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TH URSDAY
Dec. 22, 2005
Copyright 2005 Frisbie Publishing Co., Inc.


Commission To Send Union


Contract Back For Negotiation


SURELY THE LARGEST WREATH in town,
and probably the county, this colorful greenery
announces Christmas in Bartow. Displayed on the
entryway to the state Dept. of Transportation, the


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wreath is an annual project of the Bartow Garden
Club. It will remain glowing until January. (Staff
photo by Peggy Kehoe)


City Approves 41-Home


Development by 5-0 Vote


By S. L. IRISBIE, IV
Put lisher


put up to six homes per acre in an
R-1 subdivision.
McQuillen's lots will range


After monthOi of debate, hear- from 110 to 135 feet in width.
ings, and compromise, Bartow Sam Thomas, whose home
city commissioners voted unani- on E.F. Griffin Road, was first
mously Monday. night to approve speak at a public hearing on tl
R-1-3A zoning fdr a 41-home sub- zoning ordinance, and said th
division to be built on a 24.4-acre even 41 homes on the property
site by Duane M:cQuillen on E.F. not compatible with the more sp
Griffin Road. : cious homesites that were bui
The comproinise will see before the city began annexing
homes in the $350,000 to the area. The county's stand
$450,000 price range built on lots for the area is one home per fiv
that range in size from 16,500 acres because it is zoned
square feet to 19,1000 square feet, Agricultural Rural Residenti
approximately "1.7 homes per (ARR), he said.
acre. Brent Geohagan, lawyer f
Neighbors, while acknowledg- John and Terry Frost, urged tt
ing that McQuilltn had reduced city to insist on Rural Estate
the density of the Iproposed devel- zoning, which allows one hon
opment from 58 homes to 41, per acre.
urged the commission to require a "This is a rural, tranquil area
density of only one| home per acre. he aid. Even though the densii
In the end, I:ommissioners is 1.7 homes per acre, individual
were persuaded that 41 homes lot sizes are less than half an ac
was a reasonable compromise. because of the space required fo
Most of' the developments roads and settling ponds, he sai
already approved b y the city com- "Any time you hear anything
mission'on E.F. Griffin Road are about Mr. McQuillen, it is always
zoned R-1, the city s highest den- positive," Geohagan 'acknow
sity for single famn ly homes, and edged.
require building lo is only 70 feet He predicted that if McQuille
wide.' Under the development should seek "de-annexation," I
code, it is theoretic dly possible to would have difficulty getting th


City Rcaches Agreement
With P)lice Labor Union

The City of Baitow and the DeLegge said .the union wi
union (that repres ents Bartow confer with its lawyers to develop
police/officers reach ed agreement a position for next year's negotia
on a Ifbor contract 'his morning, tions.
breaking an impass, on the issue The contract calls for pay raise
of disciplinary proceed lure. es of three percent on Jan. 1 (
City, Mgr. Joseph J. DeLegge the next two years.
said the city anc the West While negotiators for bot
Central Florid, Police sides have reached agreement
BeneVolent Assn., th i union that the contract is still subject to ral
represents Bartow p lice officers, ification by the union member
agreed' to leave the ,disciplinary and by the city commission.
procedure unchanged for this The city reached an agreement
year, and to change it next year. with Teamsters Local 79 on a con
At present, when a grievance tract with firefighters earlier thi
goes to arbitration, the arbitrator month.
decides if discipline wais warrant- The city had declared an
ed and if the discipline imposed impasse with AFL-CIO Loca
was appropriate. 1010, which represents all othe
The city wants the arbitrator's unionized employees of the city
role limited to deciding if disci- but agreed to lift the impasse
pline was warranted, leaving the after Monday's city commission
discipline imposed to the city meeting. (See related story on
manager's discretion, this page.)


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City Will

Terminate

Main St.

Contract
The city probably will ter-
minate its contract with
David Nelson Construction
for the Main Street redesign
project in January, and will
rebid the'resurfacing of Main
Street after the issue of ,the
old Philip's Department Store
building is resolved.
Work in front of the
Philip's building was halted
earlier this year after the City
condemned the building and
ordered it vacated because of
widening cracks in the exteri-
or walls. The owners of the
building then sued the city
and the contractor, alleging
that the damage was the con-
tractor's fault.
Still to be completed are
rebuilding of sidewalks in
front of the Philip's building
and milling and resurfacing of
Main Street in downtown
Bartow. Both projects will cre-
ate a lot of vibration, and the
contractor was concerned that
further damage to the Philip's
building might occur.
When the street is resur-
faced, brick crosswalks will be
put in the street.
City Mgr. Joseph J.
DeLegge said Nelson will cor-
rect "punch list" items,
including redoing the side-
walk on the south side of the
300 block. That sidewalk
slopes toward buildings, and
it should slope toward the
street.
Sam Allen, project manag-
er for Nelson, said he antici-
pates that his firm will bid on
completion of the project after
issues with the Philip's build-
ing are resolved.
"In my career, we have
never been unable to finish a
job," he said.


By S. L. FRISBIE, IV
Publisher

Contract negotiators for the
City of Bartow and AFL-CIO
Local 1010 appeared Monday
night to be so far apart that they
can't even agree on areas of dis-
.agreement.
The city's chief negotiator,
labor relations lawyer Mitchell
Franks, submitted to the commis-
sion the city's proposed 52-page
contract (including 20 pages of
wage rates) for approval by the
commission after declaring an
impasse with the union.
He said the primary point of
disagreement was the union's
wanting relief from a clause that
requires the union and its
employees to "deal only with the
city- manager or his representa-
tive in matters requiring mutual
consent or other official action
during the term of this agree-
ment."
The union sought to add a sen-
tence reading: "This clause will in
no way circumvent or hinder
employees' rights to individual or
collective free speech under the
laws both federal and state."
That change was among 21
pages of proposed changes to the
contract, including 4 4.5 percent
pay raise. The city has offered 3
percent.
The commission ultimately
approved only the city's wording
of the disputed clause Article
2.2 of the contract and said -the
two sides should resume negotia-
tions on the brvayice of the con-
tract. City Mgr: Joseph J.
DeLegge said the city would lift
the impasse, which will open the
way for a closed meeting between
commissioners and the city's rep-
resentatives to discuss negotiat-
ing strategy.
Local 1010 represents all
unionized city employees except
police officers and firefighters,
and is commonly called the "gen-
eral employees union."
In opening a discussion of the
contract before a packed house,
mostly city employees, Mayor Leo
Longworth said the commission
would not tolerate verbal attacks
on the city manager or anyone
else, and that each side would
have 15 minutes to present its
position.


Franks told the commission
that the primary reason for the
impasse was the union's insis-
tence on modification of the lan-
guage dealing with contact with
city commissioners.
"Nobody is trying to abridge
anybody's rights," he said. City
employees have the same right as
anyone else to talk to commis-
sioners about utility rates, city
services, or any other issues not
relating to the contract.
The city charter establishes
that the city manager is chief
executive officer of city govern-
ment, and commissioners have no
authority to act in personnel mat-
ters, he said.
He asked the commission to
approve the contract he submit-
ted, and to then submit it to city
employees for a vote. If employees
were to reject the contract, there
would be no contract, he said.
Commissioner Andy Laurent
asked what would govern the
relationship between the city
management and the employees
in the absence of a contract.
The city's employee handbook
and the issues on which the par-
ties had reached agreement
would apply, Franks replied.
Steve Hall, business agent for
Local 1010 and chief negotiator
for the city union, told the com-
mission: "We don't believe we are
at impasse; the city declared the
impasse."
He said that on Sept. 14,
Franks "refused to bargain" after
declaring impasse over Article
2:2..
"Mr. DeLegge wants to control
what you can know and hear," he
said.
He charged that the city "is not
negotiating in good faith."
In several cases, Franks
agreed to contract wording, then
changed it, Hall said.
Among issues on which the
union and the city are in dis-
agreement, he said:
The union opposed a city pro-
posal that would limit the author-
ity of labor mediators to modify a
decision of the city manager.
The union wants the proba-
tionary period for employees pro-
moted to new positions reduced
from 90 days to 30.
The union wants five weeks
of vacation for employees who


have more than 25 years with the
city.
The union wants to increase
the amount of unused sick leave
for which employees can be paid
when they leave the city's employ.
The union opposes a city pro-
posal to pay all vacation, holi-
days,. and other time off at
straight time. At present, leave
time is counted as hours worked,
and can generate overtime pay.
His 12-minute presentation
was greeted with loud applause
from employees.
Franks responded that either
party to negotiations can declare
an impasse. He urged the com-
mission to approve the entire con-
tract so that pay raises could go
into effect.
Hall said the union had pro-
posed to set aside discussions of
Article 2.2 and bargain on other
points, but that Franks had
refused.
Gary Showers received a round
of applause from city employees
when he told the commission that
the only item at impasse was
Article 2.2. He urged the commis-
sion to decide that issue and send
the rest of the contract back to the
negotiating teams.
That is essentially what the
commission ended. up doing.
Laurent asked if the entire
contract were at impasse, or only
Article 2.2.
The city's position is that the
entire contract is at impasse,
Franks replied.
Commissioner Pat Huff sug-
gested that the commission
decide on Article 2.2 and return
the balance of the contract for
negotiations.
Hall said the union wants to be
able to talk to commissioners
about what is going on in negotia-
tions.
He said the union wrote a let-
ter to commissioners last year
regarding problems with negotia-
tions, and received a letter from
the city saying the union was vio-
lating the contract.
."We just want to be able to
inform you," he said, adding that
the union's proposed revision to
Article 2.2 "is protecting our right
to free speech."
Franks said the union's word-
ing would violate the city charter
by allowing employees to bypass


the city manager for items cov-
ered by the contract, including
employee discipline.
Commissioner Brian Hinton
asked if the city's language would
supersede the federal Whistle
Blower law, which protects an
employee who exposes an abuse
in government.
Franks said it would not.
Laurent drew applause from
the employees when he said:
"I didn't even know we were
having talks, and they (Franks
and DeLegge) represent me."
Longworth said the commis-
sion should not get involved in
negotiating terms of the contact,
and suggested that the commis-
sion table the issue and ask both
sides to study each other's writ-
ten position statements, which
were distributed to the commis-
sion at the beginning of the hear-
ing.
DeLegge said that if the com-
mission approved the union's
wording of Article 2.2, it should
amend the city charter.
Hinton said he believed city
employees should have the right
to talk to commissioners about
any item not covered by the con-
tract.
"They talk to me," Longworth
said.
Franks reiterated that employ-
ees have the same right as any
other citizen to talk with commis-
sioners, except on items covered
by the union contract.
Commissioner Pat Huff moved
that the commission approve the
wording ofArticle.;2.2 a, proposed
by the city, as welt as Artid 2.1,
which requires the city to deal
with "authorized representatives
of the union." Laurent seconded
the motion.
City Atty. George Dunlap
asked Franks if the commission
could meet with him oiUt of the
sunshine" to. discussinego.tiating
strategy. Franks said thdt could
not be done while. the parties
were at impasse -,.- ,:
DeLegge then urged the com-
mission to approve:: the city's
wording of Article 2.2, an.dsaid he
would withdraw the: declaration
of impasse so that the commission
could meet privately with Franks.
With that, the .commission
voted unanimously to do so. .


Protesters Seek Exit Strategy In Iraq


MILITARY VETERANS were among those who delivered "Out in
'06" petitions to Rep. Adam Putnam's office last week. Local members
of the grassroots organization, MoveOn.org Political Action gathered
some 500 signatures locally, calling on.Republicans in Congress to
support an exit strategy from the war in Iraq. MoveOn members did
the same at 287 congressional offices across the country on Dec. 14,
representing 400,000 petition endorsers. The campaign comes at a
time "political parties in Iraq, some Republicans and many Democrats
in Congress support an exit strategy with a timeline," Bartow
MoveOn Coordinator Thomas Carroll (far right) said. "We do not


believe a continued U.S. presence in Iraq will accomplish any further
stability. We feel the Bush administration's goals in Iraq have contin-
ued to change throughout the engagement and have never qualified a
realistic outcome. To remain there in pursuit of the goal of creating a
democratic and self-sustaining Iraqi government is an impossible
objective. The Iraqi people must choose this for themselves." The peti-
tions were presented to Putnam case worker Anne Bell, who mailed
them to Putnam in Washington. Among those in this local group were
veterans of the Korean and Vietnam Wars, an uncle of a serviceman
in Iraq, and a variety of age groups. (Staff photo by Peggy Kehoe)


Democrat Vol.







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The Polk County Democrat December 22, 2005


Across the
Back Fence


Entrants Needed for Annual
MLK-Gause Memorial Parade


Life


and disband at Carve.r Recrea-
tion Center.
Participants are asked to as-
semble at Main and Floral for
the parade line up at 12:30 p.m.
There is no fee to enter.
For more information or to
sign up, call Carver Young at
533-1207 or 533-4148.
The annual event is, sponsored
by the King-Gause committee of
the Bartow Deacons and Stew-
ards Alliance.


Lioness Club
Celebrates
Christmas
Bartow Lioness Club held its
annual Christmas party Mon-
day, Dec. 5.
Haven Harmony, a singing
group from Winter Haven, pro-
vided the entertainment. The
group is led by Cindy Selph.
Songs performed were "Mary,
Did You Know"; "Great, Great
Joy"; March of the Kings"; and
"We Need a Little Christmas."
Ms. Selph also led in group
singing of Christmas songs.
Greenery, bows, and candles
decorated the tables.
Edna Webster led the prayer
and pledge.
Lillian Aniderson, Julia Lewis,
Dot Taylor, and guests Al Chiles
and Ed Williams, were wished
Happy Birthday.
The next Lioness Club meet-
ing will be held Monday, Jan. 2.
The next board meeting is set
Jan. 23, at the home of Sara
Long.
The club's convalescent home
party was held Dec. 6.


James R. Patrick and Darlene Donovan

Darlene Donovan to
Wed James R. Patrick


Les and Sharon Barker of De-
bary, Fla., and Richard Donovan
of Lakeland, have announced the
engagement of their daughter,
Darlene Donovan, of Lakeland,
to James R. Patrick of Bartow,
son of-Jim and Joyce Patrick of
Brandon.
They became engaged on


Thanksgiving Day.
The bride-elect is an account-
ing manager, and the prospec-
tive bridegroom is an executive
vice president.
The couple plan to reside in
Bartow after they marry in early
2006.


Canaan Miles Carr


The Carr family spent this
Thanksgiving at Lakeland Re-
gional Medical Center and was
very happy to do so.
Canaan Miles Carr was born
Nov. 22, 2005, at 10:46 a.m., to
Miles and Amber Carr of Lake-
land. He weigh 9 pounds, 11-
1/2 ounces,' and was 22-1/2
r


inches long.
Thanksgiving dinner never
tasted so good to the family, who
was joined in the Lakeland Re-
gional cafeteria by grandparents
Domenick and Virginia Condello,
and uncle, Rocco Condello.
To make the holiday even
more special, Lanee Grace
Turner, Canaan's cousin, was
born 13 hours after Canaan, so
Lanee's parents celebrated
Thanksgiving in the cafeteria
with the Carr family.
Lanee arrived safe and sound
at 12:22 a.m. on Nov. 23, 2005.
She weighed 8 pounds,.4 ounces,
and was 21 inches long.
She is the daughter of Don
and Lee Turner of south Lake-
land; sister of Netta, Olivia, and
Bill; and the grandchild of Mi-
chael and Linda Greear of High-
land City.


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your area read the
Democrat or Leader.


Meals on Wheels Executive Director Kathy Council 7091 (left) and Herman Mathews of the
Lister (center) receives two checks totaling $3,500 Auburndale Masonic Lodge.
'from George Bunda of Knights of Columbus


New Year's Dance to Benefit Local Charities


For the 16th year, the Rogues will play for
the New Year's Eve dance at the Bartow Civic
Center, with proceeds donated to local charities.
The event will begins at 9 p.m. and lasts until 1
a.m. Doors open at 8 p.m. Admittance is $25 per
person until Friday, Dec. 30, and $30 per person


Bartowan Tells Lions of Trip to
China to Adopt Orphaned Girl


David jeiley of the .Boy Scouts of America Council of Boy Scouts of America. The. presenta-
(right)-presents a plaque to Paul Wood (left) and tion was made during a recent board meeting of
John Wood, Jr., in appreciation of the Wood fam- Meals on Wheels, which also was on the receiving
ily's recent donation of $10,000 to the Gulf Ridge end of a $10,000 gift from the Wood family.

Meals on Wheels Receives $3,500

In Donations From Knights, Masons

Christmas came to Meals on..
Wheels in the fQrm of two unex-
pected cash donations totaling
$3,500. -
The gifts were presented by.
Knights of Columbus Council
7091 of Cypress Gardens and the
Auburndale Masonic Lodge dur- '. n.-,--
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directors meeting."" :"-.
The Winter Haven-based '
charity also was on the receiving '..
end of recent donations of ..
$45,000 in free food from Colo-
rado Boxed Beef and $10,000 in ,
proceeds from a golf event at the'
Cypresswood Golf and Country '
Club, coupled with a personal |'
contribution from the family of
Cypresswood developer John
Wood, Sr.
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the .-Degember board meeting,
George.Bunda of the Knights of
Columbus and Herman Mathews l
of the :Afiburidale Masonic _B
Lodge' presented the gifts to
MOW Executive Director Kathy John Wood, Jr., (left) receives a; gift from Meals on Wheels
Lister. Treasurer Dan Mann during a recent Meals on Wheels board meet-
Bunda donated a check for ing in Winter Haven. (Photos provided)


Rev. Charles Clendinen, pas-
tor at Associate Reformed Pres-
byterian Church, told Bartow Li-
ons Club members and their
guests during their Dec. 20
luncheon meeting of a recent 10-
day trip he made to China.
Reverend Clendinen traveled
there to complete adoption proce-
dures of a 13-month-old girl to
join he and his wife, Karen's,
family.
The Clendinens now have
three adopted children: the girl,
Rachel; a 5-1/2-year-old son,
Will; and Will's half-brother, Na-
than, who is 2-1/2 years old.
Reverend Clendinen and his
father were included in a group
who flew out of John F. Kennedy
airport and over the North Pole
on their way to China to adopt
13 abandoned or orphaned chil-
dren there.
The speaker presented photos
taken on the trip to illustrate
conditions in China, and of vari-
ous activities undertaken by the
group.
While Chinese food was avail-
able, he said, it was limited, with
Kentucky Fried Chicken being


after Dec. 30. Proceeds from this annual event
will benefit local youth soccer and the Sunshine
Foundation. For further information or to pur-
chase tickets, call 533-4886, 644-0016, 816-2507,
683-1982, or 644-4046. (Democrat file photo)


To accomplish great things, we
must not only act, but also
dream; not only plan, but also
believe.
-Anatole France


one of the group's favorite eating
spots. He said he lost 10 pounds
while on the trip.
No city the group visited num-
bered less than 1-1/2 million, he
said. Chief means of transporta-
tion for the Chinese included bi-
cycles and motorcycles.
Reverend Clendinen said that
Rachel had never worn shoes un-
til she was adopted, and was un-
able to walk at that time. The in-
fant Chinese girl was abandoned
shortly after her birth, and spent
her first few months in an or-
phanage.
More than one-million chil-
dren are available for adoption
in China.
The group visiting China for
the adoption procedures was
closely monitored by government
forces, though three members of
one family were able to play golf
on a Chinese course, Reverend
Clendinen said.
The speaker was introduced
by Allen Hain.
President John Godwin an-
nounced the club will not be
meeting next week.'


Man Killed in Crash

Saturday Identified


Florida Highway Patrol troop-
ers have identified 39-year-old
Macie Leon Donald of Bartow as
the man who was killed in a
three-vehicle crash Saturday
night south of Bartow.
The accident happened
around 8:30 on U.S. Highway 17
North and County Road 640
when a tractor trailer traveling
northbound on Highway 17
made a left-hand turn in front of
Donald's 1997 Saturn, FHP
Trooper J. Romorowski said.
The Saturn struck the right
side of the trailer, then traveled
under the trailer into the left
lane of northbound traffic, where
it was struck by a 2005 Nissan.


Donald died at the scene, Ro-
morowski said.
No one else was injured in the
crash.
Donald was born in Bartow on
Sept. 30, 1966. He was a laborer
for the City of Bartow.
He is survived by his wife,
Connie Denise Donald; four
daughters, Katrina Matthews,
Katira Donald, Katisha Donald,
and Kamecia Donald, all of Bar-
tow; his father, Macie R. Donald
of Bartow; his mother and step-
father, Virgie Truedell and Rev.
Albert Truedell of Lakeland;
three sisters; three brothers; and
four grandchildren.


George, Carole &
Pippa of The Stanford
Inn wishes to thank
friends, neighbors &
people oflBartow for
the warmth of their
welcome & generosity
of their support.
We wish all a Merry
Christmas & a Happy
New Year!

In Loving Memory











Connie L. Williams
April 18, 1946- July 1, 2004
We know that time is the ultimate
healer although there will always
be a part of us that will forever hold
you close in our hearts.
You were the kind ofperson that
everyone loved and we still do.
We will miss you always!
Your Loving Family


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In a role reversal, Meals o'on
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a chance to play Santa Claus


when he presented a special gift
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Editorial





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McQuillen Subdivision


Shows What Can Be Done


If Duane McQuillen had brought to the
city a plan to build 41 homes on 24.4 acres
on E.F. Griffin Road a year ago, we believe
that a majority of E.F. Griffin Road resi-
dents and a majority of the zoning board
members would have been ecstatic.
His plan was excellent; his timing,
through no fault of his own, was bad. By
the time he submitted his proposal, a
majority of the zoning board finally dug in
their heels and insisted on Rural Estate
zoning.
For the past year or so, the city has
approved one development after another
on E.F. Griffin Road to be built to the city's
highest single family residential density
and lowest housing standard, R-1.
There is nothing wrong with R-1 hous-
ing; that is the zoning on the majority of
Bartow's residential developments. Many
subdivisions, though zoned R-1, have lots
and homes which substantially exceed the
minimum sizes in the code.
There are neighborhoods in which it
would make little sense to require a higher
zoning standard.
E.F. Griffin Road is an exception.
It is or was a rural area, with
homes, large and small, on spacious lots.
The county zoning classification was ARR
- agricultural rural residential allow-
ing a housing density of only one house
per five acres.
It would be unrealistic to expect density
that low to be maintained. Land is simply
too costly for any but the most affluent cit-
izens to build on five-acre lots.
Several months ago, at the urging of sev-
eral E.F. Griffin Road residents, the city
created Rural Estate zoning classifications
of RE-1 (one house per acre) and RE-2 (two
houses per acre).
Some E.F. Griffin Road residents now
suggest that the Rural Estate zoning was a
hoax intended to lull them into thinking
that the city's development staff, zoning
board, and city commission were going to
get serious about low density zoning. That
suggestion, for the most part, is unfair.
The problem is that the city has sat back
and waited for a developer to apply for
Rural Estate zoning, rather: than aggres-
sively pursuing it.


