event program. A "Bril-
liance" sponsor, as the event's
major contributor, will be the
honored guest at the evening
ceremony and have the opportu-
nity to throw the switch that will
turn on thousands of decorative
lights in the downtown area.
Brilliance, Twinkle, Sparkle,
and Starburst sponsors will have
their logos placed in all promo-
tion materials and print adver-


tising, and will be guests at the
evening ceremony.
All sponsors will be recog-
nized on Main Street during the
event.
Magic on Main is a one-day
event to be held Nov. 19, when
the highlight of the day's activi-
ties will be the lighting of more
than 70 trees lining both sides of
Main Street. The lighted rooftop
project, started several years ago
by Downtown Bartow, Inc., will
be expanded to cover almost all
of the downtown buildings. The
historic courthouse, now home to
the Polk County Historical Mu-
seum and Genealogical Library,
also will feature a new holiday
lighting treatment.
Civic organizations have been
invited to participate in the cele-
bration by assembling a "mini-
version" of their hallmark an-
nual event.
Bartow area restaurants also
are invited to participate at no
charge. Any money raised can be
kept by the organization or busi-
ness.
Entertainment will be pro-
vided throughout the day and
night, including music, chil-
dren's activities, as well as a va-
riety of food.
For more information on con-
tributions or sponsorships, call
Jim Duane at 534-0100.

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2005 MID-FLORIDA MEDICAL SERVICES FOUNDATION


ANNUAL FUND HONOR ROLL



't all comes back to you."


On behalf of the Mid-Florida Medical Services Foundation Board of Trustees I wish to acknowledge and thank our 2005
Annual Fund donors and underwriters. Over the last four years our donors, who are comprised of Winter Haven Hospital
medical staff, private individuals, regional corporate leaders and Mid-Florida Medical Services/Winter Haven Hospital
employees, have helped us raise over $400,000 to improve health care in East Polk county. Your combined gifts have
made a dramatic difference in the quality of health care Winter Haven Hospital's patients are receiving.

Last year through your charitable investments the Foundation Annual Fund was able to provide $170,000 for
cardiovascular nursing education in support of Winter Haven Hospital's new Bostick Heart Center. In the prior year,
thousands of dollars of vital medical equipment and supplies were provided to our Regency Medical Center, and Winter
Haven Hospital. A short list of those items included high-tech infant warmers and support systems for the RMC and a
new state-of-the-art nurse call and security system for Winter Haven Hospital. In its inaugural year the Annual Fund
helped establish the Foundations Scholars Program which continues to provide financial assistance to future health care
professionals living in East Polk.

This year we are proud to announce that through your on-going generous giving to the Annual Fund, the Foundation
will deliver $100,000 to purchase advanced medical technology and patient care system for Winter Haven Hospital's
new Bostick Heart Center.


While recently addressing Foundation Trustees on the subject Winter Haven Hospital, President Lance Anastasio stated
"utilizing the Foundation's Annual Fund resources in this way will be of particular benefit to our organization and to the
thousands of future patients the Bostick Heart Center will serve from East Polk and Highlands county."

Winter Haven Hospital Board Chairman Richard Dantzler adds"the Foundation's Annual Fund Campaign is proving to be
a serious fundraising engine that provides direct community benefit It allows everyone, regardless of their economic status.
to participate in improving health care locally. All gifts to the Annual Fund, no matter how large or small, are gratefully
received and the funds go right back to the patients Winter Haven Hospital and the Regency Medical Center care for."

I can think of no better way to sum it up than to say thank you again to our Annual Fund Campaign friends.
It all comes back to you!




Richard Straughn,
Chairman, Mid-Florida Medical Services Foundation


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Bowen Brothers Citrus
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Batteries by Fisher
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Banow Ford
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Food Partners
Tom Hurley I Tom Ahrahamson
Billy WaLson I Webb Tanner

H&H Corporate Printing
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The Polk County Democrat September 22, 2005


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Citrus Greening Found In Florida


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ANGELA RUIZ SNIPS away at the Bartow
Chamber of Commerce ribbon cutting for her hair
salon, Angela's Heavenly Hair. After working at a
salon in Bartow for 15 years, she decided to open
her own shop next to Vivian's Restaurant, which
is owned by her parents, August (not pictured)
and Vivian Teresi. At the event were (from left)


Ruth Trainor, City Commissioner Brian Hinton,
Chamber President Barbara Newell, Angela Ruiz,
Maria Trejo, Vivian Teresi, City Commissioner
Pat Huff, Rosie Thornburg, City Manager Joe
DeLegge, and Karen Wheeler. (Staff photo by
Brett Lowe)


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ANNETTE FUSSELL CELEBRATES with
Bartow Chamber of Commerce at the ribbon cut-
ting of her store; DeAnn's Flowers and Balloons.
Ms. Fussell opened the store in August, above her
sister's salon, Angela's Heavenly Hair, and next
to her parents' restaurant, Vivian's Restaurant.
Her mother, Vivian, joked, "I'm just trying to keep
my daughters in a job." At the event were (from


left) Chamber President Barbara Newell, Ruth
Trainor, City Commissiofner Brian Hinton, Debbie
Ledford, Rosie Thornburg, Annette Fussell, City
Commissioner Pat Huff, Vivian Teresi, Angela
Ruiz, Avril Fowler, City Manager Joe DeLegge,
and Karen Wheeler. (Staff photo by Brett
Lowe)


U.S. Department of Agricul-
ture's Animal and Plant Health
Inspection Service today con-
firmed the first U.S. detection of
Liberibacter asiaticus, or citrus
greening, on pummelo tree leaf
and fruit samples collected,
tested and submitted by the
Florida Department of Agricul-
ture and Consumer Services
(FDACS).
The samples were collected
from two separate locations in
the Homestead area and, after
initial testing in the Depart-
ment's Gainesville laboratory,
were sent to APHIS for confir-
matory testing.
Using several different po-
lymerase chain reaction (PCR)
tests, APHIS' National Plant
Germplasm and Biotechnology
Laboratory in Beltsville, Md.,
confirmed the samples were in-
fected with the bacterial disease,
which already seriously affects
citrus in India, Asia, Southeast
Asia, the Arabian Peninsula and
Africa.
The disease does not pose a
threat to human health.
"APHIS is committed to work-
ing closely with the state of Flor-
ida to assess the situation in the
area where the samples were
taken," said Bill Hawks, USDA's
Under Secretary for marketing
and regulatory programs. "In co-
ordination with Florida, we have
prepared for the possibility that
this disease could one day reach
the United States, and we will
move swiftly to protect the U.S.
citrus industry."
During a Cooperative Agricul-
tural Pest Survey (CAPS), an en-
tomologist with the Florida Divi-
sion of Plant Industry was con-
ducting a targeted citrus green-
ing survey in Homestead when
two citrus trees in separate loca-


tions showed symptoms of citrus
greening. The survey is part of a
cooperative effort between the
state and APHIS.
Communities with concentra-
tions of people from countries
where citrus greening is endemic
may be at higher risk of receiv-
ing infected plant material, and
these areas have been targeted
in survey activities.
Citrus greening, or huan-
glongbing, is a bacterial disease
that attacks the vascular system
of plants.
Once infected, there is no cure
for a tree with citrus greening
disease. In areas of the world
where citrus greening is en-
demic, citrus trees decline and
die within a few years.
There are three forms: Asian,
African and Brazilian. The
strain found in South Florida ap-
pears to be the Asian form.
The bacteria are transmitted
primarily by insect vectors (cit-
rus psyllids). In 1998, the insect
that carries the Asian strain of
citrus greening (Diaphorina citri
Kuwayama) was found for the
first time in the United States in
Delray Beach, but no citrus
greening infection was found at
that time.
Because of the extreme threat
to Florida citrus, the department
has been conducting a citrus.
greening survey for many years.
Once the Asian citrus psyllid
was discovered in 1998, citrus
greening survey efforts were in-
tensified.
State and federal officials will
begin a comprehensive survey of
the area to identify the extent of
disease spread. A team of ex-
perts, including scientists, state
and federal agricultural officials
and academia, has been estab-
lished to quickly mobilize a re-


TPO Poster Contest Set


Polk Transportation Planning
Organization (TPO), the group
that creates the long range
transportation Plan for Polk
County, is looking for some local
creative kids to think outside the
box and help solve the problems
of the future.
The TPO.is sponsoring an art
poster contest for all Polk
County students grades fourth
through 12th to draw what they
think transportation will be like
in the year 2030.
Polk County has an estimated
population of 528,000 which is
expected to increase to more
than 700,000 by the year 2030.
That means lots more traffic
on overcrowded roads. Also more
than one in five people in Amer-
ica will be over the age of 65 in
the year 2030; that means there
needs to be a mass transit sys-
tem that can take elderly people,
who may or may not be able to
drive, to their doctor's appoint-
ments, grocery shopping, librar-
ies and even to work.
Children should think about
the transportation of the future
and draw their inventions on an


8-1/2 by 11-inch paper.
Entry forms are available at
local libraries or by downloading
one from the TPO website at
www.PolkTPO.com
Children or parents may fill
out the entry form, attach it to
the back of the drawing and mail
it in to the address on the form
before Dec. 1.
The contest begins on Oct. 1
and ends Dec. 1.
Medals will be given to the
winning students of each grade
in February at the TPO board
meeting at the Neil Combee Ad-
ministration Building in Bartow.
The award ceremony will be
televised on Polk Government
Television (PGTV) (Brighthouse
Cable channel 19 and Comcast
cable channel 33).
The winning drawings also
will be on a digital display at the
Polk County Public Works Week
event in the spring at Eagle
Ridge Mall in Lake Wales.
For more information, contact
Jan Johnson, public information
specialist for the TPO, at 534-
6005, or contact her by e-mail at
JanJohnson@Polk-County.net.


Jennifer Bush Named

Polk FPRA President


sponse.
Because of the threat this dis-
ease poses to Florida citrus, fed-
eral and state agricultural offi-
cials have had on-going discus-
sions planning for the appropri-
ate detection and response ini-
tiatives that would need to be
employed if and when the dis-
ease was identified in the United
States.
The early detection of the dis-
ease by FDACS and the citrus
greening survey is the result of
these pre-planning activities.
"We are assessing the situa-
tion to determine exactly what
course of action will be taken.
We will provide the citrus indus-
try and public with information
as soon as it becomes available,"
said Florida Agriculture and
Consumer Services Commis-
sioner Charles H. Bronson.
A joint science panel is being
convened by APHIS and FDACS
to obtain expert advice on the
most effective surveillance and
control strategies.
If the disease is discovered
early enough, eradication may be
possible.
Symptoms of citrus greening
disease are similar to plarits
with severe nutritional deficien-
cies including yellow shoots, twig
dieback, tree decline and re-
duced fruit size and quality, of-
ten affecting only a single
branch at first.
Older leaves develop a charac-
teristic mottling, or patches of
discoloration, as shown in the at-
tached photos. The inside of the
fruit is lopsided and is inedible
due to poor taste. The fruit drops
off before ripening and has poor
color.
Molecular tests are needed to
confirm the presence of this dis-
ease.
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Twin Ribbon Cutting Honors Family Businesses


Back-to-back Greater Bartow
Chamber of Commerce ribbon
cuttings were held for Angela's
Heavenly Hair and De'Anns
Flowers and Balloons on Tues-
day, Sept. 20.
Both businesses are located at
270 South Wilson Avenue, and-
are owned by members of the
Teresi family and their associ-
ates.
August and Vivian Teresi.
came to Bartow in 1979. They
set up Vivian's! Caf6 in 1999 at
280 South Wilson Avenue, which
offers Cuban and: American cui-
sine. ,- .
Vivian's also offers a catering
service.
The South Wilson location
family tradition. continued in
March: 2004, when Vivian's


daughter, Angela Ruiz, opened
Angela's Heavenly Hair next
door to her mom's caf6 after 15
years working as a hairdresser.
The unisex salon offers hair cut-
ting, colors, and complete hair
care for the whole family.
Ms. Ruiz was joined by her as-
sociate Maria Trejo in Septem-
ber of 2004.
In August of 2005, De'Anns
Flowers and Balloons was estab-
lished by the same family.
Vivian Teresi, along with her
daughter, Annette Fussell, and
associates Debbie Ledford and
Avril Fowler, opened for busi-
ness.
De'Anns offers fresh and silk
flower designs for all occasions
and party and wedding planning
from beginning to end. They also


have plant rental service for
businesses.
Their goal is to have a "one-
stop shop" on South Wilson Ave-
nue.
The Greater Bartow Chamber
of Commerce celebrated the
businesses with ribbon cuttings,
and presented the owners with
their first clear dollars of profit.
About 40 business and com-
munity leaders attended the
event.
Angela's Heavenly Hair's tele-
phone number is 534-1159;
De'Anns Flowers and Balloons
can be reached by calling 533-
7799.
For more information about
these or other Bartow Chamber.
events, call 533-7125.


Jennifer Bush of Publix 'Super
Markets is the new president of
the Dick Pope/Polk County
Chapter of the Florida Public Re-
lations Association (FPRA).
Ms. Bush succeeds Lori Mar-
tini of the Lakeland Area Cham-
ber of Commerce, who continues
to serve on the board of directors
in the capacity of immediate
past president.
Other new officers are Presi-
dent-Elect Susan Clayton,
United Way of Central Florida;
Vice President and Treasurer
Renee Arocho, American Red
Cross; and Secretary Becky Mur-
phy, Girl Scouts Heart of Florida
Council.
Rounding out the board of di-
rectors are Chris Fenner, Florida
Southern College; Brad Moser,
Webster University; Danny
Sheppard, State Farm Insur-
ance; Claire Schwartz, Achieve-


ment Academy; and Carla; Ur-
bany, Summit Consulting.
The Dick Pope/Polk County
Chapter is one of 15 professional
chapters of Sarasota-based
FPRA, the professional organiza-
tion of the public relations pro-
fession in Florida. The organiza-
tion boasts more than 1,360
members in its 15 professional
and nine student chapters state-
wide.
The 50-member Dick Pope/
Polk County Chapter meets at
noon on the third Thursday of
every month at The Lakeland
Yacht & Country Club.
Meetings are open to the pub-
lic.
Information on FPRA, includ-
ing luncheon reservations, can
be obtained by contacting Renee
Arocho at 294-5941 or Jennifer
Bush at 688-7407, ext. 54202.


WIU Alumni Association

Awards Book Scholarships


The, Webber International
University Alumni Association
has awarded two WIU Alumni
Book Scholarships to very de-
serving students,
Applicants for this award
must have a '3.5 cumulative
grade point average and must
show financial need to qualify
for consideration.
Sophie Alriksson, a senior
sport management major from
Sweden, has been awarded a
$400 scholarship. Ms. Alriksson


has maintained a 4.0 grade point
average while matriculating at
Webber International.
The second recipient is a
freshman from England, Jenny
Simmons. Jenny is a member of
the Lady Warriors soccer team
at WIU.
For more information on the
WIU Book Scholarship, go to
www.webber.edu and click on
"Alumni," or call Rick Wright,
co-director of alumni affairs at
638-2918.


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Webber to Host Open House


Ms. Julie Ragans, director of
admissions for Webber Interna-
tional University, has an-
nounced the date for the annual
WIU open house.
The event, hosted for all pro-
spective students and their fami-
lies, will be held on Saturday,
Oct. 22, at 2 p.m. in the Rex R.
Yentes Conference Center.
The first 100 prospective stu-
dents that RSVP will have their
WIU application fee waived.
Visitors will attend a financial
aid seminar, meet the faculty,
staff, and coachs, participate in
campus tours, and have the op-


portunity to win door prizes.
Also, a drawing for a WIU
scholarship will be held.
All attendees will receive free
tickets to the Warriors home
football game held later that eve-
ning, when they battle Allen
University at Legion Field in
Lake Wales.
Kickoff is scheduled for 5 p.m.
Those interested in attending
must RSVP prior to Oct. 22. To
do so, call 638-2910 or go to
www.webber.edu.
For more information, call the
above number or e-mail admis-
sions@webber.edu.


Carroll Named
Curves Manager
Rebecca Carroll of Lakeland
has been named the new man-
ager of Curves of Bartow.
Prior to taking the position,
she worked at Curves in Lake-
land.
Ms. Carroll will continue pro-
grams and improvements begun
under the reign of former man-
ager Sherry Briggs, who left to
pursue a business venture.
"Rebecca's experience with
Curves will help her grow the
Bartow club," owner Kathie Rosa
said.
Ms. Carroll will begin work on
Sept. 26.
For more information on the
club, call 519-0617 or visit www.
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Polk Schools Focus



On Reading Skills


Polk County schools have be-
gun a major iiiitiative to improve
reading levels by placing a read-
ing coach in every school.
The coaches' job is to train
teachers in all academic areas -
not just English teachers to
help poor readers improve their
skills, Dr. Gail McKenzie, school
superintendent, told the Bartow
Rotary Club.
The coaches also teach teach-
ers how to evaluate the results of
student assessments, which are
made weekly.
"Student achievement is our
Number One priority," Dr.
McKenzie said. Both the FCAT
tests and the No Child Left Be-
hind Law mandate a focus on
achievement, she said.
A middle school and high
school "reform plan" puts em-
phasis on reading skills for what
are called "Level One" students,
those with the weakest reading
skills.
These students spend three
hours a day in reading classes,
Dr. McKenzie said. The program
strives to achieve consistency
throughout the county, particu-
larly in assessment.
The emphasis is on non-fic-
tion reading, she said, the read-
ing skills necessary to under-
stand instruction manuals .
and to succeed on the FCAT,
which focuses on "critical analy-


sis" reading.
Students enrolled in the read-
ing skills program lose the op-
portunity to take electives be-
cause of the extra time spent in
reading class, and this serves as
an incentive to improve their
skills, she said.
On other topics, Dr. McKenzie
said:
Stable families which place
a high value on education are es-
sential to students' success;
there are some parents who
don't consider school to be impor-
tant.
Enrollment on Sept. 1 was
87,600, an increase of three per-
cent from last year; school offi-
cials had anticipated a two-and-
a-half percent increase.
A number of students whose
families evacuated because of
Hurricane Katrina currently
93 youngsters have enrolled
in Polk County schools, and
more are expected.
The school system has
11,300 full-time employees, of
whom 5,600 are teachers. The
county has 100 teaching vacan-
cies.
The starting salary for
teachers is now $32,000. "It's not
where we want it to be, but it's a
good start."
A two-year contract with
the teachers union was approved


before the start of the present
school year.
The school system needs in-
centives to retain experienced
employees in every field. There
are some custodians and bus
drivers who have 35 or more
years with the county.
Charter schools are re-
quired to give FCAT tests just
like public schools, but are not
required to meet state stan-
dards for school facilities. "We
spend a lot of time trying to
monitor charter schools."
The Florida Dept. of Educa-
tion is releasing last year's
FCAT questions to allow parents
to take the test.
Dr. McKenzie, who arrived in
Polk County in July of last year
and became superintendent on
Nov. 16, 2004, is Polk County's
first appointed superintendent.
Previously, the superintendent's
job was an elective one.


Public Notices


21N THE CIRCUIT COURT OF
THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT
OF FLORIDA IN AND FOR POLK
COUNTY
RESURGENT CAPITAL SERV-
ICES, LP, SERVICE FOR LVNV
FUNDING, LLC,
Plaintiff,,
vs.
LEROY ALPHONSO MOBLEY, 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 LEROY ALPHONSO
MOBLEY; UNKNOWN SPOUSE
OF LEROY ALPHONSO MO-
BLEY; UNKNOWN TENANT,
Defendants.
CASE NO.
53-2005-CC-3468-WH
NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE
SALE .
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN
pursuant to a Final Judgment of
Foreclosure dated August 24.
2005, and entered in Case No. 53-
2005-CC-3468-WH of the Circuit
Court of the Tenth Judicial Circuit
in and for Polk County, Florida,
wherein RESURGENT CAPITAL
SERVICES, LP, SERVICE FOR'
LVNV FUNDING, LLC, is a Plain-
tiff, and LEROY ALPHONSO MO-
BLEY, IF LIVING, AND IF DEAD,
THE UNKNOWN SPOUSE,
HEIRS, DEVISEES, GRANTEES,
ASSIGNEES, LIENORS, CREDI-
TORS, TRUSTEES AND ALL
OTHER PARTIES CLAIMING AN
INTEREST BY, THROUGH, UN-
DER OR AGAINST LEROY AL-
PHONSO MOBLEY; UNKNOWN
SPOUSE OF LEROY ALPHONSO
MOBLEY; UNKNOWN TENANT,
are the Defendants. I will sell to
the highest and best bidder for
cash at Polk County Courthouse
East Corridor, 255 N. Broadway,
Bartow, Fl, at 09:00 AM on S0ep
member 7 2005 the following de-
scribed property .as set forth in
said Final Judgment, to wit:
LOT 143, OF CAREFREE
COVE UNIT NO 3 ACCORD-
ING TO THE PLAT THEREOF
RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK
46, PAGE 8 OF THE PUBLIC
RECORD 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.
RICHARD M. WEISS
As Clerk of the Court
By: L/aLaureen Richardson
As Deputy Clerk
(Seal)
Sept. 12, 19, 2005-2963



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IN THE COUNTY COURT IN AND
FOR POLK COUNTY, FLORIDA
PARKWAY MORTGAGE COM-
PANY, INC., a Florida Corpora-
tion,
Plaintiff,
vs.
MOHAMMED ABDUL MATIN
BIBI JASMIN KHAN, et al.,
Defendant(s).
CASE NO.:
2005 CC 001985
NOTICE OF SALE PURSU-
ANT TO CHAPTER 45
NOTICE IS HEREBY
GIVEN pursuant to an Order or
Final Judgment entered .on
August 26. 2005, in this case
now pending in this Court, the
style of which is indicated
above, I will sell to the highest
and best bidder for cash at
9:00 AM on September 28th.
2005. at Polk County
Courthouse, 255 N.
Broadway, Bartow, Flor-
ida 33830, the following de-
scribed property:
LOT 14, BLOCK 1148, VIL-
LAGE 7, NEIGHBORHOOD 5,
POINCIANA SUBDIVISION,
ACCORDING TO THE PLAT
THEREOF RECORDED IN
PLAT BOOK 53, AT PAGES
19-28, 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 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 of location is
necessary, the Clerk shall
post a "Notice of Change" at
the sale location directing the
bidders to the temporary sale
location.
If you are a person with dis-
abilities who needs any ac-
commodation in order to par-
ticipate in this proceeding,
you are entitled at no cost to
you, to the provision of cer-
tain assistance. Please con-
tact' 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 29th day of
August. 2005.
RICHARD WEISS
Clerk, County Court
By: /s/ Laureen Richardson
Deputy Clerk
(Seal)
Sept. 12, 19, 2005-2967


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persons eligible for certain
means-tested programs, includ-
ing Food Stamps and Medicaid.
"Until now, many families
have refused to accept disaster
mitigation payments in fear of
losing vital assistance, including
certain federal education, nutri-
tion, and healthcare benefits,"
Martinez said. "This law corrects
that situation by excluding from
gross income any FEMA disaster
relief payment for those in des-
perate need of relief."
The NFIP was created by
Congress in 1968 to address the
increasing costs of taxpayer-
funded disaster relief for flood
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planned a variety of health pro-
grams.
Advances in the Treatment
of Hand Arthritis and Carpal
Tunnel Syndrome Monday,
Oct. 3, 5 to 6:30 p.m., in the hos-
pital auditorium.
The event features informa-
tion on surgical advances in the
treatment of hand and wrist ail-
ments.
Depression Awareness -
Wednesday, Oct. 5, from 5:30 to
6:30 p.m., at the Sweet Center,
1201 First Street, South, Winter
Haven.
At the program, Debbie Bur-
ton will discuss recognizing de-
pression and treatment.
Memory Fitness Over 40 -
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Winter Haven Hospital audito-


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ways to stay sharp and maxi-
mize memory skills for the long
haul.
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day, Oct. 6, 6:30 p.m. at Regency
Medical Center, 101 Avenue 0,
Winter Haven.
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mation on the latest in laser cos-
metic surgery.
Lung Disease Education -
Friday, Oct. 7, 1 p.m., at the
Senior Activity Center, 250 Lake
Silver Drive, Winter Haven.
The program is part of a se-
ries and offers two lectures. The
first is on influenza and the sec-
ond will focus on medicare.
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{)10A The Polk County Democrat September 22, 2005


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR
POQL.K COUNTY, FLORIDA
PROBATE DIVISION
IN RE. ESTATE OF
JACK FLEMING, SR.
Deceased.
File No.
05CP-21 35
NOTICE TO CREDITORS
The administration of the es-
tate of JACK FLEMING,
SR., deceased, whose date of
death was October 20th.
2. 5_, and whose Social Secu-
rity Number is 264-20-9662, is
pending in the Circuit Court for
POLK County, Florida, Probate
Division, the address of which
is Post Office Box 9000,
Drawer CC-4, Bartow,
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 Sep-
tember 22 2005.
Personal Representative:
EMMA J. PATTERSON
475 King Street
Lake Wales, FL 33853
LAW OFFICES OF J. KELLY
KENNEDY
Attorneys for Personal Represen-
tative
1981STSTS
WINTER HAVEN, FL 33880-3004
Telephone: (863) 294-1114
Florida Bar No. 0375871
Sept. 22, 29, 2005-3131


IN *THE CIRCUIT COURT
OF ;THE TENTH JUDICIAL
CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR
POLK COUNTY, FLORIDA
THE CITY OF MULBERRY, a mu-
nicipal corporation of the State

vs.,
THE STATE OF FLORIDA, and
the Taxpayers, Property Own-
ers and Citizens The City of
Mulberry, Florida, including n6n-
residents owning property or
subject to taxation therein, and
others having or claiming any
right, title or interest in prop-
erty to be affected by the issu-
ance of the Bonds and Notes
herein described, or to be af-
fected in any way thereby,
Defendants.
CIVIL ACTION NO.
2005CA-003462
VALIDATION OF THE
NOT TO EXCEED
$2,000,000 CITY OF
S MULBERRY, FIRE
ASSESSMENT IMPROVE-
MENT BONDS, SERIES
2005
ORDER TO SHOW
S.CAUSE
TO: ITHE STATE OF FLORIDA,
THi"_t-OUI.H THE STATE ATTOR-
NEY FOR THE TENTH JUDICIAL
CIRCUIT OF FLORIDA, AND TO
THE SEVERAL TAXPAYERS,
-:iF'EPT,I OWNERS, CITIZENS
,F rHE ,'.'jf OF POLK CITY,
F 1''i.iL- trJ:- LULE'i 1,G NON-RESI-
EirjT5 ..,v,.li iG F Fr OPERTY OR
SUBJECT TO TAXATION
THEREIN, AND ALL OTHERS
HAVING OR CLAIMING ANY
RIGHT, TITLE OR INTEREST IN
-i,-,FEPT, ri BE -FFECTED BY
THE OISSULil.E 'F CITY OF
'.fluLBE'PP,'. FLOPIDCa,, WATER
r ITEf. F.E'.ELuE BONDS,
iEF'Eli-FTEFr-' M'PE PARTICU-
.--P'L,. DE.,E f-tIED OR TO BE
AFFECTED IIt -,NY WAY
THiFE, i',
The City of .Mulberry, Florida
(the 'Cit 'i having filed its
Complaint for Validation of its
Fire Assessment Improvement
?..nd.j, Series 2005, in an ag-
j.ja-3r principal amount no to
exceed $2,000,000 (the "
Bonds"), and.the related impo-
;ti.-.,,- of non-ad valorem as-
e.-: meantt and its appearing in
and Ir.-.m .said Complaint and
the Exhibits attached thereto
and the City as adopted a reso-
lution authorizing the issuance
of the.Bonds;, and it also ap-
Spearing that all the facts re-
quired.by Chapter 75 of the
i..,',.Ii S 'tAutes to be stated
., 1 : ,' plaint and Exhibits
r. ,., ,t ne-d therein, and that
the',City prays that this Court
issue an order as directed by
rir" C'h-prcr 75, and the Court
'.,.-- lull, advised in the prem-
ises-
NOW, THEREFORE, IT
IS ORDERED AND AD-
JUDGED that the State of
Florida, through the State At-
torriyy for the Ternth Judicial
Circuit of the State of Florida,
and; all taxpayers, property
owners and citizens of the City
of Mulberry, Florida, including
non-residents owning property
-,b.., t 10 taxation therein,
an.,] an .:.thr having or claiming
to have any right, title, or inter-
est in property to be affected
in any way thereby, appear on


the 19th day of October,
2005, at the hour of 10:00
a.m. of said day, before Judge
Ralph Arti'glier at Hearing Room
7A-1, in the Polk County Court-
house, 255 North Broadway,
Bartow, Florida, and show
cause, if any there be, why the
prayers of the Complaint for
Validation should not be
granted and the proceedings
therefore, and other matters set
forth in said Complaint, should
not' be validated as prayed in
said Complaint.
IT IS ORDERED AND
ADJUDGED that prior to the
date set for the hearing on said
Complaint for Validation, the
Clerk of this Court shall cause a
copy of this Order to Show
Cause to be published in a
newspaper published and of
general circulation in Polk
County, Florida, once each
week for two (2) consecutive
weeks, commencing with the
first publication which shall not
be less than twenty (20) days
prior to the date set for said
hearing.
AND IT IS FURTHER OR-
DERED AND ADJUDGED
that, by such publication of this
Order, all taxpayers, property
owners and citizens of the City
of Mulberry, Florida, including
non-residents owning property
or subject to taxation theemin
and all others having or claim-
ing any right, title or interest in
the City of Mulberry, Florida, or
the taxable property therein or
in any property to be affected
by the issuance of said Obliga-
tions or to be affected in any
way thereby, or the validity of
such Obligations or of any reve-
nues pledged for payment
thereof, or of the proceedings
authorizing the issuance of said
Obligations, including any reme-
dies provided for their collec-
tion, be and they are made par-
ties defendant to this proceed-
ing, and that this Court shall
have jurisdiction of them to the
same extent as if named as de-
fendants in said Complaint and
personally served with process
in this cause.
DONE AND ORDERED in
chambers at Bartow, Polk
County, Florida, this 16th day
of September, 2005.
Ralph Artiglier
Circuit Court Judge
Sept. 22, 29, 2005-3127,

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT IN AND
FOR POLK COUNTY, FLORIDA
FINANCIAL FREEDOM SENIOR
FUNDING CORPORATION, A
SUBSIDIARY OF LEHMAN
BROTHERS BANK, FSB,
Plaintiff,
vs.
DOLORES J. BELK, F/K/A DOLO-
RES J. DAVIDSON; UNKNOWN
SPOUSE OF DOLORES J. BELK,
F/K/A DOLORES J. DAVIDSON;
UNKNOWN TENANT I'; UN-
KNOWN TENANT II; UNITED
STATES OF AMERICA, ON BE-
HALF OF THE SECRETARY OF
HOUSING AND URBAN DEVEL-
OPMENT, and any unknown heirs,
devisees, 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-3263-WH-08
NOTICE OF ACTION
TO:
DOLORES J. BELK, F/K/A
DOLORES J. DAVIDSON
4455 MOUNT VIEW DRIVE
LAKELAND, FL 33813
UNKNOWN TENANT I
4455 MOUNT VIEW DRIVE
LAKELAND, FL 33813
UNKNOWN TENANT II
4455 MOUNT VIEW DRIVE
LAKELAND, FL 33813
UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF
DOLORES J. BELK, F/K/A
DOLORES J. DAVIDSON
4455.MOUNT VIEW DRIVE
LAKELAND, FL 33813
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:.
Begin at the Northwest (NW)
Corner of the Southeast (SE)
Quarter (1/4) of the South-
west Quarter (1/4) of Section
6, Township 29 South (S),
Range 24 East (E), run
thence South (S) along the'
West (W) line of said South-
east (SE) Quarter 1/4 of
Southwest (SW) Quarter 1/4
a distance of 604.34 feet to
the Point of Beginning, con-
tinue thence South (S) along
said West (W) line a dis-
tance of 100.00 Feet, run
thence South (S) 89 De-
grees, 05 minutes East (E) a
distance of 145.00 Feet, run
thence North (N) and parallel
with said West (W) line a
distance of 60.00 Feet, run
thence South (S) 89 De-
grees, 05 Minutes East (E) a
distance of 5.00 feet, run
thence North (N) and parallel
with said West (W) line a
distance of 40.00 feet, run
thence North (N) 89 De-
grees, 05 Minutes West (W)
a distance of 150.00 Feet to
the Point of Beginning, sub-
ject to an Easement for Pub-
lic Utilities across the West
(W) 10.00 Feet thereof.
(Lot(s) 7 of unrecorded sub-


division of Mt. View).
lias been filed against you, and
that you are required to serve a
copy of your written defenses, if
any, to it on Shawn L. Demers,
Butler & Hosch, P.A., 3185
South Conway Road, Suite E,
Orlando, Florida 32812 and file
the original with the Clerk of the
above-styled Court on or before
30 days from the first publica-
tion, otherwise a Judgment may
be entered against you for the
relief demanded in the Com-'
plaint.
WITNESS my hand and seal of
said Courton the 19th day of Sep-
tember 2005
If you are a person with a dis-
ability who need any accornmoda-
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) (86:3) 534-
7777, or Florida Relay Service
800-955-8770.

Richard M. Weiss
CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT
COURT
BY: /s/ Tamika Joiner
Deputy Clerk
(Court Seal)
Sept. 22, 29, 2005-3125



IN THE CIRCUIT COURT
OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL
CIRCUIT IN AND FOR
POLK COUNTY, FLORIDA
CIVIL DIVISION
DONALD R. GOWER
and CAROL A. GOWER, husband
and wife,
Plaintiffs,
vs.
PAT FAIRHURST, GUARDIAN OF
RUBIE C. SCHUSTER; CLINTON J.
GORDON; REUBEN M. ELY AND
VENEVA H. ELY, HUSBAND AND
WIFE; ESTATE OF RUBIE C.
SCHUSTER, UNKNOWN HEIRS,
DEVISEES, GRANTEES, ASSIGN-
EES, CREDITORS, LIENORS, AND
TRUSTEES, AND ALL OTHER
PERSONS CLAIMING BY,
THROUGH, UNDER OR AGAINST
RUBIE C. SCHUSTER, HAROLD G.
CHORNEY; GOLDIE N. CHORNEY;
TOM H. CHORNEY, DECEASED;
UNKNOWN HEIRS, DEVISEES,
GRANTEES, CREDITORS, LIEN-
ORS AND ALL OTHER PERSONS
CLAIMING AN INTEREST BY,
THROUGH, UNDER OR AGAINST
TOM H. CHORNEY,
Defendant(s).
REF:
53-2005-CA-003000-
000
NOTICE OF ACTION
TO:
ESTATE OF RUBIE C. SCHUSTER
UNKNOWN HEIRS, DEVISEES,
GRANTEES, ASSIGNEES, CREDI-
TORS, LIENORS, AND TRUS-
TEES, AND ALL OTHER PER-
SONS CLAIMING BY, THROUGH,
UNDER OR AGAINST RUBLE C.
SCHUSTER
TOM H. CHORNEY, DECEASED
UNKNOWN HEIRS, DEViSEES,
GRANTEES, ASSIGNEES, CREDI-
TORS, LIENORS, AND TRUS-
TEES, AND ALL. OTHER PER-
SONS CLAIMING BY, THROUGH,
UNDER OR AGAINST. TOM H.
CHORNEY
Current residence unknown;
and all parties having or claim-
ing to have any right, title or
interest in the property herein
described
YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an
action seeking to reform a deed
and quiet title to the following de-
scribed real property located in
Hillsborough County, Florida:
A portion of Lot 8 in Section
36, Township 28 South,
Range 26 East, Florida High-
land Company Subdivision
as recorded in Plat Book 3,
Page 27 of the Public Re-
cords of Polk County, Flor-
ida, being described as fol-
lows:
Lot-7 of unrecorded Garden
Grove Harbors No. 2 de-
scribed as: The West 80.00
feet of the East 875.00 feet
of the South 105.00 feet of .
the North 235.00 feet of the
South 1/2 of the Northwest
1/4 of the Southeast 1/4 OF
Section 36, Township 28
South, Range 26 East, Polk
County, Florida.
has been filed against you, in
the above Court in the above
case, and you are required to
serve a copy of your written
defenses, if any, upon Plain-
tiff's attorney, Peter E. Lan-
ning, Esquire, ,whose address
is 2600 McCormick Drive,
Suite 100, Clearwater, Florida
33759, on or before October
24, 2005, and file the original
with the clerk of this court ei-
ther before service on plain-
tiff's attorney or immediately
thereafter; otherwise a default
will be entered against you for
the relief demanded in the
complaint or petition.
If you are a person with disabilities
who needs any accommodation in
order to participate in this pro-
ceeding, you are entitled at no
cost to you, to the provision of cer-
tain assistance. Please contact the
Office of the Court Administrator,
(863) 534-4690, within two (2)
working days of your receipt of this
notice; if you are hearing or voice
impaired, call TDD (863) 534-7777
or Flonda Helay Seivices 711
WITNESS my hand and seal of
this couit on Septumber 19. 2005.
RICIIA.RD M. Wi-IS I
CLERK Oi- Til- CIRCUS ii C URT
Fiy /./ il I innlu .an: n Iur
"Deputy Clerk
.(Sen I.
Sept. 22, 29, Oct. 6. 13, 2005-
3122


ROAD, LAKE WALES, FLOR-
IDA 33898-7382
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


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Robert's Towing
1015 Combee Rd. Suite 25
Lakeland, FL 33801
863-529-2455
Auction on October 5th, 2005 at
7:30 A.M.
1973 Ford Red
VIN# 3F02F124930
Sept. 22, 2005-3109

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT IN AND
FOR POLK COUNTY, FLORIDA
Green Tree Servicing, LLC suc-
cessor service to GreenPoint
Credit, LLC, as successor in in-
terest upon merger with Green-
Point Credit Corp., a corpora-
tion,
Plaintiff,
vs.
Robert C. Highsmith, IF LIVING,
AND IF DECEASED, THEIR UN-
KNOWN SPOUSES, HEIRS, DEVI-
SEES, GRANTEES, CREDITORS,
AND ALL OTHER PARTIES
CLAIMING BY, THROUGH, UNDER
OR AGAINST THEM; Household
Finance Corporation III; Summit
Consulting Inc., as Administra-
tor of Employers Self Insurers
Fund, AND ANY OTHER PER-
SON(S) IN POSSESSION OF THE
SUBJECT REAL PROPERTY
WHOSE REAL NAMES ARE UN-
CERTAIN,
Defendants.
CASE NO. :
53-05-CA-1 661
AMENDED NOTICE OF SALE
Notice is hpreby given that, pur-
suant to an order or a final judg-
ment of foreclosure entered in the
above-captioned action, I will sell
the property situated in Polk
County, Florida, described as:
Lot 38, NORTH FORTY, ac-
cording to the plat thereof
as recorded in Plat Book 89,
pages 41 and 42 of the
public records of Polk
County, Florida.
INCLUDING' the following
Manufactured Mobile Home:
1995 Fleetwood Greenhill
28 X 72, Serial Numbers:
FLFLS70A23188GH21 &
FLFLS70B231 88GH21.
at public sale, to the highest and
best bidder for cash, at the east
end of the east corridor, first floor,
of the Polk County Courthouse lo-
cated at 255 N. Broadway Ave-
nue, Bartow, Florida, at 9:00 a.m.
on October 7, 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.
Dated this 8th day of Septem-

RICHARD M. WEISS
AS CLERK OF THE COURT
By: /s/ Felicia Borders
Deputy Clerk
(Seal)
Sept. 22, 29, 2005-3083




