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THURSDAY
September 29, 2005
Copyright 2005 Frisbie Publishing Co., Inc.


CRA Offers $25,000



To Shore Up Building


Crash in Front of Bartow Ford Proves Fatal


A 63-YEAR-OLD Bartow woman died from injuries she sustained
in a vehicle crash Tuesday afternoon on Highway 98 in front of Bartow
Ford. According to Polk County
Sheriff's Office spokeswoman
Michal. Shanley, Donna Dellinger
of 605 South Carpenter Avenue
was leaving Bartow Ford in a
1994 Mazda sedan (right), headed
southbound, when she pulled in
front of a northbound 2005
Nissan, driven by 24-year-old .
Julianna Fife of Zephyrhills, and
was struck. The accident hap-
pened around 2:20 p.m. Dellinger
was airlifted to Lakeland
Regional Medical Center, where
she died later that evening, Mrs.
Shanley said. Mrs. Dellinger's
daughter, Mamie Kidd, a passen-
ger in the car, also was taken to
LRMC, where she was treated for
nonlife-threatening injuries. The
accident is still under investiga-
tion by the Sheriff's Office. Fort
Meade resident John R. Payne >
shot the photograph of the heli- ..
copter and scene (above) while he


Two Arrested For Meth Lab Operation in Bartow


A man and a woman were arrested in
Bartow this week after police found a clan-
destine methamphetamine lab in a residence
at 1120 West Clower Street.
The arrests came as a result of a search
warrant obtained by Bartow detectives after a
two-month long investigation, BPD Detective
Eric Sherouse said.


Bartow detectives, with the assistance of
agents from the Drug Enforcement
Administration taskforce and the Polk
County Sheriff's Office, discovered the lab
Monday after executing the warrant.
The DEA taskforce has estimated that this
lab and the materials located were capable of
producing two to four pounds of methamphet-


amine, Sherouse said.
Detectives arrested Ronald Sweet, 41, and
Genary Obert, 36, in connection with the
operation.
Both were charged with manufacturing
methamphetamine, possession of a clandes-
tine narcotics lab, and possession of metham-
phetamine.


crash. (Staff photo at right by


was held up in traffic after the
Jennifer Starling)


Bartow's Community
Redevelopment Agency has
offered $25,000 to the owners of
the old Philip's Department Store
building to shore it up while the
Main Street redesign project is
completed, and has offered to
help Main Street retailers make
up for income lost during that
project.
On Sept. 12, the city declared
the Philip's building, now home to
Philip's Antiques on the ground
floor and a gymnasium on the sec-
ond floor, to be structurally
unsound. It ordered the building
vacated in 24 hours.
That decision was made
because vertical cracks in the
exterior walls were getting worse,
and city officials expressed con-
cern that the building could col-
lapse.
As a result of that decision,
David Nelson Construction, the
primary contractor on the Main
Street reconstruction project,
stopped working on the street and
sidewalk in front of the building,
located in the 300 block of East
Main Street.
On Monday, the CRA board
voted to offer $25,000 to Neal
O'Toole and Richard McKinley,
Bartow lawyers who bought the


County, Commissioner Randy
Wilkinson thinks Polk County
can handle its need for additional
jail space by building a 500-bed
work release center at the main
county jail in Bartow and adding
500 beds to the existing South
County Jail in Frostproof.
His four fellow commissioners
disagree.
In what Wilkinson refers to as
a "four-to-Randy" vote, commis-
sioners retained Clemons,
Rutherford and Associates, Inc.,
of Tallahassee for architectural
services for a 1,000-bed addition
to the South County Jail.
Wilkinson said it doesn't make
sense to double the capacity of the
jail when crime is down in Polk
County.
"Do you think that's because
we're incarcerating them?"
Commission Chm. Jack Myers


building earlier this year, to shore
the building up so that work in
the 300 block can be resumed.
The CRA made it clear that it
was not acknowledging responsi-
bility for the damage, and that
the owners would not give up any
rights by accepting the offer.
CRA Board Member David
Hallock said it would cost far less
to pay $25,000 and keep the pro-
ject on schedule than to let the
project get stopped, and then
resume it later.
Jim Duane, executive director
of the CRA, said the agency "has
a $2.8 million investment out
there that's in jeopardy."
He emphasized that the all-
day extravaganza planned on
Nov. 19, called Magic on Main,
will go on as scheduled, even if
work in the 300 block is not com-
pleted by that date.
The worst case would be that
the five blocks of Main Street
from Broadway to Jackson
Avenue may not repaved by then,
he said. Sidewalks will be com-
pleted and trees and other vege-
tation will be planted, he said.
Milling and repaving of those
five blocks of Main Street was
scheduled to be done this month,
but with the problems at the


asked.
Wilkinson said the capacity
needs could be met by building
the 500-bed work release center
that Sheriff Grady Judd has pro-
posed in Bartow, and "retro-
fitting" the South County Jail
with 500 additional beds. That
jail, built by a private jail compa-
ny and bought by the county, was
designed to federal prison stan-
dards, which require more space
per inmate than state standards.
"I think we're doing too much"
by planning a 1,000-bed addition
in Frostproof, he said.
He said the Frostproof jail cost
$42.5 million, and predicted that
doubling its capacity will cost $50
million to $60 million.
"It's a huge investment that
will not add to the quality of life
in Polk County," Wilkinson said.
He added that he is opposed to


Philip's building, the contractor
canceled its reservation on the
milling machine.
The machine is scheduled to
come in around Oct. 17.
If clearance is given by then,
the downtown area will be milled
then, as well as the entire stretch
of Main Street from Van Fleet
Drive on the west to State Road
60 on the east. If clearance is not
given, milling of part or all of the
five blocks in the heart of down-
town will be postponed, Duane
said.
Milling is a process by which
the top layer of asphalt is ground
away, making it possible to resur-
face the street without changing
the elevation.
The process is noisy and caus-
es extensive vibration, leading to
concerns about possible damage
to the Philip's building.
In another action related to the
impact of the Main Street project,
the CRA board voted to pay the
August utility bill of any Main
Street merchant who experienced
a 25 percent reduction in busi-
ness in that month, compared to
August of last year.


(See Page 9A


Col. 1)


mandatory jail sentences for non-
violent offenders who don't repre-
sent a threat to society, such as
people who don't pay court costs.
"But it does have some deter-
rent on repeat offenders," he said.
He suggested that electronic
monitors be used in the place of
incarceration.
"I'm going to go with Grady
Judd," Commissioner Bob
English said.
"People do like the fact that
crime per capital is down,"
Commissioner Paul Senft said.
'"The bottom line is we have to
have a place to put them,"
Commissioner Sam Johnson said.
Myers said that before the
Frostproof jail could be retrofitted
with 500 more beds, the inmates
would have to be relocated to
another facility.


Griffin Road Residents Win First Zoning Victory


By S. L. FRISBIE, IV
Publisher

Long-time residents of E.F.
Griffin Road won their first major
battle against high density subdi-
visions Monday night when the
zoning board voted 3-to-1 not to
approve rezoning to allow a 58-
home gated subdivision on 24.4
acres.
A crowd of 40 to 50 people -
the audience usually has only a
half dozen or so people turned
out at city hall, the majority of
them to urge the board to limit
development to one home per
acre.
The zoning board did not
specifically say that it would
insist on Rural Estate-1 zoning,
the city's new one-house-per-acre
category, but turned down the
requested R-1-B zoning, which
allows 10,000-square foot lots and
90 feet of frontage.
After listening to an hour and
45 minutes of debate from the
audience, the board took its vote
with little discussion.
Board 'Member Susan Brewer,
who cast the one vote in favor of
the development, said the city
makes more money on taxes and
utilities sales in more dense sub-
divisions.
In making the motion to reject
the application, Board Member
Bo Raulerson said: "We have an
obligation to the City of Bartow,
but we also have an obligation to
the people of Bartow."


Board Member Calvin Glover
seconded the motion, and Chm.
Michael J. Marchman cast the
deciding third vote. Board
Member Drew Guffey declared a
conflict of interest because the
developer is a customer of his,
and did not vote.
The proposed subdivision
would be a mile-and-a-quarter
north of Lyle Parkway on E.F.
Griffin Road. The property, owned
by Henry Groves, Inc., and
Michael and Judy Bedenbaugh,
was annexed into the city limits
in April.

$300,000 To $400,000
Homes
The developer, Wayne
McQuillan, said he wanted to
build a gated community of
2,500-square foot homes, with a
selling price in the range of
$300,000 to $400,000.
"It's not going to be what every-
body else is doing up and down
the road," he said. Most of the
property on E.F. Griffin Road has
been zoned R-1, the city's most
dense single-family zoning dis-
trict, which allows homes on 70-
foot lots.
Sam Thomas, who lives just
north of the proposed develop-
ment, said that most of the homes
presently on E.F. Griffin Road are
on lots of one acre or larger. He
urged the zoning board to insist
on RE-1 zoning.
"Thousands of homes have
been approved out there," he said.


He predicted that E.F. Griffin
Road will look like County Road
540-A in a few years.
"The city gets to determine
what's acceptable," he said.
"How do you see that to be in
the best economic interest of the
City of Bartow?" Mrs. Brewer
asked.
Thomas replied that he doesn't
think that should be the deciding
factor.
Mrs. Brewer said that the city
would annually lose $1,000 per lot
in property taxes and $4,000 per
lot in utility sales for each home
not built.
Thomas said that the Polk
Vision report, which urged
recruitment of more business and
industry to the county, said that
local governments lose money on
residential development, because
it costs more money to provide
government services than home-
owners pay in taxes.
"Find something Mr.
McQuillan can live with and we
can live with," he urged.
Cost-To-Tax Ratio
Brent Geohagan, lawyer repre-
senting E.F. Griffin Road resi-
dents John and Terry Frost, said
the Polk Vision report asserted
that local governments spend
$1.84 on services for every $1 col-
lected in property tax on homes.
The report shows that industry
requires only 24 cents of service
for every dollar paid in taxes.
"Look at the standard of living


and the quality of life," Geohagan
said.
"E.F. Griffin Road is a beauti-
ful rural area. This is the perfect
situation" for RE-1 zoning.
Nobody is coming before the
'board and saying: "I love high
density development," he added.
"At some point you need to ask
what your constituency is asking
for.
"This is the epitome of urban
sprawl; what everybody hates on
540-A."
He said that Planning Dir.
Robert Wiegers has never advised
the zoning board that any devel-
opment is inconsistent with the
city's comprehensive plan.
At one time, Geohagan
recalled, Wiegers proposed an
ordinance that would require new
residential development to be
compatible with what already
was in the area, but then with-
drew it from consideration.

Incompatible
With Area
Scott Hammer, whose home is
on five acres, said the proposed
subdivision is incompatible with
the area.
He predicted that traffic fatali-
ties will rise dramatically as E.F.
Griffin Road is developed, and
asked where the money would
come from for road improve-
ments.
Wiegers said that both the city
and the county collect transporta-
tion impact fees on new develop-


ment, and that the county com-
mission increased property taxes
by one mill this year to pay for
roads.
Tim Murphy told the board: "I
thought when we passed RE-1
and RE-2 zoning, that would solve
the problem. Evidently it didn't."
He said that the city's profit
from the sale of electricity has
been steadily declining for several
years.
Brian Garrett, speaking for the
newly-formed "Our Town Bartow"
organization, told the board: "I
was disappointed to learn that
the City of Bartow is for sale."
If all development is good for
the city, there is no need for the
zoning board to meet, he said.
"The issue is density and the
issue is quality of life. I don't
know a better place to put Rural
Estate zoning."
Terry Frost said: "I love quiet
and I love green and I love trees.
We think we're really, really
blessed to live here.
"Bartow is about quiet and
charm and history and oak trees
and azaleas.
"Money matters, but quality of
life matters, too.
"People want to know what
Bartow can do to keep from look-
ing like 540-A."
Real estate agents have told
her that there is a big demand for
houses on one-acre lots, she
added.
Pays Higher Rates


T. Franklin Black, noting that
some people have argued that the
zoning board should not pay
attention to anyone who does not
live within the city limits, said
that the city charges a premium
rate for city water and sewer ser-
vice to customers outside the city
limits.
"We pay that surcharge; we'd
like to have the right to talk to
y'all," he said.
Black suggested that all devel-
opment on E.F. Griffin Road
should be halted until the road is
widened enough to serve the
developments already approved.
Mrs. Brewer asked him why
developers aren't applying for
development on one-acre lots.
Black replied that Wiegers, as
planning director, should be
encouraging developers to build
that kind of development.
Mary Ann Pipping urged
approval of McQuillan's develop-
ment.
Would Enhance Area
"A custom development would
enhance the area," she said.
"A large lot is a lot of responsi-
bility; some people don't want
one."
John Frost told the board: "I
think I live in Bartow.
"I think tonight is a defining
moment for the city of Bartow," he
added, urging the board to insist
on RE-1 zoning.
He said he wants his grand-
children "to enjoy open space and
cows and orange trees.


"I think you have a responsibil-
ity to the people already living
here, not just to economics," he
said.
Tim Campbell, lawyer for the
developer, told the board: "You
have to abide by the rules that are
in place." He said the proposed
development complies with the
city's comprehensive plan and
land development regulations.
The proposed subdivision
would have a density of 2.4 homes
per acre, he said.
"Residential uses next to resi-
dential uses are compatible."
The Polk Vision report on the
cost of government services in
comparison to the taxes generat-
ed was based on "starter homes"
in the $120,000 to $150,000 price
range, he said.
"This is not a 540-A develop-
ment."
As to traffic, he said that
Florida's concurrency law
requires that development stop
when roads are overburdened.
Historically, the zoning board
has taken the position that it rec-
ommends either approval or dis-
approval of a zoning application
as submitted, and does not sug-
gest a different zoning category
when it disapproves an applica-
tion.
The board's decision is a rec-
ommendation to the city commis-
sion, which makes the final deci-
sion.
The commission's next meeting
is on Monday, Oct. 3.


TDe Polk Cunty


Polk Moves Forward


On County Jail Addition









The Polk County Democrat


September 29, 2005


Annual Cornucopia Exhibit
Opens Oct. 7 at Bartow Library


a


Wilma Till (left) and Peggy Driggers are pre-
paring a display about the Bartow Zonta Club's
activities to be exhibited at the Zonta Informa-
tional Network Gathering to be held Tuesday,


Weathercaster John Winter of NBC News Channel 8 told Bar-
tow Lions at their Sept. 27 meeting that hurricane weather is in a
20-year cycle, with yet another 10 years to go. (Photo by Richard
Frisbie)

News Channel 8 Weatherman
Speaks at Bartow Lions Meeting


Oct. 11, at 6:30 p.m., at Bartow Civic Center. The
ZING is an opportunity for interested persons to
learn more about the local club and Zonta Inter-
national. (Zonta Club photo)


Zonta Club of Bartow Seeking Members


Improving the status of
women is the mission of Zonta
International and the Zonta
Club of Bartow, and the club is
seeking additional members to
help them accomplish their
goals.
On Tuesday, Oct. 11, the club
is holding a Zonta Informational
-Network Gathering (ZING) to
tell interested persons more
about the local club and its pro-
jects, and the international and
district structure and projects.
The ZING will begin at 6:30
p.m. with refreshments in the
Doug Spence room (northwest
corner room) of the Bartow Civic
Center, 2250 South Floral Ave.
Anyone who would like to at-
tend is asked to call President
Mary Frisbie at 533-4185 or e-
mail BartowZonta@yahoo.com.
The club would like to have re-
sponses by Oct. 5, if possible.
The Zonta Club of Bartow
regularly meets on the second
Tuesday of each month at the
same location at 7 p.m.
Their service projects include
the .Women's Care Center of Bar-
tow and a scholarship, the
Young Women in Public Affairs
award, for .a high school senior


Entries

Sought For

Art Show
Mount Dora Center for the
Arts, located in Central Florida
near Orlando, and producer of
the Mount Dora Arts Festival, is
currently accepting applications
from artists wishing to partici-
pate in the 31st annual Arts Fes-
tival.
The 2006 Arts Festival will be
held in historic downtown Mount
Dora on Saturday, Feb. 4, and
Sunday, Feb. 5.
This juried event, showcasing
the work of 285 national artists
and attracting more than
300,000 attendees annually,
awards $21,000 in prize money.
The postmark deadline is Oct.
15.
Applications with complete
entry rules are available on the
Internet at the Arts Center's
website www.mountdoracenter-
forthearts.org or ,by calling 1-
352-383-0880.


girl.
Their chief fund-raising pro-
ject in recent years has been the
annual Breakfast with Santa
held on the first Saturday in De-
cember.
Zonta International is a
worldwide service organization
of women business owners, ex-
ecutives and professionals who
work together to improve the


status of women in their local
communities and through inter-
national projects, such as the
current'maternal and neonatal
tetanus immunization project in
Nepal and the anti-trafficking
project in Bosnia and Herzego-
vina.
For more information on
Zonta, visit www.zonta.org and
www.geocities.com/bartowzonta.


Hurricanes run in cycles, and
following an active 10 years of
hurricane weather, another 10
years may still be ahead, News
Channel. 8 weatherman John
Winter told Bartow Lions at
their Sept. 27 meeting.
Hurricane season extends
from June 1 through October,
Winter said.
"During October, we need to
watch for hurricanes which pop
up near the Dominican Repub-

Yoga Classes

Offered at

Holy Trinity

A new session of yoga classes
is planned at Holy Trinity Epis-
copal Church in Bartow.
The six-week session begins
Tuesday, Oct. 8, and continues
through Thursday, Nov. 17.
The classes are held from 6:30
to 7:30 p.m.
The cost to attend six classes
(Tuesdays or Thursdays) is $24
for the six-week session, and 12
classes (Tuesdays and Thurs-
days) are $48 for the six-week
session.
Beginners are welcome. First
class is free for first-time partici-
pants.
Holy Trinity Episcopal is lo-
cated at 500 West Stuart Street.
Enter through the sanctuary
doors facing Stuart.
For further information, call
Pam Farr, instructor, at 425-
3630 or 604-0915.


lic," he said.
The speaker said that, while
Hurricane Charlie came right
through the Polk County area,
residents need to be aware of
possible hurricane weather on
both sides of the Florida penin-
sula.
In recent years, it has become
customary to dub hurricanes
with a person's name. The last
year in which so many hurri-
canes occurred that all the
names were used was 1935, Win-
ter said.
The speaker predicted that in
the event of a category 5 hurri-
cane striking Tampa Bay,
Tampa General Hospital could
receive such a monstrous storm
surge that only the top two sto-
ries of the medical facility would
be above water.
TV Weather personnel often
work 12-hour shifts, Winter said,
but during a hurricane, they
"live" at the station until bad
weather is past.
The 1935 hurricane which
struck Florida had the highest
pressure of any recorded hurri-
cane, he said. Hurricane Katrina
was the fifth strongest hurricane
on record.
The speaker was introduced
by President John Godwin.

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The annual Cornucopia art
exhibit will be held Oct. 7
through Nov. 28 in the Pamplin
Art Gallery at the Bartow Public
Library.
The event is sponsored by
Martha Ellen and Norman Eil-
ertsen, and the Bartow Art
Guild.
The judge for this year's show
is Gene Brenner of Sebring.
Judging will take place on
'Wednesday, Oct. 5, with a cri-
tique of the winning art at 1 p.m.
This show is a member's only


'Rocky

Horror' Set
Cult favorite "The Rocky Hor-
ror Picture Show" will be shown
at the Polk Theatre on Oct. 28
and 29 at midnight.
Tickets are $10.
The musical movie features
the story of a couple stranded at
the home of Dr. Frank N. Furter,
who is building the perfect man.
The movie is rated R, and no
one younger than 17 will be ad-
mitted.
For more information, call
682-7553.


exhibition. Two pieces may be
submitted for judging, and at
least one will be accepted.
The Bartow Art Guild encour-
ages the sale of all art, and re-
tains a 10 percent commission
fee on all works sold.
Receiving for the show is Sat-
urday, Oct. 1, and Monday, Oct.
3, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. both
days.
Prizes range from $350 for
best of show to $50 for honorable
mention.
A reception will be held Fri-
day evening, Oct. 7, from 5:30 to
7:30. The public is invited to at-
tend.
Refreshments will be served,
and musical entertainment will
be provided.
The deReus People's Choice
Award will be selected by popu-
lar vote. Also, a painting by Levy
Harrison of Lakeland is to be
raffled off.
The gallery will be open for
viewing from 1 to 4 p.m. Monday
through Saturday.


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Harley Owners Plan

Benefit Ride On Oct. 9


Harley Davidson's Owner's
Group of Polk County will hold a
benefit ride to aid the Sunshine
Foundation's Dream Village on
Sunday, Oct. 9.
The ride will start at 9:30
a.m. at Harley Davidson/Buell of
Lakeland and stop at the Dream
Village, 5400 CR 547 North,
.Davenport, between 10:30 a.m.
and noon.
The riders will leave at 1 p.m.


and finish the ride at the Lake-
land Linder Airport.
Volunteers are needed to
work at the Dream Village dur-
ing the ride. Volunteers will pro-
vide drinks and refreshments
and visit with the families and
riders.
For more information on the
ride or becoming a volunteer,
call 424-4188 by Oct. 4.


FM Jamboree Planned Oct. 8


On Saturday, Oct. 8, at,5 p.m.
the traditional Fort Meade Octo-
ber Jamboree will offer another
opportunity for fun, free enter-
tainment.
At 5 p.m. Louie Lowery, a
country singer from Mulberry,
will begin the show.
Brittany Dunn, country singer
from Auburndale will sing at
5:25 p.m.
Taking the stage at 5:50 will
be The Journeymen Singers, a
gospel group from Alturas.
John Johnson, country singer
from Lakeland, comes on at 6:35
p.m.
Fort Meade Jamboree Coun-


try Volunteers will take the
stage last at 7 p.m.
The Jamboree is held at the
Fort Meade Outdoor Recreation
Area which is located one and
one-half miles east of Fort
Meade on Highway 98.
Entertainment is free, a con-
cession is provided, no alcoholic
beverages or drugs are allowed,
and everyone is encouraged to
bring their lawn chair and enjoy
the show.
For more information, visit
the Jamboree website, www.
fmjamboree.com or call Lee De-
Vane at 285-7776.


Lighthouse Plans Two Workshops


Lighthouse Ministries and
Strong Foundations present an
"Introduction to Organizational
Development and Grant Writ-
ing" workshop, Tuesday, Oct. 11,
from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.
The workshop will be held at
Lighthouse Ministries located at
215 East Magnolia Street in
downtown Lakeland.
The cost is $45 per person
(lunch will be provided).
Participants may register in
advance by calling 687-4076.
This one-day workshop gives
:non-profit .organizations and
ministry leaders an overview of
organizational development and
grant writing strategies.
Issues will include developing
mission and vision statements,
establishing measurable goals
and objectives, creating useful
record keeping and documenta-
tion plans, principles for estab-
lishing strong healthy relation-

Explorations V
Holding
Scrapbook
Class for Kids

Explorations V Children's
Museum will host its monthly.
scrapbooking session for children
and adults, "Crop 'Till You
Drop," on Saturday, Oct. 8.
The session will be open from
10 a.m. until 4 p.m. and those
wishing to participate may do so
for any length of time during
those hours.
Fee for the session is $3 per
hour per participant. The session
is presented by Kathy Hocken-
berry,' a Creative Memory con-
sultant. ..
Those attending the session
can learn how to create a scrap-
book o6f favorite photos and
memories. The session includes
the use of cropping tools, new
ideas and assistance from Ms.,,
Hockenberry as needed.
Paper and stickers are avail-
able for purchase from the con-
/ sultant :
Additional' information may
be obtained by calling Ms. Hock-
enberry at 667-2808.


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
Sto assess damage from disasters
and report tp 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.


ships, where to look for funding
resources, how to prepare and
present requests for resources,.
and how to evaluate the effec-
tiveness of your efforts to meet
the needs of the poor in your
community.
A workshop entitled, "The
Servant Principle," also will be
held Monday, Oct. 10, from 8:30
a.m. to 4 p.m. The cost is $45 per
person.
The cost is $70 for those who
wish to attend both workshops.
Workshop fees may be mailed
to Lighthouse Ministries, Inc.
P.O. Box 3112, Lakeland, FL
33802.

CFRPC

Meeting Set

A search committee meeting
for the Central Florida Regional
Planning Council is scheduled
for Thursday, Oct. 6, at 1:30 p.m.
The meeting wil be held at the
CFRPC building, 555 East
Church Street, Bartow.
For more information, call
Kathy Hall at 534-7130, ext.
129.


Florida Southern College will
present the works of internation-
ally known Italian artist Roberto
Bocci in the Melvin Art Gallery
beginning Oct. 4 and running
through Oct. 28.
Bocci will present his work at
the opening reception to be held
Thursday, Oct. 7, from 7 p.m. to
8:30 p.m.
Bocci's multimedia art in-
cludes sound and video installa-
tions, single channel videotapes,
photographic images and inter-
active CDs for desktop comput-
ers.
Born in Siena, Italy, Bocci has
shown his work in America,
Europe, Japan and Australia. He
received a Fulbright Fellowship
in 1987 and a Woodstock Photog-
raphy Grant. Bocci lives and
works in Washington, D.C.
The Melvin Art Gallery is
open weekdays from 9 a.m. to
4:30 p.m, and during intermis-
sions of most performances of
Sthe FSC Fine Arts Series..


wVVin De i; UIUng TI l VIU 1' ctlillt y
Recipe Contest."
The deadline to enter is Oct.
30, and the contest is open to all
amateur cooks, regardless of age.
Entry is free.
"Every cook has at least one
family recipe that has the poten-
tial to win the contest," Norma
Gray, contest chairman, said.


tetn UI boJrypLI ircip9e WJLII t WU
loose stamps to Famous Cooks
Cooking Club, 6908 East 135th
Street #160, Overland Park, KS,
66223.
All. entries must include the
name of the recipe and the cook's
name and address.
Entries also will be accepted
at www.famouscontest.com.


Take Your Pet To Visit Santa Paws


Polk County Society for the
Prevention of Cruelty to Animals
will offer Santa Paws Photo Day
on Saturday, Oct. 15, from 11
a.m. to 5 p.m. at the shelter,
5850 Brannen Road South,
Lakeland.
If your dog or cat is frightened
by or dislikes Santa, holiday
themed photos may be taken of
your pet only.
Color 8-inch by 10-inch photos
will be available for $20. Wallet
and various other sized photos
also will be a'. al::.ul. for pur-
chase.


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Foundation Gala to Benefit

Winmter Haven Hospitals


new Bostick Heart Center

Sounds of the '50s and '60s will fill Nora Mayo Hall

in annual fund-raising event aimed at making high-

quality heart care widely available throughout The

Ridge corridor communities.,


The Mid-Florida Medical Services Foundation is
pleased to announce that musical legends The
Platters, The Coasters -and The Drifters will
perform as the.headline entertainment at the
foundation's 16th annual Fall Gala, scheduled for
Tuesday, Nov. 8 at. Nora Mayo Hall in Winter
Haven.

The annual fund-raising event has ritised in
recent years tens of thousands of dollars to
support the Foundation's health care initiatives.,
These include the Foundation's Health Care
Scholarship Endowment fund, Winter Haven
Hospital's massive new capital building
cainpaign and the new Bostick Heart Center,
where open-heart'surgery will soon begin after
more than a decade of planning.

"What an exciting event we'll be having this
year. We have many' accomplishments to
celebrate, such as the opening of our new
cardiovascular center of excellence, and we'll lay


out the goals we are seeking to achieve," said
Richard Straughn, Foundation Chairman. "The
Fall Gala always brings out the best in our
community. It's a great night to, commemorate
the community-wide effort that brings quality
health care to our region."

Straughn continued: "We are thrilled that some of
the nation's premier musical acts will perform at
the Gala. The Platters, Cornell Gunter Coasters
and the Elsbeary Hobbs" Drifters are known
throughout the world for their classic songs. It's
going .to make for a fun arid memorable
evening."

The Platters, Cornell Gunter Coasters and the
Elsbeary Hobbs' Drifters comprise three musical
groups who have combined to perform some of
some of the biggest hits of the '50s and '60s. The
Platters are known for the unique style of their
numerous ballads that recapture thdie simplicity of
an era when .life was easier. They will Iperform


The SPCA also will offer sev-
eral types of ornaments and holi-
day items at the event.
"All proceeds raised from the
event will help insure that our
shelter pets go home for the holi-
days," Sarah Meltzer, public re-
lations director, said.
For more information ooo the
event or voluteering, c;ltl the
shelter at 646-7722.
For the most news in
our arelhread the "
Democrat or Leader.
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such ballads as "Only You," "Great Pretender"
and 'Smoke Gets in Your Eyes."

The C. ', '.ll Gunter Coasters will perform much
of the comedy material o(t.i ,ii1 created by the
late Cornell Gunter for the original Coasters.
Gunter. known as the comic genius of the group,
created biumerous skits and routines that made
Sthe original Coasters the "Clown Princes of Rock
and Roll." His legacy- lives on 'as The C- ..C.r. -
erform- such stellar hits as 1" 'ii Yak," "Poison
Ivy" and "Charley Brown."

The Elsbeary Hobbs' Di ute i are known for tying
rhythm inii.l blues songs to classical strings and
melodies. Their songs include such legendary
classicsas'"This1 N i. M' I ini,.,t.'" Save the Last
Dance for Me," "UI ei dl Boardtwalk" ,"Up on
the Roof'. and On Broadway. .

Lar"y Tucker, Fall Gala Chairman and
Foundation Trustee. said that although several
.organizations in east Polk and Highlands
..counties ti,-.,' have made sponsorship
0mcormitments to the Fall Gala, a number of
additional opportunities remain.

"The Fall Gala is east Polk County's biggest
fund-raising event," Tucker said. "And so it's a
great opportunity for friends of Winter Haven
Hospital to get involved and help the Foundation
work to provide quality health care in The Ridge
community."

