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Area Bu

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Christmas Light Parades

In Bartow, Fort Meade

Page 1B


Tle Polk County


Democrat Vol. 75, No. 30


Bartow, Florida 33830


www.polkcountydemoci


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Entertaining Advice

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THURSDAY
December 8, 2005
Copyright 2005 Frisbie Publishing Co., Inc.


Polk 'Free Speech Zone'


Insurance Requirement

Remains at $500,000


FOR MORE THAN 50 YEARS, Bartow Garden Club members
have met in early December to assemble the biggest wreath in town.
They spent Wednesday morning attaching greenery to the wreath
form in front of the Dept. of Transportation building. Later, DOT
workers used a crane to hoist the wreath in place on the front of the
entry way, where it will remain until January. Those working on the


BHS/IB TV Program

Wins National Awards


Two Polk high schools have
received awards from national
organizations for their school
television news programs.
Bartow High School / Inter-
national Baccalaureate, under
the supervision of teacher
Melissa Whitson, won first and
second places in the daily news
show category of the Missouri-
based Student Television
Network.
Approximately 500 of the best
high school television programs
submitted news shows for the
award. Bartow/IB has won out-
right or shared first place in the
county's annual Video Awards in
the hews show category for the
past seven years.
Lakeland's George Jenkins
High School, under the supervi-
sion of teacher Rick Jansen,


earned a first place in the
Channel One network's newscast
category.
Channel One is a news net-
work that broadcasts to more
than 12,000 middle and high
schools nationally and named
Jenkins' newscast best among
those in its high school network.
George Jenkins has shared
first place in the county's annual
Video Awards in the news show
category for the past three years.
Further information on the
awards are available from Abdu
Taguri, assistant superintendent
of information systems and tech-
nology, at 534-0708 or by visiting
http://studenttelevision.com/hon-
ors.html and http://channelone.
com/games/2005/05/31/journal-
ismaward/.


wreath this year were (not in order) Oren Barnhart, Hope Barnhart,'
Rhoda Whitten, Rita Hilton, Betty Jean Bryan, Georgan Sumner,
Beth Mead, Evelyn Brown, Mae Hartsaw, Eda Marchman, Audrey
Swindal, Carolyn Hinton, and Chairman Sandy Sewell (third from
right). (Staff photo by Peggy Kehoe)



Yard Sale And Antique

Fair Planned Dec. 10


Downtown Bartow will be
full of bargains and beautiful
antiques on Saturday.
Bartow's monthly Main
Street Market and Antique Fair
will include a city wide yard
sale again this weekend.
On Saturday, Dec. 10, from 8
a.m. to 3 p.m., the Oaks
Parking Lot at the corner of
Parker Street and Wilson
Avenue will bustle with buyers
and sellers.


Individuals, churches, clubs
and organizations are invited to
take part in the yard sale for
free.
No preregistration is neces-
sary, and Main Street Bartow
will do all advertising for the
event.
For more information on the
yard sale, Antique Fair or Main
Street Bartow, call Tom Walkup
at 661-3945, or Mary Jordan at
519-0508.


Christmas Notes Offers

Hayride, Hot Cocoa


Family Christmas fun will
be offered in a free program
from Polk County Leisure
Services on Saturday, Dec. 10,
at Homeland Heritage Park.
"Christmas Notes," a free
event, will feature photos with
Santa, a caroling hayride, live
entertainment, and compli-
mentary hot cocoa and cookies,
from 5 to 8 p.m.
A day of fun for children,
while parents shop or prepare
for the holidays, is planned for


Saturday, Dec. 17, from 8 a.m.
to noon at the Eloise Resource
Center.
This is a free event for chil-
dren in grades K 6. Festivities
include arts and crafts, games,
prizes, holiday movies, cookie
decorating and more.
Capacity is limited so call to
reserve the child's space by
Dec. 14. For more information
call Polk County Leisure
Services at 534-4340.


Raises Approved


For Top Three


City Officers


By S. L. FRISBIE, IV
Publisher

An effort by County
Commissioner Randy Wilkinson
to reduce or waive the county's
insurance requirements to allow
the American Civil Liberties
Union to hand out literature at
the county's "free speech zone" on
Dec. 15 was rejected by his fellow
commissioners.
Matthew Staver, president of
Liberty Council, told commission-
-ers by phone that he would
defend the county for free if the
ACLU files suit challenging the
county's requirement to post a
$500,000 liability insurance poli-
cy.
But he recommended that the
insurance requirement be low-
ered or eliminated, and predicted
that the ACLU might prevail in
its threatened lawsuit.
In response to an inquiry from
Commissioner Paul Senft, County
Atty. Joseph Jarret said that the
ACLU or any other organization
can hand out literature on the
sidewalk in front of the county
administration building without
a permit and without buying
insurance. The only limit is that
traffic not be impeded, he said.


The insurance requirement is
for use of a small area on the
lawn set aside for anything from
protest demonstrations to
manger scenes.
The ACLU applied for a permit
to hand out literature on Dec. 15
from a manned display, Jarret
said, and was denied for failing to
meet the insurance requirement.
The denial had nothing to do with
the material that the ACLU
wanted to distribute, he added.
Bartow's First Baptist Church
was given a permit to put up a
Christmas display after it
secured the $500,000 insurance
policy. That is the amount of self-
insured coverage that the county
has to pay before its own insur-
ance coverage cuts in.
Florida law limits judgments
against government agencies to
$100,000 per injury and $200,000
per occurrence, but the
Legislature can and sometimes
does grant exceptions.
"The difference would come out
of our pocket," Senft said.
Wilkinson acknowledged that
he seldom sides with the ACLU,
but that he respects the organiza-
tion and noted that it filed a brief
on behalf of right-wing commen-
tator Rush Limbaugh in his


attempt to protect the privacy of
his medical records.
He said the ACLU wants to
hand out materials about the Bill
of Rights.
In a teleconference phone call
with Staver, whose organization
often does legal battle with the
ACLU, Staver cited a case in
which Orlando International
Airport attempted to impose a
$500,000 liability requirement for
distribution of literature at the
airport's food court.
He said that' the court held
that there "can't be excessive ..
monetary limits" imposed on free-
dom of expression. Government
agencies may impose reasonable
"application or administrative
fees" to cover costs incurred,
Staver said.
Of Polk's $500,000 require-
ment, he said: "It probably would
be difficult to defend in court."
But he said he would stand by his
commitment to defend the county
without charge.
It is difficult for most people to
find a company which will write
the coverage, he said.
Staver said it is easier for an
organization to get a liability

(See Page 5A Col. 6)


Fort Meade Man Fights


To Recover From Fall


By JANICE JARED
Staff Writer

A Fort Meade resident, 49-
year-old Kevin Chioma, was
involved in a serious accident
Nov. 25, that doctors say could
leave him a quadriplegic.
The family had gone to the
home of Chioma's parents, John
and Norma Sue Chioma in Cocoa
Beach, for Thanksgiving.
The next day, Kevin Chioma
was helping his dad cut down a
tree in their yard. The men had
tied a rope to the branch being
cut off in order to pull a severed
branch away to keep it from
falling on the house.
During the process, Chioma,
who was on a 20-foot ladder with
a chainsaw, lost his balance and
fell to the ground on his neck and
shoulders.
Emergency workers were
there within minutes, and he was
taken by medivac to Holmes
Regional Medical Center in
Melbourne.
Doctors said his spine was not
completely severed, but some
parts were broken and complete-
ly shifted. Surgery was complet-
ed Nov. 26 to repair some of the
damages.
Chioma is in a halo, which is a
piece of equipment that encircles
and is fixed to the head of a


patient to destabilize the cervical
spine, and is on a ventilator.
At this time, his family says,
he is paralyzed from his neck
down. Doctors said that after
three months, he may be trans-
ferred to a rehabilitation center,
perhaps in Houston.
The family is hopeful he would
get to come,home to Fort Meade
by the summer.
Doctors have said that
Chioma could regain the use of
some parts of his upper body
with extensive therapy; however,
they say a miracle is needed if he
is able to use the lower part of his
body again.
Chioma, who teaches railroad
safety courses to school children,
has always been in great health
and has never before had a hos-
pital stay, his family said.
He works for the State of
Florida Department of
Transportation as a federal rail-
road inspector. His employer has
said he would do everything he
could to keep him employed for
as long as they can find any job
he is able to do.
His wife, Diann, also works for
the Department of
Transportation, in the traffic
operations department. She has
been unable to work since the
accident, to be at her husband's
side.
Chioma is the current presi-


dent of MADD (Mothers Against
Drunk Drivers) organization,
and his wife is an officer for
MADD.
Chioma also is active in help-
ing the Fort Meade Historical
Society with repair projects.
Their daughter, Shawna, and
their niece, Brittany, who lives
with them, both attend Polk
Community College and plan to
take the next semester off in
order to help the family. :They
will return to school next fall if
all goes well.
The Chiomas also have a son,
Garry Chioma, 27, who; has
moved back home in order to
help.
Chioma, who grew up in Zolfo
Springs, fulfilled a lifelong dream
seven years ago when he was
able to return to this area with
his family.
Shawna Chioma, who related
the information about her dad,
said the family appreciates all of
the prayers and :concern shown
by residents of Fort Meade. She
said offers have been made to
build ramps and help when the
time comes. The family asks for
everyone's continued prayers.
An account for donations has
been set up at Citrus & Chemical
Bank in the name of Kevin
Chioma for those who would like
to help.


A LITTLE WATER unexpectedly coming from the sprinklers in
front of the old courthouse couldn't dampen the spirits of those who
lined the streets on Tuesday night to watch Bartow's Christmas
Parade. The traditional parade ended with a visit ffiom Santa. See
more photos on lB. (Staff photo by Dawn Wade)


Pay raises of three percent for
the three Bartow city officials
whose salaries are set by the city
commission were formally
approved, by the city commission
Monday night.
Commissioners reached infor-,
mal agree ment two weeks earlier.
The commission sets the
salaries of City Mgr. Joseph J.
DeLegge, City Atty. George
Dunlap, and City Auditor Ruth
Trainor. They are the only city
employees who answer directly to
the commission.
DeLegge told the commission
at the Nov. 21 commission meet-
ing that his contract with the city
requires that his salary increase
be at least equal to the raises
given other employees, "and
that's all I'm asking for."
Monday night, he said he was
speaking only for himself and not
for Dunlap or Mrs. Trainor, but
they both said three percent was
fine with them, too.


The new salaries:
DeLegge, $108,212.62, from
his present salary of $105,060.80.
L*" Dunlap (%whose job as city
attoiaeyv is part-time),
$78j1797.47, from his present
salary of $76,502.40.
Mrs. Trainor, $42,033.89,
fromin her present salary of
$40,Q9.60.
'-.Tg, salary increases, like
tho&eef other city employees, will
go into effect on Jan. 1.
Th. commission also:

Oak Trees
Noted Gerald Cochran's pre-
diction that the oaks planted in
downtown Bartow as part of the
Main Street redesign will cause
damage to streets and sidewalks
and are subject to blowing down
in hurricanes.
(See Page 5A Col. 6)


KEVIN CHIOMA, shown with his wife, Diann,
his daughter, Shawna, and his niece, Brittany Ezell,
all of Fort Meade, was involved in an accident at his
parents' home in Cocoa Beach on Nov. 25, that may
have left him paralyzed. He is being cared for at


Holmes Regional Medical Center in Melbourne, and
his wife has been unable to work since the accident.
An account has been set up in his name at Citrus &
Chemical Bank for those who wish to make dona-
tions to the family. (Photo provided)






December 8, 2005


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The Kinslers to Celebrate
Golden Wedding Anniversary


Lois and Duward Kinsler are
celebrating 50 years of marriage.
The two were united in mar-
riage by Rev. Austin McElroy on
Dec. 10, 1955, at First Baptist
Church of Homeland.
Mrs. Kinsler is a homemaker
from Homeland.
Originally from Thomaston,


Ga., Mr. Kinsler is retired from
Yadkinvalley Telephone Com-
pany of North Carolina.
The family of the Kinslers in-
vite all friends of the couple to
help celebrate their golden anni-
versary Saturday, Dec. 10, at 1
p.m., at First Baptist Church of
Homeland.


Minister Speaks to Lions

Of Kenya Mission Trip


Rev. James Hatch, senior
minister at First Presbyterian
Church of Bartow, spoke to the
Bartow Lions Club at their noon
meeting Tuesday of a two-week
trip in which he joined a group of
nine Baptists for a mission trip
to Kenya, East Africa.
While there, the group
founded four new churches, Rev-
erend Hatch said. He spent his
time reaching young African
preachers while others in the
group visited individual huts to
encourage church attendance.
Kenya is approximately three
times the the size of the state of
Nevada, Reverend Hatch said.
Some 25 million people in Africa
have died of aids, he said. While
Africa represents 10 percent of
the world's population, 60 per-
cent of aids victims are on that
continent.
Water born disease also is a
great problem there, causing 80-
percent of the deaths in Kenya.
Reverend Hatch related that
orphans in Kenya number more
than three million. Villagers


there see to the feeding or or-
phans, while the children live as
street persons, often sleeping in
abandoned buildings.
Medical care is inadequate in
Kenya, the speaker said, with
only one doctor for every 85,000
persons. Most of the doctors
practice in the larger cities.
Three Lions clubs are active
in Kenya, all in District 411-A.
"Three thousand dollars
would provide funding for new
water wells in a seven-square-
mile area," Reverend Hatch said.
He encouraged the Lions club
to consider assistance for such a
project.
Reverend Hatch shared 20 of
the some 300 photos he'd taken
during the trip.
The group with which Rever-
end Hatch made the trip to
Kenya plans to return there in
July of 2006. They have a three-
year commitment to Christian
service in that area.
The speaker was introduced
by Paul Puckett.


Farm Bureau's Christmas
Hayride Dec. 16-17 in Bartow


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Jonelle Marie Tirado and Steven
Michael Wood were united in marriage
Friday, Nov. 25, 2005, at 2 o'clock in
the a'terroon, at Bartow Church of
Gud.
The bride is the daughter of Johnny
and Deed.e Platt of Winter Haven. She
is employed at the Bartow Educational
Center.
The bridegroom is the son of Matt
and Susan Nikme of Bartow. He works
at AJll Type- of Aluminum.
Bishop Elli.- R. Martin performed


the ceremony


The bride was gpien in marriage by
her father. She carried a bouquet of
red roses.
Matron of honor was Michelle
Wood, sister-in-law of the groom.
The couple's son, Damian Michael
King, was ringbearer.
Craig Wood. brother of the groom,
was best man.
A reception followed in the fellow-
ship hall at the church.
A honeymoon trip is planned at a


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Christmas revelers are in-
vited to see the lights of George
Street in Bartow the evenings of
Dec. 16 and 17, thanks. to the ef-
forts of Polk County Farm Bu-
reau's Young Farmer and
Rancher committee.
The group will take holiday
light seekers on hay-laden, flat-
bed trailers through Bartow
neighborhoods from 6 to 9 p.m.
on both evenings.
The tour costs $5 a person,
starts at the Polk County Farm
Bureau office at 1715 Highway
17 South, and lasts about a half
hour.
"The Young Farmer and
Rancher committee has been of-
fering the hayride for years as a
way to help folks get into the
spirit of the holiday season," said
YF&R Committee Chairman
Kyle Story. "We play Christmas
music, and provide a hassle-free
way to enjoy neighborhood holi-
day decorations."
Proceeds from the hayride are
used for a college scholarship
awarded each year to a deserv-


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or photo? Please call
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sound financial move. Join


Imperial Polk
Credit Union
NCA 1695 North Broadway Bartow, FL 33831-1363
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ing Polk County high school stu-
dent who chooses agriculture as
a career.
Groups of 10 people or more
are encouraged to make reserva-
tions by calling Polk County
Farm Bureau Executive Director
Heather Nedley at 533-0561 or
by sending e-mail to hnedley@
verizon.net.
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The history of the building of
the American nation may justly
be described as a laboratory
experiment in understanding
and in solving the problems
that will confront the world
tomorrow.
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will give 10% to the High


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Christmas
Cantata
Sunday
In Bartow
First United Methodist
Church of Bartow will present a
Christmas cantata entitled, "The
Voices of Christmas," this Sun-
day, Dec. 11, at 7 p.m., in the
church sanctuary.
The choir is directed by Bon-
nie Allen and accompanied by pi-
anist Carol Keen and organist
Bill Wright.
Holiday refreshments will be
served in the courtyard following
the cantata.
The sanctuary is located at
455 South Broadway.

First Baptist
To Present
Live Nativity
First Baptist Church of Bar-
tow's Adult 2 Department is
sponsoring 'a church-wide live
nativity to celebrate the Christ-
mas season.
The east lawn of the church at
410 East Church Street will be
the location for the presentation
of the Christmas story as told
through narration and music in
three separate scenes.
Performances will be pre-
sented between 7 and 9 p.m. on
Thursday, Dec. 15; Friday, Dec.
16; Thursday, Dec. 22; and Fri-
day, Dec. 23.


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Bartow,

Fort Meade

Parade

Winners
Winning floats in Bartow's
Light Up Christmas Parade,
held Tuesday evening, were:
Best professional Bartow
Regional Medical Center.
Best non-professional -
Pump Crete.
Best school Geneva Classi-
cal Academy.
Best church Bartow First
Assembly of God.
Best animal entry Ridge
Riders.
In Fort Meade's parade, held
Monday evening, the winning
floats were:
Best professional Pump
Crete Incorporated.
Best nonprofessional Shiv-
ers Auto.
Best merchants Fort
Meade Post Office.
Best restaurant La-
Frontera restaurant.
Best theme Mosaic.
Best church Friendship
Baptist Church.
Best original Toys For
Tots.
Best antique car Broadway
Cafe.
SunTrust second place silver
cup award McDonalds.
First place Citrus & Chemical
gold cup award Mosaic.


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Christmas In The Park

Planned For Four Days


Christmas In The Village,
presented by the Florida Fly-
wheelers and Fort Meade Cham-
ber of Commerce, will take place
Friday, Dec. 9, Saturday, Dec.
10, and again on Friday, Dec. 16,
and Saturday, Dec. 17.
Flywheeler Park will be ready
to receive guests from 6:30 to
9:30 p.m.
Admission is a gift to Toys For
Tots, one nice new toy and for lo-
cal food baskets and help organi-
zations in the area, one can of
food per adult.
A $10 donation per adult can
serve as the admission fee also.
All children younger than 10 are
admitted free.
Christmas In The Village
highlights beautiful holiday
decorations throughout the Flor-
ida Flywheeler Park grounds.
Santa's eight John Deere rein-


Lioness Club members taking part in the ise Jackson, and Frances Williams; third row -
event were (from left): front row Nell Hollings- Maggie Chiarini, Jackie Van Orsdale, and Eda
worth and Marietta King; second row Anne Marchman; back Carolyn Hinton. (Lioness
Sullivan, Margaret Altman, Phyllis Bertone, Lou- Club photo)

Lioness Club Holds Annual Christmas Party


Bartow Lioness Club held its
annual Christmas party for the
visually impaired Saturday, Dec.
3, in the fellowship hall of First
United Methodist Church.
Pianist Ginger Fortner played
Christmas music as the guests
gathered. President Carolyn
Hinton greeted guests and intro-
duced Rev. Roy Lowe, pastor of
the church.
The invocation was given by
Rev. John Shivler, pastor of Bar-
tow Pentecostal Church of God.
A holiday meal was furnished
by Lioness Club members. Cen-
terpieces on the tables were pots
of poinsettias, and a festive
Christmas tree was surrounded
by stuffed animals which were
given as favors.
John Boyd sang several selec-
tions and led group singing of


John Boyd sang and led
"group singing of carols at the
Bartow Lioness Club's Christ-
mas party for the visually im-
paired, held:Dec. 3. at First
United Methodist Church.


Christmas carols.
Members and guests enjoyed
a visit from Santa, and favors
and gift bags were distributed.
Mrs. Hinton expressed appre-
ciation to drivers who had


brought guests from Tampa,
Haines City, Winter Haven,
Lakeland, and Mulberry.
A special guest at the event
was Dixie Shivler, director of the
Church Service Center.


deer and Rudolph will be seen.
Old fashioned hayrides with
horses and wagons and local
choirs singing Christmas carols
also will be offered. The high-
light will be a special visit from
Santa.
The park and antique village
all lit up for Christmas will be
worth the trip according to plan-
ners of the event.
Florida Flywheeler Park is lo-
cated at 7000 Avon Park Cut-off
Road.
To get there, travel East from
Fort Meade on Highway 98.
Turn left on Avon Park Cut-off
Road. Follow the signs to the
park, approximately nine miles
from Fort Meade.
For information, call 285-9121
or visit the website at www.flori-
daflywheelers.org.


D.A.N.G.e.R. Band Performing
At Annual New Year's Dance


The annual New Year's Eve
Dance at the Wauchula Elk's
Club will be held on Dec. 31,
from 8 p.m. to 1 a.m.
Entertainment for this year's
event is The D.A.N.G.e.R. Band,
a five-piece group from Florida's
Heartland, featuring three lead
vocalists, Nancy Kitchens, Rusty
Kitchens, and Greg Herndon.
Other band members are Alton
Grantham and Dave Murdock.
Tickets for the event are $25
and include three sets of rock,


country, and dance music from
yesterday and today, performed
by The D.A.N.G.e.R. Band; two
sets featuring Carl "Elvis" Bry-
ant, in an Elvis Showcase, ac-
companied by D.A.N.G.e.R.; an
all-night buffet; and a cham-
pagne toast at midnight.
The Elk's Club is located at
318 West Main Street.
For tickets or more informa-
tion, contact Nancy Kitchens at
863-767-6022.


Mulberry Christmas

Parade Planned Dec. 10


Mulberry Optimist Club will
hold a Christmas parade on Sat-
urday, Dec. 10, at 7 p.m.
Members of the Mulberry Po-
lice Department, Public Works
and Polk County Sheriffs De-
partment will conduct a traffic
pattern change and detour on
State Road 60 form Northeast
12th Avenue to Northeast First


Avenue. This will result in the
east bound corridor of State
Road 60 being reduced to a sin-
gle lane and the westbound traf-
fic diverted to a single late at
Northeast 12th Avenue.
A post parade event is
planned in the downtown area
from 8:30 to 10:30 p.m.


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Free Nature

Walk Saturday

At Lake Ned
Tabitha Eiehl of Polk County
will give a program on gopher
tortoises and lead a nature walk
discovering gopher tortoise tun-
nels at the Street Audubon Cen-
ter on Saturday, Dec. 10, at 10
a.m.
All are invited to go and enjoy
the 42 acres of wooded land on
Lake Ned in Winter Haven.
Call Marvel Loftus at 324-
9657 for more details.
The event is sponsored by
Lake Region Audubon Society.

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Ms. Powell spoke about her-
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and what:'plans are under way to
enhance the beauty of the com-
munity.
She and Dennis Guenther of
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.renovation of corner planter
boxes on Charleston Avenue, she
said. The boxes will be reduced
to seven at each end of the
street, which will make them
easier to maintain.
Planting will be done in the
spring; however, the boxwoods
will be pulled up now and the
beds prepared for planting.
Ms. Powell said it is her hope
.that the boxes will include
blooming flowers or plants with
color.
There was much discussion
about the fountain at Broadway
and Charleston. The fountain re-
quires a great deal of mainte-
nance and expense, Ms. Powell
said. A project to replace the
fountain is in the ;planning:
stages.
Several suggestions were
made, including restoring a
small fountain similar to what
was there years ago.
Ms. Powell reported that city
water and sewer lines were be-
ing replaced, and street lights
were being repaired.
She said that the new police
chief was bringing a "new atti-
tude" to the police force, and
residents should expect more pa-
trolling of the city. She said that
she is enjoying working with
very positive city commissioners,
who care'greatly for the commu-
nity.
Members of the Garden Club
suggested planting calamondin
citrus trees in the medians north
and south of the city to represent
the long history of citrus growers
in Fort Meade; updating and


adding color to the city sign at
-city hall; getting the southwest
corner at the stop light cleaned
up; and the possibility of a uni-
form plan for downtown Fort.
Meade.
There was some discussion of
keeping the Christmas Parade
out of the cemetery, but no solu-,
tions to the problem were found..
: Ms. Powell was given a small,.
gift of appreciation and thanked
for speaking to the club.
The speaker was introduced
by Janice Thompson.


The meeting, was called' to or-
der by President-Bettye Barnett.
The pledge to the flag was led by
Leta Wright, and Lenora Cul-
pepper gave a devotion.
The club's Christmas lunch-
eon is scheduled for Wednesday,
Dec. 21, at the Peace 'River
Country Club. Members and
their guests are welcome.

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December 8, 2005


Editorial





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American Cannot Afford


To Lose the War


It is impossible in the heat of the
moment to accurately predict how history
will judge leaders and events.
We suspect that it will remember:
Richard Nixon not only as the first
President to resign in disgrace, but as the
first President on whose watch America
lost a major war.
George H. W. Bush as the President
who built a mind-bogglingly successful
coalition for Gulf War I, but halted the
attack before a full victory was achieved.
George W. Bush as the President who
launched America's first pre-emptive war,
and did so on the basis of badly flawed
intelligence.
It would appear that Bush II is deter-
mined not to share the legacy of Nixon, a
President who lacked the moral resolve to
see American troops through to victory.
And in that resolve, he has our whole-
hearted support.
America cannot afford to lose another
war, as we did in Vietnam.
Despite the discomforting comparisons
between Vietnam and Iraq, there are major
differences.
In Vietnam, the mission was never
clear.
In Vietnam, we tiptoed in as "advi-
sors," and gradually got mired down in a
war that we didn't have the will to win.
In Vietnam, many soldiers did not
believe in what they were doing.
The war in Iraq had two objectives:
regime change (toppling Saddam Hussein
and his henchmen), arid finding and
destroying weapons of mass destruction. It
now appears that Iraq no longer had
WMDs. For that colossal error in intelli-
gence, the Bush administration must take
full responsibility.
But Hussein is out of power. His bizarre
conduct at his war crimes trial has shown
him to be not only a tyrant, but a madman
as well. The world is a better place without
him at the helm of government.
We built up forces for Gulf War II, and
launched the attack only after we thought
we had the force necessary to achieve vic-
tory. We have since discovered that we
lacked the logistical support to maintain
the momentum, and the jury is still out on
troop strength. But we didn't tiptoe into


Iraq.
And our soldiers most assuredly believe
not only in the mission, but in their accom-
plishments.
By all accounts, our nation-building
efforts have been remarkably successful.
Nation-building is not a classic military
mission; the mission of the military is to
fight and win wars. Nonetheless, we are
creating a better life for the people of Iraq.
Cheap shots from both sides abound.
"Cut and run" is an oversimplification
of the position of those who want to set a
hard and fast deadline for withdrawal.
Their reasoning is flawed, but hardly trai-
torous.
Setting an arbitrary deadline would
announce to' the insurgents a date on
which they would be free to operate with-
out interference by American troops.
The suggestion by the Bush administra-
tion that the press should ignore daily
American casualties and focus only on
nation-building successes is disingenuous.
When American lives are lost on the bat-
tlefield, we all feel the sense of loss.
Neither side in the debate over the war
in Iraq holds the key to final truth, or sole
possession of the moral high ground.
America cannot afford to lose another
war. It would render meaningless the lives
already lost in that war, and it would cre-
ate the perception among our enemies that
America no longer has the resolve to win
its wars.
That is a scenario more frightening than
anything the most strident opponents to
the war can envision.



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Pearl Harbor and Papa Swain


World War 11I veterans are a
declining species; America's
Greatest Generation is shrinking.
That is the nature of life.
But there are still numerous
WWII vets who remember with
pride their service, some of
whom had a front row seat for
Day One of America's entry into
the war: Pearl Harbor Day.
Among them is 81-year-old
Charlie Swain, a regular visitor to
our office. Known to some of our
younger staff members as "Papa
Swain," he is the father of our
assistant bookkeeper, Anita
Swain.
Charlie is proud of his pres-
ence at Pearl Harbor, and
deservedly so. He brought in a
14-year-old copy of The Currents,
a Louisiana monthly publication
of special interest to veterans.
That story, published in
December, 1991, on the 50th


anniversary of the sneak attack
on Pearl Harbor, features an
interview with Charlie.
He was president that year of
the Louisiana chapter of the Pearl
Harbor Survivors Assn., which
was formed in 1958.
Charlie was on mess duty, get-
ting out breakfast groceries
(stores, in Naval parlance),
aboard the USS Vestal. He was
four months out of boot camp.
He recalls feeling the deck
shake beneath his feet, and open-
ing a hatch to the fantail to see
what was going on. What he first
assumed to be a Naval exercise
was the beginning of the "Date
Which Will Live in Infamy."
He watched as a Japanese pilot
released a torpedo headed direct-
ly toward his ship. The missile
passed beneath the Vestal, which
had a shallow draft, and struck
the USS Arizona, sinking it.


"The pilot circled around us. I
could see his teeth; he was smil-
ing," Charlie said.
He and several of his ship-
mates, including the captain,
were thrown into the water by
the blast. The captain ordered the
other men to swim to shore, and
then swam back to his ship.
The captain ordered the burn-
ing lines attaching his ship to the
Arizona cut, and put out to sea.
His ship, which took two hits,
beached on nearby Aiea Flats.
The captain, Commander
Cassin Young, later was awarded
the Medal of Honor.
Also quoted in the article was
Chief Warrant Officer Jesse L.
Randall, who was then a
radioman at a radio intercept
post. Randall said: "The Japanese
Imperial Headquarters sent a dis-
patch to all stations, then all fre-
quencies went quiet. We knew


something was wrong and
reported it to the duty office at
Pearl."
Friends told him that the
Officer of the Day had left orders
that he was not to be disturbed
under any circumstances,
Randall said in the interview.
John L. Headington, a
radioman on the USS New
Orleans, said: "We saw the planes
coming in, and we waved to the
pilots ... and they waved back.
We thought the Army and Navy
were having maneuvers" until he
and his shipmates spotted the
Japanese insignia on the planes.
Both history and myth sur-
round the sneak attack on Pearl
Harbor.
It is fascinating to read about it
in the words of some of the mem-
bers of the armed forces who
were there.


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Compiled from the files of The Democrat by Loyal Frisbie


Fifty Years Ago

Dec. 1, 1955, advertisement:
"Goodbye Table Supply, Hello
Kwik Chek. Bartow's Favorite
Food Store (formerly Table
Supply) has joined the Kwik
Chek-Margaret Ann family of
great food stores!"
Campaign Chm. J.W. Pamplin
announced today that
International Minerals and
Chemical Corp. has increased its
pledge to the Bartow Memorial
Hospital building fund from
$25,000 to $40,000.
Polk County tax collections on
Wednesday last day on which
the four percent discount can be
claimed set a new record of
$1,252,722.07, Tax Collector Ray
Clements announced.
In the 1955 Florida Press Assn.
Better Newspaper contest, The
Democrat placed first for best col-
umn and for best news story;
third for general excellence and
for make-up and typography;
and S. L. Frisbie, IV, was present-
ed a certificate for journalistic
excellence for his new stories
from the eighth annual World
Boy Scout Jamboree held in
August. His articles appeared
daily in the Tampa Tribune, twice
a week in The Democrat, and
weekly in half a dozen other
newspapers in the eight-county
Gulf Ridge Council area.

Forty-Five Years Ago

A 40-year-old unemployed
father of six children was stricken
and died suddenly as he drove on
Main Street Wednesday. His
uncontrolled auto crashed into
three parked cars, knocking one
of them 40 feet onto the court
house lawn.
C.C. Street, Bartow Realtor,
was elected chairman of the Polk
County Centennial Committee,
and immediately announced


plans for intensifying the drive to
complete arrangements for the
year-long observance in 1961.
Phosphate Valley Exposition,
billed as the world's only phos-
phate fossil museum, opened to
the public Saturday, after being
previewed by newsmen from
throughout central Florida.
The Teamsters Union has won
a toe-hold in the rich Polk County
phosphate field for the first time
in the history of the industry with
a ballot box victory at Virginia-
Carolina Chemical Corp. The
vote tally: Teamsters, 348; no
union, 237.

Forty Years Ago

Virgil Ray Judson, 76, a promi-
nent Bartow attorney and veteran
of two world wars, died
Wednesday morning in Lakeland
General Hospital. He was an
active member of the Bartow vol-
unteer fire department for more
than 30 years, and was in law
partnership for 21 years with J.H.
Willson, who is now a circuit
judge.
More than $750,000 in bogus
$20 bills were seized by city,
county, and federal agents this
morning in Lakeland, and two
persons, a man and a woman,
were arrested. Sheriff Monroe
Brannen labeled it Florida's
largest counterfeiting case, and
said one of the two persons
arrested is believed to be the
kingpin of the operation.
A lone gunman robbed a
cashier at W.T. Grant's Toyland of
$98, but dropped the money and
ran when the woman yelled for
help.

Thirty-Five Years Ago

Direct distance dialing will be
available to Bartow's long dis-
tance customers effective Jan. 17,
GenTel officials announced at a


press conference Tuesday. 'The
Jan. 17 conversion will bring
DDD to all the company's eastern
division, which includes Polk
County and part of Hillsborough
and Pasco Counties.
Inter.-Alloys Corp., a steel fab-
rication company headed by John
C. Yost of Bartow, has been
awarded a $1,242,000 contract to
-build 40 portable "scissors"
bridges for the Defense Dept.,
U.S. Rep. James A. Haley
announced.
W.S. Martin, formerly of
Bartow, .was elected president of
the Fort Meade Chamber of
Commerce at the monthly direc-
tors meeting Tuesday.
Capt. Roy E. Shaw of Bowling
Green has been killed in action in
Vietnam while on infantry patrol
near Chu Lai.

Thirty Years Ago

Twenty-two of Bartow's 25 eli-
gible police officers voted in
Wednesday's election, choosing
between Teamsters Local 444 and
no union. The Teamsters won, 22-
0.
Completion of a $100 million
phosphate land sale in Hardee
County was announced today by
President R.R. Baxter of CF
Industries. He and his company
paid W.H. and J.K. Stuart Bartow
brothers, $101,547,592 for a 19,555


acre tract of pasture land in
northwest Hardee County.
Cindy Holley of Fort Meade
and Tommy Bryan of Kathleen
have been recognized as Polk
County's "outstanding 4-H Club
girl and boy."
Some 2,500 employees of US
Agri-Chemicals and their fami
lies took part Saturday in an all
day celebration in Mary Holland
Park of the firm's 3 million man
hour safety record.

Twenty-Five Years Ago

Judge Gunter Stephenson,
Polk County's senior circuit
judge, announced Sunday that he
will retire, effective Feb. 28, after
forty-one-and-a-half years of con-
tinuous public service.
Four Bartow Junior High
School band members, Polly
Bunch, Geri Ramsey, Tim York
and Kern Mundy, have been
named to the 181-member
Florida All-State Junior High
Band.
Some $7,000 worth of stolen
truck parts and a collection of
tools worth thousands of dollars
were found by Bartow police
over the weekend, stashed in a
barn at Homeland. A warrant has
been issued for a suspect who is
believed to have left the area. An
anonymous tip alerted police to
the stolen goods cache.


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Fussell Joins American

Angus Association


' ee Speech Zone


George Wesley Fussell, of
Bartow, is a new junior member
of the American Angus Associa-
tion.
Junior members of the asso-
ciation are eligible to register
cattle in the American Angus As-
sociation, participate in pro-
grams conducted by the National


Luvon
Loyed
Luvon Loyed, 70, of Lenox,
Ga., who has family in Bartow,
died Friday, Dec. 2, 2005, at
Adel Memorial Hospital.
Mr. Loyed was born in Pel-
,ham, Ga., on Sept. 16, 1935, to
Early Bertie Loyed and Agnes
Malloy Loyed.
He was a longtime resident of
Lenox, and a member of North-
side Baptist Church in Cairo,
Ga., where he served as a dea-
con.
Mr. Loyed was a retired diesel
mechanic at Perrin Farm Equip-
ment. He enjoyed watching old
Western movies and Andy Grif-
fith shows. He also enjoyed
drinking coffee and smoking, as
well as hunting and fishing. He
collected animated stuffed ani-
mals and old movies.
Along with his parents, Mr.
Loyed was preceded in death by
one son, Kenny Luvon Loyed;
one grandson, David Luvon
Watts; one granddaughter, Jes-
sica Bruner; two brothers; and
one sister.
Survivors include his wife,
Joyce Ogletree Loyed; three
daughters, Linda, and her hus-
band, Homer Tift, of Sylvester,
Ga., Freda, and her husband,
Renai Watts of Lenox, and
Elaine, and her husband, Mike
Mullis, of Nahunta, Ga.; four
brothers, Don Loyed, Earl Loyed,
and Charles Loyed, all of Bar-
tow, and Thomas Loyed of Mas-
sillon, Ohio; five sisters, Louise
Hammock of Abbeyville, La.,
LouAlice Hayes, Diane Key, and
Jane Palmer, all of Bartow, and
Shirley Wetherington of Mul-
berry; 10 grihdchildren; and 24
great-grandchildren.
Funeral services were held
Monday, Dec. 5, at 2 p.m., in the
chapel of Albritton-Beaumont
Funeral Directors in Tifton, Ga.,
with Rev. Jack Perrin officiating.
Mr. Loyed's grandsons served:
as pallbearers. \
Interment: Staunton Ceme-
tery in Lenox..

David A.
Denham
David A. Denham, 63, of Bar-
tow, died of heart failure Tues-
day, Dec. 6, 2005, at Morton
Plant Hospital in Clearwater.
Born'in Pensacola on April 27,
1942, Mr. Denham moved to
Bartow 35 years ago.
He was a brick mason with
L.H. Smith Construction' Com-
pany in Bartow. He was a mem-
ber of Wildwood Baptist Church.
Survivors include two sisters,
Carrie B. Smith of Bartow and
Shirley Holder of Homeland; two
brothers, Robert L. Denham of
Bartow and Clifford F. Denham
of Pensacola; and many nieces-
and nephews. .
Visitation: Saturday, Dec. 10,
from 10 to 11 a.m., at Whidden-
McLean Funeral Home in Bar-
tow.
The funeral will follow Satur-
day at 11 a.m. at Wildwood
Cemetery in Bartow, with Rev.
Terry L. Coe officiating.


Junior Angus Association and
take part in association spon-
sored shows and other national
and regional events.
The American Angus Associa-
tion is the largest beef registry
association in the world, with
more than 34,000 active adult
and junior members.


William V.
Urban
William V. Urban, 72, of Eu-
faula, Ala., formerly of Bartow,
died Tuesday, Dec. 6, 2005, in
Eufaula.
Mr. Urban was born April 21,
1933.
He was a retired bus driver,
and a veteran of the U.S. Army.
Survivors include his wife,
Geraldine Urban; four children,
Wanda Sharpe and Linda
Thompson, both of Lakeland,
Kenneth Urban of Alexandria,
Va., and Janice Loyed of Bartow;
five grandchildren; and six
great-grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held
in Tennessee.
Arrangements: Loretta Memo-
rial Chapel, Tennessee.



Tony A.
Grimes
Tony A. Grimes, 36, of Miami,
formerly of Bartow, died Thurs-
day, Dec. 1, 2005, at Jackson
Memorial. Hospital in Miami,
from injuries he sustained in a
motorcycle accident.
Mr. Grimes was born in Bar-
tow on Aug. 8, 1969.
He was a store clerk.
Survivors include his father
and mother, Robert Grimes and
Carolyn Grimes, both of Miami;
one son; and one brother.
Visitation: Friday, Dec. 9,
from 3 to 8 p.m., at Gause Fu-
neral Home in Bartow.
The funeral: Saturday, Dec.
10, at 11i a.m., at St. John Mis-
sionary Baptist Church.'
Interment: Wildwood Ceme-
tery in Bartow.



Gerda
Hellinger Lloyd
Gerda Hellinger Lloyd, 64, of'
Lakeland, died of heart failure
Tuesday, Dec.. 6, 2005, at Valen-
cia Hills Health Center in Lake-
land.
Mrs. Lloyd was born in Mu-
nich, Germany, on Feb. 11, 1941.
She was a school bus atten-
dant for the Polk County School
Board.
Mrs. Lloyd was preceded in
death by her mother, Sophie
Reim Hellinger, and her father,
Franz Hellinger.
She is survived by her school
bus family and two friends, Joan
Bigger and April Beeper, both of
Lakeland.
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at the corner of Winter Lake
Road and DeCastro road, be-
tween Lakeland and Winter Ha-
ven.
The event will feature rabies
vaccines. for $5 with county tags


cant cash awards, income protection, r :'. n:
for community volunteer hours, leade-s .
opment, and breakfast with the CEO are only a
few reasons their turnover is lower than the in -
dustry standard. (Photo provided)


available, microchips for $10, and
adoptions will be available for
$40.
The event also features pet
education and grooming tips,
family activities and Santa pho-
tos. Food and drinks also will be
available.
For more information on the
event, call 499-2600.


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was put tup,
-Gillbcrt Keith Chesterton


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rider written on an existing poli-
cy than for an individual to pur-
chase the coverage.
Commission Chm. Jack Myers
alluded a case in which a $1
million abilityy policy had been
uphld -y', the court. He noted
that il. First Baptist Church
-Ld !ft u,he $500,000 coverage.
Sei".l a former insurance
. n'it.', : that such coverage is
f iP~~0-, typically for a premi-
uo) of' 5)0 to $1,000.
He suggested there is less
exposure when people hand out
Ii1, ratu- aF. an airport than
ic.r if; placed on pub-
-...icular'l y a adis-
S .... ...t draw counter-
::,.-. as. Staver agreed
with that assessment.
J.~~~fn old the commission
that "federal precedent is mixed


and muddled" on the question of
liability insurance requirements.
Staver suggested that one
option would be to suspend the
county's insurance requirement
for one-day manned events like
the one proposed by the ACLU.
Wilkinson then offered three
motions, all of which died for lack
of a second:
To suspend the insurance
requirement for one day manned
events, as suggested by Staver.
0 To eliminate the insurance
requirement and hold harmless
agreement entirely.
To reduce the amount of
insurance r.$a1i:-d from
$500,000 to $100,000.
MA'ter ruling .tha. e':,c'i notion
died for lack of a second, Myers
announced:
"The policy remains the
same."