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.
DAVID E. GILLIS, JR., et al.,
Defendant (s).
CASE NO.
53-2005-CA-001787-000-WH-
Sec 07
NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE
SALE
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN
pursuant to a Final Judgment of
Foreclosure dated September 8,
2005, and entered in CASE NO.
53-2005-CA-001787-000-WH-Sec
07, of the Circuit Court of the
TENTH Judicial Circuit in and for
POLK County, Florida, wherein
CHASE HOME FINANCE,' LLC,
SUCCESSOR BY MERGER TO
CHASE MANHATTAN MORT-
GAGE CORPORATION, is Plaintiff
and DAVID E. GILLIS, JR., et al.,
are Defendants, I willsell to the
highest and best bidder for cash in
the East Corridor, First Floor, Polk
County Courthouse, 255 North
Broadway, Bartow, in Bartow,
POLK County, Florida, 9:00 AM
o'clock on the 13th day of Octo-
ber, 2005, the following described
property as set forth in said Final
Judgment, to wit:
Lot 4, Block A, JENNY ACRES,
according to the plat thereof as re-
corded in Plat Book 71, Page 21,
Public Records of Polk County,
Florida.
LESS AND EXCEPT:
Commence at a point 04.26
feet South 1085.13 feet East of
the Northwest corner NE 1/4 of
NW-1/4 of Section 19, Township
30 South, Range 29 East, Polk
County, Florida; thence run N
89"46'31" W on an assumeqi bear-
ing along North line of said Sec-
tion 19, a distance of 54.00 feet;
thence S 00'08'23" W 40.00 feet
to the Point of Beginning; thence
continue S 00'08'23" W 663.67
feet to the North line of Lot 5 of
JENNY ACRES. Thence N
89'36'13" W 338.13 feet along
said North line; thence N
00'08'23" E 237.05 feet; thence S
80'46'31" E 230.20 feet; thence N
00'08'23" E 425.60 feet thence S
89"46'31" E 108.00 feet to Point of
Beginning, Subject to a 30 foot
road easement along Westerly
side.
TOGETHER WITH THAT
CERTAIN 2000 NERU MO-
BILE HOME, I.D. NO.
FLHMBC146846035A/TITLE
NO. 0081506280 0081506302
A/K/A 8212 DOGYARD
ROD AEWLS LR


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 Serviges 711.
DATED this 121LN day of
September, 2005.
RICHARD M. WEISS
As Clerk of said Court
By /s/ Shirley DeschIamP
As Deputy Clerk
(Seal)
Sept. 22, 29, 2005-3086


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN
AND FOR POLK COUNTY,
FLORIDA
BAYVIEW LOAN SERVICING,
LLC, a Delaware Limited Liability
Company,
PLAINTIFF,
VS.
THOMAS E. JONES, UNKNOWN
SPOUSE OF THOMAS E.
JONES, JEM INVESTMENTS OF
AMERICA, INC., H.B. ADAMS,
INC. d/b/a Imperial Air Condition-
ing & Refrigeration Supply, UN-
KNOWN TENANTS) IN POS-
SESSION #1, AND #2, etal.,
DEFENDANTSS.
CASE NO:
53-2004CA-004545-0000
SECTION: 07
NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE
SALE
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN
that pursuant to a Final Summary
Judgment of Foreclosure Sale
dated September 8, 2005, entered
in Civil Case No. 53-2005CA-
004545-0000 (07) of the Circuit
Court of the Tenth Judicial Circuit
in and for Polk County, Florida,
wherein the BAYVIEW LOAN
SERVICING, LLC, a Delaware
Limited Liability Company, Plain-
tiff, and THOMAS E. JONES, UN-
KNOWN SPOUSE OF THOMAS
E. JONES, JEM INVESTMENTS
OF AMERICA, INC., H.B. ADAMS,
INC. d/b/a Imperial Air Condition-
ing & Refrigeration Supply, UN-
KNOWN TENANTS) IN POS-
SESSION #1, AND #2, et al., are
Defendants.
I will sell to the highest and best
bidder for .cash at the East Corri-
dor, First Floor, in the Polk County
Courthouse, 255 North Broadway,
Bartow, FL 33831, at 9:00 A.M. on
the 9th day of November, 2005.
the following described property
Polk County, Florida:
BEGIN 575 FEET SOUTH
AND 530 FEET WEST OF
THE NORTHEAST CORNER
OF LOT 10 OF R.H. BRY-
SON'S SUBDIVISION, AS
SHOWN BY MAP OR PLAT
THEREOF RECORDED IN
THE OFFICE OF THE CLERK
OF THE CIRCUIT COURT IN
AND FOR POLK COUNTY,
FLORIDA, IN PLAT BOOK 4,
PAGE 16, RUN THENCE
SOUTH 00'07'35" EAST
39.08 FEET TO A POINT OF
CURVE; RUN THENCE
ALONG THE ARC OR A
CURVE TO THE LEFT (RA-
DIUS 75 FEET, CENTRAL
ANGLE 16'48'24") 22.00
FEET TO A -POINT ON A
CURVE; RUN THENCE
SOUTH 7304'01" WEST
116.11 FEET; RUN THENCE
NORTH 00'18'10" WEST,
94.62 FEET; RUN THENCE
EAST 108.24 FEET TO THE
POINT OF BEGINNING.
TRACT .IS/'SITUATED IN
LOTS 11 ANb 14 OF SAID
R.H. BRYSON'S SUBDIVI-
SION.
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.
WITNESS my hand and the
seal of the court on September 12,
2005.
RICHARD M. WEISS
CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT
COURT
By: /s/ Shirley Deschamps
Deputy Clerk
(COURT SEAL)
Sept. 22, 29, 2005-3097


IN THE COUNTY COURT OF
THE 10TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT
OF FLORIDA, IN AND FOR
POLK COUNTY
PEAK FINANCIAL PARTNER,
INC.,
Plaintiff(s),
v.
(1) JOHN L. ELCHINGER
(2) MARIE D. ELCHINGER A/K/A
MARIE ELCHINGER
(3) BERMUDA LAND TRUST, JT
MACGILL, INC.
(4) UNION PLANTERS BANK,
NATIONAL ASSOCIATION
(5) UNKNOWNS: ALL OCCU-
PANTS AND TENANTS OF THE
SUBJECT REAL ESTATE;
(6) UNKNOWNS: ALL UN-
KNOWN SPOUSES OF ANY
PARTY HERETO, AND ALL
OTHER PERSONS LIVING OR
DEAD WHOSE NAMES ARE UN-
KNOWN, WHO CLAIM ANY IN-
TEREST IN THE SUBJECT
REAL ESTATE,
Defendant(s).
Case Number:
53-2005-CA-002624-0000-Sec


you in the above entitled court by
the above named Plaintiff. Plain-
tiff's claims are stated in a written
Foreclosure Petition and Com-
plaint, a copy of which is available
from the Court Clerk and/or the
Plaintiff's attorney whose ad-
dresses and phone numbers are
indicated above.
In order to defend against this law-
suit, you must respond to the
Foreclosure Petition and Com-
plaint by stating you defenses) in
writing and by filing same with the
Clerk of the Court (by mail, if you
wish) and mailing a copy to the
Plaintiff's attorney. If you do not
respond in writing, a default judg-
ment may be entered against you
without notice. A default judgment
is one where the Plaintiff may be
entitled to what they ask for be-
cause you have not responded.
Your written response must be
filed (by mail, if you wish), with the
Clerk of the Court and mailed to
the Plaintiff's attorney on or before
November 10, 2005. If you wish to
seek the advice of an attorney,
you should do so promptly so that
your written response, if any, may
be served on time.
This lawsuit asks for a money
judgment and involves the foreclo-
sure of a Mortgage or Deed of
Trust against and quieting title to
the following Real Estate and all
improvements thereto which is
commonly, described as: 1922
Bermuda Pointe Drive, Haines
City, FL 33844.
In this lawsuit, the Plaintiff alleges
that the following Defendants have
personal liability on the subject
Mortgage or Deed of Trust and
Note and the requested Monday
judgment: John L. Elchinger and
Marie D. Elchinger, a/k/a Marie
Elchinger.
DATED September 19, 2005.
RICHARD M. WEISS
District Court Clerk $
By: /s/ Tamika Joiner
Deputy
(Seal)
Sept. 22, 29, Oct. 6, 13, 2005-
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NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that THE SCHOOL BOARD OF POLK
COUNTY, FLORIDA, announces a public hearing to which all persons
are invited.
DATE AND TIME:
Tuesday, October 25, 2005
*Public Hearing- Establishment of International
Baccalaureate Attendance Zones- to begin no
earlier than 2:00 p.m., during the regularly
scheduled meeting of The School Board of Polk
County, Florida.
PURPOSE: To consider proposed zoning for Interna-
tional Baccalaureate schools.
For further information about the Public Hearing, please contact
Bruce Tonjes, Associate Superintendent for The School Board of
Polk County, Florida, at Post Office Box 391, Bartow, Florida 33831,
or 863-534-0931.
PLACE: School Board Auditorium
1915 South Floral Avenue, Bartow, FL 33830
To All Concerned Parties: If a party decides to appeal any decision
made at this hearing, it will be necessary for that party to have a record of
the proceeding and for such purposes shall need to insure that a verba-
tim record of the proceeding be made which record includes the testi-
mony and evidence upon which the appeal is to be based. The costs of
such record shall be borne by the party desiring the appeal.
A copy of the agenda may be obtained by writing to JoAnne Clanton in
the Superintendent's Office at The School Board of Polk County, P.O.
Box 391, Bartow, FL 33831 or by calling 863-534-0521.
Pursuant to the provisions of the Americans with Disabilities Act, any
person requiring special accommodations to participate in this meeting is
asked to advise the agency at least 48 hours before the meeting by con-
tacting Patricia Hunter at 863-534-0513. If you are hearing or speech im-
paired, please contact the agency by calling Florida Relay Service at 1-
800-955-8771.
Dated: September 19, 2005.
THE SCHOOL BOARD OF POLK COUNTY, FLORIDA
By Kay Fields, Board Chair
Attest Gail F. McKinzie, Secretary
(Seal)
Sept. 22, 2005-3112

NOTICE OF
ENACTMENT
The following ordinances were adopted and passed in law on Septem-
ber 19, 2005 at a regular meeting of the City Commission of the City of
Bartow. Copies of these ordinances are on file in the office of the City
Clerk at 450 N. Wilson Avenue and available for inspection Monday-Fri-
day, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
ORDINANCE NO. 2005-59
AN ORDINANCE DISCONTINUING, CLOSING, AND VACATING NOT-
TINGHAM DRIVE EAST LYING NORTH OF LOWER STREET BE-
TWEEN LOTS 19 AND 24, BRITTANY PLACE UNIT 1 SUBDIVISION,
PLAT BOOK 66, PAGE 19, POLK COUNTY, FLORIDA.
ORDINANCE NO. 2005-60
AN ORDINANCE DISCONTINUING, CLOSING, AND VACATING
BOULEVARD STREET LYING WEST OF HOBART AVENUE IN SEC-
TION 5, TOWNSHIP 30 SOUTH,' RANGE 25 EAST, POLK COUNTY,
FLORIDA; AND RESERVING AN EASEMENT FOR UTILITIES AND AC-
CESS THEREIN.
Please be advised that if you desire to appeal from any decisions made
as a result of the above hearing or meeting, you will need a record of the
proceedings and in some cases a verbatim record is required. You must
make your own arrangements to produce this record. (Florida Statute
286.0105.)
If you are a person with disabilities who needs any accommodation in
order to participate in this proceeding, you are entitled at no cost to
you, to the provision of certain assistance. Please contact City Clerk
Linda Culpepper at 450 N. Wilson Avenue, P.O. Box 1069, Bartow,
Florida 33831-1069 or phone (863) 534-0100, within two (2) working
days of your receipt of this meeting notification; if you are hearing or
voice impaired, call 1-800-955-8771.
LINDA R. CULPEPPER
CITY CLERK
Sept. 22, 2005-3118


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CLERK'S NOTICE OF SUIT
BY PUBLICATION AND MAIL-
ING
JOHN L. ELCHINGER. MARIE D.
ELCHINGER A/K/A MARIE
ELCHINGER. BERMUDA LAND
TRUST, JT MACGILL, INC., UN-
ION PLANTERS BANK, NA-
TIONAL ASSOCIATION. UN-
KNOWNS: ALL OCCUPANTS
AND TENANTS OF THE SUB-
JECT REAL STATE; UN-
KNOWNS: ALL UNKNOWN
SPOUSES OF ANY PARTY
HERETO. AND ALL OTHER
PERSONS LIVING OR DEAD
WHOSE NAMES ARE UN-
KNOWN. WHO CLAIM ANY N-
TEREST IN THE SUBJECT
REAL ESTATE:
A lawsuit has been started against


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IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR
POLK COUNTY, FLORIDA
PROBATE DIVISION
IN RE: ESTATE OF
DONALD WADE
Deceased.
File No.:
05CP-1989
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 Admin-
istration has been entered in
the estate of DONALD WADE,
deceased, File Number 05CP-
1989; by the Circuit Court for
Polk County, Florida, Probate
Division, the address of which
is Clerk of Courts Drawer CC-4,
P.O. Box 9000, Bartow, Florida
33831-9000; that the dece-
dent's date of death was Janu-
ary 26, 2004; that the total
value of the estate is
$14,000.00 and that the
names and addresses of those
to whom it has been assigned
by such order are:
Jayne D. Wade
50 Park Terrace East
Apt 1 F, New York, NY 10034
ALL INTERESTED PERSONS
ARE NOTIFIED THAT:
All creditors of the estate of
the decedent and persons hay-
ing claims or demands against
the estate of the decedent
other than those for Whom pro-
vision for full payment was
made in the in the Order of Summary
Administration must file their
claims with this court WITHIN
THREE (3) MONTHS AFTER THE
DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICA-
TION 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 22,
2005.
Personal Giving Notice:
Jayne D. Wade
50 Park Terrace East
Apt 1F, New York, NY
10034
Attorney for Person Giving No-
tice: *
John P. Collins, Jr., Esquire
Attorney
Florida Bar No. 0894192
,59 Lake Morton Drive
Lakeland, Florida 33801
Telephone: (863) 682-8282
Sept. 22, 29, 2005-3132












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Just Read, Florida! Celebrates Anniversary


. Governor Jeb Bush's reading
initiative, Just Read, Florida!,
celebrated its fourth anniver-
sary.
Since its inception, Just Read,
Florida! has provided training to
more than 30,000 Florida teach-
ers, 3,000 principals and 2,000
reading coaches to promote and
improve the reading and literacy
skills among Florida students.
Through the Governor's lead-
ership and strong support from
the Legislature, funding for
reading has increased from no
dedicated reading dollars in
2001 to $143 million in 2005.
"Teaching a child to read is
the greatest gift anyone can
give," Governor Bush said.
"Along with the dedicated teach-
ers across the state who have
embraced our reforms, Just
Read, Florida!, has been a con-
stant advocate for research-
based strategies that help stu-
dents become independent read-
ers. Floridians should be proud
that regardless of race or in-
come, students are making sub-
stantial growth in reading."
Established by Governor
Bush in 2001, Just Read, Flor-
ida! is charged with establishing
reading as a core value in the
state with the unequivocal goal
of every child being able to read
at or above grade level by 2012.
Educator, parent, community
and corporate involvement have
been key to the success of Just,
Read, Florida's! efforts.


Since its creation, the initia-
tive also has helped school dis-
tricts implement research-based
reading programs and strategies
to improve student learning.
"Of my 34 years in education,
I cannot think of any other ini-
tiative that has had such an in-
credible and immediate impact
on student reading," said Educa-
tion Commissioner John L.
Winn. "I applaud the hard work
of educators, parents and citi-
zens to achieve our goal of all
children reading on grade level
or higher."
Since 2001, the percentage of
fourth grade white students
reading on grade level or higher
has increased from 66 percent to
81 percent.
The percentage of fourth
grade Hispanic students reading
on grade level or higher has in-
creased from 43 percent to 66
percent, while the percentage of
fourth grade African American
students reading on grade level
or higher has grown from 31 per-
cent to 56 percent.
Also, The National Assess-
ment of Educational Progress
data from 2003 show Florida as
the only state in the nation to
demonstrate significant improve-
ment in fourth grade reading.
"As a district reading special-
ist working with and training
both coaches and secondary in-
tensive reading teachers, I have
observed continuous growth in,
their knowledge base and confi-


dence in teaching reading.
Thanks to the training efforts of
Just Read, Florida! and of the
continual support and training
at the school district level, these
efforts are making a positive dif-
ference in student achievement.
I am proud to be in a state that
has placed such a strong empha-
sis on reading," President of
Reading Supervisors of Florida
Suzanne Naiman said.
"Pat Fisher, our literacy coach
at Umatilla High School, has of-
fered tremendous support for my
reading class.
"I work with struggling excep-
tional education students. Pat
has given me advice on appropri-
ate reading strategies for my
reading classes, helped secure
materials for classroom use,
helped to test my students for in-
structional placement, and has
guided me in my professional de-
velopment. She is always avail-
able and accessible. I am so
thankful she is here," said Karen
Dempsey, a teacher in Lake
County.
Over the past four years,
more than 200,000 books were
donated statewide, many going
to schools serving as hurricane
shelters.
In addition, more than
$500,000 was donated for educa-
tor training by Florida corpora-
tions, businesses and publishers.
For more information about
Just Read, Florida!, visit www.
justreadflorida.com.


PCC To Celebrate


September 22, 2005 The Polk County Democrat


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Hispanic Heritage Month Polk Murder Suspect


Polk Community College will
recognize October as Hispanic
Heritage Month with several
events on both PCC campuses.
The activities are being coor-
dinated by a committee of 10
with Sheila Rios serving as the
chairman.
The schedule of events fea-
tures:


A gift basket full of Hispanic
food items and gift certificates
will be awarded to the winner.
Films and Cultural Discus-
sions held throughout the
month on both campuses. For
more information, call Rosalinda
Collins at 297-1010, ext. 6230 or
Ana Maria Myers at ext. 5406.
Hispanic Foods Wednes-


Hispanic Heritage Month days, throughout the month. A
Scavenger Hunt the hunt will Hispanic dish will be featured
be held throughout the month on each Wednesday at the student
both campuses. Clues will be center on each campus.
posted at various locations Hispanic Festival at Munn
around the campuses. Park Oct. 8.
The clues will honor Hispanic "This is the first year we've
history and people. planned for a Hispanic Heritage
Students wishing to partici- Month, and we are excited with
pate can pick up a test and an- the events," Sheila Rios said.
swer sheet form at the school's For more information on the
libraries. The deadline for forms month's events, call Ms. Rios at
is Oct. 7. 297-1010, ext. 6231.

New Dates Announced For

FCAT Retakes in October


FCAT retakes for students
with a certificate of completion
from a Florida high school will
be given on Monday, Oct. 3, and
Tuesday, Oct. 4.
The reading portion will be
given on Oct. 4 and the math
portion on Oct. 5.
The tests will be given at all
Polk County high schools, East
Area Adult School in Auburn-
dale, and West Area Adult
School in Lakeland.


Students wishing to retake
the tests should call school guid-
ance departments where they
plan to take tests for registration
and other test information.
Students may take the tests
at any school, regardless of
where they received a certificate
of completion.
For more information, call
Donna Buckner at 534-0690.
These dates are the new, cor-
rected dates.


Fun Thursday Event Set


Lilly, O'Toole & Brown, LLP
and Franklin & Carmichael, PA,
is the Bartow Chamber of Com-
merce September Fun Thursday
host.
The event will take place on
Thursday, Sept. 22, at the law
firm's 310 East Main Street loca-
tion.
The Fun Thursday event is
free to all Chamber members


and is an opportunity for net-
working with Chamber friends
and business associates.
The event begins at 5:15 p.m.
All Greater Bartow Chamber
of Commerce members are in-
vited to attend.
Call the Bartow Chamber at
533-7125 to make reservations,
or for more information.


Polk Grants Alliance To Meet


Polk Grants Alliance will hold
its. monthly meeting Thursday,
Sept. 29, from 9 11 a.m., at the
Bgrtow Public Library. ..
--Chairman Bev\ Daniel will
lead the meeting, and-in order to
plan programs -for 2006, will
field questions'and take input
from members of the audience
about the, issues of funding and
non-profit management that con-
cern them the most.
An added, benefit to the pro-
gram will be -a, presentation
about the Bartow Public Li-
brary's Cooperating Collection
with The Foundation Center, a
premier resource of information
for grant writers and priceless
aid for serious grant searches.
Polk Grants Alliance is a con-
sortium of grant writers, aspir-
ing grant writers and others in-
volved in making non-profit or-
ganizations successful in funding
their activities.
Members, are from organiza-
tions with a wide variety of mis-
sions and a range of experience
from just getting started to
maintaining and expanding a
venerable institution.
Informative programs are of-
fered every month except June,

Nicole
DeNeve

Named to

Dean's List
Nicole Elaine DeNeve of Bar-
tow has been named to the sum-
mer 2005 dean's list at Valdosta
State University.

To make the dean's list, stu-
dents must maintain a cumula-
tive grade point average of at
least 3.0, and must have. a se-
mester grade point average of at
least 3.5 with at least nine hours
of course work.
Grade point averages are
based on a 4.0 scale.
Miss DeNeve.graduated from
the university this summer with
a bachelor of arts in sociology.

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Benjamin Franklin attended school for only two years, where he proved himself excellent in reading, fair
in writing and poor in arithmetic. He went on to become one of the best self-educated persons of his time.


Arrested in Panhandle


With the help of officers with
the Foley, Ala., Police Depart-
ment, Defuniak Springs Police
Department, Walton County
Sheriffs Office, and the Florida
Department of Law Enforce-
ment, a Polk County man
wanted for first degree murder
was apprehended early this
morning in Defuniak Springs.
Raymundo Vazquez, Jr., 25,
whose last known address was
490 80-Foot Road in Bartow, had
a warrant for his arrest in the
shooting death of Adrian Marti-
nez, which occurred shortly after
4 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 16, at the
victim's residence at 1219 Plant
Avenue in Lakeland.
Through their investigation,
homicide detectives learned
Vazquez might be in Alabama or
the panhandle of Florida.
With cooperation from the
other law enforcement agencies,
PCSO detectives were able to lo-
cate Vazquez at an acquain-
tance's residence in Defuniak


Springs, where he was taken
into custody without incident at
1:15 a.m. CST this morning.
Vazquez will remain in the
Walton County jail until he is ex-
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SLUGGING AWAY Melissa Lanier of Bartow average of .583 for the tournament. (Photo pro-
slams the softball into the field during the Polk Fall vided).
Festival tournament in Bartow. She had a batting


Lanier of Bartow Helps Team

To Win Polk Fall Festival


At the Polk Fall Festival tour-
nament last weekend, Melissa
Lanier of Bartow played with the
Lakeland Thunder 12 and under
division.
The team fell behind to 0-4
early in the game, but with the
bases loaded Lanier scored three
runs with a triple and then was
batted in herself.
The Thunder won the game 6-


4, putting them in the champi-
onship game, which they won 5-
4.
Lanier had a strong at bat all
weekend with 2 singles, 4 dou-
bles, a triple, and a batting aver-
age of .583.
Lanier gives credit for her per-
formance at the plate to her bat-
ting coach, Glen Rutenbar of
Bartow.


Cocktail and Golf Benefits Set
For Meals on Wheels and Scouts


Cypresswood Golf & Country
Club will sponsor and host a
charity cocktail party and Closest
to the Pin Golf Shootout on
Friday, Oct. 14.
Both events are open to the
public, with all proceeds going to
Meals on Wheels and the Gulf
Ridge Council, Boy Scouts of
America.
According to John Wood, Jr., of
Cypresswood Golf & Country
Club, the cocktail party, sched-
uled for 5 to 9 p.m. in the
Cypresswood Clubhouse, will fea-
ture food and refreshments, as
well as live music by a local group
called Brassworks for a donation
of only $25.
Wood added that tickets for
the 135-yard Closest to the Pin
Shootout are priced at $50 each.
The winner will receive a one-


year individual membership at
Cypresswood Golf & Country
Club. The membership is valued
at $1;500 and is transferable.
Contestants can use their own
clubs although a variety of clubs
will be available for use through
Cypresswood.
Special sponsorship packages
that include two tickets, to the
cocktail party and a tee sign in
the area of the shootout are avail-
able for a donation of $100,
according to Wood.
For tickets and information,
call Wood at 324-9663 or
Cypresswood golf pro Bob Schade
at 324-6174.
Other members of the. event
planning committee are Paul
Wood, Jeannette Nickson and
Jan Rooney.


Tommy King Mentors Budding
FasTruck Driver Rich Pellerito


Fa-Tri.uck dtri.-er Rich Pellerito,
who has suffered through some
bad finishes, lack of speed and
lack of '-x.pl.ieri)e, continues to
re'. ;imp hit track pr'_rqam ni
'Pelle it''-, .v'.nts. more than
anything t'i tiheld a competitive
tr.i:'k :it each race. i
Pelir,'itu has used the help of 1
veteran champion Tommy King of (
Bartow to step it up a'notch. !
T',Linniy has given us so much ,
help redoing the 'truck.and get-.
ting it handling great. We are a
faster at every race now and we
have posted some solid finishes
as of late," Pellerito said.
The Water One, Hidell-Eyster
Chevrolet is now a solid running 1
truck and Pellerito is determined i
to become a contender each week.


Free Workshop ]
Special Needs CI

The Florida Diagnostic and
Learning Resources System
(FDLRS) will hold a free work-
shop for families of special heeds.
and disabled students.
The workshop, "Diploma Op-
tions for Students with Disabili-
ties: What Parents Need to
Know," will be held Tuesday,
Oct. 18, from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m.
The workshop will help fami-
lies develop an understanding of
diploma options, standards, test-
ing, accommodations, and modi-
fications and assist them. in


He has gained a lot of experi-
ence since competing in FasTruck
and now that he has a solid truck
under him, he plans to continue
;o improve..
"We have met many goals we
set. First, to get some top 10 fin-
ishes, then to remain on the lead
lap and to finish each race with-
out mechanical problems due to
ack of preparation," Pellerito
.tdded.
'We have improved a bunch
and I thank Tommy and my crew
guys that continue to work hard
each race."
The next event for the Water
One, Hidell-Eyster Chevrolet will
be on Saturday, Oct. 1, at the
Auburndale Speedway.


For Families of
children Offered

making diploma decisions.
Presenters for the workshop
will be. Brescia Kendrick, transi
tion specialist, and Joanne Rob
bins, exceptional student educa
tion facilitator.
The workshop will be held in
the FDLRS training room of the
Polk County School Board corn
plex, 1915 South Floral Ave,
To register or for more inform
mation on this free workshop
call Diane Bennett at 647-425
or e-mail her at diane.bennett(
polk-fl.net.


Melissa Lanier


Ecofest 2005

Planned

Keep Polk County Beautiful
and the Peace River Environ-
mental Education Network
(PREEN) have teamed up to pre-
sent Ecofest 2005 and a Peace
River Cleanup on Oct. 15.
The cleanup is a Florida
Coastal Cleanup event that will
start at 8 a.m. at the Fort Meade
Outdoor Recreation Area. Par-
ticipants may bring canoes and
kayaks.
KPCB will provide cleanup
supplies and a free cookout for
volunteers.
The cleanup will end four
miles south of Fort Meade at
Camp Wilderness on U.S. 17.
Camp Wilderness is the site of
Ecofest 2005, which will run
from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m.
Ecofest will feature free ac-
tivities and environmental ex-
hibits celebrating the Peace
River.
Ecofest is sponsored by
PREEN, the City of Fort Meade,
Camp Wilderness, Lakes Educa-
tion Action Drive, Polk County
Natural Resources, KPCB, and
Charlotte Harbor National Estu-
ary Program. CHNEP works to
protect estuaries and watersheds
from Venice to Estero Bay to
Winter Haven.
Call Keep Polk County Beau-
tiful at 533-8423 to register for
the cleanup or for more informa-
tion on EcoFest.
Groups and individuals wish-
ing to adopt another lake or wa-
terway for cleanup purposes for
the Florida Coastal Cleanup may
do so by calling the KPCB office.


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Jackets Travel to Face


Balanced Game in Hardee


By JEFF THORNBURG
Tomorrow night, the Bartow
Yellow Jackets travel south to
meet the sixth-ranked Hardee
Wildcats in a battle of class 3A
teams.
Kickoff is 7:30 p.m. and the
game will be broadcast on AM
1130 WBF.
The Wildcats are fundamen-
tally sound with a balanced
attack.
Junior quarterback Weston
Palmer has completed over 65
percent of his passes and tossed
eight touchdowns.
More than half of the recep-
tions have gone to receiver
Jermaine King, who has 12
catches for 165 yards and four


touchdowns.
Hardee has two seniors in the
backfield running back Marc
Hodges and fullback Brad
Gilliard. Hodges is averaging
over a hundred yards per game.
Hardee enters the game riding
a 36 consecutive regular season
winning streak. The Wildcats are
averaging 29.5 points per game,
while their defense is allowing
only 8.5 points.
Bartow also features a bal-
anced offensive attack.
Junior quarterback Devarious
Cook has passed for 532 yards
and five touchdowns, completing
58 percent of his passes. Cook
has two receivers with over 100
yards, Grant Glover and Jamal
Darling.


The Jackets leading rusher
and scorer is Ryan Colson, who
has piled up 265 yards and six
touchdowns.
Bartow's offense is scoring an
average of 22 points per game
and posting just under 300 yards
of total offensive, 166 yards on
the ground, and 133 yards
through the air.
The tough Jacket defense is
allowing an average of 13 points
per game and giving up 164
yards per game.
Since 1996, the teams have
met four times, with each squad
winning twice.
The last time was a win by
Hardee, 36-7, in 2002.


WOMEN'S

TENNIS


Bartow Women's Golf
Association had two matches

during the past two weeks.
On Sept. 10, 11, and 13,
i! .ly Singletary and Mary
Bourque tied in a quota points
game at -1 strokes.
For the Divine Niners, Mary
Jo Smith won with -4 strokes.
On Sept. 17, 18, and 20, Pat
Lowery and Mandy Singletary
tied in a two penny putts game at
29 putts.
For the Divine Niners, Jane
Klitzing won with 15 putts.


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Jerrod "Buddy" Martin of
Bartow, a senior offensive line-
man at University of the
Cumberlands (formerly
Cumberland College), has been
named to the 2005 American
Football Coaches Association
-Good Works Team.
This is the second such honor
for a Cumberlands player in the
Coach Chuck King era.
The Good Works Team was
started by the College Football
Association in 1992 and contin-
ued by the AFCA in 1997 after
the disbandment of the CFA.
The Team is designed to
"honor players for their dedica-
tion and commitment to commu-
nity service," according to the
AFCA assistant director of media
relations, Vince Thompson.
AFCA Executive Director
Grant Teaff added, "It never
ceases to amaze me to see the
contributions student-athletes
make to their communities.
"Often times, these young men
are better known for the good
things they do on the field. The
AFCA is proud to recognize these


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the Bartow community through
understanding and appreciating
the differences among its people.
Community Relations commit-
tee members are Chairman C. C.
Corbett; Joyce Bentley, Polk
Works; Jeff Clark, Greater
Bartow Chamber of Commerce;
Joe DeLegge, Bartow city manag-
er; Jim Duane, Community
Redevelopment Agency; Michael
Garner, Polk County Board of
County Commissioners; Dave
Hallock; Brian Hinton, Bartow


student-athletes for the good
things they do in their communi-
ties."
Two 11-man teams are select-
ed, one team for NCAA Division I
programs, and the other team is
made up of a combination from
NCAA Divisions I-AA, II, III, and
the NAIA.
Martin.was recognized in part
for his work with the Fellowship
of Christian Athletes at the
Cumberlands. He was president
of the chapter for 2004-2005,
responsible for many activities
during that tenure, including the
weekly worship service.
During the summer, he has
been a huddle leader at FCA
Summer Camp, counseling high
school campers, as well as lead-
ing them in competition and
Bible study. Martin has also
spent time volunteering at the
Williamsburg Nursing Home.
He has also served as a STAR
in the Cumberlands Insights
Program, which is a volunteer
student teacher responsible for
all aspects of a freshman orienta-
tion class.


city commissioner; Mary Jones,
Citrus and Chemical Bank;
Bridget Kennedy-Hull, Pal-
letOne, Inc.; Cliff Lewis,
Neighborhood Improvement
Corp.;
Leo Longworth, Bartow
mayor; Father Wally Reynolds,
Holy Trinity Episcopal Church;
Pamela Sams, City of Bartow;
Bishop Willie Watson, Praise
Temple Deliverance Church; and
Tina Spath, Spath Jewelers.
For more information, contact
the Greater Bartow Chamber of
Commerce at 533-7125.


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Ornate gingerbread carving in Thomasville.


Fairy tale architecture in Thonmasville.


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Antique iron baler at Museum of History, Thomasville, Ga.


Statue of Doby Flowers, first African-American
Homecoming Queen at Florida State University, 1972,
in Tallahassee.


Log cabin at Museum of History.


Thatch-covered Apalachee Council House at Mission San Luis in Tallahassee.


My 'Tallahassee Family" was actual-
ly the destination, but on the way,
Thomasville, Ga., provided a fanciful
fairy tale side trip. Located just 36
miles north of Tallahassee, and nestled
amid red clay hills and abundant roses,
Thomasville just oozes Victorian charm.
Wealthy: northerners flocked Tto
Thomasville inr the 1880s, creating the
great Winter. Resort Era, which lasted
nearly 30 years. Dubbed .as one of the
most fashionable places in the world
more than a century ago, Thomasville
drew many pleasure seekers and
socialites who rode the rails to enjoy the
town.
Establishing a winter resort, they
miilt "Grand Winter Cottages." Indeed,
more than 50 of these historic homes
still enhance Thomasville's clean
streets, which are rife with gingerbread
trini and fish scale shingles.
The mission statement of the Main
Street program is to protect and pre-
serve Thomasville's historic fabric and
.htrm, while ensuring that it remains
healthy, viable and economically sound.
Xs Thomasville is a local historic dis-
xrict, this effort is assisted by the Main


Street Facade grant program. These
grants ,are for exterior improvements to
be applied to a front, side or rear facade,
provided the facade faces a public street
or parking area. To date, the Main
Street program has restored more than
100 buildings.
We lunched at a three-story antique
mall with such a facade, and purchased
antiques there. I also purchased an
arrowhead (projectile point) fashioned
from a lovely green stone.
The local Chamber of Commerce says
that whether you come in the spring for
the rose festival or Victorian Christmas,
you will discover why Thomasville is
"worth the trip."
Although the Historical Museum was
closed at the time of our visit, I .did get
photos of the wonderful historic build-
ings, including the Victorian bowling
alley with its charming fish scale shin-
gles.
Though we did not make it to the
Farmer's Market, we were told that the
food's great, and that one may shop for
in-season fruits and vegetables, local
cookbooks, handmade white oak bas-
kets, Jams, jellies and relishes. In addi-


tion, it is Georgia's only auction market.
Our serendipitous discovery of
Thomasville's Cultural Center blos-
somed into a full-blown tour. James
Adams, assistant manager of building
and grounds, took us through the
Center. Although some of the exhibits
were in flux, Adams gave us a compre-
hensive tour of the magnificent build-
ing, which was established as an ele-
mentary school in 1915 and renovated
in 1986 as the Cultural Center.
On the National Register of Historic
Places, this pristine structure offers
both visual and performing arts classes,
and houses exhibits by local and region-
al artists, as well as nationally toured
art exhibits.
Local plantation owners, such as
Parker Poe, donated funds for restora-
tion, and provided some exhibits, as
well. There was a wonderful porcelain
dog figurine exhibit, mostly Cavalier
King Charles Spaniels, owned by Poe;
and the impressive "World War II, Our
Greatest Generation" exhibit.
A Native American pottery exhibit,
worthy of envy from any archaeologist,
was under installation in a gallery, with


some pieces on loan from Adams' father,
chief of the Upper Mattoponi tribe in
Virginia, and himself an extremely
accomplished potter.
The Cultural Center houses a 500-
seat, acoustically superior theater for
the performing arts, highlighting
artists of note to be appreciated by old
and young alike.
This excellent facility also offers
classes in acoustic/classical guitar,
piano, drama, violin and cello, and bal-
let, to name a few. It is located at 600
East Washington Street, Thomasville.
The purpose of my Tallahassee trip
was to visit with my family, Nelson and
Marilyn Lunn; Mike, Lane, Matt, Ben
and David Lunn; and Don, Lisa, Chance
and Zachary Lunn. All are thriving in
the mild Tallahassee climate and the
beauty of the surrounding areas.
In addition to my information spe-
cialist, Casey Taylor, I was accompanied
by Mary Loadholtes Grissette. Mary
spent a restful weekend with her sister,
Laura Johnson; Laura's husband, Mike;
and their tennis phenom daughter,
Holly.
On the way to pick up Mary at the


culmination of the weekend, we took in
both old and new capitol buildings,
Florida State University and Mission
San Luis de Apalachee.
As you know, if you follow my writ-
ings, since registering four archaeologi-
cal sites, I have, whenever possible, "fol-
lowed the Brown Signs." This advice
was given to our North American
archaeology class by Dr. Brent
Weisman, University of South Florida
professor.
He advocates that, while on vacation,
you should allow enough time to pursue
the brown traffic signs indicating the
presence of a park, natural or historical
wonder, archaeological site or interpre-
tive center. Mission San Luis is a stellar
example of such.
It lies northwest of FSU at 2020 West
Mission Road, and is administered by
the Bureau of Archaeological Research.
San Luis provides a natural setting for
experiencing both archaeology and his-
tory, and is an ongoing archaeological
dig.
The native peoples of the Apalachee
province were agriculturally wealthy at
the time of European contact. Their


diets richly consisted of corn, beans and
squash, fish and wild game, sunflower,
maypop (passion flower), acorn, hickory
nuts, wild grapes and blackberries.
More than 1,400 Apalachee Indians and
Spaniards lived at the mission, which
was one of more than 100 mission set-
tlements in Spanish Florida between
the 1560s and 1690s.
Among artifacts, found at San Luis
were European traditions pottery, uten-
sils, iron tools and hardware; as well as
large amphora-shaped containers for
storing olive oil and other
Mediterranean foods such as wine and
olives.
The Council House, a large thatch-
roof structure, could hold up to 3,000
people. It is 120 feet in diameter with
massive timbers and a vent hole in the
top which creates a kind of natural air
conditioning.
This fascinating site, embracing both
Native American and early European
cultures provides ample incentive to
take the advice of a very astute archeol-
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The Polk County Democrat September 22, 2005


Presidential Prayer Team Asks
For Prayer For Hurricane Victims


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Local churches banded together with Mis- for members of the community to drop off dona-
sionary Glenn Hayes to travel to New Orleans tions, and an 18-wheeler and money for fuel were
with a truck load of donations for victims of Hur- donated for the trip. (Photo provided.i
ricane Katrina. Several locations were available

Churches Deliver Aid to Katrina Victims


Local man Brother Glenn
Hayes and area churches have
banded together to travel to New
Orleans to help Hurricane Ka-
trina victims. .
Several locations were avail-

Peace Creek
Youth Holding
Car Wash ..
Peace Creek Baptist Church
youth will hold a car wash this
Saturday, Sept. 24, from 8 a.m.
to 2 p.m., at Goodyear on Van
Fleet Drive in Bartow.
Donations will be accepted.


able for people to take donations,
an 18-wheeler was donated for
the trip, and one person donated
money for fuel.
Hayes is a missionary who
helps feed children in Haiti and
around the world. He has built
schools, opened clinics for the
sick, and has a program which
feeds 500 children twice a week.
His wife, Donna, who works for
the Polk County Sheriffs Office,
helps him with their ministry in
her spare time.
They left Saturday morning
with a truck load of donations.
More donations are being ac-
cepted for missions.


Donations may be taken to
the warehouse at 150 South
Woodlawn Avenue. Call 528-
7916 for directions.

