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Title: The Polk County Democrat
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Place of Publication: Bartow Fla
Creation Date: October 27, 2005
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THDe Polk countyy


Democrat Vol. 75, No. 18


Bartow, Florida 33830


www.polkcoiintydemocrat.com


Democrat


Two Sections, 28 Pages


50 Cents


THURSDAY
October 27, 2005
Copyright 2005 Frisbie Publishing Co., Inc.


M Commission Rejects Branch


Vt Courthouse At South Jail


HECTOR RIQUEZ, 19, of Mulberry, died passenger, Maragarita Espino, 15, was airlifted to
[onday after he crashed this 1993 Honda Civic on St. Joseph's Hospital in Tampa. (Photo by Bartow
county Road 640, three miles east of U.S. 17. His Firefighter Jeff Burnett)


2 Die, Several Injured,


In Separate Crashes


By JENNIFER STARLING
Staff Writer
Two people died and seven oth-
ers were injured this week in two
separate accidents just outside of
Bartow.
On Monday afternoon, a 19-
year-old man, Hector Riquez, was
injured when. he lost control of
the 1993 Honda Civic he was dri-
ving after passing another vehicle
on County Road 640, three miles
east of U.S. 17, Polk County
Sheriff's Office spokeswoman
Carrie Rodgers said.
Riquez' car slammed into a
utility pole, cutting the pole in
half and shearing off the top of
the car, Rodgers said.
The top of the pole fell into the
roadway with live electric wires,
and the road was closed for two
hours while utility workers reset


the pole.
Riquez was taken by ambu-
lance to Lakeland Regional
Medical Center, where he died
later that night after undergoing
surgery, Rodgers said.
A passenger in his vehicle, 15-
year-old Margarita Espino of Fort
I'.l.- .1 was airlifted to St.
Joseph's Hospital in Tampa in
critical condition.
Family members of Riquez
said he had just moved to Florida
this week, and was staying with a
brother-in-law in Mulberry.
In. an accident Wednesday
evening, a 23-year-old woman
was killed and her infant son
injured in a two-vehicle crash on
State Road 60 and Rifle Range
Road.
According to Florida Highway
Patrol Trooper R.O. Lanier,
Tabitha L. Smith of Alturas was


traveling west on SR 60
approaching the intersection of
Rifle Range Road, when a 1996
Ford van traveling east on SR 60
attempted to make a left hand
turn onto Rifle Range Road.
Smith's 1997 Ford Explorer
struck the van's right side, then
OVertu2r",Ue'II(d.
Smith died at the scene, Lanier
said.
Her 5-month-old son, Chester
J. Smith, was taken to Winter
Haven Hospital.
The driver of the van,
Prisciliana Hernandez-Bonilla,
38, of Winter Haven, and her pas-
sengers, Teresa Sebastian-
Cervantes, 19; Mary Ann
Bamaca, 15; Rosa Velasquez, 26;
and Sumy Sanchez, 21, also were
taken to WHH.
Neither driver was wearing a
seat belt, Lanier said.


By S. L. FRISBIE, IV
Publisher

A consultant to the Polk
County Efficiency Commission
believes that the county could
save $1.36 million per year in
inmate transportation costs by
building a branch courthouse
next to the South County Jail in
Frostproof.
But Chief Circuit Judge
Ronald Herring said the proposal
is not feasible.
A motion by Commissioner
Randy Wilkinson to put a hold on
courthouse renovation expenses
until that option is explored died
for lack of a second.
The efficiency commission is
an independent agency created by
an amendment to the county
charter that was approved by the
county's voters. The agency has
.wide-ranging authority to recom-
mend improvements in local gov-
ernment, including the authority
to hire consultants.
A preliminary recommenda-
tion from the consultant estimat-
ed that the county spends $1.36


Polk County school children
should plan now to spend
Monday, Nov. 21, in the class-
room..
Schools will ie in session on
this day to makei up for the
Hurricane Wilma' day on
Monday, Oct. 24.
All county schools will be in
session and all buses will run as


million to transport more than
30,000 prisoners from jails to the
courthouse. Nearly 20 detention
deputies are assigned to that
task, the report said.
Courts Clerk Richard Weiss
told the commission: "You don't
have a courthouse and a jail mix."
That option was rejected when
the decision was made to build
the jail at Frostproof, and trans-
portation costs were factored into
the decision, he said.
Judge Herring said there is
more to be considered that the
cost of transporting inmates.
* The cost of lawyers commuting
to Frostproof would be substan-
tial, he said.
The problem would be particu-
larly acute with "conflict attor-
neys" who are appointed to repre-
sent indigent defendants when
the public defender's office
declares a conflict of interest, he
said. That occurs when several
defendants are charged in a sin-
gle case, he said. Since different
defendants may use different
defenses such as blaming each
other the public defender's


scheduled.
School district officials are
currently in contact with the
Florida Department of Education
and the governor's office about
waiving the requirement for the
make-up day.
If the requirement is waived
an announcement will be made.


office, which functions like one
large law firm, can't represent
more than one of them.
It is more efficient to conduct
court at the courthouse in Bartow,
and at existing branch courthous-
es in Lakeland and Winter
Haven, Herring said.
Putting a branch courthouse in
Frostproof "would be detrimental
to the entire court system," he
said.
Some court business already is
handled with closed circuit televi-
sion from the Frostproof jail, he
said.
Lawyers in Bartow can com-
municate with their clients in the
South County Jail via the TV
link, he said. He said he antici-
pates that first appearance hear-
ings eventually will be conducted
by closed-circuit TV. First appear-
ance hearings are held within 24
hours of an arrest.
Arraignments can't be handled
by video conferencing because
lawyers would have to drive to
Frostproof to meet with their
clients, Herring said.
Lawyers must be able to confer


privately with their clients before
arraignment, the time when pleas
are entered and plea agreements
are approved, he said.
Regarding the efficiency com-
mittee's consultant,
Commissioner Paul Senft said the
ideas being proposed by the con-
sultant could end up costing the
county close to $1 trillion in con-
sulting fees.
Weiss said the efficiency com-
mission hasn't decided which of
the consultant's recommended
studies will be authorized.
County Mgr. Mike Herr said
all but two of the ideas proposed
by the efficiency commission's
consultant already are under
study by the county staff.
Deputy County Mgr. Jim
Freeman said that the courthouse
renovation funds are being spent
on the Lakeland and Winter
Haven branch courthouses, and
on a remodeling a building on
Church Street in Bartow for use
by county probation and pre-trial
release offices, which presently
are located in the main court-
house.


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october 30,2005
Turn your locks back one hour on Sunday!


County Pursues 'Fast Track' Jail


Expansion; Wilkinson Doubts Need


By a 3-to-l vote, Polk County
commissioners have taken anoth-
er action to expedite expansion of
the South County Jail in
Frostproof.
The planned expansion will
more than triple the capacity of
the jail from 1,008 beds to 3,048
beds. Part of the expansion will
come by adding 504 more beds to
the existing jail, qnd the balance
by building new housing units.
The jail was built by a private
corrections firm to meet stan-
dards for housing federal prisons.
State regulations allow more


prisoners to be held in the same
amount of space, and the county
will retrofit 50 percent more beds
in the existing jail.
The commission's vote was on
amending the design contract to
include the central energy plant
in the first phase of the expan-
sion.
Deputy County Mgr. Jim
Freeman said that moving that
facility into the first phase will
bring about a reduction in air
conditioning cost in both the
existing jail and the expansion.
That is one of several measures


being taken to "fast track" the
expansion and mitigate the
rapidly rising costs of construc-
tion.
The vote prompted a debate on
the need for that much more jail
space.
Commissioner Randy
Wilkinson said he thinks the $65
million jail expansion "will rank
as one of the worst decisions this
board has made."
He said there are too many
minor offenders in jail, and that
the additional capacity is not
needed.


He also said that the majority
of the inmates are awaiting trial
or arraignment, and have not yet
been convicted of the crimes with
which they are charged. (Most
felony offenders are moved to the
state prison system upon convic-
tion.)
He said the county should con-
centrate on locking: up dangerous
inmates, and moving cases
through the court system more
quickly.


(See Page 10A Col. 6)


POLK COUNTY paramedics and Bartow fire-
fighters work to remove an injured passenger after
a crash Sunday morning at the intersection of State
'Road 60 and Wilson Avenue. According to Bartow
Police, the 2004 Chevrolet was struck while travel-
ing southbound on Wilson through the SR 60 inter-
section, by a 2000 Ford driving east on SR 60. Both
drivers claimed to have a green light, police said;
.however, a witness at the scene traveling west on




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SR 60 said his traffic light turned red seconds
before the crash. The driver of the Ford, Dulce
Fonseca Grimes, 69, of West Palm Beach, was
charged with violation of a traffic control device.
Neither Grimes nor the driver of the Chevrolet,
Steven Barry Noreika, 49, of Bartow, were injured.
Noreika's passenger, Patricia Noreika, 50, was
transported to Bartow Regional Medical Center. -
(Photos by BFD Deputy Chief Bobby Pitman)


POLK'S ELECTED OFFICIALS turned out Tuesday evening in officers and Polk Sheriff's deputies lined the area around the tent anm
a sign of unity to work toward Polk's Vision plan. The plan details courthouse to ensure the safety of the officials. (Staff photo by
county goals for the coming years. Uniformed and plainclothes police Peggy Kehoe)


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Rita Hilton of Bartow received an Award of Merit for her Saint-
paulia (African violet) in the District IX Florida Federation of Gar-
den Club's Standard Flower Show, held Oct. 12, at the Bartow Civic
Center. (Garden Club photo) (More photos and full story on Page
1B.)


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OF BARTOW'S HISTORIC
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Saturday, November 19
1:oo am to 10:00oo pill
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call the Bartow Chamber of Commerce
at 863-533-7125 or visit
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skin damage done by the sun. And
since 1 in 5 Americans will develop
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Emily Spath (center) and Rachel Blount
(right) of Spath Jewelers, assist Paula White,
chairman of the this year's event, in selecting a
piece of Lorenzo jewelry to be donated to the Bar-


tow/Fort Meade Unit of the American Cancer So-
ciety's Fall and Holiday Fashion Show/Luncheon,
to be held at the Peace River Country Club in
Bartow on Nov. 12. (Photo provided)


Spath Donates Jewelry For ACS Fashion Show


Gene and Tina Spath, owners
of Spath Jewelers, have donated
a piece of Lorenzo designer jew-
elry for a chance drawing during
the Bartow/Fort Meade Unit of
the American Cancer Society's
Fall and Holiday Fashion Show
and Luncheon.
The event is set for Saturday,
Nov. 12, at 11 a.m., at the Peace


River Country Club, and will
feature fashions from Elonka's of
Winter Haven.
The piece of jewelry being do-
nated is a two-toned sterling sil-
ver and 18-karat yellow gold
hinged bangle bracelet with
black onyx accents. The retail
value of this bracelet is $395.
Chances for the jewelry draw-


ing (in addition to door prizes do-
nated by other local merchants)
wili be sold at the fashion show.
Tickets for the Fashion Show/
Luncheon are $20, and may be
purchased in advance from any
ACS board member, or by calling
Bernice Johnston at 534-8738,
Paula White at 533-2762, or
Candy Grubbs at 533-8432.


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Members of the Bartow Fire
Department will be participating
in the 2005 Walk to D'Feet ALS
on Saturday, Nor. 5, at Lakeside
Park in Celebration (Orlando).
Dubbed the "Firewalkers," the
team will walk in "full bunker
gear" for the cause.
The walk begin-, at 10 a.m.
The team is seeking busi-
nesses and individuals to spon-
sor them in the event. Sponsor-
ship levels are gold, $75; silver,
$50; and bronze, $25.
Businesses donating $25 or
more will get free advertising in
The Polk County Democrat. ,
All donations are welcome.
Deadline to donate is Tuesday,
Nov. 1.
Mail 'checks or money orders
made payable to the ALS Asso-
ciation to 1170 Eleanore Avenue,
Bartow, FL 33830.
Also kriown as Lou Gehrig's


Bartow's "Cancer Can't
Tucker Us Out" team will hold a
low-country boil and Halloween
costume party this Saturday,
Oct. 29, to raise money for the'
American Cancer Society's Relay
For Life.
"We'll be serving shrimp, sau-
sage, corn on the cob, and plenty
of other food," said Gerald
Tucker, captain of the Cancer
Can't Tucker Us Out team.
The event will be held at the
Bartow Golf Course starting at 7


disease, ALS (Amyotrophic lat-
eral sclerosis) is a neurodegen-
erative disease that usually at-
tacks both upper and lower mo-
tor neurons and causes degen-
eration throughout the brain and
spinal cord.
Lou Gehrig first brought na-
tional and international atten-
tion to the disease in 1939, when
he abruptly retired from baseball
after being diagnosed with ALS.
Most commonly, the disease
strikes people between the ages
of 40 and 70, and as many as
30,000 Americans have the dis-
ease at any given time.
The walk is part of a national
effort in support of local patient
services and nationally directed
research. Last year, 1,000 walk-
ers throughout Florida raised
'$300,000. This year's goal is
$400,000.


p.m.
Tickets are $20 per person,
which includes food, sodas, and
beer. A live band also will be per-
forming.
Tickets can be purchased by
calling Tucker at 698-4617.
Bartow's Relay For Life will
be held April 28-29, 2006, at the
Bartow High School stadium.
Anyone interested in partici-
pating in the Relay or forming a
Relay team can call Relay Chair-
man Neal Duncan at 533-7125.


For all your Community Life news, contact
Jennifer Starling, staff writer, by phone at 533-
\ 4183, or by e-mail at polkdemo@aol.com.


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Trick-or-Treat
At Savannah
Court Monday
Savannah Court of Bartow
will be open Halloween night,
Oct. 31, for trick-or-treaters to
stop in for some goodies.
Kids may go dressed in their
costumes from 4 to 6 p.m. to say
"Hello," and there will be treats
for everyone no tricks!
Savannah Court is located at
290 Idlewood Avenue.
For more information, call
519-3398.


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VFW Ladies Seek Donations Needed

For Saturday Yard Sale Orchid Springs Art,
Festival will be held


The Ladies Auxiliary of Fort
Meade Veterans of Foreign Wars
Post 11179 has. planned a yard
sale for Saturday, Oct. 29, at the
Post Home on North Brown.Ave-
nue, beginning at 8 a.m. and
.ending at1 pm. .
Those desiring to donate
items to the Auxiliary for the


sale may bring them Saturday
morning at 8 a.m., or contact an
Auxiliary member to have them
picked up.
No furniture or appliances
will be accepted.
Call 285-8771 for more infor-
mation about the sale.


and Craft
on Satur-


day, Nov. 5, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
at the Orchid Springs shopping
area on Overlook Drive in Win-
ter Haven.
The event is free for artists
and crafters, but registration is
required.
For more information or to
pick up an application, crafters
should call Amy's Card Shoppe
at 875-1500.






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are nominated by fellow
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our beef checkoff.
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When Life Gets You Down, Don't Get Down and Out,
Get Up In Your Chair and Exercise
October 27, 2:00 PM 3:00 PM. Location: Regency Wellness
Education Room (Park on the North side of the Regency
Center) 101 Avenue 0, SE, Winter Haven. Speakers: Sarah Kelly,
Physical Therapist, Joy-Fuller Rehabilitation Center, Winter Haven
Hospital and Margie Tobey, Physical Therapist Assistant, Joy-
Fuller Rehabilitation Center, Winter Haven Hospital


Update in the Management of Diabetes
November 1, 6:00 PM. Location: Winter Haven Hospital
Auditorium, Winter Haven. Speaker: Edwin Lee, MD,
Endocrinologist, Gessler Clinic


Diabetes & the Eye
November 3, 4:00 PM. Location: Regency Medical Center, 101
Avenue 0 SE, Winter Haven. Speaker: Scott Friedman, MD,
Retinal Specialist


Shop Smart Supermarket Tour for People with Diabetes
November 7, In recognition of "American Diabetes Month" take a
tour of the supermarket with one of Winter Haven Hospital's
Certified Diabetes Educators. We will meet in small groups at the
Publix Supermarket at 1395 6th Street, NW in Winter Haven and
tour the supermarket to take the mystery out of shopping for
healthy foods for people with diabetes: You will learn how to
separate fact from fiction. Registration is required since this is a
limited class. We will begin registrations in October. To register,
call Winter Haven Hospital Health Connection at 291-6705 or 1-
800-416-6705.


Holiday Blues
November 16, 4:30 PM 6:00 PM. Location: Winter Haven Hospital
Auditorium, Winter Haven. Speaker: Jeffrey Reddout PhD, Clinical
Psychologist/Neuropsychologist ESTEEM Program, Winter Haven
Hospital

Understanding Your Healthcare Benefits
November 18, 1:00 PM 3:00 PM. Location: Regency Wellness
Education Room (park on the North side of the Regency Center), 101
Avenue 0, SE, Winter Haven. Speakers: Kimberly Jensen, RN/CCM,
Team Leader Rehab Admissions/Case Management Winter Haven
Hospital Rehabilitation Services and Elizabeth Starling, BA/CCM,
Assistant Director, Care Management Winter Haven Hospital.

Arthritis Management
November 30, 4:00 PM 5:30 PM. Location: Winter Haven Hospital
Auditorium, Winter Haven. Speakers: G. Bruce Clement, MD,
Rheumatologist, Bond Clinic and Kathleen Kort, PT, Winter Haven
Hospital Rehabilitative Services

Medical, Laser and Surgical Treatment of Glaucoma
December 1, 4:00 PM. Location: Regency Medical Center, 101 Avenue
0, SE, Winter Haven. Speaker: Benjamin Crowder, MD,
Ophthalmologist

Advances in Non-Surgical Treatment
of Cervical Spine Pain
December 5, 4:00 PM 6:00 PM. Location: Winter Haven Hospital
Auditorium, Winter Haven. Speaker: Long Vu, MD, Pain Management
Specialist, Bond Clinic

Advances in Management of Injuries and Arthritis of the Knee
December 14, 1:00 PM 3:00 PM. Location: Winter Haven Hospital
Auditorium, Winter Haven. Speaker: Brian Jurbala, MD, Orthopedic
Surgeon


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For those who just can't wait
for the Christmas season, the
wait is over. Operation Christmas
Child, a ministry of Samaritan's
Purse, is in full swing all over the
world. Locally, The Polk County
Democrat and The Fort Meade
Leader are helping their readers
participate in this ministry.
Operation Christmas Child
delivers shoe boxes filled with
gifts for children such as toys,
personal items and school sup-
plies to millions of children all
over the world each year. Last
year, more than six million chil-
dren experienced the joy of
Christmas with the help of
Operation Christmas Child. Some
of these children had never
received a Christmas gift before
Operation Christmas Child.
Shoe boxes are filled by thou-
sands of individuals, churches,
businesses and organizations
each year. Filling a shoe box is
easy and each one is unique.
Instructions for filling a shoe box
include:
Find a empty shoe box. It
can be cardboard or plastic. The
shoe box can be wrapped, lid sep-
arately, or left unwrapped.
Determine if the box will be
for a boy or a girl, and choose an
age category (2-4, 5-9, or 10-14).
Attach a label to the outside of
the box denoting the sex and age
of the child to receive the box.
Labels are available at
www.samaritanspurse.org by
clicking the "Operation
Christmas Child" link and then
the "How to Pack a Shoe Box"
link. Handmade labels can be
attached to the box as well.
Suggested items include
--small toys such as cars, dolls,
balls, stuffed animals, kazoos,
harmonicas, yo-yos, toys that
light uip or make noise (with extra
batteries), etc.; school supplies
such as pens, pencils and sharp-


Knights Council
WINTER HAVEN Knights
of Columbus Council 7091 of Cy-
press Gardens has honored
Philippe Hebert as "Knight of
the Year," and Carol and John
Hartigan as "Family of the
Year."
These are the highest honors
bestowed each year by the coun-
cil.
.Hebert,. a former two-term
* grand, knight ..and current trus-
tee, was honored for taking over
as chairman of the council's
: bingo committee after another
member was forced to vacate the
position due to ill health. He also


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coloring lr)Iooks, writing pads,
sol(ir catlcullators, etc.; hygiene-
it.iims sti:h as bar soap, tooth-
biri- i,. iol.hipaistle, wash clothes,
brtislu crtli, elc.; aand other items
such a liird candy, gum', sun-
glasses, T-shirts, linshlights (with
exrda hbaltteri-s), socks, jewelry,
hiair clips, picture hooks, etc.
l)o tM) include used items;
wiir-relIted items such as toy
guns. knives, etc.; chocolate or
perishable food items; liquids
such as shampoo, conditioner,
bubbles or lotions; medicines such
as vitamins, cough drops, and
ointments; or breakable items
such as mirrors, china dolls, snow


globes, etc.
Donors can include a note or
Christmas card to the child who
will receive the box, and a photo
of themselves. If the donor
includes his name and address,
the child might write them hack.
To help cover shipping and
other costs, place $5 and a com-
pleted form (also available at.
www.samaritanspurse.org) in an
envelope on top of the box items.
Finally, place a large rubber
band around each shoe box.
After shoe boxes are collected
at a local drop-off point, they are
delivered to a regional center to
be inspected. A book sharing the
story of Jesus Christ is then


inserted into each Iox in the
child's native l anguaie.
Shoe boxes are flown across
seas on jets and airplanes then
delivered by whatever means pos-
sible to children. This year's goal
is to deliver seven million shoe
boxes to needy children.
Those who would like to donate
a shoe box to Operation
Christmas Child can drop off
boxes at The Democrat or The
Leader no later than 5 p.m. on
Tuesday, Nov. 16.
For more information on
Operation Christmas Child or
Samaritan's Purse, visit
www.samaritanspurse.org.


OPERATION CHRISTMAS CHILD uses ing children worldwide. This happy child is in
whatever means necessary planes, trains, boats, Tajikistan. (Photo, provided)
trucks, helicopters, even donkeys to reach suffer-


#7091 Presents Annual Awards


served on the charity committee,
and is actively involved in many
other council initiatives, includ-
ing the annual Tootsie Roll
Drive which raises funds for
handicapped children.
The Hartigans were recog-
nized for their involvement in
the bi-weekly bingo charity fund-
raiser and their overall support
of Knights of Columbus pro-
grams. John Hartigan is a for-
mer grand knight who currently
serves as a trustee.
"During the past year,
Philippe Hebert, and Carol and
John Hartigan have made in-


valuable contributions to our
council. Their dedication and
.hard work are much appreci-
ated, and make them very de-
serving of these awards and the
special recognition that goes
with them," said Tom Habina,
the council's grand knight, who
presented the awards.
Knights of Columbus Council
7091 each year donates more
than $30,000 to charitable or-
ganizations serving the Winter
Haven area. The funds are
raised through Bingo, an annual
Tootsie Roll drive, and other
Knights of Columbus endeavors.


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KofC Council 7091 Installs Officers For '05-'06


WINTER HAVEN Knights
of Columbus Council 7091 of Cy-
press Gardens and its Frank J.
Durbin Fourth Degree Assembly
inducted new officers in ceremo-
nies at the Knights of Columbus
Hall.
The ceremonies were followed
by a banquet attended by mem-
bers of both organizations and
their wives.
Leading the Council during
the new Columbian Year will be
Tom Habina, who is serving his
second- consecutive term as
grand knight. Heading the
Fourth Degree Assembly in the
role of faithful navigator will be
Robert Nelson.
Officers who will serve along
with Habina are Conrad Plant,
deputy grand knight; James
Melnitzke, chancellor; Ernest
Conte, recorder; Rodney "Jack"
Lee, treasurer; John Ondrovic,
advocate; Frank DiLeo, warden;
Robert Connell, lecturer; John
:Ondrovic, advocate; William
Baumeister, inside guard; and
Ed Duffy, outside guard.
Serving as trustees will be
Gerald Melnitzke, John Harti-
gan, and Philippe Hebert.
Robert Nelson is returning as
financial secretary and Rev. Fa-


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dies or, can die.
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their Charles Viviano, pastor of
St. Matthew .Church, will con-
tinue serving as chaplain.
New officers of the Frank J.
Durbin Fourth Degree Assembly,
in addition to Robert Nelson, are
James Melnitzke, faithful cap-
tain; John Ondrovic, faithful pi-
lot; Ernest Conte, faithful admi-
ral; Rev. Father Vincent
Bechamps, faithful friar;
Philippe Hebert, faithful purser;
John Hartigan, faithful comp-
troller; Frank DiLeo, faithful
scribe; Scott Kelso, inner senti-
nel; and Ed Duffy, outer senti-
'nel.
Robert Connell, Gerald Mel-
nitzke, and John Tardif will
serve as trustees.
Before being elected for the
first time as grand knight two
years ago, Habina served two
years as deputy grand knight.
He also is a regular worker at
the Council's Sunday and Thurs-
day night bingos, which raise
more than $35,000 for local
charities each year.
A long time member of the
Knights of Columbus, Nelson
served in a variety of offices in
Knights Council 7091 and the
Frank J. Durbin Fourth Degree
Assembly before being elected to


the high post of faithful naviga-
tor. He continues to serve as fi
nancial secretary of Knights
Council 7091.
Immediately following the two
separate induction ceremonies,
members of the Knights and the
Fourth Degree Assembly and
their wives enjoyed a gourmet
meal prepared by James Mel-
nitzke.
The Fourth Degree Assembly
also presented a certificate of
mMerit to Ernest Conte for serv-
ing the organization "with dis-
tinction" as faithful navigator
during the past year, and also
awarded scholarships of $1,250
each to Amy Hildre, who plans
to attend the University of Wis-
consin, and Karol Ann Penning-
ton, a current student at Polk
Community College who plans to
continue her studies at the Uni-
versity of Florida.
The Fourth Degree Assembly
presents scholarships each year
to children and grandchildren'of
Knights of Columbus members.
Ms. Hildre is the granddaugh-
ter of Jim McPartlan, and Ms.
Pennington is the daughter of
Mike Spillman, both active mem-
bers of Knights Countil 7091.


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Christmas Fundraiser


Southeastern University base-
ball team wants to help hurri-
cane victims this holiday season
and to do so, they are pre-selling
Christmas trees, garland and
garland cross wreaths.
The deadline to pre-order is
noon on Nov. 4.
Proceeds will furnish Christ-
mas for families who are dis-
placed by the hurricanes and
have relocated to this commu-
nity.
Each family will receive a
treq; decorations, presents and a
meal.
"Everyone has to buy a
Christmas true," SEU Head
Bas(iball C(ach lJiison Beck said.
"We would love it if people would
buy a tree from us and enable us


to help some families in need
during the holiday season."
The trees are Frasier furs
from North Carolina.
Trees may be ordered in sizes
ranging from six feet to 10-feet
tall. Tree prices range from $55
to $100. Garland cross wreaths
are $35 and garland is $1 per
foot.

The trees will be available for
pick-up at the Southeastern Uni-
versity campus on Dec. 3.
Local delivery is available for
$10.
Call Beck to place an, order or
for more information at (;67-
5404.


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foot-stomping" good time?
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the Withlacoochee River for the
Fall Withlacoochee River Blue-
grass Jamboree, Friday through
Sunday, Nov. 4-6.
For 25 years, bluegrass fans
from throughout the country and
all walks of life have gathered
together to enjoy bluegrass mu-
sic played on the banjo, fiddle,
guitar, mandolin, and upright
bass, on the shady banks of the
Withlacoochee River.
From the youngest to the old-
est, all are welcome.
Reminiscent. of an old-fash-
ioned camp meeting, fans arrive
to camp, visit old friends, fish
from the riverbank, and "pick"
their own version of bluegrass
around the campfire, a spokes-
man said.
Bluegrass music has been in
the Appalachian Mountains as
long as the people have been
there. It is said the early settlers
used the fiddle to imitate the bag
pipes from back home. The mu-
sic they developed reflected the
hardships of their lives, the good
times, the bad, and everything in
between.
Florida's Withlacoochee Blue-
grass Jamboree is dedicated to
preserving, perpetuating, and
celebrating his American tradi-
tion.
Performing this fall is the In-









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sociation's Artist of the Year,
King Wilkie.
Also appearing are IIIrd Time
Out, David Peterson & 1946, the
award-winning Lewis Family,
Nothin' Fancy, Steep Canyon
Rangers, Wildfire, Carolina
Road, Scott Anderson Band, Mi-
chelle Nixon & Drive, Marks-
men, and Fifth Gear.
Three-day tickets for the show
are $40 each for adults in ad-
vance or $45 at the gate; one-day
tickets are $25 per adult each
day on Friday and Saturday, or
$12 per adult on Sunday. Chil-
dren aged 6-12 are $3 for three
days, and juniors aged 13-15 are
$12 for three days.
Shows begin at 1:45 p.m. Fri-
day and Saturday, and Sunday's
show is held from 10 a.m. to 4
p.m.
Go for the day, 'or take and
RV or tent and camp for all three
days. Primitive camping spots
are $10 each for the weekend.
Electric/water campsites are
$30.
Food and craft concessions
also will be available at the festi-
val.
The festival is held at the
bluegrass park six miles west of
Dunnellon on Highway 40.
For further information, call
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October 27 2005






4A The Polk County Democrat October 27, 2005


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

Dealing with Crooks, Pinellas Style


Editorial





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'Mother of Civil Rights'


Earned the Title of Hero


We often have taken exception to the
promiscuous use of the word "hero."
As a general rule, we consider heroes to
be people most of whom wear uniforms
to work who put their own safety at risk
on behalf of their fellow human beings.
Law enforcement officers, firefighters,
members of the armed forces, often qualify
as heroes.
Heroes of a different sort wear another
kind of uniforms: surgical scrubs, nurses'
caps, Emergency Medical Services uni-
forms. While their heroism generally does
not require them to put their own lives at
risk, their accomplishments earn the proud
title.
Football players are paid millions of dol-
lars to play a game; they may be gifted ath-
letes, but "football hero" is an oxymoron.
A football uniform does not place one in
the heroes league.
But America lost a genuine hero this
week, one who did not wear a uniform or
save a life.
She simply refused to give up her seat
on a bus, and in doing so, launched the
most remarkable era in modem American
life.
On Dec. 1. 1955, Rosa Lee Parks, a black
seamstress in Montgomery, Ala., refused to
give up her seat on a municipal bus to a
white man who demanded that she do so.
As downright rude as his demand was, he
was entitled under Alabama law to make
it.
For her impertinence, Rosa Parks was
jailed, and eventually paid a $14 fine.
Over the years, it was unclear whether
her feet hurt and she just didn't feel like
complying with the order, or if hers was a
deliberate act of defiance, She answered
that question in 1992:
"The real reason of my not standing up
was I felt that I had a right to be treated as
any other passenger. We had endured that
kind of treatment for too long.",
She had no idea what America's reac-
tion would be.
A little-known black preacher named
Martin Luther King, Jr., organized a boy-
cott of the Montgomery bus system by

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black riders, a boycott that lasted for one
year and 16 days.
Rosa Parks, though prominent, did not
become a household name on a par with
King, JFK and his brother Robert, and
other prominent leaders in the civil rights
movement.
But for her action, Rosa Parks, who died
at the age of 92, is recognized as the "moth-
er of the civil rights movement."
One year earlier, the Supreme Court had
ruled in the case of Brown vs. the Board of
Education of Topeka, Kansas, that separate
was inherently unequal. It would be
decades before that decision was applied
throughout the land.
The injustice of black passengers being
"sent to the back of the bus," or being
required to give up their seats to white
passengers, pales in comparison with a
system in which blacks were required to
attend inferior schools, eat in inferior
restaurants, accept inferior wages, or
endure discriminatory treatment by law
enforcement agencies.
It was just a seat on a bus.
But it was a principle the notion that
institutionalized deference was required
based on the color of one's skin.
Rosa Parks recognized that it was
wrong. Without flare, without oratory,
without violence, she took a stand ... by
remaining seated.
It was a simple, defiant, courageous, and
correct stand.
In our book, she has earned the title of
"hero."

