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Democrat Vol. 75, No. 11


Bartow, Florida 33830


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MONDAY
October 3, 2005
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No Gangs, No Guns At BHS


By PEGGY KEHOE
Managing Editor

Just like the fish that gets bigger with
every telling of the tale, rumors of gun-toting
gangs at Bartow High School have been grow-
ing since last week.
Principal Ron Pritchard said 1,600 kids are
"doing what they're supposed to," but eight
arrests over the past several days have fueled
enough rumors to cause parents to check out
250 to 300 students from BHS.
Last Tuesday two students from the self-
contained ESE unit decided to create their
own club, KOB, for Knockout Boys, Pritchard
said. Those students stay in the same class-
room all day, except for lunch, Pritchard said.
They decided they would "knock out" some
other students. They ended up hitting two
young men; one was bruised and the other fell
down and hit the sidewalk. He was checked
out at the hospital and was okay, the principal
said.
The boys who hit them were arrested,
Pritchard said.
On Wednesday, three more students in the
same class decided they "wanted to be
famous, too," and were going to start a fight.
They also were arrested and taken from the
school.


Also last week two female students who
liked the same boy started a fight and were
arrested for disrupting the educational envi-
ronment, Pritchard said.
The principal told faculty "to be aware and
talk to the kids," trying to quell the rumors.
By the end of that afternoon, rumors floating
around the school said that Pritchard himself
had been knocked down. One parent even
called and told him that she heard he had
been stabbed also untrue, he assured her.
Another incident also led to rumors: two
Hispanic boys who both liked the same girl
were called to the office to talk about their
disagreement. Pritchard had Spanish teacher
Martha Laurent sit in on the discussion to
assure there was no miscommunication. At
the end the boys "shook hands and every-
thing was fine," he said.
And a disagreement over the weekend led
to the biggest rumor of all, that a KOB "gang"
member was going to shoot up the school
today. That student was arrested for causing
a disruption, but he had no gun, Pritchard
said.
School staff does take the rumors seriously,
he emphasized, and they are checked out.
BHS has four SROs (school resource officers)
on duty, plus the school board hired two off-
duty Bartow police officers, Captain Robert
W. Green said. Polk Sheriff Grady Judd also


assigned four deputies to the school, Green
said.
"Bartow Police Department is fantastic,"
Pritchard said, and have shown up to watch
the school the whole time. Green said six had
been arrested for disorderly conduct, five
juveniles and one 18-year-old. The five juve-
niles were taken to the Juvenile Assessment
Center and have been released. The older stu-
dent was taken to the Polk County Jail.
Parents have been checking the school out,
and flooding both BHS and the police depart-
ment with calls.
"Sixteen hundred other kids are doing
great things at school and don't like the oth-
ers causing problems," the principal said.
"The kids have been fantastic," Pritchard
said, and there have been no problems since
Wednesday. But every time the rumor gets
"bigger and better," parents line up to check
their kids out of school.
There were no problems at lunch today, he
said, and he emphasized that no guns were
found on campus. Stories of gangs are "all
rumor and innuendo."
Parents are welcome to call or come by, he
said, and walk down the hallways.
"Any rumor I've heard we've checked out
10 ways to Sunday," Pritchard said. "I want
my kids safe at school just like anybody else."


HOMELAND POST OFFICE is a community held recently to note the anniversary. (Staff
institution with 120 years of mail service to the photo by Janice Jared)
small community's residents. A celebration was


Historic Homeland Post

Office Celebrates 120 Years


By DEBRA HOWELL

Homeland Post Office has been
serving its customers for 120
years and celebrated its anniver-
sary on Saturday, Sept. 24.
Postmaster Brent Pinion and
Postmaster Relief Kamie Baker,
as well as past and present postal
dignitaries, Mary Coulter from
the Fort Meade Post Office and
Mae Wynns and Brenda Aust,
were on hand to answer questions
from the public and discuss mail
service.
Mae Wynns served as postmas-
ter in Homeland for 25 years.
Brenda Aust served for nine years
and Mary Coulter served as a
past postmaster for a short time
also.
The reception may have drawn
the entire population of


Homeland, which is 293.
Cake and punch were served
and the area was graced by deco-
rative potted plant arrangements
provided by Homeland resident
Belle Whitley, of Belle Whitley's
Garden.
Guests enjoyed spending time
observing the historic Homeland
memorabilia display at the Post
Office.
Old photographs lined the
walls. A receipt proving that
Homeland had a Burdine's
department store at one time,
was on display.
Historical records declare
"that the people were too well sat-
isfied," was the response given by
an early Homeland settler when
asked why Homeland had not
shown the growth of other
Central Florida regions.
This satisfied, relaxed atmos-


phere is felt at the present time,
even at celebrations.
BrothersFrancis M. and John
Rufus Durrance relocated from
Sumter County in 1851, giving
birth to the community known as
"Bethel."
Later, this pleasant, historic
community was dubbed
"Homeland" by Jack McCormick,
an Irish peddler, who had bought
a home there.
Other early settlers included
Polk African-American residents
Rachael Davis and sons Samuel,
Corrie and Lloyd, who planted
citrus groves and raised cattle,
with benefits derived from the
United States homestead law.
James A. Wilson was the oldest
settler in Homeland, and had a
son, Paul, who was proprietor of
the store at the old "Skeleton
Hotel" at Fort Meade..



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Bartow Man Drowns At Fort Green Mine


John L. Brinson, 45, of Bay
Street in Bartow, died on
Tuesday, Sept. 27, after his bull-
dozer was submerged in a pit at
Mosaic's Fort Green mine in
Bowling Green.
Hardee County Sheriff's
deputies responded to the scene of
the incident on Tuesday, around
10 a.m.
Brinson, who worked at the
mines for about 10 years, had
been directed by his supervisor,
Danny Colding, to remove a sec-
tion of loose dirt around a large
pit, Hardee County Sheriff's


Detective Jim Hall said.
The work was being completed
to allow for a pump to drain the
pit, and Brinson was driving a
closed cab vehicle to complete the
work.
After five minutes of working,
Colding was called back to the
scene after being told Brinson's
tractor was under water and bub-
bles were rising to the surface,
Hall said.
A fellow employee, Tony
McVay, swam to the area. He felt
the top of the tractor with his feet,
and pulled Brinson out of the cab,


Hall said.
McVay then pulled Brinson to
shore and began CPR. Colding
had arrived back at the scene by
this time and called 911.
Brinson had a history of high
blood pressure, and other medical
problems, witnesses said.
In his report, Detective Mark
McCoy said the tracks of the bull-
dozer went directly to the water,
and he observed no evidence that
the dirt around the water had
broken away, causing the acci-
dent.
"We obtained a measurement


of approximately three feet, four
inches," Detective Hall said.
'There was not a gradual slope,
but rather a steep drop-off into
the pit.
'It appears that the machine
got too close to the edge of the pit,
therefore causing the machine to
drop into the pit. Brinson was
unable to successfully exit the
machine before drowning."
The cause of death was listed
by the coroner as accidental
drowning.


City May Take Position On Garbage at Landfill


Bartow city commissioners
will consider this afternoon if
they want to take a position on
announced plans by the Cedar
Trail landfill to seek a state per-
mit to accept "commercial
garbage."
At present, Cedar Trail, locat-
ed on E.F. Griffin Road, is limited
to accepting construction and
demolition debris and yard trash.
In an agreement that settled a
federal court lawsuit, Cedar Trail
agreed not to accept "residential
garbage" for disposal. The busi-
ness has taken the position that
it can accept "commercial
garbage," and in individual pri-


vate meetings with city commis-
sioners, has said it intends to
seek a permit for that purpose
from the Florida Dept. of
Environmental Protection.
The city's approval is not
required, but several commis-
sioners have indicated they want
to go on record with DEP oppos-
ing a permit to bury garbage at
the site.
The landfill discussion will
take place at the commission's
work sessions this afternoon at
5:30 at city hall. The commission
will reconvene at 6:30 for its reg-
ular business meeting.
Other items on the agenda: .


Scheduling of a joint meet-
ing with the zoning board.
Discussion of an appoint-
ment to the beautification advi-
sory board.
First reading of ordinances
annexing three parcels of proper-
ty on Lyle Parkway comprising
20 acres, and designating the
land for low density residential
development.
Consideration of a request to
place a marker honoring the late
Kim Tucker at Summerlin Park
at Wilsons Lake.
Appointments to the zoning
board of adjustment, the code
enforcement board, and the


building and housing board of
appeals.
Approval of a pipeline cross-
ing agreement with CSX
Railroad, for extension of fiber
optic cable.
Acceptance of a state law
enforcement grant of $39,401 for
the police department's victim
assistance program.
Proclamations designating
October as Domestic Violence
Awareness Month, Oct. 3 to 10 as
Fire Prevention Week, and Oct. 2
through 8 as Public Power Week.


School Board Debates Charter School


Proposals, New IB School Zoning


POSTAL OFFICIALS, past and present, gathered
to celebrate on Sept. 24. Visiting with Postmaster
Brent. Pinion are (from left Mae Wynns, Brenda Aust
and Mary Coulter. Postmaster Relief Kamie Baker
(left) manned the window. (Photos by Debra Howelli


By BRETT LOWE
Staff Writer

The controversy surrounding
the proposal for the Edward Bok
Academy charter school has
made its way to the Polk County
School Board.
However, the board will not
make a final decision until a
future meeting.
During their work session on
Tuesday, board members heard a
report from the charter review
committee on five different char-
ter school proposals Edward
Bok Academy, the Life Skills
Center, All Children's Academy,
the PCC Winter Haven
Collegiate High School, and
South McKeel Elementary.
The Life Skills Center was
approved by a 10-to-5 vote, South
McKeel Elementary was
approved 9-6, and the PCC
Winter Haven Collegiate High
School was approved unanimous-
ly.
An 11-4 vote made All
Children's Academy the other
proposal denied along with Bok
Academy.
Carolyn Finch, the presenter
for the charter review committee,
reiterated that a lack of docu-
mented community support and
questions about the academic
and financial viability of the


school led the committee to deny
the Bok Academy proposal.
The proposal also lacked spe-
cific strategies and curricula for
reading programs for both regu-
lar students and those who are
below the expected levels, which
are required by-law in order for
the committee to approve the
proposal, Ms. Finch said.
School Board Member Lori
Cunningham expressed concern
over the fact that, while the other
four proposals were questioned
for clarity, no questions were
directed toward the Bok
Academy proposal.
Ms. Finch said that the com-
mittee had less room to approve
the proposal because of Florida
law concerning reading strate-
gies.
School Board Atty. Wes
Bridges said that law is the only
charter school law that requires
denial if certain requirements
are not met; all of the others only
recommend denial.
School Board Member Brenda
Reddout said that other problems
with the proposal also were seri-
ous enough to warrant denial,
and that she was not feeling par-
ticularly generous because the
group responsible for the Bok
Academy proposal has had expe-
rience with nine other charter
school proposals, and "should


have known better."
The school board also dis-
cussed the zoning for the new IB
school proposed for Haines City
High School.
Dr. Bruce Tonjes outlined the
plan, along with Dr. Ed Vetter,
principal of the Bartow IB school,
and Sue Braiman, future princi-
pal of the new IB school.
According to Tonjes, bound-
aries will follow current school
zones based on proximity to each
school.
The two main areas of discus-
sion were the Lake Gibson zone
and Lake Region zone, both of
which will be in the new IB
school.
Tonjes' research on accidents,
fatalities, and drive times on the
major roads a student from Lake
Gibson would take to get to
either school indicated that there
was little difference in terms of
accidents, but drive time would
be reduced for travel to Haines
City because students could use
Interstate 4 rather than travel-
ing through downtown Lakeland
traffic.
Lake Gibson also will be zoned
to Haines City for population rea-
sons the greater Lakeland
area is home to 50 percent of all
students in the county.
The Lake Region zone largely
will be for the Haines City IB


school, but Dr. Gail McKinzie
said that she would look at indi-
vidual requests to be sent to the
Bartow IB school for students
who live in Eagle Lake. The few
who live in Eagle Lake are much
closer to Bartow than Haines
City, but the majority of the Lake
Region zone is on the other side
of Winter Haven, and Tonjes did
not want to split districts.
Dr. Reddout had concerns
about the Haines City IB school
reaching out effectively to the
large Hispanic population in that
community.
She said that Ms. Braiman's
time at George Jenkins High
School was "not encouraging" to
her, because although that school
was placed in a zone that also
had a large Hispanic population,
Jenkins is considered mostly a
white school, and Hispanic
matriculation and retention is
low.
Ms. Braiman said that she
was aware of those problems, and
she was developing strategies to
increase minority enrollment at
the new IB school.
She felt that it was important
to make personal contact at the
middle school level in order to
encourage parents and their stu-
dents, but she had been waiting

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The Polk County Democrat


October 3, 2005


Community


Yoga Classes Crickette Club Parade,
Offered at Carnival Set Oct. 27


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.


Across
the
Back
Fence


Former Bartow residents
Margery Holm McDaniel, now of
Austin, and Hazel Holm Schul-
ler, 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 join 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.


Bartow's annual Crickette
Club parade will be held Thurs-
day, Oct. 27, beginning at 4 p.m.,
at the corner of First Avenue
and Main Street in Downtown
Bartow.
All entries must be preregis-
tered through Betty Lockard,
534-0120, or they will not be per-
mitted to participate in the pa-
rade. All entries will be subject
to the approval of the Crickette
Club parade committee, and
must be in good taste for family
entertainment.
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Singers Invited to Join in
Magic on Main Performance


Calling all singers!
A community chorus is being
put together to perform at 6 p.m.
at the Magic on Main event Sat-
urday, Nov. 19. The choir will be
accompanied by a brass group
who regularly plays at Disney
World.
The Main Street.grand open-
ing will feature an entire day of
festivities, culminating with the
lighting of more. than 100 trees
on Main.
The event will close with a
street dance after the choir per-


forms.
The Bartow Ministerial Asso-
ciation will give a blessing to
Main Street and the town of Bar-
tow. Canned goods will be col-
lected to be distributed to those
less fortunate.
Two rehearsals will take place
at -First United Methodist
Church on Oct. 16 and Nov. 13
at 3 p.m.
To join the choir, call Ken or
Bonnie Allen at 537-2720, or
Janet Heidtman at 533-3245.


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mentary School, accepts a donation of school supplies from the Jun-
ior Service League of Bartow. The JSL, with help from Citrus &
Chemical Bank and Community National Bank, were able to pro-
vide complete school supply lists for four children in each grade,
kindergarten through fifth. This is the third year the JSL has been
able to provide school supplies ; for local.schools. (JSL photo)


the categories of best profes-
sional, best nonprofessional,
most original, best decorated car/
truck, and best school float.
All units must be appropri-
ately decorated.
The annual carnival, which
will feature games, food, rides,
and more, will open immediately
after the parade at IMC Park,
north of the Bartow Civic Cen-
ter.
Trick-or-treating will take
place in Bartow on Monday, Oct.
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Bok To Hold Sunset & Symphony


Historic Bok Sanctuary will
present the fourth annual Sun-
set & Symphony concert Satur-
day, Nov. 12, at 6 p.m.
The concert offers music from
conductor Andrer, Lane, the Or-
lando Philharmonic Orchestra
and Sanctuary carillonneur Wil-
liam De Turk.
Advance tickets for Sunset &
Symphony are $10 for adults
and $5 for children ages 5-12.
Tickets purchased the day of
the concert will be $12 for adults
and $6 for children ages 5-12.
Children under 5 are admitted
free.
Tickets are on sale now at
Historic Bok Sanctuary, Citizens
Bank & Trust, Central Florida
Eurocars in Lakeland, Winter
Haven Chamber of Commerce
and the Orlando Philharmonic
Orchestra box office.
Concert guests may enter at 4
p.m. to enjoy the serene beauty-
of the Olmsted-designed gardens
at Historic Bok Sanctuary.
"The Orlando Philharmonic
looks forward to performing an-


nually in a perfectly peaceful set-
ting while the sun sets. The
manicured meadow allows for a
gradual incline from the stage to
the carillon, so the entire audi-
ence can see and hear the per-
formance," says OPO general
manager and principal horn
Mark Fischer. "Orchestral music
can be enjoyed without a concert
hall in a beautiful outdoor set-
ting, and this one is ideal."
Guests may bring a picnic or
pre-order dinner from the Caril-
lon Caf6.
The Caf6 will offer a choice of
seven boxed picnic selections. An
order placed by Nov. 9 will re-
ceive a free 11" x 17" poster fea-
turing the Singing Tower. Pre-
ordered dinners are $8.95 plus
tax and can be picked up Nov. 12
at the Carillon Cafe until 5:45
p.m.
For meal information, call
676-1355.
Prior to the concert, guests
may visit the "Instrument Pet-
ting Zoo" from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m.
This event encourages chil-


dren to learn about and play or-
chestral instruments.
A picnic decorating contest, a
crowd favorite, will begin at 5
p.m.
Winners will be selected for
"Most Elegant," "Most Original"
and "Best Fall" picnic themes.
Judging will take place at 5:30
p.m., and winners will be an-
nounced during intermission.
Decorations may not block the
view of others.
For a suggested donation of
$5, concertgoers can enter a
drawing for a private tour of the
Singing Tower for up to five
adults.
The tour will be conducted by
Sanctuary carillonneur William
De Turk and proceeds will assist
with ongoing garden restoration.
The winner will be announced
during intermission.
For more information, on the
concert or contests, call 676-
1408, visit the website at www.
boksanctuary.org or e-mail info@
boksanctuary.org.


Bok Sanctuary Plans Day Of Healing


Historic Bok Sanctuary will
hold its second annual Day of
Healing Arts on-site retreat Sat-
urday, Nov. 5, from 9 a.m. to 4
p.m.
"Participants will be able to


discover a renewed sense of bal-
ance, harmony and well-being as
SM V well as a refreshed spirit, stress
reduction and natural remedies
for good health," Pirjo Restina of
Historic Bok Sanctuary, retreat
organizer, said.
"An optional 8 a.m. early bird
session has been added, increas-
ing this year's concurrent ses-
sions to four to offer a greater
variety of experiences."
Keynote speaker Dr. Corlis
___ Johnson, herbalist, nutritionist,
naturopath and professional
speaker, will present "Personal
Weight Loss Management, Natu-
rally."
Dr. Johnson is the owner of
Nature's Delight Natural Foods
& Herbs Shop and Alterna-
tive-Complimentary Health &
S Education CeAter in Winter Ha-
ven.
Retreat participants will have
their choice of four 55-minute
Dr sessions.
New presenters this year are
Dr. Anthony Faro, chiropractic


physician; Mikki Lawlor, certi-
fied Pilates instructor; Michael
Ball and Beverly Turnbull-
Clarke, herbalists; Joanne Mi-
knis, certified yoga instructor;
Susan Korem, aromatherapist;
Bob Ellington, licensed massage
therapist, and Diana Dean, mas-
sage therapist and reiki practi-
tioner.
Returning instructors are
Valla Dana, M.Ed.; David Cas-
tleberry, tai chi and holistic
stress management specialist;
Joan Dick, Ph.D., meditation
leader; Phyllis Ferguson and Jo-
anne Saxion, licensed massage
therapists and Debi Schornagel,
reiki practitioner.
A Day of Healing Arts will be-
gin with a continental breakfast
of coffee, juice and muffin.
A nutritional lunch served "al
fresco" will offer a choice of vege-
tarian or tropical grilled chicken-
pineapple wrap sandwich, fresh
fruit, beverage and cookie.
The retreat will conclude in
the gardens surrounded by the
beauty of nature and the sooth-
ing sounds of the Singing Tower.
Tickets are $75 or $70 for
Sanctuary members.
This all-inclusive retreat in-


Fifth-Year Celebration Set For
- First Providence MBC Pastor


S__ A fifth-year appreciation cele-
bration will be held for Pastor
.Deryl A. Jones of First Provi-
_- = dence Missionary Baptist
Church in Bartow, beginning
* with a family night on Wednes-
day, Oct. 5, from 6:30 to 8 p.m.
The celebration will continue
- Bartow Lock &


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..- '-S -


Safe Sets
Opening


" "--- Bartow Lock & Safe, Inc.,
' a ~ owned by Don McBroom and
Dolores Lane, former owners of
"- Bartow Lock and Key, will hold
-a grand opening on Oct. 19 at
9:30 a.m.
.- 9:The business is located at
1620 North Broadway, Bartow.
bThe business also offers a mo-
'- bile unit.
-- For more information on the
S business or the grand opening
S* ** event, call 533-2733, 401-5246 or
SS' 401-5245.


Sunday, Oct. 9, with Rev. Mi-
chael Price, pastor of Shoal
Creek Baptist Church in Locust
Grove, Ga., speaking at 11 a.m.,
and an anniversary program at 3
p.m. Guest church for the pro-
gram is Good Hope Missionary
Baptist Church, with Rev. La-
nelle Pickett, Sr., pastor, as
speaker.
The program theme is "A ser-
vant chosen by God preach-
ing and teaching with a pur-
pose." Theme colors are navy
blue, white, and silver.
First Providence is located at
1030 King Street West. For fur-
ther information, call the church
at 533-2322.