About The MFMS Foundation
The Mid-Florida Medical Services Foundation,
Inc. is a 501(C)(3) not-for-profit charitable
institution governed by a board of volunteer
trustees who serve without pay. In an effort to
meet the continuing needs of our health service
organization and the growing communities it
serves, the Foundatiotn provides philanthropic
support for the very latest in medical care.
technologV. eqluipImentC facil cities, manpower, and
education for Winter Haven Hospital. the
Regency Medical Center and the many other
health services MFMS provides in east Polk and
Highlands counties. U


Don't forget to mark your calendar for these informative and educational events. All lectures a-f i I '' I. .Ido i.i' 1iiti I out nT11 ill C(mli n, 00l'o e : IteI, call 15
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Yard Sale And Antique

Fair Planned Oct. 8


:Ba Downtown Bartow will be full
,A -of bargains and beautiful an-
7 tiques on Saturday.
S a- Bartow's monthly Main Street
Market and Antique Fair will in-
V clude a city wide yard sale this
weekend.
.- On Saturday, Oct. 8, from 8
a.m. to 3 p.m., the Oaks Parking
Lot at the corner of Parker
Street and Wilson Avenue will
bustle with buyers and sellers.
Individuals, churches, clubs
.and organizations are invited to
... take part in the yard sale for
lima' free.
.-. No preregistration is neces-
--..sary, and'Main Street Bartow
-. -. .**-will do all advertising for the
event.

-,- ,-_ Fine Arts
SESAME STREET LIVE is coming to Tampa provided)
on Oct. 7-9. Tickets are on sale novw. (Photo Fest _*To

Sesame Street Live Comes To Tampa Open Oct. 4


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


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


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


Florida Southern College
opens its 46th Festival of Fine
Arts season Oct. 4 with "The.
Wide World of Music."
The opening performance be-
gins at 7:30 p.m. in Branscomb
Auditorium on the college cam-
pus.
The ensembles and soloists of
the music department will per-
form vocals and instrumentals
from around the world.
Tickets are $20. FSC students
are admitted free of charge;'non-
FSC students admitted at half
price.
For ticket information, con-
tact the Branscomb Auditorium
box office at 680-4296.


The Antique Fair will con-
tinue as usual on this day, with
the fee for participation waived.
For more information on the
yard sale, Antique Fair or Main
Street Bartow, call Tom Walkup
at 661-3945, or Mary Jordan at
519-0508.



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Advances in the Treatment of Hand Arthritis
DATE October3,2005
ME 5:00 PM-630 PM
LXITON: Winter Haven Hospital Auditorium, Winter Haven
SPwAKas: Brian Jurbala, MD, Orthopedic Surgeon and Mkhae Smith, OTR,
Winter Haven Hospital OutpatientRehabilitation Services
Depression Awareness
DATE October5,2005
IME 5:00 PM-6U30 PM
LocAooN:. Sweet Center Commons, 1201 First Street, South, Winter Haven
SPEAKER: Debbie Burton, ARNP, Winter Haven Hospital Behavioral Health Division
Memory Fitness Over 40
DATE :October 5,2005
TIME 7:00 PM- 830 PM
LOCATION: Winter Haven Hospital Auditorium, Winter Haven
SPE Ea JeffreyReddout,PhD, Clinical Psychologist/Neuropsychologist
ESTEEM Program, Winter Haven Hospital
Beauty in a Flash
DATE October 6,2005 TIME 630 PM
LOTON: Regency Medical Center, 101 Avenue 0 SE, Winter Haven
SPEAKE Vincent Gatto, MD, ObstetridciaGynecologist Bond Clink
Advances in Shoulder Arthritis
oATE October17,2005 TME 430 PM 5:30PM
LOCATION: Winter Haven Hospital Auditorium, Winter Haven
SPEAKERS: Maury Fisher, MD, Orthopedic Surgeon and Michael Smith, OTR,
,Winter Haven Hospital Rehabilitation Services
Diabetes: Wich Food Groups Affect Your Blood Sugar
DATE FOctober 18,2005 TIME 1l0OPM-230PM
LoomoN: Sweet Center Green Room, 1201 First Street South, Winter Haven
SPEAKER Susan Dillon, MA, RN, CDE, Diabetes Education Coordinator
Winter Haven Hospital
When Life Gets You Down, Don't Get Down and Out,
Get Up In Your Chair and Exercise
DATE October27,2005 TIME 2'00 PM-3:00 PM
LOCATION: Regency Wellness Education Room (Park on the North side of the
Regency Center)101 Avenue 0, SE, Winter Haven
SPEAKERs: Sarah Kelly, Physical Therapist Joy-Fuller Rehabilitation Center,
Winter Haven Hospital and Margie Tobey, Physical TherapistAssistant
Joy-Fuller Rehabilitation Center, Winter Haven Hospital
Update in the Management of Diabetes
DATE November 1,2005 TIME 6:00 PM
LOCATION: Winter Haven Hospital Auditorium, Winter Haven
SPEAKER: Edwin Lee, MD, Endocrinologist Gessler Clinic
Diabetes & the Eye
DATE Novenmber3,2005 TIE 4:00 PM
LOCAION: Regency Medical Center, 101 Avenue 0 SE, Winter Haven
SPEAKER: Scott Friedman, MD: Retinal Specialist
Shop Smart Supermarket Tour for People with Diabetes
DATE November 7,2005
In recognition of'"American Diabetes Month" take a tour of the supermarket
with one of Winter Haven Hospital's Certified Diabetes Educators. We will
meet in small groups at the Publix Supermarket at 1395 6th Street. NW ?in
Winter Haven and tour the supermarketto take the mystery out of shopping
for healthy foods for people with diabetes. You will leam howto separate fact
from fiction. Registration is required since this is a limited class. Wewil
begin registrations in October. To register, call Winter Haven Hospital Health
Connection at 291-6705 or 1-800-416-6705.


Bocci Exhibit Cooking Contest Seeks Recipes
At FSC Famous Cooks Cooking Club To enter, send one handwri
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ning dep lIn ",
lower densikt-'' /.
that have been Pn l .
There is a frecqj-, '
E.F. Griffin i~.
Road 5410 A "f '
"starter hore' -
developnu- r '
good cause for ti '
After' l'is;h.',i ,' "
quarters ot debi:,
ing board 3,e-,- !
the city co&mi-:' '
58-home subdivio., : .
north end-of E. C;
opment would f,',
one-acre lo ,. ...
Theuncomfor:ilwi, l 'l
is that the gated '.':" :
Wayne McQuillan p 1'1,i:;.-
nificantly iii,- '
cutter hon ,es hli,, -. *;'":-:
future for most o' 01-
developer p, ,!.'s,:
with houses ii I
price range., wvhi'4i
average "stair, I.- .
Density woi ,-; :
McQUill..
board "lt' ,: "
body else .' *
an acknowvldg'r: a -
what his
area is notall t ,
Our inquiy ii '
indicatte ,tha! .
W hile'the,., : ." ; ,
m ent at i ,.,, .
was that the city
homesites on "t h -
gestion made '
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S-iu-reasoned opinion to the con-
vite you to read a letter to the
l' I is page written by David

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S ,l tle problem, we believe, is that
S" .'l'mprehensive plan defines all
.', .'i family residential housing as "Low

: wmre land use designation of LDR
SnOj distinction between six homes-
S amnd one home per acre. That stan-
is established in zoning, the step
I o Il tows amendments to, the Future
..Map. It is a distinction under-
H I f'ew people who are not actively
"'i- in the planning and zoning

,i metropolitan cities, where
.I I -rplexes can establish dozens
Sial units on a single acre, six sin-
iy hom es per acre is "low density"
I jI.', easygoing community like
Sis per acre on 70-foot lots is


suggested to us that the
,o i i controversy could lie in a
S... ,-- inig process similar to the
t 'e that led to development
S. .. eet redesign plaii.
H. .. "us- versusi-them" con-
td s to occur at zoning
S s, but an effort to establish
: o sus on future develop-


Sgreat idea; it's just coming
..VeaJ. s too late."

.. '. b.r to do it now than to wait
i'ee years."
,int.
'"".-' ',gestion was made to us by
S.e, and we think it has great


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

Go Team (Quietly, and with Dignity)


They're a little more
excitable than they used to be,
but crowds at Wimbledon still
tend to be subdued.
Tennis, after all, is the sport
of ladies and gentlemen, with
maybe the exception of that
guy who used to shout at line
judges.
About the most expressive
form of activity used to be
when the winner would leap
over the net to shake hands
with the loser, and even that
may have been only in the
movies. I'm not sure, because
I've never been to Wimbledon.
That's okay; dignity has its
place. I'm not sure where,
since I have told my family
that if people can't have at
least three good, laughs at my
funeral, I do not intend to die.
But I'm sure dignity belongs
somewhere.
I guess my point is that you
don't see people in the stands
at Wimbledon with their faces
painted in team colors and
wearing baseball caps turned


around backward.
Football.
Now football has a different
personality.
Football is about hurting
people, hurting them worse
than they hurt you. And that's
just in the beer line at the con-
cession stand. Okay, on the
field.
Football is a rough game,
which is why men enjoy it,
especially when it's somebody
else getting roughed up. It's a
male character flaw. Females,
incidentally, don't have any.
Wimbledon fans consume
strawberries and perhaps
champagne. Football fans go
for a brewsky.
Call me a scofflaw, but it
seems to me as if some cops in
Gainesville and some more
cops in Tampa would be better
suited for policing the -dress
code at Wimbledon than deal-
ing with football fans.
In Gainesville last week,
police collared a couple of des-
peradoes for drinking beer in


public on West University
Avenue at the Florida-
Tennessee game. They weren't
just desperadoes; they were
Tennessee Volunteer fans. A
character flaw of understand-
able proportions.
The two fans were held in
jail for the game one of
them overnight lest they
flee the jurisdiction of Florida
courts and not be brought
before the Awful Bar of Justice
for downing a cool one out in
public where everybody could
see them.
"This was perhaps not the
hospitality Gainesville nor-
mally shows to out-of-state
residents," observed City Mgr.
Russ Blackburn.
In the future, Gainesville's
finest will be given the lati-
tude to issue a ticket without
clapping the miscreants in
irons and throwing them in
the brig.
Go Gators.
In Tampa, at Ray Jay
Stadium, the University of


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favor of low-dea. 'r,
annexed areas w:v I
already are onpa;
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just because new' v:
tial, it is not author "
other residential aI. ',,
That does ,no,i.
when a single l '
nothing les.i
the aea. '
But it does .
the character of il


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million a year in t-o t: i ,
much of which vwa, d; .'
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mention the 'of '
churches arid 'd"i' .
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million going' .
over :the first 10 ..
$730,000 would hi'
City of Bartow. 1,' :1'
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mission voted '
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oesa ranging in price from $300,000
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Fifty Years Ago

Phosphate Strike Ends With
.President Louis Ware .on the
scene, IMCC settles with ICWU
Local 35: two-year agreement, 8,.5
cents an hour pay raise at Bonnie
Chemical Plant; four-year con-
tract with 10.5 cent raise for min-
erals operations.. Work is sched-
uled to resume Monday, Oct. .1,
with all crews preparing to return
to the job; recruiting for replace-
ments will begin for all workers
who have not reported by then.
The 122-day strike is the longest
and costliest in the industry's
history.
Second Lt. John M. Deavany,
22, a student pilot at Bartow Air
Base, was killed when his plane
went out of control and crashed
east of Lake Wales. It was the first
fatality in training operations at
the base since June 3, 1954.
M/Sgt. Henry G. Floyd .of
Bartow will soon be returning to
the U.S. from Germany, where he
has been serving with the Berlin
Command. He 'and Mrs. Floyd
have adopted .3-year-old twin
boys there, to be little brothers to
their 5-year-old daughter.

Forty-Five Years Ago

The Red Cross so far has spent
$1,800 in Bartow "to alleviate
hunger and,to afford shelter from
the elements" for persons who
suffered heavy loss during
Hurricane Donna's visit to this
area, Chapter Chm. John W.
Sprague said today.


A dam across Peace River, just
south of State Road 60, has been
planned by the Polk County com-
mission for the past two years,
although it hadn't' been men-
tioned in official commission
meetings until Tuesday. First
public knowledge of the subject
came in an announcement by Col.
J.V. Sollohub, Army district engi-
neer in Jacksonville, that the com-
mission has asked for "permits to
construct a dam and a by-pass
canal in and. connecting with
Peace River."

Forty Years Ago

Richard Powell of Fort Myers,
author and. "converted
Floridian," will be guest speaker
for the 50th anniversary celebra-
tion of the Bartow Public Library,
Mrs. Bernice Holm, librarian,
announced today.
Assisted by a volunteer 'fill-in
pharmacist from Haines City, the
store's regular staff and a score of
additional helpers, Owner Frank
Phillips moved the Wilson Drug
Co. across Main Street to its new
location in the Stuart Building on
the weekend. The move started
Friday evening, and continued
through to late Saturday night.
Stocking of shelves was complet-
ed by 6 p.m. Sunday. White's
Men's Shop is remodeling the for-
mer drug store location, and will
move into larger quarters there.
County commissioners passed
a resolution of commendation for
Herbert M. Stanfill, head of the
county's microfilming depart-


ment, on his retirement after
more than 40 consecutive years of
service to the county, the longest
period of service of any county
employee.

Thirty-Five Years Ago

The internal accounting
records of Bartow High School
and two Fort Meade Schools -
the former Anna Woodbury
School, now the middle school,
and Fort Meade -High School -
have been impounded for further
investigation, County Supt. W.W.
Read revealed Wednesday.
An 18-year-old Highland City
youth has been indicted by the
county grand jury on three
charges of first degree murder
and three charges of robbery, one
for each murder.
A. Wade Blake, 69, died at his
home Friday morning. A 34-year
employee of the State Road Dept.,
he organized the SRD's first full-
time photographic department in
1943, and photographed virtually
every major road project between
then and his retirement in 1967.
He was nationally recognized for
'his highway photography, partic-
ularly aerial photography.

Thirty Years Ago,

Polk Countians overwhelm-
ingly rejected the first effort made
to bring legal gambling into Polk
County Tuesday, turning down
World Jai Alai, Inc.'s bid to build
a jai alai fronton near Lake Wales,
by a vote of 19,185 to 8,690. .


Three hours after the
Teamsters Union notified city
officials Thursday morning that
the union now represents Bartow
policemen, police supervisors
were told that City Mgr. Ralph
Bowers' plans to eliminate eight
Officers from the police force, and
to demote its two lieutenants to
the rank of sergeant.
Policemen kept their jobs and
their raises Wednesday night but
lost their chief as the city com-
mission -completed work on the
1975-76 city budget.
Bowers told The Democrat
today he will decide "calmly and
rationally" consider his decision
to fire Police Chief Marvin
Pittman before taking that step.

Twenty-Five Years Ago

As the deadline passed for
applicants to file as candidates
for the Nov. 4 city election, five
persons have qualified: for Seat 4,
William R. Goddard (incumbent)
and Betty Newman; for Seat 5,
(incumbent William G. Simpson
is not seeking re-election) Gerald
Cochran, John E. Davis and
Orlando Wright.
Bartow's "cat burglar" broke
into five more homes early this
morning, including the home of a
Bartow policeman. One of the
victims awoke and chased him
from the home, but the burglar
escaped. In all five of this morn-
ing's burglaries and in all the oth-
ers last week, entry was gained
through a window.


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South Florida Bulls beat the
ninth-ranked University of
Louisville, 45-to-14, their first
victory over somebody who is
somebody, football-wise.
An estimated 20 to 40 Bulls
fans were so excited about this
that they actually ran onto the
field after the game. Seven
were charged with such
offenses as trespassing and
disorderly conduct.
Several were wrestled to the
ground. At least one was
zapped with a Taser.
Police maintain that a prop-
er degree of force was used.
I wasn't there; I couldn't
say.
Let's just hope that USF
fans show a circumspect
degree of enthusiasm when
the Bulls play the University
of Miami this weekend, espe-
cially if they win. Which I
hope they do.
Go Bulls.
Quietly, and with dignity.


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September 29, 2005 The Polk County Democrat 5A


Obituaries


Ellen L.
McGlothin
Ellen L. McGlothin, 90, of
Bartow, died of natural causes
Tuesday, Sept. 27, 2005, at
Highlands Lake Center in Lake-
land.
Born in Barberton, Ohio, on
Oct. 4, 1914, Mrs. McGlothin
moved to Bartow from Dayton,
Ohio, 33 years ago.
She was a hotel clerk, and a
member of First Presbyterian
Church in Bartow.
Mrs. McGlothin was preceded
in death by her husband, Floyd
S. McGlothin; and one son, Ron-
ald McGlothin.
Survivors include two daugh-
ters, Margaret Stratton of Bar-
tow and Patricia Crossley of
Crossville, Tenn.; two sons, Har-
old McGlothin, and Floyd E.
McGlothin of Miamisburg, Ohio;
11 grandchildren; 15 great-
grandchildren; and three great-
great-grandchildren.
Visitation: Saturday, Oct. 1,
from 10 to 11 a.m., at Whidden-
McLean Funeral Home in Bar-
tow.
The funeral will follow Satur-
day at 11 a.m. at the funeral
home, with Rev. James B. Hatch
officiating.
Memorial contributions:
American Red Cross Polk
County Chapter Disaster Relief
Fund, 147 Avenue A, Winter Ha-
ven, FL 33881.


Edna E.
Moore
Edna E. Moore, 95, of Lake-
land, died of heart failure Satur-
day, Sept. 24, 2005, at Highlands
Lake Center in Lakeland.
Born in Fort Blackmore, Va.,
on March 3, 1910, Ms. Moore
moved to Lakeland 60 years ago.
She was a cook, and a mem-
ber of Wildwood Baptist Church
in Bartow.
Survivors include one daugh-
ter, Joy Moore of Bartow; one
grandson; and two great-grand-
children.
Visitation: Thursday, Sept.
29, from 10 to 11 a.m,, at Wild-
wood Baptist Church.
The funeral: Thursday, Sept.
29, at 11 a.m., at the church.
Arrangements: Trinity Fu-
neral and Cremation Center in
Lakeland.


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part of goodness.
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FIREFIGHTERS WERE HONORED for
their work saving the URS building during a rib-
bon cutting on Tuesday. Len Jordan, office man-
ager for URS, and Tom Turton (right) from the
Tampa office of URS, cut the ribbon while Bartow


FPRA Gives Awards


Dick Pope/Polk County Chap-
ter of the Florida Public Rela-
tions Association (FPRA) has
honored three Polk County pub-
lic relations professionals with
its top service awards for 2004-
05.
Honored as Polk County's
Public Relations Professional of
the Year was Cindy Sternlicht,
director of public relations and
marketing communications at
Lakeland Regional Medical Cen-
ter in Lakeland.
A long-time member and for-
mer president of the local chap-
ter, Ms. Sternlicht was recog-
nized for the professionalism and
effectiveness of LRMC's ongoing
public relations and marketing
initiatives.
Cited as Chapter Member of
the Year was Renee Arocho, pub-
lic relations director for the Win-
ter Haven-based American Red
Cross Chapter serving Polk and
Highlands counties. Arocho


business leaders, firefighters, and neighbors to
URS assist. Exactly three months to the day the
staff moved back into its newly renovated loca-
tion after the June 6 downtown fire. (Staff
photo)


served the local chapter during
the past year as co-treasurer and
recently assumed the position of
vice-president and treasurer.
Honored with the chapter's
Public Service Award was Clark/
Nikdel/Powell Advertising, a full
service advertising and public
relations firm based in Winter
Haven. Accepting the award on
behalf of the firm was its foun-
der and principal owner, Chris
Nikdel.
The agency assisted the FPRA
chapter with promotional mate-
rials for its annual media break-
fast and other functions during
the past year.
Jennifer Bush of Publix Super
Markets, newly-installed presi-
dent of the Dick Pope/Polk
County FPRA chapter, presented
the awards.
Information on FPRA can be
obtained by contacting Renee
Arocho at 294-5941 or Jennifer
Bush at 688-7407, ext. 54202.


Baker-Buford Wins

Polk Advocacy Award


Kandis Baker-Buford, Polk
County Equal Opportunity direc-
tor, has received the Advocacy
Achievement Award for the Na-
tional Coalition of 100 Black
Women for the Polk County
Chapter.
Ms. Baker-Buford was recog-
nized for her efforts in. opening
.doors and making opportunities
for minorities, and her efforts to
recruit, hire and retain minority
employees, while offering profes-
sional growth opportunities for
those who are already part of the
BoCC.
She was born Jan. 16, 1970, to
Lillian and Oscar Baker, the
youngest of six children.
She is married to Willie Bu-
ford and has two daughters,
Alexis, 9, and Alyssa, 4.
She obtained a law degree
from the University of Florida's
College of Law, and a bachelor of
arts degree in English from the.
University of Florida in Gaines-
ville, where she pledged Alpha
Kappa Alpha sorority.
A native Polk County resi-
dent, she graduated from Mul-
berry Senior High School.
She is a Florida certified pub-
lic manager, serving Polk
County as the equal opportunity
administrator for the board of
county commissioners.
As a representative of the
county manager's office, she
serves as a facilitator on the
Community Relations Advisory
Council to assist the county com-


missioners and other govern-
mental agencies in creating edu-
cational programs, projects
and/or campaigns devoted to the
elimination of group prejudice,
racial tension, intolerance, and
all, forms of discrimination in
Polk County.
Outside of work, she spends
much of her time involved in
church activities with St. John
Primitive Baptist Church in Me-
dulla, where she is an active
choir member and director of
Christian growth and develop-
ment.
She also serves as a cheer-
leading coach with the Mulberry
Panthers Youth League.


Kandis Baker-Buford


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Amy Purvis

C&C Bank
Promotes Two
Doug Small, president of Cit-
rus and Chemical Bank, an-
nounced the following promo-
tions:
Amy Purvis has been pro-
moted to vice-president and
branch manager of the Fort
Meade office. Her duties will in-
clude leading the staff to provide
the highest level of banking
products and services for the
Fort Meade area.
Sandy Dobbertean has relo-
cated and is vice-president and
branch manager of the Spring
Lake office.
For more information, visit
www.CandCBank.com.


JOLLY ROGERS all, newly-recruited pirates
from The Polk County Democrat gather around
Pirate Lennon Jordan and his treasure chest.
Helping the Greater Bartow Chamber of Com-
merce save the town are (from left) Democrat em-
ployees Teresa Crutchfield, Joanne Ethington,


Linda Holcomb, Peggy Kehoe, owner S.L. Frisbie,
IV, and Jennifer Starling. Contributions to the pi-
rate's booty help sponsor the Chamber's annual
meeting in July. (Chamber photo by Neal Dun-
can)


Arrr Pirate Making A Swath

Through Bartow Businesses


Avast ye land lubbers the
Greater Bartow Chamber of
Commerce regretfully announces
that its membership has fallen
to the legendary Pirate Lennon
Jordan (2006 president-elect).
Shiver me timbers!
This scoundrel has recently
dug up a treasure chest that was
rumored to be located on Main
Street in Bartow. Taking advan-
tage of the construction in that
area, Jordan found the treasure
with his trusty map.
Unfortunately for Chamber
members, the booty wasn't grand


Musical

Benefit Set
A musical benefit for Tails of
the Wild will take place at 7 p.m.
Saturday, Oct. 1, at 9500 Lake
Hatchincha Road in Haines City.
The organization works for
the preservation of endangered
animals in the wild and captiv-
ity. The groups provides homes
for unwanted and neglected
wildlife.
Dave Lakin, from the heart of
Nashville, and Ilonka, Listen
Closely To the Soul of South Af-
rica will perform.
Food and beverages will be
served.
Tickets are $15.
For more information or to
purchase tickets, call 385-5116.

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dan has begun a quest to collect
from 17 different businesses,
seizing treasure that will be dis-
played and sold off at the Cham-
ber's annual meeting on Satur-
day, Jan. 21, 2006.
His treasure hunt began on
Monday when Pirate Lennon
stormed the Polk County Demo-
crat at 190 South Florida Ave. in
Bartow. He acquired items for
his treasure chest and then
forced Democrat owner S.L Fris-


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fee to sponsor his treasure hunt.
Since Pirate Lennon will be
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Iulucation
News


Minorities Increase in Community Colleges


Education Commissioner
John L. Winn and Community
College and Workforce Educa-
tion Chancellor David Arm-
strong today applauded Florida's
community colleges for their re-
cruitment and retention efforts,
which have resulted in dramati-
cally increased minority enroll-
ment. and completion figures
over the last five years.
Recent Department of Educa-
tion reports indicate that the
Florida Community College Sys-
tem (FCCS) has shown a 29.8
percent increase in Hispanic stu-
dent enrollment and a 19.9: per-
cent increase in African-Ameri-
can student enrollment over the
last five years.
This represents an enrollment
increase among Hispanic stu-
dents from 125,050 in 2000-01 to
162,283 in 2004-05. Similarly,
enrollment among African-
American students increased
from 118,522 in 2000-01 to
142,079 in 2004-05.
During the same period, the
FCCS' overall student enroll-
ment figures grew from 737,857
to 800,036, representing an 8.4
percent increase.
Also since 2000-01, the FCCS
has shown a 44.3 percent in-
crease in African-American asso-
ciates in arts degree completes
and a 30.3 percent increase in
Hispanic associates in arts de-
gree completers.
The headcount figures that
correspond to these percentages
show a growth from 2,743 Afri-
can-American degree completers
in 2000-01 to 3,957 in 2004-05
and from 4,410 Hispanic degree
completers in 2000-01 to 5,747 in
2004-05.
The FCCS' overall completion
rate increased from 27,103 to
31,897 over the same five-year
period, which represents a 17.7-
percent growth. These gradua-
tion rates put the FCCS first
among the 16 Southern Regional
Education Board states.
"Identifying ways to better re-


cruit and retain minority stu-
dents into our community college
system is vital from both an edu-
cational and economic stand-
point," Winn said.
"Whether students earn a de-
gree, continue on to a university
or gain career education skills,
community college completers
are better prepared to enter the
state's workforce in higher-skill,
higher-paying jobs."
Florida officials credit local,
state and' federal policies and
programs that encourage, recruit-
ment and retention efforts for all
students, especially traditionally
underserved populations.
SExamples of these programs
include the College Reach Out
Program, Gear Up, and Project
Stars.
Additionally, there has been
support from private founda-
tions, such as the Lumina Foun-
dation for Education which
strives to help "people achieve
their potential by expanding ac-
cess and success in education be-
yond high school. "
Many of the individual com-
munity colleges have 'even more
impressive minority enrollment
and completion increases than
the 'state averages.
Some of their recruitment,
strategies include hiring recruit-
ers specifically for Hispanic stu-
dents and developing Spanish-
language materials to support
those efforts, as well as hosting
community events honoring
Martin Luther King Day and
Cinco de Mayo celebrations.
Keys to the retention efforts
include adisement and counsel-
ing that help students stay on
their educational track and offer-
ing tutoring and computer-based
help in learning that is provided
free-of-charge,
Institutiolis also focus on a
commitment t,.,diversity in hir-
ing by providing a learning envi-
ronment reflective of the overall
diversity in the community they


serve
The charts which document
the increased enrollment and
completion figures mentioned
above may be viewed at
http://www.firn.edu/doetest/
workforce/pdf/minority_enroll-
ment_completion_charts.pdf.


Magnet School
Applications
Available
The October application pe-
riod for Polk County magnet and
choice schools is from Oct. 3-28.
Applications will be accepted
during this period only for stu-
dents currently of school age.
Students applying during this
October application period must
at least be in kindergarten. -.
Applications may be com-
pleted online at www.polk-fl.net/
schoolchoice. In addition, appli-
cations may be picked up at any
magnet or choice school or the
school district administrative of-
fice, 1915 South Floral Avenue,
Bartow.
For information, contact the
Office of School Choice at 534-
0631.


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Achievement
Academy Sets
Open House
Achievement Academy will
celebrate its 50th anniversary'
with an open house and annual
meeting on Tuesday, Oct. 18.
The event will be held from
noon to 4 p.m. and 5:30 to 8 p.m.
Refreshments will be served.
For more information or to
RSVP by Oct. 14, call 683-6504.
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MidFlorida Offers Keith

Scholarship To Students


MidFlorida began more than
50 years ago as a credit union for
teachers, and today the credit
union continues its commitment
to education with a scholarship
program, now named for one of
the credit union's founding mem-
bers Rebecca Keith.
"Mrs. Keith was, devoted to
starting the credit union, even
accepting deposits at her home
and keeping them in an old shoe
box before there were any
branch offices," Chester Brojek,
chairman on MidFlorida's board
of directors said. "With the re-
cent passing of Mrs. Keith, the
board decided to rename the
scholarship in her honor."


The scholarship is awarded to
one student in each high school
.in Polk and Highlands counties.
The award provides $1,000 a
year for four years for college
tuition
Recently a scholarship was
added for the area adult schoOls
in Polk County.
In 2005. a .total of 16 scholar-.
ships were awarded, bringing
the.total since 2002 to $248,000.
The process for ,appli9tion
and receiving the scholarships
handled by the Polk Education
Foundation and Highlands
County Education Foundation.


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College Planning Seminat Set
For Ridge Community High


A college, post-secondary
planning seminar is scheduled
for Monday, Oct. 10, at 7 p.m. in
the media center of Ridge Com-
m unity High School at 500 West
Orchid Dr., Davenport.
All parents and high school
students are invited to the semi-
nar regardless of where they at-
tend school.
Seminar topics include cur-
riculum required for college ad-
missions, the admissions proc-
ess, the scholarship search, the
FACTS.org online resource fo'
college admissions, college es-
says, interviews, campus visits,
and a financial assistance over-
view.


Davis Enters
Liberty
University
Ronald Davis of Fort Meade
has entered Liberty University
as a freshman this fall.
Davis graduated from. Fort
Meade Middle/Seniorr High
School.