Youth to Hold
Car Wash
This Saturday
'The youth department of Nb
Experience: Viotory and Prais6
Tabernacle will hold a car wash
at Advance Discount Auto Parts,
150 Highway 17 South in Bar-
tow, this Saturday, Sept. 24, be-
ginning at 9 a.m.
Donations will be accepted.,


On F


faith


An Unsual Plan for Fixing Finances
By ROGER CAMPBELL pray for his wife, who, he said
was dying.
A friend 'who was deeply in Following the man home, Tay-
debt invited me to have lunch lor found this family was living
with him to discuss how to find a in extreme poverty. He knelt to
way out of his financial prob- pray for the dying woman, but
lems. felt hypocritical. The small
I expected he would ask me to amount of money in his pocket
pray for him and share some hindered his prayer, so he rose
personal experiences in debt re- and gave it to them.
duction, but instead he surprised Taylor's prayer was answered.
me by saying, "I've concluded the The woman recovered. And the
only way for me to get out of one who prayed for her was
debt is to give my way out." helped, too.
Later, he assured me the plan He later wrote that he felt his
was working., life of faith would have been
R.G. Letourheau, a contractor wrecked had he not been willing
and builder of earth-moving to give what he had to that desti-
equipment, was facing bank- tute family, believing God would
ruptcy. At that critical time of take care of him.
his life, his church was having a When the mail came the next
missionary conference in which morning, a gift arrived from an
pledges were being taken, anonymous donor amounting to
While sitting in the choir, Le- four times what he had given
tourneau found his heart so away the day before.
moved by the missionary needs Posted on my study wall is
and opportunities being pre- this brief poem by John Bunyan,
sented that he decided to make author of the enduring classic,
the largest pledge of his life. And "Pilgrim's Progress:"
in spite of the fears of his secre- "A man there was, though
tary, who thought this would some did count him mad;
end his business and her job, his The more he gave away, the
faith was rewarded. more he had."
New ideas for building and But neither my generous
using big equipment came to the, friend, nor R.G. Letourneau, nor
mind of this struggling business- Hudson Taylor, nor John Bun-
man that when implemented not yan, originated the concept of
only enabled him to honor his giving in faith, expecting God to
pledge, but pay his creditors. provide for the giver.
As his' income increased, so Our Lord said it first and
did his giving and his ability to best: "Give, and it shall be given
help others. He built factories unto you; good measure, pressed
that employed thousands and es- down, and shaken together, and
tablished two colleges, running over" (Luke 6:38); a
Hudson Taylor, the highly re- promise proven true to many
garded 19th century missionary who've dared to test it even
to China, said everything he had when the figures didn't add up.
ever given to God had been re-
paid with more than the original
Before leaving for China, he Christian Home
worked for a doctor who paid his Trio In Concert
salary only once every three
months. The doctor was quite Saturday
forgetful, so he told his young
employee to remind him when Christian Home Trio will min-
his salary was due, but Taylor sister in song Saturday, Sept. 24,
determined he would not do so, at 7 p.m., at Christian Home
thinking this would be great Freewill Baptist Church in Bar-
training for liingby faith. tow.
Once when Taylor had only a The church is located at 1125
small amount of money left and Highway 17 South. Reginald
the absent-minded doctor had Palmer is pastor.
forgotten to pay him, a man For further information, call
came requesting that he go and 533-4737.


Pastor Robert Knowles of
Peace Creek Baptist Church in
Bartow has announced the
church will be celebrating 151
years during Homecoming on
Sunday, Oct. 23.
The service will feature guest
speaker Rev. Michael Roberts,
minister of Fellowship:Baptist
Church in Avon Park.
Special music will begin at
10:15 a.m. An afternoon sing will
follow a time of food and fellow-
ship.
The church is located at 3070
State Road 60 East.


The Presidential Prayer Team
has joined President Bush in
asking prayer for victims of Hur-
ricane Katrina and for the long-
term impact of the storm on the
entire nation.
"This outpouring of prayer is
reminiscent of our founding just
seven days after the 9/11 at-
, tacks, when we enrolled 500,000
in the two weeks immediately
following our launch," said John
Lind, PPT's president/CEO.
"Americans are caring and gen-
erous people. I add my urging to
that of the President, inviting
people to join with thousands of
e (PPT) participants to pray in the

Christian Wome
Fall Music Medl
Christian Women's Club of
South Lakeland.will hold a Fall
* Music Medley and luncheon
Wednesday, Oct. 5, from 11 a.m.
to 12:30 p.m., at The Club at Ea-
glebrooke.
The, program will feature mu-
sic from local vocalist Kristi
Brown.
Guest speaker is Eileen Lynch
of The Villages. Her topic is "A
Chocolate Chip in a Sugar
Cookie."

Revelations C
FM First Asse:
Pastor Chuck Pemberton is
teaching the book of Revelations
at First Assembly of God in Fort
Meade.
The sessions are taught on
Wednesday nights beginning at
7 p.m. and ending around 8 p.m.

Peace Creek

To Celebrate

151 Years

In October


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The teaching includes future
disasters prophesied in the Bible
and how they could affect Amer-
ica. It answers questions such
as, "Is there life after death?" "
What is man's eternal destiny?""
What is required to escape hell
in the hereafter?," Pastor Pem-
berton said.
The church is located at 211
Northeast Eighth Street.
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they are worse than useless, because dwelling on the
negative events from our past has a tendency to make
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dwell on the past land it isn't recommended,, try to
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if there are plenty of bad events in your past, be mind-
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Out of M9 Range by Dawn Wade


(Continued from Page 10B)
would make a perfect accompani-
ment.
.1 pound ground pork, cooked
and drained
1 can (7-oz.) Ortega Diced
Green Chiles
1 cup chopped onion
1 can (14.5-oz.) diced toma-
toes, undrained
1 can (8-oz.) tomato sauce
1/2 cup uncooked rice
3 cloves garlic, chopped
1 teaspoon chili powder
1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
1 head small cabbage, diced
1 cup shredded cheddar cheese
1 cup shredded Monterey Jack
cheese
Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
Grease 13 x 9-inch baking dish.
Combine pork,' chiles, onion,
tomatoes with juice, tomato
sauce, rice, garlic, chili powder
and cumin in medium bowl.
Transfer to prepared baking dish.
Top with cabbage, cheddar
cheese and Monterey Jack
cheese; cover.


carrots and parsnips 7 to 8 min-
utes or until tender.
California Pistachio Butter:
combine butter, pistachios, lemon
peel, lemon juice and honey.
Makes 1/3 cup.
Add 3 tablespoons butter to
steamed vegetables. Garnish
with pistachios, if desired.
Variations: Other vegetables,
steamed, can be substituted.
Zucchini, green beans, asparagus
and broccoli are a few sugges-
tions.. .
Serves six.


Celery is much better with
peanut butter.
Bumps On A Log
1 celery stalk, washed and
ends trimmed
2 tablespoons creamy or
chunky peanut butter
10 Nestle Raisinets Milk
Chocolate-Covered Raisins
Fill celery with peanut butter.
Press Raisinets into peanut but-
ter.
Serves one.


bowl. Add oil in a slow, steady
stream while whisking. Season to
taste with salt and freshly
ground black pepper. Toss with
greens and serve immediately.
Serves eight.


Chives are related to the
onion, but have a much milder
taste.
Bacon Chive Rice
3 slices bacon, diced
3 cups cooked rice
1/4 cup chives, chopped
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon pepper
1 tablespoon Crosse &
Blackwell Worcestershire Sauce
Cook bacon until crisp. Add
rice, chives, and seasonings.
Blend well and heat thoroughly.
Serves six.


Corn is so yummy. It is one of
my favorite vegetables, especially
when it is on the-cob.
As a tip, try soaking the corn
for about an hour before attempt-


ing this recipe.
Oven Roasted Corn on the
Cob
Fresh corn on the cob is
steamed in its own husk with
garlic butter in a high tempera-
ture oven.
1/2 cup butter
1 tablespoon garlic salt
8 ears corn
1/4 cup grated Parmesan
cheese'
Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
In a small saucepan over low
heat, combine butter and garlic
salt. Stir until melted; remove
from heat and set aside.
Gently pull back husks on
corn and .remove silk-like
threads. Return husks to original
position, leaving one section
pulled back. Place each cob on a
foot-long piece of aluminum foil.
Pour 1 tablespoon of melted
butter mixture along the exposed
part of each cob. Replace remain-,
ing piece of pulled back husk.
Wrap securely in aluminum foil
and place on a baking sheet.
Bake for 20 minutes.
Peel and serve sprinkled with
Parmesan cheese.
Serves eight.


You'll never think of cucum-
bers as pickles-in-waiting again,
after trying this salad.
Also see the story below on the
Florida cucumber.
Spicy Thai Cucumber Salad
1/4 cup rice vinegar
1/4 cup sugar
3 tablespoons water
1/2 teaspoon salt
2 medium cucumbers, halved
lengthwise, seeded and thinly
sliced
1/2 cup finely chopped white
onion
10 fresh mint leaves, chopped
1 tablespoon chopped fresh
cilaritro
* 1 fresh red chile, seeded and
thinly sliced
2 tablespoons chopped dry-
roasted peanuts
Combine vinegar, sugar, water


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and salt in a medium bowl.
Whisk until sugar dissolves. Add
cucumber, onion, mint, cilantro
and chile. Toss until evenly coat-
ed.
Let sit for 15 minutes.
Garnish with peanuts and serve.
Serves six.


D

A diakon is an East Asian
radish shaped like a giant carrot.
The sprouts are popular garnish-
es for salads and sushi.
Maui Onion Rice Paper
Springrolls
1/4 cup rice wine vinegar
1/4 cup sugar
2 Hawaiian chile peppers
2 tablespoons crushed peanuts
8 rice paper wrappers
8 jumbo shrimp, cooked
8 opal basil leaves
1/2 lime, juiced
1 carrot, julienned
8 lettuce leaves
1 small Maui onion, sliced


2 green onions, julienned
8 fresh mint
2 ounces daikon sprouts
Mix all dipping sauce ingredi-
ents: rice wine vinegar, sugar,
peppers, and peanuts. Set aside.
Soak rice paper in water until
transparent. Divide ingredients
equally onto each rice paper,
keeping the fillings neat the cen-
ter.
Slice shrimp lengthwise, if
desired. Roll each rice paper like
a burrito.
Chill thoroughly. Serve with
dipping sauce.
Serves eight.


E

We met endive earlier under
the name of chicory, but now it
is the star of a salad.
Belgian Endive & Walnut
Salad
1/3 cup walnuts
1 pound Belgian endive
4 tablespoons walnut oil


1 tablespoon champagne vine-
gar
1 teaspoon Crosse & Blackwell
Orange Marmalade
1 green onion, minced (white
part only)
Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
Arrange walnuts in a single
layer on a cookie sheet. Toast for
5 to 7 minutes or until they are
just beginning to darken slightly.
Remove them and let cool.
Separate leaves of endive,
rinse, and pat dry. Trim the blunt
ends.
.-~,edn the bottom of a salad bowl,
whisk together oil, vinegar, mar-
malade and green onion; season
to taste with salt and pepper.
Place endive leaves and wal-
nuts on dressing and toss just
before serving.

Don't worry, we'll work our
way through the rest of the E sec-
tion and more letters of the
alphabet in coming weeks.


Bake for 55 to 60 minutes or
until rice is tender. Season with
salt and ground black pepper.
Serves eight '


SCapers miay be pushing the
vegetable envelope a. little, but
they are quite tasty.
FFresh Tomato, Basil and
Caper Brukchetta
4 cups (about 4 medium toma-
toes); peeled, seeded and chopped
S1/2.'ct fresh basil, chopped
1/4 cup Crosse $& Blackwell
Capers
2 tablespoons olive oil
1 loaf French bread, cut into
3/4" slices (approx. 16 slices total)
; 2 cloves large garlic cloves,
peeled, cut in half cross-wise
1/2 'cup 2 ounces Parmesan.
cheese, freshly shredded
.Combine tomatoes, basil,
capers and oil. in medium bowl;
toss gently.
Preheat broiler.. Place bread
slices .on baking sheet. Lightly
toast both sides of bread in broil-
er until light golden. Rub. ne
side of each. toasted .bread slice.
with cut side of garlic.
Spoon about 1/4 cup tomato
mixture over bread slice; sprinkle
with cheese; Broil' for additional,
30 seconds ori until cheese is
m elted., .. ,. .
*'Makes six servings.


Carrots are a great vegetable'
they're good raw and 'yummy
cooked. :
Orange vegetables help build
a healthy immune, system.
Carrots and Parsnips with,
California Pistachio Butter
'.2 cups julienned carrots
1 cup julienned parsnips.
S1/4 cup butter, softened.
.2. tablespoons chopped shelled
piStachios
. 1 teaspoon lemon peel
:1 teaspoon Jemon juice
,1 teaspoon 1eoney .
;Carrots and Parsnips: steam


Also known as the mirliton
squash, chayote is a great source
of potassium.
Chayote Soup
1 tablespoon olive oil
S1 tablespoon flour
2 carrots, peeled, finely shred-
ded
2 zucchini, finely shredded
1 chayote, peeled, finely shred-
ded
1 can (12 fl. oz.) Carnation
Evaporated Milk
4 cups water
2 tablespoons Maggi Instant
Chicken Flavor Bouillon
Freshly ground pepper to
.taste,
iHeat oil in large saucepan
over' medium heat. Add flour;
cook for 1 or 2 minutes until
lightly browned, stirring con-
stantly.
Stir in carrots, zucchini, chay-
ote, evaporated,milk, water and
bouillon; bring to boil (about 15
minutes). Reduce heat to low;
add freshly ground pepper.
Simmer for 5 more minutes.
Serves six.


Chicory is sometimes ,called
curly endive, and it is a slightly
bitter salad green.
Highland Salad
1 bunch watercress, trimmed
1 head Belgian endive, leaves
separated
1 head small chicory or curly,
endive, trimmed
1 head bibb or butter lettuce,
torn into bite-sized pieces
2 tablespoons Drambuie
2 tablespoons white wine vine-
gar
1 tablespoon Dijon mustard
1 clove garlic, crushed '
1/3 cup olive oil
Rinse watercress, endive,
chicory and Bibb lettuce; spin
dry. Place in; a large bowl.
Whisk; Irambuie;, vinegar,,'
mustard and garlic -in a small


C Is For Florida Cucumber


A Crisp, Fun,


Without the hard work of Florida's
farmers, cucumber lovers would really be
in a pickle.
Florida produces about 75 percent of
America's spring season cucumbers for the
fresh market and more than half of our fall
season cukes.
From October through June, produce
bins around the nation are brimming with
deep green, fresh, fragrant cucumbers
from the Sunshine State.
They're moist and weighty, so refreshing
and cool, and you can almost taste the sun-
shine in every slice.
The flavor of Florida cucumbers is deli-
cate, bright, and sweet, almost,melon-y.
Beneath the thin, tender skin, the flesh
is juicy and cool. The expression "cool as a
cucumber" is a cliche that is soundly root-
ed in fact. On a hot day the temperature
inside a cucumber can be up to 20 degrees
cooler than the air outside.
The cucumber probably originated in
India, its ancestors growing wild in the
foothills of the Himalayas.
It found its way to Florida by a long and
circuitous route; it was journey that took
thousands of years.
By at least 2000 B.C., cucumbers were
being cultivated in India. They spread to
western Asia and China. When the
Romans encountered cucumbers in Asia,
they carried the seeds home and planted
them. '
The Romans flavored their cucumbers
in a variety of ways, saturating them with
wineand boiling them with pig brains.
The Emperor Tiberius liked cucumbers
so much that he wanted to eat them every
day, no matter the season. To that end, he
started raising them in carts that his
slaves could push from one sunny spot to
another in the winter.
It wasn't until the 1300s that the
cucumber was introduced into England. It
had to be reintroduced in the 1500s,
because it had been lost during the inter-


evening years of war and chaos.
Christopher Columbus planted cucum-
bers in Haiti, and finally, by the early
1500s, native peoples in Florida were
growing' them too.
Early European settlers in Florida often
served their cucumbers, which could be
quite bitter, in a marinade of honey, vine-
gar,. and oil.
Today, cucumber production is an
important industry in Florida, which leads
the nation in fresh-market cucumber sales.

The state ranks second nationally in the
production of cucumbers for the fresh mar-
ket and third in the production of cucum-
bers for pickling and processing. Most of
Florida's cucumber farms can be found in
the west-central and southern portions of
the state, in Manatee, Hillsborough,
Hardee, Hendry, Collier, Dade, and Palm
Beach counties, specifically.
"In 2002, Florida growers produced 285
million pounds of cucumbers for the fresh
market," Florida Agriculture
Commissioner Charles H. Bronson said.
"That same year, Florida's cash receipts
for fresh-market cucumber sales totaled
more than $59 million. Cucumbers are
always popular because they are delicious
and diet-friendly and have so many uses."
Cucumbers are 95 percent water, which
makes them very low in calories.
In fact, there are eight calories in a half-
cup serving. They are free of fat, choles-
terol, and sodium, and are a source of vita-
mins A and C and potassium.
To get the maximum health benefits out
of your cucumbers, don't peel them (so long
as they haven't been waxed). The colorful
skin is where you'll find most of the nutri-
ents.
When shopping, look for firm, dark
green cucumbers with no soft spots, bruis-
es, or yellowing. Avoid cucumbers that
bulge in the middle, since they are likely to
be bland and watery, with lots of big seeds,


Cool Treat


You should also steer clear of cucumbers
with withered tips. Instead, choose cucum-
bers with firm, rounded ends.
For best results, store your cucumbers
unwashed and uncut in your refrigerator
crisper. Waxed cucumbers will keep for up
to a week.
Unwaxed cucumbers should be wrapped
tightly in plastic to prevent dehydration.
Even when carefully wrapped, the shelf
life of unwaxed cucumbers is short, about
two or three days. Unfortunately, freezing
won't help your cucumbers last longer it
will just make them mushy.
Before eating or preparing cucumbers,
scrub them thoroughly. The seeds are usu-
ally small, soft, and inoffensive, but if
you'd like to remove them it's easy to do.
Simply cut your cucumber in half length-
wise and scrape out the seeds with the tip
of a spoon.
Cucumbers taste great in everything
from salsas to sorbets and figure promi-
nently in many of the world's cuisines.
In the Middle East you'll find them in
cool, garlicky yogurt sauces, and in
tabouleh, the classic bulgar wheat salad
flavored with lemon juice, parsley, and
mint.
In Japan cucumbers are often eaten in
sushi or as an accompaniment to steamed
fish. Vietnamese cooks include them raw
in fresh spring rolls, while in France
pureed cucumbers form the basis for
scrumptious cold, creamy soups.
In England cucumber sandwiches are a
tradition at tea.time. The cucumbers are
sliced paper-thin, sprinkled with salt and
pepper, and tucked between slices of but-
tered, crust-less brown bread.
Mild, comforting, and familiar, cucum-
bers are a favorite around the globe and
right here at home.
Try one of these simple, refreshing
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Cucumber Salad with Spicy Grilled
Beef
1 tablespoon soy sauce
1 tablespoon chili sauce
1 tablespoon Florida garlic, minced
1 tablespoon rice wine vinegar
3 ounces pickled ginger, chopped
1 tablespoon Florida green onion,
chopped
1 Florida cucumber, seeded, peeled, and
thinly sliced
1/4 pound filet mignon, grilled to taste
Whisk together soy sauce, chili sauce,
garlic, and vinegar. Grill the beef and cut
into small strips. Combine sauce mixture,
beef, ginger, onion, and cucumber and mix
well.
Refrigerate for at least 10 minutes
before serving.
Serves 4.

Cucumber Melon Sorbet
1/2 cup water
3/4 cup sugar
3 1/2 cups Florida cantaloupe, seeded
1 1/2 cups Florida cucumber, seeded
3 tablespoons fresh-squeezed Florida
orange juice
Combine water and sugar in a medium
saucepan. Cook on medium heat, stirring
frequently until sugar dissolves.
Cook for an additional 3 minutes.
Remove and pour into a bowl and refriger-
ate until cold, creating syrup. In a blender,
puree remaining ingredients and chill
until ready to use.
Combine puree and syrup in a metal
bowl or baking pan and place in the freez-
er for 45 minutes or until frozen.
Serves 6.


The Polk C ounty Democrat 3B


Sept.22,2004


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4B


The Polk County Democrat


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT IN
AND FOR POLK COUNTY,
FLORIDA
PROBATE DIVISION
IN RE: Estate of
GERALD C. HUMMEL,
SR.,
Deceased.
File No.:
05-CP-2096
NOTICE TO CREDITORS
The administration of the es-
tate of GERALD C. HUM-
MEL, SR., deceased, File
JNumber 05-CP-2096, is pend-
ing in the Circuit Court for Polk
County, Florida, Probate Divi-
sion, the address of which is
Post Office Box 9000, Drawer
CC-4, Bartow, Florida 33831-
9000. The. names and ad-
dresses of the personal repre-
sentative and the personal rep-
resentative's attorney are set
'forth below.
All creditors of the decedent
and other persons having
claims or demands against de-
cedent's estate, including un-
matured, contingent or unliqui-
dated claims, on whom a copy
of this notice is served must
file their claims with this Court
WITHIN THE LATER OF THE
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 de-
cedent and persons having
claims or demands against de-
cedent's estate, including un-
matured, contingent or unliqui-
dated claims, must file their
claims with this court WITHIN
THREE MONTHS AFTER THE
DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICA-
TION OF THIS NOTICE.
ALL CLAIMS AND DEMANDS
NOT SO FILED WILL BE FOR-
EVER BARRED.
The date of the, first publica-
tion of this notice is September

Personal Representative:
SHERRI TUAKALAU,
Personal Representa-
tive
Attorney for Personal Repre-
sentative:
ROBERTA J. CREIGHTON
Florida Bar No.: 930474
PUTNAM & CREIGHTON,
P.A.
Post Office Box 3545, .
Lakeland, Florida 33802
(863) 682-1178 .
Sept, 15, 22, 2005-2997,




IN THE CIRCUIT COURT-
OF THE 'OTH JUDICIAL
CIRCUIT, "IN AND FOR
POLK COUNTY,.: FLORIDA
CIVIL DIVISION
MORTGAGE ELECTRONIC REG-
ISTRATION SYSTEMSa INC. AS
NOMINEE 'FOR ADVANTA/
CHASE,MORTGAGE COMPANY,
-,Plaintiff :
vs. -
JAMES B. CHAUNCEY, et al.,
Defendants.
CASE NO.:
53-2005-CA-001290-SEC 4
NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE
SALE
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN
pursuant to'a Final Judgment of
Foreclosure dated the 2nd day of
September, 2005 and entered ,n
Case No. 53-2005-CA-001290-
SEC 4, Of the'Circuit Court of the
10TH Judicial Circuit in and for
Polk County, Florida,. wherein
MORTGAGE ELECTRONIC REG-
ISTRATION SYSTEMS, INC. AS
NOMINEE.' FOR' ADVANTA/
CHASE MORTGAGE COMPANY
is .the Plaintiff. and iJAMES B..
CHAUNCEY;. UNKNOWN,
SPOUSE OF JAMES, B.
CHAUNCEY; 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-
TRYON CHURCH STREET), at
the Polk County Courthouse, in
BARTOW, Florida, at 9:00 a.m. on
the 7th day of October 2005 the
following described property as set
forth in.said Final Judgment, to
w it:,:. ; .. ,
LOT10, BLOCK 1,,MOMUR-
RAY'S ADDITION TO TOWN
OF MULBERRY, ACCORD-
ING TO THE PLAT THEREOF
AS RECORDED IN PLAT
BOOK 2, PAGE 6, 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, Floirida. Please note
that the main entrance is located
on Church Street. No entry is pos-
sible from BroadwayI Avenue.. In
the event any temporary change is
necessary; the. Clerk will post. a "
Notice ofChange" 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 7th day of Septem-
ber, 2005.
RICHARD M WEISS
Clerk Of The Circuit Court
By: /8/Shirley Deschamps
Deputy Clerk '
(Seal) '.
Sept. 15, 22, 2005-3017


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR
POLK COUNTY,' FLORIDA
PROBATE DIVISION
IN RE: ESTATE OF
HEATHER R. DARNELL .
Deceased.
File No.:
05CP-1794
NOTICE TO CREDITORS
The administra'.:.r. t ih.e est alt
of HEATHER R. DARNELL. de-
ceased, whose date of death was
February 7, 2005, is. pending in ,
the Circuit Court for Polk County,
Florida, Probate Division, the ad-
dress of which Is Po(st Office Box
9000, Drawer CC-4, Bartow, FL
33831-9000. The namnies 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 required to be served must
file their claims with this Court
WITHIN THE LATER OF 3
MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF
THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF
THIS NOTICE OR ;3', DAYS AF-
TER THE DATE OF SERVICE OF
A COPY'OF THIS NOTICE ON
THEM.
All other creditors of the dece-
dent and other persons having
claims or demands against the de-
cedent's estate, must file their
claims with this court WITHIN 3
MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF
THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF
THIS NOTICE.
ALL CLAIMS NOT SO FILED
WILL BE FOREVER BARRED:
NOTWITHSTANDING THE
TIME PERIODS SET FORTH
ABOVE, ANY CLAIM FILED TWO
(2) YEARS OR MORE AFTER,
THE DECEDENT'S DATE OF
DEATH IS BARRED.
The date of the first publication
of this notice is September 15.
2005:
Personal Representative:
George Kevin Darnell
785 Osprey Landing Drive
Lakeland, Florida 33813
Attorney for Personal Representa-
live:
C. Geoffrey Vining, Esquire
Florida Bar No. 280569
C. GEOFFREY VINING, P.A.
Post Office Box 2525
Lakeland, FL 33806-2525
Telephone: (863) 687-8320
Sept. 15, 22, 2005-3000

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT
OF' THE 10THC JUDICIAL
CIRCUIT IN AND FOR
POLK COUNTY, FLORIDA
GENERAL JURISDICTION
DIVISION
MORTGAGE ELECTRONIC REGIS-
TRATION SYSTEMS, INC., ACT-
ING SOLELY AS NOMINEE FOR
GUARANTY RESIDENTIAL LEND-
ING, INC.
Plaintiff,
vs. -
CHANDRA R.'COOPER, et al.,
Defendants. ,
Case No.
2005-CA-002401-
0000-WH
-NOTICE OF
FORECLOSURE SALE
NOTICE IS HEREBY
GIVEN pursuant to a Summary
Final Judgment of Foreclosure
Including Award of Attorneys'
Fees and Costs dated August
18, '2005, entered in Case No.
2005-CA,002401-0000-
W H of the Circuit Court of the
10TH JuJd,ual Crcut in .ind for
Polk County, Florida, wherein
MORTGAGE ELECTRONICAREGIS-
TRATION SYSTEMSi INC., ACT-
ING SOLELY AS NOMINEE FOR
GUARANTY RESIDENTIAL LEND-
ING, INC. .is the Plaintiff and
CHANDRA R. COOPER' and
-- COOPER, unknown
spouse of CHANDRA R.'COO-
PER, if married; CITY'OF LAKE-
LAND;'HARMONY HILLS HOME-
OWNERS ASSOCIATION, INC., a
Florida corporation; JOHN DOE
and JANE -DOE' is/are Defen-
dants, LIill sell to'the highest
and best bidder for cash-, iat
East Ehd of the East Cdorridor,
First -Floor,' Polk County Court-
house, 255 N. Broadway Ave-
nue, Bartow, Polk County, Flor-
ida in the" City of Bartow, Flor-
ida at 9:00 o'clock A.M., on
Monday, the rd da:, of Octo-
ber, 2005, the following de-
scribed property' as set forth in
said Summary Final Judgment-
of Foreclosure Including-Award'
of Attorneys', Fees' and.Costs,.
to Wit:, .
Lot:38, HARMON'r HILLS, .
according ,to the Plan
thereof, as recorded in Plat
Book 106, Page 32, of the.
Public Records of, Polk
County, Florida. ,
All sales are to be held at the
east end of the east corridor,! '
first floor, cn Ine Polt, County '
Courthouse, located at 255
North Broadway Avenue, Bar-
tow, Florida. Please note that ..
the main entrance js located
on Church Street. No entry; is'
possible from Broadway ,Ave-.
nue in nme event any lempo-
rary.change is necessary, ,the,
Clerk will post a "Notice of..
Change" at'the sale. location
directing the bidders lo 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 :he provision ol cer-
tain assistance. Please contact the
Office of the Court Administrator,
(863) 534-4690. winlhmn two'(2)
working days of young receipl of this
notice;,if you are heaaring or voice
impaired; call TDD (863) 534-7777'
or Florida Relay Services 711.'
DATED this 22nd day of
Audgtust, 2005. -' *
RICHARD.M. WEISS, Clerk ',
By: /s/'Yvette Johnson i; -..
Deputy CI.erk .
(Seal) :
Sept, 15, 22, 2005-2984 : -..


September 22, 2005


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT IN AND
FOR POLK COUNTY, FLORIDA
SECRETARY OF VETERANS AF-
FAIRS, 'AN OFFICER OF THE
UNITED STATES OF AMERICA,
Plaintiff,
vs. '
LEONARD 'STEVEN 'CQOCCO;
CYNTHIA A. COCCO; UN-
KNOWN TENANT I; UNKNOWN
TENANT. II;. QUEEN'S COVE
HOMEOWNERS ASSOCIATION,
,INC.; RESURGENT CAPITAL
SERVICES L.P., F/K/A ALEGIS
GROUP, L.P., and any unknown
heirs, devisees, grantees, credi-
tors, and other unknown persons
or unknown spouses claiming by,
through and under any Of the
above-named Defendants,
Defendants

CASE NO.;
53-2095-CA-3143-WH-08
NOTICE OF ACTION
TO:
LEONARD STEVEN COCCO
3520 MAJESTY LOOP
WINTER HAVEN, FL 33880
CYNTHIA A. COCCO
3520 MAJESTY LOOP
WINTER HAVEN, FL 33880
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 11, QUEENS COVE
PHASE 3A, according to the
map or plat there, as re-
corded In Plat Book 98,
Page 26, 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, to it on Shawn L. Demers,
Butler & Hosch, P.A.; 3185
SSouth 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-
" palpnt '' :'.:
WITNESS, my hand and seal ol
said Court'on the 9nh day ol Sep-
tember.'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) (86,3) 534-
7777, or Florida Relay Service
800-955-8770.
Richard M. Weiss
CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT
COURT '* ':
BY: /s/ Tamika Joiner
Deputy Clerk
(Court Seal)
Sept. 15, 22, 2005-2995




IN THE CIRCUIT COURt FOR
POLK COUNTY, FLORIDA
PROBATE DIVISION
IN RE: ESTATE OF '
RICHARD J.- O'SULLIVAN,
Deceased.
,. File No.
,. 05-CP-1847 .
Divisilo Probate
NOTICE TO CREDITORS:
The administration of the es-
tate of RICHARD J. O'SUL-
LIVAN, deceased, whose date
of death was April 27th,
2QMO, and whose .Scial Secu-
rity Number iS 040-28-9481, is
pending in the Circuit Court for
Polk.County, Florida, Probate,
Division; the address of which is
PO. 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 other persons having
claims or demands against dece-
dent's estate must file their claims
with thiscoUrt WITHIN 3 MONTHS
AFTER THE DATE OF THE
FIRST PUBLICATION 'OF- THIS.
NOTICE .
ALL CLAIMS NOT SO FILED
WILL BE FOREVERIBARRED.
NOTWITHSTANDING THE
TIME PERIODS SET FORTH
ABOVE, ANY CLAIM FILED TWO
(2) YEARS OR MORE AFTER
THE DECEDENT'S DATE OF
DEATH:IS BARRED.. :
i .The date of first publication of.
this notice is September 15. 2005.
Personal Representative:
Anna, O' Sullivan '.
3229 Stonewater-
Drive
Lakeland, FL .33803 .
TROIANO & ROBERTS, P.A. '
Attorneys for Personal Represen-
tative
317 SOUTH TENNESSEE AVE'
* N U E ' :
LAKELAND, FL 33801-4617
Telephone: (863) 686-7136'
Florida Bar No. 0847542 : "
Sept. 15, 22, 2005-3022


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-
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
Sept. 1,8, 15, 22, 2005-2879


in regard to: SEVEN HUN-
DRED EIGHTY-EIGHT DOL-
LARS ($788'00) IN U.S.
CURRENCY. Said property
was seized at or near 82 Lake
Morton Drive, in Lakeland, Polk
County, Florida, on June 13,
2005. The law enforcement
agency holding the property is
the Lakeland Police Depart-
ment. A petition seeking forfei-'
ture of the property will be
filed in the Circuit Court for
Polk County, Florida.
CHARLES E. JACOBSON, III,
ESQ.
219 North Massachusetts Ave.
Lakeland, Florida 33801
(863) 834-6994
Florida Bar No. 181424
ATTORNEY FOR CITY OF LAKE-
LAND
Sept. 22, 29, 2005-311 5


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR
POLK COUNTY, FLORIDA
RECA LIMITED PARTNERSHIP
BY LIMITED POWER OF ATTOR-
NEY FROM LIM TECK CHYE
AND LIM SIRIWAN,
Plaintiff,
vs.
DPS INVESTMENTS, INC., A
DISSOLVED FLORIDA CORPO-
RATION; JOHN R. DROSS, SR.,
D/B/A/JJ TREE SERVICE;
Defendantss.
CASE NO:
2005-CA-1460
DIVISION: 3
UCN: 532005CA000146XX-
CICI
NOTICE OF SALE
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN
THAT, PURSUANT TO THE
JUDGMENT OF FORECLOSURE
ENTERED IN THE ABOVE
CAUSE, I WILL SELL THE, PROP-
ERTY SITUATED IN POLK
COUNTY, FLORIDA DESCRIBED
,AS:
LOT 23, BLOCK "B", OA-
KHURST ADDITION TO
LAKELAND, FLORIDA, AC-
CORDING TO THE MAP OR
PLAT THEREOF AS RE-
CORDED IN PLAT BOOK 4,
PAGE 75, OF THE PUBLIC
RECORDS OF POLK
COUNTY, FLORIDA.
AT PUBLIC SALE, TO THE HIGH-
EST AND BEST BIDDER, FOR
CASH, AT 9:00 A.M. ON October
6, 2005, AT THE EAST CORRI-
DOR, FIRST FLOOR, POLK
COUNTY COURTHOUSE, 255 N.
BROADWAY AVENUE, BAR-
TOW, FLORIDA:
IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE
AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES
ACT, PERSONS NEEDING SPE-
CIAL ACCOMMODATIONS TO
PARTICIPATE IN THIS PRO-
CEEDING SHOULD CONTACT
THE A.D.A ADMINISTRATOR
FOR THE CLERK OF THE
COURT NOT.LATER THAN 7
DAYS .PRIOR TO THE .PRO-
CEEDING, AT 255 'NORTH
BROADWAY, POLK COUNTY
COURTHOUSE, BARTOW, FL
33830, 863-534-4690. IF HEAR-
ING IMPAIRED (TDD) 1-800-955-
8771, VOICE 1-800-955-8770.
THIS IS'NOT A'COURT INFOR-
MATION LINE.'
DATED: September 8, 2005.
RICHARD M.' WEISS
CLERK OF THE COURT
By: /s/ Shirley Deschamps
Deputy Clerk
(Court Seal)
Sept. 15, 22, 2005-3012


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF
FLORIDA, IN AND FOR POLK
COUNTY
GENERAL JURISDICTION DIVI-
SION
MORTGAGE ELECTRONIC REGIS-
TRATION SYSTEMS, INC.,
Plaintiff,
vs.
DALE EDWARD MATTHEWS, et
al.,
Defendant (s).
CASE NO.
53-2005-CA-002899-0000-WH-
DIv. 08
NOTICE OF ACTION
TO: DALE EDWARD MATTHEWS
Residence Unknown
,PATSY.DIANE MATTHEWS~.
Residence Unknown' p '
If, alive, and if-dead,;UI parties
claiming interest by, through, un-
der or against DALE EDWARD
MATTHEWS AND/OR PATSY DI-
ANE MATTHEWS, and all parties
having or claiming to have any
right, title or interest in the prop-
erty herein described.
YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an ac-
tion for Foreclosure of Mortgage
on the following described prop-
erty:
Lot 1, A.D. Rogers Addition,
Fort Meade, Florida, according
to the plat thereof recorded in
Plat Book 45, Page 39, of the
Public Records of Polk
County, Florida.
a/k/a 222 6th Street NE, Fort
Meade, Florida 33841.
has been filed against you and
you are required to serve a copy
of your written defenses, if any, to
it, on Stuart H. GItlitz, Attorney for
Plaintiff, whose address is 9830
S.W. 77th Avenue, Second Floor,
Miami, Florida 33156, on or before
October 17 2005. a date which is
within'thirty (30) days after the first
publication of this Notice in the
POLK COUNTY DEMOCRAT and
file the .original with the Clerk of
this Court either before service on
Plaintiff's attorney or immediately
thereafter; otherwise a default will
be .entered against you for the re-
lief demanded In the complaint.
WITNESS my hand- and the
seal of this Court this 12th day of
September, 2005. 3 .