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eludes keynote speaker, four 55-
minute sessions, personal nutri-
tional analysis, breakfast, lunch,
door prizes and an afternoon car-
illon concert.
Call 676-1408 to register or
download a registration form at
www.boksanctuary.org/whats-
new/special.html. Early registra-
tion is encouraged and participa-
tion is limited.
Participants are encouraged
to wear loose-fitting clothes and
comfortable shoes and to bring
an exercise mat or blanket.


Lakeland DAR
Meeting Oct. 5
Lakeland Chapter Daughters
of the American Revolution will
meet Wednesday, Oct. 5, at the
McArthur Center of Presbyte-
rian Homes, at 1:30 p.m.
Ann Stepenson, program
manager of the Osteoporosis
Center at Watson Clinic, will
present the program, "Bones:
Make Them or Break Them."
For more information, call
687-3123.




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Bok To Honor Founder's

Memory At Celebration


Historic Bok Sanctuary will
commemorate the birthday of its
founder Edward W. Bok on Sat-
urday, Oct. 9 with an opportu-
nity to walk across the moat that
surrounds the Singing Tower
and special carillon recitals at 1
and 3 p.m.
During the "Crossing the
Moat" event, visitors will enjoy
an experience rarely granted to
visitors. From 10 to 11 a.m. and
again from 2 to 3 p.m., visitors
can enter'the. wrought iron gates
to see the exquisite detail of the
Tower's Great Brass Door, which
depicts the Biblical story of crea-
tion.
Designed by renowned master
iron worker Samuel Yellin, the
masterpiece door weighs ap-
.proximately 1,100 pounds. It fea-
tures 32 brass panels crafted in
repousse, meaning ornamented
with patterns in relief made by
hammering the reverse side.
Visitors also will be able to
watch the 160 new exotic koi
swimming in the moat.
Carillon selections will in-
clude "America the Beautiful,"
by Samuel A. Ward; Stephen
Foster tunes, "Way Down Upon
the Suwannee River" and "My
Old Kentucky Home."
Additionally the recital will
feature a paraphrase on "Come
Down, 0 Love Divine," a compo-


sition by Milford Myhre, carillon-
neur emeritus of Historic Bok
Sanctuary, written in memory of
Anton Brees, the Sanctuary's
first carillonneur.
The recital presents a state-
of-the-art recording of a past per-
formance by Myhre.
Bok was born in the Nether-
lands on Oct. 9, 1863, and immi-
grated to America at age 6.
He became a highly successful
publisher, Pulitzer Prize-win-
ning author, respected humani-
tarian and an advocate of world
peace and the environment.
He spent his lifetime fulfilling
his grandmother's words, "make
you the world a bit better or
more beautiful because you have
lived in it," and those words con-
tinue to be the mission of the
Sanctuary.
The Sanctuary was a gift of
gratitude from Bok for the op-
portunities he received as an
American, and is his living leg-
acy.
Historic Bok Sanctuary is
open from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. with
the last guest admitted at 5 p.m.
Admission is $8 for adults and
$3 for children 5-12. Members
and children younger than 5 are
admitted free.
For more information, call
676-1408 or visit www.boksanc-
tuary.org.


Bok Sanctuary To Yard Sale

Offer Homer Exhibition Raises Money
For Hurricane


Winter Haven artist and art
historian Nancy Adams will pre-
sent a slide lecture entitled
"Winslow Homer: North and
South" on Sunday, Oct. 9, at 2
p.m., in the Orientation Theatre
in the Visitor Center at Historic
Bok Sanctuary.
Homer, a naturalist painter,
is considered one of the greatest
American artists of his time.
His watercolor scenes of the
tropics were painted in a tech-
nique considered advanced for
the day. Homer spent many of
his winters in Florida, and some


of his favorite areas included
Jacksonville, Tampa, Key West
and Homosassa.
Following the slide lecture,
Ms. Adams will offer a gallery
walk in the Sanctuary's Visitor
Center to officially open her art
exhibit "North Woods and South
Woods."
The lecture and gallery walk
are included with Sanctuary ad-
mission and to members.
Registration is recommended
as seating is limited.
For more information or to
register call 676-1408.


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Bartow Garden Club Members
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Katrina Victims
Attend FFGC Conference


A yard sale held at The Par-
lour on Wilson in Bartow on
Sept. 17 raised $1,360.49 for vic-
tims of Hurricane Katrina.
The money was taken to
Lowe's in Lakeland, which
matched donations dollar for dol-
lar. That money was then turned
in to the American Red Cross for
hurricane relief.
Items for the sale were do-
nated by members of the commu-
nity, and Winn-Dixie provided
hot dogs and drinks to be sold
during the event.


Members of the Live Oak and
Planters Circle of the Bartow
Garden Club attended the Flor-
ida Federation of Garden Clubs'
Officers' and Members' Summit
Conference in Sarasota on Fri-
day.
Sue Angle, District VIII direc-
tor, and Rita Hilton of Bartow,
District IX director, sponsored
the conference.
The program included speak-
ers from around the state, as
well as district chairmen. They
informed the participants on
such subjects as youth programs,


The nearer we get to any natural object the more incompre-
hensible it becomes. A grain of sand is undoubtedly not what I


proper use of information and
forms from the state organiza-
tion, parliamentary procedures
and protocol, secretarial min-
utes, and membership.
Luncheon was served by
members of the Sarasota Garden
Club, followed by a trip to the
Marie Selby Botanical Garden.
Members attending from Bar-
tow were Oren Barnhart, Evelyn
Brown, Rita Hilton, Eda March-
man, Georgiann Sumner, Au-
drey Swindal, and Rhoda Whit-
ten.


An adventure is only ai incon-
venience rightly considered. An
inconvenience is only an adven-


take it to be. ture wrongly considered.
-G.C. Lichtenberg -G.K. Chesterton


Christmas At Pinewood

Event Seeks Volunteers


More than 200 volunteers are
needed to assist the staff at His-
toric Bok Sanctuary in operating
Pinewood Estate for its Christ-
mas at Pinewood holiday home
tour held Nov. 25 through Jan.
1.
Pinewood Estate, built in the
early 1930s and listed on the Na-
tional Register of Historic
Places, is a 20-room mediterra-
nean revival mansion that will
be decorated for the holidays.
This year's theme is "Holiday
Splendor." The 11th annual
home tour will showcase the
decorative designs of a collective
group of central Florida busi-,
nesses.
The five-week Christmas at
Pinewood home tour has 900 vol-
unteer shifts that need to be
filled to ensure the success of the
annual event.
,Volunteer opportunities in-


Polk County Family Caregiv-
ers, Inc., is once again planning
its annual Family Caregiver Ap-
preciation and Awards Lunch-
eon.
The event will take place on
Thursday, Nov. 10, at the Chain
O'Lakes Convention Center in
Winter Haven.
: This event is designed to show
appreciation for the many family
caregivers in Polk County who
provide care for their loved ones
who are at home or now living in
facilities.
The organization is seeking
local businesses to participate as


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sponsors by donating $250 to
help defray the cost of this event
for special guests the family
caregivers and their loved ones
who will be attending.
Sponsors will ,be listed on the
luncheon program as well as in
pre-luncheon publicity.
Sponsorship donations are tax
deductible since Polk County
Family Caregivers, Inc., is a
501(c)(3) not-for-profit Florida
Corporation.
To learn more about this
event and the sponsorship oppor-
tunity, call Bill Andrew at 294-
5513.


Naples Zoo Sets

Halloween Event


clude greeting visitors, selling
tickets and driving a shuttle.
Training sessions for CAP vol-
unteers will be held Nov. 17 and
18 in the lecture hall at Historic
Bok Sanctuary.
New volunteers are asked to
select and attend one morning
session from 9:30 a.m. to noon to
learn about the history of the
Sanctuary, Pinewood Estate and
Christmas at Pinewood.
New and returning volunteers
need to attend one afternoon ses-
sion from 1:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Nov. 17 or 18 to discuss the
event theme and specific volun-
teer opportunities. Volunteers
will sign up for their shift sched-
ule at that time.
For more information and an
application, contact Lisa Allen at
676-1408, ext. 2224, or e-mail
lallen@boksanctuary.org.


On Sunday, Oct. 30, kids can
have a spooktacularly good time
celebrating Halloween during
Boo at the Zoo, at Naples Zoo.
Kids can trick or treat
throughout the zoo, join in a cos-
tume contest, and watch animals
have. a' good time "carving"
pumpkins with tooth and claw.
A discount on admission will
be given to visitors who come in
costume to help celebrate the
day. .
With at least one child in cos-
tume, the whole family will re-


ceive half off regular admission.
Regular zoo admission is $15.95
for adults and $9.95 for children.
With costumes (or a coupon from
www.napleszoo.com ), guests can
enjoy all day at the zoo including
the Halloween festivities for
$7.95 for adults and $4.95 for
children.
Kids can trick or treat
throughout the Zoo from 1-4 p.m.
The costume contest will be held
at 3 p.m. with great prizes in-
cluding family zoo memberships
as part of the grand prizes.


Music Camp This

Weekend In St. Pete


The 17th annual edition of the
Sunshine State Acoustic Music
Camp will be presented next
weekend. Oct. 7-9, at Boyd Hill
Envirnomental Studies Area, a
nature park, on 31st Street
North in St. Petersburg.
More than 100 class sessions

TPO Meeting
Set Oct. 4
Polk TPO will host a Land
Use and Transportation Forum
on Tuesday, Oct. 4, at 9 a.m.
The meeting will be held in
the John Fuller Auditorium at
the Winter Haven City Hall, 451
Third Street, NW, Winter Ha-
ven.


will be offered in a wide range of
subjects, including flatpicking
and fingerpicking guitar styles,
manjdolin, bass fiddle, banjo,
Autoharp, Dobro, fiddle, lap dul-
cimer, hammered dulcimer,
songwriting, music theory, group
playing, blues playing and more.
All will be taught by experts.
Free camping is available for
the weekend, along with bunks
in bunkhouses and space for
RV's.
Also included with registra-
tion is a Saturday night concert
featuring all camp instructors
and special guests.
More information available by
e-mailing Charley Groth, camp
director, at rainbowpr@juno.com,
or telephoning 585-5678.


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October 3, 2005


THIN KING OUT LOUD / By S. L. FRISBIE, IV

Pudgy U: The Honor Nobody Wants


EIditorial











Emergency Response


Begins at the Local Level


The endless bickering between the
mayor of New Orleans, the governor of
Louisiana, and the deposed former direc-
tor of FEMA over who was at fault for the
total meltdown in disaster preparedness in
the Crescent City is a classic example of
government at its worst.
A few days ago, the mayor was bound
,d determined to start bringing people
bU ck into New Orleans, while the new
.-d of FEMA was warning that there was
no safe drinking water and only minimal
r_ d ical care was available.
[t was only the approach of Hurricane
Fi-ta that allowed the mayor to make a
i:ce saving reversal of his inane plan to
star t repopulating New Orleans before the
ci ty could sustain healthy life.
Notwithstanding the mayor's poor
judgment, the implicit question in all of
this is whose job is it to take care of New
Orleans: the city's the state's, or the feder-
a! government's?
Florida Gov. Jeb Bush, in a copyrighted
article written for The Washington Post
last week,. pointed out what should be
obvious: the primary responsibility for
local survivalrests at the local level. (You
can read the entire article on
Washi ngtonPost.com.)
"As the governor of a state that has been
hit !- ,. -.:vcn-,hurricanes and two tropical
siir,, in the 'past 13 months, I can say
with c-. inty that federalizing emergency
response to catastrophic events,would be a
disaster as bad as Hurricane Katrina,"
Bush wrote.'.
"Just as all politics are local, so are all
di Ta is
di-a '- r-,: Tie most effective response is
one that stur 41 the local, leve .and .grows
with the -upport of surrounding commu-
nities, the ..tafe and then the federal gov-
ernment. The bottom-up approach yields
the .best. 'and" quickest results -- saving
lives, protecting property and getting life
back to normal as soon as possible.
"Furthermore,' when local and state gov-
ernments understand and follow emer-
gency plans appropriately, less taxpayer
money is heeded from the federal govern-
ment for relief." ,
Florida's emergency response team, he
said, includes state agencies,' the Florida
I I .. 1* 1. ", ', I I I* '*


National Guard, first responders, volun-
teer organizations, private and public
health care organizations, and electric
companies. They move into high gear
before not after a hurricane hits.
"The current system plays to the
strengths of each level, of government. The
federal government cannot replicate or
replace the sense of purpose and urgency
that unites Floridians working to help their
families, friends and neighbors in the after-
math of a disaster.
"If the federal government removes con-
trol of preparation, relief and recovery
from cities and states, those cities and
states will lose the interest, innovation and
zeal for emergency response that has made
Florida's response system better than it
was 10 years ago."
FEMA's role, Bush suggested, should be
to come in after the disaster with a large
checkbook and the ability to provide such
things as mass temporary housing.
The governor is right on every point.
Local authorities are in a far better position
to plan and carry out emergency response.
Nowhere in the state has that skill been
more dramatically demonstrated than
right here in Polk County.
As in most matters of government, the
people most knowledgeable of and able to
respond to local problems are at the local
level.
When the voters of a city or state discov-
er that their elected leaders are unable or
unwilling to accept that responsibility,
they should do what voters do best: elect
new leadership.


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Tent ll 'udiest University in
America.
Not exactly the kind of honor
that you campaign for in
Billboard.
Best I' rty School?
Okay!
'he president and the dean of
students always deny it, but the
kids love it.
At the University of Florida,
which could just about retire the
trophy by now, they love it
because it's true.
At The George Washington
University, which has won only
once, they love it because it's
hilarious. Kids at GWU actually
study.
In either case, the kids love the
notoriety, with the exception of
the really serious intellectuals.


And since when does two percent
of the student body carry that
much sway?
But to be ranked among the
Top 10 Pudgiest Schools in the
Republic, that hurts.
The University of South
Florida received that dubious dis-
tinction last week from The
Princeton Review, and the stu-
dents welcomed it with all the
enthusiasm of a parking ticket
from the campus cops.
"Lightweight Study Finds USF
Ranks 10th Fattest," sniffed
Mother Trib in reporting the find-
ings.
"The sample size about 15
students per school, or 0.035 per-
cent of USF's 43,000 students -
hardly inspires confidence," the
reporter harrumphed.


Gotta wonder what would
have been the reaction if USF was
rated the leanest, healthiest
school, based on a survey of 15
kids, but there I go being a cynic.
That honor, incidentally, went
to Brigham Young University,
deemed healthiest of the 660
schools in the survey. The
University of Louisana-Lafayette
was deemed the Pudgiest School
in America. Hey, with all that
Cajun cooking what else could
you expect?
How did USF earn its place as
a Weightwatchers Toxic Site?
"Maybe they hit the fat part of
campus," one USF student sug-
gested. I've heard of Fraternity
Row, Sorority Row, and occasion-
ally a Skid Row in campus com-
munities. I guess I never ran


across a Fat Row.
The director of the university's
campus recreation department
said the school offers 54 non-
credit fitness classes. About 2,000
students a day use the recreation
complex, and 8,000 play intra-
mural sports.
A civil engineering student
from the Bronx who works out
five days a week says the prob-
lem is that the kids who were
interviewed were the only ones
available to be surveyed.
"The fat people aren't coming
to the gym," he explained.
Hey kid, drop the civil engi-
neering program. You've got a
great career ahead of you in pub-
lic relations.


OUR READERS SAY


Step in the Right Direction


BARTOW Thank you
Bartow planning commission.
Thank you for your stepping
out in the right direction. With
your bold stand'you are giving
present and future Bartowans a
choice of lifestyles. Your voting to
deny the request for the same old
10,000 to 12,000 square foot lot
size on EF. Griffin Road hopeful-
ly will tell future developers
something our city planners
could not get across: Bartow has
enough small tract housing.


The "Our Town Bartow" orga-
nization is not against develop-
ment. They want responsive
development that reflects the rich
heritage of oaks and azaleas.
They want space where children
can play in their own yard. Space
where boats and RVs can be
parked at home, not at a storage
rental site presently under con-
struction on north E.F. Griffin
Road. Space where a child could
have the enrichment of raising a
4-H project, be it an animal or a


plant. Not all people want small
lots where they don't have these
opportunities.
The city has approved thou-
sand of the small 10,000 to 12,000
square foot lots with no space for
future growth or the amenities
mentioned above.
Realtors in Bartow have said
there are not enough one-acre or
larger tracts to sell and they
would welcome this choice. Why
not give the present and future
home buyers a true choice.


The Bartow city commission-
ers at their Oct. 3, 6:30 p.m., meet-
ing will once again be presented
the opportunity that the planning
commission had. Hopefully they
too will see that enough is
enough and its time to stand and
deny the same old lot sizes.
Residents of Bartow, your
encouragement is needed. Call
your commissioners, or better yet
come to the meeting. You can
make a difference.
T. FRANKLIN BLACK


OUR READERS SAY

Don't Rush Into a Bad Decision


OUR READERS SAY'

Bartow: A .Special Place


I've composed this letter many
times (in my mind) over the .past
40 years that I have lived here,
but never taken the time to write
it.
I was raised in Blue Island, Ill.,
a suburb of Chicago. We lived on
a busy street, did not socialize
with our neighbors, were afraid
to go out at night, and had a very
small circle of friends from
church and school.
When I was '9, I met my thus-.


band' and after serving four
years in the Marine Corps, we
,moved backed to his home,
Bartow.
I never loved a place like I love
Bartow. The people of this town
have reached out to our family
during my daughter's illness, not
once but many times. The cards,
letters, money, flowers, food and
support have been unbelievable.
My husband, some of my chil-
dren, and I have been privileged


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to teach for many years.
Watching my little 4-year-old stu-
dents grow up and mature has
been such a blessing for me. Now
I'm getting to teach some of, their
children.
No matter where I go, a little
voice says "Hi, Miss Bonnie!" The
love I've experienced here is
totally overwhelming.
Thank you so much, people of-
Bartow, for all you've done for all
the Allen family.
Whenever I travel and
pass though a little town, I
say to myself, "Somebody
loves this place the way I
love Bartow."
We are so fortunate to
live in this city with so
many caring folks. I really
feel that this is my home,
and I am so glad that my
husband brought me here.
Can't wait to see the
1S improvements on Main
Street, and hope that our
new growth will not
destroy the hometown
atmosphere that has nur-
tured my family and me.
God bless you, wonder-
ful Bartow. I love you.
BONNIE ALLEN


BARTOW I too am a citizen
of Bartow and I would like to see
more homes with one-acre lots.
Just because more people would
bring more money does not mean.
that Bartow would profit.
As a result of more people, the
City of Bartow and its citizens
would have to pay more out. We
have to look at the big picture.


Lately, I feel like we have been
living in a Boris Karloff movie
only Boris is living somewhere
else.
He is having fun and we are
stuck with hurricanes, people
drowning, and God 'only knows
what kind of fungi are lurking
behind every drop of water and
bite of food. It is a disaster, in the
truest sense of the word.
I have had the television on to
the news constantly, 24 hours a
day. It is unbelievable, living just
outside of Atlanta, as I do, to feel
the urge to get ready. Probably a
leftover from working for the
Florida Highway Patrol.
I felt the need to make some
sort of preparations. Don't ask
me why. My car, Petunia T.


The more people in a given area
means more cost to service utili-
ties, more police protection, more
fire protection, more schools, etc.
You have the extra equipment
that is needed for all of these
extras as well as the extra man
power needed.
We also need to remember that
the larger our city becomes the


Cruiser has plenty of gas in her
tank. I can't remember how long
it has been since I filled her up. I
have bought plenty of dog food,
bird seed, made plenty of food
for the hummingbird feeder, and
bought a mixture of everything in
a sack for squirrels, chipmunks,
rabbits, and whatever might be
running around.
The people next door have a
swimming pool, so they won't
run out of water and can water
everything in the neighborhood,
if necessary.
I don't know what to do. I was
busy just getting my fall cleaning
done before I go to Bartow for my
class reunion in October. All of a
sudden, the whole ,world has
gone mad. I know I have.


more our taxes will be, the more
our insurance rates will be, and
the more our utilities will be to
cover the costs of more people
moving into our city.
There are many homes already
here that are on smaller lots if one
chooses not to have a one-acre
home site. Bartow has grown so
much over the past 10 years but I


I was going to buy a new desk
chair for my office and then
thought, "Why am I buying a
new chair?" That was an easy
one. They had a terrific sale at the
office supply store and I couldn't
resist.
" I also bought a new keyboard.
I had bought a new computer
and it had a black keyboard. I
bought a new white keyboard
and Blake took the black one.
We're both happy with that deci-
sion.
That isn't much help with the
national situation, but it's the best
I can do.
Totally off of the subject -
does anyone know why at the
bottom of this computer screen
there are listed in their own little


do believe we need to sit back
and take things a little slower and
really look at the end result of our
actions before we make any deci-
sions.
A decision that is delayed is
better than a bad decision made
in haste.
CHERYL STEELE


spaces, "Document 1, Document
2, Document 3"?
I guess I could go out and look
for my red bathrobe. It is getting
cool here now and I will probably
need it. It's probably at the dry
cleaners.
Hope they haven't disposed of
it.
Goodbye and good luck for
now.
P.S. Good news! I found my
red bathrobe, after going up to
the dry cleaners.. It wasn't there,
either, but I found it in the guest
room closet. I think I will take it
up there and have it cleaned. That
poor man at the cleaners must
have looked through 400 items
hanging on racks.
I do lead an exciting life.