For more information, call
Polk schools resource counselor
specialist Kay Noble, the pre-
senter of the seminar, at 534-
0027.



Band

Festival Set

. The Florida Bandmasters As-
sociation Annual Marching Band
Festival will be held Saturday,
Oct. .22, from 6 to 10 p.m. ;,t
Denison Stadium, 400 Avenue A
Southeast,.Winter Haven.
High school marching bands
will present music, marching,
and pageantry.
The cost is $7 for adults and
$4 for children. Tickets will be
sold at the gate.
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PUBLIC NOTICE OF COMPREHENSIVE

PLAN AMENDMENT ADOPTION


PUBLIC NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT ON Friday,
October 7, 2005 beginning at 12:00 noon, the City of Frost-
proof City Council will hold a public hearing on the adoption
of the proposed Comprehensive Plan Amendment (DCA No.
.05-1):

Ordinance No. 2005-06: An ordinance of the City of Frost-
proof, Florida proposing an amendment to the Comprehen-
sive Plan of the City by reclassifying multiple parcels of land
from Polk County Future Land Use Map classification Agri-
culture/Rural Residential to Frostproof Future Land Use Map
classification of Residential. (General Location: to the North
of the existing City Limits).

Ordinance No. 2005-07: An ordinance of the City of Frost-
proof, Florida proposing an amendment to the Comprehen-
sive Plan of the City by reclassifying multiple parcels of land
from Polk County Future Land Use Map classification Agri-
culture/Rural Residential to Frostproof Future Land Use Map
classifications of Residential, Commercial and Conservation.
(General Location: to the West of the existing City Limits).

Ordinance No. 2005-08: An ordinance of the City of Frost-
proof, Florida proposing an amendment to the Comprehen-
sive Plan of the City by reclassifying multiple parcels of land
from Polk County Future Land Use Map classification Agri-
culture/Rural Residential to Frostproof Future Land Use Map
classifications of Residential, Commercial, Industrial, Public
and Conservation. (General Location: to the South of the ex-
isting City Limits).

Ordinance No. 2005-09: An ordinance of the City of Frost-
proof, Florida proposing an amendment to the Comprehen-
sive Plan of the City by reclassifying multiple parcels of land
from Polk County Future Land Use Map classification Agri-
culture/Rural Residential to Frostproof Future Land Use Map
classifications of Residential and Conservation. (General Lo-
cation: to the East of the existing City Limits).


Bartow Fire Department

Weekly Summary


Week of Sept. 19-25


Type of Call

Medical Calls
Vehicle Crashes
Vehicle Fire
Smoke/Odor Investigation
Structure Fire
Brush Fire
Dumpster Fire
Alarm Malfunction
Total Emergency Responses

Commercial Fire Inspections
Pre-incident Planning
Other Non-Emergency Calls
Total Non-Emergency Responses


# of Calls

47
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be required. The individual should make provision for a ver-
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abilities needing special accommodations to participate in this
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Former Bartow residents
Margery Holm McDaniel, now of
Austin, and Hazel Holm Schul-
lor, now of Sanibel, are planning
a Bartow weekend reunion in
October.
Friends are invited to join
them for a Dutch meal at
Perkins Restaurant in Bartow at
6 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 8, or at 1
p.m. Sunday, Oct. 9, after
church.
Margery and Hazel will be
staying overnight at Davis
Brothers Motel on Oct. 8. Early
risers may juin them for' break-
fast Sunday at Denny's Restau-
rant, next door to the motel,
from 8 to 9:30 a.m., then the la-
dies will be attending services at
the Associate Reformed Presby-
terian Church in Bartow. ,
Margery (Summerlin Class of
1943) and Hazel (Class of 1947)
are the daughters of the late
Bernice Holm, longtime teacher
and librarian in Bartow.




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August was selected because
that was a time of maximum dis-
ruption for many merchants.
For merchants who have not
been in business for a full year in
August, other criteria will be
used, Duane said.
The CRA board asked if the
city could waive or refund the
August utility bills, but City Mgr.
Joseph J. DeLegge said the city
code forbids that action.
Instead, the CRA board voted
to reimburse merchants from its
own resources. .
The board also approved in
concept a proposal to offer some
sort of financial assistance to
homebuyers who buy "in-fill
housing" in East Bartow and
West Bartow. Details of that plan
remain to be worked out.
In-fill housing is construction
that takes place on individual
vacant lots, as opposed to new
Lubdiision?. "


Help

Beautify

At Ecofest

!.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 Proigram. CHNEP works to
protect est uaries and watersheds
from Venice to Estero Bay to
Winter Haven.
Call Keep Polk County Beau-
tifud 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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BMA Says 'No Thanks'


To 50-Year Lease


If you had a chance to lock in
business with one of your best
clients for the next 50 years,
would you take it?
Not so fast.
Bartow city commissioners,
meeting as the airport authority,
turned down a request from a
long-term industrial park tenant
to renew his lease at Bartow Mu-
nicipal Airport for 25 years, with
a 25-year option.
Commissioners said that's too
long to lock in at today's rental
prices, even with an annual esca-
lation clause tied to the Con-
sumer Price Index.
The city is not without experi-
ence in that regard.
Back in the 1960s, the city ap-
proved a 99-year lease of a cold
storage building at the airport.
The annual rent is closer to what
most tenants are paying per
month, Airport Mgr. Cynthia
Barrow told the commission.
It is one of several long-term
leases that the commission came
to regret.
Aircraft Engineering, Inc., an
aircraft maintenance company,
leases Bldg. 434 on an aircraft
apron, and has been a tenant
since the 1970s, Mrs. Barrow
said, adding that the company is
an excellent customer.
But commissioners said that
50 years is too long to lock in a
lease based on today's rates.
With property values going up
much faster than the CPI, they
want to be sure that future com-
missioners will be able to get
market value for the property.
They agreed to a 20-year


lease, with five five-year options.
But unlike most renewal options,
either the tenant or the airport
will be able to turn down renew-
als. The airport will retain the
right not to renew if the airport
needs the property.
Commissioners also want the
right to recapture annual rental
increases that could have been
imposed in past years.
At present, the airport's stan-
dard lease allows an annual in-
crease not to exceed the increase
in the CPI. But if the commis-
sion does not impose the in-
crease, or imposes only a portion
of the increase and it has
done both in past years it
loses the right to recoup that
revenue in the future.
The new lease will allow the
commission to forego an in-
crease, but then recapture the
increase in a future year.

New Terminal
URS, the airport's consulting
engineering firm, will bring final
plans for the new terminal build-
ing for approval at the commis-
sion's Oct. 10 meeting, and hopes
to advertise for bids on Oct. 28,.
Steve Henriquez of URS told the
commission.
The target is for a ground-
breaking next February, with
completion by Christmas of next
year.
Plans for seating at the air-
port restaurant have been ex-
panded to allow for at least 150
seats in order to make it easier
to qualify for a liquor license.


No Subleases
At Mrs. Barrow's recommen-
dation, the commission voted to
prohibit subleases of aircraft
hangars.
A few leaseholders haven't
had airplanes for years, and are
subleasing their hangars, to
other pilots, she said. The air-
port has a waiting list of people
wanting hangars, and the sub-
leases bypass that process, she
said.
The new policy will go into ef-
fect on Nov. 1.
The commission also:

No Raise
Adopted the airport budget
for the coming year, and decided
not to raise the salary that com-
missioners draw for serving on
the airport authority.
Noted -City Atty. George
Dunlap's report that he is ready
to close on sale of. an industrial
site by the airport to the city.
That site, formerly owned by Hi-
Way, Inc., will become headquar-
ters of the city utilities depart-
ment.
Renewed the lease of the
west half of Bldg, 225 to Ray
Willis and Associates for three
years for $412.50 per month.
Renewed the lease of Bldg.
232 to Kathy's Too restaurant
for $600 a month for one year,
with a month-to-month renewal
after one year. Operators of the
restaurant are in line t'operate
the restaurant in the new termi-
nal building.


Radishes Are A Ravishing Treat


Florida radish is one of of a more prominent place on our
America's most popular gar- menus."
nishes. Radishes are very diet-
Radish roses, swans, tulips, friendly. They are free of fat and
curls, and fans lend a decorative cholesterol, and half a cup has
touch to tables from Tacoma to only nine calories.
Tallahassee. That same serving size con-
To kick up the flavor of your tains 135 milligrams of potas-
favorite dish, look no further sium, which helps maintain
than the radish. proper blood pressure, and 14
Available fresh from October percent of the recommended
through June,' Florida radishes daily allowance of vitamin C.
have a juicy, crisp texture and Fresh Florida radishes are
an earthy, spicy, peppery taste. available in grocery store pro-
One hot bite of the snow- duce sections across the nation
white flesh can really wake up and at community farmers' mar-
your tongue. The, bright green kets around the state. They are
tops are edible, too, and have a sold both with their leaves and
similar peppery zing. without. When shopping, look for
Saut6 the tops in olive oil or firm radishes with smooth,
serve them in salads-their pun- bright, unblemished skin.
gent flavor probably will remind If the leaves are still attached,
you of arugula. they,should be short, fresh, and
Most likely native to China green. Avoid radishes that are
but domesticated in the Mediter- soft, spongy, or cracked.
ranean, radishes make appear- Large radishes can be pithy
ances in Egyptian tomb paint- and woody tasting, so choose
ings and ancient Greek texts,. smaller ones instead; the best
The Greeks were apparently are about the size of a quarter, a
so fond of this fast-growing crop little more or less than an inch
that they offered radishes on in diameter.
golden platters to Apollo. The To get the longest shelf life
Romans liked radishes, too, and out of your radishes, cut off the
carried the seeds to northern tops and store them separately
Europe. from the roots. Keep the roots in
By the early 1600s, they were a plastic bag in the refrigerator
being grown in Massachusetts. crisper and they'll last up to two
The colonists at Plymouth used weeks. Before using, scrub your
radishes as a digestive aid and radishes well and trim off the
spring tonic' they ate the roots ends; there's no .need to peel
with salt and bread and pickled them.
the seedpods. Radishes can be eaten raw,
Today, Florida is the leading pickled, roasted, baked, sim-
producer of radishes in the mered, steamed, boiled, fried, or
United States, and harvests over microwaved. Grate them, into
30 percent of the country's rad- egg or potato salad to add some
ish acreage. The bulk of Florida's extra zip, or enjoy them just as
radish farms can be found in Or- they are, right out of the bag-
ange and Palm Beach counties, they make a convenient, bite-
where the warm, sunny climate sized snack. Radishes also taste
is ideal for growing a wide vari- great in hot dishes.
ety of vegetables. You can drizzle them in olive
The value of the state's radish oil and roast them in the oven
crop is estimated at $30 million just like potatoes. You can add
a year. them to stir fries and pilafs for
"Florida 'gpwers'produce rad- crunch and tangy flavor.
ishes primarily for the fresh For a little taste of France,
market." Florida Agriculture' saut6 them in butter with wine
Commissioner Charles H. Bron- and herbs and top them with
son said. "Radishes are most dollops of sour cream.
commonly used as a garnish or A dainty tea sandwich with
minor salad ingredient, but minced radishes and plenty of
,these versatile vegetables can cream cheese will transport you
and should be prepared in many instantly to England.
ot her exciting ways. Radishes The Florida radish has a lot of
are inexpensive, delicious, and possibility. As these recipes, will
nutritious, and they are worthy

The Kastles Performingty

Monday in Winter Haven
Tom and Chris Kastle of Chi- grams for the Folk Alliance, Chi-
cago will perform in concert cago Maritime Society, Shedd
Monday, Oct. 3, at the Lakeside Aquariumi, Urban Gateways,
Music Room, 604 30th Street and the Forest Park Nature Cen-
Northwest, Winter Haven. ter.
Performers for more than 20 Tom performs vocals, guitar,
years, the Kastles are singers, octave mandolin, concertina, dul-
sailors, songwriters, and story- cimer, tenor banjo, and bass,
tellers who present original while Chris performs vocals, gui-
songs focused on environmental tar, tin whistles, mandolin, key-
preservation. They have per- board, and percussion.
formed at festivals, concerts, and The concert begins at 7:30
on radio and television through- p.m. A $10 donation is recom-
out the United States and in mended for the musicians.
Canada and Europe. Call 293-1510 for reservations
The couple has planned, de- and directions.
signed, and/or administered pro-


show you, it's a fun, zesty, useful
vegetable and you don't need to
carve it into a rose to enjoy it.
For more "Fresh from Florida"
recipes and information on Flor-
ida produce, visit http://www.
Florida-Agriculture.com.
Radish Dip
1 cup low-fat sour cream
1/2 cup Florida radishes, pu-
reed
1 tablespoon Florida garlic,
minced
1 tablespoon fresh dill, finely
chopped,.. ..
1 teaspoon Worcestershire
sauce
salt and pepper to taste
Combine all ingredients in a
bowl and mix well. Serve with
chips or fresh vegetables. Also
makes a nice sauce for seafood.
Yields 14 one-ounce servings.

Southwestern Radish Cobb
Salad
6 cups Florida iceberg lettuce,
about half a large head, cut into
1-inch strips
6 ounces sliced Florida rad-
ishes, about 1-1/2 cups
3 hardboiled eggs, cut into
wedges
1 16-ounce can black beans,
drained and rinsed
10 ounces Florida corn (off the
cob), cooked, drained, and cooled
1 cup shredded Monterrey
Jack cheese
1/2 cup cooked bacon, crum-
bled
1/4 cup Florida green onions,
sliced
1 tablespoon ground cumin
Place lettuce in a large salad
bowl. Top with radishes, eggs,,
beans, corn, and cheese. Sprin-
kle with bacon, green onions,
and cumin. Toss all ingredients
gently until well blended. Driz-
zle with your favorite dressing
and serve. Serves 4.


FORT MEADE FIREFIGHTERS nearing
completion of 160 hours of the Florida State Certi-
fied Firefighter One class are (from left): back row
- John Nooe, Harrison Eiland, Jim Carrier, Rob-
bie Anderson, Robbie Meacham, Ken Cook (Fort


Meade's- training instructor), Barry Smothers,
and Frankie Curlee; front row Joe Belcher,
Buddy Music, Greg Pfeiffer (instructor from Har-
dee County), Mike Coulter, and Rick Lewis. --
(Staff photo by Janice Jared)


Firefighters Train for State Certification


Thirteen Fort Meade firefight-
ers are nearing completion of
160 hours of Florida State Certi-
fied Firefighter One classes.
"The class, which began in
June, has required a great deal
of dedication, motivation, and
sacrifice, not only from the fire-
fighters themselves, but from
their families, friends, and in
some cases, their work," said
Fort Meade Fire Chief Bill Gun-
ter. "They have attended four
and five hours of schooling every
Tuesday and Thursday nights


and all day Saturdays."
The class will culminate with
hands-on training when the men
participate in a live house burn
Saturday, Oct. 1, at Church
Street in Fort Meade, with the
burning of the Roberts house.
"Not all volunteer fire depart-
ments, especially of this size,
have opted for this level of train-
ing, or to meet Florida Firefight-
ers administrative code. I am
very proud of the level of train-
ing and dedication this group
has shown. I am sure the resi-


Post Office Sets Passport Event


Traveling soon?
The requirements for any type
of travel beyond the borders of
the United States are growing
more stringent daily. Passports
will soon be required for any
venture outside the USA.
The Lakeland Main Post Offi-
ce's passport application accep-
tance unit will hold a Passport
Festival on Wednesday, Oct. 5,
from 9 a.m. until 4 p.m.
Normal procedures for pass-;
port application acceptance re-
quire an prior, appointment;
however, Festival day, anyone '
desiring to apply can come in
without an appointment, and
submit their application. Pass-
port quality photographs also
can be taken on site.
To save time, passport appli-
cations may be picked up in ad-
vance at the Main Post Office,
2800 Lakeland Hills Blvd., or
downloaded from the Internet at
http://travel.state.gov/, the De-
partment of State passport home


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Applicants will need a certi-
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and an appropriate picture iden-
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Cost will vary, as expedited
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dents, as well as city officials of
Fort Meade, feel the same," Gun-
ter said.
John Adler, state certified in-
structor, who works with Hardee
County Rescue and also is a fire-
fighter paramedic, is the instruc-
tor for the training.
"It will give me great pleasure
on Dec. 31," Gunter said, "to pre-
sent Fort Meade's roster to the
State Fire Marshal with the
names and certificate numbers
of certified, trained firemen in
our department."





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FORT MEADE Senior Future Farmers of America member
Stephanie Lanier won the Farm Bureau District VI speech contest
with her speech "Don't just take a stand, Do Something!." Taking
first place in the district qualified her to participate in the state
speech contest, which will be held at Disney's Coronado Springs Re-
sort in Orlarndo on Oct. 13. (Photo provided)

". I Fort Meade FFA Student Moves
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A MEDICAL TEAM recently visited Dr. Lilli
D,:nes' social psychology class at Polk Commu-
mtf, C.lletge. They discussed their trip to Biloxi,
Mi's.. ', here- they helped Hurricane Katrina vic-
tims. The group was organized by Bartow Re-
gional Medical Center, and included (from left)


Barry Cayson, PCC Nursing V student; Velma
Anderson, PCC nursing preceptor; Patricia
Parker, PCC nursing alumnus; Virginia McCoy,
PCC nursing alumnus; Kirstin Dees, PCC stu-
dent; and Dr. Downes. (Photo provided)


BRMC Katrina Relief

Team Speaks to PCC Class


A medical team from Bartow
Regional Medical Center has re-
turned from triaging patients in
the Biloxi, Miss., area.
They went with a PCC Nurs-
ing V student, who interrupted
his classes to drive them to aid
the victims of Hurricane Ka-
trina. Upon returning to Polk
County, the groups delivered a
"very moving" presentation to
Dr. Lilli Downes' social psychol-
ogy class.
The nurses, some of them
PCC alumni, shared the "touch-


ing patient situations they expe-
rienced in the midst of a grave
crisis and great suffering," Dr.
Downes said.
Members of the team included
PCC nursing preceptor Velma
Anderson, PCC student Kristin
Dees, and PCC alumnae Patricia
Parker and Virginia McCoy.
"They discussed how the expe-
rience was life changing. Deep
emotion and great respect was
expressed from the class to the
nurses for their commitment to
caring," explained Dr. Downes.


The nurses plan to return and
take additional supplies. Dona-
tions of all types may be brought
to the Nursing A-V lab on the
Winter Haven campus.
As part of a class investiga-
tion into the Hurricane Katrina.
disaster, the social psychology
students have.been interviewing
responders, such as the health
care providers. The class also
contributed care packages for
victims via these same nurses.


When New To Driving, Practice Caution


By Terry Schiavone,
Regional Administrator
National Highway Traffic
Safety Administration

"Back to school" can mean
many different things: new
teachers, new school supplies-
and for many teenagers, new,
cars and even newer drivers li-
censes.
And, while many kids opt for
the school bus, thousands of
' teens will be driving themselves
to school for the first time this
fal. *
X With this newfound freedom,
teens will be facing a number of
increased risks. Driving can be
one of life's most exciting experi-'
ences, so it's essential that some
important steps be taken to
make it as safe .as possible.
According to recent studies,
teens have higher fatality and
injury rates in motor vehicle
crashes than ;any other age
group and motor vehicle crashes
are the leading cause of death
for teens in the United States.
Young drivers are a threat not
tnly to themselves; but also to
those around them. Police re-
ports indicate that 82 percent of
crashes involving teens are due
to driver error.
The rate of driver error by age
as the cause of the crash is the
highest among '16-year-olds. Be-
ft.re. the end of the year, teenag-
ers will be involved in more than
t vo million traffic accidents na-
tion, ide.-'-: ..
: Many factors contribute to the
high rate of crashes and fatali-
ties among young drivers. By
default, teens are less experi-
gnced drivers and are not as
likely to be able to anticipate un-
safe -ituamtins and react accord-
ingly. _


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In addition to being less profi-
cient drivers, teens are more
likely to engage in risky activi-
ties, such as driving too fast, us-
ing a cell phone or being dis-
tracted by friends or the stereo.
And worst yet, teens are less
likely to, wear a seat belt., In
2003, 63 percent of 16-to-20-
year-old passenger vehicle occu-
pants who were fatally injured
in crashes were unrestrained,
compared to 55 percent for
.adults 21 or older.
Many states have sought to
curb the accident levels among
teens by introducing graduated
driver's licenses.
Most states have one, and in-
dications are Piointing toward a
reduction in the rate of teen
crashes and fatalities as a
result.
Graduated driver's licenses
(GDL) are designed to ease
young drivers into the driving
experience, progressively allow-
ing them more freedom as they
mature.
Most graduated programs re-
quire an extended learner's per-
mit period before a teenager can
obtain a full driver's license.
In the first three .to six
months after teenagers earn a li-
cense, the graduated programs
often require the presence of a li-
censed adult in the car, driving
restricted daytime-only hours
and the prohibition of carrying
other teens as passengers.
According to the nonprofit Na-
tional Safety Council, graduated
driver's licenses can reduce teen
crash rates by as much as 33
percent.
Implementing primary safety
belt laws is another measure
states are taking to create safer
drivers among teens.


A primary safety belt law al-
lows law enforcement to stop a
vehicle and issue a citation when
simply ,observing an unbelted
driver or passenger.
A secondary safety belt law
means that's citation for not
wearing a safety,lelt can only be
written after theN 'ficer stops the
vehicle for another infraction.
One of the strongest predic-
tors of safety belt use among
young drivers is a state's safety
belt law. From 1998 to 2002,
teen driver belt use was signifi-
cantly lower in crashes occurring
in states allowing only secondary
enforcement (30 percent) than in
crashes occurring in primary law
states (49 percent).
And, most teens are in sup-
port of primary safety belt laws.
In 2003, a nationwide survey
showed that of young people 16
to 20 years of age, 64 percent
supported primary enforcement
laws.
Local communities also are
implementing programs to raise
awareness of the dangers that
young drivers face *:.n the rc'ads.
Schools," community groups,
churches and other organiza-
tions are seeking to keep safe
driving at the forefront sof teen-
agers' minds, using methods
such as teen safe driving con-
tracts. Parents are encouraged
to sit down with their teen and
set the parameters of what is ex-
pected while behind the wheel of
the car.
Hours, speed and geographi-
cal boundaries should be estab-
lished and agreed upon by both
the parents and their young
driver.
For more information on im-
proving the safety of teen driv-
ing, visit www.nhtsa.dot.gov.


Stephanie Lanier, a member
of the Fort Meade Senior FFA,
competed against four other par-
ticipants and won the Farm Bu-
reau District VI speech contest
with her speech "Don't just take
a stand, Do Something!."
Lanier received a $150 cash
prize for her accomplishment at
the contest, which was held at
the Pasco County extension of-
fice in Dade City on Sept. 22.
Taking first place in the dis-
trict contest has qualified Lanier
to participate in Florida Farm
Bureau's state speech contest
that will be held at Disney's Co-
ronado Springs Resort in Or-
lando on Oct. 13.
Lanier also will present her
speech during the annual Polk
County Farm Bureau meeting
Monday, Oct. 3, at the Stuart
Building in Bartow.
Lanier's first place win at the
Polk County Farm Bureau
Speech Contest, held Sept. 1 at
the Farm Bureau office in Bar-
tow, served as the catalyst for


her success. She beat out eight
other participants in the initial
contest.
"Stephanie began working on
this speech last year and I am
pleased that she is reaping the
rewards of her hard work," said
Nora McLeod, Fort Meade FFA
advisor.
The speech topic for the con-
test was, "How Can Agricultur-
ists Assure Future Availability
of Natural Resources?"
The purpose of the contest
was to promote a stronger inter-
est in and clearer understanding
of the many aspects of agricul-
ture, and to promote opportuni-
ties for youth to gain knowledge,
appreciation, and understanding
of agriculture while promoting
its values and virtues.
For the competition, partici-
pants had to deliver a five-min-
ute speech, prepare and perform
the speech personally, be a resi-
dent of the county they are rep-
resenting, and be between the
ages of 14 and 19.


Explorations V Sets A

Variety of Programs


Explorations V Children's
Museum, located at 109 North
Kentucky Avenue in downtown
Lakeland, has announced a vari-
ety of programs for October.
Magical Monday
Magical Monday, a preschool
story and activity time, focuses
on literacy for preschoolers and
is held every Monday at 10:30
a.m.
Scheduled October stories and
activities are:
Oct 3 Baby signing with
Donna Geils
Oct 10 Pumpkin'sequenc-
ing
Oct 17- Plant a pumpkin
Oct 24 Pumpkin games

Terrific Tuesday
Terrific Tuesday, an activity
time that focuses on school
readiness skills, begins at 10:30
a.m.
Oct 4 Sew a greeting card
- Eye hand coordination
Oct 11 Family magnets
- Identify family
Oct 18 Binoculars Ob-
servation skills
Oct 25 Flap Jack O'Lan-
terns Following recipe

Thrilling Thursday
The session is held each
Thursday at 10:30 a.m. Thrill-


On


ing Thursday focuses on early
science and math for preschool-
ers.
Oct 6 Leaf Prints Ob-
serving leaf structure
Oct 16 Line-up Size
comparison
Oct 20 .-- Magic Matter -
Solids and liquids
Oct 27 Roll Away Pump-
kins Subtraction

Fun Friday
Fun Friday art sessions are
from 10 a.m. to noon. Fun Friday
focuses on creativity and in-
cludes art activities for children
of all ages.
Oct 7 Apple Prints
Oct 14 Book Marks/Door
Hangers
Oct 21 Thumb Print
Pumpkin Patch
All sessions; are included in
the price of museum admission.
For additional information,
contact the museum at 687-3869
or email info@explorationsv.qom.


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Mitchell
Insurance


Sylvia Belmares, a 220 li-
censed insurance agent who
services personal and commer-
cial lines, has recently joined'
Mitchell Insurance Agency in
Fort Meade.
Mrs. Belmares brings almost
10 years of insurance experience
with her and has a background
working for various insurance
agencies in the Wauchula and
Lakeland areas.
Mrs. Belmares is bilingual,
and Spanish speaking customers
are encouraged to contact her.
She is married to Guadalupe
Belmares and the couple have
two children, Stephanie, 10, and
Guadalupe, Jr., 7'
Mitchell Insurance Agency
was established in 1958.
Owners Tom Driskell from
Fort Meade and Tom Dodd from
Lakeland, say the company spe-
cializes in writing and servicing
all lines of insurance.
The agency is located at 105
West Broadway in Fort Meade.
Office hours are 8:30 a.m.
through 5 p.m., Monday through
Friday.
The office is closed from 12
p.m. until 1 p.m. daily for lunch.
SFor more information, call
285-7176.


The minimum age required for
a ball girl or ball boy at the U.S.
Open tennis match is 14 years
old.


Dana K. Kelly, 2001 Polk
County Teacher of the Year and
member of the National Teach-
ers Hall of Fame, will be a pre-
senter at the National Teachers
Hall of Fame regional conference
to be held Oct. 7 and 8 at State
Farm Insurance headquarters in
Winter Haven.
The conference will feature
topics designed for college stu-
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event.
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THE BOARD QF ADJUSTMENTS AND APPEALS FOR THE CITY
OF FORT MEADE will hold a Public Hearing in the City
Commission Room at City Hallon Monday, October 17, 2005 at
5:30 PM to consider the following requests:


William W. Chambers is requesting a variance to add an open
carport measuring 768 square feet to an existing outbuilding
(garage).


Unified Land Development Code, Article 2, Regulations For
Specific Districts, Section 2.06.00, General Regulations for
Accessory Uses, Item A, states: "No more than two accessory
structures may be located on any residential lot of record; and
are permitted only in the rear yard." Table 2.05.01 (B) states that
side yard setbacks must be at least 25 feet and rear yard
setbacks must be at least 25 feet. Maximum lot coverage should
be no more than 45%.


This information is available for public review in the Building
Department from 7:30 AM to 4:00 PM, Monday through Friday.
All interested property owners may appear at the Public Hearing
to make objections as they may have. No objections being
raised, it is presumed none exist.


FallFest

Planned
Polk Community College will
hold the 19th annual FallFest
will be held Saturday, Oct. 15,
from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
The event will feature more
than 100 crafts booths, a Kids'
Zone, music, police and EMS
demonstrations, a pumpkin
patch, a haunted house, food and
other activities.
Proceeds from the fest go to
various student organizations at
the school and the PCC Founda-
tion. A portion of the proceeds
from FallFest will fund a memo-
rial scholarship in the name of
Allison Sousa.
Miss Sousa was the daughter
of Alice Diggett, who coordinated
the craft show for several years.
For more information on the
event, call 297-1051.