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MOSAIC was a Best Places to Work winner
and Spirit of the Family finalist in the large com-
pany category. They attribute, their low turnover
to advancement opportunities, benefits,,working
conditions, pay, and recognition. Eighty-one per-
cent of their job openings were filled with internal


candidates. To assure the right person is in the
right job, Mosaic involves co-workers at a high
level in the interviewing and hiring process. The
average length of service for their full-time em-
ployees is 16 years, six months. (Photo pro-
vided)


Bartow Businesses Win Polk Works Awards


Polk Works WorkForce 2020,
United Way's Success By 6 and
PCC Corporate College Ihosted
the 2005 Success Rally and Con-
ference last month to honor best
workplace 'and' family-friendly
practices.
Keynote speaker, Jason
Young, a former executive with
Southwest Airlines, shared in-
sights into developing people
and changing company culture.
Award presentations started
with Terry Worthington,' presi-
dent of the United Way of cen-
tral Florida, and Jim Rhodes,
chairman of Success By 6 man-
agement committee, who pre-
sented the "Spirit of the Family"
awards to the most family
friendly workplaces in Polk
County.
Winners were Carter, Bel-
court, & Atkinson, P.A., for
small company, Bright House'
Networks for medium company,
and Polk, County' Board of
County Commissioners for large
company. I
Finalists also were recognized
for their best practices. For
small companies, finalists were
ArrMaz Custom Chemicals,'
Heartland for Children, Lake-
land Housing Authority, and
Technology Research Consult-
ants, Inc. Finalists for medium'
companies were Citrus and
Chemical Bank, Florida Depart-
ment of Transportation, Lock-
heed Martin Financial Services,
and Wachovia. Large, company
finalists were Florida's Natural
Growers, GEICO, Lakeland Re-
gional Medical Center, and Mo-
saic.
Nancy Thompson, Polk Works
executive director, and Phyllis
Watson, chairwoman of Polk
Works Workforce Development
Board,, presented the "Best
Places to Work" awards, to the
top five winners in each of the


size categories.
Small company winners were
Carter, Belcourt, & Atkinson,
P.A., Heartland for Children,
Keith and Schnars, P.A., Lake-
land Housing Authority, and
Technology Research Consult-
ants;, Inc. For medium compa-
nies, winners were Bright House
Networks, Citrus and Chemical
Bank, Lockheed Martin Finan-
cial Services, Mariott Vacation
Club International, and 'Polk
County Clerk of Courts. Winners
for large companies were Lake-
land Regional Medical Center,
Mosaic, Polk County Board of
County Commissioners, Winter
Haven Hospital, and W.S. Bad-
cock Corporation.
The companies completed ap-
plications and were selected by a
panel of nine judges. The judges
forfeited the opportunity for
their companies to apply for the
awards and volunteered their
time and expertise to the selec-
tion process.
The judges were Walter Cole-
man, Florida Southern College;
Adrienne Darby, Fl6rida Small
Business Development Center;
Artis Dukes, Polk County Tax
Collector's Office; Jim Esmond,
Quest Information Services;
Dave Humble, retired director of
human resource's and risk man-
agement; Larry Miller, Spherion
Staffing; Kay West, Early Learn-
ing Coalition of Polk County;
and Bobby Yates,.Lakeland Vol-
unteers in Medicine.
The Best Places to Work
awards, fashioned after the For-
tune 500 list, recognizes the
companies in Polk County which
are taking the lead in developing
quality workplaces to ensure
their competitiveness for a
skilled workforce.
This third annual ranking of
the best companies not only
helps advertise and promote the


winners' status, but recognizes
the quality workplaces that im-
prove the quality 'of life for em-
ployees and their families.
These award -- corfpa-
nies are the most innovative in
the areas of motivating and re-
taining employees, training and
development initiatives and
workplace practices which in-
clude commitment to work/life
issues.
Spirit of the Family awards
were developed-in 2001 to lunor
businesses that provide family
friendly policies and family ori-
ented workplaces. Winners of
these awards demonstrate that
they are committed to providing
policies that improve the local
quality of life by helping emp!oy-
ees balance work and fTamily
commitments.
'The awards breakfast was the
kickoff event to the Success
Rally Conference. Four seminars
followed the breakfast and ad-
dressed innovative solutions to
challenges faced by employers
today.
"Motivating and Retaining
Top Talent" was presented by
Young. Mary Owens, managing
partner of Black Diamond Asso-
ciates, offered hope and cus-
tomer focused insights in "Be-
yond Customer Service."
Jack Levine, founder of Advo-,
cacy Resources, presented fam-
ily-focused policies and programs
in "Creating Family Friendly
Workplaces by Investing in Our
Families, Our Children, and Our
Future."
Third-time Best Places to
Work Award winner Lockheed
Martin offered ways to hire and
train the best talent while work-
ing with limited resources in
their session "Hiring and Train-
ing for Success."


C&C Bank

Host for

Fun Thursday
Citrus & Chemical Bank will
be host for the Greater Bartow
Chamber of Commerce's Fun
Thursday / Business After Hours
Event tonight at the bank, 600
N. Broadway.
The event begins at 5:15 p.m..
is free to all.Ch .1 -,' It ,u' "
and is a way for 'nwi:'" I
to know one another. rI4.' f ','
work in a relaxed soci.' ,toii:-
phere. The Citrus and Chemical
Fun Thursday'is traditionally
the biggest of the year and fea-
tures a Christmas theme and a
visit from Santa
Foi t nu' i iu ,, .. .
the Bartow Chamber at 533-
7125.


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Noted Dunlap's report that
"the end is not in sight" on litiga-
tion oyn the old Philip's
Department Store building on
Main Street. The owners, Neal
O'Toole and Richard McKinley,
have filed suit against the city,
saying that the building was
damaged during the Main Street
redesign work and that the city
wrongfully condemned the build-
ing and required its two tenants
to vacate on 24 hours notice.
Appointed'John Hutto to the
citizens advisory committee to
the Polk Transportation
Planning Organization.
Postponed appointments to
the historic architecture review
board and the board of adjust-
ments.

Deposit Increases

Passed on, final reading ordi-
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increase water and electric
deposits on commercial accounts
that have a poor credit record
with the city. The code 'already
allows that action for residential
accounts.
a Passed on first reading ordi-
nances annexing .39 of an acre
containing the Log Cabin Lounge
on U.S. Highway 17 North, desig-
nating it for commercial use, and
rezoning 4.8 acres, including that
parcel, as C-2 (neighborhood
commercial). Planning Dir.
Robert Wiegers said that chang-
ing to C-2 from C-3 (highway
commercial) will reduce the set-
backs for construction from 50
feet to 25 feet.
Formally adopted the city's
policy of charging residential
electric rates to churches.
Authorized the city to apply
to the Federal Emergency
Management Agency for $20,000
to $30,000 in expenses incurred
in preparing for Hurricane
Wilma.

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BECOMING CHRISTMAS ANGELS stu-
dents, parents and staff at Winter Haven Chris-
tian School donated hundreds of toys, clothing
and gift items for over 200 children for the Salva-
tion Army Angel Tree program. Those volunteer-


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Nabers Book
Signing Set
Drayton Nabers, Jr., chief jus-
tice of the Alabama Supreme
Court, will sign copies of his
book, "The Case for Character:
Looking at Character from a Bib-
lical Perspective," on Friday,
Dec. 9, at 4 p.m., outside the
Southeastern University book-
store in the Pansler Student Un-
ion building.
Copies of the book are on sale
in the bookstore.
Nabors is presenting a semi-
nar for business law, finance and
business ethics students from 2
to 4 p.m. in Johnson Chapel.
Nabors, who was appointed to
the Supreme Court in 2004 by
Alabama Gov. Bob Riley, is in
Lakeland to give the commence-
ment address at Southeastern's
graduation ceremony on Satur-
day.
Justice Nabors graduated
from Yale School of Law in 1965.
He joined the law firm of Ca-
baniss, Johnston, Gardner, Du-
mas, and O'Neal in 1967 as an
associate before becoming a part-
ner in the firm in 1971.
In 1979, Justice Nabers left
private practice to join Protec-
tive Life Corporation, rising to
the position of chairman of the
board and chief executive officer.
He retired from that position
in 2002 and was appointed Fi-
nance Director for the State of
Alabama by Governor Riley.
He served as finance director
until his appointment to the Su-
preme Court.
Justice Nabers is married to
the former Fairfax Virginia
Smathers.
They have three children and
two grandchildren.

Youth Villa
Sets Open
House
Florida Sheriffs Youth Villa,
3350 State Road 60 East, Bar-
tow, will hold its annual Christ-
mas open house on Sunday, Dec.
11.
The event, featuring tours,
will begin at 4 p.m.
For more information, call
533-0371.
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Study Finds Multiple Birth Babies

At Greater Risk For Birth Defects


Nov. 24
Auto theft, 1400 block of West
Steward St., 8:30 p.m.
Nov. 25
Retail theft, Bealls Outlet,
6:31 p.m.; stolen: T-shirt, $16;
shorts, $12.
Vehicular burglary, 1700
block of North Broadway, 7:30
p.m.; stolen: door window, $200;
clothing, $100; diamond ear-
rings, $300.
Burglary, 2000 block of South
Floral Ave., time unknown; sto-
len: 15-inch flat screen TV, $400;
VHS camcorder, $599; AM/FM
CD player, $40; DVD player,
$200; VCR player, $60.
Theft, 400 block of South Flo-
ral Ave., time unknown; stolen:
battery charger, $100.
Nov. 26
Retail theft, Wal-Mart, 2:03


p.m.; stolen: two bottles of per-
fume, $64; eye cream, $16;
shampoo, $5; conditioner, $5;
hair spray, $1.
Theft, 1000 block of Golfview
Ave., 3:48 p.m.; stolen: wallet
with cash, $120.
Theft, Lowe's, 6:25 p.m.; sto-
len: gift card, $239.
Nov. 27
Burglary, 1000 block of
Golfview Ave., 10 a.m.; stolen:
gold rope necklace, $100; gold
earrings, $25.
Retail theft, Race Trak, 12:05
p.m; stolen: gasoline, $30.
Nov. 28
Grand theft, Wal-Mart, 10:10
a.m.; stolen: DVD player/re-
corder, $198; music CD, $14; two
video games, $31; toy, $19; knife
set, $20.
Theft, Oak Hill Cemetery,


2:30 a.m.; stolen: POW MIA flag,
$40.
Vehicular burglary, 900 block
of Forest Dr., 2:30 p.m.; stolen:
stereo with CD player, $300; ste-
reo face plate, $100; two speak-
ers, $150.
Burglary, 1800 block of
Franklin St., 5:30 p.m.; damage
to door frame, $150.
Robbery, corner of Second
Ave. and Gay St., 6:30 p.m.; sto-
len: snake skin wallet, $25; $60
cash.


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before.
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Twins, triplets and other mul-
tiples have a nearly 50 percent
greater chance of being born
with birth defects, and boys tend
to be more at risk than girls, ac-
cording to two population-based
studies conducted at the Univer-
sity of Florida.
UF researchers who studied
all Florida births from 1996
through 2000 found multiples
have a higher risk than babies
born singly of developing 23 of
40 birth defects, such as spina
bifida, according to results re-
cently published online in the
Maternal and Child Health Jour-
nal.
The same team of research-
ers, from UF's Maternal Child
Health Education Research and
Data Center, studied 4,768 pairs
of opposite-sex twins and found
that boys had a 29 percent
higher risk for birth defects than
girls.
This could be because boys
tend to develop at a slower pace,
leaving a little more time for po-
tential problems to arise, accord-
ing to findings published this
month in Birth Defects Research
Clinical and Molecular Teratol-
ogy.
"In the past 20 years, multiple
births have increased because of
greater reliance on assistive re-
productive technology, especially
among women delaying child-
birth until their 30s and 40s,"
said Dr. Yiwei Tang, an assis-
tant professor of pediatrics and a
lead researcher on both studies.
"In offering these options to
women, full disclosure of an in-
creased risk of birth defects
should be made."
Multiples had the highest
risks of having certain brain,
heart, bladder and liver defects.
Although the risks are greater
for multiple-birth babies, the
number of children born with
birth defects is still small. About


3.5 percent of multiples are born
with birth defects, whereas 2.5
percent of single-birth babies
are, the research shows.
"Though birth defects are not
a common occurrence, when they
do occur within a family, it can
be life-altering," said Dr. Jeffrey
Roth, an associate professor of
pediatrics, director of the data
center and a study co-author.
"For the affected family, it
doesn't matter that what has
happened to them is a rare
event."
The team analyzed years of
data from Florida Birth Vital
Statistics and the Florida Birth
Defects Registry, studying
972,694 births for the multiple-
birth study.
Of those, about 28,000 were
multiples, about three percent of
all births.
"The strength of population-
based research is that all women
in Florida who gave birth during
this time period were taken into
account," Roth said.
Among twins, boys were twice
as likely as their sisters to have
defects of the genital and uri-
nary organs and five times as
likely to be born with an obstruc-
tion between the stomach and
small intestine.
But congenital hip dislocation
was 10 times more common
among girls.
Previous research has shown
that boys tend to be more sus-
ceptible to birth defects, but lit-
tle was known about defects
among-opposite-sex twins, who
develop in the same environment
and have similar risks for ge-
netic defects, said Dr. Christine
Cronk, an associate professor
and leader of the birth defects
epidemiology team at the Medi-
cal College of Wisconsin.
"(The UF researchers have)
speculated that certain birth de-


fects, which occur very early in
gestation, have to do with devel-
opmental speed in males and fe-
males," Cronk said. "The as-
sumption is that if (the baby) is
further ahead in development,
that would serve as protection
against defects."
Because older mothers natu-
rally have an increased risk of
giving birth to children with
birth defects, the researchers
used statistical models to factor
out age, race and even education
levels that could have led to in-
accurate results, Tang said. This
way, they only compared babies
born to similar mothers.
This information allows pro-
spective parents, especially those
considering fertility treatments


that will increase their odds of
having multiple children, to
make more informed choices,
said Dr. Michael Resnick, a pedi-
atrics professor and a co-author
of the study.
Informed decisions also in-
crease the .chances that parents
and their physicians will be pre-
pared to provide the best care
should children be born with
birth defects, Resnick said.,
"This study adds to the knowl-
edge to help genetic counselors,
psychologists and physicians to
better prepare parents as to
what the outcomes might be,"
Resnick said. "They can discuss
this information and ask ques-
tions before deciding to start a
family."


Bartow Fire Department

Weekly Summary


Week of Nov. 28-Dec. 4


Type of Call


#_of Calls


Medical Calls 38
Vehicle Crashes 6
Smoke/Odor Investigation 5
Illegal Burning 5
Alarm System Malfunction 3'
Total Emergency Responses 57

Commercial Fire Inspections 7
Public Education 1
Other Non-Emergency Calls 7
Total Non-Emergency Responses 15

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Celebrate Hand Washing Week With

Good Health During Flu Season


Florida Department of Health
(DOH) recognizes National Hand
Washing Awareness Week on
Dec. 4-10 by encouraging Floridi-
ans to thoroughly wash their
hands to reduce harmful bacte-
ria and viruses from entering the
body through their eyes, nose or
mouth.
"By washing hands properly
and following the suggested
hand washing principles, Floridi-
ans may indeed reduce their
risks of contracting influenza,"
said DOH Secretary Dr. M. Rony
Frangois. "There are a number of
microorganisms that can spread
disease, but washing hands with
soap and water will help to alle-
viate flu-like diseases as well as
any germs you may pick up or
spread with your hands."
It is important to wash your
hands often, even when they are
not visibly dirty.
Here are some of the times
that you should wash your
hands:
o Before, during, and after
you prepare food
Before you eat
After using the restroom
After touching animals or
animal waste
After caring for someone


who is sick
After changing diapers
After leaving the play-
ground
After blowing your nose or
sneezing and coughing
Whenever your hands are
visibly dirty
Cough or sneeze into your
elbow to avoid spreading germs
with your hands.
Above all, do not put your
fingers in your eyes, nose or
mouth.
Educators and parents can
encourage children to participate
and excel in hand washing
awareness by downloading the
"4 Principles of Hand Aware-
ness" information at www.henry-
thehand.com, and making a
pledge to become "Champion
Hand Washers."
The Centers for Disease Con-
trol and Prevention estimate
that 36,000 people die from the
flu each year. Many of these
deaths can be related to poor
hand washing.
This national initiative was
put into place to educate adults
and children about the need to
cleanse hands regularly in order
to reduce the number of common
colds.


Frequent handwashing is one
of the best ways to prevent the
spread of infectious diseases.
Proper handwashing can remove
harmful bacteria and viruses,
which can be present on hands.
To properly wash your hands,
use the following technique:
1. Place your hands together
under warm water.
2. Apply liquid or clean bar
soap to your hands.
3. Rub your hands together
for at least 20 seconds (this is
equivalent to singing the "Happy
Birthday" song two times. Clean
all surfaces thoroughly, includ-
ing wrists, palms, backs of
hands, fingers, and under the
fingernails.
4. Rinse the soap from your
hands.
5. Dry your hands completely
with a clean towel (disposable if
possible). Pat your skin rather
than rubbing to avoid chapping
and cracking.
6. If you use a disposable
towel, throw it in the trash.
For further information, visit
DOH's website at www.doh.
state.fl.us and select Food and
Waterborne Disease Surveil-
lance from the drop box.


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10th Circuit Stresses

Lawyer Professionalism


With respect for lawyers at an
all-time low and thousands of
lawyer jokes on the Internet,
judges in Polk, Highlands and
Hardee Counties are stressing
the theme: "Florida's 10th Judi-
cial Circuit where profession-
alism is a priority."
Circuit Judge Ralph Artiglire,
who was appointed a judge in
2002, outlined the program to
the Baifow Rotary Club.
Only 18 percent of Americans
rank the honesty and ethical
standards of lawyers as "high" or
"extremely high," he said.
"There are bad lawyers and
there are very good lawyers and
there are a lot in between," he
said.
Part of the problem of percep-
tion is that most contacts with
lawyers are at a time of crisis,
such as divorce, lawsuit, or
criminal charges, he said.
"Lawyers are not as nice to
other people as they should be;
we're working on that," Artiglire
said, adding that it is important
that both lawyers and judges
show courtesy and patience.
He and other judges conduct
classes on that topic for lawyers.
"It's not an easy subject to
deal with," he said, adding that
for many lawyers courtesy is not
a priority because it is not
viewed as producing profits.


"Judges can require lawyers
to behave in our courtrooms,"
but face the possibility of retalia-
tion' by lawyers whom they of-
fend at the next election or when
they seek appointment to a
higher office, he said.
Artiglire teaches judges how
to require ethical, professional
standards in their courtrooms
and to insist on civility, he said.
"First, you correct lawyer mis-
behavior," he said.
The oath that all Florida law-
yers takes requires them to "ab-
stain from all offensive personal-
ity," he said.
Artiglire has a three-part
- standard:
"If it ain't right, don't do it.
"If it ain't true, don't say it.
"If you have to ask, it ain't
right."
He listed six groups who have
the ability to influence conduct
of lawyers:
Judges.
Other lawyers and mentors.
Peers.
Clients.
SCommunity leaders.
SThe media.

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December Jamboree

Planned In Fort Meade


It's Jamboree time again.
On Saturday, Dec. 10, at 5
p.m., the traditional Fort Meade
December Jamboree offers an-
other opportunity for area resi-
dents to enjoy fun and free en-
tertainment.
Beginning at 5 p.m. Steve
Selby, a country singer from
Davenport, will begin the show.
Mary Wooten, a gospel singer
from Mulberry will then hit the
high notes at 5:30 p.m.
Taking the stage at 6 p.m.
will be Lee Devane and Roberta
Poole from Fort Meade, offering
a variety of entertainment.
Jim Watson, a country singer
from Auburndale, comes on at


6:15 p.m.
Follow-up for the evening's
program will feature Fort Meade
Jamboree Country Volunteers at
7 p.m. They sing and play a vari-
ety of styles of music.
The Jamboree is held at the
Fort Meade Outdoor Recreation
Area which is located one and
one-half miles east of Fort
Meade on Highway 98. Enter-
tainment is free, a concession is
provided, no alcoholic beverages
or drugs are allowed, and every-
one is encouraged to bring a
lawn chair and enjoy the show.
For more information call Lee
DeVane at 285-7776 or visit
www.FMJamboree.com.


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Mosaic has provided a new
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vision to assist Help of Fort
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Christmas baskets.
Help is trying to increase the
number of baskets given to 75
families rather than their usual


50 families.
The tickets are $1 each. If 20
tickets are purchased, three ex-
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All tickets can be purchased
at Help of Fort Meade, 121 West
Broadway, or at Fort Meade
Community Center, 10 Third


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All proceeds will go to help
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December 8, 2005 The Polk County Democrat


I


POLK COUNTY DEMOCRAT
#2006-0056
SALE DATE: 1/12/2006
NOTICE OF APPLICATION
FOR TAX DEED
(CHAPTER 197.512 -
FLORIDA STATUTES)
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT
MTAG CUST FOR PALISADES
ASSET MANAGEMENT LLC
the holder of the following cer-
tificates, has filed said certifi-
cates for a tax deed to be is-
sued thereon. The certificate
numbers and years of issuance,
the description of the property
and the names in which it was
assessed are as follows:
CERTIFICATE NO.
9807
YEARS OF ISSUANCE
5/30/2003
DESCRIPTION OF PROP-
ERTY:
GORDON HEIGHTS PHASE
#4 PB 56 PG 13 LOT
121
Section 27, Township
29, Range 25
PROPERTY ID NUMBER:
27-29-25-362280-
001210
Name in which assessed:
NAQUEL L. ROGERS
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 January
which is the 1 2th day of Janu-
ary. 2006 beginning at 8:30
A.M. with lunch recess at Noon,
until completion; and, if neces-
sary, continue on a day to day
basis under the same condi-
tions as the first sale day, dur-
ing the regular hours of the
Clerk's Office until completion.
IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE
AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES
ACT, PERSONS WITH DISABILI-
TIES NEEDING A SPECIAL AC-
COMMODATION TO REVIEW
TAX DEED SALES SHOULD CON-
TACT: CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT
COURT, ATTN: TAX DEED DEPT,
255 N. BROADWAY, BARTOW,
FLORIDA 33830-9000 TELE-
PHONE (863) 534-4528 OR
534-4529.
DATED this 12/1/2005.
RICHARD M. WEISS,
CLERK OF CIRCUIT COURT
POLK COUNTY, FLORIDA
By: MARY ANN PETROVICH
Dec. 8, 15, 22, 29, 2005-3848







POLK COUNTY DEMOCRAT
#2006-0057
SALE DATE: 1/12/2006
NOTICE OF APPLICATION
FOR TAX DEED
(CHAPTER 197.512-
FLORIDA STATUTES)
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT
MTAG CUST FOR PALISADES
ASSET MANAGEMENT LLC
the holder of the following cer-
tificates, has filed said certifi-
cates for a tax deed to be is-
sued thereon. The certificate
numbers and years of issuance,
the description of the property
and the names in which it was
assessed are as follows:
CERTIFICATE NO.
10193
YEARS OF ISSUANCE
5/30/2003
DESCRIPTION OF PROP-
ERTY:
HOKES SUB DB P PG 84
LOTS 8 TO 10
Section 08, Township
30, Range 25
PROPERTY ID NUMBER:
08-30-25-418500-
000080
Name in which assessed: J D
BOYETTE
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 Janua.y
which is the 1 2th day of Janu-
ary. 2006 beginning at 8:30
A.M. with lunch recess at Noon,
until completion; and, if neces-
sary, continue on a day to day
basis under the same condi-
tions as the first sale day, dur-
ing the regular hours of the
Clerk's Office until completion.
IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE
AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES
ACT, PERSONS WITH DISABILI-
TIES NEEDING A SPECIAL AC-
COMMODATION TO REVIEW
TAX DEED SALES SHOULD CON-
TACT: CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT
COURT, ATTN: TAX DEED DEPT,
255 N. BROADWAY, BARTOW,
FLORIDA 33830-9000 TELE-
PHONE (863) 534-4528 OR
534-4529.
DA [ED this 12/1/2005.
RICHARD M. WEISS,
CLERK OF CIRCUIT COURT
POLK COUNTY, FLORIDA
By: MARY ANN PETROVICH
Dec. 8, 15, 22, 29, 2005-3852


POLK COUNTY DEMOCRAT
#2006-0049
SALE DATE: 1/12/2006
NOTICE OF APPLICATION
FOR TAX DEED
(CHAPTER 197.512 -
FLORIDA STATUTES)
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT
WACHOVIA BANK NA
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.
10525
YEARS OF ISSUANCE
5/30/2003
DESCRIPTION OF PROP-
ERTY:
MITCHELLS C L ADD DB F
PG 45 BLK 0 LOT 1 E 75
FT OF N 110 FT
Section 34, Township
31, Range 25
PROPERTY ID NUMBER:
34-31-25-477000-
03201,2-
Name in which assessed: JOE
NATHAN WEST
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. NOQ
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 January
which is the 12th day of Janu-
arv. 2006 beginning at 8:30
A.M. with lunch recess at Noon,
until completion; and, if neces-
sary, continue on a day to day
basis under the same condi-
tions as the first sale day, dur-
ing: the regular hours of the
Clerk's Office until completion.
IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE
AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES
ACT, PERSONS WITH DISABILI-
TIES NEEDING A SPECIAL AC-
COMMODATION TO REVIEW
TAX DEED SALES SHOULD CON-
TACT: CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT
COURT, ATTN: TAX DEED DEPT,
255.N. BROADWAY, BARTOW,
FLORIDA 33830-9000 TELE-
PHONE (863) 534-4528 OR
534-4529.
DATED this 12/1/2005.
RICHARD M. WEISS,
CLERK OF CIRCUIT COURT
POLK COUNTY, FLORIDA
By: MARY ANN PETROVICH
Dec. 8, 15, 22, 29, 2005-3849









IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF
THE STATE OF FLORIDA, IN
AND FOR POLK COUNTY
JUVENILE DIVISION I
IN THE INTEREST OF:
VM, JM, TM
MINOR CHILDREN
SUMMONS AND NOTICE
OF HEARING ON PETITION
FOR TERMINATION OF
PARENTAL RIGHTS
CASE NO.
JP04-108600-FF
THE STATE OF FLORIDA TO:
MARGARITO MENDEZ
YOU ARE HEREBY NO-
TIFIED that a Petition under
oath has been filed in the
above styled Court for the per-
manent commitment of
CHILDREN'S INITIALS
VM 6-17-1994 female Polk
County, FL, JM 9-14-1996 fe-
male Polk County, FL, TM 1-22-
1998 born to Vickie Norris,
Polk County, FL.
for subsequent adoption and
you are hereby COMMANDEDto
be and appear before MAGIS-
TRATE ROBIN MATHIS JACK-
SON in HEARING ROOM at 9:00
A.M. on the 1st day of February,
2006, for this hearing at POLK,
COUNTY COURTHOUSE,
COURTROOM- Juvenile Divi-
sion, 5th floor Hearing Room
5C1-255 N. Broadway, BAR-
TOW, FLORIDA.
YOUR FAILURE TO APPEAR IN
PERSON WILL BE TREATED AS
A CONSENT TO THE TERMINA-
TION OF PARENTAL RIGHTS
AND YOU WILL PERMANENTLY
LOSE ALL LEGAL RIGHTS AS A
PARENT TO THE CHILDREN)
AS NAMED IN THE PETITION
FOR TERMINATION OF PAREN-
TAL RIGHTS.
YOU HAVE THE RIGHT TO
HAVE AN ATTORNEY REPRE-
SENT YOU IN THIS MATTER. IF
YOU CANNOT AFFORD AN AT-
TORNEY, YOU MUST BE PRE-
SENT AND REQUEST THAT
THE COURT APPOINT YOU AN
ATTORNEY FOR YOU IF YOU
WANT ONE.
"In accordance with the Ameri-
cans With Disabilities Act, persons
with disabilities needing a special
accommodation to participate in
this proceeding should contact the
Children & Families Legal Depart-
ment at 1055 US Highway 17
North, Barlow, 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)
Dec. 8, 15, 22, 29, 2005-3857


8


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN
AND FOR POLK COUNTY, FLOR-
IDA
CIVIL DIVISION
IN RE: FORFEITURE OF:
TWENTY THOUSAND ONE HUN-
DRED FORTY-TWO AND
00/100 DOLLARS
($20,142.00) UNITED STATES
CURRENCY

CASE NO.: 2005CA-004239
SECTION: 11
NOTICE OF FORFEITURE
PROCEEDINGS
Lusiano Mosqueda
120 Poinsetta Drive
Lake Hamilton, Florida
33851
AND ALL OTHER PER-
SONS who claim an interest in
the above-captioned property:
Grady Judd, as Sher-
iff of Polk County, Florida, ("
Polk County Sheriff's Office"),
gives notice of forfeiture pro-
ceedings pursuant to Sections
932.701-707, Florida Statutes,
in regard to the above-de-
,scribed property ("Captioned
Property"). ,
1. Captioned Property was
seized in or near Lake Hamilton,
in Polk County, Florida on or
about September 29, 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 No-
vember 14, 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 1 6th day
of November 2005.
CASSANDRA L. DENMARK, ES-
QUIRE
Polk County Sheriff's Office
455 North Broadway
Bartow, Florida 33830
(863) 534-6294
Florida Bar #0553247
Dec. 1, 8, 2005-3759



IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
10TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN
AND FOR POLK COUNTY,
FLORIDA GENERAL JUIRISDIC-
TION DIVISION
BANKUNITED, FSB,
Plaintiff,
vs.
SHIRLEY HOGAN A/K/A SHIR-
LEY L. HOGAN and MICHAEL
HOGAN, husband and wife, if
living and if deceased, et al.,
Defendants.
CASE NO.:
53-2005-CA-001996-0000-WH
SEC 11
NOTICE OF SALE
PURSUANT TO CHAPTER 45
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN
pursuant to an Order or Final
Judgment of foreclosure dated
November 10, 2005, and entered
in CASE NO.: 53-2005-CA-
001996-0000-WH-SEC 11, of the
Circuit Court of the Tenth Judicial
Circuit in and for Polk County,
Florida wherein BankUnited,
FSB, is Plaintiff and SHIRLEY
HOGAN A/K/A SHIRLEY L. HO-
GAN and MICHAEL HOGAN,
husband and wife, is the Defen-
dant, I will sell to the highest and
best bidder for cash AT THE
FIRST FLOOR, EAST CORRI-
DOR, OF THE POLK COUNTY
COURTHOUSE, 255 NORTH
BROADWAY, BARTOW, FLOR-
IDA 33830, AT 9:00 o'clock A.M.,
on the 15th day of December,
2005, the following described
property as set forth in said Order
or Final Judgment, to wit:
The East Part of Lot 26 of
the Unrecorded Plat of
Greenbriar Subdivision,
Phase One, Described*as:
Beginning at the Northwest
Corner of the SE 1/4 of the
SE 1/4 of Section 35, Town-
ship 29 South, Range 27
East, Polk County, Florida;
Thence North 89"58'27" East
along the North Line of Said
1/4 Section for 664.71 Feet
to the Centerline of a Street;
Thence with Aid Centerline
South 0'06'05" West for
335.00 Feet; thence South
89'58'27" West of 191.50
feet to the True Point of Be-
ginning; thence Continue
South 89'58'27" West for
39.42 Feet; thence North
'006'18" West for 123.00
Feet to the South Line of a
50.00 Foot Road; Thence
with Said South Line North
89'58'27" East for 39.59
Feet; thence South
01'01'33" East for 123.00
Feet to the South Line of a
50.00 Foot Road; Thence
with Said South Line North
8958'27" East for 39.59 feet;
Thence South 01'01'33"
East for 123.00 Feet to the
Place of Beginning; the
Same Now Being the East
Part of Lot 26 of Greenbriar
Subdivision, Phase One, as
Recorded in Plat Book 67,
Page 25.
Also known as: 514-A
GREENVIEW TERRACE,
LAKE WALES, FLORIDA
33853
All sales are to be held at the east
end of the east corridor, first floor,


the East Corridor, First Floor,
Polk Co. Courthouse, located at
255 N. Broadway, Bartow, Flor-
ida, at 9:00 A.M., on December
16, 2005.
IF YOU ARE A PERSON
WITH A DISABILITY 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 ASSIS-
TANCE. PLEASE CON-
TACT THE OFFICE OF
THE COURT ADMINISTRA-
TOR, (863) 534-4690,
WITHIN. TWO (2) WORK-
ING DAYS OF YOUR RE-
CEIPT OF THIS NOTICE
OF SALE; IF YOU ARE
HEARING IMPAIRED CALL:


BARRED.
NOTWITHSTANDING 'THE
TIME PERIODS SET FORTH
ABOVE, ANY CLAIM FILED TWO
(2) YEARS OR MORE AFTER
DECEDENT'S DATE OF DEATH
IS BARRED.
The date of first publication of
this notice is December 1 2005
Personal Representative:
Gail L. Blubaugh
248 Howard Avenue
Lakeland, FL 33815
Attorney for Personal Representa-
tive:
Craig A. Mundy, Esq.
Florida Bar No. 0896470
Craig A. Mundy, P.A.
4927 Southfork Drive
Lakeland, Florida 33813
Telephone: (863) 647-3778
Dec. 1, 8, 2005-3805


of the Polk County Courthouse lo-
cated at 255 North Broadway Ave-
nue, Bartow, Florida. Please note
that the main entrance is located
on Church Street. No entry is pos-
sible from Broadway Avenue. In
the event any temporary change is
necessary, the Clerk will post a "
Notice of Change" at the sale loca-
tion directing the bidders to the
temporary sale location.
If you are a person with a disability
who needs any accommodation in
order to participate in this pro-
ceeding, you are entitled, at no
cost to you, to the provision of cer-
tain assistance. Please contact the
Office of the Court Administrator,
(863) 534-4690, within two (2)
working days of your receipt of this
notice; if you are hearing or voice
impaired, call (TDD) (863) 534-
7777, or Florida Relay Service
711.
DATED this 14th day of Novem-
ber. 2005, at Polk County, Flor-
ida.
RICHARD M. WEISS
Clerk, Circuit Court
By: /s/Lori Armijo
As Deputy Clerk
(Seal)
Dec. 1, 8, 2005-3758


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR
POLK COUNTY, FLORIDA
PROBATE DIVISION
In Re The Estate Of:
EVA MAE JAMES,
Deceased
File Number:
05CP-2554
NOTICE TO CREDITORS
The administration of the estate
of EVA MAE JAMES, deceased,
File Number 05CP-2554, is pend-
ing in the Probate Court, Polk
County, Florida, the address of
which is: Clerk of Court, Post Of-
fice Box 9000, Drawer CC-4, Bar-
tow, 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
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 December 8, 2005.
Personal Representative:
Hazel James Perrella
2806 Schafflind Court
Vienna, VA 22180
Attorney for Personal Representa-
tive:
Joseph A. Morrison
3500 South Florida Avenue; Suite
3
Lakeland, FL 33803
(863) 644-3399
Florida Bar Number: 313793
Dec. 8. 15, 2005-3860




IN THE CIRCUIT COURT
OF THE 10TH JUDICIAL
CIRCUIT OF FLORIDA, IN.
AND FOR POLK COUNTY
FRED FILARDO,
PLAINTIFF,
-vs-
BRUCE LYNN KAUL,
DEFENDANTS.
CASE NO. 53-2005-
CA-001481-0000-00
Section 04
FBN: 079620
AMENDED NOTICE OF
SALE
NOTICE is hereby given that
pursuant to a Judgment of Par-
tition entered in the above
styled cause, in the Circuit
Court of Polk County, Florida, I
will sell the real property situ-
ated in Polk County, Florida, de-
scribed as:
An undivided one-half (1/2)
interesting .lands described
as follows:
Commence at the North-
west corner of the SW 1/4
run East 595.8 feet South
300 feet East 301.52 feet
South 172.11 feet South
16'48' West 55.1 feet for
a Point of Beginning con-
tinue South 16'48' West
145.34 feet South 40 feet
West 70 feet South 183.1 3
feet East 145.4 feet North
100 feet East 110 feet
North 70 feet East 360
feet to the East line Forth
Street Northerly along the
East right-of-way 252.03
feet Northwesterly 190
feet Northeasterly 126.22
feet West 225 feet North-
westerly 128.8 feet to
Point of Beginning, Section
1, Township 30 South,
Range 23 East, Polk County,
Florida.
AND
Begin 595.8 feet East and
300 feet South of North-
west corner of SW 1/4 con-
tinue South 172.11 feet
East 301.52 feet North
172.11 feet West to Point
of Beginning, Section 1,
Township 30 South, Range
23 East, Polk County, Flor-
ida.
at public sale, to the highest
and best bidder, for cash, at


1-800-955-8771; IF YOU
ARE VOICE IMPAIRED
CALL: 1-800-955-8770.
All sales are to be held at the east
end of the east corridor, first floor,
of the Polk County Courthouse lo-
cated at 255 North Broadway Ave-
nue, Bartow, Florida. Please note
that the main entrance is located
on Church Street. No entry is pos-
sible from Broadway Avenue.. In
the event any temporary change is
necessary, the Clerk will post a "
Notice of Change" at the sale lo-
cation directing the bidders to the
temporary sale location.
If you are a person with a disability
who needs any accommodation in
order to participate in this pro-
ceeding, you are entitled, at no
cost to you, to the provision of cer-
tain assistance. Please contact the
Office of the Court Administrator,
(863) 534-4690, within two (2)
working days of your receipt of this
notice; if you are hearing or voice
impaired, call (TDD) (863) 534-
7777, or Florida Relay Service
711.
WITNESS my hand and offi-
cial seal of this Court on this
23rd day of November, 2005.
RICHARD M. WEISS
CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT
COURT
POLK County, Florida
By: /s/ Felicia Borders
Deputy Clerk
(Court Seal)
Dec. 1, 8, 2005-3792





IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR
POLK COUNTY, FLORIDA
PROBATE DIVISION
IN RE: ESTATE OF
DALE A. LOVIN
Deceased.
File No.

