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The Polk Cunty


Democrat Vol. 75, No. 32


Bartow, Florida 33830


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Democrat


Two Sections, 28 Pages


City, Fire Union Reach Agreement; Police,



General Employee Pacts Remain Deadlocked


THURSDAY
December 15, 2005
Copyright 2005 Frisbie Publishing Co., Inc.


By S. L. FRISBIE, IV
Publisher

Bartow's fire department union
reached agreement with the city on a
new labor contract on Wednesday, but
the city remains at impasse with both
the police union and the general
employees union.
The city has offered a three percent
pay raise for all three unions, effective
Jan. 3. Pay is not the primary stum-
bling block.
The general employees union con-
tract will go to the city commission
Monday night for a decision by commis-
sioners. Local 1010 of the AFL-CIO
opted to bypass a special master and


plead its case directly to the commis-
sion.
The main point of disagreement is
the union's request for city employees to
be able to take employment complaints
to city commissioners. The existing
union contract requires employees to
deal with the city manager or his
designee on all items covered by .the
contract.
Because of the deadlock on that
issue, the city and the union have not
reached agreement on any other issues,
City Mgr. Joseph J. DeLegge said.
The city also wants to change the
way that overtime would be calculated.
At present, vacation, holidays, and
sick leave are considered as hours
worked, which means that if an employ-


ee works 40 hours in addition to a holi-
day, he is paid eight hours of overtime
for the holiday.
The city wants to pay vacation, holi-
days, and sick leave at straight time.
That is the policy already in the fire-
fighters contract, DeLegge said.
Agreement was reached on
Wednesday with negotiators for
Teamsters Local 79, which represents
firefighters.
The contract is for two years, with
pay raises of three percent per year for
probationary employees, lieutenants,
and firefighters who have reached the
top of the pay scale.
Firefighters who are entitled to step
increases of more than three percent
would get their step increases instead of


the three percent raises.
That contract still is subject to ratifi-
cation by the union members, and will
not be submitted to the commission
until the membership takes its vote.
The city and the West Central
Florida Police Benevolent Assn. union,
representing Bartow police officers, are
at impasse, deadlocked on the issue of
disciplinary procedures.
On Wednesday, DeLegge authorized
the city's chief negotiator to offer to
reopen negotiations on that issue if
union negotiators will return to the bar-
gaining table.
Under the existing contract, the city
manager is the hearing officer on griev-
ance issues, and if the union is not sat-
isfied, the issue goes to arbitrator. The


arbitrator decides if there is a basis for
discipline, and may further decide if the
disciplinary penalty was appropriate.
His decision is binding.
The city wants to limit the arbitrator
to deciding if the discipline was for just
cause, but not to have the authority
decide if the discipline given was appro-
priate. That means that if the arbitrator
found that there was. a basis for disci-
plinary action, the city manager's deci-
sion would stand.
The city has offered to reopen discus-
sions on that point.
The union wants officers to receive
take-home cars, phased in over a two-
year period, with permission to drive
them within a 15-mile radius of Bartow.
The city has rejected take-home cars.


The city has offered a three percent
pay raise each year in a two-year con-
tract. Agreement has not been reached
on the pay issue.
The city is negotiating with the
police union on the same overtime issue
as the general employees union.
In an unprecedented move, the police
union made a mass mailing to
Bartowans, claiming that Bartow police
salaries are lower than other law
enforcement agencies in the county.
DeLegge said that the union's figures
are misleading, in that they don't
include standby pay, call-out pay, pay
for time spent in court, pay for private
security work scheduled through the
police department, or other elements of
the pay plan.


Zoning Board Deadlocks


On Reduced Density


Offer On E.F. Griffin Road


By S. L. FRISBIE, IV
Publisher

Bartow zoning board members
deadlocked 2-to-2 on whether or
not to recommend approval of a
Lakeland developer's proposal to
further reduce the density of a
proposed subdivision on E.F.
Griffin Road.
Two members voted Monday
night.,to approve the application
by Duane McQuillen to reduce
the density of his development to
41 homes on 24.2 acres, or about
1.7 units per acre.
Two other members sided with
neighbors who said that the city
should hold out for Rural Estate-
1 zoning, allowing only one house
per acre.
The fifth board member
declared a conflict of interest and
did not vote.
As a result, said Zoning Board
Chm. Michael J. Marchman,
McQuillen's application will go to
the city commission without a
recommendation from the board.
A public hearing on the zoning
ordinance will held at the com-
mission's meeting on Monday,
Dec. 19, at 6:30 p.m., Planning
Dir. Robert Wiegers said.
It was the most recent skir-
mish in a running battle on hous-
ing density on E.F. Griffin Road
and other presently rural areas
that have been annexed into the
city limits.
Marchman and Zoning Board
Members Bo Raulerson and Drew
Guffey have generally come down
on the side of low density devel-


opment, while Board Members
Susan Brewer and Gail Schreiber
have argued for higher density
development, saying it produces
more revenue per home for city
government.
The split on Monday night's
vote saw Schreiber and Mrs.
Brewer voting to approve the
development, Raulerson and
Marchman voting against it.
Guffey declared a conflict of inter-
est and did not vote.
McQuillen initially applied to
put 58 homes in his gated subdi-
vision on the west side of E.F.
Griffin Road, about a mile-and-a-
quarter north of Lyle Parkway.
The zoning board voted
against that application, and on
Nov. 7, the city commission voted
to approve it after McQuillen
agreed to reduce the number of
homes to 48 and to raise his
development standards from R-1-
B to R-1-2A. But in voting to pass
the ordinance on first reading,
the commission asked the zoning
board to take another look at
McQuillen's development before
the commission took a final vote.
At Monday night's hearing
before the zoning board, Tim
Campbell, attorney for
McQuillen, said his client pro-
posed to further reduce the devel-
opment to 41 homes, and to
increase the development stan-
dard to R-1-3A, which requires
lots at least 110 feet wide and a
total lot size of at least 12,000
square feet, and homes with at
least 2,000 feet of living area.
The homes proposed by


McQuillen would sell in the range
of $350,000 to $450,000, he said.
"I think it's exactly what you're
looking for," Campbell added.
Sam Thomas, the first person
to speak against approval, said
that the city commission estab-
lished Rural Estate zoning for low
density residential development,
and that most of the land on E.F.
Griffin Road already has been
zoned for the highest density sin-
gle-family residential zoning in
the city code, R-1, which allows
homes on 70-foot lots.
He said he has heard of plans
for a subdivision of one-acre lots
on E.F. Griffin Road, and encour-
aged the board to insist on more
low density development.
Scott Hammer, who lives next
to McQuillen's proposed develop-
ment, said the surrounding area
presently is agricultural.
"Mr. McQuillen is trying to
meet us halfway," he said. "I
haven't seen that before. I appre-
ciate that.
"What is important is what the
citizens of Bartow want."
He said that Lakeland and
most other cities lack the oak-
lined streets that are found in
Bartow.
He said the city "called in Dr.
Development" as its consultant
on housing densities. He said that
Augie Fragala, the consultant
selected by the city staff, told the
commission that "County Road
540-A looks good."

(See Page 10A Col. 1)


BEING SANTA TO A SENIOR involves miles of
gift wrap, yards of ribbon and tape and thousands
of donations. On Friday, Dec. 9, community vol-
unteers (above) and high school students from
/ the Transition Program at the University of
South Florida joined Home Instead Senior
SCare staff to wrap and prepare gifts for
more than 500 seniors. Donations were
collected through giving trees at area
locations such as Crispers, T'Zers hair
salon, the Polk Tax Collector's office and
r USF. Next year, the goal is to reach 1,000
Seniors with Christmas gifts. Aaron
Huddleston (right) puts some finishing
touches on a present. (Staff photos by
Dawn Wade)


Bartow Detectives Seek More

Leads In Missing Child Case


BARTOW'S OWN HOLIDAY INN EXPRESS should be complet-
ed the end of January. Located behind Checker's on North Broadway,
the hotel will offer 63 rooms to corporate travelers and tourists 15
of the rooms will be suites featuring a small lounge and kitchen area.
Plans also include a meeting room for up to 18 people, a swimming
pool and a small exercise room. The four-story, $3.5 million hotel will
have an entrance on Broadway and an exit on Lucile Street. This is
the third Florida hotel developed by Orlando Balaji LLC, based in
Stuart. Project manager is Bill Fritze of Henderson and Bodwell
Engineers in Bartow. (Staff photo by Peggy Kehoe)


By JENNIFER STARLING
Staff Writer

Bartow police want to renew
the community's attention to a
three-year-long search for miss-
ing toddler Ta'Niyah Leonard.
Detectives continue to follow
leads in the case as they come in,
but the tips have tapered off over
the years, BPD Detective Dave
Reynolds said.
Ta'Niyah was 11 months old
when she disappeared on Oct. 19,
2002. Her mother, then 17-year-
old Miranda Jones, and Jones'
boyfriend, then 19-year-old
Michael Lewis, gave conflicting
accounts of the circumstances
surrounding the child's disap-
pearance.
Jones told police that she had
left Ta'Niyah in her boyfriend's
care that Saturday night, and
that the baby was gone when she
returned the following day.
Lewis, however, reported that.
Jones had picked Ta'Niyah up
that morning.
Police said the couple had got-
ten into a violent fight that morn-
ing and that they both were
injured.


They said they were not sure
which one was telling the truth
about who last saw the child.
Both were questioned, but nei-
ther was taken into custody.
During a press conference a
few weeks later, Jones said she
believed a relative of Lewis had
Ta'Niyah, and that she was
"okay."
"I'd told him that my mom was
going to get the baby so I could
get on my feet," Jones had said.
She and her mother, Theresa
Manning, said they thought that
upset Lewis, who believed he was
the child's father, though Jones
said she did not think Lewis
fathered Ta'Niyah.
DNA evidence later confirmed
that Lewis was indeed the baby's
father.
Still pointing the finger at
each other, Jones and Lewis con-
tinued to have an on-again, off-
again relationship, and in
October of 2003, a year after
Ta'Niyah's disappearance, Jones
gave birth to a second child,
Ta'Nijah. That child was immedi-
ately placed in the custody of the
Department of ( il,'-r',, and
Families.
The search for young Ta'Niyah


has included several empty lots;
the wooded areas surrounding
Azalea Garden apartments,
where she was last seen, and
Carver Recreation Center; a
sewage drain; a retention pond;
and even a dig under a house on
South Golfview Avenue that was
being built at the time of her dis-
appearance.
None of the searches proved
productive.
Although detectives continue
to thoroughly check out each tip
they receive, the focus of their
investigation remains on both
Lewis and Jones equally,
Detective Reynolds said.
A $20,000 reward is still being
offered for information that
results in the child being found:
$5,000 from the Federal Bureau
of Investigations, $11,000 from
the Florida Department of Law
Enforcement, $2,000 from Crime
Stoppers, and $2,000 from the
child's family.
Anyone with information
regarding the whereabouts of
Ta'Niyah is asked to contact the
Bartow Police Department at
534-5034, or Bartow Crime
Stoppers at 533-5555. Anonymity
is guaranteed.


Holiday Garbage

Collection Schedule


Holidays generate lots of trash
and garbage, and also changes in
the pick-up schedules for
Christmas and New Year's.
Polk County Solid Waste
Division will close landfills on
Saturday, Dec. 24. There will be
no garbage collection service in
unincorporated areas. The
Saturday pickup will not be
rescheduled.
In Bartow during the week of
Dec. 19, Monday and Thursday
residential garbage collection
areas will be served on Monday


and Wednesday. Tuesday and
Friday garbage collection areas
will be serviced on Tuesday and
Thursday.
For the week of Dec. 26,
Monday and Thursday collection
areas will be serviced on Tuesday
and Thursday. Tuesday and
Friday areas will be serviced on
Wednesday and Friday.
No yard waste will be collected
during those two weeks, or the
week of Jan. 2. Yard waste collec-
tion will resume on Jan. 9.


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The Polk County Democrat December 15, 2005


Yard Sales Set to Raise Funds
For Church Outreach Center


Donna Hammer
Weds Michael Unrue


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sold for $4 to $6 each.
The sales will be held every
Saturday until all items are
gone, a church spokesman said.
The FDC Outreach Center
will provide a full-time food
bank, youth outreach, transpor-
tation ministry, catering to the
elderly, a clothes closet, and in-
formation referral.
The church is located at 1275-
1295 Martin Luther King, Jr.,
Boulevard.,
Donations may be mailed to
P.O. Box 733, Bartow, FL 33831.


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Faith and Deliverance in
Christ Outreach of Bartow will
be holding yard sales on Satur-
days in an effort to raise funds to
build an outreach center.
Items available for sale in-
clude a dishwasher, floral ar-
rangements for the holidays,
jackets and other clothing, shoes,
appliances, toys, stuffed ani-
mals, flowered bird cages, and
more.
Some items may be purchased
with a donation.
Fish sandwiches also will be


Audubon Christmas Bird Count,
Bird-A-Thon This Saturday
Lake Region Audubon Socie- To participate in the count,
ty's Christmas Bird County and call Paul Fellers, compiler, at
Bird-A-Thon is this Saturday, 293-0486.
Dec. 17.


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Charly Lynn Pierce
pharly Lynn Pierce


Charly Pierce to Wed

Luke Eldridge Saturday


Charly Lynn Pierce and Luke
R. Eldridge, both of Homeland,
will be united in marriage Satur-
day, Dec. 17, 2005, at 6 o'clock in
the evening, at Fort Blount Park
in Bartow.
The bride-elect is the. daugh-
ter of Charley Pierce of Bartow
and Tammy Pierce of Engle-
wood.
The prospective bridegroom is
the son of Keith Eldridge of
Homeland and Joy Walker of
West Palm Beach.
The couple has a seven-
month-old daughter, Madison.
Janie McDaniel will perform
the ceremony.
The bride will be given in.
marriage by her father. She will
carry a bouquet of red roses.
Trinity Pierce, sister of the


bride, of Englewood, will serve
as matron of honor. Bridesmaids
are Jamie Skelton of Bartow,.Ml-
chelle Eldridge of Homeland,
and Azaria McDaniel of Lake-
land. They will wear black
gowns and carry white roses.
Flower girl is Shelby
Eldridge, with Conner McDaniel
as ringbearer.
Best man will be Curt
Eldridge of Homeland. Grooms-
men are Keith Eldridge of Home-
land, Erin Blair of Bartow, and
Tim Pierce of Englewood.
A reception will follow the
ceremony at the Lake Mirror
Tower reception room. Reception
colors are black and white.
Close friends and relatives of
the couple are invited to attend.


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Lakeland Art Guild To

Hold Winners Exhibition


In January, Lakeland Art
Guild, in partnership with Polk
Community College, will present
an art exhibit in the Fine Arts
Gallery on the PCC Winter Ha-
ven campus to honor the winners
of the 49th Annual Lakeland Art
Guild Fall Show.

Planters Circle
Holds
Christmas
Meeting
Planters Circle of the Bartow
Garden Club held its Christmas
meeting Dec. 8 at the home of
Carolyn Hinton.
The meeting included dinner
and a plant exchange.
Members made table arrange-
ments with a Christmas theme.


The exhibit, which includes
both two and three-dimensional
artworks from artists in the com-
munity will open on Jan. 2 and
run through Jan. 27.
PCC Fine Arts Gallery is lo-
cated at 999 Avenue H, North-
east, Winter Haven.
The gallery will be open Mon-
day through Friday from 10 a.m.
to noon. Contact
Have an idea for a
story or photo?
Please 'call
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The Leader
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More birders are needed to
help with the count.
Funds raised from the Bird-A-
Thon being held in conjunction
with the count will help support
the community education pro-
grams run by the Lake Region
Audubon Society.
Contributions are tax deducti-
ble.
Contact Marvel Loftus at 324-
9657 for details on the Bird-A-
Thon.


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Across the

tfack Fence


You don't have to have your own class to talk about
your experiences. Tell us, so we can share it with the
community.
The Fort Meade Leader


WlVe will be closed from ?
December 14 January 6th
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& Happy Ne'v Yecar.
Cool Shoppe
135 S. Central Avenue *Barow 4533- /13,


Ed Sheffield of Fort Meade proudly holds his three-day-old
grandsons, Evan and Ian Sheffield. The twin boys were born a little
prematurely on Wednesday, Nov. 2, 2005, to Danny and Kristie
Sheffield of Indianapolis. One of the boys weighed three pounds,
two ounces, and the other weighed in at four pounds. To welcome
the new twins home was their 7-year-old brother, D.J. Sheffield.
Their great-grandmother, Joyce Sheffield, or "G.G.," also lives in
Fort Meade. (Photo provided)


Carver Program Set At Bok
Sancturary Next Month


Historic Bok Sanctuary cele-
brates Black History Month with
"George Washington Carver:
From Slave to Scientist."
The play offers an educational
program that brings American
history to life, highlighting the
life of one of the most extraordi-
nary Americans who ever lived.
Through Jim Spencer's per-
formance, the audience will ex-
perience Carver's early struggles
and quest for an education, his
career as an artist, as well as
what defined his years as a
teacher and inventor.
School groups are invited to
attend a special outdoor per-
formance on Friday, Jan. 13, at
11 a.m. On Saturday, Jan. 14,
the public can attend the mati-
nee performance at 11 a.m. or
evening performance at 7:30
p.m. in the Visitor Center's Ori-
entation Theater.
Born into slavery at the end of
the Civil War, Carver devoted
his later life to research projects
that revolutionized agricultural
science and the Southern econ-
omy.
Dr. Carver was not just a
world-renowned scientist and a
teacher, but also religious, artis-
tic and musical. He won the
friendship and esteem of distin-
guished people worldwide.
He communicated with Gan-
dhi, was well-acquainted with
Thomas Edison and enjoyed a
close friendship with Henry
Ford.


Jim Spencer


Written, produced, and di-
rected by Robin Lane, this one-
man play has been on tour at
schools, colleges, libraries and
museums throughout the east
coast.
Lane has gained a fine repu-
tation for her captivating por-
trayals of historical figures, and
she considers Carver one of her
most endearing and interesting
subjects.
The matinee is $10 for adults,
$8 for members and $5 for chil-
dren 12 and under and students
with ID.
The evening performance is
$12 for adults, $10 for members
and $7 for children 12 and under
and students with ID.
For more information or to
make reservations, contact Pirjo
Restina at 734-1221.


The choir of Associate Reformed Presbyerian nen, the cantata will be directed by Janet Heidt-
Church in Bartow will present a Christmas Can- man, and accompanied by Sarah Gibson, piano; Al
tata entitled, "The Voices of Christmas," this Sun- McKenzie, bass; and Lyda Frankenburger, flute.
day, Dec. 18, at the 11 a.m. worship service. Nar- (See story on Page 3B.) (Church photo)
rated by associate pastor, Rev. Charles Clendi-

Local Artist's Work on Exhibit at Lake
Wales Arts Center; Reception Tonight


The works of George Gadson
of Fort Meade and Thom O'Con-
nor will be featured in an exhibit
in the Michael Crews Gallery at
the Lake Wales Arts Center.
"Origins" opens today with a
reception for the artists from 5 to
7 p.m.
Complimentary refreshments
will be served while guests meet
and view the works of George
Gadson and Thom O'Connor.
The exhibition will run through
'Jan. 29.
Gadson, a resident of Fort
Meade, has been commissioned
to create works of art for many
high profile events, including
two Super Bowls. He has created
bronze sculptures for JM Family
Enterprises, the Jim Moran
Foundation, a 12-foot bronze
monument for the African
American Research Library and


'Disappearin

Now At Bok
"Disappearing Landscape," an
exhibition of oil paintings by
Lake Wales artist, Maija Bay-
nes, is on view through Jan. 26
at Historic Bok Sanctuary.
The exhibit is included with
general Sanctuary admission
and can be seen from 9 a.m. to 5
p.m. in the Sanctuary's Educa-
tion and Visitor Center.
Ms, Baynes' style of painting
can be described as impression-
istic painting with a contempo-
rary feel. Her recent paintings
are a complete contrast to her
finely-detailed etchings.
She has won numerous
awards, and her paintings hang
in corporate, public and private
collections. She has been invited
to participate in the Biennale of
Internazionale Dell'Arte Con-
temporanea in Florence, Italy.
General admission to the
Sanctuary is $8 for adults and
$3 for children 5-12.
Members and children
younger than 5 are admitted
free.