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Katherine B. Gunter

Katherine B.
Gunter
Katherine B. Gunter, 86, of
Fort Meade, died Saturday, Oct.
1, 2005, in Fort Meade.
Born in Paducah, Ky., on
June 20, 1919, Mrs. Gunter
moved to Fort Meade from
Wauchula 50 years ago.
She was a homemaker, and a
member of the First Church of
God in Fort Meade.
Mrs. Gunter was preceded in
death by her husband, John W.
Gunter.
Survivors include two sons,
Billy Gunter of Fort Meade and
Larry Gunter of Bartow; three
daughters, Susan Cotton of Fort
Meade, Kathy Smith of Port Or-
ange, and Mary Helen Load-
holtes of Peach Tree City, Ga.;
two sisters, Doris Neal of Lees-
burg and Betty Jean Griner of
Highland City; 13 grandchildren;
and 18 great-grandchildren.
Visitation: .Tuesday, Oct. 4,.
from 10 to 11 a.m., at First
Church of God of Fort Meade,
215 Perry Avenue.
The funeral will follow Tues-
day at 11 a.m. at the church,
with Dr. Malcolm Rigel and Rev.
Clifford Smith officiating.
Interment: Evergreen Ceme-
tery in Fort Meade.
Arrangements: McLean Fu-
neral Home, Fort Meade.

Marvin Dewey
Lee
Marvin Dewey Lee, 72, of
Lake Wales, died of cancer
Thursday, Sept. 22, 2005, at
Winter Haven Hospital.
Born in Live Oak on Jan. 10,
1933, Mr. Lee moved to Lake
Wales from Bartow 17 years ago.
He was a retired truck driver.
Mr. Lee was preceded in
death by his father, Carl Lee; his
mother, Armathie Bass Lee; one
son, David Ronald Lee; and one
daughter, Judy Ridger.
Survivors include his wife,
Mildred Lee; three daughters,
Theresa Schindler of Winter Ha-
ven, Debra Clayton of Mulberry,
and Rosie Box of Lake Wales;
seven sons, Calvin Lee of Nash-
ville, Tenn., Michael Lee of Lake
Wales, Marvin Lee of Lakeland,
Paul Lee of Lake Wales, Darrell
Lee of Nashville, Tenn., Frankie
Diamond of Winter Haven, and
Gean Johnson of Mulberry; two
sisters, Frances Patton of Dover
and Marie Squire of California;
one brother, Jerry Lee of Lake
Wales; 33 grandchildren; and 36
great-grandchildren.
The funeral: Saturday, Oct. 8,
at 11:30 a.m., at Wildwood
Cemetery in Bartow.
Arrangements: Central Flor-
ida Casket Store and Funeral
Chapel, Lakeland.

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Doris H. Gunn


Doris H.
Gunn
Doris H. Gunn, 85, of Fort
Meade, died of heart failure
Thursday, Sept. 29, 2005, at her
home.
Born Feb. 3, 1920, in New
Britain, Conn., Mrs. Gunn
moved to Fort Meade from Plant
City five years ago.
She was a homemaker, and
she was Baptist.
Survivors include six daugh-
ters, Ethel J. Gunn Lanier of
Fort Meade, Evelyn R. Worley of
Arcadia, Irene Paulk, Viola
Paulk, and Edna Holleyfield, all
of Plant City, and Dorothy H.
Hardwell of Madison, Tenn.; two
sons, Charlie Hardwell of Plant
City and Ralph Wesley Hardwell
of Okeechobee; 18 grandchildren;
24 great-grandchildren; and 12
great-great-grandchildren.
Visitation: Sunday, Oct. 2,
from 4 to 6 p.m., at' McLean Fu-
neral Home in Fort Meade.
The funeral: Monday, Oct. 3,
at 2 p.m., at Turkey Creek
Cemetery, with Rev. Joe Parrish
officiating.


Wayne E. Manns


Wayne E.
Manns
Wayne E. Manns, 47, of Bar-
tow, died Tuesday, Sept. 27,
2005, in Bartow.
Mr. Manns was born in Bar-
tow on Nov. 10, 1957.
He was disabled,
Survivors include his mother,
Mattie L. Manns of Bartow; one
daughter, LaToya Curtis of Win-
ter Haven; three brothers, Ben-
jamin Harris, Jessie Harris, and
Leniar Manns, all of Winter Ha-
ven; four, sisters, Glovenia Scott
of Winter Haven, Nadine Manns
of Bartow, Zeilestine Washing-
ton of Lakeland, and Margaret
Smith Noble of Bartow; and two
grandchildren.
The funeral: Tuesday, Oct. 4,
at 11 a.m., at Gause Funeral
Home in Bartow.


Kathleen T.
Vejvoda
Kathleen T. Vejvoda, 85, of
Avon Park, died of complications
of dementia Thursday, Sept. 22,
2005, at The Oaks.
lt Mrs. Vejvoda was born in
Ohio on Jan. 1, 1920.
She was a librarian for the
Diamond Alkali Co. She at-
tended First United Methodist
Church in Sebring.
Mrs. Vejvoda was preceded in
death by her husband, Cecil Gar-
ner,
Arrangements: Gentry-Morri-
son Funeral Home, Dukes Steen
Chapel, in Lakeland.



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Farmers May Now Extend CRP Contracts


Obituaries


Farmers and ranchers can
now re-enroll or extend their
Conservation Reserve Program
(CRP) contracts expiring in 2007
through 2010, announced Kevin
Kelley, state executive director
for USDA's Farm Service Agency
(FSA).
"We're offering farmers and
ranchers re-enrollments and con-
tract extensions so they can take
full advantage of the environ-
mental benefits of this program,"
said Kelley. "Re-enrolling and
extending these contracts is part
of the president's plan to fully
use the nearly 40 million acres of
CRP to improve water quality as
well as wildlife habitat."
In order to determine who
might be able to re-enroll or ex-
tend their CRP contract, USDA's
Farm Service Agency (FSA) will
use the Environmental Benefits
Index (EBI) that was in place
when the contracts were first
written.
The EBI is a measuring sys-
tem that assigns point scores to
the contracts and then nation-
ally ranks all CRP land enroll-
ment offers.
Several environmental out-
comes factor into EBI point
scores such as improving wildlife
habitat, water quality, and air
quality and reducing soil ero-
sion.
The EBI scores are based
upon a 100 percentile that is di-
vided into five ranking tiers.
In the first tier, CRP produc-
ers ranking in the top 20 percent
of the EBI can re-enroll their
land in new contracts and farm-


ers and ranchers with wetlands
in this ranking can receive con-
tract terms of 10- to 15- years.
CRP producers ranking
within the second tier, between
the 61-80 percent, can extend
their contracts for five years.
Farmers and ranchers ranking
within the third tier, 41-60 per-
cent, can extend their CRP con-
tracts by four years.
Those ranking in the fourth
tier, between 21-40 percent, can
receive three-year extensions.
And those contracts ranking
in the fifth tier of the 20 percent
of CRP producers can extend
their contracts by two years.
As a result of this land conser-
vation program, many wide-
spread environmental benefits
have evolved.
For example,
Reductions in soil erosion
are reaching more than 450 mil-
lion tons per year, thereby in-
creasing air quality due to less
airborne contamination.
Sediment and nutrient run-
off into rivers and streams is im-
proving.
The U.S. Fish and Wildlife
Service estimates that CRP is in-
creasing duck populations by
more than two million per year.
Ring-necked pheasant popula-
tions in Minnesota, North Da-
kota, South Dakota and Ohio are
rising by 200 percent.
CRP is increasing grasshop-
per sparrow, lark bunting and
eastern meadowlark popula-
tions.
The long-absent prairie
chickens in Texas are reappear-


Bartow Regional Medical Cen-
ter has increased its number of
emergency patients by about 50
percent in the past six months
through speeding up emergency
care, building better relations
with Polk County's emergency
medical service, and marketing,
CEO Justin Davis told the Bar-
tow Rotary Club.
Davis became CEO on April 1
of this year, the day that Health
Management Associates, Inc.,
purchased Bartow Memorial
Hospital from LifePoint Hospi-
tals, Inc., and renamed it.
At the time of purchase, the
average length of an emergency
room visit was five-and-a-half
hours, Davis said; HMA's corpo-
rate, goal is two-and-a-half
hours.
Within 60 days, BRMC had
reduced the average emergency
room visit to less than two
hours, he said.
The average number of daily
emergency room visits has risen
from about 65 to 100 or more,
Davis said. In addition to im-
proving the speed and marketing
the improvements, the hospital
has established a better working


relationship with Polk County
EMS.
"Our patient satisfaction is
way up," he said.
The emergency room "is the
front door to the hospital," Davis.
said, because 60 percent of pa-
tients enter through the emer-
gency department.
Improvements in speed came
through installation of an up-
graded computer system, and co-
operative efforts from all depart-
ments.
"This is the only hospital I've
ever been whereAthe staff isn't
afraid of change," Davis said.
"That was totally unex-
pected."
About 70 percent of the
changes implemented were sug-
gested by the existing hospital
staff, not by the new manage-
ment, he said.
HMA bought two hospitals in
February, and the Bartow hospi-
tal two months later.
"We were ahead of them in
the acquisition process in 30
days" because of the receptive-
ness of the staff and the support
of the community, Davis said.
Watson Clinic cardiologists


Share Sign-up Set


Share of Fort Meade will have
its October sign-up on Friday,
Oct. 7, from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. at
Oak Park Baptist Church, 615
Olandt.
October's pick-up date is Oct.
22 from 8 to 9 a.m. at the
church.
The "Share The Season
Christmas and Thanksgiving
Packages" will go on sale in No-
vember.
This month's basic package
will have chicken leg quarters,
fully-cooked mesquite chicken
breast, ground turkey, ground

Two Business
Seminars Set
Florida Small Business Devel-
opment Center at the Central
Florida Development Council
Polk County, will offer two busi-
ness seminars on Tuesday, Oct.
4, at the, Citrus & Chemical
Bank building (600 North Broad-
.way Ave., Suite 300, Bartow).
The first seminar entitled,
"Steps to Starting a Small Busi-
ness" will be presented from 9:30
a.m. until noon, and includes a
$30 fee for instructional materi-
als.
The second seminar entitled
"Women/Minority Certification"
will be presented from 5:30 until
7:30 p.m.
This course time was designed
for existing business owners
looking for opportunities with
the government or private sec-
tor. In addition, attendees will
learn to complete the State of
Florida Certification application.
There is no cost to attend this
seminar.
Seating is limited.
To register or obtain addi-
tional information, call 534-
2503.


beef, fully-cooked meatballs,
salmon, and a produce package
for $18.
The special this month in-
cludes a new turkey boneless
breast roast for $13.25.
The combo pack will include
two boneless pork chops, four
beef hamburger patties, two
boneless chicken breasts, and
two USDA sirlion filets for only
$11.50.
The select menu chart, where
participants may pick just what
*they want, will include new
items corn dogs without a
stick, plain Bagelers, fully-
cooked chicken fajitia strips, and
Jennie-O turkey franks.
Anyone can sign-up for Share,
and although the organization
does accept foods stamps, it's not
a federal program.
In addition to payment, par-
ticipants are expected to com-
plete two hours of community
service.
For more information call
285-8989.

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have been members of the
BRMC staff since June, and the
hospital will add a cardiac cath
lab, he said. At present, more
.than half the transfers from Bar-
tow to Lakeland Regional Medi-
cal Center are for heart cathe-
terizations, he said.'
The hospital also will add di-
alysis to its medical services,
and will add hyperbaric medi-
cine to its wound care center.
The hospital has revamped its
cafeteria service, and on Nov. 10
will unveil the Osprey Cafe to
the community at a Chamber of
Commerce "Fun Thursday" re-
ception. It will have expanded
hours and will remain open on
weekends.
"It's not like a hospital cafete-
ria any more," he said.
The CEO's goal is to make
BRMC the hospital of choice for
patients from Bartow, Highland
City, Fort Meade, Mulberry, and
South Lakeland.
The two-story hospital was
designed so that a third floor
and a fourth wing can be added.
Davis said he hopes to in-
crease the capacity to more than
100 beds within 18 months.



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The Polk County Democrat 5


USDA Offers Dairy

Program Extension


ing.
CRP is helping Columbian
sharp-tailed grouse recover.
New bird habitats in the
Northern Great Plains are
emerging.
Western state populations
of big game elk, mule deer,
white-tailed deer and pronghorn
antelope are increasing.
In spring 2006, FSA will write
to CRP producers with contracts
expiring Sept. 30, 2007, to dis-
cuss whether those contracts are
eligible for re-enrollment or ex-
tension.
Farmers and ranchers will
confirm their contract interests
at that point and a compliance
check will be necessary.
Fifteen-year contracts expir-
ing Sept. 30, 2007, are not eligi-
ble for re-enrollment or exten-
sion. During the next several
months FSA will update the
CRP rental rates to better reflect
local market rates for cropland
on new contract re-enrollments
and will review cropland enroll-
ment limits on a county-by-
county basis.
CRP is a voluntary program
for agricultural producers, which
help them protect environmen-
tally sensitive land. Producers
enrolling in CRP plant long-
term, resource conservation cov-
ers with USDA providing rental
payments and cost-share assis-
tance.
A list of CRP acres by state
with contracts expiring in 2007-
2010 can be found at
http://www.fsa.usda.gov/dafp/
cepd/crp.htm.


Dairy farmers who experi-
enced production and spoilage
losses caused by last year's dev-
astating hurricanes still have
time to sign-up for the U.S. De-
partment of Agriculture's
(USDA) 2004 Dairy Disaster As-
sistance Payment Program
(DDAP).
The new deadline for dairy
farmers to apply for DDAP is
Oct. 10.
"The original Sept. 9th sign-
up deadline has been extended
to Oct. 10, and any dairy pro-
ducer interested in signing up
for the program should visit
their local FSA office as soon as
possible," said Kevin Kelley,
state executive director for US-
DA's Farm Service Agency
(FSA).
"Last year, Hurricanes Char-
ley, Frances, Ivan and Jeanne
severely affected our dairy pro-
ducers in Florida. This program
will provide much-needed finan-
cial relief to producers who suf-
fered dairy production and milk
spoilage losses."
The DDAP program provides
up to $10 million to assist dairy
producers who experienced
losses due to the 2004 hurri-
canes in certain portions of fol-
lowing states: Alabama, Florida,
Georgia, Louisiana, Mississippi,
North Carolina, and South Caro-
lina.
Sign-up began Aug. 15, 2005.
The new application deadline
will be 14 calendar days after
the publication of the DDAP pro-
gram final regulation in the Fed-
eral Register.
The 2004 Dairy Disaster As-
sistance Payment Program is
authorized by the Military Con-
struction Appropriations and
Emergency Hurricane Supple-
mental Appropriations Act of
2005.
Many dairy producers in-
curred devastating decreases in
production due to cattle losses,
stress on producing cows, and
milk that had to be dumped due
to lack of electricity, closed milk
plants and damaged contain-
ment equipment.
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losses by providing payments to
offset part of the commercially
marketed milk losses incurred to
in the United States.
To be eligible, the loss must
have occurred in a county de-
clared a disaster in 2004 due to
hurricanes. Dairy producers in
counties contiguous to an ap-
proved county are not eligible.
Applicants must provide ade-
quate proof of the dairy opera-
tion's commercial production, in-
cluding any dumped production,
from July through October 2004.
Applicants also must certify
that losses for which compensa-
tion is claimed were hurricane-
related.
Payments will begin soon af-
ter sign-up ends. Each eligible
dairy operation's payment will
be calculated by multiplying the
eligible pounds by the average
price received for commercial
milk production during the eligi-
ble months.
hi the event available funds
are insufficient to compensate
eligible producers, eligible losses
above 20 percent will be paid at
the maximum per pound rate
and losses below 20 percent will
be made at a rate that will ex-
haust the available funds that
remain following payment of eli-
gible losses at the higher level.
Details on DDAP can be found
online at:
http://www.fsa.usda.gov/pas/
publications/facts/html/ddapO5.h
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6 The Polk County Democrat October 3, 2005


education




ews


Read Polk
SRead Polk, the non-profit coa-
lition of dedicated to improving
adult and family literacy, has
announced that its adult spelling
bee will, be held on Thursday,
Oct. 6, at the Bartow Civic Cen-
ter beginning at 5:30 p.m.
,The purpose of the spelling
bee, a take-off on the long-stand-
ing. school -spelling bee, is to in-
crease awareness about literacy
issues and to raise funds to in-
crease literacy efforts in Polk
County
Businesses will compete
against each other to determine
which company has the county's
best speller. -
"The' corporate spelling bee
was very popular through the
mid-1990s," said Brenda Red-
dout, Read Polk president.'
"When the countywide literacy ef-
fort stalled around that time, the
countywide. spelling bee fell by
the wayside. Only Lake Wales
Literacy Council has continued
the tradition of a spelling bee."
'Dr. -Reddout:isaid that the
Read Polk board, some of whom
have'been involved in literacy ef-
forts for, years, had discussed
how much fun business people
had at the earlier spelling bees.
The board decided to re-insti-
tute the bee to raise awareness


Sets Adult Spelling Bee


about literacy needs in the
county, and to raise funds to
meet the needs.
"We know that northeast Polk
County is an underserved area,"
Dr. Reddout said. "We also have
other pockets around this county
where there are many families
and individuals in need of tutor-
ing services.
"Even in areas we currently
serve such as Lakeland, Lake
Wales, Winter Haven and
Auburndale, there are many peo-
ple who still need service. If we
,can help the community make
the connection between the goals
of Polk Vision and Read Polk as
a vehicle to meet some of the
goals, we know we can improve
literacy rates in our county. The
Spelling Bee is a fun way to help
achieve this goal."
The Spelling Bee will begin
with social time and a cash bar
at 5:30 p.m., followed by dinner
catered by Harry's Seafood Bar
and Grille.
The Spelling Bee will begin at
7 p.m., and will feature some of
the best adult spellers in the
county.
Already, 16 teams have
signed up to compete.
These teams include: Bright
House Networks Bee Brights;


Read Lakeland Spellbinders;
The Ledger Spell Checks; Learn-
ing Resource Center Bee Read-
ers; Polk Works Worker Bees;
Mid Florida Credit Union Polli-
nators; Publix Super Markets
Charities "Buzzin' Baggers";
Polk County School Board-
PSCBees; Pengeo-Finger Lickin'
Good Bees;
Auburndale/Winter Haven
Literacy Council Do-Bees; Nu-
Jak Development, Inc., Yellow
Jackets; Florida Southern Col-
lege Spell Rights; Polk County
Library Cooperative Queen Bees;
Lake Wales Literacy Council
Lake Walean Buzzers; as well as
teams from Tampa Electric and
Citizens Bank and Trust.
Tables are still available for
purchase and start and $500. In-
dividual tickets to the event are
$50 per person.
Ken Suarez, the Polk County
report for Channel 13 Fox News,
will pronounce the spelling
words. Bob Macey will serve as
master of ceremonies. Judges
are Hunt Berryman, Nancy
Thompson and Paul Weaver.
For more information, contact
Monica Schreiber at 646-2979 or
660-2336 or e-mail at Monica22@
tampabay.rr.com.


Honor Roll


First Methodist School
Honor Roll
First Six Weeks

A Honor Roll

First Grade Jacob Bowen,
David Carroll, Adrianna Croom,
Andrew DeVore, Noah Embree,
Leah Fennelly, Michael Gregory,
Melysse Hall, Dennis Hodgins,
Ryan Holle, Sadie Patterson and
Kaitlynn Stanfill.
Second Grade Noah Cole,
Megan Harrelson, Kelsianne
McMillan and Dalton Miles.
Third Grade Chase Alfsen,
Emily Harrelson, Britney Mead-
ows, Kayla Seger and Sylvia
Young.
Fourth Grade Cheyenne
Sharp and Deanna Wodecki.
Fifth Grade Holly Scott
and Hannah Hayes..
Sixth Grade Brenton' Wil-
lis.

A and B Honor Roll
First Grade Kasi Brannon,


BFD

Receives

Two Grants
Bartow Fire Department has
been awarded two grants.
The first is a grant for a ther-
mal imaging camera valued at
$15,000 from the commercial
equipment district assistance
program, from the Department
of Homeland Security.
The second is an award of
$161,244 from the 2005 Fire Act
Grant from the Department of
Homeland Security for the re-
placement of the self-contained
breathing apparatus. This grant
requires a $17,914 match, which
the city has budgeted for in the
2005-06 budget.
Those working on the grants
included Deputy Chief Bruce
Munroe, Deputy Chief Bobby
Pitman and Linda Allen, grants
coordinator.