NOTICE TO CREDITORS
The administration of the es-
tate of DALE A. LOVIN, de-
ceased, whose date of death
was November 27th,
ZQ05, and whose Social Secu-
rity-Number is 410-82-4401, is
pending in the Circuit Court for
POLK County, Florida, Probate
Division, the address of which
is Post Office Box 9000,
Drawer C-4, Bartow,
Florida 33831-9000. The
names and addresses of the
personal representative and the
personal representative's attor-
ney are set forth below.
All creditors of the decedent
and other persons having claims
or demands against decedent's
estate, on whom a copy of this no-
tice is served must file their claims
with this Court WITHIN THE
LATER OF 3 MONTHS AFTER
THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF
THIS NOTICE OR 30 DAYS AF-
TER THE DATE OF SERVICE OF
A COPY OF THIS NOTICE ON
THEM.
All other creditors of the dece-
dent and persons having claims or
demands against the decedent's
estate must file their claims with
this court WITHIN THREE
MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF
THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF
THIS NOTICE.
ALL CLAIMS NOT-SO FILED
WILL BE FOREVER BARRED.
NOTWITHSTANDING THE
TIME PERIOD SET FORTH
ABOVE, ANY CLAIM FILED TWO
(2) YEARS OR MORE AFTER
THE DECEDENT'S DATE OF
DEATH IS BARRED.
The date of the first publication
of this Notice is Thursday Decem-
ber8.2005.
Person Giving Notice:
JEFFREY L. LOVIN
1069 Sundale Lane
Kingsport, TN 37665
LAW OFFICES OF J. KELLY
KENNEDY
Attorneys for Personal Represen-
tative
1981ST ST S
WINTER HAVEN, FL 33880-3004
Telephone: (863) 294-1114
Florida Bar No. 037871
Dec. 8, 15, 2005-3879





IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR
POLK COUNTY, FLORIDA PRO-
BATE DIVISION
IN RE: ESTATE OF
THOMAS A. BLUBAUGH
Deceased.
File No.:
05-CP-2725
NOTICE TO CREDITORS
The administration of the estate
of Thomas A., Blubaugh, de-
ceased, whose date of death was
November 8, 2005, is pending in
the Circuit Court for Polk County,
Florida, Probate Division, the ad-
dress of which is P.O. Box 9000,.
Drawer CC-4, Bartow, Florida
33831. The names and addresses
of the personal representative and
the personal representatives' 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 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
WITHIN THE TIME PERIODS
SET FORTH IN SECTION
733.702 IF THE FLORIDA PRO-
BATE CODE WILL BE FOREVER


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN
AND FOR POLK COUNTY,
FLORIDA
CIVIL ACTION
IN RE: FORFEITURE OF:
1989 GOLD CADILLAC 4-
DOOR
VIN 1G6CD5155K4276665
TAG NO. D73 NTZ

CASE NO.
53-2005CA-004360-0000-00
Section 08
NOTICE OF FORFEITURE
PROCEEDINGS
TO:
Charles Lee Anderson
2401 2nd Street, N.W., No.
85
Winter Haven, FL 33881
AND ALL OTHER PER-
SONS who claim an inter-
est in the following prop-
erty:
1989 GOLD CADILLAC 4-
DOOR
VIN 1G6CD51 55K4276665
TAG NO. D73 NTZ
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 (2005), 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
November 6, 2004, by The City of
Winter Haven Police Department
and Captioned Property is pres-
ently in the custody of the City of
Winter Haven Police Department.
2. Any owner, entity, bona fide
Ilenholder, 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 Novem-
ber 23, 2005.
PLEASE GOVERN YOUR-
SELF ACCORDINGLY.
FREDERICK J. MURPHY. JR.
Florida Bar No. 0709913
City Attorney
BOSWELL & DUNLAP LLP
Post Office Drawer 30
Barlow, Florida 33831
(863) 533-7117
Dec. 8, 15, 2005-3856




IN THE CIRCUIT COURT
OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL
CIRCUIT IN AND FOR
POLK COUNTY, FLORIDA
CIVIL DIVISION
IN RE: THE FORFEITURE OF:
ONE THOUSAND ONE HUNDRED
FIVE 00/100/ 0 DOLLARS
($1,105.00) U.S. CURRENCY

CASE NO:
2005CA-004408
SECTION: 04
NOTICE OF FORFEITURE
PROCEEDINGS
Andrew C. Garrison
3622 Swindell Avenue
Lakeland, Florida
33815
AND ALL OTHER PERSONS who
claim an interest in the above-
captioned property:
Grady Judd, as Sheriff of
Polk County, Florida, ("Polk
County Sheriff's Office"), gives
notice of forfeiture proceedings
pursuant to Sections 932.701-
707, Florida Statuties, in regard
to the above-described prop-
erty ("Captioned Property").
1. Captioned Property was
seized in or near Lakeland, in
Polk County, Florida on or
about October 19, 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
possession 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 probable
cause exists to believe that
Captioned Property has been or
is being used in violation of the
Florida Contraband Forfeiture
Act.
3. A Complaint seeking for-
feiture of Captioned Property
was filed in the Circuit Court of
the Tenth Judicial Circuit in and
for Polk County on or about
November 29, 2005.
I HEREBY CERTIFY that a true
and correct copy of the forego-
ing was furnished to the ad-
dressee(s) herein this 30Qn day
of November, 2005.
DAVID S. BERGDOLL
General Counsel
Polk County Sheriff's Office
455 North Broadway
Bartow, Florida 33830
(863) 534-6294
Florida Bar #0209902
Dec. 8, 15, 2005-3845



POLK COUNTY DEMOCRAT
#2006-0012
SALE DATE: 1/12/2006
NOTICE OF APPLICATION
FOR TAX DEED
(CHAPTER 197.512 -
FLORIDA STATUTES)
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT
EDWARD IV LLC
the holder of the following cer-
tificates, has filed said certifi-
cates for a tax deed to be is-
sued thereon. The certificate
numbers and years of issuance,


AND OBJECTIONS NOT SO
FILED WILL BE FOREVER
BARRED.
The date of the first publication
of this notice is December 8 2005.
Personal Representa-
tive:
Gary C. Feldman
2208 Fremont Avenue
South
Minneapolis, MN
55405
CHARLES P. CHRITTON
Florida Bar No. 191307
WENDEL & CHRITTON, Char-
tered
POST OFFICE BOX 2808
LAKELAND, FL 33806
(863) 603-7730
Attorney for Personal Represen-
tative
Dec. 8, 15, 2005-3855


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 January
which is the 1 2th day of Janu-
ary. 2006 beginning at 8:30
A.M. with lunch recess at Noon,
until completion; and, if neces-
sary, continue on a day to day
basis under the same condi-
tions as the first sale day, dur-
ing the regular hours of the
Clerk's Office until completion.
IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE
AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES
ACT, PERSONS WITH DISABILI-
TIES NEEDING A SPECIAL AC-
COMMODATION TO REVIEW
TAX DEED SALES SHOULD CON-
TACT: CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT
COURT, ATTN: TAX DEED DEPT,
255 N. BROADWAY, BARTOW,
FLORIDA 33830-9000 TELE-
PHONE (863) 534-4528 OR
534-4529.
DATED this 12/1/2005.
RICHARD M. WEISS,
CLERK OF CIRCUIT COURT
POLK COUNTY, FLORIDA
By: MARY ANN PETROVICH
Dec. 8, 15, 22, 29, 2005-3851


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN
AND FOR POLK COUNTY, FLOR-
IDA
CIVIL DIVISION
IN RE: FORFEITURE OF:
TWO THOUSAND FOUR HUN-
DRED TEN AND 00/100 DOL-
LARS ($2,410.00) UNITED
STATES CURRENCY

CASE NO.: 2005CA-004358
SECTION: 11
NOTICE OF FORFEITURE
PROCEEDINGS
Joe Alan Golan
2723 Sunshine Drive
Lakeland, Florida 33801
AND. ALL OTHER PER-
SONS who claim an interest in
the above-captioned property:
Grady Judd, as Sher-
iff of Polk County, Florida, ("
Polk County Sheriff's Office"),
gives notice of forfeiture pro-
ceedings pursuant to Sections
932.701-707, Florida Statutes,
in regard to the above-de-
scribed property ("Captioned
Property").
1. Captioned Property was
seized in or near Lakeland, in
Polk County, Florida on or
about October 12, 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 No-
vember 22, 2005.
CERTIFICATE OF SERVICE
I HEREBY CERTIFY that a true
and correct copy of the forego-
ing was furnished to the ad-
dressee(s) herein this 23rd day
of November 2005.
CASSANDRA L. DENMARK, ES-
QUIRE
Polk County Sheriff's Office
455 North Broadway
Bartow, Florida 33830
(863) 534-6294
Florida Bar #0553247
Dec. 8, 15, 2005-3847


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT
OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL
CIRCUIT IN AND FOR
POLK COUNTY, FLORIDA
PROBATE DIVISION
IN RE: ESTATE OF:
LILLIAN A.G. SMITH,
Deceased.
FILE NO.
05CP-2476
NOTICE TO CREDITORS
The administration of the estate
of LILLIAN A.G. SMITH, de-
ceased, File No. 05CP-2476, is
pending in the Circuit Court for
Polk County, Florida, Probate Divi-
sion, the address of which is Pro-
bate Division, Clerk of the Circuit
Court, P.O. Box 9000, Drawer CC-
4, Bartow, Florida 33831-9000.
The names and addresses of the
personal representative and the
personal representative's attor-
neys are set forth below.
All creditors of the decedent
and other persons having claims
or demands against decedent's
estate on whom a copy of this no-
tice is served within three months
. after the date of first publication of
this notice must file their claims
with this Court WITHIN THE
LATER OF THREE MONTHS AF-
TER THE DATE OF THE FIRST
PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE
OR THIRTY DAYS AFTER THE
DATE OF SERVICE OF A COPY
OF THIS NOTICE ON THEM,
BUT IN NO EVENT LATER THAN
TWO YEARS AFTER THE
DEATH OF THE DECEDENT.
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, BUT IN NO
EVENT LATER THAN TWO
YEARS AFTER THE DEATH OF
THE DECEDENT.
ALL CLAIMS, DEMANDS,


With Disabilities Act, persons with
disabilities needing a special ac-
commodation to participate in this
proceeding should contact the
Clerk of the Circuit Court at 255
North Broadway, Bartow, Florida
33830, Phone (83) 534-4690 not
later than seven days prior to the
proceeding. If hearing impaired
(TDD) 1-863-534-7777, or Voice
(V) 1-80-955-8770, via Florida Re-
lay Service.
WITNESS my hand and seal of
this court on the 5th day of De-
cember, 2005.
RICHARD W. WEISS
Clerk of Said Court
By: /s/ Mary Ann Ray
As Deputy Clerk
(Court Seal)
Dec. 8, 15, 2005-3864


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT
OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL
CIRCUIT IN AND FOR
POLK COUNTY, FLORIDA
CIVIL DIVISION
IN RE: THE FORFEITURE OF:
THREE THOUSAND FOUR HUN-
DRED FIFTY-NINE AND 00/1 00
DOLLARS ($3,459.00) U.S.
CURRENCY

CASE NO:
2005CA-004185
SECTION: 04
NOTICE OF FORFEITURE
PROCEEDINGS
Chaldrick Kelley
3110 Avenue F, N.W.
Winter Haven, Florida
AND ALL OTHER PERSONS who
claim an interest in the above-
captioned property:
Grady Judd, as Sheriff of
Polk County, Florida, ("Polk
County Sheriff's Office"), gives
notice of forfeiture proceedings
pursuant to Sections 932.701-
707, Florida Statutes, in regard
to the above-described prop-
erty ("Captioned Property").
1. Captioned Property was
seized in or near Winter Haven,
in Polk County, Florida on or
about October 3, 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
possession 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 probable
cause exists to believe that
Captioned Property has been or
is being used in violation of the
Florida Contraband Forfeiture
Act.
3. An Amended Complaint
seeking forfeiture of Captioned
Property was filed in the Circuit
Court of the Tenth Judicial Cir-
cuit in and for Polk County on
or about November 29, 2005.
I HEREBY CERTIFY that a true
and correct copy of the forego-
ing was furnished to the ad-
dressee(s) herein this 30_th day
of November. 2005.
DAVID S. BERGDOLL
General Counsel
Polk County Sheriff's Office
455 North Broadway
Bartow, Florida 33830
(863) 534-6294
Florida Bar #0209902
Dec. 8, 15, 2005-3844



CITY OF BARTOW
BID NOTICE
Notice is hereby given that sealed
bids in triplicate, as listed below
shall be received by the City of
Bartow, 505 North Mill Avenue,
Bartow, Florida 33830, up to 10:00
a.m. January 26, 2006 to be
opened thereafter and publicly
read in the Conference Room of
the Purchasing Agent, 505 North
Mill Avenue, Bartow, Florida at
10:00 a.m. on January 26. 2005
Bids shall be submitted to the City
of Bartow, Attention Purchasing
Department at 505 North Mill Ave-
nue, Bartow, Florida 33830.
All bids must be securely sealed in
an envelope and clearly marked
on the outside with the date, time
and name of bid. Detailed specifi-
cations and information may be
obtained from the Purchasing De-
partment at 863-534-0133.
The City of Bartow reserves the
right to reject any or all bids in
whole or part and/or to accept or
reject any items in the bid and
waive any informalities.
The City of Bartow will not be re-
sponsible for bids opened before
the specified time due to enve-
lopes that are not properly ad-
dressed and/or unmarked as in-
structed in this notice.
Annual Requirements for Con-
crete & Corrugated Pipe
Per specifications
FOB Bartow, FL
Dec. 8, 15, 2005-3878



IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF
FLORIDA IN AND FOR POLK
COUNTY
IN RE: THE MARRIAGE OF
TYNA D. CARTER, TRUSTEE
OF THE TYNA D. CARTER
REVOCABLE TRUST DATED
JANUARY 25, 2002,
Plaintiff,
and
LUIS TORRES AND CELIA
TORRES,
Defendants.
CASE NO.
53-2005-DR-003992
NOTICE OF ACTION
TO: Sarah Hartley
20 Limestone Street, Apt. 2
Caribou, ME 04736
If alive, and if dead, his unknown
spouse, heirs, devisees, grantees,
assignees, lienors, creditor, trus-
tees and all other parties claiming
by, through, under or against her.
YOU ARE NOTIFIED that a Com-
plaint to foreclose on a mortgage
action which will divest you of any
interest in and to the following-de-
scribed, to-wit:
Lot 28 and 29, CUTRONE PARK,
according to the plat thereof as
recorded in Plat Book 39, Page
22, of the Public Records of
Polk County, Florida.
Has been filed against you and
you are required to serve a copy
of your written defenses, if any, to
'it on ADRIAN GABALDON, Plain-
tiff's Attorney, whose address is
P.O. BOX 1303, Auburndale, FL
33823, on or before January 9,
2006, and file the original with the
clerk of this court either before
service on Husband's attorney or
immediately thereafter; otherwise
a default will be entered against
you for the relief demanded in the
complaint or petition.
In accordance with the American


an envelope and clearly marked
on the outside with the date, time
and name of bid. Detailed specifi-
cations and information may be
obtained from the Purchasing De-
partment at 863-534-0133.
The City of Bartow reserves the
right to reject any or all bids in
whole or part and/or to accept or
reject any ienis in tihe bid and
waive any informalilios
The City of Bartow will not be re-
sponsible for bids opened befor(-
the specified time due to enve
lopes that are not properly ao
dressed and/or unmarked as in

structed in this notice
Annual Requirements for Ferric
Sulfate
Per specifications
FOB Bartow, FL
Dec. 8, 15. 2005-3875 ,


9A


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
10TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND
FOR POLK COUNTY, FLORIDA
LONG BEACH MORTGAGE
COMPANY, A DELAWARE COil-
PORATION,
Plaintiff,
vs.
HECTOR MARTINEZ, et al.,
Defendantss.
CASE NO.
53-2005-CA-4059-0000 SEC. 4
NOTICE OF ACTION
TO:
HECTOR MARTINEZ and UN-
KNOWN SPOUSE, if married
if alive, and/or dead his (
their) unknown heirs, devi-
sees, legatees or grantees
and all persons or parties
claiming by, through, under
or against him (them).
Addresses unknown.
YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an
Action for foreclosure of a mort-
gage on the following property in
POLK County, Florida:
LOT 41, ESTATES OF LAKE
ST. CHARLES, ACCORDING
TO PLAT THEREOF AS RE-
CORDED IN PLAT BOOK
124, PAGE 5 AND 6, OF THE
PUBLIC RECORDS OF
POLK COUNTY, FLORIDA.
has been filed against you and
you are required to serve a copy
of your written defense, if any, to it
on SPEAR AND HOFFMAN, P.A.,
Attorneys, whose address is 708
South Dixie Highway, Coral Ga-
bles, Florida 33146, (305) 666-
2299, within 30 days after the
first publication of the notice
and to file the original with the
Clerk of this Court either before
service on SPEAR AND HOFF-
MAN, P.A., attorneys or immedi-
ately thereafter; otherwise, a de-
fault 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 ot the Court Administrator,
(863) 534-4690, within two (2)
working days of your receipt of this
notice; if you are hearing or voice
impaired, call TDD (863) 534-7777
or Florida Relay Services 711.
WITNESS my hand and the
seal of this Court on this 6th day of
December, 2005.
RICHARD M. WEISS
As Clerk of the Court
By: /s/ Mary Ann Ray
As Deputy Clerk
(Seal)
Dec. 8, 15, 2005-3865

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT
FOR POLK COUNTY,
FLORIDA
PROBATE DIVISION
IN RE: ESTATE OF
JOHN H. CURRAN,
Deceased.
File Number:
OSCP-2775
NOTICE TO CREDITORS
The administration of the es-
tate of John H. Curran, de-
ceased, whose date of death
was September 30, 2005, is
pending in the Circuit Court for
Polk County, Florida, Probate
Division, the address of which
is Polk 'County Courthouse,
Post Office' Box 9000, Drawer
No. CC-4419, Bartow, Florida
33830-9000. The names and
addresses of the personal rep-
resentative and the personal
representative's attorney arc
set forth below.
All creditors of the decedent
and other persons having
claims or demands against de-
cedent's estate, on whom a
copy of this notice is served
must file their claims with this
court WITHIN THE LATER OF 3
MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF
THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF
THIS NOTICE OR 30 DAYS AF
TER THE DATE OF SERVICE OF
A COPY OF THIS NOTICE ON
THEM.
All other creditors of the de-
cedent and other persons hav-
ing claims or demands against
decedent's estate, must file
their claims with this court
WITHIN 3 MONTHS AFTER THE
DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICA-
TION OF THIS NOTICE.
ALL CLAIMS NOT SO FILED
WITHIN THE TIME PERIODS SET
FORTH IN SECTION 733.702 OF
THE FLORIDA PROBATE CODE
WILL BE FOREVER BARRED.
NOTWITHSTANDING THE
TIME PERIOD SET FORTH
ABOVE, ANY CLAIM FILED TWO
(2) YEARS OR MORE AFTER THE
DECEDENT'S DATE OF DEATH
IS BARRED.
The date of the first public
tion of this Notice is December

Carol J. Finn
Personal Representative
4005 Asbury Court
Plant City, Florida 33566
Ben H. Darby, Jr.
Attorney for Personal Repre-
sentative
Florida Bar No. 146408
Ben H. Darby, Jr., P.A.
Post Office Box 2971
Lakeland, Florida 33806-2971
Telephone: (863) 688-7611
Dec. 8, 15, 2005-3869


CITY OF BARTOW
BID NOTICE
Notice is hereby given that sealed
bids in triplicate, as listed below
shall be received by the City of
Bartow, 505 North Mill Avenue,
Bartow, Florida 33830, up to 10.00
a.m. January 26. 2006 to be
opened thereafter and publicly
read in the Conference Room of
the Purchasing Agent, 505 North
Mill Avenue, Bartow, Florida at
10:00 a.m on January 26. 2005
Bids shall be submitted to the City
of Bartow, Attention Purchasing
Department at 505 North Mill i'.,
nue, Bartow, Florida 33830.
All bids must be securely sealed ,


the description of the property
and the names in which it was
assessed are as follows:
CERTIFICATE NO.
21799
YEARS OF ISSUANCE
5/30/2003
DESCRIPTION OF PROP-
ERTY:
LAKEVIEW PARK PB 50
PG 41 LOT 1
Section 06, Township
32, Range 28
PROPERTY ID NUMBER:
06-32-28-984900-
000010
Name in which assessed: MARY
L. WHITE
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









The Polk County Democrat


December 8, 2005


i S


NOTICE OF PUBLIC SALE
OR AUCTION
Notice of public sale or auc-
tion of the contents of the fol-
lowing located at 2099 42nd
Street, N.W., Winter Haven,
Florida 33881.
Sale date: December 30,
2005 Time: 10:00 a.m.
The unit numbers, name of
tenant, and general description
of the personal property con-
tained in the unit are as fol-
lows:
G-107 Penny Anderson
King Size Bed and Frame, 2
Night Stands, Lamps, Micro-
wave, 19" TV, Dinning Room
Table and Chairs, Vacuum
Cleaner, Radio, DTV Receivers,
Misc. Kitchen Equipment
G-102/111 Aritta Hopper
Double Bed & Frame, 2 Single
Box Springs & Mattress's, 3
Chest of Drawers, 1 Couch,
Rocking Chair, Baby Walker,
Plastic Storage Box's, Misc.
Household Items
SALES ARE BEING MADE TO
SATISFY LANDLORD LIEN.
Items may be viewed be-
tween 9:00 AM and 5:30 PM
Monday through Friday, prior to
sale date.
For information contact: Man-
ley Lawson, 2099 42nd Street,
N.W., Winter Haven, Florida
33881
Phone (863) 967-6869
Dec. 8, 15, 2005-3884


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 December 30, 2005 at 8:30
a.m. in regards to vehicles:
96 Ford
VIN# 1FALP62W4TH120358
Dec. 8, 2005-3881



POLK COUNTY
BOARD OF COUNTY
COMMISSIONERS
POLK COUNTY, a political sub-
division of the State of Florida,
Petitioner,
vs.
LIONEL HERNANDEZ, JR. AND
MERRELE HERNANDEZ,
Respondent(s)J
COMPLAINT NO.
CE 05-5414 NT DM
NOTICE OF DEMOLITION
TO:'1 LIONEL HERNANDEZ,
whose last known ad-
dress was 3423 SUM-
MERWOOD WAY, LAKE-
LAND, FL 33813, MER-
RELE HERNANDEZ, whose
last known address was
3423 SUMMERWOOD
WAY, LAKELAND, FL
33813, his/her heirs, de-
visees, assigns, or successors
in interest to the below de-
scribed property
RE: Structure(s) being situ-
ated on a parcel described as:
LOT 1, BLOCK 2, TIER 6, TOWN
OF HASKELL, ACCORDING TO
THE MAP OR PLAT THEREOF AS
RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 7,
PAGE 5, OF THE PUBLIC RE-
CORDS OF POLK COUNTY,
FLORIDA. (5341 7TH STREET,
-HIGHLAND CITY, FL 33846 TAX
ID: 14-29-24-283000-
060210).
TAKE NOTICE that pursu-
ant to Polk County Ordinance
90-17, the Eir,:rtor of the Polk
County uiidrng D', vision has de-
termined that the structures)
referenced'above are dilapi-
dated structure(s) as defined in
the O.i'rnarce. The struc-
ture(s) must be demol-
ished and the debris
must be' removed to an
authorized landfill or
the structures) must
be substantially repaired
within thirty (30) days
after this notice has
been served. In order to
repair or demolish struc-
tures other than mobile
homes, you must, first
obtain "a building or
demolition permit from
the Building Depart-
ment.
If a building or demolition per-
mit is required, you are still
bound by the thirty (30) day
time period required herein.
Your time to demolish or repair is
not extended by the six (6) month
period allowed in the Building De-
partment permits for exercise of
said permits. You must call the
Community Development Spe-
cialist II when the structure has
been substantially repaired or
demolished.
If the dilapidated structures)
are not demolished-or substan-
tially repaired as set Forth
above within thirty (30) days,
the structures) shall be demol-
ished by Polk County.
Should you fail to demolish or sub-
stantially repair the dilapidated
structures) within the 30 day time
period, please be advised that you
may wish to remove all personal
property and site improvements
from the subject property. The
cost of the demolition and re-
moval of debris shall be as-
sessed against the property
owners and imposed as a lien
against the real property. If not
satisfied, the lien may be fore-
closed after a period of two
years in the manner provided in
Chapter 173, Florida Statutes.
The thirty day time period may
be enlarged by the Demolition
Coordinator in writing for good
cause shown. In order to re-
ceive an extension qf time, you
must contact the Building Divi-
sion immediately upon receipt
of this Notice. A verbal exten-
sion of time is not sufficient to
enlarge the time period and will
not protect your rights.


Note: If Polk County, or a vendor
under contract from Polk County,
demolishes above said property,
the demolition will include the re-
moval of all signs of human habi-
tation. This includes debris, trash (
excluding hazardous materials),
tires, building materials, septic
tanks, all structures, primary struc-
ture, sheds, garages, doghouses,
etc., slabs, footers, driveways (up
to the road), and all fences (except
those which divide the property
from an adjoining property). The
property will be brought to a rake-
site basis. If there are any ques-
tions as to what the demolition will
include, it is the owners responsi-
bility to contact the Demolition De-
partment for clarity.
Any questions regarding this No-
tice of Demolition may be directed
to the following:
Tanya L. Tucker, Commu-
nity Development Specialist
II
Housing and Neighborhood
Development Division
P.O. Box 9005, Drawer
HS04
Bartow, Florida 33831-
9005
(863) 534-5257
Dated this 9th day of December,
2005.
Tanya L. Tucker, Community
Development Specialist II
P.O. Box 9005, Drawer HS04
Bartow, Florida 33831-9005
(863) 534-5257
Dec. 8, 12, 2005-3893FR



POLK COUNTY
BOARD OF COUNTY
COMMISSIONERS
POLK COUNTY, a political sub-
division of the State of Florida,
Petitioner,
vs.
STARR LAKE PROPERTIES,
INC. F/K/A MAISANO GROVES,
INC.,
Respondent(s)J.
COMPLAINT NO.
CE 05-4319 NT DM
NOTICE OF DEMOLITION
TO: STARR LAKE PROP-
ERTIES, INC. F/K/A MAI-
SANO GROVES, INC. C/O
CONNIE GUGGER, REGIS-
TERED AGENT, whose
last known. address was
425 TERRAGONA WAY,
DAYTONA BEACH, FL
32114, his/her heirs, de-
visees, assigns, or successors
In interest to the below de-
scribed property
RE: Structure(s) being situ-
ated on a parcel described as:
THE SOUTHWEST 1/4 OF
NORTHEAST 1/4 OF SECTION
36, TOWNSHIP 28 SOUTH,
RANGE 25 EAST, LESS STATE
ROAD 540 AS DESCRIBED IN
OFFICIAL RECORD BOOK 3675,
PAGE 1275, OF THE PUBLIC RE-
CORDS OF POLK COUNTY,
FLORIDA. (1975 STATE ROAD
540, WINTER HAVEN, FL
33880 TAX ID:., 36-28-25-'
000000-014000)
TAKE NOTICE that pursu-
ant to Polk County Ordinance
90-17, the Director of the Polk
County Building Division has de-
termined that the structures)
referenced above are dilapi-
dated structures) as defined in
the Ordinance.. The struc-
ture(s) must be demol-
ished 'and the debris
must be removed to an
authorized landfill or
the structures) .must,
be substantially repaired
within thirty (30) days.
after this 'notice has
been served. In order to
repair or demolish struc-
tures other than mobile
homes, you must first
obtain a building or
demolition permit from
the Building Depart-
ment.
If a building or demolition per-
mit Is required, you are still
bound by the thirty (30) day
time period required herein.
Your time to demolish or repair is
not extended by the six (6) month
period allowed in the Building De-
partment permits for exercise of
said permits. You must call the
Community Development Spe-
cialist II when the structure has
been substantially repaired or
demolished.
If the dilapidated structures)
are not demolished or substan-
tially repaired as set Forth
above within thirty (30) days,
the structures) shall be demol-
ished by Polk County.
Should you fail to demolish or sub-
stantially repair the dilapidated
structures) within the 30 day time
period, please be advised that you
may wish to remove all personal
property and site improvements
from the subject property. The
cost of the demolition and re-
moval of debris shall be as-
sessed against the property
owners and imposed as a lien
against the real property. If not
satisfied, the lien may be fore-
closed after a period of two
years in the manner provided in
Chapter 173, Florida Statutes.
The thirty day time period may
be enlarged by the Demolition
Coordinator in writing for good
cause shown. In order to re-
ceive an extension of time, you
must contact the Building Divi-
sion immediately upon receipt
of this Notice. A verbal exten-
sion of time is not sufficient to
enlarge the time period and will
not protect your rights.
Note: If Polk County, or a vendor
under contract from Polk County,
demolishes above said property,,
the demolition will include the re-
moval of all signs of human habi-
tation. This includes debris, trash (
excluding hazardous materials),
tires, building materials, septic
tanks, all structures, primary struc-
ture, sheds, garages, doghouses,


8


etc., slabs, footers, driveways (up
to the road), and all fences (except
those which divide the property
from an adjoining property). The
property will be brought to a rake-
site basis. If there are any ques-
tions as to what the demolition will
include, it is the owners responsi-
bility to contact the Demolition De-
partment for clarity.
Any questions regarding this No-
tice of Demolition may be directed
to the following:
Tanya L. Tucker, Commu-
nity Development Specialist
II
Housing and Neighborhood
Development Division
P.O. Box 9005, Drawer
HS04
Bartow, Florida 33831-
9005
(863) 534-5257
Dated this 9th day of December,
2005.
Tanya L. Tucker, Community
Development Specialist II
P.O. Box 9005, Drawer HS04
Bartow, Florida 33831-9005
(863) 534-5257
Dec. 8, 12, 2005-3899FR



POLK COUNTY
BOARD OF COUNTY
COMMISSIONERS
POLK COUNTY, a political sub-
division of the State of Florida,
Petitioner,
vs. I
DEWEY WAYNE TURBEVILLE
AND ANDREA PATE TURBEV-
ILLE,
Respondent(s)J
COMPLAINT NO,
CE 05-5334 NT DM
NOTICE OF DEMOLITION
TO: DEWEY WAYNE TUR-
BEVILLE, whose last
known address was 626
GIANT OAK ROAD, 'LAKE-
LAND, FL 33810, AN-
DREA PATE TURBEVILLE,
whose last known ad-
dress was 626 GIANT
OAK ROAD, LAKELAND,
FL 33810, his/her heirs,
devisees, assigns, or succes-
sors in interest to the below de-
scribed property
RE: Structure(s) being situ-
ated on a parcel described as:
KOSSUTHVILLE SUBDIVISION,
UNIT 1, PLAT BOOK 17, PAGE
50, TRACTS 73-F AND 14-F
PRT DSCR AS BEGIN NORTH-
WEST CORNER TRACT 13-F,
RUN SOUTH 210 FOR POINT OF
BEGINNING, RUN EAST 155
FEET M/L TO W-BANK OF CA-
NAL NORTHERLY ALONG CA-
NAL 75 FEET WEST 150.7
FEET M/L SOUTH 75 FEET TO
POINT OF BEGINNING, LESS
ROAD RIGHT-OF-WAY ON WEST
SIDE. (1415 ROBIN STREET,
AUBURNDALE, FL 33823 TAX
ID: 18-28-25-347000-
001309)
TAKE NOTICE that pursu-
ant to Polk County Ordinance
90-17, the Director of the Polk.
County Building Division has de-
termined that the structures)
referenced above are dilapi-
dated structures) as defined in
the iOrdinance. The struc-
ture(s) must be demol-
ished, and the debris
,must be removed to an
authorized landfill or
the structures) must
be substantially repaired
within thirty (30) days
after this notice has
been served. In order to
repair or demolish struc-
tures other than mobile
homes, you must first
obtain a building or
demolition 'permit from
the Building Depart-
ment.
If a building or demolition per-
mit Is required, you are still
bound by the thirty (30) day
time period required herein.
Your time to demolish or repair is
not extended by the six (6) month
period allowed in the Building De-
partment permits for exercise of
said permits. You must call the
ComOlunity Development Spe-
cialist II when the structure has
been substantially repaired or
demolished.
If the dilapidated structures)
are not demolished or substan-
tially repaired as set Forth
above within thirty (30) days,
the structures) shall be demol-
ished by Polk County.
Should you fail to demolish or sub-
stantially repair the dilapidated
structures) within the 30 day time
period, please be advised that you
may wish to remove all personal
property and site improvements
from the subject property. The
cost of the demolition and re-
moval of debris shall be as-
sessed against the property
owners and imposed as a lien
against the real property. If not
satisfied, the lien may be fore-
closed after a period of two
years in the manner provided in
Chapter 173, Florida Statutes.
The thirty day time period may
be enlarged by the Demolition"
Coordinator in writing for good
cause shown. In order to re-
ceive an extension of time, you
must contact the Building Divi-
sion immediately upon receipt
of this Notice. A verbal exten-
sion of time is not sufficient to
enlarge the time period and will
not protect your rights.
Note: If Polk County, or a vendor
under contract from Polk County,
demolishes above said property,
the demolition will include the re-
moval of all signs of human habi-
tation. This includes debris, trash (
excluding hazardous materials),
tires, building materials, septic
tanks, all structures, primary struc-
ture, sheds, garages, doghouses,
etc., slabs, footers, driveways (up
to the road), and all fences (except
those which divide the property
from an adjoining property). The


against the real property. If not
satisfied, the lien may be fore-
closed after a period' of two
years in the manner provided in
Chapter 173, Florida Statutes.
The thirty day time period may
be enlarged by the Demolition
Coordinator in writing for good
cause shown. In order to re-
ceive an extension of time, you
must contact the Building Divi-
sion immediately upon receipt
of this Notice. A verbal exten-
sion of time is not sufficient to
"enlarge the time period and will
not protect your rights.
Note: If Polk County, or a vendor
under contract from Polk County,
demolishes above said property,
the demolition will include the re-
moval of all signs of human habi-
tation. This includes debris, trash (


property will be brought to a rake-
site basis. If there are any ques-
tions as to what the demolition will
include, it is the owners responsi-
bility to contact the Demolition De-
partment for clarity.
Any questions regarding this No-
tice of Demolition may be directed
to the following:
Tanya L. Tucker, Commu-
nity Development Specialist
I I
Housing and Neighborhood
Development Division
P.O. Box 9005, Drawer
HS04
Bartow, Florida 33831-
9005
(863) 534-5257
Dated this 9th day of December,
2005.
Tanya L. Tucker, Community
Development Specialist II
P.O. Box 9005, Drawer HS04
Bartow, Florida 33831-9005
(863) 534-5257
Dec. 8,-.12, 2005-3898FR


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN
AND FOR POLK COUNTY,
FLORIDA
IN RE: THE MARRIAGE OF
NANCY IRVIN,
PetitionerA/Vife,
and
GEORGE IRVIN,
Respondent/Husband.
NOTICE OF ACTION
CASE NO.: 2005DR-
0101300-0000-LK
DIVISION: 05
TO: GEORGE IRVIN
206 Orange Blvd.
Polk City, FL 33868
YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an
action for Dissolution of Marriage
has been filed against you and
you are required to serve a copy
of your written defenses, if any, to
it on the Wife's attorney, Gregg S.
Kamp, Esquire, whose address is
P.O. Box 6235, Lakeland, Florida
33807, on or before December 28.
205., and file the original with the
Clerk of this Court either before
service on the Wife's attorney or
immediately thereafter; otherwise,
a default will be entered against
you for the relief demanded in the
Petition.
Dated on December 7, 2005.
RICHARD M. WEISS-
Clerk of the Court
BY: Richard M. Weiss
Deputy Clerk
(Court Seal)
Dec. 8, 15. 22, 29, 2005-3907



POLK COUNTY
BOARD OF COUNTY
COMMISSIONERS
POLK COUNTY, a political sub-
division of the State of Florida,
Petitioner,
vs.
JOSEPH D. BROOKS AND EVA
JEAN BROOKS,
Respondent(s)J
COMPLAINT NO.
CE 05-4994 NT DM
NOTICE OF DEMOLITION
TO: JOSEPH D. BROOKS,
whose last known ad-
dress was 830 2ND
STREET (LAKE IDA),
WINTER HAVEN, FL
33881-1412, EVA JEAN
BROOKS, whose last
known address was 830
2ND STREET (LAKE IDA),
WINTER HAVEN, FL
33881-1412, his/her
heirs, devisees, assigns, or
successors in interest to the be-
low described property
RE: Structure(s) being situ-
ated on a parcel described as:
ALL OF LOT 21 AND THE EAST
71/2 OF LOT 22, BLOCK B, IDA
LAKE SUBDIVISION, ACCORDING
TO THE MAP OR PLAT THEREOF
AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 6,
PAGE 70,'OF THE PUBLIC RE-
CORDS OF POLK COUNTY,
FLORIDA. (830 2ND STREET,
WINTER HAVEN, FL 33881-
1412 TAX ID: 17-28-26-
544500-022100)
TAKE NOTICE that pursu-
ant to Polk County Ordinance
90-17, the Director of the Polk
County Building Division has de-
termined that the structures)
referenced above are dilapi-
dated structures) as defined in
the Ordinance. The struc-
ture(s) must be demol-
ished and the debris
must be removed to an
authorized landfill or
the structures) must
be substantially repaired
within thirty (30) days
after this notice has
been served. In order to
repair or demolish struc-
tures other than mobile
homes, you must first
obtain a building or
demolition permit from
the Building Depart-
ment.,
If a building or demolition per-
mit is required, you are still
bound by the thirty (30) day
time period required herein.
Your time.to demolish or repair is
not extended by the six (6) month
period allowed in the Building De-
partment permits for exercise of
said permits. You must call the
Community Development Spe-
cialist II when the structure has
been substantially repaired or
demolished.
If the dilapidated structures)
are not demolished or substan-
tially repaired as set Forth
above within thirty (30) days,
the structures) shall be demol-
ished by Polk County.
Should you fail to demolish or sub-
stantially repair the dilapidated
structures) within the 30 day time
period, please be advised that you
may wish to remove all personal
property and site improvements
from the subject property. The
cost of the demolition and re-
moval of debris shall be as-
sessed against the property
owners and imposed as a lien


excluding hazardous materials),
tires, building materials, septic
tanks, all structures, primary struc-
ture, sheds, garages, doghouses,
etc., slabs, footers, driveways (up
to the road), and all fences (except
those which divide the property
from an adjoining property). The
property will be brought to a rake-
site basis. If there are any ques-
tions as to what the demolition will
include, it is the owners responsi-
bility to contact the Demolition De-
partment for clarity.
Any questions regarding this No-
tice of Demolition may be directed
to the following:
Tanya L. Tucker, Commu-
nity Development Specialist
11
Housing and Neighborhood
Development Division
P.O. Box 9005, Drawer
HS04
Bartow, Florida 33831-
9005
(863) 534-5257
Dated this 9th day of December,
2005.
Tanya L. Tucker, Community
Development Specialist II
P.O. Box 9005, Drawer HS04
Bartow, Florida 33831-9005
(863) 534-5257
Dec. 8, 12, 2005-3895FR

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
10TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF
FLORIDA, IN AND FOR POLK
COUNTY
JPMORGAN CHASE BANK, AS
TRUSTEE FOR THE REGIS-
TERED HOLDERS OF ACE SE-
CURITIES CORP. HOME EQUITY
LOAN TRUST, SERIES 2004-
HS1, ASSET BACKED PASS-
THROUGH CERTIFICATES,
PLAINTIFF,
-vs-
CYNTHIA JACKSON; UNKNOWN
PARTIES IN POSSESSION #1;
UNKNOWN PARTIES IN POSSES-
SION #2; IF LIVING, AND ALL
UNKNOWN PARTIES CLAIMING
BY, THROUGH, UNDER AND
AGAINST THE ABOVE NAMED
DEFENDANTS) WHO ARE NOT
KNOWN TO BE DEAD OR ALIVE,
WHETHER SAID UNKNOWN
PARTIES MAY CLAIM AN INTER-
EST AS SPOUSES, HEIRS, DEVI-
SEES, GRANTEES, OR OTHER
CLAIMANTS
DEFENDANTS.
NO.: #05-CA-003506
Division#: 7
NOTICE OF SALE
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN
pursuant to an Order or Final
Judgment of Foreclosure dated
November 18, 2005, entered in
Civil Case No. 05-CA-003506 of
the Circuit Court of the 10TH Judi-
cial Circuit in and for POLK
County, Florida, wherein JPMOR-
GAN CHASE BANK, AS TRUS-
TEE FOR THE REGISTERED
HOLDERS OF ACE SECURITIES
CORP. HOME EQUITY LOAN
TRUST, SERIES 2004-HS1, AS-
SET BACKED PASS-THROUGH
CERTIFICATES, Plaintiff and
CYNTHIA JACKSON 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. December 22, 2005, the fol-
lowing described property as set
forth in said Final Judgment, to-
wit.
LOT 10, BLOCK F OF LOCK-
HART & SMITH RESUBDIVI-
SION, ACCORDING TO THE
PLAT THEREOF AS RE-
CORDED IN PLAT BOOK 6,
PAGE 9, OF THE PUBLIC
RECORDS OF POLK
COUNTY, FLORIDA.
All sales are to be held at the east
end of the east corridor, first floor,
of the Polk County Courthouse lo-
cated at 255 North Broadway Ave-
nue, Bartow, Florida. Please note
that the main entrance is located
on Church Street. No entry is pos-
sible from Broadway Avenue. In
the event any temporary change is
necessary, the Clerk will post a "
Notice of Change" at the sale lo-
cation directing the bidders to the
temporary sale location.
If you are a person with disabilities
who needs any accommodation in
order to participate in this pro-
ceeding, you are entitled at no
cost to you, to the provision of cer-
tain assistance. Please contact the
Office of the Court Administrator,
(863). 534-4690, within two (2)
working days of your receipt of this
notice; if you are hearing or voice
impaired, call TDD (863) 534-7777
or Florida Relay Services 711.
DATED at BARTOW, Florida,
this 21st day of November,
2005.
RICHARD M. WEISS
CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT
COURT
POLK County, Florida
By: /s/ Lori Armijo
Deputy Clerk
(Seal)
Dec. 8. 15, 2005-3840


POLK COUNTY
BOARD OF COUNTY
COMMISSIONERS
POLK COUNTY, a political sub-
division of the State of Florida,
Petitioner,
vs.
PORFIRIO S. RODRIGUEZ, JR.
AND RAMONA RODRIGUEZ,
Respondent(s)J
COMPLAINT NO.
CE 05-4405 NT DM
NOTICE OF DEMOLITION
TO: PORFIRIO S.
RODRIGUEZ, JR., whose
last known address was
3350 US HIGHWAY 17
SOUTH, BARTOW, FL
33830-8594, RAMONA
RODRIGUEZ, whose last
known address was
3350 US HIGHWAY 17


homes, you must first
obtain a building or
demolition permit from
the Building Depart-
ment.
If a building or demolition per-
mit is required, you are still
bound by the thirty (30) day
time period required herein.
Your time to demolish or repair is
not extended by the six (6) month
period allowed in the Building De-
partment permits for exercise of
said permits. You must call the
Community Development Spe-
cialist II when the structure has
been substantially repaired or
demolished.
If the dilapidated structures)
are not demolished or substan-
tially repaired as set Forth
above within thirty (30) days,
the structures) shall be demol-


referenced above are dilapi-
dated structures) as defined in
the Ordinance. The struc-
ture(s) must be demol-
ished and the debris
must be removed to an
authorized landfill or
the structures) must
be substantially repaired
within thirty (30) days
after this notice has
been served. In order to
repair or demolish struc-
tures other than mobile
homes, you must first
obtain a building or
demolition permit from
the Building Depart-
ment.
If a building or demolition per-
mit is required, you are still
bound by the thirty (30) day
time period required herein.
Your time to demolish or repair is
not extended by the six (6) month
period allowed in the Building De-
partment permits for exercise of
said permits. You must call the
Community Development Spe-
cialist II when the structure has
been substantially repaired or
demolished.
If the dilapidated structures)
are not demolished or substan-
tially repaired as set Forth
above within thirty (30) days,
the structures) shall be demol-
ished by Polk County.
Should you fail to demolish or sub-
stantially repair the dilapidated
structures) within the 30 day time
period, please be advised that you
may wish to remove all personal
property and site improvements
from the subject property. The
cost of the demolition and re-
moval of debris shall be as-
sessed against the property
owners and imposed as a lien
against the real property. If not
satisfied, the lien may be fore-
closed after a period of two
years in the manner provided in
Chapter 173, Florida Statutes.
The thirty day time period may
be enlarged by the Demolition
Coordinator in writing for good
cause shown. In order to re-
ceive an extension of time, you
must contact the Building Divi-
sion immediately upon receipt
of this Notice. A verbal exten-
sion of time is not sufficient to
enlarge the time period and will
not protect your rights.
Note: If Polk County, or a vendor
under contract from Polk County,
demolishes above said property,
the demolition will include the re-
moval of all signs of human habi-
tation. This includes debris, trash (
excluding hazardous materials),
tires, building materials, septic
tanks, all structures, primary struc-
ture, sheds, garages, doghouses,
etc., slabs, footers, driveways (up
to the road), and all fences (except
those which divide the property
from an adjoining property). The
property will be brought to a rake-
site basis. If there are any ques-
tions as to what the demolition will
include, it is the owners responsi-
bility to contact the Demolition De-
partment for clarity. .
Any questions regarding this No-
tice of Demolition may be directed
to the following:
Tanya L. Tucker, Commu-
nity Development Specialist
II
Housing and Neighborhood
Development Division
P.O. Box 9005, Drawer
HS04
Bartow. Florida 33831-
9005
(863) 534-5257
Dated this 9th day of December,
2005.
Tanya L. Tucker, Community
Development Specialist II
P.O. Box 9005, Drawer HS04
Bartow, Florida 33831-9005
(863) 534-5257
Dec. 8. 12, 2005-3896FR


POLK COUNTY
BOARD OF COUNTY
COMMISSIONERS
POLK COUNTY, a political sub-
division of the State of Florida,
Petitioner,
vs.
JAMES CLEMENTS AND KATIE
CLEMENTS,
Respondent(s)J
COMPLAINT NO.
CE 05-4358 NT DM
NOTICE OF DEMOLITION
TO: JAMES CLEMENTS,
whose last known ad-
dress was POST OFFICE
BOX 1581, DAVENPORT,
FL 33836-1581, KATIE
CLEMENTS, whose last
known address was POST
OFFICE BOX 1581, DAV-
ENPORT, FL 33836-
1581, his/her heirs,, devi-
sees, assigns, or successors in
interest to the below described
property
RE: Structure(s) being situ-
ated on a parcel described as:
LOTS 13 AND 14, BLOCK 3,
LAKEWOOD PARK UNIT 2, DAV-
ENPORT, FLORIDA, ACCORDING
TO MAP OR PLAT THEREOF AS
RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 1 6,
PAGE 3 OF THE PUBLIC RE-
CORDS OF POLK COUNTY,
FLORIDA. (551 VENETIAN WAY,
DAVENPORT, FL 33837 TAX ID:
10-27-27-732000-003731)
TAKE NOTICE that pursu-
ant to Polk County Ordinance
90-17, the Director of the Polk
County Building Division has de-
termined that the structures)
referenced above are dilapi-
dated structuress, as defined in
the Ordinance. The struc-
ture(s) must be demol-
ished and the debris
must be removed to an
authorized landfill or
the structures) must
be substantially repaired
within thirty (30) days
after this notice has
been served. In order 10o
repair or demolish struc-
tures other than mobile


closed after a period of two
years in the manner provided in
Chapter 173, Florida Statutes.
The thirty day time period may
be enlarged by the Demolition
Coordinator in writing for good
cause shown. In order to re-
ceive an extension of time, you
must contact the Building Divi-
sion immediately upon receipt
of this Notice. A verbal exten-
sion of time is not sufficient to
enlarge the time period and will
not protect your rights.
Note: If Polk County, or a vendor
under contract from Polk County,
demolishes above said property,
the demolition will include the re-
moval of all signs of human habi-
tation. This includes debris, trash (
excluding hazardous materials),
tires, building materials, septic


ished by Polk County.
Should you fail to demolish or sub-
stantially repair the dilapidated
structures) within the 30 day time
period, please be advised that you
may wish to remove all personal
property and site improvements
from the subject property. The
cost of the demolition and re-
moval of debris shall be as-
sessed against the property
owners and Imposed as a lien
against the real property. If not
satisfied, the lien may be fore-
closed after a period of two
years in the manner provided in
Chapter 173, Florida Statutes.
The thirty day time period may
be enlarged by the Demolition
Coordinator in writing for good
cause shown. In order to re-
ceive an extension of time, you
must contact the Building Divi-
sion immediately upon receipt
of this Notice. A verbal exten-.
sion of time is not sufficient to
enlarge the time period and will
not protect your rights.
Note: If Polk County, or a vendor
under contract from Polk County,
demolishes above said property,
the demolition will include the re-
moval of all signs of human habi-
tation. This includes debris, trash (
excluding hazardous materials),
tires, building materials, septic
tanks, all structures, primary struc-
ture, sheds, garages, doghouses,
etc., slabs, footers, driveways (up
to the road), and all fences (except
those which divide the property
from an adjoining property). The
property will be brought to a rake-
site basis. If there are any ques-
tions as to what the demolition will
include, it is the owners responsi-
bility to contact the Demolition De-
partment for clarity.
Any questions regarding this No-
tice of Demolition may be directed
to the following:
Tanya L. Tucker, Commu-
nity Development Specialist
11I
Housing and Neighborhood
Development Division
P.O. Box 9005, Drawe&
HS04
Bartow, Florida 33831-
9005
(863) 534-5257
Dated this 9th day of December,
2005.
Tanya L. Tucker, Community
Development Specialist II
P.O. Box 9005, Drawer HS04
Bartow, Florida 33831-9005
(863) 534-5257
Dec. 8, 12, 2005-3897FR