Leadership Collecting

Toys For Donations


Leadership. Bartow XI Class
is collecting toys at the Bartow
Chamber, 510 North Broadway,
on Friday, Dec. 16.
The toys will be distributed to
needy child in the Polk, High-
lands and Hardee county areas
by Heartland for Children.
Donors also may give money.
Wish list requests include:
Boys Batman anything,
Spiderman anything, action fig-
ures, portable CD players, re-
mote control cars, football / bas-
ketball and other sports equip-
ment.
Girls Bratz dolls, Barbie
dolls and accessories, baby dolls,
tea sets, dress up clothes, dress
up jewelry.
Babies Books for babies
that are soft or the large board
books, Leap Frog anything, Baby
Einstein videos, books and


Ombudsman
Meeting Set
A meeting of the South Cen-
tral Florida Ombudsman Council
is set for Monday, Dec. 19, at
9:30 a.m.
The meeting will be held at
the Rath Senior ConNextions
Center, 1350 East Main Street,
Suite 200, Bartow.
For more information on the
meeting, call 413-2764.


games.
Teens Portable CD players,
gift cards.
For more information, call the
Chamber at 533-7125.


Cultural Center in Fort Lauder-
dale, the Dan Marino Founda-
tion, Florida Memorial Universi-
ty's Lou Rawls Performing Art
Center, and the cities of Tama-
rac and Pompano Beach.
He is credited with organizing
and facilitating various commu-
nity-based surveys, focus groups,
community visioning, and strate-
gic planning.
Today, he is hailed by some
critics as one of Florida's most
versatile and celebrated African
American renaissance artists.
He works independently and col-
laboratively with design teams of
engineers, architects, and con-
struction firms to create site-spe-
cific work.
Gadson's fellow exhibitor,
O'Connor, has art degrees from
Florida State University, the
University of Michigan, and


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Sanctuary
For more information on the
exhibit or art purchases, contact
Pirjo Restina at 734-1221.


Cranbrook Academy of Art. He
studied and taught while abroad
in places such as Yugoslavia,
Finland, Austria, and London, as
well as at many prestigious uni-
versities here in the States.
He has won numerous awards
and published several books, as
well as being represented in pub-
lic and private art collections
around the world. He retired
from a teaching career at SUNY
in Albany, N.Y.
The Lake Wales Arts Center
is located in the historic building
at 1099 State Road 60 East, and
is open from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Monday through Friday, 10 a.m.
to 4 p.m. on Saturday, and 1 to 4
p.m. on Sunday.
For further information, call
676-8426, or visit www.lakewale-
sartscenter.org.


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Mary Frisbie (left), treasurer of the Women's Care Center of
Bartow, and Mary Smith, executive director, accepted a $500 check
for the center this week from Bo Raul rson of the Bartow Breakfast
Rotary Club. The money came from the proceeds of the Rotary
Club's annual Charity Horse Show, started some 11 years ago to
benefit the Women's Care Center, a shelter in Bartow for homeless
women and their young children. The mission of the center is to
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Polk Community College's
fourth president will be Dr.
Eileen Holden.
She currently is vice president
for academic affairs and techni-
cal education at Broward Com-
munity College (BCC).
She will succeed Dr. J. Larry
Durrence, who will be retiring in
January.
Dr. Holden said she is "truly
honored'" to be selected as PCC's
fourth president.
"I look forward to working
with the members of the board of
trustees as well as the faculty,
staff and community leaders to
achieve our collective vision of
becoming a world class college
and Florida's leader in workforce
development.
"I see a very bright and long
future with PCC," she continued.
"The college is at a critical junc-
ture with so many exciting chal-
lenges and opportunities and I
will work hard to develop and
sustain meaningful relationships
with the internal and external
college community."
Dr. Durrence applauded the
board's choice. "Dr. Holden
comes from a larger institution.
She is in a very important lead-
ership role with Broward Com-
munity College, so she knows all
of the kind of issues that this in-
stitution will have to deal with
as we continue to grow."
BCC is a three-campus, three-
center, comprehensive commu-
nity college located in Fort Lau-
derdale and the surrounding
area.
It serves 52,140 students with
358 full-time faculty members
and more than 2,000. adjunct
professors.
At BCC, Dr. Holden serves as
the chief academic officer provid-
ing college wide administrative
direction and leadership for all
academic programs.
Before coming to BCC in
2001, she worked for 14 years at
Palm Beach Community College
(PBCC), first as program man-


The Polk County Democrat December 15, 2005


PCC Names Eileen

Holden As President


Eileen Holden


ager (1987-1991), later division
chairman (1991-1997) and fi-
nally dean for academic affairs
(1997-2001).
Dr. Holden received her
bachelor's degree (in 1977) in
secondary education teaching
from Utica College of Syracuse
'University, a master's degree (in
1983)in teaching disciplines for
English and reading from the
University of Houston, and a
doctorate (in 1997) in higher
education administration from
Nova Southeastern University.
She has received many
awards, including the National
Council of Instructional Admin-
istrators Leadership Award in
2003.
She is involved in numerous
organizations, including being
chairman of the Florida Council
of Instructional Affairs, a mem-
ber of the executive committee of
the Florida Community College
Activities Board and co-chair-
man of the BCC and School
Board of Broward County Ar-
ticulation Council.


Achievement Academy

Awards Volunteers


This year the Achievement
Academy awarded five John F.
Schneider Volunteer Awards
during its annual meeting,
which was held in conjunction
with an open house celebrating
the Academy's 50th anniversary.
This award has been given to
outstanding volunteers of the
Achievement. Academy since
1993.
Each of the award recipients
has volunteered his time and tal-
ent to benefit the children and
families of the Achievement
Academy.
Receiving the awards were:
Terry Nail, for his many hours of
creative services; Fannie Spivey,
for her many years of dedicated
volunteer service; Steve Earley,
board of directors for Achieve-
ment Academy, for his many
years of volunteer service and
dedication; Carolyn Morrell,
board of directors for Achieve-


ment Academy, for her many
years of dedicated volunteer
service; Herb and Essie Wright,
for their many hours of volun-
teer service; and to the Imperial
Polk Advertising Federation
(IPAF) for their dedicated volun-
teer creative services in advertis-
ing for the academy.
Cindy Ek, president of IPAF,
accepted the award on behalf of
the federation.
The John F. Schneider Volun-
teer Award is named after a long
time board member/officer who
volunteered many hours of serv-
ice to Achievement Academy.
The Achievement Academy

assists children and their fami-
lies through education, support,
resources and advocacy at each
of its three locations Lake-
land, Bartow and Winter Haven.
For more information, contact
Claire Schwartz at 683-6504.


Southeastern Students

Win Major Awards


Several Southeastern Univer-
sity graduates received awards
during a special ceremony to
honor students deemed "most
outstanding" in their major.
The students were:
Rachel Malcolm, most out-
standing accounting major, from
Lakeland.
Lance Schmidt, most out-
standing finance major, from
Zephyrhills.
Danielle Raber, most out-
standing management major,
from Fort Myers
Londa Davis, most out-
standing management informa-


tion systems major, from Tampa.-
Shannon Combs, most out-
standing marketing major, from
Lakeland.
Adam Kleinhenn, most out-
standing communication major,
from Cincinnati.
Karin Hept, most outstand-
ing elementary education major,
from Clyde, N.C.
Erin Holt, most outstanding
secondary English education ma-
jor, from Tampa.
The students, all of whom
graduate this month, received
academic departmental plaques.


Bartow Fire Department

Weekly Summary

Week of Dec. 5-11


# of Calls


Medical Calls
Vehicle Crashes
Structure Fire
Smoke/Odor Investigation
Illegal Burning
Alarm System Malfunction
Total Emergency Responses
Commercial Fire Inspections
Pre-Incident Plan
Other Non-Emergency Calls
Total Non-Emergency Responses


Stetson Law Team Wins Florida Southern College

Mock Trial Competition Graduation Set Saturday


A student trial team at Stet-
son University College of Law
won both first, and second place
at the Academy of Florida Trial
Lawyers 2005 Honorable E.
Earle Zehmer Memorial Mock
Trial Competition Nov. 13 in
West Palm Beach.
Law schools from across the
state of Florida competed.
"We faced Florida State and
Florida Coastal in the semi-fi-
nals. When both Stetson teams
won their respective rounds, we
faced each other in the finals,"
said Professor Lee Coppock, di-


rector of the trial team program
at Stetson.
The student team of Senovia
Lance, Art Rios, Brandon Held,
Rosa Brown and Dennis McCar-
thy defeated the other Stetson
team of Andrew Hill, Laurie
Sharpe, Bethany Allen, Eric
Ochotorena and Melanie Andre
in the final round of AFTL com-
petition.
Stetson Law has earned more
first place wins in the AFTL
competition history than all
other Florida law schools com-
bined.


Approximately 230 Florida
Southern College students will
receive diplomas at mid-year
graduation, -ceremonies Satur-
day, Dec. 17 at 10:30 a.m. in
Branscomb Auditorium.
William A. Walker II, lay
leader of the Florida Annual
Conference of the United Meth-
odist Church and trustee of Flor-
ida Southern College, will de-
liver the commencement ad-
dress.
Graduating Saturday will be
seniors from the college's tradi-


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Golden Age Club to Hold
Christmas Dinner Tuesday


Golden Age Club will hold its
Christmas dinner Tuesday, Dec.
20, at noon, at thle Bartow Civic
Center.
"Score," a musical group from
Schalamar Creek, will provide
entertainment.
This holiday season, club
members are collecting items for
the Senior Orphans of Polk
County. 'The Senior Orphan
Christmas wish list includes


nonperishable food items, per-
sonal hygiene products, clothes,
blankets, fans, pillows, and
cleaning supplies.
In lieu of a covered dish,
members may pay $1.50, and the
city will pay the balance of the
meal. There also will be a raffle
this month.
For further information, call
the Civic Center office at 534-
0120.


Family Caregivers

Elects New Officers


Polk County Family Caregiv-
ers, Inc. elected new officers to
its executive committee for 2006-
07 at its December meeting at
the Sea Flame Restaurant, Win-
ter Haven.
The new officers are William
(Bill) Andrew, chairman (retired,
Winter Haven); George Laws,
vice chairman (Home Instead
Senior Services, Auburndale);
Richard Dickter, treasurer (re-
tired military, Tri-County Hu-
man Services, Lakeland); and
Kelly Brady, secretary (High-


lands Lake Center, Lakeland).
Other members are Marji
Bateman, Gay Finkelman, Deb-
bie Ross, and Chairman Emeri-
tus Henry (Hank) Mersch.
The new officers will be in-
stalled at the Jan. 12 board
meeting and begin their 2-year
term.

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Tips To Avoid Driving While Impkr c


Florida Department of Trans-
portation (FDOT) and the Flor-
ida Office of Drug Control- are
sponsoring high visibility DUI
enforcement operations during
the last three weeks of Decem-
ber, as part of the Drunk and
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counties have been asked to par-
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The Polk County Democrat December 15, 2005


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

The Gasp Was in Unison


Editorial





Page





If Head Start Moves,


Move It To Schools


It is too early to write the obituary for
the Polk County Opportunity Council, but
it is by no means too early to begin doing
some "what if?" planning.
It has been well documented that the
agency is plagued by poor leadership at all
levels, including its board of directors. The
viability of the agency is by no means
assured.
The largest and arguably most impor-
tant program of PCOC is Head Start,
which prepares pre-school youngsters for
success in school. It is a highly worthwhile
program, and it should not be allowed to
founder.
School Supt. Gail McKinzie was the
guest at the Dec. 12 meeting of the Tiger
Bay Club, a non-partisan political club that
grills public officials on questions of public
policy.
The first question put to Dr. McKinzie:
Why is the Head Start program run by the
beleaguered PCOC rather than by the Polk
County school system?
Her response is that she would like to
see the program run by the public school
system. It could be placed on school cam-
puses, and operated as part of the pre-K
program.
Realistically, she observed, it is not like-
ly that PCOC would voluntarily give up
Head Start, which is its primary source of
funding. But the handwriting is on the
wall that PCOC's state and federal fund-


ing agencies are running out of patience.
For that reason, it is not too early to begin
exploring other providers.
The multi-million-dollar Head Start pro-
gram would be a plum for any non-profit
agency. But that is not the basis on which
the future of the program in Polk County
should be decided.
We share Dr. McKinzie's belief that the
logical place to put an educational pro-
gram that serves 954 children is on school
campuses.
There have been behind-the-scene dis-
cussions for years of the feasibility of mov-
ing Head Start to the Polk County school
system.
With PCOC on such shaky ground, now
is the logical time to start holding those
discussions in public.


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A number of years ago, Mary
and I attended a Florida Press
Assn. seminar on newspaper
design.
At the close of the day, the
instructor told us:
"If you want to become pub-
lishers, learn to say these two
things:
(Cheerfully) "We've ALWAYS
done it that way."
(Disapprovingly) "We've
NEVER done it that way."
As Episcopalians, Mary and I
most assuredly could under-
stand that outlook.
(How many Episcopalians
does it take to change a light
bulb? Four; one to put in the new
bulb, three to reflect on how
much nicer the old bulb was.)
We have, however, changed
the appearance of our newspa-
pers over the years, and I
became publisher anyway.
Which just goes to show that
you, too, can become head of a
family business ... if it's your
family who owns it.
The first issue of The Polk
County Democrat had five
columns to the page, and the
sheet was 12-and-a-quarter inch-
es wide. Dad told me that in the
first few years of publication, the


page size varied occasionally
depending on what size of paper
was available at Bartow Printing
Co., where the paper was print-
ed.
We eventually went to eight
columns on a page that was 17-
and-a-half inches wide, fairly
standard in the industry at that
time. In the 1950s, I believe it
was, we went to nine slightly
narrower columns, which gave
us an extra column of advertis-
ing space per page to sell.
With our first issue of 1980,
we made our most dramatic
change, going to six columns on
a 16-inch wide page. Despite our
heavy promotion of the change,
few readers noticed.
Our next change was to what
the industry calls Standard Ad
Unit column widths, with seven
columns on a 16-inch page. Most
papers went to six SAU columns
on a 14-inch page, but I wanted
to keep the extra two inches of
width on the page.
A few weeks ago, we held a
news staff meeting with folks
from all three of our community
newspapers The Polk County
Democrat, The Lake Wales
News, and The Fort Meade
Leader to discuss a new look


for the papers in 2006. Their
ideas ranged from eliminating
what we call the promo boxes
across the top of Page 1 to better
organization of the inside pages.
I agreed to each suggestion.
"Would you consider going to
a narrower page?" one person
timidly asked.
"Yes," I replied.
There was a chorus of gasps,
and one of them was my own.
"Let me call Mary first and
warn her; she's been urging me
to do it for years," I said.
So in the first issue of 2006, we
will go to a six-column page that
is 14 inches wide.
There are a number of advan-
tages, not the least of which will
be that it will be a little easier to
hold the paper as you read it.
The papers will fit better into
vending racks, and can be
mailed with less mailroom pro-
cessing.
The new format will require
us to write a little tighter to
get our message across in fewer
words. Readers will appreciate
that (as will my wife, whose
main criticism of my columns
and editorials is that they are too
long).
We may have to add a couple


of extra pages from time to time,
which is okay; one reason I
agreed to the narrower page is
that we have enough press units
to print more pages without
going into additional press runs.
The main change that readers
will notice is ... not much. Our
previous format changes have
been more dramatic, changing
the width as well as the number
of columns on the page. This
time, we will simply reduce our
number of columns to six, which
is what most papers already
have.
We don't kid ourselves; it's
exciting for us to plan the
change, but our readers will con-
tinue to judge us more for the
content than for the way the
news is arranged on the page.
It's sort of like when I shaved
off a mustache that I had worn
for 20 years or longer. My kids
did a double-take, but most of
my friends only hesitated, and
asked me if I had changed hair
color or lost weight or some-
thing.
That's okay; it's my upper lip,
and it feels better naked.
We'll enjoy the six-column
format, even if nobody except
our staff notices the change.


OUR READERS SAY

PCOC Board Should Resign


BARTOW Your editorial on
Dec. 5 (PCOC Leadership Has a
Lot To Prove) was excellent, as
were Mr. Robert Pickering's com-
ments (in a letter to the editor).
I understand the interim exec-
utive director for the Polk County
Opportunity Council, in a public
meeting, said that PCOC has
been around for 26 years and
would be around for 26 more.
The very existence of PCOC
hangs in the balance. Its demise
would cause havoc in the lives of
poor, disadvantaged children,
parents, second tier employees
(some 160-plus) and their fami-
lies.
While it is true that some ser-
vices could be farmed out, others
would be forever lost. Greater
costs to the taxpayer would be
incurred to get the same bang.
A friend accurately observed
that the disposition of real estate
and other properties acquired by
PCOC would be a problem
involving a loss of valuable time
and money.
Many people are not aware of
the services the agency is funded
to render to the qualified poor:
weatherization, help with utility
bills, rent, mortgage payments,
purchase of homes, schooling
(mainly learning a trade thus
shrinking the welfare rolls), shel-
ter for the homeless, and the like.


BARTOW Graphs appear
on Bartow city utility bills. I am
proud to say that I have finally
figured them out, partly that is.
Part of this thing refers to water
and part of it to electricity. Not
bad for a start, I would say.
Along the bottom, the hori-
zontal axis, are letters which refer
to the months of the year. That
wasn't too easy to fathom
because the months are back-
wards.


I believe the funding agencies
are willing to keep PCOC afloat
and viable because of the job to
be done and the cost involved to
do otherwise.
Resignation of the board is a
must to this end. Competition for
the dollar is fierce. The war,
Katrina, and worldwide calami-
ties contribute to the competition
for the dollar.
Where appropriate, we fix ail-
ing entities, not destroy them.
One reason we give subsidies to
farmers is to keep them viable to
feed the nation and the hungry of
the world.
Speaking directly to the direc-
tors of the Polk County
Opportunity Council, I say: "You
demanded the resignation of
Mrs. Carolyn Speed or she would
be fired by the end of the day. She
turned her resignation the next
day and it was accepted.
"No criticism is involved, just
an observation: This was a good
move but much, much too late
and unnecessary.
"More important, the resigna-
tion of you, the board, should
have been part of the action. After
all, you were more guilty than
she, for you were her bosses. If
you had done your job, she
would still be the executive direc-
tor and in good standing.
"Your duties, not many, indi-


The numbers on the vertical
axis are easy. My water usage in
October was about 7, for exam-
ple, but 7 what? It might be
almost as expensive as bottled
water.
I thought that if I wrote a note
to city hall they might have
somebody explain the graphs but
have heard nothing. Maybe there
is some reader out there who
knows about this kind of stuff.
MIKE KEEDY


vidually and collectively, are
clearly defined by funding agen-
cies and your own by-laws and of
long standing.
"By stretching the guidelines
of tenure, most of you have been
around for 12 years, netting for
the agency a loss of confidence of
funding sources and the commu-
nity threatening the very exis-
tence of PCOC.
"I think resignation of the
board is tantamount to the
preservation of PCOC.
"I am sorry; you should have
done your job or jumped ship if
you could not. You went along to
get along.
"You should have 10 days to
resign or charges should be
brought against you by the prop-
er sources on behalf of the peo-
ple. As I review the investigative
document of management and
financial specialists of the Mid-
Iowa Community Action team, to
include a representative of the
Inspector General's office, you
could easily be charged with
malfeasance, gross negligence,
and ineptness in the administra-
tion of government programs
and funds under your watch.
"I urge you to resign; the
stakes are too high and the cause
is too great!"