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Other Florida
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id of Gambling


to outlaw "reser-
g" and off-reser-
. The original
Indian Gaming
ct has been
greedy casino
have decided to
pread gambling
)pulation areas.
been no reserva-
it. "Reservation
Gives with recog-
es and claiming
tjacent to major


populations for tribal land, or
having recognized tribes buy
land within a city like the pur-
chase of the convention center in
Buffalo, N.Y., and then petition-
ing the Interior Department to
declare the property reservation
land.
2. Internet gambling needs to
be opposed as it will bring casino
gambling into every home with a
computer. There is an intent by
the World Trade Organization
ruling to make Internet gambling
legal in every state. It is
also recommended that
we support the Kyle
Oxley Bill which would
make using credit cards
or debit cards illegal to
use for Internet gam-
bling.
3. Oppose efforts by
the casino moguls and
greedy politicians from
landing a $5 billion gift
from the federal gov-
S ernment for reconstruc-
tion of the casinos in
Mississippi and
Louisiana. We want our
tax dollars to go to
those who truly need it.

VERNA K. ECHOLS


This is the South, by gosh.
This is the Bible Belt.
We stand up when they play
the National Anthem, and we
take off our hats when we pray a
Constitution-defying prayer at a
public event.
We take criminals seriously.
If you can't do the time, don't
do the crime.
Da' Duke would been proud
of us.
And if you're planning on a
life of crime in Pinellas County,
hombre, ya' just might want to
think again.
Remember that parking ticket
you didn't pay, desperado?
Pinellas County knows how to
deal with your kind.
When that little red semaphore
that says "Violation" flips up on
the parking meter, you're in trou-
ble, big time.
It's people like you who
caused the toilet paper shortage,


who refuse to close cover before
striking, who try to buy 11 items
in the 10-items-or-less lane.
Pinellas County knows your
kind.
You don't pay your parking
ticket, and a warrant will be
issued for your arrest.
Not the kind of warrant they
issue for white collar criminals
and corrupt government officials,
the folks who report to the book-
in desk with their lawyer, post
bond, and are sent on their way
with a smile and a date to appear
in court.
Overtime parkers in Pinellas
County are handcuffed, searched,
fingerprinted, and put in a hold-
ing cell for a few hours with the
rest of the dregs of society. Belts
and shoelaces are confiscated to
prohibit overtime parkers from
deciding that life is no longer
worth living and hanging them-
selves from the cell bars.


It happened to Shane
Brandow, who was stopped for
an improper tag but was discov-
ered to be a fugitive from parking
ticket justice.
It happened to Gui Alinat,
who went to the criminal justice
complex to pay his $30 parking
ticket. Your money's no good in
these parts, Clyde; you're going
to jail.
Mary Schaver, 61, got a notice
that she owed $15 for a parking
ticket. She went to pay the fine
and instead was put in jail with
the other menaces to public safe-
ty. They ignored her plea that she
had already paid the ticket -
which it turned out she had.
They've heard it all before.
Michael Lynch was jailed for a
parking ticket his daughter got
while taking his car on a trip to
the beach. Life's a beach, right?
Other jurisdictions use less
draconian measures.


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


Fifty Years Ago

John R. Davis, head of Davis
Pontiac, Inc., was elected presi-
dent of the Bartow Chamber of
Commerce last night, succeeding
J. Martin Haas.
The Polk -County grand jury
Tuesday indicted 13 men in con-
nection with the savage mass
assault on Eloise housewife Oct.
9. Six of the men are charged with
raping the woman, the other
seven with "aiding and abetting"
in the crime. The jurors also rec-
ommended that "a full-time law
enforcement officer be placed at
once in the Eloise section."
Halloween Carnival royalty
announced today are Tommy
Hyman, king; Bettylyn Trask,
queen; Harris Conner, prince;
Cecelia Whidden, princess.

Forty-Five Years Ago

Halloween Royalty
announced today by the Crickette
Club: Queen Jody Turnbull, King
Timmy Putnam, Princess
Dorothy Water, Prince Richard
Helms, and Pages Lisa Duke and
Gay Peacock.
For the first time in its 20-year
history, the Halloween carnival
has been postponed until tomor-
row by today's heavy rain.
Sheriff Hagan Parrish under-
spent his 1959-60 office budget by
nearly $9,000, his annual report to
Comptroller Ray E. Green
showed today. The balance goes
as a refund to the county.

Forty Years Ago

JoAnn Robinson, Bartow High
School senior, was crowned
Homecoming queen at half-time
of the Bartow-Kathleen football
game Friday night.
Retired Lt. Gen. Albert H.
Blanding, who will be 89 years
old in 12 days, is still full of fight.


He discovered a drunk in his
home at 2:15 a.m., whacked the
man on the head with a cast iron
door stop, and the intruder fled.
King Mark King and Queen
Barbara Bunn will reign over fhe
local Halloween festivities. They
will be attended by Prince Lewis
Haygood, Princess Tawny
Forbes, and Pages Carol Ray,
Eleanor Etheredge and Robin
Ratliff.

Thirty-Five Years Ago

Widely differing opinions
were expressed at a discussion
Thursday night of a Florida
Sheriffs Assn. proposal to estab-
lish a Girls Villa in the present
Peace River Park. The Bartow
Woman's Club believes that the
park should not be closed to the
public; the Chamber of
Commerce believes that the Villa
would be of more use to the pub-
lic than the park. Individuals
who spoke during the meeting
were about evenly divided on the
topic.
City hall was vacated for an
early lunch hour after a sobbing
woman telephoned that her hus-
band had just planted bombs in
that building and the
city courtroom. No
bombs were found.
Classes at Fort
Meade High School
were interrupted for
two-and-a-half hours
Tuesday morning by
two bomb hoax calls
made to the police
department.
The Democrat was
presented -with two Avai
awards from Freedoms
Foundation, one for an
editorial, one for an
advertisement, at
Wednesday's Rotary
Club meeting.


Thirty Years Ago

Bartow policemen are not
being paid overtime which was
budgeted for the 1975-76 fiscal
year, and will meet with a labor
lawyer tonight to discuss the pos-
sibility of filing suit against the
city, The Democrat has learned.
City Mgr. Ralph Bowers con-
firmed that the overtime is not
being paid. Asked why' not, he
replied: "No comment."
King Mark Raiford and Queen
Angie Fussell will reign over
their costumed subjects atop the
Crickette Club float at Thursday
afternoon's parade. They will be
attended by Prince Christopher
Smith, Princess Sherrie McCall,
and Pages Jackie Alldridge, Amy
M. Meacham, and Tammie Hill.
When Grant City employees in
Bartow got word late Friday
afternoon that the store.would be
shut down at the close of busi-
ness, it hit them like a thunder-
bolt. Gen. Mgr. Jerry Earl, who
took the call from the district
supervisor, was as rudely sur-
prise as anyone on his staff.

Twenty-Five Years Ago
Three men, one of them a


Bartow attorney, were killed
when the twin-engine plane in
which they were riding lost
power in overcast weather and
crashed in Gainesville. Victims
were John J. Dailey, Jr., who
joined the Holland and Knight
law firm's Bartow office in
August; William Daniel
Stephens, III, of the firm's Tampa
office; and the pilot, David S.
Mellish, of the Tampa Air Center.
Halloween royalty chosen for
the annual Crickette Club carni-
val: King Ricky Tierney, Queen
Angela Roseman, Prince
Andrew Cole, Princess Debbie
Northern, Pages Crystal Powe,
Celeste Fowler and Sharon
Hawkins.
Mayor E.L. Cole presented a
$1-a-year 50-year lease on the
city park land adjoining Mobil
Lake to Glenn Hooker, president
of the Polk County Historical
Assn., as a permanent site for the
Polk County Historical and
Genealogical Library, n a brief
ceremony Wednesday afternoon.
A $1 million fund-raising cam-
paign has been scheduled for
1981 by the Polk County
Historical Commission.


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Tampa police boot the wheels
of repeat offenders.
The Hillsborough County
clerk's office files a notice with
the state that keeps you from
renewing your tag. So does the
city of St. Petersburg, which
opted out of Pinellas County's
clap-'em-in-irons policy. The city
of Clearwater also opted out,pand
hired a collection agency.
The county judge who signed
the order creating the jail-for-
parking-tickets policy 15 years
ago said maybe it's just a little too
unforgiving.
"Maybe there is something we
ought to take another look at," he
told Mother Trib.
Uh-oh; Pinellas County is
about to get soft on crime.
Today, overtime parkers;
tomorrow, jaywalkers.
Where will it end?


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Obituaries


Patricia Ann Hamilton
Mardenborough


Patricia Ann
Mardenborough
Patricia Ann Hamilton Mar-
denborough, 48, of Bartow, died
Friday, Oct. 21, 2005, at Lake-
land Regional Medical Center.
Ms. Mardenborough was born
in Bartow on Nov. 18, 1956.
She was a cook, and a mem-
ber of Mt. Olive Freewill Baptist
Church of Bartow.
Survivors include two sons,
Titus Potts of Deltonia and Clar-
ence Wooten of Bartow; her
mother, Mattie Collins of Bar-
tow; three brothers, Roger Wash-
ington of Lakeland, Henry Rob-
erts and Leon Hamilton, both of
Bartow; her godsister, Avis
Douglas of Lakeland; and four
grandchildren.
Visitation: Friday, Oct. 28,
from 3 to 8 p.m., at Gause Fu-
neral Home in Bartow.
The funeral: Saturday, Oct.
29, at 2 p.m., at Mt. Olive Free-
will Baptist Church, 320 South
Eighth Avenue, Bartow.
Interment: Wildwood Ceme-
tery in Bartow.




Russell
Edward Geltz
Russell Edward Geltz, 86, of
Bartow, died Tuesday, Oct. 25,
2005, in Lakeland.
Born Aug. 24, 1919, in York,
Pa., Mr. Geltz moved to Polk
County in 1981.
He was employed as a bottle
washer at a dairy, and was a
member of Grace Lutheran
Church in Lakeland.
Survivors include his wife,
Janet Virginia Geltz; his
brother-in-law, Robert W.
Chinault; his sister-in-law, Anna
Mae Chinault; and several
nieces and nephews.
A memorial gathering will be
held Saturday, Oct. 29, from 1 to
3 p.m., at 1690 Taylor Road in
Bartow.
Arrangements: Heartland
Cremation & Burial Society in
Bartow.


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read the Democrat or Leader.


Thomas A.
Radford, Sr.
Thomas A. Radford, Sr., 53, of
Bartow, died of cancer Tuesday,
Oct. 25, 2005, at his home.
Born in Ludowici, Ga., on
Sept. 23, 1952, Mr. Radford
moved to Bartow from Jesup,
Ga., 50 years ago.
He was an electrician with
Morgan's Electric in Lakeland.
He was a member of Corner-
stone Church of God in Fort
Meade.
Mr. Radford is survived by his
wife, Betty Radford; two daugh-
ters, Christy Lynn of Fort Meade
and Amy Skipper of Bartow; two
sons, Tom Radford, Jr., of Lake-
land and Adam Radford of Bar-
tow; two sisters, Glenda Grace of
Bartow and Patricia Robitzsch of
Bartow; three brothers, Bill Bris-
sel, Sr., of Mulberry, Ervin Rad-
ford and Robert Radford, both of
Bartow; and eight grandchil-
dren.
Visitation: Saturday, Oct. 29,
from 6 to 8 p.m., at Whidden-
McLean Funeral Home in Bar-
tow.
The funeral: Sunday, Oct. 30,
at 2 p.m., at Cornerstone Church
of God, 10 South Seminole Ave-
nue, Fort Meade.
Interment: Evergreen Ceme-
tery in Fort Meade.
,Memorial contributions: Good
Shepherd Hospice, P.O. Box
7129, Winter Haven, FL 33880.


Frank 'Poppy'
Kunberger
Frank Long "Poppy" Kun-
berger, 70, of Fort Meade, died
Friday, Oct. 21, 2005.
Born in Winter Haven on
March 5, 1935, Mr. Kunberger
moved to Fort Meade 34 years
ago.
He was a graduate of Winter
Haven High School, Florida
Southern College, and Emory
University, and he held five col-
lege degrees. He served as a lieu-
tenant in the U.S. Army during
the Korean War.
Mr. Kunberger was the per-
sonnel director/liaison officer for
Owens Illinois Taler, and he
worked for the Securities & Ex-
change Commission in Washing-
ton, D.C. ,
Upon moving to Fort Meade
in 1971, he began to practice law
until 1984. He served as Fort
Meade city attorney from 1970 to
1975, he worked in the State At-
torney's Office, and was a Polk
County judge until 1970.
Mr. Kunberger was preceded
in death by his parents, Beulah
and George Kunberger.
He is survived by his wife of
39 years, Betty Jo Kunberger;
his daughter, Paula Jean Joyner
of Bartow; his son, David W.
Kunberger of Fort Meade; two
brothers, George Lee Kunberger
of Cocoa Beach and David Bruce
Kunberger of Winter Haven; four
grandchildren, Emily, David,
Amanda, and Megan; and three
great-grandchildren, Alyssa,
Keelan, and Chase.
Visitation: Thursday, Oct. 27,
from 6 to 8 p.m., at Moody-Brant
Funeral Chapel in Fort Meade.
The funeral: Saturday, Oct.
29, at 11 a.m., at.the funeral
chapel.
Interment: Evergreen Ceme-
tery in Fort Meade.


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Willard Gene
'Woody' Books
Willard Gene "Woody" Books,
78, of Bartow, died Tuesday, Oct.
25, 2005, at his home.
Born May 15, 1927, in Elk-
hart, Ind., Mr. Books moved to
Florida from El Paso on April 1,
19.86.
He served in the U.S. Army,
and was a student publication
director for the mass communi-
cations department of the Uni-
versity of Tampa.
Once retired, he enjoyed ten-
nis and swimming.
Relatives say Mr. Books was
"a wonderful husband, father,
and friend."
He is survived by his wife,
Anna Books; 'three children,
Gregory G. Books of Eastsound,
Wash., Bonita Sue Cochard of
Havertown, Pa., and Patricia
Ann Hurley of Tampa; two
grandchildren, Ryan and Zach-
ary Hurley of Tampa; his
brother, Norvan Books of Phoe-
nix, Ariz.; and his sister, Bea-
trice Brown of Syracuse, Ind.
Private services are planned.
Arrangements: Ott-Laughlin
Funeral Home in Auburndale.
Memorial contributions: Good
Shepherd Hospice, 105 Arneson
Avenue, Auburndale, FL 33823.


Richard E.
Pullen
Richard E. Pullen, 48, of Bar-
tow, died of cancer Saturday,
Oct. 22, 2005, at Bartow Center.
Born in Miami on Sept. 9,
1957, Mr. Pullen moved to Bar-
tow six months ago.
He was a brick mason, and a
member of Lake Ruth Baptist
Church in Bartow.
Survivors include his daugh-
ter, Shannon Pullen of Schriner,
Neb.; his mother and step-fa-
ther, Irene O'Hara and Nolan
O'Hara of Bartow; his brother,
Raymond Pullen, Jr., of Holly-
wood, Fla.; and three sisters,'
Janet Johnson and Lois Soto-
mayor, both of Scottdale, Pa.,,
and Theresa Ford of Middleburg,
Fla.
The funeral: Thursday, Oct.
27, at 2 p.m., at Whidden-
McLean Funeral Home in Bar-
tow, with Rev. James Clegg offi-
ciating.


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Zoo Boo Ends This Weekend


TAMPA Zoo Boo is back at twisting maze in complete dark-
Tampa's Lowry Park Zoo, bigger ness.
and creepier than ever before, NEW: Scarecrow's Revenge.
but the six week-long family Board the horse drawn carriage
Halloween celebration, pre- ride in Wallaroo Station to tour
sented by Kash n' Karry, ends the back woods of the old
this weekend. Haunted Mansion, overrun by
Zoo Boo scares up new fun evil scarecrows.
this year with the "Factory of Midway Madness. Some-
Living Fear" haunted house, thing maddening has returned to
cemetery ghost yard, "Scare- town. Enter the midway to see
crow's Revenge" horse drawn amazing sights, brave the dizzy-
carriage ride, and Monster Mash ing vortex tunnel, master the
children's area. mirror maze, bounce around in
"Last year we asked our the ball room and dodge the wa-
guests what would make Zoo Boo ter blaster.
better, and by far the top request Monster Mash, presented by
was scarier attractions," said WQYK. Come party with the big-
David Zimmerman, vice presi- gest and best Halloween crea-
dent and chief operating officer tures. Fog, music and disco
of the zoo. "In response, we're in- lights set the mood in this kid-
troducing a new haunted house friendly party area near the zoo's
and walk-through cemetery, Safari Africa.
which should raise the scare fac- Little Tyke Boo House.
tor for older Zoo Boo'goers, while Walk into a world of dazzling
keeping other attractions family lights and friendly Halloween
oriented." scenes. Guests can venture into
Since Zoo Boo is well known the pumpkin patch, see tiny
as a family Halloween festival, smiling monsters and not-so-
little boys,and "ghouls" can have scary forest.
fun at the new WQYK Monster Creepy Crawlers Lane.
Mash children's area, popular Come see some of the most
Little Tyke Boo House, themed amazing creatures that lurk in
games and special Halloween the night, from the world's larg-
animal shows, est centipede to a bird-eating ta-
In its seventh year, Zoo Boo rantula.
has grown each year in offerings Haunted Carousel. Board
and attendance. Now considered the decorated carousel along
one of the premier family Hal- with other friendly boys and
loween events in Florida, Zoo ghouls. Be careful goblins
Boo offers thrills and chills with- have taken over the controls and
out depicting violence or gore. it might run backwards.
Extensive decorations, live ac- "Mannequin Mayhem" Hal-
tors, state-of-the-art animatron- loween Animal Show. Laugh out
ics, lights and sound effects, stir loud at this Halloween escapade
up a hauntingly good time. featuring singing dogs, owls, a
2005 Zoo Boo Attractions tarantula and Arnold, a 700-
(listed from scariest to not-so- found pDi.


scary)
NEW: Factory of Living
Fear, presented by Bank of
America. Tour an abandoned
mannequin factory where legend
holds the robot production line
went array, creating half manne-
quin half robots for a haunting
combination of beauty and supe-
rior intellect.
NEW: Cemetery ghost yard.
Come visit the new walk-
through cemetery in Safari Af-
rica, where not everything is
quite ready to rest.
Curse of the Mine. Back by
popular demand, many explorers
liave attempted this expedition,
but none have succeeded in find-
ing the treasure. This year
guests will enter into a new
mine shaft, navigating a long,


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Zoo Boo takes place Thursday
through Monday, Oct. 27-31. The g
event runs 7-10 p.m. on Sunday t
through Thursday, and 7-11 p.m.
on select Friday and Saturday. C
Tickets are $14 for adults, $12 1
for children age 3-11, and free
for children 2 and under.
Tickets can be purchased on-
line at www.lowryparkzoo.com to
expedite entry into the event.
New this year, "Boo Pass" Ex-
press Line tickets that take hold-
ers to the front of the line for pri-
ority entry into haunted attrac-
tions and onto rides. Ticket price
includes free unlimited rides,
with the exception of Spooky
Trails which is $4 per person.
Annual Zoo Pass holders receive
$1 discount with valid ID.


Leland Fundraiser Dinner

Features Bucs Players


Leland Family Ministries'
2005 Fundraiser Dinner will be
held Tuesday, Nov. 8, at the
Family Worship Center, 1330
East Main Street, Lakeland.
The event will feature a VIP
reception with Tampa Bay Bucs
players Ryan Nece and Jermaine
Phillips, with photo and auto-
graph sessions, beginning at
5:30 p.m.
A silent auction will take
place from 5:30 to 7 p.m., with
dinner and a program beginning
at 6:30.
Dinners will be provided by
Harry's Seafood Bar and Grille
in Lakeland.
VIP reception and dinner tick-
ets are $50 per person, and din-
ner and program tickets are $25
per person.
Corporate tables for 10 may
be reserved for $450, which in-
cludes VIP party and dinners for
10, advertising in programs, and
a picture of the group with Nece
and Phillips.


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For the safety of guests,
adults (ages 12 and older) are
not permitted to wear masks,
wigs, face paint or costumes of
any time. Little boys and "
ghouls" are invited to come in
heir most spooktacular attire
ages 11 and under). Toy weap-
ons of any sort will not be al-
owed in the zoo.


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people per card. The zoo is lo-
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Pirate Jordan Continues His Pillage


Chamber Sets Four Ribbon Cuttings


Greater Bartow Chamber of
Commerce is planning a board-
cutting. and four ribbon-cuttings
for November.
Lowe's of Bartow will be cele-
brating its grand opening with a
board-cutting on Wednesday
Nov. 2.
Andrea Fantozzi, manager for
Lowe's, said she has been work-
ing for months for this day.
She said the soft opening will
take place on Friday, Oct. 28.
More than 32,000 items at the
superstore have beenistocked in
the 94,000 square feet of retail
space. Lowe's is located at 425
East Van Fleet Drive.
After Hurricane Jeanne's dev-
astation last year, Fashion Bug
of Bartow is re-opening its doors
and on Thursday, Nov. 3, the


Chamber will hold a ribbon-cut-
ting to mark the event.
District Manager Sandie Bai-
ley and her crew are putting the
finishing touches on the store.
A soft opening is planned Nov.
2.
Fashion Bug is located at 315
East Van Fleet Drive in the
Golden Gate Center.
JMI Flooring opened for busi-
ness last year, so now the Cham-
ber of Commerce is celebrating
that opening with an anniver-
sary ribbon-cutting on Tuesday,
Nov. 8.
JMI Flooring is at 115 First
Avenue North.
Brenda Mason and Jason
McMahan can be reached by
calling 533-2992.
Community Caf6, located at


1790 North Broadway, inside
Community First Credit Union,
will be celebrating a ribbon-cut-
ting on Wednesday, Nov. 9.
The Chamber had scheduled
the ribbon-cutting in October but
Hurricane Wilma put a damper
on the event. Owner Ron Fischer
is looking forward to meeting the
community at the ribbon-cutting.
Domino's Pizza has new own-
ers, Robin Angle and Michael
Jarvis, and to celebrate, the
Greater Bartow Chamber of
Commerce is planning a ribbon-
cutting for Tuesday, Nov. 15.
Domino's is located at 1026
North Broadway.
For more information about
these or other Bartow Chamber
events, call 533-7125.


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Red Ribbon Events Set October 29


IN HIS CONTINUED quest to collect all of
Bartow's rare and prized treasures, Pirate Len-
non Jordan (2005 Bartow Chamber president-
elect) has struck again. First it was The Polk
County Democrat, sponsor of Jordan's treasure
hunt. Then Community National Bank followed
by Ace Hardware, Spath Jewelers and now Mo-
saic has fallen to Pirate Jordan and thus joined
his team in search of Bartow's treasures. Debbie
Burdett even "volunteered" as a new first mate


from Mosaic to ward off further pillaging. Mosaic
is a world wide organization with a Bartow loca-
tion of 3200 State Road 60 West. Mosaic will be
hosting Jordan's treasure chest through Nov. 3.
Beware Bartow Chamber members, as you might
be the next in line to be raided, plundered and
charged a handsome fee. To lessen the looting of
Pirate Jordan, you may contact Neal Duncan at
the Chamber 533-7125 and sign up for a more
dignified robbery. (Photo provided)


Success Rally Nov. 2 Honors

Best Practices Employers


Want to know the best places
to work in Polk County? The
Best Practice Award winners, in-
cluding Best Places to Work and
the Spirit of the Family Awards,
will be announced at the Success
Rally and Conference on
Wednesday, Nov. 2, at the Lake-
land Center during the 7:30 a.m.
breakfast event.
With Jason Young, former
Southwest Airlines Executive, as
the keynote speaker, this third
annual recognition event will
showcase the best practices in
workforce recruiting, training,
and retention including the best
family friendly companies.
The Spirit of Family awards,
sponsored by United Way's Suc-
cess By 6 program, honor best
family-friendly workplace prac-
tices for a small, medium, and
large company, while the Best
Places to Work awards, spon-
sored by Polk Works WorkForce
2020, recognize the companies in
each size category which are tak-


ing the lead in developing qual-
ity workplaces to ensure their
competitiveness for a skilled
workforce.
This annual ranking of the
best companies not only helps
advertise and promote the win-
ners status, but also recognizes
'the quality workplaces that im-
prove the quality of life for work-
ers and their families.
Immediately after the awards
breakfast, four leadership con-
ference seminars offer attendees
successful business strategies for
employee training and develop-
ment, recruiting and retention,
customer service, and family'
friendly initiatives.
Seminars scheduled are:
Motivating and Retaining
Top Talent, Jason Young offers
insights into developing people
and changing company culture.
Beyond Customer Service,
with Mary Owens, managing
partner of Black Diamond Asso-
ciates, which works with busi-


Save On Energy Costs

This Winter Season


Here are seven tips from the
Comfort Institute to make your
home more energy efficient:
Have your duct system
tested for air leaks.
Many people assume that the
windows and doors are the major
cause of a home's energy wasting
air leaks. But according to recent
research by the Department of
Energy (DOE), gaps, joints and
disconnections in the typical
home's duct system are 'much
more significant.
The DOE said the typical duct
system loses 25 to 40 percent of
the energy put out by the central
furnace or heat pump. Authori-
ties recommend having a heat-
ing contractor test for leaks and
then seal them with a brushed-
on fiber-reinforced sealant.
Duct tape usually dries out
and, fails. It turns out duct tape
is great for many things, but
sealing ducts is not one of them.
Ask your contractor to per-
form an Infiltrometer "blower
door" test.
The blower door is a comput;
erized instrument originally in-
vented by the Department of En-
ergy. It pinpoints' where your
home's worst air leaks are, such
as duct leaks, and also measures
how leaky the overall house is.
Most homes have the equiva-
lent of an open window in com-
bined air leaks. Many heating
contractors offer an Infiltrometer
test as par of a "Whole House
Health and Comfort Checkup"
that also checks insulation levels
and overall duct performance.
Ask if they also provide an infra-
red camera scan to pinpoint hid-
den heat leaks.
Close your fireplace dam-
per. Shut the damper now or
*,aste precious warm air all win-
ter long.
Replace your furnace or
heat pump air filter. Most sys-
tems need this done every month
to ensure safe and efficient op-


eration.
I Keep forgetting to do it? Ask
your contractor Jfor information
on an extended surface area
whole house air filter that only
needs to be replaced once a year.
It also does a far better job of
keeping your equipment and the
air in your home clean.
Have your heating system
cleaned and tuned.
A pre-season tune up is a
great investment. It reduces the
chances of breakdowns on cold
winter nights, improves safety,
and offers more efficient opera-.
tion. :
Ensure that your contractor
also performs a complete carbon
monoxide check.
Install a programmable set-
back thermostat. Turn down
your thermostat eight degrees
for eight hours a day, and you'll
save eighntpercent on home heat-
ing costs.
A programmable thermostat
will turn the heat back up before
you wake up or before you come
home. New models are very easy
to program.
Consider replacing your old
furnace or heat pump. Just like
a car, heating and cooling equip-
ment doesn't last forever.
If your system is more than
12 years old, it probably wastes
around 35 cents out of every dol-
lar you pay for fuel.
A new system is safer, im-
proves comfort, is more depend-
able and creates less air pollu-
tion.

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nesses and individuals to help
them achieve their full potential.
Creating Family-Friendly
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Success, with Sarah Gentry, Jill
Moore and Cindy Freeman of
Lockheed Martin, one of the
2004 Best Places to Work win-
ners, discussing how to hire and
train for success.
The Success Rally starts at
7:30 a.m. and includes breakfast
and parking for $20. Individual
seats, or corporate tables of 10
for $200, can be reserved. The
Leadership Conference starts at
9:20 a.m. with sessions repeated
at 10:45 a.m. and is $40. To
make reservations, call 534-2529
by Friday, Oct. 28.


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Drug Prevention Resource
Center has announced the 2005
Red Ribbon Campaign, a na-
tional public awareness cam-
paign celebrated in October to
raise awareness of substance
abuse and encourage communi-
ties to present a unified and visi-
ble commitment toward the crea-
tion of a drug-free environment.
The Red Ribbon is the univer-
sal symbol for alcohol, tobacco
and other substance abuse pre-
vention in the United States.
The goal of this campaign is
for entire communities to join to-
gether to wear and display red
ribbons and participate in spe-
cial red ribbon community
events.
DPRC has been recognized for
organizing some of the largest
prevention awareness activities
in the State of Florida.
This year in celebration of the
agency's 20th anniversary,
DPRC plans to show the world
how serious our community is
about keeping its citizens safe
and healthy by creating the
"Longest Awareness Ribbon" for
a Guinness World Record.
The Guinness record attempt
will be part of the special events
associated with the 2005 Red
Ribbon Run on Saturday morn-


ing, Oct. 29, at the Sun 'n Fun
Fly-In at the Lakeland Linder
Regional Airport.
Drug Czar James R.
McDonough, director of the Flor-
ida Office of Drug Control, has
agreed to serve as the honorary
chairman and make a special ap-
pearance on Saturday, Oct. 29,
to participate in the Guinness
record attempt and kick off the
official start of the 14th annual
Red Ribbon Run.
Red Ribbon Campaign 2005
awareness activities began on
Oct. 1, with the first of two red
ribbon distribution days.
The 14th annual Red Ribbon
Run will be held immediately fol-
lowing the Guinness World Re-
cord Attempt also at the Sun 'n
Fun Fly-In.
This one-mile run is the larg-
est youth running event in Polk
County, with an annual partici-
pation of more than 1,700 youth.
The school with the largest
percentage of students partici-
pating will win a special trophy.
Pre-registered students will re-
ceive a free run T-shirt.
Participation is open to all age
groups and registration begins
at 7 a.m., with the first race
starting at 8 a.m.
For more information on Red


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In Memory








1-11-59 10-28-03
Belinda L. Williams
God saw you getting tired and
realized a cure wasn't meant to be,
so he put his arms around you and
whispered (come to ie).
With tear filled eyes, we watched
you pass away. That day a beautiful
heart stopped beating.
We are a part of you and carry you
in our hearts each and every day.
We are comforted in knowing that
you are in a better place.

Love always, Ralph Jr.


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Frank Smith
5/22/48-10/28/04
Gone, yet not forgotten. "Smitty", your
memory is my keepsake with which I'll
never part. I often wondered why you
left us so soon, but only God knows
why. He and his angels are watching
over you. I will keep you in my heart till
I can hold you in my arms again.
We love you, your beloved wife,
Jackie, children, mother, Mary Mosely
and other family members.