By: /s/ Tamika Joiner
As Deputy Clerk
(Court Seal) -
Sept. 15, 22, 2005-3008



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
CASENO.: 2005DR-5618
SECTION: 01
TO: Debra McKeen
Current Address & Residence
Unknown. C
Last Known Addresses: Com-
munity Cable, Indian Lakes Es-
tates, Club House, State Road
60 East, Lake Wales, FI and
Post Office Box 7626, Indian
Lakes Estates, FL 33855
YOU ARE NOTIFIED that a pe-


SOUTHWEST 1/4 OF THE
SOUTHWEST 114 OF SEC-
TION 2, TOWNSHIP 28
SOUTH, RANGE 26 EAST;
SUBJECT TO AN INGRESS/
EGRESS EASEMENT
HEREIN RESERVED BY THE
GRANTOR AND/OR AS-
SIGNS OVER THE FOLLOW-
ING DESCRIBED PARCELS.
THE EAST 80.00 FEET OF
THAT PART OF U.S. GOV-
ERNMENT LOT 3, IN SEC-
TION 11, TOWNSHIP 28
SOUTH, ANGE 26 EAST,
POLK COUNTY FLORIDA
LYING NORTH OF STATE
ROAD' 544 AND WEST OF
THE SOUTHERLY EXTEN-
SION OF THE EAST BOUND-
ARY OF SAID SOUTHWEST
1/4 OF THE SOUTHWEST 1/4


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT
FOR POLK COUNTY,
FLORIDA
PROBATE DIVISION
IN RE: ESTATE OF
KEITH WILLIAM KENNY,
Deceased.
File Number:
05CP-1 567
NOTICE TO CREDITORS
The administration of the es-
tate of Keith William Kenny, de-
ceased, whose date of death
was January 12, 2005, File
Number 05CP-1 567, is pending
in the Circuit Court for Polk
County, Florida, Probate Divi-
sion, the address of which is
Polk County Courthouse, P.O.
Box 9000, Drawer No. CC-4,
Bartow, Florida 33831-9000.
The names and addresses of
the personal representative and
the personal representative's
attorney are set forth below.
All creditors of the decedent
and other persons having
claims or demands against de-
cedent's. estate, on whom a
copy of this notice is served
must file their claims with this
court WITHIN THE LATER OF 3
MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF
THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF
THIS NOTICE OR 30 DAYS AF-
TER THE DATE OF SERVICE OF
A COPY OF THIS NOTICE ON
THEM.
All other creditors of the de-
cedent and other persons hav-
ing claims or demands against
decedent's. estate, must file
their claims with this court
WITHIN 3 MONTHS AFTER THE
.DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICA-
TION OF THIS NOTICE.
ALL CLAIMS NOT SO FILED
WITHIN THE TIME PERIODS SET
FORTH IN SECTION 733.702 OF
THE FLORIDA PROBATE CODE
WILL BE FOREVER BARRED.
NOTWITHSTANDING THE
TIME PERIOD SET FORTH
ABOVE, ANY CLAIM FILED TWO
(2) YEARS OR MORE AFTER THE
DECEDENT'S DATE OF DEATH
IS BARRED.
The date of the first publica-
tion of this Notice is Septem
ber 15. 2005.
Personal Representative
CHRISTINE Y. KENNY
614 Tower Point Circle
Lake Wales, FL 33853
Attorney for Personal Repre-
sentative
LAWRENCE S. ALLEN, ESQ.
Florida Bar No.: 117125
2121 Ponce De Leon Blvd.
Suite 721
Coral Gables, FL 33134
Telephone: (305) 443-1 530
Sept. 15, 22, 2005-3005




IN THE CIRCUIT COURT
FOR POLK COUNTY,
FLORIDA
PROBATE DIVISION
IN RE: ESTATE OF
DEAN G..HENDRICKS,
Deceased.
File Number:
05CP-1 024
NOTICE TO CREDITORS
The administration of the es-
tate of Dean G. Hendricks, de-
ceased, whose date of death
was April' 16' 2005, i; p--.-,,
in the' CircUit Court for 'Polk
County, Florida, Probate Divi-
sion, the address of which is
Polk County Courthouse, Post
Office Box 9000, Drawer No.
CC-4419, Bartow., Florida
33830-9000. The names and.
addresses of-the personal rep-
resentative and the personal
representative's attorney are
set forth below.
All creditors of the decedent
and other persons having
claims or demands against de-
cedent's estate, on whom a
copy of this notice is served
must file their claims with this
court WITHIN THE LATER OF 3
MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF
THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF
THIS NOTICE OR 30 DAYS AF-
TER THE DATE OF SERVICE OF
A COPY OF THIS NOTICE ON
THEM.
All other creditors of the de-
cedent and other persons hav-
ing claims or demands against
decedent's estate, must file
their claims .with this court
WITHIN 3. MONTHS AFTER THE
DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICA-
TION OF THIS NOTICE.
ALL'CLAIMS NOT SO FILED
WITHIN THE TIME PERIODS SET
FORTH'IN SECTION 733.70'2 OF
THE FLORIDA. PROBATE CODE
WILL BE FOREVER BARRED.
NOTWITHSTANDING THE
TIME PERIOD SET FORTH
ABOVE, ANY CLAIM FILED TWO
(2) YEARS ORIMORE AFTER THE
DECEDENT'S DATE OF DEATH
IS BARRED.
The date of the first publica-
Stion of this Nbtice is L.l_ri-,',,
ber 15. 2005.
Leonard W. Hendricks -'
Personal Representative
1460-4 Park Shore Circle
Fort Myers, FL 33901 -
Ben H. Darby, Jr.
Attorney for Personal Repre-
sentative
Florida Bar No. 146408
Ben H. Darby, dr., P.A.
Post Office Box 2971
Lakeland, Florida 33806-2971
Telephone: (863) 688-7611
Sept. 15,.22, 2005-3025





NOTICE OF FORFEITURE

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


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN
AND FOR POLK COUNTY,
FLORIDA
LASALLE NATIONAL BANK, AS
TRUSTEE UNDER THE POOL-
ING AND SERVICING AGREE-
MENT DATED 11/1/98, SERIES
1998-4,
Plaintiff
vs.
MICHAEL H. GREEN, ET AL,
Defendants.
CASE NO:
2000CA-1733
NOTICE OF SALE
.Notice is hereby given, pursu-
ant to Final Judgment entered in
the above entitled cause, in the
Circuit Court of Polk County, Flor-
ida, I will sell the property situated
in Polk County, Florida described
as:
The East 132.0 feet of the
West 528.0 feet of the N 1/2 of
the S 1/2 of the SE 1/4 of the
SE 1/4 of Section 8, Township -
27 South, Range 23 East, sub-
ject to an easement for In-
gress-Egress purposes across
the North 25.0 feet thereof, to-
gether with an easement for
Ingress-Egress purposes
across the North 25.0 feet of
that part of the East 782 feet
of the said N1/2 of S1/2 lying
West of State Road 35A (
Kathleen Road), Polk County,
Florida.
Together with a 1981 Single
Wide Mobile Home with ID#
FH8350
Together with all improve-
ments now or hereafter
erected on the property, and
all easements, appurtenances,
and fixtures now or hereafter a
part of the property, and all re-
placements and additions.
at public sale, to the highest
and best bidder, for cash, in
the East Corridor; first floor,
Polk County Courthouse, 255.
North Broadway, Bartow, Polk
County, Florida will be held at
9:00 o'clock, A.M., on Seotem-
ber 29, 2005.
All sales are to be held at the east
end of the east corridor, first floor,
of the Polk County Courthouse lo-
cated at 255 North Broadway Ave-
nue, Bartow, Florida. Please note
that the main entrance is located
on Church Street. No entry is pos-
sible from Broadway Avenue. In
the event any temporary change is
necessary, the Clerk will post a "
Notice of Change" at the sale loca-
tion directing the bidders to the
temporary sale location.
If you are a person with a dis-
ability who needs any accom-
modation in order to partici-
pate in this proceeding, you are
entitled, at no cost to you, to
the provision of certain assis-
tance. Please contact the Of-
fice of the Court Administrator,
(863) 534-4690, within two
(2) working days of your re-
ceipt of this notice; if you are
hearing or voice impaired, call
(TDD) (863) 534-7777, or
Florida Relay Service 711.
RICHARD M. WEISS
Clerk of the Circuit Court
By: /s/ Felicia Borders
Deputy Clerk
(Seal)
Sept 15, 22,2005-2991



IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN
AND FOR POLK COUNTY,
FLORIDA
CAPITAL INCOME FUND, LLC, a
California Limited Liability Com-
pany,
Plaintiff,
VS.
CONSTRUCTION MATERIAL
MANUFACTURERS OF CEN-
TRAL FLORIDA, LLC, a Florida
Limited Liability Company and
MU.R.G., LLC, a Florida Limited
Liability Company, and BRYAN
DAMATO, individually,
Defendants.
/
-and
PALM BEACH GROUP INVEST-
MENTS, INC., a Florida corpora-
tion,
Plaintiff,
vs.
CONSTRUCTION MATERIAL
MANUFACTURERS OF CEN-
TRAL FLORIDA, LLC, a Florida
Limited Liability Company and
CAPITAL INCOME FUND, LLC, a
California.Limited Liability Com-
pany,.
Defendants.
CASE NO.:
2004CA-1168
Consolidated with
Case No.:
2Q04CA-2401 "
NOTICE OF SALE
Notice is hereby given that pur-,
suant.to a Final Judgment entered
in the above entitled cause in the
Circuit Court of Polk County, Flor-
ida the following described prop-
erty: '
THE EAST 653.69 FEET OF
THE SOUTHWEST 1/4 OF
THE SOUTHWEST 1/4 OF
SECTION 02, TOWNSHIP 28
SOUTH, RANGE 26 EAST,
POLK COUNTY, LESS AND
EXCEPT THE NORTH, EAST
AND SOUTH 25 FEET FOR
RIGHT OF WAY SHOWN ,ON
THE PLAT OF LUCERNE
PARK FRUIT ASSOCIATION
AS RECORDED IN PLAT
BOOK 3, PAGE 67 OF THE
PUBLIC RECORDS OF
POLK COUNTY, FLORIDA,
SAID .PARCEL BEING A
PART OF LOTS 296 AND 299
OF SAID LUCERNE PARK
FRUIT ASSOCIATION, PLUS
THE EAST 653.69 FEET OF
THAT PART OF U.S. GOV-
ERNMENT LOT 3 OF SEC-
TION 11, TOWNSHIP 28
SOUTH, RANGE 26 EAST,
POLK COUNTY, FLORIDA,
LYING NORTH OF COUN-
TRY ROAD 544. AND WEST
OF THE SOUTHERLY EX-
TENSION OF THE EAST
BOUNDARY OF SAID


OF SECTION 2, TOWNSHIP
28 SOUTH, RANGE 26 EAST,
POLK COUNTY, FLORIDA
AND SUBJECT TO THE
RIGHT OF INGRESS AND
EGRESS OVER THE EAST
80.00 FEET OF THE SOUTH
25.00 FEET OF THE SOUTH-
WEST 1/4 OF THE SOUTH-
WEST 1/4 OF SECTION 2,
TOWNSHIP 28 SOUTH,
RANGE 26 EAST THE SAME
BEING A PORTION OF THE
UNDEDICATED PLATTED
RIGHT OF WAY SHOWN ON
THE PLAT OF LUCERNE
PARK FRUIT ASSOCIATION
AS RECORDED IN PLAT
BOOK 3, PAGE 67, OF THE
PUBLIC RECORDS OF
POLK COUNTY FLORIDA.
SAID RIGHT OF INGRESS/
EGRESS IS RESERVED BY
THE GRANTOR AND/OR AS-
SIGNS IN THE EVENT THAT
SAID RIGHT OF WAY IS VA-
CATED. TOGETHER WITH
AN INGRESS/EGRESS AND
UTILITY EASEMENT OVER
THE WEST 25 FEET OF
THAT PART OF U.S. GOV-
ERNMENT LOT 3 IN SEC-
TION 11, TOWNSHIP 28
SOUTH, RANGE 26 EAST
LYING NORTH OF STATE
ROAD 544 AND EAST OF
THE SOUTHERLY EXTEN-
SION OF THE EAST BOUND-
ARY OF SAID SOUTHWEST
1/4 OF THE SOUTHWEST 1/4
OF SECTION 2, TOWNSHIP
28 SOUTH, RANGE 26 EAST,
POLK COUNTY, FLORIDA.
AND AN INGRESS/EGRESS
AND UTILITY EASEMENT
OVER THAT PART OF THE
UNDEDICATED PLATTED
RIGHT OF WAY AS SHOWN
ON THE PLAT OF LAKE LU-
CERNE PARK FRUIT ASSO-
CIATION PLAT BOOK 3,
PAGE 67, OF THE PUBLIC
RECORDS OF POLK
COUNTY, FLORIDA DE-
SCRIBED AS: THE WEST 25
FEET OF THE SOUTH 25
FEET OF THE SOUTHEAST
1/4 OF THE SOUTHWEST 1/4
IN SECTION 2, TOWNSHIP
28 SOUTH, RANGE 26 EAST,
SAID EASEMENT HEREIN
GRANTED TO THE
GRANTEE IN'THE EVENT
SAID RIGHT OF WAY IS VA-
CATED.
offered for public sale, to the
highest and best bidder for
cash, at the East End of the
East Corridor of the Polk
County Courthouse, 255 N.
Broadway Avenue, Bartow, Polk
County, Florida, at 9:00 a.m..on
October 3, 2005.
All sales are to be held at the east
end of the east corridor, first floor,
of the Polk County Courthouse lo-
cated at 255 North Broadway Ave-
nue, Bartow, Florida. Please note
that the main entrance is located
on Church Street. No entry is pos-
sible from Broadway Avenue. In
the event any temporary change is
necessary, the Clerk will post a "
Notice of Change" at the sale loca-
tion directing the bidders to the
temporary sale location.
If you are a person with disabilities
who needs any accommodation in
order to participate in this pro-
ceeding, you are entitled at no
cost to you, to the provision of cer-
tain assistance: .Please contact the
Office of.the Court Administrator,
(863) 534-4690, within two (2)
working days of your receipt of this
notice; if you are hearing or voice
impaired, call TDD (863) 534-7777
or Florida Relay Services 711.
Witness my hand and seal this 1st
day of September, 2005.
RICHARD M. WEISS
Clerk of Circuit Courts
By: /s/ Felicia Borders
As Deputy Clerk
(COURT SEAL)
Sept. 15, 22, 2005-2989

POLK COUNTY DEMOCRAT
#2005-0735
SALE DATE: 10/1 3/2005
NOTICE OF APPLICATION
FOR TAX DEED
(CHAPTER 197.512 -
FLORIDA STATUTES)
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT
ROY J OR JANET ODOM
the holder of the following cer-
tificates, has filed said certifi-
cates for a'tax deed to be is-
sued thereon. The certificate
numbers and years of issuance,
the description of the property
and the names in which it was
assessed are as follows:
CERTIFICATE NO.
14612
YEARS OF ISSUANCE
6/6/2000
DESCRIPTION OF PROP-
ERTY:
E 165 FT OF W 990 FT
OF S1/4 OF W3/4 OF
SEC LESS S 990 FT BE-
ING LOT 542 OF UNREC
CENTRAL GROVE ESTS
Section 28, Township
30, Range 26
PROPERTY ID NUMBER:
28-30-26-000000-
044150
Name in which assessed: WIL-
BUR BUNKE
All of said property being in the
County of Polk, State of Flor-
ida. To redeem property, pay-
ment must be made by Cashi-
er's Check or Money Order. NO
PERSONAL CHECKS WILL BE
ACCEPTED. Unless such certifi-
cate shall be redeemed accord-
ing to law, the property de-
scribed in such certificate or
certificates will be sold to the
highest bidder for CASH at the
Polk County Courthouse, Main
Lobby, exact location to be
posted in Main Lobby on date
of sale, on the second Thurs-
day in the Month of October
which is the 1 3th day of Octo-
ber. 2005 beginning at 8:30
A.M. with lunch recess at Noon,
until completion; and, if neces-
sary, continue on a day to day
basis under the same condi-


Judgment of Foreclosure Sale
dated July 8, 2005, entered in Civil
Case No. 53-2005CA-002260-
0000 (07) of the Circuit Court of
the Tenth Judicial Circuit in and for
Polk County, Florida, wherein the
WACHOVIA BANK, N.A., AS
TRUSTEE (BAYVIEW), Plaintiff,
and CELEBRATION VACATION,
INC., TROPICANA RESORT
CONDOMINIUM ASSOCIATION,
INC., UNITED STATES OF
AMERICA, STATE OF FLORIDA
'DEPARTMENT OF REVENUE,
POLK COUNTY TAX COLLEC-
TOR, PAULO B. CARAM, UN-
KNOWN TENANTS) IN POS-
SESSION #1, AND #2, et al., are
Defendants.
I will sell to the highest and best
bidder for cash at the East Corri-
dor, First Floor, in the Polk County


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR
POLK COUNTY, FLORIDA
PROBATE DIVISION
IN RE: ESTATE OF
HELEN M. PLATZ
Deceased.
File No.

NOTICE TO CREDITORS
The administration of the es-
tate of Helen M. Platz, de-
ceased, whose date of death
was July 7th. 2005. and
whose Social Security Number
is 344-16-4141, is pending in
the Circuit Court for POQLK
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 Sep-
tember 8 2005
Personal Representative:
J. KELLY KENNEDY
1981st St S
Winter Haven, FL 33880
LAW OFFICES OF J. KELLY
KENNEDY.
Attorneys for Personal Represen-
tative
1981 ST ST S
WINTER HAVEN, FL 33880-3004
Telephone: (863) 294-1114
Florida Bar No. 0375871
Sept. 8:15, 22, 2005-2952

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR
POLK COUNTY, FLORIDA
PROBATE DIVISION
IN RE: ESTATE OF
ARTHUR C. KNAPP
Deceased.
File No.
05CP-2123
NOTICE TO CREDITORS
The administration of the es-
tate, of ARTHUR C. KNAPP,
deceased, whose date of death
was October 19th, 2005,
and whose Social Security Num-
ber is 104-05-2810, is pending
in the Circuit Court for POLK
County, Florida, Probate Divi-
sion, the address of which is
Post Office Box 9000,
Drawer CC-4, Bartow,
Florida 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 c6py 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 ihe first publication
of this Notice is Thursday Sep-
tember 22. 2005.
Personal Representative:
CORA ANN MAKING
6529 Lakeside Rd.
Ontario, NY 14519
LAW OFFICES OF J. KELLY
KENNEDY
Attorneys for Personal Represen-
tative
198 1STSTS
WINTER HAVEN, FL 33880-3004
Telephone: (863) 294-1114
Florida Bar No. 0375871
Sept. 22, 29, 2005-3107


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN
AND FOR POLK COUNTY,
FLORIDA
WACHOVIA BANK, N.A., AS
TRUSTEE (BAYVIEW),
PLAINTIFF,
VS.
CELEBRATION VACATION, INC.,
TROPICANA RESORT CONDO-
MINIUM ASSOCIATION, INC.,
UNITED STATES OF AMERICA,
STATE OF FLORIDA DEPART-
MENT OF REVENUE, POLK
COUNTY TAX COLLECTOR,
PAULO B. CARAM, UNKNOWN
TENANTS) IN POSSESSION #1,
AND #2, et al.,
DEFENDANTSS.
CASE NO:
53-2005CA-002260-0000
SECTION: 07
NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE
SALE
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN
that pursuant to a Final Summary


order to participate in this pro-
ceeding, you are entitled, at no
cost to you, to the provision of cer-
tain assistance. Please contact the
Office of the Court Administrator,
(863) 534-4690, within two (2)
working days of your receipt of this
notice; if you are hearing or voice
impaired, call (TDD) (863) 534-
7777. or Florida Relay Service
711.
DATED at BARTOW this 12th
day of September, 2005.
RICHARD M. WEISS
CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT
COURT
POLK County, Florida *
By: /s/ Yvette Johnson
Deputy Clerk
(Court Seal)
Sept. 22, 29, 2005-3091


Courthouse, 255 North Broadway,
Bartow, FL 33831, at 9:00 A.M. on
the 13th day of October, 2005, the
following described property Polk
County, Florida:
UNIT 447, TROPICANA RE-
SORT, A CONDOMINIUM,
ACCORDING TO THE DEC-
LARATION OF CONDOMIN-
IUM THEREOF, AS RE-
CORDED IN OFFICIAL RE-
CORDS BOOK 4020, PAGE
0274, PUBLIC RECORDS OF
POLK COUNTY, FLORIDA,
TOGETHER WITH AN UNDI-
VIDED INTEREST IN THE
COMMON ELEMENTS
THERETO.
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.
WITNESS my hand and the
seal of the court on September 12,
2005.
RICHARD M. WEISS
CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT
COURT
By: /s/ Yvette Johnson
Deputy Clerk
(COURT SEAL)
Sept. 22, 29, 2005-3088



IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
10TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF
FLORIDA, IN AND FOR POLK
COUNTY
UNION PLANTERS BANK, N.A.
D/B/A REGIONS MORTGAGE
F/K/A REAL ESTATE FINANC-
ING, INC.
-vs-
NANCY K. HESTER; AAMES
CAPITAL CORPORATION D/B/A
AAMES HOME LOAN; ARISTAR
MORTGAGE COMPANY; UN-
KNOWN PARTIES IN POSSES-
SION #1; UNKNOWN PARTIES
IN POSSESSION #2; IF LIVING
AND ALL UNKNOWN PARTIES
CLAIMING BY, THROUGH, UN-
DER AND AGAINST THE ABOVE
NAMED DEFENDANTS) WHO
ARE NOT KNOWN TO BE DEAD
OR ALIVE, WHETHER SAID UN-
KNOWN PARTIES MAY CLAIM
AN INTEREST AS SPOUSES,
HEIRS, DEVISEES, GRANTEES,
OR OTHER CLAIMANTS,
DEFENDANTS.
NO. 05-CA-1918
Division#: 4
AMENDED NOTICE OF SALE
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN
pursuant to an Order Reschedul-
ing Foreclosure Sale dated Sep-
tember 6, 2005, entered in Civil
Case No. 05-CA-1918 of the Cir-
cuit Court of the 10TH Judicial Cir-
cuit in and'for POLK County, Flor-
ida, wherein UNION PLANTERS
BANK, N.A. D/B/A REGIONS
MORTGAGE F/K/A REAL ES-
TATE FINANCING, INC., Plaintiff
and NANCY K. HESTER are de-
fendant(s), I will sell to the highest
and best bidder for cash, AT THE
EAST END OF THE EAST COR-
RIDOR, FIRST FLOOR, POLK
COUNTY COURTHOUSE, 255
NORTH BROADWAY AVENUE,
BARTOW, FLORIDA, AT 9:00 AM,
MAIN ENTRANCE IS ON
CHURCH STREET, NO ENTRY
AVAILABLE ON BROADWAY
AVE. at 9:00 a.m. October 10,
2005, the following described
property as set forth in said Final
Judgment, to-wit:
COMMENCE AT THE
SOUTHEAST CORNER OF
LOT 75 OF INWOOD UNIT
NUMBER FIVE, ACCORDING
TO PLAT THEREOF RE-
CORDED IN PLAT BOOK 14,
PAGES 1 AND 1A, RUN
THENCE SOUTH 89 DE-
GREES 11 MINUTES WEST,
77.04 FEET ALONG THE
SOUTH LOT LINE TO THE
POINT OF BEGINNING,
THENCE NORTH 00 DE-
GREES 49 MINUTES WEST,
79.18 FEET TO THE NORTH
LINE OF THE SOUTH 24
FEET OF LOT 74, THENCE
SOUTH 89 DEGREES 11
MINUTES WEST, 132.45
FEET TO THE NORTHWEST
CORNER OF THE SOUTH 24
FEET OF LOT 74, THENCE
SOUTH 25 DEGREES 08
MINUTES EAST, 84.0 FEET
ALONG THE WEST LINE OF
LOT 75, THENCE NORTH 89
DEGREES 11 MINUTES

EAST, 97.96 FEET TO THE
POINT OF BEGINNING,
LESS AND EXCEPT THAT
PARCEL OF LAND OUTSIDE
A 10 FOOT RADIUS IN THE
SOUTHWEST CORNER OF
LOT 75 FOR STREET PUR-
POSES, PUBLIC RECORDS
OF POLK COUNTY, FLOR-
IDA.
All sales are to be held at the east
end of the east corridor, first floor,
of the Polk County Courthouse lo-
cated at 255 North Broadway Ave-
nue, Bartow, Florida. Please note
that the main entrance is located
on Church Street. No entry is pos-
sible from Broadway Avenue. In
the event any temporary change is
necessary, the Clerk will post a "
Notice of Change" at the sale loca-
tion directing the bidders to the
temporary sale location.
If you are a person with a disability
who needs any accommodation in


tions as the first sale day, dur-
ing the regular hours of the
Clerk's Office until completion.
IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE
AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES
ACT, PERSONS WITH DISABILI-
TIES NEEDING A SPECIAL AC-
COMMODATION TO REVIEW
TAX DEED SALES SHOULD CON-
TACT: CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT
COURT, ATTN: TAX DEED DEPT,
255 N. BROADWAY, BARTOW,
FLORIDA 33830-9000 TELE-
PHONE (863) 534-4528 OR
534-4529.
DATED this 9/1/2005.
RICHARD M. WEISS,
CLERK OF CIRCUIT COURT
POLK COUNTY, FLORIDA
By: MARY ANN PETROVICH
Sept. 8, 15, 22, 29, 2005-
2926









September 22, 2005 The Polk County Democrat


I 0


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
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 luagmJT.T "
or order for the relief o.rrnanrded
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, 15, 22, 2005-2852



IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
TEN TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN
AND FOR POLK COUNTY,
FLORIDA
FIFTH THIRD BANK, (as assignee
and substituted Plaintiff for Florida
Quality Homes, Inc.),
Plaintiff,
vs.
KAREN WILLIAMS-HELM,
Defendant(s).
CASE NO.
2004-CA-3825
NOTICE OF SALE
TO WHOM IT MAY CONCERN:
YOU ARE HEREBY NOTIFIED
that under the power of sale in
the matter now pending in the
Circuit Court of Polk County,
State of.Florida, pursuant to a
final decree of foreclosure in
the above-styled cause, signed
the 6th day of August, 2005,
the undersigned Clerk will offer
for sale at public auction to the
highest bidder for cash, at the
East entrance of the Polk
County Courthouse, 255 N.
Broadway Avenue, Bartow, Flor-
ida, on the 6th day of October,
,2005, at 11:00 a.m. the.parcel
of land described as follows:
LOT 43, PARADISE
WOODS PHASE 2, AC-
CORDING TO THE
PLAT THEREOF AS RE-
CORDED IN PLAT
BOOK 116, PAGES 29
AND 30, PUBLIC RE-
CORDS OF POLK
COUNTY, FLORIDA.
Together with all improvements,
tenements, hereditaments, and
appurtenances thereto belonging
or appertaining.
All sales are to be held at the
east end of the east corridor,
first floor, of the Polk County
Courthouse located at 255
North Broadway Avenue, Bar-
tow, Florida. Please note that
the main entrance is located on
Church Street. No entry is pos-
sible from Broadway Avenue. In
the event any temporary
change of location is neces-
sary, the Clerk shall post a "No-
tice of Change" at the sale lo-
cation directing the bidders to
the temporary sale location.
If you are a person with disabili-
ties who needs any accommo-
dation in order to participate in
this proceeding, you are enti-
tled at no cost to you, to the
provision of certain assistance.
Please contact the Office of
the Court Administrator, (863)
534-4690, within two (2)
working days of your receipt of
this notice; if you are hearing
or voice impaired, call TDD
(863) 534-7777 or Florida Re-
lay Services 711.
DATED': September 8 20Q5.
CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT
COURT
By: /s/'Shirley Descharnpa
As Deputy Clerk
(Seal)
Sept. 15, 22, 2005-3013


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT
OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL
CIRCUIT IN AND FOR
POLK COUNTY, FLORIDA
EDWARD O. 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.Noticq. 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, 15, 22, 2005-2851

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN
AND FOR POLK COUNTY,
FLORIDA
HPJ DEVELOPMENT COMPANY,
INC., a Florida corporation,
Plaintiff,
Vs.
THOMAS E. SHAFER and DI-
ANNE L. SHAFER, his wife; ANY
AND ALL UNKNOWN PARTIES
CLAIMING BY, THROUGH, UN-
DER, AND AGAINST THE
HEREIN NAMED INDIVIDUAL
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; PIONEER
TRAILS PROPERTY :OWNERS'
ASSOCIATION, INC.; and TEN-
ANT #1 and TENANT #2, the
names being fictitious to account
for parties in possession,
Defendant.
Case Number:
53-2005CA-001633-0000-00-
LK
DIVISION: 4
NOTICE OF SALE
Notice is hereby given that pur-
suant to a Final Summary Judg-
ment Foreclosure entered in the
above-entitled cause in the Circuit
Court of Polk County, Florida, I will
sell the property situate in Polk
County, Florida, described as:
LOT 01, PIONEER TRAILS,
ACCORDING TO THE' PLAT
THEREOF AS RECORDED IN
PLAT BOOK 104, PAGE(S) 50
AND 51, PUBLIC RECORDS OF
POLK COUNTY, FLORIDA (3897
PIONEER TRAILS STREET,
LAKELAND, FLORIDA).
'at public sale, to the highest
and best bidder for cash, at the
East Corridor, First Floor, Polk
County Courthouse, 255 North
Broadway, Polk County in Bar-
tow, Florida, at 9:00 A.M. on
the "Cb day of October, 2005.
All sales are to be held at the.east
end of the east corridor, first floor,
of the Polk County Courthpuse lo-.
cated at 255 North Broadway Ave-
nue, Bartow, Florida. Please note
that the main entrance is located
on Church Street. No entry is pos-
sible from Broadway Avenue. In
the event any temporary change is
necessary, the Clerk will post a "
Notice of Change" at the sale loca-
tion directing the bidders to the
temporary sale location.
If you are a person with disabilities
who needs any accommodation in
order to participate in this pro-
ceeding, you are entitled at no
cost to you, to the provision of cer-
tain assistance. Please contact the
Office of the Court Administrator,'
.(863) 534-4690, within two (2)
working days of your receipt of this
notice; if you are hearing or voice
impaired, call TDD (863) 534-7777
or Florida Relay Services 711.
RICHARD M. WEISS
Clerk of Circuit Courts
By /s/ Shirley Deschamps
Deputy Clerk
(Court Seal)
Sept. 15, 22, 2005-3011


S


POLK COUNTY DEMOCRAT
#2005-0751
SALE DATE: 10/13/2005
NOTICE OF APPLICATION
FOR TAX DEED
(CHAPTER 197.512 -
FLORIDA STATUTES)
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT
POLK COUNTY
the holder of the following cer-
tificates, has filed said certifi-
cates for a tax deed to be is-
sued thereon. The certificate
numbers and years of issuance,
the description of the property
and the names in which it was
assessed are as follows:
CERTIFICATE NO.
11604.
YEARS OF ISSUANCE
5/31/2002
DESCRIPTION OF PROP-
ERTY:
PARCEL B OF UNREC
SURVEY DESC AS COMM
AT SW COR OF NW 1/4
OF SW 1/4 RUN E
456.06 FT N 422.74 FT
TO POB W 208.71 FT N
06 DEG 37 MIN 08 SEC
W 208.71 FT E 208.71
FT S 06 DEG 37 MIN 08
SEC E 208.71 FT TO POB
Section 28, Township
30, Range 25
PROPERTY ID NUMBER:
28-30-25-000000-
043030
Name in which assessed:
JAMES C SPIVEY
All of said property being in the
County of Polk, State of Flor-
ida. To redeem property, pay-
ment must be made by Cashi-
er's Check or Money Order. NO
PERSONAL CHECKS WILL BE
ACCEPTED. Unless such certifi-
cate shall be redeemed accord-
ing to law, the property de-
scribed in such certificate or
certificates will be sold to the
highest bidder for CASH at the
Polk County Courthouse, Main
Lobby, exact location to be
posted in Main Lobby on date
of sale, on the second Thurs-
day in the Month of October
which is the 1 3th day of Octo-
.ber. 2005 beginning at 8:30
A.M. with lunch recess at Noon,
until completion; and, if neces-
sary, continue on a day to day
basis under the same condi-
tions as the first sale day, dur-
ing the regular hours of the
Clerk's Office until completion.
IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE
AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES
ACT, PERSONS WITH DISABILI-
TIES NEEDING A SPECIAL AC-
COMMODATION TO REVIEW
TAX DEED SALES SHOULD CON-
TACT: CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT
COURT, ATTN: TAX DEED DEPT,
255 N. BROADWAY, BARTOW,
FLORIDA 33830-9000 TELE-
PHONE (863) 534-4528 OR
534-4529.
DATED this 9/1/2005.
RICHARD M. WEISS,
CLERK OF CIRCUIT COURT
POLK COUNTY, FLORIDA
By: MARY ANN PETROVICH
Sept. 8, 15, 22, 29, 2005-
2924

POLK COUNTY DEMOCRAT
#2005-0750
SALE DATE: 10/13/2005
NOTICE OF APPLICATION
FOR TAX DEED-
(CHAPTER 197.512 -
FLORIDA STATUTES)
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT
POLK COUNTY
the holder of the following cer-
tificates, has filed said certifi-
cates for a tax deed to be is-
sued thereon. The certificate
numbers and years of issuance,
the description of the property
and the names in which it was
assessed are as follows:
CERTIFICATE NO.
1 1582
YEARS OF ISSUANCE
5/31/2002
DESCRIPTION OF PROP-
ERTY:
PINEHURST SUB PB 10
PGS 6 TO 9 S17 T30
R25 & S1(6 T30 R25 BLK
7 LOTS 37 TO 39
Section 17, Township
30, Range 25
PROPERTY ID NUMBER:
17-30-25-429532-
007370
Name in which assessed:
TOMMY FRANKLIN COLE
All of said property being in the
County of Polk, State of Flor-
ida. To redeem property, pay-"
ment must be made by Cashi-
er's Check or Money Order. NO
PERSONAL CHECKS WILL BE
ACCEPTED. Unless such certifi-
cate shall be redeemed accord-
ing to law, the property de-
scribed in such certificate or
certificates will be sold to the
highest bidder for CASH at the
Polk County Courthouse, Main
Lobby, exact location to be
posted in Main Lobby on date
of sale, on the second Thurs-
day in the Month of OQctogber
which is the 13th day of Octo-
ber. 2005 beginning at 8:30
A.M. with lunch recess at Noon,
until completion; and, if neces-
sary, continue on a day to day
basis under the same condi-
tions as the.first sale day, dur-
ing the regular hours of the
Clerk's Office until completion.
IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE
AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES
ACT, PERSONS WITH DISABILI-
TIES NEEDING A SPECIAL AC-
COMMODATION TO REVIEW
TAX DEED SALES SHOULD CON-
TACT: CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT
COURT, ATTN: TAX DEED DEPT,
255 N. BROADWAY, BARTOW,
FLORIDA 33830-9000 TELE-
PHONE (863) 534-4528 OR
534-4529.
DATED this 9/1/2005.
RICHARD M. WEISS,
CLERK OF CIRCUIT COURT
POLK COUNTY, FLORIDA,
By: MARY ANN PETROVICH
Sept. 8, 15, 22, 29, 2005-
2923


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 800-955-
8770.
WITNESS my hand and official
seal of said Court this l2th day.
of September, 2005.
Richard Weiss
CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT
COURT
BY: /s/ Shirley Deschamps
Deputy Clerk
(Court Seal)r
Sept. 22, 29, 2005-3096


If you are a person with disabili-
ties who needs any accommo-
dation in order to participate in
this proceeding, you are enti-
tled at no cost to you, to the
provision of certain assistance.
Please contact the Office of
the Court Administrator, (863)
534-4690, within two (2)
working days of your receipt of
this notice; if you are hearing
or voice impaired, call TDD
(863) 534-7777 or Florida Re-
lay Services 711.
DATED THIS September 1,
2005.
RICHARD M. WEISS
CLERK OF CIRCUIT COURT
By /s/ Felicia Borders
Deputy Clerk
(Seal)
Sept. 15, 22, 2005-2990


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT
OF THE 10th JUDICIAL
CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR
POLK COUNTY, FLORIDA
GENERAL JURISDICTION
DIVISION
GREEN TREE SERVICING, LLC,
F/K/A CONSECO FINANCE
SERVICING CORP.,
PLAINTIFF
VS.
LOUISE COMACHO A/K/A LOU-
ISE CAMACHO, IF LIVING, AND
IF DEAD, THE UNKNOWN
SPOUSE, HEIRS, DEVISEES,
GRANTEES, ASSIGNEES, LIEN-
ORS, CREDITORS, TRUSTEES
AND ALL OTHER PARTIES
CLAIMING AN INTEREST BY,
THROUGH, UNDER OR
AGAINST LOUISE COMACHO
A/K/A LOUISE CAMACHO; UN-
KNOWN SPOUSE OF LOUISE
COMACHO A/K/A LOUISE CA-
MACHO, IF ANY; JOHN DOE
AND JANE DOE AS UNKNOWN
TENANTS IN POSSESSION
DEFENDANTS)
CASE NO:
53-2005-CA-2077-SEC 04
NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE
SALE
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN
pursuant to a Summary Final
Judgment of Foreclosure dated
September 2, 2005 entered in Civil
Case No. 53-2005-CA-2077 SEC
04 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 7th day of October, 2005 the
following described property as set
forth in said Summary Final Judg-
ment, to-wit:
THE WEST 49 FEET OF
LOT 1, BLOCK 55,
H.L. BROWNS RESUB-
DIVISION OF GILMO-
RE'S ADDITION TO
LAKELAND, ACCORD-
ING TO THE PLAT
THEREOF AS RE-
CORDED IN PLAT
BOOK 4, PAGE 73, 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, 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 7th day of Septem-
ber, 2005.
RICHARD M. WEISS
Clerk. of the'Circuit Court
By: /s/ Shirley Deschamps
Deputy Clerk
(CIRCUIT COURT SEAL)
Sept. 15, 22, 2005-3015





IN THE CIRCUIT COURT IN AND
FOR POLK COUNTY, FLORIDA
EMC MORTGAGE CORPORA-
TION,
Plaintiff,
vs.
ALICIA A. POPE; UNKNOWN
SPOUSE OF ALICIA A. POPE;
UNKNOWN TENANT I; UN-
KNOWN TENANT II, and any. un-
known. heirs, devisees, grantees,
creditors, and other unknown per-
sons or unknown spouses claim-
ing by, through and under any of
the above named Defendants,
Defendants.
CASE NO.:
53-2005-CA-2377-WH-04
NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE
SALE
NOTICE is hereby given that
the undersigned Clerk of the Cir-
cui rt of Polk County, Florida,
will on the 14th day of October.
2005, at 9:00 o'clock A.M., at the
East corridor, first floor, 255 N.
Broadway in Bartow, Florida
33830 offer for sale and sell at
public outcry to the highest and
best bidder for cash, the following-
described property situate in Polk
County, Florida:
LOT 81, OF COUNTRY
VIEW ESTATES,
PHASE 3, ACCORDING
TO THE MAP OR PLAT
THEREOF AS RE-
CORDED IN PLAT
BOOK 94, PAGES 18
THRU 23, INCLUSIVE,
OF THE PUBLIC RE-
CORDS OF POLK
COUNTY, FLORIDA.
pursuant to the Final Judgment
entered in a case pending in
said Court, the style of which is
indicated above.
All sales are to be held at the east
end of the east corridor, first floor,
of the Polk County Courthouse 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.


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN
AND FOR POLK COUNTY, FLOR-
IDA
CIVIL DIVISION
IN RE: FORFEITURE OF:
SIX HUNDRED FORTY-THREE
AND NO/100 DOLLARS
($643.00) UNITED STATES
CURRENCY

CASE NO.: 2005CA-003259
SECTION: 11
NOTICE OF FORFEITURE
PROCEEDINGS
Victor Trejo
2143 Highway 17 South
Bartow, Florida 33830
AND ALL OTHER PER-
SONS who claim an interest in
the above-captioned property:
Grady Judd, as Sher-
iff of Polk County, Florida, ("
Polk County Sheriff's Office"),
gives notice of forfeiture pro-
ceedings pursuant to Sections
932.701-707, Florida Statutes,
in regard to the above-de-
scribed .property ("Captioned
Property").
1. Captioned Property was
seized in or near Lakeland, in
Polk County, Florida on or
about July 23, 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 iii and for
Polk County on or about Sep-
tember 1, 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 6th day
of September. 2005.
CASSANDRA L. DENMARK, ES-
QUIRE
Polk County Sheriff's Office
455 North Broadway
Bartow, Florida 33830
(863) 534-6351
Florida Bar #0553247
Sept. 15, 22, 2005-2993







IN THE CIRCUIT COURT
OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL
CIRCUIT OF THE STATE
OF FLORIDA, IN AND FOR
POLK COUNTY
CIVIL DIVISION
GREEN TREE SERVICING LLC
SUCCESSOR SERVICE FOR
GREENPOINT CREDIT, LLC.
Plaintiff,
vs.
WILLIAM J. CONBOY A/K/A
WILLIAM JOSEPH OiQNBOY; THE.
UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF WILLIAM
J. CONBOY A/K/A WILLIAM JO-
SEPH CONBOY, IF LIVING, IN-
CLUDING ANY UNKNOWN
SPOUSE OF SAID
DEFENDANTSS, IF REMARRIED,
AND IF DECEASED, THE RE-
SPECTIVE UNKNOWN HEIRS, DE-
VISEES, GRANTEES, ASSIGNEES,
CREDITORS, LIENORS, AND'
TRUSTEES, AND.ALL OTHER
PERSONS CLAIMING BY,
THROUGH, UNDER OR AGAINST
THE NAMED DEFENDANTSS;
UNKNOWN TENANT #1: UN-
KNOWN TENANT #2,
Defendant(s).
CASE NO.
53-2005-CA-002305-
0000-00-SEC 08
NOTICE OF SALE
Notice is hereby given that,
pursuant to a Final Summary
Judgment of Foreclosure en-
tered in the above-styled
cause, in the Circuit Court of
Polk County, Florida, I will sell
the property situate in Polk
County, Florida, described as:
LOT 254, COUNTRY VIEW
ESTATES PHASE 3A, AC-
CORDING TO THE MAP OR
PLAT THEREOF, AS RE-
CORDED IN PLAT BOOK
101, PAGE 31, OF THE PUB-
LIC RECORDS OF POLK'
COUNTY, FLORIDA.
To Include a:
1999 REDMAN DOUBLE
WIDE MOBILE HOME VIN
FLA14614754A, TITLE NO.
81498937
1999 REDMAN DOUBLE
WIDE MOBILE HOME VIN
FLA14614754B, TITLE NO.
81499487
A/K/A 7030 DOVE CROSS
LOOP, LAKELAND, FLOR-
IDA 33810..
at public sale, to the high-
est and best bidder, for
cash, at the East End of the
East Corridor, First Floor,
Polk County Courthouse,
255 North Broadway Ave-
nue, Bartow, Florida at 9:00
o'clock A.M., or as soon
thereafter 9_OQ A.M., the
3rd day of Otober, 2005.
All sales are to be held at the
east end of the east corridor,
first floor, of the Polk County
Courthouse located at 255
North Broadway Avenue, Bar-
tow, Florida. Please note that
the main entrance is located on
Church Street. Noentry is pos-
sible from Broadway Avenue. In
the event any, temporary
change of location is neces-
sary, the Clerk shall post a "No
tice of Change" at the sale lo-
cation directing the bidders to
the temporary sale location.