True, the city cannot impose that low
density by fiat; what it can do is to refuse
to approve anything less. To do that, city
officials will have to say "No!" to develop-
ments of higher density.
To our way of thinking, the planning
function of local government implies
selecting areas for all appropriate land
uses, rather than simply processing what-
ever developers want to do. Thus far, the
city commission and the zoning board
have been reluctant to establish a plan for
low density housing and make it stick.
The McQuillen development, which
started at 58 homes, and was reduced by
the developer to 48 homes, then to 41,
shows that a highly-respected developer
has concluded that there is a market for
executive homes on spacious lots.
Duane McQuillen compromised in good
faith, and the city commission accepted the
compromise. Even E.F. Griffin Road resi-
dents who held out for one-acre homesites
acknowledged that the plan approved by
the commission was vastly preferable to
the initial proposal.
We believe his compromise may encour-
age other developers to opt for RE-1 or RE-
2 zoning on what undeveloped property is
left on E.F. Griffin Road and Lyle Parkway.
With insistent leadership from the zon-
ing board and the city commission, we
believe it can be made to happen. Without
that leadership, clearly it won't.

To those who agree with us, and equally
to those who don't, we wish a glorious
Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!


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BARTOW Two thousand
years ago, wise men from the East
were in search of an answer to a
'critically important question that
goes to the heart of what today we
call Christmas.
The question they asked
proves they knew of the writing
of the Prophet Daniel and his tes-
timonies in the Courts of Babylon
500 years earlier, for they knew it
was through the seed of
Abraham, father of the Jewish
people, and the lineage of King
David that the Redeemer and
King would come into the world.
They understood the one they
sought was a human man from
the nation of Israel, and that he
was born of woman. They also
understood that He was of divine
origin. That's why they wanted to
worship Him.
Led by a bright star in the East,
the wise men traveled about 700
miles to Jerusalem, where they
began a diligent search for the
Christ Child. They even went
before King Herod asking:
"Where is He who is born King of
the Jews?"
For the wise men to seek a man
child to worship is truly amazing
since it was in direct opposition to


the belief in pagan deities that
were part of their own land and
culture. What is even more amaz-
ing is that these wise men would
not have made their long, diffi-
cult, and dangerous journey
unless they believed in the God of
whom Daniel spoke. They would
not have known the bright star in
the East meant the Son of God
had been born unless they
believed in God.
It was extremely important to
the wise men to see this Child, to
honor Him with expensive and
precious gifts, and to worship
Him. So they asked: "Where is He
who is born King of the Jews?"
In time, the star led them to
Bethlehem, where they found the
Child, and worshiped Him. They
worshiped the One who is wholly
man, wholly God, and according
to the flesh, a Jew. He was the
Lamb slain before the foundation
of the world, and the shadow of
the Cross falls silently, but unerr-
ingly, across the manger where
He was first lain.
Mark it well. The Virgin Birth
of Christ means nothing without
the Cross. And the Cross means
nothing without the Virgin Birth.
We cannot have the benefit of one


without the benefit of the other.
Neither is an isolated event. The
Virgin Birth of Christ is only
important because of His sacrifi-
cial and substitutionary death.
And His death is only important
because of his Virgin Birth.
Without both we would be dying
in our sins.
The wise men from the East
did not know all the answers, but
they knew the right question.
They also knew the One they
sought and found was infinitely
more than a helpless Child. He
was God in .flesh, the King of
Kings, the Lord of Lords, the
Sovereign of the Universe, and
the Savior of all who put their
trust in Him. No wonder they
worshiped when they found the
Child.
Wise men from the East sought
the King. Are there any wise men
from the West in search of Him?
We have plenty of pageantry
and plenty of religion, but where
is the regeneration? "You must be
born again" ,is still the heart of
God's message to man.
This Christmas, may you
receive the greatest gift you'll ever
receive the gift of God's Son.
ESTELLE HUMPHRIES


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

Santa? Absolutely!


Few indeed are the American
columnists, famous or obscure,
who have not at one time or
another wished that little Virginia
had written to them instead of the
New York Sun with her classic
question: "Is there a Santa
Claus?"
-While most of us probably
would have been afraid to
answer it at the time, we've all
thought how we might have gone
about it.
A few cynics would have
snarled: "Of course there is no
Santa Claus. He's just an inven-
tion of people who still believe in
something for nothing."
But Virginia's letter was guid-
ed to the hands of a more sensi-
tive writer. The reply is perhaps
the third most famous piece of
Christmas journalism ever writ-
ten, after the Christmas stories
chronicled by Matthew and Luke.
Still, there persists the wish
that I could have gotten Virginia's
letter. Sometimes at Christmas, I
wonder how I would have
replied ...

Yes, Virginia, there is a Santa
Claus.
Your little friends have made


you unhappy by telling you there
is not, but it is really they who are
unhappy, for they have lost a lit-
tle of the faith of childhood.
Some of my friends say there is
no God, and they're grown-ups,
and ought to know better. It is
sad that they have lost their faith,
not because I believe them, but
because they believe themselves.
You know, Virginia, God and
Santa Claus have a lot in com-
mon.
When we are very young, our
parents tell us that God is a per-
son like you and me, with a head,
two arms, two legs. And they say
he lives in Heaven a place high
in the sky and sits on a throne
of gold.
Is that the way Heaven really
is? I don't know; I've never been
there. But I do know there is a
God and a Heaven.
When we are very young, we
cannot understand ideas like a
God who exists but not in human
form, or a Heaven that exists but
not in the form of a beautiful city.
So our parents and Sunday
school teachers and preachers
describe God and Heaven in a
way we can understand.
Santa Claus is a lot like that,


Virginia.
When we are very young, we
are told that Santa Claus is a
chubby old fellow who wears a
red suit and lives at the North
Pole where he has a toy shop.
And we are told that on
Christmas Eve, after we are
sound asleep, he flies over all the
world in his sleigh, leaving pre-
sents for all the children.
Is there really a Santa Claus
who looks like that and lives at
the North Pole? I couldn't say, for
I have never been there. But I do
know that there is a Santa Claus.
He lives in the hearts of chil-
dren, and of their parents and
grandparents and uncles and
aunts and just about everybody.
You wonder if the man in the
red suit ringing a bell on a street
corner or riding a fire truck or
coming to town in a helicopter or
sitting in a department store is
really Santa Claus. And if so, how
can he get all his toys ready in
time?
Well the way I look at it, these
people are sort of like the preach-
ers in our churches. They are not
God; they are His helpers. They
help us understand who God is
and how He wants us to live. But


just because they are not God
does not mean there is no God.
And that's the way it is with
the Santa Clauses we see on the
streets and in the stores and at the
parties at Christmas time. They
are Santa's helpers, who help us
understand the excitement of the
season and the joy of giving as we
celebrate the birthday of Jesus.
But just because they are not
the real Santa Claus does not
mean there is no Santa Claus.
I cannot see God the way I can
see you or my own children and
little grandson, yet I know that
God exists, because I can see
what He has done in our world.
I have never seen Santa Claus
come down my chimney, either,
but when I hear people wishing a
Merry Christmas to strangers and
sending cards to friends they
haven't seen for years and giving
money to charity ... and most ot
all, when I see the face of a little
child light up, with joy on
Christmas morning then I
know there is a Santa Claus.
Yes, Virginia, there is a Santa
Claus. In a lot of ways, he's very
much like God.
In fact, I think Santa Claus
works for God.


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


Fifty Years Ago
Dr. E.T. Casler has been pro-
moted to manager of the Florida
operations of International
Minerals & Chemical Corp.,
effective Jan. 1, it was announced
today is Chicago.
Warm-hearted Bartowans
have rushed to the aid of family
of seven who escaped with only
their lives and the clothes on their
backs when their home was
destroyed, by fire Sunday morn-
ing. Relief Coordinator N.E.
Jordan announced Tuesday that
furniture, bedding, clothing,
dishes and food even a refrig-
erator and stove have come
pouring in for the family. He
quoted the wife of the family as
saying they now have everything
they need.
More than 34,000 pieces of out-
going mail, including 650 parcels,
flowed through the Bartow post
office yesterday, with at least an
equal amount of incoming mail,
setting a one-day record for mail
handling, Postmaster L.C. Olive
announced.

Forty-Five Years Ago
A six-year-old Lake Garfield
girl was seriously injured when
she ran into the path of a car dri-
ven by a 13-year-old Bartow girl,
whose parents didn't know she
was out in the car. She fled in
panic after the accident and, was
picked up by a Connersville
woman who took her home. State
Trooper Ronnie McNutt charged
the youthful driver with driving
without a license.


Three 16-year-old boys have
confessed to setting a fire in a
Bartow Elementary School class-
room, Police Chief K.C. Myers
said today. Investigation is con-
tinuing into weekend vandalism
at the high school.
"Forecaster" TV a dramatic
New Dimension in TV Styling.
TV prices start at $169.95. TB's
Appliances and Television.

Forty Years Ago
The city commission Friday
morning approved a cable televi-
sion permit for Jerrold Electronics
Corp., but the firm's attorney said
the company may.not accept the
contract.
A change in top management
of Armour Chemical Co.'s
Florida phosphate operations
was announced today. Mgr. T.L.
Carey has resigned to accept a
position elsewhere in Florida,
and will be succeeded by Frank
Dunbar.
Gail O'Doski has been named
general manager of radio station
WBAR, succeeding John
Bunning, who has moved to
Orlando, it was announced today.
Sue Heidel, a Bartow High
School senior, will represent the
Augusta Bevis Music Club in the
annual "Jeanie With the Light
Brown Hair" contest, to be held
Feb. 12 at White Springs, it was
announced today.

Thirty-Five Years Ago
An armed man held up the
clerk on duty at the Jackson Minit
Market Saturday night, and


escaped on foot into the dark-
ness.
Bartow's District 3A
Champions placed seven players
on the 46-man All-Region squad
selected by the Florida Sports
Writers Assn. Named to the first
team were guard Ricky Wilson,
fullback Tommy Pierce, tackle
Charles Wright and halfback
Vernon Forsett; on the second
team, center Ron Cauthon, half-
back Tom Mikell and end Robert
Myrick.
Hoping to reduce the increas-
ing friction between the city and
county commissions, city com-
missioners voted yesterday to
give the county free use of the
city courtroom, and instructed
City Mgr. Richard Barton to set
up a "friendship meeting"
between the two groups as soon
as possible.

Thirty Years Ago
In a major reorganization of
the Bartow police department,
announced today by Chief John
Cunningham, M.L. McKinsey has
been promoted to the rank of
major and will share assistant
chief duties with Robert L.
Broadbent, who was laterally
appointed from inspector to the
rank of major. The position of
inspector has been abolished,
Cunningham said.
Stephanie Olinger, 12, has been
selected as Bartow's All-Star
cheerleader for the Florida Youth
Football Conference varsity all-
star game in Tampa on January.
Imperial Lumber Co. has con-


traced with a leading Iranian
engineering firm to supply $4
million worth of store fronts,
wood railing, panels, window
units and other millwork for a
major new bazaar at Mashad in
northeastern Iran, it was
announced this week.

Twenty-Five Years Ago
Six persons have been arrested
and 18 burglaries solved in what
Police Chief C.A. Fleming said
appears destined to be the
biggest burglary ring case broken
in Bartow history. In jail are three
men and one woman, aged from
18 to 20. Two male juveniles, ages
16 and 17, have been released to
their parents. More arrests and
more burglaries solved are
expected, Fleming said.
Grinding through a mountain
of paperwork over the weekend,
Bartow police detectives spend
the weekend sorting out the who-
hit-what-place on six persons
nabbed in last week's burglary
ring arrests. The tally of charges
so far runs from four burglaries,
two grand thefts, four petty thefts
against a 16-year-old juvenile, to
19 burglaries and 19 theft charges
against a Homeland man, aged
20. Bonds for the four adults in
jail run from $9,500 for the adult
female to $29,000 for one of the
male adults. The two juveniles
have been released to their par-
ents. One has been turned over to
his father in Fort Meade because
"his mother has no control over
him."


OUR READERS SAY

The Gift of God's Son












Obituaries


Macie Leon Donald

Macie Leon
Donald
Macie Leon Donald, 39, of
Bartow, died in an automobile
accident Saturday, Dec. 17,
2005.
Mr. Donald was born in Bar-
tow on Sept. 30, 1966.
He was a laborer for the City
of Bartow.
Survivors include his wife,
Connie Denise Donald; four
daughters, Katrina Matthews,
Katira Donald, Katisha Donald,
and Kamecia Donald, all of Bar-
tow; his father, Macie R. Donald
of Bartow; his mother and step-
father, Virgie Truedell and Rev.
Albert Truedell of Lakeland;
three sisters, Lisa Thomas of
Lakeland, Nedra Quick of Port-
mouth, Va., and Tangler Jones of
Lake Wales; three brothers, Wil-
lie Donald of Portmouth, Va.,
Alonzo Donald and Dwayne Don-
ald, both of Mulberry; and four
grandchildren.
The funeral: Thursday, Dec.
22, at 1 p.m., at Mt. Zion AME
Church.
Interment: Wildwood Cenie-
tery in Bartow.
Arrangements: Gause Fu-
neral Home, Bartow.


We would like to
thank everyone
for their prayers,
visits, food and
flowers during
the loss of our
loved one
E icka Jenkins.


Herb & Patricia
Chancey & Family


Jewell
Windham
Jewell Windham, 92, of Fort
Meade, died Tuesday, Dec. 20,
2005, at Health Central Park in
Winter Garden.
Born in Bellview, Ala., on
July 22, 1913, Mrs. Windham
moved to Fort Meade five years
ago from Clermont, where she
and her husband lived for 25
years after residing in Jasper
and Fort Meade.
She was a homemaker. She
was a member of Clermont
Church of God prior to moving to
Fort Meade, where she joined
Cornerstone Church of God.
Mrs. Windham was preceded
in death by her husband, Alvie
Lloyd Windham, Sr.; and two
daughters, Agnes and Grace
Windham.
Survivors include four sons,
Alvie Lloyd Windham, Jr., of
Fort Meade, James "Jim" Wind-
ham of Gainesville, Keith Wind-
ham of Lake Wales, and Stanley
Windham of Jasper; two daugh-
ters, Ann Tiller of Jacksonville
and Jerrie Faye Russell of Cler-
mont; 13 grandchildren; 18
great-grandchildren; one great-
great-grandchild; and a sister,
Irene Kelley of Enterprise, Ala.
Visitation: Friday, Dec. 23,
from 1 to 2 p.m., at Cornerstone
Church of God, 10 South Semi-
nole Avenue, Fort Meade.
The funeral will follow Friday
at 2 p.m. at the funeral home,
with Rev. Ed Sattesahn and
Jonathan R. Walker officiating.
Interment: Watson Cemetery
in Fort Meade.
Arrangements: McLean Fu-
neral Home in Fort Meade.

Reymundo
Jaime
Reymundo Jaime, infant son
of Daniel Jaime and Alejandra
Jaime of Wahneta, died Satur-
day, Dec. 17, 2005, at St. Jo-
seph's Hospital in Tampa.
Master Jaime was born Dec.
17, 2005, in Winter Haven.
Along with his parents, survi-
vors include two sisters, Yulisa
Benitez and Noemi Jaime, both
of Wahneta; a brother, Dariel
Jaime of Wahneta; his grandfa-
thers, Jesus Jaime of Haines
City and Jose Victor Benitez of
California; and his grandmoth-
ers, Paula Jaime of Wahneta
and Minerva Valencia of Kansas.
Visitation: Friday, Dec. 23,
from 10 to 10:30 a.m., at St. Tho-
mas Catholic Church, 2180
South Kissingen Avenue, Bar-
tow.
The funeral will follow Friday
at 10:30 a.m., at the church.
Arrangements: Whidden-
McLean Funeral Home in Bar-
tow.


Cecil E. 'Pete9
Wiggins
Cecil E. "Pete" Wiggins, 79, of
Mulberry, died of respiratory
failure Sunday, Dec. 18, 2005, at
Bartow Regional Medical Cen-
ter.
Born in Bartow on Nov. 12,
1926, Mr. Wiggins moved to
Bradley Junction 35 years ago.
He was a dry mill operator for
Swift & Company in Bartow for
35 years.
He was a U.S. Army veteran
of World War II.
Mr. Wiggins was preceded in
death by his wife, Betty Wiggins.
Survivors include his daugh-
ter, Sharon Bowden of Bartow;
his son, Ronald W. Snow of Bar-
tow; two sisters, Irene Ford of
Bartow and Ernestine Parker of
Winder, Ga.; three grandchil-
dren; and three great-grandchil-
dren.
Visitation: Wednesday, Dec.
21, from 6 to 8 p.m., at Whidden-
McLean Funeral Home in Bar-
tow.
The funeral: Thursday, Dec.
22, at 2 p.m., at Wildwood Ceme-
tery in Bartow, with Rev. Her-
man E. Music officiating.


Homeschool

Class Set
Explorations V Children's
Museum has set its Home School
Workshop for Thursday, Jan. 12.
There will be a session on ge-
ology and archeology and an art
session.
The sessions are $9 per stu-
dent, per class.
There are two morning ses-
sions from 10 to 11:30 a.m. and
two afternoon sessions from 1 to
2:30 p.m.
In order to hold the class a
minimum of 10 students must be
registered.
Classes will accommodate a
maximum of 30 students. Indi-
viduals, families or home school
groups may register.
Adult educators are free.
The session rate for museum
members is $5 per class. Pre-reg-
istration and pre-payment are
required to hold a place in class.
For additional information,
contact the museum at 687-3869
or send an e-mail to info@explo-
rationsv.cori.


December 22, 2005 The Polk County Democrat 5A


Remember Safety When Choosing Toys


Parents and caregivers can
make sure they're choosing safe
toys for their children by paying
close attention to warning labels
and manufacturer's guidelines.
More than three billion toys
and games are sold in the United
States every year, and most of
them are very safe, according to
Safe Kids Worldwide.
Warning labels and manufac-
turers' instructions tell you how
to use the product safely. If the
manufacturer sets a minimum
age or other restrictions, there's
a reason.
Follow the instructions.
Nationwide in 2003, more
than 155,000 children ages 14
and younger (including nearly
53,000 ages 4 and under) were
treated in emergency rooms for
toy-related injuries.
By far, the biggest category of
toy-related injuries about 40
percent involves riding toys,
such as scooters, inline skates
and skateboards.
If you give a riding toy to a
child, remember: the gift isn't
complete without a helmet and-
protective gear. Riding toys
should not be used near vehicle
traffic, stairs, swimming pools or
bodies of water.


Under federal law, new toys
cannot contain hazardous sub-
stances or pose a danger of elec-
trical shock, burns or mechanical
injury (such as pinched or cut
fingers).
Any toy with small parts must
be labeled as a choking hazard if
intended for ages 3 to 6 and is
prohibited if intended for chil-
dren less than 3 years old.
Hazardous art materials must
be labeled as "inappropriate for
use by children," and realistic-
looking toy guns are subject to
labeling requirements.
If you buy toys secondhand or
get hand-me-downs, visit www.
recalls.gov to make sure the toy
hasn't been recalled for safety
reasons.
If a new toy comes with a
product registration card, mail it
in right away so the manufac-
turer can contact you if the item
is ever recalled.
Polk County Safe Kids Chap-
ter also recommends these pre-
cautions:
Use a small parts tester'
(available in quantity from the
Safe Kids Resource Catalog) or
the cardboard tube from a roll of
toilet paper to identify choking
hazards. Do not let small chil-


dren play with anything that can
fit into one of these cylinders.
Inspect toys often to make
sure they are in good repair. Do
not let young children play with
broken toys or toys with straps,
cords or strings longer than
seven inches, due to the risk of
strangulation.
Supervise children playing
with any toy that has small
parts, moving parts, electrical or
battery power, cords, wheels or
any other potentially risky com-
ponent.
Simply being in the same
place as your child is not neces-
sarily supervising. An actively
supervised child is in sight and
in reach at all times and is re-
ceiving your undivided attention.
Teach children to put toys
away after playing, to help pre-
vent falls and unsupervised play,
and make sure toys intended for'
younger children are stored
separately from those for older
children.
For more information about
toy safety, protective equipment
and choking, visit www.safe
kids.org.


Medicare

Seminar

Offered
A medicare seminar "Which
Plan is Right For Me," will be of-
fered on Dec. 27 and 28 at
Carver Recreation Center, 520
South Idlewood Avenue, Bartow.
The seminar will begin at 10
a.m. each day.
At the event, Medicare will be
discussed and enrollment will be
available.
Participants should bring the
Medicare and You book, a Medi-
care card, all other insurance in-
formation and a list of current
prescriptions.,
For more information or a free
phone consultation, call 1-877-
897-9791.


Holiday

Garbage

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 Di-
vision will have normal garbage
collection and the landfills will
be open on Friday, Dec. 23. The
Solid Waste office will be closed.
Landfills will be closed on
Saturday, Dec. 24. There will be
no garbage collection service in
unincorporated areas. The Sat-
urday pickup will not be resched-
uled.
On Monday, Dec. 26, and Jan.
2, the landfills will be open and
there will be normal garbage col-
lection. The Solid Waste office
will be closed.
In Bartow during the week of
Dec. 19; Monday and Thursday
residential garbage collection ar-
eas 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, Mon-
day and Thursday collection ar-
eas will be serviced on Tuesday
and Thursday. Tuesday and Fri-
day areas will be serviced on
Wednesday and Friday.
No yard waste will be col-
lected during those two weeks,
or the week of Jan. 2. Yard
waste collection will resume on
Jan. 9.