In loving memory of our precious
angel Belinda Mosely Williams who
departed this life on October 28, 2003.
We don't know why the angels came
and decided to take you away.
They must have needed someone
very special when they carried you
on their wings that day.
We wondered how they could
take you from us and leave us here
on our own, then we realized your
loved would live on inside us, so in
our hearts, we would never be alone.
We love you, your husband, Ralph
Williams, Jr, your sons, Terrence,
Tavares, Tyrone, a loving mother, Mary
Mosely, sisters, Jackie Smith, Hazel
Amos (Ivory), Constance Mosely, Sheila
Cottle (Eddie), Cynthia Mosely,
brothers, Kelly (Ora), Tommie, Michael
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Nov. 1, from 6 to 7 p.m. in the
hospital's auditorium.
The program is in honor of
American Diabetes Month.
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make a reservation for the free
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For more information on the
program or to register, call 291-
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service, and support of their firms.
For 2004, Edward Jones was proud to have
received the highest overall rating for the 12th
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Hospital will conduct short tours
of Publix, .139'5 Sixth Street,
Winter Haven.
The tours are designed to help
. people make good choices re-
garding shopping for healthy
foods.


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10:30 and 11:30 a.m. on Monday,
Nov. 7.
Susan Dillion, diabetes educa-
tion coordinator for the hospital,
will conduct the tours.
For more information or to
make a reservation for the tour,
call 291-6705.


Moffitt Plans Nutrition Program


American Institute for Cancer
Research, in partnership with
the H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center
and Research Institute, will pre-
sent "Nutrition After Cancer: A
Conference on the Role of Diet in
Cancer Survivorship," on Thurs-
day, Nov. 10, from 9:30 a.m. to
3:30 p.m.
The event will be held in the
Wolfe University Center Ball-
room at Florida International


Make Halloween

Safer Not Scarier


Want your children to have a
ghoulish good time this Hallow-
een?
Experts at Baylor College of
Medicine (BCM) in Houston offer
some tips to help you keep your
child's Halloween fun healthy
and, safe.
"Nutrition and Halloween ar-
en't two words that you don't
normally associate with one an-
other, but there are ways to pro-
mote healthy eating habits dur-
ing Halloween," said Dr. Marilyn
Swanson, national program
leader for maternal and child
health, stationed at the Chil-
dren's Nutrition Research Cen-
ter.
Swanson suggests that par-
ents hand out pretzels, granola
bars, raisins, sugar free gum, or
non-food treats such as stickers,
plastic rings or pencils instead of
the sugary treats.
If you decide to hand out
candy bars, get the smaller fun-
sized ones. Some candy bars
have less fat and calories than
others read the labels before
you buy.
"It's very important for par-
ents to check all of the contents
of their child's bag, and to make
sure that all homemade or ques-
tionable, treats are thrown
away," Swanson said. "Instead of
allowing your child to eat the
candy whenever they want, store
it out of sight and give them a
piece or two in their lunch or af-
ter school."
-Feeding your children a good
meal prior to trick-or-treating
will discourage them from being
tempted to fill up on Halloween
treats.
There are also a number of
risks that children can run into
during Halloween as well.
"There's nothing more fun
than being a witch, but when
children wear dark costumes it
makes it difficult for drivers to
see them," said Dr. Joan Shook,
professor of pediatrics at Baylor
College of Medicine in Houston,
chief of emergency medicine
service and chief safety officer at
Texas Children's Hospital. "Re-
flective tape can be attached to
dark colored costumes to make


the child more visible, or they
can carry a flashlight."
Shook suggests that parents
take their little ghosts and gob-
lins trick-or-treating in familiar
neighborhoods and places that
you feel comfortable.
"A parent should accompany
every group of children, even up
to the door," Shook said. "Stay in
well lit areas, so if the lights on a
house are off, don't go there."
Shook also offers these sug-
gestions:
Don't approach houses that
aren't well lit and under no cir-
cumstances should a child enter
a stranger's residence.
Parents should examine all
the candy. Anything that looks
like it may have been tampered
with should be thrown away.
Because a mask can hamper
a child's ability to breath and
see, use non-toxic face paint as a
safe alternative.
Make sure that your child's
costume fits properly. Avoid
items that may cause them to
trip such as long dresses, over-
sized shoes or capes.
."Halloween is supposed to be
fun, but we also want to. make
sure that our children stay safe,"
Shook said.

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University Biscayne Bay
Campus, Miami.
Among the featured speakers
at the conference is Nagi Kumar,
director of nutrition at Moffitt.
The conference is free, but
space is limited, so registration
is necessary by Oct. 31.
For more information or to
register, call 1-800-843-8114,
ext. 487.


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Or The Fort Meade Leader
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Lakeland Regional Medical
Center will present "Cataract
Surgery Past, Present and Fu-
ture" on Thursday, Nov. 17, at 6
p.m.
The free program will be held
in the hospital's auditorium.
For more information or to
register, call 687-1400.


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Off November Activities

Winter Haven Hospital has Peacefulness and Relief From
announced the Sage-ing pro- Stress a six-week series, be-
grams for November. ginning Nov. 3, from 4 to 5 p.m.,
Sage-ing is a program for peo- at the Gill Jones Center. The
ple who wish to find a positive cost is $5 per person.
way to look at aging. Crossing Over a four-
Scheduled events for the week series, beginning Nov. 14
month are: from 10 to 11 a.m. at the Gill
Laughter Circle Thurs- Jones Center. This program is'
day, Nov. 17, 5:30-6:15 p.m. in free.
the hospital's classrooms. The Divide and Conquer Your
cost is $5 per person or $2 per Photos Organize your photos
student. and capture memories in a
Restorative Yoga Mon- scrapbook on Nov. 1, 8 and 15
days, Nov. 7-21, at the Gill Jones from 2 to 5 p.m. at the Gill Jones
Center. This program is free. Center. The class is free, but ma-
Sage-ing Curriculum Work- trials may need to be pur-
shops "Leaving Your Legacy chased.
for Others," Nov. 10, and "Men- 55 Alive Matune Driving
touring the Younger Genera- Course -7 Nov. 21 and 22, 8:30
tions," Nov7. Both will be held a.m. to 12:30 p.m. in the hospital
from 10 a.m. to noon at the Gill classrooms.
Jones Center. The cost for the For more information or to re-
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Hurricane Wilmnia

Affects Citrus Industry


d Hurricane Wilma hit Florida a better assessment by tne e
Go. citrus growers as it made its way of the week."
through the southern part of In addition to crop and tr
S Florida yesterday. damage, Florida citrus grow
Two of the state's largest cit- are very concerned that Hur
o t_ *rus producing counties Hen- cane Wilma could have increase
dry and Collier were hit hard the spread of citrus canker,
S- by the storm. bacterial disease that is mor
S" "Growers in these areas have by wind-driven rain.
at M seen their groves, barns, equip- State officials have been b
ment and homes severely im- tling citrus canker since 19
pacted by this storm," said Andy and were close to eradicating t
LaVigne, Florida Citrus Mutu- disease until the hurricanes
Diane's al's executive vice-president and 2004 increased the spread oft]
CEO. "This will certainly have disease.
Plantation Cafe an impact on their livelihoods "In the past year alone, t:
and this season's citrus crop." state has or is scheduled to
Changes Nam e These two counties have move nearly 70,000 acres of
about 130,000 acres of citrus rus groves due to the spread
Diane's Plantation Cafe, groves, citrus canker, after last yea
owned by Diane Durrance, has Preliminary reports indicate storms," LaVigne said.
changed it's name to Diane's that in some areas, up to 15 per- Florida Citrus Mutu,
Cafe. cent of the fruit crop has been founded in 1948, is the state
The restaurant is located at blown off trees and some trees largest citrus grower organic
2064 East Edgewood Drive, are leaning over or uprooted due tion with more than 10,0
Lakeland. to the severe winds, members.
In addition to the name The fruit is currently in the fi- The Florida citrus indust
change, the restaurant will offer nal process of maturing., provides a $9.1 billion annu
new hours on Saturday, 10 a.m. "It is difficult for us to ade- economic impact to the state
to 8 p.m. quately gauge the crop loss at employs.90,000 people and ci
this time due to downed commu- ers 750,000 acres. For more
nications lines in that area" formation, visit www.flcitrusn

Edward Jones LaVigne said. "We hope to have tual.com.

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Corporate College Offers

Manufacturing Curriculum


education




ews


Corporate College of Polk
Community College (PCC) has
been selected to develop the cur-
riculum and provide instruction
for a comprehensive "Pre-Engi-
neering and Manufacturing" pro-
gram to be made available to all
Polk County manufacturers.
The program is being devel-
oped by the PCC Corporate Col-
lege under the framework of a
$650,000 Florida Best grant
awarded by the state of Florida
to Polk Works, the Polk County
Workforce Development Board.
Polk Works selected the PCC
Corporate College to create and
implement the training program
and awarded it $397,000 to be
used as matching funds.
"The training offered through
this program will prove benefi-
cial to all participating Polk


County manufacturers," said
Rob Clancey, director of the Cor-
porate College.
According to Clancey, the pro-
gram curriculum will include a
number of courses tailor made
for employees of manufacturing
firms.
Courses will range from pro-
grammable logic controls to
maintenance mechanics to
highly sophisticated, industry
specific training requested by
Polk County manufacturers.
The program is being admin-
istered for the PCC Corporate
College by Ernie Helms, a for-
mer Polk County phosphate in-
dustry executive.
For more information, contact
Rich Thompson of the PCC Cor-
porate College at 669-2325.


BHS Plans Homecoming

Festivities Next Week


Bartow High School will cele-
brate homecoming on Friday,
Nov. 4.
Celebratory events will begin
on Friday, Oct. 28, with a pres-
entation of candidates assembly.
Homecoming candidates will be
presented to the student body
and a banner contest will be held
during the assembly.
The week of Oct. 31 will fea-
ture several spirit days "Steve
Urkel Day," "Tacky Twin Day,"


and others.
The top 10 females and males
will be named on Friday during
half-time of the homecoming
game, and a king and queen will
be crowned at midnight.
The homecoming dance will
begin following the football
game, and will end at 1 a.m.
Tickets to the dance are $15
in advance and $20 at the door.
Parents are admitted free,
and are invited to attend.


Southwest Teacher

Earns National Honors


A BOOKWORKS volunteer calls children's
names and presents them with their very own
books at the end of a BookWorks story time. A


brunch will be held for volunteers on Friday, Nov.
4. (Photo provided)


Goodwill Seeks BookWorks Volunteers


Help bring books to the life of
a child by becoming a volunteer
reader for Goodwill's BookWorks
childhood literacy program.
An orientation, the "Literacy
Brunch" for people interested in
volunteering will be held Friday,
Nov. 4, from 10 to 11 a.m., at the
Lakeland Head Start office, 1836


Kathleen Road, Lakeland.
Brunch will be served.
For more information or to at-
tend, call Goodwill Community
Relations Coordinator Jinnie
Kerdi at 1-888-279-1988, ext.
223.
The need for volunteer read-
ers is especially great in Polk


PCC Plans Presidential


County.
Head Start Centers through-
out the county would welcome
Goodwill's BookWorks, a pro-
gram that puts books into the
hands of children who may not
have them. But a lack of volun-
teers has kept the program out
of Polk County classrooms.


PCC Sets


Search Committee Meeting Corporate
Classes


Polk Community College
presidential search screening
committee will hold its fourth
meeting with consultant Dr. Jeff
Hockaday on Wednesday, Oct.
26, at 8:30 a.m. in the adminis-
trative board room on the Winter
Haven campus.
The purpose of the meeting is
to reduce the list of candidates to
around six. Provisions have been
made for those members who are
unable to attend this meeting to
provide a proxy vote that will be
tallied by Chairman Dr, Neriah


Roberts.
This meeting is opened to the
public.
The committee will use taped
answers to questions provided to
the candidates to help trim down
the list to the final group.
The remaining candidates will
be asked to travel to PCC for a
face-to-face interview with the
board of trustees. At that time,
the candidates also will have an
opportunity to meet staff and
community leaders and to tour
both campuses and Polk County.


Recycling Pledge Card

Contest Set To Begin


In recognition of the ninth
America, Recycles Day on Nov.
15th, the Department of Envi-
ronmental Protection (DEP) and
Creative Recycling Systems,
Inc.,: are announcing the start of
the annual Florida Schools Recy-
cling Pledge Card Contest.
The contest will reward one
class statewide at the elemen-
tary, middle and high school lev-
el" which submits the greatest
number of recycling pledge
cards, to encourage environ-
mental stewardship among stu-
dents and their families.
"Recycling is vital to conserv-
ing our natural :resources and
protecting our environment,"
said Allan Bedwell, DEP deputy
secretary for regulatory pro-
grams and energy. "This contest
encourages Florida's youth to
demonstrate environmental citi-
zenship at school and at home."
By taking the recycling
pledge, individuals promise to
protect the environment through
recycling efforts. The class at
each level with the most number


of pledges will receive prizes for
their efforts, including a "gently-
used" desktop computer and
monitor courtesy of Creative Re-
cycling Systems, Inc.
In addition, each individual
that completes a pledge card will
be entered into state and na-,
tional drawings for further
prizes. Adults will have a chance
to win a new Ford Escape Hy-
brid SUV and children under age
18 will be eligible to win one of
five Trek bicycles.
In 2004, more than 7,500
pledge cards were entered
through the Florida schools con-
test. ,
Overall, more than 50,000
pledges were received st at.'vide..
Nationally, nearly one million
Americans took the .America Re-
cycles Day pledge to prevent pol-
lution and reduce.waste in 2004.
For more information on how to
enter the 2005 contest, prizes
and official rules, visit:
http://www.dep.state.fl.us/waste/
categories/recycling/AR/2005/
americarecycles05.htm,


Polk Community College's
Corporate College has set a vari-
ety of classes.
All will be held on the Lake-
land campus.
Microsoft Windows XP -
Nov. 1 and 3 from 6 to 9:30 p.m.
Class fee is $185.
Grant Writing II Nov. 3,
6 to 10 a.m. Class fee is $32.
Microsoft Vision Level 1 -
Nov. 5, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Class fee is $192.
Excel Level 1 Nov. 5, 8:30
a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Class fee is
$159.
CCNP3 Building Cisco Re-
mote Access Net -, Nov. 5, 6, 12,
13 and 19, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Class fee is $1,500.
Design MS Windows Server
2003 Active Directory Nov. 5,
.7, 12, 13 and 19, 8:30 a.m. to
4:30 p.m. Class fee is $1,500.
For more information on the
classes, call 669-2326.

PCC Sets
Halloween
Event
Polk Community College's
Collegiate High School will offer
a trick-or-treat event on Mon-
day, Oct. 31, from 4 to 6 p.m. at
the PCC Lakeland campus.
The event will feature both'
mini-golfing and candy.
Mini-golf is $1 per hole, with
a chance to win a prize.
Additionally, photo opportuni-
ties will be offered during trick-
or-treating.
For more information, call
669-2322.

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read the Democrat or Leader.


Dana K. Kelly, Southwest
Elementary teacher and 2001
Polk County Teacher of the
Year, is the recipient of two na-
tional honors by two different or-
ganizations.
In the Oct. 13 issue of USA
Today, she was named to the
newspaper's eighth annual All-
USA Teacher Team. She is one
of 20 winners 19 individuals
and one instructional team -
and will share $2,500 with her
school.
Kelly also will be honored Oct.
21 in Chicago with a Butler-
Cooley Excellence in Teaching
Award.
The Butler-Cooley award is
given to three teachers nation-
ally by the Turnaround Manage-
ment Association (TMA), a Chi-
cago-based consortium of 7,000
business professionals worldwide
dedicated to professionalism, in-
tegrity, and competence.
She will receive a $5,000 cash
stipend from the John William
Butler Foundation as a result of
winning the TMA award. -,


Both USA Today and TMA
are recognizing Kelly for her
ability to challenge her students.
She has instituted before-school
clubs in Japanese, journalism,
and chess, and has an inclusion
program in which special needs
students interact and learn with
gifted students.
In addition, both organiza-
tions have cited Kelly for start-
ing more than 150 community
service initiatives with students
benefiting more than 20 local
agencies. Her students have
helped the elderly and less fortu-
nate, and done extensive projects
in hurricane relief and prepared-
ness.
She is also a member. of the
National Teachers Hall of Fame,
was previously named National
Volunteer of the Year by Sister
Cities International, and is also
the recipient of a Disney
Teacherrific Award.
She teaches kindergarten
through fifth grade students at
Southwest and has 29 years of
teaching experience.


FM Civic Club Offering

'Jazz in the Park' Concert


in the fight
Free Workshop Offered On against breast cancer.

Special Needs Children Volunteer.


The Florida Diagnostic and
Learning Resources System
(FDLRS) will hold a free work-
shop for families of special heeds
and disabled students.
The workshop, titled "What is
Inclusion? What is the Right Fit
for Your Student with Special
Needs?" will be held Tuesday,
Nov. 15, from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m.
The workshop will discuss in-
clusion, which is the practice of


IB Students

Honored
Students at the International
Baccalaureate School at Bartow
High were honored by the Col-
lege Board's National Hispanic
Recognition Program for their
performance on the preliminary
SAT/National Merit scholarship
qualifying test.
The program provides na-
tional recognition of the excep-
tional academic achievements of
Hispanic high school seniors and
identifies them for postsecon-
dary institutions.
More than 150,000 Hispanic
students took the test and 4,800
have been recognized by the pro-
gram as a scholar or honorable
mention finalist.
IB students honored were
David DeJesus, Victoria Gauth-
ier, Phillip Madrid and Bibiana
Baxevanos.


educating students with and
without disabilities together
rather than separately.:
Presenters for the workshop
will be Joyce Barclay, Florida In-
clusion Network facilitator, and
Bonnie Dupuis, Polk County
schools exceptional student edu-
cation department.
The workshop will be held in
the FDLRS training room of the
Polk County School Board com-
plex, 1915 South Floral Ave.,
Bartow.
To register or for more infor-
mation on this free workshop,
call Diane Bennett at 647-4258
or email her at diane.bennett@
polk-fl.net.


Marching

Band Fest Set
Florida Bandmasters Associa-
tion annual Marching Band Fes-
tival, postponed last week due to
Hurricane Wilma, is rescheduled
for Saturday, Oct. 29, at Denison
Stadium, 400 Avenue A South-
east, Winter Haven,
The festival is from 6 to 10
p.m. and high school marching
bands will present music, march-
ing and pageantry.
The cost is $7' for adults s and
$4 for children. Tickets will be
sold at the gate.
For further information call
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As leader of the group for the
past 10 years. Dr. Brink ha;
strived to pass on his experience
as a performer with such artists
as Ray Charles, Mel Torme.
Wayne Newton, The Tempta-
tions, Diane Ross, and others.
He also leans on his training
as a member of the One O'Clock
Lab Band at the University of
North Texas.
The FSC Jazz Ensemble per-
forms regularly on the campus
and throughout the community.
Early in this school year, the en-
semble is focusing on pieces of
various styles.
In addition to selections of
traditional swing and Latin-jazz
compositions and arrangements,
students will be featured as im-
provisational soloists in Carib-
bean Reggae, New Orleans "2nd
Line Street" feel, and other con-
temporary musical styles.
For further information, call
the Leisure Services office at
285-1111.


A free "Jazz in the Park" con-
cert will be offered by the Fort
Meade Civic Club and City Lei-
sure Services on Sunday, Oct.
30, at 4 p.m.
The event will be held in the
garden gazebo area of Patterson
Park on north Charleston Ave-
nue.
The public may bring their
own lawn chair or blanket, or
use the chairs provided by the
city on-site.
The concert is scheduled to
begin promptly at 4 p.m., and
last just over an hour, ending at
5 p.m.
Concessions will be provided
by the Fort Meade Civic Club.
Featured will be the Florida
Southern College Jazz Ensem-
ble, under the direction of Pro-
fessor Brian Brink. The group is
comprised of 20 performers from
the FSC student body. Freshmen
through senior music majors and,
non-majors make up the ensem-
ble.


Jail

(Continued from Page 1A)
"We can't micromanage" jail
and court operations,
Commissioner Paul Senft said.
The 'county's Public Safety
Coordinating Council is studying
the issues raised by Wilkinson,
he said.
Commissioner Sam Johnson,
who serves on the council, said
that agency recommends the
expansion.
Wilkinson said that the com-
mission can't delegate its deci-
sion-making authority to the
council.
He recommended that a 500-
bed work release center -
instead of the 100 beds recom-
mended by the sheriff's office -
be built at the county jail in
Bartow.
"I'm going to leave that to law
enforcement professionals," Senft
said.
Commissioner Bob English
said that "a good public safety
program" is essential to Polk's
population growth and economic
development.
The motion to approve the
modification in the jail plans
passed 3-to-1 over Wilkinson's
dissenting vote. Commission
Chm. Jack Myers was absent.


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AREA CYCLISTS will participate in Bartow's
first Tour de 'Tow on Nov. 19 as part of the city's
Magic on Main celebration. Checking the route
are (from left) Tommy Williams, Al Holland, Jr.,
Lynn Holland, Cliff Daniels, Mark Adelstein, Bob


Fort and Terry Worthington, with Grady and Ma-
son Daniels in front. The event is sponsored by
the Bartow Community Healthcare Foundation,
Inc. (Photo provided)


Tour de 'Tow Offers Bike Event


The French have the Tour de
France. Bartowans will have
Tour de 'Tow starting Saturday,
Nov. 19, with the new cycling
event kicking off Bartow's Magic
on Main celebration.
Sponsored by the Bartow
Community Healthcare Founda-
tion, Inc., Tour de Tow will con-
sist of three events: a metric cen-
tury (100 kilometer/62 miles),
half century (50 kilometer/31
miles), and 10K family fun ride.
Non-refundable registration
fees are $35, $28 and $10.
Deadline for early registration
is Nov. 4. Early registration
guarantees a Tour de Tow shirt.
All three events begin with
registration at 6:30 a.m. at the
corner of Central Avenue and
Parker Street, more commonly
known as the Oaks Parking Lot.
All participants will receive a
ride packet that will include a
ride number, map of the route,
meal ticket and shirt.
A 7 a.m. rider's meeting fol-
lows with both the metric cen-
tury and half century starting at
7:30 a.m. The 10k family fun
ride begins at 8 a.m.
Helmets are required of, all
riders, and riders under the age
of 14 must have an accompany-
ing adult who also also a regis-
tered rider.
Applications are available on-
line at active.com or by calling
the Bartow Chamber of Com-
merce at 533-7125.
For more information on the
ride, e-mail cliff.daniels@ver-
izon.net
Tour de 'Tow volunteer spon-
sors include Central Florida De-
velopment Sports Marketing,
Bartow Rotary Club and Bar-
tow's Community Redevelop-
ment Agency. Organizers plan to
have the Tour de 'Tow become
an annual Bartow event.
The Magic on Main celebra-
tion is a one-day event set for
Nov. 19 to celebrate the comple-
tion of Bartow's $2.8 million
streetscape renovation.
In addition to the Tour de
Tow, the Magic on Main activi-
ties will include arts, crafts and
antique displays, a kid's carni-
val, 'Tow the Distance 5K Run, a
Poker Run, live bands and enter-
tainment, a nightime street
dance and a cookbff. Hours for
the events are 10 a.m. to 10 p.m.
The highlight of the day's ac-
tivities will be the lighting of
more than 100 trees lining both
sides of Main Street in a five-

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block area from Broadway to
Jackson Avenue.
In addition, the lighted roof-
top project, started several years
years ago by Downtown Bartow,
Inc., will cover almost all of the
downtown buildings.
The historic courthouse, now
home to the Polk County Histori-
cal Museum and Genealogical
Library, also will feature a new
holiday lighting treatment.
All will be lit with a "flipping
of the switch" during a special


lighting ceremony scheduled for
6:30 to 7:30 p.m.
Bartow has long been known
for its holiday lights, attracting
thousands of visitors during the
holiday season. The Magic on
Main enhancements will add
more than 100,000 lights in the
downtown area.
For more information on
Magic on Main,, call the Bartow
Chamber of Commerce at 533-
7125, or log on to"www.bartow-
chamber.com.


BHS Yellow Jackets

Meet Highlanders

Tomorrow Night


By JEFF THORNBURG

Tomorrow night the High-
landers of'Lake Wales invade
Bartow Memorial Stadium for
their annual battle with the Yel-
low Jackets. .
Kick off is 7:30 p.m. and the
game can be heard on AM 1130
WBF.
Although this is a district
game, its outcome will not effect
the standings or the state play-
offs, as both teams have been
eliminated from post season
play. A rare occurrence indeed.
Over the past decade, at least
one of these. squads have ad-
vanced to the playoffs, and five
times both teams saw post-sea-
son action.
Well, with no playoff scenar-
ios, the game is kind of meaning-
less, right?
Yes, both teams have only one
remaining game after tomorrow
night, but meaningless? Defi-
nitely not.
The contest could be a chess
match or a state championship,
but when it's Lake Wales verus
The Highlanders have nine
returning offensive starters from
last year, including four on the
offensive line and senior running
back Welton Lee, expected to
handle most of the Lake Wales
rushing attack.
Lee has five rushing touch-
downs for the year.
Bartow, 4-4, suffered a set-
back last week, losing at home to
Winter Haven 21-7.
The Jackets are giving up 15
points per game, while the of-
fense is scoring 17 points per


game.
Jacket junior quarterback De-
various Cook ranks third in
county passing stats with 920
yards and seven touchdowns.
Senior Ryan Colson continues
to lead the Yellow Jackets
ground attack with seven rush-
ing scores and more than 650
yards.
Looking at common opponents
so far this year, both teams have
lost to Winter Haven, Kathleen
and Haines City.
Both squads posted a win over
new school Ridge Community.
Bartow defeated Auburndale
while Lake Wales suffered a loss
to the Bloodhounds in week one.
Bartow on the schedule, it
counts.
A team's whole season can
come down to "did you beat your
arch rival?"
Lake Wales, under first year
head coach Marvin Pavy, enters
the game with a 3 and 5 record.
The Highlander offense is
scoring 15 points per game,
while their defense is allowing
18 points game.
Last week Lake Wales lost at
Sarasota Booker 41-7.
Since 1996, the series is 6-4 in
favor of Lake Wales. From 1998
to 2003 the Highlanders won six
straight regular season games.
The Yellow Jackets broke the
streak last year with a 17-7 win
at Legion Field, and earned a
playoff spot.
So, get your seats early,
tighten up your chin straps and
get ready for another hard-hit-
ting and intense chapter in this
long-time rivalry.


"spooky spirit of Halloween."
Participants can wear cos-
tumes as they walk and run.
All will enjoy free food and
beverages after the run. Regis-
tered participants will receive a
black glow-in-the-dark race T-
shirt.
The race fee is $18 for early
registrants and $22 on the day of
the race with discounts for stu-
dents.
To register, contact the Ar-
thritis Foundation at 813-968-
7000 or 1-800-850-9455 or regis-
ter online at www.active.com.


The Arthritis Foundation will
host the first annual Creaky
Bones Dash and Trick-or-Treat
Trot.
It will take place in at the St.
Petersburg Pier on Saturday,
Oct. 28, at 7 p.m.
The family-oriented event in-
cludes 5K fun run and a chil-
dren's event for kids ages 12 and
younger the event includes
games, a costume contest and
other fun Halloween activities.
This fun event encourages
communities to get into the


George Grace Inducted Into

Tuskegee Hall Of Fame


George Grace, a native of Bar-
tow and now a resident of South
Florida, has been inducted to
Tuskegee University Athletic
Hall of Fame.
After attending Union Acad-
emy and Polk Vocational School,
Grace was awarded a four-year
athletic scholarship to play foot-
ball and study at Tuskegee Uni-
versity.
A four-year starter and mem-
ber of the all-conference team, he
graduated with a bachelor of sci-
ence degree and departmental
honors.
During the induction cere-
mony, Grace spoke about his
time at Tuskegee, noting that
the team lost only five games in
four years. In his sophomore
year, 18 of his teammates signed
professional contracts and eight
were drafted to play profession-
ally.
Additionally, Grace said two
of his teammates were Rhodes
Scholar candidates.
Grace is currently employed
as the corporate regional service
manager for BellSouth.


He is involved with the Urban
League and the NAACP. Ebony
magazine named Grace as one of
the 100 most influential black
Americans.
He also is a member of Omega
Psi Phi and Sweet Home Mis-
sionary Baptist Church.


Polk Senior Games Set


The 14th annual Polk Senior
Games are scheduled for Feb. 25
through March 12.
Men and women, ages 50 and
over, are invited to participate in
events including: badminton,
basketball shooting and three-
on-three, billiards, bocce, bowl-
ing, bridge duplicate and
party, checkers, cribbage, danc-
ing ballroom, social, and
square dancing, darts, euchre,
field events, fishing, golf 18-
hole and "putt and chip," horse-
shoes, kayaking, lawn bowling,
pepper, football punt, pass,
and kick, racquetball, 5K road
race, scrabble, senior smarts,
shooting skeet and trap, shuf-
fleboard, softball, swimming, ta-
ble tennis, tennis, track, and
walking.
Gold, silver and bronze med-
als are awarded by age divisions.
The entry fee is- $8 for the
first event and $3 for each addi-


Those,
very well


tional event up to a maximum of
$29.
Bowling, golf and team sports
have additional fees. All partici-
pants receive a T-shirt and are
invited to a free closing cere-
mony at The Lakeland Center,
which includes special awards,
mini-health fair, goody bags,
door prizes, and entertainment.
Sponsors of Polk Senior
Games include Winter Haven
Hospital as a bronze sponsor,
along with gold sponsor Publix
Super Markets Charities and
bronze sponsors Citrus & Chemi-
cal Bank, the James W. Sikes
family, and Chas P. Smith & As-
sociates, CPA's.
For more information and to
be placed on the mailing list for
an entry book, call 863-533-0055
or check out the website, www.
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Ena McGratton of Fort Myers received the Desi
Choice Award for her rendition of "Family Fun" usin
cle wheels and giant sunflowers.
In the "Family Reflections" class, Carol Con
Naples' display won her a second place red ribbon (


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Entitled
"Papa," presen-
ters in this class
used dried plant
material and
other items staged
on wooden cigar
boxes to help
bring back "Fond ,
Memories" of the
observer's own
f* grandfather
(above).
- "School Days"
displays combina-
igner's tions of fresh and !
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Pat Beaton took home top
honors in the horticulture divi-
sion for her Rhipsalis capilli-
formis plant in the cactus fami-
ly section.


The Educational Award was presented to Carol Speyerer of the Garden
Club of Winter Haven, sponsor of the Busy Bees Junior Garden Club of
Brigham Elementary School.


Oren Barnhart accepted two Awards of
Appreciation for exhibits entered by Avon Park
Correctional Institution's penal therapy pro-
gram, one featuring Bonsai instruction.