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.
RHONDA G. LOVE, IF LIVING,
AND IF DEAD, THE UNKNOWN
SPOUSE, HEIRS, DEVISEES,
GRANTEES, ASSIGNEES, LIEN-
ORS, CREDITORS, TRUSTEES
AND ALL OTHER PARTIES
CLAIMING AN INTEREST BY,
THROUGH, UNDER OR
AGAINST RHONDA G. LOVE;
UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF
RHONDA G. LOVE, IF ANY;
MCARTHUR TERMITE AND
PEST CONTROL, INC.; MID-
FLORIDA FEDERAL CREDIT UN-
ION F/K/A MIDFLORIDA
SCHOOLS FEDERAL CREDIT
UNION; JOHN DOE AND JANE
DOE AS UNKNOWN TENANTS
IN POSSESSION
DEFENDANTS)
CASE NO:
53-04CA-4461-SEC 04
NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE
SALE
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN
pursuant to a Summary Final
Judgment of Foreclosure dated
September 2. 2005 entered in Civil
Case No. 53-04CA-4461 SEC 04
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 Z7th ay of October, 2005 the
following described property as set
forth in said Summary Final Judg-
ment, to-wit:
LOT 23, GRASSY LAKE
ESTATES, DESCRIBED
AS: THE NORTH 274
FEET OF THE EAST
159 FEET TO THE
WEST 358 FEET OF
THE SW 1/4 OF THE
NE 1/4; AND THE NW
1/4 OF THE SE 1/4
OF SECTION 2, TOWN-
SHIP 29 SOUTH, RANG
25 EAST, POLK
COUNTY, FLORIDA.
All sales are to be held at the
east end of the east corridor,
first floor, of tne 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 7th day of Septem-
ber, 2005.. ..
RICHARD M. WEISS
Clerk of the Circuit Court
By: /s/ Shirley Deschamps
Deputy Clerk
(CIRCUIT COURT SEAL)
Sept. 15, 22, 2005-3009


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 September 15

Personal Representative:
SARAH CALDWELL
1934 Long Boat Drive
Lakeland, Florida
33810
Attorney for Personal Repre-
sentative:
ABEL A. PUTNAM of
PUTNAM & CREIGHTON, P.A.
Florida Bar No.: 024090
Post Office Box 3545
Lakeland, Florida 33802
Telephone: 863/682-1178
Sept. 15, 22, 2005-3021


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT
OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL
CIRCUIT IN AND FOR
POLK COUNTY, FLORIDA
STEVE MITCHELL,
Plaintiff,
vs.
ALEXANDER D. CECCHIN
and MARGARET A. CEC-
CHIN, CITY OF LAKE-
LAND, LAKELAND RE-
GIONAL MEDICAL CEN- ,
TER,
Defendants.
CASE NO.:
2005CA-001409-
0000-00
NOTICE OF ACTION
TO: ALEXANDER D. CECCHIN
MARGARET A. CECCHIN
YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an
action-to foreclose on the fol-
lowing property in Polk County,
Florida:
Lot 7, Block B, OAKS
ADDITION, according
to the map or plat
thereof as recorded
in Plat Book 6,
Page(s) 6, Public Re-
cords of Polk County,
Florida.
has been 'filed against you and
you are required to serve a
copy of your written defenses,
if any, to it on TANYA M. COM-
PARETTO, P.A., the plaintiff's
attorney whose address is 114
North Tennessee Avenue, Suite
204, on or before October 17,
2005, and file the original with
the clerk of this court either
before service on the plaintiff's
attorney or immediately there-
after; otherwise a default will
be entered against you for the
relief demanded in the com-
plaint or petition.
DATED on September 9,
2005.
RICHARD M. WEISS,
Clerk of the Court
By: /s/ Tamika Joiner
AS DEPUTY CLERK
(COURT SEAL)
Sept. 15, 22, 2005-2994

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR
POLK COUNTY, FLORIDA PRO-
BATE DIVISION
IN RE: ESTATE OF
MAY C. BICKART,
Deceased.
File Number:
05CP-1841
Division Probate
NOTICE TO CREDITORS
The administration of the estate
of MAY C. BICKART, deceased,
whose date of death was July 19,
2005; File Number 05CP-1841, is
pending in the Circuit Court for
Polk County, Florida, Probate Divi-
sion, the address of which is Post
Office Box 9000, Drawer CC-4,
Bartow, 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 15, 2005.
JOHN C. WHITE
Personal Representative
753 Johnson Avenue
Lakeland, Florida 33801
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. 15,22, 2005-2998

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT IN AND
FOR POLK COUNTY, FLORIDA,
PROBATE DIVISION
IN RE: ESTATE OF
ROY LEE CALDWELL,
Deceased.
FILE NO.
05-CP-2108
NOTICE TO CREDITORS
The administration of the estate
of ROY LEE CALDWELL, de-
ceased, File No. 05-CP-2108, is
pending in the Circuit Court for
Polk County, Florida, Probate Divi-
sion, the address of which is
Drawer CC-4, P.O. Box 9000, Bar-
tow, Florida 33831. The names
and addresses of the personal
representative and the personal
representative's attorney are set
forth below.
All creditors of the decedent
and other persons having claims
or demands against decedent's
estate, including unmatured, con-
tingent or unliquidated claims, on
whom a copy of this notice is
served must file their claims with
this Court WITHIN THE LATER
OF THREE MONTHS AFTER
THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUB-
LICATION OF THIS NOTICE OR
THIRTY DAYS AFTER THE DATE
OF SERVICE OF A COPY OF
THIS NOTICE ON THEM.
All other creditors of the dece-
dent and other persons having
claims or demands against the de-
cedent's estate, including unma-
tured; contingent or-unliquidated
claims, must file their claims with
this court WITHIN THREE


HEIRS, DEVISEES,. GRANTEES,
ASSIGNEES, CREDITORS, LIEN-
ORS, AND TRUSTEES, AND ALL
OTHER PERSONS CLAIMING BY,
THROUGH, UNDER OR AGAINST
THE NAMED DEFENDANTSS;
HIGHPOINTE INVESTMENT
SERVICES, INC., AS TRUSTEE OF
THE 4056 SHADY VIEW RUN
FAMILY LAND TRUST; WELLS
FARGO BANK MINNESOTA, NA-
TIONAL ASSOCIATION, AS
TRUSTEE UNDER THE POOLING
AND SERVICING AGREEMENT
DATED AS OF FEBRUARY 28,
2001, SERIES 2001-1;
WHETHER DISSOLVED OR PRES-
ENTLY EXISTING, TOGETHER
WITH ANY GRANTEES, ASSIGN-
EES, CREDITORS, LIENORS, OR
TRUSTEES OF SAID DEFEN-
DANT(S) AND ALL OTHER PER-
SONS CLAIMING BY, THROUGH,


5B


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN
AND FOR POLK COUNTY, FLOR-
IDA
CIVIL DIVISION
IN RE: FORFEITURE OF:
ONE THOUSAND FIVE HUNDRED
AND SIXTY-NINE AND NO/100
DOLLARS ($1,569.00) UNITED
STATES CURRENCY

CASE NO.: 2005CA-003350
SECTION: 04
NOTICE OF FORFEITURE
PROCEEDINGS
Ignacio Cuevas
402 Tanner Road
Haines City, Florida
33844
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 Auburndale, 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 Sep-
tember 8, 2005.
CERTIFICATE OF SERVICE
I HEREBY CERTIFY that a true
and correct copy of the forego-
ing was furnished to the ad-
dressee(s) herein this 9th day
of September. 2005.
CASSANDRA L. DENMARK, ES-
QUIRE
Polk County Sheriff's Office
455 North Broadway
Bartow, Florida 33830
(863) 534-6351
Florida Bar #0553247
Sept. 15, 22, 2005-3002

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR
POLK COUNTY, FLORIDA
PROBATE DIVISION
IN RE: ESTATE OF
WILLIAM. JOSEPH JOHN-
SON a/k/a WILLIAM J.
JOHNSON,
Deceased.
File No.
05-CP-2079
Division Probate
NOTICE TO CREDITORS
The administration of the es-
tate of WILLIAM JOSEPH
JOHNSON a/k/a WILLIAM
J. JOHNSON, deceased,
whose date of death was May
09th, 2005. and whose So-
cial, Security Number is 049-
20-9262, 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 ONi 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 September 15 2005
Personal Representative:
Karen J. Burton
628 Bridle Creek
Drive
Bethlehem, GA 30620
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. 15, 22, 2005-3032

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT
OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL
CIRCUIT OF THE STATE
OF FLORIDA, IN AND FOR
POLK COUNTY
CIVIL DIVISION
GREEN TREE SERVICING LLC
SUCCESSOR SERVICE FOR
GREENPOINT CREDIT, LLC AS
SERVICE FOR BANKAMERICA
HOUSING SERVICES, A DIVISION
OF BANK OF AMERICA, FSB,
Plaintiff,
vs.
DAVID J. NIEMEYER; SHERYL L.
NIEMEYER, IF LIVING, INCLUD-
ING ANY UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF
SAID DEFENDANTSS, IF RE-
MARRIED, AND IF DECEASED,
THE RESPECTIVE UNKNOWN


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 ath day of Seplem-
ber, 2005.
RICHARD M WEISS
Clerk Of The Circuit Court
By: /s/Sfirlev Deschamps
Deputy Clerk
(Seal)
Sept. 15, 22, 2005-3014



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UNDER OR AGAINST DEFEN-
DANT(S); UNKNOWN TENANT
#1; UNKNOWN TENANT #2,
Defendant(s).
CASE NO.
53-2005-CA-0021 23-
0000-00 SEC 08
NOTICE OF SAI.E
Notice is hereby given that,
pursuant to a Final Summary
Judgment of Foreclosure en-
tered in the above-styled
cause, in the Circuit Court of
Polk County, Florida, I will sell
the property situate in Polk
County, Florida, described as:
LOT 98, SHADY HAMMOCK,
ACCORDING TO THE PLAT
THEREOF, AS RECORDED
IN PLAT BOOK 86, PAGE 15,
OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS
OF POLK COUNTY, FLOR-
IDA.
A/K/A 4056 SHADY VIEW
RUN, MULBERRY, FLORIDA
33860.
TO INCLUDE A 1997 GEN-
ERAL ADMIRAL TRIPLE
WIDE MOBILE HOME VIN
GMHGA1059715203A, TITLE
NO. 72845237, VIN
GMHGA1059715203B, TITLE
NO. 72845236, VIN
GMHGA1059715203C, TITLE
NO. 72845235.
at public sale, to the high-
est' and best bidder, for
cash, at the East End of the
East Corridor, First Floor,
Polk County Courthouse,
255 North Broadway Ave-
nue, Bartow, Florida at 900
o'clock A.M., or as soon
thereafter 9:00 A.M., the
30th day of September,
2005.
All sales are to be held at the
east end of the east corridor,
first floor, of the Polk County
Courthouse located at 255
North Broadway Avenue, Bar-
tow, Florida. Please note that
the main entrance is located on
Church Street. No entry is pos-
sible from Broadway Avenue. In
the event any temporary
change of location is neces-
sary, the Clerk shall post a "No-
tice of Change" at the sale lo-
cation directing the bidders to
the temporary sale location.
If you are a person with disabili-
ties who needs any accommo-
dation in order to participate in
this proceeding, you are enti-
tled at no cost to you, to the
provision of certain assistance.
Please contact the Office of
the Court Administrator, (863)
534-4690, within two (2)
working days of your receipt of
this notice; if you are hearing
or voice impaired, call TDD
(863) 534-7777 or Florida Re-
lay Services 711.
RICHARD M. WEISS
CLERK OF CIRCUIT COURT
By /s/ Felicia Borders
Deputy Clerk
(Seal)
Sept. 1 5, 22, 2005-2992



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 CHASE HOME
FINANCE, LLC,
Plaintiff,
vs.
JAMES B. CHAUNCEY, et al.,
Defendants.
CASE NO.:
53-2005-CA-1209-SEC 4
NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE
SALE
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN
pursuant to a Final Judgment of
Foreclosure dated the fi day of
September, 2005, and entered in
Case No. 53-2005-CA-1209-SEC
4, of the Circuit Court of the 10TH
Judicial Circuit in and for Polk
County, Florida, wherein MORT-
GAGE ELECTRONIC REGISTRA-
TION SYSTEMS, INC. AS NOMI-
NEE FOR CHASE HOME FI-
NANCE, LLC is the Plaintiff and
JAMES B. CHAUNCEY; MORT-
GAGE ELECTRONIC REGISTRA-
TION SYSTEMS, INC. AS NOMI-
NEE FOR AEGIS LENDING COR-
PORATION; UNKNOWN
SPOUSE OF JAMES B.
CHAUNCEY; 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 Ith day of October 2005 the
following described property. as set
forth in said Final Judgment, to
wit:
LOT 10, BLOCK 1, MCMUR-
RAY'S ADDITION TO TOWN
OF MULBERRY, ACCORD-
ING TO THE PLAT THEREOF
AS RECORDED IN PLAT
BOOK 2, PAGE 6, 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)


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
10TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF
FLORIDA, IN AND FOR POLK
COUNTY
MORTGAGE ELECTRONIC REG-
ISTRATION SYSTEMS, INC.
PLAINTIFF,
-vs-
CHARLES R. TATE AND CHA-
RISE A. TATE, HIS WIFE; THE
INDEPENDENT SAVINGS PLAN
COMPANY
DEFENDANTS.
NO.: GC-G-2000-3694
AMENDED NOTICE OF SALE
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN
pursuant to an Order Reschedul-
ing Foreclosure Sale dated August
29, 2005, entered in Civil Case
No. GC-G-2000-3694 of the Cir-
cuit Court of the 10TH Judicial Cir-
cuit in and for POLK County, Flor-
ida, wherein MORTGAGE ELEC-
TRONIC REGISTRATION SYS-
TEMS, INC., Plaintiff and CHAR-
LES R. TATE AND CHARISE A.
TATE, HIS WIFE are
defendantss, I will sell to the high-
est and best bidder for cash, AT
THE EAST END OF THE EAST
CORRIDOR, FIRST FLOOR,
POLK COUNTY COURTHOUSE,
255 NORTH BROADWAY AVE-
NUE, BARTOW, FLORIDA, AT
9:00 AM, MAIN ENTRANCE IS
ON CHURCH STREET, NO EN-
TRY AVAILABLE ON BROAD-
WAY AVE. October 3, 2005, the
following described property as set
forth in said Final Judgment, to-
wit:
LOT 8, OF LAKE ROY TER-
RACE, ACCORDING TO THE
MAP OR PLAT THEREOF
RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK
42, PAGE 5, OF THE PUBLIC
RECORDS OF POLK
COUNTY, FLORIDA.
All sales are to be held at the east
end of the east corridor, first floor,
of the Polk County Courthouse lo-
cated at 255 North Broadway Ave-
nue, Bartow, Florida. Please note
that the main entrance is located
on Church Street. No entry is pos-
sible from Broadway Avenue. In
the event any temporary change is
necessary, the Clerk will post a "
Notice of Change" at the sale loca-
tion directing the bidders to the
temporary sale location.
If you are a person with disabilities
who needs any accommodation in
order to participate in this pro-
ceeding, you are entitled at no
cost to you, to the provision of cer-
tain assistance. Please contact the
Office of the Court Administrator,
(863) 534-4690, within two (2)
working days of your receipt of this
notice; if you are hearing or voice
impaired, call TDD (863) 534-7777
or Florida Relay Services 711.
DATED at BARTOW, Florida,
this 1st day of September,
2005.
RICHARD M. WEISS
CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT
COURT
POLK County, Florida
By: /s/ Felicia Borders
Deputy Clerk
(Seal)
Sept. 15, 22, 2005-2988









6B


POLK COUNTY DEMOCRAT
#2005-0736.
SALE DATE: 10/13/2005
NOTICE OF APPLICATION
FOR TAX DEED
(CHAPTER 197.512 -
FLORIDA STATUTES)
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT
ROY J OR JANET ODOM
the holder of the following cer-
tificates, has filed.said certifi-
cates for a tax deed tq be is-
sued thereon. The certificate
numbers and years of. issuance,
the description of the property
and the names in which it was
assessed are as follows:
CERTIFICATE NO.
14651
YEARS OF ISSUANCE
6/6/2000
DESCRIPTION OF PROP-
ERTY:
S 330 FT OF N 1320 FT
OF W 165 FT OF SEC BE-
ING LOT 387 OF UNREC
CENTRAL GROVE ESTS
Section 33, Township
30, Range 26
PROPERTY ID NUMBER:
33-30-26-000000-
033150
Name in which assessed:
JAMES DODGE
All of said property being in.the
County of Polk, State of Flor-
ida. To redeem property, .pay-
ment must be made by Cashi-
er's Check or Money Order. NO
PERSONAL CHECKS WILL BE
ACCEEIED. Unless such certifi-
cate shall be redeemed accord-
ing to law, the property de-
scribed in such certificate or
certificates will be sold to the
highest bidder for CASH at the
Polk County Courthouse, Main
Lobby, exact location to be
posted in Main Lobby on date
of sale, on the second Thurs-
day in the Month of October
which is the 1 3th day of Octo-
ber. 2005 beginning at 8:30
A.M. with lunch recess atNoon,
until completion; and, if neces-
sary, continue on a day to day
basis under the same condi-
tions as the first sale day, dur-
ing the regular hours of the
Clerk's Office until completion.
IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE
AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES
ACT, PERSONS WITH DISABILI-
TIES NEEDING A SPECIAL AC-
COMMODATION TO REVIEW
TAX DEED SALES SHOULD CON-
TACT: CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT
COURT, ATTN:-, AX DEED .DEPT,
255 N. BROADWAY,,BARTOW,.
FLORIDA 33830-9000 TELE-
PHI-ONE (863) 5344-15'- OR
534-4529.
DATED this 9/1/2005 .
RICHARD M. WEISS,
CLERK OF CIRCUIT COURT
POLK COUNTY, FLORIDA
By: MARY ANN PETROVICH,
Sept. 8, 15, 22, .,29, 2005-
2927 ,



IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN
AND FOR POLK COUNTY, FLOR-
IDA
CIVIL DIVISION
IN RE: FORFEITURE OF:
TWO THOUSAND SIX HUNDRED
AND SIXTEEN AND 00/100
DOLLARS ($2,61 6.00) UNITED
STATES CURRENCY

CASE NO.: 2005CA-003351
SECTION: 1 1
NOTICE OF FORFEITURE
PROCEEDINGS
Denver Napier
970 Saddlewood Blvd.
Lakeland, Florida 33809
AND ALL OTHER PER-
SONS who Claim-an interest in
the above-captioned property:
Grady JUdd, as Sher-
iff of Polk County, Florida, ("
Polk County Sheriff's Office'"
gives notice of forfeiture pro-
ceedings pursuant to Sections
932.701-707, Florida Statutes,
in regard to the above-de-
scribed property ("Captioned
Property"). '
1. Captioned Property was'
seized in or near Lakeland, in
Polk County, Florida on or
about .July 27, 2005, by the
Polk County Sheriff's Office and
Captioned Property is presently
in the custody of the Polk,
County Sheriff's Officde.'
2. Any owner, entity, bona fide
lien holder, orperson in pos'ses-
sion of the property at the
time of seizure has the right to
request an adversrial,'prelimi-
nary hearing from' rEe Terth
Judicial Circuit Court to' deter'
mine whether probable':icaus
exists, to believe that Cap-'
tioned Property has been or-is
being used in violation of the
Florida Contraband Forfeiture;
Act. 2 "
3. A Complaint seeking forfei-
ture of Captioned Property was
filed in the Circuit Court of the
Tenth Judicial Circuit ir, and for
Polk County on or b6,u[ Sep-
tember 8, 2005.' .. ;
CERTIFICATE OF SERVICE' "* ;
I HEREBY CERTIFY' that a true
and correct copy of the' forego-''
ing was furnished to'the ad-
dressee(s), herein this' ,th'day
of September. 2005.'" .. ,
CASSANDRA' L. DErIli-s, ES-'
QUIRE "
Polk County Sheriff's Office
455 North Broadway
Bartow, Florida 33830
(863) 534-6351
Florida Bar #0553247
Sept. 1 5, 22, 2005-3003

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IN THE CIRCUIT COURTFOR
PQLK COUNTY, FLORIDA
PROBATE DIVISION.
IN RE:. .ESTATE OF
CHARLES F. KRAMER,
Deceased.
File No.
05-CP-2051
NOTICE TO CREDITORS
(Summary Administration)
TO ALL PERSONS HAVING
CLAIMS OR DEMANDS,
AGAINST THE ABOVE ESTATE:
You are hereby noti-
fied that an Order of
Summary Administration
has .been entered in the
Estate ..of CHARLES F.
KRAMER, deceased, File
NUMBER: 05-CP-2051;
by the Circuit Court for
Polk County, Florida,
Probate Division; the ad-
dress, of which is 255 North
Broadway, Bartow, Florida
33830; that the decedent's date
of death was June 18, 2005; that
the total value of the estate is
$35,000.00 and that the names
and addresses of those to
whom It has been assigned by
such order are:
Name: Juanita Kramer
Address: 410 West Elm
Street
Mennonite Memorial Home
Bluffton, Ohio 45817
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 provisions
for payment was made in the,
Order of Summary Administra-
tion must file their claims with
this court WITHIN THREE (3)
MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF
FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS
NOTICE.
ALL CLAIMS AND DEMANDS
NOT SO FILED WILL BE FOR-
EVER BARRED.
NOTWITHSTANDING THE
TIME PERIODS SET FORTH
ABOVE, ANY CLAIM FILED
TWO (2) YEARS OR MORE AF-
TER THE DECEDENT'S DATE
OF DEATH IS BARRED..
The date of first publication
of this notice is September 15.

Persons Giving Notice:
Juanita Kramer
410 West Elm Street
Mennonite Memorial Home
Blufftqn, Ohio 45817,
Attorney for Person Giving No-
tice:' : ; -' ..
Vincent Philip Nuccio
Attorney at Law
4049 Henderson Boulevard
Tampa, Florida 33629
813/289-9334
Sept. 15, 22, 2005-2999

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.
THE UNKNOWN SPOUSE,
HEIRS, DEVISEES, GRANTEES,
ASSIGNEES, LIENOR, CREDI-
TORS, TRUSTEES AND ALL
OTHER PARTIES CLAIMING AN
INTEREST BY, THROUGH, UN-
DER OR.AGAINST THE ESTATE
OF EMMA SUE, DECEASED;
JOHN DOE AND JANE DOE AS
UNKNOWN TENANTS IN POS-
SESSION .
DEFENDANTS)
N. CASE NO:
05-CA-1587DIV 04
NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE,
SALE
NOTICE IS HEREBY. GIVEN
pursuant to.,a -Summary Final
Judgment of Foreclosure dated
September 2., 2005 entered in Civil
Case No. 05-CA-1587 DIV 04 of
the Circuit Court of. the 10TH Judi-
ci l 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 FIR'T FLOOR -t
Ir.e POLK Courd, ',.: ,u,' U I,:le
.:a ie d a l 2 5 ri N e r..,T.a ,.,. ir,
Banow F:kria. a[ 's 00 a m "-'.
ir, e j1i ,3ay O i C',cl,,br. e2u, .ire-
,ll.) rn 3 dt .,:r, pr.,p r., au: z.uet
':,nrn i n a id SU iTiTar,, Flrm 1 .lju -
, ment, to-wit: .,
LOT..,17,. BLOCK 4,; ..OF,
WESWEGO' SUBDIVI-
SION, ACCORDING TO,,
STHE .MAP OR PLAT
THEREOF RECORDED.
SIN PLAT BOOK 8,.
PAGE 11, OF THE .PUB-',
SLIC RECORDS OF POLK
COUNTY," .FLORIDA. .,
All sales are. to r..1 ire .
east' end of the east corridor,
first floor, of the Polk County
Courthouse located at ?55 North
SBroadway Aernue. Lr"..r. F lor i
ida. Please note ,that the main
entrance i" locaied on Chur,:h
Sltree rio enrr./' 13, po,- i:,ie IriTm,
Broadway A'.''-'ue Irn Ir-e '.,rni
any ltemp.',rary ch nije ia re.: T .
S ay ine C lcrk Wii r '.-' 5 a 'J :
ciO rian e at in- i l i.,:. h:. ri
: e rr' r r 5 1e lr, 3 1. .,--.

v nr,':i n.r ,J r yi t ,- :,ij im. ,,JT ,lr :,r i-i ,
c r i,, 'r. i ', i'e' in this pro
Cie,:hrirj ,':,u ',, ,.nfitled at no.
cost to ydu i', ir, visionn 6f cer-
tain assistance. Please contact the
Office'of the Court Administrator,
(863) 534-4690, within two (2)
working da ,:.f ;',..ur r.-,;.-i';.i of this
notice; if yJu are r...,rrj ..i voice
impaired, call TDD (863) 534-7777
or Fi,:,i,-is RB i', 3.,r'.ic,: 711.
Daie, ,S tihb f ', ':- Se$- _mn:
br, 2005.
RICHARD M. WEISS ,
Clerk of the Circuit Court
By: /s/ Shirley Deschamps
Deputy Clerk
(CIRCUIT COURT SEAL)
Sept. 15, 22, 2005-3016


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT
OF THE 10th JUDICIAL
CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR
POLK COUNTY, FLORIDA
GENERAL JURISDICTION
DIVISION -
BANK OF AMERICA, N.A.,
PLAINTIFF
VS.
SANDRA RIVERA RODRIGUEZ,
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 SANDRA RIV-
ERA RODRIGUEZ;' UNKNOWN
SPOUSE OF SANDRA RIVERA
RODRIGUEZ, IF ANY; LAKE-
SHORE CLUB OF POLK
COUNTY HOMEOWNERS ASSO-
CIATION, INC.; JOHN DOE AND
JANE DOE AS UNKNOWN TEN-
ANTS IN POSSESSION
DEFENDANTS)
CASE NO:
53-2005-CA-002381 -0000-00
SEC 8
NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE
SALE
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN
pursuant to a Summary Final
Judgment of Foreclosure dated
August 29., 2005 entered in Civil
Case No. 53-2005-CA-002381-
0000-00 SEC 8 of the Circuit
Court of the 10TH Judicial Circuit
in and for POLK County, BAR-
TOW, Florida, I will sell to the
highest and best bidder for cash at
THE EAST CORRIDOR ON THE
FIRST FLOOR at the POLK
County Courthouse located at 255
N Broadway Ave. in Bartow, Flor-
ida, at 9:00 a.m. on the 3rd day of
October 2005 the following de-
scribed property as set forth in
said Summary Final Judgment, to-
wit:
LOT 403, LAKESHORE
CLUB, ACCORDING TO
THE PLAT THEREOF
RECORDED IN PLAT
BOOK 111, PAGE 16,
PUBLIC RECORDS OF
POLK COUNTY, FLOR-
IDA.
All sales are to be held at the
east end of the east corridor,
first floor, of the Polk County
Courthouse located at 255 North
Broadway Avenue, Bartow, Flor-
Ida. Please note that the main
entrance is located on Church
Street. No entry is possible from
Broadway Avenue. In the event
any temporary change is neces-
sary,, theC.Glerk 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,
(868) 534-4690, within two (2)
working days of your receipt of this
notice; if you are hearing or voice
impaired, call TDD (863) 534-7777
or Florida Relay Services 711.
Dated this 1st day of Septem-
ber, 2005.
RICHARD M. WEISS
Clerk of the Circuit Court
By: /s/ Felicia Borders
Deputy Clerk
(CIRCUIT COURT SEAL)
Sept. 15. 22. 2005-2987

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN
AND FOR POLK COUNTY, FLOR-
IDA
CIVIL DIVISION
IN RE: FORFEITURE OF:
SEVEN HUNDRED SIXTY-FIVE
AND N0/100 DOLLARS
($765.00) UNITED STATES
CURRENCY

CASE NO.: 2005CA-003349
SECTION: 04
NOTICE OF FORFEITURE
PROCEEDINGS
Eric D. Roberts
1910 Meadow Oaks Cir-
cle
Polk City, Florida 33868
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
-ied in or near Lakeland, in
,:ii u,'-ru ,, Florida :ori' or:
about -'ujau=t 3, :,-00? ., the.
Polk Couriu, 'herirf's Ortice and
Captioned Property is presently
in :'the custody of the Polk
County Sheriff's Office.
2. Any pwner, 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-
nar, hearing from the Tenth
Jud',al jCrtuLt Court to deter-
g, uiC; .r-ither her.:.bablte cause
exists t'o 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 Circuitin and for
Polk County on or about Sep-
tember'8, 2005.
CERTIFICATE OF SERVICE
.I HEREBY CERTIFY that a true
and correct copy of the forego-,
ing Was furnished to the ad-'
dressee(s) herein this 9th day
of September, 2005.
CASSANDRA L. DENMARK, ES-
QUIRE
Polk County Sheriff's Office
455 North Broadway
Bartow, Florida 33830
S(863) 534-6294
Florida Bar #0553247
Sept. 15, 22, 2005-3001


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LOCATION OF THIS NOTICE OR
THIRTY DAYS AFTER THE DATE
OF SERVICE OF, A. COPY OF
'THIS NOTICE ON THEM.-
ALL CLAIMS, NOT SO FILED
WILL BE FOREVER BARRED.
The date of the first publication,
of this notice is September 22,.
2005.
Person il F _r,- ** ., -, ;. .
Bob H. Lur,,J,
2823 r-.: I,'. i ..1 "' th
Sebring, Florida 33825
W. Roy Wilkes
Attorney for Personal Representa-,
tive:
3750 U.S. 27 North, Suite 9
Sebring, FL 33870
863-382-7700
Florida Bai No.: 0608475
Sept. 22, 29, 2005-3113


POLK COUNTY DEMOCRAT
#2005-0752
SALE DATE: 10/13/2005
NOTICE OF APPLICATION
FOR TAX DEED
(CHAPTER 197.512 -
FLORIDA STATUTES)
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT
POLK COUNTY
the holder of the following cer-
tificates, has filed said certifi-
cates for a tax deed to be is-
sued thereon. The certificate
numbers ard years of issuance,
the description of the property
and the names in which it was
assessed 'are as follows:
CERTIFICATE NO.'
11684
YEARS OF ISSUANCE
5/31/2002
DESCRIPTION OF PROP-
ERTY:
LOADHOLTES & CANTERS
SUBDIVISION PB 2 PG 55
BLK 15 N 15 FT OF THE
E 97 FT OF LOT 9 & ALL
LOT 8 & E1/2 OF
CLOSED STREET LYING W
OF LOT 8 SAID CLOSED
STREET DESC IN OR
3610 PG 2059
Section 27, Township
31, Range 25
PROPERTY ID NUMBER:
27-31-25-454000-
015080
Name in which assessed: AL-
LEN 'STANCIL '
All of said property being in the
County of Polk, State of Flor-
ida. To. redeem property, pay-
ment must be made by Cashi-
er's Check or Money Order. NQ
PERSONAL CHECKS WILL BE
ACCEEPTED. Unless such certifi-
cate shall be redeemed accord-
ing to law, the property de-
scribed in such certificate or
certificates will be sold to the
highest bidder for CASH at the
Polk County Courthouse, Main
Lobby, exact location to be
posted in Main Lobby on date
of sale, on the second Thurs-
day in the Month of October
which is the 1 3th day of Octo-
ber. 2005 beginning at 8:30
A.M. with lunch recess at Noon,
until completion; and, if neces-
sary, continue on a day to day
basis under the same condi-
tions as the first sale day, dur-
ing the regular hours of the,
Clerk's Office until completion.
IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE
AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES
ACT, PERSONS WITH DISABILI-
TIES NEEDING A SPECIAL AC-
COMMODATION TO REVIEW
TAX DEED SALES SHOULD CON-
TACT: CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT
COURT, ATTN: TAX DEED DEPT,
255 N. BROADWAY, BARTOW,
FLORIDA 33830-9000 TELE-
PHONE (863) 534-4528 OR
534-4529.
DATED this 9/1/2005.
RICHARD M. WEISS,
CLERK OF CIRCUIT COURT
POLK COUNTY, FLORIDA
By: MARY ANN PETROVICH
Sept. 8, 15, 22, 29, 2005-
2925 ,

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT POLK
COUNTY, FLORIDA
IN RE: The Marriage of:
RAYMOND ALF FILLINGER
HELGA GABRIELLE FILLINGER
CASE NO: OpR-6688..
S"NOTICE OF ACTION
TO: Helga Gabrielle Filling'r ,
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
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 onr before Octo-
ber 10, 2005; and'tile the original
with the cterk 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


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 October 21, 2005 at 8:30 a.m.
in regards to vehicles:
89 EAGLE
VIN# 2E3BB56UXKH239123
95 EXPLORER
VIN# 1 FMDU32X7SZB32653
Sept. 22, 2005-3108. .,


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR
POLK COUNTY, FLORIDA ..
PROBATE DIVISION
In Re The Estate Of:'... .
Charles R. Lundy,
Deceased
File Number:
2002CP-1166
NOTICE TO CREDITORS
The administration of the, estate,
of Charles B.. Lundy, deceased, "
File' Number .2002CP-1 166, is
pending in'the Probate Court, Polk, ,
County, Florida, the, address of :
which is: Clerk of Court, Probate,
Drawer, CC-4 P.O. Box 9000,
Bartow, Florida 33831. The names
and addresses of the personal
representative and the personal
representative's attorney are set
forth below.
All creditors of the decedent,
and other p.e'-.-or, having claims
or demands against decedent's
estate, including unmatured, con-
tingent or unliquidated claims, on,.
whom a copy of this notice is
served, must file their claims with :
this court, WITHIN THE LATER
OF THREE MONTHS AFTER.
THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUB-


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 800-955-
8770.
WITNESS my hand and official
seal of said Court this 7th day
of September, 2005.
Richard Weiss
CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT
COURT
BY: /s/ Shirley Deschamps
Deputy Clerk
(Court Seal)
Sept. 15, 22, 2005-3018


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN
AND FOR POLK COUNTY,
FLORIDA
MALLARD DEVELOPMENT
CORPORATION, A FLORIDA
CORPORATION,
Plaintiff,
VS
ROBERT DANIELS, ET AL,
Defendant.
CASE NO:
2005-CA-2042
NOTICE OF SALE
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN
that pursuant to a Final Judgment
entered in the above entitled
cause of action in the County
Court of Polk County, Florida, I will
sell the property situated in Polk
County, Florida described as:
Lot 73 Highlands West, ac-
cording to the Plat thereof as
recorded in Plat Book 72,
Page 29, of the Public Re-
cords of Polk County, Florida
Polk County Parcel ID#
232822-095010-000730.
a/k/a 2665 McIntosh Drive,
Lakeland, Florida'
and
Lot 4 Highlands West, accord-
ing to the Plat thereof as re-
corded in Plat Book 72, Page
29, of the Public Records of
Polk County, Florida Polk
County Parcel'ID# 232822-
095010-000730.
a/k/a 2665 McIntosh Drive,
Lakeland, Florida
at a public sale, to the highest and
best bidder for'cash, in the Polk
County Courthouse, 255 North
Broadway, Bartow, Florida 33830
9:00 a.m. on the a3d day of Octo-
ber 2005.
All sales are to be held at the east
end of the east corridor, first floor,
of the Polk County Courthouse lo-
cated at 255 North Broadway Ave-
nue, Bartow, Florida. Please note,
that the main entrance is located
on Church Street. No entry is pos-
sible from Broadway Avenue. In
the event any temporary change is
necessary, the Clerk will post a "
Notice of Change" at the sale loca-
tion directing the bidders to the
temporary sale location.
If you are a person with a disability
who needs any accommodation in
order to participate in this pro-
ceeding, you are entitled, at no
cost to you, to the provision of cer-
tain assistance. Please contact the
Office of the Court Administrator,
(863) 534-4690, within two (2)
working days of your receipt of this
notice; if you are hearing or voice
impaired, call (TDD) (863) 534-
7777, or Florida Relay Service
711.
RICHARD WEISS
As Clerk of the Circuit Court
BY: /s/ Yvette Johnson
As Deputy Clerk
(Court Seal)
Sept. 15, 22, 2005-2985



IN THE CIRCUIT COURT IN AND
FOR POLK COUNTY, FLORIDA,
MORTGAGE ELECTRONIC REG-
ISTRATION SYSTEMS, INC., AS
NOMINEE FOR DEUTSCHE
BANK NATIONAL TRUST COM-
PANY, TRUSTEE, ON BEHALF
OF THE CERTIFICATE HOLD-
ERS OF GSAA HOME EQUITY
TRUST 2004-10 ASSET-BACKED
CERTlFICATES'i-ERIES 2004-10,
Plaintiff,
vs.
JOSIE W. CARSE A/K/A JOSIE
CARSE, DECEASED; UNKNOWN
SPOUSE OF JOSIE W. CARSE
A/K/A JOSIE CARSE; UNKNOWN
TENANT I; UNKNOWN TENANT
II., ELEANOR F NOWELL.
WANDA DOUGLAS; IEHHi'I
WADE, A/K/A JERRIS D. WADE,
A/K/A JERRIS- DANNY WADE;
BOARD OF COUNTY COMMIS-
SIONERS OF POLK COUNTY, A'
POLITICAL SUBDIVISION OF
THE STATE 'OF FLORIDA;
STATE'OF FLORIDA; CLERK OF
THE CIRCUIT COURT'IN AND
FOR POLK COUNTY, A POLITI-
CAL SUBDIVISION'OF THE
STATE OF FLORIDA, and any un-
known heirs, devisees, grantees,,
creditors, and other unknown per-
sons or unknown spouses claim-'
ing by, through and under any of
the above named Defendants,
Defendants.
CASE NO.:
53-2005-CA-0754-WH-04
NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE
SALE
NOTICE is hereby given that'
the undersigned Clerk'of theCir-
cuit Court of Polk County, Florida,
will on the Z Lth day of October'
2005, at 9:00 o'clock A.M., at the '
East corridor, first floor, 255 N.
Broadway in 'Bartow, Florida
33830' offer for sale and sell at
public outcry to the highest and
best bidder for cash, the following-
described property situate in PolK'
County, Florida: '
LOT 1 AND THE 'EAST
1/2 OF 'LOT 2, IN
BLOCK ,3, 'OF PINE-'
HURST SUBDIVISION,
ACCORDING' TO THE
MAP OR PLAT -
THEREOF AS RE-
CORDED' 'IN PLAT
BOOK 5, AT PAGE 25,
OF THE PUBLIC RE-
CORDS OF 'POLK
COUNTY, FLORIDA. t
pursuant to the Final Judgment
entered in a case pending in
said Court, the style of which is'
indicated above. "
All sales are to be held at the east
end of the east' corridor, first floor,'
of the Polk County Courthouse 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 locai-
tion directing the' bidders to the
temporary sale location.