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Reed Fussell, Mary K. Meier,
Andrew Pitman, Alexis Sasser
and Sydney Sumner.
Second Grade Austin Cook,
Lauren Layton, Bayli Robinson,
Zachary Weiss and Rhylee
Welch.
Third Grade Hope Bran-
nan, Ashley Heath, Ruby Lewis,
Mikayla Mooney, Evan Presnell
and Jesse Sansom.
Fourth Grade Austin Ar-
nold, Hank Campbell, Gage
Ethridge, Brooke Farrer, Austin
Irazoqui, Alexis Mathis, Steven
Meier, Sydney Prewitt, Haley
Rakestraw and Guy Stevenson.
Fifth Grade Alex Smith,
Aaron Presnell, Teddy Payne,
Briana Heath, Wes Fussell and
Kaitlyn Croom.


Sixth Grade Austin Hurst,
Emily Mincey and Evan Talit.
Seventh Grade Stephenie
Long and Paige Meeks.
Eighth Grade Megan
Graves, Jonathan Talit, Tiara
Reed, Kamaran Layne and
James Grubbs.

Citizenship
First Grade Ryan Holle
and Sydney Sumner.
Second Grade Megan Har-
relson and Bayli Robinson.
Third Grade Emily Harrel-
son and Britney Meadows.
Fourth Grade Hank Camp-
bell.
Sixth Grade Aubrey Sanz.
Eighth Grade -, Taylor
Walker.


BHS SAC Meeting Set


Bartow High School/Interna-
tional Baccalaureate and BCS
School Advisory Council will
meet on Tuesday, Oct. 11, at 4
p.m. in the school's Media Cen-
,ter.
Kristen Hamlin, director of
school improvement for Polk
County Public- Schools, will be
the guest speaker.
All parents, teachers, stu-
dents and community members
are invited to attend.
An input box for questions to
be addressed by the SAC com-
mittee is located in the guidance


office.
Suggestion forms for school
improvements also are available
in the guidance office, located in
the Summerlin Building on cam-
pus.
The, SAC committee is de-
signed to set priorities and stu-
dent performance standards-that
serve as guiding principles for
the School Improvement and
Educational Accountability Sys'-
tem.
For more information, contact
Jan Crawford at 534-7400.


By LETA WRIGHT

We had quite a historical
treat last Saturday at the Fort
Meade High School reunion at
the American Legion Home.
Velma Howell was the main
speaker for the event and she
gave the history of her Ellison
Family moving from Alabama to
Fort Meade.
She said that when her father
arrived in Fort Meade he
thought it was the prettiest
place he had ever seen and knew
he wanted this to be their home.
She named approximately 60
active businesses in Fort Meade
at that time during the teen
years and told about the thriving
activities that took place.
Her father's business was a
store in the middle of the busi-
ness district, and all the children
graduated from Fort Meade
High School.
Velma is 93 years young and
sharp as a tack, full of humor,
and has a memory like you
wouldn't believe. She is an active
volunteer at the Museum and we
always like to hear her tales of
history.
The reunion was organized
by Doyle and Betty Tillis of Fort,
Myers. They advertised the time
and approximately 125 people
attended, which was by reserva-
tion.
Doyle was the master of cere-
monies and did a fantastic job
giving some jokes and unbeliev-
able facts and figures such as
"dreamt" is the only word in the
English language that ends in
"mt." -
Also, it's impossible to sneeze
with your eyes open, and that
peanuts are one of the ingredi-
ents in dynamite. He also told us
there are 293 ways to make
change for a $1 bill and that
Winston Churchill was born in a
rest-room. -
He opened the floor for others
to tell their two or three sen-
tence jokes and several took him
up on the offer Betty Grunhol-
zer, Olma Hendrick, Ann White,
and Jackson Cannon.
Jimmy Grunholzer told a true
story that happened with the
baseball team of long ago.
He said George Collins hit the
ball and they never could find it,
so declared it a home run. The
ball went in a gopher hole.


Magnet School Application

Period Set for October


The October application pe-
riod for Polk County magnet and
choice schools is from Oct. 3 to
Oct. 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.
Application's may ,be com-


pleted online at www.polk-fl.net/
schoolchoice.
In addition, applications may
be picked up at any magnet or
choice school or the school dis-
trict administrative office at
1915 South Floral Ave., Bartow.
For more information, contact
the office of school choice at 534-
0631.


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Joe McMillan told about an
old generator that was used in
the Charleston Mine. Mack
Bryan gave a short history of the
1944 football team at Fort
Meade High School who were
the ridge champions for that
year. He told about the different
players and that only three are
still living, including Don Lang-
ston and himself.
The meal was catered by
Fowler's Grocery and it was deli-
cious. The desserts were made
by all the ladies who attended,
and" they were so beautiful it
was hard to decide which to get.
There were 19 prizes given
away which made 19 people
mighty happy.
As everyone arrived they reg-
istered with Peggy Langston and
Leta Wright. They were given a
name tag and were pinned with
the school colors of black and
gold ribbons.
Those attending were: Bill
and Betty Acuff, Alabama; Merle
Allen, Mulberry; Park Allred,
Wauchula; George Bell and
friend, Avon Park; Mack Bryan
and friend, Bowling Green; Joe
Butler, Jacksonville; Jackson
and Mary-Ann Cannon, Lake
City; Jean Collins, Bartow; Earl
and Lila Crews, Winter Haven;
Martha Crowder, Lakeland;
Ernest Dean, Tampa; Eloise De-
benian, Miami; Ernestine Dur-
rance, Bowling. Green; Mary
Durrance, Lake Placid; Bobby.
and Claudia Ellison, Auburn-,
dale; Dr. Bob and Rhonda
Paprocki, Lakeland; Imogene
Gay, Bartow; Ruth Gray, Home-
land; Dot Hattaway, Mulberry;
Wayne and Betty Hill, Bartow;
Donald and Gladys Howell,
Lakeland; Marcie Howell, Lake-.
land; Jesse and Sally Howze,
Gasprilla Island; Lee Johnson,
Georgia; W.M. Johnson, Georgia;
Charles Lee; Peggy Lindeke,
Lakeland; Bob and Jean Matis,
Springhill; Joe McMillan, Ala-
bama; Vince and Fay Prothroe,
Eagle Lake; Ed and Myra Rich-
ards, Summerfield; Frank and
Mrs. Schoonover; Fannie Spivey,
Wauchula; Dessie Strickland,-.
Rockledge; Beth Strickland,
Rockledge; Carolyn Swartz,
Lakeland; Doyle and Betty Boyd
Tillis, Fort Myers; Ann White,
Tampa; Ed and Frances Wil-
liams, Bartow.
Those attending from Fort.


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Meade were: Norma Aggelis,
Herman and Patsy Atwell,
Verna Atwell, Charles and Merle
Aycock, Marian Clyatt, Lillian
Conner, Vernon and Bonnie
Clyatt; Joe and Wilma Coulter,
Marie Cox, Jimmy and Mary
Coulter, Dick and Janet Davis;
Floyd and Joyce DeVane, Ginger
Durrance, Virginia Gillispie,
Winifred Gordon, Dolph and Ha-
zel Greer, Louise Grice, Jimmy
and Betty Grunholzer, Martha
Hancock, Olma Hendrick, Deb-
bie Howell, Velma Howell, Doro-
thy Jenkins, Bill and June
Jenkins, Norma- Jones, Donald
and Peggy Langston, Frances
Lastinger, Bob and Shirley
McDuffie, Annie Laura McKin-
ney, Thelma Sturgis, Earl and
Barbara Walker, Paula Winston,
Bubba and Marianne Woodall,
and Leta Wright.
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and Betty for putting on such a
wonderful and exciting party for
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IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR
POLK COUNTY, FLORIDA
PROBATE DIVISION
IN RE: ESTATE OF
HORACE C. LASATER,
Deceased.
File No.
05CP-2090
NOTICE TO CREDITORS
TO ALL PERSONS HAVING
CLAIMS OR DEMANDS
AGAINST THE ABOVE ESTATE:
The administration of the Estate
of HORACE C. LASATER,
deceased, File Number 05CP-
2090, is pending in the Circuit
Court for Polk County, Florida,
Probate Division, the address of
which is Post Office Box 9000,
Drawer CC-4, Bartow, FL 33831.
The names and addresses of the
Personal Representative and the
Personal Representative's attor-
ney are set forth below.
ALL INTERESTED PER-
SONS ARE NOTIFIED
THAT:
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 within three months
after the date of the first publica-
tion of this notice must file their
claims with this Court WITHIN
THE LATER OF THREE
MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF
THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF
THIS NOTICE OR THIRTY DAYS
AFTER THE DATE OF SERVICE
OF A COPY OF THIS NOTICE
ON THEM.
All other creditors of the dece-
dent and persons having claims or
demands against the decedent's
estate must file.their claims with
this court- WITHIN THREE
MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF
THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF
THIS NOTICE.
ALL CLAIMS NOT SO FILED
WILL BE FOREVER BARRED.
The date of the first publication
of this Notice is: September 19
2005.
Personal Representative:
HERMAN E. LASATER
834 Chatfield Street
Lakeland, Florida 33803
Attorney for Personal Repre-
sentative:
PETER J. MUNSON
Florida Bar No. 0148358
MACFARLANE FERGUSON
& McMULLEN
1501 South Florida Avenue
Lakeland, Florida 33809
Telephone: 863/680-9908
Sept. 19, 26, 2005-3065


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Pre-game Set for Oct. 14


The Polk County Democrat 7


QUARTERBACK DEVARIUS COOK (#9) much for the Jackets, restricting their running
runs for a four-yard gain against the Hornets dur- game to only 50 yards on 25 carries. (Photo by
ing Friday's game. The Hornet defense proved too Jack Littlefield)


Stinging District Loss to Hornets

Hurts Jackets' Playoff Hopes, 7-6


By JEFF THORNBURG

The Haines City Hornets won
a defensive struggle over the
Bartow Yellow Jackets, 7-6 in a
Class 3A District 10 match-up at
Joe Strangy Field in Haines
City.
The Hornets remain unbeaten
in district play while Bartow
falls to 1-2.
The Hornet defense held the
Yellow Jackets to only 96 yards
of total offense, controlled the
line of scrimmage and pressured
Bartow quarterback Devarius
Cook, the county's leading pas-
ser. Cook completed only six of
19 passes for 46 yards and threw
an interception.
The Jackets were held to only
one first down in the first half,
and Bartow punted on all five of
the first half possessions.
Bartow's leading rusher, Ryan
Colson, struggled to gain 22
yards on 11 carries against the
quick Hornet defense. The Jack-
ets are held to only one first
down in the first half.
In the first half, the Yellow
Jacket defense kept Bartow in
the game forcing three punts, a
missed 50-yard field goal and
Jacket lineman Chris Broadhead
recovering a Hornet fumble, his
third takeaway of the season.
The scoring started when
Jacket punter Jasper Stephens
bobbled the snap while attempt-


The Tide Swamp Unit of the
Big Bend Wildlife Management
Area (WMA), located in Taylor
County, will remain in a still
hunt format, according to Flor-
ida Fish and Wildlife Conserva-
tion Commission (FWC) officials.
At the September meeting,
FWC commissioners voted to
keep the area in its current
hunting format: The area had
been under consideration to be
converted to a deer-dog hunting
area.
In February, commissioners
approved changing the Spring
Creek Unit of the Big Bend
WMA from a dog hunt area to a
still hunt area.
Because of that loss of public
land available for deer-dog hunt-
ing, commissioners were asked
to consider allowing deer-dog
hunting on Tide Swamp.
The commissioners directed
staff to work with people with an
interest in this issue to deter-
mine if the change was feasible.
The first step in the process
was to send out a mass mailing
to everyone who had applied for
a quota hunt permit on the Tide
Swamp or Spring Creek units for
the 2004-2005 season.
The letter, sent to more than
650 hunters, explained the proc-
ess and requested input. The
next step was to compile two
lists of the responses (supporting
deer-dog hunting and supporting
status quo) and present them at
two open houses, held in Tampa
and Steinhatchee.
The data collected from the
responses and from the open
houses were used by staff to de-
velop their recommendation
which was presented to the com-


ing his fifth punt of the first half
and was buried by Haines City
defenders.
Haines City setup their of-
fense on Bartow's 33-yard line.
Two plays later, freshman quar-
terback Darrel Simmons com-
pleted a 27-yard pass to George
Tyler, with less than a minute in
the first half.
More defense in the second
half, both squads exchanging
three punts.
Trailing. by seven, with the
ball on their 21-yard line, Bar-
tow began their best offensive
drive on the game. The Jackets
took almost five minutes driving
79 yards on 16 plays for their
touchdown, a one-yard run by
lineman Jamal Burgess. Bar-
tow's scoring drive was aided by
a Hornet 15-yard roughing the
kicker penalty.
Burgess, an unlikely ball car-
rier, gained 45 yards on six
rushes on the scoring drive. The
drive also was highlighted by
three Jamal Darling receptions.
While attempting to tie the
game with the extra point kick,
Darling fumbled a high snap,
then tried to throw a pass, which
fell short.
Haines City improved to 4-1
overall and 2-0 in the district,
and will meet Kathleen in two
weeks for the district title.
Bartow falls to 3-3 and 1-2 in


missioners.
FWC staff recommended
keeping Tide Swamp as a still
hunt area. According to Roland
Garcia, regional director for the
North Central Region, there
were several reasons for this rec-
ommendation.
"Many of the hunters who re-
sponded to the letters and came
to the open houses have been go-
ing to Tide Swamp for years and
have developed an attachment to
the area," Garcia said.
"In addition to the emotion ex-
hibited by the current users of
Tide Swamp, FWC staff was
strongly influenced by its belief
that to maintain the tradition of
dog hunting, deer dogs must re-
main on the property where they
are allowed to hunt. Tide Swamp
does not have an adequate road
system to support responsible
deer-dog hunting, and deer-dog
hunting on the area would result
in dog trespass onto adjacent pri-
vate lands."
The factors that contribute to
an inadequate-road system on
the area are:
No perimeter road along the
14-mile northern boundary to fa-
cilitate the capture of dogs be-
fore they leave the property.
The overall network of
roads is not adequate or suitable
for deer-dog hunting. Many of
the trams are dead-end roads,
and there are few "blocks"
formed to facilitate cutting off
and capturing dogs.
The roads are narrow and
have soft shoulders and there is
concern with costs associated
with the road maintenance and
repair.


the district, putting their playoff
hopes in serious jeopardy. The
playoff scenario: Bartow needs to
beat Lake Wales, Ridge Commu-
nity needs wins over Haines City
and Lake Wales, and Kathleen
needs to beat the Hornets; set-
ting up a three-way tie for the
runner-up spot.
Bartow concludes their three-
game road trip Friday against
the Fort Meade Miners.


1st
Bartow 0
Haines City 0


2nd3rd4th Final
0 0 6 6
7 0 0 7


Second Quarter
Haines City 27-yard pass,
Simmons to Tyler @0:52. Torres
kick.
Fourth Quarter
Bartow One-yard run, Bur-
gess @6:12. Kick failed.


Team Stats
Haines Bartow
City
First Downs 9 7
Rushing/Yards 46/162 25/50
Passing 1/4/0 6/19/1
Passing Yards 27 46
Total Yards 189 96
Punts/Average 6/37 5/51
Fumbles/Lost 1/1 2/0
Penalties/Yards 9/70 4/20
Time 27:47 20:13


Changing the format to al-
low deer-dog hunting would al-
most certainly make County
Road 361 a' dog catch road be-
cause there is no perimeter road
within the WMA. Staff was con-
cerned that this is a safety issue
because of the volume of traffic
on this highway.
"FWC staff is committed to of-
fering and increasing deer-dog
hunting opportunities and to
make this offering in the appro-
priate locations. We will con-
tinue to work with the dog hunt-
ing community and our govern-
ment cooperators to make appro.-
priate parcels open to deer-dog
hunting when the opportunity
exists," Garcia explained.


BHS Holds

Cheer Clinic

Bartow High School cheer-
leaders will hold a cheer clinic
from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday,
Oct. 15, at the Bartow High
School gym.
The ages of the future cheer-
leaders range from 3 to 12.
For more information, call
Jackie Graham at 661-8962 or e-
mail her at jacquelyn .., I1 ini
polk-fl.net.


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"A Salute to Freedom" is the
theme for pre-game activities
prior to the Friday, Oct. 14, high
school football game between
Lakeland High School and
George Jenkins High School at
Veterans Stadium on the
Jenkins campus.
Fans are encouraged to buy
tickets in advance and arrive
early.
Vehicles, equipment, aircraft,
and vessels used by law enforce-
ment, public safety agencies, and
branches of the armed forces will
be available for public viewing
on the campus beginning at 3
p.m. These include a fighter jet,
armored tank, helicopter, hum-
vee, airboat, firefighting vehicle
and a Coast Guard vessel.
At 6:45 p.m., a pre-game cere-
mony will begin that includes a
parachute jump by a United
States special operations com-
mand jump team based at
MacDill Air Force Base in
Tampa. The jumpers will unfurl
flags from each branch of the
military and the flags will be


First Baptist Church of Bar-
tow continues to accept golfers
for the second annual Charles
Hooks Memorial Golf Tourna-
ment, which will be held at the
Bartow Golf Course on Saturday,
Oct. 29, at 8 a.m.
Proceeds will go to the Ameri-
can Leukemia and Lymphoma
Society and the First Baptist
Church "Helping Hands" minis-
try.
Registration costs $50 per
person, or $200 per team, which
includes lunch and prizes.
Hole sponsorships are also
available for $100.
The golf tournament will be in
the four-person team best-ball
format.


Sept. 22
Retail theft, Wal-Mart, 9:30
a.m.; stolen: pack of swivel clips,
$9; Leupold scope base, $5; Le-
upold scope ring, $12.
Burglary, 1900 block of East
Laurel St., 5 p.m.; stolen: $300
cash.
Theft, Polk County Democrat,
7 p.m.; stolen: $15 cash; dam-
aged: wooden desk, $25.
Burglary, Central Window
Sales, Inc., 8 p.m.; stolen: bath
tub, $1,500; electrical wire, $500.
Theft, 900 block of Park Lane,
time unknown; stolen: camcor-
der, $800; jewelry, $600.
Sept. 23
Theft, 1200 block of South
Broadway, 11:20 a.m.; stolen:
cell. phone, $200.
Vehicular burglary, 1800
block of North Holland Parkway,
6:30 p.m.; stolen: $126 cash.
Retail theft, Race Trac, 11:10
p.m.; stolen: gasoline, $30.
Sept. 24
Retail theft, Wal-Mart, 9 a.m.;
stolen: men's cologne, $47;
women's perfume, $5; cordless
screwdriver, $39; baseball cap,
$3; two bottles of potpourri oil,
$19; bottle of nail color, $2.
Retail theft, Family Dollar,



(Continued from Page 1)
until the zoning plan was
approved so she knew which
schools to visit.
The zoning plan will be the
focus of a public hearing at the
next school board meeting on
Tuesday, Oct. 25, in the auditori-
um of the district administrative
office at 1915 South Floral Ave.
in Bartow. The hearing will start
no earlier than 2 p.m.
For more information on the
zoning plan, call Tonjes at 534-
0521.


dedicated and displayed perma-
nently in Veterans Stadium.
U.S. Senator Bill Nelson (D-
Florida), U.S. Representative
Adam Putnam (R-Bartow), Polk
Sheriff Grady Judd, and Dr. Gail
McKinzie, Polk superintendent
of schools, will be among those
making remarks. Senator Nelson
will make the keynote address.
The pre-game also will in-
clude a swearing-in ceremony of
George Jenkins High and Lake-
land High students in the mili-
tary's delayed entrance program.
These students have committed
to serve in branches of the mili-
tary but do not yet have an es-
tablished reporting date.
Kickoff begins at 7:30 p.m.
Tickets can be bought in ad-
vance at George Jenkins High
and Lakeland High. Tickets go
on sale at George Jenkins High
on Monday, Oct. 3, and Lakeland
High beginning Oct. 10.
For more information, call Di-
ane Werrick, George Jenkins di-
rector of student activities and
athletics at 648-3556 ext. 2870.


Charlie Hooks was an active
community member in Bartow
for many years. He served two
terms as mayor, and spent nine
years on the city commission.
Hooks also was involved with
the Bartow Volunteer Fire De-
partment, Leadership Bartow,
the FHSAA Football Referee's
Association, and Little League
Girl's Softball. He announced for
many Bartow High School foot-
ball games.
Hooks died of leukemia Sept.
6, 2004, at the age of 60.
For more information on the
golf tournament, call Tom Mizell
at 860-3685 or Steve Sullivan at
533-5228.