One hundred forty members of
District IX of the Florida
Federation of Garden Clubs
assembled at the Bartow Civic
Center last week to meet their
state officers.
FFGC President Joan Ochs of
Winter Park, First Vice-president
Margaret O'Donnell of Pensacola,
Second Vice-president Carol Hall
of Palm Beach Gardens, and
Third Vice-president Jan Sillik of
Jacksonville all reported about
their state activities.
The meeting was conducted by
District IX Director Rita Hilton of
Bartow. Greetings from the City
of Bartow were extended by
Barbara Newell, president of the
Greater Bartow Chamber of
Commerce and director of the
Bartow Parks and Recreation
Department.
Guests were welcomed by
Charldine Ayers of the Bartow
Garden Club, who also was
responsible for the table decora-
tions. Rev. Terry Gasperson, chil-
dren's pastor of the Bartow
Assembly of God, gave the invoca-
tion.
Along with the state officers,
Ms. Hilton also introduced her
assistant director, Elizabeth
Herbert of Lakeland,, secretary
Deidra McGraw and treasurer
Betty Jean Bryan, both of
Bartow.
Luncheon was served after the
business meeting. Tables were
decorated with metal sculptured
pumpkins arranged with flowers
in autumn colors. Favors were
small painted flower pots filled
with candies.
The program was the District






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IX Flower Show entitled "We Are
Family." Eda Marchman and
Audrey Swindal of Bartow
Garden Club were show chair-
men.
The design division was enti-
tled "Family Ties."
The Petite Award was won by
Carolyn Wilson of the Greater
Lakeland Gardening Club, for an
eight-inch design of sweetheart
roses staged on a mirror in
"Family Reflections."
The Table Artistry Award was
won by Danni Holden of Winter
Haven, for her unique interpreta-
tion of "Family on the Go" using
birds of paradise on a table set-
ting.
The Designers' Choice Award
was won by Ena McGratton of
Fort Myers, for her clever rendi-
tion of "Family Fun" using bicycle
wheels and giant sunflowers.
"Growing in Grandma's
Garden" was the theme of the
horticulture division.
The Award of Horticulture
Excellence was won by Faye
Granberry of Fort Myers with a
grafted cactus. She also won two
Awards of Merit.
Others winning this top sec-
tion award were Pat Beaton,
Lakeland; Rita Hilton, Bartow;
and Rose Schmidt, Winter Haven.
The Arboreal Award was won
by Sandy Kavouras of Fort
Myers.


Special Awards were won by
Georgiann Sumn'er, Bartow;
Rosemary Fleming, Fort Myers;
and Carolyn Wilson of Lakeland.
In "Grandma's Neighbor," a
section open to the public, Jill
Swindal of Bartow won an Award
of Appreciation for her contribu-
tions.
Special exhibits, "We Learn by
Doing," were displayed in the
main meeting room.: The
Educational Award was; present-
ed to Carol Speyerer-. of the
Garden Club of Winter Haven.
They sponsor the Busy Bees
Junior Garden Club of Brigham
Elementary School.
A Youth Award was won by stu-
dent Brooke Speyerer about her
experiences at FFGC's Wekiva
Youth Camp.
Christine Roach won the
senior level Youth Award for her
exhibit from FFGC's SEEK (Save
the Earth's Environment through
Knowledge) Program. Both girls
are from Winter Haven.
Oren Barnhart, FFGC Garden
Therapy chairman, accepted two
Awards of Appreciation for the
exhibits entered by the Avon Park
Correctional Institution's penal
therapy program. One featured
Bonsai instruction by John
Petterson of Lakeland, and the
other reflected the long-standing
penal therapy program sponsored
by FFGC.


Jill Swindal of Bartow won an Award of Appreciation for her
yellow Thryallis plant in "Grandma's Neighbor," a section open to
the public.


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District IX Director Rita Hilton of Bartow (at podium) conducted the meeting,
which was followed by a luncheon and a drawing for prizes.


The Award of Horticulture Excellence was won by Fayei
Granberry of Fort Myers for her grafted cactus. She also won two
Awards of Merit.


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Musings From God's Penman


As The Cookie Crumbles, So Do My Excuses


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Dixie Echoes First Methodist Annual Safe
To Perform Trick-or-Treat Party Oct. 31


At Crossroads
Crossroads Baptist Church in
Lakeland will present The Dixie
Echoes Quartet in concert Sun-
day, Oct. 30, at 10:30 a.m.
The church is located between
Highland City and Bartow, im-
mediately north of the 7-11 con-
venience' store at Highway 98
and County Road 540A.
While there -is no charge for
the' concert, a love offering will
be accepted.,


First United Methodist In the fellowship hall, a hotdog
Church in Bartow will hold its dinner will be served, and games
annual Safe Trick-or-Treating such as pumpkin bowling, The
Party on Monday, Oct. 31. Maze, pumpkin squirt, and a
The event will take place at ring toss will be available to en-
the First Methodist School from joy.
5:30 to 7 p.m. The event is free, and all are
Candy will be given out from invited to put on their costumes
the doorways of the classrooms, and join in the fun.

Area Teens Go Hungry to
Raise Funds to Fight Hunger


Teens from Turning Point
Worship Center of Bartow will
participate in the 2005 World Vi-


perform community service pro-
jects.
The goal is to raise $13.5 mil,


r sioi 30-Hour Famine on Friday, lion to help children in famine
FOrg veness Oct. 28, and Saturday, Oct. 29. ravaged nations worldwide.
Now in .its 13th year, the Checks payable to World
Cerem ony World Vision Famine raises sion may be made in any amou
Awareness and money to fight and sent to Turning Point Wi
.n a .hunger overseas and in the ship Center Youth Group, 14(
SUniy-n-The-rove ofLake- united States. East Georgia Street, Bartow, F
land will host a "Radical For- 'During the 30 hours, partici- 33830.
give.e :Cereony, su nda, pants go without food (consum- The youth group's goal is
.0ct. 30, rom 2 to 4:30 p.m. g only liquids), learn about match each donation by seven.
'ct 3 ) nro 'i 2 to 4:30 pm world hunger and poverty, and
.Sharon. M:'Kirkland, radical world hunger and poverty, and
forgivehdss therEpy practitioier .
Will coiductthe ceremony. ,-'Oak Park Homecoming Sunday
SThe ceremonyy is based on a .


Native' Anreriea-fi healing circle '
ritual. The 6ps 'fo attend is' $20.
Thechurch'is-located at 6230'
Lakeland Highlands Road. For
directions, call 646-5314.


Oak Park Baptist Church of
Fort Meade will celebrate Home-
coming this Sunday, Oct. 30.
, Sunday School begins at 9:45
.a.m. and worship service at 11


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Friends and past members
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The Faith Family Singers will
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a.m. ning at 1:30 p.m. Heaven's Angels Drama
Maze -Offers Carroll Rhoden, former associ- No evening service will be Team, a ministry of Cornerstone
M O f t 'ate pastor of the church, will be held. Church of God in Fort Meade,
Treats'at FM the guest speaker. The church is located at 615 had the privilege of serving re-
A covered dish dinner will be Olandt Avenue North. fr'eshments and offering gift bags
First M methodist "served at noon in the fellowship to seven bike riders, and vans
.... ..full of people who had come
Triek-dr.Treaters are invited along to encourage theriders.
ttco-ecrwl through the a ., e t rd
maze" atirt- r .U ited Methodist The riders were from Circle of
...... Friends, a Christian nonprofit
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o iaVo 'Octm 29y .v"m #,est sel ., ,:,<.Jr ,o r
Kids ,,ho find heir"h way0, --rea''* ... #t 1-.-seler., for children"and .young adults
j.. with mental or physical disabili-
throughthe naze will receive a There Will be a test. God ties-
treat. i' i Their goals are to provide
'Ther ch.i is located at the educational, cultural, and social
corner of-oadway and Lanier, activities for those with disabili-
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ties, as well as their families.
The organization originated in
Lake Wales.
Bike riders had ridden 70
miles when they arrived at Cor-
nerstone Church on Oct. 15, and
were continuing on their jour-
ney, completing 100 miles end-
ing in Lake Wales.
"I can honestly say that these
riders were riding with great de-
termination to fulfill the dreams
of many," Drama Team Director
Brenda Boyd said. "We were
blessed by meeting some of the
workers'and friends who belong
to the organization."


Sta rng at Monsters

The German philosopher, Nietzsche said that when you
look into the abyss, the abyss also looks into you, and that
when.you :stare at monsters, the monsters stare back at
you. By the abyss, Nietzsche may have meant the empti-
ness and ultimate meaninglessness of existence. And thus,
what Nietzsche seems to be saying is that anyone who
looks at life as devoid of meaning will have this reflected
back at them. A person who considers life to be meaning-
less will likely reflect this in some kind of existential
despair. Likewise, we cannot look at or expose ourselves to
evil and be unaffected by it. There is much to be said for
believing that life is good and worth living, and for living
the kind of life that makes it so. And although each of us
may occasionally have to jump over the abyss and strug-
gle with monsters, we shouldn't look down while jumping
over.the abyss, or become a monster when we are fighting,
with monsters.


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Put on the whole armor of God, that you
may be able to stand against the wiles of
the devil. R.S.V. Ephesians 6:11


By REV. JAMES L. SNYDER
Several weeks ago I was at
home alone when the doorbell
rang.
I answered the door to find
representatives from a local Girl
Scout troop doing what they do
so well selling Girl Scout
cookies.
My wife was not home, so
danger was lurking behind the
living room curtains. When Girl
Scouts come selling cookies, I am
cookie, dough in their fund-rais-
ing hands.
"Hello, mister," they chimed.
"We're selling cookies to raise
money for..."
I immediately interrupted
them and yelled, "Yes, yes. I'll
take all you have."
When the passion of the mo-
ment passed, I did not need a
fortune cookie to know I was go-
ing to be in big trouble with the
Gracious Mistress of the Parson-
age -- one tough cookie. Catch-
ing me with my hand in the
cookie jar is serious business
with her.
After all, 27 boxes of Girl
Scout cookies are rather difficult
to conceal, let alone explain.
I was about to toss my cookies
when an idea presented itself.
What I needed was a good, sure-
fire excuse.
Excuses,: which are a way of
life for many people, have been
around as long as mankind. In
fact,,it was the'first man, Adam,
who invented this pass-the-buck
phenomena for the benefit of all
those people who would follow
him.
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gave me of the tree, and I did
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Because I'm just a man, the
only excuse I could come up with
to tell my wife was that "the
Devil made me do it."
Unfortunately, my wife did
not accept that excuse. I immedi-
ately knew I was in trouble.
Exasperated, my wife decided
to help me come up with a list of
viable excuses to use in the fu-
ture.
Reasons I can't buy cookies:
My mother made me eat
cookies when I was young.
I only eat cookies at Christ-
mas and Easter.
I don't believe in eating
packaged cookies.
I'm satisfied with watching
people on TV eat cookies.
I'm too busy to eat cookies.
Try another time.
I don't have any good cloth-
ing to wear while eating cookies.
I'm too old and cookies
really are for the young.
I don't believe cookies really
exist.
I don't eat cookies. I prefer
donuts.
I'm afraid the roof will fall'
in if I eat cookies.
My wife and I cannot agree
on which cookie we like.
To put it mildly, I was im-
pressed with .the growing list of
excuses my wife was able to
come up with in such a short pe-
riod. It showed she had practiced
this art form for many years. I
never could have come up with
such a list on my own.
As I studied my new list, I
was certain I could face any Girl
Scout in the future. My wife,
though, did not share my confi-

Fall Revival
Set at Faith,
Spirit Church
Faith, Spirit, and Truth With
Divine Power, Inc., in Bartow,
has planned a fall revival
Wednesday through Friday, Nov.
2-4, at 7 o'clock nightly.
Guest revivalists are Evangel-
ist and Prophetess Esther L.
Johnson, and Minister and
Prophet Chris Sanchious. ..
7 The church is located at 905
East Martin Luther King, Jr.,
Boulevard. Elder Mattie C.
Johnson is pastor.
For more information, call
255-5235 or 512-4189.


dence, and no longer permits me
to answer the door when the Girl
Scouts are on the prowl.
She is worried any precon-
ceived excuse would quickly dis-
solve at the first sight of those
cookies.
What is an excuse? An excuse
is a lie at both ends held to-
gether by the glue of conven-
ience. For some people, a bad ex-
cuse is better than no excuse at
all.
These people spend their
whole lives justifying everything
they do or don't do.
After this experience, I began
to understand all the excuses
people have given me over the
years for not attending church.
Whenever I approached the sub-
ject, they seemed ready with
some excuse and were usually
backed by plenty of others if
needed.
I now see they spent quality
time devising these excuses that,
to their thinking, got them off
the hook.
All excuses seem quite ridicu-
lous in light of what the Bible
says.
"Not forsaking the assembling
of ourselves together as the man-
ner of some is; but exhorting one
another; and so much the more,
as ye see the day approaching"
(Hebrews 10:25 KJV).
People who are uncomfortable
in a church setting will find
heaven intolerable.
All the excuses in the world
will not stand the test of eter-
nity.
That's just the way the cookie
crumbles.
Rev. James L. Snyder is pas-
tor of the Family of God Fellow-
ship in Silver Springs Shores. He
lives with his wife, Martha, in
Silver Springs Shores, and can
be contacted by e-mail at
jamessnyder2@att.net.
Reverend Snyder is the host of
theweekly radio program, Sun-
day Joy, heard at 9:30 a.m. on
WOCA, 1370 AM.



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October 27, 2005


The Polk County Democrat


By ROGER CAMPBELL

I was 20-something when I
found myself seated beside a
weapons expert on a plane; he
appeared to be 40-ish.
We were both flying to the
Moline-Rock Island, Ill. area: he
to do business with an arms sup-
plier, and I to preach 16 sermons
in a two-week evangelistic con-
ference at a country church a
common feat then, but one that
is almost unknown in this period
of vanishing Sunday night and
midweek services.
After getting acquainted, this
authority on weaponry asked if I
would like to see his military
weapons manual, and upon my
answer of interest, he produced a
large catalogue of war equip-
ment.'
The Korean conflict was just
behind us, and his knowledge of
arms so captivating that I lis-
tened intently as my adjoining-
seat teacher took me on a fasci-
nating photo journey of war lore.
Then I asked if he'd ever seen
a minister's manual.
"No," he replied, apparently
surprised that one existed.
"Here it is!" I said, showing
him my Bible and sharing a few
verses from it.
Explaining then my mission
for the next few weeks, I opened
my briefcase and produced the
16 sermon outlines I intended to


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use during the upcoming meet-
ings.
Now it was my fellow flyer's
turn to be fascinated, being espe-
cially impressed with the
amount of work these outlines
and their coming use repre-
sented.
Sensing his surprise and im-
mediate interest, I seized the
moment and explained the con-
tent of the sermons for the re-
mainder of our flight, seeing him
as the first attendee of the evan-
gelistic conference, which, in my
mind, had already begun.
Had other passengers on this
flight known what was going on
in these two airline seats, some
of them would probably have
been surprised. What could an
authority on war have in com-
mon with a minister?
Actually, I learned, a great
deal.
We both carried manuals in-
tended to bring victory in battle
and produce peace.
Some think beginning a life of
faith ends all spiritual conflict,
but often the opposite is true.
What then are the benefits of be-
lieving?
People of faith have the be-
liever's military manual that en-
ables them to win over faith's
foes.
"Put on the whole armor of
God," wrote Paul, describing


then the importance of growing
faith, consistent living, prayer,
and sharing the good news of
God's love (Ephesians 6:10-18).
Peace flows from knowing the
manual and grows through
church attendance.
"What church do you attend?"
I asked some people we met at a
park on the shore of Lake Michi-
gan.
"We don't!" said one, adding,
"This is my church!"
And red flags began waving in
my mind. Nature's beauty can be
inspiring, but worshipping crea-
tion rather than the Creator is
sure to bring defeat when in the
heat of life's battles.
Embarking from the plane,
the military man and I went our
separate ways. I've wondered
about his life after our meeting.
Perhaps he's helped keep
peace and protect us all. His ex-
pertise may have brought free-
dom to some in political bondage.
I'm still writing sermon out-
lines. Six-hundred twenty-four of
them now appear in the six vol-
umes of my "Preach For A Year"
books, hopefully helping pastors
build faith and bring peace to
the hearts of the members of
their congregations.
A minister and an arms ex-
pert working for similar goals?
How strange is that?
Maybe not so strange after


Anniversary Fall Festival Saturday


First Presbyterian Church of ff
Fort Meade is planning a week- At Lake Buffum Bapt
end of activities in honor of its
95th anniversary. Lake Buffum Baptist Church Men will co
On Saturday, Nov. 5, a family in Fort Meade will offerr a frde cooking contest
day and co6kout .will be held at Fall Festival at the 'church on will have' the
the church from 10 a.m. to 5 Saturday, Oct. 29, from 5 to '8 sample and de
p.ni., and a special worship serv- p.m. the most delicioi
ice will tal6 place Sunday, Nov. The event will feature prizes, The church is
6, at 10:30 a.m., followed by a games, and a space walk house Lake Buffum C]
covered dish luncheon, for children. Candy, popcorn, rick Henley is p.
The church is located at 118 and cotton candy also will be For more, i
north Pine Avenue. available. 285-8360.
R.S.V.P. to Jayne Bates at
2Fall Bazaar, Festive


Revival Begins Nov. 5 in Lakeland

Sunday at Crystal Lake United Method- throughout the
Vine rd ist Church ini Lakeland will pre- Breakfast ar
ar sent its annual Fall Bazaar and available for sa
Church of Go'd Festival on Saturday, Nov. 5, There also will
mfrnr 7n. M1 ,. Am _th Polk C no


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mpete in a rib
t, and everyone
opportunity to
cide who cooked
us ribs.
s located at 6475
church Road. Der-
astor.
information, call


day.
id lunch will be
ale at the event.
be appearances
lunt ?Fire Deto'rt-


Vineyard Church of God in The event will feature a silent ment and the Bloodmobile.
Bartow will be in revival 'Sun- auction, bake sale, crafts, book Proceeds from the day's
day, Oct 30, through Wednes- store, thrift store, car wash, and events will go to benefit the Tal-
day, Nov. 2 "trash and treasures.": bot House, UMCOR, United
Pastor Cornelis f Peaceful Also, to give parents a break, Methodist Children's Home, and
Baptist Church in Foft Meade the young adult program will of- various other church programs.
will be the guest speaker Sunday fer distractions for the kids with Call the church at 665-1344
through Tuesday, and Evangel- field day games and activities forfurther information.
ist John Boyd will be the guest
speaker fornthe Wednesday eve- Women's Club Gala Christmas
ning service. '
Service times are 10:45 a.m. Store, LDincheon Wednesday
and 6 p.m. Sunday, and 7:30
p.m. Monday through Wednes- Christian Women's 'Club of stead of stripping her gears."
day. South Lakeland will hold a gala Music will be provided by
The church is located at 490 Christmas store and luncheon Laurie Finchum, local soloist.
West Vine Street. Bishop Her- Wednesday, Nov. 2, from 10:30 The cost is $14.50 inclusive.
man Music, Sr., is pastor. a.m. to 12:30 p.m., at The Club Child care is available for pre-
', For further information, call" at Eaglebrooke. ., school children free of charge.
533-3866. Those attending will have the Reservations and cancella-


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opportunity to shop early from a
selection of gift items, crafts, and
homemade Christmas goodies.
Store opens at 10:30 a.m.
Speaker for the luncheon is
Gaye Martin of Summerfield,
who will relate how she has
learned "to idle her motor in-


tions must be made by Sunday,
Oct. 30, by calling Dee at 425-
2604 or Wylene at 859-7773, or
by e-mailing RUNMD@Ijuno.com.
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On Faith


Two Men and Their Military Manuals


IN THE COUNTY COURT OF
THE 10TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN
AND FOR POLK COUNTY,
FLORIDA
GENERAL JURISDICTION DIVI-
SION
BARRINGTON IRVING and CLO-
VALYN J. IRVING,
Plaintiff,
vs.
LIWANAG L. VICTA; ERLINDA
RAMOS; AVATAR PROPERTIES,
INC.; AVATAR HOLDINGS, INC.
JOHN DOE and JANE DOE;
If any of the above-named Defen-
dants are deceased, then the fol-
lowing shall be considered Defen-
dants in this action; unknown
spouses, lineal descendants,
heirs, devisees, grantees, assign-
ees, lienors, creditors, trustees,
and all other claimants claiming
by, through, under against the
deceased; or claiming by, through,
under or against some corpora-
tion, domestic or foreign, that has
been dissolved or which is not
known to be existing or dissolved;
or claiming by through, under or
against some organization which
operated or did business under a
name indicating a corporation; or
claiming otherwise as the case
may be,
Defendants.
CASE NO.:
53-2005-CA-002838
NOTICE OF ACTION
TO: Defendants, AVATAR
PROPERTIES, INC.; AVA-
TAR HOLDINGS, INC. JOHN
DOE and JANE DOE; If any
of the above-named Defen-
dants are deceased, then
the following shall be con-
sidered Defendants In this
action; unknown spouses,
lineal descendants, heirs,
devisees, grantees, assign-
ees, lienors, creditors, trus-
tees, and all other claimants
claiming by, through, under
or against the deceased; or
claiming by, through, under
or against some corpora-
tion, domestic or foreign,
that has been dissolved or
which is not known to be ex-
? listing or dissolved; or claim-
ing by through, under or
against some organization
which operated or did busi-
ness under a name indicat-
ing a corporation; or claim-
ing otherwise as'the case
may be
RESIDENCE UNKNOWN
YOU ARE HEREBY NOTIFIED.
that an action to quiet title to the
following real-property in POLK
COUNTY, FLORIDA:
LOT 7, BLOCK, 3088, VIL-
LAGE 7, NEIGHBORHOOD 6,
POINCIANA SUBDIVISION,
ACCORDING TO THE PLAT
THEREOF, AS RECORDED
IN PLAT BOOK 61, PAGES
29-52, OF THE PUBLIC RE-
CORDS OF POLK COUNTY,
FLORIDA.
has been filed against you, and
that you are required to serve a
copy of your vrien defenses, if .
*any, to'itonEVERETT ALGER-
NON SMITH, ESQ. of the law of-
fices EVERETT ALGERNON
SMITH, P.A., whose address is
111 North Pine Island Road,
Plantation, FL 33324, on or be-
fore November 28, 2005, and file
the original with the Clerk of this
Court either before service on
Plaintiff's attorney or immedi-
ately thereafter, otherwise a de-
fault will be entered against you
for the relief demanded in the
Complaint.
WITNESS my hand and seal of
said Court on the 25th day of Oc-
tober. 2005.
If you are a person with a dis-
ability who need any accommoda-
tion in order to participate in this
proceeding, you are entitled, at no
cost to you, to the provision of cer-
tain assistance. Please contact the
Office of the court Administrator,
(863) 534-4690, within two (2)
working days of your receipt of this
notice; if you are hearing or voice
impaired, call (TDD) (863) 534-
7777, or Florida Relay Service
800-955-8770.
Richard M. Weiss
CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT
COURT,
BY:./s/ Tamika Joiner
Deputy Clerk
(Court Seal)
Oct. 27, Nov. 3. 10, 17, 2005-3441


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
10TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF
FLORIDA, IN AND FOR POLK
COUNTY
YORKTOWN FUNDING, INC.,
PLAINTIFF,
-vs-
CLINTON A. ANDERSON AND
CRISTIE L. ANDERSON, HIS
WIFE; et al.
DEFENDANTS.
NO.: #05-CA-2976
Division#: 11
NOTICE OF SALE
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN
pursuant to an Order of Final
Judgment of Foreclosure dated
October 7, 2005, entered in Civil
Case No. 05-CA-2976 of the Cir-.
t cuit Court of the 10TH Judicial Cir-
cuit in and for POLK County, Flor-
ida, wherein YORKTOWN FUND-
ING, INC., Plaintiff and CLINTON
A. ANDERSON AND CRISTIE L.
ANDERSON, HIS WIFE are defen-
dant(s), I will sell to the highest
and best bidder for cash, AT THE
EAST END OF THE EAST COR-
RIDOR; FIRST FLOOR, POLK
COUNTY COURTHOUSE, 255
NORTH BROADWAY AVENUE,
BARTOW, FLORIDA, AT 9:00 AM,
MAIN ENTRANCE IS ON
CHURCH STREET, NO ENTRY
AVAILABLE ON BROADWAY
AVE. November 10, 2005, the fol-
lowing described property as set
forth in said Final Judgment, to-
wit:
THAT PART OF SECTION 18,
TOWNSHIP 32 SOUTH,


3B


Public Notices


A DISTANCE OF 50.07 FEET
TO THE POINT OF BEGIN-
NING; CONTINUE NORTH 01
DEGREES 57 MINUTES 50
SECONDS EAST ALONG
SAID RIGHT OF WAY LINE A
DISTANCE OF 50.00 FEET;
RUN THENCE SOUTH 88
DEGREES 02 MINUTES 10
SECONDS EAST A DIS-
TANCE OF 150.00 SOUTH 88
DEGREES 02 MINUTES 41
SECONDS EAST, A DIS-
TANCE OF 1282.90 FEET;
RUN THENCE SOUTH 00
DEGREES 39 MINUTES 43
SECONDS EAST A DIS-
TANCE OF 400.00 FEET;
RUN THENCE NORTH 88
DEGREES 22 MINUTES 02
SECOND WEST A DIS-
TANCE OF 400.00 FEET;
RUN NORTH 28 DEGREES
50 MINUTES 04 SECONDS
WEST A DISTANCE OF
1369.52 FEET; RUN THENCE
NORTH 88 DEGREES 02
MINUTES 10 SECOND WEST
A DISTANCE OF 50.00 FEET
TO THE POINT OF BEGIN-
NING. TOGETHER WITH A
MOBILE HOME PERMA-
NENTLY AFFIXED
THEREON: YEAR: 2005;
MODEL: 8806 CT SKYLINE,
VIN#: G2620339TA AND
G2620339TB.
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 10th day of October,
2005.
RICHARD M. WEISS
CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT
COURT
POLK County, Florida
By: /s/ Shirley Deschamps
Deputy Clerk
(Seal)
Oct. 27, Nov. 3, 2005-3417 -
NOTICE OF INTENTION TO
ADOPT ORDINANCE
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN
that the Board of County Commis-
sioners of Polk County, Florida, on
November 9, 2005, at 1:30 p.m.,
or soon thereafter, in the Board-
room of the County Administrative
Building, 330 West Church Street,
Bartow, Florida, will consider
adoptingan ordinance the title and
substance of said proposed ordi-
nance being:
AN ORDINANCE OF THE
BOARD OF COUNTY COM-
MISSIONERS OF POLK
COUNTY, FLORIDA,
AMENDING POLK COUNTY
ORDINANCE 92-29 CREAT-
ING THE GOLDEN LAKES
COMMUNITY DEVELOP-
MENT DISTRICT; EXPAND-
ING THE BOUNDARIES OF
THE GOLDEN LAKES COM-
MUNITY DEVELOPMENT
DISTRICT PURSUANT TO
CHAPTER 190, FLORIDA
STATUTES; PROVIDING
FOR THE LEGAL DESCRIP-
TION OF THE EXTERNAL
BOUNDARIES OF THE EX-
PANSION; PROVIDING FOR
THE LEGAL DESCRIPTION
OF THE GOLDEN LAKES
COMMUNITY DEVELOP-
MENT DISTRICT AS EX-
PANDED; PROVIDING FOR
SPECIAL POWERS, AS
ENUMERATED IN CHAPTER
190, FLORIDA STATUTES;
PROVIDING FOR THE FIND-
INGS OF FACT; PROVIDING
FOR COMPLIANCE WITH
CHAPTER 190, FLORIDA
STATUTES AND ALL
OTHER APPLICABLE LAWS,
ORDINANCES, RULES AND
REGULATIONS; PROVIDING
FOR NO COUNTY OBLIGA-
TIONS; PROVIDING FOR
SEVERABILITY; AND 'PRO-
VIDING FOR AN EFFECTIVE
DATE.
The proposed ordinance
may be inspected by the
public at the Office of the
Clerk of the Board of
County Commissioners, lo-
cated in the County Admin-
istration Building during
regular business hours.
All persons wishing to speak
upon the adoption of this ordi-
nance are invited to attend the
meeting and they shall be
heard.
Should any person decide to
appeal any decision made by
the Board at this meeting, such
person will need a record of the
proceedings and may need to
ensure that a verbatim record
of these proceedings is made,
including the testimony and
evidence on which the appeal is
to be based.
In accordance with the Ameri-
cans with Disabilities Act, person
with disabilities needing special
accommodations or an interpreter
to participate in this public hearing
should contact the Boards Com-
munications Office, located in the
Neil Combee Administration Build-
ing, 1st Floor at (863) 534-6090,
not later than four days prior to the
public hearing. If hearing impaired
call: (TDD) (863) 534-777 or 1-
800-955-8771m or Voice impaired
call: 1-800-955-770, via Florida
Relay Service. The public hearing
may be continued to a time ad
date certain by announcement at


RANGE 28 EAST, POLK
COUNTY, FLORIDA, DE-
SCRIBED AS:
COMMENCE AT THE CON-
CRETE MONUMENT MARK-
ING THE SOUTHEAST COR-
NER OF SUNRAY HOMES
UNIT FIVE, PLAT BOOK 64,
PAGE 46, OF THE PUBLIC
RECORDS OF POLK
COUNTY, FLORIDA AND
RUN THENCE NORTH 01
DEGREES 57 MINUTES 50
SECONDS EAST ALONG
THE EAST RIGHT OF WAY
LINE OF CENTRAL AVENUE,


USD0
momY


this scheduled public hearing with-
out any further published notice.
DATED THIS 26th day of
October, 2005.
ATTEST:
RICHARD M. WEISS, CLERK
By: /s/ Marie Kessler, Deputy
Clerk
BOARD OF COUNTY
COMMISSIONERS
POLK COUNTY, FLORIDA
By: /s/ Jack Myers, Chair-
man
Oct. 27. 2005-3458


TRANSIT
PERFORMANCE MEASURES
POLK COUNTY TRANSIT SERVICES
Transit Prf&at*e MWesum

The following statistics are presented In this paeas a public noSl Mi Is resquhd ndr ChapWr 341, Floddi
Statutes. These measuresawecomiplsedfrommhoperatone- WlhwNeriaenMAres Wmns dlf 1-iresponse
services during the Fiscal Year ended Sepiener d0,3001k


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2,014,965
319
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$179,042
79
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4.6
13,774

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70 A.L-t6.:0 p.m.
$10.61
=2-75
$0.03
9-9
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2,015
8.75
$1.00
$1.00
$1.00
sh.O
I%00


NOTICE OF SALE OF ABAN-
DONED PROPERTY
To: Robert Butler, deceased
former tenant, and Estate of Rob-
ert Butler, 1526 Edith Ave NE,
Grand Rapids, Ml 49505-5416:
Notice is hereby given that, pur-
suant to Section 715.109, Florida
Statutes, Georgetowne Mobile
Manor will sell the following de-
scribed property: 1984 Sandpiper
Mobile Home and contents, Flor-
ida Title number 0040055694, VIN
number FLFL1AD547005877, at
public sale, to the highest and best
bidder, for cash, at 44DD Street,
Lakeland, Florida 33815, on No-
vember 11th, 2005 at 11:15 a.m.
The above property is located in
Georgetowne Mobile Manor, a
mobile home park for residents
ages 55 and older.
Scott L. Piper
Attorney for Landlord
727-447-0323
2115 Range Rd
Clearwater, FL 33765
Oct. 27, Nov. 3, 2005-3457

NOTICE OF SALE OF ABAN-
DONED PROPERTY
To: Joseph P and Karen Cme-
lak, P.O. Box 608, Packwaukee,
WI53953:
Notice is hereby given that, pur-
suant to Section 715.109, Florida
Statutes, Georgetowne Mobile
Manor will sell the following de-
scribed property: 1973 Acadian
Mobile Home and contents, Flor-
ida Title number 10485642, VIN
number 05632179G, at public
sale, to the highest and best bid-
der, for cash, at 41CC Street,
Lakeland, Florida 33815, on No-
vember 11th, 2005 at 11:35 a.m.
The above property is located in
Georgetowne Mobile Manor, a
mobile home park for residents
ages 55 and older.
Scott L Piper
Attorney for Landlord
727-447-0323
2115 Range Rd
Clearwater, FL 33765
Oct. 27, Nov. 3, 2005-3455

NOTICE OF SALE OF ABAN-
DONED PROPERTY
To: Jerry Gill, NE, 2919 Dover
Lane, Lakeland, FL 33801:
Notice is hereby given that, pur-
suant to Section 715.109, Florida
Statutes, Georgetowne Mobile
Manor will sell the following de-
scribed property: 1960 VINDL Mo-
bile Home and contents, Florida
Title number 383222,-VIN number
352XFK3839, at public sale, to the
highest and best bidder, for cash,
at 10CC Street, Lakeland, Florida
33815, on November 11th, 2005
at 11:25 a.m. The above property
is located in Georgetowne Mobile
Manor, a mobile home park for
residents ages 55 and older.
Scott L Piper
Attorney for Landlord
727-447-0323
2115 Range Rd
Clearwater, FL 33765
Oct. 27, Nov. 3, 2005-3456


Call 285-8 62S

to place yor 533 a .