POLK COUNTY
BOARD OF COUNTY
COMMISSIONERS
POLK COUNTY, a political sub-
division of the State of Florida,
Petitioner,
vs.
LAURA A. BARNHILL AND JAN-
ANN HELEN GILES,
Respondent(s)J
COMPLAINT NO.
CE 05-5162 NT DM
NOTICE OF DEMOLITION
TO: LAURA A. BARNHILL,
whose last known ad-
dress was 136 1ST
STREET, WEST, (WAH-
NETA) WINTER HAVEN,
FL 33880-5808, JAN-
ANN HELEN GILES,
whose last known ad-
dress was 5950 GILES
ROAD, LITHONIA, GA
30058, his/her heirs, de-
visees, assigns, or successors
in interest to the below de-
scribed property
RE: Structure(s) being situ-
ated on a parcel described as:
WAHNETA FARMS, PLAT BOOK
1, PAGES 82A-82B, LOT 183 N
OR R/W SR 559 LESS E 165 FT
& LESS W 250 FT OF E 415 FT
OF N 115 FT M/L LESS ST RD S
559 & LESS W 250 FT N OF N
R/W SR 559 1/2 INT. (105
BOMBER -ROAD, WINTER HA-
VEN, FL 33880 TAX ID: 17-29-
26-689500-018318)
TAKE NOTICE that pursu-
ant to Polk County Ordinance
90-17, the Director of the Polk
County Building Division has de-
termined that the structures)
referenced above are dilapi-
dated structures) as defined in
the Ordinance. The struc-
ture(s) must b.e demol-
ished and the debris
must be removed to an
authorized landfill or
the structures) must
Sbeo substantially repaired
within thirty (30) days
after this notice has
been served. In order to
repair or demolish struc-
tures other than mobile
homes, you must first
obtain a building or
demolition permit from
the Building Depart-
ment.
If a building or demolition per-
mit is required, you are still
bound by the thirty (30) day
time period required herein.
Your time to demolish or repair is
not extended by the six (6) month
period allowed in the Building De-
partment permits for exercise of
said permits. You must call the
Community Development Spe-
cialist II when the structure has
been substantially repaired or
demolished.
If the dilapidated structures)
are not demolished or substan-
tially repaired as set Forth
above within thirty (30) days,
the structures) shall be demol-
ished by Polk County.
Should you fail to demolish or sub-
stantially repair the dilapidated
structures) within the 30 day time
period, please be advised that you
may wish to remove all personal
property and site improvements
from the subject property. The
cost of the demolition and re-
moval of debris shall be as-
sessed against the property
owners and imposed as a lien
against the real property. If not
satisfied, the lien may be fore-


WESLEY SZANYI, INDIVIDU-
ALLY AND AS TRUSTEE, ET AL.
DEFENDANTS.
CASE NO.: 05-CA-003770
Division#: 11
NOTICE OF ACTION
FORECLOSURE
PROCEEDINGS-PROPERTY
TO: ADRIANA PULIDO
RESIDENCE UNKNOWN, If living,
including any unknown spouse
of the said Defendants, if either
has remarried and if either or
both of said Defendants are
dead, their respective unknown
heirs. devisees, grantees, as-
signees, creditors, lienors, and
trustees, and all other persons
claiming by, through, under oi
against the named
Defendant(s); and the afore-
mentioned named Defendant(s)


tanks, all structures, primary struc-
ture, sheds, garages, doghouses,
etc., slabs, footers, driveways (up
to the road), and all fences (except
those which divide the property
from an adjoining property). The
property will be brought to a rake-
site basis. If there are any ques-
tions as to what the demolition will
include, it is the owners responsi-
bility to contact the Demolition De-
partment for clarity.
Any questions regarding this No-
tice of Demolition may be directed
to the following:
Tanya L. Tucker, Commu-
nity Development Specialist
I I
Housing and Neighborhood
Development Division
P.O. Box 9005, Drawer
HS04
Bartow, Florida 33831-
9005
(863) 534-5257
Dated this 9th day of December,-
2005.
Tanya L. Tucker, Community
Development Specialist II
P.O. Box 9005, Drawer HS04
Bartow, Florida 33831-9005
(863) 534-5257
Dec. 8, 12, 2005-3894FR

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT
OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL
CIRCUIT OF THE STATE
OF FLORIDA, IN AND FOR
POLK COUNTY
CIVIL DIVISION
FIFTH THIRD MORTGAGE COM-
PANY SUCCESSOR BY MERGER
TO OLD KENT MORTGAGE COM-
PANY,
Plaintiff,
vs.
MILAGROS JIMENEZ; THE UN-
KNOWN SPOUSE OF MILAGROS
JIMENEZ; JUAN AGOSTO; THE
UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF JUAN
AGOSTO, IF LIVING, INCLUDING
ANY UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF
SAID DEFENDANTSS, IF RE-
MARRIED, AND IF DECEASED,
THE RESPECTIVE UNKNOWN
HEIRS, DEVISEES, GRANTEES,
ASSIGNEES, CREDITORS, LIEN-
ORS, AND TRUSTEES, AND ALL
OTHER PERSONS CLAIMING BY,
THROUGH, UNDER OR AGAINST
THE NAMED DEFENDANTSS;
MONOGRAM CREDIT CARD
BANK OF GEORGIA; WHETHER
DISSOLVED OR PRESENTLY EX-
ISTING, TOGETHER WITH ANY
GRANTEES, ASSIGNEES, CREDI-
TORS, LIENORS, OR TRUSTEES
OF SAID DEFENDANTS) AND
ALL OTHER PERSONS CLAIMING
BY, THROUGH, UNDER, OR
AGAINST DEFENDANTSS; UN-
KNOWN TENANT #1; UN-
KNOWN TENANT #2,
Defendant(s).
CASE NO.
53-2005-CA-003358-
0000-00-SEC 07
NOTICE OF SALE
Notice is hereby given that,
pursuant to a Final Summary
Judgment of Foreclosure en-
tered in the above-styled
cause, in the Circuit Court of
Polk County, Florida, I will sell
the property situate in Polk
County, Florida, described as:
LOT 3, LYNNWOOD,
ACCORDING TO THE
MAP OR PLAT
THEREOF, AS RE-
CORDED IN PLAT
BOOK 71, PAGE 38,
OF THE PUBLIC RE-
CORDS OF, POLK
COUNTY, FLORIDA.
A/K/A 4076 GLISSON
DRIVE, LAKELAND,
FLORIDA 33810.
at public sale, to the highest
and best bidder, for cash, at
the East End of the East Corri-
dor, First Floor, Polk County
Courthouse, 255 North Broad-
way Avenue, Bartow, Florida at
9.00 o'clock A.M., or as soon
thereafter 9:00 A.M., the 22nd
day of December, 2005.
All sales are to be held at the
east end of the east corridor,
first floor, of the Polk County
Courthouse located at 255
North Broadway Avenue, Bar-

tow, Florida. Please note that
the main entrance is located on
Church .ier. n[ r.:, entry is pos-
St-le Iron. Br n ,:. Avenue. In
the event any temporary
change of location is neces-
ir,, .- ,-Irl .hall post a "No-
7,,-, -,i ,- ,- r.;' 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 Cburt Administrator, (863)
534,4690, within two (2)
working, days of your receipt of
this .notice; if you are hearing
Sor voice impaired, call TDD
(863), 534-7777 or Florida Re-
lay Services 711.
DATEb THE 18th DAY OF No-
vember, 2005.
RICHARD M. WEISS
CLERK-OQF CIRCUIT COURT
By L.. L ..r r ,i..,
Deputy Clerk
(Seal)
Dec. 8, 15, 2005-3842


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
10TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF
FLORIDA, IN AND FOR POLK
COUNTY
U.S. BANK NATIONAL ASSOCIA-
TION, AS TRUSTEE UNDER THE
POOLING AND SERVICING
AGREEMENT, DATED AS OF
JUNE 1, 2003, AMONG CREDIT-
BASED ASSET SERVICING AND
SECURITIZATION LLC, MERRILL
LYNCH MORTGAGE INVES-
TORS, INC., LITTON LOAN
SERVICING LP AND U.S. BANK
NATIONAL ASSOCIATION, C-
BASS MORTGAGE LOAN AS-
SET-BACKED CERTIFICATES,
SERIES 2003-CB3,
PLAINTIFF,.
-vs-


Deputy Clerk
(Seal)
Dec. 8, 15, 2005-3891


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and such of the aforemen-
tioned unknown Defendant'
and such of the aforemen-
tioned unknown Defendants as
may be infants, incompetent
or otherwise not sui juris.
YOU ARE HEREBY NOTIFIED
that an action has been com-
menced to foreclose a mortgage
on the following real property, ly-
ing and being and situated in
POLK County, Florida, more par-
ticularly described as follows:
LOT 48, ROYAL RIDGE
PHASE ONE, ACCORDING
TO THE MAP OR PLAT
THEREOF AS RECORDED IN
PLAT BOOK 103, PAGE 49,
OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS
OF POLK COUNTY, FLOR-
IDA.
More commonly known as
727 BELVIOR DRIVE, DAV-
ENPORT, FL 33837-8248.
This action has been filed
against you and you are re-
quired to serve a copy of your
written defense, if any, upon
SHAPIRO & FISHMAN, Attorneys
for Plaintiff, whose address is
Woodland Corporate Center,
4505 Woodland Corp. Blvd.,
Suite 100, Tampa, FL 33614,
within thirty (30) days after
the first publication of this no-
tice and file the.original with
the Clerk of this Court either
before service on Plaintiff's at-
torney or immediately there af-
ter; otherwise a default will be
entered against you for the re-
lief demanded in the Complaint.
WITNESS my hand and seal
of this Court on the 6th day of
December, 2005.
If you are a person with a disability
who needs any accommodation in
order to participate in this pro-
ceeding, you are entitled, at no
cost to you, to the provision of cer-
tain assistance. Please contact the
Office of the Court Administrator,
(863) 534-4488, within two (2)
working days of your receipt of this
notice of hearing; if you are hear-
ing or voice impaired, call TDD
(863) 534-7777 or Florida Relay
Service (800) 955-8770.
RICHARD M. WEISS
Circuit and County Courts
By: /s/ Mary Ann Ray
Deputy Clerk
(Seal)
Dec. 8, 15,,2005-3892

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT
OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL
CIRCUIT OF THE STATE
OF FLORIDA, IN AND FOR
POLK COUNTY
CIVIL DIVISION
GREEN TREE SERVICING LLC,
SUCCESSOR SERVICE FOR
GREENPOINT CREDIT CORP.,
Plaintiff,
vs.
MARGARITO RUIZ, JR.; THE UN-
KNOWN SPOUSE OF MARGA-
RITO RUIZ, JR.; LUISA RUIZ; THE
UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF LUISA
RUIZ, 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;
:rU Il... IJ fE -fir #1, UN-
KNOWN TENANT #2,
Defendant(s).
CASE NO.
2005-CA-4353-SEC 11
NOTICE OF ACTION
TO:
LUISA RUIZ; THE UNKNOWN
SPOUSE OF LUISA RUIZ, IF
LIVING, INCLUDING ANY UN-
KNOWN SPOUSE OF SAID
DEFENDANTSS, IF REMAR-
RIED, AND IF DECEASED,
THE RESPECTIVE UNKNOWN
HEIRS, DEVISEES,. GRANT-
EES, ASSIGNEES, CREDI-
TORS, LIENORS, AND TRUS-
TEES, AND ALL OTHER PER-
SONS CLAIMING BY,
THROUGH, UNDER OR
AGAINST THE NAMED DE-
FENDANT(S)
WHOSE RESIDENCE 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 December
27, 2005; the nature of this pro-
ceeding being a suit for foreclo-
sure of mortgage against the fol-
lowing described property, to wit:
LOT 11, OAK MEADOWS
ESTATES, ACCORDING TO
THE PLAT THEREOF, AS
RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK
81, PAGE 27, OF THE PUB-
LIC RECORDS OF POLK
COUNTY, FLORIDA.
To include a:
1999 LIMITED, VIN
FLA14613924A and
76163515
1999 LIMITED, VIN
FLA14613924B and
76163516
A/K/A 3229 OLD HWY 60,
MULBERRY, FL 33860.
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 6th
day of DQecember, 2005.
RICHARD M. WEISS
CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT
By /sLMay AnnBay


SOUTH, BARTOW, FL
33830-8594, his/her
heirs, devisees, assigns, or
successors in interest to the be-
low described property
RE: Structure(s) being situ-
ated on a parcel described as:
THAT PART OF THE EAST 1/2
OF THE SOUTHEAST 1/4 OF
SECTION 20, TOWNSHIP 30
SOUTH, RANGE 25 EAST, LYING
EAST OF STATE ROAD NO. 2
(US HIGHWAY NO. 17) LESS
THE NORTH 785 FEET
THEREOF. (3390 US HIGHWAY
17, SOUTH, BARTOW, FL
33830 TAX ID: 20-30-25-
000000-021010)
TAKE NOTICE that pursu-
ant to Polk County Ordinance
90-17, the Director of the Polk
County Building Division has de-
termined that the structures)







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POLK COUNTY
BOARD OF COUNTY
COMMISSIONERS
POLK COUNTY, a political sub-
division of the State of Florida,
Petitioner,
Vs.
HAMID G. BOJD,
Respondent(s)J
COMPLAINT NO.
CE 05-5546 NT DM
NOTICE OF DEMOLITION
TO: HAMID G. BOJD,
whose last known ad-
dress was 9618 NOR-
CHESTER CIRCLE,
TAMPA, FL 33647-1847,
his/her heirs, devisees, as-
signs, or successors in interest
to the below described property
RE: Structure(s) being situ-
ated on a parcel described as:
LOT 7. BLOCK A, SANHEATH,
ACCORDING TO THE MAP OR
PLAT THEREOF AS RECORDED
IN PLAT BOOK 39, PAGE 50 OF
THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF POLK
COUNTY, FLORIDA. (4635 SAM
HEATH ROAD, BARTOW, FL
33830 TAX ID: 13-29-25-
359300-010700)
TAKE NOTICE that pursu-
ant to Polk County Ordinance
90-17, the Director of the Polk
County Building Division has de-
termined that the structures)
referenced above are dilapi-
dated structures) as defined in
the Ordinance. The struc-
ture(s) must be demol-
ished and the debris
must be removed to an
authorized landfill or
the structures) must
be substantially repaired
within thirty (30) days
after this notice has
been served. In order to
repair or demolish struc-
tures other than mobile
homes, you must first
obtain a building or
demolition permit from
the Building Depart-
ment.
If a building or demolition per-
mit is required, you are still
bound by the thirty (30) day
time period required herein.
Your time to demolish or repair is
not extended by the six (6) month
period allowed in the Building De-
partment permits for exercise of
said permits. You must call the
Community Development Spe-
cialist II when the structure has
been substantially repaired or
demolished.
If the dilapidated structures)
are not demolished or substan-
tially repaired as set Forth
above within thirty (30) days,
the structures) shall be demol-
ished by Polk County.
Should you fail to demolish or sub-
stantially repair the dilapidated
structures) within the 30 day time
period, please be advised that you
may wish to remove all personal
property and site improvements
from the subject property. The
cost of the demolition and re-
moval of debris shall be as-
sessed against the property
owners and Imposed as a lien
against the real property. If not
satisfied, the lien may be fore-
closed after a period of two
years in the manner provided in
Chapter 173, Florida Statutes.
The thirty day time period may
be enlarged by the Demolition
Coordinator in writing for good
cause shown. In order to re-
ceive an extension of time, you
must contact the Building Divi-
sion immediately upon receipt
of this Notice,. A verbal exten-
sion of time is not sufficient to
enlarge the time period and will
not protect your rights.
Note: If Polk County, or a vendor
under contract from Polk County,
demolishes above said property,
the demolition will include the re-
moval of all signs of human habi-
tation. This includes debris, trash (
excluding hazardous materials),
tires, building materials, septic
tanks, all structures, primary struc-
ture, sheds, garages, doghouses,
etc., slabs, footers, driveways (up
to the road), and all fences (except
those which divide the property
from an adjoining property). The
property will be brought to a rake-
site basis. If there are any ques-
tions as to what the demolition will
include, it is the owners responsi-
bility to contact the Demolition De-
partment for clarity.
Any questions regarding this No-
tice of Demolition may be directed
to the following:
Tanya L. Tucker, Commu-
nity Development Specialist
II
Housing and Neighborhood
Development Division
P.O. Box 9005, Drawer
HS04
Bartow, Florida 33831-
9005
(863) 534-5257
Dated this 9th day of December,
2005.
Tanya L. Tucker, Community
Development Specialist II
P.O. Box 9005, Drawer HS04
Bartow, Florida 33831-9005
(863) 534-5257
Dec. 8, 12, 2005-3908FR

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IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR
POLK COUNTY, FLORIDA
PROBATE DIVISION
IN RE: ESTATE OF
CAROLINE ANN MEYER,
Deceased.
FILE NO.
05CP-2647
NOTICE OF
ADMINISTRATION
The administration of the estate
of Caroline Ann Meyer is pending
in the Circuit Court for Polk
County, Florida, Probate Division
the address of which is 255 N.
Broadway Ave./PO Box 9000,
Drawer CC-4, Bartow, Florida
33831-9000. The names and ad-
dresses of the personal represen-
tative and the personal represen-
tative's attorney are set forth be-
low.
Any interested person upon
whom this notice is served who in-
tends to challenge the validity of
the will, the qualifications of the
personal representative, venue, or
jurisdiction of the court, and all
persons having claims against this
estate who are served with a copy
of this notice, are required to file
with this court such objection or
claim within the later of three
months after the date of the first
publication of this notice or 30
days after the date of service of a
copy of this notice on that person.
Persons having claims against
the estate who are not known to
the personal representative and
whose names or addressees are
not reasonably ascertainable must
file all claims against the estate
within three months after the date
of the first publication of this no-
tice.
ALL CLAIMS, DEMANDS AND
OBJECTIONS NOT SO FILED
WILL BE FOREVER BARRED.
The date of the first publica-
tion of this Notice is Decembe
8.2005.
Personal Representative:
James "Jim" Cox
3 Aqualane Dr.
Winter Haven, FL 33880
Christopher Desrochers
Christopher Desrochers, P.L.
2504 Ave. G NW
Winter Haven, FL 33880
(863) 299-8309
Ra. Bar #0948977
Attorney for Personal Representa-
tive
Dec. 8, 15, 2005-3890

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SERGEANT FIRST Class Raul Rodriguez of
Fort Meade, has returned to Iraq as a platoon
sergeant with the Second Platoon-651 Military


Raul Rodriguez


Taris J. Claitt
Navy Petty Officer 3rd Class
Taris J. Claitt, son of Bessie L.
and Raymond Claitt of Avon
Park, conducted strikes on a
known Improvised Explosive De-
vice (IED) production facility
northeast of Baghdad during a
scheduled deployment while as-
signed to the aircraft carrier
USS Theodore Roosevelt, home-
ported in Norfolk, Va.
IEDs have been a threat to
coalition ground forces since the
beginning of Operation Iraqi
Freedom.


Police Company, known as the "Swamp Rats."
The unit will be in Iraq for one year. (Photos
provided)


Since their arrival, Roosevelt-
based aircraft have provided
close air support to coalition
troops in the vicinities of Al Hil-
lah, Al Mansuriyah, Baquba,
Basrah, Kirkuk, Madain, Mosul
and Tall Afar.
They will continue to escort
convoys, patrol oil pipelines and
protect new construction.
Claitt's unit is operating in
the Persian Gulf in support of
maritime security operations.

Tommie L. Jackson
Air Force Airman Tommie L.
Jackson has graduated from ba-
sic military training at Lackland
Air Force Base, San Antonio.
During the six weeks of train-
ing, the airman studied the Air
Force mission, organization, and
military customs and courtesies;
performed drill and ceremony
marches, and received physical
training, rifle marksmanship,
field training exercises, and spe-
cial training in.human relations.
In addition, airmen who com-
plete basic training earn credits
toward an associate degree
through the Community College
of the Air Force.
Jackson is the son of Tommie
Jackson of Lakeland, and Reta
Jackson of Bartow-
He is a 2005 graduate of Bar-


tow Senior High School.

Kevin D. Sherman
Coast' Guard Seaman Appren-
tice Kevin D. Sherman, son of
Judy and Doug Sherman of
Lakeland, has graduated from
the U.S. Coast Guard Recruit
Training Center in Cape May, N.
J.
During the eight-week train-
ing program, Sherman com-
pleted a vigorous training cur-
riculum consisting of academics
and practical instruction on wa-
ter safety and survival, military
customs and courtesies, seaman-
ship skills, first aid, fire fighting
and marksmanship. A major em-
phasis also is placed on physical
fitness, health and wellness.
Sherman and other recruits
also received instruction on the
Coast Guard's core values -
honor, respect and devotion to
duty.
Sherman is a 2004 graduate
of Lakeland High School.

Kenneth J. Clayton
Marine Corps Pvt. Kenneth J.
Clayton, son of Joyce E. Powell
and Jon M. Clayton, both of
Lakeland, has., completed 12
weeks of basic' training at Ma-
rine Corps Recruit Depot, Parris
Island, S. C.


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Clayton and fellow recruits
began their training at 5 a.m., by
running three miles and per-
forming calisthenics.
In addition to the physical
conditioning program, Clayton
spent numerous hours in class-
room and field assignments
which included learning first
aid, uniform regulations, combat
water survival, marksmanship,
hand-to-hand combat and as-
sorted weapons training.
They performed close order
drill and operated as a small in-
fantry unit during field training.
Clayton and fellow recruits
ended the training phase with
The Crucible, a 54-hour, team
evolution culminating in an emo-
tional ceremony in which re-
cruits are presented the Marine
Corps Emblem, and addressed
as "Marines" for the first time in
their careers.

Alberto G. Mendez
Marine Corps Pfc. Alberto G.
Mendez, son of Maria A. and Al-
berto Mendez of.Highland City,
recently completed 12 weeks of
basic training at Marine Corps
Recruit Depot, Parris Island, S.
C.
Mendez and fellow recruits
began their training at 5 a.m., by
running three miles and per-
forming calisthenics.
In addition to the physical
conditioning program, Mendez
spent numerous hours in class-
room and field assignments
which included learning first
aid, uniform regulations, combat
water survival, marksmanship,
hand-to-hand combat and as-
sorted weapons training.
Mendez and fellow recruits
ended the training phase with
The Crucible, a 54-hour, team
evolution culminating in an emo-
tional ceremony in which re-
cruits are presented the Marine
Corps Emblem, and addressed
as "Marines" for the first time in
their careers.

Kelly E. Watts
Army Pfc. Kelly E. Watts has
graduated from basic combat
training at Fort Jackson, Colum-
bia, S.C.
During the nine weeks of
training, Watts studied the
Army mission, history, tradition
and core values, physical fitness,
and received instruction and


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field tactics, military courtesy,
military justice system, basic
first aid, foot marches, and field
training exercises.
Watts earned distinction as
an honor graduate of the course.
He is the son of Deborah
Clark of Frostproof and Jere-
miah Watts of Lake Wales.
The private is a 2005 gradu-
ate of Frostproof Middle-Senior
High School.

Maria G. Rivas
Army Pvt. Maria G. Rivas has
graduated from basic combat
training at Fort Jackson, Colum-
bia, S.C.
During the nine weeks of
training, Rivas studied the Army
mission, history, tradition and
core values, physical fitness, and
received instruction and practice
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weapons, chemical warfare and
bayonet training, drill and cere-
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foot marches, and field training
exercises.
Rivas is the daughter of Elva
Reyna and granddaughter of
Elva Reyna, both of Frostproof.
She is a 2005.graduate of
Frostproof Middle-Senior High
School.

Robert M. Locklar
Marine Corps Pvt. Robert M.
Locklar, son of Leslie L. Locklar
of Wauchula and Milton Locklar
of Bowling Green, has completed
12 weeks of basic training at Ma-
rine Corps Recruit Depot, Parris
Island, S. C.
Locklar and fellow recruits be-
gan their training at 5 a.m., by
running three miles and per-
forming calisthenics.
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conditioning program, Locklar
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HALLIE HIERLIHY, a 12-year-old student of
Union Academy and daughter of Jamie and
Donna Grunholzer of Fort Meade, competed in
the Arabian Horse Association of Florida annual
Thanksgiving Show at the state fairgrounds in
Tampa. She and her horse, Regal Jada, competed


in dressage training level test 2 and placed first
out of nine competitors with a score of 66.538. She
also competed in training level test 4 and placed
third out of 10 competitors with a score of 63.462.
Hallie is trained by Miriam and Ashley Allen at
High Gait Farms. (Photo provided)


Rangeland Restoration

Program Benefits Quail


Bobwhite quail, once common
throughout much of the south-
eastern United States, went into
a sustained, population nosedive
25 years ago.
Fortunately, the Florida Fish
and Wildlife Conservation Com-
mission is on the case with a spe-
cial project to provide financial
and technical assistance to pri-
vate landowners willing to help
the species.
S "This may be the last real
chance for private landowners in
Florida to save a proud Southern
tradition, wild quail hunting,"
said Lee Taylor; an FWC biologi-
cal administrator.
Hunters in Florida bagged
2.5 million quail annually during
the 1960s, but now they take
less than 250,000 wild quail a
year.
According to the Northern
Bobwhite Conservation Initia-
tive, Florida's quail population
dropped between three and five
percent each year for a total de-
crease of 70 percent since 1980.
Experts say it is merely a
symptom of a much bigger prob-
lem loss of quality habitat. The
Environmental Incentives Pro-
gram (EQIP) aims to reverse the
downward trend in bobwhite
quail populations on Florida
rangelands by providing techni-
cal and financial assistance to
landowners, without unduly bur-
dening them.
Under EQIP, landowners and
biologists work together to de-
velop management plans for bob-
whites. The state offers landown-
ers long-term financial incen-
tives in the form of cost-share
payments for prescribed burn-
ing, brush management (double-
drum roller chopping, disking,
herbicide application) and plant-
ings for wildlife habitat.
Often, these management


practices already are in use by
veteran land stewards, making
their implementation under
EQIP relatively painless and fi-
nancially helpful.
While bobwhites are the focal
species for this project, other
wildlife species, including wild
turkeys, white-tailed deer and
songbirds benefit from these
management practices.
, To maximize the long-term ef-
fect of the project, contracts will
include conservation plans for
maintenance and management
for a 10-year period. The last day
to enroll in EQIP is Dec. 15;
however, the FWC may extend
the deadline to encourage new
applications.
"Landowners should have a
minimum of 20 acres to enroll;
however, the larger the tract, the
more likely it is to benefit quail
and other wildlife in the long
run," Taylor said.
EQIP is part of a larger re-
gional initiative to increase bob-
white, quail on private lands
throughout the Southeast. Fund-
ing for EQIP projects is through
the United States Department of
Agriculture (USDA).
The program involves a col-
laborative partnership among
the FWC, USDA Natural Re-
sources Conservation Service,
University of Georgia, Univer-
sity of Florida and Tall Timbers
Research Station.
"The time for serious recovery
efforts to begin is now, before
quail populations get so low
widespread recovery efforts be-
come financially prohibitive and
biologically impractical," Taylor
said.
For more information on bob-
white quail and other species
that will benefit from enrolling
land in EQIP, call Lee Taylor at
863-648-3203.


December 8, 2005


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863-534-1561
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There's no cure for ALS (Lou Gehrig's
disease). But Chris Rice and his family
know there will be. There must be.
MDA funds the research that offers them hope.
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Webber University Hires

New Head Football Coach


Be Aware Of The Dangers Of CO


In the past decade, people
have become more aware of the
risk of carbon monoxide (CO)
poisoning in the home.
Often called the silent killer,
carbon monoxide is an invisible,
odorless, colorless gas created
when fuels (such as gasoline,
wood, coal, natural gas, propane,
oil, and methane) burn incom-
pletely.
In the home, heating and
cooking equipment that burn
fuel are potential sources of car-
bon monoxide. Vehicles or gen-
erators running in an attached
garage can also produce danger-
ous levels of carbon monoxide.
According to the National
Safety Council, 400 gas-poison-
ing deaths occurred in 2000, 300
of them in homes.
Here are some tips to keep
you and your family safe:
Install CO alarms (listed by
an independent testing labora-
tory) inside your home to provide
early warning of accumulating
CO.
CO alarms should be in-
stalled in a central location out-
side each separate sleeping area.
After purchasing an alarm,
call your local fire department's
non-emergency telephone num-
ber to find out what number to
call if the CO alarm sounds.
Post that number by your
telephone and make sure every-
one in the h.,iusehold knows the
difference between the fire emer-
gency and CO emergency num-
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bers (if there is a difference).
Test CO alarms at least
once a month, and replace CO
alarms according to the manu-
facturer's instructions.
If you need to warm a vehi-
cle, remove it from the garage
immediately after starting it. Do
not run a vehicle, generator, or
other fueled engine or motor in-
doors, even if garage doors are
open.
Make sure the exhaust pipe of
a running vehicle is not covered
with snow.
Have fuel-burning house-
hold heating equipment (fire-
places, furnaces, water heaters,
wood and coal stoves, space or
portable heaters) and chimneys
inspected by a professional every
year before cold weather sets in.
When using a fireplace,
open the flue for adequate venti-
lation.
Open a window slightly
whenever using a kerosene or
gas heater. Kerosene heaters are
illegal in many states. Always
check with local authorities be-
fore buying or using one. Only
refuel outside, after the device
has cooled.
Never use youroven to heat ,
yotr home.
Only use barbecue grills -
which can produce CO out-
side. Never use them in the
home or garage.
When purchasing new heat-
ing and cooking equipment, se-
lect products tested and labeled


by an independent testing labo-
ratory.
When purchasing an exist-
ing home, have a qualified tech-
nician evaluate the integrity of
the heating and cooking systems,
as well as the sealed spaces be-
tween the garage and house.
When camping, remember
to use battery-powered heaters
and flashlights in tents trailers,
and motor homes.
CO alarms are not substi-
tutes for smoke alarms. Smoke
alarms should be installed on
every level of the home and in or
outside all sleeping areas.
Know the difference be-
tween the sound of the smoke
alarms and the sound of the CO
alarms.


Kelly Scott has been ap-
pointed as head football coach
for the Warriors by Bill Heath,
director of athletics at Webber
International University.
Scott will take over for Rod
Shafer who resigned earlier this
week to return to Lake Wales
High School. During the past
four years, Scott has served as
defensive coordinator and re-
cruiting coordinator for the War-
riors' football program.
Coach Scott worked a total of
nine years as the defensive coor-
dinator for the Warriors' football
program. He worked with the
Lake Wales Highlanders for six
years, after which he had the op-
portunity to work at the Univer-
sity of South Carolina as corner
back coach for two years.


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After his two years in South
Carolina, Scott took the head
coaching position at Blooming-
dale High School for one year
and then returned to Lake Wales
for three years. Scott's coaching
career began in Indiana where
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Brownie Girl Scouts throw candy and smiles to the crowd.


Stephens Elementary


Fun was had at the annual
Christmas parades in Bartow
and Fort Meade.
Fort Meade's parade was held
on Monday. Bartow's followed
on Tuesday night.

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and Dawn "Santa's
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Bethlehem Marketplace Set

Dec. 16-17 in Winter Haven


Mt. Olive FBC

Homecoming
This Sunday

Mt. Olive Freewill Baptist
Church in Bartow will hold its
annual homecoming celebration
Sunday, Dec. 11, at 11 a.m.
Pastor C.P. Cornelius of
Peaceful Believers Church in
Fort Meade will be the guest
speaker.
The church is located at 1450
East Gay Street. Elder Andrew
Farley is pastor.

Yard, Bake Sale
Saturday
At Antioch
Baptist Church
A bake sale and yard sale will
be held at Antioch Baptist
Church in Bartow this Saturday,
Dec. 10, at 7 a.m.
The sale will take place across
the road in front of the church.
The church is located at 4335
Transport Road..
For more information, contact
Pastor Stephen Darley at 533-
9222. -


Ancient Bethlehem will come
alive as Calvary Baptist Church
in Winter Haven presents
"Bethlehem Marketplace" on Dec.
16, 17, and 18.
All are invited to visit
Bethlehem as Mary and Joseph
would have seen it more than
2,000 years ago when they came
to take part in the census.
Calvary Baptist Church has
assembled a cast and crew of
more than 160 people to act out
the busy streets that Mary and
Joseph would have seen.
Visitors will enter the city,
past the census takers to take in
the sights of old Bethlehem.
Walking the streets that Mary
and Joseph did, looking for an
inn, guests will encounter Roman


soldiers and other citizens.
The route will go by street ven-
dors, including a silversmith, fish
vendor, carpenters, and others
from the period, hawking their
wares. Visitors will see the syna-
gogue where a rabbi will be
speaking, and at the end of the
journey, travelers will view a liv-
ing nativity with Mary, Joseph,
the infant Jesus, and live ani-
mals.
The marketplace will be open
from 6 to 9 p.m. each evening.
The event is free.
Calvary Baptist Church is
located on 2101 Overlook Drive
Southeast.
. For more information, call the
church office at 324-4262.


Victory Life & Praise Church
in Bartow will host a Winter Fest
and Revival on Friday, Dec. 9,
from 4 to 9 p.m., under a big tent
behind the church at 530 West
Hooker Street.
Free hot dogs and drinks, as
well as a moonwalk, games, and
other activities, will be available
for all ages.
Throughout the evening, spe-
cial events will include a free,
contemporary Christian concert
by The Redemption Worship
Band, a comedy show by Funny


Man Carmen, drama by New
House Life of Praise Church, and
an authentic Roman soldier uni-
form and weapon display by
artist Joe Miholics.
A drawing for a free turkey
will conclude the evening.
Revival services will begin at 7
p.m., featuring music from the
Victory Life & Praise worship
team, and preaching by Pastor
Greg Bowen.
For more information, call 533-
6522.


Holiday Bash At Cornerstone Church


Fort Meade's Holiday Bash
and Fall Festival, sponsored by
Cornerstone Church of God, will
'iake place Saturday, Dec. 10,
from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m.
The event will be held under
the large oak trees in the parking
lot behind Cornerstone Church,
between Seminole and French


Avenues Southwest.
Cotton candy and sno cones
will be available, and a .space ,.
walk. dunk tank, and other activ-'
ities are planned.
Tickets are 25 cents each, five
for $1, or $10 for a wristband for
all-day fun.


Musings From God's Penman


'Pepsi' The Same In Any Language


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By REV. JAMES L. SNYDER
Recently, The Gracious
Mistress of the Parsonage and
Yours Truly enjoyed a trip to Asia.
Thailand was our destination
and adventure was our disposi-
tion. We were thrilled with many
new experiences on our excursion.
One fascinating aspect of our
travel was the language. The one
thing I noticed about the Thai
language had to do with the
alphabet. The Thai alphabet is
composed of little squiggly, curly
figamajigs.
To be quite honest, it looked
like someone was eating a nice
spaghetti dinner when they had
to sneeze. Turning to the wall,
they sneezed vigorously, covering
the wall with squiggly, curly frag-
ments of spaghetti.
Someone looked at it and said,
"Wow, that looks like an alpha-
.bet." And since that time, the
Thai alphabet looked like squig-
gly curly fragments of spaghetti.
Picking up and thumbing
through some books in Thailand,
I could never tell if I was holding
it upside down or right side up. It
all looked the same to me.
I'm not sure how long it takes
to learn the Thai language, but I
can assure you, there is not
enough time throughout all eter-
nity for me to learn it. I'm still
struggling with English.101.
Most impressive were the chil-
dren of Thailand. As difficult as
the language and alphabet are,
these children speak Thai perfect-
ly.
They would look at me and
chatter and chatter and chatter,
and I had absolutely no idea what
they were chattering about.
Of course, that's nothing new
for me. My wife chatters and
chatters, and I have no earthly
idea what she's chattering about
either. All I know is it must be
some kind of a husband anti-chat-
tering thing.
What's more, these tiny chil-
dren could read Thai as easily as
anything I've ever seen.
I, on the other hand, never did
master any phrases in Thai.
Before leaving for Thailand, I
went to a bookstore and pur-
chased a Thai phrasebook.
I have no idea what I was
thinking. The truth be told, I was
not thinking.
For some reason, I thought
that by buying a phrasebook. I


would immediately know how to
pronounce the words in the book.
The plan was that while traveling
on the airplane, which was about
24 hours, I could master several
phrases in the Thai language.
One phrase I thought would be
most helpful upon arriving in
Thailand was the simple phrase,
"Excuse me."
I thought this would be polite-
ness on my part. I did not want
the people to think I was a rude
American just because I didn't
know their language. And the
phrase, "Excuse me," would be
most useful in a variety of situa-
tions.
On the plane traveling to
Thailand, I practiced this phrase,
along with others, as best I could.
I was proud of what I was accom-
plishing prior to arriving in a
strange land.
By now, I should be wary of
any sense of pride creeping up in
my mind. It should raise a red
flag warning of imminent danger.
I was anxious to practice my
Thai.
Opportunity eventually came
for me to put into practice what I
had learned, or so I thought I
learned.
Being in a crowded situation
brought opportunity for me to
practice my "Excuse me," in Thai.
I noticed right away, being the
observant person I am, that when
I said, "Excuse me," people looked
alarmed and backed away from
me rather quickly. I couldn't fig-
ure ,it out.
Several days passed and I
noticed this aspect of my visit was
not changing or getting any bet-
ter. Every time I said, "Excuse
me," people parted company with
me immediately. Also, most of the
people gave me a strange look
upon backing away from me.
During our stay in Thailand,
we were the guests of missionar-
ies who lived and worked there.
About halfway through our stay, I
had an opportunity to confide in
one of the missionaries about this
strange behavior I was experienc-
ing.
When I explained the situa-
tion, the missionary asked me to
repeat the phrase to her. When I
did so. she raised her hand to her
mouth and laughed hysterically,
which was no comfort to me by
any stretch of the imagination.
When she finally regained her
composure, she explained to me


that phrases in a foreign lan-
guage could be difficult.
"If you don't pronounce the
words correctly," she explained to
me, "you may say something
other than what you mean."
Then she laughed some more.
"What in the world did I say?"
I pleaded.
"Instead of saying, 'Excuse me,'
as you'd intended, you said some-
thing altogether different."
The missionary paused and
looked at me intently with a smile
twitching on her face.
"What you were actually say-

ing was, "May I pass gas?"
This explained the strange
reaction I was getting and from
then on, I practice my Thai no
more. I found a new way to greet
people, not only in Thailand, but
also around the world.
One word is the same no mat-
ter where you go. This one word
brings a smile to everybody who
hears it.
That one word is simply,
"Pepsi."
I spent the rest of my time in
Thailand greeting people with
this one word and the reaction
was simply Wonderful.
The Advent season reminds us
of the importance of using the
right word or name.
"And the Word was made flesh,
and dwelt among us, (and we
beheld his glory, the glory as of
the only begotten of the Father,)
full of grace and truth" (John
1:14 KJV).
Jesus is the "Word made flesh."
The name "Jesus" is universal
and means the same in every lan-
guage.


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Is THAT REALLY A

MONSTER?
Have you ever noticed that young children will some-
times respond to scary things by first running and
screaming, and then laughing? Often, their first impulse
is to make a game out of being scared, and surprisingly,
they seem to genuinely enjoy the experience. However,
the older we get, the more likely we are to seemingly
cower in some dark corner or to want to utterly destroy
the big, bad monster. Perhaps there is some deeper wis-
dom in the child's response. And perhaps, those monsters
that we fear are really things with which we should
make friends. How often do we fear things that end up
being good for us in one way or another? For example,
many people fear certain social interactions, and yet
when they actually "take the plunge," they readily admit
that there was nothing to fear and much to look forward
to. And although we naturally fear the unknown, per-
haps we ought to greet it with more enthusiasm, and less
fear, the way children so often do.

To the pure all things are pure, but to
the corrupt and unbelieving nothing is
pure; their very minds and consciences are
corrupted.
R.S.V. Titus 1:15 /
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1425 Hwy. 60 W., Bartow 533-0793
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PETERSON CLEANERS
Same Day Service Alterations Shirt Laundering
Monday Friday 6 a.m. 6 p.m.Saturday, 7 a.m. 1 p.m.
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320 N. Charleston
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255 W. Van Fleet Dr., Bartow, FL.
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Religious News Deadline Is Noon On Wednesday


2B


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


Gospel Sing in
Bartow Dec. 18

A gospel sing is planned at
Faith Deliverance in Christ
Outreach Ministries, Inc., in
Bartow.
The event will be held Sunday,
Dec. 18, at 7 p.m.
Performing will be the Baker
Family Gospel Singers, the
Shalom Gospel Singers of
Bartow, the Voices of God Gospel
Singers of Lakeland, the D.L.
Bright Gospel Singers of
Lakeland, and the Holy
Propheteers of Bartow.
The church is located at 1275
Martin Luther King, Jr.
Boulevard.