The tea-hour is the hour of
peace. Strife is lost in the hiss-
ing of the kettle-a tranquiliz-
ing sound, second only to the
purring of a cat.
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Christmas traditions are as
varied as the families who cele-
brate the holiday.
Here's a look at some popular
symbols of the season and how
they came to be.
Advent calendars: The first
calendar counting down to
Christmas dates back to the
19th century. People counted
down 24 or 25 days until Christ-
mas (with the last day being
Christmas Eve or Christmas
Day) by using chalk lines to
mark off the days. Later on, the
tradition of lighting a candle
each night was born. Today, Ad-
vent calendars vary. Some have
drawers or doors that are opened
every day to reveal a religious
icon piece of candy, or you may
even find ones with cartoon char,
acters like Mickey Mouse.
Candles: Thifirst use of can-
dles at Christmas was in the Ro-'
man festival of Saturnalia,
where tall tapers of wax were
given as gifts to guests and as an
offering to Saturn as a symbol of
his light. As Christianity spread,
candles were placed in the front
window of homes to guide the
Christ Child as he went from
house to house on Christmas
Eve.
Candy canes: According to the
National Confectioners Associa-
tion, in the 17th century, the
choirmaster at the Cologne Ca-
thedral in Germany gave his
young singers sugar sticks to
keep them quiet during ceremo-
nies. In honor of the occasion, he
had the candies bent into shep-
herds' crooks. In 1847, a Ger-
man-Swedish immigrant deco-
rated a small blue spruce with


paper ornaments and candy
canes. By the 1900s, the candy
cane got its red and white
stripes and peppermint flavors.
They were mass produced by the
1950s, eliminating the laborious
task of making the treat, and
their popularity spread.
Christmas tree: Germans
would decorate fir trees, inside
and out, with roses, apples, and
colored paper. The tradition hit
England and America via the
German immigrants in Pennsyl-
vania in the 1800s. Of course, a
Christmas tree isn't complete
without ornaments. Decorating
trees dates back to the Victorian
times. Woolworth's department
store sold the first manufactured
Christmas tree, and the. trend
spread.
Mistletoe: The Scandifiavians
thought of mistletoe as a peace-
ful and harmonious plant. And,
they linked Frigg, their goddess
of love, with mistletoe. The com-
bination of these two schools of
thought brought about the cus-
tom of kissing under the mistle-
toe. Those who kissed beneath
the mistletoe were thought to
have happiness and good luck
the next year.
Stockings: A man was so sad
over the death of his wife that he
spent all his money. Unfortu-
nately, this habit left his three
daughters without money for
wedding dowries. St. Nicholas
wanted to help the poor girls'
cause, so he anonymously threw
three small pouches of gold coins
down the chimney of the their
home. The coins landed in the
stockings of the women, who had
hung them by the fireplace to
dry.


(Continued from Page 1A)
Kim Thompson, who lives on
E.F. Griffin Road, said that most
large vacant building lots in
Bartow are sold before they are
even listed with a real estate
agent, because the demand for
them is so high.
Brian Garrett told the com-
mission that E.F. Griffin Road is
the most logical place in the city
for Rural Estate zoning.
Developments with one-acre
homesites are selling well in Polk
County, he added.
Scott Hammer said that devel-
opments already approved or on
the drawing board on E.F. Griffin
Road project 1,431 new homes,
not counting the Silver
Companies development between
E.F. Griffin Road and U.S.
Highway 98.
That growth will require a
comparable growth in the cost to
provide city services, he said.
T. Franklin Black said he had
talked to a developer who is
building a subdivision on one-
acre sites on Bomber Road.
"He has customers for it," he
said. "Let's invite this gentleman
to come to Bartow."
Terry Frost showed pho-
tographs of the Bomber Road
development, and said Bartow
needs an inventory of one-acre
homesites.
E.F. Griffin Road is designated
by the state as a Florida Historic
Roadway, she said.
Realtors Judy Clark and Nell
Nelson wrote a letter to the city
urging one-acre homesites, say-
ing their customers are asking
for lots of that size, and most are
having to buy in Lakeland, Mrs.
Frost said.
David Brewer spoke in favor of


McQuillen's development. He
said the letter did not reflect the
views of all Bartow real estate
agents, including himself.
He said that the average tax-
able value on homes in Bartow is
$50,000, while the McQuillen
homes would sell for about
$400,000.
"You can put a hog farm out
there" under the county's ARR
zoning, he said.
He said that traffic from E.F.
Griffin Road will use U.S.
Highway 98 via a crossover road
planned near the north end of
E.F. Griffin Road.
Barton Lewis, whose family
has lived on E.F. Griffin Road for
two generations, told the com-
mission: "The historic value of
this area is important." He urged
the commission to consider the
wishes of people who have lived
on the road for years.
Tim Campbell, attorney for
the developer, reminded the com-
mission that McQuillen original-
ly planned a 58-unit develop-
ment, and scaled it back to 48
homes, then 41, and upgraded
the development standard to R-1-
3A. He plans a gated subdivision
of custom-built homes.
"This area is suburban; it's not
rural any more," he said. "This is
the type of subdivisions that city
commissions seek."
The city's planning director,
Robert Wiegers, has declared
that the development is compati-
ble and is consistent with the
city's comprehensive plan, he
said.
His client is not planning to
seek "de-annexation," he added.
Brian Stroud told the commis-
sion that developers are not
required to meet concurrency -


a governmental term meaning
that roads and other infrastruc-
ture must be adequate for new
development until they secure
building permits.
He said the Sierra Club's rec-
ommended standard for develop-
ment is three houses per acre.
John Frost told the commis-
sion that the Latin legend on the
city seal, which translates "City
in the country," no longer applies.
He said it is time for the city to
insist on some one-acre lots.
"It is clearly' a rural area," he
added.
"Realtors in the know" are
aware of the market for one-acre
building lots, Frost said.
Gerald Cochran told the com-
mission: "I'm against it." He said
neighbors oppose high-density
development.
After a public hearing that
lasted an hour-and-a-quarter,
commissioners briefly aired their
views.
Commissioner Andy Laurent
said he sympathizes with those
who want to see large building
lots created, and that the city
needs to establish an area where
it will insist on such lots.
Even so, he said, "I think this
is a good development."
Commissioner Rosie
Thornburg said she had looked at
county property records for the
area, and that most existing
homes are on sites of less than
one acre.
"He's come down from 58 to
41," she added.
On a roll call vote, Mayor Leo
Longworth and Commissioners
Brian Hinton and Pat Huffjoined
Laurent and Mrs. Thornburg in
voting to approve the develop-
ment.


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BARTOW FITNESS CENTER held a ribbon-
cutting ceremony with Greater Bartow Chamber
of Commerce to celebrate its re-opening on 190
South Wilson Ave. The previous building was con-
demned shortly after owners Rita Friedman and
Keith Helm (center) bought it, so they made a


SANTA BRINGS A NEW SLEIGH. Marie
-Lane was presented the keys to this 2006 Chevro-
let Silverado on Friday, Dec. 16. Bob Elliott (left)-
of Greenwood Chevrolet congratulates Mrs. Lane
and her husband John Lane. The General Motors
Hot Button Second Chance promotion drawing
named Mrs. Lane from more than 3 million en-
tries. As a winner, Mrs. Lane was able to chose


new modern workout center instead. In atten-
dance were (from left) Mary Jordan, Jim Du-
wayne, Chamber President Barbara Newell, City
Commissioner Brian Hinton, Ms. Friedman,
Helm, Jeff Clark, Tina Spath, and Pam Mitchell.
- (Photo provided)


the colors she wanted, exterior and interior, on
the Silverado. She said she would let her hus-
band drive it. The couple, who are from Fort Me-
ade, have two adult daughters and three grand-
children who also live in Fort Meade. Mrs. Lane
also was the winner of a promotion drawing and
was given a Pontiac Grand Am. (Staff photo)


The standard wine bottle During the Middle Ages, bath houses in England were called stews
holds about three quarters of a and bathing was referred to as stewing.
liter.


Public Notices


Americans with Disabilities Act,
if you are a person with a dis-
ability who needs any accom-
modation in order to partici-
pate in this proceeding, you are
entitled, at no cost to you, to
the provision of certain assis-
tance. Please contact the Of-
fice of the Court Administrator,
(863) 534-4690, within two
(2) working days of your re-
ceipt of this Notice to Show
Cause and Notice of Suit; if you
are hearing or voice impaired,
call TDD (863) 534-7777 or
Florida Relay Service 800-9S5-
8770.
WITNESS MY HAND At


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN
AND FOR POLK COUNTY, Flor-
ida
POLK COUNTY, a political sub-
division of the State of Florida
Petitioners,
vs.
ERIC MALASKY; Judy Eileen
Malasky; Long Beach Mortgage
Company; John A. Malasky;
Favio M. Rodriguez; Lorena
Rodriguez; Countrywide Home
Loans, Inc.; Jose J. Hernandez;
Susannah M. Hernandez; Free-
mont Investment & Loan Com-
pany, a/k/a Freemont Invest-
ment & Loan; Carissa Maul;
Robert E. Maul, III; Frederick R.
DeLoach; Cara A. DeLoach;
Stephany Lynn Seekins; Mi-
chael A. Seekins; The Hunting-.
ton National Bank; Joe G. Ted-
der, Polk County Tax Collector;
Marsha M. Faux, Polk County
Property Appraiser,
Defendants.
Case No.:
53-2005-CA-004589-0104
Judge: John F. Laurent
Section: 08
Parcel No.: 104,114,115,116,
117,119
NOTICE TO SHOW CAUSE
AND
NOTICE OF SUIT
Polk County, a political subdivision
of the State of Florida
John A. Malasky
20630 Woodcreek Blvd.
Northville, Michigan 48167
RE: Affidavit of Mortgage and
Notice of Lis Pendens, O.R.
Book 6138, Page 0938 and O.R.
Book 6141, Page 0012, Public
Records of Polk County, Flor-
ida.
(Parcel 104)
To all said defendants who
are living, and if any or all de-
fendants are deceased, the un-
known spouse, heirs, devisees,
grantees, creditors, lienors, or
other parties claiming by,
through, under, or against any
such deceased defendants, if
alive, and, if dead their un-
known spouse, heirs, devisees,
legatees, grantees, creditors,
lienors, or other parties claim-
ing by, through, under, or
against any such deceased de-
fendant or defendants, and all
other parties having or claiming
to have any right, title, or inter-
est in and to the property de-
scribed in the Petition, to wit:
POLK COUNTY: YAR-
BOROUGH LANE
PARCEL NUMBER: 104
TAX FOLIO NUMBER:
222924-287526-
000640
THE EAST 10.00 FEET
OF THE FOLLOWING DE-
SCRIBED PARCEL:
PROVIDED OFFICIAL
RECORDS BOOK 5491,
PAGE 2065: LOT 64,
HIGHLANDS CROSSING
PHASE TWO, AS PER
PLAT THEREOF, RE-
CORDED IN PLAT BOOK
178, PAGE 22, OF THE
PUBLIC RECORDS OF
POLK COUNTY, FLORIDA.
CONTAINING 929.8
SQUARE FEET MORE OR
LESS.
You are each notified that
the Petitioner filed its sworn
Petition and its Declaration
of Taking in this Court
against you as defendants,
seeking to condemn by emi-
nent domain proceedings
the above described prop-
erty located in the State of
Florida, County of Polk.
You are further notified that
the Petitioner will apply to the
Honorable John F. Laurent, one
of the Judges of this Court, for
an Order of Taking in this
cause. This cause will be heard
by Judge Laurent for purposes
of Case Management on the
1 9 th day of January,
A.D., 2006, at 9:00
A.M. at the Polk County Court-
house, 7th Floor, Courtroom
7B2, West Tower, Red Elevator,
Bartow, Florida at which time
an Order of Taking may be en-
tered should all parties be in
agreement. Should a hearing be
requested and required, this
cause shall be set for Hearing
on the 6th day of Febru-
ary A.D., 2006 at 9:00
A.M. at the Polk County Court-
house, 7th Floor, Courtroom
7B2, West Tower, Red Elevator
Bartow, Florida, or at such
other time set .by the Court at
the Case Management Confer-
ence.
AND
Each defendant is hereby
required to serve written de-
fenses, if any, and request a
hearing, if desired, to said Peti-
tion on:
POLK COUNTY ATTORNEY'S
OFFICE
Linda L. McKinley, Deputy
County Attorney
Post Office Box 9005,
Drawer AT01
Bartow, Florida 33831-
9005
(863) 534-6437
Florida Bar No.: 325521
on or before the 24A day of Janu-
ary, A.D., 2006, and file the origi-
nals with the Clerk of this Court on
that date, to show cause what
right, title, interest, or lien you or
any of you have in and to the
property described in the Petition
and to show cause, if any you
have, why the property should not
be condemned for the uses and
purposes set forth in the Petition.
If you fail to answer, a default may
be entered against you for the re-
lief demanded in the Petition. If
you fail to request a hearing on the
Petition for Order of Taking you
shall waive any right to object to
said Order of Taking.
In accordance with the


SEAL of said Court on the 14th
day of December, 2005.
RICHARD M. WEISS
CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT
COURT
BY: /s/Mary Murphy
Deputy Clerk
(Seal)
Dec. 22, 29, 2005-4036

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN
AND FOR POLK COUNTY, Flor-
ida
POLK COUNTY, a political sub-
division of the State of Florida
Petitioners,
vs.
ERIC MALASKY; Judy Eileen
Malasky; Long Beach Mortgage
Company; John A. Malasky;
Favio M. Rodriguez; Lorena
Rodriguez; Countrywide Home
Loans, Inc.; Jose J. Hernandez;
Susannah M. Hernandez; Free-
mont Investment & Loan Com-
pany, a/k/a Freemont Invest-
ment & Loan; Carissa Maul;
Robert E. Maul, III; Frederick R.
DeLoach; Cara A. DeLoach;
Stephany Lynn Seekins; Mi-
chael A. Seekins; The Hunting-
ton National Bank; Joe G. Ted-
der, Polk County Tax Collector;
Marsha M. Faux, Polk County
Property Appraiser,
Defendants.
Case No.:
53-2005-CA-004589-0104
Judge: John F. Laurent
Section: 08
Parcel No.: 104,114, 115,116,
117,119
NOTICE TO SHOW CAUSE
AND
NOTICE OF SUIT
Polk County, a political subdivision
of the State of Florida
The Huntington National Bank
Tom Hoaglin, President
7575 Huntington Park Drive
Columbus, Ohio 43235
RE: Mortgage from Michael A.
and Stephany Lynn Seekins,
O.R. Book 5477, Page 0400 and
O.R. Book 5701, Page 1189,
Public Records of Polk County,
Florida
(Parcel 119)
To all said defendants who
are living, and if any or all de-
fendants are deceased, the un-
known spouse, heirs, devisees,
grantees, creditors, lienors, or
other parties claiming by,
through, under, or against any
such deceased defendants, if
alive, and, if dead their un-
known spouse, heirs, devisees,
legatees, grantees, creditors,
lienors, or other parties claim-
ing by, through, under, or
against any such deceased de-
fendant or defendants, and all
other parties having or claiming
to have any right, title, or inter-
est in and to the property de-
scribed in the Petition, to wit:
POLK COUNTY: YAR-
BOROUGH LANE
PARCEL NUMBER: 119
TAX FOLIO NUMBER:
222924-287526-
000360
THE EAST 10.00 FEET


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118, PAGE 22, OF THE
PUBLIC RECORDS OF
POLK COUNTY, FLORIDA.
CONTAINING 929.4
FEET MORE OR LESS.
You are each notified that
the Petitioner filed its sworn
Petition and its Declaration
of Taking in this Court
against you as defendants,
seeking to condemn by emi-
nent domain proceedings
the above described prop-
erty located in the State of
Florida, County of Polk.
You are further notified that
the Petitioner will apply to the
Honorable John F. Laurent, one
of the Judges of this Court, for
an Order of Taking in this
cause. This cause will be heard
by Judge Laurent for purposes
of Case Management on the
19 th day of January,
A.D., 2006, at 9:00
A.M. at the Polk County Court-
house, 7th Floor, Courtroom
7B2, West Tower, Red Elevator,
Bartow, Florida at which time
an Order of Taking may be en-
tered should all parties be in
agreement. Should a hearing be
requested and required, this
cause shall be set for Hearing
on the 6th day of Febru-
ary A.D., 2006 at 9:00
A.M. at the Polk County Court-
house, 7th Floor, Courtroom
7B2, West Tower, Red Elevator
Bartow, Florida, or at such
other time set by the Court at
the Case Management Confer-
ence.
AND
Each defendant is hereby
required to serve written de-
fenses, if any, and request a
hearing, if desired, to said Peti-
tion on:
POLK COUNTY ATTORNEY'S
OFFICE
Linda L. McKinley, Deputy
County Attorney
Post Office Box 9005,
Drawer AT01
Bartow, Florida 33831-
9005
(863) 534-6437
Florida Bar No.: 325521
on or before the 24th day of Janu-
a.y, A.D., 2006, and file the origi-
nals with the Clerk of this Court on
that date, to show cause what
right, title, interest, or lien you or
any of you have in and to the
property described in the Petition


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and to show cause, if any you
have, why the property should not
be condemned for the uses and
purposes set forth in the Petition.
If you fail to answer, a default may
be entered against you for the re-
lief demanded in the Petition. If
you fail to request a hearing on the
Petition for Order of Taking you
shall waive any right to object to
said Order of Taking.
In accordance with the
Americans with Disabilities Act,
if you are a person with a dis-
ability who needs any accom-
modation in order to partici-
pate in this proceeding, you are
entitled, at no cost to you, to
the provision of certain assis-
tance. Please contact the Of-
fice of the Court Administrator,
(863) 534-4690, within two
(2) working days of your re-
ceipt of this Notice to Show
Cause and Notice of Suit; if you
are hearing or voice impaired,
call TDD (863) .534-7777 or
Florida Relay Service 800-955-
8770.
WITNESS MY HAND AND
SEAL of said Court on the 1 4th
day of December, 2005.
RICHARD M. WEISS
CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT
COURT
BY: /s/ Mary Murphy
Deputy Clerk
(Seal)
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niversary of the park's opening
date on Jan. 2.
The park will open at 10 a.m.
to special guests as well as the
general public and the com-
memorative ceremony will take
place at 11 a.m. in the Ski Show
Pavilion.


The ceremony will feature
dignitaries from the local level
and will be highlighted with an
appearance by Dick Pope, Jr.,
son of the park's founder.
The all-new ski show will also
be showcased, complete with the
four-tier pyramid and a perform-
ance from Banana George Blair.


Miner's Coach Hayde Joins
Thunderbolts Coaching Staff


New Year's Eve

Dance Set In Wauchula


Mike Hayde, head coach of
the Fightin' Miners, has been
announced as the Lakeland
Thunderbolts' offensive line
coach.
Hayde is a resident of Bartow
and teaches U.S. history at Fort
Meade High School.
In 2005, Hayde led the Miners
to the Class A state champion-
ship game. In 2004, the Miners
won that game, and Coach
Hayde was named Tampa Bay
Buccaneers NFL high school
coach of the year.
Hayde comes to the Thunder-
bolts, a NIFL team, under Head
Coach Teddy Keaton, who an-
nounced all of the coaching staff
last week.
Patrick Dooley of Lakeland
will join as assistant head coach
and co-defensive coordinator. He
is currently the defensive coordi-
nator, linebacker, offensive line
coach for Auburndale High
School.
Brian Brents of Crane, Texas,
is the new offensive coordinator.


A Law Enforcement Auxiliary
(Reserve) Academy designed
to provide the basic law enforce-
ment training required to serve
as a reserve law enforcement of-
ficer is in the works at Polk
Community College's Kenneth C.
Thompson Institute of Public
Safety.
The six-month long academy
would provide the state-required
training and certification neces-
sary to serve as a reserve/auxil-
iary law enforcement officer in
Florida. Classes'would be offered
in the evenings to help accommo-
date work schedules.
Upon graduation from the
program, candidates will possess
the required training and certifi-
cation to serve as reserve/volun-
teer with full law enforcement
powers, when under the supervi-
sion of a full-time officer.
The program is in the plan-
ning and implementation stages,
and could possibly be offered in
early 2006.
Those interested in participat-
ing may contact Mark LeVine or
Belinda Brown at 297-1030 for
additional information.
The Polk County Sheriffs Of-
fice incorporates reserve depu-
ties into its law enforcement
services in a variety of assign-
ments and opportunities.
In order to serve as volunteer
or part-time reserve deputy sher-
iff, a candidate must meet these
qualifications:
be a resident of the county;
be at least 18 years old;


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He most recently worked as co-
offensive coordinator for the
Roughnecks, who had a 16-1 re-
cord and played in the NIFL con-
ference championship game.
Brent Harbin will coach the
full back and line back positions,
coming from working as assis-
tant football coach at Auburn-
dale High School.
Kenny Johnson of Lakeland
will act as quarterback coach,
who was recently hired by
George Jenkins High School as
assistant coach and quarterback
coach.
Terrell Stewart of Tuscaloosa,
Ala., joins as a wide receiver
coach from Stillman College.
. Season tickets are now avail-
able for the Thunderbolts second
season of professional indoor
football. All home games are
played in the Lakeland Center.
For more information, call
688-8467 or visit their office at
1628 South Florida Ave., Lake-
land.


possess a high school di-
ploma or GED;
have a Florida driver's li-
cense;
meet all state and agency
requirements for appointment;
be certified by the State of
Florida Law Enforcement train-
ing and standards commission.
All training is paid for and
provided by the PCSO, and all
equipment and uniforms are pro-
vided.
To apply for the PCSO reserve
program, call the agency's hu-
man resources division at 535-
1900.


IN THE ZONE for success. The Trailer Zone,
910 Highway 17 North Fort Meade, is open from
8 a.m. until 5 p.m. Monday through Friday and
Saturday 9 a.m. until 5 p.m. "We specialize in
utility trailers, dump trailers, equipment trailers,
car haulers and enclosed trailers," owner Kevin
Amerson said. "We have had a good response,


sells last week were very good. We are off to a
great start." Amerson, who has lived in Bartow
all of his life, is one of three owners in a partner-
ship. Bob Ashbury and James Amerson are the
other owners of the business. For more informa-
tion, call 285-9144. Their toll free number is 1-
877-352-8759. (Staff photo)


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families Sunday who were selected through
the Church Service Center. Santa also made
several random stops to see other children
throughout the city.