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September 29, 2005 The Polk County Democrat


Public Notices


NOTICE OF INTENTION TO
ADOPT ORDINANCE
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN
that the Board of County Commis-
sioners of Polk County, Florida, on
October 12, 2005, at 1:30 p.m., or
soon thereafter, in the Boardroom
of the County Administrative Build-
ing, 330 West Church Street, Bar-
tow, Florida, will consider adopting
an ordinance the title and sub-
stance of said proposed ordinance
being:
AN ORDINANCE AMENDING
POLK COUNTY ORDINANCE
03-27, AS AMENDED, THE
POLK COUNTY EDUCA-
TIONAL SYSTEM IMPACT
FEE ORDINANCE; AMEND-
ING SECTION 2.02 TO PRO-
VIDE THAT THE IMPACT
FEE RATES IMPOSED BY
ORDINANCE 05-048, WHICH
AMENDED ORDINANCE 03-
27, SHALL APPLY TO RESI-
DENTIAL CONSTRUCTION
FOR WHICH A BUILDING
PERMIT IS APPLIED FOR
ON OR AFTER DECEMBER
1, 2005 AND FURTHER PRO-
VIDING THAT IMPACT FEES
FOR RESIDENTIAL CON-
STRUCTION FOR WHICH A
COMPLETED BUILDING
PERMIT APPLICATION IS
SUBMITTED PRIOR TO DE-
CEMBER 1, 2005 AND FOR
WHICH A PERMIT IS ISSUED
ON OR BEFORE MARCH 1,
2006 SHALL BE CALCU-
LATED BASED ON RATES
ADOPTED ON APRIL 2, 2003
IN ORDINANCE 03-27;
AMENDING SECTION 3.09
TO PROVIDE FOR APPLICA-
TION OF THE RATES
ADOPTED IN ORDINANCE
05-04 TO RESIDENTIAL
CONSTRUCTION FOR
WHICH A BUILDING PERMIT
IS APPLIED FOR ON OR AF-
TER DECEMBER 1, 2005
AND FURTHER PROVIDING
THAT IMPACT FEES FOR
RESIDENTIAL CONSTRUC-
TION FOR WHICH A COM-
PLETED BUILDING PERMIT
APPLICATION IS SUBMIT-
TED PRIOR TO DECEMBER
1, 2005 AND FOR WHICH A
PERMIT IS ISSUED ON OR
BEFORE MARCH 1, 2006
SHALL BE CALCULATES
BASED ON RATES
ADOPTED ON APRIL 2, 2003
IN ORDINANCE 03-27; PRO-
VIDING FOR SEVERABIL-
ITY; AND PROVIDING FOR
AN EFFECTIVE DATE.
The proposed ordinance
may be inspected by the
public at the Office of the
Clerk of the Board of
County Commissioners, lo-
cated in the County Admin-
istration Building during
regular business hours.
All persons wishing to speak
upon the adoption of this ordi-
nance are invited to attend the
meeting and they shall be
heard.
Should,.any person decide to
appeal any decision made by
the Board-at, this meeting, such
person will need a record of the
proceedings and may need to
ensure that a verbatim record
of these proceedings is made,
including the testimony and
evidence on which the appeal is
to be based.
In accordance with the Ameri-
cans with Disabilities Act, person
with disabilities needing special
accommodations or an interpreter
to participate in this public hearing
should contact the Boards Com-
munications Office, located in the
Neil Combee Administration Build-
ing, 1st Floor at (863) 534-6090,
not later than four days prior to
the public hearing. If hearing im-
paired call: (TDD) (863) 534-777
or 1-800-955-8771m or Voice im-
paired call: 1-800-955-770, via
Florida Relay Service. The public
hearing may be continued to a
time ad date certain by announce-


ment at this scheduled public
hearing without any further pub-
lished notice.
DATED THIS Z8th day of
September, 2005.
ATTEST:
RICHARD M. WEISS, CLERK
By: /s/ Marie Kessler, Deputy
Clerk
BOARD OF COUNTY
COMMISSIONERS
POLK COUNTY, FLORIDA
By: /s/ Jack Myers, Chair-
man
Sept. 29, 2005-3182



STATE OF FLORIDA
DEPARTMENT OF COMMUNITY
AFFAIRS
NOTICE OF INTENT TO FIND
THE CITY OF BARTOW
COMPREHENSIVE PLAN
AMENDMENTS) IN COMPLI-
ANCE
DOCKET NO. 05-1ER-NOI-5303-
(A)-(I)
The Department gives notice
of its intent to find the Amend-
ment(s) to the Comprehensive
Plan for the City of Bartow,
adopted by Ordinance No(s).
2005-08, 2005-12, 2005-13,
2005-15, 2005-17, 2005-18
2005-20 and 2005-22 on
August 15, 2005, IN COMPLI-
ANCE, pursuant to Sections
163.3184, 163.3187, 163.
3189, F.S.
The adopted City of Bartow
Comprehensive Plan Amend-
ment(s) and the Department's
Objections, Recommendations
and Comments Report, (if any),
are available for public inspec-
tion Monday through Friday, ex-
cept for legal holidays, during
normal business hours, at the
City of Bartow City Hall, 450
North Wilson Avenue, Bartow,
Florida 33831.
Any affected person, as de-
fined in Section 163.3184,
F.S., has a right to petition for
an administrative hearing to
challenge the proposed agency
determination that the Amend-
ment(s) to the City of Bartow
Comprehensive Plan are In
Compliance, as defined in Sub-
section 163.3184(1), F.S. The
petition must be filed within
twenty-one (21) days after
publication of this notice, and
must include all of the informa-
tion and contents described in
Uniform Rule 28-106.201,
F.A.C. The petition must be
filed with the Agency Clerk, De-
partment of Community Af-
fairs, 2555 Shumard Oak Boule-
vard, Tallahassee, Florida
32399-2100, and a copy
mailed or delivered to the local
government. Failure to timely
file a petition shall constitute a
waiver of any right to request
an administrative proceeding as
a petitioner under Sections
120.569 and 120.57, F.S. If a
petition is filed, the purpose of
the administrative hearing will
be to present evidence and
testimony and forward a rec-
ommended order to the De-
partment. If no petition is filed,
.this Notice of Intent shall be-
come final agency action.
If a petition is filed, other af-
fected persons may petition for
leave to intervene in the pro-
ceeding. A petition for inter-
vention must be filed at least
twenty (20) days before the fi-
nal hearing and must include all
of the information and con-
tents described in Uniform Rule
28-106.205, F.A.C. A petition
for leave to intervene shall be
filed at the Division of Adminis-
trative Hearings, Department of
Management Services, 1230
Apalachee Parkway, Tallahas-
see, Florida 32399-3060. Fail-
ure to petition to intervene
within the allowed time frame
constitutes a waiver of any


right such a person has to re-
quest a hearing under Section
120.569 and 120.57, F.S., or
to participate in the administra-
tive hearing.
After an administrative hear-
ing petition is timely filed, me-
diation is available pursuant to
Subsection 163.3189(3)(a),
F.S., to any affected person
who is made a party to the pro-
ceeding by filing that request
with the administrative law
judge assigned by the Division
of Administrative Hearings. The
choice of mediation shall not
affect a party's right to an ad-
ministrative hearing.
-s- Mike McDaniel, Acting
Chief
Division of Community Plan-
ning
Department of Community
Affairs
2555 Shumard Oak Boule-
vard
Tallahassee, Florida 32399-
2100
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The office of the public de-
fender for the Tenth Judicial
Circuit announced the hiring of
attorneys Edward P. Brandt,
Bruce T. Carter, II, Deborah A.
Goins, Cachina King Mack, and
Renee M. Reid.
Brandt joined the office's trial
division on Sept. 12. He received
his juris doctorate from Barry
University School of Law in Or-
lando. Prior to joining the public
defender's office, he served as an
attorney with the law office of C.
Daniel Akes in Lakeland.
Carter joined the office's trial
division on Sept. 6. He received
his juris doctorate from the Uni-
versity of Florida School of Law..
Prior to joining the public de-
fender's office, he served as a
staff attorney with Legal Aid of
West Virginia.
Ms. Goins joined the office's
trial division on Sept. 1. She re-
ceived her juris doctorate from
the Drake University Law
School in Des Moines. Prior to
joining the public defender's of-


fice, she served as an assistant
public defender for the 13th Cir-
cuit in Tampa.
Ms. Mack joined the office's
trial division on Sept. 1. She re-
ceived her juris doctorate from
the David A. Clarke School of
Law in Washington, D.C. Prior
to joining the public defender's
office, she served as an assistant
public defender for the 11th Cir-
cuit in Miami.
Ms. Reid joined the office's
trial division on Aug. 1. She re-
ceived her juris doctorate from
the University of Miami Law
School. Prior to joining the pub-
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3artow Crime Reports


Sept. 10
Burglary, 400 block of West
Hooker St., 5 p.m.
Grand theft, corner of Stew-
ard St. and Tangelo Circle, 8:40
p.m.
Sept, 12
Retail theft, Wal-Mart, 11;45
a.m.; stolen: music CD, $12.
Burglary, 400 block of Bear
Creek Dr.; stolen: barbecue grill,
$300; a flat and a round shovel,
$25; box of Christmas lights,
$15; tool case with nails and
screws, $25; tool case with wire
and cables, $150; paint remover,
$50.
Sept. 13
Burglary, 400 block of West
Hooker St., 6 p.m.; stolen: stereo
system, $400; pressure washer,
$50; video cassette recorder,
$400; antique wooden box, $200;
chain saw, $60; video tapes, $60.


Retail theft, Winn-Dixie, 6:05
p.m.; stolen: medication, $15.
Sgpt. 14
Burglary, 1200 block of
Swearingen Ave., 12:55 a.m.; sto-
len: 120-piece socket set, $99.
Theft, 1000 North Broadway,
5:20 a.m.; stolen: cellular phone,
$150.
Theft, 100 block of East Van
Fleet Dr., 1:39 p.m.; stolen: $217
cash.
Auto theft, 1300 block of
Cherokee St., 8 p.m.
Burglary, 400 block of West
Hooker St., 8 p.m.
Theft, 1000 block of Golfview
Ave., 11 p.m.; stolen: stereo,
$400.
Sept. 15
Auto theft, Ardaman & Asso-
ciates, 6 a.m..
Theft, 100 block of West Vine


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cle, $190.
Sept. 16
Auto theft, 1200 block of East
Main St., 12:53 a.m.
Theft, 500 block of Hobart St.,
9:56 a.m.; stolen: utilities,
$1,280.
Burglary, 1500 block of Cen-
tennial Dr., 10:30 a.m.; stolen:
five-disc DVD player, $259; sur-
round sound, $2,000; VCR, $500;
miscellaneous diamond rings
and necklaces, $5,000; antique
money, $50; DVDs, $400.
Retail theft, Wal-Mart, 5:36
p.m.
Theft, 1000 block of Golfview
Ave., 10 p.m.; stolen: necklace,
$469.
Identity theft, 1400 block of
South Hibiscus Dr., time un-
known; false charges: AT&T bill,
$402.
Sept. 17
Theft, 200 block of West Van
Fleet Dr., 2 p.m.; stolen: lock
box, $35; butter dish with mis-
cellaneous change, $30; cash
with drawing tickets, $23; $200
cash.
Burglary, 300 block of North
Elizabeth Ave., 6:30 p.m.; stolen:
ush mower, $250; push mower,
198.
Burglary 1700 block of East
Wabash St., 11 p.m.; stolen: sin-
gle disc CD player, $100.
Sept. 19
Retail theft, Wal-Mart, 3:36
p.m.; stolen: beverage eight-
pack, $2; food, $13; T-shirts, $78;
three-pack of boxers, $20.
Theft, 1400 South Gordon
Ave., 5 p.m.; stolen: bank state-
ment.
Auto theft, 1000 block of
Golfview Ave., 11:45 p.m.
Sept. 20
Theft, 1200 block of East
Summerlin St., 10:30 a.m.; sto-
len: prescription drugs, $50.
V Theft, 500 block of Battle
Ave., 5 p.m.; stolen: three air
conditioning units, $600.
Sept. 21
Burglary, 700 block of West
Davidson St., 5,la.m.; stolen: jew-
elry, $491; pants, $40; 15 DVDs,
$200; $1100 cash.
Vehicular burglary, 200 East
Van Fleet Dr., 11:10 a.m.; stolen:
cell phone, $250.
Retail theft, Dollar General,
3:05 p.m.; stolen: clothes, $19.
Theft, Polk County Council,
time unknown; stolen: television,
DVD/VCR, $400.
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Bartow Lock &
Safe Sets
Opening
Bartow Lock & Safe, Inc.,
owned by Don and Dolores
McBroom, former owners of Bar-
tow Lock and Key, will hold a
grand opening on Oct. 19 at 9:30
a.m.
The business is located at 1620
North Broadway, Bartow.
The business also offers a mo-
bile unit.
For more information on the
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The Polk County Democrat Septetmber 29, 2005


PWW Sets Two Wrestling

Events for October


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WIDE RECEIVER GRANT GLOVER (#2) tears down the field
for a five-yard gain against Hardee Friday. (Photo by Jack Little-
field)


Bartow Faces Hornets

In District Contest


GOLFING FOR CHARITY Cypresswood
golf pro Bob Schade (from left) and committee
members Jeannette Nickson, Paul Wood, John
Wood, Jr., and Jan Rooney practice their golf
swings for the Cypresswood Charity Golf


Shootout on October 14. All proceeds will be do-
nated to Meals on Wheels and the Gulf Ridge
Council, Boy Scouts of America. (Photo pro-
vided)


Senior Games Qualifiers Set For Fall


Florida senior athletes will
have eight opportunities over the
next two months to qualify for
the 2005 Florida Senior Games
state championships beginning
-this weekend when the Pensa-
cola Senior Games begin.
The Pensacola Senior Games
return after taking a year off
when Hurricane Ivan hit the
area right before the beginning
of the 2004 competition.
Athletes must qualify at a lo-
cal Senior Games qualifier listed
below and online at www.
flasports.com. The top five fin-
ishers of each age/gender cate-
gory in the event will be eligible
to compete in the 2005 Florida
Senior Games state champion-
ships.
All participating athletes
must turn 50 by Dec. 31, and age
groups will be determined by the
athlete's age on Dec. 31.
Sports and events of the 2005
Florida Senior Games state
championships include archery,
badminton, basketball (3 on 3),
basketball (shooting), billiards,
bowling, bridge, cribbage, cycling
(5K and 10K time trials and 20K
and 40K road race', golf, horse-
shoes, lawn bowling, pickleball,
race walk 55K and 1500 meter)
and 5K fun walk, racquetball,
5K road race, shuffleboard,
shooting, softball, swimming, ta-
ble tennis, tennis, track and
field, and volleyball.
The'Florida Senior Games
state championships include 11
events deemed "open sports" and
do,: not require qualifying at, a lo-


cal Senior Games.
Those sports and events in-
clude archery, billiards, bridge,
cribbage, lawn bowling, pickle-
ball, race walk, fun walk, 5K
road race, shooting, and volley-
ball.
The 2005 Florida Senior
Games state championships are
open to out-of-state residents;
however, they must meet any
qualifying requirements of that
sport. An athlete's residency is
determined by where they reside
for at least six months out of the
year.
The 2005 Games are not a
qualifier for the 2007 National
Senior Games to be held in Lou-
isville, Kny.
The 2006 Florida Senior
Games state championships will
serve as a qualifier for the 2007
National Senior Games.
Those athletes who anticipate
qualifying at one of the October
or November local qualifiers
must submit an entry by the en-
try deadline. If the competitor
fails to qualify, entry fees will be
refunded.
For those athletes who quali-
fied at one of 10 local senior
games competitions earlier this
year, registration materials will
be available online at www.
flasports.com.
Registration books will be
mailed out to athletes who have
already qualified. All entries
must be postmarked by Nov. 14.

Upcoming Florida Senior
Games qualifying events:


(Dog)Gone...

But Not

Forg4pen!
B AkKmsey


In 1621, Pilgrims at Plymouth Colony, Mass,,
celebrated an English harvest feast with the
American Indians who helped them survive
their first year in a new land. The feast- the
model for our Thanksgiving holiday lasted
several days.
In 1947, Alice Dunnigan of Russellville,
Kentucky was the first African American
to receive a capitol press pass to cover
the President.
In 1974, rock stars Peter Frampton and George
Harrison met President Gerald Ford at the
White House, The president wanted to give
Frampton a WIN ("Whip Inflation Now")


Pensacola Senior Games
Sept. 25 to Oct. 9
850-436-5676

Tampa Bay Senior Games
Oct. 4 to 14
813-231-1309

Gainesville Senior Games
Oct. 20 to 23
352-338-9300

Ormond Beach Senior Games
Oct. 22 to 30
386-676-3241

Heartland Senior Games
(Avon Park)
Nov. 1 to 19
863-784-7392

Martin County Golden Games
Nov. 5 to 18
772-221-1419

Golden.Age Games (Sanford)
Nov. 6 to 12
407-302-1010

Sarasota County Games For
Life
Nov. 12 to 19
941-861-8194

Florida Senior Games State
Championships
Dec. 3 to 11
The Villages, Florida
For more information, call toll
free 1-866-354-2637.

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By JEFF THORNBURG

Tomorrow night the Bartow
Yellow Jackets wrap up a busy
September with a key district
match-up with the Haines City
Hornets. Kickoff at Joe Strangy
Field in Haines City is set for
7:30 p.m., and the game can be
heard on AM 1130 WBF.
Bartow enters the game with
an overall record of 3-2, and 1-1
in district play. The Yellow Jack-
ets suffered a setback last week
at Hardee, 21-14.
Bartow's defense is allowing
just over two touchdowns per
game, while the balanced offen-
sive attack is posting almost
three touchdowns per game.
Since 1996 Bartow leads the
series with four wins offset by
three losses. The Yellow Jackets
are riding a two-game winning
streak over the Hornets.
The Hornets are 3-1 overall,
and 1-0 in the district, after a
one-point win over Lake Wales
in week two. Haines City suf-
fered their first loss of the sea-
son last week against Lake Gib-
son, 23-7. The Hornets are scor-
ing 17 points per game, while
their defense is giving up 14
points per game.


Jacket quarterback Devarious
Cook remains the county's lead-
ing passer with more than 650
yards and six touchdowns.
Cook's favorite receivers are
among the top 10 in the county,
Jamal Darling and Grant
Glover.
The Hornets, led by first-year
head coach Bill Buldini, face two,
challenges this year: graduating
seniors and losing half the team
to the new high school down the
street, Ridge Community.
Jacket Senior Ryan Colson
continues to lead the Bartow
ground game. Colson has scored
six touchdowns and rushed for
480 yards, averaging six yards
per carry.
Haines City prefers to run the
ball behind Jeff Gissendaner,
and their leading rusher, also
their quarterback, Kendall
Berry. Berry leads the team with
two touchdowns and averages
seven yards per carry. The Hor-
nets rank last in the county in
team passing.
The only other game in Class
3A-District 10 tomorrow night
sees Kathleen visiting Ridge
Community. Lake Wales enjoys
an open date.


In 1935, Time reported on the anti-smoking
efforts of Dr. John Lanahan Dorsey. He
attempted to cure his patients of the habit
with lobeline, "a drug which... affects the
human system almost exactly as nicotine
does, but is not as habit-forming."


With three nights of bulls and
entertainment, one of the largest
rodeos in the. southern United
States will also feature a softer
side as young cowboys and cow-
girls give the western way of life
a shot when the Silver Spurs Ro-
deo and the PRCA Xtreme Bulls
returns to Kissimmee on Oct. 7
through 9 for the 116th Silver
Spurs Rodeo of Champions.
The opening event for the lit-
tle ones is called Muttin' Bustin,
where kids ages 3 to 5 get their
version of a bucking event by
holding on for dear life as they
ride on the back of one of the or-
ganization's sheep.
These youngsters will debut
their potential rodeo skills prior
to the start of each rodeo. Inter-
ested participants will need to
meet in the front lobby of the Sil-
ver Spurs Arena; spots are avail-
able on a first-come, first-served
basis.
The Jr. Barrels event will also
take place prior to each rodeo
performance. Young cowgirls
will ride into the arena at top
speeds, while dodging barrels
and racing towards the finish
line.
The Calf Scramble is for the
little adventure seekers in the
family. This man against beast
competition is open to young-
sters, ages 6 to 12, who are quick
on their feet and like to get dirty.
A good pair of cowboy boots or


Cypresswood Golf & Country
Club will sponsor and host a
charity cocktail party and Clos-
est 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 Cypresswoqd Golf & Country
Club, the cocktail party, sched-
uled for 5 to 9 p.m. in the Cy-
presswood 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-


tennis shoes is highly recom-
mended.
Sponsored by the Kissimmee
Convention & Visitors Bureau
and Napleton Dodge, the tradi-
tional rodeo events will kick into
high 'gear Friday, Oct. 7, at 8
p.m., Saturday, Oct. 8, at 2 p.m.,
and Sunday, Oct. 9, at 2 p.m.
On Saturday night, some of
the most dangerous bulls and
cowboys will make an appear-
ance at the PRCA Xtreme Bulls
event. Chutes open at 8 p.m.
Tickets can be purchased in
advance at the Silver Spurs
Arena Box Office, located in Os-
ceola Heritage Park at 1875 Sil-
ver Spur Lane, off Highway 192.
The box office is open Monday
through Friday, from 10 a.m. to
4 p.m.
Tickets also may be pur-
chased through the Spurs web
site at www.SilverSpursRodeo.
com.
Advance tickets are $10 for
one day, $15 for two, and $25 for
all three. Children 10 and
younger are free when accompa-
nied by a paying adult.
On the day of the main event,
tickets will cost $12, $18, or $30
at the gate.
For more information on the
116th Silver Spurs Rodeo of
Champions, call 407-67-RODEO
or visit the website (address
above).


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


Pro Wrestling Warfare will
hold "Battleground" on Friday,
Oct. 7, at 8 p.m. at Sanford Civic
Center, 401 East Seminole Blvd.,
Sanford.
The main event will feature
Reckless Youth against Bruce
Steele with "Hardcore Giant"
Ron Niemi and Amy Love.
There will be a special chal-
lenge match featuring Sedrick
Strong against Ricky Reyes, a
fan-demanded rematch featuring
"The Shooter" Vordell Walker
against Delirious, a tag team
match featuring Double Deuce
against The Saint and Buck
Quartermain, a former partners
match featuring Naphtali
against Dagon Briggs with
Seven, and a cruiserweight chal-
lenge match featuring Mikey
Batts with "Hardcore Giant" Ron
Niemi against Chasyn Rance
with Mister Saint Laurent.
The "Battleground" also will
feature Suicide Kings against
Tom Lawler and J.P. Ace, and
Vito Denucci against "Hotshot"
Mark Stephens with Ipuna.
Front row VIP tickets are
available in advance for $20,
which include a 30-minute meet
and greet with the stars before
the doors open to everyone else.
General admission is $12 in
advance and $15 the night of the
show.
Tickets are available at
http://www.pwwf.com.
For more information on "Bat-
tleground," call 407-474-5667.

On Saturday, Oct. 8, at 8
p.m., PWW will hold another
event at the VFW Post #6827,
4145 34th St. North, St. Peters-
burg.
The main event will feature
Reckless Youth and Sedrick
Strong against 911 Incorporat-
ed's Bruce Steele and Mikey
Batts with "Hardcore Giant" Ron
Niemi and Amy Love.
There will be a cruiserweight
challenge match featuring De-
lirious against Naphtali, a tag
team street fight featuring The
Chaotic Cult with Psycho
against LaDuke Jakes and Pat
Powers with Abudadein, a strong

In this world what matters is
not to know mankind, but to be
smarter on the spot than he
who stands before us.
-Goethe


style match featuring "The
Shooter" Vordell Walker against
Ricky Reyes; a tag team chal-
lenge match featuring The Saint
and Buck Quartermain against
Suicide Kings, and a special
challenge match featuring
Chasyn Rance with Mister Saint
Laurent against Kenny King.
The event also will feature
Double Deuce against Pretty Fly
and James Morrison, and Navy
Seal against Dagon Briggs with
Seven.
Tickets are $12 in advance
and $15 at the door.
Tickets are available online at
the above website and also at the
VFW post #6827.
For more information on this
event, call 813-679-7672.


BHS Cheer
Clinic Planned
Bartow High School will hold
a cheer clinic on Saturday, Oct.
15, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.
The cheer clinic is designed
for girls ages 3-12.
The cost per girl is $30 in ad-
vance and $35 at the door. The
price includes cheerleading in-
struction with high school cheer-
leaders, a T-shirt and lunch.
The graduates of the clinic
will perform during pre-game
and the first quarter of the Bar-
tow/Winter Haven game on Oct.
21.
The registration deadline is
Oct. 6.
For more information or to
register, call Jacquelyn Graham
at 661-8962.


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your area read the
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Pumpkins will be available for sale beginning Bartow. Prices of the pumpkins vary depending on
Monday at Asbury United Methodist Church in size. (Photo by John M. Phillips)

Pumpkin Patch Coming to Asbury UMC


Asbury United Methodist
Church in Bartow will be offering
the Pumpkin Patch again this
year.
Pumpkins will be available for
sale Oct. 3-29.
Prices of the pumpkins vary
depending on size. Sales person-
nel will be on site between the
hours of 2 and 7 p.m., Monday
through Friday. Saturday hours
are 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.
A free pumpkin will be given to
each child who is accompanied by
a parent. .
School groups are welcome on
Tuesday, and Thursdays only,
and must contact the church
office to make arrangements for
their visitation. A storyteller and
light refreshments will be avail-
able on those days.
Partial proceeds from the sale
will go, to the. church's.: 2006
American Cancer, Society Relay
for Life team.
Now ini 'its fourth year, the
pumpkin', patch also provides a


great backdrop for photographs. For further information, call
Asbury UMC is located at the the church office at 533-2301,
corner of Jackson and Clower between the hours of 8:30 a.m.
streets, opposite Bartow Middle and 12:30 p.m.
School.

FBC Lake Garfield to Host

World Mission Conference


First Baptist Church of Lake
Garfield will host its 2005 World
Mission Conference Oct. 12-16.
Service times are 6:30 p.m.
Monday through Saturday, and
9:30 a.m., 10:30 a.m., and 6 p.m.
Sunday.
Fred and Janice Day are guest
speakers for Wednesday, Oct. 12,
with the Odum family as worship
leaders; Aaron Yates is the wor-
ship leader for Thursday, Oct. 13,
with Eric and Heather Grenier as
guest speakers; guest speakers
for Friday, Oct. 14, are Ron and
Cindy Reynolds, with Toni Bruce
leading worship; and Marvin and
Linda Leech will speak Saturday,


Oct. 15, with Royal City as wor-
ship leaders.
On Sunday, Oct. 16, Violet
Justice will speak at the 9:30 a.m.
service, and Marc Johnston is the
speaker for the 10:30 a.m. ser-
vice.
Dinner on the grounds will fol-
low.
Paul Justice is the speaker for
the 6 p.m. service.
The Odum family will be
Sunday's worship leaders.
The church is located at 1170
Eighty Foot Road, Bartow.
For more information, call 537-
1497.


Musings From God's Penman


Final Last Words ... Finally Almost


By REV. JAMES L. SNYDER
If I've heard it once I've heard
it a million times, and this week
was no exception.
In fact, the words have-care-
lessly tumbled from my lips on
many occasions, some of which
have been perilously near the
conclusion of my sermons. Most
preachers never conclude their
sermons they just quit when
they cannot indulge the congrega-
tion another minute longer.
Someone once asked a famous
preacher what it meant when he
said, "Now, in conclusion... "
He thought for a moment, and
then replied, "nothing."
Preachers are not the only
ones inflicted with this verbosity
virus.
Watching a news broadcast
lately, I heard a politician tumble
headlong into the same abyss:
"We're going to make some
changes around here," he bloviat-
ed. "And that's my final word on
the subject."
It doesn't really matter which
politician pontificated thusly, for
all of them have said it at one
time or another, and usually it is
never their "final word" on any
subject.
Several things are wrong with
that statement.
First, when a politician uses
the word "we' re," he never means
to include himself. It's just a word
he uses to confuse the subject at
hand.
Someone once made this obser-
vation, "If all the politicians were
laid end to end, I would not be
surprised."
The fact that more politicians
have not been assassinated is a
glowing tribute to the marvelous


grace and forgiveness of the
American public.
Of course, Pat Robertson has
given the thought some consider-
ation. The only thing hindering
him from going forward with this
plan in our country is that some
consider him something of a
politician and he is afraid he
might have to eat his own bullet.
Secondly, the only change most
politicians are interested in is the
change in my pocket. They have
committees devoted to figuring
out how they can change the
change in my pocket to their
pockets. The slickness to which
they do this is most remarkable.
Thirdly, there is no such thing
as a "final word" among politi-
cians. Every politician insists on
having the last word on any sub-
ject even though he knows noth-
ing about the subject at hand.
The entire political sorority
has one brain, which they share.
The Democrats have the left side,
the Republicans have the right
side, and they have one intent:
mouth in motion at all times.
When a politician has nothing
to say, you can be sure he will say
it most profusely.
Every politician has two sides:
before election and after election.
What a politician says before
elected has absolutely no rela-
tionship with what he or she will
say after elected.
Once elected, their only strate-
gy is to stay elected. They will do
everything and anything to get
my vote. I vote they all be elec-
tro-cuted. Nothing would be
cuter.
One thing that can be said
about the political institution in
our country it is an equal
opportunity Liars Club. Women


have as much opportunity to join
this truth-challenged extravagan-
za as the men.
I don't know who makes a bet-
ter liar, men or women. The femi-
nine side of this auspicious group
has made miraculous progress in
catching up to their male counter-
part. They both seemed quite
adept to the practice.
Many elected officials go to
great lengths to keep their con-
stituency from knowing where
they stand on the issues. They are
seated on committees, so they
don't have to reveal where they
stand. They are good at sitting
and pontificating, but bad when it
comes to standing for anything,
which makes them believe their
constituency will fall for any-
thing.,
And we usually do.
The lawmakers of our day are
great Change Agents, to use a
contemporary phrase. Their opin-
ion on important issues changes
with every new poll published.
Unfortunately, or fortunately
depending on your point of view,
for our friendly politicians, opin-
ion polls can be given every hour
on the hour. And of course, the
more important the issue, the
more the politician reforms his
opinion. Politicians should have
the cleanest minds in our country
because they change them so
much. Unfortunately, the
exchange is usually down.
Perhaps the best final words
any politician could utter are, "I
won't run again."
Usually when a politician says
this, it means he's currently run-
ning from something or someone.
Regrettably, the only change that
comes with a new election is the
name on the office door of the


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Pastor Chuck Pemberton is
teaching the book of Revelation at
First Assembly of God in Fort
Meade.
The sessions are taught .on
Wednesday 'ighs beginning at 7
p.m. and endi-,g around 8 p.m.
The teaching includes future
disasters prophesied in the Bible
and how they could affect


America. It answers questions
such as, "Is there life after
death?" "What is man's eternal
destiny?" "What is required to
.escape,,hell, in, the, htbr,-after?."
Pastor Pemberton said., .
The church is located at 211
Northeast Eighth Street.
For more information, call 285-
7332.