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Friday, December 9th
4:00 to 9:00 p.m.
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December 8, 2005 The Polk County Democrat


By ROGER CAMPBELL

During a recent interview, Dr.
Gary- Chapmanj author of the
best-selling book, "The Five Love
Languages," was asked to name
the number-one challenge facing
married couples today.
He answered, "The greatest
challenge'lfacing marriage today
is the same,as it's been for hun-
Sdreds of years: learning to live a
life of love rather than selfish-
ness."
Explaining his conclusion,
. Chapman said, "Most marital
problems are rooted in selfish-
ness. I don't get what I want, so
I lash out in anger. My spouse
fights back or withdraws, and
the marriage suffers.
"Two selfish people will never
create a successful marriage.
But two people who choose to
love each other and look out for
each others' well-being will learn
how to build a good marriage."
' A woman once told me I had
changed her marriage of 15
years with one statement.
"What did I say that caused
this change?" I asked.
She replied that I had said,
"You-may be asking if you are
getting all you deserve out of
your marriage when that is not
the question. You should be ask-
ing if your husband or wife is
getting all he or she deserves out
ofyour marriage."
That simple and unplanned
line in my sermon moved her
and her husband to trade selfish-
ness for love, and 'hanged the fo-
cus of their relationship from,
getting to giving.
Marriage isn't the only area of
life diminished by selfishness...
Upon- entering a bookstore, I
asked the gracious salesperson if
she was having a good day. Sud-
denly, her gaze moved down-
ward and tears were near as she
said many customers say mean
things to her.


First Baptist Church of Bar-
tow will present a praise and
worship co.icertfby Bryarn Popin
on Sunday, Dec. 11, at 6 p.m.'
- Popin is a 28-year-old Chris-
tian concert, pianist, praise and
Worship leader, licensed minis-
ter, composer and arranger, who
serves in full-time ministry.
He started his own music
ministry at the age of 12, after a
life-changing prayer over him by
pianist Dino Kartsonakis.
Since then, Popin has minis-
tered with some -of the greatest
in.- Christian music and .has
played in some of' the largest
churches in the country. He has
appeared on the 700 ,Club and
other..television shows, and has
released six albums, and a video.
He also is co-writing and pro-
ducinig now with Christian
singer arid psalmist, Jesse
Campbell. -
In his spate time, he produces
albums for others, and, recently
started co*writing with one .of
the Christian members of the
group, NSync.


STurning Point Worship Cen-
ter (formerly Bartow.,Christian
Assembly) will host the 13th an-
nual "Toys of Love" benefit gos-
pel concert Saturday, Dec. 10, at
7 p.m. -
Those attending are asked to,
bring at least one new un-
wrapped toy. for the- Bartow
Church Service Center to be
given to a local child this Christ-
mas. ,


What causes irritability
most of us?
Selfishness.
We're more interested in
own agendas than in the ne
of those around us.
Sadly, this "me-first" attit
can even be found in church
showing itself in caustic
critical comments about mi
ters and other members v
don't cater to the carnal des
of those who are more interest
in their own welfare than I
needs of others.
Christmas ought to be I
most selfless season of the yi
the ideal time to give and
give.
Songs and sermons now c
'ter on a baby born in Bet]
hem's stable manger who la
spent his' life reaching out
hurting people, often being cz
cized for taking time to show
love to the outcasts of society.
w.,as characterized by comp
sion, frequently weeping o
the sorrows and needs of othe:
SWho are we, then, to be
manding and difficult to
around, feeling persecuted wh
things don't go our way?
Looking back, Chapman
called that he and his wife str
gled during the early years
their marriage, saying they w
both selfish, but neither of thi
realized it. He says they speni
great deal of their time hurt,
gry, and disappointed.
Then, in answer to th
prayers, God enabled them to
change their selfishness for
ing love.
The same miracle attitu
change awaits all who desire
ask for it.
So ask!
And in your asking and
ceiving, you will give your fa
ily, your church, and others t
gift of love the great
Christmas gift of all.


Popin's song "Falling" is
the group's new European
lease,,and this song also was t
theme song for the NSync mov
"On the Line."
The song also was released
the soundtrack recording for ti
movie and on the group's to
video.
Popin recorded the there
song with Ch'aka 1Khan for
other moyieelease and Cha]
Khan chose another of Popin
ballads to sing on -the Disn
American Teachers' Awards p
gram on national television.
Hge 'has written songs if
Faith Hill, ,Barbara.. Streisax
and Tim.'McGraw. He also,
. writes with singer and composs
Richard Marx. He also has bei
offered a major publishing dg
by Garth Brooks' publishir
company.
First Baptist Church of BE
tow is located at 410 Ea
Church Street.
For further information, c
the church office at 533-9055.


Performing. this year a
Perry Shivler, Amanda Nicol
Qbadiah, and The BobbittS.
Signing for the hearing i
-paired will-be offered by Jam
Freeland.
The church is located at 14(
East Georgia Street. ,
For further information, ca
Richard Smith at Solid Rock Pi
motions, 425-4799. ,


Seeds from the Sower _


',Have you ever given a bou-
quet of thorns? .
,Strange? :" :
St. Paul said, "A thorn in the
flesh was given to me."
,; God gave Paul a thorn. It kept
him humble and made him use-.
able.
God gave us 4. bouquet of
thorns. An awful accident that
cut Audrey and totaled our car. .,
*We prayed,'"Lord, you spared
ouir lives. Now we'll do the work


of four. What will you have i
do?" .
God put this radio, television
and print ministry on our heart
and it covers the world with th
gospel. '
A 1th'rn. i' a friend to. th
bush.
Why not thapk God 'for you
thorn? .

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If THE CIRCUIT COURT IN,AND,
FOR POLK COUNTY, FLORIDA
PROBATE DIVISION
IN RE: ESTATE OF .
LETTY LUCILLE PATTERSON
Deceased.
File No.
05-CP-2722
NOTICE TO CREDITORS
The Administration of the estate
of LETTY LUCILLE PATTERSON,
deceased, whose date of death
was September 18, 2005, File
Number 05-CP-2722, has been
entered 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 33830. The names and
addresses of the Petitioner and
the Petitioner's attorney are set
forth below.
All creditors of the decedent
and other persons having claims
or demands against decedent's
estate on whom a copy of this no-
tice is served must file their claims
with this Court WITHIN THE
LATER OF 3 MONTHS AFTER
THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUB-
LICATION OF THIS NOTICE OR
30 DAYS AFTER THE DATE OF
SERVICE OF A COPY OF THIS
NOTICE ON THEM.
All other creditors of the dece-
dent and other persons having
claims or demands against the de-
cedent's estate must file their
claims with this court WITHIN 3
MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF
THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF
THIS NOTICE.
ALL CLAIMS NOT SO FILED
WILL BE FOREVER BARRED.
NOTWITHSTANDING THE
TIME PERIOD SET FORTH
ABOVE, ANY CLAIM FILED TWO
(2) YEARS OR MORE AFTER
THE DECEDENT'S DATE OF
DEATH IS BARRED.
The date of the first publication
of this Notice is December 8,
2005.
Sammy Taylor
915 Forest Lake Drive
Lakeland, FL 33809
.(863) 698-5563
Emma Hemness
Law Offices of Emma Hemness
302 S. Mass. Ave., Suite 21 7
Lakeland, FL 33801
(863) 603-0855
Dec. 8, 15, 2005-3871


IN THE COUNTY COURT IN AND
ex- FOR POLK COUNTY, FLORIDA
giv- LAKE DELL PROPERTIES,
LLC,
de L sPlaintiff,
ide vs
and THE UNKNOWN HEIRS OF
GUY BRIDGES, DECEASED
AND PEARL BRIDGES, DE-
CEASED, JUDY PHILLIPS;
re- CONNIE PHILLIPS; DEBO-
am- RAH KAY HOUSE SHORT;
S ROBERT RAY RANKIN,
the SR.; ROBERT RAY
est RANKIN, JR.; WILLIAM
CARL RANKIN,
-; Defendants.
CASE NUMBER:
AME' -53-200S-CA-4003-4/H
SECTION NO..111
AMENDED NOTICE OF AC-
TION
TO: GUY JOHN PHILLIPS, JR.
170 PAR THREE DRIVE SOUTH
on SYLVA, NORTH CAROLINA
28779
re,- RESIDENCE UNKNOWN
he YOU ARE HEREBY NOTIFIED
vie, that a Complaint has beef filed
against you, and you are required
to serve a copy of your written de-
on senses, if any, to it on STEPHEN
lhe F. BAKER, ESQ., Plaintiff's attor-
ney, whose address is 800 First
S Street S., Winter Haven, FL
33800, on or before the 9th day
ne of January, 2006, and file the-
an- originpl with, the. Clerk of this
SCourt, either before service on
ka Plaintiff's attorney, or immediately
n'S thereafter; otherwise' a' default will
ey be enteredagainst you for the re-
ey lief demanded in the Petition.
ro- The Plaintiff is seeking to quiet
title on real property described as
* follows:
S PARCEL 2: THE SOUTH 100
nd, FEET- OF THE WEST 246 FEET
CO- OF LOT 8, W;J. HOWEY LAND
er COMPANY'S FIRST ADDITION
S ACCORDING TO THE MAP OR
en PLAT THEREOF AS RECORDED
eal IN PLAT BOOK 4, PAGE 41,
npg PUBLIC RECORDS OF POLK
COUNTY, FLORIDA.
If you are a person with disabili-
ar- ties who needs any accommo-
.st datlon In order to participate In
this proceeding, you are entitled
at no cost to you, to the provi-
all 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 5th day of.
December 2005.
SRICHARD M. WEISS,
As Clerk of Said Court
le, BY: /s/ Betty Norrell
As Deputy Clerk
m- (COURT SEAL)
ie Dec. 8, 15, 22, 29, 2005-3866


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Statute 713.75. On the:20 th
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Dec. 8, 2005-3862


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT
FOR POLK ,COUNTY,
FLORIDA
PROBATE DIVISION
IN RE, ESTATE OF
FRANCES M. CULPEPPER,
Deceased.
FILE NO,
05CP-2.735
NOTICE TO CREDITORS
The administration of the es-
tate of FRANCES M. 'CUL-
PEPPER, deceased, File Num-
ber 05CP-2735, is pending in
the Circuit Court for Polk
County, Florida, Probate Divi-
sion; the address of which is
255 N. Broadway, P.O. Box
9000, Bartow, Florida 33831-
9000. The names and address
of the personal representative
and the personal representa-
tive's attorney are set forth
below.
All creditors of the decedent
and other persons having
claims or demands against de-
cedent's estate, including un-
matured, contingent or unliqui-
dated claims, on whom a copy
of this notice'has been served
must file their claims with this
court WITHIN THE LATER OF
THREE (3) MONTHS AFTER THE
DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICA-
TION OF THIS' NOTICE OR
THIRTY (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 de-
cedent's estate, including un-
matured, contingent or unliqui-
dated claims, must file their
claims with this court WITHIN
THREE (3) MONTHS AFTER THE
DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICA-
TION OF THIS NOTICE.
ALL CLAIMS NOT SO
FILED WILL BE FOREVER
BARRED.
NOTWITHSTANDING
THE TIME PERIOD SET
FORTH ABOVE, ANY
CLAIM FILED TWO (2)
YEARS OR MORE AFTER
THE DECEDENT'S DATE
OF DEATH IS BARRED.
The date of first publication
of this notice is December 8,
2Q005.
Personal Representatives:
WESLEY NORMAN CULPEP-
PER
9950 West Cranberry
Street
Crystal River, FL 33428
Attorney for Personal Repre-
sentatives:
GRACE ANNE GLAVIN, ESQ.
GRACE ANNE GLAVIN, P.A.
,1340 Tuskawilla Road, Suite
106
Winter Springs, FL 32708
Telephone: (407) 699-1110
Florida Bar No.: 350605
Dec. 8, 1 5, 2005-3854
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR
POLK COUNTY, FLORIDA
PROBATE DIVISION
IN RE: ESTATE OF
SADIE .VRANOVICH,
Deceased.' '
File No.
05-CP-2780
Division Probate
NOTICE TO CREDITORS
The administration of the es-
tate of SADIE VRANOVICH,
deceased, whose date of death
was September 15th,
S2Q005, and'whose'Social Secu-
rity Number is 207-24-5379, is
pending in the Circuit Court for
Polk County, Florida, Probate
D '. Di rn;' thO address of which is
'P.O., Box 9000, Drawer CC-4
Bartow. FL 33830-9000 The
Snakes and addresses of the per-
sonal representative and the per-
*onal representative's attorney are
set forth below.
All creditors of the decedent
and othdr 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!.LA'ER 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.
T 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
SNOTICE..- '
ALL CLAIMS: NOT SO FILED
WILL BE FOREVER BARRED.
NOTWITHSTANDING THE
TIME PERipDS 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 December 8 2005.
Personal Representative:
David Bruce Kozloff
1035 S,, Negley Ave-
nue '
Pittsburgh, PA 15217
TROIANO & ROBERTS; P.A.
Attorneys for Personal Represen-
tative '
317 SOUTH TENNESSEE AVE-
NUE
LAKELAND, FL 33801-4617
Telephone: (863) 686-7136
Florida EBa No. 0221864
Dec. 8,15, 2005-3889

NOTICE OF DETERMINATION
'OF SCHOOL BOARD SALARY
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN
that at its regularly scheduled
meeting on December 13, 2005 -.
" at 1.:30 p.m. in the School Board
Offices, 1915 S. Floral Avenue,
Bartow, Florida, the School'
Board of Polk County, Florida
will determine the salary of its
members for the following year.
The Florida School Boards
Association has calculated sala-
ries for the various district
school boards based on the
statutory formula for local con-
.'stitutionalofficers- The amount


calculated for members of the
"Scahool Board, of Polk County
and proposed for adoption is
$36,929.00. The proposed
amount may not be increased
during the meeting.
Dated: December 7, 2005
THE SCHOOL, BOARD OF
POLK COUNTY, FLORIDA
By Hazel Sellers, Chairman '
'Attest Gail F. McKi.nze,
Secretary
(Seal)
Dec. 8, 2005-3888 .. .


NOTICE OF INTENTION TO
ADOPT ORDINANCE
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN
that the Board of County Commis-
sioners of Polk County, Florida, on
December 21, 2005, at 1:30 p.m.,
or soon thereafter, in the Board-
room of the County Administrative
Building, 330 West Church Street,
Bartow, Florida, will consider
adopting an ordinance the title and
substance of said proposed ordi-
nance being:
AN ORDINANCE AMENDING
ORDINANCE 00-58, AS
AMENDED, THE POLK
COUNTY PROCUREMENT
ORDINANCE; AMENDING
SECTION 2(B), GENERAL
PROVISIONS; PROVIDING
FOR SEVERABILITY; AND
PROVIDING FOR AN EFFEC-
TIVE 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-
800-955-87715m 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
this scheduled public hearing with-
out any further published notice.
DATED THIS 7th day of
December, 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
Dec. 8, 2005-3880


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR
POLK COUNTY, FLORIDA
PROBATE DIVISION
IN RE: ESTATE OF
B:S. VARN,
Deceased.
File Number:
05CP-2710
Division Probate
NOTICE TO CREDITORS
The administration of the estate
of B.S. VARN, deceased, whose
date of death was October 4.
2005; File Number 05CP-2710, is
pending in the Circuit Court for
Polk County, Florida, Probate Divi-
sion. the address of which is Post
Office Box 9000, Drawer CC-4.
Bartow, 'FL 33831-9000. The
names and addresses of the Per-
sonal Representative aind-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 thisno-
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 December 8, 2005.
NEZ P. VARN
Personal Representative
Post Office Box 865
Fort Meade, Florida 33841
Janet M. Stuart
SAttorney for Personal Representa-
tive
Florida Bar No. 316679
GRAY ROBINSON, P.A.
One Lake Morton Drive
Post Office Box 3
Lakoland, Florida 33802-0003
Telephone: (863) 284-2200
Dec. 8, 15, 2005-3883


POLK COUNTY
BOARD OF COUNTY
COMMISSIONERS
POLK COUNTY, a political sub-
division of the State of Florida,
Petitioner,
vs.
CORA L. PARRISH,
Respondentss]
COMPLAINT NO.
CE 05-4150 NT DM
NOTICE OF DEMOLITION
TO: CORA L. PARRISH,
whose last known ad-
dress was POST OFFICE
BOX 344, BRADLEY, FL
33835-0344, his/her
heirs, devisees, assigns, or
successors in interest to the be-


low described property
RE: Structure(s) being situ-
ated on a parcel described as:
LOT 16, BLOCK A, W.V. RAN-
SOME'S ADDITION TO THE
TOWN OF BRADLEY JUNCTION,
ACCORDING TO THE MAP OR
PLAT THEREOF AS RECORDED
IN PLAT BOOK 3, PAGE 27 OF
THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF POLK
COUNTY, FLORIDA. (140
NORTH AVENUE, BRADLEY, FL
33835 TAX ID: 11-31-23-


158501-001160)
TAKE NOTICE that pursu-
ant to Polk County Ordinance
90-17, the Director of the Polk
County Building Division has de-
termined that the structures)
referenced above are dilapi-
dated structures) as defined in
the Ordinance. The struc-
ture(s) must be demol-
ished and the debris
must be removed to an
authorized landfill or
the structures) must
be substantially repaired
within thirty (30) days
after this notice has
been served. In order to
repair or demolish struc-
tures other than mobile
homes, you must first
obtain a building or
demolition permit from
the Building Depart-
ment.
If a building or demolition per-
mit is required, you are still
bound by the thirty (30) day
time period required herein.
Your time to demolish or repair is
not extended by the six (6) month
period allowed in the Building De-
partment permits for exercise of
said permits. You must call the
Community Development Spe-
cialist II when the structure has
been substantially repaired or
demolished.
If the dilapidated structures)
are not demolished or substan-
tially repaired as set Forth
above within thirty (30) days,
the structures) shall be demol-
ished by Polk County.
Should you fail to demolish or sub-
stantially repair the dilapidated
structures) within the 30 day time
period, please be advised that you
may wish to remove all personal
property and site improvements
from the subject property. The
cost of-the demolition and re-
moval of debris shall be as-
sessed against the property
owners and imposed as a lien
against the real property. If not
satisfied, the lien may be fore-
closed after a period of two
years in the manner provided in
Chapter 173, Florida Statutes.
The thirty day time period may
be enlarged by the Demolition
Coordinator in writing for good
cause shown. In order to re-
ceive an extension of time, you
must contact the Building Divi-
sion immediately upon receipt
of this Notice. A verbal exten-
sion of time is not sufficient to
enlarge the time period and will
not protect your rights.
Note: If Polk County, or a vendor
under contract from Polk County,
demolishes above said property,
the demolition will include the re-
moval of all signs of human habi-
tation. This includes debris, trash (
excluding hazardous materials),
tires, building materials, septic
tanks, all structures, primary struc-r
ture, sheds, garages, doghouses,
etc., slabs, footers, driveways (up
to the road), and all fences (except
those which divid e property
from an adjoining, property). The
property will be brought to a rake-
site basis. If there are any ques-
tions as to what the demolition will
include, it is the owners responsi-
bility to contact the Demolition De-
partment for clarity.
Anyqluestions regarding this No-
tice of Demolition may be directed
to the following:
Tanya L. Tucker, Commu-
nity Development Specialist
II
Housing and Neighborhood
Development Division
P.O. Box 9005, Drawer
HS04
Bartow, Florida 33831-
'9005
(863) 534-5257
Dated-this 9th day of December,
2005.' :
Tanya L. Tucker, Community
De'.eiopment Specialist II
P.O. Bo, 9005, Drawer HS04
Bar3,% Florda 33831-9005
(863) 534-5257
Dec. 8, 12, 2005-3903FR


POLK COUNTY
BOARD OF COUNTY
COMMISSIONERS
POLK COUNTY, a political sub-
division of the State of Florida,
SPetitioner,
,vs.
FRANKLIN C. MULLIS, JR. AND
KAREN C. MULLIS,
Respondent(s)J
COMPLAINT NO.
CE 05-4182 NT DM
NOTICE OF DEMOLITION
TO: FRANKLIN C. MUL-
LIS, JR., whose last
known address was
2021 SOUTH WIGGINS
ROAD, PLANT CITY, FL

LIS, whose last known
address was 2021
SOUTH WIGGINS ROAD,
PLANT CITY, FL 33566,
his/her heirs, devisees, as-
signs, or successors in Interest
to the below described property
RE: Structure(s) being situ-
ated on a parcel described as:
LOT 3 AND THE SOUTH 1/2 OF
LOT 2, BLOCK 2, COTTAGE
HOMES, ACCORDING TO THE
MAP OR PLAT THEREOF AS RE-
CORDED IN PLAT BOOK 23,
PAGE 29 OF THE PUBLIC RE-
CORDS OF POLK COUNTY,
FLORIDA. (930 PLATEAU AVE-
NUE, LAKELAND, FL 33815
TAX ID: 23-28-23-106500-
002021)
TAKE NOTICE that pursu-
ant to Polk County Ordinance
90-17, the Director of the Polk
County Building Division has de-
termined that the structures)
referenced above are dilapi-
dated structures) as defined in
the Ordinance. The struc-
ture(s) must be demol-
ished and the debris
must be removed to an
authorized landfill or
the structures) must


be substantially ,repaired
within thirty (30) days
after this notice has
been served. In order to
repair or demolish struc-
tures other than mobile
homes, you must first
obtain a building or
demolition permit from
the Building Depart-
ment.
.If a building.or demolition per-
mit is required, you are still
bound by the thirty (30) day


time period required herein.
Your time to demolish or repair is
not extended by the six (6) month
period allowed in the Building De-
partment permits for exercise of
said permits. You must call the
Community Development Spe-
cialist II when the structure has
been substantially repaired br
demolished.
If the dilapidated structures)
are not demolished or substan-
tially repaired as set Forth
above within thirty (30) days,
the structures) shall be demol-
Ished by Polk County.
Should you fail to demolish or sub-
stantially repair the dilapidated
structures) within the 30 day time
period, please be advised that you
may wish to remove all personal
property and site improvements
from the subject property. The
cost of the demolition and re-
moval of debris shall be as-
sessed against the property
owners and imposed as' a lien
against the real property. If not
satisfied, the lien may be fore-
closed after a period of two
years in the manner provided In
Chapter 173, Florida Statutes.
The thirty day time period may
be enlarged by the Demolition
Coordinator In writing for good
cause shown. In order to re-
ceive an extension of time, you
must contact the Building Divi-
sion immediately upon receipt
of this Notice. A verbal exten-
sion of time Is not sufficient to
enlarge the time period and will
not protect your rights.
Note: If Polk County, or a vendor
under contract from Polk County,
demolishes above said property,
the demolition will include the re-
moval of all signs of human habi-
tation. This includes debris, trash (
excluding hazardous materials),
tires, building materials, septic
tanks, all structures, primary struc-
ture, sheds, garages, doghouses,
etc., slabs, footers, driveways (up
to the road), and all fences (except
those which divide the property
from an adjoining property). The
property will be brought to a rake-
site basis. If there are any ques-
tions as to what the demolition will
include, it is the owners responsi-
bility to contact the Demolition De-
partment for clarity.
Any questions regarding this No-
tice of Demolition may be directed
to the following:
Tanya L. Tucker, Commu-
nity Development Specialist
II
Housing and Neighborhood.
Development Division
P.O. Box 9005, Drawer
HS04
Bartow, Florida 33831-
9005
(863) 534-5257
Dated this 9th day of December,
2005.
Tanya L. Tucker, Community
Development Specialist II
P.O. Box 9005, Drawer HS04
Bartow, Florida 33831-9005
(863) 534-5257
Dec. 8, 12, 2005-3902FR



POLK COUNTY
BOARD OF COUNTY
COMMISSIONERS
POLK COUNTY, a political sub-
division of the State of Florida,
Petitioner,
vs.
GERALD AMOS AND BARBARA
AMOS,
Respondent(s)J
COMPLAINT NO.
CE 05-4229 NT DM
NOTICE OF DEMOLITION
TO: GERALD AMOS,
whose last known ad-
dress was 402 NORTH
18TH STREET, HAINES
CITY, FL 33844-4606,
BARBARA AMOS, Whose
last known address was
402 NORTH 18TH
STREET, HAINES CITY, FL
33844-4606, his/her
heirs, devisees, assigns, or
successors In Interest to the be-
low described property
RE: Structure(s) being situ-
ated on a parcel described as:
THE WEST 50 FEET OF THE
SOUTH 300 FEET OF THE WEST
1/2 OF THE WEST 1/2 OF THE
SOUTHWEST 1/4 OF SOUTH-
EAST 1/4 OF SECTION 24,
TOWNSHIP 27 SOUTH, RANGE
27 EAST, POLK COUNTY, FLOR-
IDA, LESS STATE ROAD S 580.
(5440 EAST JOHNSON AVE-
NUE, HAINES CITY, FL 33844
TAX ID: 24-27-27-000000-
024030)
TAKE NOTICE that pursu-
ant to Polk County Ordinance
90-17, the Director of the Polk
County Building Division has de-
termined that the structures)
referenced above are dilapi-
dated structures) as defined in
the Ordinance. The struc-
ture(s) must be demol-
ished and the debris
must be -removed to an
authorized landfill or
the structures) must
be substantially repaired
within thirty (30) days
after this notice has
been served. In order to
repair or demolish struc-
tures other than mobile
homes, you must first
obtain a building or
demolition permit from
the Building Depart-
ment.
If a building or demolition per-
mit Is required, you are still
bound by the thirty (30) day
time period required herein.
Your time to demolish or repair is
not extended by the six (6) month
period allowed in the Building De-
partment permits for exercise of
said permits. You must call the
Community Development Spe-
cialist II when the structure has
been substantially repaired or
demollhead.
If the dilapidated structures)
are not demolished or substan-


tially repaired as set Forth
above within thirty (30) days,
the structures) shall be demol-
ished by Polk County.
Should you fail to demolish or sub-
stantially repair the dilapidated
structures) within the 30 day time
period, please be advised that you
may wish to remove all personal
property and site improvements
from the subject property. The
cost of the demolition and re-
moval of debris shall be as-


sessed against the property
owners and Imposed as a lien
against the real property. If not
satisfied, the lien may be fore-
closed after a period of two
years in the manner provided In
Chapter 173, Florida Statutes.
The thirty day time period may
be enlarged by the Demolition
Coordinator In writing for good
cause shown. In order to re-
ceive an extension of time, you
must contact the Building Divi-
sion immediately upon receipt
of this Notice. A verbal exten-
sion of time is not sufficient to
enlarge the time period and will
not protect your rights.
Note: If Polk County, or a vendor
under contract from Polk County,
demolishes above said property,
the demolition will include the re-
moval of all signs of human habi-
tation. This includes debris, trash (
excluding hazardous materials),
tires, building materials, septic
tanks, all structures, primary struc-
tUre, sheds, garages, doghouses,
&tc., slabs, footers, driveways (up
to the road), and all fences (except
those which divide the property
from an adjoining property). The
property will be brought to a rake-
site basis. If there are any ques-
tions as to what the demolition will
include, it is the owners responsi-
bility to contact the Demolition De-
partment for clarity.
Any questions regarding this No-
tice of Demolition may be directed
to the following:
Tanya L. Tucker, Commu-
nity Development Specialist
II
Housing and Neighborhood
Development Division
P.O. Box 9005, Drawer
HS04
Bartow,' Florida 33831-
9005
(863) 534-5257
Dated this 9th day of December,
2005.
Tanya L. Tucker, Community
Development Specialist II
P.O. Box 9005, Drawer HS04
Bartow, Florida 33831-9005
(863) 534-5257
Dec. 8, 12, 2005-3901FR




IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR
POLK COUNTY, FLORIDA PRO-
BATE DIVISION
'IN RE: ESTATE OF
ARTHUR H. GREEN
DECEASED.
FILE NO.
05CP-2774
NOTICE TO CREDITORS
The administration of the estate
of Arthur H. Green, deceased,
whose date of death was October
17, 2005, and whose Social Secu-
rity is 383-12-3699, is pending in
the Circuit Court for Polk County,
Florida, Probate Division the ad-
dress of which is Post Office Box
9000, Drawer CC1, Bartow, Flor-
ida 33831.-The names and ad-
dresses of the personal represen-
falive ana the personal represent
alive's attorney are se lonri, be-
low.
All creditors of the decedent
and other persons having claims
or demands against decedent's
estate on whom a copy of this no-
tice is served must file their claims
with this Court WITHIN THE
LATER OF 3 MONTHS AFTER
THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUB-
LICATION OF THIS NOTICE OR
30 DAYS AFTER THE DATE OF
SERVICE OF A COPY 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 3 MONTHS AF-
TER THE DATE OF THE FIRST
PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE.
ALL CLAIMS FILED WITHIN
THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH
IN SECTION 733.702 OF THE
FLORIDA PROBATE CODE WILL
BE FOREVER BARRED.
NOTWITHSTANDING THE
TIME PERIODS SET FORTH
ABOVE, ANY CLAIM FILED TWO
(2) YEARS OR MORE AFTER
THE DECEDENT'S DATE OF
DEATH IS BARRED.
The date of the first publication
of this notice is December 8, 2005.
Personal Representative
Cynthia J. McMillen, Esq.
10225 Ulmerton Rd., #11
Largo, Florida 33771
Attorneys for Personal Represen-
tative:
Cynthia J. McMillen
Attorney for Cynthia J. McMillen,
Esq.
Florida Bar No. 351581
Law Office of Joseph F. Pippen,
Jr. & Assoc.
10225 Ulmerton Rd., Bldg. #11
Largo, FL 33771
Telephone: (727) 586-3306
Dec. 8, 15, 2005-3885



NOTICE OF CLAIM OF
LIEN & PROPOSED SALE
OF VEHICLE
LIENOR: CENTRAL TOW-
ING
550 AVE T, NW
WINTER HAVEN, FL
33681
DATE OF SALE: 1-6-06
TIME OF SALE: 8:00 A.M.
YR/MAKE VIN#
92 FORD
1FTEF15Y7NNB1 3804
95 FORD
1FASP1 5J65W135193
WILL BE SOLD TO SAT-
ISFY TOWING AND STOR-
AGE FEES PLUS ACCUMU-
LATING STORAGE.
OWNER HAS A RIGHT TO
A HEARING PRIOR TO
SALE DATE. ANY VEHI-
CLE WHICH REMAINS UN-
CLAIMED OR FOR WHICH
THE CHARGES FOR RE-
COVERY TOWING AND
STORAGE SERVICES RE-


MAIN UNPAID, MAY BE
SOLD AFTER 35 DAYS IF
THE VEHICLE IS MORE
THAN 3 YEARS OF AGE
AND AFTER 50 DAYS IF
THE VEHICLE IS 3 YEARS
OF AGE OR LESS FREE OF
ALL PRIOR LIENS. SALE
WILL BE HELD AS
POSTED AND AT THE LO-
CATION INDICATED FOR
THE LIENOR ABOVE.
Polk County Florida
Dec. B, 2005-3882


Public Notice


Bryan Popin to Perform

At First Baptist Sunday


Toys of Love Benefit


Concert This Saturday


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4B The Polk County Democrat December 8, 2005


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT'OF THE
10TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF
FLORIDA, IN AND FOR POLK
COUNTY
MORTGAGE ELECTRONIC REG-
ISTRATION SYSTEMS, INC.,
PLAINTIFF,
-vs-
ROSEMBER P. MALDONADO;
UNKNOWN PARTIES IN POSSES-
SION #1; UNKNOWN PARTIES IN
POSSESSION #2; IF LIVING, AND
ALL UNKNOWN PARTIES CLAIM-
ING BY, THROUGH, UNDER AND
AGAINST THE ABOVE NAMED
DEFENDANTS) WHO ARE NOT
KNOWN TO BE DEAD OR ALIVE,
WHETHER SAID UNKNOWN
PARTIES MAY CLAIM AN INTER-
EST AS SPOUSES, HEIRS, DEVI-
SEES, GRANTEES, OR OTHER
CLAIMANTS,
DEFENDANTS.
CASE NO. 2004-CA-002142
AMENDED NOTICE OF SALE
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN
pursuant to an Order Reschedul-
ing Foreclosure Sale dated No-
vember 18, 2005, entered in Civil
Case No. 2004-CA-002142 of the
Circuit Court of the 10TH Judicial
Circuit in and for POLK County,
Florida, wherein MORTGAGE
ELECTRONIC REGISTRATION
SYSTEMS, INC., Plaintiff and
ROSEMBER P. MALDONADO are
defendantss, I will sell to the high-
est and best bidder for cash, AT
THE EAST END OF THE EAST
CORRIDOR, FIRST FLOOR,
POLK COUNTY COURTHOUSE,
255 NORTH BROADWAY AVE-
NUE, BARTOW, FLORIDA, AT
9:00 AM, MAIN ENTRANCE IS
ON CHURCH STREET, NO EN-
TRY AVAILABLE ON BROAD-,
WAY AVE. on December 15
2005 the following described
property as set forth in said Final
Judgment, to-wit:
LOT 106, LESS THE SOUTH
10.00 FEET THEREOF, AND ALL
OF LOT 107 OF PLAT OF UNIT
NUMBER 1 OF LAKE REGION
ESTATES, ACCORDING TO THE
MAP OR PLAT THEREOF RE-
CORDED IN PLAT BOOK 14,
-PAGE 27, OF THE PUBLIC RE-
CORDS. OF POLK COUNTY,
FLORIDA.
All sales are to be held at the east
end of the east corridor, first floor,
of the Polk County Courthouse lo-
cated at 255 North Broadway Ave-
nue, Bartow, Florida. Please note
that the main entrance is located
on Church Street. No entry is pos-
ibie ir,:nm Broadway Avenue. In
rie e.eni any temporary change is
necessary, the Clerk will post a"
Notice of Change" at the sale loca-
tion directing the bidders to the
temporary sale location.
If you are a person with a dis-
ability who needs any accom-
modation in order to partici-
pate in this proceeding, you are
entitled, at no cost to you, to
the provision of certain assis-
tance. Please contact the Of-
fice of the Court Administrator,
(863) 534-4690, within two
,(2) working days of your re-
ceipt of this notice; if you are
hearing or voice impaired, call
(TDD) (863) 534-7777, or
Florida Relay Service 711.
DATED at BARTOW, Florida,
this 22nd day of November, 2005.
RICHARD M. WEISS
CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT
COURT
POLK County, Florida
By: /s/ Lori Armijo
.Deputy Clerk
(Seal)
Dec. 1, 8, 2005-3769



IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT,. IN
AND FOR POLK COUNTY,
FLORIDA
IN RE: THE MARRIAGE OF
REBECCA A. COOLEY,
Petitioner/Wife,
and
ROBERT ELIAS COOLEY,
Respondent/Husband.
NOTICE OF ACTION
CASE NO.: 53-2005DR-
005619-0000-00
SECTION: 05
TO: ROBERT ELIAS COOLEY
2715 ISLAND OAKS EAST
LAKELAND, FL 33805
YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an
action for Dissolution of Marriage
has been filed against you and
you are required to serve a copy
of your written defenses, if any, to
it on the Wife's attorney, Gregg S.
Kamp, Esquire, whose address is
P.O. Box 6235, Lakeland, Florida
33807, on or before December 23.
2005., and file the original with the
Clerk of this Court either before
service on the Husband's attorney
or immediately thereafter; other-
wise, a default will be entered
against you for the relief de-
manded in the Petition.
Dated on November 30, 2005.
RICHARD M. WEISS
Clerk of the Court
BY: Richard M. Weiss
Deputy Clerk
(Court Seal)
Dec. 1,,8, 15, 22, 2005-3797


Notice of Sale
Notice is hereby given that pur-
suant to Chapter 715 of the
Florida Statutes the following
described property will be sold
at public auction to the highest
and best bidder for cash or cer-
tified funds: 1972 Sheb House
Trailer, VIN 926020680T, Title
No. 4034392, which is regis-
tered to Marcus J. Sullivan, Jr.,
375 West Brannen Road, Lot
#75, Lakeland, Florida 33813,
and was last in possession of
Marcus J. Sullivan, Jr., 21
Bonny Shores Drive, Lakeland,
Florida 33801. Said sale shall
take place at 21 Bonny Shores
Drive, Lakeland, Florida 33801,
on December 28, 2005, at
10:10 a.m.
Dec. 1, 8, 2005-3798


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 SIXTY-FOUR AND 00/100
DOLLARS ($1,364.00) UNITED
STATES CURRENCY

CASE NO.: 2005CA-003628
SECTION: 11
AMENDED NOTICE OF
FORFEITURE PROCEED-
INGS
William Penfield
Tamara Smith
2905 Adair Road
Davenport, Florida
33837
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 19, 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 No-
vember 14, 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 16th day
of November, 2005.
CASSANDRA L. DENMARK, ES-
QUIRE
Polk County Sheriff's Office
455 North Broadway
Bartow, Florida 33830
(863) 534-6294
Florida Bar #0553247
Dec. 1, 8, 2005-3760




I N THE CIRCUIT COURT OF
THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT
IN AND FOR POLK COUNTY,
FLORIDA CIVIL ACTION
DEUTSCHE BANK NATIONAL
TRUST COMPANY, AS TRUSTEE
OF AMERIQUEST MORTGAGE
SECURITIES, INC. ASSET
BACKED PASS THROUGH CER-
TIFICATES, SERIES 2004-R3
UNDER THE POOLING AND
SERVICING, AGREEMENT DATED
AS OF APRIL 1, 2004, WITH-
OUT RECOURSE,
Plaintiff
vs.
JACK E. ALLGOOD, et al.
Defendants)
CASE NO.:
2005-CA-1676 SEC 08
NOTICE OF ACTION
TO: JOHNNIE J. HICKS, AND
THE UNKNOWN HEIRS OF
JOHNNIE J. HICKS, AND, IF A
NAMED DEFENDANT IS DE-
CEASED, THE SURVIVING
SPOUSE, HEIRS, DEVISEES,
GRANTEES, CREDITORS, AND
ALL OTHER PARTIES CLAIMING
BY, THROUGH, UNDER OR
AGAINST THAT DEFENDANT,
AND THE SEVERAL AND RE-
SPECTIVE UNKNOWN AS-
SIGNS, SUCCESSORS IN IN-
TEREST, TRUSTEES OR OTHER
PERSONS CLAIMING BY,
THROUGH, UNDER. OR
AGAINST ANY CORPORATION
OR OTHER LEGAL ENTITY'
NAMED AS A DEFENDANT, AND
ALL CLAIMANTS, PERSONS OR
PARTIES, NATURAL OR COR-
PORATE, OR WHOSE EXACT
LEGAL STATUS IS UNKNOWN,
CLAIMING UNDER ANY OF THE
ABOVE NAMED OR DESCRIBED
DEFENDANTS
LAST KNOWN RESIDENCE IS:
JOHNNIE J. HICKS
UNKNOWN HEIRS OF JOHNNIE
J. HICKS
PRESENT RESIDENCE IS: UN-
KNOWN
YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an
action to foreclose a mortgage on
the following property in POLK
County, Florida:
Lot 8, OAKLAND PARK OR
SGILLEY'S SUBDIVISION, ac-
cording to the plat thereof as
recorded in Plat Book 1, Page
83, Public Records of Polk
County, Florida. 4 ,
has been filed against you.
You are required to serve a
copy of your written defenses
with the clerk of the court and
serve a copy within thirty 30
days after the first publication
on or before January 3 2006
of this notice on Plaintiff's at-
torney, William M. Golson &
Associates, 1230 South Myrtle
Avenue, Suite 105, Clearwa-
ter, FL 33756-3455, otherwise
a default will be entered
against you for the relief de-
manded in the complaint or
petition.
WITNESS my hand and the
seal of this Court on this 29th day
of November 2005.
Clerk of the Court
by laLMtry An.Ray
As Deputy Clerk
(SEAL)
Dec. 1, 8, 2005-3803


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT
TENTH JUDICIAL CIRC
THE STATE OF FLOR
AND FOR POLK COUNT
WACHOVIA BANK, NAT
ASSOCIATION, F/K/A FIF
ION NATIONAL BANK,
Plaintiff,
v.
MARILYN COKER, et al.,
Defendants.
CIRCUIT CIVIL
CASE NO.
53-2005-CA-3874-S
NOTICE OF ACTI


OF THE
UIT OF
IDA, IN
Y
TIONAL
RST UN-






SEC.8
ION


TO:
MARILYN COKER, A/K/A
MARILYN BOND COKER
LAST KNOWN ADDRESS:
251 Patterson Road, Lot F19,
Haines City, FL 33844
UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF
MARILYN COKER, A.K.A
MARILYN BOND COKER
LAST KNOWN ADDRESS:
251 Patterson Road, Lot F19,
Haines City, FL 33844
YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an
action to foreclose a mortgage on
the following property in Polk
County, Florida:
LOT 10, BLOCK K. WEST
VIEW RIDGE RESORTS,
INC., ACCORDING TO PLAT
THEREOF RECORDED IN
PLAT BOOK 82, PAGES 14,
15 AND 16, PUBLIC RE-
CORDS OF POLK COUNTY,
FLORIDA.
TOGETHER WITH A 1991
MOBILE HOME, ID#
1EF4L3321L7001349 all the
improvements now or hereaf-
ter erected on the property,
and all easements, rights, ap-
purtenances, rents, royalties,
mineral, oil and gas rights and
profits, water rights and stock
and all fixtures now or hereaf-
ter attached to the property.
has been filed against you and
you are required to serve a copy
of your written defense, if any, on
or before January 5 2006 or 30
days after the first publication of
this Notice, on Gerald D. Davis,
HOLLAND & KNIGHT LLP, Plain-
tiff's Attorney, whose address is
200 Central Ave., Suite 1600, St.
Petersburg FL 33701, and file the
original with this Court either be-
fore service on Plaintiff's attorney
or immediately thereafter; other-
wise, a default will be entered
against you for the relief de-
manded in the Complaint. This no-
tice shall be published once a
week for two consecutive weeks in
the Polk County Democrat, ..
WITNESS my hand and the
seal of this Court on November
23, 2005.
RICHARD M. WEISS
As Clerk of the Circuit Court
By: /s/ Lori Armijo
As Deputy Clerk
(Seal)
Dec. 1, 8, 2005-3793



IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN
AND FOR POLK COUNTY,
FLORIDA
BOUNTIFUL LANDS, INC., a
Florida corporation,
Plaintiff,
vs.
STEVE BAKER and,
------ unknown spouse
of STEVE BAKER, RICH-
ARD DELANEY, and the un-
known spouses, heirs, devisees,
grantees, creditor, or other
parties claiming by, through,
under or against them; .....
unknown spouse; RICH-
ARD M. WEISS, Clerk of
the Courts; and, BOARD
OF COUNTY COMMIS-
SIONERS OF POLK
COUNTY, FLORIDA;
Defendant.
CASE NO.
53-2003CA-004217-0000-WH
NOTICE OF SALE
Notice is hereby given that pur-
suant to a Final Judgment entered
in the above entitled cause in the
Circuit Court of Polk County, Flor-
ida, I will sell the property situate
in Polk County, Florida, described
as:
Lot 31, Block C, Phase 6, Unit
4, OAKRIDGE ESTATES, ac-
cording to the plat thereof as
recorded in Plat Book 78, at
Page 2, of the Public Records
of Polk County, Florida.
at public sale, to the highest and
best bidder for cash, at the East
Corridor, First Floor, Polk County
Courthouse, 255 North Broadway,
Bartow, Florida, at 9:00 A.M., on
the 15th day of December, 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
Avenue, Bartow, Florida. Please
note that the main entrance is lo-
cated on Church Street. No entry
is possible from Broadway Ave-
nue. In the event any temporary
change is necessary, the Clerk will
post a "Notice of Change" at the
sale location directing the bidders
to the temporary sale location.
If you are a person with disabilities
who needs any accommodation in
order to participate in this pro-
ceeding, you are entitled at no
cost to you, to the provision of cer-.
tain assistance. Please contact the
Office of the Court Administrator,
(863) 534-4690, within two (2)
working days of your receipt of this
notice; if you are hearing or voice
impaired, call'TDD (863) 534-7777
or Florida Relay Services 711.
RICHARD M. WEISS,
As Clerk of Said Court
By /s/ Lorni Armijo
As Deputy Clerk
(COURT SEAL)
Dec. 1,8, 2005-3790