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The Polk County Democrat December 22, 2005


Religion




News




Bartow First Methodist Offers Christmas Eve
Services, Modified Christmas Day Schedule


First United Methodist
Church of Bartow will hold can-
dlelight services at 7 and 11 p.m.
on Christmas Eve.
Pastor Roy Lowe's message at
both services will be "The God
Who Comes: Who Comes Veiled
in Flesh," but each service will
have its own distinctive mood.
The 7 o'clock service will fea-
ture anthems by the choir, under
the direction of Bonnie Allen,
with piano and organ duets by
Bill Wright and Beverly Eth-
eredge, a trumpet duet by Ken
Allen and Dr. Richard Lake, and
piano accompaniment and solo
by Carol Keen.
Vocal solos will include "0
Holy Night," Jennifer Boerger,
with Wendell Waters on the
cello; and "All Is Well," Mary
Wyant.
Rev. Paul Morris, Rev. Greg
Wood, and Dr. Ed Thorn will as-
sist Pastor Lowe in leading wor-
ship and serving communion,




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First Baptist

Presenting

Live Nativity
First Baptist Church of Bar-
tow's Adult 2 Department's live
nativity will be presented be-
tween 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday, Dec.
22, and Friday, Dec. 23.
The east lawn of the church at
410 East Church Street will be
the location for the presentation
of the Christmas story, told
through narration and music in
three separate scenes.


which will be distributed to the be held. The worship
congregation in the pews. begin at 10:45 a.m. ir
Nursery childcare will only be tuary, with the singing
available at the 7 o'clock service. ite Christmas carols, b
The 11 o'clock service will Casual dress is w
have a simpler and quieter tone. the service will be a re
Special music will be selected fa- of worship. Children
vorites by Bill Wright on the or- wear their pajamas ift
gan. Children are invite
Meredith McCall will sing "0 their favorite Christn
Holy Night" at the close of the gift, and there will be
service, of the toys."
Holly Sutherland, youth pas- The message will be
tor, will serve as liturgist and as- story form, adapted fro
sist in serving holy communion, Bell's account of B
which will be served at the altar. Bunny's Christmas (
Both services will include from the book, "Tht
singing of Christmas carols. A Wolf").
candlelight recessional with the As a special Chris
- congregation singing "Silent the service will concl
Night" will conclude each serv- noon.
ice. The church sanctum
On Sunday, services will be cated at 310 South Brc
modified to allow families to take Call 533-0904 for I
part in their own traditions and formation.
celebrations.
No Sunday School classes will


Christmas Services Set


service will
a the sanc-
ig of favor-
by request.
welcome, as
relaxed time
may even
they like.
ed to bring
nas toy or
a "blessing
e shared in
)m Martin
arrington
a parable
e Way of-
stmas gift,
ide before
uary is lo-
oadway.
further in-


JUST IN TIME for Christ's birthday celebration, Christ Church
in Fort Meade received new landscaping, complete with an irriga-
tion system. Northbrook Lawn and Landscape owner Chuck Han-
cock (right) and his assistant, Brian Hunt, worked to complete the
project before Christmas. Knockout roses and Indian Hawthorne
adorn the sign area, while juniper borders the sidewalks. A laven-
der crape myrtle is the focal point of the center bed. The crape myr-
tle is surrounded by red fountain grass and Leyland cypress trees.
Under the bell tower is a hedge of vibernum, bordered with yellow
lantana. The church congregation raised the funds for the project.
- (Staff photo by Janice Jared)


Live Nativity in Fort Meade


Heaven's Angels Drama Team
will again present its live nativ-
ity enactment at 809 South Pop-
lar Avenue in Fort Meade, this
Friday and Saturday, Dec. 23
and 24.
The event takes 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
a ministry 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.


At Peace Lutheran Church Four Christmas prices
..-. .. ... ....... .-- Planned at FPC Lakeland


Peace Lutheran Church will
celebrate Christmas with two
special services.
A Children's Christmas Eve
service, for God's children of all
ages, will be held at 7:30 p.m. on
Dec. 24.
The children will tell the
Christmas story through recita-
tion and song, with congregation
participation as well.
On Christmas Day, a song


service will be held at 10:30 a.m.
The traditional Christmas scrip-
tures will be interspersed with
favorite carols and hymns.
All are welcome to attend ei-
ther or both services.
Peace Lutheran is located at
5970 Lakeland Highlands Road,
directly in front of George
Jenkins High School.
For more information, call
Pastor Joel Willitz at 647-2351.


More Church News

On Page 3B


First Presbyterian Church of
Lakeland will offer four different
services for Christmas this year.
The services will be held
Christmas Eve, kicking off at
5:30 with a "family-friendly"
service of music, drama, and a
message by Pastor Craig Sumey.
At 8 p.m., a traditional service
of scripture reading; music, can-
dlelight, and a message by Pas-
tor David Drain will be held.
A nursery will be provided
during these services.
A meditative service of scrip-
ture, music, Holy Communion,
candlelighting, and a message by
Pastor Drain will take place at
11 p.m.


Morning worship will be held
on Christmas Day, Dec. 25, at
10:30 a.m., with a message by
Pastor Mike Loudon.
The church is located at 175
Lake Hollingsworth Drive.
For more information about
the church, its mission, and
church events, visit www.
fpclakeland.org, or call 686-7187.


For the most news in
your area read the
Democrat or Leader.


Hly Trinity To Hold 3

Christmas Eve Services


Holy Trinity Episcopal
Church will hold three Christ-
mas Eve services on Saturday
and one service on Christmas
Day.
A family service with Holy
Communion will be held at 5:30
p.m. on Saturday.
A program of Lessons and
Carols will begin at 10:30 p.m.
on Saturday, followed immedi-
ately by a Festival Holy Com-
munion candlelight service at 11
p.m.
Special music, to include a
brass quartet, will be featured at
the 10:30 and 11 o'clock services.
On Sunday, Christmas Day, a
Holy Communion Rite II service
will be held at 9:30 a.m. This
will be a quiet service to cele-


brate the birth of Christ.
The church has an open com-
munion, and welcomes at the
rail all persons who are baptized
Christians.
The celebrant at all services
will by the Rev. Dr. Wally Rey-
nolds.
The church is located at 500
West Stuart St. (the comer of
Stuart Street and Floral Ave-
nue).
For more information, call the
church office at 533-3581, or
visit the website, www.holytrini-
tylives.com.
Church office hours normally
are 9 a.m. until 4 p.m. Monday
through Friday. The church of-
fice will be closed on Dec. 23 and
26.


Christ Church of Fort Meade
will celebrate the holy nativity
with traditional services on
Christmas Eve and Christmas
Day.
The celebration will begin at 7
p.m. on Christmas Eve, with a
service of lessons, carols, and
completion of the nativity scene,
followed by the festive Holy
Eucharist.







The Flowers
To Minister at
Peace Creek
Alan and Cheryl Flowers will
sing and give a message at Peace
Creek Baptist Church in Bartow
on Wednesday, Dec. 28, at 7 p.m.
The church is located at 3070
State Road 60 East.


On Christmas Day, services
will begin at 10:30 a.m. with
Christmas lessons and carols, a
tradition of hundreds of years in
the great Anglican Churches of
England. This will be followed by
the celebration of the Holy
Eucharist.
The church is located on the
northwest corner of Broadway
and Cleveland Avenue.



Turning Point
Birthday
Celebration
Christmas Day
A Happy Birthday Jesus Cele-
bration is planned at Turning
Point Worship Center on Christ-
mas Day, Sunday, Dec. 25, at 7
p.m.
The church is located at 1400
East Georgia Street. Tommy
Presley is pastor.


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worship have special events scheduled during this time of
year that we should try to attend and take part in. God
wants us to enjoy all of the wonderful things during this
blessed time, and to be mindful of the great love that He
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Musings From God's Penman


A Curious Christmas Conspiracy to Contemplate


By REV. JAMES L. SNYDER

In. light of the controversies
swirling around the Christmas
holiday, I have yet to see any-
body raise a suspicious eyebrow
toward one particular aspect of
the Christmas season.
Year after year, this signifi-
cant part of a holiday celebration
continues, "without, one voice
raised in-opposition. I'm begin-.
ning to think there is a conspir-
acy here somewhere.
My reference, of course, is to
none other than good old, jolly
Santa Claus.
He goes by a variety of names,
which in and of itself is rather
suspicious. He is Father Christ-
mas, St. Nicholas, Kris Kringle,
and a variety of other descriptive
names, which leads me to believe
he has some secret to hide from
the public.
What do we really know about
this person?
I've done a little investigating
and found some disturbing
things regarding this person.
According to some of the evi-
dence I have found, this person
known as Santa Claus is coming
to town. Now this is a rather in-
teresting aspect of this person's
traveling itinerary.
Why is he coming to town and
not to the country? Or, for that
matter, the city?
As I see. it, 'this is rather
prejudicial on his part to favor
one part of the population over
another. I can understand why
he would be reluctant to come to
the city, what with all the traffic
and noise. But, I see no reason
for him not to want to come out
into the country.
Perhaps, and I'm just guess-


ing, he does not like fresh air.
Another disturbing fact about
this notorious person is that he
is "making a list and checking it
twice."
I want to know where he gets
his information to compile his
list. If he avoids the city and the
country and concentrates only on
towns, where is he getting all
the names for his list?
Does he check it twice to
make sure all the names have a
town address to it?
The purpose of this list is a
little dubious. According to my
sources, Santa Claus wants to
know who's "naughty and nice."
For the life of me, I don't know
anybody who's both naughty and
nice.
Either a person is naughty or
nice, but never both. It seems to
me this is a clever way of dra-
matically paring down his list.
In addition, this suspicious
person somehow has a way of
seeing "when you're sleeping; he
knows when you're awake."
How does he do this? Further-
more, does the CIA have any
suspicion that this character is
involved in semi-legal activity?
Does this violate our first
amendment rights?
I'm not so sure I'm comfort-
able with somebody such as this
North Pole elf spying on people,
especially children. I'm sure
there must be a law against this
somewhere.
Probably the most disturbing
part of my findings concerning
this person of interest is the fact
that he "knows if you've been
bad or good."
How he determines what is
bad and what is good did not
surface in my investigation of


this matter. What did bother me
is that this person can determine
who is bad or good, but does
nothing to intervene and help
the bad person.
I would think with this knowl-
edge should come some personal
responsibility on his part. Yet,
nowhere in my research did I
discover that he has employed
any intervention program for
those he knows are bad.
I uncovered many other dis-
turbing factors. This visitor from
the North Pole only works one
night a year. The fact that he
chooses the hours of darkness to
work is most upsetting to me.
Nighttime, as we all know, is
not the time a person should be
out and about. Nighttime is
when everybody should be
warmly snuggled in their beds
dreaming of sugarplums.
He is setting a bad example
for our children.
Perhaps working only one
night out of the year explains his
obese appearance. If he would
get out and work like the rest of
us, maybe he wouldn't have such
an overweight problem. More-
over, his diet, from what I could
figure out, is milk and cookies.
Please a grown man eating
nothing but milk and cookies!
Have you ever heard anything
more tragic?
This is not setting a very good
example for the children of our
country. Perhaps Mr. Santa
Claus needs to spend some time
with Martha Stewart and learn
what real food is all about.
His mode of travel was an-
other aspect of my research that
did not please me. He flies
through the air on a sleigh
drawn by eight tiny reindeer.


Does he have a valid license
to operate such a vehicle? And if
he does, where does someone get
such a license?
I think of those eight tiny
reindeer. A thought that oc-
curred in my study was, where
in the world are the animal
rights activists when this man,
who is overweight and carrying a
sleigh full of enough toys for all
the boys and girls in every town,
is obviously abusing these rein-
deer.
What backup plan does Mr.
Claus have if Donner has a
headache on the night of travel?
After my research, I pondered
one penetrating question: is this
someone we want invading our
premises in the dead of night?
I think not.
In stark contrast to this is a
wonderful verse in the Bible.
"But when the fulness of the
time was come, God sent forth
his Son, made of a woman, made
under the law, to redeem them
that were under the law, that we
might receive the adoption of
sons." (Galatians 4:4-5 KJV).
Jesus should be a welcomed
guest anytime of day or night.


Rev. James L. Snyder is pas-
tor of the Family of God Fellow-
ship located at 1471 Pine Road
in Silver Springs Shores. He
lives with his wife, Martha, in
Silver Springs Shores, and can
be contacted by e-mailing
jamessnyder2@att.net. The
church website is www.whatafel-
lowship.com. Reverend Snyder is
the host of the weekly radio pro-
gram, Sunday Joy, heard at 9:30
a.m. on WOCA, 1370 AM.


Here s


Wishing


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Merry


Christmas


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Happy


New Year


ByQ IOER CAMPBELL

Carols providing Christmas
sounds in malls, cars, and homes
at this time of the year announce
the season of joy but you don't
feel joyful.
Melancholy moods often sur-
' face at- Christmas, and lingering
memories of disappointments on
Christmases past have infected
you with a classic case of
Scroogism.
Understood.
But if you think you've got
holiday heartaches, consider how
Joseph must have felt when his
world cavedin during the year of
the first Christmas:
Only one verse in the Bible
(Matthew 1:19) is taken to de-
scribe Joseph's reaction when he
learned his 'bride-to-be was 'car-
rying a-child, but his emotional
trauma upon learning this news
must have been devastating.
His engagement to lovely
Mary had undoiibtedly started
him building dreams about their
life together. Then the unthink-
able happened and everything
came crashing down around him.
According to the customs and
laws of Joseph's time, there was
.no simple solution to this di-
S.lenha, but, being a merciful
man, he decided to handle the
scandal discreetly, sparing Mary


as much shame -as possible.
While his intentions were
honorable, revealing his deep
love for Mary, Joseph was to
learn the greatest lesson of his
life: God meets us where we are,
inviting us to trade our fears for
faith; our heartaches for healing.
In his account of the birth of
Jesus, Matthew says an angel
appeared to Joseph in a dream,
calling him by name and telling
him to put away his fears.
After explaining what was
happening in Mary, the angel
advised Joseph to go ahead with
the wedding and assured him
that this coming birth would be
a miracle.
What Joseph had thought was
the end of.his dreams as a hus-
band turned out to be the an-
swer to his needs as a man. This
divine encounter enabled Joseph
to exchange his panic for peace,
and it is in our daily devotional
encounters with God that we
gain strength to 'conquer the con-
cerns that would otherwise over-
come us.
Dr. Tony Evans, president of
The Urban Alternative and the
respected pastor of Oak Cliff Bi-
ble Fellowship in. Dallas, has
said, "Without my personal time
with God, I operate in tension,
not in peace. I rush instead of
standing back and watching the


Lord; I'm too busy watching me
and those around me. That's
why I'm trying to get back to the
mindset that without Him, I can
do nothing."
Dorothy Buitendyk, who
spent many years caring for peo-
ple with serious illnesses, ex-
pressed her need for quiet times
with her Lord as follows:
"Father, too long I have
pushed you to the periphery of
my life. Somehow the intimacy of
our communion got crowded out
by my feverish activities. Catch-
ing sips of fellowship with You
on the run depleted my inner re-
sources.
"When pressures mounted,
my backlog of Your virtues was
drained. I need a refill Lord a
slow recharge, time to bask in
your presence time to soak up
until I'm saturated with You."
Do you need recharging, too?
Take a break from the hassles
of the holidays and concentrate
on the reason for the season.
Don't allow your passion to find
the right presents keep you from
enjoying the Lord's presence.
He understands every prob-
lem you're facing today. And in
taking time with Him, you'll dis-
cover the joy of Christmas is only
a prayer away.


Seeds from the Sower
SBy Michael A. Guido


A thief broke into a church in
Buffalo and stole some expensive
equipment.
The next day, the bulletin
board in front of the church bore
this message: "If the person who
burglarized this. church will con-
tact the.pastor, he'll receive good
news."
"What's the good .news?"
asked a reporter.
"If we confess our sins," said
the pastor, "God is faithful and
just to forgive our sins, and to
cleanse us from all unrighteous-
ness."
But God doesn't only cleanse
your sins, He cures your sinning.
You won't become sinless, but
with His help, you'll sin less.
Accept His pardon, and power,
won't you? .

A driver was asked, "Can you
read?"


"Numbers," he answered, "not
words. I can tell how far, but not
where to."
Everyone knows.how far he's
going to the end of life, but
not to where. The Christian
knows where heaven.
The Bible says, "When we die
and leave these bodies, we will
have wonderful new bodies in
heaven."
Care to go to heaven where
there'll be no more sickness or
sin, pains or problems, tears or
trials, wars or worries?
Then "believe on the Lord Je-
sus Christ," says the Bible, "and
thou shalt be saved."

The employer asked, "Do you
.have any dependents?"
"Nope," she answered.
"But I thought you were mar-
ried."
"I am," she replied, "but my


husband isn't what I'd call de-
pendable."
The greatest satisfaction in
life comes in doing, not in dodg-
ing duty; in serving, not in being
served; in solving problems, not
in sponsoring them; in being de-
pendable, not a dependent.
Ability is of little value with-
out dependability.
To know what to do is wis-
dom. To know how to do it is
skill.
But always doing it well tops
the others. That's dependability.


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Out of My Range by Peggy Kehoe





It's A Party!


large bowl; cut in shortening
with pastry blender or two knives
until mixture resembles coarse
crumbs. Gradually add water,
kneading until smooth. Add
chiles; mix well. Form dough into
16 small balls. Pat each ball into
3-inch patty; place on wax paper.
Heat 1 teaspoon oil in large
skillet over medium-high heat for
1 to 2 minutes. Cook patties for 3
minutes on each side or until
golden brown, adding additional
oil as needed to prevent sticking.
Top with beans, cheese, taco
sauce, jalapefio slices, sour cream
and green onions.


Iced Pumpkin Cookies
Pumpkin cookies are moist
and delectable! The icing fla-
vored with rum adds an intrigu-
ing flavor.
Preparation Time: 30 mins,
Cook Time: 12 mins
Cookies:
.4 cups, all purpose flour
2 teaspoons bNaking powder
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon salt
2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
1 teaspoon allspice
2 cups.vegetable shortening
2 cups granulated sugar
1 (15 oz.) can Libby's 100V
Pure Pumpkin
2 large eggs
4 teaspoons vanilla extract,
divided
2 cups raisins
I cup nuts, chopped

Frosting:
2/3 cup butter /softened/
3 to 4 teaspoons rum extract
4 cups powdered sugar
1/2 cup Carnation Evaporated
Milk

For Cookies:
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
Combine flour, baking powder,
baking soda, salt, cinnamon and
allspice in medium bowl. Beat
shortening and granulated sugar
in large mixer bowl for, 30 sec-
onds. Add pumpkin, eggs and /2
teaspoons/ vanilla extract; beat
until blended. Gradually add
flour mixture into pumpkin mix-
ture at low speed until combined.
Stir in raisins and nuts. Drop by
rounded teaspoons onto
ungreased baking sheets.
Bake for 12 to 15 minutes or
until edges are golden brown.
Cool on baking sheets for 2 min-
utes; remove to wire rack to cool
completely.
Spread each rookie with frost-
ing.

For frosting:
Beat butter, rum extract and
remaining vanilla extract in
medium
mixer bowl until creamy.
Gradually beat in powdered
sugar and evaporated
milk until smooth (frosting
will be thin).


Stuffed Jalapefios
Heat up the holidays with
crunchy, cheese-filled bites of
spice!
Preparation Time: 15 mins,
Cook Time: 2 mins
Servings: 20
1 cup flour
1/2 cup cornmeal
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 cup beer
I tablespoon vegetable oil
1-1/2 pounds jalapoelos,
rinsed, slit, dried and seeded
with stem intact


(Continued from Page 8B)

Sopes
These sopes, or cornmeal
cakes, make wonderful appetiz-
ers for a fun fiesta. Top them
with a dollop of sour cream and a
sprinkling of green onions or use
refried beans with tomatoes and
olives.
Preparation Time: 20 mins,
Cook Time: 20 mins
1 cup Albers Yellow Corn Meal
1 cup masa harina flour
(Mexican corn masa mix)
1/4 cup shortening or lard
1 cup warm water
1 (4 oz.) can diced green chiles
1 tablespoon vegetable oil,
divided
1 (16 oz.) can refried beans,
warmed
1 (4 oz.) cup shredded cheddar,
Monterey Jack or crumbled cotija
cheese
Topping Suggestions: taco
sauce, sliced pickled jalape/tos,
sour cream and/or chopped green
onions (optional)
Place corn meal and flour in


Combine chilled cranberry
juice, apple juice, apple cider and
lemon juice in a large pitcher,
bowl or other container. Add club
soda just before serving.


Fresh Vegetable Salad
No lettuce to wilt! Make ahead
and fancy-cut the vegetables.
Serve in a clear glass bowl.
Preparation Time: 10 mins
Servings: 6
6 tomatoes, sliced
1 cup cucumber, sliced
2 red onions, thinly sliced
1 cup carrots, peeled and
sliced
1 cup celery, thinly sliced
1-1/2 cups red wine vinegar
1 teaspoon tarragon
1 cup water
1/2 cup sugar
2 teaspoons basil
1 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon pepper
In a bowl combine tomatoes
(sliced into wedges), sliced
cucumber unparedd), thinly
sliced onions, sliced carrots, and
thinly sliced celery. Pour the
dressing on top, cover, and refrig-
erate for 4 hours.
Dressing: In a small bowl com-
bine red wine vinegar, tarragon,
water, sugar, basil, salt, and pep-
per. Stir until thoroughly com-
bined.



Baked Sweet Potato Fries
Try some sweet potato fries
lightly coated with garlic oil and
a hint of brown sugar instead of
the usual candied yams. Serve
alone or with a sweet or spicy
dipping sauce.
Preparation Time: 10 mins,
Cook Time: 30 mins
Servings: 8
4 sweet potatoes, peeled and
cut into 1/4-inch slices
3 tablespoons vegetable oil,
divided
2 cloves garlic /peeled and
minced
1 tablespoon firmly packed
brown sugar
1/8 teaspoon salt
Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.
In a bowl, toss sweet potatoes
with 2 tablespoons of the oil, gar-
lic, brown sugar and salt.
Preheat baking pan coated
with the remaining 1 tablespoon
oil. Add potatoes and cook for 30
minutes or until crispy and gold-
en brown.
Gently stir potatoes every 10
minutes. Remove to a warm plat-
ter and serve.


Sopes


3B


Iced Pumpkin Cookies


Reflections On Faith


Rediscovering the Joy of Christmas


1/2 pound grated cheddar
cheese
1/2 cup flour
2 cups vegetable oil
Combine flour, cornmeal, bak-
ing powder, and salt. Stir in the
beer and 1 tablespoon oil. Mix
until well-blended. Set aside.
Carefully stuff each pepper
with grated cheddar cheese. Roll
the filled peppers in flour; dip
into the beer batter, covering
completely.
Heat oil to 375 degrees F or
until a moistened drop of flour
sizzles and floats to the surface of
the heated oil. Fry jalapefios for 1
to 2 minutes, or until browned;
drain.



Fool-Proof Chocolate-
Orange Treasure Truffles
Finely ground chocolate wafer
cookies and orange juice combine
to make these delicate desserts.
Preparation Time: 15 mins
Servings:50
1 (16 oz.) package powdered
sugar sifted
1 (11 oz.) package chocolate
wafer cookies finely ground
6 tablespoons Nestle Toll
House Baking Cocoa sifted,
divided
1 (6 oz.) can frozen orange
juice concentrate thawed
1/2 (1 stick) cup butter or mar-
garine melted
1 (12 oz.) package Chocolate
Creme Nestle Signature
Treasures, chopped
50 paper candy liners (option-
al)
Combine powdered sugar,
cookie crumbs and 2 tablespoons
cocoa in large bowl. Stir in
orange juice concentrate and but-
ter until combined. Stir in Nestl6
Treasures.
Roll dough into 1 1/4-inch
balls. Roll in remaining cocoa;
place in candy liners. Store at
room temperature.