0 N M*A N


THE GRAND REOPENING
OF BARTOW'S HISTORIC
MAIN STREW f
Saturday, November 19
10:00 am to 10:00 pm
For more information,
call the Bartow Chamber of Conunmerce
at 863-533-7125 or visit
wvwN.bartowchamber.comn


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The Polk County Democrat
190 S. Florida Ave Bartow, FL 33830
863-533-4183
The Fort Meade Leader
25 W. Broadway Fort Meade, FL 33841
863-285-8625


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR
POLK COUNTY, FLORIDA PRO-
BATE DIVISION
IN RE: ESTATE OF
MARGUERITE HAMMER
Deceased.
FILE NO.
53-2005CP-1336
NOTICE TO CREDITORS AND
NOTICE OF ADMINISTRATION
The administration of the estate
of MARGUERITE HAMMER, de-
ceased, File Number 53-2005CP-
1336, is pending in the Circuit
Court for Polk County, Florida,
Probate Division, the address of
which is P.O. Box 9000-Drawer
CC4, Barlow, FI, 33830. The es-
tate is intestate. The name and
address of the personal represen-
tative and of the personal repre-
sentative's attorney are set forth
below.
ALL INTERESTED PERSONS ARE
NOTIFIED THAT:
All persons on whom the Notice
is served who have objections that
challenge the validity Of the Will,
the qualifications of the Personal
Representative, venue, or jurisdic-
tion of the Court are required to
file the objections with this Court
WITHIN THE LATER OF THREE
MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF
'THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF
THIS NOTICE OR THIRTY DAYS
AFTER THE DATE OF SERVICE
OF A COPY OF THIS NOTICE ON
THEM.
All creditors of the decedent
and other persons having
claims or.demands against De-
cedent's estate, including un-
matured, contingent or unliqui-
dated claims, on whom.a copy
of this Notice is served must
file their claims with the Court
WITHIN THE LATER OF THREE
(3) MONTHS AFTER THE DATE
OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF
THIS NOTICE OR THIRTY (30)
DAYS AFTER THE DATE OF
SERVICE OF A COPY OF THIS
NOTICE ON THEM.
All other creditors'of the de-
cedent and other persons hav-
ing claims or demands against
the decedent's estate, includ-
ing unmatured, contingent, and
unliquidated claims, must file
their claims with this Court
WITHIN THREE (3) MONTHS AF-
TER THE DATE OF THE FIRST
PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE.
ALL CLAIMS NOT SO FILED
WILL BE FOREVER BARRED.
The date of first publication of-
this Notice is October 27 2005.
SANDE McDONALD
2525 Shepherd Road
Lakeland, FL 33811
Personal Representative
PETER R. MAYER, ESQ.-
Attorney for Personal Repre-
sentative
4921 Southfork Drive, Suite
3
Lakeland, FL 33813-2078
(863) 644-1749
Florida Bar No. 0280097
Attorney for Personal Repre-
sentative
Oct. 27, Nov. 3, 2005-3452


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF
POLK COUNTY, FLORIDA
PROBATE DIVISION
IN RE: ESTATE OF
RICHARD D. TURNER,
Deceased.
PROBATE DIVISION
File Number:
05-CP-2205
DIVISION: Probate
NOTICE TO CREDITORS
(Summary Administration)
TO ALL PERSONS HAVING
CLAIMS OR DEMANDS
AGAINST THE ABOVE ESTATE:
You are hereby notified that an
Order of Summary Administration
has been entered in the estate of
RICHARD D. TURNER, de-
. ceased, File Number 05-CP-2205.
by the Circuit Court for Polk
County, Florida, Probate Division,
the address of which is Drawer
CC-4, Post Office Box 9000, Bar-
tow, FL 33831-9000; that the de-
cedent's date of death was March
3, 2005; that the total cash value
of the estate is $19,000,00 and
that the name and address of
those to whom it has been as-
signed by.such Order are:
KENT TURNER
121 Alcala Avenue, Lehigh
Acres, Florida 33936
RICHARD TURNER
12914 5th Street, Fort Myers,
Florida 33905
DAVID S. TURNER
P.O. Box 785, Alva, Florida
33920
RUSSELL D. TURNER
7721 Billy Court, Lake Wales,
Florida 33898 'I
HANDS TEACHING HOSPI-
TAL AND CLINICS, INC. c/o
Nancy E. Yanser, Esq.
P.O. Box 1440, Gainesville,
Florida 32602
ALL INTERESTED PERSONS
ARE NOTIFIED THAT:
All creditors-of the estate of the
decedent and other person having
claims or demands against the es-
tate of the decedent other than
those for whom provision for full
payment was made in the Order of
Summary Administration must file
their claims with this Court
WITHIN THE TIME PERIODS
SET FORTH IN SECTION
733.702 OF THE FLORIDA PRO-
BATE CODE.
ALL CLAIMS AND DE-
MANDS NOT SO FILED
WILL BE FOREVER
BARRED.
NOTWITHSTANDING
THE TIME PERIOD SET
FORTH ABOVE, ANY
CLAIM FILED TWO (2) OR
MORE YEARS AFTER THE
DECEDENT'S DATE OF
DEATH IS BARRED.
The date of the first publication
of this Notice is October 27 2005
Person Giving Notice:
KENT TURNER
121 Alcala Avenue
Lehigh Acres, Florida -33936
Attorney. for Persons Giving No-
tice:
CLARISSA JATHO NORRIS
Florida Bar No. 06496073
LAW OFFICE OF NORMA HAND
BRILL, P.A.
164 Pondella Road
North Fort Myers, Florida 33903
Telephone: 239/997-6464
Oct. 27, Nov. 3, 2005-3445


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IN-THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN
AND. FOR POLK COUNTY,
FLORIDA
PROBATE DIVISION
IN RE: ESTATE OF
DELORES D. HUDNELL,
Deceased.
FILE NO.
05CP-0477
NOTICE OF ADMINISTRA-
TION
AND NOTICE TO CREDITORS
(Intestate)
The administration of the estate
of DELORES D. HUDNELL, de-
ceased, File Number 05CP-0477,
is pending in the Circuit court for
Polk County, Florida, Probate Divi-
sion, the address of which is Post
Office Box 9000, Drawer CC-4,
Bartow, FL 33831-9000. The
names and addresses of the Per-
sonal. Representatives and the
Personal Representatives' attor-
ney, are set forth below. The Es-
tate is Intestate. ALL INTER-
ESTED PERSONS ARE NOTI-
FIED 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 M.1C.IJTHS AF-
TER THE DATE OF THE FIRST
PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE
ORTHIRTY DAYS AFTER THE
DATE OF SERVICE OF A COPY
OF THIS NOTICE ON THEM.
All other, creditors of the dece-
dent and persons having claims or
demands against the decedent's
estate must file their, claims with
this ,court WITHIN THREE
MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF
THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF
THIS NOTICE.
ALL CLAIMS, DEMANDS AND
OBJECTIONS NOT SO FILED
WILL BE FOREVER BARRED.
The date of the first publication
of this Notice is October 27, 2005.
PATIENCE HUDNELL
212 Ann Avenue
Dundee, Fl33838-5293
CEDRIC E. LEWIS.,ESQUIRE
332 Third Street NW..
Winter Hayen, FL 33881
Fla. Bar No. 0689890 -
Oct..27', Nov, 3 :2005-'3434







IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE.
10TH, JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN
AND FOR POLK,. COUNTY,
FLORIpA .' .
GENERAL JURISDICTION DIVI-
SION ,
MORTGAGE ELECTRONIC REG-
STRATiOrJ SSTEM.15 INC.,
PLAINTIFF.
VS:"
PAMELA"GRAVELY, ET AL.,
SDEFNDANT(S) '-'
CASE NO:
05-CA-1170
NOTICE OF ACTION
CONSTRUCTIVE SERVICE
TO! JAMES JORISSEN, AS
TRUSTEE OF THE RTPG TRUST
AND'JAMES JORISSEN, AS
TRUSTEE OF THE RT04 TRUST
whose residence is unknown if
he/she/they be, living; and if
he/she/they be dead, the unknown
defendants who' may be spouses,
heirs, devisees, grantees, assign-
ees,' lier6rs, creditors, trustees,
arid all parties claiming an interest
by, through, under or against the
Defendants, who are not known to
be dead or alive, and all parties
having or claiming to have any
right; title or interest in the prop-
erty described in the mortgage be-
ing foreclosed herein..'
YOU ARE HEREBY NOTIFIED that
an a,:ton too roreclose a mort-,
gage and enforce a lost note
and/or mortgage on the follow-
ing property:
LOT 1 AND THE REDI-
VISION OF LOT 10, IN
BLOCK 2, COUNTRY
'CLUB ESTATES ADDI-
TION TO LAKELAND,
FLORIDA, ACCORDING
TO' THE PLAT
THEREOF, RECORDED
IN -PLAT BOOK 10,
PAGE 31,' OF THE PUB-
LIC "RECORDS` OF POLK
COUNTY, FLORIDA.
has been filed against the cor-
porat'or and the corporaliorin is
record to ser~ e a cop: of
'.iur v.ritier, ,erenoe., ir any,
IcO r on DAVID J. STEPtl. ESQ.
P irritift s attorn e), o.h,'.:re ad-
dress- is 80 T S'University Drive,
#500, Plantation, FL 33324 on
or before'Novrmber 28. 2005
(no later than 30 days from
the date of the first publication
of this notice of action) and file
the ,,or ..i ',,tr the clerk of.
ti',,5 COur't erhr before service
on Plaintiff's .attorney or imme-
diately thereafter; otherwise a
default will be entered against
Ou i;: tnrte relie'f demanded in
the complaint or petition filed
herein. *.1'-
WITNESS my hand and the seal
of this Codrt at 'POLK County,
Florida, tis 25,.h day of Octo-
ber; 2005. -
RICHARD M. WEISS
CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT
BY: /s/ Tamika Joiner
DEPUTY CLERK.
(Seal)
Oct. 27, Nov. 3, 2005-3448


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT
OF THE 10th JUDICIAL
CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR
POLK COUNTY, FLORIDA
GENERAL JURISDICTION
DIVISION
LIBERTY NATIONAL BANK,
PLAINTIFF
VS.
DREAM ON PROPERTIES, INC.;
JOSE COLON A/K/A JOSE A.
COLON; YAJAIRA COLON; AS-
SOCIATION OF POINCIANA VIL-
LAGES, INC.; POINCIANA VIL-
LAGE THREE ASSOCIATION,
INC.; METROPLEX INVEST-
MENTS, INC.; CHESTER E.
ZALEWSKI, AS TRUSTEE OF
THE CHESTER E. ZALEWSKI
REVOCABLE TRUST DATED. 5-
22-02; JOHN DOE AND JANE
DOE AS UNKNOWN TENANTS
IN POSSESSION
DEFENDANTS)
CASE NO:
53-04-CA-4033-SEC 11
NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE
SALE
NOTICE IS, HEREBY GIVEN
pursuant to a Summary Final
Judgment of Foreclosure dated
October 7, 2005 entered in Civil
Case No. 53-04-CA-4033-SEC 11
of the Circuit Court of the 10TH
Judicial Circuit in and for POLK
County, BARTOW, Florida, I will
sell to the highest and best bidder
for cash at THE EAST ('ORRI-
DOR ON THE FIRST FLOOR at
the POLK County Courthouse lo-.
cated at 255 N Broadway Ave. in
Bartow, Florida, at 9:00 a.m. on
the 10th day of Novembe., 2005
the following described property
as set forth in said Summary Final
Judgment, to-wit:
LOT 16, BLOCK 104,
NEIGHBORHOOD 3,
VILLAGE 3, POINCI-
ANA, ACCORDING TO
THE PLAT THEREOF
AS RECORDED IN PLAT
BOOK 52, PAGES 19
THROUGH 31, PUBLIC
RECORDS OF POLK
COUNTY, FLORIDA.
All sales are to be held at the
east end of the east corridor,
first floor, of the Polk County
Courthouse located at 255 North
Broadway Avenue, Bartow, Flor-
ida. Please note that the maih
entrance is located on Church
Street.. No entry is possible from
Broadway Avenue. In the event
any temporary change is neces-
sary, the Clerk will post a "Notice
of Change" at.the -.31ie lo.:alicon
directing the bidd-, to i r, e itern
porary sale location. "* "
If youare'a personn 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 10lh day of October,
2005.
RICHARD M. WEISS
Clerk of the Circuit Court
By: /s/ Shirley Deschamps
Deputy Clerk "
(CIRCUIT COURT SEAL)
Oct. 27, Nov. 3, 2005-3420


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN
AND FOR POLK COUNTY, FLOR-
IDA
CIVIL DIVISION
IN RE: FORFEITURE OF:
ONE THOUSAND THREE HUN-
DRED FIVE AND 00/100 DOL-
LARS ($1,305.00) UNITED
STATES CURRENCY

CASE NO.: 2005CA-3878
SECTION: 07
NOTICE OF FORFEITURE
PROCEEDINGS
Bernard William Mayfield,
1708 Robin Street
Auburndale, Florida
33823
AND ALL OTHER PER-
SONS who claim an interest in
the above-captioned property:
Grady Judd, as Sher-
iff of Polk County, Florida, ("
Polk County Sheriff's Office"),
gives notice of forfeiture pro-
ceedings pursuant to Sections
932.701-707, Florida Statutes,
in regard to the above-de-
.rotred property ("Captioned
Property").
1. Captioned Property was
seized in or near Lakeland, in
Polk County, Florida on or
about September 10, 2005, by
the Polk County Sheriff's Office
and Captioned Property is pres-
ently in the custody of the Polk
County Sheriff's Office.
2. Any, owner, entity, bona fide
'lien holder, or person in posses-
sion of the property at the
time of seizure has the right to
request an adversarial prelimi-
nary hearing from the Tenth
Judicial. Circuit Court to deter-
mine whether probable cause.
exists to believe that Cap-
tioned Property has been or is
being used in violation of the
Florida Contraband Forfeiture
Act.
3. A Complaint seeking forfei-
ture of Captioned Property was
filed in the Circuit Court of the
Tenth Judicial Circuit in and for
Polk County on or about Octo-
ber 18, 2005.
CERTIFICATE OF SERVICE
I HEREBY CERTIFY that a. true
and correct copy of the forego-
ing was' furnished to the ad-
dressee(s) herein this 19th day
of October, 2005.
David S. .Bergdoll for
CASSANDRA L. DENMARK, ES-
QUIRE
Polk County Sheriff's Office
455 North Broadway
Bartow, Florida 33830
(863) 534-6294
Florida Bar #0553247
Oct. 27, Nov. 3, 2005-3414


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR
POLK COUNTY, FLORIDA
PROBATE DIVISION
IN RE: ESTATE OF:
PRUDENCE JEAN GARLAND
DECEASED.
FILE NO.
OOCP-001929
NOTICE OF ANCILLARY
ADMINISTRATION
The undersigned, WILLIAM R.
GARLAND, as personal represen-
tative of the above estate, hereby
gives notice that an ancillary ad-
ministration for the estate of the
above-named decedent was com-
menced on April 9, 2002, and is
now pending as case number
OOCP-1929 In the Polk County
Court in the State of Florida,
County of Polk.
The name and residence ad-
dress of the ancillary personal rep-
resentative are:
WILLIAM R. GARLAND
P.O. Box 343
Bremerton, WA 98337
and the nature and approxi-
mate value of the ancillary assets
are:
1 acre lot located In Polk
County, Florida
Estimated Fair Market Value:
Approx. $800.00
Legal Description:
The South 132.0 feet of the
North 792.0 feet of the West 330.0
feet of the East 2310.0 feet of the
NE 1/4 of Sec. 16, Twp. 26 So.
Range 26 East. Polk County, Flor-
ida. Also described as Tract QQ-
65 of Unit II of the unrecorded plat
of Orlando Pines, recorded in
Book 1704, page 2215, Public Re-
cords of Polk County, Fla. Aud.
File# 875106.
Under penalties of perjury, I de-'
clare that I have read the forego-
ing, and the facts alleged are true,
to the best of my knowledge and
belief.
Signed on September 19, 2005.
WILLIAM R. GARLAND, Ancil-
lary Personal Representative of
the Estate of PRUDENCE JEAN
GARLAND, Deceased.
Erick L. Deeb, Esq.
Attorney for Ancillary Personal
Representative
Florida Bar No. 109762
Erick L. Deeb. P.A:
2350 Coral Way
Suite 401
Miami, Florida 33145
Telephone: (305) 854-7978
I CERTIFY that copy of the
foregoing Notice of Ancillary Ad-
.ministration has. been furnished to:
.r[u0.p@ce L.. Hulman, 2731,.,N 16th
'Road, Wdrden, MT 59088; Mack
Frank Garland, 1241 Locust St.,
Denver, CO 80220; Marion F.
Slim" Garland, 3405 Phinney Bay
Dr. N.W.; Bremerton, WA 98312;
and Janet McDonald, c/o Rosebud
Co. Health Center, Forsyth, MT
59327 by U.S. Mail on September
,19, 2005.
Oct. 20, 27, 2005-3380


IN THE CIRCUIT COURI
OF THE 10TH JUDICIAL
CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR
POLK. COUNTY, FLORIDA
CIVIL DIVISION
WELLS FARGO BANK, NA,
Plaintiff,
vs.
JOSE MIRANDA, et al.,
Defendants.
CASE NO.:
2005-CA-3035
NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE
SALE
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN
pursuant to a Final Judgment of
Foreclosure dated the 7Z day of
October 2005, and entered in
Case No. 2005-CA-3035, of the
Circuit Court of the 10TH Judicial
Circuit in and for Polk County,
Florida, wherein WELLS FARGO
BANK, NA, is the Plaintiff and
JOSE MIRANDA; MARCELA MI-
RANDA; JOHN DOE; JANE DOE
AS UNKNOWN TENANTS) IN
POSSESSION 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 10th
day of November 2005. the fol-
lowing described property as set
forth in said Final Judgment, to
wit:
LOT 208, REGAL PALMS AT
HIGHLAND RESERVE,
PHASE 2, ACCORDING TO
THE PLAT RECORDED IN
PLAT BOOK 125, PAGES 1
AND 2, AS RECORDED IN
THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF
POLK COUNTY,' FLORIDA;
SAID LAND SITUATE, LYING
AND BEING IN POLK
COUNTY, FLORIDA.
All sales are to be held at the east
end of the east corridor, first floor.
of the Polk County Courthouse lo-
c ated at 255 North Broadway Ave-
'nue, Bartow, Florida. Please, note
that the main entrance is located
on Church Street. No entry is pos-
sible from Broadway Avenue. In
the event any temporary change is
necessary, the Clerk will post a "
Notice of Change" at the sale loca-
tion directing the bidders to the
temporary sale location.
If you are a person with disabilities
who needs any accommodation in
order to participate in this pro-
ceeding, you are entitled at no
cost to you, to the provision of cer-
tain assistance. Please contact the
Office of the Court Administrator,
(863). 534-4690, within two (2)
working-days of your receipt of this
notice; if you are hearing or voice.
impaired, call TDD (863) 534-7777
or Florida Relay Services 711.
Dated this 10th day of October,.
2005. .
RICHARD M WEISS
Clerk Of The Circuit Court
By: /s/ Shirley Deschamps
Deputy Clerk
(Seal)
Oct. 27, Nov. 3, 2005-3421


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR
POLK COUNTY, FLORIDA
PROBATE DIVISION
IN RE: ESTATE OF
CARETHA DUBOSE WILSON
Deceased.
File No.:
05-CP-2383
Division: A
NOTICE TO CREDITORS
The administration of the estate
of CARETHA DUBOSE WILSON,
deceased, whose date of death
was September 17, 2004, is pend-
ing in the Circuit Court for Polk
County, Florida, Probate Division,
the address of which is P.O. Box
9000, Bartow, Florida 33831-9000.
The names and addresses of the
personal representative and the
personal representative's attorney
are set forth below.
All creditors of the decedent
and other persons having claims
or demands against decedent's
estate on whom a copy of this no-
tice is required to be served must
file their claims with this Court
WITHIN THE LATER OF 3
MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF
THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF
THIS NOTICE OR 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 must file their claims
with this court WITHIN THREE
MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF
THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF
THIS NOTICE.
ALL CLAIMS NOT FILED
WITHIN THE TIME PERIODS
SET FORTH IN SECTION
733.702 OF THE FLORIDA PRO-
BATE 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 27, 2005.
Personal Representative
Karen Turner
4600 East West Hwy. #201
Bethesda, Florida 20814
Attorney for Personal Represen-
tative:
James S. Eggert, Esq,
Attorney for Karen Turner
Florida Bar No. 949711
Allen Dell, P.A.
202 S. Rome Avenue, Ste. 100
Tampa, Florida 33606
Telephone: (813) 223-5351,
Oct. 27, Nov. 3, 2005-3433


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR
POLK COUNTY, FLORIDA PRO-
BATE DIVISION
IN RE: ESTATE OF
HELEN F. CASSMAN
Deceased
File No.:
95CP-2413
Division: PROBATE
NOTICE TO CREDITORS
The administration of the estate
of HELEN F. CASSMAN, de-
ceased, whose date of death was
September 22, 2005, and whose
Social Security Number is 132-03-
2824, is pending in the Circuit
Court for Polk County, Florida,
Probate Division, 'the dress of
'which is P.O. Box 9000/Drawer
CC4, Bartow, Florida'33831. The
hames and add69ses of the per-
sonal representative and the per-
sonal representative's attorney are
set forth below.
All creditors of the decedent
and other persons having claims
or demands against decedent's
estate on whom a copy of this no-
tice has been served must file
their claims with this court WITHIN
THE LATER OF 3 MONTHS AF-
TER THE DATE OF THE FIRST
PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE
.OR 30 DAYS AFTER THE TIME
OF SERVICE OF A COPY OF
THIS. NOTICE ON THEM.
All other creditors of the dece-
dent and other persons having
claims or demands against dece-
dent's estate must file their claims
with this court WITHIN 3 MONTHS
AFTER THE DATE OF THE
FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS
NOTICE.
ALL CLAIMS NOT SO FILED
'WILL BE FOREVER BARRED.
NOTWITHSTANDING THE
TIME PERIOD SET. FORTH
ABOVE, ANY CLAIM FILED TWO
(2) YEARS OR' MORE AFTER
THE DECEDENT'S DATE ,OF
DEATH IS BARRED.
The date of first publication of
this notice is October 27 2005.
Personal Representative:
Mary K. Cholak
'4867 Foxwood Blvd.
Lakeland,, Florida 33810
Attorney for Personal Representa-
tive:
Daniel Medina, LL.M.,
Florida Bar No. 0027553
SHELBY, MEDINA & STARGEL,
LLP
902 South Florida Avenue, Suite
101
Lakeland, Florida 33803
Oct. 27, Nov. 3, 2005-3437


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN
AND FOR POLK COUNTY,
FLORIDA
THE CIT GROUP/CONSUMER "
FINANCE, INC.,
Plaintiff, ,
v.
THE UNKNOWN HEIRS, GRANT-
EES; DEVISEES, LIENORS,
TRUSTEES, AND CREDITORS
OF MARIE BOONE, DECEASED,
AND ALL CLAIMANTS, PER-
SONS OR PARTIES, NATURAL
OR CORPORATE, AND WHOSE
EXACT LEGAL STATUS IS UN-
KNOWN, -CLAIMING BY,
THROUGH, UNDER OR
AGAINST MARIE BOONE, DE-
CEASED, OR ANY OF THE
HEREIN DESCRIBED DEFEN-
DANTS OR PARTIES OR CLAIM-
ING TO HAVE ANY RIGHT, TI-
TLE OR INTEREST IN AND TO


THE PROPERTY HEREIN DE-
SCRIBED; ROSANNA WILLIAMS;
_____, UNKNOWN SPOUSE
OF ROSANNA WILLIAMS; SAM-
UEL GODBOLT; and all unknown
parties claiming by, through, under
or against the herein named De-
fendants, who are not known to be
dead or alive, whether said un-
known parties claim as heirs, devi-
sees, grantees, assignees, lienors,
creditors, trustees, spouses, or
other claimants; TENANT #1
and/or TENANT #2, the parties in-
tended to account for the person
or persons in possession
Defendants.
CASE NO.
53-2005CA-001522-0000-SEC
11.
NOTICE OF SALE
Notice is hereby given that, pur-


suant to the Final Judgment of
Foreclosure dated January 20,
2005, in this cause, in the Circuit
Court of POLK County, Florida,
described as:
LOT 12, 13 & 14, IN
BLOCK "C", MCFAD-
DEN & JENKINS ADDI-
TION AS RENDERED IN
PLAT BOOK 34, PAGE
50, PUBLIC RECORDS
OF POLK COUNTY,
FLORIDA, BEING A
PART OF THE SW 1/4
OF THE SW 1/4 OF
THE SW 1/4 OF SEC-
TION 1 2, TOWNSHIP
31 SOUTH, RANGE 23
EAST.
INCLUDING THEREON
THAT CERTAIN 2003
HMMT DOUBLE-WIDE
MOBILE HOME, VIN
NOS.
FLHMBC1 56448382A
AND
FLHMBC1 56448382B,
TITLE NOS.
0086638836 AND
0086638976.
a/k/a 7008 Holly
Drive, Bradley, FL
33835
at public sale, to the highest and
best bidder, for cash, at the east
end of the east corridor, first floor,
of the Polk Courty 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
November 10, 2005.
All sales are to be held at the east
end of the east corridor, first floor,
of the Polk County Courthouse lo-
cated at 255 North Broadway Ave-
nue, Bartow, Florida. Please note'
that the main entrance is located
on Church Street. No entry is pos-
sible from Broadway Avenue. In
the event any temporary change is
necessary, the Clerk will post a "
Notice of Change" at the sale loca-
tion directing the bidders to the
temporary sale location.
If you are a person with disabilities
who needs any accommodation in
order to participate in this pro-
ceeding, you are entitled at no
cost to you, to the provision of cer-
tain assistance. Please contact the
Office of the Court Administrator,
(863) 534-4690, within two (2)
working days of your receipt of this
notice; if you are hearing or voice
impaired, call TDD (863) 534-7777
or Florida Relay Services 711.
Dated at Bartow, Florida this
1 0th day of October, 2005.
Richard M. Weiss
Clerk of the Circuit Court
By: /s/ Shirley De.schamps
Deputy Clerk
(peal)
Oct. 27, Nov, 3, 2005-3422


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR
POLK COUNTY, FLORIDA PRO-
BATE DIVISION
IN RE: ESTATE OF
CHARLES,:, SMITH
Deceased
S .. File No:! .
i.. vi on:, PROBATE
NOTICE TO CREDITORS
The administration of the estate
of CHARLES SMITH, de-
ceased, whose date of death was
October 27, 2004. and whose So-
cial Security Number is 172-03-
0083, is pending in the Circuit
Court for Polk County,. Florida.
Probate Division, the address of
which is P.O. Box 9000/Drawer
CC4, Bartow, Florida 33831. The
names and addresses of the per-
sonal representative and the per-
sonal representative's attorney are
set forth below.
All creditors of the decedent
and other persons having claims
or demands against decedent's
.estate on whom a copy of this no-
tice has been served must file
their claims with this court WITHIN
THE LATER.OF 3 MONTHS AF-
TER THE DATE OF THE FIRST
PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE
OR 30 DAYS AFTER THE TIME
OF SERVICE OF A COPY OF
THIS NOTICE ON THEM.
All other,creditors of the dece-
dent and other, persons having
claims or demands against dece-
dent's estate must file their claims
with this court WITHIN 3 MONTHS
AFTER THE DATE OF THE
FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS
NOTICE.
ALL-CLAIMS NOT SO FILED.
WILL BE FOREVER BARRED.,
NOTWITHSTANDING THE
TIME PERIOD SET FORTH
ABOVE, ANY CLAIM FILED TWO
(2) YEARS OR. MORE AFTER
THE DECEDENT'S DATE OF
DEATH IS BARRED.
The date of first publication of
this notice is October 27 2005.
Personal Representative:
Ruth V. Smith
4745 San Antonio Drive
Lakeland, Florida 33813
Attorney for Personal Representa-
tive:
Daniel Medina, L.L.M.,
Florida Bar No. 0027553
SHELBY, MEDINA & STARGEL,
LLP
902 South Florida Avenue, Suite
101
Lakeland, Florida 33803 "
Oct. 27, Nov. 3, 2005-3438



IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN
AND FOR POLK COUNTY.
FLORIDA
CIVIL ACTION
IN RE: FORFEITURE OF:
$2,339.00 IN US CURRENCY

CASE NO.
53-2005CA-002987-0000-00


Section 04
NOTICE OF FORFEITURE
PROCEEDINGS
TO:
Dyrion Audry Simmons
105 Industrial Street
Auburndale, Florida 33823
AND ALL OTHER PER-
SONS who claim an inter-
est in the following prop-
erty:
$2,339.00 IN US CURRENCY
FREDERICK J. MURPHY, JR., as
City Attorney of The City of
Winter Haven, Polk County,
Florida, gives notice of forfei-
ture proceedings pursuant to,
Sections 932.701-707, Florida
Statutes (2004), in regard to
the above-described property
("Captioned Property").
1.,' Captioned Property was
seized in or near Winter Haven, in
Polk County, Florida on or about


July 16, 2005, by The City of Win-
ter Haven police Department and
Captioned Property is presently in
the custody of the City of Winter
Haven Police Departm6nt.
2. Any owner, entity, bona fide
lienholder, or person in posses-
sion of the property at the time of
seizure has the right to request an
adversarial preliminary hearing
from the Tenth Judicial Circuit
Court to determine whether prob-
able cause exists to believe that
Captioned Property has been or is
being used in violation of the Flor-
ida Contraband Forfeiture Act.
3. A Complaint seeking forfei-
ture of Captioned Property was
filed in the Circuit Court of the
Tenth Judicial Circuit in and for
Polk County on or about August
10,2005.
PLEASE GOVERN YOUR-
SELF ACCORDINGLY.
FREDERICK J. MURPHY, JR.
Florida Bar No. 0709913
City Attorney
BOSWELL & DUNLAP LLP
Post Office Drawer 30
Bartow, Florida 33831
(863) 533-7117
Oct. 20, 27, 2005-3370



IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR
POLK COUNTY, FLORIDA PRO-
BATE DIVISION
IN RE: ESTATE OF
BERTHA C. HOUGH,
Deceased.
File Number:
05CP-2261
Division Probate
NOTICE TO CREDITORS
The administration of the estate
of BERTHA C. HOUGH, de-
ceased, whose date of death was ,
September 8, 2005; File Number
05CP-2261, is pending in the Cir-
cuit Court for Polk County, Florida,
Probate Division, the .address of
which is Post Office Box 9000,
Drawer CC-4, Bartow, FL 33831-
9000. The names and addresses
of the Personal Representative
and the Personal Representative's
attorney are set forth below.
All creditors of the decedent
and other persons having claims
or demands against decedent's
estate, on whom a copy of this no-
tice has been served, 'must file
their claims with this court WITHIN
THE LATER OF 3 MONTHS AF-
TER THE DATE OF THE FIRST
PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE
OR 30 DAYS AFTER THE DATE
OF SERVICE OF A COPY OF
THIS NOTICE ON THEM.
All other creditors of the dece-
dent and persons having'claims or
demands against decedent's es-
tate must file their claims with this
court WITHIN 3 MONTHS.AFTER
THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUB-
LICATION OF THIS NOTICE.
ALL CLAIMS NOT SO FILED
WILL BE FOREVER BARRED.
NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME
PERIOD SET FORTH ABOVE,
ANY CLAIM FILED TWO (2)
YEARS OR MORE AFTER THE
DECEDENT'S DATE OF DEATH
IS BARRED.
The date of first publication of this
Notice is October 27, 2005.
KENNETH F. SMITH
Personal Representative'
S63,10 Sandy Creek.Rto.ad; .
,ietTar, r .:rlr C ,'i n,,'.a q 391
Ja,',i l [MI .ilJ .,1 '_-
Attorney for Personal Representa-
tive
Florida Bar No. 316679
GRAY ROBINSON, P.A.
One Lake Morton Drive
Post Office Box 3
Lakeland, Florida 33802-0003
Telephone: (863) 284-2200
Oct. 27, Nov. 3, 2005-3443



IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR
POLK COUNTY, FLORIDA
PROBATE DIVISION
IN RE: ESTATE OF
AMY HARRIS,
Deceased.
File No.
05-CP-2391
NOTICE TO CREDITORS
The administration of the estate
of AMY HARRIS, deceased, whose
date of death was February 28,
2005; File Number 05-CP-2391 is
pending in the Circuit Court for
Polk County, Florida, Probate Divi-
sion, the address of which is Post
Office Box 9000, Bartow, FL
33831. 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 TIME
OF SERVICE OF A COPY OF
THIS NOTICE ON THEM.
All other creditors of the dece-
dent and persons who have claims
or demands against the 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 27, 2005.
PAULA JEAN HARRIS
Personal Representative
234 Avenue V, Northwest
Winter Haven, FL 33881
DEREK B. ALVAREZ, ESQUIRE.
Attorney for Personal Representa-
tive
Florida Bar No. 0114278
SGENDERS- ALVAREZ
A Professional Association
2307 West Cleveland Street


Tampa, Florida 33609
Telephone: (813) 254-4744
Facsimile: (813) 254-5222
Oct. 27, Nov. 3, 2005-3442



Robert's Towing
1015 Combee Rd #25
Lakeland, FL 33801
863-529-2455
Auction on October 26th, 2005
at 7:30 A.M.
1995 Dodge Truck White
VIN# 1B6MC36C1SS279949
Oct. 13, 2005-3311

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IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
10TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND
FOR POLK COUNTY, FLORIDA
CHASE HOME FINANCE, LLC,.
SUCCESSOR BY MERGER TO
CHASE MANHATTAN MORT-
GAGE CORPORATION,
Plaintiff,
vs.
SHANNON HANNA, et ux., et al.,
Defendantss.
CASE NO.
53-2004-CA-4841-0000 SEC 8
NOTICE OF SALE
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN
pursuant to an Order or Final
Judgment Scheduling Foreclo-
sure Sale entered on October
12, 2005, in this case now
pending in said Court, the style
of which is indicated above.
I will sell to the highest and
best bidder for cash at the
POLK COUNTY COURTHOUSE,
All sales are to be held at the East
end of the East Corridor, first floor,
255 North Broadway Avenue, Bar-
tow, Florida, at 9:00 A.M., on
the 16th day of November,
2005, the following described
property as set forth in said or-
der or final judgment, to wit:
LOT,' 24, IMPERIAL
LAKES, PHASE ONE,
ACCORDING TO THAT
CERTAIN PLAT AS RE-
CORDED IN PLAT
BOOK 63, PAGE 43-
45, 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 14th day of October.
2005.
RICHARD M WEISS
As Clerk, Circuit Court
POLK, Florida
By: /s/ Felicia Borders
As Deputy Clerk
(Seal)
Oct. 27, Nov. 3, 2005-3418


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN
AND FOR POLK COUNTY,
FLORIDA
PETER C. RAY, as TRUSTEE
under agreement dated May 30,
1998,
Plaintiff,
vs.
JUANITA T. BLAKEY,
Defendant.
CASE NO.:
53-2005CA-003832
Section: 04
NOTICE OF ACTION
TO: Juanita T. Blakey, if alive,
and if deceased, the unknown
spouse, heirs, devisees, grantees,
and judgment creditors of Juanita
T. Blakey, and other parties claim-
ing by, through, under, or against
Juanita T. Blakey, and all un-
known natural persons, if alive and
if dead or n,,l known to be dead or
alive, tr.er --e,erai and respective
unknown spouses," heirs, devi-
sees, grantees, assignees, and
judgment creditors, and the sev-
eral and respective unknown as-
signs, successors in interest, trus-
tees, or any other person claiming
by, through, under or against any
corporation or other legal entity
named as a defendant; and all
claimants, persons or parties,
natural or corporate, or whose ex-
act legal status is unknown, claim-
ing under any of the above named
or described defendants or parties
claiming to have any right, title, or
interest in the real property de-
scribed below.
YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an
action to quiet title on the following
property in Polk County, Florida:
That part of the SW 1/4 of
Section 15, Township 31
South, Range 26 East, Polk
County, Florida, described-
as follows: Commence at
the Southwest corner of
said SE 1/4 of said SW 1/4
and run North 0'23'03'
West, along the West
boundary of said SE 1/4 of,
the SW 1/4, a distance of
710 feet; thence 'North
89'45'35" East, parallel
with the South boundary of
said SW 1/4, a distance of
165 feet for the point of
beginning; thence North
0'23'03" West 355 feet;
thence North 89'45'35"
'East 165 feet; thence
South 0723'03" East 355
feet; thence South-
89'45'35" West 165 feet
to 'the point of beginning.
The North 30 feet thereof
subject to an easement for
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 BRIAN W. HAAS, Bradley
Johnson Law Firm, P.A., whose
address is Post Office Box 1260,
Lake Wales, Florida 33859-1260
within thirty (30) days after the first
publication of this notice, 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.,
If you are a person with a dis-
ability who needs any accommo-
dation 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 (2) working
days of, your receipt of this notice.
If you are hearing or voice im-
paired, call TDD (863) 534-7777
or Florida Relay Service 711.
Witness my hand and seal of
this Court on this October 14,
2005.
RICHARD M. WEISS
As Clerk of the Court
By: /s/Tamika Joiner
(Court Seal)
Oct. 20, 27, Nov. 3, 10, 2005-3359




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


West 350 feet to the point
of beginning. The East 30
feet thereof subject to an
easement for road right-of-
way.
and
That part of the SE 1/4 of
the NW 1/4 of Section 15,
Township 31 South, Range
26 East, Polk County, Flor-
ida, described as follows:
Commence at the North-
west corner of said SE 1/4
of the NW 1/4 and run
North 89'55'20" East,
'along the North boundary
of said SE 1/4 of the NW
1/4, a distance of 350
feet; thence South
0'23'03" East, parallel with
the West boundary of said
SE 1/4 of the NW 1/4, a


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT
OF THE 10th JUDICIAL
CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR
POLK COUNTY, FLORIDA
GENERAL JURISDICTION
DIVISION
WELLS FARGO BANK, NA-
TIONAL ASSOCIATION, AS
TRUSTEE,
PLAINTIFF
VS.
GERALDINE W. COLLINS, IF LIV-
ING, AND IF DEAD, THE UN-
KNOWN SPOUSE, HEIRS, DEVI-
SEES, GRANTEES, ASSIGNEES,
LIENORS, CREDITORS, TRUS-
TEES AND ALL OTHER PARTIES
CLAIMING AN INTEREST BY,
THROUGH, UNDER OR
AGAINST GERALDINE W. COL-
LINS; UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF
GERALDINE W. COLLINS, IF
ANY; JOHN DOE AND JANE
DOE AS UNKNOWN TENANTS
IN POSSESSION
DEFENDANTS)
CASE NO:
05-CA-2760
NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE
SALE
'NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN
pursuant to a Summary Final
Judgment of Foreclosure dated
September 19 2005 entered in
Civil Case No. 05-CA-2760 of the
Circuit Court of the 10TH Judicial
Circuit in and for POLK County,
BARTOW, Florida, I will sell to the
highest and best bidder for cash at
THE EAST CORRIDOR ON THE
FIRST FLOOR at the POLK
County Courthouse located at 255
N Broadway Ave. in Bartow, Flor-
ida, at 9:00 a.m. on the 18th day
of November, 2005 the following
described property as set forth in
said Summary Final Judgment, to-
wit:
LOT 14, BLOCK B,
GLEN ECHO SUBDIVI-
SION, ACCORDING TO
THE MAP OR PLAT
THEREOF AS RE-
CORDED IN PLAT
BOOK 9, PAGE 44, OF
THE PUBLIC RECORDS
OF POLK COUNTY,
FLORIDA, AND ABAN-
DONED STREET RIGHT
OF WAY CLOSED BY
THE CITY OF- LAKE-
LAND ADJOINING SUB-
JECT PROPERTY.
All sales are to be held at the
east end of the east corridor,
first floor, of the Polk County
Courthouse located at 255 North
Broadway Avenue, Bartow, Flor-
ida. Please note that the main
entrance is located on Church
Street. No entry is possible from
Broadway Avenue. In the event
any temporary change is neces-
sary, the Clerk will post a "Notice
of Change" at the sale location
directing the bidders tp the tem-
porary sale location.
If you are a person with disabilities
who needs any accommodation in
order to participate in this pro-
ceeding, you are entitled at no
cost to you, to the provision of cer-
tain assistance. Please contact the
Office of'the Court Administrator,
(863) 534-4690, within two (2)
working days of your receipt of this
notice; if you are hearing or voice
impaired, call TDD (863) 534-7777
or Florida Relay Services 711.
: Dated this 20th.day pf Spgtem-
ber, 2005. 7-' .
RICHARD. M. WEISS
Clerk of the Circuit Court
By: /s/ Shirley Deschamps
Deputy Clerk
(CIRCUIT COURT SEAL)
Oct. 20, 27, 2005-3357



IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN
AND FOR POLK 'COUNTY,
FLORIDA ;
PETER C; RAY, as TRUSTEE
under agreement dated May 30,
1998,
Plaintiff,
vs.
ZOE V. OUIMET,
Defendant.
CASE NO.:
53-2005CA-003822-0000-00
NOTICE OF ACTION
TO: Zoe V. Ouimet, if alive, and
if deceased, the unknown spouse,
heirs, devisees, grantees, and
judgment creditors of Zoe V. Oui-
met, and other parties claiming by,
through, under, or against Zoe V.
Ouimet, and all unknown natural
persons, if alive and if dead or not
known to be dead or alive, their
several' and respective unknown
spouses, heirs, devisees, grant-
ees, assignees, and judgment
creditors, and the several and re-
spective unknown assigns, suc-
cessors in interest, trustees, or
any other person claiming by,
through, under or against any cor-
poration or other legal entity
named as a defendant; and all
claimants, persons or parties,
natural or corporate, or whose ex-
act legal status is unknown, claim-
ing under any of the above named
or described defendants or parties
claiming to have any right, title, or
interest in the real property de-
scribed below.
YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an
action to quiet title on the following
property in Polk County, Florida:
That part of the SW 1/4 of
the NW 1/4 of Section 15,
Township 31 South, Range
26 East, Polk County, Flor-
ida, described as follows:
Commence at the North-
west corner of said SW 1/4
of the NW 1/4 and run
South 0"21'17" East, along
the West boundary of said
SW 1/4 of the NW 1/4, a
distance of 800 feet for the
point of beginning; thence
continue. South 0"21'1 7"
East, 160 feet; thence
North 8951 t27" East, par-
allel with the South bound-
ary of said SW 1/4 of the
NW 1/4, a distance of 350
feet; thence North
0"21'17" West 160 feet;
thence South 89'51'27"


pending in the County Court for
Polk County, Florida, Civil Divi-
sion. You are required to serve a
copy of your written defenses, if
any, to it on Stephen M. Knapp,
Attorney at Law, Plaintiff's attor-
ney, whose address is Post Office
Box 6422 Lakeland, FL 33807-
6422, on or before November 28.
2005, and file the original with the
clerk of this court either before
service on petitioner's attorney or
immediately thereafter; otherwise
a default will be entered against
you for the relief demanded in the
complaint or petition.
DATED on October 25 2005
RICHARD M. WEISS
As Clerk of the Court
By:; /s/ Tamika Joiner
As Deputy Clerk
Oct. 27, Nov. 3, 10, 17, 2005-
3444


distance of 158.12 feet for
the point 5f .beginning;
thence North 89'51'27"
East, parallel with the South
boundary of said SE 1/4 of
.' the NW 1/4,. a distance, of
350 feet; thence South
:023'03" East 160 feet;
thence South 89'51'27"
West 350 feet; thence
North 0'23'03" West 160
feet to the point of begin-
ning. The East 30 feet
thereof subject to an ease-
ment for 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 BRIAN W. HAAS, BEradley
Johnson Law Firm, P.A., whose
address is Post Office Box 1260,
Lake Wales, Florida 33859-1260
within thirty (30) days after the first
publication of.this notice, 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.
If you are a person with a dis-
ability who needs any accommo-
dation 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 (2) working
days of your receipt of this notice.
If you are hearing or voice im-
paired, call TDD (863) 534-7777
'or Florida Relay Service 711.
Witness my hand and.seal of
this Court on this October 14,
2005.
RICHARD M. WEISS
As Clerk of the Court
By: /s/ Tamika Joiner
(Court Seal)
Oct. 20, 27, Nov. 3, 10, 2005-3360
IN THE CIRCUIT COURI
OF THE 10TH JUDICIAL
CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR
POLK COUNTY, FLORIDA
CIVIL DIVISION
WELLS FARGO BANK MINNE-
SOTA, NATIONAL ASSOCIA.
TION, AS TRUSTEE UNDER THE
POOLING AND SERVICING
AGREEMENT DATED AS OF
FEBRUARY 28, 2001, SERIES
2001-1,
Plaintiff,
vs.
CHRIS WHITEMAN; DAVID DEY
5727 ROSS CREEK DR LK 1433
WHITEMAN TRUST; JUDITH
WHITEMAN; UNKNOWN BENE-
FICIARIES OF THE DAVID DEY
5727 ROSS CREEK DR LK 1433
WHITEMAN TRUST; JOHN DOE;
JANE DOE AS UNKNOWN TEN-
ANT(S) IN POSSESSION OF THE
SUBJECT PROPERTY,
Defendants.
--.'.-. CASE.NO: -
53-2005-CA-003484-0000-
SEC11
NOTICE OF ACTION
TO: UNKNOWN BENEFICIAR-
IES OF THE DAVID DEY 5727
ROSS' CREEK DR LK 1433
WHITEMAN TRUST (Residence
Unknown)
YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an.
action for Foreclosure of Mortgage
on the following described prop-
erty:
LOT 102, WILDWOOD
i ACCORDINGG 'TO. THE
PLAT 'THEREOF RE-
CORDED' IN PLAT
BOOK 80,' PAGE 11,
OF THE PUBLIC RE-
CORDS 'OF POLK
COUNTY, FLORIDA.
has been filed against you and
you are required to serve a copy
of your written defenses, if any,
to it on Marshall C. Watson,
P.A., Attorney for Plaintiff,
whose address is 1800 NW
49TH STREET, SUITE 120, FT.
LAUDERDALE FL 33309 on or
before November 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 attorney or immedi-
ately thereafter; otherwise a de-
fault will be entered against you
for the relief demanded in the
complaint.
In accordance with the Ameri-
cans with Disabilities Act, per-
sons with disabilities needing a
special accommodation to par-
ticipate in this proceeding
should contact the Clerk of the
Circuit Court at the Polk County
Courthouse, First Floor, 255
North Broadway, Bartow, FL
33830, Phone (863) 534-
4488 not later than seven days
prior to such proceeding.
WITNESS my hand and the
seal of this Court this 21st day of
October. 2005.
Richard M Weiss
As Clerk of the Court
By /s/ Tamika Joiner
As Deputy Clerk
(SEAL)
Oct. 27, Nov. 3, 2005-3431

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN
AND FOR POLK COUNTY,
FLORIDA
M J LOAN COMPANY
A FLORIDA CORPORA-
TION
PLAINTIFF
vs
KENNETH A. EMILIA,
DEFENDANT.
/
CASE NO:
53-2005CA-003709-000-00
NOTICE OF ACTION
TO: KENNETH A. EMILIA,
IF LIVING, HIS HEIRS,
SUCCESSORS AND/OR
ASSIGNS AND OTHER IN-
TERESTED PARTY ON BE-
HALF OF IRA WAYNE
BURCHFIELD
YOU ARE HEREBY NOTIFIED
that a Foreclosure action has
been filed against the property lo-
cated at 175 Imperial Drive NE,
Mulberry, Florida 33860, and is









October 27, 2005


The Polk County Democrat


I


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR
POLK COUNTY, FLORIDA.
CIVIL DIVISION
BANK ONE, N.A., AS TRUSTEE
F/K/A THE FIRST NATIONAL
BANK OF CHICAGO, AS TRUS-
TEE,
Plaintiff,
vs.
PAULETTE L. WILLIAMS, ET AL,
Defendants.
CASE NO.
532003CA003623XXXXXX
RE-NOTICE OF SALE
PURSUANT TO CHAPTER 45
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN
pursuant to an Order or Summary
Final Judgment of foreclosure
dated April 7, 2004, and an Order
Resetting Sale dated QOctober 5.
200QQ5 and entered in Case No.
532003CA003623XXXXXX of the
Circuit Court of the Tenth Judicial
Circuit in and for Polk County,
Florida, wherein BANK ONE, N.A.,
AS TRUSTEE. F/K/A THE FIRST
NATIONAL BANK OF CHICAGO,
AS TRUSTEE is Plaintiff and
PAULETTE L. WILLIAMS; POLK
COUNTY CLERK OF COURT;
WELLS FARGO BANK MINNE-
SOTA, N.A., AS TRUSTEE F/K/A
NORWEST BANK MINNESOTA,
N.A., AS TRUSTEE OF CENTEX
HOME EQUITY LOAN TRUST
1999-3 UNDER THE POOLING
AND SERVICING AGREEMENT
DATED 8/26/99; UNKNOWN
TENANT NO. I; UNKNOWN TEN-
ANT NO. 2; and ALL UNKNOWN
PARTIES CLAIMING INTERESTS
BY, THROUGH, UNDER OR
AGAINST A NAMED DEFEN-
DANT TO THIS ACTION, OR
HAVING OR CLAIMING TO HAVE
ANY RIGHT, TITLE OR INTER-
EST IN THE PROPERTY HEREIN
DESCRIBED, are Defendants, I
will sell to the highest and best
bidder for cash at County, Florida,
at 9:00 a.m. on the 9th day of No-
vember, 2005, the following de-
scribed property as set forth in
said Order or Final Judgment, to
wit:
LOT 2, BLOCK 2 OF ROYAL
OAK MANOR FIRST ADDI-
TION, ACCORDING TO THE
PLAT THEREOF, AS RE-
CORDED IN PLAT BOOK 43,
PAGE 42 OF THE PUBLIC RE-
CORDS 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) 5.34-4690, within two (2)
working days of your receipt of this
notice; if you are hearing or voice
impaired, call TDD (863) 534-7777
or Florida Relay Services 711.
DATED at Bartow, Florida,
on October 7, 2005.
Richard M. Weiss
As Clerk, Circuit Court,
By: /s/ Shirley Deschamps
As Deputy Clerk'
(Court Seal)
Oct. 20, 27, 2005-3361


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT IN AND
FOR POLK COUNTY, FLORIDA
LASALLE BANK, N.A., F/K/A LA-
SALLE NATIONAL BANK, AS
TRUSTEE UNDER THE POOL-
ING AND SERVICING AGREE-
MENT DATED 06/01/1999, SE-
RIES 1999-2,
Plaintiff,
vs.
HOMER COOK A/K/A HOMER
LAWRENCE COOK; SHARON
COOK, A/K/A SHARON LYNN
COOK, N/K/A SHARON LYNN
BROADRICK; UNKNOWN
SPOUSE OF HOMER COOK
A/K/A HOMER LAWRENCE
COOK; UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF
SHARON COOK, A/K/A
SHARON LYNN COOK, N/K/A
SHARON LYNN BROADRICK;
UNKNOWN TENANT I; UN-
KNOWN TENANT II; and any un-
known heirs, devisees, grantees,
creditors, and other unknown per-
sons or unknown spouses claim-
ing by, through and under any of
the above-named Defendants,
Defendants.

CASE NO.:
53-2005-CA-1226-WH-07
NOTICE OF ACTION
TO:
SHARON COOK, A/K/A
SHARON LYNN COOK, N/K/A
SHARON LYNN BROADRICK
175 WILLIAMS STREET
MULBERRY, FL 33860
OR
1025 OLD SOUTH DRIVE
LAKELAND, FL 33811
UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF
HOMER COOK A/K/A
HOMER LAWRENCE COOK
175 WILLIAMS STREET
MULBERRY, FL 33860
OR
1025 OLD SOUTH DRIVE
LAST KNOWN ADDRESS
STATED, CURRENT RESI-
DENCE UNKNOWN
And any unknown heirs, devi-
sees, grantees, creditors and
other unknown persons or un-
known spouses claiming by,
through and under the above-
named Defendant(s), if de-
ceased or whose last known
addresses are unknown.
YOU ARE HEREBY NOTIFIED
that an action to foreclose Mort-
gage covering the following real
and personal property described
as follows, to-wit:
LOT 33, ROLLING HILLS, ac-
cording to the plat thereof,
recorded in Plat Book 36,
Page 43, Public Records of
Polk County, Florida, TO-
GETHER WITH a Double-
Wide Mobile Home, ID#
8U620510HA and
8U620510HB.
has been filed against you, and
that you are required to serve a
copy of your written defenses, if
any, to it on Shawn L. Demers,
Butler & Hosch, P.A., 3185
South Conway Road, Suite E,


Orlando, Florida 32812 and file
the original with the Clerk of the
above-styled Court on or before
30 days from the first publica-
tion, otherwise a Judgment may
be entered against you for the
relief demanded in the Com-
plaint.
WITNESS my hand and seal of
said Court on the 10th day of Oc-
tober. 2005.
If you are a person with a dis-
ability who need any accommoda-
tion in order to participate in this
proceeding, you are entitled, at no
cost to you, to the provision of cer-
tain assistance. Please contact the
Office of the court Administrator,
(863) 534-4690, within two (2)
working days of your receipt of this
notice; if you are hearing or voice
impaired, call (TDD) (863) 534-
7777, or Florida Relay Service
800-955-8770.
Richard M. Weiss
CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT
COURT
BY: /s/ Shirley Deschamps
Deputy Clerk
(Court Seal)
Oct. 13, 20, 27, 2005-3295

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT
FOR POLK COUNTY,
FLORIDA
PROBATE DIVISION
IN RE: ESTATE OF
MYRTLE L. MOORE,
Deceased.
File No.
05CP-2177
Division: Probate
NOTICE TO CREDITORS
The administration of the es-
tate of MYRTLE L. MOORE,
deceased, whose date of death
was August 17, 2005, and
whose Social Security Number
is 263-03-6269, is pending in
the Circuit Court for Polk
County, Florida, Probate Divi-
sion, the address of which is
P.O. Box 9000, Drawer CC-4,
Bartow, Florida 33831. The
names and addresses of the
personal representative and the
personal representative's attor-
ney are set forth below.
All creditors of the decedent
and other persons having
claims or demands against de-
cedent's estate, including un-
matured, contingent or unliqui-
dated claims, on whom a copy
of this notice has been served
must file their claims with this
*'-court WITHIN THE LATER OF 3
MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF
THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF
THIS NOTICE OR 30 DAYS AF-
TER THE TIME OF SERVICE OF A
COPY OF THIS NOTICE ON
THEM.
All other creditors of the de-
cedent and other persons hav-
ing claims or demands against
decedent's estate, including
unmatured, contingent or unliq-
uidated claims, must file their
claims with this court WITHIN 3
MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF
THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF
THIS NOTICE.
ALL CLAIMS NOT .FILED
WITHIN THE TIME PERIODS SET
FORTH IN SECTION 733.702 OF
THE FLORIDA PROBATE CODE
WILL BE FOREVER BARRED.
NOTWITHSTANDING THE
TIME PERIODS SET FORTH
ABOVE, ANY CLAIM FILED TWO
(2) YEARS OR MORE AFTER THE
DECEDENT'S DATE OF DEATH
IS BARRED. o
The date of first publication
of this notice is October 20.

Personal Representative:
Martha Lehman
815 Wilkinson Street
Orlando, Florida
32803
,Attorney for Personal Repre-
sentative:
GLENN T. SHELBY.
Florida Bar No. 285269
Shelby, Medina &
Stargel, LLP
902 S. Florida Avenue,
Suite 101
Lakeland, Florida 33803
Telephone: (863) 577-
4000
Oct. 20, 27, 2005-3369


NOTICE OF
PUBLIC MEETINGS
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN
that THE SCHOOL BOARD OF
POLK COUNTY, FLORIDA, an-
nounced a public meeting sched-
ule to which all persons are in-
vited.
DATE AND TIME:
November 14, 2005 at 9:00
a.m.
PLACE: Polk County Nell
Combee Administration Build-
ing, Board of County Commis-
sioners Board Room, 330 W.
Church Street, Bartow, Florida
33830-3899
PURPOSE: TO discuss the
proposed sites of High School
CCC and Middle School CC in
Southwest Lakeland.
For further information about
these meetings, please contact
Kay Fields, Board Chair, for The
School Board of Polk County, Flor-
ida, at Post Office Box 391, Bar-
tow, Florida 33831, or 863-534-
0529.
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: October 20, 2005.
THE SCHOOL BOARD OF
POLK COUNTY, FLORIDA
By Kay Fields, Board Chair
Attest Gall F. McKinzle,
Secretary
(Seal)
Oct. 27, 2005-3423 (


8


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN
AND FOR POLK COUNTY, FLOR-
IDA
CIVIL DIVISION
IN RE: FORFEITURE OF:
TWO THOUSAND TWO HUN-
DRED FIFTY-NINE AND NO/100
DOLLARS ($2,259.00) UNITED
STATES CURRENCY

CASE NO.: 2005CA-003729
SECTION: 11
NOTICE OF FORFEITURE
PROCEEDINGS
Angel Brito-Alvarez
1000 North 23rd Street
Haines City, Florida
AND ALL OTHER PER-
SONS who claim an interest in
the above-captioned property:
Grady Judd, as Sher-
iff of Polk County, Florida, ("
Polk County Sheriff's Office"),
gives notice of forfeiture pro-
ceedings pursuant to Sections
932.701-707, Florida Statutes,
in regard to the above-de-
scribed property ("Captioned
Property").
1. Captioned Property was
seized in or near Davenport, in
Polk County, Florida on or
about August 31, 2005, by .the
Polk County Sheriff's Office and
Captioned Property is presently
in the custody of the Polk
County Sheriff's Office.
2. Any owner, entity, bona fide
lien holder, or person in posses-
sion of the property at the
time of seizure has the right to
request an adversarial prelimi-
nary hearing from the Tenth
Judicial Circuit Court to deter-
mine whether probable cause
exists to believe that Cap-
tioned Property has been or is
being used in violation of the
Florida Contraband Forfeiture
Act.
3. A Complaint seeking forfei-
ture of Captioned Property was
filed in the Circuit Court of the
Tenth Judicial Circuit in and for
Polk County on or about Octo-
ber 7, 2005.
CERTIFICATE OF SERVICE
I HEREBY CERTIFY that a true
and correct copy of the forego-
ing was furnished to the ad-
dressee(s) herein this 12th day
of October. 2005.
CASSANDRA L. DENMARK, ES-
QUIRE
Polk County Sheriff's Office
455 North Broadway
Bartow, Florida 33830
(863) 534-6294
Florida Bar #0553247
Oct. 20, 27, 2005-3358







IN THE CIRCUIT COURT
OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL
CIRCUIT IN AND FOR
POLK COUNTY, FLORIDA
CIVIL DIVISION
JOANN COLLIER AND
JOHN COLLIER, HUSBAND AND
WIFE,
Plaintiffs,
vs.
HAROLD M. JONES, DECEASED;
CECELIA JONES, DECEASED;
UNKNOWN HEIRS, DEVISEES,
GRANTEES, ASSIGNEES, CREDI-
TORS, LIENORS, AND TRUS-
TEES, AND ALL OTHER PER-
SONS CLAIMING BY, THROUGH,
UNDER OR AGAINST HAROLD M.
JONES, DECEASED; CECELIA
JONES, DECEASED; JUDITH C.
LEAHY AND ROBERT G. JONES,
Defendant(s).
REF:
53-2005-CA-003451-
0000-WH SEC. 08
AMENDED NOTICE OF AC-
TION


TO:
HAROLD M. JONES, DECEASED;
CECELIA JONES, DECEASED
UNKNOWN HEIRS, DEVISEES,
GRANTEES, ASSIGNEES, CREDI-
TORS, LIENORS, AND TRUS-
TEES, AND ALL OTHER PER-
SONS CLAIMING BY, THROUGH,
UNDER OR AGAINST HAROLD M.
JONES, DECEASED; CECELIA
JONES, DECEASED and all.par-
ties having or claiming to have
any right, title or interest in the
property herein described
YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an
action seeking a declaratory judg-
ment on the following described
mobile home located in Polk
County, Florida:
1996 Twin mobile home, Se-
rial Numbers TW24420503A
and TW24420503B
has'beeh filed against you, in
the above Court in the above
case, and you are required to
serve a copy of your written
defenses, if any, upon Plain-
tiff's attorney, Peter E. Lan-
ning, Esquire, whose address
is 2600 McCormick Drive,
Suite 100, Clearwater, Florida
33759, on or before November
21, 2005, and file the original
with the clerk of this court ei-
ther before service on plain-
tiff's attorney or immediately
thereafter; otherwise a default
will be entered against you for
the relief demanded in the
complaint or petition.
If you are a person with disabilities
who needs any accommodation in
order to participate in this pro-
ceeding, you are entitled at no
cost to you, to the provision of cer-
tain assistance. Please contact the
Office of the Court Administrator,
(863) 534-4690, within two (2)
working days of your receipt of this
notice; if you are hearing or voice
mpalred, call TDQ (863) 534-7777
or Florida Relay Services 711.
WITNESS my hand and seal of
his court on October 14, 2005.
RICHARD M. WEISS
CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT
By /s/ Tamika Joiner
Deputy Clerk
Seal)
Oct. 20, 27, Nov. 3, 10, 2005-3378


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
10TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN
AND FOR POLK COUNTY,
FLORIDA
GENERAL JURISDICTION DIVI-
SION
MORTGAGE ELECTRONIC REG-
ISTRATION SYSTEMS, INC.,
PLAINTIFF,
VS.
PAMELA GRAVELY, ET AL.,
DEFENDANTSS.
CASE NO:
2005CA-001170 SEC. 08
NOTICE OF ACTION
CONSTRUCTIVE SERVICE
TO: JAMES JORISSEN, AS
TRUSTEE OF THE RTPG TRUST
AND JAMES JORISSEN, AS
TRUSTEE OF THE RT04 TRUST
whose residence is unknown if
he/she/they be living; and if
he/she/they be dead, the unknown
defendants who may be spouses,
heirs, devisees, grantees, assign-
ees; lilenors, creditors, trustees,
and all parties claiming an interest
by, through, under or against the
Defendants, who are not known to
be dead or alive, and all parties
having or claiming to have any
right, title or interest in the prop-
erty described in the mortgage be-
ing foreclosed herein.
YOU ARE HEREBY NOTIFIED that
an action to foreclose a mort-
gage and enforce a lost note
and/or mortgage on the follow-
ing property: ,
LOT 147, INWOOD
UNIT 1, ACCORDING
TO THE PLAT
THEREOF, RECORDED
IN PLAT BOOK 8,
PAGE 40A, 40B, and
40C, OF THE PUBLIC
RECORDS OF POLK
COUNTY, FLORIDA.
has been filed against the cor-
poration and the corporation is
required to serve a copy of
your written defenses, if any,
to it on DAVID J. STERN, ESQ.
Plaintiff's attorney, whose ad-
dress is 801 S University Drive,
#500, Plantation, FL 33324 on
or before November 21 2005
(no later than 30 days from
the date of the first publication
of this notice of action) and file
the original with the clerk of
this court either before service
on.Plaintiff's attorney or imme-
diately thereafter; otherwise a
default will be entered against
you for the relief demanded in
the complaint or petition filed
herein.
WITNESS my hand and the seal
of this Court at POLK County,
Florida, this 14th day of Octo:
ber, 2005.
RICHARD M. WEISS
CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT
BY: /s/ Tamika Joiner
DEPUTY CLERK
(Seal),
Oct. 20, 27, 2005-3377


PUBLIC NOTICE
Notice of Auction pursuant to F.S
713.78 will be held at Midway Auto
Salvage & Wrecker Service, 4410
S.R. 542 E., Lakeland, FL 33801
on November 24, 2005 at 8:30
a.m. in regards to vehicles:
89 Plymouth
VIN# 3P3BK46D8KT970415
95 Nissan
VIN# 1N4BU31D8SC273064
Oct. 27, 2005-3428



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IN THE CIRCUIT COURT IN AND
FOR POLK COUNTY, FLORIDA
JPMORGAN CHASE BANK, AS
TRUSTEE,
Plaintiff,
vs.
ROBERT M. SMALL; IRENE M.
SMALL; UNKNOWN TENANT I;
UNKNOWN TENANT II; ADMIN-
ISTRATOR OF THE SMALL
BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION,
AN AGENCY OF THE GOVERN-
MENT OF THE UNITED STATES
OF AMERICA; AAA ROOFING
AND SUPPLY, INC.; and any un-
known heirs, devisees, grantees,
creditors, and other unknown per-
sons or unknown spouses claim-
ing by, through and under any of
the above-named Defendants,
Defendants.