10:30 a.m.; stolen: clothing, $40.
Theft, 1500 block of East
Georgia St., time unknown; sto-
len: boat motor, $10,000.
Sept. 25
Auto theft, 1300 block of
North Broadway, 2 a.m.; stolen:
miscellaneous racing equipment,
$8,000.
Burglary, 1000 block of
Golfview Ave., 3 a.m.
Theft, 300 block of East
Lemon St., 11:25 a.m.; stolen:
generator, $600.
Sept. 26
Theft, 2100 block of South
Broadway Ave., 10 a.m.; stolen:
cell phone, $300.
Theft, 1500 block of East Lau-
rel St., noon; stolen: decal, $46.
Theft, 1000 block of East Van
Fleet Dr., 7 p.m.; stolen: small
purse, $10; driver's license, $15;
Social Security card, $15; $326
cash.
Sept. 27
Auto theft, 800 block of Wil-
low Lane, 8 p.m.
Burglary, 700 block Childs
Ave., 8 p.m., stolen: stereo CD
player, $250; stereo amplifier,
200; 10-inch stereo speakers,
$200.
Sept. 28
Burglary, 1100 block of Ilene
Ave., 5:10 a.m.; stolen: small
leather wallet, $10.
Burglary, 700 block of Ninth
Ave., 6 p.m.

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The Polk County Democrat

Beginning with its first issue on Aug. 28, 1931, and
continuing for 15 years, The Democrat was printed on a
sheet-fed press in the plant of Bartow Printing Co., then
located at 550 North Broadway. In its early years, the size
of the pages varied occasionally, based on what size paper
was available. It was not until 1946 that the newspaper was
printed on a web press, meaning that it was printed from
one or more continuous rolls of paper. That change was
made in 1946 when The Democrat purchased The Polk
County Record, and moved into The Record's offices and
printing plant at 205 South Central Ave. S. L. Frisbie,
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Fort Meade Relay For Life

Chairpersons Announced


Fort Meade's Relay for Life
will be held Friday, April 7-8, at
Frank S. Battle Field.
Relay for Life is a signature
event of the American Cancer
Society.
The theme for the annual
event is "Racing for a Cure."
Chairmen Melony Bell and
Barbara Manley have announced
this year's chairpersons as Jamie
Harrell, team development
chairman; Shana Foster, team
recruitment chairman; Lorraine
Young, team retention chair-
man; Sandy Mincey, logistics
chairman; Kathy Belcher, lumi-
naria chairman; Beverly Graves,
entertainment chairman; Bar-
bara Walker, survivors tent


chairman; Renee Blackwelder,
accounting chairman; Grace
Holden, registration chairman;
Audrey Davis, sponsorship chair-
man; and Denise Harrell, public-
ity chairman.
The team goal is $45,000, and
25 teams.
Meetings are held the second
Thursday of the month at 5:30
p.m. in Reid Hall at First Meth-
odist Church of Fort Meade.
More than $43,000 was raised
at last year's Fort Meade Relay.
Those interested in participat-
ing in the event or forming a
team are invited to attend the
next meeting Thursday, Oct. 13,
or call 285-7629.


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IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF
THE STATE- OF FLORIDA, IN
AND FOR POLK-COUNTY
JUVENILE DIVISION.
IN THE INTEREST'OF:
D.H. DOB: 08/01/1999
MINOR CHILD ; i
,SUMMONS AND NOTICE
OF HEARING ON PETITION
FOR TERMINATION OF
PARENTAL RIGHTS
CASE NO;. -
JP02-406300-LD
THE STATE OF FLORIDA TO:
FRANCES LOUISE
JARAMILLO .
(ADDRESS UNKNOWN)
YOU' ARE- HEREBY NO-
TIFIED, that a Petition under
oath, has :been filed in the
above styled Court for the per-
manent commitment of
D.H., a male child, born on
08/01/1999, to Francis Louise
Jaramillo, the mother, and Paul
Quario, Jr;, the father in'the
State of Florida.
for subsequent adoption and
you are hereby COMMANDEDto
be and appear before the MAGIS-
TRATE ROBIN MATIS-JACKSON
at 10:00 A.M. on Wednesday the
9th day of November. 2005, for
this hearing at POLK COUNTY
COURTHOUSE, COURTROOM-
Juvenile Division, 5th. Floor
Hearing Room ,5C1-255 N.
Broadway, BARTOW, FLORIDA.
YOUR FAILURE TO APPEAR IN
PERSON WILL.BE TREATED AS
A CONSENT TO THE TERMINA-
TION OF PARENTAL RIGHTS
AND YOU WILL PERMANENTLY
LOSE At L, LEGAL RIGHTS AS A
PARENT TO THE CHILDREN)
AS NAMED IN THE PETITION
FOR.TERMINATION OF PAREN-
TAL RIGHTS.
YOU HAVE THE RIGHT TO
HAVE AN ATTORNEY REPRE-
SENT YOU IN T-HIS.MATTER. IF
YOU CANNOT AFFORD AN AT-
TORNEY, YOU MUST.BE PRE-
SENT AND REQUEST THAT
THE COURT APPOINT YOU AN
ATTORNEY FOR YOU IF YOU
WANT ONE. ."
"In accordance with the Ameri-
cans With Disabilities Act,npersons
with disabilities-needing a-special
accommodation to participate in
this proceeding'should contact the
Children & Families Legal Depart-
ment at 1055 US Highway 17
North, Bartow, Florida -3830,
Telephone: 863-534-0062 not later
than seven days prior to the pro-
ceeding. If hearing impaired,
(TDD) 1-800-955,871,-or-Voice (V)
1-800-955-8770, vi Florida Relay
Service."
RICHARD M. WEISS, CLERK
By Debbie Stinson
as his Deputy Clerk
(CLERK'S SEAL)
Oct. 3, 10, 17, 24, 2005-3203



IN THE CIRCUIT..COURT FOR
POLK COUNTY, FLORIDA,
PROBATE DIVISION
IN RE: ESTATE OF ."
MALCOLM LITTLE, a/k/a MAL-
COLM LITTLE,
Deceased.
File Number:
05CP-1684
IIOTICE OF ADMINISTRA-
TION
AND
NOTICE TO CREDITORS
Tri- 3a.mnr,iraiion ol iriie esiale
ct MALCOLM LITTLE ascea-rea
F, le lJurnter ,: F.c1:-1684 spena ..
irn. in Ir.e Cicui Cuun for Polk
C.:.unry. Fl,.rn.,j Pro.baie .' i ion '
the address of wh,ih s .Dia*wer
CC-4, Post Offic-e B", :,r. Bai-
:.vW Finrida 3 8351-900'i The
r,.m,. an d. a3,re~-:3 ,' Ihi Personil'
R'pr :'-r.13|1,e and the Pe[r-.,onal
R-.pre'-.:enl .r e allorrey are i..e
inn beI,:-. Tr.e E ;.iai-e i..s Te.ilaie.
an,.3 he ,aie l ihe deceerI's V'WIIl
is February 9: 1988.,, ..
ALL INTERESTED PERSONS.
ARE NOTIFIED THAT:
All pirerzs' v ..n whom tr ir r:nol.:e.
is serv.e- ..r,-. ria'.e o jt.,.:ion's mat
challenQie h-e '.haliiy i.i. Ihe. Wril,
the quj IiI,.:,iac.r. of thePersonal
Repe.e r l.ar.e e.rnue. Or' uridic .
i.:.rn .. ini ,Court are required TC'
'i lr,.ir ,,b|.l.n ir, Inis Court
WiTHtIl THE L'TER COF THREE
MONTHS AFTE9 THE DATE OF
THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF
THIS NOTICE OR THIRTY DAYS
AFTER 'THE DATE OF SERVICE
OF A COPY 'OF THIS.NOTICE
O N TH EM ..'
/i I cred.l. 5 o f ine de.:.deri
and other per-iaos having claims
or o-marni ,i agansl decedemn s
estate orn h.:'m r a copo' ,:t this no-
tice is "'.e.,l L,,,Ihn ihree months
after the:, date of the' first publica-
tion of this notice, must file their
claims v.iin ir.,,' oirt WITHIN
THE E''L',TFR OF' THREE
MONTHS AFTER THE. DATE OF
THE .FIRST PUBLICATION OF
THIS NOTICE OR' THIRTY DAYS
/.FIER THE DATE OF SERVICE
,F -A ,',P ,F THIS. NOTICE
,:,t THEId
'liI iner .'r:.3ilic.rs i...f he dec.:'e-
'Iri and. per ',.ni ha',,r.i clarr, orr
1,T,,r, 0'. ia ',,-i lhe ,i ece Genl
SiI,- Tui he iriier claRm wih
'r,, CGurl WITHI'. THREE
'.I',.'ITHE AFTER THE DATE CF
THE FIRST PUBLIC4TiO:'J OF
THIS NOTICE.
ALL CLAIMS, pEMANDS AND
OBJECTIONS NOT SO FILED'
WILL BE FOREVER BARRED.
The date of the first Publicatidn
of this notice is October 3,12005.
Personal Representative:
NADINE HYTT ... '
4618 Love Mill Road
Monroe, NC28110
Attorney for Personal Representa-
tive: ...
William McBrayer Wood
Florida Bar No. 289523
5345 Wtlgrove Mint Hill Road
Charlotte, NC 28227
Telephone888-374-4441
Oct. 3, i 2005. 3190


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN
AND FOR POLK COUNTY,
FLORIDA
PROBATE DIVISION
IN RE: ESTATE OF
ROROBERT LEE CONAWAY,
Deceased.
FILE NO.
05CP-2158
NOTICE OF ADMINISTRA-
TION
AND NOTICE TO CREDITORS
(Intestate)
The administration of the estate
of ROROBERT LEE CONAWAY,
deceased, File Number 05CP-
2158, is pending in the Circuit
court for Polk County, Florida, Pro-
bate Division, the address of
which is Post Office Box 9000,
DrawerCC-4, Bartow, FL 33831-
9000. The names and addresses
of the Co-Personal Representa-
tives and the Co-Personal Repre-
sentatives' attorney, are set forth
below. The Estate is Intestate.
ALL INTERESTED PERSONS
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 DATEOF ,
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 26,
2005.
DONALD CONAWAY
5800 New Tampa Highway
Apartment 12, :. ,
LaRkeird Florida 33813";i6 6 "
DANaV ''ORe,'E-O' -"' '
332,Thi4dStree'tN.W.:'; ," :l '-
Winter Haven, FL 33881
Fla. Bar No. 0689890
Sept. 26, Oct. 3, 2005-3142



IN' THE CIRCUIT COURT-.
FOR POLK .- COUNTY,
FLORIDA
PROBATE DIVISION
IN RE: ESTATE OF '
KAREN S. ROBBINS,
Deceased. .
File No6.
05CP-205 55 .
Division: Probate
NOTICE TO CREDITORS .
The administration of. the es-
tate of KAREN S. ROBBINS,
deceased, whose date of death
was May 9, 2005, and 'Whose
Social Security Number is 096 '
40-9556, is pending in the'Cir-
cuit Court for Polk County; Flbor-'
ida, Probate Division, the ad-
dress of which is'P'O. Box'.
9000, Drawer CC-4,' Bartow,
Florida 33830. The names and
addresses of the personal rep-
resentative and the personal
representative's attorney are
set forth below.
All creditors of the decedent
and other, person's havirig
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 I
must file theic claims with thih
court WITHIN THE LATER OF'3 '
MONTHS AFTIR THE DATE; OF .
THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF
THIS'NOTICE OR 30 DAYS AF-
TER THE TIME.OF SERVICE OFA
COPY OF THIS NOTICE ON
THEM. : '
All other creditors of the de-
cedent and other persons.hav-
ing claims or demands against
decedentts estate, includingg
unmatured, contingentor unliq,-'
uidated claims, must.':eil mh.-,r
claims with this court' WITHIN 3'
MONTHS AFTER THE DATE'OF
THE FIST PUBLICATION OF.'
THIS NOTICE.
T ALL CLAIMS NOT FILED
"WITHIN THE TIME PERIODS 'SET ,
FORTH IN SECTION 733.702 OF '
THE FLERIDA 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 October. 3.

Personal Representative:
Eddy H. Stuckey
935 Mikasuki Drive
Lakeland, Florida
33813
Attorney for Personal Repre-
sentative:
GLENN T. SHELBY
Attorney for Eddy H.
Stuc'key ,
Florida Bar No. 285269
Shelby, Medina &
Stargel, LLP
902 S. Florida Avenue,
Suite 101
Lakeland, Florida 33803
Telephone: (863) 577-
4000
Oct. 3,10, 2005-3202


IN THE COUNTY COURT IN AND
FOR POLK COUNTY, FLORIDA
BOB WURTZ d/b/a
WAREHOUSE OUTLET %
Stephen F. Baker, Attor-
ney
800 First Street S.
Winter Haven, FL
33880,
Plaintiff,
vs
JERRY DEAN
18661 1 83rd Place,
Apt. #2
Live Oak, FL 32060
and
Post Office Box 282.
Branford, FL 32008,
Defendants.
CASE NUMBER:
53-2005-SC-002388-0000-WH
NOTICE OF ACTION
TO:JERRY DEAN
18661 183rd Place,
Apt. #2
Live Oak, FL 32060
and
Post Office Box 282
Branford, FL 32008
YOU ARE HEREBY NOTIFIED
a Statement of Claim in Replevin
has.been filed against you, you
are required to appear in person
or by an attorney at the NORTH-
EAST POLK COUNTY GOVERN-
MENT CENTER, 3425 Lake Alfred
Road-' #7 Gill Jones Center, Win-
ter Haven, Florida on the 25th day
of October, 2005, at 10:00 A.M. for
a PRETRIAL CONFERENCE be-
fore a Judge of this Court.
IMPORTANT- READ CARE-
FULLY
PLEASE NOTE: THAT CASE
WILL NOT BE TRIED AT THAT
TIME. DO NOT BRING WIT-
NESSES. YOU MUST APPEAR
IN PERSON OR BY AN ATTOR-
NEY. YOU MUST BE APPROPRI-
ATELY DRESSED FOR COURT.
SHORTS AND TANK TOPS ARE
NOT ALLOWED. CHILDREN ARE
NOT ALLOWED'IN THE COURT-
ROOM.
The Defendant must appear in
court on the date specified in order
to avoid a default judgment. He
plaintiff must appear to avoid a
default judgment. The Plaintiff
must appear to avoid having the
case' dismissed for lack of prose-
cution. A written MOTION or AN-
SWER to the court by the Defen-
dant shall not excuse the personal
appearance of a party or its attor-
ney in the PRETRIAL CONFER-
ENCE. The date and time of the
pretrial conference CANNOT be
rescheduled without good .cause
and prior court approval.
Tr.e P'urp,.-:e ,i ihe pretrial con-'
ference is to 'record vour appear-
ance, to O a-i rT,,. ,i .:.j adri ll 311
or 1prt'of Ir.e clrr, i. : enable the "
court to determine the nature of
the case, to provide mediation if
you deny any part of the case, and
to set the case for trail if the case
cannot be resolved at the media-
tion or pretrial conference. You or
your attorney should be. prepared
to conifer with the court and to ex-
plain briefly the nature of your dis-
pute, state what efforts have been
made to 'ettle the dispute, exhibit
.any documents necessary to
prove 'the case, state the names
and addresses of your witnesses,
stipulate, to.the facts that will re-
quire'no proof and will expedite
the trial, and estimate how long it
will take to try the case.
If you admit the claim, but de-
sire additional time to pay, you
must come and state the circum-
stances to the court. The court
may or may not approve a pay-
menrit plan and withhold judgment
or execution or levy. If you are the
defendant and you desire to file a
counterclaim pr setoff to th1e Plain-
i lanrr, ,i must be filed in writ-
ing at least five days prior to the
above pretrial hearing date.
The Plaintiff is seeking to' re-
cover possession of personal
property or Judgment for the value
thereof of said personal property,
described as follows:
Liberty Mobile Bedroom Set
with. Queen Headboard, Foot-
board, Rails, dresser, Mirror,
Chest,' Two Night Stands; and
Symbol 4003 Queen Pillowtop
Mattress and Box; and Ashley En-
tertainment Cepter, Four Piece
Model'W317, Two Screen, One
Lamp. .. ., '
RI GH TO REVENUE; The law
gives the person'or company who
has sued'you the right to file in
any one of several places as listed
below. However, if you have been
sued in any place other than one
of these p.ia.:i-,, you, as the defen-
dant, have the right to request that
the case be moved to a proper lo-
cation or venue. A proper venue
may be one of the following:
1. Where the contract Was en-
tered into.; ,
2. If the suit is. on an unsecured
promissory note, where the note is
signed or where the maker re-
sides.
3. If the suit is to recover prop-
erty or to foreclosure a lien, where
the property is located;
4. Where the event giving rise
to the suit-occurred;
5. Where,any one or more of
the defendant'sued reside;
6. Ainy location agreed to in a
contract;" '.,. "". '
7. In an action for money due, if
there is no agreement as to where
suit.may be filed, where payment
is to be made.
If you as the Defendant, believe
the Plaintiff has not sued in one of
these correct places, you must ap-
pear on your court date and orally
request a transfer, or must file a
WRITTEN request for transfer in
affidavit form (sworn, to. under
oath) with the court 7 days prior to
your first court date and send a
copy to the Plaintiff's attorney.
In accordance with the
Americans with Disabillities Act,
if you are a person with disabili-
ties who needs any accommo-
dation in order to participate in
thls 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
1-800-955-8770.
WITNESS my hand and the
seal of this'Court on this 21st day
of SptejieTl, 2005.
RICHARD M. WEISS,
As Clerk of Said Court
BY: /s/ Linda Richards
As Deputy Clerk
(COURT SEAL)
Sept. 26, Oct. 3, 10, 17, 2005-
3147

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT
OF THE 10TH JUDICIAL
CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR
POLK COUNTY, FLORIDA
CIVIL DIVISION
MORTGAGE ELECTRONIC REG-
ISTRATION SYSTEMS, INC., AS
NOMINEE FOR HOME SERV-
ICING CORPORATION,
Plaintiff,
vs.
ALTHEA MULLINGS; KENNETH
0. WOODHOUSE; UNKNOWN
SPOUSE OF'ALTHEA MULL-
INGS; UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF
KENNETH 0. WOODHOUSE;
JOHN DOE; JANE DOE AS UN-
KNOWN TENANT (S) IN POS-
SESSION OF THE SUBJECT
PROPERTY,
Defendants.
CASE NO.:
53-2004-CA-004035-0000-SEC04
RE-NOTICE OF FORECLO-
SURE SALE
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN
pursuant to a Motion and Order
Resetting Foreclosure Sale Date
dated the 14Lh day of Septmber.
2005, and entered in Case No. 53-
2004-CA-004035-0000-SECO4, of
the Circuit Court of the 10TH Judi-
cial Circuit in and for Polk County,
Florida, wherein MORTGAGE
ELECTRONIC REGISTRATION
SYSTEMS, INC., AS NOMINEE
FOR HOME SERVICING COR-
PORATION, is the Plaintiff and
ALTHEA MULLINGS; KENNETH
0. WOODHOUSE; UNKNOWN
SPOUSE OF ALTHEA MULL-
INGS; UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF
KENNETH 0. WOODHOUSE;
JOHN DOE; JANE DOE AS UN-
KNOWN TENANTS) IN POS-
SESSION OF THE SUBJECT
PROPERTY are defendants. I will
sell to the highest and best bidder
for cash at the EAST END OF
THE EAST CORRIDOR, 1ST
FLOOR, POLK COUNTY COURT-
HOUSE, 255 N BROADWAY,
BARTOW, FLORIDA (ENTRY ON
CHURCH STREET), at the Polk
County Courthouse, in BARTOW,
Florida, at 9:00 a:m. on the 19th
day of October. 2005, the follow-
ing described property as set forth
in said Final Judgment, to wit:
LOT 25, PARADISE WOODS
PHASE 2, ACCORDING TO
THE PLAT THEREOF AS
RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK
116, PAGES 29 AND 30, OF
THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF
POLK COUNTY, FLORIDA.
All sales are to be held at the east
end of the east corridor, first floor,
of the Polk County Courthouse lo-
cated at 255 North Broadway Ave-
nue, Bartow, Florida. Please note
that the main entrance is located
on Church Street. No entry is pos-
sible from Broadway Avenue. In
the'event any tempOrary'dhange'is'
necessary, the Oletk 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
(Seal)
October 3, 10, 2005-3189




IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR
POLK COUNTY, FLORIDA, PRO-
BATE DIVISION
IN RE: ESTATE OF
LYNN ANN TURECHEK,
Deceased.
FILE NO.
05CP-2180
NOTICE TO CREDITORS
The administration of the estate
of LYNN ANN TURECHEK,
deceased, File No. 05CP-2180, is
pending in the Circuit Court for
Polk County, Florida, Probate Divi-
sion, the address of which is
Drawer CC-4, P.O. Box 9000, Bar-
tow, Florida 33831-9000. The
names and addresses of the per-
sonal representative and the per-
sonal representative's attorney are
' set forth below.
All creditors of the decedent
and other persons having claims
or demands against decedent's
estate, including unmatured, con-
tingent or unliquidated claims, on
whom a copy of this notice is
served must file their claims with
this Court WITHIN THE LATER
OF THREE MONTHS AFTER
THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUB-
LICATION OF THIS NOTICE OR
THIRTY DAYS AFTER THE
DATE OF SERVICE OF A COPY
OF THIS NOTICE ON THEM.
All other creditors of the dece-
dent and other persons having
claims or demands against the de-
cedent's estate, including unma-
.tured, contingent or unliquidated


claims, must file their claims with
this court WITHIN. THREE
MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF
THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF
THIS NOTICE.
ALL CLAIMS NOT SO FILED
WILL BE FOREVER BARRED.
The date of the first publication
of this Notice is October 3 2005.
Personal Representatives:
JAMES R. TURECHEK
1711 Belmont Woods
Drive
Mulberry, Florida
33860
Attorney for Personal' Repre-
sentative:
ABEL A. PUTNAM, Attorney
PUTNAM & CREIGHTON, P.A.
Florida Bar No, 024090
Post Office Box 3545
Lakeland, Florida 33802-3545
863/682-1178
Oct. 3,10, 2005-3208


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN
AND FOR POLK COUNTY,
FLORIDA
MORTGAGE ELECTRONIC REG-
ISTRATION SYSTEMS, INC.,
Plaintiff,
V.
DAVID A. NERAD; BRENDA
NERAD; JAN M. SCHAEDEL;
SHELLY LENAE SCHAEDEL; and
all unknown parties claiming by,
through, under or against the
above named Defendants, who
are not known to be dead or alive,
whether said unknown parties
claim as heirs, devisees, grantees,
assignees, lienors, creditors, trus-
tees, spouses, or other claimants;
TENANT #1 and/or TENANT #2,
the parties intended to account for
the person or persons in posses-
sion
Defendants.
CASE NO.
53-2005-CA-002036-0000-Sec
08
NOTICE OF SALE
Notice is hereby given that, pur-
suant to the Final Judgment of
Foreclosure dated September 19,
2005, in this cause, in the Circuit
Court of POLK County, Florida,
described as:
LOT 58, WILL-O-WOODS,
ACCORDING TO THE PLAT
THEREOF RECORDED IN
PLAT BOOK 67, PAGE 1, OF
THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF
POLK COUNTY, FLORIDA,
LYING IN SECTION 33,
TOWNSHIP 29 SOUTH,
RANGE 23 EAST, POLK
COUNTY, FLORIDA.
a/k/a 4053 N. Willow Dr., Mul-
berry, FL 33860
at public sale, to the highest and
best bidder, for cash, at the east
end of the east corridor, first floor,
of the Polk County Courthouse, lo-
cated at 255 North Broadway Ave-
nue, (Please note that the main
entrance is located on Church
Street. No entry is possible from
Broadway Avenue. In the event
any temporary change of location
is necessary, the Clerk will post a"
Notice of Change" at the sale loca-
tion directing the bidders to the
temporary sale location.), Bartow,
Florida, at 9:00 o'clock a.m., on
October 21, 2005.
All sales are to be held at the east
end of the east corridor, first floor,
of the Polk County Courthouse lo-
cated at 255 North Broadway Ave-
nue, Bartow, Florida. Please note
that the main entrance' is located
on Church Street. No entry is pos-
sible from Broadway Avenue. In
the event any temporary change is
necessary, the Clerk will post a "
Notice of Change" at the sale loca-
tion directing the bidders to the
temporary sale location.
If you are a person with disabilities
who needs any accommodation in
order to participate in this pro-
ceeding, you are entitled at no
cost to you, to the provision of cer-
tain assistance. Please contact the
Office of the Court Administrator,
(863) 534-4690, within two (2)
working days of your receipt of this
notice; if you are hearing or Voice
impaired, call TDD (863) 534-7777
or Florida Relay Services 711.
Dated at Bartow, Florida this
23rd day of September, 2005.
Richard M. Weiss
Clerk of the Circuit Court
By: /s/ Yvette Johnson
Deputy Clerk
(Seal)
Oct. 3, 10, 2005-3193

NOTICE OF CLAIM OF
LIEN & PROPOSED SALE
OF VEHICLE
LIENOR: CENTRAL TOW-
ING
550 AVE T, NW
WINTER HAVEN, FL
33881
DATE OF SALE:
10/31/05
TIME OF SALE: 8:00 A.M.
YR/MAKE VIN#
90 FORD
1FMDA31 X2LZB8821 9
98 TO Y T
4T1 BG22K8WU321 165
WILL BE SOLD TO SAT-
ISFY TOWING AND STOR-
AGE FEES PLUS ACCUMU-
LATING STORAGE.
OWNER HAS A RIGHT TO
A HEARING PRIOR TO
SALE DATE. ANY VEHI-
CLE WHICH REMAINS UN-
CLAIMED OR FOR WHICH
THE CHARGES FOR RE-
COVERY TOWING AND
STORAGE SERVICES RE-
MAIN UNPAID, MAY BE
SOLD AFTER 35 DAYS IF
THE VEHICLE IS MORE
THAN 3 YEARS OF AGE
AND AFTER 50 DAYS IF
THE VEHICLE IS 3 YEARS
OF AGE OR LESS FREE OF
ALL PRIOR LIENS. SALE
WILL BE HELD AS
POSTED AND AT THE LO-
CATION INDICATED FOR
THE LIENOR ABOVE.
Polk County Florida
Oct. 3, 2005-3195


NOTICE OF
PUBLIC MEETING
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN
that THE SCHOOL BOARD OF
POLK COUNTY, FLORIDA, an-
nounces a public meeting to which
all persons are invited.
DATE AND TIME:
October 26, 2005 from 5:30-
7:00 p.m.
PURPOSE: The Site Selection
Committee will meet to review
locations fro High School CCC
to be located in southwest
Lakeland.
PLACE: George Jenkins High
School Media Center
6000 Lakeland Highlands
Road, Lakeland, FL
For further information about
these meetings, please contact
Larry Helton, Contract Administra-
tor, Facilities & Operations Divi-
sion, for The School Board of Polk
County, Florida, at Post Office Box


391, Bartow, Florida 33831, or,
863-534-0562.
Pursuant to the provisions of
the Americans with Disabilities
Act, any person requiring special
accommodations to participate in
this meeting is asked to advise the
agency at least 48 hours before
the meeting by contacting Patricia
Hunter at 863-534-0513. If you are
hearing or speech impaired,
please contact the agency by call-
ing Florida Relay Service at 1-800-
955-8771.
Dated: September 29, 2005.
THE SCHOOL BOARD OF
POLK COUNTY, FLORIDA
By Kay Fields, Board Chair
Attest Gail F. McKinzie,
Secretary
(Seal)
Oct. 3, 2005-3205


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR
POLK COUNTY, FLORIDA PRO-
BATE DIVISION
IN RE: ESTATE OF
DOROTHY S. FORSYTHE, a/k/a
DOROTHY MILDRED FOR-
SYTHE,
Deceased.
File No.
05-CP-2099
NOTICE TO CREDITORS
The administration of the estate
of DOROTHY S. FORSYTHE, de-
ceased, whose date of death was
July 21, 2005, and whose Social
Security Number is 449-03-7861,
is pending in the Circuit Court for
Polk County, Florida, Probate Divi-
sion, the address of which is P.O.
Box 9000, Drawer CC-4, Bartow,
Florida 33830. The names and ad-
dresses of the personal represen-
tative and the personal represen-
tative's attorney are set forth be-
low.
All creditors of the decedent
and other persons, having claims
or demands against decedent's
estate, on whom a copy of this no-
tice has been served, must file
their claims with this court WITHIN
THE LATER OF 3 MONTHS AF-
TER THE DATE OF THE FIRST
PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE
OR 30 DAYS AFTER THE DATE
OF SERVICE OF A COPY OF
THIS NOTICE ON THEM.
All other creditors of the dece-
dent and other persons having
claims or demands against the de-
cedent's estate, must file their
claims with this court WITHIN 3
MONTHS AFTER THE.DATE OF
THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF
THIS NOTICE.
ALL CLAIMS NOT SO FILED
WILL BE FOREVER BARRED.,
NOTWITHSTANDING THE
TIME PERIODS SET FORTH
ABOVE, ANY CLAIM FILED TWO
(2) YEARS OR MORE AFTER
THE DECEDENT'S DATE OF
DEATH IS BARRED.
THE DATE OF FIRST PUBLI-
CATION OF THIS NOTICE IS:
October 3, 2005.
Personal Representative:
George Ronald Forsytle
2520 West Shell Point Road
Tampa, FL 33611
Attorney for Personal Representa-
tive:
/s/ James P. Hahn
James P. Hahn, Attorney
Florida Bar No. 032756
HAHN, McCLURG, WATSON,
GRIFFITH & BUSH
P.O. Box 38
Lakeland, FL 33802
Telephone: 863/688-7747
Oct. 3, 10, 2005-3206





IN THE 'CIRCUIT COURT
FOR Polk COUNTY, FLOR-
IDA PROBATE DIVISION
IN RE: ESTATE OF
M. JUNE WINTER, deceased,
Deceased.
File No.
05-CP-21 99
NOTICE TO CREDITORS
The administration of the es-
tate of M. June Winter, de-
ceased, whose date of death
was August 14, 2005, File
Number 05-CP-2199, is pend-
ing in the Circuit Court for Polk
County, Florida, Probate Divi-
sion, the address of which is
Probate Division, Drawer CC-4,
P.O;. Box, 9000.e. Bartow, FL
33831-90.00. The names and
addresses of the personal rep-
resentative and the personal
representative's attorney are
set forth below.
All creditors of the decedent
and other persons having
claims or demands against de-
cedent's estate on whom a
copy of this notice has been
served must file their claims
with this court WITHIN THE
LATER OF 3 MONTHS AFTER
THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLI-
CATION OF THIS NOTICE OR 30
DAYS AFTER THE DATE OF
SERVICE OF A COPY OF THIS
NOTICE ON THEM.
All other creditors of the de-
cedent and other persons hav-
ing claims or demands against
decedent's estate must file
their claims with this court
WITHIN 3 MONTHS.AFTER. THE
DATE-OF THE FIRST PUBLICA-
TION OF THIS NOTICE. '
ALL CLAIMS NOT SO FILED'
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 October .3,
2005.
Personal Representative:
John J. Winter
1009 Longhorn Drive :.
Mishawaka; Indiana 46544
Attorney for Personal Repre-
sentative:
DEBRA L. CLINE, ESQUIRE
Attorney for Petitioner
Florida Bar No. 0252735
Peterson & Myers, P.A.
141' 5th Street, NW
Winter Haven, FL 33881
(863) 294-3360
October 3, 10, 2005-3199







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 NINE HUNDRED


SEVEN DOLLARS
($1,907.00) IN U.S.
CURRENCY. Said property
was seized at or near 920 N.
Lincoln Avenue in Lakeland,
Polk County, Florida, on August
10, 2005. The law enforce-
ment agency holding the prop-
erty is the Lakeland Police De-
partment. A petition seeking
forfeiture of the property will
be filed in the Circuit- Court for
Polk County, Florida.
CHARLES E. JACOBSON, 111,
ESQ.
219 North Massachusetts Ave.
Lakeland, Florida 33801
(863) 834-6994
Florida Bar No. 181424
ATTORNEY FOR CITY OF LAKE-
LAND
October 3, 10, 2005-3197


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN
AND FOR POLK COUNTY,
FLORIDA
WELLS FARGO BANK, N.A.,
Successor by merger to WELLS
FARGO HOME MORTGAGE,
INC., Successor by merger to
CROSSLAND MORTGAGE
CORP..
Plaintiff,
v.
JANE D. VAN HUSEN A/K/A
JANE DEY VINCENT; __
UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF JANE
D. VAN HUSEN A/K/A JANE DEY
VINCENT; and all unknown par-
ties claiming by, through, under or
against the above named Defen-
dants, who are not known to be
dead or alive, whether said un-
known parties claim as heirs, devi-
sees, grantees, assignees, lienors,
creditors, trustees, spouses, or
other claimants; TENANT #1
and/or TENANT #2, the parties in-
tended to account for the person
or persons in possession;
HOUSEHOLD FINANCE CORPO-
RATION III
Defendants.
CASE NO.
53-2005CA-001615-0000-00-
Section 08
NOTICE OF SALE
Notice is hereby given that, pur-
suant to the Final Judgment of
Foreclosuredated September 19,
2005, in this cause, in the Circuit
Court of POLK County, Florida,
described as:
LOT 20H, EVANS ACRES:
THAT PART OF LOTS 20
AND 21, EVANS ACRES AS
RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK
75, PAGE 13, PUBLIC RE-
CORDS OF POLK COUNTY,
FLORIDA, DESCRIBED AS
FOLLOWS:
COMMENCE AT THE
SOUTHEAST CORNER OF
SAID LOT 20 AND RUN
NORTH 00o08'20" EAST
613.16 FEET TO THE POINT
OF BEGINNING; THENCE
NORTH 88o49'45" WEST
418.96 FEET; THENCE
NORTH 608'20" EAST
633.06 FEET; THENCE
SOUTH 88o33'28" WEST
280.53 FEET; THENCE
SOUTH 21o40'38" WEST
239.97 FEET; THENCE
NORTH 88049'42" WEST
560.03 FEET; THENCE
001'52" EAST 50.0 FEET;
THENCE SOUTH 88049'42"
WEST 526.34 FEET;
THENCE NORTH 21040'38"
EAST 238.30 FEET; THENCE
NORTH 8833'24" EAST
314.93 FEET; THENCE
NORTH 0o08'20" EAST
245.89 FEET; THENCE
SOUTH 88o49'46" EAST
418.96 FEET; THENCE
SOUTH 0 08'20" WEST
928.95 FEET TO THE POINT
OF BEGINNING. SUBJECT
TO AN INGRESS AND
EGRESS AND UTILITY
EASEMENT ACROSS THE
MOST WESTERLY 30 FEET
THEREOF.
TOGETHER WITH THAT
CERTAIN DOUBLE-WIDE
MOBILE HOME KNOWN AS
A 1993 SHAD, VIN NOS.
146M7809A AND
146M7809B, TITLE NOS.
.0064811166 AND
0064811165.
a/k/a 15425 Angus Road, Polk
City, FL 33868
at public, sale, to the highest and
best bidder, for cash, at the east
end of the east corridor, first floor,
of the Polk County Courthouse, lo-
cated at 255 North Broadway Ave-
nue, (Please note that the main
entrance is located on Church
Street. No entry is possible from
Broadway Avenue. In the event
any temporary change of location
is necessary, the Clerk will post a"
Notice of Change" at the sale loca-
tion directing the bidders to the
temporary sale location.), Bartow,
Florida,. at 9:00 o'clock a.m., on
October 21, 2005.
All sales are to be held at the east
end of the east corridor, first floor,
of the Polk County Courthouse lo-
cated at 255 North Broadway Ave-
nue, Bartow, Florida. Please note
that the main entrance is located
on Church Street. No entry is pos-
sible from Broadway Avenue. In
the event any temporary change is
necessary, the Clerk will post a "
Notice of Change" at the sale loca-
tion directing the bidders to the
temporary sale location.
If you are a person with disabilities
who needs any accommodation in
order to participate in this pro-,
ceeding, you are entitled at no
cost to you, to the provision of cer-
tain assistance. Please contact the
Office of the Court Administrator,
(863) 534-4690, within two (2)
working days of your receipt of this
notice; if you are hearing or voice
impaired, call TDD (863) 534-7777
or Florida Relay Services 711.
Dated at Bartow, Florida this
22nd day of September, 2005.
Richard M. Weiss
Clerk of the Circuit Court
By: /s/ Yvette Johnson
Deputy Clerk
(Seal)
October, 10, 2005-3192



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 2001
DODGE PICKUP TRUCK,
VIN NO.
1B7HC1 6X1 1S792699.
Said property was seized at or
near the 1400 block of S. Corn-
bee Road in Lakeland, Polk
County, Florida, on August 27,
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
October 3, 10, 2005-3198


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
10TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND
FOR POLK COUNTY, FLORIDA
MORTGAGE ELECTRONIC REG-
ISTRATION SYSTEMS, INC. as
nominee for GUARANTY RESI-
DENTIAL LENDING, INC.,
Plaintiff,
vs.
MICHAEL TAGGART, et ux., et
al.,
Defendant(s).
CASE NO.
53-2004-CA-2967-0000 SEC
11
NOTICE OF SALE
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN
pursuant to an Order or Final
Judgment Scheduling Foreclo-
sure Sale entered on Septem-
ber 15, 2005, in this case now
pending in said Court, the style
of which is indicated above.
I will sell to the highest and
best bidder for cash at the
POLK COUNTY COURTHOUSE,
All sales are to be held at the East
end of the East Corridor, first floor,
255 North Broadway Avenue, Bar-
tow, Florida, at 9:00 A.M., on
the 20th day of September,
2005, the following described
property as set forth in said or-
der or final judgment, to wit:
LOTS 22 AND 23,
BLOCK 8, LESS THE
NORTH 12 FEET OF
LOT 22, RE-PLAT OF
BLOCKS 8 AND 24,
HAINES CITY, FLOR-
IDA, ACCORDING TO
THE PLAT THEREOF
AS RECORDED IN PLAT
BOOK 5, ,PAGE 25, OF
THE PUBLIC RECORDS
OF POLK COUNTY,
FLORIDA.
If you are a person with disabilities
who needs any accommodation in
order to participate in this pro-
ceeding, you are entitled at no
cost to you, to the provision of cer-
tain assistance. Please contact the
Office of the Court Administrator;,
(863) 534-4690, within two (2)
working days of your receipt of this
notice; if you are hearing or voice
impaired, call TDD (863) 534-7777
or Florida Relay Services 711'.
ORDERED at POLK County
Florida, this 19th day of SEPTEM-
BER. 2005.
RICHARD M. WEISS
As Clerk, Circuit Court
POLK, Florida
By: /s/ Felicia Borders
As Deputy Clerk
(Seal)
October 3, 10, 2005-3188



IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR
POLK COUNTY, FLORIDA
PROBATE DIVISION
IN RE: ESTATE OF
ARTHUR C. KNAPP
Deceased.
File No.
05CP-2123
NOTICE TO CREDITORS
The administration of the es-
tate of ARTHUR C. KNAPP,
deceased, whose date of death
was October 19th, 1982,
and whose Social Security Num-
ber is 104-05-2810, is pending
in the Circuit Court for POLK
County, Florida, Probate Divi-
sion, the address of which is
Post Office Box 9000,
Drawer CC-4, Bartow,
Florida 33831-9000. The
names and addresses of the
personal representative and the
personal representative's attor-
ney are set forth below.
-All creditors of the decedent
and other persons having claims
or demands against decedent's
estate, on whom a 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, Oct. 3, 10, 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: ONE THOU-
SAND SIX HUNDRED
EIGHTEEN DOLLARS
($1,618.00) IN U.S.
CURRENCY. Said property
was seized at or near 4335
Williamstown Boulevard, .in
Lakeland, Polk County, Florida,
on August 21, 2005. The law
enforcement agency holding
the property is the Lakeland
Police Department. A petition
seeking forfeiture of the prop-
erty 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
October 3, 10, 2005-3196


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IN THE CIRCUIT COURT
OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL
CIRCUIT OF THE STATE
OF FLORIDA, IN AND FOR
POLK COUNTY
CIVIL DIVISION
CITIFINANCIAL MORTGAGE
COMPANY, INC.,
Plaintiff,
vs.
CRAIG F. FINKLE; THE UN-
KNOWN SPOUSE OF CRAIG F.
FINKLE; SARAH F. FINKLE; THE
UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF SARAH
F. FINKLE; IF LIVING, INCLUDING
ANY UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF
SAID DEFENDANTSS, IF RE-
MARRIED, AND IF DECEASED,
THE RESPECTIVE UNKNOWN
HEIRS, DEVISEES, GRANTEES,
ASSIGNEES, CREDITORS, LIEN-
ORS, AND TRUSTEES, AND ALL
OTHER PERSONS CLAIMING BY,
THROUGH, UNDER OR AGAINST
THE NAMED DEFENDANTSS;
UNKNOWN TENANT #1; UN-
KNOWN TENANT #2,
Defendant(s).
CASE NO.
53-2005-CA-001007-
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 12, FALLING CREST
PHASE ONE, ACCORDING
TO THE PLAT THEREOF, AS
RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK
79, PAGE 31, OF THE PUB-
LIC RECORDS OF POLK
COUNTY, FLORIDA.
A/K/A 4453 IRIS STREET
NORTH LAKELAND, FL
33813.
at public sale, to the high-
est and best bidder, for
cash, at the East End of the
East Corridor, First Floor,
Polk County Courthouse,
255 North Broadway Ave-
nue, Bartow, Florida at 9-00
o'clock A.M., or as soon
thereafter 9:00 A.M., the
20th day of October, 2005.
All sales are to be held at the
east end of the east corridor,
first floor, of the Polk County
Courthouse located at 255
North Broadway Avenue, Bar-
tow, Florida. Please note that
the main entrance is located on
Church Street. No entry is pos-
sible from Broadway Avenue. In
the event any temporary
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 19th DAY OF Sep-
tember, 2005.
RICHARD M. WEISS
CLERK OF CIRCUIT COURT
By /s/ Felicia Borders.
Deputy Clerk
(Seal)
October 3, 10, 2005-3184