Sparkling Cranberry-Cider
Punch
Tangy, colorful fruit drinks
make holiday meals and parties
festive. This sparkling winner
delights children and adults
alike with a mix of fruit flavors, a
deep berry color and the sparkle
and fizz of club soda.
Preparation Time: 8 mins
Servings: 36
1 gallon chilled cranberry
juice
1 quart Apple Libby's Juicy
Juice Premium 100% Juice
1 quart chilled apple cider
1 cup chilled lemon juice
1 quart club soda









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The Polk County Democrat


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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:
1995 DODGE RAM 2500 VAN
VIN# 21 36HB21 Y95K504291
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
ab6ut 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,.000.0 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
I 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
20o5.
Person Giving Notice:
HERBERT E. HUTSON
1024S. 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 .1-7
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


December 22, 2005


8


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 AQ:
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, it 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.
If you are a person with disabili-
ties who needs any accommo-
dation in order to participate in
this proceeding, you are entitled
at no cost to you, to the provi-
sion of certain assistance.
Please contact the Office of the
Court Administrator, (863) 534-
4690, within two (2) working
days of your receipt of this no-
tice; if you are hearing or voice
impaired, call TDD (863) 534-
7777 or Florida Relay Services
711.
WITNESS my hand and the
seal of this Court on this 5th day of
December, 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


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/1 00 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 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 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


PUBLIC NOTICE
Notice of Auction pursuant to F.S
713.78 will be held at Midway Auto
Salvage & Wrecker Service, 4410
S.R. 542 E., Lakeland, FL 33801
on January 20, 2006 at 8:30 a.m
in regards to vehicles
91 Plymouth
VIN# 1P4GH44R8MX552104
Dec. 22, 2005-4022


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 2910 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


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
rhe 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,
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. 15, 22, 2005-3970

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 filedhin 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
OF THE 10TH JUDICIAL
CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR
POLK COUNTY, FLORIDA
CIVIL DIVISION
JPMORGAN CHASE BANK, AS
TRUSTEE,
Plaintiff,
vs.
DEBRA O. 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.


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) IN POS-
SESSION OF THE SUBJECT
PROPERTY are defendants. I will
sell to the highest and best bidder
for cash at the EAST END OF
THE EAST CORRIDOR, 1ST
FLOOR, POLK COUNTY COURT-
HOUSE, 255 N BROADWAY,
BARTOW, FLORIDA (ENTRY ON-
CHURCH STREET), at the Polk
County Courthouse, in BARTOW,
Florida, at 9:00 a.m. on the 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-4he 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-:
bar, 2005.
RICHARD M WEISS
Clerk Of The Circuit Court
By: Is/ Lori Armijo
Deputy Clerk
(Seal)
Dec. 15, 22, 2005-3953


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-1901O00-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


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


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 1 6. 2006,


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,
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


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, 2005, Jan. 5,
2006-3955



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


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 ydu 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


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.
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



IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN
AND FOR POLK COUNTY,
FLORIDA
JUVENILE DIVISION
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 15thday 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)


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-


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 Riley 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.O. 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 with this court WITHIN
THE LATER OF 3 MONTHS AF-
TER THE DATE OF THE FIRST
PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE
OR 30 DAYS AFTER THE TIME
OF SERVICE OF A COPY OF
THIS NOTICE ON THEM.
All other creditors of the dece-
dent and other persons having
claims or demands against 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

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


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/Lodri Armiio
As Deputy Clerk
(Court Seal)
Dec. 15, 22, 2005-3951


ing unmatured, contingent o01
unliquidated claims, .must file
their claims with this court
WITHIN 3 MONTHS AFTER
THE DATE OF THE FIRST
PUBLICATION O:F 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 1 5
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 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, B'artow, 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
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
SESTATES, 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 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


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









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December 22, 2005 The Polk County Democrat


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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 Januaryo
which is the 1 2th day of Janu-
ary. 2006 beginning at 8:30
A.M. with lunch recess at Noon,
until completion; and, if neces-
sary, continue on a day to day
basis under the same condi-
tions as the first sale day, dur-
ing the regular hours of the
Clerk's Office until completion.
IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE
AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES
ACT, PERSONS WITH DISABILI-
TIES NEEDING A SPECIAL AC-
COMMODATION TO REVIEW
TAX DEED SALES SHOULD CON-
TACT: CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT
COURT, ATTN: TAX DEED DEPT,
255 N. BROADWAY, BARTOW,
FLORIDA 33830-9000 TELE-
PHONE (863) 534-4528 OR
534-4529.
DATED this 12/1/2005.
RICHARD M. WEISS,
CLERK OF CIRCUIT COURT
POLK COUNTY, FLORIDA
By: MARY ANN PETROVICH
Dec. 8, 15, 22, 29, 2005-3848







POLK COUNTY DEMOCRAT
#2006-0057
SALE DATE: 1/12/2006
NOTICE OF APPLICATION
FOR TAX DEED
(CHAPTER 197.512 -
FLORIDA STATUTES)
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT
MTAG CUST FOR PALISADES
ASSET MANAGEMENT LLC
the holder of the following cer-
tificates, has filed said certifi-
cates for a tax deed to be is-
sued thereon. The certificate
numbers and years of issuance,
the description of the property
and the names in which it was
assessed are as follows:
CERTIFICATE NO.
10193
YEARS OF ISSUANCE
'5/30/2003
DESCRIPTION OF PROP-
ERTY:
HOKES SUB DB P PG 84
LOTS 8 TO 10
Section 08, Township
30, Range 25
PROPERTY ID NUMBER:
08-30-25-41 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 1 2th day of Janu-
arv. 2006 beginning at 8:30
A.M. with lunch recess at Noon,
until completion; and, if neces-
sary, continue on a day to day
basis under the same condi-
tions as the first sale day, dur-
ing the regular hours of the
Clerk's Office until completion.
IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE
AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES
ACT, PERSONS WITH DISABILI-
TIES NEEDING A SPECIAL AC-
COMMODATION TO REVIEW
TAX DEED SALES SHOULD CON-
TACT: CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT
COURT, ATTN: TAX DEED DEPT,
255 N. BROADWAY, BARTOW,
FLORIDA 33830-9000 TELE-
PHONE (863) 534-4528 OR
534-4529.
DATED this 12/1/2005.
RICHARD M. WEISS,
CLERK OF CIRCUIT COURT
POLK COUNTY, FLORIDA
By: MARY ANN PETROVICH
Dec. 8, 15, 22, 29, 2005-3852


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:
MARGARITO MENDEZ
YOU ARE HEREBY NO-
TIFIED that a Petition under
oath has been filed in the
above styled Court for the per-
manent commitment of
CHILDREN'S INITIALS
VM 6-17-1994 female Polk
County, FL, JM 9-14-1 996 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-
TALRIGHTS.
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 COMMANDEDto
be and appear before MAGIS-
TRATE ROBIN MATHIS JACK-
SON in HEARING ROOM at 9:00
A.M. on WEDNESDAY the 4th
day of January, 2006, for this
hearing at POLK COUNTY
COURTHOUSE, COURTROOM-
Juvenile Division Hearing
Room- (5CI) 5th Floor, 255 N.
Broadway, BARTOW, FLORIDA.
YOUR FAILURE TO APPEAR IN
PERSON WILL BE TREATFD 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 TOd
HAVE AN ATTORNEY REPRE-
SENT YOU IN THIS MATTER. IF
YOU CANNOT AFFORD AN AT-
TORNEY, YOU MUST BE PRE-
SENT AND REQUEST THAT
THE COURT APPOINT YOU AN
ATTORNEY FOR YOU IF YOU
WANT ONE.
"In accordance with the Ameri-
cans With Disabilities Act, persons
with disabilities needing a special
accommodation to participate in
this proceeding should contact the
Children & Families Legal Depart-
ment at 1055 US Highway 17
North, Bartow, Florida 33830,
Telephone: 863-534-0062 not later
than seven days prior to the pro-
ceeding. If hearing impaired,
(TDD) 1-800-955-871, or Voice (V),
1-800-955-8770, via Florida Relay
Service."
RICHARD M. WEISS, CLERK
By Debbie Stinson
as his Deputy Clerk
(CLERK'S SEAL)
Dec. 1, 8, 15, 22, 2005-3772







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 Januaryi
which is the 1 2th day of Janu-
arv. 2006 beginning at 8:30
A.M. with lunch recess at Noon,
until completion; and, if neces-
sary, continue on a day to day
basis under the same condi-
tions as the first sale day, dur-
ing the regular hours of the
Clerk's Office until completion.
IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE
AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES
ACT, PERSONS WITH DISABILI-
TIES NEEDING A SPECIAL AC-
COMMODATION TO REVIEW
TAX DEED SALES SHOULD CON-
TACT: CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT
COURT, ATTN: TAX DEED DEPT,
255 N. BROADWAY, BARTOW,
FLORIDA 33830-9000 TELE-
PHONE (863) 534-4528 OR
534-4529.
DATED this 12/1/2005.
RICHARD M. WEISS,
CLERK OF CIRCUIT COURT
POLK COUNTY, FLORIDA
By: MARY ANN PETROVICH
Dec. 8, 15, 22, 29, 2005-3850


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


tered against you for the relief
demanded in the complaint.
In accordance with the Ameri-
cans with Disabilities Act, per-
sons with disabilities needing a
special accommodation to par-
ticipate in this proceeding
should contact the Clerk of the
Circuit Court at the Polk County
Courthouse, First Floor, 255
North Broadway, Bartow, FL
33830, Phone (863) 534-
4488 not later than seven days
prior to such proceeding.
WITNESS my hand and the
seal of this Court this 19th day of
December 2005.
Richard M Weiss
As Clerk of the Court
By /s/ Mary Ann Ray
As Deputy Clerk
(SEAL)
Dec. 22, 29, 2005-4031


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
00/100 DOLLARS
($20,,1 32.00) UNITED STATES
CURRENCY

CASE NO.: 2005CA-004239
SECTION: 11
AMENDED NOTICE OF
FORFEITURE PROCEED-

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 OF THE
TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN
AND FOR POLK COUNTY.
FLORIDA
IN RE: THE MARRIAGE OF
REBECCA A. COOLEY,
Petitioner/Wife,
and
ROBERT ELIAS COOLEY,
Respondent/Husband.
NOTICE OF ACTION
CASE NO.: 53-2005DR-
005619-0000-00
SECTION: 05
TO: ROBERT ELIAS COOLEY
2715 ISLAND OAKS EAST
LAKELAND, FL 33805
YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an
action for Dissolution of Marriage
has been filed against you and
you are required to serve a copy
of your written defenses, if any, to
it on the Wife's attorney, Gregg S.
Kamp, Esquire, whose address is
P.O. Box 6235, Lakeland, Florida
33807, on or before December 23.
2005, and file the original with the
Clerk of this Court either before
service on the Husband's attorney
or immediately thereafter; other-
wise, a default will be entered
against you for the relief de-
manded in the Petition.
Dated on November 30, 2005.
RICHARD M. WEISS
Clerk of the Court
BY: Richard M. Weiss
Deputy Clerk
(Court Seal)
Dec. 1.8, 15, 22. 2005-3797

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-


apartment for clarity.
Any questions regarding this No-
tice of Demolition may be directed
to the following:
Tanya L. Tucker, Commu-
nity Development Specialist
II
Housing and Neighborhood
Development Division
P.O. Box 9005, Drawer
HS04
Bartow, Florida 33831-
9005
(863) 534-5257
Dated this 29th day of December.
2005.
Tanya L. Tucker, Community
Development Specialist II
P.O. Box 9005, Drawer HS04
Bartow, Florida 33831-9005
(863) 534-5257
Dec. 22. 26, 2005-4038FR


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 Sea!)
Dec. 8. 15, 22, 29. 2005-3906



IN THE CIRCUIT COURT
OF THE 10TH JUDICIAL
CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR
POLK COUNTY, FLORIDA
CIVIL DIVISION
BANK OF AMERICA. N.A.. SUC-
CESSOR BY MERGER TO NA-
TIONSBANK, N.A (SOUTH),
Plaintiff.
Vs
IVA LEE WILKERSON. et al.
Defendants.
CASE NO.:
53-2005-CA-004275-0000 Sec
07
NOTICE OF ACTION
TO: NELLIE ROBERTA WILK-
ERSON
(Residence Unknown)
YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an
action for Foreclosure of Mortgage
on the following described prop-
erty:
Lot 11, CREEKSIDE
ESTATES, an unre-
corded subdivision,
more particularly de-
scribed as: Commence
at the Southwest cor-
ner of the SE 1/4 of
Section. 20, Township
27 South, Range 26
East, Polk County,
Florida, and run -
South 89 49'30"
East, to a point on
the South boundary
of the SE 1/4,
1049.21 feet; thence
run North 00"06'23"
East, 15.00 feet to
the Point of Begin-
ning; thence continue
North 00'06'23"
East, 435.60 feet;

100.00 feet; thence
run South 00'06'23"
West, 435.60 feet;
thence run North
89"49'30" West,
100.00 feet to the
Point of Beginning.
Together with that
certain 1988 West
Mobile Home with
VIN# GAFL-
H75A03705WE and
Title# 45484055.
has been filed against you and
you are required to serve a copy
of your written defenses, if any,
to it on Marshall C. Watson,
P.A., Attorney for Plaintiff,
whose address is 1800 NW
49TH STREET, SUITE 120, FT.
LAUDERDALE FL 33309 on or
before January 23 2006 a date
which is within thirty (30) days
after the first publication of this
Notice in the POLK COUNTY
DEMOCRAT and file the original
with the Clerk of this Court either.
before service on Plaintiff's at-
torney or immediately thereafter,.
otherwise a default will be en-


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 the Wife's attorney, Gregg S.
Kamp, Esquire, whose address is
P.O. Box 6235, Lakeland, Florida
33807, on or before December 28,
2005, and file the original with the
Clerk of this Court either before
service on the Wife's attorney or
immediately thereafter; otherwise,
a default will be entered against
you for the relief demanded in the
Petition.
Dated on December 7, 2005.
RICHARD M. WEISS
Clerk of the Court
BY: Richard M. Weiss
Deputy Clerk
(Court Seal)
Dec. 8, 15,.22, 29, 2005-3907




POLK COUNTY
BOARD OF COUNTY
COMMISSIONERS
POLK COUNTY, a political sub-
division of the State of Florida,
Petitioner,
vs.
FOTARSHIA SMITH,
Respondent(s)J
COMPLAINT NO.
CE 05-4933 NT DM
NOTICE OF DEMOLITION
TO: FOTARSHIA SMITH,
whose last known ad-
dress was 39 PINELEAF
PASS, DAVENPORT, FL
33897, his/her heirs, de-
visees, assigns, or successors
in interest to the below de-
scribed property
RE: Structure(s) being situ-
ated on a parcel described as:
LOT 13 & 14, BLOCK A,
NORTHSIDE HEIGHTS SUBDIVI-
SION, ACCORDING TO THE MAP
OR PLAT THEREOF AS RE-
CORDED IN PLAT BOOK 36,
PAGE 48 OF THE PUBLIC RE-
CORDS OF POLK COUNTY,
FLORIDA. (726 NORTHSIDE
DRIVE, EAST, LAKE WALES;
TAX ID# 34-29-27-875300-
001130)
TAKE NOTICE that pursu-
ant to Polk County Ordinance
90-17, the Director of the Polk
County Building Division has de-
termined that the structures)
referenced above are dilapi-
dated structures) as defined in
the Ordinance. The struc-
ture(s) must be demol-
ished and the debris
must be removed to an
authorized landfill or
the structures) must
be substantially repaired
within thirty (30) days
after this notice has
been served. In order to
repair or demolish struc-
tures other than mobile
homes, you must first
obtain a building or
demolition permit from
the Building Depart-
ment.
If a building or demolition per-
mit is required, you are still
bound by the thirty (30) day
time period required herein.
Your time to demolish or repair is
not extended by the six (6) month
period allowed in the Building De-
partment permits for exercise of
said, permits. You must call the
Community Development Spe-
cialist II when the structure has
been substantially repaired or
demolished.
If the dilapidated structures)
are not demolished or substan-
tially repaired as set Forth
above within thirty (30) days,
the structures) shall be demol-
ished by Polk County.
Should you fail to demolish or sub-
stantially repair the dilapidated
structures) within the 30 day time
period, please be advised that you
may wish to remove all personal
property and site improvements
from the subject property. The
cost of the demolition and re-
moval of debris shall be as-
sessed against the property
owners and imposed as a lien
against the real property. If not
satisfied, the lien may be fore-
closed after a period of two
years in the manner provided in
Chapter 173, Florida Statutes.
The thirty day time period may
be enlarged by the Demolition
Coordinator in writing for good
cause shown. In order to re-
ceive an extension of time, you
must contact the Building Divi-
sion immediately upon receipt
of this Notice. A verbal exten-
sion of time is not sufficient to
enlarge the time period and will
not protect your rights.
Note: If Polk County, or a vendor
under contract from Polk County,
demolishes above said property,
the demolition will include the re-
moval of all signs of human habi-
tation. This includes debris, trash (
excluding hazardous materials),
tires, building materials, septic
tanks, all structures, primary struc-
ture, sheds, garages, doghouses, "
etc., slabs, footers, driveways (up
to the road), and all fences (except
those which divide the property
from an adjoining property). The
property will be brought to a rake-
site basis. If there are any ques-
tions as to what the demolition will
include, it is the owners responsi-
bility to contact the Demolition De-


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT IN AND
FOR POLK COUNTY, FLORIDA
EMC MORTGAGE CORPORA-
TION,
Plaintiff.
vs.
ARMANDA GASTON; MARVIN
GASTON; UNKNOWN TENANT I;
UNKNOWN TENANT II, and any
unknown heirs, devisees, grant-
ees, creditors, and other unknown
persons or unknown spouses
claiming by, through and under
any of the above named Defen-
dants,
Defendants.
CASE NO.:
53-2005-CA-2850-WH-11
NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE
SALE
NOTICE is hereby given that
the undersigned Clerk of the Cir-
cuit Court of Polk County, Florida,
will on the 11th day of JanuarY.
200., at 9:00 o'clock A.M., at the
East corridor, first floor, of the Polk
County Courthouse, located at
255 N. Broadway, Bartow, Florida
offer for sale and sell at public out-
cry to the highest and best bidder
for cash, the following-described
property situate in Polk County,
Florida:
T he West 1/2 of
Tract 29 in the SE
1/4 of Section 29,
Township 26 South,
Range 27 East, Polk
County, Florida, ac-
cording to the plat of
FLORIDA DEVELOP-
MENT COMPANY,
Tract recorded in Plat
Book 3, Page 60, Pub-
lic Records of Polk
County, Florida, Sub-
ject to road right-of-
way as portrayed on
said Tract. TOGETHER
WITH a 1993 Carrie
Double-wide Mobile
Home, ID#
FLFLN70A20701 CG,
and
FLFLN70B20701CG.
- pursuant to the Final Judgment
entered in a case pending in
said Court, the style of which is
indicated above.
All sales are to be held at the east
end of the east corridor, first floor,
of the Polk County Courthouse lo-
cated at 255 North Broadway Ave-
nue, Bartow, Florida. Please note
that the main entrance is located
on Church Street. No entry is pos-
sible from Broadway Avenue. In
the event any temporary change is
necessary, the Clerk will post a "
Notice of Change" at the sale loca-
tion directing the bidders to the
temporary sale location.
If you are a person with a dis-
ability who needs any accom-
modation in order to partici-
pate in this proceeding, you are
entitled, at no cost to you, to
the provision of certain assis-
tance. Please contact the Of-
fice of the Court Administrator,
(863) 534-4690, within two
(2) working days of your re-
ceipt of this notice; if you are
hearing or voice impaired, call
(TDD) (863) 534-7777, or
Florida Relay Service 800-955-
8770.
WITNESS my hand and official
seal of said Court this 14th day
of November, 2005.
Richard Weiss
CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT
COURT
BY. /s/ Felicia Borders
Deputy Clerk
(Court Seal)
Dec. 22, 29, 2005-4012










IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN
AND FOR POLK COUNTY,
FLORIDA
PAUL S. GAFFNEY,
Plaintiff,
vs.
PHYLLIS J. GAFFNEY, and Oth-
ers,
Defendant.
CASE NO.:
53-2005CA-4704
Section 8
NOTICE OF ACTION
TO: Phyllis J. Gaffney, and all
unknown natural persons, if alive
and if dead or not known to be
dead or alive, their several and re-
spective unknown spouses, heirs,
devisees, grantees, assignees,
and judgment creditors, and the
several and respective unknown
assigns, successors in interest,
claiming by, through, under or
against any corporation or other
legal entity named as a defendant;
and all claimants, persons or par-
ties, natural or corporate, or
whose exact legal status is un-
known, claiming under any of the
above named or described defen-
dants or parties claiming to have
any right, title, or interest in the
real property described below.
YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an
action to quiet title on the following
property in Polk County, Florida:
Lot 23 of Tiger Creek
Groves, according to the
plat thereof recorded in Plat
Book 75, Page 37, 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 BRIAN W. HAAS, Bradley
Johnson Law Firm, P.A., whose
address is Post Office Box 1260,
Lake Wales, Florida 33859-1260
within thirty (30) days after the first
publication of this notice, and file
the original with the clerk of this
court either before service on
plaintiff's attorney or immediately
thereafter; otherwise a default will
be entered against you for the re-


Notice of Sale
Notice is hereby given' that pur-
suant to Chapter 71 5 of the
Florida Statutes the following
described property will be sold
at public auction to the highest
and best bidder for cash or cer-
tified funds: 1970 Jami House
Trailer, VIN No. 922, Title No.
3931684, which is registered
to Marcus J. Sullivan, Jr., 375
West Brannen Road, Lot #75,
Lakeland, Florida 33813, and
was last in possession of Mar-
cus J. Sullivan, Jr., 29 Bonny
Shores Drive, Lakeland, Florida
33801. Said sale shall take
place at 29 Bonny Shores
Drive, Lakeland, Florida 33801,
on January 11, 2006, at 10:00
a.m.
Dec. 22. 29, 2005-4023