NOTWITHSTANDING THE
TIME PERIODS SET FORTH
ABOVE, ANY CLAIM FILED
TWO (2) YEARS OR MORE
AFTER THE DECEDENT'S
DATE OF DEATH IS BARRED.
The date of the first publication
of this Notice is September 15,
2005.
Ida Johnson
Personal Representative:
2050 Greentree Ct.
Bartow, FL 33830
David R. Singha, Esq.
Attorney for Personal Representa-
tive:
Florida Bar No.: 120375
8801 Dr. ML King Jr Street North
St. Petersburg, FL 33702
(727) 327-2319
Sept. 15, 22, 2005-3020


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT
OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL
CIRCUIT OF THE STATE
OF FLORIDA, IN AND FOR
POLK COUNTY
CIVIL DIVISION
CENTEX .HOME EQUITY COM-
PANY, LLC SUCCESSOR BY
MERGER TO, CENTEX CREDIT
CORPORATION, D/B/A CENTEX
HOME EQUITY CORPORATION,
Plaintiff,
vs.
ANTHONY T. TURNER; THE UN-
KNOWN SPOUSE OF ANTHONY
T. TURNER; MARIE P. LACEY
A/K/A MARIE L. TURNER,
A/K/A MARIE LACEY, IF LIVING,
INCLUDING ANY UNKNOWN
SPOUSE OF SAID
DEFENDANTSS, IF REMARRIED,
AND IF DECEASED, THE RE-
SPECTIVE UNKNOWN HEIRS, DE-
VISEES, GRANTEES, ASSIGNEES,
CREDITORS, LIENORS, AND
TRUSTEES, AND ALL OTHER
PERSONS CLAIMING BY,
THROUGH, UNDER OR AGAINST
THE NAMED DEFENDANTSS;
CITIFINANCIAL EQUITY SERV-
ICES, INC.; WHETHER DIS-
SOLVED OR PRESENTLY EXIST-
ING, TOGETHER WITH ANY
GRANTEES, ASSIGNEES, CREDI-
TORS, LIENORS, OR TRUSTEES
OF SAID DEFENDANTS) AND
ALL OTHER PERSONS CLAIMING
BY, THROUGH, UNDER OR
AGAINST DEFENDANTSS; UN-
KNOWN TENANT #1; UN-
KNOWN TENANT #2,
Defendant(s).
CASE NO.
2005-CA-2224 SEC 08
NOTICE OF SALE
Notice is hereby.given that,
pursuant to a Final Summary
Judgment of Foreclosure en-
tered in the above-styled
cause, in the Circuit Court of
Polk County, Florida, I will sell
the property situate in Polk
County, Florida, described as:
THE EASTERLY 1/2 OF LOT
1, BLOCK 8, TIER 9, HAS-
KELL, ACCORDING TO THE
PLAT THEREOF, AS RE-
CORDED IN PLAT BOOK 1,
PAGE 5A, OF THE PUBLIC
RECORDS OF POLK
COUNTY, FLORIDA.
A/K/A 4019 SOUTHEAST
PALMETTO AVENUE, HIGH-
LAND CITY, FL 33846.
at public sale, to the high-
est and best bidder, for
cash, at the East End of the
East Corridor, First Floor,
Polk County Courthouse,
255 North Broadway Ave-
nue, Bartow, Florida at 9:00
o'clock A.M., or as soon
thereafter 9:00 A.M., the
3rd day of October, 2005.
All sales are to be held at the
east end of the east corridor,
first floor, of the Polk County
Courthouse located at 255
North Broadway Avenue, Bar-
tow, Florida. Please note that
the main entrance is located on
Church Street. No entry is pos-
sible from Broadway Avenue. In
the event any temporary
ciiri,-, ,:,t :location is neces-
sary, the Clerk shall post a "No
tice of Chance" at the sale lo-
cation directing the bidders to
the temporary sale location.
If you are a, person with disabili-
ties who needs any accommo-
dation in order to participate in
this,.proceeding, you are,renti-
tied at no cost to you, to the
provision of certain assistance.
Please contact the Office of
the Court Administrator, (863)
534-4690, within two (2)
working days of your receipt of
this notice; i-f you are hearing
or voice impaired, call TDD
(863) 534-7777 or Florida Re-
lay Services 711.
DATED THIS 1 st DAY OF Sep-
tember, 2005.
RICHARD M. WEISS
CLERK OF CIRCUIT COURT
By /s/ Felicia Borders
Deputy Clerk
(Seal)
Sept. 15, 22, 2005-2986





IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR
POLK COUNTY, FLORIDA
PROBATE DIVISION
IN RE: ESTATE OF
TASSANUDRA CECELIA
JOHNSON,
Deceased.
CASE NO.
05CP-1966
NOTICE TO CREDITORS
The administration of the estate
of Tassanudra Cecelia
John son, deceased, whose
date of death was October 12,
2004, is pending in, the Circuit
Court for POLK County, Florida,
Probate Diyision, File Number
05CP-1966, the.address of which
is 255 N. Broadway, Bartow, FL
33830. 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, who have,
claims or demands against dece-
dent's estate, and who have been
served a copy of this notice, must
file their claims with this Court
'."iTHMI THE LATER.OF THREE
THI.R'EiO-T AFTER THE DATE OF
THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF
THIS NOTICE OR'THIRTY (30)
AFTER THE. DATE' OF :SER VICE
OF A. COPY OF THIS NOTICE
WON THEM... P
All qther.Ereditors of the dece-
dent and other persons who have
claims or demands against the de-
cedent's estate must file their
claims with this Court WITHIN
THREE.MONTHS, AFTER THE
. DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICA-
TION OF THIS NOTICE.
ALL CLAIMS NOT SO FILED
WITHIN.'THE TiME PERIODS '
SET FORTH IN. SECTION
* 733.702. OF THE FLORIDA
PROBATE CODE WILL BE
FOREVER BARRED.


seal of the court on September 12,
2005.
RICHARD M. WEISS
CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT
COURT
By: /s/ Yvette Johnson
Deputy Clerk
(COURT SEAL)
Sept. 22, 29, 2005-3089


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


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR
POLK COUNTY, FLORIDA
PROBATE DIVISION
IN RE: ESTATE OF
FRANCISCO AYALA,
A/K/A FRANCISCO AY-
ALA PEREZ
Deceased.
File No.:
05CP-2088
NOTICE TO CREDITORS
The administration of the estate
of FRANCISCO AYALA,
A/K/A FRANCISCO AY-
ALA PEREZ, deceased, whose
date of death was July 12, 2005, is
pending in the Circuit Court for
Polk County, Florida, Probate Divi-
sion, the address of which is
Drawer CC-4, P.O. Box 9000, Bar-
tow, FL 33831-9000. The names
and addresses of the personal
representative and the personal
representative's attorney are set
forth below.
All creditors of the decedent
and other persons having claims
or demands against decedent's
estate on whom a copy of this no-
tice has been served must file
their claims with this court WITHIN
3 MONTHS AFTER THE DATE
OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION
OF THIS NOTICE OR 30 DAYS
AFTER THE DATE OF SERVICE
OF A COPY OF THIS NOTICE
ON THEM.
All other creditors of the dece-
dent and other persons having
claims or demands against 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
15, 2005.
Personal Representative:
Isabel Ayala
4211 Hancock Avenue SE
Bushnell, Florida 33801
Attorney for Personal Representa-
tive:
Robert D. Hines
Florida Bar No. 0413550
Hines, Norman, Hines P.L.
315 S. Hyde Park Avenue
Tampa, Florida 33606
Telephone: (813) 251-8659
Sept. 15, 22, 2005-3027


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN
AND FOR POLK COUNTY,
FLORIDA
WACHOVIA BANK, N.A., AS
TRUSTEE (BAYVIEW),
PLAINTIFF,
VS.
CELEBRATION VACATION, INC.,
TROPICANA RESORT CONDO-
MINIUM ASSOCIATION, INC.,
UNITED STATES OF AMERICA,
STATE OF FLORIDA DEPART-
MENT OF REVENUE, POLK
COUNTY TAX COLLECTOR,
PAULO B. CARAM, UNKNOWN
TENANTS) IN POSSESSION #1,
AND #2, et al.,
DEFENDANTS(S.
CASE NO: ,
-53-2005CA-002271-0000
SECTION: 07
NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE
SALE
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN
that pursuant to a Final Summary
Judgment of Foreclosure Sale
dated July 8, 2005, entered in Civil
Case No. 53-2005CA-002271-
00'0 (07) of the Circuit Court of
the Tenth Judicial Circuit in and for
Polk County, Florida, wherein the
WACHOVIA BANK, N.A., AS
TRUSTEE (BAYVIEW), Plaintiff,
-and CELEBRATION VACATION,
INC., TROPICANA RESORT
CONDOMINIUM ASSOCIATION,
INC., UNITED STATES OF
AMERICA, STATE OF FLORIDA
DEPARTMENT OF REVENUE,
POLK COUNTY TAX COLLEC-
TOR, PAULO B. CARAM, UN-
KNOWN TENANTS) IN POS-
SESSION #1, AND #2, et aL, are
Defendants.
I will sell to the highest and best
bidder for cash at the East Corri-
dor, First Floor, in the Polk County
Courthouse, 255 North Broadway,
Bartow, FL 33831, at 9:00 A.M. on
the 13th day of October; 2005, the
following described property Polk
County, Florida:
UNIT 224, TROPICANA RE-
SORT, A CONDOMINIUM,
ACCORDING TO THE DEC-
LARATION OF CONDOMIN-
IUM THEREOF, AS RE-
CORDED IN OFFICIAL RE-
CORDS BOOK 4020, PAGE
0274, PUBLIC RECORDS OF
POLK COUNTY, FLORIDA,
TOGETHER WITH AN UNDI-
VIDED INTEREST IN THE
COMMON ELEMENTS
THERETO.
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 postal "
Noticeof 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.
WITNESS my hand and the


pate in this proceeding, you are
entitled, at no cost to you, to
the provision of certain assis-
tance. Please contact the Of-
fice of the Court Administrator,
(863) 534-4690, within two
(2) working days of your re-
ceipt of this notice; if you are
hearing or voice impaired, call
(TDD) (863) 534-7777, or
Florida Relay Service 711.
WITNESS my hand and the
seal of the court on September 12,
2005.
RICHARD M. WEISS
CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT
COURT
By: /s/ Yvette Johnson
Deputy Clerk
(COURT SEAL)
Sept. 22, 29, 2005-3092


POLK COUNTY DEMOCRAT
#2005-0726
SALE DATE: 10/13/2005
NOTICE OF APPLICATION
FOR TAX DEED
(CHAPTER 197.512 -
FLORIDA STATUTES)
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT
POLK COUNTY
the holder of the following cer-
tificates, has filed said certifi-
cates for a tax deed to be is-
sued thereon. The certificate
numbers and years of issuance,
the description of the property
and the names in which it was
assessed are as follows:
CERTIFICATE NO.
1 1289
YEARS OF ISSUANCE
5/31/2002
DESCRIPTION OF PROP-
ERTY:
WALDONS ADD PB 32 PG
8 LOT 7
Section 06, Township
30, Range 25
PROPERTY ID NUMBER:
06-30-25-389500-
000070
Name in which assessed: VENT
THOMAS BROWN
All of said property being in the
County of Polk, State of Flor-
ida. To redeem property, pay-
ment must be made by Cashi-
er's Check or Money Order. NO
PERSONAL CHECKS WII L BE
ACCEPEED. Unless such certifi-
cate shall be redeemed accord-
ing to law, the property de-
scribed in such certificate or
certificates will be sold to the
highest bidder for CASH at the
Polk County Courthouse, Main
Lobby, exact location to be
posted in Main Lobby on date
of sale, on the second Thurs-
day in the Month of October
which is the 1 3th day of Octo-
ber. 2005 beginning at 8:30
A.M. with lunch recess at Noon,
until completion; and, if neces-
sary, continue on a day to day
basis under the same condi-
tions as the first sale day, dur-
ing the regular hours of the
Clerk's Office until completion.
IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE
AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES
ACT, PERSONS WITH DISABILI-
TIES NEEDING A SPECIAL AC-
COMMODATION TO REVIEW
TAX DEED SALES SHOULD CON-
TACT: CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT
COURT, ATTN: TAX DEED DEPT,
255 N. BROADWAY, BARTOW,
FLORIDA 33830-9000 TELE-
PHONE (863) 534-4528 OR
534-4529.
DATED this 9/1/2005.
RICHARD M. WEISS,
CLERK OF CIRCUIT COURT
POLK COUNTY, FLORIDA
By: MARY ANN PETROVICH
Sept. 8, 15, 22, 29, 2005-
2930







IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN
AND FOR POLK COUNTY,
FLORIDA
WACHOVIA BANK, N.A., AS
TRUSTEE (BAYVIEW),
PLAINTIFF,
VS.
CELEBRATION VACATION, INC.,
TROPICANA RESORT CONDO-
MINIUM ASSOCIATION, INC.,
UNITED STATES OF AMERICA,
STATE OF FLORIDA DEPART-
MENT OF REVENUE, POLK
COUNTY TAX COLLECTOR,
PAULO B. CARAM, UNKNOWN
TENANTS) IN POSSESSION #1,
AND #2, et a[.,
DEFENDANTSS.
CASE NO:
53-2005CA-002272-0000
SECTION: 07
NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE
SALE
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN
that pursuant to a Final Summary
Judgment of Foreclosure Sale
dated July 8, 2005, entered in Civil
Case No. 53-2005CA-002272-
0000 (07) of the Circuit Court of.
the Tenth Judicial Circuit in and for
Polk County, Florida, wherein the
WACHOVIA BANK, N.A., AS
TRUSTEE (BAYVIEW), Plaintiff,
and CELEBRATION VACATION,
INC., TROPICANA RESORT
CONDOMINIUM ASSOCIATION,
INC., UNITED STATES OF
AMERICA, STATE OF FLORIDA
DEPARTMENT OF REVENUE,
POLK COUNTY TAX COLLEC-
TOR, PAULO B. CARAM, UN-
KNOWN TENANTS) IN POS-
SESSION #1, AND #2, et al., are
Defendants.
I will sell to the highest and best
bidder for cash at the East Corri-
dor, First Floor, in the Polk County
Courthouse, 255 North Broadway,
Bartow, FL 33831, at 9:00 A.M. on
the 13th day of October, 2005, the
following described property Polk
County, Florida:
UNIT 244, TROPICANA RE-
SORT, A CONDOMINIUM,
ACCORDING TO THE DEC-
LARATION OF CONDOMIN-
IUM THEREOF, AS RE-
CORDED IN OFFICIAL RE-
CORDS BOOK 4020, PAGE
0274, PUBLIC RECORDS OF
POLK COUNTY, FLORIDA,
TOGETHER WITH AN UNDI-
VIDED INTEREST IN THE
COMMON ELEMENTS
THERETO.
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-


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN
AND FOR POLK COUNTY,
FLORIDA
WACHOVIA BANK, N.A., AS
TRUSTEE (BAYVIEW),
PLAINTIFF,
VS.
CELEBRATION VACATION, INC.,
TROPICANA RESORT CONDO-
MINIUM ASSOCIATION, INC.,
UNITED STATES OF AMERICA,
STATE OF FLORIDA DEPART-
MENT OF .REVENUE, POLK
COUNTY TAX COLLECTOR,
PAULO B. CARAM, UNKNOWN
TENANTS) IN POSSESSION #1,
AND #2, et al.,
DEFENDANTSS.
CASE NO:
53-2005CA-002269-0000
SECTION: 07
NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE
SALE
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN
that pursuant to a Final Summary
Judgment of Foreclosure Sale
dated September 8, 2005, entered
in Civil Case No. 53-2005CA-
002269-0000 (07) of the Circuit
Court of the Tenth Judicial Circuit
in and for Polk County, Florida,
wherein the WACHOVIA BANK,
, N.A., AS TRUSTEE (BAYVIEW),
Plaintiff, and CELEBRATION VA-
CATION, INC., TROPICANA RE-
SORT CONDOMINIUM ASSO-
CIATION, INC., UNITED STATES
OF AMERICA, STATE OF FLOR-
IDA DEPARTMENT OF REVE-
NUE, POLK COUNTY TAX COL-
LECTOR, PAULO B.. CARAM,
UNKNOWN TENANTS) IN POS-
SESSION #1, AND #2, et al., are
Defendants.
I will sell to the highest and best
bidder for cash at the East Corri-
dor, First Floor, in the Polk County
Courthouse, 255 North Broadway,
Bartow, FL 33831, at 9:00 A.M. on
the 13th day of October, 2005, the
following described property Polk
County, Florida:
UNIT 309, TROPICANA RE-
SORT, A CONDOMINIUM,
ACCORDING TO THE DEC-
LARATION OF CONDOMIN-
IUM THEREOF, AS RE-
CORDED IN OFFICIAL RE-
CORDS BOOK 4020, PAGE
0274, PUBLIC RECORDS OF
POLK COUNTY, FLORIDA,
TOGETHER WITH AN UNDI-
VIDED INTEREST IN THE
COMMON ELEMENTS
THERETO.
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.
WITNESS my hand and the
seal of the court on September 12,
2005.
RICHARD M. WEISS
CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT
COURT
By: /s/ Yvette Johnson
Deputy Clerk
(COURT SEAL)
Sept. 22, 29, 2005-3087


The Polk County Democrat September 22, 2005


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II


POLK COUNTY DEMOCRAT
#2005-0727
SALE DATE: 10/13/2005
NOTICE OF APPLICATION
FOR TAX DEED
(CHAPTER 197.512 -
FLORIDA STATUTES)
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT
TOBANO REALTY LLC
the holder of the following cer-
tificates, has filed said certifi-
cates for a tax deed to be is-
sued.thereon. The certificate
numbers and years of issuance,
the description of the property
and the names in which it was
assessed are as follows:
CERTIFICATE NO.
11234
YEARS OF ISSUANCE
5/31/2001
DESCRIPTION OF PROP-
ERTY:
MCNEILL ADD PB 34 PG
43 LOT 39 S 55 FT
Section 22, Township
29, Range 25
PROPERTY ID NUMBER:
22-29-25-361700-
000390
Name in which assessed: EVE-
LYN D WEDDERBURN ET AL
All of said property being in the
County of Polk, State of Flor-
ida. To redeem property, pay-
ment must be made by Cashi-
er's Check or Money Order. NO
PERSONAL CHECKS WILL BE
ACCEPTED. Unless such certifi-
cate shall be redeemed accord-
ing to law, the property de-
scribed in such certificate or
certificates will be sold to the
highest bidder for CASH at the
Polk County Courthouse, Main
Lobby, exact location to be
posted in Main Lobby on date
of sale, on the second Thurs-
day in the Month of October
which is the 13th day of Octo-
ber. 2005 beginning at 8:30
A.M. with lunch recess at Noon,
until completion; and, if neces-
sary, continue on a day to day
basis under the same condi-
tions as the first sale day, dur-
ing the regular hours of the
Clerk's Office until completion.
IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE
AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES
ACT, PERSONS WITH DISABILI-
TIES NEEDING A SPECIAL AC-
COMMODATION TO REVIEW
TAX DEED SALES SHOULD CON-
TACT: CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT
COURT, ATTN: TAX DEED DEPT,
255 N. BROADWAY, BARTOW,
FLORIDA 33830-9000 TELE-
PHONE (863) 534-4528 OR
534-4529.
DATED this 9/1/2005.
RICHARD M. WEISS,
CLERK OF CIRCUIT COURT
POLK COUNTY, FLORIDA
By: MARY ANN PETROVICH
Sept. 8, 15, 22, 29, 2005-
2931









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POLK COUNTY DEMOCRAT
#2005-0749
SALE DATE: 10/1 3/2005
NOTICE OF APPLICATION
FOR TAX DEED
(CHAPTER 197.512 -
FLORIDA STATUTES)
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT
POLK COUNTY
the holder of the following cer-
tificates, has filed said certifi-
cates for a tax deed to be is-
sued thereon. The certificate
numbers and years of issuance,
the description of the property
and the names in which it was
assessed are as follows:
CERTIFICATE NO.
11404
YEARS OF ISSUANCE
5/31/2002
DESCRIPTION OF PROP-
ERTY:'
LIGHTSEYS U A SUB PB 6
PG 40 BLK 4 LOT 4 &
S1/2 OF CLOSED ALLEY
LYING N OF SAME
Section 08, Township
30, Range 25
PROPERTY ID NUMBER:
08-30-25-410500-
004040
Name in which assessed: ROD-
NEY CRAIG MCCOY ETAL- C/O
HERBERT L MCCOY JR
All of said property being in the
County of Polk, State of Flor-
ida. To redeem property, pay-
ment must be made by Cashi-
er's Check or Money Order. NO
PERSONAL CHECKS WILL BE
ACCEPTED. Unless such certifi-
cate shall be redeemed accord-
ing to law, the property de-
scribed in such certificate or
certificates will be sold to the
highest bidder for CASH at the
Polk County Courthouse, Main
Lobby, exact location to be
posted in Main Lobby on date
of sale, on the second Thurs-
day in the Month of Octobe
which is the 1 3th day of Octo-
ber. 2005 beginning at 8:30.
A.M. with lunch recess at Noon,
until completion; and, if neces-
sary, continue on a day to day
basis under the same condi-
tions as the first sale day, dur-
ing the regular hours of the
Clerk's Office until completion.
IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE
AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES
ACT, PERSONS WITH DISABILI-
TIES NEEDING A SPECIAL AC-
COMMODATION TO REVIEW
TAX DEED SALES SHOULD CON-
TACT: CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT
COURT, ATTN: TAX DEED DEPT,
255 N. BROADWAY, BARTOW,
FLORIDA 33830-9000 TELE-
PHONE (863) 534-4528 OR
534-4529.
DATED this 9/1/2005.
RICHARD M. WEISS,
CLERK OF CIRCUIT COURT
POLK COUNTY, FLORIDA
By: MARY ANN PETROVICH
Sept. 8, 15, 22, 29, 2005-
2922




POLK COUNTY DEMOCRAT
S #2005-0737
SALE DATE: 10/13/2005
NOTICE OF APPLICATION
FOR TAX DEED
(CHAPTER 197.512,-
FLORIDA STATUTES)
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT
ROY J OR JANET ODOM
the holder of the following cer-
tificates, has filed said certifi-
cates for a tax deed to be is-
sued thereon. The certificate
numbers and years of issuance,
the description of the property
and the names in which it was
assessed are as follows:
CERTIFICATE NO.
14658
YEARS OF ISSUANCE
5/29/1 998
DESCRIPTION. OF PROP-
ERTY:
S 165 FT OF N 3630 FT
OF E 330 FT OF W 1650
FT OF SEC BEING LOT
254 OF UNREC SUB
Section 33, Township
30, Range 26
PROPERTY ID NUMBER:
33-30-26-000000-
041310
Name in which assessed: DAVID
J MAJZEL
All of said property being in the
County of Polk, State of Flor-
ida. To redeem property, pay-
ment must be rhade by Cashi-
er's Check or Money Order. NO
PERSONAL CHECKS WILL BE
ACCEPTED. Unless such certifi-
cate shall be redeemed accord-
ing to law, the property de-
scribed in such certificate or
certificates will be sold to the
highest bidder for CASH at the
Polk County Courthouse, Main
Lobby, 'exact location to be
posted in Main Lobby on date
of sale, on the second Thurs-
day in the Month of October
which is the 13th day of Octo-
ber. 2005 beginning at 8:30
A.M. with lunch recess at Noon,
until completion; and, if neces-
sary, continue on a day to day
basis under the same condi-
tions as the first sale day, dur-
ing the regular hours of the
Clerk's Office until completion.
IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE
AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES
ACT, PERSONS WITH DISABILI-
TIES NEEDING A SPECIAL AC-
COMMODATION TO REVIEW
TAX DEED SALES SHOULD CON-
TACT: CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT
COURT, ATTN: TAX DEED DEPT,
255 N: BROADWAY, BARTOW,
FLORIDA 33830-9000 TELE-
PHONE (863) 534-4528 OR
534-4529.
DATED this 9/1/2005.
RICHARD M. WEISS,
CLERK OF CIRCUIT COURT
POLK COUNTY, FLORIDA
By: MARY ANN PETROVICH
Sept. 8, 15, 22, 29, 2005-
2928


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

CASE NO.: 2005CA-002883
SECTION: 04
AMENDED NOTICE OF
FORFEITURE PROCEED-
INGS
Carroll Gardner
13 Buckeye Circle N.E.
Winter Haven, FL 33881
AND ALL OTHER PER-
SONS who claim an interest in
the above-captioned property:
Grady Judd, as Sher-
iff of Polk County, Florida, ("
Polk County Sheriff's Office"),
gives notice of forfeiture pro-
ceedings pursuant to Sections
932.701-707, Florida Statutes,
in regard to the above-de-
scribed property ("Captioned
Property").
1. Captioned Property was
seized in or near Winter Haven,
in Polk County, Florida on or
about May 26, 2005, by the
Polk 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 Sep-
tember 12, 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 13th day
of September, 2005.
CASSANDRA L. DENMARK, ES-
QUIRE
Polk County Sheriff's Office
455 North Broadway
Bartow, Florida 33830
(863) 534-6294
Florida Bar #0553247
Sept. 22, 29, 2005-3094



IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF
POLK COUNTY, FLORIDA
PROBATE DIVISION
IN RE: Estate of
WILLIAM R. ARTHOFER,
Deceased.
File No:
05 CP-2128
NOTICE OF ADMINISTRA-
TION
AND NOTICE TO CREDITORS
(Testate)
The administration of the estate
of WILLIAM R. ARTHOFER, de-
ceased, whose date of death was
August 4, 2005, File Number 05
CP-2128. is pending in the Circuit
Court for Polk County, Florida,
Probate Division, the address of
which is Post Office Box 9000,
Drawer CC-4, Bartow, Florida
33830. The estate is testate and
the date of the Will and any Codi-
cils are July 25, 1986. The names
and addresses of the personal
representative and the personal
representative's attorney are set
forth below.
All interested persons on whom
a copy of this Notice of Admin-
istration is served must file any ob-
jections that challenge the validity
of the will, the qualifications of the
personal representative, venue, or'
jurisdiction of this Court, by filing a
petition or other pleading request-
ing relief with this Court, in accor-
dance with the Florida Probate
Rules, WITHIN THREE MONTHS
AFTER THE DATE OF THE
SERVICE OF A COPY OF THIS
NOTICE ON THEM.
All creditors of the decedent
and other persons having claims
or demands against decedent's
estate, including unmatured, con-
tingent or unliquidated claims, on
whom a copy of this notice is
served must file their claims with
this Court WITHIN THE LATER,
OF 3 MONTHS AFTER THE
DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICA-
TION OF THIS NOTICE OR 30
DAYS AFTER THE DATE OF
SERVICE OF A COPY OF THIS
NOTICE ON THEM.
All other creditors of the dece-
dent and other persons having
claims or demands against the de-
cedent's estate, including unma-
tured, contingent and unliquidated
claims, must file their claims with
this court WITHIN 3 MONTHS AF-
TER THE DATE OF THE FIRST
PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE.
ALL CLAIMS NOT SO FILED
WILL BE FOREVER BARRED.
NOTWITHSTANDING THE
TIME PERIODS SET FORTH
ABOVE, ANY CLAIM FILED TWO
(2) YEARS OR MORE AFTER
THE DECEDENT'S DATE OF
DEATH IS BARRED.
The date of the first publication
of this Notice is September 22
2005. .
Personal Representative:
MARIANNE DIEHL
8013 Ridge Pointe Drive, West
Lakeland, Florida 33810
Attorney for Personal Representa-
tive:
Samuel G. Crosby, Esquire
Florida Bar No: 218006
Miller, Crosby & Miller, P.A.
Post Office Box 8169
Lakeland, Florida 33802-8169
(863) 688-7038
Sept. 22, 29, 2005-3111


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF
FLORIDA IN AND FOR POLK
COUNTY
UNION FEDERAL BANK OF INDI-
ANAPOLIS,
Plaintiff,
vs.
COLIN WHITEHEAD, IF LIVING,
AND IF DEAD, THE UNKNOWN
SPOUSE, HEIRS, DEVISEES,
GRANTEES, ASSIGNEES, LIEN-
ORS, CREDITORS, TRUSTEES
AND ALL OTHER PARTIES
CLAIMING AN INTEREST BY,
THROUGH, UNDER OR
AGAINST COLIN WHITEHEAD;
UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF COLIN
WHITEHEAD; UNKNOWN TEN-
ANT,
Defendants.
CASE NO.
05-CA-2188
NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE
SALE
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN
pursuant to a Final Judgment of
Foreclosure dated September 2.
2005, and entered in Case No. 05-
CA-2188, of the Circuit Court of
the Tenth Judicial Circuit in and for
Polk County, Florida, wherein UN-
ION FEDERAL BANK OF INDIAN-
APOLIS, is a Plaintiff, and COLIN
WHITEHEAD, IF LIVING, AND IF
DEAD, THE UNKNOWN
SPOUSE, HEIRS, DEVISEES,
GRANTEES, ASSIGNEES, LIEN-
ORS, CREDITORS, TRUSTEES
AND ALL OTHER PARTIES
CLAIMING AN INTEREST BY,
THROUGH, UNDER OR
AGAINST COLIN WHITEHEAD;
UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF COLIN
WHITEHEAD; UNKNOWN TEN-
ANT; are the Defendants. I will sell
to the highest and best bidder for
cash at Polk County Courthouse
East.Corridor, 255 N. Broadway,
Bartow, FI, at 09:00 AM on Octo-
ber 7. 2005. the following de-
scribed property as set forth in
said Final Judgment, to wit:
LOT 178, REGAL PALMS AT
HIGHLAND RESERVE,
PHASE 2, ACCORDING TO
THE PLAT THEREOF RE-
CORDED IN PLAT BOOK
125, PAGES 1 AND 2, AS
RECORDED IN THE PUBLIC
RECORDS OF POLK
COUNTY, FLORIDA; SAID
LAND SITUATE, LYING AND
BEING IN POLK COUNTY,
FLORIDA.
All sales are to be held at the east
end of the east corridor, first floor,
of the Polk County Courthouse lo-
cated at 255 North Broadway Ave-
nue, Bartow, Florida. Please note
that the main entrance is located
on Church Street. No entry is pos-
sible from Broadway Avenue. In
the event any temporary change is
necessary, the Clerk will post a "
Notice of Change" at the sale loca-
tion directing the bidders to the
temporary sale location. ,
If you are a person with disabilities
who needs any accommodation in
order to participate in this pro-
ceeding, you are entitled at no
cost to you, to the provision of cer-
tain assistance. Please contact the
Office of the Court Administrator,
(863) 534-4690, within two (2)
working days of your receipt of this
notice; if you are hearing or voice
impaired, call TDD (863) 534-7777
or Florida Relay Services 711.
RICHARD M. WEISS
As Clerk of the Court
By: /s/ Shirley Deschamps
As Deputy Clerk
(Seal)
Sept. 15, 22, 2005-3019



IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR
POLK COUNTY, FLORIDA
PROBATE DIVISION
IN RE: ESTATE OF
JACKIE ALLEN POWERS
Deceased.
File No.:
05CP-2093
NOTICE TO CREDITORS
The administration of the estate
of Jackie Allen Powers, 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 Drawer CC-4, P.O. Box
9000, Bartow, FL 33831-9000.
The names and addresses of the
personal representative and the
personal representative's attorney
are set forth below.
All creditors of the decedent
and other persons having claims
or demands against decedent's
estate on whom a copy of this no-
tice has been served must file
their claims with this court WITHIN
3 MONTHS AFTER THE DATE
OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION
OF THIS NOTICE OR 30 DAYS
AFTER THE DATE OF SERVICE
OF A COPY OF THIS NOTICE
ON THEM.
All other creditors of the dece-
dent and other persons having
claims or demands against 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
15, 2005.
Personal Representative:
Katrinka Powers
750 8th Street
Eagle Lake, Florida 33839
Attorney for Personal Representa-
tive:
Robert D. Hines
Florida Bar No 0413550
Hines, Norman, Hines P.L.
315 S. Hyde Park Avenue
Tampa, Florida 33606
Telephone: (813) 251-8659
Sept. 15, 22, 2005-3026


SALE
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN
that pursuant to a Final Summary
Judgment of Foreclosure Sale
dated July 8, 2005, entered in Civil
Case No. 53-2005CA-002256-
0000 (07) of the Circuit Court of
the Tenth Judicial Circuit in and for
Polk County, Florida, wherein the
WACHOVIA BANK, N.A., AS
TRUSTEE (BAYVIEW), Plaintiff,
and CELEBRATION VACATION,
INC., TROPICANA RESORT
CONDOMINIUM ASSOCIATION,
INC., UNITED STATES OF
AMERICA, STATE OF FLORIDA
DEPARTMENT OF REVENUE,
POLK COUNTY TAX COLLEC-
TOR, PAULO B. CARAM, UN-
KNOWN TENANTS) IN POS-
SESSION #1, AND #2, et al.: are
Defendants.
I will sell to the highest and best
bidder for cash at the East Corri-
dor, First Floor, in the Polk County


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT IN AND
FOR POLK COUNTY, FLORIDA
RANDALL 1. COX AND M. CATH-
ERINE COX, HIS WIFE,
PLAINTIFFS,
VS.
THE TURNING POINT TRUST, et
al.,
DEFENDANTS.
CASE NO.
53-2002-CA-004619-OOOOLK
NOTICE OF SALE
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN
that pursuant to a Final Judgment
of Foreclosure entered in the
above entitled cause in the Circuit
Court of Polk County, Florida, I will
sell the property situate in Polk
County, Florida, described as:
Lots 12 and 13 in Block 5 in
Tier 5 of ORIGINAL TOWN
OF WINTER HAVEN, accord-
ing to the plat or map thereof
described in Deed Book M, at
pages 160, 161, 162, and 163,
of the public records of Polk
County, Florida.
at public sale, to the highest and
best bidder for cash, in the East
corridor, First floor, Polk County
Courthouse, 255 N. Broadway
Ave., Bartow, Polk County Flor-
ida, at 9:00 a.m. on the h day
of October. 2005.
All sales are to be held at the east
end of the east corridor, first floor,
of the Polk County Courthouse lo-
cated at 255 North Broadway Ave-
nue, Bartow, Florida. Please note
that the main entrance is located
on Church Street. No entry is pos-
sible from Broadway Avenue. In
the event any temporary change is
necessary, the Clerk will post a "
Notice of Change" at the sale loca-
tion directing the bidders to the
temporary sale location.
If you are a person with a disability
who needs any accommodation in
order to participate in this pro-
ceeding, you are entitled, at no
cost to you, to the provision of cer-
tain assistance. Please contact the
Office of the Court Administrator,
(863) 534-4690, within two (2)
working days of your receipt of this
notice; if you are hearing or voice
impaired, call (TDD) (863) 534-
7777, or Florida Relay Service
711.
DATED on September 2005
RICHARD M. WEISS
As Clerk of the Court
By: /s/ Yvette Johnson
As Deputy Clerk
(Seal)
Sept. 22, 29, 2005-3093


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR
POLK COUNTY, FLORIDA
PROBATE DIVISION
IN RE: ESTATE OF
THOMAS J.. BOISVERT
Deceased.
File No.
05CP-2121
NOTICE TO CREDITORS
The administration of the es-
tate of THOMAS J. BOIS-
VERT, deceased, whose date
of death was July 3rd,
Q005, and whose Social Secu-
rity Number is 034-12-6148, is
pending in the Circuit Court for
POLK County, Florida, Probate
Division, 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 Sep-
tember 22 2005.
Personal Representative:
BEVERLY A. HART
190 Highland Street
Milford, MA 01757
LAW OFFICES OF J. KELLY
KENNEDY
Attorneys for Personal Represen-
tative
198 1ST ST S
WINTER HAVEN, FL 33880-3004
Telephone: (863) 294-1114
Florida Bar No. 0375871
Sept. 22, 29, 2005-3106


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN
AND FOR POLK COUNTY,
FLORIDA
WACHOVIA BANK, N.A., AS
TRUSTEE (BAYVIEW),
PLAINTIFF,
VS.
CELEBRATION VACATION, INC.,
TROPICANA RESORT CONDO-
MINIUM ASSOCIATION, INC.,
UNITED STATES OF AMERICA,
STATE OF FLORIDA DEPART-
MENT OF REVENUE, POLK
COUNTY TAX COLLECTOR,
PAULO B. CARAM, UNKNOWN
TENANTS) IN POSSESSION #1,
AND #2, et al.,
DEFENDANTSS.
CASE NO:
53-2005CA-002256-0000
SECTION: 07
NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE


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 800-955-
8770.
WITNESS my hand and official
seal of said Court this 14 h day
of September, 2005.
Richard Weiss
CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT
COURT
BY: /s/ Yvette Johnson
Deputy Clerk
(Court Seal)
Sept. 22, 29, 2005-3100


Courthouse, 255 North Broadway,
Bartow, FL 33831, at 9:00 A.M. on
the 13th day of October, 2005, the
following described property Polk
County, Florida:
UNIT 130, TROPICANA RE-
SORT, A CONDOMINIUM,
ACCORDING TO THE DEC-
LARATION OF CONDOMIN-
IUM THEREOF, AS RE-
CORDED IN OFFICIAL RE-
CORDS BOOK 4020, PAGE
0274, PUBLIC RECORDS OF
POLK COUNTY, FLORIDA,
TOGETHER WITH AN UNDI-
VIDED INTEREST IN THE
COMMON ELEMENTS
THERETO.
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.
WITNESS my hand and the
seal of the court on September 12,
2005.
RICHARD M. WEISS
CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT
COURT
By: /s/ Yvette Johnson
Deputy Clerk
(COURT SEAL)
Sept. 22, 29, 2005-3090






IN THE CIRCUIT COURT IN AND
FOR POLK COUNTY, FLORIDA
LASALLE BANK, N.A., F/K/A LA-
SALLE NATIONAL BANK, AS
TRUSTEE UNDER THE POOL-
ING AND SERVICING AGREE-
MENT DATED. 06/01/1999, SE-
RIES 1999-2,
Plaintiff,
vs.
JIMMA L. LITTLE; GARY R.
PAYNE, and any unknown heirs,
devisees, grantees, creditors, and
other unknown persons or un-
known spouses claiming by,
through and under any of the
above named Defendants,
Defendants.
CASE NO.:
53-2003-CA-337-WH-11
AMENDED NOTICE OF
FORECLOSURE SALE
NOTICE is hereby given that
the undersigned Clerk of the Cir-
cuit Court of Polk County, Florida,
will on the 14th day of October.
2005, at 9:00 o'clock A.M., at the
East corridor, first floor, 255 N.
Broadway in Bartow, Florida
33830 offer for sale and sell at
public outcry to the highest and
best bidder for cash, the following-
described propertysituate in Polk
County, Florida:
That part of Tract 23
in the Northeast 1/4
of Section 8, Town-
ship 27 South, Range
27 East, Polk County,
Florida, shown on the
Plat of Florida Devel-
opment Company Sub-
division, recorded in
Plat Book 3, Pages 60
through 63 inclusive,
of the Public Records
of Polk County, Flor-
ida, described as:
Commence at the
Northeast corner of
the Southeast 1/4 of
the Northeast 1/4 of
said Section 8, and
run North 89 degrees
22'11" West along
the North boundary
of said Southeast 1/4
of the Northeast 1/4,
415.00 feet to the
Point of Beginning,
thence continue
North 89 degrees
22'11" West 105.98
feet, thence South
00 degrees 23'1 6"
East, 333.86 feet,
thence South 89 de-
grees 22'11" East,
139.34 feet, thence
North 00 degrees
23'16" West, 218.00
feet, thence North 89
degrees 22'11 "
West, 33.00 feet,
thence North 00 de-
grees 26'54" West,
115.87 feet to the
Point of Beginning,
LESS platted road
right-of-way. To-
gether with 1995
Kings Highway mobile
home ID# N87062A
and N87062B
pursuant to the Final Judgment
entered in a case pending in
said Court, the style of which is
indicated above.
All sales are to be held at the east
end of the east corridor, first floor,
of the Polk County Courthouse 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.