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IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
10TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF
FLORIDA, IN AND FOR POLK
COUNTY
MORTGAGE ELECTRONIC REG-
ISTRATION SYSTEMS, INC.
PLAINTIFF,
-vs-
PATRICIA A. HARRELL; POLK
COUNTY; 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.: 03-CA-2693
Division#: 11
UNC: 532003CA002693
NOTICE OF SALE
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN
pursuant to an Order or Final
Judgment of Foreclosure dated
July 25, 2005, entered in Civil
Case No. 03-CA-2693 of the Cir-
cuit Court of the 10TH Judicial Cir-
cuit in and for POLK County, Flor-
ida, wherein MORTGAGE ELEC-
TRONIC REGISTRATION 'SYS-
TEMS, INC., Plaintiff and PATRI-
CIA A. HARRELL are
defendantss, I will sell to the high-
est and best bidder for cash, AT
THE EAST END OF THE EAST
CORRIDOR, FIRST FLOOR,
POLK COUNTY COURTHOUSE,
255 NORTH BROADWAY AVE-
NUE, BARTOW, FLORIDA, AT
9:00 AM, MAIN ENTRANCE IS
ON CHURCH STREET, NO EN-
TRY AVAILABLE ON BROAD-
WAY AVE. October 10, 2005, the
following described property as set
forth in said Final Judgment, to-
wit:
LOT 74, DIAMOND RIDGE II,
ACCORDING TO THE MAP
OR PLAT THEREOF AS RE-
CORDED IN PLAT BOOK
108, PAGE 50, OF THE PUB-
LIC RECORDS OF POLK
COUNTY, FLORIDA.
All sales are to be held at the east
end of the east corridor, first floor,
of the Polk County Courthouse lo-
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 28th day ,of July, 20.05.
RICHARD M. WEISS
CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT
COURT
POLK County, Florida
By: /s/ Yvette Johnson
Deputy Clerk
(Seal)
Sept. 26, Oct. 3, 2005-3134





IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR
POLK COUNTY, FLORIDA ,
PROBATE DIVISION
In Re The Estate Of:
ORA LEE KING,
Deceased
File Number:
05CP-1873
NOTICE TO CREDITORS
The administration of the estate
of ORA LEE KING, deceased, File
Number 05CP-1873, is pending in
the Probate Court, Polk County,
Florida, the address of which is:
Clerk of Court, Post Office Box
9000, Drawer CC-4, Bartow, Flor-
ida 33830. The names and ad-,
dresses of the personal represen-
tative and the personal represen-
tative's attorney are set forth be-
low.
All creditors of the decedent,
and other persons having claims
or demands against decedent'S
estate, including unmatured, con-
tingent or unliquidated claims, on
whom a copy of this notice is
served, must file their claims with
this court, WITHIN. THE LATER
OF THREE MONTHS AFTER
THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUB-
LICATION OF THIS NOTICE OR
THIRTY DAYS AFTER THE DATE
OF SERVICE OF A COPY OF
THIS NOTICE ON THEM:
All other creditors of the dece-
dent, and other persons having
claims or demands against dece-
dent's estate, including unma-
tured, contingent, or unliquidated
claims, must file their claims with
this court WITHIN THREE
MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF
THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF
THIS NOTICE.
ALL OBJECTIONS, CLAIMS
OR DEMANDS NOT SO FILED
WILL BE FOREVER BARRED.
The date'of the first publication
of this notice is October 3, 2005.
Personal Representative:
Judy K. James
114 Palencia Road
Auiburndale, FL 33823
Attorney for Personal Representa-
tive:
Joseph A. Morrisorn .
3500 South Florida Avenue, Suite
3
Lakeland, FL 33803
(863) 644-3399
Florida Bar Number: 313793
October 3,10, 2005-3200


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF
THE STATE OF FLORIDA, IN
AND FOR POLK COUNTY
JUVENILE DIVISION
IN THE INTEREST OF:
KM
MINOR CHILD
SUMMONS AND NOTICE
OF HEARING ON PETITION
FOR TERMINATION OF
PARENTAL RIGHTS
CASE NO.
JP04-108600-FF
THE STATE OF FLORIDA TO:
EDILBERTO BARRIOS-
CRUZ
(ADDRESS UNKNOWN)
YOU ARE HEREBY NO-
TIFIED that a Petition under
oath has been filed in the
above styled Court for the per-
manent commitment of
KM, 7-8-2002 female born to
Vickie Norris, Polk County, FL
for subsequent adoption and
you are hereby COMMANDEDto
be and appear before the MAGIS-
TRATE ROBIN MATIS-JACKSON
at 9:00 A.M. on Wednesday the
23rd day of November. 2005, for
this hearing at POLK COUNTY
COURTHOUSE, COURTROOM-
Juvenile Division, 5th Floor
Hearing Room 5C1-255 N.
Broadway, BARTOW, FLORIDA.
YOUR FAILURE TO APPEAR IN
PERSON WILL BE TREATED AS
A CONSENT TO THE TERMINA-
TION OF PARENTAL RIGHTS
AND YOU WILL PERMANENTLY
LOSE ALL LEGAL RIGHTS AS A
PARENT TO THE CHILDREN)
AS NAMED IN THE PETITION
FOR TERMINATION OF PAREN-
TAL RIGHTS.
YOU HAVE THE RIGHT TO
HAVE AN ATTORNEY REPRE-
SENT YOU IN THIS MATTER. IF
YOU CANNOT AFFORD AN AT-
TORNEY, YOU MUST BE PRE-
SENT AND REQUEST THAT
THE COURT APPOINT YOU AN
ATTORNEY FOR YOU IF YOU
WANT ONE.
"In accordance with the Ameri-
cans With Disabilities Act,.persons
with disabilities needing a special
accommodation to participate in
this proceeding should contact the
Children & Families Legal Depart-
ment at 1055 US Highway 17
North, Bartow, Florida 33830,
Telephone: 863-534-0062 not later
than seven days prior to the pro-
ceeding. If hearing impaired,
(TDD) 1-800-955-871, or Voice (V)
1-800-955-8770, via Florida Relay
Service."
RICHARD M. WEISS, CLERK
By Patricia A. Bradley
as his Deputy Clerk
(CLERK'S SEAL)
Sept. 26, Oct, 3, 10, 17, 2005-
3144




IN THE CIRCUIT COURT IN AND
FOR POLK COUNTY, FLORIDA
DEUTSCHE BANK NATIONAL
TRUST COMPANY F/K/A BANK-
ERS TRUST COMPANY OF
CALIFORNIA, N.A., AS TRUSTEE
ON BEHALF OF VENDEE MORT-
GAGE TRUST 2002-2,
Plaintiff,
vs.
LANZIE R. HANSON; BUCKEYE'
HAVEN HOMEOWNERS ASSO-
CIATION, INC.; and any unknown
heirs, devisees, grantees, credi-
tors, and other unknown persons
or unknown spouses claiming by,
through and under any of the
above named Defendants,
Defendants.
CASE NO.:
53-2003-CA-3356-WH-8
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 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 14 in Block A of
BUCKEYE HAVEN, ac-
cording to the plat
thereof as recorded
in Plat Book 84, Page
16 of the Public Re-
cords of Polk County,
Florida.
pursuant to the Final Judgment
entered in a case pending in
said Court, the style of which is
indicated above.
All sales are to be held at the east
end of the east corridor, first floor,
of the Polk County Courthouse lo-
cated at 255 North Broadway Ave-
nue, Bartow, Florida. Please note
that the main entrance is located
6n Church Street. No entry is pos-
sible from Broadway Avenue. In
the eventtny 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 16th day
of September, 2005.
Richard Weiss -
CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT
COURT
BY: /s/ Felicia Borders
Deputy Clerk
(Court Seal)
October 3,10, 2005-3187


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR
POLK COUNTY, FLORIDA, PRO-
BATE DIVISION
IN RE: ESTATE OF
THELMA BROOKS, a/k/a
THELMA M. BROOKS,
a/k/a THELMA MAT-
THEWS BROOKS,
Deceased.
FILE NO.
05-CP-2139
NOTICE TO CREDITORS
The administration of the estate
of THELMA BROOKS,
a/k/a THELMA M.
BROOKS, a/k/a THELMA
MATTHEWS BROOKS, de-
ceased, File No. 05-CP-2139, is
pending in the Circuit Court for
Polk County, Florida, Probate Divi-
sion, the address of which is
Drawer J-110, P.O. Box 9000,
Bartow, Florida 33831-9000. The
names and addresses of the per-
sonal representative and the per-
sonal representative's attorney are
set forth below.
All creditors of the decedent
and other persons having claims
or demands against decedent's
estate, including unmatured, con-
tingent or unliquidated claims, on
whom a copy of this notice is
served must file their claims with
this Court WITHIN THE LATER
OF THREE MONTHS AFTER
THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUB-
LICATION OF THIS NOTICE OR
THIRTY DAYS AFTER THE
DATE OF SERVICE OF A COPY
OF THIS NOTICE ON THEM.
All other creditors of the dece-
dent and other persons having
claims or demands against the de-
cedent's estate, including unma-
tured, contingent or unliquildated
claims, must file their claims with
this court WITHIN THREE
MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF
THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF
THIS NOTICE.
ALL CLAIMS NOT SO FILED
WILL BE FOREVER BARRED.
The date of the first publication
of this Notice is September 26

Personal Representative:
PATRICIA ANN CAR-
TER
12603 US Highway
129 S.
Live Oak, Florida
32060
Attorney for Personal Repre-
sentative:
ABEL A. PUTNAM of
PUTNAM & CREIGHTON, P.A.
Florida Bar No.: 024090
Post Office Box 3545
Lakeland, Florida 33802
Telephone: 863/682-1178
Sept. 26, Oct. 3, 2005-3143
IN THE COUNTY COURT OF
POLK COUNTY, FLORIDA
JERRY AND LEE ALDERMAN,
Plaintiff,
vs.
DANA BRAYTON, SR. AS SUC-
CESSOR TRUSTEE OF KEN-
NETH E. MCLEOD AND
DOREEN G. MCLEOD REVOCA-
BLE TRUST, DATED 09/30/1992,
AS AMENDED; THE UNKNOWN
HEIRS OF DOREEN G.
MCLEOD, INCLUDING DANA
BRAYTON, SR., CHERYL MAD-
DALENA, JAIJICE TRAINA, ME-
RIDETH BRAYTON LEE S.
WARDYGA; AND, KENNETH P.
BRAYTON, JR. AND ALL UN-
KNOWN HEIRS OF DOREEN
MCLEOD,
Defendants.

CASE NO.:
2005-CC-005018-0000-WH
NOTICE OF ACTION
TO: (DANA BRAYTON, SR:
AS SUCCESSOR TRUSTEE
OF KENNETH E. MCLEOD
AND DOREEN G. MCLEOD
REVOCABLE TRUST, DATED
09/30/1992, AS AMENDED;
THE UNKNOWN HEIRS OF
DOREEN G. MCLEOD, IN-
CLUDING DANA BRAYTON,
SR., CHERYL MADDALENA,
JANICE TRAINA, MERIDETH
BRAYTON LEE S.
WARDYGA; AND, KENNETH
P. BRAYTON, JR. AND ALL
UNKNOWN HEIRS OF
DOREEN MCLEOD)
YOU ARE HEREBY NOTIFIED
that an action to foreclose a statu-
tory lien on the following described
mobile home:
1982 Southern Road Craft
USA LTD. Mobile Home, Ve-
hicle Identification Number
S26511753, Title Number
21150014, in Polk County,
Florida, located at Lot 34 of
Winterset Shores Estates,
located on Highway 540-A in
Winter Haven, Florida.
has been filed against you, and
that you are required to serve a
copy of your written defenses, if
any, to it on I. Weston Wheeler,
Plaintiff's attorney, whose ad-
dress is P.O. Box 1396, Winter
Haven, Florida 33882-1396, on
or before October 9, 2005, and
file the original with the Clerk of
the above-styled Court on or be-
fore 30 days from the first publi-
cation, 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 7th 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/ Grisella Mercado
Deputy Clerk
(Court Seal)
Sept. 12, 19, 26, Oct. 3, 2005-
2983


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT IN AND
FOR POLK COUNTY, FLORIDA
POLK HOME MANAGEMENT,
LLC
AND
THE PERDOMA FAMILY LIVING
TRUST,
Plaintiffs,
vs.
WAYNE A. RAULERSON AND
MARY J. RAULERSON, if alive,
and If dead, their unknown
spouse, Heirs, devisees, grant-
ees, judgment Creditors, and all
other parties claiming by, through,
under or against them; and all un-
known natural persons if alive, and
if dead or not known to be dead or
alive, their several and respective
unknown spouses, heirs, devi-
sees, grantees, and judgment
creditors, or other parties claiming
by, through, or under those un-
known natural persons; 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 or parties
or claiming to have any right, title,
or interest in the property de-
scribed in this Complaint,
Defendants.
CASE NO.
2005-CA-3070
NOTICE OF ACTION
To:
Wayne A. Raulerson and
Mary J. Raulerson, whose
last known address was
Route 1, Box 371A, Lake-
land, Florida and whose cur-
rent address if unknown, if
living and if dead, the un-
known heirs, devisees,
grantees, creditors, and all
other parties .claiming by,
through or against Wayne
A. Raulerson and Mary J.
Raulerson, any and all claim-
ants, persons or parties,
natural or corporate, whose
legal status is unknown
claiming any right, title or
interest in the lands hereaf-
ter described, and grantees
and creditors, or other par-
ties claiming by, through or
against this corporation or
any other parties claiming
an interest therein; and all
claimants, persons or par-
ties, natural or corporate,
of whose exact legal status
is unknown, claiming under
any of the above named or
described Defendants or
parties or claiming to have
any right, title or interest in
and to the lands hereinafter
described.
YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an ac-
tion to quiet title on the following
property in Polk County, Florida:
The North 1/2 of the East
100 feet of the South 2
acres of the South 1/2 of
the Southeast 1/4 of the
Southeast 1/4 of the
Northeast 1/4 of Section
14, Township 29 South,
Range 23 East, Polk County,
Florida; LESS road right-of-
way.
has been filed against you and
you are required to serve a copy
of your written defenses, if any, to
it on John K. Stargel, Esquire,
Plaintiff's attorney, whose address
is 902 South Florida Avenue Suite
101, Lakeland, Florida 33803, on
or before October 21 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 Complaint.
WITNESS my hand and the Seal
of the Court on the 14th day of
September 2005
RICHARD M. WEISS
Clerk of the Circuit Court
By: /s/ Tamika Joiner
As Deputy Clerk
(SEAL)
Sept. 19, 26, Oct. 3, 10, 2005-
3066







IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR
POLK COUNTY, FLORIDA
PROBATE DIVISION
IN RE: ESTATE OF
JAMES EDWARD REEDER,
a/k/a JAMES E. REEDER,
Deceased.
File No.
04-CP-0438
Division Probate
NOTICE TO CREDITORS
The administration of the es-
tate of JAMES EDWARD
REEDER, a/k/a JAMES E.
REEDER deceased, whose
date of death was October
04th. 2003, and whose So-
cial Security Number is 402-
20-4251, is pending in the Cir-
cuit Court for Polk County,
Florida, Probate Division; the ad-
dress of which Is P.O. Box 9000,.
Drawer CC-4 Bartow, FL 33831-
9000. The names and addresses
of the personal representative and
the personal representative's at-
torney are set forth below.
All creditors of the decedent
and other persons having claims
or demands against decedent's
estate on whom a copy of this no-
tice has been served must file
their claims with this court WITHIN
THE LATER OF 3 MONTHS AF-
TER THE DATE OF THE FIRST
PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE
OR 30 DAYS AFTER THE DATE
OF SERVICE OF A COPY OF
THIS NOTICE ON THEM.
All other creditors of the dece-
dent and other persons having
claims or demands against dece-
dent's estate must file their claims
with this court WITHIN 3 MONTHS
AFTER THE DATE OF THE
FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS
NOTICE.
ALL CLAIMS NOT SO FILED
WILL BE FOREVER BARRED.
NOTWITHSTANDING THE


TIME PERIODS SET FORTH
ABOVE, ANY CLAIM FILED TWO
(2) YEARS .OR MORE AFTER
THE DECEDENT'S DATE OF
DEATH IS BARRED.
The date of first publication of
this notice is October 3 2005.
Personal Representative:
Iva Reeder
207 Ellen Court
New Albany, IN
47150
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. 0221864
Oct. 3, 10, 2005-3204 .


ADVERTISEMENT OF SALE
Notice of hereby given that Budget
Mini Storage intends to sell per-
sonal property described below to
enforce a lien imposed on said
property under the Florida Self
Storage Facility Act (Section
83.806). The owner will sell at
public sale on the 13th day of Oc-
tober, 2005, at 10:30 am at 1925
George Jenkins Blvd., Lakeland,
FL 33815.
Items to be sold are household
goods, furniture and misc. boxes
unless other wise stated.
Kanina Smith B37
Sara Rieck C14
Dedra W O'Neal C16
Dedra ONeal C23
Mellisa Ruth Mathis J04
Jenita Underwood M10
sale subject to cancellation in the
event of settlement. Should it be
impossible to dispose of these
goods on the day of the sale, the
sale will continue on such seced-
ing sale days thereafter as may be
necessary to complete the sale.
Sept. 26, Oct. 3, 2005-3138


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT
OF THE 10TH JUDICIAL
CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR
POLK COUNTY, FLORIDA
CIVIL DIVISION
MORTGAGE ELECTRONIC REG-
ISTRATION SYSTEMS, INC., AS
NOMINEE FOR COUNTRYWIDE
HOME LOANS, INC.,
Plaintiff,
vs.
WILLIAM M. GOLDEN; UN-
KNOWN SPOUSE OF WILLIAM
M. GOLDEN; JOHN DOE; JANE
DOE AS UNKNOWN TENANTS)
IN POSSESSION OF THE SUB-
JECT PROPERTY,
Defendants.
CASE NO.:
53-2005-CA-002920-0000-
SEC07
NOTICE OF ACTION
TO: WILLIAM M. GOLDEN
L/K/A 531 EMERALD
COVE LOOP, LAKELAND,
FL 33813
UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF
WILLIAM M. GOLDEN
L/K/A 531 EMERALD
COVE LOOP, LAKELAND,
FL 33813
JOHN DOE AS UNKNOWN
TENANTS) IN POSSES-
SION OF THE SUBJECT
PROPERTY
L/K/A 531 EMERALD
COVE LOOP, LAKELAND,
FL 33813
JANE DOE AS UNKNOWN
TENANTS) IN POSSES-
SION OF THE SUBJECT
PROPERTY
L/K/A 531 EMERALD
COVE LOOP, LAKELAND,
FL 33813
YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an
action for Foreclosure of Mortgage
on the following described prop-
erty:
LOT 55, EMERALD
COVE, ACCORDING TO
THE MAP OR PLAT
THEREOF AS RE-
CORDED IN PLAT
BOOK 97, PAGE 22 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 28 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
33830, Phone (863) 534-
4488 not later than seven days
prior to such proceeding.
WITNESS my hand and the
seal of this Court this 21st day of
September 2005.
Richard M Weiss
As Clerk of the Court
By /s/amika
As Deputy Clerk
(SEAL)
Sept. 26, Oct. 3, 2005-3136

NOTICE OF
PUBLIC MEETINGS
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN
that THE SCHOOL BOARD OF
POLK COUNTY, FLORIDA, an-
nounces a public meeting to which
all persons are invited.
DATE AND TIME:
October 25, 2005
*Superindendant Evaluation-
8:30 a.m.
PURPOSE: To discuss the
Superintendent's evaluation.
S*Agenda Study/Work Ses-
sion- 9:30 a.m.
PURPOSE: To discuss regu-
far school board business.
PLACE: Superintendent's
Conference Room at The
School Board of Polk County,
Florida, at 1915 South Floral
Ave., Bartow, FL 33830
A copy of the agenda for the
Agenda Study/Work Session may
be obtained by writing to Joanne
Clanton in the Superintendent's
Office at The School Board of Polk
County, P.O. Box 391, Bartow, FL
33831 or by calling 863-534-0521.
Pursuant to the provisions of
the Americans with Disabilities
Act, any person requiring special
accommodations to participate in


this meeting is asked to advise the
agency at least 48 hours before
the meeting by contacting Patricia
Hunter at.863-534-0513. If you are
hearirtg or speech impaired,
please contact the agency by call-
ing Florida Relay Service at 1-800-
955-8771.
Dated: September 30, 2005.
THE SCHOOL BOARD OF
POLK COUNTY, FLORIDA
By Kay Fields, Board Chair
Attest Gail F. McKinzie,
Secretary
(Seal)
Oct. 3, 2005-3207