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
10TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN
AND FOR POLK COUNTY,
FLORIDA
GENERAL JURISDICTION DIVI-
SION
WELLS FARGO BANK. N.A., suc-
cessor by merger to WELLS
FARGO HOME MORTGAGE,
INC.,
PLAINTIFF,
VS.
RONALD G. WILLIAMS, ET AL.,
DEFENDANTSS.
CASE NO:
05-CA-4181-08
NOTICE OF ACTION
CONSTRUCTIVE SERVICE
TO: JUANITA A. CALHOUN;
PENNY EMERY STULL F/K/A
PENNY CANDICE EMERY
whose residence is unknown it
he/she/they be living; and if
he/she/they be dead, the unknown
defendants who may be spouses,
heirs, devisees, grantees, assign-
ees, lienors, creditors, trustees,
and all parties claiming an interest
by, through, under or against the
Defendants, who are not known to
be dead or alive, and all parties
having or claiming to have any
right, title or interest in the prop-
erty described in the mortgage be-
ing foreclosed herein.
YOU ARE HEREBY NOTIFIED that
an action to foreclose a mort-
gage and enforce a lost note
and/or mortgage on the follow-
ing property:
LOT 17, WOOD FERN
SUBDIVISION, AS PER
PLAT -THEREOF AS RE-
CORDED IN PLAT
BOOK 71, PAGES 44
AND 45, LYING IN A
PORTION OF SECTIONS
29 & 32 T27 R23, IN-
CLUSIVE, OF THE PUB-
LIC RECORDS OF POLK
COUNTY, FLORIDA.
TOGETHER WITH A
MANUFACTURED HOME
DESCRIBED AS A
1995 SHAD DOUBLE
WIDE MOBILE HOME,
VIN# FLA146M9134A
& FLA146M9134B.
has been filed against the cor-
poration and the corporation is
required to serve a copy of
your written defenses, if any,
to it on DAVID J. STERN, ESQ.
Plaintiff's attorney, whose ad-
dress is 801 S University Drive,
#500, Plantation, FL 33324 on
or before January 23, 2006
(no later than 30 days from
the date of the first publication
of this notice of action) and file
the original with the clerk of
this court either before service
on Plaintiff's attorney or imme-
diately thereafter; otherwise a
default will be entered against
you for the relief demanded in
the complaint or petition filed
herein.
WITNESS my hand and the seal
of this Court at POLK County,
Florida, this 19th day of De-
cember, 2005.
RICHARD M. WEISS
CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT
BY: /s/ Mary Ann Ray
DEPUTY CLERK
(Seal)
Dec. 22, 29, 2005-4030



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. 29, 2005-Jan. 5.
2006-3967


PUBLIC NOTICE
Notice of Auction pursuant to F.S
713.78 will be held at Midway Auto
Salvage & Wrecker Service, 4410
S.R. 542 E Lakeland, FL 33801
on January 17, 2006 at 8:30 a.m
in regards to vehicles
97 Volkswagon
VIN# 3VWSA81nH9VM067383
94 Pontiac
VIN# 2G2FS22S8R2238998
Dec 22. 2005-4021


NOTICE OF FINAL AGENCY
ACTION BY
THE SOUTHWEST FLORIDA
WATER MANAGEMENT DIS-
TRICT
NOTICE is given that the Dis-
trict's Final Agency Action is ap-
proval of the Environmental Re-
source Permit on 8.6 acres to -
serve construction of a new build-
ing and parking lot known as West -
Woods Building.
The project is located in Polk
County, Section(s) 19, Township
28 S, Range 23 E. The permit ap-
plicant is Ryder Homes & Groves,
Inc., whose address is P.O. Box
2294, Lakeland, FL 33806.
The permit no. is
44016806.001.
The file(s) pertaining to the pro-
ject referred to above is available
for inspection Monday through Fri-
day except for legal holidays, 8
a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Southwest
Florida Water Management Dis- V
trict (District) 170 Century Boule-
vard, Bartow, FL 33830-7700.
NOTICE OF RIGHTS
Any person whose substantial
interest are effected by the Dis-
trict's action may request an ad-
ministrative hearing in accordance
with Section 120.569 and 120.57,
Florida Statutes (F.S.), and Chap-
ter 28-106, Florida Administrative
Code (F.A.C.), of the Uniform
Rules of Procedure. A request for
hearing must (1) explain how the
substantial interest of each person
requesting the hearing will be af-
fected by the District's action, or fi-
nal action; (2) state all material
facts disputed by each person re-
questing the hearing or state that
there are no disputed facts; and
(3) otherwise comply with Chapter
28-106, F.A.C. A request for hear-
ing must be filed with and received
by the Agency Clerk of the District
at the District's Brooksville ad-
dress, 2379 Broad Street, Brooks-
ville, FL 34604-6899 within 21
days of publication of this notice.
Failure to file a request for hearing
within this time period shall consti-
tute a waiver of any right such per-
son may have to request a hearing
under Sections 120.569 and
120.57, F.S.
Because the administrative
hearing process is designated to
formulate final agency action, the
filing of a petition means that the
District's final action may be differ-
ent from the position taken by it in
this notice of final agency action.
Persons whose substantial inter-
ests will be affected by any such
final decision of the District.on the
application have the right to peti-
tion to become a party to )he pro-
ceeding, in accordance with the
requirements set forth above.
Mediation pursuant to Section
120.573, F.S., to settle an admin-
istrative dispute regarding the Dis-
trict's final action in this matter is
not available prior to the filing of a
request for hearing.
Dec. 22, 2005-4027


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR
POLK COUNTY, FLORIDA.
CIVIL DIVISION
BANK ONE, N.A., AS TRUSTEE
F/K/A THE FIRST NATIONAL
BANK OF CHICAGO, AS TRUS-
TEE,
Plaintiff,
vs.
PAULETTE L. WILLIAMS, ET AL,
Defendants.
CASE NO.
532003CA003623XXXXXX
RE-NOTICE OF SALE
PURSUANT TO CHAPTER 45
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN
pursuant to an Order or Summary
Final Judgment of foreclosure
dated April 7, 2004, and an Order
Resetting Sale dated January 12,
2005, and entered in Case No.
532003CA003623XXXXXX of the
Circuit Court of the Tenth Judicial
Circuit in and for Polk County,
Florida, wherein BANK ONE, N.A.,
AS TRUSTEE F/K/A THE FIRST
NATIONAL BANK OF CHICAGO,
AS TRUSTEE is Plaintiff and
PAULETTE L. WILLIAMS; POLK
COUNTY CLERK OF COURT;
WELLS FARGO BANK MINNE-
SOTA, N.A., AS TRUSTEE F/K/A
NORWEST BANK MINNESOTA,
N.A., AS TRUSTEE OF CENTEX
HOME EQUITY LOAN TRUST
1999-3 UNDER THE POOLING
AND SERVICING AGREEMENT
DATED 8/26/99; UNKNOWN
TENANT NO. I; UNKNOWN TEN-
ANT NO. 2; and ALL UNKNOWN
PARTIES CLAIMING INTERESTS
BY, THROUGH, UNDER OR
AGAINST A NAMED DEFEN-
DANT TO THIS ACTION, OR
HAVING OR CLAIMING TO HAVE
ANY RIGHT, TITLE OR INTER-
EST IN THE PROPERTY HEREIN
DESCRIBED, are Defendants, I
will sell to the highest and best
bidder for cash at County, Florida,
at 9:00 a.m. on the 13th day of
January, 2006, the following de-
scribed property as set forth in
said Order or Final Judgment, to
wit:
LOT 2, BLOCK 2 OF ROYAL
OAK MANOR FIRST ADDI-
TION, ACCORDING TO THE
PLAT THEREOF, AS RE-
CORDED IN PLAT BOOK 43,
PAGE 42 OF THE PUBLIC RE-
CORDS OF POLK COUNTY,
FLORIDA.
If you are a person with disabilities
who needs any accommodation in
order to participate in this pro-
ceeding, you a;e 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,
on Decrembe 15, 2005.
Richard M. Weiss
As Clerk, Circuit Court
By: /s/ Lori Armijo
As Deputy Clerk
(Court Seal)
Dec 22, 29, 2005-4033


lief demanded in the complaint.
If you are a person with a dis-
ability who needs any accommo-
dation in order to participate in this
proceeding, you are entitled, at no
cost to you, to the provision of cer-
tain assistance. Please contact the
Office of the Court Administrator,
(863) 534-4690, within (2) working
days of your receipt of this notice.
If you are hearing or voice im-
paired, call TDD (863) 534-7777
or Florida Relay Service 711.
Witness my hand and seal of
this Court on this December 19,
2005.
RICHARD M. WEISS
As Clerk of the Court
By: /s/ Mary Murphy
(Court Seal)
Dec. 22, 29, 2005-Jan. 5, 12.
2006-4032








The Polk County Democrat


December 22, 2005


m enses 8u.


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR
POLK COUNTY, FLORIDA PRO-
BATE DIVISION
IN RE: ESTATE OF
LEROY THOMAS,
Deceased.
File No.
05-CP-1709
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
LEROY THOMAS, deceased, File
Number 05-CP-1709; by the Cir-
cuit Court for Polk County, Florida,
Probate Division, the address of
which is.Post Office Box 9000,
Drawer CC-04, Bartow, FL 33831-
9000; that the decedent's date of.
death was April 7th, 2005; that the
total value of the estate is $0.00
and that the names and addresses
of those to whom it has been as-
signed by such order are:
Danny Thomas
462 Hibiscus Drive
Eagle Lake, FL 33839
Sheila Bowman a/k/a Sheila
Bowman
4710 Kimball Court West
Lakeland, FL 33813
Kenny Thomas
2820 Avenue G, N.W.
Winter Haven, FL 33880-2143
Susan Gallison
655 Bay Avenue
Eagle Lake, FL 33839
ALL INTERESTED PERSONS ARE
NOTIFIED THAT:
All creditors of the estate of
the decedent and persons hav-
ing claims or demands against
the estate of the decedent
other than those for whom pro-
vision for payment was made in
the Order of Summary Admin-
istration must file their claims
with this court WITHIN THE
TIME PERIODS SET FORTH IN
SECTION 733.702 OF THE
FLORIDA PROBATE CODE.
ALL CLAIMS AND DEMANDS
NOT SO FILED WILL BE FOR-
EVER BARRED.
NOTWITHSTANDING THE
TIME PERIOD SET FORTH
ABOVE, ANY CLAIM FILED TWO
(2) OR MORE YEARS AFTER THE
DECEDENT'S DATE OF DEATH
IS BARRED.
THE DATE OF FIRST PUBLU-
CATION OF THIS NOTICE IS De-
cember 22, 2005.
Person Giving Notice:
Sheila Bowman a/k/a Shelia Bow-
man
4710 Kimball Court West
Lakeland, FL33813 -
TROIANO & ROBERTS, P.A.
Attorneys for Person Giving Notice
317 SOUTH TENNESSEE AVE-
NUE
LAKELAND, FL 33801-4617
Telephone: (863) 686-7136
By: VICTOR J. TROIANO, ESQ.
Florida Bar No. 0221864'
Dec. 22, 29, 2005-4026




IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
10TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF
FLORIDA, IN AND FOR POLK
COUNTY
MORTGAGE ELECTRONIC REG-
ISTRATION SYSTEMS,'INC.,
PLAINTIFF,
-vs-
SH-ARON L. MATHIS; WILLIAM S.
BLAKEMAN,
DEFENDANTS.
CASE NO. 2003-CA-5262
AMENDED NOTICE OF SALE
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN
pursuant to an Order Reschedul-
ing Foreclosure Sale dated De-
cember 7, 2005, entered in Civil
Case No. 2003-CA-5262 of the
Circuit Court of the 10TH Judicial
Circuit in and for POLK County,
Florida, wherein MORTGAGE
ELECTRONIC REGISTRATION
SYSTEMS, INC., Plaintiff and
SHARON L. MATHIS 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. on January 11 2006 the fol-
lowing described property as set
forth in said Final Judgment, to-
wit:
LOT 252 OF DEER BROOKE, AS
SHOWN IN PLAT BOOK 78,
PAGES 6, 7 AND 8, 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, Barlow, 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-
modationn in order to partici-
pate in this proceeding, you are
entitled, at no cost to you, to
the provision of certain assis-
tance. Please contact the Of-
fice of the Court Administrator,
(863) 534-4690, within two
(2) working days of your re-
ceipt of this notice; if you are
hearing or voice impaired, call
(TDD) (863) 534-7777, or
Florida Relay Service 711.
DATED at BARTOW, Florida,
this 12th day of December, 2005.
RICHARD M. WEISS
CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT
COURT
POLK County, Florida
By: /s/ Lori Armijo
Deputy Clerk
(Seal)
Dec. 22, 29, 2005-4019


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT
FOR POLK COUNTY,
FLORIDA
PROBATE DIVISION
IN RE: ESTATE OF
CONNIE HALE BROWN,
DECEASED.
FILE NO.:

NOTICE TO CREDITORS
AND
NOTICE OF
ADMINISTRATION
(Testate)
The administration of the Es-
tate of CONNIE HALE BROWN,
deceased, whose date of death
was November 28, 2005, and
whose Social Security Number
is 264-74-1123 is pending in
the Circuit Court for Polk
County, Florida, Probate Divi-
sion, the address of which is
P.O. Box 9000, Drawer CC-4,
Bartow, Florida 33830. The
name and address of the Per-
sonal Representative and the
Personal Representative's at-
tomey are set forth below.
All creditors of the decedent
and other persons having claims
or demands against the dece-
dent's estate, on whom a copy of
this notice is served must file their
claims with this Court WITHIN
THE LATTER 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 PERIOD SET FORTH
ABOVE, ANY CLAIM FILED TWO
(2) YEARS OR MORE AFTER
DECEDENT'S DATE OF DEATH
IS BARRED.
Publication of this Notice began
on December 22 2005.
Joseph M. Sirois, Personal Rep-
resentative
215 Pinehurst Drive
Aubumdale, FL 33823
BILLY R. READY, ESQUIRE
Billy R. Ready, P.A.
F.B#: 322091
209 Palmetto Street
PO Box 1399
Aubumdale, FL 33823
(863) 965-2516
(863) 965-2421 (Fax) ...
Attorney for Personal Repre-
sentative "
Dec. 22, 29, 2005-4024

IN THE ALLEN CIRCUIT COURT
FOR WAYNE, INDIANA
STATE OF INDIANA
COUNTY OF ALLEN
IN RE: THE CUSTODY OF
CAROLYN BRADSHAW
CAUSE NO.
02C01-0509-DR-752
SUMMONS FOR SERVICE BY
PUBLICATION
Notice is hereby given to
Charles Roemer,. the above-
named child's father, whose
whereabouts are unknown, that
Barbara Trefney, maternal
grandmother has filed a Peti-
tion For Custody of the minor
child, Carolyn Bradshaw.
Notice is further given to
Charles Roemer-'that Carolyn
Bradshaw is currently in the
protective custody df the Allen'
County Office of the Depart-
ment of Child Services pursuant
to the Order of the Allen Supe-
rior Court, Family Relations Divi-
sion, in Cause No. 02D07-
0409-JC-157.,
Notice is further given that
the attorney filing said Petition
For Custody is Roberta Ren-
barger, 202 W. Berry St. Suite
710 Metro Building, Fort
Wayne, IN 46802, Telephone
428-2202.
Notice is further given to
Charles Roemer that he must
respond to the Petition For
Custody within thirty days after
the last publication of this no-
tice, and in case he fails to do
so, judgment by default may be
entered against Charles Roemer
and legal custody of Carolyn
Bradshaw may be awarded to
Barbara Trefney her maternal
grandmother. .Furthermore, no-
tice is given to Charles Roemer
that the court may also issue
an order directing him to pay
child support on behalf of Caro-
lyn Bradshaw.
Dec, 22, 29, 2005-4014

POLK COUNTY

A POLITICAL SUBDIVISION OF
THE STATE OF FLORIDA
HEREIN REFERRED TO
AS THE "COUNTY"
HEREBY GIVES NOTICE OF.
INVITATION TO BID
BID 06-054
SALE OF SURPLUS LAND
SOUTH OF SR 60 EAST
The County is soliciting bids for
the sale of surplus land for one
parcel. Bid packages may be ob-
tained from the Purchasing Divi-
sion, 2470 Clower Lane, Bartow,
Florida, 33830, (863) 534-5610, or
can be downloaded from our web-
Site at www polk-county net Re-
spondents must submit one (1)
original bid proposal prior to 2:00
p.m. on the receiving date to the
Purchasing Division, 2470 Clower
Lane, Barlow, Florida, 33830. Re-
ceiving date is Wednesday, Janu-
ary 11, 2006 prior to 2:00 p.m.
Bids will be opened and publicly
read immediately thereafter. Bids
received after this time will not be
considered. The bid must be sub-
mitted In a "sealed" parcel. The
Purchasing Director reserves the
right to reject any or all bids.
W. A. "Buddy" Storey, Jr., Pur-
chasing Director
Dec. 22, 26, 2005-4044FR


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR
POLK COUNTY, FLORIDA PRO-
BATE DIVISION
IN RE: ESTATE OF
RUTH E. LIND
DECEASED.
FILE NO.
02 CP-0328
NOTICE OF
ADMINISTRATION
(Intestate).
The administration of the estate
of Ruth E. Lind, deceased, is
pending in the Circuit Court for
POLK County, Florida, Probate Di-
vision the address of which is P.O.
Box 9000, Drawer CC-4, Bartow,
Florida 33831. The estate is intes-
tate. The names and addresses of
the personal representative and
the personal representative's at-
torney are set forth below.
Any interested persons on
whom a copy of the notice of ad-
ministration Is served must object
to the qualifications of the per-
sonal representative, venue, Or ju-
risdiction of the court, by filing a
petition or other pleading request-
ing relief in accordance with the
Florida Probate Rules. WITHIN 3
MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF
SERVICE OF A COPY OF THE
NOTICE ON.;THE OBJECTING
PERSON, OR THOSE' OBJEC-
TIONS ARE FOFIEVER BARRED.
Any person entitled to exempt
property is required to file a peti-
tion for determination of exempt
property WITHIN THE TIME PRO-
VIDED BY LAW OR THE RIGHT
TO EXEMPT PROPERTY IS
DEEMED WAIVED. Any person
entitled to elective share is re-
quired to file an election to take
elective share WITHIN THE TIME
PROVIDED 13Y LAW:
Personal Representative
Patricia A. Kraus
Post Office Box 422683
Kissimmee, Florida 34742-
2683
Attorneys for Personal Represen-
tative:-
Catherine E. Davey, P.A.
Attorney for Patricia A. Kraus
Florida Bar No. 0991724
Post Office Box 941251
Maitland, Florida 32794-1251
Telephone: (407) 645-4833
Dec. 22, 29, 2005-4045


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN
AND FOR POLK COUNTY,
FLORIDA
MARVIN R SULLIVAN AS TRUS-
TEE. UNDER THE MEMORAN-
DUM OF ,)ECLA.RA1TIQN..OF
TRUST DATED JANUARY 28,
2000,
Plaintiff
vs.
GERVIS R KING, ET AL,
Defendants.
CASE NO:
2004 CA-375
NOTICE OF SALE
Notice is hereby given, pursu-
ant to final judgment entered in the
above entitled cause in the Circuit
Court of Polk County, Florida, I will
sell the property situated in Polk
County, Florida described as:
Lots, 14 and 15, Block D, Wi-
hala Addition, according to the
map or plat thereof as re-
corded in Plat Book 32, Page
27 of the' Public Records of
Polk County, Florida.'
at public sale, to the :highest
and.best bidder, for cash, in
the East Corridor, first floor,
Polk County Courthouse, 255
North Broadway, Barow, Polk
County in Bartow,. Florida, at
9:00 o'clock, A.M., or' January
6.2006.L .
All pales fte to be held at the east
end of the east corridor, first floor,
of the Polk County Courthouse lo-
cated at 255 North Broadway Ave-
nue, Bartow, Florida. Please note
that the main entrance is located
on Church Street. No entry is pos-
sible from Broadway Avenue. In
the event any temporary change is
necessary, -the Clerk will post a "
Notice of Change" at the sale loca-
tion directing the bidders to the
temporary sale location.
If you are a person with a dis-
ability who needs any accom-
modation in order to partici-
pate in this proceeding, you are
entitled, at no 'cost to you, to
the provision of certain assis-.
tance. Please contact the Of-
fice of the Court Administrator,
(863) 534-4690, within two
(2) working days of your re-
ceipt of this notice; if you are
hearing or voice impaired, call
(TDD) (863) 534-7777, or
Florida Relay Service 711.
RICHARD M. WEISS
Clerk of the Circuit Court
By: /s/lLorArmijo
Deputy Clerk "
(Seal)
Dec. 22, 29, 2005-4018


ACE Wrecker Service
(863) 422-3930
38030 Hwy 27, Davenport, FL
33837
Notice of Auction pursuant to F.S
713.78 on January 6, 2006 at 8:30
a.m. All bids cash only.
85 Ford PU
VIN# 1FTBR10A5FUA90213
95 Ford 4Dr.
VIN# 1 FALP52U2SG233688
January 9, 2006 at 8:30 a.m.
97 GMC 4Dr.
VIN#3GKFK16R9VG510581
94 Ford 4Dr.
VIN# 1FALP52U2RA196462
January 12, 2006 at 8:30 a.m.
98 Honda 4Dr,
VIN# 1GCG 165XWA044805
January 13, 2006 at 8:30 a.m.
92 Nissan 2Dr.
VIN# JNIMS34P2NW102850
January.15, 2006 at 8:30 a.m.
94 Ford PU
VIN# 1FTEX14N2RKC01767
January 31, 2006 at 8:30 a.m.
03 Ford PU
VIN# 1FTRW07683KC58212
Dec. 22, 2005-4020


nay, whose name and address are
Keith D. Miller, Esquire, Boswell &
Dunlap LLP, 245 South Central
Avenue, Bartow, FL 33831, and to
file the original of the written ob-
jections with the clerk of this court
either before service pr immedi-
ately thereafter. Failure to serve
written objections as required may
result in an order of discharge,
without further notice.
JAMES V. MOIR, JR., Guard-
ian
SCHEYERE MOIR, Guardian
KEITH D. MILLER, ESQUIRE
BOSWELL & DUNLAP
Attorneys for Guardian
245 South Central Avenue
Post Office Box 30
Bartow, FL 33831
Tel: 863-533-7117
Fax: 863-533-7412
FL Bar No 0159573
Dec. 22, 29, 2005-4040