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then give back to God by developing them and using them
in a constructive manner to help others.. Most of us enjoy
exercising our strengths, and thus we are doubly blessed
that we can profit by doing something that comes natural-
ly to us and-in which we find satisfaction. Rather than
spending time and effort trying to develop skills that we
have no real aptitude for or interest in; we are probably
better off trying to work with our God-giveri strengths. If
you are naturally a nurturing, giving person, try to incor-
porate these strengths into your .life and work, for
instance, by taking on the role of caregiver. If you" are nat-
urally curious and inquisitive, you might develop your tal-
ents for research or teaching. We all have unique
strengths which we bring to life. Develop yours, and you
will find that not only will your life be more satisfying, but
perhaps more importantly, you will naturally benefit those
around you.


Let your light so shine before men,
that they may see your good works
and give ,glory to your Father, who is
in heaven. R.S.V Matthew 5:16


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Revelation Classes at
FM First Assembly of God


public servant.
The bolts and nuts of our polit-
ical system can be boiled down to:
the politicians bolt for or from any
excuse and we are nuts for elect-
ing them to any office.
I sometimes get weary of all
this superfluous change. It is
true, the more things change the
more they remain the same.
What I want to change never
does, and what I don't want to
change does.
You can imagine what comfort
I get from the Bible that never
changes despite the efforts of
some people.
Two verses are particularly
comforting to me. One from the
Old Testament: "For I am the
Lord, I change not; therefore ye
sons of Jacob are not consumed"
(Malachi 3:6 KJV). One from the
New Testament: "Jesus Christ
the same yesterday, and to day,
and for ever" (Hebrews 13:8 KJV).
When it comes to final words, I
want that word to come from
someone who will not capriciously
change that word and upset my
life.
I can always trust Jesus Christ
to give me a word I can always
count on.

Rev. James L. Snyder is pastor
of the Family of God Fellowship
located at 1471 Pine Road in
Silver Springs Shores. He lives
with his wife, Martha, in Silver
Springs Shores and can be con-
tacted by e-mail at jamessny-
der2@att.net. Reverend Snyder is
the host of the weekly radio pro-
gram, Sunday Joy, heard at 9:30
a.m. on WOCA, 1370 AM.


John Boyd to
Perform at
Lake Garfield
FBC Oct. 9
Rev. John Boyd will perform in
concert at First Baptist Church
of Lake Garfield on Sunday, Oct.
9, at 10:30 a.m.
The church is located at 1170
Eighty Foot Road, Bartow.
For more information, call
537-1497.


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Some 185 stuffed toys have been collected at be sent to young victims of Hurricane Katrina. -
First United Methodist Church of Fort Meade, to (Staff photo by Janice Jared)

Teddy Bears Collected for Gulf Coast Children


A visitor to First United
Methodist Church in Fort Meade
would have been surprised to see
the heading on the church bulle-
tin Sept. 27: "Teddy Bear Sun-
day."
Pastor Brian K. Wilcox had
announced a Sunday for all to
bring stuffed teddy bears or
other stuffed toys to place at the
communion rail for young vic-
tims of Hurricane. Katrina. He
said he would bring at least
three teddy bears, and chal-
lenged' others to bring at least
one, three if possible.
At 10 a.m. Teddy Bear Sun-
day, there were more than 100
teddy bears, with one little
stuffed gorilla, sitting atop and
in front of the communion rail.
". Coufiing'.other teddy bears
brought by those who came to

Fort Meade

FUMC Offering

Contemplative

Prayer Class

First United Methodist
Church 'of Fort Meade is begin-
ning sign-up for Silent Waters,
an introduction to contemplative
prayer to be taught by Pastor
Brian Wilcox.
Afternoon class sessions will
*begin on Tuesday afternoon, Oct.
18. The time set for the after-
noon class will be determined by
-those attending the class.
Thursdayevening classes will
begin Nov. 3, with starting time
of the class to be determined by
:those signing up for the evening
classes.
Contact the church at 285-
9059 for more information or to
sign up for a class.


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the worship hour and the follow-
ing day, there were more than
185 stuffed toys, mainly teddy
bears.
The Teddy Bear love offering
arose out of a call from God to
Marie Hodge of First United
Methodist Church in Zolfo
Springs, Reverend Wilcox said.
"She says, speaking of what
God led her to do, after she
looked at the faces of the little
children following Hurricane Ka-
trina, 'God hits you with it .
do it,'" Reverend Wilcox said.
Ms. Hodge began appealing
for gifts of teddy bears and other
stuffed toys, and a collection cen-
ter was set up. Thus far, more
than 1,700 stuffed toys have
been collected through her ef-
forts.
Reverend Wilcox said the out-


pouring of love to the children of
the Gulf Coast by his congrega-
tion is one of the greatest bless-
ings of his 29 years in pastoral
ministry.
Those interested in contribut-
ing stuffed toys may call Fort
Meade First United Methodist
Church at 285-9059 or Marie
Hodge at 863-767-1451, to have
someone pick up the toys.
A collection center for stuffed
toys has been set up at Mid-Flor-
ida Hardware in Wauchula.
Also, if anyone is going to
take supplies to the Gulf Coast
and can take some stuffed toys
along, Ms. Hodge is prayerfully
waiting for assistance. She said
,she does not know how they will
all get there, but she knows that
God will make sure they do.


Singers Invited to Join in

Magic on Main Performance
Calling all singers! forms.
A community chorus is being The Bartow Ministerial Asso-
put together to perform at 6 p.m. ciation will give a blessing to
at the Magic on Main event Sat- Main Street and the town of Bar-
urday, Nov. 19. The choir will be tow. Canned goods will be col-
accompanied by a brass group elected to be distributed to those
who regularly plays at Disney less fortunate.
World. Two rehearsals will take place
The Main Street grand open- at First United Methodist
ing will feature an entire day of Church on Oct. 16 and Nov. 13
festivities, culminating with the at 3 p.m.
lighting of more than 100 .trees To join the choir, call Ken or.
on Main. Bonnie Allen at 537-2720, or
The event will close with a Janet Heidtman at 533-3245.
street dance after the choir per-

Christian Women's Club Fall
Music Medley, Luncheon Oct. 5


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."


The cost is $14.50 inclusive.
Child care is available for pre-
schoolers free of charge.
Reservations and cancella-
tions must be made by Sunday,
Oct. 2, by calling Dee at 425-
2604, Wylene at 859-7773, or by
e-mailing RUNMD@juno.com.
A part' of Stonecroft Minis-
tries, Christian Women's Club is
nondenominational and there
are no membership dues.


Lake Buffum Baptist Church

Presenting 'Escape School'


"Escape School," a nationally
acclaimed -child abduction pre-
vention program, will be pre-
sented at Lake Buffum Baptist
Church in Fort Meade on Mon-
day, Oct. 10, at 6:30 p.m.
The one-hour program ex-
plains prevention techniques in
a non-threatening manner, and
includes interactive demonstra-
tions and video presentations.
The school is intended for par-


ents as well as children.'
There is no charge to attend.
Polk County Sheriffs deputies,
will be on hand to furnish kids
with identification kits.
The church will serve refresh-
ments at the end of the program.
For further information, con-
tact Cassie Backland at 537-
2323.
The church is located at 6475
Lake Buffum Road South.


Main Street Baptist Church to
Celebrate Homecoming Sunday


Main Street Baptist Church
in Bartow will celebrate home-
coming this Sunday, Oct. 2.
An extended morning worship
service is planned, beginning
with Bible study at 9:30 a.m.,
and worship services at 11 a.m.
Pastor Rev. Terry L. Coe will
.be the guest speaker.
A covered dish lunch will fol-


low in the social hall. Friends
and past members are invited to
join the celebration.
No evening service will be
held.
The church, located at 1140
East Main, was established Oc-
tober 1938.
For further information, call
the church at 533-8990.


Seli


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Seeds from

the Sower

By Michael A. Guido


One day I asked a boy,
"What's your favorite hymn?"
"Trust and O.K.!" he an-
swered.
He meant "Trust and Obey."
But if you commit your soul to
Christ, everything will be "O.K."
When Michael Faraday lay
dying, a reporter asked, "What
are your speculations?"
"Speculations?" replied the fa-
mous scientist. "I have none. I'm
resting on certainties."
Then he quoted this Bible
verse, "I know whom I have be-
lieved, and am persuaded that
He is able to keep that which I
have committed unto Him
against that day."
Are you looking for security?
Commit the keeping of your
soul to Christ.

A friend asked, "Why do you
think your neighbor's late hus-
band went to the lake of fire?"
He answered, "She inscribed
on his tombstone 'Roast in
Peace.'"
But wouldn't you rather Rest
in Peace?
You may, our Lord said, "Let
not your heart be troubled: ye
believe in God, believe also in
Me."
"In My Father's house are
many mansions: if it were not so,
I would have told you. I go to
prepare a place for you."
"And since I go to prepare a
place for you, I will come again,
and receive you unto Myself;
that where I am, there ye may
be also."
Believe on the Lord, and you'll
Rest in Peace!

Robert Louis Stevenson, in
search of health, went to the
South Seas to live.
The natives fell in love with
him. They built a road up the
mountain to his home. They
called it, "The Road of the Lov-
ing Heart."
That's what the Lord had
done for you. He has built a road
to your heart.

He comes to give you strength
for the day, rest for your labor,
light for your way, grace for your
trials, help from above, unfailing
sympathy, undying love.
Today as He walks up "the
road of the loving heart," receive
Him, won't you?

A little fellow said to me, "Mr.
Guido, three frogs sat on a log,
and one decided to jump. How
many were left?"
"Two," I answered.
"You're wrong," he corrected.
"The third only decided to jump.
But he didn't."
That's what I like about the
prodigal. He not. only decided to
turn from his filth to his father,
but he did.
The Bible says, "While he was
still a long distance away, his fa-
ther saw 'him coming, and with
loving pity .ran and embraced
him."
You've decided to turn from
your sins to the Savior, haven't
you? Now take your step, and
you'll find that He'll run to meet
you with loving pity.
You're coming now, aren't
you?

A prodigal got right with God.
But a friend cried, "Fool!
There's no God! "
"Don't be crazy," he replied.
"In God's estimate, you're a fool.
The Bible says, 'The fool has said
in his heart, There is no God.'"
Don't be hazy. Read the Bible.
There are 1,189 chapters.
By reading three chapters
Monday through Saturday and
five on Sunday, you can read the
Bible through in one year.
Don't be lazy. Whenever the
devil finds a lazy Christian doing
nothing for good, he puts him to
work doing something for evil.
If you're God's, learn of Him
and labor for Him, won't you?

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3 tablespoons butter
seasonings to taste
Place all ingredients in a ket-
tle.
Add just enough water to
cover. Cook slowly for about 30
minutes. Then serve.


L

Leeks is a vegetable in the
garlic family. The leek is very
popular in dishes in Wales.
Corn Chowder with Bacon,
Leeks and Potatoes
This corn chowder makes a
hearty meal with leeks and
chunks of potatoes. Perfect 6n a
cold Winter's night with some
crusty bread.
4 strips turkey bacon, diced
1 teaspoon olive oil
6 cups (about 5 medium)
washed, trimmed, halved, sliced
leeks (white and green parts)
1/4 cup dry white wine
3 cups (about .1 1/2 pounds)
diced red potatoes
2 cans (12 fluid ounces each)
Carnation Evaporated Milk
2 cups water
4 teaspoons Maggi Instant
Chicken Flavor Bouillon
1/4 teaspoon ground black
pepper
1 tablespoon water
2 teaspoons all-purpose flour
2 cups whole-kernel corn
Place bacon and' oil in stock-
pot. Cook over medium heat, stir-
ring frequently, for 2 to 4 minutes
or until bacon is crisp. Add leeks
and wine; cook, stirring occasion-
ally, for 4 to 6 minutes or until
leeks are tender.
Add potatoes, evaporated
milk, 2 cups water, bouillon and
pepper; bring to a boil. Reduce
heat to medium-low; cook, stir-
ring occasionally, for 15 to 18
minutes or until potatoes are ten-
der.
Mix 1 tablespoon water and
flour in small bowl. Add corn and
flour mixture to stockpot; cook,
stirring occasionally, for about 10
minutes.
Place about 3 cups soup in
blender; cover. Carefully blend
until smooth.' Return blended
soup to stockpot; stir.
Serves four.


A lentil is so much more than
a pea. Lentils come in a variety of
colors from red to brown to yel-
low. Most are sold in a dry form.
Italian-Style Lentil Soup
Serve this satisfying main-
dish soup that's high in vitamin
A with slices of crispy garlic
bread and a tossed salad.
2 tablespoons olive oil
2-1/4 cups (2 medium) onions,
chopped
1 cup celery (about 2 large
stalks), sliced
1/2 cup (1 medium) carrot,
chopped
5-1/4 cups water
1 cup dry lentils
2/3 cup (6-ounces) Italian
tomato paste
1/2 cup dry red wine or water
1/4 cup fresh parsley or 2 tea-
spoons dried parsley, crushed,
chopped
3 cubes Maggi Instant Beef
Flavor Bouillon
1/2 teaspoon (optional) salt
1/4 teaspoon black pepper,
ground
1 (optional) parmesan cheese,
shredded
Heat olive oil in large
saucepan over medium-high.


heat. Add onion, celery, and car-
rot; cook, stirring occasionally,
for 8 to 10 minutes or until veg-
etables are tender.
Stir in water, lentils, tomato
paste, wine, parsley, bouillon,
salt, and pepper; bring to a boil.
Reduce heat to low; cook, stirring
occasionally, for 40 to 45 minutes
or until lentils are tender.
Ladle soup into bowls; sprin-
kle with cheese just before serv-
ing.
Serves six.


Lima beans, also known as
butter beans, are delicious when
purchased dry, frozen, canned or
fresh.
Basic Lima Beans
Cooked lima beans are won-
derful when marinated in a
vinaigrette or used in salads.
1 pound dry lima beans
4 cups water
In a large stockpot, cover lima
beans with water, then bring to a
boil.
Remove from heat and set
aside for 1 to 4 hours; drain and
rinse. Combine beans and 4 cups
water, bring to a boil and simmer
for 1 hour or until tender.
Serves six.

M

Mung beans also are known as
simply bean sprouts, and are
often used in Asian cooking.
Marinated Bean Sprouts
Bean sprouts tossed with
sesame oil and sesame seeds
make a light salad for an Asian
meal or a tasty garnish for burg-
ers or sandwiches.
2 pounds- mung bean sprouts
or similar sprouts
2 green onions, trimmed and
chopped
2 tablespoons toasted sesame
seeds
2 tablespoons sesame oil
1 teaspoon crushed garlic
1 teaspoon salt ,
Drop bean sprouts into a pot of
boiling water, cover, remove from
heat and let stand for 2 minutes.
Drain.
Combine bean sprouts in a
large bowl with green onions,
sesame seed, sesame oil, garlic
and salt. Mix well before serving.
Serves six.


Mushrooms come in many,
many varieties. This recipe is
very basic and offers a peek into
the world of mushrooms. Try a
few new varieties soon.
Grilled Portabello
Mushrooms
Cooking at high heat
caramelizes the vinegar and
turns this meaty mushroom into
a real winner.
1 tablespoon olive oil
1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar
1/2 pound fresh portabello
mushrooms
1/8 teaspoon salt
1 dash ground black pepper
Mix olive oil and balsamic
vinegar.
Brush lightly over mushroom
surface.
Season with salt and pepper.
Grill, roast or broil until ten-
der and golden brown.
Serves three."


From collards to beet, the
world of greens is full of variety.
Mustard Greens with
Shrimp
9 cups water, divided


1 pound mustard green,
trimmed and chopped
4 teaspoons vegetable oil
1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper
1/2 teaspoon ground bhic
pepper
2 pounds shrimp, peeled an
deveined
1/2 cup vegetable oil
6 tablespoons chopped gr, r
onions
5 teaspoons clam juice, divide;
1/2 teaspoon tomato paste
Bring 6 cups water to a boil i-
a large kettle. Add the muslatii
greens and oil. Simmer on meo:'
um-high for 15 minutes, stirrinL
occasionally; drain.
Meanwhile, combine garti
powder, salt, cayenne pepper an:
pepper. Sprinkle over shrimp aW!
toss to coat evenly.
Heat oil in a large skillet. Adk
green onions and 1 teaspoon cloi)
juice. Add the seasoned shritn
and cook, stirring constant I\l
until pink and cooked thoroughly
In a saucepan, bring 3 cup
water, 4 teaspoons clam juice ; :
tomato paste to a boil. Red.n.:
the heat and simmer for 2 min-
utes. Add the mustard green
and the cooked shrimp; hwea
thoroughly.
Serves six.


N

Navy beans are the mai.
ingredient in this tasty dish.
Boonville Baked Beans
Maple syrup, savory bacon
and a touch of mustard flavo
these delicious baked beans.
They take some extra time, bui
very little effort and they'll make
your next football party or camp
ing trip extra special!
2 pounds dry navy beans
1/2 pound bacon, chopped
1 onion, peeled and diced
1 cup maple syrup
1/4 cup brown sugar
2 tablespoons dry mustard
2 teaspoons salt
1/2 teaspoon ground blacI'
pepper
2 cups boiling water
Soak beans overnight covered
in water.
Preheat oven to 250F.
Drain beans and add fresl,
water to cover. Simmer for 30
minutes; drain again.
In a skillet, cook bacon upt.il
just starting to crisp; drain o,
paper towel.
Line the bottom of a deep bak-
ing dish with half the bacon fol-
lowed by the onion; add beans.
Mix together maple syrup,
brown sugar, mustard, salt and
pepper. Add boiling water; pour
over beans, adding more water if'
necessary to cover. Top with
reserved bacon.
Bake, covered with a lid o01
aluminum foil, for 5 to 6 hours,
adding more boiling water it
needed.
Serves 16.


Next time we'll explore the
onion, the turnip, sweet corn and
zucchini.










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POLK COUNTY DEMOCRAT
#2005-0749
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.
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
PROPERTYY ID -NUMBER:
08-30-25-4105.00-
004040
Name, in which assessed:. ROD-
NEY CRAIG' MCCOY,.ETAL- C/O
iERBERT L MCCOY.JIR"
All of said property.being in the
County of Polk, State-of Flor-
ida. To redeem property, pay-
ment must. be made 'by Cashi-
ei 's Checko'r Money, Order. NO
PERSONAL CHECKS WILL. BE
ACCEPTED. Unless such certifi-
te sh3ll bp redeemed accord-
,., 13 i.,r. i.hr property de-
..rilt,,*1 in ;u.:h certificate or
:t^icates well be sold to the
-,gh'e^s bidder tfo CASH at the
-ol. Count, 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
wt-ich is the 1 3th day of Octo-
ber, 2005 tiegirring at 8:30,
/At.1. wirh hlnch recess at Noon,
until :o'rnmpletiorn, and,-if neces-
sary, c.nuirnue orn a day to 'lay
basis under the,.amne .'condi-
tions as the first sare,day, dur-
ing the regular hours' of the
Clerk's Office .jrili c:L.mpietior,.
IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE
AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES
ACT, PERSONS WITH DISABILI-
TIES NEEDING A SPECIAL AC-
COMMODATION TO, REVIEW
TAX DEED SALES SHOULD CON-
TACTi CLERK OF THE-'CIRCUIT
C,-iuFT. ATTN: TAX DEED DEPT,
.U. BROADWAY, BF4PTOW.
FLOFID 33830-9OO TELE-
F'H,..-tE i863'1i 534-4528 OR
534-4529. .
DATED this 9/1/20058 .'
RICHARD M. WEISS,.
CLERK OF .:IPCTilT COURT
POLK COINiIT'i. FLCORI.D .
By: MAP -Drr PETPC 'vICH
Sept. t, I1 -. c 2005-
2922 .




POLK COUNTY'DEMOCRAT
S I #2005-073'7-"
SALE DATE: 10/13/2005
.NOTICE OF APPLICATION
.FOR TAXi 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. OFP, ISSUANCE
5/29/1998'
DESCRIPTION ,OF, PROP-
ERTY:
S 165 FT OF N 3630 FT
OF E 330 FT OFF'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
JMAJZEL .
All of said property being in the
County of Polk, State ,of Flor-
ida. To redeerim 'pf'etty, pay-
ment must be made by Cashi-
er's Check or .Mone', Order NO
PERSONAL CHECKS WILL BE
ACCEPTED. Unless,such certifi-
cate shall be redeemed accord-
ing to law, the property de-
scr;bed in such certificate or
certificaresi will be sold to the
highest bidder for CASH at the
Polk Cou-,l .Courthouse, Main
Lobby, e-,act Iocattoo to be
posted in Main Lobb, or, date
of sale., on the second Thurs-
day in tl-e Mlonth 6f Octoer
which'js "he mh da> of Octo-
ber,, 20 teginn'ng at 8:30
A.M. with lunch recess at Noon,
until completibn;,Parid, 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,'BROApW(AY, 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, FLQRIDA
By: MARY ANN PETROVICH
Sept. 8, 15, 22, 29, 2005-
2928


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN
AND FOR POL-K 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-

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
Poll; County on or about Sep-
ternber 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 Broadwayy
Bartow, Florida 3'830
(863) 534-6294 :
Florida Bar #0553247 .
Sept. 22, 29,.2005-3094


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF Fax: 86)2'3-22,7
POLK COUNTY, FLORIDA Sept. 29, Oct. 6, 2005-3165
PROBATE DIVISION
IN RE: Estate of
WILLIAM R. ARTHOFER, IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
Deceased.,. 10TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN
.File No: AND FOR POLK COUNTY,
05CP-2128 FLORIDA
NOTICE OF ADMINISTRA- GENERAL JURISDICTION DIVI-
mION SION A
AND NOTICE TO CREDITORS DEUTSCHE BANK TRUST COM-
(Testate) PANY AMERICAS F/K/A BANK-
The administration of Ihe estate ERS TRUST COMPANY AS
or WILLIAM R. ARTHOFER. de- TRUSTEE.
ceased, whose date of death was PLAINTIFF,
Augusl 4. 2005. File Number Q05 VS.
CP-2128 is pending in the Circuit MALCOLM CURRIE, ET AL.,
Court for Polk County, Florida. DEFENDANT(S).
Probate Division, the address of CASE NO:
which is Post Ollice Box 9000. 05-CA-3300-SEC. 07
Drawer CC-4, Bartow, Florida NOTICE OF ACTION
33830 Tne estate is estate and CONSTRUCTIVE SERVICE
ine dale ol the Will and any,Codi-' TO: MALCOLM CURRIE AND
eis are July 25, 1986 The names MEIRA CURRIE
and addresses'of the personal whose residence is unknown if
representative and the personal he/she/they be living; and if
representative's attorney are set he/she/they be dead, the unknown
forth below; defendants who may be spouses,
All interested personsOn whom heirs, devisees, grantees, assign-
Sa copy of this Notice 01 Admin- ees, lienors, creditors, trustees,
Istrat.on is served must file any ob- and all parties claiming an interest
jeclions that challenge the validity.,, by, through, under or against'the
ol the will, Ihe qualifications of thea, Defendants, who are not known to
personal representative, venue, or ." be dead or alive, and all parties
jurisdiction of this Court, by'filiig a having or claiming to have any
petition or other pleading request- right, title or interest in the prop-
ing relief with this Court, In accor- erty described in the mortgage be-

dance with the Florid- Probate Ing foreclosed herein.
Rules, WITHIN THREE MONTHS YOU ARE HEREBY NOTIFIED that
AFTER THE DATE OF THE an action to foreclose a mort-
SERVICE OF A COPY OF THIS gage and enforce a lost note
NOTICE ON THEM. and/or mortgage on the follow-
All creditors of -the decedent ing property:
and other persons having claims LOT. 95, HAMPTON ES-
or demands against decedent's TATES PHASE 1, VIL-
eslale including unmatured. con- LAGES 1-B AND ,2-B,
Slngent or unliquidated claims, on ACCORDING TO .THE
whom a copy ol this notice is PLAT THEREOF, AS
served must file their claims wilh RECORDED IN PLAT
this Court WITHIN THE LATER BOOK 109, PAGES 18
OF 3 MONTHS AFTER THE THROUGH 21, PUBLIC
DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICA-; ,RECORDS OF POLK
TION OF THIS NOTICE OR 30 COUNTY, FLORIDA.
DAYS AFTER THE DATE OF' has been filed against the cor-
SERVICE OF A COPY OF THIS portion and the corporation is
NOTICE ON THEM. required to serve a copy of
All other creditors of the dece- your written defenses, if any,
dent and other persons having to it on DAVID J. STERN, ESQ.
claims or demands against the de- Plaintiff's attorney, whose ad-
cedent's estate, including unma- dress is 801 S University Drive,
lurea. conilngrnt and unliquidated #500, Plantation, FL 33324 onr
claims, must file their claims wlih or before October 31. 20,15
this court WITHIN 3 MONTHS AF- ;(no later than 30 days from
TER THE DATE OF THE FIRST 'the date of the first publication
PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE. of this notice of action) and file
ALL CLAIMS NOT SO FILED the original with the clerk of
WILL BE FOREVER BARRED this court either before service
NOTWITHSTANDING THE on Plaintiff's attorney or imme-
TIME PERIODS SET FORTH diately thereafter; otherwise a
ABOVE, ANY CLAIM FILED TWO default will be entered against
(2) YEARS OR MORE AFTER you for the relief demanded in
THE DECEDENT'S DATE OF the complaint or petition filed
DEATH IS BARRED. herein.
The date of'VJie first publication WITNESS my hand and the seal
of this Notice I September 22. of this Court at POLK County,
2; .25. Florida, this 23rd day of Sep-=
Personal Represenlative tember, 2005.
MARIANNE DIEHL RICHARD.M. WEISS
8013 Ridge Pointe Drive, West CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT
Lakeland, Florida 33810 BY: /s/ Tamika Joiner
Attorney for Personal Representa- DEPUTY CLERK
ive: (Seal)
Samuel G. Crosby, Esquire ATTORNEY FOR PLAINTIFF:
.Florida Bar No; 218006 LAW OFFICES OF DAVID J.
Miller, Crosby & Miller, P.A. STERN ,
'Post Office Box 8169 801 S. UNIVERSITY DRIVE.
,Lakeland, Florida 33802-8169 SUITE 500
(863) 688-7030 PLANTATION, FL 33324
,'Sept. 22, 29, 2005-3111 Sept. 29, Oct. 6, 2005-3161


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN
AND FOR POLK COUNTY,
FLORIDA
PROBATE DIVISION
IN RE: ESTATE OF
ROSIE ROLX,
Deceased.
FILE NO.
04-CP-1556
NOTICE OF ADMINISTRA-
TION
AND NOTICE TO CREDITORS
(Intestate)
The administration of the estate
of ROSIE ROUX, deceased, File
Number 04-CP-1556, is pending In
the Circuit court for Polk County,
Florida, Probate Division, the ad-
dress of which is Post Office Box
9000, Drawer CC-4, Bartow, FL
33831-9000. The names and ad-
dresses of the Co-Personal Rep-
resentatives and the Co-Personal
Representatives' attorney, are set
forth below. The Estate is Intes-
tate. ALL INTERESTED PER-
SONS ARE NOTIFIED THAT:
All persons on whom this No-
tice is served who have objections
to the qualifications of the Per-
sonal Representative, venue, or
jurisdiction of this Court are re-
quired to file their objections 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 creditors of the decedent
and other persons having claims
or demands against decedent's
estate on whom a copy of this no-
tice is served must file their claims
with this Court WITHIN THE
LATER OF THREE MONTHS AF-
TER THE DATE OF THE FIRST
PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE
OR THIRTY DAYS AFTER THE
DATE OF SERVICE OF A COPY
OF THIS NOTICE ON THEM.
All other creditors of the dece-
dent and persons having claims or
demands against the decedent's
estate must file their claims with
this court WITHIN THREE
MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF
THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF
THIS NOTICE.
ALL CLAIMS, DEMANDS AND
OBJECTIONS NOT SO FILED
WILL BE FOREVER BARRED.
The date of the first publication
of this .Notice is September 29,
2005.
STACY PERKINS
1601 Blossom Circle Eal '
Lakeland, FL 33805
CEDRIC E. LEWIS, ESQ.
332 Third Street N.W.
Winter Haven, FL 33881
Fla. Bar No. 0452084
Phone: (863) 223-2278
;:.v-. mffrq\ 09q.0970


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 [ IUSI, et
al.,
DEFENDANTS.
CASE NO.
53-2002-CA-004619-0000LK
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 i! 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-21212
NOTICE TO CREDITORS
The administration of the es-
tate of THOMAS J. BOIS-
VERT, deceased, whose date
of death was July 3rd.
Z005Q and whose Social-Secu-
rity Number is 034-1 2-61 48, 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
o; pr r .-alr prel, r ler#anu e and rhe
personal representative's at.tor-.,
neyare'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. I
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 :
1981ST 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
WACHOV1A 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
SALE
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN


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 14th 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 fldbr,
of the Polk County Courthouse lo-
cated at 255 North Broadway Ave-
nue, Bartow, Florida. Please note
that the main entrance is located
on Church Street. No entry is pos-
sible from Broadway Avenue. In
the event any temporary change is
necessary, the Clerk will post a "
Notice of Change" at the sale loca-
tion directing the bidders to the
temporary sale location.
If you are a person with a dis-
ability who needs any accom-
modation in order to partici-
pate in this proceeding, you are
entitled, at no cost to you, to
the provision of certain assis-
tance. Please contact the Of-
fice of the Court Administrator,
(863) 534-4690, within two
(2) working days of your re-
ceipt of this' notice; if you are
hearing or voice impaired, call
(TDD) (863) 534-77,77, or
Florida Relay Service 711.
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 141h 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
.:.]tUI .,.uf.:r i r, e r. ._:Ir, e ;] .ar,,
", : 1 r..j.J' ,; h, r 3 :r. ril- I ,-i,,Ih '.',-,.g .
described propehy situate 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',16"
East, 333.386 feet,
thence South 89 de-
grees 22'11" East,
139,34 feet, thence
North 00 degrees
23'1 6" 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.
If you are a person with a dis-
ability who needs any accom-