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IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF
THE STATE OF FLORIDA, IN
AND FOR POLK COUNTY
JUVENILE DIVISION I
IN THE INTEREST OF:
L.G. DOB: 05/06/04
A MINOR CHILD
SUMMONS AND NOTICE
OF HEARING ON PETITION
FOR TERMINATION OF
PARENTAL RIGHTS
CASE NO.
2004-DP-259500-XX
THE STATE OF FLORIDA TO:
Ira Garland
Last known address:
628 N. Pine Street,
Sebring, FL 33870
YOU ARE HEREBY NO-
TIFIED that a Petition under
S oath has been filed in the
above styled Court for the per-
manent commitment of
L.G., a female child, born on
05/06/2004, to Melissa Arm-
strong, in Polk County, Florida.
for subsequent adoption and
you are hereby COMMANDEDto
be and appear before MAGIS-
TRATE ROBIN MATHIS JACK-
SON in HEARING ROOM at 9:00
A.M. on WEDNESDAY the 4th
day of Januaty, 2006, for this
hearing at POLK COUNTY
COURTHOUSE, COURTROOM-
Juvenile Division Hearing
Room- (5C1) 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
LOSE ALL LEGAL RIGHTS AS A
PARENT TO THE CHILDREN)
AS NAMED IN THE PETITION
FOR TERMINATION OF PAREN-
TAL RIGHTS.
YOU HAVE THE RIGHT TO
HAVE AN ATTORNEY REPRE-
SENT YOU IN THIS MATTER. IF
YOU CANNOT AFFORD AN AT-
TORNEY, YOU MUST BE PRE-
SENT AND REQUEST THAT
THE COURT APPOINT YOU AN
ATTORNEY FOR YOU IF YOU
WANT ONE.
"In accordance with the Ameri-
cans With Disabilities Act, persons
with disabilities needing a special
accommodation to participate in
this proceeding should contact the
Children & Families Legal Depart-
ment at 1055 US Highway 17
North, Bartow, Florida 33830,
Telephone: 863-534-0062 not later
than seven days prior to the pro-
ceeding. If hearing impaired,
(TDD) 1-800-955-871, or Voice (V)
1-800-955-8770, via Florida Relay
Service."
RICHARD M. WEISS, CLERK
By Debbie Stinson
as his Deputy Clerk
(CLERK'S SEAL)
Dec. 1, 8, 15, 22, 2005-3772


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF
THE STATE OF FLORIDA, IN
AND FOR POLK COUNTY,
FLORIDA
GENERAL CIVIL DIVISION
BENEFICIAL FLORIDA, INC ,.
Plaintiff
V.
UNKNOWN HEIRS OF LILLIAN
M. SHEFFIELD; UNKNOWN
SPOUSE OF LILLIAN M. SHEF-
FIELD; CITY OF LAKELAND,
FLORIDA; and UNKNOWN OC-
CUPANTS, TENANTS. OWNERS,
AND OTHER UNKNOWN PAR-
TIES, including, if a named defen-
dant is deceased, the personal
representatives, the surviving
spouse, heirs, devisees, grantees,
creditors, and all other parties
claiming by, through, under or
against that defendant, and the
several and respective unknown
assigns, successors in interest,
trustees or other persons claiming
by, through, under or against any
corporation or other legal entity
named as a defendant, and all
claimants, persons or parties.
natural or corporate, or whose ex-
act legal status is unknown, claim-
ing under any of the above namrneo
or described defendants,
Defendantss.
CASE NO.:
2005-CA-003519
NOTICE OF SALE
Notice is hereby given that, pur-
suant to the Order or Final Judg-
ment entered this cause, in the
Circuit Court of Polk County, Flor-
ida, I will sell the property situated
in Polk County, Florida, described
as:
LOTS 16 AND 17, IN BLOCK
8, OF SHORE ACRES SUB-
DIVISION OF LAKELAND,
FLORIDA, ACCORDING TO
THE MAP OR PLAT
THEREOF RECORDED IN
PLAT BOOK 7, PAGE 15,
PUBLIC RECORDS OF POLK
COUNTY, FLORIDA.
at public sale, to the highest
and best bidder, for cash, at
the east end of the east corri-
dor, of the Polk County Court-
house, 255 North Broadway,
Bartow, Florida 33830 at 9:00
A.M. on Friday December 16.
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 oIca-
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 23rd day of Novem-
ber, 2005.
RICHARD M. WEISS
Clerk of the Circuit Court
By: /s/ Felicia Borders
Deputy Clerk
(Court Seal)
I HEREBY.CERTIFY that a copy.
of the foregoing has been mailed
to Enrico G. Gonzalez, Esquire,
6255 East Fowler Avenue, Temple
Terrace, Florida 33617; Richard S
Mclver, Esquire, P.O. Box 800,
Tampa, Florida 33601-0800; and
Palmer C. Davis', Esquire, 228 S.
Massachusetts Avenue, Lakeland,
Florida 33801 this 23rd day of No-
vember, 2005.
Dec. 1.8, 2005-3762


necessary, the Clerk will post a "
Notice of Change" at the sale lo-
cation directing the bidders to the
temporary sale location.
If you are a person with disabilities
who needs any accommodation in
order to participate in this pro-
ceeding, you are entitled at no
cost to you, to the provision of cer-
tain assistance Please contact the
Office of the Court Administrator,
(863) 534-4690. within two (2)
working days of your receipt of this
notice; if you are hearing or voice
impaired, call TDD (863) 534-7777
or Florida Relay Services 711
Richard M. Weiss
Clerk of the Courts
By /s/ Felicia Borders
Deputy Clerk
(Seal)
Dec 1. 8, 2005-3791


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT IN AND
FOR POLK COUNTY, FLORIDA
LASALLE BANK NATIONAL AS-
SOCIATION, AS TRUSTEE FOR
CERTIFICATEHOLDERS OF
BEAR STEARNS ASSET
BACKED CERTIFICATES, SE-
RIES 2004-HE3.
- Plaintiff.
vs.
KARLENE P BLACKMAN, GER-
ARD A BLACKMAN; UNKNOWN
TENANT I, UNKNOWN TENANT
II. ASSOCIATION OF POINCIANA
VILLAGES, INC A/K/A POINCI-
ANA HOMEOWNERS ASSOCIA-
TION. INC., and any unknown
hners, devisees. grantees, credi-
tors, and other unknown persons


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN
AND FOR POLK COUNTY,
FLORIDA
DEUTSCHE BANK TRUST COM-
PANY AMERICAS (f/k/a Bankers
Trust Company), as Pass-Through
Trustee for the Registered Certifi-
cate holders of the Winn-Dixie
Pass-Through Certificates, Series
1999-1,
Plaintiff,
vs.
ZSF/WD BARTOW, LLC, a Dela-
ware limited liability company,
Defendants.
CASE NO.:
53-2005-CA-002295-0000-00 (
Section 04)
NOTICE OF SALE
Notice is hereby given pursuant
to the Final Default Judgment of
Foreclosure of Notes, Mortgage
and Security Interest in Real Prop-
erty and Other Collateral ("Final
Judgment") dated 18th day of No-
vember, 2005, entered in Case
No. 53-2005-CA-002295-0000-00
(Section 04) of the Circuit Court of
the Tenth in and for Polk County,
Florida, in which DEUTSCHE
BANK .TRUST COMPANY
AMERICAS (f/k/a Bankers Trust
Company), as Pass-Through Trus-
tee for the Registered Certificate
holders of the Winn-Dixie Pass-
Through Certificates, Series 1999-
1, is the Plaintiff and ZSF/WD
BARTOW, LLC, a Delaware lim-
ited liability company, is the De-
fendant, I will sell to the highest
and best bidder for cash at the
Polk County Courthouse. East
Endof the East Corridor of the
First Floor of the Polk County
Courthouse, 255 North Broadway,
Bartow, Florida 33830, at 9:00
a.m. on the 15th day of December,
2005, the following described
property as set forth in the Final
Judgment, to-wit:
A parcel of land lying in Sec-
tions 1 and 12, Township 30
South, Range 24 East, Polk
County, Florida, being more par-
ticularly described as follows
Commence at the Northeast
corner of said Section 12, said
point also being the Southeast
corner of Section 1; thence North
00'39'00" West along the East line
of said Section 1, a distance of
521.04 feet to the South right of
way line of State Road 60; thence
North 86'48'00" West along said
South right of way line, 1348.53
feet; thence South 00'00'00" East,
490.75 feet to the Point of Begin-
ning; thence continue South
00'00'00" East, 707.33 feet;
thence South 45'00'00" East,
45.25 feet; thence North 90'00'00"
East, 635.02 feet; thence North
00'00'00" West, 739.33 feet;
thence South 90'00'00" East,
635.02 feet, thence North
00'00'00' West, 739.33 feet,
thence South 90'00'00' Wesi.
667.02 feet to the Point of Begin-
ning.
Now known as Lot 7 o01 USS
COMMERCIAL PARK, as shown
By map or plat thereof recorded in
the Office of the Clerk of the Cir-
cuit Court in and for Polk County,
Florida. in Plat Book 74, Pages 21
and 22
All sales are to be held at the
east end of the east corridor, first
floor, of the Polk County Court-
house located at 255 North Broad-
way Avenue, ,Bartow, Florida.
Please note that the main en-
trance is located on Church Street.
No entry is possible from Broad-
way Avenue. In the event any tem-
porary change is necessary, the
Clerk will post a "Notice of
Change" at the sale location di-
recting the bidders to the tempo-
rary sale location.
if you are a person with a disability
who needs any accommodation in
order to participate in this pro-
ceeding, you are entitled, at no
cost to you, to the provision of cer-
tain assistance. Please contact the
Office of the Court Administrator,
(863) 534-4690, within two (2)
working days of your receipt of this
notice of hearing; if you are hear-
ing or voice impaired, call TDD
(863) 534-7777 or Florida Relay
Service (800) 955-8770.
WITNESS my hand and seal of
this Court on November 23.
2005.
RICHARD M. WEISS
CLERK OF THE COURT
By: /s/Lori Armijo
Deputy Clerk
(Seal)
Dec 1, 8; 2005-3786

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
10TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND
FOR POLK COUNTY, FLORIDA
EMERENCIANA R. BONILLA,
Plaintiffs)
vs.
FELIX BONILLA,'ET AL,
Defendants)
Case No.
2003CA-2170
NOTICE OF SALE
Notice is hereby given that pur-
suant to a Final Judgment of Fore-
closure entered in the above enti-'
tied cause in the Circuit Court of
Polk County, Florida, I will sell the
property situate in Polk County,
Florida, described as:
Lot 11, Block 1,
ROSEMONT, according
to the map or plat
thereof as recorded
in Plat Book 12, Page
21, Public Records of
Polk County, Florida.
at public sale, to the highest
and best bidder for cash, at the
East Corridor, First Floor, Polk
County Courthouse, 255 North
Broadway, Polk County in Bar-
tow, Florida, at 9:00 A.M. on
the 16th day of December,
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


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT,
TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT
IN AND FOR POLK
COUNTY, FLORIDA
JIM THORSLAND,
Plaintiff(s),
vs.
IONA P. LOVING,
Defendant(s).
CASE NO.
53-2005CA-004332-
0000-00
SEC. 7
NOTICE OF ACTION WITH
PROPERTY
TO:
Iona P. Loving
1658 Heritage Hill Dr.,
Richmond, VA 23233-4329
last known residence and ad-
dress
or if any of the aforesaid per-
sons is dead, then his or her
unknown heirs, devisees, lega-
tees or grantees, and any and
all other persons or parties
claiming by, through, under or
against them; and all claimants,
persons or parties, natural or
corporate, or whose exact legal
status, if known, claiming under
any of the above named or in-
terest in and to the lands here-
after described.
YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an Ac-
tion to Quiet Title for the following
described property in Polk County,
Florida, to wit:
The South 150 feet of the
North 2397.792 feet of the
West 320 feet of the East 3/4
of Section 4, Township 31
South, Range 26 East. The
East 40 feet thereof subject to
an easement for road right-of-
way. (Also known as Tract
Number 181 of the unrecorded
plat of Groveland Highlands
East)
has been filed against you and
you are required to file your an-
swer or written defenses, if any, to
it, Plaintiff's Attorney, whose name
and address is David F. Lanier,
Esq., P 0 Box 400, Avon Park.
Florida 33826-400, on or before
December 27 2005. otherwise a
default will be entered against you
for the relief demanded in the
complaint.
WITNESS my hand and the
seal of this Court on November
21 2005.
RICHARD M. WEISS
CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT
By I/s/ Tamika Joiner
Deputy Clerk
(Court Seal) -
Nov. 24, Dec. 1, 8, 15, 2005-3728

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR
POLK COUNTY, FLORIDA PRO-
BATE DIVISION
IN RE: ESTATE OF
LOIS HARRIS,
Deceased.
File No.
05-CP-2701
DIVISION: Probate
NOTICE TO CREDITORS
(Summary Administration)
TO ALL PERSONS HAVING
CLAIMS OR DEMANDS AGAINST
THE ABOVE ESTATE
You are hereby notified that an
Ordei of Summary Administration
has been entered in the estate of
LOis Harris, deceased, File Num-
ber 05-CP-2701; 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 decedent's date of
death was April 24th. 2005, that
the total value of the estate is
$17,430.00 and that the names
and addresses of those to whom it
nas been assigned by such order
are
George L. Harris
4423 North Galloway Road
Lakeland, FL 33810
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 De-
cember 1, 2005.
Person Giving Notice:
George L. Harris
4423 North Galloway Road
Lakeland, FL 33810
TROIANO & ROBERTS, P.A.
Attorneys for Person Giving Notice
317 SOUTH TENNESSEE AVE-
NUE
IAKELAND, FL 33801-4617
,Telephone: (863) 686-7136
By: D.A. TROIANO, ESQ.
Florida Bar No. 0082260
Dec. 1, 8, 2005-3773



Notice of Sale
Notice is hereby given that pur-
suant to Chapter 715 of the
Florida Statutes the following
described property will be sold
at public auction to the highest
and best bidder for cash or cer-
tified funds: 1972 Art! House
Trailer, VIN AL5214, Title No.
5898220, which is registered
to Ronald J. Brimmer, 112
Bonny Shores Drive, Lakeland,
Florida 33801, and was last in
possession of Ronald J. Brim-
mer, 112 Bonny Shores Drive,
Lakeland, Florida 33801. Said
sale shall take place at 11 2
Bonny Shores Drive, Lakeland,
Florida 33801, on December
28. 2005, at 10:00 a.m.
Dec. 1, 8, 2005-3787


or unknown spouses claiming by,
thiougli and undei any of the
above named Defendants,
Defendants
CASE NO.:
53-2005-CA-2954-WH-07
NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE
SALE
NOTICE is hereby given that
the undersigned Clerk of the Cir-
cuit Court of Polk County, Florida,
will on the 22nd day of December,
2005, at 9:00 o'clock A.M., at the
East corridor, first floor, 255 N.
Broadway in Bartow, Florida
33830 offer for sale and sell at
public outcry to the highest and
best bidder for cash, the following-
described property situate in Polk
County, Florida:
Lot 29, Block 1023,
VILLAGE 7, NEIGHBOR-
HOOD 4, POINCIANA
SUBDIVISION, accord-
ing to the plat
thereof as recorded
in Plat Book 53, Page
4, of the Public Re-
cords of Polk County,
Florida.
pursuant to the Final Judgment
entered in a case pending in
said Court, the style of which is
indicated above.
All sales are to be held at the east
end of the east corridor, first floor,
of the Polk County Courthouse lo-
cated at 255 North Broadway Ave-
nue, Bartow, Florida. Please note
that the main entrance is located
on Church Street. No entry is pos-
sible from Broadway Avenue. In
the event any temporary change is
necessary, the Clerk will post a "
Notice of Change" at the sale loca-
tion directing the bidders to the
temporary sale location.
If you are a person with a dis-
ability who needs any accom-
modation in order to partici-
pate in this proceeding, you are
entitled, at no cost to you, to
the provision of certain assis-
tance. Please contact the Of-
fice of the Court Administrator,
(863) 534-4690, within two
(2) working days of ycur re-
ceipt of this notice; if you are
hearing or voice impaired, call
(TDD) (863) 534-7777, or
Florida Relay Service 800-955-
8770.
WITNESS my hand and official
seal of said Court this 171th day
of November, 2005.
Richard Weiss
CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT
COURT
BY: /s/ Lori Armiio
Deputy Clerk
(Court Seal)
Dec. 8. 15, 2005-3843



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 SERVICING
CORPORATION,
Plaintiff,
vs.
MICHAEL A. THROWER; THE UN-
KNOWN SPOUSE OF MICHAEL
I_ -HI- .i.i iF DONNA J.
i i:-, ".l-l I HL UNKNOWN.
S,. : .- DONNA J.'
THROWER. 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;
CAPITAL ONE BANK; 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.
53-2005-CA-003613-
0000-00-SEC 1 1
NOTICE OF SALE
Notice is hereby given that,
pursuant to a Final Summary
Judgment of Foreclosure en-
tered in the above-styled
cause, in the Circuit Court of
Polk County, Florida, I will sell
the property situate in Polk
County, Florida, described as:
COMMENCE AT THE
NORTHWEST CORNER '
OF THE NORTHWEST
1/4' OF THE NORTH-
WEST 1/4 OF SEC-
TION 1 8, TOWNSHIP
27 SOUTH, RANGE 24
EAST, POLK COUNTY,
FLORIDA; RUN SOUTH
922.64 FEET TO THE
POINfT OF BEGINNING;
RUN THENCE EAST
215 FEET; SOUTH
163.14 FEET; WEST
215 FEET; NORTH
163.14 FEET TO THE
POINT OF BEGINNING,
LESS THE ROAD
RIGHT-OF-WAY.
TO INCLUDE A:
1997 CLASSICAL MO-
BILE HOME; VIN
JACFL17639A AND TI-
TLE# 71379316
1997 CLASSICAL MO-
BILE HOME; VIN
JACFL17639B AND TI-
TLE# 71379317
A/K/A 7621 N SO-
CRUM LOOP ROAD,
LAKELAND, FL
33809.
at public sale, to the highest
and best bidder, for cash, at
the East End of the East Corrin-
dor, First Floor, Polk County
Courthouse, 255 North Broad-
way Avenue, Bartow, Florida at


PLAT BOOK 10, PAGE 3, OF
THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF
POLK COUNTY, FLORIDA.
TOGETHER WITH A DOU-
BLEWIDE MOBILE HOME,
YEAR: 1998, MAKE: PALM,
VIN# PH0910309AFL &
PH091039BFL, PERMA-
NENTLY AFFIXED
THEREON.
All sales are to be held at the east
end of the east corridor, first floor,
ol the Polk County Courthouse lo-
cated at 255 North Broadway Ave-
nue, Bartow, Florida. Please note
that the main entrance is located
on Church Street. No entry is pos-
sible from Broadway Avenue. In
the event any temporary change is
necessary, the Clerk will post a "
Notice of Change" at the sale lo-
cation directing the bidders to the
temporary sale location.


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 THE 23rd DAY OF No-
vember, 2005.
RICHARD M. WEISS
CLERK OF CIRCUIT COURT
By /s/ I ori Armiio
Deputy Clerk
(Seal)
Dec. 1, 8, 2005-3788



IN THE CIRCUIT COURT IN AND
FOR POLK COUNTY, FLORIDA
MORTGAGE ELECTRONIC REG-
ISTRATION SYSTEMS, INC., AS
NOMINEE FOR COUNTRYWIDE
HOME LOANS, INC.,
Plaintiff,
vs.
MATTHEW B. GARCIA A/K/A
MATTHEW GARCIA; UNKNOWN
SPOUSE OF MATTHEW B. GAR-
CIA A/K/A MATTHEW GARCIA;
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-2722-WH-4
AMENDED NOTICE OF
FORECLOSURE SALE
NOTICE is hereby given that
the undersigned Clerk of the Cir-
cuit Court of Polk County, Florida,
will on the 22nd day of December
2005, at 9:00 o'clock A.M., at the
East corridor, first floor, 255 N.
Broadway in Bartow, Florida
33830 offer for sale and sell at
public outcry to the highest and
best bidder for cash, the following-
described property situate in Polk
County, Florida:
Lot 4, Block "C", of
SOUTHSIDE TERRACE,
according to the map
or plat thereof as re-
corded in Plat Book
47, Page 23, of the
Public Records of
Polk County, Florida.
pursuant to the Final Judgment
entered in a case pending in
said Court, the style of which is
indicated above.
All sales are to be held at the east
end of the east corridor, first floor,
of the Polk County Courthouse lo-
cated at 255 North Broadway Ave-
nue, Bartow, Florida. Please note
that the main entrance is located
on Church Street. No entry is pos-
sible from Broadway Avenue. In
the event any temporary change is
necessary, the Clerk will post a "
Notice of Change" at the sale loca-
tion directing the bidders to the
temporary sale location.
If you are a person with a dis-
ability who needs any accom-
modation in order to partici-
pate in this proceeding, you are
entitled, at no cost to you, to
the provision of certain assis-
tance. Please contact the Of-
fice of the Court Administrator,
(863) 534-4690, within two
(2) working days of 'your re-
ceipt of this notice; if you are
hearing or voice impaired, call
(TDD) (863) 534-7777, or
Florida Relay Service 800-955-
8770.
WITNESS my hand and official
seal of said Court this 2151 day
of November, 2005.
Richard Weiss
CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT
COURT
BY: /s/ Lori Armijo
Deputy Clerk
(Court Seal)
Dec 8, 15, 2005-3841



IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
10TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF
FLORIDA, IN AND FOR POLK
COUNTY
WESTERN UNITED LIFE AS-
SURANCE COMPANY,
PLAINTIFF,
-vs-
TODD C. GRAVES; UNKNOWN
PARTIES IN POSSESSION #1;
UNKNOWN PARTIES IN POSSES-
SION #2; IF LIVING, AND ALL
UNKNOWN PARTIES CLAIMING
BY, THROUGH, UNDER AND
AGAINST THE ABOVE NAMED
DEFENDANTS) WHO ARE NOT
KNOWN TO BE DEAD OR ALIVE,
WHETHER SAID UNKNOWN
PARTIES MAY CLAIM AN INTER-
EST AS SPOUSES, HEIRS, DEVI-
SEES, GRANTEES, OR OTHER
CLAIMANTS
DEFENDANTS.
NO.: #05-CA-003465
Division#: 4
NOTICE OF SALE
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN
pursuant to an Order or Final
Judgment of Foreclosure dated
November 18, 2005, entered in
Civil Case No. 05-CA-003465 of
the'Circuit Court of the 10TH Judi-
cial Circuit in and for POLK
County, Florida, wherein WEST-
ERN UNITED LIFE ASSURANCE
COMPANY, Plaintiff and TODD C.
GRAVES are defendantss, I will
sell to the highest and best bidder
for cash, AT THE EAST END OF
THE EAST CORRIDOR, FIRST
FLOOR, POLK COUNTY COURT-
HOUSE, 255 NORTH BROAD-
WAY AVENUE, BARTOW, FLOR-
IDA, AT 9:00 AM, MAIN EN-
TRANCE IS ON CHURCH
STREET, NO ENTRY AVAILABLE
ON BROADWAY AVE. December
15, 2005, the following described
property as set forth in said Final
Judgment, to-wit:
LOT 29, AND THE EAST
HALF OF ALLEY LYING
WEST OF SAID LOT,
BOOKER SUBDIVISION, AC-
CORDING TO THE PLAT
THEREOF RECORDED IN


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 No-
vember 17, 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 21st day
of November, 2005.
CASSANDRA L. DENMARK, ES-
QUIRE
Polk County Sheriff's Office
455 North Broadway -
Bartow, Florida 33830
(863) 534-6294
Florida Bar #0553247
Dec. 1, 8, 2005-3770


It you are a person with disabilities
who needs any accommodation in
ordei to participate in this pro-
ceeding, you are entitled at no
cost to you, to the provision of cer-
tain assistance. Please contact the
Office of the Court Administrator,
(863) 534-4690, within two (2)
working days of your receipt of this
notice; if you are hearing or voice
impaired, call TDD (863) 534-7777
or Florida Relay Services 711.
DATED at BARTOW, Florida,
this 22nd day of November,
2005.
RICHARD M. WEISS
CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT
COURT
POLK County, Florida
By: /s/ Lori Armijo
Deputy Clerk
(Seal)
Dec 1, 8, 2005-3764



POLK COUNTY DEMOCRAT
#2006-0024
SALE DATE: 1/12/2006
NOTICE OF APPLICATION
FOR TAX DEED
(CHAPTER 197.512 -
FLORIDA STATUTES)
NOTICE IS'HEREBY GIVEN THAT
MTAG CUST FOR CARLYLE AS-
SET MANAGEMENT LLC
the holder of the following cer-
tificates, has filed said certifi-
cates for a tax deed to be is-
sued thereon. The certificate
numbers and years of issuance,
the description of the property
and the names in which it was
assessed are as follows:
CERTIFICATE NO.
21743
YEARS OF ISSUANCE
5/30/2003
DESCRIPTION OF PROP-
ERTY:
THOMPSONS ADDITION
PB 3 PG 44 BLK 16 LOTS
6 7 & 8 S4 T32 R28 &
S33 T31 R28
Section 04, Township
32, Range 28
PROPERTY ID NUMBER:
04-32-28-981600-
016060
Name in which assessed: AD-
NAN ELYAMAN
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. January
which is the 1 2th day of Janu-
ary. 2006 beginning at 8:30
A.M. with lunch recess at Noon,
until completion; and, if neces-
sary, continue on a day to day
basis under the same condi-
tions as the first sale day, dur-
ing the regular hours of the
Clerk's Office until completion.
IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE
AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES
ACT, PERSONS WITH DISABILI-
TIES NEEDING A SPECIAL AC-
COMMODATION TO REVIEW
TAX DEED SALES SHOULD CON-
TACT: CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT
COURT, ATTN: TAX DEED DEPT,
255 N. BROADWAY, BARTOW,
FLORIDA 33830-9000 TELE-
PHONE (863) 534-4528 OR
534-4529.
DATED this 12/1/2005.
RICHARD M. WEISS,
CLERK OF CIRCUIT COURT
POLK COUNTY, FLORIDA
By: MARY ANN PETROVICH
Dec. 8, 15, 22, 29, 2005-3850








IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN
AND FOR POLK COUNTY, FLOR-
IDA
CIVIL DIVISION
IN RE: FORFEITURE OF:
2006 FORD 350 TRUCK
VIN# 14FTWW33P96EA27292
TAG# 4775NY

CASE NO.: 2005CA-004305
SECTION: 07
NOTICE OF FORFEITURE
PROCEEDINGS
Stephen Potts
514 Tanglewood Drive
Auburndale, Florida
Allison Skidders
145 Buckshot Road
Akwesasne, Ontario
K6H5R7
AND ALL OTHER PER-
SONS who claim an interest in
the above-captioned property:
Grady Judd, as Sher-
iff of Polk County, Florida, ("
Polk County Sheriff's Office"),
gives notice of forfeiture pro-
ceedings pursuant to Sections
932.701-707, Florida Statutes,
in regard to the above-de-
scribed property ("Captioned
Property").
1. Captioned Property was
seized in or near Auburndale, in
Polk County, Florida on or
about October 13, 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


900 o'clock A.M., or as soon
thereafter 9:00 A.M., the 1 5th
day of Decmber, 2005.
All sales are to be held at the
east end of the east corridor,
first floor, of the Polk County
Courthouse located at 255
North Broadway Avenue, Bar-
tow, Florida. Please note that
the main entrance is located on
Church Street. No entry is pos-
sible from Broadway Avenue. In
the event any temporary
change of location is neces-
sary, the Clerk shall post a _No-
tc e of Change" at the sale lo-
cation directing the bidders to
the temporary sale location.
If you are a person with disabili-
ties who needs any accommo-
dation in order to participate in
this proceeding, you ari enti-
tled at no cost to you, to the








December 8, 2005 The Polk County Democrat


Puhfli








Estiums


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF
FLORIDA, IN AND FOR POLK
COUNTY, FLORIDA
ROY W. GORUD and KARIN A.
SCOVILL, Co-Personal Represen-
tatives of the Estate of May T.
Walker, and Co-Trustees of the
May T. Walker Recovable Living
Trust Dated 11/19/92,
Plaintiff,
vs.
RICKIE LEVAUGHN NELSON
and RHONDA LYNN NELSON, in-
dividually and as husband and
wife, together with believed les-
sees, TOM WILLIAMS, R.J.
NATHE & SONS, INC., G.S.
EQUIPMENT, INC., ROBERT L.'
WALKER, SOUTHWIND SOD,
JIMMY O'BRYAN SOD, SWART'S
LANDSCAPING, INC., JACK
MELTON FAMILY, INC., RICK
BARROW, TOM M. BROXTON,
JEANNIE F. BROXTON, and any
unknown natural persons, corpo-
rations, and other entities having
any contracts, leases, or agree-
ments, oral or in writing concern-
ing the property known as Willow
Ranch or having property or ani-
mals thereon,
File No.:
53-2005CA-004282-0000-LK
Sec 7
NOTICE OF ACTION
TO: ALL UNKNOWN NATURAL
PERSONS, CORPORATIONS,
OR OTHER ENTITIES HAVING
ANY CONTRACTS, LEASES, OR
AGREEMENT, ORAL OR IN
WRITING CONCERNING THE
PROPERTY KNOWN AS WIL-
LOW RANCH OR HAVING
PROPERTY OR ANIMALS
THEREON
YOU ARE HEREBY NOTIFIED
that an action for ejectment re-
garding the following property
known as Willow Ranch, 9305 Hall
Road, Lakeland, Florida 33809, lo-
cated in Polk County, Florida, de-
scribed as set forth on Exhibit "A"
attached thereto, has been filed
against you and you are required
to serve a copy of your written de-
fenses, if any, to it on LAURIANE
CICCARELLI, Esquire, c/o Troiano
& Roberts, P.A., 317 South Ten-
nessee Avenue, Lakeland, Florida
33802, on or before December 27,
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..,
Exhibit A:
Section 30, Township 26 South,
Range 24 East Polk County, Flor-
ida, all of Section 30 lying and be-
ing on Polk County, Florida; con-
taining 694 acres, more or less.
(Tax Identification Number
242630-000000-000000 main
property)
Section 25, Township 26 South,
Range 23 East, Polk County, Flor-
ida, the East 110 feet of the South
420 feet of the East 1/2 of the
Southeast 1/4 of Section 25 lying
and being on Polk County, Florida;
containing 1 acre, more or less.
(Tax Identification Number
232625_-000000-022010)
All of Section 31, Township 26
South, Range 24 East, Polk
County, Florida, less and except
the following: begin at the South-
east corner of said Section 31, run
thence north 2904.37 feet, run
thence West 2930.97 feet, run
thence South 27 degrees 22 min-
utes 09 seconds West 2183.97
feet, run thence South 10 degrees
25 minutes 06 seconds West
974.28 feet to the Southe line of
said Section 31, run thence East
to the point of beginning.
(Tax Identification Number
242631-00000-011010)
All of Section 6, Township 27
South, Range 24 East, less the
South 1/2 of the SE 1/4, and less
the East 30 feet of the North 1/2 of
the SE 1/4 thereof,
LESS AND EXCEPT
Begin at the Northeast corner of
the aforementioned Section 6, and
run South 1 degree 22 minutes 15
seconds East along the East
boundary of Section 6 a distance
of 2660.84 feet to the East 1/4
Section corner of Section 6;
thence run North 89 degrees 47
minutes 32 seconds West along
the North Boundary of the SE 1/4
of Section 6 a distance of 30.00
feet; thence run South 1 degree
18 minutes 05 seconds East, par-
allel with the Section Line, a dis-
tance of 1325.29 feet; thence run
North 89 degrees 39 minutes.24
seconds West along the South
Boundary of the North 1/2 of the
SE 1/4 a distance of 2615.26 feet
to the Southwest corner of the
North 1/2 of theS
SE 1/4; thence run North 0 de-
grees 52 minutes 22 seconds
West along the North-South 1/4
Section Line of Section 6 a dis-
tance of 1400.00feet; thence run
North 89 degrees.47 minutes 32
seconds West, parallel with the
East-West 1/4 Section Line of
Section 6 a distance of 0 1353.22
feet; thence run North 34 degrees -
57 minutes 16 seconds West a
distance of West a distance of
651.21 feet; thence run North 68
degrees 05 minutes 37 seconds
West a distance of 187.30 feet;
thence run North 10 degrees 25
minutes 06 seconds East a dis-
tance of 2017.40 feet to a Point on
the North Boundary of Section 6;
thence continue North 10 degrees
25 minutes 06 seconds East into
the aforementioned Section 31 a
distance of 974.28 feet to a Point;
thence run North 27 degrees 22
minutes 09 seconds East a dis-
tance of 2183.97 feet; thence run
South 89 degrees 40 minutes 36 ,
seconds East, parallel with the
South Boundary of said Section 31
a distance of 2930.97 feet to the
East Boundary of said "Section.
Thence run South 0 degrees 02
minutes 22 seconds West along
the Section line a distance ot
2904.37 feet to the Southeast cor-
ner of Section 31 and the Point of


Beginning.
(Tax Identification Number
242706-000000-032010)
The NE 1/4 and the East 1/2 of the
NW 1/4 Section 1, Township 27
South, Range 23 East.
LESS AND EXQEPT the following:
A tract of land lying in Section 1,
Township 27 South, Range 23
East, Polk County, Florida, more
particularly described as follows:
For a Point of Beginning, Com-
mence at the Northwest corner of
the Northeast quarter of the North-
west quarter Section 01, Township
27 South, Range 23 East Polk
County, Florida; Thence on the
North boundary thereof N. 89 de-
grees 34 minutes 08 seconds E. a
distance of 646.05' feet; thence
departing said North boundary S
00 degrees 13 minutes 29 sec-
onds E a distance of 30.00' feet;
thence S 59 degrees 56 minutes
20 seconds W a distance of
471.62' feet; thence S 31 degrees
31 minutes 20 seconds W a dis-
tance of 447.96' feet to the East-
erly maintained right of way line of
Hall Road; thence on said right of
way line N 00 degrees 22 minutes
43 seconds W a distance of
22.66'; thence N 02 degrees 40
minutes 09 seconds W a distance
of 27.52' feet to the West bound-
ary of the Northeast quarter of the
Northwest quarter of said Section
1, Township 27 South, Range 23
East; thence on said West bound-
ary N 00 degrees 13 minutes 29
seconds W a distance of 593.10'
feet to the Point of Beginning.
(Tax Identification Number
232701-000000-010000)
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 on November 16, 2005.
Clerk of the Circuit Court
By: /s/ Diane Coleman
Deputy Clerk
(Court Seal)
Nov. 24, Dec. 1, 8, 15, 2005-3723

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.
H.W. LIVINGSTON, C.K. TIECHE,
INDIAN LAKE INVESTMENTS,
L.C., NATION WIDE PROPER-
TIES & ASSOCIATES CORP., ET
AL,
Defendants.

CASE NO.:
53-2005-CA-002785
NOTICE OF ACTION
TO: Defendants, H.W. LIV-
INGSTON, C.K. TIECHE, IN-
DIAN LAKE INVESTMENTS,
L.C., NATION WIDE PROP-
ERTIES & ASSOCIATES
CORP.; If any of the above-
named Defendants are de-
ceased, then the following
shall be considered Defen-
dants in this action; un-
known spouses, lineal de-
scendants, heirs, devisees,
grantees, assignees, lienors,
creditors, trustees, and all
other claimants claiming by,
through, under or against
the deceased; or claiming
by, through, under or
against some corporation,
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 oth-
erwise 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 30, BLOCK 321, INDIAN
LAKE ESTATES UNIT NO.
10, ACCORDING TO THE
MAP OR PLAT THEREOF,
AS RECORDED IN PLAT
BOOK 40, PAGE(S) 14, OF
THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF
POLK COUNTY, FLORIDA.,
has been filed against you, and
that you are required to serve a
copy of your written defenses, if
any, to it on EVERETT 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 December 27, 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 22nd day of No-
vember, 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 1OF THE CIRCUIT
COURT
BY /s/ Tamika Joiner
Deputy Clerk
(Court Seal)
Nov. 24. Dec. 1, 8, 15, 2005-3729


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF
THE STATE OF FLORIDA, IN
AND FOR POLK COUNTY
JUVENILE DIVISION I
IN THE INTEREST OF:
R.J. DOB: 11/03/1998
MINOR CHILD
AMENDED SUMMONS AND NO-
TICE
OF HEARING ON PETITION
FOR TERMINATION OF
PARENTAL RIGHTS
CASE NO.
JP03-451000-LW
THE STATE OF FLORIDA TO:
GEROME DECOUSEY
(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
R.J., a female child, born on
11/03/1998, to Tanga T.
Jones and Gerome Decousey, in
Polk County, Florida.
for subsequent adoption and
you are hereby COMMANDEDto
be and appear before MAGIS-
TRATE ROBIN MATHIS JACK-
SON in HEARING ROOM at 9:00
A.M. on WEDNESDAY the 18th
day of January, 2006, for this
hearing at POLK COUNTY
COURTHOUSE, COURTROOM-
Juvenile Division Hearing
Room- (5C1) 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
LOSE ALL LEGAL RIGHTS AS A
PARENT TO THE CHILDREN)
AS NAMED IN THE PETITION
FOR TERMINATION OF PAREN-
TAL RIGHTS.
YOU HAVE THE RIGHT TO
HAVE AN ATTORNEY REPRE-
SENT YOU IN THIS MATTER. IF
YOU CANNOT AFFORD AN AT-
TORNEY, YOU MUST BE PRE-
SENT AND REQUEST THAT
THE COURT APPOINT YOU AN
ATTORNEY FOR YOU IF YOU
WANT ONE.
"In accordance with the Ameri-
cans With Disabilities Act, persons
with disabilities needing a special
accommodation to participate in
this proceeding should contact the
Children & Families Legal Depart-
ment at 1055 US Highway 17
North, Bartow, Florida 33830,
Telephone: 863-534-0062 not later
than seven days prior to the pro-
ceeding. If hearing impaired,
(TDD) 1-800-955-871, or Voice (V)
1-800-955-8770, via Florida Relay
Service."
RICHARD M. WEISS, CLERK
By Debbie Stinson
as his Deputy Clerk
(CLERK'S SEAL)
Dec. 1, 8, 15, 22, 2005-3771


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR
POLK COUNTY, FLORIDA
PROBATE DIVISION
IN RE: ESTATE OF
JAMES EUGENE PEPPER
a/k/a JAMES PEPPER,
Deceased.
FILE NO.
05CP-2662
NOTICE TO CREDITORS
The administration of the estate
of JAMES EUGENE PEPPER
A/K/A JAMES PEPPER, de-
ceased, whose date of death was
September 10, 2005, is pending in
the Circuit Court for Polk County,
Florida, Probate Division, the ad-
dress of which is 255 North Broad-
way, Bartow, Florida 33830. 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 is served must file their claims
with this Court WITHIN THE
LATER OF 3 MONTHS AFTER
THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUB-
LICATION OF THIS NOTICE OR
30 DAYS AFTER THE DATE OF
SERVICE OF A COPY OF THIS
NOTICE ON THEM.
All other creditors of the dece-
dent and other persons having
claims or demands against the de-
cedent's estate, must file their
claims with this court WITHIN 3
MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF
THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF
THIS NOTICE.
ALL CLAIMS NOT SO FILED
WILL BE FOREVER BARRED.
NOTWITHSTANDING THE
TIME PERIOD SET FORTH
ABOVE, ANY CLAIM FILED
TWO (2) YEARS OR MORE AF-
TER THE DECEDENT'S OF
DEATH IS BARRED.
The date of the first publication
of this Notice is December 1
2005.
Personal Representative:
Joseph Chipman Pep-
per
6305 Edenmore Ave-
nue
New Port Richey, FL
34653
Attorney for Personal Repre-
sentative:
THOMAS W. MITCHELL, JR.
Florida Bar No. 0271624
WALLER, MITCHELL & BAR-
NETT
5332 Main Street
New Port Richey, Florida 34652
Telephone: (727) 847-2288
Dec 1, 8, 2005-3800



The following vehicles will be
Sold at Public Auction on
12/300 for unpaid towing
and storage charges.
1991 Mercury Gr. Marquis
VIN# 2MECM74F7MX653200
Public Auction will be held at
2615 Lakeland Hills Blvd. Lake-
land, FL at 12:00 p.m. All bids.
must be paid in full CASH
ONLY.
Dec. 8, 2005-3859
,1


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN
AND FOR POLK COUNTY,
FLORIDA
BOUNTIFUL LANDS, INC., a
Florida corporation,
Plaintiff,
vs.
STEVE BAKER and
unknown spouse
of STEVE BAKER, RICH-
ARD DELANEY, and the un-
known spouses, heirs, devisees,
grantees, creditor, or other
parties claiming by, through,
under or against them; .....
unknown spouse; RICH-
ARD M. WEISS, Clerk of
the Courts; and BOARD
OF COUNTY COMMIS-
SIONERS OF POLK
COUNTY, FLORIDA;
Defendant.
CASE NO.
53-2003CA-004219-0000-WH
NOTICE OF SALE
Notice is hereby given that pur-
suant to a Final Judgment entered
in the above entitled cause in the
Circuit Court of Polk County, Flor-
ida, I will sell the property situate
in Polk County, Florida, described
as.
Lots 25 and 26, Block C,
OAKRIDGE ESTATES, Phase
6, Unit 4, according to the plat
thereof as recorded in Plat
Book 78, at Page 2, of the
Public Records of Polk
County, Florida.
at public sale, to the highest and
best bidder for cash, at the East
Corridor, First Floor, Polk County
Courthouse, 255 North Broadway,
Bartow, Florida, at 9:00 A.M., on
the 15th day of December, 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
Avenue, Bartow, Florida. Please
note that the main entrance is lo-
cated on Church Street. No entry
is possible from Broadway Ave-
nue. In the event any temporary
change is necessary, the Clerk will
post a "Notice of Change" at the
sale location directing the bidders
to the temporary sale location.
If you are a person with disabilities
who needs any accommodation in
order to participate in this pro-
ceeding, you are entitled at no
cost to you, to the provision of cer-
tain assistance. Please contact the
Office of the Court Administrator,
(863) 534-4690, within two (2)
working days of your receipt of this
notice; it you are hearing or voice
impaired, call TDD (863) 534-7777
or Florida Relay Services 711.
RICHARD M. WEISS,
As Clerk of Said Court
By /s/ Lori Armijo
As Deputy Clerk
(COURT SEAL)
Dec. 1, 8, 2005-3767