CASE NO.:
53-2005-CA-3318-WH-04
NOTICE OF ACTION
TO:
AAA ROOFING AND SUP-
PLY, INC.
C/O: LEGALZOOM NEVADA,
INC. (RA)
44 W FLAGLER STREET,
SUITE 675
MIAMI, FL 33130
OR
310 BIG SPUR DR
HORSESHOE BAY, TX 78657
LAST KNOWN ADDRESS
STATED, CURRENT RESI-
DENCE UNKNOWN
And any unknown heirs, devi-
sees, grantees, creditors and
other unknown persons or un-
known spouses claiming by,
through and under the above-
named Defendant(s), if de-
ceased or whose last known
addresses are unknown.
YOU ARE HEREBY NOTIFIED
that an action to foreclose Mort-
gage covering the following real
and personal property described
as follows, to-wit:
Begin 304.75 Feet North (N)
of the Southeast (SE) Corner
of the Southwest (SW) Quar-
ter (1/4) of the Northwest
(NW) Quarter (1/4) of the
Southeast (SE) Quarter (1/4),
run thence North (N) 90
Feet, thence West (W)
120.51 Feet, thence South
(S) 79.03 Feet, thence South-
westerly 10.97 Feet; thence
East (E) 121.3 Feet to the
Point of Beginning, in,Sec-
tion 22, Township 28 South
(S) Range 26 East (E), Polk
County, Florida.
has been filed against you, and
that you are required to serve a
copy of your written defenses, if
any, to it on Shawn L. Demers,
Butler & Hosch, P.A., 3185
South Conway Road, Suite E,
Orlando, Florida 32812 and file
the original with the Clerk of the
above-styled Court on or before
30 days from the first publica-
tion; otherwise a Judgment may
be entered against you for the
relief demanded in the Com-
plaint.
WITNESS my hand and seal of
said Court on the 17th day of Oc-
tober. 2005.
Ift you are a person with a dis-
ability who need any accommoda-
tion in order to participate in this
proceeding, you are entitled, at no
cost to you, to the provision of cer-
tain assistance. Please contact the
Office of the court Administrator,
(863) 534-4690, within two (2)
working days of your receipt of this
notice; if you are hearing or voice
impaired, call (TDD) (863) 534-
7777, or Florida Relay Service
800-955-8770.
Richard M. Weiss *
CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT
COURT
BY: /s/ Tamika Joiner
Deputy Clerk
(Court Seal)
Oct. 20, 27, 2005-3374


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT IN AND
FOR POLK COUNTY, FLORIDA
PROBATE DIVISION
IN RE: ESTATE OF:
GLENN ERNEST TATE, JR. a/k/a
GLENN E. TATE
DECEASED.
FILE NO.
05-CP-0988
NOTICE OF FINAL AC-
COUNTING AND
PETITION FOR DISCHARGE
TO: Marian Frances Tate
Last Known Address:
c/o Robbie Ray Wood
101 Woodhaven Drive Apt. 93
Hilton Head, SC 29928
YOU ARE HEREBY NOTIFIED
that a Final Accounting and a Peti-
tion for Discharge have been filed
in this court by JETTY LUCINDA
NESMITH, the personal represen-
tative of the estate of GLENN
ERNEST TATE, JR. a/k/a GLENN
E. TATE, deceased, true copies of
which are available from the un-
dersigned attorneys and at the Of-
fice of the Clerk of the Court, Pro-
bate Division, Polk County Court-
house, 255 N. Broadway Ave.,
Bartow, Florida 33830. You are re-
quired to file with the clerk of the
above court no later than 30 days
after the date of service of this no-
tice upon you any objections to the
,Petition for Discharge, to the Final
Accounting, to the compensation
paid or proposed to be paid, or to
the proposed distribution of as-
sets, and to serve a copy thereof
on petitioner's attorney, whose
name and address are set forth
below, and on all other interested
persons. Any objections must be
in writing and must state with par-
ticularity the item or items to which
the objections are directed and
must state the grounds on which
the objections are based.
If a notice of hearing on the objec-
tions Is not served within 90 days
of filing the objections, the objec-
tions shall be deemed abandoned
and the personal representative
may distribute the estate accord-
ing to the plan set forth in the Peti-
tion for Discharge, and judgment
may be entered in due course
upon the petition.
The date of the first publication of
this notice is October 20, 2005.
ABEL A. PUTNAM
Florida Bar No. 024090
PUTNAM & CREIGHTON, P.A.
P.O. Box 3545
Lakeland, Florida 33802
Telephone: 863/682-1178
Attorneys for Personal Represen-
tative
Oct. 20, 27, 2005-3363

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
10TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND
FOR POLK COUNTY, FLORIDA
STEPHEN K. BROOKS and MAR-
ION T. BELL,
Plaintiff,
vs.
MICHAEL RYAN and C. LYNNE
RYAN,
Defendants.
CIRCUIT CIVIL CASE NO.
53-2005-CA-000289-0000-WH
NOTICE OF ACTION
TO: GREEN TREE ACCEP-
TANCE, INC.
YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an
Action to foreclose on a mortgage
on the following properties located
in Polk County, Florida:
Lot 6
Begin at the Southwest cor-
ner of East 3/4 of the South-
east 1/4, Section 21, Town-
ship 28 South, Range 28
South, Range 28 East, Polk
County, Florida, run N
00"35'16"W, 13.91 feet;
thence run N 37'38'48" E,
882.10 feet to a point on the
Southwesterly right of way
line of Lake Hatchineha
Road (C.R. 542); thence run
S 52'21'12" E, along said
Southwesterly line 100.00
feet; thence run S 37'38'48"
W, 820.55 feet to a point on
the South boundary line of
said Section 21, Township
28 South, Range 28 East;
thence run S 89"14'24" W,
along said South boundary
line, 116.64 feet to the Point
of Beginning.
has been filed against you and
you are required to serve a copy
of your written defenses, if any, to
it on STEPHEN K. BROOKS, the
Plaintiff's attorney, whose address
is 123 First Street North, Winter
Haven, Florida 33881, on or be-
fore November 21, 2005, and file
the original with the clerk of this
court either before service on the
plaintiff's attorney or immediately
thereafter; otherwise a default will
be entered against you for the re-
lief demanded in the complaint or
petition.
DATED on this 14th day of Oc-
tober, 2005.
RICHARD M. WEISS
CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT
COURT
POLK COUNTY, FLORIDA
BY: /s/ Tamika Joiner
Deputy Clerk
(Court Seal)
Oct. 20, 27, 2005-3373




NOTICE OF PUBLIC SALE
The following personal property
of Yvette Allen and Yvette F. Gar-
dell, will, on Friday, November 4,
2005, at 10:00 a.m., 115 Main
Street, Lot #115, Dunedin, Polk
County, Florida 33838 in the Dell
Lake Village Mobile Home Park, in
Polk County Florida, be sold for
cash to satisfy storage fees in ac-
cordance with Florida Statutes,
Section 715.109:
1980 BROADWHITE HOUSE
TRAILER, VIN#
FLFL1A002333229 TITLE#
0019469744
PREPARED BY:
Jody B. Gabel
Allison G. Lucas
LUTZ, BOBO, TELFAIR, EAST-
MAN, & LEE
Two North Tamiami Trail, Suite
500
Sarasota, Florida 34236
Oct. 20, 27, 2005-3368


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:
A.C. DOB: 01/05/2003
A MINOR CHILD
SUMMONS AND NOTICE
OF HEARING ON PETITION
FOR TERMINATION OF
PARENTAL RIGHTS
CASE NO.
2004-DP-387100-XX
THE STATE OF FLORIDA TO:
OTIS JUNIOR GARDEN
(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
A.C., a male child, born on
01/05/2003, to mother, Jes-
sica Carden, in Polk County,
Florida.
for subsequent adoption and
you are hereby COMMANDEDto
be and appear before the MAGIS-
TRATE ROBIN MATIS-JACKSON
in HEARING ROOM at 10:00 A.M.
on Wednesday the 7th day of
December, 2005, for this hear-
ing at POLK COUNTY COURT-
HOUSE, COURTROOM- Juvenile
Division Hearing Room- (50C1)
5th Floor, 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
I OSE 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 Debbie Stinson
as his Deputy Clerk
(CLERK'S SEAL)
Oct. 13, 20, 27, Nov. 3, 2005-3296

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR
POLK COUNTY, FLORIDA
PROBATE DIVISION
IN RE: ESTATE OF
GLADYS FISHER,
Deceased.
File No.
04CP-2738
NOTICE TO CREDITORS
The administration of the Estate
of GLADYS FISHER, de-
ceased, File Number 04CP-2738,
is pending in the Circuit Court for
Polk County, Florida, Probate Divi-
sion, the address; of which is Post
Office Box 9000, Drawer CC-4.
Bartow, FL 33831-9000. The
names and addresses of the Co-
Personal Representatives and the
Co-Personal Representative's at-
torney 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.
NOTWITHSTANDING
THE TIME PERIODS SET
FORTH ABOVE, ANY


IS BARRED.
The date of the first publication
of this Notice is: October 27 2005.
Co-Personal Representa-
tives:
Willie Fisher
1847 Lake Avenue
Scotch Plains, New Jersey
07176
Beverly Fisher
1847 Lake Avenue
Scotch Plains, New Jersey
07176
HARBSMEIER, DEZAYAS,
APPEL
HARDEN & DEBARI LLP
Vince E. Turner, Esquire
Post Office Box 6455
Lakeland, Florida 33807-
6455
Telephone No.: (863) 619-
7330
Attorney for Personal Represen-
tative
Florida Bar No.: 0865052
Oct. 27, Nov. 3, 2005-3436


PUBLIC NOTICE
THE PLANNING AND ZONING
BOARD FOR THE CITY OF
FORT MEADE will hold a Public


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 20, 2005.
Personal Representative:
Millicent T. Hammer
5014 Fairfax Drive
Lakeland, FL 33813
Attorney for Personal Representa-
tive:
Joseph A. Morrison
3500 South Florida Avenue, Suite
3
Lakeland, FL 33803
(863) 644-3399
Florida Bar Number: 313793
Oct. 20, 27, 2005-3379


IN THE COUNTY COURT IN AND
FOR POLK COUNTY, FLORIDA
DOUGLAS MARIANO,
Plaintiff,
vs
MORGAN ROGER HOW-
ARD, as Personal Repre-
sentative of the Estate
of Lattie L. Howard,
MONTEZ HOWARD CO-
CHRANE; ATHLEE HOW-
ARD EVANS; HELEN LOU-
ISE HOWARD CAMPBELL;
LINDA SUE HOWARD
PENTON TOUART, a/k/a
LINDA SUE TOUART;
NANCY S. HOWARD HER-
RING, a/k/a NANCY
HOWARD HERRING; TY-
SON W. HOWARD a/k/a
TYSON WADE HOWARD;
JUDY HOWARD HALL;
SUNTRUST BANK; STATE
OF FLORIDA, DEPART-
MENT OF REVENUE, POLK
COUNTY DIVISION OF-
PUBLIC SAFETY; A.
FRANK LANDERS and
MARGARET W. LANDERS;
EDWARD MILLER INVEST-
MENTS, INC., a dissolved
Florida corporation,
Defendants.
CASE NUMBER:
53-2005-CA-003658-0000-WH
SECTION NO.: 04
NOTICE OF ACTION
TO: MORGAN ROGER HOW-
ARD, as Personal Representa-
tive of the Estate of Lattle L.
Howard
2905 SHOAL CREEK VILLAGE
DRIVE
LAKELAND, FLORIDA 33803
HELEN LOUISE HOWARD
CAMPBELL
1250 FAIRCHILD STREET
PENSACOLA, FL 32504
NANCY S. HOWARD HERRING
630 RIVERIA DRIVE
TAMPA, FL 33606
JUDY HOWARD HALL
2214 NORTH VALRICO ROAD
SEFFNER, FL 33584
MONTEZ HOWARD COCHRAN
6216 SCOTT LAKE ROAD
LAKELAND, FL 33803
ATHLEE HOWARD EVANS
6809 FARRIS DRIVE
LAKELAND, FL 33803
LINDA SUE HOWARD PENTON
TOUART
3567 ASHLAND AVENUE
PENSACOLA, FL 32534
TYSON WADE HOWARD
7004 DAVIN STREET
LAKELAND, FL 33813
YOU ARE HEREBY NOTIFIED
that a Complaint has been filed
against you, and you are required
to serve a copy of your written de-
fenses, if any, to it on STEPHEN
F. BAKER, ESQ., Plaintiff's attor-
ney, whose address is 800 First
Street S., Winter Haven, FL
33880, on or before the 17th day
of November, 2005, and file the
original with the Clerk of this
Court, either before service on
Plaintiff's attorney, or immediately
thereafter; otherwise a default will
be entered against you for the re-
lief-demanded in the Petition.
The Plaintiff is seeking to quiet
title on real property described as
follows:
THE NORTH 175 FEET OF
THE SOUTH 442.39 FEET OF
THE NORTH 1763.73 FEET OF
THE SOUTHWEST 1/4 LYING
EAST OF HIGHWAY AND WEST
OF RAILROAD IN SECTION 12,
TOWNSHIP 30 SOUTH, RANGE
23 EAST, POLK COUNTY,
FLORIDA.
THE EAST 165 FEET OF
THAT PORTION OF THE SOUTH
1/2 OF THE NORTHEAST 1/4 OF
SECTION 4, TOWNSHIP 30
SOUTH, RANGE 27 EAST, LY-
ING NORTH OF STATE ROAD
#60, POLK COUNTY, FLORIDA.
If you are a person with disabili-
ties who needs any accommo-
dation in order to participate in
this proceeding, you are entitled
at no cost to you, to the provi-
sion of certain assistance.
Please contact the Office of the
Court Administrator, (863) 534-
4690, within two (2) working
days of your receipt of this no-
tice; if you are hearing or voice
impaired, call TDD (863) 534-
7777 or Florida Relay Services
711.
WITNESS my hand and the
seal of this Court on this 3rd day
of October, 2005.
RICHARD M. WEISS,
As Clerk of Said Court
BY: /s/ Linda Richards
As Deputy Clerk
(COURT SEAL)
Oct. 13, 20, 27, Nov. 3, 2005-3294

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR
POLK COUNTY, FLORIDA
PROBATE DIVISION
In Re The Estate Of:
WILLIAM H. HAMMER,
Deceased
File Number:
05CP-2366
NOTICE TO CREDITORS
The administration of the estate
of WILLIAM H. HAMMER, de-
ceased, File Number 05CP-2366,
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, Florida 33830. 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 dece-
dent's estate, including unma-
tured, contingent, or unliquidated


PUBLIC NOTICE
Notice of Auction pursuant to F.S
713.78 will be held at Midway Auto
Salvage & Wrecker Service, 4410
S.R. 542 E., Lakeland, FL 33801
on November 21, 2005 at 8:30
a.m. in regards to vehicles:
1985 Chevrolet
VIN# 1G1YY078XF5105589
Oct. 27, 2005-3424


PUBLIC NOTICE
Notice of Auction pursuant to F.S
713.78 will be held at Midway Auto
Salvage & Wrecker Service, 4410
S.R. 542 E., Lakeland, FL 33801
on November 22, 2005 at 8:30
a.m. in regards to vehicles
01 Ford
VIN# 1FAFP55U11A182873
Oct. 27, 2005-3427


5B


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
TEN TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN
AND FOR POLK COUNTY,
FLORIDA
FIFTH THIRD BANK, (as assignee
and substituted Plaintiff for Florida
Quality Homes, Inc.),
Plaintiff,
vs.
KAREN WILLIAMS-HELM,
Defendantss.
CASE NO.
2004-CA-3825
AMENDED NOTICE OF SALE
TO WHOM IT MAY CONCERN:
YOU ARE HEREBY NOTIFIED
that under the power of sale in
the matter now pending in the
Circuit Court of Polk County,
State of Florida, pursuant to a
final decree of foreclosure in
the above-styled cause, signed
the 6th day of September,
2005, the undersigned Clerk
will offer for sale at public auc-
tion to the highest bidder for
cash, at the East entrance of
the Polk County Courthouse,
255 N. Broadway Avenue, Bar-
tow, Florida, on the 4th day of
November, 2005, at 9:00 a.m.
the parcel of land described as
follows:
LOT 43, PARADISE
WOODS PHASE 2, AC-
CORDING. TO THE
PLAT THEREOF AS RE-
CORDED IN PLAT
BOOK 116, PAGES 29
AND 30, PUBLIC RE-
CORDS OF POLK
COUNTY, FLORIDA.
Together with all improvements,
tenements, hereditaments, and
appurtenances thereto belonging
or appertaining.
All sales are to be held at the
east end of the east corridor,
first floor, of the Polk County
Courthouse located at 255
North Broadway Avenue, Bar-
tow, Florida. Please note that
the main entrance is located on
Church Street. No entry is pos-
sible from Broadway Avenue. In
the event any temporary
change of location is neces-
sary, the Clerk shall post a "No-
tice of Chance" at the sale lo-
cation directing the bidders to
the temporary sale location.
If you are a person with disabili-
ties who needs any accommo-
dation in order to participate in
this proceeding, you are 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: October 5 2005.
CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT
COURT
By: /s/ Yvette Johnson
As Deputy Clerk
(Seal)
Oct. 17, 24, 31, 2005-3324




IN THE CIRCUIT COURT IN AND
FOR THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIR-
CUIT FOR POLK COUNTY,
FLORIDA
PROBATE DIVISION
IN RE: ESTATE OF
RUTH ELLEN WOODHEAD,
Deceased.
FILE NO.:
05CP-2208
NOTICE TO CREDITORS AND
NOTICE OF
ADMINISTRATION
The administration of the estate
of RUTH ELLEN WOODHEAD,
deceased, File Number 05CP-
2208, pending in the Circuit Court,
for Polk County, Florida, Probate
Division, the address of which is:
P. 0. Box 9000, CC-4
Bartow, FL 33830-9000
This estate is intestate. The
name and address of the Personal
Representative and the Personal
Representative's attorney are set
forth below.
All interested persons on whom
a copy of this Notice to Creditors
is served must file objections that
challenge the validity of the Will,
the qualifications of the personal
representative, venue, or jurisdic-
tion of this Court by filing a petition
or other pleading requesting relief
with this Court, in accordance with
the Florida Probate Rules,
WITHIN THREE (3) MONTHS AF-
TER THE DATE OF SERVICE OF
A COPY OF THIS NOTICE TO
THEM.
All creditors of the decedent
and other persons having claims
or demands against decedent's
estate, including unmatured, con-
tingent or unliquidated claims, on
whom a copy of this notice is
served must file their claims with
this Court WITHIN THE LATER
OF THREE (3) MONTHS AFTER
THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUB-
LICATION OF THIS NOTICE OR
THIRTY (30) DAYS AFTER THE
DATE OF SERVICE OF A COPY
OF THIS NOTICE ON THEM.
All other creditors of the dece-
dent and other persons having
claims or demands against the de-
cedent's estate, including unma-
tured,. contingent an unliquidated
claims, must file their claims with
this court WITHIN THREE (3)
MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF
THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF
THIS NOTICE.
ALL CLAIMS NOT SO FILED
WILL BE FOREVER BARRED.
The date of first publication of
this Notice is October 27 2005
GLENN A. WOODHEAD
1215 Mayflower Drive
Lakeland, FL 33810
STEPHEN H. ARTMAN
Florida Bar No. 0828955
STEPHEN H. ARTMAN, P.A.
925 South Florida Avenue
Lakeland, Florida 33803
Telephone (863) 688-5252
Oct. 27, Nov. 3, 2005-3435


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 21st day of Septem-
ber, 2005.
RICHARD M. WEISS
Clerk of the Circuit Court
By: /s/ Felicia Borders
Deputy Clerk
(CIRCUIT COURT SEAL)
Oct. 27, Nov. 3, 2005-3419


POLK COUNTY DEMOCRAT
#2005-0722
SALE DATE: 11/10/2005
NOTICE OF APPLICATION
FOR TAX DEED
(CHAPTER 197.512 -
FLORIDA STATUTES)
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT
BETHANY C WILSON OR ELIZA-
BETH J ARBUTHNOT
the holder of the following cer-
tificates, has filed said certifi-
cates for a tax deed to be is-
sued thereon. The certificate
numbers and years of issuance,
the description of the property
and the names in which it was
assessed are as follows:
CERTIFICATE NO.
3286
YEARS OF ISSUANCE
5/29/1998
DESCRIPTION OF PROP-
ERTY:
BEG SW COR OF SE 1/4
RUN N 903.95 FT E 334
FT N 350 FT FOR POB
CONT N 75 FT E 142 FT
S 75 FT W 142 FT TO
POB BEING LOT 21 UN-
REC CLARK STONE SUB
Section 03, Township
29, Range 23
PROPERTY ID NUMBER:
03-29-23-000000-
023070
Name in which assessed: SAM-
UEL GOFF JR.
All of said property being in the
County of Polk, State 'of Flor-
ida. To redeem property, pay-
ment must be made by Cashi-
er's Check or Money Order. NO
PERSONAL CHECKS WILL BE
ACCEPTED. Unless such certifi-
cate shall be redeemed accord-
ing to law, the property de-
scribed in such certificate or
certificates will be sold to the
highest bidder for CASH at the
Polk County Courthouse, Main
Lobby, exact location to be
posted in Main Lobby on date
of sale, on the second Thurs-
day in the Month of November
which is the 10th day of No-
vember. 2005 beginning at
8:30 A.M. with lunch recess at
Noon, until completion; and, if
necessary, continue on a day
to day basis under the same
conditions as the first sale day,
during the regular hours of the
Clerk's Office until completion.
IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE
AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES
ACT, PERSONS WITH DISABILI-
TIES NEEDING A SPECIAL AC-
COMMODATION TO REVIEW
TAX DEED SALES SHOULD CON-
TACT: CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT
COURT, ATTN: TAX DEED DEPT,
255 N. BROADWAY, BARTOW,
FLORIDA 33830-9000 TELE-
PHONE (863) 534-4528 OR
534-4529.
DATED this 10/20/2005.
RICHARD M. WEISS,
CLERK OF CIRCUIT COURT
POLK COUNTY, FLORIDA
By: MARY ANN PETROVICH
Oct. 27, 2005-3416









IN THE CIRCUIT COURT
OF THE 10th JUDICIAL
CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR
POLK COUNTY, FLORIDA
GENERAL JURISDICTION
DIVISION
COUNTRYWIDE HOME LOANS,
INC.,
PLAINTIFF
VS.
HARRY JOHN MAY, IF LIVING,
AND IF DEAD, THE UNKNOWN
SPOUSE, HEIRS, DEVISEES,
GRANTEES, ASSIGNEES, LIEN-
ORS, CREDITORS, TRUSTEES
AND ALL OTHER PARTIES
CLAIMING' AN INTEREST BY,
THROUGH, UNDER OR "
AGAINST HARRY JOHN MAY;
UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF HARRY
JOHN MAY, IF ANY; HOUSE-
HOLD FINANCE CORPORATION
Ill; JOHN DOE AND JANE DOE
AS UNKNOWN TENANTS IN
POSSESSION
DEFENDANTSS.
CASE NO:
05-CA-1857
RE-NOTICE OF FORECLO-
SURE SALE
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN
pursuant to an Order Granting the
Motion to Reset Foreclosure Sale
dated September 16 2005 en-
tered in Civil Case No. 05-CA-
1857 of the Circuit Court of the
10TH Judicial Circuit in and for
POLK County, BARTOW, Florida,
I will sell to the highest and best
bidder for cash at THE EAST
CORRIDOR ON THE FIRST
FLOOR at the POLK County
Courthouse located at 255 N
Broadway Ave. in Bartow, Florida,
at 9:00 a.m. on the 16th day of
November, 2005 the following de-
scribed property as set forth in
said Summary Final Judgment, to-
wit:
LOT 2, BLOCK 3,
TRADEWINDS SIXTH
ADDITION, ACCORD-
ING TO THE PLAT
THEREOF AS RE-
CORDED IN PLAT
BOOK 48, PAGE 20,
OF THE PUBLIC RE-
CORDS OF POLK
COUNTY, FLORIDA.
All sales are to be held at the
east end of the east corridor,
first floor, of the Polk County
Courthouse located at 255
North Broadway Avenue, Bar-
tow, Florida. Please note that
the main entrance is located
on Church Street. No entry is
possible from Broadway Ave-
nue. In the event any tempo-
rary change is necessary, the
Clerk will post a "Notice of
Change" at the sale location
direciing the bidders to the


Hearing in the City Commission
Room at City Hall on Monday, No-
vember 14, 2005 at 5:30 PM to
consider the following request:
Kevin Amerson is requesting a
site development review to allow
him to have an open and enclosed
utility trailer business on the North-
east corner of 9th Street and the
North corner of Highway 17.
This information is available for
public review in the Building De-
partment from 7:30 AM to 4:00
PM. Monday through Friday. All in-
terested property owners may ap-
pear at the Public Hearing to make
objections as they may have. No
objections being raised, it is pre-
sumed none exist.
PLANNING AND ZONING
BOARD
/s/ Dan Moody, Chairman
Oct. 27, 2005-3429











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Pub hiU sttceiss


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR
POLK COUNTY, FLORIDA, PRO- 7
BATE DIVISION
IN RE: ESTATE OF
JOSEPH FRANCIS
SCHULTZ,
Deceased.
FILE NO.
05CP-2331
NOTICE TO CREDITORS
The administration of the estate
of JOSEPH FRANCIS
SCHULTZ, deceased, File No.
05,CP-2331, is pending in the Cir-
cuit Court for Polk County, Florida,
Probate Division, the address of
which is Drawer CC-4, P.O. Box
9000, Bartow, Florida 33831. 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 ordemands 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 datq of the first publication
of this Notice is October 20 2005
Personal Representatives:
MICHAEl. McLOUGHLIN
15636 NE 56th Way
Redmond, WA 98052
Attorney fqr Personal Repre-
se'ntative:' ,
ABEL A; PUTNAM, Attorney
PUTNAM & CREIGHTON, P.A.
Florida Bar Ngo. 024090
Post Office Box 3545
Lakeland, Florida 33802-3545
Telephone: 863/682-1178
Oct. 20, 27, 2005-3364


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR .
POLK COUNTY, FLORIDA
PROBATE DIVISION
IN RE: ESTATE OF
Lynn J. Christianson
a/k/a Lynn J. Didas
deceased.
Case Number:
05CP-2454
NOTICE TO CREDITORS
The administration of the estate
of Lynn J. Christianson
a/k/a Lynn J. Didas, de-
ceased, Case Number 05CP-
2454, is pending in the Circuit
Court for Polk County, Florida,
Probate Division; the address of
which is Richard M. Weiss, Clerk
of the Court, Post. Office Box
9000, Drawer CC-4, Bartow, FL
33830-9000. The names and ad-
dresses of the Personal Repre-
sentative and the Personal Repre-
sentative's attorney are set forth
below.
All creditors of the decedent
, and other persons, who have
claims or demands against dece-
dent's estate on whom a copy of
this notice has. been served must
file their claims with this Court
WITHIN THE LATER OF 3
MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF
THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF
THIS NOTICE OR 30 DAYS AF-
TER THE DATE OF SERVICE OF
A COPY OF THIS NOTICE ON
THEM., ,
All other creditors of the dece-
dent and other persons who have
claims or demands against the de-
cedent's estate, must file their
claims with this court WITHIN 3
MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF
THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF
THIS NOTICE.
ALL CLAIMS NOT SO FILED
WILL BE FOREVER BARRED.
The date of first publication
of this notice is October 27,
2005.
Michael S. Didas, Personal Rep-
resentative
MICHAEL H. WILLISON, P.A.
Michael H. Willison, Esquire
2033 E. Edgewood Drive, Suite 1
Lakeland, Florida 33803
(863) 668-8715
Florida Bar No. 382787
Attorney for Personal Representa-
tive
Oct. 27; Nov. 3, .2005-3453
I


NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING BEFORE THE CITY OF BARTOW
CITY COMMISSION
Notice is hereby given that the City Commission of the City of Bartow will
hold a Public Hearing at a regular City Commission meeting on Monday,
November 7, 2005 at 6:30 p.m. in the City Commission Chambers of Bar-
tow City Hall located at 450 N. Wilson Avenue to consider the final read-
ing of the following ordinances:
ORDINANCE NO. 2005-71
AN ORDINANCE AMENDING THE ZONING MAP OF THE CITY OF
BARTOW, FLORIDA, REZONING APPROXIMATELY 15.3 ACRES OF
LAND OWNED BY DURATEK WALL CORPORATION AND LOCATED
IN SECTION 22, TOWNSHIP 29 SOUTH, RANGE 25 EAST, POLK
COUNTY, FLORIDA, AS 1-2, "INDUSTRIAL" AND "CONSERVATION"
The ordinances are available in the office of the City Clerk in the City Hall
complex. Interested parties may examine them there or appear at the
meeting and be heard with respect to the proposed ordinances.
Please be advised that if you desire to appeal from any decision made as
a result of the above hearing or meeting, you will need a record of the
proceedings and in some cases a verbatim record is required. You must
make your own arrangements to produce this record. (Florida Statute
286.0105)
If you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in or-
der to participate in this proceeding, you are entitled, at least no cost to
you, to the provision of certain assistance. Please contact City Clerk
Linda Culpepper at 450 N. Wilson Avenue, P.O. Box 1069, Bartow, Flor-
ida 33831-1069 or phone (863) 534-0100 within 2 working days of you
receipt of this meeting notification; if you are hearing or voice impaired,
call 1-800-955-8771.
LINDA CULPEPPER, CITY CLERK
Oct. 27, 2005-3450


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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
GREEN TREE SERVICING LLC
F/K/A CONSECO FINANCE
SERVICING CORP. F/K/A GREEN
TREE FINANCIAL SERVICE COR-
PORATION,
Plaintiff,
vs.
DONNA MERCER; THE UN-
KNOWN SPOUSE OF DONNA
MERCER; GREGORY MERCER;
THE UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF
GREGORY MERCER, IF LIVING,
INCLUDING ANY UNKNOWN
SPOUSE OF SAID
DEFENDANTSS, IF REMARRIED,
AND IF DECEASED, THE RE-
SPECTIVE UNKNOWN HEIRS, DE-
VISEES, GRANTEES, ASSIGNEES,
CREDITORS, LIENORS, AND
TRUSTEES, AND ALL OTHER
PERSONS CLAIMING BY,
THROUGH, UNDER OR AGAINST
THE NAMED DEFENDANTSS;
UNITED STATES OF AMERICA;
COUNTRY VIEW ESTATES III &
IV PROPERTY OWNER'S ASSO-
CIATION, INC.; WHETHER DIS-
SOLVED OR PRESENTLY EXIST-
ING, TOGETHER WITH ANY
GRANTEES, ASSIGNEES, CREDI-
TORS, LIENORS, OR' TRUSTEES
OF -SAID DEFENDANTS) AND
ALL OTHER PERSONS CLAIMING
BY, THROUGH, UNDER OR
AGAINST DEFENDANTSS; UN-
KNOWN TENANT #1; UN-
KNOWN TENANT #2,
Defendant(s).
CASE NO.
2005-CA-3695-SEC 04
NOTICE OF ACTION
TO:
DONNA MERCER; THE UN-
KNOWN SPOUSE OF DONNA
MERCER; GREGORY MERCER;
THE UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF
GREGORY MERCER, IF LIV-
ING, INCLUDING ANY UN-
KNOWN SPOUSE OF SAID
DEFENDANTSS, IF REMAR-
RIED, AND IF DECEASED,
THE RESPECTIVE UNKNOWN
HEIRS, DEVISEES, GRANT-
EES, ASSIGNEES, CREDI-
TORS, LIENORS, AND TRUS-
TEES, AND ALL OTHER PER-
SONS CLAIMING BY,
THROUGH, UNDER OR
AGAINST THE NAMED DE-
FENDANT(S)
Whose location are/is unknown.
YOU ARE HEREBY required to
file your answer or written de-
fenses, if any, in the above pro!
ceeding with the Clerk of this
Court, and to serve a copy thereof
upon the plaintiff's attorney, whose
name and address appears
hereon, on or' before November
28, 2005 the nature of this pro-
ceeding being a suit for foreclo-
sure of mortgage against the folk
-lowing described property, to wit:
LOT 360, COUNTRY VIEW
ESTATES PHASE 3A, AC-
CORDING TO THE PLAT
THEREOF, AS RECORDED
IN PLAT BOOK 101, PAGES
31 THROUGH 37, INCLU-
SIVE, OF THE PUBLIC RE-
CORDS OF POLK COUNTY,
FLORIDA.
To include a: 1997 LIMITED
VIN: FLA14611855A TITLE#
72845113
1997 LIMITED VIN:
FLA14611855B TITLE#
72845112
a/k/a 4915 DOVE CROSS
DRIVE, LAKELAND, FL
33810
If you fail to file your answer or
written defenses in the above pro-
ceeding, on plaintiff's attorney, a
default will be entered against you
for the relief demanded in the
Complaint or Petition.
If you are a person with disabilities
.who needs any accommodation in
order to participate in this pro-
ceeding, you are entitled at no
cost to you, to the provision of cer-
tain assistance. Please contact the
Office of the Court Administrator,
(863) 534-4690, within two (2)
working days of your receipt of this
notice; if you are hearing or voice.
impaired, call TDD (863) 534-7777
or Florida Relay Services 711.
Dated at Polk County this 21st
day of October, 2005.
RICHARD M. WEISS
CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT
By /s/ Tamika Joiner
Deputy Clerk
(Seal)
Oct. 27. Nov. 3, 2005-3430



Notice of Disciplinary Action Board
Meeting
The Municipal Disciplinary Action
Board of Polk County meeting has
been scheduled for Tuesday, No-
vember 1, 2005 at 6:00 Pm in the
commission room of the Auburn-
dale City Hall located at 1 Bobby
Green Plaza, Auburndale, FL. If a
person decides to appeal any de-
cision made by the Board, with re-
spect to any matter considered at
such meeting or hearing he will
need a record of the proceedings
and that for such purpose, he or
she may need to ensure that a
verbatim record include the testi-
mony and evidence upon which
the appeal is based.
Deborah Broadwick. Disciplinary
Action Secretary
Oct. 27, 2005-3449


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
10TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND
FOi POLK COUNTY, FLORIDA
STEPHEN K. BROOKS and MAR-
ION T. BELL,
Plaintiff,
vs.
MICHAEL RYAN and C. LYNNE
RYAN,
Defendants.
CIRCUIT CIVIL CASE NO.
53-2005-CA-000289-0000-WH
NOTICE OF ACTION
TO: GREEN TREE ACCEP-
TANCE, INC.
YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an
Action to foreclose on a mortgage
on the following properties located
in Polk County. Florida:
Lot 6
Begin at the Southwest cor-
ner of East 3/4 of the South-
east 1/4, Section 21, Town-
ship 28 South, Range 28
East, Polk County, Florida,
run N 00'35'16"W, 13.91
feet; thence run N 37'38'48"
E, 882.10 feet to a point on
the Southwesterly right of
way line of Lake Hatchineha
Road (C.R. 542); thence run
S 52721'12" E, along said
Southwesterly line 100.00
feet; thence run S 37'38'48"
W, 820.55 feet to a point on
the South boundary line of
said Section 21, Township
28 South, Range 28 East;
thence run S 89"14'24" W,
along said South boundary
line, 116.64 feet to the Point
.of Beginning.
has been filed against you and
you are required to serve a copy
of your written defenses, if any, to
it on STEPHEN K. BROOKS, the
Plaintiff's attorney, whose address
is 123 First Street North, Winter
Haven, Florida 33881, on or be-
fore November 21. 2005, and file
the original with the clerk of this
court either before service on the
plaintiff's attorney or immediately
thereafter; otherwise a default will
be entered against you for .the re-
lief demanded in the complaint or
petition.
DATED on this 14th day of Oc-
tober, 2005.
RICHARD M. WEISS
CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT
COURT
POLK COUNTY, FLORIDA
BY: /s/ Tamika Joiner
Deputy Clerk
(Court Seal)
Oct. 20, 27, 2005-3373




IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN
AND FOR POLK COUNTY,
FLORIDA
PROBATE DIVISION
IN RE: ESTATE OF
FRANK A. VICARI, SR.
Deceased.
File No.
05CP-2160
NOTICE OF ANCILLARY AD-
MINISTRATION
The administration of the estate
of Frank A. Vicari, Sr., de-
ceased, File Number 05CP-2160
is pending in the Circuit Court for
Polk County, Florida, the address
of which is Clerk of the Circuit
Court, Post Office Box 9000,
Drawer-4, Bartow, Florida 33831.
The names and addresses of the
personal representative and the
personal representative's attorney
are set forth below.
ALL INTERESTED PERSONS
ARE NOTIFIED THAT:
All persons on whom this notice
is served who have objections that
challenge the validity of the will,
the qualifications of the personal
representative, venue, or jurisdic-
tion of this Court are required to
file their objections with this Court
WITHIN THE LATER OF THREE
MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF
THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF
THIS NOTICE OR THIRTY DAYS
AFTER THE DATE OF SERVICE
OF A COPY OF THIS NOTICE
ON THEM.
All creditors of the decedent
and other persons having claims
or demands against decedent's
estate on whom a copy of this no-
tice must file their claims with this
Court WITHIN THE LATER OF
THREE MONTHS AFTER THE
DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICA-
TION OF THIS NOTICE OR
THIRTY DAYS AFTER THE DATE
OF SERVICE OF A COPY OF
THIS NOTICE ON THEM.
All other creditors of the dece-
dent and persons having claims or
demands against the decedent's
estate must file their claims with
this court WITHIN THREE
MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF
THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF
THIS NOTICE.
ALL CLAIMS, DEMANDS AND
OBJECTIONS NOT SO FILED
WILL BE FOREVER BARRED.
Personal Representative:
FRANK A. VICARI, JR.
1 303 HAWTHORNE ROAD
GLENVIEW, IL 60025
Attorney for Personal Representa-
tive.
STEPHEN M. KNAPP, ESQUIRE
PO BOX 6422
LAKELAND, FL 33807-6422
TELEPHONE: (863) 644-55555
FL BAR NO. 0564184
Oct. 27, Nov. 3, 2005-3451


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT
OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL
CIRCUIT OF THE STATE
OF FLORIDA, IN AND FOR
POLK COUNTY
CIVIL DIVISION
MORTGAGE ELECTRONIC REGIS-
TRATION SYSTEMS, INC.,
Plaintiff,
vs.
MICHAEL LANDON SMITH; THE
UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF MI-
CHAEL LANDON SMITH; PAM-
ELA JONES, IF LIVING, INCLUD-
ING 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;
STATE OF FLORIDA; WHETHER
DISSOLVED OR PRESENTLY EX-
ISTING, TOGETHER WITH ANY
GRANTEES, ASSIGNEES, CREDI-
TORS, LIENORS, OR TRUSTEES
OF SAID DEFENDANTS) AND
ALL OTHER PERSONS CLAIMING
BY, THROUGH, UNDER OR
AGAINST DEFENDANTSS; UN-
KNOWN TENANT #1; UN-
KNOWN TENANT #2,
Defendant(s).
CASE NO.
2005-CA-3555-SEC 04
NOTICE OF ACTION
TO:
PAMELA JONES, IF LIVING,
INCLUDING ANY UNKNOWN
SPOUSE OF SAID DEFEN-
DANT(S), IF REMARRIED,
AND IF DECEASED, THE RE-
SPECTIVE UNKNOWN HEIRS,
DEVISEES, GRANTEES, AS-
SIGNEES, CREDITORS, LIEN-
ORS, AND TRUSTEES, AND
ALL OTHER PERSONS
CLAIMING BY, THROUGH,
UNDER OR AGAINST THE
NAMED DEFENDANTS)
Whose location are/is unknown.
YOU ARE HEREBY required to
file your answer or written de-
fenses, if any, in the above pro-
ceeding with the Clerk of this
Court, and to serve a copy thereof
upon the plaintiff's attorney, whose
name and address appears
hereon, on or before November
28, 2005 the nature of this pro-
ceeding being a suit for foreclo-
sure of mortgage against the fol-
lowing described property, to wit:
THAT PART OF LOT M, OF
THE RESUBDIVISION OF
BLOCKS 10, 11, 12, 13, 14,
15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22,
23, 26 OF GOLF VIEW
PARK, ACCORDING TO THE
PLAT THEREOF, AS RE-
CORDED IN PLAT BOOK 27,
PAGE 37, OF THE PUBLIC
RECORDS OF POLK
COUNTY, FLORIDA; DE-
SCRIBED AS LOTS 12, 13
AND 14, BLOCK 14, OF THE
MAP OF GOLF VIEW PARK,
ACCORDING TO THE PLAT
THEREOF, AS RECORDED
IN PLAT BOOK 14, PAGE 23,
OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS
OF POLK COUNTY, FLOR-
IDA.
a/k/a 3231 HOLLY STREET,
, LAKE WALES, FLORIDA
33898
If you fail to file your answer or
written defenses in the above pro-
ceeding, on plaintiff's attorney, a
default will be entered against you
for the relief demanded in the
Complaint or Petition.
If you are a person with disabilities
who needs any accommodation in
order to participate in this pro-
ceeding, you are entitled at no
cost to you, to the provision of cer-
tain assistance. Please contact the
Office of the Court Administrator,
(863) 534-4690, within two (2)
working days of your receipt of this
notice; if you are hearing or voice
impaired, call TDD (863) 534-7777
or Florida Relay Services 711.
Dated at Polk County this 25th
day of October, 2005.
RICHARD M. WEISS
CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT
By /s/ Tamika Joiner
Deputy Clerk
(Seal)
Oct. 27, Nov. 3, 2005-3440 ,

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR
POLK COUNTY, FLORIDA
PROBATE DIVISION
IN RE: ESTATE OF
LEE BERRY,
Deceased.
File No.
05-CP-2424
NOTICE TO CREDITORS
The administration of the es-
tate of LEE BERRY, deceased,
whose date of death was May
1, 2004, File Number O05CP-
2424, is pending in the Circuit
Court for Polk County, Florida,
Probate Division; the address of
which is P.O. Box 9000, Drawer
CC-1, Bartow, FL 33831-9000.
The names and addresses of tne
personal representative and the
personal representative's attorney
are set forth below.
All creditors of the decedent
and other persons having claims
or demands against decedent's
estate on whom a copy of this no-
tice has been served must file
their claims with this court WITHIN
THE LATER OF 3 MONTHS 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.


twenty (120) days.
The Bartow Municipal Airport De-
velopment Authority reserves the
right to waive any informalities or
irregularities in or reject any or all
bids and to award or refrain from
awarding a Contract for the work.
BARTOW MUNICIPAL AIRPORT
DEVELOPMENT AUTHORITY
Date: October 25, 2005
By: Cynthia L. Barrow
Executive Director .
Oct. 27, 31. 2005-3439FR


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR
POLK COUNTY, FLORIDA PRO-
BATE DIVISION
IN RE: ESTATE OF
MICHAEL J. ALTENBURGER,
Deceased.
File No.
05-CP-2244
DIVISION: Probate
NOTICE TO CREDITORS
(Summary Administration)
TO ALL PERSONS HAVING
CLAIMS OR DEMANDS AGAINST
THE ABOVE ESTATE
You are hereby notified that an
Order of Summary Administration
has been entered in the estate of
Michael J. Altenburger, de-
ceased, File Number 05-CP-2244;
by the Circuit Court for Polk
County, Florida, Probate Division,
the address of which is Post Office
Box 9000, Drawer CC-04, Bartow,
FL 33831-9000; that the dece-
dent's date of death was August
11th, 2005; that the total value of
the estate is $0.00 and that the
names and addresses of those to
whom it has been assigned by
such order are:
Marilyn Altenburger
2724 Berkley Avenue
Lakeland, FL 33803
ALL INTERESTED PERSONS ARE
NOTIFIED THAT:
All creditors of the estate of
the decedent and persons hav-
ing claims or demands against
the estate of the decedent
other than those for whom pro-
vision for payment was made in
the Order of Summary Admin-
istration must file their claims
with this court WITHIN THE
TIME PERIODS SET FORTH IN
SECTION 733.702 OF THE
FLORIDA PROBATE CODE.
ALL CLAIMS AND DEMANDS
NOT SO FILED WILL BE FOR-
EVER BARRED.
NOTWITHSTANDING THE
TIME PERIOD SET FORTH
ABOVE, ANY CLAIM FILED TWO
(2) OR MORE YEARS AFTER THE
DECEDENT'S DATE OF DEATH
IS BARRED.
THE DATE OF FIRST PUBLI-
CATION OF THIS NOTICE IS Oc-
tober 27, 2005.
Person Giving Notice:
Marilyn Altenburger
2724 Berkley Avenue
Lakeland, FL 33803
TROIANO & ROBERTS, P.A.
Attorneys for Person Giving Notice
317 SOUTH TENNESSEE AVE-
NUE
LAKELAND, FL 33801-4617
Telephone: (863) 686-7136
By: D.A. TROIANO, ESQ.
Florida Bar No. 0082260
Oct. 27, Nov. 3, 2005-3454







BARTOW MUNICIPAL AIRPORT
DEVELOPMENT AUTHORITY
NOTICE TO BIDDERS
Sealed bids, subject to the condi-
tions herein, will be received until
2:00 P.M., December 8, 2005, in
the office of the Executive Direc-
tor, located at the Bartow Munici-
pal Airport and Industrial Park,
U.S. Highway 17 North, Building
420, Bartow, Florida, 33830, and
at that hour opened and publicly
read, for furnishing all labor and
materials and performing all work
connected with a project for New
GA Terminal Building at the Bar-
tow Municipal Airport.
A MANDATORY Pre-Bid Confer-
ence is scheduled for November
16, 2005 at 10:00 A.M. in the
Authority's Conference Room at
the above address. ATTEN-
DANCE BY ALL PROSPECTIVE
PRIME BIDDERS IS MANDA-
TORY. Bid submitted by Bidders
not in attendance at this sched-
uled MANDATORY Pre-Bid Con-
ference will not be accepted.
Bidders are invited to submit pro-
posals for this work on the pro-
posal forms provided. Other pro-
posal forms will not be accepted.
The complete examination and un-
derstanding of the construction
drawings, plans, specifications,
Contract Documents and site of
the proposed work is necessary to
properly submit a proposal. Con-
struction plans, Specifications and
Contract Documents are available
for examination in the office of the
Airport Director (Phone: 863-533-
1195) or may be obtained after
November 7, 2005, from the office
of URS Corporation Southern,
7650 West Courtney Campbell
Causeway, Tampa, Florida 33607-
1462, (Phone: 813-636-2451;
contact Bill Prange) for the non-re-
fundable amount of $250.00.
Checks shall be made payable to
URS Corporation. Bidders are re-
quested to telephone in advance
of going to the URS Corporation
Southern office to ensure sufficient
sets will be available.
A bid bond in the form as bound in
the Contract Documents or Certi-
fied Check in the amount of not
less than five percent (5%) of the
total amount bid must accompany
each bid proposal.
Successful bidder will be required
to execute and to provide a Public
Construction Bond as defined in
F.S. 255.05.
The Bartow Municipal Airport De-
velopment Authority, in accor-
dance with Title VI of the Civil
Rights Act of 1964 (42 U.S.C.
2000d) and 49 CFR, Part 26 Par-
ticipation by Disadvantaged Busi-
ness Enterprises in Department of
Transportation Programs, hereby
notifies all bidders that it will af-
firmatively ensure that disadvan-
taged business enterprises are af-
forded full opportunity to submit
bids in response to this invitation
and will not be discriminated
against on the grounds of race,
color, sex or national origin in con-
sideration for an award.
No bid may be withdrawn after
closing time for the receipt of pro-
posals for a period of one hundred


Telefax: (772) 234-5509
Oct. 27. Nov. 3, 2005-3415





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Oct. 27, 2005-3426


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
10TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN
AND FOR POLK COUNTY,
FLORIDA
GENERAL JURISDICTION DIVI-
SION
MORTGAGE ELECTRONIC REG-
ISTRATION SYSTEMS, INC.,
PLAINTIFF,
VS.
UNKNOWN HEIRS, BENEFICI-
ARIES, DEVISEES, ASSIGNEES,
GRANTEES, LIENORS, CREDI-
TORS, TRUSTEES AND ALL
OTHERS WHO MAY CLAIM AN
INTEREST IN THE ESTATE OF
GEORGE R. CLOSE A/K/A
GEORGE RICHARD CLOSE, DE-
CEASED, ET AL.,
DEFENDANTSS.
CASE NO:
05-CA-2769-11
NOTICE OF ACTION
CONSTRUCTIVE SERVICE
TO: UNKNOWN HEIRS, BENEFI-
CIARIES, DEVISEES, ASSIGN-
EES, GRANTEES, LIENORS,
CREDITORS, TRUSTEES AND
ALL OTHERS WHO MAY CLAIM
AN INTEREST IN THE ESTATE
OF GEORGE R. CLOSE A/K/A
GEORGE RICHARD CLOSE
whose residence is unknown if
he/she/they be living; and if
he/she/they be dead, the unknown
defendants who may be spouses,
heirs, devisees, grantees, assign-
ees, lienors, creditors, trustees,
and all parties claiming an interest
by, through, under or against the
Defendants, who are not known to
be dead or alive, and all parties
having or claiming to have any
right, title or interest in the prop-
erty described in the mortgage be-
ing foreclosed herein.
YOU ARE HEREBY NOTIFIED that
an action to foreclose a mort-
gage and enforce a lost note
and/or mortgage on the follow-
ing property:
LOT 248, PINE GLENN
SUBDIVISION, PHASE
III, DESCRIBED AS:
THE SOUTH 132 FEET
OF THE NORTH 1482
FEET OF THE WEST
330 FEET OF SECTION
8, TOWNSHIP 27
SOUTH, RANGE 24
EAST, POLK COUNTY,
FLORIDA, LESS AND
EXCEPT THE RIGHT OF
WAY.
has been filed against the cor-
poration and the corporation is
required to serve a copy of
your written defenses, if any,
to it on DAVID J. STERN, ESQ.
Plaintiff's attorney, whose ad-
dress is 801 S University Drive,
#500, Plantation, FL 33324 on
or before November 28. 2005
(no later than 30 days from
the date of the first publication
of this notice of action) and file
the original with the clerk of
this court either before service
on Plaintiff's attorney or imme-
diately thereafter; otherwise a
default will be entered against
you for the relief demanded in
the complaint or petition filed
herein.
WITNESS my hand and the seal
of this Court at POLK County,
Florida, this 21st day of Qcto -
bar, 2005.
RICHARD M. WEISS
CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT
BY: /s/ Tamika Joiner
DEPUTY CLERK
(Seal)
Oct. 27, Nov. 3, 2005-3432



IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR
POLK COUNTY, FLORIDA
PROBATE DIVISION
IN RE: ESTATE OF-
SHIRLEY SAVAGE,
Deceased.
File No.
05-CP-2334
NOTICE TO CREDITORS
The administrationn of the es-
tate of Shirley Savage, de-
ceased, whose date of death
was January 8, 2005, File Num-
ber 05CP-2334, is pending in
the Circuit Court for Polk
County, Florida, Probate Divi-
sion; the address of which is
Drawer CC-4, P.O. Box 9000, Bar-
tow, FL 33831. The names and
addresses of the personal repre-
sentative and the personal repre-
sentative's attorney are set forth
below.
All creditors of the decedent
and other persons having claims
or demands against decedent's
estate on whom a copy of this no-
tice has been served must file
their claims with this court WITHIN
THE LATER OF 3 MONTHS 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 27 2005.
Personal Representative:
Charles E. Savage
1640 6th Avenue
Vero Beach, Florida 32960
Attorney for Ancillary Personal
Representative:
Roger W. LaJoie
Florida Bar No. 279986
Robin A. Lloyd Sr. $ Associates,
P.A.
3545 Ocean Drive
Suite 201
Vero Beach, Florida 32963
Telephone: (772) 234-5500


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photography.' Children, fami-
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Memories. 533-9064.


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MOVING SALE
Saturday, October 29th
8:00-2:00
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come all. Multi family sale.
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190 S. Florida Ave.
Bartow 533-4183

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25 W. Broadway
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Date of Birth

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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.
SIBERIA HUSKY white and
tan, papers, male, great with
kids, friendly. $200. 863-519-
6805/863-581-0464.

FOUND

FOUND
Three orange kittens
in vicinity of Catholic
Church on Kissingen
Avenue on
Sunday evening,
October 23rd.
We are litter trained
& very tamed.
We miss our mommy!!
Call 533-4302


FOUND,
LAND RIDER, mans bike.
534-5034.
FREE
55-GALLON STEEL Drums.
Contain residue of soy-based
printing ink. They're behind
The Democrat on Summerlin
Street. Help yourself.
FREE KITTENS, 1 Black &
White, 1 Siamese, 1 Black, 1
Adult Tabby 11/2 F, 1 Siam-
ese Adult 21/2 Litter trained,
Ready to go. 863-781-5475.
WOOD PALLETS. No two
alike. Stack stuff on 'em. Use
'em for firewood. Just don't
bring 'em back. Outside The
Democrat, Florida Avenue
and Summerlin Street. Come
help yourself.

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



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APARTMENT
FOR RENT
2 BEDROOM, 1 bath, efficien-
cy downtown Bartow area.
New paint. 519-5795.
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.
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.
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all utilities included, swimming
pool. 533-5553.
LARGE 1 bedroom, stove, re-
frigerator, ac. Good location.
No pets. Suitable for adults.
533-4088.
HOUSE
FOR RENT
495 NORTH Oak. 3 bedroom,
2 bath very nice two story,
large home. $925 month/$925
security. King Real Estate
Services. 533-4119.
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407-361-0858.
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FOR SALE
129 PINK vinyl stack chairs at
$3.00 a piece. Call 863-519-
6940.
CAMP ONLY, River Ranch, 2
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mobile home, well w/pump,
separate shower and bath-
room outside. Travel trailer al-
so on lot. $2,000, OBO. Call
665-2246 or 533-8019 after 5
p.m. for more information.
CAMPER 94, sleeps 6, excel-
lent condition, $8,000. 280-
0612.
HOT TUB/SPA. 5 person, like
new, waterfall, 24 jets, 5 hp
pump, redwood cabinet. Sac-
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NICE BLACK Chita bedroom
set-full size bed/headboard,
dresser/mirror, 5 drawer
chest. $200. 863-519-6805/
863-581-0464.


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FOR SALE
AUTO PARTS for Jeep '94
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needed for local motor cross
track. Saturday night 7:00
p.m.-10:00 p.m..$10 per hour.
863-224-0238.
RECEPTIONIST: ENTRY lev,
el position, multi-line phones,
customer service, general of-
fice duties. Call Karla 8:00-
4:00 @ 519-6756 or fax re-
sume 534-1616.
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.
CHURCH MUSICIAN. 863-
285-9373.
DO YOU love candles? Party
Like Gifts, Inc. the leading di-
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career opportunities for new,
independent consultants.
Start your own business with
no cash investment, no inven-
tory and no deliveries. Earn
income immediately up to $35
per hour. For more informa-
tion call Barb Erickson at 863-
648-1009.

MEDICAL
HELP -.7" T-,D
IMMEDIATE OPENINGS
CNA's, HHA, Caregivers
companions. Call Beth,
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FINANCE DIRECTOR-City of
Fort, Meade. Salary DOQ:
starting $50,000.
Full-service city with electric,
naturall gas, water and sewer
es. Job requirements in-
A-: or MS degree from
accredited college, university
in public business, administra-
tion, finance, accounting, 5
years gov't finance experi-
ence preferred. Strong skills
in AS 400, Microsoft Office
XP. Open til filled. Resumes
to : Katrina Powell, City Mgr. 8
W. Broadway, Fort Meade,
FL> 33841.
FOOD PROCESSOR and
Servers wanted in Bartow.
Contact Kim Martin 604-8828
after 2 p.m.
FULL TIME Bartender needed
at The Country Club, located
at 245 Hwy 17, Bowling
Green. Please apply in person
or call Sheila or Debbie at
863-375-9988.
JRS
Geo Services
Drilling & Boring
Full time positions
available call 425-0275
MANAGER, MANAGER-
TRAINEE, clerk. Apply XYZ
Liquors, 295 US Highway 17
South, Bartowv.
MECHANIC Bowling Green
Small Engine. Must have
tools and transportation. Call
863-375-4056.
NEEDED PART-TIME caution
flon,.,ers local motor cross
h..,. Wednesday / Thursday
5:00-10:00. Saturday 9:00-
3:00 / 5:00-10:00. Sunday
9:00-4:00. 224-0238.
PART-TIME LEASING con-
sultant for brand new proper-
ty. Tax credit experience pre-
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Spooky

And Safe

Halloween

Tips

As Halloween approaches,
the U.S. Consumer Product
Safety Commission (CPSC) is
providing tips to prevent
injuries to trick-or-treaters.
"We encourage everyone
who celebrates Halloween to
use our safety tips to prevent
injuries. Homemade cos-
tumes in particular can pre-
sent a fire hazard if not made
with flame-resistant fabrics,"
said CPSC Chairman Hal
Stratton.
Consumers can make this
year's holiday a safe one by
following these safety tips on
costumes, treats and decora-
tions.
Costumes
When purchasing cos-
tumes, masks, beards and
wigs, look for flame-resistant
fabrics such as nylon or poly-
ester, or look for the label
"Flame Resistant." Flame-
resistant fabrics will resist
burning and should extin-
guish quickly. To minimize
the risk of contact with can-
dles and other fire sources,
avoid costumes made with
flimsy materials and outfits
with big, baggy sleeves or bil-
lowing skirts.
Purchase or make cos-
tumes that are light, bright
and clearly visible to
motorists.
For greater visibility dur-
ing dusk and darkness, deco-
rate or trim costumes with
reflective tape that will glow
in the beam of a car's head-
lights. Bags or sacks also
should be light colored or
decorated with reflective
tape. Reflective tape is usually
available in hardware, bicycle
and sporting goods stores.
Children should carry
flashlights to see and be seen.
Costumes should fit welt
and not drag on the ground to
guard against trips and falls.
Children should wear
well-fitting, sturdy shoes.
Oversized high heels are not a
good idea.
Tie hats and scarves
securely to prevent them from
slipping over children's eyes
and obstructing vision.
If your child wears a
mask, make sure it fits secure-
ly, provides adequate ventila-
tion, and has eye holes large
enough to allow full vision.
Swords, knives and simi-
lar costume accessories
should be made of soft, flexi-
ble materials.
Treats
Warn children not to eat
any treats until an adult has
examined them carefully for
evidence of tampering.
Carefully examine any
toys or novelty items received
by trick-or-treaters under
three years of age. Do not
allow young children to have
any items that are small
enough to present a choking
hazard or that have small
parts or components that
could separate during use
and present a choking hazard.
Decorations
Keep candles and jack-o'-
lanterns away from landings
and doorsteps where cos-
tumes could brush against the
flame.
Remove obstacles from
lawns, steps and porches
when expecting trick-or-
treaters.
Indoors, keep candles


and jack-o'-lanterns away
from curtains, decorations
and other combustibles that
could catch fire. Do not leave
burning candles unattended.
Don't overload extension
cords.