If you are a person with disabilities
who needs any accommodation in
order to participate in this pro-
ceeding, you are entitled at no
cost to you, to the provision of
certain assistance. Please contact
the Office of the Court Administra-
tor, (863) 534-4690, within two (2)
working days of your receipt of this
notice; if you are hearing or voice
impaired, call TDD (863) 534-7777
or Florida Relay Services 711.
WITNESS my hard and the
seal of this Court on Septem-
ber 6, 2005.
RICHARD M. WEISS
As Clerk of said Court
By: /s/ Tamika Joiner
As Deputy Clerk
(COURT SEAL)
Sept. 8, 15, 22, 29, 2005-2962


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,
VIN#
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





IN THE CIRCUIT COURT POLK
COUNTY, FLORIDA
IN RE: The Adoption of:
JESSICA LYNN WORLEY
by
LELAND EARL WORLEY
CASE NO: 05DR-8889
NOTICE OF ACTION
TO: Danny Nesmith
Address Unknown
-YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an
action for Adoption has been filed
against you, and you are required
to serve a copy of your written de-
fenses, if any, to it on Ira A. Sere-
brin, Esq. plaintiff's attorney,
whpse address is 2109 South
Combee Road, Lakeland, FL
33801, on or before November 7,
2005; and file the original with the
clerk of this court, either before
service on petitioner's attorney, or
immediately thereafter; otherwise
a default will be entered against
you for the relief demanded in the
complaint or petition.
DATED on September 26,
2005.
As Clerk of said Court
By: /s/ Lori Armijo
As Deputy Clerk
(Court Seal)
Sept. 29, Oct. 6, 13, 20, 2005-
3166




IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN
AND FOR POLK COUNTY,
FLORIDA
GEORGE MOOTOSAMMY,
Plaintiff,
vs.
PHILA M. KANE, WEKIVA,
INC., a/k/a WEKIVA,
INC., BUILDER/DEVEL-
OPER, a Florida corpora-
tion, OXFORD FIRST
CORP., a Pennsylvania
corporation, LYDIA HER-
NANDEZ APONTE, OX-
FORD FINANCIAL SERV-
ICES, INC., a Pennsylva-
nia corporation, FELIX
W. MIR and IRENE E. MIR,
PROFILE FLORIDA (UK)
LTD., INC., a .United
Kingdom corporation
authorized to do busi-
ness in Florida, NOR-
BERTO SANTOS FREITAS
VIERA and MARIA GILDA
SILVA DE VIERA, ERNEST
KEITH DAVIS and KEITH
E. DAVIS, WALTER WARD
and HATTIE WARD, CANH
OAI TRUONG a/k/a KENT
TRUONG, JOSEPH I.
ROMEIRO, SR., and
FLORA M. ROMEIRO and
CHRISTOPHER S. HUNT,
and the several and respective
unknown assigns, successors in.
interest, trustees or any other
person claiming by, through,
under or against any defen-
dants or other legal entity
named as a defendant; and all
claimants, persons or parties,
natural or corporate, or whose
exact legal status is unknown,
claiming under any of the
above named or described de-
fendants or parties or claiming
to have any right, title, or inter-
est in and to .the lands hereaf-
ter described,.
Defendants.
CASE NO:
53-2005CA-001937-0000
NOTICE OF ACTION
TO: CHRISTOPHER S. HUNT
YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an
action to Foreclose a Mortgage on
the following property in Polk
County, Florida:
Lot 42, Block 2, IN-
DIAN LAKE ESTATES
UNIT NO. 11, accord-
ing to the map or
plat thereof as re-
corded in Plat Book
40, at Page 15, of
the Public Records of
Polk County, Florida.
has been filed against you and
you are required to serve a
copy of your written defenses,
if any, to it on ALBERT C. GAL-
LOWAY, JR., ALBERT C. GAL-
LOWAY, JR., P.A., whose ad-
dress is Post Office Box 3339,
Lake Wales, Florida 33859-
3339. within thirty (30) days
after the first publication of
this notice, and file the original
with the clerk of this court ei-
ther before service on plain-
tiff's attorney or immediately
thereafter; otherwise a default
will be entered against you for
the relief demanded in the
complaint or petition.


with the clerk of the court and
serve a copy within thirty 30
days after the first publication
on or before October 31. 2005
of this notice on Plaintiff's at-
torney, William M. Golson &
Associates, 1230 South Myrtle
Avenue, Suite 105, Clearwa-
ter, FL 33756-3455, otherwise
a default will be entered
against you for the relief de-
manded in the complaint or
petition.
WITNESS my'hand and the
seal of this Court on this 23rd day
of September 2005
Clerk of the Court
by /s/ Tamika Joiner
As Deputy Clerk
(SEAL)
Sept. 29, Oct. 6, 2005-3167


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF
THE STATE OF FLORIDA, IN
AND FOR POLK COUNTY,
FLORIDA
GENERAL CIVIL DIVISION
BENEFICIAL FLORIDA, INC.,
Plaintiff
v.
KRISTOPHER J. BEBOUT A/K/A
KRISTOPHER BEBOUT; UN-
KNOWN SPOUSE OF KRISTO-
PHER J. BEBOUT A/K/A KRISTO-
PHER BEBOUT; and UNKNOWN
OCCUPANTS, TENANTS, OWN-
ERS, AND OTHER UNKNOWN
PARTIES, including, if a named
defendant is deceased, the per-
sonal representatives, the surviv-
ing spouse, heirs, devisees, grant-
ees, creditors, and all other parties
claiming by, through, under or
against that defendant,, and the
several and respective unknown
assigns, successors in interest,
trustees or other persons claiming
by, through, under or against any
corporation or other legal entity
named as a defendant, and all
claimants, persons or parties,
natural or corporate, or whose ex-
act legal status is unknown, claim-
ing under any of.the above named
or described defendants,
Defendantss.
CASE NO.:
53-2005-CA-2389
Division: 11 /
NOTICE OF SALE
Notice is hereby given that, pur-
suant to the Order or Final Judg-
ment entered this cause, in the
Circuit'Court of Polk County, Flor-
ida, I will sell the property situated!
in Polk County, Florida, described
as:
LOT 1, BLOCK AA, REVISED
MAP OF DIXIELAND, AC-
CORDING TO THE MAP OR
PLAT THEREOF RECORDED
IN PLAT BOOK 1, PAGE 67,
.PUBLIC RECORDS OF POLK
COUNTY, FLORIDA.
at public sale, to the highest
and best bidder, for cash, at
the east end of the east corri-
dor, of the Polk County Court-
house, 255 North Broadway,
Bartow, Florida 33830.at 9:00
A.M. on 19th 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 disabilities
who needs any accommodation in
order to participate in this pro-
ceeding,. you are entitled at no
cost to you, to the provision of cer-
tain assistance. Please contact the
Office of the Court Administrator,
(863) 534-4690, within two (2)
working days of your receipt of this
notice; if you are hearing or voice
impaired, call TDD (863) 534-7777
or Florida Relay Services 711.
DATED this 16th day of Septem-
ber, 2005.
RICHARD M. WEISS
Clerk of the Circuit Court
By: /s/ Felicia Borders
Deputy Clerk '
(Court Seal)
I HEREBY CERTIFY that a copy
of the foregoing has been mailed'
to Enrico G. Gonzalez, Esquire,
6255 East Fowler Avenue, Temple
Terrace, Florida 33617; and Kris-
topher J. Bebout a/k/a Kristopher
Bebout. 39 Lake Hunter Drive,
Lakeland, Florida 33803 this 16th
day of September, 2005.
Sept. 29, Oct. 6, 2005-3154




I N THE CIRCUIT COURT OF
THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT
IN AND FOR POLK COUNTY,
FLORIDA CIVIL ACTION
ARGENT MORTGAGE COMPANY,
L.L.C.,
Plaintiff
vs.
ANTONIO D. NEAL, et al.
Defendant(s)
CASE NO.:
2005-CA-003322 WH SEC 04
NOTICE OF ACTION
TO: UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF
GWENDOLYN L. WARD, AND, IF
A NAMED DEFENDANT IS DE-
CEASED, THE SURVIVING
SPOUSE, HEIRS, DEVISEES,
GRANTEES, CREDITORS, AND
ALL OTHER PARTIES CLAIMING
BY, THROUGH, UNDER OR'
AGAINST THAT DEFENDANT,
AND THE SEVERAL AND RE-
SPECTIVE UNKNOWN AS-
SIGNS, SUCCESSORS IN IN-
TEREST, TRUSTEES OR OTHER
PERSONS CLAIMING BY,
THROUGH, UNDER OR
AGAINST ANY CORPORATION
OR OTHER LEGAL ENTITY
NAMED AS A DEFENDANT, AND
ALL CLAIMANTS, PERSONS OR
PARTIES, NATURAL OR COR-
PORATE, OR WHOSE EXACT
LEGAL STATUS IS UNKNOWN,
CLAIMING UNDER ANY OF THE
ABOVE NAMED OR DESCRIBED
DEFENDANTS
LAST KNOWN RESIDENCE IS:
UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF GWEN-
DOLYN L. WARD
ADDRESS UNKNOWN
PRESENT RESIDENCE IS: UN-
KNOWN
YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an
action to foreclose a mortgage on
the following property in POLK
County, Florida:
The East 135 feet of the South
100 feet of the North 325 feet
of the NW 1/4 of the SE 1/4 of
Section 14, Township 28
South, Range 25 East, Polk
County Florida, Less and Ex-
cept the East 15 feet thereof
for road.
has been filed against you.
You are required to serve a
copy of your written defenses


33830, Phone (863) 534-
4488 not later than seven days
prior to such proceeding.
WITNESS my hand and the
seal of this Court .this 15thb 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


Robert's Towing
1015 Combee Rd #25
Lakeland, FL 33801
863-529-2455
Auction on October 31, 2005 at
7:30 A.M.
1995 Ford 4Door Silver
VIN# 1FALP52U4SA297332
Sept. 29, 2005-3159


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN
AND FOR POLK COUNTY,
FLORIDA
WACHOVIA BANK, N.A., AS IN-
DENTURE TRUSTEE (BAY-
VIEW),
PLAINTIFF,
VS.
TRACY RENEE FUQUA; UN-
KNOWN SPOUSE OF TRACY
RENEE FUQUA; UNKNOWN
TENANTS) IN POSSESSION #1,
AND #2, etali.,
DEFENDANTSS.
CASE NO:
53-2004CA-004225-0000
SECTION 11
RE-NOTICE OF FORECLO-
SURE SALE
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN
that pursuant to an Order Re-
scheduling Foreclosure Sale dated
September 13, 2005, entered in
Civil Case No. 53-2004-CA-
004225-0000 (11) of the Circuit
Court of the Tenth Judicial Circuit
in and for Polk County, Florida,
wherein the WACHOVIA BANK,
N.A., AS INDENTURE TRUSTEE
(BAYVIEW), Plaintiff, and TRACY
RENEE FUQUA; UNKNOWN
SPOUSE OF TRACY RENEE FU-
QUA; UNKNOWN TENANTS) IN
POSSESSION #1, AND #2, et al.,
are Defendants.
I will sell to the highest and best
bidder for cash in the Polk County
Courthouse, 255 North Broadway,
Bartow, FL 33831, at 9:00 A.M. on
the 17th day of October, 2005, the
following described property Polk
County, Florida:
THE WEST 1/2 OF THE FOL-
LOWING DESCRIPTION: BE-
GIN 25.00 FEET WEST OF
THE NORTHEAST CORNER
OF THE W 1/2 OF THE SE
1/4 OF THE SE 1/4 OF SEC-
TION 10, TOWNSHIP 29
SOUTH, RANGE 25 EAST,
POLK COUNTY, FLORIDA,
RUN WEST 205.00; THENCE
SOUTH 130.00 FEET;
THENCE EAST 205.00 FEET;
THENCE NORTH 130.00
FEET TO THE POINT OF BE-
GINNING.
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) (86.3) 534-7777, or
Florida Relay Service 711.
WITNESS my hand and the
seal of the court on September 15,
2005.
RICHARD M. WEISS
CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT
COURT
By: /s/Felicia Borders :
Deputy Clerk
(COURT SEAL)
Sept. 29, Oct. 6, 2005-3158

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-
SECO8
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 Foreclospre 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-
torney or immediately thereafter;
otherwise a default will be en-
tered against you for the relief
demanded in the complaint.
In accordance with the Ameri-
cans with Disabilities Act,. per-
sons with disabilities needing a
special accommodation to par-
ticipate in this proceeding
should contact the Clerk of the
Circuit Court at the Polk County
Courthouse, First Floor, 255
North Broadway, Bartow, FL


that THE SCHOOL BOARD OF
POLK COUNTY, FLORIDA has
settled a lawsuit filed in the Circuit
Court of Tenth Judicial Circuit, in
and for Polk County, Florida, by
Joshua Peck, which is in the na-
ture of a claim. This claim was set-
tled for an amount exceeding
$5,000.00, which proceeds were
paid by the Florida School Boards
Insurance Trust on behalf of the
Polk County School Board.
Dated: September 27, 2005
THE SCHOOL BOARD OF
POLK COUNTY, FLORIDA
By: Kay Fields,
Board Chair
Attest: Gail F. McKinzie,
Secretary
(Seal)
Sept. 29, 2005-3174


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT
OF THE 10th JUDICIAL
CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR
POLK COUNTY, FLORIDA
GENERAL JURISDICTION
DIVISION
ABN AMRO 'MORTGAGE
GROUP, INC.,
PLAINTIFF
VS.
JOYCE L. CLINE, 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 JOYCE L. CLINE; UN-,
KNOWN SPOUSE OF JOYCE L.
CLINE, IF ANY; CITIBANK (
SOUTH DAKOTA) NATIONAL
ASSOCIATION; MIDFLORIDA
FEDERAL CREDIT UNION; JOHN
DOE AND JANE DOE AS UN-
KNOWN TENANTS IN POSSES-
SION
DEFENDANTS)
CASE NO:
05-CA-1920
NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE
SALE
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN
pursuant to a Summary Final
Judgment of Foreclosure dated
September 13 2005 entered in
Civil Case No. 05-CA-1920 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 17th day
of October, 2005 the following de-
scribed property as set forth in
said Summary Final Judgment, to-
wit:
LOT 24, BLOCK 23,
SHORE ACRES SUBDI-
VISION, ACCORDING
TO THE PLAT
THEREOF RECORDED
IN PLAT BOOK 7,
PAGE 15, OF THE PUB-
LIC RECORDS OF POLK
COUNTY, FLORIDA.
All sales are to be held at the
east end of the east corridor,
first floor, of the Polk County
Courthouse 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 15th day of Septem-
ber, 2005.
RICHARD M. WEISS
Clerk of the Circuit Court
By: /s/ Felicia. Borders
Deputy Clerk
(CIRCUIT COURT SEAL)
Sept. 29, Oct. 6, 2005-3155


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
($1,215.00) 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

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 28, 2005 at 8:30 a.m.
in regards to vehicles:
93 Mercury
VIN# 4M2DV11W1PDK02578
Sept. 29, 2005-3164

Notice of Disciplinary Action Board
Meeting
The Municipal Disciplinary Action
Board of Polk County meeting has
been scheduled for Tuesday, Sep-
tember 27, 2005 at 6:00 Pm in the
commission room of the Auburn-
dale City Hall located at 1 Bobby
Green Plaza, Auburndale, FL. If a
person decides to appeal any de-
cision made by the Board, with re-
spect to any matter considered at
such meeting or hearing he will
need a record of the proceedings
and that for such purpose, he or
she may need to ensure that a
verbatim record include the testi-
mony and evidence upon which
the appeal is based.
Deborah Broadwick, Disciplinary
Action Secretary
Sept. 29, 2005-3175

PUBLIC NOTICE
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN









September 29, 2005 The Polk County Democrat 5B


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR
POLK COUNTY, FLORIDA PRO-
BATE DIVISION
IN RE: ESTATE OF
MARIE M. WHITNEY,
Deceased.
File No.
05CP-2181
NOTICE TO CREDITORS
The administration of the estate
of MARIE M. WHITNEY, de-
ceased, whose date of death was
September 5, 2005, is pending in
the Circuit Court for Polk County,
Florida, Probate Division, the ad-
dress of which is Drawer P. 0.
Box 9000, CC-4, Bartow, FL
33831. The names and addresses
of the personal representative and
the personal representative's at-
tomey are set forth below.
All creditors of the decedent
and other persons having claims
or demands against decedent's
estate, including unmatured, con-
tingent or unliquidated claims, on
whom a copy of this notice must
file their claims with this Court
WITHIN THE LATER OF 3
MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF
THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF
THIS NOTICE OR 30 DAYS AF-
TER THE DATE OF SERVICE OF
A COPY OF THIS NOTICE ON
THEM.
All other creditors of the dece-
dent and other persons having
claims or demands against the de-
cedent's estate, including unma-
tured, contingent or unliquidated
claims, must file their claims with
this court WITHIN 3 MONTHS AF-
TER THE DATE OF THE FIRST
PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE.
ALL CLAIMS NOT SO FILED
WILL BE FOREVER BARRED.
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 29, 2005.,
Personal Representative
JANE M. WHITNEY
2208 21st Street N.W.
Winter Haven, FL 33881
STANLEY WINES BENNETT &
HELMS, P.A.
Attorney for Personal Representa-
tive:
BY: BARRY W. BENNETT
Florida Bar No. 0190721
P.O. BOX 860
Winter Haven, FL 33882-0860
863/299-1263 ,
Sept. 29, Oct. 6, 2005-3172


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR
POLK COUNTY, FLORIDA
PROBATE DIVISION
IN RE: ESTATE OF
Ida Jolly
deceased.
Case Number:
05CP-2143
NOTICE TO CREDITORS
The administration of the estate
of Ida Jolly, deceased, Case
Number 05CP-2143, is pending in.
the Circuit Court for Polk County,
Florida, Probate Division, the ad-
dress of which is Richard M.
Weiss, Clerk of the Court, Post Of-
fice Box 9000, Drawer CC-4, Bar-
tow, 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 on whom a copy of
this notice has been served must
file their claims with this Court
WITHIN THE LATER OF 3
MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF
THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF
THIS NOTICE OR 30 DAYS AF-
TER THE DATE OF SERVICE OF
A COPY OF THIS NOTICE ON
THEM.
All other creditors of the dece-
dent and other persons who have
claims or demands against the de-
cedent's estate, must file their
-claims with this court WITHIN 3
MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF
THE .FIRST PUBLICATION OF
THIS NOTICE.
ALL CLAIMS NOT SO FILED
WILL BE FOREVER BARRED.
The date of first publication
of this notice is September 29,
2005.
George Jolly, Personal Repre-
sentative
MICHAEL H. WILLISON, P.A.
Michael H. Willison, Esquire
2033 E. Edgewood Drive, Suite 1
Lakeland, Florida 33803
(863) 668-8715
Florida Bar No. 382787
Attorney for Personal Representa-
tive
Sept. 29, Oct. 6, 2005-3177



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IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR
POLK COUNTY, FLORIDA
PROBATE DIVISION
IN RE: ESTATE OF
BETTY JANE ERICKSON,
Deceased.
File No.
05-CP-2151
Division Probate
NOTICE TO CREDITORS
The administration of the es-
tate of BETTY JANE ER-
ICKSON deceased, whose
date of death was August
01st, 2005, and whose So-
cial Security Number is 398-
24-2433, 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-
.000. The names and addresses
of the personal representative and
the personal representative's at-
torney are set forth below.
All creditors of the decedent
and other persons having claims
or demands against decedent's
estate on whom a copy of this no-
tice has been served must.file
their claims with this court WITHIN
THE LATER OF 3 MONTHS AF-
TER THE DATE OF THE FIRST
PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE
OR 30 DAYS AFTER THE DATE
OF SERVICE OF A COPY OF
THIS NOTICE ON THEM.
All other creditors of the dece-
dent and other persons having
claims or demands against dece-
dent's estate must file their claims
with this court WITHIN 3 MONTHS
AFTER THE DATE OF THE
FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS
NOTICE.
ALL CLAIMS NOT SO FILED
WILL BE FOREVER BARRED.
NOTWITHSTANDING THE
TIME PERIODS SET FORTH
ABOVE, ANY CLAIM FILED TWO
(2) YEARS OR MORE AFTER
THE DECEDENT'S DATE OF
DEATH IS BARRED.
The date of first publication of
this notice is September 29 2005.
Personal Representative:
Stephen H. Erickson
4966 Dunbar Court
Gladwin, MI 48624
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. 29, Oct. 6, 2005-3170

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR
POLK COUNTY, FLORIDA
PROBATE DIVISION
IN RE: ESTATE OF
HENRY M. RIDENOUR
Deceased.
File No.:
05CP-2175
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 HENRY M. -RIDE-
NOUR, deceased, File Number
05CP-2175; 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
decedent's date of death was
July 28, 2005; that the total
value of the estate is
$41,881.23 arid that the
names and addresses of those
to whom it has been assigned
by such order are:
Gilbert Goff
520 Springer Road
Freedom, PA 15042-2173
ALL INTERESTED PERSONS
ARE NOTIFIED THAT:
All creditors of the estate of
the decedent and persons hav-
ing claims or demands against
the estate of the decedent
other than those for whom pro-
vision for full payment was
made in the Order of Summary
Administration must file their
claim's 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 29,
2005.
Sept. 29, Oct. 6, 2005-3162 .

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 18,
2005. The law enforcement
agency holding the property is
the Lakeland Police Depart-
ment. A petition seeking forfei-
ture of the property will be
filed in the Circuit Court for
Polk County, Florida.
CHARLES E. JACOBSON, Ill,
ESQ.
219 North Massachusetts Ave.
Lakeland, Florida 33801
(863) 834-6994
Florida Bar No. 181424
ATTORNEY FOR CITY OF LAKE-
LAND
Sept. 22, 29, 2005-3114


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT
FOR POLK COUNTY,
FLORIDA
PROBATE DIVISION
IN RE: ESTATE OF
JAMES LEE BARTON,
Deceased.
File No.
05CP-2069
Division: Probate
NOTICE TO CREDITORS
The administration of the, es-
tate of JAMES LEE BAR-
TON, deceased, whose date of
death was August 29, 2005,
and whose Social Security Num-
ber.is 418-46-9376, 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 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 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 29,
2005.
Personal Representative:
Barbara Clifton
8644 Country Club
Road
Lanett, Alabama
36863
Attorney for Personal Repre-
sentative:
GLENN T. SHELBY
Attorney for Barbara
Clifton
Florida Bar No. 285269
Shelby, Medina &
Stargel, LLP
902 S. Florida Avenue,
Suite 101
Lakeland, Florida 33803
Telephone: (863) 577-
4000
'Sept. 29, Oct. 6, 2005-3178

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR
POLK COUNTY, FLORIDA Pro-
bate Division
IN RE: ESTATE OF
ALMA ALTA BREED,
Deceased,
SSN: 456-12-0913
Deceased.
File Number
05CP-2100
NOTICE TO CREDITORS
The administration of the estate
of ALMA ALTA BREED, de-
ceased, whose date of death was
December 19, 2004, and whose
Social Security Number is 456-12-
0913, is pending in the Circuit
Court for Polk County, Florida,
Probate Division, the address of
which is Polk County Courthouse,
255 N. Broadway, P.O. Box 9000,
Drawer No. CC-4, Bartow, Flor-
Ida 33831-9000. The names and
addresses of the personal repre-
sentative and the personal repre-
sentative's attorney are set forth
below.
All creditors of the decedent
and other persons having claims
or demands against decedent's
estate on whom a copy of this no-
tice 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 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 AF-
TER THE DECEDENT'S DATE
OF DEATH IS BARRED.
The date of the first publication
of this Notice is September 29,
2005.
Personal Representatives
Dennis Griffis
7854 Moss Pointe Trail W.
Jacksonville, FL 32244
Attorney for Personal Representa-
tives
Michael A. Johnson
Florida Bar No.: 0474258
P. 0. Box 1397
Lakeland, Florida 33802-1397
Telephone (863) 688-0741
Fax#: (863) 688-0472
Sept. 29, Oct. 6, 2005-3163


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Procedures.
ALL CLAIMS AND DE-
MANDS NOT SO FILED
WILL BE FOREVER
BARRED.
DATE OF FIRST PUBLICA-
TION OF NOTICE: September
29,2005
Personal Representative:
Joel H. .Towry
2338 Eastmeadows Court
Lakeland, Florida 3381 3
Stephen C. Patrinostro
STEVE PATRINOSTRO, P.A.
P.O. Box 2804 / 2011 A South
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Lakeland, Florida 33806-2804
FBN: 0139939
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Sept. 29, Oct. 6, 2005-3171


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 12th DAY OF Sep-
tember, 2005.
RICHARD M. WEISS
CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT
By /s/ Yvette Johnson
Deputy Clerk
(Seal)
Sept. 29, Oct. 6. 2005-31.52


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT IN AND
FOR POLK COUNTY, FLORIDA
MORTGAGE ELECTRONIC REG-
ISTRATION SYSTEMS, INC., AS
NOMINEE FOR HOMECOMINGS
FINANCIAL NETWORK,
Plaintiff,
vs.
GEORGE G. REYNOLDS, A/K/A
GEORGE GREGORY REY-
NOLDS; STEPHANIE LOUISE
REYNOLDS; UNKNOWN TEN-
ANT I; UNKNOWN TENANT II;
and any unknown heirs, devisees,
grantees, creditors, and other un-
known persons or unknown
spouses claiming by, through and
under any. of the above named
Defendants,
Defendants.
CASE NO.:
53-2005-CA-2378-WH-11
NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE
SALE
NOTICE is hereby 'given that
the undersigned Clerk of the Cir-
cuit Court of Polk County, Florida,
will on the 19th 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 28, of unrecorded
Maplecrest: Unit II. an
unrecorded subdivi-
sion, described as fol-
lows: Commence at
the SW corner of Lot
40 of LAKE GIBSON
POULTRY FARMS,
INC., UNIT NO. 2, as
recorded in Plat Book
26 Page 25A, Public
Records of Polk
County, Florida; and
run thence Easterly
along the South'
boundary thereof,
105 feet to the point
of beginning; thence
Northeasterly along
said South boundary,
35.8 feet to the be-
ginning of a curve to
the left having a ra-
dius of 402.7 feet
and a central angle of
5'58'33", run thence
Northeasterly along
said curve an arc dis-
tance of 42 feet;
thence Northwesterly
along a line radial to
said curve 120 feet;
thence Southwesterly
along a curve to the
right concentric with
the aforementioned
curve, 29.49 feet,
said curve having a
radius of 282.7 feet
and a central angle of
5'58'33", run thence
Southwesterly paral-
lel to said South
boundary of Lot 40,
29.24 feet, thence
Southerly, parallel to
the West boundary of
Lot 40, 120 feet to
the point of begin-
ning.
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.
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 1-EIt day
of September, 2005.
Richard Weiss
CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT
COURT
BY: /s/ Felicia Borders
Deputy Clerk
(Court Seal)
Sept. 29, Oct. 6, 2005-3153

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR
POLK COUNTY, FLORIDA PRO-
BATE DIVISION
IN RE: ESTATE OF
DESSIE DEAN TOWRY,
Deceased.
FILE NO.:
05CP-2200
NOTICE TO CREDITORS
testatee Florida .Resident- Sin-
gle.Personal Representative)
TO ALL PERSONS HAVING
CLAIMS OR DEMANDS
AGAINST THE ABOVE ESTATE
The administration of the estate.
of DESSIE DEAN TOWRY, de-
ceased, File Number 05CP-2200,
is pending in the Circuit Court for
Polk County, Florida, Probate Divi-
sion, the address which is P.O.
Box 9000, Bartow, FL 33831. The
names and addresses of the per-
sonal representative and the per-
sonal representative's attorney are
set forth below.
All persons must file with
the clerk of said court WITHIN
THREE (3) MONTHS AF-
TER THE DATE OF THE
FIRST PUBLICATION OF
THIS NOTICE all claims
against the estate in the form
and manner prescribed by Sec-
tion 733.702 and/or Section
733.710, Florida Statutes and
Rule 5.490 of the Florida Rules


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT.OF THE
TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN
AND FOR POLK COUNTY,
FLORIDA
PROBATE DIVISION
IN RE: THE ESTATE OF
WILLIAM E. BROGDON
Deceased
CC-4867
CASE NUMBER
05CP-2203
NOTICE TO CREDITORS
The administration of the estate
of William E. Brogdon, deceased,
whose date of death was August
9, 2005, File Number 05CP-2203,
is pending in the Circuit Court for.
Polk County, Florida, Probate Divi-
sion, the address of which is P.,,.
Box 9000 Drawer CC-4, Bartow,
Florida 33831-9000. The names
and addresses of the personal
representative and the personal
representative's attorney are set
forth below.
All 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 th&ir claims
with this court WITHIN THE
LATER OF 3 MONTHS AFTER
THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUB-
LICATION OF THIS NOTICE OR
30 DAYS AFTER THE DATE OF
SERVICE OF A COPY ON THEM.
All other creditors of the dece-
dent and other persons having
claims or demands against dece-
dent's estate, on whom a copy of
this notice is served must file their
claims with this court WITHIN 3
MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF
THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF
THIS NOTICE.
ALL CLAIMS AND OBJEC-
TIONS NOT SO FILED WILL BE
FOREVER BARRED.
NOTWITHSTANDING THE
TIME PERIOD SET FORTH
ABOVE, ANY CLAIM FILED TWO
(2) YEARS OR MORE AFTER
THE DECEDENT'S DATE OF
DEATH IS BARRED.
The date of the first publica-
tion of this Notice is Septem
ber 29. 2005.
Personal Representative:
Eva Duke
1223 Pasteur Road
Bartow, FL 33830
Attorney for Personal Representa-
tive:
GERALDYNE H. CARLTON
CARLTON & CARLTON, P.A.
2310 Lakeland Hills Boulevard
Lakeland, Florida 33805-2970
Telephone No. (863) 688-5700
Fax No. (863) 687-6059
Florida Bar No. 251331
Sept. 29, Oct. 6, 2005-3176