GREGORY JOE, SR., DE-
CEASED; ALEXANDER G. JOE,
JR. A/K/A ALEXANDER GREG-
ORY JOE, JR., INDIVIDUALLY
AND AS PERSONAL REPRE-
SENTATIVE OF THE ESTATE OF
ALEXANDER G. JOE, SR. A/K/A
ALEXANDER GREGORY JOE,
SR., DECEASED; JOHN DOE;
JANE DOE AS UNKNOWN TEN-
ANT(S) IN POSSESSION OF THE
SUBJECT PROPERTY,
Defendants.
CASE NO.:
53-2005-CA-001913-0000-SEC
04
NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE
SALE
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN
pursuant to a Final Judgment of
Foreclosure dated the _6Q day of
September, 2005, and entered in
Case No. 53-2005-CA-001913-


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
10TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND
FOR POLK COUNTY, FLORIDA
IN RE: ESTATE OF
JOHN R. REUTER,
Deceased.
PROBATE FILE NO.
05CP-2092
NOTICE TO CREDITORS
The administration of the estate
of John R. Reuter, deceased,
whose date of death was July 14,
2005, is pending in the Circuit
Court for Polk County, Florida,
Probate Division, the address of
which is Post Office Box 9000,
Drawer CC-4, Bartow, Florida
33831-9000. The names and ad-
dresses for 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 the dece-
dent's estate, on whom a copy of
this is served must file their claims
with this Court WITHIN THE
LATER OF 3 MONTHS AFTER
THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUB-
LICATION OF THIS NOTICE OR
30 DAYS AFTER THE DATE OF
SERVICE OF A COPY OF THIS
NOTICE ON THEM.
All other creditors of the dece-
dent and other persons having
claims or demands against the de-
cedent's estate, must file their
claims with this court WITHIN 3
MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF
THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF
THIS NOTICE.
ALL CLAIMS NOT SO FILED
WITHIN THE TIME PERIODS
SET FORTH IN SECTION
733.702 OF THE FLORIDA PRO-
BATE CODE WILL BE FOREVER
BARRED.
NOTWITHSTANDING THE
TIME PERIOD SET FORTH
ABOVE, ANY CLAIM FILED TWO
(2) YEARS OR MORE AFTER
THE DECEDENT'S DATE OF
DEATH IS BARRED.
The date of the first publication
of this notice is September 15
2005.
Personal Representative:
Jess G. Tucker
Post Office Box 24838
Lakeland, Florida 33802
Attorney and Personal Represen-
tative:
E. Snow Martin, Jr., Attorney
Attorney
Florida Bar No. 050872
Martin & Martin, P.A.
200 Lake Morton Drive, Suite 300
Lakeland, Florida 33801
Sept. 15, 22, 2005-3028


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN
AND FOR POLK COUNTY,
FLORIDA
IN RE: ESTATE OF
BRITTANY ANN HORTON,
Deceased.
File Number
05-CP-1963
Division PROBATE
NOTICE TO CREDITORS
The administration of the Estate
of Brittany Ann Horton, deceased,
whose date of death was June 4,
2005; is pending' in the Circuit-
Court for Polk County, Florida,
Probate Division; File Number 05
CP-1963, the address of which is
Drawer CC-4, P.O. Box 9000, Bar-
tow, Florida 33831. The names
and addresses of the personal
representative and the personal
representative's attorney are set
forth below.
All creditors of the decedent
and other persons, who have
claims or demands against dece-
dent's estate, including unma-
tured, contingent or unliquidated
claims, and who have been served
a copy of this notice, must file their
claims with this court WITHIN THE
LATER OF THREE (3) MONTHS
AFTER THE DATE OF THE
FIRST PUBLICATION 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 who have
claims or demands against the de-
cedent's estate, including unma-
tured, contingent or unliquidated
claims, must file their claims with
this court WITHIN THREE (3)
MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF
THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF
THIS NOTICE.
ALL CLAIMS NOT SO FILED
WILL BE FOREVER BARRED.
NOTWITHSTANDING THE
TIME PERIODS SET FORTH
ABOVE, ANY CLAIM FILED
TWO (2) YEARS OR MORE
AFTER THE DECEDENT'S
DATE OF DEATH IS BARRED.
THE DATE OF THE FIRST
PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE
IS: September 15, 2005.
Kenneth Horton
Personal Representative
245 Greenlay Loop
Davenport, FL 33897
LARSEN & ASSOCIATES, P.A.
By: RICHARD E. LARSEN, ESQ.
Attorneys for Personal Represen-
tative
Florida Bar No. 0794066
55 E. Pine Street
Orlando, Florida 32801
Telephone: (407) 841-6555
Sept. 15, 22, 2005-3030


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT
OF THE 10TH JUDICIAL
CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR
POLK COUNTY, FLORIDA
CIVIL DIVISION
COUNTRYWIDE HOME LOANS,
INC. F/K/A COUNTRYWIDE
FUNDING CORPORATION D/B/A
AMERICA'S WHOLESALE
LENDER,
Plaintiff,
vs.
UNKNOWN HEIRS, BENEFICI-
ARIES, DEVISEES, ASSIGNEES,
LIENORS, CREDITORS, TRUS-
TEES AND ALL OTHERS WHO
MAY CLAIM AN INTEREST IN
THE ESTATE OF ALEXANDER
G. JOE, SR. A/K/A ALEXANDER


TO:
GEORGE E. MESSER; THE
UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF
GEORGE E. MESSER; ROSE S.
MESSER; THE UNKNOWN
SPOUSE OF ROSE S.
MESSER, IF LIVING, INCLUD-
ING ANY UNKNOWN SPOUSE
OF SAID DEFENDANTSS, IF
REMARRIED, AND IF DE-
CEASED, THE RESPECTIVE
UNKNOWN HEIRS, DEVI-
SEES, GRANTEES, ASSIGN-
EES, CREDITORS, LIENORS,
AND TRUSTEES, AND ALL
OTHER PERSONS CLAIMING
BY, THROUGH, UNDER OR
AGAINST THE NAMED DE-
FENDANT(S)
Whose location are/is unknown.
YOU ARE HEREBY required to
file your answer or written de-


0000-SEC 04, of the Circuit Court
of the 10TH Judicial Circuit in and
for Polk County, Florida, wherein
COUNTRYWIDE HOME LOANS,
INC. F/K/A COUNTRYWIDE
FUNDING CORPORATION D/B/A
AMERICA'S WHOLESALE
LENDER is the Plaintiff and UN-
KNOWN HEIRS, BENEFICIAR-
IES, DEVISEES, ASSIGNEES,
LIENORS, CREDITORS, TRUS-
TEES AND ALL OTHERS WHO
MAY CLAIM AN INTEREST IN
THE ESTATE OF ALEXANDER
G. JOE, SR. A/K/A ALEXANDER
GREGORY JOE, SR., DE-
CEASED; ALEXANDER G. JOE,
JR. A/K/A ALEXANDER GREG-
ORY JOE, JR., INDIVIDUALLY
AND AS PERSONAL REPRE-
SENTATIVE OF THE ESTATE OF
ALEXANDER G. JOE, SR. A/K/A
ALEXANDER GREGORY JOE,
SR., DECEASED; JOHN DOE;
JANE DOE AS UNKNOWN TEN-
ANT(S) IN POSSESSION OF THE
SUBJECT PROPERTY are defen-
dants. I will sell to the highest and
best bidder for cash at the EAST
END OF THE EAST CORRIDOR,
1ST FLOOR, POLK COUNTY
COURTHOUSE, 255 N BROAD-
WAY, BARTOW, FLORIDA (EN-
TRY ON CHURCH STREET), at
the Polk County Courthouse, in
BARTOW, Florida, at 9:00 a.m. on
the 6th day of October 2005 the
following described property as set
forth in said Final Judgment, to
wit:
LOT 26, SOMERVILLE ES-
TATES, ACCORDING TO
THE PLAT THEREOF, RE-
CORDED IN PLAT BOOK 69,
PAGE 41, 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 8th day of Septem-
ber, 2005.
RICHARD M WEISS
Clerk Of The Circuit Court
By: /s/ Shirley Deschamps
Deputy Clerk
(Seal)
Sept. 15, 22, 2005-3010



NOTICE OF FORFEITURE
PROCEEDINGS
TO ALL PERSONS WHO CLAIM
AN INTEREST IN THE FOLLOW-
ING PROPERTY:
The CITY OF LAKELAND, FLOR-
IDA, hereby gives notice of for-
feiture proceedings to be had
in accordance with Sections
932.701.707, Florida Statutes,
in regard to: ONE THOU-
SAND TWO HUNDRED
FIFTEEN DOLLARS
($1,21 5.00) IN U.S.
CURRENCY. Said property
was seized Polk Parkway, Polk
County, Florida, on August 11,
2005. The law enforcement
agency holding the property is
the Lakeland Police Depart-
ment. A petition seeking forfei-
ture of the property will be
filed in the Circuit Court for
Polk County, Florida.
CHARLES E. JACOBSON, III,
ESQ.
219 North Massachusetts Ave.
Lakeland, Florida 33801
(863) 834-6994
Florida Bar No. 181424
ATTORNEY FOR CITY OF LAKE-
LAND
Sept. 22, 29, 2005-3117







IN THE CIRCUIT COURT
OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL
CIRCUIT OF THE STATE
OF FLORIDA, IN AND FOR
POLK COUNTY
CIVIL DIVISION
GREEN TREE SERVICING LLC
F/K/A GREEN TREE FINANCIAL
SERVICING CORPORATION,
Plaintiff,
vs.
GEORGE E. MESSER; THE UN-
KNOWN SPOUSE OF GEORGE E.
MESSER; ROSE S. MESSER; THE
UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF ROSE S.
MESSER, IF LIVING, INCLUDING
ANY UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF
SAID DEFENDANTSS, IF RE-
MARRIED, AND IF DECEASED,
THE RESPECTIVE UNKNOWN
HEIRS, DEVISEES, GRANTEES,
ASSIGNEES, CREDITORS, LIEN-
ORS, AND TRUSTEES, AND ALL
OTHER PERSONS CLAIMING BY,
THROUGH, UNDER OR AGAINST
THE NAMED DEFENDANTSS;
FORD MOTOR CREDIT COM-
PANY; WHETHER DISSOLVED
OR PRESENTLY EXISTING, TO-
GETHER WITH ANY GRANTEES,
ASSIGNEES, CREDITORS, LIEN-
ORS, OR TRUSTEES OF SAID DE-
FENDANT(S) AND ALL OTHER
PERSONS CLAIMING BY,
THROUGH, UNDER OR AGAINST
DEFENDANTSS; UNKNOWN
TENANT #1; UNKNOWN TEN-
ANT #2,
Defendant(s).
CASE NO.
53-2005-CA-003170-
0000-00-SEC 08
NOTICE OF ACTION


ceeding, on plaintiff's attorney, a
default will be entered against you
for the relief demanded in the
Complaint or Petition.
If you are a person with disabilities
who needs any accommodation in
order to participate in this pro-
ceeding, you are entitled at no
cost to you, to the provision of cer-
tain assistance. Please contact the
Office of the Court Administrator,
(863) 534-4690, within two (2)
working days of your receipt of this
notice; if you are hearing or voice
impaired, call TDD (863) 534-7777
or Florida Relay Services 711.
Dated at Polk County this 9th
day of September, 2005.
RICHARD M. WEISS
CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT
By /.aLTamia_kaJpiner
Deputy Clerk
(Seal)
Sept. 15, 22, 2005-2996


7B


tenses, if any, in the above pro-
ceeding with the Clerk of this
Court, and to serve a copy thereof
upon the plaintiff's attorney, whose
name and address appears
hereon, on or before October 17,
2005 the nature of this proceeding
being a suit for foreclosure of
mortgage against the following de-
scribed property, to wit:
TRACT U, UNRECORDED
GREEN ACRES- BEGINNING
AT THE SOUTHWEST COR-
NER OF SECTION 3, TOWN-
SHIP 29 SOUTH, RANGE 23
EAST, POLK COUNTY,
FLORIDA; THENCE NORTH
00'02'30" EAST, 185.0 FEET;
THENCE SOUTH 00'3'8"
EAST. 289.71 FEET TO THE
NORTH RIGHT OF WAY
LINE OF THE SOUTH DRAIN
FIELD ROAD; THENCE
WEST WITH SAID RIGHT OF
WAY LINE, 185.0 FEET;
THENCE NORTH 00'3'8"
WEST, 289.58 FEET TO THE
POINT OF BEGINNING.
LESS THE EAST 25.0 FEET
HEREOF FOR ROAD RIGHT
OF WAY.
To include a:
1999 MERITT LIVESTOCK
TRAILER VIN
FLHMBC139544811A TITLE#
80033954
1999 MERITT LIVESTOCK
TRAILER VIN
FLHMBC139544811B TITLE#
80033989
a/k/a 4547 WINDEE AVE-
NUE, LAKELAND, FL 33801
If you fail to file your answer or
written defenses in the above pro-
ceeding, on plaintiff's attorney, a
default will be entered against you
for the relief demanded in the
Complaint or Petition.
If you are a person with disabilities
who needs any accommodation in
order to participate in this pro-
ceeding, you are entitled at no
cost to you, to the provision of cer-
tain assistance. Please contact the
Office of the Court Administrator,
(863) 534-4690, within two (2)
working days of your receipt of this
notice; if you are hearing or voice
impaired, call TDD (863) 534-7777
or Florida Relay Services 711.
Dated at Polk County this 12th
day of September, 2005.
RICHARD M. WEISS
CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT
By /s/ Tamika Joiner
Deputy Clerk
(Seal)
Sept. 15, 22, 2005-3029



IN THE CIRCUIT COURT
OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL
CIRCUIT OF THE STATE
OF FLORIDA, IN AND FOR
POLK COUNTY
CIVIL DIVISION
GREEN TREE SERVICING LLC.
SUCCESSOR SERVICE FOR
GREENPOINT CREDIT, LLC. AS
SERVICE FOR BANKAMERICA
HOUSING SERVICES, A DIVISION
OF BANK OF AMERICA, FSB,
Plaintiff,
vs.
NATALIE Y. PATTERSON; THE
UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF NATALIE
Y. PATTERSON, IF LIVING, IN-
CLUDING ANY UNKNOWN
SPOUSE OF SAID
DEFENDANTSS, IF REMARRIED,
AND IF DECEASED, THE RE-
SPECTIVE UNKNOWN HEIRS, DE-
VISEES, GRANTEES, ASSIGNEES,
CREDITORS, LIENORS, AND
TRUSTEES, AND ALL OTHER
PERSONS CLAIMING BY,
THROUGH, UNDER OR AGAINST
THE NAMED DEFENDANTSS;
FORD MOTOR CREDIT COM-
PANY; WHETHER DISSOLVED
OR PRESENTLY EXISTING, TO-
GETHER WITH ANY GRANTEES,
ASSIGNEES, CREDITORS, LIEN-
ORS, OR TRUSTEES OF SAID DE-
FENDANT(S) AND ALL OTHER
PERSONS CLAIMING BY,
THROUGH, UNDER OR AGAINST
DEFENDANTSS; UNKNOWN
TENANT #1; UNKNOWN TEN-
ANT #2,
Defendant(s).
CASE NO.
2005-CA-3127-SEC 07
NOTICE OF ACTION
TO:
NATALIE Y. PATTERSON;
THE UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF
NATALIE Y. PATTERSON, IF
LIVING, INCLUDING ANY UN-
KNOWN SPOUSE OF SAID
DEFENDANTSS, IF REMAR-
RIED, AND IF DECEASED,
THE RESPECTIVE UNKNOWN
HEIRS, DEVISEES, GRANT-
EES, ASSIGNEES, CREDI-
TORS, LIENORS, AND TRUS-
TEES, AND ALL OTHER PER-
SONS CLAIMING BY,
THROUGH, UNDER OR
AGAINST THE NAMED DE-
FENDANT(S)
Whose location are/is unknown.
YOU ARE HEREBY required to
file your answer or written .de-
fenses, if any, in the above pro-
ceeding with the Clerk of this
Court, and to serve a copy thereof
upon the plaintiff's attorney, whose
name and address appears
hereon, on or before October 17,
2005 the nature of this proceeding
being a suit for foreclosure of
mortgage against the following de-
scribed property, to wit:
LOT 24, LAUREL ACRES,
ACCORDING TO THE MAP
OR PLAT THEREOF, AS RE-
CORDED IN PLAT BOOK 80,
PAGE 45-46, OF THE PUB-
LIC RECORDS OF POLK
COUNTY, FLORIDA.
To include a:
1998, STONER TRAILER,
FLFLT70A24688SK21,
74962609
1998, STONER TRAILER,
FLFLT70B24688SK21,
74962650
A/K/A 75 LAUREL LN.,
FROST PROOF, FL 33843.
If you fail to file your answer or
written defenses in the above pro-


TIME PERIODS SET FORTH
ABOVE, ANY CLAIM FILED
TWO (2) YEARS OR MORE
AFTER THE DECEDENT'S
DATE OF DEATH IS BARRED.
The date of the first publication
of this Notice is September 15,
2005.
NANCY ALONSO
5988 Powells Landing Road
Burke, VA 22015
Personal Representative
Attorney for Personal Represen-
tative:
DAVID G. ARMSTRONG, ES-
QUIRE
Florida Bar No.: 356182
ERIK EDWARD JOH, P.A.
4600 N. Ocean Blvd., Suite 206
Boynton Beach, FL 33435
Sept. 15, 22, 2005-3007


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
10TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN
AND EOR-POLK COUNTY,
FLORIDA CIVIL DIVISION
BANK ONE, NATIONAL ASSO-
CIATION, AS TRUSTEE
Plaintiff,
vs.
HERBERT L. SYKES; BENEFI-
CIAL FLORIDA, INC.; BONITA
SYKES; PATRICIA ROACHE;
STANLEY ROACHE; PATRICIA
ROACHE; BENEFICIAL Fi.OR-
IDA, INC.; __ AN UNKNOWN
PERSON IN POSSESSION OF
THE SUBJECT PROPERTY,
Defendants.
CASE NO.:
GC-G-2000-2389
RE-NOTICE OF
FORECLOSURE SALE
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN
pursuant to a Motion and Order
Resetting Foreclosure Sale dated
the 9th day of September, 2005,
and entered in Case No. GC-G-
2000-2389, of the Circuit Court of
the 10TH Judicial Circuit in and for
Polk County, Florida, wherein
BANK ONE, NATIONAL ASSO-
CIATION, AS TRUSTEE is the
Plaintiff and HERBERT L. SYKES;
BENEFICIAL FLORIDA, INC.; BO-
NITA SYKES; PATRICIA
ROACHE; STANLEY ROACHE;
PATRICIA ROACHE; BENEFI-
CIAL FLORIDA, INC.; __ AN
UNKNOWN PERSON IN POS-
SESSION OF THE SUBJECT
PROPERTY are defendants. I will
sell to the highest and best bidder
for cash at THE EAST CORRI-
DOR ON THE 1ST FLOOR, OF
THE POLK COUNTY COURT-
HOUSE, IN BARTOW, FLORIDA,
9:00 a.m. on the 14th day of Octo-
ber. 2005, the following described
property as set forth in said Final
Judgment, to wit:
Lot 29 of BUCKEYE HILLS
SUBDIVISION, Winter Haven,
Florida, as recorded in Plat
Book 44, Page 29, public re-
cords of Polk County, Florida,
Also and including that part of
Lot 30 of said subdivision de-
scribed as: Beginning at the
Southwest corner of Lot 30,
run thence Northeasterly along
the Westerly boundary of Lot
30, a distance of 123.56 feet
to the Northwest corner of Lot
30, run thence South a dis-
tance of 120 feet to a point on
the South boundary of Lot 30,
said point being 30 feet East
of the Southwest corner of Lot
30, thence run west along the
South boundary of Lot 30 a
distance of 30 feet to the point
of beginning.
All sales are to be held at the east
end of the east corridor, first floor,
of the Polk County Courthouse lo-
cated at 255 North Broadway Ave-
nue, Bartow, Florida. Please note
that the main entrance is located
on Church Street. No entry is pos-
sible from Broadway Avenue. In
the event any temporary change is
necessary, the Clerk will post a "
Notice of Change" at the sale loca-
tion directing 'the bidders to the
temporary sale location.
If you are a person with a disability
who needs any accommodation in
order to participate in this pro-
ceeding, you are entitled, at no
cost to you, to the provision of cer-
tain assistance. Please contact the
Office of the Court Administrator,
(863) 534-4690, within two (2)
working days of your receipt of this
notice; if you are hearing or voice
impaired, call (TDD) (863) 534-
7777, or Florida Relay Service
711.
DATED this 13th day of Sep-
tember, 2005.
RICHARD M. WEISS
As Clerk of said Court
By: /s/ Shirley Deschamps
Deputy Clerk
(Court Seal)
Sept. 22, 29, 2005-3095











IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR
POLK COUNTY, FLORIDA
PROBATE DIVISION
IN RE: ESTATE OF
LUZ MARIA ARROYO,
Deceased.
CASE NO.
05CP-2087
NOTICE TO CREDITORS
The administration of the estate
of LUZ MARIA ARROYO, de-
ceased, whose date of death was
July 17, 2005, is pending in the
Circuit Court for POLK County,
Florida, Probate Division, the ad-
dress of which is Probate, Drawer
CC-4, P.O. Box 9000, Bartow, FL
33831-9000. 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, who have
claims or demands against dece-
dent's estate, and who have been
served a copy of this notice, must
file their claims with this Court
WITHIN THE LATER OF THREE
MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF
THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF
THIS NOTICE OR THIRTY (30)
AFTER THE DATE OF SERVICE
OF A COPY OF THIS NOTICE
ON THEM.
All other creditors of the dece-
dent and other persons who have
claims or demands against the de-
cedent's estate must file their
claims with this Court WITHIN
THREE MONTHS AFTER THE
DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICA-
TION OF THIS NOTICE.
ALL CLAIMS NOT SO FILED
WITHIN THE TIME PERIODS
SET FORTH IN SECTION
733.702 OF THE FLORIDA
PROBATE CODE WILL BE
FOREVER BARRED.
NOTWITHSTANDING THE










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em


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT
OF THE 10TH JUDICIAL
CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR
POLK COUNTY, FLORIDA
CIVIL DIVISION
BANK OF AMERICA, NATIONAL
ASSOCIATION SUCCESSOR BY
MERGER TO BA MORTGAGE,
LLC SUCCESSOR BY MERGER
TO NATIONSBANC MORTGAGE
CORPORATION,
Plaintiff,
vs.
BILLY C. BROWN, JR., ET AL,
Defendants.
CASE NO.:
53-2005-CA-003194-0000-
SEC08
NOTICE OF ACTION
TO: BILLY C. BROWN, JR.
(LAST KNOWN ADDRESS:
7961, KAITLIN CIRCLE,
LAKELAND, FL 33810)
UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF
BILLY C. BROWN, JR.
(LAST, KNOWN ADDRESS:
7961 KAITLIN CIRCLE,
LAKELAND, FL 33810)
YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an
action for Foreclosure of Mortgage
on the following described prop-
erty:
LOT 19, TANGERINE
TRAILS, UNIT NO. 4,
ACCORDING TO THE
PLAT THEREOF RE-
CORDED IN PLAT
BOOK 98, PAGE 12 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 October 24 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 at-
,:,rney or imrnme ialely irnei leh .,,
.inarrviw:e a delaui1i wi E D -r,
teied against you for the relief
demaridr,-d in lhe complaint.
In accordance v,ith tie Ameri-
can wir.h Disabla.ltes 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 J.5th day of
September. 2005.
Richard M Weiss
As Clerk of the Court
By /s/ Tamika Joiner
As Deputy Clerk
(SEAL)
Sept; 22, 29, 2005-3104


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN
AND FOR POLK COUNTY,
FLORIDA
IN RE: THE MATTER OF THE
TERMINATION OF PARENTAL
RIGHTS FOR THE PROPOSED
ADOPTION OF A MINOR CHILD
JUSTIN MATTHEW GARCIA
d.o.b.: 06/15/2002,

NOTICE OF ACTION TO
TERMINATION OF PARENTAL
RIGHTS
FOR THE PROPOSED ADOP-
TION OF MINOR CHILD
CASE NO.: 2005-DR-8590
SECTION: 1
TO: CARLOS GARCIA
Address Unknown
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 Me-
linda Water, Petitioner, c/o
Wendy K. McGinnis, Esquire,
whose address is Post Office
Box 130, Bartow, FL 33830-
0130, on or before thirty (30)
days from the date of this pub-
lication, and file the original
with the Clerk of this Court, at
Post Office Box 9000, Drawer
CC1, Bartow, Florida 33831,
before service on Petitioher 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 September 15,
2005.
CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT
COURT
By: /s/ Lina Aguilar
As Deputy Clerk
(Court Seal)
Sept. 22, 29, Oct. 6, 13,
2005-3098


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IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN
AND FOR POLK COUNTY,
FLORIDA
CIVIL DIVISION
THRIFTY RENTS, INC.,
Plaintiff,
VS
LEE ROY WILSON and LOIS M.
WILSON, his wife; STATE FARM
MUTUAL AUTOMOBILE INSUR-
ANCE CO., as subrogee of
Sharon Tangney and CITY OF
EAGLE LAKE,
Defendant.
CASE NO:
04-3018
DIVISION 7
Fla. Bar No. 185453
NOTICE OF SALE
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN
that pursuant to a Summary Final
Judgment of Foreclosure entered
in the above-styled cause in the
Circuit Court of Polk County, Flor-
ida, I will sell the property situated
in Polk County, Florida described
as follows:
All of the West One-Half (1/2)
of the following described:
All that part of the South 500
feet of Section 1, and the NW
1/4 of Section 12, Township
25 South, Range 24 East, ly-
ing West of the Right-of-Way
of Seaboard Coast Line Rail-
road and East of a line begin-
ning on the North line of said
property at a point 791.25 feet
East of the West boundary of
Section 1 and running thence
in a straight South of East di-
rection to a point on the South
line of said NW 1/4, 1,420 feet
East of the SW corner of said
NW 1/4 and all that part of the
SW 1/4 of the'NE 1/4 of said
Section 12, lying West of the .
Right-of-Way of said Seaboard
Coast Line Railroad. LESS
AND EXCEPT: That of the
NW 1/4 of Section 12, Town-
ship 25 South, Range 24 East,
Polk County, FL being de-
scribed as follows:
Commence at the SW corner
of the said NW 1/4 of said
Section 12; thence S 89
53'13" E along the South Line
of the said NW 1/4, 948.38
feet to the Point of Beginning;
thence from said Point of Be-
ginning run N 07 10'00" W,
822.14 feet; thence N 83
12'17" E, 357.10 feet; thence
S 11 06'43" E, 332.94 feet to
the South boundary of a sand
road, said South boundary be-
ing 12.50 feet from the center-
line of said sand road; thence
N 83 12'17" E, along said
South boundary 223.60 feet to
the point of intersection of said
sand road; thence S 05 30'30"
E, along the West boundary of
said sand road, 561.06 feet to
the South line of the said NW
1/4 of said Section 12; thence
N 89 35'27" W, along said
South line 392.09 feet to the
Point of Beginning.
a/k/a 18.155 Wendfield Lane,
Polk City, FL 33860
Folio No. 122524-000000-
031020 and 12524-000000-
042020
at Public Sale, to the highest and
best bidder for cash except as set
forth hereinafter, on the 14th day
of October, 2005, at 9:00 a.m., at
the East End of the East Corridor,
First Floor, Polk County Court-
house, 255 N Broadway, Bartow,
FL 33830.
All sales are to be held at the east
end of the east corridor, first floor,
of the Polk County Courthouse lo-
cated at 255 North Broadway Ave-
nue, Bartow, Florida. Please note
that the main entrance is located
on Church Street. No entry is pos-
sible from Broadway Avenue. In
the event any temporary change is
necessary, the Clerk will post a "
Notice of Change" at the sale loca-
tion directing the bidders to the
temporary sale location.
If you are a person with a disability
who needs any accommodation in
order to participate in this pro-
ceeding, you are entitled, at no
cost to you, to the provision of cer-
tain assistance. Please contact the
Office of the Court Administrator,
(863) 534-4690, within two (2)
working days of your receipt of this
notice; if you are hearing or voice
impaired, call (TDD) (863) 534-
7777, or Florida Relay Service
711.
RICHARD WEISS
As Clerk of the Circuit Court
BY:' /s/Yvette Johnson
As Deputy Clerk
(Court Seal)
Sept. 22, 29, 2005-3103



NOTICE OF FORFEITURE
PROCEEDINGS
TO ALL PERSONS WHO CLAIM
AN INTEREST IN THE FOLLOW-
ING PROPERTY:
The CITY OF LAKELAND, FLOR-
IDA, hereby gives notice of for-
feiture proceedings to be had
in accordance with Sections
932.701.707, Florida Statutes,
in regard to: ONE 1997
FORD PICKUP TRUCK,
V1N#
1FTDX1762VNC99885.
Said property was seized at or
near the intersection of U.S.
Highway 92 and Combee Road
in Lakeland, Polk County, Flor-
ida, on August 3, 2005. The
law enforcement agency hold-
ing the property is the Lake-
land Police,Department. A peti-
tion seeking forfeiture of the
property will be filed in the Cir-
cuit Court for Polk County, Flor-
ida.
CHARLES E. JACOBSON, III,
ESQ.
219 North Massachusetts Ave.
Lakeland, Florida 33801
(863) 834-6994
Florida Bar No. 181424
ATTORNEY FOR CITY OF LAKE-
LAND
Sept. 22, 29, 2005-3116


UNKNOWN PARTIES, including, if
a named defendant is deceased,
the personal representatives, the
surviving spouse, heirs, devisees,
grantees, creditors, and all other
parties claiming, by, through, un-
der or against that Defendant, and
all claimants persons or parties,
natural or corporate, or whose ex-


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT IN AND
FOR POLK COUNTY, FLORIDA
LASALLE BANK NATIONAL AS-
SOCIATION ASSIGNEEEE'), FOR-
MERLY KNOWN AS LASALLE
NATIONAL BANK, IN ITS CA-
PACITY AS INDENTURE TRUS-
TEE UNDER THAT CERTAIN
SALE AND SERVICING AGREE-
MENT DATED DECEMBER 1,
1999 AMONG AFC TRUST SE-
RIES 1999-4, AS ISSUER, SUPE-
RIOR BANK FSB, AS SELLER
AND SERVICE, AND LASALLE
NATIONAL ASSOCIATION, AS
INDENTURE TRUSTEE, AFC
MORTGAGE LOAN ASSET
BACKED NOTES, SERIES 1999-
4, AND ANY AMENDMENTS
THERETO,
Plaintiff,
vs.
STEVEN MALDONADO AS
TRUSTEE UNDER TRUST NO.
3971 STALLION DRIVE, DATED
AUGUST 20, 2003; STEVEN
MALDONADO, INDIVIDUALLY;
UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF STE-
VEN MALDONADO; UNKNOWN
SPOUSE OF LINDA MARIE CUR-
TIS; UNKNOWN TENANT I; UN-
KNOWN TENANT II; LINDA
MARIE CURTIS, INDIVIDUALLY
AND AS TRUSTEE UNDER
TRUST NO. 3971 STALLION
DRIVE, DATED AUGUST 20,
2003; SETTLER'S/BENEFICIAR-
IES OF TRUST NO. 3971 STAL-
LION DRIVE, DATED AUGUST
20, 2003, and any unknown heirs,
devisees, 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-3347-WH-04
NOTICE OF ACTION
TO:
SETTLER'S/BENEFICIARIES
OF TRUST NO. 3971 STAL-
LION DRIVE, DATED
AUGUST 20, 2003
ADDRESS UNKNOWN
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(s) 16, LAKE PIERCE
RANCHETTES, according to
the map or plat there, as re-
corded in Plat Book 71,
Page(s) 19, Public Records
of Polk County, Florida. To-
gether with that certain 1986
Double Wide Mobile Home, .
Identification Number':
FLBS2A/BG03320/961, lo-
cated thereon.
has been filed against you, and
that you are required to serve a
copy of your written defenses, if
any, to it on Shawn L. Demers,
Butler & Hosch, P.A., 3185
South Conway Road, Suite E,
Orlando, Florida 32812 and file
the original with the Clerk of the
above-styled Court on or before
30 days from the first publica-
tion, otherwise a Judgment may
be entered against you for the
relief demanded in the Com-
plaint.
WITNESS my hand and seal of
said Court on the 19th day of Sep-
tember. 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/ Tamika Joiner
Deputy Clerk
(Court Seal)
Sept. 22, 29, 2005-3126


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN
AND FOR POLK COUNTY,
FLORIDA
WACHOVIA BANK, N.A., AS IN-
DENTURE TRUSTEE Successor
by merger to FIRST UNION NA-
TIONAL BANK, !
Plaintiff,
vs.
ESTATE OF BETTY H. HARRIS
a/k/a BETTY I. HARRIS, DE-
CEASED, UNKNOWN HEIRS,
DEVISEES, GRANTEES, AS-
SIGNEES, CREDITORS, LIEN-
ORS, TRUSTEES OF BETTY H.
HARRIS a/k/a BETTY I. HARRIS,
DECEASED, JP MORGAN
CHASE BANK, NATIONAL ASSO-
CIATION f/k/a THE CHASE MAN-
HATTAN BANK AS INDENTURE
TRUSTEE, CASSIDY & ASSOCI-
ATES, INC., GEORGE ALLEN
HARRIS a/k/a G. ALLEN HARRIS
RITA HARRIS EVERY a/k/a
RITA S. EVERY, CHRISTO-
PHER C. HARRIS, UNKNOWN
TENANTS) IN POSSESSION #1
AND #2, et al.,
CASE NO:
53-2005CA-002531-0000
SECTION: 11
NOTICE OF ACTION
TO: ESTATE OF BETTY H. HAR-
RISa/k/a BETTY I. HARRIS, DE-
CEASED, UNKNOWN HEIRS',
DEVISEES, GRANTEES, AS-
SIGNEES, CREDITORS, LIEN-
ORS, TRUSTEES OF BETTY H.
HARRIS a/k/a BETTY I. HARRIS;
DECEASED last known residence:
unknown, current residence un-
known, and ALL OTHER PAR-
TIES, if living, and ALL OTHER


Dated this 13th day of Septem-
ber, 2005.,
RICHARD M. WEISS
Clerk of the Circuit Court
By: /s/ Shirley Deschamps
Deputy Clerk
(CIRCUIT COURT SEAL)
Sept. 22, 29, 2005-3084


act legal status is unknown, claim-
ing under any of the above named
or described Defendants.
YOU ARE HEREBY NOTIFIED
that an action to foreclose a mort-
gage on the following property lo-
cated in Polk County, Florida:
CONDOMINIUM UNIT 604 OF
LAKE KIT, A CONDOMIN-
IUM, ACCORDING TO THE
DECLARATION OF CONDO-
MINIUM THEREOF RE-
CORDED IN OFFICIAL RE-
CORDS BOOK 2097, PAGE
1860, OF THE PUBLIC RE-
CORDS OF POLK COUNTY,
FLORIDA, AND THE
AMENDMENT THERETO,
RECORDED IN OFFICIAL
RECORDS BOOK 2103,
PAGE 1832, AND ACCORD-
ING TO THE CONDOMINIUM
PLAT THEREOF IN CONDO-
MINIUM PLAT BOOK 6,
PAGES 12 THROUGH 14, IN-
CLUSIVE, AND IN CONDO-
MINIUM PLAT BOOK 6,
PAGES 15 THROUGH 17, IN-
CLUSIVE, OF THE PUBLIC
RECORDS AFORESAID; TO-
GETHER WITH AN UNDI-
VIDED SHARE OR INTER-
EST IN THE COMMON ELE-
MENTS APPURTENANT
THERETO.
Has been filed against you and
you are required to serve a
copy of your written defenses,
if any, to it on Brian L. Rosaler,
Esquire, Popkin & Rosaler, P.A.,
Plaintiff's attorney, at 10 Fair-
way Drive, Suite 302, Deerfield
Beach, FL 33441, within 30
days of the first date of publi-
cation of this notice, and file
the original with the clerk of
this court (P.O. Box 9000,
Drawer CC-2, Bartow, FL 33831)
either before October 24, 2005 on
Plaintiff's attorney or immediately
thereafter; otherwise a default will
be entered against you for the re-
lief demanded in the complaint or
petition.
Dated on September 19, 2005.
RICHARD M. WEISS
As Clerk of the Court
By: /s/Tamika Joiner
As Deputy Clerk
(Court Seal)
Sept. 22, 29, 2005-3124
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT
OF THE 10th JUDICIAL
CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR
POLK COUNTY, FLORIDA
GENERAL JURISDICTION
DIVISION
AB-N AMRO MORTGAGE
GROUP, INC.,
PLAINTIFF
VS.
WILLIAM LINTS A/K/A WILLIAM
MITCHELL LINTS Ill, IF LIVING,
AND IF DEAD, THE UNKNOWN
SPOUSE, HEIRS, DEVISEES,
GRANTEES, ASSIGNEES, LIEN-
ORS, CREDITORS, TRUSTEES
AND ALL OTHER PARTIES
CLAIMING AN INTEREST BY,
THROUGH, UNDER OR
AGAINST WILLIAM LINTS A/K/A
WILLIAM MITCHELL LINTS III:
UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF WIL-
LIAM LINTS A/K/A WILLIAM
MITCHELL LINTS Ill, IF ANY;
JOHN DOE AND JANE DOE AS
UNKNOWN TENANTS IN POS-
SESSION
DEFENDANT(S)
CASE NO:
05-CA-2195-11
NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE
SALE
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN
pursuant to a Summary Final
Judgment of Foreclosure dated
September 8, 2005 entered in Civil
Case No. 05-CA-2195-11 of the
Circuit Court of the 10TH Judicial
Circuit in and for POLK County,
BARTOW, Florida, I will sell to the
highest and best bidder for cash at
THE EAST CORRIDOR ON THE
FIRST FLOOR at the POLK
County Courthouse located at 255
N Broadway Ave. in Bartow, Flor-
ida, at 9:00 a.m. on the 23rd day
of November, 2005 the following
described property as set forth in
said Summary Final Judgment, to-
wit:
THE NORTH 220 FEET
OF THE S 1/2 OF THE
S 1/2 OF THE SW 1/4
OF THE NW. 1/4 LESS
THE WEST 25 FEET,
LESS THE EAST
1780.52 FEET, LESS
THE NORTH 130 FEET
OF SECTION 18,
TOWNSHIP 27, RANGE
24 EAST, POLK
COUNTY, FLORIDA,
AND COMMONLY
KNOWN AS LOT NO.
32 OF MARTIN ES-
TATES, SECTION 2,
AN UNRECORDED SUB-
DIVISION. TOGETHER
WITH THAT CERTAIN
MANUFACTURED HOME
SITUATED THEREON.
TOGETHER WITH A
1995 STON DOUBLE
WIDE MOBILE HOME,
VIN#
FLFLS701A23258SK2
1 &
FLFLS701B23258SK2
1 .
All sales are to be held at the
east end of the east corridor,
first floor, of the Polk County
Courthouse located at 255 North
Broadway Avenue, Bartow, Flor-
ida. Please note that the main
entrance is located on Church
Street. No entry is possible from
Broadway Avenue. In the event
any temporary change is neces-
sary, the Clerk 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.