IN THE CIRCUIT COURT IN AND
FOR POLK COUNTY, FLORIDA
MORTGAGE ELECTRONIC REG-
ISTRATION SYSTEMS, INC, AS
NOMINEE FOR DEUTSCHE
BANK NATIONAL TRUST COM-
PANY, TRUSTEE, ON BEHALF
OF THE CERTIFICATE HOLD-
ERS OF GSAA HOME EQUITY
TRUST 2004-10 ASSET-BACKED
CERTIFICATES SERIES 2004-10,
Plaintiff,
vs.
JOSIE W. CARSE A/K/A JOSIE
CARE, DECEASED, UNKNOWN
SPOUSE OF JOSIE W. CARSE
A/K/A JOSIE CARSE; UNKNOWN
TENANT I; UNKNOWN TENANT
II; ELEANOR F. NOWELL;
WANDA DOUGLAS; JERRIS
WADE, A/K/A JERRIS D. WADE,
A/K/A JERRIS DANNY WADE;
BOARD OF COUNTY COMMIS-
SIONERS OF POLK COUNTY, A
POLITICAL SUBDIVISION OF
THE STATE OF FLORIDA,
STATE OF FLORIDA; CLERK OF
THE CIRCUIT COURT IN AND
FOR POLK COUNTY, A POLITI-
CAL SUBDIVISION OF THE
STATE OF FLORIDA, and any un-
known heirs, devisees, grantees,
creditors, and other unknown per-
sons or unknown spouses claim-
ing by, through and under any of
the above named'Defendants,
Defendants.
CASE NO.:
53-2005-CA-0754-WH-04
AMENDED NOTICE OF
FORECLOSURE SALE
NOTICE is hereby given that
the undersigned Clerk of the Cir-
cuit Court of Polk County, Florida,
will on the 416h day of December
2005, at 9:00 o'clock AM., at the
East corridor, first floor, 255 N.
Broadway in Bartow, Florida
33830 offer for sale and sell at
public outcry to the highest and
best bidder for cash, the following-
described property situate in Polk
County, Florida:
LOT 1 AND THE EAST
1/2 OF LOT 2, IN
BLOCK 3, OF PINE-
HURST SUBDIVISION,
ACCORDING TO THE
MAP OR PLAT
THEREOF AS RE-
CORDED IN PLAT
BOOK 5, AT PAGE 25,
OF THE PUBLIC RE-
CORDS OF POLK
COUNTY, FLORIDA.
pursuant to the Final Judgment
entered in a case pending in
said Court, the style of which is
indicated above.
All sales are to be held at the east
end of the east corridor, first floor,
of the Polk County Courthouse lo-
cated at 255 North Broadway Ave-
nue, Bartow, Florida. Please note
that the main entrance is located
on Church Street. No entry is pos-
sible from Broadway Avenue. In
the event any temporary change is.
necessary, the Clerk will post a "
Notice of Change" at the sale loca-
tion directing the bidders to the
temporary sale location.
If you are a person with a dis-
ability who needs any accom-
modation in order to partici-
pate in this proceeding, you are


entitled, at no cost to you, to
the provision of certain assis-
tance. Please contact the Of-
fice of the Court Administrator,
(863) 534-4690, within two
(2) working days of your re-
ceipt of this notice; if you are
hearing or voice impaired, call
(TDD) (863) 534-7777, or
Florida Relay Service 800-955-
8770.
WITNESS my hand and official
seal of said Court this 22 nd-
day of November, 2005.
Richard Weiss
CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT
COURT
BY:/aLLri Armijo
Deputy Clerk
(Court Seal)
Dec. 1, 8, 2005-3766


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF
THE STATE OF FLORIDA, IN'
AND I-OR POLK COUNTY
JUVENILE DIVISION
IN THE INTEREST OF:
D.R. DOB: 03/07/2004
MINOR CHILD
SUMMONS AND NOTICE
OF HEARING ON PETITION
FOR TERMINATION OF
PARENTAL RIGHTS
CASE NO.
2004-DP-190100-XX
THE STATE OF FLORIDA TO:
RAYMOND RUSSELL
(ADDRESS UNKNOWN
YOU ARE HEREBY NO-
TIFIED that a Petition under
oath has been filed in the
above styled Court for the per-
manent commitment of
D.R., a female child, born on
03/07/2004, to LISA NICOLE
STEVERSON and RAYMOND
RUSSELL in Polk County, Flor-
ida.
for subsequent adoption and
you are hereby COMMANDED to
be and appear before JUDGE
CHARLES LEE BROWN in
HEARING ROOM at 9:00 A.M. on
the 19th day of January, 2006,
for this hearing at POLK
COUNTY COURTHOUSE,
COURTROOM- Juvenile Divi-
sion Hearing Room- (5C1) 5th
Floor, 255 N. Broadway, BAR-
TOW, FLORIDA.
YOUR FAILURE TO APPEAR IN
PERSON WILL BE TREATED AS
A. CONSENT T T THE TERMINA-
TION OF PARENTAL RIGHTS
AND YOU WILL PERMANENTLY
LQ.SE ALL LEGAL _Ri ~ITS_ASA
PARENT. TO THE. CHILLD(RENj
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 & Farnmilies Legal Depart-
ment at 1055 US Highway 17
North, Bartow, Florida 33830,
Telephone 863-534-0062 not later
than seven days piior t he pro-
ceeding. It hearing impaired,
(TDD) 1-800-955-871, or Voice (V)
1-800-955-8770, via Florida Relay
Service."
RICHARD M. WEISS, CLERK
By Debble Stinson
as his Deputy Clerk
(CLERK'S SEAL)
Nov 17, 24, Dec 1, 8, 2005-3639





IN THE CIRCUIT 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; AT HLEE 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; EDWARD
MILLER INVESTMENTS,
INC., a dissolved Florida
corporation; THE UN-
KNOWN HEIRS, PER-
SONAL REPRESENTA-
TIVES, SUCCESSOR AND
ASSIGNS OF A. FRANK
LANDERS and MARGARET
W. LANDERS,
Defendants.
CASE NUMBER:
53-2005CA-03658-0000-WH
SECTION NO 04
SECOND NOTICE OF ACTION
TO: THE UNKNOWN HEIRS,
PERSONAL REPRESENTA-
TIVES, SUCCESSORS AND AS-
SIGNS OF: A. FRANK LANDERS
and MARGARET W. LANDERS
RESIDENCE UNKNOWN
YOU ARE HEREBY NOTIFIED





ney, whose address is 800 First
Street S., Winter Haven, FL
33880, on or before the 27th day
of De.cembe., 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.
and
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-


nation 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 Couit on this 10th1 day
of November, 200o
RICHARD M. WEISS,
As Clerk of Said Couit
BY : /I,/ iiid,; i ,i.i .l
As jupultyCl'lk
(COJURI SEAL)
Nov. 17, 24. Dec. 1.8. 2005-3674


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT
OF THE 10th JUDICIAL
CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR
POLK COUNTY, FLORIDA
GENERAL JURISDICTION
DIVISION
MORTGAGE ELECTRONIC REG-
ISTRATION SYSTEMS, INC.,
ACTING SOLELY AS NOMINEE
FOR COUNTRYWIDE HOME
LOANS, INC.,
PLAINTIFF
VS.
MARIA MORALES A/K/A MARIA
H. MORALES, 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 MARIA MORALES
A/K/A MARIA H. MORALES; UN-
KNOWN SPOUSE OF MARIA
MORALES A/K/A MARIA H. MO-
RALES, IF ANY; RONALD CECIL
CURLEE; JOHN DOE AND JANE
DOE AS UNKNOWN TENANTS
IN POSSESSION
DEFENDANTS)
CASE NO:
53-2005-CA-003185-0000-SEC
04
NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE
SALE
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN
pursuant to a Summary Final
Judgment of Foreclosure dated
November 18. 2005 entered in
Civil Case No. 53-2005-CA-
003185-0000-SEC 04 of the Cir-
cuit Court of the 10TH Judicial Cir-
cuit in and for POLK County, BAR-
TOW, Florida, I will sell to the
highest and best bidder for cash at
THE EAST CORRIDOR ON THE
FIRST FLOOR at, the POLK
County Courthouse located at 255
N Broadway Ave. in Bartow, Flor-
ida, at 9:00 a.m. on the 15th day
of December 2005 the following
described property as set forth in
said Summary Final Judgment, to-
wit:
LOT 35, CHERRY LANE
ESTATES PHASE TWO,
AS PER PLAT
THEREOF, RECORDED
IN PLAT BOOK 99,
PAGE 1 AND 2, OF
THE PUBLIC RECORDS
OF POLK COUNTY,
FLORIDA. TOGETHER
WITH A 1997 DOU-
BLE-WIDE MOBILE
HOME, VIN#'S
FLA14611184A AND
FLA14611 184B.
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
Bioadway Avenue. Ir the event
any temporary change is neces-
sary, the Clerk will post a "Notice
of Change" at the sale location
directing the bidders to the tem-
porary sale location.
If you are a person with disabilities
who needs any accommodation in
order to participate in this pro-
ceeding, you are entitled at no
cost to you, to the provision of cer-
tain assistance. Please contact the
Office of the Court Administrator.
(863) 534-4690, within two (2)
i ,, days of your receipt of this
.,.. if you are hearing or voice
impaired, call TDD (863) 534-7777
or Florida Relay Services 711.
Dated this 22nd day of Novem -
oer 2005
RICHARD M. WEISS
Clerk of the Circuit Court
By: /s/ Lori Armijo
Deputy Clerk
(CIRCUIT COURT SEAL)
Dec. 1, 8,. 2005-3765






IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR
POLK COUNTY, FLORIDA
PROBATE DIVISION
IN RE: ESTATE OF
EDWARD W. DIEDRA SR.,
Deceased.
File Number
03CP-2282
NOTICE TO CREDITORS
The administration of the estate
of EDWARD W. DIEDRA, SR,SR., de-
ceased, is pending in the Circuit
Court for Polk County, Florida,
Probate Division, the address of
which is Post Office Box 9000,
Drawer CC-9, Bartow, Florida
33831.
The names and addresses of
the personal representative and
the personal representative's at-
torney 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 other creditors of the dece-
dent or other persons having
claims or demands against dece-
dent's estate on whom a copy of
this notice is served within three
months after the date of the first
publication 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, DEMANDS AND
OBJECTIONS NOT SO FILED
WILL BE FOREVER BARRED.
The date of the first publication
of this Notice is December 1.
2005
Personal Representative.
Edward W. Dieda, Jr.
Attorney for Petitioner:
MARIO J. CABRERA, ESQUIRE
Mario J. Cabrera, P.A.
P.O. Box 430
Lakeland, Florida 33830
(863) 533.4221/ Fax: 533.4021
Florida Bar No.: 0001163
Attorney for Personal Representa-
tive
Dec. 1, 8, 2005-3806


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN
AND FOR POLK COUNTY,
FLORIDA
CIVIL DIVISION
HOUSEHOLD FINANCE CORPO-
RATION III,
Plaintiff
vs.
TERRANCE P FOX, SR. and
JACQUELINE M. FOX; and un-
known parties claiming by,
through, under and against the
above named Defendant who are
unknown to be dead or alive
whether said unknown are per-
sons, heirs, devisees, grantees, or
other claimants; TENANT I-UN-
KNOWN TENANT; and TENANT
II-UNKNOWN TENANT, in pos-
session of the subject real prop-
erty,
Defendants
Case No.
53-2005-CA-003863
NOTICE OF ACTION
TO:
TERRANCE P. FOX, SR.
2233 E. Magnolia Street
Lakeland, Florida 33801
JACQUELINE M. FOX
2233 E. Magnolia Street
Lakeland, Florida 33801
YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an
action for foreclosure has been
filed against you as to the subject
property with a legal description,
to-wit:
The North 137.5 feet of
the West 1/2 of Lot 30,
Block 4, MAP OF COUNTRY
CLUB ESTATES, according
to the map or plat thereof
as recorded in Plat Book 7,
Page(s) 10, Public Records
of Polk County, Florida.
and you are required to serve a
copy of your written defenses,
if any, to it on Gary I. Gassel,
Esquire, Plaintiff's attorney,
whose address is 2033 Mairr
Street, Suite 301, Sarasota,
Florida 34237, on or before
thirty (30) days from the first
day of publication, and file the
original with the clerk of this
court either before service on
Plaintiff's attorney or immedi-
ately thereafter; otherwise a
default will be entered against
you for the relief demanded in
the Complaint.
Dated this 23rd day of Novem -
ber, 2005.
RICHARD M. WEISS
CLERK OF THE COURT
By: /s/ Lori Armijo
Deputy Clerk
(Seal)
Dec. 1, 8, 2005-3794

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF
POLK COUNTY, FLORIDA
IN RE: ESTATE OF
BETTY D. DENEVE,
Deceased.
PROBATE DIVISION
File Number:
05CP-2590
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
Betty D. Deneve, deceased, File
Number 05CP-2590. by the Circuit
Court-for Polk County. Florida,
Probate Division, the address of
' which is Drawer CC-4, Pot OfficP
Box 90d00, Bariow,'FL :3831 irl
the total cash value of the estate is
$1000.00 and that the name and
address of those to whom it has
been assigned by such Order are:
Douglas Paul DeNeve
1020 Miller Terrace
Hartsville, SC 29550
Michael Joseph DeNeve
2065 Cherokee
Bartow, FL 33830
Brian Dennis DeNeve
1648 Rangewood Drive, SW
Lilburn, GA 30047
Theresa Pickard
1045 Trask Lane
Bartow, Florida 33830
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 listed in the Order of Sum-
mary Administration must.file their
claims with this Court WITHIN
THREE MONTHS AFTER .THE
DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICA-
TION OF THIS NOTICE.
ALL CLAIMS AND DEMANDS
NOT SO FILED WILL BE FOR-
EVER BARRED.
The date of the first publication
of this Notice is December 1
2o05.
Person Giving Notice:
Douglas Paul DeNeve
1020 Miller Terrace
Hartsville, SC 29550
Attorney for Persons Giving No-
tice: \
George T. Dunlap, III
245 South Central Avenue
Port Office Drawer 30
Bartow, Florida 33831
(863) 533-7117
Florida Bar No. 021164
Dec. 1, 8, 2005-3784

NOTICE OF
PUBLIC MEETINGS
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN
that THE SCHOOL BOARD OF
POLK COUNTY, FLORIDA, an-
nounces public meetings to which
all persons are invited.
DATE AND TIME:
December 12, 2005 at 9:00
a.m.
PURPOSE: School Board
Workshop for pre-planning
January retreat and training
session on the use of E-
Agenda.
PLACE: Superintendent's
Conference Room at The
School Board of Polk County,
Florida, at 1915, Floral Avenue,
Bartow, Florida, 33830
A copy of the agendas may be
obtained by writing to Joanne
Clanton in the Superintendent's
Office at The School Board of Polk


County, P.O. Box 391, Bartow, FL
33831 or by calling 863-534-0521
Pursuant to the provisions of
the Americans with Disabilities
Act, any person requiring special
accommodations to participate in
this meeting is asked to advise the
agency at least 48 hours before
the meeting by contacting Patricia
Hunter at 863-534-0513. If you are
hearing or speech impaired,
please contact the agency by call-
ing Florida Relay Service at 1-800-
955-8771.
Dated: December 2, 2005.
THE SCHOOL BOARD OF
POLK COUNTY, FLORIDA
By Hazel Sellers, Chairman
Attest Gail F. McKinzie,
Secretary
(Seal)
Dec. 8, 2005-3858


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN
AND FOR POLK COUNTY,
FLORIDA
WACHOVIA BANK, N.A., AS IN-
DENTURE TRUSTEE (BAYVIEW)
PLAINTIFF.

FRANCISCO SANCHE7, UN-
KNOWN SPOUSE OF FRAN-
CISCO SANCHEZ, POLK
COUNTY UNKNOWN
TENANTS) IN POSSESSION #1,
AND #2, et al.,
DEFENDANTSS.
CASE NO:
53-2005CA-002598-0000
SECTION: 04
NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE
SALE
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN
that pursuant to a Final Summary
Judgment of Foreclosure Sale
dated November 18, 2005,2005, en-
tered in Civil Case No. 53-
2005CA-002598-0000 (04) of the
Circuit Court of the Tenth Judicial
Circuit in and for Polk County,
Florida, wherein the WACHOVIA
BANK, N.A., AS INDENTURE
TRUSTEE (BAYVIEW), Plaintiff,
and FRANCISCO SANCHEZ, UN-
KNOWN SPOUSE OF FRAN-
CISCO SANCHEZ, POLK
COUNTY, UNKNOWN
TENANTS) IN POSSESSION #1,
AND #2, et al., are Defendants.
I will sell to the highest and best
bidder for cash at the East Corri-
dor, First Floor, in the Polk County
Courthouse, 255 North Broadway,
Bartow, FL 33831, at 9:00 A.M. on
the 15th day of December, 2005,
the following described property
Polk County, Florida:
LOT 377, OF INWOOD UNIT
NO. 3, ACCORDING TO THE
MAP OR PLAT THEREOF,
RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK
9, PAGES 7A, 7B AND 7C,
OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS
OF POLK COUNTY, FLOR-
IDA.
All sales are to be held at the east
end of the east corridor, first floor,
of the Polk County Courthouse lo-
cated at 255 North Broadway Ave-
nue, Bartow, Florida. Please note
that the main entrance is located
on Church Street. No entry is pos-
sible from Broadway Avenue. In
the event any temporary change is
necessary, the Clerk will post a "
Notice of Change" at the sate loca-
tion directing the biddersto t the
temporary sale location.
If you are a person with a dis-
ability who needs any accom-
modation in order to partici-
pate in this proceeding, you are
entitled, at no cost to you, to
the provision of certain assis-
tance. Please contact the Of-
fice of the Court Administrator,
(863) 534-4690, within two
(2) working days of your re-
ceipt of this notice; if you are
hearing or voice impaired, call
(TDD) (863) 534-7777, or
Florida Relay Service 711.
WITNESS my hand and the
seal of the court on November 22,
2005.
RICHARD M. WEISS
CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT
COURT
By: /s/Lori Armijo
Deputy Clerk
(COURT SEAL)
Dec. 1,8, 2005-3763



IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
10TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF
FLORIDA, IN AND FOR POLK
COUNTY
HOMEAMERICAN CREDIT, INC.
D/B/A UPLAND MORTGAGE
-vs-
AUGUSTIN BAEZ, INDIVIDU-
ALLY AND AS SOLE HEIR AND
AS PERSONAL REPRESENTA-
TIVE OF THE ESTATE OF
ALICIA BURGOS, DECEASED;
CARMEN BAEZ; OSCEOLA
COUNTY; UNKNOWN PARTIES
IN POSSESSION #1 AS TO 2464
RUTH LANE; IF LIVING, AND ALL
UNKNOWN PARTIES CLAIMING
BY, THROUGH, UNDER AND
AGAINST THE ABOVE NAMED
DEFENDANTS) WHO ARE NOT
KNOWN TO BE DEAD OR ALIVE,
WHETHER SAID UNKNOWN
PARTIES MAY CLAIM AN INTER-
EST AS SPOUSES, HEIRS, DE-
VISEES, GRANTEES, OR
OTHER CLAIMANTS,
DEFENDANTS.
NO. 05-CA-596
AMENDED NOTICE OF SALE
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN
pursuant to an Order Reschedul-
ing Foreclosure Sale dated No-
vember 18, 2005, entered in Civil
Case No. 05-CA-596 of the Circuit
Court of the 10TH Judicial Circuit
in and for POLK County, Florida,
wherein HOMEAMERICAN
CREDIT, INC. D/B/A UPLAND


ALLY AND AS SOLE HEIR AND
AS PERSONAL REPRESENTA-
TIVE OF THE ESTATE OF
ALICIA BURGOS, DECEASED
are defendantss, I will sell to the
highest and best bidder for cash,
AT THE EAST END OF THE
EAST CORRIDOR, FIRST
FLOOR, POLK COUNTY COURT-
HOUSE, 255 NORTH BROAD-
WAY AVENUE, BARTOW, FLOR-
IDA, AT 9:00 AM, MAIN EN-
TRANCE IS ON CHURCH
STREET, NO ENTRY AVAILABLE
ON BROADWAY AVE. at 9:00
a.m. December 15, 2005, the fol-
lowing described property as set
forth in said Final Judgment, to-
wit:
PARCEL ONE: LOT 45 THAT
PART OF TRACT 14 IN THE
SOUTHEAST QUARTER OF
SECTION 30, TOWNSHIP 26
SOUTH, RANGE 27 EAST,
POLK COUNTY, FLORIDA,
SHOWN ON THE PLAT OF
THE FLORIDA DEVELOP-
MENT COMPANY SUBDIVI-
SION, RECORDED IN PLAT
BOOK 3, PAGES 60
THROUGH 63 OF THE PUB-
LIC RECORDS OF POLK
COUNTY, FLORIDA, DE-
SCRIBED AS: COMMENCE


AT THE SOUTHEAST COR-
NER OF THE NORTHWEST
QUARTER OF THE SOUTH-
EAST QUARTER OF SEC-
TION 30 AND RUN NORTH
00 DEGREES 02 MINUTES
57 SECONDS EAST 1500
FEET TO THE NORTH
RIGHT OF WAY LINE OF
SAND HILL ROAD; THENCE
SOUTH 89 DEGREES 10
MINUTES 51 SECONDS
WEST AI.ONG SAID RIGHT
OF WAY LINE 389.55 FEET
TO THE POINT OF BEGIN-
NING; THENCE CONTINUE
SOUTH 89 DEGREES 10
MINUTES 51 SECONDS
WEST, 112.62 FEET
THENCE NORTH 00 DE-
GREES 02 MINUTES 51
SECONDS EAST, 354.21


5B


FEET: I HENCE SOUTH 88
DEGREES 13 MINiUTFS 09
SECONDS EAST 72
FEET THENCE NC!-iiH
Dl'IREES 02 MIU'llJTL
SECONDS EAS1 I 1 0
FEL.j, HENCE NORirH 89
DEGREES 10 MINUTES 51
SECONDS EAST, 40 51
FEET; THENCE SOUTH 00
DEGREES 02 MINUTES 57
SECONDS WEST, 364 ;5
FEET TO THE POINT OF L. -
GINNING.
TOGETHER WIT1H PARCEL
TWO:
LOT 4, TIERRA DEL SOL,
UNIT II, FIRST ADDITION,
ACCORDING TO THE PLAT
THEREOF AS RECORDED IN
PLAT BOOK 4, PAGE 83, OF
THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF
POLK COUNTY, FLORIDA.
All sales are to be held at the east
end of the east corridor, first floor,
of the Polk County Courthouse lo-
cated at 255 North Broadway Ave-
nue, Bartow, Florida. Please note
that the main entrance is located
on Church Street. No entry is pos-
sible from Broadway Avenue. In
the event any temporary change is
necessary, the Clerk will post a "
Notice of Change" at the sale loca-
tion directing the bidders to the
temporary sale location.
If you are a person with a disability
who needs any accommodation in
order to participate in this pro-
ceeding, you are entitled, at no
cost to you, to the provision of cer-
tain assistance. Please contact the
Office of the Court Administrator,
(863) 534-4690. within two (2)
working days of your receipt of this
notice; if you are hearing or voice
impaired, call (TDD) (863) 534-
7777, or Florida Relay Service
711.
DATED at BARTOW this 22nd
day of November, 2005.
RICHARD M. WEISS
CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT
COURT
POLK County, Florida
By: /s/ Lori Armijo
Deputy Clerk
(Court Seal)
Dec. 1, 8, 2005-3768




POLK COUNTY DEMOCRAT
#2006-0058
SALE DATE: 1/1 2/2006
NOTICE OF APPLICATION
FOR TAX DEED
(CHAPTER 197.512 -
FLORIDA STATUTES)
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT
MTAG CUST FOR PALISADES
ASSET MANAGEMENT LLC
the holder of the following cer-
tificate-, 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.
10597
YEARS OF ISSUANCE
5/30/2003
DESCRIPTION OF PROP-
ERTY:
BEG 7 CH 12 FT W OF NE
COR OF SW 1/4 OF SW
1/4 RUN S 4 CH 51 FT E
TO HY 17 N TO 40 LINE
W TO BEG LESS R/W FOR
HWY 17
Section 33, Township
32, Range 25
PROPERTY ID NUMBER:
33-32-25-000000-
044010
Name in which assessed: CON-
SUELO ZEPEDA
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 January
which is the 1 2th day of Janu-
ary. 2006 beginning at 8:30
A.M. with lunch recess at Noon,
until completion; and, if neces-
sary, continue on a day to day
basis under the same condi-
tions as the first sale day, dur-
ing the regular hours of the
Clerk's Office until completion.
IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE
AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES
ACT, PERSONS WITH DISABILI-
TIES NEEDING A SPECIAL AC-
COMMODATION TO REVIEW
TAX DEED SALES SHOULD CON-
TACT: CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT
COURT, ATTN: TAX DEED DEPT,
255 N. BROADWAY, BARTOW,
FLORIDA 33830-9000 TELE-
PHONE (863) 534-4528 OR
534-4529.
DATED this 12/1/2005.
RICHARD M. WEISS,
CLERK OF CIRCUIT COURT
POLK COUNTY, FLORIDA
By: MARY ANN PETROVICH
Dec. 8,15, 22, 29, F2005-3853




CITY OF BARTOW
BID NOTICE
Notice is hereby given that sealed
bids in triplicate, as listed below
shall be received by the City of
Bartow, 505 North Mill Avenue,
Bartow, Florida 33830, up to 10:00
a.m. January 26. 2006 to be
opened thereafter and publicly
read in the Conference Room of
the Purchasing Agent, 505 North
Mill Avenue, Bartow, Florida at
10:00 a.m. on Januarvr26 2005.
Bids shall be submitted to the City
of Bartow, Attention Purchasing
Department at 505 North Mill Ave-
nue, Bartow, Florida 33830.
All bids must be securely sealed in


an envelope and clearly marked
on the outside with the date, time
and name of bid. Detailed specifi-
cations and information may be
obtained from the Purchasing De-
partment at 863-534-0133.
The City of Bartow reserves the
right to reject any or all bids in
whole or part and/or to accept or
reject any items in the bid and
waive any informalities.
The City of Bartow will not be re-
sponsible for bids opened before
the specified time due to enve-
lopes that are not properly ad-
dressed and/or unmarked as in-
structed in this notice.
Annual Requirements for Resur-
facing and Milling
Per specifications
FOB Bartow, FL
Dec. 8, 15. 2005-3877










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(863) 533-4119


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CITY OF BARTOW
BID NOTICE
Notice is hereby given that sealed
bids in triplicate, as listed below
shall be received by the City of
Bartow, 505 North Mill Avenue,
Bartow, Florida 33830, up to 10:00
a.m. January 26. 2006 to be
opened thereafter and publicly
read in the Conference Room of
the Purchasing Agent, 505 North
Mill Avenue, Bartow, Florida at
10:00 a.m. on January 26. 2005.
Bids shall be submitted to the City
of' Bartow, Attention Purchasing
Department at 505 North Mill Ave-
nue, Bartow, Florida 33830.
All bids must be securely sealed in
an envelope and clearly marked
on the outside with the date, time
and name of bid. Detailed specifi-
cations and information may be
obtained from the Purchasing De-
partment at 863-534-0133.
The City of Bartow reserves the
right to reject any or all bids in
whole or part and/or to accept or
reject any items in the bid and
waive any informalities.
The City of Bartow will not be re-
sponsible for bids opened before
the specified time due to enve-
lopes that are not properly ad-
dressed and/or unmarked as in-
structed in this notice.
Annual Requirements for Pav-
ing Material
Per specifications
FOB Bartow, FL
Dec. 8, 15, 2005-3876


"Grant'
\' l\ yourself a
little extra
cash. Sell
it isn a f
classified.


CITY OF BARTOW
BID NOTICE
Notice is hereby given that sealed
bids in triplicate, as listed below
shall be received by the City of
Bartow, 505 North Mill Avenue,
Bartow, Florida 33830, up to 10:00
a.m. January 26, 2006 to be
opened thereafter and publicly
read in the Conference Room of
the Purchasing Agent, 505 North
Mill Avenue, Bartow, Florida at
10:00 a.m. on January 26. 2005.
Bids shall be submitted to the City
of Bartow, Attention Purchasing
Department at 505 North Mill Ave-
nue, Bartow, Florida 33830.
All bids must be securely.sealed in
an envelope and clearly marked
on the outside with the date, time
and name of bid. Detailed specifi-
cations and information may be
obtained from the Purchasing De-,
partment at 863-534-0133.
The City of Bartow reserves the
right to reject any or all bids in
whole or part and/or to accept or
reject any items in the bid and
waive any informalities.
The City of Bartow will not be re-
sponsible for bids opened before
the specified time due to enve-
lopes that are not properly ad-
dressed and/or unmarked as in-
structed in this notice.
Annual Requirements for Car-
bon Dioxide
Per specifications
FOB Bartow, FL
Dec. 8, 15, 2005-3873


Get a
"Cool Edge"
on the
competition.


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,
December 19, 2005 at 6:30 p.m. in the City Commission Chambers of
Bartow City Hall located at 450 N. Wilson Avenue to consider the final
reading of the following ordinances:
ORDINANCE NO. 2005-77
AN ORDINANCE ANNEXING UPON THE PETITION OF THE OWNER
THEREOF APPROXIMATELY 0.39 ACRES LOCATED IN SECTION 32,
TOWNSHIP 29 SOUTH, RANGE 25 EAST, POLK COUNTY, FLORIDA
ORDINANCE NO. 2005-78
AN ORDINANCE AMENDING THE FUTURE LAND USE MAP OF THE
..COMPREHENSIVE PLAN OF THE CITY OF BARTOW, FLORIDA, SAID
AMENDMENT BEING KNOWN AS "AMENDMENT #CPA-05-23-SS";
SPECIFICALLY ASSIGNING LAND USE TO A RECENTLY ANNEXED
PARCEL OWNED BY MILLARD S. TOWNLEY
ORDINANCE NO. 2005-79
AN ORDINANCE AMENDING THE ZONING MAP OF THE CITY OF
BARTOW, FLORIDA, BY ZONING APPROXIMATELY 0.39 ACRES OF
RECENTLY ANNEXED LAND AS C-2, "COMMUNITY COMMERCIAL"
AND REZONING 4.41 ACRES OF LAND FROM C-3, "HIGHWAY COM-
MERCIAL" TO C-2 "COMMUNITY COMMERCIAL"; ALL OWNED BY
MILLARD D. TOWNLEY AN LOCATED IN SECTION 32, TOWNSHIP 29
SOUTH, RANGE 25 EAST, POLK COUNTY, FLORIDA.
The proposed ordinances are available in the office of the City Clerk in
the City Hall complex. Interested parties may examine them there or ap-
pear at the meeting and be heard with respect to the proposed ordi-
nances.
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 eany 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
Dec. 8, 2005-3867


NOTICE OF
ENACTMENT
The following ordinances were adopted and passed in law on Decem-
ber 5, 2005 at a regular meeting of the City Commission of the City of
Bartow. Copies of this ordinances is on file in the office of the City Clerk
at 450 N. Wilson Avenue and available for inspection Monday-Friday,
8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
ORDINANCE NO. 2005-75
AN ORDINANCE AMENDING SECTION 78-52(b) OF THE CODE OF
ORDINANCES OF THE CITY OF BARTOW TO AUTHORIZE THE CITY
MANAGER UNDER CERTAIN CONDITIONS TO REQUIRE ADDI-
TIONAL DEPOSITS OR AN INCREASE IN THE AMOUNT OF SURETY
BOND POSTED FOR WATER SERVICE
ORDINANCE NO. 2005-76
AN ORDINANCE AMENDING SECTION 78-152(a)(1) OF THE CODE
OF ORDINANCES OF THE CITY OF BARTOW TO AUTHORIZE THE
CITY MANAGER UNDER CERTAIN CONDITIONS TO REQUIRE ADDI-
TIONAL DEPOSITS OR AN INCREASE IN THE AMOUNT OF SURETY
BOND POSTED FOR ELECTRIC SERVICE
Please be advised that if you desire to appeal from any decisions made
as a result of the above hearing or meeting, you will need a record of the
proceedings and in some cases a verbatim record is required. You must
make your own arrangements to produce this record. (Florida Statute
286.0105.)
If you are a person with disabilities who needs any accommodation in
order to participate in this proceeding, you are entitled at no cost to
you, to the provision of certain assistance. Please contact City Clerk
Linda Culpepper at 450 N. Wilson Avenue, P.O. Box 1069, Bartow,
Florida 33831-1069 or phone (863) 534-0100, within two (2) working
days of your receipt of this meeting notification; if you are hearing or
voice impaired, call 1-800-955-8771.
LINDA R. CULPEPPER
CITY CLERK
Dec. 8, 2005-3868



NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARINGS
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that THE SCHOOL BOARD OF POLK
COUNTY, FLORIDA, announces a public hearing to which all persons
are invited.
DATE AND TIME:
January 10, 2006
eRegular School Board Meeting- 5:00 p.m.
*Public Hearing on Rezoning- to begin no earlier
than 5:30 p.m.
PURPOSE: To discuss rezoning in the Haines City
area to impact the following schools: Eastside Ele-
mentary, Sandhill Elementary.
*Public Hearing on Changes to the Policy Manual-
immediately following Rezoning Public Hearing.
PURPOSE: To consider the Policy Committee's rec-
ommended changes to the following policies:
Proposed Policy Changes:
6Gx53-/1.006- Educational Equity Harassment
6Gx53-/1.014- Jessica Lunsford Act (New)
6Gx53-/3.001- Employment Procedures
6Gx53-/4.009- Testing and Evaluation
6Gx53-/9.002-Web Page
6Gx53-/9.003- Electronic Mail
PLACE: Haines City High School, 2800 Hornet
Drive, Haines City, FL
A copy of the agendas may be obtained by writing to JoAnne Clanton
in the Superintendent's Office at The School Board of Polk County, P.O.
Box 391, Bartow, FL 33831 or by calling 863-534-0521.
Pursuant to the provisions of the Americans with Disabilities Act, any
person requiring special accommodations to participate in this meeting is
asked to advise the agency at least 48 hours before the meeting by con-
tacting Patricia Hunter at 863-534-0513. If you are hearing or speech im-
paired, please contact the agency by calling Florida Relay Service at 1-
800-955-8771.
Dated: December 6, 2005.
THE SCHOOL BOARD OF POLK COUNTY, FLORIDA
By Hazel Sellers, Chairman
Attest Gail F. McKinzie, Secretary
(Seal)
Dec. 8, 2005-3872


WITNESS my hand and Seal of
this Court on December 5 2005
RICHARD M. WEISS
Clerk of Circuit Court
By /s/ Mary Ann Ray
As Deputy Clerk
(Seal)
Dec. 8, 15, 2005-3863


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT
TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT
POLK COUNTY, FLORIDA
PROBATE DIVISION
IN RE: ESTATE OF
AUDREY DIXON,
DECEASED.
FILE NO.:
04CP-2941
NOTICE TO CREDITORS
AND
NOTICE OF
ADMINISTRATION
(Intestate)
The administration of the Es-
tate of AUDREY DIXON, de-
ceased, File Number 04CP-
2941, is pending in the Circuit
Court for Polk County, Florida,
Probate Division, the address of
which is P.O. Box 9000, Drawer
CC-4, Bartow, Florida 33830.
The name and address of the
Personal Representative and
the Personal Representative's
attorney are set forth below.
ALL INTERESTED PER-
SONS ARE NOTIFIED
THAT:
All persons on whom a copy
this Notice is served who have
objections that challenge the
validity of the personal repre-
sentative, venue, or jurisdiction
of this Court are required to file
their objections with this Court
WITHIN THE LATE 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, 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 PUBLICA-
TION OF THIS NOTICE OR
THIRTY DAYS AFTER THE DATE
OF SERVICE OF A COPY OF THIS
NOTICE ON THEM.
All other creditors of the de-
cedent and other persons hav-
ing claims or demands against
the decedent's estate, must
file their claims with this court
WITHIN THREE MONTHS AFTER
THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLI-
CATION OF THIS NOTICE.
ALL OBJECTIONS NOT
SO FILED WILL BE FOR-
EVER .BARRED.
The date of the first publica-
tion of this Notice is December
Personal Representative:
SARAH LUSTER, PETI-
TIONER
1 570 Sailpoint Drive
Bartow, FL 33830
DAVID R. CARMICHAEL
FLORIDA BAR NUMBER 18309
4602 Highlands Place Dr.
Board Certified Criminal Trial At-
torney
310 East Main Street
Post Office Box 50
Bartow, FL 33831
(863) 603-9335
Dec. 8, 15, 2005-3861



IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN
AND FOR POLK COUNTY,
FLORIDA
THE GRADY TRUST #708, UTA
DATED OCTOBER 20, 2002,
Unitah Properties, Inc., Trustee,
Plaintiff,
v.
JUAN M. CABRERA, a single
man;. THE UNKNOWN SPOUSE
OF JUAN M. CABRERA; VICTO-
RIA R. AYALA, a single woman:
THE UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF
VICTORIA AYALA; CLERK OF
THE COURTS, POLK COUNTY,
FLORIDA; TENANT #1; TENANT
#2; AND ANY AND ALL UN-
KNOWN PARTIES CLAIMING BY,
THROUGH, AND UNDER, AND
AGAINST THE HEREIN-NAMED
DEFENDANTS WHO ARE NOT
KNOWN TO BE DEAD OR ALIVE,
WHETHER SAID UNKNOWN
PARTIES MAY CLAIM AN INTER-
EST AS SPOUSES, HEIRS, DEVI-
SEES, GRANTEES, OR OTHER
CLAIMANTS,
Defendants.
CASE NO.
53-2005-CA-004034-0000-00
SECTION 04
NOTICE OF ACTION
TO: Juan M. Cabrera, 1952 S.
Rifle Range Road, Winter Haven,
FL 33880*
Unknown Spouse of Juan M. Ca-
brera, 1952 S. Rifle Range
Road, Winter Haven, FL 33880*
Victoria R. Ayala, 708 Grady
Lane, Lakeland, FL 33811 *
Unknown spouse of Victoria R.
Ayala, 708 Grady Lane, Lake-
land, FL 33811*
*Current Address Unknown
YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an
action to foreclose a mortgage on
the following real property in Polk
County, Florida:
Lot 17; Block A, Skyline
Acres, according to the plat
thereof recorded in Plat
Book 40, Page 33 of the
Public Records of Polk
County, Florida.
has been filed against you
in the Circuit Court of the
Tenth Judicial Circuit in and
for Polk County, Florida, and
you are required to serve a
copy of your written de-
fenses to it, if aty, to:
GREGORY A. SANOBA, ES-
QUIRE
SANOBA & SANOBA, P.A.
114 East Edgewood Drive
Lakeland, Florida 33803-
401 5
on or before January 9 2006,
and file the original with the
Clerk of this Court either be-
fore service on Plaintiff's attor-
ney or immediately thereafter;
otherwise, a default will be en-
tered against you for the relief
demanded in the Complaint or
Petition.


lopes that are not properly ad-
dressed and/or unmarked as in-
structed in this notice.
Annual Requirements for Peb-
ble Lime
Per specifications
FOB Bartow, FL
Dec. 8, 15, 2005-3874


maim


S


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF
FLORIDA, IN AND FOR POLK
COUNTY
GENERAL JURISDICTION DIVI-
SION
MORTGAGE ELECTRONIC REGIS-
TRATION SYSTEMS, INC.,
Plaintiff,
vs.
DALE EDWARD MATTHEWS, et
al.,
Defendant (s).
CASE NO.
53-2005-CA-002889-0000-WH-
Div. 08
NOTICE OF ACTION
TO: DALE EDWARD MATTHEWS
Residence Unknown
PATSY DIANE MATTHEWS
Residence Unknown
If alive, and if dead, all parties
claiming interest by, through, un-
der or against DALE EDWARD
MATTHEWS AND/OR PATSY DI-
ANE MATTHEWS, and all parties
having or claiming to have any
right, title or interest in the prop-
erty herein described.
YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an ac-
tion for Foreclosure of Mortgage
on the following described prop-
erty:
LOT 1, A.D. ROGERS ADDI-
TION, FORT MEADE, FLOR-
IDA, ACCORDING TO THE
PLAT THEREOF RECORDED
IN PLAT BOOK 45, PAGE 39,
OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS
OF POLK COUNTY, FLOR-
IDA.
a/k/a 222 6th Street NE, Fort
Meade, Florida 33841.
has been filed against you and
you are required to serve a copy
of your written defenses, if any, to
it, on Stuart H. Gitlitz, Attorney for
Plaintiff, whose address is 9830
S.W. 77th Avenue, Second Floor,
Miami, Florida 33156, on or before
December 19 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.
WITNESS my hand and the
seal of this Court this 15th day of
November, 2005.
RICHARD M. WEISS
As Clerk of the Court
By: /s/ Tamika Joiner
As Deputy Clerk
(Court Seal)
Nov. 17, 24, Dec. 1, 8, 2005-3675




NOTICE OF
PUBLIC MEETINGS
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN
that THE SCHOOL BOARD OF
POLK COUNTY, FLORIDA, an-
nounces public meetings to which
all persons are invited.
DATE AND TIME:
January 10, 2006
-Work Session-12:30 p.m.
-School Board Meeting- 5:00
p.m.
-Public Hearing on Haines
City Rezoning- to begin no ear-
lier than 5:30 p.m.
-Public Hearing on Policy
Changes- immediately following
Rezoning Public Hearing
PLACE: Haines City High
School, 2800 Hornet Drive,
Haines City, FL
January 24, 2006
-Work Session- 8:30 a.m.
-School Board Meeting- 1:30
p.m.
PLACE: 1915 South Floral
Avenue, Bartow, FL 33830
PURPOSE: To conduct
School Board business.
A copy of the agendas may be
obtained by writing to Joanne
Clanton in the Superintendent's
Office at The School Board of Polk
County, P.O. Box 391, Bartow, FL
33831 or by calling 863-534-0521.
Pursuant to the provisions of
the Americans with Disabilities
Act, any person requiring special
accommodations to participate in
this meeting is asked to advise the
agency at least 48 hours before
the meeting by contacting Patricia
Hunter at 863-534-0513. If you are
hearing or speech impaired,
please contact the agency by call-
ing Florida Relay Service at 1-800-
955-8771.
Dated: December 6, 2005.
THE SCHOOL BOARD OF
POLK COUNTY, FLORIDA
By Hazel Sellers, Chairman
Attest Gail F. McKinzie,
Secretary
(Seal)
Dec. 8, 2005-3870



CITY OF BARTOW
BID NOTICE
Notice is hereby given that sealed
bids in triplicate, as listed below
shall be received by the City of
Bartow, 505 North Mill Avenue,
Bartow, Florida 33830, up to 10:00
a.m. January 26, 2006 to be
opened thereafter and publicly
read in the Conference Room of
the Purchasing Agent, 505 North
Mill Avenue, Bartow, Florida at
10:00 a.m. on January 26, 2005
Bids shall be submitted to the City
of Bartow, Attention Purchasing
Department at 505 North Mill Ave-
nue, Bartow, Florida 33830.
All bids must be securely sealed in
an envelope and clearly marked
on the outside with the date, time
and name of bid. Detailed specifi-
cations and information may be
obtained from the Purchasing De-
partment at 863-534-0133.
The City of Bartow reserves the
right to reject any or all bids in
whole or part and/or to accept or
reject any items in the bid and
waive any informalities.
The City of Bartow will not be re-
sponsible for bids opened before
the specified time due to enve-


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Democrat & Leader
Advertising pays
BIG Dividends


Notice of Change of Land Use

Public Hearing of the

City of Bartow City Commission
Bartow, Florida

"The City of Bartow Proposes to adopt the following by ordinance:

ORDINANCE NO. 2005-65 AN ORDINANCE AMENDING THE
FUTURE LAND USE MAP OF THE COMPREHENSIVE PLAN OF THE
CITY' OF BARTOW, FLORIDA; SAID AMENDMENT BEING KNOWN
AS "AMENDMENT #CPA-05-17-LS"; SPECIFICALLY, ASSIGNING
LAND USE TO A RECENTLY ANNEXED PARCEL OWNED BY
WILLIAM & CATHERINE LYLE; TRANSMITTING SAID
AMENDMENT TO THE FLORIDA DEPARTMENT OF COMMUNITY
AFFAIRS (DCA) FOR A FINDING OF COMPLIANCE; PROVIDING
FOR SEVERABILITY; AND PROVIDING FOR AN EFFECTIVE DATE
UPON FINAL PASSAGE.