HAROLD HAGINS, JR.
(Editor's note: Mr. Hagins is a
retired Polk County school teacher
who now lives at Savannah Court.)




A note to our read-
ers: we had more let-
ters to the editor
than we had space
for in today's issue.
The others will be
published in our
next issue.


Fifty Years Ago

Ten youthful defendants in the
notorious Eloise rape case plead-
ed guilty in circuit court today to
assault with intent to commit
rape and were ordered held with-
out bail pending pre-sentence
investigations.
State Rep. Perry Murray of
Frostproof, president of Florida
Citrus Mutual and former speak-
er of the Florida House of
Representatives, was killed in an
automobile crash yesterday
morning in Frostproof.
Retail stores will remain open
until 8 p.m. all next week for the
convenience of Christmas shop-
pers, Merchants Chm. Wiley
Scarborough announced today.

Forty-Five Years Ago

C.D. McDowall of Bartow and
A.L. Cleveland of Fort Meade
were among five men honored
with the Silver Beaver Award for
service to boyhood at the annual
dinner Tuesday night of the Gulf
Ridge Boy Scout Council.
Mrs. Hettie Jane Seiler, 85, part
owner and operator of Seiler's
news stand for 40 years, died
Sunday after a lengthy illness.
Survivors include a son, two
daughters, six grandchildren, 10
great-grandchildren and four
great-great-grandchildren.
Progress reports on prepara-
tion of a master plan for the city's
future development will be made
to Bartowans about every two


months until the job is complet-
ed, city officials were told
Monday night by Milo M. Smith,
president of the Tampa city plan-
ning firm which is conducting the
22-month project.

Forty Years Ago

Dr. Paul L. Redfearn, a former
pastor of Bartow's First
Methodist Church, died Tuesday
morning at Lakeland General
Hospital after a short illness. He
had served churches in Florida
and Virginia during his career.
Bartow's football champions
landed six members on the All
Southwest Florida Conference
first team: quarterback Steve
Flowers, fullback Bobby Hiers,
center Bobby Wilson, guard Lex
Thompson, tackle James
Mooneyham. Tackle Alan Wright
drew second team mention.
The first annual sportsman-
ship award of the Lake Ridge
Officials Assn. was presented
yesterday to Bartow High School.
The award is based on a three-ply
basis: the behavior of players,
coaches, and fans.
In a surprise meeting this
morning, the city commission
voted to buy the Polk Equipment
Co. property on North Broadway,
but assured the Jaycees that they
have. no immediate plans for
building anything on it.
Thomas M. Langston, 47, of
Lakeland, has been appointed to
the new Polk County criminal
court judgeship created by Polk


Countians in the Nov. 2 election.

Thirty-Five Years Ago

Flatley Center at the Norfolk
Air Station has been named for
the late husband of a Bartow
woman, Mrs. James Henry
Flatley, Jr. Vice Admiral Flatley
was executive officer of a fighting
squadron on the Pacific Theater
during World War II. Mrs. Flatley
was accompanied at the ceremo-
ny by her sons, Cmdr. James H.
Flatley, III, and Lt. Brian Flatley,
and their families.
Richard R. Frisbie, president of
Bartow Printing Co. and business
manager of The Democrat, was
elected president 'of the Bartow
Chamber of Commerce at the
group's board of directors meet-
ing Tuesday night.
School board student suspen-
sion policies were adopted
Wednesday. Grounds for suspen-
sion include use of drugs and
bringing a deadly weapon on a
school campus.
Agreement on a new three-
year pact between USS Agri-
Chemicals and ICWU Local 377
was announced today. It provides
for wage increases for each of the
three years of 18, 17, and 15 cents
an hour, plus "significant
improvements in fringe benefits."

Thirty Years Ago

John W. Hunt of Alturas, man-
ager of cattle operations for IMC
Development Corp., is the new


president of the Florida Beef
Cattle Improvement Assn.
Miss Louise Marquis, assistant
manager, received a standing
ovation as she was presented a
pin and certificate for 25 years of
continuous service with the city
government. She has been assis-
tant to four city managers, and
served as interim city manager
for several weeks when the office
was vacant.
Three people were seriously
injured in a traffic accident on
Spessard Holland Parkway
Sunday night, and Police Sgt.
William C. Shelley, who was
investigating the accident, was
hit by a car and suffered a broke
leg.
Twenty-Five Years Ago

Vandals on Wednesday night
trashed the interior of The Teen
Center at First United Methodist
Church, stole a video game val-
ued at $375, and broke into a pin-
ball machine and a jook box.
A Bartow man was booked
into the county jail this morning
without bond on 15 charges,
including one of escaping from
the city jail earlier in the night. He
was booked on an assortment of
burglary, theft and traffic charges
and more burglary charges prob-
ably will be filed, according to
Sgt. Dennis J. Kenney.
Florida First National Bank of
Bartow will open its new Fort
Meade office Monday morning at
9, President David Black
announced today.


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Hand Quilting On Display

At Bartow Public Library


"80 Years of Hand Quilting" is
now showing in Bartow Public
Library's Pamplin Gallery.
The exhibit offers hand made
quilts by Mary Eudora Creutz
and her daughter, Patricia Har-
rington.
Born and raised in Denver
and now living in Haines City,
Mrs. Harrington found a love for
quilting after her children had


grown. She later founded the
Plantation Landings Quilters.
The exhibit features 10 large
quilts by the women.
The gallery is open from 1 to 4
p.m. Monday through Friday,
and from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on
Saturday.
For more information, call the
library at 534-0131.


Obituaries


A JOINT ribbon-cutting celebrating the re-
opening of the Lake Wales Comcast Cable office
was held Wednesday, Dec. 7, at its location at
2037 Hwy. 60 East in Lake Wales. The Greater
Bartow Chamber of Commerce assisted the Lake
Wales Chamber with the event. Those celebrat-
ing are (from left): Greater Bartow Chamber of
Commerce Executive Director Jeff Clark, Bartow
Chamber Ambassador Mary Jordan, John
Thomke of Comcast, Bartow Chamber President-


elect Len Jordan, President of the Lake Wales
Chamber Jerry Miller, Walt McHargue of Comn-
cast, Rod Dagenais cutting the ribbon for Com-
cast, Lake Wales Executive Director Betty Wo-
jcik, Kay Woodard of Comcast and Bartow Cham-
ber Ambassador Karen Wheeler, who is also of
Comcast Cable. For information on this or other
Bartow Chamber events, call 533-7125. (Photo
by Cindy Nowlin)


Hairm Jennings Mattie B. Watkins


Hairm


HOLA! A new Mexican-cuisine restaurant, El
Ranchito Jalisco, 210 East Van Fleet Drive,
opened in Bartow, and to celebrate the event the
Greater Bartow Chamber of Commerce held a
ribbon-cutting on Tuesday, Dec. 13. The Chamber
presented Jose Campos, manager of the restau-
rant (holding the scissors), with a first clear dol-
lar of profit. The restaurant will be open MoAday
through Thursday from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m., Friday
from 11 a.m.. to 9:30 p.m., Saturday from noon to
9 p.m., and Sunday from noon to 8 p.m. The res-
taurant offers dine in or take out, a catering serv-
ice, and to go along with many typically Mexican
dishes, soft drinks, tea, beer, wine, or margari-


tas. El Ranchito Jalisco also features a children's
menu. For information on this or other Chamber
events, call 533-7.125. Assisting with the celebra-
tion are (from left): Bartow City Clerk Linda
Culpepper, Chamber Ambassadors Mary Jordan
and Pamela Sams, Greater Bartow Chamber of
Commerce Executive Director Jeff Clark, Bartow
City Commissioner Pat Huff, Jose Campos, Bar-
tow Chamber President-elect Len Jordan, City
Manager Joe DeLegge, and Bartow Ambassador
Ruth Trainor. After the ribbon-cutting all of the
well-wishers were treated to a feast to try the dif-
ferent dishes offered by the restaurant. (Staff
photo)


Checkout Scanners Are Found To Be

Accurate This Holiday Season


When it comes to the accuracy
of checkout scanners, Florida re-
tailers earn a high grade.
That's the word from Florida
Agriculture and Consumer Serv-,
ices Commissioner, Charles H.
Bronson, whose department has
just concluded its annual pre-
holiday scanner survey of stores
throughout the state.
Of 2,975 items tested in 59
stores in every region of Florida
last week, only 47 price scanning
errors or 1.5 percent of the
merchandise tested were de-
tected by inspectors.
Among the mistakes, more
than two-to-one were in custom-
ers' favor.,
"I commend our businesses
and retailers for making sure
that their scanning equipment
accurately reflects the actual
price of the merchandise they're
selling to such a high degree,"
Bronson said.
Only four of the 59 stores
tested failed their inspection,
which requires an accuracy rate
of 98 percent.
Two stores failed for excessive
overcharges while two others
failed for too many under-
charges. In all of those cases, in-
spectors have placed the busi-
nesses on a higher inspection
frequency in the future.
'While scanning errors appear
to be relatively uncommon, mis-
takes can and do happen.


Lighthouse Ministries, Inc. re-
ceived a -three-star rating from
Char.itynavigator.org for the sec-
ond straight year.
The three-star rating states
that Lighthouse Ministries "ex-
ceeds or meets industry stan-
dards and performs as well as or
better than most charities in its
Cause."
Steve Turbeville, Lighthouse
Ministries' executive director,


What it means is that con-
sumers need to remain aware of
the price that they should be
charged for merchandise, Bron-
son said.
For example, among errors
detected during last week's
sweep was a $64 overcharge for
a woman's jacket at a North
Florida department store and an
overcharge of $39.50 for a dress
at a South Florida department
store.
Both errors, as well as all
other pricing mistakes found by
inspectors, were immediately
corrected by store management.
"Know the price of the mer-
chandise that you're buying,
make sure that's what you're
charged at the checkout line and
keep receipts," Bronson said. "If
there is any discrepancy, bring it
to the attention of store person-
nel."
The Commissioner's Division
of Standards tests checkout
scanners, as well as most other
devices that sell products by
weights or measure.
Consumers who believe that
they have been overcharged, or
who detect problems with a
store's scales, are encouraged to
call the department at 1-800-
435-7352.
In a related holiday shopping
message, Bronson is reminding
consumers to be aware of stores'
return and exchange policies, es-


says the rating was based on in-
formation from the ministry's
2004 Form 990 as required by
the IRS.
Charitynavigator.org is an on-
line non profit organization that
"helps charitable givers make in-
telligent giving decisions by pro-
viding them with information on
over five thousand charities and
by evaluating the financial
health of each charity."


pecially during the holiday sea-
son when they may be uncertain
about the style, color or size of
merchandise that they are buy-
ing.
Although refunds and ex-
changes are common business
practices, no state or federal law
requires merchants to offer
them.
Most stores do accommodate
their customers by offering re-
funds, exchanges or store credits
for a specified period of time af-
ter the purchase, although many
require that the customer retain
a receipt of the original pur-
chase.
If a store does not post a writ-
ten return policy on its premises,
Florida law requires that it
grant a refund for the merchan-
dise within seven days of a pur-
chase provided that the item is
unused and in its original car-
ton.
"The bottom line is that it is
up to an individual store to de-
termine what its policy is," Bron-
son said. "Shoppers should fa-
miliarize themselves with those
policies before they make a pur-
chase, and can use that policy to
determine where they do their
shopping."

Medicare

Meeting

In Bartow
A meeting of the Social Secu-
rity Administration will be held
at First Providence Missionary
Baptist Church in Bartow on
Monday, Dec. 19, at 6 p.m.
Representatives will discuss,
the new Federal Government
Medicare Plan "1)" program.
Senior citizens and others
who may qualify for the'program
are invited to attend.
The church is located at 1030
West King Street. For more in-
formation, call the church at
533-2322.


Jennings
Hairm Jennings, 78, of Bar-
tow, died Thursday, Dec. 8,
2005, at Bartow Regional Medi-
cal Center.
Mr. Jennings was born in
Lemont on June 24, 1928.
He was a float operator for
Mobil Chemical Co.
Survivors include his wife,
Eunice Jennings; four daughters,
Barbara Davis of Lakeland,
Gwendolyn Jennings Baker and
Jacqueline Jennings, both of
Bartow, and Sheila Jennings
Mays of Tampa; one son, Harold
Jennings of Winter Haven; two
brothers, Oliver Jennings of
Nichols and Vanestar Jennings
of Bartow; one sister, Bernice
Green of Bartow; 14 grandchil-
dren; and 23 great-grandchil-
dren.
Visitation: Friday, Dec. 16,
from 3 to 8 p.m.,; at Gause Fu-
neral Home in Bartow.
The funeral: Saturday, Dec.
17, at 11 a.m., at Goodhope Mis-
sionary Baptist Church.
Interment: Wildwood Ceme-
tery in Bartow.


Don
Jolley, Jr.
Don Jolley, Jr., 61, of Lake
Wales, died of respiratory failure
Tuesday, Dec. 13, 2005, at his
home.
Born in Glenwood Springs,
Col., on July 31, 1944, Mr. Jolley
was a longtime resident of Polk
County.
He was a construction laborer
for Robin Builders. He was a
U.S. Navy veteran.
Survivors include his daugh-
ter, Regan Wilkes of Centennial,
Col.; his companion, Melba Sue
Mulkey of Lake Wales; and his
sister, Karen Soupiset of Elk-
hart, Kan.
Arrangements: Whidden-
McLean Funeral Home in Bar-
tow.

William

Thorley Clark
William Thorley Clark, 87, of
Bartow, died of heart failure
Tuesday, Dec. 13, 2005, at Rohr
Nursing Home in Bartow.
Born Dec. 22, 1917, in Louis-
ville, Ga., Mr. Clark moved to
Bartow from Wauchula 70 years
ago.
He was a bookkeeper for
Clark's Bookkeeping Service in
Bartow for 45 years, and was a
former lab technician at Bartow
Memorial Hospital, Palmetto
Medical Clinic in Wauchula, and
Gibson & McMicken Medical
Clinic in Bartow.
He attended the University of
Florida, and was a member of
First United: Methodist Church
in Bartow and the Bartow Ro-
tary Club.
Mr. Clark also was a medic in
the U.S. Army during World
War II.
Survivors include his wife,
Grace Gandy Clark; one brother,
William Edgar Clark; one sister,
Adella Clark Durrance; and one
son, Sam M. Clark, all of Bar-
tow.
The funeral: Saturday, Dec.
17, at 10 a.m., at Wildwood
Cemetery in Bartow, with Pastor
Roy E. Lowe, Jr., officiating.
Arrangements: Whidden-
McLean Funeral Home in Bar-
tow.


Mattie B.
Watkins
Mattie B. Watkins, 66, of At-
lanta, formerly of Bartow, died
Tuesday, Dec. 6, 2005, at her
home.
Mrs. Watkins was born in
Wheeler County, Ga., on Dec. 18,
1938.
She was a graduate of Union
Academy in Bartow and Florida
A&M University. She was a
school teacher for 30 years.
Survivors include her hus-
band, Eddie Watkins; her son,
Tonderick Watkins of College
Park, Ga.; her daughter, Edrice
Watkins of Atlanta; her brother,
James Lamar Strong of Bradley;
and four grandchildren.
The funeral: Thursday, Dec.
15, at 11 a.m., at Mt. Olive Mis-
sionary Baptist Church in Brad-
ley.
Interment: Wildwood Ceme-
tery in Bartow.
Arrangements: Gause Fu-
neral Home, Bartow.


December 15, 2005 The Polk County Democrat


Obituaries


Elizabeth
Irene Seger
Elizabeth Irene Seger, 58, of
Bartow, died of cancer Wednes-
day, Dec. 14, 2005, at her home.
Born in McIntosh, Fla., on
Oct. 30, 1947, Mrs. Seger was a
lifelong resident of Polk County.
She was a secretary employed
by the Polk County School Board
in Bartow for 22 years. She was
a member of First Baptist
Church of Lake Garfield.
Mrs. Seger was preceded in
death by her mother, Jeanette
Prevatt.
Survivors include her hus-
band, Tommy Seger; her daugh-
ter, Tracey Deese of Bartow; two
sons, Eddie Seger and Tony Se-
ger, both of Bartow; two sisters,
Jean Strong of Eaton Park and
Connie Prevatt of Bartow; two
brothers, Walter Prevatt of Ea-
ton Park and Cecil Prevatt of
Polk City; and eight grandchil-
dren.
Visitation: Sunday, Dec. 18,
from 2 to 4 p.m., at Whidden-
McLean Funeral Home in Bar-
tow.
The funeral: Monday, Dec. 19,
at 11 a.m., at First Baptist
Church of Lake Garfield, 1170
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December 15, 2005


I


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-
als 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
i',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:
.sci-on 30, Township 26 South,
Range 24 East, Polk County, Flor-
.13 al of Section 30 lying and be-
';in 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 comer 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 South 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 Secit,on 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
Noith 1/2 of theS
SE 114, 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 1400.00 feet; thence run
North 89 degrees 47 minutes 32
se,-onas West, parallel with the
East-West 1/4 Section Line of
Section 6 a distance of 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 2183.97Jeet; 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 of
2904.37 feet to the Southeast cor-
ner of Section 31 arfd 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 EXCEPT 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.
I/
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, Ilenors,
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, PAGES) 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 ypu, to the provision of cer-
tain assistance. Please contact the
Office of the court Administrator,
(863) 534-4690, within two (2)
working days of your receipt of this
notice; if you are hearing or voice
impaired, call (TDD) (863) 534-
7777, or Florida Relay Service
800-955-8770.
Richard M. Weiss
CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT
COURT
BY: Is/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:
S.B. DOB: 05/01/2004
A MINOR CHILD
SUMMONS AND NOTICE
OF HEARING ON PETITION
FOR TERMINATION OF
PARENTAL RIGHTS
CASE NO.
2002-DP-651600-XX
THE STATE OF FLORIDA TO:
DAVID THOEN
YOU ARE HEREBY NO-
TIFIED that a Petition under
oath has been filed in the
above styled Court for the per-
manent commitment of
S.B., a female child, born on
May 1, 2004, to Sandra Both-
ers.
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 1st day
of February, 2006, for this hear-
ing at POLK COUNTY COURT-
HOUSE, COURTROOM- Juvenile
Division, 5th floor Hearing
Room 5C1-255 N. Broadway,
BARTOW, FLORIDA.
YOUR FAILURE TO APPEAR IN
PERSON WILL BE TREATED AS
A CONSENT TO THE TERMINA-
TION OF PARENTAL RIGHTS
AND YOU WILL PERMANENTLY
LOSE ALL LEGAL RIGHTS AS A
PARENT TO THE. CHILDREN)
AS NAMED IN THE PETITION
FOR TERMINATION OF PAREN-
TAL RIGHTS.
YOU HAVE THE RIGHT TO
HAVE AN ATTORNEY REPRE-
SENT YOU IN THIS MATTER. IF
YOU CANNOT AFFORD AN AT-
TORNEY, YOU MUST BE PRE-
SENT AND REQUEST THAT
THE COURT APPOINT YOU AN
ATTORNEY FOR YOU IF YOU
WANT ONE.
"In accordance with the Ameri-
cans With Disabilities.Act, persons
with disabilities needing a special
accommodation to participate in
this proceeding should contact the
Children & Families Legal Depart-
ment at 1055 US Highway 17
North, Bartow, Florida 33830,
Telephone: 863-534-0062 not later
than seven days prior to the pro-
ceeding. If hearing impaired,
(TDD) 1-800-955-871, or Voice (V)
1-800-955-8770, via Florida Relay
Service."
RICHARD M. WEISS, CLERK
By Patricia A. Bradley
as his Deputy Clerk
(CLERK'S SEAL)
Dec. 15, 22, 29, Jan. 5, 2005-3956





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
SA"ND
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
8.2005.
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


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 Peb-
ble Lime
Per specifications
FOB Bartow, FL
Dec. 8, 15, 2005-3874