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,
Plaintiff,
vs.
CLARENCE CHANDLER, JR.; THE
UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF CLAR-
ENCE CHANDLER, JR.; ANGELA
HANDLEE. IF LI ING, INCLUD-
ING ANY ULiJKNOWvr 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;
CITICORP TRUST BANK, FSB
F/K/A TRAVELERS BANK &
TRUST, FSB; CITY OF LAKE-
LAND, A MUNICIPAL CORPORA-
TION OF THE STATE OF FLOR-
IDA, 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-2565-SEC 04
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:
LOTS 10 AND 11, BLOCKED,
PALMA CEIA COURT, AC-
CORDING TO THE PLAT
THEREOF, AS RECORDED
IN PLAT BOOK 10, PAGE 29,
OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS
OF POLK COUNTY, FLOR-
IDA.
A/K/A 707 WEST THOMAS
STREET, LAKELAND, FLOR-
IDA 33805
at public sale, to the highest
and best bidder, for cash, at
the East End of the East Cor-
ridor, First Floor, Polk Counrty
Courthouse, 255 North
Broadway Avenue, Bartow,
Florida at 9:00 o'clock A.M.,
or as soon thereafter 9:00
A.M., the Azth day of QOcto-
ber, 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-


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT
OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL
CIRCUIT OF THE STATE
OF FLORIDA, IN AND FOR
POLK COUNTY
CIVIL DIVISION
FIFTH THIRD MORTGAGE COM-
PANY SUCCESSOR BY MERGER
TO OLD KENT MORTGAGE COM-
PANY,
Plaintiff,
vs.
M1LAGROS JIMENEZ; THE UN-
KNOWN SPOUSE OF MILAGROS
JIMENEZ; JUAN AGOSTO; THE
UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF JUAN
AGOSTO, 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;
MONOGRAM CREDIT CARD
BANK OF GEORGIA; WHETHER
DISSOLVED OR PRESENTLY EX-
ISTING, 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-3358-SEC 07
NOTICE OF ACTION
TO:
JUAN AGOSTO; THE UN-
KNOWN SPOUSE OF JUAN
AGOSTO, IF LIVING, INCLUD-
ING ANY UNKNOWN SPOUSE
OF SAID DEFENDANTSS, IF
REMARRIED, AND IF DE-
CEASED, THE RESPECTIVE
UNKNOWN HEIRS., DEVI-
SEES, GRANTEES, ASSIGN-
EES, CREDITORS, LIENORS,
AND TRUSTEES, AND ALL
OTHER PERSONS CLAIMING
BY, THROUGH, UNDER OR
AGAINST THE NAMED DE-
FENDANT(S)
Whose location are/is unknown.
YOU ARE HEREBY required to
file your answer or written de-
fenses, if any, in the above pro-
ceeding with the Clerk of this
Court, and to serve a copy thereof ,
upon the'plaintiff's attorney, whose
name and address appears
hereon, on or before October 31,
2005 the nature of this proceeding
being a suit for foreclosure of
mortgage against the following de-
scribed property, to wit:
LOT 3, LYNNWOOD, AC-
CORDING TO THE MAP OR
PLAT THEREOF, AS RE-
CORDED IN PLAT BOOK 71,
PAGE 38, OF THE PUBLIC
RECORDS OF POLK
COUNTY, FLORIDA.
a/k/a 4076 GLISSON DRIVE,
LAKELAND, FLORIDA 33810
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 tnis 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 23rd
day of September, 2005.
RICHARD M. WEISS
CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT
By /s/ Tamika Joiner
Deputy Clerk
(Seal)
Sept. 29, Oct. 6, 2005-3160

NOTICE OF PUBLIC MEET-
ING
The University of South Florida
Lakeland Campus announces a
public meeting to which all per-
sons are invited.
DATE AND TIME:
Tuesday, October 25, 2005
at 2:00 p.m.
PLACE:
USF Lakeland, LLC 2125/26
3433 Winter Lake Road
Lakeland, Florida 33803-
9714
PURPOSE:
Lakeland Campus Board
Meeting
A copy of the agenda may be
obtained by writing to Dr. L. Pre-
ston Mercer, University of South
Florida-Lakeland Campus, 3433
Winter Lake Road, Lakeland, FL
33803-9714, or by calling
863/667-7053.
Pursuant to the provisions of
the Americans with Disabilities
Act, any person requiring special
accommodations to participate in
this' meeting is asked to advise the
agency at least 48 hours before
the meeting by contacting Lorie
Miros at 863/667-7053. If you are
hearing or speech impaired,
please contact the agency by call-
ing TDD via 813/974-1510.
Any person who wishes to ap-
peal a decision made by the Uni-
versity of South Florida Lakeland
Campus Board with respect to any
matter considered at this public
meeting will need a record of the
proceedings, and for such pur-
pose, he or she may need to en-
sure that a verbatim record of the
proceedings is made, which re-
cord includes the testimony and
evidence upon which the appeal is
based.
Sept. 29, 2005-3173


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT
OF THE 10th JUDICIAL
CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR
POLK COUNTY, FLORIDA
GENERAL JURISDICTION


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT
OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL
CIRCUIT OF THE STATE
OF FLORIDA, IN AND FOR.
POLK COUNTY
CIVIL DIVISION
CITIFINANCIAL SERVICES, INC.,
ATTORNEY-IN-FACT FOR
WASHINGTON MUTUAL FI-
NANCE, LLC, SUCCESSOR BY
MERGER TO BLAZER FINANCIAL
SERVICES, INC. OF FLORIDA,
Plaintiff,
vs.
ANGEL M. COLON; THE UN-
KNOWN SPOUSE OF ANGEL M.
COLON; RUBY COLON; THE UN-,
KNOWN SPOUSE OF RUBY CO-
LON, IF LIVING, INCLUDING ANY
UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF SAID
DEFENDANTSS, IF REMARRIED,"
AND IF DECEASED, THE RE-
SPECTIVE UNKNOWN HEIRS, DE-
VISEES, GRANTEES, ASSIGNEES,
CREDITORS, LIENORS, AND
TRUSTEES, AND ALL OTHER
PERSONS CLAIMING BY,
THROUGH, UNDER OR AGAINST
THE NAMED DEFENDANTSS;
UNKNOWN TENANT #1; UN-
KNOWN TENANT #2,
Defendant(s).
CASE NO.
53-2005-CA-002355-
0000-00-SEC 11
NOTICE OF 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 16, BLOCK 3,
LAKEVIEW VILLAGE, AC-
CORDING TO THE PLAT
THEREOF, AS RECORDED
IN PLAT BOOK 34, PAGE 27,
OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS
OF POLK COUNTY, FLOR-
IDA.
A/K/A 407 TARAWA
STREET, LAKELAND, FL
33805
at public sale, 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 9M00 o'clock A.M.,
or as soon thereafter .QQ00
A.M., the 19th day of QOcto-
ber, 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.
DATED THIS 12th DAY OF Sep-
tember, 2005.
RICHARD M. WEISS
CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT
By /s/ Felicia Borders
Deputy Clerk
(Seal)
Sept. 29, Oct. 6, 2005-3151.


CLAIMING AN INTEREST BY,
THROUGH, UNDER OR
AGAINST ROSA RODRIGUEZ;
JOHN DOE AND JANE DOE AS
UNKNOWN TENANTS IN POS-
SESSION
DEFENDANTS)
CASE NO:
2005-CA-001559
NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE
SALE
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN
pursuant to a Summary Final
Judgment of Foreclosure dated
September 13 2005 entered in
Civil Case No. 2005-CA-001559 of
the Circuit Court of the 10TH Judi-
cial 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 17th day of October, 2005 the
following described property as set
forth in said Summary Final Judg-
ment, to-wit:
THE NORTH 75 FEET
OF THE SOUTH 725
FEET OF THE WEST
100 FEET OF THE
EAST 500 FEET OF
THE NE 1/4 OF THE
NW 1/4 OF SECTION
21 TOWNSHIP 28
SOUTH RANGE 25
EAST POLK COUNTY
FLORIDA.
1979 BRIGADIER DOU-
BLE WIDE MOBILE
HOME VIN#'S FBIC-0-
39448A AND FBIC-0-
39448B
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 15th day of Septem-
ber, 2005.
RICHARD M. WEISS
Clerk of the Circuit Court
By: /s/ Felicia Borders
Deputy Clerk
(CIRCUIT COURT SEAL)
Sept. 29, Oct. 6, 2005-3156


you for the relief prayed for in
the Complaint.
WITNESS my hand and the seal
of said Court at P4ek County,
Florida on this 20th lay of Sep-
tember, 2005.
RICHARD M. WEISS
As Clerk, Circuit Court
By: Is/ Tamika Joiner
Deputy Clerk
(Court Seal)
Sept. 22, 29, 2005-3120




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IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
10TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN
AND FOR POLK COUNTY,
FLORIDA CIVIL DIVISION
DEUTSCHE BANK COMPANY
OF CALIFORNIA, N.A., AS TRUS-
TEE UNDER THE POOLING AND
SERVICING AGREEMENT RE-
LATING TO IMPAC SECURED
ASSETS CORP., MORTGAGE
PASS THROUGH CERTIFI-
CATES, SERIES 2002
Plaintiff,
vs.
JESSIE M. MCFARLANE A/K/A
JESSIE MCFARLANE, et al.,
Defendants.
CASE NO.:
532003CA889
RE-NOTICE OF
FORECLOSURE SALE
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN
pursuant to a Motion and Order
Resetting Foreclosure Sale dated
the 14th day of September, 2005,
and entered in Case No.
532003CA889, of the Circuit Court
of the 10TH Judicial Circuit in and
for Polk County, Florida, wherein
DEUTSCHE BANK COMPANY
OF CALIFORNIA, N.A., AS TRUS-
TEE UNDER THE POOLING AND
SERVICING AGREEMENT RE-
LATING TO IMPAC SECURED
ASSETS CORP., MORTGAGE
PASS THROUGH CERTIFI-
CATES, SERIES 2002 is the
Plaintiff and JESSIE M. MCFAR-
LANE A/K/A JESSIE MCFAR-
LANE; UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF
JESSIE M. MCFARLANE A/K/A
JESSIE MCFARLANE, IF ANY;
JOHN DOE; JANE DOE AS UN-
KNOWN TENANTS) IN POS-
SESSION OF THE SUBJECT
PROPERTY are defendants. I will
sell to the highest and best bidder
for cash at THE EAST CORRI-
DOR ON THE 1ST FLOOR, OF
THE POLK COUNTY COURT-
HOUSE, IN BARTOW, FLORIDA,
9:00 a.m. on the Ii9thday of QOct-
her. 2005, the following described
property as set forth in said Final
Judgment, to wit:
LOT 9, BLOCK "A" OF CAN-
TERBURY, ACCORDING TO
THE MAP OR PLAT
THEREOF AS RECORDED
IN PLAT BOOK 102, PAGE
14, OF THE PUBLIC RE-
CORDS OF POLK COUNTY,
FLORIDA.
All sales are to be held at the east
end of the east corridor, first floor,
of the Polk County Courthouse lo-
cated at 255 North Broadway Ave-
nue, Bartow, Florida. Please note
thit 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 16th day of Sep-
tember, 2005. 'E*:
RICHARD M. WEISS
As Clerk of said Couirt '
By: /s/ Felicia Borders
Deputy Clerk
(Court Seal)
Sept. 29, Oct. 6, 2005-3157



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 copy of your
written defenses, if any, to it
on HAROLD J. TURK, at-
torney for Plaintiff,
whose address is 201
Alhambra Circle, 12 Zth
Floor, Coral Gables, Flor-
I 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


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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, et al.,
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 73"04'01" 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 AND 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







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JP MORGAN CHASE BANK, AS
TRUSTEE FOR MORTGAGE
LOAN BACK CERTIFICATES SE-
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PLAINTIFF
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ANDREW RODRIGUEZ, IF LIV-
ING, AND IF DEAD, THE UN-
KNOWN SPOUSE, HEIRS, DEVI-
SEES, GRANTEES, ASSIGNEES,
LIENORS, CREDITORS, TRUS-
TEES AND ALL OTHER PARTIES
CLAIMING AN INTEREST BY,
THROUGH, UNDER OR
AGAINST ANDREW
RODRIGUEZ; ROSA
RODRIGUEZ, IF LIVING, AND IF
DEAD, THE UNKNOWN
SPOUSE, HEIRS, DEVISEES,
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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 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.
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 Wi L 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,
untilcompletion; 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-
2927

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-
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 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 Oourthouse 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 800-955-
8770.
WITNESS my hand and official
seal of said Court this 1.1th day
of September, 2005.
Richard Weiss
CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT
COURT
BY:lIsLSbidlely- -esamlo
Deputy Clerk
(Court Seal)
Sept. 22, 29, 2005-3096


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.
11582
YEARS OF ISSUANCE
5/31/2002
DESCRIPTION OF PROP-
ERTY:
PINEHURST SUB PB 10
PGS 6 TO. 9 S17 T30
R25 & S16 T30 R25 BLK
7 LOTS 37 TO 39
Section 17, Township
30, Range 25
PROPERTY ID NUMBER:
17-30-25-42953'2-
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 Otober
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


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IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR
POLK COUNTY, FLORIDA
PROBATE DIVISION
IN RE: ESTATE OF
ARTHUR C. KNAPP
Deceased.
File No.
05CP-21-23
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 POLJ
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 bellow.
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:
CORA ANN MAKING
6529 Lakeside Rd.
Ontario, NY 14519
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, 2005-3107




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: 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
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 R. Lundy, deceased,
File Number 2002CP-1166, 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 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 CLAIMS, NOT SO FILED
WILL BE FOREVER BARRED.
The date of the first publication
of this notice is September 22,
2005.
Personal Representative:
Bob H. Lundy
2823 State Road 17 South
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 Bar No.: 0608475
Sept. 22, 29, 2005-3113


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


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 and years of issuance,
the description of the property
and the names in which it was
assessed are as follows:
CERTIFICATE NO.
1 1684
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. LNO
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-
2925
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
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., ASr
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 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-


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
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



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
Sharori 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


you are required to soeve a copy
of youi written defenses, if any, to
it on Ira A. Serebrin, Esq. plain-
liff'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-

ATIE on '- pit muiler 20.
2005.
As Clerk of said Court
By: /s/ Linda Aguilar
As Deputy Cie k
(Court Seal)
Sept. 22, 29, Oct. 6, 13, 2005-
3119


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 18155 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

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

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT POLK
COUNTY, FLORIDA
IN RE: The Marriage of:
MARION PAULINE WIGGINS
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


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 20th day of September,
2005.
RICHARD M. WEISS
CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT
COURT
POLK County, Florida
By: /s/ Shirley Deschamps
Deputy Clerk
(Seal)
Sept. 29. Oct. 6, 2005-3149



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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 Petitioner or
immediately thereafter. If you
fail to do so, a default
may be entered against
you for the relief de--
manded in the Petition.
Copies of all court docu-
ments in this case, in-
cluding orders, are
available at the Clerk of
the Circuit Court's of-
fice. You may review
these documents upon
requests.
You must keep the Clerk
of the Circuit Court's
office notified of your
current address. (You
may file Notice rof Cur-
rent Address, Florida
Supreme Court Approved
Family Law Form
12.91 5.) 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



IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
10TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF
FLORIDA, IN AND FOR POLK
COUNTY
MORTGAGE ELECTRONIC REG-
ISTRATION SYSTEMS, INC.
PLAINTIFF,
-vs-
KASSEL MCDERMOTT; CITY OF
LAKELAND; UNKNOWN PARTIES
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.: #04-CA-5004
Division#: 07
NOTICE OF SALE
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN
pursuant to.an Order or Final
Judgment of Foreclosure dated
September 16, 2005, entered in
Civil Case No. 04-CA-5004 of the
Circuit Court of the 10TH Judicial
Circuit in and for POLK County,
Florida, wherein MORTGAGE
ELECTRONIC REGISTRATION
SYSTEMS, INC., Plaintiff and
KASSEL MCDERMOTT are defen-
dant(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. October 21, 2005, the follow-
ing described property as set forth
in said Final Judgment, to-wit:
LOT 13, BLOCK H, PALMA
CEIA COURT, ACCORDING
TO THE MAP OR PLAT.
THEREOF AS RECORDED IN
PLAT BOOK 10, PAGE 29,
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)


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 is/ Yvolto Johnson
Deputy Clerk
(COURT SEAL)
Sept. 22, 29, 2005-3092


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 26 South, 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 _l1 day of QOcto-

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 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-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
0274k 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-


pate in this proceeding, you atie
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 29, 2005


POLK COUNTY DEMOCRAT
#2005-0727
SALE DATE: 10/1 3/2005
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.
1 1234
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 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-
2931







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-


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 Hall-
load and East ol 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 thi'
Right-of-Way ol said Seaiboald
Coast Line Railroad. LESS
ANQ EXCEPT: Thai 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








September 29, 2005 The Polk County Democrat


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR
POFQLK COUNTY, FLORIDA
PROBATE DIVISION
IN RE: ESTATE OF
JACK FLEMING, SR.
Deceased.
File No.
05CP-2135
NOTICE TO CREDITORS
The administration of the es-
tate of JACK FLEMING,
SR., deceased, whose date of
death was October 20th,
Q005, and whose Social Secu-
rity Number is 264-20-9662, is
pending in the Circuit Court for
PELK County, Florida, Probate
Division, the address of which
is Post Office Box 9000,
Drawer CC-4, Bartow,
Elorida 33831-900Q. 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-
TLR 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. KELL (
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, 2005-3131


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
of Florida,
Plaintiff,
vs.
THE STATE OF FLORIDA, and
the Taxpayers, Property .wn-
ers and Citizens' The City of
Mulberry, Florida; including non-
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
.MULBERRY, FIRE I
ASSESSMENT IMPROVE-
MENT BONDS, SERIES
2005
ORDER TO SHOW
CAUSE
TO: THE STATE OF FLORIDA,
THROUGH THE STATE ATTOR-
NEY FOR THE TENTH JUDICIAL
CIRCUIT OF FLORIDA, AND TO
THE SEVERAL TAXPAYERS,
PROPERTY OWNERS, CITIZENS
OF THE TOWN OF POLK'CITY,
FLORIDA, INCLUDING NON-RESI-
DENTS OWNING PROPERTY OR
SUBJECT TO TAXATION
THEREIN, AND ALL OTHERS'
HAVING- OR CLAIMING ANY
RIGHT, TITLE OR INTEREST IN
PROPERTY TO BE AFFECTED BY
THE ISSUANCE OF CITY..OF
MULBERRY, FLORIDA, WATER
SYSTEM REVENUE BONDS,
HEREINAFTER MORE PARTICU-
LARLY DESCRIBED, OR TO BE,,
AFFECTED IN .ANY WAY
THEREBY;
The City of Mulberry, Florida
(the "City") having, filed, its
Complaint for Validation of its
Fire Assessment Improvement
Bonds, Series 2005, in ah ag-.
gregate principal amount no. to
exceed $2,000,000' (the '"
Bonds"), and the Related rnp.:,.
sition of non-ad valorem as-
sessments, anid i; rppearrng in
and from ad Cn, omp'lr.I and
the Exhibits attached thereto
and the City as ,dopl'td a re-.,'-
lution authorizing rhe isu n,:ce
of the Bonds, an-d ,[ ai.:.o ap-
pearing that all the facts re-
quired by Chapter 75 of the
Florida Statutes to be stated
by said Complain: an E .hnib :.
are contained the'e-n, and th, t
the City prays that thir Cour'
issue an order as di.,.: ed tL.,
said Chapter 75, ansr Cie Ccurtr
being fully advised ,rn th, prI.-n,-
ises: ,
NOW, THEREFORE, IT
IS ORDERED AND AD-
JUDGED that the State c.t
Florida, through the State At-
torney for the T,'ri r, j'jJi.-ial
Circuit of the.Slate of Firda,d.
and all taxpayers. prI,'perm,
owners and citizens of the C4t',
of Mulberry, Florid., ,ncludir,_
non-residents o'r;rn.' proper[
or subject to :a. jt,-,'r rr,cer,: n,
and all other having or claiming
to have any right, title; or inter-
est in property ,.o 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 Artiglier 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 therein
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 1 6th 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-
IIALF 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 arid 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 gEast (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).
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, 2005-3125



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 RUBIE 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,.t 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 ybu 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.
tIll's allorney or immeaialely
lhere3arer, otherwise a delaulli
will be entered against you for
the relief demanded in the
cbmplaipt or petition.
If you are a person with disabilities
who needs any accommodation in
order to participate in this .pro-
ceeding, you are entitled at no
cost to you, to the provision of cer-
tain assistance. Please contact the
Office of the Court.Administrator,
(863) 534-4690, within two (2)
working days of your receipt of this
notice; if you are hearing or voice
impaired, call TDD (863) 534-7777
or Florida Relay Services 711.
:WITNESS my hand and seal of
this court on September 19, 2005.
RICHARD M. WEISS.
CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT
By /s/Tamlka Joiner
Deputy Clerk ,
(Seal)
Sept. 22, 29, Oct. 6, 13, 2005-
3122


A/K/A 8212 'DQGYARD
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 .enue Ir,
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 th;s pro-
ceeding, you are entitled at no
cost to you, to the provision of cer-
tain assistance. Please contact the


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 Ill; 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-1661
AMENDED NOTICE OF SALE
Notice is hereby given that, pur-
suant to an order or a final judg-
ment of foreclosure entered in the.
above-captioned action, I will sell
the property situated in Polk
County, Florida, described as:
Lot 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 &
FLFLS70B23188GH21.
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 5Septem-_

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 will sell to the
highest and best bidder for cash in
the East Corridor, First Floor, Polk
County Courthouse, 255 North
Broadway, Bartow, in Bartow,
POLK County, Florida, 9:00 AM
o'clock on the J11th 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" Won an assumed 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 0008'23" 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
8046 31 E 230.20 feet; thence N
00'08'23" E 425.60 feet thence S
89"46'31" E 108.00 feet to Pointof
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 AND
FLHMBC146846035B/TITLE
NO, 0081506302


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 IZ c day of
September. 2005.
RICHARD M. WEISS
As Clerk of said Court
By /s/ Shirley Deschamps
As Deputy Clerk
(Seal)
Sept. 22, 29, 2005-3086


IN THE COUNTY COURT OF
THE 10TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT
OF FLORIDA, IN AND FOR
POLK COUNTY
PEAK FINANCIAL PARTNER,
INC.,
Plaintiffss,
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
08
CLERK'S NOTICE OF SUIT
BY PUBLICATION AND MAIL-
ING
JOHN L. ELCHINGER. JMARIE D.
ELCHINGER A/K/A MARIE
ELCHINGER, BERMUDA LAND
TRUST. JT MACGILL. INC.. UN-
ION PLANTERS BANK. NA-
TIONAL ASSOCIATION. UN-
KNOWNS: At L OCCUPANTS
AND TENANTS OF THE SUB-
JECT REAL ESTATE: UN-
KNOWNS: ALL UNKNOWN
SPOUSES OF ANY PARTY
HERETO, AND ALL OTHER
PERSONS LIVING OR DEAD
WHOSE NAMES ARE UN-
KNOWN. WHO CLAIM ANY IN-
TEREST IN THF SUBJECT
REAL ESTATE:
A lawsuit has been started against
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 requestedMonday
judgment: John L. EIchinger 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-
3121


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.
S53-2005CA-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,


temporary sale location.
If you are a person with a dis-
ability who needs anyr 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, 2005-3089


POLK COUNTY DEMOCRAT
#2005-0735
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.
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. NQ
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-
2926




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-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-
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 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 Rolk County Courthouse lo-
cated, at 255 North Broadway Ave-
nue, Barrow, 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


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 89'18'45" 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
00'29'43" East a distance of
119.00 feet to the POINT OF
BEGINNING.
Containing 8,032 square
feet.


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT
FOR POLK COUNTY,
FLORIDA
PROBATE DIVISION
IN RE: ESTATE OF
MICHAEL J. DURAN,
Deceased.
File No.
05CP-2 1 14
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 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 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
941 14
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


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, ET AL.,
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


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


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
1 5 t 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,
at 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 QOcto-
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 15th
day of Setember., 2005.
RICHARD M. WEISS
CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT
COURT
BY: /s/Tamika Joiner
Deputy Clerk
(Seal)
Sept. 22, 29, 2005-3105

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.
11289
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. NQ
PERSONAL CHECKS WILL BE
ACCE2El. 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-


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


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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 hav-
ing claims or demands against
the estate of the decedent
other than those for whom pro-
vision for full payment was
made 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



IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
10TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN
AND- FOR 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 FLOR-
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
S30, 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


Plaintiff's attorney,
whose address is Rano,
Cauvel, & Ceely, 233
East Rich Avenue, De-
Land, Florida 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-
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seal of this !Court on this '23rd day
of September, 2005.
RICHARD M. WEISS,
As Clerk of Said Court
BY: /5/sGrisellLMuLad
As rDoputy Clurk
(COUHT SEAL)
Sept. 29. Oct. 6, 13, 20, 2005-
3179


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
FINANCIAL SERVICES; BARTOW
MEMORIAL HOSPITAL; NICOLE
R. PASIK; UNKNOWN PARTIES
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-
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 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 COUNTY COURT IN AND
FOR POLK-COUNTY, FLORIDA
EDDIE' HENRY BELLAMY,
Plaintiff,
vs
ABRAM BELLAMY
NELLIE 'BELLAMY,
Defendants.
CASE NUMBER:
53-2005-SC-003550-0000-WH
NOTICE OF ACTION
TO: NELLIE BELLAMY
1926 COLONIAL STREET
PHILADELPHIA, PA
19138
YOU ARE HEREBY NOTIFIED
that a Complaint has been filed
against you, and you are required
to serve a copy of your written de-
fenses, if any, to it on STEPHEN
,F. BAKER, ESQ., Plaintiff's attor-
ney, whose address is 800 First
:Street S., Winter Haven, .FL
33880, on or before the 4th day
of November, 2005, and file the
original with the Clerk of this
Court, either before service on
Plaintiff's attorney, or immediately
thereafter; otherwise a default will
be entered against you for the re-
.lief demanded inthe Petition.
The Plaintiff is seeking to quiet
title on real property described as
follows:
Lot 8, LESS the Southwest-
erly 29.3 feet thereof, and the
Southwesterly 14.3 feet of Lot 7,
Block J., FLORENCE CITRUS
GROWERS ASSOCIATION SUB-
DIVISION, as shown by map or
plat thereof recorded in the Of-
fice of the Clerk of the' Circuit
Court, in and for Polk County,
Florida, in Plat Book 6, Page 11.
If you are a person with disabili-
ties who needs any accommo-
dation in order to participate in
this proceeding, you are entitled
at no cost to you, to the provi-
sion of certain assistance.
Please contact the Office of the
Court Administrator, (863) 534-
4690, within two (2) working
days of your receipt of this no-
tice; if you are hearing or voice
impaired, call TDD (863) 534-
7777 or Florida Relay Services
711.
WITNESS my hand ano the


known, and ALL OTHER PAR-
TIES, if living, and ALL OTHER
UNKNOWN PARTIES, including, if
a. named defendant,is deceased,
the personal representatives, the
surviving spouse, heirs, devisees,
granteen:, creditors, arld all olher
parties linimng, by, though, un-
der or against that Delendant, and
all claimants.persons or parties,
natural or corporate, or whose ex-


..,


or Florida Relay Services 711.
Dated this 13th day of Septem-
ber, 2005.
RICHARD M. WEISS
Clerk of the Circuit Court
By: /s!/ Shirley Deschamps
Deputy Clerk
(CIHCUI F COURT SEAL)
Sept. 22, 29, 2005-3084


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 I-RUST 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-
RIS 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 last known residence:
unknown, current residence un-


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
ABN AMRO MORTGAGE
GROUP, INC.,
PLAINTIFF
VS.
WILLIAM LINTS A/K/A WILLIAM
MITCHELL LINTS'III, 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 III, IF ANY;
JOHN DOE AND JANE DOE AS
UNKNOWN TENANTS IN POS-
SESSION
DEFENDANTS)
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,
zAND 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 &
FLFLS701 B23258SK2
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
Swho 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


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT IN AND
FOR POLK COUNTY, FLORIDA
JUAN C. QUITCO, JR. and
FAITH QUITCO, Husband
and Wife
Plaintiffs,
vs
SHIRLEY M. WATT and
LYLE C. WATT, Husband
and Wife,
Defendants.
CASE NUMBER:
53-2005-CA-3527-WH
NOTICE OF ACTION
TO: SHIRLEY M. WATT
179 JEREMY COURT
HIGHLAND, MICHIGAN 48357
LYLE C. WATT
179 JEREMY COURT
HIGHLAND, MICHIGAN 48357
YOU ARE HEREBY NOTIFIED
that a Complaint has been filed
against you, and you are required
to serve a copy of your written de-
fenses, if any, to it on STEPHEN
F. BAKER, ESQ., Plaintiff's attor-
ney, whose address is 800 First
Street S., Winter Haven, FL
33880, on or before the 31st day
of October, 2005, and file the
original with the Clerk of this
Court, either before service on
Plaintiff's attorney, or immediately
. thereafter; otherwise a default will
be entered against you for the re-
lief demanded in the Petition.
The Plaintiff is seeking to quiet
title on real property described as
follows:
UNRECORDED LOT 4 OF
KEENER SUBDIVISION: Com-
mence at the Northwest corner
of Lot 1, In the Northeast 1/4 of
Section 32, Township 26 South,
Range 27 East of Map of Florida
Development Co. Tract located
in Polk County, Florida, accord-
ing to the map thereof as re-
corded in Plat Book 3, Pages 60
through 63 of the Public Re-
cords of Polk County, Florida,
and run N 89 degrees 59'25" E
along the North line of Lots 1
and 2 of said Map of Florida De-
velopment Tract located in Polk
County, Florida 565.14 feet to
the Point of Beginning; thence
continue N 89 degrees 59'25"
East 101.79 feet, thence run S
00 degrees 04'46" W 427.95
feet, thence run S 89 degrees
59'25" W 101.79 feet, thence run
N 00 degrees 04'46" E 427.95
feet to the Point of Beginning:
containing 43560.00 square feet.
(1,000.00 acres)
In accordance with the Ameri-
cans with Disabilities Act, 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 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 im-
paired, call TDD (863) 534-7777
or Florida Relay Services 711.
WITNESS my hand and the
seal of this Court on this 23rd day
of September, 2005.
RICHARD M. WEISS,
As Clerk of Said Court
BY: /s/Alice Fowler
As Deputy Clerk
(COURT SEAL)
Sept. 29, Oct. 6. 13, 20, 2005-
3169