A Public Hearing on the ordinance will be held at 6:30 p.m., or as
soon thereafter as possible, on Monday, December 19, 2005 at
Bartow City Hall, 450 N. Wilson Avenue, at which time the City
Commission will consider its adoption into law. The ordinance in
its entirety may be inspected at the office of the City Clerk during
regular office hours. All interested persons may appear at the
meeting and be heard with respect to the proposed ordinance.
The entire Eity limits are affected by this ordinance.

Notice is hereby given pursuant to Chapter 286.0105, Florida
Statutes, that if a person decides to appeal any decision made by
the Commission with respect to any matter considered at this
hearing, they will need a record of the proceeding and may need
to insure (at their expense) that a verbatim record thereof is
made."

Linda R. Culpepper, City Clerk
City of Bartow












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Dec. 8, 2005-3886



Notice of Change of Land Use

Public Hearing of the

City of Bartow City Commission
Bartow, Florida

"The City of Bartow Proposes to adopt the following by ordinance:

ORDINANCE NO. 2005-70 AN ORDINANCE AMENDING THE
FUTURE LAND USE MAP OF THE COMPREHENSIVE PLAN OF THE
CITY OF BARTOW, FLORIDA; SAID AMENDMENT BEING KNOWN
AS "AMENDMENT #CPA-05-21-LS"; SPECIFICALLY, ASSIGNING
LAND USE TO A RECENTLY ANNEXED PARCEL OWNED BY
BARTOW HOLDING COMPANY; TRANSMITTING SAID
AMENDMENT TO THE FLORIDA DEPARTMENT OF COMMUNITY
AFFAIRS (DCA) FOR A FINDING OF COMPLIANCE; PROVIDING
FOR SEVERABILITY; AND PROVIDING FOR AN EFFECTIVE DATE
UPON FINAL PASSAGE.

A Public Hearing on the ordinance will be held at 6:30 p.m., or as
soon thereafter as possible, on Monday, December 19, 2005 at
Bartow City Hall, 450 N. Wilson Avenue, at which time the City
Commission will consider its adoption into law. The ordinance in
its entirety may be inspected at the office of the City Clerk during
regular office hours. All interested persons may appear at the
meeting and be heard with respect to the proposed ordinance.
The entire city limits are affected by this ordinance.

Notice is hereby given pursuant to Chapter 286.0105, Florida
Statutes, that if a person decides to appeal any decision made by
the Commission with respect to any matter considered at this
hearing, they will need a record of the proceeding and may need
to insure (at their expense) that a verbatim record thereof is
made."

Linda R. Culpepper, City Clerk
City of Bartow


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The Polk County Democrat 533-4183 Fax: 533-0402 The Fort Meade Leader 285-8625 Fax: 285-7634


POLK COUNTY
BOARD OF COUNTY
COMMISSIONERS
POLK COUNTY, a political sub-
division of the State of Florida,
Petitioner,
vs.
APOLINAR CRUZ AND PABLO
CRUZ,
Respondent(s)J
COMPLAINT NO.
CE 05-0272 NT DM
NOTICE OF DEMOLITION
TO: APOLINAR CRUZ,
whose last known ad-
dress was POST OFFICE
BOX 1097, EAGLE LAKE,
FL 33839, PABLO CRUZ,
whose last known ad-
dress was POST OFFICE
BOX 1097, EAGLE LAKE,
FL 33839, FLA FOUR
LEGGED ADVOCATES,
INC., MORTGAGEE, C/O
KIMBERLY LOCKHART,
REGISTERED AGENT,
whose last known ad-
dress was 305 AVENUE
K, SOUTHEAST, WINTER
HAVEN, FL 33880,
his/her heirs, devisees, as-
signs, or successors in interest
to the below described property
RE: Structure(s) being situ-
ated on a parcel described as:
LOT 36, BLOCK B, PALMETTO
RIDGE ESTATES-PHASE ONE,
ACCORDING TO THE MAP OR
PLAT THEREOF AS RECORDED
IN PLAT BOOK 84, PAGE 36, OF
THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF POLK
COUNTY, FLORIDA. (313
RIDGEVIEW DRIVE, NORTH,
WINTER HAVEN, FL 33880 TAX
ID: 21-29-26-690503-
002360)
TAKE NOTICE that pursu-
ant to Polk County Ordinance
90-17, the Director of the Polk
County Building Division has de-
termined that the structures)
referenced above are dilapi-
dated structures) as defined in
the Ordinance. The struc-
ture(s) must be demol-
ished and the debris
must be removed to an
authorized landfill or
the structures) must
be substantially repaired
within thirty (30) days
after this notice has
been served. In order to
repair or demolish struc-
tures other than mobile
homes, you must first
obtain a building or
demolition permit from
the Building Depart-
ment.
If a building or demolition per-
mit is required, you are still
bound by the thirty (30) day
time period required herein.
Your time to demolish or repair is
not extended by the six (6) month
period allowed in the Building De-
partment permits for exercise of
said permits. You must call the
Community Development Spe-
cialist II when the structure has
been substantially repaired or
demolished,
If the dilapidated structures)
are not demolished or substan-
tially repaired as set Forth
above within thirty (30) days,
the structures) shall be demol-
ished by Polk County.
Should you fail to demolish or sub-
stantially repair the dilapidated
structures) within the 30 day time
period, please be advised that you
may wish to remove all personal
property and site improvements
from the subject property. The
cost of the demolition and re-
moval of debris shall be as-
sessed against the property
owners and imposed as a lien
against the real property. If not
satisfied, the lien may be fore-
closed after a period of two
years in the manner provided in
Chapter 173, Florida Statutes.
The thirty day time period may
be enlarged by the Demolition
Coordinator in writing for good
cause shown. In order to re-
ceive an extension of time, you
must contact the Building Divi-
sion Immediately upon receipt
of this Notice. A verbal exten-
sion of time is not sufficient to
enlarge the time period and will
not protect your rights.
Note: If Polk County, or a'vendor
under contract from Polk County,
demolishes above said property,
the demolition will include the re-
moval of all signs of human habi-
tation. This includes debris, trash (
excluding hazardous materials),
tires, building materials, septic
tanks, all structures, primary struc-
ture, sheds, garages, doghouses,
etc., slabs, footers, driveways (up
to the road), and all fences (except
those which divide the property
from an adjoining property). The
property will be brought to a rake-
site basis. If there are any ques-
tions as to what the demolition will
include, it is the owners responsi-
bility to contact the Demolition De-
partment for clarity.
Any questions regarding this No-
tice of Demolition may be directed
to the following:
Tanya' L. Tucker, Commu-.
nity Development Specialist
II
Housing and Neighborhood
Development Division
P.O. Box 9005, Drawer
HS04
Bartow, Florida 33831-
9005
(863) 534-5257
Dated this 9th day of December,
2005.
Tanya L. Tucker, Community
Development Specialist II
P.O. Box 9005, Drawer HS04
Bartow, Florida 33831-9005
(863) 534-5257
Dec. 8, 12, 2005-3904FR


POLK COUNTY
BOARD OF COUNTY
COMMISSIONERS
POLK COUNTY, a political sub-
division of the State of Florida,
Petitioner,
vs.
JAMES A. SMITH,
Respondent(s)J
COMPLAINT NO,
CE 04-4688 NT DM
NOTICE OF DEMOLITION
TO: JAMES A. SMITH,
whose last known ad-
dress was 14207
ROCKRIDGE ROAD, LAKE-
LAND, FL 33809,
his/her heirs, devisees, as-
signs, or successors in interest
to the below described property
RE: Structure(s) being situ-
ated on a parcel described as:
LOT 4 OF UNRECORDED ROB-
SON RANCHETTES RESUBDIVI-
SION, AND MORE PARTICU-
LARLY DESCRIBED AS FOL-
LOWS: COMMENCE AT THE
NORTHEAST CORNER OF SEC-
TION 7, TOWNSHIP 26 SOUTH,
RANGE 23 EAST, POLK
COUNTY, FLORIDA, AND RUN
SOUTH 00'15'76" EAST
ALONG LAND LINE 724.98
FEET; THENCE NORTH
52'53'44" WEST 796.27
FEET; THENCE SOUTH
38 '01'52" WEST 250.0 FEET
TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING;
CONTINUE THENCE SOUTH
52 '53'44" EAST 421.00 FEET;
THENCE SOUTH 38'01'52"
WEST 100.00 FEET; THENCE
NORTH 52'43'44" WEST
421.00 FEET; THENCE NORTH
38'07'52" EAST 100.00 FEET
TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING.
-AND
LOT 5 OF UNRECORDED ROB-
SON RANCHETTES RE-SUBDIVI-
SION, AND MORE PARTICU-
LARLY DESCRIBED AS FOL-
LOWS: COMMENCE AT THE
NORTHEAST CORNER OF SEC-
TION 7, TOWNSHIP 26 SOUTH,
RANGE 23 EAST, POLK
COUNTY, AND RUN' SOUTH
00' 15'16" EAST ALONG LAND
LINE 724.98 FEET; THENCE
NORTH 52'53'44" WEST
796.27 FEET; THENCE SOUTH
38 '07 '52" WEST 350.00 FEET
TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING;
THENCE SOUTH 52'53'44"
WEST 421.00 FEET; THENCE
SOUTH 38'01'52" WEST
89.80 FEET; THENCE NORTH
58'52'43" WEST 424.02
FEET; THENCE :NORTH
38 O1'52" EAST 134.01 FEET
TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING. (
14207 ROCKRIDGE ROAD,
LAKELAND, FL 33809 TAX ID:
01-26-23-.000000-01170)
TAKE NOTICE that pursu-
ant to Polk County Ordinance
90-17, the Director of the Polk
County Building Division has de-
termined that the structures)
referenced above are dilapi-
dated structures) as defined in
the Ordinance. The struc-
ture(s) must be demol-
ished and the debris
must be removed to an
authorized landfill or
the structures) must
be substantially repaired
within thirty (30) days
after this notice has
been served. In order to
repair or demolish struc-
tures other than mobile
homes, you must first
obtain a building or
demolition permit from
the Building Depart-
ment.
-If a building. or demolition per-
mit is required, you are still
bound by the thirty (30) day
time period required herein.
Your time to demolish or repair is
not extended by the six (6) month
period allowed in the Building De-
partment permits for exercise of
said permits. You must call the
Community Development Spe-
cialist II when the structure has
been substantially repaired or
demolished,
If the dilapidated structures)
are not demolished or substan-
tially repaired as set Forth
above within thirty (30) days,
the structures) shall be demol-
ished by Polk County.
Should you fail to demolish or sub-
stantially repair the dilapidated
structures) within the 30 day time
period, please be advised that you
may wish to remove all personal
property and site improvements
from the subject property. The
cost of the demolition and re-
moval of debris shall be as-,
sessed against the property
owners and imposed as a lien
against the real property. If not
satisfied, the lien may be fore-
closed .after a period of two
years in the manner provided in
Chapter 173, Florida Statutes.
The thirty day time period may'
be enlarged by the Demolition
Coordinator in writing for good
cause shown. In order to re-
ceive an extension of time, you
must contact the Building Divi-
sion immediately upon receipt
of this Notice. A verbal exten-
sion of time is not sufficient to
enlarge the time period and will
not protect your rights.
Note:.l If Polk County, or a vendor
under contract from Polk County,
demolishes above said property,
the demolition will include the re-
moval of all signs of human habi-
tation. This includes debris, trash (
excluding hazardous materials),
tires, building materials, septic
tanks, all structures, primary struc-
ture, sheds, garages, doghouses,
etc., slabs, footers, driveways (up
to the road), and all fences (except
those which divide the property
from an adjoining property). The
property will be brought to a rake-


site basis. If there are any ques-
tions as to what the demolition will
include, it is the owners responsi-
bility to contact the Demolition De-
partment for clarity.
Any questions regarding this No-
tice of Demolition may be directed
to the following:
Tanya L. Tucker, Commu-
nity Development Specialist
II
Housing and Neighborhood
Development Division
P.O. Box 9005, Drawer
HS04
Bartow, Florida 33831-
9005
(863) 534-5257
Dated this 9th day of December,
2005.
Tanya L. Tucker, Community
Development Specialist II
P.O. Box 9005, Drawer HS04
Bartow, Florida 33831-9005
(863) 534-5257
Dec. 8, 12, 2005-3905FR



IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF
FLORIDA IN AND FOR POLK
COUNTY
ABFF INTERNATIONAL, INC., a
Florida corporation,
Plaintiff,
and
DORIS JOHNSON, DOROTHY
TULLY, PATRICIA MATTHEWS,
WILHMENA ZACHERY, DONALD
ZANDERS, BERT NIXON, STATE
FARM MUTUAL AUTOMOBILE
INSURANCE COMPANY, a/b/o
James Plyler, STATE OF FLOR-
IDA and MAY NIXON ZANDERS,
Defendants.
CASE NO.
2005-CA-004411 Sec. 08
Division: Civil
NOTICE OF ACTION
TO: DORIS JOHNSON, DORO-
THY TULLY, PATRICIA MAT-
THEWS, WILHMENA ZACHERY,
DONALD ZANDERS, BERT
NIXON, STATE FARM MUTUAL
AUTOMOBILE INSURANCE
COMPANY, a/b/o James Plyler,
STATE OF FLORIDA and MAY
. NIXON ZANDERS, if alive, and if
dead, their unknown spouses, wid-
ows, widowers, heirs, devisees,
creditors, grantees, and all other
parties claiming by, through, under
or against them, and any and all
person claiming any right, title, in-
terest, claim, lien, estate or de-
mand against the Defendant in re-
gards to the following described
property in Polk County, Florida:
PARCEL 1: LOT(S) 36 AND 37
AND BEGIN AT THE SOUTH-
WEST CORNER OF LOT 36, IN
BLOCK "B", THENCE WEST 34
FEET; THENCE NORTH 117
FEET; THENCE EAST 34 FEET;
THENCE SOUTH 117 FEET TO
THE POINT OF BEGINNING, IN
BLOCK "B" OF PARKLAND AD-
DITION TO LAKELAND, POLK
COUNTY, FLORIDA, ACCORD-
ING TO THE PLAT THEREOF,
AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK
9, PAGE 6, PUBLIC RECORDS
OF POLK COUNTY, FLORIDA.
Notice is hereby given to each of
you that an action to quiet title to
the above described property has
been filed against you and you are
required to serve a copy of your
written defenses on Plaintiff's at-
torney, BILL MACFARLANE, P.A.,
P.O. BOX 101507, CAPE CORAL,
FL 33910, and file the original with
the Clerk of the Circuit Court, Polk
County, 255 North Broadway, Bar-
tow, Florida 33830, on or before
January 13, 2006, or otherwise a
default judgment will be entered
against you for the relief sought in
the Complaint.
THIS NOTICE will be published
once each week for four consecu-
tive weeks in a newspaper of gen-
eral circulation published in Polk
County, Florida.
DATED this 1st day of December,
2005.
RICHARD W. WEISS
Clerk of the Court
By: s/ TAMIKA JOINER
Deputy Clerk
(Court Seal)
Dec. 8, 15, 22, 29, 2005-3906

POLK COUNTY
BOARD OF COUNTY
COMMISSIONERS
POLK COUNTY, a political sub-
division of the State of Florida,
Petitioner,
vs.
KAI'S MOBILE HOME MOVING
& SET-UP, INC.,
Respondent(s)J
COMPLAINT NO.
CE 05-4304 NT DM
NOTICE OF DEMOLITION
TO: KAI'S MOBILE HOME
MOVING & SET-UP, INC.,
whose last known ad-
dress was POST OFFICE
BOX 584, EAGLE LAKE,
FL 33839, his/her heirs,
devisees, assigns, or succes-
sors in interest to the below de-
scribed property
RE: Structure(s) being situ-
ated on a parcel described as:
WAHNETA FARMS, ACCORDING
TO MAP OR PLAT THEREOF AS
RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 1,
PAGES 82A-82B, OF THE PUB-
SLIC RECORDS OF. POLK
COUNTY, FLORIDA; LOT 184,
EAST 303.67 FEET OF WEST
403.76 FEET OF NORTH 1/4.
PARCEL#
262917689500018402. RE:
124 5TH STREET, 126 5TH
STREET AND 128 5TH STREET.
(724 5TH STREET, WINTER HA-
VEN, FL 33880 TAX ID: 17-29-
26-689500-018402)
TAKE NOTICE that pursu-
ant to Polk County Ordinance
90-17, the Director of the Polk
County Building Division has de-


termined that the structures)
referenced above are dilapi-
dated structures) as defined in
the Ordinance. The struc-
ture(s) must be demol-
ished and the debris
must be removed to an
authorized landfill or
the structures) must
be substantially repaired
within thirty (30) days
after this notice has
been served. In order,, to
repair or demolish struc-
tures other than mobile
homes, you must first
obtain a building or
demolition permit from
the Building Depart-
ment.
If a building or demolition per-
mit Is required, you are still
bound by the thirty (30) day
time period required herein.
Your time to demolish or repair is
not extended by the six (6) month
period allowed in the Building De-
partment permits for exercise of
said permits. You must call the
Community Development Spe-
cialist II when the structure has
been substantially repaired or
demolished.
If the dilapidated structures)
are not demolished or substan-
tially repaired as set Forth
above within thirty (30) days,
the structures) shall be demol-
ished by Polk County.
Should you fail to demolish or sub-
stantially repair the .dilapidated
structures) within the 30 day time
period, please be advised that you
may wish to remove all personal
property and site improvements
from the subject property. The
cost of the demolition and re-
moval of debris shall be as-
sessed against the property
owners and imposed as a lien
against the real property. If not
satisfied, the lien may be fore-
closed after a period of two
years in the manner provided in
Chapter 173, Florida Statutes.
The thirty day time period may
be enlarged by the Demolition
Coordinator In writing for good
cause shown. In order to re-
ceive an extension of time, you
must contact the Building Divi-
sion immediately upon receipt
of this Notice. A verbal exten-
sion of time is not sufficient to
enlarge the time period and will
not protect your rights.
Note: If Polk County, or a vendor
under contract from Polk County,
demolishes above said property,
the demolition will include the re-
moval of all signs of human habi-
tation. This includes debris, trash (
excluding hazardous materials),
tires, building materials, septic
tanks, all structures, primary struc-
ture, sheds, garages, doghouses,
etc., slabs, footers, driveways (up
to the road), and all fences (except
those which divide the property
from an adjoining property). The
property will be brought to a'rake-
site basis. If there are any ques-
tions as to what the demolition will
include, it is the owners responsi-
bility to contact the Demolition De-
partment for clarity.
Any questions regarding this No-
tice of Demolition may be directed
to the following:
Tanya L. Tucker, Commu-
nity Development Specialist
II
Housing and Neighborhood
Development Division
P.O. Box 9005, Drawer
HS04
Bartow, Florida 33831-
9005
(863) 534-5257
Dated this 9th day of December,
2005.
Tanya L. Tucker, Community
Developrfent Specialist II
P.O. Box 9005, Drawer HS04
Bartow, Florida 33831-9005
(863) 534-5257
Dec. 8, 12, 2005-3900FR


SERVICES
BASS LAWN CARE
Free estimates given.
Commercial or Residential.
Call 533-2244.
Licensed and Insured.

BLOCKS, BRICK, concrete
and more. For all your mason-
ry needs. Call Robert Wor-
tham 863-581-6053.
CALVIN'S HAULING INC.
Topsoil, concrete wash, fill
dirt, also leveling with a trac-
tor. Call 533-1852 leave mes-
sage if no answer.
DALE BAILEY'S
Sod, mulch, fill dirt, grading,
irrigation supplies, landscap-
ing, free estimates, delivery
available. 2835 SR 60 E Bar-
tow. (863)533-0624.
FORT RENT-SANTA SUIT
$75 per time. Complete with
white hair, beard, black belt
and spats. 863-285-9052.
HAROLD'S HANDYMAN
SERVICE
Sub Contractor
Wide variety of general re-
pairs. Homes and Mobile
Homes. Reasonable Rates.
863-285-7556.
HIGH GAIT FARM
Horse boarding, training, les-
sons, dressage arena, round
pen, riding ring, concrete
barn. Ken Allen (863)537-
2720.


Public



Notices


your area read the
Democrat or Leader.


"HOLIDAY SPECIAL
$500 Off

Feline and Canine yearly vaccine packages
Accepting New Patients
Bartow Animal Care Hospital
775 W. Main Street
Bartow, FL 33830 I
I. 863-533-4402 I
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SERVICES

PHOTOGRAPHY. WE do
weddings and more! Call
Creech Photography at 533-
5676.
POLK PAINTING, interior, ex-
terior, free -estimates, li-
censed. Mike Thomas at 863-
412-9169.
PORTRAIT AND wedding
photography. Children, fami-
lies, pets, in-home sittings.
Jack Littlefield, Photographic
Memories. 533-9064.
WILL CLEAN houses and run
errands. References availa-
ble, 258-8838.
AIRBORNE TREE SERVICE
Complete tree service availa-
ble. 'Licensed and Insured.
'Free Estimates. Senior and
Military discounts. 863-370-
0221.


GARAGE SALE

ESTATE SALE
SATURDAY ONLY
7 A.M. -5 P.M.
EVERYTHING MUST GO!
Necchi sewing machine
w/cabinet like new, Ken-
more stacker washer & dry-
er, wheelchair, walker, potty
chair ( handicap items ),
double and single beds,
dressers, living room furni-
ture, jewelry.
No Reasonable offer re-
fused. 595 Searcy Avenue
N. Apt. B, Bartow.

FRIDAY 9TH, Saturday 10,
8:00 a.m.-3 p.m. 2249 Hwy 17
S. (Bartow Road South) Large
Sale. Something for everyone.

FRIDAY, SATURDAY, Sun-
day, 7:00-? 1845 E. Valencia
Drive. 3 family sale. Furniture,
toys, college refrigerator,
small appliances, clothes,
what-knots, miscellaneous.
MULTIFAMILY, SATURDAY,
Dec. 10th and Saturday Dec.
17. 402 East Broadway, Fort
Meade. Clothes, furniture,
frig., much miscellaneous.
SATURDAY 10TH, 7:00-
12:00. 810 Susan Place
(Square Lake). Christmas
items, household, jewelry,
miscellaneous.
SATURDAY 10TH, 7:00-1:00
6744 Hartsworth Drive ( off
Crews Lake Drive). Some
new stuff and miscellaneous.
SATURDAY 10TH, 7:00-?
936 Hankin Road. Lot of
men's stuff, antique glass-
ware, movies. 5 miles east on
Hwy 60.
SATURDAY 8:00-? 1780 Sun-
rise Drive, Bartow. Big 2 Fam-
ily Sale. Numerous miscella-
neous items, furniture, key-
board with metal stand.
SATURDAY, 7:00-1:00. 780
W. Davidson Street, # 34.
Lots of stuff.
SATURDAY, 8-? 1510 Laurel
Meadows Drive, Bartow. 2
family sale. Microwave, pic-
tures, furniture, stuffed ani-
mals, antique and more.
SATURDAY, 8:00- A Little Bit
of Everything. Lots of furni-
ture. 875 E. Hooker Street,
Bartow.
SATURDAY, 9:00-A.M. 1320
Meadows Pond Drive, Bartow,
corner Clower 555. Dinette
set, Hutch, washer/dryer, red
metal bunk bed, exercise
equipment, small appliances,
dishes, knick-knacks, some
clothes.
114 2ND Street NE, Fort
Meade. Saturday, Dec. 10, 8
a.m. Lots of baby items, mis-
cellaneous.

1410 GEORGIA Street East,
Bartow, Multi Family. Satur-
day 11th, 8:00-2:00. Lots of
Crystal, dishes, furniture,
household items, miscellane-
ous.
4104 APRIL Street N @
Crews Lake Road. Saturday,
7:00-2:00. Lots of Christmas
items.
516 NORTH French, Fort
Meade. Friday, Dec. 9, Sat.
10, 8 a.m. Three Family. Fur-
niture, bedding, household,
horse tack, antiques, crafts.
BARTOW CITYWIDE YARD
SALE/ANTIQUE FAIR. Set up
tables or sell from the car. No
charge for participants. Satur-
day, Dec. 10th, 8 a.m.-3 p.m.
Yard Sale in Downtown Bar-
tow (Oaks Parking Lot). Anti-
que Fair in Downtown Bartow
on Main Street. For more in-
formation call 519-0508 or
661-3945.
SATURDAY, DEC. 10, 1550
McLeod.

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please visit our website at
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the "Notice of Bids" link under
"Doing Business" for a list of
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Monday-Friday.
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$89,900. Call 533-8538.

HORSE
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PETS FOR SALE
ALEXANDRINE PARAKEET
green w/red & black rings. 6
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WANTED
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likes to go bowling, out to eat,
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APARTMENT
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COLONIAL SQUARE Apart-
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bedroom. Starting at $465.
Water, sewer, garbage includ-
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COUNTRY LIVING, single
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left. Call 863-534-3243. Bear-
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all utilities included, swimming
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HOUSE
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ral heat/air, living room,
dining room, large kitchen,
fenced yard and screened
room. Water included $595
month. CALL T. R. TUCKER,
INC. (863)665-6846.

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one bedroom house on Bar-
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mail to melisse.bryant@ cap-
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33830.
PART-TIME SCOREKEEPER
needed for local motor cross
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By PEGGY KEHOE
Managing Editor

Cocktail parties have never
gone out of style, but. a new gen-
eration is putting a twist on 'the
old fashioned, and the old-fash-
ioned cocktail party.
Two sisters from Bartow
turned their childhood memories
and their adult parties into a new
book, "Cocktail Parties, Straight
Up!" Lauren Purcell and Anne
Purcell Griasinger, daughters of
Michele Purcell and the late John
Purcell, now live in New York
City.
Both graduates of Bartow High
School, Lauren and Anne moved
to New York City in 1993. Lauren
is deputy editor at Self magazine,
where she oversees lifestyle cov-
erage. Anne is a senior consultant
at J.P. Morgan Chase.
Remembering the parties their
parents threw (and the young sis-
ters spied on), the two wanted to
host their own parties, inviting
their separate groups of friends.
"We had such different groups
of friends," Anne said, "so we.
started to think about how they
could meet."
Their first party was for
Lauren's birthday, a wine-tasting
which inspired a book chapter, "A
Wine-Tasting Party Even Beer-
Drinkers Will Love."
One mark of a successful party
is the mingling between different
groups of people. "It's neat to
meet people out of your world,"
Lauren said.
To help the mingling along, the
sisters came up with conversation
kick-starters, which are included
in the book. Sensitive to anything
corny or embarrassing, they .don't
advocate typical ice breakers that
have guests making presenta-
tions to the entire party Instead,.
the idea- are gentle nudges to
start conversations between
strangers and the barely-
acquainted.
At their first book-signing, a
cocktail party at Mayme and
Richard Clark's home in Bartow,
the theme was "Any Excuse to
Celebrate." Hostesses Carolyn
Simpson, Mayme Clark, Mary
Ann Pipping, Michele Purcell and


Trish Pfeiffer offered guests paper
"ribbons" to write down their rea-
sons for celebrating. Guests
looped the ribbons around the
stems of their glasses, giving
everyone an instant reason to
talk to each other.
Excuses for celebrating ranged
from not having to babysit to find-
ing a home for an abandoned baby
possum.
While this "welcome home"
party was a hit with guests, the
sisters didn't find their first party
such a success, with people most-
ly talking to the guests they
already knew. Lauren and Anne
began searching bookshelves for
entertaining advice and found
little that was helpful. The pub-
lished advice seemed either too
elaborate for busy career women
or too vague to be much good.
When Lauren and Anne first
began having parties together at
their apartments, they discovered
that it wasn't really done. Most
people usually rented a bar, and
found the idea of hosting a party
at home curious and mysterious.
-There seemed to be a need for an
easy-to-understand guide for
party-giving.
In 2001 they had their first
meeting to discuss the book and
create a proposal to get an agent.
Using good business sense, they
researched the target market arnd
sent out their proposal. It took
about a year to get an agent, and
fortunately publisher John Wiley
& Sons, Inc., was making a foray
into cookbooks, having published
Mark Bittman's "How to Cook
Everything." The Pu i'elil sisters'
book was published this year.
While "Cucktail Parties.
Straight Up!" has recipe? for
drinks and easy hors d'oeuvt-re. for
each of 12 party themes-, jul., as
important (or maybe more' is
their sound advice on prepara-
tion, number of g-ues (25, plas or
minus 10 at the must., h,:,%\ much
food and drink, atmosphere, and
when to hire outside help.
The sisters "Rule of Five" says
offer guests one heavy hors d'oeu-
vre, one heavy or medium, one
medium and one light, as well as
one bowl food. Included in the
book is the "Hors D'oeuvres


Estimator" and the "Liquor
Calculator" to avoid stressing out
over having enough food and
drink.'
One of their best ideas is the
"6;30 friend," someonethe hostess
can count on to come early and
help % ith last minute details, like
lighting the candles, squeezing
s-ome lme juiIo'., and generally
keeping the hostess sane.
"Cocktail Parties, Straight
Up!" is receiving coverage in sev-
eral major magazines,, such: As
Glamour, Self and Budget Living.
The book is written in a friend-
ly, non-condescending manner
( infike some entertaining; and
cooking books), and takes into
account budgets, careers and
other perceived roadblocks to
"entertaining with style."
Recipes in the book were tested-
not only by Lauren and Anne, but
by their mother and friends in
New York and Florida. These
recipes are for "real people," the
girls say. The best thing is they
taste good, too.
"Cocktail Parties, Straight
Up!" is available at amazon.com,
priced at $11.53 (list price is
$16.95). More information and
advice, and an e-mail newsletter,
is available at www.purcellsis-
ters.com.
Here are three recipes from the
Purcell sisters to whet your
appetite for holiday or any day
- entertaining:

Artichoke and Green
Olive Dip
Makes about 3 cups of dip.
Both of us love artichokes -
steamed -and eaten with melted
butter, chilled and dipped in
lemon mayonnaise, or blended
with all manner of other ingredi-
ents for delicious dips. This dip
has an unusual flavor and a beau-
tiful pale green color.
2 (14.5 oz.) cans whole arti-
choke hearts
1/2 cup extra-virgin olive oil
2 tsp. fresh lemon juice
2 garlic cloves, minced
1 cup pitted green olives, finely
chopped
Pepper
1/4 cup finely chopped fresh
parsley
Drain the artichoke hearts and
rinse them in cool water. Pat
them dry with paper towels and
place- them in a food processor
with the olive oil, lemon juice, and
garlic. Puree until smooth, 2 to 3
minutes. Transfer the puree to a
bowl and stir in the green olives.
Add pepper to taste (the dip
should already be pretty salty
from the green olives). Chill for at
least 2 hours. Before serving, stir
in the chopped parsley.
Low effort: Serve with crack-
ers, breadsticks, or corn chips.
Mo' effort: Serve with' toasted
pita triangles and endive leaves.
Make-ahead factor: The dip
can be made up to 2 days ahead
and kept covered and refrigerat-
ed.


Wild Mushroom Tartlets
Makes 48 tartlets
These impressive-looking
tartlets are a cinch to make and
they fly off the tray as fast as you
can serve them. Even Lauren,
who's a lifelong mushroom
avoider, can't resist them. Don't
be put off by the idea of making
your own tart crusts. This dough
is extremely easy to work with
and no kneading or rolling out is
required.


by Peggy Kehoe

& Dawn Wade


Sisters Lauren Purcell (left) and Anne Purcell Grissinger held their
first book-signing for their first book at a cocktail party held at
Mayme and Richard Clark's home. "Cocktail Parties, Straight Up!"
gives advice on entertaining, along with recipes and conversation
starters. (Staff photos by Peggy Kehoe)


For the crust:
8 ounces cheese, softened
4 tbsp. (1/2 stick) butter, soft-
ened
1-1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1/4 tsp. salt
For the filling:
2 tbsp. butter
16 oz. mixed wild mushrooms
(roughly 7 cups), finely chopped*
1 cup chopped scallions (white
and pale green parts)
4 tbsp. Balsamic vinegar
2 eggs, lightly beaten
2 tsp. all-purpose flour
1/2 tsp. dried thyme
1/4 tsp. salt
1/2 cup shredded Swiss cheese
1/4 cup grated Parmesan
cheese
Prepare the crust: Beat the
cream cheese and butter with an
electric mixer until smooth. Add
the flour and salt and mix until
well blended. Form the mixture
into a ball, cover, and chill for 1
hour or overnight.
Preheat oven to 375 degrees F.
Prepare the filling: In a large
saucepan, melt the butter over
medium heat. Add, the nimuh-
rooms and scallions, and cook
until the :nLu h r,.:,mn's a re.tender, 5
to 10 -minut.es. Drain off any
excess liquid, then add the bal-
samic vinegar and stir thorough-
ly. Cook for 1 more mii .it-t. Let
the mixture c,.',I lightly ,
In a large bowl, mix the eggs,
flour, thyme 'and salt with a
spoon. Stir Ihe che,-ese into the
egg mixture, "then stir in the
mushrooms.. '!' ..
Divide the, lhilled dough into
48 pieces. Press each piece into
the cup of an ungreased minia-
ture muffin tin so. it covers the
bottom and the sides. This 'does
not have to be a precise operation


- the dough puffs a bit when
baked and is surprisingly sturdy,
so don't worry if there are thin
spots when you press it into the
muffin cups. Spoon the mush-
room mixture into the cups so it's
level with the top of each cup.
Bake until the tart crusts are
puffed and golden brown, 15 to 20
minutes.
Make-ahead factor: The dough
can be made up to 2 days ahead
and kept covered and refrigerat-
ed. The cooked tartlets can be
refrigerated for 1 day or frozen for
up to 2 weeks. Warm them in a
300 degree oven for 10 to 15 min-
utes if tarts were refrigerated; 20
to 25 if frozen.
*We use cremini, white, shi-
itake, and portobello mushrooms,
but if all you can find are white,
these tartlets will still be deli-
cious. Remember with shiitakes
to remove the tough stems before
you chop them.


Cocktails for "Any Excuse to
Celebrate!" are, of course, made
with champagne. Little cards
with 'bhe namneof the drink and
directions allow guests to mix
their own. ..
To make one drink of:
Nelson's Blood
1/2 ounce tawny port
Champagne .
Pour the port into a
Ch::impaTie flute and top with
Champagne.
S: French 75
1l/2 oz. giri
1 '2' oz. fresh lemon juice
i'2 tsp. superfine sugar
Champagne
Pour the gin and, lemon juice
into a Champagne flute and stir
in the superfine sugar until dis-
solved 'one of those disposable
wooden chopsticks you get. with
.Chinese takeout works great for
this). Top off with Champagne.


Holidays are a natural time
for entertaining, but you don't
need a reason to party, any
excuse will work.
Parties don't have to be large
affairs, either. To avoid doing all
the work yourself, try partnering
with a friend or family member.
These recipes will give you
some ideas for your party or to
take to the office get-together.
For those who don't drink alco-
hol, you can find number of non-
alcoholic drinks on the Internet
and in cookbooks. (See article
below.)

Olive-Nut Appetizer Bread
1 cup milk
3 tablespoons sugar
2 tablespoons butter
2 teaspoons salt
2 packages yeast
1 cup warm water
4-1/2 cups flour
2 cups cheddar cheese, grated
3/4 cup green olives, sliced
3/4 cup pecans, chopped
Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
Combine scalded milk, sugar,
butter, and salt. Cool.
Meanwhile, dissolve yeast in
warm water and add to the milk
mixture. Stir in flour to make a
stiff batter. Add grated- cheddar
cheese, thinly sliced green olives,
and chopped pecans; mix well.
Let rise, covered, until doubled in
bulk.
Knead on a floured surface for
one minute. Shape into a 16-inch
rope and place in a greased fluted
cake pan; seal the ends.
Let rise until doubled in bulk.
Bake at "350 degrees for 50 min-
utes. Remove to a wire rack to
cool.
Serves eight.


Curry Vegetable Dip
This make-ahead veggie dip is
a great addition to your party's
food ensemble. Refreshingly cool
and healthy, this dip goes well
with crisp vegetables or crackers.
1 cup plain yogurt
1/4 cup grated carrot
1 tablespoon mayonnaise
2 teaspoons chopped green
onion
1 teaspoon sugar
1/4 teaspoon curry powder
1/8 teaspoon ground black pep-
per
Combine yogurt, carrots, may-
onnaise, green onions, sugar,
curry powder and pepper in a
bowl; mix well and refrigerate for
several hours or overnight.
Serves eight.


Italian Sausage-Stuffed
Mushrooms
These plump, juicy mushroom
caps make toothsome finger food
for parties and get-togethers.
Brimming with a mixture of
sausage, garlic, pepper and
mushroom, these beauties are
sprinkled with Parmesan cheese
and baked golden.
1 pound large button mush-
rooms, cleaned
1/2 pound ground Italian pork
sausage
1 clove garlic, crushed
1/4 teaspoon ground black pep-


2 tablespoons
Parmesan cheese


grated


2 teaspoons chopped Italian
flat-leaf parsley
Preheat oven to 3750F.
Carefully remove mushroom
stems; set stems aside.
Spray a 13x9x2-inch baking
dish lightly with non-stick veg-
etable spray. Place mushroom
caps in dish open-side up. Set


aside.
Combine sausage and garlic in
a heavy skillet. Brown, stirring to
crumble. Drain any excess fat.
Using a food processor fitted
with a knife blade, process mush-
room stems, cooked sausage and
pepper for 30 seconds. Spoon
sausage mixture into mushroom
caps. Sprinkle with cheese.
Bake 15 minutes. Remove
from oven; serve warm or at room
temperature. Garnish with pars-
ley
Serves 16.


Cucumber Rounds
These charming cucumber
slices filled with a delicate combi-
nation of white tuna, grated
onion and mayonnaise will
delight your guests year-round.
The delicate tuna mixture
combines well with the refreshing
crunch of crisp cucumbers.
1 peeled cucumber, sliced in
half crosswise
4 ounces vegetable-oil packed,
drained albacore tuna
1 tablespoon mayonnaise
1 teaspoon grated onion
1/2 teaspoon lemon juice
1/8 teaspoon paprika
1/4 pound whole wheat crack-
ers
Scoop pulp from center of each
cucumber half, resulting in two
tube-like halves each with one
end closed. (Discard pulp).
Reserve.
In a small bowl combine tuna,
mayonnaise, grated onion, lemon
juice and paprika. Mix well using-
a' fork. Fill each cucumber with
tuna mixture. Wrap in plastic
wrap; refrigerate for at least 30
minutes.
Slice each cucumber half into
1/2-inch slices; serve on crisp
crackers.
Serves six.


Girl Scout Cookie
1 part Kahluia
1 part Bailey's Irish Cream
1 part Creme de Menthe
1 part Creme de Cocoa
Shake all ingredients with ice
and strain.
Serve immediately.


Almond Joy
1 part Amaretto
1 part Creme de Cocoa (dark)
1 part Malibu Rum
Combine all three ingredients
in no particular order, strain over
ice into a shot glass.
Godiva may be substituted for
the creme de cocoa.


Baby Guinness
3/4 shot Kahlua
1/4 shot Bailey's Irish Cream
Float Bailey's on top of Kahlua
to resemble a miniature pint of
Guinness.


China White
3/4 oz. Cream de Cacao
,1/4 oz. Bailey's Irish Cream
1 tsp cinnamon
Pour in the Cream de Cacoa,
then add a little bit of Bailey's,
then top off with cinnamon.


Creamsicle
1/2 oz. Galliano
1/2 oz. orange juice
1/2 oz. whipped cream
Shake all ingredients over ice
in a shaker. Strain into a shot
glass.
Tastes just like a creamsicle
on a hot summer day.


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From FeatureSource

Warm or cold, these delicious
non-alcoholic holiday drinks from
"The Mocktail Bar Guide"
(Meadowbrook Press) are perfect
for a party full of guests or a cozy
twosome in front of the fire.

White Christmas Hot
Chocolate
12 ounces of milk
1-1/4 ounces of finely chopped
white chocolate
1 ounce of crushed peppermint
or spearmint candy canes


Pinch of salt
Whipped cream
Pour the milk into a saucepan
and bring it to a simmer over
medium heat. Reduce heat to
medium-low. Add the chocolate,
half of the crushed candy canes,
and a pinch of salt. Whisk until
smooth and creamy, then pour
into a coffee mug. Top with
whipped cream and remaining
crushed candy canes.

Cold Chocolate Peppermint
2 scoops of chocolate ice cream
1 cup of cold milk
Dash of peppermint extract


Chocolate shavings
Peppermint candy cane
Blend the first three ingredi-
ents until smooth and creamy.
Pour into a glass and top with
chocolate shavings and the candy
cane.
"The Mocktail Bar Guide" has
recipes for 200 alcohol-free
drinks for nondrinkers, designat-
ed drivers, expectant mothers,
and anyone who enjoys great
tasting drinks. Portions of the
proceeds from this book go to
MADD. "The Mocktail Bar
Guide" can be found in book-
stores everywhere.


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December 8, 2005


The Polk County Democrat