IN 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 217
Lakeland, FL 33801
(863) 603-0855
Dec. 8, 15, 2005-3871



IN THE CIRCUIT COURT
FOR POLK COUNTY,
FLORIDA
PROBATE DIVISION
IN RE: ESTATE OF
FRANCES M. CULPEPPER,
Deceased.
FILE NO.
05CP-2735
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.
2005.
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, 15, 2005-3854



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


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT
OF THE 10TH JUDICIAL
CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR
POLK COUNTY, FLORIDA
CIVIL DIVISION
JPMORGAN CHASE BANK, AS
TRUSTEE,
Plaintiff,
vs.
DEBRA 0. ROUSEY A/K/A DE-
BRA OLSON ROUSEY A/K/A DE-
BRA ROUSEY F/K/A DEBRA LEE
OLSON A/K/A DEBRA L. OLSON
A/K/A DEBBY OLSON A/K/A
SHANNON DEBRA LEE, et al.,
Defendants.
CASE NO.:
53-2005CA-003643-0000-WH-
SEC-08
NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE
SALE
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN
pursuant to a Final Judgment of
Foreclosure dated the 229b day of
November 2005, and entered in
Case No. 53-2005CA-003643-
0000-WH-SEC-08 of the Circuit
Court of the 10TH Judicial Circuit
in and for Polk County, Florida,
wherein JPMORGAN CHASE
BANK AS TRUSTEE is the Plain-
tiff and DEBRA 0. ROUSEY A/K/A
DEBRA OLSON ROUSEY A/K/A
DEBRA ROUSEY F/K/A DEBRA
LEE OLSON A/K/A DEBRA L. OL-
SON A/K/A DEBBY OLSON A/K/A
SHANNON DEBRA LEE; UN-
KNOWN SPOUSE OF DEBRA 0.
ROUSEY A/K/A DEBRA OLSON
ROUSEY A/K/A DEBRA ROUSEY
F/K/A DEBRA LEE OLSON A/K/A
DEBRA L. OLSON A/K/A DEBBY
OLSON A/K/A SHANNON DEBRA
LEE; JOHN DOE; JANE DOE AS
UNKNOWN TENANTS) IMN POS-
SESSION OF THE SUBJECT
PROPERTY are defendants. I will
sell to the highest and best bidder
for cash at the EAST END OF
THE EAST CORRIDOR, 1ST
FLOOR, POLK COUNTY COURT-
HOUSE, 255 N BROADWAY,
BARTOW, FLORIDA (ENTRY ON
CHURCH STREET), at the Polk
County Courthouse, in BARTOW,
Florida, at 9:00 a.m. on the 29th
day of December 2005 the fol-
lowing described property as set
forth in said Final Judgment, to
wit:
LOT 5, ARIETTA HILLS, AC-
CORDING TO THE PLAT
THEREOF, RECORDED IN
PLAT BOOK 88, PAGE 21,
OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS
OF POLK COUNTY, FLOR-
IDA.
All sales are to be held at the east
end of the east corridor, first floor,
of the Polk County Courthouse lo-
cated at 255 North Broadway Ave-
nue, Bartow, Florida. Please note
that the main entrance is located
on Church Street. No entry is pos-
sible from Broadway Avenue. In
the event any temporary change is
necessary, the Clerk will post a "
Notice of Change" at the sale loca-
tion directing the bidders to the
temporary sale location.
If you are a person with disabilities
who needs any accommodation in
order to participate in this pro-
ceeding, you are entitled at no
cost to you, to the provision of cer-
tain assistance. Please contact the
Office of the Court Administrator,
(863) 534-4690, within two (2)
working days of your receipt of this
notice; if you are hearing or voice
impaired, call TDD (863) 534-7777
or Florida Relay Services 711.
Dated this 1st day of Decem-
ber, 2005.
RICHARD M WEISS
Clerk Of The Circuit Court
By: /s/ Lori Armiio
Deputy Clerk
(Seal)
Dec..15, 22, 2005-3953


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR
POLK COUNTY, FLORIDA PRO-
BATE DIVISION
IN RE: ESTATE OF
RUTH M. MASON
DECEASED.
FILE NO.
05CP-2812
NOTICE TO CREDITORS
The administration of the estate
of Ruth M. Mason, deceased,
whose date of death was October
23, 2005, and whose Social Secu-
rity is 496-40-0136, 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-
tative and the personal represen-
tative's attorney are set forth be-
low.
All creditors of the decedent
and other persons having claims
or demands against decedent's
estate on whom a copy of this no-
tice is 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 15,
2005.
Personal Representative
William D. Mason
215 6h Terrace E.
Wahneta, Florida 33880
Attorneys for Personal Represen-
tative:
Cynthia J. McMillen
Attorney for Cynthia J. McMillen,


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STATE OF INDIANA
COUNTY OF HUNTINGTON
IN THE HUNTINGTON SUPE-
RIOR COURT
SANDRA R. HYLAND and MI-
CHAEL D. AKERS
VS.
JAMES DANIEL LEWIS and VIC-
TORIA A. LEWIS,
CASE NO.
35D01-0508-CC-202
NOTICE OF PUBLICATION
It appearing to the satisfaction
of the Clerk of said Court by the
Affidavit of Petitioners, Sandra R.
Hyland and Michael D. Akers, that
the following named Defendants',
James Daniel Lewis and Victoria
A. Lewis, residence cannot be as-
certained upon diligent inquiry and
that an action exists for a Com-
plaint For Foreclosure Of A Con-
tract For The Purchase Of Real
Estate located at 435 Hanna
Street, Huntington, Indiana 46750.
Notice is therefore hereby given
said Defendants, James Daniel
Lewis and Victoria A. Lewis, of the
filing and pendency of said action
for foreclosure and that unless the
Defendants, James Daniel Lewis
and Victoria A. Lewis, appear be-
fore the Judge of said Court on the
14th day of February, 2006, at
2:30 p.m. and answer or demur
thereto, the same will be heard
and determined in their absence.
CLERK, HUNTINGTON SUPE-
RIOR COURT
TOURKOW, CRELL, ROSEN-
BLATT & JOHNSTON
BY: Marvin S. Crell, #3438-02
203 E. Berry Street
814 Anthony Wayne Building
Fort Wayne, IN 46802
Telephone: (260) 426-0545
Counsel for Petitioners
Dec. 15, 22, 29, 2005-3969FR




PUBLIC NOTICE
The Bartow Municipal Airport De-
velopment Authority, Bartow, Flor-
ida, hereby gives public notice,
that for 45 days from the date of
this advertisement, it and the Fed-
eral Aviation Administration will re-
ceive written public comments,
pertaining to the development of
Disadvantaged Business Goals for
Federal Aviation Administration
sponsored projects, at the Bartow
Municipal Airport for fiscal year
2006. The DBE goal for this period
is 10.10%. These goals are estab-
lished in accordance with 49 CFR
Part 26. The methodology by
which these goals were estab-
lished is available for review at the
Office of the Executive Director,
Ms. Cynthia Barrow, Bartow Mu-
nicipal Airport, Bartow, Florida
33831-0650, Monday through Fri-
day, from 8 AM until 4:30 PM.
Written comments may be for-
warded to the address sited be-
low.
Ms. Cynthia Barrow
Executive Director
Bartow Municipal Airport
P.O. Box 650
Bartow, Florida 33831-0650
Dec. 15, 2005-3966




STATE OF MICHIGAN
COUNTY OF WAYNE
THIRD JUDICIAL CIRCUIT
COURT
FAMILY DIVISION
ORDER FOR PUBLICATION
ON HEARING
CASE NO. 05447695
PETITION 05022135
1. In the matter of: MAKALLAH
EMERY-DOB-06/08/1994, MAY-
GEN EMERY-DOB-06/08/1994,
MICHAEL EMERY-DOB-10/31/
1997
A Permanent Custody petition has
been filed in the above matter. A
hearing on the petition will be con-
ducted by the court on: WEDNES-
DAY, JANUARY 25, 2006, AT
9:00 A.M., before: Judge JUDY A
HARTSFIELD 34025 located at:
COURTROOM 3-B, LINCOLN
HALL, 1025 E. FOREST, DE-
TROIT, Ml 48207
IT IS THEREFORE ORDERED
that SHANNON MARIE ALLEN
a/k/a SHANNON CLEMONS or
the Biological Mother of MAKAL-
LAH EMERY, MAYGEN EMERY,
MICHAEL EMERY
personally appear before the court
at the time and place stated
above.
Notice to parent'
A petition has been filed with the
court regarding the above named
childrenn. You may appear at the
above time and place and express
your interest, if any, in the
childrenn. Failure to attend the
hearing will constitute a denial of
interest in the children) a waiver
of notice to all subsequent hear-
ings, a waiver of right to appoint-
ment of an attorney, and could re-
sult in termination of your parental
rights..
HEARING MAY RESULT IN TER-
MINATION OF PARENTAL
RIGHTS, PLACEMENT OF THE
CHILDREN) IN THE PERMA-
NENT CUSTODY OF THE
COURT FOR THE PURPOSE OF
ADOPTION PLANNING.
Carolyn M. Cray
Deputy County Clerk i '
Dec: 15, 2005-3948' ,. ...



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Florida Park Service has
opened 20 new cabins at Lake
Louisa State Park with a ribbon-
cutting ceremony.
The grand opening of the new
lakefront cabins brings the total
number of state park cabins in
Florida to 176.
"Lake Louisa State Park's
new cabins offer an additional
option for guests to enjoy the
park overnight," said Depart-
ment of Environmental Protec-
tion Secretary Colleen M. Cas-
tille. "Visitors can now enjoy the
outdoor benefits of our state
parks with more of the comforts
of home."
The cabins are fully air condi-
tioned and feature screened
porches with rocking chairs.
Amenities include a full-service
kitchen, living room with a fold
out couch, two bedrooms, two
baths and a gas fireplace. The
cabins are equipped with solar
powered hot water heaters and
are designed to take advantage
of the light breeze from Lake
Dixie.
"From horseback riding to
camping, Lake Louisa has many
recreational activities for visi-
tors," said Florida State Parks
Director Mike Bullock. "Both
the cabins and camping provide
exceptional ways of extending
your stay."
Lake Louisa State Park
opened in 1977 and encompasses


4,450 acres. Lake Louisa is the
largest in a chain of 13 lakes
connected by the Palatlakaha
River, designated as an Out-
standing Florida Waterway.
The park offers more than 15
miles of horse trails, more than
20 miles of hiking trails, 60 full-
facility campsites, opportunities
for wildlife viewing, a fishing
pier, canoe and kayak launching
and a picnic pavilion on Dixie
Lake.
The first two-time Gold Medal
winner honoring the nation's
best state park service, Florida's
state park system is one of the
largest in the country with 159
parks spanning more than
723,000 acres and 100 miles of
sandy white beach.
From swimming and diving in
Florida's rivers and springs to
birding and fishing or hiking and
riding on natural scenic trails,
Florida's state parks offer year-
around outdoor activities for all
ages. Battle reenactments and
Native American festivals cele-
brate Florida's unique history,
while art shows, museums and
lighthouses offer a window into
Florida's cultural heritage.
To reserve a cabin or campsite
at Lake Louisa or at any Florida
State Park, visit www.reser-
veamerica.com. For more-infor-
mation about Florida State
Parks, visit www.FloridaState-
Parks.org.


Polk County Citizens


Academy Set To Begin


Polk County Board of County
Commissioners will begin a Citi-
zens' Academy Program in Janu-
ary that will allow Polk's resi-
dents and business owners to
"Experience the Magic of Polk."
This new initiative will give
participants the opportunity to
grow in awareness and under-


NOTICE


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 Decembaer

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
Fla Bar #0948977
Attorney for Pui ,oniil 13. pi.se iil,
tive
Dec. 8. 15, 2005-3890


standing of services available in
Polk County.
Citizens' Academy students
will learn through a series of in-
teractive classes that include on-
site field trips to county facili-
ties.
This 11-week program is free
and open to the public. Classes
are set to begin on Jan. 17.
Participants will meet on
Tuesday evenings from 6 to 8:30
p.m.
For more information, call
Polk County's Volunteer Serv-
ices' Office at 534-6089.


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Operation Slow Speed

Reaches 5,000 Boaters


Five thousand boaters got
checked this past weekend as
the Florida Fish and Wildlife
Conservation Commission
(FWC) rolled out its first coordi-
nated statewide manatee law en-
forcement effort along with a
team of more than 45 local,
county, state and federal agen-
cies in 19 counties.
Operation Slow Speed focused
on education due to hurricane-
impacted speed zone signs.
Despite cooler weather and
fewer than expected boaters on
the water, the statewide team ef-.
fort yielded 176 manatee warn-
ings, 128 manatee citations, 319
boating safety warnings, 93
boating safety citations, 23 fish-
ery violation warnings, and 22
fishery violation citations.
In addition, this team per-
formed four search-and-rescue
missions, as well as responded to
30 calls for service. Officers
made one arrest for boating-un-
der-the-influence and two for
Homeland Security violations in
Palm Beach County.
"During this time of the year
we see an influx of seasonal resi-
dents on our waterways," said


Officer Scott Prasse, the opera-
tion's organizer. "That coupled
with seasonal changes in mana-
tee speed zones and migration
patterns makes it crucial for us
to educate boaters. We want to
save lives and manatees."
Through November, 358
manatees have died this year
statewide, 70 by watercraft.
Through Dec. 4, 73 boaters have
died on Florida's waterways.
In 2003, Florida led the na-
tion in boating deaths with 64,
and last year, had 68. Most of
them were preventable.
This is the third year for Op-
eration Slow Speed in Palm
Beach County but the first time
it was a statewide project.
Boaters are required to know
the rules for the waters where
they boat. Replacing signs de-
stroyed by past hurricanes may
take months, but the speed
zones that those signs mark will
still be in effect.
Complete copies of individual
county waterway rules are avail-
able at MyFWC.com/manatee/
rules or by calling the FWC at
850-922-4330.


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USF Commencement

Set Saturday, Dec. 16


That's a powerful
gift for $99


MELISSA LANIER OF BARTOW once again
was asked by the Haines City Stingers to play
with them in the Turkey Trot softball tournament
held in Bartow. Melissa had a strong .750 batting
average and .857 on-base percentage because of
three walks on Saturday. On Sunday, Melissa
took to the mound for a repeat game against a Se-


bring team that they hag to battle to win a come-
back one-run victory on Saturday. It was a differ-
ent story Sunday as the Stingers got an early lead
and never gave it up, winning by four runs. They
ultimately took second place in the tournament.
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Zoning 0Board Eenr ocks


(Continued from Page 1A)
Hammer called CR 540-A "an
absolute disaster zone.
"We've already seen what a
fouled up planning process looks
like on 540-A.
"We don't want a moratorium
on development; we want a
planned' out process. We're not
trying to stop change; we want it
to be good change.
"Eventually the city's going to
have to take responsibility for
that (E.F. Griffin) Road."
Schreiber said that there is lit-
tle traffic now on E.F. Griffin
Road, and that it meets the high-
est traffic standard, Level of
Service A.
Hammer said that with the
projected developments already
in the works on E.F. Griffin Road,
the level of service will drop to C.
Mrs. Brewer told Hammer
that McQuillen's latest proposal
"is a good compromise."
Hammer asked her what she
considered to be compatible
development next to existing
five-acre homesites.
"Residential," she replied,
adding, "I think they're doing an
admirable job" of responding to
neighborhood concerns.
"The' developers are so power-
ful," Hammer said. "They have
really deep pockets."
He aiid his goal was to main-
tain "dthe feel" of Bartow.
Kim Thompson, who moved to
E.F. Griffin Road from Mulberry,'
said that real estate agents tell
her that homes on large lots often
sell before they are even listed.
"We believe there's a market
for homes on acreage," she added.
Terry Frost, who lives on E.F.
Griffin Road, said of McQuillen's
homes: "The quality of his prod-
uct is absolutely undisputed.
t "We just want space out
there."
She read a letter' from Judy
Clark, president of the Bartow
Board of Realtors, urging the city
to promote development of one-
acre homesites.
"We would like to offer up-
scale properties" instead of hav-
ing to take clients to Lakeland to
find executive housing, her letter
said.
Brent Geohagan, lawyer for
John and Terry Frost in a lawsuit
they have filed against the Silver
Companies Development, told
the board that the city created


Rural Estate zoning in response
to calls for low density housing;
He said the McQuillen appli-
cation "is a litmus test for
whether that was just a nice ges-
ture." No other place in Bartow is
more appropriate for one-acre
homesites than E.F. Griffin Road,
he said. .
He predicted that developers
will not apply for one-acre zoning
without prodding from the zon-
ing board.
"If you're going to implement
RE-1 zoning, you'll have to tell
somebody 'no,'" he said.
Schreiber asked if the Burt J.
Harris Act relating to land devel-
opment could cause the city lia-
bility if McQuillen's application
were denied.
Geohagan replied that the
Harris Act applies only to "a tak-
ing" by government, not to zoning
regulation.
T. Franklin Black, who lives
on E.F. Griffin road, told the
board: "We want quality."
He cited development of
Traskwood and other residential
developments on Lyle Parkway
as proof that there is a market in
Bartow for low density, high
quality housing.
Most of the existing homes on
E.F. Griffin Road are on lots of
one acre or more, he said.
Disputing Schreiber's asser-
tion that there is little traffic on
E.F. Griffin Road, John Frost told
the board: "Traffic on that road is
just getting horrible."
Referring to the Latin motto
on the city seal, Urbs in Rure,
Frost said: "We will no longer be
the town in the country."
He said that developments of
two to four homes per acre are
not compatible with five-acre
homesites.
Brian Garrett, representing
Our Town Bartow, told the board:
"The battle lines have pretty_
much been drawn. If this is not
the place for Rural Estate zoning,
then I don't guess there is a
place."
Many cities "don't just settle
for what comes along," he said,
urging the board to hold out "for
what is best for Bartow."
James Clements, a real estate
agent,' spoke in favor of
McQuillen's development.
He said that what local resi-
dents think of as "Old Bartow" is
the area south of downtown.
"The zoning board and the city


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commission have- a fiduciary
responsibility to the citizens of
Bartow to approve developments
of this type," he said.
Clements added that the
1,300-home development under
way at the north end of E.F.
Griffin Road "is the one people
should have been jumping up
and down about."
He predicted that McQuillen
could seek deannexation from the
city and win approval of his
development from the county
commission.
The Florida Dept. of
Community Affairs defines com-
patibility as residential develop-
ment next to other residential
development, as opposed to com-
mercial property or other land
use, he said.
As the hour-and-a-half public
hearing drew to an end,
Schreiber said that with a gated
development like McQuillen is
proposing, the city does not
assume the responsibility for
maintaining the streets.
McQuillen said he would pre-
fer a berm to walls around his
development'
"Ninety percent, of my cus-
tomers want to keep people from
driving through the neighbor-
hood," he said.
Raulerson told his fellow
board members: "I think we're
getting some pretty clear direc-
tion from the citizens and the city
commission" to encourage Rural
Estate zoning on E.F. Griffin
Road.
"This board's primary interest
is zoning, not the finances of the
city."
Schreiber disagreed, saying
the board should consider the
economic impact on city govern-
ment.
"I would love to see RE-1 zon-
ing shown on an overlay on a
map of Bartow," indicating where
low density development should
go, Marchman said.
Schreiber said that some of
the Clear Springs Land Co.
acreage could be developed with
low. density housing.
Mrs. Brewer moved to approve
R-1-3A zoning for the McQuillen
development, with a maximum of
41 homesites. Schreiber second-
ed.
The vote was tied, with
Marchman and Raulerson voting
against the motion.