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR
POLK COUNTY, FLORIDA
PROBATE DIVISION
IN RE: ESTATE OF
JAMES MICHAEL DON-
OFRIO,
Deceased.
File No.
05-CP-2952
Division Probate
NOTICE TO CREDITORS
The administration of the es-
tate of JAMES MICHAEL
DONOFRIO, deceased, whose
date of death was November
26th, 2005. and whose So-
cial Security Number is 576-
72-6249, is pending in the Cir-
cuit Court for EPolk County,
Florida, Probate Division; the ad-
dress of which is P.O. Box 9000,
Drawer CC-4 Bartow, FL 33831-
9000. The names and addresses
of the personal representative and
the personal representative's at-
torney are set forth below.
All creditors of the decedent
and other persons having claims
or demands against decedent's
estate on whom a copy of this no-
tice has been served must file
their claims with this court WITHIN
THE LATER OF 3 MONTHS AF-
TER THE DATE OF THE FIRST
PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE
OR 30 DAYS AFTER THE DATE
OF SERVICE OF A COPY OF
THIS NOTICE ON THEM.
All other creditors of the dece-
dent and other persons having
claims or demands against dece-
dent's estate must file their claims
with this court WITHIN 3 MONTHS
AFTER THE DATE OF THE
FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS
NOTICE.
ALL CLAIMS NOT SO FILED
WILL BE FOREVER BARRED.
NOTWITHSTANDING THE
TIME PERIODS SET FORTH
ABOVE, ANY CLAIM FILED TWO
(2) YEARS OR MORE AFTER
THE DECEDENT'S DATE OF
DEATH IS BARRED.
The date of first publication of
this notice is December 22 2005
Personal Representative:
Karla Donofrio
5822 Eight Point
Lane
Lakeland, FL 33811
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. 22, 29, 2005-4025

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR
POLK COUNTY, FLORIDA PRO-
BATE DIVISION
IN RE: ESTATE OF
TIMOTHY JAMES WELCH
Deceased.
File No.:
05-CP-2908
NOTICE TO CREDITORS
The administration of the estate
of Timothy James Welch, de-
ceased, whose date of death was
July 9, 2005, is pending in the Cir-
cuit Court for Polk County, Florida,
Probate Division, the address of
which is P.O. Box 9000, Drawer
CC-4, Bartow, Florida 33831. The
names and addresses of the per-
sonal representative and the per-
sonal representatives' attorney are
set forth below.
-All::creditors of the decedent
and other persons having claims
or demands against decedent's
estate on whom a copy of this no-
tice has been served must file
their claims with this court WITHIN
THE LATER OF 3 MONTHS AF-
TER THE DATE OF THE FIRST
PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE
OR 30'DAYS AFTER THE TIME
OF SERVICE OF A COPY OF
THIS NOTICE ON THEM. *
All other creditors of the dece-
dent and other persons having
claims or demands against dece-
dent's estate must file their claims
with this court WITHIN 3 MONTHS
AFTER THE DATE OF THE
FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS
NOTICE.
ALL CLAIMS NOT SO FILED
WITHIN THE TIME PERIODS
SET FORTH IN SECTION
733.702 IF THE FLORIDA PRO-
BATE CODE WILL BE FOREVER
BARRED.
-NOTWITHSTANDING THE
TIME PERIODS SET FORTH
ABOVE, ANY CLAIM FILED TWO
(2) YEARS OR MORE AFTER
DECEDENT'S DATE OF DEATH
IS BARRED.
The date of first publication of
this notice is December 22 2005.
Personal Representative:
Maria H. Welch
4925 Liberty Lane
Lakeland, Florida 33813
Attorney for Personal Representa-
tive:
Craig A. Mundy, Esq.
RFlorida Bar No. 0896470
Craig A. Mundy, P.A.
4927 Southfork Drive
Lakeland, Florida 33813
Telephone: (863) 647-3778
Dec. 22, 29, 2005-4028


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN
AND FOR POLK COUNTY,
FLORIDA PROBATE DIVISION
IN RE: Guardianship of
BRETT PATRICK MOIR,
A Minor Person.
FILE NO.
04CP1974'
FORMAL NOTICE BY PUBLI-
CATION OF TRANSFER OF JU-
RISDICTION
YOU ARE NOTIFIED that
JAMES V. MOIR, JR. and
SCHEYERE MOIR as Guardians
of the person of BRETT PATRICK
MOIR, a minor person, will apply
for discharge as guardian on De-
cember 20, 2005. Jurisdiction of
this matter has been transferred to
Iowa on July 8, 2005.
You are required to serve writ-
ten objections to the Petition no
later than thirty days from the first
publication, on Petitioner's attor-


torney or immediately thereafter;
otherwise, a default will be entered
against you for the relief de-
manded in the Petition.
UNDER SECTION 63.089,
FLORIDA STATUTES, FAILURE
TO FILE A WRITTEN RE-
SPONSE TO THIS NOTICE WITH
THE COURT OR TO APPEAR AT
THIS HEARING CONSTITUTES
GROUNDS UPON WHICH THE
COURT SHALL END ANY PA-
RENTAL RIGHTS YOU MAY
HAVE REGARDING THE MINOR
CHILD.
Dated this 1.5th day of Decem-
ber, 2005.
RICHARD M. WEISS
Clerk of the Courts
BY: Is/ Stephanie Wilson
Deputy Clerk
(Court Seal)
Dec. 22, 29, 2005. Jan. 5, 12,
2006-4034


I


6B


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT,
POLK COUNTY, FLORIDA
JODY M. HARPER and KIM-
BERLI L. HARPER,
Plaintiffs,
-vs-
SOPHIA RENEE BINKLEY, ME-
LINDA KAMINSKI, UNKNOWN
TENANTS, et al,
Defendants.
CASE NO:
53-2005CA-002934-0000-LK
AMENDED NOTICE OF SALE
Notice is hereby given pursuant
to a Final Summary Judgment en-
tered in the above-styled cause in
the Circuit Court of Polk County,
Florida, I will sell the property situ-
ated in Polk County, Florida, de-
scribed as:
Lot 12, COUNTRY VIEW ES-
TATES PHASE 3, according
to the map or plat thereof re-
corded in Plat Book 94,
Pages 18 through 23, Public
Records of Polk County,
Florida.
at public sale, to the highest
and best bidder for cash, at the
East Corridor, 1st Floor, Polk
County Courthouse, 255 North
Broadway, Bartow, Florida
33830, at 9:00 a.m., on the
11 th day of January, 2006, in
accordance with Florida Stat-
utes 45.031.
Please note that the main en-
trance is located on Church Street.
No entry is possible from Broad-
way Avenue. In the event any tem-
porary change is necessary, the
Clerk will post a "Notice of
Change" at the sale location di-
recting the bidders to the tempo-
rary sale location.
If you are a person with a disability
who needs any accommodation in
order to participate in this pro-
ceeding, you are entitled, at no
cost to you, to the provision of cer-
tain assistance. Please contact the
Office of the Court Administrator,
(863) 534-4690, within two (2)
working days of your receipt of
this; if you are hearing or voice im-
paired, call TDD (863) 534-7777
or Florida Relay Service (800)
955-8770.
RICHARD M. WEISS
As Clerk of Said Court
By: /s/ Lori Armijo
As Deputy Clerk
(Court Seal)
Dec. 22, 29, 2005-4017


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF
POLK COUNTY, FLORIDA
IN RE: ESTATE OF
MORRIS EDWARD HOWZE,
Deceased.
PROBATE DIVISION
File Number:
05CP-2852
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
Morris Edward Howze, deceased,
File Number 05CP-2852, 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 33831;
that the total cash value of the es-
tate is $1.00.00 and that the
name and address of those to
whom it has been assigned by
such Order are.
Lorrie C. 06N4al
Ronnie C. O'Neal
1043 Shell Lane
Winter Haven, Florida 33880
ALL INTERESTED PERSONS
ARE NOTIFIED THAT:
All creditors of the estate of the
decedent and other person having
claims or demands against the es-
tate of the decedent other than
those listed in the Order of Sum-
mary Administration must file their
claims with this Court WITHIN
THREE MONTHS AFTER THE
DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICA-
TION OF THIS NOTICE.
ALL CLAIMS AND DEMANDS
NOT SO FILED WILL BE FOR-
EVER BARRED.
The date of the first publication
of this Notice is December 22
2005.
Person Giving Notice.
Lorrie C. O'Neal
1043 Shell Lane
Winter Haven, Florida 33880
Ronnie C. O'Neal
1043 Shell Lane
Winter Haven, Florida 33880
.Attorney for Persons Giving No-
tice:
George T. Dunlap, III
245 South Central Avenue
Post Office Drawer 30
Bartow, Florida 33831
(863) 533-7117
Florida Bar No. 021164
Dec. 22, 29, 2005-4015

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN
AND FOR POLK COUNTY,
FLORIDA
IN RE: THE MATTER OF:
TAMYRA MIRACAL WILLIAMS
MINOR CHILD
NOTICE OF ACTION FOR
TEMPORARY CUSTODY BY EX-
TENDED FAMILY
PURSUANT TO CHAPTER
751, FLORIDA STATUTES
CASE NO.: 53-2005DR-
0011291-0000-LK
SECTION: 02
TO: ADRIAN ELLIOTT
Natural Father of Tamyra Mira-
cal Williams
Address Unknown
YOU ARE NOTIFIED that a Pe-
tition For Temporary Custody by
Extended Family Pursuant to
Chapter 751, Florida Statutes has
been filed against you and you are
required to serve a copy of your
written defenses, if any, to it on
THOMAS J. CHAWK, Esquire,
Post Office Box 8209, Lakeland,
Florida 33802-8209, the Petition-
er's Attorney, on or before January
2_22000, and file the original with
the Clerk of this Court either be-
fore service on the Petitioner's at-


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF
FLORIDA, IN AND FOR POLK
COUNTY
GENERAL JURISDICTION DIVI-
SION
WACHOVIA BANK, N.A. F/K/A
FIRST UNION NATIONAL BANK,
AS INDENTURE TRUSTEE,
Plaintiff,
vs.
SHENAY C. DRAYTON, et al.,
Defendant (s).
CASE NO.
53-2005-CA-003930-0000-00-
Div. 11
NOTICE OF ACTION
TO: EDWARD C. DAWES
Residence Unknown
If alive, and if dead, all parties
claiming interest by, through, un-
der or against EDWARD C.
DAWES, and all parties having or
claiming to have any right, title or
interest in the property herein de-
scribed.
YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an ac-
tion for Foreclosure of Mortgage
on the following described prop-
erty:
Commence at a point 660 feet
South and 250.19 feet West of
the Northwest corner of the
NE 1/4 of Section 12, Town-
ship 30 South, Range 23 East,
POLK County, Florida, and run
South 00'01' West 150.91 feet
to the POINT OF BEGINNING;
from the Point of Beginning
continue South 0"01' West 133
feet; thence West 50 feet;
thence North 0"01' East 133
feet to the South boundary of
Third Terrace Southeast;
thence East 50 feet along said
boundary to the Point of Be-
ginning.
a/k/a 903 3rd Street SE, Mul-
berry, Florida 33860.
has been filed against you and
you are required to serve a copy
of your written defenses, if any, to
it, on Stuart H. Gitlitz, Attorney for
Plaintiff, whose address is 9830
S.W. 77th Avenue, Second Floor,
Miami, Florida 33156, on or before
January 23 2006 a date which is
within thirty (30) days after the first
publication of this Notice in the
POLK COUNTY DEMOCRAT and
file the original with the Clerk of
this Court either before service on
Plaintiff's attorney or immediately
thereafter; otherwise a default will
be entered against you for the re-
lief demanded in the complaint.
WITNESS my hand- and the
seal of this Court this 16th day of
December, 2005.
RICHARD M. WEISS
As Clerk of the Court
By: /s/ Mary Ann Ray
As Deputy Clerk
(Court Seal)
Dec. 22. 29, 2005-4029



IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR
POLK COUNTY, FLORIDA PRO-
BATE DIVISION
IN RE: ESTATE OF
OTTIS ZANDER HART, SR.,
Deceased.
File No.
05-CP-0893
NOTICE TO CREDITORS
The administration of the estate
of OTTIS ZANDER HART, SR.,
deceased, whose date of death
was October 2, 2005, and whose
Social Security Number is 260-42-
5710, 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-
9000. The names and addresses
of the personal representative and
the personal representative's at-
torney are set forth below.
All creditors of the decedent
and other persons, having claims
or demands against decedent's
estate, on whom a copy of this no-
tice has been served, must file
their claims with this court WITHIN
THE LATER OF 3 MONTHS AF-
TER THE DATE OF THE FIRST
PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE
OR 30 DAYS AFTER THE DATE
OF SERVICE OF A COPY OF
THIS NOTICE ON THEM.
All other creditors of the dece-
dent and other persons having
claims or demands against the de-
cedent's estate, must file their
claims with this court WITHIN 3
MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF
THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF
THIS NOTICE.
ALL CLAIMS NOT SO FILED
WILL BE FOREVER BARRED.
NOTWITHSTANDING THE
TIME PERIODS SET FORTH
ABOVE, ANY CLAIM FILED TWO,
(2) YEARS OR MORE AFTER
THE. DECEDENT'S DATE OF
DEATH IS BARRED.
THE DATE OF FIRST PUBLI-
CATION OF THIS NOTICE IS:
December 22, 2005.
Personal Representative:
JOHN D. HART
495 Moose Lodge Road
Bartow, FL 33830
Attorney for Personal Representa-
tive:
STEPHEN C. WATSON, ES-
QUIRE
Attorney
Florida Bar No. 130020
HAHN, McCLURG & WATSON
P.O. Box 38
Lakeland, FL 33802-0038
Telephone: 863/688-7747
Dec. 22, 29, 2005-4046




POLK COUNTY SHERIFF'S
OFFICE
BARTOW, FLORIDA
-NOTICE-
INVITATION TO BID
ITB# 2006-05 Trash Bags
Notice is hereby given that the
Polk County Sheriff's Office will be
receiving sealed bids for the fol-
lowing:
ITB# 2006-05 Trash Bags
All Pertinent Information, Bid In-


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR
POLK COUNTY, FLORIDA
PROBATE DIVISION
IN RE: ESTATE OF
David Samuel Carro-
deguas
Deceased.
File No.
05CP-1624
NOTICE TO CREDITORS
The administration of the estate
of David Samuel Carrodeguas,
deceased, File Number 05CP-
1624, is pending in the Circuit
Court for Polk County, Florida,
Probate Division, the address of
which is 255 North Broadway,
Florida 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, 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
3 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 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 3 MONTHS AF-
TER THE DATE OF THE FIRST
PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE.
ALL CLAIMS NOT SO FILED
WILL BE FOREVER BARRED.
The date of the first publication
of this Notice is December 22,
2005.
Co-Personal Representative:
Angibel Carrodeguas
6849 NW 173 Drive
Apt. F-107
Hialeah, FL 33015
Co-Personal Representative:
Andy Carrodeguas
6849 NW 173 Drive
Apt. F-107
Hialeah, FL 3301 5
Attorney for Personal Representa-
tive:
Anthony Dieguez, J.D
Florida Bar No. 155409
7950 NW 155 Street, Ste. 207
Miami Lakes, FL 33016
Dec. 22, 29, 2005-4013

NOTICE OF
PUBLIC MEETING
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN
that THE SCHOOL BOARD OF
POLK COUNTY, FLORIDA, an-
nounces a public meeting to which
all persons are invited.
DATE AND TIME:
January 13, 2006 from 8:30
a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
PLACE: United Way of Cen-
tral Florida, Pine Room, 5605 US
Hwy 98 S., Highland City, FL
PURPOSE: School Board
planning retreat to evaluate
strategic plan goals.
For further information about
these meetings, please contact
Hazel Sellers, Chairman, for The
School Board of Polk County, Flor-
ida, at Post Office Box 391, Bar-
tow, Florida 33831, or 863-534-
0529.
Pursuant to the provisions of
the Americans with Disabilities
Act, any person requiring special
accommodations to participate in
this meeting is asked to advise the
agency at least 48 hours before
'the meeting by contacting Patricia
Hunter at 863-534-0513. If you are
hearing or speech impaired,
please contact the agency by call-
ing Florida Relay Service at 1-800-
955-8771.
Dated: December 15, 2005.
THE SCHOOL BOARD OF
POLK COUNTY, FLORIDA
By Hazel Sellers, Chairman
Attest Gail F. McKinzie,
Secretary
(Seal)
Dec. 22, 2005-4016


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT
FOR POLK COUNTY,
FLORIDA
PROBATE DIVISION
IN RE: ESTATE OF
BERTHA MARIE H. LAN-
HAM
Deceased.
'File No.
05CP-2771
NOTICE TO CREDITORS
The administration of the es-
tate of BERTHA MARIE
LANHAM, deceased, whose
date of death was Septem-
ber 17th, 2005, and whose
Social Security Number is 236-
32-6353, is pending in the Cir-
cuit Court for POLK County,
Florida, Probate Division, the
address of which is P.O.~QX
9000, DRAWER CC-4,
BARTOW, FL 33831. The
names and addresses of the
personal representative and the
personal representative's attor-
ney are set forth below.
All creditors of the decedent
and other persons having
claims or demands against de-
cedent's estate on whom a
copy of this notice has been
served must file their claims
with this court WITHIN THE
LATER OF 3 MONTHS AFTER
THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLI-
CATION OF THIS NOTICE OR 30
DAYS AFTER THE TIME OF
SERVICE OF A COPY OF THIS
NOTICE ON THEM.
All other creditors of the de-
cedent and other persons hav-
ing claims or demands against
decedent's estate must file
their claims with this court
WITHIN 3 MONTHS AFTER THE
DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICA-
TION OF THIS NOTICE.
ALL CLAIMS NOT SO FILED
WILL BE FOREVER BARRED.
NOTWITHSTANDING THE
TIME PERIOD SET FORTH
ABOVE, ANY CLAIM FILED TWO


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF
FLORIDA IN AND FOR POLK.
COUNTY
TYNA D. CARTER, TRUSTEE
OF THE TYNA D. CARTER
REVOCABLE TRUST DATED
JANUARY 25, 2002,
Plaintiff,
and
LUIS TORRES AND CELIA
TORRES,
Defendants.
CASE NO.
53-2005-DR-003992
NOTICE OF ACTION
TO: Sarah Hartley
20 Limestone Street, Apt. 2
Caribou, ME 04736
If alive, and if dead, his unknown
spouse, heirs, devisees, grantees,
assignees, lienors, creditor, trus-
tees and all other parties claiming
by, through, under or against her.
YOU ARE NOTIFIED that a Com-
plaint to foreclose on a mortgage
action which will divest you of any
interest in and to the following-de-
scribed, to-wit:
Lot 28 and 29, CUTRONE PARK,
according to the plat thereof as
recorded In Plat Book 39, Page
22, of the Public Records of
Polk County, Florida.
Has been filed against you and
you are required to serve a copy
of your written defenses, if any, to
it on ADRIAN GABALDON, Plain-
tiff's Attorney, whose address is
P.O. BOX 1303, Auburndale, FL
33823, on or before January 9,
2006, and file the original with the -
clerk of this court either before
service on Husband's attorney or
immediately thereafter; otherwise -
a default will be entered against
you for the relief demanded in the
complaint or petition.
In accordance with the American
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, 22, 29, Jan. 5, 12, .
2005-3864


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NOTICE OF
ENACTMENT
The following ordinances were adopted and passed in law on Decem-
ber 19, 2005 at a regular meeting of the City Commission of the City of
Bartow. Copies of this ordinances is on file in the office of the City Clerk
at 450 N. Wilson Avenue and available for inspection Monday-Friday,
8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
ORDINANCE NO. 2005-65
AN ORDINANCE AMENDING THE FUTURE LAND USE MAP OF
THE COMPREHENSIVE PLAN OF THE CITY OF BARTOW, FLORIDA;
SAID AMENDMENT BEING KNOWN AS "AMENDMENT #CPA-05-17-
LS"; SPECIFICALLY.ASSIGNING LAND USE TO A RECENTLY AN-
NEXED PARCEL OWNED BY WILLIAM AND CATHERINE LYLE;
-IRANSMITTING SAID AMENDMENT TO THE FLORIDA DEPARTMENT
OF COMMUNITY AFFAIRS (DCA) FOR A FINDING OF COMPLIANCE
ORDINANCE NO. 2005-70
AN ORDINANCE AMENDING THE FUTURE LAND USE MAP OF
THE COMPREHENSIVE PLAN OF THE CITY OF BARTOW, FLORIDA;
SAID AMENDMENT BEING KNOWN AS "AMENDMENT #CPA-05-21-
LS"; SPECIFICALLY ASSIGNING LAND USE TO A RECENTLY AN-
NEXED PARCEL OWNED BY BARTOW HOLDING COMPANY; TRANS-
MITTING SAID AMENDMENT TO THE FLORIDA DEPARTMENT OF
COMMUNITY AFFAIRS (DCA) FOR A FINDING OF COMPLIANCE
ORDINANCE NO. 2005-72
AN ORDINANCE AMENDMENT THE ZONING MAP OF THE CITY
OF BARTOW, FLORIDA, BY ZONING APPROXIMATELY 24.4 ACRES
OF LAND OWNED BY HENRY GROVES, INC. AND MICHAEL AND
JUDY BEDENBAUGH, AND LOCATED IN SECTION 25, TOWNSHIP 29
SOUTH, RANGE 24 EAST, POLK COUNTY FLORIDA, AS R-1-3A, "SIN-
GLE FAMILY RESIDENTIAL."
ORDINANCE NO. 2005-77
AN ORDINANCE UPON THE PETITION OF THE OWNER THEREOF
APPROXIMATELY 0.39 ACRES LOCATED IN SECTION 32, TOWN-
SHIP 29 SOUTH, RANGE 25 EAST, POLK COUNTY, FLORIDA.
ORDINANCE NO. 2005-78
AN ORDINANCE AMENDING THE FUTURE LAND USE MAP OF
THE COMPREHENSIVE PLAN OF THE CITY OF BARTOW, FLORIDA;
SAID AMENDMENT BEING KNOWN AS "AMENDMENT #CPA-05-22-
SS"; SPECIFICALLY ASSIGNING LAND USE TO A RECENTLY AN-
NEXED PARCEL OWNED BY MILLARD D. TOWNLEY; TRANSMIT-
TING SAID AMENDMENT TO THE FLORIDA DEPARTMENT OF COM-
MUNITY AFFAIRS (DCA) FOR A FINDING OF COMPLIANCE
ORDINANCE NO. 2005-79
AN ORDINANCE AMENDING THE ZONING MAP OF THE CITY OF
BARTOW, FLORIDA, BY ZONING APPROXIMATELY 0.39 ACRES OF
RECENTLY ANNEXED LAND AS C-2, "COMMUNITY COMMERCIAL"
AND REZONING 4.41 ACRES OF LAND FROM C-3, "HIGHWAY COM-
MERCIAL" TO C-2 "COMMUNITY COMMERCIAL"; ALL OWNED BY
MILLARD D. TOWNLEY AND LOCATED IN SECTION 32, TOWNSHIP
29 SOUTH, RANGE 25 EAST, POLK COUNTY, FLORIDA.
Please be advised that if you desire to appeal from any decisions made
as a result of the above hearing or meeting, you will need a record of the
proceedings and in some cases a verbatim record is required. You must
make your own arrangements to produce this record. (Florida Statute
286.0105.)
If you are a person with disabilities who needs any accommodation in
order to participate in this proceeding, you are entitled at no cost to
you, to the provision of certain assistance. Please contact City Clerk
Linda Culpepper at 450 N. Wilson Avenue, P.O. Box 1069, Bartow,
Florida 33831-1069 or phone (863) 534-0100,' within two (2) working
days of your receipt of this meeting notification; if you are hearing or
voice impaired, call 1-800-955-8771.
LINDA R. CULPEPPER
CITY CLERK
Dec. 22, 2005-4043


NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING BEFORE THE CITY OF BARTOW
CITY COMMISSION
Notice is hereby given that the City Commission of the City of Bartow will
hold a Public Hearing at a regular City Commission meeting on Monday,
January 3, 2006 at 6:30 p.m. in the City Commission Chambers of Bar-
tow City Hall located at 450 N. Wilson Avenue to consider the final read-
ing of the following ordinances:
ORDINANCE NO. 2005-80
AN ORDINANCE AUTHORIZING THE CITY OF BARTOW TO SELL TO
FRONTIER BARTOW, LLP, APPROXIMATELY 35.487 ACRES OF
LAND LOCATED ON HIGHWAY 60 EAST FOR THE U.S. 98 INTER-
SECTION FOR A PURCHASE PRICE AND ON CERTAIN TERMS AND
CONDITIONS PROVIDED FOR IN THE CONTRACT BETWEEN THE
PARTIES.
ORDINANCE NO. 2005-81
AN ORDINANCE AUTHORIZING THE CITY OF BARTOW TO ENTER
INTO A NON-EXCLUSIVE CABLE TELEVISION FRANCHISE AGREE-
MENT WITH BRIGHT HOUSE NETWORKS, LLC
ORDINANCE NO. 2005-82
AN ORDINANCE AUTHORIZING THE CITY OF BARTOW TO SELL TO
DAVID M. HEBB AND WIFE, JULIE A. HEBB LAND LOCATED AT 800
WOODLAWN AVENUE FOR A PURCHASE PRICE AND ON CERTAIN
TERMS AND CONDITIONS PROVIDED FOR IN THE CONTRACT BE-
TWEEN THE PARTIES
The ordinances are available in the office of the City Clerk in the City Hall
complex. Interested parties may examine them there or appear at the
meeting and be heard with respect to the proposed ordinances.
Please be advised that if you desire to appeal from any decision made as
a result of the above hearing or meeting, you will need a record of ttie
proceedings and in some cases a verbatim record is required. You must
make your own arrangements to produce this record. (Florida Statute
286.0105)
If you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in or-
der to participate in this proceeding, you are entitled, at least no cost to
you, to the provision of certain assistance. Please contact City Clerk
Linda Culpepper at 450 N. Wilson Avenue, P.O. Box 1069, Bartow, Flor-
ida 33831-1069 or phone (863) 534-0100 within 2 working days of you
receipt of- this meeting notification; if you are hearing or voice impaired,
call 1-800-955-8771.
Thank you for all your help. Appreciate all your hard work. *
Sincerely,
LINDA CULPEPPER, CITY CLERK
CITY OF BARTOW
Dec. 22, 2005-4042


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN
AND FOR POLK COUNTY,
FLORIDA
PROBATE DIVISION
IN RE: ESTATE OF
RACHEL ANN HOUSEKNECHT,
Deceased.
File No.
CP05-2512
NOTICE TO CREDITORS
(Intestate Florida Resident-
Single Petitioner)
The administration of the estate
of RACHEL ANN HOUSEKNECHT
(the "Decedent") whose date
of death was October 18,
2005 and whose Social Secu-
rity Number is 086-54-9320, 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 is required to be served must
file their claims with this court
WITHIN THE LATER OF 3
MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF
THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF
THIS NOTICE OR 30 DAYS AF-
TER THE TIME OF SERVICE OF
A COPY OF THIS NOTICE ON
THEM.
All other creditors of the dece-
dent and persons who have claims
or demands against the dece-
dent's estate, must file their claims
with this court WITHIN 3 MONTHS
AFTER THE DATE OF THE
FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS
NOTICE.
ALL CLAIMS NOT SO FILED
WILL BE FOREVER BARRED.
NOTWITHSTANDING THE
TIME PERIODS SET FORTH
ABOVE, ANY CLAIM FILED
TWO (2) YEARS OR MORE
AFTER THE DECEDENT'S
DATE OF DEATH IS BARRED.
The date of first publication of
this notice is December 12, 2005
Signed on this 25th day of Oc-
tober, 2006
Personal Representative
RUTH ELLEN BARREN
c/o 814 Ridgeway Blvd.,
South
Davenport, FL 33897-7588
Attorney for Personal Representa-
tive
DEBRA J. SUTTON, ESQUIHE
Sutton Law Firm
325 West Main Street
Post Office Drawer 427
Bartow, Florida 33831-0427
863-533 8912 telephonei)
863-533-4633 (telecopier)
Florida Bar No.: 818682
Dec. 12, 19, 22, 29, 2005-3910


structions, Bid Dates, Specifica-
tions, and Bid'Forms can be ob-
tained by contacting the Polk
County Sheriff's Office, Ashley
Provenza, Purchasing Agent,
3705 U.S. Highway 98 South,
Building #14, Lakeland, Florida
33813, phone (863) 413-2882 ext.
102, or by going to the website at
www.polksheriff.org under Pur-
chasing than click Notice of Bids.
Bids are to be submitted no later
than 2:00 pm on January 26,
2006. Bids received after this time
will not be considered.
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 Serv-
ices Bureau
Dec. 22, 2005-4041


(2) YEARS OR MORE AFTER THE
DECEDENT'S DATE OF DEATH
IS BARRED.
The date of first publication
of this notice is December 22,

Personal Representative:
JAMES CLAYTON LAN-
HAM
115 E. PALM
LAKELAND, FL 33803
Attorneys for Personal Repre-
sentative:
SWEAT & REED, P.A.
ATTORNEY AT LAW
P.O. BOX 2866
2012 SOUTH FLORIDA
AVE.
LAKELAND, FLORIDA
33803
Telephone: (863) 680-
2222
Florida Bar No. 0124699
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NOTICE
POLK COUNTY BoCC
PROJECTS:
For information on Polk Coun-
ty BoCC procurements,
please visit our website at
www.polk-county.net, select
the "Notice of Bids" link under
"Doing Business" for a list of
all active solicitations for Invi-
tations to Bid, Request For
Proposals, Requests for Infor-
mation, Requests for Pre-
Qualification and other pro-
curement opportunities. To
download bid documents, se'
lect the link for the desired
project and complete the bid
summary/registration form
and fax it to Polk County Pur-
chasing at 863-534-0055. If
the bid document contains in-
formation that is unable to be
downloaded, the link will list
further instructions. All solici-
tations and procurement infor-
mation are also available .in
the lobby of the Purchasing
Division, 2470 Clower Lane,
Bartow, FL 33830 between
the hours of 8 A.M. to 5 P.M.
Monday-Friday.
To guarantee receipt of ad-
denda, it is necessary to
complete a Bid Registration
form which may be ob-
tained from the County's
website or the Purchasing
Division Office.


WANTED


WANTED
DEAD or ALIVE
Houses, apart-
ments and build-
ings, land, mobile
homes and parks,
storage units.
863-683-4482.


FOUND
SMALL BROWN and white fe-
male? Rat Terrier, distinctive
collar. Call 534-1836.
FREE
55-GALLON STEEL Drums.
Contain residue of soy-based
printing ink. They're behind
The Democrat on Summerlin
Street. Help yourself.
FREE KITTENS, 1 Black &
White, 1 Siamese, 1 Black, 1
Adult Tabby 11/2 F, 1 Siam-
ese Adult 21/2 Litter trained,
Ready to go. 863-781-5475.
PUPPIES FREE to a good
home, 5 to choose from. Call
533-8019 after 5:00.
WOOD PALLETS. No two
alike. Stack stuff on 'em. Use
'em for firewood. Just don't
bring 'em back. Outside The
Democrat, Florida Avenue
and Summerlin Street. Come
help yourself.

LOST
REWARD
Female Jack Russell Terrier
missing from Piedmont Court
area, since November 27th.
She is in need of Medical At-
tention. Please call anytime.
533-3703 or (863)781-3765.


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


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.


i HOLIDAY SPECIAL
$500 Off

Feline and Canine yearly vaccine packages I
Accepting New Patients
Bartow Animal Care Hospital
II 775 W. Main Street
Bartow, FL 33830 I
I 863-533-4402 I
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FOR SALE
BACKYARD GRAPEFRUIT
and orange trees. You pick.
Call 533-4401
DINETTE SET, Pecan wood
color, China with light, table
and four chairs $200. 863-
285-9052.
QUEEN PALMS, 7 foot, 3 gal-
lon $8.00 each. Hwy 555.
813-240-6982.
QUEEN SIZE bedroom suit,
black with chita design, excel-
lent shape. Comes with 6
drawer dresser with mirror, 5
drawer chest dresser, head-
board, bed and wheels. Ask-
ing $200. 863-581-0464.
RICHARD CHINA REMEM-
BRANCE, serve for 8 includ-
ing serving pieces, $75. 533-
1163.
ROYAL DALTON (Vintage
Grape) China, service for 12
including serving pieces and
Canisters, $600 firm. 533-
1163.

PETS FOR SALE
2 YEAR old Siberian Husky
with papers, white with tan.
Friendly, great with kids. Ask-
ing $200 OBO. 863-581-0464.
VEHICLE
FOR SALE
1998 ASTRO Van. Seats 8.
Excellent'condition, $5,000 or
best offer. Call 537-2359.
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@ Insultechgroup.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.
MANAGER AND leasing
available on new apartment
community. Established man-
agement company, full benefit
pkg. and 401K. Please fax re-
sume to 281-893-8916 or e-
mail to melisse.bryant@ cap-
stonemanagement.com.

HOUSE
FOR RENT
2 BEDROOM, 1 bath, CHA,
Appliances, hook/ups, carpet,
screened porches, $750
month, $750 deposit. 533-
2003. Credit check. No pets.
3 BEDROOM, 1 bath, NW
4th. Street, Fort Meade. $690
month, $690 deposit. 863-
559-7181.
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.

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.


GENERAL
HELP WANTED
HENKELMAN CONSTRUC-
TION, Inc. on behalf of the
School Board of Polk County
is currently Pre-Qualification
any firm who wishes to submit
a proposal for any and all
trades on Project #C-00163-8
Classroom Addition at Ste-
phens Elementary, located at
1350 N. Maple Ave, Bartow,
Florida,. 33830 and a con-
struction budget of
$1,280,000.00 (One million,
two hundred eighty thousand
dollars.) Please contact Hen-
kelman Construction, Inc. at
the address below if your firm
intends to request a Pre-Qual-
ification Package. Pre-Qualifi-
cation Packages must be re-
ceived by Henkelman Con-
struction, Inc. no later than
January 1, 2006. Bid pack-
ages will be sent to pre-quali-
fled bidders only.
Henkelman Construction, Inc.
1830 N. Crystal Lake Dr.
Lakeland, Fl. 33801
JRS
Geo Services
Drilling & Boring
Full time positions
available call 425-0275
MANAGER, MANAGER-
TRAINEE, clerk. Apply XYZ
Liquors, 295 US Highway 17
South, Bartow.
MECHANIC FOR small fleet.
General laborer. For more in-
formation call 941-721-3312.
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.
PART/TIME, FULL TIME
BOOKKEEPER, Experience
needed. 863-285-8636.
PRE SCHOOL teacher need-
ed. Experienced, team work-
er, enjoy challenging children
to learn. 6 hours a day and
closing responsible. 519-
0096.
RESPONSIBLE PERSON to
care for newborn. Non Smok-
ers. References required.
Monday-Friday. 863-559-
3237.
WIRELESS VAN Technician.
Trillion Ditial Communications.
Forward resume to:
Jmeadows@trillion21.comrn
SALES MANAGEMENT
Unlimited income potential-
competitive personal and
overwriting commissions. Out-
standing compensation pro-
gram with monthly district de-
velopment allowance. Exten-
sive benefits package.
Chance to help others devel-
op a successful career.

Modern Woodmen of Ameri-
ca, one of the nation's largest
fraternal providers of financial
services, is looking for a dis-
trict manager in (Polk County)
area. Cal (863-688-9424) or
send resume to:

John Friend
Suite G-6
5300 S. Florida Avenue
Lakeland, FL. 33813



APARTMENT
FOR RENT
495 GUAVA Street Bartow
Apt. # 3. 1 bedroom/1 bath,
$325 month, $300 deposit, 1
year lease. Call 863-603-7715
or 863-533-3900.
790 EAST Boulevard., Apt. A
Bartow. 2 bedroom/1 bath.
$500 monthly. $400 security
deposit. Washer/dryer hook-
ups, 1 year lease. Call 603-
7715 or 533-4482.
COUNTRY LIVING, single
story apartment homes availa-
ble. Studio and 1 bedroom,
starting at $419. No income
restrictions. Hurry only a few
left. Call 863-534-3243. Bear-
creek Apartments.
EFFICIENCY APARTMENT
all utilities included, swimming
pool. 533-5553.


UluldinAlln uctlon
No Minimum! No Reserves!

Thursday Jan 5th 10 am
1004th Ave, Babson Park

.8 ac Pallet Plant 4ac Residential Land
(Machinery and Equipment Paved roads 2 sides
selling separately) Zoned 2 units per acre
3 phase electric service High, Dry, Convenient
Comer 120 x 300 lot Excellent development
Existing office and sheds potential

Details & Pictures: www.kincaid.com RANDY
10% buyers premium $10,000 deposit day
of auction
per parcel. Balance at closing within 30 days. REALTY
Directions: Scenic Hwy South to Babson
Park, then First Left at Fire Station one block (863) 666-1977
to auction site. lic ab551/au905


OFFICE SPACE SERVICES
FOR RENT AIRBORNE TREE SERVICE
Complete tree service availa-
ble. Licensed and .Insured.
Free Estimates. Senior and
Military discounts. 863-370-
0221.
BARTOW
MUNICIPAL BASS LAWN CARE
AIRPORT Free estimates given.
Office & Warehouse commercial or Residential.
Office & Warehouse Call 533-2244.
Space available. Licensed and Insured.
Prices range from CALVIN'S HAULING INC.
$2.40-$9.50/sq. in. Topsoil, concrete wash, fill
863-533-1195 dirt, also leveling with a trac-
tor. Call 533-1852 leave mes-
sage if no answer.
PROFESSIONAL OFFICE
building w/parking. Good loca- DALE BAILEY'S
tiop. Call 533-6547.. Sod, mulch, fill dirt, grading,
irrigation supplies, landscap-
ing, free estimates, delivery
HOUSE available. 2835 SR 60 E Bar-
FOR SALE tow. (863)533-0624.
BY OWNER-NICE remodeled FORT RENT-SANTA SUIT
home. 3 bedroom, 1 bath, $75 per time. Complete with
new CHA, new roof, wood white hair, beard, black belt
floors, carpet, siding and and spats. 863-285-9052.
paint. Asking $110,000. 285- HAROLD'S HANDYMAN
8958. SERVICE
DISTRESSSALESBaSub Contractor
DISTRESS SALES, Bargains Wide variety of general re-
Free list w/pics, 100K +. Noriety of general re-
investors, Keller Williams Re- pairs. Homes and Mobile
alty www.polkbestbuys.com HomesReasonable.Rates.
TOP NOTCH REALTY HIGH GAIT FARM
Website_ HIGH GAIT FARM ..
wwwtopnotchrealty.org Horse boarding, training, les-
www.topnochrealty.org sons, dressage arena, round
pen, riding ring, concrete
MOBILE HOME bam. Ken Allen (863)537-
FOR RENT
PHOTOGRAPHY. WE do
2 BEDROOM, 1 bath, CHA, weddings and more! Call
appliances, washer/dryer Creech Photography at 533-
hook-up. Quiet location. 863- 5676.
647-1958.
POLK PAINTING, interior, ex-
3 MOBILE homes for rent, terior,. free estimates, li-
2045 J. Jackson Road, West censed. Mike Thomas at 863-
14 miles from Bartow on Lake 412-9169.
Hendry. 3 bedroom, 2 bath,
$700 per month plus security. PORTRAIT AND wedding
2 bedroom, 1 bath, $600 photography. Children, fami-
month plus security. lies, pets, in-home sittings.
2 bedroom, 1 bath,- $550 Jack Uttlefield, Photographic
month plus security. Memories. 533-9064.
407-645-1432. WILL CLEAN houses and run

MOBILE HOME errand,. References availa-
ble, 258-8838.
FOR SALE
1974 PEAT 12 x 74 single
wide. 2 bedroom/libath, Flori-
da Room, CHA, fenced back Have something
yard. Included shed. Valencia to sell? Call
Mobile Home Park. $10,000. The Democrat,
863-285-7850. emocra,
BY OWNER, Lakefront Dou- 5,3348
blewide manufactured home. The Leader,
2 bedroom, Island kitchen, 285-8625
great room, Florida room,
storage building and carport.
New central air and much
more., This is a must see.
$89,900. Call 533-8538.

MOBILE HOME FOR SALE
Must sell due to illness, good condition, 2 bedroom
with 12' x 40' addition,,CHA, screened lanai, storage
shed, carport. All appliances, window treatments,
move In ready. South Polk County. Asking $9,500.
863-773-6755.


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Whether it's an open house
for a hundred of your best
friends and business associ-
ates, a small family gathering
on Christmas Eve, or a wel-
come to the new year, "snacks"
are the way to go.
Snacks, in this context, may
include fancy canap6s, new cui-
sine hors d'oeuvres, or simple
it munchies. Basic trays of fruits
and vegetables, chips and dip,
and cheese and crackers can be
livened up with one or two new
appetizers to create a filling
and fun substitute for dinner.
Here are a few to try, includ-
ing some from meals.com:
The Yummy Good-for-You
Cheese Ball
2 8-oz. pkgs. reduced fat
cream cheese, softened
1 2-oz. pkg. ranch-flavored
dip mix
1 cup crushed pecans, seeds
or cracker crumbs.
Blend cheese and dip mix in
blender or with hand mixer.
Shape into ball. Roll in nuts,
seeds or cracker crumbs.
Make a day or two before
serving. Store in refrigerator.
Serve with lightly salted or
no-salt crackers.
Joyce Kehoe

Loaded Pita Nachos
Everyone loves nachos and
these are sure to please every-
one in your family. The combi-
nation of spicy chili, rich sour
cream and melted cheddar
cheese is a guaranteed hit.
Preparation Time: 15 mins,
Cook Time: 30 mins
Servings: 12
1 (15 oz) can chili with
beans
3 round pita breads (6 to 8-
inches)
1 tablespoon vegetable oil
1 (4-oz) can Ortega Diced
Green Chiles
2 tablespoons all-purpose
flour
1/8 teaspoon hot pepper
sauce (optional)
1/2 cup sour cream
1 tablespoon milk
3/4 (3 oz.) cup shredded
cheddar cheese
1/3 cup diced tomato
1/3 cup sliced ripe olives
1/4 cup chopped green
onions
Preheat oven to 350 degrees
F.
Cut each round into six
wedges; Split each wedge in
half and brush inside surface
lightly with oil. Place wedges
on baking sheet.
Bake for 5 to 10 minutes or
until crisp.
Combine chili with beans,
chiles, flour and hot pepper
sauce in medium bowl.
Combine sour cream and milk
in small bowl. Top baked pita
chips with chili mixture,
cheese, tomato, olives, green
onion and sour cream mixture.
Bake for 12 to 15 minutes or
until cheese is melted.

Artichoke Cheese Dip
1/2 cup mayonnaise
1/2 cup shredded Cheddar
cheese


1/2 cup shredded Monterey
Jack cheese
1/8 teaspoon onion salt
1 teaspoon dried dill weed
1/8 teaspoon lemon pepper
1/2 (14 ounce) can artichoke
hearts, drained
Preheat oven to 350 degrees
F (175 degrees C).
Combine the mayonnaise,
Cheddar cheese, Jack cheese,
onion salt, dill weed, lemon
pepper and artichoke hearts.
Mix well and pour into a 2-
quart baking dish.
Bake uncovered for 30 min-
utes. Serve with toasted
French bread or garlic bread.

Holiday Party Mix
Need something to make
during the busy holiday season
for that "last minute" party?
This snack is easy to make,
delicious to eat, but tastes like
you spent a lot of time in the
kitchen.
Preparation Time: 30 mins,
Cook Time: 45 mins
9 oven-toasted cups corn
cereal squares
4 cups popped popcorn
1 1/2 cups dry-roasted
peanuts
1 cup packed light brown
sugar
1/2 (1 stick) cup butter or
margarine
1/2 cup light corn syrup
1 teaspoon vanilla extract'.
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1 3/4 (10-oz. pkg.) cups
Nestle Toll House Holiday
Shapes & Morsels
1 pkg. (7.5 oz.) white fudge-
covered pretzels
Preheat oven to 250 degrees
F. Grease large roasting pan.
Mix cereal, popped popcorn
and peanuts in large bowl.
Pour into prepared pan.
Combine brown sugar, but-
ter and corn syrup in medium,
heavy-duty saucepan. Bring to
a boil over medium heat, stir-
ring constantly. Boil, without
stirring, for 5 minutes. Remove,
from heat; stir in vanilla
extract and baking soda. Pour
evenly over cereal mixture; stir
to coat evenly.
Bake for 45 minutes, stir-
ring every 15 minutes. Cool
completely in pan, stirring fre-
quently to break apart mix-
ture. Stir in Shapes & Morsels
and pretzels. Store in airtight
container.

Sugar Baked Walnuts
Cook time: 30 Minutes Total
time: 40 Minutes
Yields: 16 servings
2 egg whites, stiffly beaten
1 cup white sugar
1/2 cup butter, softened
1 pound walnut halves
Preheat oven to 350 degrees
F (175 degrees C).
To the stiff egg whites add
sugar, butter and walnuts. Mix
until nuts are well coated.
Spread out on a cookie sheet.
Bake in preheated oven for
20 to 30 minutes, stirring a
couple of times, until browned.


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