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Oct. 3, 2005-3191

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN
AND FOR POLK COUNTY,
FLORIDA
WILLIAM THOMAS MIMS,
Plaintiff,
Vs.
ROBERT LEE MITCHELL and
MARJORIE MITCHELL; CESARA
ESTATES PROPERTY OWNERS'
ASSOCIATION, INC., a Dissolved
Florida corporation; LORRIE
ROYCE, INFOTEC; STATE OF
FLORIDA, DEPARTMENT OF
REVENUE; and BOARD OF
COUNTY COMMISSIONERS OF
POLK COUNTY, FLORIDA,
Defendant.
Case Number:
53-2005CA-0000409-0000-LK
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:
LOTS 13 & 14, CESARA ES-
TATES, ACCORDING TO THE
MAP OR PLAT THEREOF RE-
CORDED IN PLAT BOOK 97,
PAGES 27 AND 28, 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, Polk County in Bar-
tow, Florida, at 9:00 A.M: on
the 121t 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
Clerk of Circuit Courts
By /s/ Felicia Borders
Deputy Clerk
(Court Seal)
Sept. 26, Oct. 3, 2005-3141

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT IN AND
FOR POLK COUNTY, FLORIDA
BANK OF NEW YORK, AS TRUS-
TEE FOR THE CERTIFICATE.
HOLDERS OF ASSET-BACKED
CERTIFICATES, SERIES 2003-3,
Plaintiff,
vs.
TOM OVERSTREET; UNKNOWN
SPOUSE OF TOM OVER-
STREET; UNKNOWN TENANT I;
UNKNOWN TENANT II; and any
unknown heirs, devisees, grant-
ees, creditors, and other unknown
persons or unknown spouses
claiming by, through and under
any of the above named Defen-
dants,
Defendants.
CASE NO.:
53-2004-CA-2476-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 201h 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 3, Block C, South-
side Terrace accord-
ing to the Plat
thereof, Recorded in
Plat Book 47, Page
23, Public Records of
Polk County, Florida.
pursuant to the Final Judgment
entered in a case pending in
said Court, the style of which is
indicated above.
All sales are to be held at the east
end of the east corridor, first floor,
of the Polk County Courthouse lo-
cated at 255 North Broadway Ave-
nue, Bartow, Florida. Please note
that the main entrance is located
on Church Street. No entry is pos-
sible from Broadway Avenue. In
the event any temporary change is
necessary, the Clerk will post a "
Notice of Change" at the sale loca-
tion directing the bidders to the
temporary sale location.
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 19.h day
of September, 2005.
Richard Weiss
CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT
COURT
BY: /s/ Felicia Borders
Deputy Clerk
(Court Seal)
October 3, 10, 2005-3186


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT IN AND
FOR POLK COUNTY, FLORIDA
SECRETARY OF VETERANS AF-
FAIRS, AN OFFICER OF THE
UNITED STATES OF AMERICA
Plaintiff,
vs.
THURMAN J. KEISER; SHERRIL
L. KEISER; UNKNOWN TENANT
I; UNKNOWN TENANT II, ASSO-
CIATION OF POINCIANA VILLI-
AGES, INC.; POINCIANA VIL-
LAGE THREE ASSOCIATION,
INC.; LOSS CONTROL AND RE-
COVERY, INC., and any unknown
heirs, devisees, grantees, credi-
tors, and other unknown persons
or unknown spouses claiming by,
through and under any of the
above named Defendants,
Defendants."
CASE NO.:
53-2005-CA-2376-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 16, BLOCK 132,
POINCIANA, NEIGH-
BORHOOD 3, VILLAGE
3, ACCORDING TO THE
PLAT THEREOF, AS
RECORDED IN PLAT
BOOK 52, PAGES 19
THRU 31, PUBLIC RE-
CORDS POLK COUNTY,
FLORIDA.
pursuant to tlhe 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 1I~ri day
of September, 2005.
Richard M. Weiss
CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT
COURT
BY: /s/ Felicia Borders
Deputy Clerk
(Court Seal)
October 3, 10, 2005-3185


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR
POLK COUNTY, FLORIDA, PRO-
BATE DIVISION
IN. RE: ESTATE OF
SYLVIA THOMPSON,
Deceased.
FILE NO.
05CP-2150
NOTICE TO CREDITORS
The administration of the estate'
of SYLVIA THOMPSON, de-
ceased, File No. 05CP-2150, is
pending in the Circuit Court for
Polk County, Florida, Probate Divi-
sion, the address of which is
Drawer CC-4, P.O. Box 9000, Bar-
tow, Florida 33831. The names
and addresses of the personal
representative and the personal
representative's attorney are set
forth below.
All creditors of the decedent
and other persons having claims
or demands against decedent's
estate, including unmatured, con-
tingent or unliquidated claims, on
whom a copy of this notice is
served must file their claims with
this Court WITHIN THE LATER
OF THREE MONTHS AFTER
THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUB-
LICATION OF THIS NOTICE OR
THIRTY DAYS AFTER THE
DATE OF SERVICE OF A COPY
OF THIS NOTICE ON THEM.
All other creditors of the dece-
dent and other persons' having
claims or demands against the de-
cedent's estate, including unma-
tured, contingent or unliquidated
claims, must file their claims with
this court WITHIN THREE
MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF
THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF
THIS NOTICE.
ALL CLAIMS NOT SO FILED
WILL BE FOREVER BARRED.
The date of the first publication
of this Notice is October 3 2005.
Personal Representatives:
EDRIS CURRY
4245 S. Pipkin Road
Lakeland, Florida
3381 1
DAVE CURRY
4245 S. Pipkin Road
Lakeland, Florida
33811
Attorney for Personal Repre-
sentative:
ABEL A. PUTNAM OF
PUTNAM & CREIGHTON, P.A.
Florida Bar No. 024090
Post Office Box 3545
Lakeland. Florida 33802-3545
863/682-1178
October 3,10, 2005-3194


NOTICE OF CLAIM OF
LIEN AND PROPOSED
SALE OF VEHICLE
To: THOMAS LYNN STORTZ OR
DIANE LINETTE MARSHALL-
GREEN,
PO BOX 110
BRADLEY, FL 33835-0110
1050 GOLFVIEW AVE #804
BARTOW, FL.33830
LIENHOLDER:
SUNTRUST BANK
PO BOX 305053
NASHVILLE, FL 37230-5053
NAMES AND ADDRESSES OF
ANY OTHER PERSONS, INCLUD-
ING ANY OTHER LIENHOLDERS,
OR PERSONS LEAVING MOTOR
VEHICLE FOR REPAIR AND NOT
THE OWNER CLAIMING INTER-
EST IN VEHICLE:
Diane Green
150 Golfview Ave #804
Bartow, FL 33830
DESCRIPTION OF VEHICLE
04 Mazda
VIN JM1BK123741203726
LIENOR (REPAIR SHOP)
Lakeland Auto Mall
1430 West Memorial Blvd.
Lakeland, FL 33815
863-682-1102
LOCATION OF VEHICLE
Lakeland Auto Mall
1430 West Memorial Blvd.
Lakeland, FL 33815
863-682-1102
EACH OF YOU IS HEREBY
NOTIFIED THAT THE
ABOVE NAMED LIENOR
CLAIMS A LIEN PURSU-
ANT TO SECTION
713.585, FLORIDA
STATUTES, ON THE
ABOVE DESCRIBED MO-
TOR VEHICLE FOR REPAIR
AND STORAGE CHARGES
ACCRUED IN THE
AMOUNT OF $6680.39.
THESE STORAGE
CHARGES WILL CON-
TINUE TO ACCRUE AT
THE RATE OF $ 20.00_
PER DAY.
THE LIEN CLAIMED BY
THE ABOVE NAMED
LIENOR IS SUBJECT TO
ENFORCEMENT PURSU-
ANT TO SECTION
713.585, FLORIDA
STATUTES, AND UNLESS
SAID MOTOR VEHICLE IS
REDEEMED FROM THE
SAID LIENOR BY PAY-
MENT AS ALLOWED BY
LAW, THE ABOVE DE-
SCRIBED MOTOR VEHICLE
MAY BE SOLD TO SAT-
ISFY THE LIEN.. IF THE
MOTOR VEHICLE IS NOT
REDEEMED AND REMAINS
UNCLAIMED OR CHARGES
FOR REPAIR AND STOR-
AGE REMAIN UNPAID,
THE VEHICLE MAY BE
SOLD AFTER 60 DAYS
FREE 'OF ALL PRIOR
LIENS WHATSOEVER, UN-
LESS OTHERWISE PRO-
VIDED BY COURT ORDER.
THE ABOVE DESIGNATED
LIENOR PROPOSES TO
SELL THE MOTOR VEHI-
CLE AS FOLLOWS.
PUBLIC AUCTION TO BE HELD
AT LAKELAND AUTO MALL
COMMENCING AT 9:00 A.M. ON
THE 29tIl DAY OF November.
2005.
STATEMENT OF OWNERS
RIGHTS
NOTICE THAT THE
OWNER OF THE MOTOR
VEHICLE OR ANY PERSON
CLAIMING INTEREST IN
OR LIEN THEREON HAS A
RIGHT TO A HEARING AT
ANY TIME PRIOR TO THE
SCHEDULED DATE OF
SALE BY FILING A DE-
MAND FOR A HEARING
WITH THE CLERK OF THE
COURT IN THE COUNTY
IN WHICH THE MOTOR
VEHICLE IS HELD BY THE
LIENOR AND BY MAILING
COPIES OF THE DEMAND
FOR HEARING TO ALL
OTHER OWNERS AND
LIENORS AS REFLECTED
IN THE NOTICE.
NOTICE THAT THE
OWNER OF THE MOTOR
VEHICLE HAS A RIGHT
TO RECOVER POSSES-
SION OF THE MOTOR VE-
HICLE WITHOUT INSTI-
TUTING JUDICIAL PRO-
CEEDINGS BY POSTING A
BOND IN ACCORDANCE
WITH THE PROVISIONS
OF FLORIDA STATUTE
559.917.
NOTICE THAT ANY PRO-
CEEDS FROM THE SALE
OF THE MOTOR VEHICLE
REMAINING AFTER PAY-
MENT OF THE AMOUNT
CLAIMED TO BE DUE AND
OWING TO THE LIENOR
WILL BE DEPOSITED
WITH THE CLERK OF THE
CIRCUIT COURT FOR DIS-
POSITION UPON COURT
ORDER PURSUANT TO
SUBSECTION [6] OF
FLORIDA STATUTE
713.585,
NOTE; THE 60 DAY TIME
FRAME THAT THE MOTOR
VEHICLE MUST BE HELD
DOES NOT INCLUDE THE
DAY THE WORK WAS
COMPLETED OR THE DAY
OF SALE. THE 45 DAY
NOTICE TO THE -OWNER
AND LIENHOLDER DOES
NOT INCLUDE THE DAY
THE NOTICE WAS MAILED
OR THE DATE OF SALE.
THE NEWSPAPER AD
MUST BE PLACED 15
DAYS PRIOR TO THE
SCHEDULED DATE OF
SALE, BUT THE 15 DAYS
DO NOT INCLUDE THE
DATE NOTICE WAS
PLACED IN THE NEWSPA-
PER OR THE DATE OF
SALE.
Oct. 3, 2005-3201


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IN THE CIRCUIT COURT IN AND
FOR POLK COUNTY, FLORIDA
WELLS FARGO BANK N.A. AS
TRUSTEE FOR THE BENEFIT
OF THE CERTIFICATE HOLD-
ERS OF REPERFORMING LOAN
REMIC TRUST CERTIFICATES,
SERIES 2002-1,
Plaintiff,
vs.
EVE D. ISAAC, A/K/A EVE
ISAAC; MAGLOIRE GUSTAVE:
UNKNOWN TENANT I; UN-
KNOWN TENANT II; CLERK OF
THE CIRCUIT COURT IN AND
FOR POLK COUNTY, A POLITI-
CAL SUBDIVISION OF THE
STATE OF FLORIDA, and any un-
known heirs, devisees, grantees,
creditors, and other unknown per-
sons or unknown spouses claim-
ing by, through and under any of
the above named Defendants,
Defendants.
CASE NO.:
53-2004-CA-4738-WH-08
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 12th 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 51, CARL'S SUB-
DIVISION, UNIT NO. 2,
ACCORDING TO THE
MAP OR PLAT
THEREOF RECORDED
IN PLAT BOOK 37,
PAGE 44, OF THE PUB-
LIC RECORDS OF POLK
COUNTY, FLORIDA.
pursuant to the Final Judgment
centered 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 14th day
of September, 2005.
Richard Weiss
CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT
COURT
BY: Is/ Yvette Johnson
Deputy Clerk
(Court Seal)
Sept. 26, Oct. 3, 2005-3139






IN THE COUNTY COURT IN AND
FOR POLK COUNTY, FLORIDA
GENERAL JURISDICTION DIVI-
SION
PARKWAY MORTGAGE COM-
PANY, INC., A Florida Corpora-
tion,
Plaintiff,
va.
RUSSELL VADEN, JR. AND AT-
TLENE M. GRANT, AND ANY
AND ALL UNKNOWN PARTIES
CLAIMING BY, THROUGH, UN-
DER 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.
53-2005CC-002868
RE-NOTICE OF ACTION
TO: RUSSELL VADEN, JR. AND
ATTLENE M. GRANT
Whose Last Known Residence
was: 31 MORE STREET,
#2, DOLCHEST, MA
021 24, 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 Claim of Lien on the fol-
lowing property in POLK
County, Florida:
LOT(S) 5, BLOCK
1088, VILLAGE 7,
NEIGHBORHOOD 4,
POINCIANA SUBDIVI-
SION, ACCORDING TO
THE PLAT THEREOF
RECORDED IN PLAT
BOOK 53, AT PAGE 4-
18, 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 HAROLD J. TURK, at-
torney for Plaintiff,
whose address is 201
Alhambra Circle, 12th
Floor, Coral Gables, Flor-
Ida 33134 and file the origi-
nal with the clerk of the above
styld Curt n o beor Oc


styled Court on or before Oc-
tober 26, 2005; otherwise a
default will be entered against
you for the relief prayed for in
the Complaint.
WITNESS my hand and the seal
of said Court at Polk County,
Florida on this 14th day of Sep-
tember, 2005.'
RICHARD M. WEISS
As Clerk, Circuit Court
By: I/s/Laureen Richardson
Deputy Clerk
(Court Seal)
Sept. 26, Oct. 3, 2005-3140




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NC MOUNTAINS- 10+ Acres from $39,900. Grand Opening October
22-23. Spectacular long range views! Near Bluie Ridge Parkway amid
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MOUNTAIN LAND FOR SALE BY OWNER. Beautiflil Mountain,
Views in North Georgia. 1.5-3 AC Parcets. Commons area oen Trout
Stirean. Call (706)636-2040.

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ALL STEEL BLDGIS! UP TO 50% OFF!! Engineered for llurricane
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BUILDING SALE! "Last Chance!" 20x26 Now $3955. 25x30, $5700.
30x40, $8300. 40x60, $12,900 MAny Others. Meets 140 M.P.It. IHigher
available. One end includeol. Pioneer (800)668-5422.

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FOR SALE
1993 KAWASAKI Ninja 600.
Excellent condition $4,000
OBO. 860-9544.

ASSORTMENT OF interior
panel doors. You pick $10.
Call 559-7035 anytime.
FRESH OKRA, small and ten-
der. Call 559-7072 or 559-
5002.

NEW TRAILER, sprayer and
boom for grove maintenance.
863-439-1793.
TANNING BED $225. 285-
8163 or 519-2532.
THREE LARGE mirrors $3.25
a square foot. One $55. Two
$75 each OBO. Will trade for
any firearm. 863-285-9234.

HORSE
FOR SALE
BARTOW-4 BEDROOM, 3
bedroom, dining/large, laun-
dry room, newly renovated,
new paint, carpet, tile, shin-
gles, appliances. Fenced
yard, large backyard, in-
ground pool, enclosed screen
patio, vinyl windows, outside
patio. Storage shed, large
storage building. Over 2,049
sq. ft. living, 1,114 sq. ft.
porches. Ready to move in.
900 W. Vine St. $201,500. For
appointment
863-533-4395/863-287-0020.
PETS FOR SALE
ALEXANDRINE PARAKEET
green w/red & black rings. 6
years old. Looking for a good
home $500.00 OBO. 6' black
bell top cage included. Call
Suzi @ 519-5603 after 5 p.m.
VEHICLE
FOR SALE
AUTO PARTS for Jeep '94
Wrangler. Hard top and full
doors. $1,000 OBO. Mark 1
407-873-8665.


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.
813-662-1450.

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



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of your family and
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depending on size.

The Polk County Democrat
190 S. Florida Ave.
Bartow 533-4183

The Fort Meade Leader
25 W. Broadway
Ft. Meade 285-8625


GENERAL
HELP WANTED
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.

RECEPTIONIST PART/TIME
Law Firm. 10 line switch
board. Excellent written, ver-
bal. communication. Comput-
er/organizationial skills, data
entry. Self starter. Detail ori-
nated/multi task. Dean, P.O.
Drawer 30, Bartow 33831.

BOAT FOR SALE

1973 17' Fiberglas Bonito
boat, excellent condition, 11.5
hp Johnson motor, with trailer.
$3,000 OBO. 255-6139 or
533-9063.

FREE
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'rr'a six
month old female mixed breed
and need a good horne.;
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 tittle 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:
863-559-7965.
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.

WANTED
ROOMMATE WANTED.
Share 2 bedroom house in
Bartow area. 271-0026.

WANTED
TO BUY
TOP DOLLAR
paid for shark teeth. Call
813-240-4740. ASAP.
USED FISHING Reels work-
ing or not. 533-9548.



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The Polk County Democrat
190 S. FloridaAve. Bartow, FL 33830
533-4183
The Fort Meade Leader
25 W. Broadway Ft. Meade, FL 33841
285-8625


GENERAL
HELP WANTED
CHURCH MUSICIAN. 863-
285-9373.

FOOD PROCESSOR and
Servers wanted in Bartow.
Contact Kim Martin 604-8828
after 2 p.m.
GENERAL LAWN mainte-
nance needed. $8:00 per
hour. Call 224-0238.


JOB FAIR

Sunshine Youth
Services is holding a
job fair from
10 a.m.-4 p.m. on
Wednesday, October 5,
at Polk Halfway House
located at 2145 Bob
Philips Road in Bartow.

Open positions include:
Direct Care Workers
Please direct question
to Human Resources at
813-239-3321,
extension 266.
EOE/DFWP


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.
MOBILE HOME repair helper
to lead technician. 1 year +
experience. Own truck and
tools a plus. Dependable and
variable work history Fax re-
sume to 734-941-3334.
MOBILE HOME repair lead
technician needed.. 3 years +
experience. Own truck and
tools. Dependable and varia-
ble work history. Fax resume
to 734-941-3334.
NEEDED PART-TIME caution
flaggers local motor cross
track. Wednesday / Thursday
5:00-10:00. Saturday 9:00-
3:00 / 5:00-10:00. Sunday
9:00-4:00. 224-0238.
NIGHT HELP needed, 8:30
p.m. until 2:00 a.m. Call 224-
0238.
PART-TIME SCOREKEEPER
needed for local motor cross
track. Saturday night 7:00
p.m.-10:00 p.m. $10 per hour.
863-224-0238.
PART/TIME CONCESSION
help needed. Saturday 5:00-
10:00. Sunday 9:00-3:00. Call
863-224-0238.


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.


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.
BARTOW, 1 bedroom, 1 bath,
newly remodeled apartment.
Large yard. Available immedi-
ately. 561-310-1546.
COLONIAL SQUARE Apart-
ments. Remodeled 1 and 2
bedroom. Starting at $465.
Water, sewer, garbage includ-
ed. 533-4651.
COTTAGE, 1 bedroom, un-
furnished, air conditioner. Bar-
tow area. $400 security de-
posit, $95 weekly rent plus
utilities. 533-3237.
EFFICIENCY APARTMENT
all utilities included, swimming
pool. 533-5553.
COUNTRY LIVING, single
story apartment homes availa-
ble. Studio and 1 bedroom,
starting at $419. No income
restrictions. Hurry only a few
left. Call 863-534-3243. Bear-
creek Apartments:

FORT MEADE,, Great neigh-
borhood! One block from Pat-
terson Park. 1 bedroom, 1
bath, $350 month. $200 de-
posit. Suitable for adult. No
pets. Call evenings 533-1737.

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

HOUSE
FOR SALE
AFFORDABLE HOUSING
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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
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.



MEDICAL
HELP WANTED
IMMEDIATE OPENINGS
CNA's, HHA, Caregivers
companions. Call Beth,
698-6383 or 285-8506.


SERVICES




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Services, Inc.


Bartow


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