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-David Lloyd George


University of South Florida
Lakeland will recognize the
achievements of 87 students at
commencement Dec. 16.
The ceremony will take place
at 7 p.m. in the Youkey Theatre
of the Lakeland Center, 301
West Lime Street.
Seventy-one students will re-
ceive bachelor's degrees, and 16
will earn master's degrees.
USF President Judy Genshaft
will confer the degrees.
The ceremony will feature a
keynote address by Senator
Paula Dockery and a presenta-
tion of awards to Dr. Sherrie
Nickell and graduating senior,
Jerry Miller.
Miller also will receive special
recognition during the ceremony






Bartow Women's Golf Associa-
tion had two matches during the
past two weeks.
On Nov. 26, Mandy Singletary
and and Ethel Smith tied in a
quota points match with +2
strokes each.
On Dec. 4 through 6, Carol
Lowden won a quota points
match with +10 strokes.


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Dr. Mac Rigel Is New Pastor At
Fort Meade First Church of God


Christmas
Events Set at
New Experience
New Experience Victory and
Praise Tabernacle in Bartow will
hold its annual youth Christmas
program Saturday, Dec. 17, at 6
p.m., at the church.
The church's annual
Christmas banquet will take
place Monday, Dec. 19, at 6 p.m.,
at Polk Street Community
Center.
A love offering will be accept-
ed.
The church is located at 870
Main Street.

Gospel Sing in
Bartow Sunday
A gospel sing is planned at
Faith Deliverance in Christ
Outreach Ministries, Inc., in
Bartow, this 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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News On

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Dr. Malcolm "Mac" Rigel for-
mally accepted the call to become
pastor of Fort Meade First
Church of God on Sunday, Dec.
11.
Dr. Rigel had been supply pas-
tor at the church for four months.
He has served several church-
es in Florida, and served in the
U.S. Navy in the Pacific during
World War II.
Dr. Rigel has been at Warner
Southern College for more than
30 years as trustee, administra-
tor, and professor. He continues
as an adjunct faculty in the
School of Ministry at the college.
He earned an M.A. from the
University of South Florida in
rehabilitation counseling. He
received a master's of sacred the-
ology in clinical pastoral educa-
tion supervision from the
University of Dubuque
Theological Seminary in Iowa,
and a doctor of sacred theology
from Emory University in
Atlanta.
Dr. Rigel's wife, Martha, also
has an M.A. in rehabilitation
counseling from the University of
South Florida.
Besides being a wife and moth-
er, she has been a teacher, coun-
selor, and social worker for sever-
al public schools, Warner
Southern College, and govern-


meant and private social agencies
in Florida and Indiana.
The Rigels plan to move into
the parsonage in Fort Meade
after the first of January and
become active in the community.
The Christmas musical, "I'll
Be Home For Christmas," will be
presented at the church on
Sunday, Dec. 18, at 10:30 a.m.
Sunday school begins at 9:30
a.m., with Sunday evening gath-
ering at 6 p.m.
The church is located at 215
South Perry Avenue.



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Dr. Malcolm "Mac" Rigel


will present a live nativity enact-
ment at 809 South Poplar Avenue
in Fort Meade, this Friday and
Saturday, as well as Friday, Dec.
23, and Saturday, Dec. 24.
The event will take place from
6 to 9 p.m.
"Live animals will be a special
feature of the presentation," said
Brenda Boyd, director of the
Heaven's Angels Drama Team, a


LIV6 NRtiVity in Fort Meade Victory Life and Praise
TO Present Christmas Play
Heaven's An els Drama Team a minister of Cornerstone Church


of God in Fort Meade.
"Children will be welcomed to
pet the live donkey, sheep, goat,
ducks, and other animals, as well
as observe drama team members
portray the nativity of the birth of
Christ," Mrs. Boyd said.

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Musings From God's Penman


A Special Christmas Tradition


By REV. JAMES L. SNYDER

A tradition, a friend of mine
used to opine, is anything done
more than once.
He just may have something
there.
I love tradition; however, many
people turn their nose up at the
word as though it was a bad
smell.
I have always believed tradi-
tion is the glue holding families
together.
Many important traditions
focus on the Christmas season.
One tradition in our family cen-
tered on the annual Christmas
tree.
Nobody in our family can
remember how this tradition
started or even why. I have my
suspicions, but some suspicions
are better kept to themselves.
Through the years, our
Christmas ritual seemed to grow.
Each year seemed better than. the
previous.
Of course, it could have been
my imagination, but what is life
without a vivid and expanding
imagination?
According to my father, no self-
respecting family would allow an
artificial Christmas tree to invade
their home. In his mind, it was
sacrilegious, and he went to great
pains making sure our Christmas
tree each year was worthy of our
family celebration.
Our Christmas tree ritual had
three primary elements to it.
The first element was cutting
our own Christmas tree. This
called for finding the right tree for
our living room.
One year, I remember, my
father brought a tree home and
could not get it through the front
door. He ended up cutting off the
top of the tree, which became our
Christmas tree that year.
Most years, it took my father


several months before he found
just the right tree for our
Christmas celebration. He start-
ed his Christmas tree quest
around the first of September.
Years later, I discovered this
was just his excuse for getting out
of the house and walking the
fields. As I got older, I was
allowed to join him in this all-
important pursuit for the right
Christmas tree.
"What are we looking for?" I
queried my father.
"The best looking Christmas
tree in the world," he replied.
As far as I was concerned, one
tree looked like another. I could
never tell the difference. But my
father always assured me, "Son,
we'll know it when we see it."
And he was always right. I did-
n't know what we were looking
for, but when we found it, we
always recognized it.
At least Dad said so, and he
would not lie about something so
important.
When we did find the right
tree, Dad and I always shared a
moment of silence, teaching me
the importance of admiring God's
creation.
Whether my father was manip-
ulating my imagination or not, I
probably will never know. All I
know is that every year we had
the perfect Christmas tree.
Once found, the tree had to be
cut and not just any old way
would do for dear old dad.
"There's a right way and
there's a wrong way to cut a
Christmas tree," he instructed
me.
The second element of our
Christmas tree tradition was set-
ting it up in our living room.
This, according to my father,
was man's work. If not set up
properly, the tree could tip over
and potentially ruin our
Christmas.


Dad and I worked the good
part of an afternoon making sure
the tree was properly set. I can
still smell the fragrance of those
freshly cut pine trees.
Decorating the tree was a dif-
ferent matter, which was Mother
and my sister's job. Once the tree
was set, we would leave it in their
capable hands.
The last element of our
Christmas tree tradition was dis-
posing of the tree in the dignity it
deserved.
Dad and I, after my mother
and sister had removed all of the
decorations, would remove the
tree out into the backyard. There
we would set it up for the birds
that chose to winter in our back-
yard.
Then we would put all kinds of
things on the tree for the birds,
everything from seeds to peanut
butter.
I asked about the peanut but-
ter once and he smiled, saying
"It's for the squirrels."
The importance of family tradi-
tions is not what a family does,
but that a family does it together.
Some people have the idea that
tradition in and of itself is bad. Of
course, it all depends on the tra-
dition under consideration.
I will grant you, certain tradi-
tions do more harm than good. If
a person observes a tradition sim-
ply because they have observed it
in the past and for no other rea-
son, that is probably not a good
thing.
Christmas is a time saturated
with traditions of all kinds. I
believe many people simply go
through empty traditions during
this time of the year, which carry


no real significance to them.
At Christmas time, they take a
tradition out and after
Christmas, put it neatly back
where they found it to wait anoth-
er year.
One tradition falling into this
category honors the birth of Jesus
Christ; God come in the flesh. A
myriad of Christmas carols cele-
brate this wonderful truth.
However, when the Christmas
tree comes down, this marvelous
truth of God's incarnation is put
away.
The birth of Jesus Christ is a
marvelous tradition filled with
truth that changes our life and
nourishes our spiritual growth
day by day.
Christ "come in the flesh" is
more than just a tradition cele-
brated once a year. It is a reality
affecting every day I live.
The Bible says, "For God so
loved the world, that he gave his
only begotten Son, that whosoev-
er believeth in him should not
perish, but have everlasting life"
(John 3:16 KJV).
Now that's a tradition worth
celebrating.

Rev. James L. Snyder is pastor
of the Family of God Fellowship
located at 1471 Pine Road in
Silver Springs -Shores. He lives
with his wife, Martha, in Silver
Springs Shores, and can be con-
tacted by e-mail at jamessny-
der2@att.net. 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.


Victory Life and Praise Church
in Bartow will host a premier of a
modern Christmas play this
Saturday, Dec. 17, at 7 p.m.
The drama "Don't Cry for Me .
S." is set in the year 2005, and
highlights the life of a young teen
runaway and the lessons she
learns about family and God.
The Victory Life and Praise
Extreme Teens will be performing


the play, which was written and
directed by David Driggers.
Admission is free.
Refreshments will be served
immediately following the perfor-
mance.
The church is located at 530
West Hooker Street.
For more information, call 533-
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Psychiatrists and psychologists tell us that more peo-
ple become depressed at the end of the year than at any
other time. Some people's moods are actually sensitive to
the amount of light in their environment, and therefore
as we approach the winter solstice (the shortest day of
the year), these people find their moods declining. This
affliction is known by the acronym "SAD," which stands
for Seasonal Affective Disorder, and for most people suf-
fering from this, it results in mild to moderate depres-
sion. Some people, however, suffer from more severe
depressions at this time of year, perhaps because they
have sad associations with the holidays, or because they
are alone, and they see others happily enjoying the fes-
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can also be a particularly lonely time for single people
without friends or family with whom to spend the holi-
days. If you are feeling sad and lonely as we approach the
year's end, don't think that you have to just "tough it out"
or go it alone. Talk to a trusted spiritual advisor, your
doctor, or a therapist. Help is readily available, but you
have to seek it out. Also, try to find people to spend time
with at the holidays, whether they are supportive friends
or family members. And finally, don't forget to ask God for
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The Polk County Democrat


Reflections On Faith


Out of My Range


by Peggy Kehoe


When Celebrating Christmas Was Criminal


By ROGER CAMPBELL

In 1644, the English Parlia-
ment outlawed Christmas. No
celebrationss of any kind were to
oe tolerated that commemorated
the season.
What caused this revolt
against celebrating the birth of
Christ?
Was there a political conspir-
acy to do away with Christian-
ity? Were the members of Parlia-
ment so interested in being in-
clusive that they feared the wide
public recognition of one relig-
ious holiday might obscure oth-
ers?
Did they think England was
getting too religious? Were
doubters demanding their rights
of privacy from the songs and
sounds of Christmas?
No, none of the above.
What then?
Walter B. Knight, in his book,
Knight's Master Book of Illustra-
tions, says Christmas celebra-
tions were forbidden because
they had gotten out of hand.
According to Knight, the
meaning of Christmas had be-
come lost in a maelstrom of
drunkenness, rioting, and de-
pravity.
Law-abiding people found it
necessary to stay indoors for
their own safety. And in re-


spending to this crisis, Parlia-
ment made celebrating Christ-
mas criminal.
What, then, rescued Christ-
mas? What brought it back in a
form that cultivated peace on
earth, good will toward men?
What enabled people to finally
reject carnal cravings that had
no reason to be part of the cele-
bration of this historic event?
"Christmas carols," writes
Knight.
Excesses gave Christmas a
bad name.
Musical expressions of the
heart issues of Christmas re-
stored it to public favor, ending
the restrictions placed on its
celebration.
Thirty years after Parlia-
ment's ban on celebrating
Christmas, Isaac Watts was
born.
Watts was somewhat frail,
only five-feet tall, but took to
books and poetry as a child.
He learned Latin at age 4,
Greek at 9, and Hebrew at 13.
He wrote more than 600 hymns,
aftong them being his enduring
Christmas carol, "Joy to the
World," with its focus on praise
and peace.
The pleasing tune was
adapted from one found in the
masterful work of George Fre-


derick Handel, composer of "The
Hallelujah Chorus," which still
moves crowds to rise in rever-
ence when played by orchestras
or presented by choirs at Christ-
mas and Easter.
Handel also had a hand in the
music of "While Shepherds
Watched Their Flocks by Night."
Other composers kept adding
what are now well-known as
Christmas carols: "Silent Night,"
"Away in a Manger," "It Came
upon a Midnight Clear," The
First Noel," "0 Little Town of
Bethlehem," and "Hark! The
Herald Angels Sing," to name
some favorites.
Now, every year during the
Christmas season, these classic
carols with their life-changing
lyrics are rediscovered, re-
hearsed, played over sound sys-
tems in malls, and legally pre-
sented to millions in myriads of
media outlets.
This is powerful proof that liv-
ing out the message of Christ-
mas is stronger than laws, bans,
or boycotts in accomplishing the
purposes of what began in a sta-
ble in Bethlehem so long ago.
Celebrating Christmas is
about more than giving it's
about living out the inner
change made in those who have
received the greatest gift of all.


k Bethlehem Marketplace In

Winter Haven This Weekend


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.

Free Movie,

Games, at


Holy Trinity

This Saturday
Take a break on behalf of
Holy Trinity Episcopal Church
in Bartow this Saturday, Dec.
17, with a free showing of the
movie, "The Polar Express."
Sponsored by The Society Inc.
of Lakeland, the event will take
place from 9 a.m. to noon, and
will feature the movie and
games, as well as a concession
stand offering hot dogs, popcorn,
candy, and drinks.
The church is located at 500
West Stuart Street.


Seeds from

the Sower

By Michael A. Guido


It was reported that two zoo
attendants were searching for an
escaped monkey.
They found him sitting on a
park bench reading two books.
One was the Bible, the other was
Darwin's "Origin of the Species."
"What's he doing?" asked one.
The other answered, "He's
trying to decide whether he's his
brother's keeper, or his keeper's
brother."
I'm glad I came from the Mas-
ter and not a monkey.
When God produced man, He
didn't cause him to evolve from
some lower form of life. His crea-
tion was something new.
The Bible says, "God created
man in His own image."


Ancient Bethlehem will come
alive as Calvary Baptist Church
in Winter Haven presents "Beth-
lehem Marketplace" this Friday,
Saturday, and Sunday, Dec. 16-
18.
All are invited to visit Bethle-
hem 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
and pass the census takers to
take in the sights of old Bethle-
hem. Walking the streets that
Mary and Joseph did, looking for


an inn, guests will encounter Ro-
man soldiers and other citizens.
The route will go by street
vendors, including a silversmith,
fish vendor, carpenters, and oth-
ers from the period, hawking
their wares. Visitors will see .the
synagogue 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 lo-
cated on 2101 Overlook Drive
Southeast.
For more information, call the
church office at 324-4262.


ARP's 'Voices of Christmas'

Cantata Slated For Dec. 18


A Christmas Cantata, "The
Voices of Christmas," by Joseph
M. Martin, will be presented by
the Associate Reformed Presby-
terian Church choir on Sunday,
Dec. 18, at the 11 a.m. worship
service.
Narrated by associate pastor,
Rev. Charles Clendinen, the can-
tata will be directed by Janet
Heidtman, and accompanied by
Sarah Gibson, piano; Al McKen-
zie, bass; and Lyda Frankenbur-
ger, flute.
The cantata includes English,
Welsh, Austrian, French, and
German carols, in addition to
original compositions by Joseph
Martin, and narration by Pam-
ela Martin.
Soloists will be Marion Harri-
son, Stephanie Harrison, Karen
Hall, Robbie Post, and Walker
Lyle.
Sopranos will be Marion Har-
rison, Stephanie Harrison,


Karen Hall, Liz Whatley, Deb
Oates, Kristi Green, Hanna
Oates, Helen Gienau, Martha
McKenzie, Laura Baine, and
Ginger Read.
Altos will be Barbara Lassi-
ter, Martha Post, Ellie Haag, Bet
James, Phyllis Ball, Debbie
McLean, Elspeth Belflower, and
Sandy Sewell.
Tenors will be Buie Geiger,
Bob Kelly, Gail O'Doski, Neil
Bontrager, and Robbie Post.
Basses will be Hugh Craw-
ford, Jackie James, Steve Harri-
son, Walker Lyle, Dick Glasgow,
Billy Brown, and Dick Post.
The church is located at 205
East Stanford Street in Bartow.
A special candlelight Christ=
mas Eve Communion Service
will be held at the church on Sat-
urday, Dec. 24, at 6 p.m.
Jenny Heidtman, mezzo-so-
prano from Atlanta, will be spe-
cial soloist.


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bowl; mix well.
Put butter and sugar in medi-
um bowl. Beat with an electric
mixer on medium speed 3 to 4
minutes, or until well blended.
Add egg and vanilla; mix well.
Add flour mixture; mix well.
Put chocolate chips and milk
in a small saucepan. Heat, stir-
ring constantly, over low heat
until chocolate melts. Stir in
reserve maraschino cherry juice.
Let cool slightly.
Shape dough into 1-inch balls.
Place on ungreased baking pan.
Push in centers with thumb;
spoon 1 teaspoon chocolate mix-
ture into each thumbprint and
top with a cherry.
Bake in 350-degree oven 10 to
12 minutes, or until cookies are
firm. Remove to wire racks. Let
cool completely. Store in an air-
tight container.
Makes about 3 dozen.


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Delight family and friends
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48 red or green maraschino
cherries (about one 16-ounce
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1 cup butter or margarine,
softened
1/3 cup confectioners' sugar
1/2 teaspoon almond extract
2-1/4 cups all-purpose flour
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup finely chopped pecans
Confectioners' sugar
Drain maraschino cherries
thoroughly on paper towels; set
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fectioners' sugar in a large mix-
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mixer on medium speed 3 to 4
minutes, or until well mixed. Stir
in almond extract. Add flour and
salt; mix well. Stir in pecans.
Shape about 2 teaspoons
dough around each cherry. Place
on an ungreased cookie sheet
about 1 inch apart. Bake in a pre-
heated 375-degree oven 12 to 15
minutes, or until set but not
brown. Roll in confectioners'
sugar while still warm. Let cool.
If desired, roll in confectioners'
sugar again.
Makes 4 dozen.


Holiday Coffee Cake
This taste-tempter will win
rave reviews at a holiday brunch.
1 (10-ounce) jar maraschino
cherries
1 (8-ounce) package cream
cheese, softened
1/2 cup slivered almonds
1/2 cup granulated sugar
1/2 tsp. almond extract'
2 (8-ounce) packages crescent
rolls
1/2 cup confectioners' sugar
1 to 2 tsp. milk
1/4 tsp. almond extract
Drain maraschino cherries;
discard juice or save for another
use. Reserve 10 maraschino cher-
ries for garnish; chop remaining
cherries. Combine chopped cher-


Wauchula First Christian to
Present Musical Dec. 17-18


First Christian Church of
Wauchula will give a presenta-
tion of the musical, "Come! in
Grace and Glory," at the historic
Wauchula City Hall auditorium
at 225 East Main Street, on Sat-
urday, Dec. 17, and Sunday, Dec.
18.
Doors will open at 6:30 p.m.,
with the musical beginning at 7.
All seating in the 400-seat
venue is general admission and
tickets are $5 at the door.
Proceeds will be donated to


the Hardee Help Center.
Tom Hartman directs the pro-
duction.
Featured soloists are Joey
Kirkland, Dawn Atkinson-Jones,
Tony Stockton, Jen Canary,
Mike Milby, Lisa Johnston, Er-
ica Eisenhauer, Pammy Jo Rob-
erts, Sylvia Henry, and Tom
Taylor.
Sound and lighting will be
provided by Big Dogg Audio.
For more information, call
863-773-9243.


Holiday Coffee Cake


ries, cream cheese, almonds,
sugar, and almond extract; mix
well.
Separate each can of crescent
roll dough into 2 rectangles;
press firmly at edges and perfo-
rations to make one large rectan-
gle. Roll or pat into a rectangle
about 15x13 inches.
Spread cream cheese mixture
over dough. Roll up dough start-
ing at long side of rectangle.
Place seam-side down on greased
baking sheet. Form into a ring,
firmly pressing ends together.
With scissors or a sharp knife,
cut almost through ring at 1-inch
intervals. Turn each section
slightly on its side.
Bake in a preheated 350-
degree oven 20 to 25 minutes or
until golden brown. If necessary,
cover with foil during last 5 min-
utes to prevent over browning.
Carefully remove from pan to
wire rack.
Combine confectioners' sugar,
milk and almond extract to make
a glaze. Drizzle over coffee cake.
Garnish with reserved whole
cherries. Refrigerate leftovers.
Makes about 15 servings.