RIDOR, FIRST FLOOR, POLK
COUNTY COURTHOUSE, 255
NORTH BROADWAY AVENUE,
BARTOW, FLORIDA, AT 9:00 AM,
MAIN ENTRANCE IS ON
CHURCH STREET, NO ENTRY
AVAILABLE ON BROADWAY
AVE. October 14, 2005, the follow-
ing described property as set forth


IN THE COUNTY COURT IN AND
FOR POLK COUNTY, FLORIDA
GENERAL JURISDICTION DIVI-
SION
AVATAR PROPERTIES INC., A
FLORIDA CORPORATION,
Plaintiff,
vs.
MANOLO C. ROMULO, JR., AND
ANY AND ALL UNKNOWN PAR-
TIES CLAIMING BY, THROUGH,
UNDER AND AGAINST THE
HEREIN INDIVIDUAL DEFEN-
DANTS WHO ARE NOT KNOWN
TO BE DEAD OR ALIVE,
WHETHER SAID UNKNOWN
PARTIES MAY CLAIM AN IN-
TEREST AS SPOUSES, HEIRS,
DEVISEES, GRANTEES, OR
OTHER CLAIMANTS,
Defendants.
CASE NO.
2005-CA-003330
NOTICE OF ACTION
TO: MANOLO C. ROMULO, JR.
Whose Last Known Residence
was: P.O. BOX 6935,
BOROKO, PAPUA, NEW
GUINEA, if alive, and if dead,
all claiming interest by,
through, under or against said
persons, and all parties having
or claiming to have any right,
title or interest in the property
herein described.
YOU ARE HEREBY NOTI-
FIED that a Complaint to Fore-
close a Mortgage Deed on the
following property in POLK
County, Florida:
LOT 14, BLOCK 374,
VILLAGE 7, NEIGHBOR-
HOOD 2 WEST, POIN-
CIANA SUBDIVISION,
ACCORDING TO THE
PLAT THEREOF RE-
CORDED IN PLAT
BOOK 55, AT PAGE 5,
OF THE PUBLIC RE-
CORDS OF POLK
COUNTY, FLORIDA.
has been filed and commenced
in this Court and you are re-
quired to serve a topy of your
written defenses, if any, to it
on HAROLD J. TURK, at-
torney for Plaintiff,
whose address is 201
Alhambra Circle, 12 th
Floor, Coral Gables, Flor-
ida 33134 and file the origi-
nal with the clerk of the above
styled Court on or before Oc-
tober 24, 2005; otherwise a
default will be entered against
you for the relief prayed for in
the Complaint.
WITNESS my hand and the seal.
of said Court at Polk County,
Florida on this 20th day of Sep-
tember, 2005.
RICHARD M. WEISS
As Clerk, Circuit Court
By: /s/ Tamika Joiner
Deputy Clerk
(Court Seal)
Sept. 22, 29, 2005-3120


NOTICE OF FORFEITURE
PROCEEDINGS
TO ALL PERSONS WHO CLAIM
AN INTEREST IN THE FOLLOW-
ING PROPERTY:
The CITY OF LAKELAND, FLOR-
IDA, hereby gives notice of for-
feiture proceedings to be had
in accordance with Sections
932.701.707, Florida Statutes,
in regard to: ONE THOU-
SAND SIX HUNDRED
FORTY-ONE DOLLARS
($1,641.00) IN U.S.
CURRENCY. Said property
was seized at or near 608
Texas Avenue, in Lakeland, Polk
County, Florida, on August 1 8,
2005. The law enforcement
agency holding the property is
the Lakeland Police Depart-
ment. A petition seeking forfei-
ture of the property will be
filed in the Circuit Court for
Polk County, Florida.
CHARLES E. JACOBSON, III,
ESQ.
219 North Massachusetts Ave.
Lakeland, Florida 33801
(863) 834-6994
Florida Bar No. 181424
ATTORNEY FOR CITY OF LAKE-
LAND
Sept. 22, 29, 2005-3114


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
10TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF
FLORIDA, IN AND FOR POLK
COUNTY
MORTGAGE ELECTRONIC REG-
ISTRATION SYSTEMS, INC.
PLAINTIFF,
-vs-
DAVID M. PASIK; WACHOVIA
BANK, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION
F/K/A FIRST UNION NATIONAL
BANK; LAKELAND REGIONAL
MEDICAL CENTER, INC.; POLK
COUNTY; OSI COLLECTION
SERVICES, INC. D/B/A HERRING


IN POSSESSION #1; UNKNOWN
PARTIES IN POSSESSION #2; 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.
NO.: 2003-CA-4279
Division#: SEC 07
UNC: 532003CA004279
NOTICE OF SALE
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN
pursuant to an Order or Final
Judgment of Foreclosure dated
September 9, 2005, entered in
Civil Case No. 2003-CA-4279 of
the Circuit Court of the 10TH Judi-
cial Circuit in and for POLK
County, Florida, wherein MORT-
GAGE ELECTRONIC REGISTRA-
TION SYSTEMS, INC., Plaintiff
and DAVID M. PASIK are defen-
dant(s), I will sell to the highest
and best bidder for cash, AT THE
EAST END OF THE EAST COR-


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in said Final Judgment, to-wit:
LOT 14, COUNTRYSIDE, AC-
CORDING TO THE PLAT
THEREOF AS RECORDED IN
PLAT BOOK 82, PAGE 12,
OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS
OF POLK COUNTY, FLOR-
IDA.
All sales are to be held at the east
end of the east corridor, first floor,
of the Polk County Courthouse lo-
cated at 255 North Broadway Ave-
nue, Bartow, Florida. Please note
that the main entrance is located
on Church Street. No entry is pos-
sible from Broadway Avenue. In
the event any temporary change is
necessary, the Clerk will post a "
Notice of Change" at the sale lo-
cation directing the bidders to the
temporary sale location.
If you are a person with disabilities
who needs any accommodation in
order to participate in this pro-
ceeding, you are entitled at no
cost to you, to the provision of cer-
tain assistance. Please contact the
Office of the Court Administrator,
(863) 534-4690, within two (2)
working days of your receipt of this
notice; if you are hearing or voice
impaired, call TDD (863) 534-7777
or Florida Relay Services 711.
DATED at BARTOW, Florida,
this 14th day of September,
2005.
RICHARD M. WEISS
CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT
COURT
POLK County, Florida
By: /s/ Yvette Johnson
Deputy Clerk
(Seal)
Sept. 22, 29, 2005-3102


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN
AND FOR POLK COUNTY,
FLORIDA
M J LOAN COMPANY, A FLOR-
IDA CORPORATION,
Plaintiff,
VS
KRISTEN L. BRYAN AND ROB-
ERT HIBBETT, ET AL,
Defendant.
CASE NO:
53-2005CA-001891-0000-00
NOTICE OF SALE
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN
that pursuant to a Summary Final
Judgment entered in the above
entitled cause of action in the
County Court of Polk County, Flor-
ida, I will sell the property situated
in Polk County, Florida described
as:
The North 1/2 of the West 1/5
of the East 1/2 of the South
1/4 of the Southeast 1/4 of the
Southwest 1/4 of Section 31,
Township 26 South, Range 25
East, Polk County, Florida, To-
gether with an easement for
ingress and egress from the
above lands over and across
the East 20 feet of the South
1/2 of the West 1/5 of the East
1/2 of the South 1/4 of the
Southeast 1/4 of the South-
west 1/4 of Section 31, Town-
ship 26rSouth, Range 25 East
together with a 1997 Clay
Doublewide Mobile Home Id#
WHC007412GAA & B Title #'s
72946860 & 72946863 A/K/A
5309 SHEPPARD LANE,
POLK CITY, FL.
at a public sale, to the highest and
best bidder for cash, in the Polk
County Courthouse, 255 North
Broadway, Bartow, Florida 33830
9:00 a.m. on the 10 day of Octo-

All sales are to be held at the east
end of the east corridor, first floor,
of the Polk County Courthouse lo-
cated at 255 North Broadway Ave-
nue, Bartow, Florida. Please note
that the main entrance is located
on Church Street. No entry is pos-
sible from Broadway Avenue. In
the event any temporary change is
necessary, the Clerk will .post a "
Notice of Change" at the sale loca-
tion directing the bidders to the
temporary sale location.
If you are a person with a disability
who needs any accommodation in
order to participate in this pro-
ceeding, you are entitled, at no
cost to you, to the provision of cer-
tain assistance. Please contact the
Office of the Court Administrator,
(863) 534-4690, within two (2)
working days of your receipt of this
notice; if you are hearing or voice
impaired, call (TDD) (863) 534-
7777, or Florida Relay Service
711.
RICHARD WEISS
As Clerk of the Circuit Court
BY: /s/ Felicia Borders
As Deputy Clerk
(Court Seal)
Sept. 22, 29, 2005-3082


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT POLK



LARRY CHARLES WIGGINS
CASE NO: 05DR-008725
NOTICE OF ACTION
TO: LARRY CHARLES WIG-
GINS
1616 Dolphin Drive
Lakeland, FL 33801
YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an
action for Dissolution of Marriage
has been filed against you, and
you are required to serve a copy
of your written defenses, if any, to
it on Ira A. Serebrin, Esq. plain-
tiff's attorney, whose address is
2109 South Combee Road, Lake-
land, FL 33801, on or before Octo-
ber 24, 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 September 20,
2005.
As Clerk of said Court
By: /s/ Linda Aguilar
As Deputy Clerk
(Court Seal)
Sept. 22, 29, Oct. 6, 13, 2005-
3119


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IN THE JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN
AND FOR POLK COUNTY,
FLORIDA PROBATE DIVISION
IN RE: ESTATE OF
ALAN EDWARD
BEARD,
Deceased.
CASE NO.
05CP-2089
NOTICE TO CREDITORS
The administration of the estate
of ALAN EDWARD BEARD,
deceased, File Number 05CP-
2089, is pending in the Circuit
Court for POLK County, Florida,
Probate Division the address of
which is P.O. Box 9000, Drawer
CC-1, Bartow, FL 33830-9000.
The names and addresses of the
personal representative and the
personal representative's attorney
are set forth below.
All creditors of the decedent
and other persons, who have
claims or demands against dece-
dent's estate, including unma-
tured, contingent or unliquidated
claims, and who have been served
a copy of this notice, must file their
claims with this Court WITHIN
THE LATER OF THREE
MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF
THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF
THIS NOTICE OR THIRTY (30)
AFTER THE DATE OF SERVICE
OF A COPY OF THIS NOTICE
ON THEM.
All other creditors of the dece-
dent and other persons who have
claims or demands against the de-
cedent's estate, including unma-
tured, contingent or unliquidated
claims, must file their claims with
this Court WITHIN THREE
MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF
THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF
THIS NOTICE.
ALL CLAIMS NOT SO
FILED WILL BE FOR-
EVER BARRED.
NOTWITHSTANDING
THE TIME PERIODS
SET FORTH ABOVE,
ANY CLAIM FILED
TWO (2) YEARS OR
MORE AFTER THE DE-
CEDENT'S DATE OF
DEATH IS BARRED.
The date of the first publication
of this Notice is September 15,
2005.
Personal Representative:
EDITH S. BEARD
12401 N. 22nd Street, #E-204
Tampa, FL 33612-4653
Attorney for Personal Representa-
tive:
WILLIAM M. MUMBAUER, ES-
QUIRE
WILLIAM M. MUMBAUER, P.A.
205 N. Parson Avenue
Brandon, FL 33510
813/685-3133
Sept. 15, 22, 2005-3024




IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN
AND FOR POLK COUNTY,
FLORIDA .. ..
VACATION INVESTMENT PLAN,
INC.,
Plaintiff
vs.
JOSE E AVILES-PREYTES, ET
AL.,
Defendants.
CASE NO:
2005-CA-000634
NOTICE OF SALE
Notice is hereby given, pursu-
ant to Final Judgment of Foreclo-
sure entered in the above entitled
cause in the Circuit Court of Polk
County, Florida, I will sell the prop-
erty situated in Polk County, Flor-
ida described as:
Unit 351 ,Tropicana Resort, a
condominium, according to
Declaration of Condominium
thereof, as recorded in Official
Records Book 4020, Page
0274, Public Records of Polk
County, Florida, together with
an undivided interest in the
common elements thereto, to-
gether with all Improve-
ments now or hereafter
erected on the property, and
all easements, appurte-
nances, and fixtures now or
hereafter a part of the prop-
erty and all replacements
and additions now or hereaf-
ter a part of the property.
at public sale, to the highest
and best bidder, for cash, in
the East Corridor, first floor,
Polk County Courthouse, 255
North Broadway, Bartow, Polk
County, Florida will be held at
9:00 o'clock, A.M., on October

All sales are to be held at the east
end of the east corridor, first floor,
of the Polk County Courthouse lo-
cated at 255 North Broadway Ave-
nue, Bartow, Florida. Please note
that the main entrance is located
on Church Street. No entry is pos-
sible from Broadway Avenue. In
the event any .temporary change is
necessary, the Clerk will post a "
Notice of Change" at the sale loca-
tion directing the bidders to the
temporary sale location.
If you are a person with a dis-
ability who needs any accom-
modation in order to partici-
pate in this proceeding, you are
entitled, at no cost to you, to
the provision of certain assis-
tance. Please contact the Of-
fice of the Court Administrator,
(863) 534-4690, within two
(2) working days of your re-
ceipt of this notice; if you are
hearing or voice impaired, call
(TDD) (863) 534-7777, or
Florida Relay Service 711.
RICHARD M. WEISS
Clerk of the Circuit Court
By:/s/Shirley Deschamps
Deputy Clerk
(Seal)
Sept. 22, 29, 2005-3085









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SERVICES
AIRBORNE TREE SERVICE
Complete tree service availa-
ble. Licensed and Insured.
Free Estimates. Senior and
Military discounts. 863-370-
0221.

BASS LAWN CARE
Free estimates given.
Commercial or Residential.
Call 533-2244.
Licensed and Insured.
BIG JOSH TREE SERVICE
Remove trees, stumps, lot
cleaning. Have bucket truck,
back hoe. Insured, licensed,
free estimates. 863-285-8522
863-285-9172.
CALVIN'S HAULING INC.
Topsoil, concrete wash, fill
dirt, also leveling with a trac-
tor. Call 533-1852 leave mes-
sage if no answer.
DALE BAILEY'S
Sod, mulch, fill dirt, grading,
irrigation supplies, landscap-.
ing, ,free. estimates, delivery
available. 2835 SR 60 E Bar-
tow. (863)533'-0624.- '


SERVICES


HIGH GAIT FARM
Horse boarding, training, les-
sons, dressage arena, round
pen, riding ring, concrete
barn. Ken Allen (863)537-
2720.
JT PAINTING and Pressure
Cleaning. Interior, exterior,
and all types of small repairs.
Free estimates. 1-888-689-
8188.
MARK SYLVAIN LAWN
CARE SERVICE
Free Estimates, Bartow area.
863-401-5222
MEMORY DVD'S
-Coordinating sentimental
songs and memorable occa-
sions. A great idea for Christ-
mas, Birthdays or anniversa-
ries. Call for questions 661-
2242.
PHOTOGRAPHY. WE do
weddings and more! Call
Creech Photography at 533-
5676.


SERVICES

POLK PAINTING, interior, ex-
terior, free estimates, li-
censed. Mike Thomas at 863-
412-9169.
PORTRAIT AND wedding
photography. Children, fami-
lies, pets, in-home sittings.
Jack Littlefield, Photographic
Memories. 533-9064.
STATE CERTIFIED
Serving Florida 20+ years,
shingle, tile, metal, flat roof-
ing. Residental/Commercial.
Licensied/Insured
CC056374=1 -888-649-1405
FREE ESTIMATES
TIM HUTCHENSON.
WILL CLEAN houses and run
errands. References availa-
ble, 258-8838.


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your area read the
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FOR SALE
BABY STROLLER/CARRIER
combo. Navy blue and tan.
Good condition. $30. 863-
712-5182.

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,
DOG KENNEL, 4'x6'x8' chain
link with gate. Good condition.
.$100. 863-712-5182.
FRESH OKRA, small and ten-
der. Call 559-7072 or 559-
5002.
HAVERTY DINING room ta-
ble with 4 chairs, solid wood.
Cost $1,100; sell for $600.
533-5072 or 712-4223.
. KING SIZE water bed, com-
plete with everything needed.
Hand painted mirror $500
OBO. 412-4131.
NEW SHED, 10'x16', 2 win-
dows, big wide door, 3/4-inch
plywood floor, metal studs in-
side, with electric. $2,000 firm.
533-5737.


FOR SALE
16 FT. Lawn Trailer, 6 months
old, $700. 581-6049.

1993 KAWASAKI Ninja 600.
Excellent condition $4,000
OBO. 860-9544.
55-INCH Dining Table with 4
chairs. For sale $500. Solid
wood. Phone 533-6444.
AIR CONDITIONER, 230
volts, 17500 BTU. Asking
$250 OBO. 12 foot aluminum
beam for ceiling. Asking best
offer. 285-6927.
ASSORTMENT OF .interior
panel doors. You pick $10.
Call 559-7035 anytime.

NEW TRAILER, sprayer and
boom for grove maintenance.
863-439-1793.
PLAYER PIANO console with
rolls, electric or manual,
$1300. Also organ, double
keyboard and pedals, manual
or cassette. $500. 533-5527.
QUEEN SIZE mattress and
box springs. Excellent condi-
tion, $100. 533-7529.
THREE LARGE mirrors $3.25
a square foot. One $55. Two
$75 each OBO. Will trade for
any firearm. 863-285-4234.


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PUBLIC NOTICES


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN
AND FOR POLK COUNTY, Flor-
Ida
STATE OF FLORIDA DEPART-
MENT OF TRANSPORTATION,
Petitioner,
vs.
BEVERLY SEGREE, DEVON
MCLACHLAN, YVONNE
WAUGH, HERMINE DYER, DOR-
RETT MCLACHLAN, DE-
CEASED, EVERARD
MCLACHLAN, TREVOR
MCLACHLAN AND UNA DOUG-
LAS, ETAL.,
Defendants.
Case No.:
05CA-3153-0133-00
Parcel No.: 133
SECTION: 08
NOTICE TO SHOW CAUSE
AND
NOTICE OF SUIT
STATE OF FLORIDA.
OUT OF STATE ADDRESS LIST
American General Home Equity,
Inc. f/k/a Credithrift, Inc.
SERVE: Gary L. Taylor, President'
601 NW 2nd Street
Evansville,'IN 47708
Parcel 133
Trevor McLachlan
8402 Glen Echo
San Antonio, TX 78239-3029
Parcel 133
ADDRESS UNKNOWN LIST
All known and unknown heirs of
Dorrett McLachlan, Deceased
Parcel 133
To all said defendants who
are living, and if any or all de-,
fendants are deceased, the un-
known spouse, heirs, devisees,
grantees, creditors, lienors, or
other parties claiming by,
through, under, or against any
such deceased defendants, if
alive, and, if dead their un-
known spouse, heirs, devisees,
legatees, grantees, creditors,
lienors, or other parties claim-
ing by, through, under, or,
against any such deceased de-
fendant or defendants, and all
other parties having or claiming
to have any right, title, or inter-
est in and to the property de-
scribed in the Petition, to wit:
FP NO. 1976451
SECTION 16310-000
STATE ROAD 548,
POLK COUNTY
DESCRIPTION
PARCEL: 133
ESTATE OR INTEREST TO
BE OBTAINED: FEE SIMPLE
E. 1/2 of Lot 6 and E.. 1/2 of
Lot 7, Block 12, McRAE &
BRYANT'S ADDITION TO
.RESUBDIVISION, as per
map or plat thereof recorded
In Plat Book 1, Page 44A,
and Plat Book 2, Page 64, of
the Public Records of Polk
County, Florida, "being in
Section 13, Township 28
South, Range 23 East; Map
Showing Resubdivision of
McRae & Bryant's Addition
to Lakeland, Florida as
shown in Plat Book 2, Page
.64. '
Being more particularly de-
scribed as:
BEGIN at the southeast cor-
ner of said Lot 7; thence
along the south line of said
Lot 7, South 89'18'45" West
a distance of 67.50 feet;


thence North 00'29'43" West
a distance of 119.00 feet to
the north line of said Lot 6;
thence along said north line
North 8918'45" East a dis-
tance of 67.50 feet to the
northeast corner of said Lot
6; thence along the east line
of said Lots 6 and 7, South
0029'43" East a distance of
119.00 feet to the POINT OF
BEGINNING.
Containing 8,032 square
feet.
Together with all rights of
access, egress, ingress,
light, air and view between
the grantor's remaining
property and any facility
constructed on the above
described property.
You are each notified that
the Petitioner filed its sworn
Petition',and its Declaration of
Taking in this Court against you
as defendants, seeking to con-
demn by eminent domain pro-
ceedings the above described
property located in the State
of Florida, County of Polk.
You are further notified that
the Petitioner will apply to the
Honorable John Laurent, one of
the Judges of this Court on the
15th day of December, A.D.,
2005, at 9:00 o'clock A.M., at
the Polk County Courthouse,
Bartow, Florida, for an Order of
Taking in this cause. All defen-
'dants to this suit may request
a hearing at the time and place
designated and be heard. Any,
defendant failing to file a re-
quest for hearing shall waive
any right to object to the Order
of Taking.
A Pre-Order of Taking Case
Management Conference is
set for December 1, 2005,
Sat'9:00 o'clock A.M. before
the Honorable John F. Lau-
rent, in Court Room 8D, 8th
Floor, Blue Elevator, at the
Polk County Courthouse,
Bartow, Florida, at which,
time an Order of Taking will
be entered if all parties are
in agreement or if no hear-
ing has been requested. All
parties are required to at-
tend the Pre-Order of Tak-'
ing Case Management Con-
ference.
AND
Each defendant is hereby re-
quired .to serve written de-
fenses, if any, and request a
hearing, if desired, to said Peti-
tion on:
DEPARTMENT OF TRANS-
PORTATION
Post Office Box 1249
Bartow, Florida 33830
c/o Mr. Bruce P. Cury
District One General Coun-
sel
(863) 519-2617
Florida Bar No.: 0975117
on or before the 24th day of Qcto-
ber, A.D., 2005, and file the origi-
nals with the Clerk of this Court on
that date, to show cause what
.right, title, interest, or lien you or
any of you have in and to the
property described in the Petition
and to show cause, if any you
have, why the property should not
be condemned for the' uses and
purposes set forth in the Petition.
If you fail to answer, a default may


'be entered against you for the re-
lief demanded in the Petition. If
you fail to request a hearing on the
Petition for Order of Taking you
hall waive any right to object to
said Order of Taking;
In accordance with the
Americans with Disabilities Act,
if you are a person with a dis-
ability who needs any accom-
modation in order to partici-
pate in this proceeding, you are
entitled, at no. cost to you, to
the provision of certain assis-
tance. Please contact the Of-
fice of the Court Administrator,
(863) 534-4690, within two
(2) working days of your re-
ceipt of this Notice to Show
Cause and Notice of Suit; if you
are hearing or voice impaired,;
call TDD (863) 534-7777 or
Florida Relay Service 800-955-
8770.
WITNESS MY HAND AND
SEAL of said Court on the 1 5th
day of September., 2005.
RICHARD M. WEISS
CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT
COURT
BY: /s/ Tamika Joiner
Deputy Clerk
(Seal)
Sept. 22, 29, 2005-3105


The following vehicles will be
Sold at Public Auction on
10/03/05 for unpaid towing
and storage charges.
1993 FORD CROWN VICTORIA
VIN# 2FACP71 W1 PX192549
Public Auction will be held at
2615 Lakeland Hills Blvd. Lake-
land, FL at 12:00 p.m. All bids
must be paid in full CASH
ONLY.
Sept. 22, 2005-3128


The following vehicles will be
Sold at Public Auction on
10/10/05 for unpaid towing
and storage charges.
1991 ACURA LEGEND
ViN# JH4KA7670MC006788
Public Auction will be held at
2615 Lakeland Hills Blvd. Lake-
land, FL at 1 2:00 p.m. All bids
must be paid in full CASH
ONLY.
Sept. 22, 2005-3129


Robert's Towing
1015 Combee Rd #25
Lakeland, FL 33801
863-529-2455
Auction on October 5th, 2005 at
7:30 A.M.
1987 Nissan Truck White
VIN# 1N6ND16S6HC359000
Sept. 22, 2005-3130



"Grant"
yourself a
little extra /
cash. Sell '
it in a
classified.


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT
FOR POLK COUNTY,
FLORIDA
PROBATE DIVISION
IN RE: ESTATE OF
MICHAEL J. DURAN,
Deceased.
File No.
05CP-2 114
Division: Probate
NOTICE TO CREDITORS
The administration of the es-
tate of Michael J. Duran,
deceased, whose date of death
was August 23, 2005, and
whose Social Security Number
is 314-20-1069, is pending in
the Circuit Court for Polk
County, Florida, Probate Divi-
sion, the address of which is
P.O. Box 9000, Drawer CC-4,
Bartow, Florida 33831. The
names nd 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 de-
cedent's estate, including un-
matured, contingent or unliqui-
dated claims, on whom a copy
of this notice has been served
must file their claims with this
court WITHIN THE LATER OF 3
MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF
THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF
THIS NOTICE OR 30 DAYS AF-
TER THE TIME OF SERVICE OF A
COPY OF THIS NOTICE ON
THEM.
All other creditors of the de-
cedent and other persons hav-
ing claims or demands against
decedent's estate, including
unmatured, contingent or unliq-
uidated claims, must file their
claims with this court WITHIN 3
MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF
THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF
THIS NOTICE.
ALL CLAIMS NOT FILED
WITHIN THE TIME PERIODS SET
FORTH IN SECTION 733.702 OF
THE FLORIDA PROBATE CODE
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 September 22,
2005.
Personal Representative:
Lee M. Duran
99 Ord Street
San Francisco, CA
94114
Attorney for Personal Repre-
sentative:
GLENN T. SHELBY
Florida Bar No. 285269
Shelby, Medina &
Stargel, LLP
902 S. Florida Avenue,
Suite 101
Lakeland, Florida 33803
Telephone: (863) 577-
4000
Sept. 22, 29, 2005-3110


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IN THE COUNTY COURT IN THE
TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN
AND FOR POLK COUNTY,
FLORIDA
SILVIA V. MARTINEZ,
Plaintiff,
vs.
NATIONS BANK FINANCIAL
SERVICES, CORP., Successor
by merger to C & S FAMILY
CREDIT, a Georgia corporation,
Defendants.
CASE NO.
53-2005CA-003475-00
NOTICE OF ACTION
TO: NATIONS BANK FINANCIAL
SERVICES, CORP., successor
by merger to C & S Family
Credit, a Georgia corporation;
YOU ARE HEREBY NOTI-
FIED that an action to quiet ti-
tle on the following property in
POLK County, Florida:
LOT 8, BLOCK 374,
POINCIANA NEIGHBOR-
HOOD 2 WEST, VIL-
LAGE 7, ACCORDING
TO THE PLAT IN PLAT
BOOK 55, PAGES 5
THROUGH 18,' INCLU-
SIVE, OF THE PUBLIC
RECORDS OF POLK
COUNTY, FLORIDA.
has been filed and commenced
in this Court and you are re-
quired to serve a copy of your
written defenses, if any, to it
on HOWARD L. CAUVEL,
Plaintiff's attorney,
whose address is Rano,
Cauvel, & Ceely, 233
East Rich Avenue, De-
Land, gFlorida 32724 on or
before October 24, 2005, and
file the original with the clerk of
the above styled Court either
before service on Plaintiff's at-
torney or immediately thereaf-
ter; otherwise a default will be
entered against you for the re-
lief as demanded in Plaintiff's
Complaint.
DATED September 19, 2005.
RICHARD M. WEISS
Polk County Circuit Court
By; /s/Tamika Joiner
Deputy Clerk
(Court Seal)
Sept. 22, 29, Oct. 6, 13, 2005-
3123



PUBLIC NOTICE
THE PLANNING AND ZONING
BOARD FOR THE CITY OF
FORT MEADE will hold a Public
Hearing in the City Commission
Room at City Hall on MONDAY,
October 10, 2005 at 5:30 PM to
consider the following request:
Yvonne Dovale Jomarron is re-
questing a site development re-
view of the property located at
Southeast 3rd Street and Pine.
This information is available for
public review in the Building De-
partment from 7:30 AM to 4:00
PM. Monday through Friday. All in-
terested property owners may ap-
pear at the Public Hearing to make
objections as they may have. No
objections being raised, it is pre-
sumed none exist.
PLANNING AND ZONING
BOARD
/s/ Dan Moody, Chairman
Sept. 22, 2005-3133


Radyne Kinne

74 years old

Happy Birthday


With love from all the family &
grandkids & great grandkids






HAPPY BIRTHDAY

MAMA

Love


Jackie Er Pam


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Contain residue of soy-based
printing ink. They're behind
The Democrat on Summerlin
Street. Help yourself.

WOOD PALLETS. No two
alike. Stack stuff on 'em. Use
'em for firewood. Just don't
bring 'em back. Outside The
Democrat, Florida Avenue
and Summerlin Street. Come
help yourself.

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

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

WANTED
TO BUY
USED FISHING Reels work-
ing or not. 533-9548.
GARAGE SALE
BIG YARD SALE. Thursday,
Friday, Saturday. We have
tools, clothes, tires, miscella-
neous. Flood Court off 80 foot
road, Bartow.
CHEAP HUGE yard sale,
1415 E. Bay St. 8-2. New and
used shoes and clothes, size
8. Three used barber chairs,
good condition. Wall decora-
tions, antiques. Lots more.

ESTATE & GARAGE SALE.
Friday and Saturday 8:00-?
650 W. Vine. Huge Sale. Anti-
que glassware, collectibles,
lots of stuff.
FRIDAY AND Saturday 8-4.
Big three-family sale. Lots of
good stuff. Good bargains.
114 Paul Revere Road, off
East Hwy. 60, Heritage Place
subdivision.
SATURDAY AND Sunday, 9
a.m.-4 p.m. Moving Sale.
Some collectible stuff. Every-
thing must go! N. 91 Mine
Road, Lot 12.
THREE FAMILY and estate
sale, 1310 Swearingen Ave.,
Bartow. 7:30-? Saturday.
THREE-FAMILY SALE, Satur-
day, Sept. 24, 8-12. 1125 N.
Pinecrest Dr., Bartow.
YARD SALE Saturday, Sept.
24, 8:00-12:00. Patio table
w/two chairs, sofa, luggage,
clothes, miscellaneous items.
1170 S. Gordon Ave.

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A Happy Birthday
Put in a ClAssified
Ad-a line
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HOUSE
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Free computerized list of
Available properties
$100K $500K
'In your specific area.
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BARTOW-3 BEDROOM, 2
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new Traine air conditioner, big
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Near all Schools, Library and
Civic Center. Oakwood Subdi-
vision. 863-804-0964 or 860-
0279.
BY OWNER-1600 sq. ft.. 3
bedroom, 2 bath, large family
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tow. 661-1773 or 647-9265.
HISTORIC BARTOW
630 E. Stanford.
4/2, 2,100 sq. ft.
Recently renovated.
Must See!
Russ Janutolo Realty-
$190,000.
(863)221-4282
PhoneRuss @ aol.com.

MOBILE HOME
FOR RENT
2 BEDROOM, 2 bath, Bartow/
Alturas. 537-4277.

3 BEDROOM, 2 bath, living
room, family room, dining
room, laundry hook-up. Excel-
lent location. $590/month.
863-647-1958 or 863-559-
2230.
SUITABLE FOR adults. No
pets. $500 per month. 5731
Vaughn Road, Royal Ranch-
es. 537-2538.
WHY RENT? Own 2B/2B,
CHA, in park, peaceful living,
no bank qualifying $2,000
down, $400/month. 863-559-
7035.

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.

HOUSE
FOR RENT
2 BEDROOM, 1 bath, 317
Southeast 3rd., Fort Meade.
$500 per month, first, last re-
quired. $500 security.. No
pets. 537-9856.

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to sell? Call
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GENERAL
HELP WANTED
CHILD CARE worker neededed
for afternoon shift. Needs to
be responsible, reliable and
love children. Call 519-0096.

CHURCH MUSICIAN. 863-
285-9373.
FOOD PROCESSOR and
Servers wanted in Bartow.
Contact Kim Martin 604-8828
after 2 p.m.
GENERAL LAWN mainte-
nance needed. $8:00 per
hour. Call 224-0238.
JRS
Geo Services
Drilling & Boring
Full time positions
available call 425-0275
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.
NIGHT HELP needed, 8:30
p.m. until 2:00 a.m. Call 224-
0238.
PART-TIME SCOREKEEPER
needed for local motor cross
track. Saturday night 7:00
p.m.-10:00 p.m. $10 per hour.
863-224-0238.
PART/TIME CONCESSION
help needed. Saturday 5:00-
10:00. Sunday 9:00-3:00. Call
863-224-0238.
PEACE RIVER PACKING
COMPANY in Fort Meade
needs a fork lift operator with
industrial maintenance experi-
ence, preferably in a citrus
packing house. We offer year
round employment with bene-
fits, drug free workplace. Call
863-285-7164.

SITE MAINTENANCE TECH-
NICIAN for 64 unit apartment
complex in Bartow. Must be
knowledgeable in basic
plumbing, electrical and
HVAC. General Carpentry
and painting skills beneficial.
Must bondable. Send resume
to: Whispering Pines Apart-
ments, P. 0. Box 10293,
Clearwater, FL. 33757. FAX
(727)447-2252. Equal Oppor-
tunity Employer.
SUNSHINE FOLIAGE
WORLD
Supervisor position available
at Ft. Meade foliage nursery.
Experience preferred, but not
required. Job function may in-
volve lifting up to 50 pounds,
stooping, bending, loading &
unloading materials and work-
ing in adverse conditions.
This is a full time position that
offers flexible hours. To apply
please call our Zolfo Strings
location. 863-735-0501.

BOAT FOR SALE

1973 17' Fiberglas Bonito
boat, excellent condition, 115
hp Johnson motor, with trailer.
$3,000 OBO. 255-6139 or
533-9063.


ACREAGE
1 1/4 acre with mobile home,
2 sheds with deep well, totally
fenced, SE of Bartow. Call af-
ter 12 p.m. 537-1139.

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 FIRST month, 1 year
lease. Executive offices. 400
sq. ft., reception area, kitchen,
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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


Remember When!

Happy Birthday

Donald Roberts

Love,

Your Family


APARTMENT
FOR RENT
2 BEDROOM, 1 bath, $550
month in FORT MEADE. Nice
neighborhood, central heat-
ing/cooling. Call Sheila, Day
863-375-9988, Evening 863-
285-7203. Security Deposit
Required.

59'5 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.
COUNTRY LIVING, single
story apartment homes availa-
ble. Studio and 1 bedroom,
starting at $419. No income
restrictions. Hurry only a few
left. Call 863-534-3243. Bear-
creek Apartments.
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.
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3 BR apartments with air con-
ditioning, carpet, appliances,
spacious closets, window
treatments offered at rental
rates beginning at $323 plus
utilities. Rental assistance
available to qualified appli-
cants. Laundry & community
building. Tenant programs.
Farmworker households wel-
comed. Handicap units availa-
ble. Income Limits Apply. Ap-
plications: 9:00 AM -5:00PM
Mon.-Fri. Whispering Pines
Apartments 863-293-8838,
4713 Richard Dr., Bartow.
(TDD#1-800-955-8771)

SEA EL PRIMERO EN EX-
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Apartamentos de 1, 2 y 3
cuartos con aire de acondicio-
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mesticos, armario amplio, tra-
tamientos de ventanas todo
ofrecido a tarifas de renta co-
menzando de $323 mas utili-
dades. Asistenia de renta dis-
ponible para solicitante cualifi-
cados. Lavanderia y salon
para actividades sobre pro-
gramas de inquilinos. Bienve-
nidos toda familiar de trabaja-
dores de finca. Apartamentos
designados para los encapci-
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Lunes a Viernes. Whispering
Pines Apartments, 863-293-
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Bartow, (TDD#1-800-955-
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Out of My Range by Dawn Wade


Vegetables are yummy in side
dishes and main dishes.
But too often, we end up reach-
ing for the same types of vegeta-
bles potatoes, beans, corn,
broccoli and ignore the abun-
dance of nature.
This week we will begin a
series exploring vegetables from
a-z. Of course, some of your
favorites may have been left off
the list, but you may discover
something new.


All recipes
www.meals'com.

A


choke and cut tips of leaves with a
sharp paring knife or kitchen
shears.
Brush cut ends with additional
lemon juice or dip in a mixture of
lemon juice and water. Place on a
rack above simmering water, sea-
son with salt and cover tightly.
Steam for 30 to 40 minutes or
until tender.
Meanwhile, melt butter in a
small saucepan over low heat.
Add lemon juice, Worcestershire


Cover pan. Boil hard for 5 min-
utes. Drain. Melt butter.
Add asparagus. Stir just until
coated and hot. Season to taste.
Serves six.


Acorn squash is the quintes-
sential fall vegetable.
While the uncut squash can be
a bit intimidating, squash is actu-
ally very easy to cook.
Acorn Squash


Bumps On A Log


come from sauce and mustard. Increase heat
to medium and stir until bubbly.
Stir in hazelnuts and remove
from heat. Arrange artichokes on
individual serving plates. Serve


Art ;chokes are delicious.
Cont:ihinig only 25 calories
each. artichokes are fat- and cho-
le:teral-free and low in sodium.
They are a giod source of foliate,
magnes-ium, fiber, and vitamin C.
Fresh Artichokes With
Hazelnut Sauce
6 medium artichokes
1 teaspoon coarse salt
1-1.'2 c'up butter
1-1/2 tablespoons fresh lemon
juice, plus extra for cooking arti-
chokes
1-1/2 teaspoons Crosse &
Blackwell Worcestershire Sauce
1/2 teaspoon dry mustard
1/2 cup toasted hazelnuts,
skins removed and finely chopped

Trim stems almost flush with
artichoke bottoms so they sit flat.
Slice off the top 1/4 of the arti-


with a side of sauce;
Serves six.


Asparagus just reminds me of
spring.
: In ancient time-, asparagus
was thought tto cure: toothaches
Today, asparaguis i- lauded for
being a guod t-ource of folic acid,
vitamin C and carotenids.
Steamed Baby Asparagus
1/4 cup sugar
1 pound baby asparagus,
trimmed
1 quart water, boiling
1/4 cup butter
1/8 teaspoon salt
1/8 teaspoon ground black pep-
per
Heat heavy saucepan. Add
sugar. Stir just until melted. Add
asparagus and boiling water.


1 medium acorn squash,
halved and seeded
1 tablespoon butter
2 tablespoons brown sugar
Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
Turn acorn squash upside
down onto a cookie sheet. Bake in
a 350 degrees oven until it begins
to soften, approximately 30 to 45
minutes
Remove squash from the oven
and turn onto a plate so that the
flesh is facing upwards. Place but-
ter and brown sugar into the
squash, and place remaining
squash over the other piece Place
squash in a baking dish (so the
squash wont slide around too
much) while baking.
Place squash in the 350
degrees oven and bake another 30
minutes.


B

Bamboo shoots are a tradition-
al favorite in Asian cooking.


One cup of shoots contains
about 14 calories and a half a
gram of fat. The shoots are a good
source of fiber and potassium.
Additionally, how can anyone
dislike a food that sustains the
panda, the world's cutest animal?
Sesame Chicken Stir-Fry
with Broccoli and Bamboo
1 small onion, peeled and thin-
ly sliced
1/2 cup sugar snap peas,
trimmed
1/2 cup chopped broccoli
1 2 cup diagonally sliced car-
rot, 1 4-inrch thick
1 4 cup water
3 tablespoons soy sauce
1 tablespoon sherry


I tablespoon cornstarch
2 table spoons peanut oil
1 piurid fresh boneless, skin-
less chicken breasts, thinly sliced
1 tabl:-espoon sesame oil
1 2 cup sliced bamboo shoots
2 tablespoons toasted sesame
seeds
3 cloves garlic, peeled, and
chopped .
2 teaspoons grated gingerroot-
2 teaspoon sugar
In a medium bowl, combine
ononn, snov. peas, broccoli, celery
and carr:,t.; s-et a- ide.
Whisk wstesr. soy sauce, sherry
and cornstarch in a small bowl:
set aside.
Heat a large skillet or \\ok over
medium-high heat until hot. Add
oil and heat until, hot, but not
smoking. Stir-fry chicken for 3
minutes, or until surfaces are
golden, push to the side and add
vegetables and sesame oil.
Stir-frv for 2 more minutes, or
until tender-crisp. Add bamboo,
sesame seeds, garlic, ginger and
sugar. Stir-fry lor 1 more minute,
or until fragrant. Stir in corn-
starch mixture and cook, stirring
constantly, until thickened. Serve
immediately.
Serves four.


People seem to insist on serv-
ing beets around holidays or pick-
led at picnics, but the veggie can
be served throughout the year.
Beets and other red vegetables
are good sources of lycopene, an
antioxidant.
Beets
A lean version of the classic
Harvard beets, this dish adds
color and flavor to holiday tables.
Slightly sweet while piquant,
these beets offer an alternative to
cranberries.
1-1 2 pound:- beetsz scrubbed
and trimmed
1-1 2 tablespoons sunar
-1 tablespoon cornstarch
1 tablespoon vinegar
Cook beets in boiling water to
cover for 30 minutes or until ten-
der. Drain; reserve 1 cup of cook-
ing liquid. When cool peel beets.
Cut into 1/4-inch slices; set aside.
Combine reserved cooking liq-
uid, sugar, cornstarch and salt in
a medium saucepan. Cook on
medium heat until just boiling,
stirring constantly. Simmer for 1
minute until mixture thickens.
Add vinegar and beets; heat thor-


oughly (about 2 minutes).
Serve immediately.
Serves five.


Bok Choy is a Chinese cabbage
that is delicious and crunchy. Try
it in a stir-fry or try this recipe.
Steamed Bok Choy
1-1/4 pounds Chinese cabbage
(bok choy), rinsed and sliced diag-
onally
1/2 teaspoon salt
2 tablespoons butter
Steam cabbage slowly in a
stockpot, 7 to 9 minutes, or until
tender-crisp; drain.
Sprinkle with salt and dot with
butter. Serve hot.
Serves four.


While not actually related to
broccoli, broccoli raab is related to
turnips.
The major use is as a green.
Broccoli Raab Saut6
1 bunch broccoli raab
2 tablespoon olive oil
3 cloves garlic, minced
3 tablespoons freshly grated
Ronmano cheese
Cook broccoli raab for 2 min-
ute., in boiling, salted water.
Drain, rinse with cold water and
coarsely chop.
Saut6 garlic in oil for 1-2 min-


Who doesn't love broccoli, espe-
cially with yummy cheese sauce.
This recipe offers cheese sauce
and a peek at two upcoming veg-
etables cauliflower and mush-
rooms.
Broccoli Florets with
Cheddar Sauce
2 cups (6 oz.) cauliflower florets
2 cups (6 oz.) broccoli florets
1/3 cup water
1 tablespoon margarine or but-
ter
1 tablespoon all-purpose flour
1/2 cup Carnation Evaporated
Milk
1/2 cup (2 oz.) cheddar cheese,
shredded
1 can (4 oz.) sliced mushrooms,
drained
* Place cauliflower, broccoli and
water in large saucepan. Bring to
a boil. Reduce heat to low; cover.
Cook for 12 to 15 minutes or until
vegetables are crisp-tender.
Drain; remove vegetables from
saucepan.
Melt margarine in same
saucepan over medium heat. Stir
in flour. Add evaporated milk;
cook, stirring constantly, until
mixture comes to a boil and is
thickened. Add cheese; stir until
melted.
Stir in mushrooms; remove
from heat. Stir in cauliflower and
broccoli.


Copenhagen Brussels
Sprouts
1 pound Brussels sprouts
6 strips of bacon
1/3 cup Italian dressing
3 ounces canned mushrooms
1/4 cup green onion, sliced
2 tablespoons pimieritos,
chopped
1/4 cup blue cheese, crumbled
Halve Brussels sprouts. Place
in a large pot and cook, covered,
in a small amount of water until
tender, about 10 minutes. Drain.
In a small skillet cook strips of
bacon until crisp; remove and
drain on paper towels. Crumble.
In the undrained skillet combine
the Brussels sprouts, Italian
salad dressing, mushrooms, green
onions, and pimiento.
Cook over low heat until heat-
ed through, stirring frequently.
Stir in blue cheese and the bacon.
Serves eight.


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Cooking cabbage requires an
open window, but the results are
yummy.
Don't save cabbage for special
occasions, like St. Patrick's Day;
eat it all year round.
Chile Spiced Cabbage
and Rice

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Broccoli Florets with Cheddar Sauce


utes, add chopped broccoli raab
and saut6 another 5-10 minutes
until tender. Toss with cheese and
serve immediately.


Serves four. Here's a perfect dish to serve
when you are looking for some-
thing a little different. Warm
They may look like little cab- cornbread right out of the oven
bages, but Brussels sprouts taste
very different. (See Page 3B Col. 1)


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