IN THE CIRCUIT COURT
OF THE 10TH JUDICIAL
CIRCUIT IN AND FOR
POLK COUNTY, FLORIDA
ROBERT DEAN,
Petitioner,
-and-
SANDRA G. DEAN,
Respondent.
CASE NO.:
53-2005DR-008 644-
0000-Division 80
NOTICE OF ACTION
FOR DISSOLUTION OF
MARRIAGE
TO: SANDRA G. DEAN
Last Known Address: UN-
KNOWN
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 ROB-
ERT DEAN whose address is
624 VILLAGE PLACE, DAVEN-
PORT, FL 33896, on or before
November 2, 2005, and file the
original with the Clerk of this
Court at 220 W CHURCH ST.,
BARTOW, FL 33830 before .
service on Petitioner or immedi-
ately thereafter. If you fail
to do so, a default may
be entered against you
for the relief demanded
in, the Petition.
Copies of all court docu-
ments in this case, in-
cluding orders, are
available at the Clerk of
the Circuit Court's of-
fice. You may review
these documents upon
requests.
You must keep the Clerk
of the Circuit Court's
office notified of your
current address. (You
may file Notice of Cur-
rent Address, Florida
Supreme Court Approved
Family Law Form
12.915.) Future papers
in this lawsuit will be
mailed to the address
on record at the clerk's
office.
WARNING: Rule 12.285,
Florida Family Law Rules
of Procedure, requires
certain automatic dis-
closure of documents
and information. Failure
to comply can result in


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


(5)
t


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT
OF THE 10TH JUDICIAL
CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR
POLK COUNTY, FLORIDA
CIVIL DIVISION
BANK OF AMERICA, N.A.,
Plaintiff,
vs.
UNKNOWN HEIRS, BENEFICI-
ARIES, DEVISEES, ASSIGNEES,
LIENORS, CREDITORS, TRUS-
TEES AND ALL OTHERS WHO
MAY CLAIM AN INTEREST IN
THE ESTATE OF CARL J.
SELBO A/K/A CARL SELBO, DE-
CEASED,
Defendants.
CASE NO.:
53-2005-CA-003200-0000-
SECO7.
NOTICE OF ACTION
TO: UNKNOWN HEIRS, BENE-
FICIARIES, DEVISEES, ASSIGN-
EES, LIENORS, CREDITORS,
TRUSTEES AND ALL OTHERS
WHO MAY CLAIM AN INTEREST
IN THE ESTATE OF CARL J.
SELBO A/K/A CARL SELBO,
DECEASED (Residence Un-
known)
UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF CARL
SELBO, DECEASED (Residence
Unknown)
SCOT SELBO (Residence Un-
known)
JILL SELBO (Residence Un-
known)
YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an
action for Foreclosure of Mortgage
on the following described prop-
erty:
LOT 73, OF PRESERVE
AT SUNDANCE PHASE
ONE, AS RECORDED IN
PLAT BOOK 116,
PAGE 44, OF THE
PUBLIC RECORDS OF
POLK COUNTY, FLOR-
IDA.
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 31 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 attor-
ney or.immediately thereafter;
otherwise a default will be en-
tered against you for the relief
demanded in the complaint.
In accordance with the Ameri-
cans with Disabilities Act, per-
sons with disabilities needing a
special accommodation to par-
ticipate in this proceeding
should contact the Clerk of the
Circuit Court at the Polk County
Courthouse, First Floor, 255
North Broadway, Bartow, FL
33830, Phone (863) 534-
4488 not later than seven days
prior to such proceeding.
WITNESS my hand and the
seal of this Court this 27th day of
September 2005
Richard M Weiss
As Clerk of the Court
By /s/ Tamika Joiner
As Deputy Clerk
(SEAL)
Sept. 29, Oct. 6, 2005-3181


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN
AND FOR POLK COUNTY,
FLORIDA
BOUNTIFUL LANDS, INC., a
Florida corporation,
Plaintiff,
vs.
CHUCK ANDERSON and
MERYL ANDERSON, his
wife and the unknown
spouses, heirs, devisees, grant-
ees, creditor, or other parties
claiming by, through, under or
against them;
Defendant.
CASE NO.
53-2005CA-000674-0000-WH
NOTICE OF SALE
Notice is hereby given that pur-
suant to a Final Judgment entered
in the above entitled cause in the
Circuit Court of Polk County, Flor-
ida, I will sell the property situate
in Polk County, Florida, described
as:
Lot 22, OAKRIDGE ES-
TATES, PHASE FIVE, accord-
ing to the map or plat thereof
as recorded in Plat Book 77, at
Page 20, of the Public Re-
cords of Polk County, Florida.
at, public sale, to the highest and
best bidder for cash, at the East
Corridor, First Floor, Polk County
Courthouse, 255 North Broadway,
Bartow, Florida, at 9:00 A.M., on
the 14th 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 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 Said Court
By /s/ Yvette Johnson
As Deputy Clerk
(COURT SEAL)
Sept. 29, Oct. 6, 2005-3180




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IN THE CIRCUIT COURT IN AND
FOR POLK COUNTY, FLORIDA
HERMAN LOFTON and
MARGARET LOFTON,
Husband and Wife
Plaintiffs,
vs
JOHN W. BEAN,
Defendants.
CASE NUMBER:
53-2005-CA-00-3447-0000-WH
SECTION NO 04
NOTICE OF ACTION
TO: JOHN W. BEAN
4328 EDGEWATER DRIVE,
APT.# 204
ORLANDO, FLORIDA 32804
YOU ARE HEREBY NOTIFIED
that a Complaint has been filed
against you, and you are required
to serve a copy of your written de-
fenses, if any, to it on STEPHEN
F. BAKER, ESQ., Plaintiff's attor-
ney, whose address is 800 First
Street S., Winter Haven, FL
33880, on or before the 7th day
of November, 2005, and.file the
original with the Clerk of this
Court, either before service on
Plaintiff's attorney, or immediately
thereafter; otherwise a default will
be entered against you for the re-
lief demanded in the Petition.
The Plaintiff is seeking to quiet
title on real property described as
follows:
All of Lot 1 and a portion of
Lot 2 in Block 17 and all of Lots
3, 4 and 5 and a portion of Lot 7
in Block 18, and portions of va-
cated road rights-of-way all in
THE TERRACES, according to
the plat thereof recorded in Plat
Book 20, Page 17, public re-
cords of Polk County, Florida,
and being more particularly de-
scribed as follows: BEGINNING
at the most easterly corer of
said Lot 1, run thence South
89"44'49" East along an easterly
extension of the north line
thereof and the north line of
said subdivision, 158.87 feet to
a point on a line that is a north-
erly extension of the easterly
line of said Lot 3; thence run
South 11"36'06" East along said
extension and along the east
line of said lot 3 a distance of 1
58.37 feet to the southeast cor-
ner of said Lot 3; thence run
South 89"57'31" West along the
south line of said of said Lot 3 a
distance of 25.29 feet to the
southwest corner thereof;
thence run South 33"06'31"
West along the southeasterly
line of said Lot 4 a distance of
50.00 feet to the northerly cor-
ner of said Lot 7; thence run
South 2512'53" East along the
South 89'46'54" West along the
south line thereof 78.15 feet;
thence run North 19"08'51"
.West 65.98 feet to the most
southerly corner of said Lot 5,
also being the most easterly
corner of Lot 6, Block 18 of said
subdivision; thence run North
68'05'19" West along the com-
mon lime between said Lots 5
and 6 a distance of 152.60 feet
to the most westerly corner of.
said Lot 5; thence run North
31"51'04" East along the north-
easterly line of said Block 18 a
distance of 10.42 feet; thence
run North 71'43'41" West 71.05
feet to the southeasterly line of
said Block 17; thence run North
74'31'33" West along a line that
is parallel with and 10.00 feet
measured perpendicular from,
the waters of Eagle Lake;
thence run Northeasterly along
said waters 117 feet, more or
less, to the waters of Eagle
Lake; thence run Northeasterly
along said waters 117 feet, more
or less to their Intersection with
the north line of said subdivi-
sion; thence run South
89'44'49" East along said north
line 320 feet, more or less, to
the POINT OF BEGINNING.
In accordance with the Ameri-
cans with Disabilities Act, 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 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 im-
paired, call TDD (863) 534-7777
or Florida Relay Services 711.
WITNESS my hand and the
seal of this Court on this 22nd day
of September, 2005.
RICHARD M. WEISS, .
As Clerk of Said Court
BY: /s/Jacqueline Caceres
As Deputy Clerk
(COURT SEAL)
Sept. 29, Oct. 6, 13, 20, 2005-
3168


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DATED September 16,
2005.
CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT
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SERVICES
AIRBORNE TREE SERVICE
Complete tree service availa-
ble. Licensed and Insured.
Free Estimates. Senior and
Military discounts. 863-370-
0221.

BASS LAWN CARE
Free estimates given.
Commercial or Residential.
Call-533-2244.
Licensed and Insured.
BIG JOSH TREE SERVICE
Remove trees, stumps, lot
cleaning. Have bucket truck,.
back hoe. Insured, licensed,
free estimates. 863-285-8522
863-285-9172.
CALVIN'S HAULING INC.
Topsoil, concrete wash, fill
dirt, also leveling with a trac-
tor. Call 533-1852 leave mes-
sage if no answer.
DALE BAILEY'S
Sod, mulch, fill dirt, grading,
irrigation supplies, landscap-,
ing, free estimates, delivery
available. 2835 SR 60 E Bar-
tow. (863)533-0624.
HIGH GAIT FARM
Horse boarding, training, les-
sons, dressage arena, round
pen, riding ring, concrete
barn. Ken Allen (863)537-
2720.
JIM'S HOME REPAIR
All types of work. Licensed
and Insured. 863-868-5638.
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

OFFERING
CHILD CARE
in my home.
Experienced.
References.
863-519-9510.


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PHOTOGRAPHY. WE do
weddings and more! Call
Creech Photography at 533-
5676'.
POLK PAINTING, interior, ex-
terior, free estimates, li-
censed. Mike Thomas at 863-
412-9169. .
PORTRAIT AND wedding
photography. Children, fami-
lies, pets, in-home sittings.
Jack Littlefield, Photographic'
Memories. 533-9064.
STATE CERTIFIED '
Serving Florida 20+ years,
shingle, tile, metal, flat roof-
ing. Residental/Commercial.
Licensied/Insured.
CC056374=1 -888-649-1405
FREE ESTIMATES
TIM HUTGHENSON.
WILL CLEAN houses and run
errands. References availa-
ble, 258-8838.


HOUSE
FOR RENT
2 BEDROOM, 1 bath on Lake
Buffum. Washer/dryer. $550
per month. First, last, security.
537-2611 or 581-6805.


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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.


HOUSE
FOR SALE
AFFORDABLE HOUSING
Free computerized list of
Available properties
$100K $500K
In your specific area.
Free recorded message
888-785-8753 ID# 2040
Keller Williams Realty
HISTORIC BARTOW
630 E. Stanford.
4/2, 2,100 sq.'ft.
Recently renovated.
Must See!
Russ Janutolo Realty
$234,000.
(863)221-4282 cell
686-0337 week
PhoneRuss@aol.com.

MOBILE HOME
FOR RENT
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.


GARAGE SALE
ESTATE SALE
Saturday, October 1, 8:00-?
530 Woodlawn Ave., Bartow
Lots of stuff.
FORT MEADE. 433 Syca-
more Street and South Pal-
mato. Saturday, Oct. 1, 8 a.m.
Lots of good stuff.
FRIDAY AND Saturday, 7:00-
12:00. 2305 E. F. Griffin
Road.
FRIDAY AND Saturday, 8-2.
Encyclopedias, desk, micro-
wave and cabinet, videos, re-
cords, 8 track, luggage, ceil-
ing fans, glass closet doors,
bike, work table, toys, blan-
kets, sheets, dishes, clothes,
typewriter, carpeting and
much more. 1150 Shady
Court, Richland Manor.
FRIDAY/SATURDAY, 8 1.
695 Manor Drive. Baby
clothes, walker, stroller, toys,
toddler beds, men's ,women's
clothes, kitchen items, miscel-
laneous.
HUGE YARD SALE
Friday 30th and Saturday 1st.
Furniture, tools, depression
glass and antiques. 545 Mos-
ley Road, Fort Meade.
(863)285-6371, follow signs.
RUMMAGE SALE, Oct. 1,
8:00. Hugh variety. 1575 US
Hwy 17 S. American Legion.
SATURDAY, 10/01/2005
290 Park Lane.
SATURDAY, 8:00-? 520 S.
Jackson Avenue. Furniture,
collectables, bikes, military
items and much more.
2 FAMILY SALE. Saturday,
10/01/2005, 8 a.m. 4th. Street
Homeland.
8 A.M., Friday and Saturday,
505 E. Parker Street. Corner
.of Parker and Hendry. Glass-
ware, collectable, Halloween
decorations, stuffed animals,
books, Piano.
ALTURAS WOMAN'S CLUB
Yard and Bake Sale, at the
club. Furniture, clothes, appli-
ances, lots of stuff. 7:00-2:00,
Saturday, October 1. Refresh-
ments available.
ANNUAL YARD SALE. 595
Easy Street. Friday & Satur-
day, 8 a.m.-? Furniture, bikes,
toys, clothes, strollers; rug
and miscellaneous. CHEAP.




OFFICE SPACE
FOR RENT
FREE FIRST month, 1 year
lease. Executive offices. 400
sq. ft., reception area, kitchen,
separate men/womens rest-
rooms. 3 blocks Courthouse.
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HOSPITAL AND STAFF
WELCOMES
Dr. Peterson and Dr. Cornwell
Now accepting new patients.
775 W. Main Street
533-4402


COMMERCIAL
RENTAL


FOR SALE
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.
ASSORTMENT OF interior
panel doors. You pick $10.
Call 559-7035 anytime.
BABY BED, white $40. 534-
8866.
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.
FRESH OKRA, small and ten-
der. Call 559-7072 or 559-
5002.
HOVEROUND MOTORIZED
chair, TEK FWD Integral.
Very complete. 863-285-6522
leave message. $2,500 OBO.
MUST SELL due to illness,
nice 2 bedroom mobile home,
CHA, appliances, large
screened lanai, work shop,
new storage shed, carport.
Located in a nice Polk County
Mobile Home Park. Immediate
Occupancy. $16,900. 863-
773-6755'.
NEW TRAILER, sprayer and
boom for grove maintenance.
863-439-1793.
THREE LARGE mirrors $3.25
a square foot. One $55. Two
$75 each OBO. Will trade for
any firearm. 863-285-9234.



FREE
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.

55-GALLON STEEL Drums.
Contain residue of soy-based
printing ink. They're behind
The Democrat on Summerlin
Street. Help yourself.
MY NAME is Maggie. I'm a six
month old female mixed breed
and need a good home.
Here's my story. I was home-
less, severely malnourished
and just hours from death. My
foster mom found me, and
then took me to the vet. Dr.
Black and his staff worked
hard to save my life. After
three days, my foster mom
took me home and nursed me
back to health. She can't keep
me and is helping me to find a
loving family. I'm healthy, had
all my shots and worming. I'm
a little shy at first, but i get
along with everyone, especial-
ly kids, as well as other dogs.
I'm housebroken and love to
play. Please call:


GENERAL
HELP WANTED


CUSTODIAL
WORKERS

Seeking custodians for the
following locations:

-Bartow County
Administration Building-
No exp. req'd Mon-Fri, 3:30
a.m. -12:00 a.m.

-Lakeland Adult Facility-
No exp. req'd but must
complete physical exam &
background review. Mon-Fri
8:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.

Must have valid FL driver's
license. Sal. $7.20/hour for
both positions.
Contact: Personnel,
Polk County BOCC
P.O. Box 9005
Drawer CA03
Bartow, FL. 33831 or
call (863)534-6030.
Visit our website and apply
online at
www.polk-county.net.

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.

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.

WANTED
ROOMMATE WANTED.
Share 2 bedroom house in
Bartow area. 271-0026.
WANTED
TO BUY
USED FISHING Reels work-
ing or not. 533-9548.
LOST
LOST PARROT, green, or-
ange, blue. Arn n, of r ,


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GENERAL
HELP WANTED
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.
POSITION IN WATER AND
SEWER DEPARTMENT
THE CITY OF FORT MEADE
is accepting applications for
the position of Water/Sewer
Service Worker 1. A Florida
Drivers License is required
and graduation from an ac-
credited high school or pos-
session of an acceptable
* equivalency diploma. EOE.
A drug-free workplace. Infor-
mation and applications may
be obtained at City Hall, 8 W.
Broadway, or by calling 285-
1119, extension 1. Applica-
tions accepted until job filled.
SITE MAINTENANCE TECH-
NICIAN for 64 unit apartment
complex in Bartow. Must be
knowledgeable in basic
plumbing, electrical ar
HVAC. General Carpentiy
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.
CHILD CARE workerneededed
for afternoon shift. Needs to
be responsible, reliable and
love children. Call 519-0096.
CHURCH MUSICIAN. 863-
285-9373.
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.
VEHICLE
FOR SALE
1996 CHEVROLET Camaro
Good body, motor needs
work. $850 OBO. 537-2611 or
581-6805.
At eep '94
Wrangler. Hard top and full
doors. $1,000 OBO. Mark 1
407-873-8665.

BOAT FOR SALE
1973 17' Fibeiglas Bonito
boat, r,,pcel!',nt condition, 115


APARTMENT
FOR RENT
461 N. Searcy-3 bedroom, 2
bath, $625 monthly, $500 se-
curity deposit. 1 year lease.
603-7715 or 533-4482.
505 N.Searcy Apt. B-Bartow-
2 bedroom/1 bath apartment.
$500 monthly, $400 security
deposit. 1 year lease. Washer
dryer hook-ups. 603-7715 or
533-4482.
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The Polk County Democrat


Sept. 29, 2005


SOut of M9 Range by Pawn Wade


This week, we return to the
bounty of nature and explore veg-
etables E-O.
Last week we saw how exciting
artichokes, carrots and other veg-
gies are, and now we're off on
another exciting alphabet safari.
Try your hand at being an
explorer, and find new.and excit-
ing veggie recipes on the web at
www.meals.com.

E

Eggplant is a yummy veg-
etable, more likely to be know in
the dishes of other cultures. As
eggplant can be bitter, it is advis-
able to cut, salt and let eggplant
rest before using.,
Steamed Eggplant with
Pork
12 oz. eggplant, cut into 3- to 4-
inch-long wedges
2 cups water
1 tablespoon white vinegar
1 teaspoon salt
4 oz. boneless pork, cut into
very thin strips
2 red chili peppers, seeds
removed, cut into matchstick-size
pieces
2 tablespoons water
1 tablespoon dried shrimp,
soaked and finely chopped :
1 tablespoon soybean paste
1 tablespoon Maggi Instant
Chicken Flavor Bouillon
J 1/2 tablespoon peeled, chopped
fresh ginger
1/2 tablespoon finely chopped'
garlic,
1/2 tablespoon finely chopped
shallot
2 teaspoons granulated sugar
2 teaspoons sesame oil
1 teaspoon Maggi Seasoning


Sauce
1/2 teaspoon fermented black
beans, mashed, or black bean
paste with chili and garlic
2 tablespoons chopped green
onions
Combine eggplant, 2 cups
water, vinegar and salt in medi-
um bowl. Soak for 10 minutes;
drain. Place in 10-inch pie plate.
Combine pork, chili peppers, 2
tablespoons water, shrimp, soy-
bean paste, bouillon, ginger, gar-
lic, shallot, sugar, oil, seasoning
sauce and black beans in medium
bowl. Spoon over eggplant.
Carefully place pie plate in
steamer basket; cover steamer.
Steam for 10 to 15 minutes or
until eggplant is tender and pork
is cooked. Garnish with green
onions.
Serves four.


F

Fennel resembles a thick cel-
ern heart, and tastes a bit like
anise. Paired with peppery arugu-
la, this recipe offers an exotic
twist on salad.
Fennel Parmigiano Salad
1 large fennel bulb ,
6 tablespoons olive oil, divided
3 bunches arugula, washed,
excess water removed. stemmed
1 tablespoon red wine vinegar
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/8 teaspoon ground black pep-
per ,
1/4 pound parmesan cheese
Trim any brown spots and the
hard bottom of the fennel bulb.
Cut bulb in half length-wise. Slice
halves crosswise very thinly,
using a meat slicer or food proces-


sor.
Distribute fennel slices among
individual salad plates. Lightly
dress plates using about 1/3 of the
olive oil (reserve the rest for later)
and a sprinkling,of salt and pep-
per. Set plates aside.
Place arugula in a large bowl.
Toss with remaining olive oil,
vinegar, salt and pepper. Arrange
a handful of arugula over each
bed of fennel.
Using the shaving side of a
hand-held cheese" grater or veg-
etable peeler, shave 5 or 6 slices of
parmesan onto the arugula and
serve immediately.
Serves six.


Also known as chickpeas, gar-
banzo beans are a delightful
treat. They come dried and
canned at most stores.
Garbanzos Espahol
1 pound garbanzo beans
1 teaspoon salt
8 fluid ounces tomato sauce
2 tablespoons olive oil
1 onion, sliced
1 garlic clove, crushed
2 whole cloves
1 4 teaspoon pepper
1/4 teaspoon basil
1/4 teaspoon oregano
1/4 teaspoon thyme
Place' garbanzo beans in a
deep, heavy kettle with salt and
water to cover; bring to a boil then
skim the top.
Add tomato sauce, olive oil,
sliced onion, crushed garlic clove,
whole cloves, and pepper. Cover
and simmer gently until the gar-
hanzo beans are tender.


Do not stir or disturb while
cooking, but add water to keep
covered. Season with basil,
oregano, and thyme:
Serves eight.


Roasting garlic adds ,a nutty
flavor. I love roasted garlic in
mashed potatoes, but it also is
good as a seasoning on bread and
vegetables.
Roasted Garlic
1 garlic bulb
1 teaspoon olive oil
1 sprig fresh rosemary
Peel any loose skins off the gar-
lic bulb.
Place garlic bulb in center of
foil. '
Form foil up around the bulb to
form a pouch.
Add olive oil and rosemary
sprig.
Close foil tightly, to keep oil
from leaking out.
Place foil pouch in a preheated
250F oven for 2 1/2 to 3 hours.
Remove f0il pouch and allow
garlic to cool beftjre opening mg foil.
Use as de-il-ed.
(Roasted garlic x ll hold .in the
refrigerator for up to 1 week. ..
Serves six.


What kind of introduction do
green beans need? Not only are
they a tradition in' holiday
casseroles, but they are good on
their own.
Sauteed Green Beans with
Minced Shallots
1 tablespoon olive oil
1/2 pound fresh green beans
1 tablespoon shallots, minced
1/8 'teaspoon salt
1/8 teaspoon pepper
Heat olive oil ovei medium
heat in a large skillet.
Add beans and shallots.
Cook approximately 5 minutes
until beans are crisp and tender;
stirring often.
Season with salt and pepper.
Serves three.


Habanero peppers are very,
very hot. If you are scared or don't
care for hot things, this may not
be the vegetable for you.
Roasted Habanero Salsa
10 habanero chiles*
6 roma tomatoes
1 tablespoon olive oil
1 teaspoon crushed garlic
1/4 cup lime juice
1/4 cup chopped, fresh cilantro
1/8 teaspoon salt
1/8 teaspoon ground black pep-
per
Preheat broiler. In a heat-proof
dish, broil whole chiles, turning
often, until just starting to char.
Seed and chop.* Repeat procedure
with tomatoes.
Combine olive oil and garlic in
a medium bowl. Stir in chiles,
tomatoes, cilantro and lime juice;
add salt and pepper. Mix well and
store covered in the refrigerator.
Habanero chiles are available


in Mexican markets and special-
ized grocery stores.
It's a good idea to use rubber
gloves when handling fresh
.chiles. Disposable surgical gloves,
available at most drugstores,
allow you to get a firm grip on the
chiles.
If you choose not to use gloves,
then be extremely careful not to
touch any part of your body, espe-
cially your eyes. After you've fin-
ished handling the chiles, wash
your knife and cutting board with
hot soapy water.
Serves 10.


I

Who doesn't like iceberg let-
tuce? It's good for sandwiches,
salads, and lettuce wraps.
Shrimp And Vegetables In
Iceberg Lettuce Cups
1 pound cooked medium
shrimp
2 tablespoons Maggi Seasoning
Sauce
1 tablespoon Maggi Taste of
Asia Sv.eet Chili Sauce
1 tablespoon peeled, finely
chopped fresh ginger
1 tablespoon rice wine or white
cooking wine
1 table;spoo n fresh lemon juice
2 heads iceberg lettuce "
3 tablespoons canola oil
1/2 cup diced red onion
1/2 cup finely chopped leeks
(white part only' .
1/2 cup diced .carrot
1 cup diced red bell pepper,
2 tablespoons Maggi kingig
Soy Sauce ,
1 tablespoon rice vinegar
Salt and ground black pepper
1/2 cup nuts, toasted
2 green onions, finely chopped
1 teaspoon sesame oil
Combine '*shrimp, seasoning
sauce, sweet chili sauce, ginger,
wine and lemon juice in medium
bowl. Marinate for 2 hours in
refrigerator.
Cut out lettuce cores and sepa-
rate leaves. Cut leaves into 24 4-
inch squares to make "cups."
Arrange cups on large serving
plate.
Coat large nonstick skillet with
canola oil; heat over medium-high
heat. Add red onion and leeks;
stir-fry for about 30 seconds or
until fragrant. Add carrot; stir-fry
for 1 minute.
Add bell pepper, soy sauce and
vinegar; stir-fry for 30 seconds.
Mix in shrimp and marinade.
Stir-fry for about 1 minute or
until shrimp are heated through.
Season with salt and black pep-
per. Remove from heat.
Stir in nuts, green onions and
sesame oil. To serve, spoon about
2-3/2 tablespoons shrimp mixture
into one lettuce leaf cup, wrap,
and eat by hand.
Repeat with remaining shrimp
mixture.
Makes 24.


J

Try a bit of crunch from jicama.


Also known as the yam bean and
Mexican potato, it is the edible
root of a poisonous plant.
Black Bean and Jicama
Salad With Cumin
Vinaigrette
Offer this savory salad of ten-
der black beans and crunchy jica-
ma to guests and family at your
next cookout. A cumin-Dijon
vinaigrette adds tang and flavor
to accompanying red onions, bell
peppers and corn.
3 tablespoons cider vinegar
2 teaspoons Dijon mustard


1 teaspoon ground cumin
3/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon grated lemon peel
1/8 teaspoon garlic powder
3 tablespoons olive oil
1 can i 15-oz., black'beans,
rinsed and drained
1 cup chopped peeled jicama
1/4 cip : finely chopped red
onion
1/2 cup chopped red bell pepper
1/2 cup whole-kernel corn
2 tablespoons finely chopped
cilantro
2 tablespoons Ortega Diced
Green Chiles
For Vinaigrette:
Combine vinegar, mustard,
cumin, salt, lemon peel and garlic
powder in medium bowl. Add
olive oil; whisk to blend.
For Salad:
Combine beans, jicama, onion,
bell pepper, corn, cilantro and
chiles in medium bowl. Add vinai-
grette;, toss gently.
Refrigerate for 1 hour before
serving.
Serves four.


Kale is a form of cabbage. It
freezes well, and can taste sweet-
er after a frost. Kale is high in cal-
cium, iron and vitamin C.
Pasta with Beans and


Greens
8 ounces bowtie pasta
4 cups chopped onion
1 cup chopped mushrooms
4 cloves garlic, peeled and
minced
1 teaspoon dried rosemary
4 cups torn kale or spinach
1/4 cup raisins
1/2 cup broth, or water (see
cooking tips)
1 can (15-oz.) white beans,
drained and rinsed
2 tablespoons to 4 nuts, prefer-
ably toasted pine nuts or slivered


almonds
2 ounces to 4 parmesan cheese,
coarsely shredded
Cook pasta nac:'ordirin to pack-
age directions: Drain; keep warm.:
Meanwhile, spray a large skil-"
let with vegetable cooking spray.
Saut6 onion, mushrooms, garlic
and rosemary until tender, 5 to 8.
minutes.
Add kale, raisins and broth to
skillet; heat to boiling. Reduce
heat and simmer, covered, until
kale is wilted, 5 to 8 minutes.
Stir in beans and cook until
broth is evaporated, 3 to 4 min-
utes. Stir bean mixture into:
pasta; sprinkle with half of the
Parmesan cheese and nuts; toss.
Season to taste with salt and pep-.
per. Sprinkle with remaining:
cheese to serve.
Serves four.


Kohlrabi is a member of the
cabbage family. Some varieties:
are grown to feed cattle, but it is a'
delicious treat for people as well.
Kohlrabi, Tomatoes And
Cucumbers Recipe
2-1/2 pounds kohlrabi, washed,
quartered
3 tomatoes, quartered
2 cucumbers, peeled, sliced

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