Maraschino Brownies
When the neighborhood kids
gather at your house, these moist
brownies are quick-to-fix.
1 (21-1/2- to 22-1/2-ounce)
package brownie mix
1 (8-ounce) container plain
low-fat yogurt
1 (10-ounce) jar maraschino
cherries, drained
Prepare brownie mix accord-
ing to package directions, adding
yogurt with liquid ingredients;
mix well. Stir in cherries. Spoon
batter into greased and floured
13x9x2-inch baking pan. Make
sure cherries are evenly distrib-
uted.
Bake in a preheated 350-
degree oven 28 to 30 minutes. Do
not overbake. Brownies will be
moist and cannot be tested with
wooden pick.
Makes 2 dozen bars.


Lemon Cherry Squares
This variation of lemon bars
will please family and friends.
1 (10-ounce) jar maraschino
cherries
1 (16-1/2-ounce) package
lemon bar mix
3 eggs
1/2 cup sour cream
Confectioners' sugar
Drain maraschino cherries;
discard juice or save for another
use. Chop cherries; drain again.
Set aside.
Press ready-to-use crumb mix-
ture from lemon bar mix into the
bottom of an ungreased 9x9x2-
inch baking pan. Bake in a pre-
heated 350-degree oven 10 min-
utes. Remove from oven.
Meanwhile, combine filling
packet from lemon bar mix with
eggs and sour cream; mix with a
fork until well blended. Stir in
chopped cherries. Pour cherry
mixture over hot crust. Bake in a
350-degree oven 26 to 28 min-
utes, or until very light brown.
Let cool completely in pan.
Cut into squares. (For ease in
cutting, use a wet knife.)
Sprinkle with confectioners'
sugar before serving. Store bars,
covered, in refrigerAor.
Makes 16 squares.


Party Cheese Ball
Save time by preparing this
appetizer in-ldvance.
1/2 cup (about 14) maraschino
cherries
2 (8-ounce) packages cream
cheese, softened
1 (8-ounce) can crushed
pineapple, well drained
1 cup walnuts, chopped


Crackers or cut-up vegetables
Drain maraschino cherries on
paper towels. Chop cherries and
drain again.
Beat cream cheese with elec-
tric mixer on medium speed 3 to
4 minutes, or until cream cheese
is smooth. Stir i pineapple and
cherries. Refrigerate until firm,
about 1 hour.
Shape cheese mixture into two
(4-inch) balls. Roll cheese balls in
walnuts, pressing nuts into sur-
face to adhere. Refrigerate about
1 hour, or until chilled.
Serve as a spread with crack-
ers or vegetables.
Makes 2 (4-inch) cheese balls.
Tip: You can prepare this
appetizer in advance, then freeze
it for later use. Allow cheese balls
to thaw in refrigerator before
serving.


Cherry Sangria
A refreshing nonalcoholic
drink.
1 (32- to 40-ounce) bottle cher-
ry juice blend
1 (6-ounce) jar maraschino
cherries, undrained
1/2 cup orange juice
2 tablespoons lemon juice
1 orange, thinly sliced
1 lemon, thinly sliced
2 (10- to 12-ounce) bottles club
soda or lemon-lime carbonated
beverage, chilled
Combine cherry juice blend,
maraschino cherries with their
liquid, orange juice and lemon
juice in a large pitcher; mix well.
Add orange and lemon slices.
Refrigerate, covered, 2 to 3
hours.
Before serving, add club soda;
stir gently. Serve over ice cubes
in tall glasses. Garnish with
additional maraschino cherries
and orange slices, if desired.
Makes about 2 quarts.


Heavenly Eggnog
1 10-ounce jar maraschino
cherries
1 quart plus 1 cup prepared
eggnog (regular or reduced fat),
divided
1 tsp. vanilla extract
Drain cherries, reserving juice
(about 1/2 cup). Place -one cherry
in each compartment of a 1-inch
ice cube tray. Fill tray with 1 cup
eggnog. Freeze until solid. Stir
reserve cherry juice and vanilla
into 1 quart eggnog; refrigerate
until ready to use.
When ready to serve, place
eggnog ice cubes in glasses. Fill
with cherry flavored eggnog.
(Eggnog will not be diluted by the
water of regular ice cubes.
Rather the flavor will be main-
tained with the eggnog cubes).
Makes 8 (4-oz.) servings.
*Note: Use 2 cups eggnog to
make a "cherry ring." Arrange
cherries in bottom of ring mold.
Add slivers of green maraschino
cherries for leaves, if desired.
Pour in small amount of eggnog;
freeze until firm. Add eggnog to
fill. Freeze until solid. Unmold
into punch bowl filled with cher-
ry flavored eggnog.


Cheery Spiced Cider
This tasty beverage is a treat
for youngsters.
1 quart apple cider
3/4 cup orange juice
1/4 cup maraschino cherry
juice
1 (3-inch) stick cinnamon
1 strip (1/2x3-inches) orange
peel
3 whole cloves
3 whole allspice
16 maraschino cherries
8 orange slice halves
Put apple cider, orange juice,
maraschino cherry juice, cinna-
mon sticks, orange peel, cloves
and allspice in a l rge saucepan;
bring to a boil. RedUce heat; sim-
mer 15 minutes. Strain out cin-
namon sticks, orange peel, cloves
and allspice. Place 2 maraschino
cherries and 1 orange slice half in
each of six mugs. Pour about 2/3
cup spiced cider over cherries.
Serve warm. '
Makes 8 servings.
Note: Spiced cider can be pre-
pared in advance and reheated
just before serving.


Cherry Almond Clusters
A sweet treat for any holiday
gathering.
1 (8-ounce) package semisweet.


baking chocolate
1 cup slivered almonds, toast-
ed
1 cup dried tart cherries


Ho Ho Surprises


Break up chocolate and put it
in a microwave-safe bowl.
Microwave on high (100 percent)
power 2 minutes, stirring
halfway through the heating
time. Stir until chocolate is com-
pletely melted. Add almonds and
dried cherries; mix until com-
pletely coated with chocolate.
Drop by teaspoons onto waxed
paper. Refrigerate until firm.
To toast almonds: Spread
almonds on an ungreased baking
sheet. Bake in a preheated 350-
degree oven 5 to 7 minutes, stir-
ring occasionally.
Makes 2 dozen.


Hot Shot Cherries
Pecans and cherries pack a
punch!
2 cups pecan halves
1 cup dried tart cherries
2 tablespoons Worcestershire
sauce
1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper,
or to taste
1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
1/2 teaspoon seasoned salt, or
to taste
1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
1 to 2 tablespoons vegetable
oil
Combine pecans and cherries
in a medium bowl. In a small
bowl, combine Worcestershire
sauce, cayenne, garlic powder,
seasoned salt, cumin and
oregano; mix well. Pour over
pecan mixture; stir to coat.
Heat oil in a large skillet over
medium heat. Add pecan mix-
ture. Cook, stirring constantly, 4
to 5 minutes. Do not allow mix-
ture to burn. Remove from heat.
Spread pecans on waxed paper to
cool. Store in a tightly covered
container.
Makes about 3 cups.


Crunchy Cherry Party Mix
Easy-to prepare snack is a hol-
iday favorite.
4 cups bite-size corn or rice
square cereal (such as Corn or
Rice Chex)
2 cups bite-size wheat square
cereal (such as Wheat Chex)
2 cups broken whole grain
Melba toast
2 cups small fat-free pretzel
twists
3 tablespoons margarine or
butter, melted
1 tablespoon Worcestershire
sauce
2 teaspoons chili powder
1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
1/4 teaspoon onion powder
1/8 teaspoon ground red pep-
per
1-1/2 cups dried tart cherries
Put corn or rice cereal, wheat
cereal, Melba toast and pretzels
in a large bowl; stir to mix. In a
glass measuring cup or small
bowl, stir together melted mar-
garine or butter, Worcestershire
sauce, chili powder, garlic pow-
der, onion powder and ground red
pepper. Drizzle over cereal mix-
ture. Toss to coat.
Spread cereal mixture in a
15xl0xl-inch (or a 13x9x2-inch)
baking pan. Bake in a preheated
300-degree oven about 25 min-
utes, stirring every 7 to 8 min-
utes. Remove from oven; stir in
dried cherries.
Pour onto alumitmn i I'oil to
cool completely. Store in a tightly
covered container for up to I
week.
Makes 20 (1/2 cup) servings.
Note: For a whole new i'!:\r,
substitute 1 table, poo n .i
blend seasoning mix for the chili
powder, garlic powder, onion
powder, and red pepper.


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The Polk County Democrat December 15, 2005


ti


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 12th 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
COUPT. ATTN: TAX DEED DEPT,
-'". t. 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:
08-30-25-41 8500-
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 January
which is the 12th 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, 2005-3852


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-
032012
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. 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 12th 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, 2005-3849









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:
MARGARITA 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 COMMANDED to
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, 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. 8, 15, 22, 29, 2005-3857


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
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 COMMANDED to
be and appear before MAGIS-
TRATE ROBIN MATHIS JACK-
SON in HEARING ROOM at 9:00
A.M. on WEDNESDAY the 4th
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 fO
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.. It 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



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-1,07 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-1 02/111 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



IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN
AND FOR POLK COUNTY,
FLORIDA
IN RE: THE MARRIAGE OF
NANCY IRVIN,
Petitioner/Wife,
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 the1Wife's attorney, Gregg S.
Kamp, Esquire, whose address is
P O. Box 6235, Lakeland, Florida
33807. on or before December 28,
20_Q5, 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


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.
2_Q.5, 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


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 21St day
of November, 2005.
Richard Weiss
CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT
COURT
BY: /s/ Lori Armilo
Deputy Clerk
(Court Seal)
Dec. 8, 15. 2005-3841


Democrat & Leader
Advertising pays
BIG Dividends


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


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 338"30-9000 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, 1 5, 22, 29, 2005-3850


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
LAKELrAND, FL 33805
YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an


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










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 Decemberl
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


AND OBJECTIONS NOT SO
FILED WILL BE FOREVER
BARRED.
The date of the first publication
of this notice is December B 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


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 1G6CD5155K4276665
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
lienholder, or person in posses-
sion of the property at the time of
seizure has the right to request an
adversarial preliminary hearing
from the Tenth Judicial Circuit
Court to determine whether prob-
able cause exists to believe that
Captioned Property has been or is
being used in violation of the Flor-
ida Contraband Forfeiture Act.
3. A Complaint seeking forfei-
ture of Captioned Property was
filed in the Circuit Court of the
Tenth Judicial Circuit in and for
Polk County on or about 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
Bartow, 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 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 Statutes, 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 30Q 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


In accordance with the American
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


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 ($2,41 0.00) 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,


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 00/100
DOLLARS ($3,459.00) U.S.
CURRENCY

CASE NO:
2005CA-0041 85
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 3UP 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, 1 5, 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.


6B


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
10TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND
FOR POLK COUNTY, FLORIDA
LONG BEACH MORTGAGE
COMPANY, A DELAWARE COR-
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 of the Court Administrator,
(863) 534-4690, within two (2)
working days of your receipt of this
notice; if you are hearing or voice
impaired, call TDD (863) 534-7777
or Florida Relay Services 711.
WITNESS my hand and 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:
05CP-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 are
set forth below.
All creditors of the decedent
and other persons having
claims or demands against de-
cedent's estate, on whom a
copy of this notice is served
must file their claims with this
court WITHIN THE LATER OF 3
MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF
THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF
THIS NOTICE OR 30 DAYS AF-
TER THE DATE OF SERVICE OF
A COPY OF THIS NOTICE ON
THEM.
All other creditors of the de-
cedent and other persons hav-
ing claims or demands against
decedent's estate, must file
their claims with this court
WITHIN 3 MONTHS AFTER THE
DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICA-
TION OF THIS NOTICE.
ALL CLAIMS NOT SO FILED
WITHIN THE TIME PERIODS SET
FORTH IN SECTION 733.702 OF
THE FLORIDA PROBATE CODE
WILL BE FOREVER BARRED.
NOTWITHSTANDING THE
TIME PERIOD SET FORTH
ABOVE, ANY CLAIM FILED TWO
(2) YEARS OR MORE AFTER THE
DECEDENT'S DATE OF DEATH
IS BARRED.
The date of the first publica-
tion of this Notice is 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


numbers and years of issuance,
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


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 Ferric
Sulfate
Per specifications
FOB Bartow, FL
Dec. 8. 15. 2005-3875










December 15, 2005 The Polk County Democrat


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN
AND FOR POLK COUNTY, FLOR-
IDA
CIVIL DIVISION
IN RE: FORFEITURE OF:
1995 DODGE RAM 2500 VAN
VIN# 2136HB21Y95K504291
FLORIDA TAG# X1 2HSJ

CASE NO.: 2005CA-4495
SECTION: 04
NOTICE OF FORFEITURE-
PROCEEDINGS
Hugo Ortega
18 Regal Loop
Mulberry, Florida 33860
Fermin Ortega-Acevedo
a/k/a Fermin Hugo, Fer-
min Acevedo, Fermin
Acebedo
18 Regal Loop
Mulberry, Florida 33860
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 Mulberry, in
Polk County, Florida on or
about October 28, 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 De-
cember 5, 2005.
CERTIFICATE OF SERVICE
I HEREBY CERTIFY that a true
and correct copy of the forego-
ing was furnished to the ad-
dressee(s) herein this 6th day
of December. 2005.
CASSANDRA L. DENMARK, ES-
QUIRE
Polk County Sheriff's Office
455 North Broadway
Bartow, Florida 33830
(863) 534-6351
Florida Bar #0553247
Dec. 15, 22, 2005-3957





IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF
POLK COUNTY, FLORIDA
PROBATE DIVISION
IN RE: ESTATE OF
MURIEL LOUISE HUTSON,
Deceased.
PROBATE DIVISION
File Number:
05-CP-2560
DIVISION: Probate
NOTICE TO CREDITORS
(Summary Administration)
TO ALL PERSONS HAVING
CLAIMS OR DEMANDS
AGAINST THE ABOVE ESTATE:
You are hereby notified that an
Order of Summary Administration
has been entered in the estate of
Muriel Louise Hutson, deceased,
File Number 05-CP-2560, by the
Circuit Court for Polk County, Flor-
ida, Probate Division, the address
of which is Drawer CC-4, Post Of-
fice Box 9000, Bartow, FL 33830;
that the decedent's date of death
was November 23, 2004; and the
total cash value of the estate is
$30.000.00 and that the name and
address of those to whom it has
been assigned by such Order are:
RONALD R. HUTSON
340 West 1st South Street,
Tamaroa, IL 62888
PATRICIA ELLIOTT-TAIT
12713 Rend City Road, Ben-
ton, IL 62812
JANICE K. ELDERS
2635 Hilltop Road, Springfield,
IL 62707
HERBERT E. HUTSON
1024 S. Locust, Sesser, IL
62884
ALL INTERESTED PERSONS
ARE NOTIFIED THAT:
All creditors of the estate of the
decedent and other person having
claims or demands against the es-
tate of the decedent other than
those for whom provision for full
payment was made in the Order of
Summary Administration must file
their claims with this Court
WITHIN THE TIME PERIODS
SET FORTH IN SECTION
733.702 OF THE FLORIDA PRO-
BATE CODE.
ALL CLAIMS AND DE-
MANDS NOT SO FILED
WILL BE FOREVER
BARRED.
NOTWITHSTANDING
THE TIME PERIOD SET
FORTH ABOVE, ANY
CLAIM FILED TWO (2) OR
MORE YEARS AFTER THE
DECEDENT'S DATE OF
DEATH IS BARRED.
The date of the first publication
of this Notice is December 15
2005.
Person Giving Notice:
HERBERT E. HUTSON
1024 S. Locust
Sesser, IL 62884
Attorney for Persons Giving No-
tice:
CLIFFORD R. RHOADES
Florida Bar No. 308714
227 N. Ridgewood Drive
Sebring, FL 33870
863-385-0346
Dec. 15, 22, 2005-3949


POLK COUNTY DEMOCRAT
#2006-0058
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.
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 12th 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, 2005-3853



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 (THE GEN-
DER OF THE CHILD SHOULD
BE A MALE)
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 male 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 MATIS JACKSON
in HEARING ROOM at 9:00 A.M.
on WEDNESDAY the 18th day of
January, 2006, for this hearing
at POLK COUNTY COURT-
HOUSE, 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 OF THE
TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN
AND FOR POLK COUNTY, FLOR-
IDA
CIVIL DIVISION
IN RE: FORFEITURE OF:
SEVEN HUNDRED FIFTEEN AND
NO/100 DOLLARS ($71 5.00)
UNITED STATES CURRENCY

CASE NO.: 2005CA-004477
SECTION: 11
NOTICE OF FORFEITURE
PROCEEDINGS
Joshua McKinley
534 W. Timberlane Ave-
nue, Apt. A
Lakeland, Florida
AND ALL OTHER PER-
SONS who claim an interest in
the above-captioned property:
Grady Judd, as Sher-
iff of Polk County, Florida, ("
Polk County Sheriff's Office"),
gives notice of forfeiture pro-
ceedings pursuant to Sections
932.701-707, Florida Statutes,
in regard to the above-de-
scribed property ("Captioned
Property").
1. Captioned Property was
seized in or near Lakeland, in
Polk County, Florida on or
about November 8, 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 tile
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 De-
cember 2, 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 5th day
of December. 2005..
CASSANDRA L. DENMARK, ES-
QUIRE
Polk County Sheriff's Office
455 North Broadway
Bartow, Florida 33830
(863) 534-6351
Florida Bar #0553247
Dec. 15, 22, 2005-3954





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-
tative and the personal represen-
tative's attorney are set forth be-
low.
All creditors of the decedent
and other persons having claims
or demands against decedent's
estate on whom a copy of this no-
tice Is 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






"Grant"
yourself a
little extra
cash. Sell .
it in a 8
classified.


If you are a person with disabili-
ties who needs any, accommo-
dation In order to participate in
this proceeding, you are entitled
at nocost to you, to the provi-
sion of certain assistance.
Please contact the Office of the
Court Administrator, (863) 534-
4690, within two (2) working
days of your receipt of this no-
tice; if you are hearing or voice
impaired, call TDD (863) 534-
7777 or Florida Relay Services
711.
WITNESS my hand and the
seal of this Court on this 5th day of
Deembe 2005.
RICHARD M. WEISS,
As Clerk of Said Court
BY: /s/ Betty Norrell
As Deputy Clerk
(COURT SEAL)
Dec. 8, 15, 22, 29, 2005-3866


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


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 ih 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





IN THE COUNTY COURT IN AND
FOR POLK COUNTY, FLORIDA
LAKE DELL PROPERTIES,
LLC,
Plaintiff,
vs
THE UNKNOWN HEIRS OF
GUY BRIDGES, DECEASED
AND PEARL BRIDGES, DE-
CEASED, JUDY PHILLIPS;
CONNIE PHILLIPS; DEBO-
RAH KAY HOUSE SHORT;
ROBERT RAY RANKIN,
SR.; ROBERT RAY
RANKIN, JR.; WILLIAM
CARL RANKIN,
Defendants.
CASE NUMBER:
53-2005-CA-4003-WH
SECTION NO.: 11
AMENDED NOTICE OF AC-
TION
TO: GUY JOHN PHILLIPS, JR.
170 PAR THREE DRIVE SOUTH
SYLVA, NORTH CAROLINA
28779
RESIDENCE UNKNOWN
YOU ARE HEREBY NOTIFIED
that a Complaint has been filed
against you, and you are required
to serve a copy of your written de-
fenses, if any, to it on STEPHEN
F. BAKER, ESQ., Plaintiff's attor-
ney, whose address is 800 First
Street S., Winter Haven, FL
33880, on or before the 9th day
of January. 2006, 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:
PARCEL 2: THE SOUTH 100
FEET OF THE WEST 246 FEET
OF LOT 8, W.J. HOWEY LAND
COMPANY'S FIRST ADDITION
ACCORDING TO THE MAP OR
PLAT THEREOF AS RECORDED
IN PLAT BOOK 4, PAGE 41,
PUBLIC RECORDS OF POLK
COUNTY, FLORIDA.


CERTIFICATE OF SERVICE
I HEREBY CERTIFY that a true
and correct copy of the forego-
ing was furnished to the ad-
dressee(s) herein this 6th day
of December. 2005.
CASSANDRA L. DENMARK, ES-
QUIRE
Polk County Sheriff's Office
455 North Broadway
Bartow, Florida 33830
(863) 534-6351
Florida Bar #0553247
Dec. 15, 22, 2005-3958



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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 FORTY-SEVEN AND
00/100 DOLLARS ($1,347.00)
UNITED STATES CURRENCY

CASE NO.: 2005CA-4568
SECTION: 11
NOTICE OF FORFEITURE
PROCEEDINGS
Unknown
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 November 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 De-
cember 8, 2005.
CERTIFICATE OF SERVICE
I HEREBY CERTIFY that a true
and correct copy of the forego-
ing was furnished to the ad-
dressee(s) herein this 9th day
of December. 2005.
CASSANDRA L. DENMARK, ES-
QUIRE
Polk County Sheriff's Office
455 North Broadway
Bartow, Florida, 33830
(863) 534-6351
Florida Bar #0553247
Dec. 15, 22, 2005-3961



IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN
AND FOR POLK COUNTY, FLOR-
IDA
CIVIL DIVISION
IN RE: FORFEITURE OF:
ONE THOUSAND FOUR HUN-
DRED SEVENTY-FIVE AND
00/100 DOLLARS ($1,475.00)
UNITED STATES CURRENCY

CASE NO.: 2005CA-4494
SECTION: 04
NOTICE OF FORFEITURE
PROCEEDINGS
Royal Clemons
35 Massey Road
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 October 21, 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 De-
cember 5, 2005.
CERTIFICATE OF SERVICE
I HEREBY CERTIFY that a true
and correct copy of the forego-
ing was furnished to the ad-
dressee(s) herein this 6th day
of December. 2005.
CASSANDRA L. DENMARK, ES-
QUIRE
Polk County Sheriff's Office
455 North Broadway
Bartow, Florida 33830
(863) 534-6351
Florida Bar #0553247
Dec. 15, 22, 2005-3959



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


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR
POLK COUNTY, FLORIDA
PROBATE DIVISION
IN RE: ESTATE OF
DALE A. LOVIN
Deceased.
File No.
05 CP-2845
NOTICE TO CREDITORS
The administration of the es-
tate of DALE A. LOVIN, de-
ceased, whose date of death
was November 27th,
.0.Q5, 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-
ber 8 2005.
Person Giving Notice:
JEFFREY L. LOVIN
1069 Sundale Lane
Kingsport, TN 37665
LAW OFFICES OF J. KELLY
KENNEDY
Attorneys for Personal Represen-
tative
1981STST S
WINTER HAVEN, FL 33880-3004
Telephone: (863) 294-1114
Florida Bar No. 037871
Dec. 8, 15, 2005-3879



POLK COUNTY SHERIFF'S
OFFICE
-NOTICE-
Invitation To Bid
Notice is hereby given that the
Polk County Sheriff's Office will be
receiving sealed bids for the fol-
lowing:
Title: Comprehensive Psychologi-
cal Services ITB 2006-04
All Pertinent Information, Bid In-
structions, Bid Dates, Specifica-
tions, and Bid Forms can be ob-
tained by contacting the Polk
County Sheriff's Office David
Weston, Purchasing Agent, at
3705 U.S. Hwy 98 S, Unit 14,
Lakeland, Florida 33813, phone
(863) 413-2882 ext. 108.
Closing Date & Time: January 5,
2006 @ 2:00 P.M.
Sheriff Grady Judd reserves the
right to accept or reject any and all
bids, to waive informalities in any
bid, and to accept the bid that is,
in his judgment, a responsible bid
in the best interest of the Polk
County Sheriff's Office.
Russ Wetherington, CPPB, CPCM
Deputy Director, Central Services
Bureau
By: David P. Weston
Supervisor, Purchasing Section
Dec. 15, 2005-3946



IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN
AND FOR POLK COUNTY, FLOR-
IDA
CIVIL DIVISION
IN RE: FORFEITURE OF:
1992 TOYOTA 4-RUNNER
VIN# JT3VN39W6N8049703
FLORIDA TAG# C508SD

CASE NO.: 2005CA-4492
SECTION: 08
NOTICE OF FORFEITURE
PROCEEDINGS
Jose Ruiz Zaragoza
121 12th Street
Winter Haven, Florida
33880
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 Wales, in
Polk County, Florida on or
about October 20, 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 De-
cember 5, 2005.


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:
lona 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 /s/ Tamika Joiner
Deputy Clerk
(Court Seal)
Nov. 24, Dec. 1, 8,15, 2005-3728




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 1 5th,
2005, and whose Social Secu-
rity Number is 207-24-5379, is
pending in the Circuit Court for
EQlk County, Florida, Probate
Division; the address of which is
P.0, Box 9000. Drawer CC-4
Bartow. FL 33830-9000 The
names and addresses of the per-
sonal representative and the per-
sonal representative's attorney are
set forth below.
All creditors of the decedent
and other persons having claims
or demands against decedent's
estate on whom a copy of this no-
tice has been served must file
their claims with this court WITHIN
THE LATER OF 3 MONTHS AF-
TER THE DATE OF THE FIRST
PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE
OR 30 DAYS AFTER THE DATE
OF SERVICE OF A COPY OF
THIS NOTICE ON THEM.
All other creditors of the dece-
dent and other persons having
claims or demands against dece-
dent's estate must file their claims
with this court WITHIN 3 MONTHS
AFTER THE DATE OF THE
FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS
NOTICE.
ALL CLAIMS NOT SO FILED
WILL BE FOREVER BARRED.
NOTWITHSTANDING THE
TIME PERIODS SET FORTH
ABOVE, ANY CLAIM FILED TWO
(2) YEARS OR MORE AFTER
THE DECEDENT'S DATE OF
DEATH IS BARRED.
The date of first publication of
this notice is 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 Bar No. 0221864
Dec. 8, 15, 2005-3889





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


SERVICING LP AND U.S. BANK
NATIONAL ASSOCIATION, C-
BASS MORTGAGE LOAN AS-
SET-BACKED CERTIFICATES,
SERIES 2003-CB3,
PLAINTIFF,
-vs-
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-


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


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, bAKELAND,
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
900 o'clock A.M., or as soon
thereafter 9:00Q 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 Street. No entry is pos-
sible from Broadway Avenue. In
the event any temporary
change of location is neces-
sary, the Clerk shall post a "No-
tice of Change" at the sale lo-
cation directing the bidders to
the temporary sale location.
If you are a person with disabili-
ties who needs any accommo-
dation in order to participate in
this proceeding, you are enti-
tled at no cost to you, to the
provision of certain assistance.
Please contact the Office of
the Court Administrator, (863)
534-4690, within two (2)
working days of your receipt of
this notice; if you are hearing
or voice impaired, call TDD
(863) 534-7777 or Florida Re-
lay Services 711.
DATED THE 18th DAY OF No-
vember, 2005.
RICHARD M. WEISS
CLERK OF CIRCUIT COURT
By /s/ Lori Armijo
Deputy Clerk
(Seal)
Dec. 8, 1 5, 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


(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 December. 2005.
RICHARD M. WEISS
CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT
By /s/ Mary Ann Ray
Deputy Clerk
(Seal)
Dec. 8, 15, 2005-3891


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signees, creditors, lienors, and
trustees, and all other persons
claiming by, through, under or
against the named
Defendant(s); and the afore-
mentioned named Defendant(s)
and such of the aforemen-
tioned unknown Defendants
and such of the aforemen-
tioned unknown Defendants as
may be infants, incompetents
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 lth day of
December. 2005.
If you are 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;
UNKNOWN TENANT #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,


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










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IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN
AND FOR POLK COUNTY,
FLORIDA
AMERICAN GENERAL HOME EQ-
UITY, INC.,
Plaintiff,
V.
JAMES E. REYNOLDS; ANNETTE
P. REYNOLDS, his wife ESTATE
OF JAMES E. REYNOLDS; ES-
TATE OF ANNETTE P. REY-
NOLDS; UNKNOWN PERSONAL
REPRESENTATIVE OF THE ES-
TATE OF JAMES E. REYNOLDS;
UNKNOWN PERSONAL REPRE-
SENTATIVE OF THE ESTATE OF
ANNETTE P. REYNOLDS; UN-
KNOWN HEIRS OF THE ESTATE
OF JAMES E. REYNOLDS; UN-
KNOWN HEIRS OF THE ESTATE
OF ANNETTE P. REYNOLDS;
UNITED STATES OF AMERICA,
DEPARTMENT OF THE TREAS-
URY-INTERNAL REVENUE SERV-
ICE; POLK COUNTY FLORIDA,
BOARD OF COUNTY COMMIS-
SIONERS; POLK COUNTY, FLOR-
IDA, CLERK OF COURTS; TEN-
ANT #1; TENANT #2; AND ANY
AND ALL UNKNOWN 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 INTEREST AS
SPOUSES, HEIRS, DEVISEES,
GRANTEES, OR OTHER CLAIM-
ANTS,
Defendants.
CASE NO.
2005-CA-004189
SECTION 07
NOTICE OF ACTION
TO: JAMES E. REYNOLDS, 2467
Appaloosa Road, Lake Wales,
FL 33853*
ANNETTE P. REYNOLDS, 2467
Appaloosa Road, Lake Wales,
FL 33853*
ESTATE OF JAMES E. REY-
NOLDS, 2467 Appaloosa Road,
Lake Wales, FL 33853*
ESTATE OF ANNETTE P. REY-
NOLDS, 2467 Appaloosa Road,
Lake Wales, FL 33853*
UNKNOWN PERSONAL REPRE-
SENTATIVE OF THE ESTATE OF
JAMES E. REYNOLDS, 2467 Ap-
paloosa Road, Lake Wales, FL
33853*
UNKNOWN PERSONAL REPRE-
SENTATIVE OF THE ESTATE OF
ANNETTE P. REYNOLDS, 2467
Appaloosa Road, Lake Wales,
FL 33853*
UNKNOWN HEIRS OF THE ES-
TATE OF JAMES E. REYNOLDS,
2467 Appaloosa Road, Lake
Wales, FL 33853*
UNKNOWN HEIRS OF THE ES-
TATE OF ANNETTE P. REY-
NOLDS, 2467 Appaloosa Road,
Lake Wales, FL 33853*
UNKNOWN TENANT #1, 2467
Appaloosa Road, Lake Wales,
FL 33853*
UNKNOWN TENANT #2, 2467
Appaloosa Road, Lake Wales,
FL 33853*
*Current Address Unknown
YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an
action to foreclose a mortgage on
the following real property in Polk
County, Florida:
Lot 565, Lake Pierce
Ranchettes Fifth Ad-
dition Phase One, ac-
cording to the Plat
Book 82 at Page 19,
Public Records of
Polk County, Florida,
together with a mo-
bile home situated
thereon, which is af-
fixed to the aforede-
scribed real property
and incorporated
therein, 1973 Regent
Mobile Home, I.D.#
3636CR70123636.
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 any, to:
GREGORY A. SANOBA, ES-
QUIRE
SANOBA & SANOBA, P.A.
114 East Edgewood Drive
Lakeland, Florida 33803-
4015
on or before January 16, 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.
WITNESS my hand and Seal of
this Court on December 12 2005.
RICHARD M. WEISS
Clerk of Circuit Court
By /s/ Mary Ann Ray
As Deputy Clerk
(Seal)
Dec. 1 5, 22, 2005-3968



STATE OF FLORIDA
DEPARTMENT OF COMMUNITY
AFFAIRS
NOTICE OF INTENT TO FIND.
THE CITY OF FROSTPROOF
COMPREHENSIVE PLAN NOT
IN COMPLIANCE
DOCKET NO. 05-1-NOI-5308-(A)-
(N)
The Department gives notice
of its intent to find the Amend-
ment(s) to the Comprehensive
Plan for the City of Frostproof,
adopted by Ordinance No(s).
2005-50, 2005-51, 2005-52
and 2005-53 on October 31,
2005, NOT IN COMPLIANCE,
pursuant to Sections 163.
3184, 163.3187, 163.3189,
F.S.
The adopted City of Frost-
proof Comprehensive Plan, the
Department's Objections, Rec-
ommendations and Comments
Report, (if any), and the De-
partment's Statement of Intent
to Find the Comprehensive Plan


Not In Compliance will be avail-
able for public inspection Mon-
day through Friday, except for
legal holidays, during normal
business hours, at the City of
Frostproof City Hall, 111 West
First Street, 2nd Floor, Frost-
proof, Florida 33843-0308.
* This Notice of Intent and the
Statement of Intent for the
Comprehensive Plan found Not
In Compliance will be forwarded
by petition to the Division of
Administrative Hearings (
DOAH) of the Department of
Management Services for the
scheduling of an Administrative


Hearing pursuant to Sections
120.569 and 120.57, F.S. The
purpose of the administrative
hearing will be present evi-
dence and testimony on the
noncompliance issues alleged
by the Department in its Objec-
tions, Recommendations, and
Comments Report and State-
ment of Intent in order to se-
cure a recommended order for
forwarding to Administration
Commission.
Affected person persons
may petition to intervene in
this proceeding. A petition for
intervention must be filed at
least twenty (20) days before
the final hearing and must in-
clude all of the information and
contents described in Uniform
Rule 28-106.205, F.A.C. Pursu-
ant to 163.3184 (10), F.S., no
new issues may be alleged as a
reason to find a plan not in
compliance in a petition to in-
tervene filed more than twenty
one (21) days after publication
of this notice unless the peti-
tioner establishes good cause
for not alleging such new issues
within the twenty one (21) day
time period. The petition for in-
tervention shall be filed at
DOAH, 1 230 Apalachee Park-
way, Tallahassee, Florida
32399-3060, and a copy
mailed or delivered to the local
government and the Depart-
ment. Failure to petition to in-
tervene within the allowed time
frame constitutes a waiver of
any right such a person has to
request a hearing pursuant to
Sections 120.569 and 120.57,
F.S., or to participate in the ad-
ministrative hearing.
After an administrative hear-
ing petition is timely filed, me-
diation is available pursuant to
163.3189(3)(a), F.S., to any
affected person who is made a
party to the proceeding by fil-
ing that request with the ad-
ministrative law judge assigned
by the Division of Administra-
tive Hearings. The choice of
mediation shall not affect a
party's right to an administra-
tive hearing.
-s- Valerie J. Hubbard, AICP
Director
Division of Community Plan-
ning
Department of Community
Affairs
2555 Shumard Oak Boule-
vard
Tallahassee, Florida 32399-
2100
Dec. 15, 2005-3952


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR
POLK COUNTY, FLORIDA
PROBATE DIVISION
IN RE: ESTATE OF
WILEY REX HALL
Deceased.
File No.:
NOTICE TO CREDITORS
The administration of the estate
of RiJey Rex Hall, deceased,
whose date of death was August
26, 2005, is pending in the Circuit
Court for Polk County, Florida,
Probate Division, the address of
which is P 0. Box 9000, Drawer
CC-4, Bartow, Florida 33883-
9000 The names and addresses
of the personal representative and
the personal representative's at-
torney are set forth below.
All creditors of the decedent
and other persons having claims
or demands against decedent's
estate on whom a copy of this no-
tice has been served must file
their claims withthis 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 the de-
cedent's estate must file their
claims with this court WITHIN 3
MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF
THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF
tHIS NOTICE.
ALL CLAIMS NOT SO FILED
WILL BE FOREVER BARRED.
NOTWITHSTANDING THE
TIME PERIODS SET FORTH
ABOVE, ANY CLAIM FILED TWO
(2) OR MORE YEARS AFTER
THE DECEDENT'S DATE OF
DEATH IS BARRED.
The date of first publication of
this notice is December 15, 2005.
Personal Representative:
Barbara B. Hall
727 Martinique Circle
Lakeland, Florida 33803
Attorney for Personal Representa-
tive:
Sandra G. Sheets
Attorney for Richard B. Stephens,
Jr.
Florida Bar No. 712914
Holland & Knight LLP
92 Lake Wire Drive
Lakeland, Florida 33815
Telephone (863) 682-1161
Dec. 15, 22, 2005-3963



IN THE CIRCUIT COURT
OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL
CIRCUIT IN AND FOR
POLK COUNTY, FLORIDA,
PROBATE DIVISION
IN RE:
ESTATE OF CHAR-
LOTTE S. BEELER, DE-
CEASED.
FILE NO.
05CP-2790
NOTICE TO CREDITORS
The administration of the es-
tate of CHARLOTTE S.
BEELER, deceased, File Num-
ber 05CP-2790, is pending in
the Circuit Court for Polk
County, Florida. Probate Divi-
sion, the address of which is P.
O. Box 9000, Drawer CC-4,
Bartow, Florida 33831. The
names and addresses of the
Personal representative and the


Personal representative's attor-
ney are set forth below.
All creditors of the decedent
and other persons having
claims or demands against de-
cedent's estate, including un-
matured, contingent or unliqui-
dated claims, on whom a copy
of this notice 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 NO-
TICE OR 30 DAYS AFTER


THE DATE OF SERVICE
OF A COPY OF THIS NO-
TICE ON THEM.
All other creditors of the de-
cedent and other persons hav-
ing claims or demands against
the decedent's estate, includ-
ing unmatured, contingent or
unliquidated claims, must file
their claims with this court
WITHIN 3 MONTHS AFTER
THE DATE OF THE FIRST
PUBLICATION OF THIS
NOTICE.
ALL CLAIMS NOT SO
FILED WITHIN THE TIME
PERIODS SET FORTH IN
SECTION 733.702 OF
THE FLORIDA 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 first publication
of this Notice is December 15,
2005.
Mary Koch Poison
P.O. Box 96
Fort Walton Beach, FL
32549
ROBERT C. NETTLETON
Florida Bar No. 058429
P. 0. Box 277
Haines City, FL 33845-
0277
Telephone: (863) 422-
6484
Attorney for Personal
Representative
Dec. 15, 22, 2005-3964



IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN
AND FOR POLK COUNTY,
FLORIDA
CIVIL DIVISION
CLIFFORD NORRIS
vs.
PATRICIA I REES; GRACE CAR-
DEN; YVONNE SIKKING as to a
1/2 interest; RICHARD I. SIK-
KING, as to a 1/8 interest; ED-
WIN W. SIKKING, as to a 1/8 in-
terest; JAMES R. SIKKING, as to
a 1/8 interest; and CHARLES E.
SIKKING,, as to a 1/8 interest,
Defendants.
CASE NO.
53-2005CA-003023
AMENDED NOTICE OF AC-
TION
TO: Charles Sikking ad-
dress unknown, not
known to be dead or
alive
John and Jane Doe rep-
resenting all unknown
minors, heirs, or devi-
sees, grantees, assign-
ees, lienors, creditors,
trustees, of Grace Car-
den; incompetents; all
unknown parties claim-
ing interest by, through,
under, or against Grace
Garden; and all unknown
parties having or claim-
ing to have any right,
title, or interest in the
subject property and
other unknown defen-
dants.
YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an
action to Quiet Title on the follow-
ing described property in Polk
County, Florida:
Lot 2 of Lot 15, Block 2, resub-
division of COUNTRY CLUB ES-
TATES, according to the plat
thereof as recorded in Plat Book
10, Page 31, Public Records of
Polk County, Florida.
has been filed against you, and
you are required to serve a copy
of your written defenses, on NEAL
E. YOUNG, Esquire. Plaintiff's at-
torney, whose address is 300
Third Street, N.W., Winter Haven,
Florida 33881, on or before Janu-
ary 16, 2006, and file the original
with the Clerk of this Court, either
before service on Plaintiff's attor-
ney or immediately thereafter; oth-
erwise a default will be entered
against you for the relief de-
manded in the Complaint.
WITNESS my hand and the
seal of this Court on December

RICHARD M. WEISS
Clerk of the Circuit Court
By: /s/ Mary Ann Ray
As Deputy Clerk
(SEAL)
Dec. 15, 22, 2005-3967



IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN
AND FOR POLK 'COUNTY,
FLORIDA
WILLIAM THOMAS MIMS,
Plaintiff,
vs.
CHARLES K. WILSON, JR., DE-
BRA SUE WILSON; CHARLES
KENNETH WILSON, III; UN-
KNOWN OCCUPANTS OF 3019
CRYSTAL HILLS DRIVE, LAKE-
LAND, FLORIDA; KELDUYN R.
GARLAND; FAIRLANE CREDIT.
LLC, a limited liability company, a
wholly owned entity of Ford Motor
Credit Company; CLERK OF
COURTS, POLK COUNTY,
FLORIDA; POLK COUNTY,
FLORIDA; and BI RITE CO INC.
DBA BUDDYS HOME FURNISH-
INGS,
Defendants,
CASE NO.:
53-2005CA-003340-0000-LK
DIVISION: 08 '
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 situated
in Polk County, described as:
Lot 14, CRYSTAL ACRES
ESTATES, according to the
plat or map thereof recorded
in Plat Book 84, at Page 13,
Public Records of Polk
County, Florida.
TOGETHER WITH that cer-
tain 1984 Vega DW mobile


home bearing Serial Num-
bers: KH48D3FB1658GAA
and KH48D3FB1658GAB.
at public sale, to the highest and
best bidder for cash. in the East
Corridor, First Floor, Polk County
Courthouse, 255 North Broadway,
Bartow. Florida, at 9:00 a.m on
the day of January 5 2006
All sales are to be held at the east
end of the east corridor, first tloot,
of the Polk County Courthouse lo-
cated at 255 North Broadway Ave-
nue, Bartow, Florida. Please note


that the main entrance is located
on Church Street. No entry is pos-
sible from Broadway Avenue. In
the event any temporary change is
necessary, the Clerk will post a "
Notice of Change" at the sale loca-
tion directing the bidders to the
temporary sale location.
If you are a person with disabilities
who needs any accommodation in
order to participate in this pro-
ceeding, you are entitled at no
cost to you, to the provision of cer-
tain assistance. Please contact the
Office of the Court Administrator,
(863) 534-4690, within two (2)
working days of your receipt of this
notice; if you are hearing or voice
impaired, call TDD (863) 534-7777
or Florida Relay Services 711.
RICHARD M. WEISS
As Clerk of Courts
By: /s/ Lori Armilo
As Deputy Clerk
(Court Seal)
Dec. 15, 22, 2005-3951


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR
POLK COUNTY, FLORIDA, PRO-
BATE DIVISION
IN RE: ESTATE OF
THOMAS VALENTINE
RUFF,
Deceased.
FILE NO.
05CP-2760
NOTICE TO CREDITORS
The administration of the estate
of THOMAS VALENTINE
RUFF, deceased, File No. 05CP-
2760, is pending in the Circuit
Court for Polk County, Florida,
Probate Division, the address of
which is Drawer CC-4, P.O. Box
9000, Bartow, Florida 33831. The
names and addresses of the per-
sonal representative and the per-
sonal representative's attorney are
set forth below.
All creditors of the decedent
and other persons having claims
or demands against decedent's
estate, including unmatured, con-
tingent or unliquidated claims, on
whom a copy of this notice is
served must file their claims with
this Court WITHIN THE LATER
OF THREE MONTHS AFTER
THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUB-
LICATION OF THIS NOTICE OR
THIRTY DAYS AFTER THE
DATE OF SERVICE OF A COPY
OF THIS NOTICE ON THEM.
All other creditors of the dece-
dent and other persons having
claims or demands against the de-
cedent's estate, including unma-
tured, contingent or unliquidated
claims, must file their claims with
this court WITHIN THREE
MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF
THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF
THIS NOTICE.
ALL CLAIMS NOT.SO FILED
WILL BE FOREVER BARRED.
The date of the first publication
of this Notice is December 15
2005.
Personal Representatives:
CHARLOTTE D. RUFF
7104 Kathleen Road
Lakeland, Florida
33810
Attorney for Personal Repre-
sentative:
ABEL A. PUTNAM, Attorney
PUTNAM & CREIGHTON, P.A.
Florida Bar No. 024090
Post Office Box 3545
Lakeland, Florida 33802-3545
Telephone: 863/682-1178
Dec. 15, 22, 2005-3965




IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN
AND FOR POLK COUNTY,
FLORIDA
JUVENILE DIVISION 1
IN THE INTEREST OF:
C.A. DOB: 10/21/01
S.H. DOB: 03/09/98
D.H. DOB: 11/29/00
MINOR CHILDREN
SUMMONS AND NOTICE
OF HEARING ON PETITION
FOR TERMINATION OF
PARENTAL RIGHTS
CASE NO.
2003-DP-005400-XX
THE STATE OF FLORIDA TO:
JACKIE ADAMS
(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
C.A., a male child born on
10/21/01; S.H., a female child,
born on 03/09/98; D.H., a
male child, born on 11/29/00;
to Jackie Adams, the Mother, in
Polk County, Florida
for subsequent adoption and
you are hereby COMMANDEDto
be and appear.before the MAGIS-
TRATE, ROBIN MATIS-JACK-
SON, at 9:00 A.M. on Wednes-
day the 15ih day of February.
2006, for this hearing at POLK
COUNTY COURTHOUSE,
COURTROOM- JUV DIVISION
COURTROOM 5C1, 255 N.
BROADWAY, BARTOW, FLOR-
IDA.
YOUR FAILURE TO APPEAR
IN PERSON WILL BE TREATED
AS A CONSENT TO THE TERMI-
NATION 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 Patnilca A. Bradley
a-, his Deputy Clerk
CLERK'S SEAL)
Dec. 15, 22. 29. 2005, Jan. 5.
2006-3955


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 THIRTY-TWO AND
00/1 00 DOLLARS
($20,1 32.00) UNITED STATES
CURRENCY

CASE NO.: 2005CA-004239
SECTION: 11
AMENDED NOTICE OF
FORFEITURE PROCEED-
INGS
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 Second Amended Com-
plaint seeking forfeiture of Cap-
tioned Property was filed in the
Circuit Court of the Tenth Judi-
cial Circuit in and for Polk
County on or about December
8,2005.
CERTIFICATE OF SERVICE
I HEREBY CERTIFY that a true
and correct copy of the forego-
ing was furnished to the ad-
dressee(s) herein this 9th day
of December, 2005.
CASSANDRA L. DENMARK, ES-
QUIRE
Polk County Sheriff's Office
455 North Broadway
Bartow, Florida 33830
(863) 534-6351
Florida Bar #0553247
Dec. 15, 22, 2005-3962


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR
POLK COUNTY, FLORIDA
PROBATE DIVISION
IN RE: ESTATE OF
B.S. VARN,
Deceased
File Number:
05CP-27-10
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 and the Per-
sonal Representative's attorney
are set forth below.
All creditors of the decedent
and other persons having claims
or demands against decedent's
estate, on whom a copy of this no-
tice has been served, must file
their claims with this court WITHIN
THE LATER OF 3 MONTHS AF-
TER THE DATE OF THE FIRST
PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE
OR 30 DAYS AFTER THE DATE
OF SERVICE OF A COPY OF
THIS NOTICE ON THEM.
All other creditors of the dece-
dent and persons having claims or
demands against decedent's es-
tate must file their claims with this
court WITHIN 3 MONTHS AFTER
THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUB-
LICATION OF THIS NOTICE.
ALL CLAIMS NOT SO FILED.
WILL BE FOREVER BARRED.
NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME
PERIOD SET FORTH ABOVE,
ANY CLAIM FILED TWO (2)
YEARS OR MORE AFTER THE
DECEDENT'S DATE OF DEATH
IS BARRED.
The date of first publication of this
Notice is December 8, 2005.
INEZ P. VARN
Personal Representative
Post Office Box 865
Janet M. Stuart
Attorney for Personal Representa-
tive
Florida Bar No. 316679
GRAY ROBINSON, P.A
One Lake Morton Drive
Post Office Box 3
Lakeland, Florida 33802-0003
Telephone: (863) 284-2200
Dec. 8, 15, 2005-3883


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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:
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:
KEITH BLEHM
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 KEITH BLEHM,
in Polk County, Florida.
for subsequent adoption and
you are hereby COMMANDEDto
be and appear before JUDGE
CHARLES LEE BROWN in
HEARING ROOM at 10:00 A.M.
on the 15th day of February,
2006, for this hearing at POLK
COUNTY COURTHOUSE,
COURTROOM- Juvenile Divi-
sion, 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, Bartow, Florida 33830,
Telephone: 863-534-0062 not later
than seven days prior to the pro-
,ceeding. If hearing impaired,
(TDD) 1-800-955-871, or Voice (V)
1-800-955-8770, via Florida Relay
Service."
RICHARD M. WEISS, CLERK
By Patricia A. Bradley
as his Deputy Clerk
(CLERK'S SEAL)
Dec. 15, 22, 29, Jan. 5, 2005-3950




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, fric, 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 any, to:
GREGORY A. SANOBA, ES-
QUIRE
SANOBA & SANOBA, P.A.
114 East Edgewood Drive
Lakeland, Florida 33803-
4015
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.
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


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WILL CLEAN houses and run
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For information on Polk Coun-
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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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FOR SALE
1998 ASTRO Van. Seats 8.
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FOR SALE
TABLE w/leaf & 6 chairs, like
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Brand new wheel chair Delox
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Air filled tires very little use,
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DINETTE SET, Pecan wood
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285-9052.
ESTATE SALE
All furnishings must go-All de-
cent offers accepted cash and
carry by Appointment Only.
863-519-6402.
LARGE TRAMPOLINE $40.
285-9292.
MATCHING COUCH and
chair, $175.00. Leather love
seat/recliner $175.00. All
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863-533-7457.
MEDICAL EQUIPMENT
Excellent condition. Wheel
chairs, lift chair, walkers, etc.
863-519-6402.
MOTOR CYCLE for sale. Su-
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8089.
QUEEN PALMS, 7 foot, 3 gal-
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813-240-6982.



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FREE
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FREE KITTENS, 1 Black &
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Adult Tabby 11/2 F, 1 Siam-
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Ready to go. 863-781-5475.
KITTENS, 285-9288.
PUPPIES FREE to a good
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533-8019 after 5:00.
WOOD PALLETS. No two
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HOUSE
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2 BEDROOM, 1 bath, CHA,
Appliances, hook/ups, carpet,
screened porches, $750
month, $750 deposit. 533-
2003. Credit check. No pets.
FORT MEADE, 2 bedroom, 1
bath, carport, CHA,
washer/dryer hookups $650
month, first, last, $600 securi-
ty. Call 863-594-1217.
NEWLY REBUILT, landscap-
ed Crooked Lake, Lake
Wales. Three bedroom, 11/2
baths, large screened porch,
great new kitchen. 863-533-
8595.
SOUTH LAKELAND, HIGH-
LAND CITY, UNFURNISHED,
2 bedroom, 1.5 bath, carport,
central 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.
WANTED: Renter in need of
one bedroom house on Bar-
tow's westside New AC. $395
monthly, $395 deposit. Call
863-299-8070.

HOUSE
FOR SALE
3/2, BONUS room, CB, CHA,
$125,000. 1175 E. Hill Court,
Bartow. Available Jan. 2006.
863-644-5443.
DISTRESS SALES, Bargains
Free list w/pics, 100K +. No
investors, Keller Williams Re-
alty www.polkbestbuys.com
TOP NOTCH REALTY
Website_
www.topnotchrealty.org


MOBILE HOME
FOR RENT
3 BEDROOM, 1 bath in Altu-
ras. Pets ok. Washer, dryer
hookup. 863-537-4277.
TWO BEDROOM, two bath
mobile home in the country ,
533-3209.

MOBILE HOME
FOR SALE
1974 PEAT 12 x 74 single
wide. 2 bedroom/l bath, Flori-
da Room, CHA, fenced back
yard. Valencia Mobile Home
Park. $10,000. 863-285-7850.
BY OWNER, Lakefront Dou-
blewide manufactured home.
2 bedroom, Island kitchen,
great room, Florida room,
storage building and carport.
New central air and much
more., This is a must see.
$89,900. Call 533-8538.
FORT MEADE City Park,
1037 Illinois Southeast, 40'
1982 Buddy w/Florida room,
furnished, washer, $8,500.
419-651-9549.


OFFICE SPACE
FOR RENT
PROFESSIONAL OFFICE
building w/parking. Good loca-
tion. Call 533-6547.
ACREAGE
5 ACRE lots for sale, 2 miles
East of Fort Meade on Keller
and Parish Road. Pre-devel-
opment sale. Prices starting
at $75,000. Quality Realty,
Inc. 863-533-0888.


GARAGE SALE
1009 2ND S E, City Park, Fort
Meade. 8:00-4:00, Friday,
Dec. 16, Saturday 17. Moving
Sale. Variety, miscellaneous.
SATURDAY 7:00-12:00. 405
W. Parklane.


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The Polk County Democrat 9B


GENERAL
HELP WANTED
ELECTRICIAN. will be
crossed-trained in motor cur-
rent analysis, IR thermogra-
phy and other disciplines. Ex-
cellent opportunity/benefits.
Insultech Group, Plant City
Tom Ramsey 813-754-1152
tramsey@lnsultechgroup.com
EXPERIENCED CLEANERS
in new construction work. On-
ly serious dependable people
apply. Call 863-537-3828 be-
tween 9 a.m.-1 p.m.
FOOD PROCESSOR and
Servers wanted in Bartow.
Contact Kim Martin 604-8828
after 2 p.m.
FULL TIME Hair Stylist, Nail
Tech, Estitician needed.
MUST Apply in person, see
Jackie for special applications
or interviews, Thursday-Satur-
day, 9 a.m.-6 p.m. 863-519-
9210.
JRS
Geo Services
Drilling & Boring
Full time positions
available call 425-0275
MANAGER AND leasing
available on new apartment
community. Established man-
agement company, full benefit
pkg. and 401 K. Please fax re-
sume to 281-893-8916 or e-
mail to melisse.bryant@ cap-
stonemanagement.com.
MANAGER, MANAGER-
TRAINEE, clerk. Apply XYZ
Liquors, 295 US Highway 17
South, Bartow.
PART/TIME, FULL TIME
BOOKKEEPER, Experience
needed. 863-285-8636.

NEEDED PART-TIME caution
flaggers local motor cross
track. Wednesday / Thursday
5:00-10:00. Saturday 9:00-
3:00 / 5:00-10:00. Sunday
9:00-4:00. 224-0238.
PART-TIME SCOREKEEPER
needed for local motor cross
track. Saturday night 7:00
p.m.-10:00 p.m. $10 per hour.
863-224-0238.
i -SPONSIBLE PERSON to
care for newborn. Non Smok-
ers. References required.
Monday-Friday. 863-559-
3237.
SECRETARY FULL time.
Hours 9-5. Customer service
skills. Ability to multiple task.
Light typing, able to work un-
supervised. Micro soft word
organizational skills. Email
resume and salary
requirements to
ryanbf150@aol.com.
or call 863-661-3872
WIRELESS VAN Technician.
Trillion Ditial Communications.
Forward resume to:
Jmeadqws @trillion21 .com

MEDICAL
HELP WANTED
RN/LPN, FT & PT, Bartow
and. Avon Park. Fax resume
to 863-709-8923.
APARTMENT
FOR RENT
COUNTRY LIVING, single
story apartment homes availa-
ble. Studio and 1 bedroom,
starting at $419. No income
restrictions. Hurry only a few
left. Call 863-534-3243. Bear-
creek Apartments.
EFFICIENCY APARTMENT
all utilities included, swimming
pool. 533-5553.

HORSE
FOR SALE
FOR SALE or Trade. Regis-
tered Arabian, 15h, 10 years,
great ground manners, trail
horse. Up to date on shots
and coggins. $1500. Please
call 245-2435.







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W\\hat's red and delicious and
like St. Nick's nose (according to
Clement Moore's famous
Christmas poem)?
Cherries, of course.
Tart or sweet, the little red
fruit i.-. speciallyy appropriate for
Christmas, but good for you all
year. Research has shown that
tart cherries contain antioxidants
that may help relieve the pain of
arthritis and gout, and help pro-
tect against cardiovascular dis-
ease and inhibit cancerous
tumors.
Most of -today's recipes will
focus on maraschino cherries,
those delightfully sweet cherries
most often packed in sugar water
and almond flavoring. Maraschi-
no also is a sweet liqueur made
from a bitter wild cherry.
Recipes and photos are cour-
tesy of the Cherry Marketing
Institute. More information and
recipes, for desserts, entrees, side
dishes and beverages, can be
found on the Internet at usacher-
ries.com.
Cherry Chewbilees
(Christmas Cookies)
Beyond ordinary, try these
cookies made with extraordinary
dried cherries!
1 cup margarine, softened
3/4 cup granulated sugar
3/4 cup firmly packed brown
sugar
2 eggs
1 tsp. vanilla extract
2-1/4 cups all-purpose flour
1 tsp. baking soda
1-2/3 cups coarsely chopped
white chocolate or vanilla milk
chips
1-1/2 cups dried tart cherries
1 cup cashews, coarsely
chopped
Combine margarine, granulat-
ed sugar, brown sugar, eggs and
vanilla in a large mixing bowl.
Beat with an electric mixer on
medium speed until thoroughly
mixed. Combine flour and baking
soda; gradually add flour mixture
to butter mixture. Stir in white
chocolate, dried cherries and
cashews. Drop by rounded table-
spoonfuls onto ungreased baking
sheets.
Bake in a preheated 350-
degree oven 10.to 12 minutes, or
until light golden brown. Do not
overbake. Let cool on wire racks;


store in a tightly covered contain-
er. These cookies freeze well.
Makes 4-1/2 dozen cookies.

Merry Cherry Tarts
These easy-to-prepare- tarts
will delight family and guests.
1/2 cup butter, softened
4 ounces cream cheese, soft-
ened
2 tbsp. granulated sugar
1-1/4 cups all-purpose flour
1/4 tsp. salt
1 (20 or 21-ounce) can cherry
pie filling
1 tsp. almond extract or K rSLich
Whipped cream, optional
Combine butter, cream cheese
and sugar in a large mixing bowl.
Beat with an electric mixer on
medium speed uhtil smooth. Add
flour and salt; mix well. Rol
dough into 1-inch balls. Press
balls evenly into the bottom and
up the sides of 13/4 x 1-inch
miniature muffin cups.
Combine cherry pie filling anrd
almond extract. Spoon 1 table-
spoon cherry filling into each pas-
try-lined cup. Be sure to include
at least 2 cherries in each cup. :.
Bake in a preheated 358-
degree oven 30 to 35 minutes, or
until crust is golden brown. Co6l
in pans 10 minutes. Remove to
wire racks to cool completely.
Garnish each with dollop of
whipped cream, if desired.
Makes 24.

Maraschino Chocolate
Thumbprint Cookies
2 (10-ounce), jars maraschino
cherries
1-1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa
1/4 tsp. each salt
1/2 baking powder
1/2 cup butter or margarine,
softened
1 cup sugar
1 egg
1-1/2 tsp. vanilla
1 cup semisweet chocolate
chips
2 tbsp. milk
Drain maraschino cherries,
reserving 1 teaspoons juice.
Combine flour, cocoa, salt, and
baking powder in a large mixing


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